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From the centre for investigating reporting a p r eggs, this is reveal I'm outlets in, and we ve seen this before
man dies in police custody and it's all call on video like
Air Garner in New York, George Floyd's last words in Minneapolis, have become a rallying cry for protesters. Ploys. Death has borne out
raids that consume the entire country with protests in.
Three hundred and fifty cities in all fifty states
we want to start our showed game by listening
people on the front lines of those protests, we saw what a black man let's ride. Bearing gave way me mythical. I should add that this is the lack of data will be searching. We have nothing is you'll, be section its business as usual. It'll be search history that we have this country in this community of ignoring black bodies and their public body,
and offices acting under the collar of law is ignored,
I want all farmers lab man, black women, black people, living on the way that everyone else does
I cannot tell you.
How hard it is to grieve at the wheel.
Gonna be out here, but I
I'll be out here via do I will suffer the consequences data covered ninety.
It's gonna be fine for trade.
the morning after George fluids, death, he fellows saw the now, if Miss Video, they just slow,
methodically everybody felt data. I will. I will allow people to interpret it their own way, but it did occur to me that this is gonna, be a bigger than
Listen is the attorney general of Minnesota he's also the prosecutor in the case against Derek Shovin and three other Minneapolis police officers.
Was a six term congressmen, civil rights attorney and an activist for three decades
a lot of his work has focused on police violence, but he says,
He's never seen anything like this. I know of no occasion
my life where they, as we were in a pandemic, with a act of excessive force, followed by massive protests, followed by lily and arson campaign. All in the context of
a president who wouldn't dry the combination, but actually I was antagonistic toward mayors.
Governors and everybody else was actually trying to solve the problem on the ground. When I
see these uprisings happening across the country. The feeling
and I get, is it a lot of
people that are marching in the street. Have the exact same feeling of that with it would just tired we're tired of it.
In this conversation, we had it when air garnered died. We had
when Philander Castillo died and at this point like what
so over it in that anger, is just exploding
What do you say to those people who
is tired and over you know, if you try to ask somebody, preparations have been extremely patient, they might have choice words for you cry I just day to those folks. You know we ve never seen many for social change without people get an industry rate in their voices, I say be safe, remember covered, I say you know be peaceful, but by all means exercise. Your first amendment right because if you don't have that is extremely difficult to get policymakers table, met the changes they could bring about a better set of circumstances. Rob that's what I say to them
our relations are just imagine if one or two years of people being denied in so many cases where there was no accountability emerges compounds. You know that level of disappointment and expectation of unjust outcome. So now you ve been handed the case right everything you do is gonna be under not just that of a microscope in your state but worldwide. What's your
it's going to be well. Our approach is gonna, be not to worry about public pressure, because if you worry about that than Europe either not focused on justice, we're gonna make a very strong case that the jury shaken bit, but we do understand it. We ve gotta be very, very methodical, because you know these cases are not easy and you know I was interested,
You'd overturned the time video comes out on these matters and that people are outraged at what they see and yet the cases do not result
in the kind of outcomes that you what one would expect. Why is it so hard to convict a police?
sorry, sir, when we have videotape showing exactly what happened right, phobic, Jeffrey electors, let's just run, run enamored Rami king. They personally Valley jury, not guilty. Philander care feel not guilty. So to your question, why? I think a multiple reasons one is that yours have a tendency to resolve
doubts in favour the police. The truth is that, under the law, an officer has no more credibility as a witness than any other witness, but
given our culture and our training in their upbringing. They are accorded with a certain degree of of credibility, and so there is a factor
I spoke with Allison just before he announced use, upgrading the charges against officer Shovin from third to second degree murder and was charging
three other officers at the scene with aiding and abetting murder. He hinted at where the case was headed. The public expects that people entrusted with role of guardian will be guardian, and that means intervening when someone is in distress, even if it is at the hands of another person entrusted with guardianship. That is a community expectation
it's not on realistic. Its policy in many police departments throughout the country, including many apple, is the idea of duty to assist duty to intervene. These are real things in their reasonable expectations
for somebody entrusted with the role of guardian in our society. So since two thousand and twelve twenty six hundred complaints have been made against police that resulted in just twelve disciplinary actions. Just twelve,
I mean there's one thing that I've known you know in many of your listeners know: there's a lot of great officers out there who join the force to help people and yet what? What is it? What is the benefit of doing the right thing, and what is that? What is the cost of doing the right thing so like, for example, if you have adopted says I saw you know my up to do something that is unethical wrong. You're, more
I told him to stop it. He told me where I could stick it and now I got to deal with this guy and always friends, all my job every day
and in the man has been. Nobody seems to be able to even protect me. I mean the bottom line. Is this is a problem. This is a cultural issue and we ve gotta be able to create an environment where the where we keep the good people,
which means that we have accountability for people do wrong a police genes too powerful Minneapolis I'd say
I can't be at I'm not an authority on all of them, but personally, I think that when it comes to pay pension working conditions that there should be strong police union to put strong unions, but when it comes to misconduct and discipline when it comes to mistreatment of persons in custody- or I think that that should go to the chief and that the officer should have due process in the hands of the city, council or mayor. I have a feeling that, for you specifically, this is going to be a really hard.
He'll battle. Because I mean, if we go back in two thousand seven lieutenant Bob Crawl, president of the police officers, Federation of Minneapolis, called you a terrorist
This is a man accused of wearing a white power badge on his jacket, so I'm,
curious how you're gonna be able to work with people who live
Are you a terrorist to move
the whole conversation into a better place. What were you listening is the fact that give a little context. He was teaching a police officer, training class. There was nobody in the room except belief, officers any said. The people of many apples are really dumb were at war with the terrorism now, but they just elected one of them, and then one officer says: wait a minute Dunbar
toxin and is well. We did just electorate, and so she showed courage, moral courage and she she would not let it go and sheep press that complaint he ended up having to apologize or whatever. But then later you tell me, you didn't really say it, but
Unlike whatever man- and this is all based on your religion, this is based on fact fact that your muslim right, that is true, that is the reason ever look. There are serious issues.
That we have got to deal with and I to do with the personnel and it has to do with a number of things, including on the present about the we need somebody who is trying to try to protect our community, not somebody who's on some other agility. He said he's gonna where's your point to the top rally that she said now. You can't do that, and so he shows up with its own blue teachers. They cops for Trump and then gave a big speech
but their rally, which we know was not at all a lot of you know bringing our community together. I tell you that much, and so this is the kind of person that we're dealing with here. You know, and am I don't know what we do about it other than call it out,
and hope that the police union members select somebody who is really look it out now, yet, yes, of course, for them that what unions do, but also for the people who they are responsible for
thing in Serbia: I mean it's like a nursing unit, be against the patient's right. I mean this is crazy situation. Let's talk about presidential.
Don't call governors call governor's, told them that they have to go to go he's threat,
to deploy military troops if a city or state- and I quote- cannot defend the life and property of their residents,
given your own experiences. How would you respond to this kind of move? I would you say the term president drop his dinner now, for you know, you're, when he is termed dominate you have to dominate out like like. Another problem, is that no officers trotted Domini? That is why we're in this mess, where now I can only conclude-
it does it now. I gotta care or some combination of the two about how to restore order. I mean you know the fact is the things that he says are actually pudding officers, many of whom are pretty young in harm's way. We need to learn how to serve community. How to work with community
build a trusting relationship, not dominate. So let's bring your personal experience with the police. Have you ever felt singled out because you black? Yes, oh yeah, modem?
But you know an early age group
Detroit in them, and I just I just remember, but my father was a personal to tell me which hands on the whale. Don't talk back you ride with you at all times. Don't do anything, they say don't do and then he said to me: cause they'll kill you and they will be much of anything else. I can do
It and got a scared me quite a lot in them, but I
fine, you know me, I just figured tat was the way it was. He told my brother the same thing, and that was the way there was the way we grew up a thin you. I had other experiences which sort of informing prior experience with police too. There was a mixture, but there were some unfortunate evidence to watch which I'll never forget
and I got to be located moving towards my teenage years. You know my
number, my perception of the police did they change across the gun
the level of anxiety for black people is just off the charts you
a little kid when the protests happened in Detroit in nineteen sixty seven and sixty eight they sent in the army and the National Guard, dozens of people were killed, Desert
as for the police and the government, remind you of what happens when you were a kid. You know if you know it reminds me of it, reminds me, but there's a little kid for five years, all right now, just freak out and scared to death in does it know anything about which doesn't know why this is happening biggest oh Mamma scare, dad scared and when a little k c their parents scared. They are really scared. You know cause, that's their pursue protects them there. There are indelible memories being imprinted on the minds of children right now, and I think we really need to think about that as we decide how we're going to allocate our time in the next five months, five years, fifty years, and if we are really going to say this is an issue we must solve.
And we're not going to quit we're not going to wait till the next Riffic tragic episode we're going to keep on working regardless. So that's what it reminds me of Keith Ellison is the attorney general of Minnesota.
He's now heading the investigation into the death of George Floyd turn a general thank you
so much for documents mob, leisure. Thank you so much we reach.
Too, to Minneapolis Police Union President Lieutenant Bob Crawl for comment. He didn't you back to us
The story was produced by Michael Montgomery.
What happened to George Floyd is bring
a new generation of protesters out onto the streets. I need to go out because I keep on scene
community being terrorised by the police state and later in the show? We look at the history of police brutality in America,
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from the centre for investigative reporting and p r ex this is reveal, I'm outlets it more than anything I feel enraged. Rally like it is
I call it sophomore from ogling. California, I feel like people are
only waking up to the injustices and society and that risk
Pulled back the curtain on police brutality, I feel
like anyone who says it's just a few bad apples right now either is ignorance of the situation.
Wilfully or other eyes boy.
Just live rarely country
he's too media.
She'll network of diverse young journalists and artists for the first time in his life he's going out to protests, my mother,
the uncomfortable with me going out and protest in issues made it clear
she's very worried about my safety? So, like you go out, I keep going out because it's like a gravitational
I can't just sit at home and watch this happen. I need to go out because I keep on seeing my committee
being terrorised by the police state- and I just can't stand by
and be on the wrong side of history. How does all this make? You feel, I think
society is just lane itself playing its telling my people that they do not care about.
When we have video evidence showing that they
abusing us in broad daylight from every.
Possible angle. That's the establishment telling me
telling everyone who sees this that it doesn't matter like the police officer, has had eighteen different call him
about his abusive behaviour in the community and he was still out working.
Some media outlets seem to be
focusing on property damage and violence from the protesters. What do you think about the me personally? I do not lose them sleep over property damage, especially when, as in multinational corporations like target or the taste Bank or Walmart, I'm sure those places are ensured. A black lives are not, and it's very telling me that the police take a stand against property damage rather than damage
black lives, because that goes back to the origin of police in America, where they were organised, informed to stop slaves from running away and gaining their freedom. Police from the very beginning have been about protecting property,
rather than lives back then the property was us, it was black people, and now the property is stores and street corners and still the police aren't
protecting black lives because they ve never been there intention from the beginning, and it also showed a double
entered in the way the news is covering the riots and the violence. This country was far
I violent revolution, the Boston Tea Party was blatant destruction of property. They destroyed
countless dollars in t, because
I believe that the law was unjust and its frustrating,
began, frustrating is enraging to see people speak out against property damage.
More than their speaking out against the damage of the black community, so how
you, one thousand, nineteen nineteen. I was
bout, your age, when maybe the first view
the tabling of police brutality ever hidden
National airwaves in that was Rodney King
I was a senior in high school and still today
We are seeing the exact same thing happen and I'm just thinking
your generation how you grew up with
aim? Like Michael Brown, Freddy Gray, Asker Grant
all of these guys died
While you were in high school in middle school in kind of coming up work of effect,
that have on you, as as as a teenager, I don't wanna self diagnosis, but ever since I joined twitter and read it and started looking at
world, through my phone and online
more and more stressed.
More and more perfect
We angry and I'll just become tired. I like
every isn't like every day or every week goes a new name, and there is a new,
video and there's a new corpse of my people.
Really like it is a contributor to why our media, a national news network based in Oakland California, rally thanks for talking me. Thank you for this opportunity that soil is produced by Julia Simon.
Right now older generations, are remembering another time when people took their anger to the streets. It was a frightening time. It was something tat. I thought I would never have to pass through again in my life I went out love and I sing Washington D C when I see an assault where our sea- California, when you see all of this the memory
just it just comes up and it does something to you. Miss rose obliquely, a lifelong Detroit resident
I'm seventy seven years old, you know what I was
for I did not tell my age when you get older, you so happy to be older and living. You don't like it
when she was in early twenties, Rosa says,
neighbourhood was bustling. With lots of black on businesses. Her parents
the drugstore. That was like a second home for many residents down the street from the drug store was five and back. Then there was moms kitchen, hair salon, Hugh stores, you're able just something you would see. The movies put it actually existed then, but underneath their outrage was brewing in the black community, people were held back from getting jobs, buying homes and were brutalized by the police. It was nothing for them to stop a black man and if they felt by beating him, they were just because.
This was tearing at the man's manhood and ass, nothing. He could do it, they felt like taken, you put you in squad car and hitting you for the habit. It could do it and it was done and it was heavy discrimination during that you glossed over it. You went on with the job and perform the best. You could be take all this new put it in a park in turning the here. Everything was fine and
Wasn't it that makes any sense. You have one day, but everything being all right and then do you have walked into a nightmare
that nightmare began in nineteen sixty seven.
No one has the long hot summer Detroit.
One of the hardest spots derived study on Twa street. Now it's thought it. My understanding was a blind. Kick died. Pigs were
the second. After hours joint, you would go on their new drank and I guess dance and what have you, but it was against the law
because without hours anyway, this particular by aid was,
Ah there, the party wagon out police,
rested. Eighty two people at the bar that was the last straw, someone through a brick at a car and then at a shop on the work it out among began to spread or had gotten told me out of here.
And then the city was on fire,
and the shooting began
it's just a matter of looting
At that time, I was working at the grocery store. Cashier head bookkeeper, it was written. These grocery store looks more knowledge,
Monday. I got a call from the head cashier
Moreover, to my house, you we're all gonna go together to the store, because all the others supermarkets had been buried up all the supermarket. They were gone alluded. There was nothing there. The only reason really were still there is because National Guard was called out and they had surrounded the building better Michigan. I do your buyer bitterly regret the immediate deployment of troops in Michigan herself by local authorities and re establish law and order in the city with pride and my parents drugstore. The only reason that they were not brought out is that
the neighbour right across the street from the store he got. He shot gun and stood at the door so that nobody would try to go in and a lot of them. How remember the stolen or saying that I gave created to amount of these people that would looting. Why did they do back? They couldn't understand. Why do people store their own neighborhoods? I don't know, but there, the lashing
for once they can just do whatever they want and they could destroy because a tire and there's no thinking, maybe that's part of the, why the injustice a riot. It's like a small snowball
we can use the role and roll and roll and roll any gets larger and larger and larger, and there is no stopping at once. It continues to go
the National Guard, they bought the tanks and- and was you
here before you saw on eight,
You really felt you were in a war, because when you see tags, you see in it catches where there's a war going on- and this was your city- it's almost hard to describe your seeing it became a party does not want.
I believe that this is happening, the shooting the snagging I had people tell me that they had to sleep on the floor, because they were afraid that a street bullet would kill somebody in the hole. You will hear these horror stories in my mind, the days kind of rolled into one you'd wake up, and you really didn't want to look at the television. It seems like a just that, roughly about a week the initial damage and it moved on it had played out you grab, you don't hear the sirens anymore. It yes, dissipates.
It has gone its course, as this will go its course, because the violence, the line rage just finally burns out.
At least that a lot of Scots over the course of a week, more than two thousand stores were burned and looted. Hundreds of people lost their homes, hundreds were injured and forty three people died when seen
structure. Now it's a flash back over this difference. In sixty seven, there was total chaos, but
to demonstrate, as they are doing now peacefully. That did not exist.
And I thought- and I said
No. You have all I'd chaos that we see watching
is still had the peaceful protestors
they were there for peace and for justice. What
Ray American Isn T
to justify acts there. I might showed any experience with me at the same time. I hope and pray
that my youngest grandchild, five years old,
large. She can do without ground
say that refugees
he doesn't understand, really was happening now, but I do hope that in her lifetime
it is they have to go at. This throws obliquely Detroit restores produced by brisk
the police, violence, Rosa Witness back then, and what people are seeing right now has its roots in the found.
Nation of America. That's next on reveal.
From the centre for investigative reporting in p. Eggs. This is reveal am Alison
and if you are a young black men in America,
one of the leading causes of death at the hands of police that
according to a twenty nineteen study, led by professor from Rutgers, the gravel
of that fact is just overwhelming.
That's all we see protests happening all around us. The arduous reaction to the death of George Floyd. They reflect in anger,
that's been simmering for hundreds of years Doctor
ill Gibran Mohammed, has studied at history, he's a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and,
of the condemnation of blackness, he says the king,
staggering number of black Americans killed by police can be traced back through history to the evils of slavery and how
least have regulated the lives of black people from the very beginning from the evidence of history.
This is no exaggeration from it,
origins, policing, origins in this country across every colony and the
your period through the twentieth century,
on the building of a powerful interests in our country. The most powerful people who, by dint of political power, property ownership, the whiteness of their skin, their religion, have been able to deploy the
police to maintain the status quo against the interests of those who my challenge it.
And I know, of course, that history runs through slavery through slave patrols, which were, by definition, intended to keep black people from labelling. To keep them from challenging
system of their oppression. It was true throughout the EU
Crow period in the south, Wind
was no semblance of justice. When black people could not even testify in their own defence, they could enjoy juries
and they were subject to vigilante violence that was sanctioned by the state and then, of course, the great my
creation period, which lasted six decades and broad six million viper.
From the south to the north. Follow the similar pattern with less
vigilante violence and more bureaucratic or professional state violence
trawling, the interest of white homeowners and of white workers who didn't want black people
on the same equal footing when, by post challenge that strike breakers or as trying to join strikes? World is subject to violence that was abetted by policing
with their long history of
he sing in America and specifically policing black people in America. What have been the most effective protest against police brutality? Historically, that's a good,
question. I can't think of a single example of a successful protest against police Bhutan
I can say that the difference between
in the uprisings,
beginning in Harlem in nineteen thirty five, which was really the first time that african american community members directed their outrage at systemic oppression towards the police and
towards largely white owned businesses that,
pattern, begins in the nineteen thirties and continues through to the present
to some degree
that are rebellion brought some attention particularly need
city because of Harlem where it happened, but it didn't go very far.
By the nineteen sixty with the dozens
dozens of uprisings beginning awards carrying through to doktor kings assassination those uprisings. The current commission ray,
kind of evidence that should have
eight, a national case for a fundamental
a reversal in the kinds of policing practices that had long been subject to civil rights, protests by African Americans
but in many ways it didn't. The kind of commission report was published in eighteen. Sixty eight
and was soon elected and we got the world crime. The war on drugs, mass incarceration, the cry bill of the ninety nine. These is struggling to it
to claim any court on code? Success a little bit of a
political question. Can you give us a brief history of matter?
policing, when we think of moderate,
officers uniformed wearing a badge
initially wherein gone, but starting out with the times that begins really in the eighteen. Thirty is eighty fortys and fifty's in industrial cities.
Ah stand Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, city citizen,
Even in that time, and in it me
they had laid eighteen hundred, consider police hostages, another gang like these.
The legitimate gangs that were running around in cities, because there was tremendous poorer
shit and brutality, and often it was directed white on white or immigrant,
So that's the early story, policing,
policing in the south starts with slave patrols,
which for more than two hundred years, going back to the first slave codes, will ban the congregation of three or more black people.
Out of fear of insurrection or arson and slay patrols were the
most visible bureaucracy of law enforcement in the south after slavery, the cake
a thoroughly dominated and infiltrated alot of law enforcement in the south by the two
we get to the great migration period, the mere too early
twenty century, we see
a consolidation around policing as a kind of step up a form of economic mobility for white ethnic, so
are now attack in American? I can become a police officer. My kid can become a police officer. My grandpa can become a police officer.
Policing by the mid term,
century, became a real pathway for white ethnic together,
piece of the american Dream and
in many ways at the expense of african Americans who not only
he joined the force. Much later, and in far fewer numbers, but for much of the twentieth century, black
believe it or not when they were higher than the force could not police white communities so
in any italian or irish American by MID twenty said you could police any part of the city and will certainly backed places. But the same is not true for by police officers in you
You say there is an arc of history that connects lynchings pass to policing present. Can you explain that arc tour? Well lynchings? I mean
to this day. There were probably, while four thousand four hundred document lynchings,
between the eighteen. Eighty and ninety fifties that.
Number and scale of people subjected to raise his terror and death. Why should we think of that any differently than police officers who get to shoot and kill unarmed people in the back in their cars in their beds? In in there
arcs but naked in the middle of the street. Car
with no evidence of any and lethal threat inherent in that, and those people are not treated
to criminal sanctions and punished. For me, why should we think any differently? So when I look at that
reaching role. I can't help, but look at the numbers of cities where we have documented
the cases of the long list of cases of police brutality, because why we're mostly talking about the killing of people? There are thousands of people,
we had been beat up spit on doc. Six on them is set up in framed used.
Revenue streams to pay municipal budgets, not just in Ferguson, but in many other places, and so we have the evidence.
Nobody's doing much about it to me
like what we are witnessing right now seems to be the most significant protests since the late sixties. Would you agree with it
I worry that absolutely. I think that the closest thing we
Compare the scale of protests happening in does
in the cities right now is going back to the late nineteenth sixties, particular nineteen sixty eight at the height of the Anti WAR movement protests against
Vietnam, as well as really the movement from
the southern civil rights classic phase of em, okay and non violence
to a more robust and vigorous critique?
institutional racism in the north, where it was
What are you see as the differences between then, and now I think, the most
indifference is that the demographic of white participants is much broader. It's not just
about long haired, hippies encounter culture list or
what was called the new left back. Then these folks,
In many ways, the ginger fires of the
as of communities that were changing, that George Floyd lived in the Bryant Central Neighbourhood of Minneapolis either I
who lives in that community. Three blocks from where George Void, as he says, was publicly launched and
things that he sang is that he has witnessed first hand that these ginger
Fires are out in the streets. They are joining protest, their offering to help clean up after the protests move from neighbours to neighborhoods. I think that gives us a little.
Access to what we are seeing play out in city after city I mean Just-
couple years ago we saw national protests in
people being upset about
what was going on in Ferguson. Then you move forward and you see what's happening with Philander Castillo and people definitely came out
and let its voice be heard, but
Just so much more massive, what's the difference as a practical matter, people don't have other things to do
so people are literally underemployed unemployed stuck at home,
the weather has turned and in it in every place,
and so you actually have could people have capacity in ways that allowed
people who might have been
morally outraged on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mighty we have enjoyed a protest, would get up and go to work on Monday and to some degree business as usual and so whose left whose left our young people
the community organizers, whose laughter people who feel like they have to give it everything they guiding and if they might lose a job. So that's different. Do you feel peasant
think about what you say be feel optimistic
How does it all work so
I like to think of being a realist, and in that
and I'm neither pessimistic nor optimistic. I want us to face the facts before us fearlessly and then decide to do something about it. I want to
that there are solutions that activists
community organizers are asking for in this moment any day, just about a proper
adjudication and punishment for the killers of George Floyd. It is actually ranging from DE funding police agency,
is or cutting back on their budgets or abolition.
One form or another, some of this are in terms
language ways of forcing our attention to the impossible goal.
Police fixing themselves? That's often what
abolition, really is about these.
Agencies and the core of these organisations are incapable of fixing themselves on the practical side of the leisure. It is also true that community based public health responses to violence and harm in the community are proving effective,
strategies, and so every listener here can can look up more for themselves. The fact that there are right now violent, interrupted in other community based organism
turns they go into communities and help communities resolve conflict with our perpetuating violence and the police are not necessary. They are not required, so we have solutions. You gonna have to let go of your vision that police are the only answer to win bad things,
that's the lesson of the progressive there when they looked inside of white immigrant communities. I said this is not a problem that requires more policing
I don't. I don't want anybody. The two not hear this conversation and think we don't know what to do in its is is
believable, so people to choose to do it does
Thank you. So much for speaking to me, thank you gravity
Dutch colleague, Gibran Mohammed is a professor of history and race, and public policy at Harvard is the author.
The condemnation of blackness and finally, as the host of reveal. Sometimes I get a glimpse. Had this big picture to the various stories we ve told and how they connect, I don't think about it, often because the investigations we do a hard and- and I can lead to dark places, but in
times like these. I think, as a journalist, it's my job to step back and look at how all the pieces come together. If we take the reporting that reveal has done in the last few weeks from armed protesters, demanding state
we open amid a pandemic to people of color having less access to high speed internet to maternal deaths rates. Those stories in different places with different subjects and different people all come down to one thing race. We don't talk about it until something like the death of George Floyd happens. Then everything this.
Held inside erupt in many Americans, don't understand how we got here, but the protests are not just about police violence. There also about
statistics that we live with day in and day out, black women are three to four times more likely to die from
the sea related complications than white women. The average white family
is now financially worth ten times more than the average black family and covered nineteen is killing
black people in the? U S at three
I'm the rate of white people and we just accept these facts as a part of life. It's not just George Floyd breed
Taylor or a mud, Arby's deaths, it's a burning
anger at the way we live today. We are witnessing the consequences of the cracked foundation of this country.
And either we diving and do the hard work of fixing it now. Are we
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