On MSNBC Saturday, Martin Luther King III laid out why the three police officers who sat by as George Floyd was killed must also face criminal charges.
“Is there anything that you can suggest that would make his family feel like there is justice for him and his family?” asked anchor Alex Witt.
“Well, yes, of course,” said King. “Maybe the DA is working on it and the legal system, but it’s obvious to most of the nation that there should have been prosecution or some prosecution of all of those officers who were standing there. It was the officer who actually had his knee on the neck of Mr. Floyd and others who were there, I mean, any one of them could have said, ‘hey, man, chill. We need to — back up.’ I mean, a man is asking for help and you are immune to what this person is saying? What kind of human being are you?”
“I mean, that is at least the first step was the arrest yesterday. That is a step in the right direction,” King continued. “But, you know, I think there has to be a court case and hopefully a conviction. I think that is what will at least feel like some semblance of justice. But those other officers have to be arrested. If that doesn’t happen, I just — I don’t know what to predict or project. But I think that, you know, people have to feel like the system works for them. And this does not feel like today that it is fully working.”
These 7 details from the damning Sharpiegate report show it was a dark omen of Trump’s destructive potential
While it was dismissed by some as an overhyped media obsession, the presidential scandal that has come to be known as "Sharpiegate" was, in fact, an early warning sign of the truly catastrophic potential of Donald Trump.
The story arose out of Hurricane Dorian, which began its deliberate march up toward the East Coast of the United States in late August and early September of 2019. It ravaged the Bahamas, and officials feared the damage it could inflict stateside. But then came a Trump tweet on Sept. 1, and later comments to reporters, in which he warned that Alabama was in the storm's path. He said it was among the states "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."
Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finally caved in to pressure to release the actual numbers of coronavirus cases in the state's hospitals.
Until Friday, DeSantis had refused to reveal the true numbers, leaving many in the state unaware of just how bad the cases were. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a whopping 7,000 Floridians are in hospitals hoping they survive the virus.
"The data, which for the first time breaks down the number of people in the hospital with coronavirus, was promised by the state two weeks ago," the report explained.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.
Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."
"He has been intellectually overestimated from day one. He is not a mastermind of anything," said Wallace. "He is Donald Trump's body man."
She cited "well-sourced spin" coming from the White House Friday evening, because there were people that she said were "enlisted" with trying to talk Trump out of commuting Roger Stone's sentence. She anticipated that Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone may huff and puff about the act, but that they won't quit over it. "And we should remember their names forever. They are all accomplices in the greatest corruption of one of the most sacred powers."