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hunchback." she was born in ireland, and her green eyes earnt her the title of the queen of technicolor, a title she dispaced. she was in "miracle on 24th street", and "the quite man", with john wayne. i'm sheila macvicar in new york. the news continues with randall pinkston. [ ♪ ] this is al jazeera, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories - in texas, a storm so powerful a freight strain derails a deep sigh of relief in mexico, the country spared from hurricane patricia - the strongest hurricane recorded and we take you inside a democratic political event of the presidential campaign, it is in iowa, where 100 days from now ballots will be cast in the first presidential conquest also a deeper look at the
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riding cases of rape of india's women and young girls. a double dose of violent settings, remnants of the strongest hurricane to hit the hemisphere. an unrelated storm so fierce it derailed a freight train. jonathan betz is in colima state mexico with a look at what is it left of the hush. we begin with jonathan martin, where the main route between dallas and houston is closed tonight. >> that's right, you know it's a significant situation when crews shut down i-45, the main way to get from dallas to houston. it's been shut for hours. i talked to a crew member with the fire democrat. and he told me the interstate. 20 miles from here, is
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completely underwater. that is the area where they had some 20 inches of rain over the last couple of days, this is not just an isolated situation in one community in texas, but from waco, houston to dallas, it's been a rough 24 hours or so, where some areas got 50-20 inches of rain. you mentioned the train derailment. we want to show you video of that. a train that was going, again, in that area, texas, 40 miles south of dallas. it derailed 40-50 cars off the track. two crew members had to be rescued. they are okay. but that gives you an idea of how serious the flooding and rain was in the area. we have pictures, dramatic pictures of a rescue, a man was with his dog in his truck as the water was rising going to the top of the truck. he was in the car, his truck,
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waiting for hours. crews had trouble getting to him. they found him just in time and the man was rescued and taken to the hospital. we are dealing with not only a separate situation that happened over the last day or so, but the remnants of patricia are likely to come here in the community and into the area tonight and tomorrow. that is why there is a flash flood warning in many parts of texas and why crews and texas. it's a dangerous situation. thank you. let's go to the meteorologist. how much more in store for texas? >> in the day tomorrow, some places will see widespread afoot, and that is on top of what we had. there's always localized places that give you more than that. here is everything that is going on. we watched an upper system along
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the way, on the bottom edge of the boundary, and we have the gulf moisture. all of that, alone, was enough to set up the flooding situation we had, and on top, yesterday, we started to see periphery of patricia bring moisture in our direction. the storm, some of that has come in. what we can see is it opened up a corridor from the pacific, adding in to the other moisture sources, adding to the numbers. as i mentioned 12 inches, especially places like houston, on top of everything we have gotten. a widespread area of flooding across the area. more of that. the areas that we see in green are the potential, the reds are where it's happening now, but in addition along the coastline, there's reports of tornados,
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high winds. the watch is in effect until 10. here is some of that flooding. this is out of san antonio. and it is on the edge of towel of this. so about four to five inches, and you can see what that did. take into consideration that if you head to the north-east or south of dallas, some places saw over 20 inches. imagine how much worse getting 4-5 times that amount of moisture can be. that's why we are watching this closely. i mentioned this was at the tail end of a front. the northern edge is moving along. it's bringing showers through the great lakes into portions of new england. we'll see that move. into the day tomorrow, watch the north-east, bringing showers along, the stagnant portion moves, but moves slowly enough to cause flooding in areas. so watch that risk for the heavy rain to move to louisiana, and mississippi over the next couple of days, in the meantime if you
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are under the cloud cover and rain, if it doesn't make for a warm forecast. houston, temperatures of 70 degrees, into the day tomorrow, because of that moisture well, mexico dodged a raft of hurricane patricia as a category 5 storm. heavy rainfall could pose problems. al jazeera's jonathan betz joins us live now from colima state with more. >> this was a monster when it hit shore, believing the damage was not worse. patricia is dumping rain over western mexico, as you see behind me, this is a stream that you can cross on your feet. now it is a raging river. early this evening, the president of mexico toured the zone, thankful that so many left ahead of the storm, and without question, credited the
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evacuations for saving a lot of lives. >> reporter: patricia defied all expectations. first with its size, and then with its mercy. >> ports confirm that damage has been smaller than those corresponding to a hurricane of this magnitude. >> reporter: patricia broke the records, exploding from a tropical storm to a category 5 monster in 30 hours, becoming the strongest heir cane recorded. >> we are talking about a hurricane that threatened to damage in a serious way. >> it slammed into mexico with winds and rain. >> triggering flooding. mudslides and washing out roads and causing damage along the villages. >> the truth is that the it took
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a lot of trees, and it is all okay. and tens of thousands evac vuted. including 15,000 tourists. many rode out the storms in shelters. >> i feel a lot safer. >> it's largely staring at the bigger cities. >> we were expecting rain. due to the lack of a wider canal, so the water can be discharged, we have flooding. >> as patricia weakens and moves inland, the storm threatsens, with fears of heavy rain and flooding. >> no reported deaths and no major injuries, a miracle considering the size of the storm, the largest recorded as it made rain fall yesterday. >> the government appears to have done a good job of getting
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people ready for the storm. >> and the president earlier this evening toured the impact zone assessing the damage and the needs, promising that supplies would be delivered. but satisfied with how the damage is unfolded. not as bad as expected, and credited the evacuations, 1,000 shelters, tens of thousands of people took shelter, without question the president and the government were concerned about this. they feel the warnings were heeded, saving a lot of lives. >> jonathan betz live for us in colima. >> secretary of state john kerry says a deal is in. works that may help ease the violence. new security steps after meeting with jordan's king abdullah and mahmoud abbas in imam. the plan eases fears that the
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status quo is changing at temple mount in jerusalem. >> prime minister binyamin netanyahu agreed to an excellent suggestion by mahmoud abbas. to provide 24 hour film of all counts providing visibility and transparency, and that could really be a game-changer in discouraging impinge were disturbing the sanctity of the holy site. >> james galvin is a professor of middle eastern studies. he is skeptical that surveying the status quo will quell the violence in the long run. it's the occupation. the whole point of what is going on now is
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the whole point is there are no talks, the p.l.o. withdrew from the talks. mahmoud abbas withdrew from the talks. there's nothing going on, there's no hope. there's 19-20% unemployment among arabs in jerusalem. so, therefore, al-aqsa is an important national symbol for sure. there are more important things that are going on. thousands of israelis rally for peace in tel aviv, calling for an end to the violence. andrew simmonds was there. these men are from the peace rally. there are several thousands filling the square and all the way along the main highway which is closed off in downtown tel aviv. peace goes back to 1978. they are calling for the government, attacking binyamin
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netanyahu for his qualities. they want a 2-state solution, they want peace talks, and they say there's no way that there can be security without a political solution. with me now is a member of peace now. you are a member of one of the opposition parties. what is the main objective of this demonstration? >> the main objective is to tell the government to go back home and to tell them the only way to secure the citizens is by agreement with both sides, peace agreement between two independent states. >> it would appear that the two sides couldn't be further apart right now. >> the central issue seems to be settlements and obviously issues like occupation, second to that, settlements that are illegal in international law. what is your stand on that.
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>> we say all say, since 1978, it should be evacuated. or if the palestinians agree to another agreement. they have to evacuate. unless there is another agreement between both sides. this is a problem for israel and palestine, and we must bring an end to the problem. . >> that is andrew simmonds reporting in tel aviv a 2-year-old child is the fourth to die after a car ploughed into a crowd at the oklahoma university. 12 others injured, 25-year-old odesha avery chambers was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. she is in police custody. school officials decided the football game against kansas would go on, and the victims were remembered with a moment of silence. >> the families, i know, and the
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victims will never be able to understand this, nor will we. the family pulse together. unfortunately we had to do it before, and we'll do it again they've had to cope are tragedy involving a plane crash in 2001 and 2011. they are treating the accident as a homicide and will not know the cause for several days. >> next - a deeper looking at rape in india. outrage after disturbing reports of an attack on a 2-year-old girl. >> what kind of delhi is this. what kind of animals are these. >> are new laws helping to protect women. join us live, documentary film-maker and via escape a journalist and activist - a deeper look coming up. coming up. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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it's saturday night, time to take a deeper look. tonight it's the rise in rape cases in india. the recent news of two little girls gang-raped in new delhi renewed public out rage.
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there has been a spike in secular assaults, and they are doing what they can to stop the violence. critics say more must be done faster. roxana saberi has this report. >> reporter: police investigate a site in a new delhi suburb, where two teenagers abducted a 2.5-year-old girl. tests show she was raped. she was left bleeding in a park. >> translation: what kind of delhi is this, what kind of animal is these. >> reporter: on the other side of the city blood stains where police say three men gang-raped a 5-year-old girl. the latest to cause outrage in india and around the world. three years ago the gang rape and murder of a medical student on a bus in new delhi led to wide-spread protests. in a documentary film one of four men convicted blamed the victim. india's government banned the film this year. but that attack led to new laws on sexual assault.
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the new dehli chief minister says the city is doing what it can. >> but i feel the police play the biggest role. they need to help women feel safe. we are trying to help them. >> police say they put more female officers on the streets, and are working harder to protect victims of rape. >> police get the statements before a magistrate earlier. that means the statements of the witnesses and victims are gaining a lot of credibility. >> official figures show rape is on the rise in india. from 2004 to 2013, the number of recorded rapes nearly doubled to around 34,000. last year that figure rose to just under 30,000. many victims don't report being raped. the stigma is too high. some women and girls say the police are insulting. >> translation:
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. >> some people have taken matters in their own hands, during a rapist out of prison and beating him to death joining me is lesley, the film-maker behind the documentary and via skype journalist and activist reyna. rape occurs in nations around the world, what is it that sets india apart? >> well, i think what sets india apart is a denial that we live in they these tackle regular culture, and we are not willing to address it. >> you said rape is very normal. >> it's pretty normal, is happens in the rural areas. when this incident happened in delhi, there was a huge outrage. what we do not realise is that
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many rapists happen in india in the rural areas, in tribal belt that are under-reported. we refuse to acknowledge that it is a problem. and it's the reason rape is on the rise. lesley will agree with me. when she tried to release the phil, th film, they tried to ban it. some things were unacceptable because it exposes the mind-set of an indian male. i'm not going to make a statement of them as that. we are only trying to cure the symptom, and not the tees, we are not trying to sensitize the people or the police officials. the find set in the area. for instance, two months ago i got a call from someone in a
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mumbai hospital that wooden bits were inserted in the anus of a 2-year-old girl, and it was under-reported. some cases do come to life which have been reported, which, of course, lead to a national outrage. what happens after that. >> let me ask you to hold the point. i want to get to my other guest. as you saw in roxana saberi's report, she gave an excerpt from your movie. the movie "india's daughter." i wonder that rape case in 2012 set the table for us. can you give us a summary of what happened there. >> a young woman of 23 dared, as it were, to break the restrictive rules that should apply, say, patriarchal indian thinkers, to a young woman, she
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dared to go and see a movie after dark. she was with a male friend who, as one of the defense lawyers tells us was neither her husband nor her brother. >> that was illegal? >> it's not illegal, but it goes against the grain of patriarchal dictates. a girl should remain home, bare children and do the housework. as the rapist tells us in the film, she had to be taught a lesson. they say it clearly. >> she's coming from the movie, and the other men think it gives them the right to sought her. >> yes. >> in your documentary you interviewed a man convicted of rape and murder. we'll play an excerpt, and we warn the audience you may find what you are about to read and here?
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[ ♪ ] this is not the excerpt this we expected to show you. there was a point where the - the accused, the guy convicted said that someone reached their hand inside the young girl and
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pulled out her intestines. how could they? >> i'll tell you how they could. they saw her as of no value. and at the end of the day that is the real reason for atrocities and violations of human rights, be they the human rights of women and girls, or the human rights of all races, all religions, it's about value, if you don't ascribe value to a human being, if you are told a human being is a cockroach as the hutus were told about the tutsis, you can go and rub them out, stamp on them. it's the same with women and girls. if you are taught from the first breath you take in the world that a girl is of lesser value than you, if you watch the dismay of families as a girl child is born, and they commiserate and promise next time it will be better, you'll a
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boy, if you watch your sister eat last, you are taught by society, programmed that a girl is of lesser or no value to yourself. >> back to the journalist in mumbai, reyna, in the documentary there's an interview with a defense attorney blaming women and says if you put your diamond in the street - meaning girls - you should expect dogs to pick it up. this is a man who is educated, has a law degree. how do you explain a callous attitude towards women by anyone but especially men who presumably have the benefit of some culturation. >> until recently the chief minister of the state india said if women need freedom why don't they walk naked. it's a state with the maximum
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number of female infanticide. you can understand the mind-set of a large section of people who consider this as not a great offense, who consider a woman as, you know, a woman who had to be subservient, they have no right to speak. this is a mind-set. a year ago there was a rape in a car. in an uber car. the indian banned the uber service. they did not ban any other car, they are not trying to change the system, where a woman must be protected from a man, but she cannot venture out alone or have an opinion. this comes from this type of mind-set. this is fuelled by the hindu
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film industry, in which the individual female characters are treated as an object, who are either an object of display, tit illating or the grieving, crying, helpless woman in most films. this acts as a stereotype that women are week, and we can get away with whatever we do to them. plus, there are no laws in place which can deal with increasing rape cases in india. >> you have just talked about political leaders, we want to go to one leader, who has been criticized with these comments. comments from mohammed, kahn, a senior leader of pradesh. he said children are raped because of mobile phones, and the accessibility those phones provide to pornography, and
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today he said he's not against technology, but stands by the comments. do you think others share his point of view. >> well, unfortunately, a good section. indian politician feel in a similar manner. we had politicians in india caught washing pornography film in the parliament of all places. this is unfortunately the mindset that one has to deal with. as i said earlier, if the chief minister of the state says if women in india need freedom, why don't they roam naked. this is bizarre. there's absolutely - they are not contained. they are not contained by people, by the prime minister, by the governor. they are given a free hand. there is condemnation, and things go back to normal. >> sorry to interrupt. i want to get ms adwin in here. changing law assist one thing.
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enforcing law is something else, but there is a thing about attitude and behaviour. >> absolutely. before i speak about that, because that is the bottom line. this disease, as reyna said, and i applaud you for your insightful and brave comments, the one thing i must point out is this chief minister - when it suits him, labels pornography as a cause, right. pornography is one of the causes. but let us look at what the indian government did recently. it banned some 4, 5 weeks ago 897 pornography sites. my heart leapt with joy when i heard that news. from a week there was an outcry from indian men saying you cannot take away our pornography sites, we have the right and privilege in our own homes to do
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what we like. hey, we are a democracy, and we don't trample on freedom of expression and free speech. this government that continued the ban on my film which asked for a change for the better for women and girls, asking for a free and equal and safe world for women and girls, maintained the ban, and lifted the ban on the pornography sites because of the outcry within a week. what message are you sending to the world, really, what are your priorities, what are your values. . >> and what should be done next, top priority? >> top priority is to change the mind-set. rape, programs in the home. attacks. killing. these are all symptoms of the disease. the disease is the mind-set of gender and equality. we have been patriots, and until that changes, and women share in
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the decision making in the world, and the power is equally distributed, nothing will change, and actually let me make the point here. given we are talking on al jazeera america, at least india has article 14, according equal rights to women under the law. america doesn't have that yet. the equal rights amendment act in america has not been ratified yet. we women and girls are absolutely on the bottom of the heap of the world said concerns and focus. that has to change. the only way to change that mind-set is through education. it's the prime engine of progress. and i'm working on the solution to the problem that the film identifies. i'm advising the u.n. human rights commission on this, and the answer is to bring the missing third dimension to education. we are educating our children's heads. we have neglected to educate
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their hearts. we have not taught children the value of another human being, moral values, respect, gender sensitiesation, and this is the problem. until we do that, there'll be a systematic comprehensive and committed basis and make that education compulsory, if it's compulsory to learn math mat. >>, it must and should be compulsory to learn report to another human being. >> do you think your film will be seen in india? >> yes, i do. i'm certain it will. i'm optimistic despite four adjournments of a petition to the delhi high court. chief justi chief justice rohini who adjourned it four times. i can't believe they are not independent of government. this has not a single leg to stand on, it will be lived. it is bringing shame to india and must be lifted.
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>> closing thought for you as we prepare to close out this segment. >> i'm in absolute agreement with what lesley just said. one, we have to change the mind-set; two, the process of education starts from the kindergarten wherein boys say listen, you are not supposed to cry, that's for women and girls, they can, but you are not, you are the stronger one. this message this we give our children, that needs to be changed. we have to turn to respect. women are equals. it's not - women can cry and a man cannot cry. this is a mind-set in india. the mindset needs to be changed. and, of course, the caution of media in india. they are cases in urban india, but refuse to go in the rural areas where double the number of
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rapes happen with no access to police investigation, to justice and to addresses. that is my thoughts. >> thank you very much reyna in mumbai, and lesley in studio here in new york. footnotes - the men who have been sentenced to death are still awaiting the conclusion of appeals, taking another two years. and there is no small irony in the fact that india is one of the few major democracies in the world that had a woman as its prime minister. >> there are exceptions to every rule, but now we need women prime ministers across the world to make the right decision and pull us out of the moral crisis we are in as a world. >> thank you for being with us. you're looking at a live picture inside one of the most influential democratic political event. it is in iowa, where 100 days
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from now ballots will be past in the first contest of the political season. >> from the testing we have done it appears the harmful chemicals are not removed later, environmentalists say tainted water is used to grow vegetables you might find on your dinner table.
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>> governments secretly paying ransoms. >> we were told never to disclose that they actually paid. >> are they saving lives or putting more at risk? it's 100 days from now, america votes in the
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presidential race when iowa votes in the caucus. donald trump went to jacksonville taking aim at hillary clinton, and scorned the "wall street journal" and rival george bush after a poll was published showing trump leading in iowa. ted cruz met voters in marshall down iowa, and campaigned with dr ben carson, continuing his book tour. hillary clinton relied on star power for a fundraiser, at the iowa jefferson jackson dinner where 6,000 party faithful are attending. she brought her husband and pop singer katy perry for a concert for supporters.
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[ singing ] and former president clinton reminded the crowd why he believed they should vote for his wife. >> the security of knowing why he has an education, that you can afford child care for your kids, they can have actions toz prekindergarten, that women get equal pay for equal work, no one that works more than 40 hours a week lives in poverty last night bernie sanders hosted a rock and deburn concert in davenport. basil is the director of the state democratic party and a former senior aide to hillary clinton. eight years ago 2006, then senator clinton, as you know, was expected to just run away with iowa, and then along came a former senator president obama, who made a speech what that speech catapulted him to victory, and ultimately on to victory in the campaign.
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you were part of the hillary clinton's inner circle. did you see that - did anyone see obama coming? >> there's a lot of people that did. it's interesting, and i was pillaried for this. back in 2007, after he announced, i wrote a piece or commented to a reporter writing a piece about barak, that i thought he could win if the hillary clinton campaign didn't do certain things to rack up the activity particularly among the young professionals seeing president obama as a beer, particularly those of colour. oo. >> what is hillary clinton doing this time to make sure she's not up-ended again. >> she's running a tighter campaign. she's a lot more engaging with the media, and even though she ranle campaign of experience in 2008, versus the campaign of hope and change. i think in 2016, experience does
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matter. voters are looking at that, especially when you compare it to what the republicans are doing on the other side. voters are looking at someone. >> it's interesting all of the polls on the republican sideshow the opposite. they don't want anyone with experience. how do we explain donald trump and john carson leading the preference polls. >> i think donald trump and ben carson is there because they mix things up, they challenge the institution of politician, there's truth to that. democrats and republicans want someone that is not so institutionally grounded. >> isn't that hillary clinton? >> i think she has the experience, which is a little difference. she's got experience with d.c. she has experience on the international stage, but i don't think people see, i don't think voters see her as so embedded that she's willing to change on
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a com promise, i think on the republican side there's a lot of leaders, whether they are members of the senate or government who have been around. do you think hillary clinton will separate herself from president obama. who in some circles, or will she use the service to boost here chance for victory. you see her take chances on ttp and kee stephen. >> aye gains. >> against the administration. you'll see her do that a little more. if joe biden was in the race, it would be an interesting dance she'd have to do because whatever positions she would take, he would have to carry the torch of the administration. right now she's free and clear to take some things from the president obama administration that she likes and reject what she doesn't like and present it to the american people. >> we have to ask will bill
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clinton hurt or help her, especially given the fact that we know that republicans will remind everyone about, shall we say, the shadier side of his administration. >> well he is a 2-term president. the standard bearer of the democratic party. i know president obama is the president baut bill clinton is the standard bearer. no one can promote or better the position so i think he helps for her. >> thank you, we hope to hear more from you as the campaign progresses. >> it was the biggest heist in american history. >> there was a hold-up of historic proportions. >> they call it the goodfellow's trial, and it is under way in new york. plus, you could eat fruit and vegetables grown with water discarded by water companies. environmentalists sound off
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a trial 37 years in the making god under way in new york this week, it's the case of refuted gangster vince sent osaro charged with the loov
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thensa heist. that became a hollywood block buster. >> reporter: it's the matter immortalized in "the good fellows." >> these are the guys put together for the loouth than sea heist. >> that's the movie version. the actual heist was in 1998. >> a gang of armed robbers made off with $5 million in cash, and another million in julie from a cargo building in new york. >> authorities are not saying more than they believe is to be the largest robbery. 40 years later vincent appeared in a brooklyn courtroom on trial for his real-life slow in what was a record rip off.
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investigators found a black van, but never found the loot or caught the robbers. that was thanks to of the mav mafia code of silence. >> from the start, the authorities now who did it, and how it was done. the problem was getting - inding and convincing them. >> cracks in the code led to osarrow's day in court. witnesses against him include mobsters and cousin cooperating with the government. monday prosecutors call them a gangster through and through, a man that lived a long life of crime. >> there were a lot of snitches. people owned up. they were getting, they say, dropping a dime. at that time that's all it took to make a telephone call. the fbi and the police were getting a lot of drop dying on who was involved. >> the defense team calls the government witnesses distrust
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worthy turn coats, telling jurors when necessary they'd lie to each other and to save themselves. once a liar, always a liar. >> among other crimes, including arson, extortion and racketeering, he was accused of strangling an inform and to death with a dog chain in 1969. the partner in the grisly murder, jimmy bourke, the mastermind, played by robert de niro. the real bourke died in prison in 1996. >> most of the people involved in the case were killed, bumped off, knocked off or died a natural death. colorado theatre gunman james homes was attacked in prison. earlier this month he was jumped by another inmate as they were escorted down a hallway at the
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colorado state penitentiary, 27-year-old mark daniels lunged at homes. he was not injured. daniels has multiple felonies and will be charged with assaulting holmes and a correctional office. >> concerns about crops that you eat grown in california, it puts a spotlight on farmers using waste water from oil drilling to irrigate the films. as jennifer london tells us, environmental groups are asking questions about it. >> it is scary, i'm a vegan, i heat crops. >> what i would like to see is certification that the food that i'm eating is safe. >> i don't see how you could want to eat something tainted with the chemicals. >> if you have oranges, grapes or almonds it's liking taken from california's central valley. and this is the water used to help with the crops. if you think the black shiny
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sheen looks like oil, you are right. the water district buys 21 million gallons each day from chevron. 90 farmers use it to irrigate the fields. it's been happening for two decades. as the drought worsens, some environmental groups are asking what is in the water. >> the pipe where it comes out. that is from the chevron pipe. >> scott smith took me on a tour of the irrigation canal. chevron treated the water and considers it clean. still you can see and smell the oil. >> the strong smell of oil that is overwhelming - what is that telling us? >> it's telling us that there's dangerous volatile chemicals in the air. >> we take this... >> smith spent a lot of time here collecting water samples for testing. >> from the testing we have done. it appears as though the harmful chemicals are not removed.
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>> what are the chemicals. >> they include metha lean chloride. acetone and dicloral benzene. the chemicals in the water are considered toxic, poisonous and cancerous. >> have you tested the crops. >> the preliminary testing came back with c 20 to c 40 hydrocarbons, known as diesel range organics or oil, that matched up with the same chemical. >> we wanted to ask those in charge if the levels are harmful. but the state's lead regulatory agency for the oil and gas industry forwards all questions to the water quality control board. that told us to talk to the regional board declining a request for interview. the california department the public health said more data was
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needed but referred questions to the regional board. the department. agriculture say they don't have jurisdiction. it leads lus to a cooperative from farmers who divvy up water to 90 farms. this water is good and safe to use. >> when we go along the canal system, we can smell the oil. a lot of times there's a bit of an oil slick. >> what are the booms there for. >> they are there to contain oil that may come through. it's not a perfect process, there may be some oil coming through. very small amounts. they'll contain it so that it doesn't get out into the innovation system. >> most oil fields produce oil. >> chevron did not return phone calls or emails, but in the promotional video said using so-called water is safe. >> through the process the water
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and oil virtually separate. >> and public records show in april chevron conducted tests that found elevated levels of acetone. unlike the water defenses test, found no traces of meth lean chloride. >> why didn't they test from the beginning, to see if there are remnants of production in the water going to the crops? >> they haven't tested for oil and greece in the water. they were below the standard set by the regional board. that's as far as any of us looked. >> should you have looked further? >> the regional board are putting together a task force or technical advisory committee to look into other things we should look at to see if the water is as safe as we think it is. >> why weren't they required from the beginning? >> they were not required. >> soil and irrigation scientist says he believes the water is
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safe and without it 90 farmers would be forced to fallow their fields. >> we need to find a drop of water that is suitable and will not be a problem for human heath or plant health, and allow us to irrigate the crops, because we do not have enough water. >> the issue of using produced water makes farmers scitish and is not something they want to talk about. we reached out to more than 20. the major city didn't return our phone calls and none wanted to be interviewed on camera. the farmers may not want to talk, but shoppers at the farmers market had plenty to say. >> people feel helpless, they feel they don't have control over the crops. >> well it's a blue light special tonight all over the world. next - a global celebration of
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the 70th anniversary of the united nations. tions.
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it may be dark, but the skying are still blue. landmarks around the world have been lit in the primary colour, among them the empire state building. the purpose the celebrate the 70th anniversary of the united nations. u.n. under secretary kristina gallach about the goals or the next decade. >> we have to face a tremendous payment of challenges such as climate change and development. it needs the support of the member state. those are key changes, how to get the support, and at the same time how to ensure things are done in an efficient manner. >> more than 200 landmarks around the world have been lit in blue for the event. thank you for joinings us, i'm randall pinkston in new york.
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