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>> this is al jazeera america john siegen that willer is off. >> probable cause a judge in cleveland says there's enough evidence to charge two police officers with the killing of 12-year-old tamir rice. and iraq equation americans expanding role in iraq, more troops but will there be more bases? ground in. >> we have seen significant abuse and mission use of the no fly list. >> muslim americans say they are forced to spy or snitch details from a secret government that use it is t isa no fly list for blackmail
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plus the mast everybody. >> a visionary who redefined jazz we remember on net coleman. there has been a major new development in the case of to o'mary rice. 212-year-old boy that was with shot and killed by police in cleveland. a judge now saying there is probably cause to charge the office tear shot and killed him. she joins us now from detroit, bring us up to date. >> dole, the judge made it very very clear that he is only offering suggestions this case will still go before a grand jury. but sources tell me that the judge's opinion will likely
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put pressure on prosecutors. >> thursday's decision by a judge comes just days after a group of clergy and activists use add little known law asking the court to order the arrest of the police officers involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice last november. >> the people have taken the opportunity to make the government work for them. this is new york a circumstance vince, this is simply a plying the law that is available. so that our government is responsible to us. >> the boy was with playing in with a pellet gun when officers pulled up. the shooting caught on surveillance video. judge ronald adrian released his opinion thursday, stating that he found probable cause can that officer be charged with negligence homicide and derrik of duty, the judge
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also said officer loman who fired the fatal shots should face the same charges including murder, and voluntary man slaughter and reckless homicide. this is about a mobile obligation. it is about a moral obligation for my little nieces and nephew whose are on the streets of cleveland every day and i field for their lives. >> cleveland authorities say the officers mistook the weapon for a real gun and took the sheriffs department more than since months to wrap up the investigation the case was turned over to prosecutors last week, community leaders took advantage of a ohio law that allowed them to bypass prosecutors and go directly to the court it is absolutely legal, there's an obscure provision in ohio law that allowed an average citizen to file an affidavit with any reviewing magistrate that could force them to file a
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warrant in this case. >> the judge noted in his order however that his role was advisory in nature and hi did not order the arrest of the officers the judge'ses opinion is is now in the hands of cleveland prosecutors. >> and the family released this statement just a short time ago reading in part, the cleveland eight has provide add blueprint for the nation to follow in address manager of the relationship problems between african-americans and law enforcement. also the group that asks the judge to get involved they didn't get any arrests but clearly the family is very pleased with today's developments. >> in detroit for us, thank you very much. t.j. dowell is a cleveland city councilman, thank you for being with with us, the judge says he didn't hi jack the system but the complaint was it took eight months to bring the charges so way know
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who dies we know who pulled the trigger is this an indication for those that push for something anything to be done had every right to give up? you know what it is a clear message that they have lost nationality in the season, one with thing i have always said, we can can focus on the police department, but we would lose sight on the bigger european shoe. you also have to look at the prosecutor's office as well, so you have some folks that feel that they did not get a -- they are not getting a good shake as it related to these prosecutors office, and the grand juries and so you -- they have been very have teen nick my mind, you have to go beyond just the protests and this is a very strategic way you have to get in the law books. >> let me push back on that, you say they have given up the system, they had a right to you are the system, do you feel like you are part of the problem? or do you share their
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feelings that it took too long for charges in this case even though they are questioning the charges for these charges to be brought. >> i have talked about that. eight months is a very long time there's no surprise witnesses, they know what happened that day so i do believe that eight fronts is very long. and too long. >> so what has taken so long. >> you know what, right now the bigger issue is there's no consistency. you can have an issue such as tamir rice where you have the sheriffs department, and the 137 shots you had a commission put together by the city of cleveland. and so there is no consistsy i think this decent degree that we with are moving forward with will help us with with that. >> does the fact that the
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judge recommending these charges can us is that mean that the grand sur system in cleveland is broken? you know what, i don't think you can can just stop here in cleveland you have maryland where the property curer did a true bill and bypassed the grand jury. >> speak to me about the system in cleveland, do you believe the grand jury system in cleveland is broken. >> no, it's not broken, what makes it broke season the individuals that are over it. and so you can't an entire system can't can be broken in my mind, and i just believe you cannot isolate cleveland i think there's issues across the nation as it relates to grand jury procedure in law school they use the layman term a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. so marry show when they go into that grand jury, of what is going to happen, and so if
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you have someone that does not feel that a case should be brought they may or may not move as aggressively as they should in certain situations and that's why you have someone like this bringing citizens filing a citizenning complaint and trying to bypass that whole grand jury process so before i let you -- it puts the prosecutors feet to the fire. >> before i let you do, does this effect the grand jury proceedings, there's the old saying the geneny is now out of the bottle how can a prosecutor not charge now that a judge has said they should be charge. >> absolutely very strategic. you have to get past just getting out in the streets and protesting. so nos few the prosecutor's term to make his move. so i am looking forward to see what he does, because you do at least have on the books right now that a judge in
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the city looks at this and said there was probable cause in this case. t.j. with city council thank you for being with us this evening. >> yep martin dempsey says the u.s. can add more military mustle in the fight against isil. the u.s. may establish advise and assistance bases in the country, his words to help forces. is live at the pentagon this evening, jamie there is the old saying that if it sounds like mission creep, and looks like mission creep, it is? is it and will it happen? i think the general would say that mission creep would be putting them in a come can bat role as the joint chief may remember chairman he is the principle military advise tore to the president and secretary of defense if he likes an idea it has a way of happening. even before the boots hit the ground at their newly
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designated base of operations joint chief chairman saying the concept of so called lily pads could be used elsewhere dependsy told reporters traveling with him our campaign is built on establishing these litly pads that allow us coen courage can the forces forward, looking all the time to see if additional sites may be negligence dempsey is says the limitless cosmos pad con can september is where experienced planners drawing on u.s. resources for surveillance and communications work in the headquarters side by site with iraqi commanders can make iraqi operations more effective. and white house was cool to the idea of sending more troops without first seeing some success in getting iraqi forces who fled ramadi back in the fight. >> there are no specific plans to do that, what i will
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say, though, is that if a kind of recommendation like this did come from the president's national security team, and from the military advisors in particular, it would be a recommendation that reflects that the on going training efforts have been useful. dempsey the addition of the advisors southeast of ramadi is an adjustment, not a change to the current strategy. after relying on troops to do all the fighting on the ground and he say as similar lily pad in the corridor that runs from baghdad to mosul might also make sense. the term lily pad imply as jumping off point or launch pad, but the pentagon sources say there are no plans to move attack helicopters or close air support aircraft to iraq. said dempsey were just not there yet.
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the outgoing chief of staff of the army who is a top commander during the iorack war also says putting u.s. troops back in the combat role is not the answer. i put 150,000 soldiers on the ground to defeat isis. >> if you did it would defeat isis. >> yes but then what the pentagon says the u.s. can witchly dispatch isil, the underlying divisions would remain oand simply mean the u.s. would face a different group of antagonists down the road. >> the general says think of othis lily pad as a logistics and sustainable base. a place where troops can can get fresh supplies and even brushing up on training. you might node to have other lily pads to support them as they move towards their objective. by the chairman can is clear he doesn't think this is a game change terrorism game change her have to be that political agenda of
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inclusion, from baghdad. jamie life for us tonight thank you. we also learned this week, that an american man that died fighting isil in syria is been identified he is keith broomfield, and his death has a lot of people asking how many americans have traveled overseas to take up arms. courtney joins us now to discuss the trend, and courtney, we with used to call can them soldiers of porch, are they affords the same rights at americans on the battlefield. >> they aren't going to have the same rights first of all they are not soldiers of porch, they are soldiers of faith. they are going as christians. they feel like they have to fight against isil, against the misuh limbs they are not going to get a payroll, they are showing up and offers their sufficientses but a lot of them have no military background so they aren't necessarily offering a lot of help, and often times they
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can be liabilities. >> you have worked in this region how do these men and women know who they are fighting against when sometimes even members of congress seem to be vague on who is right and who is wrong? well, the problem is you get fragmentation and the splitterring of these groups in syria for instance so there is this learn that wasn't into sir is yeah, and he wanted to fight with the rebels. for the good guys against the bad guys. well he ended up with the bad guys without realizing it ended up being hauled back home, you can get into a lot of trouble very fast that's just even if you uh make it to the battlefield. >> these people sitting at home, and they are saying i might want to go over and fight describe for us the living conditions that they are going to run into when they get there. >> well, you're going to be susceptible to bacteria, you are not used to, these are hot areas where you won't have clean water you won't be able to hydrate you will have sleep deprivation. you won't be with american
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commanders that will help you get sleep or supply you with anything. you will be limited to supplies by language, by culture. >> and you may not be wanted. >> not necessarily because you will have to be baby sat. put out a decree, we are sending you home thanks but no thank. >> coming up in our next hour, thank you very much. two death of americans at the hands of isil who are raising questions about how the government handles the cases today congress heard from a decorated vet who says he might have rescue add hostage had it not been for white house red tape. scathing testimony, it is called dysfunctional and mired in bureaucracy that's not comed from grieves
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families that's coming from an activeluth colonel tasked with recovering hostages now noun as a whistle blower, working on the hostage team to try to get american hostages back, he is a former combat veteran, a former special forces operator, he says he was working on a plan to recover as many as seven western hostages held by the united states. the seven werners included warren weinstein, the american individual who was accidentally killed in a u.s. drone strike, and sergeant is bo berghdal, the plan came to not, frustrated with the procedures within the government in fighting came to congress, he is now classified as a whistle whoaer he has been under investigation by the fbi he was cleared of those charges he is now uh reportedly under investigation by the army itself. he feoffed be ever the senate today described as
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dysfunctional bureaucracy. >> the wherein the effort felt is we lacked in organization that can can synchronize the efforts to get our hostages home. we also realize there was civilian hostages that nobody was trying to free so we added them the smokesman there was asked to respond to this testimony fromluth colonel, he reminded everyone that the president has institute add review of hostage policy, the only thing we know about that is that the administration has flatly ruled out any ransom payments paid by the u.s. government to hostages that's the existing policy. asked when that review will be completed earn most would only say that lit be out soon. mike, thank you very much. the december hacking of those government computers was far worst than the public was first told.
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hackers now have personal information on every federal employee and up to 1 million former government workers. new information was provided today by the head of the union. china denied any involvement. up next, why they say the no fly list is being used a a record of -- effect they could be on a women's health.
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>> they are lawyer maintains they were given a choice can. the spy for the fbi or forget about flying. live with more, paul. >> their lawsuit alleges they used the no fly list to coerce them into spying on their own commute. the men say the government decided to retaliate. >> in 2006, mohamed of queens new york, says fbi agents question him about an acquaintance. that he says was the start of three years of contact with fbi agents asking him to work as an informant and provide information about muslims in the u.s. and other countries.
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he repeatedly told them no, and that he had nothing to say. question have seen significant abuse and of the know fly list, just the fact that there is a secret list of their right to travel without any due process. >> three over muslim men are suing the government, saying that they used the no fly list to coerce them into being informants and then retaliate when they refused. they have never accused the men of any crime they say they have no tied to terrorist organizations and that as a result of being banned from flying they have been unable to visit family members for years. jamil said in a news release they have done a lot of damage to me and my life,
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they messed up my life, i haven't seen my family in a long time, my younger daughter doesn't even know me. the government operates the no fly list in secrecy siting concerns. but it is estimated there were 64,000 names on the list last year, individuals are put on the list for little oor no reason, they are left on theless when it is clear they should no longer be put on the list, and people that should be on the list are not. >> the lawsuit says the no fly list significantly interfered with their right to travel freely, and that the plaintiffs lack any effective due process protections to challenge their placement on the list. the fbi has refused to comment, but days before, the plaintiffs learned that their names had been removed from the no fly list. i think there's alarmer
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problem in the way the fbi is using informants in the muslim community. >> the men say their first and fifth amendment rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and due process have all been violated and this case will be heard in federal court tomorrow right here in new york. >> thank you for being with us this evening as attorney in this case also the acting director of the creating law enforcement project thank you for being with us you wrote an article the headline telling it all, where is the outrage when the fbi targets muslims. absolutely the fbi is enganged in brad base profiling and specific targets in the communities. and there's very little outrage and response, people don't know what is going on in these communities so it
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seems like -- >> in fact in the days and weeks the men were asked invited to come in and voluntarily testify before the fbi i guess the question how do you protest without appearing that you are antiamerican. >> the difficulty with the no fly list, is up until recently they didn't confirm or deny whether you were on it so i don't know how you protest that, now they are supposedly providing you with that response, but it is still not enough. we still don't know what it takes to get on the know fly list we still think the standard is way too low and that's what enables people to use it as they have in this case. >> what is the fbi demographic unit? >> that's the nypd. >> yes. >> what is that?
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that was tasked with happening communities in new york city, and i refer to it in that article because it's something we have been working on challenging here, but people often times assume it is just like a new york problem, and don't realize that the fbi is enganged in similar. >> but the officers would sit in restaurants and listen in on conversations yes, they were going into what they call hot spots targeting which were primarily muslim ancestry. >> look at this from the law enforcement angle how can you gather information without stepping on civil rights in. >> well, there are plenty of ways to gather information lawfully. this isn't one of them, doing it based on substitution religion for suspicion is not lawful. >> how can someone tell if
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they are on the no fly list. >> no, it is not. so it used to be that you would only find out if owe show up at the airport and you aren't allowed to fly and the government wouldn't confirm or deny whether you are on the no fly list, so you got these strange letters in response. request with that language, recently very recently, the government from the many lawsuits has changed that so now if you file a complaint they will confirm if you are on the no fly list. >> thank you for being with us this evening. >> thank you for having me. >> up next weeks after that biker brawl why dozens of people are still sitting behind bars even though they haven't been charge canned with a crime and they blame distracted driver for the death of their daughter, what they are doing to save the lives of other teenagers.
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this is al jazeera america. john is off tonight. guilt by association. arrested branded as gang members and never charged the bikers crying foul weeks after that deadly texas shoot out. abortion battle forcing women with to travel hundreds of miles. >> that's if they have adequate transportation, to get five hours one way and then to get five hours back. the legal battle that can can wind up in the supreme court. crash report. 17s die every week from car crashes why texts do kill. plus radical and revolutionary. remembering ornette coleman he changed the shape of jazz forever. >> it was one of the deadliest gun battling. one month ago, nine bikers were killed in a shoot out
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between two motorcycle gangs. 177 suspects were arrested and have of them are still in jail and have yet to face a judge. live for news dallas tonight and heidi have all of their rights i guess in this case been held hostage. >> so most of these arrests are claiming that exactly they have now been in jail for 26 days they were painted unfairly by a brad brush, and that some are about to meet, were there at the twin peeks restaurant. a shoot outwon rival members of the bandit toes and motorcycle clubs. nine people dead, more than a dozen injured in 177 arrested. now, almost a month later fewer than half have been released on bond.
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jake came over to me and said hi mom. >> bobby will withson say they are motorcycle enthusiast whose were at the wrong place at the wrong time, now with the two in jail the families bike shot in waco has shooed shuttered. >> it is our livelihood. it is what we were hoping to build up and then maybe sooner or later sell it or maybe pass it on to one of the skids. >> with no money coming in for almost four weeks the business is now in jeopardy. >> what would it do to you to lose this place. >> we have put everything we have into it.
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so if it will be hard on us. >> could you afford the $1 million bond? >> absolutely not. that's insanity. $1 million bond. $1 million bond on someone who did not even fire a gun? on somebody who had ordered lunch and was drinking a bloody mary. >> he says on that sunday, her husband president of the five members strong county motorcycle club, left home to attend a club meeting at the between peeks restaurant. >> i didn't think anything of it. >> did you know they were going to be there? >> no. >> do you think your husband knew. >> probably. >> why would he go to a place where his sworn enemies would be present. >> iover understood them to be sworn enemies.
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>> this is his motion. >> she admits she knows little of the world of motorcycle clubs. >> when he got into this club three years ago i saw it as his mitt life crisis. >> what little she does know is good. >> are they a criminal gang. >> no not the way that ever been presented to me. it was supposed to be family oriented they do lots and lots of charitable things. they do rallies for cooks children cooks children hospital. no attitudes or weapons. this is always on their fliers. >> wilson says her husband and son did not bring weapon withs to the restaurant, and that when the shooting erupted they immediately fled from the patio where they had
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been eating to the bathroom. >> not for one second do i believe that my husband my son or anyone in his group was responsible for this craziness it is crazy. >> does your husband have a criminal record. >> no. >> does your son have a criminal record. >> no. >> are they criminals. >> no. >> how do you know that. >> he is my husband, he is my son. >> michael white is john will withson's attorney. >> what they have done is taken close to 200 people and decided that they are all guilty of something because they were there and the number of them were yearing certain colors. >> 26 days late ear majority remain locked up, though a grand jury has not heard their case. >> texas law allow as person to be detained up to 90 days without an indictment. we reached out to this jail
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to the sheriffs department to the d.a.'s office, and to the city no one would talk about the case, the police department did tell us over the phone that the investigation is on going and a lengthy process due to the high number of individuals involved. >> though not indicted all those arrests currently face the charge of enganging in organized criminal activity. >> to this date, to this hour, nobody has said what the criminal activity might be. usually you are aware of what you are being accused of, and what you are being held for this case they went and started from the opposite end. they charged them, now they are investigation. >> there are nine people dead that's not something to take lightly, why should police not be going to this extreme to make sure that they get their job done right? i don't mind getting their job right, but to deprive people of their family, friends, their freedom is
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absolutely spine less. there isn't a day that has ever gone by that the man has not told me that he loves me. wilson hope as hearing schedule willed lower her husband's bond, if not she has no idea what will come next. >> i adore this man. he has never given me any reason not to trust him. >> and the bond reduction is scheduled for first thing tomorrow his attorney tells me you can will eases this judge graying to lore the bond to just $30,000 there's very little chance his client will get out maybe the judge can can see your piece live this evening in dallas texas a former prosecutor right now she is a criminal defense attorney, she joins froes houston texas tonight is there a double standard of justice in this case? >> it certainly appears to be
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so. these police officer in this place care have rounded up all the usual suspects just because of the clothing they were wearing and put them in jail without any probable cause, it is a constitutional nightmare. >> is it true they simply photo copied the sheet and then wrote in the names? exactly, what they did is drafted what seems like a catch off in their view probable call can statements request blanks and then filled in the blanks with with different people's names. it is really an absurdity when you think about it and when these go to the courtroom it will be difficult, in my opinion for these types of statements to pass muster. >> as we mentioned you used to be on the other side, describe for us how this can happen. >> it shouldn't happen. what should happen in every single case when the prosecution makes as decision to charge, they should have specific defails about that person's conduct.
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and unfortunately it appears they haven't taken to time to even look at surveillance footage to decide who is responsible for what. it is a nightmare. >> so let me push back, what do you say to a skeptical public that says it wants these bikers these gang people off the streets at least for now. >> it is an interesting case, because it certainly does appear that this particular set of people have been vilified by law enforcement and it almost makes one wonder how the forensics in this case are going to turn out. we with do know that people died but what we with don't know is whose bullets kills the individuals. it will be interesting to see what the forensics bear out. did the police kill these folks or did other people in the restaurant kill other people alleged to have been in one of these gangs. >> let me ask the question this way as a former prosecute err members of motorcycle gangs innocent
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until proven guilty. >> absolutely every person in this country is supposed to have the same benefits and right now it doesn't appear i think law enforcement is going to have a very difficult time. proving that either of these groups who do many good things are in fact criminal street gangs. i think they will find that is not the case. >> is the fact that some of these people have not been charged an indication can that as so many contended that this is too big for the system there? >> it is absolutely too big for the system in waco. waco has been overwhelmed one of the reasons this case has become such a problem is the courts cannot process this many people through the hearings that need to happen, for basic things basic human rights. basic issues like bail cannot be addressed when they have so many people. >> former prosecutor joining
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froes houston texas this evening, thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> also in texas two years ago, there were about hour clinics that performed abortions in that state, today the number is less than ten. now there esa a court ruling that in effect will shut down more and melissa chen is live for us this evening. what is really interesting in this debate maz managed to shift the conversation can so that it is about women's health that's owhat that law is about. the proabortion activists say that's disingenius, it is about limiting abortions in the state and they are very very angry about this decision. >> at issue is whether clinics had to meet the same standards and require enter manies as hospitals and surgical can centers. the same. radios sterilization systems
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equipment, and staffing. texas lawmakers argued this was about patient care, and in a statement governor greg abbott applauded the decision to uphold the law saying texas will continue to fight for higher quality healthcare standards while protecting our most vulnerable, the unborn. proabortion rights activists believe it is not about patient safety but about closing down clinics. >> so abortion is safe, it is one of the safest procedures in healthcare period so that kind of shows the tactics that they are using with decimating abortion care here within the state. >> the impact will be significant, as recently as two years ago texas had more than 40 abortion clinics. with this decision, the number of clinics will drop to about seven or eight in the entire state. look at the map some women would have to travel hundreds of miles.
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>> if you have to seek child care, that is increased cost with transportation, that if they have adequate transportation to get five hours one way and then to get five hours back. but those in favor of the law don't see it that way. >> two years ago before this law there were about 40 clinics and now it is going to be down to about seven or eight, is that okay? that is snot the effect, there will still be tens of thousands of abortions performed in texas every year regardless of whether this goes into effect. >> well, what is really interesting in some ways is that this does not come as a surprise is considering one of the more conservative courts in the country and proabortion rights organizations say they will appeal and take this if necessary all the way to the supreme court. melissa thank you very much.
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and there are new leads tonight in the man hunt for the two convicted killers. authorities say they are now focused on a heavily wooded area after tracking dogs picked up a scene more than 500 agents are now serging. authorities say they drilled a hole in their cell and climbed out of the building through a underground steam pipe. now to the crime wave sweeping baltimore. last month homicide rate was the highest in decades. several officers have been charged in connection with the case, so what exactly is fueling the violence? official willing pointing to a flood of drugs that were stolen during the riots. they are reportedly contributing to the crisis. debbie joins us live, and ms. hynes, baltimores former mayor was credit sized for trying to arrest his way out
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in washington where you are they locked up 47,000 people as operation clean sweep. by releasing these photos is this going to make the situation better or worse in your opinion. >> no, i don't think lit make it any better, what is happening really in baltimore is more or less a work stoppage or a work slow down with the police. and that is what is causing the great influx of crime that is increasing right now. that we are seeing primarily in wealth baltimore. >> so once again baltimore finds itself caught in the middle of the debate between law and odderrer and long term problems isn't this howl it began decades ago? exactly, and what happened deck kates ago web maybe not so far as decades. martin o'malley did try to enact the zero tolerance and while it did eliminate a lot of crime and lowers the crime rate in baltimore what it also did was zero
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tolerance to many people's rights and they were just basically hauling in everybody into court into arresting everybody some people just for stepping on their steps. and what ultimately happened is while the crime rate did go down it caused a tremendous disruption in the community, and it also caused a lot of people to end up with an arrest on their record even though they may not vended up with convictions and all that did is just further cause a greater low erases economic condition. >> i took a look of these photos and it leaps out at you, some of the people do look like they are looting a drugstore, but others look like they are on their way home from school and got caught up in the moment, how does the system differentiate between a skid that took a bad turn, and a crook that was seizing an opportunity. >> and that's what i am
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talking about. it doesn't take into consideration, what happens is what the police see are african-americans and they just basically see all afterken americans are up to no good. they could be school kid cans that are just innocent by standards that are just standing there as well as looter whose are involved and the ones causing the problems. so it doesn't account for anything it just does a mass arrest and that is what happened. >> i want to talk about baltimore, when the still was burning the governor and the mayor called for the national guard, now that the fires are out, the murders are going through the ceiling is there a need to redeploy the guard? to protect people as opposed to the property. >> i don't think so. i think what is needed is for the police to work in baltimore city, and what i mean by that, is i think we need to go back at least in the city of baltimore to a form of community policing
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now what happens generally is the police that are on the street are the younger police but there are police who have lived in the community, at one time, they are still living in the district of west baltimore go to church there, have some affiliation, and whether they are detectives or other law enforcement they need to be put back on the street with the younger officers so then build atrust among people. there's the community and there's also the police department and there has sob some building of trust. no i do not think the solution is to have the national guard come back. >> thank you for being with with us this evening. >> thank you, dell. >> consider this number, 7-teens dying each and every day in a car crash. safety experts say one of the minute reasons is many of our
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teens are distracted drivers. right now we are at the beginning of what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. mere more teenagers are killed between memorial day and labor someday in a recent study aaa found nearly six out of ten serious accidents happened because teenagers were just not paying attention playing playing with the rated owe putting on makeup, all dig tractions that take a teenager's eyes off the road and can can have dangerous consequences. aaa has been putting cameras in cars to study the most common cause can the teens interacting with other passengers and this was followed by teens interacting with their cell phone, they are doing all sorts of thing from texting and driving to talks and interacting with social media. >> how often do you come to
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this memorial. >> either every morning or every night. >> his daughter died in a car accident at this new jersey intersection back in 2012, only 18 at the time, nikki was just weeks away from her high school graduation. >> we miss her nobody can figure out or explain what it is to lose the child and the feeling because youn't can explain it. it is like an empty empty room an empty spot in your heart, that is a killer. >> nikki can was a passenger in the backseat of a car driven by one of her classmates. prosecutors say it is inconclusive whether the driver was texting or talking but chainny blames distracted driving. >> when you are a kid and you are inexperienced and they are laughing and the music is on, and you are talking and thinking about stuff to even have a phone out is just crazy because use are in a
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time bomb. >> he has turned his pain into a personal mission starting a nonprofit organization people against distracted driving. >> we try to reach out to tea parties, adults, anybody that will listen that's the hardest part is getting them to listen. >> after learning distracted driving may have led to his caught're death, he pushed for a state law requiring new jersey roadways to have signs like this one that clearly staid texting while drive canning kill, now here in new jersey,fectioning and driving is against the law but that's not the case across the country can and this father is determined to change that nationwide on only 33 states banned teens from texting or using a cell phone while driving. when it comes to friends in the car, seven teen states limit new teen drivers to one passenger under the age of 20. >> but some argue distracted crying may not happen as often if they are properly
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trained before they get behind the wheel in the u.s. there is no national standards. in some states it is not even required. there are efforts underway to set guidance, so to raise the bar for what driver education should be, there is a varying degree of what is required and what is in place this is not your run of the mill drivers ed course. from simulating driving in bad weather to emergency stopping to avoiding accidents. >> they are teaching us how to get out of skids and make sharp turns if we have to, and really it is all just safe and controlled. >> train your brain so you can do it when you are on the road, if anything happens you will have this in the background so you will know what to do. >> brook's dad worried about her on the road. >> one thing they teach here
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is really keeping your eyes up looking forahead. >> while it seems so many teenagers are looking down at their phones there are some who know better already. >> nobody i know texts and drives and if someone does everybody yells at them. >> it is crazy i never text and drive, ever. but it is horrible and it isn't only dangerous for yourself, but everybody around you this father greers. >> put it down, you will arrive at the next spot and tweet to your friends. that text message, that voicemail, whatever crow are doing that can wait. strong words from a grieving father who believes young drivers need a lot more training behind the wheel before they get on the road here in the u.s. critics say that the driving test focusing too much on things like parallel driving and not on real distractions. this is how it compares in other countries the drivers ed standard, much more stringent, in the u.k. the
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average driver must spent 40 hours practicing in finland take as minimum of two years to get an unrestricted license, and germany the exam involved mapped story time on the high speed highway and even driving at night. >> how about just putting the cell phone in the glove box. >> you know that's not the only distraction, you have other kids in the car you have the radio makeup. >> i have teenager daughters and i know, thank you very much. and much more on the issue of teenager drivers including a former instructor. >> up next, the passing of ornett coleman who transformed jazz.
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se us. >> wow...these are amazing! >> "techknow" where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. you might call it a risky moves for werners. now joining us with that, good evening. >> good evening dell, the story of keith brookfield has once again shedding light on the number of werners involve tiering to go into battle in iraq and syria the massachusets man died fighting along kurdish forces broomfield like many others was moved to do so by seeing isil's brutality and while the motives may be
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commendable, they should leaf the fighting to professionals. >> i don't think it is a bad thing to want to rink your lye to save women with and children. doing violence in a foreign country will all be contentious and cause a lot of legal problems nor you. >> broomfield is the first american known to have died in the fight against isil, in the next hour, what drivers foreigners to take up arms and the problems it can pose for the u.s. government. >> coal, the jazz community is in mourning tonight ornette coleman has died. he once told his idea is unison is people playing together even if they play in different keys. in tonight's first person report. >> he was an amazing
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innovator. also an amazing saxophonist that inspired many many great musicians from the 50's 60's up until now. >> the think that was great about him is he wasn't afraid to be different. he wasn't afraid to do something different in a time where a lot of people were following the bee bop. me opened up that music he made it more free, i like to think that he loosens things off little bit. >> i could say that he was definitely groundbreaking. he definitely pushed the music to a new place that a lot of people probably wouldn't have thought to take it. you hear the blues you hear charley parkner his playing
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but you also, of course, when you hear him you know it is him. >> i think he will be remembered as someone who inspired people to do the music they felt deep felt deep
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more bases this iraq - the chairman of the joint chiefs says the u.s. is considering adding more military bases in iraq to help in the fight against i.s.i.l. it would also require additional forces sent to iraq. the death of an american... >> the united states government does not support u.s. citizens travelling to iraq or syria to fight against i.s.i.l. u.s. officials speak out on the death of keith broomfield the