The Breakdown with Shaun King

The Breakdown with Shaun King

Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 28 min
Yesterday our team at the Grassroots Law Project, in partnership with the Louisville Urban League, and the attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor, filed a legal brief showing the blatant misconduct of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. We are now calling on the Kentucky Prosecutor's Advisory Council to appoint a special prosecutor and impanel a brand new grand jury that actually considers all of the charges ---- If y...
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In January, NYPD Officer Michael Valva brutally beat his 8-year-old son, Thomas, who had autism, then froze him to death. He has been charged with murder. Yesterday, the NYPD allowed Officer Michael Valva to resign and keep his pension. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early ac...
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Last night, in the middle of Nebraska, Donald Trump, in a painful metaphor for his whole life and presidency, literally bused hundreds of supporters into a rally in the freezing cold, then got on Air Force One and left them there with no way to get home. They were stranded for hours on end. It was so cold that men, women, children, and senior citizens had to be rushed to the hospital for hypothermia. Trump hates rural Americans. Al...
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All over the world police safely disarm men, women, and children who are in the middle of a mental health crisis. American police just don't want to. It's the bottom line. They are trained to shoot to kill any time they get the heebie-jeebies. And they damn sure do. Walter Wallace needed an ambulance. He needed medical attention. Instead, he got bullets. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work ...
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In a few hours, Republicans are about to approve the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. It will give conservatives a devastating 6-3 majority and the power to not only overturn everything we hold dear, but to basically overturn any future legislation if Democrats take power after the upcoming election. Democrats must be prepared to expand and change the Supreme Court. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want...
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We only have 11 more days until the presidential election comes to a close. I want to share with you guys what I think is going to happen, based on the information we've got now. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.
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Yesterday a judge granted an original grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case the permission to speak out publicly about the hearing and their findings. What we learned was both explosive and despicable. The grand juror said that they were never even allowed to look at the evidence, in spite of requesting it, that could've caused them to charge the officers who shot and killed Breonna. This directly contradicts the words of Kent...
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October 21, 2020 19 min
What happened yesterday in Nigeria was a civil rights and human rights catastrophe as the Nigerian military opened fire on peaceful protesters in Lagos. Let me explain to you what I saw unfold, live on Instagram yesterday, and unpack how badly the government is handling the aftermath. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/theb...
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Yesterday 50 Cent endorsed Donald Trump and literally said he doesn't care if Trump hates Black people. But today I want to dig deeper. The very reason 50 endorsed Trump is based on a complete fabrication about Biden's tax plans. Also, I share a personal story about one of 50's dear friends. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://w...
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Yesterday the people of Bolivia voted their socialist party and leaders back into office after a coup backed by the United States and gross capitalists like Elon Musk. It was a total rejection of the coup. Of course, the American media and power structure hardly has anything to say about it. Let me unpack and explain why it matters. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a mem...
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The Grassroots Law Project is organizing a special community just for our work in Texas and we want you, and everybody you know in Texas, to join us. We're launching in 12 days and need YOU on board. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown for exclusive members perks and early access to content.
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Dr. King was right when he said "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." And this month, while it is no shock to Nigerians, most of the world is hearing about the crisis of police violence in Nigeria for the very first time. We must ALL stand against it and stand in solidarity with protesters and organizers who are on the front lines. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do...
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Our country has a lot at stake for the next 20 days - and people are nervous. Let's talk about it. So much has gone wrong in 2020 that I think our hope and optimism have been worn down to a nub. I still see some real light at the end of the tunnel. Let me share one particularly good scenario that I truly think is possible. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of...
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It's not enough to simply win elections. If Democrats win back the Senate and the Presidency, they are going to have to play by a fierce new set of rules so that they actually wield that power to advance their agenda. Let me unpack and explain what this should look like. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown f...
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All my life, I've said that MJ was the best basketball player to ever live. Today, I want to highlight why we say Muhammad Ali was the best boxer of all time and how that standard, which includes who Muhammad Ali was out of the ring, should apply to the GOAT in basketball as well. If it does, a real argument for LeBron being the GOAT can be made. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consi...
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These white men, who were buying explosives and plotting to overthrow the government of Michigan, fit the literal definition of terrorists. Yet they aren't being labeled as such for two fundamental reasons that I want to share with you today. Let me unpack and explain it. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/thebreakdown ...
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Kamala Harris won the debate last night. Hands down. Today I'll unpack what she did well, what was disappointing, and also give my thoughts on the fly and the bloodshot eye. Also, it now appears this is going to be the last debate we see in this presidential campaign since Trump pulled out of the second one. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon at...
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Shockingly, in 100 years, New York City has had only 4 District Attorneys. Today, I am proudly endorsing Tahanie Aboushi to be the next District Attorney of Manhattan. She's one of the smartest, most courageous, compassionate, determined people I've ever met. And she has EXACTLY what it takes to be the change agent that New York needs. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider bec...
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Smart local voting can truly change systems. For the next 28 days, I am dedicating my life to supporting candidates for office who are truly going to change the game from the inside out. Today I want to tell you about Sarah Iannarone who is running for Mayor of Portland, as well as Terra Lawson-Remer and John Avalos - who are running for county supervisor roles in San Diego and San Francisco. Even if you aren't in these cities ...
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This weekend a wonderful brother named Jonathan Price was murdered by police in a rural town outside of Dallas, Texas. People are now sharing an old Facebook post he made where he spoke of how much respect he had for police - as if this means we shouldn't fight for him. I very strongly disagree. Let me explain why. ---- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Pat...
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