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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm airpor erica pitzi in for jn siegenthaler. license to marry. same sex couples in one kentucky county celebrate as the county clerk digs in. the world watches as thousands of refugees pour into europe. tonight the unfolding crisis and the demands for action. safe haven. we take you to baltimore where a
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library at the intersection of violence spring protest, provides sanctuary for the most innocent and vulnerable. plus finding nina, a new appreciation for one of america's great illustrators. we look he at the work and with it of al hirshfelt. we begin in the rural kentucky county at the officer of a national discussion on same sex marriage. today gay couples in rowan county were finally granted marriage licenses after a standoff that has gone on for months. kim davis, the county clerk, is still in jail and remains defiant tonight. her lawyer says any licenses granted without her are worthless. diane eastabrook has more. >> the rowean county clerk's off
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was open today, issuing marriage licenses the first couple to get one was gay. minutes after they did james yates and william smith junior braved a crush of cameras, making their way to the counterto apply for a marriage license. they had tried five times before, and had been refused. after signing their name, yates and smith became the first gays ever in rowan county to get a marriage license. >> tell me how you feel. >> really happy, we can breathe. >> the deputy county clerk helping them was one of five who promised a federal judge on thursday they would abide by a court order demanding the office grant offices to everyone, including homosexuals. but his boss, county clerk kim davis, still refuses. she is citing religious belief and sits in jail.
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>> god denounces homosexuality. >> reporter: even though rowan county is now granting marriage licenses regardless of sex, there's proaflt against i proten the courthouse lawn. >> god doesn't change, jesus doesn't change, the wrath of god on this nation. >> they're not preaching love, they're preaching hate. >> while the county clerk remains outside, her husband joe stood outside the courthouse to show his support for her. >> how long does she plan to stay in jail? >> for as long as it takes i december. i don't see her -- i know she won't give in. there's no give-in, in her. and i'm very proud of her. i back her 150%. >> outside groups have been raising money for davis's legal
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expenses and this afternoon the liberty council held a prrchtios conference outthe jail. >> she loves the job and she intends to serve them well and has already done that. >> rowan county is in compliance with the law but now two other counties say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples. but it was a celebratory day. >> happy. >> are you proud of your son? >> yes very proud. >> the couple hopes to marry within the next month. >> not 100%. it depended on when we got it.
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>> these offices issuing licenses, they are allowing the media frenzy to die down. diane eastabrook, moorehead county. >> refusing to issue divorce papers. enhancement county judge jeffrey atherton says the highest court has deemed kentucky courts unable. >> joining me is areva martin. good evening to you. we have seen two stories with related cases. the judge has said he will not release kim davis until she has
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complied with the law. >> what she's hoping is that the governor will somehow change the law, in the state of kentucky, currently as the law -- as she understands the law, in order for those marriage licenses to be issued, they have to bear her signature. and she wants the law to change such that the clerk's signature is not required for marriage licenses, she and her attorney says that's a compromise, therefore she would be able to do her job, not violate religious principles by signing licenses for same sex couples and therefore get her out of jail. >> does that apply to any licenses that are being issued now are not valid? >> that is her position. she has issued a statement telling her clerks that all of these licenses they are are issuing are null and void. those assistant clerks who are issuing these marriage licenses,
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so i don't know if these couples are marrying at their own peril. if there later will be challenge or issue with respect to whether they were in fact legally married in the state of kentucky. but the governor is saying, keep going clerks. >> we've learned the liberty counsel is representing her pro bono. the authorities say she was jailed to compare her with martin luther king, jr. your thoughts? >> that is very disturbing to me. this woman is no martin luther king, jr. martin luther king, jr. was about the law and following the law. this lady has purposely chosen to disregard the highest court of the land. the united states supreme court has spoken and when you are an elected official such as she is, you don't have a choice you don't get to decide which laws you agree with, which laws you decide to obey. you're mandated by virtue of your position to follow the law. you may not like it.
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there are lots of laws that many of us don't like. but as an elected official, as swunsomeone that represents the government in that state she should be following the law and definitely not comparing herself to martin luther king. >> let's talk about the tennessee story, in this case a judge is refusing to grant a divorce for a straight couple siting the latest supreme court ruling. let's see, it would appear that the tennessee's judiciary would await the u.s. supreme court, what is not a marriage or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage. areva, what do you make of this reasoning? >> i'm going to scratch my head. me and my fellow legal pun di ps are scratching our heads.
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somehow justify not ending this divorce, divorce where they've gone into court and said, look we have irreconcilable differences, we want to be divorced. somehow he doesn't at all mention divorce to justify his decision not to grant a divorce. i think it's a lot of politics going on and a lt of people tryinlot of peopletrying to levs and opinions. >> all right areva martin, an attorney in los angeles, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> hundreds of refugees are on their way to austria, they started their trip on foot. they were offered a fleet of buses to take them to austria. the austrian chancellor says his country and germany will allow them to cross the borders. andrew simmons has the story.
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>> there is a lot of rowing going on. you probably see an orange glow behind me. that is the first of four buses and there are something like at least 150 so far refugees who have boarded three -- two of those buses. there's a man blocking the entrance of the third one. he is insisting that no way should anyone trust the hungarian authorities. various people are trying to convince him that this is a real deal this time. that this is going to happen. but frankly, it's very hard to convince a lot of these people that it's actually taking place. and they're still not sure whether or not, even though the offer's been made by austria and germany, whether or not hungary will let it actually happen. what they're concerned about they're saying that these buses have to have no police on board and they have to be watertight arrangements to get them to the
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border, hegeshalom which is a border town where these buses are supposed to be going. more to come because there is at least 1500 people here and also buses arriving overnight and the early hours of saturday morning at kaleti station in budapest itself. >> hungary has become the epicenter of the crisis itself. mohammed jamjoom is at the station where the standoff is finally coming to an end. >> reporter: the dread and despair only grew throughout the day. we want to leave screamed this syrian mother, please let us leave. she and her daughter two of the many who escaped death and destruction at home. i have a two month old baby aboard, as tears streams down his face, my family needs help. we need to get out of here.
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24 hours after the standoff began these refugees still refused to leave the train that had stopped in hungary. when i asked them where they wanted to go, the answer was clear. some weighed their travel documents, others held up signs. where is humanity, read one. they begged authorities to let them continue their journey, and implored the media to shine a light on their suffering. while hungarian riot police prevented people from getting too close to the train, a refugee passed me a note, asking to make their story known. boys exhausted by the life of a refugee. water was eventually distributed but refugees said they needed much more.
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when an empty cargo train pulled up our view was obscured and communication became much harder. fears grew and hundreds fled. a short distance away we came upon this. medics attempting to resuscitate a pakistani refugee who claptsed after leaving the traicollapsede train with his brother. it's a terribly sad situation. we're just about a kilometer away from the train that the refugees had been on. a few hundred have since left and from what we've been told they're scattered all around right now and the police are looking for them. back at the platform, tensions only rose as refugees were rounded up. taken off the train they briefed would deliver them to freedom, put on these buzzes to a destination unknown to a future full of uncertainty.
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mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, bicske, hungary. >> three-year-old elon kurde. drown along with his three-year-old brother and their mother. as they tried to get to greece. the father who survived said he does not plan to make another attempt to get to europe. president obama is trying to reassure the saudis about the iran nuclear deal. mike viqueria joins us live from washington. good evening to you mike. >> hi erica. it was a meeting at the white house marked by words glowing of mutual respect. in the end the meeting appeared to reach its aim, to get the
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relationship between saudi arabia and united states back on track. palpresident obama met the kingl manhimself in the drive. moving past agreements how to deal with iran's nuclear ambitions. >> we'll discuss the importance of effectively implementing the deal to ensure that iran does not have a nuclear weapon. while counteracting its destabilizing activities in the region. >> reporter: with the saudis now publicly backing the iran deal and with mr. obama fresh from victory in his battle to save it in congress, the focus is curbing what both consider destabilizing actions in the region. >> translator: our region must attain stabilization.
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>> considering a $1 billion arms sale to saudi arabia. the sale would include mixes to monetize on the american made f-16s flown by the saudis. >> the saudis want to first and foremost make sure that the u.s. military is going to maintain this security umbrella that we've been providing since, basically since saddam's invasion of kuwait in 1990. >> as the two leaders met, both backers and foes of the saudi regime squared off on pennsylvania avenue. police were forced to keep them apart. the source of the confrontation, the situation in yemen. the saudis are leading a bloody campaign against heulg houthi r. saudi foreign minister said his country was trying to stop the suffering but he accused houthis of using aid shipments to smug weapons and intentionally
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bringing on the crisis. >> want to exacerbate the humanitarian suffering of the yemenis when in fact their behavior is leading to these humanitarian calamities that are taking place in their areas. >> reporter: it is the first meeting of what became flown as the snub, when king salman cancelled a trip unexpectedly in may. >> i think this is in a state of recovery right now. i think both nations are eager to put some of these differences behind them, get back on a firmer footing and start getting into a closer state of communication on strategic issues, as well as energy market issues. >> reporter: and at that press conference, pronounced that saudi arabia was satisfied with obama's explanations of what is
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in the iran deal. in the end it will contribute to the stability and security of the middle east. erica. >> all right, mike viqueria live for us at the white house, thank you. saudi arabia has been increasing oil production, sending oil prices plummeting to record lows. as patricia sabga explains it's alt part of a plan. >> reporter: driving down oil prices to gain an advantage. the strategy driving saudi arabia to pump oil full tilt into a market already awash in cheap crude. >> the saudis are looking at the global market and they're realizing they need to take some starch out of the u.s. shale oil production and that started to happen. >> the world's largest oil exporter with its greatest proven reserves, saudi arabia can pump crude more cheaply than u.s. shale oil producers. an advantage that's seen recounts in the u.s. plunge and
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u.s. oil production fall by some 300,000 barrels a day between april and june. but it's not just market share driving saudi strategy. low oil prices undercut the kingdom's archenemy iran which is poised to cash in on its sizable crude reserves as sanctions are explicitted as part of the iran nuclear deal. but the saudis obsession with containing iran is costing them more than just oil profits. the kingdom is waging a costly war in yemen against houthi rebels riyadh believes are backed by iran, conducting air strikes against i.s.i.l. campaigns that combined with other budget demands have taken a $77 billion bite out of the kingdom answer foreign cash reserves and tabbed debt markets for funding. >> i see no indication that the
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saudis are ready to make any change in their policy of maintaining market share and keeping prices at these levels or even lower. >> with around $650 billion in cash, the saudis have plenty of money to make up for lost oil profits. but with oil stock piles high and global demand for crude flattening, the saudis may be forced to reconsider their strategy sooner rather than later. are patricipatricia sabga, al j. >> well it was another rough day on wall street. the dow dropped 272 points down nearly 2%. one reason: the monthly report from the labor department which showed weeker than expected jobs -- weaker than expected job data . today's losses capped the dow's second worst week this year. up next: line of duty. a text deputy shot to death in
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cold blooremembered hocold blooe was in the community. >> the syrian gicial held by her mother near the macedonian border this week.
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>> thousands attended the funeral of text deputy darren goforts thigoforth this week. robert ray is in houston this week for us, good evening to you robert. >> reporter: good evening, erica. a 21 gun salute, police helicopters, flying above the second baptist church, thousands of police officers in attendance from across the country. a mourning widow and her two children and a hard day in
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houston. [ bagpipes ] >> reporter: thousands packed this auditorium to mourn the death of harris county deputy sheriff darren goforth, gunned down last week while he was fueling his patrol car. authorities have a suspect in custody but are struggling with the motivate. antipolice rhetoric on display in demonstrations and on social media. >> evil now takes the initiative and attacks someone because they just happen to be wearing the blue. >> but in the wake of goforth's murder, an outpouring of folks from across the country lined the streets and filled these seats. >> i am deeply moved. i was moved when i saw how many people showed up. i'm so deeply thankful to every human person, citizen who showed
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up. >> raymond delos santos grew up with the officer. >> he was well loved by the public, by the people he had to deal with and put in jail because that was darren. >> sheriff ron hickman stood close by as the flag wad removed from his casket. and vowed that goforth's death would not be in vain. >> i will not stand by and say what a slaim, wha shame. what i will do, i will not abandon them or allow them to be weakened because we have one of us taken from among them. >> as goforth's widow kathleen made her way past well wishers, a boyhood friend's parting message. >> he will be missed, i'm going to miss him greatly. >> weighed against the strain of
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mournful bagpipes. now the alleged killer shannon miles is locked up. he is 30 years old. the next court appearance is october 5th. we do not know a motive right now. in words of one of the officers we spoke to today, that thin blue line just got a little thicker. acrea. >> robert ray live in houston thank you. services for an illinois police officer shot to death this week will be held monday. thousands are mourners are expected to pay their respect to charles gliniewicz. up next, the trump effect, a confrontation with hispanic protesters and what it says about the trump campaign. how baltimore teenagers are finding respect from the public
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library. and our picture of kathleen goforth, widow of the deputy laid to rest today.
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hi, everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm erica pitzi. what they say could have a big impact in 2016.
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finding sanctuary, as the riots raged in baltimore the library offering safety and security in a summer of unrest. plus, stroke of genius. >> his work appeared virtually everywhere for 82 years. >> the life and lasting work of illustrator al hirshfelt. donald trump has pen talking tough on immigration, inspiring some and angering others. things got physical in new york as a security guard for the republican presidential candidate scuffled with a protestor. it is a sign of how personal this is for some and how divisive this candidate has become. >> ladies and gentlemen the next president of the united states. mr. donald j. trump. >> applause from supporters. anger from critics. donald trump's campaign has people talking and here in new york fighting. this was the scene outside trump
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tower in midtown manhattan where a security guard took a sign away from protesters. trump make america racist again. then this happened. as one of the protesters pursued the guard. trump's campaign is reportedly looking into filing charges against the protestor. trump's relationship with the hispanic community is becoming more difficult. >> in certain sections you have to have a wall. by the way, the wall will save you a tremendous amount of money. but absolutely there are areas that you have to have the wall. >> reporter: last month at a news conference he argued with jorge ramos before having him
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removed from the event. now, kept host hugh huett. >> who is zawahiri and al julani and al baghdadi do you know who the players are without a scorecard donald trump? >> you know, before we get to office they'll all be changed. >> trump denounced huett called him a third rate broadcaster. >> what is your take, ray suarez? >> the longer donald trump is a presidential candidate, the better handle he's going to get. not only what these kinds of confrontations accomplish but perhaps how they hurt him and how they might be handled bett better. it's not straightforward that this is necessarily something that he would authorize or
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endorse. but it does show when you're a billionaire who has lived inside the bubble and you've lived that way an awfully long time you get used to living a certain way and your people to handle situations a certain way which is very different from the way a candidate for public office has to have a public posture. >> do you think he's going to start dialing back his strong rhetoric say against immigration? >> no, but that's a hit to the campaign an avoidable error you might say. that has brought him a great deal of success, a great deal of attention and a great deal of support. so i don't expect to see that change much. the further we get into this campaign he's going to be asked and he's going to have to answer more uncomfortable and more specific questions about some of the plans that he's unveiled regarding the 11 plus million people who are in the country illegally but we haven't gotten
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to that stage of the campaign yet. and right now it's just airy proposals and very hard to achieve goals that he insists he can pull off. >> let's talk about the latest poll showing 82% of hispanics view trump unfavorably which is up nearly 20% from last week's gallup poll. do you think this so-called trump effect is making it harder for gop to attract hispanic voters in general? >> this does provide a tremendous opportunity for other candidates in the race, if they want to counter-program against donald trump in this part of their overall presentation of their positions to the public. you have to remember: the number of latino voters in the republican primaries across america is a very small percentage of the entire vote. so for any candidate trying to figure out how to handle donald trump at this juncture it's not clear thanotclear running agains
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positions is really the way to go. >> let's switch gear to the democrats. you did an entire ho show on a potential joe biden run. yesterday the vice president got emotional. let's listen. >> the factor is, can i do it? can my family undertake what is an arduous commitment that i'd be proud to take under ordinary circumstances. but the honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> what do you think ray? is he going to do it? >> i think when joe biden says that you can really believe him. he knows better than almost anybody on planet earth how grueling this process can be. it is not only physically demanding, it's psychically demanding. it's not something woe jump into lightly. yes in politics he's a happy warrior and nobody loves the
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game more than joe biden. but right now with the death of his son, with the need to take care of his family, committing yourself to that and now, 15 months of that, is not something that you're going to just jump right in with both feet. when he says he don't noaa yet, i believdoesn't knowyet, i beli. >> thank you so much, ray suarez. you can catch his show every night, "inside story," 11:30 eastern 8:30 pacific. now to baltimore, a safe haven and a area plagued with violence and protests. a library. vital to the community. adam may is live in washington more. good evening adam. >> good evening, erica. it all started at the end of april when rioting broke out and the nation watched in disbelief as hundreds of businesses were
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looted and burned across the city. in the middle of this chaos there was this glass building that was left virtually untouched. that building was the corner library. we wanted to know why that building was so protected in the midst of the riots. what we discovered was a place offering home, a better future, a place that is helping to save baltimore. derrell simmons has to walk some of the most dangerous streets in america to where h he finds safety. the enoc pratt free library. >> somebody got shot the other day. i feel safer in here than out there. >> the library sits at the corner of pennsylvania and north avenues. the epicenter of unrest back in april. that's when protests turned to riots after the death of freddy gray.
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killed after police allegedly gave him a rough ride in a van. rioters looted and destroyed dozens of businesses. the images broadcast around the world. ever since, violence has engulfed baltimore. june and july have been the most violent months in decades. the city recorded its 200th murder in august. >> come on in.
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>> mullaney townsend briggs is the manager. >> this library needs to remain in this neighborhood. this library is servicing young people, servicing adults, people who don't have jobs can come in and get on the computer and apply for jobs. >> reporter: you opened up the day after the riots. kids come in here and they're reading books. >> uh-huh. >> as broken glass is all over this city and police are up and down this street still. what do you think brought those kids back in here? >> i think at the end of the day, they felt that this was a place that cares about them, puts them first. i think the community saw that, you know, this isn't just about being a library. this is about being a safe haven. >> what you saw inside the library there just really denice the stereotypes from -- defies the stereotypes.
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one of the poorest zip codes in the state of maryland, where one in four kids are living below the poverty line, a kid was involved in a shooting but inside that library kids sitting there reading books. there were kids that went there every single day this summer before they started school the other day erica. >> adam you've herrera done some reporting on the heroin epidemic in baltimore. just how bad is it? >> we have a special coming up tonight on al jazeera america, and the medical director says, almost one person dying every day from a heroin related death. called the heroin capital of america. it keeps that title today. the health commissioner
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unveiling a very radical plan, we take a look at it. she wants to make this drug available to every single heroin addict in bloar in baltimore. >> adam may, looking forward to that special, thank you. dennie hines is a practicing attorney and a former baltimore city prosecutor. thank you for joining us, from washington, d.c. we just heard that powerful story about how young inner city kids say the only safe place for the kids is this single library. an 11-year-old boy says he absolutely does not go out at night. how does that make you feel to hear this? >> you know erica this is my home town though i live in d.c. it's devastating to hear what's happening in certain parts of baltimore. it is not everywhere but it's
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definitely in west baltimore and east baltimore and certain other parts of the city. it's devastating. i want people to have hope in my home town which it doesn't look like there's a lot of hope in certain areas of the city right now. >> let's focus on the months following the unrest after freddfreddy gray's death. we know arrests were down, homicides went up. and the former police commissioner said this week and i'll quote him here, part of the crime rate increase was that police officers took too need and they are doing that like other officers. do you agree that the police have pulled back, and is that a good or bad thing? >> well, you know, the police erica went from one extreme to the other. they went from an extreme of overpolicing, excessive policing, abusive policing and then after freddy gray's death and six baltimore police officers were arrested and charged in involvement in his death then they went to the other end of the spectrum.
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residents couldn't find a police officer in their neighborhood. and so yes, i heard also, when former commissioner anthony bats said, they took a knee. they were nowhere to be found. that's started the decline that's going on now in terms of the surge of the crime. it was there festering and fostering and boiling up. i think what happened was it just exploded and the police started the explosion. >> all right so let's broaden this out here debbie. the city has seen the highest homicide rate since the 1970s. can you pinpoint a single reason for this increase or is it a combination of issues including potentially the heroin epidemic that adam may our correspondent was just talking about? >> right. i don't think anyone knows a specific reason. like in everything we're always looking for that one thing. what was it that caused it continuum i don't think the mayor knows i don't think the
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police commissioner the former or the current one knows the real reason as to what's causing it. i think it's a variety of things, basically started with the police officers taking a knee not doing job they were supposed to do. i think it was a points of all the socioeconomic situations that were going on in the city, 27% of the people are living below the poverty level, you have the drug problem, during the riots and unrest in the city there were over 80 or 50 pharmacies that were looted. all of that kind of bubbled up and created the perfect storm so to speak in terms of what happened in baltimore. but it's not really just those reasons. it's so many other reasons that i think have been festering and fostering and just ultimately came to a head in april this year. >> how do you fix this? do you start with law enforcement, the court system, education?
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what truly needs to be done to try sort of reverse this? >> well, i think that where we can start is, it needs to involve as many people, engage as many people of the segment of the population as possible. i mean the police are still looking at it as a them-or-us thing. they have a war room in baltimore and that just creates an aura of it's the police against citizens. what we need is to engage all facets of the community. what i'm talking about is engaging the police, engaging community activists, 300 black men that are trying to go out every day ortho it's not quite 300, trying to go out every day engaging social workers, drug treatment, dealing with the socioeconomic problems that are there because all of that is leading to where we are right now, having the drug treatment we've been talking about, having jobs having training and we are talking about strange more than
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anything. the police officers need to strain how to deal with the community in bloarp. >> all rightbaltimore. >> former baltimore city prosecutor debbie hines, thank you for joining us. >> thank you acrea. >> why hillary clinton's trip to puerto rico is so important to her campaign. and the unmistakable style of al hirshfelt.
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>> hillary clinton is apologizing for her e-mail scandal, well, sort of. mrs. clinton told msnbc for all the confusion over her e-mails but she with not i apologize for using her private e-mail server. and offered tepid support for the iran nuclear deal. >> i believe the agreement is by no means perfect, it is some kind of validation for iran, my view is don't trust and verify. but it is a very important step. and it is better than the alternatives. >> both hillary clinton and republican presidential candidate marco rubio are on the campaign trail. jonathan betz is on the campaign trail with them, good evening
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jonathan. >> hi erica. hillary clinton is at the medical center here in san juan. the audience here is very valuable to the candidates. since puerto rico's struggling economy is putting a lot of pressure on the mainland. it's been called the showdown in san juan. two presidential hopefuls arriving the same day. promising help in very different ways. republican senator marco rubio held a public rally largely in spanish. he blamed puerto rico's liberal policies for its failing economy and took a stand against allowing the island to declare chapter 9 bankruptcy. >> i don't believe chapter nine would solve puerto rico's problems. the same thing that would sof washington's problems is to restructure the way it spends its moan.
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>> restructuring $73 billion debt, an option available to american states but not to a territory. democratic candidate hillary clinton arrived hours after rubio. >> i think her plans were on her server and it was wiped clean, we're not sure. >> she focused on the island's health care crisis by visiting the san juan hospital and holding a round table discussion. nearly two-thirds of the island reliance on medicare and medicaid, programs that have been drastically cut here. >> it's unbelievable how you can be an american citizen and be treated differently in so many different ways. >> the funding here is capped. unlike in the states. >> we pay the same social security. we pay the same medicare tax. so basically, we want to receive
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the same benefits from what we are saying. have. >> reporter: so many more puerto ricans live on the mainland than the island. it is at the last the compare is focused on. >> not necessarily here, but in the largest swing state in the country. erica. >> jonathan betz live for us in san juan. thank you. welcoming up in the next hour: a special and personal journey to japan. roxana saberi joins us now with a preview. and this really was a personal assignment for you. >> it was a personal assignment, a great opportunity. we actually went there first to cover the 70th anniversary of the bombing of hi hiroshima.
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it was the first time in 70 years i went back to my mother's home land. the look at atomic bombings, the question of identity inside the country, japan's government says just over 3% of children born in japan each year have a foreign parent or parents. the reigning ms. japan is half african american, first half black japanese woman to win the title. i asked about the criticism she faced, from some people, who says she doesn't deserve the title. >> it wasn't such a big surprise for me but of course those kinds of comments don't make me feel good so i try my best to turn them into positive motivation. >> also in the next hour i'll share my personal reflections on going back to japan. as we were just saying she is
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beautiful. >> absolutely. what was the most powerful moment for you during this trip? >> there were many powerful moments you but the most powerful was the night of the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on hiroshima. you and i were talking that night i remember. but there were messages of peace and hope on lanterns and people would set them on the river. that was a tradition. i thought there was a sense of common humanity. >> you felt connection with those people? >> i did because everybody had the message of peace, no more war, no more bombs. >> all right excellent. you can watch journey to japan tonight, 9:30 eastern, 6:30 pacific. it is a powerful piece. al hirshfelt, being the subject of a hirshfelt was considered to
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be a stamp of approve. tonight's first person report. >> al hirshfelt was one of the motion iconic artists of the 20th century. his work appeared virtually everywhere for 82 years. hirshfelt has a number of iconic pieces that everybody knows. the poster from my fair lady with george bernard shaw operating marionettes of remplex harrison and. >> he doesn't really do caricature in the way it's usually presented. it's not pejorative. he doesn't use gross anatomical
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distortion. what he's most interested in is capturing the character of individual performers or entire productions. anybody over the age of 25 today has a pretty clear record of looking for ninas. he became a father of a little girl, he named her nina. he thought joke had run its course and he stopped doing it. but he got so much mail, saying, i spent all sunday looking for nina, where is she. so he kept doing it. he didn't have a formula. if he thought it was something he had done before he would put it aside and start a new drawing. he one said when he was rushed to do the complicated drawing, when he had time he did a simple drawing. he continues to have a huge
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influence on the art of our times. >> that's the news for this hour, thanks for watching. i'm erica pitzi. the news continues next with antonio mora. have a good night. >> restoring. >> we given' a family a chance because some of the houses are bein' rebuilt. >> can they rescue their city?
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