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n you are in the cemetery. >> reporter: this dream is still alive. the orca upright, pumped dry. they may be back with a better stronger sea lion controlled vessel i'm mary snow in new york, the news continues with del walters. >> i'm del walters in new york here is a look at what is coming up at the trial time news cast at the top of the hour. migrants rescued off the coast of italy, 50,000 this year alone. also - saying farewell. president obama among friends and family paying tribute to byten's son bow. dying at the age of 76. >> a deeper look at what may be behind a trend. >> here it is the 37 year wait is over. american pharaoh is finally the
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one. american pharaoh as won the triple crown. >> history is made. american pharaoh becoming the first trip of crown winner in 40 years we begin with a rescue off the coast of italy. over the past 24 hours, more than 3,000 migrants have been pulled from the water, most trying to get there in wooden boats. they were trying to make their way from morne africa to italy, bringing the number of rescues to nearly 50,000. we go to lampedusa italy. >> reporter: the 15 rescue operations carried out on saturday are over. we know that the migrants were found in nine different wooden fishing boats and in those usually we have people on top,
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and below deck next to the engine, and then there were more found in six different rubber dinghies and those are the ones who are more at risk of capsizing, or drowning. some more ships are heading towards the area of the southern mediterranean, an area that is now under e.u. mission called the triton mission. they are heading there because they could very well be more rescue operations in the hours or days to come. it's usually on weekends that there's an uptake in the number of boats leaving the coast. when i was in libya i was told it's because when the libyan £starts on -- weekend starts an thursday to sunday morning, there's less people on the streets, it's easier for the traffickers to transport a large number of migrants to the empty beaches from where they leave from. if we compare the numbers of this year to last year at this
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time there's an increase of 30% of migrants. there's an estimated 1 million waiting in libya to make the crossing. these arrivals are an indication that it could be a busy summer for the ships patrolling the mediterranean libya says it carried out a separate migrant rescue the coast guard saying it intercepted coaches carrying 150er it rayans. -- 15 eritreans. many say they were in danger of drowning, and were tape to tripoli -- taken to tripoli now the pain of losing a son and the words meant to comfort. >> he did in 46 years what most couldn't do in 146. a touching tribute for beau biden. >> reporter: more than 1,000 mourners filling a church in wilmington delaware trying to
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say goodbye to beau biden, if you can do that. the former attorney-general and son of joe biden dying of brain cancer. he was 46 years old. >> we are here to grieve with you, but more importantly we are here because we love you. ♪ amazing grace ♪ ♪ how sweet the sound ...♪ >> reporter: president obama and first lady michelle were among those that came to pay their respects to beau biden. they were joined by some of the biggest names in american politics. bill and hillary clinton, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, harry reid, nancy pelosi and most of the cabinet. >> there's no secret a lot of what made beau biden the way he was was how much he admired and loved his dad. he studied law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. he chased public service, like his dad.
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believing it to be a noble and important pursuit. >> reporter: general ray odiando was the u.s. commanding general in iraq when beau biden served there as an officer. >> beau biden's character was genuine. he had a natural charisma that few possess. people willingly wanted to follow him, completely trusted his judgment and believed in him. ♪ still my heart ...♪ >> reporter: biden was also remembered with music. chris martin of the band coldplay volunteered to perform after hearing that beau biden was a fan. >> i pray for all of us. >> reporter: this is not the first time tragedy struck the joe biden family. his first wife amelia and daughter naomi were killed in a car accident in 1972. beau biden and brother hunter survived. hunter remembered beau biden as a loving brother who looked out for his family. >> to me my brother is not
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defined by his extraordinary resume. he's defined by the quality of his character. the boy, the man who always held you close, the one who always made you feel safe, the one who always made you feel braver than you might have been joe biden was a family man, leaving behind his wife hayley and two children natalie and hunter more than 22 touz police officers have been deployed to the german city hosting the g7 summit. they are clashing with protesters. officers ponding with pepper spray when a crowd tried to break through a barrier. up to 4,000 protesters are in
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the city ahead of the g7. several were taken to the hospital adding about 30 suffered injuries. dominik kane is in germany with a look at what to expect when the g7 meets. >> nestling in the mountains, this man is seen as a retreat for germany's wealthiest for the next few days hl host the leaders -- it will host the leaders of 7 of the world's prisonest countries, protected by police and military personnel, the g7 will discuss several flashpoint notably the conflict in ukraine. in recent weeks the fighting intensified. particularly near donetsk. this summit is the second such that russia has been excluded from. the g7 group says russia's role in ukraine makes a meaningful discussion impossible. one leading commentators says excluding russia is a serious
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strategic error. >> the situation is getting from bad to worse, it's dangerous, indeed. the russians seem to have started these days a serious offensive, and i really mean the russians. it's not the donetsk people wild men with cossack uniforms. nothing would happen there without the pushing of the crellin. >> the continuing threat of the islamic state is high on the g7 agenda. the group advanced further into iraq in recent months. the u.s. president obama is hoping to hold a series of meetings about i.s.i.l. on the fridge js of the summit. >> there's no joint way to deal with i.s.i.l. politically what strategy do we have for syria. >> reporter: as host of the g7 summit german chancellor angela merkel is hoping to find
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agreement with other leaders on issues such as climate change and the fight against ebola, but some campaign groups say this represents a missed opportunity. the n.g.o. world vision says lowering infant mortality should be a high priority. >> we have an opportunity to get to zero on preventible deaths, this is a real possibility, it's not just a pipe dream. >> g7 leaders can be catalytic, they can start the progress. that's what we are hoping to see. there are the thousands of protesters who promised to disrupt the proceedings as much as they can. authorities put on a show of force to proven them, with the hope that agreement on the issues is what the g7 summit is remembering for
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in tex coe close to 40,000 security forces have been deployed ahead of midterm elections. they moved south to save an election overshadowed by violence and protest. a candidate shot to death, and now a teachers union is threatening to block it always. adam raney is in mexico president peno nieto won office promising to reform mexico. so far people have seen little of either. despite reforms in education and sectors like telecommunications poverty is deep rooted. massacres involving security forces and corruption scandals made him the most unpopular president. against the backdrop mid term elections, a referendum on the president. it's the first time independent candidates have been allowed to run. results could show that parties
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have lost a strangle hold on the electorate. >> if the lelent rate sends a -- electorate sends a message that the site is set up for corruption, it would do wonders for the economy. >> reporter: mexico has success stories, and in some states business are good, plants pump out product for export main to the united states. >> the northern border state has been one of the main economic engines in mexico but business leaders say the country never met its full potential and hope that after the election consensus can be reached that will push the economy forward. this plant's owner says reformer not enough. >> we need to make sure some big structure reforms really become value. and we need... >> are enacted. >> implement them, and create valued out of the forms, it's not enough to change the law.
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>> they point to the ruling p.r. i parties and the allies winning the most seats in congress. if independent man beats the candidate. it could lead to a weakening of pena nieto's collision. >> the elections will not decide whether peno nieto stays or full. falls, but may give pointers for the second half of the term. >> reporter: campaigning has not been without violence. eight candidates have been killed. dozens attacked, and there's a movement led by ballot burping teachers calling for a boycott of elections, if the government is unable to hold the election in parts of the country it will be seen as a failure, a failure that peno nieto and his party can do without.
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campaigning is windowing down. the ruling party will get a two third majority, allowing the party to be changed. most suggest that will not happen. the three largest coalition parties are against the move. one of those is a pro-kurdish party, and al jazeera asked steven lara bee, a scholar of european security about turkey's tensions with the kurdish party. what is fair to say, and what is the situation in reality is that as you said, the kurd are acting essentially as the ground troops for the western advance to the united states. this is giving them an enormous credibility, which will keep them in good stead in the next few years.
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people will remember when they think about the kurds, that the kurds were the ones willing to fight i.s.i.s., and fight for the ideals that the western coalition is fighting for the united nations announcing that they'll hold peace talks on june 14th between the warring parties in yemen. the fighting continues. houthi militias launching a first ballistic missile in two months of war. the scud missile shot down by a saudi battery. the houthi militia bombed since march 26th, for trying to bring the president back to power 65,000 turning out to see pope francis in bosnia the pontiff stressing unity and peace for a country that is still struggling. pope francis arrived at sarajevo's olympic stadium to a roar of approval.
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catholics from across the balkans joining bosnian crow croats in a call for peace and harmony. so a serb choir sang, a thrown was given to him by a muslim carpenter. given the symbolism it carries significance. >> translation: war means women, children, in camps, displaced people. it means destroyed house, streets and factories. above all, countless shattered lives. you know this well, having experienced it here, how much suffering, destruction and pain. >> in the town of travnic, this couple had good reason to reflect on the importance of the papal visit. he is a muslim. during the war he was put in a croat military camp and forced to dig trenches for the soldiers
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in the hills around the town as they attacked the muslim majority here. yet his marriage to its croat wife did not fail. it's a love story across the ethnic divide that would make the pope's heart burst with joy. >> translation: we gained strength from staying together during the war. today we live happily together despite our ethnic difference. >> translation: all the people from bosnia is thrilled with the pope coming to visit. his message of peace will make it better. >> reporter: he is president of a local association for hundreds of survivors of the war camps, the only one catering for all ethnic groups. look at the condition. they have not received a penny from any government. >> reporter: bosnia's ethic
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divisions hold the country back. there's three presidents, a serb, a croat and a bosniak muslim. there's sill segregation. inside parts of the education system, and some serb and croat politicians want greater autonomy for their own communities. for all of that many say they are ready for greater and greater reconciliations. the question really is whether their politicians have caught up with them. bosnia's three presidents echoing the call for greater understanding. there'll be more of this next month when the former u.s. president clinton comes here to mark the 20th anniversary of the srebrenica massacre. in places like this, you would never know there'd ever been a war, and children not born when it ended has a chance to build on what has been accomplished. it will not be easy, the forces of political division have not gone away. here in the u.s. two convicted murderers are on the loose, managing to escape from a
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maximum security prison near the canadian border. they drilled holes in the walls, and made their way out through plumbing tunnels. the pair discovered missing during a bed count. authorities are looking for 34-year-old david sweat serving a life sentence for killing a sheriff's deputy and a 38-year-old man that kidnapped a man and beat him to death. they least sweat shirt hoodies in their bed colorado seeing a rash of tornados this week. home owners were digging out from thunder storms, producing hail in and around thursday. the tornado season got off to a slow start. boy did it catch up. >> june is active as well. in some locations they saw hail 3 feet high that's how deep it was yesterday, how bad the storms were. >> we are watching the same area. i want to go back to yesterday
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and show you where the thunder storms are across colorado and kansas. >> we have seen one tornado reported here across much of the same region, the activity will be more later. we'll watch it carefully. the watches and the warnings are out now. you see across the eastern parts of colorado kansas nebraska and south dakota. we are watching this in the next 2-3 hours. that's when things will get more active. tomorrow the threat moves here to the east. we are talking about a still canas canas, and into parts of indiana. we'll look at that in the next couple of hours. we are looking at a hurricane making its way to the north. it's going into cooler waters. we think it will be making landfall in parts of baha california. the remnants make its way to the north as a throughical storm -- tropical storm and depression.
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as we begin the week a lot of rain is hitting there kabul was slammed a year ago. >> yes, and the track is towards the west. they'll get out of the worst part of it. >> new york baltimore, philadelphia, chicago, the list goes on and on there's a crime search happening in a lot of american cities. what is causing it. we'll take a deeper look next. and the battled leader of trinidad and tobago jack warner calling in the media for a meeting, but he was not forthcoming with his answers. it took almost 40 years to get there, a horse race with a jaw-dropping ending. a triple crown winner ahead.
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it is saturday night, and time to take a deeper look at the surge in crime we see across the country. major cities see shootings and homicides sky rocket. that is saying the least. it causes concern following a
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drop in violent crime over the last two decades. we begin with courtney kealy here in new york. >> reporter: baltimore had its most violent month in 40 years. chicago saw 12 homicides over the memorial day weekend. crime has risen 20% in new york compared to 2014. >> this is all hands on deck. all hands, every single resource every single body every single personnel on the streets of baltimore. >> reporter: the 43 killings in baltimore in may followed the death of freddie gray triggering peaceful protests but also riots. in chicago many point to the flow of guns from other states as a factor. in new york there has been 135 homicides through the end of may, up from 113 in the same period last year. there has been obviously an uptick in homicides and shootings. it's something that we take very very seriously, something
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that we are addressing right now. >> the mayor is under fire for eliminating stop and frisk as a tactic for fighting crime. >> a lot of folks want stop and frisk and want it in a manner that shows respect. >> reporter: tony is a community advocate and some tough neighbourhoods. do you feel that he is out of touch? >> totally. they have a mentality of approaching it from a hipster liberals stand point. >> we are struggling with home sides and shootings. >> much of the violence comes from gang on gang violence and high crime neighbourhoods. >> people tell me they have different opinions about policing. many agree on one thing. they'd like better integration of the police force into the community. >> when it comes to stop and risk. it doesn't stoop violence. it doesn't suppress it, it doesn't make it go away. because you come to people and
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arrest them and lock them up ask them for i.d. it doesn't change anything. this has always been like this. if they had 20,000 police they wouldn't stop it. >> local residents point to the lack of opportunity as the main reason for the prevalence of gangs. >> it's been a tough neighbourhood, but is it tough because of lack of programming or money coming down, all the way down to the people that need it? >> 330 more police officers will spend the summer months when crime spikes the highest, patrolling new york city streets. it is worth noting that the murder rate among the 15 largest cities in the u.s. is down. homicides are up in new york. consider that in 2014 there were 328 killings. in 1990 there were more than 2200. and that is new york. chicago also seeing a rise in
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its crime rate shootings and homicides up drastically. city leaders are looking at major steps to end the violence there. ashar quraishi has more from chicago. >> reporter: just a snapshot of how fast and furious violence can hit the windy city. saturday night, may 23rd, '12:. 20am two males left in crit cap condition. an hour later, 1:28am a mother and son shot in their car. the same night, 2:24am, one person shot multiple times in the chest. c.p.r. administered. the victim unresponsive. three shootings in two hours. all told by the end of the memorial day weekend, a dozen killed 40 wounded in the troubled south and west side. the mayhem erupted days after a
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second inauguration speech was used to spotlight on young chicago and lost to violence. >> when young men and women join gangs, we as a city must and can do better. when young men and women turn lives of crime for hope we as a city must and can do better. when prison is a place we send young boys to become men, we as a city must and can do better. >> last week cook county commissioner introduced a 7 point plan to address the violence. the controversial centre piece, charge shooters with domestic terrorism. legal experts say bringing domestic terrorism to shooting suspects would be pointless. >> it doesn't fit in with the notion of domestic terrorism. we have all the crimes on the books that we need in order to investigate and put away individuals who create the mayhem last july we bet up with tonya birch.
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since 2009 she has been searching for the killer of her 19-year-old son deon thea smith. he was gunned down outside a party. little has changed since we last met a year ago. a no-snitch code of silence permeates the community. witnesses refuse to come forward. the case is unsolved and her pain is raw. >> getting up he's not here. trying to make it through a day. thinking n i wonder if someone -- thinking about i wonder if someone will say this is what happened to my son. >> reporter: as the weather heats up. officials brace for another deadly season. officials point to a steady stream of guns on the street that are core to the problem. they recovered around 7,000. it's what turns fight into murder investigations. joining us to take a deeper look at the crime surge is glen martin. he is a founder of just
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leadership u.s.a. and from los angeles, a former l.a.p.d. police chief, an assistant chief and then the deputy chief during the rode king incident. we appreciate your type of. i begin with you, you say by the time cops are aware of violent crime, they are responding to a mess. it's like saying doctors are responsible for cancer. explain. >> you know we life in a country where we are all too willing to mobilize law enforcement resources in response to crime. the truth is that public safety is not all about law enforcement, right. communities that are experiencing high crime want police officers, but they want public safety, and that is about education, employment, housing, health care those opportunities are the things that exist in other communities so the crime stays low. >> you have been a cop for 38 years, i've been a journalist for that same amount of time. over and over when we talk about
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surges in crime, we hear people say that until you fix the economics, the problem will exist. is it that you say the same thing over and over or they are not listening? >> i don't think people are listening. i think if you look over the last 20 years, and earlier, you commented that there was 2700 homicides in new york and this year it's under 200 for the first six months in los angeles. 20 years ago we averaged 11-1200 homicides. now it's under 300. the issue is has any of that success translated into moving resources to the very things that people on the street are talking about. are there no jobs is there less poverty, is there less programs, is there a larger budget. are the libraries broke. what is going on during the period of reduction in crime. and i hope no one ever thought that as crime dropped for the last 20 years, that is was going
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to go to zero. that is totally something that is not - something that you can rely on, and it will never go to zero and you can have spikes and valleys throughout addressing crime from year to year. >> you say any time you can fossilize something about a reduction or increase in crime into a single sound byte you made it more simplistic than it should be. what should we be looking at? >> the issue is we do love sound bites and people getting news within the first 10 seconds of a news story. few people read the full dynamics of the story in the newspaper, but i think there's a lot of things that could be done as we look at the issue of crime dropping. is there as much emphasis by the media to find out now are you changing directions in your city to fund things that are fundamentally important to the community. when we hear people in ferguson
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hear people in baltimore, what were they talking about. the number one issue was poverty, no jobs. you hear people talking about programs that we are going to go out and make public. after you make friends with them if you can't offer them a job to sustain themselves and their family what options do you leave them. >> you maintain that getting tough on crime leads to jentrified neighbourhoods. i want to push back on that. that carries an assumption that cops arrest blacks hispanics and other minorities is that what you are trying to say? >> if you look at the trend, we found that there has been a bunch of heavy-handed policing around the country, whether it's broken windows for bloomberg stop and frisk in new york where 800,000 are stopped. the majority young people of colour and the majority incident. then we had this reduction in crime, and this increase in public safety and everyone made a correlation between those two things. i argue that there is no
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evidence showing that there's a correlation. what did happen is we concentrated poor people into communicate xris. there are communities that did not benefit from the reduction in crime. new york crime rate down to rates of 1960s, violent crime rates, and there are communities like east new york and brownsville suffering from homicide and other crimes. we decided that to make space for some wealthier new yorkers in certain communities, that we push poorer people. this happened across the country in some major cities we are talking about. >> you are an african american, and you have been in law enforcement. is there a difference in the way that police see an african american male, an hist panic male and a white male. with very talking about white and black cops and hispanics. >> first of all, i think the officers are officers. they'll be reacting to the training they have to the neighbourhoods they have. the unfortunate issue when you
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reach into a community and take a little idea about what may be happening, what you are losing is the larger perspective. when you look at minority communities most often, and i'm stereotyping you are dealing with a higher crime rate and guns and all the things that police officers are frightened about as to their own safety. and other communities that are wealthier, which may or may not be majority may not have the same level of violence. >> does that mean the answer may be yes. >> you are dealing with communities and the ills driven by poverty than race. let's talk about the issue of the blue from you. when the protest stopped in baltimore, violence continued, there has been a sharp rise in the number of murders, having some asking whether the police fear for their own safety, and are turning their backs on
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crime. adam may continues the coverage. >> a 31-year-old woman and a 7-year-old son, are two latest victims in murders and shootings sweeping across baltimore. both shot in the head. an unimaginable crime, unless you are steven tabling. >> i have seen horrible murders. you wonder how can people do this to one another. >> reporter: this retired baltimore city lieutenant was a top homicide investigators, he is friends with many in uniform, and assess the police department -- says the police department and city's residents are in trouble. the last few weeks have been the deadliest since 1996. >> what do you think is happening in the city? >> what i think is happening now is i think police are not being aggressive because they are afraid of being arrested. if they make a mistake, they are afraid they'll be charged.
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the spike in crime comes a month after the death of freddie gray a low level drug offender who dude in police custody. [ chanting ] >> reporter: peaceful protests eventually turned to riots. hundreds of businesses damaged, dozens of officers hurt by demonstrators. days later six officers were arrested. charged in connection with freddie gray's death. >> i'm hearing reports that a number of officers right now are retiring. >> yes. >> and leaving the police department. why? >> well because they are afraid they will not be backed when they do their job. >> on the other hand baltimore protesters express frustration of after years of an aggressive policing style known as zero tolerance. in the 2000s, arrest rates skyrocketed as police conducted random stop and frisk search in
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crime infested neighbourhoods. on top of pressure for numbers, the retired professor blames police training for the distrust between police and baltimore citizens. until a few years ago tabling worked at the academy. >> if they better understood the law, they'd make better arrests and evaluate situations instead of acting out of frustration. >> reporter: pressure to produce arrest numbers overly aggress you've policing, poor legal training - a bad recipe according to tabling, decades in the making. leading to baltimore today. sky rocketing crime and a police department demoralized. >> i always told recruits you are getting. >> a thankless job. if you think someone will pat you on the bat back, you better thing again chief parks do police turn their backs when the camera is
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turned on them. and do most officers believe that they are there to serve and protect the people in some of those neighbourhoods we are talking about? >> i think the majority and a large percentage believe they are there to serve the public. what we have a tendency to do is we was of app incident in ferguson and baltimore, we came up with a situation where we are not going to work if you keep an eye on us. if you hire a police officer, and allow a police officer to take a life or liberty, and the response if you scrutinise me i'm going work. i don't think it's a formula for success, and it's a small percentage of people looking to be apologist for their actions. >> are you saying when the officers find themselves video taped on cellphones and the
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nationwide, i guess, torrent of criticism coming from ferguson eric garner, that they are not thinking twice. >> if you operate by a practice of doing legal police work you have no record for a camera because you do legal police work. if you are in the street doing things you shouldn't do, and you are concerned about who has a camera the key is back in the rodney king incident was an issue where people were forewarped that you are security notified. it you have not learnt that lesson between then and now, it's a sorry state of affairs. i think when someone mentions earlier, the training in a lot of the police department is grade a. the issue is how it's applied in the field, and how this retraining occurred, and what is supervision doing when they sea people stray from what is being
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taught as relates to positive and legal police work. glen martin on the issue of blue flu. cops refusing to make an arrest because of baltimore and eric garner will a good stop stop making arrests. >> my brother is a u.s. marshal. cops that are out there doing constitutional policing will do what they continue to do and make the correct arrests. we have to be careful not to conflate legitimate peaceful protests with criminality, and that is my concern, that the suggestion here is that the communities that have historically been the subject of state violence are part of you are not going to get police officers or you are going to deal with misbehaviour. i don't think you should have to choose. you fired 135 police officers during your tenure how do we interpret that. were they bad cops if they were bad, what percentage are batted
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cops, you talked about the bad cops, hum infiltrate? >> it's a misnomor for people to bhoef the police is anything other than what is represented in the community. whatever is in the community is in the police department. the same concerns. you test them, weed people out. you do not have 100% success rate. i found it's a small number of officers involved in criminal behaviour, very small number dealing with administrative cases that are serious, but i found that often it's the repeat offender that just seems to get through the system and has another opportunity, they are the ones that give a larger 90-plus per cent of the officers giving the department a bad name and wrap. if we dealt with the incidents of a small number of people making it clear their behaviour was unacceptable you would find
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the 90 plus per cent would flourish it was 90" doing their job. they don't challenge the way they do their job, they are doing it properly a lot of tough talk going on now. is it that they are the rite voices to listen to or the loudest? >> i think if we respond it's the equivalent of seeing the stock market going up and down and suggesting pattern. i don't think we are in a place where we know we are seeing a true spike in violent crime, if you look at the 15 largest cities murder is down. i think we need to hold on and think about how to invest in the communities for long-term public safety. >> glen martin and bernard parks - former la police chief - joining us from los angeles. thank you both for taking a deeper look. next - louisiana lawmakers are taking action to ease a
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burden on rape victims. the state is going to pick up the medical bills. why activists say the move is a long time coming.
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things are changing in louisiana when it comes to who pays for rape kits. it used to be survivors paying thousands of dollars despite a law to the contrary. on tuesday lawmakers changed that in louisiana. jonathan martin has the fore. >> reporter: after the trauma of being robbed and sexually assaulted in her home six months ago. >> two boys thought it would be a fun time to come in, have their way with me. >> alexandra felt victimized again, where she started to receive hospital bills related to her hospital exam. >> the process was ridiculous. i had to be charged for my rape. i had multiple bills. i received a bill for $1,000 from the ambulance ride to get
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to the university hospital. she is one of several sexual assault survivors who shared their stories in front of louisiana lawmakers. >> this huge stack are my rape bills. tuesday the state legislator passed measures ending the practice of hospitals billing rape victims. in most states the state never sees a bill. they are covered by state or law enforcement. in louisiana it was locality. marie claire landry runs the family justice center and says louisiana will be in line with a federal violence against women's act, in place to prevent victims bearing the expense for rape exams. >> this gives us a statewide protocol. >> it requires hospitals to develop state-approved plans to respond to victims, and stops insurance companies.
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it provides funding to reimburse hospital and victims no longer have to file a police report to be covered. >> many of the victims are young and aged. they may be college students they don't want to report to their parents. that's lot of different circumstances, and a lot of emotional turmoil that victims are going through from the trauma. >> we can start to help the women. >> two teens have been arrested and charged with assaulting still son. she is fresh into the process of healing, she said seeing the new law approved is helping with the process. >> renewing my faith in humankind and the state of louisiana, that they do have - they are trying to make a difference. they see that things are wrong the violence against women act of 2005 prohibits sexual assaults from being billed. medical coverage for survivors vary state by state.
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a 2012 study found when it comes to rape 15 states pay pore the tests for -- pay for the tests for sexually transmitted detections. 15 states cover medications described during forensic exams, and five out of 50 states pay for treatment from injuries caused by the attack. the vice president of a board that served justice and an activist on the issue of sexual assaults. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> if it's a federal law, why does it vary from state to state. >> violence against winnens act, when they wrote the law, they didn't cover everything. they said everyone cross the country has to cover the exam, not the affiliated cost or procedures or medication. while the exam itself and determining whether the person was assaulted or not. and the interview, those things are covered. everything else like h.i.v. pregnancy is not covered. >> this goes into the category
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of a no-brainer anyone looking at the violence against women understands that this is what should have been covered. is it that most states want to do this or they don't want to do it? >> i think it reflects how much we care about sexual assault in our country, and how far we have to go that we are not thinking about the costs. people literally have to pay. legislation should have covered everything, if we don't have the right people advocating, we'll have situations like this happening. >> when you say the right people, would that be men. if the majority of victims were men, would it make a difference or do you believe most of the state legislators see it as a women's issue. >> we need to stop seeing it as a woman's issue, it's not just women who are survivors of sexual assault. if we see it as a gender divide we will not take it seriously.
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it effects all of us. >> what happens when a woman can't afford the thousands it takes to process a crime. >> if they have been sexual sli assaulted and there'll be a huge bill they will not get the exam done. if they did want the justice, the person that assaulted them is out in the world and able to do it again to someone else. >> do you think most women realise that they have to pay to have their rape kit processed? >> absolutely not. you would think it's commonsense. this is crimes that happened to me. i had nothing to do with it. i am a victim i shouldn't have to pay for being victimized. >> we should point out getting the rape kit is one thing, getting results tested is another. >> exactly. the tests for some reason are not seen as part of the exam. this person goes through 6 however invasive traumatising exam after being traumatized already. and they get all the tests and
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sti results, whether and also you know h.i.v. all the things are tested for. >> what is the worse thing someone said to you. what is the force thing. this is a society problem. not just a women's problem. >> one one do we pick or do we think people like to blame the victim. >> that's why often we have the parriers to having the barriers to having the proper care. it's their fault, it's the price of being a woman. it's not true. we shouldn't think that rape is inevitable. part of that presence is through, you know getting the collection kits available to anyone that wants a habit. >> the vice president of the board that served justice. >> bell be right
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today irish officials releasing the details of a $5.5 million, given to them by f.i.f.a. for dropping a protest. there are allegations that germany sent rocket-propelled grenades to saudi arabia for its vote for germany to host the world cup. and dick pound that vetted the salt lake city bid says the corruption in f.i.f.a. is more deeply rooted than the ooc committee. the world cup is under way in canada. china and canada starting tonight in edmonton.
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and team u.s.a. not taking the field until monday facing off with australia in winnipeg. former f.i.f.a. official jack warner continues to defend himself against allegations of corruption. jack warner a member of trinidad's parliament blames it on political rivalry. he is ready to spill the beans about what he knows about f.i.f.a.'s wrongdoing. >> one of soccer's notorious leaders eager to show he's not a wanted man, but a needed one. he has been indicted for corruption and a member of trinidad and tobago's parliament. he spent hours answering concerns but not your questions. >> reporters were allowed to record the 72-year-old pol tin, but -- politician but not speak to him. >> if there's anything you want to say, please. jack warner has been pushing
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away questions, offering little proof. >> he's angry, bitter i think jack warner is fed up all that has been happening for the last few years, and felt that the government had a role to play in his arrest and believes he wants to hit back at them. >> reporter: jack warner is one of 14 indicted at the u.s. justice department for his time at f.i.f.a. carver and gale run a clinic next door to a man they and others refer to as papa jack. >> he got us on the map. >> reporter: it's a feeling shared across trinidad and tobago. >> football, football. >> a tour of the island it's clear to see jack warner's touch, from stadiums to companies. >> when jack warner came on the scene, we had a look. we had a bland of football in china. >> reporter: now he faces core ups and likely extradition to the united states.
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until then he's working. a sign on the door offers an ironic message - no money given out here of the authorities say warner gladly took it. >> reporter: well the wait is over. after a 37 with years, there's a new triple crown winner and it was not close. >> american pharaoh is finally the one. >> reporter: american pharaoh becomes the 12 triple crown river and the first, american pharaoh led the race pulling the stretch. in a time of 2 minutes 26 seconds. after a number of prize, this is the first triple crown win for the trainer and jockey. it makes 43-year-old victor espin owesa the oldest jockey to win the triple crown and the first latino. thank you for joining us. i'll be back with another hour of news at 11:00p.m. eastern.
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