‘This Is The Moment’: Inside The Push To Defund The Police After George Floyd Killing | MSNBC

'This Is The Moment': Inside The Push To Defund The Police After George Floyd Killing | MSNBC 1


There is a nationwide debate over defunding the police as protesters across the country want action after George Floyd's killing. The Minneapolis City Council has voted to dismantle its police force and New York City's mayor De Blasio vows to cut funding from the NYPD. But, Joe Biden is against it and top democrats are not endorsing it. New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousin and Former Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson join MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 6/8/2020.
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'This Is The Moment': Inside The Push To Defund The Police After Floyd Killing | MSNBC

37 Comments on "‘This Is The Moment’: Inside The Push To Defund The Police After George Floyd Killing | MSNBC"

  1. Just Saying | June 8, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    Fund and invest into the vulnerable neighborhoods so the crime doesn’t happen in the first place, politicians.

  2. Thank you for your compliance | June 8, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

    It is totally wrong that the US police escalades instead of de-escalates. Don’t they have a proper training and selection process? Why are they attacking protesters? For what purpose?

  3. Gods Klanof | June 8, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

    @To ALL; *Continue with protests* till you get what is needed; so, do NOT STOP !!!!!!

    • @PK CazadoresYou do not want to arm ANTIFA, they go in hard, no mercy.

    • Judith Gibson | June 9, 2020 at 7:59 AM | Reply

      People you have to stand up for equal rights and justice for people.this worlds people are living is a very serious and dangerous times.god blessed 🙌 your people to many things are doing on.God bless all your people.

    • @Gabe Dudley corona is still there, and spiking in the red states that opened way too early with not enough testing, and contact testing

    • @Megadog

    • Gabe Dudley | June 9, 2020 at 8:36 AM | Reply

      @dan mac yea and the states with the massive protest are ok right? Has logic totally failed you? So sad

  4. loved it

  5. loved it

  6. Robert Sterenchak | June 8, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

    Sooo…Minneapolis trynna be the next Detroit???

  7. Damaris Dias | June 8, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply


    • Jonathan Archer | June 8, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      Waiting for the brave ex cops to speak & let the light shine in on the true horrors of sadistic police.

  8. Artiom Mikhailov | June 8, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    Where is the world heading? Crisis on top of crisis. What happened to covid? Is it under control? It must be since news networks stopped talking about it. In one overnight we went from world wide lockdowns to massive gatherings and protests around the world. Unbelievable

    • My neighbor just passed away due to coronavirus infection. It’s still very real, we are terrified because the virus is in our neighborhood. please wear mask if you must protest, and wash or sanitize hands before touching your face out there, be responsible

  9. Lawana Walker | June 8, 2020 at 10:12 PM | Reply

    Now that I understand defunding the police, I totally believe that this a good idea. The police need to change their whole mind set on policing in America.

    • Mighty Megatron | June 9, 2020 at 9:13 AM | Reply

      In Minneapolis they want to literary defund and abolish their police force.
      Good luck, get out now folks.

    • Ash Roskell | June 9, 2020 at 9:31 AM | Reply

      Mighty Megatron : “literary defund,” huh? They wanna’ take all their books away? 😆 You don’t know what, “Defunding,” means, because you live in a Foreign country, trolling for trump! Either that, or you’re 9 years old? 🤣😂😆😂☺️ Trump trolls are SO dumb! I love it! “Abolish the police force!”! You utter PLANK 🤣😂😆😂☺️

    • Colin Cleveland | June 9, 2020 at 9:59 AM | Reply

      @Mighty Megatron Stick to watching Transformers, young ‘un.
      Words and thinking aren’t for you…

    • Bad slogan though. It sounds too close to abolish the police.

    • Peter Bruno : True. That’s what Donny thinks it means, and will be patient enough for it to get halfway explained to him, before he gives up. They need to find a better phrase, and FAST. But, remember, the REAL, “Law & Order,” people are the protestors. That’s kinda’ the whole point. We’re SICK of the lawlessness

  10. Cop’s have always had the blessings of the Justice Dept. The govt pays states police gobs of money.
    Trumpsters need to read Isa 6:8-11 and understand that you support the problem and if you don’t see it. You were warned.
    Cop’s have to be restructured and defunding. Crime isn’t increasing anymore anyway
    Vote blue America

  11. Jonmanuel Olivares-Alvarez | June 9, 2020 at 12:12 AM | Reply


  12. Roland Mousaa | June 9, 2020 at 12:42 AM | Reply

    Continue to STAND! YES!

  13. safe at third | June 9, 2020 at 1:57 AM | Reply

    Stephanie explaining this issue thanks, you make things simple to understand, thank you.

  14. Calvin Hammon | June 9, 2020 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    Seriously seems like they only want to keep the peace to save their jobs

  15. Peter Skouv Ergarth | June 9, 2020 at 4:02 AM | Reply

    You make a difference.
    Keep fighting !

  16. Peter Fraser | June 9, 2020 at 5:01 AM | Reply

    7:18 We have to keep reminding people that it’s the citizens of the US who are ultimately in charge of running the country, including law enforcement. The way Dictator Trump and his Administration (and especially Bill Barr) talk you’d think that the People were a complete irrelevance.

  17. Lithuanian Giant | June 9, 2020 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    I agree that we need to rethink how we police, incarcerate and treat our fellow Americans.

  18. James Nwanazia | June 9, 2020 at 8:48 AM | Reply

    The gravy train 🚞 for the police is over. They knew it and are hopping mad 😡.

  19. Andrew Babcock | June 9, 2020 at 10:55 AM | Reply

    @ around the 7:17 mark in the video…..Real reform, and part of the, “defund the police” has to deal with the power of the police unions. They are very effective protecting their members from accountability. Almost impossible to fire, let alone prosecute bad cops. Defunding alone is not enough, they will just let go the most recent hires and keep the old guard….bad solution……What you do is dismantle the entire police department and then start a new one. The union can’t do anything about that and just don’t rehire the bad cops. Minneapolis should do this. I’m not suggesting this is the only solution needed, but it is an important part of it. If you can’t declaw the union there will be no meaningful change.

  20. Amaru Sheekuku | June 9, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

    *”Instead of war on poverty*
    *they got a war on drugs so the police can bother Me.”*

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