Why Trump’s Police Defense Fails: Exposing The System Behind ‘Police Reports’ | MSNBC

Why Trump's Police Defense Fails: Exposing The System Behind 'Police Reports' | MSNBC 1


Amidst the country's racial reckoning, Trump minimized police misconduct by arguing officers can "choke" under pressure. In this special report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber explains the latest updates in Daniel Prude’s police killing and details how Rochester police and city officials stage-managed the case. New evidence shows one officer wrote “make him a suspect” next to Daniel Prude’s name on an incident report. Rev. Al Sharpton joins Melber and argues this now "goes beyond a cover-up to a crime." (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 09/16/2020.
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Why Trump's Police Defense Fails: Exposing The System Behind 'Police Reports' | MSNBC

49 Comments on "Why Trump’s Police Defense Fails: Exposing The System Behind ‘Police Reports’ | MSNBC"

  1. Daily Reminder: Trump said Covid-19 was a Democrat hoax that will miraculously disappear.
    Trump/Plague 2020 – 200,000 dead and counting…

  2. The last farewell | September 16, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

    When the president is so comfortable with coverups, they become normalized and trickle-down to local governments and, yes, police departments. Trump sets the example, and demonstrates you can get away with it. Others follow.

    • This was happening BEFORE Trump got in office, he is simply A PART OF THE PROBLEM.

    • Been done for years.
      And yes he is a condoning contributor as long as it does not affect him or his.
      American is killed on american soil.
      Sucks everyday I hear about it
      Dont know why Latinos would want trump back in office, when his people look down their sights all they see is red, your blood my blood running red in the streets.
      Been this way for years.
      What do u think Barr and Trump are doing.
      Guilty of obstruction but the law is manipulated to fit their narrative.
      Lick her up.
      They are manipulating individuals and literature to try to get dirt on hilkary biden obama so they can make it look like others are guilty.
      While they pardon criminals against america, R. Stone, Manafort, Arpaio and others.
      Criminals going free.
      Free non crime committing non guilty non weapon having ,executed americans.
      Then the local city government pays out millions.
      So the police killing is defunding the police via each ones individual actions killing americans.
      GOAV Nov3

    • Crossfire Hurricane, Hunter Biden getting loan guarantees to Ukraine, Hunter Biden getting China to invest 1.5 billion dollars into an American bank, Obama/Biden getting 1.8 billion, in cash, to Iran for — nothing. You’re a burnt pot calling the kettle black.

    • @Jacquetbaer great story! Should write a screen play!!!!! Fiction of course!!

    • @Jacquetbaer All of your statement is a bunch of horse manure.

  3. Police officers are no different than the criminals.


  5. This is what a systemic problem looks like. Doesn’t matter the town, doesn’t matter the individual. Cops will ALWAYS try to protect their own, even when they are in the wrong. That’s why there are no “good apples” if those cops are willing to cover up for the bad apples.

    • Police need to be able to control criminals. Not allowing police to use chokeholds means more people police and suspects will get hurt.

    • @esj8341 the move applied to George Floyd was approved and written into mpls police training by the Democratic mayor.and it’s police chief

    • Rain Maker I never said I liked that bill. I never even said anything about Trump or Biden. You know how I know I’m not in a cult? I can comfortably disagree with his policies and criticize him. But I recognize he’s not trying to be a dictator, but I can’t say that for Trump.
      Trump won’t even describe his plans for healthcare or anything else and you expect me to consider voting for him? Foh

    • @eharmony
      I didn’t ask you to vote ,I was giving you a heads up

    • @eharmony I agree with you, the system is a problem. But let me ask – with all due respect – would your uncle stand by a cop who crosses the line or would he stick his neck out and go against the boys in blue?

  6. The reverend is well versed, and he hit the nail on the head.

    • lawyers directing the people protesting and our media is hyper focused on police investigating themselves. they are not the only officials with these powers or that abuse these powers. we should be looking at judges lawyers social workers and our expansive military as well. systemic corruption means there are people in these systems at fault not that a single system of organization is.
      i don’t trust sharpton, if he is actually what he says he is about, he would be just as dead as martin luther king, because of systemic corruption.

  7. International Harvester | September 16, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

    The USA 🇺🇸 is better than a trump administration, vote November 3rd!!

  8. Mental health issues in the United States are almost as good as a death sentence. What a disgrace.

    Greetings from Germany
    We do treat people sick with mental health issues.

  9. This form of official corruption should be called ‘cover-up-tion’

  10. Concerned Citizen | September 16, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

    What the world needs now is love sweat love….dump trump.

  11. Michael Joseph Manwaring | September 16, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

    Perverting the course of justice it’s called


  13. Ulises Schiffino | September 16, 2020 at 11:05 PM | Reply

    Watch the latest video from the Lincoln Project and see Ivanka telling her father he is a child predator.

  14. My jaw hit the floor. Make him a suspect!

  15. 🇺🇸👉🤣🤣🤣 Jimmy Dore Now ♥️

  16. Cop’s have to be charged.


  18. 😼

  19. Had PCP so what he was breathing with it in him before he came in contact with those officers!

  20. This happens far more often than Americans realize -in every community.

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