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Civic-minded Black Family’s Kids would have been sent to Child Protective Services over Non-Existent Law

 

“Soliciting without a permit”
“soliciting what?”
“Whatever you’re soliciting…”
“you don’t even know what I’m doing?”
“what are you soliciting?”

 

  • They wanted to arrest him and take his kids to protective so the parents would have a case with CPS , any thing to destroy a family for no reason

 

 

***CORRECTION*** Mr. Marshall would not have been legally obligated to present his ID unless he had been arrested at the time of the command. Michigan is not a stop and ID state, meaning that more than RAS is required to compel citizens to present ID.

 

  • Imagine if police officers could be personally fined for unlawfull actions.
  • I love how cops are like “we don’t know why people don’t trust us”

 

  • Man I can’t imagine how ruined this guy’s life would be been without this wonderful woman

 

  • How could the cops be expected to know about a civil law that’s been around for only 400 yrs?

 

  • They had no problem trying to ruin this man’s life with a felony. Sorry isn’t enough.

 

  • They wanted to arrest him and take his kids to protective so the parents would have a case with CPS , any thing to destroy a family for no reason

 

  • You can tell that cop who initiaties the whole thing is really a dangerous guy. Its all about flexing power for him.

 

  • Both deputies should be fired. I understand the deputy wearing the glasses was fired, but the other one that stood by, watched, and did nothing to protect the victim from an unlawful arrest is just as guilty as the other. Both deputies are guilty PERIOD.

 

  • Love how the homeowner knows that petitioning is a constitutionally protected right

 

  • I love how down for the cause this random woman is. She’s just like, ‘oh word Officer? It’s like that?’ lol she’s not cool with their Gestapo tactics

 

  • The irony of him trying to obtain signatures for fair rights and then illegitimately cuffed is kinda amazing

 

  • I’m really impressed by the lady filming. She knew her shit and certainly conveyed it effectively and coherently. I wonder why she has to know all this, looks like this type of shit happens often around where she lives and she forced to have to know all these things. Sue the crap out of the department.

 

  • Some cops demand a “yes Master” attitude from citizens.

 

  • Ms Totsky is incredible. just unrelenting. perfectly handled to how she addressed the child situation then right back on the attack. total pro.

 

  • “Don’t mess with my rights” . How is such a powerful statement like that so easily overlooked by these two people?
    • Unchallenged power is like a drug and it numbs people who wield it.
    • because your first amendment is just an illusion or something told to a toddler to feel special
    • Shout out to the neighbor too! Looking out for him and the kids.

 

  • The shitty thing about all these cases is that the money that is paid out in these lawsuits is taxpayer money. What needs to happen is the money comes off their budget & then will start seeing some results.

 

  • Funny how the average person, with absolutely no police training/education, can have a better grasp of the law and our constitutional rights than the officers that are supposed to enforce those laws and protect those rights.

 

  • My props to the neighbor lady. I’m glad there’s more of us who are becoming outraged over racist and/or power hungry cops! I think both played a role here. Just my opinion. We all need to stand strong with other folks who are being treated unjustly. It’s absurd and pathetic that cops like this even exist! Officers used to be heroes and now they’ve become villains.

 

  • That was literally the most racially profiling and unreasonable search and arrest of a citizen that I have seen on this yet! The audacity of these officers challenging somebody on their own property is mind-boggling!

 

  • The truly tragic part of this interaction — there are two small children who have the majority of their lifetimes to not trust and/or hate police. Great job tyrant thugs.

 

  • Ms Totzke also has every right to sue: the deputies were abrogating her First Amendment rights too by denying her the right to participation in the political process.

 

  • Once again, all this injustice starts with an anonymous phone call from a Karen…if wrongly detained, these officers need to be held accountable AND these no life having 911 callers who get scared when they see black people minding their business..

 

  • This arrest truly breaks my heart. What bothers me most is the cop without the cap KNEW what was happening was WRONG in every sense of the word. When a good cop won’t stand up against a BAD cop, all trust is lost in this institution of law enforcement. This was only an act being perpetrated by a BULLY!!! The cop needs to go. Unfortunately, he will just move on to another town. HEART BREAKING

 

  • I’ve lived in Battle Creek my whole life and had no idea of this incident. Thank you for sharing, I am currently involved with the protection of rights and civil liberties in this city and this is great information to have.

 

  • Its BLATANTLY obvious that this Cop made the decision to arrest this man when he approached him with handcuffs in his hand already. Then he dodges every legitimate statement and question that both of these citizens present to him. There REALLY needs to be more done whenhiring these cops to determine who is right and wrong for this type of work.

 

  • Just the look on the deputy’s face while talking… It takes a different kind of strength not to fight back.

    • of everything this lady did right, keeping those kids safe until she was able to personally deliver them to family, she is an angel.
    • Bless that homeowner for not backing down and sticking up for him!
    • A repeated theme I hear in these cases is officer lack of training. For most of these officers training has nothing to do with it. They let their ego and temper control the situation and abuse their power.

 

  • I love how the gal took complete ownership of her friend’s rights being trampled, and correctly viewed that as her own rights being trampled. If you observe wrong being done right in front of you and don’t speak out, how can you expect to have someone come to your defense when you’re the one being wronged
    • you need to institute an “F minus” mark for situations like this.

 

  • The lady is brilliant. They was wrong for this. They all stayed calm and made sure the children stayed calm too. It’s just disgraceful that this goes on so much. Smh

 

  • You go girl!!!! So proud of her. We all need neighbours like this lady.

 

  • Mr. Marshall was much more composed than I could have been in the same situation. I admire his patience and self confidence.

 

  • It amazes me that when you don’t obey their commands. All a sudden they egos steps a break their own laws by making up laws to put you in cuffs. It also seems that Officers hate being wrong ergo the the ego again.

 

  • Got to love how the sheriffs dept still defended him by claiming he was right just not in that county. Sorry but collecting signatures is legal in all jurisdictions. It’s called the 1st amendment.

 

  • Caller: “hey there’s a BLACK man out here trying to fight for our rights and make our community safer… can you come arrest him and let him know he has no rights and is not safe” Dispatcher: for sure I have the perfect pair of officers.

 

  • …it is clear from the video that the deputies had no interest in carrying out a legitimate investigation to determine the legality of Mr. Marshall’s conduct…🔥🔥🔥🔥💯

 

  • A 911 call was logged on the basis of suspected solicitation?! The energy levels of the deputies was way outta proportion to the situation from the very beginning. I might be able to go along with them trying to legitimately establish his residency on that property to eliminate trespassing concerns but that’s about it.

 

  • The hateful & arrogant look on that cops face, tells you everything about him.

 

  • Man, when AtA ends up going all the way back to the Magna Carta, you know you effed up.

 

  • I love how the second officer was so ashamed that he left without saying a thing

 

  • This one really pissed me more the usual. What a piece of trash. The cop literally went out looking to bully people. Hope he felt like a big man. Definitely deserves to lose his job and any benefits

 

  • “Transparency and honesty to our community is the foundation to all of our success.” This from the Sheriff … who will not release the name of the deputy. How is that transparency?

 

  • Thank you Mrs. Totsky for standing up for your neighbor. Also, I am so glad that the officer was terminated. However, I’m pretty sure he just went to another office and was hired. That ability to be rehired is a disservice to peaceful citizens.

 

  • Seriously this is why people have serious problems with cops. This shit gives me heartburn.

 

  • Can you give the deputy a double Z- for a lower grade than an F

 

  • After watching so many of these interactions the default response the police have is stating “hindering* whenever something doesn’t go their way.

 

  • Thank GOD for good neighbors and citizen’s who refuse to allow crooked cops to infringe on our rights!

 

  • There are so many of these videos that could have been resolved had the officers approached these non-violent situations with a little more understanding and a WILL to hear people out.

 

  • What is unbelievable is that without cameras this guy would be a convicted felon and that is why these police officers need to lose their badge and go to jail

 

  • That’s was awesome! And has the proper ending with the cop losing his job. That was ridiculous. Here is a man that is a good father, good role model, model citizen, pillar of his community and it was evident just by looking at things in front of the officer. Definitely a penis envy arrest. Every neighborhood should be so lucky to have a dude like this taking initiative and making the neighborhood safer, better, raising property value. What’s not to like?

 

  • What’s funny is that the second officer definitely did not want to do what they were doing. He was just caught up in it and had to go with his partner.
    • He didn’t have to go with his partner. he could have spoken up for what was right. The good cops need to control the bad cops, otherwise they are all bad cops.
    • You ppl at naive if u think that blue line of silence is going to be broken that easily
    •  @Gundawindy Ricketts  Exactly. This fraternity and blue line bullshit with garbage qualified immunity is all part of the problem. Start arresting and charging corrupt officers, DA, and judges with crimes as normal citizens and it will reform real quick. Being put on paid/unpaid leave is not a punishment, and they should not be allowed to be hired in other counties or cities.
    • This is why people say ACAB. You can’t say they’re a good cop if they stand by when this happens. The real good cops are fired, marked as snitches and chased out, or dead.
    • “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
    • No he didn’t. He could have pulled his partner aside and said…Man I don’t think this is an issue. Let’s let it ride…but he didn’t. And because of that he is at fault too.

 

  • Yet another example of what society gets when we encharge our law enforcement to individuals with only a high school level education and an academy that is the academic the equivalency of summer school for most 1st yr JC, college students.

 

  • this needs to keep on until it costs cities more in wrongful arrest compensation than they’re saving in under-training and under-educating their police.

 

  • I have been watching this channel for 2 days straight as I just found it and this case blows my mind more than most. A: He is being accused of soliciting B: He is being told by the person on whose property the police is on, confirming that he is not soliciting. That alone should have been enough. I could go on but this is a blatant case of power tripping in it’s finest. I am relieved to hear that this police officer has been fired. Excessive use of undue unlawful power in it’s finest.

 

  • I feel like so many of these officers would learn so much if their goal truly is, and stays throughout an interaction, to maintain the peace. This is a direct example of how police involvement led to an unnecessarily escalated conflict (likely due to their egos getting hurt)

 

  • I recommend that all cops from now on use a hiring method of any cop new or old to go through an ego and control evaluation and training to determine if they are even qualified to be around anyone on the field. Not all cops are this way but this cop on here has a control problem

 

  • These thugs have become so used to violating people’s rights that it becomes second nature to them. Qualified immunity needs to be removed.

 

  • One thing I’ve learned by watching a lot of these videos is how difficult it is for some cops to disengage once it is determined that no crime is being committed. I would bet that you could find that officers are less likely to disengage when the ‘suspect’ is a POC, especially if it the suspect is a black man. I think that this type of behavior is what fuels black mistrust of the police much more than the high-profile shootings / killing do. It sucks that Mr. Marshall had to go through this; however, I’m hopefully that, by recording these types of interactions will allow them to be used in training more even-minded and professional police.

 

  • “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln

 

  • Police immunity should be removed from Law Enforcement for this very reason. Training should include Customer Service.

 

  • This is outrageous. I can’t believe they really did all this while knowing they were being filmed too. Chilling to think then how they behave when they know no one is watching. The nerve!! That man did NOTHING!

 

  • “we’ll figure that later” is the cherry on top of ingoring the request to give name and badge number. While being video recorded. I facepalmed so hard I now have a hand tattoo on my face

 

  • Watching these videos and thinking about my adolescence in Baltimore… makes me realize how many times my rights where violated by Baltimore city police. I’ve been cuffed, slammed on the hood, searched and detained three times just because I was well dressed.. literal words from the cops mouth.

 

  • I need you to read to me for nighty night time. 30% of the reason I watch these is how articulate, calm, and concise you are in these videos.
  • Too many times we see so called law enforcement getting an “F” because of ego tripping self righteousness.

 

  • Here’s my problem. More times than not, even AFTER the cities or counties have paid out huge lawsuits, these Bozo’s are more often than not, still LEO, somewhere.

 

  • The best part…”yall messed up, ya messed up.” Officer Pudgy’s expression was worth his weight of gold!!

 

  • “You’re under arrest!” – For what? “We’ll figure that out!”

 

  • I’m on the side of the police when they are right. In this video, the man being arrested is right.

 

  • Learn the Law Follow the Law Especially if you are supposed to enforce it!!!

 

  • “I’m dealin’ with him not you.” The goddamn arrogance and ego it must take to say that to someone on that person’s property is staggering.

 

  • Sad to see police officers in my own hometown be so bad at their profession

 

  • Two years to be a hairdresser. Six months to be a cop…. Where’s the problem here?

 

  • The officer should have been arrested for the felony of violating this man’s civil rights.
    •  Deprivation of rights under color of law.

 

  • This has been taking place since 1836 with the opening of the first full time police department in Boston Massachusetts. If this is going to change, the first step is to devolve all city police, place them under the Sheriff.

 

  • So this good samaritan is actually trying to improve his community with no expectation of compensation going above and beyond his civic duties and some cops come harrass him. This type of shit makes me seriously angry.

 

  • What it boils down too is having to record everything all the time. That’s why I have a phone holder on my dashboard. If I ever get pulled over, my camera is going

 

  • it really angers me how these cops do what ever they want with citizens i know we have rights but cops dont care

 

  • This proves why any contact with police should be avoided whenever possible

 

  • 6 months of training is not sufficient, they literally can destroy someone’s life with legal actions. END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

 

  • Trying to do something good for his community and this is what happens. Absolutely disgusting turn of events. I’d love to have neighbours like him and the woman who was filming.

 

  • “put your hands behind your back”

 

  • “I’m not doing anything illegal”
  • “We don’t know that, put your hands behind your back”

 

  • “I’m getting signatures”

 

  • “You’re soliciting, put your hands behind your back”

 

  • “That’s not illegal”

 

  • “We can’t think of anything else to do, we’re very low skilled individuals”

 

  • In the cops mind, it’s too much work to investigate what crime has been commited. Even if no crime has been committed, as long as a person makes a call, and police make contact, you’ve commited a crime and are going to jail. No questions asked.

 

  • This is possibly the most disturbing video I’ve watched on this channel, and that’s saying a lot. I am so disgusted by the officers’ absolute disregard for the law, civil rights, police procedure and just all logic. Losing their jobs is not enough. They need to go to prison and this man needs to sue that police department into bankruptcy.

 

  • This is a prime example of why we should always video any and all interactions with the police. Things can go sideways quick.

 

  • “How many times I gotta tell you to turn around and put your hands behind your back?” You gotta keep saying it until it’s a lawful order silly billy.

 

  • Imagine all those victims before because no cameras or phones caught such pieces of shit.
    • I was one of those victims from the LAPD in the late 80’s….that’s why when the King recording came out, I was SHOCKED someone got it on video
    • Oh they were and are commonplace. It sucks because there ARE many police departments across North America which are exactly what you’d hope they’d be, but since policing is such a necessarily invasive act (not in a bad way, just objectively by nature), the failures and crimes of bad officers and departments often have especially serious impacts on individuals’ lives.

 

  • Good cops do a job that does need doing, and that most of us really don’t want to do ourselves. I still agree with nation-wide police reform, up to the federal level of police regulation, and not just in the US, but certainly there first.

 

 

  • @Smile & Be Happy  I think Ryleigh doesn’t understand that cops like these do dirty things to people of color because of qualified immunity. With video of them committing battery and assault they don’t fear any punishment at all.

 

  • General question: can you get police removed from your property, like trespassing?

 

  • What’s ironic is, the officers are refusing to provide their own personal information as they commit a crime and are arresting him for ‘obstruction’ of a crime that doesn’t exist.

 

  • As a former resident of BC, I’m telling you this is how this counties cops have always been…above the law and people are nothing. Especially if you have issues beyond your control, they treat you like dirt

 

  • We had such high hopes for the unnamed deputy, he graduated at the top of his class

 

  • And again , if there was no one recording this tyranny who knows what would have happened to this man.. felony resisting? Tf??!!??

 

  • 13:34 I find this very troubling, for there is no part of the LEO conduct in the video that could possibly be lawful anywhere in the U.S.A., so to say that he was enforcing ordinances that are valid in other areas is either the scariest thought possible or a flat out lie. I’m going to go with lie so the public does not scream for prosecution of yet another thug with a badge. 18USC241 seems rather appropriate. Administrative leave is more condoning the behavior than anything, it amounts to a paid vacation.

 

  • This happens way too many times and it needs to stop

 

  • The ‘silent’ officer in the background who bought the business card knew it was all wrong! His behaviour when he handed over that card to her statements spoke louder than any words!

 

  • “We have a caller” Translation: we can do what we want, and you have no rights unless we let you have them.

 

  • I feel so bad for the good cops who are being judged because of tyrants like this! The guy was doing nothing wrong!

 

  • When the interaction started, I would have requested a supervisor on the scene now.

 

  • These police are literally ignoring the property owner who they were basically trespassing. Wow this has me heated.

 

  • Even in states that “claim” to be stop and ID states still must have RAS of a crime to ID or detain you.

 

  • Another example of why I LOVE good cops.

 

  • What we need to remember also is the police are usually called in by a neighbor.

 

  • “I’m collecting signatures”

 

  • “Signatures for what?”

 

  • “It doesn’t matter”

 

  • “It DOES matter” — because if we don’t like what you’re collecting signatures for, we’re going to arrest you.
    • 100% …he didnt dare say what it was for…
    • The irony is amazing

 

  • I swear most of those videos could’ve ended in less than a minute if everybody did what that lawyer in Alabama did. When cops want to arrest you for false accusations just go with it, comply and remain silent. When they take you in, get a lawyer and congrats for the money you’re about to make. But making a scene and giving the cops a lot of points to argue with against you?!

 

  • “there was a phone call”
    • Apparently that line can have all your rights violated.

 

  • These seem like cops that have a very strong understanding of the impunity that the qualified immunity grants them
  • .. Yeah I think The cop did it right. That’s exactly how they do me every time. Tell me about the laws im breaking threaten to arrest me. And then ask me what I’m doing.

 

  • What I find even more frustrating is that “solicitation” is what the 911 caller said it might be, and nobody, from the dispatcher on down to the Barney Fife the idiot who arrested the guy neither knew nor bothered to look up if “solicitation” was even a thing in their municipality.

 

  • For the record: This didn’t happen in Battle Creek, it happened in Springfield, a small city completely surrounded by Battle Creek in the northern part of the city.

 

  • I live one county north, less than 30 miles away, and I’m familiar with the area.

 

  • 10:44 his silence spoke volumes….he knew they were done

 

Veteran SILENCED While Memorializing Black History

An Ohio veteran had his microphone cut off during his speech honoring the role Black people played in the formation of Memorial Day. Ana Kasparian, Francesca Fiorentini, and Dr. Rashad Richey discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. http://youtube.com/tyt/live

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Fiery Town Hall

Kirsten Gillibrand did a town hall on Fox News. There were few moments where things got a little testy.

Chris Wallace cut her off when she criticized FoxNews for 6.5 hours of coverage of coverage of “infanticide”.

00:00
>> Kirsten Gillibrand had her town hall on FOX News.
And look, there’s been a debate about whether or not it makes sense to do a town hall on
FOX News.
Elizabeth Warren believes that it legitimizes FOX and it helps them sell ads and I think
that’s a fair point to make.
Whereas others think it’s important to go on this platform and try to convince Republican
voters to support them.
>> Which is not gonna happen, but anyway.
So during this town hall Chris Wallace is hosting, and there were a few moments where
things got a little fiery.
Let’s show you the first example.
>> I can tell you, before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked
about infanticide.
Infanticide doesn’t exist.
>> Senator, Senator I just want to say we brought you here
>> I know, I just- >> For an hour, we have given you-
>> I respect that.
>> We are treating you very fairly.
I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on
Fox news, you’re gonna attack us.
I’m not sure it’s frankly very polite when- >> Okay, I’ll do it in a polite way.
>> We’ve invited you to be here.
>> I’ll do it in a polite way, but it’s a chore for me.
>> Well, I just think- >> It’s to a point-
>> I just think why don’t we- >> I’m answering your question.
>> Instead of talking about Fox News why don’t you answer question?
>> The debate about whether or not women should have reproductive freedom has turned into
a red herring debate.
And what happens on Fox News is relevant, because they talked about infanticide for
6.5 hours, 6.5 hours.
>> Good for her.
>> So, she was told to be polite.
I mean that wasn’t his exact wording, but he called her impolite and then she said,
okay, I’ll say it in a polite way.
No, don’t say it in a polite way.
No.
Listen to me, Fox.
You want Democratic candidates to go on your town halls and help you guys with advertisers?
Fine, but they get to say what they want to say.
You don’t like it, Chris Wallace?
I mean do you remember, I don’t know if you guys remember, Candy Crowley.
Her entire career on CNN was destroyed because she fact checked, by the way, correctly fact-checked
candidates during a debate, right?
This was years ago.
I don’t even remember which candidates were involved, I even remember exactly what happened.
But I do remember that she very, in my opinion, like meekly fact-checked.
And then that was it, she’s gone.
She is not on CNN obviously.
What is Chris Wallace doing?
Don’t tell her to polite!
Don’t even imply that she needs to be polite.
She’s there, during a town hall, and this.
Anyway, it makes me so irritated because it is not your place to interrupt her and tell
her what she can and can’t say as a candidate agreeing to do a town hall on your network.
>> Yep, nope.
Kinda reminds me of this past week when the gentleman ran onstage while Harris was there
trying to speak.
It’s that continued narrative we see of men stepping up and stepping in, in a way to try
to discredit a woman or try to push her in a direction as opposed to letting her have
her own autonomy and use her own voice.
And also the whole Be Polite narrative, isn’t that same framework of just smile more?
>> Totally, totally.
>> Yeah.
>> It’s like do you want her to spell propaganda or to share facts?
Because the focus shouldn’t have been on whether she was polite or not, but whether she was
spouting truth, and it sounds like it, that’s exactly what she was doing.
And just because Wallace was not content with that doesn’t mean he should have opened his
damn mouth.
>> The point of this town hall is not to hear about how, what this candidate is saying is
hurting Chris Wallace’s feelings or Conservative’s feelings.
The point of the town hall is for the candidate to put their policies out there and show voters
who they are.
So if conservatives voters don’t like who she is or what she has to say, they’re not
gonna vote for her, we’re done with it, right?
>> Right.
>> But you don’t get to decide what she can say and what she can’t say.
She’s agreed to do this town hall, you guys have been crying like little children over
the Democrats who don’t wanna do their town halls on your network.
And now you have the audacity to tell a woman who’s running for president to be polite?
>> The only thing is that the continuous interruption- >> Yes.
>> They didn’t do that to Bernie.
>> No.
>> Cuz Bernie didn’t have it, and people call Bernie rude, but Bernie is not rude, Bernie
is just standing his ground.
If she would have been in any way, if she would’ve popped off in any way, then it would’ve
been she is an angry woman.
There’s no way to win in that situation.
>> So true.
>> You just got to ride hard.
You just cannot, and good for her that she just kept going and she didn’t let him, but
the network that has Laura Ingraham is telling people to be polite, shut up and dribble?
Are you kidding me?
>> Exactly.
>> Elizabeth Warren was wise for not going on that network, cuz there’s just nothing
that you can say to truly communicate without being shut down or trying to be shut down
or intimidated in some way when you’re trying to share the facts and the truth.
>> But I don’t know, Adrianne- >> Meghan McCain is thinking that it’s not
a good idea because you’re alienating an entire group of people by not going on network.
>> Do not politicize it.
>> My God.
>> So anyway, now I’m being catty.
But let’s go to the second video because it went on.
>> So what I mean by our future is female, is that we want more women’s voices heard.
I was so inspired by the 2018 election.
Those 120 women who ran in the red and purple places across the country broke through.
Our first two Muslim American women, our first two Native American women.
Young women, diverse women.
And so we want women to have a seat at the table.
>> What about men?
>> They’re already there.
Do you not know?
>> So.
>> I guess what I’m asking is are we part of the future, too?
05:52
>> Yes, you’re already there.
So it’s not, it’s not meant to be exclusionary, it’s meant to be inclusionary.
>> Okay.
>> So we’re just wanna have a couple more chairs for the rest of us.
>> All right, we’re not threatened.
>> No, you sound pretty threatened.
What about men?
What’s gonna happen to us?
>> All lives matter.
>> At the table.
You guys have made bulk of the decisions.
You represent the majority of representatives and senators in Congress.
What do you talk?
We haven’t had a single female president.
What are you talking about?
>> No, no, but he wants to make sure he’s not gonna be excluded from the future.
Give me a break, come on.
And let her speak.
And I do really hope that the women who were there in the audience and hopefully some of
the men, it really resonated with them to the extent to which Wallace was interrupting
her and really how demeaning that is.
And I just really hope that that spoke volumes to them.
>> What about men?
I’ll tell you, look at all of the social ills of the world, and they’re usually connected
to men.
How about we open the doors for women and let them bring their compassion and humanity,
and probably resolve a lot of these issues?
And I dare to say that I didn’t know, I thought Nikki Haley was Native American.
But I know that women are not innately evil like some of these men.
So I’m saying that here today, I’m going out on a limb as the comedian that I am, you say
what about men?
Look at the world, what about men?
>> Yeah.
>> And something that I actually really like, at Georgetown University a political scientist
there went and did a research study.
And found that women legislators sponsor more bills, pass more laws, get more money for
their districts.
They work harder.
Maybe because we women have been forced to work twice as hard to get opportunities, but
women actually work harder for you as leaders.
So what about men?
>> And we aren’t emotionally constipated.
>> Yeah, definitely.
And look, I just think it’s interesting how the whole issue of gender equality, it’s not
about giving one gender a leg up over the other.
The way that it’s being treated as a zero-sum game, it is being treated as a threat by some
men, certainly not all, not even close to all.
>> That’s right.
>> And the point I wanna make is look, we’re living in the type of economy right now where
if you’re a man who is threatened by the equality and you don’t want women to have the some
opportunities as you?
I mean, if you’re straight and you plan on having a female partner, you need a dual income
household to survive.
You want those opportunities for both of you, right?
>> What do they say, when you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression?
>> Yeah.
>> So that’s what you were saying there with little Chris and his little feet were dangling
on the tear.
>> Yeah.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Rejects Israeli Offer to Visit West Bank Family

Israel walked back an earlier decision to block a visit by Tlaib and Omar

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday called off her visit to the West Bank, hours after Israel ’s decision to allow her into the country on humanitarian grounds with some restrictions on what she could say and do.

Her announcement capped off two days of back-and-forth, with Israel on Thursday saying it would bar Ms. Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar from the country because of their support for boycotting Israel. Israel had said last month it would allow the Congresswomen to visit but reversed course after pressure from President Trump, who said “it would show great weakness” to let them in.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!

Ms. Tlaib had filed a humanitarian appeal to Israel, promising not to promote boycott activities and abide by restrictions while visiting her family in the West Bank. She said it might be her last chance to see her elderly grandmother. But she said Friday she didn’t want to visit under the conditions imposed by Israel, who she accused of “silencing me and treating me like a criminal.

“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in—fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” she said in a tweet.

Rashida Tlaib

@RashidaTlaib

Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/1162341203406401536 

Rashida Tlaib

@RashidaTlaib

When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies. https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/1162333169846247425 

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Israel’s announcement Friday had partially walked back Israel’s decision Thursday to block Ms. Tlaib, a Palestinian-American representing Detroit, and Ms. Omar, a Somali-American representing Minneapolis, from entering Israel for a visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank that was to begin Sunday.

Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who said he authorized Ms. Tlaib’s entry into Israel on humanitarian grounds, wrote on Twitter that the congresswoman’s “hatred of Israel outweighs her love for her grandmother.”

The episode was the latest round in Mr. Trump’s feud with Ms. Tlaib and Omar, who, along with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, make up a group of women of color in Congress calling themselves ‘The Squad.’ Mr. Trump has repeatedly targeted them at rallies and on Twitter as being anti-Israel, which they deny.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R. Fla.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Israel’s decision to bar the Congresswomen is a mistake. “Being blocked is what they really hoped for all along in order to bolster their attacks against the Jewish state,” he said.

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the decision was a sign of weakness, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said it believed every member of Congress should be able to travel to Israel.

Democratic leaders have expressed concern over Ms. Tlaib and Ms. Omar’s views on Israel, which are problematic for a party that has identified as pro-Israel.

Ms. Omar has said lawmakers’ support for Israel is motivated by money, which critics slammed as anti-Semitic. She later apologized for the comments after Mrs. Pelosi rebuked her.

Ms. Tlaib has slammed Israel’s policies toward Palestinians and has said she supports a one state solution, in which Israelis and Palestinians living in Israel would have equal rights and representation. Israel fears that would be the end of its Jewish majority in the country.

Along with Ms. Omar, Ms. Tlaib was to visit Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Ms. Tlaib came under fire from some supporters Friday after she had accepted Israel’s offer to visit her grandmother. Some Palestinians criticized Ms. Tlaib as having caved to Israeli pressure and accepting unfair demands.

Bassam Tlaib, 54, the Congresswoman’s uncle who lives in Beit Ur al-Faqua, said the whirlwind of media reports whether Ms. Tlaib would be allowed to enter Israel brought the family “from a state of happiness to anxiety.” He said he was afraid to give Ms. Tlaib’s grandmother hope that she’ll be visited by her grandchild.

“She’s is waiting to be embraced by her loved one,” Mr. Tlaib said of his mother and the congresswoman’s grandmother.