Sherrilyn Ifill: It’s Exhausting To Sustain This Outrage, But We Must Stay Engaged – FULL INTERVI…

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Published on June 19, 2020

In this extended conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Stephen Colbert gets her perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement, the bi-partisan push to reform qualified immunity for law enforcement officers, and the LDF’s work to push back against voter suppression efforts in Southern states.

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40 comments

  • J Bruce 2 months ago

    Another rich black person complaining about racism.

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  • Färah111015 2 months ago

    So long as the 2nd Amendement is alive and well, there will always be paranoid cops who go too far because they’ll never know what kind of weapons are waiting for them when they respond to a call. Stop every idiot from getting a gun and the police can relax and it will be reasonable to send unarmed “responders” to a call for help.

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  • Michael Quallet 2 months ago

    That’s what happens when you try to hold up a false narrative.

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  • SHAUN CAMPBELL9 2 months ago

    Ooo, God!!

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  • 45von 2 months ago

    NO MORE Police UNIONS, NO MORE Cival Forfeitures , No MORE military equipping police, & NO MORE separate Bill of Rights for Police. … these would be a great start to put things back to reasonable law enforcement.

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  • alvloong 2 months ago

    This is the cousin of Gwen Ifill from PBS Newshour!

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  • Jamie Berryman 2 months ago

    Go to police shoot man in Albuquerque. 4 days ago. It is censored but the whole thing is on Facebook. Be aware that you will be outraged when you see this.

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  • Les D 2 months ago

    I appreciate SO MUCH that Stephen Colbert allowed this woman to thoroughly explain the issues as well as not interrupt her or talk over her. This was an excellent interview. Thank you.

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  • Andrew Campbell 2 months ago

    We can’t afford to not stay engaged, white fatigue may be real, but equality is not

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  • Tyson LeForgey 2 months ago

    Sherrilyn Ifill For President?
    Focusing on repairing the damage 400 years of injustice has inflicted on our society. You would have my vote.

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  • scooterbaby1 2 months ago

    made me want to stand and applaud

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  • Lovenaturenaturally bu 2 months ago

    Very well spoken and her explanation makes sense 👏!! Everyone should be held accountable for their actions especially when a life is lost..

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  • Jilly Bean 2 months ago

    Thank you for posting this full interview.

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  • aljanat5 2 months ago

    Thank you to A Late Show and Viacom CBS for giving some face time and a platform for a leading thinker in modern America, it says a lot that most Americans have never heard of her as she is one of the most important voices in the madness of 2020 in my humble opinion.

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  • Undot 2 months ago

    No one will remember the correct number for each circumstance. The dispatcher will need to decide whom to send.

    But if somone here doesn’t stop making noise at night? Of course I’d call the cops.
    There’s almost no guns in Germany and the police is massively trained in de-escalation (almost three years of police academy before you can become an officer). There’s hardly ever a police shooting.

    Why hasn’t anyone talked about guns being an issue in this? With millions of arms in the streets, cops are always on edge. Are trained to be proactive rather than risk getting shot. This causes mistakes being made and innocents getting killed.
    Reform the police and justice, yes. But reform gun laws as well!

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  • Jason Chicoine 2 months ago

    Definetly right keep rioting and burning down democratic cities

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  • Bob Charlie 2 months ago

    I love all of her ideas. It’s great.

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  • Monty Gates 2 months ago

    Dial 911 and they send it where it needs to go

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  • MichaelD Walker 2 months ago

    police just don’t even show up in my neighborhood,.. they’re too busy pulling their own crimes,…. I’ve had to literally explain laws to cops,… it’s the only job where intelligence is a disqualification

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  • David Kempton 2 months ago

    It’s Exhausting To Sustain This Outrage, But Trump’s fascists WILL continue to generate fresh atrocities for us to maintain the adrenaline.

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  • Terri Mullen 2 months ago

    When citizen journalism allows us to not ignore what is happening, we (non black community) must stand up, speak out, hold hands with our community for justice.

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  • Paula Gandolfo 2 months ago

    Super segment. Ty!

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  • George B. Wolffsohn 2 months ago

    Ronald Reagan started the idea that you don’t need to pay for it. Just stop waste in government.

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  • Caedydid and JewelvidsYT1 2 months ago

    Yes! There are so many times when I want to call the cops about minor disturbances, but I won’t because I don’t want blood on my hands and soon those situations resolve themselves. There should be other non-potentially lethal options for these issues.

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  • Hans Wurst 2 months ago

    I’m from Germany. Sherylin Ifill points and examples were so precise and well selected. Wow!

    Hope the USA realizes that things have to change. Especially a new way of guaranteeing safety to their citizens by installing other measures than armed police officers such as homeless support, youth support and other support.

    If a gun is in the game, you make the situation immediately unpredictable.

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  • black bird 2 months ago

    CCOPS -Community Control Over Police Surveillance. An ACLU group watching the Police who are spying on US citizens.

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  • serendipity b84 2 months ago

    She is so articulate and clearly expose the problems while providing solutions. The fact that they have to sue states to allow fair elections speaks volume on the current level of democracy in the US.

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  • James Harris 2 months ago

    Many years ago cops would put everything in their wife’s name in order to avoid losing any civil suits. I wonder if they still do this. I still think if they made it much easier to hold them criminally liable, and sweep the bad apples right into prison, we would all be better served.

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  • Doreen Miller 2 months ago

    Thank YOU!

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  • asherael 2 months ago

    Or you could still call 911, and they send someone helpful instead of armed goons. That way it’s not confusing, and there’s less violence.

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  • Sander de Boer 2 months ago

    Im schocked that the USA appartantly doesn’t have two separate nummers for calling in support. Here in the Netherlands we have the European 911, namely 112 and a national nummer 8844 for non emergency questions or problems.

    We also have a community based police orginization where the community cop had the highest rank within the street cop force. Hé is the intermediair between the community, local Social orginizations and for example the housing cooparation, the city departements and the police. They knows there area and can intervene in for example domestic disputes, homelessness, addiction and other Social problems.

    I do hope that the USA police force will now receive the required reforms and that the killings stop.

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  • Bob Risse 2 months ago

    We are a police state, wrapped in a war state supported by a propaganda state . (MSM)

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  • Martin Pêcheur 2 months ago

    Wgat democracy is she referring to.. Certainly not the USA s

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  • nab 6215 2 months ago

    Great interview. I learned a lot about the NAACP defense fund. As a Christian in my teens, I was taught that they were a bad organization but I have found them to be fantastic the more I learn about them. I think it was because they represented a lot of anti-Christian folks in the 80s.

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  • BiggerinRealLife 2 months ago

    Amazing interview.

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  • Inger Jacobs 2 months ago

    Well said Sherrilyn Ifill. How come white USA is so ignorante ? You are so shooting yourselves in the foot and complaining of the hurt.

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  • Suzanne Santos 2 months ago

    I think this interview shows how incredibly intelligent, articulate and dedicated Ms. Ifill is. I learned so much from this interview. Thank you, Ms. Ifill.

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  • Kandyce Rojas 2 months ago

    Imagine a 411 was established with a dispatcher to direct your call to the right agency to help the situation at hand. Ex. 411 I need help with my kid who is having a self endangered breakdown an then be transferred to an on all doctor service group department that can rush to the scene with self protection gear but no weapons period. Doctors or at least an EMT sort of on call group. Or if i need help with a dog who has been hit a whole department like animal help not animal control. Animal first responders hey so that no other departments have to respond to non human situations cos animal control right now really doesn’t exist in a functional capacity except to make sure animals are dead before they move them out the street. Making sure human emergencies are. Able to have devoted departments for different situations and not tied up in every single emergency that 911 is called for cos yea I can get it that cops feel pulled in every direction that they are not trained in. At a job like say a video store that is simple as hell but if you are having to deal with a situation that you werent trained how to deal with it gets intense real fast especially if its your first weekend and the rush is nonstop. Yea frustration sets in, panic about making sure you included all items before you charge, cos having to tell a customer oh I’m sorry u wanted this too well it’s now gonna be added and the price I first told u. Ignore that and the new total is, whatever jus higher. You end up with customers who leave not happy and may talk shit after they leave and these tensions arise from a simple non life impacting video store that gets busy. (This video store just went up for lease, tear because it survived so long but couldnt survive the pandemic. RiP video world plus in fontana, CA. ) sorry for side note but it jus happend so my feelings are still raw since I worked there my whole teenage life…. Hmmm. Anywho back to my ideas, this is what the discussion of reallocating the police fund money sounds like And now that’s a real conversation. My 2cents .

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  • Kandyce Rojas 2 months ago

    Regardless, the window to have mass people defy authority is small and the energy needs to focus on keeping pressure on their wealth and that will only be when they cave to the demands. Poor peoples movement by piven an cloward really spoke to this time specifically. They were able to id the ‘preconditions that lead up to the insurrgence of protests and how they succeed and how they fail’. Good read.

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  • IGNANT4LIFE 2 months ago

    “we use it to warehouse our responsibilities” so poignant

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