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well this is al jazeera america. i'm john henry smith in new york, with a look at the top stories, the racially motivated south carolina murders sparks a call for the removal of the confederate flag from the couned of the state capital. a website of dylann roof gives the image of a man filled with rage and suppressed with rage. >> i'm del walters, in less than 24 hours, this church will re
open to parishioners the mass shooter sparks a debate about gun control legislation. we'll take a deeper look the united nations is warning of a new era for refugees on world refugee day. >> reporter: our top story this hour new insight into the white man charged with the murders of nine black people inside of a south carolina church. police are examining a website registered in the name of dylann roof on it we see him wearing a t-shirt with the number 88 a code for hale hitler. it also includes a racist manifesto which the officer calls inferior. the flag on state ground is seen
as a picture of racism. hundreds are leaving flours at the emanuel a.m.e. church. we have a team of reporters, robert ray is at the flag protest at the state capital in columbia jonathan martin and del walters are in charleston. we begin with del walters, anchoring our coverage on the ground. >> you can hear the sounds of celebration, church begins at 10 o'clock tomorrow, which in itself, for a church on sunday, is not unusual. when you consider the fact that less than a week ago a gunman walked through the doors of the church opened fire and killed nine members including the pastor and religious terms, that is it a miracle. jonathan martin was there, and we learnt about the gunman in this gays dylann roof. bring us up to date? >> about an hour ago police blocked off the street because so many were coming here in
front of the church. we saw police take down the last of the yellow crime tape. a symbolic moment for many who despite frustration and fear are trying to press forward. >> reporter: for the first time since wednesday's mass shooting members of the a.m.e. church were able to step into their sanctuariry. >> we have walked in through it and prayed. we are people of faith. >> in jesus name we pray. >> for many it will take time before their church feels like one again. returning was a part are healing. >> it's not gone, but going back in, knowing that i can go back in without stumbling. >> reporter: sunday morning on father's day mother emanuel will reopen for worship services
without its pastor reverend clementa pinckney, one of nine killed during the prayer meeting on wednesday. the church leader will deliver their message. >> it will be a message of hope and a message of encouragement, a message saying faith is stronger than fear. >> reporter: he said there'll be words of forgiveness for dylann roof, the 21-year-old shooting suspect, who left an online manifesto, 60 photos of him with weapons and burning the american flag, and links to racist and anti-semitic writings. the fbi is investigating the site. dylann roof is at the charleston detention centre on suicide watch. officials say it's standard procedure for someone charged with a crime of this magnitude. >> during a court appearance on friday, some of the families said they have forgiven dylann roof. for some mourners, it is allowing them to do the same. >> the deep message that before
you can really have reconciliation, you have to lead into it with forgiveness. they really model that to us. for an historic church that survives storms, fires and racism as members stood on the steps saturday, they told us despite their pain, their faith will allow them to rise again. . >> we are learning about the funeral arrangements for some of the victims. the pastor of the church reverend clementa pinckney, his furniture will be held on friday at the college of charleston arena. before that they'll have a public viewing in colombia, with the state lawmakers, on wednesday, and a public viewing on the church on thursday. a lot of memorial services expected through the week. >> we are hearing the threat of the clan protesting at some of the funerals. we'll have to keep an eye on that. >> the flow of traffic is nonstop all day long it's been like that since the shootings occurred. some came to see what the fuss
is b the crowd is white, black, and preaching forgiveness. everyone has an opinion on one thing. that is the flag that flying over the state capital here. some say it's an issue that divides, others that unite. robert ray has been tracking the story and joins us with the latest. >> good evening. as you said white and blacks convening where you are at. the same situation at the state capital, and if derek, my photographer, can take a look there is the american flag and the state flag for south carolina flying half mast to honour the nine people murdered near your location at the historic church but then if you look here to the confederate flag that is not at half mast not respecting the dead. that is the issue for the folks here that wrapped up this protest today.
hundreds props after 2,000 white people his panics are here to talk about the fact that the confederate flag is something of a long time ago, belongs in a museum and don't want it hanging in south carolina. we talked to a few of those people earlier while the protest was going on. >> it is larginalizing -- mrgeinializing those peep. >> i know what the flag stands for, it stands for race. >> difficultition. difficultition it needs to come down if you look at twitter, it's full of opinions. jed bush said the flag should be taken down it belongs in a museum. former governor of massachusetts, mitt romney tweeting. this has traction in the state
of south carolina. what i'm interested is as to whether or not going to be the same traction in other southern states as the discussion is opened up because of the horrific events a few days ago. >> robert ray joining us live. thank you, on that issue of the confederate flag. it is divided, as is the case of much along lines of race. most see it as a major issue, most blacks that it is. douglas is an author writing about the changing face of charleston, and when we say extensively, two books on the subject. thank you for being with us. is charleston challenging for the better or the worst? >> definitely for the better. it's what you see out here the aftereffect of the tragedy tells you that. there's a oneness in the community in a lot of respects
i understand that there are racial divides and so forth. i think that there's a tremendous show of unity. >> we are hearing about the funerals that are yet to take place, as a charlestonian are you concerned about the mood in the town or do you think the mood is more celebratory than it is of one wanting revenge? >> no i think it's more we are in this together. >> reporter: white and black. >> white and black. it happened to all of us. it happened to these families. obviously underscored, underscored. but the community has come together and this is something that shouldn't ever be tolerated in the world. this is in our city and we are proud of the city black and white. >> you write in your book. since the founding charleston experienced the devastation of
wars and natural disasters. yet charles tonians prevailed through it all what will writers and historians write about this chapter in the city's history. 50 years from now they'll look back and say this was one of the worst things that could ever have happened here. it's not something that is really in line with who we are, and what we are. it's an outlier. it's a quirk. but i think 50 years from now they'll look at it and look at the rehabilitation and how they handle this. as tragic as it has been look at how it was handled. how the families came together and been exemplary. and their own reaction and the arraignment. if you saw that it was
unbelievable what the families had been through. >> yet they talked about forgiveness. >> that, to me i couldn't have done that. they did that. >> thank you for being with us this evening. >> thank you. >> we'll go back to john henry smith. i want to point something out about the crowd here. when you here about the fergusons of the world, when you hear about the eric garner cases and the controversy. throughout the controversy, the police have been down there, shaking hands, handing out water bottles. the police here are working in partnership with the public to make sure things don't get out of hand. back to you. >> dell, you talked about the crowds out there, and certainly how unified they seem to be. how diverse is it. do you get the impression that most are from the south carolina area or people from the united states coming to pay their respects? >> if anything i can say, it
touched nerves up and down the sea board. i don't know if it's further. i talked to a couple that drove five hours in their car from knoxville tennessee. she said she was a christian, and felt the need to do something. she bought flowers, came took a picture of the memorial and wept openly for everyone to see - black, white, she was white. most of the crowd at that time was black, but it is buried from hour to hour. >> dell what kind of crowd are they expecting in the morning. are there plans for an overflow. >> i'll put to this way. they are expecting a christian crowd. if i found out anything about this church it is that - imagine it is easter sunday and christian sunday combined. they are here to celebrate the fact that they are not backing down in the eyes of adversity. it's a church that burnt to the ground in 1820 and they rebuilt it then. they are not going to be deterred by anything that
happened. they'll open the doors and listen to anyone that comes. that sermon will be broadcast live, so we will have it on the air for you as well. keep us in tune. >> it promises to be a service to remember. del walters, thank you so much. the south carolinian church shooting has had repercussions in texas. a volunteer firefighters was fired for side with the shooter he put on facebook the suspect needs to be praised for the good deed he came. that sparked an investigation costing his job a manhunt in sorl after a police officer was shot and killed. authorities are surgeoning for travis boyce. despite being handcuffed boyce
was able to use a gun and shoot the officer. boyce took off when the car crashed. it's not clear if the gun was the officer or the one they had on them. the chief of police explained how boyce managed to get free. >> that prisoner somehow was able to get his hands from behind his back where he was handcuffed, where he was then handcuffed from the front. he's double jointed, able to do that in the back of the car, and was able to produce a firearm, came through the back seat to the front seat through a port opening on the came and shut off the holloway. >> in upstate new york police confirmed reports of sitings of two convicted killers that broke out of prison the most recent sighting was two men this fit the description in lynley new york. a second corrections officer has been placed on leave in
connection with the escape. joining us to talk about both of these stories is dr darren porter a retired n.y.p.d. lieutenant. and criminal justice professor. welcome to the show. >> thanks for having me. >> you read and heard about the shooting so far. were conventional procedures followed here, do you think, or were makes made. >> conventional procedures differ from apartment to apartment. when you have an an arrestee you have two officers that assist. here we have one officer. what happened was unfortunate. the individual mr boyce, was act shoot and kill the officer, moving the hands to the frond and acquiring a firearm and shooting him. a suspect is handcuffed to the year and policed in the seatbelt behind the passenger seat. an officer of 22 years
experience, was it a situation where he felt experienced enough and didn't need a partner. >>ism you have to take into consideration. this individual had a prior escape history, this is something that should have come in the play they transported him to another facility begging the question of why they didn't have another officer. police are offering a reward leading to the capture. >> do the rewards yield good intel or more intel. >> generally speaking they yield more intel. however, we do receive in many instances productive installations leading to the capture of individuals. >> how shocked would you be if the search went two weeks, the way it's gone. it's unlikely. this is a spontaneous act. we look back to what happened in new york. it was a tactical approach for
individuals to escape the prison in upstate new york. it's a pivot to upstate new york. the police react to tips they look at the border. in your heard of hearts do you believe those that allude capture would be seen toot. it's understandably so because this was a team effort to exit the prison in the first place when you look at the parties acting in concert, such as female prison work. we had a prison guard that has been relieved of duty the combination of the individuals working together makes all the sense in the world. that they'd act in concert. >> we have about 20 seconds. what do you make about the fact that the tip was apparently called in last week and police are acting on it now. >> tips are voluminous you have
hundreds of thousands of tips coming into play. we think about the first tip it was when they escaped through a mann hole and so many more. i believe the tip led them 350 miles away. which is on the lines of the pennsylvania border. i believe it's a credible tip. >> thank you so much. >> it was a pleasure. >> al jazeera journalist has been detained in berlin at the request of egyptian authorities. he was sentenced to 15 years and prison by cairo's court for detaining and torturing a lawyer. mansour is dismayed that germany is cooperating with what he says are unjust orders by the egyptian government. in response the network's acting director-general released the following statement:
harvard and stamford in 2011-2014 there was a mass shooting every four days. >> i had to make statements like this too many times. communities like this had to endure tragedies like this too many times. we don't have all the facts. we do know that once again innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. >> studies showed an idea spike in firearm background checks in the aftermath of mass shootings, and it happened since the mass shootings in columbine and the newtown tragedy. gun store owners saw a rise in sales days after the south carolina. >> reporter: ticket sales to gun shows like this in northern virgin and interest in buying
weapons soared after the newtown shootings at sandy hook elementary school that killed 20 students and six staff members. >> the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun in my opinion, is a good guy with a gun. >> responsible gun owners absolutely, have the right to keep and bear arms in a safe and responsible manner. >> gun sales rise after a mass shooting. self protection is only part of the reason. a bigger factor according to gun shop owners is the immediate talk of gun control legislation by politicians. after the new town killing the fbi reported the top 10 busiest days for background checks. the fbi's highest period for firearm checks occur immediately after a mass shooting. gun sales figures are not systematically reported. background check requests are the best overall indication of a spike in sales. >> it's a dramatic spike. >> michael said his company saw
scales at his online store dramatically increase after the killings in charleston. >> when the events went on you could see the online spike. it continues for a decent amount of time. i'd see sales yesterday and today double what they are. and you see that continuing on for the next week or so and see it trail off. unfortunately, it's the nature of the ghost. we don't enjoy it but there's an impact to sales. it's a noticeable spike when a negative event happens. >> now is the time for mourning and healing. let's be clear, at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. it doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. and it is in our power to do something about it. >> reporter: the u.s. president obama said on thursday the south
carolina church shooting that left nine dead shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence in america. >> any time a person gets on or someone of power gets on speaking out against gun ownership, or high capacity magazines. they see a spike, for sure. it's the nature of the beast. >> suffice it to say gun control remains a hot button issue, and as mike viqueira reports, it's one that continues to divide lawmakers along party lines. >> in the wake. tragedy in charleston president barack obama spoke out forcefully and emotionally on the issues brought to the fore namely racism and gun control. after appearing to concede on thursday in the white house briefing room, that gun control was a lost cause, given the fact that every republican and democrats are dead set against moving restrictions on gun ownership. president obama walked the
comments back and back to the u.s. conference of mayors in san francisco on friday. he says he is not resigned to not having any kind of gun control at congress thinking it can pass congress and has faith that congress will do the right thing. at the same time he concedes it will take a while, will require public opinion to filter up to congress to change votes. >> president obama says he doesn't want this to be the new normal in terms of political climate and lack of political will in congress to pass meaningful gun legislation, and the series the president said he's tired of reacting to the series of horrific shootings. after the massacre in newtown, sandy hook elementary, many thought the climate would be right to move gun restrictions, obviously that effort collapsed. it was the root of the president's pessimism to this latest reaction in charleston.
as far as the i shall overtops are concern, the the justice department is investigating with racism is a blight on the country. everyone will have to work together to overcome it that's mike viqueira joining us to take a deeper look at gun control. and jonathan hutchison, the chief officer. squoing us from washington d.c. and from jerry henry, executive director of georgia carry, a nonprofit organization supporting the second amendment, the right of americans to bear arms. thank you for being with us. let's go down the list. col some bip, virginia tech newtown, charleston, the list could go on. can we get out of the cycle of gun violence if so how will we do that. >> gun control will not work. it hasn't worked and will not work. the biggest problem facing us is gun free zones, the government
disarms people taking away an ability to protect themselves. anyone can walk in there with any type of weapon and have a field day. >> jonathan, what do you say? >> bring you back. since the brady law was passed with bipartisan support in 1994, it's blogged more than 2.4 people. every di many die by gunfire. measures supported by the vast majority of americans, and by 85% of gun owners. the problem is not law-abiding citizens carrying gun, the problem is not people should have guns taken away it was that people have the right to be a law-abiding people. the problem is we can agree that the solution is to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous
people. >> you both mentioned gun control. let's bring up a statistic premade. since 2000, gallop asked americans whether they think uncontrolled laws should be stricter. >> they don't. it probably doesn't surprise either one of you. less than half favoured stricter laws 38% believe they should be less stringent. so, gentlemen, to both of you, most of the time what has happened in the mass shootings is that there has been a lot of talk about gun control, and the talk dies away. given the last graphic, is it safe to say that will happen this time? >> well john henry, the fact is that most gun owners agree. 85% of gun owners agree that brady background checks should be expanded to all gun sales, including online at the gun show. there was a study released
june 3rd by the john hopkins university for gun policy and it said 85% of gun owners agreed to expand brady bagged checks. there's not a controversy, the american public made up their mind that the solution is to keep guns out of the wrong hands. >> i want to ask you about that. if that's the case why the resistance, it seems, to stricter gun and stricter bagged checks in washington? >> the resistance in washington is because we have a republican congress filling with too many lap dogs who feel beholden to the cash coming from the corporate gun lobby, and are not representing the will of the voters who elected them to keep the public safe. >> what do you think about background checks? >> well background checks - there was a background check run on mr storm when he purchased his firearm in april. that didn't do anything to stop him getting one.
there were background checks on the shooter at virginia check, at the aurora colorado shooting. and i don't buy the 85% of gun owners for expanded background checks. if you look at what happened in 2012 i believe it was, there were a total out of 75,000 people who were turned down on background checks. there were 49 people that were prosecuted telling me that the background checks are not accurate the records are not accurate, or the fbi are - the a.t.f. are not doing their jobs in stopping those people. >> i'm sorry, we have about a plant before we have to go to a peace real quick. i wanted to run this by you. sounds like you are saying heck these background checks are inaccurate they didn't stop other mass shootings, does that attitude fly in the face of what we typically hear that the only
thing - only way to combat a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with the gun. how do you identify? >> well you identify the good guy by the one that didn't commit the crime. the background checks - i didn't say they didn't work if you look at the money poured into them and the numbers thrown at us as prove of how it works, that's not the case. background checks that they extend to includes private sales-owned background checks on sales, and we are against that. >> when it comes to gun control things are simpt in japan, handguns are banned. there's heavy restrictions. firearms are few and far and between in japanese culture, so is gun violence. >> reporter: in japan, this is a rarity. a private gun owner. out on a hunt in the shadow of
mt fuji he only got his gun after passing some of the most stringent tests of any developed country. >> reporter: you need to take a written exam psychiatric tests, police will make inquiries about you. there's a lot of effort and it took me nine months to get my licence. >> and a licence only for a shot gun or air rifle. they are kept under the tightest security in japan's few gunshots. no hand guns or semiautomatics here. in america, the gun ownership starts with the law, the u.s. constitution, in japan it ends with it. a 1958 act says no person shall possess a firearm. if you want one, you have to show why. the result - japan has low gun ownership, and lower gun-related deaths. barely a dozen a year.
one for every 10 million of its citizens. >> japanese people are pass fists. they care for the others and are afraid of perpetrators. rather than fearing they may be victims of guns. they have chosen not to have anything to do with them. >> the few owners that exist know ownership is a privilege, not a right, making them conscious of the weapon in their hands. >> whenever there's an incident involving guns they make the regulations more stringent. that is why i make sure i never make a mistake when i am hunting. >> the only thing in danger from the weapon, the animal unlucky enough to be caught in its sites we are joined by jonathan hudson in washington d.c. and jerry henry in atlanta. i don't know if you heard that peace. >> i did. >> very good. bisi onile-ere is basically
saying in japan, they don't have this violence. you hear the statistic thrown out there for other countries, i'll throw one more statistic at you. from this week's 'washington post'. the harvard research center assessed the literature and found evidence that more guns means more murders, that flies in the face of something that both of you communicated. that we don't need - do we need less guns why isn't taking some of the guns off the street the answer. jonathan you first. >> you are right. where there are more guns there's more gun deaths. the center for disease control shows that south carolina have some of the weakest gun laws but the gun murder rate is 41% higher than the average. south carolina ranks number five among the states nationwide for gun homicide. there's plenty of people with a lot of guns but the murder rate
is high in south carolina, that's not the solution it's not like japan, banning all guns or banning certain guns. the solution is to ban all guns from certain people. the dangerous ones the brady law works. the bagged checks ban people we agree shouldn't have a gun in their hands, convicted felons rapists, fugitives, drug users, domestic abusers, and the dangerously ill from getting a gun in their hands, we agree on that, most americans grey on that, we are waiting for congress to do a job. >> jerry, you talked about gun-free zones - you don't believe in them. seems your solution is we don't need fewer guns we need more guns, guns everywhere. why is that the solution compared to taking some away. >> i didn't say that. >> okay, apologise. >> i said that we need - we need
to do away with gun-free zones. it doesn't mean everyone in there means to have a gun. but anybody that wants to go in there has to stop and think about whether someone is armed in those places or not. now, a couple of statistics given a while ago - 88 people die a day of gunshot. 59 of them are self-inflicted. when you look at the people spelt out by the other guest, if you look at the people that he listed i agree, they don't need firms, and they are not going to pass a background check. they'll get firearms from the street vendor from stealing them they'll get a gun. any criminal can get a gun, and they do get guns. >> no that's not how they get guns they get guns by serving the internet since sandy hook
we stopped waiting for congress to finish the job and expand brady background checks, and are winning the momentum of the american people making up our mind winning at the state level. six states since sandy hook's massacre passed expanded brady background checks on gun sales. last month oregon was the sixth state to do so since sandy hook. there are eight states nationwide that done so if you look nationwide there's 18 states with a form of expanded brady checks. it's time for congress to do the will of the american people. for the job to keep guns out of the hand of dangerous people by expanding brady background checks. they work. >> the laws that you got flow mentioning are not working, because they are nothing more than a gun registration scheme. if you can go back... >> you have 20 seconds by the
way. >> you can see several studies where they discuss with prisoners where they get their guns. few will go to a gun show and do it. they'll get them where they've been stolen off a street buying them on a black market. >> john than jerry, thank you for a spirited debate on a touchy subject in the united states today. thank you very much. >> thank you for having us. demonstrators shut down streets in the u.k. the anger is over the british government's plan to cut public spending. the story is next.
in the u.k. teens of thousands protested the british government's plan to cut public spending. the demonstrations shut down traffic and sparked tensions with police. neave barker has more from london. >> it's the biggest and boldest challenge to the conservative government since winning a majority since the general election.
in the heart of the financial district, a sea of banners and slogans, it's the banking system that these protesters blamed for exploiting society's vulnerable. a system propped up by prime minister david cameron's government. >> there's people from every different cause. people campaigning over health service, education, housing. all different things what we are saying is we want a different society, we want to end austerity, we are terrified of what the government will do and we want an alternative. >> through the have of the city past downing street here to the gates of parliament. the police on high alert for signs of truck. -- trouble. conservative party plans to introduce further spending cuts to pensions, public services and social welfare has enraged the left wing.
the conservative government says greater austerity is needed to stop britain living beyond its means and balance the books. >> trade unionists, environmentalists, students, civil rights groups, celebrities, some of the many thousands that have gathered in central london united by one key aim, an end to austerity. >> there's so much wealth in this country that is not shared proportionally. a lot more can be done by the rich. >> reporter: many here feel the conservative government is creating an unfair society, broadening the gap between rich and poor, and want the economic recovery to be driven by cooperation instead of competition. joining us to discuss the anti-austerity protest, and the movement is max, a professor of economics at the new school. professor wolf were you astounded by the numbers protesting. what did you make about the core of those there. >> thank for having me. i'm not altogether surprised, like a lot of places the u.s.
included a few years, it's been a period of rapidly rising equality. to add on top the notion that the economy will recover. we'll leave behind less affluent folks. it incenses people and people are watching what happiness in spain, portugal and greece. >> watching what is happening. is this less about the difficulties that people in the u.k. are facing and sending a warning to the leadership in the u.k., that people don't want them to become a bunch of austerity loving angela merkel much. >> it's a great question, probably both. when you have 150,000, 250,000 in london and tens of thousands in other cities there's a lot of complicated emotion. they are not all going to march
off the same him note there. most of them are worried that they are in bad shape. many ares folks of the cloth. this is about lifting others off. and building a society that is inclusive. make the most vulnerable. >> as we sit in new york i am sure you thu the question was coming, how does the unrest and what is going on in the e.u. how does it affect us over here. >> it effects us a lot. the european nations, they imagine it doesn't hurt us it would be hard not to notice it. maybe many have a fantasy that they'd be skinnier you probably have stuff you need babies in the bath water. >> it may be an arm instead of love handles.
>> it may be a tough trade off. we compete with the european countries, and part of what has happened is turmoil in europe made the euro cheap, making it hard for americans to export to the rest of the world, and made european goods in the u.s. with prices are more reasonable back when the euro was $1.50, not $1.10. >> it's been tense as to whether greece will stay in the e.u. what is the worst case scenario and how likely is that to happen. >> the worst case for greece is to disorderly leave and implode as an economy. i don't think they'll leave, if they do it's not clear that they'll implode. folks have not calls got the full story. the average person in greece is suffering. they have 50% unemployment. the situation is dire. watching that suffering is itself, almost a worst case
scenario, especially in it grows. >> maxwell, professor of economics at the new school thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> pt the united nations is warning of a dire situation for refugees. there are more than 60 million forced to flee their homes, syria is a big contributor, turkey bears the bronted. bernard smith has the story. these are the most basic of conditions for the latest refugees to arrive from syria. no running water, electricity, toilets or relief from the 40 degree heat. in this small park trees are the only shelter. the nearby camps these people want to go to are full. there's space in others, but they are hundreds of kilometres away. >> we had everything we needed before the war, a home a car. when the war came we lost everything. our house. i got injured. now we are beggars, waiting for handouts. >> translation: we suffer from everything here, no food.
no services. for children it is difficult to adapt in the heat. three have been bitten by scorpons i have shrapnel wounds but i can't get into hospital because i don't have a refugee i.d. more than 330,000 accommodated in camps. what were temporary residence are permanent fixtures dotted along the turkey border with syria. turkey has overtaken pakistan as one of the largest refugee countries. this is one of the first camps the turkish government built, it's more than three years old. turkey's aid agency says it has the capacity to increase facilities, should there be another influx of refugees. the turkish government said it had little support from other countries to cover the cost of hosting syrian refugees, saying
it spent $5.2 billion so far, providing food and water to these makeshift camps. >> everybody should be doing more. there are too few countries providing assistance to our relief and humanitarian efforts. it's a few western countries, it's a few - it's a couple of golf countries, but there are 50 big economies in acr, in north american europe and elsewhere. we need more resources. >> the u.n. says the massive suffering from syria's war made the middle east the largest producer and host of people forced to move from their homes next an emotional father's day reunion. >> no one should have a parent in here. everyone wants their parents to be home. sometimes that parent can't be
e series... fault lines invisible hands only on al jazeera america more it than 2. million children in the u.s. have a parent in gaol or prison according to pugh research. we have this preview of melissa chan's father's day story of a family's reunion with their dad and the emotional toll his incarceration has taken on all of them. >> reporter: with father's day around the corner, we decided to look at one group of children that will not spend the day with their parent. according to pew research more than 2.7 million children have a parent in prison. often the way the system is set up, inmates are far from their family, sometimes out of state. here we are in front of infamous san quentin state prison. there's a californian
organization with a program called get on a bus, providing financial assistance or a bus to get families up here every year ahead of father's day. we had the opportunity to speak to some families, including the moody family, it was a joyous and emotional meeting. >> i feel real great, a little nervous, because i haven't been with my family for a long time. >> no one should have a parent in here. everyone wants their parents to be home. sometimes that parent can't be there, you know. it's like... ..it's hard, because he's not there, and i want him to be there for birthdays and holidays, i want him to see me graduate. and the thought of him not being able to be there is hard.
he is my dad. i do love him a lot. i want him to see those things. it was definitely an intense and emotional experience, and in our report, we'll take a closer look at the trauma these children go through. there's research out there suggesting that the children of those incarcerated have a greater chance of ending up in prison themselves. in the case of eric moody's daughter, you just heard, she is a teen that overcame the challenges that her family faced . >> you'll see the father's day reunitons tomorrow night. also tomorrow imran garda and his panel debates whether america needs to spy on his own people. >> i would have acted differently if i had different information. >> he's amazing. you are changing your political
stripes in front of us. it's amazing. >> every single candidate in the g.o.p. side is distancing themselves from this stance, from the actions much. >> no they are not, they are saying they didn't know. >> if they knew now... she is right. >> no, they are not. >> i have interviewed every republican candidate. this is alexis. >> i do thing... >> they are not different. >> i am sure it's the same coming into your microphone i am sure it's the same thing, the same conversation. when i saw them interrogated not using enhanced interrogation techniques, on other shows, they have definitely begun to distance themselves, they understand that that is where the public is. >> lots of passion. you can watch the entire episode of "third rail" 6 eastern, 3 passiving. next, the pal patable moments from charles son, south carolina. -- charleston south carolina.
recapping the top story, new insight into the white man charged with the murders of nine black people inside a south carolina church. police are examining a web site in the name of dylann roof. on it we see him wearing a t-shirt with number 88. it includes a racist manifesto, where the author calls blacks inferior and tributes to the deceased continues, hundreds leave flowers at the a.m.e. church, and announce there'll be a service. thanks for joining us. i'm john henry smith, "america tonight" is next. we leave you with more poignant moments from the tragedy in
charleston. >> we woke up today and the heart and soul of south carolina was broken. >> i do belief this was a hate crime. it's the most dastardly act that one can possibly imagine. >> and we pray father that charleston will never be the same because of the love the commitment of the communities. parents are having to explain to
their kids how they can go to church and feel safe. that is not something we ever thought we'd deal with. [ ♪♪ ] [ singing ] on the weekend edition of muslim brotherhood. >> someone was going to call her. >> i wanted to be seen and have people hear me. it wasn't easy it motivated me to keep pushing. >> sara hoy with the man known as freeway, a hip-hop artist dedicated to act vis. and spreading an inspirational message. also tonight - from the grass rots. correspondent lis