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three white men accused of killing 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. millions of families are preparing to reconnect with friends and family for thanksgiving and want to take steps to do so safely. i'll speak to doctors about how to approach the holiday the correct way and the recent covid booster and testing rush. and the president is spending his holiday weekend in nantucket ahead of the crush of deadlines facing the white house next month, including the debt limit, government funding and a massive social spending bill. we'll look at all this and what it means for you at home. that jury in georgia is reviewing nine separate counts against travis mcmichael, greg mcmichael and william "roddie" bryan. let's bring in cal perry.
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we're joining by harry litman and david henderson. thank you for being with me. take us through what the jury asked this morning for. >> reporter: this was the first time we've heard from the jury since they started deliberating yesterday morning. they're entering hour nine of deliberations. we heard they do have lunch. not clear if they're going to work through lunch. this morning they asked to review materials. they wanted to see the video that william bryan shot that shows the violent death of ahmaud arbery. they wanted to see it played three times and they asked to hear the 911 call made by greg mcmichael. we heard the prosecution putting so much emphasis on this call, picks up the phone, dials 911. the operator asks, what's your emergency, and he says there's a black man running down the
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street. that's something the prosecution has pointed out time and time again. we'll see what today brings. if the jury hasn't reached a decision by the end of today, they will break for tomorrow and be back on friday morning. jose? >> and, harry, what is your initial reaction to the jurors wanting to see the videos, high-res, low-res and the 911 call? >> it's precarious to try to predict your questions. but to me, this is them trying to eliminate the possibility of a citizen's arrest. that's what the prosecution really hammered home in the rebuttal and if you listen carefully, jose, to that 911 call, just minutes before arbery was gunned down, it says nothing about a crime. it says nothing about seeing him even in the dwelling, which, by the way, wasn't a dwelling. it's the obvious thing i think you would want to hear to
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confirm for yourselves that the self-defense defense, which would not be in play if they couldn't make a citizen's arrest, is, in fact, off the table. so that's my best guess about why they wanted that and three times you just have to say it in advance, you can't say once, now could i please have two more. i don't think that's particularly significant. >> david, we all know the jury composition. 11 white individuals, one person of color. do you think the lead prosecutor's closing on the rebuttal was enough to alleviate concerns about potential biases? >> jose, the concern about potential biases is that you can't alleviate that through the closing argument. one of the rules for trial lawyers, you don't persuade anyone of anything. i know some lawyers would disagree. but the general ethos is, you can only persuade people of things they already believe. i agree with what harry just
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said about what you can expect from the evidence that they asked to review. they're stil looking at that evidence at this stage. at this stage, legally, i would have expected them to be focused on whether or not the law of parties applies. that's the prosecutor's analogy, everyone on the team for the super bowl gets a ring. if travis mcmichael is guilty, everyone else is guilty. but it's interesting that they still seem to be focused on travis mcmichael's conduct at this phase. it reminds you of the information the jury in the kyle rittenhouse asked for. it's like reading tea leaves. we'll have to wait and see what happens. >> this case has been thrust into the national spotlight. there's no doubt that it's going to have national repercussions one way or another. >> there is no doubt. and, in fact, we already know, jose, whatever happens here, we have the department of justice in the wings ready to bring another case, win lose or draw, and that one, actually, will
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focus much more on race. i think as you say, looking at an 11-1 jury, the prosecutor decided not to emphasis that strain even though it seems really part of what was going on. but this national controversy is going to continue with a whole other trial. >> david, it was interesting to see what the judge let in and let out, right? they couldn't talk about some of the words that were used by these defendants after shooting mr. arbery. the prosecution, however, i think at the end there was able to weave this issue in. not, you know, in your face, but very clear, david. >> jose, that's correct. and i think this goes back to the question you were asking me earlier, and that is the jury composition. how do you appeal to that? how many of that impact the
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outcome of this trial. part of what's important to note when it comes to trial law as opposed to appellate law, is that bias plays a role throughout the system. even though you weren't able to get into some of those statements that the mcmichaels made, like travis mcmichael reportedly calling ahmaud the "n" word after he shot and killed him. if he had more diversity within the system, you would have seen more of those types of statements being admitted and more of the flavor at the beginning of this trial. the only hesitation i have is the prosecutor knows what jurors are like and therefore she best understands how to present this information. ultimately you're trying most to be persuasive and get a conviction. >> how are things outside the courtroom? >> things are quiet today. the biggest action that we had was when the family was escorted in and they're escorted in each day by members of clergy who are there to support the mother. it needs to be said to our
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viewers, we censor a lot of what is seen at home. these photos of ahmaud arbery laying dead in the street, the crime scene photos were incredibly violent. we heard from the reverend al sharpton talked about this issue, about race in this trial, and he said that this was some of the most racist language he has ever heard in a courtroom. this is a man who has seen a lot. and that's saying a lot. what's interesting about this, jose, the prosecution may have stayed away from race in this trial, but the defense has continued to wade into these race issues. a lot of it has been through attorney kevin gough. he has seemingly gone down this road time and time again, including recently asking for a mistrial based on the black panthers as they made their way around the building. today, it's quiet. we're not seeing the large crowds. small crowds are here to support the family, jose.
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>> thank you so much for being with me today. now to wisconsin where darrell is facing five counts of intentional homicide, including small children and grandparents. megan fitzgerald has the latest from wisconsin. we're wondering how the injured are processing this days after the horrendous tragedy. >> reporter: it's difficult for this community. we've been speaking with people here, neighbors, some of who say they don't know anybody who is connected to this parade. but they are still in tears crying because they know their community is hurting right now. what we know is that 8-year-old jackson sparks was in the parade, marching with his teammates. he was on the baseball team.
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excited to be there just like all these kids in anticipation for this parade since it was canceled last year when that suv came plowing through that crowd. we know that jackson was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery. sadly losing his fight yesterday. his 12-year-old brother tucker still in children's hospital. he is 1 of 3 sets of siblings that doctors are treating. we know there's a total of 13 kids still in the hospital, six of whom are in the icu. as for this suspect who prosecutors say is responsible for this devastation, he was in court yesterday for his first appearance. a judge setting a $5 million bond saying that it's warranted given the nature of the crimes here as well as his lengthy criminal history that dates back decades. and at this moment, we know that brooks is charged with five counts of intentional homicide but we are anticipating an
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additional charge in the coming days for that 8-year-old boy who tragically lost his life. jose? >> megan fitzgerald, thank you for being with me. it's so difficult to put your, you know, head around this horrendous tragedy. thank you, megan. president biden is making a major move to try to slow rising gas prices, but when will we see relief? plus, this thanksgiving could be one of the most expensive holidays in history. we'll talk about what's being done to help those who can't afford the feast. you're watching msnbc reports. p. ♪ there are beautiful ideas that remain in the dark. but with our new multi-cloud experience, you have the flexibility you need to unveil them to the world.
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14 past the hour as americans prepare to feast on their thanksgiving spreads, more than 38 million people right now are dealing with food shortages. among those feeling the burden most, food banks and the families they serve. the greater boston food bank is serving double the population they were before the pandemic.
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and now inflation and the rising food prices are making their job even tougher. joining us now from boston, dasha burns. this thanksgiving is one of the most expensive in history. how is it affecting the food bank there in boston? >> reporter: yeah, jose, i'm at the hub for the greater boston food bank right now. this warehouse is more than 100,000 square feet and the food that you see stacked high here, this supplies 600 food pantries, shelters, meal programs all across the state of massachusetts. it's one of the largest food banks in the country. jose, on any given day, this is a massive and complicated operation. right now the head of supply chain tells me they've been seeing challenges like they've never seen before. you're seeing the increases in prices. at the same time you're also just not finding certain holiday staples. take a listen so some of what we heard here.
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>> we're seeing price increases between 10 and 20% on those critical staple items that you have in a holiday meal. turkey is up 10%. sweet potatoes up 28%. and so -- and very difficult to find cranberry sauce these days. packaging, boxes, pallets that are just harder to come by right now. >> reporter: and, jose, you heard there, it's not just the food. it's the entire ecosystem around the food supply. so the packaging you see here, the pallets, all of those presenting extra charges. you heard her talk about cranberry sauce, jose. the shortage is not with the cranberries themselves. there's an aluminum shortage making those cans hard to come by. what they're doing here, they're looking for bagged cranberries, fresh or frozen. with the cost of turkey and is sweet potatoes, you might get
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chicken and yams instead. they're trying to find ways to get food on people's plates. there's also, jose, a labor shortage. right now we're in the area where trucks come in to bring supply and to take it out. on any given day, they might be expecting 15 trucks to come through these garage doors here but they might have five not show up because there's a charge of truck drivers. they have to have a plan "a," "b," "c" and “d” because they don't know what will show up here. but they will be getting food on people's plates. that thanksgiving plate might look a little bit different, jose. >> dasha burns in boston, thank you so much. it's not just food banks feeling the pinch from the supply chain crisis, all of us are paying more for everything from gas to groceries to new and used cars and many other items. president biden is trying to lower gas prices by announcing the release of 50 million
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barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum move. a move made in coordination with several other countries. but the president had this note of caution. >> our combined actions will not solve the problem of high gas prices overnight. it will make a difference. it will take time, but before long, you should see the price of gas drop where you fill up your tank. >> with me now to take a closer look at this is president of the american action forum as well as the former director of the congressional budget office and former chief economist for the council of economic advisers. thank you for being with me. the president says it will make a difference over time. now, according to the energy information administration, the u.s. consumed just under 3 billion barrels of oil last year, or an average of -- just over 8 million barrels a day. how much impact will this move actually have on gas prices? >> i'm not optimistic it will have any substantial impact to be honest.
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it's a small release. it has been well signaled the administration has talked about this for several weeks. markets were anticipating it. whatever benefit it would provide has already happened in pricing wholesale gasoline. so this is not -- many administrations have done this in the past. i expect a big move out of this either. >> would this have to be done over and over again in order to have any real effect? the strategic petroleum reserve is 600 million barrels of oil, right? >> the strategic petroleum reserve is a couple of weeks worth of genuine backstop for the united states. but it's not a solution to a fundamental mismatch between global production and global demand for oil. that's what's driving this. you can't fix it even with the coordinated release across these countries. and so this is an attempt. i think it's every
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administration that faces one of these situations likes to do to the spr and look at the behavior of oil companies. those are standard pieces of the playbook. but in the end, it's going to take real realignment, changes in the demand for oil and production increases outside the united states. >> why is this happening, though? why is it happening now? >> this is just the fallout from the pandemic. if you think back to april of 2020, we briefly saw oil futures prices go negative. there was simply no demand for oil because there was no commercial air travel, there was not much travel at all. and we really just -- as a result, saw a lot of production cut back. there was no demand. there wasn't a lot of supply. with the arrival of the spring of 2021, opening up of the economy, a rapid increase in demand that was not matched by increases in supply. that's the fundamental problem. it will get fixed over time, but it won't get fixed by this small release from the spr and won't
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get fixed quickly. >> was there, then, a glut of oil and now there is a shortage of it? >> we've hit both extremes in the past 18 months. no question about it. but i think the real issues, the one that you alluded to, it's not just gasoline. energy has a whole is only 7% of the typical family's budget. if you look at food prices, they're up sharply. if you look at core prices outside of food and energy, they're up at a 5.5% annual rate so far this year. there's a broad inflation problem and that's the issue for the american family. they're being hit by this, wages are rising and that's good news. but they're not rising as fast as these prices are. and so they're falling a little bit behind every day. >> the cost of rent, food, so many things, i'm so glad you bring it up. it's more than just one industry or one issue. meanwhile, the labor department reported this morning that only 199,000 people filed first-time
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unemployment claims last week. that's the lowest number since november of 1969. what does this tell us about the state of the job market right now? >> we know that the labor market is red hot. we have seen demand for labor, you know, openings that outstrip the number of unemployed workers. increases in the combination of workers, hours and average hourly earnings that have been 7.5%. that's a lot of demand for labor a. low number is unsurprising. i take every weekly number with a grain of salt. there's a lot of noise in these and difficult seasonal adjustments. but this is just a reminder that the labor market is tight and fundamentally we will get rid of some of these shortfalls when we see people resume participating in the labor market. we're about 2 1/2 million female workforce participants where we were in 2020. those are slightly mysterious to everyone looks at this problem. why aren't people coming back?
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until they do, tight labor markets between, you know, supply constraints in services and goods. and here with the truck drivers, not coming to the food bank. this is a story repeated across the economy. >> although the unemployment numbers are extraordinary, i mean we have to remember the unemployment rate among african americans and latino is higher than the average one. there's a lot of work still to do. thank you so much for being with me this morning. still ahead, what might be worse than talking politics at the thanksgiving table? how about vaccine status? we'll talk to two doctors about staying safe when sitting next to your relatives. thanksgiving travel will be nearly triple the volume of last year. we're live at l.a.x. with how things are going today. you're watching "msnbc reports." g "msnbc reports.
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from roadways to runways, more than 53 million americans are set to travel for the thanksgiving holiday. that's nearly triple what we saw last year, according to aaa data. l.a.x. expected to be one of the busiest airports this holiday
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season. what are you hearing from officials there? how are things doing? >> reporter: jose, good morning, it's going to be one of the busiest ones. the tsa said they expected 20 million travelers. it's been relatively smooth here today. there was a lot of planning that went into making this week much smoother than what we've seen before. i'm here with the person who runs operations at l.a.x. and he was telling me about some of the stuff that you guys have been doing to make the much more smooth. tell me what changes happened there are if week, justin. >> one of the main changes we did, we opened up a new parking lot that added 4,300 parking spots to our offering here with a special type of technology that allows people to prebook their parking so they can get a space ahead of time, don't have to circle around looking for a space. we've also put a moratorium on a lot of the construction that
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is -- would normally inhibit the flow of traffic. so we put a moratorium on that. >> reporter: one of the things we can see here, it's been smooth. it's not crazy busy. it is busy. what's it been like this week for l.a.x.? >> it's been the busiest time period since the pandemic. so we have twice as many passengers as we did last thanksgiving. and we're -- we're expecting that we're going to beat postpandemic records this entire week. >> reporter: did you expect it to be flowing this way? a lot expected more crowds or people, what's helped for you guys to move passengers along this way? >> we've been preparing for two years. we've done a lot of things to make the operations more efficient in conjunction with the airlines and made the airport safe and healthy for passengers. we were expecting big volumes and we prepared for that and that's why it's running relatively smoothly. >> reporter: final question, justin, we saw cancellations last month.
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the airlines couldn't keep up with the high demand. what have you seen so far this week with the airline and is what can we expect? >> airline operations have been going well. we haven't seen many cancellations at all from any of the airlines. that's optimistic and hopefully that continues through the rest of the week. >> reporter: and that's good news for all the travelers making their way out to airports for this thanksgiving. >> an we're getting word out of the white house that they're saying that by january 22nd, all essential travelers to and from the united states either on land or on ferry must be vaccinated by the 22nd of january. i know you know the border areas where the travel between mexico and the united states is so important and so massive and so important. something like this, do you think it's going to have an
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impact? >> reporter: of course it's going to have an impact. what i can tell you here today, we've been speaking to lots of travelers. all of them telling me they are vaccinated and that gives them more confidence when they get on a plane, when they visit relatives. you mentioned the border. let's talk about the border. there is no vaccination requirement for foreigners who come into the united states with a visa. the w.h.o. has authorized something like seven different vaccines which do count for foreigners to come into the u.s. if you were to make this change, you make this change for everyone to be vaccinated, of course, there is -- from working at the border, it does slow down the processing of some of the people. and, you know, it will be a change. but it is something that we would have to wait and see how that affects the wait times at the border and people who have to get through the checkpoints here at airports, jose. >> the economic impact of people coming across the border, many who have been doing it for generations, right, you actually reported on this. there are entire strip malls,
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entire industries right on the u.s. side of the border towns that really cater to and depend on folks coming from mexico, spending the day, coming to visit families and then going back. but spending their money here in the united states. >> reporter: that is correct. if you look at the areas along the u.s./mexico border from california to texas, jose, there are shopping malls at every border town that people come down from mexico and they stop at. one of the things that we did see right before the administration implemented this vaccine requirement for foreigners that came into the u.s., lots of them were making last-minute trips into the u.s. to get the vaccine precisely so that they could keep shopping in the u.s. and return to mexico, jose. >> thank you so much. it's good to see you this morning. as you get ready to celebrate thanksgiving, there may be people at your thanksgiving table who are not
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vaccinated. more than 60 million americans are still unvaccinated. so how do you stay safe in a mixed-vax company? joining me now is dr. kavita patel and dr. john torres. great seeing you both. thank you for being with me. dr. torres, it can be stressful if some of your family and friends are not vaccinated and you're sitting next to them. how do you think they should handle that? >> you know, jose, thanksgiving is always one of those meal times, we worry about the conversation because the conversation can go in different directions, depending who is there. but in this case, it's going to be important to understand who is there and whether you have mixed company as far as vaccinations or if everyone is vaccinated. we have to ask these uncomfortable questions. and the way i do it, i approach, hey, at this moment in time, i'm not going to judge. i don't care. i just want to know everyone's vaccination status and i'll tell you mine. i'm fully vaccinated with a
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booster shot. that way we can adjust what we need to do based on what's happening with the company we have out here. if it's mixed company, especially if you have people that are more vulnerable, you might have to takes measures, more social distancing, opening up windows to ventilate. on the other hand, if it's a fully vaccinated company, you can let your guard down a little bit and you can have a thanksgiving like you did in the past. important point, don't pass judgment -- >> what about children? many of them are still not vaccinated -- sorry about the interruption there. what about children? many of them are still not vaccinated. >> a lot of them are not vaccinated. last week, the american academic of pediatrics said 25% of the cases here. it could that children don't have it -- aren't vaccinate asked the problem is, could they pass it on, certainly especially to those more vulnerable and might they get it? certainly, especially the young ones. you have to include them in the nonvaccinated category.
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if they're not vaccinated, that changes the dynamics of what's going on, that children's table might be a little bigger than normal, jose. >> yeah, i mean, we were just looking at that graphic with just the -- dr. patel, number of coronavirus cases in children has risen 32%. what's driving this, dr. patel? >> a couple of things are driving it. of course the majority of children, especially under 11, are either unimmunized or partly vaccinated. that's where you're seeing incredible numbers of cases. they're closing down entire schools. it goes without saying that this is a pandemic that is going to be opportunistic to find people who are either low on immunity, need a booster, or who are unvaccinated. it troubles me. but one thing that is reassuring is that we're not seeing hospitalization and death rates in children following that trend. so we have to watch for that. but it goes without saying that,
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you know, be careful. if you're eligible for vaccination, get it. it doesn't kick in right away. so you do have to give it time and i think dr. torres is right. you needs to have the measures to stay on top of it, including if you can find them, rapid tests. i have a lot of patients who have been telling me the shelves are cleared out. if you can find rapid tests, that can be another way. over 2 years of age you can do these. they're not full proof. test everyone and that helps. don't let anyone in with symptoms. especially with children, that can be problematic. >> those rapid test that is we're seeing on our screens right now, they are -- i guess most of them are 2 for $20. but they're tough to find. i just want to say how lucky i am to be able to know you and get information from you. dr. patel, what about booster shots? how -- and, you know, we've
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talked about this over the course of these last couple of days. booster shots kind of kick in quickly. >> yeah. we do see immunity levels, antibody levels rise at 48 hours. we recommend that patients who get a booster shot today, that we see the peak effectiveness within one to two weeks. but you see an incredible boost. if people are driving on their way to that l.a.x. airport and they can stop by a cvs and get their booster shot, i'm all for it. some soreness in the arm. maybe you feel a little bit off for 24 hours. but it will make for a better celebration. >> i didn't even feel that when i got mine just last week. thank you, both, for being with me. it really is a treat for me to be able to listen to you both. meanwhile, i can tell you, this rare manuscript belonging to albert einstein just sold for over $13 million. it's a 54-page document and it
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race was the reason arbery was shot and killed. >> their decision to attack ahmaud arbery in their driveways because he was a black man running down the street. >> all of this raising questions about what a guilty or not guilty verdict could mean for black americans. joining us now yamiche alcindor and jonathan lemire. good morning. some stats and context on stand your ground laws, nationally the likelihood of a homicide being ruled justified is 281% greater when the defendant is white and the victim is black. in another study, 45% of cases involving a white shooter were ruled justified. just 11% when the shooter was black. those are the numbers. whatever the verdict in this trial, it will be viewed but that prism.
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how do you see it? >> i think those numbers in some ways tell a story. it's a story about who was criminalized in america, it's a story about who has access to self-defense. this is going to be a case that is going to go to the heart of sort of who we are as americans. ahmaud arbery could have been anybody on a jog, in a neighborhood where he was legally allowed to be. and i think that there's a lot riding on this case. a lot of people are looking at it, really as a 21st century version of emmett till, the young boy who was murdered in 1955 by a racist mob of white men, being accused of trying to flirt with a white woman. that white woman later recanted. a lot of americans are looking at this case and thinking, is this going to be the american justice system saying, yes, you can shoot someone down the street if you suspect that they're a burglar, even if their unarmed, really just acting on your own assumptions, or will a
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jury of these peers, even though only one of them is african american, will a jury say that these men should not be allowed to do this? i think this goes back to what we were all thinking about during the trayvon martin trial. i think it's one to watch and it's going to be a real moment in american history. >> yamiche, i kept thinking as i was hearing that 911 call and some of that video, audio that we've been able to hear in this trial, how different it is that technology exists and that cell phones exist and that we're able to hear and see -- the whole thing of what's your emergency, there's a black man running. you know, it's this evidence of what you see and what you hear that is so relatively new, think of all of the past injustices that simply didn't exist because we didn't see it and we didn't hear it. >> that's right. what makes this case different
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is that you have this video and you have audio. i will, though, say that we had audio in the trial of george zimmerman where he was on the phone saying i'm going to follow this kid and the 911 operator was saying, don't follow him. and george zimmerman was found not guilty. i think about the mother of eric garner. she always reminds me that her son was killed while screaming i can't breathe 11 times on video. it was clear what was happening. the officer was in charge in that case. the video is clear here, but video has never been a sort of -- a sort of guarantee to justice in this country. >> not for some. jonathan, adding to that frustration is the fact that gun control and police reform have gotten nowhere in congress. >> no, no question there. and i think that it is something that frustrates a lot of democrats, a lot of african americans and a lot of americans who many of whom voted for president biden, voted
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democratic, who thought that this year or a democrat in the white house, democrats controlling both houses of congress, that there could be real progress on issues that matter to them. gun rights not only has there not been any real meaningful change there, the president signed a couple of executive orders that tightens gun laws around the edges, but nothing of any substance. and in front of the supreme court now, there is a case out of new york that may ease the ability to restrict -- the people carrying firearms that may lead to more concealed carry, open carry in states like new york and this comes at a time where a lot of americans have real -- lack of faith in the justice system. we just saw, of course, the kyle rittenhouse verdict. and the prosecution, that was problematic. that was hard. we heard people suggesting that an acquittal was possible if not
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likely. and he was. to the dismay of many, the gun charge was also tossed out. this one, the evidence seems more clear cut in georgia. but we'll never know. there will be a sense of suspense and fear knowing where that trial takes place, knowing the racial makeup of that jury. a lot of americans will be holding their breath. >> jonathan lemire and yamiche alcindor, it's a pleasure to see you. farmers have been hit hard by the pandemic and supply chain backlog. we'll meet one farmer who tackled the crisis while helping his community in the progress. you're watching "msnbc reports." ♪ superpowers from a spider bite? i could use some help showing the world how liberty mutual customizes their car insurance so they only pay for what they need. (gasps) ♪
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with one day until thanksgiving, we're taking a deep dive into what the future of farming could look like in a world affected by climate change. he owns a greenhouse at harvest year-round and he's working to bring fresh produce to the latino community he comes from. >> we know the pandemic has been really hard on everyone, especially those in the restaurant business. so for the first time, many people saw empty shelves and really began to think critically about where their food was coming from. farmers also felt the pinch as they struggled with so many buyers closing businesses. which is why one farmer out west
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decided to get his product out to the people who need it most. >> he may not be your typical farmer. >> my previous career was actually in arts. >> but he has fresh ideas. >> we're able to harness the 300 plus days of sunshine we get to be able to optimize our production of food. >> reporter: he's part of a growing generation of younger, first-time farmers. so what are you guys doing here? >> so these are broccoli greens. >> reporter: using technology to grow fresh, local food and get it into urban areas. >> reporter: it sounds like this is pretty different and perhaps a little better for the environment than traditional environment. >> so we're able to save water. we're able to build year-round. we are producing a cleaner crop. >> reporter: but when the pandemic hit and customers dried up, he discovered a new need. how did the pandemic affect your business or your work flow? >> we didn't know if the restaurants were going to re-open, so we lost about 60% of
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our revenue in a week. and we needed to find ways of pivoting and ensure our viability. >> reporter: which is way he made his community part of the plan, by creating a home grown supply chain. so this is like the second step here? >> yeah. this is the second stage of the whole process. we bring in other products from other local farms so that we can create a beautiful box like this for the families. >> reporter: families like her. what does it mean to have healthy fresh foods. it means a lot for you all. it is something you need. putting a sustainable future and a healthy meal just an arm's length away. that food distribution center is now reaching nearly 20 food pantries in the area. he thinks this model could be used elsewhere across the country and in both traditional and newer greenhouse methods of
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regular contact with the police. he's trying to understand what is happening here. the chief has told him that he has been very clear from the beginning that this was not a random gathering of what are dozens of people is what will was saying an e-mail. this is a planned and organized attack and there is evidence they're putting together and reviewing at the moment, reviewing it, jose, investigators trying to put together how social media, social platforms are being used as the primary method of the way that they're getting together and getting this done. and then there is also what is happening in southern california. i sit right now in northern california. the grove robbery at a nordstrom down there. i must tell you i was out getting my fixings for thanksgiving dinner here, jose. and, yes, there were groups of kids, aged 10 to 14, that were running through the super market. the super market i had gone to for years, so there is really
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quite a dynamic here. >> and, richard, the california school for deaf's varsity football team is undefeated. and there is news on them, right? >> oh, man. what a great story to finish the day with, right? we talk about riverside. we're talking about the deaf football team from the school for the deaf there. they are now state champs. they have -- in seven decades they had never made it through the semifinals, and now they are state champs, and, jose, they are celebraing big. what they have said is think of us as football players. do not think of us as deaf football players. congratulations to them. they are doing something their school has never done in decades. >> that is so great. richard liu, great to see you my friend. thank you for being with me this morning. >> thank you. you can always reach me on twitter and instagram @jdbalart.
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thank you for the privilege of your time. the greatest of the greatest picks up with more news right now, katy tur. >> i miss you. good to be with you on this day before thanksgiving. thanksgiving, excuse me. the committee investigating january 6th is widening its search for information about the attack on the capitol, issuing another round of subpoenas yesterday to leaders of right wing groups involved in the insurrection, including the proud boys and the oath keepers. those asks are now in addition to subpoenas for, among others, trump confidants alex jones and roger stone. neither have given any indication they will cooperate with investigators. meanwhile, steve bannon, the only witness to face a criminal indictment so far at least will rema