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stick around. good morning. it's sunday, january 31st. i'm ali velshi. there are nine days until the start of the failed former president's second impeachment trial in the senate on one article of incitement of insurrection. >> but let's also keep in mind that the senate floor is not just going to be a courtroom, it is a crime scene, and that the individual senators are not just jurors, they were victims and witnesses to the crimes that took place on that particular day and have seen in compelling fashion. >> even with the impeachment trial set to begin in just over a week, nbc news has learned that the failed former president's legal team is still unclear. in fact, five people previously announced as being part of his legal team have suddenly all resigned. several sources are actually
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unable to identify anyone on the defense team at all. it's not clear what's behind this exodus. maybe the former failed president is so certain there are enough republicans who will vote in his favor that he doesn't think he needs lawyers. or perhaps he simply decided to stop paying them. he does have a bit of a history of refusing to pay people who work for him. starting tuesday night the body of capitol hill police officer brian sicknick will lie in rest at the rotunda. so far no one has been directly charged in officer sicknick's death. authorities are also searching for the people who placed two pipe bombs blocks away from the capitol. this video by the "washington post" appears to show the suspect planting one of the bombs, reportedly done the night before the insurrection.
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authorities have arrested the woman who posted a selfie video of herself walking out of the capitol after the siege while saying, quote, we broke into the capitol. we got inside. we did our part. we were looking for nancy to shoot her in the frigging brain but we didn't find her. there is actually a lot of this kind of thing. the insurrectionists cut and dried themselves after posting on social media. don't forget certified idiot derrick evans who lied about participating in the siege while screaming, we're in, we're in, derrick evans is in the capitol! about two dozen others have known ties to violent extremist groups like the proud boys and the oathkeepers. two members of the proud boys have also been charged with conspiracy, one of them for, quote, planning, determination and coordination, end quote. these are the first conspiracy
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charges against members of the domestic extremist group in connection with this insurrection, although investigators are finding more evidence of the violence on january 6th was, in fact, preplanned. according to an fbi memo reviewed by the "washington post," this includes a significant number of posts on both social media and websites, including a site called one post encourages people to go to washington and get violent. quote, stop calling this a rally, go to washington and fight. police heard glass breaking, doors being kicked in. all of this comes as we learn more about who funded the january 6 rally where the failed former president and others encouraged the march on the capitol and which served as a battle cry for the deadly invasion. the "wall street journal"
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reports that extreme right conspiracy theorist alex jones pledged $55,000 for the event, though his money was ultimately used to help finance an event the day before. jones has posted in the past on his radio show members of the proud boys and the oathkeepers. he recently funded an heiress to the popular chain which is a majority of the roughly $500,000 that it cost. she is a major donor to president trump and his allies, something similar to george jenkins, who is a founder of the allies. they were a major donor to the president's senate candidates, including in the runoff.
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they are not involved in the day-to-day running of the business, although they have a history of donating to causes, including fighting for minimum wage increases. public lawmakers voted against accepting the result of the insurrection, including steve scalise, and the former football coach who was unable to correctly name the three branches of government during a recent interview. publix also donated $500,000 to david perdue during the recent runoff which focused entirely on election fraud and another $500,000 to senator mitch mcconnell, although it appears that check never cleared. but all these contributions pale in comparison to a massive $100,000 donation that publix made in december to florida's republican governor ron desantis, a major follower and booster of the failed former president. this is notably more than the $25,000 donations that publix
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made to desantis earlier in 2020 and in 2019. here's the thing. just days after that december $100,000 donation, desantis announced a major partner program to a vaccine distribution, granting the chain exclusive rights in several areas of the state. both desantis and publix deny there was any connection between the donation and the vaccination partnership. joining me now, pulitzer prize-winning reporter carol lennon. she is the author of the best-seller, "a very stable genius." also charmaine alachandron, the writer of the article that told how that pre-rally was funded.
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let me start with you about the money that went to that rally that preceded the siege, the so-called ellipse rally because it was held at the washington ellipse. what do we know about this? >> the key takeaway for me was that alex jones, a far right publicist who has published far right conspiracy theories funded this where the president urged people to go to the capitol. that brings us to the second revelation, which is that a top trump campaign raising official, caroline wren, also played a key role in facilitaing that funding and creating various pro-trump groups around that rally. >> what do we know about whether vintelli knew what she was funding? if she just thought she was
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funding conservative causes like she has in the past, that's one thing, or do youhave any reporting on that? >> i think what's clear, she was interested in the january 6 events, but then again, all the pro-trump groups around us tried to make the distinction clear that the ellipse rally was lawful and nonviolent. but it did serve as a key jumping off point for many supporters to march to the capitol. and the march language, the capitol rally, all of that was part of the day's planned events. >> carol, you've been reporting extensively on the planning and the things that went into the rally and then the subsequent siege. you had quoted from a december 3rd capitol police intelligence report -- i'm sorry, january 3rd capitol police intelligence report which reads, supporters of the current president see january 6, 2021 as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election.
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this sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent, unlike previous post-election protests, the targets of the pro-trump supporters are not necessarily the counterprotesters, but rather congress itself is the target on the 6th. so at least by january 3rd, the capitol police had picked up on the intelligence that they were after congress, or they were going to congress, and this was likely going to become violent. >> absolutely, ali. and i think what's so interesting about chelini's reporting and also the post's reporting is all these dots are being connected. on the 3rd, the capitol police have an intel warning about congress being the target and many more thousands of people showing up. on january 5th, the fbi in norfolk sends out an alert that we learned all about yesterday and some great reporting by my colleagues at the "post." the fbi sends out the alert from
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norfolk in which they say there is this war language among caravans traveling northward. they have key checkpoints in columbus, south carolina and louisville, kentucky. they refer to these checkpoints as minute man and cowboy and check-in. they are talking about war, they are talking about january 6 in a combat language. in fact, they refer to it at some point as a maga cavalry in capturing patriots on january 6. the key feature in the reporting about who was putting together this rally as chelini talks about the jumping off point that you see on the screen, alexander was talking about this event as a combative march on the capitol. so i see why some people could argue that they just view this ellipse rally as a normal
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protest, but there were tons of people, including organizers, who were discussing it in terms of a war, hand-to-hand combat and going to congress to stop the certification. >> and we're going to be talking to one of your colleagues who was reporting on that story, devlin barrett, in the next hour. chelini, let me ask you about what carol was talking about, the fbi investigating. obviously they were involved in the dozens of arrests already made. we saw two of the proud boys were now charged with conspiracy. so the fbi is broadening this from just people who happened to be in the capitol and wouldn't leave, which is a crime if they're not supposed to be there. where does this funding of the rally fit into that? is that something the fbi looks into or is that sort of a journalistic curiosity for the time being? >> at the moment it's a journalistic curiosity, but as things unfold, it could become more important.
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one of the things we know about these funding connections is alex jones, who did help facilitate this whole funding, has provided a platform for the oathkeepers and the proud boys, regularly has hosted their leaders on the show. there is clear ties between these various groups. >> thank you to both of you, carol lennoc, and shalini. she is a member of every committee there is, i think. judiciary, intelligence and homeland security. she was announced as the new chair for the emergency preparedness response and recovery subcommittee. she also served as an impeachment manager for the failed former president's first impeachment trial. congresswoman, good to see you again. i think it hasn't even been 48
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hours since you and i have last spoken, and more and more stuff comes out about how this rally and siege on congress came to be on january 6th. >> you know, it really does, and look, it's great to be with you again, and we need to continue to discuss it. and i want to thank you again for remembering officer sicknick's family. let us not forget that he lost his life trying to defend our democracy, trying to protect members of congress and trying to stop a break-in in the u.s. capitol. i saw in georgia earlier discussion, you know how you solve crimes? you connect the dots. who participated? who helped to fund the event? who helped to plan it? who helped to incite it? you connect those dots, and as you said, every hour, it seems like, there is more and more information coming forward. the ultimate result, though,
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needs to be that every person who participated in some way, and five people losing their lives, one a police officer who was murdered that day, two other police officers committed suicide, needs to be held accountable. >> you and i had lots of discussions about police brutality and police reform. you were the former chief of police in orlando. your comment about brian sicknick is important, because there are police in this country who every day put their lives on the line and who do get killed in the line of work not involved in anything bad. i think that is important for us to remember, that while we would like to clean up policing in this country, and there are some deep-rooted problems in this country, there are officers like sicknick who died trying to keep the country safe, including people like you. >> it is very, very important, and look, you're right, we spent
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a good portion of 2020 dealing with police misconduct, talking about criminal justice reform. we need to do that, we need to do more. however, there are thousands of men and women who put on the uniform every day and will do everything or anything within their power to protect us. if we just watch the footage, and for those who may be on the sidelines trying to figure out, well, was it as bad as they say it was, take a look at the footage and you see those officers out there on the front line fighting for their lives, trying to keep barricades from actually being used as deadly missiles against them, an officer being beaten with a flagpole, an officer being crushed in a door, all trying to defend the people's house and defend the people's representatives. we do have to remember that. >> representative demings, you
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were an impeachment manager in the first historical impeachment of donald trump a year ago. we're hearing news which is hard to confirm, but there are five people who were identified as being donald trump's lawyer in the senate trial which will begin on february 8th. we've now heard they're all gone, they've all resigned. we don't exactly know why. can you tell me the role of what those lawyers would be and what we hear now that they're gone? >> the role of the lawyers is supposed to be proving that the president did nothing wrong, and i think it's quite interesting. look, last year during the first impeachment trial, we tried to make it as clear as possible that if we do not hold this president accountable, he will do it again. he is an habitual offender committing crimes in progress, and here we are today. i would say that if you, as an
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attorney or lawyer, care anything about your reputation or your profession, it would be like being a magician to try to stand on the senate floor and defend this president's wrongdoing when the images are so clear and convincing. the president's own words of "march down to the capitol and fight like hell," the testimony from the rioters saying they were acting basically on behalf of the president or following his orders. so i don't know an attorney who could really put that case together to defend that behavior. and quite frankly, maybe that's the problem where his defenders seem to be abandoning ship. >> congresswoman, good to see you. it's a treat to talk to you twice in one weekend. democratic senator valuable demings of florida. thank you for joining us this morning. tomorrow andrea mitchell has
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donald trump had a pretty robust legal team for his first impeachment trial last year, but now just nine days out from his second trial, he appears to have no one. nbc white house correspondent monica alba has brand new reporting that those close to the former president are unable to identify anyone who will be representing the former president in the senate proceeding starting on february 9th. this is america, it's not hard to find a lawyer to represent you somewhere. two south carolina lawyers were supposed to take the lead, but a source says they decided to part ways mutually. uh-huh. with us is joyce vance. she is an msnbc contributor. you heard me speak to representative valuable demings about this. i am reminded of a guy and his
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lawyer said, yeah, my guy was photographed with evidence on the property. it's a hard thing to represent. >> this is a really tough case for the former president, and he only has one argument to make. that's the constitutionality argument that because he is out of office, it's no longer constitutional to hold the impeachment trial. now, that's not a very good argument. i don't think it holds up. but it's an argument that competent lawyers could make with a straight face. and by all accounts, these five lawyers that he had assembled from south carolina and north carolina are good, ethical lawyers, people who have backgrounds at doj. they could have made that constitutionality argument. but the overnight reporting from monica and others suggests that trump is insisting on relitigating the counting of ballots in wisconsin and
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georgia, arizona and other key battleground states. in other words, perpetuaing the big lie that brought on insurrection. that's something that, frankly, ali, no competent, ethical lawyer is going to do at this point. >> jason miller, a spokesman for the president, said the democrats' effort to impeach a president who has already left office is totally unconstitutional and so bad for our country. in fact, 45 senators have already voted that it is unconstitutional. we have done much work but we have not made a final decision on our legal team which will be made shortly. this brings me to the legal question. we always talk about how these senators are jurors in this trial, but in some way they're more than jurors because jurors in a normal trial make no rules. they decide -- they don't decide on the admissibility of evidence, they don't decide on standing and things like that. but in the case of the senate, the senators have power to decide whether there is not really a thing. >> that's right, impeachment is really different from the
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criminal trial. it's not just the consequences are different, no one goes to prison at the end of an impeachment trial, but here the constitution specifically leaves it up to the house and the senate to conduct these proceedings. and courts have ruled that they will not weigh in on the validity of the rules that the senate uses at a trial or that the house uses for impeachment. that goes back to an appeal that a former federal judge nixon, not the president, tried to take challenge proceedings getting him. and the judge said this is not a question within our jurisdiction because it's political. so, yes, that body can set the rules, and yes, it takes a supermajority to convict the former president in this sense. but the legal argument, if you look at it from a legal perspective, is very weak against constitutionality. for one thing, it's very clear that these proceedings started while trump was still in office. that's when he was impeached. and the ultimate remedy here,
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permanent disqualification from holding office, is a remedy that the founding fathers put in place in the constitution. they didn't say that a president could short-circuit it by resigning, and when you take a look at this in the absence of any prescription from the founding fathers that resing -- resignation would short-circuit impeachment, there is no legal reason to think that it should. >> thank you for joining us as always. joyce vance is a former u.s. attorney for alabama and an msnbc contributor. there is a disaster brewing in philadelphia, my backyard. the city trusted an inexperienced start-up run by a 22-year-old grad student with no medical experience to handle its vaccine site. things have gone horribly wrong. i'm going to talk to a doctor who has been asked to take over
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january was the deadliest month of the covid pandemic for the united states, even with hospitalizations falling to their lowest levels since december 3rd and cases taperring off in the last half of the month. january's surge still brought the number of covid-related deaths in the united states to more than 144,000, and experts warn we're not even close to being out of the woods. at biden's formal briefing on the pandemic, dr. walensky threw out a striking number, 514,000. that's the number of covid deaths the agency predicts we
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could see by february the 20th. this as another threat has emerged. new variants of the virus that show they're more dangerous and possibly more deadly. over 430 cases of the variant have been found in the united states and the first cases of a brazilian variant were found in our country this last week. now the question, how strong will our vaccines be against these variant strains? and just this past week, the city of philadelphia severed ties with a start-up organization called philly fighting covid run by this guy, 22-year-old ceo -- a 22-year-old ceo who is a grad student. he started serving covid as a non-profit to test in the city.
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the city actually trusted him to run his own vaccination site. but that was cut very short as other missions emerged. first the group canceled their effort to concentrate solely on the vaccines. it even changed its date of privacy policy that would have allowed it to sell patient data to third-party firms. by the way, dorshin has also admitted to taking doses from the site to give to his friends. in the wake of this controversy, the philadelphia health commissioner has resigned after records showed she gave an advantage to the young ceo to administer vaccines in the bidding process. as covid has crumbled, there have been calls for other individuals and organizations to pitch in and take a lead role in philadelphia's vaccine rollout. joining me now is dr. ayla stanford, founder of the black covid consortium.
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she's one of the professionals being asked now to help lead the charge. dr. stanford, good to see you again. i was reading from the philadelphia enquirer. stanford has more than proven herself to be up to the challenge. she is arguably the most trusted person in philadelphia when it comes to dispensing advice for dealing with the pandemic. so they have now come to you to say, we need some help now. we've got a problem. everybody who thought they were getting vaccinated here isn't going to, so i assume they're asking your group to pitch in and help out. >> absolutely. and we have noticed that right now our registration rates are over 35,000 individuals have signed up in about two and a half weeks, and it increased exponentially after pfc was shut down. we've also noticed the demographic change. as you know, the black doctors' covid-19 forum was formed
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because testing was not available in the black community, nor contact tracing, and subsequently vaccines, and we've seen that go from 89% african-american down to 50% of african-americans registering to receive the vaccine. >> now, maybe that's just because you've got a whole lot of non-african-americans coming in, but your whole problem that you and i have talked about for months is getting testing and now vaccines to black people. are black people being pushed out of the line because of this? >> yes. they're being pushed out of the line, and quite honestly, with the mass vaccination clinic, the goal of the aci from the cdc was to vaccinate quickly. it established that. it was to save lives of those most vulnerable and it tackled the 1a population. however, the health care personnel, largely 63% of those who died that were health care personnel were people of color. at the convention center, there were not many people of color.
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then the third tenet is racial equity. with the quickness this was put forth, there was not enough time for people to register online. the convention center is hard to maneuver for many people in african-american and latinx communities. it was not amenable and many did not benefit from that. so now all the people coming to bdcc are not of the community. it's a challenge. we are up for it. we are receiving much of the vaccine that was allocated to pfc, so now we continue to need vaccine, personnel and sustainable income, quite honestly, and financial support to serve now not just the most vulnerable african-american community but all of philadelphia until everyone else gets up and running. >> janice armstrong who wrote
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that op-ed, we agreed a long time ago that your operation is so efficient, that if we want to up the vaccines like biden talked about, we need organizations like yours. how did philadelphia end up signing with these people who had no experience and no background when people like you actually exist? >> i think it's time to just talk about the elephant in the room, and that's the implicit bias and just injustice and racism. and i'm just going to say that, because if you look at everything on paper that you put forth in terms of the experience, in terms of the earned trust in the community, we distributed -- we exhibited all of those qualities consistently. we started not because there was an rfp out, but because there was a need in the community. no one asked us to do it. it wasn't our job. it was that african-americans,
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their lives were not being valued, and we decided collectively that we were going to change that and try to level a playing field that's never been leveled. so now we're faced with we're the operation with doctors, licensed nurses and practitioners, all who were asked to show their resume. we needed letters of recommendation before we could even start. it's unclear to me how this organization, if they were judged with the same scrutiny, was ever even able to get off the ground, quite honestly. so i think we have to look not just in philadelphia but the deep-rooted problem that allows you to look at an organization that has been doing the work even before you joined forces with them and overlooks them primarily for another group that's unestablished, younger, not led by a physician and white. >> it's remarkable.
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i've been to your testing site, as you know. i think that day i was there, you probably tested 900 people. it is the picture of efficiency. dr. stanford, thank you for joining me. i appreciate it. dr. ayla stanford is the founder of the black doctors covid-19 consortium. you can catch dr. stanford and i at 7:00 p.m. tonight on facebook live. it became a lightning bolt at the rate of racism and police brutality. several cities pledged to defund and reallocate money. very few have delivered results, except the city of austin, texas. coming up next, how police are helping the needy with its divert police funds. police fun. ♪♪
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we heard a lot of talk about defunding the police last summer. calls for it came to a head during a time of racial strife and reckoning and forced many americans to realize the united states does, in fact, have a justice system rooted in racism. a handful of major u.s. cities committed to some form of reallocaing funds from police budgets to other governmental agencies, and one of those is austin, texas where we're starting to see tangible results. last week the austin city council unanimously voted to purchase a hotel and turned it into permanent housing for the homeless. a second hotel is also expected to be purchased, but that vote has been postponed until next week, and where are they getting
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the money from to run these facilities? from funds that were diverted from the police budget. last year austin's city council decided to cut about $20 million from the police budget by cutting some cadet classes and reducing overhead costs. austin has a serious homeless crisis. at the start of 2020, about 2,506 people were experiencing homelessness, about 1500 were living unsheltered and there is currently a bitter feud over homeless camps. the city is weighing on whether to ban homeless living like this. the purchase of two more hotels would mean 148 rooms for struggling americans who are otherwise living on the streets. they said, in the wake of black lives matter protests this summer, we made a significant cut to policing dollars and
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that's the only reason we're able to do this. it rattles some business owners in the area. they don't want homeless in the streets, but if they live on their streets, god forbid. this looks like a clearcut story for defending the police. it all comes full circle. the austin pd puts time, energy and money into policing a growing homeless problem. the city council reallocates money from the police budget, uses that money to house the homeless, fewer homeless on the streets for the cops to have to deal with. defund does not mean abolish the police, but if done correctly, it can make the public and the police much safer. i'm going to talk to a missouri state senator who manages ferguson right after this. this is the crowd in moscow earlier today. protesters are demanding the release of opposition leader
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protesting against police brutality are often met head on with more police brutality. a proposed bill in the legislature could make things worse by decriminalizing deadly force used by bill that would guarantee motorists a get-out-of-jail-free card if they run their vehicle into protesters. in the latest analysis by the deputy research director at the chicago project on security and threats more than 104 demonstrators were hit by vehicles nationwide between may and september. 96 of those were committed by civilians, eight by police. only 43 of the drivers were charged. most were accused of malicious intent. my next guest has introduced legislation countering that bill calling for stricter guide lines the use of force. senator brian williams joins me.
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talk about the competing efforts here. what's behind them? what are the forces behind them? what do you handicap your success being in your bill? >> ali, thank you for having me this morning. as you know, in speaking to a bill that would not only run over protesters is clearly nothing short of a political stunt that's meant to rile up the same base of folks that crashed and bombarded the capitol on january 6th. clearly, my colleague wants to be the next josh howland. >> no kidding. yeah, i forgot about that, josh holly from your state. the kansas star editorial board writes, they call it a recipe for murder, saying it would exempt the drivers of vehicles who injure demonstrators in public streets so long as the driver was executing due care and was not grossly negligent.
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it would release drivers who run over protest frers any liabilities. this almost sounds like, wink, wink, permission to drive into protesters. >> it's an awful bill. it would lead to violence. people will get killed if this bill becomes law. i'm going to work hard to defeat it in the senate. using extremism to make their base happy is clearly a political stunt and here in missouri, we've had so many peaceful protests in ferguson where i represent and grew up. i mean, we have young people, young children out there protesting. to think they could be ran over by a vehicle at someone's will is -- i mean it's beyond my thoughts. i can't believe that someone would even consider a bill of this magnitude. >> you have bill 60 proposed, which would limit no-knock warrants, which would make it tougher to purchase military
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equipment, which when you go back to the ferguson demonstrations with michael brown, there was military equipment used by police against protesters, and would ban neck restraints, which we saw used against george floyd and others. talk to me about this bill and what kind of support you have for it. >> well, we've been working very hard on this bill. i'm the first black man to serve in the missouri senate in 20 years. so growing up in ferguson, george floyd could have easily been me. so my bill would ban choke holds, as we saw what happened in minneapolis. we don't want that to happen in missouri. it would also address sexual misconduct, which would keep officers from coercing people into custody. and we also want to stop department hopping, which i have more than a dozen police departments in my senate district, and we don't want bad police officers bouncing around from police department to police department. also, in terms of support, ali, we've been very fortunate to
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have law enforcement on board with a lot of these reforms and understand that we have to build the trust in the community. it's not an us versus them situation anymore. too many lives have been taken and it's time for us to have commonsense reforms in my home state. >> senator, i hope that comes to pass. we appreciate you taking time to join us this morning. democratic state senator brian williams of missouri putting forward a bill that would make it harder for police to exercise brutality against protesters and individuals who are being investigated. thank you, sir. it might sound ironic, but fighting for justice is often linked to peace. that's why the black lives matter movement has been nominated for the nobel peace prize. the nominator compared black lives matter work to that of the civil rights movement which helped dr. martin luther king jr. win the nobel peace prize in 1964. a short list of nominees is
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good morning. it is sunday, january 31st. i'm ali velshi. with barely more than a week to go before his second impeachment trial in the senate, no one is sure the president has legal representation. and the latest on the unravrling of the republican party amid the capitol riot investigation and the extremists to the white house. and vermont senator bernie sanders joins me for a conversation on what democrats need to do to get covid relief through congress. we begin with new details about the siege on the capitol and the efforts to overthrow our democracy. an fbi probe revealing coordination by groups of rioters during the january 6th assault. die-hard trump supporters posting, be ready to fight, congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in. "the washington post" reporting, one of the comments cited in an fbi memo declared trump supporters should go to
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washington and get violent. stop calling this a march or a rally or a protest. go there ready for war. we get our president or we die. in terms of coordination, the report says one map posted online described the rally points describing them as maga cavalry to stop it in d.c. tunnels connecting different parts of the complex. the map was headlined "create perimeter." a woman who said she wanted to speak house speaker nancy pelosi in the frigging brain was apprehended on friday. she and a friend were captured thanks in part to a selfie video they made making the claim exiting the capitol. more than 163 people have been charged with crimes related to the riot that left five dead. and in this news from "the new york times," how trump's focus on antifa distracted attention from the far-right threat. even as


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