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Tonight. The emotional, plea from George Floyd's, brother calling, on Congress. To take action, now I'm, here to, ask you to make it stop stop. The pain, his brother telling lawmakers he did not deserve to die over, $20, and what he says they must do now also. Our interview with the Minneapolis police, chief what he would say if he were in the same room with that officer, charged with George Floyd's, murder Derek Chauvin, and what, we're learning about the plea deal that was on the table before show winds arrest new, videos emerging, of deadly, use of force by police a, black, man restrained, by police uttering those now all too familiar words, I can't, breathe an, alarming, surge in kovat 19, cases in several states is it, linked to those Memorial, Day gatherings, the, soaring cost of groceries how much more you're paying and what stores are doing the ease the pain fallout. From that election, meltdown, in Georgia growing, demands for male invalids. But presidents front claiming it will lead to fraud what, our NBC. News investigation found. And the, forces, of change, HBO pulling, gun with a win and breaking, news tonight NASCAR. Banning, Confederate. Flags. NBC, Nightly, News with Lester. Holt. Good. Evening everyone the brother of murder victim, George Floyd brought both his family's, grief and hopes to Congress, today during. An emotional hearing, in Washington a tearful felonious. Floyd implored. Members, of congress to not let his big brother's death be in vain, and he, spoke of the pain of watching the video of his brother's last moments, of life his. Testimony, comes as Congress, considers sweeping. Police, reforms. Kristen. Welker has details. He. Didn't deserve to die over $20.00, I'm asking. You is. That. What is that what a black man is worth. $20. On Capitol. Hill an emotional, and raw appeal, from felonious, lloyd demanding. Justice for his brother George he. Pleaded for his life he, said he couldn't breathe. Nobody. Cared, nobody. People. Pleaded, for him they. Still didn't care. Justice. Has to be served you, don't even do that to an animal. All. Our lives matter. Black. Lives matter. Floyd. Describing. The despair, he felt watching the video of an officer kneel, on his brother's neck 8 minutes, and 46, seconds, of horror, I just, think about that. Video over. And over again. Felt. Like 8 hours and 46, minutes. Her. Seeing. My brother plead, for his life, watching. That officer, just put his meat on, his neck now demanding. That lawmakers take action, to prevent others from dying, like his brother honor, George, and. Make the, necessary changes. That, make law enforcement. The solution, and not the. Problem. Hold. Them accountable, when. They do something wrong. Teach. Them what it means to treat people were, empathy, and respect, lawmakers. Striking, a rare bipartisan. Note today, is a day, to, set our politics. Side it's, not a democratic issue a Republican. Issue this is an American, issue, NBC's. Casey hunt on the hill Floyd's. Plea was for Congress to do something but, while Democrats want to ban chokeholds, and no-knock, warrants Republicans. And the president aren't ready to go that far, for, his part president Trump met with African, American media personalities. And faith leaders at the White House today he's, come under fire for, not yet releasing a plan to address the crisis when you look at the economics. When you look at how well the black, community's, been doing under this administration nobody's. Done. Anything like, we've done the, White House is also on defense after the president tweeted a baseless, conspiracy. Theory on the day of Floyd's funeral, accusing. The 75, year old protester, in this video who, was pushed and injured, by police of a setup based on a false report that originated, on a fringe web site. Does. Not regret standing, up for law enforcement men. And women across this country just. As, four Philotas Floyd at times, overwhelmed. By grief a simple, request that, his brother does not die in vain wish. I can get him back and, a. Powerful, scene unfolded, across the street from the White House earlier tonight George. Floyd's, brother marching. With protestors, their fists in the air and emotions, high as they called for change meanwhile. President, Trump announced he plans to hold a campaign rally in Tulsa Oklahoma next. Friday his, first in more than three months since the coronavirus, crisis began Lester.
All, Right Kristen, Welker at the White House thank you in Minneapolis, where George Fleur died Floyd, died we're hearing tonight from the police chief including. What he had to say about the officer, who held in need of Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, here's, Gabe Gutierrez. Two. Weeks after violence, consumed, parts of Minneapolis. And days since the City Council agreed to dismantle, the police department, chief, Madeira, arredondo, detailed, some of the first changes race, is inextricably. A, part, of the American policing system. We. Will never evolve, in, this, profession. If we do not address it head-on he's cutting off contract, negotiations, with the police union and promising, to look more closely an officer, performance, data to identify early, signs of misconduct but. He's resisting, calls to abolish, his department, this is not a perfect system but. But. We need to ensure and I need to ensure that our, communities are if. They, need to pick up the phone to call us that they will have a police response and, that they're being protected, fired, officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter, after prosecutors say, he knelt on George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, today, we learned Chauvin was in early plea negotiations. Before his arrest but the talks fell apart if you could look and be in the same room with Derek Chauvin. What. Would you say to him I would not be in the same room with him and I refused, to mention his name, Chauvin. And Floyd both worked security, at a local club but it doesn't appear they knew each other well, Mya Santamaria is the club's former owner who says Chauvin was aggressive, he also was quick to draw with the pepper spray over, just any little things so if you have two, girls starting a little fight he'll spray everybody, three, other officers are, charged with aiding and abetting murder two, were rookies and their attorneys say they raised concerns, about show vines actions, an attorney, for the third officer said he's cooperating, with authorities today. Chief arredondo, doubled down on his belief that all three, were complicit, i don't put policies, out to say that you should only react to respond, if, you're a two-year member or a five-year member or a ten-year member arredondo. Grew up in south Minneapolis he's. The city's first black police chief and, was among several officers. Who sued the department, in 2007. Over alleged discrimination, the, case was settled out of court, what toll had the last two weeks taken on you it's been tough I mean this is a city that I love this. Is a city that has. Taken me in he is now encouraging. The public to record, their interactions, with police to, rebuild a trust that, has been shattered over the last two weeks what's your biggest regret that, humanity, was not there for mr. Floyd when it should have been. No. Comment today from Chauvin lawyer or the police union and we've just learned a short time ago that one of the other officers involved, in this case Thomas Lane has just, been released on bail, Lester. All. Right Gabe Gutierrez a remarkable, scene behind you that barricade, outside the police station thank, you as demonstrations. Continue, across America, today more examples, are emerging, of police using deadly force underscoring. The sweeping, demands, for change and accountability. We're seeing with that story, here's Gotti's Schwartz we need to warn you some of the images here are disturbing.
Tonight. No evidence of police violence as the nation grapples, with policing, in America but. Some officials pushing back saying officers, are now being targeted, early. This morning in California an officer, shot when someone opened fire on their police station, hitting a squad car before, getting away the, suspects, still at large. But. Had protests, across the country a demand, for changes signs and chance if I can't breathe, underscore. Videos continuing. To surface if more cases of police use of force like. The death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma Washington. Newly. Released home security, footage and cell phone video showing glimpses of what happened three months ago when. Police say they tried to arrest Ellis after reports of someone trying to open car doors. Today. Governor jay Inslee ordering, an independent, investigation, the officers, have been placed on leave all. Of them need to lose their jobs and if they lied about it they need to go to jail because that's obstruction, in. Oklahoma City another case is police released new body cam video in response to pressure from the black lives matter movement showing. The moments before the death of Derek ollie Scott police. Were called after Scott who is armed got in a fight at a taco truck. Just. Reliving, this all over again it's like we didn't step all, over again and then watching, George Ford there's a lot of George boys my son was one of them the, officer, is officially, cleared of any wrongdoing, while. In New Mexico an officer now charged with manslaughter, after chasing down Antonio, Valenzuela, in what started as a traffic stop and, indeed in a chokehold. We're. Seeking justice, and we're seeking a stop and an end to the violence upon. Citizens by bad cops in. Austin, police video shows a man named Xavier Ambler telling officers he couldn't breathe after holding him down and teasing him four times. An. Internal affairs review concluded, the deputies followed guidelines, that incident, now also under investigation. To. Be here police. Unions say out of the millions of interactions they have with the public the majority, don't result in violence. 375. Million, interactions. Overwhelmingly. Positive responses. I am. NOT Derek Siobhan they. Are not him, he. Killed someone we, didn't, but. His more videos come to light there are calls for oversight, sweeping, police reform the banning of chokeholds and a full review of use of force and a, growing list of cases now being re-examined and, scrutinized, by, society, as a whole, Ngati, Schwartz NBC, News Los Angeles. These. Demands for racial justice are, not going, unheard, tonight we're witnessing a number of cultural, shifts, many say are a long time coming, with that here's Blaine Alexander. It's. An American, movie classic. Known, for its swirling score and unforgettable, cast frankly. My yeah I don't give a damn, but now Gone with the Wind is temporarily, gone from streaming service HBO max the, film set in Georgia during the Civil War has been criticized, for romanticizing. Slavery HBO, says the film will return to service with a discussion of its historical, context, and a denouncement of, those very depictions, is this change necessary, I think, it's a good idea we're, at a crucial historic, moment in our nation's consciousness. It, was a great deal of heightened, awareness of. The pervasiveness, of racism and, a great film a very entertaining film, a much enshrined, film like gone with the wind has, that racism, built into, it and so I think it's important, to have this context, now this comes as Americans, are looking at cultural staples, through a new lens in the wake of recent protests. After. 32, seasons paramount, Network is canceling, the TV show Pop's an unscripted. Reality, show following, police officers, on the job this, cultural reckoning, comes amid a renewed, push by several states to get rid of Confederate, monuments. Late. Today NASCAR, announcing, a ban on Confederate, flags from all racetracks, saying it runs contrary to, our commitment, to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment. For fans but as some push to rename US military, bases named, after Confederate leaders, President, Trump says his administration will, not even consider the renaming of these magnificent. And fabled, military, installations. I think, Trump. Is you, know saying what side he's on but. What I do notice is that the ground is shifting and that there are more people who, are demanding. A different, America, now new signs that America, may be listening, Blayne Alexander, NBC News Atlanta. Tonight. The country has reached another sobering milestone. In the corona, virus, pandemic surpassing. Two million, cases in this, warning, sign hospitalizations. Are surging, in many states here's, Tom Costello. At.
Houston's, Methodist hospital kovat, 19 hospitalizations. Are once again surging. Up 40, percent most. But not all of the sickest patients, elderly. I think Memorial Day was a big factor I mean we really saw that six days after Memorial Day we we saw even more acceleration. At that point in time I think people have let their guard down same, story in Phoenix, we've certainly seen, an increased. Number of cases, of Cova 19, disease of patients. That are positive. Texas, and Arizona among, at least nine, states reporting, a jump in hospitalizations. The, best indicator, of the virus's toll Arkansas. California North, and South Carolina Mississippi. Oregon, and Utah also. On the list now, the American. Nurses Association reports. 79. Percent of nurses say they are once again being encouraged, or required, to, reuse, their PPE, now, gowns, are in short supply and, the wipes, that we use to clean medical, equipment, it, keeps shifting, but. The shortages, are still very much there as states, expand, testing, the number of confirmed cases now, two million. With, 113. Thousand, deaths. 883. Deaths just yesterday, meanwhile. America. Continues, to reopen from, airline passenger, traffic to the Navy Pier in Chicago to. The Mall of America in, Minneapolis, to Miami Beach I think that the beaches are the safest place you can be we're outside the briefs is going the good news tonight three, vaccine, candidates, will enter phase three clinical trials, this summer FDA. Approval, could come by early 2021. How, quickly could Americans, get a vaccine, we're hoping, as we get to the spring of next year we'll have something that can actually be used for patients meanwhile. Not every state has seen an increase in hospitalizations. New jersey reporting, a 40%. Decrease over, the last two weeks luster. All. Right Tom Costello thanks, in 60-seconds. Voting, male when our NBC, News investigation found. An. Investigation. Is underway tonight into the hours, long lines to vote yesterday in, Georgia for many it's another argument, in favor of mail-in, voting something, a number of states are expanding. Due to kovat 19 president. Trump has said mail-in. Ballots, lead to widespread fraud, that's. Not what our cynthia, mcfadden found. When. You do all. Mail-in. Voting ballots. You're. Asking for fraud we've. Heard it often from the president, but is he right does. Voting, by mail lead, to rigged elections. These. Are things she said, mail. Though it's a very dangerous thing for this country any, evidence. For. That assertion Wendy. Weiser runs, the prestigious, election, program at NYU's, Brennan, Center and in fact all of the evidence is, to the contrary. Well. There have been cases of fraud with mail in or absentee, ballots, experts. Say it is extremely. Rare so, what about the hundreds, of examples conservative. Allies of President, Trump at the Heritage, Foundation point. To as, incidents. Of possible, fraud we, look at the billions, of votes cast over, time the fact that they can only come up with a few hundred cases that, should give Americans, confidence that. Their system is really secure, Americans. Have been using absentee, ballots, since the Civil War and, now, during, the pandemic dozens. Of states are considering, expanding, their, voted, home systems, like, California. Anybody. That walks in California, is going to get a ballot, not true says Democratic, governor Gavin Newsom who, says he's sending ballots, to all registered. Voters at, home the, Republican, Party is taking him to court five. States already sent, in ballots to every voter at home without. There having to ask for, two decades both, the Democratic. And Republican secretaries. Of state in Oregon. Have, been, enthusiastic. Supporters, it's well embrace. And, the system is certainly working well in Colorado, amber. McReynolds, ran Denver's, elections, and seven years ago was part of the pioneering, group that got the state to adopt it you, can choose to go in person if you want you, can choose to drop off your ballot in person because, we also allocated, 24. By 7 drop boxes, or you, can mail it back every. Voters signature, is verified and. Ballots. The way a delivery. Package, is traced in fact, Denver. Voters can receive a text when their ballots, been counted, or notified. If there's a problem do you have a rigged system but, none of this is persuaded. The president, and that, concerns. Why, sir the. President of the United States is, impugning, the integrity of, the entire American. Electoral system, Americans. Are more likely to be struck by lightning then. To commit voter fraud I, now, or, in a polling place Cynthia. McFadden, NBC. News up. Next food prices soaring, how some, stores are making changes to help. Back. Now with those soaring prices at the grocery store everything, from meat to eggs, Jolene, Kent tonight on what's behind the rice.
Molly. And Sean Edmonds are feeling, the squeeze our. Grocery. Bill has gone up probably, 20 to 30 percent the, Seattle family with two growing boys now, eating every, meal at home is reworking. Their budget you start really looking at your bills and, you're like well this is starting, to be painful. That pain is real the cost of groceries spikes yet again in May beef, prices soaring nearly 11 percent in just a month poultry, fish and eggs up nearly four percent compared. To a year ago it's even higher a dozen, eggs up nearly 21%. And beef, now 17, percent more has, several meat processing plants get back up to speed after shutdowns, due to kovat safety concerns the price hike also, driven by pressure on the supply chain to keep up with grocery, store demand as people, keep eating and cooking at home are, you making any different, choices than on where you go shopping oh yeah a hundred percent we try to like buy in bulk now and I have parents local, and they will. You know buy a thing, of ribs or whatever's on sale. We'll go in with them and we'll split things the spike in food cost means menu, prices will go up at restaurants, too as. Family-run. Tacos, Delta reopens, its dining area in Los Angeles manager. Irma Gonzalez, says she's, been forced to add a coronavirus. Surcharge, any menu, item with meat to cover the rising costs we're, not making the same profit, but, we're trying to break even because. Our customers, are our priority, and grocery, stores are noticing, the higher prices so soon you'll see more value packs and generic brands plus, a discount, stores like food for less Aldi, and Dollar General will, also try to win over more, shoppers, less sir all, right Joe link Ken tonight thanks and we'll be right back. In. Our latest installment of nightly news kids edition the do's and don'ts for families, when it comes to wearing those cloth masks, and we'll introduce you to a nine-year-old who grabbed her friends, and turned her driveway into, a vehicle for change after, protests. Erupted, in Minneapolis, our, new episode, is streaming, now that's. Nightly, news I'm Lester Holt please take care of yourself and each other good, night. Hey. NBC, News viewers, thanks, for checking out our YouTube, channel subscribe. By clicking on, that button down here and, click. On any of the videos over here to, watch the latest interviews, show highlights, and digital, exclusives, thanks.