Sen. Smith On George Floyd’s Death: ‘It Is Extremely Important That These Officers Are Charged’

Sen. Smith On George Floyd's Death: 'It Is Extremely Important That These Officers Are Charged' 1


Minnesota Senator Tina Smith talks to Lawrence O'Donnell about the ongoing protests in Minneapolis following George Floyd's fatal arrest and the importance of her community seeing consequences for the officers involved. Aired on 5/28/2020.
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Sen. Smith On George Floyd's Death: 'It Is Extremely Important That These Officers Are Charged'

87 Comments on "Sen. Smith On George Floyd’s Death: ‘It Is Extremely Important That These Officers Are Charged’"

  1. Tobias Johnston | May 29, 2020 at 2:26 AM | Reply

    It’s extremely important that there is a complete over haul to the justice department and how policing works. This is an uprising, either the system changes or the people will die fighting for change.

    • Max Million | May 29, 2020 at 4:20 AM | Reply

      @PotatoesAre_Jesus It’s 6 months of full-time academy then 3-4 months of on the job or FTO training. I don’t see why more than 10 months of training is needed. They continue to train every month for the rest of their career also. Most jobs don’t do that much training.

      Being a lawyer is not close to the same job.

    • Tobias Johnston RIP justice.

    • TheRaidernation33 | May 29, 2020 at 6:07 AM | Reply

      Nothing gonna change unless the people get violent and turn their hatred towards those who oppress them, an eye for an eye if people started killing innocent policemen you can bet there will be change. There will be death every where if it comes to that

    • Max Million | May 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM | Reply

      @TheRaidernation33 You’re a moron. A raiders fan should of given that away I guess.

    • peterjabattack1 | May 29, 2020 at 8:34 AM | Reply

      @Iam Gatsby i’m not against change. does MLK jr. ring any bells? these riots are not progressive.

  2. Say the word Senator. He was murdered. Let me help you. MURDERED

    • Frosty Wasp | May 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Reply

      Spell it out for them

    • Cry about it

    • Alfredo Ortiz | May 29, 2020 at 7:19 AM | Reply

      So if i a civilian was detaining someone waiting for police and i did the exact same thing. Dont you think i would be immediately arrested and held until i was either cleared or charged? That is the issue here everyone else gets arrested but not these officers. We want justice

    • Camqtee Luv | May 29, 2020 at 8:37 AM | Reply

      @Zidane Steiner Video shows it was a lie, he wasn’t resisting arrest and even if he was he was in unarmed so posed no threat. You got him on the ground, pick him in the car n go.

      This was murder

      If a white mass shooter can be shipped carefully into the hands of police, then the same can be done for an unarmed black man as well.

      The issue is you people don’t see us as humans, never will. Burn it to the ground.

    • John Lightfoot | May 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      H20fanatic20 Murder and execution. They are quick to arrest protesters, but not the cops.

      Auckland. NZ

  3. Soggy Jungle | May 29, 2020 at 2:30 AM | Reply

    @2:13 “we are asking the justice department to step up as well” The fact that she would say this is just….whats the word?

  4. Aaron Christoffersen | May 29, 2020 at 2:32 AM | Reply


    • Vinfo Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 9:48 AM | Reply

      @James Peter they burnt down a police station and also when that fire spreads because it will spread it will hit housing stores and so on the government will then need to fix the broken buildings try to help store owners rebuild because some people may have forgot were in a pandemic and kind of need our local stores open to get supplies.

    • they’ve but people in jail for less and with less evidence.. its crazy

    • He’s in custody

    • Mr. NoJokes | May 29, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      Janaye Moseley has nothing to do with it

    • Mr. NoJokes | May 29, 2020 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      koda koala well said

  5. Just say it. George Floyd was murdered.

    • @James Peter Most of the videos of the riots had black people looting and causing damage. I only saw about 2 white people out of the group.

    • @Rickey H. You mean most videos that you have seen? I mean I can go out and film white people shopping at Walmart. Does that mean that only white people go to Walmart? Try to turn off Fox news, and you will see white people looting in some of those videos.

    • @James Peter I’ve seen multiple videos including regular Instagram videos from actual protesters on the streets and there’s more blacks than whites and Hispanics out of the whole group.

    • @Rickey H. I dont understand the point that you are making. BThere are more blacks than whites among protesters anyways because we are the most directly affected by this. But there are people of all races, and you have not been able to show that’s not true. Again, what is your point?

    • @James Peter My point is that if they’re going to act like animals then they’ll be treated as such. If they don’t want to be seen as thugs then they wouldn’t be fueling the stereotype by their actions.

  6. Odd Florence | May 29, 2020 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    Society: North Korea, Syria, Iraq, America, cults, terrorism. Our society we live in today.

  7. Squeaky Vegan | May 29, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

    they protected the officer before, they will protect him again, as he represents the wishes of the ruling class

    • Vulcan Studios | May 29, 2020 at 4:22 AM | Reply

      @bee boo Thats pretty racist of you to say. And completely false. I haven’t seen a single white defending this officer. Justice needs to be done. And it will be done, but even a murderer gets due process. And by the way, there is no death sentence in Minnesota.

    • sky4755 sky4755 | May 29, 2020 at 4:25 AM | Reply

      @bee boo might be for some but not for all .

    • Kevin Holdorff | May 29, 2020 at 5:17 AM | Reply

      Squeaky Vegan Nope, he’s done. Prison as other cops have gone whether you believe it or not

    • The ruling class needs overthrowing now.

    • Barry Smith | May 29, 2020 at 7:07 AM | Reply

      Precisely! The elites are comforted by police brutality.

  8. A man only suspected of a transgression is immediately arrested and brutally killed by police. Why are his murderers not immediately arrested when there is clear evidence of their crime?

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    • Ash Roskell | May 29, 2020 at 8:25 AM | Reply

      J. B. : You must be very anxious for me to see something you wrote, son? Is it irking you, that I’m not reading your comments, because of your childish abuse? Maybe you hope to, “draw me in,” with something? Anything. Just to be able to say I did read you? Or, maybe you’re just too entitled to comprehend that an other person might be genuinely uninterested in your Trump Trollery? I genuinely think you need help, son. Judging from the length of that last one, it looked like you are taking your time? What a senseless waste of human life? 🙄

    • elder scrolls I agree thst the police were a bunch of idiots.

    • Local, state, and federal. Almost like corporations, they never take responsibility for the lives of their citizens. They respond like it’s someone elses issue. They tell us, how we are feeling, and disappear. People want to know, what is going to be done about it.

    • J. B.
      Right. The republicans used to be LIBERAL and the democrats CONSERVATIVE. So LIBERALS freed the slaves from the conservatives and the conservatives got so angry they started the KKK!! But I’m sure you know all this and are just being dishonest and disingenuous because that’s what CONSERVATIVES DO!!

  9. Clint Sevilla | May 29, 2020 at 2:57 AM | Reply

    If you don’t charge, this will happen again.

    • Hamptonian Painting | May 29, 2020 at 8:36 AM | Reply

      *This has nothing to do with floyds death anymore. They should be shot! They are looting, destroying businesses, vandalizing and stealing people’s property. They set the precinct on fire!*

    • @Huh Are you talking about black people? Wow.

    • @fangzea you know I’m talking about your kind pink cretin. Your white fragility is just acting brand new at the moment. 😂😂😂

    • @jimbo slice Yeah, the whites ‘protesting’ get shot too.

    • ronron Shelton | May 29, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

      @Vex The same thing happened in LA. Do you think the commercial area will just remain vacant? Maybe you don’t understand how business works.

  10. John Miller | May 29, 2020 at 3:00 AM | Reply

    That’s what shocked me the most, was those stupid 3 cops standing there doing absolutely nothing!! Not even a “hey calm down dude, you’re killing him” they all just looked at a man murdering another. COWARDS!!!

  11. Hector Avelar | May 29, 2020 at 3:04 AM | Reply

    I can’t get over how George Floyd called out for his mom to save him. Breaks my heart. RIP George.

    • Hector Castillon | May 29, 2020 at 6:04 AM | Reply

      We need a union of citizens of all raise, colors and genders to audit the police chosen and screened by their communities so this doesn’t happen again

    • James Peter | May 29, 2020 at 6:22 AM | Reply

      @kevin ruona What felony was that? When was he tried and sentenced to death? Please enlighten us.

    • @SPECTRE who cares? People change and there were so many positive things he has done and people said he had done I’m pretty sure you have done alot

    • elder scrolls | May 29, 2020 at 6:36 AM | Reply

      @SPECTRE NO WE WILL NOT STOP DEFENDING THE MURDER OF A HANDCUFFED DEFENSELESS RESTRAINED HUMAN BEING CRYING OUT PLEADING FOR HIS LIFE! btw you deleted the comment i replied to u said ‘was the officer bashing his head in?’ ect attempting to minimize the fact this was clear as day murder of an innocent citizen.

    • Wind Of-Death | May 29, 2020 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      SPECTRE did he do time?

  12. I love how officials are acting like these cops did something unusual when this is standard police tactics. They need to change the rules or this will happen again. Watch any episode of cops and you will see this done.

    • Alexander Mar | May 29, 2020 at 5:54 AM | Reply

      I guarantee you it will happen again so long as there’s people trying to brake the law and have the police triggered. Don’t brake the law and be an abiding citizen. you’ll less likely to get killed. Tip.

    • Lords of Media | May 29, 2020 at 6:15 AM | Reply

      @Alexander Mar So your tip is to live in fear and get lucky to not run afoul of a filthy cop?If you don’t think cops will turn on you even if you did nothing wrong, you are a fool.

    • @Kevin Holdorff Thanks for defending the show and missing the point completely. Well done.

    • @Alexander Mar sad

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  13. Mike Litoris | May 29, 2020 at 3:35 AM | Reply

    Growing, vibrant? Well you can kiss that goodbye senator

  14. I can’t imagine what will happen if they don’t charge the “officer”.

  15. Michael Langley | May 29, 2020 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    “Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.” – Joker

  16. George Lithoxopoulos | May 29, 2020 at 4:18 AM | Reply

    getting fired is indicative that you did something wrong so wwwwwwwwwwhy haven’t they been charged

  17. Tell me about this…
    How do you get fired for murder but not get charged with murder?

  18. America has become a third world country. Country with dictator in charge and corrupt government. MAGA BS!

  19. Isaac Missi | May 29, 2020 at 5:00 AM | Reply

    If anyone but a police officer did this and had it caught on camera, they would be in jail.

    • Backpack PePelon | May 29, 2020 at 7:00 AM | Reply

      @mark spannar damm must be nice that you need some evidence to be guilt instead of just outright killed in public. The police dept should implement that system too one day.

    • Backpack PePelon In the meantime destroy property that isn’t yours, that should show em who’s boss 😂 sign up for welfare this year by the way

    • Broken Mirror | May 29, 2020 at 7:23 AM | Reply

      It was a warning of what’s to come.

    • Nancy Howard | May 29, 2020 at 8:02 AM | Reply

      Chief Ardondo dont arrest. Killer cops???? Chief Ardondo should be fored to

    • Look at the Leaders the Minnesota voters vote in n then wonder why?

  20. My heart goes out to all those who loved and cared dearly for Floyd. How would these cops feel if their family/friends were murdered right before their eyes?!

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