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governors and mayors, "you got to get tougher, you've been very weak." this is something the president has suggested on twitter but directly in this videoconference. we'll have more tomorrow. >> sandra: great to be with you here again, ed. we'll do it again tomorrow morning, right? "outnumbered" starts now. >> melissa: fox news alert, another night of violence and unrest as nationwide protests over the death of george floyd escalate. some cities descending into chaos amid tense stands offs between law enforcement and rioters, including in our nation's capital where fires blaze near the white house as u.s. marshals and dea agents were deployed and dozens of secret service agents were hurt. 26 states and the district of columbia activating the national guard as local authorities scrambled to keep things under control. the associated press reporting at least 4400 people have been arrested across the country so
far, and in new york city the scene for last night continuing to unfold throughout the morni morning. >> we've had a significant number of stores broken into. we have still out there, actually, as we speak, making arrest. this is one of the most challenging times are seen in nearly 30 years of policing. i can tell you we have thousands of officers deployed last night. >> melissa: meanwhile, on the west coast, cleanup efforts are underway in southern california the morning after looting and the santa monica area. that's where we find william la jeunesse. what do you sing on the now >> right now they are cleaning up and boarding appear in the the santa monica business district. behind me these were broken windows, no they are preparing for potentially round three. santa monica, long beach, huntington beach, san francisco, l.a., all areas where police were overwhelmed and "outnumbered" by protesters. they were protecting buildings
along with the national guard. in the meantime, the looters and thugs and thieves took advantage of the fact that the cops were overwhelmed and literally started basically knocking over -- well, in this case, this is a sunglass story. they cleaned that one out. overhears a jeweler, they took whatever was here. nearby they took $12,000 from a barbara, and than they actually set fire to this sushi restaurant. again, while police were busy with protesters, to her free streets away for me , and basically some splintered off and came here and started committing violence and taking pretty much whatever they wanted. they are very organized. in some cases, you saw car loads of thieves and thugs literally ramming these windows in with skateboards and hammers and trash cans, going inside, cleaning them out. keith is showing you right now at the rei they took a lot of high-end bicycles out of that. one woman tried to protect it,
they threw an 80s at her and assaulted her and literally got in. as you can see, or business looks like it's normal here, but it's not. we have a curfew here, but these people will have to clear up. businesses want to get these boards up, because they don't know what's going happen again. people told the britannia pub nothing to worry about, he open, and you saw what ensued. they were just overwhelmed and couldn't control it, even with help from the national guard, brought in to protect firefighters who tried to put out this fire. police did use water cannons, foam pellets and rubber bullets, but they were continually outflanked because they were "outnumbered." support from the sheriff's office as well as the national guard preparing again for potentially the same thing is they have today. as you said, there's a lot of criticism of how police handle this, but of course they are caught between a rock in a hard
spot in the ascents, because you had politicians saying, "hey, let these peaceful protests take place to my place," the people show restraint, and they did that, and this is what happens nearby. they are kind of in a no-win situation in many cases. now the calls are coming out. people saw these images on television, literally aghast at the amount of crime taking place, while these peaceful demonstrations are taking place. of course, they weren't entirely peaceful because you had one policeman get a fractured skull, another broken arm, broken leg, and several injuries. but the totality of the damages, melissa, going to be in the hundreds of millions, likely the billions of dollars in damage up and down california. back to you. >> melissa: wow. william la jeunesse, thank you for that report. you are watching "outnumbered" and i am melissa francis. here's today's harris faulkner. i was still of kennedy on the fox business network, kennedy
herself. townhall.com editor and fox news contributor katie pavlich, and joining us today, david webb, host of "reality check" on fox nation and "the david webb show" on sirius xm patriot. i will start with you. i was trying to think, is there any way we can all come together at this point? one thing is we can probably all agree there has been a breakdown in the rule of law, and we can recognize that a number of things have contributed to that. first, we saw them betray their oath to serve and protect. we have also seen looters and rioters destroying things that aren't theirs, robyn, obviously, endangering everyone out there. in their outside forces that are at work, as well, trying to destroy our democracy and take advantage of this. without the rule of law, none of us has any freedom. no one has and human rights.
we are all in danger. how can we start to each of us contributing to putting the rule of law back into place so we can all have our freedom? what are your thoughts? >> david: we have to start by being honest about how we got here, melissa. we didn't get here in this breakdown with what happened and the tragic killing of george lloyd. over decades of abuse that has happened across the country and the world, by those that want to break down the rule of law and society. the members of the media, rappers, influencers out there that have pushed this narrative in this case of always racism when it applies to anything that happens between police and community, for example. well, frankenstein, meet the high monster. the high monster are the riots playing out. the
peaceful protests are ferguson, no longer in charge. the righteous indignation and protests are no longer in charge. the rule of law takes time to erode, and it has been eroded over time by those who have pushed those narratives and made them a political football, made them a usable tool by antifa, black lives matter, and others. here we are, trying to deal the moment, we need to look ahead and start to fix this problem over time. and frankly, to the protesters, little point of honesty. the rioters coming into your riots, some of them have led large protests, tens of thousands across this country, we didn't have problems because we police ourselves. police ourselves. get rid of the people who are from antifa, from any other group, some outsider, and go protest rightfully. >> melissa: lets let harris and now, as well.
i pushed back on david a bit because we all played a role in this. there were so many things that contributed to being at this moment, where we see this breakdown. pointing at other people and saying what they did to contribute to it, maybe we need to each recognize our own will for us. >> harris: our own role, absolutely. decades of our own role. i was born in the '60s, my dad was leaving this country to go fight for our military, and we talked in our household as i got older about -- and i'm looking at these pictures while i talk to you. about what that meant at that moment, when people of color were being hosed in the streets and unleashing dogs on people who look like david and me. there was so much protest and unrest. things would tip to violence so easily, and we are all complicit in this moment, because we know
how bad it can get. my brain is breaking a little bit of people who say, "well, i'm so shocked i got this bad so quickly." really? there are 40 million people out of work. how can you be shocked? there are people of color who coronavirus has taken out based on pre-existing conditions that we know need attention when there is no pandemic. there is a weakness and a virus among us. not just coronavirus, but he weakness and a viral, if you will, attitude among us that it's always the other guy. no, it's all of us again. all of us. in many ways, you know, what it's going to take, melissa -- and i love that question, i hope you keep asking and we all keep asking it of each other and ourselves. what it's going to take is realizing day after day after day that, if you want to cleanse antifa, it's going to take everybody to do that. not just the protesters on the streets. i've seen those videos.
kennedy, i know you were up on social media this week, too. you see these videos were people are turning them over to police, but it's going to take everybody. when you know somebody is preaching hate, no matter what group they ascribe to, get help and make sure we work together to silence that. in a legal way. to make sure that they don't ruin everything for everybody else. we are in this together. >> melissa: kennedy, what are your thoughts? >> kennedy: that's absolutely right. we have lost sight of our common humanity come because it is so easy right now to be completely divided. when we are divided, we work against each other. you have to look, what are the forces who are really honing in on this division? and who is benefiting from this split in society? those people making a massive power grab, and it's
interesting, because there are legitimate protesters, there is an uprising against police brutality. and the snuffing of freedom from individuals who have had their rights completely exterminated, but then the reaction is an authoritarian, totalitarian, militarized police state. which should be the opposite of what the peaceful protesters are looking for. it's people from antifa and other factions like that, they are the ones who are capitalizing on the division. oddly enough, what they are doing, they are supposed to be antifascist, but they are bringing on a totalitarian fascist state. that will be a complete erosion of rights. they are going to be the majority of voters who look at that chaos and go, "maybe we should have the national guard running cities full-time." the irony is tragic. >> melissa: yeah.
katie, what do you think about that? we have highlighted so many things that have all contributed to getting us to this point. all of those things we talked about. police who have broken the trust of those who are policing them. other outside groups that want to create chaos, that want to bring down our democracy. the virus, as harris pointed out, people who are out of work, in desperate circumstances, who are bored if nothing else. all of these things together have brought us to this moment. how do we come together to restore the rule of law, democracy and freedom? i went to the grocery store this morning, there are cops outside, cops inside. this is not how we all can live our lives. >> katie: after reject the idea that we are all somehow complicit in us getting here. i think we are conflating two issues. there are the peaceful protesters who are genuinely concerned about police brutality and what happened to george floyd, and his brother was
interviewed and said, "this is not what he was all about. he would be rejecting this kind of violence in response to this." the other issue, what we are seeing when the sun goes down, organized groups who are being paid by somebody because they are traveling to the city centers, staying in hotels, and their anarchists. they have no interest in coming together. they are waging war on our inner cities and the cities where they have burned things down and it destroyed private property to the tune of millions and billions of dollars, and destroyed property that belongs to americans, like the police vehicles that were burned in philadelphia yesterday. you are right, we do have to come together to face this evil that is infecting our cities all around the country where people are traveling in to cause this destruction and chaos. you know when they are willing to bury down a historic church, which likely the firefighters were able to get there last night to st. john's church in washington, d.c., that they have no interest in this. their anarchists, they must be
stopped. there are two separate groups here and the latter needs to be taken care of in a manner that is equal to the destruction they are causing. >> melissa: harris, will give you the last word. when i say we are all to blame, what i mean is we can all do better at every point. there's always been opportunity to pass when you could've done better. that's what i mean by that. go ahead. >> harris: i wanted to get this quick oriented, breaking his right now. new york governor cuomo says that he will talk with new york city mayor de blasio about a possible curfew for the city. are you kidding me right now? i mean, you got a 1:00 curfew in santa monica. 1:00 p.m. melissa, you live in new york city. you have talked about a moment too late happening in this process along with coronavirus. i mean, the city, it seems like it's a moment too late. that's the news. i will just report it. >> melissa: all right, we are awaiting a white house briefing with press secretary
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>> harris: we are awaiting the white house press briefing with? and any later this afternoon after president trump met with attorney general bill barr. he also spoke with the nation's governors and the video teleconference moments ago where he reportedly went after their response to the violence and protests over the death of
george floyd. the president called for more rest, and according to the associated press, "most of you are weak." this all pulling out after the president over the weekend announced plans to designate the left-wing anti-for movement a terrorist organization. barr joined the fbi will use partnerships with state and local police to identify those response will for the chaos of the protests, saying the violence instigated and carried out by antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting and domestic -- is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly. meanwhile, leaders across america are pointing to out-of-town agitators. keith ellison is minnesota's attorney general. watch. >> we have evidence that outsiders have been present and, in some cases, have played a very negative role. but i have been talking with protesters and trying to get a sense of who some of these folks are.
i've heard mixed things. some of the negative stuff has come from people in minnesota, and some of it has come from people on the outside. >> harris: before we get started with the panel, i want to pop up -- can we show that 86% graphic, please? before we talk to everybody? according to a local nbc affiliate, about 86% of those arrested in minneapolis from friday to saturday listed minnesota as their address. interesting. a lot of going back and forth about where people are from and whether or not. kennedy, come to you with your thoughts on it. >> kennedy: yes, it's the people who really want to stir it up, and it's the sort of protest tourism that we see time and time again. whether it's a police protest -- i remember the wto riots in seattle. it started as almost performance leader in civil disobedience,
and it was very well coordinated, the marches, and the anarchists came in. they were not antifa yet, but we saw them with their black bandannas, and that's when they started breaking stuff, breaking starbucks windows, breaking into businesses. this is the faction you see over and over again. we saw them in 2016 at both the dnc and rnc conventions, and now you are seeing them really capitalize on this. they may not make up the majority, but they are hell-bent on doing damage. it is hard to see other protesters sort of shuttled them to the police. if you're going out protesting and you are a peaceful protester, take some zip ties and subdue some of these people in a citizen's arrest. if they are hurting people, lobbing molotov cocktails, if they are setting things on fire, if they are breaking things and committing crimes, and go ahead and help them find what they ultimately want, which is apparently a rest. they also sent out a notice over the weekend that they are heading to "the 'burbs" to take
what's theirs. i thought you didn't believe in private property? if you see them and they have a backpack, take it. they don't believe in private property, so what's there is yours. >> harris: we don't want to engage people in trying to physically get involved with anybody else, but i understand what you are saying. maybe not literally. 14% not for minnesota was the calculation i was doing there, david. 86 percent giving a minnesota address. that means above 10% are not from there. as kennedy pointed out, you only need a few. 14% is perhaps a lot more than a few. >> david: but if there are only a few coming to these riots and that's what it is, you have the pretext and then you have the riot, harris. then the fact is that there are more protesters, rightfully so, and there should be, then there are rioters. so, yeah, do take them on. you have the right on the responsibility of getting rid of the bad elements in your protests.
as for the people coming in from the outside -- and i know it's not comfortable for some people to hear out there across america, some of the plain truth. with the plain truth is being discussed among americans. the fact is the environment has to exist for them to come in and create this. we saw this and ferguson. i watched it rise up around me. what i warned people they were doing this, they said, "we didn" well, yes, we do have responsibility. and he put's the action arm. the others that join them are bringing pallets of bricks. when you have an ivy league educated lawyer throwing a molotov cocktail at an nypd police car, you are not talking about some disenfranchised, homeless seattle nt for member here. come on, america. let's get real. these people are in there. we got to deal with them. i'm with kennedy, we have a citizen responsibility. you want to come to the 'burbs,
i've got news for you. there are americans in the 'burbs -- black, white, left, right, doesn't matter -- you don't want you there. cops can't be everywhere. doj can't be everywhere. law enforcement can't be everywhere. responsibly, we can protect our businesses. when i'm watching videos of business owners, a white woman being beaten by black youths and other youths for standing in front of her business -- >> harris: heartbreaking. >> david: don't give me the stuff that it's not violent. >> harris: yeah. katie, you know, as we look at these groups, and we are going to take a closer look at 1:00 on "overtime" at antifa, but as we look at these groups, it's not just anti-for. as david so astutely pointed out, it's people who just want to take advantage of a really tender moment for our entire nation. before george floyd and his death. we were already tender, we were already weakened by what has been going on with our economy and the virus.
they come in, and i do think we need to know who is among us. >> katie: i look forward to your information in your 1:00 show, harris, about antifa. keith ellison actually tweeted a photo, slc, of himself with the antifa handbook. it's quite ironic now that he is in charge and complaining about these people destroying his own communities. on the broader picture here of who is doing this, this is also a result of decades of young people being indoctrinated that america is this evil empire that must be destroyed, and anarchy is the answer. in terms of the terrorism designation by the justice department, by the trump administration, one of the technical definitions of terrorism is using violence for a political end. the political end here is to destroy america from the inside out, and anarchy. it'll be interesting to watch how they kind of classify those things, since there is not an official membership for antifa or the other groups that are
engaged in this kind of writing. but certainly the intention to have a political outcome of anarchy and destroying the system, it applies to that definition. >> harris: all right, we're going to scoot. protesters are demanding justice over the death of george floyd. that's how we got here, in part, for our current news cycle, anyway. the debate over police brutality and racial bias is raging on. is the problem as systemic as some see it? how can we as a nation learn from this moment and move forward? >> my black brothers and sisters are being shot, being killed, for no reason! this message is for spouses of veterans with a va loan. with just one call to newday, you can cut your family's mortgage payments by $2000 a year. the va streamline refi is a benefit your spouse earned. it shortens the refi process so veteran families
law enforcement. yesterday, national security advisor robert o'brien gave this take. >> no, i don't think there is systemic racism. i think 99.9% of our law enforcement officers are great americans and there are a few bad apples. we need to root them out. >> melissa: but minnesota attorney general, keith ellison, said sunday that african-americans his state are justified in their fear to local police and senator tim scott said examples of prejudice among law enforcement are impossible to ignore. >> yes, there is too much abuse within law enforcement toward african-american men. i've been a victim. seven-time stopped in one year, as an elected official, just driving while black. >> melissa: david webb, let me start with you. i want to throw this back out there, as well. this is from an nbc news study that 44 people have been rendered unconscious with neck restraints by minneapolis police over the past five years. what are your thoughts? is there a systemic problem?
>> david: i mean, if you look at minneapolis and the police department, the leaders within that city, such as the police but the mayor's office, they clearly have a problem. a problem that has not been addressed by pass attorney general's like amy klobuchar and has not been addressed by keith ellison since he has been in office, because these officers and other officers with multiple complaints have not been brought in for at least an internal investigation. i have looked at this, i have talked to sources on the ground, people within the department to have had serious concerns over the years. as for tim scott's broad statement, i understand, you have either incidences. so have many other americans, and some have not. he can't paint it that way, either. i disagree with him on that context. i also look at the history and the statistics, and where we've come from '68 to now, where we
have seen violence between police and blacks change in the numbers. they are trending down, and the police incidents which anybody can look up on the fbi website, lay out the facts contrary to the negative. but stay with them. let's go after the cities with broken trust, with serious problems between the police force, regardless of color. the asian officer who was there, culpable, as is derek chauvin, except eric had his knee on his neck. that's wrong, also spirit is not only about racism , it's up police brutality. >> melissa: but, harris, when you look at that picture, it is a level of depravity that -- i was trying to think of when the last time is that we saw that total disregard for human life. it feels like isis to me. it can't be a one-off. >> harris: you know, i think
david is onto something, though, when he says police brutality. i know val demings, we fetter on my program more than once, and she is a former police officer, obviously. we just said that. but, you know, congresswoman val demings has had a lot to say about training. that is an important component, no matter what the racial configuration of arresting police officer and person on the ground. that the thought of someone putting their knee to the back of somebody's neck, to the side, whatever it would be, until they are no longer conscious, is disturbing no matter who the victim's. no matter who the perpetrator is. so, that is why we cry for justice. the idea that if one is perceived to have more power because of the color of their skin, it's also worked into th this. i listened carefully to senator tim scott talk about being pullover while driving black seven times. seven times in a short period of time. david, i'm not going to put you
on the spot. i'm from the south, it's happened to me. >> david: i've been pulled over, harris. >> harris: "without the suspect looked like you." when happens once or twice, that's one thing. when it happens continuously, that's a conversation that needs to be had. that is a faraway moment, we hope and pray, from what happened to george floyd. we need to have an open conversation and hit, as david said, those pockets where we know this is a problem. minneapolis is my old market, i was a prime time anchor there for years. mmi has been there, who is not black. we talked about some of the issues then. david, they've needed to clean up for a minute. >> melissa: yeah. kennedy? >> kennedy: i would really like to see a conversation between cops. not necessarily the unions and the sergeant's union, but police officers and some of the protest leaders, to sit down and talk about why this is happening. what is it in your training, that if you have bad apples it
allows for this to happen? what can we do with your training to make sure that there was a pause? that is what val demings was asking for, and i appreciate that, because she was a police officer for a long time. her suggestion was, before you pull the trigger, before you engage in the act that can end someone's life, pause for second and ask yourself, "could this result in the burning down of my city?" and you don't want officers to hesitate to the point where they put their lives at risk, but i would like to see a conversation. because i do think we have to have an evolution if we are going to have trust. in the case of bad apples, it's a case of an officer here were there of various departments, what is it within that system that allows complaint after complaint of these officers to remain? there something about that that is also inherently wrong. >> melissa: all right. officials across the country now urging protesters who have been
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entresto helps improve your heart's ability >> harris: and this breaking news now, the governor of minnesota, walz, is speaking. let's watch together. >> time out of their jobs, and many of them will be going back. some of them working as news reporters. some of them working as camera operators, some of them as teachers. that will begin to happen and that will be done, as general jensen will talk about, in a very orderly and organized way. our strategy we need to continue to keep in place, the multiagency command center that was stood up will stay in place, because we managing communications. some of you have now witnessed the complexity of something like this. it doesn't look like the movies. you have to get everybody on the same frequencies. you have to have communications to move people. when you see an operation move in unison like you've seen the last few days, with no prior training together, that is a testament to the leadership of all of these different agencies.
that is the max. they will operate until the time comes when we transitioned back out of that. i do think it is worth noting that, this week, there will be -- at least as we understand right now -- a significant event with the funeral memorial of george floyd. i believe it is scheduled for thursday. it will be an important event, both for the city of minneapolis, minnesota, and for the nation, to watch that process of celebrating a life that was taken in front of us. an opportunity for leadership. when i say "leadership," what we are seeing now is, where there are voids of leadership at certain levels, you are certainly seeing leaders and communities who have always been there but their voices forward. that will be in conjunction, making sure as we said yesterday, the idea of protecting peaceful protesters. that brings me to yesterday. he will hear more detail on this, the incident with the truck that i think will live for many of us -- i was watching
that on the mndot cameras in live time when it happened. i was breathless as i watched it, because i thought i was going to witness dozens or hundreds killed in the immediate crash, and then my fear was the intentional thought of detonating that truck. as it turned out -- and i don't want to speak out of this, but the preliminary, the driver was frustrated. they will talk about how you close in sections, he got out of that, they let them talk about the details of that. from the driver's perspective, he went around it, saw the crowd, went around the other cards. he did brake come as we say. no one was hurt. the crowd than respondent, in many cases, i'm sure adrenaline and fear and everything else that was happening. but the driver noted afterwards, after he was told it didn't kill anybody, he noted that the vast majority were protecting him. the protesters were protecting
the driver, who they had just seen appeared to run into the crowd, because they realized how dangerous the situation was. for those of you who are old enough to remember that horrific seam on that large angeles road during the writing king events for the driver was pulled from the vehicle and severely injures in minneapolis and st. paul protected this person, and a tie that it appeared he attempted to kill them. i think that speaks volumes. i am still in shock of what i thought we would be talking about. that event did have some disruptive impact on movement of folks last night, but it still worked out, i think, again. an amazing thing, no deaths, no injuries, and last night a report of one fire that is still under investigation. it can't be confirmed, and it was medially distinguished.
we've got an opportunity here. we have changed the direction of where this has gone. we have opened up incredibly important conversations. yesterday we saw attorney general ellison assumed the lead in the case to start with. many things need to be done at this point in time, but minnesota, this is our chance. i would say this, with that curfew, it's june 1st. we are still in the middle of a pandemic. we are working simultaneously with this. i'll give you a bit of an update at the end we will talk about the number of tests we are doing. we tested 22 long-term care facilities. we are planning for massive mobile testing in the cities for folks. i will tell you out there, who were peacefully protesting, again, if you're starting to get symptoms of covid-19, please isolate. we'll have to do some contact tracing, which i have not wrap my mind around without look like in this size, but we want to
massively test you. want to get a handle on that. june 1st we are having restaurants open up outside. it's 85 degrees this afternoon. we have restaurants across the state ready to do that. this is a time for community to gather outside, gather outside in the early evening, experience what minnesota has to offer, and let's have some of that happen. let's get some of those things back going again. with that, i would like to turned over to commissioner harrington, department of public safety. >> think you come governor. john harrington, diverted to public safety we watched yesterday afternoon, as many of you did, two really startling events. we watched, about 3:00 in the afternoon, as between 5,007,000 people came to demonstrate at u.s. bank. we saw moms with their kids, we saw elders from the community,
we saw young people all coming together in what was a very large and a very peaceful demonstration at u.s. bank stadium. we also saw that group move onto the freeway, and then we saw what was described as that moment -- i can't use that term in front of public company, when you saw the truck going into that crowd and you just winced because of what you imagined we were going to see with bodies under the tires of that truck. when you didn't see the bodies under the tires of the truck, it was, frankly, possibly a mirac miracle. because the driver was doing 70 miles an hour, we understand it, or in that range. even with hitting the brakes and even with dry pavement, we got lucky. or if there was something miraculous happening there.
once that happened, we continued our operational posture in terms of working through the curfew and working through our protests prevention, riot prevention model, of the rapid response team. you could literally see it in real time, you can see the rapid response team. bikes and cars and trucks come moving into the protest area, making sure we could control what we thought might turn into another really bad situation. the police officers that responded to that responded with restraint and with care, and they were able to contain this situation in such a way that we really did feel like we have some control over it. it took hours to continue to move that around. at the end of the night, we really did feel like the interaction was at the right tone. we are having moms with their kids leave because they really where -- that was early on in
this. there was an opportunity for us to sort that out. we had folks who didn't want to leave and were clearly thereby design. i think we made good decisions throughout. today we started the morning out, 7:00 in the morning, looking at the intel. looking for additional information, looking for signs that we are going have disruption. we have a preventative control model that is operating today, similar to what we have the last few days. completion of national guard, local municipalities, premier li minneapolis and st. paul, ramsey and hennepin county, working the streets today. prepared to rapidly we have constructiorights, and protected first amendment rights of folks are coming in to protest. we have been working with communities, we have continued
to work with communities, whether it's at the memorial at 38th and chicago or at little earth were all over the twin cities area. peace officers have been working with community to keep the pea peace. that's what the community wants and what we want. this afternoon we will move back into our more multiagency coordinated presence. we will bring more folks in from suburbs and other sheriffs departments and continue to integrate them with the minnesota state patrol, minnesota department of natural resources, and the minnesota national guard. and we will once again go out to patrol and make sure the curfew is enforced, to make sure lawful and peaceful demonstrations, their first amendment rights are protected, and to make sure riotous behaviors, arson, violence, robbing, looting, is not allowed to be the story of the day. at this time, i will turn it over to major general jensen of the minnesota national guard.
>> good morning, everyone. major general john jensen, i'm the adjunct general of the minnesota national guard. as governor walz just announced, this morning we received guidance from the governor. as it relates to the demobilization of the minnesota national guard, and the return of part of the minnesota national guard back to their hometown and back to their armories. this is not in order to return the entire organization back home. any reappointment is coordinated with the mac and approved by the governor. we will accelerate as the situation improves, delay or even stop if the security situation worsens.
with over 7,000 minnesota national guardsmen currently mobilized, i am confident that we can reduce our presence while meeting the needs of the mission task received by the mac, the state patrol, and the department of safety. you may see movement begin as early as this afternoon, as we take units who are not required to respond in st. paul or minneapolis and allow them to return home and begin the process of returning back to their normal status as a citizen soldier. in addition, i would like to report that last night, at 9:48 p.m., in the vicinity of interstate i-35 in washingto washington avenue, an unknown vehicle driving at a high rate of speed toward a minnesota national guardsmen and the police counterparts. the why don't i'm rapley poaching vehicle refused to slow
down as it approached our guardsmen and our police officers. initial questioning indicating this respondent had signals with >> to stop. the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed. nonlethal methods were engaged on the vehicle to, again, have a vehicle stop. the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed. at that time, in accordance with the escalation of force, our soldier fired three rounds from his rifle in response to a perceived and legitimate threat to him and the minnesota police officers that he was in direct support of. the vehicle changed course and fled the scene. at this time, no injuries have been reported. we have followed our procedures and reported this event to both the governor's office and the chief of the national guard bureau. as is required by regulation any
time a discharges their weapon, regardless of reason, we have assigned an investigating officer for this incident. finally, this week, and specifically this weekend, for sure, the minnesota national guard is seeing the best and the worst of minnesota. we have seen the devastation of our community and we seem great citizens coming back out, picking up the pieces with their friends, their neighbors, and strangers, and we've had a small part of that. we have had the privilege and the honor to be a small part of that, because minneapolis and st. paul are our communities, too. we live here, we were care, and the minnesota national guard is here with you. i will now be followed by colonel langer. >> thanks, jenna. my name is matt langer and have the honor and privilege a serving of the chief of
minnesota state patrol. i'll be brief, last night was kind of textbook, that we are trained for a genera daily basi. people sigh strategy that law enforcement likes much better than using chemical munitions and some of we saw last week that were absolutely necessary but not our first choice. last night i think people saw a much slower develop it of a crowd control strategy and a tactic with dispersal warnings and an encirclement strategy that works, and a very careful and methodical, safe, and easier way to take people into custody. most of which tend to want to be taken into custody for their actions for various reasons. >> melissa: we are listening to a press conference right now in st. paul, minnesota. they are talking about the events of yesterday and last night, and talking about having a better response, they believe, from law enforcement there. but we also heard from the governor, and i want to bring it back out to the couch on this one. kennedy, i was interested to
hear governor walz say, "this is the day we are allowing restaurants to open outside. "it's june 1st. it's the time of year we do that. the weather is better. let's do some of that. let's get to that." i was surprised by that. rather than recoiling and say, "we are going to keep this lockdown going longer." he seemed to recognize that what people need an outlet. maybe it's part of -- that the coping up has contributed come one of the tiny factors that has contributed to this other overall problem. what are your thoughts? >> kennedy: i think it's a major factor. it has compounded so much as time has gone on, and people who have lost their businesses, people who have lost their jobs, people who have been quarantining alone, they are getting very restless and very lonely, and this unfortunately is a relief valve for a lot of people. it has been horrible. you look at the businesses who have already had a tough time,
places like santa monica, they are going to have a 1:00 curfew today. how do you reopen when you haven't had business for 80 days, and now all of your windows are broken and all of your inventory has been completely decimated? so, we got to do something here. it's got to be something different. there has to be a different reaction. >> melissa: katie, he called it a miracle, that tanker truck, saying they come to the highway, that driver, because he missed one of the blockades. that's what they believe as of now. same, the driver said he felt a lot of the protesters thought they were trying to protect him from what happened in l.a. many decades ago. >> katie: these situations provide a lot of different scenarios that are going on. as we saw with the truck and the protesters, that's just another when they have to deal with. you heard the national guard lead talking about why one of his national guard soldiers
discharged his rifle in defense of the police officers who were there to back up. the difficult situation, but the governor sounded like they are moving in a better direction. that's a good sign. >> melissa: more "outnumbered" into u settlement. ver. the newday va streamline refi is the reason why. it lets you shortcut the loan process and refinance with no income verification, no appraisal, and no out of pocket costs. one call can save you $2000 every year. call my team at newday usa right now.
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>> harris: breaking news this hour, nearly 67,000 national guard members have now been mobilized as protests reach across america. that is more than the total number deployed during the 2005 hurricane katrina response. this is "outnumbered overtime." i'm harris faulkner. more protests planned for various cities after violence and looting erupted for another night across several major municipalities. let's take a live look at new york city's union square, where we have seen so much of this. a new protests is already kicking off. moochers have hit luxury stores
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