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framework that is in line with a legislative attempt going on in japan. it is nothing but necessary to build peace reliable peace in the region. [applause] yesterday, president obama and i agreed on the signifigance of these guidelines. ladies and gentlemen, we agreed on a document that is historic. [applause] in the early 1990's, in the
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persian gulf, japan's self-defense forces swept away sea mines for 10 years in the indian ocean. japanese self-defense forces supported your operations to stop the flow of terrorists and arms. meanwhile, in cambodia, iraq haiti and south sudan, members of our self-defense forces provided humanitarian support and peacekeeping operations. their number announced to
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50,000, based on this track record, we are resolved to take yet more responsibility for the peace and stability in the world. [applause] it is for that purpose we're determined to enact all necessary bills by this coming summer and we will do exactly that. we must make sure human security will be resolved in addition to national security. that's our belief, firm and solid. we must do our best, so that
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every individual gets education, medical support and an opportunity to rise to be self-reliant. [applause] armed conflicts have always made women suffer the most. in our age, we must realize the kind of wars where women are free from human rights abuses. [applause]
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our service men and women have made substantial accomplishments. so have our aide workers who have worked so steadily. they have given us a new self-identity. that's why we now hold up high a new banner that is proactive contribution to peace based on the principles of international cooperation. let me repeat. proactive contribution to peace based on the principles of international cooperation. should lead japan along its road
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for the future. [applause] problems we face include terrorism, infectious diseases natural disasters and climate change. [applause] the time has come for the u.s.-japan alliance to face up to and jointly tackle those challenges that are new. after all, our alliance has
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lasted more than a quarter of the entire history of the united states. it is an alliance that is bound in trust and principles deep between us. no new concept should ever be necessary for the alliance that's connected, the biggest and second biggest democratic powers in the free world in working together. [applause]
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always it is an alliance that cherishes our shared values of the rule of law, respect for human rights and freedom. when i was young in high school and listened to the radio, there was a song that shook my heart. it was a song by carol king. [laughter] [applause] when you are down and troubled close your eyes and think of me and i'll be there to brighten up even your darkest night.
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and that day, march 11, 2011, a big quake, a tsunami and a nuclear accident hit the northeastern part of japan, the darkest night fell upon japan. but even then we saw that u.s. armed forces rushed into japan to rescue on a scale never seen
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before lots and lots of people from all corners of the u.s. extended the hand of assistance to the children in the disaster area. [applause] thank you. together with the victims you shed tears. you give us something, something very, very precious. it was hope, hope for the future. ladies and gentlemen, the finest
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asset the u.s. has to give to the world is hope will be and must always be hope. [applause] representatives of the citizens of the united states, let us call the u.s.-japan alliance an alliance of hope. let the two of us, america and japan, join our hands together and do our best to make the
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world a better, much better place to live. alliance of hope. together we can make difference. thank you so much. [applause] thank you so much. thank you. [applause] [applause]
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prime minister abe: thank you. [applause]
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[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] announcer: join us tomorrow when washington journal examines the 1994 crime bill. then, the guantanamo bay detention facility.
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washington journal life tomorrow and every day starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the road to the white house continues to get more crowded. dr. ben carson is expected to announce his candidacy on monday. we will have his announcement live at 10:00. tuesday, my cockyit is mike huckabee's turn. >> one of the things about the bush administration is that they
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never prove to be an expert on the middle east and in iraq. we look at things from our own point of view and get deceived by it. you can go back to vietnam was a great example of the first time we sort of did it openly, but we have a history of trying to think other people are like us. and the world is different. particularly in the middle east, it is a totally different culture. announcer: sunday night on "q&a." announcer: loretta lynch became the first african-american woman to become the attorney general. she was sworn in at the justice department.
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she says she was grateful to become the 83rd attorney general , one week after her father turned 83 years old. this is just over 20 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome loretta lynch and joe biden. [applause] vice president biden: i first
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stepped into this room during the nixon administration. i remember walking into this holding and inking about the majesty of this place and how much we rely on it. for all of our basic rights and protections. your whole family is here today. i hope you will forgive as we used to say in the senate a point of personal privilege. i am so happy to meet your dad. dad, stand up. [applause] this is a man who never thought it paid to be silent in the face of oppression and prejudice.
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so many people, so many people not only in your home state of north carolina and into the country owe you so much, not just for your wisdom but the courage it took back in those days to speak out as you did. a baptist minister who always taught his children that anything is possible. think about that are in a lot of his teller children that, but in the face of jim crow in north carolina, raising a lovely bright young woman as well as her brother and saying anything, anything is possible. the truth of the matter was, he not only taught it, he fought for it. as i understand, he made it clear they had to work for it as well.
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taking young loretta to the courthouse to see important cases was in those days fairly innovative. why does he have his young daughter with him in the courthouse? at the local library, he would drop her off where there was some security. she was surrounded by all those works, just an incredible love of learning and language. this is an incredible moment. a baptist minister who preached during the sit-ins in greensboro finds himself 50 years later with his daughter in this magnificent room, now leading the march to a more perfect union. this is something he fought or his whole life and still fights
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for. ladies and gentlemen, it's about time. it's about time this woman is being sworn in. [applause] it's about time. i'm tired of being tired. we got tired of this weight. use showed such grace and humility during this process. this is a woman who is incredibly qualified, just like eric holder whom i have known for years. he is among one of the finest attorneys general we have had. he has been in this environment such of political hostility, he
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has stood his ground on a principal and he has been right. [applause] the reason he was always so nice to me is he was on the committee to choose vice president. he owed me for what he did. that is a joke, press. that is a joke. for the past six and a half years, eric set next to me in cabinet meetings. there is a protocol where each seat is. you will sit on my left during those cabinet meetings. eric sat there and i do know how
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many meetings we have had in the situation room. he served the department with distinction and our country with honor and i thank him and his wife and his family. he has a beautiful family of brilliant kids. [applause] i want to thank them for their service. i have confidence that loretta lynch will exceed the high standards. she is cut from the same cloth. they embody the mantra of their predecessor, the man after whom this building is named. "the purpose of life is to contribute to making things better." five generations, your
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brother is also a baptist minister. your dad taught you to stand up for what's right and speak out for what's just and get up when you get knocked down and move on. if there is anything you need to know about loretta lynch, she excelled in everything she has done. she has never been limited by lower expectations of others. she has always exceeded the expectations set for herself or it she was at the top of her class in high school. she decided she wanted to go to harvard.
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she did well as an aspiring young lawyer. for 30 years she has been a fair-minded independent lawyer and prosecutor. she has shown the resolve to gile -- jail terrorists, mobsters, and gang members. she rooted up public corruption. she summoned determination to bring down a financial rosters and child abusers. she has shown a dogged pursuit to bust human trafficking rings that she is encountered. shown commitment to the rule of law and basic human right. she forged striving for accountability in the crucible of genocide in rwanda. as a top federal prosecutor, she has worked with and learn from law enforcement officers and.
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you are going to have a great partner in this one, director. she has unimpeachable credibility to strengthen relations between law enforcement and communities. people often say that i trust those people who arrive at the right decision not through an intellectual examination of the argument but when it's starts there got and goes to their heart and is articulated by a fine mind. that is who this woman is. that is how loretta gets it right. the president and i can't start -- wait to start working with her.
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she will enhance the capacity to combat cyber attacks and cybercrime. she will prosecute those who prey on the most in need of our protection. she will continue to lead with her humble yet fierce determination to stand up for what is right, do what is just and not yield to anyone. i will close with this. i imagine being the daughter of an english teacher, maya angelou's words have never been far away from her. angelou once said, " if someone shows you who they are, leave -- believe them.
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" she has shown us her entire life who she is. believe her. i believe her and the president believes her and all of the people in this department will believe her. you have shown who you are and everything you've done. you've upheld the values of the oath you are about to take. we believe you. to the staff of the department of justice, you are the best of the best and with loretta, you have the best of the best as your leader. all the qualities she brings to the job of attorney general are because of what she has learned as a federal prosecutor. she is one of you. to the american people who are blessed with another remarkable public servant to lead this
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department, i am now going to swear you in. the whole family, come on up here. you are going to stand here. i want to put your left hand on the bible and raise your right hand. loretta lynch: i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. i will bear true faith and
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allegiance to the same. i take this obligation freely without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion. i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i'm about to enter. so help me god. vice president biden: congratulations. [applause]
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loretta lynch: here we are. i have to say as i looked out on all of you gathered today, it seems like such an understatement to say my heart is full. it is full of the most deep and profound gratitude. i must thank so many people who made it possible for me to stand here. i have to thank the president for his faith in me and asking me to lead the department love. thank you for your comments today. thank you for your support and your wise counsel through this process. i have to thank senator schumer and senator leahy.
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thank you so much for being here. thank you for your support not just today but over the years and doing what i thought was impossible, making the senate a welcoming place for me and my family. thank you so much. thanks to my wonderful family. we are quite the force multiplier. many of you have come to know my father to this process. he has been in every hearing and every vote. it did not just start now. i room or looking up -- remember looking up and seeing him in the gallery at my first trial. he was there for everyone. he has encouraged me in all things, even when my choices were not ones he would have made for me. he has been the best of fathers and i thank him. [applause]
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i hope you know that without him, i would not be standing here before you today having just been sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the united states of america, just one week after his 83rd birthday. [applause] my mother could not be here today, but she is never far from my thoughts here it she grew up in a world where she was told what she could not do. or who she could not be. she knew that she could soar. she did. she raised a daughter she told whatever the dream, to be a lawyer, a prosecuting, or the attorney general, of course you
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can. i thank her as well. i have to think my wonderful husband who has supported all of my choices in my dreams. i would not trade his love and support for all the riches in the world are in a to me, they are all the riches of the world. [applause] thanks to my colleagues and friends here in the department of justice in the eastern is to give new york and beyond. tremendous thanks go to people who could not be here today, the thousands of people, many of whom i never met personally, who expressed their support through this process. to the churches and schools who wrote letters and made calls two people on the street who stopped me and sometimes said just a word or two, please know
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that those words made all the difference to me as i traveled this road and i thank you. i thank you as i prepare to join the outstanding people of this department of justice. it has been the honor of my life and a privilege of my profession to have stood a shoulder to shoulder with you twice before. you are the ones who make real the promise of justice and redress for all americans. i am honored beyond words to step into this larger role today as your attorney general as we continue the core work of our mission, the protection of the american people. all of us at the department are here because at some point we said, i want to be a lawyer. if i want to be a law enforcement officer. i want to be a federal agent. i want to be someone's hero.
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at the heart of that, whether attorney or agent, staff or principal, is the desire to leave the world a better place for us having been part of it. the challenge in that for all of us that love this department and the law is to use the law to that end. to not just represent the law and enforce the law, but to use it to make real the promise of america, the promise of fairness and equality and liberty and justice for all. i have been reminded that we are all just here for a time whether it's in this building or on this earth. the values we hold here will live on long after we have left the stage. it's our responsibility and our mission while we are here to breathe life into them and imbue them with the strength of our conviction and the weight of our
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efforts. i know this can be done. i am here to tell you that if a little girl from north airline who used to tell her grandfather in the field to lift her up on the back of his meal so she could see way up high -- mule so he could -- she could see way up high, we can do anything. [applause] we can imbue our criminal justice system with both strength and fairness for the protection of those victims and the rights of all.
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we can restore trust and faith in our laws and in those of us who enforce them. you can protect the most vulnerable among us and the scourge of modern-day slavery so antithetical to the values forged in blood in this country. we can protect the growing cyber world and we can give those in our care protection from terrorism and the security of their civil liberties. we will do this as we have accomplished all things great and small. working together and moving forward and using justice as our compass. i cannot wait to begin that journey with all of you. i thank you for being here today. not just in this room, but in my life over the years. thank you so much. i look forward to working with you as we make real the manifest promise of this, our department of justice. thank you. [applause]
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announcer: next, a discussion on lessons learned from baltimore. then we will show you the state dinner for prime minister all they. -- prime minister abe. join us tomorrow in washington
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announcer: now, a discussion on lessons learned from the protests and riots in baltimore. this runs over 40 minutes. host: joining us is crystal wright, the editor and publisher of the website also joining us from test university, peniel joseph. thank you for joining us. .com. also joining us from test university, peniel joseph. thank you for joining us. hink the takeaway is that we have an ongoing national crisis of race, poverty democracy, and the criminal justice system.
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the criminal justice system has become a gateway for racial oppression, whether in ferguson or baltimore. eight is connected with finding poor black people -- all these wars that we see in a place like ferguson -- it is connected to police brutality. it is connectinged to racial profiling, to public schools the prison pipeline unemployment. all of these things are happening to cities and they have been happening. it is the product of decades of public policy. not really failed public policy because the war on poverty has helped millions of people, but it is redirecting resources away from poverty towards the criminal justice system which has produced a criminalization of black people all across the country. the rage we saw in baltimore was
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why black people tend to shout at peaceful demonstrations. organizing does not elicit response from the state. not only asking for help, but asking the state to stop directing violence towards african-americans. not only in the criminal justice system, but also public policy. host: crystal wright, the same for you. guest: i will respectfully disagree withh most of what peniel has said. you have predominantly black cities, baltimore is 62% were 63% black, that have been run to and governed by democrats for the last 50 years. i would call that failed policy. black americans are just disproportionately trapped -- i would agree, in
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poverty and violence. . in baltimore, two thirds of all babies are born without weatherbug. we know, the brookings institute has talked about this, when you are born to a single-parent home, your chances of escaping poverty are diminished. you will not graduate high school, you will not have a chance to reach the american dream. also in baltimore, you have -- it is one of the worst cities for violent crime. i do get is the fifth highest in the nation murder capital. blacks are disproportionately harmed by being in baltimore. i think what we saw play out, in stark terms, over an over again, you see black democrat politicians who become apologists for blacks rioting and harming their neighborhood. in ferguson, over 50% of the
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businesses that were destroyed in ferguson, missouri will not come back. they were black owned businesses, burned down by other black residents in ferguson. they are not coming back. i think what policy about what we saw in baltimore is on the one hand, you have black residents complaining about the injustice to freddie gray, which we'll talk about, i am sure, which was awful, we all agree. it reminded me of what i thought with eric carter in new york. at -- eric garner in york. black america should be outraged. they should be outraged that they have put their lives in trust in the hands of democratic politicians for five decades and nothing has changed for them. i will leave it with this. baltimore -- the last time it was governed by republican mayor
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was in 1967.
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in 1967. since then, you have had 21 property tax increases. guest: the disparate treatment for those who have crack cocaine crimes is still 18 to one at the
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federal level. even after 2010 policy change. if we think about what is going on here, this is structural racism, decades of public policy that has diminished the chance -- by chance of african-americans. when we think of households, yes but women have disproportionately more single-parent households but even people like charles murray have looked at stats on white families and the number of white births. the problem here is the lack of economic opportunity, the lack of jobs, not something inherently wrong with african-american culture. again, it is also racism. the reports from 68, the right commission, said that the reason why there were riots in hundreds
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of american cities was racism, white supremacy, institutional racism. this was the president of the united states' own commission. what we think about what has got is going on here, it is precisely because of policy. instead of the great society, a new deal, it is get tough on crime. we call african-americans thugs, and wonder why there is violence. to say they are destroyed her own community is very very naive. what they are lashing out against is that they are getting racially and economically exploited, especially in places like baltimore. they are resisting state violence. i'm not condoning destroying a
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cvs. it is because they do not feel they have anybody in in these communities. in these communities will stop if anything, they feel like these communities are marginalizing their very existence because of the ways the institutions do not work for them. host: ok, mr. joseph, only because i want to get some calls, linda, you are from illinois. your first up on our independent line. go ahead. caller: good morning. mr. joseph, you are so right. you are young, and you know what is going on. you are absolutely correct. your other friend over there -- there was a time i would have agreed with some of what she says, but now that i have then exposed -- the criminal justice system is so corrupt from the judges to the prosecutor and


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