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DAY THE 56-YEAR-OLD ENDED MEMO SAID TAKE TIME TO REFLECT, SUPPORT EACH OTHER SLAVERY ENDED A LONG TIME AGO, BUT RACISM DIDN'T

>> AFTER BEING CLOSED ALMOST FOUR MONTHS, HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IS GEARING UP FOR A GRAND REOPENING IN ADDITION TO DEEP CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE PARK, CORONAVIRUS MEASURES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR GUESTS INCLUDING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN LINES AND ALSO THEATERS PARK GOERS WILL BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THEIR FAVORITE CHARACTERS, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE TO DO IT FROM A DISTANCE ACROSS THE BOARD WHAT WE ARE >>> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT, AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, THAT MR BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> FIRED ATLANTA OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE FACING 11 COUNTS, INCHI INCLUDING FELONY MURDER IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >>> SOON TO BE RELEASED TELL-ALL BOOK BY JOHN BOLTON, HAS THE PRESIDENT TWEETING AFTER MIDNIGHT, CALLING BOLTON A, QUOTE, WHACKO AND WORSE >> NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE

THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA SPEAKING OUT A YEAR AFTER HIS OWN BLACK FACE SCANDAL HOW I SURVIVED POLITICALLY, AND WHAT HE IS DOING TO CONFRONT HIS STATE'S CONFEDERATE PAST >> AND A MAJOR OVERHAUL TAKING PLACE AMONG SUPERPRODUCTS AUNT JEMIMA IS GOING AWAY BUT SO, TOO, ARE MANY OTHER WELL-KNOWN BRANDS IT'S THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AND TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA, AFTER SHOCKING NEW DETAILS REVEAL THE OFFICER ACCUSED OF KILLING RAYSHARD BROOKS, KICKED HIM AFTER HE WAS ON THE GROUND THAT'S ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD GARRETT ROLFE FACES 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP AND ARE PROTESTING THE CHARGES THIS, AS THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCES HIGHER THAN USUAL CALLOUT OUR WENDY WOOLFOLK HAS MORE

>> CRIMINAL CHARGES BRING DISTURBING DETAILS OF THE NIGHT RAYSHARD BROOKS DIED >> BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT, JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> WHILE LAYING IN THE WENDY'S PARKING LOT WITH TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE BACK, PROSECUTORS SAY THE FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM GARRETT ROLFE FACES 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH CITING THIS PICTURE OF BROSNAN, STANDING ON BROOKS, AS HE LAY ON THE GROUND

>> WE'VE CONCLUDED, AT THE TIME MR BROOKS WAS SHOT, THAT HE DID NOT POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT >> IN FACT, SAY PROSECUTORS, THE FIRST 41 MINUTES OF THE ENCOUNTER, FROM THE TIME OFFICERS KNOCKED ON HIS WINDOW AND HE ULTIMATELY FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST WERE PEACEFUL >> I THINK YOU'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK TO BE DRIVING >> WHEN OFFICERS MOVED TO ARREST BROOKS, HE BEGAN TO STRUGGLE INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RAN

IN THIS VIDEO, BROOKS, SEEN TURNING AROUND AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS, BEFORE HE'S SHOT, TWICE >> JUSTICE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE EASY, IN THIS CASE IT NEVER IS HOW DO YOU FIND JUSTICE FOR THREE LITTLE GIRLS, WHO WILL NEVER SEE THEIR FATHER AGAIN >> THE FIRST STEP, IN A COUNTRY WHERE MANY ARE LOOKING FOR JUSTICE AND CHANGE WENDY WOOLFOLK, NBC NEWS >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATES ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON, OVER HIS BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY ASKING A JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THAT THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION ON TWITTER, THE PRESIDENT SLAMMED THE BOOK SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIES AND STORIES AND CALLING BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE WHITE HOUSE LEGAL MANEUVER FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE FOR MORE, HERE'S PETER ALEXANDER

>> Reporter: A BLISTERING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON BOLTEN RIGHTS, THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IS NOT GROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY, STRATEGY, OR POLICY IT IS GROUNDED IN TRUMP ADDING, I'M HARD PRESSED TO IDENTIFY ANY SIGNIFICANT TRUMP DECISION DURING MY WHITE HOUSE TENURE THAT WASN'T DRIVEN BY RE-ELECTION CALCULATIONS IN A COPY OF HIS BOOK ON OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON WRITES DURING TRUMP'S TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA, HE WAS PLEADING WITH PRESIDENT XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN TO HELP WIN THE CRUCIAL FARM STATE VOTE BOLTON WRITES, THE PRESIDENT, AT POINTS, WAS WILLING TO HALT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS TO, IN EFFECT, GIVE PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED CITING CASES INVOLVING CHINA AND TURKEY WRITING THE PATTERN LOOKED LIKE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAYS HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, BUT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES, AND THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED

BOLTON, WHO LEFT LAST YEAR, HE SAYS HE RESIGNED THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE FIRED HIM ALSO, MAKES MORE PERSONAL ALLEGATIONS SAYING THE PRESIDENT ASKED IF FINLAND WAS A PART OF RUSSIA AND THAT, DURING A MEETING, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, HE IS SO FULL OF EXPLETIVE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILED SUIT TO DELAY PUBLICATION, ARGUING BOLTON NEVER COMPLETED A MANDATORY REVIEW, TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS

AND SAYS THE MANUSCRIPT IS RIFE WITH CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> ANY CONVERSATION WITH ME IS CLASSIFIED THEN, IT BECOMES EVEN WORSE IF HE LIES ABOUT THE CONVERSATION >> BOLTON'S LAWYER HAS DENIED THE BOOK CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, AND SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION DRAGGED OUT ITS REVIEW PROCESS, TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT FROM BEING EMBARRASSED SO FAR, NEITHER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, NOR SECRETARY OF STATE, HAS RESPONDED TO BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS PHILLIP

>> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU >>> IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE ON THE RISE DESPITE THE RISKS, THE LINE IS CONTINUING TO GROW IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY THAT'S ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING A SPIKE IN CASES NBC'S CHRIS POLLONE HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT'S SCENES LIKE THIS, THAT MAKE HEALTH EXPERTS SHUDDER PEOPLE IGNORING FEDERAL GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN STATES WHERE CASES ARE ON THE RISE PLACES LIKE FLORIDA, WHERE A GROUP OF FRIENDS GOT CORONAVIRUS AFTER A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

SOME ELECTED LEADERS LIKE FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR POINT TO INCREASE IN TESTING FOR THE SPIKE IN CASES BUT IN MANY STATES, THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS IS ALSO RISING >> WHICH MEANS IT CAN'T BE JUST BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TESTS WE'VE DONE IF ANYTHING, YOU WOULD EXPECT THE POSITIVITY TO GO DOWN >> IT'S MOVING ON FROM THE PROBLEM, BEFORE THE PROBLEM HAS MOVED ON FROM US >> 23 STATES HAVE SEEN A RISE IN CASES OVER THE LAST WEEK MORE THAN A DOZEN, A SURGE OF 25% OR MORE MAYORS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE ASKING GOVERNORS FOR PERMISSION TO IMPOSE MANDATORY MASK-WEARING RULES

THE GOVERNORS ARE SAYING NO >> AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE SHOULD BE TRUSTING PEOPLE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS >> IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WHICH JUST SET A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR INFECTIONS A CAMPAIGN RALLY, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHICH PROMISES TO PACK 19,000 PEOPLE IN A DOWNTOWN ARENA SOME HAVE CALLED IT A POTENTIAL SUPERSPREADER EVENT >> SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OVER COVID, BUT COVID IS NOT OVER COVID IS HERE

IT'S TRANSMITTING, VERY EFFICIENTLY, IN OUR COMMUNITY >> THEY'RE URGING PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OLD OR WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO STAY HOME CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS >> WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE HELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLED BASKETBALL LEGEND KOBE BRYANT, HIS 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GIANNA, AND SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PILOT, LIKELY BECAME DISORIENTED BY FOG DURING THAT JANUARY 26th FLIGHT A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT BY THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS THE PILOT TOLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL THAT HE WAS CLIMBING, BUT THE HELICOPTER WAS ACTUALLY DESCENDING

THE NTSB SAYS WHEN PILOTS CAN'T SEE THE SKY OR LANDSCAPE, IT CAN CAUSE SPATIAL DISORIENTATION >> THAT '70s SHOW DANNY MASTERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH RAPING THREE WOMEN IN THE EARLY 2000s THE ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE TOOK PLACE IN THE ACTOR'S HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME HE WAS ARRESTED, BUT LATER RELEASED ON A $33 MILLION BAIL MASTERSON'S ATTORNEY SAID HIS CLIENT IS INNOCENT, AND THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ARE IN COMPLETE SHOCK THAT THE NEARLY 20-YEAR-OLD ALLEGATIONS HAVE RESULTED IN CHARGES HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED IN SEPTEMBER IF FOUND GUILTY, HE COULD FACE UP TO 45 YEARS IN PRISON >>> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRES CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS, AS THE STATE GRAPPLES WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

THE BUSH FIRE, JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX, HAS GROWN TO OVER 104,000 ACRES THAT'S UP FROM 64,000, ON TUESDAY ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE, IT'S ONLY 5% CONTAINED

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE SEVENTH LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> LET'S SEE HOW THE WEATHER IS IMPACTING ARIZONA AND CHECK IN WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HI, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HI, GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP THIS IS THE LARGEST FIRE IN THE US

, RIGHT NOW AND IT REALLY CONTINUES TO BURN DUE TO THE RECIPE, WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, RELATIVE HUMIDITY STATS DOWN AND THEN, YOU HAVE THE FIREFIGHTERS — FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE DEALING WITH THE WIND GUSTS THAT ARE PICKING UP TO ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR RIGHT NOW, THE ELEVATED RISK CONTINUES ACROSS SOUTHERN ARIZONA THAT'S NOT — THAT'S NOT JUST ONE AREA THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ALSO, ACTIVE FIRES ACROSS FLORIDA, NOW 108 ACROSS THAT AREA THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>>> TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE FOR HOUSTON, TODAY BUT A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON ALSO, WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FROM KANSAS CITY TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA BUT WE DO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF ON THE WAY WE'LL DISCUSS THAT, COMING UP >> SOME GOOD NEWS

LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT, JANESSA THANK YOU >> AFTER EIGHT SHORT YEARS OF FAME, GREAT BRITAIN'S INFAMOUS BOB THE CAT HAS PASSED AWAY WHEN JAMES BOWEN FOUND BOB, HE WAS AN INJURED, STRAY KITTEN AND BOWEN WAS A RECOVERING ADDICT A FEW YEARS LATER, THEY LAUNCHED THEIR FIRST BOOK TITLED "A STREET CAT NAMED BOB" INSP >>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE

VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR SPEAKING OUT MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER A RACIST PHOTO SCANDAL, AND TELLING NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT, HOW IT OPENED HIS EYES TO RACIAL INEQUALITY >> VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM SAYS THE COUNTRY'S CURRENT RACIAL AWAKENING IS LONG OVERDUE >> A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME HAVE LEARNED A LOT AND PEOPLE ARE NOW STANDING UP, AND SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH >> PERSPECTIVE FROM A SOUTHERN GOVERNOR, WHO, LAST YEAR, FACED A NATIONAL UPROAR, AFTER A CONSERVATIVE BLOG FOUND AND PUBLISHED THIS RACIST PHOTO FROM HIS 1984 MEDICAL SCHOOL YEARBOOK PAGE NORTHAM INITIALLY APOLOGIZED, AND SAID HE WAS IN THE PHOTO WE WERE THERE THE NEXT DAY, WHEN HE REVERSED HIMSELF >> I AM NOT EITHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT PHOTO

>> YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU HAD NO IDEA THIS RACIST PHOTO EXISTED, BEFORE IT SURFACED LESS THAN 24 HOURS AGO >> THAT'S CORRECT >> THE FIRESTORM NEARLY FORCED HIM FROM OFFICE >> YOU STILL YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THE MEN IN THAT PHOTO >> YES, WE'VE HAD TWO INVESTIGATIONS AND THOSE INVESTIGATIONS SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF ME BEING IN THE PICTURE

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, GEOFF, THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME ANYMORE THIS IS REALLY ABOUT VIRGINIA, IT'S ABOUT THIS COUNTRY IT'S ABOUT BLACK OPPRESSION IT'S ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM >> NORTHAM, AT THE TIME, RESISTED WIDESPREAD CALLS TO RESIGN AND, INSTEAD, PLEDGED TO FOCUS THE REMAINDER OF HIS TERM ON ADDRESSING RACIAL INEQUITIES >> AS I HAVE MET WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE, AND LISTENED TO THEIR VIEWS ON DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES, THAT STILL EXIST TODAY, I'VE HAD TO CONFRONT SOME PAINFUL TRUTHS

>> WHAT WERE THOSE TRUTHS? >> WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE, AND WHAT I HAVE LEARNED, IS — IS REALLY THAT — THAT BLACK OPPRESSION EXISTS HERE, IS ALIVE AND WELL IN 2020 >> WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK WHITE PEOPLE HAVE TO PLAY IN PURSUING RACIAL JUSTICE >> I THINK WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN AND I THINK THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED OR ARE RECOGNIZING THE PAIN THAT EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE PROTESTS AND I THINK THEY ALSO REALIZE THE BURDEN OF EDUCATING, OF MAKING PEOPLE AWARE IN THIS COUNTRY AWARE OF THAT 400-YEAR HISTORY THAT NEEDS TO SHIFT FROM PEOPLE OF COLOR TO PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME >> TROLLING OUT NEW POLICIES, ORDERING THE REMOVAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND LANGUAGE STILL ON THE BOOKS, AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO VOTING ON TUESDAY, NORTHAM ANNOUNCED A NEW PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID STATE HOLIDAY THAT FOLLOWED HIS CALL TO REMOVE THE CAPITAL'S COLOSSAL STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE

>> THESE ARE SIYMBOLS OF DIVISIVENESS IN 2020, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT >> A RACIAL RECKONING IN THE FORMER CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY GEOFF BENNETT, NBC NEWS, >>> THIS TIME, LAST YEAR, NOT MANY COMPANIES OR STATES RECOGNIZED JUNETEENTH, THE COMMEMORATION OF THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT THAT IS RAPIDLY CHANGING, THANKS TO RECENT PROTESTS OVER RACIAL INJUSTICES IN AMERICA ON TUESDAY, PHILADELPHIA MADE JUNETEENTH AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY, AND NOW NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO IS FOLLOWING SUIT HE IS SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD MAKE JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY FOR EMPLOYEES

HE WOULD ALSO IMPOSE LEGISLATION TO MAKE IT A STATE HOLIDAY FOR NEXT YEAR >>> CEO JEFF BEZOS SENT A MEMO TO EMPLOYEES, URGING THEM TO CANCEL ALL MEETINGS ON FRIDAY THE COMPANY WILL ALSO OFFER A RANGE OF ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEES THROUGHOUT THE DAY OTHER COMPANIES THAT WILL BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR YOU SEE THAT LIST, THERE BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, UBER, AND MORE >> DEMAND FOR CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD AS PROTESTS FOR POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUE PEPSI CO WILL RENAME THE AUNT JEMIMA BRAND MRS BUTTER-WORTH ALSO ANNOUNCED PLANS TO RE-BRAND, ALL FOR RECEIVING CRITICISM FOR USING RACIAL STEREOTYPES NOW, EBAY IS FOLLOWING SUIT SAYING IT WILL REMOVE RACIST MEMORABILIA FROM ITS SITE

NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE > >> >> Reporter: PANCAKES AND SYRUP THAT'S WHAT AUNT JEMIMA SOLD FOR OVER 130 YEARS QUAKER ANNOUNCING IT IS SCRAPPING THE BRAND IN A STATEMENT, SAYING, WE RECOGNIZE AUNT JEMIMA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE THE NAME AND SMILE, TAKEN FROM A MENSTRUAL SHOW IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH

A CHARACTER, BASED ON A MAMMY THE STEREOTYPE OF AN ALWAYS-SMILING KITCHEN SLAVE >> AUNT JEMIMA IS THAT KIND OF STEREOTYPE THAT IS PREMISED ON THIS IDEA OF BLACK INFERIORITY >> WITH DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY, PRESSURE WAS MOUNTING ON QUAKER >> BABY, YOU HUNGRY

>> THEN, THIS TIKTOK FROM SINGER KIRBY WENT VIRAL SHE CALLED IT HOW TO MAKE A NON-RACIST BREAKFAST >> NOT TODAY BLACK LIVES MATTER, PEOPLE EVEN OVER BREAKFAST >> THE COMPANY WHICH IS OWNED BY PEPSICO, SAID THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN EFFORT TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD RACIAL EQUALITY NOW, MARS, THE MAKER OF UNCLE BEN'S RICE SAYS WE RECOGNIZE THAT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND, WHICH WE WILL DO, WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW CONAGRA WILL BE REVIEWING MRS BUTTERWORTH'S WHILE ADDING THE INTENTION OF ITS BRAND IS TO EVOKE A LOVING GRANDMOTHER >> BUT IT IS URGENT TO EXPUNGE OUR PUBLIC SPACES THAT A LOT OF THESE SYMBOLS, FOR SOME PEOPLE, ARE TRIGGERING AND REPRESENT TERROR AND ABUSE

>> THE PANCAKE AND SYRUP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AREAS OF THE SOUTH WEST, BETTER NEWS TEMPERATURES ARE SLIGHTLY COOLER WE'RE BELOW AVERAGE FROM ARIZONA TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND ALSO WINDS ARE GO >>> SOMETHING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE REOPENING OF MOVIE THEATERS AND JUST IN TIME, TOO AS MAJOR BLOCKBUSTERS ARE SET TO BE RELEASED AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH >> NBC'S JOE FRYER GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE SAFETY MODIFICATIONS ONE TOP CHAIN IS INSTALLING THAT WILL DRAMATICALLY CHANGE HOW WE GO TO THE MOVIES >> MOVIE CHAINS ARE WRITING A NEW SCRIPT FOR THE MOVIE-GOING EXPERIENCE

>> HOW EXCITED ARE YOU TO REOPEN >> I CAN'T TELL YOU WE'RE REALLY EXCITED >> MARK IS CEO OF CINEMARK, ONE OF THE TOP CHAINS IN THE COMPANY AND THE FIRST NATIONAL BRAND TO RELAUNCH ON FRIDAY, OPENING A HANDFUL OF THEATERS IN DALLAS AND BY MID-JULY, MORE THAN 100 THEATERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALL WITH NEW HEALTH PROTOCOLS >> WE'VE REALLY GONE THE EXTRA MILE, TO MAKE THIS A HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR GUESTS >> EMPLOYEES WILL UNDERGO WELLNESS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND WEAR MASKS FLOOR STAMPS AND PLEXIGLASS BARRIERS WILL KEEP PEOPLE SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS MORE FRESH AIR WILL BE CIRCULATED, WITH THEATERS DISINFECTED EVERY MORNING AND BETWEEN SHOWS

TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THEIR THEATER, CINEMARK WILL STOP OFFERING FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE SEATING INSTEAD, ALL GUESTS WILL NEED TO RESERVE THEIR SEATS IN ADVANCE, AND THE SYSTEM WILL BLOCK OUT SEATS AROUND YOU SO ALL PARTIES ARE SPACED AT LEAST SIX FEET APART >> BY THE END OF JUNE, ALL MOVIE THEATERS WILL BE OPEN IN AT LEAST 31 STATES NATIONAL CHAINS, LIKE AMC AND REGAL ANNOUNCED SIMILAR PRECAUTIONS AS THEY PLAN TO REOPEN BY MID-JULY JUST IN TIME FOR THE BIG STUDIO RELEASES OF THE SUMMER LIKE THE RUSSELL CROW FILLER, "UNHINGED" OPENING JULY 10th DISNEY'S LIVE-ACTION REMAKE OF MULAN ON JULY 24th AND CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S SCIFI BLOCKBUSTER BUT WITH 70% OF MOVIEGOERS SAYINGTHEY'D RATHER WATCH NEW RELEASES AT HOME, WILL AUDIENCES BE WILLING TO RETURN TO THEATERS >> IS THERE ANY WORRY AT ALL THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SAY, NOPE, I DON'T NEED THE THEATER ANYMORE

I CAN GET IT ALL AT HOME >> YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK SO I THINK PEOPLE WANT TO GO AND HAVE A SHARED CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE IN A BIG THEATER >> THANKS TO JOE FRYER FOR THAT REPORT OFFICIALS FOR CINEMARK AND REGAL SAY BEFORE THE BIG MOVIE RELEASES IN JULY, THEY'LL SHOW CLASSIC FILMS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE NOTHING LIKE SEEING IT ON THE BIG SCREEN BUT NOW

>> 70%, THOUGH THAT MIGHT CHANGE THE BUSINESS MODEL FOREVER DON'T KNOW >> THANKS FOR WATCHING "EARLY TODAY I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

TONIGHT AT 8:00 EASTERN, JOSHUA JOHNSON HOSTS A CONVERSATION ON BEING BLAC>>> THE EX-ATLANTA OF FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER GARRETT ROLFE AND A SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, BOTH HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM TONIGHT TO SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES >> LATE-NIGHT TWEETS AND MAJOR INSULTS FROM THE PRESIDENT ATTACKING FORMER TOP AIDE, JOHN BOLTON, AS BOMBSHELL REVELATIONS FROM HIS SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED NEW BOOK ARE BEING REVEALED

>> OUR LESTER HOLT GOES ONE ON ONE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S TOP COP HOW HIS OFFICERS HANDLED PROTESTS, AND WHAT EMBARRASSED HIM OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS A BUSY THURSDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA, AFTER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WAS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS A SPOKESPERSON, FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS, OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP AND LAST NIGHT THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED HIGHER THAN USUAL CALLOUTS MEANWHILE, RAYSHARD'S FAMILY SAYS THEY WANT TO SEE A CONVICTION HERE'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH OFFICERS, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER AND THE ONE WHO IS CURRENTLY ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY, NOW HAVE UNTIL 6:00 P

M, TONIGHT, TO TURN THEMSELVES IN AS RAYSHARD BROOKS LAY DYING IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, PROSECUTORS SAY THE ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, WHO SHOT HIM, WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM THE OTHER OFFICER STOOD ON HIS SHOULDERS NEITHER, RENDERING AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD ANNOUNCING BOTH OFFICERS WILL FACE CHARGES >> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT, AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, THAT MR

BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER HOWARD SAYS AFTER FIRING THE SHOTS, THE OFFICER SAID THIS >> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, I GOT HIM >> THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT LAST FRIDAY AT A WENDY'S DRIVE-THRU WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED, THEY FOUND HIM, ASLEEP, IN HIS CAR >> PUT YOUR MOUTH OVER THE MOUTHPIECE >> INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER BROOKS FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST, OFFICERS MOVED TO ARREST HIM BROOKS BEGAN TO STRUGGLE >> STOP FIGHTING YOU'RE GOING TO GET TASED! >> INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THE TASERS AND RAN

IN THIS VIDEO, TURNING AROUND, AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS, BEFORE HE'S SHOT, TWICE, IN THE BACK IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BEFORE THE DA'S PRESS CONFERENCE, LAWYERS FOR ROLFE CALLED HIS ACTIONS JUSTIFIED SAYING, FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CIVILIANS AROUND HIM, OFFICER ROLFE DROPPED HIS TASER AND FIRED HIS SERVICE WEAPON AT THE ONLY PORTION OF MR BROOKS THAT PRESENTED TO HIM MR BROOKS' BACK THE LAWYERS SAY ROLFE IMMEDIATELY CALLED FOR HELP WHEN BROOKS FELL TO THE GROUND, AND GAVE HIM FIRST AID ADDING THAT WHEN BROOKS' PULSE STOPPED, ROLFE BEGAN CPR UNTIL PA PARAMEDICS ARRIVED TOMEKA MILLER, ANOTHER DEVASTATING BLOW >> I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING THERE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE IF I HAD HAVE SEEN THAT FOR MYSELF BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT, JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT

IT HURT REALLY BAD >> AND PHILLIP, WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN, WHO SAID THAT BROSNAN ALSO RENDERED AID TO RAYSHARD BROOKS AND IS COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION BUT CONTRARY TO THE WHAT THE PROSECUTOR SAID, HE HAS NOT AGREED TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION BROSNAN'S LAWYER WENT ON TO SLAM THE DA FOR, WHAT HE CALLS, A RUSH TO MISJUDGMENT PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >> AMERICANS' VIEWS ON POLICE VIOLENCE IS CHANGING, ACCORDING TO AN AP-NORC POLL, ABOUT HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS SEE POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PUBLIC AS A VERY OR EXTREMELY SERIOUS PROBLEM

THE POLL FOUND ROUGHLY THREE IN TEN SAID POLICE VIOLENCE IS A MODERATELY SERIOUS PROBLEM THOSE WHO SAY IT IS NOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM HAS DECLINED FROM A THIRD IN 2015, TO ABOUT TWO IN TEN TODAY THE POLL SURVEYED OVER 1,300 ADULTS BETWEEN JUNE 11th AND JUNE 15th >> AFTER FIRST SPEAKING WITH CONGRESS, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER TOOK HIS MESSAGE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND HERE'S THE REQUEST HE MADE >> I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONSIDER ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, TO INVESTIGATE POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA, AND THE VIOLENCE USED AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS >> PHILONISE FLOYD SPOKE REMOTELY TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL THE SESSION FOCUSED ON POLICE BRUTALITY, AND IT BEGAN WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS >> MEANWHILE, ON CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN MEETING OVER POLICE REFORM

THE HOUSE JUDICIARY HELD A HEARING ON A DEMOCRATIC-LED BILL TRACIE POTTS, AND TRACIE, THERE ARE SOME HEATED MOMENTS AT THIS HEARING >> IT WAS A VERY HEATED EXCHANGE AND IT CENTERED AROUND LAWMAKERS DISCUSSING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA AND WHETHER THE PEOPLE MAKING THESE DECISIONS IN WASHINGTON UNDERSTAND THAT >> AS A BLACK MALE, WHO WENT TO THE FIFTH BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY WHO WAS A VICTIM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WHO HAS A BLACK SON

WHO HAS WORRIES, THAT YOU ALL DON'T PEOPLE ARE DYING, AS WE TALK SO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MOVING AT A SNAIL'S PACE I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WATERED-DOWN BILL, THAT MANDATES NOTHING >> ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT YOU'RE CERTAIN THAT NONE OF US HAVE NONWHITE CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU REFLECTED ON YOUR BLACK SON, AND YOU SAID NONE OF US COULD — >> MAN, MAN, STOP I'M NOT ABOUT TO GET SIDETRACKED ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR CHILDREN IT IS ABOUT BLACK MALES, BLACK PEOPLE, IN THE STREETS, THAT ARE GETTING KILLED AND IF ONE OF THEM HAPPENS TO BE YOUR KID, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT HIM, TOO AND CLEARLY, I'M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM THAN YOU ARE

>> YOU'RE CLAIMING YOU HAVE MORE CONCERN FOR MY FAMILY THAN I DO? WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? >> WAS THAT A NERVE? >> NOW, THEY WERE DEBATING THE DEMOCRATIC VERSION OF POLICE REFORM, THAT INCLUDES AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS THE REPUBLICAN VERSION, THAT WAS JUST RELEASED IN THE SENATE, DOES NOT INSTEAD, IT WOULD WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT STILL USE THAT CONTROVERSIAL TACTIC IT WOULD, ALSO, TRACK AND SHARE MISCONDUCT BUT NOT NECESSARILY REPORT IT, PUBLICLY, IN A DATABASE THAT ONE IS EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR DEBATE NEXT WEEK BUT REPUBLICANS NEED SEVEN DEMOCRATS TO GO ALONG WITH EVEN GETTING TO THAT POINT, TO DEBATING THEIR BILL BACK TO YOU >> WELL, THE DISCUSSION JUST A SNAPSHOT OF THE DEBATE GOING ON ACROSS OUR COUNTRY TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATES ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON OVER HIS BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY, ASKING THE JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION

ON TWITTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED THE BOOK, SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIARS AND STORIES HE CALLED BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE ATTEMPT FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AMERICA CONTINUE TO CLIMB THREE STATES, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA, SET RECORDS FOR NEW COVID-19 CASES MEANWHILE, AT LEAST 20 OTHER STATES ARE ALSO REPORTING BIG JUMPS WHICH RAISES THE QUESTION, IS THIS THE SECOND WAVE OR STILL PART OF THE FIRST HERE'S NBC'S SAM BROCK >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING ALMOST HALF THE COUNTRY IS SEEING A RISE IN COVID CASES, AS MANY GOVERNORS SAY THE SPIKE IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING

BUT, A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE UNDERLYING STATS SUGGEST OTHERWISE IN ARIZONA, HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT ANOTHER HIGH THIS BANNER MEDICAL CENTER NURSE, EXHAUSTED FROM HER SHIFT IN THE ICU >> YOU TRY TO REASSURE THEM THAT IT'S GOING TO BE — IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY AND THEN, IT'S NOT >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CASES ARE HIGHER BECAUSE THEY'RE TESTING MORE PEOPLE BUT PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE MORE IMPORTANT STATISTIC IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE >> THE FACT THAT IT'S GOING UP IS REALLY, QUITE CONCERNING

IT SUGGESTS IT'S NOT JUST A MATTER OF MORE CASES THAT WE'RE TESTING, BUT ALSO A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE COVID VIRUS >> TEXAS, REACHING ANOTHER RECORD IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AS A COUNTY JUDGE SAYS IT'S GOING TO ENFORCE MASK WEARING INSIDE SAN ANTONIO BUSINESSES >> THE ACTION I'M TAKING TODAY MAY BE PUSHING THE LEGAL BOUNDS A LITTLE BIT BUT OUR ATTORNEYS BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEND THIS ORDER, IN COURT >> THE DECISION, COMING AFTER THE GOVERNOR REJECTED A CALL FROM NINE TEXAS MAYORS TO REQUIRE MASKS >> WEARING A MASK IS THE BEST THING TO DO

PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL, HOWEVER, IS THE WRONG APPROACH >> THE STATE OF THE VIRUS VARIES IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CASES HAVE DECLINED IN 22 STATES, OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHILE, RISING IN 20 IN FLORIDA, THE DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 3,000 >> IN YOUR OPINION, IS THIS A SECOND WAVE? OR JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE >> NO, THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE

SO, THE FIRST WAVE, WE SORT OF PLATEAUED A LITTLE BIT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEN, WE REALLY KIND OF SHOT BACK UP AGAIN >> ON THIS POPULAR STRETCH IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, PEOPLE ARE PRACTICING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING NOW BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE OVER THE WEEKEND PEOPLE PARTYING, IN PACKED SPACES, AS OFFICIALS SAY YOUNGER AMERICANS ARE THE ONES DRIVING THE SPIKE >> HERE, IN FLORIDA, THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED ABOUT ROLLING BACK REOPENINGS, AN IDEA THAT HE REJECTED HE SAYS WHEN YOU'RE TESTING ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS, THE NUMBER OF ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO GO UP BUT HEALTH EXPERTS TELL US THEY'RE ALARMED BY WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> SAM, THANK YOU

>> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRE IS CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS AS THE STATE IS GRAPPLING WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IT'S CALLED THE BUSH FIRE IT'S JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX IT'S GROWN TO 104,000 ACRES UP FROM 62,000 ON THURSDAY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE SEVENTH LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS WATCHING FIRE CONDITIONS IN AND AROUND ARIZONA JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THIS IS JUST A TOUGH SITUATION IT STARTED ON SATURDAY DUE TO A CAR FIRE AND IT HAS JUST EXPLODED IN THIS AREA AND WE CONTINUE TO SEE VERY DRY CONDITIONS, AND THAT'S WHAT'S SPARKING UP THE SPREAD OF THIS FIRE ENDANGERING THIS AREA ALSO, WINDS INCREASING TO ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR ALSO, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, FLORIDA HAS 108 ACTIVE FIRES

AND THIS CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, ALL THE WAY INTO TOMORROW BE WATCHING THAT PRETTY CLOSELY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> ALSO, FROM SHREVEPORT, TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE WATCHING A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE CENTRAL US, FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO FARGO, COULD SEE SEVERE STORMS THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON

BUT WE'RE, ALSO, WATCHING COOLER TEMPERATURES I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS GRAND SLAM CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS SAYS SHE WILL PLAY IN THIS YEAR'S US

OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT, THE EVENT IN NEW YORK BEGINNING AUGUST 31st WILL BE THE FIRST PLAYED SINCE MARCH AND WILL BE WITHOUT FANS >> KRISTEN STEWART SET TO PLAY IN SPENCER, COVER A CRITICAL WEEKEND WHEN SHE DECIDED TO END HER MARRIAGE TO PRINCE CHARLES >> >>> WITH POLICE EVERYWHERE TRYING TO DEFINE WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE, NBC'S LESTER HOLT SPOKE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER ON, WHAT HE BELIEVES, IS THE BOLD BUT RISKY MOVE TO HELP RESTORE TRUST AT THE SAME TIME, THE CITY GRAPPLES WITH A 26% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS >>> THEIR DEMANDS FOR CHANGE HAVE THUNDERED THROUGH HALLS OF JUSTICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WITH UNUSUAL SPEED, CITIES ARE MAKING CHANGES TONIGHT, NYPD COMMISSIONER DERMOTT SHAY IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS MOVE TO EXPAND A 600 PLAIN CLOTHED ANTICRIME UNIT >> COPS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE GOING AFTER PEOPLE WITH GUNS RIGHT NOW, AT A TIME WHEN GUN VIOLENCE IS INCREASING IN THIS CITY IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR POLICING OR A GOOD THING FOR THE COMMUNITY? >> I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR BOTH IT'S LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY

IT'S BUILDING TRUST WITH THE COMMUNITY IT'S NOT WITHOUT RISK, AND THAT'S BEING BRUTALLY HONEST I WORRY ABOUT RISING CRIME BUT I DO KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY I WANT TO BE CLEAR TO THE COMMUNITY, TOO, WE'RE NOT STEPPING AWAY FROM KEEPING NEW YORKERS SAFE >> IS THE CULTURE OF THE NYPD PART OF THE PROBLEM? PART OF THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND POLICE >> YEAH, I THINK SO I THINK SO LIKE ANY GREAT AGENCY, WE ARE A PROUD AGENCY IT'S MADE UP OF, I THINK, THE BEST THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER BUT WE ALSO — WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK INWARD, AT TIMES, AND WE'RE NOT PERFECT

>> I ASKED ABOUT THOSE CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTORS POLICE, AT TIMES, TARGETS, AND SOME OFFICERS ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR >> WAS THERE A MOMENT, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THAT LEFT YOU FEELING EMBARRASSED? OR LEFT YOU FEELING, OH, MY GOD, THEY'RE RIGHT? >> MY OVERWHELMING FEELING, OVER THE LAST TWO, THREE, WEEKS, IS PROUD OF THE WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DONE IN THIS CITY, UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES I'M TALKING ABOUT BRICKS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, BEING SHOT AT, BEING STABBED, HAVING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN I AM PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID WE MADE MISTAKES DID I SEE ISOLATED INCIDENTS AND TAKE SWIFT ACTION? BECAUSE THE ACTIONS WERE WRONG ABSOLUTELY

>> THEN, THERE ARE THE CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE SOME CITY OFFICIALS PROPOSING A BILLION-DOLLAR CUT TO THE NYPD BUDGET >> WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> I WENT ON RECORD, COUPLE WEEKS AGO, IN SAYING THAT I WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM MY BUDGET AND PUSH IT TOWARDS YOUTH PROGRAMS THAT WAS THE EASIEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE, AS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEFUNDING, I GET VERY CONCERNED, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, LESTER, CUTTING HEAD COUNT AT A TIME WHEN WE DO UNFORTUNATELY HAVE RISING CRIME >> SCRAPPING THE ANTI CRIME UNIT IS JUST ONE STEP CRIMINAL-JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES AGREE MORE IS NEEDED >> WE HAVE TO END VIOLENCE AND OVER ENFORCEMENT AND OVERREACH AND WE HAVE TO INVEST IN SERVICES THAT KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES SAFE THAT'S A — THAT'S THE WORK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THE NYPD IS STARTING TO DO

>> WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE, IF NOT FOR THE PROTESTS? >> WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS WELL OVER A YEAR AGO, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS I THINK IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER TOTALLY, WITHOUT BEING IN THAT SITUATION MAYBE NOT >> AND AS MARCHE >>> MY MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS OF FERGUSON >> IN THE SAME CITY WHERE MICHAEL BROWN, AN UNARMED, BLACK TEENAGER, WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER SIX YEARS AGO, ELLA JONES MADE HISTORY SHE WAS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST BLACK AND FIRST FEMALE MAYOR OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI AS A RESIDENT FOR OVER 40 YEARS, SHE HAS SEEN THE CITY EVOLVE AND, THIS TIME, SHE HAS MORE TO SAY IN THE CHANGES TO COME >> NETFLIX CEO REID HASTINGS AND HIS WIFE ARE DONATING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO HELP HISTORICALLY-BLACK COLLEGES THE COUPLE IS GIVING AWAY $120 MILLION TOWARD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 40 MILLION EACH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE UNITED >>> HI, EVERYONE SOME SLIGHTLY BETTER NEWS FOR THE SOUTHWEST

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW AVERAGE SO THAT'S GOING TO HELP THE FIREFIGHT IN THAT AREA BUT ALSO, WINDS ARE DOWN TODAY ONLY ABOUT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, THOUGH, OUR TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE >>> IT WAS A SOMBER DAY OF MOURNING IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, ON WEDNESDAY AMID A RENEWED CALL FOR CHANGE HERE'S NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> IN CHARLESTON, OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR THE REMOVAL OF A STATUE DEDICATED TO A SLAVERY ADVOCATE ON THE SAME DAY THE CITY REMEMBERED ONE OF ITS DARKEST HOURS >> OUR CITY ENDURED A MOST GRIEVOUS LOSS >> IT WAS UNTHINKABLE, REALLY

FIVE YEARS AGO, A SELF-PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT TO BIBLE STUDY AT THE HISTORIC MANUEL AME CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA STAYED FOR NEARLY AN HOUR, PRAYED WITH THE GROUP THAT WELCOMED HIM THEN, HE OPENED FIRE KILLING THE SENIOR PASTOR AND EIGHT OF HIS PARISHIONERS FELICIA SANDERS WAS ONE OF FIVE SURVIVORS SHE FORGAVE THE GUNMAN >> I WEAR A SMILE AND THE REASON I WEAR THE SMILE BECAUSE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES OF ALL NINE, THEY ALL WORE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE >> FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE, THERE WERE CALLS FOR UNITY NOW, COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR ACTION ON GUN VIOLENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND WHAT THEY SEE AS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

>> PEOPLE WANT TO THINK THAT — >> REVEREND SHARON LOST HER MOTHER AND TWO COUSINS IN CHARLESTON >> IT'S TIME FOR THIS COUNTRY TO JUST REALLY GET A GRIP ON THIS, AND UNDERSTAND, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY, TOO >> ON THIS SOMBER ANNIVERSARY, A FOCUS, NOT ON THE LOSS BUT, THE LEGACY OF THE CHARLESTON NINE GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS >> AND AMID THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD, AS PROTESTS OVER RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUE, MULTIPLE WELL KNOWN AMERICAN BRANDS ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR RACIST ORIGINS

PEPSICO WILL CHANGE THE IMAGE OF AUNT JEMIMA, DUE TO THE STEREOTYPE IT'S BASED ON UNCLE BEN'S RICE, WHICH HAS BEEN SIMILARLY CRITICIZED AS RACIST ANNOUNCED IT WILL EVOLVE THE BRAND AND CONAGRA, THE MAKER OF MRS BUTTER WORTH'S SYRUP SAID THE COMPANY WILL CONDUCT A COMPLETE BRAND REVIEW >> COMPANIES THAT WILL HONOR JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR IS GROWING IT'S A BLEND OF THE WORDS JUNE AND 19th, AND IT HONORS THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES

MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, UBER, AND MORE ALL SAY THEY WILL OBSERVE JUNETEENTH THIS FRIDAY, WHILE SOME COMPANIES OFFERING PAID TIME OFF OTHERS LIKE GM AND AMAZON WILL COMMEMORATE THE DAY WITH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE I FEEL LIKE THIS MONTH FEELS MORE LIKE BLACK HISTORY MONTH THAN ANY FEBRUARY IN MY LIFETIME >> THIS JUNETEENTH IS GOING TO BE MORE PROFOUND THAN ANY OTHER TIME WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON HOPEFULLY, EVERYBODY WILL TAKE A LITTLE PAUSE >> RIGHTFULLY SO TRUE>>> THE FORMER ATLANTA POLI OFFICER WHO FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT HAS UNTIL 6:00 P

M TONIGHT TO SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES AS HE FACES 11 TOTAL COUNTS INCLUDING FELONY MURDER >> A FIRESTORM OVER THE SOON TO BE RELEASED TELL-ALL BOOK BY FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON THAT HAS THE PRESIDENT TWEETING AFTER MIDNIGHT, CALLING BOLTON A, QUOTE, WHACK OWE, A DISGRUNTLED BORING FOOL AND WORST >> CORONAVIRUS CASES ON THE RISE IN TULSA AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S BIG CAMPAIGN RALLY ON SATURDAY HOW BIG IS THE RISK FOR THOSE ATTENDING? A JAMPACKED THURSDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA AFTER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WAS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP

LAST NIGHT THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED HIGHER THAN USUAL CALL-OUTS MEANWHILE, RAYSHARD'S FAMILY SAYS THEY WANT TO SEE A CONVICTION BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS BEEN COVERING THE STORY FOR US BL BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THE OFFICER ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY HAS UNTIL 6:00 PM TONIGHT TO TURN HIMSELF IN AS RAYSHARD BROOKS LAY DYING IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, PROSECUTORS SAY THE ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM THE OTHER OFFICER STOOD ON HIS SHOULDERS

NEITHER RENDERING AID FOR TWO MINUTES ANNOUNCING BOTH OFFICERS WILL FACE CHARGES >> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS THAT MR BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> Reporter: FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER FACING 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER HOWARD SAYS AFTER FIRING THE SHOTS, THE OFFICER SAID THIS >> THE COMMENT MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, QUOTE I GOT HIM" >> THE SECOND OFFICER CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT LAST FRIDAY AT A WENDY'S DRIVE-THRU WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED, THEY FOUND HIM ASLEEP IN HIS CAR

>> COME OUT WITH THE MOUTH PIECE UNTIL YOU STOP >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER BROOKS FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST — >> I THINK YOU HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK TO BE DRIVING >> Reporter: THEY ARRESTED HIM BROOKS STRUGGLED INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THE TASERS AND RAN TURNING AROUND AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS BEFORE HE SHOT TWICE IN THE BACK IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BEFORE THE DA

'S PRESS CONFERENCE, LAWYERS FOR ROLFE CALLED HIS ACTIONS JUSTIFIED SAYING, FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CIVILIANS AROUND HIM, OFFICER ROLFE DROPPED HIS TASER AND FIRED HIS SERVICE WEAPON AT THE ONLY PORTION OF MR BROOKS THAT PRESENTED TO HIM MR BROOKS' BACK THE LAWYERS SAY ROLFE IMMEDIATELY CALLED FOR HELP WHEN BROOKS FELL TO THE GROUND AND GAVE HIM FIRST AID ADDING WHEN BROOKS STOPPED, HE GAVE CPR UNTIL THEY ARRIVED ANOTHER DEVASTATING BLOW >> I WAS VERY HURT I DIDN'T IMAGINE BEING THERE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURTS IT HURT REALLY BAD >> Reporter: AND, PHILLIP, WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER DEVIN BROTHERS NAN WHO SAID BROSNAN RENDERED AID TO RAYSHARD BROOKS

BUT CONTRARY TO WHAT THE PROSECUTOR SAID HE HAS NOT AGREED TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION BROSNAN'S LAWYER WENT ON TO SLAM THE DA FOR WHAT HE CALLED A RUSH TO MISS JUDGMENT PHILLIP? >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >> TURNING TO CAPITOL HILL WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN DEBATING POLICE REFORMS, A BILL IT WOULD OVERHAUL LAW ENFORCEMENT WE'RE JOINED BY NBC CAPITOL HILL TRACIE POTTS THERE WERE HEATED MOMENTS AT THIS HEARING >> Reporter: IT WAS A VERY HEATED HEARING, AND THIS WAS OVER DEMOCRATS' PLAN ON POLICE REFORM THE EXCHANGE THAT WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU CENTERED AROUND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA AND HOW THE PEOPLE MAKING DECISIONS HERE IN WASHINGTON UNDERSTAND THAT OR NOT

>> AS A BLACK MALE WHO WENT TO A FIFTH BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY, WHO WAS A VICTIM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, WHO HAS A BLACK SON, WHO HAS WORRIES THAT YOU ALL DON'T — PEOPLE ARE DYING AS WE TALK SO I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MOVING AT A SNAIL'S PACE I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WATERED DOWN BILL THAT MANDATES NOTHING >> ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT YOU'RE CERTAIN NONE OF US HAVE NON-WHITE CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU REFLECT ON YOUR BLACKSON AND YOU SAID NONE OF US COULD UNDERSTAND — >> STOP I'M NOT ABOUT TO GET SIDETRACKED ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR CHILDREN

IT IS ABOUT BLACK MALES, BLACK PEOPLE IN THE STREETS THAT ARE GETTING KILLED AND ONE OF THEM HAPPENS TO BE YOUR KID, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT HIM, TOO AND CLEARLY I'M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM THAN YOU ARE >> YOU'RE CLAIMING YOU'RE MORE CONCERNED FOR MY FAMILY THAN I DO WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? >> GENTLEMEN, WAS THAT A NERVE >> YES >> Reporter: THAT GOT PRETTY TENSE THEY WERE DEBATING THE DEMOCRATS' PLAN THAT INCLUDES A BAN, A NATIONWIDE BAN ON CHOKE HOLDS REPUBLICANS ARE OUT WITH THEIR VERSION IN THE SENATE IT'S DIFFERENT IT INCLUDES COLLECTING MORE DATA AND MORE TRANSPARENCY, BUT ON CHOKE HOLDS, IT WOULD WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS IF POLICE DEPARTMENTS DECIDE TO MAKE THAT CHANGE BACK TO YOU >> REFLECTION OF ALL THE DEBATES GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ESCALATING ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON ABOUT HIS UPCOMING BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY, ASKING A JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THAT THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION ON TWITTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED THE BOOK, SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIES AND STORIES AND CALLING BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED BORING FOOL WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE ATTEMPT FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE HERE WITH A FEW EXCERPTS IS PETER ALEXANDER >> Reporter: A BLISTERING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON BOLTON WRITES, THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IS NOT GROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY, GRAND STRATEGY OR POLICY IT IS GROUNDED IN TRUMP

ADDING, I'M HARD-PRESSED TO IDENTIFY ANY SIGNIFICANT TRUMP DECISION DURING MY WHITE HOUSE TENURE THAT WASN'T DRIVEN BY REELECTION CALCULATIONS IN A COPY OF HIS BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON WRITES, DURING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA, HE WAS PLEADING WITH PRESIDENT XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN, OFFERING TO REDUCE TARIFFS IN EXCHANGE FOR SOME INCREASES IN CHINESE FARM PRODUCTS PURCHASES TO HELP WIN THE CRUCIAL FARM STATE VOTE BOLTON WRITES, THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO HALT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS TO, IN EFFECT, GIVE PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED, CITING CASES INVOLVING CHINA AND TURKEY WRITING, THE PATTERN LOOKED LIKE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAYS HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, BUT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES AND THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED BOLTON, WHO LEFT LAST YEAR, HE SAYS HE RESIGNED, THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE FIRED HIM, ALSO MAKES MORE PERSONAL ALLEGATIONS SAYING THE PRESIDENT ASKED IF FINLAND WAS A PART OF RUSSIA, AND THAT DURING A MEETING SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE, INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, HE IS SO FULL OF EXPLETIVE

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT RESPONDED TO BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS, BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILED SUIT TO DELAY PUBLICATION, ARGUING BOLTON NEVER COMPLETED A MANDATORY REVIEW TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS AND SAYS THE MANUSCRIPT IS RIFE WITH CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> ANY CONVERSATION WITH ME IS — IT BECOMES EVEN WORSE IF HE LIES ABOUT THE CONVERSATION >> Reporter: BOLTON'S LAWYER HAS DENIED THE BOOK CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION DRAGGED OUT ITS REVIEW PROCESS TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT FROM BEING EMBARRASSED SO FAR NEITHER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOR SECRETARY OF STATE HAS RESPONDED TO BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, THANKS, PETER >> IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE STILL ON THE RISE, AND DESPITE THE RISK, A LINE IS CONTINUING TO GROW IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY THAT'S ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING A SPIKE IN CASES NBC'S CHRIS POLLONE HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT SEEMS LIKE THIS THAT MAKES HEALTH EXPERTS SHUDDER

IGNORING FEDERAL GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WHERE CASES ARE ON THE RISE CASES IN FLORIDA WHERE FRIENDS GOT CORONAVIRUS AFTER A NIGHT ON THE TOWN >> I WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, COME ON, IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS, AND I GOT IT >> Reporter: LEADERS POINT TO AN INCREASE IN TESTING FOR A SPIKE IN CASES IN MANY STATES THE POSITIVE TEST IS ALSO RISING IT CAN'T BE JUST BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TESTS WE'VE DONE >> IF ANYTHING, YOU EXPECT THE NUMBER OF POSITIVITY TO GO DOWN IF THAT WAS THE CASE >> IT'S INDUCED BY US OPENING UP EARLY AND MOVING ON FROM THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE PROBLEM IS MOVED ON FROM US >> Reporter: 23 STATES HAVE SEEN A RISE IN CASES OVER THE LAST WEEK MORE THAN A DOZEN A SURGE OF 25% OR MORE MAYORS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE ASKING GOVERNORS FOR PERMISSION TO IMPOSE MANDATORY MASK-WEARING RULES THE GOVERNORS ARE SAYING NO >> AT THE END OF THE DAY WE SHOULD BE TRUSTING PEOPLE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

>> Reporter: IN TULSA OKLAHOMA, THEY ARE BRACING FOR THE FIRST INDOOR MASS GATHERING SINCE THE PANDEMIC HIT A CAMPAIGN RALLY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH PROMISES TO PACK 19,000 PEOPLE IN A DOWNTOWN ARENA SOME HAVE CALLED IT A POTENTIAL SUPER SPREADER EVENT >> SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OVER COVID, BUT COVID IS NOT OVER COVID IS HERE IT'S TRANSMITTING VERY EFFICIENTLY IN OUR COMMUNITY >> Reporter: URGING PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OR OLDER OR WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO STAY HOME CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS >> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRES CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES IT'S TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS AS THE STATE GRAPPLES WITH THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS THE BUSHFIRE JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX HAS GROWN TO OVER 104,000 ACRES, UP FROM 64,000 ON TUESDAY

ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE, IT'S ONLY 5% CONTAINED, AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE 7th LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> ALL RIGHT METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB IS FOLLOWING THE CONDITIONS THERE, SEE IF IT'S GOING TO HELP AT ALL JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING TO YOU GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THIS CONTINUES TO BE A FLUID SITUATION THAT CONTINUES TO GROW IT'S ALL DUE TO THE WIND FLOW

THEY ARE PICKING UP OUT OF THE NORTHWEST ABOUT 30 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR, AND THAT'S ALLOWING THAT FIRE TO GROW IN THAT AREA WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THAT THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND HOPEFULLY GET A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF BY TOMORROW TALK ABOUT MORE OF THAT COMING UP BUT I ALSO AM WATCHING THE SYSTEM FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SEVERE WEATHER THREATS THIS AFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> NEW ORLEANS TO TAMPA, YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH THE RAIN THIS AFTERNOON RIGHT NOW YOU'RE SITTING UNDER CLEAR CONDITIONS, BUT ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM HEADED YOUR WAY FROM CHEYENNE TO CASPER, WYOMING, THAT'S THE PLACE TO BE TODAY MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MID 70s

>>> BUT I'M READY TO TALK ABOUT THE POSITIVE I'LL HAVE BETTER NEWS ABOUT THE SOUT >>> THIS MORNING FACEBOOK CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG IS FACING RENEWED PRESSURE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF FALSE INFORMATION AND HATE SPEECH FROM SOME VERY POWERFUL ORGANIZATIONS NBC'S JO LING KENT HAS MORE ON THE NEW CAMPAIGN TO FORCE CHANGE >> Reporter: FACEBOOK CE

O MARK ZUCKERBERG FACING NEW DEMANDS TO HALT THE SPREAD OF FALSE INFORMATION AND HATE ON HIS PLATFORMS A COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS AND NONPROFITS ORGANIZED BY THE ANTIDEFAMATION LEAGUE AND COMMON SENSE MEDIA ARE CALLING ON MAJOR BRANDS AND CORPORATIONS WHICH THEY HAVE NOT YET IDENTIFIED TO STOP BUYING ADS ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IT'S CALLED STOP HATE FOR PROFIT >> WE HAVE BEEN CALLING ON FACEBOOK FOR YEARS TO CHANGE SOME OF THEIR PRACTICES WHEN IT COMES TO SPREADING HATE AND AMPLIFYING HATE AND RACIST MESSAGES ON THEIR PLATFORM QUITE FRANKLY, WE'VE EITHER MET WITH SILENCE OR UNFULFILLED PROMISES >> Reporter: THE CAMPAIGN COMES AS FACEBOOK GRAPPLES WITH THE FIRESTORM OF CRITICISM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COMPANY FOR ALLOWING FALSE INFORMATION AND RACIST HATE SPEECH TO SPREAD DURING PROTESTS NATIONWIDE FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH FACEBOOK, WHICH HAS 26 BILLION USERS, BROUGHT IN NEARLY $70 BILLION IN ADVERTISING REVENUE LAST YEAR

THE CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ARE COUNTING ON MAJOR BRANDS TO JOIN THE TEMPORARY BOYCOTT TO FORCE SWEEPING CHANGES, INCLUDING THAT FACEBOOK STOP GENERATING AD REVENUE FROM MISINFORMATION AND HARMFUL CONTENT AUTOMATICALLY REMOVE ALL ADS LABELLED AS MISINFORMATION OR HATEFUL, AND AUTOMATICALLY FLAG ANY EXTREMIST CONTENT IN PRIVATE GROUPS FOR HUMAN MODERATORS FOR REVIEW EXAMPLES PROVIDED BY THE ADL SHOW A POST SPREADING MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, PLACED NEXT TO A HERSHEY'S AD FOLLOWED BY A WHITE SUPREMACIST PUBLICATION IN PART, OUR FOCUS IS TO ACT ON SPEECH AND CONTENT THAT HARMS COMMUNITIES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR ALONE, WE HAVE REMOVED NEARLY 10 MILLION PIECES OF HATE SPEECH WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS, BUT THERE IS STILL MUCH MORE TO DO >>> WHY DO A PAUSE OF ADVERTISING, WHY NOT WALK AWAY FROM FACEBOOK ADVERTISING? >> IF THEY DO NOT MAKE THE CHANGES WE ARE CALLING FOR IN THEIR BASIC CORE PRACTICES ON THEIR PLATFORM, THEN WE WILL TAKE THE 30-DAY PAUSE AND TURN IT INTO A LONG-TERM BOYCOTT >> Reporter: GOING >>> TONIGHT DON'T MISS A DISCUSSION ON BEING BLACK AND QUEER IN AMERICA WATCH PRIDE AND PROTEST AT 8:00 EASTERN ON NBC NEWS NOW, AND PEACOCK

>> DEMAND AROUND THE WORLD FOR CHANGE IN POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM CONTINUE THEY WILL RENAME THE AUNT JEMIMA BAN UNCLE BEN'S RICE AND MRS BUTTER WORTH'S ARE RESPONDING TO CRITICISM FOR RACIAL STEREOTYPES E-BAY SAYS IT WILL REMOVE OPT JEMIMA AND MEMORANDUM RBILIA FRS SITE >> AUNT JEMIMA BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES THEY'RE GOOD >> Reporter: PANCAKES AND SYRUP, THAT'S WHAT AUNT JEMIMA SOLD FOR 31 YEARS QUAKER SAYS IT IS SCRAPPING THE BRAND IN A STATEMENT, SAYING, WE RECOGNIZE AUNT JEMIMA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE THE NAME AND SMILE TAKEN FROM A MINSTREL SHOW IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH

A CHARACTER BASED ON A MAMMY, THE STEREOTYPE OF AN ALWAYS-SMILING KITCHEN SLAVE >> AUNT JEMIMA IS THAT KIND OF STEREOTYPE THAT IS PREMISED ON THIS IDEA OF BLACK INFERIORITY >> Reporter: WITH DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY, PRESSURE WAS MOUNTING ON QUAKER THEN THIS TIKTOK FROM SINGER KIRBY WENT VIRAL SHE CALLED IT, HOW TO MAKE A NONRACIST BREAKFAST >> AFTER THAT, BLACK LIVES MATTER, PEOPLE EVEN OVER BREAKFAST >> Reporter: THE COMPANY, WHICH IS OWNED BY PEPSI CO SAYS THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS PART OF AN EFFORT TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD RACIAL EQUALITY

NOW MARS, THE MAKERS OF UNCLE BEN'S RICE, SAYS, WE RECOGNIZE THAT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND, WHICH WE WILL DO WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW CONAGRA WILL BE REVIEWING MRS BUTTER WORTH'S WHILE IT IS TO EVOKE A LOVING GRANDMOTHER >> IT IS URGENT TO EXPUNGE PUBLIC SPACES OF A LOT OF THESE SYMBOLS THAT FOR SOME PEOPLE ARE TRIGGERING AND REPRESENT TERROR AND ABUSE >> Reporter: THE PANCAKE AND SYRUP MAKER ACKNOWLEDGIN >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE LET'S LOOK AT THE NEWS IN WEATHER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, YOU ARE COOLING OFF THIS AFTERNOON UPPER TO MID 70s, LESS HUMIDITY AND ALSO >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, WE ARE LEARNING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE HELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLED BASKETBALL LEGEND KOBE BRYANT, HIS 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GIANNA AND SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PILOT LIKELY BECAME DISORIENTED BY FOG DURING THAT JANUARY 26 FLIGHT

A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT BY THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS THE PILOT TOLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL THAT HE WAS CLIMBING, BUT THE HELICOPTER WAS ACTUALLY DESCENDING THE NTSB SAYS WHEN PILOTS CAN'T SEE THE SKY OR LANDSCAPE, IT CAN CAUSE SPACIAL DISORIENTATION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOWED SUPPORT FOR FORMER SAN FRANCISCO 49ers QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK FOX'S SEAN HANNITY, MR TRUMP SAID HE SHOULD GET ANOTHER SHOT PLAYING IN THE NFL IF HE IS GOOD ENOUGH HE WENT ON TO SAY HE DID DISAGREE WITH KNEELING WHEN THE ANTHEM PLAYS HE SHOULD BE STANDING COLIN KAEPERNICK HASN'T PLAYED IN THE NFL SINCE 2016 HE WAS THE FIRST PLAYER TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO PROTEST POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE RACIAL INJUSTICE >> FIVE YEARS AFTER THE CHARLESTON CHURCH MASSACRE, CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO REMOVE A STATUE OF SLAVERY ADVOCATE JOHN C

CALHOUN FROM A DOWNTOWN SQUARE THIS DESPITE A LAW PROTECTING MONUMENTS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE, THE MAYOR SAID HE WILL SEND A RESOLUTION TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO REMOVE THE STATUE THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON IT NEXT WEEK IT WILL BE RELOCATE TODAY A LOCAL MUSEUM OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION >> ANOTHER STATUE HAS BEEN VANDALIZED TENNIS TENNIS LEGEND ARTHUR ASHE

BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS WRITTEN OVER IT IT IS THE ONLY TRIBUTE TO A BLACK MAN ON THE AVENUE OTHERS WERE TOPPLED DURING ANTIRACISM PROTESTS THE STREET IS LINED WITH STATUES WHICH NORLGT THAM WILL HAVE REMD >> JUNETEENTH COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES ACCORDING TO NBC, CE

O JEFF BEZOS SENT A MEMO TO EMPLOYEES URGING THEM TO CANCEL ALL MEETINGS WHILE THE COMPANY IS NOT MAKING JUNETEENTH A PAID HOLIDAY FOR EMPLOYEES, BEZOS SAID THEY WILL OFFER A RANGE OF ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY THE 56-YEAR-OLD ENDED MEMO SAID TAKE TIME TO REFLECT, SUPPORT EACH OTHER SLAVERY ENDED A LONG TIME AGO, BUT RACISM DIDN'T >> AFTER BEING CLOSED ALMOST FOUR MONTHS, HONG KONG DISNEYLAND IS GEARING UP FOR A GRAND REOPENING IN ADDITION TO DEEP CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE PARK, CORONAVIRUS MEASURES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR GUESTS INCLUDING TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN LINES AND ALSO THEATERS

PARK GOERS WILL BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THEIR FAVORITE CHARACTERS, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE TO DO IT FROM A DISTANCE ACROSS THE BOARD WHAT WE ARE >>> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT, AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, THAT MR BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> FIRED ATLANTA OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE FACING 11 COUNTS, INCHI INCLUDING FELONY MURDER IN THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >>> SOON TO BE RELEASED TELL-ALL BOOK BY JOHN BOLTON, HAS THE PRESIDENT TWEETING AFTER MIDNIGHT, CALLING BOLTON A, QUOTE, WHACKO AND WORSE >> NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA SPEAKING OUT A YEAR AFTER HIS OWN BLACK FACE SCANDAL HOW I SURVIVED POLITICALLY, AND WHAT HE IS DOING TO CONFRONT HIS STATE'S CONFEDERATE PAST >> AND A MAJOR OVERHAUL TAKING PLACE AMONG SUPERPRODUCTS

AUNT JEMIMA IS GOING AWAY BUT SO, TOO, ARE MANY OTHER WELL-KNOWN BRANDS IT'S THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AND TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA, AFTER SHOCKING NEW DETAILS REVEAL THE OFFICER ACCUSED OF KILLING RAYSHARD BROOKS, KICKED HIM AFTER HE WAS ON THE GROUND THAT'S ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD GARRETT ROLFE FACES 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP AND ARE PROTESTING THE CHARGES THIS, AS THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCES HIGHER THAN USUAL CALLOUT OUR WENDY WOOLFOLK HAS MORE >> CRIMINAL CHARGES BRING DISTURBING DETAILS OF THE NIGHT RAYSHARD BROOKS DIED >> BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT, JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT

IT HURT REALLY BAD >> WHILE LAYING IN THE WENDY'S PARKING LOT WITH TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE BACK, PROSECUTORS SAY THE FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM GARRETT ROLFE FACES 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH CITING THIS PICTURE OF BROSNAN, STANDING ON BROOKS, AS HE LAY ON THE GROUND >> WE'VE CONCLUDED, AT THE TIME MR BROOKS WAS SHOT, THAT HE DID NOT POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT

>> IN FACT, SAY PROSECUTORS, THE FIRST 41 MINUTES OF THE ENCOUNTER, FROM THE TIME OFFICERS KNOCKED ON HIS WINDOW AND HE ULTIMATELY FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST WERE PEACEFUL >> I THINK YOU'VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK TO BE DRIVING >> WHEN OFFICERS MOVED TO ARREST BROOKS, HE BEGAN TO STRUGGLE INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RAN IN THIS VIDEO, BROOKS, SEEN TURNING AROUND AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS, BEFORE HE'S SHOT, TWICE >> JUSTICE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE EASY, IN THIS CASE IT NEVER IS

HOW DO YOU FIND JUSTICE FOR THREE LITTLE GIRLS, WHO WILL NEVER SEE THEIR FATHER AGAIN >> THE FIRST STEP, IN A COUNTRY WHERE MANY ARE LOOKING FOR JUSTICE AND CHANGE WENDY WOOLFOLK, NBC NEWS >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATES ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON, OVER HIS BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY ASKING A JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THAT THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION ON TWITTER, THE PRESIDENT SLAMMED THE BOOK SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIES AND STORIES AND CALLING BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE WHITE HOUSE LEGAL MANEUVER FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE FOR MORE, HERE'S PETER ALEXANDER >> Reporter: A BLISTERING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON BOLTEN RIGHTS, THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IS NOT GROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY, STRATEGY, OR POLICY IT IS GROUNDED IN TRUMP

ADDING, I'M HARD PRESSED TO IDENTIFY ANY SIGNIFICANT TRUMP DECISION DURING MY WHITE HOUSE TENURE THAT WASN'T DRIVEN BY RE-ELECTION CALCULATIONS IN A COPY OF HIS BOOK ON OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON WRITES DURING TRUMP'S TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA, HE WAS PLEADING WITH PRESIDENT XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN TO HELP WIN THE CRUCIAL FARM STATE VOTE BOLTON WRITES, THE PRESIDENT, AT POINTS, WAS WILLING TO HALT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS TO, IN EFFECT, GIVE PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED CITING CASES INVOLVING CHINA AND TURKEY WRITING THE PATTERN LOOKED LIKE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAYS HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, BUT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES, AND THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED BOLTON, WHO LEFT LAST YEAR, HE SAYS HE RESIGNED THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE FIRED HIM ALSO, MAKES MORE PERSONAL ALLEGATIONS

SAYING THE PRESIDENT ASKED IF FINLAND WAS A PART OF RUSSIA AND THAT, DURING A MEETING, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, HE IS SO FULL OF EXPLETIVE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILED SUIT TO DELAY PUBLICATION, ARGUING BOLTON NEVER COMPLETED A MANDATORY REVIEW, TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS AND SAYS THE MANUSCRIPT IS RIFE WITH CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> ANY CONVERSATION WITH ME IS CLASSIFIED THEN, IT BECOMES EVEN WORSE IF HE LIES ABOUT THE CONVERSATION

>> BOLTON'S LAWYER HAS DENIED THE BOOK CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, AND SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION DRAGGED OUT ITS REVIEW PROCESS, TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT FROM BEING EMBARRASSED SO FAR, NEITHER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, NOR SECRETARY OF STATE, HAS RESPONDED TO BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU

>>> IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE ON THE RISE DESPITE THE RISKS, THE LINE IS CONTINUING TO GROW IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY THAT'S ONE OF MANY STATES SEEING A SPIKE IN CASES NBC'S CHRIS POLLONE HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: IT'S SCENES LIKE THIS, THAT MAKE HEALTH EXPERTS SHUDDER PEOPLE IGNORING FEDERAL GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN STATES WHERE CASES ARE ON THE RISE PLACES LIKE FLORIDA, WHERE A GROUP OF FRIENDS GOT CORONAVIRUS AFTER A NIGHT ON THE TOWN SOME ELECTED LEADERS LIKE FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR POINT TO INCREASE IN TESTING FOR THE SPIKE IN CASES BUT IN MANY STATES, THE PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS IS ALSO RISING >> WHICH MEANS IT CAN'T BE JUST BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TESTS WE'VE DONE IF ANYTHING, YOU WOULD EXPECT THE POSITIVITY TO GO DOWN

>> IT'S MOVING ON FROM THE PROBLEM, BEFORE THE PROBLEM HAS MOVED ON FROM US >> 23 STATES HAVE SEEN A RISE IN CASES OVER THE LAST WEEK MORE THAN A DOZEN, A SURGE OF 25% OR MORE MAYORS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE ASKING GOVERNORS FOR PERMISSION TO IMPOSE MANDATORY MASK-WEARING RULES THE GOVERNORS ARE SAYING NO >> AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE SHOULD BE TRUSTING PEOPLE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS

>> IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WHICH JUST SET A NEW DAILY RECORD FOR INFECTIONS A CAMPAIGN RALLY, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHICH PROMISES TO PACK 19,000 PEOPLE IN A DOWNTOWN ARENA SOME HAVE CALLED IT A POTENTIAL SUPERSPREADER EVENT >> SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OVER COVID, BUT COVID IS NOT OVER COVID IS HERE IT'S TRANSMITTING, VERY EFFICIENTLY, IN OUR COMMUNITY >> THEY'RE URGING PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OLD OR WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS TO STAY HOME

CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS >> WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT THE HELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLED BASKETBALL LEGEND KOBE BRYANT, HIS 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GIANNA, AND SEVEN OTHER PEOPLE INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PILOT, LIKELY BECAME DISORIENTED BY FOG DURING THAT JANUARY 26th FLIGHT A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT BY THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS THE PILOT TOLD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL THAT HE WAS CLIMBING, BUT THE HELICOPTER WAS ACTUALLY DESCENDING THE NTSB SAYS WHEN PILOTS CAN'T SEE THE SKY OR LANDSCAPE, IT CAN CAUSE SPATIAL DISORIENTATION >> THAT '70s SHOW DANNY MASTERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH RAPING THREE WOMEN IN THE EARLY 2000s THE ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE TOOK PLACE IN THE ACTOR'S HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME HE WAS ARRESTED, BUT LATER RELEASED ON A $3

3 MILLION BAIL MASTERSON'S ATTORNEY SAID HIS CLIENT IS INNOCENT, AND THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ARE IN COMPLETE SHOCK THAT THE NEARLY 20-YEAR-OLD ALLEGATIONS HAVE RESULTED IN CHARGES HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED IN SEPTEMBER IF FOUND GUILTY, HE COULD FACE UP TO 45 YEARS IN PRISON >>> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRES CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS, AS THE STATE GRAPPLES WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS THE BUSH FIRE, JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX, HAS GROWN TO OVER 104,000 ACRES THAT'S UP FROM 64,000, ON TUESDAY

ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE, IT'S ONLY 5% CONTAINED THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE SEVENTH LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> LET'S SEE HOW THE WEATHER IS IMPACTING ARIZONA AND CHECK IN WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HI, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HI, GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP THIS IS THE LARGEST FIRE IN THE US, RIGHT NOW AND IT REALLY CONTINUES TO BURN

DUE TO THE RECIPE, WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, RELATIVE HUMIDITY STATS DOWN AND THEN, YOU HAVE THE FIREFIGHTERS — FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE DEALING WITH THE WIND GUSTS THAT ARE PICKING UP TO ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR RIGHT NOW, THE ELEVATED RISK CONTINUES ACROSS SOUTHERN ARIZONA THAT'S NOT — THAT'S NOT JUST ONE AREA THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ALSO, ACTIVE FIRES ACROSS FLORIDA, NOW 108 ACROSS THAT AREA THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE FOR HOUSTON, TODAY BUT A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON ALSO, WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FROM KANSAS CITY TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA

BUT WE DO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF ON THE WAY WE'LL DISCUSS THAT, COMING UP >> SOME GOOD NEWS LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT, JANESSA THANK YOU

>> AFTER EIGHT SHORT YEARS OF FAME, GREAT BRITAIN'S INFAMOUS BOB THE CAT HAS PASSED AWAY WHEN JAMES BOWEN FOUND BOB, HE WAS AN INJURED, STRAY KITTEN AND BOWEN WAS A RECOVERING ADDICT A FEW YEARS LATER, THEY LAUNCHED THEIR FIRST BOOK TITLED "A STREET CAT NAMED BOB" INSP >>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR SPEAKING OUT MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER A RACIST PHOTO SCANDAL, AND TELLING NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT, HOW IT OPENED HIS EYES TO RACIAL INEQUALITY >> VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM SAYS THE COUNTRY'S CURRENT RACIAL AWAKENING IS LONG OVERDUE

>> A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME HAVE LEARNED A LOT AND PEOPLE ARE NOW STANDING UP, AND SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH >> PERSPECTIVE FROM A SOUTHERN GOVERNOR, WHO, LAST YEAR, FACED A NATIONAL UPROAR, AFTER A CONSERVATIVE BLOG FOUND AND PUBLISHED THIS RACIST PHOTO FROM HIS 1984 MEDICAL SCHOOL YEARBOOK PAGE NORTHAM INITIALLY APOLOGIZED, AND SAID HE WAS IN THE PHOTO WE WERE THERE THE NEXT DAY, WHEN HE REVERSED HIMSELF >> I AM NOT EITHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT PHOTO >> YOU'RE SAYING THAT YOU HAD NO IDEA THIS RACIST PHOTO EXISTED, BEFORE IT SURFACED LESS THAN 24 HOURS AGO >> THAT'S CORRECT

>> THE FIRESTORM NEARLY FORCED HIM FROM OFFICE >> YOU STILL YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THE MEN IN THAT PHOTO >> YES, WE'VE HAD TWO INVESTIGATIONS AND THOSE INVESTIGATIONS SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF ME BEING IN THE PICTURE BUT I WILL TELL YOU, GEOFF, THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME ANYMORE THIS IS REALLY ABOUT VIRGINIA, IT'S ABOUT THIS COUNTRY IT'S ABOUT BLACK OPPRESSION

IT'S ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM >> NORTHAM, AT THE TIME, RESISTED WIDESPREAD CALLS TO RESIGN AND, INSTEAD, PLEDGED TO FOCUS THE REMAINDER OF HIS TERM ON ADDRESSING RACIAL INEQUITIES >> AS I HAVE MET WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE, AND LISTENED TO THEIR VIEWS ON DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES, THAT STILL EXIST TODAY, I'VE HAD TO CONFRONT SOME PAINFUL TRUTHS >> WHAT WERE THOSE TRUTHS? >> WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE, AND WHAT I HAVE LEARNED, IS — IS REALLY THAT — THAT BLACK OPPRESSION EXISTS HERE, IS ALIVE AND WELL IN 2020 >> WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK WHITE PEOPLE HAVE TO PLAY IN PURSUING RACIAL JUSTICE >> I THINK WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN AND I THINK THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED OR ARE RECOGNIZING THE PAIN THAT EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE PROTESTS AND I THINK THEY ALSO REALIZE THE BURDEN OF EDUCATING, OF MAKING PEOPLE AWARE IN THIS COUNTRY AWARE OF THAT 400-YEAR HISTORY

THAT NEEDS TO SHIFT FROM PEOPLE OF COLOR TO PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME >> TROLLING OUT NEW POLICIES, ORDERING THE REMOVAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND LANGUAGE STILL ON THE BOOKS, AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO VOTING ON TUESDAY, NORTHAM ANNOUNCED A NEW PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID STATE HOLIDAY THAT FOLLOWED HIS CALL TO REMOVE THE CAPITAL'S COLOSSAL STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE >> THESE ARE SIYMBOLS OF DIVISIVENESS IN 2020, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT >> A RACIAL RECKONING IN THE FORMER CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY

GEOFF BENNETT, NBC NEWS, >>> THIS TIME, LAST YEAR, NOT MANY COMPANIES OR STATES RECOGNIZED JUNETEENTH, THE COMMEMORATION OF THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT THAT IS RAPIDLY CHANGING, THANKS TO RECENT PROTESTS OVER RACIAL INJUSTICES IN AMERICA ON TUESDAY, PHILADELPHIA MADE JUNETEENTH AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY, AND NOW NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO IS FOLLOWING SUIT HE IS SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD MAKE JUNETEENTH A HOLIDAY FOR EMPLOYEES HE WOULD ALSO IMPOSE LEGISLATION TO MAKE IT A STATE HOLIDAY FOR NEXT YEAR >>> CEO JEFF BEZOS SENT A MEMO TO EMPLOYEES, URGING THEM TO CANCEL ALL MEETINGS ON FRIDAY

THE COMPANY WILL ALSO OFFER A RANGE OF ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEES THROUGHOUT THE DAY OTHER COMPANIES THAT WILL BE OBSERVING JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR YOU SEE THAT LIST, THERE BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, UBER, AND MORE >> DEMAND FOR CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD AS PROTESTS FOR POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUE PEPSI CO WILL RENAME THE AUNT JEMIMA BRAND MRS BUTTER-WORTH ALSO ANNOUNCED PLANS TO RE-BRAND, ALL FOR RECEIVING CRITICISM FOR USING RACIAL STEREOTYPES NOW, EBAY IS FOLLOWING SUIT SAYING IT WILL REMOVE RACIST MEMORABILIA FROM ITS SITE NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE > >>

>> Reporter: PANCAKES AND SYRUP THAT'S WHAT AUNT JEMIMA SOLD FOR OVER 130 YEARS QUAKER ANNOUNCING IT IS SCRAPPING THE BRAND IN A STATEMENT, SAYING, WE RECOGNIZE AUNT JEMIMA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE THE NAME AND SMILE, TAKEN FROM A MENSTRUAL SHOW IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH A CHARACTER, BASED ON A MAMMY THE STEREOTYPE OF AN ALWAYS-SMILING KITCHEN SLAVE

>> AUNT JEMIMA IS THAT KIND OF STEREOTYPE THAT IS PREMISED ON THIS IDEA OF BLACK INFERIORITY >> WITH DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY, PRESSURE WAS MOUNTING ON QUAKER >> BABY, YOU HUNGRY >> THEN, THIS TIKTOK FROM SINGER KIRBY WENT VIRAL SHE CALLED IT HOW TO MAKE A NON-RACIST BREAKFAST >> NOT TODAY BLACK LIVES MATTER, PEOPLE EVEN OVER BREAKFAST

>> THE COMPANY WHICH IS OWNED BY PEPSICO, SAID THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN EFFORT TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD RACIAL EQUALITY NOW, MARS, THE MAKER OF UNCLE BEN'S RICE SAYS WE RECOGNIZE THAT NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND, WHICH WE WILL DO, WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW CONAGRA WILL BE REVIEWING MRS BUTTERWORTH'S WHILE ADDING THE INTENTION OF ITS BRAND IS TO EVOKE A LOVING GRANDMOTHER >> BUT IT IS URGENT TO EXPUNGE OUR PUBLIC SPACES THAT A LOT OF THESE SYMBOLS, FOR SOME PEOPLE, ARE TRIGGERING AND REPRESENT TERROR AND ABUSE >> THE PANCAKE AND SYRUP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AREAS OF THE SOUTH WEST, BETTER NEWS TEMPERATURES ARE SLIGHTLY COOLER WE'RE BELOW AVERAGE FROM ARIZONA TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND ALSO WINDS ARE GO >>> SOMETHING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE REOPENING OF MOVIE THEATERS AND JUST IN TIME, TOO

AS MAJOR BLOCKBUSTERS ARE SET TO BE RELEASED AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH >> NBC'S JOE FRYER GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE SAFETY MODIFICATIONS ONE TOP CHAIN IS INSTALLING THAT WILL DRAMATICALLY CHANGE HOW WE GO TO THE MOVIES >> MOVIE CHAINS ARE WRITING A NEW SCRIPT FOR THE MOVIE-GOING EXPERIENCE >> HOW EXCITED ARE YOU TO REOPEN >> I CAN'T TELL YOU WE'RE REALLY EXCITED

>> MARK IS CEO OF CINEMARK, ONE OF THE TOP CHAINS IN THE COMPANY AND THE FIRST NATIONAL BRAND TO RELAUNCH ON FRIDAY, OPENING A HANDFUL OF THEATERS IN DALLAS AND BY MID-JULY, MORE THAN 100 THEATERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALL WITH NEW HEALTH PROTOCOLS >> WE'VE REALLY GONE THE EXTRA MILE, TO MAKE THIS A HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR GUESTS >> EMPLOYEES WILL UNDERGO WELLNESS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND WEAR MASKS FLOOR STAMPS AND PLEXIGLASS BARRIERS WILL KEEP PEOPLE SOCIALLY DISTANCED IN HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS MORE FRESH AIR WILL BE CIRCULATED, WITH THEATERS DISINFECTED EVERY MORNING AND BETWEEN SHOWS TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THEIR THEATER, CINEMARK WILL STOP OFFERING FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE SEATING INSTEAD, ALL GUESTS WILL NEED TO RESERVE THEIR SEATS IN ADVANCE, AND THE SYSTEM WILL BLOCK OUT SEATS AROUND YOU SO ALL PARTIES ARE SPACED AT LEAST SIX FEET APART

>> BY THE END OF JUNE, ALL MOVIE THEATERS WILL BE OPEN IN AT LEAST 31 STATES NATIONAL CHAINS, LIKE AMC AND REGAL ANNOUNCED SIMILAR PRECAUTIONS AS THEY PLAN TO REOPEN BY MID-JULY JUST IN TIME FOR THE BIG STUDIO RELEASES OF THE SUMMER LIKE THE RUSSELL CROW FILLER, "UNHINGED" OPENING JULY 10th DISNEY'S LIVE-ACTION REMAKE OF MULAN ON JULY 24th AND CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S SCIFI BLOCKBUSTER BUT WITH 70% OF MOVIEGOERS SAYINGTHEY'D RATHER WATCH NEW RELEASES AT HOME, WILL AUDIENCES BE WILLING TO RETURN TO THEATERS >> IS THERE ANY WORRY AT ALL THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SAY, NOPE, I DON'T NEED THE THEATER ANYMORE I CAN GET IT ALL AT HOME >> YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK SO

I THINK PEOPLE WANT TO GO AND HAVE A SHARED CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE IN A BIG THEATER >> THANKS TO JOE FRYER FOR THAT REPORT OFFICIALS FOR CINEMARK AND REGAL SAY BEFORE THE BIG MOVIE RELEASES IN JULY, THEY'LL SHOW CLASSIC FILMS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE NOTHING LIKE SEEING IT ON THE BIG SCREEN BUT NOW >> 70%, THOUGH THAT MIGHT CHANGE THE BUSINESS MODEL FOREVER DON'T KNOW

>> THANKS FOR WATCHING "EARLY TODAY I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA TONIGHT AT 8:00 EASTERN, JOSHUA JOHNSON HOSTS A CONVERSATION ON BEING BLAC>>> THE EX-ATLANTA OF FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER GARRETT ROLFE AND A SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, BOTH HAVE UNTIL 6:00 P

M TONIGHT TO SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES >> LATE-NIGHT TWEETS AND MAJOR INSULTS FROM THE PRESIDENT ATTACKING FORMER TOP AIDE, JOHN BOLTON, AS BOMBSHELL REVELATIONS FROM HIS SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED NEW BOOK ARE BEING REVEALED >> OUR LESTER HOLT GOES ONE ON ONE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S TOP COP HOW HIS OFFICERS HANDLED PROTESTS, AND WHAT EMBARRASSED HIM OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS

A BUSY THURSDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA, AFTER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WAS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS A SPOKESPERSON, FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS, OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP AND LAST NIGHT THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED HIGHER THAN USUAL CALLOUTS

MEANWHILE, RAYSHARD'S FAMILY SAYS THEY WANT TO SEE A CONVICTION HERE'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH OFFICERS, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER AND THE ONE WHO IS CURRENTLY ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY, NOW HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM, TONIGHT, TO TURN THEMSELVES IN AS RAYSHARD BROOKS LAY DYING IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, PROSECUTORS SAY THE ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, WHO SHOT HIM, WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM THE OTHER OFFICER STOOD ON HIS SHOULDERS

NEITHER, RENDERING AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD ANNOUNCING BOTH OFFICERS WILL FACE CHARGES >> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT, AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, THAT MR BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER HOWARD SAYS AFTER FIRING THE SHOTS, THE OFFICER SAID THIS >> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, I GOT HIM

>> THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT LAST FRIDAY AT A WENDY'S DRIVE-THRU WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED, THEY FOUND HIM, ASLEEP, IN HIS CAR >> PUT YOUR MOUTH OVER THE MOUTHPIECE >> INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER BROOKS FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST, OFFICERS MOVED TO ARREST HIM BROOKS BEGAN TO STRUGGLE >> STOP FIGHTING YOU'RE GOING TO GET TASED! >> INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THE TASERS AND RAN IN THIS VIDEO, TURNING AROUND, AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS, BEFORE HE'S SHOT, TWICE, IN THE BACK IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BEFORE THE DA'S PRESS CONFERENCE, LAWYERS FOR ROLFE CALLED HIS ACTIONS JUSTIFIED SAYING, FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CIVILIANS AROUND HIM, OFFICER ROLFE DROPPED HIS TASER AND FIRED HIS SERVICE WEAPON AT THE ONLY PORTION OF MR

BROOKS THAT PRESENTED TO HIM MR BROOKS' BACK THE LAWYERS SAY ROLFE IMMEDIATELY CALLED FOR HELP WHEN BROOKS FELL TO THE GROUND, AND GAVE HIM FIRST AID ADDING THAT WHEN BROOKS' PULSE STOPPED, ROLFE BEGAN CPR UNTIL PA PARAMEDICS ARRIVED TOMEKA MILLER, ANOTHER DEVASTATING BLOW >> I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING THERE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE IF I HAD HAVE SEEN THAT FOR MYSELF BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT, JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> AND PHILLIP, WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN, WHO SAID THAT BROSNAN ALSO RENDERED AID TO RAYSHARD BROOKS AND IS COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION BUT CONTRARY TO THE WHAT THE PROSECUTOR SAID, HE HAS NOT AGREED TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

BROSNAN'S LAWYER WENT ON TO SLAM THE DA FOR, WHAT HE CALLS, A RUSH TO MISJUDGMENT PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >> AMERICANS' VIEWS ON POLICE VIOLENCE IS CHANGING, ACCORDING TO AN AP-NORC POLL, ABOUT HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS SEE POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PUBLIC AS A VERY OR EXTREMELY SERIOUS PROBLEM THE POLL FOUND ROUGHLY THREE IN TEN SAID POLICE VIOLENCE IS A MODERATELY SERIOUS PROBLEM THOSE WHO SAY IT IS NOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM HAS DECLINED FROM A THIRD IN 2015, TO ABOUT TWO IN TEN TODAY THE POLL SURVEYED OVER 1,300 ADULTS BETWEEN JUNE 11th AND JUNE 15th >> AFTER FIRST SPEAKING WITH CONGRESS, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER TOOK HIS MESSAGE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND HERE'S THE REQUEST HE MADE

>> I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONSIDER ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, TO INVESTIGATE POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA, AND THE VIOLENCE USED AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS >> PHILONISE FLOYD SPOKE REMOTELY TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL THE SESSION FOCUSED ON POLICE BRUTALITY, AND IT BEGAN WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS >> MEANWHILE, ON CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN MEETING OVER POLICE REFORM THE HOUSE JUDICIARY HELD A HEARING ON A DEMOCRATIC-LED BILL TRACIE POTTS, AND TRACIE, THERE ARE SOME HEATED MOMENTS AT THIS HEARING >> IT WAS A VERY HEATED EXCHANGE AND IT CENTERED AROUND LAWMAKERS DISCUSSING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA AND WHETHER THE PEOPLE MAKING THESE DECISIONS IN WASHINGTON UNDERSTAND THAT

>> AS A BLACK MALE, WHO WENT TO THE FIFTH BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY WHO WAS A VICTIM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WHO HAS A BLACK SON WHO HAS WORRIES, THAT YOU ALL DON'T PEOPLE ARE DYING, AS WE TALK SO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MOVING AT A SNAIL'S PACE I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WATERED-DOWN BILL, THAT MANDATES NOTHING

>> ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT YOU'RE CERTAIN THAT NONE OF US HAVE NONWHITE CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU REFLECTED ON YOUR BLACK SON, AND YOU SAID NONE OF US COULD — >> MAN, MAN, STOP I'M NOT ABOUT TO GET SIDETRACKED ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR CHILDREN IT IS ABOUT BLACK MALES, BLACK PEOPLE, IN THE STREETS, THAT ARE GETTING KILLED AND IF ONE OF THEM HAPPENS TO BE YOUR KID, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT HIM, TOO AND CLEARLY, I'M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM THAN YOU ARE >> YOU'RE CLAIMING YOU HAVE MORE CONCERN FOR MY FAMILY THAN I DO? WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? >> WAS THAT A NERVE? >> NOW, THEY WERE DEBATING THE DEMOCRATIC VERSION OF POLICE REFORM, THAT INCLUDES AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS THE REPUBLICAN VERSION, THAT WAS JUST RELEASED IN THE SENATE, DOES NOT INSTEAD, IT WOULD WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT STILL USE THAT CONTROVERSIAL TACTIC IT WOULD, ALSO, TRACK AND SHARE MISCONDUCT BUT NOT NECESSARILY REPORT IT, PUBLICLY, IN A DATABASE THAT ONE IS EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR DEBATE NEXT WEEK BUT REPUBLICANS NEED SEVEN DEMOCRATS TO GO ALONG WITH EVEN GETTING TO THAT POINT, TO DEBATING THEIR BILL BACK TO YOU

>> WELL, THE DISCUSSION JUST A SNAPSHOT OF THE DEBATE GOING ON ACROSS OUR COUNTRY TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATES ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON OVER HIS BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY, ASKING THE JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION ON TWITTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED THE BOOK, SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIARS AND STORIES HE CALLED BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE ATTEMPT FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE

>> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AMERICA CONTINUE TO CLIMB THREE STATES, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA, SET RECORDS FOR NEW COVID-19 CASES MEANWHILE, AT LEAST 20 OTHER STATES ARE ALSO REPORTING BIG JUMPS WHICH RAISES THE QUESTION, IS THIS THE SECOND WAVE OR STILL PART OF THE FIRST HERE'S NBC'S SAM BROCK >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING ALMOST HALF THE COUNTRY IS SEEING A RISE IN COVID CASES, AS MANY GOVERNORS SAY THE SPIKE IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING BUT, A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE UNDERLYING STATS SUGGEST OTHERWISE IN ARIZONA, HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT ANOTHER HIGH THIS BANNER MEDICAL CENTER NURSE, EXHAUSTED FROM HER SHIFT IN THE ICU

>> YOU TRY TO REASSURE THEM THAT IT'S GOING TO BE — IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY AND THEN, IT'S NOT >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CASES ARE HIGHER BECAUSE THEY'RE TESTING MORE PEOPLE BUT PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE MORE IMPORTANT STATISTIC IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE >> THE FACT THAT IT'S GOING UP IS REALLY, QUITE CONCERNING IT SUGGESTS IT'S NOT JUST A MATTER OF MORE CASES THAT WE'RE TESTING, BUT ALSO A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE COVID VIRUS >> TEXAS, REACHING ANOTHER RECORD IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AS A COUNTY JUDGE SAYS IT'S GOING TO ENFORCE MASK WEARING INSIDE SAN ANTONIO BUSINESSES

>> THE ACTION I'M TAKING TODAY MAY BE PUSHING THE LEGAL BOUNDS A LITTLE BIT BUT OUR ATTORNEYS BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEND THIS ORDER, IN COURT >> THE DECISION, COMING AFTER THE GOVERNOR REJECTED A CALL FROM NINE TEXAS MAYORS TO REQUIRE MASKS >> WEARING A MASK IS THE BEST THING TO DO PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL, HOWEVER, IS THE WRONG APPROACH >> THE STATE OF THE VIRUS VARIES IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CASES HAVE DECLINED IN 22 STATES, OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS

WHILE, RISING IN 20 IN FLORIDA, THE DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 3,000 >> IN YOUR OPINION, IS THIS A SECOND WAVE? OR JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE >> NO, THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE SO, THE FIRST WAVE, WE SORT OF PLATEAUED A LITTLE BIT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEN, WE REALLY KIND OF SHOT BACK UP AGAIN >> ON THIS POPULAR STRETCH IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, PEOPLE ARE PRACTICING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING NOW BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE OVER THE WEEKEND

PEOPLE PARTYING, IN PACKED SPACES, AS OFFICIALS SAY YOUNGER AMERICANS ARE THE ONES DRIVING THE SPIKE >> HERE, IN FLORIDA, THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED ABOUT ROLLING BACK REOPENINGS, AN IDEA THAT HE REJECTED HE SAYS WHEN YOU'RE TESTING ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS, THE NUMBER OF ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO GO UP BUT HEALTH EXPERTS TELL US THEY'RE ALARMED BY WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> SAM, THANK YOU >> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRE IS CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS AS THE STATE IS GRAPPLING WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IT'S CALLED THE BUSH FIRE

IT'S JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX IT'S GROWN TO 104,000 ACRES UP FROM 62,000 ON THURSDAY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE SEVENTH LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS WATCHING FIRE CONDITIONS IN AND AROUND ARIZONA JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THIS IS JUST A TOUGH SITUATION IT STARTED ON SATURDAY DUE TO A CAR FIRE

AND IT HAS JUST EXPLODED IN THIS AREA AND WE CONTINUE TO SEE VERY DRY CONDITIONS, AND THAT'S WHAT'S SPARKING UP THE SPREAD OF THIS FIRE ENDANGERING THIS AREA ALSO, WINDS INCREASING TO ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR ALSO, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, FLORIDA HAS 108 ACTIVE FIRES AND THIS CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, ALL THE WAY INTO TOMORROW BE WATCHING THAT PRETTY CLOSELY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>> ALSO, FROM SHREVEPORT, TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE WATCHING A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE CENTRAL US, FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO FARGO, COULD SEE SEVERE STORMS THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON BUT WE'RE, ALSO, WATCHING COOLER TEMPERATURES I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS GRAND SLAM CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS SAYS SHE WILL PLAY IN THIS YEAR'S US OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT, THE EVENT IN NEW YORK BEGINNING AUGUST 31st WILL BE THE FIRST PLAYED SINCE MARCH AND WILL BE WITHOUT FANS >> KRISTEN STEWART SET TO PLAY IN SPENCER, COVER A CRITICAL WEEKEND WHEN SHE DECIDED TO END HER MARRIAGE TO PRINCE CHARLES

>> >>> WITH POLICE EVERYWHERE TRYING TO DEFINE WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE, NBC'S LESTER HOLT SPOKE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER ON, WHAT HE BELIEVES, IS THE BOLD BUT RISKY MOVE TO HELP RESTORE TRUST AT THE SAME TIME, THE CITY GRAPPLES WITH A 26% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS >>> THEIR DEMANDS FOR CHANGE HAVE THUNDERED THROUGH HALLS OF JUSTICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WITH UNUSUAL SPEED, CITIES ARE MAKING CHANGES TONIGHT, NYPD COMMISSIONER DERMOTT SHAY IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS MOVE TO EXPAND A 600 PLAIN CLOTHED ANTICRIME UNIT >> COPS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE GOING AFTER PEOPLE WITH GUNS RIGHT NOW, AT A TIME WHEN GUN VIOLENCE IS INCREASING IN THIS CITY IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR POLICING OR A GOOD THING FOR THE COMMUNITY? >> I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR BOTH IT'S LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY IT'S BUILDING TRUST WITH THE COMMUNITY IT'S NOT WITHOUT RISK, AND THAT'S BEING BRUTALLY HONEST I WORRY ABOUT RISING CRIME BUT I DO KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY I WANT TO BE CLEAR TO THE COMMUNITY, TOO, WE'RE NOT STEPPING AWAY FROM KEEPING NEW YORKERS SAFE

>> IS THE CULTURE OF THE NYPD PART OF THE PROBLEM? PART OF THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND POLICE >> YEAH, I THINK SO I THINK SO LIKE ANY GREAT AGENCY, WE ARE A PROUD AGENCY IT'S MADE UP OF, I THINK, THE BEST THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER BUT WE ALSO — WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK INWARD, AT TIMES, AND WE'RE NOT PERFECT >> I ASKED ABOUT THOSE CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTORS POLICE, AT TIMES, TARGETS, AND SOME OFFICERS ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR

>> WAS THERE A MOMENT, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THAT LEFT YOU FEELING EMBARRASSED? OR LEFT YOU FEELING, OH, MY GOD, THEY'RE RIGHT? >> MY OVERWHELMING FEELING, OVER THE LAST TWO, THREE, WEEKS, IS PROUD OF THE WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DONE IN THIS CITY, UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES I'M TALKING ABOUT BRICKS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, BEING SHOT AT, BEING STABBED, HAVING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN I AM PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID WE MADE MISTAKES DID I SEE ISOLATED INCIDENTS AND TAKE SWIFT ACTION? BECAUSE THE ACTIONS WERE WRONG ABSOLUTELY >> THEN, THERE ARE THE CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE SOME CITY OFFICIALS PROPOSING A BILLION-DOLLAR CUT TO THE NYPD BUDGET

>> WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> I WENT ON RECORD, COUPLE WEEKS AGO, IN SAYING THAT I WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM MY BUDGET AND PUSH IT TOWARDS YOUTH PROGRAMS THAT WAS THE EASIEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE, AS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEFUNDING, I GET VERY CONCERNED, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, LESTER, CUTTING HEAD COUNT AT A TIME WHEN WE DO UNFORTUNATELY HAVE RISING CRIME >> SCRAPPING THE ANTI CRIME UNIT IS JUST ONE STEP CRIMINAL-JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES AGREE MORE IS NEEDED >> WE HAVE TO END VIOLENCE AND OVER ENFORCEMENT AND OVERREACH AND WE HAVE TO INVEST IN SERVICES THAT KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES SAFE THAT'S A — THAT'S THE WORK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THE NYPD IS STARTING TO DO >> WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE, IF NOT FOR THE PROTESTS? >> WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS WELL OVER A YEAR AGO, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS I THINK IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER TOTALLY, WITHOUT BEING IN THAT SITUATION MAYBE NOT >> AND AS MARCHE >>> MY MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS OF FERGUSON

>> IN THE SAME CITY WHERE MICHAEL BROWN, AN UNARMED, BLACK TEENAGER, WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER SIX YEARS AGO, ELLA JONES MADE HISTORY SHE WAS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST BLACK AND FIRST FEMALE MAYOR OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI AS A RESIDENT FOR OVER 40 YEARS, SHE HAS SEEN THE CITY EVOLVE AND, THIS TIME, SHE HAS MORE TO SAY IN THE CHANGES TO COME >> NETFLIX CEO REID HASTINGS AND HIS WIFE ARE DONATING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO HELP HISTORICALLY-BLACK COLLEGES THE COUPLE IS GIVING AWAY $120 MILLION TOWARD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 40 MILLION EACH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE UNITED >>> HI, EVERYONE SOME SLIGHTLY BETTER NEWS FOR THE SOUTHWEST TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW AVERAGE SO THAT'S GOING TO HELP THE FIREFIGHT IN THAT AREA BUT ALSO, WINDS ARE DOWN TODAY ONLY ABOUT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, THOUGH, OUR TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE >>> IT WAS A SOMBER DAY OF MOURNING IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, ON WEDNESDAY AMID A RENEWED CALL FOR CHANGE HERE'S NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ

>> IN CHARLESTON, OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR THE REMOVAL OF A STATUE DEDICATED TO A SLAVERY ADVOCATE ON THE SAME DAY THE CITY REMEMBERED ONE OF ITS DARKEST HOURS >> OUR CITY ENDURED A MOST GRIEVOUS LOSS >> IT WAS UNTHINKABLE, REALLY FIVE YEARS AGO, A SELF-PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT TO BIBLE STUDY AT THE HISTORIC MANUEL AME CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA STAYED FOR NEARLY AN HOUR, PRAYED WITH THE GROUP THAT WELCOMED HIM THEN, HE OPENED FIRE KILLING THE SENIOR PASTOR AND EIGHT OF HIS PARISHIONERS FELICIA SANDERS WAS ONE OF FIVE SURVIVORS

SHE FORGAVE THE GUNMAN >> I WEAR A SMILE AND THE REASON I WEAR THE SMILE BECAUSE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES OF ALL NINE, THEY ALL WORE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE >> FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE, THERE WERE CALLS FOR UNITY NOW, COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR ACTION ON GUN VIOLENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND WHAT THEY SEE AS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH >> PEOPLE WANT TO THINK THAT — >> REVEREND SHARON LOST HER MOTHER AND TWO COUSINS IN CHARLESTON >> IT'S TIME FOR THIS COUNTRY TO JUST REALLY GET A GRIP ON THIS, AND UNDERSTAND, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY

WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY, TOO >> ON THIS SOMBER ANNIVERSARY, A FOCUS, NOT ON THE LOSS BUT, THE LEGACY OF THE CHARLESTON NINE GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS >> AND AMID THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD, AS PROTESTS OVER RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUE, MULTIPLE WELL KNOWN AMERICAN BRANDS ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR RACIST ORIGINS PEPSICO WILL CHANGE THE IMAGE OF AUNT JEMIMA, DUE TO THE STEREOTYPE IT'S BASED ON UNCLE BEN'S RICE, WHICH HAS BEEN SIMILARLY CRITICIZED AS RACIST ANNOUNCED IT WILL EVOLVE THE BRAND AND CONAGRA, THE MAKER OF MRS

BUTTER WORTH'S SYRUP SAID THE COMPANY WILL CONDUCT A COMPLETE BRAND REVIEW >> COMPANIES THAT WILL HONOR JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR IS GROWING IT'S A BLEND OF THE WORDS JUNE AND 19th, AND IT HONORS THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, UBER, AND MORE ALL SAY THEY WILL OBSERVE JUNETEENTH THIS FRIDAY, WHILE SOME COMPANIES OFFERING PAID TIME OFF OTHERS LIKE GM AND AMAZON WILL COMMEMORATE THE DAY WITH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE

I FEEL LIKE THIS MONTH FEELS MORE LIKE BLACK HISTORY MONTH THAN ANY FEBRUARY IN MY LIFETIME >> THIS JUNETEENTH IS GOING TO BE MORE PROFOUND THAN ANY OTHER TIME WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON HOPEFULLY, EVERYBODY WILL TAKE A LITTLE PAUSE >> RIGHTFULLY SO TRUE>>> THE EX-ATLANTA OFFICER, FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER GARRETT ROLFE AND A SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, BOTH HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM

TONIGHT TO SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES >> LATE-NIGHT TWEETS AND MAJOR INSULTS FROM THE PRESIDENT ATTACKING FORMER TOP AIDE, JOHN BOLTON, AS BOMBSHELL REVELATIONS FROM HIS SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED NEW BOOK ARE BEING REVEALED >> OUR LESTER HOLT GOES ONE ON ONE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S TOP COP HOW HIS OFFICERS HANDLED PROTESTS, AND WHAT EMBARRASSED HIM OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS A BUSY THURSDAY AHEAD

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA TENSIONS MOUNT IN ATLANTA, AFTER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WAS CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS A SPOKESPERSON, FOR THE ATLANTA POLICE UNION SAYS, OFFICERS ARE, QUOTE, FED UP AND LAST NIGHT THE DEPARTMENT EXPERIENCED HIGHER THAN USUAL CALLOUTS MEANWHILE, RAYSHARD'S FAMILY SAYS THEY WANT TO SEE A CONVICTION HERE'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER

>> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU BOTH OFFICERS, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER AND THE ONE WHO IS CURRENTLY ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY, NOW HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM, TONIGHT, TO TURN THEMSELVES IN AS RAYSHARD BROOKS LAY DYING IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, PROSECUTORS SAY THE ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER, WHO SHOT HIM, WALKED OVER AND KICKED HIM THE OTHER OFFICER STOOD ON HIS SHOULDERS NEITHER, RENDERING AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES ACCORDING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAUL HOWARD

ANNOUNCING BOTH OFFICERS WILL FACE CHARGES >> WE CONCLUDED AND CONSIDERED IT, AS ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS, THAT MR BROOKS NEVER PRESENTED HIMSELF AS A THREAT >> FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER HOWARD SAYS AFTER FIRING THE SHOTS, THE OFFICER SAID THIS >> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, I GOT HIM >> THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATING HIS OATH BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT LAST FRIDAY AT A WENDY'S DRIVE-THRU WHEN OFFICERS RESPONDED, THEY FOUND HIM, ASLEEP, IN HIS CAR

>> PUT YOUR MOUTH OVER THE MOUTHPIECE >> INVESTIGATORS SAY AFTER BROOKS FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST, OFFICERS MOVED TO ARREST HIM BROOKS BEGAN TO STRUGGLE >> STOP FIGHTING YOU'RE GOING TO GET TASED! >> INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GRABBED ONE OF THE TASERS AND RAN IN THIS VIDEO, TURNING AROUND, AND FIRING THE TASER AT OFFICERS, BEFORE HE'S SHOT, TWICE, IN THE BACK IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BEFORE THE DA'S PRESS CONFERENCE, LAWYERS FOR ROLFE CALLED HIS ACTIONS JUSTIFIED SAYING, FEARING FOR HIS SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE CIVILIANS AROUND HIM, OFFICER ROLFE DROPPED HIS TASER AND FIRED HIS SERVICE WEAPON AT THE ONLY PORTION OF MR BROOKS THAT PRESENTED TO HIM MR

BROOKS' BACK THE LAWYERS SAY ROLFE IMMEDIATELY CALLED FOR HELP WHEN BROOKS FELL TO THE GROUND, AND GAVE HIM FIRST AID ADDING THAT WHEN BROOKS' PULSE STOPPED, ROLFE BEGAN CPR UNTIL PA PARAMEDICS ARRIVED TOMEKA MILLER, ANOTHER DEVASTATING BLOW >> I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING THERE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE IF I HAD HAVE SEEN THAT FOR MYSELF BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT, JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> AND PHILLIP, WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN, WHO SAID THAT BROSNAN ALSO RENDERED AID TO RAYSHARD BROOKS AND IS COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION BUT CONTRARY TO THE WHAT THE PROSECUTOR SAID, HE HAS NOT AGREED TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION BROSNAN'S LAWYER WENT ON TO SLAM THE DA FOR, WHAT HE CALLS, A RUSH TO MISJUDGMENT

PHILLIP >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >> AMERICANS' VIEWS ON POLICE VIOLENCE IS CHANGING, ACCORDING TO AN AP-NORC POLL, ABOUT HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS SEE POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PUBLIC AS A VERY OR EXTREMELY SERIOUS PROBLEM THE POLL FOUND ROUGHLY THREE IN TEN SAID POLICE VIOLENCE IS A MODERATELY SERIOUS PROBLEM THOSE WHO SAY IT IS NOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM HAS DECLINED FROM A THIRD IN 2015, TO ABOUT TWO IN TEN TODAY THE POLL SURVEYED OVER 1,300 ADULTS BETWEEN JUNE 11th AND JUNE 15th >> AFTER FIRST SPEAKING WITH CONGRESS, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER TOOK HIS MESSAGE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND HERE'S THE REQUEST HE MADE >> I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONSIDER ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, TO INVESTIGATE POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA, AND THE VIOLENCE USED AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS >> PHILONISE FLOYD SPOKE REMOTELY TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

THE SESSION FOCUSED ON POLICE BRUTALITY, AND IT BEGAN WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS >> MEANWHILE, ON CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN MEETING OVER POLICE REFORM THE HOUSE JUDICIARY HELD A HEARING ON A DEMOCRATIC-LED BILL TRACIE POTTS, AND TRACIE, THERE ARE SOME HEATED MOMENTS AT THIS HEARING >> IT WAS A VERY HEATED EXCHANGE AND IT CENTERED AROUND LAWMAKERS DISCUSSING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA AND WHETHER THE PEOPLE MAKING THESE DECISIONS IN WASHINGTON UNDERSTAND THAT >> AS A BLACK MALE, WHO WENT TO THE FIFTH BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY

WHO WAS A VICTIM OF EXCESSIVE FORCE WHO HAS A BLACK SON WHO HAS WORRIES, THAT YOU ALL DON'T PEOPLE ARE DYING, AS WE TALK SO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN MOVING AT A SNAIL'S PACE I AM NOT INTERESTED IN A WATERED-DOWN BILL, THAT MANDATES NOTHING >> ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT YOU'RE CERTAIN THAT NONE OF US HAVE NONWHITE CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU REFLECTED ON YOUR BLACK SON, AND YOU SAID NONE OF US COULD — >> MAN, MAN, STOP

I'M NOT ABOUT TO GET SIDETRACKED ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR CHILDREN IT IS ABOUT BLACK MALES, BLACK PEOPLE, IN THE STREETS, THAT ARE GETTING KILLED AND IF ONE OF THEM HAPPENS TO BE YOUR KID, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT HIM, TOO AND CLEARLY, I'M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM THAN YOU ARE >> YOU'RE CLAIMING YOU HAVE MORE CONCERN FOR MY FAMILY THAN I DO? WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? >> WAS THAT A NERVE? >> NOW, THEY WERE DEBATING THE DEMOCRATIC VERSION OF POLICE REFORM, THAT INCLUDES AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS THE REPUBLICAN VERSION, THAT WAS JUST RELEASED IN THE SENATE, DOES NOT INSTEAD, IT WOULD WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT STILL USE THAT CONTROVERSIAL TACTIC IT WOULD, ALSO, TRACK AND SHARE MISCONDUCT BUT NOT NECESSARILY REPORT IT, PUBLICLY, IN A DATABASE THAT ONE IS EXPECTED TO BE UP FOR DEBATE NEXT WEEK BUT REPUBLICANS NEED SEVEN DEMOCRATS TO GO ALONG WITH EVEN GETTING TO THAT POINT, TO DEBATING THEIR BILL BACK TO YOU >> WELL, THE DISCUSSION JUST A SNAPSHOT OF THE DEBATE GOING ON ACROSS OUR COUNTRY TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ESCALATES ITS LEGAL FIGHT WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON OVER HIS BOOK THEY FILED FOR AN EMERGENCY HEARING ON FRIDAY, ASKING THE JUDGE TO ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON ITS RELEASE, CLAIMING THE BOOK CONTAINS NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION ON TWITTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED THE BOOK, SAYING IT'S MADE UP OF LIARS AND STORIES HE CALLED BOLTON A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL, WHO ONLY WANTED TO GO TO WAR THE BOOK'S PUBLISHER CALLED THE ATTEMPT FRIVOLOUS, ADDING THAT COPIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AMERICA CONTINUE TO CLIMB

THREE STATES, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA, SET RECORDS FOR NEW COVID-19 CASES MEANWHILE, AT LEAST 20 OTHER STATES ARE ALSO REPORTING BIG JUMPS WHICH RAISES THE QUESTION, IS THIS THE SECOND WAVE OR STILL PART OF THE FIRST HERE'S NBC'S SAM BROCK >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING ALMOST HALF THE COUNTRY IS SEEING A RISE IN COVID CASES, AS MANY GOVERNORS SAY THE SPIKE IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING BUT, A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE UNDERLYING STATS SUGGEST OTHERWISE IN ARIZONA, HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT ANOTHER HIGH THIS BANNER MEDICAL CENTER NURSE, EXHAUSTED FROM HER SHIFT IN THE ICU >> YOU TRY TO REASSURE THEM THAT IT'S GOING TO BE — IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY AND THEN, IT'S NOT >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CASES ARE HIGHER BECAUSE THEY'RE TESTING MORE PEOPLE

BUT PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE MORE IMPORTANT STATISTIC IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE >> THE FACT THAT IT'S GOING UP IS REALLY, QUITE CONCERNING IT SUGGESTS IT'S NOT JUST A MATTER OF MORE CASES THAT WE'RE TESTING, BUT ALSO A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE COVID VIRUS >> TEXAS, REACHING ANOTHER RECORD IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AS A COUNTY JUDGE SAYS IT'S GOING TO ENFORCE MASK WEARING INSIDE SAN ANTONIO BUSINESSES >> THE ACTION I'M TAKING TODAY MAY BE PUSHING THE LEGAL BOUNDS A LITTLE BIT BUT OUR ATTORNEYS BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEND THIS ORDER, IN COURT

>> THE DECISION, COMING AFTER THE GOVERNOR REJECTED A CALL FROM NINE TEXAS MAYORS TO REQUIRE MASKS >> WEARING A MASK IS THE BEST THING TO DO PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL, HOWEVER, IS THE WRONG APPROACH >> THE STATE OF THE VIRUS VARIES IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CASES HAVE DECLINED IN 22 STATES, OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHILE, RISING IN 20

IN FLORIDA, THE DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 3,000 >> IN YOUR OPINION, IS THIS A SECOND WAVE? OR JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE >> NO, THIS IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE SO, THE FIRST WAVE, WE SORT OF PLATEAUED A LITTLE BIT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEN, WE REALLY KIND OF SHOT BACK UP AGAIN >> ON THIS POPULAR STRETCH IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, PEOPLE ARE PRACTICING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING NOW BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE OVER THE WEEKEND PEOPLE PARTYING, IN PACKED SPACES, AS OFFICIALS SAY YOUNGER AMERICANS ARE THE ONES DRIVING THE SPIKE

>> HERE, IN FLORIDA, THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED ABOUT ROLLING BACK REOPENINGS, AN IDEA THAT HE REJECTED HE SAYS WHEN YOU'RE TESTING ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS, THE NUMBER OF ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO GO UP BUT HEALTH EXPERTS TELL US THEY'RE ALARMED BY WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> SAM, THANK YOU >> THE MASSIVE ARIZONA WILDFIRE IS CONTINUING TO BURN THROUGH THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, TRIGGERING EVACUATIONS AS THE STATE IS GRAPPLING WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IT'S CALLED THE BUSH FIRE IT'S JUST NORTHEAST OF PHOENIX IT'S GROWN TO 104,000 ACRES UP FROM 62,000 ON THURSDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THE FIRE RANKS AS THE SEVENTH LARGEST IN ARIZONA HISTORY >> LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS WATCHING FIRE CONDITIONS IN AND AROUND ARIZONA JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THIS IS JUST A TOUGH SITUATION IT STARTED ON SATURDAY DUE TO A CAR FIRE AND IT HAS JUST EXPLODED IN THIS AREA AND WE CONTINUE TO SEE VERY DRY CONDITIONS, AND THAT'S WHAT'S SPARKING UP THE SPREAD OF THIS FIRE ENDANGERING THIS AREA

ALSO, WINDS INCREASING TO ABOUT 35 MILES PER HOUR ALSO, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, FLORIDA HAS 108 ACTIVE FIRES AND THIS CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, ALL THE WAY INTO TOMORROW BE WATCHING THAT PRETTY CLOSELY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> ALSO, FROM SHREVEPORT, TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE WATCHING A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE CENTRAL U

S, FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO FARGO, COULD SEE SEVERE STORMS THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON BUT WE'RE, ALSO, WATCHING COOLER TEMPERATURES I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS

GRAND SLAM CHAMPION SERENA WILLIAMS SAYS SHE WILL PLAY IN THIS YEAR'S US OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT, THE EVENT IN NEW YORK BEGINNING AUGUST 31st WILL BE THE FIRST PLAYED SINCE MARCH AND WILL BE WITHOUT FANS >> KRISTEN STEWART SET TO PLAY IN SPENCER, COVER A CRITICAL WEEKEND WHEN SHE DECIDED TO END HER MARRIAGE TO PRINCE >>> WITH POLICE EVERYWHERE TRYING TO DEFINE WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE, NBC'S LESTER HOLT SPOKE WITH NEW YORK CITY'S POLICE COMMISSIONER ON, WHAT HE BELIEVES, IS THE BOLD BUT RISKY MOVE TO HELP RESTORE TRUST AT THE SAME TIME, THE CITY GRAPPLES WITH A 26% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS >>> THEIR DEMANDS FOR CHANGE HAVE THUNDERED THROUGH HALLS OF JUSTICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WITH UNUSUAL SPEED, CITIES ARE MAKING CHANGES TONIGHT, NYPD COMMISSIONER DERMOTT SHAY IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS MOVE TO EXPAND A 600 PLAIN CLOTHED ANTICRIME UNIT

>> COPS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE GOING AFTER PEOPLE WITH GUNS RIGHT NOW, AT A TIME WHEN GUN VIOLENCE IS INCREASING IN THIS CITY IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR POLICING OR A GOOD THING FOR THE COMMUNITY? >> I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR BOTH IT'S LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY IT'S BUILDING TRUST WITH THE COMMUNITY IT'S NOT WITHOUT RISK, AND THAT'S BEING BRUTALLY HONEST I WORRY ABOUT RISING CRIME BUT I DO KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY I WANT TO BE CLEAR TO THE COMMUNITY, TOO, WE'RE NOT STEPPING AWAY FROM KEEPING NEW YORKERS SAFE >> IS THE CULTURE OF THE NYPD PART OF THE PROBLEM? PART OF THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND POLICE >> YEAH, I THINK SO I THINK SO LIKE ANY GREAT AGENCY, WE ARE A PROUD AGENCY IT'S MADE UP OF, I THINK, THE BEST THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER

BUT WE ALSO — WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK INWARD, AT TIMES, AND WE'RE NOT PERFECT >> I ASKED ABOUT THOSE CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTORS POLICE, AT TIMES, TARGETS, AND SOME OFFICERS ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR >> WAS THERE A MOMENT, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THAT LEFT YOU FEELING EMBARRASSED? OR LEFT YOU FEELING, OH, MY GOD, THEY'RE RIGHT? >> MY OVERWHELMING FEELING, OVER THE LAST TWO, THREE, WEEKS, IS PROUD OF THE WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DONE IN THIS CITY, UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES I'M TALKING ABOUT BRICKS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, BEING SHOT AT, BEING STABBED, HAVING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN I AM PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID

WE MADE MISTAKES DID I SEE ISOLATED INCIDENTS AND TAKE SWIFT ACTION? BECAUSE THE ACTIONS WERE WRONG ABSOLUTELY >> THEN, THERE ARE THE CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE SOME CITY OFFICIALS PROPOSING A BILLION-DOLLAR CUT TO THE NYPD BUDGET >> WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> I WENT ON RECORD, COUPLE WEEKS AGO, IN SAYING THAT I WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM MY BUDGET AND PUSH IT TOWARDS YOUTH PROGRAMS THAT WAS THE EASIEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE, AS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEFUNDING, I GET VERY CONCERNED, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, LESTER, CUTTING HEAD COUNT AT A TIME WHEN WE DO UNFORTUNATELY HAVE RISING CRIME >> SCRAPPING THE ANTI CRIME UNIT IS JUST ONE STEP CRIMINAL-JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES AGREE MORE IS NEEDED

>> WE HAVE TO END VIOLENCE AND OVER ENFORCEMENT AND OVERREACH AND WE HAVE TO INVEST IN SERVICES THAT KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES SAFE THAT'S A — THAT'S THE WORK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THE NYPD IS STARTING TO DO >> WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE, IF NOT FOR THE PROTESTS? >> WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS WELL OVER A YEAR AGO, I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS I THINK IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER TOTALLY, WITHOUT BEING IN THAT SITUATION MAYBE NOT >> AND AS MA >>> MY MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS OF FERGUSON >> IN THE SAME CITY WHERE MICHAEL BROWN, AN UNARMED, BLACK TEENAGER, WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER SIX YEARS AGO, ELLA JONES MADE HISTORY SHE WAS SWORN IN AS THE FIRST BLACK AND FIRST FEMALE MAYOR OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI AS A RESIDENT FOR OVER 40 YEARS, SHE HAS SEEN THE CITY EVOLVE AND, THIS TIME, SHE HAS MORE TO SAY IN THE CHANGES TO COME >> NETFLIX CEO REID HASTINGS AND HIS WIFE ARE DONATING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO HELP HISTORICALLY-BLACK COLLEGES

THE COUPLE IS GIVING AWAY $120 MILLION TOWARD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 40 MILLION EACH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE UNITED >>> HI, EVERYONE SOME SLIGHTLY BETTER NEWS FOR THE SOUTHWEST TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW AVERAGE SO THAT'S GOING TO HELP THE FIREFIGHT IN THAT AREA BUT ALSO, WINDS ARE DOWN TODAY ONLY ABOUT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND, THOUGH, OU >>> IT WAS A SOMBER DAY OF MOURNING IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, ON WEDNESDAY AMID A RENEWED CALL FOR CHANGE HERE'S NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> IN CHARLESTON, OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR THE REMOVAL OF A STATUE DEDICATED TO A SLAVERY ADVOCATE ON THE SAME DAY THE CITY REMEMBERED ONE OF ITS DARKEST HOURS >> OUR CITY ENDURED A MOST GRIEVOUS LOSS >> IT WAS UNTHINKABLE, REALLY

FIVE YEARS AGO, A SELF-PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT TO BIBLE STUDY AT THE HISTORIC MANUEL AME CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA STAYED FOR NEARLY AN HOUR, PRAYED WITH THE GROUP THAT WELCOMED HIM THEN, HE OPENED FIRE KILLING THE SENIOR PASTOR AND EIGHT OF HIS PARISHIONERS FELICIA SANDERS WAS ONE OF FIVE SURVIVORS SHE FORGAVE THE GUNMAN >> I WEAR A SMILE AND THE REASON I WEAR THE SMILE BECAUSE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES OF ALL NINE, THEY ALL WORE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE >> FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE, THERE WERE CALLS FOR UNITY NOW, COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR ACTION ON GUN VIOLENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND WHAT THEY SEE AS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

>> PEOPLE WANT TO THINK THAT — >> REVEREND SHARON LOST HER MOTHER AND TWO COUSINS IN CHARLESTON >> IT'S TIME FOR THIS COUNTRY TO JUST REALLY GET A GRIP ON THIS, AND UNDERSTAND, NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY, TOO >> ON THIS SOMBER ANNIVERSARY, A FOCUS, NOT ON THE LOSS BUT, THE LEGACY OF THE CHARLESTON NINE GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS >> AND AMID THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE AROUND THE WORLD, AS PROTESTS OVER RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUE, MULTIPLE WELL KNOWN AMERICAN BRANDS ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR RACIST ORIGINS

PEPSICO WILL CHANGE THE IMAGE OF AUNT JEMIMA, DUE TO THE STEREOTYPE IT'S BASED ON UNCLE BEN'S RICE, WHICH HAS BEEN SIMILARLY CRITICIZED AS RACIST ANNOUNCED IT WILL EVOLVE THE BRAND AND CONAGRA, THE MAKER OF MRS BUTTER WORTH'S SYRUP SAID THE COMPANY WILL CONDUCT A COMPLETE BRAND REVIEW >> COMPANIES THAT WILL HONOR JUNETEENTH THIS YEAR IS GROWING IT'S A BLEND OF THE WORDS JUNE AND 19th, AND IT HONORS THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES

MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON, BEST BUY, GENERAL MOTORS, GOOGLE, MASTERCARD, NIKE, TARGET, UBER, AND MORE ALL SAY THEY WILL OBSERVE JUNETEENTH THIS FRIDAY, WHILE SOME COMPANIES OFFERING PAID TIME OFF OTHERS LIKE GM AND AMAZON WILL COMMEMORATE THE DAY WITH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE I FEEL LIKE THIS MONTH FEELS MORE LIKE BLACK HISTORY MONTH THAN ANY FEBRUARY IN MY LIFETIME >> THIS JUNETEENTH IS GOING TO BE MORE PROFOUND THAN ANY OTHER TIME WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON HOPEFULLY, EVERYBODY WILL TAKE A LITTLE PAUSE >> RIGHTFULL >>> GOOD MORNING

CHARGED ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED FOR THE ATLANTA OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >> AT THE TIME MR BROOKS WAS SHOT, THAT HE DID NOT POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT >> THE FIRED OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER

THIS MORNING, DISTURBING, NEW DETAILS ON WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FATAL SHOTS AS WE HEAR FROM RAYSHARD BROOKS HIMSELF IN A NEWLY REVEALED INTERVIEW FROM MONTHS AGO >> I'M TRYING I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP, YOU KNOW? AND I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> THIS MORNING, HIS WIDOW JOINS US LIVE

>>> BOLTON BOMBSHELLS THE FIRST EXCERPTS FROM THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER'S EXPLOSIVE MEMOIR GO PUBLIC PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF ASKING CHINA TO HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED, AND OFFERING HIS OWN HELP TO DICTATORS OVERNIGHT, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING A NEW EMERGENCY ORDER TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S RELEASE AND THE PRESIDENT WEIGHING IN

>> HE BROKE THE LAW VERY SIMPLE >>> SUPER SPREADERS >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> NEW FEARS OVER THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES, AND WHERE PEOPLE ARE BEING INFECTED AS THE NATION REOPENS

>>> DEEPENING JOBS CRISIS SHOCKING IMAGES IN KENTUCKY THOUSANDS LINED UP FOR HOURS IN THE HOPES OF RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ANOTHER 1 MILLION AMERICANS EXPECTED TO FILE FOR JOBLESS CLAIMS TODAY >>> THOSE STORIES, PLUS, MUSIC'S LEGEND

>> WE COULD ALL USE A LIFT RIGHT NOW AND SOME LOVE RIGHT NOW AND SOME JOY >> JOHN LEGEND OPENS UP TO WILLIE, SHARING AN UPLIFTING AND TIMELY MESSAGE TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2020 >> Announcer: FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS "TODAY" WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB, LIVE FROM STUDIO 1A IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA >> HEY, EVERYBODY

WELCOME TO "TODAY" IT'S A THURSDAY MORNING WE'RE SO HAPPY THAT YOU MADE US PART OF YOUR MORNING GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH >> WE ARE, HODA

GOOD MORNING WHAT AN IMAGE THAT WE'VE SEEN IN KENTUCKY OF COURSE, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS EVERY WEEK OR SO, WE TALK ABOUT THE JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE BEING FILED HERE IS THE LIVING PROOF

HERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED THIS IS A LINE OF FOLKS IN NEED OF HELP IT STRETCHED ON AND ON THIS HAPPENED IN KENTUCKY WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THAT STORY AND THE JOBLESS NUMBERS WE'RE EXPECTING TODAY IN A FEW

>> YEAH THEY WERE WAITING IN LINE SIX HOURS ALL THEY WANTED TO DO WAS SPEAK TO A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY RESULTS YEAH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE ON THAT >>> WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE RAYSHARD BROOKS CASE

SIX DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH, CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST BOTH OF THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING WE'LL SPEAK WITH BROOKS' WIDOW IN A MOMENT FIRST, BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE VERY LATEST ON THE CASE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THOSE TWO OFFICERS HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM TODAY TO TURN THEMSELVES IN NOW, THE KEY FINDING FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HE SAYS THAT BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT TO THE OFFICERS IN FACT, HE POINTED OUT THAT THE OFFICERS KNEW THAT THE TASER HE WAS CARRYING HAD BEEN FIRED TWICE AND WAS NO LONGER DANGEROUS

THIS MORNING, THE ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH OF THOSE OFFICERS ARE SPEAKING OUT, AND THEY'RE SLAMMING WHAT THEY CALL A RUSHED PROCESS BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY THIS MORNING, WE'RE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAYSHARD BROOKS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK, SPEAKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE BEING INCARCERATED >> LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW IT'S JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE

YOU KNOW, NOT — NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> Reporter: THE COMPANY, WHICH FOCUSES ON FIGHTING INCARCERATION, POSTED AN AD ON CRAIG'S LIST, LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES OF NAVIGATING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS, IT HARDENED ME IT HARDENED ME AT A POINT I'M TRYING

YOU KNOW, I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP YOU KNOW? I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> Reporter: IT COMES AS PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM DID NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS, DURING THE 2 MINUTES AND IS 12 SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE ACTUALLY KICKED MR BROOKS WHILE HE LAID ON THE GROUND, WHILE HE WAS THERE FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE

THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER BROSNAN, ACTUALLY STOOD ON MR BROOKS' SHOULDERS WHILE HE WAS THERE STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BOTH OFFICERS ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO WAS TERMINATED, IS FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS, FELONY MURDER AFTER FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS, PROSECUTORS SAY ROLFE SAID THESE WORDS

>> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, "I GOT IT" >> Reporter: THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OATH VIOLATION FOR TOMIKA MILLER, BROOKS' WIDOW, HEARING THE WORDS FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT WAS A GUT PUNCH >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE FELT, SEEING IT MYSELF BUT JUST HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH, I FELT IT MYSELF

AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> Reporter: LAST FRIDAY, THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY FOR MORE THAN 40 MINUTES, VIDEO SHOWS BROOKS STRUGGLING WITH THE OFFICERS ONCE THEY TRIED TO ARREST HIM GRABBING ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RUNNING BEFORE THE DA SAYS HE TURNED AROUND AND FIRED THAT TASER AT THEM

ROLFE RESPONDED WITH TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN OVERNIGHT ON FOX NEWS >> YOU CAN'T RESIST A POLICE OFFICER YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY SAD, VERY, VERY SAD THING

LOOK, YOU REALLY — YOU TAKE A LOOK IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT OF CONTROL >> Reporter: GUYS, THIS MORNING, THE OFFICERS FOR THE — THE ATTORNEYS, RATHER, FOR THE OFFICERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOTH ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENTS DID, IN FACT, RENDER AID TO BROOKS

AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED WHILE AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER BROSNAN IS CALLING THIS A RUSH TO MISJUDGMENT OVERNIGHT, SAVANNAH, THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION CONFIRMED TO US AFTER THE CHARGES WERE ANNOUNCED, A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AROUND THE CITY WALKED OFF THE JOB OTHERS WERE RADIO SILENT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES, HE SAYS HE SAYS THAT THIS WAS NOT A STRIKE OR A COORDINATED EFFORT

HE SAID IT IS NOT A SO-CALLED BLUE FLU, BUT, RATHER, OFFICERS SAYING THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> WE'RE JOINED NOW BY TOTOMIK MILLER, BROOKS' WIDOW, AND JOINED BY HER ATTORNEY, CHRIS STEWART WITH OUR CONDOLENCES, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH

FOUR DAYS AGO, YOU LEARNED THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS KILLED NOW, TODAY, THE OFFICERS INVOLVED WILL FACE CHARGES ONE OF THEM, THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON, FACES CHARGES THAT COULD BRING THE DEATH PENALTY HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE CHARGES? >> EVERYTHING IS JUST PRETTY MUCH BREATHTAKING I DON'T KNOW HOW THINGS WILL GO FROM HERE, BUT I'M JUST PRAYING THAT EVERYTHING WILL GO THROUGH AS GOD WILLS

IT'S JUST VERY EMOTIONAL FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP, AND ALL I CAN KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE NO MATTER HOW MANY CHARGES THEY FACE, IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A DAY WHERE I SEE HIM WALK THROUGH THE DOOR, OR HE'S LAUGHING WITH HIS KIDS AGAIN, OR HE'S TRYING TO DO HIS BEST IN LIFE AND BECOME THE BEST MAN HE WANTS TO BE FOR HIS FAMILY SO I'M GLAD ABOUT THE CHARGES, BUT I WANT TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH

>> MR STEWART, AS I TURN TO YOU, THERE WERE SOME REALLY DISTURBING FACTS REVEALED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY YESTERDAY ABOUT THE WAY THAT MR BROOKS WAS TREATED AFTER THE SHOOTING, ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, WHO SAID HE WASN'T GIVEN AID AFTER TWO MINUTES, WHICH IS SOMETHING THE OFFICERS ARE NOW DENYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS KICKED

THAT ONE OF THE OFFICERS SAID, "I GOT HIM," THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTORS HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE CASE? >> JUST WATCH THE VIDEO I MEAN, IF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD TAKEN TWO YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION, THE UNION AND THESE OFFICERS STILL WOULD HAVE SAID IT WAS A RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND THAT IT WAS WRONG YOU JUST CAN'T WIN IF YOU TRY TO CHARGE A POLICE OFFICER SO IT DOESN'T MATTER

THEY'RE WRONG THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WE'RE JUST GOING TO WAIT AND LET IT PLAY OUT, AND HOPE THAT WE FINALLY GET JUSTICE FOR RAYSHARD >> MR STEWART, I SHOULD MENTION, BECAUSE THE LEGAL TEAM FOR OFFICER ROLFE, WHO WAS THE ONE WHO FIRED HIS WEAPON, PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING THAT MR

BROOKS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED TWO OFFICERS, DISARMED ONE OF THEM BY TAKING HIS TASER, AND HE SAID, WHEN MR BROOKS TURNED AND POINTED AN OBJECT AT OFFICER ROLFE, ANY OFFICER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED HE INTENDED TO DISARM, DISABLE, OR SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT DEFENSE? >> I SAY THAT — >> OH, I THINK WE JUST, UNFORTUNATELY, JUST — I STILL HAVE MS MILLER WITH ME I GUESS I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION, MS

MILLER, WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE HOW DO YOU SEE THIS INTERACTION? >> I MEAN, IT IS RIDICULOUS IT IS STILL UNJUSTIFIED, REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY FEEL IT'S UNJUSTIFIED THE DISTANCE OF HIM RUNNING AWAY, IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER WENT TO THAT, YOU KNOW? IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVEN GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HIM HAVING TO FEEL LIKE HE HAD TO DEFEND HIMSELF

HE WAS NEVER TOLD WHY HE WAS BEING ARRESTED FOR THEM TO TRY TO DEFEND AND JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS IS RIDICULOUS TO ME IT REALLY IS >> AND I THINK WE HAVE — AND I WANT TO GET YOUR LAWYER'S OPINION ON IT, AS WELL BECAUSE THIS IS LIKELY, MR

STEWART, WHERE THE LEGAL CASE IS GOING >> YEAH >> I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO WHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> YEAH THE SHOT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE AS MR

BROOKS HAD TURNED BACK AROUND AND WAS RUNNING, 18 FEET AWAY, AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID A TASER IS A NON-LETHAL WEAPON WHEN IT IS USED ON VICTIMS ALL THE TIME, THE DEFENSE IS THE OPPOSITE THE DEFENSE SAYS, "IT'S A NON-LETHAL WEAPON IT'S NOT LIFE THREATENING

IT IS USED AND TRAINED TO BE USED IN THESE SITUATIONS" YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS SO IS IT NON-LETHAL, OR IS IT LETHAL? >> I UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSE I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT AN OFFICER IS FINALLY CHARGED FOR ONE THINK ABOUT HOW UPSET ALL OF THE VICTIMS ARE

JUST BE FAIR AND LOOK AT BOTH SIDES LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT JUSTICE COMES TO BOTH SIDES FOR ONCE, IT'S COMING TO THE VICTIM >> AND, MS

MILLER, I WANTED TO JUST ASK YOU A SIMPLE QUESTION, BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP YOU HAVE FOUR KIDS ONE JUST HAD HER 8th BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY HER DAD DIED JUST HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE THE KIDS DOING? >> I CAN'T SAY I'M DOING WELL, BECAUSE I'M NOT IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SLEEP

EVERY DAY, I'M PRAYING I'M PRAYING TO GET THROUGH IT I'M PRAYING FOR STRENGTH I WAKE UP, AND MY DAUGHTER IS CRYING SHE'S CRYING OUT FOR HER DAD, THE LITTLE ONE

NOT JUST THE 8-YEAR-OLD I HAVE MY OTHER CHILDREN MOURNING FOR THEIR DAD, AND THEY MISS HIM DEARLY SO I WISH THAT I COULD SAY I'M DOING WELL, BUT I'M NOT >> IT'S AN HONEST ANSWER, AND IT IS AN UNDERSTANDABLE ONE, GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT'S GONE ON MS

MILLER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MR STEWART, TO YOU, AS WELL WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US AND SHARING YOUR PERSPECTIVE >>> IT'S ABOUT 13 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR NOW

I'LL SEND IT TO YOU, HODA >> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU CRAIG JOINS THE TABLE NOW ANOTHER MAJOR STORY WE'RE FOLLOWING >> WE ARE, INDEED

NBC NEWS HAS EXPLOSIVE, NEW DETAILS FROM THE NEW BOOK FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, JOHN BOLTON THIS AS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAKES ANOTHER EMERGENCY MOVE, TRYING TO BLOCK ITS PUBLICATION NBC'S WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS PETER, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: CRAIG, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THIS IS A BLISTERING BOOK FROM JOHN BOLTON ONCE ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ADVISERS A LONG-TIME, LOYAL REPUBLICAN BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP AS IRRATIONAL AND FOOLISH ARGUING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S THINKING IS NOT GROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY OR ANY GRAND STRATEGY, THAT IT IS SIMPLY GROUNDED IN TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS OVERNIGHT BASHING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON

>> HE BROKE THE LAW VERY SIMPLE I MEAN, AS MUCH AS IT'S GOING TO BE BROKEN THIS IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED THAT'S THE HIGHEST STAGE

IT'S HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT ALSO CALLING BOLTON A LIAR, TELLING THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL," "EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED JOHN BOLTON" IN HIS NEW BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON DELIVERS A SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF HIS OLD BOSS BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS EASILY FLATTERED BY AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE HIM BOLTON DESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TO ABC NEWS

>> I THINK PUTIN THINKS HE CAN PLAY HIM LIKE A FIDDLE I THINK PUTIN IS SMART, TOUGH I THINK HE SEES THAT HE'S NOT FACED WITH A SERIOUS ADVERSARY HERE I DON'T THINK HE IS WORRIED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> Reporter: BOLTON WRITES THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO INTERVENE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, LIKE CHINA AND TURKEY, AS PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED

THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR ON THAT FRONT, AND ON HIS PERSONAL LEGAL ISSUES, STUNNED BOLTON, WHO DESCRIBED IT AS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAYS HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR >> I THINK HE WAS SO FOCUSED ON THE RE-ELECTION, THAT LONGER TERM CONSIDERATIONS FELL BY THE WAYSIDE SO IF HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH KIM JONG-UN AT THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE IN KOREA, THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS ON THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND THE PRESS REACTION TO IT, AND LITTLE OR NO FOCUS ON WHAT SUCH MEETINGS DID FOR THE BARGAINING POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: DURING NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI, BOLTON SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE CHINESE LEADER TO BUY AMERICAN SOYBEANS AND WHEAT TO BOOST HIS ELECTORAL PROSPECTS IN FARM STATES

PLEADING WITH XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T KNOW BRITAIN AS A NUCLEAR POWER, AND ASKED IF FINLAND IS A PART OF RUSSIA AND DURING A MEETING, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE, INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP, SAYING, "HE IS SO FULL OF" EXPLETIVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SAID BOLTON MISCHARACTERIZED HIS CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM BARR

OVERNIGHT, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ASKED A FEDERAL COURT FOR AN IMMEDIATE ORDER TO DELAY THE RELEASE OF BOLTON'S BOOK, ARGUING IT CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, SOMETHING BOLTON'S LAWYER REPEATEDLY DENIED OF COURSE, IT MAY BE TOO LATE IT'S MOST DAMNING ACCUSATIONS, CRAIG, ARE OUT THERE >> PETER, THANK YOU >>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IS EXPECTED TO REPORT THAT ANOTHER 1

3 MILLION AMERICANS FILED JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK THAT WOULD PUSH THE TOTAL TO OVER 45 MILLION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> MEANWHILE, HUNDREDS OF FOLKS LINED UP ON THE KENTUCKY STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS WEDNESDAY ALL OF THEM HOPING TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT HELP MANY OF THEM FRUSTRATED AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY BENEFITS OR UPDATES ON THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

>> I'M HERE TO HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF RESPONSES THAT THEY HAD WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE WE PUT YOU IN THE POSITION YOU'RE IN YOU NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> PEOPLE IN LINE SAY THEY WANTED TO SIMPLY TALK TO AN ACTUAL PERSON, RATHER THAN WAITING BY THE COMPUTER FOR A RESPONSE THAT NEVER COMES

>> THERE IS A TIME LAPSE, BY THE WAY, OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE THAT IS JARRING TO THINK, ALL THE PEOPLE LINED UP THEY'RE NOT GETTING A CHECK THEY WANT TO MEET A HUMAN BEING, FILL OUT A FORM, AND HAND IT IN, SO THEY CAN GET THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT MONEY IT IS FRUSTRATING, I CAN IMAGINE

>> ABSOLUTELY >>> GUYS, IT'S THAT TIME OF THE MORNING WHEN WE CHECK THE WEATHER FOR THAT, THERE'S NO BETTER PERSON TO SAY GOOD MORNING TO THAN OUR AL HI, AL HOW YOU DOING? >> HEY, GUYS

GOOD MORNING GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU WE'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW SOME ACTIVITY ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD FROM FLORIDA ALL THE WAY UP TO THE APPALACHIANS WE'RE GOING TO ALSO WATCH A COLD FRONT PUSHING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'LL BRING SOME PROBLEMS

WIDESPREAD STORMS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC TODAY HEAVY RAIN WILL DROP ACROSS FLORIDA AND CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND IT'S UNSETTLED ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD TOMORROW, WITH SCATTERED STORMS FROM OHIO TO THE GULF COAST MORE SOAKING RAIN DOWN FOR FLORIDA RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR MINNEAPOLIS TO TEXAS, ABOUT 1 TO 2 INCHES

THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS GOING TO BE DOWN IN FLORIDA WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT FLOODING ISSUES BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT LOCALLY 4 TO 6 INCHES OF >>> 7:30 NOW IT'S THURSDAY MORNING, THE 18th OF JUNE, 2020 THERE'S A SIGHT WE'VE BEEN MISSING A LOOK AT OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD, ROCKEFELLER PLAZA

FLAGS FLYING LOOKS LIKE A NICE BREEZE A LITTLE MORE ACTIVITY ON THE STREETS IT IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY FOR A LOT OF THE COUNTRY AL HAS HIS FORECAST JUST AHEAD

>> PICKING UP OUTSIDE >> LET US START — YES, IT IS IT IS A HOPEFUL SIGN >>> SOON, OUR PLAZA WILL BE FULL LET'S GET TO YOUR 7:30 HEADLINES

THE FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER WHO FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER GARRETT ROLFE IS FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE OF FELONY MURDER, WHICH COULD CARRY THE DEATH PENALTY THE SECOND OFFICER, BROSNAN, FACES CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATION OF HIS OATH BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS IN ATLANTA AND ALSO THE RESIGNATION OF THE POLICE CHIEF 24 HOURS LATER >>> MORE EVACUATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE MASSIVE HORN FIRE, NORTHEAST OF TUCSON

24,000 ACRES CONSUMED MORE THAN 700 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING THE FLAMES THERE THE BUSH FIRE NEAR PHOENIX HAS EXPLODED TO MORE THAN 100,000 ACRES THAT FIRE BEING FANNED BY DRY, WINDY CONDITIONS, IS JUST 5% CONTAINED >>> NOW TO A REALLY FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER OFF THE COAST OF AUSTRALIA

A PAIR OF TEENAGE SIBLINGS WERE SNORKELING WHEN THEY CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH A SHARK THE BROTHER AND SISTER WERE 150 YARDS OFFSHORE WHEN A LARGE SHARK APPROACHED THEM THEY QUICKLY SWAM AWAY, AND AT ONE POINT, THE 16-YEAR-OLD SCREAMS I MEAN, THAT APPEARED TO STARTLE THE SHARK, MAKE IT TURN AROUND THE TEENS SWAM SAFELY BACK TO SHORE

MOM SAID THE KIDS WERE RATTLED BY THE ENCOUNTER, BUT SHE BELIEVES THE KIDS WILL BE BACK IN THE WATER IN THE NEAR FUTURE >> WOULDN'T BE ME WOULDN'T BE ME >> IF I WERE THE MOTHER — >> NOPE >> NO, YOU'RE NOT

>> NOPE >> NO, YOU WON'T BE YOU'LL BE WATCHING NETFLIX >>> GUYS, WE MOVE NOW TO MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED FOR TULSA, OKLAHOMA CASES OF THE VIRUS THERE ARE RISING SHARPLY, DESPITE WARNINGS FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS

THE EVENT IS MOVING AHEAD, AND PEOPLE ARE ALREADY LINING UP THEY WANT TO BE THERE MORGAN CHESKY MADE HIS WAY TO TULSA FOR US MORGAN, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

48 HOURS AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL, AND YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ALREADY OUTSIDE WHAT'S EXPECTED TO BE A PACKED ARENA ON WEDNESDAY, A STATE COURT SHOT DOWN A LAWSUIT THAT WOULD HAVE MANDATED PEOPLE WEAR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE INSIDE NOW, THE GROUP IS APPEALING TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT IN THE MEANTIME, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS ANYONE WHO COMES HERE SATURDAY FACING THE SAME THREAT AS THEY WOULD GOING TO A BASEBALL GAME

OUTSIDE TULSA'S BOK ARENA, A GROWING LINE OF SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THIS SATURDAY >> THIS WILL BE 36 RALLIES IN 19 DIFFERENT STATES >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT, OVERNIGHT, SAYING HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDRESSING A BIG CROWD >> THERE'S JUST A HUNGER FOR THE RALLIES I ENJOY DOING THEM

>> Reporter: WHILE SEEMING TO DOWNPLAY THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S FADING AWAY IT'S GOING TO FADE AWAY BUT HAVING A VACCINE WOULD BE REALLY NICE THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

>> Reporter: THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS IN A CITY THAT'S SEEN A RECENT INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND A MORE THAN 100% SPIKE IN CASES OVER THE PAST WEEK TULSA ACCOUNTING FOR 96 OF OKLAHOMA'S 228 NEW CASES TUESDAY, PROMPTING WARNINGS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS >> LET ME BE CLEAR, ANYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND A LARGE-SCALE GATHERING WILL FACE AN INCREASED RISK OF BECOMING INFECTED WITH COVID-19 >> Reporter: URGING THOSE IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGOIES TO WATCH FROM HOME

TULSA'S MAYOR, A REPUBLICAN, CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT AN HONOR, BUT SAYS HE'LL GREET PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE AIRPORT BUT NOT ATTEND THE RALLY >> ANY RATIONAL PERSON LOOKING AT ANY LARGE GROUPING OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND AND THAT'S NOT JUST THIS RALLY THAT'S ANY GATHERING >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WILL PERFORM TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND PROVIDE MASKS, BUT WON'T REQUIRE ATTENDEES TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM

JOE BIDEN BLASTING THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO HOLD A LARGE-SCALE RALLY, AS CONTRARY TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S OWN ADVICE BIDEN CRITICIZING THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC AS, QUOTE, SLOW AND BUNGLED >> DONALD TRUMP'S FAILURE TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS WITH THE SAME ENERGY AND FOCUS THAT HE USED TO TROLL HIS ENEMIES ON TWITTER HAS COST US LIVES >> Reporter: BACK IN TULSA, SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS WHO ARE ALREADY IN LINE FOR SATURDAY SAY THEY'RE NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PANDEMIC >> AM I GOING TO WEAR A MASK? NO, NO

>> Reporter: THIS MORNING, EXPERTS ARE REITERATING THAT IF YOU WEAR A MASK CORRECTLY, IT WILL PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE SICK OR ASYMPTOMATIC MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS BEFORE ANYONE CAN STEP FOOT INSIDE THE BUILDING, PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER, STATING THAT THEY WON'T SUE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHOULD THEY ENTER THIS RALLY SAVANNAH, WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH IN-DEPTH TODAY AS STATES START TO REOPEN POPULAR VENUES LIKE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, THETHEATERS, EVEN CHURCHES NOW THERE IS NEW CONCERN THE PLACES COULD BE HOT SPOTS FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

>> WE SAW ONE HEADLINE MAKE AN EXAMPLE IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA JOE FRYER JOINS US WITH MORE GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HEY, GOOD MORNING, GUYS RESEARCH FINDS THE VAST MAJORITY OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE CAUSED NOT BY TOUCHING CONTAMINATED SURFACES BUT BY PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSMISSION

THE CONCERN GOES BEYOND COUGHING AND SNEEZING, RAISING NEW ALARMS, AS ALL 50 STATES REOPEN AND PEOPLE VENTURE OUT IN PUBLIC THEY'RE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON TO AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> Reporter: DARA SWEAT AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR WITHOUT MASKS

DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK, AND ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S TERRIFYING IT'S TRUY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIEGTNI YOU THINK YOU'LL GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK

>> Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT TO BE SPREAD MAINLY PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST, AND VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING, BUT ALSO LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH, MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER AND REFRAINED FROM CLOSE CONTACT STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED, AND TWO DIES

>> THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT BY AEROSOL FROM US BREATHING IN AND OUT AND SINGING THAT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY >> Reporter: THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN CHURCHES >> DEEP BREATHS, YOU'RE LOUD, PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE, IT TRAVELS FURTHER SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT THAT YOU'RE BLOWING INTO, LIKE A SAXOPHONE OR CLARINET

SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT, ARE OF CONCERN >> Reporter: FOR THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT IS A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME WE CAN GO OUT AND HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING REPERCUSSIONS >> JOE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD THAT THE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS ARE LESS RISKY BECAUSE THEY'RE OPEN AIR, BUT WE'VE SEEN ALL THE PROTESTS AND THE CROWDS ARE OFFICIALS CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE TYPES OF GATHERINGS? >> Reporter: YEAH, HODA

THAT'S RIGHT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT LARGE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS LIKE PROTESTS AND MARCHES, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS HARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND NOT EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE HAS PREDICTED A POSSIBLE SURGE IN CASES FROM THOSE EVENTS BY THE END OF THE MONTH BACK TO YOU GUYS >> ALL RIGHT

JOE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ALL RIGHT SO LET'S SWITCH GEARS NOW IT IS AL'S FORECAST YOU MENTIONED THOSE FIRES DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST

I KNOW IT'S RIGHT NEAR MY MOM'S HOUSE, AL I KNOW YOU'RE TRACKING THAT, AS WELL >> THAT'S RIGHT WE'VE GOT SEVERAL OF THEM ACTUALLY MAGNUM FIRE, THE BUSH FIRE JUST OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX, AND THE BIG HORN FIRE AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE — TO TUCSON

WE'RE WATCHING THAT THE BUSH FIRE IS OVER 104,000 ACRES, 5% CONTAINED IT'S THE SEVENTH LARGEST FIRE IN ARIZONA HISTORY WE'VE GOT AN ELEVATED FIRE RISK FOR PARTS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, AS WELL WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS

REST OF THE COUNTRY, VALLEY HEAT WILL CONTINUE, SO FIRE DANGER PROBABLY STARTING TO GET A LITTLE ELEVATED IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA STRONG STORMS COMING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAKING ITS WAY UP TO THE NORTH IT SHOULD STAY DRY INTO THE NORTHEAST IN FACT, PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND, >>> WE'RE BACK ON A THURSDAY MORNING WITH WHAT MANY SEE AS A CULTURAL RECKONING IN AMERICA

>> WE TOLD YOU THE DECISION BY QUAKER OATS TO SCRAP THE AUNT JEMIMA BRAND AFTER ACKNOWLEDGING IT WAS BASED ON RACIAL STEREOTYPES THIS MORNING, OTHER COMPANIES ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO DO THE SAME NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON THIS ONE HEY, STEPH >> Reporter: CRAIG, GOOD MORNING

THAT'S RIGHT, DECISION TO SCRAP AUNT JEMIMA RATCHETING UP THE PRESSURE ON OTHER COMPANIES CRITICS HAVE CALLED THIS MOVE DISINGENUOUS, WHILE OTHERS SAY IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND A LONG TIME COMING AUNT JEMIMA SYRUP AND PANCAKE MIX ARE LONGTIME STAPLES OF THE AMERICAN BREAKFAST >> GREETINGS, FOLKS GREETINGS

THIS IS YOUR OLD FRIEND, AUNT JEMIMA >> Reporter: NOW BEING REBRANDED QUAKER, THE LATEST COMPANY TO TAKE ACTION, AS DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING >> Reporter: QUAKER ANNOUNCED THE CHANGE IN A STATEMENT, SAYING, IN PART, WE RECOGNIZE AUNT JEMIMA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE, PROMISING TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD RACIAL EQUALITY, AND PLEDGING $400 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS TO LIFT UP BLACK COMMUNITIES

THE NAME AUNT JEMIMA COMES FROM A 19th CENTURY SHOW, A SMILING MAMMY WHO GLORIFIED THE KITCHEN SLAVE >> IT GREW OUT OF THE TRADITION OF WHITE FOLK WEARING BLACK FACE, AND EVEN FORCING BLACK ACTORS TO WEAR BLACK FACE, TO MIMIC AFRICAN-AMERICANS >> Reporter: LAND-O-LAKESNDIAN PACKAGING THE CLEVELAND INDIANS REMOVED THEIR LOGO ON THE FIELD AND NATIONALLY >> MY PANCAKES HAVE A BUTTER FLAVOR

>> Reporter: MRS BUTTER WORTH'S AND CREAM OF WHEAT PACKAGING IS UNDER REVIEW MARS, THE COMPANY BEHIND UNCLE BEN'S RICE, ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING, IN PART, NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND, WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW OR WHEN IT'LL HAPPEN THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR CHANGE SAY IT IS LONG OVERDUE >> IT IS ALSO A NECESSARY CHANGE

BECAUSE THESE CORPORATIONS OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPACE AND THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION >> Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA ALSO LIGHTING UP WITH DEBATES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE IMAGES, WHILE A TIKTOK VIDEO GOING VIRAL HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT >> COOKING PANCAKES AND TELLING PEOPLE STORIES OF THE GOOD OLD SOUTH >> Reporter: THE PRESSURE IS MOUNTING ON OTHER BRANDS AND LOGOS THAT HAVE RESISTED CALLS TO CHANGE, LIKE THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHIQUITA BANANA AND ESKIMO PIES

THE CALLS FOR CHANGE ARE LOUDER, AND CORPORATE AMERICA IS RESPONDING >> BLACK LIVES MATTER, PEOPLE, EVEN DURING BREAKFAST >> THIS RECKONING THAT SO MANY COMPANIES ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, IT ALSO SEEMS TO BE EXTENDING BEYOND BRAND IMAGES AND NAMES, RIGHT? >> Reporter: YEAH, IT IS THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, TOO, HERE, CRAIG TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

THERE ARE A COUPLE EXAMPLES ADIDAS PROMISED TO FUND 50 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THE BRAND SEPHORA, THE MAKEUP BRAND, DECIDED TO DEDICATE 15% OF ITS COUNTER SPACE TO COMPANIES THAT HAVE BLACK OWNERS SO YOU SEE ALL OF THESE MOVES VERY QUICK AND EASY MOVES IN THE SHORT-TERM RIGHT NOW WHAT WILL LIKELY BE MORE DIFFICULT IS GRAPPLING WITH THE LONG-TERM CULTURAL CHANGE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR

CRAIG? >> STEPHANIE GOSK FOR US THERE STEPH, THANK YOU >>> ALSO WORD YESTERDAY THAT NETFLIX WAS CONTRIBUTING SOME $120 MILLION THE CEO AND HIS >>> IT'S 8:00 ON "TODAY" COMING UP, IN HIS OWN WORDS

>> I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP YOU KNOW, AND I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> A NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAYSHARD BROOKS IS RELEASED, AS ARREST WARRANTS ARE ISSUED FOR THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN HIS DEATH THIS MORNING, HIS WIDOW SPEAKING OUT ON "TODAY" >> IT'S JUST VERY EMOTIONAL

FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP, AND ALL I CAN KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE >>> PLUS, NEW HOT SPOTS >> DO YOU THINK IT IS PREMATURE FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE TO BE GOING TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS? >> NO, NOT REALLY I THINK IT WAS FOOLISH >> FEAR GROWING AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SKYROCKET IN NEW AREAS

RESIDENTS ON EDGE, AS OFFICIALS PLEAD FOR STRICTER GUIDELINES >> WE CAN ONLY SAY WEAR A MASK SO MANY TIMES >>> LIVING WITH LEGEND >> HI, LUNA THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME

I'M SORRY TO DISTURB YOUR DAY >> WE GO ONE-ON-ONE WITH JOHN LEGEND TO TALK ABOUT LIFE AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE, HIS MUSIC, AND WHAT IT MEANS IN THIS MOMENT TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2020 ♪ NEVER STOP THIS FIGHT ♪ >> THIS IS MARCUS >> WE REPRESENT NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

>> WE'RE CELEBRATING 12 YEARS OF MARRIAGE >> HI, WE'RE FROM INDIANA >> WE'RE ON "TODAY" TO WISH A VERY SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM >> AND OUR GRAMMY >> WE LOVE YOU! ♪ NEVER STOP THIS FIGHT ♪ >> I'M FEELING GREAT WITH "TODAY

" >> FROM NEW YORK CITY, IT'S MY 7th BIRTHDAY! >> OH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE ONE WELCOME BACK TO "TODAY" SO HAPPY YOU JOINED US ON THIS THURSDAY MORNING SOME OF Y'ALL JUST BEGINNING YOUR DAY, AND SOME PEOPLE ON THE BIG BOARD JUST STARTING THEIR DAY, TOO >> BY THE WAY, SPEAKING OF THAT BIG BOARD, THE MY TODAY PLAZA CROWD, COMING UP, HODA KOTB, A BLAST FROM YOUR PAST

STICK AROUND FOR THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN A LITTLE SURPRISE >> I LOVE IT WHEN HODA GETS HER OWN SORORITY SISTERS ON THE PLAZA I'M EXCITEDHE SEE WHAT THIS ONE IS >>> GUYS, WE HAVE SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL TOMORROW ON "TODAY

" AL, CRAIG, AND CARSON KIND OF HAVE THIS ANNUAL FATHER'S DAY TRADITION TO GET TOGETHER THEY TALK ABOUT LIFE, THEIR KIDS THEY TOAST THE IMPORTANT WORK OF ALL FATHERS THIS YEAR, THEY HAD TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY, GET KIND OF CREATIVE THEY HAD A GREAT CONVERSATION

THAT NEVER CHANGES WE'LL SHARE IT WITH YOU TOMORROW ON "TODAY" >> WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT >>> WE'RE GOING TO GET TO YOUR NEWS AT 8:00 TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS LAST WEEK IN ATLANTA NOW FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES, WITH ONE OF THEM ACCUSED OF FELONY MURDER

NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER JOINS US WITH NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE MOMENTS RIGHT AFTER THE GUNFIRE GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THOSE TWO POLICE OFFICERS HAVE UNTIL 6:00 THIS EVENING TO TURN THEMSELVES IN NOW, YESTERDAY, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID THAT HIS DECISION CAME DOWN REALLY TO ONE KEY COMPONENT

HE SAID THAT BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT TO THOSE OFFICERS THIS MORNING, BOTH OF THEIR ATTORNEYS ARE SPEAKING OUT, AND THEY'RE SLAMMING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY THIS MORNING, WE'RE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAYSHARD BROOKS FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR, SPEAKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT, ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE BEING INCARCERATED >> LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW

IT'S JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE YOU KNOW, AND NOT JUST VIEW US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> Reporter: IT COMES AS PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM DID NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS, DURING THE 2 MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE ACTUALLY KICKED MR BROOKS WHILE HE LAID ON THE GROUND, WHILE HE WAS THERE FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE

THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER BROSNAN, ACTUALLY STOOD ON MR BROOKS' SHOULDERS WHILE HE WAS THERE STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BOTH OFFICERS ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO WAS TERMINATED, IS FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS, FELONY MURDER AFTER FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS, PROSECUTORS SAY ROLFE SAID THESE WORDS

>> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, "I GOT HIM" >> Reporter: DEVIN BROSNAN FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATION OF HIS OATH >> Reporter: EARLIER, SAVANNAH MOST TO HIS WIDOW >> FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE

NO MATTER HOW MANY CHARGES THEY FACE, IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK >> Reporter: LAST FRIDAY, THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY MORE THAN 40 MINUTES, VIDEO SHOWS BROOKS STRUGGLING WITH THE OFFICERS ONCE THEY TRIED TO ARREST HIM GRABBING A TASER AND RUNNING BY THE DA SAYS HE FIRED THE TASER AT THEM ROLFE RESPONDED WITH TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK

PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN OVERNIGHT ON FOX NEWS >> YOU CAN'T RESIST A POLICE OFFICER YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY SAD, VERY, VERY SAD THING LOOK, YOU REALLY — YOU TAKE A LOOK, IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL

THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT OF CONTROL >> Reporter: GUYS, THIS MORNING, WE ARE HEARING FROM THE ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH OF THOSE OFFICERS, AND THEY ARE PUSHING BACK STRONGLY ON WHAT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD TO SAY BOTH ATTORNEYS ARE SAYING THAT THEIR CLIENTS DID, IN FACT, RENDER AID TO BROOKS ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE IS SAYING HIS CLIENT'S ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED MEANWHILE, AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER BROSNAN IS SLAMMING THE DA IN WHAT HE CALLS A RUSH TO MISJUDGE

SAVANNAH? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> TO THE CORONAVIRUS NOW EVEN WITH NEW ALARMS BEING SOUNDED, THERE SEEMS TO BE NO END TO THE NATIONAL DEBATE OVER HOW TO REDUCE THE IMPACT, HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN AND GET BACK TO BUSINESS NBC'S SAM BROCK IS IN MIAMI WITH THREE THINGS TO WATCH ON THAT SUBJECT TODAY HI, SAM

GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HI, SAVANNAH GOOD MORNING THE CORONAVIRUS HOT ZONES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE REALLY SHIFTED FROM THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST DOWN TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST, WITH FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA ALL LOOKING AT RECORD NUMBERS OF COVID-19 CASES IF YOU WIDEN THE LENS, THE BIG PICTURE, VERY UNSETTLING THIS MORNING

ARIZONA LOOKING AT A SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS IN TEXAS, HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 85% SINCE MEMORIAL DAY SPEAKING OF TEXAS, A TUG-OF-WAR THIS MORNING IN THE LONE STAR STATE BETWEEN GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT AND NINE CITY MAYORS WHO WOULD LIKE TO REQUIRE MASKS IN THEIR CITIES SO FAR, HE'S DENIED THE REQUEST, LEADING ONE COUNTY JUDGE TO TAKE MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS >> NOW, THE ACTION I'M TAKING TODAY MAY BE PUSHING THE LEGAL BOUNDS A LITTLE BIT, BUT OUR ATTORNEYS BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEND THIS ORDER IN COURT

>> Reporter: A JUDGE IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA IS REQUIRING MASKS TO BE WORN IN ALL BUSINESSES THERE THERE ARE REPORTS THIS MORNING, GUYS, INDICATING THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT IS NOT GOING TO FIGHT THAT LASTLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PREPARING FOR HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY IN MONTHS IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA THAT IS A CITY THAT JUST SAW ITS SINGLE LARGEST JUMP IN COVID-19 CASES SINCE MARCH >> IT'S FADING AWAY

IT'S GOING TO FADE AWAY BUT HAVING A VACCINE WOULD BE REALLY NICE, AND THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: THAT RALLY IS EXPECTED TO DRAW TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NOW, THE MAYOR OF TULSA IS A REPUBLICAN HE SAID HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO GREETING PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE AIRPORT, BUT HE IS NOT ATTENDING THE RALLY BECAUSE OF HEALTH CONCERNS

CRAIG? >> SAM BROCK IN MIAMI, THANK YOU >>> MEANWHILE, THIS MORNING, TARGET SAYS THAT IT IS RAISING ITS MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR STARTING JULY 5th THAT'S A GOAL THE COMPANY FIRST SAT BACK IN 2017 THE $15 MINIMUM APPLIES TO BOTH PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES ALSO, FRONT LINE WORKERS AT STORES AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS WILL GET A ONE-TIME BONUS OF $200 TO RECOGNIZE THEIR WORK THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC

AND STARTING THIS WEEK, TARGET SAYS IT IS GOING TO BE OFFERING FREE VIRTUAL DOCTOR VISITS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR >>> 8:08 NOW ALL RIGHT SAVANNAH AND CRAIG, TIME FOR A LITTLE MORNING BOOST PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT MADISON HULBERG WAS RECORDING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR HER VIRTUAL GRADUATION

A STRANGER PASSED BY AND ASKED IF HE COULD JOIN HER THE RESULT WAS A MAGICAL DUET ♪ WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING ♪ ♪ AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR ♪ ♪ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT ♪ >> THAT WAS EMMANUEL HENRY, THE CLASSICALLY TRAINED OPERA SINGER CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? CRAZY MADISON SAID THE SPONTANEOUS DUET WAS A REMINDER THAT WE NEED TO BLEND IN AND HARMONIZE

>>> WE ARE BACK 8:13 NOW OUR ONGOING SERIES INEQUALITY IN AMERICA RECENT WEEKS, THIS COUNTRY HAS SEEN A MAJOR PUSH FOR POLICE REFORM PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK ACTION ON THAT, SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IT JUST DAYS AGO

>> OF COURSE, FOR MANY FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES TO POLICE VIOLENCE, THIS FIGHT HAS GONE ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS NBC'S MORGAN RADFORD RECENTLY SPOKE WITH SEVEN WOMEN WHO HAVE JOINED FORCES, USING THEIR STORIES TO MAKE A CHANGE MORGAN, GOOD MORNING I UNDERSTAND SOME OF THOSE WOMEN MET WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE HE SIGNED THAT ORDER >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, HODA

GOOD MORNING THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT THAT'S WHY THEY WANTED TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY EXPLAINED THAT, FOR THEM, THIS NOTION OF POLICE REFORM AND POLICE BRUTALITY, THESE ARE INCIDENTS THAT, FOR THEM, IS PERSONAL THAT'S WHY, NOW, THEY'RE CALLING FOR CHANGE

I CAUGHT UP WITH THEM AS THEY MET TOGETHER FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN PERSON >> OH, MY GOODNESS >> Reporter: A MOMENT OF JOY >> IN THE FLESH >> IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU FINALLY

>> Reporter: BROUGHT ABOUT BY UNIMAGINABLE PAIN >> DOING OKAY? >> YEAH >> Reporter: IN THE A SISTERHOOD THAT, UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE TO BE A PART OF >> NO >> WE WOULDN'T WISH IT ON ANYONE

>> AT ALL >> Reporter: THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT SEVEN WOMEN, ALL WHO HAVE LOST SIBLINGS WHO DIED BY POLICE OR IN POLICE CUSTODY, ALL UNARMED >> MY SISTER IS SANDRA BLAND, AND SHE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY >> MY BROTHER IS BOTHAM JEAN, AND HE DIED IN HIS APARTMENT BY A POLICE OFFICER

>> TWIN SISTER OF TERENCE CRUTCHER HE DIED LEAVING SCHOOL WITH HANDS IN THE AIR >> CHANTEL DAVIS WAS KILLED BY NYPD >> MY BROTHER, SMALL, WAS KILLED BY AN OFFICER IN FRONT OF HIS FOUR-MONTH-OLD SON >> MY SISTER, JEFFERSON, WAS MURDERED IN HER HOUSE WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH MY NEPHEW

I'M SORRY, Y'ALL >> IT'S OKAY >> DON'T APOLOGIZE >> IT IS MY SISTER, AS WELL, AND SHE WAS KILLED BY POLICE WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AND PROTECTING MY SON, ZION >> Reporter: OF THE SIX INDIVIDUAL CASES, ONLY ONE OFFICER WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER

OFFICERS IN THE OTHER FIVE CASES WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY, AWAITING TRIAL, OR ARE NO LONGER UNDER INVESTIGATION >> THAT'S A SCARY PLACE TO LIVE IN TO KNOW THAT AT ANY TIME, MY LIFE CAN BE TAKEN FROM ME, AND I'M DOING EVERYTHING I'M TOLD TO DO AND WE STILL ARE LOOKED AT AS EASY PREY EASY TARGETS

>> Reporter: HOW MANY OF YOU SAW THE VIDEOS OF YOUR LOVED ONES BEING KILLED, IF SUCH A VIDEO EXISTED? FOUR OF YOU SAW YOUR SIBLINGS DIE >> I SAW TERRENCE LYING ON THE GROUND WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY HEAD, OF MY TWIN LAYING ON THAT GROUND, LIKE ROAD KILL >> Reporter: WHAT DID THAT IMAGE DO TO YOU? >> TRAUMATIZED ME I DIDN'T WATCH GEORGE FLOYD'S VIDEO BECAUSE THE THOUGHT OF A GROWN MAN CRYING OUT FOR HIS MOM BOTHERED ME

BECAUSE THEN I STARTED TO KIND OF OBSESS OVER IT, LIKE, DID HE CALL OUT FOR OUR MOM? >> Reporter: NOW, THEY'RE CHANNELLING THAT PAIN INTO PURPOSE, PUSHING FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT CHANGES THE USE OF FORCE STANDARD, ENDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THAT PROTECTS OFFICERS FROM LAWSUITS, AND REQUIRES MORE FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF POLICE FUNDING, AS WELL AS MANDATORY PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS AND EARLIER THIS WEEK, AFTER MEETING PRIVATELY WITH FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES WERE KILLED BY POLICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON POLICE REFORMS A LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS THAT, HE SAYS, WILL RAISE THE STANDARDS FOR POLICE CONDUCT >> THESE STANDARDS WILL BE AS HIGH AND AS STRONG AS THERE IS ON EARTH >> Reporter: BUT SOME SAY THE PRESIDENT'S ORDER DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH

INCLUDING ANOTHER GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBER, THE MOTHER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE SON WAS SHOT BY TWO WHITE MEN IN GEORGIA EARLIER THIS YEAR >> I DON'T THINK IT IS ENOUGH, BUT I DO THINK IT IS A START I LIKE TO HAVE SOME LAWS IN PLACE WHERE POLICEMEN ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS >> Reporter: SO WHAT DO YOU SAY — EXCUSE ME — TO THE REST OF US WHO ARE RAISED BY BLACK MEN, WHO, WHETHER WE ARE BLACK, WHITE, OR LATINA, OR ASIAN, WILL BE RAISING BLACK MEN, WHO HAVE BROTHERS WE WANT TO PROTECT? WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE REST OF US AS WE HOPE TO PROTECT THEM, AS WE HOPE TO RAISE THEM? HOW DO WE METABOLIZE WHAT'S HAPPENING? >> LET'S BE TRANSPARENT LET'S BE HONEST

LET'S START OPENING UP CONVERSATIONS, AND TREATING CHILDREN AS THEY'RE HUMANS BECAUSE THEY'RE TREATING OUR CHILDREN LIKE THEY'RE ADULTS >> WE NEED TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION, NOT WITH JUST OUR BLACK AND BROWN MOMS AND KIDS, WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO FACE IT HEADSTRONG BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TRAUMATIZING VIDEO

OUR MAIN FOCUS IS CHANGE CHANGING THE LAWS CHANGING POLICING, IN GENERAL, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT PAIN I LIVE IT EVERY DAY THEY LIVE IT EVERY DAY

AND WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GO THROUGH THAT >> Reporter: I SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE FAMILIES WHO WERE IN THE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, AND THEY DESCRIBED THE MEETING AS CONTENTIOUS ALL EIGHT FAMILIES REFUSED THE PHOTO-OP AFTERWARDS WITH THE PRESIDENT IN THE ROSE GARDEN BECAUSE THEY SAID THAT HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER SIMPLY DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH THEY SAID WITHOUT INCLUDING A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE FIRING OF ANY OFFICER WHO HAD A PREVIOUS INFRACTION, THEY HAVEN'T CHANGED THE LAW ENOUGH, A LAW THAT COULD HAVE SAVED THEIR SIBLINGS HODA, SAVANNAH? >> MORGAN, BOY, WE SAW THEIR PAIN

WE ALSO SAW YOURS, TOO, FEELING THAT, WHEN THEY WERE DESCRIBING THE THINGS THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH HOW WAS THAT? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD I COME FROM A MULTI-CULTURAL FAMILY I WAS RAISED BY A BLACK MAN YOU'RE HEARING THEIR STORIES, AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT EMPATHIZE

YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER, HOW DO I PROTECT MY BROTHERS? HOW DO I PROTECT MY FATHER? THAT'S A PAIN THAT ECHOES, I THINK, THROUGH A LOT OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THEY REALLY GAVE A SENSE OF WHY THIS PAIN IS PERSONAL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE, AND WHY THEY'RE SAYING THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO AS A COUNTRY TO MAKE IT BETTER HODA? >> BEAUTIFULLY SAID THANK YOU, MORGAN >> THANK YOU, MORGAN

>>> LET'S PAUSE FOR A MOMENT AND GET A CHECK OF THE WEATHER FROM MR ROKER HI, AL GOOD MORNING >> WOW

THAT WAS SO POWERFUL THANK YOU, MORGAN, FOR THAT TODAY IS THE THIRD ANNUAL SHOW YOUR STRIPES DAY BASICALLY, THESE STRIPES REPRESENT THE DIFFERENCE FROM NORMAL FROM 1850 ALL THE WAY INTO 2020 ALMOST FOR OUR COUNTRY YOU CAN SEE, AS IT GETS CLOSER TO 2020, IT STARTS TO WARM UP

THE TEMPERATURES STARTING TO WARM IN FACT, WE HAVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE LOWER 48, THE FIVE STATES THAT ARE WARMING THE FASTEST, UTAH, ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, NEW JERSEY, AND DELAWARE, AS WE CONTINUE GO TO #SHOW YOUR STRIPES >> THAT IS YOUR LATEST WEATHER GUYS? >> ALL RIGHT, MR

ROKER, THANK YOU >>> LIKE MOST AMERICANS, JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISSY TEIGEN, THEY'VE SPENT THE PAST THREE MONTHS AT HOME, WITH CHRISSY USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP FANS IN THE KNOW ON THEIR FAMILY AND MORE >> THAT'S RIGHT JOHN HAS BEEN BUSY, TOO, INCLUDING THE RELEASE OF A NEW ALBUM WILLIE SPOKE WITH HIM THIS WEEK

HI, WILLIE MORNING TO YOU >> HI, WILLIE >> HI GOOD MORNING, GUYS

GOOD TO SEE YOU LONG TIME HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE FLESH SOMETIME SOON YEAH, JOHN LEGEND HAS BEEN HOLED UP IN LA

AT HOME WITH HIS WIFE, CHRISSY, HIS 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER LUNA, AND 2-YEAR-OLD SON MILES WHILE DOING THAT, FINISHING AN ALBUM CALLED "BIGGER LOVE" JOHN AND I GOT TOGETHER OVER ZOOM ME FROM NEW YORK HE IN L

A I SENSED THAT LUNA WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE INTERVIEW BECAUSE WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN HER MOVIE TO DO IT ♪ BABY, BREATHE ♪ >> Reporter: FOR JOHN LEGEND, LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN MEANS MUSIC IS NOW A FAMILY AFFAIR >> HI, LUNA ♪ JUST BREATHE ♪ >> THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME

I'M SORRY TO DISTURB YOUR DAY EVERYONE IS MAD AT YOU, WILLIE >> BETTER MAKE THIS FAST I'M UNDER THE WRATH OF LUNA WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE FOR YOU GUYS? WE KEPT TRACK OF YOU ON INSTAGRAM, CHRISSY'S INSTAGRAM

>> DESPERATE FOR CONTENT OVER HERE NO, HONESTLY, SO MUCH OF IT HAS BEEN ABOUT KEEPING THE KIDS ENTERTAINED CHRISSY IS SO GOOD AT IT >> Reporter: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THAT FAMILY TIME, LEGEND FINISHED A NEW ALBUM TITLED "BIGGER LOVE" ♪ WE GOT A BIGGER LOVE ♪ >> WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE ALBUM SINCE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC REALLY TOOK OFF IN AMERICA

I THINK SOME OF THE SONGS ACTUALLY FEEL RIGHT IN THIS MOMENT AS PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO EMERGE FROM WHAT'S BEEN A REALLY TOUGH SPRING, I THINK THEY'LL BE PRETTY UPLIFTING ♪ ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN LOVE SONGS ♪ >> Reporter: A TOUGH SPRING WHERE THE ARRIVAL OF A DEADLY VIRUS HAS BEEN FOLLOWED BY ONGOING PROTESTS OVER THE DEATHS OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND OTHERS AT THE HANDS OF POLICE I TALKED TO SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS ABOUT THAT VIDEO, THE GEORGE FLOYD VIDEO WHAT THEY SAID TO ME, WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, WILLIE, IS I SEE MYSELF UNDER THE OFFICER'S KNEE

I SEE MY DAD UNDER THE OFFICER'S KNEE MY YOUNG SON, WHO IS NOT OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE INTERACTED WITH POLICE YET, I SEE HIM SOMEDAY UNDER THAT KNEE WHAT DID YOU SEE, JOHN, WHEN YOU WATCHED THOSE 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS? >> WELL, WE DO SEE OUR FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN THAT HAPPENED MY YOUNGER BROTHER HAS A SON WHO IS 20 YEARS OLD I COULD SEE HIM IN MOMENTS LIKE THAT, HAVING A MISUNDERSTANDING WITH OFFICERS

I WORRY FOR HIM I WORRY FOR, PARTICULARLY, ONCE THEY HIT A CERTAIN AGE, AND THEIR BODY IS DEEMED AS THREATENING TO OTHER PEOPLE, THAT THEY COULD EXPERIENCE THAT SAME THING ♪ I'LL BE THERE WHEN YOU GET LONELY ♪ >> I THINK WE'VE SEEN SO MANY IMAGES OF BLACK PEOPLE IN MOURNING, OUTRAGE I FEEL LIKE THIS ALBUM IS KIND OF AN ANECDOTE TO THAT THOUGH THIS ALBUM WASN'T WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO WHAT HAPPENED JUST NOW, I THINK WE COULD ALL USE A LIFT RIGHT NOW AND SOME LOVE RIGHT NOW AND SOME JOY

♪ YOUR HEART ♪ >> AMEN TO THAT THE ALBUM IS "BIGGER LOVE" THAT IS A LITTLE TASTE SEE MY FULL INTERVIEW WITH JOHN LEGEND THIS WEEKEND ON "SUNDAY TODAY" >> WE NEED AN ANECDOTE RIGHT NOW

>> THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL, WILLIE >> YEAH >> ALL RIGHT >> EXCITED TO SEE JOHN LEGEND AND YOU, TOO, WILLIE >> WE LOVE YOU, WILLIE

MISS YOU >> YOU, TOO, GUYS >> YOU LOOK GOOD IN >>> WE'RE BACK 8:39 WITH YOUR HEALTH WHILE SO MUCH OF THE WORLD'S ATTENTION HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THE CORONAVIRUS, MANY OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND TRIALS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD, SAVANNAH

>> YEAH THAT IS AN AGONIZING WAIT FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME THERE'S VALUABLE WORK STILL BEING DONE THOUGH "TODAY" SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS JONS US WITH SOME OF IT GOOD MORNING TO YOU

>> Reporter: HEY, SAVANNAH HEY, CRAIG GOOD MORNING TO YOU WE'VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME TO BRING YOU THIS STORY WE FILMED IT BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN

THIS INCREDIBLY BRAVE FAMILY FROM BOSTON HAVE BEEN WAITING EVEN LONGER FOR A BREAKTHROUGH WHAT THEY'RE RETURNING TO IS THE KIND OF GENETIC MANIPULATION CALLED CRISPA THEY'RE HOPING IT'LL CHANGE THEIR LIVES YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET A YOUNG MAN PREPARED TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TERRY MORGAN IS 24

HE IS SUFFERING FROM A RARE FORM OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, RESTRICTING HIS GROWTH FROM AN EARLY AGE >> MY MOM USED TO GO TO SCHOOL WITH ME I DIDN'T LIKE TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT I GUESS, LIKE, I CAN THROW A BASEBALL >> Reporter: THREATENING HIM WITH AN EARLY DEATH

>> THIS IS A TOUGH DISEASE IT IS A FORGOTTEN DISEASE SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ALL BY YOURSELF FIGHTING IT >> Reporter: AND FORCING HIS FAMILY TO LIVE WITH YEARS OF WORRY >> EVERY YEAR, AS TERRY GETS OLDER, THAT FEAR AND THAT KNOT IN YOUR STOMACH BECOMES STRONGER

I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HIM MY KIDS ARE THE REASON I GET UP IN THE MORNING >> KIND OF JUST DEAL WITH IT, AND LIFE GOES ON YOU CAN'T WORRY ABOUT IT EVERY DAY >> Reporter: IT'S HARD TO LISTEN TO THAT

>> IMPACTS EVERY FACET OF YOUR LIFE AND IT IS VERY PERSONAL AS A KID, IT MAKES YOU FEEL VERY POWERLESS IT MAKES YOU FEEL VERY HOPELESS >> Reporter: TERRY'S BROTHER, RICHARD, A HARVARD GRADUATE, MADE IT HIS WORK TO GIVE TERRY AND OTHER PATIENTS WITH RARE DISEASES HOPE

>> YOU FIGHT THE BATTLE YOU'RE MEANT TO FIGHT, AND YOU DON'T GIVE UP >> Reporter: DON'T GIVE UP MORGAN CREATED A NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION WITH A NAME OF HIS WISH, PURE DISEASE >> THE PACE OF INNOVATION, I THINK, IS TOO SLOW IT IS NOT RIGHT THAT TODAY'S PATIENTS DON'T GET TO SEE TOMORROW'S CURES

IT IS A SCARY SORT OF BATTLE TO JUMP INTO >> Reporter: HE DIDN'T JUMP ALONE HE FOUND A GENETICIST AT YALE WHO ALSO SUFFERS FROM MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE, ANGELA, HE SPEAR-HEADED RESEARCH INTO A CURE, WITH A GENE EDITING TECHNIQUE CALLED CRISPA >> COULD BE A BREAKTHROUGH BECAUSE OF CRISPA APPROACH WE'RE USING

>> Reporter: WHAT IS IT? IT IS A REVOLUTION FROM THE LAB THAT COULD CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT >> THE CELLS HAVE TAKEN THE DNA OF INTEREST WHICH, IN THIS CASE, CARRIES THE CRISPA COMPONENTS >> Reporter: YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD IN THIS? >> THEORETICALLY, YES, ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: ACTING LIKE MOLECULAR SCISSORS, IT CAN SNIP A FAULTY GENE IN A STRAND, ALLOWING A REWRITING OF THE GENETIC CODE PROMISING A SOLUTION TO INCURABLE DISEASES AND INHABILITATING LIFESTYLE

>> ONCE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS, IT EXISTS IT TENDS TO ONLY GET BETTER >> Reporter: IT IS A UNIQUE WAY TO ADDRESS UNTREATABLE GENETIC CONDITIONS INDIVIDUALLY RICH IS DETERMINED TO DO THINGS ACCORDING TO THE BOOK, ONLY FASTER IS IT A RACE AGAINST TIME? >> ABSOLUTELY

WE'RE BRINGING TOGETHER THIS WHOLE TEAM TO PROVIDE CHECKS AND BALANCES DO THE RESEARCH, TALK TO FDA, THEN DO SOME MORE RESEARCH, THEN WE GO FOR ARRIVAL >> Reporter: IF THE FDA APPROVAL FOR THE TRIAL COMES THROUGH, TERRY WILL BE HIS OWN GUINEA PIG LATER THIS YEAR >> THERE WAS REALLY NOTHING OUT THERE FOR US, FOR ME NOW, RICHARD IS WORKING ON, YOU KNOW, FINDING A CURE, YOU KNOW

WE HAVE A LITTLE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL TWO YEARS AGO, IT WAS ALL BLACK >> I HOPE THAT TERRY PAVES THE WAY FOR OTHERS AND THAT NO FAMILY HAS TO SUFFER AGAIN >> Reporter: TERRY SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE

A LIFE TO WIN AND THIS TREATMENT COULD HOLD OUT HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, FOR EXAMPLE IT IS NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY, BUT IT IS HOPE >> I'M TOUCHED BY HIS BROTHER MAKING IT HIS LIFE'S MISSION

WHAT RISKS DOES THIS NEW SCIENCE AND TRIAL INVOLVE? YOU TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS WHAT ABOUT THE RISKS? >> Reporter: YEAH I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THERE IS A DANGER FOR TERRY, THAT HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD OVERREACT I MEAN, IT IS A LIFE-THREATENING DANGER SO HE IS GOING TO BE A PIONEER

HE IS GOING TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF THIS, TAKING A RISK FOR HIMSELF, AS YOU SAW THERE, BUT ALSO, OF COURSE, FOR MANY OTHERS YOU KNOW, SAVANNAH, YOU LOOK AT TERRY, AND HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE STRONGEST GUY I SPENT A SHORT TIME WITH HIM, AND I CAN TELL YOU, HE IS SO STRONG I DON'T THINK HIS FAMILY WOULD MIND SAYING, HE IS THE STRONGEST AMONGST THEM, SAVANNAH? >> HE SURE SEEMS THAT WAY COURAGEOUS, AS >>> GOOD MORNING

CHARGED ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED FOR THE ATLANTA OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >> AT THE TIME MR BROOKS WAS SHOT, THAT HE DID NOT POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT >> THE FIRED OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER

THIS MORNING, DISTURBING, NEW DETAILS ON WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FATAL SHOTS AS WE HEAR FROM RAYSHARD BROOKS HIMSELF IN A NEWLY REVEALED INTERVIEW FROM MONTHS AGO >> I'M TRYING I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP, YOU KNOW? AND I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> THIS MORNING, HIS WIDOW JOINS US LIVE

>>> BOLTON BOMBSHELLS THE FIRST EXCERPTS FROM THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER'S EXPLOSIVE MEMOIR GO PUBLIC PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF ASKING CHINA TO HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED, AND OFFERING HIS OWN HELP TO DICTATORS OVERNIGHT, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING A NEW EMERGENCY ORDER TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S RELEASE AND THE PRESIDENT WEIGHING IN

>> HE BROKE THE LAW VERY SIMPLE >>> SUPER SPREADERS >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> NEW FEARS OVER THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES, AND WHERE PEOPLE ARE BEING INFECTED AS THE NATION REOPENS

>>> DEEPENING JOBS CRISIS SHOCKING IMAGES IN KENTUCKY THOUSANDS LINED UP FOR HOURS IN THE HOPES OF RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ANOTHER 1 MILLION AMERICANS EXPECTED TO FILE FOR JOBLESS CLAIMS TODAY >>> THOSE STORIES, PLUS, MUSIC'S LEGEND

>> WE COULD ALL USE A LIFT RIGHT NOW AND SOME LOVE RIGHT NOW AND SOME JOY >> JOHN LEGEND OPENS UP TO WILLIE, SHARING AN UPLIFTING AND TIMELY MESSAGE TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2020 >> Announcer: FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS "TODAY" WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB, LIVE FROM STUDIO 1A IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA >> HEY, EVERYBODY

WELCOME TO "TODAY" IT'S A THURSDAY MORNING WE'RE SO HAPPY THAT YOU MADE US PART OF YOUR MORNING GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH >> WE ARE, HODA

GOOD MORNING WHAT AN IMAGE THAT WE'VE SEEN IN KENTUCKY OF COURSE, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS EVERY WEEK OR SO, WE TALK ABOUT THE JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE BEING FILED HERE IS THE LIVING PROOF

HERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED THIS IS A LINE OF FOLKS IN NEED OF HELP IT STRETCHED ON AND ON THIS HAPPENED IN KENTUCKY WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THAT STORY AND THE JOBLESS NUMBERS WE'RE EXPECTING TODAY IN A FEW

>> YEAH THEY WERE WAITING IN LINE SIX HOURS ALL THEY WANTED TO DO WAS SPEAK TO A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY RESULTS YEAH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE ON THAT >>> WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE RAYSHARD BROOKS CASE

SIX DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH, CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST BOTH OF THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING WE'LL SPEAK WITH BROOKS' WIDOW IN A MOMENT FIRST, BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE VERY LATEST ON THE CASE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THOSE TWO OFFICERS HAVE UNTIL 6:00 PM TODAY TO TURN THEMSELVES IN NOW, THE KEY FINDING FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HE SAYS THAT BROOKS DID NOT PRESENT HIMSELF AS A THREAT TO THE OFFICERS IN FACT, HE POINTED OUT THAT THE OFFICERS KNEW THAT THE TASER HE WAS CARRYING HAD BEEN FIRED TWICE AND WAS NO LONGER DANGEROUS

THIS MORNING, THE ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH OF THOSE OFFICERS ARE SPEAKING OUT, AND THEY'RE SLAMMING WHAT THEY CALL A RUSHED PROCESS BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY THIS MORNING, WE'RE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAYSHARD BROOKS FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK, SPEAKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE BEING INCARCERATED >> LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW IT'S JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE

YOU KNOW, NOT — NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> Reporter: THE COMPANY, WHICH FOCUSES ON FIGHTING INCARCERATION, POSTED AN AD ON CRAIG'S LIST, LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES OF NAVIGATING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS, IT HARDENED ME IT HARDENED ME AT A POINT I'M TRYING

YOU KNOW, I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP YOU KNOW? I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> Reporter: IT COMES AS PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM DID NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS, DURING THE 2 MINUTES AND IS 12 SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE ACTUALLY KICKED MR BROOKS WHILE HE LAID ON THE GROUND, WHILE HE WAS THERE FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE

THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER BROSNAN, ACTUALLY STOOD ON MR BROOKS' SHOULDERS WHILE HE WAS THERE STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BOTH OFFICERS ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE, WHO WAS TERMINATED, IS FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS, FELONY MURDER AFTER FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS, PROSECUTORS SAY ROLFE SAID THESE WORDS

>> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, "I GOT IT" >> Reporter: THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OATH VIOLATION FOR TOMIKA MILLER, BROOKS' WIDOW, HEARING THE WORDS FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT WAS A GUT PUNCH >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE FELT, SEEING IT MYSELF BUT JUST HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH, I FELT IT MYSELF

AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> Reporter: LAST FRIDAY, THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY FOR MORE THAN 40 MINUTES, VIDEO SHOWS BROOKS STRUGGLING WITH THE OFFICERS ONCE THEY TRIED TO ARREST HIM GRABBING ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RUNNING BEFORE THE DA SAYS HE TURNED AROUND AND FIRED THAT TASER AT THEM

ROLFE RESPONDED WITH TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN OVERNIGHT ON FOX NEWS >> YOU CAN'T RESIST A POLICE OFFICER YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY SAD, VERY, VERY SAD THING

LOOK, YOU REALLY — YOU TAKE A LOOK IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT OF CONTROL >> Reporter: GUYS, THIS MORNING, THE OFFICERS FOR THE — THE ATTORNEYS, RATHER, FOR THE OFFICERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOTH ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENTS DID, IN FACT, RENDER AID TO BROOKS

AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED WHILE AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER BROSNAN IS CALLING THIS A RUSH TO MISJUDGMENT OVERNIGHT, SAVANNAH, THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION CONFIRMED TO US AFTER THE CHARGES WERE ANNOUNCED, A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AROUND THE CITY WALKED OFF THE JOB OTHERS WERE RADIO SILENT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES, HE SAYS HE SAYS THAT THIS WAS NOT A STRIKE OR A COORDINATED EFFORT

HE SAID IT IS NOT A SO-CALLED BLUE FLU, BUT, RATHER, OFFICERS SAYING THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> WE'RE JOINED NOW BY TOTOMIK MILLER, BROOKS' WIDOW, AND JOINED BY HER ATTORNEY, CHRIS STEWART WITH OUR CONDOLENCES, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH

FOUR DAYS AGO, YOU LEARNED THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS KILLED NOW, TODAY, THE OFFICERS INVOLVED WILL FACE CHARGES ONE OF THEM, THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON, FACES CHARGES THAT COULD BRING THE DEATH PENALTY HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE CHARGES? >> EVERYTHING IS JUST PRETTY MUCH BREATHTAKING I DON'T KNOW HOW THINGS WILL GO FROM HERE, BUT I'M JUST PRAYING THAT EVERYTHING WILL GO THROUGH AS GOD WILLS

IT'S JUST VERY EMOTIONAL FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP, AND ALL I CAN KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE NO MATTER HOW MANY CHARGES THEY FACE, IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A DAY WHERE I SEE HIM WALK THROUGH THE DOOR, OR HE'S LAUGHING WITH HIS KIDS AGAIN, OR HE'S TRYING TO DO HIS BEST IN LIFE AND BECOME THE BEST MAN HE WANTS TO BE FOR HIS FAMILY SO I'M GLAD ABOUT THE CHARGES, BUT I WANT TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH

>> MR STEWART, AS I TURN TO YOU, THERE WERE SOME REALLY DISTURBING FACTS REVEALED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY YESTERDAY ABOUT THE WAY THAT MR BROOKS WAS TREATED AFTER THE SHOOTING, ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, WHO SAID HE WASN'T GIVEN AID AFTER TWO MINUTES, WHICH IS SOMETHING THE OFFICERS ARE NOW DENYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS KICKED

THAT ONE OF THE OFFICERS SAID, "I GOT HIM," THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTORS HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE CASE? >> JUST WATCH THE VIDEO I MEAN, IF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD TAKEN TWO YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION, THE UNION AND THESE OFFICERS STILL WOULD HAVE SAID IT WAS A RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND THAT IT WAS WRONG YOU JUST CAN'T WIN IF YOU TRY TO CHARGE A POLICE OFFICER SO IT DOESN'T MATTER

THEY'RE WRONG THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WE'RE JUST GOING TO WAIT AND LET IT PLAY OUT, AND HOPE THAT WE FINALLY GET JUSTICE FOR RAYSHARD >> MR STEWART, I SHOULD MENTION, BECAUSE THE LEGAL TEAM FOR OFFICER ROLFE, WHO WAS THE ONE WHO FIRED HIS WEAPON, PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING THAT MR

BROOKS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED TWO OFFICERS, DISARMED ONE OF THEM BY TAKING HIS TASER, AND HE SAID, WHEN MR BROOKS TURNED AND POINTED AN OBJECT AT OFFICER ROLFE, ANY OFFICER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED HE INTENDED TO DISARM, DISABLE, OR SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT DEFENSE? >> I SAY THAT — >> OH, I THINK WE JUST, UNFORTUNATELY, JUST — I STILL HAVE MS MILLER WITH ME I GUESS I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION, MS

MILLER, WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE HOW DO YOU SEE THIS INTERACTION? >> I MEAN, IT IS RIDICULOUS IT IS STILL UNJUSTIFIED, REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY FEEL IT'S UNJUSTIFIED THE DISTANCE OF HIM RUNNING AWAY, IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER WENT TO THAT, YOU KNOW? IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVEN GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HIM HAVING TO FEEL LIKE HE HAD TO DEFEND HIMSELF

HE WAS NEVER TOLD WHY HE WAS BEING ARRESTED FOR THEM TO TRY TO DEFEND AND JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS IS RIDICULOUS TO ME IT REALLY IS >> AND I THINK WE HAVE — AND I WANT TO GET YOUR LAWYER'S OPINION ON IT, AS WELL BECAUSE THIS IS LIKELY, MR

STEWART, WHERE THE LEGAL CASE IS GOING >> YEAH >> I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO WHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> YEAH THE SHOT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE AS MR

BROOKS HAD TURNED BACK AROUND AND WAS RUNNING, 18 FEET AWAY, AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID A TASER IS A NON-LETHAL WEAPON WHEN IT IS USED ON VICTIMS ALL THE TIME, THE DEFENSE IS THE OPPOSITE THE DEFENSE SAYS, "IT'S A NON-LETHAL WEAPON IT'S NOT LIFE THREATENING

IT IS USED AND TRAINED TO BE USED IN THESE SITUATIONS" YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS SO IS IT NON-LETHAL, OR IS IT LETHAL? >> I UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSE I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT AN OFFICER IS FINALLY CHARGED FOR ONE THINK ABOUT HOW UPSET ALL OF THE VICTIMS ARE

JUST BE FAIR AND LOOK AT BOTH SIDES LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT JUSTICE COMES TO BOTH SIDES FOR ONCE, IT'S COMING TO THE VICTIM >> AND, MS

MILLER, I WANTED TO JUST ASK YOU A SIMPLE QUESTION, BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP YOU HAVE FOUR KIDS ONE JUST HAD HER 8th BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY HER DAD DIED JUST HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE THE KIDS DOING? >> I CAN'T SAY I'M DOING WELL, BECAUSE I'M NOT IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SLEEP

EVERY DAY, I'M PRAYING I'M PRAYING TO GET THROUGH IT I'M PRAYING FOR STRENGTH I WAKE UP, AND MY DAUGHTER IS CRYING SHE'S CRYING OUT FOR HER DAD, THE LITTLE ONE

NOT JUST THE 8-YEAR-OLD I HAVE MY OTHER CHILDREN MOURNING FOR THEIR DAD, AND THEY MISS HIM DEARLY SO I WISH THAT I COULD SAY I'M DOING WELL, BUT I'M NOT >> IT'S AN HONEST ANSWER, AND IT IS AN UNDERSTANDABLE ONE, GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT'S GONE ON MS

MILLER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MR STEWART, TO YOU, AS WELL WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US AND SHARING YOUR PERSPECTIVE >>> IT'S ABOUT 13 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR NOW

I'LL SEND IT TO YOU, HODA >> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU CRAIG JOINS THE TABLE NOW ANOTHER MAJOR STORY WE'RE FOLLOWING >> WE ARE, INDEED

NBC NEWS HAS EXPLOSIVE, NEW DETAILS FROM THE NEW BOOK FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, JOHN BOLTON THIS AS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAKES ANOTHER EMERGENCY MOVE, TRYING TO BLOCK ITS PUBLICATION NBC'S WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS PETER, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: CRAIG, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THIS IS A BLISTERING BOOK FROM JOHN BOLTON ONCE ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ADVISERS A LONG-TIME, LOYAL REPUBLICAN BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP AS IRRATIONAL AND FOOLISH ARGUING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S THINKING IS NOT GROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY OR ANY GRAND STRATEGY, THAT IT IS SIMPLY GROUNDED IN TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS OVERNIGHT BASHING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON

>> HE BROKE THE LAW VERY SIMPLE I MEAN, AS MUCH AS IT'S GOING TO BE BROKEN THIS IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED THAT'S THE HIGHEST STAGE

IT'S HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT ALSO CALLING BOLTON A LIAR, TELLING THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL," "EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED JOHN BOLTON" IN HIS NEW BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON DELIVERS A SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF HIS OLD BOSS BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS EASILY FLATTERED BY AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE HIM BOLTON DESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TO ABC NEWS

>> I THINK PUTIN THINKS HE CAN PLAY HIM LIKE A FIDDLE I THINK PUTIN IS SMART, TOUGH I THINK HE SEES THAT HE'S NOT FACED WITH A SERIOUS ADVERSARY HERE I DON'T THINK HE IS WORRIED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> Reporter: BOLTON WRITES THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO INTERVENE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, LIKE CHINA AND TURKEY, AS PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED

THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR ON THAT FRONT, AND ON HIS PERSONAL LEGAL ISSUES, STUNNED BOLTON, WHO DESCRIBED IT AS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAYS HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR >> I THINK HE WAS SO FOCUSED ON THE RE-ELECTION, THAT LONGER TERM CONSIDERATIONS FELL BY THE WAYSIDE SO IF HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH KIM JONG-UN AT THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE IN KOREA, THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS ON THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND THE PRESS REACTION TO IT, AND LITTLE OR NO FOCUS ON WHAT SUCH MEETINGS DID FOR THE BARGAINING POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: DURING NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI, BOLTON SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE CHINESE LEADER TO BUY AMERICAN SOYBEANS AND WHEAT TO BOOST HIS ELECTORAL PROSPECTS IN FARM STATES

PLEADING WITH XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T KNOW BRITAIN AS A NUCLEAR POWER, AND ASKED IF FINLAND IS A PART OF RUSSIA AND DURING A MEETING, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE, INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP, SAYING, "HE IS SO FULL OF" EXPLETIVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON BOLTON'S ACCUSATIONS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SAID BOLTON MISCHARACTERIZED HIS CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM BARR

OVERNIGHT, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ASKED A FEDERAL COURT FOR AN IMMEDIATE ORDER TO DELAY THE RELEASE OF BOLTON'S BOOK, ARGUING IT CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, SOMETHING BOLTON'S LAWYER REPEATEDLY DENIED OF COURSE, IT MAY BE TOO LATE IT'S MOST DAMNING ACCUSATIONS, CRAIG, ARE OUT THERE >> PETER, THANK YOU >>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IS EXPECTED TO REPORT THAT ANOTHER 1

3 MILLION AMERICANS FILED JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK THAT WOULD PUSH THE TOTAL TO OVER 45 MILLION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> MEANWHILE, HUNDREDS OF FOLKS LINED UP ON THE KENTUCKY STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS WEDNESDAY ALL OF THEM HOPING TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT HELP MANY OF THEM FRUSTRATED AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY BENEFITS OR UPDATES ON THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

>> I'M HERE TO HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF RESPONSES THAT THEY HAD WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE WE PUT YOU IN THE POSITION YOU'RE IN YOU NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> PEOPLE IN LINE SAY THEY WANTED TO SIMPLY TALK TO AN ACTUAL PERSON, RATHER THAN WAITING BY THE COMPUTER FOR A RESPONSE THAT NEVER COMES

>> THERE IS A TIME LAPSE, BY THE WAY, OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE THAT IS JARRING TO THINK, ALL THE PEOPLE LINED UP THEY'RE NOT GETTING A CHECK THEY WANT TO MEET A HUMAN BEING, FILL OUT A FORM, AND HAND IT IN, SO THEY CAN GET THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT MONEY IT IS FRUSTRATING, I CAN IMAGINE

>> ABSOLUTELY >>> GUYS, IT'S THAT TIME OF THE MORNING WHEN WE CHECK THE WEATHER FOR THAT, THERE'S NO BETTER PERSON TO SAY GOOD MORNING TO THAN OUR AL HI, AL HOW YOU DOING? >> HEY, GUYS

GOOD MORNING GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU WE'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW SOME ACTIVITY ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD FROM FLORIDA ALL THE WAY UP TO THE APPALACHIANS WE'RE GOING TO ALSO WATCH A COLD FRONT PUSHING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'LL BRING SOME PROBLEMS

WIDESPREAD STORMS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC TODAY HEAVY RAIN WILL DROP ACROSS FLORIDA AND CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND IT'S UNSETTLED ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD TOMORROW, WITH SCATTERED STORMS FROM OHIO TO THE GULF COAST MORE SOAKING RAIN DOWN FOR FLORIDA RAINFALL AMOUNTS FOR MINNEAPOLIS TO TEXAS, ABOUT 1 TO 2 INCHES

THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS GOING TO BE DOWN IN FLORIDA WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT FLOODING ISSUES BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT LOCALLY 4 TO 6 INCHES OF >>> 7:30 NOW IT'S THURSDAY MORNING, THE 18th OF JUNE, 2020 THERE'S A SIGHT WE'VE BEEN MISSING A LOOK AT OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD, ROCKEFELLER PLAZA

FLAGS FLYING LOOKS LIKE A NICE BREEZE A LITTLE MORE ACTIVITY ON THE STREETS IT IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY FOR A LOT OF THE COUNTRY AL HAS HIS FORECAST JUST AHEAD

>> PICKING UP OUTSIDE >> LET US START — YES, IT IS IT IS A HOPEFUL SIGN >>> SOON, OUR PLAZA WILL BE FULL LET'S GET TO YOUR 7:30 HEADLINES

THE FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER WHO FATALLY SHOT RAYSHARD BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER GARRETT ROLFE IS FACING 11 CHARGES, INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS CHARGE OF FELONY MURDER, WHICH COULD CARRY THE DEATH PENALTY THE SECOND OFFICER, BROSNAN, FACES CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND VIOLATION OF HIS OATH BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS IN ATLANTA AND ALSO THE RESIGNATION OF THE POLICE CHIEF 24 HOURS LATER >>> MORE EVACUATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE MASSIVE HORN FIRE, NORTHEAST OF TUCSON

24,000 ACRES CONSUMED MORE THAN 700 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING THE FLAMES THERE THE BUSH FIRE NEAR PHOENIX HAS EXPLODED TO MORE THAN 100,000 ACRES THAT FIRE BEING FANNED BY DRY, WINDY CONDITIONS, IS JUST 5% CONTAINED >>> NOW TO A REALLY FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER OFF THE COAST OF AUSTRALIA

A PAIR OF TEENAGE SIBLINGS WERE SNORKELING WHEN THEY CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH A SHARK THE BROTHER AND SISTER WERE 150 YARDS OFFSHORE WHEN A LARGE SHARK APPROACHED THEM THEY QUICKLY SWAM AWAY, AND AT ONE POINT, THE 16-YEAR-OLD SCREAMS I MEAN, THAT APPEARED TO STARTLE THE SHARK, MAKE IT TURN AROUND THE TEENS SWAM SAFELY BACK TO SHORE

MOM SAID THE KIDS WERE RATTLED BY THE ENCOUNTER, BUT SHE BELIEVES THE KIDS WILL BE BACK IN THE WATER IN THE NEAR FUTURE >> WOULDN'T BE ME WOULDN'T BE ME >> IF I WERE THE MOTHER — >> NOPE >> NO, YOU'RE NOT

>> NOPE >> NO, YOU WON'T BE YOU'LL BE WATCHING NETFLIX >>> GUYS, WE MOVE NOW TO MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED FOR TULSA, OKLAHOMA CASES OF THE VIRUS THERE ARE RISING SHARPLY, DESPITE WARNINGS FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS

THE EVENT IS MOVING AHEAD, AND PEOPLE ARE ALREADY LINING UP THEY WANT TO BE THERE MORGAN CHESKY MADE HIS WAY TO TULSA FOR US MORGAN, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

48 HOURS AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL, AND YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ALREADY OUTSIDE WHAT'S EXPECTED TO BE A PACKED ARENA ON WEDNESDAY, A STATE COURT SHOT DOWN A LAWSUIT THAT WOULD HAVE MANDATED PEOPLE WEAR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE INSIDE NOW, THE GROUP IS APPEALING TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT IN THE MEANTIME, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS ANYONE WHO COMES HERE SATURDAY FACING THE SAME THREAT AS THEY WOULD GOING TO A BASEBALL GAME

OUTSIDE TULSA'S BOK ARENA, A GROWING LINE OF SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THIS SATURDAY >> THIS WILL BE 36 RALLIES IN 19 DIFFERENT STATES >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT, OVERNIGHT, SAYING HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDRESSING A BIG CROWD >> THERE'S JUST A HUNGER FOR THE RALLIES I ENJOY DOING THEM

>> Reporter: WHILE SEEMING TO DOWNPLAY THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S FADING AWAY IT'S GOING TO FADE AWAY BUT HAVING A VACCINE WOULD BE REALLY NICE THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

>> Reporter: THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS IN A CITY THAT'S SEEN A RECENT INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND A MORE THAN 100% SPIKE IN CASES OVER THE PAST WEEK TULSA ACCOUNTING FOR 96 OF OKLAHOMA'S 228 NEW CASES TUESDAY, PROMPTING WARNINGS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS >> LET ME BE CLEAR, ANYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND A LARGE-SCALE GATHERING WILL FACE AN INCREASED RISK OF BECOMING INFECTED WITH COVID-19 >> Reporter: URGING THOSE IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGOIES TO WATCH FROM HOME

TULSA'S MAYOR, A REPUBLICAN, CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT AN HONOR, BUT SAYS HE'LL GREET PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE AIRPORT BUT NOT ATTEND THE RALLY >> ANY RATIONAL PERSON LOOKING AT ANY LARGE GROUPING OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND AND THAT'S NOT JUST THIS RALLY THAT'S ANY GATHERING >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WILL PERFORM TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND PROVIDE MASKS, BUT WON'T REQUIRE ATTENDEES TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM

JOE BIDEN BLASTING THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO HOLD A LARGE-SCALE RALLY, AS CONTRARY TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S OWN ADVICE BIDEN CRITICIZING THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC AS, QUOTE, SLOW AND BUNGLED >> DONALD TRUMP'S FAILURE TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS WITH THE SAME ENERGY AND FOCUS THAT HE USED TO TROLL HIS ENEMIES ON TWITTER HAS COST US LIVES >> Reporter: BACK IN TULSA, SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS WHO ARE ALREADY IN LINE FOR SATURDAY SAY THEY'RE NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PANDEMIC >> AM I GOING TO WEAR A MASK? NO, NO

>> Reporter: THIS MORNING, EXPERTS ARE REITERATING THAT IF YOU WEAR A MASK CORRECTLY, IT WILL PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE SICK OR ASYMPTOMATIC MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS BEFORE ANYONE CAN STEP FOOT INSIDE THE BUILDING, PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER, STATING THAT THEY WON'T SUE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHOULD THEY ENTER THIS RALLY SAVANNAH, WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH IN-DEPTH TODAY AS STATES START TO REOPEN POPULAR VENUES LIKE BARS, NIGHTCLUBS, THETHEATERS, EVEN CHURCHES NOW THERE IS NEW CONCERN THE PLACES COULD BE HOT SPOTS FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

>> WE SAW ONE HEADLINE MAKE AN EXAMPLE IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA JOE FRYER JOINS US WITH MORE GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HEY, GOOD MORNING, GUYS RESEARCH FINDS THE VAST MAJORITY OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE CAUSED NOT BY TOUCHING CONTAMINATED SURFACES BUT BY PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSMISSION

THE CONCERN GOES BEYOND COUGHING AND SNEEZING, RAISING NEW ALARMS, AS ALL 50 STATES REOPEN AND PEOPLE VENTURE OUT IN PUBLIC THEY'RE CALLED SUPERSPREADERS LARGE, CLOSE GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON TO AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> Reporter: DARA SWEAT AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR WITHOUT MASKS

DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK, AND ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S TERRIFYING IT'S TRUY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIEGTNI YOU THINK YOU'LL GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK

>> Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT TO BE SPREAD MAINLY PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST, AND VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING, BUT ALSO LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE BACK IN MARCH, MEMBERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER AND REFRAINED FROM CLOSE CONTACT STILL, 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED, AND TWO DIES

>> THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAT IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN SPREAD, EXCEPT BY AEROSOL FROM US BREATHING IN AND OUT AND SINGING THAT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY >> Reporter: THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN CHURCHES >> DEEP BREATHS, YOU'RE LOUD, PROPELLING WITH YOUR VOICE, IT TRAVELS FURTHER SAME THING WITH PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT THAT YOU'RE BLOWING INTO, LIKE A SAXOPHONE OR CLARINET

SO, LIKE, SCHOOL BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT, ARE OF CONCERN >> Reporter: FOR THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE, DARA SAYS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT IS A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME WE CAN GO OUT AND HANDLE THAT WITHOUT THERE BEING REPERCUSSIONS >> JOE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD THAT THE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS ARE LESS RISKY BECAUSE THEY'RE OPEN AIR, BUT WE'VE SEEN ALL THE PROTESTS AND THE CROWDS ARE OFFICIALS CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE TYPES OF GATHERINGS? >> Reporter: YEAH, HODA

THAT'S RIGHT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT LARGE OUTDOOR GATHERINGS LIKE PROTESTS AND MARCHES, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS HARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND NOT EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE HAS PREDICTED A POSSIBLE SURGE IN CASES FROM THOSE EVENTS BY THE END OF THE MONTH BACK TO YOU GUYS >> ALL RIGHT

JOE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ALL RIGHT SO LET'S SWITCH GEARS NOW IT IS AL'S FORECAST YOU MENTIONED THOSE FIRES DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST

I KNOW IT'S RIGHT NEAR MY MOM'S HOUSE, AL I KNOW YOU'RE TRACKING THAT, AS WELL >> THAT'S RIGHT WE'VE GOT SEVERAL OF THEM ACTUALLY MAGNUM FIRE, THE BUSH FIRE JUST OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX, AND THE BIG HORN FIRE AS YOU GET CLOSER TO THE — TO TUCSON

WE'RE WATCHING THAT THE BUSH FIRE IS OVER 104,000 ACRES, 5% CONTAINED IT'S THE SEVENTH LARGEST FIRE IN ARIZONA HISTORY WE'VE GOT AN ELEVATED FIRE RISK FOR PARTS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, AS WELL WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS

REST OF THE COUNTRY, VALLEY HEAT WILL CONTINUE, SO FIRE DANGER PROBABLY STARTING TO GET A LITTLE ELEVATED IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA STRONG STORMS COMING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAKING ITS WAY UP TO THE NORTH IT SHOULD STAY DRY INTO THE NORTHEAST IN FACT, PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND, >>> WE'RE BACK ON A THURSDAY MORNING WITH WHAT MANY SEE AS A CULTURAL RECKONING IN AMERICA

>> WE TOLD YOU THE DECISION BY QUAKER OATS TO SCRAP THE AUNT JEMIMA BRAND AFTER ACKNOWLEDGING IT WAS BASED ON RACIAL STEREOTYPES THIS MORNING, OTHER COMPANIES ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO DO THE SAME NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK JOINS US WITH DETAILS ON THIS ONE HEY, STEPH >> Reporter: CRAIG, GOOD MORNING

THAT'S RIGHT, DECISION TO SCRAP AUNT JEMIMA RATCHETING UP THE PRESSURE ON OTHER COMPANIES CRITICS HAVE CALLED THIS MOVE DISINGENUOUS, WHILE OTHERS SAY IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND A LONG TIME COMING AUNT JEMIMA SYRUP AND PANCAKE MIX ARE LONGTIME STAPLES OF THE AMERICAN BREAKFAST >> GREETINGS, FOLKS GREETINGS

THIS IS YOUR OLD FRIEND, AUNT JEMIMA >> Reporter: NOW BEING REBRANDED QUAKER, THE LATEST COMPANY TO TAKE ACTION, AS DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING >> Reporter: QUAKER ANNOUNCED THE CHANGE IN A STATEMENT, SAYING, IN PART, WE RECOGNIZE AUNT JEMIMA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE, PROMISING TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD RACIAL EQUALITY, AND PLEDGING $400 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS TO LIFT UP BLACK COMMUNITIES

THE NAME AUNT JEMIMA COMES FROM A 19th CENTURY SHOW, A SMILING MAMMY WHO GLORIFIED THE KITCHEN SLAVE >> IT GREW OUT OF THE TRADITION OF WHITE FOLK WEARING BLACK FACE, AND EVEN FORCING BLACK ACTORS TO WEAR BLACK FACE, TO MIMIC AFRICAN-AMERICANS >> Reporter: LAND-O-LAKESNDIAN PACKAGING THE CLEVELAND INDIANS REMOVED THEIR LOGO ON THE FIELD AND NATIONALLY >> MY PANCAKES HAVE A BUTTER FLAVOR

>> Reporter: MRS BUTTER WORTH'S AND CREAM OF WHEAT PACKAGING IS UNDER REVIEW MARS, THE COMPANY BEHIND UNCLE BEN'S RICE, ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING, IN PART, NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND, WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW OR WHEN IT'LL HAPPEN THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR CHANGE SAY IT IS LONG OVERDUE >> IT IS ALSO A NECESSARY CHANGE

BECAUSE THESE CORPORATIONS OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPACE AND THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION >> Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA ALSO LIGHTING UP WITH DEBATES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE IMAGES, WHILE A TIKTOK VIDEO GOING VIRAL HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT >> COOKING PANCAKES AND TELLING PEOPLE STORIES OF THE GOOD OLD SOUTH >> Reporter: THE PRESSURE IS MOUNTING ON OTHER BRANDS AND LOGOS THAT HAVE RESISTED CALLS TO CHANGE, LIKE THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHIQUITA BANANA AND ESKIMO PIES

THE CALLS FOR CHANGE ARE LOUDER, AND CORPORATE AMERICA IS RESPONDING >> BLACK LIVES MATTER, PEOPLE, EVEN DURING BREAKFAST >> THIS RECKONING THAT SO MANY COMPANIES ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, IT ALSO SEEMS TO BE EXTENDING BEYOND BRAND IMAGES AND NAMES, RIGHT? >> Reporter: YEAH, IT IS THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, TOO, HERE, CRAIG TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

THERE ARE A COUPLE EXAMPLES ADIDAS PROMISED TO FUND 50 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS THE BRAND SEPHORA, THE MAKEUP BRAND, DECIDED TO DEDICATE 15% OF ITS COUNTER SPACE TO COMPANIES THAT HAVE BLACK OWNERS SO YOU SEE ALL OF THESE MOVES VERY QUICK AND EASY MOVES IN THE SHORT-TERM RIGHT NOW WHAT WILL LIKELY BE MORE DIFFICULT IS GRAPPLING WITH THE LONG-TERM CULTURAL CHANGE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR

CRAIG? >> STEPHANIE GOSK FOR US THERE STEPH, THANK YOU >>> ALSO WORD YESTERDAY THAT NETFLIX WAS CONTRIBUTING SOME $120 MILLION THE CEO AND HIS TEST TEST, TEST YOUR MAC YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> BREAKING NEWS

>> YOU PEOPLE GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >>> AND WE HAVE A LOOK LIVE WEEKDAYS >>> IT IS 8:00 ON TODAY COMING UP IN HIS OWN WORDS >> I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE UP

I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >>> A NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO OF RAYSHARD BROOKS THIS MORNING'S WIDOW IS SPEAKING OUT ON TODAY >> IT IS EMOTIONAL ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE

>> Reporter: PLUS NEW HOTSPOTS >> YOU THINK IT IS PREMATURE FOR PEOPLE TO GO INTO BARS AND RESTAURANTS? >> NO, NOT REALLY >> Reporter: CORONAVIRUS CASES SKYROCKET AS OFFICIALS PLEAD FOR NEW GUIDELINES >> WE CAN ONLY SAY TO WEAR A MASK SO MANY TIMES >> THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME, I'M SORRY TO DISTURB YOUR DAY

>>> IN ONE-ON- ONE WITH JOHN LEGEND TO TALK ABOUT LIFE AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE, HIS MUSIC AND WHAT IT MEANS IN THIS MOMENT TODAY IS THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020 >> THIS IS SERENA >> THIS IS MARCUS >>> THIS IS A NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE

>>> GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY BREAKING NEWS FROM THE SUPREME COURT WITH A DECISION THAT WILL IMPACT SO- CALLED DREAMERS WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY BY IMMIGRANT PARENTS WHO WERE HERE ILLEGALLY THEIR STATUS IN LIMBO AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TRIED TO IN THE PROGRAM KNOWN AS DACA PETE WILLIAMS JOINS US NOW FROM WASHINGTON GOOD MORNING, WHAT DOES THE DECISION SAY? >> ANOTHER BIG SURPRISE

THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WRONGLY TRIED TO SHUT DOC A DOWN AND IT IS GOING TO SURVIVE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN TRY AGAIN TO SHUT IT DOWN, BUT THAT SEEMS UNLIKELY THEY WOULD DO DURING A CONVICT ELECTION-YEAR THIS IS YOUNG PEOPLE BROUGHT TO THE US BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PARENTS CAN STAY IN THE U

S AS LONG AS THEY MEET CERTAIN CONDITIONS THEY HAVE TO BE UNDER 16 AND SO FORTH IT WAS SET UP BY EXECUTIVE ORDER BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND NOBODY HAS DISPUTED THAT IF PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTED TO THAT BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, HE COULD SHUT IT DOWN THAT IS NOT WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DID

INSTEAD, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE TIME, JEFF SESSIONS, SAID THAT DOC A WAS UNFAIRLY SET UP A NUMBER OF STATES IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SUED SAYING IT CAN'T BE RIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE A PROGRAM THAT MANY DO AND ON, ANOTHER LAW SAYS YOU CANNOT SHUT IT DOWN WITHOUT GOING THROUGH CERTAIN PROCEDURES TODAY THE SUPREME COURT BY A 5-4 DECISION, I'M CHECKING MY NOTES HERE IT IS A 5-4 DECISION SAID THEY WENT ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY

SURPRISINGLY, THIS WAS WRITTEN BY CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND WE HAVE A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT WITH AN OUTCOME THAT WOULD PLEASE THE DEMOCRATS AND THE LIBERALS SO, THAT ISSUE WAS, DID THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION GO ABOUT SHUTTING IT DOWN THE WRONG WAY? THE ANSWER IS YES THEY CAN TRY IT AGAIN, BUT I THINK THAT IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN DURING AN ELECTION YEAR THE DACA PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO RE-UP EVERY TWO YEARS

WE WILL SEE WHAT THE NEXT ACTION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS >> THIS GETS TECHNICAL, BUT YOU MENTIONED THE LIVES OF 800,000 PEOPLE HANG IN THE BALANCE THE COURSE SAID THE PROCEDURE WAS WRONG AND THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE LOWER COURT TO REVIEW IT AND MAKE A DECISION? OR, IS THE END RESULT ULTIMATELY THAT THE DREAMERS CAN STAY FOR THE TIME BEING? YOU KNOW, THE COURT SAID IT WAS WRONG FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO END THE PROGRAM? >> WELL, THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT IT WAS WRONG AND NOT THAT THEY COULD AND TRY TO IN THE PROGRAM THE PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF DACA SAID THEY WANTED IT BOTH WAYS BUT NOT TAKE THE POLITICAL HEAT FOR ENDING THE PROGRAM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL

THE PRESIDENT SAID, I HAVE NO CHOICE AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT'S ILLEGAL AND I HAVE TO SHUT IT DOWN THE SUPREME COURT SAYS WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER A NUMBER OF FACT ERRORS WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING SET UP THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DEPEND UPON YOU CAN'T JUST PULL THE PLUG AND YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH A SERIES OF STEPS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER IN THAT KIND OF THING THAT WAS NOT DONE THIS DECISION IS A BIT OF A SURPRISE BECAUSE THIS WAS THE ARGUMENT THAT DACA DEFENDERS USED WHEN THE CASE WAS ARGUED BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT

IT DID NOT SEEM TO BE DOING WELL AS THE CASE WAS ARGUED OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A CHANGE OF HEART AND THE MAJORITY OF THE FIVE JUSTICES AGREE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WENT ABOUT THIS IN THE WRONG WAY >> SO, THE PROGRAM STAYS PUT FOR THE MOMENT THAT RAISES A POLITICAL QUESTION AND FOR THAT, I GO TO PETER ALEXANDER WHO IS OUR CORRESPONDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE THAT BEGS THE QUESTION IF WHETHER OR NOT CONGRESS WILL GET INVOLVED ON THIS QUESTION FOR THE SO- CALLED DREAMERS AND THE DOCKER RECIPIENTS

WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF THAT IN CONGRESS? >> IT'S ANOTHER BLOW TO THE WHITE HOUSE IT ALLOWS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING ON THIS NEVERTHELESS, WE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT WHO WAS PRETTY COMPLEMENTARY OF THE DREAMERS HE SAID THEY WERE GOOD, ACCOMPLISHED YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD JOBS AND SOME WERE SERVING IN THE MILITARY WHEN THIS CASE WAS TAKEN UP, HIS TUNE CHANGED

HE DESCRIBED MANY OF THE DOCKER RECIPIENTS AS BEING CRIMINALS THERE ARE STRICT REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING THEY CANNOT HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED NO CRIMES TO STAY IN THE US AS RECIPIENTS OF DACA THEY BROADLY SUPPORT THE DREAMERS AND A FEW WEEKS AGO IT WAS REPORTED THAT 85% OF AMERICANS INCLUDING SEVEN OUT OF 10 REPUBLICANS BELIEVE THAT THE DREAMERS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE UNITED STATES

THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY TOUGH ON IMMIGRATION, BOTH LEGAL AND ILLEGAL EVERYTHING FROM THE CAMPAIGN REFRAIN AROUND BUILDING THE WALL TO MORE RECENT EFFORTS WITH THE RESTRICTIONS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS DONE TO CRACK DOWN ON ANYONE ENTERING THE UNITED STATES >>> ALL RIGHT PETER, THANK YOU SO MUCH NOW I GO TO PETE WILLIAMS DACA WAS ALWAYS A TEMPORARY PROGRAM TO GIVE ESSENTIALLY A TWO-YEAR PERMIT FOR THE SO- CALLED DREAMERS

SO, WHAT HAPPENS NOW? IT GOES BACK INTO EFFECT, BUT AGAIN IT WAS ALWAYS TEMPORARY ARE THEY NOT STILL IN LIMBO? >> IT REMAINS IN EFFECT THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO SHUT IT DOWN IN A SERIES OF LOWER COURT DECISIONS IT WAS BLOCKED IN THE SUPREME COURT EFFORT HAS PE THAT OFF THE BOOKS IT WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE TO RENEW IT EVERY TWO YEARS

AND LET ME READ WHAT THE CHIEF JUSTICE SAID IN THE CONCLUSION WE DON'T DECIDE WHETHER IT IS POLICY OR WHETHER HOW THE GOVERNMENT SHUT IT DOWN WAS DONE PROPERLY IT WOULD LOOK AT WHAT IT WOULD DO TO THE HARDSHIP OF THE DACA RECIPIENTS THAT IS WHERE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FAILED >> ONCE AGAIN WE SEE THE BREAKDOWN WITH A SPLIT COURT

JOHN ROBERTS, A REPUBLICAN APPOINTEE SIDING WITH THE LIBERAL COURT WE WILL HAVE MORE ON MSNBC AND ALSO ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT NOW, MOST OF YOU WERE RETURNED TO THE TODAY SHOW I AM SAVANNAH GUTHRIE >>> THIS IS BREAKING NEWS WITH NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN TIME >>> WE ARE BACK 8:13 NOW

OUR ONGOING SERIES INEQUALITY IN AMERICA RECENT WEEKS, THIS COUNTRY HAS SEEN A MAJOR PUSH FOR POLICE RE >>> A MAJOR PUSH FOR POLICE REFORM >> FOR MANY FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES FOR POLICE VIOLENCE, THE FIGHT IS GONE ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS MORGAN RADFORD SPOKE WITH SEVEN WOMEN WHO HAVE JOINED FORCES TO USE THEIR STORIES TO MAKE A CHANGE MORGAN, I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME OF THE WOMEN MET WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AS HE SIGNED THE ORDER

>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTER OF THE MOVEMENT AND THAT'S WHY THEY WANTED TO MEET WITH HIM THE NOTION OF POLICE REFORM AND BRUTALITY WERE INCIDENTS THAT WERE PERSONAL AND THAT'S WHY THEY ARE CALLING FOR CHANGE I CAUGHT UP WITH THEM AS THEY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PERSON >> OH MY GOODNESS

>> Reporter: A MOMENT OF JOY BROUGHT ABOUT BY UNIMAGINABLE PAIN >> THIS IS A SISTERHOOD THAT UNFORTUNATELY NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE TO BE A PART OF WE WOULD NOT WISH IT ON ANYONE AT ALL >> Reporter: THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT

SEVEN WOMEN WHO HAVE LOST SOMEONE WHO DIED BY POLICE OR WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY AND ALL WERE UNARMED >> MY SISTER DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY >> MY BROTHER DIED IN HIS APARTMENT BY POLICE OFFICER >> MY BROTHER DIED LEAVING SCHOOL WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR >> MY SISTER WAS MURDERED BY A IPD IN BROOKLYN AFTER A POLICE CAR ACCIDENT

>> MY BROTHER WAS KILLED IN FRONT OF HIS HOME >> MY SISTER WAS MURDERED BY POLICE IN HER HOUSE WHILE WATCHING VIDEO GAMES WITH MY NEPHEW I'M SORRY YOU ALL >> MY SISTER WAS KILLED BY POLICE WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES >> Reporter: OF THE SIX CASES, ONLY ONE OFFICER WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER

OFFICERS IN THE OTHER CASES WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY , ARE AWAITING TRIAL, OR ARE NO LONGER UNDER INVESTIGATION IT IS THIS VERY PLACE TO KNOW THAT ANY TIME IN MY LIFE, IT WILL BE TAKEN >> Reporter: HOW MANY OF YOU SAW THE VIDEOS OF YOUR LOVED ONES BEING KILLED, IF SUCH A VIDEO EXISTED? FOUR OF YOU SAW YOUR SIBLINGS DIE? >> I SAW TERRANCE LYING ON THE GROUND WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY HEAD OF MY TWIN LAYING ON THE GROUND LIKE ROADKILL WHAT COULD THAT IMAGE DO TO YOU? >> THE THOUGHT OF A GROWN MAN CRY NOW FOR HIS MOM BOTHERED ME

I STARTED TO ACCEPT THOSE IMAGES >> Reporter: NOW THEY ARE CHANNELING THE PAIN INTO PURPOSE AND PUSHING FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT CHANGES THE USE OF FORCE STANDARD AND UNITY THAT PROTECTS OFFICERS FROM LAWSUITS IT REQUIRES MORE FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF POLICE FUNDING AS WELL AS MANDATORY PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS >>> I HAVE SEVERAL CASES AND HE IS THE ONE PROSECUTOR THAT HAS CONSISTENTLY HELD OFFICERS TO THE SAME STANDARDS IF YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG AND IT IS CRIMINAL, YOU SHOULD BE JUDGED ACCORDINGLY BY YOUR PEERS

I COMMEND MR HOWARD FOR THIS DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING BASED ON EVERYTHING I HAVE SEEN AND WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE EXPRESSED TO HIM I ALSO WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO COMMEND THE MAYOR SHE HAS BEEN AMAZING IN HER LEADERSHIP NOT ONLY FOR THIS CITY, BUT FOR THIS NATION

SHE HAS SET AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT LEADERS AND POLITICIANS SHOULD DO WHEN FACED WITH A CRISIS AND THE FOUNDING FATHER OF OUR FIRM HAS ALWAYS SAID, YOU WILL BE JUDGED WITH HOW YOU DEAL WITH THINGS IN TIMES OF CRISIS THE MAYOR, IN MY OPINION, HAS DONE THAT BY PUTTING TOGETHER THE MAYOR'S TASK FORCE I'M FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF THAT TASK FORCE AND I WILL GIVE EVERY ASPECT OF MY TIME, MY RESOURCES IN MY EXPERIENCE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE, AS A COMMUNITY, DO BETTER AND GET BETTER OUT OF OUR POLICE FORCE >>> THIS IS HARD FOR MY CLIENTS AND SO I ASK THAT YOU BE PATIENT WITH THEM

A LOT OF THINGS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE DISCUSSED, BUT I WILL TELL YOU WHERE THEY ARE IN THE INVESTIGATION THEY HAVE PROVIDED STATEMENTS TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND TO THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION MR EVANS HAS PROVIDED HIS VEHICLE FOR FULL INSPECTION AND, YOU WOULD HAVE TO DISCUSS THE FINDINGS, AS IT RELATES TO THOSE THINGS TO THE GBI

I AM GOING TO BRIEFLY LET MR PERKINS COME UP AND SAY BRIEFLY WHAT IS ON HIS MIND FRANKLY, HE MAY NOT WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT HE SAW BECAUSE IT IS HARD I'M GOING TO LET HIM TALK AND THEN LET MR EVANS TALK

I WILL TAKE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS BECAUSE I THINK WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AND SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF BUT, I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY GETS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MY CLIENTS WHO I FRANKLY BELIEVE HAVE BEEN COURAGEOUS THEY COULD HAVE JUST NOT SPOKE UP OR SAID ANY THING I KNOW THERE IS DEBATE RIGHT NOW AS TO WHETHER THE OTHER OFFICER IS GOING TO SPEAK I WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE IS NO DISPUTES

MY CLIENTS WILL TALK WHETHER IT IS IN FRONT OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR THE GBI, OR IN FRONT OF A JURY AT A LATER POINT THEY WILL SPEAK ON HIS AND FROM THEIR HEARTS THANK YOU MR PERKINS

>> HEY, HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING? I FIRST WANT TO SHOW CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY THIS IS MY FIRST TIME AND I'M FROM MEMPHIS WE CAME FOR DREAMS AND NOT TO WITNESS NO MURDERS WHAT I WITNESSED WAS TERRIFIC AND I WOULDN'T WISH THAT ON NO BUDDY I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START

I WITNESSED A MURDER AND I WAS ALMOST KILLED MYSELF I AM GLAD THE FAMILY IS GETTING THE JUSTICE THEY DESERVE WE SHOULD JUST, YOU KNOW, I WISH THIS WOULD ALL JUST CEASE WHERE I AM FROM, WE CAME HERE TO TRY TO ESCAPE THE MURDERS WE WANTED TO GET SOME FOOD AND YOU KNOW, WE WENT TO WENDY'S AND THE SITUATION OCCURRED

IT'S NOT MY FAULT AND I WASN'T LOOKING FOR IT I WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME >>> YOU CAN ASK SOME QUESTIONS >> THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE, FIRST OF ALL >> YES, MA'AM

>> Reporter: CAN YOU DESCRIBE HOW YOU FELT? AND DID YOU SEE THE OFFICER KICK HIM AFTER HE WAS ON THE GROUND? >> YOU WANT ME TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION FIRST? SAY THE FIRST QUESTION >> HAD IT YOU FEEL? >> I CALLED WHEN I HEARD THE OFFICER IT WAS NIGHT TIME AND WE JUST PULLED INTO THE LOT AND IT WAS MAINLY THREE MINUTES BEFORE ALL THIS OCCURRED I JUST HEARD ALL OF THE FUSSING AND STOP RESISTING AND STOP FIGHTING I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT COLOR HE WAS OR NOTHING

WE WAS JUST A CAR IN LINE THE SITUATION STARTED OCCURRING BEFORE WE STARTED RUNNING WHEN I SEEN HIM RUNNING AND I HEARD THE TASER OR WHATEVER MY FIRST RELATION WAS TO DUCK I WAS UNDER THE BACK SEAT AND DUCKING

I DIDN'T SEE NOTHING UNTIL WE WAS OFF THE LOT, I WAS DOWN AND TRYING TO GET AWAY I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE OTHER STUFF >> DID YOU THINK HE MAY HAVE BEEN SHOT? >> I SMELLED THE GUN SMOKE I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS FROM THE VEHICLE, BUT I SMELLED THE GUN SMOKE WHILE I WAS DOWN, THE WHOLE TIME SO, THAT WHOLE SITUATION IS JUST TERRIBLE

>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> IT WAS ME AND HIM WITH HIS GIRLS IN THE FRONT SEAT I WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT IN THE BACK I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS HIT TILL WE GOT BACK TO WHERE WE WERE GOING THIS IS WHAT WE CAME THROUGH

, BUT WE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO DO THAT AFTER THIS SITUATION >> Reporter: DID YOU SEE THE OFFICERS TRY TO RENDER AID? >> I DIDN'T SEE THAT I WAS DOWN AFTER THE FIRST SHOT MAYBE AT THE FIRST SHOT, I LOOKED AND THEN AFTER THAT I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING BUT I HEARD SCREAMING AND I HEARD HIM SAY, HE'S DEAD

MY FRIEND SAW THE BODY I WAS DOWN AND I DIDN'T KNOW NOTHING MY FIRST REACTION WAS TO DUCK I DIDN'T TRY TO RAISE UP WITH NO CAMERA PHONE I DIDN'T DO NONE OF THAT

MY INSTINCTS TOLD ME TO GET DOWN I DON'T GET BACK UP FOR ANYTHING TO STAY SAFE >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> YES, MA'AM

NOW THE OFFICER KILLED A BLACK MAN, BUT WILL MURDERS HAPPEN LIKE WATER IN MEMPHIS WE WAS TRYING TO COME HERE TO TRY TO GET AWAY FROM THAT NEGATIVITY FOR US TO GO THROUGH THIS, IT SEEMS SOME TYPE OF WASTE I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]

ONCE SHE SAW THE OFFICER SHOOT, OR THE OFFICER STOP? >> IF HE HAD A TASER HE DIDN'T HAVE NO ARM WITH HE SHOT THE TASER TWICE I FELT LIKE IT WAS AWFUL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS AWFUL

I'VE NEVER WITNESSED ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE I'M 35 YEARS OLD >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> YEAH, I FEEL SAFE BECAUSE WE JUST DECIDED TO LEAVE OUT TO GO GET SOME FOOD >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]

>> I DON'T SEE US GOING BACK HOME BECAUSE WE HAVE TO TRAVEL THROUGH ALABAMA AND THROUGH ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI THOSE ARE THE BIGGEST, YOU KNOW , CITIES OF IT WE'VE GOT TO GO BACK HOME >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I RECORDED THE VIDEO AFTER

THE INSTINCTS DIDN'T TELL ME TO KAPSCH CAPTURE THE SHOOTING AT THE END IS WHEN I PULLED OUT MY CAMERA AND CAUGHT THE LAST MINUTE I DIDN'T CATCH THE ACTUAL SHOOTING BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT MY MIND AT THE TIME >> NOBODY CAUGHT VIDEO DURING THE INCIDENT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AT THAT POINT WAS THERE SAFETY IN THEIR LIFE

THEY TOOK VIDEO AFTERWORDS AND THE VIDEO HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IF ANYBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT, YOU CAN GO THROUGH THEM >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> IT SEEMS NORMAL TODAY AND IT JUST HAPPENS IN DIFFERENT CITIES I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE US GET USED TO IT OR NOT, BUT IT IS KIND OF LIKE NORMAL NOW

IT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING EVERY DAY IN DIFFERENT CITIES THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD OF IT HAPPENING IN ATLANTA, ME PERSONALLY I HAVE HEARD OF IT IN OTHER STATES AND STUFF LIKE THAT I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO WITNESS IT MYSELF WE JUST LITERALLY GOT HERE AND IT WASN'T EVEN IN MY MIND

>> Reporter: IS THERE EVER GOING TO BE GOING BACK TO NORMAL? >> I FEEL LIKE WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IT OFF-CAMERA I AM NOT HERE FOR THE EXPOSURE, I AM HERE FOR JUSTICE AND FOR THEM TO TELL THE TRUTH AND FOR ME BEING A WITNESS YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WHEN I THOUGHT ABOUT IT , MY MOTHER REALLY MAYBE THINK ABOUT IT I AM MY MAMA'S ONLY CHILD

YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE HOW SHE FEELS IT REALLY BOTHERS ME WHEN I GET CALLS THAT I AM PRAYING FOR YOU I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY FOR ME BECAUSE I AM STANDING HERE TO GET JUSTICE WHEN YOU PRAY FOR ME, I GET NERVOUS WHY ARE YOU PRAYING FOR ME? I'M DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

I WAS AT WORK WHEN I GOT CALLED AND I HAD TO TAKE OFF FOR TWO DAYS I DIDN'T ASK FOR THAT >> Reporter: DID YOU KNOW THE CAR HAD BEEN HIT? >> WE REALIZED IT WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE STUDIO DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? HE JUST BOUGHT THAT VEHICLE RECENTLY WHEN WE WENT BACK , THE VIDEO SAID HE GOT IT TWO TIMES

WE HEARD THREE SHOTS AND THIS WOULD'VE BEEN THE THIRD SHOT >> Reporter: WHAT KIND OF CAR WAS IT? >> IT WAS A WHITE TRAILBLAZER >> Reporter: YOU THINK THE CHARGES ARE APPROPRIATE? >> I THINK JUSTICE IS JUSTICE IF HE IS KILLING A MAN RUNNING AWAY FROM HIM IF I KILL A MAN RUNNING AWAY FROM ME, I AM GETTING RESTRAINT

HE CAN GET HALF OF IT HE KILLED SOMEBODY HE IS SOMEBODY'S DAD AND HUSBAND AND SOMEBODY LOVES HIM HE WAS A MAN AND A CITIZEN AND HE WASN'T HERE, FOR MY UNDERSTANDING HE WAS FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE

>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I WILL JUST TELL YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO FOLLOW UP WITH HIS RESPONSIBILITY AS A CITIZEN WE ARE GOING TO ALLOW THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO TELL US WHEN AND WHERE, OR DETERMINE THAT IS NOT SOMETHING WE DETERMINE WE LET THE CRIMINAL PROCESS WORK ITSELF OUT

ONE MORE QUESTION >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I MEAN, IT'S WHAT I FELT THESE COPS HAVE BEEN KILLING PEOPLE I THOUGHT, OKAY, THEY ARE WRESTLING WITH THIS MAN

HE STARTED FIGHTING AND RESISTING I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN YOU KNOW, I'M TRYING TO LAUGH IT OFF SO, I WAS LIKE DANG, I HAVEN'T SEEN NOTHING WHEN THEY ASKED ME AFTER THE FACT, I DIDN'T SEE NOTHING

I WASN'T TRYING TO GET NO FOOTAGE OR NONE OF THAT >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> YEAH, THEY HAVE A RAP GROUP MELVIN, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE? >> HOPEFULLY THEY WILL PUT ME ON A SINGLE >> [ LAUGHTER ]

>> WE WAS DOWN HERE FOR A VIDEO SHOOT WITH A PASTOR WE HAD A VIDEO SHOOT AND THAT'S WHY WE CAME DOWN HERE FOR THE VIDEO SHOOT I GO BY TO TIME JENNY >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I HAVE ONE QUESTION

IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR HIM IT HAS BEEN HARD HE HAS BEEN DOING HIS BEST TO GIVE OUT INFORMATION, BUT IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY, JUST GO AHEAD AND SAY IT >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]

>> WHAT I SAW WAS — I SAW THE HANDCUFFS AND AFTER THAT WE LEFT WE WAS GETTING OUT OF THE PARKING LOT YEP >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THAT'S WHAT I SAW

IT WAS OVER THERE BY HIM WHEN WE PULLED UP INTO THE LOT, THEY WAS OVER THERE BY HIM >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE WERE IN THE TRUCK FUSSING AT EACH OTHER AND THEN WE HEARD BANK AND MAN, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE WITH A MAN WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND

THEY WERE RIGHT THERE BY US WE WERE ALREADY NERVOUS AND SHOCKED AND ALL OF THAT I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RAN OVER, THEY WAS THAT CLOSE WE WAS GOING TO USE THE VEHICLE OR HIT THEM OR SOMETHING AND FIRE SHOTS AT US UNTIL I SEE HIM PUT THAT GUN UP

>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE BAGGED UP RIGHT FROM AROUND THERE AND PULLED OUT >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> RIGHT NOW, I DON'T EVEN WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW >> THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR COMING TODAY

ONCE AGAIN, WE SEND OUR PRAYERS OUT TO THE BROOKS FAMILY THANK YOU >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN TIME

>>> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY

>> IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> THERE ARE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING THAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY >> Reporter: COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR CIVILITY >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> WE KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> Reporter: JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO ARE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> WITH RACIAL AMERICA, TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>>> WE SHOT A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN TIME

>>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> A GLOBAL CATASTROPHE >> IF PEOPLE DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> Reporter: LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT RINGING THINGS BACK IN STAGES

>> LIVE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH THE UNITED PURPOSE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND THE GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> GOOD MORNING CHARGED AND ARREST WARRANTS FOR THE ATLANTA OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS >> HE DID NOT PULL A GUN >> THE FIRED OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRUCK A TRIGGER CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER WE HEAR FROM RAYSHARD BROOKS HIMSELF IN A NEWLY REVEALED INTERVIEW FROM JUST WEEKS AGO

>> I'M TRYING AND I'M NOT A PERSON TO GIVE UP I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT UNTIL I GET TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, HIS WIDOW JOINS US LIVE >>> AND THE FIRST EXCERPTS FROM THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'S MEMOIRS GO PUBLIC PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSED OF ASKING CHINA TO HELP THEM GET REALLY DID AND OFFERING HELP TO DICTATORS

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S RELEASE AND THE PRESIDENT IS WEIGHING IN >> HE BROKE THE LAW, IT'S VERY SIMPLE >> SUPER SPREADERS >> IS ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER >> Reporter: NEW FEAR ABOUT THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AND WHERE PEOPLE ARE BEING INFECTED

>>> AND SHOCKING IMAGES IN KENTUCKY WHERE THOUSANDS LINED UP FOR HOURS IN THE HOPES OF RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ANOTHER 1 MILLION AMERICANS EXPECTED TO FILE JOBLESS CLAIMS TODAY THOSE STORIES PLUS MUSIC'S LEGEND >> WE CAN ALL USE A LIFT IN LOVE RIGHT NOW >> JOHN LEGEND OPENS UP SHARING AN UPLIFTING AND TIMELY MEASURE MESSAGE

TODAY IS JUNE 18, 2020 >>> FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS TODAY WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND IT IS LIVE FROM STUDIO 1A ROCKEFELLER PLAZA >>> IT IS THURSDAY MORNING WELCOME >> WHAT AN IMAGE WE HAVE SEEN IN KENTUCKY WITH THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

AND WE TALK ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS HERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IMPACTED THESE FOLKS IN NEED OF HELP AND THE LINE STRETCHES ON AND ON IN KENTUCKY AND WE WILL LOOK AT THOSE STORIES >> ALL THEY WANTED WAS TO SPEAK TO A HUMAN BEING BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET HELP

AND CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FIRE OLD AGAINST BOTH OF THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF OR WE WILL SPEAK WITH HIS WIDOW AND JUST A MOMENT FIRST, WE HAVE BLAYNE ALEXANDER GOOD MORNING >>> THE OFFICERS HAVE UNTIL 6:00 P

M TODAY UNTIL TURN THEMSELVES IN HE SAID THAT BROOKS DID NOT PROJECT HIMSELF AS A THREAT TO THE OFFICERS AND THE OFFICER'S TASER HAD BEEN FIRED TWICE AND WAS NO LONGER DANGEROUS BOTH OFFICERS SPEAK OUT AND THEY ARE SWEARING A RUSHED PROCESS BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

WE HEAR FROM THE FIRST TIME A NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHARD BROOKS IT WAS WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE >> TO LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE HAVE LIVES IT WAS JUST A MISTAKE WE MADE, YOU KNOW

AND NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> Reporter: THE COMPANY WHICH FOCUSES ON FIGHTING INCARCERATION POSTED AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST ASKING PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES ABOUT NAVIGATING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >> IT HARDENED ME AT A POINT I AM TRYING I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE

>> Reporter: IT COMES AS THE PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO SHOT HIM NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT DURING THE TWO MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE KICKED MR BROOKS AS HE LAID ON THE GROUND AND WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE THE OTHER OFFICER ACTUALLY STOOD ON HIS SHOULDERS WHILE HE WAS STRUGGLING FOR LIFE >> Reporter: BOTH OFFICERS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE IS FACING 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER AND AFTER BROOKS WAS SHOT, IT IS SAID THAT OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN SAID THESE WORDS >> THE REPORT WAS THAT HE SAID, I GOT THEM >> Reporter: THERE ARE CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OATH VIOLATIONS HIS WIFE HEARING THE DETAILS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SAID IT WAS LIKE A GUT PUNCH

>> I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT JUST BY HEARING IT AND HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH IT HURTS IT HURTS REALLY BAD >> Reporter: LAST FRIDAY, THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY, VIDEO SHOWS HE STRUGGLED WITH THE OFFICERS WHEN THEY TRY TO ARREST HIM

THE DA SAID HE TURNED AROUND AND FIRED A TASER AT THEM ROLFE RESPONDED WITH TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK >> YOU CANNOT RESIST A POLICE OFFICER IF YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT, TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY, VERY SAID THING

LOOK, YOU TAKE A LOOK AND IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT OF CONTROL >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, THE ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH OFFICERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOTH ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENTS DID IN FACT RENDER AID TO BROOKS AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE SAYS HIS ACTIONS ARE JUSTIFIED AND WHILE THE ATTORNEY FOR DEVIN BROSNAN SAYS THE ACTIONS ARE EXPECTED

A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AROUND THE CITY WALKED OFF THE JOB AND THERE IS RADIO SILENCE FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES IT WAS NOT A STRIKE OR OR NEEDED EFFORT RATHER, OFFICERS ARE SAYING THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH OH ALL RIGHT, BLAYNE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH WE ARE JOINED BY THE WIFE OF RAYSHARD BROOKS

TODAY THE OFFICERS INVOLVED WILL FACE CHARGES THE ONE WHO FIRED THE WEAPON COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND ABOUT THESE CHARGES? >> IT WAS PRETTY MUCH BREATHTAKING I DON'T KNOW, IT'S JUST VERY EMOTIONAL ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE NO MATTER HOW MANY CHARGES THEY PLACE, IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK

I WON'T SEE HIM WALK THROUGH THE DOOR HE WAS TRYING TO DO HIS BEST IN LIFE HE WAS TRYING TO BE THE BEST MAN HE COULD BE FOR HIS FAMILY SO, I'M GLAD ABOUT THE CHARGES , BUT I WANT TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH >> REPORTER:, MR

STEWART, AS I TURN TO YOU, THERE WERE DISTURBING FACTS REVEALED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY ABOUT THE WAY MR BROOKS WAS TREATED AFTER BEING SHOT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID HE WAS NOT GIVEN AID AFTER TWO MINUTES WHICH IS SOMETHING THE OFFICERS ARE DENYING THEY ARE SAYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS KICKED AND THAT ONE OF THE OFFICERS SAID, I GOT HIM

HOW DID THIS IMPACT THE CASE? >> JUST WATCH THE VIDEO IF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TOOK TWO YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION, THE UNION AND THESE OFFICERS WOULD HAVE RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND IT WAS WRONG YOU CAN'T WIN THE OFFICERS ARE WRONG AND THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WE ARE GOING TO WAIT AND LET IT PLAY OUT AND HOPE THAT WE FINALLY GET JUSTICE FOR SHARD

— RAYSHARD BROOKS >>> AND THERE WAS A STATEMENT THAT MR BROOKS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED THE OFFICERS AND DISARMED ONE BY TAKING HIS TASER WHEN HE TURNED AND POINTED THE OBJECT AT THE OFFICERS, ANY OFFICER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GOING TO DISARM, DISABLE OR SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM WHAT YOU SAY TO THAT DEFENSE? >> I SAY — >> Reporter: UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK WE JUST LOST HIM

I STILL HAVE MS MILLER WITH ME I GUESS I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK THE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE HOW DO YOU SEE THIS INTERACTION? >> IT IS STILL UNJUSTIFIED REGARDLESS WITH HIM RUNNING AWAY , IT SHOULD'VE NEVER WENT TO THAT

YOU KNOW? IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HIM FEELING LIKE HE HAD TO DEFEND HIMSELF HE SHOULD'VE NEVER FELT LIKE HE WAS BEING ARRESTED FOR THEM TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS IS RIDICULOUS TO ME >> I WANT TO GET YOUR LAWYER'S OPINION ON IT AS WELL THIS IS LIKELY WHERE THE LEGAL CASES GOING AND I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO WHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF

WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> THE SHOT TOOK PLACE AS MR BROOKS HAD TURNED AROUND AND WAS RUNNING 18 FEET AWAY, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID THE TASER IS A NONLETHAL WEAPON AND WHEN IT IS USED ON VICTIMS ALL THE TIME, THE DEFENSE SAYS IT'S NOT LETHAL OR LIFE- THREATENING AND IT IS USED IN TRAININGS TO BE USED IN THESE SITUATIONS YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS IS IT NONLETHAL OR IS IT LETHAL? >> I UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSE AND THE PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT AN OFFICER WAS FINALLY CHARGED, FOR ONCE

BUT THINK ABOUT HOW UPSET ALL THE VICTIMS ARE WHEN THIS NEVER HAPPENS SO, LET'S BE FAIR AND LOOK AT BOTH THE SIDES AND LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT JUSTICE COMES TO BOTH SIDES FOR ONCE, IT'S COMING TO THE VICTIM >> AND MS

MILLER , I WANT TO ASK A SIMPLE QUESTION BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED FATHER'S DAY COMING UP AND YOU HAVE FOUR KIDS ONE JUST HAD HER EIGHTH BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY HER DAD DIED HOW ARE YOU DOING AND HOW ARE THE KIDS DOING? >> I HAVE MY UP- AND-DOWN MOMENTS I CAN'T SAY I'M DOING WELL, BECAUSE I'M NOT EVERY DAY I WAKE UP AND MY DAUGHTER IS CRYING

SHE IS CRYING OUT FOR HER DAD IT'S NOT JUST THE LITTLE ONES I HAVE MY EAR OLD CRYING OUT FOR HER DAD >> Reporter: THAT IS AN HONEST ANSWER AND UNDERSTANDABLE GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MS MILLER AND MR STEWART AS WELL THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PERSPECTIVE IT IS 13 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR

I WILL SEND IT TO YOU >>> THANK YOU WE HAVE ANOTHER MAJOR STORY WE ARE FOLLOWING >>> THAT'S RIGHT NBC NEWS HAS THE EXPLOSIVE STORY AS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAKES ANOTHER EMERGENCY MOVE TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK BY JOHN BOLTON

PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS GOOD MORNING >>> GOOD MORNING THIS IS A BLISTERING BOOK FROM JOHN BOLTON, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S LONGTIME ADVISERS IN A LONG TIME LOYAL REPUBLICAN HE SAYS THAT THE BOOK IS SIMPLY GROUNDED IN TRUMP

>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS BASHING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON >> HE BROKE THE LAW IT'S FAIRLY SIMPLE THIS IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT CALLING JOHN BOLTON A LIAR SAYING THAT EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED JOHN BOLTON

>>> IN HIS NEW BOOK, BOLTON DELIVERS A SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF HIS OLD BOSS HE SAID THE PRESIDENT IS EASILY FLATTERED BY AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE HIM HE DESCRIBED THE PRESENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TO ABC NEWS >> I THINK PUTIN FEELS HE CAN PLAY HIM LIKE A FIDDLE PUTIN IS SMART AND TOUGH AND I THINK HE SEES THAT HE IS NOT FACED WITH A SERIOUS ADVERSARY HERE

I DON'T THINK HE IS WORRIED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> Reporter: AND HE SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO INTERVENE WITH CHINA AND TURKEY AS PERSONAL SAVIOR'S TO DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED AND THAT ALONG WITH THE LEGAL ISSUES WERE DESCRIBED AS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON SAID WHEN HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR >> I THINK HE WAS SO FOCUSED ON THE REELECTION THAT THE LONGER-TERM CONSIDERATIONS FELL BY THE WAYSIDE

IF HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH KIM JONG-UN IN THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE AND NORTH KOREA, THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS ON THE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY IN THE PRESS REACTION TO IT THERE WAS LITTLE OR NO FOCUS ON WHAT THE MEETING DID FOR THE BARGAINING CONDITION OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: AND BOLTON SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED TO BUY SOYBEANS TO BOOST HIS ELECTRICAL ELECTION PROSPECTS AND FARM STATES TO ENSURE THAT HE WOULD WIN BOLTON SAID THE PRESIDENT DID NO BRITAIN WAS A NUCLEAR POWER AND SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO INSULTED PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING HE IS SO FULL OF EXPLETIVES

>> Reporter: AND HE IS NOT COMMENTED IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE SAYS THAT BOLTON MISCHARACTERIZED HIS ASSOCIATION WITH WILLIAM BARR IN OVERNIGHT AN IMMEDIATE ORDER TO DELAY THE RELEASE OF ALTON'S BOOK ARGUING THAT IT CONTAINED CLASSIFIED INFORMATION SOMETHING THAT BOLTON'S LAWYER HAS DENIED THE MOST DAMNING ACCUSATIONS ARE ALREADY OUT THERE >> PETER, THANK YOU

>>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IS EXPECTED TO REPORT 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILED JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST YEAR THAT PUSH THE TOTAL TO OVER 45 MILLION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> MEANWHILE, HUNDREDS OF FOLKS LINED UP AT THE KENTUCKY STATE CAPITOL FAIRGROUNDS TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT HELP MANY OF THEM ARE FRUSTRATED AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT BENEFITS AND NO FEEDBACK ON THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

>> Reporter: HIRED TO HANDLE THE RESPONSES THAT THEY HAVE HAD, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US WE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO PUT YOU IN THE POSITION YOU ARE IN AND YOU NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> THE PEOPLE IN LINE SAID THEY WANTED TO TALK TO AN ACTUAL PERSON RATHER THAN WAITING BY THE COMPUTER FOR A RESPONSE THAT NEVER COMES >> THE TIME LAPSE OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE IS JARRING TO THINK ALL THE PEOPLE LINED UP NOT TO GET A CHECK, BUT TO MEET A HUMAN BEING AND FILL OUT A FORM AND HANDED IN SO THEY CAN GET UNEMPLOYMENT MONEY

IT IS FRUSTRATING, I CAN IMAGINE >>> IT IS THAT TIME OF MORNING WHEN WE CHECKED THE WEATHER FOR THAT, THERE IS NO BETTER PERSON TO SAY GOOD MORNING TO THEN AL GOOD MORNING >>> GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU

THERE IS ACTIVITY ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD FROM FLORIDA TO THE APPALACHIANS ALSO A COLD FRONT PUSHING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST BRINGING PROBLEMS WIDESPREAD STORMS IN THE MID-ATLANTA WITH HEAVY RAIN ACROSS FLORIDA THAT CONTINUES INTO THE WEEKEND UNSETTLE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD FROM OHIO TO THE GULF COAST MORE SOAKING RAIN DOWN FROM FLORIDA

THE RAINFALL AMOUNT FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO TEXAS 1-2 INCHES THE HEAVIEST RAIN IN FLORIDA AND WE WILL LOOK AT FLOODING ISSUES AND WE ARE LOOKING LOCALLY AT 4-6 INCHES OF RAIN IN THE MIDSECTION OF FLORIDA AND DOWN TOWARD THE KEYS >>> WE ARE BACK IN DEPTH TODAY AS BARS, NIGHTCLUBS , THEATERS AND EVEN CHURCHES REOPEN THOSE SPOTS COULD BE HOTSPOTS FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID- 19 >> THE DREAMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OVERWHELMINGLY IT IS SOMETHING LIKE 75% OR 80% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THREE QUARTERS OF THE PEOPLE THREE QUARTERS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS OVER 60% OF THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN UP UNTIL LAST NIGHT IF IT GOES THIS WAY OR THAT WAY

IF GOES THIS WAY, IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY SO, LAST NIGHT ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LATE LAST NIGHT, THEY OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT WHICH WILL NOW GO TO THE FLOOR BEFORE THE FOURTH OF JULY I AM VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT WAS DONE BY THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND ALSO THE CHAIR OF THE CRIME SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND WITH THE SUPREME COURT IN DACA LAST NIGHT THERE IS THE JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT

TOMORROW IS JUNETEENTH, A DAY THAT WE OBSERVE AS A DAY OF FREEDOM IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY PEOPLE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE EMANCIPATION PRODUCT NATION IN OBSERVANCE OF THAT, I HAVE SENT A LETTER TO THE STATE INTO THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE REQUESTING THE CLERK REMOVE THE PORTRAITS OF FOUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE WHO SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY WE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS UNTIL TAKING INVENTORY OF THE STATUE IN THE INVENTORY TOLD US THERE WERE FOUR PAINTINGS IN THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES SO, TOMORROW THEY WILL OVERSEE THE REMOVAL OF THOSE CONFEDERATE PEOPLE

AS I'VE SAID BEFORE, THERE IS NO ROOM IN HOWARD HALL FOR THIS SYMBOL TO MEMORIALIZE PEOPLE WHO EMBODIED VIOLENCE AND PROTECTED THE RACISM OF THE CONFEDERACY WE HAD TO SEE HOW OBLIVIOUS THEY WERE TO WHAT OUR FOUNDERS HAD IN MIND IN OUR COUNTRY WE MUST LEAVE BY EXAMPLE SO, WE ARE THAT THEY ARE GONE TOGETHER

FOR DECADES, THESE BILLS HAVE BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR A WHILE BUT IN TERMS OF JOB SENTIMENT, DOWN IN A STRONG WAY, THE MOMENT IS NOW AS WE TAKE ACTION AND JUSTICE, IN POLICING, WE ALSO HAVE TO RECOGNIZE OTHER INJUSTICE IN OUR COUNTRY WHETHER IT IS JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE, IN THE ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE THAT EXISTS, THE LIST GOES ON AND ONE MANIFESTATION OF IT RIGHT NOW IS THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACT AND THE SPURRED IMPACT OF PEOPLE OF COLOR IN OUR GREAT COUNTRY

AND SO WE ARE HOPING AND ADVOCATING FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE HEROES ACT OPEN OUR ECONOMY, TESTING, TRACING, TREATING, GET THE JOB DONE WE DON'T HAVE — WE DON'T HAVE A VACCINE, AND WE DON'T HAVE A CURE SCIENCE WILL BE THE ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS IN THAT REGARDS BUT WE DO HAVE TESTING, TRACING, TREATMENT, AND WE WANT TO ADDRESS THAT IN A WAY THAT TAKES THE DATA AND SHOWS THESE IMPACTS OF PEOPLE OF COLOR SO THAT WE CAN SAVE OUR LIVES

SO THAT WE CAN SAVE THEIR LIVES THE LEGISLATION ALSO HAS AN IMPACT ON OUR ECONOMY AND YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE, THE CHAIRPERSON SAID, JEROME POWELL, URGED CONGRESS NOT TO TAKE OFF FOR A BREAK I THINK IT WOULD BE OF CONCERN TO CONGRESS IF CONGRESS WERE TO PULL BACK FROM THE SUPPORT THAT IT IS PROVIDING TOO QUICKLY I DO THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO THINK ABOUT CONTINUOUS SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEWLY OUT OF WORK, AND FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES WHO ARE STRUGGLING

THE ECONOMY IS JUST NOW BEGINNING TO RECOVER, AND I THINK THE SUPPORT WOULD BE WELL PLACED AT THIS TIME YESTERDAY, THE ECONOMIC FORECASTING FIRM, MOODY'S, PUBLISHED AN ANALYSIS THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR THE HEROES ACT SO WITHOUT ADDITIONAL HELP FROM CONGRESS AND THE ADMINISTRATION, PROSPECTS FOR A DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT THROUGH THE END OF NEXT YEAR, AND EVEN THIS ASSUMES NOTHING GOES WRONG, BUT THE SERIOUS SECOND WAVE OF A VIRUS HOW WELL THE ECONOMY DOES IN THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS DEPENDS CRITICALLY UPON WHAT LAWMAKERS DECIDE TO DO IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, WE ARE HOPING THAT THEY WENT FROM, NEVER, WE ARE NOT DOING ANOTHER BILL, TOO, WELL, MAYBE, BUT NOT SO BIG, AND MAYBE, BUT NOT SO SOON, AND YOU SEE THEY ARE HAVING THEIR OWN INTERNAL DEBATE ABOUT THE SIZE, SCOPE, AND TIMING OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

BUT WE MUST HONOR OUR HEROES, HELP OUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS I'VE TOLD YOU BEFORE, SPEAKERGOV/HE ROSEACT, TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO IN OUR COMMUNITY OPEN OUR ECONOMY AND COME IN DIRECT PAYMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN — BY ECONOMIST, CHAIRMAN POWELL, THAT INCLUDES THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, LARGELY FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND DIRECT PAYMENTS

WE MUST DO THAT AGAIN AND OF COURSE, WE WANT OUR VOTING BY MAIL MONEY IN THERE AS WELL SO TWO MONTHS LATER TODAY, NOT HERE, BUT IN THE RAYBURN ROOM, DEMOCRATS WILL UNVEIL HR2, THE MOVING FORWARD ACT, TAKING OLD, TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTION TO BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF AMERICA, WHILE AGAIN ADDRESSING PEACE AND JUSTICE JUSTICE OF TRANSPORTATION SADLY, THE COVID- 19 CRISIS HAS LAID BARE MANY VULNERABILITY AND DISPARITIES IN OUR NATION IN TERMS OF HEALTHCARE, FINANCIAL SECURITY, HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, AND MORE, WHICH WE WILL COMBAT WITH THIS LEGISLATION

DEMOCRATS PLAN TO PROTECT FAMILY HEALTH, HR, GROW THE ECONOMY, INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY, AND ENSURE THAT AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE IS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD WE WILL BRING THIS SKILL TO THE FLOOR AND PASS IT BEFORE THE FOURTH OF JULY AND WITH THAT, YOU KNOW, THE TWO THINGS THAT WE SAID, WHEN WE RAN FOR THE PEOPLE UNITED, LOWER PRESCRIPTION COSTS OF DRUGS, LOWER HEALTHCARE , LOWER THE COST OF DRUGS FOR PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS THAT BILL ONCE AGAIN WILL COME FORWARD ON JUNE 29th THE AFFORDABLE CARE ENHANCEMENT ACT

THE NEXT DAY, HEALTHCARE COSTS WILL MAKE SENSE BY REBUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WILL BE IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS AND BEFORE THEN, MAKING OUR GOVERNMENT BETTER, WITH THE JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK WITH THAT, ANY QUESTIONS? >> ON THE POLICE REFORM BILL, I KNOW THIS IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT AHEAD OF THINGS, BUT, COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT YOU SUPPORT ENDING UP IN CONGRESS ON THIS? IF YOU COULD MOVE THINGS IN PARALLEL >> THAT CAN'T END UP IN CONGRESS, BECAUSE HOW CONGRESS WORKS AS WELL AS THE HOUSE ACT AND SENATE ACT, THEY WILL GO TO CONGRESS TO TRY TO RECONCILE THE LEGISLATION

IT IS SO IMPORTANT, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CARE SO MUCH, THEY KNOW SO MUCH, THEY ARE WATCHING AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE NEVER HAD BEFORE AS YOU CAN SEE, TAKING ALL KINDS OF SHAPE IN TERMS OF SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT WHICH WE ARE AS A COUNTRY AND HOW WE TREAT PEOPLE SO AGAIN, MY NEGOTIATORS ARE LED BY KAREN BASS AND JERRY NADLER, CHAIR OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE IT IS VERY DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF WHAT IT DOES, THEN THE SENATE BILL

LIKE WE SAID, SIMILAR CATEGORIES >> TO THAT END, IN YOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH LEIDER SCHUMER, YOU ARE ENCOURAGING HIM TO LET THAT SENATE BILL MOVE FORWARD AND GET TO THAT POINT? >> ONE OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR INTERACTIONS IS, THEY DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND I DON'T TELL THEM WHAT TO DO IT IS UP TO THE SENATE TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND HOW THEY GO FORWARD BUT WE DO HAVE A BILL THAT IS INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE SENATE WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE WORK OF SENATOR BOOKER AND SENATOR HARRIS AND HOW THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO WHAT THEY FEEL IS, AND WE LEAVE IT UP TO THEM TO MAKE THEIR JUDGMENT

>> IN MID- NOVEMBER, THE PRESIDENT GAVE A SUPREME COURT RULING THAT THEY MIGHT BE WILLING TO MAKE A DEAL AND I ASKED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, IN THE DEALING WITH THE EMPLOYEES WHO MIGHT BE WILLING TO TRADE, HE SAID, NO AT THAT POINT DO YOU SEE THE POSSIBILITY FOR ANY SORT OF — BASED ON THE MOVEMENT, A DEAL ON DACA? OR MOVING SOME SORT OF IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION BETWEEN NOW AND THE LEGISLATION? >> WE WOULD LIKE TO PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT, WHICH GOES WELL BEYOND DACA TO MANY MORE DREAMERS IT GOES TOWARD STATUS, DEFERRED ENFORCEMENT KIND OF PRIVILEGE, AND SO WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT BILL PASSED WHAT WE WOULD REALLY LIKE, THOUGH, IS TO COME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT GOES EVEN WELL BEYOND THE LEGISLATION I JUST TALKED ABOUT

BUT THERE ISN'T ANYBODY THAT WANTS US TO CREATE A WALL >> IS THAT BACK ON THE TABLE WHERE YOU COULD SEE THE HOUSE PASS AN IMMIGRATION BILL NOW? >> WE DID PASS THE BILL IT'S CALLED THE DRE

AM ACT IT IS BOTH YOU WILL SEE

I MEAN, THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT A BIPARTISAN COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM RIGHT THERE ON TV IN THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND WE WILL SEE I MEAN, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD DO THAT THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO FOR OUR COUNTRY THERE WAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE SENATE FOR SUCH A BILL, WHICH THE SENATE OPPOSED HOUSE REPUBLICANS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BREED POT UP IN THE HOUSE

SO IT ISN'T AS IF WE HAVEN'T FOUND OUR COMMON GROUND WE CAN, BUT THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME WHAT IS IT? 130 — >> EIGHT SOMETHING LIKE THAT >> 138

LET'S HOPE FOR THE BEST, AND WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND THAT BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT MEANT MAYBE HE DOESN'T EITHER >> MADAM SPEAKER, OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE STUNNING ALLEGATIONS AND I'M CURIOUS, DO YOU WANT TO SEE HIM TESTIFY IN THE HOUSE? AND WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO SUBPOENA HIM IF NECESSARY? >> WELL, IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE HE WAS SO ARROGANT IN TERMS OF THE HOUSE WHEN WE WERE ENGAGED IN THE IMPEACHMENT WE DID IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

REMOVING HIM FROM OFFICE, AND THEY HAVE SAID, MANY OF THEM HAVE SAID, THERE IS NOTHING THAT JOHN BOLTON HAS PUT FORTH THAT WOULD CHANGE THEIR MIND, THAT REMOVING THE PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE, BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW UNFIT THE PRESIDENT IS, THEY JUST DID NOT WANT A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TRUMP, BY WHAT WE SAW, BY WHAT OTHERS ARE BEING QUOTED AS SAYING, IN TERMS OF LEADERS, IN THE PRESIDENT'S OWN ADMINISTRATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CLEARLY ETHICALLY UNFIT AND INTELLECTUALLY UNPREPARED TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER TO THE REPUBLICANS OF THE UNITED STATES DID NOT SEEM TO MATTER TO JOHN BOLTON HE CHOSE LOYALTY OVER PATRIOTISM

AND SO IS GOING TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF THIS BOOK, I GUESS AND SO WE WILL MAKE A JUDGMENT WE ARE PREPARED TO MAKE A JUDGMENT BECAUSE IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT WHAT WE SUBPOENAED WE DID SUBPOENA SOME OF HIS EMPLOYEES, AND THEY COURAGEOUSLY TESTED TRY SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORK WITH HIM, THEY TESTIFIED AS MR

SCHIFF'S STATEMENT MR SCHIFF PULLED OUT A VERY STRONG STATEMENT, I CALLED TO HER ATTENTION ELLIOTT ANGLE, THE CHAIR OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE PUT OUT A VERY STRONG STATEMENT ON THIS DISCUSSING HOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE BEST SERVED BY OVERSIGHT THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW

AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE WAITING FOR THE COURT TO DECIDE MAYBE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH AS TO WHETHER THEY GO TO THE FORCE, THE SEPARATION, THREE COEQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, EACH A CHECK AND BALANCE OF EACH OTHER THAT IS WAS BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT NOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE SUBPOENAS BEING EXPECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH SO ONE THING IS FOR SURE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW OUR OVERSIGHT WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE, I WILL DISCUSS THAT WITH CHAIRS OF THE COMMITTEE >> GIVEN WHAT YOU'VE SEEN IN THE FIRST BILL — >> I HAVEN'T SEEN THE BOOK

I'M NOT GOING TO BUY THE BOOK I DON'T WANT TO BUY A BOOK THAT WAS A SUBSTITUTE FOR TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS ABOUT THE WELL- BEING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE >> RU — >> NO, I'M VERY PROUD OF WHAT WE DID DECISIONS WERE MADE SO FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS TRYING TO KEEP THE CON GOING WITH THE LIGHT WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BY CRITICIZING US, WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD NOT COME IN, OR THAT HE WOULD NOT SUBPOENA HIM, THIS IS CALLED A CON

AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE, AND IT IS REALLY A SAD THING BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE THAT'S CLEAR AND HE DOES WANT TO KEEP HIS TIES TO THE RIGHT- WING I PLACE NO VALUE ON THAT I REPEAT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, CLEARLY THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR, IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ETHICALLY UNFIT, AND INTELLECTUALLY UNPREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

>> MADAM SPEAKER, I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE BIG MOMENTS THAT CONGRESS HAS FACED, WHETHER IT BE IMMIGRATION OR GUN VIOLENCE OR DEFICIT REDUCTION WE'VE SEEN THESE MOMENTS WHERE IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A LOT OF BUY- IN FOR A COMMON CAUSE, ONLY FOR IT TO FALL APART AT THE END I'M CURIOUS YOUR LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE ON POLICE REFORM, GIVEN THAT THIS APPEARS TO BE ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS >> WELL YOU KNOW, WE GO BACK TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN PUBLIC SENTIMENT IS EVERYTHING

WITH IT, YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ALMOST ANYTHING WITHOUT PRACTICALLY NOTHING NOW YOU'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN AND IT IS A FACT AND PUBLIC SENTIMENT PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE CHOICES DO

THEY DO AND FOR THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO IGNORE THAT CALL FOR JUSTICE, IT WOULD BE WRONG I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN NOW, BECAUSE IT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE INSIST AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO STOP INSISTING UNTIL WE GET SOMETHING DONE >> MADAM SPEAKER, I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO THE POLICE REFORM BILL

SORRY ABOUT THAT I LIKE TO GO OVER THE POLICE REFORM BILL OVER IN LOS ANGELES, THERE HAS BEEN A REACTION, APPARENTLY, SOME OFFICERS DID NOT SHOW UP TO WORK OVER IN ATLANTA WE ARE HEARING THAT SOME OFFICERS — TO WORK THERE IS THERE CONCERN ABOUT BLUE FLU HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AS A REACTION TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN CAPITOL HILL AS WELL AS LOCALLY? >> I THINK THAT THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE, WHETHER THAT IS FIREFIGHTERS, BUT MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE, THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE, WHO CARE ABOUT DOING THEIR JOBS IN A WAY THAT HONORS JUSTICE

AND WE'VE HAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE AND CONNECTED THEM SO THAT WE COULD HEAR SOME OF THEIR CONCERNS AND WE THINK THAT THERE IS A PLACE FOR US TO COME TOGETHER WE DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO, AS WE'VE SEEN THEIR ACTIONS, I DON'T THINK EVERYBODY WHO WEARS BLUE BE PROUD OF THOSE ACTIONS BUT I DO THINK THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN BLUE THAT SIMPLY ARE PROUD OF, AND I THINK THERE ARE ENOUGH OF THEM TO KEEP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE OKAY

>> IS THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT NEGOTIATING ON THE HEROES ACT? ARE THEY OPEN TO CALLING OUT — PUTTING ON THE FLOOR A SMALLER BILL TO ADDRESS THE PANDEMIC EARLY? >> WELL, WHAT WOULD THEY WANT TO DO? IF WE TAKE OUT THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MONEY WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, BY THE END OF JUNE, MANY STATES AND LOCALITIES HAVE TO HAVE THEIR BUDGETS BALANCED BUT A GREAT PERCENTAGE DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THAT REALLY? REALLY? YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MEET THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE NEEDING TO HAVE THEIR BUDGETS BALANCED? THIS IS MONEY THAT IS NEEDED FOR THEM TO PAY FOR THEIR COST THE COST OF THE CORONAVIRUS TO THEM TO MEET THE NEEDS AND A LOSS OF REVENUE

MEET THE NEEDS, LOSS OF REVENUE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING, TESTING, TESTING ARE THEY WILLING TO HELP THE STATES TEST IN A WAY THAT FIGHTS THIS? FIGHTS THIS VIRUS, DEFEATS THIS VIRUS WHY WOULD WE DEFY THOSE TWO? BECAUSE THEY ARE DIRECTLY CONNECTED AND WHAT THEY WANT TO DO THEY SAY THEY DON'T WANT TO DO

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THIS IS THE 13th WEEK THAT WE'VE HAD OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT SO WHAT PIECE WOULD YOU SUBTRACT? THIS IS A VERY DISCIPLINED, FOCUSED, NECESSARY PIECE OF LEGISLATION HONOR OUR HEROES, SUPPORT STATE AND LOCAL, OPEN OUR ECONOMY, TESTING, TRACING , MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I THINK THEY ARE ALL VERY CONNECTED TO GO FORWARD TOGETHER

I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY INITIATIVE ON — I HAVEN'T SEEN THEM SAY WE SHOULD HELP STATE AND LOCAL I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYBODY IN THE SENATE TO SAY THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYBODY SAY, WE NEED TO ATTEST SO THAT WE CAN ADDRESS THIS COMPREHENSIVELY ADDRESSING THE DISPARITY IN ALL OF THIS

AND I HAVE HEARD SOMEONE SAY, THEY DON'T WANT TO DO ANYMORE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE UNEMPLOYMENT, ALL OF THE THINGS I JUST MENTIONED, THEY ARE ALL STIMULUS TO THE ECONOMY THEY ARE ALL STIMULUS TO THE ECONOMY OF COURSE, I HAVE TO SAY IT ALL THE TIME THE ONE PIECE, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, SPEAKER

GOV/HEROESA GO LOOK IT UP, COST HALF OF WHAT THE REPUBLICANS DID IN THEIR TAX SCAM 83% OF THE BENEFIT TO THE TOP 1%, BEING OFFERED BY ANY STIMULUS TO THE ECONOMY, AND EACH $2000 OF DEBT SO HALF IS WHAT THEY WERE WILLING TO DO FOR THE HIGH-END OR WHAT THEY WERE WANTING TO DO FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND AT THE SAME TIME, HONOR OUR OWN, OUR HEROES

>> SPEAKER, I WONDER IF YOU — YOU SAID THAT YOU FEEL LIKE THE CATEGORIES ARE THE SAME, OR YOU INDICATED THAT I WONDER IF YOU SEE MORE URGENCY HERE ON POLICE REFORM THEN YOU SAW, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE GUN QUESTION OR ANY OTHER NUMBER OF BILLS THAT THE SENATE HAS NOT TAKEN UP YOU ARE BOTH WORKING ON THE SAME TOPIC I WONDER IF IT IS NOTABLE FOR YOU >> YESTERDAY WAS THE FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

AS WE SAID, OF THAT TERRIBLE SHOOTING WHERE THAT YOUNG MAN WENT IN AND PRAYED WITH PEOPLE AND THEN SHOT THEM DEAD SHOT THEM DEAD MEMORIALIZING IT AGAIN YESTERDAY SO, THAT ISSUE IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE

AND THE BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION INCLUDES THE — IS IMPORTANT TO US AND LIKE 80% OF AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPORT THAT, INCLUDING NURSES WHO HAVE TO HAVE BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND THEY CAN COMPLY WITH THAT AND SUPPORT THAT LEGISLATION WE HAVEN'T SEEN TENS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME A MESSAGE THAT SPREADS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ABOUT JUSTICE SO THAT DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS WAS ABOUT THIS ISSUE OF POLICE BRUTALITY, BUT ALSO ABOUT FAIRNESS

FAIRNESS ACROSS THE BOARD AND WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BRUTALITY AND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SAFETY, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT –, TOO SO THAT CONTINUES TO BE A VERY IMPORTANT INITIATIVE FOR US BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, AND IT'S QUITE OBVIOUS TO ALL OF US, THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE, AWAY FROM THE VISIBLE STRANGULATION, LYNCHING, CHOKEHOLDS OF GEORGE FLOYD, AND THE REACTION THAT PEOPLE HAD THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED, IT HAPPENED MANY TIMES

BUT, SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER, AND HAS — I WILL CONCLUDE BY SAYING WHAT I'VE SAID TO YOU BEFORE WE HAD — IN ALABAMA, WHEN YOU GO TO — ONE THAT IS THE MONEY MEANT AND THE OTHER A MUSEUM WHEN YOU GO TO THE MUSEUM, IT'S ABOUT SLAVERY AND THIS AND THAT AND I BRING IT UP AGAIN, BECAUSE I HAVE MY GRANDCHILDREN VISITING ME WHEN WE SAW THIS THERE ARE TWO LITTLE CHILDREN ON THE WALL

THEY ARE SLAVES, AND THEY SPEAK AND THEY SAY, MAMA, MAMA THEY ARE LITTLE CHILDREN MAMA, MAMA HAS ANYONE SEEN OUR MOTHER? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE OUR MOTHER IS? OF COURSE YOU KNOW THE MOTHER HAS BEEN SEPARATED FROM THE CHILDREN AND THE BRUTALITY OF ALL OF THAT

AND THEN, YOU HEAR GEORGE FLOYD CALL OUT FOR HIS MOTHER THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL, I THINK IT JUST STRUCK SUCH A CHORD FOR MANY REASONS NOT JUST THE MAMA PART, BUT THE PARTS OF EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS, SOMEONE YELLED, I CAN'T BREATHE THE INHUMANITY OF IT ALL I THINK HAS TAKEN US TO A PLACE, YOU DON'T HAVE A BILL >> HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO LEAD COMMISSIONER? >> NO

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EYA A

M EASTERN >>> THIS MORNING WE ARE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM RAYSHARD BROOKS EARLIER THIS YEAR, SPEAKING WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS INOLI EXPERIENCE BEING INCARCERATED >> LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WE DO HAVE LIVES

YOU KNOW, AND NOT JUST TO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS >> Reporter: THE COMPANY WHICH FOCUSES ON FIGHTING INCARCERATION POSTED AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR STORIES ABOUT NAVIGATING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMHE N >> GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS, IT HARDENED ME TO A POINT, WHERE I'M TRYING I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO GIVE UP YOU KNOW, AND I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING HAUNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE

>> Reporter: THIS COMES AS PRESIDENT IS ALLEGE THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM DID NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WHAT WEND WERE DISCOVERED IS S DURING THE TWO MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE ACTUALLY KICKED MR BROOKS WHILE HE LAID ON THE GROUND WHILE HE WAS THERE, FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER BROSNAN, ACTUALLY STOOD ON MR

BROOKS' SHOULDER WHILE HE WAS THERE STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BOTH OFFICERS ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES F OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WHO WAS TERMINATED FACES 11 CHARGES INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS, FELONY MURDER AFTER FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS, PROSECUTORS SAY ROLFE SAID THESE WORDS >> THE UTTERANCE MADE BY OFFICER ROLFE WAS, I GOT HIM

>> THE SECOND OFFICER, DEVIN BROSNAN, FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OATH VIOLATION FOR BROOKS' WIFE, TOMIKA MILLER, HEARING THOSE DETAILS FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS LIKE A GUT PUNCH >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE DONE IF I HAVE SEEN THIS FOR MYSELF, BUT I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT JUST BY F HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH, AND IT HURT IT HURT REALLY BAD >> LAST FRIDAY, THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST

AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY, VIDEO SHOWS BROOKS STRUGGLING WITH THE OFFICERS ONCE THEY TRIED TO ARREST HIM, GRABBING ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RUNNING BEFORE THE DA SAYS HE TURNED AROUND AND FIRED THAT TASER ON RN T HIM T ROLFE RESPONDED WITH TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN OVERNIGHT ON FOX OW NEWS

>> YOU CAN'T RESIST A POLICE OFFICER IF YOU HAVE A D, DISAGREEMENT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY, VERY SAD THING AND, LOOK, IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT NTOF CONTROL

>> THIS MORNING, THE ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH OFFICERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOTH ATTORNEYS SAY THAT THEIR CLIENTNTSDIDE DID I FACT RENDER AID TO BROOKS AN ATTORNEY FOR ROLFE SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED AN ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER BROSNAN IS CALLING THIS A RUSH TO JUDGMENT OVERNIGHT, THE HEAD OF AFPOLICING SAID AFTER THOSE CHARGES WERE ANNOUNCED, A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AROUND THE CITY WALKED OFF OF STHE JOB

OTHERS WERE RADIO SILENT FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES HE SAYS THIS WAS NOT A STRIKE OR COORDINATED EFFORT HE SAYS IT IS NOT A SO-CALLED BLUE FLU, RIBUT RATHER OFFICERS SAYING THAT RE THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH >> WE ARE JOINED NOW BY TOMIKA MILLER SHE IS RAYSHARD BROOKS' WIDOW, AND SHE'S JOINED BY HER ATTORNEY, CHRIS STEWART

I WANT TO SAY, GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU HAYO AND, MS MILLER, CONDOLENCES I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH FOUR DAYS AGO YOU'VE LEARNED YOUR HUSBAND WAS KILLED

NOW TODAY,Y, THE OFFICERS INVOLVED WILL FACE CHARGES ONE OF THEM, THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON, FACES CHARGES THAT COULD BRING THE DEATH PENALTY HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IWHAT'S HAPPENED? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE CHARGES? >> EVERYTHING IS JUST PRETTY MUCH BREATHTAKING NG I DON'T KNOW HOW THINGS WILL GO FROM HERE, BUT I'M JUST PRAYING THAT EVERYTHING WILL GO THROUGH AS GOD'S WILL IT IS JUST VERY EMOTIONAL

ALL I CAN KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS JUST, MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE NO MANY HOW MANY CHARGES, IT IS NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A DAY WHERE I SEE HIM WALK THROUGH HIS DOOR, TRYING TO DO THE BEST IN HIS LIFE, BECOMING THE BEST HE CAN BE FOR HIS FAMILY SO, I'M GLAD ABOUT THE CHARGES, BUT I WANT TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH

>> MR STUART, AS I TURN TO YOU, THERE WERE SOME REALLY DISTURBING FACTS REVEALED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY YESTERDAY ABOUT THE WAY THAT MR BROOKS WAS TREATED AFTER THE SHOOTING, ACCORDING TO THE IN DISTRICT ATTORNEY, WHO SAID THAT HE WASN'T GIVEN AID AFTER TWO MINUTES, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT THE OFFICERS ARE ER NOW DENYING, THAT MR BROOKS WAS KICKED, THAT ONE OF THE OFFICERS SAID, I GOT HIM, THAT FIRED HETHE WEAPON THAT'S ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS

HOW DID THIS IMPACT THE CASE? >> JUST WATCH THE VIDEO IF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD TAKEN TWO YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION, THE UNION, AND THESE OFFICERS' LAWYERS STILL WOULD HAVE SAID IT WAS A RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND IT WAS WRONG YOU JUST CAN'T WIN IF YOU TRY TO CHARGE A POLICE OFFICER IT DOESN'T MATTER THEY ARE WRONG, AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH GTHE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

SO WE ARE JUST GOING TO WAIT AND LET IT PLAY OUT AND T,HOPE THAT WE FINALLY GET JUSTICE FOR HIM >> MR STUART, I SHOULD MENTION BECAUSE THE LEGAL TEAM FOR OFFICER ROLFE, THE ONE WHO FIRED HIS RS WEAPON, PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING THAT MR BROOKS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED TWO OFFICERS, DISARMED ONE OF THEM BY TAKING HIS TASER HE SAID WHEN MR

BROOKS TURNED AND POINTED AN OBJECT AT OFFICER ROLFE, ANY OFFICER WOULD HAVE REASONABLY BELIEVED HE WOULD HAVE INTENDED TO DISARM, DISABLE, OR SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT DEFENSE? >> I SAY THAT —- >> OH, I THINK ST WE JUST — I THINK WE UNFORTUNATELY JUST — I STILL HAVE MS MILLER A WITH ME I GUESS I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION, MS MILLER

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE OFFICERS ARE SAYING, ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE? HOW DO YOU SEE THIS INTERACTION? >> IT IS RIDICULOUS IT IS STILL UNJUSTIFIED REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY FEEL, IT IS R UNJUSTIFIED THE DISTANCE OF HIM RUNNING AWAY, IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER WENT TO THAT YOU KNOW? IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVEN GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HIM HAVING TO FEEL AV LIKE HE HAD TO E DEFEND HIMSELF

HE WAS NEVER TOLD WHY HE WAS BEING ARRESTED SO FOR THEM TO TRY TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS IS RIDICULOUS TO ME IT REALLY IS >> AND I THINK WE HAVE — I WANT TO GET YOUR LAWYERS OPINION ON IT AS WELL BECAUSE THIS IS LIKELY, MR

STUART, WHERE THE LEGAL CASE IS GOING, AND I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO THWHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE LLTO THAT? >> THE SHOT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE AS MR BROOKS HAD TURNED BACK AROUND AND WAS RUNNING 18 FEET AWAY AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID A TASER IS A NONLETHAL L WEAPON SO WHEN IT IS USED ON VICTIMS ALL THE TIME, THE DEFENSE IS THE OPPOSITE

THE DEFENSE IS, IF IT IS NON- LIFE- THREATENING, IT IS USED AND TRAINED TO BE USED IN THESE SITUATIONS YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH ,WAYS IS IT NONLETHAL, OR IS IT LEGAL? I UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSES I UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT AN OFFICER WAS FINALLY CHARGED FOR ONCE BUT THINK ABOUT HOW UPSET ALL OF THE VICTIMS ARE WHEN THIS NEVER HAPPENS

SO LET'S JUST BE FAIR AND LOOK AT BOTH SIDES AND LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT JUSTICE COMES TO BOTH SIDES FOR ONCE, IT IS COMING TO OTHE VICTIM >> MS MILLER, I WANTED TO JUST ASK YOU A SIMPLE QUESTION

YOU MENTIONED, FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP, YOU'VE GOT FOUR KIDS, ONE JUST HAD HER EIGHTH BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY THAT HER DAD DIED JUST HOW — >>> GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOUR SMILING FACES LET ME INTRODUCE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE TODAY LET'S JUST INTRODUCE THEM AND LET ME JUST SAY TO THEM ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE, I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AT THIS TABLE

AND MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE TEAM WHO WERE NOT AT THIS TABLE WHO HAVE JUST BEEN EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE FOR THE PEOPLE OVER THESE PAST 108 DAYS THIS WAS A DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY AND A CHALLENGE FOR THE GOVERNMENT, DEALING WITH THIS CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE FOR SOCIETY UNLIKE ANYTHING WE'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFETIME, AND MY LIFETIME IS PRETTY LONG I CAN TELL THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE THIS THEY COULD NOT HAVE HAD A MORE TALENTED, SMARTER, MORE PROFESSIONAL TEAM WORKING FOR THEM THAN THE TEAM THAT WAS IN THE STATE GOVERNMENT

AND I HAVE WORKED WITH A LOT OF GOVERNMENT PROBES, BUT NO TEAM HOLDS A CANDLE TO WHAT THIS TEAM DID TO MY LEFT IS ROBERT I HAVE WORKED WITH HIM FOR 13 YEARS THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE WITH HIM, HE WAS WORKING FOR THE SENATE BEFORE HE CAME TO WORK FOR ME, ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED, SMART PEOPLE I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH IN MY LIFE AND WE ARE THANKFUL THAT HE WAS THERE

MELISSA DEROSA DID EVERY ONE OF THESE BRIEFINGS WITH ME, HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR SEVEN YEARS, WAS IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE BEFORE THAT, WORKS AROUND THE CLOCK, AND WHAT SHE DID WAS JUST PHENOMENAL DR ZUCKER, FIVE YEARS HEALTH COMMISSIONER, HE HAS DEALT WITH THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF A GENERATION NOBODY HAS GONE THROUGH THIS BEFORE AND HE HAS DONE EXTREMELY WELL

GARETH ROSE IS HERE A YOUNG FELLA WHO HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR ABOUT — YEARS HIS ENERGY, HIS TALENT, AND HIS CREATIVITY GOT US THROUGH EVERY DAY SO THEY'VE HAD TO HANDLE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THEY HAD TO DO IT WITH VERY LITTLE HELP FROM ANYONE ELSE

WE WILL GET INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AT ANOTHER TIME AND THEY HAD TO DO IT CARRYING ME ON THEIR BACK SO THEY REALLY HAD A BURDEN TO CARRY AND IT WAS A LONG ROAD 108 DAYS

EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT, WITHOUT A BREAK, WITHOUT A MOMENT WHERE YOU COULD SAY, LET'S RELAX EVERY MOMENT HAD A NEW CHALLENGE AND IT WAS JUST MY HONOR TO WORK WITH THEM THROUGH THIS AND I'M PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID I'M PROUD OF WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DID I'M PROUD OF WHAT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE DID

BUT WE NEEDED EVERY PIECE WORKING TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED, AND I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THAT TODAY IS DAY 110 25 DAYS SINCE THE CIVIL UNREST FOR MR FLOYD'S MURDER THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE COLLABORATIVE HAS JUST STARTED

I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE INFORMATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE IF WE DO IT RIGHT I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT WHERE THIS NATION SHOULD BE TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO REEVALUATE WHAT IT WANTS IN TERMS OF PUBLIC SAFETY WHAT DOES PUBLIC SAFETY MEAN TODAY IN SOCIETY? WE HAVEN'T REEVALUATED WHAT IT MEANS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WE PUT IN PRISON

THAT WE PUT MORE PEOPLE IN PRISON IN THIS NATION THAN ANY INDUSTRIALIZED NATION ON THE GLOBE WE'VE BEEN TALKING FOR DECADES, THAT OF COURSE, IT COSTS MORE TO KEEP A PERSON IN PRISON THAN IT WOULD TO EDUCATE A CHILD AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED WE SAW MR FLOYD'S MURDER, BUT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING MR

FLOYD'S MURDER FOR 40, 50 YEARS FINALLY, PEOPLE SAID, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NOW IS THE MOMENT TO CHANGE BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN CHANGE DOESN'T HAPPEN BECAUSE YOU SAY CHANGE

CHANGE DOESN'T HAPPEN BECAUSE YOU GO OUT AND YOU DEMONSTRATE, AND YOU INSIST ON CHANGE CHANGE ONLY HAPPENS IF THE GOVERNMENT THEN AND ASK CHANGE REVEREND SHARPTON WAS HERE WHEN HE WAS SAYING, DEMONSTRATE, LEGISLATE, RECONCILIATION DEMONSTRATION, LEGISLATION RECONCILIATION

THE DEMONSTRATION IS THE EXPRESSION OF OUTRAGE TO MAKE THE GOVERNMENT CHANGE, AND THE GOVERNMENT CHANGES THROUGH LEGISLATION OKAY SO WHAT IS THE CHANGE GOING TO BE FROM ALL OF THESE PROTESTS AND ALL OF THIS OUTRAGE? WHAT IS IT? AND DON'T GIVE ME JUST A PRESS RELEASE, WHERE ALL OF THESE POLITICIANS PUT OUT A PRESS RELEASE I THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE TEARGAS I THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE RUBBER BULLETS

I THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE THE COLOR OF UNIFORMS THIS IS NOT ABOUT TEARGAS OR RUBBER BULLETS OR THE COLOR OF UNIFORMS THIS IS ABOUT MAKING FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE TO THE SYSTEM, AND IT'S HARD BY THE WAY, THE SYSTEM IS GOING TO PUSH BACK DON'T KID YOURSELF

WHEN YOU GO TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO, THE STATUS QUO REARS UP TO DEFEAT CHANGE THAT'S LIFE THAT'S SOCIETY WHAT WE ARE SAYING IN THE STATE IS, TO ACCELERATE THIS AND ENGAGE IT, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAVE TO COME TOGETHER, HAVE THE DISCUSSION IN THE COLLABORATIVE, COME UP WITH A PLAN, AND PASS IT THROUGH A LEGISLATIVE BODY, NEW YORK CITY MEANS LEGISLATION HAS TO PASS IT BY APRIL 1st

HAVE THE HARD CONVERSATION COME UP WITH A PLAN, BUT GET IT DONE BY APRIL 1st IF YOU WANT SOMETHING FROM THE STATE AND ANSWER THE TOUGH QUESTIONS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BRING ABOUT CHANGE WHAT FUNCTIONS DO YOU WANT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DO? THAT'S WHERE THIS STARTS BEEN, WHAT STAFF DO YOU NEED TO DO THAT? REDUCE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

REDUCE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHAT DO YOU WANT IT TO DO? AND THEN WHAT IS THE STAFFING FOR THAT POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH THOSE FUNCTIONS? DEFUND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT IS THE BUDGET? THE BUDGET IS WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THE STAFF AFTER YOU DECIDE WHAT FUNCTIONS YOU WANT TO PERFORM WHAT IS YOUR USE OF FORCE POLICY? DEMILITARIZED THE POLICE WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU WANT TO TAKE AWAY? WHAT PROCEDURES DO YOU WANT TO TAKE AWAY? WHAT IS THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS? HOW DOES THAT WORK? WHAT IS THE COMPLAINT PROCESS, AND WHO IS GOING TO REVIEW IT? HOW DO YOU USE DATA TO DRIVE THE DEPLOYMENT? HOW DO YOU USE BIAS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS SO REAL, AND HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR SO LONG? HOW DO YOU LINK THE POLICE WITH THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES, WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH, WITH THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ET CETERA? THOSE ARE THE REAL QUESTIONS

THOSE ARE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ANSWER TO ACTUALLY HAVE THE CHANGE WE SHOULD HAVE AND IF WE USE THIS MOMENT, WHERE CHANGE IS ACTUALLY POSSIBLE, THAT HAS TO BE DONE COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY BECAUSE WHAT NEW YORK CITY IS GOING TO BE WANT IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT BUFFALO WANTS, DIFFERENT THAN WHAT ALBANY WANTS, AND THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE BUT WE NEED LEADERSHIP ON THE LOCAL LEVEL TO STAND UP AND START THIS REAL PROCESS AND THIS REAL DISCUSSION ON REOPENING, NEW YORK HAS BEEN SMART ABOUT HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

SMART MEANS WE FOLLOW THE FACTS WE DID TESTING YESTERDAY, WE DO TESTING EVERY DAY WE DID 68,000 TESTS YESTERDAY JUST THINK ABOUT THAT 68,000 TESTS IN ONE DAY

SOUNDS LIKE A LOT IT IS IT IS MORE THAN ANY STATE MORE PER CAPITA THAN ANY STATE MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY ON THE GLOBE PER CAPITA

YAY, NEW YORK 68,000 TESTS BIG SAMPLE WHAT DID IT SAY? 09%

LESS THAN 1% POSITIVE LOWEST PERCENT POSITIVE SINCE WE HAVE STARTED LOWEST PERCENT POSITIVE SINCE WE HAVE STARTED HIGHEST NUMBER OF TESTS, LOWEST PERCENT POSITIVE HIGHEST NUMBER OF TEST BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN RAMPING UP TESTING, RAMPING UP TESTING, RAMPING UP TESTING

SO THAT IS JUST GREAT NEWS THAT'S WHY I AM IN SUCH A HAPPY, GO LUCKY MOOD THAT'S WHY I AM A COOL DUDE IN A LOOSE MOOD YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE NUMBERS ON THE CHART ALL OF THE NUMBERS ON THE CHART ARE GOOD

NEW YORK CITY, WE REOPENED YESTERDAY, WE WERE 1% WHEN WE STARTED ON SATURDAY, 14 SO, 1

4, 13, 12, 12, ONE GREAT, GREAT, GREAT

ONLY CAUTION SIGN, OF COURSE, THE STATE, CENTRAL NEW YORK 16, 13, 14, 1

1 HOW DID YOU GO FROM 06 TO 03 TO 14? THAT'S RIGHT

SO THEN WE GO BACK TO THE TRACING FUNCTION, WHICH IS UP AND RUNNING GO TRACE THE POSITIVES, AND SEE IF THEY LEAD US TO ANYTHING THEY DIDN'T IN CENTRAL NEW YORK, OSWEGO, THERE IS AN APPLE MANUFACTURING PLANT, WHERE THEY TAKE APPLES, AND THEY PROCESS APPLES FOR SALE AND THERE IS A CLUSTER OF CASES IN THAT APPLE MANUFACTURING PLANT, ABOUT 34 POSITIVES IN ONE PLANT

THAT'S BAD NEWS BUT THAT'S ALSO GOOD NEWS THAT'S THE WAY THIS IS SUPPOSED TO WORK YOU SEE THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS, YOU TRACE THE INCREASE DOES IT LEAD ANYWHERE? ARE THEY AT THE SAME PARTY? ARE THEY AT THE SAME EMPLOYER? ARE THEY AT THE SAME PROTESTS? WERE THEY WORKING IN THE SAME PLANT? GET TO THAT PLANT, ADDRESS IT

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, ALL OF THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN GOOD NEW YORK CITY, YOU SEE BY BOROUGH, WE CAN LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND IT HAS ALL BEEN GOOD LOWEST NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS SINCE WE STARTED AMEN NUMBER OF DEATHS PICKED UP A LITTLE BIT, BUT THE OVERALL CURVE IS THE LOWEST WE HAVE SEEN

SO IT IS ALL GOOD NEWS ACROSS THE BOARD OUR NEW YORK CITY REOPENING, THE WAY WE DO THIS, THE WAY WE'VE DONE IT IN EVERY REGION ACROSS THE STATE IS, WE COMPILE ALL OF THE DATA, WHEN WE GET NEAR THE END OF THAT PHASE, WE HAVE STATE OFFICIALS REVIEW IT, AND WE HAVE GLOBAL EXPERTS REVIEW THAT DATA, TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT WE ARE MISSING AND WE DON'T LOOK AT JUST THE TOP LINE DATA THAT I SHOWED YOU NOT THAT YOU ARE NOT PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS, ALSO, STATISTICIANS, SCIENTISTS, AND YOU'LL BE WILL TO THINKING THINGS IN THE DATA I BELIEVE THAT IS HOW YOU ARE ABLE TO DO THAT

WE HAVE GLOBAL EXPERTS, WHO LOOK AT THE DATA, AND, WHEN THEY SIGN OFF, THEN I SIGN OFF I DO NOT SIGN OFF UNTIL THEY SIGN OFF SO THEY ARE REVIEWING THE NEW YORK CITY DATA IT IS SUPPOSED TO GO ON MONDAY THEY WILL WATCH IT FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

THEY ARE STUDYING IT NOW BUT ALL OF THE INDICATIONS ARE GOOD, SO I'M SAYING TODAY, YOU'LL GET A FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW BUT I AM SAYING BUSINESSES SHOULD PLAN ON REOPENING WE JUST HAD A CALL THIS MORNING WHERE WE WENT OVER THE NEW YORK CITY DATA, AND EVERYONE IS FEELING GOOD SO MY ADVICE TO NEW YORK CITY BUSINESS IS, PLAN TO REOPEN MONDAY ON PHASE TWO

NOW, PHASE TWO IS PHASE TWO THIS ONLY WORKS, THIS WHOLE PROCESS, BECAUSE EVERY PHASE HAS RULES AND IF YOU FOLLOW THOSE RULES, IT IS A CONTROLLED OPENING OF THE ECONOMY IT CONTROLS HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INTRODUCED INTO THE CITY, ONTO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, ONTO THE SIDEWALKS, ET CETERA AS THAT NUMBER IS INCREASING, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN THEN GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND DO WITH THE INCREASE

THAT'S PART OF THE PHASING BUT THERE ARE RULES IT'S NOT, WE REOPEN, HALLELUJAH NO THAT'S WHAT OTHER STATES DID

THAT'S A MISTAKE WE REOPEN IN PHASES AND A PHASE HAS RULES, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT A PHASE AS OPPOSED TO AN OVERALL REOPENING IF YOU IGNORE THE RULES, THEN IT'S NOT A PHASE REOPENING, RIGHT? PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THE RULES AND THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RULES THEY ARE ON THE WEBSITE, BUT THEY ARE SPECIFIC FOR SPECIFIC BUSINESSES

THERE IS OCCUPANCY RULES THERE ARE BARRIER RULES THERE IS SIGNAGE, THERE'S DISTANCE, CONGREGATIONS, MORE MEETINGS NO SHARING OF FOOD BEVERAGES PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE RULES AND FOLLOW THE RULES

THERE ARE RULES ABOUT RETAIL SHOPPING AND HOW IT WORKS AND OVERALL OCCUPANCY WE HAVE DONE THIS IN EVERY REGION ACROSS THE STATE, IT HAS WORKED OVERALL, I CAN TELL YOU FROM EXPERIENCE, IT WORKS BETTER OR WORSE DEPENDING ON COMPLIANCE AND HOW WELL PEOPLE FOLLOW THE RULES THE IMPORTANT THING IS COMPLAINTS BY PEOPLE AND ENFORCEMENT BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS THE ISSUE

SO HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? IT DEPENDS ON HOW PEOPLE ACT, WHICH IS HOW THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN DETERMINED AND PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY NEW YORK CITY, LONG ISLAND, COMPLIANCE MATTERS IT MATTERS AND IT IS NOT JUST THE MORAL AND ETHICAL, COMMUNAL, IT IS LEGAL THESE ARE THE LAWS

SO BE AWARE OF THE LAW, FOLLOW THE LAW LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO DO THE COMPLIANCE AND THE COMPLIANCE AND THE ENFORCEMENT, THE FUNCTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, GETS MORE DIFFICULT AS WE GO THROUGH THESE PHASES BECAUSE, IT GETS MORE COMPLICATED, AND MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING INTO THE SYSTEM SO THE PHASES ARE ALSO ALONG THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO GET UP TO SPEED AND ALLOWING THE EXPERTISE AND THE CAPACITY TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT

WE ARE GOING TO TAKE AN ADDED STEP, WHERE I'M GOING TO INCREASE THE STATE'S ENFORCEMENT CAPACITY BY EXECUTIVE ORDER WHERE VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS COULD ALLOW THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY TO DO AN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF AN ALCOHOL LICENSE WHICH MEANS A BAR OR RESTAURANT VIOLATING THE RULES COULD HAVE AN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF THEIR LICENSE A BUSINESS THAT IS VIOLATING THE RULES COULD HAVE AN IMMEDIATE SHUTDOWN ORDER ALL RIGHT? SO WE HAVE MADE GREAT, GREAT PROGRESS

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T SLIDE BACK I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T GET CARELESS THE WEATHER IS NICE, EVERYTHING IS GOOD THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY, HALLELUJAH

NO, THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD BECAUSE WE ARE DOING WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, AND WE HAVE TO KEEP DOING WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO I'M ALSO SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT GIVES BARS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SIDEWALK, THE OUTSIDE AREA, IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF THEIR PREMISES AND THE STATE SLA WILL ENFORCE THAT ALSO THAT I NEED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO DO THEIR PARTS AS WE GO THROUGH THE PHASES, THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS INCREASE

THE STATE CANNOT DO ENFORCEMENT ON THESE LOCAL ISSUES ALL ACROSS THE STATE I, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE SLA DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH INVESTIGATORS WE NEED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO DO THEIR PARTS AND I KNOW, NOBODY LIKES TO BE THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS

IT IS NOT BAD NEWS WHEN PEOPLE FOLLOW THE RULES, THE INFECTION RATES STAY DOWN THAT'S CALLED GOOD NEWS BUT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO DO THEIR PART NEW YORK STATE IS ALSO ISSUING GUIDANCE TODAY FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE PLANNING A SEPTEMBER/FALL REOPENING

AND WE ARE ASKING THEM TO DEVELOP PLANS WE STILL NEED MORE DATA BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER TO MAKE A DEFINITIVE DETERMINATION, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE STARTING TO PREPARE PLANS FOR K-12 WE ARE DOING THE SAME WITH COLLEGE GUIDANCE, AND COLLEGES CAN GO AND GET EXAMPLES OF CONSIDERATIONS, BUT WE NEED REOPENING PLANS, MONITORING PLANS, CONTAINMENT PLANS AND SHUTDOWN PLANS LAST POINT, BUT A BIG POINT, THIS IS A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN THIS COUNTRY YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ACROSS THE NATION, AND PEOPLE SHOULD BE CONCERNED

YOU ARE SEEING THE VIRUS GO UP ACROSS THIS COUNTRY IT CONCERNS ME THAT YOU SEE OTHER STATES GOING UP IT CONCERNS ME AS AN AMERICAN IT ALSO CONCERNS ME ON A — LEVEL BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE MAY GET ON A PLANE, MAINLAND AT JFK, AND THIS COULD START ALL OVER AGAIN THAT'S HOW WE GOT HERE THE FIRST TIME

HOW DID THE NUMBER OF CASES GET SO BAD, SO QUICKLY? PEOPLE CAME FROM EUROPE, TO JFK, AND NOBODY TOLD US THAT THE VIRUS WAS IN EUROPE THAT'S THE FACTS FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS EVERYBODY SAID, THE VIRUS WAS IN CHINA LOOK AT CHINA, LOOK AT CHINA, LOOK AT CHINA IT WASN'T IN CHINA

IT CAME HERE FROM EUROPE, AND 3 MILLION EUROPEANS LANDED AT JFK JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH MARCH, THE NATION DID THE EUROPEAN TRAVEL BAN BY THEN, 3 MILLION EUROPEANS DID COME AND THAT'S HOW THE VIRUS CAME WE NOW HAVE THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL

YEAH, BUT FLORIDA DOESN'T, TEXAS DOESN'T, AND THESE OTHER STATES DON'T AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY GET ON A PLANE AND THEY COME TO JFK? SO WE GET THE INFECTION RATE DOWN AND THEN BECAUSE OTHER STATES ARE HIGH, WE COULD HAVE A PROBLEM THIS COUNTRY HAS TO WAKE UP WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, RIGHT? AND LET'S REALIZE THE FACT THAT ARE GOING ON AS WE SIT HERE THIS MORNING, BECAUSE, MY FATHER'S GREAT SPEECH, A TALE OF TWO CITIES YOU NOW HAVE A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES GOING ON

YOU HAVE TWO VERY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS HAPPENING IN STATES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY SOME STATES, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN SOME STATES, THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP WHY? SAME COUNTRY, SAME VIRUS WHY? THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE IS AN UNDENIABLE MISTAKE WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH COVID

THEIR GUIDANCE, THEIR DOCTRINE IS AN UNDENIABLE MISTAKE IT IS A POLITICAL THEORY, A PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORY, VERSUS A SCIENCE BASED FACT BASED THEORY THE WHITE HOUSE, FROM DAY ONE, HAS BEEN OPERATING ON A PURE POLITICAL IDEOLOGY WE SHOULD REOPEN GET THE ECONOMY GOING

GOVERNMENTS SHOULDN'T BE SLOWING DOWN THE ECONOMY IT WAS ALL POLITICAL IT WAS ALL PUBLIC RELATIONS BASED ON WHAT FACTS? BASED ON WHAT SCIENCE? NONE IT WAS ALL POLITICAL IDEOLOGY

WE SAID, HERE IN NEW YORK, THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS THE VIRUS NEVER SAID TO ME IT'S A DEMOCRAT, THE VIRUS NEVER SAID TO ME IT IS REPUBLICAN NO TEST EVER SAID THAT DEALING WITH THE VIRUS IS A MATTER OF SCIENCE IT'S A MATTER OF FACT

THAT'S HOW YOU DEAL WITH THE DISEASE YOU DON'T DEAL WITH THE POLITICALLY AND YOU NOW SEE STATES THAT HAVE DEALT WITH IT POLITICALLY VERSUS STATES THAT HAVE DEALT WITH IT ON A SCIENCE, FACT BASIS AND YOU SEE THE VIRUS SPREADING IN STATES THAT HAVE AN UNMANAGED REOPENING

WELL, DO THEY ALWAYS HAVE AN EXCUSE? IT'S NOT REALLY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TEST ARE INCREASING I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS MORE TESTING DOES NOT MEAN THE VIRAL SPREAD IS INCREASING YOU KNOW HOW YOU KNOW THAT I'M BEING DISINGENUOUS, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THOSE STATES WHO ARE GETTING SICK IS INCREASING

FORGET THE NUMBERS MORE PEOPLE ARE WALKING INTO HOSPITALS THEY ARE NOT WALKING INTO HOSPITALS BECAUSE THEY ARE FEELING WELL YOU WALK INTO A HOSPITAL WHEN YOU ARE SICK, AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED AND GETTING SICK AND WALKING INTO A HOSPITAL IS GOING UP IN THESE STATES UNDENIABLY, AND YOU CAN GO STATE- BY-STATE

IT'S ARIZONA, IT'S TEXAS IT'S FLORIDA, IT'S NORTH CAROLINA, IT'S SOUTH CAROLINA, IT'S UTAH, IT'S MONTANA, IT'S ALASKA, IT'S 20 STATES ON THE INCREASE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS VIRUS? WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PANDEMIC? FROM THE GET GO, WE WERE ALWAYS GOING TO BE DEPENDENT ON WHAT WE DID THERE WAS NO PREORDAINED CURVE NOBODY KNEW

I SPOKE TO EVERY EXPERT ON THE GLOBE NOBODY KNEW ALL OF THE PROJECTION MODELS WHERE WRONG THE PROJECTION MODELS WERE NOT WRONG THE PROJECTION MODELS WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN PROJECTION MODELS

THE PROJECTION MODELS WERE REALLY EXTRAPOLATION MODELS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THE PREDICTION MODEL NEVER SAID THAT THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN NEW YORK THE PROJECTION MODEL SAID IF THIS IS WHAT YOU DO, THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IT IS NOT REALLY A PROJECTION IT SAYS, IF THIS IS WHAT YOU DO, THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN

THIS IS WHAT THE MODEL HAS BEEN IF YOU TELL ME THAT YOU ARE LOSING ONE POUND PER DAY, THEY SAY, I WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL LOSE SEVEN POUNDS PER WEEK IF YOU TELL ME THAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE TWO POUNDS PER DAY, I WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE 14 POUNDS PER WEEK THANK YOU IT IS ALL BASED ON WHAT WE HAVE SAID THAT WE WERE GOING TO DO

MARCH 31, THEY SAID THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DO OPTION ONE — THE BEST CASE SCENARIO, WITH MITIGATION WHAT IS MITIGATION? SOCIAL DISTANCING WEAR A MASK HAND SANITIZER

ALL OF THOSE MITIGATION EFFORTS THE STATE WITHOUT REOPENING PLAN THESE WITHOUT MANAGING TO REOPEN, THEY HAVE NO MITIGATION THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS WITH MITIGATION, 100 TO 230,000 DEATHS IF THIS NATION USED MITIGATION, IF YOU DO NOT USE MITIGATION, 15 TO 2

2 MILLION DEATHS THE WHITE HOUSE IS EVEN CITED THE WHITE HOUSE SAID IT THEY LET SCIENCE SPEAK SCIENTISTS AND THE WHITE HOUSE SAID IF YOU MITIGATE, THIS MANY, IF YOU DON'T, MILLIONS, THERE REOPENING PLANS DON'T PROVIDE MITIGATION

BYRON PROGRESSIONS, WHAT YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN? THAT IS WHY THE CDC AND DR FAUCI ARE IN SUCH A DIFFICULT POSITION, BECAUSE THEY HAVE SAID WITHOUT MITIGATION YOU WILL KILL 1 MILLION MORE PEOPLE THEY HAVE SAID THAT NOW, THEY ARE PART OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS TELLING STATES TO SIMPLY REOPEN CONTRARY TO THEIR OWN SCIENCE

THEY ABANDON IT THE MODEL THAT THEY RELY ON, WHICH IS A FUNDED MODEL LAST WEEK, THEY PREDICTED — THIS WEEK, THE PROJECTION HAS CHANGED 200 AND THOUSAND DEATHS WHY DID THE PROJECTION CHANGE? I'M NOT PICKING ANY POTENTIAL NETWORK, BUT THE MODEL WAS WRONG

THE MODEL WASN'T WRONG THE MODEL IS NOT A MODEL, IT'S AN EXTRAPOLATION THEY'RE SAYING BY THIS NUMBER OF DEATHS, LAST WEEK, WHICH HAS NOW INCREASED, WE EXTRAPOLATE TO TELL YOU THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE IT IS BASED ON WHAT YOU DID AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND THE RATE OF DEATH THAT YOU ARE CAUSING, IT FACTORED IT OUT, IT FACTORED OUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING CAUSES MORE PEOPLE TO DIE BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING, MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING

THIS IS THE MODEL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE ALLOWS THE MODEL SAYS THAT BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO DIE BY OCTOBER INCREASES EIGHT TEEN PERCENT 30,000 MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING TO YOU WHAT DO YOU SAY, AMERICA? WHEN THEY TELL YOU THAT 30,000 MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING? DO YOU KEEP DOING IT? DO YOU? OR MAYBE, YOU SAY, I DON'T WANT 30,000 MORE PEOPLE TO DIE

I WANT TO CHANGE WHAT WE ARE DOING THAT IS WHY I SAY — WAKE UP, LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU IT IS NOT A RHETORICAL OR CONCEPTUAL HYPERBOLIC THEY HAVE TOLD YOU PEOPLE WILL DIE

THIS IS NEW YORK I WILL PUT THIS UP ON MY EULOGY MY POWERPOINT EULOGY MAKE IT INNOVATIVE THESE ARE THE PROJECTIONS OF NEW YORK

73,000 PEOPLE WOULD BE HOSPITALIZED COLUMBIA, 136,000 PEOPLE, DRESSED IN NEW YORK CITY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY THEY'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST THE UNIVERSITY McKENZIE, 110,000

McKENZIE MODERATE, 165,000 WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED? THEY WERE ALL WRONG NO WE CHANGED WHAT WE WERE DOING WE CHANGED WHAT WE WERE DOING

IF YOU KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AS MANY SAY, YOU CAN FACTORED OUT, EXTRAPOLATED OUT, WE SAID IN NEW YORK THAT THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, AND WE WILL CHANGE WHAT WE ARE DOING WE CHANGED IT WE DON'T WANT THOSE PEOPLE TO DIE 18,000 A FRACTION

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AMERICA? THEY ARE TELLING YOU THAT BASED ON WHAT YOU ARE DOING YOU ARE KILLING MORE AMERICANS 30,000 MORE PROTECTED IN ONE WEEK SIMPLY BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'VE DONE

BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'VE CHANGED WE CHANGED WHAT WE WERE DOING, AND WE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES THAT IS WHAT AMERICA DID THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT VISIONS — ONE IS BASED ON SCIENCE AND FACT, AND WHEN IS BASED ON THE PUBLIC RELATION AND POLITICAL SOCIETY, NEW YORK IS WORKING WITH MANY PEOPLE, THE VIRUS IS DOWN, AND THE VIRUS IS UP NATIONWIDE I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF THE PAST 108 DAYS OF WORKING NOT ONLY WITH THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, BUT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD

PEOPLE IN COUNTRIES ALL ACROSS THE WORLD I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO THE NEW YORK PRESS THE STATE THEY HAVE BEEN IT EVERY DAY THEY SHOWED UP

THEIR COVERAGE OF THE SITUATION WILL BE A COMPLICATED, STRESSFUL, CONSEQUENTIAL, GOVERNMENTAL ISSUE THEY HAVE TO DO IT DURING THEIR VERY DIFFICULT TIME THEY HAVE TO SHOP WHEN PEOPLE ARE APPRAISING THEM IN THEIR HOMES HE HAS TO STAY WITH IT, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, I REFUSED TO TAKE THE DAY OFF AMONG ALL OF YOU, YOU WILL HAD TO WORK

THE QUESTIONS, THE DIALOGUE, IT IS AS INFORMATIVE TO PEOPLE AS THE FACT THAT WE WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH THE PRESS THE PRESS WAS MORE COMMUNICATIVE FOR PEOPLE THEY ALL COMMENTED ON THE EMAILS AND THE TEXTS EVERYTHING THAT THE US

PRESS PULLED OUT, YEAH, YOU KNOW, YOU ARE ASKED TO REALLY BE ASKING A PROBATIVE, POINTED DIRECTION THAT WOULD GET PEOPLE ANSWERS IF YOU ARE ME, IT IS NOT ALWAYS FUN TO SIT UP HERE AND TAKE THESE DIRECT QUESTIONS HOWEVER, I HAVE TREMENDOUS RESPECT WITH HOW YOU DID IT, AND, IT IS A GREAT PUBLIC SERVICE IT WORKS THE GOVERNMENT JOURNALISTS THAT WORK DYNAMICALLY, I HAVE STUDIED ALL MY LIFE

I HAVE LIVED ALL MY LIFE FIND THIS MY BROTHER HAD TO GO OUT OF FRIENDS AND JOURNALISM I WATCH IT AS I SAW THE WASHINGTON DYNAMIC WORK THROUGH JOURNALISTS, EVEN MY FATHER WHO IS A GREAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL I WATCH IT NOW, WITH MY BROTHER CHRIS, WHO IS A DIFFERENT LEVEL THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO GET INTO IT WORKS

I WANT TO THANK YOU, I WANT TO APPLAUD THE PRESS ALL ACROSS THE STATE THEY HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE DURING THIS PRESENT TIME FROM BUFFALO TO LONG ISLAND YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT SERVICE I THINK IT ALL WORKS — IN TOTALITY, WORKS, WITH 59 MILLION PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE BRIEFING

59 MILLION WE ONLY HAVE 19 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK THAT COUNTS EVERYBODY 59 MILLION PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THAT

IT WAS THE DIALOGUE AND THE DRAMA, WE COMMUNICATED WE GAVE INFORMATION, WE GAVE COMFORT, WE HAVE HOPE WE GAVE PEOPLE A PLAN WE GIVE PEOPLE A VISION WE EMPOWERED THEM, MOST OF ALL, TO GET THE INFORMATION THAT THEY DESPERATELY NEEDED SO THAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT THEIR OWN LIFE AND THEIR OWN HEALTH, AND WHAT THIS IS

THEY NEEDED THAT DESPERATELY INFORMATION THAT THEY COULD TRUST CRITICAL INFORMATION THAT THEY COULD TRUST WE DID THAT I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO A LOT OF ISSUES AND GOVERNMENT

I HOPE THAT NONE OF US GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN I JUST WANT TO THANK PEOPLE ON A PERSONAL LEVEL FOR THAT >> THERE IS NO SURPRISE THAT THE PRESIDENT APPOINTED A CONSERVATIVE COURT I THINK THAT HIS ACTIONS WERE TOO EXTREME FOR HIS EXTREME CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE THAT STATES THAT HIS POLICY IS MORE EXTREME THAN CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES THAT HE IS APPOINTED

TAKE THAT TO HEART >> I HAVE EXPERTS THAT HAVE ADVISED ME TO DO THAT I'M CONSIDERING IT NOW IN SOME WAYS, YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A FULL 180 FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT DON'T REMEMBER BACK TO DAY ONE

FLORIDA, AND OTHER STATES IMPOSED A QUARANTINE ON NEW YORKERS IF YOU WENT TO FLORIDA, YOU WOULD HAVE TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS, BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID THAT NO WORKERS WERE CARRYING THE VIRUS TO THEIR STATE GO FOR 100 DAYS, NOW WE ARE AFRAID 13 BRAVEST TO OUR STATE IT'S A TALE OF TWO CITIES TWO COUNTRIES

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS? WHO WOULD BELIEVE THIS? IT'S A 180 TURNAROUND HOWEVER, I HAVE HAD EXPERTS ADVISE ME OF IT IT IS A REAL CONCERN YOU'RE RIGHT, IT CAN HAPPEN IT'S SOMETHING THAT I CONSIDER

>> TWO PARTS, ON THE ISSUE OF ANTIBODIES, MULTIPLE TESTS, NO RESULTS YET WE DON'T KNOW YET WE DON'T KNOW WHY IS IT NOT THAT THE NUMBERS ARE DOWN? LET'S ASK THE QUESTION I THINK IT IS BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE EFFORTS THAT ARE MADE TO GET EVERYTHING DOWN

THERE ARE — STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE WITH ANTIBODIES, THEY CAN CONTINUE TO HEW TO MYRNA THAT WE NEED ALL OF THE SIGNS ARE WORKING TOWARDS GETTING AN ANTIVIRAL I WILL BE DOING WORK ON A VACCINE >> CAN I COMMENT ON THAT? >> IS A NONMEDICAL PROFESSIONAL? IT'S SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THAT IN NEW YORK CITY

60 PERCENT BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT THAT IS YOUR CITY NEAR THAT? ALSO, IT WOULD NOT EXPLAIN THE REST OF THE STATE YOU HAVE A VERY LOW INFECTION RATE, AND THE VIRUS IS ALSO ON THE CLIENT YOU CAN THEORETICALLY ARGUE THAT NEW YORK CITY HAS HEARD OF IMMUNITY, BUT IT DOES NOT EXPLAIN BUFFALO AND LONG ISLAND WHERE IT IS VERY LOW, FOR THE INFECTION RATE THE NUMBER IS SO LOW

WE HAVE DONE — A LOT, THE REASON THAT I AM HOPING TO GET LUCKY AND THE PROTEST BY THE TIME THE PROTEST HAPPENS, WE ARE DOWN AT ONE PERCENT ATTRITION WE ARE SO LOW BY THAT POINT THAT I AM HOPING THAT WE GOT LUCKY, THAT YES, THEY CAME TOGETHER AND THEY VIOLATED SOCIAL DISTANCING IT WAS NOT EFFECTIVE ANYMORE IF IT HAPPENED THREE WEEKS AGO, WE HAVE IT TOTALLY DIFFERENT SITUATION >> MATHEMATICALLY, YES

NOT SCIENTIFICALLY, IF YOU INCREASE ACTIVITY BY DEFINITION, THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN INFECTION RATE WITH THE MATHEMATICIANS AND THE SCIENTISTS, IT COMES DOWN TO HOW MUCH THE FACT IS YOU WILL HAVE NO CAPACITY, RIGHT? YOU'LL HAVE A DISCUSSION THAT THE INCREASE CANNOT BE THAT RAPID WHICH MEANS IT'S STILL MEANS THAT YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE TRANSMISSION RATE IT'S — MATHEMATICALLY, YOU ARE RIGHT

ASPIRATIONAL, THEORETICAL, IDEAL, EVERYBODY ACTED PERFECTLY — INFECTION RATE WOULD NOT HAVE TO GO UP THAT IS THE SCENARIO THAT I ADVOCATE FOR IF YOU WEAR MASKS, AND YOU DO HAND SANITIZER, IF YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS, HE CAN GO BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL, AND YOU NEED NOT INFECT ANYBODY YOU CAN GO TO WORK, TO EVERYTHING, INFECT EVERYONE AND NOT BE INFECTED IT'S THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE

THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT THE THEORETICAL POSSIBILITY >> I HAVE NO SPECIFIC PLANS ON THE BUDGET IS FAIRLY DEPENDENT ON WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES AS DYSFUNCTIONAL AS THEY ARE, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO THINK UP BANKRUPT STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

IT'S FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT IT WILL TANK THE FINANCIAL MARKETS YOU WILL SEE THE DOW JONES JOB LIKE A STONE IN THE WATER THIS IS ALL POLITICAL CALCULUS FOR THEM THEY'RE RUNNING FOR REELECTION THEY BELIEVE THAT THEIR REELECTION HOPES ARE PROPORTIONATE TO THE INCREASE AND THE DOW JONES

IF THEY ARE WATCHING THE DOW JONES, IN ORDER TO CALIBRATE THEIR CHANCES, THEY DON'T WANT THE STOCK MARKET TO DROP, SO THEY WILL NOT BANKRUPT THE STATE YOU HAVE TO SEE WHAT IT IS >> THAT'S GOOD QUESTION I AM GOING TO SAY THAT THE CORONAVIRUS — WHERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, THIS IS THE MOUNTAIN EVERY DAY WE CONSOLIDATED AT THE BASE, AND WE WANT TO

WE TOOK OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER, AND THE JOURNEY IS OVER I HOPE THE JOURNEY STAYS OVER I HOPE THERE IS NO SECOND WAVE I HOPE THERE'S NOT ANOTHER WAVE IN THE FALL I DON'T HOPE THAT WE GET A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT COME UP AND RAZOR INFECTION RATE

I HOPE THAT NO NEW YORKERS ARE COMPLIANT AND THEY DO THEIR JOB MAKE DEEP RATE DOWN THE HOPE IS THAT THERE IS ONE MOUNTAIN WE DON'T WANT THE CODEFENDANT MOUNTAIN RANGE RIGHT? THE COVID-19 MOUNTAIN RANGE? RIGHT ? WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN WATCHING, WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT WE SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH WE NEED TO GET ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN

WE NEEDED TO TAME THE BEAST AND WE DID WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT CONGRATULATIONS FEEL GOOD NOW, THIS A LOT MORE TO DO

I WILL BE HERE EVERY DAY, WORKING, DOING PRESS CONFERENCES AS I NEED TO I WILL COMMUNICATE I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE THAT IS MY JOB I WON'T COMMIT TO DOING IT EVERY DAY

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME EVERY DAY THIS A LOT TO DO RIGHT NOW IT TAKES A BETTER HALF OF THE DAY I WON'T DO IT EVERY DAY I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE

I SAID CLEARLY, WHEN I STARTED THAT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO HAVE CREDIBILITY WITH PEOPLE SO MUCH OF WHAT THEY HEAR IS POLITICAL YOU WATCH THIS NEWS STATION OR THIS NEW STATION, YOUR DEMOCRATIC NEWS, YOUR REPUBLICAN NEWS, EVERYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT A ROPE PUBLIC AND OR A POLITICIAN, IF I WAS EVEN CANDIDATE POSSIBLY FOR ANYTHING, I WOULD'VE GIVEN MY CREDITS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO SAY I'M JUST RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT JUST EVEN VICE PRESIDENT IT WOULD DIMINISH ME AND MY CREDIBILITY

WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY TO PEOPLE IS THAT I KNOW THAT YOU NEED INFORMATION AND YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO TRUST INFORMATION, I KNOW YOU DON'T TRUST POLITICIANS BECAUSE YOU SAY THAT THEY ALWAYS HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA I KNOW THERE AGENDA I'M NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING PERIOD NOT PRIME MINISTER, NOTHING, I AM NOT RUNNING FOR ANYTHING I HAVE ONE AGENDA TO WORK FOR YOU LET'S SAY THAT FROM THE BEGINNING

I WANT YOU TO BELIEVE ME, I WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT I AM SAYING IS TRUE, BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT OR IF YOU ARE SKEPTICAL, IT WON'T WORK FOR YOU IF IT DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU, YOU WILL NOT RELY ON IT AND IT WILL NOT BE LEAVING YOU FEELING EMPOWERED I MADE IT CLEAR FROM DAY ONE, WITH ALL THE CARD QUESTIONS FROM ALL OF THESE TOUGH REPORTERS YOU CROSS YOUR HEART HOPE TO DIE — TAKE THE POLITICS OFF THE TABLE FROM MY POINT OF VIEW, I AM SO BLESSED TO BE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK

I AM VERY HAPPY WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING, AND WHAT WE ARE ACCOMPLISHING, AND WHAT WE STILL CAN DO WE ARE THE LEADING STATE AND THE NATION ON BLEACHER FORM YOU WATCH MARRIAGE EQUALITY? MINIMUM WAGE? FREE COLLEGE? WILL BE THE LEADING STATE WE HAVE A LOT TO DO

I AM PROUD AND I AM HAPPY, AND I WILL STAY GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK AS LONG AS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE WILL HAVE ME WHEN THEY KICKED ME OUT, I'LL GO TO ARGENTINA AND SEE WHAT'S AVAILABLE THANK YOU VERY MUCH ROUNDED IN PHILOSOPHY OR ANY GRAND STRATEGY, THAT IT IS SIMPLY GROUNDED IN TRUMP PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS OVERNIGHT BASHING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON

>> HE BROKE THE LAW VERY SIMPLE I MEAN, AS MUCH AS IT'S GOING TO BE BROKEN THIS IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED THAT'S THE HIGHEST STAGE

IT'S HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT ALSO CALLING BOLTON A LIAR, TELLING THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL," "EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED JOHN BOLTON" IN HIS NEW BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, BOLTON DELIVERS A SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF HIS OLD BOSS BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS EASILY FLATTERED BY AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE HIM BOLTON DESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TO ABC NEWS

>> I THINK PUTIN THINKS HE >> I THINK THAT PLATE THINKS THAT HE CAN PLAY HIM LIKE A FIDDLE PUTIN IS SMART, TOUGH, HE SEES THAT HE IS NOT FACED WITH A SERIOUS ADVERSARY HERE HE'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO INTERVENE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH CHINA AND TURKEY AS PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS THAT HE LIKED THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR ON THAT FRONT AND PERSONALLY ISSUES STUNNED BOLTON THE DESCRIBED IT AS AN INJUSTICE

HE SAID HE REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO WILLIAM BARR >> HE IS SO FOCUSED ON THE REELECTION, THAT, LONGER-TERM CONSIDERATION FELL BY THE WAYSIDE IF HE CAN GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH KIM CHUNG IN, IT WAS CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS ON THE PRESS REACTION TO IT HAD LITTLE OR NO INTEREST ON WHAT IT DID FOR THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ELECTORAN FARM STATES

PLEADING WITH XI TO ENSURE HE'D WIN BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T KNOW BRITAIN AS A NUCLEAR POWER, AND ASKED IF FINLAND IS A PART OF RUSSIA AND DURING A MEETING, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE, INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP, SAYING, "HE IS SO FULL OF" EXPLETIVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON BOLTON'S THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT MADE A CONVERSATION, BUT OVERNIGHT, THE FEDERAL COURT ASKED FOR THE IMMEDIATE ORDER TO DELAY THE RELEASE OF BOLTON'S BOOK, ARGUING IT CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, SOMETHING THAT BOLDEN HAS DENIED, OVER THE COURSE OF THESE MOST DAMNING ACCUSATIONS, IT IS ALREADY OUT THERE >> AND THE LABOR DEPARTMENT, RESPECT TO REPORT 1

3 MILLION AMERICANS FILE JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK HAD PUSH THE TOTAL TO OVER 45 MILLION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE LINED UP ON THE KENTUCKY STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS WEDNESDAY, MANY OF THEM FRUSTRATED AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT BENEFITS OR UPDATES ON UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS >> I'M HIRED TO HANDLE THE AMOUNTS OF RESPONSE THAT THEY HAVE WE ARE YOUR PEOPLE

WE PUT YOU THE POSITION THAT YOU ARE IN SECURE OUR POSITION >> THEY SIMPLY TALK TO AND ACTUALLY PERSON BY WAITING BY A COMPUTER FOR A RESPONSE, THAT NEVER COMES >> IT IS A TIME LENGTH OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE THAT IS JARRING TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LINED UP AND NOT GETTING A CHECK THAT JUST WANT TO MEET A HUMAN BEING, IT IS FRUSTRATING, I CAN IMAGINE

>>> OUTSIDE POSES ARENA, PRESIDENT TRUMPS' RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, NEXT THE PRESIDENT OVERNIGHT SAYING THAT HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDRESSING A BIG CROWD >> IT'S A HUNGER FOR RALLIES, I ENJOY DOING IT >> DOWNPLAYING THE THREATS OF CORONAVIRUS >> IT WILL FADE AWAY, HAVE A VACCINE WOULD BE NICE

THAT WILL HAPPEN >> THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED AND LAWRENCE IN A CITY THAT SAW A RECENT INCREASE AND 100 PERCENT SPIKE IN CAGES OVER THE WEEK, TULSA COUNTY FOR OKLAMANS PROMPTED WARNINGS OF THAT REPUBLICAN HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD SAY THIS — >> ANYONE WHO HAS A LARGE-SCALE GATHERING IN RISK OF BECOMING INFECTED WITH COVID-19 >> THERE CHOSE TO WATCH FROM HOME FROM HE SAYS HE WILL GRADE MR

TRUMP AT THE AIRPORT BEEN ON THE RALLY >> ANY PERSON LOOKING AT ANY LARGE GROUPING OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND IT'S NOT JUST THIS RALLY, ACCENTING GATHERING >> THEY WILL PERFORM TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND PROVIDE MASK, AND REQUIRING ATTENDEES TO WEAR THEM JOE BIDEN BLASTS THE DECISION TO HOLD THE RALLY, AS IT IS AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE'S OWN ADVICE

>> IT IS SLOW AND BUNGLED >> NOT ONLY HAS SLOWNESS TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS, BUT USING HIS POSITION TO TROLL THE ENEMY ON TRADER, HAS COST US FIVE >> PEOPLE IN LINE FOR SATURDAY ARE NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PANDEMIC >> THIS MORNING, EXPERTS RATED RATE, IF YOU ARE MASS CORRECTLY IT WILL PERMIT EVENT TO TERMINATION OF CORONAVIRUS IF YOU ARE SICK THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS BEFORE ANYONE CAN SET FOOT INSIDE OF THE BUILDING THEY WILL HAVE TO SIDE A LABOR DECIDING IF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHOULD ENTER THE RALLY

GATHERINGS WHE TH E V IRUS SPR LIKE WILDFIRE FROM INFECT ED PERSON T AN ENTIRE CROWD >> IT WAS JUST ONE POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> Reporter: DARA SWEAT AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAD BEEN CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR WITHOUT MASKS DAYS LATER, THEY STARTED FEELING SICK, AND ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S TERRIFYING

IT'S TRUY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIEGTNI YOU THINK YOU'LL GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW, ALL OF YOU ARE SICK >> Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE VIRUS IS THOUGHT TO BE SPREAD MAINLY PERSON TO PERSON, WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS INGESTING ENOUGH FROM A SURFACE TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY

INDOOR SOCIAL RACERS SAY THAT FIRE'S DROPLETS SPREADING NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING, BUT SINGING ARE INCLUDED SINGERS SAY THEY USED HAND SANITIZER AND A CLUE THEMSELVES FROM CONTACT TWO DIED AND OUT AND SINGING THAT'S THE ONLY POSSIBLE WAY

>> Reporter: THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS IN THIS MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA, HEALTH OFFICIALS IDENTIFIED FIVE OUTBREAKS AND CHURCHES >> YOU COMPEL US WITH YOUR VOICE SAXOPHONE — BEEN RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT >> FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT OUT TO GET SOCIALIZING YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> IT IS SILLY TO THINK THAT WE CAN HANDLE ANYTHING WITHOUT PERCUSSIONS

>> WE HAVE HEARD OF OUTDOOR GATHERINGS BECAUSE THEY ARE OPEN-AIR, BUT WE'VE SEEN PURCHASE ON THE GROUND HER OFFICIALS CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE GATHERINGS? >> PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT LARGE AUTO GATHERINGS THEY PROTEST SEND MARCHES, ESPECIALLY IF THEY TARGET SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE TASK FORCE HAS PROTESTED AND POSSIBLE SEARCH OF CASES FROM THE END OF THE MONTH >> AUNT JEMIMA IS A LONG STAPLE OF THE AMERICAN BREAKFAST NOW BEING REBRANDED, QUAKER IS THE LATEST COMPANY TO DEMONSTRATE RACIAL INEQUALITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY FINANCE A CHANGE IN HIS STATEMENT, SAYING WE RECOGNIZE ANGINA'S ORIGINS ARE BASED ON RACIAL STEREOTYPES, PROMISING TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS RACIAL EQUALITY

$400 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS TO EASE UP BLACK COMMUNITIES THE CHARACTER WAS A SMILING NANNY GLORIFIED IS A KITCHEN SLAVE >> A WHITE FOLK WEARING BLACK FACE AND EVEN BLAH BLAH BLAH AGAINST BLACK AMERICANS >> AMERICAN PASSAGING AGAINST TO INDIANS REMOVED THE CONTROVERSIAL LOGO APPEALED NATIONALLY, >> BUTTERWORTH INCREMENT WITH PACKAGES WERE ALSO UNDER REVIEW

THE COMPANY BUYING UNCLE BEN'S RICE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING NOW IS THE RIGHT TIMETO DEVOLVE THE BRAND, WITHOUT DESENSITIZING HOW AND WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN WHOFOR CHANGE? LAW WILL REVIEW >> IT'S SPIRIT CHANGE, THEY OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPACE THE OCCUPY THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION

>> SOCIAL IMAGES RIGHT OFF WHAT GOES ON AROUND US, WHILE TAKE TO HAVE IT A PROFOUND ISSUE PRESSURE IS MOUNTING ON OTHER BRANDS AND LOGOS THAT RESISTED CALLS TO CHANGE LIKE THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS EVEN ESKIMO PIES THE CALLS FOR CHAINS ARE GROWING LOUDER CORPORATE AMERICA IS RESPONDING

>> A MOMENT OF JOY BROUGHT ABOUT BY IMAGINAL JOY, THIS IS THE SISTER SAID THAT NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE TO BE A PART OF WE WOULD NOT WISH IT UPON ANYONE AT ALL THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTER OF THE MOVEMENT ALL WITH SIBLINGS WHO DIED BY POLICE, OR IN POLICE CUSTODY

ALL UNARMED >> MY SISTER DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY >> MY BROTHER IS BOTHAM JOHN, HE DIED AND THE POLICE ARE BURNED BY POLICE OFFICERS >> MY BROTHER DIED LEAVING SCHOOL, SHE WAS MURDERED BY NYPD IN BROOKLYN, BY A CAR ACCIDENT

MY BROTHER WAS KILLED >> SHE WAS KILLED BY POLICE PHONE DIED >> OF THE SIX INDIVIDUAL CASES, ONLY ONE OFFICER WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER EVERYONE ELSE WAS FINE CONVICTED UNDER TRIAL ARE NO LONGER AN DURING INVESTIGATION

>> I AM DOING EVERYTHING I AM TOLD TO DO >> HOW MANY OF YOU SAW THE VIDEOS OF YOUR LOVED ONES BEING KILLED, AND SUCH A VIDEO BEING EXISTED? >> I FELT THAT TERRENCE, ON THE GROUND, WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THE IMAGE AT A MY HEAD MY TWIN BEING ON THE GROUND, IT'S TERRIBLE >> WENT THAT IMAGE TO TO YOU? IT IS TERRIBLE, A MAN CRYING OUT FOR HIS MOM, — >> NOW, THEY CHANNEL THAT PAIN INTO PROTESTS, CHANNELING FORWARD LEGISLATION THESE ARE FOR STANDARD AND QUALIFIED UNITY THAT PROTECTS OFFICERS FROM LAWSUITS, REQUIRING MORE FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF POLICE FUNDING

AS WELL AS MANDATORY PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE FAMILY OF HIS LOVED ONES WERE KILLED BY POLICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE RELEASE ON REFORM OUR RECOMMENDATION HE SAYS WILL RAISE THE STANDARD FOR POLICE CONDUCT >> THESE STANDARDS WILL BE HYANNIS STRONG AS ANYTHING >> THE PRESIDENT'S ORDER TO NOT GO FAR ENOUGH

ACCORDING TO ANOTHER MOTHER, WHOSE SON WAS SHOT BY TWO WHITE GEORGE MEN AND — GEORGIA MEN AND AUGUST THE SUMMER >> PLACEMENT NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS >> WHAT YOU SAY? TO THE BEST OF LUCK WHETHER WE ARE BLACK, WHITE, LATINO, ASIAN, WE WILL RAISE A BLACK MAN WHO HAD BROTHERS THAT WE WANT TO PROTECT WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE REST OF US AS WE HOPE TO PRESENT THEM? AS WE HOPE TO PROTECT THEM? HOW DO WE METABOLIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING? >> LET'S TREAT CHILDREN AS THEY ARE HUMANS, YOU NEED TO NOT TREAT HUMANS LIKE THEIR ADULTS

>> WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO FACE IT HEAD STRONG, BECAUSE, I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TRAUMATIZING VIDEO OUR MAIN FOCUS IS CHANGE CHANGING THE LAW CHANGING POLICING IN GENERAL, I LIVE IT EVERY DAY

WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GO THROUGH THAT >> I SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE FAMILIES WHO WAS IN THE MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT, THEY DESCRIBED THE MEETING AS CONTENTIOUS ON THE FAMILIES REFUSED THE PHOTO OP AFTERWARD, BECAUSE HE SAID HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH THEY SAID THAT A POLICY THAT WILL REQUIRE A THE FIRING OF ANY OFFICER THAT A PREVIOUS INFECTION HAVE NOT CHANGED ENOUGH TO CHANGE THEIR SIBLINGS >> WE FELT THAT WHEN THEY WERE DESCRIBING THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH

HOW IS THAT? >> I WAS RAISED BY A BLACK MAN IT JUST HEARING THE STORIES, YOU CANNOT HELP BUT BEING AFFECTED BY THIS, HOW DO I PROTECT MY BROTHERS? BY FATHER? IT'S A PAIN THEN ECHOES THROUGH A LOT OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THEY REALLY GAVE A SENSE OF WHY THIS PAIN IS PERSONAL WHY THEY SAY THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO AS A COUNTRY TO MAKE IT BETTER >> 24, SUFFERING FROM MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, FROM AN EARLY AGE

THAT I GUESS, LIKE, I CAN THROW A BASEBALL >> Reporter: THREATENING HIM WITH AN THREATENING HIM WITH AN EARLY DEATH, — >> FORCING HIS FAMILY TO LIVE WITH YEARS OF WORRY M MY KIDS ARE THE REASON I GET UP IN THE MORNING

>> KIND OF JUST DEAL WITH IT, AND LIFE GOES ON YOU CAN'T WORRY ABOUT IT >> LIFE GOES ON YOU DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT >> IS VERY PERSONAL MAKES YOU FEEL VERY PALACE

MacY FEEL VERY HOPELESS >> AND HARVARD GRADUATE MADE IT HIS LIFE TO GIVE HIM A ANOTHER PATIENT WITH RARE INHERITED DEFEAT A FIGHT MORGAN CREATED A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH THE NAME THAT SUMS UP HIS DEAREST WISH CURE THE RARE DISEASE >> PATIENTS TO GET TO SEE TOMORROW

IT IS A SCARY BATTLE TO JUMP INTO >> A GENETICIST AT THE L ALSO SUFFERS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY HE SPEARHEADED RESEARCH FOR A CURE FOR A GENE EDITING TECHNIQUE CALLED CRISPER >> BECAUSE OF THE KRISPR APPROACH TO MAKE A CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT IF YOU CHANGE THE WORLD? >> COULD CHANGE THE WORLD THAT, ABSOLUTELY

>> HE ALLOWED FOR A DIFFERENT VERSION TO REWRITE THE GENETIC CODE PROMISING THE SOLUTION TO INCURABLE DISEASES AND GENETIC LIFESTYLE CONDITIONS, AND POTENTIALLY HEALTH HUMANS >> IT WOULD CHANGE THINGS >> IT IS ALSO A UNIQUE WAY TO ADDRESS UNTREATABLE GENETIC CONDITIONS INDIVIDUALLY

HE'S DETERMINED TO DO THINGS ACCORDING TO THE BOOK ONLY FASTER >> IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME? >> ABSOLUTELY WE BRING TOGETHER THE RACE AGAINST IMBALANCES THE FDA, GO FOR APPROVAL

>> IF THE FDA APPROVAL COMES THROUGH, HE WILL BE A GUINEA PIG HAVE A LIT E LIG HT AT THE END F THE TUNNEL TWO YEARS AGO, IT WAS ALL BLACK >> I HOPE THAT TERRY PAVES THE WAY FOR >> WE HOPE THAT HE PAVES THE WAY FOR OTHERS, AND FAMILIES HAVE SUCCESS >> HE SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE

LIFE AT HIS WIN >> AMID TREATMENTS, HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS, IS NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY FOR MANY FAMILIES, OR MAYBE THEIR ONLY HOPE >> HELP, YES, I'M TOUCHED BY HIS BROTHER MAKING THAT HIS LIFE MISSION THE NEW SCIENCE AND TRIALS INVOLVED THEY TALKED ABOUT THE ETHICAL INCOMPLETIONS BUT WHAT ABOUT THE RISK INVOLVED? >> THERE IS A DANGER FOR TERRY THAT IS INVOLVED, THE NEW SYSTEM TO OVERREACT

IT IS LIFE-THREATENING DANGER HE WILL BE A PIONEER HE WILL BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF THIS RISK FOR HIMSELF, AS YOU SAW THERE OF COURSE, FOR MANY OTHERS HE WILL BE THERE AS WELL HE DOESN'T LOOKS LIKE THE STRONGEST GUY, I SPENT A SHORT TIME WITH HIM, I CAN TELL YOU, HE IS SO STRONG

HIS FAMILY REMINDS YOU — HE'S THE STRONGEST >> LET'S BRING AN END, CORRESPONDENT, WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE, AWARD WINNING NBC BROADCAST INTO AMERICA, GOOD TO SEE YOU AS ALWAYS LET'S START WITH THE NEWS YESTERDAY WE FOUND OUT THAT THE OFFICER ACTUALLY SHOT RAY SHARD — RAYSHARD BRROKS, DO YOU THINK THIS IS A DECISION THEY WOULD'VE MADE TO ABSOLVE THE CURRENT CLIMATE? >> GRATIS YOU, THANK YOU FOR HAVING THERE'S NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT YOU DON'T GET TO THIS MOMENT WITHOUT THE UNREST IN THE PRESSURE

THE ACTIVIST ATTENTION CALLING FOR GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE KINDS OF SHOOTINGS WE HAVE A PROSPECTIVE, RARELY IF EVER ARE PER LEASE EVER ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR KILLING PEOPLE AND THE COURSE OF THEIR DUTY THIS IS A BIG DEAL THIS IS A BIG DEAL A RESULT OF THE PRESSURE AND THE LEVERAGE OF THE POWER IS SHIFTING TOWARDS ACCOUNTABILITY THIS IS SOON, THIS IS A SIGN TO COME

IT'S A WELCOME SIGN FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY ALL ALONG >> YOU THINK THE PROTEST ON THE DEMONSTRATIONS THEY MAY BE WORKING? >> WITHOUT QUESTION, IT'S THE OBVIOUS ATTENTION THAT HAS SHIFTED, TO HOW WE PLACE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN PARTICULAR WE'RE WRESTLING WITH HOW MANY CITIES SPENT ON WRESTLING THE BUDGET, SOME SPEND 50 OR 60 PERCENT ON POLICING WE ARE ASKING, WHAT ARE WE GETTING FROM THAT? FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE PROTECTING AND SERVING, THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW MUCH PROTECTING AND SERVING THEY ACTUALLY DOING CASES LIKE THIS THERE IS NO REAL DOUBT THAT THE PRESSURE BEING PUT ON THESE COMMUNITIES, AND THESE DEPARTMENTS BY THE CITIES AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEAD TO SITUATIONS THAT ARE NEEDED

>> I KNOW IT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE COVERING, AND EPISODE OF YOUR PODCAST CALLED INTO AMERICA, IT IS WIDELY KNOWN OUTSIDE OF AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, WILL IT ENCOURAGE MORE AWARENESS, PEOPLE ALREADY TALK ABOUT THIS MORE THAN I HAVE HEARD IN THE PAST >> YES, MANY PEOPLE KNOW IT AS A BLACK INDEPENDENCE DAY 105 YEARS AGO, IT WAS THE LAST OF THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE FINALLY GETTING RID OF EMANCIPATION WE ARE HOLDING A SPECIAL CONVERSATION, CAN YOU HEAR IT? JUNETEENTH, IT IS WHERE WE ARE AS AMERICANS, AND ENGAGES WITH AWARENESS AND RAISES THEM, AND IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REVISIT OUR TRAMPS, OUR HIGHS AND LOWS SO MANY PEOPLE ARE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT JUNETEENTH IS, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF INTELLECTUALS CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY FOR A LONG TIME

IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOP PODCASTS, ALL OF THESE OUTLETS ARE ENGAGING WITH RACE JUNETEENTH, THERE ARE SEVERAL HUNGER PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN MORE THEY WANT TO BE THE BETTER OURSELVES OR UNDERSTAND WHO WE ARE JUNETEENTH AND THIS MOMENT OFFERS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE THE CONVERSATION >> PRESIDENT TRAN, WE HAVE SCHEDULED THE RALLY, IT WAS ORIGINALLY ALONG

I USED A WORK , AND SEVERAL OUT-OF-TOWN BUSES, MANY PEOPLE ARE A GO WITH THE RALLY WHAT IS YOUR ALL TAKE? >> IT IS POOR PLANNING, WILLFUL IGNORANCE, TOLD THE RALLY ON THE DAY — AND THE CITY WHERE WE WERE BLACK LIVES — BLACK CITIES WERE LOOTED AND RIGHTED 300 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WE WERE ARE REALLY A SAD MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY HOLDING IT IN A RALLY, JUNE 19th STRUCK A LOT OF PEOPLE

IT WAS AN UNFORCED ERROR NOW, FROM FRIDAY TO SATURDAY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT SOME OF THE PRESSURE IS RELIEVED, BUT THIS IS THE TRAVELING MOVE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, ONE OF MANY WHERE IT IS A MATTER OF RACIAL INSENSITIVITY OR NAIVETY OR WEALTH OR IGNORANCE, WE FIND HERSELF IN THIS POSITION AGAIN >> THANK YOU, ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR INPUT THANK YOU FRIEND, FOR FOLKS WHO ARE IN THE PODCAST, IT IS INTO AMERICA GET IT WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK IT OUT >>> RACIAL AMERICA I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE THAT IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >> A REAL CATASTROPHY HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> A GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT >> THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> NBC NEWS ARE LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL BE HERE >> ACROSS ITALY BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HANDS TO THOSE IN NEED ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> FINALLY A SOMBER DAY OF MOURNING IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA AND A RENEWED CALL FOR CHANGE

HERE'S DAVE GUTIERREZ >> TONIGHT IN CHARLESTON OFFICIALS ARE CALLING FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE STATUE DEDICATED TO A SLAVERY ADVOCATE ON THE SAME DAY THE CITY REMEMBERS ONE OF ITS DARKEST HOURS >> OUR CITY IS THE MOST GRIEVANCE LOSS >> IT WAS UNTHINKABLE REALLY FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY A SELF PROCLAIMED WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT TO BIBLE STUDY AT THE HISTORIC EMANUEL AME CHURCH AND STAYED FOR NEARLY AN HOUR AND PRAYED WITH THE GROUP THAT WELCOMED HIM THEN HE OPENED FIRE KILLING THE SENIOR PASTOR AND EIGHT OF HIS PARISHIONERS

FELICIA SANDERS IS ONE OF FIVE SURVIVORS WHO FORGAVE THE GUNMAN >> I WEAR A SMILE AND YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THEM AND THEY WORE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE >> FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE THEY CALLED FOR PEACE NOW COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR ACTION ON GUN VIOLENCE, POLICE BRUTALITY AND WHAT THEY SEE AS SYSTEMATIC RACISM IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

REVEREND SHARON LOST HER MODE AND TWO COUSINS IN CHARLESTON >> IT'S TIME FOR THIS COUNTRY TO REALLY GET A GRIP ON THIS AND UNDERSTAND NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY WE MAKE THIS COUNTRY >> ON A SOMBER ANNIVERSARY A FOCUS NOT JUST ON THE LAW BUT THE LEGACY TO LEAVE IN YOUR MIND DAVE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS

>>> VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM SAYS THE COUNTRY'S CURRENT AWAKENING IS LONG OVERDUE >> A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME ARE SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH >> PERSPECTIVE FROM THE SOUTHERN GOVERNOR WHO FACED A NATIONAL UP ROAR AFTER A CONSERVATIVE BLOG FOUND AND PUBLISHED THIS RACIST PHOTO FROM HIS1984 MEDICAL SCHOOL YEAR BOOK PAGE HE APOLOGIZED AND THEN HE REVERSED HIMSELF

>> I'M NOT EITHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT PHOTO >> YOU'RE SAYING YOU HAD NO IDEA THIS RACIST PHOTO EXISTED LESS THAN 24 HOURS AGO >> THAT'S CORRECT >> THE FIRE STORM NEARLY FORCED HIM FROM OFFICE >> YOU STILL CONTAIN YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THE TWO MEN IN THAT PHOTO

>> WE HAD TWO INVESTIGATIONS AND THOSE SHOW NO EVIDENCE OF ME BEING IN THE PICTURE BUT I WILL TELL YOU JEFF THIS ISN'T ABOUT ME ANYMORE AND THIS IS REALLY ABOUT VIRGINIA IT'S ABOUT THIS COUNTRY IT'S ABOUT BLACK OPPRESSION IT'S ABOUT SYSTEMATIC RACISM >> NORTHAM AT THE TIME RESISTED WIDE SPREAD CALLS TO RESIGN AND INSTEAD PLEDGED TO FOCUS THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM ON ADDRESSING RECKLESS ANEMTIES

>> AS I MET WITH PEOPLE ON THE STATE AND LISTENED TO THEIR VIEWS ON DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES THAT STILL EXIST TODAY I HAD TO CONFRONT PAINFUL TRUTHS >> WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZED AND WHAT I HAD LEARNED IS REALLY THAT BLACK OPPRESSION EXISTS HERE IT'S ALIVE AND WELL IN 2020 >> WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK WHITE PEOPLE HAVE TO PLAY IN PURSUING RACIAL JUSTICE? >> I THINK WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN AND I THINK THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED OR ARE RECOGNIZING THE PAIN THAT EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE PROTEST I THINK THEY ALSO RELIES ON EDUCATING AND MAKING PEOPLE AWARE IN THIS COUNTRY OF OUR 400 YEARS OF HISTORY THAT BURDEN NEEDS TO SHIFT FROM PEOPLE OF COLOR TO PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME

>> THE GOVERNOR ROLLING OUT MORE THAN 50 NEW PROPOSALS AND POLICIES THAT INCLUDE REVIEWING HOW BLACK HISTORY IS TAUGHT IN VIRGINIA ORDERING THE REMOVAL OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND LANGUAGE STILL ON THE BOOKS AND EXPANDING ACCESS TO VOTING ON TUESDAY NORTHAM ANNOUNCED A NEW PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A PAID STATE HOLIDAY AND THE STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE >> THESE ARE SOIM BOLLS OF DEVICES IN 2020 THAT WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT >> RACIAL RECKONING IN THE FORMER CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY

JEFF BENNETT NBC NEWS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA >> AUNT JEMIMA BUCK WHEAT PANCAKES, MY THEY'RE GOOD >> PANCAKES AND SYRUP FOR 130 YEARS UNTIL TODAY QUAKER ANNOUNCING IT IS SCRAPPING THE BRAND IN A STATEMENT SAYING WE RECOGNIZE THE ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE

THE NAME AND SMILE TAKEN FROM A SHOW IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> A CHARACTER BASED ON A NANNY THE STEREOTYPE OF AN ALWAYS SMILING KITCHEN SLAVE >> AUNT JEMIMA IS THAT KIND OF STEREOTYPE THAT IS PREMISED ON THIS IDEA OF BLACK INFIORE >> WITH DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY PRESSURE IS MOUNTING ON QUAKER THEN THIS TIKTOK FROM SINGER KIRBY WENT VIRAL SHE CALLED IT HOW TO MAKE A NON RACIST BREAKFAST

>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PEOPLE, EVEN OUR BREAKFAST >> THE COMPANY SAYS THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS PART OF EFFORT TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS RACIAL EQUALITY NOW MARS THE MAKERS OF UNCLE BEN'S RICE SAYS WE RECOGNIZE NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND WHICH WE WILL DO WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW REVIEWING MRS BUTTERWORTHWHILE ADDING THE ATTENTION TO THIS BRAND IS TO EVOKE A LOVING GRANDMOTHER

>> TO OUR PUBLIC SPACES THAT A LOT OF THESE SYMBOLS THAT FOR SOME PEOPLE ARE TRIGGERING AND REPRESENT TERROR AND ABUSE >> THE PANCAKE AND SYRUP MAKER ACKNOWLEDGING TODAY THAT HARM CAN BE DONE EVEN OVER BREAKFAST NBC NEWS >>> THEIR DEMAND FOR CHANGE WITH UNUSUAL SPEED CITIES ARE MAKING CHANGES TONIGHT NYPD COMMISSIONER DETERMINE YOT SHAY IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS MOVE TO DISBAND A 600 MEMBER PLAINCLOTHES ANTI CRIME UNIT HE CONSIDERS THE LAST MESSAGE OF STOP AND FRISK

>> YOU ARE REASSIGNING HUNDREDS OF COPS THAT WOULD BE GOING AFTER PEOPLE WITH GUNS AT A TIME WHEN GUN VIOLENCE IS INCREASING IN THE CITY IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR POLICING OR A GOOD THING FOR THE COMMUNITY? >> I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR BOTH IT'S LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY IT'S BUILDING TRUST IN THE COMMUNITY IT'S NOT WITHOUT RISK AND THAT'S TOTALLY HONEST

I WORRY ABOUT RISING CRIME BUT I DO KNOW WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY WE'RE NOT STEPPING AWAY FROM KEEPING NEW YORKERS SAFE >> IT'S THE CULTURE OF THE NYPD PART OF THE PROBLEM PART OF THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND POLICE? >> I THINK SO I THINK SO LIKE ANY GREAT AGENCY WE ARE A PROUD AGENCY

IT'S MADE UP OF I THINK THE BEST THIS CITY HAS TO OFFER BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK INWARD AT TIMES AND WE'RE NOT IMPERFECT >> WHEN ASKED ABOUT THOSE CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTORS POLICE AT TIMES TARGET AND SOME OFFICERS ACCUSED OF GOING TOO FAR >> WAS THERE A MOMENT OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT LEFT YOU FEELING EMBARRASSED OR LEFT YOU FEELING OH MY GOD THEY'RE RIGHT? >> MY OVERWHELMING FEELING OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS IS PROUD OF THE WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS DONE IN THIS CITY UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES I'M TALKING ABOUT FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, BEING SHOT AT, BEING STABBED, HAVING MOLOTOV COCKTAILS THROWN I AM PROUD OF WHAT THEY DID

WE MADE MISTAKES DID I SEE ISOLATED INCIDENTS AND TAKE SWIFT ACTION BECAUSE THE ACTIONS WERE WRONG? ABSOLUTELY >> THEN THE CALLS TO DEFUND POLICE SOME CITY OFFICIALS PROPOSING A BILLION DOLLAR CUT TO THE NYPD BUDGET >> WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> I WENT ON RECORD A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND SAID I WOULD TAKE MONEY FROM MY BUDGET AND PUSH IT TO THE PROGRAMS

THAT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEFUNDING I GET VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CUTTING HEAD COUNTS AT A TIME WHEN WE DO HAVE UNFORTUNATELY RISING CRIME >> SCRAPPING THE ANTI CRIME UNIT IS JUST ONE STEP CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATES AGREE MORE IS NEEDED >> YOU HAVE TO END VIOLENCE AND OVER ENFORCE THAT'S AN OVER REACH AND WE HAVE TO INVEST IN SERVICES THAT KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITIES SAFE THAT'S THE WORK THAT HAS TO HAPPEN ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THE NYPD STARTED TO DO >> WOULD YOU HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE IF NOT FOR THE PROTEST? >> WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS WELL OVER A YEAR AGO I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS

I THINK IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER TOTALLY WITHOUT BEING IN THAT SITUATION MAYBE NOT >> AS MARCHS CONTINUE HIS OFFICERS ARE PROVIDING SECURITY BUT THEY ARE NOT INTERFERING ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> IN ARIZONA HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT ANOTHER HIGH TODAY THIS BANNER MEDICAL CENTER NURSE EXHAUSTED FROM HER SHIFT IN THE ICU

>> YOU TRY TO REASSURE THEM THAT IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY AND THEN IT'S NOT >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CASES ARE HIGHER BECAUSE THEY'RE TESTING MORE PEOPLE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE MORE IMPORTANT STATISTIC IS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE >> THE FACT IT'S GOING UP IS REALLY QUITE CONCERNING IT'S NOT THAT THERE WERE MORE CASES THAT WE'RE TESTING BUT ALSO A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE COVID VIRUS

>> TAXES TODAY REACHING ANOTHER RECORD IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AS THE COUNTY JUDGE SAYS HE'S GOING TO REPORT MASK WEARING INSIDE SAN ANTONIO BUSINESSES >> THE ACTION I'M PUSHING THE LEGAL BOUNDS A LITTLE BIT BUT OUR ATTORNEYS BELIEVE WE CAN DEFEND THIS ORDER IN COURT >> THE DECISION COMING AFTER THE GOVERNOR REJECTED A CALL FROM NINE TEXAS MAYORS TO REQUIRE A MASK >> WEARING A MASK IS THE BEST THING TO DO PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL HOWEVER IS THE WRONG APPROACH

>> THE STATE OF THE VIRUS VARIES IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CASES HAVE DECLINED IN 22 STATES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHILE RISING IN 20 THE DEATH TOLL PASSED 3,000 TODAY IN FLORIDA >> IS THIS A SECOND WAVE OR AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE? >> THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THE FIRST WAVE THE FIRST WE SAW IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND FLECK THEY SHOT BACK UP AGAIN

>> IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA PEOPLE ARE PRACTICING SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING NOW BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE OVER THE WEEKEND PEOPLE PARTYING IN TIGHT SPACES AS OFFICIALS SAY THOSE ARE THE ONES DRIVING THE SPIKE SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS MIAMI >>> WITH JUST THREE DAYS UNTIL PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, TRUMP SUPPORTERS ALREADY CAMPING OUT >> I'M NOT ANYMORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE DOK THAN I AM IN WALMART

>> AT THE WHITE HOUSE THE PRESIDENT DETERMINED TO MOVE FORWARD >> WHEN YOU COME TO THE RALLY AS IN ANY EVENT YOU ASSUME A PERSONAL RISK ON THAT IT'S JUST WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU GO TO A BASEBALL GAME YOU ASSUME A RISK >> BUT CASES ARE SURGING THE STATE EXPERIENCES ITS SINGLE HIGHEST RISK TUESDAY HEALTH OFFICIALS ASKED TO POSTPONE THE EVENT NOW MOVING FORWARD URGING MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> WE'RE CONCERNED PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER WITHOUT TAKING PRECAUTIONS IS WHAT CAUSES THE VIRUS >> EVEN THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT SAID HE WOULD NOT ATTEND A BIG RALLY RIGHT NOW DR ANTHONY FAUCI TELLING THE DAILY FEAST OVERNIGHT I'M IN A HIGH-RISK CATEGORY

PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT OF COURSE NOT ON THE TRAIL JOE BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICAL TODAY >> DONALD TRUMP'S TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS THE SAME FOCUS HE USED TO TROLL IDENTITIES ON TWITTER IT'S COST US LIVES >> THE PRESIDENT LOOKING TO ENERGIZE HIS BASE WITH A RALLY THAT'S HIGH-RISK AND HIGH STAKES

KRISTEN WELKER NBC NEWS WASHINGTON >>> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA >> THE TIME HAS COME >> THE TIME HAS COME >> TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED

EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEW TO YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO

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IT'S FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME? >> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO

THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS I DIDN'T NOTICE LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >>> GRANDFATHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS SO MANY PLACES AROUND THE GLOBE FOR WHM THIS STATUE WAS THE FIRST GLIMPSE OF AMERICA

SHE WAS SILHOUETTED VERY CLEAR ONE OF THEM ROLLED ABOUT STANDING ON THE SHIP OF THE NEW YORK HARBOR WE PASSED VERY SLOWLY OF COURSE WE HAD TO LOOK UP ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> A 100TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO THE UNITED STATES HIS IDEA TO BUILD A MONUMENT TO CELEBRATE LIBERTY

WANTED THE GIFT AS MUCH FOR THE FRENCH AS THE AMERICANS >> HE WANTED TO SHOW THE GOVERNMENT THERE ARE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY THE OPPOSITION FOR THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> THE MOST SERIOUS OBSTACLE GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED THE FRENCH PEOPLE PAID FOR AND BUILT THE SCULPTURE

AMERICA WAS SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR AND BUILD THE BASE IT TOOK NINE YEARS, TWO YEARS IN NEW YORK BUT THE $250,000 WAS FINALLY RAISED AND THE PEDESTAL COMPLETED >> ONLY ADMITS TO THE AGE AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY SECRETARY SEATON BRINGS A BIRTHDAY GREETING FROM THE PRESIDENT

2,000 MANY REPRESENTING GATHERED FOR THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATUE A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND FREEDOM FOR THE HOMELESS THERE ARE CANDLES FOR THE BEACON OF LIBERTY GIFT TO THE PEOPLE APPLY FOR THEM RENAMING THE ISLAND ON WHICH THE 300- FOOT STATUE STANDS YEAR AFTER IT WILL BE LIBERTY ISLAND ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> THIS IS HER LAST STORMS AND WARS, GRAFFITI AND VANDALS

NOW REFURBISHED AND FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND NEW YORK HARBOR >> AND SO THE JOY AND CELEBRATION AND WITH A PRAYER THAT THIS LAND SHALL NEVER BE EXTINGUISHED I ASK THAT YOU ALL JOIN ME IN THIS SYMBOLIC ACT OF FAITH THIS LIGHTING OF MISS LIBERTY'S TORCH ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> WE HAVE WITH HURRICANE SANDY BUT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SET TO REOPEN TOMORROW ON HER 126TH BIRTHDAY AFTER A $30 MILLION RENOVATION >> SO MUCH OF THE PAST YEAR THIS IS HOW LADY LIBERTY APPEARED CONSTRUCTION TEAMS REVAMPING THE PEDESTAL AND THE INTERIOR ALL TO GIVE VISITORS BETTER ACCESS TO THE CROWN

♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> THIS MORNING WE'RE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW WITH RAYSHARD BROOKS TO THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT ABOUT THIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE BEING INCARCERATED >> LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS WHO DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW JUST SOME RESPECT AND YOU KNOW NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE'RE ANIMALS >> THE COMPANY WHICH FOCUSES ON FIGHTING INCARCERATION POSTED AN AD ON CRAIG'S LIST LOOKING TO SHARE STORIES ABOUT NAVIGATING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

>> GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS IT HARDENED ME AT A POINT I'M TRYING I'M NOT THE PERSON TO BE ABLE TO–YOU KNOW AND I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL I MAKE IT TO WHERE I WANT TO BE >> THE PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT HIM DID NOT RENDER AID FOR MORE THAN TWO MINUTES >> WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS DURING THE TWO MINUTES AND TWELVE SECONDS THAT OFFICER ROLFE ACTUALLY KICKED MR

BROOKS WHILE HE LAID ON THE GROUND WHILE HE WAS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE THE OTHER OFFICER ACTUALLY STOOD ON MR BROOKS' SHOULDER WHILE HE WAS THERE STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE >> THIS MORNING BOTH OFFICERS ARE FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE WHO WAS TERMINATED IS FACING 11 CHARGES INCLUDING THE MOST SERIOUS FELONY MURDER

AFTER FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS PROSECUTORS SAY ROLFE SAID THESE WORDS >> THE WORDS FROM THE OFFICER WAS I GOT HIM >> THE SECOND OFFICER FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OATH VIOLATION HIS WIFE TAMIKA MILLER SAYS HEARING THOSE DETAILS FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS LIKE A GUT PUNCH >> I FELT EVERYTHING THAT HE FELT JUST BY HEARING WHAT HE WENT THROUGH AND IT HURT

IT HURT REALLY BAD >> LAST FRIDAY THE TWO OFFICERS TRIED TO ARREST BROOKS AT THE WENDY'S PARKING LOT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST AFTER SPEAKING CALMLY FOR MORE THAN 40 MINUTES VIDEO SHOWS BROOKS STRUGGLING WITH THE OFFICERS ONCE THEY TRIED TO ARREST HIM GRABBING ONE OF THEIR TASERS AND RUNNING THEN HE TURNED AROUND AND FIRED THAT TASER AT THEM HE THEN HAD TWO GUNSHOTS TO THE BACK

PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS >> YOU CAN'T RESIST A POLICE OFFICER AND IF YOU HAVE A DISAGREEMENT YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT UP AFTER THE FACT IT WAS A VERY SAD–VERY, VERY SAD THING AND LOOK YOU REALLY TAKE A LOOK IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS OUT OF CONTROL

>> AND GUYS THIS MORNING THE OFFICERS–OR THE ATTORNEYS RATHER FOR BOTH OF THOSE OFFICERS ARE PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY BOTH ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENTS DID IN FACT RENDER AID TO BROOKS AND THE ATTORNEY SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE JUSTIFIED ON ATTORNEY FOR OFFICER BROS NAN IS CALLING THIS A RUSH TO MISS JUDGMENT THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION CONFIRMS TO US AFTER THOSE CHARGES WERE ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF OFFICERS AROUND THE CITY WALKED OFF THE JOB OTHERS WERE RADIO SILENT FOR 30 MINUTES HE SHAMS AND THIS WAS NOT A STRIKE OR COORDINATED EFFORT IT'S NOT A BUT RATHER OFFICERS SAYING THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH

♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> AND WE'RE JOINED NOW BY TAMIKA MILLER RAYSHARD BROOKS' WIDOW AND I WANT TO SAY GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU AND MS MILLER WITH OUR CONDOLENCES I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT YOU'VE GONE THROUGH FOUR DAYS AGO YOU LEARNED YOUR HUSBAND WAS KILLED NOW TODAY THE OFFICERS INVOLVED WILL FACE CHARGES ONE OF THEM THAT FIRED THE WEAPON FACES CHARGES THAT COULD INCLUDE THE DEATH PENALTY

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THESE CHARGES? >> EVERYTHING PRETTY MUCH BREATHTAKING I DON'T KNOW HOW THINGS WILL GO BUT I'M JUST PRAYING THAT EVERYTHING WE'RE GOING THROUGH AS GOD WILL IT'S JUST VERY EMOTIONAL WITH FATHER'S DAY COMING UP AND ALL I KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS MY HUSBAND WON'T BE HERE NO MATTER HOW MANY CHARGES THEY FACE IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING HIM BACK IT'S NOT GOING TO LAUGHING WITH HIS KIDS AGAIN AND TRYING TO DO THE BEST IN LIFE AND BECOMING THE BEST HE WANTS TO BE FOR HIS FAMILY SO I'M GLAD ABOUT THE CHARGES BUT I WANT TO SEE THEM GO THROUGH

>> MR STEWART AS I TURN TO YOU THERE WERE REALLY DISTURBING FACTS REVEALED FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY YESTERDAY ABOUT THE WAY MR BROOKS WAS TREATED AFTER THE SHOOTING ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WHO SAID THAT HE WASN'T GIVEN AID AFTER TWO MINUTES WHICH IS SOMETHING THE OFFICERS ARE NOW DENYING THAT MR BROOKS WAS KICKED THAT ONE OF THE OFFICERS SAID I GOT HIM THE ONE THAT FIRED THE WEAPON ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTORS

HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THE CASE? >> YEAH JUST WATCH THE VIDEO IF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD TAKEN TWO YEARS TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION THE UNION AND THESE OFFICERS STILL WOULD HAVE SAID IT WAS A RUSH TO JUDGMENT AND THAT IT WAS WRONG YOU JUST CAN'T WIN IF YOU TRY AND CHARGE A POLICE OFFICER SO IT DOESN'T MATTER THEY'RE WRONG AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO WAIT AND LET IT PLAY OUT AND HOPE THAT WE FINALLY GET JUSTICE FOR RAYSHARD >> I SHOULD MENTION BECAUSE THE LEGAL TEAM FOR OFFICER ROLFE WHO WAS THE ONE WHO FIRED HIS WEAPON PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING MR

BROOKS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED TWO OFFICERS DISARMED ONE OF THEM AND SAID WHEN MR BROOKS TURNED AND POINTED AN ANY OFFICER WOULD HAVE REASONABLY BELIEVED HE INTENDED TO DISARM, DISABLE OR SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT DEFENSE? >> I SAY THAT >> I THINK WE UNFORTUNATELY JUST–I STILL HAVE MS MILLER WITH ME AND I GUESS I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTIONS MS

MILLER WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR DEFENSE OF WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE HOW DO YOU SEE THIS INTERACTION >> REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY FEEL THE DISTANCE OF HIM RUNNING AWAY THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER WENT TO THAT IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN TO THE POINT OF HIM HAVING TO FEEL LIKE HE HAD WE NEVER FELT WHY HE'S BEING ARRESTED SO FOR THEM TO TRY TO JUSTIFY THEIR ACTIONS IS RIDICULOUS TO ME IT REALLY IS

>> AND I THINK WE HAVE–AND I WANT TO GET YOUR LAWYER'S OPINION ON IT AS WELL BECAUSE THIS IS LIKELY MR STEWART WHERE THE LEGAL CASE IS GOING AND GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO RESPOND TO WHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SAYING ON THEIR OWN BEHALF WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> YEAH THE SHOT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE AS MR BROOKS TURNED BACK AROUND AND WAS RUNNING 18 FEET AWAY AS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID

THE TASER IS A NON LETHAL WEAPON SO WHEN IT'S USED ON VICTIMS ALL THE TIME THE DEFENSE IS THE OPPOSITE THE DEFENSE IS IT'S A NON LETHAL WEAPON IT'S NOT LIFE THREATENING IT'S USED AND TRAINED TO BE USED IN THESE SITUATIONS SO YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS IS IT NON LETHAL OR IS IT LETHAL? SO I UNDERSTAND- -THE DEFENSE IS I UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT AN OFFICER WAS FINALLY CHARGED FOR ONCE BUT THINK ABOUT HOW UPSET ALL OF THE VICTIMS ARE WHEN THIS NEVER HAPPENS

SO LET'S JUST BE FAIR AND LOOK AT BOTH SIDES AND LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT JUSTICE COMES TO BOTH SIDES FOR ONCE IT'S COMING TO THE VICTIM >> AND MS MILLER I WANTED TO JUST ASK YOU A SIMPLE QUESTION BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED FATHER'S DAY IS COMING UP YOU'VE GOT FOUR KIDS ONE JUST HAD HER EIGHTH BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY THAT HER DAD DIED

JUST HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOW ARE THE KIDS DOING? >> I HAVE MY UP AND DOWN MOMENTS I CAN'T SEE THEM DOING WEM BECAUSE I'M NOT IT'S HARD EVERY DAY I'M CRYING OR PRAYING MY LITTLE ONES CRYING OUT FOR THEIR DAD

THEY MISS HIM DEARLY SO I WISH THAT I COULD SAY I'M DOING WELL BUT I'M NOT >> WOW THAT'S AN HONEST ANSWER AND ZAPPEDDABLE ONE GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT'S GONE ON THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

MR STEWART TO YOU AS WELL WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US AND SHARING YOUR PERSPECTIVE >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FOX NEWS OVERNIGHT BASHING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON

>> HE BROKE THE LAW, VERY SIMPLE AS MUCH AS IT'S GOING TO BE BROKEN THIS IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED THAT'S THE HIGHEST STAGE IT'S HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION >> THE PRESIDENT ALSO CALLING BOLTON A LIAR TELLING THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EVERYBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE HATED JOHN BOLTON

IN HIS NEW BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS BOLTON DELIVERS A SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF HIS OWN BOSS HE SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS EASILY FLATTERED BY LEADERS WHO TRY TO MANIPULATE HIM BOLTON DESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN >> I THINK PUTIN THINKS HE CAN PLAY HIM LIKE A FIDDLE I THINK PUTIN IS SMART AND TOUGH AND I THINK HE SEES HE'S NOT FACED WITH A SERIOUS ADVERSE RYE HERE

I DON'T THINK HE'S WORRIED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> BOLTON SAYS THE PRESIDENT WAS WILLING TO INTERVENE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSE RYES LIKE CHINA AND TURKEY AS PERSONAL FAVORS TO DICTATORS HE LIKED THE PRESIDENT'S BEHAVIOR ON THAT FRONT AND PERSONAL LEGAL ISSUES STUNNED BOLTON DESCRIBED IT AS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AS A WAY OF LIFE BOLTON REPORTED HIS CONCERNS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR >> I THINK HE WAS SO FOCUSED ON THE REELECTION THAT LONGER TERM CONSIDERATIONS FELL BY THE WAY SIDE

SO IF HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH KIM JONG-UN AT THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE THERE'S CONSIDERABLY ON THE PRESS REACTION TO IT AND NO FOCUS ON WHAT SUCH MEETING DID FOR THE BARGAINING POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES >> DURING NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA'S PRESIDENT SHE BOLTON'S PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED CHINESE LEADER TO BUY AMERICAN SOY BEANS AND WHEAT AND BOOST HIS ELECTORAL PROCESS IN FARM STATES PLEADING TO ENSURE HE WOULD WIN THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T KNOW BRITAIN WAS A NUCLEAR POWER AND ASKED IF FINLAND WAS A PART OF RUSSIA AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PASSED HIM A NOTE INSULTING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING HE'S SO FULL OF EXPLETIVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS NOT COMMENTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS BOLTON MISS CHARACTERIZED HIS CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM BARR AND OVERNIGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD TO SETTLE THE COURT FOR THE IMMEDIATE ORDER TO DELAY THE RELEASE OF BOLTON'S BOOK ARGUING IT CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION SOMETHING BOLTON'S LAWYER HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED BUT OF COURSE IT MAY BE TOO LATE BECAUSE THE MOST DAMMING ACCUSATIONS ARE ALREADY OUT THERE

>>> THE IN THE LABOR DEPARTMENT EXPECTED TO REPORT THAT ANOTHER 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILED JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK PUSHING THE TOTAL TO OVER 45 MILLION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC MEANWHILE HUNDREDS OF FOLKS LINED UP ON THE KENTUCKY STATE CAPITAL GROUNDS ALL OF THEM HOPING TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT HELP MANY OF THEM FRUSTRATED AFTER GOING MONTHS WITHOUT ANY BENEFITS OR UPDATES ON UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS >> HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF RESPONSES THAT THEY HAD

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HELP US? WE'RE YOUR PEOPLE WE PUT YOU IN THE POSITION YOU'RE IN YOU NEED TO HEAR OUR VOICES >> PEOPLE IN LINE SAID THEY WANTED TO SIMPLY TALK TO AN ACTUAL PERSON RATHER THAN MEETING BY THE COMPUTER FOR A RESPONSE THAT NEVER COMES >> THERE'S A TIME LAPS BY THE WAY OF THAT UNEMPLOYMENT LINE

THAT IS JARRING AND JUST TO THINK ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE LINED UP ARE NOT GETTING A CHECK THEY JUST WANT TO MEET A HUMAN BEING, FILL OUT A FORM AND HAND IT IN TO GET THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT MONEY IT'S FRUSTRATING I CAN IMAGINE >>> OUTSIDE TULSA'S BOK ARENA A GROWING LINE OF SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THIS SATURDAY >> THERE WILL BE 36 RALLIES IN 19 DIFFERENT STATES

>> THE PRESIDENT OVERNIGHT SAYING HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDRESSING A BIG CROWD >> THERE'S JUST A HUNGER FOR THE RALLIES AND I ENJOY DOING THEM >> WHILE SEEMING TO DOWN PLAY THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS >> IT'S FADING AWAY IT'S GOING TO FADE AWAY BUT HAVING A VACCINE WOULD BE REALLY NICE AND THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

>> THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST RALLY IN MONTHS IN THE CITY THAT'S SEEN A RECENT INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS AND MORE THAN 100 SPIKE IN CASES OVER THE PAST WEEK ACCOUNTING FOR 96 OF OKLAHOMA'S 228 NEW CASES TUESDAY PROMPTING WARNINGS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS >> LET ME BE CLEAR, ANYONE FINDS A LARGE SCALE GATHERING WILL FACE AN INCREASED RISK OF BECOMING INFECTED WITH COVID-19 >> URGING THOSE IN THE HIGH-RISK CATEGORIES TO WATCH FROM HOME

TULSA'S MAYOR OF REPUBLICAN CALLED IN HONOR AND TO BE AT THE AIRPORT BUT WILL NOT ATTEND THE RALLY >> ANY RATIONAL PERSON LOOKING AT ANY LARGE GROUPING OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND AND THAT'S NOT JUST THIS RALLY THAT'S ANY GATHERING >> THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WILL PERFORM TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND PROVIDE MASKS BUT WON'T REQUIRE ATTENDEES TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM

JOE BIDEN BLASTING THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION TO HOLD A LARGE SCALE RALLY AS COULD NOT RYE TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S OWN ADVICE THE RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC IS SLOW >> DONALD TRUMP'S FAILURE TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS WITH THE SAME FOCUS HE USED TO TROLL HIS ENEMIES ON TWITTER HAS COST US LIVES >> BACK IN TULSA, SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORTERS WHO ARE ALREADY IN LINE FOR SATURDAY SAY THEY ARE NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE PANDEMIC >> AND THIS MORNING EXPERTS ARE REITERATING THAT IF YOU WEAR A MASK CORRECTLY IT WILL PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE SICK OR ASYMPTOMATIC

MEANWHILE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS BEFORE ANYONE CAN LOOK INSIDE THE BUILDING PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER STATING THAT THEY WON'T SUE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHOULD THEY ENTER THIS RALLY >>> THEY'RE CALLED SUPER SPREADERS LARGE CLOSED GATHERINGS WHERE THE VIRUS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE FROM ONE INFECTED PERSON TO AN ENTIRE CLASS >> POSITIVE AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER >> DEREK AND 14 OF HER FRIENDS HAVE BEEN OUT CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY AT A JACKSONVILLE BAR WITHOUT MASKS DAYS LATER THEY STARTED FEELING SICK AND SAYS ALL TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

>> TERRIFYING IT'S PURELY TERRIFYING JUST A REGULAR SATURDAY NIGHT YOU THINK YOU'RE JUST GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FREPPEDZ AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW ALL OF YOU ARE SICK >> ACCORDING TO THE CDC THE VIRUS IS SPREAD MAINLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON WHILE TOUCHING SURFACES IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK IS UNLIKELY RESEARCHERS SAY INDOOR SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE THE RISKIEST VIRUS DROPLETS SPREADING NOT JUST FROM SNEEZING AND COUGHING BUT ALSO LOUD TALKING AND EVEN SINGING

AT A CHOIR PRACTICE IN WASHINGTON STATE IN MARCH MEMBERS SAY THEY USE HAND SANITIZER AND REFREEZING RAIN FROM CLOSE CONTACT 53 OF 61 ATTENDEES BECAME INFECTED AND TWO DIED >> IT COULD HAVE GOTTEN AND THAT'S >> AND NEXT MONTH IN WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE IDENTIFIED FIVE OUT BREAKS IN CHURCHES >> TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND JUST PROPEL YOUR VOICE

SAME THING WITH LIKE SAXOPHONE OR CLAIRE NET, BAND RECITALS, THINGS LIKE THAT >> AND FOR THE THRONGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER TO GET BACK OUT AND SOCIALIZE YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE >> I THINK IT'S A LITTLE TOO SOON TO ASSUME THAT WE CAN GO OUT AND HANDLE THAT WITHOUT >> AND JOE WE'VE HEARD THE OUT DOOR GATHERINGS ARE LESS RISKY BECAUSE THEY'RE OPEN AIR BUT WE'VE SEEN THE PROTESTS AND CROWDS SO ARE OFFICIALS CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE TYPES OF GATHERINGS? >> YEAH THAT'S RIGHT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT LARGE OUT DOOR GATHERINGS LIKE PROTESTS AND MARCHS ESPECIALLY IF IT'S HARD TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND IF NOT EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE HAS PREDICTED A POSSIBLE SURGE IN CASES FROM THOSE EVENTS BY THE END OF THE MONTH

♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> AUNT JEMIMA SYRUP AND PANCAKE MIX ARE LONG TIME STAPLES OF BREAKFAST NOW BEING REBRANDED QUAKER THE LATEST COMPANY TO TAKE ACTION AS DEMONSTRATIONS PROTESTING RACIAL INEQUALITY CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING >> QUAKER OWNED BY PEPSI CO ANNOUNCED A CHANGE IN A STATEMENT SAYING IN PART WE RECOGNIZE THE ORIGINS ARE BASED ON A RACIAL STEREOTYPE PROMISING TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARDS RACIAL EQUALITY PLEDGING $400 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS TO LIFT UP BLACK COMMUNITIES

THE NAME COMES FROM A 19TH CENTURY SHOW A SMILING NANNY WHO GLORIFIED THE SUBMISSIVE KITCHEN SLAVE >> THEY GREW OUT OF THE MENSTRUAL TRADITION OF WHITE FOLKS WEARING BLACK FACE AND EVEN FORCING BLACK ACTORS TO WEAR BLACK FACE TO MIMIC AFRICAN AMERICANS >> THE CASE FOR AUNT FOLLOWING OTHER BRANDS LIKE LAND O LAKES FROM PACKAGING JUST TWO MONTHS AGO JUST LAST SEASON THE CLEVELAND INDIANS REMOVED THEIR LOGO ON THE FIELD AND NATIONALLY >> MY FLUFFY PANCAKES

>> APPLIES BUTTERWORTH AND CREAM OF WHEAT PACKAGING IS ALSO UNDER REVIEW MARS THE COMPANY BEHIND UNCLE BEN'S RICE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING IN PART NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO EVOLVE THE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND WITHOUT SPECIFYING HOW OR WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR CHANGE SAY IT'S LONG OVERDUE >> IT'S ALSO A NECESSARY CHANGE BECAUSE THESE CORPORATIONS OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPACE AND THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION >> SOCIAL MEDIA ALSO LIGHTING UP WITH DEBATES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE IMAGES WHILE A TIKTOK VIDEO GOING VIRAL HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT

>> WELL SHE WENT AROUND COOKING PANCAKES AND TELLING PEOPLE THE GOOD OLD SOUTH >> THE PRESSURE IS MOUNTING ON OTHER BRANDS AND LOGOS THAT HAVE CALLS TO CHANGE LIKE THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS, CHA CHEATA BANANA AND ESKIMO PIE CORPORATE AMERICA IS RESPONDING >> BLACK LIVES MATTER PEOPLE EVEN OUR BREAKFAST ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >>> A MOMENT OF JOY BROUGHT ABOUT BY UNIMAGINABLE PAIN

>> DOING OKAY? >> YEAH >> YOU CAN UNFORTUNATELY NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE TO BE A PART OF AND WE WOULDN'T WISH IT ON ANYONE AT ALL >> THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT SEVEN WOMEN ALL WHO LOST LOVED ONES DIED BY POLICE OR POLICE CUSTODY ALL UNARMED >> MY SISTER WAS SANDRA BLAND AND SHE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY >> MY BROTHER IS BOTHAM JEAN

>> MY BROTHER DIED LEAVING SCHOOL WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR >> MY SISTER WAS CHANTEL DAVIS MURDERED BY NYPD IN BROOKLYN BY A CAR ACCIDENT MY BROTHER WAS KILLED BY NYPD OFFICER IN FRONT OF HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND >> MY SISTER WAS MURDERED IN HER HOME WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH MY NEPHEW

EEMS SORRY, YA'LL SHE WAS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AND PROTECTING MY SON >> UP TO SIX INDIVIDUAL CASES ONLY ONE OFFICER WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER OFFICERS IN THE OTHER FIVE CASES WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY AWAITING TRIAL OR NO LONGER UNDER INVESTIGATION >> THAT'S A SCARY PLACE TO VISIT TO KNOW THAT ANY TIME IN MY LIFE COULD BE TAKEN FROM ME AND I'M DOING EVERYTHING I'M TOLD TO ZOO AND WE STILL ARE LOOKED AT AS EASY TARGETS

HOW MANY OF YOU SAW THE VIDEOS OF YOUR LOVED ONES BEING KILLED IF SUCH A VIDEO EXISTED? FOUR OF YOU SAW YOUR SIBLINGS DIE? >> I SAW TERRENCE LYING ON THE GROUND WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY HEAD OF MY TWIN LAYING ON THAT GROUND LIKE ROAD KILL >> WHAT DID THAT IMAGE DO TO YOU? >> TRAUMATIZED ME THE THOUGHT OF A GROWN MAN CRYING OUT FOR HIS MOM BOTHERED ME BECAUSE THEN I STARTED TO KIND OF OBSESS OVER IT I THINK >> NOW THEY'RE CHANNELING THAT PAIN INTO PURPOSE PUSHING FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION THE CHANGES THE USE OF FORCE STANDARDS AND QUALIFY UNITY THAT PROTECTS OFFICERS FROM LAWSUITS AND REQUIRES MORE FEDERAL OVER SIGHT OF POLICE FUNDING AS WELL AS MANDATORY PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER MEETING PRIVATELY WITH FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES WERE KILLED BY POLICE PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON POLICE REFORM A LIST OF RHOMBSES WHICH HE SAYS WILL RAISE THE STANDARDS FOR POLICE CONDUCT >> THESE STANDARDS WILL BE AS HIGH AND AS STRONG AS THERE IS ON EARTH >> BUT SOME SAY THE PRESIDENT'S ORDER DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH INCLUDING ANOTHER GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBER, THE MOTHER OF AHMAUD ARBERY WHOSE SON WAS SHOT BY TWO WHITE MEN IN GEORGIA EARLIER THIS YEAR >> TO HAVE SOME LAWS IN PLACE WHERE POLICE CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS >> SO WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE REST OF US WHO ARE RAISED BY BLACK MEN WHO WHETHER WE ARE BLACK, WHITE OR LATINA OR ASIAN WILL BE RAISING BLACK MEN WHO HAVE BLACK BROTHERS WE WANT TO PROTECT? WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE REST OF US AS WE HOPE TO PROTECT THEM AS WE HOPE TO RAISE THEM? HOW DO WE METABOLIZE WHAT'S HAPPENED? >> LET'S BE HONEST

LET'S OPEN UP CONVERSATIONS AND TREATING CHILDREN AS THEY'RE HUMANS BECAUSE THEY'RE TREATING OUR CHILDREN LIKE ADULTS >> NOT JUST OUR BLACK AND BROWN MOMS AND KIDS WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO FACE IT HEAD STRONG BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE ANOTHER TRAUMATIZING VIDEO OUR MAIN FOCUS IS CHANGE

CHANGING THE LAWS CHANGES POLICING IN GENERAL BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT PAIN I LIVE IT EVERY DAY THEY LIVE IT EVERY DAY AND WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GO THROUGH THAT >> I SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE FAMILIES WITHIN THAT MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THEY DESCRIBED THAT MEETING AS CONTENTIOUS

ALL FAMILIES REFUSED THE PHOTO OP AFTER WARSDZ WITH THE PRESIDENT IN THE ROSE GARDEN BECAUSE THEY SAID HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER SIMPLY DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH WITHOUT INCLUDING A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY THAT WILL REQUIRE THE FIRING OF ANY OFFICER WHO HAD A PREVIOUS INFRACTION THEY HAVEN'T CHANGED THEIR LAW ENOUGH, A LAW THAT COULD HAVE SAVED THEIR SIBLINGS >> WE SAW THEIR PAIN AND YOURS TOO FEELING THAT WHEN THEY WERE DESCRIBING THE THINGS THAT HAD HE HAD GONE THROUGH HOW WAS THAT? >> YOU KNOW IT'S HARD

I COME FROM A MULTI CULTURAL FAMILY I WAS RAISED BY A BLACK MAN HEARING THEIR STORIES AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT EMPATHIZE YOU CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER HOW DO I PROTECT MY BROTHERS? HOW DO I PROTECT MY FATHER AND THAT'S A PAIN THAT ECHOS I THINK THROUGH A LOT OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THEY REALLY GAVE A SENSE OF WHY THIS PAIN IS PERSONAL FOR SO MANY PEOPLE AND WHY THEY'RE SAYING THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO AS A COUNTRY TO MAKE IT BETTER ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ HARRY HOG YAN IS 24 SUFFERING FROM MUSCULAR DITSZ PHAEISM THAT HAS BEEN RESTRICTING HIS GROWTH FROM AN EARLY AGE

>> STUFF LIKE THAT I GUESS I CAN THROW A BASEBALL >> THREATENING HIM WITH AN EARLY DEATH >> AND FORCING HIS FAMILY TO LIVE WITH YEARS OF WORRY >> I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HIM I WON'T GET UP IN THE MORNING >> KIND OF JUST DEAL WITH IT CAN'T WORRY ABOUT IT EVERY DAY >> IT'S VERY PERSONAL AND POWERLESS AND IT FEELS HOPELESS

>> BUT THERE IS HIS BROTHER A HARVARD BUSINESS GRADUATE MADE IT HIS LIFE'S WORK TO GIVE TERRY AND OTHER PATIENTS WITH RARE DISEASES HOPE >> YOU FIGHT THE BATTLE THAT YOU'RE MEANT TO FIGHT AND YOU DON'T GIVE UP MORGAN CREATED A NON PROFIT FOUNDATION WITH A NAME THAT SUMS UP HIS DEAREST WISH ALL SIMPLY PURE PREED >> PATIENTS DON'T GET TO SEE A SCARY BATTLE >> HE DNSZ JUMP ALONE

HE FOUND A JEANETTE CYST WHO ALSO SUFFERS FROM MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TOGETHER WITH HIS WIFE ANDREA HE SPEER HEADED RESEARCH AND THE CURE WITH A GENE EDITING TECHNIQUE >> THE BREAKTHROUGH BECAUSE OF THE CRISPER APPROACH >> WHAT IS IT? IT'S A REVOLUTION FROM THE LAND THAT COULD CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT >> WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD >> I THINK YOU HAVE >> CRYSTAL IN A DNA ALLOWING FOR A DIFFERENT VERSION TO BE INVERTED REWRITING THE GENETIC PROMISING A SOLUTION TO INCURABLE GENETIC DISEASES AND DEBILITATING LIFE STYLE CONDITIONS AND POTENTIALLY >> GET RID OF DISEASE, CHANGE PEOPLE'S EYE COLOR >> WHY DOES TECHNOLOGY EXISTS? IT EXISTS TENDING TO ONLY GET BETTER

>> IT'S ALSO A UNIQUE WAY TO ADDRESS UNTREATABLE GENETIC CONDITIONS INDIVIDUALLY DETERMINED TO DO THINGS ACCORDING TO THE BOOK ONLY FAST >> A RACE AGAINST TIME >> ABSOLUTELY SO WE'RE BRINGING TOGETHER THE TEAM JUST WITH CHECKS AND BALANCES AND THE RESEARCH TALK TO THE DID IF OF COURSE DA AND GO BACK AND DO MORE RESEARCH TERRY WILL BE HIS OWN LATER THIS YEAR

NOTHING OUT THERE FOR US NOW FROM WORKING ON FINDING A CURE AND ONLY HAVING A LITTLE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL AND TWO YEARS AGO IT WAS ALL BLACK >> I HOPE THAT TERRY PAVES THE WAY FOR OTHERS AND OUR FAMILY CAN AGAIN >> TERRY SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO LOSE >> THAT'S RIGHT WIN

>> AND THIS TREATMENT COULD HOLD OUT HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA FOR EXAMPLE IT ISN'T WITHOUT CONTROVERSY BUT FOR MANY FAMILIES IT IS THEIR ONLY HOPE >> HOPE, YES SO TOUCHED BY HIS BROTHER MAKING THAT HIS LIFE'S MISSION BUT YOU KNOW WHAT RISK DOES THIS KIND OF NEW SCIENCE AND TRIAL TALKED ABOUT SOME OF OF THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS BUT WHAT ABOUT THE RISKS? >> YEAH THERE IS A DANGER FOR TERRY THAT HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD OVER REACT IT IS A LIFE THREATENING DANGER SO HE'S GOING TO BE A PIONEER AND HE'S GOING TO BE ON THE FOREFRONT OF THIS TAKING A RISK FOR HIMSELF AS YOU SAW THERE BUT ALSO OF COURSE FOR MANY OTHERS

YOU KNOW SAVANNAH YOU LOOK AT TERRY AND HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE STRONGEST GUY I SPENT A SHORT TIME WITH HIM AND I CAN TELL YOU HE IS SO STRONG I DON'T THINK HIS FAMILY WOULD MIND SAYING HE'S THE STRONGEST AMONG THEM >> CORRESPONDENT THE AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST AND NEW PODCAST INTO AMERICA 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER ALSO FACING CHARGES THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO DO YOU THINK THIS IS PERHAPS A RESULT >> GREAT TO SEE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

THERE'S NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT WE DON'T GET TO THIS MOMENT WITHOUT THE UNREST AND ALL OF THE PRESSURE THAT ACTIVISTS AND PROTESTS AND FAMILIES GREATER FOR ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE KINDS OF SHOOTINGS WE HAVE TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE RARELY IF EVER ARE POLICE EVER OFFICERS EVER ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR KILLING PEOPLE IN THE COURSE OF THEIR DUTIES THIS IS A BIG DEAL BUT I THINK THIS AGAIN IS A RESULT OF ALL OF THE PRESSURE AND LEVERS OF POWER ACTUALLY SHIFTING TOWARDS ACCOUNTABILITY AGAIN THIS IS SO SOON AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE UP RAISING BUT THIS IS A SIGN TO COME FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY ALL ALONG >> IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU THINK THE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS MAY BE WORKING >> WITHOUT QUESTION

IT'S ALL OF THE ATTENTION THAT WAS SHIFTED TO HOW WE POLICE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN PARTICULAR WE'RE WRESTLING WITH HOW MUCH SPENDING ON POLICE THE BUDGET SO I'M THINKING OF SPENDING 50 TO 60% OF THE BUDGET ON POLICING SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING WHAT ARE WE GETTING FOR THAT IF FOR FOLKS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING AND SERVING THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT PROTECTING AND SERVING IN CASES LIKE THIS BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY REAL DOUBT THE PRESSURE BEING PUT ON THESE COMMUNITIES AND DEPARTMENTS BY THE CITY AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY ARE LEADING TO SITUATIONS THAT WE SEE NOW >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT JUNETEENTH WHICH IS TOMORROW AND SOMETHING YOU ARE COVERING IN AN EPISODE OF YOUR PODCAST INTO AMERICA IT'S NOT WIDELY KNOWN OUTSIDE OF THE COMMUNITY DO YOU THINK THAT WILL CHANGE? IT SEEMS LIKE ALREADY PEOPLE ARE TALKING MORE ABOUT JUNE TEETH THAN I CAN REMEMBER IN THE PAST >> MANY PEOPLE KNOW IT AS BLACK INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE DAY 155 YEARS AGO ON JUNE 19 THAT THE LAST OF THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE IN TEXAS FINALLY GOT WORD OF EMANCIPATION SO WE ARE HOLDING A SPECIAL CONVERSATION CAN YOU HEAR US NOW JUNETEENTH WHICH YOU ALSO TURN TO A PODCAST SO FRIDAY 8:00 P

M WE'LL BE EXAMINING WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN IN THIS TIME WHERE WE ARE ENGAGING WITH RACE AND RACISM AND SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION, RIGHT? IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REVISIT OUR TRIYUMS AND HIGHS AND ALSO OUR LOWS SO MANY FOLKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT JUNETEENTH IS BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF BLACK FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY FOR A VERY LONG TIME BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE BEST SELLERS LIST THE TOP PODCAST ALL OF THESE OUTLETS ARE ENGAGING THERE IS A HUNGER PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN MORE

THEY WANT TO HOLD THAT MIRROR UP TO AMERICA AND STRIVE TO BE OUR BETTERSELVES AND STAND WHERE WE ARE AND JUNETEENTH OFFERS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE THAT CONVERSATION >> AS YOU KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP RESCHEDULED A RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA THAT WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO COINCIDE WITH JUNETEENTH WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT STORY? A GIRL FROM LAST NUNES SAID SHE HAD SEEN SEVERAL OUT OF TOWN BUSES PEOPLE EAGER FOR THE RALLY WHAT'S YOUR WHOLE TAKE ON THE STORY? >> WHETHER IT'S JUST POOR PLANNING, WILLFUL IGNORANCE OR EITHER TO HOLD A RALLY IN THE CITY WHERE WE REMEMBER BLACK WALL STREET A BOMB FROM THE SKY A PROSPERING BLACK COMMUNITY THAT WAS LOOTED AND RIOTED OVER 300 PEOPLE KILLED REALLY A SAD MOMENT IN OUR HISTORY AND THEN TO HOLD THAT RALLY OR PROPOSE THAT RALLY ON JUNETEENTH STRUCK A LOT OF PEOPLE DEEP INSIDE AND REALLY CONCERNING

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE UNFORCED ERRORS AND NOW THE RALLY SHIFTED FROM FRIDAY TO SATURDAY IT RELIEVED SOME OF THE PRESSURE BUT THIS WAS A REALLY CONCERNING REALLY TROUBLING MOVE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BUT ONE OF MANY WHETHER IT'S A MATTER OF RACIAL INSENSITIVITY OR NEITHER OR WILLFUL IGNORANCE WE'LL FIND THIS PLACE AGAIN >> ALL RIGHT ENSCWOSM YOUR INSIGHT MY FRIEND AND AGAIN FOR FOLKS INTO PODCASTS IT'S CALLED INTO AMERICA AND YOU CAN GET IT WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST BUT I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK IT OUT >> AMONG THE CHAOS TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON >> THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN

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YOU'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT YOU DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED ACT AS A MOM TRY TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOU ARE KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT, NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

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A united people with the United first >>> George Floyd, Philando Castile, black men killed by police Today black man are 25 times more likely to be killed d by police than LY white men At protests across America and ideas for how to fix your problem

>> We have to train ourselves about how to act in front of the police so we don't end up being victims >>> Black and Hispanic drivers are searched more than white CE drivers and the science shows us that all of us have biases based into our minds and they are part of an ancient mental program and that is why it is so important that all of , us including the police have to recognize it >> As part of a PBS documentary I met with Jennifer Everhart and her team who analyzed police body cam video footage to help police departments across the country helping eliminate biases in the country >> We want to look to see if African-Americans are treated any differently during the stops >> In their analysis of 1000 traffic stops they found white drivers were told much faster than black drivers why they were R being stopped and white drivers were more respectful and black drivers were more often called Manor bro and white drivers received more reassurances BL while black drivers got more probing questions and were told far more frequently to keep their % hands on the % wheel >> If we just work look at the words used by the officer we can predict the rate of the person they are talking to two thirds of f the time

>> Even if you don't know the race of the U person stopped? >> A black person or white person >> Their training officers to become more aware of their own biases >> We all suffer from that and we all have it and it is not something to avoid but it is something to understand >> Experts say the critical stepped toward change IVTHin assumptions and the horrors that can result >> And Air Force Sergeant charge and two deadly attacks charged with murdering a Santa Cruz County deputy and a federal officer

Officials say he affiliated with the Boogaloo boys NBC news reporter has been following the story tell us what officials are saying about the attacks >> According to officials he went to a protest in Oakland and shot a federal official and did it and part 2 kickstart a second Civil War and that's what it is about It is shorthand for on Civil War to electric Boogaloo For long time it was but very recently a lot of the separate groups started to say we believe in it and we want a second Civil War

When he went to Oakland he went to Oakland for the intent of creating havoc and mayhem that would create some sort of second Civil War >> Could you more us about how PLthe movement is organized if there is a central organization because I think HE we've been hearing about some of the SA groups in the country and people are curious about how they are organized >> It is a saying that comes from ammo board where they talk about weaponry But over time it is spread out to other areas in the Internet, huge on Facebook and they recommendation is driving people like libertarian groups driving them over to the Boogaloo where people were anxious to ratify People were already in militia groups and in Mexico where the guy was shot a couple days ago and that tussle over the monument and the group there was a group that — the head of the group said he believed in the Boogaloo movement that is the sort of thing where you see things already existing for dozens of years the movement has taken over things on Facebook

>> Imagine organization on Facebook, is Facebook getting involved? >> Two weeks ago in Las Vegas three different people who were about to do the same thing said they were anxious they were taken die down by the task force and Facebook said, we are not going to recommend these people and if you're in that group you will not get a recommendation But it is still allowed on the platform and they have nicknamed it the big igloo or big luau Even on Facebook even if you don't look hard, you search for it and they still come up >>> I think you so much >>> For extreme skier and climber life is all about the outdoors and outdoors he sees changing before his very eyes

>> We live in the outdoors and have a natural connection and we see what's happening on a very visceral level and the impact of that >> He combines his life with extreme expedition and scimitar graffiti and won an Oscar for free so low >> It is so dangerous It is hard to not imagine your friend >> The office is the outdoors and he sees the effect

>> We definitely see the shifts You can look when you're on the wall and you can see all the trees that have died And that is a beetle infestation in the normal cycles kill off a lot of the Beatles And now they don't so when you drive through Colorado or Wyoming, giant swath in the landscape and it's totally different >> Teaming up to protect the winters, they typically storm Capitol Hill to press lawmakers for legislation and advocacy during the pandemic is a little more virtual

>> Sadly the climate continues to change for the worst >> With people staying home because of COBIT COVID carbon emissions have dropped >> It will not get us where we need to get to with CO2 reduction and it shows we really need the large- scale change in our whole society and that's what we strive for >> They are leading more than 900 elite athletes in a virtual CDC compliant lobbying week on Capitol Hill for athletes like Jimmy Chen, second home is allowing him to advocate >> I have been trying to make one of these lobbying weeks for many years

I've never been able to make it because of travel And this year, I'm making it I think there is opportunity to bring more voices into it >> Olympic cross- country gold medalist is another of the many app — the athletes warming the same meetings >> The first ever cross- country gold metal for the U

S The first ever cross- country gold metal for the US >> Can you explain how your sport — have you seen changes in your sport? >> So many races where we have been racing in January and mountain towns where the entire economy depends on the snow and a higher tone revolves and we have been competing on the strip of man- made icy slushy snow I cannot tell you how many times that has happened

>> President Trump has called climate change I hope And rolled back dozens of environmental regulations >> What are the chances that can happen this year or do you wait for a new administration? >> Definitely cannot wait, scientist continue to tell us, we need to make serious change and we need to make it now We are advocating for our children >>> Before signing the executive order on police reform President Trump accused Barack Obama of doing nothing about the issue

>> President Obama and Vice President Biden never even tried to fix this during their eight year period The reason they did not try is because they had no idea how to do it >> Here to fact check the president's remarks is the political reporter, any truth to what the president said? >> No President Trump may not have liked what Barack Obama did on police reform to keep he cannot say he did not try and it all — it is almost a root statement because that is the nation's first black president A couple key things came to mind when he said this

The Obama administration banned the sale ofof military equipment to police departments and something that had been happening for decades and ATwas criticized especially after Ferguson when you had tanks rolling down the street of a suburb outside of St Louis during the protests that prompted by the killing of a black kid in St Louis another good one, the Obama administration went after whole police departments and investigated the practice and you hear a lot of bad Apple cop talk what the administration did is when they saw signs of problems that would investigate the whole police department and look for RApatterns of racial discrimination, civil rights violations and when they finished the investigation they would give T a systematic detailed report of what was happening inside the police department in Baltimore, Chicago and Ferguson After the protest in the killing of a young boy they were able to create co- enforced for ements reform and the Trump administration is well aware ofE these were forms I mentioned AN Because they spent the first year dismantling those reforms and they are RYF well aware of them and this is a very president they wanted to be pro-police and remove some of the reforms the police were critical of

>> Has President Obama's team responded in any way? >> Yes >>> Shortly after the story was published the biting campaign released a statement saying, truck knows that is untrue because he has spent the last three years tearing down the very reforms the Obama-Biden administration N prefer to — pursued Essentially President Trump Kade gave Biden a whole new cycle We also had a senior advisor at the White House under Obama and a close confidant of President Obama and another one that suggest how important the administration feltE this issue is important She was on MSNBC earlier today and have some remarks and I think we have that tape >> When President Trump took office he dismantled the civil rights division of the HA Justice Department that we had built up and stop the Justice Department from doing the investigation and cut the forces and help law enforcement implement evidence-based practices s that would include the bond of trust between communities of color

They are trying to play catch-up now and frankly it's because they are put under enormous pressure by the American people >> This is critical to the race and if you see in polling that people are not liking how President Trump has been handling the protests and the issues between BE COVID and police issues, this is a sticky issue be it will an issue to that the fines the election Maybe talking about the reform was not the best way >> Experts a president Trump's Executive Order on police reform is not that dramatically different from the Obama administration task force recommendation What are the similarities? >> The executive order does not reinvent the wheel

One of the things that stuck out is he called for using a database to publish data on excessive force complaints and it's a common B thing and was called for by the task force that Obama brought together after the Ferguson protests A lot of similar things idea was use federal money for policing but activists say it's breadcrumbs saying about this Executive Order and it does not go far enough especially when the ideas we've been talking R about for five or six years >> The friendly fact checker, great to see you >>> Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing in Arizona and the state has the fastest growth rate in the country and today Arizona reported the second highest number of cases in a single day trailing only yesterday's record

The correspondent joins me now, how are state officials reacting to the record number of new cases? >> Has been no changes as of this moment The Arizona governor will be holding a press conference with the press here at the top of the next hour but as of this point it has still been more than one month since the state allowed state have order to expire and there have been no changes in terms of policy from the governor's office Most everything opened up, restaurants and retail opened up in early May in places such as casinos and water parks opened up on May 15 and what you have seen since them is exponential growth and you've seen more than 11,000 cases in just the last week alone Hospitalizations are at a GHhigh and ICU beds being used today are currently — is the current situation What you have seen since the state reopened with the climb and the numbers and the continued spread and that's where the question is, where does it go from here

Part of it is the governor's Executive Order and one of the executive orders he put in place was localities County and city agencies would not be able to put forward their own ST restrictions and that is where there are several entities including the city of Nogales, Tucson, several counties that have called on the governor to allow them to implement their own requirements or their own restrictions such as shutting down restaurant and dining services but the governor through this afternoon has not relented to those demands to make their own decisions and this is the state of play here in Arizona as the numbers continue to rise >> As the numbers rise and more people in Arizona get sick , are residents taking the CO coronavirus seriously and are they especially concerned? >> Or does not seem to be too much concern at least from the folks that are out and about with bars in Tempe that are full and you still see very minimal mask wearing from the grocery stores to retail locations There are folks eating incited indoor facilities in the question mark yes, in some states the numbers are going down and folks are able to go about their life a little bit more normally here in Arizona, there is no sign the numbers are going in the right direction and in fact just this afternoon, Arizona State University released the latest modeling and they say over the course of NCthe last month since a stay-at-home order expired, transmission rates of increase by 40% AS and every indication is unless measures are taken like more mask KE wearing and more social distancing or folks simply taking this more seriously, the numbers of hospitalizations and deaths will continue to U rise The governor office had suggested one AT month ago that the present PE positive cases, leaving factor for the decision to reopen and once folks get a testing increase that you would the number continued to go down but every indication is that number has continued to increase and the reason why we look at the number is the stated hope that once you test more people, you're finding out that there is more negative tests and once you identify people that need to be quarantined then it is s easier to kill the spread of the virus but what you have seen happen is the number has gradually gone up >> I know you spoke with a woman who lost her father to the coronavirus

What did she RO tell you about what she's been through and what is she saying to people in Arizona? S >> This is one anecdote and when I think is too poignant to the situation Lina Washington happens to be a college classmate of mine and is now a sportscaster in Sacramento and she %is flying home ERon Friday to put her dad to rest on Father's Day Her father was 68 years old, the gentleman worked at a casino and went back to work on May 15, the day the casino opened and he called his daughter the following day and was concerned about what he was around and that the facility was overwhelms and there was minimal mask wearing an 80% of folks were not wearing masks and he was vulnerable He has diabetes and a cancer survivor and two weeks later he tested positive for COVID and was sick and by the beginning of June he was in the hospital and on June 11 she got the call that her father passed away This was one of the situations where she is frustrated and angry because she sees a direct correlation the twin the reopening of the casino and her father's death

Take a listen to our conversation >> In Arizona they need to take it seriously because he will not be the last and people who know me, you might be next I never thought it would be me You could be the next person to experience this and it is because people like you and other people an Arizona and leadership are not taking this seriously and it's careless And they took my dad's life

>> It is going to take a change in attitude and a change in action to change the direction of where this is headed in the state And again one of those families to experience death and the impact of COVID spread in Arizona >> It's absolutely heartbreaking and we are so sorry for FOher family and I know there are so many other people who have been touched by the coronavirus and it know people who have lost someone and it is affecting so many of us Thank you for sharing her story >>> Three months of closures due to COVID-19 hit Philadelphia business owners hard

Some suffering losses as high as 90% compared to last year >> It was hard and it's unnerving and it affected the business >> You were closed for a few months and everyone got the go-ahead that you could start reopening and the protests started >> Then we got a call a little after midnight and they ran into the store and got merchandise and ran back out >>> They kicked the door in and came through and you just want to jump through the cameras

I'm yelling at the cameras but so much emotion, anger and frustration How long it would take to recover from the leading it's a terrible thing >> The protests and unrest over George Floyd's death came days after retailers learned they could reopen and after missing out on the season It's a similar scene across the country A lot of businesses have seen a disproportionate struggle

Just during the coronavirus lockdown, the number of black on businesses have decreased nationally by more than 40% And in Philadelphia, there are not many black business owners to begin with and despite the fact that 43% of the population is black, 25% of businesses are black-owned Crystal Jackson a perfectly flawless boutique are two of the business owners now looking to start over balancing their financial losses amid the frustration in their community >> I understand because I'm black and the anger and frustration

It's difficult and as hard as it is and as much as the costs , maybe that's my cost to bear to push the conversation forward I'm grateful for the lesson and grateful for the conversation >> Well the city has pushed forward targeted issues to help black and brown don't businesses , there is still uncertainty about whether the moment focused on improving racial disparity will last >> I'm very nervous because right now we are in a stage where people want to support and people want to see things happening and everybody wants to help but will this keep going >> The greatest support from the community has to take place and from city government, state government and it has to take place

We have to support one another and listen to one another otherwise we are bound to repeat the same things over and over again and it's unnecessary and the only way it will change to allowing God to show beauty and all of us It's a lot Almost half the air is gone and you think about that and the loss of life and you think about your neighbors My neighbors hurt so bad You have to take a deep breath and that's all you can do

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You cannot watch >>> I would like to think we live in some sort of post-racial America but we are reminded time and time again that we do not >> I watch the mayor of Atlanta act is mom and I think about you and your kids >> I remember going home and saying why don't I have a ponytail like the white girls >> I cherish the facts that we can have these discussions and I feel safe talking about this with you guys

>>> Her driver almost hit my kids and she thinks she needs to take a video of it You want to call the police on him for having a barbecue on a Sunday >> All the women have been identified as Karen's and the term has burst onto the scene as racial tensions reach a boiling point The behavior has been a constant in this country's history None of these women are actually named Karen too many people they embody a certain persona in American society

A white person who uses their status and power to threaten or accumulate this McHugh mealy eight Outspoken about who exactly Karen is Here is how she defines the term >> A Karen is a white woman who oblivion enter your privilege acts in a way that is oppressive and often times insane >> She is crazy

>> Your crazy >> Some may think a Karen is a woman asking for the manager but I'm here to tell you Karen goes a lot deeper >> You're not a part of this >> A white woman who is a descendent of those who came before her to scream and get a black man killed who can point and get a black woman murdered >> The use of Karen has become much more serious as per Tessa rep around the world and people with Karen like behavior have made national youth news and continues to be so

>> Do not come close to me >> A white woman appears to call police accusing a black man of threatening her after he asked her to put her dog on a leash >> A little girl is trying to sell bottled water so she can go to Disneyland and now the beauty of the neighbor calling police now viewed more than 1 million times >> She accused a nine-year-old boy of sexual assault in the surveillance video tells a different story clearly showing the backpack accidentally brushed against her >> The videos are very triggering and they are annoying when you're watching it but when you're in that situation, it is not an annoyance but a disruption

And you know that as a person of color, specifically a black person, you're the one who will be in the situation of having to prove your innocence >> The current unrest shows how these behaviors could be much more dangerous than we think unfairly policing people of color is embedded deep in the nation's history and Karen just happens to be the new name for it take the 1965 murder of Emmett till a 14-year- old black boy who was lynched after being accused of flirting with a white woman and she admitted her claim was false Karen is not always a woman who asks to speak to the manager but it's much deeper There is common thread throughout American history where people of color are targeted for being a traditionally white spaces or doing something that is normal or harmless behavior and we have seen over and over again that these types of altercations can lead to serious consequences for those targeted Sometimes even resulting in death

>>> This morning we are hearing for the first time the newly released interview with Rayshard Brooks Early this year UTspeaking about his previous experience of being incarcerated >> We do have lives and it's just mistakes that we made and not just do us as if we are animals >> The company that focuses on fighting incarceration put an ad out on Craigslist asking for people to share this story >> It hard to me at a point I tried and I'm not the type of person to give up

I'm going to keep going until I make it to where I want to be >> Prosecutors allege the police officer who shot IDhim did not render aid for more than 2 minutes >> What we discovered is during the 2 minutes and 12 seconds that the officer kicked Mr Brooks while he laid on the ground While he was there fighting for his life

The other officer actually stood on his shoulders While he was there struggling for r his life >> This morning both officers are facing criminal charges the former officer who was terminated is facing 11 charges including serious felony CH murder After firing the deadly shots prosecutors say he said these words >> The utterance made by Officer Garrett Rolfe was I got him

>> The second officer, Devin Brosnan, facing aggravated assault For Brooks' wife, hearing the new details was like a gut punch >> I felt everything he fell just by hearing what he went through And it hurt It hurt really bad

>> Last Friday the two officers tried to arrest him in the Wendy's parking lot after investigators say he failed a sobriety test and after speaking calmly for more than 40 minutes the video showed struggling with the officers once they tried IR to arrest him He turned around and fired that Taser He responded with two chicken shots to the back President Trump weighing in overnight >> You cannot resist a police officer and if you have a disagreement, you have to take it up after the fact

It was a very sad thing You really take a look and it was out of control, the whole situation >> This morning the officers or the attorneys rather are pushing back on some ATof the allegations from the district attorney And the attorney says they did render aid and the attorney for Garrett Rolfe said his actions were justified and the attorney for Devin Brosnan cause a GH rush to judgment And it was confirmed to us that after the charges were announced, a number of offices around the city walked off the job and others were radio silent for 30 minutes and it was not a strike or coordinated effort but it was officers saying that they had enough

>>> We are joined now by Tamika Miller and she is RayshardBrooks ' widow and joined by her attorney With — I cannot imagine what you've gone through Four days ago you learned your husband was killed and now today the officers involved will face charges and one of IRthem the one that fired the weapon could face charges How do you feel about what has happened and about the charges? >> Everything has come pretty much breathtaking I don't know how things are evolving but I pray everything that happens is God's will

It's very emotional All I keep thinking about is my husband will not be here no matter how many charges they face, it will not bring him back and it is not going to S be a day where I see him walk through the door or laughing with his kids again or trying to do his best in life and become the best man he wants to be for his family I'm glad about the charges but I want to see them go through >> Mr Stewart

As I turn to you there were some really disturbing facts revealed by the district attorney yesterday about the way that Mr HE Brooks' was MWA treated after the shooting and the district attorney said that he was not given aid after 2 minutes which is something the officers are now denying that Mr Brooks' was kicked in one of the officers that I got him, the one that fired the weapon according to prosecutors T How did this impact the case? >> I just watch the video and if the district attorney had taken two years to come to the conclusion, the union and the officers still would've said it was a rush to judgment and it was wrong You just cannot win if you try to charge a police officer so it doesn't matter

They are wrong and they will have to go C through the criminal justice system L We are just going to wait and let it play out and hope that we finally get justice LF >> Should mission mention that the officer said they were violently attacked and disarmed one officer by taking the tracer and when he pointed an object, Oany officer would have recently believed he ODI intended to disarm, disable or seriously injure him and what do you say to that defense? >> I say that — I think we unfortunately — I still have Ms Miller with me I can ask you the question

What you think about what the officers are saying in their defense of what happened and how do you see this interaction? >> It still unjustified regardless of how they feel, it's unjustified , the distance of him running away and it should have never went to thatat It should have never even gotten to the point of him having to feel like he had to defend himself and he was never told why he was being arrested For them to try to justify their actions is ridiculous to me EA>> I want to get your lawyer's opinion on it t as well because this is likely where the legal case is going I wanted to give you a chance to respond to what the police officers are saying on their own WNbehalf

What is your response to that ? >> That shot took place as he had turned back around was running in the district attorney said the Taser is a nonlethal weapon so when it's used on victims all the time and the defense says the nonlethal weapon is non- life threatening and it's used in training to be used in the situation so you cannot have it both ways is a lot nonlethal or lethal I understand the defense and I understand people are upset that an officer was finally charged for once but think about how except upset all the victims are Twhen it never happens so let's be fair and look at both sides and let the process play out Justice comes to both sides and for once it's coming to the them >> Ms

Miller I wanted to ask you a simple question because you mentioned Father's Day is coming up and you've got four kids and when just hadn't eighth birthday on the day her dad died How are the kids doing? >> I have my ups and down moments I cannot see them doing well because it's hard for me Gto sleep I'm praying for the strength and I wake up and my daughter's crying and she's crying for her dad I have other children are mourning for their dad because they miss him dearly I wish that I could say I'm doing well but I'm not

That is an honest answer and understandable Thank you for your time and for you as well, stoop Mr Stewart >>> President Trump on FOXNews overnight bashing his former national security advisor, John Bolton >> He ,blood — broke the law and it's highly classified

>> He also called him a liar telling the Wall Street Journal that everybody in the White House hated John Bolton and in his NEnew book obtained by NBC news, Bolton delivers a scathing assessment of his old boss and IS said the president is easily flattered by authoritarian leaders who try to manipulate him and Bolton describe the relationship with Vladimir UT Putin >>AY Vladimir Putin thinks he can play him like a fiddle and Putin Sis smart and tough T and he sees that he is not faced with a serious adversary I don't think he is worried about Donald Trump >> NTBolton said the president was willing to intervene with criminal investigations with foreign adversaries as personal favors to dictators he liked in the behavior on DIDIDt front and on his personal legal issues stem Bolton who described it as an obstruction of justice and as a way of life

Bolton reported concerns to the NS Attorney General >> I think he was so focused on the reelection that longer-term considerations fell by the wayside If he thought he could get a photo opportunityEM with Kim Jong-un and demilitarized soul zone there was tremendous and emphasis on the Nphoto op and little or no focus on what such meeting did for the bargaining position of the United States >> During negotiations with the China president he asked the Chinese leader to buy American soybeans and wheat to boost his electoral process and firm states Pleading with him to ensure he would win

Bolton said the president did not know it was a superpower >> The Secretary of State has not commented on the accusations and the Attorney General's office characterized the conversations with William Barr and overnight the TI Trump administration asked the federal court for an immediate order to delay the release of the book arguing it contains classified information and something that his lawyer has repeatedly denied but it may be too late because the most damning accusations are already out US there >>>TH The Labor Department is expected to report that another 13 million Americans filed jobless claims last week and that would push the total to over 45 million during the coronavirus pandemic >> Meanwhile hundreds of folks lined up on the Kentucky federal grounds to get unemployment help and many frustrated after going months without any benefits or updates on their unemployment PLHE claims

>> I'm here to handle the amount of responses they had and when are you going to help us We put you in the position R you're in >> People in line have wanted to simply talk to an actual person rather than waiting by the computer for a response that never comes >> There is a time lapse of the unemployment line and it is jarring All those people lined up are Gnot getting the chat — a check they just want to meet someone face-to-face to get their unemployment money

>>>SE Outside Tulsa's be okay arena a growing line of supporters ahead of President Trump's return to the campaign trail >> 36 rallies in RA 19 different states >> The president said he's looking forward to addressing the big crowd >> There is a hunger for the rallies and I enjoy doing them >> Will seeming to downplay the threat of coronavirus

Is going to > fade away but having a vaccine would be nice >> Thousands are expected for the first rally and in a city that has seen a recent increase in coronavirus hospitalizations and more than 100% spike in cases over the NT past week Tulsa accounting for 96 of the 228 new cases on Tuesday prompting warnings from public health officials >> Anyone planning to attend a large- scale gathering will face an increased risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 >> And anyone in high risk categories should watch from home Republican called the visit and honor but said he will greet him at the airport but will not attend the rally

>> Any rational person looking out a large group of people would have concerns And that is not just this rally >> The White House of the Trump Campaign will perform temperature checks and B provide masks that will not require attendees to wear them Joe Biden blasting the president's decision to hold a large-scale rally is contrary to the Trump administration's own advice and by criticizing E the advice calling it slow and bungled >> He will fight the coronavirus with the same virus — >>> Some of the supporters in line for Saturday say they are not too OI concerned about the pandemic >> Am I going to wear a mask? No

>> Experts reiterating that if you wear a mask correctly it will prevent F the transmission of coronavirus especially if you are sick or asymptomatic Meanwhile before anyone can set foot inside DEBUthe building, people will have to sign a waiver stating they will not sue the Trump administration should they enter the rally >>> They are called super spreaders >>> Large close gatherings where the virus spreads like wildfire from one infected person to an entire crowd >> It was one positive after another >> They had been out celebrating a birthday at a Jacksonville bar without masks and two days later they started feeling sick and she said all tested positive for the coronavirus

>> It's terrifying A regular Saturday night and you think k you're going to go hang out with your friends and TH the next thing you know, all of you are sick >> The virus is thought to spread mainly NL for person-to- person touching surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus IRis spread because ingesting enough from a surface to make you think is unlikely Indoor social gatherings are the riskiest G Virus droplets not just from sneezing and coughing but also while talking and singing

And that choir practice in March member say they use hand sanitizer to refrain from close contact and 53 of 61 attendees became infected >> There is no other way it could've gotten spread That is the only way >> And West Virginia health officials identified five outbreaks in churches >> You take a deep breath and your loud and propelling with your voice, it travels further

The same thing with playing an instrument School or band recital >> For the throngs of young people eager to get back out and socialize, you might want to think ICtwice >> I think it is too soon to go out and handle that without repercussions >>EA We have heard the outer gatherings are less risky and we have seen the protest in the crowds and people are concerned about those types of gatherings

>> Public health officials have expressed concerns about large outdoor gatherings like protests and marches especially if it's hard to social distance and not everyone is wearing a mask The White House task force has predicted a possible searching cases by the end of TA the month >>> Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mix are long-time staples of the American breakfast >> Now being rebranded Quakers the latest company to take action R as demonstrations continue across the country

>> This has been a long time coming >> Quicker announced the change in a statement saying in part, we recognize the origins are based on the racial stereotype promising to make progress toward racial equality and pledging $400 million over five years to lift up Bblack communities >> The name comes from a 1970s minstrel show and that characters are smiling Mamie who glorifies kitchen slaves >> Take rule out of the tradition of white folk wearing black face to mimicking African- Americans >>> The change following other brandslike Land O Lakes which removed the image of the stereotype Native American woman two months ago Just last season the Cleveland Indians removed their controversial logo on the field and nationally

>> Misses better words and Cream of Wheat packaging is also under review Mars the company behind uncle Ben's rice issued a statement saying now is the right time to evolve the uncle Ben's brand without specifying how or when that will happen Those who have fought for change say it's long overdue >>> Is also a necessary change because the corporations occupy the publics faith — >> They also lighting up about the importance of images with the tick-tock video going viral had a profound effect >> She's cooking pancakes and telling stories of the good old South

>> Pressure is mounting on other brands and logos that have resisted calls to change like the Washington Redskins, Chiquita banana and Eskimo pie but calls for change are growing louder Corporate America is responding >> Like lives — like lives matter even on breakfast >>> A moment of joy >> Nice to me finally

>> Wrought about by unimaginable pain >> It's a sisterhood that no one wants to be a part of And we would not wish it on anyone >> They call themselves the sisters of the movement Seven women who have lost siblings that died by police or in police custody and all and armed

>> My sister died in police custody >> My brother died in his apartment by a police officer >> I'm a twin sister and my brother died leaving school with his hands in the air >> My sister was Chantal Davis murdered by NYPD in Brooklyn by a car accident >> My brother was killed by an NYPD officer

>> My sister was murdered in her house while playing video games I'm sorry >> My sister was killed by police while playing video games and protecting my son >> Of the six individual cases, only when officer was convicted of murder Officers for the other cases were found not guilty awaiting trial or are no longer under investigation

>> That is a scary place to live in to know that at any time, my life can be taken and I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do and we are still looked at as easy prey >> How many of you saw the videos of your loved ones being killed if such a video existed? >> Four of you saw your siblings die >> I saw Terrance lying on the ground with blood everywhere I have not been able to get that image out of my head of my twin laying on the ground like roadkill >> What did that image do to you? >> I did not watch George Floyd's video because the thought of a grown man crying out for his mom bothered me because then I started to obsess over it

>> Now they are channeling the pain and the purpose pushing for federal legislation that changes the use of force standard and qualified immunity that protects officers from lawsuits and requires more federal oversight of police funding as well as mandatory psychological evaluations And earlier this week after meeting privately with families whose loved ones were killed by police, President Trump signed an executive order on police reform A list of recommendations that he says will raise the standards for police conduct >> They will be is high and a strong as there is on earth >> Some say the order did not go far enough

Including another grieving family member, the mother whose son was shot by two white men earlier this year >> I think it's a start I would like to have some laws in place where policemen are held accountable >> What do you say to the rest of us who are raised by black men and who whether we are black, white, Latino or agent Asian will be raising black men and have family we want to protect what you say to the rest of us as we hope to protect them and hope to raise them? How do we metabolize what happened? >> Let's be transparent and honest and start opening up conversations and treating children as they are humans Because they are treating their children like they are adults >> We need to have a conversation not just with black and brown mom and kids

White people need to have that conversation and right now we need to face it had strong because, I don't want to see another traumatizing video >> The main focus is change Change in the laws and changing policing in general because we know the pain , I live it every day and they live it every day and we don't want anyone else to go through that >> I spoke of one of the eight families in the meeting with the president and they described it as contentious All eight families refused the photo op with the president because they said the executive order did not go far enough and without including a zero tolerance policy that would require the firing of any officer who had a previous distraction, they had to change the law enough and a law that could not change their sibling

>> We saw there pain and we saw yours feeling that when they were describing the things they had gone through How was that? >> It's hard I come from a multicultural family and was raised by black family man and you hear the stories and you cannot help but emphasize and wonder how do I protect my brothers and my father and it is a pain that echoes through a lot of communities of color and they really gave a sense of why this pain is so sonal for many people and why y they say there are things we can do as a country to make it better >>> You're watching NBC news now and let's go to the correspondent She is a very latest headlines from NBC news

com What have you got today? >>> Great to see you Lots of news in this hour the Supreme Court blocking the attempt to shut down the %DACA Program ,, >>> THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS HAVE SLOWLY BEEN IN DECLINE SINCE MARCH BUT REMAIN HISTORICALLY HIGH FOR THE 13th CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

>>> FLORIDA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS, ALSO RECORDS FOR THE NUMBER OF NEW COVID-19 CASES, SCOTT GOTLY WARNING OF THESE OUT BREAKS, TAKE A QUICK LISTEN >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS, THE REALITY THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ROLLING OUT BREAKS, THERE IS GOING TO BE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THAT GET HOT, WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF INFECTION, WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE TARGETED MITIGATION STEPS, I THINK THERE IS MORE COMPLACENCY WITH THREAT, I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SOUTH, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA >>> MEANWHILE, GERMANY REPORTING THE LARGEST NEW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK SINCE EARLY MAY, A TOTAL OF 657 WORKERS FROM A LARGE MEAT PACKING PLANT TESTED POSITIVE ACCORDING TO GERMAN OFFICIALS THE PLANT WAS IMMEDIATELY CLOSED AND 7,000WORKERS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO QUARANTINE >>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IS ORDERING THE REMOVAL, SAYS SHE MADE THE REQUEST AHEAD OF JUNE TEENTH, MARKING OF SLAVERY >> YOU CAN SEE THE MARKS THEY MADE, HOW OBLIVIOUS THEY WERE WITH OUR FOUNDERS WITH OUR COUNTRY, WE MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE, WE'RE GLAD THAT THAT IS GONE

>> NOW, THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR, AS ALWAYS, WE'LL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH SOME MORE UPDATES, ALLISON? >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> OUR TOP STORY TODAY, ANOTHER LANDMARK DECISION FROM THE SUPREME COURT, THIS ONE FOR THE 800,000 DREAMERS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT, PETE WILLIAMS, NBC CORRESPONDENT, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK SEPARATED INSIDE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY DUE OUT JULY SEVENTH NBC CORRESPONDENT >>> NOT BECAUSE THE SUPREME COURT TODAY UP HELD DACA, THIS IS THE RULING ABOUT HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHUT DOWN THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO ONE DISPUTED PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HAVE IF HE WANTED TO, TRY TO END BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, BUT IN FACT, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT, BASICALLY SAID, WE'D BE HAPPY TO END, WE HAVE NO CHOICE, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DIRECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO SHUT IT DOWN, AND DHS ISSUED A MEMO WHY IT WAS ENDING THE PROGRAM

THAT'S WHAT THE SUPREME COURT WAS REVIEWING TODAY, BY A 5-4 DECISION, JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WRITING A MAJORITY OPINION FOR A 4- 5 VOTE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT DIDN'T NEED THE TEST OF WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES THE GOVERNMENT TO DO WHEN IT WANTS TO SHUT DOWN A PROGRAM LIKE THIS AND SO MANY PEOPLE DEPEND UPON BASICALLY THE DEPARTMENT, THE STAFF SAYING WE HAVE TO END IT, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN OR THE ABILITY TO WORK, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IT MEANS DACA CONTINUES, TO APPLY EVERY TWO YEARS, ALSO MEANS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD TRY AGAIN TO SHUT IT DOWN WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICAL TERMS FOR THE DREAMERS >> THE WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT IS IT IS MONUMENTAL, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, 80,000 PEOPLE HERE ALONE IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, WHO, AS OF TODAY, ARE NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO DEPORTATION BECAUSE OF THIS RULING, ALMOST 700,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID SPENT ALMOST THEIR ENTIRE LIVES BY NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, BROUGHT HERE AS VERY YOUNG CHILDREN BY THEIR PARENTS, ONE OF THEM IS JOSE AGUILAR, AT MY LOCAL COFFEE SHOP HERE IN LOS ANGELES, GOTTEN TO KNOW THEM OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, OVER THE COUNTER RELATIONSHIP AND THAT'S WHO DREAMERS ARE, EVERYBODY, YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, CLASSMATES, EVEN YOUR DOCTORS, YOUR EMTS DURING THIS TIME OFCOVID-19 PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE TO HELP, I TALKED TO JOSE A COUPLE DAYS AGO WHAT THE POTENTIAL OUTCOME COULD BE, I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD ME >> WHAT THEY FEAR MOST ABOUT? >> FROM WHAT I HAVE BECOME, BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME, NOT BEING ABLE TO CALL WHAT I CONSIDER HOME, HOME YOUR IDENTITY, AND MY IDENTITY HERE AS A DREAMER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES TO BE SPECIFIC BECAUSE I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE LOS ANGELES, THIS IS MY HOME

THIS IS GREAT FOOD, GREAT COFFEE, NEVER WANT TO LEAVE, EVERYTHING BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME, ALSO JUST BEING FORCED INTO SOMETHING THAT I HAVE NO IDEA >> SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE ANGELINA >> THE FEAR THAT JOSE TALKS ABOUT ALLISON, IS AS PETE SAID, THIS IS NOT A REVOLUTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT JOSE AND THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LIKE HIM WILL BE ABLE TO STAY HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THIS IS A REPRIEVE, A REPRIEVE FROM ANY MIXED STATUS FAMILY, WHERE SOME OF THEM MAYBE UNDOCUMENTED, SOME MAY HAVE LEGAL STATUS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED WITH FAMILY SEPARATION IF THIS DECISION HAD GONE THE OTHER WAY, FOR NOW THAT'S NOT THE CASE, JOSE AND MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION HAVE LET OUT A GREAT SIGH OF RELIEF >> LET ME ASK YOU IN YOUR RECENT EPISODE OF INTO AMERICA, WE SPOKE TO A DACA RECIPIENT, WHAT DID HE TELL YOU ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE PROGRAM AND HIS CONCERNS, WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS DID YOU HAVE? >> I SPOKE WITH A DACA, CO- COUNCIL DEPENDING UPON THE DACA CASE DACA WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, GOING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND REALIZING ONLY WHEN HE WAS DENIED THAT HE WAS UNDOCUMENTED, HE TALKS ABOUT THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS, GOING TO LAW SCHOOL AND REALIZING BECAUSE HE WAS DOCUMENTED HE MAY NOT EVEN GO — DACA ALLOWS TO LIVE SOME OF THESE DREAMS, NOW HE IS A LAWYER, NOW HE IS STANDING BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT FIGHTING FOR HIS CLIENTS BUT ALSO FIGHTING FOR HIMSELF >> 31 YEARS OLD, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS THAT LIKE IN THAT MOMENT FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE THERE, SO YOUNG, YOUR JOURNEY, THERE YOU ARE

I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO THE SUPREME COURT BEFORE >> I HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE, JUST TO CHECK IT OUT THERE WAS A MARCH THAT HAPPENED FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON DC, HUNDREDS OF DREAMERS THE DAY BEFORE AND LOOKING AROUND WHEN I WAS THERE THESE ARE THE STEPS WHERE A LOT OF REALLY IMPORTANT DECISIONS ARE MADE, SO MUCH HAPPENED HERE AND I THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT WHAT MUST HAVE FELT LIKE FOR SOME OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS BEFORE AND AFTER, TRYING TO GET IN, WHILE I WAS THERE THE DAY BEFORE, I SEE THE MARCHERS START COMING IN THE SUPREME COURT AND THERE IS ENERGY, IT REMINDED ME OF THE FIRST PLACE, THE DIRECT NON- VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, PROTEST, AND DEMONSTRATION AND IT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HELP PROTECT DACA >> ONE THING MENTIONED, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD TO BE NUDGED IN A DIRECTION, NOT THE WORK OF ACTIVISTS AND FAMILIES AND PROTESTERS PEOPLE PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE SYSTEM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY, SAID, FOR ALL THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALLOWS THEM TO LIVE THEIR DREAM, NEW LIFE AND ENERGY IN THE MOVEMENT, HOPEFULLY THESE YOUNG AMERICANS MIGHT HAVE A SHOT AT THEIR DREAMS

>> A LANDMARK DAY, OF COURSE, IN THE SUPREME COURT, I KNOW AS PETE SAID, THIS IS NOT THE END OF THIS STORY SO WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED HERE, YOU DESCRIBE IT AS A REPRIEVE, PETE WILLIAMS, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING WITH US ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT DAY >> THANK YOU >>> THE SUPREME COURT DEALING WITH A BLOW TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK, PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTING TO TODAY'S RULING ON DACA >> DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T LIKE ME? NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KELLY O'DONNELL IS JOINING ME NOW, KELLY, CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS SPOKE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP HERE, WHAT ELSE IS THE PRESIDENT SAYING ABOUT THIS RULING? >> WELL, THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING HE WAS HOPING FOR A LAWFUL SOLUTION TO COME FROM THE HIGH COURT, NOT A POLITICAL ONE AND SO THE PRESIDENT IS JUDGING THIS RULING FROM THE HIGH COURT IN WHICH JUSTICE ROBERTS WHO WAS APPOINTED BY GEORGE W BUSH FIGHTED WITH THE LIBERAL WAY OF THE COURT, SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION HAD NOT PROPERLY PROVIDED ITS REASON FOR UNDOING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT BARACK OBAMA HAD PUT INTO PLACE FOR DELAYED ACTION ON CHILDHOOD ARRIVAL THAT'S BEEN KNOWN AS DACA, NOW THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING WE HAVE TO WORK ON THIS

POLITICALLY, THIS PRESENTS A CHALLENGE, IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN ONE OF THE SIGNATURE ISSUES FROM A HARD LINE POINT OF VIEW, YOU CAN FIND TIMES IN RHETORIC ABOUT IMMIGRATION OVER THE YEARS WHERE HE WOULD TALK ABOUT DACA A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY TO SAY THAT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW YOUNG ADULTS HAD COME TO THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE DECISION OF THEIR PARENTS, NOT THEIR OWN, COULD THERE BE A WAY TO WORK THAT OUT USUALLY TRYING TO INCLUDE THAT AS SOME KIND OF BARGAINING CHIP WITH DEMOCRATS TO SAY, FUND THE BORDER WALL THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS, HE WOULD GIVE PERMANENT STATUS TO THOSE DREAMERS AS THEY ARE KNOWN AND THAT'S A QUESTION, CAN THAT STILL BE DONE, THAT'S SOMETHING THE DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T ALWAYS WANTED TO BARGAIN FOR, THEY BELIEVE THE DACA CASE OR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE PROTECTED BY IT SHOULD STAND ON THEIR OWN MERITS WITH A BARGAINING CHIP, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT PREPARED TO DO, IF HE WERE TO UNWIND THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER, THE PROTECTIONS FOR DACA, THAT WOULD THEN, ACCORDING TO YOUNG PEOPLE, SOMETHING HE HAS NOT SUGGESTED HE WAS INCLINED TO DO, BECAUSE, AGAIN, THEY QUALIFY AS NEVER HAVING BROKEN THE LAW, THEY ARE LEAVING HERE, PAYING THEIR TAXES, GOING TO SCHOOL, SOME ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY, SO THEY ARE A DIFFERENT SORT OF CASE WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS HARD LINE STANCE ALLISON? >>> KELLY, ANOTHER ISSUE I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT TODAY, JOHN BOLTON'S BOOK, I KNOW WE SAID IT WOULDN'T BE THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE ABOUT IT THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER PAINTING A PRETTY DAMAGING PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT, BOLTON WRITING THIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY, SAID, QUOTE, WHAT IF WE HAVE A REAL CRISIS LIKE 9/11 WITH THE WAY HE MAKES DECISIONS, KELLY, WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT SLAMMING BOLTON THIS THIS WEEK, WHAT IS HE SAYING IN RESPONSE? >> THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN DENYING JOHN BOLTON HAS GIVEN AN ACCURATE DEPICTION, SAYING HE IS LYING AT TIMES OR BREAKING THE LAW EVEN, BECAUSE SOME OF THE CONTEXT THAT HE HAD WOULD BE IHIGHLY SECURE ENVIRONMENTS, WENT THROUGH OFFICIAL REVIEW, THEY DID NOT REACH AGREEMENT ON I WANT, ALL THOUGH BOLTON SIGNED A NON- DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, HE AGREES HE HAS MET THE STANDARD OF BEING IN THE BOOK, FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO PUBLISH, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF PUSH- BACK >> THE PRESIDENT HAS TALKED ABOUT THIS IN SAYING THAT HE BELIEVES THAT BOLTON HAS NOT BEEN TRUTHFUL, HAS NOT BEEN LOYAL, WHICH MAY BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST TESTS THAT COMES ALONG IN THIS, BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT KNOWS THIS KIND OF PORTRAIT IS DAMAGING, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WILL BE WILL THE GENERAL PUBLIC BELIEVE IT

>>> IT WAS EVERY KIND OF BAT HE CAN, VERBALLY >> I KNOW WE SAID IT YET, I THINK IT HOLDS TRUE AGAIN TODAY THAT WE WILL PROBABLY BE TALKING ABOUT THIS ONE AGAIN >> I THINK HE MIGHT BE RIGHT ABOUT THAT >> SEE YOU SOON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE ALREADY LINING UP FOR SATURDAY'S CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SOME 20,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO FILL THE ARENA, EVEN THOUGH TULSA HAS SEEN A 100% SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE PAST WEEK, NBC NEWS CORRESPONDEN CAL PERRY JOINING ME FROM TULSA, WHAT ARE TRUMP SUPPORTERS TELLING YOU? ARE THEY CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SAFETY

>> MOST OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE SPOKEN TO SAID THEY ARE NOT CONCERNED AT ALL THAT THEIR PRIORITY IS TO SEE THE PRESIDENT, SOME PEOPLE ARE ALREADY WAITING YOU CAN SEE THEM BEHIND ME A FEW DOZEN PEOPLE, THE SAME FEW DOZEN THAT WERE HERE YESTERDAY, LOOK, YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY ARE MILDLY CONCERNED CONCERNED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, LET ME >> I ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN HERD IMMUNITY, I BELIEVE THIS WERE SMART ENOUGH AND WAY BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION, WE ARE THE HOME OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE BUT WE DON'T GET THE FREEDOM UNTIL WE DO THE BRAVERY >> WHAT IF IN WORLD WAR II WE STAYED HOME WHERE WE WOULD BE? WE CAN'T LIVE THAT WAY >> BECAUSE YOU CAN GET A DAILY COLLABORATION, AS YOU SAID IT AS HIGH AS IT EVER HAS BEEN, THEY HAVE NOT VERY MUCH ON AN UPWARD TREND

>> WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE WEEKEND RALLY, WHAT PLANS ARE THERE TO PROTECT PEOPLE FOR THOSE GOING AND HOPE TO LIVE THERE? >> THE HELD OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HERE IN TULSA SAYS YOU CAN EXPECT AN INCREASE RISK OF POSSIBLY CONTRACTING THE VIRUS, THE MAYOR WHO WAS REPUBLICAN SAID THAT IT IS TOTALLY REASONABLE FOR PEOPLE TO FEAR COMING OUT HERE AND GETTING THE VIRUS THE CITY IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO TOO MUCH AS THE VENUE, ITSELF, BEHIND ME THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS THEY'LL BE HANDING OUT MASKS, HANDING OUT HAND SANITIZERS, THE LAST WE HEARD THE MASKS WILL NOT BE MANDATORY INSIDE, WORTH MENTIONING AGAIN, THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR IN DOOR EVENT WE HAVE HAD IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, WE'RE TALKING AGAIN ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE IN AN ENCLOSED AREA >>> TULSA SAW 96 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES THAT'S A NEW RECORD FOR THE CITY WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS THERE DOING TO TRY TO KEEP THIS SURGE FROM GETTING WORSE EVEN WITHOUT A RALLY IN THE CITY >> SO REGULATIONS IN OKLAHOMA, I HAVE TO TELL YOU AROUND THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE TAKE AWAY THE FOLKS THAT ARE ARE WAITING FOR THIS RALLY, PEOPLE ARE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY EVERYBODY IS TAKING MASKS IN DOORS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, PEOPLE WERE WAITING 6 FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER, THE STATE IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN DO ON THAT, TRYING TO KEEP HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS DOWN, TRY TO TRACK AND TRACE THESE NEW 96 CASES AND TRY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT OUT THERE BEYOND THAT, I THINK AS WE DISCUSS THE BIGGEST CONCERN WE HAVE IS A MAJOR EVENT TAKING PLACE IN TOWN, 19,000 PEOPLE INSIDE IF 80 OR 100,000 SHOW UP THERE IS A SPILL OVER WHERE AGAIN YOU'LL HAVE A VERY LARGE CROWD >> ABSOLUTELY

CAL PERRY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, STAY SAFE OUT THERE >>> FACEBOOK TAKING DOWN A TRUMP REELECTION CAMPAIGN AD, USED UPSIDE DOWN RED TRIANGLES TO AN TACK ANTIFA AND MOBS ONCE USED BY THE NAZIS TO LABEL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN A STATEMENT FACEBOOK SAID WE REMOVE THESE ADS FOR VIOLATING OUR POLICY AGAINST ORGANIZED HATE, OUR POLICY PROHIBITS USING THAT CONDEMNS OR DISCUSSES THE SYMBOL JORDAN BUYERS IS JOINING ME, WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHY THE CAMPAIGN USES THE SYMBOL IN THE FIRST PLACE >> THE STATEMENT THEY HAVE PUT OUT SAYING THEY USED IT BY ANTIFA, THE SYMBOL ACTUALLY IS NOT EXACTLY, TO BRAND POLITICAL PRISONERS IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS, FACEBOOK, THIS IS AN AD THAT WENT UP YESTERDAY, IT WAS ALERTED TO FACEBOOK OVERNIGHT AND FACEBOOK TOOK PRETTY QUICK ACTION HERE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, AS HARD AS IT IS FOR FACEBOOK TO CONTACT, THIS ISSUE IS CUT AND DRY, THE UPSIDE DOWN TRIANGLE HAS A CONNOTATION WITH THAT NAZI SYMBOL AND THAT IS CLEARLY THE COMPANY'S POLICIES >> A FEW WEEKS AGO, DILLON, TWITTER FACT CHECKED THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENTS ON VOTER FRAUD, MARK ZUCKERBERG HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR SAYING FACEBOOK SHOULDN'T BE AN ARBITRARY OF TRUTH, SHOULD THAT STAND FOR CHANGE AT ALL? >> I WILL SAY, IT IS FRUSTRATING TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE SORT OF EQUATING THE TWO THINGS, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE SORT OFSUGGESTING FACEBOOK IS TAKING A DIFFERENT PATH AND DIALING BACK, IT IS NOT, WHEN IT COMES TO CONTENT MODERATION, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, THEY DEAL WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, IF MISINFORMATION IS DIFFERENT THAN HATE SPEECH, DIFFERENT THAN A TWEET THREATENING VIOLENCE FROM THE PRESIDENT, ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE DIFFERENT AND HAVE DIFFERENT POLICIES, THESE POLICIES FACEBOOK CRITICS MIGHT NOT BELIEVE THIS, POLICIES DON'T JUST SHIFT IN THE WIND THOSE POLICIES ARE THE RESULT OF A GREAT DEAL OF DELIBERATION AND SAY THEY NEED TO BE APPLIED ACROSS THE BOARD, IN THIS CASE, WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH A CLEAR SYMBOL OF HATE, THAT UPSIDE DOWN TRIANGLE THIS WASN'T REALLY A HARD DECISION FOR FACEBOOK TO MAKE, ONE THAT FACEBOOK MADE IRRESPECTIVE OF OTHER DECISIONS, POLICY DECISIONS THEY MAD TO MAKE IN THE RECENT WEEKS

>>> I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT THE REASONING, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN OFFERED ABOUT USING THE SYMBOL, I THINK THEY SENT OUT, JUST GIVING SORT OF AN OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO WHAT HAPPENED HERE, DILLON, TELL US ABOUT THAT >> WELL, THIS IS ACTUALLY AN IMPORTANT ONE OF THEM CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT IT ISAN EMOJI, IT IS NOT ONLY A FACEBOOK EMOJI, YOU CAN BRING ON YOUR IPHONE OR APPLE, THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS GOING TO BE A BIG QUESTION, NOT JUST FOR FACEBOOK BUT FOR ALL OF THE TECH COMPANIES OVER WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THAT UPSIDE DOWN TRIANGLE AVAILABLE FOR USE AS AN EMOJI, YOU CAN'T STRIP AWAY THE CONTEXT, CAN'T STRIP AWAY THE FACT THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN USED IT WHEN TALKING ABOUT MOBS, THERE WAS AN OBVIOUS INFERENCE THERE TO THIS SYMBOL ASSOCIATED WITH NAZI >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >>> DAILY COVID- 19 AND HOSPITALIZATIONS THE STATE RECORDED, WEEKS INTO TEXAS' REOPENING NBC NEWS REPORTER CRYSTAL THOMPSON JOINING ME FROM HOUSTON, WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS THERE SAYING ABOUT WHAT IS CAUSING THIS SURGE AND DO THEY EXPECT IT TO GET WORSE >>> HEALTH OFFICIALS POINT THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, THAT HOLIDAY WAS JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO AND NOW WE ARE SEEING THIS SURGE AND AS A REMINDER, DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WE SAW VIDEOS COMING OUT BEACHES HERE IN TEXAS, PACKED BARS AND POOL SIDE AREAS THAT COULD BE PART OF A PROBLEM, WE'RE PRACTICING A WHOLE LOT OF DISTANCING, THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF MASKS THERE, THE OTHER THING WORTH POINTING OUT, BACK IN MID- MAY, RESEARCHERS SUBMITTED A REPORT THAT WE COULD EXPECT A SURGE IN PLACES LIKE TEXAS AND FLORIDA AND THAT HAD TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE ECONOMIES WERE BEGINNING TO REOPEN BEFORE THE CASES ACTUALLY EVER DECREASE AND AS A REMINDER, YOU KNOW, THE WHITE HOUSE AT LEAST 14 DAYS OF DECLINE IN CASES BEFORE THEY BEGAN TO REOPEN, CERTAINLY HERE IN TEXAS, THAT WAS NOT THE CASE THE GOVERNOR LOOKED AT THE AMOUNT OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE AMOUNT OF HOSPITAL BEDS THAT WERE AVAILABLE AND PROMISED THERE WOULD BE MORE TESTING AND HE PROCEEDED WITH THE REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY HERE PART OF IT IS JUST THE CASES NEVER ACTUALLY WENT DOWN AS WE LOOK AHEAD WE FOUND ANOTHER HOLIDAY WEEKEND COMING UP WITH THE FOURTH OF JULY, WHILE A LOT OF THE BIG PARADES AND CELEBRATIONS ARE CANCELED THIS YEAR ARE GOING ONLINE, IF YOU SEE FOLKS AT THE BEACHES, AT THE LAKE AT THE POOLS LIKE WE DID, THROUGH OUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THIS SURGE WILL CONTINUE IN THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE SUMMER, ALLISON >>> HOW IS THIS IMPACTING TEXAS' REOPENING PLAN, ARE BUSINESSES PULLING BACK AT ALL? >> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, ACTUALLY WE'VE BEEN CHECKING IN WITH SOME BUSINESSES OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IF THEY ARE EAGER TO GET EMPLOYEES BACK TO WORK IF THEY WERE TO GET CUSTOMERS IN, MANY ARE HAVING TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS YET AGAIN AS EMPLOYEES TEST POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS, THIS IS HAPPENING EVEN AS THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS THEY WERE TOLD TO PUT IN PLACE SO THE DISTANCING MAKING SURE THOSE EMPLOYEES ARE WEARING MASKS AND GLOVES AND WASHING THEIR HANDS REGULARLY, I SPOKE TO ONE RESTAURANT OWNER WHO WAS OPEN FOR THREE WEEKS BEFORE HE HAD TWO EMPLOYEES TEST POSITIVE AND HE HAD TO CLOSE HIS DOORS AGAIN, HE DESCRIBED IT AS A VERY FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE, TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD US >> YOU FINALLY GET TO THAT POINT AND YOU EXPERIENCE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION AND GRATITUDE FOR US TOWARDS THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND, YOU HAVE TO PUMP THE BRAKES AND THAT'S KIND OF A WEIRED FEELING ALMOST LIKE BREATHING UNDER WATER, IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE NOT BEING ABLE TO REOPEN FOR THE MOST, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR INDUSTRY

THIS IS NON- SUSTAINABLE >>> ALLISON, THAT WAS A CONCERN OF SOME LAWMAKERS HERE WHEN THESE REOPENINGS INITIALLY BEGAN, THAT BUSINESSES WOULD GET EXCITED AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REOPEN ONLY TO CLOSE AGAIN NOT ONLY THAT, WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS MIGHT BE FOR CUSTOMERS CONFIDENCE, IFCUSTOMERS WOULD FEEL CONFIDENT GOING IN AGAIN, AS CUSTOMERS AREN'T COMFORTABLE GOING IN, ONE THING THAT BUSINESS OWNERS ARE TELLING ME NOW IS THAT I WANT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF IF MORE RELIEF IS GOING TO BE COMING AS WE KNOW AND LOCK DOWNS WENT INTO EFFECT THE CARES ACT WAS PASSED, BUSINESSES WERE ABLE TO GET SOME SORT OF RELIEF AND SO AS WE GO INTO THIS NEXT PHASE WHERE SOME RESTAURANTS ARE OPENING AND HAVING TO CLOSE OR LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES, WILL THERE BE SOME SORT OF FEDERAL SUPPORT AS BUSINESSES LEARN TO ADAPT AND TO THRIVE AMID A PANDEMIC, ALLISON >>> YEAH, LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THOSE POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS, THE RESIDENCE THERE IN HOUSTON, HOW ARE THEY REACTING TO THIS UP TICK IN CASES, ARE YOU GETTING A SENSE THAT THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED >> YOU MENTIONED THE HOSPITALIZATION RATE AND TEXAS HAS SET ANOTHER RECORD FOR THAT HERE TODAY, A LOT OF FOLKS THAT I'VE SPOKEN TO, SAID OBVIOUSLY THEY EXPECTED AN UP TICK IN CASES AS THE ECONOMY BEGAN TO REOPEN BUT THE IDEA THAT THERE WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IS VERY, VERY CONCERNING, IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT RESIDENCE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON, RIGHT NOW THERE IS STILL AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF HOSPITAL BEDS ACROSS THE STATE, HE HAS SIGNALED IF THAT BECOMES AN ISSUE, IF THE SITUATION BECOMES DIRE, HE CAN ALWAYS TALK THOSE ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO FREE UP HOSPITAL BEDS THAT ARE NEEDED FOR CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT, ALLISON

>>> ONE LAST QUESTION BEFORE I LET YOU GO, I KNOW THERE'S BEEN A BATTLE ON THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL WHAT GUIDELINES TO MANDATE HERE, HOW TO ENFORCE THEM, WHAT IS THE LATEST THERE >> THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF BACK AND FOURTH ON THAT NOTE, EARLIER THIS WEEK, 9 MAYORS AND OFFICIALS ACROSS THE STATE SENT A LETTER TO GOVERNOR ABBOTT URGING HIM TO GIVE THEM THE POWER TO REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND GOVERNOR ABBOTT, YESTERDAY, ACTUALLY CLARIFIED PART OF HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYING WHILE HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE JAILED OR FINED FOR NOT WEARING THOSE MASKS, WHAT JURISDICTIONS CAN DO IS HAVE BUSINESSES REQUIRE CUSTOMERS WHEN THEY GO INTO THOSE BUSINESSES ARE WEARING THAT MASK AND I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH THE CEO OF THE TEXAS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION ABOUT THAT, SOME OF THOSE CHALLENGES, SOMETHING LIKE THAT MIGHT PRESENT FOR THOSE BUSINESSES, TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD US >> IF YOU THINK ABOUT A YOUNG EMPLOYEE AT THE FRONT DOOR WHO IS TELLING PEOPLE THEY CAN'T COME IN WITHOUT A MASK, IT IS A TOUGH SITUATION TO PUT AN EMPLOYEE IN >> OBVIOUSLY, ALLISON, WE'VE SEEN VIDEOS OF PEOPLE BECOMING IRATE, IF THEY ARE ASKED TO WEAR A MASK, THAT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS HERE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH, AS THEY SEEK TO FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND RELATIONS BUT ALSO THE NEED FOR SAFETY AS THEY CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS THE CORONAVIRUS IS OUT THERE >> PRISCILA THOMPSON IN HOUSTON THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> HEALTH CARE WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WORKING OVER TIME TO HELP COVID-19 PATIENTS WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGING IN 22 STATES, HERE IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THOSE LONG DAYS AND NIGHTS >>> I GET ASKED BY MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY, HOW IS WORK? AND I NEVER REALLY KNOW HOW TO ANSWER >> A LOT OF US ARE WORKING OVER TIME, DOUBLE SHIFTS, JUST TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE VOLUME OF PATIENTS THAT WE HAVE IN THE ICU, KIND OF HAPPY TO KNOW THAT AT THIS POINT EVEN WHEN IC US ARE FULL, WE ARE STRUGGLING IT IS A GOOD AND BAD DAY WE ARE ALSO STARTING TO SEE NUMBERS GO UP

WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, OKAY, HAD IT COME TO A POINT BECAUSE WE DO REALIZE THAT ALSO WITH THE PEOPLE PROTESTING, DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY, THERE IS AND VERY EMOTIONALLY DISTRACTED FAMILIES AND >> LIVE IN A CONSTANT FEAR FOR OURSELVES, FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS QUESTIONS ARE, THE NURSES ARE WORKING SO MUCH, THEY LOVE THEIR KIDS >> EVEN THOUGH WITH MY ATTITUDE AND GRATITUDE, THIS WEEK, I'M FOCUSING ON RUNNING A MARATHON, WE'RE ALL THERE, IT IS GOING TO BE OKAY ONE DAY AT A TIME

AND WE'LL GET THERE TOGETHER >>> 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THE 13th WEEK IN A ROW, NBC NEWS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE RUNS THROUGH NUMBERS >>> THE WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS REPORT 1

5 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WERE NOW WELL OVER 40 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS BUT A MILLION AND A HALF PEOPLE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE LAST WEEK, WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? A, THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE, B, THE NUMBER IS HIGHER THAN WAS EXPECTED ANALYSTS WERE EXPECTING 13 MILLION REMEMBER, SINCE THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN REOPENING, WE HAVE SEEN THE NUMBER GO DOWN, GO DOWN, GO DOWN IN THE BEGINNING OF THE STATCLOSURES WITH MASSIVE LAY OFFS WE SHUT DOWN EVERY BUSINESS, EVERY STATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS GOING THROUGH SOME LEVEL OF REOPENING SO WE ARE SEEING THE JOB LOSS NUMBERS GO DOWN

THE FACT THAT THEY ARE GOING UP THIS WEEK IS CONCERNING ALSO CONCERNING THAT IN SOME STATES LIKE TEXAS, WHERE WE'VE ALREADY SEEN PRETTY BROAD-BASED REOPENING, WE'RE STARTING TO SEE BUSINESS, RESTAURANTS HAVE TO CLOSE AGAIN, HAVING TO CLOSE AGAIN BECAUSE THE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SPIKING IN OVER 20 STATES SO PLEASE REMEMBER, THE JOBLESS NUMBERS ARE DIRECTLY TIED TO COVID FOR MANY OF THOSE BUSINESSES OUT THERE, IF THEY ARE FORCED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN, THERE IS A CHANCE THEY WON'T SURVIVE AND HE IS EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING NOW, WHILE THEY ARE OF A POSITIVE, THERE IS A REASON CONSUMERS WILL GO OUT THERE AND SPEND, THEY RUN OUT AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH IN REPUBLICANS HAVE SAID THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE THESE BENEFITS EXTENDED BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE UNWILLING TO GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE MAKING SO MUCH MONEY, THAT ARGUMENT DOESN'T HOLD VERY MUCH WATER BECAUSE MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE AREN'T GOING BACK TO WORK, A, OVER HEALTH CONCERNS, B, BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANY CHILD CARE

WE STILL DON'T HAVE SCHOOLS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OPEN SO WHILE 15 MILLION IS STILL GOING DOWN, IT IS A VERY BIG NUMBER, ANYONE WHO THINKS THE ECONOMY IS RORING RIGHT BACK, IT IS SLOWLY CLIMBING >>> BEIJING'S LATEST COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS UNDER CONTROL ACCORDING TO CHINESE EXPERTS NOW THEY ARE WORKING ON BALANCING CONTAINMENT AND RECOVERY, OUR CORRESPONDENT REPORTS >>> AUTHORITIES HERE ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT THE FIGURE THE OUTBREAK IS CONTAINED

BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THE RESTRICTIONS THAT THEY'VE IMPOSED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS ARE GOING TO GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON, IF ANYTHING, THEY ARE BEING EXPANDED THEY ADDED ANOTHER 21 CASES TODAY SO THE TOTAL OF THIS OUTBREAK IS 158 THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DOING WIDE SCALE TESTING AS OF YESTERDAY, THEY TESTED 356,000 PEOPLE, THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO EVEN MORE ON A DAILY BASIS, RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE TO, TO ENSURE THAT EVERY SINGLE WORKER THEY EMPLOY GETS TESTED EVEN IF THEIR ESTABLISHMENT IS AT THE OTHER END OF THE CITY FROM THE WHOLE SALE MARKET THAT'S BECAUSE THIS MARKET SUPPLIES 80% OF BEIJING'S FOOD

MEAT, PRODUCE, SEAFOOD AND SEAFOOD IS WHERE INVESTIGATORS ARE ZEROING IN ON BECAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL STEPS THAT WERE TAKEN AT THE MARKET SHOW THAT CUTTING BOARDS AND COUNTERS RETURNED A POSITIVE RESULT FOR THE VIRUS THEY ALSO SAID THAT SEAFOOD VENDERS WHO GOT SICK SHOWED SYMPTOMS EARLIER THAN OTHER VENDERS WHO GOT SICK BUT THE RECOVERY THAT HAD BEEN UNDERWAY HERE IS NOW PRETTY MUCH, SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED, THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL, ON EATING OUT, ONGOING TO MUSEUMS, YOU CAN'T TAKE A BOX OUT OF THE CITY MORE THAN 1300 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED IF IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO TRAVEL, YOU HAVE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS, FIRST YOU NEED TO SHOW A GREEN HEALTH CODE IN YOUR PHONE THAT WAS PROVED THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN WHAT IS DEEMED A HIGH- RISK NEIGHBORHOOD IN BEIJING, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST AND PROVE THAT YOU ARE TESTING NEGATIVE, ALSO HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO FACE QUARANTINE WHEREVER IT IS THAT YOU ARE GOING IT IS NOT A TOTAL LOCK DOWN, DEFINITELY A STEP BACK FROM WHERE WE WERE EVEN A WEEK AGO, WHICH WAS ARRIVING AT A PLACE THAT MIGHT BE THE NEW NORMAL WHERE WE COULD LOSE CITIES AND THE ECONOMY SHOWING SIGNS OF REVIVAL

THE EMERGENCY LEVEL IN BEIJING THAT HAD BEEN LOWERED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WAS RAISED AGAIN YESTERDAY MAYBE WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE CAN PROVIDE A LOOK INTO THE NOT-SO-GOOD FUTURE FOR ANY CITIES OR STATES LOOKING TO REOPEN, PATTERN IN KOREA, SINGAPORE, WHERE RESTRICTIONS ARE LISTED, THERE IS AN UP TICK IN CASES AND RESTRICTIONS RETURN ROUTINE CHINESE OFFICIALS SAY THAT IT IS A CYCLE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO GET USED TO >>> ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR MAKING A U-TURN ISSUING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON MASKS THAT CORONAVIRUS CASES SPIKE IN THE STATE

>>> EVERY ARIZONAN SHOULD WEAR A FACE MASK SO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IS UPDATING ITS GUIDANCE, IT WILL STRENGTHEN MEASURES THAT WILL PROTECT EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS AND PATRONS OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS, IF THEY DON'T THERE WILL BE ENFORCEMENT AND THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE >>> NBC NEWS REPORTER JOINING ME NOW FROM PHOENIX AND THE GOVERNOR CHANGING HIS CORONAVIRUS POLICY PRETTY DRAMATICALLY SINCE YOU SPOKE WITH HIM A COUPLE WEEKS AGO TAKE US THROUGH THE THEN AND NOW >>> THIS IS A GOVERNOR THAT WAS QUITE DEFIANT OVER THE COURSE OF THIS LAST MONTH, ALLISON, SINCE HE DECIDED IN EARLY MAY TO BEGIN ALLOWING RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL TO OPEN, ON MAY 12 HIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE ALLOW THE STATE'S STAY AT HOME ORDER TO EXPIRE, IT WAS ON MAY 12th THAT WE ARE QUOTE CLEARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC, THE LAST MONTH SHOWED US FAR FROM BEING THE CASE, THERE WAS EVEN A CASE OF TIMES WHERE THE NUMBERS ARE CONTINUING TO INCREASE, THE GOVERNOR WAS EAGER TO ALLOW BUSINESSES TO BEGIN REOPENING, ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO RETURN TO THEIR PLACE OF WORK, WHAT WE SAW WAS A STEADY RISE OVER THE COURSE OF THREE WEEKS THAT LED US HERE TO TODAY, TODAY MORE THAN 2500 NEW CASES, THE HIGHEST MARK OF HOSPITALIZATION YET IN THE STATE, IN THE MOST NUMBER OF ICU BEDS, 32 MORE ARIZONANS DIED AS WELL IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, THIS IS THE REALITY THAT THE GOVERNOR WAS MET WITH THAT'S WHY I WANT TO LET YOU HEAR FROM HIM ON JUNE 4, AND THEN HEAR FROM HIM YESTERDAY TAKE A LISTEN

>>> WE ARE NOT IN A CRISIS SITUATION IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN, WE HAVE AVAILABLE FIELDHOUSE CAPACITY, FIELDHOUSE CAPACITY ALONG WITH THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, IF SOMETHING WERE TO GO IN A DRAMATICALLY ELEVATED POSITION WE WOULD BE PREPARED IN ARIZONA THERE IS INDICATION THAT WE ARE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF DATA, THERE IS A TREND AND THE TREND IS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION THE ACTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ARE INTENDED TO CHANGE THAT DIRECTION AND REVERSE THIS TREND >>> ALLISON, YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF THOSE LAST TWO WEEKS THE GOVERNOR GOT A PUSH BACK FROM THE SUGGESTION THERE WAS ENOUGH HOSPITAL BED CAPACITY, ESSENTIALLY THAT THE HOSPITALS HAVE NOT BEEN OVER RUN, EVEN THOUGH AT THAT TIME THERE IS STILL HOSPITALS, I BELIEVE THERE WAS AROUND JUNE 4th PERIOD THAT TOLD ME THEY HIT ICU CAPACITY, THEN THERE IS THIS IDEA, WE CAN SEND PATIENTS TO OTHER HOSPITALS BUT THAT'S WHERE YOU SAW THE PRESSURE BECAME TOO MUCH OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS, ESPECIALLY AS CASES OVER THE LAST WEEK WHEN IT WAS FINALLY TIME FOR THE GOVERNOR TO ADDRESS THIS, ALLISON

>>> THE GOVERNOR IS BRINGING IN 300 MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AS WELL, WE KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY'LL BE DOING >> THE NATIONAL GUARDS MEN HAS BEEN IN ORDER TO BE PART OF A CONTRACT TRACING EFFORT HERE, THIS IS THE PART OF, WHERE IS THE SPREAD, YOU'VE HEARD OF LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT HAVE HAD MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES TEST POSITIVE OF COURSE THE NURSING HOMES AND PRISONS, WHERE ARE THESE POINTS? WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FIFTH LARGEST CITY IN PHOENIX ALONE, NOT TO MENTION SURROUNDING METROPOLITAN AREAS, THAT'S WHAT THOSE 300 NATIONAL GUARDS MEN HAVE BEEN BROUGHT INTO, THE GOVERNOR ALSO IS PART OF HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER IS ALLOWING LOCALITIES TO TAKE CHARGE IN TERMS OF PLACING THEIR OWN MASK REQUIREMENT IN TUCSON, FLAGSTAFF MADE THIS ORDER THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE VOTING ON THEIR OWN MEASURE BECAUSE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IS FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO RETAIL, TO RESTAURANTS, HARDLY WEARING MASKS HERE, I WALKED INTO MY FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP OFF OF CENTRAL AVENUE, JUST FOUR OF US OVER A COURSE OF A 10 MINUTE TIME FRAME HAD MASK, THAT'S WHERE YOU SAW THE OUTCRY FROM LOCALITIES IN ORDER TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE MASK WEARING ON THEIR RESIDENCE THE GOVERNOR GAVE ENFORCEMENT, AUTHORIZE, AND ALSO PROVIDED LOCALITIES AS WELL AS STATE AGENCIES THE ABILITY TO ENFORCE CDC GUIDELINES WITHIN BUSINESSES BECAUSE AS I SAID THERE ARE A LOT OF RESTAURANTS, A LOT OF RETAIL WEAR, IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS BACK IN JUNE OF 2019, NOT JUNE 2020 THERE WILL BE RAMPED UP ENFORCEMENT ON THESE VERY BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT ENFORCING THEIR PATRONS TO ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OTHER CDC GUIDELINES, ALLISON

>>> YOU'VE BEEN MENTIONING SOME OF THE SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE PHOENIX AREA, SOME ARE TAKING THEIR OWN PRECAUTION TO TRY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, I KNOW I TALKED TO THE CHEF AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT, WHAT DID HE TELL YOU WHAT IS HE DOING >> I WAS HERE DIRECTLY FROM HIM, THAT WE JUST MET UP WITH HIM, I WILL LET YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM HIM, THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE LOCAL BUSINESSES BACK IN MARCH AND APRIL WERE DEALING WITH HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR PATRONS SAFE WHILE MAKING SURE YOU CAN STILL RUN YOUR BUSINESS TAKE A LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION >> WE DECIDED TO CLOSE OUR IN- ROOM DINING, WE STILL ARE AVAILABLE FOR CURB SIDE PICK UP, WE ALSO EAT ON THE PATIO, OUR BIG REASON FOR DOING THIS IS THE SPIKE IN NUMBERS RECENTLY IN ARIZONA AND TO SEE WHAT THIS HAPPENED IN OTHER RESTAURANTS ACROSS OUR STATE HOW THEY HAD OUTBREAKS OUR BIG THING WAS LET'S BE AHEAD OF THIS, LET'S BE PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE >>> THAT'S WHAT YOU HEARD FROM TOM HE IS TAKING THAT MEASURE, HE SAYS LOOK THAT IS A LOCAL BUSINESS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY, AT THE SAME TIME, THE FAMILY IN NORTH PHOENIX ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY TELLING ME THEY ARE GOING TO BE CLOSING FOR THE INDEFINITE FUTURE BECAUSE THE RELIANCE ON IN DOOR DINING, THIS IS THE TOUGH PART HERE IS THAT THERE WAS SUCH A DESIRE TO REOPEN THE ARIZONA ECONOMY, YET THE QUESTION IS, DID IT HAPPEN TOO SOON, EVEN IF YOU LOOK BACK AT THOSE WHERE DOES THE STATE GO FROM HERE? HERE IN ARIZONA, WE'RE STILL IN OUR FIRST WAVE, THERE HAS BEEN NO CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT COULD POTENTIALLY COME UP IN A SECOND WAVE, ALLISON

>>> WE'LL HAVE TO SEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> OFFICER GARRETT ROLF TURNED HIMSELF TO POLICE, OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN TURNED HIMSELF IN THIS MORNING, THIS AFTERNOON, BROSNAN AND HIS ATTORNEY, DON SAMUELS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY ON NBC >> COOPERATING WITH ANYINVESTIGATORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT THIS IS A TRAGIC EVENT AND TOTAL TRAGEDY HE HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >>> KATIE BECK JOINING ME OUTSIDE FROM FULTON COUNTY JAIL IN ATLANTA, WE'LL GET TO BROSNAN'S CASE IN A MOMENT, RECORDS SHOW OFFICER GARRETT ROLF TURNED HIMSELF IN

>> HE WAS TOLD HE WOULD BOOK AT 3:18 PM THIS AFTERNOON, THE FORMER OFFICER, GARRETT ROLF, FACING A FELONY MURDER COUNT AND 10 OTHER COUNT INS THE FATAL SHOOTING OF RISHARD BROOKS, BROSNAN TURNED HIMSELF IN EARLIER TODAY, HE AND HIS ATTORNEY WERE HERE, THEY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE JAIL, THEY DID HAVE THEM SOME QUESTIONS LATER ON IN THE BROADCAST, AS YOU SAW CHUCK TODD AND KATIE CUR WERE ABLE TO GET A LENGTHY INTERVIEW WITH BOTH OF THEM, SOME THINGS THEY WANTED TO CLEAR UP RIGHT AWAY IS BROSNAN IS NOT A STATE'S WITNESS, NOT AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY OR HELP WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S CASE AT ALL, NEARLY COOPERATING AND GIVING THEM THE FACTS OF THAT NIGHT AS HE REMEMBERS THEM, HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT MISAPPREHENSION THAT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, PAUL HOWARD MAY HAVE THERE YESTERDAY HE WAS GOING TO BE A STATE'S WITNESS IS NOT TRUE >> I WANT TO ASK YOU FURTHER ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHETHER BROSNAN WOULD BE A STATE WITNESS, YOU SAID OF COURSE HIS ATTORNEY SAID THAT'S NOT THE CASE, I'D LIKE TO PLAY WHAT THE DA SAID TO ANDREA MITCHELL ABOUT ALL OF THE BACK AND FOURTH THIS AFTERNOON >> HAD A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FAITH IN THE SYSTEM, CONTINUES TO SHAKE THE BELIEF AND INTEGRITY OF THE SYSTEM HE KNOWS EVERYTHING IS GOING TO COME OUT, THE DA'S OFFICE OR THE JBI, HAS TO BE A JURY EVENTUALLY

THAT'S GOING TO BE FUN FOR HIM ITS GOING TO BE A ROUGH COUPLE OF MONTHS >>> WE QUEUED UP THE WRONG SOUND, THAT WAS FROM BROSNAN'S ATTORNEY, WE HAVE THE SOUND FROM THE DA, LET'S PLAY THAT >> THE WHOLE DISCUSSION IS AWAY FROM THE REAL IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THIS CASE, I WOULD JUST SAY THAT WE STICK BY OUR COMMENTS MADE ON YESTERDAY BUT I'M HOPING PEOPLE WILL TURN BACK TO THE CRUX OF THIS ISSUE AND THE CRUX OF THIS ISSUE IS THAT MR BROOKS IS DEAD FOR NO VALID REASON AT ALL >> THE DA DIDN'T REALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION THERE, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME CLARITY AT LEAST FROM BROSNAN'S ATTORNEY AND HIS CONVERSATIONS ON MSNBC

>>> BROSNAN'S ATTORNEY WAS CLEAR HE WAS NOT A STATE'S WITNESS, MERELY COOPERATING WITH THE DA, HE IS NOT TESTIFYING ON BEHALF OF ANYONE THAT HIS CLIENT IS SORT OF INDEPENDENTLY COOPERATING AND NOT A STATE'S WITNESS, SO THERE WAS SOME INFORMATION THERE OBVIOUSLY THE DA INDICATES THERE IS STILL SOME KIND OF DISCONNECT AS TO WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE GOING DOWN THE ROAD, BROSNAN'S ATTORNEY WAS VERY CLEAR THAT WAS NOT THEIR INTENTION >>> BOTH OFFICERS TODAY TURNING THEMSELVES IN AT THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THANK YOU >>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WANTS TO REMOVE FOUR PORTRAITS FROM THE CAPITOL, THEY ARE PASSED BECAUSE OF THAT WHO SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY, NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT GARROT HAKE IS JOINING ME, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DECISION TO TAKE THESE PORTRAITS DOWN AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN >> IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HOUR, THIS IS ONE OF THE UNILATERAL STEPS THAT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE CAN TAKE, START TO BUBBLE UP AGAIN LATE LAST WEEK AS WE WERE SEEING THE PROTEST AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, THERE HAS LONG BEEN A DEBATE HOW TO HANDLE HISTORICAL INEQUITIES AROUND THE CAPITOL, THERE ARESTATUES HERE OF SLAVE OWNERS, PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE IN THE CONFEDERACY, THE HISTORY OF WASHINGTON D

C IS INTERTWINED VERY CLOSELY IN THE HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERACY WITH SLAVE HOLDING AND WHAT, IF ANYTHING, IS CONGRESS PREPARED TO DO, TODAY WE'LL SEE THE SPEAKER UNILATERALLY TAKE THE STEP WITH FOUR OF THESE PORTRAITS, THERE IS A PORTRAIT OF EVERY SPEAKER FROM THE 1830s, 40s AND 50s BEING REMOVED AND PLACED IN STORAGE, A SMALL STEP, A STEP NONE THE LESS >>> I KNOW NANCY PELOSI WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS >> A DECISION THAT TIME WAS OVER DUE, THAT THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE ATTITUDES WE'RE SEEING ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, ABOUT THIS HISTORY AND THAT THESE ARE PEOPLE WHOSE PROFILE WE NO LONGER NEED TO SUPPORT OR PLACE IN POSITIONS OF HONOR, AT LEAST TWO OF THESE PORTRAITS ARE IN THE SPEAKERS LOBBY OFF THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE WHERE REPORTERS SPENT A LOT OF TIME WHERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SPEND A LOT OF TIME, YOU CERTAINLY CONSIDER A POSITION OF HONOR THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT CAN BE ACTED ON UNILATERALLY INVOLVING A VOTE OR SENATE A LOT TO DO, THE SPEAKER MENTIONED THIS MORNING THIS AFTERNOON IS GETTING DONE

>> WHAT KIND OF REACTION IS GETTING DONE, WE KNOW THEY DON'T ALWAYS GET THE BEST RECEPTION >> SO FAR NOT MUCH, REMEMBER THE HOUSE IS FUNCTIONALLY OUT RIGHT NOW, SOME COMMITTEES HERE ARE DOING SOME WORK, THE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY MADE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT IT SORT OF TRYING TO BOUNCE BACK ON JOE BIDEN, DIDN'T REALLY FRANKLY MAKE A LOT OF SENSE TO ME FELT LIKE A POLITICAL ANSWER TO THIS, I THINK PELOSI MIGHT HAVE BEEN SMART TO TAKE THIS MEASURED STEP EARLIER THIS WEEK, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HEARD FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL SAYING HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING A BROADER STEP TO GET RID OF ALL THE STATUES HERE PLACED BY THE INDIVIDUAL STATES FELT LIKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT MIGHT BE A STEP TOO FAR THIS MAY BE AGAIN, SORT OF A GOLDILOCKS OPTION, SOMETHING THE SPEAKER CAN DO WITHOUT GENERATING A LOT OF ANGER, AND THE STATE'S REPRESENTATIVE, VIRGINIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE DELEGATION OF THOSE STATES OPPOSING THESE MOVES >>> GARROT, HAVE WE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT WHETHER THERE WILL BE MORE MOVES, FOR EXAMPLE, TO TRY TO GET SOME OF THOSE OTHER STATUES, I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME BACK AND FOURTH ABOUT IT BEING A STATE'S DECISION, CONVERSATION ABOUT PORTRAITS ARTWORK NAMES COMING DOWN? >>> THE STATUES THING IS TRICKY, SOMETHING THAT'S DONE AT THE STATE LEVEL, WHY YOU MAY SEE STATE DELEGATIONS ENCOURAGING THEIR GOVERNORS TO MAKE OTHER CHOICES AND WE'VE SEEN THAT IN YEAR'S PAST, ROSA PARKS STATUE IS A RELATIVELY NEW EDITION HERE IN CAPITOL HILL, A LOT OF THESE STATUES DO GET SWITCHED OUT OVER TIME, I THINK THE ONE TO WATCH THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WE SEE ACTUAL CHANGE ON IN THE NOT-SO-DISTANCE FUTURE IS THE NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS, THIS IS SOMEONE WHO GREW UP IN KENTUCKY, SO THAT'S THE KIND OF THING YOU MAY GET FOLDED INTO THE DEBATE ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL THE BILL THAT FUNDS THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT EVERY YEAR, WATCH THAT SPACE, I THINK IS PROBABLY MORE LIKELY TO SEE ACTIONS THAN THE STATUES AND CAPITOL >>> ESPECIALLY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MIGHT BE CONSIDERING THAT, CERTAINLY ONE TO WATCH, GARROT HAKE ON CAPITOL HILL, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> REMOVING A STATUE, JENNY LONGDEN HAS MORE

>> IT HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION AND RACISM, THE STATUE HIGH OVER OXFORD, BUT NOT FOR MUCH LONGER, THE GOVERNING BODY OF OXFORD'S UNIVERSITY BACKED ITS REMOVAL AND PROMISED AN INQUIRY INTO THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE LEGACY OF THE MAN IT PORTRAYS >> IN A STATEMENT, IT SAID, BOTH OF THESE DECISIONS WERE REACHED AFTER A LONG AND THOUGHTFUL PERIOD OF DEBATES AND REFLECTION AND WITH THE FULL AWARENESS OF THE IMPACT THESE DECISIONS ARE LIKELY TO HAVE IN BRITAIN AND AROUND THE WORLD >> IT IS A U- TURN FOR THE COLLEGE FOR YEARS HAVE BEEN LISTED TO SEE THE STATUE RELIEVED A WEEK AGO THE UNIVERSITY'S CHANCELLOR SAID THERE WAS HYPOCRISY AND CULTURE BECAUSE A SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITED AFRICAN STUDENTS, THE CAMPAIGN GATHERED MOMENTUM IN RECENT WEEKS AS BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST THOUGHT THE ISSUE OF THE STATUE, TO COLONIAL TASKS MOVING FORWARD >>> THE STATUE REPRESENTS SOMETHING WHICH SHOULD NOT REALLY BE, TO EMPIRE SLAVERY AND COLONIALISM THE WIDER WORK TO MAKE OXFORD TO MAKE OXFORD , access for students

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Lots of news and this hour First major defeat for the Trump administration with the Supreme Court blocking the attempt to shut down the DACA Program They failed to adequately justify end in the program and said the minority leader got emotional on the Senate floor earlier >> The decision is amazing and I'm so happy these kids and their families, I feel for them and I hope all of America does >> It is a win for dreamers and the Trump administration could try again with a different explanation

>>> Now from Lucy Bailey, new unemployment numbers out around 15 million Americans filing first-time unemployment claims last week Americans still reeling from the virus and packed with hundreds lining up outside and employment offices yesterday in Kentucky and the unemployment numbers have been in decline since March >>> More than one dozen states are seeing new coronavirus flareups Florida, Arizona and Texas holding records for the number of cases

The former Commissioner now warning of the rolling outbreaks >> I think what we are looking at is the reality that we are going to have rolling outbreaks and there's going to be part of the country where it's hot and there's a lot of infection and we will have to take medication steps and there's more complacency and a high rate of spread >> Germany reporting the largest coronavirus outbreaks since early May A total of 657 workers from a large meatpacking plant tested positive The plant was immediately closed and 7000 workers have been told to quarantine

The House Speaker is ordering the removal of portraits from the capital building a four former house speakers who serve in the Confederacy and she made the request ahead of Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery >> You have to see the remarks that they had made and how oblivious they were to the founders We must lead by example So glad that that is gone >> Those are the latest headlines for this hour and as always we will be back later with more updates

>>> The top story today, another landmark decision from the Supreme Court This one rejecting the challenge to nearly 800,000 dreamers Joining me now is justice correspondent Pete Williams and NBC correspondent Jacob sober off also the offer author of the book separated about the Trump % administration family E separation policy and we have a mainly MSNBC correspondent and host of the podcast into America We will start with you Which you walk me through the ruling

>> It's not really a ruling about DACA itself the DA Supreme Court today upheld DACA but a ruling about how the Trump administration tried to shut it down President Obama started in 2012 with the stroke of a pen executive order and no one disputed the President Trump could have tried to end DACA by Executive Order but what the Trump administration did was something different and said we have to end it, the Justice Department and the President Trump said it ES was illegal and directed the Department of Homeland Security to shut S it down and issued a memo on Indian as the program and that's what the Supreme Court was reviewing and by a 5-4 decision by the chief4 justice righting the majority opinion and joining four liberals he said that what the government did did not meet the test of what the law requires the government to do when it wants to shut down a program like this It said that basically the Department of Homeland Security memo was almost a finger snap saying we have to end it and did not look into detail about what would happen if the ability of these young people to stay here were taken away or the ability to work were taken away and that means DACA continues and young people can continue to reapply every two years and it means the Trump administration could try again down ut it but that does seem unlikely to happen during an election >> Let's go over to Jacob and talk about what this means in practical terms for the dreamers >> It is monumental

We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people across 80 the country, 80,000 people here alone ANin the greater Los Angeles area who as of today are not going to be subject to deportation because of the ruling and we are talking about almost 700,000 people who have spent almost thinner entire life in the United States by no fault of their own brought here as very young children by their parents and one of them is Jose a barista at my local coffee shop and I've got to let you know him and that is to dreamers are % Anybody and everybody, friends, neighbors and classmates and even your doctors , EMT during this time of COVID-19 and people who are there to ERhelp to Jose a few days ago about what the potential outcomes could be and I want you to listen to what he told me >> What you fear most about DACA? >> Been stripped from what I have become like this being taken away from me and not be able to call what I consider home, home and my identity As a dreamer in Southern California and Los Angeles I never want to leave Los Angeles

This is my home This is where the weather is great, great food , great coffee, everything We have everything here and I never want to leave Everything being taken away from me and also forced into something that I have no idea >> The fear that he talks about is still present and is still thereLI and it is not ultimate resolution to whether or not % Jose and the hundreds of thousands of people will be able to stay here but a reprieve from families

Some may be undocumented and some may have RE legal status and we would d have been forced with another form of family separation if the decision had gone another way and Jose and PL many people in the same situation have let out a great sigh of relief >> Let me ask you in your recent episode of into America, you spoke with the doc recipient What did he tell about his experience with the program and his concerns >> I spoke with Louise Cortez Romero and he is a lawyer and cocounsel and is defending his clients and he says for him Doco was a breath of Cfresh air and he talked about going g through high school and realizing when he was denied the opportunity on a trip to Europe because he could not get a passport and he was E undocumented and he talked about G the highs and lows and going through law school and he rise because he was undocumented he may not be able to take the bar so it's almost like a dream deferred It allowed him to live and now he is a lawyer standing before the Supreme Court fighting for his clients and himself

>> Les November your 31 years old , a kid who almost dropped out of love school but your mother popped in the head and your young, what is that like in that moment being they are so young, your journey and there you are? >> I had never been to the Supreme Court before I had not even been there and I went the day before to check it out and there was a march that happened from New York to Washington DC, hundreds of dreamers and I was looking around and when I was there I realized that these are the steps were a lot of really important decisions are made So much happens here and I thought a lot about what it must've felt like for some of the civil rights cases before and afterRI I was trying to get in and while I was there, I see the marchers start coming in and there's an energy and it reminded me of what God is there in the first place which is direct, nonviolent civil disobedience protests and demonstrations and it is what God is DACA and what would help protect DACA >> One thing that he mentioned is President Obama had to be nudged in the direction so if it were not for the work of activists, family and protesters and people putting pressure on from all over the country, we would not be here today so he sat for all the hundreds of thousands of people who hold DACA and allow them to live their dreams, this will breathe new life and energy into the movement and hopefully these young Americans might have a shot at their dreams

>> A landmark day in the Supreme Court and this is not the end of the story We will have to see what happens here you described it as a reprieve Thank you all for being with us on such an important day >>> The Supreme Court dealing a blow to the Trump administration for the second time this week President Trump reacting to the ruling TIon DACA

Tweeting, do you get YOthe impression that Supreme Court like me? The NBC news White House correspondent joining me now The Chief Justice broke with President Trump here What else is the president saying? >> He was hoping for a lawful solution to come from the High T Court and not a political one so the president is judging this ruling from the High Court in which the justice who was appointed by George W Bush sided with the liberal wing of the court and said that the ministration had not properly LY provided its reasons for undoing the executive order that Barack Obama had put into place for delayed action on childhood arrivals Now the president says we have to work IO on this and it presents a challenge

It has been one of the president preface signature issues and you can find time in his rhetoric about immigration over the years where he would talk about DACA differently to say ADthat the young people who are now young adults had come to the United States through the decision of their parents and not their own and could there be a way to work it out trying to include it as a BA bargaining chip with Democrats to say fund the border wall and he uld give permanent status to O those dreamersE and that is the question and can it still NTbe done and it is something the Democrats have not %always wanted to bargain for is they believe the DACA case and the individuals protected by it should stand on its own merits and should not be used as a bargaining chip This keeps things open as to how this will play out politically and what is the RO president prepared to do if he were ECto unwind through the executive order the protections would then necessitate deporting young people and it is something he has not suggested he was inclined to do because they qualify as never having broken the law They pay their taxes and go SOto school and summer serving in RTthe military so it's a different case when it comes to the president and his hard- line stance >> Another issueTO , John Bolton's book and we set it would not be time we spoke about yesterday but the former security advisor with a damaging picture of the president writing that John KKelly said, what if we have a real crisis like 9/11 with the way he makes decisions? We know the president is slamming Bolton this week and what is he saying in response? >> The president has been denying that John Bolton is giving an accurate depiction and also said hehe %is lying at times are breaking the law even because some of the context that he had would be in a highly secure environment He went through some stages of official review and they did not reach an agreement on that and although Bolton signed a nondisclosure agreement he believes he has nothing classified in the book in his First Amendment right to publish and the president has talked about it and said he believes that Bolton has not been truthful and has not been loyal which may be one of the biggest tests because the president knows that this kind of portrait NDof him is damaging and one of the questions will be, will the supporters believe it and will the general public believe it or does it see what is already narrative about the president so he has pushed back and said he does not believe what John Bolton has been saying and he was disloyal to do it and he is breaking the law

Hitting him with everything he can verbally to try to say, don't listen to that >> We set it yesterday and I think it holds true that we will probably talk about this one again >> I think you might be right about that >>> President Trump supporters lining up for LA Saturday's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 20,000 people expected to fill the arena even though Tulsa has seen a 100% spike in coronavirus hospitalizations over the past OV week The NBC news correspondent joining me now from Tulsa

What are trim supporters there telling you? Are they concerned about their safety?>> Reporter: Most of the people we have spoken to say they are not concerned and their priority is to CAsee the president and some people are already waiting It is the same few dozen that were here yesterday and it runs the gamut with people that are mildly concerned about the coronavirus and you say people do not believe it's real Let's take a look at what they said about the coronavirus >> I believe the creator was smart enough that its way blown out of proportion We are the home of the free and the brave but we don't get the freedom until we do the bravery

>> What if in World War II they stayed home because of a virus? ER >> We can't live that way >> Because you can get a daily statistical aberration, Tulsa does a seven-day rolling average and it is as high as s it has ever been and they have not flatten the curve and it is still very much on an NDupward trend >> What do you hear from theS city about the rally and what plans are there to protect the rally for folks that are going and those that live there >> Folks have said if you come to P the rally you have an increased rate of contracting the virus and the mayor whose Republicans said it is totally reasonable per Pete for people AN N to fear coming out here in the city will not be able to do too muchTI At the venue the Trump administration will hand out masks and hand sanitizer and the last we heard the masks will not be mandatory

This is the first major indoor event that we have had in this country since the pandemic began and we are talking about 20,000 people in an enclosed area >> This rally aside, Tulsa has gone with 96 new coronavirus cases and that's a new record and what our health officials there doing to try to keep the %surge from getting worse even without a rally in the city? >> There are regulations and people here, take away the folks that are waiting for the rally but everybody is wearing masks indoors and everybody socially distancing ER People were waiting six feet apart They are doing everything they y can do to try to keep hospital admissions down and will try to track the 96 cases and make sure there are none out there and beyond that as we have discussed, the big concern is a major event taking place 19,000 people inside and if 80 or 100,000 people show up there will be some spillover venue where you will have a very large crowd

>> Stay safe out there >>> Facebook taking down a reelection campaign ad AI that used upside down red triangles to Antioch — attack Antifa and it was once used by to RE prisoners Facebook said we violated our policy and our policy prohibits using a group symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that demands or discusses OHthe symbol The senior media report joining me now What you know about why the campaign use the symbol in the first place? >> The statement they have put out, they say they used it because it was used by Antifa and they were trying to call attention to Antifa

The symbol actually is not exactly the upside down triangle that they posted The upside down triangle that they posted was similar to one % the used to brand political prisoners in concentration camps and now this is an ad that went up yesterday and it was alerted to Facebook overnight and Facebook took pretty quick action because as hard as it is for Facebook to police contact, this issue Tis cut and dry The upside down triangle had a connotation with the symbol ATand it clearly violates the policies >> A few weeks ago Twitter fact checked the president's statements and Mark Zuckerberg has %been criticized for saying Facebook should not be BEin orbit or of truth but is taking down ad change the stands at all ? >> It doesn't PL and it is frustrating to see how many people are equating the two things and how many people are suggesting that somehow Facebook is taking a different path or it is dialing back or changing its tone When it comes to content moderation, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, they deal with different things about misinformation is different than hate speech and different AN than tweet threatening violence and policies, people might not like to believe this but the POpolicies do not shift in the wind

They are the results of a great deal of AL deliberation and things that need to be applied and can be applied across the board and in this case when you're dealing with a clear symbol Y of hate, this was not really a hard decision for Facebook to make and it's one that Facebook made irrespective of other decisions that they have had to make in recent weeks >> We talked about the reason the time the Trump Campaign spoke about using it and giving it official response Tell us about that >> This is an important one with them calling attention to the fact that it does emoji The Antifa parallel is difficult and the fact that it does emoji is interesting because it's not only a Facebook emoji but when you can bring back on your iPhone so the next 24 hours will be a big question for all the tech companies whether they want to continue to have an AV upside down triangle available for use as an emoji going back to Facebook decision, you cannot strip away the context and you can't strip away the fact that the Trump Campaign used this symbol while talking about moms and there was an obvious inference to the symbol associated with

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>> The NBC news reporter joining me now from Phoenix The governor changing his policy pretty dramatically since you spoke with him Take us through the then and now >> This is a governor that was quite defiant over the course of last month and since he decided in early May to begin allowing restaurants and retailers to open and I May 12 his announcement that he would allow the stay- at-home order to expire and it was on May 12 in which he said, we are clearly on the other side of the pandemic last month it was shown that was far from the case and there was indication that the numbers were continuing to increase but the governor was eager to allow businesses to begin reopening and allow employees to return to their face of work this month place of work and it led us here to today with more than 2500 new cases, the highest markup hospitalization in the state and the most number of ICU beds 32 more Arizonans have died

This is the reality that the governor was met with and that's why I want you to hear from him on June 4 and yesterday >> We are not in a crisis situation If that were to happen, we have available Fieldhouse capacity, field hospital capacity along with the Army Corps of Engineers and National Guard If something were to go in a dramatically elevated position , we would be prepared >> And there is indication that we are not out of the woods the last two weeks of data, there is a trend and it is headed in the wrong direction and the actions we are going to take our intended to change that direction and reverse the trend

>> You saw what happened over the course of the two weeks The governor got a lot of pushback for his administered and — for his suggestion that there was enough hospital bed capacity and even at that time there were still hospitals and they told me they had hit ICU bed capacity but there was this idea that we can send patients to other hospitals but that's where you saw the pressure became too much especially as more than 11,000 cases were reported in which it finally was the time for the governor to address this >> The governor is bringing in 300 members of the National Guard Do we know what they will be doing? >> The national guardsmen have been called into duty to be part of contract tracing This is the part of where is the spread and you've heard of local businesses with multiple employees test positive where are the points

We are talking about the fifth- largest city here , Phoenix alone and in the country and not to mention the surrounding metropolitan areas In the national guardsmen have been brought into and it's part of the executive order allowing mortalities to take charge in terms of placing their own mask requirements Tucson and Flagstaff have made the order and this afternoon the city of Phoenix city Council will be voting on their own measure because what you have seen from coffee shops to retail to restaurants, folks are hardly wearing masks Two weeks ago I walked into my favorite coffee shop and just four of us out of 67 people that walked in over 10 minutes had masks and that's where we saw a lot of the outcry from the localities saying, we need to have the ability to be able to enforce mask wearing on her residence The governor also gave enforcement authorization and also provided localities as well as state agencies and the ability to enforce CDC guidelines adhered to within businesses because there were a lot of restaurants and retail where it looks like it was back in June 2019 and not 2020 and now he says there will be ramped up enforcement on the very businesses that are not enforcing their patrons to adhere to social distancing and other CDC guidelines

>> You mentioned some businesses and some are taking their own precaution and I know you talk to the chef at a local restaurant, what did he tell you he is doing? >> I will let you hear directly from him We just met up with him and I will let you hear directly from him because this is the situation that a lot of these local businesses were dealing with and how do you keep your patron safe while making sure you can still run your business >> We decided to close the in room dining We still are available for curbside pickup and you can also eat on the patio The big reason for doing this is the spike in numbers recently in Arizona and to see what is happened in other restaurants across the state

How they have had outbreaks in our big thing was, let's be ahead of this and be proactive instead of reactive >> He is taking that measure because he said we are local business and at the same time the family that owned a popular deli and they announced yesterday telling me they will be closing for the indefinite future because of reliance on indoor dining This is the tough part and there is such a desire to reopen the Arizona economy yet the question is, did it happen too soon and even if you go back and look at those question marks, where does the state go from here In Arizona we are still in the first wave and there has been no conversation about what could come up in the second wave >> Thank you so much

>>> Texas has seen record number of daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and the state reported over 3000 new cases on Wednesday and the uptick happening weeks as Texas is reopening The NBC news reporter joining me now from Houston What are health officials saying about what is causing the surge and do they expect it to get worse? >> Health officials 2 Memorial Day weekend as part of the problem The holiday was a few weeks ago and now we are seeing a surge and as a reminder, during Memorial Day weekend we saw videos coming out showing packed bars and poolside areas and that could be part of the problem that folks were not practicing a whole lot of distancing and there were not a lot of masks and the other thing worth pointing out is in mid- May researcher submitted a report saying we could expect a surge in places like Texas and Florida and that had to do with the fact that the economies were beginning to reopen before the cases ever decreased and as a reminder the White House suggested that they see at least 14 days of declining cases before reopening is certainly here in Texas that was not the case and the governor looked at the amount of hospitalizations and the amount of hospital beds available and promised there would be more testing and he proceeded with the reopening of the economy

Part of it is the case is never went down As we look ahead, we have another holiday weekend coming up with the Fourth of July and while a lot of the big parades and celebrations are canceled this year or are going live, if we do see folks at The Beaches, lakes and pool like we did for Memorial Day weekend, it's very possible that the surge will continue throughout the rest of the summer >> How is this impacting the reopening plan, our business is pulling back at all? >> That's a great question We have been checking in with businesses over the past couple of days and what we see is although they were very eager to reopen to get employees back to work and get customers in that many are now having to close their doors yet again as employees test positive for the virus and this is happening even as they implemented the safety protocols they were told to put in place, social distancing and making sure the employees are wearing masks and gloves and washing their hands regularly I spoke to one restaurant owner open for three weeks before he had two employees test positive and he had to close his doors again and described it as frustrating

Take a look at what he told us >> You finally get to that point and you experience a certain level of success and satisfaction and gratitude and you just have to pump the brakes and it's a weird feeling It's almost like breathing underwater It's hard to imagine not being able to reopen and for most especially in our industry, this is not sustainable >> That was the concern of some lawmakers when the reopenings initially began that businesses would get excited and have the opportunity to reopen and only to have to close again but what the implications of that might be for customer confidence if customers would feel confident going into these places again because it doesn't really matter if the businesses are open if customers are not comfortable going in and one thing that business owners are telling me is that they want a better understanding that if more relief will be carving — coming and the chairs act was — the CARES Act was passed and as we go into the next phase were some restaurants are opening and having a close and are looking to implement additional safety measures, will there be federal support as businesses learn to adapt and thrive amid a pandemic

>> Let's talk about the potential customers and residents there in Houston and how are they reacting in the uptick in cases and are you getting the sense they are concerned?>> Reporter: You mentioned the hospitalization rate and Texas set another record for that here today A lot of the folks I have spoken to said obviously they expected in uptick in cases as the economy began to reopen but the idea that there would not be enough hospital beds available is very concerning and it's not something that residents are keeping an eye on with the governor is also monitoring that and right now he says there is still an abundant amount of hospital beds available across the state that he has signaled that if it becomes an issue and if the situation becomes dire that he could always halt the elective surgeries to free up the hospital beds that are needed >> One last question, I know there has been a battle on the state and local level on what guidelines to mandates and how to enforce that and what is the latest There has been a lot of back and forth on that note Earlier this week, nine mayors and officials across the state sent a letter to Governor Abbott urging him to give them the power to require individuals to wear face masks and Governor Abbott yesterday clarified part of his executive order saying that while he does not believe that people should be jailed or fined, what local jurisdictions can do is put it on businesses to require the customers when they go into the businesses are wearing the mask and I spoke with the CEO of the Texas restaurant Association about that and some of the challenges that something like that my present

Take a listen to what she told us >> There is nervousness about asking front-line employees to navigate that and willing to be the standard bearers If you think about a young employee in the front door telling people they cannot come in without a mask and that's a tough situation to put an employee in >> Obviously we have seen the videos of people becoming irate after being asked to wear a mask That could be something that restaurants and business owners will have to grapple with and try to find the balance between customer support and relationships and also the need for safety as they continue to operate as a coronavirus is out there

>> Thank you so much >>> Healthcare workers are working overtime to help COVID-19 patients with coronavirus case is urging in 22 states and here's what they say about the long days and nights >> I get asked by my friends and family, how is work and I never really know how to answer >> A lot of us are working overtime Just to be able to take care of the volume of patients that we have

>> It weighs on you to know that At this point when the ICs are full, your struggling >> Today is a good day, good and bad day we're starting to see the numbers go up and seeing the numbers go up, we are trying to figure out has come to a point because we realize with the peaceful protesters and social distancing and also people are not wearing masks >> It's emotionally distracting to see the other young people get sick and the lives >> We live in a constant state of fear for ourselves, our family members, coworkers

>> Politicians are not doing a good job in letting the public know how tough things are A lot of the nurses are working so much >> Starting this week even the last week was my attitude for gratitude and this week I'm focused on we are almost there and is going to be okay One day at a time We will get there together

>>> Another 15 million Americans filed for unemployment last week The 13th week in a row that jobless claims were in the millions The correspondent runs through the numbers >> The jobless claims report is 1

5 million more people are now well over 40 million people in the last 12 weeks and 15 million people filed for unemployment in the last week and why is this important? It's a lot of people and the number is higher than what is expected Analysts were expecting 13 million and since the country has been reopening, we have seen the number go down and in the beginning of the closures we saw massive layoffs We shut down every business but now in every state they are going through some level of reopening so we are seeing the numbers go down and the fact that they are going at this week is concerning and it's also concerning them in some states where we've already seen broad-based reopening, we are starting to see some businesses and restaurants have to close again and they are closing again because coronavirus cases are spiking

Please remember that the jobless numbers are directly tied to COVID and for many businesses if they are forced to shut down again, there's a chance they won't survive and the expanded unemployment benefits, people are receiving it and there's a reason you see consumers went out Many Republicans have said they do not want to see the benefits extended but there are a lot of people and willing to go back to work because they're making so much money but it doesn't hold much water because many people are going — are not going back to work because of health concerns and they do not have childcare so well 15 million is still going down, it's a big number and anyone can think the economy is roaring back but it is certainly not roaring but it is climbing >>> The latest COVID-19 outbreak is under control according to Chinese health experts and are now working on balancing containment and recovery as they investigate the spike The foreign correspondence reports

>> Authorities here announced that the figures — the outbreak is contained but the restrictions may not be going away anytime soon and if anything they are expanded Another 21 cases today so the total of the outbreak is 158 and they are going to continue doing widescale testing and as of yesterday they tested 356,000 people and they have the capacity to do even more on a daily basis and restaurants have been ordered to shut down for as long as they have to to ensure that every worker they employ gets tested even if the establishments at the other end of the city And that is because the market supplies 80% of Beijing food, meat, produce and seafood and seafood is where investigators are zeroing in on because the environmental steps show cutting boards and counters have returned a positive results They also said that seafood vendors who got sick showed symptoms earlier than other vendors who got sick But the recovery that have been underway is now appended

There are restrictions on travel and eating out and I'm going to a Museum You cannot take a bus out of the city and more than 1300 flights canceled If you need to fly you need to show a green health code that would prove you don't live in what has been deemed a high risk neighborhood in Beijing and you have to take a test and prove that you are testing negative and you have to be prepared to save quarantine wherever it is you're going It's not a total lock down but it is a step back from where we were even one week ago which was arriving at a place that might be the new normal where we could move between cities and the economy was showing signs of revival The emergency level in Beijing that had been lowered a couple weeks ago was raised again

Maybe what's happening here can provide a look into the not so distant future for any cities or states that are looking to reopen and this is a pattern we are seen in countries across Asia and Japan, South Korea and Singapore where restrictions are lifted and there is an uptick in cases and the restrictions return Chinese officials say it is a cycle that we all have to get used to >>> You're watching NBC News Now It's news made for your streaming world Live weekdays starting at 6:00 A

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IT'S LATE-NIGHT, EARLY-MORNING DO YOU SEE THIS AND DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DO WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS PRICKLY, PAWNEE AND IT IS FREE THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS TO, THAT IS WHAT AND THAT IS WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>>> WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA AND WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT IS MOM AND TRY TO ERASE HER SON AND I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE ESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THE DEATH OF RAY SHARD BROOKS — RAYSHARD BROOKS THE OFFICER TURNED HIMSELF IN THIS MORNING >> I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT

I THINK IT'S A TRAGIC EVENT AND TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOOSE HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT >> THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW FROM OUTSIDE THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL IN ATLANTA RECORDS SHOW THAT THE OFFICER HAS NOW TURNED HIMSELF IN WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >> HE HAD UNTIL 6:00 PM

TO SURRENDER SO IT IS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED HE WAS BOOKED AT 3:18 PM THE FORMER OFFICER FACING FELONY MURDER COUNTS AND 10 OTHER COUNTS IN THE FATAL SHOOTING WE KNOW AS YOU STATED THAT HE TURNED HIMSELF IN EARLIER TODAY , HE AND HIS ATTORNEY WERE HERE AND THEY DID NOT HAVE MUCH TO SAY AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE JAIL BUT WE DID ASK QUESTIONS WE WERE ABLE TO GET A PRETTY LENGTHY INTERVIEW AND SOME OF THE THINGS THEY WANTED TO CLEAR UP RIGHT AWAY WAS THAT HE IS NOT A STATES WITNESS AND HAS NOT AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY AND IS NOT AGREED TO HELP THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

HE IS MERELY COOPERATING AND GIVING THEM THE FACTS OF THE NIGHT AS HE REMEMBERS THEM BUT HE WANTED TO MAKE CLEAR THAT ANY MISAPPREHENSION THAT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY MAY HAVE PUT OUT THERE YESTERDAY THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE A STATES WITNESS IS NOT TRUE >> I WANT TO ASK YOU FURTHER ABOUT THAT BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHETHER HE WOULD BE A STATE WITNESS AND YOU SAID THE ATTORNEY SAID IT WAS NOT THE CASE THAT I WANT TO PLAY WITH THE DA SAID ABOUT ALL OF THE BACK-AND- FORTH THIS AFTERNOON >> I'M DISAPPOINTED IN THE SYSTEM >> DEDICATING HIS LIFE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HAD A LOT OF FAITH IN THE SYSTEM IT WOULD SHAKE ONE'S BELIEF

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING WILL COME OUT ALL RIGHT HE KNOWS THE SYSTEM WILL WORK EVENTUALLY IT HAS TO BE A JURY AND IT'S GOING TO COME OUT ALL RIGHT FOR HIM IT WILL BE A ROUGH COUPLE OF MONTHS

>> WE QUEUED UP THE WRONG SOUND WE DO HAVE THE SOUND FROM THE DA >> THE WHOLE DISCUSSION IS SUBTERFUGE AWAY FROM THE REAL IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THE CASE I WILL JUST SAY THAT WE STAND BY OUR COMMENTS MADE ON YESTERDAY BUT I'M HOPING PEOPLE WILL TURN BACK TO THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE AND THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE IS THAT MR BROOKS IS DEAD FOR REALLY NO VALID REASON AT ALL

>> THE DA DID NOT REALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION THERE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME CLARITY AT LEAST FROM THE ATTORNEY AND HIS CONVERSATIONS ON MSNBC EARLIER >> ABSOLUTELY HE WAS CLEAR THAT HE IS NOT A STATES WITNESS BUT IS COOPERATING WITH THE DA AND PROVIDING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS HE CAN AND IS NOT TESTIFYING ON BEHALF OF ANYONE AND THAT HIS CLIENT IS INDEPENDENTLY COOPERATING AND IS NOT ESTATE'S WITNESS THE SOUNDBITE FROM THE DA INDICATES THAT THERE IS SOME DISCONNECT AS TO WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE GOING DOWN THE ROAD BUT THE ATTORNEY WAS CLEAR WITH US TODAY THAT THAT IS NOT THEIR INTENTION >> BOTH OFFICERS TODAY TURNING THEMSELVES IN AT THE FULTON COUNTY JAIL THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> THE HOUSE SPEAKER WANTS TO REMOVE FOUR PORTRAITS FROM THE CAPITAL AND THEY ARE PAST SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE IS SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL RESPONDING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DECISION? >> IT WILL BE HAPPENING WITHIN THE NEXT HALF HOUR THIS IS ONE OF THE UNILATERAL STEPS THAT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE CAN TAKE AND IT STARTED TO BUBBLE UP LAST WEEK AS WE HAVE SEEN THE PROTEST AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER THERE HAS BEEN A DEBATE ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THE HISTORICAL INEQUITIES IN AND AROUND THE CAPITAL WITH STATUES HERE OF SLAVEOWNERS AND PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE IN THE CONFEDERACY AND THE HISTORY OF WASHINGTON DC IS INTERTWINED CLOSELY WITH THE HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERACY AND WITH SLAVEHOLDING AND WHAT IF ANYTHING WAS CONGRESS PREPARED TO DO ABOUT THAT TODAY WE WILL SEE THE SPEAKER UNILATERALLY PICK THIS UP WITH FOUR OF THE PORTRAITS WITH A PORTRAIT FOR EVERY SPEAKER THAT IS MADE AND FOUR OF THEM WERE SPEAKERS FROM THE 1850S THAT ARE BEING REMOVED AND PLACED IN STORAGE AND IT'S A SMALL STEP AT A STEP NONETHELESS

>> I KNOW NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLIER AND WHAT IS SHE SAYING ABOUT THE DECISION? >> IT A DECISION WHOSE TIME WAS OVERDUE AND IT IS REFLECTED IN THE ATTITUDES WE ARE SEEING AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT HOW WE RECKON WITH A HISTORY AND THAT THESE ARE PEOPLE WHOSE PROFILE WE NO LONGER NEED TO SUPPORT OR PLACED IN POSITIONS OF HONOR TWO OF THE PORTRAITS ARE IN THE SPEAKER LOBBY OFF THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AND THE REPORTER SPENT A LOT OF TIME WERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SPEND TIME AND COULD BE CONSIDERED A POSITION OF HONOR AND THE SPEAKER DOES NOT CONSIDER THAT APPROPRIATE THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT CAN BE ACTED ON UNILATERALLY WITHOUT INVOLVING THE SENATE AND WITHOUT A LOT OF TO DO AND THE SPEAKER MENTIONED THIS AFTERNOON THAT IT IS GETTING DONE >> WHAT KIND OF REACTION IS THIS GETTING ON CAPITOL HILL AND SOMETIMES YOU THINK IT'S DONE UNILATERALLY AND YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET THE SAME RECEPTION >> THE HOUSE IS FUNCTIONALLY OUT AND SOME COMMITTEES ARE DOING SOME WORK AND THE MAJORITY — THE MINORITY LEADER MADE SOME COMMENTS TRYING TO BOUNCE US BACK ON JOE BIDEN AND IT DID NOT MAKE A LOT OF SENSE TO ME WITH THE POLITICAL ANSWER AND I THINK AND WE HEARD FROM THE MAJORITY LEADER THAT HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING A BROADER STEP TO GET RID OF ALL THE STATUES HE FELT LIKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT MIGHT BE A STEP TOO FAR

THIS MAY BE A GOLDILOCKS OPTION THAT THE SPEAKER CAN DO WITHOUT GENERATING A LOT OF ANGER EVEN FROM THE STATES REPRESENTATIVE >> HAVE WE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT WHETHER THERE WILL BE MORE MOVES TO TRY TO GET SOME OF THE OTHER STATUES AND I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN SOME BACK AND FORTH ABOUT BEING A STATES DECISION IT ANYMORE CONVERSATION ABOUT ARTWORK OR NAMES COMING DOWN? >> THE STATUTES ARE TRICKY BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S DONE AT THE STATE LEVEL AND WHILE YOU MAY SEE A STATE DELEGATION ENCOURAGING THE GOVERNORS TO MAKE OTHER CHOICES AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT IN YEARS PAST WITH THE ROSA PARKS STATUE, RELATIVELY NEW ADDITION ON CAPITOL HILL AND A LOT OF THE STATUES TO GET SWITCHED OUT AND I THINK WENT TO WATCH THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD SEE AN ACTUAL CHANGE ON IS THE MILITARY BASE NAMES THAT ARE NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS AND THEIR WE SAW MITCH McCONNELL ON THE SENATE SIDE SAID HE WOULD NOT BE APPROACHED TO CHANGE IN THE NAME AND SOMEONE WHO GREW UP IN KENTUCKY AND HAD RELATIVES WHO SERVED ON THE BASE THAT WAS NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT MAKE IT FULL INTO THE DEBATE, A GIGANTIC BILL THAT FUNDS THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, WATCH THAT SPACE AND I THINK IT'S PROBABLY MORE LIKELY TO SEE ACTION THAN THE STATUTES IN THE CAPITAL >> ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HEARD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MIGHT BE RECONSIDERING THAT AND IT'S ONE TO WATCH >> PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATIONS LOOK DIFFERENT THIS YEAR AS THE COUNTRY PROTEST RACISM CHECK OUT BEING BLACK AND CLEAR IN AMERICA A CONVERSATION HOSTED HERE'S A PREVIEW

>> A BLACK TRANS WOMAN WHO HAS GAINED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PREVIEWED — PRIVILEGE THERE HAVE COME CERTAIN PRIVILEGES WITH THAT WILL COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PRIVILEGES MAY NOT PROTECT ME BECAUSE WHEN I AM OUT ON THE STREET, I HAVE HAD MOMENTS WHERE I AM BEING SURVEILLANCE, MY FEMININITY IS BEING SURVEILLANCE IS A WALK IN THE CORNER STORE OR AS I WALKED DOWN THE SIDEWALK THROW GROUP OF BLACK MEN THAT GO FROM CAC CALLING ME TO EXAMINING MY FEMININITY A LITTLE BIT CLOSER AND SAME, THAT'S A MAN AND ALL THE SUDDEN MY HEART RATE GOES UP AND I'M NOT SURE IF THOSE ARE THE LAST WORDS I WILL HEAR >> NBC NEWS NOW AND SPECIAL PRIDE IN PROTEST , BLACK AND CLEAR IN IN AMERICA 2020, A CONVERSATION HOSTED BY JOSHUA JOHNSON AT 8:00 PM EASTERN

>>> HEY YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO ALEXA WITH THE UPDATE >> HEY ALLISON WE'RE STARTING OFF HEADLINES THIS HOUR OUT OF GEORGIA

THE TWO ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS OUTSIDE THE WENDY'S TURNED THEMSELVES IN THE FORMER OFFICER IS FACING 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER THE SECOND OFFICER AT THE SCENE IS FACING THREE CHARGES INCLUDING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT THAT OFFICER WAS RELEASED ON BOND AND SPOKE ABOUT FOR INITIAL ENCOUNTER WITH BROOKS TAKE A LISTEN

>> FOR MY INITIAL ENCOUNTER, I FOUND HIM REALLY PRESIDENT I'M RESPECTFUL TO HIM HE SEEMED LIKE SOMEONE THAT NEEDED MY HELP I WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE WAS SAFE >> MEANWHILE IN CALIFORNIA, NEW GUIDANCE ON MASKS

GOVERNOR NEWSOME IS REQUIRING ALL TO WEAR MASKS IN INDOOR OUTDOOR SETTINGS UP UNTIL NOW, THE GOVERNOR ALLOWED FISHES TO SET THE RULES NOW PEOPLE HAVE TO WEAR MASKS IN MOST ENVIRONMENTS BARRING VIEW EXCEPTIONS IN A STATEMENT, MASKS WERE CRITICAL IN KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AND ULTIMATELY REOPENING THE ECONOMY >>> JEAN KENNEDY SMITH IS FORMER AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND

THAT'S WHEN NBC BURKE MIXED WITH 92 RELATIVES REMEMBERED HER AS AN EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN THAT PLAYED A ROLE IN THE PIECE PROCESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND >>> FLORIDA IS GRAPPLING WITH A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES DATA SHOWS LESS THAN A QUARTER OF ICU BEDS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STATE A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE HEALTH AGENCY TOLD NBC NEWS HOSPITALS HAVE THE ABOUT TO SURGE CAPACITY VERY QUICKLY IF NEEDED FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES MADE CHANGES TODAY

TAKE A LISTEN >> OUR PART OF THE COUNTRY WITH FULL BLOWN OUTBREAKS, WHEN YOU LOOK AT PARTS OF FLORIDA, TEXAS, HOUSTON, AUSTIN AREA, ARIZONA AS WELL, ALABAMA, SOUTH CAROLINA THOSE ARE OUTBREAKS THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO PHRASE THEM WE'RE NOT REALLY IMPLEMENTING THE TOUGH TARGETED MEASURES TO GET THOSE OUTBREAKS UNDER CONTROL YET

>>> NOW FROM NBC'S BEN COLLINS, FACEBOOK REMOVED 88 ADS LOHSEED BY A NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAMPAIGN FOR VIOLATING ORGANIZED HATE POLICIES THE ADS FEATURED ASSEMBLED ONCE BY NAZIS COMPANY POLICY PROHIBITS USING A BAND HATE GROUP SYMBOL TO IDENTIFY USERS A COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN FINDS KEEPING THIS INVERTED TRIANGLE THAT FACEBOOK HAS AN EMOJI SIMILAR >>> THERE'S LOTS OF NEWS

BACK TO YOU >> ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> TODAY SUPREME COURT DECISION SAVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DREAMERS FROM DEPORTATION SHE'S A DREAMER, AUTHOR AND PRODUCER AT MSNBC YOU LIVED AND WORKED IN THE U

S YOUR WHOLE LIFE WHAT DID THE SUPREME COURT DECISION MEAN TO YOU? EVERYTHING I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HIDE HAPPY JOY TEARS ALL DAY >> DON'T HIDE THEM

>> EVERY SINCE 2017 WHEN THE PROGRAM WAS EXTENDED, ALL OF OUR LIVES WERE PUT ON HOLD TODAY'S MOMENT THE SUPREME COURT ONCE AGAIN IMPLEMENTED DACA BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE MOMENT IN 2012 IN JUNE WHEN I WAS TRYING TO NAVIGATE LIFE UNDOCUMENTED AND GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS AND PLANTING SEEDING AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO COME NEXT WHEN DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT THE CITIZENSHIP STATUS? THERE'S NEVER ONE MOMENT MY PARENTS SAT ME DOWN AND SAID YOU'RE ADOPTED FOR ME, IT WAS MOST STARTLING WHEN I ATRIED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE ADOPTING UNTIL THEY STARTED APPLYING FOR COLLEGE AND REALIZING I CAN'T APPLY FOR LOANS

I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS SO FROM THEN, WE SAW CLOSED DOORS AT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY FOR ME, YOU KNOW, LIVING A LIFE DOCUMENTED, IT BROUGHT A LOT OF FEELINGS OF SHAME ULTIMATELY TRYING TO REALIZE YOU'RE THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN CREATE THE NARRATIVE YOU WANT ABOUT YOURSELVES WHEN I FIRST REALIZED I WAS UNDOCUMENTED, IT WAS A CLEAR PATH OF TAKING RAINS FOR MY FUTURE

LOOK FOR SIDE JOBS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE THERE'S A WAY A LOT HAVE FOUND NEW INNOVATIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO GET THROUGH HARD POINTS IN THEIR LIVES IT SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT US WE WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP CONTRIBUTING >> THIS DECISION WE KNOW DOES NOT IMPACT ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THE U

S, JUST DACA RECIPIENTS WHAT'S NEXT FOR MILLIONS OF OTHER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALSO YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT COULD BE NEXT FOR DACA >> WE KNOW THIS ISN'T THE END OF THIS STORY I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FORGET DREAMERS THAT WERE OLDER THAN I WAS AND BABY DREAMERS GETTING IN BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE

THERE'S NO SOLUTION FOR THEM NOW THE IN ORDER FOR A SOLUTION FOR 11 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE STILL IN THIS COUNTRY UNTIL WE CAN CERTIFY INTO LAW WHAT DACA IS AND UNTIL CONGRESS CAN FIND A PATHWAY TO LEGALIZATION, WE'RE STILL VERY MUCH IN LIMBO ALTHOUGH TODAY WAS A MONTH MEN MOE JOYOUS DAY PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES IN HEALTH CARE, THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER WRITERS

THEY'RE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONTRIBUTING TO ALL WE WANTED WAS A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE THERE'S NO PATHWAY FORWARD TO CONGRESS THAT JUST CAN'T BE THESE STAY IN LIMBO UNTIL THEN >> THEY'RE OUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW COWORKERS

DANIELLA, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US AND SHARING HAPPY TEARS WITH US REALLY APPRECIATE IT >> THANK YOU ALLISON APPRECIATE YOU MAKING SPACE >> SEE YOU SOON

>>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI REACTED TO THE DACA DECISION EARLIER TODAY >> IT SUPPORTS OUR PRACTICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS WAY IS THE AMERICAN WAY I'M VERY PROUD OF IT

WE HAVE JULIE DO WE HAVE YOU THERE? YOU DO HI ALLISON >> EXCELLENT THANK YOU

JULIE SAVED THE DAY VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT CHANGE OF COURSE, NBC NEWS MANY SAYING THIS IS A MOE MOMENTOUS DAY I WALKED BY THE SUPREME COURT AFTER THE DECISION THIS MORNING

THERE WAS A SMALL GROUP OF DACA CELEBRATORS SMALLER THAN IT WOULD BE UNDER OTHER HISTORICAL CELEBRATIONS THE SUPREME COURT WASN'T THERE THEMSELVES IN THE BUILDING TO DELIVER THIS DECISION WE GOT THIS ONLINE GUYS, REALLY WHAT THIS MEANS IS THE WAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WENT ABOUT THIS IS IT'S BEEN DECIDED BY CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS

THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT THIS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT IS LEGAL THE WAY THEY SHOT DOWN DACA IS NOT ALLOWED WHAT THEY DIDN'T WEIGH IN ON IS WHETHER OR NOT DACA ITSELF IS ILLEGAL WHETHER OR NOT THAT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2012 TO ALLOW CHILDREN WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY BY THEIR PARENTS TO STAY HERE WHETHER OR NOT THAT WAS AN EXECUTIVE OVERREACH

WHAT THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD DO NOW IS GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND TRY TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO END DACA AS YOU'VE MENTIONED, THIS IS A VERY POPULAR PROGRAM IT MIGHT NOT BE A SMART THING FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO DO IN AN ELECTION YEAR WE SHOULD KNOW THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO END THERE ALWAYS WILL BE UNTIL CONGRESS

IT'S JUST DEFERRING THAT AND PUTTING THAT OFF UNTIL CONGRESS CAN PASS CONFERENCE WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM WHICH THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO IN DECADES, IT'S ALWAYS A QUESTION FOR THESE PEOPLE ALWAYS A QUESTION FOR THE DREAMERS AND FOR OTHER IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE HERE AND WANT TO PASS THIS MAY NOT BE THE DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD WANT TO MAKE IN AN ELECTION YEAR COULD HE END WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER LIKE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA STARTED WITH ONE? HE COULD REALLY

THE FACT IS HE DIDN'T DECIDE TO TAKE THAT ROUTE FROM THE BEGINNING THE REASON COULD BE BECAUSE OF HIS POPULARITY INSTEAD OF EXECUTIVE ORDER IN 2017, LIKE HE SAYS HE WOULD DO DURING HIS CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT TRUMP PUSHED US OFF ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS TO TRY TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE OF IF YOU'RE READING IT, YOU COULD THINK THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T WANT TO USE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO START WITH

WHY DOES HE NOW? THERE'S CONSERVATIVE RIGHT WING THAT'S BEEN GROWING SINCE THAT TIME IN 2017 STEPHEN MILLER GOT THE PROOPPONENT OF BUILDING THE WALL, OF CURBING LEGAL MIGRATION, SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT BORDER WE KNOW STEPHEN MILLER'S VOICE IS PROMINENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE THIS IS SOMEONE THAT HUNG ON THROUGH UPS AND DOWNS AND TURNING TABLES WE SEE AT WHITE HOUSE WE ALSO HAD KEN WHO'S NOW THE NUMBER TWO AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

HE HAS WHISPERED RECENTLY AND SEEN A FEW QUOTES FROM HIM HE HINTED THAT HE WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF PUTTING IN PLACE SOMETHING THAT WOULD ROLL DACA BACK IN SIX MONTHS IT IS VERY SIMILAR THAN IT WAS IN 2017 WE HAVE TO SEE WHICH ONES OF THESE WINS WILL PREVAIL AT THIS POINT, IT DOES SEEM TO BE A SIDE FOR DACA

WE'LL SEE WHERE THE COURSE OF THIS VERY TURBULENT YEAR GOES NEXT >> JULIA, I KNOW THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS TECHNICALLY NEARLY 800,000 DREAMERS IN LIMBO ARE STILL IN LIMBO THEY WONDER ABOUT A PERMANENT SOLUTION AS OF TODAY, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PEOPLE IN THE DACA PROGRAM? IT MEANS THEY CAN RENEW THEIR STATUS

THAT MATTERS SO MUCH PARTICULARLY IF YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO LIKE ALL OF YOU DREAMERS ARE GOING TO COLLEGE OR WORK I THINK STICK AROUND KEEP ME ON YOUR PAYROLL BECAUSE I AM HERE FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT CONTINUE TO RENEW AND THAT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE FOR THEM >> CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS WAS THE SWING VOTE IN TWO LANDMARK DECISIONS IN THIS WEEK AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION

HE WROTE THE MAJORITY OPINION TODAY WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT HIS ROLE ON THE SUPREME COURT? IT'S INTERESTING CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS TECHNICALLY WE SAW THE FIRST SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPOINTEE BY TRUMP GO ON THE MORE LIBERAL SIDE EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH ANOTHER DECISION HE WAS THE MAJORITY WRITER WE'RE SEEING KIND OF THE SHIFT RIGHT NOW WHICH WE TYPICALLY THINK OF

ON THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE, HE DOES NOT WANT TO BOX HIMSELF IN BY SAYING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS GOING TOO FAR BY STRIKING THE DOWN DACA BECAUSE THIS WHOLE ARGUMENT, WHICH ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO ARGUE THAT THE OTHER WENT TOO FAR? WE SEE BOTH SIDES ARE VERY NERVOUS TO GET NEAR THE ARGUMENT OF WHAT IS EXECUTIVE OVERREACH WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION? THERE'S A WIDE LATITUDE >> JULIA ANSLEY, GREAT TO SEE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >> HERE'S HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI REACTED TO THE DACA DECISION EARLIER TODAY

>> THE DACA DECISION IS SOMETHING THAT SUPPORTS OUR VALUES AS A COUNTRY THE DREAMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ENJOY MORE POPULARITY THAN ANYONE THIS IS THE AMERICAN WAY WE'RE VERY PROUD OF IT >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT LEANNE CALDWELL JOINING ME NOW

WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS SAYING ABOUT THE DECISION ON THE SUPREME COURT >> YOU HEARD FROM HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI SHE WAS THRILLED THAT'S THE OPINION OF MOST DEMOCRATS THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER WAS ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE THIS MORNING

WHEN HE STARTED SPEAKING, HE SAID HE HAD JUST PREVIOUSLY BROKE DOWN IN TEARS HE WAS SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION THEN AS HE WAS SPEAKING ON THE FLOOR, HE GOT EMOTIONAL DEMOCRATS OVERWHELMINGLY ARE THRILLED AT THIS DECISION ON THE OTHER HAND, REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR DECADES NOW

THAT'S THE REASON MANY SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED BECAUSE OF SUPREME COURT THEY WERE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION TODAY, EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS AND WHERE HE CAME DOWN ON THE DECISION SO IT WAS NOT A GREAT DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT, ALLISON, NOT A GREAT DAY FOR REPUBLICANS AND THE SENATE ESPECIALLY WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING TO CONFIRM AND NOMINATE THESE CONSERVATIVE JUDGES FOR MANY YEAR YEARS THAT'S ONE THING THAT BOTH SIDES ARE SAYING THAT NOW THAT MEANS IT FELL APART

THE CLOSER WE GET TO THIS ELECTION, THE MORE IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN I DON'T EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR IT IS SOMETHING THAT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE SAY IS GOING TO BE NECESSARY AS THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOW PUT IT IN THE HANDS OF CONGRESS, ALLISON >> LEANNE, ANOTHER BIG TOPIC ON THE HILL THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS POLICE REFORM BILL IS HEADING TO CONFERENCE WITH THE SENATE NEXT WEEK

REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE THEIR OWN BILL I THINK WE ALL WANT TO KNOW IS THERE ANY CHANCE WE'LL SEE SOME SORT OF COMPROMISE ON THIS BEFORE THE JULY? WE'RE SUPERRER EARLY WE'RE EXPECTING THE HOUSE TO VOTE NEXT WEEK THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE OUT THE BARE VERSION, REPUBLICAN VERSION NEXT WEEK AS WELL THE PROCESS IS GOING TO BE MUCH LONGER TO TAKE OVER A WEEK AND TO GET THROUGH THE PROCESS

WE DON'T KNOW YET HOW THE PARAMETERS OF THE DEBATE ARE GOING TO LOOK, HOW MANY AMENDMENTS THEY'RE GOING TO ALLOW THESE ARE THINGS MITCH MCCONNEL CONTROLS DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T AGREED YET TO MOVE ONTO THE BILL THEY'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THEY'RE GOING TO BLOCK IT REMEMBER TO DO ANYTHING IN THE SENATE, YOU NEED 60 VOTES

REPUBLICANS ONLY HAVE 53 MEMBERS THEY NEED AT LEAST 7 DEMOCRATS TO MOVE ONTO ANY LEGISLATION WE ARE VERY EARLY ON IN THIS PROCESS WE COULD SEE IT PASS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEXT WEEK WE COULD SEE IT PASS THE SENATE AND THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS

THE REPUBLICAN BILL THEN BOTH SIDES HAVE TO COME TOGETHER ONE PROMISING SIGN ALLISON IS SPEAKER PELOSI TOLD US TODAY SHE WAS SUPPORTING GOING TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE THAT MEANS WHERE THE HOUSE AND SENATE GET TOGETHER WITH THEIR DIFFERENT BILLS AND NEGOTIATED OUT AFTER THE END OF THE PROCESS THAT WAS A NOD TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO SAY GO THROUGH THE PROCESS IN THE SENATE, LET'S SEE WHERE WE LAND

>> I KNOW IT IS STILL VERY EARLY IN THE PROCESS BOTH PARTIES HAVE AGREED THERE NEEDS TO BE POLICE REFORM IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S A GOOD SIGN FROM THE SPEAKER SAYING YEAH, THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO GO TO CONFERENCE I KNOW WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO OF COURSE GARRETT WAS TELLING US JUST THE OTHER DAY, THERE ARE ALL OF THESE ISSUES

THE RECESS IS COMING UP TIME OFF, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU'RE IN THE HEAT OF THE ELECTION IT SEEMS LIKE TIMING COULD BE AN ISSUE HERE >> TIMING IS ABSOLUTELY AN ISSUE THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE STILL EXTREMELY FAR APART

DEMOCRATS WANT THE NATIONAL STANDARDS ON CHOKE HOLDS AND NO KNOCK WARRANTS REPUBLICANS WANT TO STUDY NO KNOCK WARRANTS THEY WANT TO TRY TO LIMIT BY CONTROLLING THEY DISAGREE ON FUNDING REPUBLICANS GIVE POLICE DEPARTMENTS MORE MONEY TO IMPLEMENT MORE TRAINING AND DEESCALATION TACTICS

DEMOCRATS ARE INCHING CLOSER TO THIS LEFT ON THIS ISSUE AND NOT GIVING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEW MONEY TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES SAYING THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY THERE'S A LOT OF ISSUES BOTH SIDES HAVE TO WORK OUT THERE'S A LOT OF MOMENTUM NOW IT DOES SEEM BOTH SIDES WANT TO GET AN ANSWER ARE THEY GOING TO UNDERSTAND PERFECTION IN ORDER TO ALLOW THINGS TO PASS? IT'S A LONG WAY TO GO

YEAH, SEEMS LIKE A LONG ROAD AHEAD THANK YOU >> YOU TOO >>> THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IS GOOD NEWS FOR THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE THAT RELY ON DACA FOR PROTECTION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, EDUCATION THE JACOB JOINS ME NOW

HE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE UPCOMING BOOK SEPARATED INSIDE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY IT'S ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S SEPARATION POLICY IT'S DUE OUT JULY 7th WE'RE SO EXCITED TO READ IT JACOB, YOU CAN PREORDER IT NOW

YOU'VE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY FOR YEARS HOW ARE DREAMERS REACTING TO THE DECISION TODAY >> IT'S TENS OF THOUSANDS, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN FACT WHO ARE IN THE SAME BOAT AND HAVE BASICALLY BEEN GIVEN A REPRIEVE FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING DEPORTED TO A COUNTRY THAT THEY'VE NEVER KNOWN THE VAST MAJORITY OF DREAMERS COME FROM MEXICO THE VAST MAJORITY ARE IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA

WHEN YOU TALK TO FOLKS WHO ARE IN THIS POSITION, EVERY ONE OF THEM WILL TELL YOU THEY'RE HERE BY NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE BY THEIR PARENTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN THEY MADE THEIR LIVES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS AMERICANS WITHOUT THE LABEL HERE IN LOS ANGELES, THEY'RE CALIFORNIANS EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE SHOULD BE CITIZENSHIP, CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY, MAKING WONDERFUL FRIENDS

AGUILAR IS A BARISTA NOT BAR AWAY AT A COFFEE SHOP IN LA HE REVEALED TO ME MANY YEARS AGO HE WAS A DREAMER AFTER SEEING THE REPORTING WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT I WANTED TO KNOW FROM HIM, GETTING TO KNOW HIM AS A PERSON NOT AN ACTIVIST OR LABEL OF DREAMER WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE LIFE WITH THIS LABEL? HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD ME

TAKE A LOOK >> INVISIBLE SEPARATION BETWEEN MYSELF AND MANY OUT THERE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF OUR LEGAL STATUS I DON'T KNOW WHAT THOSE PEOPLE LOOK LIKE IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU WALK AROUND AND SHARE HOPING I DON'T GET PULLED OVER HE'S A REGULAR GUY LIKE ANYBODY THAT YOU OR I KNOW

HE HAS TO FEAR ON A DAILY BASIS GETTING PICKED UP AND DEPORTED TO A PLACE HE THIS IS ONE THING ONE PERSON RESPONDED JOSE HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND FOR 12 YEARS HE'S THE PERSON I TRUST MOST IN THE WORLD I'M HAPPY FOR HIM

SHE ADDED, SO PROUD OF DREAMER THATS CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD DESPITE ALL THAT TRIED TO HOLD BACK FOR SO LONG THAT'S RIGHT THIS HAS BEEN HOLDING PEOPLE BACK FOR A LONG TIME THERE'S BEEN A WEIRD LIMBO STATUS TODAY THEY CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF AND GET BACK TO THE DRAWING TABLE AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THEIR LIVES PERMANENT IN THE UNITED STATES

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT I DON'T WANT TO BE THE DEBBIE DOWNER THERE'S A LOT FOR FOLKS TO CELEBRATE TODAY LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CONCERNS AND POTENTIALLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD DO IN RESPONSE TO THIS DECISION THEN THE CONCERNS ABOUT THE FACT THIS DOES NOT MAKE DACA A PERMANENT PROGRAM

THIS IS NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO DACA THIS IS THE SUPREME COURT SAYING THE WAY THE ADMINISTRATION ATTEMPTED TO GET RID OF THE PROGRAM WAS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO IS GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND FIGURE OUT IF THEY CHOOSE TO GET RID OF THIS PROGRAM THAT'S A POLITICAL CALCULATION THEY'LL HAVE TO MAKE IN THE MEANTIME, FOLKS I TALKED TO LIKE IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ARE USING THIS TIME PERIOD TO TRY TO GET IN DACA RENEWALS, PUT PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM WHEN WE'RE BARRED FROM ENTERING IN THIS PERIOD OF TIME

THAT'S SO INTERESTING TO ME WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE CURRENTLY IN THE PROGRAM, ELIGIBLE TO BE IN THE PROGRAM, APPLY FOR PROTECTIONS OF THE PROGRAM NOW IN BETWEEN THE TIME THE SUPREME COURT MADE THE DECISION AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DECIDES TO DO WHATEVER IS NEXT I'VE SEEN INDICATIONS FROM PEOPLE IN IMMIGRATION LAW AND ACTIVISM THAT'S TO MOVE AHEAD TO GET PEOPLE PROTECTIONS THAT THIS EXECUTIVE ACTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AFFORDS >> JACOB, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THE BOOK

>> THANKS ALLISON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTING TODAY'S SUPREME COURT DECISION ON DACA TWEETING , QUOTE, THESE HORRIBLE AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES REPUBLICANS OR CONSERVATIVES NBC WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT KELLY O'DONNELL IS JOINING ME NOW WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP FOR THE WHITE HOUSE HERE? CERTAINLY THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO MAKE THE OUTCOME OF THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND THE ONE LAST WEEK DEALING WITH WORK PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE FROM THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY TO SAY THERE ARE LARGER ISSUES FOR THE CAMPAIGN SEAT THAT'S ALWAYS THE CASE 20 A GREAT DEGREE THAT THE SUPREME COURT IS THE PRESIDENTIAL YEAR BATTLE

THIS PRESIDENT IS ARGUING THAT IF YOU LOOK TO JOHN ROBERTS WHO'S THE CHIEF JUSTICE, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W BUSH, A REPUBLICAN, AND OFTEN VERY MUCH A CONSERVATIVE, HE HAS BECOME AT TIMES THE NEW SWING VOTE AFTER ANTHONY KENNEDY STEPPED DOWN FROM THE COURT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO SAY VOTE FOR HIM IN ORDER TO HAVE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES IF THERE'S ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE COURT AT A FUTURE TIME HE TURNED TO TWITTER SAYING HE WILL RELEASE A LIST OF SUITABLE JUSTICES THAT COULD BE AMONG HIS CHOICES FOR THE HIGH COURT HE'LL DO THAT BY SEPTEMBER 1st HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO FILL TWO SEATS

THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO GET THOSE VOTERS MOTIVATED BY THE SUPREME COURT TO SAY YET AGAIN HE WOULD FOLLOW A PREDICTABLE PATTERN ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE, THEY'RE SAYING THAT % THAT,, , ,, ,,, THIS IS A REAL INSIGHT INTO THE PRESIDENT'S THINKING ABOUT JOHN BOLTEN SOME IS EXACTLY AS WE EXPECT THAT HE TALKS ABOUT THE FACT JOHN BOLTEN WAS CHOSEN TO BE HIS THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER IN PART >> HE WROTE WITH HIS IN-PERSON INTERVIEW IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, IT'S A PRINTED RESPONSE

BOLTEN, HIS PUBLISHER AND LAWYERS SAY THE RESISTANCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALL ABOUT AN UNFLATTERING PORTRAIT AND NOT ABOUT ACTUAL CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE IN THE BOOK ITSELF IT'S BEEN PRINTED IT HAS BEEN OBTAINED BY NEWS ORGANIZATIONS IT'S NOT YET IN THE STORES AND AVAILABLE FOR SALE ALLISON? KELLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO ADDRESSED HIS CONTROVERSIAL DECISION TO SCHEDULE HIS FIRST CORONAVIRUS ERA RALLY ON FOR JUNETEENTH

>> THIS HAS BLOWN UP AS A CONTROVERSY NOW THE PRESIDENT ARE TRYING TO PUT A POSITIVE SPIN ON THAT HE SAID THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INTERVIEWED AND HE IS MAKING IT MORE OF A CELEBRATION AND MAKING THE HOLIDAY A MUCH BIGGER DEAL FOR MANY 245 DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT THAT'S REVEALING FOR THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF THAT HE WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH JUNETEENTH IN IN THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THIS IS A WELL KNOWN NATIONAL DAY OF OBSERVANCE FOR THE END OF SLAVERY AFTER EMANCIPATION

THERE WAS A DELAY BEFORE SOME AFRICAN- AMERICANS WERE ALERTED TO THE FACT THAT THEY WERE IN FACT FREE IT'S A SEPARATE KIND OF EMANCIPATION DAY, A FREEDOM DAY AS DESCRIBE ED HE SAYS THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY THAT'S A TRUMP SPIN ON WHAT WAS AT FIRST A MISSTEP FOR HIS ADMINISTRATION, NOT BEING AWARE OF IT THE PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGED HE WASN'T AWARE OF JUNETEENTH NOW TRYING TO SAY HE TRIED TO BRING SO MUCH ATTENTION TO IT

IT'S A GOOD THING HE CLAIMS TO GET MORE PEOPLE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S GOING ON WITH JUNETEENTH I SAW TODAY THE TEXAS SENATOR WHO'S UP FOR RE-ELECTION IS SAYING JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE A FEDERAL HOLIDAY CERTAINLY JUNETEENTH IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION AND PART OF OUR CONVERSATION IN WAYS THAT HAVE BEEN UNCOMFORTABLE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE AND IN WAYS BRINGING MORE AWARENESS ALLISON? KELLY O'DONNELL, AS ALWAYS, THANKS SO MUCH THANKS SO MUCH

, >>> SOME BUSINESSES IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA ARE CLOSING AHEAD OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RALLY THERE THIS WEEKEND THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES IN TULSA DOUBLING THIS PAST WEEK NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY JOINING US FROM TULSA A MASSIVE CROWD EXPECTED AT THIS WEEKEND'S RALLY WHAT ARE CITY LEADERS CONCERNED WITH? ARE THEY WORRIED ABOUT A POTENTIAL SUPER SPREADER EVENT HERE? ABSOLUTELY

YOU HAVE THE HEAD OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HERE IN TULSA SAYING PEOPLE SHOULD BE NERVOUS ABOUT ATTENDING THIS RALLY THEIR CHANCES OF CONTRACTING THE CORONAVIRUS THE GO UP GREATLY IF THEY COME TO THE RALLY THE REPUBLICAN MAYOR SAID, HE WISHES IT WASN'T TAKING PLACE BUT HERE WE ARE EXPECTING 100,000 PEOPLE TO DESCEND ON TULSA IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES ARE SHUTTING DOWN IN PREPARATION THIS WHOLE DOWNTOWN AREA ARE SHUTTING DOWN

THIS IS NOT JUST PEOPLE COMING TO THE RALLY BUT PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN TULSA ONCE THESE FOLKS THAT DROVE UP GO AWAY THE CONCERN IS THEY'LL GO HOME, THE VIRUS HERE WILL SPIKE AS YOU SAID, THAT CURVE IS HEADED THE WRONG WAY IN TULSA MORE CASES EVERYDAY, MORE FOLKS HEADED FOR THE HOSPITALS THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN HERE, ALLISON

>> CAL, YOU TALKED ABOUT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS AT 100% SPIKES THIS WEEK IN TULSA WHAT ARE HOSPITALS DOING CAN THEY HANDLE CASES IF IT GETS WORSE THAN THIS? THEY CAN HANDLE MORE CASES BUT ONLY UNTIL CAPACITY THEY START MOVING PATIENTS AROUND THERE WAS AN OP- ED IN ONE OF THE LOCAL PAPERS BY A CONSERVATIVE NURSE HERE

IT'S REALLY SOMETHING SHE SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD STAY HOME SHE'S WORRIED ABOUT IT SHE'S SEEING PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL, NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE PEOPLE GETTING SICK TODAY WHO ARE TESTING POSITIVE ARE GOING TO BE REALLY SICK IN FIVE OR SIX DAYS

THAT'S WHAT FOLKS HERE ARE WORRIED ABOUT IN THESE HOSPITALS THE PEOPLE ARE TESTING POSITIVE TODAY A WEEK FROM NOW END UP IN THIS HOSPITAL THERE'S A LIMIT TO THE ICU BEDS IN ALL OF THESE CITIES THERE'S A LIMIT HERE IN TULSA CERTAINLY I THINK THAT'S THE CONCERN

LOOK, WE TALK ABOUT 19,000 PEOPLE INDOORS SOME OF THEM WEARING MASKS, SOME OF THEM NOT THIS IS THE CONCERN ABSOLUTELY >> CAL PERRY IN TULSA, THANKS SO MUCH >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACTS WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT'S GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER

>> THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS I'D BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? WE DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> I'M GERMANE LEE JOIN ME AS WE GO TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT EVERY STEP AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON

I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT BUT NOT LESS THAN THAT'S THE THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT BREAK NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN

>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING BACK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF

THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED FIRST ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> MORE THAN HALF A MILLION FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THAT MEANS 45 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS SINCE MARCH

SOME PEOPLE THAT APPLIED MONTHS AGO ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE BENEFITS NBC NEWS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW JOE, THIS IS THE 13th WEEK IN A ROW, THE JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE IN THE MILLIONS WANT TO RUN THROUGH TODAY'S NUMBERS IF YOU WILL? IT FEELS LIKE AT LEAST THE 13th WEEK IN A ROW WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS AND REPORTING ON THE GOOD NEWS IS WITHIN THAT TIME FRAME, 11 WEEKS SO FAR YOU'VE SEEN THE NUMBER TICK DOWN FROM THE PEAK WE SAW EARLIER

SO THE GOOD NEWS IS IT'S COMING DOWN A LITTLE BIT, HOWEVER, WE'RE STILL IN THE MILLIONS WE'RE TALKING 15 MILLION CLAIMS FILED IN ONE WEEK COME PAIR TO LAST YEAR THAT'S SEVERAL, SEVERAL, SEVERAL TIMES THE AMOUNT OF CLAIMS THAT WE WOULD SEE IN A NORMAL TIME WHEN THE ECONOMY WAS DOING SO MUCH BETTER

WHAT THIS INDICATES IS THERE'S STILL A LOT OF LAYOFFS THEY'RE HOLDING STEADY YOU DON'T WANT TO FORGET OVER 600,000 FILED FOR PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AS WELL PUTTING THE WEEKLY NUMBER OF CLAIMS IF YOU DO IF MATH TOGETHER TO 22 MILLION CLAIMS, ALLISON >> SOME AMERICANS HAVE BEEN WAITING WAY TOO LONG FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

WE'VE SEEN THIS UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO OF PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY WAITING FOR HOURS FOR ANSWERS OUTSIDE A TEMPORARY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OFFICE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? DO WE KNOW >> FOR THE THIRD DAY IN A ROW, PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY ARE LINING UP TO TALK TO SOMEONE IN PERSON AT POP UP UNEMPLOYMENT CENTERS THE REASON THERE'S A LINE BECAUSE FOR SO LONG YOU WEREN'T ABLE TO GO TALK TO ANYONE IN PERSON AS TRADITIONALLY ABLE TO PEOPLE TRYING ON THE PHONE AND TRYING TO GET ONLINE ARE FRUSTRATED

THEY'RE DRIVING FROM ACROSS THE STATE TO DRY TO GET AN APPOINTMENT AND LINE UP IN THE SUMMER HEAT YOU ALSO HAVE LINES HAPPENING IN ALABAMA INTERESTINGLY IN WASHINGTON STATE, THEY'RE DEALING WITH ALL KINDS OF COMPLICATIONS OF FRAUD THERE NOW THEY'RE BRINGING IN THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP INVESTIGATE WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE THERE'S ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS HAPPENING NOW

THEY'RE MANUFACTURING IN VISUAL WAYS BECAUSE WE'RE NOW COMING OUT AND REOPENING THESE STATES THOSE BENEFITS EXPIRE AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH IF CONGRESS DOESN'T EXTEND THEM WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THOSE FOLKS WHERE DOES THIS STAND? IT MEANS YOU BETTER GET YOUR BUDGET IN ORDER IF YOU'RE PLANNING OR ANTICIPATING THE FACT YOU WILL BE UNEMPLOYED THROUGH JULY 31st JEROME POWELL, THE FED CHAIR TESTIFYING BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE

HE RECOMMENDS TO CONGRESS DON'T LET BENEFITS LAST IT WILL COST THE GOVERNMENT MORE IT'S MORE IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO STAY IN HOMES, PAY THEIR RENT IN THEIR APARTMENT, FEED THEIR FAMILIES TO GET THROUGH TOUGH TIMES MORE JOBS COME BACK ONLINE POWELL ALSO SAYS A LOT OF JOBS AREN'T COMING BACK OR IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT LONGER THAN EXPECTED

ALLISON? JO, EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING, THESE ARE ASTOUNDING JOBLESS CLAIMS THANKS SO MUCH FOR WALKING US THROUGH THEM EVERY WEEK >> THANKS ALLISON >>> NEARLY HALF THE STATES IN THE US

ARE SEEING A RISE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES 22 TO BE EXACT FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, ALL HITTING RECORD SPIKES NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROCK REPORTS FROM FLORIDA >> ALLISON, GOOD AFTERNOON

WE HAVE SEEN A CORONAVIRUS HOT ZONE SHIFTING IN THE MAP YOU REMEMBER THE NORTHEAST WHEN NEW YORK WAS THE EPICENTER OF ALL THIS? GOVERNOR CUOMO WENT SAYING WE HAD THE WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY TO NOW HAVING THE BEST INSTEAD HOT ZONES SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA ARE LOOKING AT RECORD NUMBERS OF COVID- 19 CASES THE BIG PICTURE IS RATHER UNSETTLING AS WELL

IN ARIZONA, THEY'RE STARING AT A SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS IN TEXAS, HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP SPEAKING OF TEXAS, TUG OF WAR IN THE LONE STAR STATE THEY'RE ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO REQUIRE MASKS IN THEIR CITY HE SAID NO

A LOCAL AREA CAME OUT WITH THEIR OWN ORDER REQUIRING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS GOING INTO BUSINESSES THERE'S REPORTS GOVERNOR ABBOT IS NOT GOING TO FIGHT THAT LASTLY, HERE IN FLORIDA, WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE OF 117% IN COVID-19 CASES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS 65% IN JUST ONE WEEK 22,000 CASES IN JUST TWO WEEKS

TEMPERATURE GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS ASKED ARE YOU CONSIDERING ROLLING THINGS BACK, GIVEN WHAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW SPORTS LEAGUES ARE COMING THERE'S GOING TO BE A REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION LATER THIS SUMMER THERE ARE NO PLANS TO DIAL IT BACK HE'S TRUSTING PEOPLE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS

SO FAR, FLORIDANS HAVE THAT'S THE LATEST HERE IN MIAMI >>> NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR TORRES JOINS ME NOW RISING CASE IN 22 STATES

HOW CONCERNED SHOULD WE BE NOW? I THINK WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ESPECIALLY THE WAY SPIKES ARE HAPPENING AS STAN WAS SAYING, NEW YORK TENDS TO BE ON THE LOWER END SOUTHERN STATES ARE ON THE HIGHER END OF THESE CASES DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T TURN AROUND

YOU'RE SEEING RACES IN THE SOUTHERN STATES WHERE THEY START TO OPEN UP SOONER AND FASTER THEY START TO OPEN UP MORE THAN THE OTHER STATES WHERE YOU'RE NOT SEEING AS MANY CASES WHEN YOU START OPENING UP, CASES START SPIKE THE IDEA WAS MAKE SURE SPIKES DIDN'T TURN TO OUTBREAKS WE'RE NOT THERE YET BUT GETTING CLOSE TO HAVING OUTBREAKS

HOPEFULLY THIS DOESN'T ACCELERATE YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO SEE STATES IMPOSING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS NOT TOTAL LOCKDOWNS BUT RESTRICTIONS ESPECIALLY ONES LOOKING AT FACE MASKS AND MANDATING AREAS THESE LARGE EVENTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE GATHERING IS ANOTHER AREA WHERE SPIKES HAPPEN OVER TWO, THREE, FIVE WEEK PERIOD

PEOPLE AT THE RALLIES GET THEM AND SPREAD THEM TO SOMEBODY ELSE THAT'S WHAT EXPERTS ARE LOOKING FOR, TO SEE THE SPREAD OCCUR IN DIFFERENT STATES, ALLISON >> LET'S LOOK AT WHAT GOVERNORS ARE SAYING IN SOME OF THE STATES SEEING RISING CASES WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE >> WE'RE COEXISTING WITH COVID-19

WE DO NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN EITHER RETURNING THE JOBS THE OR PROTECTING HEALTH CARE >> EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR A FACE MASK >> GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA AND TEXAS SAYING THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA GIVING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE ABOUT TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF POLICIES? WHAT ARE LEADERS NEEDING TO BE DOING HERE? I AGREE WITH WHAT THE LEADERS ARE SAYING

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ONE OR THE OTHER WE CAN DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME THAT MEANS IMPOSING FEW MORE RESTRICTIONS THAN THEY WANT TO NOW IF WE'RE GOING TO OPEN UP, IF PEOPLE ARE GOING BACK TO WORK, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO MANDATE THE MASKS OR AT LEAST MAKE IT SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS IN ORDER TO PROTECT IT FROM SPREADING TO OTHER PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT OUTBREAKS AND DO TARGETED SHUT DOWNS

IF A BUILDING HAS OUTBREAKS, SHUT THAT DOWN ANYONE THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A BIG EFFORT ON STATES TO GET IT DONE DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T DO IT IT'S NOT QUITE AT THE LEVEL THE PROBLEM IS CONCERN 1 THEY'RE OPENING UP, KEEPING PEOPLE HEALTHY

THEY'RE NOT KEEPING PRESSURES TO KEEP PEOPLE HEALTHY >> THAT'S THE KEY ALLISON >> DR JOHN, IN SOME STATES DOCTORS SAY INCREASED TEST AS GOOD BEHIND THE UPTICK IN DAYS HEALTH CARE OFFICIALS SAY THAT IS NOT RIGHT

CAN YOU EXPLAIN? THEY'RE SAYING INCREASED TESTING IS BEHIND THE NUMBER THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE NUMBERS THAT IS TRUE YOU'RE ALSO SEEING THE RATES THE GO UP, AND HOSPITALIZATIONS GO UP AS WELL THOSE ARE CASES THAT ARE GOING UP TOO

BOTH THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME WE CAN'T SAY THERE'S NOT AN INCREASE IN CASES BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE ARE TESTING MIGHT BE MORE APPARENT THAN A FEW WEEKS OR MONTHS AGO THOSE CASES ARE THERE WE NEED TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THAT

WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY IS GOING TO AFFECT US TWO WEEKS FROM NOW THAT'S ONE THING THE GOVERNORS AND LEADERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND TO PROTECT PEOPLE NOW TO KEEP THESE THINGS UNDER CONTROL THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS ALLISON? ALL RIGHT, DR JOHN, THANKS SO MUCH >> YOU BET

>>> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHO'S TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS

WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> INTRODUCING PEACOCKS WHAT'S PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCKS LET'S GO IT'S STREAMING THE, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT'S SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, DOCS, TUNES

>> THERE'S MORE >> MORE? YES, YES, YES TONS IT'S TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MIND BENDING, LATE NIGHTS, EARLY MORNINGS YOU SEE THIS? YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT'S FOR YOU

IT'S FOR EW, FOR AWW IT'S ET AND OH IT'S FREE >> FREE

>> FREE >> WHO'S WITH ME? THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY

>> COME ON >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT

>> NOW AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS >> BOTH ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS TURNED THEMSELVES IN GARRETT ROLFE WAS BOOKED ON 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KATY BECK JOINS ME NOW HAVE YOU SEEN HE OR HIS ATTORNEY YET? WHAT DO YOU KNOW SO FAR? WE HAVE NOT SEEN THEM WE'RE AWARE ROLFE BOOKED IN 3:18 LOOKS LIKE HIS CLIENT WOULD BE EXONERATED HE COULD BE RELEASING EVIDENCE AS SOON AS TOMORROW TO EVEN THE SCALES IN TERMS OF COVERAGE

AS FOR THE OTHER OFFICER, HE TURNED HIMSELF IN EARLIER TODAY WE WERE ABLE TO SPEAK TO HIM AND HIS ATTORNEY BOTH OF THEM HAD A CANDID INTERVIEW THIS AFTERNOON DESCRIBING SOME OF THE DISCONNECTS BETWEEN WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD BE CLEAR THAT HE WOULD NOT, THAT HE IS COOPERATING WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY PROVIDING HIM WITH THE DETAILS HE CAN RECALL FROM THAT NIGHT HE'S IN NO WAY TESTIFYING AGAINST ANYONE OR AGAINST OFFICER ROLFE IN THIS CASE THERE'S CERTAINLY A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THAT AND WHAT THE DA SAID YESTERDAY

IT SEEMS THAT WILL BE CLARIFIED TODAY >> I KNOW YOUR TEAM CAUGHT UP WITH BROSNAN'S ATTORNEY TODAY WHAT DID HE SAY? HE FELT THE CHARGES WERE UNFAIR AGAINST HIS CLIENT HIS CLIENT NEVER DREW A WEAPON HE IN FACT SUFFERED A CONCUSSION AND BASICALLY NOT AT FAULT IN THIS CASE

HE THINKS HE WAS CHARGED WITH NOT RENDERING MEDICAL AID SOONER HE SAYS HIS CLIENT HAS BEEN GIVEN AN UNFAIR DEAL IN THIS SCENARIO THERE'S NO PLAN AT THIS POINT FOR HIM TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ANYTHING HE SAYS THIS IS A CASE THAT WE'RE WILLING TO FIGHT WHILE WE'RE BEING COOPERATIVE, WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT TAKING LIGHTLY THE FACT WE'RE NOW A DEFENDANT IN THIS CASE

WE ALSO HAVE TO DEFEND OURSELVES WE FEEL WE HAVE A GOOD DEFENSE >> KATY, THERE'S BEEN CONFUSION BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WHETHER BROSNAN WILL BE A WITNESS IN THE CASE AGAINST ROLFE HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THAT BACK AND FORTH >> THAT WHOLE DISCUSSION IS SUCH A HUGE WAY FROM REAL IMPORTANT ISSUES

I'LL STICK BY COMMENTS MADE ON YESTERDAY I'M HOPING PEOPLE WILL TURN BACK TO THE CROOKS OF THIS ISSUE AND THE ISSUE IS THAT MR BROOKS IS DEAD FOR REALLY NO VALID REASON AT ALL >> HE'S NOT COOPERATING AGAINST ANYBODY HE'S GOING TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED

HE'S GOING TO DESCRIBE WHAT'S IN THESE VIDEOS AND IN THESE BODY CAMS HE'S GOING TO DESCRIBE WHAT HE SAW, WHAT HE HEARD DURING THESE EVENTS WITNESSES ARE WITNESSES, THEY'RE NOT — THEY DON'T BELONG TO EITHER PARTY OR THE PROSECUTION HE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE STATE >> DO WE HAVE A SINCE OF THE SITUATION HERE AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR BOTH THESE OFFICERS? >> IT'S GOING TO BE MONTHS BEFORE THIS GETS BEFORE A GRAND JURY

AFTER TODAY, THERE'S A LAG IN ACTION IF YOU WILL ON WHAT'S NEXT WHAT THESE ATTORNEYS INTEND TO RELEASE MAY HAVE SOME ENLIGHTENING DETAILS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD HIS DAY YESTERDAY AND RELEASED INFORMATION FROM HIS SIDE OF THE CASE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THESE ATTORNEYS WILL RELEASE INFORMATION OF THEIR OWN AS WELL IN TERMS OF WHETHER OR NOT BROSNAN WILL BE A STATE WITNESS, IT LOOKS CLEAR AT THIS POINT HE WILL NOT

>>> IT IS AN INCREDIBLE INTERVIEW THAT GIVES THE GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE CUT FAR TOO SHORT RAYSHARD BROOKS RECORDED MONTHS AFTER HE WAS KILLED TALKING ABOUT BEING IN PRISON AND CHANGES HE'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM >> I'M 27 YEARS OF AGE FOUR TIME CARPENTER, HAVE THREE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, YOU KNOW BEING INCARCERATED HAS — IT HAS IMPACTED MY FAMILY BY, YOU KNOW, JUST ME NOT BEING THERE

THE TIME, THE BILLS, ME BEING THERE FOR MY KIDS YOU KNOW, TEACHING THEM, HELPING THEM WITH THEIR HOMEWORK, HELPING RAISE THEM WE'VE MADE MISTAKES IT JUST CAUSES OUR KIDS TO BE ANGRY INSIDE WE HAVE TO FIX THINGS WITH OUR KIDS, TRY TO REGAIN THE TRUST BACK AFTER BEING AWAY

YOU WANT TO LET THEM KNOW YOU GO FILLING OUT YOUR APPLICATION AND GET TO THIS QUESTION, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR BEING ARRESTED? YOU SIT THERE LIKE OH MY GOD I HOPE THIS DOESN'T HINDER ME FROM GETTING THIS JOB THEN YOU HAVE MR BROOKS, UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T HIRE YOU DUE TO THE FACT YOU'VE BEEN INCARCERATED OR BEEN, YOU KNOW, ARRESTED FOR THIS AND THAT THAT JUST — YOU KNOW, YOUR HEART BREAKS

I'M AN INDIVIDUAL I'M NOT AN ANIMAL LOCKED IN A CAGE OR ANYTHING IT'S JUST THEY'RE RESTRICTING US AS INDIVIDUALS FROM SEEING THINGS THAT THEY CAN CONSIDER OH YOU SHOULDN'T DO THIS OR THAT YOU KNOW, I MEAN, WE'RE GROWN

JUST BECAUSE WE MADE ONE MISTAKE YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE GOING TO GO RIGHT BACK OUT IN THE PUBLIC AND DO THE SAME IT'S ALSO MESSING WITH OUR MENTAL STATE BY US NOT BEING INCARCERATED AND NOT SEEING THE OUTSIDE, NOT BEING ABLE TO BE WOKE UP AND TOLD WHAT TO DO AND WHEN AND HOW IT'S CAUSED AN EFFECT ON OUR MENTAL STATE YOU KNOW, I'M JUST BEING LOCKED IN A ROOM FOR 23 HOURS OR DAYS OR YOU KNOW — IT JUST HINDERS US IN A LOT OF WAYS

>> FRIDAY IS JUNETEENTH, THE DAY THE LAST AMERICAN SLAVES WERE FREED AFTER THE CIVIL WAR HISTORIANS EXPLAIN JUNETEENTH TO NBC NEWS AND SHARED PHOTOS OF CELEBRATIONS DATING BACK TO MORE THAN A CENTURY WHEN THE CIVIL WAR CAME TO AN END, THERE WERE STILL SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD NOT BEEN FREE FROM BONDAGE, PARTICULARLY IN TEXAS JUNE 19, 1865, A GENERAL VISITED GALVESTON, TEXAS AND READ THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE >> THEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE THE WAR ENDED

THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION >> HE HAS TO READ IT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE LEGALLY ILLITERATE THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE FREE THE WORD FREE VIBRATES INTO THEIR SPIRIT LIKE NOTHING ELSE THEY CRY

THEY JUMP FOR JOY FREEDOM A YEAR LATER, JUNE 19, 1866, THEY CELEBRATE THEIR EMANCIPATION DAY >> YOU MOSTLY SAW THOSE CELEBRATIONS RECENTLY EMANCIPATED SLAVES, AFRICAN- AMERICAN UNION SOLDIERS AS THE EMANCIPATION GENERATION FADED AWAY, IT BECAME REFLECTING ON WHAT ENSLAVEMENT COULD HAVE BEEN AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO IN THE FUTURE

>> JUNETEENTH BECAME LIKE THE FOURTH OF JULY, LIKE THE BLACK HOLIDAY IT SPREADS TO PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA AND TO THE WEST COAST YOU BEGAN TO SEE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS EVERYWHERE >> TEXAS 1979 MADE JUNETEENTH A STATE HOLIDAY NOW THE 47 STATES HAVE FOLLOWED SUITS

>> WE AS BLACK PEOPLE HAVE GONE THE BURDEN OF WHAT IS HORRIBLE ABOUT THE COUNTRY WE'VE BEEN THE ONES TO MAKE AMERICA LIVE INTO THOSE DOCUMENTS DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU'D DO IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHAT YOU SAID YOU'D DO IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JUNETEENTH IS THAT HOLIDAY THAT ENCOMPASS IT ALL >>> PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATIONS LOOK DIFFERENT AS OUR COUNTRY PROTESTS RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY

TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM, CHECK OUT OUR SPECIAL PRIDE AND PROTEST BEING IN AMERICA 2020 IT'S A CONVERSATION HOSTED BY JOSHUA JOHNSON HERE'S A PREVIEW

>> HOW MUCH ROOM IS THERE FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BE MORE LGBTQ INCLUSIVE? THIS MOVEMENT IS JUST FINALLY NATIONALLY STARTING TO SEE SIGNIFICANT THE CHANGE HAPPENING REGARDING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE THAT'S AFTER YEARS OF PUSHING HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH DO YOU THINK IT HAS REALISTICALLY TO BROADEN IT'S FOCUS? HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH IS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE? , ,, BROWN AND THAT SHOULD NEVER BE A QUESTION ABOUT IF WE SHOULD BE PART OF IT BECAUSE, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, MANY PEOPLE OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THE BLACK LIVES MOVEMENT TO EXCLUDE US , IT'S KIND OF — TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, IT'S DISRESPECTFUL FOR ANYONE TO EVEN SAY OF IS THERE ROOM? >> WE HAVE A SPECIAL PRIDE AND PROTEST, BEING BLACK ANDID QUEER HOSTED BY JOSHUA JOHNSON TONIGHT AT 10:00 EASTERN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LIAUTAUD, THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWS

COM WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TODAY? >>> A MAJOR DEFEAT FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITH THE SUPREME COURT BLOCKING ITS INTENTION TO SHUTDOWN THE DACA PROGRAM AND THE RULING EMPHASIZED THAT THE ADMINISTRATION FAILED TO ADEQUATELY JUSTIFY ENDING THE PROGRAM AND SCHUMER SKI GOT EMOTIONAL ON THE SENATE FLOOR EARLIER >> WOW, THIS DECISION IS AMAZING AND NOW I'M SO HAPPY THESE KIDS AND FAMILIES, I FEEL FOR THEM AND I THINK ALL OF AMERICA DOES >> Reporter: IF THEY WANT TO TRY AGAIN, THEY MAY GET A DIFFERENT EXPLANATION

>>> FROM LUCY BAILEY, NEW EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILING FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK WITH AMERICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REELING FROM THE IMPACT OF THE VIRUS ON THE ECONOMY WITH HUNDREDS LINING UP IN KENTUCKY AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS HAVE SLOWLY BEEN IN DECLINE SINCE MID-MARCH BUT THEY ARE HISTORICALLY HIGH, MIDWEEK >>> NEW CORONAVIRUS FLAREUPS IN FLORIDA, ARIZONA AND TEXAS FOR NEW COVID-19 CASES SCOTT GOTTLIEB WARNS OF THESE OUTBREAKS AND TAKE A QUICK LEESON >>> WE WILL HAVE ROLLING OUTBREAKS AND THERE WILL BE PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THAT GET HOT WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF INFECTIONS

WE HAVE TO TAKE TARGETED MITIGATION STEPS IT'S HAPPENING THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA >>> GERMANY HAS ITS HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK SINCE EARLY MAY WITH A LARGE MEATPACKING PLANT TESTING POSITIVE, ACCORDING TO GERMAN OFFICIALS 7000 WORKERS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO QUARANTINE >>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ORDERS THE REMOVAL OF PORTRAITS FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING OF FOUR FORMER HOUSE SPEAKERS WHO SERVED IN THE CONFEDERACY AND SAID SHE MADE THE REQUEST AHEAD OF JUNETEENTH, MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY

>> WE HAVE TO SEE THE REMARKS THEY MADE AND HOW OBLIVIOUS THEY WERE TO WHAT OUR FOUNDERS HAD IN MIND IN OUR COUNTRY WE MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND WE ARE GLAD THAT IS GONE >>> THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AND WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES, ALISON? >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH OUR TOP STORY TODAY, ANOTHER LANDMARK DECISION FROM THE SUPREME COURT AND THIS ONE PROJECTING THE PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE FOR 800,000 DREAMERS WE HAVE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINING ME AND MSNBC T, CORRESPONDENT, JACOB SOBOROFF, AN AUTHOR WITH A BOOK ABOUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FAMILY SEPARATION POLICY THAT IS DUE OUT JULY 7 AND WE HAVE TRYMAINE LEE, HOST OF THE PODCAST, INTO AMERICA

PETE, WILL YOU WALK US THROUGH THE RULING? >> Reporter: IT'S NOT REALLY A RULING ABOUT DACA, ITSELF THE SUPREME COURTCA HAD A RULING ABOUT HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO SHUT DOWN DACA AND PRESIDENT OBAMA STARTED THIS IN 2012 WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY EXECUTIVE ORDER AND NO EONE DISPUTED THAT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP COULD HAVE, IF YOU WANTED TO, TRY TO END DACA BY EXECUTIVE ORDER BUT THE FACT THAT HE DID SOMETHING DIFFERENT, THEY BASICALLY SAID WE HAVE TO END IT AND IT'S ILLEGAL AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT WAS ILLEGAL AND DIRECTED THE PROGRAMS TO BE SHUT DOWN AND VHS ISSUED A MEMO ON WHY IT WAS ENDING THE PROGRAM THAT'S 4 , WHAT THE SUPREME COURT WAS REVIEWING TODAY AND BUY A 5-4 DECISION WITH CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WRITING THE MAJORITY OPINION AND JOINING THE FOUR LIBERALS, HE SAID ONCE E THEY HEARD THIS, THEY DIDN'T NEED A TEST OF WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES THE GOVERNMENT TO DO WHEN IT WANTS TO SHUT OUT A PROGRAM LIKE THIS% THAT SO MANY DEPEND ON IT BASICALLY SAID THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY MEMO WAS ALMOST A FINGER SNAP SAYING WE HAVE TO END IT AND DIDN'T LOOK IN DETAIL ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE ABILITY OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAY HEREAT WAS TAKEN AWAY OR THEIR ABILITY TO WORK WAS TAKEN AWAY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IT MEANS DACA CONTINUES AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM CAN CONTINUE TO REAPPLY EVERY TWO YEARS AND IT MEANS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD TRY AGAIN TO SHUT IT DOWN

THAT SEEMS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN DURING AN ELECTION >> ALL RIGHT, JACOB LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS IN PRACTICAL TERMS FOR THE DREAMERS >> Reporter: WELL, THE SIMPLEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT, ALISON, IT'S MONUMENTAL WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, 80,000 HERE, , ALONE, IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA WHO, AS OF TODAY, ARE NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO DEPORTATION BECAUSE OF THIS RULING

N WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, AS I SAID, ALMOST 700,000 PEOPLE WHO SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIVES IN THE US BY NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN THEY WERE BROUGHT WERE BROUGHT HERE AS VERY YOUNG CHILDREN BY THEIR PARENTS AND ONE OF THEM IS JOSE AGUILAR, A BARISTA AT MY LOCAL COFFEE SHOP IN LOS ANGELES AND I'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM WITH OUR OVER-THE-COUNTER RELATIONSHIP THAT IS WHO DREAMERS ARE

THEY ARE ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY, YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, TOASSMATES EVEN YOUR DOCTORS, EMTs DURING THE TIME OF COVID-19, PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE TO HELP I TALKED TO JOSE A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO ABOUT POTENTIAL OUTCOMES LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD ME

WHAT DO YOU FEAR MOSTLD ABOUT THE DACA BEING THROWN OUT? >> BEING STRIPPED FROM WHAT I HAVE BECOME, IT BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME AND NOTTA BEING ABLE TO CALL WHAT I CONSIDER HOME, HOME AND, MY IDENTITY AS A DREAMER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, TO BE SPECIFIC I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE LOS ANGELES THIS IS MY HOME

THE WEATHER IS GREAT GREAT FOOD, GREAT COFFEE, EVERYTHING I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME AND BEING FORCED INTO SOMETHING THAT I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT >> Reporter: SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE ANGELENO

THE FEAR JOSE TALKS ABOUT IS STILL PRESENT AND THERE IT'S NOT THE ULTIMATE RESOLUTION TO WHETHER OR NOT JOSE AND LL%THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS LIKE HIM WILL BE ABLE TO STAY HERE IN THE US WHAT IT IS, IT'S A REPRIEVE FOR MIXED STATUS FAMILIES LIKE THE ONE HE IS INER SOME OF THEM MAY BE UNDOCUMENTED OR HAVE LEGAL STATUS IN THE U

S WE WOULD HAVE HAD ANOTHER NE FORM OF FAMILY SEPARATION IF THE PETITION HAD GONE THE OTHER WAY BUT FOR NOW, THAT'S NOT THE CASE NOSE JOSE AND MANY IN THE SAME SITUATION HAVE LET OUT A GREAT SIGH OF RELIEF >> TRYMAINE, IN YOUR RECENT EPISODE OF INTO AMERICA, YOU SPOKE WITH A DACA CERECIPIENT AND WHAT DID HE TELL YOU ABOUT HISSA EXPERIENCE WITH THE PROGRAM AND HIS CONCERNS WHAT CONVERSATION DID YOU HAVE? >> Reporter: I SPOKE WITH A DACA RECIPIENT THAT IS A LAWYER AND COCOUNSEL WHO WAS HAVING PLAINTIFFS IN THE DACA CASE

HE SAID IT WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AND HE TALKED ABOUT GOING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN REALIZINGHO WHEN HE WAS DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON A TRIP TO EUROPE BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GET A PASSPORT THAT D HE WAS UNDOCUMENTED HE TALKED ABOUT THE HIGHS AND LOWS AND EVEN GOING TO LAW SCHOOL AND BECAUSE HE'S UNDOCUMENTED, HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE BAR IT WAS A DREAM DEFERRED AND DACA ALLOWED HIM TO LIVE THE DREAMS AND NOW HE

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