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Rep. Karen Bass: ‘How Many More Times Can Our Country Be Put Through This?’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC


Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, on what kind of police reforms are needed in the wake of the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests. Aired on 6/2/2020.
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Rep. Karen Bass: 'How Many More Times Can Our Country Be Put Through This?' | MTP Daily | MSNBC


  1. How many times will people stand up and say enough only to be ignored? The time for change is NOW! !!☆☆☆

    1. brian gardner Whites was caught today looking like idiots Spray painting buildings. Cowards was caught by the Peaceful protesters who filmed and called them out. They was dressed in black hooded sweatshirts and black pants.

    2. @Chiefs Kingdom – LOL. Hmmm. Thank you. This one has me thinking why it might not be a good idea. Very interesting idea. Let me digest this.

    3. @Chiefs Kingdom – I think it might be along the lines of, “Why allow male congressmen to decide on abortion issues”. While I agree this may remove some doubt, by having all females judge on this issue, it assumes a prejudice PRO or CON, on the issue itself by NOT having males judges.

      Specifically to black cops, the black community might find, that black cops are much more harsh. And, might be weird concerning all white neighborhood. Now, if you say each race neighborhood should have it’s own cops, again…this could lead to issues…white cops, letting off white people, etc.

      SO…I think this is a bad idea. We just needs cops following the rules, and not murder people.

    4. @Chiefs Kingdom – Lets stay on topic.
      Why this is a bad idea is because it assumes that a persons race, gender, nationality, color of skin, etc…will not allow objective reasoning, and judgement. Much like Trump saying a “Mexican” could not be a judge in his case. If this was true (which it isn’t), I would be able to get acquitted on any trail, and police encounter kicked out of court because the person was NOT the same race as me. And that is ridiculous. AGAIN…we need judges to be objective, we need cops to be impartial, and JUST DO THEIR JOBS…no matter what race they are.

      TRUMP: I’ll tell you what it has to do. I’ve had ruling after ruling after ruling that’s been bad rulings, OK? I’ve been treated very unfairly. Before him, we had another judge. If that judge was still there, this case would have been over two years ago.
      Let me just tell you, I’ve had horrible rulings, I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, OK? I’m building a wall. I am going to do very well with the Hispanics, the Mexicans —
      TAPPER: So, no Mexican judge could ever be involved in a case that involves you?
      TRUMP: Well, he’s a member of a society, where — you know, very pro-Mexico, and that’s fine. It’s all fine, but —
      TAPPER: Except that you’re calling into question his heritage.
      TRUMP: I think he should recuse himself.
      TAPPER: Because he’s Latino?
      TRUMP: Then, you also say, does he know the lawyer on the other side? I mean, does he know the lawyer? You know, a lot of people say —
      TAPPER: But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about —
      TRUMP: That’s another problem.
      TAPPER: You’re invoking his race, talking about whether or not he can do his job.
      TRUMP: Jake, I’m building a wall. OK? I’m building a wall. I’m trying to keep business out of Mexico. Mexico’s fine.
      TAPPER: But he’s an American.
      TRUMP: He’s of Mexican heritage and he’s very proud of it, as I am where I come from, my parents.
      TAPPER: But he’s an American. You keep talking about it’s a conflict of interest because of Mexico.
      TRUMP: Jake, are you ready? I have a case that should have already been dismissed. I have thousands of people saying Trump University is fantastic, OK? I have a case that should have been dismissed. A judge that never, ever gives — now, we lose the plaintiff. He lets the plaintiff of the case out.
      So, why isn’t he calling the case? So, we thought we won the case.
      TAPPER: So, you disagree with his rulings. I totally understand that.
      TRUMP: I’ve had lawyers come up to me and say, you are being treated so unfairly. It’s unbelievable. You know the plaintiffs in the case have all said wonderful things about the school and they’re suing. You know why they’re suing? Because they want to get their money back.
      TAPPER: I don’t want to really litigate the case of Trump University.
      TRUMP: You have to, because if he was giving me fair rulings, I wouldn’t say that.
      TAPPER: My question is —
      TRUMP: Jake, if you were giving me fair rulings, I wouldn’t be talking to you this way. He’s given me horrible rulings.
      TAPPER: I don’t care if you criticize him, that’s fine. You can criticize every decision. What I’m saying, if you invoke his race as a reason why he can’t do his job.
      TRUMP: I think that’s why he’s doing it. I think that’s why he’s doing it.
      TAPPER: When Hillary Clinton says it’s a racist attack —
      TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is a stiff. If Hillary Clinton becomes president —
      TAPPER: Paul Ryan today — Paul Ryan today said he didn’t care for the way that you are attacking this judge.
      TRUMP: Look, I’m just telling you, Paul Ryan doesn’t know the case. Here’s the story —
      TAPPER: Isn’t it the —
      TRUMP: I should have won this case on summary judgment. This is not a — this is a case I should have won on summary judgment. You know, the law firm paid Hillary Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars to make speeches. You know the law firm —
      TAPPER: I do. And we reported — we reported it on my show.
      TRUMP: OK. I’m glad. You’re the only one.
      TRUMP: Wait a minute. A law firm paid hundreds and thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton for speeches.
      TAPPER: Before either of you —
      TRUMP: She wasn’t working. Everyone fell asleep during a speech, OK?
      TAPPER: Before either of you were running for president, they did.
      But here’s the final fundamental question —
      TRUMP: Do you know they’ve contributed tremendous amounts of money to her campaign?
      TAPPER: Yes.
      TRUMP: Do you know they contributed a lot of money to Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general?
      TAPPER: Here’s my question —
      TRUMP: No, no, do you know that?
      TAPPER: I did not know that.
      TRUMP: Did you know they went to every attorney general practically in the country that they could and did you know this case was turned down by almost every attorney general from Texas to Florida and to many other states?
      TAPPER: Is it not — when Hillary Clinton says this is a racist attack, and you reject that — if you’re saying he can’t do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism?
      TRUMP: No. I don’t think so at all.
      TAPPER: No?
      TRUMP: No. He’s proud of his heritage. I respect him for that.
      TAPPER: But you’re saying you can’t do his job because of that.
      TRUMP: Look, he’s proud of his heritage, OK? I’m building a wall.
      Now, I think I’m going to do very well with Hispanics because they are going to get jobs right now. They are going to get jobs. I think I’m going to do very well with Hispanics.
      We are building a wall. He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico.
      The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings, rulings that people can’t even believe. This case should have ended years ago in summary judgment. The best lawyers, I have spoken to so many lawyers, they said, this is not a case. This is a case that should have ended.
      TAPPER: I —
      TRUMP: This judge is giving us unfair rulings. Now, I say why? Well, I’m building a wall, OK? And it’s a wall between Mexico. Not another country.
      TAPPER: But he’s not from Mexico. He’s from Indiana.
      TRUMP: He’s of Mexican heritage and he’s very proud of it.

    1. @quark boson Well, how about just two days ago when Barr ordered the police to clear demonstrators who were sitting peacefully in Lafayette Park to be cleared from the area? US Park Police went in with tear gas, pepper spray, shields and clubs. Why? So Trump could stroll across the park for a photo op. This was a clear violation of Amend 1, the right to peaceful assembly. Trump allowed Barr to order this as head of the Justice Dept ONLY so Trump could “dominate the battlefield”. As President he should have told Barr to step off, as it would violate the 1st Amendment. Instead Trump chose to violate his sworn Oath of Office ( to preserve and defend the US Constitution). There are many other examples, but this is the latest. He also reversed Obamas decision of not allowing LEO’s to be given surplus military hardware w/o proper training. This has led to deadly military hardware being in the hands of unqualified hotshot cops.

    2. @Michael Gibson Wow, someone from the party of death and destruction is pro death. I would’ve never guessed.

    3. @Michael Gibson ,This, you know, is very different from the original assertion, but I will humor you. The church of the presidents was recently set ablaze by protestors. In a response to safeguard this site a parameter was reset. Now I personally do not regard this church as particularly important but do not think any business or person should be interrupted by a protest. Now we could argue for a while about the so called photo-op but I say the President has a right of freedom of speech also. The secret service would clear the area for this so all was safe. The crowd did not remove themselves as requested. Some dispute arises as to the use of tear gas, irrelevant, the President has priority in this instance so when ask to move…MOVE!. As far as LEO getting retired military gear, a large portion of the police force is made up of prior military, they are better trained and prepared than many that are just into the military. President Obama was a buffoon and a crook.

    4. @quark boson Thanks for “humoring” me Mr. Intellect. Some points:
      1). It is not the “church of the presidents”. It is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church that just happens to be across from the WH. Trump is NOT a member. Neither Trump or the WH staff got permission from the DC Episcopal Bishop to use the church for his photo op…The DC Bishop is outraged and has requested Trump to apologize.
      2) They did not set up a parameter. They set up a perimeter. Big difference. Look it up.
      3) Multiple studies have shown that Americans view the increasing military appearance of LEO’s as negative. It gives the impression of law enforcement as THE OPPONENT AND ENEMY instead if public servants. Wholesale acquisition and use of military hardware w/o regulation and discretion will only INCREASE civilian perception of LEO as the ENEMY. This is EXACTLY the problem now and what needs to be mitigated.
      4) Your pseudo intellectualism underwhelmes me. Have a nice evening.

    5. Michael Gibson What kind of cookies are you baking for the looters as they are burning down your city

    1. @owen bright
      May your underground bunker be filled with Molten Lava.
      Curses upon the wicked!!

  2. I am your Dictator! I have emerged from my Bunker to hold up the Bible, for behold! I am the Word, and the Word is Trump.

    1. Yeah, and Biden spent 72 days in his basement only to crawl out on top of Mr. Floyds casket.

    2. He was democratically elected, and abides by the constitution and the rule of law. So he clearly isn’t a dictator. On top of that, he’s a strong advocate of freedom of speech and expression, as well as capitalism and individual ownership. Again, not traits of a dictator. He would have gone to the safe zone on security advice, just as any President would have in that situation. By showing the Bible, he was appealing to higher values in people. I see nothing wrong in that.

    3. @Flabby Bum america is great! See how we expressed ourselves civilly and both have a takeaway. We the people!

    1. @yolonda jones you know nothing about how your country works. DO YOU?
      Since when does a President dictate laws in a state? When the state’s Governor is too inept to enforce your very own state laws.
      But being uneducated, you wouldn’t know that.

    2. Fred the time for sitting down and talking with the folks that think police should not be held accountable is over. The time for peaceful protesting is over. Let the shooting war begin.

  3. All the cities being burned are controlled by Dems. The Dems have let those small and large businesses get looted and burned down taking their jobs with the smoke.

  4. They’re talking about poor and rich and then their activities are making them more poor and poor

  5. As many times as you leftist try to destroy it …..And lying Todd ,MSNBC there was no tear gas with Trump in the park …lied again.

  6. All this time you thought Democrats cared about your communities. Right now they are allowing them to be destroyed.

  7. Oh, I see we’re still pretending there isn’t a racist crime wave going on… but please do continue.

  8. JFC: NOTHING can be achieved for minorities under our ignorant, greedy, draft-dodger president. — Signed, a Naval Academy grad and veteran

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