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francis. >> check her out for the very first time, a girl pitcher throws a shutout winning in round 1 of the little league world series. you go, girl. does [/* good morning and welcome. live from new york city. i am morgan radford. >> another chaotic night in ferguson, missouri where a peaceful protest over the police shooting of an 18-year-old michael brown turns into looting. the table turns so dramatically that some of the protesters even started protecting the very businesses that were being targeted. but then yesterday, police released video showing michael brown right there stealing cigars from a liquor store and even getting into an argument with that store other than. they say the officer who shot brown just moments later didn't actually know he was a suspect in that robbery when he shot him. al jazeera's asher cuellar eshi found this report from the middle of the chaos. >> protesters were standing with a line of armored police
vehicles on this street right here. they backed up all of these protesters, a large number of them came through and started breaking into the beauty shop. they were running out with armfuls of supplies. >> some of the people went over here to this liquor store and tried to break in there. some people started going in. another group of people tried to keep them from doing that. >> protecting our community, the store, everything, to let everyone know that every way over here is not criminals. every way over here came to peacefully protest. these people came in, tried to loot the store. don't do that. >> that's not what it is about. that is civil rights movement. my name is antoine smith. i came out here to stammed up for my rights. >> the police have slowly advanced and continue to give verbal commands telling people to disperse. they are saying disperse, we don't want anyone to get hurt. >> they threw smoke bombs. they maced the crowd and left.
they came back and i think they were pointing guns at the crowd. >> that's when the looting started. >> we are also seeing a police helicopter above that's coming around and circling the area and continues to drop a spotlight on the crowd but so far, no firing yet. >> diane esta brook joins us live this morning from ferguson. diane, good morning to you. i want to point out something we just saw in this report where the young man took the shirt off that was covering his face and he said, these people came in to loot the store. i came to stand up for my rights. so we are hearing protesters say the people who actually were looting weren't from ferguson, that they were actually outsiders coming in. what are you hearing this morning? >> reporter: actually, morgan, i am hearing it could be both. we were over at the liquor store, the ferguson market and liquor behind me. that was one of the stores that was looted last night. one of the protesters that was
here and is here this morning said she recognized people from the neighborhood. we are hearing it could be both. it could be people from outside the area, which we have been honking all week but hearing now that it could be people as well that are from within the neighborhood. this morning, there is a strong police presence here they are talking to some of these business owners who were victims of looting last night but we were talking earlier with the people over at the liquor store and they said last night there weren't any police around to protect them. that was a little bit frustrating. >> diane, just to be clear for our viewers, we do understand it was a very small group of looters that were there and that it wasn't exactly widespread pandemonium but a lot of last night's chaos was in reaction to the release of that surveillance video showing michael brown steel from that liquor store. what's brown's family saying about all of this? >> the brown family is very frustrated. they have been calling all week for the identity of the officer to be released and then the day that his name was released and
that is darren wilson, the surveillance video was released at the same time and the lawyer for the family says the family is really just outraged by that. >> we can continue with the kind of strategy that i see being deployed by the officials from the police department. i don't see how we could keep a lid on this. they are poking. they are agitating and they are aggravating people with these strategies. they think people are 1250u7d. they don't realized the motive behind it. >> and we heard late yesterday that the st. louis county executive, charles dooley, has asked that the county prosecutor, bob mccullough be removed from the investigation and that a special prosecutor be named. he is talking to the state's attorney general about this right now. morgan. >> diane estabrook joining us live in ferguson, missouri. thanks so much for being with us. stay with al jazeera for the very latest from ferguson. coming up on our next hour, a closer look at what police must
do to regain the trust of that community. texas governor rick pervy vowing to fight an indictment made against him. on friday, perry was indicted by grand jerury on two felony accounts of abuse of power. he is accused of using the power of his office last year to force the reds ig nation of a democratic official. the he is special prosecute said he is ready to move forward on that case. >> the grand jury has spoken that there is probable cause that he committed two felon crimes. for count one, it's a 5 to 99 years in prison and for count 2, it's two to 10 years in prison. i looked at the law. i looked at the facts and i presented everything possible to the grand jury. >> perry is said the charges against him are out remainous. in fact, his lawyer said in a statement, this clearly represents complicabuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision. this case could derail perry's
2016 presidentialats prations. >> the texas doctor being treated for ebola in atlanta says he hopes to be released from the hospital quitesoon. kent brantley is one of the two aid workers infected with the deadly virus. he has been treated at emmory hospit hospital. he was given experimental drug. he said there are still a few hurdles to clear before i can be discharged but i hold on to the hope of a sweet reunion with my wife, children and family in the near future. u.s. military pounded the islamic state group with another round of airstrikes. american forces destroyed at least two rebel vehicles south of sinjar. the u.s. is trying to protect the yazitis targeted by the islamic state group. it's a difficult tack. as zeina hodr reports, they have raided another village. >> what we understand from persmerga officials is that the islam ilk state group shot dead up to 80 men, 80 yazit.
is in the town of kuju. the us lammic state group had given the people of this town an ult matim, a 5-day ult matim to convert or get killed. what we understand is that the islamic state group also captured scores of women and children. there are no exact figures but we do know this is a small village approximately 300 vomits live there. this is not the first time that the yazidis, a minority in iraq has come under attack in sinjar when the is stormed sinjar, hundreds of thousands friday but those who wereability were kid. the u.s. military carried out airstrikes close to kujuville after reports of this incident. they wereability destroy islamic state vehicles as well as a fuel station that they were using but they weren't able to protect the minority did on the ground. these airstrikes, the military objective according to the obama
administration, is to defend minorities, is to protect the kurdish region, but the airstrikes really are not enough. with this latest killing, it raidses really a lot of concern, the yazidis are not the only minority group who has come under attack. christians were forced out of mosul. >> the iraqi prime minister al-malaki has agreed to step down. the u.s. is considering stepping up aid to iraq. officials say military and economic support will likely be tied to exactly how well that knew government performs. while speaking of that, the united stations in trying to clamp down on the islamic strait group. mez agreed to black list several other members. the council is threatening to punish anyone who finances that group. kristin saloomey explains. >> reporter: >> will those in favor of the draft resolution please raise their hand. >> with the islamic state group controlling a third of iraq and syria, the security council took a unified stanchion against what
it called one of the most certainiotts threats to international peace and security. >> it sends a clear political message that the international community utterly condemns isil's brutal and mindless terrorist acts, rejects extremist ideology and is united in its froto confront it. >> they intend to cut off funding adding six individuals to a sanctions list. a former u.n. counter terrorism official says it may be too late for the usual tools of the security council to have an impact. >> the arms are already there. these groups are incredibly we will armed and every day they are better armed because they take over syrian or iraqi arm stocks. and supposedly assets freezes, they are not hurting. they have a lot of money there? >> the resolution does express international unity. it demands that member states
cut off not only funding but the recruitment of foreign fighters. many countries are worried about their own citizens who join these groups and could return home to cause trouble. >> the resolution also warns of the group's uses of the internet and other communication technology for the purpose of recruitment and incitement putting the onus on u.s. member states to stifle support for the groups. >> my government asks all of the neighboring countries and other countries to take strong meyers to implement steps and apply this resolution. this is very important. iraq will continue to work with all countries and organization to fight this international terrorism groups and defeat them. >> until they do, the international community will be faced with an ongoing humanitarian as well as political crisis in more than a million displaced iraqis and syrians who can't go home.
kristen saloomey, al jazeera, the united nations. >> friday's resolution named six people including the islamic state spokesman. they face an international travel ban, asset freeze as well as an arms embargo. neck on or about assess between a permanent truce pick back up tomorrow. a 5-day cease-fire continues to hold despite palestinian's minister including israel of cross border fighting. the european union offered a deal to take charge of gas's border cros if hamas agrees to lift its blockade. new controversy at theun craneian border where kiev says russian armored vehicles crossed into its territory but monko is flat out depositing those claims. emma hayward reports, humanitarian aid hangs in the balance. a shine of russia's military might hours after journalists
said they saw a separate conroy cross into ukrainian territory e ukraine said it had partially destroyed a column of russian military vehicles. >> i have to reassure you. this column was followed. it was always under surveillance by our recon sans and our forces. appropriate actions were undertaken. a part of it no longer exists. >> moscow says its vehicles didn't carry out what nato is calling an incursion into ukrainian territoryvor russia says it wants to offer assistance. >> the aid sat a few kilometers away from the russia border with ukraine. kiev is suspicious moscow's motives believing russia is s d sending arms to bolster the separatist cause. on friday, it's border guards
and custom officials began inspecting the cargo. there is still no clear date of when and if it will be allowed to pass. >> we plan to have the trucks unloaded in lundqvist and they go back to russia the same road they came in. from then onward, it will be ukrainian lonp logistics that deals with the distribution. >> the fight continues on two fronts. diplomatically and militarily. as ukraine tries to squeeze out the separatists and their supporters. emma hayward, al jazeera in slovyansk. >> european foreign ministers are warning russia of even tougher sanctions if moscow continues to support separatists in ukraine. meanwhile, something is stirring in the tropics. so let's get a look at the national forecast with our meteorologist. >> we are starting to get a little closer to the peak of the
season. we will watch the midwest >> the nation's hartland for those scattered showers and storms. let me take you off of the coast of africa where we have two tropical waves we are watching where the national hurricane center has put at least a 50% chance of it developing as it continues to move off to the west. the problem is, is that it will cop back or at least it will be combatting some dry air. now, it could toss become a tropicaldrey. it looks like the dry air will win out. we are not expecting it to get out much further than the central atlantic. it is something to watch. this area of low pressure here, we are not seeing a lot of con correctic after tickty with it, september 10th, the peak of hurricane season, we are a few weeks away. >> thank you, epknee. from a crowded house to no home at all, how camera's overcrowded prison system is paroling inmates to the streets. and making sure kids get the
>> a live look this morning at st. louis, a beautiful shot on a rainy morning there. miles away, racial tension continues reaching fever pitch in the city of ferguson. good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera. it's a pleasure to have you with us this morning. i am morgan radford live from new york city. overcrowding has forced california to release thousands of prisoners this year. jennifer london explains why so
many of them haven't been able to find permanent homes making it tough for officials to keep track. >> joshua and his family are homeless. >> i don't have no place to live. i came right to the shelter. >> joshua knows he needs a job and a permanent place to call home. paul is homeless. he has been given a bed at this transitional house in riverside county? >> it's a lot better than being on the street. >> before they ended up on the streets, they were behind bars. probation got them out. but they had nowhere to go. >> being on the street is real hard. you've got to put on a different face and different lifestyle. >> paul and joshua were released under a 2011 california law designed to ease overcrowding in state prisons known as realignment, criminals convicted of lesser offense can be released or sentenced to county jails instead of state prisons. in riverside and a anywhere of counties throughout the state,
the jails have run out of room. >> it's maxed out to the point where since the inception of realignment in october of 2011, our sheriff's department has been forced to release 23,000 could. >> according too a riverside gaunt e grand jury report, they were close to 700 former prisoners living on the street. locally, this place is known as the river bottom. it's really a place of last resort for the homeless. i just spoke to the man and the woman living in this tent. they didn't want to speak on camera, but they did tell me that they have been living here for 15 years. the man also told me that his brother was recently released from prison under realignment and that is one of the big concerns for those that are charged with trying to monitor and supervise offenders that have recently been released. if they end up here, if they end up at the river bottom, they could very well be lost forever. >> there is also the issue of
how best to monitor homeless convicts. this machine is part of riverside's solution. >> these are our probation kiosk did. every day day they are required to check in and have their picture taken. >> what they will do is enter in and that's their probation id number. it will bring up their name. >> i am jerk dorson today. >> what it does here, it will print out your receipt and on the receipt, it will give them their next reporting date. >> riverside still uses probation officers how are you? >> it's more than monitoring. it's getting them off of the streets for good. >> i am not not in the element to get in trouble. >> which gives them the best chance of staying out of jail and that's not something an electronic kiosk can help with. jennifer london, al jazeera, riverside, california. >> california has been ordered to reduce the prison population by nearly 50 ,000. president obama is stressing the importance of a college
education this morning. with the the school year starting up, he is telling his weekly address to tell students and their parents they need to start preparing for what comes after high school calling higher education the surest ticket to the middle class. >> a typical american with a bachelor's degree or higher earns more than $28,000 per year than someone with just a high school diploma. and they are also much more likely to have a job in the first place. the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor's degree is less than 1/3 of the rate for those without a high school diploma. the president says the cost of college is a problem, but he has expanded grants and restructured student loans. kids file back into the classroom this year, millions of them will rely on government subsidized meals. only a fraction of them still receive free or discounted meals during the summer. tom ackerman reports on the program trying to keep kids if
he had this summer. >> for kids in inner city balt moore, summertime means more chances to run free in the sun shine. but many of them miss the meals they have become accustomed to receiving while school is in session. some 44 million american children get breakfast and lunch there understand the federal school food program. they qualify for the free or reduced price meals if their family encloses fall below the government's poverty lines. only one in every seven of those children who get school meals participate in the summer food program. in baltimore, the city housing department and the school district serve the food at more than 400 neighborhood locations like this community center. >> we understand just from the numbers that we see walking through the door that families need support. we are here to support them wherever we can. >> but in many other places around the u.s., too few local agencies are willing or able to run summer programs. >> shortfall, say child nutrition advocates, is another factor contributing to high
obesity rates among children. >> kids actually are more likely to gain weight during the summer months. we think all of those things are caused by the fact that most kids don't have access to school breakfast and school lunch any more. >> the free meals must include a balanced variety of milwaukee, fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. >> by offering whole foods and varying options, we are finding we are changing their palat and quite frankly changing their lifestyle. they are going home and asking their parents, can i get a papaya or a fresh pineapple or orange. >> here in the city of baltimore with one of the higher jobless rates in the country, the number of kids taking free summer meals is actually slightly down this year, perhaps a barometer of an improving economy. >> the government estimates that in 2012, 10% of american households were unable to provide enough nutritious food for their children. >> tom ackerman, al jazeera, baltimore. >> about 131 food banks participate in summer food programs all across country.
>> history was made last night at the little league world series where pitch per monet davis became the very first girl ever to win a game and she did it with a shutout. she is playing for philadelphias dragons under the pressure of a mounting pitch count. >> her coach wanted to take her out at 65 pitches so she could play again on three days rest. davis struck out the last batter with number 64. i had 67 pitches and i only had eight left. so, i had to try to squeeze those eight pitches in, and i got them in. >> 9,000 players have participated in the little league world series over the years. only 18 of them have been girls. there is one other female in the tournament this year. >> that's canada's emma march. st stay tuned. pope frances pays a visit to south korea where thousands turn out to greet him but it's dine continues getting all of the attention during the pill xwrimage. stay with us for the latest developments out of ferguson
124 korean martyrs who were killed by founding the church in the 18th century. he said lessons are still relevant today. as richard martin reports, the pope shared another message with the countryts youth. the reception was enthusiastic. the first papal visit to asian in 15 years is back on track after a shaky start. there were reports some chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration. beijing rejects authority over its catholics. the pope visited a sure at the birth plates of the first catholic priest. his strongest message came at a time youth rally attended by thousands where he said social inequality was spreading a spiritual desert across the affluent world. >> the growing gap in our societies is between rich and
poor. is a we see idol tri that comes at a high cost of human lives. >> joining him on stage a young catholic from hong kong who criticized the chinese easy authorities. what grieves me is we can see the church constantly growing in china. at the same time, i can see everywhere the church being controlled. >> that's received a big cheer. the pope had become his visit with unprecedented message of good will to china. many tensions remain. richard martin, al jazeera. >> coming up in our next hour, pope francis getting in on the selfy crazy. make sure you don't miss that. first, let's look at the national forecast with eboni dion. >> it's going to be one of those days to not leave the umbrella behind across the midwest. we have a slow moving form is it that will continue to put rain down over all of this area anywhere from kansas and iowa,
indianapolis as we get into monday, it shifts into the ohio valley. this morning, st. louis is wet traveling west along i-70, heavier rein across the north he earn portion of the state. >> we will have morgan ratliff 40 back but this one min. stay tuned. generation now... >> so many of my friends is pregnant... >> i feel so utterly alone... >> you need to get your life together >> i'm gonna do whatever needs to be done... >> ya boy is working on becoming a millionaire... >> an intimate look at what our kids are facing in school and beyond 15 stories, 1 incredible journey >> in this envelope is my life right now... >> edge of eighteen only on al jazeera america
a city on the edge depends into chaos again. we are live in ferguson, missouri, after another night of tension, looting and protest. plus dozens of iraqis in a small town murdered by a group known as the islamic state. airstrikes and a new promise from washington. criminal charges against texas governor rick perry. . >> it's really about us giving
them more opportunities to exercise, to engage, have a dynamic environment. >> talk about dynamic, plus shamu gets a makeover. sea world's new plan to quiet critics in the wake of a scathing new documentary. >> tear gas and looting on the streets of ferguson, missouri, once again overnight. protest ors clashing with police and armored vehicles and if full onright riot gear. good morning and welcome to "al jazeera america" live from new york city. i am morguelan radford. >> the peaceful frost lasted 24 hours. after a day where smooeingsz ran high, that changed. diane esta brook joins us live in ferguson where things got quite out of control last night. diane, what happened?
>> reporter: tensions were high. i am talking to businesses. they think it could be people from outside the area. they also said they recognized people from surrounding neighborhoods. what they are saying is these looters are basically mitigating all of the good that the protesters have been doing. >> that's not what it's about. it's the simple rights movement. you might see me in this covering my face, my eyes and everything. i am trying to stop myself because those police are out there with tear gas. a rainy day this morning. we see a lot of businesses out cleaning up after last night's looting. morgan? >> diane, last night was a different scene from the night before when protests were peaceful. again, of course, friday was so tense as you mentioned in
ferguson. how did that information about the case that was released change things? >> it was a lot of frustration because they had been asking for the officer's name to be released all week and the surveillance video was released on the same day that the officer's name was released. almost a week after michael brown was killed, ferguson officers got what they have been asking for? >> the officer that was involved in the shooting of michael brown was darren wilson. >> chief jackson refused to release a photo of the officer. what he did release was a video he said showed brown involved in a robbery at a convenience store the day he was killed. police say that's brown in the red cap grabbing cigars. a store employee asked the suspect to pay on who responds by pushing him. a suspect walks out with a friend. the brown family was outraged? >> they think it was aimed at
denigrating their son, a charact character assassination. >> don't shoot. this is a universal call for i surrender. >> later friday, the chief admitted the robbery had nothing to do with the officer shooting michael brown. >> the initial contact was not related to the robbery because they were walking down the middle of the street block can traffic. >> making matters worse, the police chief did not tell the governor or the man he put in charge of soothing tensions he was releasing the video. >> i would have like to have been consulted. it's ben one week since the shooting and a long week for the people in ferguson and stacy lock county. >> diane, speaking of that long week, there seals to be a great deal of mistrust between the people of ferguson and the police department. we have also heard some of those officers were injured overnight. what can you tell us about that?
>> i can't tell you a lot that. we have heard of those reports. we have not been able to con ferm them yet. we will try to get around to that and update you on that later. >> thanks, diane estabrook. thank you for joining us. last night, america tonight host joie chen caught up with the tone for michael brown's family. he says the onus lies directly on police to keep the situation calm we can continue with the kind of strat que i see being deployed by the officials from the police department. i don't see how we can keep a lid on this. they are poking. they are agitating and they are aggravating people with these strategies and they think people are stupid. they don't realize the motive behind it. >> we will talk about how ferrellson police have handled this situation plus...? >> i would hope that african-american or latino officer or someone would have maybe a little bit more understanding. a look at how the make-up of a
police force may impact the outcome of police work. that's coming up in just about 10 minutes. over in iraq, the u.s. is trying to push back islamic state fighters. the military conducted another round of astrikes. the rebel group stormed a small yazidi group. the islamists killed and captured dozens. christians in this iraq have faced persecution from the islamic state group and now thousands are fleeing from lebanon. . >> desperate, iraqi christians line up on a hot august day to receive food rations. the church is oralinging this food did you saytribution to those who have fled from the violence in their country tries years ago and those who just arrived from northern iraq. like maria butros, she arrived in lebanon three days ago.
it's hard to leave everything behind. >> they tell of the same stories johnmy has been living off charity. a lebanese family paid his rent for this shawl apartment where he lives with his wife and three girls. >> they threatened us with our children. our muslim neighbors said you better run before they come and kill you johnny said he was scared and left everything he owns behind. they uprooted us from our own land. these are not muslims. we don't know where they came from. they have no religion. we lived with muslims for over 40 years. this group have nothing to do with islam. >> this, a syrian priest, had been organizing a campaign to help the iraqi christians who managed to get to lebanon. he says he is frustrated.
the international community's violence, we demand fresh to stop them. >> this family came from near mosul. under us lattic state's full control. this one-room apartment became home for this family of six after they ran away from their town. there is no more room for droiingsz live in iraq any more, he says. >> we never managed anything like this woo happen. nobody expected this. >> it was like aho movie, he tells me. everyone was terrified. his children cry every day wanting to go book to their home but he says he is not going back, no matter what won't
security for our children. >> so his girls spend the day lying on these beds waiting for something to change. beirut. >> the u.s. is ready to provide more aid to iraq. the obama administration says now the prime minister, nouri al-malaki, the u.s. may provide more money and military support. but first, the white house wants proof that the country's new leaders are actually going to create a new increasive government. negotiations on a permanent truce pick back up tomorrow. the european union offered a deal to take charge of gaza's border crossingings if and only if hamas agrees to disarm its fighters and if israel lifts its blockade. israel says it has not yet agreed to any deal. texas govern rick perry is vowing to fight an indictment against him.
on friday, perry was indicted by grand jerne on two felon counts of abuse of power. he is accuse truck driver of using the power to force the resignation after democratic official. a special prosecutor said he is ready to move forward on that case. >> the grand jury has spoken that at least there is probable cause to believe he has committed two crimes, two felon crimes. for count one, it's a 5 to 99 years in prison. and for count 2, it's 2:00 to 10:00 years in prison. i looked at the law. i looked at the facts, and i presented everything possible to the grand jury. >> perry said the charges against him are simply out rainous. his lawyer said the statement, this clearly represents political abuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision. this case could derail perry's 2016 presidential aspirations. stay tuned because coming up, political analyst, janie ze i & o will tell us about how
this gooiment could actually impact his white house run. >> a new york couple is charged with kidnapping two amish sisters from a road side farm stand near the canadian border. police are still investigating where stephen how will ii and the next ol' basey kept the girls during their 24 hour abductor. they were dropped off and showed up on a stranger's doorstep, barefoot, cold, wet and hungry. he eventually brought them home. sea world unveils a plan to deal with criticism of how it treats killer welts. the theme parks will build parks that are twice the size that allows the whales to swim against moving water. the new habitat will open in san diego. the documentary said it led to violent behavior. there is a massive world fire that's burning out west.
for more on that,wo weeks from now, meet roth eboni dion has a look at what's happening with the dry weather. >> morgan, we still can't seem to get much rain into parts of the northwest. going up and over this area. i want to show you video of the ball fire in shasta county californ california. >> smoke billowing nearly 40,000 acres have been burned as a result of this fire is we are not going to get any more wet weather. it's knife 5% contained. we will see light winds. temperatures will remain hot across this area and that, of course, does remain a concern. as we look at what we are dealing with across the west, also rainfall. monsoonal moisture but there is at that risk of fires. >> that's why we have red flag warnings up against southern and a fire weather watch.
conditions will remain inwhich he hadbly drive. we have seen rain across the midwest, across northern areas of missourind back into western north dakota. slow moving storms have already put down two to 4 inches of rainfall here and there is some othering look the refer in northwestern missouri creating problems for travelers getting in around gents tree county. in the northeast a beautiful day at least for most. we are dealing with an area of low pressure that is departing. a cold front will make its way in across the great lakes along with the moisture in place, a few spotty showers will pop up just near the lakes knowledge. elsewhere, it looks like it should be a day filled with a mix of sun and clouds. across the southeast, we will see more storms developing across florida, heavy down pours can be expected. a fairly quiet start for now. as we get that day time heating, we are getting a westerly throw throwing in the moisture here, around orlando, tampa, watch the skies as we head out today, the bulk of the storms around st. louis in parts of illinois,
iowa, you will need to watch the skies closely if you have out door plants. >> thanks. an investigation is being launched into why a ferry headed to seattle was overloaded by nearly 500 people officials say the boat was packed with see hawks fans. it was turned around nearly meal after leaving brimmerton. crew members were using clickers to counts passengers but that information actually wasn't related to the captain until after that ferry left. police had to remove unwilling passengers. he has been thrust into the national spotlight by the events unfolding right now in ferguson, missouri. highway patrol captain ron johnson tapped to ease tensions in the wake of the death of michael brown. a look at who he is and why the govern hand picked him to calm the chaos. now, check this out. this is one of my favorites. it could be the holy grail of selfies. >> there you go. >> that's the pope. >> coming up in sports, it's
we need to make sure justice is done. we need to make sure everybody can walk these streets. we need to make sure i don't have to fear if i can walk the streets. >> that's captain ron johnson chosen by missouri's govern to keep the calm on ferguson streets. good morning to you, and welcome back to "al jazeera america." for johnson, it's personal to see the chaos and violence after the shooting of michael brown. america tonight's laurie jane glehah has more. >> as a captain in the missouri state police, ron johnson has wasted no time also getting to know the people in the small city of ferguson. friday morning, he marched alongside frustrate residents soon after the ferguson police department released the name of the officer who pulled the trigger in the deadly shooting of michael brown. >> that way, we can answer questions. >> as the lead law enforcement
officer tasked with keeping the peace, he says listening is important. ? >> i think we are listening. it's part of his strategy. so far, it's walking. >> everybody is gone, aver the cameras are gone, this community is going to be here. i am going to be here and my family is going to be here. >> johnson even communicated his own feelings about the officer involved in brown's death. >> i am sure there is a lot on his mind. just know that the people out here just want answers and whatever those answers need to be, i just ask everybody involved. we just need to be up front and honest. inhe is going true some tough times. i know the brown family is going through some tough times. we will make it through it. >> beyond his own opinions, johnson knows the only way the community will heel is to keep the dialogue going and to hear the opinions of others.
at this press conference, he took questions from more than the press. he invited the community to come in close and ask questions. >> the people of our community need to hear what i am saying. they've got questions, and i invited them here. this isn't about ron joh ron jo it's about the people in our community. >> the captain is busy with everyone who wants a chance to speak to him. >> the same thing we did last night. >> developing strategies for the short-term but looking ahead for a better future in ferguson. what is the long-term goal for ferguson in your eyes? >> the long-term goal is that we come out stronger than we were when this started. the long-term goal is that the wounds and the issues that we are hearing in the crowd we don't hear them anymore. the long-term goal is that we need to make sure our community believes we are reflective of the community, reflective of the needs of in community.
leo mcguire served on the national sheriff's deputy association board of directors and he joins me live in the studio. good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you for being here? >> glad to be here. >> about this robbery, why did the police wait to mention the robbery and why did they release this convenience store footage sooner? >> fundamental fairness involved. they didn't release the name of the officer. they didn't release the videotape. you know, investigations take time. for lawrence forcement to be taken seriously, they need to be judic, be sure of the evidence they have that they are looking for. by releasing the videotape earlier, it could have inflamed the situation worse than it has been in the past week. releasing at the same time as the officer has been a bone of contention for some. if privileges a little bit of balance. maybe it was strategic. maybe it was on purpose.
the fact of the matter is we now know what michael brown was doing in the minutes before his interaction and altercation with law enforcement. >> leo, you mentioned this officer, daryn wilson. what happens to him next? is there an indictment? what happens? >> from a purely political stand point, he is going to get indicted. it's going to stand trial. it's going to happen. and regardless of the merits or not, just politically, it will. but the process is this: they are gathering evidence to identify what happened in two particular areas what happened in and around the police car when the first altercation occurred which may have been justified. deadly force may have been justified at that moment. but it's the time between the altercation in the car and when brown and johnson, i think, was the other individual's name run away. in those 35 feet and what happened at the end of that 35 feet, when brown was alleged to put his hands up and acquiesce to arrest or what have you, then
another shooting occurred. >> that's going to be the big problem. >> but another big problem is what you mentioned the politics and the optics of all of this. so will the police stand behind him? the officer? >> well, that doesn't matter. at some point, law enforcement does the job, does the investigation, presents the evidence to the prosecutor of the in this case, the attorney general was going to take over like would happen in new jersey or new york. it's not going to happen because the prosecutor in st. louis county has not released his obligation to present the case right now. as of last night, the prosecutor is retaining the case. >> means that's going to be presented in st. louis county unless they move it out of county because the jury pool potentially beingtated. so, it's going to be presented to a grand jury which you know is secret. >> okay. ? >> the grand jury will deliberate on the evidence presented by prosecution and in this particular case, the other
side, the brown side, may be able to present some evidence as well. they will deliberate as to whether or not there is cause to move forward to trial, whether or not there is probable cause to move forward with a murder charge against the officer. >> speaking of moving forward leo, why do you think the state patrol was brought in? >> well, there was a disconnect in trust between ferguson police and the community, st. louis county police and the community. there were some allegations of heavy handedness during the days in the riot that occurred. we see now on some of those same tactics even by the captain of the state highway patrol were being employed last night. tear gas was deployed because we still are seeing some groups of ho holligans. i saw that. >> the looting? >> a young man at 12 or 1:00
o'clock in the morning, as a parent, you are would notering what are they doing out there? protesting because they have been wronged or are they out there just trying to cause problems? >> one man took off his face mask and said, look, i am here because this is a civil rights movement. i am fighting for my life and my rights and my freedom. >> there is a time and place for that. you think this is it >> his grandmother should have grabbed him by the ear and brought him home. we can get rid of the police. bring the granted mothers out. bring them home where they belong. if there is a place for protests, they can do so peacefully because the peaceful protesters last night were encouraging those holligans to top what they were doing because it's not positive to the message? >> a message that is complicated as it unfolds. thank you for joining us live this morning in our studio. another look at the forecast with meteorologist eboni dion. ebony? >> it's a beautiful start to our saturday across the nooecht.
temperatures almost fall-like as you start off your day in the 50s and 60s. it will end up being a little warmer than yesterday as high temperatures get closer to where we should be for averahighs. across south texas, the heat is on. it's going to be humid. dangerous conditions are expected around corp under the circumstances christy where heed indices he's could rise getting as hot as 110. a day to try to stay cool back to you. >> thanks. massive crowds packed the streets for an open air mass by pope francis during the ceremony, the pope beatified 124 korean martins killed while founding the church in south korea. the reaction of the south korea ian peel. >> moving steadily through the hundreds of thousands of people who had come for this moment, this was the center peace of pope francis's 5-day visit, a huge, open-air mass in downtown seoul. a chance for catholics, young and old, to see their holy
father up close. he reserved an honor for those killed in the ferry disaster walking up to the village where they have been demanding an investigation and bestowing his blessings. >> as the pope makes his way through, there is no mistake, the scale of this event. nothing has been seen like it for more than a decade here in central seuol. it's a significant moment not just for south korea but the catholic church in asia. they mass, beat filing 124 18th and 19th century catholics, pope francis tied their story to the church's present relevance in a region where catholicism is growing. their example has much to say to us who live in societies
alongside immense wealth where poverty is growing and where the cry of the poor is said heeded asking us to love and serve him by tend to go brothers and sisters in need. the pope's message action his presence resonating with sun 70 catholics invited here from cages across the country. >> even though i saw him far away, i was so overwhelmed and my heart was pounding so hard. i am so grateful and indescribeably happy. our country has gone through numerous hardships. there are people suffering in poverty. by the fact the pope is here in a divided country, we are so blessed. later in a part of his visit that has attracted controversy he went to a care home which has been assed of old fashion practices and financial
irregularities. in embracing the poor and disabled, the pope continued one of this visit's main themes, emphasizing the plight of those left on the margins in an uncreasingly unequal world. >> pope francis spoke to a crowd of south korea ian uchlth one was so far moved to meet the pope, he decided to mark the occasion, as you can imagine right there with what else? a selfy. the pontiff laughed and the crowd erupted. look at them clapping. the town of ferguson missouri is more than 60% black. the police officer has three black police officers. a look at the racial divide from coast to coast. a convoy destroyed claiming it crossed into the border in ukrainian territory. moscow's response and the crucial delivery that now hangs in the balance. don't go anywhere.
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>> good morning to you. welcome back to "al jazeera america." live from new york city, i am morgan radford. these are our stop stories. as the u.s. tries to protect the yazidi community, the islamic state strikes again. they abducted hundreds of yazid women and children. >> texas govern rick perry is roped up in a charge of abuse of power. a 2-count indictment says perry tried to force the resignation of adrantic official. his aides argue the governor did no wrong. >> protests have taken quite the aggressive turn. chaos in the streets, riot police faced off with looters. outrage has been bubbling ever since an unarmed black teenager
was shot and killed a week ago. yesterdays protests started peacefully. al jazeera producer david do you go las is in the middle of it all. what happened to make everything change at the last minute? >> well, good morning, morgan. i was here with al jazeera core response event ash-har quereshi as a line taunted police, the first time we had seen them since a couple of days ago. from what they tell us, that upset them. they thought they had this healthy respect and then we started hearing these chants, we are ready, we are ready almost like come and get us, police. the police were using announcements over the loud speaker to say, please. we don't want too arrest anyone. we don't want anyone to get hurt. please disperse. some of the other protesters are
saying this is not what we are here for. please clear out. they ultimately convinced that crowd to clear out, and i think that very small number of people who were here who might have been looking to stir something um compared to the totality of people here just to be heard, those people weren't looking for something to do and the next thing you know, as you might be seeing in some of the pictures we have, we are seeing this beauty supply being broken in to and people coming out with arm loads of hair extensions and other products. our cameraman, lionel mendez was hit in the face at one point in this and some of the looters were very upset that we were taking their picture, saying you are going to get us put in jail, not seeming to make the connection that the looting was actually the crime. >> we have liquor stores, hair extension shops being broken in into. if sounds like chaos. let's back up here because the reality of it is there is a lot of racial tension underlying all of this. a lot of the protest are
concerned that this racial tension has been simmering for years and years now. i am a sing black another of five kids. i have to tell them if you are approach by a police officer, if they tell you to do something, do you it. don't make a sudden move. don't reach for your cell phone. don't do anything because they will gun you down and kill you . >> all right. so those are some pretty strong words. david, it sounds like you came across this woman overnight. cowherds you find her, and when and what did you ask her to elicit that reaction? >> is ash-har and i found her. she was one of the people after it was looted saying we don't want anyone coming back in here and stealing anything else in this place. people tried to stop the looting. i asked her, i said, you have five children. she had already told us this. you have a good job. she works as a nursing assistant. why are you out here at midnight? she said this is the only time i
have between my job and i have to be out here to represent what i stand for and to stand up for the my sons, but absolutely not wanting to be part of any of the violent reaction we saw. people like her are the bulk of the people we have come across here, morgan. the folks in the area last night were extremely upset for the most part about what they were seeing unfolding in front of them. >> david, you are certainly doing groundbreaking work out there. thanks for doing that. michael brown was a black teenager. the police officer who shot him was white. >> that's sparking a racial debate over police departments across the country. watchdog groups say the racially skewed policy that they are forced to enforce. . >> just three of ferguson's 53 police officers are black. so the killing of a black teenager
has again raised questions about institutional racism in u.s. law enforcement. but those who monitor the police say the racial make-up of police departments is not the fundamental problemt problem. it's the pops they enforce. in new york city, a majority of police officers black, latino or asian but minorities are overwhelmingly started. here in mainly black bedford new york, police issued tickets for riding a bike on the sidewalk in 2008 and 2011. >> compares to 32 tickets issued in nearby white park slope. >> watchdog groups argue the main probe isn't diversity? >> it will probably help but it wouldn't maybe make a signifcap difference in new york city, that officer has to get with the program and that program in new york city is to focus on low-income communities of color
and petty infractions that results in harassment and unnecessary punishments. >> 86% of those arrested in new york for misdemeanors in the first six months of this year were black. activists alleged police officers view minorities as the easiest way to meet arrest quotas. communities view the police as unpredictable armed occupiers. >> hurt % close to that population. >> en the executive director of the organization representing black officers in the u.s. seemed resigned. >> i would hope that african-american or latino officer or someone who had maybe a little more understanding but let's be honest. the environment you are in, that's impossible. >> critics argue there is no room for communal mutual trust under a leadership that insists on add ver cyril mil tarized policing. until that changes, they argue, the police will continue to shoot. the unarmed will continue to die. >> al jazeera, new york.
>> all right. texas governor rick perry is in legal limbo. the grand jury indicted the state's popular governor on friday. perry, who is a republican is facing charges of a abuse of power and coercion after public official. his office calls the charges against him simply outrageous. but the special prosecutor says he is now preparing for a court date. the grand jury has spoken that there is probable cause to believe he committed two crimes for count 15 to 99 years in prison and for counts 2, it's 2:00 to 10:00 years in prison. i looked at the law. i looked at the facts. and i presented everything possible to the grand jury. >> ze i & o is professor of campaign management at nyu. she joins us to discuss the indictment. allegation a pleasure to have you. coercion and abuse of power, how serious are these charges? >> these are very serious. two felon charges.
and as the special prosecutor mentioned, the first count 5 to 99 years. the second, 2:00 to 10:00 years in jail. >> a lot of time. >> they may say these are politically motivated charges but it doesn't matter. you have a sitting governor of one of the largest states, 14 years he has been in office now indicted on two felon counts. >> he will be arraigned likely next week which means he will be booked and he may have mug shots taken. finger printed. i mean this is very serious. >> and he is also, i mean, the longest standing governor of texas? right? what would that be? what would that -- how would that affect him having his mug shot tappy, finger prints taken for him? what does that mean? >> it's very difficult to overcome something like this. as much as it may help with tape segments of the republican party, people feel like it's a witch hunt, can you manual somebody who wants to run for president run with this hanging over hair head? we have several republican governs under the threat under indictments like this and what a bombshell to here it wasn't
chris christie, scott walker but texas governor rick perry who is ultimately indicted. i think it's hard to overcome this. you look at the case of bob mcdonald in judge and jury they waited until two weeks after he left. rick perry leaves office in january. this pressure prosecutor said, no you no. how do you govern a state and fight these charges? >> at the same time. >> you raise an interesting point. this is the third potential 2016 presidential candidate who is facing allegations of power. what does this mean for the g.o.p.? >> it's difficult. on the democratic site governor cuomo facing some type of charges. it's difficult. let's think about the narrative. you need to have brought somebody from outside washington. the governors, this is where democracy is practiced at its best. >> right. >> people can trust the governs. now, three governs who are facing this type of threat very difficult for the republicans, a wide-open field, chris christie,
remember perry, they have spent so much time preparing for these runs. scott walker, alternates less so. kate gop go forward with somebody like this with this kind of threat hanging over their heads? >> let's talk about the nitty-gritty of the veto. was it actually valid and legal or just kind of a political stunt? >> that's the big question. you know, you could look at it both ways. he absolutely has the right to veto. the question in this case is: can you veto threatening a public official? you don't resign, i am going to veto and cut your office off essentially. >> that's the question. under texas law, is that allowed? we know what he did. he admits what he did. he vetoed it because she wouldn't step down but we have to think about it this way. >> that's a very democratic area. she is the leader of the public integrity unit. the republicans not wad to set that aid side. he could have named her successor. she said she wouldn't. he went ahead and he cut their funding. so you could see from both sides, he has a right to veto, but just because you have a right to do something, can you
do it coercing a public official to leave their office? she is an elected public official in texas. so, it's very if fy on both sides. it looks like the grand jury said, no, you can't do this. so republicans say this is criminalizing politics as usual. on the other side, he may have over stepped his bounds here. >> two sides to every story. all right, professor of campaign management at ny xwrufrt new controverse ye where kiev said it attacked and destroyed russian armored vehicles. the convoy was seen by journalists and other witnesses. moscow denies those claims saying kiev is simply trying to sabotage aid deliveries to eastern parts of the country. the european union has warned russia it could actually impose new sanctions if it does not stop supporting separatist fight e ebbers. a report says people living indon donetsk say the conflict is fog few.
>> a ground rocket, he shows me where it almost killed him. like many john boehnerians, he has strong ties to russia. his grandmother fought for stalin during the second world war. he blames the regionts dark history for what is happening now. >> at one point, we were one country with 14 republics. politicians divided the republics. i think what's happening now is wrong because our ancestors took part in a war where they had the same ideals, values and beliefs as each other. some see ukraine as part of an old em pirelli russia. >> when you ask pro-russian separatists what it is they want, some say they want freedom from kiev's rule. others insist they are fighting farbsism. most people here want to get on with their lives and don't understand why ukrainians are
taking up arms against each other. kiev proposed a plan in the eastern region which includes political autonomy and protection of the russian language. separatists say this is not enough and they have local people's support. but in one suburb of donetsk, we meet arena. she says most people are like her, afraid to speak out. i feel like my life is a bad cloud. i want to wake up and things will be as they are. >> the ukrainian army is closing in. separatists are calling for more ukrainian and russian volunteers to join their cause. they have already lost men and many people here will now be asking themselves whether their dreams are worth dying for. ays, dondon.
>> here to talk about the situation in eastern ukraine is anthony salvia, executive director of the american institute in ukraine. anthony thanks for being here this morning. >> thank you. >> on friday, ukraine said it destroyed part of the convoy by the russian defense ministry flatly denied that. so what's going on? >> it's hard to say because there is no evidence of any of this. the ukraineians have hate this charge and said we have destroyed these vehicles military vehicles. there has been no proof. the russians say, no, didn't happen, couldn't have happened because we didn't move in. you have a difficult muddle throughout this conflict. who do you believe? the same with shooting down the m malaysian plane. no evidence provided. we have with the brack boxes but contents have not been released. >> it makes the truth more difficult? >> you know, evidence must exist. but somebody with holding.
in this case, if you destroy a slew of military vehicles on your side of the border, you must be able to document this that needs to beforth coming. moscow denies it. well, you know, meanwhile the convoy sits there let's talk about these borders. nato secretary general said it is a clear demonstration of continued detablization of eastern ukraine. true or false? >> they have said right along the russians are supplying stuff over the border. this section of the border is under the control of the russian forces. they have free accesses so it's not as though the ukrainian border guards because, you know, when this convoy was coming down
from moscow, the ukrainians wanted to end at the city of harkarv under ukrainian control. the russians diverted and went around to the area of the proceed russian forces. so they can get true there. nat 0 says they have been sending stuff through. maybe they have, they no doubt have. clearly the separatist forces in the area are getting support from russia. >> you mentioned the stuff that's being sent in. briefly, i want to talk about the content of what's actually in these convoys. many in the west think russia is hiding weapons in these humanitarian convoys. do you think that's true? frankly, does russia have anything to gain by lying? >> no. i don't think they do. why would they soon seal this now in red cross vehicles? they have their own vehicles.
i think that's highly unlikely. there have been some spot inexpenses of this stuff and showed stuff like bottled water, grains and things like that, relief supplies for people who are in a seriously bad situation, cities which have beenshelled repeatedly. significant cas yutties, breakdown in water supply, electricity, sewage, gas delivery and things like that. there is a hardship in this places. a city of one million people. consequently, russia is trying to get these supplies in and see what happens. i think it's highly unlikely they are smuggling weapons. i don't think they would need to. >> director of the american institute in ukraine. thank you for being with us. >> 13 years old, 5' 4", and she has a breaking ball that could make a big leaguer look silly. at first in the 68 year history
real reporting from around the world. this is what we do. al jazeera america. at first, i was scared and nervous, there were so many people and this is my first time in women's sports and is nervous but after hitting the homerun, the nerves went away. >> talk about moxy, her fast balls top out at 70 mile pis per hour. she just made history at the little league world series. good morning and welcome we can to "al jazeera america" live from new york, i am morgan radford. roshy is here with the girl power that has everyone talking. ross, tell us more about this? >> you have to love it, morgan. remember the name, people, mone davis because she got game. at 13 years young, davis became just the 18th girl to play in the little league world series
and not only did she play. she dominated the boys from the first girl to throw a deplete game shutout in williamsport, pennsylvania: she was getting her groove on like you would not believe. gave up two hits while striking out eight batters and six scoreless innings of work as her philadelphia team blanked national 4-nothing. the big mone kept it under the 70 count limit which will allow her to pitch in the third game on tuesday. >> i had 57 pitches going in to the inning, and i knew i only had like eight pitches left. so i had to try to squeeze those eight pitches in action and i got them in. >> mone davis was the fourth american girl to play in the little league series but she has company because canada's he emma march is also playing, although emma didn't fare as well, she lost to mention but dig this. the third time in the 68 year history of the tournament that two girls are competing at the
same time. make no mistake, mone davis is the rock star. her instagram account skyrocketed to over 9,000 followers. she accepts being a role model for young girls although she thought she would be a basketball role model because her dream is to play point guard for the university of connecticut. are you listening? she has been hounded by the media. how was she handling all of the attention? >> not really. i can always say no. so that's like my special weapon for the media. it hasn't been a lot. >> she is armed with a dangerous fast ball as well as some media saavy. we are also keeping an eye on the jackie robinson team from chicago because they are the first all-african-american team, they delivered big time with a 12-2 victory over washington state. the opening match on thursday and the fans in chicago have been tuning in because their t.v. ratings on thursday night
were higher than chicago cubs and the chicago white sox combined great action all around by these young athletes male and female. >> i love it. speaking of females, missy mone says good on you, girl. appreciate it, ross you heard of dogs that round up sheep but how about on thers that round up fish? for over 100 years, fishermen in bangladesh have relied on, on thers to help them with their work. a story of this age-old tradition. >> this isn't an an ordinary fisherman. when he heads out on his boat, he takes a crew of on thers. thanks to the on thers, he doesn't have to wait around for the fish to bite. whether we put them in the water, they chase the fish. they chase the fish into our
nets. >> for generations, a number of hindu minority families in the district have trained the animals to help them fish. he says there is only about 100 fishing families in the area that practice the art. it's not an easy skill to master, he says, which is why it hasn't caught on more widely. those who know how to do it appreciate the advantages. >> i couldn't fish without on thers. my father and grandfather, this is how they taught me to fish. it would be really difficult for me now to fish without the on thers. >> but lately, fishing is something people do less and less. >> the number of fish in band la derb's rivers is dwindling fast. this isn't just the otter fishing at any rate threatened but the sur arrival of on thers. >> a poor haul en with the help of the hotters. they are expensive to raise and feed. as fish become harder to find thanks to pollution and over fishing it's hard for the men to come up with that money. >> i am earning money when i do this but it's not coming for
free. i have to spend money feeding and taking care of the on thers. say i make $150 in a month. taking care of the on the ter ends up costing about 50 to $60. on thers are an en dadangered pieces. with fishermen increasingly giving up their trade, the on theers' future looks bleaker. bangladesh. >> over the past 25 years, the number of families otter fishing has dropped from 500 to 150. speaking of animals, three circus lines were recognized by animal rights activists in peru. it's against the law to hold native or for theic animals in captivity. they hope the loops can live out their days in a colorado sanctuary. before we go, lisa quick chance with eboni dion. what's it looking like in the tropics there. >> it looks like things are starting to heat up. i am watching two tropical waves in the at lastic coming in just
off of the coast of africa right near cape bird. >> that's where we have our newest style that could possibly become a tropical depression. it's 95 l. it is making its way. unfortunately it looks like it's going to interact with some dry air. so that's its limit, the development. at least we are getting closer to the peak of the season. we will watch things in the days to come, tracking storms back into the midwest. morgan back to you. >> thank you, ebony. tomorrow morning on "al jazeera america," a deeper look at the indictment against rick perry. could those charges against him impact the republican race for president in 2016? that and many more political stories and our weekend politics segment that's again tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. right here. >> does it for this edition of sarpingsz. i am morgan radford rely from new york city. the latest on the battle against the islamic state group iraq coming up from our colleagues in doha. looking live at st. louis, the
[♪ music ] >> hedge, and welcome to the news hour. i'm stephen cole in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes the killing in iraq goes on. vowing not to back down anti-government protest necessary pakistan say they will continue to rally until the prime minister resigns. police in ferguson clash with protesters who have been demonstrating after a teenager was sho