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well, the search for survivors, three people are head tonight, dozens are in the hospital after a boat capsizes off the san diego coast. and also tonight, outraged and in search for answers, protesters demand to see the footage of the fatal police shooting of andrew brown. plus, the republican party riffed and the damage it's doing to democracy as party leaders continue to spin the big election lie. hi, good evening. i'm pamela brown in washington. you are live in the "cnn newsroom" tonight. it is the hour's breaking news that we are following on the west coast right now, a tragedy, a deadly accident in the waters off san diego. a boat capsized and broke apart. cnn's jash campbell is gathering details for us. rescue and immigration officials
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spoke to reporters just a few minutes ago. what did they say? >> reporter: we're learning that three people are now dead after this boat capsized this morning off the coast of san diego. over 20 people were taken to the hospital. some with serious injuries. we just got an update a short time ago, as far as the reason for this boat, why it was in the water, why it was transiting the location outside of san diego, authorities believe this was part of a smuggling operation. take a listen to what they just said. >> every indication from our perspective is that this was a smuggling vessel, smuggling migrants into the united states illegally. we can't confirmed the nationality of the people involved. but our agents are with many of them at the hospital. and the man who we believe was the operator agents are with them, and the suspected smuggler. but the investigation is still unfolding. >> now the captain of that vessel has been detained according to officials, he is
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under investigation at this hour. this is something they've seen in and around that area near san diego, which is only border. that is these attempts by smugglers to in, this official's word, blend in with shipping traffic up and down the coast there of san diego. they received a call just after 10:20 a.m. pacific time about a boat that was in distress. they believe at the time that there was one person on board, this boat apparently, and i call it a boat, it's more like just a contraption that was going down the water because once it hit the reef it apparently just disintegrated according to officials. they then responded upwards of 30 people they were told were actually on board. they made a number of different approaches and rescue attempts taking over 20 people to the hospital. this particular area of san diego is home to traffic from shipping lanes. there are pleasure cruises there. there's also a u.s. naval insulation that's home to at least two aircraft carrier units
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at any given time. this area frequented by smugglers. it's worth noting that should this person actually be prosecuted, again, we're told that he is under investigation, u.s. federal law has significant and very stiff penalties for smugglers, especially those that engage in operations that result in death, including life in prison. pamela? >> all right, josh campbell, thanks so much for bringing us the latest there. and turning now to north carolina. people are demanding transparency and accountability for the death of andrew brown jr. at the hands of sheriffs deputies. there have been two separate viewings ahead of his funeral tomorrow. brown was shot april 21st as deputies were trying to execute an arrest warrant. a judge has ruled the video from four police body cameras will not be released publicly for another month, and that the brown family and one of their lawyers will be allowed to see them. brown family attorney wayne kendall joins me now. first of all, thank you for coming on the show.
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we appreciate you spending some time to talk with us. have you seen any of those videos? >> no, i've not seen any of the videos. >> would you expect to see any of the videos? >> well, according to the ruling that the judge made last week, only one attorney for the family will be allowed to see the video, and that attorney has to be a north carolina licensed attorney. >> okay. >> i'm not a north carolina licensed attorney. >> so one of brown's relatives told cnn that brown started backing up his car, and then they started shooting the front windshield of his car. that is not what the d.a. said. he said the deputies only fired after brown hit them with his car. those are obviously two very different versions. how do you explain that disconnect? >> itself well, i can't explain it. and the reason that the d.a. gave for not allowing us to see the video or the public to see the video is by the very fact
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that he has a disagreement with our attorney who did see the video, which is why we need to see the video. the compelling reason for the public to see the video is that obviously there is a different interpretation of what's on the video. there can be no more compelling reason. the public has a right to know what government officials do in their name in the execution of search warrants and arrest warrants. he should allow us to see the video and clear up this discrepancy. >> i want to ask you more big picture about police reform across the country, what should be done. republican senator tim scott says that he is hopeful that congress can come together to pass a police reform bill. here is what he said this morning on cbs's "face the nation." >> the real question is, how do we change the culture of policing. i think we do that by making the employer responsible for the actions of the employee.
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we do that with doctors, we do that with lawyers. we do that in most all of our industries. and if we do that in law enforcement, the employer will change the culture. as opposed to having one officer change or not change, we'll have all officers transforming because the departments are taking on more of that burden. >> do you agree with him? do you think this would make a meaningful difference in policing? >> the biggest problem in policing in america today is the doctrine of qualified immunity. if we were to aggregate that doctrine, get it out of the legal lexicon, there will be accountability on police officers. as it currently stands, very rarely is a police officer held accountable for his or her actions as a police officer for acts of violence against citizens that are done in the name of that particular governmental unit. if we get rid of qualified
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immunity, then the employers, senator scott says, will be responsible, or their insurance carrier will be responsible. currently, there is no responsibility because nine times out of ten, a police officer will get away with acts of misconduct based on a doctrine of qualified immunity, which holds that officers are not accountable for actions done under the scope of their authority as police officers. >> right. and that is the sticking point of course is over that qualified immunity, tim scott has said that he thinks it should apply, that these police departments should be held responsible, not the individual police officers. that's still ongoing in washington. but back to your case, wayne. you talk about woman tanting th cam video to be released in the sake of transparency. sheriff has said the same. even though state law is preventing that from happening quickly right now, is it a good sign in your view that at least the sheriff wants to get out in
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front of this? >> not only has the sheriff said he wants to release the video, but the state bureau of investigations has also called for complete transparency. the problem is the district attorney. the district attorney for whatever reason, and i think his reasons are primarily political. he's running for judge at the same time that he's probably handling the largest most public interested case in his career. i think that's an inherent conflict. a person running for office who can use this case as a means of a political advantage should not be the person calling the shots. the governor has called for special prosecutor, we think there should be a special proper, even though the law here in north carolina does not allow for the governor to appoint a special prosecutor. but somehow some way this district attorney needs to step aside and allow a special prosecutor who is independent to come in and investigate this matter. >> very quickly, the sheriff has
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reinstated four deputies who were at the scene. they did not fire their weapons, though. do you agree with that decision? >> well, we don't know what they did because they won't release the video. but what the sheriff did do that i think is laudable is that he named all seven individuals. he named the four that he's going to reinstate, put back on active duty. and he also named the other three. by his naming those individuals, there is no reason for this video to have faces blurred. we know who the shooters were because the sheriff himself has identified the shooters. so we can determine who these individuals were. i don't understand the rationale for blurring their faces, blurring their badges, blurring their name plates when we know who they are. >> okay. >> so that undercuts the rationale for having the video redacted. >> all right. wayne kendall, thank you for coming on and sharing your perspective. we appreciate it. >> thank you for having me.
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and meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered in arizona to remember a police officer killed in the line of duty. a candlelight vigil saturday night honored the life and service of officer christopher ferar. police say he was struck and killed by a man driving a stolen car after a lengthy chase. he was an 18-year veteran of the chandler police department. he is survived by his parents, two sons, a daughter, and a grandchild. our hearts and thoughts are with his family. still ahead tonight, cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger grades president biden's 100 days. and arizona republic columnist tells me why she thinks the state's election audit is, quote, laughable and only getting worse. plus, the nasa spacex mission makes history with the first nighttime splash down in the u.s. in 50 years. but first before we get all that, you reap what you sow.
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kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. in recent days a public battle has played out between trump loyalists and the republican establishment. senator mitt romney boo'd, number three house republican liz cheney shunned. former president george w. bush sidelined. but it's not just a rift inside the party machine. it's trickling up from a vocal trumpist base that's mounting a full-on takeover of the party. here to discuss cnn politics reporter and editor-at-large christa lizza and s.e. cupp. let's launch right into it with you first. obviously, party infighting is nothing new. but how significant is this current moment we're in right now? can you think of any other times
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in politics where it's been this intense, this public, and has gone on this long? >> i can't think of a time, pam, when it's been built around a single person that doesn't really represent what we traditionally would say is conservative values. the reality is donald trump, he's tonally conservative. but debt and deficit, trade, there's a lot of issues where donald trump's views do not line up with what we would have described as conservatism call it, a decade ago. another point i want to make is you mentioned bottom up. and i think that's so important, because what you saw during the trump years, we focused on the top of the ticket, the presidential race, the senate races, the house races. and, yes, democrats took back the senate, took back the house. but one thing that happened was at the state party level, you saw these small groups of extremely vocal, extremely organized trump-aligned folks take control of state parties,
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republican parties across the country. arizona is one example. kelly ward who ran multiple times lost to john mccain. she was sort of widely sort of dismissed as a candidate. she's the chairman of the arizona republican party now and is one of many people pushing this recount in the state. and has pushed the idea that donald trump won the election. so, that stuff trickles upward and has an impact on our national politics. we're seeing it in places like utah and arizona right now. >> what does a more traditional republican who wants to stay in power, stay in politics do when other republicans who do speak out, liz cheney, romney, get ex-communicated? i mean, look at the special congressional election in texas, the one candidate who spoke out against trump only received 2,500 votes out of nearly 80,000. i mean, that says a lot, doesn't it? s.e.? is she frozen?
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okay. so, chris, i'm going to let you pick up theatory there. >> i think that special election in texas, one thing that is worth noting, the voting was saturday, there's going to be a runoff. two republicans are in it. but your point is the important one, pam. there was a candidate saying, look, i'm a conservative, i have been my entire life, i don't agree with donald trump, i think we need a different sort of future, 2,500 votes. the candidate that donald trump endorsed, the widow of the former congressman, first in the voting. when we paint it as a fight between the establishment and the trump wing, it's sort of a one-sided fight. it's like me against lebron james in basketball. yes, we're playing one on one, but, like, lebron james has a significant advantage. that's the deal. the trump people just keep winning. that's what i think you have to focus on, these candidates getting in these races, ted bud,
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congressman, he had a thing about running over liberal values with a monster truck. and he played a long video of donald trump praising him in his introduction. it's not complicated here. for every voice like mitt romney or liz cheney or adam kinzinger in illinois, there's a hundred or a thousand other voices. and the establishment of the party is a little bit cowed. kevin mccarthy, they don't know what to do because they're afraid of their own base. >> i have heard that privately from republicans who have said to me, loodk, pam, look at our base. if we get ousted, then more fringe candidates like the marjorie taylor greene types will take our place. what do you say to that? do you think that that's right? >> i mean, it's not wrong. at the same time, if you vote like marjorie taylor greene, how big a difference is there other
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than sort of her theatrics, right? it's like saying, hey, i was with you all the time, sorry i didn't do anything to make clear i was with you, but i was with you. like, that's the definition of cowardice. i mean, particularly in politics. what you have, i'm going to say it again. what you have is a national party that is afraid of its base. it just is. if you think that the vast majority of elected republicans in the house and senate think that donald trump should be the nominee in 2024 and that everything that he advocates where the party should go, you are fooling yourself. what you have is very few people like liz cheney who are willing to step out and risk their political careers. people don't follow her out on that limb not because they don't agree with her, they do, but because they are afraid for their own politics. so, this whole thing, like, oh, well, imagine what it would be like if i wasn't the nominee. maybe, but functionally, the vote is very similar to what you'd be getting from a marjorie
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taylor greene or a lauren boebert or a matt gaetz. >> that's interesting. and i was talking with my team today just about this idea. is this an identity crisis, or is the bottom line here this is the party of trump and a very small number are trying to fight against it, the republicans like romney, cheney, bush, asa hutchinson, adam kinzinger, they are just the minority trying to push up against it. >> i think that's exactly right. i think we do a disservice to our viewers, to our readers when we paint it as a 50/50 matchup. like, ooh, who's going to win, is it going to be the trump candidate or the guy running against trump in the republican party? like, i'll tell you how that's going to work out a hundred times out of a hundred. now, maybe that will change, you know, as we get further away from trump or he loses -- but currently right now, donald trump, it is a cult of
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personality around donald trump. the voices who are willing to speak out are very few and far between. and whether or not lots of people who are silent agree with them, it doesn't matter in practical terms because they are silent. so that doesn't do liz cheney or mitt romney any good when some senator comes up to them and says, hey, i really support you, i can't say it publicly. well, that's the business that we're in, right? that's me saying, like, oh, yeah, i knew all the answers on "jeopardy!" but i just kept them in my head. come on, at some point you have to show and prove it, right? >> right. i've talked to some folks about that, republicans, and i've asked them, you know, how do you stay true to yourself and keep your integrity on stuff like, you know, the big election lie. you know it's wrong, and stay in republican politics as it is or the trajectory it is going. and i think i have found that it's a quandary for them. they don't know what to do. like on the election lie, it's a
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prime example. they don't want to talk about it because they know the truth. but they know that if they speak out about it, their base is going to just light them up. >> the theory is, right, it's a rollercoaster ride. you hang on for as long as you can in hopes that you get through the spins and the loops and you come to a more flat place. and i think that that's what they're hoping, which is i'm going to do everything i can to stay in office and maintain some semblance of credibility personally and with my voters because i have to believe that this fever, this trump fever is going to break. what i keep pushing back on is it's been five years. >> yeah, there is no sign of that. >> donald trump -- almost six. donald trump got in the presidential race june 2015. yesterday donald trump endorsed a candidate who came in first in a republican primary in an open primary and a began who ran expressly against donald trump as a republican, i can't do the math in my head, but 2,800 votes
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out of 80,000 votes aren't a lot in terms of percentages. we just keep getting reminder after reminder after reminder that this fever -- this may be a permanent condition or at least a semi-permanent condition through 2024/2028. i don't see any evidence that suddenly voters are done with him in the republican party, and i don't see anybody stepping forward really in a large group to say we're not doing this anymore. >> right. certainly seems that way. chris, thank you so much for the interesting conversation there about republican politics right now as it's playing out we're watching it. well, nothing defines president biden's first 100 days in office more than the coronavirus. coming up, cnn goes in depth to see how the u.s. went from having one of the worst covid responses to being a global leader in vaccinations. um yum yum yum ♪ ♪ yum yum yum yum yuuum yum yum yum yum yum yum yuuum ♪
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the story of "late night" premieres tonight at 9:00. well, president biden is now past the 100-day threshold in office. so how are americans grading him? a recent cnn poll showed a 53% approval rating overall. but his handling of the pandemic puts him at 60% approval. the president has said that he will be judged by how he steers the u.s. out of this crisis. cnn's gloria borger takes a deeper look at his administration's push to do that and what they inherited from their predecessors. >> from day one it's been about urgency, overwhelming problem we're at war with the virus. >> for the last hundred days,
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how to get vaccines into the arms of hundreds of millions of americans and convince the hesitant to get a shot has been an immense, historic undertaking, and also personal for those on the front lines. >> i'm worried that people have lost loved ones, people continue to lose loved ones, people's lives have been upturned. this is hard. and people are tired, which means that there's a tendency to let down our guard, which we can't do. >> if you had told us a hundred days into president biden's tenure that it would be open season for every adult american that wants a vaccine to be able to get one, i think we would have all said that's really incredible. >> a country with the highest number of confirmed deaths worldwide now vaccinating at a speed more than four times faster than the world average. >> progress we've made has been stunning. >> donald trump's "operation warp speed" developed the vaccine. >> it turned out to be the most significant medical discovery in
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manufacturing achievement in american history. >> nothing short of a miracle. >> do you realize what a dire situation we would be in if we did those vaccine trials and, oh, my god, they were 20% effective instead of 90 plus% effective? >> "operation warp speed." >> but in the beginning, the transition did not move at warp speed. president trump was preoccupied with finding votes, not shots. >> there was much more of a concentration of the president on re-election and a disassociation from the fact that we were having an epidemic. >> i was somewhat critical. >> and governors were left wondering who would be running the show. >> i raised the issue to mike pence several times about, hey, you know, regardless of whatever stuff the president's saying, we've got to make sure that these guys know what's going on as soon as they get up, and he assured me that that was going to be the case. >> and then. >> there was no plan to get shots into arms.
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>> no plan? >> it was early doses of moderna and pfizer were being drop-shipped to states and there just were not enough places to get vaccinated. >> they say that you were using their playbook on vaccine distribution. >> i just think that's just not true. >> i have to say it's frustrating when they spend all of their time disparaging what we did. they say we didn't have a plan. we had 65 plans. >> localized, not centralized. >> we had the fundamental belief that local leaders understood their counties, their townships, their states, their islands at a greater level of detail than we ever could. >> it's complicated. there was not really a well articulated long-range playbook to get vast majority of the people vaccinated. that's where i think the full court press of the biden administration really, really stepped up to the plate and did it well. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> the new president inherited a surging pandemic. more than 3,000 deaths a day.
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only about 15 million vaccinated. >> the very beginning, the frustration was huge demand and no supply. and so the anger and frustration everywhere across the country was, why can't i get an appointment for a vaccine? >> biden became the national vaccine pitch man, setting targets. >> he ultimately decides. >> and announcing every milestone himself, eager to show any momentum, starting with what looked like an attainable goal. >> 100 million shots in the first hundred days. >> we were already doing more than a million a day at that point. so, if we did absolutely nothing, we would have done a hundred million in the first hundred days even if he didn't show. >> but he did show up repeatedly. >> 100 million more moderna. pfizer. johnson & johnson vaccine supply for every american adult by the end of may by my 100th day in office i've administered 200 million shots. >> i heard early on the
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well, we continue now with a look at president biden's first 100 days in office. and specifically how he's handled the defining issue of american life for more than a year, the coronavirus pandemic. here's cnn's gloria borger. >> biden could not control the delays due to winter storms or governors who eased restrictions. and he abided by the decision from the fda and cdc to temporarily pause the johnson & johnson vaccine, a move that some saw as overcautious and confusing. >> these checks are providing a heck of a lot of needed relief. >> reporter: the president did jump start a federal response, a $1.9 trillion american rescue
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plan. >> america's coming back. >> deployment of active duty military and fema, a federal pharmacy program, a network of community health centers to increase vaccine access and equity. >> we have to always start with access, making sure that people can get vaccinated in places where they are comfortable and where they trust the people who are vaccinating them. >> many in communities of color are skeptical. vaccinations of younger people and those in rural areas are lagging. and with the number of overall daily vaccinations wavering, appealing to the hesitant is crucial. >> we always will meet people where they are. we always have to make sure that messages are tailored. so that's about saying what are your particular concerns. >> and politics as always comes into play. 50% of republican men say they are not likely to take the vaccine. what would you say to them? >> i would say that's absolutely
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crazy because the people that say, you know, hey, we want to get rid of these masks, we want to open up all the businesses, the only way we ever get life back to normal is if we get enough people to get that vaccine. >> so why not explain the rewards of vaccination earlier? >> if what we're saying to them is get vaccinated, this is such an effective and safe vaccine, but you can't change much of your daily activities, i don't think people understand what's in it for them. >> and why not open schools sooner. >> i think this was a major mistake at the very beginning was to not prioritize teachers for vaccination. >> the administration's answer has always been the same, let the science lead. >> i think it's another example where we followed the science, the cdc put out guidance has to how to open schools safely and keep them open safely. >> now a few phase in the effort, an immense get out the vax pr campaign, a tv blitz. >> with vaccines we can trust. >> celebrities getting jabs.
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♪ vaccine, vaccine ♪ >> it really kind of a race between getting vaccinated and the virus trying to essentially surge up again. every day that goes by, you get closer and closer to that virus really not being able to do anything because when you get an overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, the virus has no place to go. >> the country is at a tipping point with coronavirus variants on the rise, the next hundred days and beyond will still be a tough race with the final finish line not yet in sight. gloria borger, cnn, washington. >> president biden is hitting the road this week to pitch his economic agenda directly to the american people. it's part of what the white house calls the getting america back on track tour. the president, vice president, and another administration officials are blitzing cities across the country to lay out their plans to boost jobs and help families, they say.
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c cnn's arlette seinz joins me from the white house. >> tomorrow he will travel down to southern virginia where he and his wife the first lady jill biden will be visiting a school in the area to promote that american families plan. that is that $1.8 trillion proposal that focuses on childcare, paid family leave, and free community college. the vice president will be traveling to wisconsin and rhode island on tuesday and wednesday, and then on thursday the president is heading down south to louisiana to further promote these plans. now, what the president is trying to do here is build support out in the country among the american people for both that american jobs plan and that american families plan. and he is hoping that voters will then encourage their lawmakers up on capitol hill to
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support this measure. and his chief of staff ron klain explained a little bit of the thinking behind that earlier today. take a listen. >> the proposals the president's put forward have broad support in the country, support from republican governors and republican mayors. i think what we have to see is whether or not republicans in washington join the rest of america in broadly supporting these common sense ideas to grow our economy and to make our families better. >> you have heard republicans express frustration with the price tag of this proposal, and some moderate democrats have also expressed skepticism about components of this plan. but the president has said that he is willing to negotiate with republicans. but one concern he has is that if they come with offering a fourth or a fifth of what he has proposed, he says that's a no go for him. but he is expected to host republicans here at the white house at some point to talk about that infrastructure
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an all-new season of "united shades of america" starts tonight. w. kamau bell takes us to his hometown of oakland for a deeper look at police brutality in america and the toll it takes on communities of color. >> is this moment different as
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far as, like, where we are in america, and specifically around law enforcement? >> for me it's just this moment of being a black man in a police uniform. there are some problems, systemic problems that's been in policing for a very long time that you know need to be rooted out. so you sit in this place where, like, do i fit in. i'm a black man before i put on a uniform. and the moment i take it off -- >> even while you got it on. >> right. >> and w. kamau bell joins me now. great to see you. i can't wait to watch this coming up later on. but, you know, to talk a little bit about what you found during your reporting, you know, we just had this guilty verdict and the derek chauvin trial last week. and i'm wondering do you think that that will have any impact on policing in america? >> well, it's interesting, because in the clip we just played you hear me asking larone
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armstrong who is now the chief of police in oakland, is this moment different. we taped that in october. right now we're asking is this moment different. so until we actually take advantage of the moment and make it different, we're still sort of spinning in a circle which is what a lot of the conversations around police figure doing. >> and what does that look like to you? >> we talked to activists out here from the anti-police terror project and james -- also the same organization about de-fund the police. i know that scares a lot of people. so the community can better support and create safety for its most impacted members. >> people here defunding the police and they may think are you saying you want to get rid of police, there have been those extreme views expressed.
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look, we have seen many examples and even recently heroic actions taken by police. you had the officer from colorado and officer talley who was killed sresponding to the shooting at the grocery store. do activists acknowledge the good that police do? >> we spend around 50% of our municipal fund on policing but only 45% on violent crime. there are times you may want somebody to show up with a gun to intervene but those are few and far. those should be highly specialized and trained. marlon gonzalez was killed because he was drunk basically in the park basically. that should have been with health workers. we don't need people with guns in every situation in assisting the public. >> you talk to multiple police
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reform activists, you are saying law enforcement is inherently racist system. what did they say about the foundation of policing and how racism been embedded from the system from the start. >> that's such an easy answer. policing in this country, especially in the so sousouth -- in the lyndon johnson administration, it was not known as a super lefty, they found that white racism was divided in the country. >> the colonel commission. >> we have those answers but we have not done anything. >> you have police departments around the country becoming militarized. why do you think that's happening and what impact has it had on the communities they serve? >> well, you know a lot of people saw that through
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as the vaccine roll out continues, some schools are still influx. many parents are in a tough spot, when they return to work,
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who'll watch their kids. jennifer maddox steps in. she turned her after school south side into a learning hub to give students the support they need and families peace of mind. >> we don't want them to make the choice, me earning a living verses my child getting an education. what type of a choice is that? >> good morning. >> they have to go back to work. we are available for them to bring their kids everyday so that they can go to work. we provide them with a safe space, makeing sure they are online every morning and on time and making sure they are in class and they are engaged and able to complete their assignment. >> very good. >> we try to make sure our doors stayed open and we are constantly staying involved and ke connected with the young people because they're really
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struggling and trying to cope with covid. >> to see the whole story of jennifer's work, go to cnn while you are there, you can nominate one who you think should be a hero. >> we are not a party led by one person. we need to accept differences in our party. >> the election is over. biden won. i know many of them don't like the outcome. elections have consequences. >> it is time for the cdc to start embracing this kind of bifurcated strategy and giving the unvaccinated a hint of what life can be like if they become vaccinated. >> buy y july 1st, you will see most of america close to normal. >> a north carolina city rocked by protests appears to bear african-american man kille


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