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>> this is aljazeera america. live from new york city, i'm tony harris. israeli argument. benjamin netanyahu makes his case against the deal with iran. president obama says there's nothing new. pattern of discrimination. how the justice department describes practices, and the war on women the woman would not have died if she had not fought back.
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and we will have much more on benjamin netanyahu's speech just ahead. but we begin with a developing story out of missouri. there is word this evening of a scathing report from the justice department. it reportedly accuses ferguson police of unfairly targeting the city's black residents. the investigation followed the shooting death of teenager, michael brown last summer. we have been looking at the reports, and joining us from chicago this morning, usher. >> reporter: good evening tony, that's right. according to various media reports of the preliminary investigation, the department of justice, police officers routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city's black rents. and over the months, they have been looking at 35,000 pages of police records those involving traffic stops, as well as analyzing race date a. which indicated a pattern of
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excessive force and unjustified stops. for example, africans, who make up 75 of the population accounted for 85% of the traffic stops and where police used force. and black drivers were less likely to be in possession of any contraband like drugs. or guns, and it was reportedly, the city officials traded emails on theirents, making racist jokes about african-americans, and the full report has not been released. the city officials won't make a comment on the report until it's officially released tomorrow afternoon. but they have met with the doj officials today and also, we're hearing that in regards to the civil rights investigation to darren wilson, we have been hearing for weeks that perhaps there would not be
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charges in that case. >> what's the next step here? will the ferguson police be held accountable once the report is released, the accusations are made public? will there be accountability here? >> well, we know for a fact that the ferguson police department has been in contact with the doj. and they have been making recommendations for them, and training their officers, and changes to their court system as well. there are a number of recommendations that we expect in terms of how to remedy the situation, but again the doj says that if they're not in compliance, they could be fined and there are a number of things that could hop. changes or calls for resignations or a mediator that overseas the progress that the police department makes in light of the recommendations. >> what has been the response so far from politicians? >> well, we spoke to maria
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chapel, the state senator and she was shocked at the number of email jokes and that's something that indicated a racist mindset and she has been calling for the police chief to resign. that's something that she has done today. and typically in these situations, if you resign, it's going to send a message that if he doesn't resign to carry on the discrimination. so the resignation of the police chief who we spoke to a few weeks ago who said that he had no intention of resigning though his contract is coming in march. we'll see what he does about that. >> okay, usher in chicago thank you. and martin, a legal analyst from this particular part of missouri, and she joins us from los angeles. ar eva according to the report
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that we're citing here, the report from the doj finds this pattern and practice of stops and arrests of black for probable cause and force. and ariva, that's behavior from the 1960s and we're looking at the anniversary of selma montgomery alabama, 50 years this weekend, and jackson mississippi, and this is the kind of behavior from that decade. >> you're absolutely right tony and i wish i could tell that you this is an isolated incident, that ferguson is an abrasion, but as you know, i talked to my friends in st. louis, ferguson is not the worst. ferguson is not the worst. mrs. hazelwood and others who have similar patterns of racial
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discrimination against african-americans in terms of their policing and court systems. and what's so shocking to me about this report, though the residents will tell you they have known this for decades was the confirmation that the cities are being supported financially by these bogus finds and claims that are enacted against african-americans. >> do you get the sense that there are people in ferguson saying do you believe us now america? >> there are people making claims against the police department and justice department and court system for decades, and no one is listening, and it took the death of michael brown, an unarmed american teenager, for this to be an international issue, and really to get the attention of the department of justice >> so i think that the former mayor's name is fletcher, a former mayor of ferguson, said
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that there are just more blacks in ferguson, and more blacks who come from surrounding communities. and jennings, i think is one of those communities who shop in ferguson, and because that's the case, and there are just more blacks who are going to be arrested. >> tony, that's an absurd statement. and it shows how that community, the elected officials, the management of the police department, is unwilling to look at the racial adamant. the emails, they're talking about president obama, columbia train, the president of the united states, making jokes about him keeping the job because black men can't stay on jobs for four years. that's a clear bias against african-americans, and that's the attitude that caused the unnecessary unconstitutional stops and the fines and the arrests and the excessive force that we have seen in a city
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like ferguson >> so ar reeva, what is it that the doj and the ferguson officials will do about these findings? >> i think that we'll see essentially, an attempt between the police department and the department of justice for changes. suggestions of things that should occur from training to eliminating these fines for failure to appear some of these other bogus fines, and finally, a monitor to put into the police department to monitor what happens to make sure that all of the recommendations and all of the suggested changes by the department of justice are in fact carried out. so it's really like oversight. we can't trust that the police department is police itself, so the justice department is going to police it for us. >> didn't we get a report like this out of cleveland a few months ago. >> we have seen it with the cleveland police department, and with the albuquerque police
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department and new orleans police department. so we have seen eric holder be very aggressive respect to unconscionable police departments across the country. >> thank you areva and now to the day's other big story. benjamin netanyahu came out forcefully against talks with iran, and he called the negotiations a guaranteed path to an iranian nuclear weapon. mikemike viqueira, where does this leave the president. >> well, tony, the deal isn't done yet. and it may never be, but touching off a war of words between close allies. it was a remarkable scene. >> mr. speaker, the prime
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minister of israel. >> before a joint meeting of congress and despite outrage and warnings against the president, making a deal with the country's hated enemy. >> it would all but guarantee that irarn gets those weapons. lots of them. >> reporter: netanyahu said that the deal would give iran the ability to quickly develop the weapons and a ten-year sunset, after which iran would be free of any constraints. >> that's why this deal is so bad. itit paves iran's path to the bomb. >> reporter: at the white house, he said he was busy talking to european leaders about ukraine and didn't watch and instead he read the
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transcript. and he said that a deal would be the best way to keep iran in check. >> the prime minister didn't offer any alternatives. >> biden was in guatemala, but one democratic leader who was there, nancy pelosi, found the speech condescending, an insult to the united states, that left her saddened and concerned for bilateral ties. >> i love israel very much. and i value the importance of the relationship between israel and the united states. >> netanyahu also issued a veiled warning. if iran was not held in check by israel's allies, israel will take matters into its own hands. >> but i can guarantee this. the days when the jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies those days
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are over. >> that bellicose tone angered many. >> this prime minister has never seen a war that he didn't want our country it fight. >> this was fear mongery at its ultimate. >> and tony, the negotiations going on right now in switzerland and it's allies, they have set a counterpart this month for the talks but if there is a deal, the members of congress insist that they should have the right to turn it up, give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down, and they're going to be debating such a measure in the senate next week >> so the timing of the speech is already making waves in israel. in less than two weeks the voters there will be electing a new government. and net net's speech could
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affect the outcome from jerusalem. >> flurry a few camps. there's one camp that strongly supports the prime minister, that says that any opportunity an israeli leader is given to address u.s. lawmakers for a threat or perceived threat to israel, he should take it, but on the other side, you have those who are deeply critical of prime minister net net's appointment to the house of congress, and people saying that he's basically trying to score political points at the expense of israel's relationship with the united states. it's most powerful ally. but in the background of that, you also have those israelis who are somewhat indifferent to all of this noise that's coming out of washington about this speech. especially when you consider this election, which is going to be held at around two weeks time. if you look at the polling data, most voters are concerned
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about the economy. mr. net net of course is going to be talking about security, specifically about the threat that he perceives that iran could be. with any kind of deal that it doesn't ensure that iran doesn't, or is capable of enriching uranium at any stage. but these people, these voters, they want him to be looking at the economy something that net net has been accused of being weak at in the past. >> and the speech, the u.s. funds a big chunk of israel's military budget. ali velshi is here with more on that. >> despite the souring relationships within the israel and the white house they're doing just fine. the u.s. allocated $3.1 billion in military aid to israel for the fiscal year 2014.
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the same amount was requested for the fiscal year 2015, as part of an agreed $30 billion in military aid over technical years that was signed by president bush in 2007. israel uses that money to buy weapons systems from u.s. contractors and the u.s. gives them a supplemental military aid. and altogether, u.s. aid accounts for 20% of israel's total budget. and they offer $2 billion annually in loan guarantees, and the u.s. allows tax breaks for donations and investments in israel. that's worth 1 and a half billion dollars a year. so as you can see when prime minister net net says israel will defend itself, there's an asterisk with a lot of u.s. help. >> ali, what else are you working on tonight. >> we're focusing on this for
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the entire program. we're talking to a rabbi who for the israeli politics, we're talking the former defense minister danny and we're looking at the options of the deal that president netanyahu hinted at today and how it's playing in america. >> "real money" coming up tonight at 10:30 eastern, and 7:30 pacific here on aljazeera america. ali, appreciate it. the fight over funding homeland security is over this afternoon. the house approves a so-called clean funding for the department through september and lisa stark is with us from washington and this was a blow for republicans, who had hoped to tie the immigration issue to homeland security funding. >> absolutely, tony, only 75 republicans voted for homeland security and they were joined by it 80 democrats and that's
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why it passed. the senate republicans didn't want this clean bill. they wanted a bill to block the president from moving forward on his executive actions on immigration. but the senate is not going to have that. they had passed a clean bill, and they were not going to budge. and boehner told the republicans that they were going to have to move forward and pass the spending bill. that didn't make parts of his caucus happy, and they did not want to throw in the foul. >> i believe this is a sad day for america, and i believe that america deserves better. if we're not going to fight now, when are we going to fight? >> now after the vote, a very different message from democrats, because really, this was a big win for them, and a big win for president obama. >> this is a good day for america. the congress worked today. let us hope that we use this as an example for the congress tomorrow and the days thereafter. >> so the department of homeland security now gets at
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least $40 billion for this fiscal year, and you can imagine they're happy about that and also, congress avoids a government shut down. that's something that the house leaders and the senate wanted to avoid, and they are the party now that will get things done. and a government shut down, any part of a government shut down would not have done that. >> but i suspect that the fight isn't over. what do we know about the next steps in the president's immigration package? >> the fight is far from over. there will be moves on capitol hill to try to deal with this issue, but the big action is in the courts. because a texas judge has temporarily halted the president's ability to move forward on immigration. the white house has asked the judge to lift the stay while they appeal. but waiting to see what that judge will do. right now u. immigration is on hold because of action by the courts. tony. >> lisa stark for us, thank you.
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concerns over a lethal injection drug forced georgia to put other planned executions on hold. and plus, an email uproar, possible political fallout for hilliary clinton after reports revealed that she only used her personal email account while secretary of state.
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>> today the delay is out of an abundance of caution as it takes another look at the drugs used used for lethal injects. >> kelly convicted of murder for orchestrating a plot to kill her husband in 1997, was scheduled to die twice in the last week. the first attempt was put off by a winter storm. the second, on monday, postponed because of concerns over the drug to be used. >> at that time, the drug appeared cloudy. the department of corrections immediately consulted with the pharmacist. and out of an abundance of
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caution, her execution has been postponed. >> georgia uses a single injection of pento barbital. but an fda form of that drug is no longer available. so the state has ride on compound pharmacies to make the drug, and it has led to concerns about whether the drugs are contaminated or not potent enough to prevent the kind of excruciating pain that clayton locket apparently experienced during a botched execution last year. the only female prisoner on georgia's death row the reprieve was a relief for those who insist that she has turned her life around. >> i first came to know kelly through other women in the theology class that i taught. and they loved her and told stories about how she had touched them and saved their lives. >> lawyers petitioned the u.s. supreme court monday night for a stay. while in atlanta --
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>> there are 45,000 names. >> religious leaders delivered petitions asking georgia governor, nathan deal to spare her. >> this is on his hands. >> but deal's office said that he has no influence in the meantime, as georgia is one of the few states where an advisory group has soul discretion to grant clemency. >> in los angeles more public outcry today over the deadly police shooting of a homeless man. protesters rallied outside of lapd headquarters. the victim has been identified as a french national who spent time robbing a bank. he was killed on skid row. he reached for wasn't of their guns, and a former four star general has pled guilty to sharing material with his
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biographer and former mistress. binders full of classified information to paula broadwell. and that included information about his schedule and letters from president obama. he will instead pay a $40,000 finally. former secretary of state hilliary clinton, is facing an avalanche of criticism over using her email account as the country's top diplomat. this could have an impact on her presidential boost. >> even supporters are calling it a political jolt. mrs. clinton has exclusively used a personal email account to conduct all of her government business. the times reporter broke it. >> she didn't have a state department account. there was no hilliary clinton state department account.
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>> it requires emails like hers to be preserved. but the new york times said that the clinton staff took no action to save her emails as the act demands. it was only two months ago as part of a state department act to comply that clinton's advisers ruved tens reviewed tens of thousands of her emails, and decided which to turn over. the national archives and records association said that the email account from a high-level official is plainly in consistent with long-standing policies of the national archives. and the security experts said that emails are far more vulnerable to being hacked or stolen from a personal account than a protected government database. the story is particularly damaging because it reminds the
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political world of the most negative bill and hillary clinton stereotypes. that the rules don't apply to them that they're secretive and allegations that they rarely own up tole mistakes. on tuesday, they addressed the email controversy and said, both the letters and rules permitted the government officials to use the government email as long as the records were perceived. but that leads to what the definition of appreciate is. the republicans are having a field day. jeb bush said transparency matters, and unclassified hillary clinton emails should be released. and the republics have already produced a television ad charging that america can't trust clinton. >> can you give me one good reason why she would have done that? >> the aids are directly
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reporting the story in the days away. perhaps in a television interview. the idea to contain it, and keep it from spilling into her campaign announcement expected next month. david schuster aljazeera new york. >> benjamin netanyahu gives his much anticipated address before congress. >> i can only urge the leaders of the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past. >> why one former high ranking israeli diplomat says this was the wrong speech at the wrong venue. and plus, a jury is seated for the boston marathon trial
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>> opposition striking a deal with tehran. >> this deal has two major concessions. one, leaving iran with a vast nuclear program. and two, lifting the restrictions on that program in about a decade. that's why this deal is so bad. it doesn't block iran's path to the bomb, it paves iran's path to the bomb. >> the white house called the speech nothing new saying that netanyahu failed to give viable alternatives, and president obama said that any deal will be based on an interim agreement reached late last year. >> when we shaped that interim deal, president netanyahu made almost precisely the same speech about how bad that deal
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was going to be. and yet over a year later even as israeli intelligence officers, and in some cases members of the israeli government have to acknowledge that in fact, it has kept iran from further pursuing it's nuclear program. >> >> the former consult sven in new york, i asked him for his impressions of the speech. >> i think this is a speech, tony, that should have been delivered several times in the white house not to congress. this is a speech, this is a list a laundry list of valid points that mr. netanyahu made that should be discussed in the most intimate and credible way with the president of the united states. by failing to do so in the last two years in the last six actually but mr. net net
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resorted to go to the one place where he feels comfortable and that is congress. once he went to congress, he exposed his lack of communications with the decision maker on foreign policy, which is the president but he also made a case, again with some valid points, but failed to come up with an alternative and coherent plan. he made a speech that while many people in congress and listening to it or watching it may applaud and sympathize with, but he basically made a case for regime change in iran, rather than for a better deal on iran's nuclear program. and i think that because he did that, there will be less attention paid to the valid points that he did make in that speech. >> so ambassador, forgive me for the why questions but i need to get a sense of your real thinking on this.
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why was that speech delivered? why was a speech, that in your opinion, seemed to be calling for regime change? why? >> i think that the speech was made for three reasons. first and foremost is domestic israeli politics. two weeks before the elections scheduled for march 17th mr. netanyahu, and that's legitimate, by the way he sought to frame the debate and set the agenda, and turn the elections on the iran issue rather than socioeconomic and domestic policies and values. number two i think he was catering to the needs of republicans in congress, when trying to hit obama in the so-called, or purportly soft
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belly, foreign politics, and thirdly, he generally believes this is a bad deal, and he had to call the deal's bluff. >> mr. ambassador, what is the problem in this relationship between the president of the united states and the prime minister of israel? what is the fundamental problem here? >> . >> the fundamental problem tony these are two gentlemen who see the world in contrasting ways and they look at america's relative position in the world differently. mr. net net netanyahu is in a way a relic of the 80s fighting the soviet union and sees danger and i'm not saying that he's necessarily wrong but this is his state of wrong and his thinking about the issues.
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and mr. obama represents the kell list of voters that elected him in interstate and 2012, a coalition that is alienated and misunderstood by mr. netanyahu, who -- both of these gentlemen, coming from different out looks and backgrounds, kind of collide when it comes to figuring out what can be done. i watched as mr. netanyahu sees danger and his anxiety. and again, i'm not defending it, this is what he does, and mr. obama was very careful in how he projects america's power, and he's looking at the dynamic of change in the middle east differently. add to that a different
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personality type, and you have an almost unavoidable clash which has been lasting or going on for the better part of the last six years since 2009. >> mr. ambassador, always a pleasure. additionally, the iranian government called netanyahu's speech representative, but how are they concerned about the impact of the address. >> folks inside of iran, hardliners, may try to use this as an example of why the u.s. can't be trusted and why israel supposedly has a veto power over any deal. but i think that the negotiators have put their heads down, and are trying to get to a final deal, and hopefully won't let netanyahu's speech and the rousing applause from congress create the impression that the u.s. would back out of the deal. >> so see the rest of our
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interview at 9:00 p.m. the rest of the obama administration said that it rests on a deal that doesn't exist. the negotiation innings switzerland, iran will not agree it a ten-year freeze of its nuclear program and that's a major demand for president obama. the deadline for the long-term deal is the end of march. there are reports this evening that soldiers from chad have overtaken a strategic town in nigeria from boko haram. and they were fighting when a chaddian soldier was killed. and chad's army said that the town is no longer in boko haram control. witnesses said that hundreds died in the clash and 16,000 nigeriaians 3-d no cameroon in the fighting. saying good-bye to to boris men saw the critic gunned
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down and his detect won't silence him. >> patiently holding their offerings, the mourners waited in the long line. they came to the memorial service to honor a man who they viewed as a champion for a different russia. >> he was one of the best men in the country. it's such a shame to say good-bye. >> he was a wonderful man with great charisma and kindness. intelligent, active, a charming man. >> i came here because no one deserves to die like he did. it's outrageous. >> dignitaries representing all 28 countries of the european union came to central moscow. the former british prime minister suggested that his message will resonate even louder. >> if anyone believes that his words will be silenced, they
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made a very serious error. i think that his death will accelerate his message. >> the service finished with the mourners still queuing far up the road. those who managed to get in threw flowers at the coffin. heroes never die is what they were chanting. more people waited for the burial for the russian orthodox church before the coffin was lowered into the grave. interesting stories about russia's past and pretty, and stalin is buried here, and also people less popular with the russian state. the famous journalist shot dead in 2006. the politicians ukrainian
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girlfriend by his side when he was murdered, has flown back for three days of questioning from russian investigators. the investigators did not receive any complaints, either from her or her lawyers during her stay in moscow, and only today, after the necessary elements of the investigation until her presence is prepared, she left russia. >> for russia's opposition, this is potentially a pivotal moment. but it suggests that his cause is not as marginal as the kremlin would like to think. >> former nsa contractor, edward snowden would like to return home from the united states. snowden has been in russia, and negotiations are underway to let him come home. >> . >> we're doing everything possible now to solve this issue.
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there's a group of u.s. lawyers, and a group of german lawyers dealing with it on the russian side. >> snowden fakes espionage charges for leaking documents on the surveillance program. and he said that the leaks were designed to expose a violation of human rights. a jury has been seated in the boston bombing suspect dzhokar tsarnaev. the attack killed three and injured more than 200 others. and john is here. opening statements are tomorrow and what can we expect? >> that's right tony. the prosecution will sign a handwritten confession by dzhokar tsarnaev. and the defense will point to him and his much older brother tamerlan. it's a case that has inched forward for two years and now the jury is finally underway. it started on january 5th but hundreds of jurors.
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his schedule further interrupted by record snowfall that paralyzed the city this winter. a jury of 12, along with six alternates, will design the case against dzhokar tsarnaev, the younger of two brothers accused of planting the two bombs. >> no one watching or near the finish line knew what happened. but within seconds everyone knew that boston's iconic sporting event was under attack. three died that day. more than 260 people were injured. among them, edwards catapulted into a restaurant, injuring her left leg so severely, it had to be amputated. >> i was in such excruciating
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pain that my butt was on fire. packed with. >> that evening, shot and killed allegedly when the tsarnaevs tried to rob him of his gun. and they hijacked an suv. for 90 minutes he forced them to stay with them as they drove around the city. the car's owner escaped at a gas station and called the police. by tracking with gps they called the tsarnaev brothers in
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the boston suburb of watertown. both brothers were injured. 28-year-old tamerlan died. 19-year-old dzhokar tsarnaev escaped in the stolen suv. by friday morning watertown boston and surrounding neighborhoods were in lockdown. they found dzhokar tsarnaev in this winterrized boat in the backyard of a house. dzhokar, bleeding badly was arrested. and a note on the side said that the bombings were in retaliation for iraq and afghanistan. you hurt one of us, you hurt us all. in almost two years his lawyers worry a fair trial is not possible in boston. but they have lost every attempt to move in. so on wednesday, it gets underway. tsarnaev's plea, not guilty.
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>> and tony, the jury who will hear that case is made up of 8 men and 10 women who will decide on his guilt. if convicted a separate hearing will be taking place to determine if tsarnaev will be put to death. >> it is a startling trend. native american women are go missing at a higher rate than any other ethnic group. thousands of them have fallen victim over the past 35 years and america tonight went to seattle to investigate. >> i sure miss my girl. >> it was on october 5th when charles last saw his daughter, misty alive. the 32-year-old native american actress, at the height of her career, having recently starred alongside of meryl streep in august but there was a dark
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side to misty not many outside of her family knew about it. >> she would use alcohol and have these psychotic episodes. >> misty's father said that she was behaving strangely on the day she went missing. charles said that his daughter was drinking heavily in her home outside of seattle. with misty upset she needed medication for her anxiety charles called the police for help. >> she said don't worry about me. >> the cycle would repeat itself. misty lashing out him calling the police, a brief hospital stay, only this time, things were different. >> i kept saying, she needs to be in the hospital. >> did auburn police do everything that they could to locate misty? >> within reason yes. >> commander, mike herman, with
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the auburn police department said that the police didn't launch a full-fledged search for missty, because her disappearance hadn't met the criteria for the missing person advisory. >> she had some depression, and may have been drinking at the time. >> misty's death is a high-profile example of an larging trend. native american women are murdered or go missing than any higher ethnic group. on some reservations, they are murdered at a ten times higher rate than average. for some that didn't consider her disappearance suspicious, charles turned to family and friends, and it was volunteers who discovered mitzi's body at the bottom of a 150-foot embankment nearby, days after she went missing. >> i was fortunate that i found
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my daughter, whereas so many families out there they don't. it really needs to be addressed. and this was one of the things that misty wanted to do was be a voice and now she has become one of the voices. >> where does the investigation stand. >> right now they're about it wrap it up. and we're told that they should have a final answer, if you will, in the next week or so. >> what is the reason behind the high rate of missing and murdered native american women? >> the people we spoke to, basically, this was a historical problem. i have native american women pushed aside all the way back to the years of christopher columbus, and fast forward, you have people literally at the bottom of the food chain and people living in areas where there's not a lot of resources and not a lot of population, so
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who is paying attention. >> just because that's the way it has been doesn't mean that it can't change. what's being done to improve the situation. >> you have these groups trying to raise awareness. people coming from the doj saying that we have a problem and we need to do something about it. but there's no systematic plan to take care of this. >> i can't wait to see the rest of the reports. we appreciate having you here, and you can watch the rest of her report tonight. thank you. sex crimes are common in india and too often the victim is blamed. the controversial words one convicted rapist speaking out from prison. that's next.
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>> india is banning tv stations
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from airing a new documentary about a brutal rape, and one of the men convicted in 2012 said that the victim would still be alive if she had not fought back. more in part of our series, the war on women continues. roxanne. >> reporter: tony, the order comes after a national tv showed scenes of the film, india's daughter. one of the convicts said that women are to blame for rape more than men. his comments in the new documentary are sparking outrage. on december 12th, at 8:30 p.m., a 23-year-old many was on her way home. home with a friend. they then boarded a bus where five men and a 17-year-old boy took turns raping the student. and they then threw her onto the street. she died 13 days later.
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[ chanting ] the gang rape set off protests across india. and now even more outrage. in a new documentary, the bus driver sacks from prison, blaming the victim. he said a decent girl won't roam around at night. a girl is more responsible for rape than a boy. she should just be silent and allow the rape. >> a decent girl won't roam around after 6:30 or 7:30 in the evening with any known person. she should go outside. but she should go with family members. >> after indian tv broadcast some of the film's clips a court ordered tv stations not to show the documentary. one said that a convict
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shouldn't be allowed to air his views. but british filmmaker said that the ban is an assault on free expression. >> the protests would be reignited by an impassioned film that shows that gender inequality is alive and well here. well, it is globally. >> the protests after prev, the government toughened rape laws, but critics say that the reforms didn't go long enough. anding youins said that the problems is in deeply ingrained attitudes. >> it's extremely and frighteningly widespread. and i think that gender inequality is the disease and not the rapists. >> she said that they had government permission to speak to them in prison. tony, four men are on death row
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for that rape. and one woman is raped every 20 minutes. >> it's a huge problem in india. and i remember that so well. a and it was all about the reporting coming out. what does the director have to say to you about this? the reaction to it. >> well, she said that she showed the film in private screenings in india and people are shocked and they want to know how to help. >> i know there's a push to get greater legislation and some of that has passed. but clearly when you hear attitudes like this being expressed in the report, there's a long way to go to changing and modifying attitudes. >> she says that it really starts in society. that people have to be educated about women's rights. both the women and the men and she's law firming a campaign this weekend. and it's going to be india
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the case, challenging the government's right to grant subsidies to millions of americans, and how these types of big cases are pout together. and also tonight iran says that it's nuclear program is only designed for peaceful purposes but the international atomic energy agency doesn't have the confirmation for that. and we'll look at the facts. celebrating the world of star wars. in a country far far away, hundreds gathered for a dance festival. we're going to talk to a photographer who captured the image of excite excitement. all of that in a few minutes >> thank you. thousands of people in chile are out of their homes this evening. they had to be evacuated when one of the country's most active volcanoes erupted. it sits above a population of 22,000 people. and 3500 of them had to be moved to safety.
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