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the three police officers have their first court appearance. the prosecutor to show would show outrageous that the officers were obliged to intervene. >> historic national demonstrations in floyd's name are well into their tenth day.
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>> group of protesters on fifth avenue. officers just started moving in and making arrests. >> that's amazing to me that he touched so many people's hearts. >> it's time for us to stand up in george's name and say get your knee off our next. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it's friday, june 5th. 6:00 in new york and breaking overnight. a shocking incident of police pushing an elderly protester in buffalo, all caught on video. the official reaction and especially the speed of that reaction is notable and may be a sign of the new times. we'll lay this out for you in moments. meanwhile, thousands of americans on city streets in city after city overnight. hours after a memorial for george floyd in minneapolis. the protests largely peaceful
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have largely ended in los angeles and washington. there's new evidence the president feels cornered this morning. he's promising to actively campaign against a republican senator who has been critical of him and despite the largely peaceful demonstrations in front of the white house, he's promoting this wacky idea that the protesters are alter rists. now to the four police officers charged in george floyd's death. two are rookie cops. one had been on the job just four days. another was on his third shift ever. they're blaming a senior officer, derek chauvin for george floyd's death. he's the arresting officer who put his knee on floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. we have new and sickening details about the killing of ahmaud arbery. we'll speak with the arbery family attorney later this hour. let's speak with laura -- >> so many disturbing and upsetting videos that we've seen
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in recent days. this one is truly shocking. two buffalo police officers have now been suspended without pay after a video shows them shoving a 75 yeeryear-year-old proteste the ground. we have to warn you, this video is disturbing. >> get a medic. >> walking up -- >> the mayor of buffalo says the man has been hospitalized in serious but stable condition. police originally released a statement saying the man tripped but the video clearing shows that he was shoved to the ground. governor cuomo called it wholly unjustified and disgraceful. the two officers have been suspended as we mentioned without pay.
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>> laura we'll have more about this throughout the program. protests from coast to coast after i stirring memorial service for george floyd. cnn's omar jimenez is live in minneapolis for us with more. tell us what happened. >> reporter: alson, for a tenth straight night, they demonstrated in the name of george floyd. this was hours after a memorial in minneapolis. they only know him through a ten-minute video when he was under a police officer's knee. they began the process of learning who he was to the people who loved him and the legacy he leaves behind. >> ♪ a time to mourn, to grieve and to celebrate the life of george floyd. >> i want you guys to know he would stand up for any injustice
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everywhere. >> for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the first memorial service for the man killed in the custody of minneapolis police stood still in silence as outside in the streets of american cities thousands protested in honor of floyd for the tenth straight day. >> it's time for us to stand up in george's name and say, get your knee off our next. >> while people in minneapolis gathered outside floyd's service at the heavily guarded hennepin county courthouse across town, three of the four officers involved in the incident, thomas lane, j. alexander kueng and tou thao made their first court appearance after being charged with second degree murder and second degree manslaughter. this as the man in the car with floyd during his arrest speaks out saying he found out that his friend died on social media the next day. >> what i believe the energy was
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said wrong by the police when they approached him because they approached with like an energy where it started with -- he was just trying to defuse the situation as humbly as he could. >> in minneapolis he joined at the site of the last moments. >> the more we can have an effect on this world. i love y'all. y'all my brothers and sisters. justice for george floyd. >> while house joined with his brother terrence at a march demanding change. >> at the end of the day, my brother is gone. but the floyd name still lives on. >> at the king center in atlanta, a community march with the message of solidarity and thanks to protesters there and everywhere.
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>> i'm not letting up, for not giving up. for your tenacity. for your strength. for your resilience. for your determination. to ensure that we have justice and equity in this nation. >> and this was the first in a series of goodbyes for george floyd. there will be another memorial saturday in north carolina where he was born before all of it ending with his funeral back in his hometown of houston, texas on tuesday. john. >> omar jimenez in minneapolis. omar, please keep us posted. an important development in the legal case against the four officers charged with george floyd's death. there is now a clear split among the officers with two of the younger officers blaming senior officer derek chauvin for the death. cnn's josh campbell was in the court for the hearing yesterday. josh, look, this is interesting
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not just for what it means here but for attitudes within police forces in general. >> reporter: absolutely, john. we got our first look at three of the officers that were charged with aiding and abetting, second-degree murder in the death of george floyd. as you mentioned, we're getting a sense of what that defense strategy might be. being inside this building behind us when that occurred was surreal. my produce ir aaron cooper and i were inside court. when i say surreal, the criminal justice system is prosecutoring them for alleged crimes. there were three separate crimes. they were be wearing orange prison uniforms, there were family members in the audience. the state attorney general began by saying this is a very serious matter involving a very tragic death and these are very serious charges. he asked for a high bail amount. the defense counsel asking for a lower amount and the strategy that we saw was the attorney for former officer kueng was saying
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look, he actually said at one point to derek chauvin, we can't do this. the officer -- attorney for officer lane had a similar strategy talking about the junior nature of his client, this was only his third shift. i think that's what we're going to continue to see. that kind of dynamic, blaming the senior officer. the judge wasn't buying any of it. he agreed to the high bail request. bail set at $1 million or $750,000 with conditions. all three defendants still behind us in jail, john and alisyn. >> josh, i understand you caught up with one of the attorneys outside court yesterday. what did he tell you? >> reporter: yeah. as it turns out, defense attorneys don't like taking tough questions. what i tried to do is try to drill down on their defense strategy. in court, what he said was what is my client supposed to do but to follow what the training officer said. so what i tried to ask him, are you saying that your client was
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simply following orders? that's an excuse we know often raises eyebrows. here's how that exchange went? >> you claim he was following orders, your client? >> i'm not claiming he was following orders. i'm claiming he thought what he was doing was right because he asked the training officer, should we roll him over, twice? you got to have criminal intent for second degree murder. frankly, this is bull ship. >> so profanity aside, that's going to be their strategy is talk about that power dynamic. as far as officer derek chauvin, his first appearance will be here next monday. we'll see what his strategy is, john and alisyn. great questions. keep us posted throughout the morning. there are new signs this morning that the president feels cornered. he is lashing out at a republican senator promising to campaign against her. what does this all mean? that's all coming up. ♪ limu emu & doug
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all right. where are we now in this country after the first memorial for george floyd? after the four officers have been charged and we've seen some of them appear in court? where are we as a nation this morning? joining us now cnn political analyst bakari sellers? abby phillips, we should note that bakari has a new book out called, "my vanishing country." bakari, i want to start with you. things are different in some ways than they were last friday watching omar get arrested. you had two officers say we knew what was happening was wrong. it was this older officer, it was his fault. maybe that thin blue line is crumbling.
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maybe attitudes in general have shifted. where are we? >> we can be hopeful that attitudes are shifting. i think since last week when omar was getting arrested, the concept is getting awakened. why do i say that? this case is unique. not only that it was on video, but the length of the inhumanity. we're taking eight minutes and change whereby a knee was on the neck. i think everyone from liberals to conservatives, black, white, pink, yellow green, doesn't matter can see the inhumanity in that. we have the consciousness that's awakening where people can actually see now when black folks say my interactions with law enforcement go sideways. well, no, it couldn't go. you see somebody handcuffed on the ground with a knee to their neck, maybe it rings more true. you start to see people like taylor swift. i'm a swifty. i actually think that red was a better album in 1989.
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that's my personal album. you see her speaking up and carson wentz. i'm a gamecock fan. trevor lawrence is speaking out. you have the collective consciousness of a country paying attention. but i always say we've gotten here before, john and alisyn. the question is, can we take the next step to talk about systemic changes. that officer should not be training two or three other people. the system is broken. there's no way he should be training those individuals. there's no way he should be leading them down a path of murder. so now let's fix the system since everybody is awake. >> abby, that leads us to your wheelhouse. not taylor swift as bakari said. >> you don't know. >> you don't know yet. but on politics. in terms of this impenetrable
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wall of republican support that we've seen for three or more years for president trump and a couple things happened this week that were astonishing and the first is that his former defense secretary, mattis, came out publicly and said that president trump is divisive, he's immature, the way he's using the military is dangerous, and it's having a corrosive effect on the country. before we get to lisa murkowski, the president had his lawyer, john dowd, write a letter, i guess, meant format tis, but the writing is akin to a science fiction novel. i just want to read this. this is the letter in response to mattis. the phony protesters near lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. they are terrorists using idle hate-filled students to burn and
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destroy. they were abusing and disrespecting the police and the police were preparing the area for the curfew. we have the video, abby. we have the video of them being peaceful. they were going to exit for the curfew, it appears and then the police started with the pepper balls and the batons and hitting them. >> i think this is why you've seen the military really speaking out and i think this is why the president's actions over the last week have been so alarming and startling to so many people. because there is a clear attempt by the white house and by the president's allies to lie about what happened, about what everybody saw with their own eyes unfolding. there were dozens of cameras there, reporters from all over the world on the street, on the ground as that unfolded. yet, even still, the president, the white house, apparently john dowd believes that was all fake, that the protesters are not real.
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the other point i would make, this is a window into the kind of counsel that president trump gets. i'm not talking legal counsel. i'm talking the people he spends time on the phone with, that he talks with about this stuff. they are essentially telling him that all of these people are essentially illegitimate. that's why you've seen so many people saying that's a dangerous mind-set. these people peacefully protesting is a constitutionally protected right. this is one more piece of evidence that the president, despite what he said in the rose garden that he's an ally of all peaceful protesters has not demonstrated that with what he's done and how he's handled what's going on in washington. despite all of that, clearly the protests the last couple of nights have been far more peaceful despite the president's efforts to use the military to put them down over the last couple of days.
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>> if you're calling protesters terrorists, you're not listening to what they're saying. this has bothered bakari this growing list of people. maybe from unlikely arenas where you've seen so many generals from jim mattis to general douglas who we'll have on later today. then to lisa murkowski, who said she agreed with what general mattis and said she's struggling whether she'll vote for donald trump. he went ballistic. he said he's going to go to alaska and campaign against lisa murkowski no matter who is running against her as long as the person has a pulse. that's what he said. he'll support whoever is campaigning against lisa murkowski. i'm not sure this is a good strategy for republicans holding the senate long-term, bakari. >> yeah. the chaos in the republican
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party is always tempered. in my level of expectations for lisa mour could you ski and susan collins. they get to the point where they want to criticize him and they get to the ledge and that's all they do. their words usually ring hollow. mitch mcconnell will bring them together, the president will eventually say kind things about her and she will say kind things about him. the biggest problem that the republican party has is one of fortitude. while we have all of the generals out speaking up and speaking out against the horrors. i'm not saying that you can't -- you don't want a republican president or you don't want republican values, but what i am saying when you have things that are the antithesis to american values, it's necessary for people to stand up and say things. i don't believe in lisa murkowski or susan collins, and i'm disappointed in them.
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i'm disappointed in evangelicals. i'm disappointed in those sitting idly by. >> thank you and thank you taylor swift for being with us. disturbing new details about the murder of ahmaud arbery as his three killers appear in court. we have a live report next. at t-mobile, we know that connection is more important than ever. for customers 55 and up, we want you to get the value and service you need to stay connected. that's why we have a plan built just for you. saving 50% vs. other carriers with 2 unlimited lines for only $55.
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protesters demanding justice. the 25-year-old man was chased, hunted and gunned down in georgia. his accused killers were in court thursday where we learned new details about his murder. martin savidge is live in
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georgia with what came out yesterday. martin? >> reporter: gornl, alisyn. as much of the nation is involved in protests and conversation about the issue of racism, overt racism was introduced by the prosecution as a potential motivation in this case. there was a lot of new detail we learned yesterday and most of it was bad. >> all rise. >>. >> reporter: this is a hearing that sounded like a trial georgia prosecutors summed up their case against three white men accused of killing a 25-year-old black man running through their neighborhood. >> on february 23rd of 2020, the victim ahmaud arbery was chased, hunted down and ultimately executed at the hands of these men. >> reporter: the three defendants, gregory mcmichael and his son travis and william roddie brian. the mcmichaels told authorities,
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they thought arbery was a burglary suspect. the prosecution says arbery had done nothing wrong. >> the fact of the matter is, there's no evidence that these defendants saw a burglary, saw any crime, had any subjective belief or any hunch that would authorize their choices that they made to chase after and ultimately gun down this unarmed victim in the middle of the street. >> reporter: in fact, arbery was out jogging the day he died. friends say it's what he loved to do. prosecutors detailed the events leading up to arbery's death saying all three men became a neighborhood hunting party. blocking and redirecting arbery as he tried to flee before they finally cornered him. one of the suspects captured arbery's final moments on cell phone video. >> his statement -- >> reporter: on the witness stand, the lead investigators said travis mcmichael admitted
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to the first officers he deliberately shot arbery three times with the shotgun. then agent richard dial shocked the courtroom realleging what william bryan said travis mcmichael said next. >> mr. bryan said that after the shooting took place, before police arrival while mr. arbery was on the ground, that he heard travis mcmichael make a statement, [ bleep ]. >> arbery's mother and father were both in the courtroom. >> defense attorney deny travis mcmichael ever made such a slur say the men, two of whom were armed wanted to talk to whom when arbery confronted them forcing mcmichael to fire in self-defense. for two months the investigation of the death by local authorities went nowhere. but when cell phone footage was leaked publicly showing arbery's death, state investigators took over the case and arrests soon
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followed. thursday, it was revealed there's even more video on the cell phone of william roddie bryan, one of the accused showing the deadly pursuit. in the end, the judge ruled there was probable cause to try the three for arbery's murder. >> where the evidence leads us is where we will follow. that's what we did today. >> reporter: for arbery's family and supporters, it's the first step on the long road to justice. we should point out as horrific as the allegations are of what travis mcmichael said regarding the racial slur and the language that he's used in other communication, it may not be used against him or have an impact on his trial. that's because, as you know, the state of georgia is one of only a handful that does not have a state hate crimes law. that may change this month. but it will still not change in a way that would impact this case.
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alisyn? >> martin, it gets more and more sickening, honestly. the new details that comes out. thank you for all of that reporting. how is his family reacting to the new details? his mother joins us next. yes. neutrogena® ultra sheer. superior protection helps prevent early skin aging and skin cancer with a clean feel. it's the one. the best for your skin. ultra sheer. neutrogena®.
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you just heard distur be new details about ahmaud arbery who was chased, hunted and gunned down while out for a job. wanda cooper, his mother joins us along with the family attorney. wanda, first of all, we're so sorry for the loss of your son. i'm equally sorry that you had to listen in the courtroom to the details. it's one thing to lose a child. it's got to be incredibly painful, but to have to see it again and hear how it went down, i can't imagine the pain. how hard was it for you to hear, chased, hunted down and executed? >> it was very heartbreaking.
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it was very saddening. and most of all, very shocking. >> why shocking after all this time? >> i had learned that -- i never saw the video before, but just getting details of what actually happened and then knowing what really happened in the final minutes of my son's life was very shocking. unbelievable. >> to hear the words that were allegedly spoken, the racial slur that i'm not going to say on tv, how does that affect how you now think about the final moments of your son's life? >> that now, it's a confirmation
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that ahmaud was killed because of the color of his skin. it wasn't a crime that he had committed. it was basically because he was of color. >> and lee, to you, how does this affect the legal ramifications of the case? >> in cases of civil rights violations, human rights violations really, it is really difficult to prove racial animus. you have to do implicit bias. you have to infer it from behavior. you rarely get a case where there's a smoking gun where a co-defendant will tell you, this person used a racial slur directly after the murder. it's a new level of evil. it's not just racial implications. it's a direct racial motivation for this murder. >> there are no hate crimes laws in georgia, correct? will it even matter?
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>> it will because luckily one of the first people we met when we got to the courthouse yet was christine, the southern district attorney or u.s. attorney for the region. he's been working an ongoing investigation with the fbi immediately after the trial. we discussed some of the things we heard during the hearing. we believe we have a strong case for criminal indictment against the police department and certain officers who were involved in this cover-up and against the district attorney, george barnhill who we heard a lot of testimony about yesterday, jackie johnson, the original district attorney who hired gregory mcmichael. there are still federal hate crime protections. georgia needs its own hate crime statute. as you mentioned, that will be coming to a vote soon. but there is still the federal protections that we're relying on. >> given that all this information was presented yesterday and it was all so new to many of us, even new to wanda there, ahmaud's mother there, how is it that the investigators
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and the local departments didn't uncover this or at least or maybe ignored it at the beginning? >> unfortunately, we have to use the word, they covered it up. these were statements available to them on february 23rd, the day ahmaud arbery was killed. they can understand and appreciate the racial animus that existed in the neighborhood, where people entered that property but only the black man who entered the property was criminalized. they understood that weeks before ahmaud was killed. that's why it's so important that we have a comprehensive investigation on a federal level and to south georgia and the legal apparatus and how white supremacy has infiltrated the government structure. >> so wanda, i'm curious what it has been like for you as a mother these last few weeks in america. your son was killed months ago now, months ago, yet the last two weeks the focus of america
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has been on the death, the killing of george floyd. what's it been like to relive this pain? >> it's bearable. i get through with support of everyone. it's really been hard, but i'm getting through. >> what do you want now? what do you want to happen in this case and what do you want for georgia and america? >> what i want from the state is to prosecute all hands that were involved in the murder of my son. as far as the nation, i would like them to continue to stand with us, not only with my family, with all families that have lost loved ones in such a tragedy. >> wanda, we're with you. we're so sorry for your loss. again, thank you for joining us. lee, thank you as well. please keep us updated on the
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progress of the case. >> will do. thank you. facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg under fire for allowing president trump's incite full posts to stay up on his site. an employee just quit because of this. he tells us his story exclusively, next. from bath fitter.a new bath every bath fitter bath is installed quickly, safely, and beautifully, with a lifetime warranty. go from old to new. from worn to wow. the beautiful bath you've always wanted, done right, installed by one expert technician, all in one day. we've been creating moments like these for 35 years, and we're here to help you get started. book your free virtual or in-home design consultation today. did yocould be signs that syour digestive systemwn isn't working at its best? taking metamucil every day can help. metamucil supports your daily digestive health using a special plant-based fiber called psyllium.
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facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is defending his decision to allow posts by president trump that are false and incendiary. zuckerberg told staffers he will not change his mind on it. cnn's sullivan spoke exclusively with a facebook software engineer who quit in protest and donie joins us now. what did he tell you? >> that's right. facebook employees are now speaking out publicly against the company and mark zuckerberg. but no employee has gone as far as 22-year-old facebook software engineer timothy. he announced in a facebook post he was quitting his job in protest. in his first interview since that post went viral, he spoke
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exclusively to cnn. i asked him why he quit. >> i've seen a couple times now that mark doesn't uphold his principles. zuk has told us over and over that calls to violence would not be tolerated on the platform even if they were by the president of the united states. but on friday he decided to do nothing in response to the president's post. >> mark zuckerberg's position here is that he doesn't want to have the power to basically shut down speech from the president of the united states. do you see any merits to that argument? >> mark hears a lot about free expression. so do i. even the first amendment doesn't have limitations -- it's really important that we take a stand for what we know is harming the world. if mark keeps moving that goalpost, moving his threshold for when someone has crossed the line, especially someone as powerful as the president of the
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united states, we're in danger. >> tim, what is the danger here? >> we've seen politicians incite violence in myanmar and the philippines and many people have died. people from these countries know that social media can be dangerous. >> i love social media in a lot of ways, it can be a force for good in the world. but we have to be really careful about how social media is changing the landscape. >> if mark zuckerberg is watching this, what is your message to him? >> look, mark, i think you're doing great things for the company. for the world even. i really am proud of what facebook is doing. but you need to follow your own principles. you need to be honest with yourself about whether this idealistic notion of free expression that doesn't show fact checks next to politicians' posts is really what's best for the world. i don't think principle is valuable if you don't look at what it's doing in the real world and you don't look at that impact. >> facebook not responding directly to aveni. only saying in a statement they
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understand their community is hurting and they encourage employees to speak openly when they disagree with leadership. alisyn, i think the most important point that aveni touched on there is that facebook in the past by its own admission hasn't done enough to stop the promotion of violence on its platforms in myanmar and it has had devastating consequences. aveni is fearful that facebook is running out of time to act here in the united states. alisyn? >> aveni could not have made a more compelling says. because he worked there, he's able to see it from all sides. he just stated exactly what he saw. thank you for staying on this and bringing us that reporting. we really appreciate it. the nba unveiling its plan to restart the season. when will the players be back on the court? the bleacher report is next. vo: we are ready
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like i'm going to be watching an unprecedented amount of sports on tv pretty soon. basketball could be back by the end of next month. it will look a little different. coy wire with more on the bleacher report. hey, coy. >> good morning, john. can you believe the nba finals were supposed to start yesterday with the celtics being involved. instead the board of governors approving a plan that would restart the season july 31st. 22 of the 30 teams would compete. the proposal calling for eight regular season games being played before the playoffs to determine who would get in with a new chant being crowned -- champ being crowned no later than october 12th. they need to approve the plan. where to host the games and how to keep everyone safe. the league is working on a deal to play the games at the disney sports complex in florida without fans. commissioner adam silver say the games will go on even if a player tests positive for covid-19. finally, more than a dozen nfl superstars joined forces to
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send a powerful message to the league about racial inequality. listen. >> how many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players. >> what will it take for one of us to be murdered by police brutality? >> what if i was george floyd? >> what if i was george floyd? >> if i was george floyd? >> if i was george floyd. >> if i was george floyd? >> i am -- >> the players for the nfl must condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people. the video closing with the players insists they will not be silenced. earlier in the day they released a post saying it stands with the black community because black lives matter. but for the players, how about a powerful thoughtful message released yesterday, the same day, john, that a dozen minnesota vikings attended george floyd's memorial. >> that was so powerful, coy. thanks so much for bringing that to us. appreciate it. >> now to an update on coronavirus. a major study of patients taking
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hydroxychloroquine has been retracted by a prominent medical journal over concerns about the data used. elizabeth cohen joins us with details. what happened? >> good morning, alisyn. this was the largest study looking at hydroxychloroquine in hospitalized patients. it was quite stunning. i was on your show a couple of weeks ago. not only didn't it work, but it increased the chances that people would die. the lancet, a journal out of england, they are retracting it. it's because the database that the author used, it was an international database, a huge database, it was found to have been maybe not reliable. there are questions about its reliability. they're retracting it. to be clear, prior to this one, there were two major studies that looked at hydroxychloroquine that found that it didn't work, one even found it increased the chances of cardiac arrest. those have not been retracted. they did not use this database. those still stand. the nih and fda saying don't
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take hydroxychloroquine if you have covid unless you're part of a clinical trial. alisyn? >> what about this new study on the use of pepcid as a potential treatment? >> right. so it's the use of the active ingredient in pepcid. this is sort of intriguing. there's been thinking that this might help people who have coronavirus. so this was a very small study. can't emphasize how small it was. ten patients. these ten patients were at home with covid. they were not in the hospital. they started taking to motor dean, the active ingredient in pepcid. they did feel better. most people at home do feel better over time. was it the natural course of the illness or the medicine? we don't know. the important part is that it's making doctors say maybe we should try it in a clinical trial. give half am they have a placebo and half of them the drug and
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see how they do. there's also a trial going on because there's a suggestion it might work for them as well. >> also, doesn't this stem from the fact that in china what doctors found was that just by coincidence, when they looked at their medical background, the patients who had already been on this pepcid did better, was that the origin of all of this? >> that is one of the two origins, alisyn. it's a fascinating story. a doctor at harvard was in china treating patients and he noticed that heartburn patients were doing better than the other covid patients but only the heartburn patients of low income, the richer ones not doing better. because the low income patients were taking the pepcid. it's an inexpensive drug. they said maybe there's something there. scientists in florida were using a computer model to see what's already on our shelves that
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might help. and it was near the top of the list. >> it's really interesting how everyone is learning as we go and how quickly they're able to develop new information about this that will hopefully be of help. elizabeth, thank you very much. >> thanks. another disturbing incident of police using excessive force. "new day" continues right now. the three former police officers made their first court appearance. >> the big crux will be to show what officer chauvin was doing was so outrageous that these officers were obliged to intervene. well into their tenth day. >> as this group of protesters moves north on fifth avenue, officers just started moving in and making arrests. that's amazing to me that he touched so many people's hearts. >> it's time for us to stand up in george's name and say, get your knee off our next.
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>> announcer: this is "new da.". welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. breaking overnight, another incident of apparent excessive force by police. in this one, an officer pushes a 75-year-old protester in buffalo. it was caught on video. last night, two of the officers were suspended without pay. we'll break down the details and just what it means on a larger scope. meanwhile, thousands of americans poured into the streets in city after city overnight. after an emotional memorial service for george floyd in minneapolis. the protests remained largely peaceful. but president is lashing out vowing to actively campaign against a republican senator who has been critical of his response this week. he's also promoting the idea that the peaceful protesters at the white house earlier this week were as he has referred to them in a letter, terrorists.
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>> three of the four fired police officers involved in george floyd's death appear in court. two of them, it turns out, were rookie cops. one had been on the job for four days and the other was on his third full shift ever. now, they are blaming the senior officer, derek chauvin for floyd's death. the split between the officers is significant. we'll delve into that as well. we'll start with the story out of buffalo. laura jarrett is here with that. >> there's been a fair amount of alarming footage of how some police handled protesters across this country. the scene we're going to show you is a prime example of how it's so crucial that these incidences are 'cause caught on camera. two buffalo officers have been suspended without pay. av video shows them shoving a 75


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