Cory Booker Responds To The Firing Of Officer In Eric Garner Case | The Last Word | MSNBC


>>>WHAT HAPPENED TO SENATOR>>>WHAT HAPPENED TO SENATOR CORY BOOKER IN THE LAST CORY BOOKER IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WHEN HE BAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WHEN HE BAN HIS OPENING STATEMENT WILL NOT HIS OPENING STATEMENT WILL NOT HAPPEN NEXT TIME. HAPPEN NEXT TIME.>>THANK YOU, DANA.>>THANK YOU, DANA. LAST WEEK THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAST WEEK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ATTACKED AN UNITED STATES ATTACKED AN AMERICAN CITY CALLING IT A AMERICAN CITY CALLING IT A DISGUSTING RAD DISGUSTING RAD DISGUSTING RAT INFESTED RODENT DISGUSTING RAT INFESTED RODENT MESS. MESS. WE NEED AN ADMINISTRATION THAT WE NEED AN ADMINISTRATION THAT UNDERSTANDS THIS TIRED OLD UNDERSTANDS THIS TIRED OLD LANGUAGE. LANGUAGE.>>STAND BY, SENATOR.>>STAND BY, SENATOR.>>I’LL STAND BY.>>I’LL STAND BY.>>PLEASE STAND BY.>>PLEASE STAND BY.>>THE CROWD CHANTING FIRE>>THE CROWD CHANTING FIRE PANTALEO GOT THEIR WAY TODAY PANTALEO GOT THEIR WAY TODAY WHEN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE WHEN THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER FIRED OFFICER COMMISSIONER FIRED OFFICER DANIEL PANTALEO SEEN ON VIDEO DANIEL PANTALEO SEEN ON VIDEO FIVE YEARS AGO USING A CHOKE FIVE YEARS AGO USING A CHOKE HOLD AN ERIC GARNER THAT MEDICAL HOLD AN ERIC GARNER THAT MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID CAUSED ERIC EXAMINER SAID CAUSED ERIC GARNER’S DEATH. GARNER’S DEATH. JOINING OUR DISCUSSION NOW IS JOINING OUR DISCUSSION NOW IS CORY BOOKER, DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CORY BOOKER, DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FROM NEW JERSEY AND PRESIDENTIAL FROM NEW JERSEY AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. CANDIDATE. I JUST WANT TO BEGIN WITH THE I JUST WANT TO BEGIN WITH THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ERIC GARNER DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ERIC GARNER STORY TODAY THAT HAS BEEN FIVE STORY TODAY THAT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING AND FINALLY YEARS IN THE MAKING AND FINALLY WE SEE THE FIRING. WE SEE THE FIRING. YOU’RE A FORMER MAYOR YOURSELF. YOU’RE A FORMER MAYOR YOURSELF. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT YOU SAW TODAY? YOU SAW TODAY?>>FIRST OF ALL THIS IS JUSTICE>>FIRST OF ALL THIS IS JUSTICE DELAYED. DELAYED. AND FIVE YEARS TO COME TO THIS AND FIVE YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION IS VERY FRUSTRATING CONCLUSION IS VERY FRUSTRATING THE PROCESS. THE PROCESS. BUT I THINK THE LARGER POINT BUT I THINK THE LARGER POINT THAT I WANT TO MAKE AS A GUY WHO THAT I WANT TO MAKE AS A GUY WHO KNOWS THE FEAR OF BEING FOLLOWED KNOWS THE FEAR OF BEING FOLLOWED BAEZ OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN, BAEZ OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN, BEING PULLED OVER THAT FOR EVERY BEING PULLED OVER THAT FOR EVERY NAME WE KNOW LIKE ERIC GARNER, NAME WE KNOW LIKE ERIC GARNER, THERE ARE THOUSANDS WE DO NOT. THERE ARE THOUSANDS WE DO NOT. FOR EVERY VIDEO THAT WE ACTUALLY FOR EVERY VIDEO THAT WE ACTUALLY SEE, THERE THOUSANDS OF SEE, THERE THOUSANDS OF INCIDENTS THAT ARE NOT CAPTURED INCIDENTS THAT ARE NOT CAPTURED ON VIDEO THAT NEVER GET THE ON VIDEO THAT NEVER GET THE JUSTICE THAT THIS ENABLED. JUSTICE THAT THIS ENABLED. THE POLICE REPORT AFTER THIS THE POLICE REPORT AFTER THIS INCIDENT, THE WAY THEY WROTE IT INCIDENT, THE WAY THEY WROTE IT CLEANED EVERYTHING UP AND WOULD CLEANED EVERYTHING UP AND WOULD HAVE GONE UNDISCOVERED. HAVE GONE UNDISCOVERED. IT WAS REALLY THAT VIDEO THAT IT WAS REALLY THAT VIDEO THAT CAPTURED IT. CAPTURED IT. SO WHERE WE COME AS A SOCIETY SO WHERE WE COME AS A SOCIETY WHERE WE’RE NOT GETTING TO THE WHERE WE’RE NOT GETTING TO THE ROOF THE LARGE SPREAD PROBLEM OF ROOF THE LARGE SPREAD PROBLEM OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY WHERE IT’S POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY WHERE IT’S JUST TIME THAT SOMETHING IS JUST TIME THAT SOMETHING IS CAPTURED ON A VIDEOTAPE THAT WE CAPTURED ON A VIDEOTAPE THAT WE SEE JUSTICE DONE. SEE JUSTICE DONE. AND EVEN WHEN JUSTICE GETS DONE, AND EVEN WHEN JUSTICE GETS DONE, FIVE YEARS LATER AFTER SOMEONE, FIVE YEARS LATER AFTER SOMEONE, AN UNARMED CIVILIAN WAS CHOKED AN UNARMED CIVILIAN WAS CHOKED TO DEATH AFTER SAYING TIME AND TO DEATH AFTER SAYING TIME AND TIME AGAIN, I CAN’T BREATHE. TIME AGAIN, I CAN’T BREATHE. AS A GUY WHO ACTUALLY HAD TO RUN AS A GUY WHO ACTUALLY HAD TO RUN A POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO LEARNED A POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO LEARNED A LOT ALONG THE WAY AND NOW AS A A LOT ALONG THE WAY AND NOW AS A SENATOR HAS LED ON POLICE SENATOR HAS LED ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION. ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION. QUESTION DO SO MUCH BETTER AS A QUESTION DO SO MUCH BETTER AS A NATION DEALING WITH ISSUES OF NATION DEALING WITH ISSUES OF IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS, IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS, ACCOUNTABILITY FOR USE OF FORCE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR USE OF FORCE AND TRANSPARENCY IN DATA AND AND TRANSPARENCY IN DATA AND ACTIONS BOTH FROM THINGS LIKE ACTIONS BOTH FROM THINGS LIKE OFFICER VIDEO CAMERAS ALL THE OFFICER VIDEO CAMERAS ALL THE WAY TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS WAY TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS THAT COULD GO MUCH LONGER WAY IN THAT COULD GO MUCH LONGER WAY IN DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM IN OUR DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT HIS>>LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT HIS DAUGHTER SAID TODAY. DAUGHTER SAID TODAY.>>COMMISSIONER O’NEILL, I THANK>>COMMISSIONER O’NEILL, I THANK YOU FOR FIRING THE OFFICER. YOU FOR FIRING THE OFFICER. YOU FINALLY MADE A DECISION THAT YOU FINALLY MADE A DECISION THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE FIVE YEARS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE FIVE YEARS AGO. AGO. I SHOULD NOT BE HERE STANDING I SHOULD NOT BE HERE STANDING WITH MY BROTHER FATHERLESS. WITH MY BROTHER FATHERLESS. I SHOULD BE HERE WITH MY FATHER. I SHOULD BE HERE WITH MY FATHER. PANTALEO TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME PANTALEO TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME ON 7 ON 7 ON 7/17. ON 7/17. HE IS FIRED BUT FIGHT IS NOT HE IS FIRED BUT FIGHT IS NOT OVER. OVER. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>SENATOR, I THINK YOU AND I>>SENATOR, I THINK YOU AND I KNOW THAT SHE’S NOT THE LAST KNOW THAT SHE’S NOT THE LAST PERSON WHO IS GOING TO LOSE HER PERSON WHO IS GOING TO LOSE HER FATHER IN QUESTIONABLE FATHER IN QUESTIONABLE CIRCUMSTANCES. CIRCUMSTANCES. IN A BOOKER ADMINISTRATION, WHAT IN A BOOKER ADMINISTRATION, WHAT WOULD YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL DO WOULD YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL DO IN CASES LIKE THIS AND WHAT IN CASES LIKE THIS AND WHAT SHOULD THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DO SHOULD THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DO IN CASES LIKE THIS? IN CASES LIKE THIS?>>LET’S GO FURTHER THAN THAT.>>LET’S GO FURTHER THAN THAT. BECAUSE UNLESS YOU HAVE AN BECAUSE UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION THAT PUTS POLICE ADMINISTRATION THAT PUTS POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE CENTER OF ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE CENTER OF THE PRIORITY LIST, THE OBAMA THE PRIORITY LIST, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ACTUALLY HAD A ADMINISTRATION ACTUALLY HAD A TASK FORCE ON 21 CENTURY TASK FORCE ON 21 CENTURY POLICING THAT CAME UP WITH A POLICING THAT CAME UP WITH A WHOLE LOT OF RECOMMENDATIONS WHOLE LOT OF RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS FAILED TO IMPLEMENT WHATSOEVER. FAILED TO IMPLEMENT WHATSOEVER. THEY WERE COMING UP WITH A WHOLE THEY WERE COMING UP WITH A WHOLE CONSTELLATION OF COMMON SENSE CONSTELLATION OF COMMON SENSE THING WEZ CAN DO TO DEAL WITH THING WEZ CAN DO TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY, NOT THIS PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY, NOT JUST A POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING JUST A POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING BUT A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN BUT A POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN GENERAL. GENERAL. IT’S NOT JUST WAIT UNTIL IT’S NOT JUST WAIT UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS. SOMETHING HAPPENS. WE MUST BE ACTIVISTS IN THIS WE MUST BE ACTIVISTS IN THIS SITUATION. SITUATION. WE MUST HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT WE MUST HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT UNDERSTANDS THIS ISSUE IN A UNDERSTANDS THIS ISSUE IN A SENSE — WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY SENSE — WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY SO WE CAN START DOING THINGS TO SO WE CAN START DOING THINGS TO KREE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN KREE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT WAITING FOR THIS COUNTRY, NOT WAITING FOR CRISIS TO HAPPEN TO SPANNEDRESPO CRISIS TO HAPPEN TO SPANNEDRESPO MAKE THEM BUT MAKE SURE THESE MAKE THEM BUT MAKE SURE THESE ACTIONS ARE NOT HAPPENING IN OUR ACTIONS ARE NOT HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY AGAIN. COUNTRY AGAIN. WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WE MUST HAVE A PRESIDENT WE MUST HAVE A PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS THE URGENCY AND UNDERSTANDS THE URGENCY AND FEELS INTIMATELY A CONNECTION TO FEELS INTIMATELY A CONNECTION TO THIS CRISIS. THIS CRISIS.>>ANOTHER THING THAT DONALD>>ANOTHER THING THAT DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T SEEM TO FEEL LIKE TRUMP DOESN’T SEEM TO FEEL LIKE A CONNECTION OR URGENCY ABOUT IS A CONNECTION OR URGENCY ABOUT IS GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION. GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION. HE HAS NOW SINCE CLARIFIED HE’S HE HAS NOW SINCE CLARIFIED HE’S NOT BUDGING ON IT. NOT BUDGING ON IT. LET’S HEAR WHAT THE PRESIDENT LET’S HEAR WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT AND I’D LIKE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT AND I’D LIKE YOU TO RESPOND TO IT. YOU TO RESPOND TO IT.>>WE HAVE VERY STRONG>>WE HAVE VERY STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS NOW. BACKGROUND CHECKS NOW. YOU GO INTO TO BUY A GUN, YOU YOU GO INTO TO BUY A GUN, YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP. HAVE TO SIGN UP. THERE ARE A LOT OF BACKGROUND THERE ARE A LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED OVER THE YEARS. OVER THE YEARS. SO I’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT IT IS. SO I’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT IT IS. BUT CONGRESS IS MEETING BUT CONGRESS IS MEETING BIPARTISAN, A LOT OF PEOPLE BIPARTISAN, A LOT OF PEOPLE OUGHT TO SEE SOMETHING HAPPEN. OUGHT TO SEE SOMETHING HAPPEN. BUT JUST REMEMBER THIS, BIG BUT JUST REMEMBER THIS, BIG MENTAL PROBLEM AND WE DO HAVE A MENTAL PROBLEM AND WE DO HAVE A LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS RIGHT LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS RIGHT NOW. NOW.>>SENATOR, ON A PRESIDENTIAL>>SENATOR, ON A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE STAGE WITH DONALD TRUMP DEBATE STAGE WITH DONALD TRUMP ON THAT SUBJECT, WHAT YOU WOULD ON THAT SUBJECT, WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO SAY AFTER HE SAYS HAVE TO SAY AFTER HE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE THAT? SOMETHING LIKE THAT?>>I WOULD SAY HE’S WRONG AND>>I WOULD SAY HE’S WRONG AND THE KIND OF IGNORANCE AND IDIOCY THE KIND OF IGNORANCE AND IDIOCY THAT HE IS PUTTING OUT THERE THAT HE IS PUTTING OUT THERE EVEN NRA MEMBERS, 84% OF WHICH EVEN NRA MEMBERS, 84% OF WHICH BELIEVE WE NEED UNIVERSAL BELIEVE WE NEED UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. I WOULD TALK ABOUT OUR VISITS I WOULD TALK ABOUT OUR VISITS WHERE THEY CAME IN AND SHOT NINE WHERE THEY CAME IN AND SHOT NINE PEOPLE TO DEATH. PEOPLE TO DEATH. I WOULD SAY TO THOSE FOLKS THAT I WOULD SAY TO THOSE FOLKS THAT THAT LOOPHOLE THAT THEY USED TO THAT LOOPHOLE THAT THEY USED TO BUY A GUN THROUGH THE POUROUS BUY A GUN THROUGH THE POUROUS HOLES ARE UNACCEPTABLE. HOLES ARE UNACCEPTABLE. THIS PRESIDENT IS WRONG AND THIS PRESIDENT IS WRONG AND PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE OF HIS PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE OF HIS INACTION. INACTION. AND I’LL TELL YOU THIS RIGHT AND I’LL TELL YOU THIS RIGHT NOW. NOW. WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE WE WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE WE ARE CAPITULATING TO FEAR. ARE CAPITULATING TO FEAR. WE ARE LITERALLY SURRENDERING WE ARE LITERALLY SURRENDERING OUR FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND GUN OUR FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND GUN VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. WE’RE SENDING KIDS TO SCHOOL WE’RE SENDING KIDS TO SCHOOL RIGHT NOW AND INTO SEPTEMBER RIGHT NOW AND INTO SEPTEMBER LITERALLY GIVING THEM THE LITERALLY GIVING THEM THE MESSAGE WE CAN’T PROTECT YOU SO MESSAGE WE CAN’T PROTECT YOU SO WE’RE GOING TO TEACH NEW SCHOOL WE’RE GOING TO TEACH NEW SCHOOL HOW TO HIDE, HOW TO SHELTER IN HOW TO HIDE, HOW TO SHELTER IN PLACE. PLACE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. WE SEE PLOTS BEING UNCOVERED WE SEE PLOTS BEING UNCOVERED THIS PAST WEEKEND OF WHITE SEE THIS PAST WEEKEND OF WHITE SEE PREM SIFTS TO GO INTO SYNAGOGUES PREM SIFTS TO GO INTO SYNAGOGUES AND CAUSE MORE MAYHEM AND AND CAUSE MORE MAYHEM AND MURDER. MURDER. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE IN THIS WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE IN THIS COUNTRY FOR US TO DO THE COMMON COUNTRY FOR US TO DO THE COMMON SENSE THINGS THAT WE KNOW WILL SENSE THINGS THAT WE KNOW WILL SAVE US? SAVE US? THIS IS AN ISSUE OF FREEDOM AND THIS IS AN ISSUE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY, THE CULTURE OF OUR LIBERTY, THE CULTURE OF OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. FEAR IS TAKING OVER BECAUSE OF FEAR IS TAKING OVER BECAUSE OF INACTION OF LEADERS LIKE DONALD INACTION OF LEADERS LIKE DONALD TRUMP WHO ARE ULTIMATELY TRUMP WHO ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE. RESPONSIBLE. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS RISE HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS RISE OF TERRORISTIC HATE IN OUR OF TERRORISTIC HATE IN OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. HIS LANGUAGE IS CONTRIBUTING TO HIS LANGUAGE IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM AS OPPOSED TO HIM THE PROBLEM AS OPPOSED TO HIM TAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO STOP TAKING RESPONSIBILITY TO STOP IT. IT. I’LL BE THE PRESIDENT WHO LIVES I’LL BE THE PRESIDENT WHO LIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THESE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THESE SHOOTINGS HAPPEN AND HAD A SHOOTINGS HAPPEN AND HAD A PERSON MURDERED ON MY BLOCK. PERSON MURDERED ON MY BLOCK. THERE ARE SO MANY OF US THAT THERE ARE SO MANY OF US THAT LIVE IN COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS LIVE IN COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY. EVERY SINGLE DAY. WE WORRY JUST ABOUT OUR CHILDREN WE WORRY JUST ABOUT OUR CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL. GOING TO SCHOOL. SO I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND SO I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND WILL BE THE PRESIDENT THAT TAKES WILL BE THE PRESIDENT THAT TAKES A FIGHT TO THE NRA AND THE A FIGHT TO THE NRA AND THE CORPORATE GUN LOBBY LIKE THEY’VE CORPORATE GUN LOBBY LIKE THEY’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND BRINGS AN NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND BRINGS AN END TO THIS TERROR IN OUR END TO THIS TERROR IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND WEAKNESS IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND WEAKNESS IN OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. WE’RE NOT SHOWING THE STRENGTH WE’RE NOT SHOWING THE STRENGTH WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, COMMUNITIES, OUR FANL LIZ AND COMMUNITIES, OUR FANL LIZ AND OUR KUNRY. OUR KUNRY.>>SENATOR BOOKER, I WANT TO TAU>>SENATOR BOOKER, I WANT TO TAU I BACK TO MOTHER HE MANUAL I BACK TO MOTHER HE MANUAL CHURCH FOR A MOMENT. CHURCH FOR A MOMENT. FWAUK WHAT FEELS LIKE. FWAUK WHAT FEELS LIKE. WHAT IT FELT LIKE FOR YOU TO BE WHAT IT FELT LIKE FOR YOU TO BE THERE. THERE. IT’S NOT JUST A CHURCH. IT’S NOT JUST A CHURCH. IT’S A SCENE OF ONE OF OUR WORST IT’S A SCENE OF ONE OF OUR WORST MASS MURDERS OF COMPLETELY MASS MURDERS OF COMPLETELY RACIALLY MOTIVATED MASS MURDER. RACIALLY MOTIVATED MASS MURDER. AND IT’S A PLACE WHERE WE KNOW AND IT’S A PLACE WHERE WE KNOW DONALD TRUMP IS NEVER GOING TO DONALD TRUMP IS NEVER GOING TO VISIT. VISIT. IT’S THE KIND OF PLACE WE KNOW IT’S THE KIND OF PLACE WE KNOW MOST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NEVER MOST REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NEVER VISIT. VISIT. WHAT ARE THEY MISSING BY NEVER WHAT ARE THEY MISSING BY NEVER SETTING FOOT IN MOTHER HE SETTING FOOT IN MOTHER HE EMANUEL CHURCH OR IN YOUR EMANUEL CHURCH OR IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? NEIGHBORHOOD?>>WE’RE A NATION THAT THEY’RE>>WE’RE A NATION THAT THEY’RE USED TO BE A TIME, FORGET PARTY. USED TO BE A TIME, FORGET PARTY. FOUR GIRLS WERE KILLED IN A FOUR GIRLS WERE KILLED IN A BOMBING IN BIRMINGHAM, THE BOMBING IN BIRMINGHAM, THE CONSCIOUS OF OUR COUNTRY, WE CONSCIOUS OF OUR COUNTRY, WE CHANGED LAWS. CHANGED LAWS. WOMEN WERE CHANGING BECAUSE OF WOMEN WERE CHANGING BECAUSE OF THE FACTORY FIRE, THROWING THE FACTORY FIRE, THROWING THEMSELVES OUT WINDOWS. THEMSELVES OUT WINDOWS. ATE INFECTED THE HEARTS OF OUR ATE INFECTED THE HEARTS OF OUR NATION. NATION. THIS IS ABOUT HAVING A MORE THIS IS ABOUT HAVING A MORE COURAGEOUS EMPATHY. COURAGEOUS EMPATHY. A SENSE OF LOVE. A SENSE OF LOVE. PATRIOTISM IS LOVE OF COUNTRY. PATRIOTISM IS LOVE OF COUNTRY. YOU CAN’T LOVE YOUR COUNTRY YOU CAN’T LOVE YOUR COUNTRY UNLESS YOU LOVE YOUR FELLOW UNLESS YOU LOVE YOUR FELLOW COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN. COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN. LOVE IS SAYING THAT I’M GOING TO LOVE IS SAYING THAT I’M GOING TO FIGHT TO DEFEND FOLKS. FIGHT TO DEFEND FOLKS. I’M GOING TO BE THERE WHEN THERE I’M GOING TO BE THERE WHEN THERE IS INJUSTICE. IS INJUSTICE. AND THAT’S WHY IT IS PAINFUL TO AND THAT’S WHY IT IS PAINFUL TO ME THAT WE HAVE SUCH A ME THAT WE HAVE SUCH A CONSTIPATION OF EMPATHY AND LOVE CONSTIPATION OF EMPATHY AND LOVE AND CAN’T SEE THE SUFFERING OF AND CAN’T SEE THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS BUT HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE OTHERS BUT HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE PAIN OR GRIEF OR RETCHEDNESS OF PAIN OR GRIEF OR RETCHEDNESS OF THE VIOLENCE THAT THEY OR THEIR THE VIOLENCE THAT THEY OR THEIR FAMILY EXPERIENCED. FAMILY EXPERIENCED. SO ENOUGH OF THAT. SO ENOUGH OF THAT. WE JUST NEED TO GET BACK TO WE JUST NEED TO GET BACK TO HAVING A NATION WITH A REVIVAL HAVING A NATION WITH A REVIVAL OF A CIVIC GRACE. OF A CIVIC GRACE. WE UNDERSTAND WE HAVE TO BE WE UNDERSTAND WE HAVE TO BE THERE FOR ANYBODY. THERE FOR ANYBODY. KING SAID INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS KING SAID INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE. A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE. WE CANNOT HAVE COMMUNITY THAT’S WE CANNOT HAVE COMMUNITY THAT’S DO NOTHING AND WAIT UNTIL THIS DO NOTHING AND WAIT UNTIL THIS VIOLENCE IS VISITED UPON THEM VIOLENCE IS VISITED UPON THEM AND THEN SUDDENLY AWAKENED TO AND THEN SUDDENLY AWAKENED TO THE SENSE OF URGENCY. THE SENSE OF URGENCY. WE HAVE A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY WE HAVE A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY THAT IS RIPPING APORT CONCERTS THAT IS RIPPING APORT CONCERTS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND CHURCHES AND AND NIGHTCLUBS AND CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES AND SCHOOLS. SYNAGOGUES AND SCHOOLS. IF WE DON’T STOP THIS, WE WAIT IF WE DON’T STOP THIS, WE WAIT FOR MORE AND MORE BLOODSHED FOR MORE AND MORE BLOODSHED UNTIL WE FINALLY GET IT? UNTIL WE FINALLY GET IT? EVERY DAY WE WAIT PEOPLE IN EVERY DAY WE WAIT PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES THAT I KNOW COMMUNITIES THAT I KNOW INTERINTIMATELY SUFFER. INTERINTIMATELY SUFFER. EVERY DAY WE WAIT TO STOP PEOPLE EVERY DAY WE WAIT TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO WALK IN A GUN FROM BEING ABLE TO WALK IN A GUN SHOW AND GO TO A CASUAL SELLER SHOW AND GO TO A CASUAL SELLER AND FILL UP WITH A TRUNK FULL OF AND FILL UP WITH A TRUNK FULL OF WEAPONS. WEAPONS. EVERY DAY WE WAIT. EVERY DAY WE WAIT. SOMEONE IN AMERICA, SOME WHITE SOMEONE IN AMERICA, SOME WHITE SUPREMACIST IS PLOTTING AGAINST SUPREMACIST IS PLOTTING AGAINST US. US. AND SO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS AND SO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. ENOUGH TALK. ENOUGH TALK. WE NEED ACTION F YOU’RE NOT WE NEED ACTION F YOU’RE NOT GOING TO ACT, WE’RE GOING TO GOING TO ACT, WE’RE GOING TO REMOVE FROM YOU OFFICE. REMOVE FROM YOU OFFICE. THIS IS YET ANOTHER REASON WHY THIS IS YET ANOTHER REASON WHY THIS MAN WILL BE DEFEATED IN THE THIS MAN WILL BE DEFEATED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE NOW WE NEED WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE NOW WE NEED COURAGE. COURAGE. WE NEED STRENGTH AND ACTION. WE NEED STRENGTH AND ACTION. WE NEED LEADERS THAT WILL TAKE WE NEED LEADERS THAT WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. RESPONSIBILITY. AND THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO AND THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO DO SHOULD I BE PRESIDENT OF THE SHOULD I BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL>>DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR CORY BOOKER, CANDIDATE SENATOR CORY BOOKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING

70 thoughts on “Cory Booker Responds To The Firing Of Officer In Eric Garner Case | The Last Word | MSNBC

  • Thousands of people get fired everyday in America for far less things than taking someone's life. He's actually lucky he's not in prison. Deadly force is only authorized when your life, or the life of others is in danger. It's clear from that video, that no one's life was in danger….,well, except for Eric Garner life.

  • Cory Booker speaks the truth & fights for justice on behalf of the American people. Strangely it seems like the only people doing this today are Black Afro-Americans.

  • Background check policy stalled by MOSCOW MITCH now…surrendering American child liberty. Do the right thing pass gun background check now!

  • Corey Booker is a total lightweight he was asked a simple question on his opinion about a Republican who has thus far refused to visit a place like the Mother Emmanuel Church and he just rattled off obviously well memorised and planned talking points not pertaining to the question directly… Jeez, what does it take to give a straight and unambiguous answer to such an uncomplicated question?

  • Oh, Sen. Booker, you disappoint me in your answer about dealing with police accountability. You basically said that you have no policy. You add that Pres. Obama did, but you don't seem to know what his commission recommended, just that it existed. Or are you afraid to say on national TV what it recommended? You didn't need to go off on that tangent at all, though. Mr. O'Donnell asked you what you would tell your attorney general to do. You answered nothing about your Justice Dept. policy in this matter and made it sound like all we need is a president with a different point of view and a greater interest in the issue than Pres. Trump. Excuse me, but, duh. Democratic voters already know that. Perhaps this kind of answer employing lots of words to say nothing ("a whole constellation of things…", while you mention not a single one of them) is part of the reason you are stuck at 3% in the polls of Democratic voters. Your heart's in the right place, but who has confidence that you can actually make a difference as president? I would like to know what policy, from among your successful policies as mayor, would continue to enable police to apprehend drug dealers, black market gun sellers and other felons who are complicit in the deaths of our citizens, rather than hinder their chances of arresting such felons or increasing the danger to their own lives, and yet protect the lives of petty criminals, like Eric Garner, just trying to make a buck, not a million bucks, selling untaxed cigarettes. Do you have an answer for that? And Mr. O'Donnell, why no follow up when you knew perfectly well that Sen. Booker had ignored your question?

  • Sen. Booker, please drop out of the Dem race for president. Help a true competitor, because you really don't have a chance. Time to move on.

  • Why do so many Americans like/ back even enjoy violence and brutality from their police…. the skill in any policing is to deescalate , to not need brutality or violence ….., and while these skills offer us peace n possibly…, in many nations outside the US…, they take time & professional training to learn.., but then your communities have them.
    Re read the posts.., it’s as if there is a part of the “American culture” in places..?, where the public desire the police n prison service to take the criminal and brutalise them enough so as to undo that the crime ever happened..? What is that about?

  • 18 comments in a day, 1.500 views, 67 likes… no one cares about Booker and his statements. Just another 1 percenter in the Dem basket of the deplorables.

  • Why couldn't Booker just respond to the question instead of this long-winded BS non-answer? What the F is he afraid of? This is exactly why he is not qualified to be president.

  • I am in AZ where guns are sold at gun shows with no forms, no ID's, nothing, person to person. There is an officer that if you want to you can take your newly purchased gun to the officer to check if it has been reported as involved in a crime or stolen. The problem is if it is, then the officer have to take it from you to return to the owner an for evidence. So NO ONE volunteers to have it checked. The first time I went to the West gun show I was 16, I bought a Sig 9mm for 400 cash from a man selling just that gun. Second time I was 22, I bought a 45 mm from a table where they had 50 guns, and all he asked was that I flash my ID long enough to see a state logo that I was a AZ resident. We may have background checks but the loopholes around them are HUGE.

  • Yahooooo. Fire those fraud cops. N go Cory. Wish you the best. Not sure if hes ready for Presidential challenge yet but growing on me.

  • And yet there was no background check done for the oranger mentally deranged buffoon that is in the WH that has the nuke codes.

  • I am a white woman who has been in the back seat of a car being driven by my friend and her son, both black, when we were pulled over for no reason in a well to do neighborhood, a neighborhood she lived in…..so to those entitled white folk???? yes it happens and I have been a witness! That is just one example….I could go on and on…

  • Let me tell you people something about background checks. Either they don't do them on everyone, or the person on the other end of the phone doesnt do the background check, they just go ahead and say you're clear. I know a felon who walked into a gun store, signed in, did the check, PASSED IT, and went on to shoot it lol. Saw it first hand.

  • Anyone else notice that when asked what his administration would do if he was elected, he didn't actually give a real answer? He just went on about how police shootings were bad.

  • Mr. Booker you know they have never loved your community stop it. Stop acting like America is more then it has ever been its always been racist.

  • Cory Booker has something to say here, but as a candidate he is a puppet of Hillary Clinton. Check his affiliations and voting record. He will bring Hillary back on board in one way or another.
    Beware of Booker.
    Demand Bernie!!!

  • No one can promise there will be no corruption, influence, politics, the notorious Police Union interference. Authorities try to save the police officers first, it's been going on for a thousand years. Regardless of what promises you make to the citizens, you are not changing anything. Mass shootings are an old problem and we are still just talking about it. "We need to enter into a by-partisan approach to logical gun laws." NO KIDDING??? NO KIDDING??? This conversation has been going for a long time. Sit down and let someone else try.

  • He should have been charged with murder – he murdered Eric Garner and got away with it. What is it with America and police brutality…I have lived in the US twice and really enjoyed it. I could never get my head around the gun issue coming from a country where it's almost impossible to get one – and the issue of police brutality. Luckily I am white so didn't have any issues. How intimidating to be a person of colour in the US..God help you!!

  • The oficer who was there to protect the people, killed unarmed citizen with the bare hands. This guy is nothing else than a psycho. He belongs to jail for the rest of his life.

  • Pantaleo, Garner, and the Law:
    https://srandallthomas.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/daniel-pantaleo-eric-garner-and-the-law/amp/?__twitter_impression=true#

  • Pantaleo lost his career with NYPD through his own misconduct, Garner lost his life due to that man's misconduct. NYPD police commissioner James O'Neill makes only decision morally and politically tenable, but makes immoral and unjust equivocation of the two events as somehow both unfortunate tragedies of the same magnitude; more interested in protecting the Blue Wall than protecting the public and the rule of law–something all law enforcement officers are honored to do upon taking their sworn oath. That it took five YEARS just to deliver this half-hearted, begrudged, perverted justice in a large American liberal city demonstrates the depth and pervasiveness of these problems in this nation.

  • What the NYPD Commissioner should have stated was that, "It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer serve in ANY law enforcement or associated capacity for the public." We all know for sure some Republican politician is going to want to stir up the hate to get votes–just like Trump–so will recruit Pantaleo to be their town's next police chief, or their next sheriff.

  • No, no, NO, Mayor De Blasio! Simply firing Eric Garner's murderer from the police force is NOT justice and closure for Garner or his fatherless family! Thought De Blasio was a progressive liberal, but he's just another tool of the system! How can this be justice and closure, Mayor, and that it will NEVER happen again, when your own words reveal that you are FULLY COGNIZANT that NYC police and their union are BLUEMAILING the city over the Commissioner's decision to terminate Pantaleo, putting at risk the safety and security of millions of your citizens–just to prevent themselves from being held accountable to basic standards the public expects from our law enforcement?

  • Whatever strides that has been made in rehabilitating NYC police department to prevent the senseless deaths of people by its police officers came at a very high price. Eric Garner's life. Neither Mayor De Blasio or Commissioner O'Neill have evidenced satisfactory appreciation for that fact in public appearances, worried more about conveying that progress and the due process afforded his killer than his denial of his victim's due process rights, and the subsequent pitiful lack of meaningful justice for his victim. Nor was any sincere, genuine empathy or outrage for the victim witnessed. DOJ under Trump is a guilty farce. Regardless, let's not be fooled that five years for NYC police just to terminate Garner's murderer, despite video evidence of prohibited choke hold, with multiple pleas by the victim gasping he was unable to breath going unheeded, evidences much real progress.

  • Sen. Rotten Ron Johnson: "We all need to tone down the rhetoric…except President Nero's extremely dangerous incendiary racist rhetoric targeting minorities and women of color! You weren't actually expecting Child-in-Chief to be a leader, were you?"

  • Graham Cracker tramples Senate rules, makes it official: Cruelty and human-rights abuses not a bug of Republican immigration policies…they are the racist creature feature!

  • NRA distributed tinder and kindling nationwide, its GOP pawn saturated them with gasoline, and President Nero turned up his flamethrower.

  • President Trump: "We have racist Republican traitors INVADING America, SLAUGHTERING and KILLING Americans! If we had a proper AG and Senate, we wouldn't have to work so much harder impeaching the head of their KLAN, and it would be a lot safer and a lot better! These are rough, rough people in many cases, and if they're allowed to permeate our society, only larger and bigger, we will have EMBOLDENED these people, and they will DESTROY America!"

  • Is the prime focus of this new FBI task force focusing on white nationalist / supremacist / neo-Nazi terrorist hate groups going to be their current prime enabler, instigator and de facto leader, President Trump? Otherwise, won't that task force just be fighting a losing battle?

  • Hateful coward in El Paso just following along with his Coward-in-Chief. How many more victims from these hateful cowards incited by Terrorist Trump's racist rhetoric?

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