that's the law. for decades many states have viewed life sentences to be a just punishment for juveniles who participate in murder but that is starting to change. deborah labelle is an ann arbor based attorney leading the fight to reform juvenile sentencing laws in michigan. this is one of the most deeply flawed parts of our judicial legal system what to do with children we have turned away from the juvenile court system and the concept of rehabilitation of children for no good reason. there has been a series of decisions by the u.s. supreme court to understand how children must be treated and punished differently than adults your argument first this morning in case ten nine six four six million versus alabama mr stevens. in two thousand and twelve in the case of miller versus alabama the court said that mandatory life without parole sentences
for children is simply wrong and they said it would be the rare child. that would ever be sentenced to life without parole because we can't predict at the front ten that a child can't be redeemed just weeks after the supreme court's decision in miller michigan had its first chance to interpret the new law and that's our second story the case revolves around where it was only sixteen when he. shot to death a pizza delivery man in flint. the city which consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous in the country. david is the district attorney who prosecuted john with where i first got elected i never anticipated that i would have perhaps the most difficult district attorney job in america we've had record homicide rates and per capita. annually in the top three of the most violent cities in america. this was one of the most heinous cases.
total. killing. david quinn was the prosecutor on call the night that the pizza delivery man michael nettles was murdered he prosecuted the case against john wick where david we always felt that this was premeditated we always looked at the evidence and felt that this was a setup. correct. there are now thirty minutes waiting for the piece to be delivered based sat there in platen skiing and planned on what they were going to do. they were pretty much lying in wait when mr nettles arrived. he was pretty much led to the slot. they told me give up the money and give up to pete. and mr nettles didn't put up any resistance and did the entire bag and walked away. or he was sat in the back. from the porch.
going back to his vehicle and from his vehicle pulling out of the drive he was shot in the atack. his cousin was in the vehicle with him which is going on a lot of law to get to the store to get something for want to ensure. i want. to get it down where you. know where the problem is. that it's going to be. numerous bitch shell casings in the driveway was blood all over the car mr nettles expired right there. horrific horrific crimes . he was unarmed he was working for three dollars an hour. plus tips
mary fortune and they shot him for no reason. prosecutors charged the teens with first degree murder and sought the maximum adult sentence. however under the recent supreme court's miller ruling the judge now had a choice life without parole was no longer mandatory in fact the supreme court said life without parole for juvenile should be quote uncommon but despite the new law join with we're still receive the maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole he didn't adult crime he's got to face an adult child. i've come to flint to meet jodi hemingway joins attorney to find out more about what happened the night michael nettles was murdered influence most dangerous neighborhood merril hood. this is the area where do one grew up you can see
there's a lot of abandoned housing buyers and went no is no way. i wouldn't be here after dark. if i do i had to be here every day of his life he didn't have a choice. this is the house where when the call was made to the pizza delivery place the delivery vehicle would have pulled into the driveway here and this or not most probably came up to the porch. this area. michael nettles arrived after dark to an empty house the teens approached him from the back yard so they could ambush him several of the boys including joy on carry guns. mr not on state the pizza and just backed away he did what he would you know what they asked and the other co-defendants just shot him eight times at that point i think too i knew that was going to happen. at
trial there was conflicting testimony about who fired the shots that killed michael nettles what was not disputed was the fact that you one carried and fired a twenty two caliber rifle and that the fatal shots were not fired from his gun olive the shells that were recovered from the vehicle and from the body were consistent with a forty caliber weapon which can't be confused with a twenty two even though there was sufficient evidence to prove that you ones bullets didn't kill mr nettles he was the only one of the teens that later confessed to his involvement in the crime the rest of his coconspirators either pled down to lesser charges or were acquitted due to a lack of evidence and was the only teen convicted of first degree felony murder. i do and it's jodi having me i know i am still marlins or are you.
out how old are you actually now. and how long have you been there. four years. when did you start hanging out with the with your friends who ended up doing that crime with. a. sense of. right. anyway. do you ever think about michael nettles. if you could talk to his family what would you what would you tell them. right. when i met with she went on i saw
a young man who had fieri immature short sighted insight and his involvement with this crime dr karen noel clarke is the psychologist who evaluated you on and testified at his sentencing hearing she won and many adolescent criminals tend to him and very little appreciation for long term consequences they are much more driven by immediate gratification then the ultimate cost to their lives the lines of their families to the lives of the victims and the ard fieri fieri caught up in the moment the u.s. supreme court's miller ruling focused heavily on the developmental differences between adolescents and adults citing recent advances in near a science that suggests adolescent brains are not yet fully developed when it comes to impulse control planning ahead and risk avoidance adolescents and young anally among and it should not be denied the best of their lives for actions that were
taken at that period a few nights perhaps he wasn't fully developed in his prey as some of the experts may say however i just don't understand anybody who could be so insensitive to the life of another human being to me that is such a heinous and grievous of facts that you have to go away for a very long time. eighteen years ago salomon tabo was sentenced to life without parole for his role in the murder of sixty one year old rodney corp a convenience store clerk in west grand rapids sallis advocates say that he is mature. third from who he was at sixteen. now thirty four he has turned his life around in prison studying to be an ordained minister and even marrying his childhood sweetheart laura laura has stood by his side since the day he was arrested and hopes that the supreme court's miller ruling can someday lead to
a chance of parole for her husband. to better understand solace troubled past have come to his old school to meet laura and one of his former teachers john a d. all right so these are yearbook photos from when we were in middle school together. that's his seventh grade picture. and you know back then yeah we went to school together from first grade three eighth grade i watched him as a little boy just you know being fine and energetic and full of life and i just kind of watched him change from a happy person to someone who is more angry invested in coal or do you have people who know us well. oh i'm i know that just knowing him most of my life the core of him is very sensitive and gentle and kind you know it is hard what do you you know tell somebody that you know he's in there like he did and we're fully honest about his skill and his participation and i think that again shows the core of his heart
that he's willing to be that honest how do you feel about having taught him and seeing the path he went down as a shocking to you that he went down this road well one of the things that i have learned is that a lot of the students go through a period where they are really trying to find out who they are and what he believes i know salo wanted to please he wanted to be accepted and because of some of the difficulties at home i think he really long to be loved. i remember he was telling me the story about his parents' divorce scene it really affected stahl there's a hill behind our school and he went up to that hill and he said he just sobbed and sobbed and sobbed and when he was done crying he felt this anger developed any came down the hill and student. being a little boy who was broken he decided to be a tough kid that was mad and angry. the fact that he did this. and there's a way of knew it and. sometimes it's really heavy. he helped
take somebody's life and therefore he owes a debt to society. and he try really hard to be very considerate towards the victim's family members because these crimes are very serious and some of them are extremely heinous. i would hate to have somebody to that to my family member or myself. our family with fear yes with these kids i mean absolutely enraged they even asked for them many of the shadow stephanie mitchell was only fourteen when her great uncle rod the core was murdered my uncle rod was very caring he would do anything for anybody and was often remember him laughing and. when he entered a room you knew it and everyone enjoyed having him around. were my grandma was watching the news and she you know she seen it and. she knew it was him because his loafers. on the
starter and all you could see was this. one that's how our family found out about it. during the trial two of these boys they were just so heartless about it they would turn back and just laugh at our family. i mean are you kidding me i feel anybody's family would want to see justice be served then we did. at the time of sentencing judge dennis colin the had two choices send sello as a juvenile which meant release from prison in five years at. twenty one were sentenced him as an adult but at the time it mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole. lawyer larry fail and pleaded with the court to give salah the juvenile sentence but judge kalinda chose the adult life sentence.
today the two men have agreed to meet me at a local diner to discuss the case for the first time in fifteen years wasn't montel though the only juvenile that you for the way for life you know i must admit i don't remember how many fortunately it wasn't a lot and you guys i guess had a little bit of a different view on whether or not he should have been sentenced as a juvenile and you can you talk about that issue well i i i about the just sentence was. the juvenile the judge had a differing opinion that stopping to the state was. the wrong decision. i would i want to see that i disagreed with larry as to what to just sentence was the question is what was the legally required sentence i still think that for that crime five years was not enough you had a choice and you didn't like the choice and so you took the choice that in life it was an easy way out. for
a judge that's the easy way out. but if you let. me there was nothing easy about it i do think it's a valid point but five years is a little light from her dad sentence would never have stood for a court of appeals and supreme court would have changed it and we'd be right here and you'd be asking me exactly the same questions how do you know what the court of appeals is going to say or the supreme court's going to say you know as well as i our courts get great deference to the trout. under your theory when no juvenile whatever when. it's good i can think of i can't think of any scenario and any juvenile under that system at that time. that whatever way proves the flaw in the law that regard your right what do you think would have been a sentence if the option to a life with paul or life without parole fairly confident that i would have said. life i don't like the idea at sentencing that we predict for ever what somebody is
going to be like for decades judges like dennis callender have grappled with michigan's mandatory life without parole sentencing laws for juveniles convicted of murder in two thousand and twelve in the case of miller versus alabama the u.s. supreme court banned mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles. but the court did not specify whether the new law should be applied retroactively to cases like sal as that question was left to the states. michigan now finds itself in a heated political battle over what to do with the three hundred sixty three juveniles already serving mandatory life sentences in its prisons. with over forty thousand people killed under his rule it took twenty five years to bring him to a court of law but why assume long was such a brutal dictator considered an ally of the west reporting to the congress that
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two thousand and twelve in the case of miller versus alabama the u.s. supreme court banned mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles but the court did not specify whether the new law should be applied retroactively that question was left to the states. michigan now finds itself in a heated political battle over what to do with the three hundred sixty three juveniles already serving mandatory life sentences and it's prisons. i believe the supreme court made the right decision recognizing that you should have a blanket policy cross the board when you're talking about juveniles if it was cruel and unusual to have a blanket policy a juvenile life sentence why doesn't that pertain to everyone who was sentenced prior to miller versus alabama. republican representative joe heydemann has sponsored a set of bills that would mandate new hearings for all juveniles who receive mandatory life sentences prior to the supreme court's miller ruling.
retroactively was important to me not freedom not a community sentence not anything that would say that they're definitely coming out but in the spirit of miller at least have recognized that these three hundred sixty three people in prison deserve a second look. good morning the committee on criminal justice will come to order in august of two thousand and thirteen the michigan state legislature held a hearing on the issue of retroactivity many victims' family members came out to voice their opposition to the proposed legislation. this guy was killed by sixteen and a half year old he took his gun put it to the side of his head pull the trigger they want to bring their loved ones home. future cases i think i can somewhat understand going back releasing these people who have already been sentenced and have those to relive that i just can't understand from my family it has been twenty three years twenty three years of being constantly reminded or living the nightmare
of what happened to my brother not all of the victim's families oppose the idea of giving a second chance to these juvenile lifers stephanie mitchell grandees of rodney cork spoke in support of retroactivity my deepest condolences to all the families out here there are some that that these people don't need to be released but there are some that do in certain circumstances the prisoner does deserve a second chance in two thousand and eight sally road to run the corpse family asking for their forgiveness he received no reply three years later after a local newspaper published a feature story about his life and answer finally came. many missteps any iraqi court scrutiny. after the grand rapids press published your article there was something you said that touched me if i had to make a choice i would choose forgiveness from the victim's family over getting out of prison that is why i would like to start this letter by saying we forgive you.
after writing to sallow in prison stephanie connected with sal as wife laura and this teacher. six months ago stephanie visited sallow in prison for the first time . i'm a. family. now . i asked him some pretty hard questions i think for him to answer probably one of the hardest things for me to hear was did he see my uncle. before that day. and he did he buy a pack of gum from him earlier that day and he could have told me no i never seen. calling my mom and how sorry i am and while i don't ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha i still have a hard time how. i feel prison has helped alone and so many ways he grew and he changed a lot but i think part of that growth and change was the fact that he was seeing a future and. possibly never coming home i definitely think a middle ground sentenced would be sufficient for him but i don't think it's would have been enough for who he was at that time. was there a turning point in prison where it all started to make sense and you decided you were going to turn your life around to change to who i am today definitely wasn't like an instantaneous thing but it was definitely a process. here as i stand here they have by no means been enjoyably here but it's been totally necessary to bring me to the point where i am today. salo is the real thing he is a role model in that prison he is truly what we want our corrections department to
produce is an example of why the system needs to be changed is that he's an example of why miller says alabama happened. the michigan state legislature eventually passed a bill ending mandatory life sentences for juveniles but did not vote on retroactivity leaving that issue unresolved until the michigan supreme court makes the ultimate decision. i'm disappointed we were right back to the old stereotype of we need to punish people and that punishment is an eye for an eye. flint michigan consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in america it is here that thirty three year old pizza delivery man michael nettles was robbed and shot to death by a group of teenagers. during the ensuing trials there was conflicting testimony as
to which one of the juvenile offenders actually shot and killed mr nettles as he tried to escape but only one of the defendants where was ever found guilty of felony murder for the past four years one thousand year old with where has sat in prison sentence there for the rest of his natural life. what was it like a no growing up in. flint radicals are about growing us a little bit to believe anything like that i have a surviving. so i just. have a feeling of this way did you ever feel scared or threatened. by me that a lot of times noticed. i have always chosen to get out of rocks where i go. tell me about your mom i hope when a bad guy would just say. he got a jab but the checking it out looks. like.
a care. home. sonya burks has been working her job at the laundromat for almost nine years despite recent health problems including a broken arm she never misses a day. and for taking time off a have dollar counts so come to our would be a thing on a bank to these days her biggest concern is making enough money to support you one in prison right now he needs a care package so which i need the money together or not it is like eight on us is essential but is why our. own person needs something that's all what the ex nobody from the. son has stood by jus one side from the time he was arrested four years ago for his participation in the murder of michael nettles.
and was only sixteen at the time when the police could not question him without her consent. and care. and are now higher. and his interrogation method is part of the crime. and implicated the other teens. this confession all but guaranteed a conviction. and at trial a jury found guilty on four counts including felony murder which carries a sentence of life in prison. because of the u.s.
supreme court's miller decision and it down just weeks before the trial life without parole was no longer automatic a parole bill sense was now possible joined had a right to a sentencing. to weigh all the factors at play in this case it was the first miller hearing ever held michigan miller versus alabama through everybody in the prosecution world for a loop i realized we were going to have to prove to the judge that this young man deserves a sentence of life for all i was on the record the people the state missed the bus to wild and one week where a case number went to the judge archie heyman would have to hear testimony from both sides were guarding john's culpability in this potential for rehabilitation the prosecuting attorney david quinn was adamant that joe one was a murderer and a threat to society and sought the maximum sentence of life without parole. john's attorney joey hemingway argued that you won was not the actual shooter who killed mr nettles and his traumatic upbringing matched the mitigating circumstances laid
out by the supreme court therefore she argued he deserved a parole a bull sentence my role was to develop a picture of who he was who he had been how certain external things in captive who he had become his mom seems to have tried very hard to keep her family together but there was a two year span that she did not work because he'd been laid off and then i think he was home. beginning in first grade joy and attended seven different schools in eight years missing an average of fifty six school days a year his school history was fraught with field here he was virtually illiterate he always felt rejected by school and he got in a lot of fights in eighth grade john was suspended for one hundred twenty days for hitting a school security guard after he was suspended from school it sounds as though he did virtually nothing and home that was structured or productive and he spent his
time on the street he started using marijuana and ecstasy and other drugs and if you don't have positive role models thin that's a pretty high. huge hurdle for you to transcend the prosecution made its case by bringing up a serious offense from john's criminal past but this time if you propose exhibit number three admit it which is a copy of flint least complaint number zero seven zero four zero seven seven for. the carjacking incident. he had criminal activity back to a.z. eleven this was not something he did not want to this is his everyday routine now yes he had a tough upbringing but he still had to have known right from wrong he had to have known that you don't aim a gun at the back of a massive man who has done nothing to you and to trigger. homicide.
but you want is not the person who killed my car madeline's tell lacke him up and throw away the key for his wrong is disproportionate to what he did and it's not cops to show after two days of testimony judge heyman delivered his decision as to where in my opinion is capable of rehabilitation because of his youth and also because the reports seem to indicate that he has made some progress i would tend to believe that that factor weighs in favor of mr witt where but having said that i think the circumstances of this offense are a grievous he was in the thick of it he assisted and therefore is just as responsible for the killing as the shooter is he is showing very aggressive violent behavior that fact always against mr mike where i think his family life has been chaotic and unstable i think it has put him in a position where he probably would be a threat to society that fact also weighs against mr white where so it is the decision of this court that on the one which is the felony murder the sentence him
to life without the possibility of parole. and i do that with a very heavy it took a lot of thought to come to this conclusion but after. reviewing everything and all the testimony that it is the right thing to do in this particular situation. the whole thing was turned on a tad into mitigating factors were used as a way to say all of these obstacles to his rehabilitation existence he probably can't be rehabilitated and the exit it's the opposite i don't see how the judge can say that you're one who's too far i think that it's sixteen it's a little too early to write him off for life michael. doesn't get a second chance. he's for george and don't get a second chance to have. all those arguments against life without parole. while i understand them they don't move me towards saying that this man or somebody in
a like position should get a last or stop. the three hundred sixty four the juvenile sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in michigan a number that continues to grow despite the miller ruling miller says who among us can decide what child at the front end is irredeemable you cannot tell what's going to happen so then to have him serve the rest of his life in prison is deeply flawed interpretation of miller and also really impugn the integrity of our judicial system in march of two thousand and fourteen the sentence of life without parole for juveniles was challenged in the michigan supreme court the court was asked to determine if it is ever constitutional to lock up a child for the rest of his life for felony murder and to redouble teaching judges i think that are used to just sending these kids off that it's a new day and hopefully the michigan supreme court will say you can't do this.
in march of two thousand and fourteen the debate over juvenile sentencing finally reached. michigan's highest court. three cases heard here will determine how michigan moves forward when sentencing juvenile murderers. there you're going to show us just as the supreme court decision over very business was going to grow nitrogen. as soon as a solution in this town or one of the cases being argued raises the question should life without parole ever be an appropriate sentence for juveniles convicted of felony murder exactly the crime both shallow montell though enjoy one with were in prison for the development of the woman has suggested that where you have circumstances where the correct is found no intent to kill felony murder aiding and abetting there needs to be a protection from these most extreme sentences that punish has consequences to every test i just don't see how you can categorically say that as family members
have less frame with even a premeditated murder and not give life that prayer in the situation another case will answer the question left unresolved by the u.s. supreme court should the miller ruling be applied retroactively in other words should the three hundred sixty three juveniles already serving life without parole be given a new sentencing hearing and the second chance of freedom at least at the court in miller chose that's where it's very carefully miller did was make a mandatory life sentence unconstitutional not a life without parole there is no one currently sitting in the department of corrections in the state of michigan on a punishment american out of problems that's a key to keep you know what made it clear that the right of individuals sentencing has led to widespread mismatches between culpability and therefore inaccurate sent basically so we've got three hundred sixty three juvenile white first right now sentenced under the old scheme who are serving an inaccurate sense as this point is if the option of sentencing these young people to life without parole was taken
away it would be a very bad situation even if you can suggest that somebody might be rehabilitated you still have to first and foremost keep in. mind the victim and the family of the victims any sentence less than life without parole could potentially re traumatize them hopefully air missions supreme court down to the right thing and recognize we need to take vengeance out of the punishment of our children and we need to focus on me and our taishan surely we can rehabilitate and bring them back into society. where he and fellow are going to live together when he comes home sunday. laura montoya has spent the last three years creating a home for her and her husband salah should the michigan supreme court vote yes on retroactivity salame i finally get a parole hearing and a chance to come home hard in the us this is our this is the room where you get to
choose on colors he tells this really bull brand and it's really full on the ceiling is a full purple which i try to talk him out of it and he was like i really really want it there although i don't know if this year i will let go of every ounce of control i want to have laura has known sallow for most of his life from his happy childhood through his trouble that the lessons to the reform man he has become even though eighteen years ago he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole she has stood by him faithfully four years ago they were married in the ceremony held in prison. just a fraction of all the letters that we have and thirty billion of our relationship starting from you know when you're fifteen and sixteen. my history you know really a lot of history here. on the fence for many.
thing called the parade of missing. children. give her parents and my parents grandchildren you know. their flame biggest fear. returns about being a. spectator. how we treat those who break our laws how we treat those in prison is really a reflection of how we are is a society and what does it say about us that we're willing to let people die in a prison so without looking at them is it possible there's a child so damaged that they will never be able to come out i don't know no one can predict but we should have the concept that there's redemption and rehabilitation and we should structure a system that tries to get them there is soonest possible. you're involved in something that resulted in a death the group thought about it in advance it wasn't an accident in
a fair and just world when you think would have been an appropriate sentence. that i got our. names. back. i think the system works i think the system worked in this case i think mr work where should and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole where things need to be fixed is before we ever get to the situation where when where has a gun in his hand we need to do a whole lot better job of educating our children of educating people not to have children if they're not in a position to raise them appropriately those are societal issues that we're really
not addressing that's where the system's broken criminal justice system works just fine. there are people out there was a wild boy he did something terrible you know why should he get a break and you can you explain. why people should think about giving people a break or a life without parole says the juveniles you know i feel that i would love to be free but at the same time realizing the weight of what i've done my stance is one of of asking for mercy and asking through that recipe for a second chance. to michigan stream court doesn't rule the miller case to be retroactive so i would have just some disappointment you know because i would love to feel to have that second chance i've grown so much that i do feel that i'm ready to be free again but it's the same time i definitely have peace with how god is using me here because the opportunity to serve others here. i would just
continue to try to make a difference if i spent the rest of my life here that's what my life will be. about fifty thousand people were arrested under a policing strategy known as stop and frisk the car got a ball here there was a guy come up behind me and kicked me in my back how many of your children gotten caught in this trap i have seven sons and six of them have been arrested for drug charges so me against the wall maybe take a loss think is what thoughts down for you to the atmosphere that the policeman's tobacco exploring the dockside of american justice system with joe better than on al-jazeera.
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japan. a new crisis for the british government is the man in charge of it's practically gacy ations quits. bearing the mental scars of war a year after isis defeated it's a capital a report finds children there is still living in constant fear and i'm here to stem it with all the sports roger federer is on coated wimbledon aiming for a ninth title and twenty three time grand slam singles champion serena williams will also be in action later at the all england club back on a lot more later this news hour. but let's start in thailand where it seems there's been another successful day in the dangerous mission to rescue school boys and their football coach from a flooded cave for more boys are being brought to the surface they've been airlifted to a nearby hospital and they join four others who were rescued on sunday all of them
there are still being kept away from their parents for now at least because they are being monitored for infections and the other four boys as well as their coach will now have to wait in that cave for the next and hopefully final rescue effort to begin our correspondents are in chiang rai tracking developments crazy because step person vasant i should say he's near the spot where the rescue measure mission has just ended for the day and scott heiler is a correspondent very close to the hospital where the boys are being treated should we gave to you first got because i understand that some of the latest of those two have been rescued have just arrived at the hospital behind you. they have marty just just before going to went on air i would say within fifteen twenty seconds two ambulances went into this hospital just over my shoulder just to that barricade where those police officers are he. we're in the preventive capital
of the chain right now that means now in the hospital you have you had four that were there and then you had one that was there from earlier today and then just two more so there's one more we believe that still at the field hospital out by the case we know that there had been still helicopter standing by out there we believe that last helicopter brought in these two we decided to go by now so they're all now the ones that were in the air are all in the hospital now there's just the one we believe still the field hospital at the mouth of the cave some sixty kilometers away that helicopter ride is about twenty minutes and then they landed a military base very close to where we are right now very close to this hospital right here in chiang right city just a couple minutes drive in police escort and they block down the road and bring them straight in now we know in this hospital there's a special floor special area for the stranded thirteen the beds are filling up and that's good news we'll have to see what happens with this next one one thing though we haven't been getting too much detail and that is the medical condition of these
boys know the four that came out on sunday we heard from the the chief of the the rescue mission he said that they were in good health we haven't heard the updates on those that have been brought out of the cave before they've been brought out of the cave so far today hopefully will be getting updates on those we know the family members are in the hospital as well but something interesting about that though they might be in the same building as their boys and as their sons we're hearing that they haven't actually been able to have direct contact with them yet there is great concern about infection about disease as they put it so we'll have to see how that moves forward if they're able to to work something out because you can only imagine after this ordeal those family members those parents they want to see their boys and want to see them as quickly as possible absolutely yes thanks very much for that scott let's go to lies live to step vasta now correspondent is very close to the mouth of this cave network and steps so we understand now that the mission has been clay is full of the day and we're hoping that tomorrow's. business will
self again it will be as successful as today has been. yeah it's been very successful going very smooth and much faster than they were predicting this still one boy here as scott was so i'm pointing out at the field hospital close to the cave just before we went on air this one helicopter left with the third boy today to the hospital told us still one more here at the field hospital this is basically a construction that they have put together to quickly get the first aid to do stories of course after two weeks of not seeing any sunlight they suddenly appear and of course their conditions are very very weak so of course there's a team ready there's an australian doctor also much more very much involved in this rescue mission who gives them all these first aid before they actually going to be brought to the hospital so now the whole team is taking
a rest it's the same team every day so far because of course these expert divers the experts in case diving they have to take a rest it's very intense of course is operation it takes of hours to grow to go through these narrow passage ways sometimes they have to basically carry their oxygen tanks they can't put them on their back of course they have to also how and guide these children have no experience in diving and heart can hardly swim so it's very intense and every time and if a rescue operation like this and they will have to replenish all the the stock oxygen tanks and also make sure that everything is in place again for the next day which hopefully will be tomorrow it all of course every time depends on the weather conditions here in northern thailand where the monsoon happening right now but the word has been on and off sometimes rain sometimes not so it seems the conditions are still quite good tools to continue this rescue operation service and live in
chang rae near the mouth of the case thank you very much indeed. news just coming in from israel and the palestinian territories the israeli. government has announced that it's closing the girls' chips main commercial crossing prime minister benjamin netanyahu announce it not that long ago in a further crackdown against hamas will be speaking to our correspondent in just a little while but that's just to let you know that that is the latest news to come out of israel and palestine and we'll be following up on that a little bit later on in the meantime let's move on to some other news and at least one hundred people in our name to have died in flooding and landslides in western japan forcing the prime minister shinzo rb to cancel an overseas trip as his country grapples with a disaster evacuation orders are in place for almost two million people and landslide warnings are in place for several areas relatives of the missing are
bracing for more bad news as fifty thousand emergency workers dig through the mud algis there is far the salami is in tokyo with the latest. indeed the pictures we have been showing very huge the pressure the happening there and the problem with that is to have forces that. are in the countryside with maybe not with pretty but with long sentences you would have understood that. companies as defense forces want discuss their bones on a thousand troops have been discussed to do said yes it means that it's difficult for them for these patients to help people and also even with the using helicopters it would be difficult to learn in such places thinking into conservation that most of that is that. was also with rice fields so it didn't be difficult to even produce the people that many of the rescue efforts are depending on the local
people themselves they present others who know that they are stranded or they are they know they are missing and to know that this is about ninety people could raise more within the coming hours or days that are more than fifty eight people still missing until now. now and ever since friday's filed that report the confirmed death toll has actually risen to one hundred and evidence folks is here now to find out what's in the forecast for japan because that country is really suffering at the moment yeah absolutely must say well i'm pleased to say that the rain has gone now and i'm optimistic that it will stay dry over the coming days the satellite picture really does sum it up quite nicely clear skies right across japan app present what heavy rain we have seen recently now in the process of tearing out into the open waters of the northwest pacific there is another area cloud a little further north you can see that spilling ounce of the sea stretching its way across the korean peninsula seeing some big downpours recently just pushing
across south korea is going to be north korea that can see some really heavy rain as we go on through the next couple days so there you go for choose day clear skies across much of q.c. much of honshu northern parts of honshu could catch some heavy burst of rain at times be pushing up into southern areas of cairo as well but the wetter weather definitely further north and it's going to be just easing its way across a good parts of north korea at this stage and so heavy downpours really for the next twenty four to thirty six hours across a good part of the korean peninsula sent across north korea some areas as you can see for japan things improving thirty two celsius there for tokyo but what flooding we will see in the coming days is really going to be across the korean peninsula another very giving some cause for concern is super typhoon maria that's going to bring some very heavy rain right across northern parts of taiwan and it's gradually pushing towards the southeast of china marty. thank you very much indeed everton
fox and now let's get more now on the breaking news is just coming in from israel and palestine where we understand that the prime minister's announced that it is he is closing the main commercial crossing into the gulf the ship ari force it is our correspondent he's in occupied east jerusalem harry said the aim obviously. mr netanyahu is to squeeze the the people of gaza even further well yes i mean just to say whether we are in western here in the in the bureau in . the the objective it does seem is to be able to come up with some kind of response to what has become a very big political problem for benjamin netanyahu the incessant use of kites with burning materials hanging from them being flown from the gaza strip into israeli territory and setting lights to thousands upon thousands of hectares of farmland
the coalition partners many people who live in the area on the israeli side have been calling for firmer action from the israelis despite the fact that already they've been talking about various technical resolutions some in the israeli government calling for targeted killings of those flying kites they have been launching air strikes against hamas targets that has been the main israeli government tactic up to now but now it seems they are trying this economic tactic and it is one which will have a major impact on the two million residents of gaza it is understood according to the palestinian side of the crossing down at the very southern end of the gaza strip it is understood that humanitarian goods will still be allowed to flow through so food livestock.