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2012 an hour nearly a whole decade ago it's really making it difficult to connect the dots at this stage we are unable to give full comment on the story of this stage is the events took place over 10 years ago and none of the senior management team involved have worked british cycling for some time we're reviewing such archived records that exist from this period and a loop that is not a straight forward or quick process we will share the findings with the relevant parties well this is the 2nd scandal to sweep the nation for british cyclists this month earlier former british cycling team dr richard freeman was found guilty of not only ordering a banned substance but knowing and believing it was to be used to dope right at the time back in 2011 now freeman has since been charged by u.k. deal with 2 anti doping brawl violations and completely struck off the british medical register as a result as well so not looking too good then this month but of course the timing of all this is particularly bad with lesson 128 days to go before the tokyo games
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again it's really bad timing considering a great britain has always been one of the more dominant nations nations in the discipline stacking up new murderous medals various competitions now there is of course serious doubt now cast even in retrospect cast on the performances at the london 2012 olympics and other victories including other competitions like the tour de france if you'd like a deeper dive into better or indeed any of this stories i can recommend our website as a solid starting point always fresh content a lively debate to be fair in their life or not. seemed wrong. wrong just don't call. me. to ship
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out to educate and in. the trail. find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. time after time when you're watching another lockdown edition of going underground is opening arguments start today in the george floyd trial in minneapolis almost a year after a killing that catalyzed violent uprisings or around the world some argue they have been even more significant than those in the 1960 s. when civil rights marches led to assassinations of icons like martin luther king jr and malcolm x. in part 2 will be speaking to avenge his endgame hollywood actor frank grillo about
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his post covert 19 politics in cinema but 1st joining me now from new york is the co-founder of the black guys matter great to new york chapter who knew some walk thanks so much for coming on to these opening arguments today why is the case so important given centuries you of articulating the pain for people of color in the americas. well this is where the rubber meets the more rope everyone across the world saw the george floyd chile everybody experience there saying everybody it with eyes with black people in that moment i guess right now is the true test of the american justice system we know that it's been biased we know that it's based on racism and now is the time to show if we progress or not has progress been made willfully saucers go to jail
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it's great to corporations say we love life people 'd it's good that politicians say we're going to stand by black people but if derek shopping is a convicted of murder any proceedings there will i mean everything remains the same nothing has changed all of all of the riots all the tears all the pain nothing has changed the america is still the same races for the state it's always been this is a true test now i know and litigated right now but i mean we can think of how tov ins and lawyers are going to be arguing the case already prejudiced $27000000.00 settlement between minutes so during the family i mean he was on drugs found a millimeter amphetamine and and if it was a fixation then he had coronavirus well let's see i'm about 8 years out of law school but let me go on my lawyer right are the bottom line
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is. there was molise use intent there you have a man who is screaming for help saying that i can't agree that it's past the point of resisting you have spectators saying please stop please help him he can't breathe in that individual continues to place pressure on his black want to stare at him a struct in his airways even after all of these cries for help were made there was a complete indifference to your sort of life and that's extremely problematic if he was on drugs if he was suffering from some sort of cygnus in that office or in any civilised society you have a duty to get that person help that officer should have had the training that would have taught him to to disengage if somebody is in medical distress but you didn't
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see that that was or ignored common sense he ignored his civic duty he ignored the old date he took to the state of minnesota and. into de. into the constitution of united states of america he ignored all of that in continue with an action because someone sticks there was malice there one minute too many 3 minutes ok it's a little shaky but you should have got off the net time 6 minutes 7 minutes you're overdoing it it's time to disengage but not minutes of pressure on a person who can't believe that is that is malicious intent is never cut and dry when it comes down to the least killing black people and i could take you back through the history of policing in america they started after slavery as a fugitive slave troll in every realistic piece of research that you will find will
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show you that policing in. it is fundamentally flawed and has been released has been racist since its inception were the honor in replacing him police and you can't find a police station across anywhere in america doesn't have we're on for somewhere in the honorable thing to do with before derek show going to say i killed this man i'm sorry i threw myself on a mercy of the court but no he won't do that if you will not do that he will get up on that stand in line if they put him on the stand other officers will lie to protect themselves and protect him and it will be a farce when if there were still there was any honor in policing this me i would say i did it and i'm sorry and that would be the end of the story we'd be able to move past this with him serving but your sins but that's not the world we live in well as you know any malicious
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a tent will be denied and perhaps there will be some emphasis on the fact that let alone the coronavirus they found fentanyl a metal unfasten in his body is that something convenient about that in terms of black tropes about drugs and narcotics in the united states well. drugs are a sickness. drug use is a sickness it's an addiction. it's commonly found in impoverished people it's found in people who suffer from mental health drug use is common in black communities in white communities it's just pressing so fine of poor people a poor person was on drugs shouldn't be a surprise to him and i'll let you know that we work with the governor called post office now entrenched in where are much in mire governor cuomo we were in his office shortly after george floyd dirt george floyd murder to pass the andrew
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pierce act and who care for the man was set in the back of a police car in scream for help a 17 minute he asked for medical assistance 70 times and that officer let him die really just passed legislation in new york to address this it is this is either way you look at this there was a dereliction of duty it led to someone's death your will for the series there of the officer should it have on his shoulder and say you know take it easy on him you seen essence of your choice using always or doing things they weren't supposed to do and other officers intervene and say take it easy why wasn't president people always talk about good police we're always the good police when george floor was killed where were the good believed weighing eric garner was killed why wasn't it anyone who intervened to save a life i mean is it is it is the as you are and his mission that it is
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institutional i should say that though andrew cuomo denies the sexual harassment allegations and then your involvement some kind of initiative also in new york about getting a police justice absolutely we have a very strategic form of activism. we fight industry still a lot of protest but we also fight in the halls of justice not in the last 5 years since our inception we've passed 5 he's the legislation there's a bill being introduced in new york city council call the power act basically here in new york where literally saucer receives receives a complaint from a civilian that goes to the civilian complaint review board however the members of this war are appointed by the mayor the politicians and the police commissioner 60 percent of the times when they found that there was a wrongdoing in it elevated it to the highest level of education which is the
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police commissioner 60 percent of the time the police commissioner say that there was no wrongdoing there is no power in this organisation so what we've been advocating for is are so let the civilian complaint be more where people were in 30 seats they don't receive money is well i'm sorry but they run in district in district 40 seats and by giving this power it's a sequel to evaluate these cases in taking the power from the government we feel as though we'll be one step closer to justice and one step closer to the abolition of police on the numerous supreme court judgement that actually they are independent these different boards just by being appointed in the way that they you suggest i've got i've got to ask given that these are problems faced in many countries countries that may be condemning once having him in but you know thousands of our engine in the gene asia on protests in france we have a huge debate here over racism in the police force and sexism in the police was
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ironic that it's joe biden presiding over all these initiatives all these trials like the one today given that he is one of the architects of mass incarceration condemned to right around the world who he looks like the deliberate attempt to incarcerate people of color in. united states millions of them this country was founded on racism it runs on this capitalist engine and at the bottom of that has to be some poor group that is filtering money to the rich and these poor groups mostly chart a majority of them are black people so america's in genius in coming up with new ways to oppress black people which leads us to joe biden a lot of people with think just because we are very left leaning in our views there we love the democratic party i don't see that much rick difference between the democrats and the republicans they are both prostitutes of sorts to the
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rich into corporations and impose the will of corporations on the people and not the will of the people so you have joe biden who talked about last night's matter so much on the campaign trail but hasn't spoken to a victim of black of police violence since he was inaugurated there's been other cases they have been people who are dying in jail there have been people who were murdered brutalized by the police in a don't address them so it's all an act of sorts right to manipulate minds of the american public i mean by also i mean when i'm talking about how dumb is he by the bombed syria people of color bombed with a u.s. air weapons within days are taking office i want to hear just to finally about your piece office's initiative launching on the day all the mudda all the killing of george floyd on the 25th the may seem to sink you sink you so much we
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are launched an initiative called black ops where we're pretty much saying we've given up on the government and we're going to launch sites and initially and houston and the bronx followed by atlanta. here we are wrecked sites that teach our people about health book of the number one killers of black people is what we put in amalfi. in our you know heart disease diabetes education we black lives matter written you off have opened a montessori school in the bronx and of course dishing districts in a country we're going to educate people on their proper history that goes beyond slavery that goes back to africa where black folks created arithmetic mean don't we all an engine in cheek egypt we really want to build something it's beautiful that's how does it have been when americans do that black americans do that white
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supremacists come in terror those things down and in addition people like us they tend to try to kill so i want to make sure that my team knows how to use weapons no self sensory to protect himself and leslie black economics black people have one trillion dollars in our and our dollars circulate in opportunities at the lowest rate of any other community you're talking about jewish people jewish communities asians whatever so we want to teach black people how to do business with each other i believe that we can grow independent of the government i am not a big proponent of people being on welfare for generations i think that people should be taught to fish that way that they feel they can feed themselves and i'm fat in their families so this is something that's a blessing it's a natural progression of the backlash made a movement we've done a lot of work in waking up the world but now it's time to go into our communities and improve the lives of op people and not wait for the government to help us with
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anything because we know that this government does not care about black people i don't care donald trump is in office i don't care bill clinton is in office i don't care if joe biden is in office and i say leslie about law and politics i've been a political consultant. 15 years we were the 1st dorce alexandria courtships we were well versed in politics we know how to break camp any we want to teach our people how to do it we also want to teach our people about the law you may change the supreme court earlier and a lot of people saying to the supreme court is a strength of black people but actually sure you cases at a rate that are maybe 5 or 10 to one with the. supreme court here in st it just outright racist behavior so we want to raise a lawyer if we want to raise our all politicians we want to just keep things in the house like they were before desegregation i want something this is not the
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a free anyone else wants last year people old news and thank you after the break we'll be speaking to the avengers endgame in the great actor frank grillo about the rise of political cinema in the wake of covered 19. welcome back today marks another step on the u.k. so-called road map out of coronavirus knocked down 6 months to the day that global covered 1000 deaths reached 1000000 after a year that looked like a dystopian only would film could commercial cinema now lead to a golden age though of less commercial more political analytical cinema going underground deputy editor charlie cook would help with a vengeance endgame in the great actor frank grillo whose new project deals with the crisis of u.s. health care will continue. to be a fresh start for us. since 2000
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a every health care provider needs to cover substance abuse treatment this is what we treat street. frank thanks so much for coming on the side to stop by telling me about your new film body breakers data brokers is a true story. based on. the scam that. that in the eighty's and ninety's and to thousands in the in there we have industry where people would go out and find. addicts and solicit them and then recruit them and then rob the insurance companies through these people and they were called by the growers and actually my father was a victim of that my father gone to rehab in the late ninety's and. they found him in new york they put him on a 1st class flight to san diego in san diego from the airport they took him in an
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easy to a facility he was there for 90 days and what i learned is it was about $1500000.00 charge to the insurance company. of which maybe $60000.00 was legitimate so did the movies based on on this whole scam that went on in this business for a long time they go to treatment you get a kick back and they get a piece. that it. is capitalism the film centers around the affordable care act on your car it's a kind of book and the movie is that how you research the film by looking into your father's experience or did you research kind of the more and the intricacies of it you know the reality is i didn't really i really didn't understand what we were we would always go like what was that about how did how 'd did daddy get to san diego on a 1st class flight like even my mother's insurance she's a school teacher and we never knew never figured it out and that's how i learned
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what it was because san diego was one of the main hopes of the whole thing. and so i love the story i love john's one of the director i thought it was you know a great piece of material and i got to play like a bad 20 rockets it's not easy to ask for help. it's not easy at all in fact i think it's one of the toughest things in life to do. a lot of you have composed to dying well some of you have been brought back from the day and that is some serious serious. pardon my language. 15 years ago i raised my hand and i said i'm done. i am done. i can't do this anymore i'm sick i'd rather be dead. that's why i know exactly what it feels like to sit right there. or there or there i know it
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that's why it is the greatest privilege in my life to think that i have the chance to help you change yours. we are a family all right today's my favorite do you know why today's the day that we get together once a month and we celebrate the milestones that you've achieved because every minute so over. is a minute one. i could use tell me about the next project you're working on with him as well. well i got another movie we have finished it's called idle red which is kind of again a little bit of an oklahoma gangster story and myself and josh hartnett that we play we play relatives and the melissa leo plays i do read again loosely based on a true story and she basically was
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a fixer among the different gangs in the in the midwest and so it's a like kind of an action thriller and just heard endlessly are amazing in it and so i did 'd that and then we have another movie with john schwab i'm going to do called the heart of dixie and that is in a month i'll be going in a month to work with him for a 3rd time i love him he's great to a great director he'll he's going to want career i want to get to as many of your project as possible if they forgive me if i move on but i thought about no man's land because that's another film that filth particularly timely at the moment if you just tell me that about yeah that came out last month and it really it really has done very well to young filmmakers jane connor allen wrote the script and con around directed it jake was a star again sure story of about this just place on the. on the on the panhandle on the border of texas and mexico there is
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a strip of land that they call no man's land because it isn't really. governed by the united states and it is it mexico and these people these farmers who live there are kind of caught in between this no man's land you actually if you're an american citizen you need to have your passport when you travel through the border. and it's about this family's plight of losing their farm slowly because of because of what they call coyotes coming in and stealing smuggling drugs and it's about these 2 families who lose some. very special and you know in the end you realize that we're all the same and we're all trying to do the same thing and be happy and safe and you know keep our kids keep our kids educated and healthy and you know it's just a story of humanity norco 6 month term on probably every day. trucks and comes back our. saving the sinner this is our
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home. i don't lose it just doesn't want to try to argue over it if. you are going to do i would not come but i want. these projects body break because the no man's land and even the pods from their own films the kind of carry strong political and timely messages how do you pick these projects needed to really go for the kind of speak to the modern time we live in. you know it's interesting i get a bunch of movies that come my way and some of them are just supporting roles most of them are supporting roles and i try to find the ones that speak to me that you know that say something or you know it's an egregious action and i just feel good to have fun to meet but whatever i do it's always show it like it's always for a specific reason it's not just to go to work. there were the supporting growth if
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i do prefer that they gives you more flexibility more choice in choosing roles yeah i love it i love being a supporting character you know it's kind of how i made my bones my entire career and you know i love serving the script and and working with other actors so i guess what it's also fun to be the leading guy to you know it's depending on the piece. i'm game to do anything yeah i want to see ask about flavell because i understand it was made by your production company war party that's yes yes mike my partner nigel carnahan who made movies like the grey and smokin aces and mark. we have a production company called war party this was our 6th film that we made. we've been trying to take years to get it made and was finally able to get it meet and it isn't over the top 86 style action thriller it's an r.
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rated you know those 80 s. r. rated action comedies do you advise others in some of their sense to start their own production companies to find it and eyes are going to cut through the hollywood as the would say you know if you're in a position you know joe and i are made on both sides in this business the hard way and we and we found that taking control of our careers together. we were for minimal force and so i think it's a great idea if if you really want to do this and you don't want to sit by the telephone waiting for something to happen you know you're going to go make a movie now and i feel you really can't. and there's no excuses not to do it so i'd rather you know we're in complete control of ourselves you know look if i get offered a big studio movie it's something to think about but i'm much happier just making movies with joe carnahan and and or these little films and you know going to lend
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my my services for the. while i'm completely satisfied but if that was an excuse to not make a film i'd be coronavirus but it doesn't seem to actually stop you for making movies though your new film copshop you want to doctors without borders how does that work trying to make a film during a pandemic like this yes it was interesting we hired a group of doctors without borders we created a protocol they created a protocol which we were one of the 1st production companies to do it and it cost an a astronomical amount of money added to the budget but we had $1.00 case of coded in a 2 month period and we were able to execute a film it's called cautioned me and jerry butler and joe directed it and you know look i think the silver lining inside of the code it is that we need to move far more efficiently so in the end each case and some aspects it was even better making a movie that would imagine the budget and you obviously now in the business and the
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production company how do you do you feel optimistic about post coronavirus recovery in the film industry i do i do i think i think you know the panic of it all is settled and i think there's enough things out there being done at a high level even when coding does come into play on a set now you understand how to handle labor you don't necessarily need to shut an entire movie down so i think what's happening is more and more the finance us and the banks and studios you know understand it's not a catastrophe but it's something that we need now to build into making a movie step so we have to we have to be really aware of coronavirus and you feel. the about these films going on demand to support more films going on demand directly robin going to send off. i mean you know look right now i mean i don't know about where you are but cinemas are really slow to open people are little by little getting back in there i don't know when the cinema experience is going to.
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return to the levels that it was it should ever just and i think what we are seeing companies like hulu which is pretty you know. boss level and netflix and h.b.o. max all these companies are state a movie that's you know these that is a plethora of movies that would have never gone out because of coleridge and we're getting to watch that and you were getting used to watch. on the street no man's land buddy broca's is there anyone out there might also go on hulu it's an eater's around the world but on hulu. north america and you know i got a bunch of stuff coming out i don't know the dates man's body guard to a couple of other movies but i don't know that gay shit has a cult so i will go back and talk again now i would love that frank and i thank you so much now my pleasure thank you for speaking to going underground deputy editor charlie cook there will be back on wednesday until then keep in touch why would i
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