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five years after my potentially fatal injuries in a car crash i gave birth to my little niece said i think she's my reward for helping all those children who is selling the dollars to buy life for the children . breaking news on the international thousands of ukrainian troops stationed in the crimea reportedly rejecting. and switching allegiance joining up with local groups. meanwhile resistance is spreading tens of thousands in ukraine's eastern regions on the crimean peninsula protesting against the nationalists who hijacked power in kiev. and moscow approves a potential troop deployment in ukraine if indeed that's a threat or russian nationals it's after a plea for help from the predominantly russian populated region of crimea. and this
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week's news on the international diplomatic swordplay between venezuela and the united states deadly clashes in caracas and beyond c. washington accused of fueling the fire. of a controversial christian group patrol streets in london claiming to fend off aggressive islamification local community leaders fear it's only stoking religious tensions. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international we've got the top stories of the week today. live in moscow and we've got some breaking news for you this hour from the crimean peninsula there are reports that ukrainian servicemen stationed in the area and now siding with crimean authorities let's talk to maria who's standing by live in the region's capital good
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to see you what is the state of the military in the area right now. well rory we're hearing from crimea's vice prime minister that the situation here on the peninsula is now mostly under the control of the so-called self defense schools made up of locals in college a nation with a regional police while the crane in military stationed here in the crimea are divided some of them gave up their weapons left arson. reported to key of the the wheat the military forces while others. sided with crimea is authorities at the same time we're hearing from local authorities that the situation is under control and of course they try to avoid any panic among the population and their dress people trying to assure them that everything is under control but actually we don't see much of panic here on the streets often for opel it's
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a lovely sunday here today and we hope that it will stay this way maria the whole country remains divided for the time being and how is the southeast region taking it all then. absolutely the split that started with what many see as unarmed coup in kiev continues and the prince these days the country is divided into those who support the country's newest soldiers and those who don't trick of nies them as a legitimate power and protest and resist and this is particularly the case for the eastern and southern ukraine it's a vast part of the country that includes a least ten regions it's home to more than a half of the country's population and two we witnessed thousand strong demonstrations all across the region people take to the streets both officials and ordinary residents men women entire families to show key of that they don't want these new power don't want these self-appointed authorities in the port city of
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sevastopol for example just one hundred kilometers away from where we are now the local population rejected kiev appointed mayor and later they had of police again assigned from the capital in hike of known as the capital of the eastern ukraine the largest cities in this in the largest city in this area we saw so-called anti my down for testers finally managed to enter the building but was seized by cruel noise my done forces for around a week and they managed to raise a russian flag on the top of the building but unfortunately they were more than a hundred of injured during this operation because it was a compliment by clashes and shootings and another c.t. of the industrial center in new crane the city of donetsk we hear in that local
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authorities claim the no longer a big kiev and they voted for a referendum over the region's status to be held in the nearest future while people are protesting here all across. the reason they see the air raid of new authorities they don't recognize them as pashley they are afraid in the war and about ready to kill aliments that played a very important role in that coup in kiev and they see if they come to their region they could bring violence with him and they take to the streets calling on russia to help them to attack from these forces and protect from the scale is that we saw in the capital the last months of our live in sanford. thank you very much for that. now crimea is a staunch opposition to the current orthe already using kiev is a rooted in the region's complicated history let's take it back and give us some details here crimea was almost two centuries part of russia in the u.s.s.r. it was a russian republic until nine hundred fifty four that's when the former soviet
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leader nikita khrushchev handed it over to ukraine back then of course nobody thought the u.s.s.r. would break up like it did in one thousand nine hundred ninety one when crimea was left as part of the newly independent ukraine but the majority of people living there continue to associate themselves with russia here you can see the percentage of the three major ethnic groups in happening the peninsula and the number of russians among them in fact when it comes to language ninety seven percent of crimea is people speak russian in their daily life and their daily jobs so when the revolutionary authorities in kiev put forward a language bill that revoked the rights of native russian speakers it sparked massive protests and calls for greater independence from the ukrainian capital. now in the wake of the radical attacks on the autonomy's key government buildings crimean authorities turned to russia for help and moscow has approved a potential russian presence in ukraine and more on that now with artie's darry a push over. situation is very serious and even dangerous and the autonomous
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republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and they're forced to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's who now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for support of potential military help let's now listen to what he's had to say because of the extraordinary situation ukraine which represents a threat to the laws of russian citizens our compatriots and the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat
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to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives the russian president the right to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the ones that place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol our correspondent there you go to school north can tell us what exactly happened. so formed men sent from kiev tried storming in and capturing several local government buildings here firing weapons and using sound grenades the so-called self-defense squads were able to repel these attacks but perhaps this was the turning point after wish the crimean prime minister announced that he's temporarily taking over the control of all the crimean security services including the police the military
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the navy and border guards and he also asked russia for assistance to help protect the local population from any further of possible threats coming from kiev where he said power it was hijacked by extremists as a result of a cool now another thing which the local authorities did was they changed the debate of the referendum aimed at deciding whether or not the crimea should have more independence from kiev the date was so changed from may to march so it should be held in the very near as to future the general understanding here is that many of the new laws passed by the new afterwards there in kiev are aimed against russians. going to reporting in the meantime the people of crimea are refusing to bow to the interim kiev government mainly because right wing radicals currently have too much of thora within it and the self imposed leaders made their way into power with petrol bombs and gunfire ousting president. asserting their own rules
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they then rejected all the agreements he had made with opposition leaders eventually they forced to flee ukraine with threats to both him and his family now crimea fears kiev will treat any disobedience from their side in the same way that the organizer of the rally in a city of the eastern ukraine explained the details to watty international. people come together in your book which. never take their way is that the power. in this country generally imply that. we need protection and this is for the police all around the country they get them they killed them and the police now is just. has just lost its moral and the only way for us is to blame protection and that we have gathered today all around the eastern ukraine
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a number of. these groups and these are mr liberals can go to the election but first we need to have the very strong before the election we need to have the or there is the right and the right sector is just one of several radical groups in kiev organizations that now fancy themselves as running the show and as artie's arena reports there's plenty to worry about. this was supposed to be a step towards a brighter future. but now it's heading in a different direction which is the black no one tells us when to bear arms and when not to you didn't give them to us and you won't take them away you want to take my gun you want to take away my rifle you want to take away my knife you come here and take it the very same man who happens to be one of the leaders of the group known as the right sector could be seen supplementing his words with actions. yes.
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yes. that. door just said yes the employer genius. yes they did but usually russia is ukraine's eternal enemy and while there exists a russian empire in any form they cannot be any real true national independence training in people right sector the militant arm of them i don has taken over two floors in kiev's central hotel artie's crew caught them breaking in to knock you by the room remember your attention don't create problems for yourself we know you're inside there did our with your arms in the air this is a simple check of identification we will get inside one way or the other don't be afraid and this in a tone of a lot of fun called sq the tree draped with hanging nooses and to sign that reads traitors of ukraine those not specified who the traders are in today's ukraine many can fit the bill former officials police russians jews anyone associated with the
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former ruling party of the regions instilling fear is now a tactic for those who claimed to be peacefully demonstrating putting a critical forms in a ghost hunting. and moscow's calling on the un security council to put pressure on the radical movements in ukraine over the threats of terror meanwhile the russian federation council is urging the kremlin to with. drawer its ambassador from the united states more now from washington analyses guy nature can what russia brings to the u. when is the message that those who through force took power in kiev should not count on using force against people in crimea and other parts of ukraine that have no say in the power grab at my down the russian envoy to the un called on kiev and those who have influence on key have to bring the situation in the country on a quote political constitutional track for sure urges everyone to go back to the agreement signed in february between the ukrainian government and some of the
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opposition leaders that would lead to elections that would lead to a unity government to which would be inclusive and it would not trouble in the interest of a big part of ukraine that had no say in the power grab it find on in the meantime russia calls for decision makers in kiev and in the west to rein in the investor to said the radicals in ukraine who have very anti russian sentiments and who present danger to the russian speaking population in ukraine russia says if the russian speaking population in ukraine is in danger it will take measures to protect them under international law earlier the russian parliament suggested that the russian president recall the embassador to the u.s. consul patience we don't know whether or not the russian president will actually do that but russian lawmakers say this proposal was in reaction to president obama say russia would pay if it intervened in ukraine you know if he's going to to kind
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reporting we will continue to bring you the very latest updates on the ukrainian crisis or later this hour throughout the day here on artsy international for the meantime on the program after the break a german communities battle to keep the ground beneath their feet on t.v. the villagers digging deep to save their way of life in the face of the government's resurgent craving for cold. well. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. they look like bounty yard. where the locals can enjoy the sun and the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people are suffering the consequences.
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how much more poison lies on the ground. and behind this there is what we call the collect bank on which there is a deposit. left by security. radionuclides despite your peace treaty efforts there remains the don't hold at least a little less than two of them when you're stuck in iraq on the coral reef. ten meters down nuclear tests a never ending legacy. thanks for sharing your sunday with us here on r.t. international we come to you live from moscow a deadly protests in venezuela have attracted the attention of the u.n. secretary general who's planning to discuss the violence with the country's foreign
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minister in geneva and the protests of a high levels of crime in the stockman economy have left eighteen people dead president accusing american diplomats of inciting the antigovernment on rest and has now expelled three of them washington did retaliate with a fairly similar move gregory will put it from venezuela analysis dot com he believes the root of the trouble lies well beyond the borders of the country the united states has opposed and strivers for a very long time and so has a conservative government and both governments have various ways whether it is by they are supporting their military is going to going to sway them from come on. or also the u.s. government supporting opposition groups with funding. statements that for example kerry recently gave secretary of state kerry which essentially gives you a position to sharpen your arms because you know there are protests even though
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it's pretty clear that most of the protests. are doing violent and are seeking compensation. we've got a much more on the situation in venezuela on our web site also their story why it's time to give your pos what policy a major make over you might be one of the three hundred sixty million unlucky users that have had their access data stolen in a series of hacks one of which may well be the biggest ever online breach. also this story at all if you go down with the inmates colorado's new prison director throws himself into solitary confinement just to see how bad the conditions are for the conflicts. are for the meantime on r.t. international law tackling islamophobia is proving to be a major headache for britain after soaring levels of crimes against muslims in london since the middle of last year though the earth already used to have
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a battle on their hands. on a self-styled christian patrol threatening to inflame community tensions even. when the activists on the side of the vehicles given up the christian patrolling there's a knee patrolling town also in the hills the small but make toy it's muslim to chose a new political clique calling themselves britain first have responded by filming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicle proof that bullet proof the whole thing is. he joined the they took to the streets in east london. that is heading down the watch up the road. because that's what you're trying to happen in the film. was to make fun of the group to be described as far right many of the members of pullman b.m.p. or e.t.l. but there we get to differentiate themselves from these groups and insist they
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don't want to be associated with violence pick tactics such as baiting when members stand with empty beer cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the group have already placed the rest we know here during the. problems for anyone to be. carrying out they sure have drawn. from them do you think the christian patrols intimidating. despite having a poorly condemned them isn't patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community certainly feels threatened by his antics what the public needs to understand is that none of these groups represent the mainstream community or
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society out on london streets and while there's not much support to be found here i think first to control the border you shouldn't have a solution loud i'm sorry. l b n do you think it's all going to be completely peaceful here there are going to be moments where obviously i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid that you could not patrol yeah and then just leave these members of the public to be harassed part of shura patrols. but this surely patrols having been operating in the carriage to some fun but that's not what we've been told. since the numbers of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity. that's. taken the date certain i see london some of today's other international headlines for you hundreds of
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protesters waving fake money to to the streets of istanbul and ankara demanding the resignation of turkey's government the crowds accuse leaders of corruption of the recordings are most purported to be of the prime minister and his son discussing how to stash money the premier insists the tapes are fake the protests were also against the earlier release of five suspects charged with widespread corruption which include the sons of two former ministers. knife wielding attackers of slaughtered twenty nine commuters at a railway station in western china more than one hundred forty others were hurt when a dozen men conducted a frenzied attack on the station concourse a police describe it as terrorism carried out by ethnic separatists but no clear motive has been established four of the attackers were shot dead ones captured a man a man who i should say under way for the others. bombs going off in
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a busy market in nigeria killing at least ten including children and the number of casualties is expected to rise as dozens of people remain trapped in the rubble no one at this point has admitted to carrying out the attack but suspicions are mainly pointing to be extremist boko haram group which has long terrorized the country to try and introduce sharia law. now since germany pledged to scrap nuclear energy just a few years ago a wind of change was swept across the country's energy landscape with a seemingly green decision has some pretty toxic consequences with the record levels of coal being burnt for power. points. welcome to outer wash population two hundred forty one it's a place that steeped in history the bell in this church was forged before columbus sailed for america and locals here have centuries old claim to the land it's we're
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all rick schultz was born and it's where he intends to die his family has owned this farm since fifteen sixty she learned a trade from his father and plans to hand the business down to his son in law this has been our homeland for centuries it means everything to us but my family and my fellow villagers here face a terrible prospect our homes could soon be raised and our businesses destroyed. it's what's beneath the land an estimated two hundred fifty million tonnes of brown coal that threatens to wipe out a wash and two nearby villages off the map they have machines or strip mining the ground lignite or brown coal and you can see above vast size of this operation the coal mine behind me is already the size of several small towns but the company. wants to grow this we dish energy giant wants to double the size of the open cast mine vattenfall needs more lignite for its power plant one of the dirtiest in
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europe the local children call it the cloud making factory it's one of the most polluting fossil fuels and it's supposed to be a thing of the past germany gets nearly twenty five percent of its electricity from solar and wind with a goal of eighty percent renewables by twenty fifty yet the country burned more brown coal last year than at any time since the one nine hundred ninety s. the dirty downside of chancellor merkel's nuclear phaseout more than nine hundred villagers are risk of being displaced and for some there's a feeling of history repeating itself in this region thousands had been resettled after the second world war when the communist government depended on brown coal to power its cities and factories. it makes me furious just furious first the government comes in starts developing alternative sources of energy and now we've come back to brown coal i feel very disillusioned we simply can't go back to old practices. residents have launched their own campaign to keep the diggers at bay
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but it's questionable if they can keep up the fight these are tiny villages with aging populations facing an energy giant with deep pockets a definitive decision has yet to be made on the fate of the villages in fall does move then it likely won't be for many more years and approval by state authorities is still pending although local activists aren't optimistic so these three villages will basically be gone if the plans if the parents go through the parliament through. our laws protect the interests of the coal mining industry and the industry managed to convince politicians that if the country abandons called i'll be major problems with electricity supply. the company has said that it will recreate outer wash elsewhere a church for a church it promises a house for
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a house but for residents like all rick schultz giving up is simply not an option. for here. my ancestors fought in the thirty year war with sweden in the seventeenth century and they defended this land and i will also stand firm and fight for my land i cannot imagine what happens if i lose this battle. reporting in outer wash germany and lucy catherine of. it's been a pleasure having you with us here on aussie international today my colleague yulia should move out of here in half an hour's time with the latest from crimea and ukraine but for now across the atlantic we go to meet kids with kalashnikovs the international life from.
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minnesota vikings football player jared allen and like many pro athletes stereotypes is actually doing something for society with us and f.l. fame and fortune he is providing homes for turning wounded u.s. veterans good job mr alan generally for some reason wealthy people don't do much to help other people besides giving money to charity to get some sort of tax break kickback the thing they don't realize that helping other people out is actually in the best interest of rich guys too if they would ever just stop to think about it a little more so mega wealthy that you could live in total isolation you're going to have to deal with the rest of the people in your country and the better off that average guy is the less likely he's going to need to steal from you to get by ellen's work is fantastic because it gets veterans out of a desperate situation returning home wounded trying to struggle to find work in a bad economy and treat their wounds in a massively over expensive medical system here ellis point is a drop in the bucket for the over twenty million american servicemen who have come back home but it shows that a wounded veteran with a place to live as a much better chance at a good life and the fewer vets there are living under
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a bridge the better society will be but that's just my opinion. we'll call it on the road side to this car skidded at breakneck speeds and fell into a ditch and i was thrown out of the car she was like a broken it wasn't a single shoulder piece left. i thought if i lived and had a chance to start my life from scratch i would start making dollars to help children it. could go on right after he was born the baby was all in casts. his legs are getting bigger and the ortho says get too small so we have to order new ones. raise money for us she helps us to get a leg braces for five years after my potentially fatal injuries in a car crash i gave birth to my little niece. i think she's my reward for helping
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all those children who are selling the dogs to buy life for the children. this is cumberland county in south kentucky deep in the american countryside far from the sprawl of life. a place where alcohol is neither sold not consumed in the bible reign supreme. in a village of eight hundred people there are forty churches. it is a pious close community get weapons are a part of every day life here for protection and so hunting. exposed from childhood it is not unusual here to own your first gun in kinda got. how many people own guns in this village more probably to window
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a sign of these things are you. saying that in the absence of the pena here i'll go not everybody in the county is quote a way of life here where everybody wants around here and they much else to do with fish i would say you know very hard majority country people own guns my grandson started her when he was probably three or four years out so he just and i got one and hans i want to fish is sell so so when you go to kindergarten you get your first gun. yes that's what they want a family of a southern kentucky two year old girl shot and killed in her home says it was all an accident he received the rifle specially made for children as a gift last year. cumberland county hit the front pages of news worldwide in may and five year old christina shot his two year old sister dead with a gun he received as a gift for his fifth birthday a real gun with real bullets the manufacturer has openly advertised to children as
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. rifle. i'm. sure many a cricket rifle i wish i had during the cricket is the perfect way to get young or small framed shooters started right with the safety promoting design it's soft shooting affordable and accurate. while the mother was in the kitchen christian picked up his gun and unaware that it was still loaded he accidentally shot his sister in the chest. caroline spock's was rushed to hospital but tragically she died soon after. i could hardly understand my daughter because she was so excited and crying and hysterical and said you know you know it's easier been shot and i just and i my heart just sank and as soon as i got in the car got in the back seat and i couldn't breathe i just i guess it was anxiety and i was so so scared that you know she this she was gone that i didn't
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know what to die member i rolled the window down to try to breathe because i could hardly take a breath. we went to the hospital and i just walked up to the nurses one said i was their grandmother can i please go back and see her and i don't usually they don't let you do things like that but they let me and i went back there and you know she was already you know in a coma. for the help of the brain swelling on. them so she looked she looked perfect i held her hand and. talked to her but didn't hear me. the grandmother of another child zaria go back. live in the same area. as daria was shot in the forehead also by another child. and what do the doctors tell you. that she was in critical condition that she may not make it that
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you know the bullet was lodged and they had shed a lot of brain swelling and you know they didn't know most likely it would not be good. to compare myself and. louisville kentucky is the closest major city to cumberland county. this is where caroline's boxes ambulance was heading when she passed away. there's the emergency room and trap and then of course all the adult. down this way and they will stop right at the door so close are tolerant to resell as is a board member of the cozy children's hospital in louisville. every day the hospital is confronted with the downside of mask on possession in the state of kentucky. how many children a year coming to us hospitals that shelters every single year in the united states
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fifteen thousand children come into hospital with the young daughters it's. fifteen thousand children and if you build in the united states with adults it's thirty two thousand people are killed with a gun every single year in the united states mazing miles incredible and all preventable what kind of shots once you get in this hospital. because we are a level one trauma center we get the most critical gunshot wounds of all gunshot wounds that happen in the state of kentucky and when we talk about this picture of a child's picture was shot in the middle of the area all the tendons are of balls within the hand area the itself sits away from the bone so order to reattach to this and make the wound clean again this child would have to be pinned with metal pins if the child could even be saved at that point in time work would
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be to base we work with us on a daily basis on a daily basis in this hospital to reason her colleagues witness the dark side to the massive possession of weapons in this state to reason six three me critical of the ease with which weapons are dealt with here she's angry that manufacturers use children as a target audience. they're still learning how to tell time they're still learning how to cut with scissors it's more than strange but when they market guns to children they make them in pastel blue and pretty barbie a pink light to fly barbie dolls they make them with swirls and then they call them . cute little names like cricket chipmunks just as though if you owned a gun you would belong to a disney club. this is the wood family for them shooting is an activity for the whole family including the young the children.
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well six i went hunting with the yanks so. i don't miss that here so. this isn't a very very shallow. you know just in holland would be like very illegal. well in kentucky in the united states it's just part of the way we operate and this is the local shooting range. they share trust me with this guy trusted ok. let's give it a go to. the free possession of aa is enshrined in the us constitution and is inseparable from countryside life here. looking for ways to share with davis. or with davis nice to meet you yes or no needs to go to from the netherlands from where the netherlands the netherlands yes
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i have lots of guns we do have lots of things amenities. typically in stock we've got some more going fifteen hundred two thousand one hundred goes up and down but fifteen hundred a small number for us how many do you sell here oh gosh i'd have to look at the numbers but you're probably looking at seven date that also. like that one right there that's definitely pointed towards a lady. a lady would buy that farm and that would be her a r fifteen we're husband might on that one right there or something one of their plastic is like a real old most definitely yes i'll it looks like a slogan you know it's there in the glass that that's america well that is just the furniture meaning those are just the excess arrays that you put on a plain black gun like it to make it to doll it up like that and how much it's like
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how much is a gun like that the dressed up like that one is i have a look at the price tag it is probably about four hundred dollars with a scope there's another paint gun this for the ladies but we carry a huge stock a handguns everything from target guns to little bitty ankle gone self-defense guns target guns you know we don't have this in the netherlands it's like we don't have weapons store so for us it's not really yes what we all do to protect ourselves nothing. show would davis has weapons of all shapes and sizes from hang guns to semiautomatic and of kools guns made especially for children. with the. sometimes they'll have a shorter stock to make it easier for their length of pull because their arms are shorter most of the time they'll be lighter because they can't hold up as much here's a very good example i want to even have them in colors like
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a korean of course pink for the young girls camel for the future honner this children's gun is marketed as my first rifle it is the same gun that killed caroline spock's yet the state of kentucky support the sale of it. i could lay this gun right here loaded. and i could come back in ten years and i'll guarantee you if nobody picks up that gun it will have not hurt anybody. so you know the gun is simply a tool or a coal oil so you say guns don't kill people guns do not kill people people kill people with five year olds also don't kill people but they get killed look skateboards are you going to outlaw skateboards are you going to confiscate pogo sticks everything require supervision.
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so jamie you can begin to grow already yeah yeah i hope i don't hunger who to see that i doing don't do it yeah our boys doing i'll or you know what. the goods are a typical kentucky family father jamie's a farmer he has eight hundred dairy cows there's a mill to twenty four hours a day the woods the hard work it's enough good food especially meat. and there's something else they love to i doing you know you get i hear you sitting gums. we also keep the governor house and yes going to see the. pushchair neighborhood gun came in these are all over yeah and this one's a twenty. two shot there there's a lot here this shot. what are you could you have
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a nation also here well there's no no there that's like turkey ok chills. was that good looks better because i'm too afraid no i've got to say your house was the five you now he's in my thoughts i think yeah which it's a safe why that was very well. i'm here to do you trust your children with those weapons you know i mean it's not you know here's a gun go out and it's a tom over time you know and they they have to earn my trust to do those things like you the key that they they know where it's at today you know when i were smaller know that key was put up that keys where they didn't know where it was it was either on my key chain and you know they couldn't get in that gun cabinet that is if it is easy could tell you know it's ok you know go to work i think amy valueless war just. after
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dinner the children go outside to practice that savors hubby in the backyard. crosstalk rules and if it doesn't you can jump in anytime you want.
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in two thousand and seven one of the first things released by wiki leaks was a secret video recording that actually looked like a video showing two american action political protest opening fire on a dozen people in iraq and this is going to commence to live in a society of images of violence become almost this is what the sense of isolation and lack of empathy look like. when we try an experience to speak to disassociate our own embodying actions from the table but we also have a sense from certain kinds of moral. i absolutely am frightened of the potential games desensitize people we know they can because the military uses games to nations as. old as war it is not simply shoot but it is killing in killing exacts a penalty of the killer. people for whom it is defined by popular
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media don't get. to. eat. meat.
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there's now no more all i can lead to radio. nonsense sorry. you're. right you guys too young to own a gun. why not book was. there no we're not all pro do you know it's all pretty well take care of. i not afraid of something happens with a gun the excellence of something. well they miss you have it's not right i think
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you honestly do need the positive side ever now and because you know only what is supposed to fight the process out is a large you know i mean this teaches them i'm not saying that they're going to be better than anybody else's children when they grow up but me teaches them a lot of response ability. you know what the gun rights advocates will say you're using this threat of death of caroline sparks to get your own message across i hope they do say that because it is my methods but it is also the message of the american academy of pediatrics the american academy of pediatricians in the united states in two thousand and twelve a policy statement stating that the only safe home in the united states is a home without a gun and i stand behind not only. just
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around the corner from my caroline sparks was shot dead is one of the largest shooting grounds in the united states. as eight thousand the shooting ground is larger than eleven thousand troops will be chouse. so this is what we call the point to give you some perspective the most of our property is all north of us and west this is nick noble owner of the range despite the tragic incidents in the neighborhood he still see shooting as an innocent fun. i call golf with a shotgun so you're going from from whole the whole station to station and then scoring and going to the end of the day out yeah today out. in the shooting club equipped with a restaurant and hotel is a family destination because of the vast size of this it is travel by car between the fifty shooting stations this particular station is a recreation of a cowboy village. so this is where the action happens this is it this is one of our
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many ranges but to be a good place for us to come down and maybe test out a few different types of. nick noble wants to prove that shooting doesn't have to be dangerous. first of all we always keep guns pointed in a safe direction even when it's unloaded we assume that every firearm is loaded until we can prove otherwise when you're handling a firearm you never have that finger on it so it's if you're even taking a picture english are always well yeah parallel with that and then and then the only time i ever put a finger on the triggers and we're actually engaged in the target and ready to shoot and then i'll actually put my finger on the trigger but any time i pick this up fingers off which are. ok to hit anything that's it for time i can understand why children find a use who would give a thrill a bit of adrenaline yes i said understand that yeah is the wife's to learn the kid
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how to shoot when such a tragic accident happens around the corner here there's between two and three hundred million guns the united states so you can act like they're not here and keep kids away from them and i think that's when i when i believe that it's my personal opinion that when kids become curious about what they don't know is when the accidents happen is so different than putting a child a sixteen year old child in a vehicle with no training on an interstate. this is how you feel with guns that it you have to train. but i thought you know if she even lead she would be brain damaged and maybe even see can see now that your eye is right there and i just feel so worried that she would never be normal again or in a coma forever are bats the ball. for azhar his grandmother children and weapons should never be combined. grandma who was in the coma for two weeks with
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a bullet lodged in her brain. it's a new it is serious about. the by. well it's still in the head it's too difficult to remove it. but other than that she leads the life of any seven year old. charlie charlie and. what are the chances that it will survive something like that well one in a million and the doctors say that in a baby never seen nothing like this before so they called the miracle baby. schools sat. down with a child a high school and writes our allies. and they hit you. what it was if you hit you with a cold it's bad a searing. look at the i said yes. i
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would have got to say you were lucky a little bit. and learned the cost. to wear gold hill. because of the accident bizarre his parents lost their rights to parental care. how grandmother now has full custody. together they visit the hospital where as ari it was treatments. he looks crazy its. own luck as a whole while i. can't believe his looks to. my shield up really nice you can't even hardly tell it was there looks just like a little scrape now. they're getting squire good sense for him every day to keep the sky oh that's fantastic they've taught you well you can't even tell. i've done
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this for thirty years and there are children that you always remember they just stick in your head and i have my special words and she's one of the special ones you remember and see her now she's fabulous. absolutely fabulous and this is the recovery that you always hope for a small nergal a small miracle definitely something that you're doing so good. makes me know that what i'm here for is worthwhile. makes me know that what i do is good. the figures are truly shocking more than fifteen thousand children each year abroad to hospitals across america with gunshot wounds and eight children die every day because of the consequences. in the gun from that's public television i left
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a couple of messages i think six or seven attempts to speak with someone from the gun lobby on successful and the secretary admits that due to the death of caroline spokes this is not a popular topic of conversation for the arms manufacturers. caroline sparks is buried here on the outskirts of cumberland county. brother and mother regularly visit the gas station nearby which also serves as a convenience store in your absence has been on. our list on average of a wash lost weight you know ever since man by her mom said there's a bear or second grandmother who had a second grandmother so you must be hurt when you heard the news yes i'm really hard about it that i heard about it. and so this movie is now a symbol for the gun debate throughout the united states president obama one
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stricter gun control but is met with a resistance from the countryside even in the village of caroline sparks board taken the right so i don't buy it here they were doing. so even after the tragedy when i was with the directly about you still believe it or you know that you have the children yeah yeah meet some the protect you say so so you say this gun for five six seven year olds is safe going to even though it supervision your own grandchildren you would give a great many pictures with there with maybe one day i hope to fill look back at these pictures of robert ray i'm very good. with alex and t.j. owning and shooting guns from the young ages of twelve and seven the woods will continue to consider shooting a family activity. rather than spending saturdays playing football they go to the shooting range.
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why do you like shooting so much. stress. shooting helps the roof stress you know. and i'm sure afraid something happens a children every day and us die because of short films aren't you afraid it happens to you why not because what it would be made to shoot so. and someone else who is trying to or. when you think it's innocent when you with kids involved you think there's not a bullet in there you think it's just like you think everything's safe but it's not guns are never say. and because of that there's a family that's very sad wallace mr daughter and i'm very blessed that we have you with us. after some kids were never taught
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the difference between i am in a real gun i think that's where some of the accidents come into play i mean you were talking about the incident in cumberland county how do you know that child wasn't thinking that that gun was just a ploy again. if you look at this infant above the infants right here is a gunshot wound close to the head in the temple area unfortunately this is one of the children did not make it we were unable to revive this child this is the gun debate through the eyes of children and since we come to pay through the eyes of children this is the through the eyes of carolyn sparks if we can't do it for our children for our future what is the country is safer.
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pay be used you don't know if you don't pay the car or you're not response to really. knows everyone in my life that i cared about their goal but when that happened i came to skin well. i was national champion in track and field and also i was able to go and qualify for the olympic games. you know nine hundred eighty eight i started to experiment with that the drugs i had lost all the financial means that i. was really on the street. black large brown kids. the great wall street kid.
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sounds of ukrainian troops stationed in the crimea that are reportedly rejecting. and switching allegiance joining up with local defense groups. meanwhile resistance is spreading towns of thousands in ukraine's eastern regions on the crimean peninsula test against the nationalists. in a crew in kiev. approves a potential troop deployment in ukraine as a threat to russia not that it's such a pity for help from the predominantly russian populated region of crimea. and also in this week's news diplomatic gets sold play between venezuela and the united states as deadly clashes in caracas and beyond the sea where children accused of using the troubled. classical christian group patrol the streets
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in london claiming to stand off aggressive islamification but local community leaders fear it stoking greedy just tensions. the latest news on the week's top stories we're watching the international with me you know thanks for joining us. ukrainian troops stationed in crimea reportedly posed and siding with local authorities there refusing to comply with orders coming from kiev and if it is in the autonomous capital simferopol let's listen in. the ukrainian military stationed here in the crimea are divided some of them gave up their weapons left arsenals and reported to key of the big quiett the military
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forces while all others. sided with crimea is authorities at the same time we're hearing from local authorities that said the situation is under control and of course they try to avoid any panic among the population and their dress people trying to assure them that everything is under control but actually we don't see much of a panic here on the streets often for opal it's a lovely sunday here today and we hope that it will stay this way the split that started here in ukraine with what many see as unarmed coup in care of continues and even tippens the country is divided into those who took the side of the country's new authorities and those who don't recognize them as a legitimate power and resist against them and protest against them and this is especially case with the eastern and southern ukraine it's a vast part of the country it includes ten regions it's home to more than half of
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the country's population and weakness sow's and strong demonstrations all over this region people take to the streets of both the ordinary raza dence and officials men women entire families to show key of that they don't want them in the port city of sevastopol here in the crimea just one hundred kilometers away from where we are now local residents rejected kiev appointed mayor and later they had of police also signed from the capital in the city of hulk of known as the capital of the eastern ukraine the largest city of these area protesters managed to finally end to the building that was seized for almost a week and raised a russian flag there and it was accompanied by clashes and shootings and several people reportedly were aimed at in another city industrial. center over the eastern part of ukraine donetsk local sources claimed they will not obey kiev and they voted over
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a referendum over the region status to be held in the nearest future we're hearing from the governor of russia's belgrade region bordering ukraine that groups of armed people have been scouting over the night throughout the town and no one can say for sure where the came from and what fool but there was reportedly an attempt to block the highway that connected to the major cities here in the crimea russian border guards detained an activist who took part and then rest in the ukrainian capital and he shot some light on what was really happening caban in recent weeks you know many of those that run for the mirror. there were many foreigners in my town but if i can even give you rough numbers there were about sixty americans who were still there there were also germans thirty to forty of them poles and turks too although i'm not sure how many but the americans were by far the most active. the rule of misfits from all over ukraine people without jobs
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without education they came because they knew there was an icky you can do anything and no one can stop you there were drugs alcohol violence it attracted them. crimea's staunch opposition to the current authorities in kiev is rooted in the region's complicated history let's now have a look so crimea was for almost two centuries part of russia in the us aside it was a russian republic until nineteen fifty four and that's when soviet leader nikita holeshot handed it over to ukraine bugs and of course no one saw the u.s.s.r. would break up like it did in one thousand nine hundred ninety one when crimea was left as part of the new independent ukraine but the majority of people there living there continue to associate themselves with russia and you can see the percentage of the three major ethnic groups inhabiting the peninsula and the number of russians among them and what it comes to language mind to seven percent of crimea
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is people speak russian in their daily life and work so one of the revolutionary authorities in kiev put forward a language bill that really rugs the rights of native russian speakers it started protests and calls for greater independence from the ukrainian capital in the wake of radical attacks on the autonomy's q a ton of these key government buildings crimean authorities turns to russia for help and a moscow has approved a potential russian armed presence in ukraine and that's with diarrhea pushed. situation is very serious and even dangerous and the autonomous republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and they're forced to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's who now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for support of potential military help let's now listen to
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what he's had to say because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the laws of russian citizens our compatriots and the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty as stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives the russian president the right to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the
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ones that took place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol our correspondent there you go to school north can tell us what exactly happened. hoops of armed men sent from kiev tried storming in and capturing several local government buildings here firing weapons and using sound grenades the so-called self defense squads were able to repel these attacks but perhaps this was the turning point after wish the crimean prime minister announced that he's temporarily taking over the control of all the crimean security services including the public the police the military the navy and border guards and he also asked russia for assistance to help protect the local population from any further of possible threats coming from kiev where he said power it was hijacked by extremists as a result of a cool now another thing which the local authorities did was they changed the de date of the referendum aimed at deciding whether or not the crimea should have more
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independence from kiev the dateless a change from may to march so it should be held in the very nearest a future the general understanding here is that many of the a new laws passed by the new afterwards there and give our and against russians. the people of crimea refusing to bow to the interim government mainly because the right wing radicals currently have too much source he would bet they self imposed leaders made their way into power with petrol bombs and gunfire ousting president asserting their own rules they have and rejected all of his made opposition need to eventually they forced to flee ukraine with threats to vote him and his family now crimea fears cave will threaten any disobedience from their side in the same violent way the organized. brain explains the details to. come together in. the way that the. cultural
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differences in this country generally imply that we may have protection and this is. the police all around the country. there they killed them and the police now is just. has just lost its moral and the only way to protection and we have gathered today all these from the great. number of. these groups. and liberals can go to the election but first we need to restore before the election we need to have the or there is. while crimea authorities were asking moscow for help the head of ukraine's national group right sector reached out to notorious chechen terrorists. urging him on his militants to
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step up their jihad against russia. nido the chechen islamist movement has made it his goal to carve out a sharia kind of fate and he's not only considered as russia's osama bin ladin is also classified as and most wanted terrorist by america to morrow was behind dozens of deadly attacks over many years the moscow demanded of a cold mornings for example and attacks on the matra warring leave the right sector says those who lead the kiev rise share a bond with the islamists in their struggle against russia. russia's foreign ministry responded to the appeal to the minute and by pointing out that many of the groups now at the helm in ukraine are radicals has been. actually gaining the expert opinion on that development it's really no surprise that these. right sector. extreme western ukrainian alter nationalists
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have made this appeal to mars they have discussed this online before this is actually you know in alliance of doubles if you will that we have seen before during this crisis there is so much chaos and so much. activities which are not acceptable you you have to find some way to get the crisis down and then perhaps you can work on these things and try to get the support of terrorists and urging them on is not a good way to proceed by any side in this conflict. mosque is calling on the u.n. security council to put pressure on radical movements in ukraine over their threats of tara meanwhile the russian federation council is urging kremlin to withdraw its own boss of the from the united states more now from guy an edge of chicken washington would worship brings to the u.n. is the message that those who through force took power in kiev should not count on using force against people in crimea and other parts of ukraine that have no say in
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the power grab at my dog the russian envoy to the un called on kiev and those who have influence on key of to bring the situation in the country on a quote political constitutional track or urges everyone to go back to the agreement signed in february between the ukrainian government and some of the opposition leaders that would lead to elections that would lead to a unity government to which would be inclusive and it would not trouble in the interest of a big part of ukraine that had no say in the power grab it find done in the meantime russia calls the decision makers in kiev and in the west to rein in the investor said the red of course in ukraine who have very interruption sentiments and who present danger to the russian speaking population in ukraine russia says if the russian speaking population in ukraine is in danger it will take measures to protect them under international law earlier the russian parliament suggested that
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the russian president recall the bastard to the u.s. consultations we don't know whether or not the russian president will actually do that russian lawmakers say this proposal was in reaction to president obama say russia would pay if it intervened in ukraine. ok bringing you the latest updates on the ukrainian crisis later this hour on and right after the break a german communities battle to keep the ground beneath their feet. villages digging the same that way of life in the face of the government's a resurgent craving for called state. wide investigation the fishing industry reveals they did in troubled waters a fish fun. of me because. i spread all over and over
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the most toxic food you have in the whole world grain profit if each of fishes inquiry furthermore health restriction. i don't. really know what's inside the. jail fish. during june the caribbean was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn amount anything to nj mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care only on the dog.
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this is all seem to national welcome bok. deadly protests in venezuela have attracted the attention of the un secretary general who's planning to discuss the violence with the country's foreign minister. the process of a high levels of crime and they stuck into calling me have left eighteen people dead presidents my dear accused american diplomats. government on rest and expelled three of them washington return each other with a similar move gregory will. come believes the roots of the trouble lie beyond the country's borders. the united states has opposed the iraq and strives for a very long time and so has a conservative government in colombia both governments have seen various ways whether it is being paramilitaries going to going to split off from colombia or also the us government supporting opposition groups with funding and with the
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public statements that for example kerry recently gave secretary of state kerry which essentially gave. opposition a shot in the arm because he made it their protests even though it's quite clear that most of the protests that are out there are being violent and are seeking calm protections with at least. and more on the situation in venezuela on our website and also there for you just what was iran's a driving force in abandoning any new plan military ambition so only why president rouhani has been explaining that really true and atomic weapons don't mix. last week has had a facelift as well as governing bodies letting women players to keep their heads covered already just reasons on the bridge. talking islamophobia proving a major headache for britain after soaring levels of crimes against muslims in
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london since the middle of last year but the authorities have a bottle in the hands reports now on a self-styled christian patrol threatening to inflame community tensions in the capital. i don't want to be so harsh on the big groups given the christian proliferates there's any patrol in town also in the hills of the small but make sure it's muslim patrols any political group calling themselves britain first have responded by forming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicles on the bullet proof the whole thing is off the tee joins the list they took to the streets in east london where we had in full. why the area in particular because that's where you're trying to be happening. what you want to make from the group is being described as far right many of the members of pullman b.m.p. or e.t.l.
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that we get to differentiate themselves from these groups and insist they don't want to be associated with violence pick tactics such as baiting when members stand with empty big cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the creep have already faced the rest we know here during the. problems for anyone to be. sure of trying. to confront them do you think the christian patrols intimidating. despite having a poorly condemned the muslim patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community certainly feels threatened by. what the public needs to understand is
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that none of these groups represent the mainstream community or wider society out on london streets and well there's not much support to be found here either. we were told not to get bored with you when you shouldn't have been the love. story. be any do you think it's all going to be completely peaceful here when you think there are going to be moments where i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid that you could not patrol yeah and then just leave these members of the public to be a rough spot of your patrols. but this sure if it was having been a race in that there would be some fun but that's not what we've been told since a number of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity muslim patrols so far not taken the bait surf
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the london. for some more global headlines this hour hundreds of protesters waving fake money took to the streets of istanbul and ankara are demanding the resignation of turkey's government the crowds accuse leaders of corruption after recordings emerged pushing to be of prime minister at one and his son discussing how to stanch away money the premier and says the tapes are fake the protests were also against the early release of five suspects charged with widespread corruption which included the sons of two former ministers. knife will have slaughtered twenty nine computers at a railway station in western china more than one hundred forty others were hurt when a dozen men conducted a friends at a time on the station concourse police describe it as terrorism carried on by ethnic separatists but no motive has yet been established so all the tigers were shot dead one has been captured and manhunt is underway for there are. hundreds.
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of bombs going off in a busy market in nigeria killing at least ten people including children the number of casualties is expected to. rises dozens of people remain trapped in the rubble no one's admitted carrying out that time but suspicion mainly points to the extremist vocal hieron the group which has long terrorized the country to introduce sharia law. says germany pledged to scrap nuclear energy a few years ago a wind of change how swept across the country's energy landscape but this seemingly green decision has some pretty toxic consequences with huge levels of coal again being banned for power as there's a cousin of reports entire villages are being threatened to feed the the fossil fuel addiction. welcome to outer wash population two hundred forty one it's a place that steeped in history the bell in this church was forged before columbus
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sailed for america and locals here have centuries old claim to the land it's we're all rick schultz was born and it's where he intends to die his family has owned this farm since fifteen sixty she learned a trade from his father and plans to hand the business down to his son. this has been our homeland for centuries it means everything to us what my family my fellow villagers here face a terrible prospect our homes could soon be raised and our businesses destroyed. it's what's beneath the land an estimated two hundred fifty million tonnes of brown coal that threatens to wipe out a wash and two nearby villages off the map they have machines or strip mining the ground or brown coal and you can see above vast size of this operation the coal mine behind me is already the size of several small towns but the company. wants to
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grow this we dish energy giant wants to double the size of the open cast mine bought in fall needs more lignite for its power plant one of the dirtiest in europe the local children call it the cloud making factory it's one of the most polluting fossil fuels and it's supposed to be a thing of the past germany gets nearly twenty five percent of its electricity from solar and wind with a goal of eighty percent renewables by twenty fifty at the country burned more brown coal last year than at any time since the one nine hundred ninety s. the dirty downside of chancellor merkel's nuclear phaseout more than nine hundred villagers are risk of being displaced and for some there's a feeling of history repeating itself in this region thousands had been resettled after the second world war when the communist government depended on brown coal to power its cities and factories. it makes me furious just furious first the government comes in starts developing alternative sources of energy and now we've
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come back to brown coal i feel very disillusioned we simply can't go back to old practices. residents have launched their own campaign to keep the diggers at bay but it's questionable if they can keep up the fight these are tiny villages with aging populations facing an energy giant with deep pockets a definitive decision has yet to be made on the fate of the villages in foughten fall does move then it likely won't be for many more years and approval by state authorities is still pending although local activists aren't optimistic so the three villages will basically be gone if the plans go if the parents go through the parliaments through villages. to be moved. our laws protect the interests of the coal mining industry and the industry managed to convince politicians that if the country abandon scald i'll be major problems with electricity supply. the company has said that it will recreate outer wash elsewhere
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a church or church promises a house for a house but for residents like all rick schultz giving up is simply not an option when a by over here. my ancestors fought in the thirty year war with sweden in the seventeenth century they defended this land and i will also stand firm and fight for my land i cannot imagine what happens if i lose this battle. reporting in outer wash germany and the sea captain of. spend some time on skid row in the states her angels next when our international.
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judy cox a utah mother out of spite but an entire line of t. shirts at a popular chain store at her local mall the reason that she bought them was because she feels that the images of nearly naked women on them violate her local towns decency code she wants to make it clear though that she feels the store has the right to sell this type of shirt just not displayed in an exterior window ultimately her plan is to return the shirts on day fifty nine of the store's sixty limit let's hope for her sake they don't have a no return policy i bring this up because this is a great example of a nonviolent form of protest that actually works cause the scandal and more importantly it will make the company lose a few dollars technically the girls on the shirts are even fully exposed believe me i checked thoroughly and i would even call them r. rated the local communities have the right to be more conservative than the rest of the nation if they want to be and it's good that judy cox actually did something rather than just sitting at home on the air complaining about moral decay across the country if a housewife from a small mormon community could stand up to the man what's stopping you but that's
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just my opinion. this is a just your mental. fellow children of the industrial revolution we call things that are it seems to be running out of steam as well as coal gas water to old trees . we sit by this and it's a crisis like this because we have a recession obama is wise and more sudden he's applied his futuristic like stick you know next fight going to be precise.
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fifty plaques which does not appear on any map of los angeles. you. do. not. steal a room basically. and they say oh. this is good in big question things
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here that you've been experiencing shit that there is just no way i mean it's no movie there's no book there's this is a real life experience to see people get beat up every night people get robbed a bus ticket because. i've seen people get hit by a car pay b.o.'s you know on time you know snores you know per car noticed your new responsibilities were not here because where homeless just less of a home baby my reality was that i was there you know skid row is the last house on the block at g.o.p. but just in my neighborhood you know i. basically almost left on every street down here at one time or another i think i would never ever live in a way else you know skid row is my home. as many as eleven thousand men and women make their home on l.a. skid row. about to. it's
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a struggle with mental illness track addiction or both but it wasn't always this way. i came to skid row it was more like skid row's we identified only drunks old drunks on the street. it used to look terrible he's old presumed garnishes drunks. and when it was really safe because they were not very aggressive now we have young strong crack addicts who are many times are willing to take a chance at rolling stone to get their money to get some more crack it's a different addiction. there's always been efforts to get rid of skid row it was a war and for people who are unable to live in the world and they were given the tried to move through again and again but just moved into a different area when big money developers began to revitalize downtown the flop houses got new neighbors and penned houses and high end lofts. there are not many
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places where the gap between rich and poor is a striking as it is here. literally there is just a block or two separating those two things and i'm cruising where there's muscles operating those two things i was. really over to. skid row this is the new or through my still to. back you were to drop it people didn't come down to see into downtown just swell the air allegedly if you know all this is dirt fields and burn barrels and they will cut your throat down to your people become past main street doing dishes call the pit spec down. the people are told the difference and also a whole new generation. it's good rosenau just same potential real estate story of a ground floor it's clear that people are interested not much interest on the people who are on the ground everyone who lands on skid row has a story to tell about how they got their. for many it's the last stop after losing
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everything for some to follow says specially turn magic my life you know prior to coming to skate row was. in some ways like most people in other ways it was a little bit different you know i am i was born in compton grew up there with five brothers and sisters lost my dad when i was three my mom when i was fourteen at that point i moved out to california and i was an athlete in high school and decent student and started smoking weed you know in high school at the age of fourteen after my mom passed away yet and still you know i was good enough athletically to earn a full scholarship to university of iowa state university where i was a national champion in track and field and also was able to go and qualify for the olympic games in eighty four where i actually competed i want to soak the medal so to eighteen years old you know obviously going into the olympics a year out of high school was very exciting i had
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a lot of emotion going on. you know one nine hundred eighty eight i started to experiment with the drugs that ended up you know getting involved with cocaine freebasing cocaine and that was the beginning of a twenty year journey for me as an addict i had lost everything i had lost my shoe contract i had lost my house i lost all the financial means that i head was really on the street. sleeping on the street for the first time and actually laying down on the sidewalk you know and trying to close your eyes and next to go to sleep when you're outdoors those are the things as an addict that most people don't really talk about so the first time i came down to skid row i was pretty much our five. i was amazed at the number of english were down here i was amazed and where some of the people had come from.
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the midnight mission first opened its doors and nine hundred fourteen cents and thousands have passed through its drug and alcohol treatment program. two hundred forty four men occupy this space here at the mission and we're going to go and see where i got my humble beginnings in recovery this is the residence when you first come into the midnight mission everyone that comes in has to come through this dormitory first. so this was my bed c three up and you can see this in the this is just the way it was when i when i got here i did a lot of soul searching this bit right here i had to make up my mind whether or not i was going to try to stay sober what the program was for me what i was really doing here you know at forty one years old what are you going to do i mean at that point for me it was either you go forward you know what the other lifestyle or you try to pull back and do something different. any time you fall from grace or you
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fall from from lofty heights if you want to use that word. it's humbling. the area has always attracted outsiders. some stay for a. while others never. come albert olson but everybody calls me bam bam i'm a punky ex new yorker my story starts way back when i was a kid unfortunately. nursery school would be my teacher would a chair i was thrown out of every school ever want to have been seen elucidating and hearing voices i was since i was a kid i got i'm one of those cases where i'm bipolar schizoaffective i have anti-social personality disorder p t h d i have intimate rage just sort of a major nightmare the sort of i also have
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a gender i do. it is sort of where i am taking hormones for a transgender issue for sexual reassignment to get marilyn down the color of their good spot to some of the best era when it's. a crack up bed of weed mans on a next block. hollowing almost two years ago this only to be two years for me so i spent a good two years down. the general they got ever do again at their commit suicide next time. so nasty horrible and everything's all over the place it makes you you know makes you want to do something with your life size doing this because this is really rough to do this and i went to the service i got from out of the service for bad conduct one thing is really stinks the fact doesn't rain here it doesn't wash the urine in the pool the way it's a smell just gets worse and worse i beat up my mother and my sisters and i took my kid and by losing my kid and everything else i really really really were smart and i was when i first became homeless because i couldn't rationally. deal
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with where my life had gone i've been electrician for all these years or always worked. back in the mid seventy's through the mid eighty's we didn't call them homeless back then we were emptying our mental hospitals by basically saying now we have them instead of help you and you can also get on disability so go forth and take care of yourself the predominant population on the row at that time and continues to date are the homeless mentally ill obviously many of them are also involved with addiction and and sometimes you can't figure out which came first and that doesn't even matter the fact is they've got melanoma serious mental illness because the institutions don't exist anymore reagan closed down all those places and they took all the mental people and they gave it to society and then where do we go in. you either get committed and get locked in
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and smoke a cigarette three times a day and when they tell you or you sit out on the street you become homeless and you can at least have your own life to some point. in many ways it's an open asylum for the mentally ill we don't have closed asylums anymore except for our jails in our prisons l.a. county twin towers jail is the largest mental institution in the united states. because we no longer hospital wards are mentally ill so we criminalize them because of their behavior on the streets people were really questioning me like how can you open a place just for people who are crazy isn't that really stigmatized. and i said no i think we're going to be just the most righteous best drop in center we're going to have the best food we're going to feel like a family we're going to just make it
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a place people want to come to. that's how we. so that people had a place to stay at night. by like two thousand and two we had one hundred employees half of them were members we also set up our own. i came in contact with some of the most beautiful people that one could ever know we're really go to. a family. you know we eat together we play cards together we see karaoke i. deal with all types of people. versity and never in my life in any place i mean all types of people all types when i decided to come down and. i saw people just like me depression was why. buying biggest seat. i've been talking to this is
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i was seven years old i love this that i always say i'm not one of those. i do it in a way every task i do with it was that i have neurofibromatosis. where there tom was a girl in and out around the city nurses. my body. i know myself not to the little things that are going on my body i had my breasts removed dealing with cancer so i'm trying to be strong and i'm trying to be you know a bit too you know and just enjoying my life what i have right now what i'm doing right now is loving myself gorge on a doctor taking care of my business no matter how much pain i'm me and i got to do it. to.
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eat. or stand on the world can lead. me on say sorry.
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they look like bounty art. where the locals can enjoy the sun and the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people a suffering the consequences. how much more poison lies on the this ground. and behind this still is when there is what we call the callet bankole which there is because it alters the code you left by security test was closed just version of radionuclides despite what you know the screening efforts there remains the don't hold it i just a little less than to tell you is that it was tony and when you're stuck in iraq thought out all the coral reef know it's out of the ten meters down nuclear tests a never ending legacy on off a. secret laboratory to mccurry was able to build
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a new world most sophisticated robots which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything turns mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and world events this is why you should care watch only on t.v. dot com i was homeless for fourteen years by choice. it was because i couldn't get into school i didn't want to go read. the new funny. stewards who came to me a suit really really become of history no c.e.o. should he really have. a car from a home very good home you know. very good home but i want to live on the street be wow. our hard on learning i would store school locks because that's what this is an issue very wise to life from people. oh. bitterness where you. do not i just.
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disappear. right here. those canuck in the spring. i was born in the trailer house over here in san pedro my father was in the service in world war two when i was released in new mexico where my grandmother was born and from the men of clan to rich and powerful clan and in mexico it and i would put four years altogether in arkansas and i put the last twenty years in hale but. i had my first cats when i was three years old even though i've been feeding these for over five years now i had to pay for fifty a month or kept food i couldn't get to cheap get food cheap or get it i had to pay
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two and three and four dollars a night for star from containers and a body like eight dollars for just a few those things that struck me worst when i saw the skid row was there was no clean fresh water for the birds and kept they let caustic solutions and all kinds of poisons go psych drugs in the water stood to camps on the verge of drinking and no clean food supply for them to know by now if. they scampered with a lot more compact the ok. kid you can't take it again say it's a law and there's been this now this is the problem the uniform no this no this is the one that had the signs can write. the month including and it looked like a rat well this last race i got it to a reader. only hopefully we'll have wore. yellow skin a little later we'll have a lot of red in her war it really is yeah that meeting though careful anything red
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and blue moon for a room that also purple to support their group of the cast of cats are going to be for now that the red with the right set with lulu last final moulin allowed to go for ok and less than last night. and as a psycho a little insight and someone i don't miss out on like out of a license around and then i lay low and her rifle really sexually harassing. the six press. ganged our i felt like no star carolyn was out psycho level or anything when one phone attacked that way and our way the round unless they're not here so no way. to really know what i meant of address the guy was bothering her one day and i just didn't like. people to take advantage of low people. when he was taken advantage over sawyer intervened and she for good enough there she just kind
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of adopted me as her fiance and i've been her fiance or says that's been nine years ago but did i started to like her as a person and i start to understand her who she is right here in her. mental illness with the collection of tray a she she has storage is full of cash like three different ones just completely piled up to she pay every minute nothing but. that's who she is and i take her just who for who she is it and that's why she loves me and i love her for that accepting that i guess that's how i get my blessings from god. you know because in the beginning was like i but i truly i would defend her with my life if you believe that i would die behind this will lead you to. you. see. life is. life is a conundrum to be. so strange and everybody down here
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knows that if they bother her they're going to have to deal with me so they basically don't bother with all. the hate that she carries all the church. richard b. a long time to people while you are off the street or why you don't she won't she doesn't want to see people understand you not to let them be who they are when she's ready to go inside sure. you she wants to live on the street you have to live her litter slots or should i just live i'm sure even though she has a horse. she needs a trail large once there were she grew. even though as mothers will set the money he she gave him he's been on drugs and in these people giving one drug no one else to buy more they keep psyching him. and he almost finished a psychology course and with three years of medical school ended up at medical school it crackle i can end up so bad commemorating and now i see that one back to
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medical school even though he has pancreatic cancer which is really a sick move. he is she is a lot of ways and he caused me a lot of grief. and ok we have family home paying for law. well i just feel bad. that this is not how. i was sleeping i was enjoying the blanket. real close friends. sometimes i still was sad to sleep. sometimes when i'm inside it reminds me of why the hell out of there at the gates sixteen. i try to have myself. i wasn't
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going to acting with other people healthy way i didn't feel connected to anything i remember feeling very depressed and. i thought wanted to save the world in myself you know a headache if i go in at sixteen then i never have to come back out again but they would accept me. they would be really bad place to be you know i ran away from home at seventeen years old and i actually got a job paid writ in my school. that married at the age of twenty one had my daughter my first daughter it was twenty two then my other daughter and then my last dollar baby heard. their father divorced me at that point i mean. there was nothing healthy about.
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everything with distorted. our own how to do that i don't know how i raised those three girls like that. but he said that my father passed away that hurt me really bad. everyone in my life that i cared about they're gone and then happen i came to skid row. i developed a real bad drug and crack cocaine and came here. and i really didn't and never thought about it i just know when you are wrong doing roman doing your body spoke nets or that's what i'm going to do. but. that's what i wanted at that time and i just remember saying to myself sitting here long now and keep doing what i'm doing it's gonna happen because i just knew i was glad as to say enjoy it and
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maybe i'll die. sandro. rosell is very good to me he said he's used down here in britain through most turbulent times down here in jos and there's two sides to part of it is a drug addiction crack cocaine also dictate to the lifestyle of downtown l.a. where. no one judges know. grew up in compton rock or southern run horse i was three years old. and people warsi had horses in the back yard but they'd never roll i just are going to be forced to take them out no you don't buck ya get him in writing this if you wrote him or something. so i knew i had talent for riders that knew they had like a four and i had a stand into the whole why you like it so much what you did before i went down they
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they spark me yeah that's what i want to know too that i like the smell of eleven when they spark me awarded for. that's how i like horses they spark we decide what my dream would be to live with ranch. be were horses you know. just be around smell them walk ride a baby. teach people about. when to come the horses i believe that. i know it's i guess it has to be cast arrested so many people you know. if you can face the wall of wall people up and down the whole black man you can hardly walk up and down the street cause could be a pen pal or a cop standing on our everybody's either in jail they all went to santa monica venice or hollywood or somewhere else we don't need more channels we need more mental institutions to lead more doctors to come down here so. people passed out
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sandwiches that's what we really need we need more understanding we need the awareness that we're not all three. things impact our central nervous system the environment that we grow up in and that we live in our d.n.a. basically what we're born with our genes and drugs. don't i mean is the reward neurotransmitter i mean it's what sane use and release is from our brain cells when we are sexually aroused when we smell something good that we'd like to be when and. we smoke crack called the brain of a schizophrenia person untreated unmedicated is a wash with dope and maybe more sold in the brain of a person who doesn't because frankly. the skin frank brain cannot filter out the
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noises the heat. the vibrations the other people talking to you it's all coming in at once so the medications that we give people for schizophrenia reduce the don't for me unfortunately they reduce it too much and they feel good in some states don't get to feel pleasure any more. these folks wake up every morning and have to face another day being a stigmatized marginal person in the world and have to make decisions about using street drugs or using prescribed drugs or street drugs or easier to get them prescribe drugs street drugs feel better prescribe drugs don't particularly feel better in their hands everywhere is mentally ill people there's always a major because we need them there it's on medication for self medicate so be it
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how else would. what else would you like me to do i can't even get my mom would answer the telephone what am i supposed to get my medication so get drugs soup on the street before i try to make it. to the we'll call it on the road side to the car skidded at breakneck speeds and fell into a ditch and i was thrown out of the car she was like a broken dome it wasn't a single soul piece left i thought if i lived and had a chance to start my life from scratch what i would start making dulls to help children it. could go on right after he was born the baby was all in casts. his legs are getting bigger and the ortho sister get too small so we have to order new ones said lorna has raised money for us she helps us to get the leg braces for five years after my potentially fatal injuries in
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signs of ukrainian troops stationed in the crimea are reportedly rejecting a new authority and switching illegal joining up with local defense groups. meanwhile resistance is spreading tens of thousands of ukraine's east regions of the crimean peninsula protest against the nationalists. in a crew in kiev. under moscow does approve a potential troop deployment in ukraine there's a threat to russian nationals that it's also a plea for help from the predominantly russian populated region of crimea. and also in this week's news diplomatic play between venezuela and the united states as deadly clashes in caracas and be your own see washington accused of fueling the troubled. classical trash
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a christian group patrols the streets in london claiming to fend off aggressive islamification local community leaders fear it's total really just on. the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching i'll see international with me your national our thanks for joining us ukrainian troops stationed in crimea reportedly leaving the post and siding with local authorities they are refusing to comply with orders coming from kiev. in the autonomous capital simferopol with more force. the crane and military stationed here in the crimea are divided some of them gave up their weapons left arsenals and reported to key of the big quiett the military forces while all others. sided with crimea is authorities
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at the same time we're hearing from local authorities that so the situation is under control and of course they try to avoid any panic among the population and their dress people trying to assure them that everything is under control but actually we don't see much of a panic here on the streets often for opiates a lovely sunday here today and we hope that it will stay this way the split that started here in ukraine with what many see as unarmed coup in care of continues and even tippens the country is divided into those who took the side of the country's new authorities and those who don't recognize them as a legitimate power and resist against them and protest against them and this is especially case with the eastern and southern ukraine it's a vast part of the country it includes ten regions it's home to more than half of the country's population and weakness sow's and strong demonstrations all over this
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region people take to the streets of both the ordinary raddatz and officials men women entire families to show key of that they don't want them in the port city of sevastopol here in the crimea just one hundred kilometers away from where we are now local residents rejected kiev appointed mayor and later they had of police also signed from the capital in the city of hulk of known as the capital of the eastern ukraine the largest city of these area protesters managed to finally end to the building that was seized for almost a week and raised a russian flag there and it was accompanied by clashes and shootings and several people reportedly were injured in another city industrial center over the eastern part of ukraine donetsk local authorities claimed they will not a big and they voted over a referendum over the region status to be held in the nearest future. russian
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border guards have detained an activist who took part in them rest in the ukrainian capital on his shirt sunlight and was really happening in kiev in recent weeks but on many of those that are more than mere inches there were many foreigners at my down i can even give you rough numbers there were about sixty americans who were still there there were also germans thirty to forty of them poles and turks too although i'm not sure how many but the americans were by far the most active. there were also misfits from all over ukraine people without jobs without education they came because they knew there was an icky you can do anything and no one can stop you there were drugs alcohol violence it attracted them. crimea's staunch opposition to the current authorities in kiev is rooted in the region's complicated history let's now have a look so crimea was for almost two centuries part of russia in the us aside it was
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a russian republic until nineteen fifty four that's when soviet leader nikita khrushchev hundreds of over to ukraine bugs and of course no one thought the u.s. assad would break up like it did in one thousand nine hundred one when crimea was left as part of the new independent ukraine but the majority of people living there continued to associate themselves with russia and here you can see the percentage of the three major ethnic groups inhabiting the peninsula and the number of russians among them when it comes to language learning to seven percent of crimea is people speak russian in their daily life and work so when the revolutionary authorities in kiev put forward a language bell that we rug's the rights of native russian speakers it sparked protests and calls for greater independence from the ukrainian capital. and in the wake of radical attacks on the autonomous key government buildings crimean authorities turns to russia for help and moscow has approved a potential russian armed presence in ukraine and more on that with the. situation
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is very serious and even dangerous in the autonomous republic of crimea more than half of its population is ethnic russians and the poorest to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power in kiev as a result of last week's coup now the russian president vladimir putin has addressed the parliament asking for the support of potential military help let's now listen to what he's had to say because of the extraordinary situation ukraine which represents a threat to the lives of russian citizens our compatriots in the contingent of russian armed forces located in the autonomous republic of crimea according to an international treaty as stated in the constitution of the russian federation i asked the upper house of parliament for permission to use armed forces new crane until the situation there is stabilized the federation council unanimously approved the move it was specifically reiterated by both the senators and the presidential
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spokesman that the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the threat to the russian nationals living in the crimea and the south east territories of ukraine it simply gives to react promptly in case of infiltration of radical groups into those territories if there are attacks of nationalistic radicals on ethnic russians or if assaults continue similar to the ones that place on the first of march in the crimea as capital simferopol by our correspondent there you go to school north can tell us what exactly happened. hoops of armed men sent from kiev tried storming in and capturing several local government buildings here firing weapons and using sound grenades the so-called self defense squads were able to repel these attacks but perhaps this was the turning point after wish the crimean prime minister announced that he's temporarily taking over the control of all the crimean security services including the public
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the police the military the navy and border guards and he also asked russia for assistance to help protect the local population from any further of possible threats coming from kiev where he said power it was hijacked by extremists as a result of a cool now another thing which the local authorities did was they changed the de date of the referendum aimed at deciding whether or not the crimea should have more independence from kiev the dateless a change from may to march so it should be held in the very nearest future the general understanding here is that many of the new laws passed by the new afterwards there in kiev are and against russians. and while crimean authorities were asking moscow for help the head of ukraine's gnashers group right sector in kiev reached out to notorious chechen terrorists leader maher of urging him and his militants to step up jihad against russia more of the needle the chance for an
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islamist movement has made his goal to carve out a shari'a. caliphate and he's not only considered russia's osama bin ladin is also classified as the most wanted terrorist by america maher was behind dozens of deadly attacks over many years. bombings for example the time on the metro morning the right sector says those who lead the key of riots share a bond with the islamists excuse me invest against russia. so the right sector has now deleted to door kumar from its facebook page and even says it never posted the message but rather that its facebook page was honks and it was framed but why that that's the truth or an attempt to save face and its relationship with western because we can discuss with world affairs his story and professor marc from oxford university professor armand very nice to see you so good
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our previous material and as it often happens are right revolutionary beautiful ideals and ideas buying by the far right and the radicals and russia western nationals to clarify the people calling for help from the most wanted terrorist are the same people they helped steer into power do those right wing is to enjoy a wide foreign support. well i think we've seen in the last forty eight hours suddenly the western media and the western governments that have been very enthusiastic about what they call people par who had turned a blind eye to the paramilitary and neo nazi elements on the streets of kiev have begun to back away the b.b.c.'s cable gatos for instance showed film of s.s. and heil hitler and blooms on the right sectors and which was taken before the fall of the on a covert so it was available before the crisis but it's only been shown since and
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of course whatever the right sector may say we remember in devolve there are streets named in honor not only of nazi collaborators like different under foot also of traction anti russian fighters so this particular claim that the right septa had put on to its facebook page. and it healed tomorrow of it's not impossible at all it would fit the past picture of course as i say now in the west and sponsors of all the worried suddenly we begin to see criticism of the new regime in kiev pollution of russian language rights of its rescinding of the ban on neo nazi symbols and so on suddenly the west begins to say perhaps we've unleashed a force here that is in fact highly destabilizing because clearly if you live in ukraine where so many atrocities were committed only seventy years ago by hitler the idea that the should be any sympathy either locally or in the west after all particular in poland is quite bizarre. do you think there are right sects agree
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which later denied at beginning to enlarge saying that web site was honks is now in damage control mode. well i think they are partly because as i say suddenly the whole mood music from washington from london from brussels even from warsaw is to say reach out to the russian population reach out to the jewish population that is for fearful of this radical near nazi type of rhetoric and stormtrooper squads roaming the streets of some of the cities of ukraine they realized in fact that the coup that overthrew the coverage has in fact not in the end of the drama but only the first fact but of course it's a sign i think of it rather childish almost unbelievably incompetent attitude on the part of the no two countries that they facilitated this crisis without thinking through what would happen the two are unleashing forces of nationalism of fear that can become uncontrollable or do we remember what happened in yugoslavia except of
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course that many of the leading figures in the obama administration like susan powell susan rice and so on his key advisors on international oceans actually think that smashing places up is a good thing they support for instance the breakup of yugoslavia to create kosovo the breakup of sudan to create south sudan suddenly however when they're confronted by russian speakers and all those who say we don't particularly want to live in a country that has this kind of regime they start talking about international law is sacrosanct sovereignty cannot be challenged they become parodies will they use to criticize and i think the inconsistency of. the from washington london brussels had professed so it's something that shows that they've lost they've lost but lost the plot yeah and also almost seven hundred thousand ukrainians have fled to russia in the past two months and they're continuing. what some see as an indicator of a looming humanitarian disaster should ukraine brace for the wisest. i think it
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should because on the one hand as you say there's the fear on the part of russian speakers and people who don't like the new regime who may be ethnic ukrainians and so on that causes them to move east but also the moment collapse of ukraine which is of course made much worse by the political chaos and the violence which implodes the currency implodes the passage to you of the crane to meet its obligations is pushing people to the us the outflow of people also leaving western ukraine so we're actually seeing a country that the very existence which is being challenged by the national credit nationalist claim they want to protect the state but actually their absurd paragould and behavior is imploding it and so in a sense we now face a situation where russia may be picking up the pieces in the south that the west will have to pick up the much bigger and more expensive piece in the center but of course ironically nato wanted crimea not the ukraine itself. marco werman professor of history at oxford university many thanks indeed. moscow's calling on the un
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security council to put pressure on radical movements in ukraine threats of terror meanwhile the russian federation council is urging crammed into with droid some bias a tip from the united states more now from. washington. to the u.n. is the message that those who through force took power in kiev should not count on using force against people in crimea and other parts of ukraine that have no say in the power grab my dog the russian envoy to the un called on kiev and those who have influence on key of to bring the situation in the country on a quote political constitutional track or urges everyone to go back to the agreement signed in february between the ukrainian government and some of the opposition leaders that would lead to elections that would lead to a unity government which would be inclusive and it would not trouble in the interest of a big part of ukraine that had no say in the power grab it bind on in the meantime russia calls for decision makers in kiev and in the west to rein in the as the
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investor said the radicals in ukraine who have very interruption sentiments and who present danger to the russian speaking population in ukraine russia says if the russian speaking population in ukraine is in danger it will take measures to protect them under international law earlier the russian parliament suggested that the russian president recall the bastard to the u.s. consultations we don't know whether or not the russian president will actually do that russian lawmakers say this proposal was in reaction to president obama say russia would pay if it intervened in ukraine. and i will keep bringing the latest updates on the ukrainian crisis round the day today and after the break a german community is bottle to keep the ground beneath that feet to meet the bennett just digging deep to save their way of life in the phrase of the
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governments we're saddened craving for a cold. economic
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downturn the final. day. and the rest look like it's going to be a little bit every week. this is the week he'll announce he welcomed by. deadly protests in venezuela have attracted the attention of the u.n. secretary general who's planning to discuss the violence would become trees foreign minister neighbor they protest high levels of crime. this stagnant economy has left eighteen people dead presidents what do iraqis the american diplomats of inciting the anti-government unrest and expelled three of them washington retired to do with a similar move and gregory will part from venezuela dot com believes there were use
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of the travel light beyond the country's buildings the united states has imposed on the world and charges for a very long time and so has the conservative government in colombia both governments have made various ways whether it is a supporting paramilitaries going to going to sway law from colombia or also the u.s. government supporting opposition groups with funding and with this public statements that for example carry recently gave secretary of state kerry which essentially gives you a position a shot in the arm because he. made it there are protests even though it's quite clear that most of the protests are are being violent and are seeking calm protections at least. in the situation but as well now website and also that just driving falls and abandoning any nuclear ambitions so by how present verrone has been explaining that when you told me the weapons don't. and there's good
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news for the faithful in football the sport's governing body says it's ok for women players to keep their heads covered during a match. talking is on the fabian is proving a major headache for britain after soaring levels of crimes against muslims in london since the middle of the year so the authorities have battle on their hands reports now on a self-styled christian patrol threatening to insulin community tensions and. i don't want to be so obvious all the big groups given the christian prolific there's any patrol in town also in the hills of the small but make sure it's muslim patrols a new political group calling themselves britain first have responded by forming what they've dubbed christie and patrols and this patrol comes complete with vehicle proof that the whole thing is. he joins the as they took to the streets in
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east london where we are in full. why the area because that's where the drug should be happening so for. the next round of the group is being described as far right many of the members a former b.m.p. or e.t.l. but then we get to differentiate themselves from these grapes and insist they don't want to be associated with violence but tactics such as baiting where members stand with big cans to try and lure out the muslim patrols have proven controversial and some members of the group have already faced the rest we'll hear. problems for anyone to be. sure to draw. from do you think the christian patrols intimidating.
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despite having a poorly condemned the muslim patrols at the time the east london mosque has been singled out by the christian patrol for criticism the mosques say they feel caught in the middle and are worried the patrol could inflame fragile community relations our community certainly feels threatened by his what the public needs to understand is that none of these groups represent the mainstream community or wider society out on london streets and well there's not much support to be found here either first of all for the border you shouldn't have a solution. i'm sorry. to be any do you think it's all going to be completely peaceful here or do you think there are going to be moments where obviously i think there's a potential for trouble there always will be there's nothing we can do to avoid
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that you could not patrol yeah just leave these members of the public to be part of your patrols. having been operating the fabric to somebody but that's not what we've been told since a number of arrests last year the muslim patrols have gone to ground despite the christian patrol activity the muslim patrols have so far not taken the bait search i think the london. since germany. has ago a wind of change has swept across the country as an inch of cape but this seemingly green decision is having some pretty toxic coal sequences and of reports. welcome to add awash population two hundred forty one it's a place that steeped in history the bell in this church was forged before columbus sailed for america and locals here have centuries old claim to the land it's we're all rick schultz was born and it's where he intends to die his family has owned
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this farm since fifteen sixty she learned a trade from his father and plans to hand the business down to his son. this has been our homeland for centuries it means everything to us but my family my fellow villagers here face a terrible prospect of our homes could soon be raised and our businesses destroyed . it's what's beneath the land an estimated two hundred fifty million tonnes of brown coal that threatens to wipe out a wash and two nearby villages off the map they have machines or strip mining the ground lignite or brown coal and you can see above vast size of this operation a coal mine behind me is already the size of several small towns but the company. wants to grow this we dish energy giant wants to double the size of the open cast mine bought in fall needs more lignite for its power plant one of the dirtiest in europe the local children call it the cloud making factory it's one of the most
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polluting fossil fuels and it's supposed to be a thing of the past germany gets nearly twenty five percent of its electricity from solar and wind with a goal of eighty percent renewables by twenty fifty at the country burned more brown coal last year than at any time since the one nine hundred ninety s. the dirty downside of chancellor merkel's nuclear phaseout more than nine hundred villagers are risk of being displaced and. there's a feeling of history repeating itself in this region thousands had been resettled after the second world war when the communist government depended on brown coal to power its cities and factories with. it makes me furious just furious first the government comes in starts developing alternative sources of energy and now we've come back to brown coal i feel very disillusioned we simply can't go back to old practices. residents have launched their own campaign to keep the diggers at bay but it's questionable if they can keep up the fight these are tiny villages with
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aging populations facing an energy giant with deep pockets a definitive decision has yet to be made on the fate of the villages if bought in fall does move then it likely won't be for many more years and approval by state authorities is still pending although local activists aren't optimistic so these three villages will basically be gone if the plans of the prince go through the parliament. through. to be moved is their books of our laws protect the interests of the coal mining industry and the industry managed to convince politicians that if the country abandons cold l.b. major problems with electricity supply quite honestly. the company has said that it will recreate outer wash elsewhere a church for a church it promises a house for a house but for residents like all rick schultz giving up is simply not an option
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when of him by the hearing including my ancestors fought in the thirty year war with sweden in the seventeenth century armed and they defended this land and i will also stand firm and fight for my land i cannot imagine what happens if i lose this battle when reporting in outer wash germany and they see catherine of. on our stories of where they struggles on skid row next house international. minnesota vikings football player jared allen like many pro athlete stereotypes is actually doing something for society with this n.f.l. fame and fortune he is providing homes for turning wounded u.s. veterans good job mr allen generally for some reason wealthy people don't do much to help other people besides giving money to charity to get some sort of tax break
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kickback the thing they don't realize that helping other people out is actually in the best interest of rich guys too if they would ever just stop to think about it a little more so mega wealthy that you could live in total isolation you're going to have to deal with the rest of the people in your country and the better off that average guy is the less likely he is going to need to steal from you to get by ellen's work is fantastic because it gets veterans out of the desperate situation of returning home wounded trying to struggle to find work in a bad economy and treat their wounds in a massively over expensive medical system here ellis plant is a drop in the bucket for the over twenty million american servicemen who have come back home but it shows that a wounded veteran with a place to live as a much better chance at a good life and the fewer vets there are living under a bridge the better society will be but that's just my opinion.
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rostock rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. in response to the intense law enforcement and skip around some local residents have made it their job to watch the parade. my mother in law father both came to california in one nine hundred fifty six and they both got a job downtown l.a. working at bullock's department store on seventh and broadway. my father had been
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living downtown and since. my mother she lived out in the projects the bad part of it was that i ended up hanging out in my mother's old neighborhood where i ended up joining the games and so for near i got into my diction my addiction landed me in front of the judge. because you're doing robberies he said you have to go to state prison so they say as soon as me to eighteen years state prison. when i was doing my time in prison i became really more radical i was like go on the revolutionary side before i got out you know i i promised all of that when i get out i would give back for all the wrong that i've been doing as a gang member and growing up in my life so when i got out the first thing i did was i came back to steal a role. so one day to bicycle
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security goes from the biggest improvement different color suburbia shirts had just one twisted home up in the air and it was about to break the woman on so i say what are you doing man this is little woman cohen goes you crazy because i don't shout a pick she got by i say so you go to break girl because you got a pipe so the lady was dramatic i know my back i know i'm yours i like it right so she tried to run she opened up her head to learn to go i said my letter goes with a little girl and she opened up her hand it was my lighter so i told myself when i was a homeless in medicine that we don't but it's for sure i'm still the general so i tell myself i've got to go get me some soldiers while i'm you know walking around in a. i talked to one of my friends and he told me mayo you need to go to l.a. can you do that. and so from him witnessing an injustice a day later he's. gone through leadership development classes and now three years later he's a lead human rights we're going to visit my job is to is to keep trying to wake up
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the messes you know and keep you know exploiting you know standing with the system is doing. personal hero and i think all. the time general. and the reason i admire him so much as the reason i admire so many people . he's really somebody who grew up here and now spends all his energy basically trying to from the rights of other folks to their. general did nine years in the state pain six of those years were in solitary confinement. is the individual that if you listen to the policy makers if you listen to people with money and wealth and power there's no rehabilitating. you know he's a career criminal. i guess you would have said the same thing about malcolm malcolm x. that he was a career criminal and now he's on a postage stamp. a second. and even.
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though i don't. look you. a smile. i saw a big picture came from saul was going on now and that's what really helped me open my eyes is the far did every post my field today the reason why i get up and go do what i do every day you know when i go work for you but yeah that's me. as first responders to emergency calls the skid row fire station has been busy as to north america. back in the mid seventy's. would be a contained preserved area much like an indian reservation or a ghetto where the unwashed wanted would be contained literally some of the.
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for humanitarian reasons that it would be easier to. keep people off from. the river or. one of the other important things to understand about skid row is that it's not primarily a homeless population and people tend to think it is and it's really critical people understand that because if you think of skid row is primarily a homeless population that's one set of issues with one set of solutions then you build large shelters and if you do it the way some people at city hall would like it you would build them out in the desert that's not what skid row is skid row is principally endangered low income residential community in the fifty blocks of skid row there are sixty five what we call single room occupancy housing without this housing people in the area would have nowhere to go who in the private or the public sector build housing for a single adult who's total income is a two hundred twenty three dollars check. the majority of people in this community
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. social security are g all and so that's the reason why we call this community on hold because well we can afford it. you know we have to go to the community redevelopment agency moratoriums that stopped. the income housing units into condos in los. we lost a thousand units in about three or four year period from about two thousand to two thousand and four. and took the city a long time to respond with a moratorium on losing that housing. which new people who come in and they have higher income. economically the older people were forced to leave. you know all these up towners who want to come and have their sort of disneyland manhattan experience they have other options to other communities they can go to but the poor skid row really have no other housing anywhere at all almost
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any one would say if you've got to be crazy why would you save skid row what is the possible value of saving a skid row if you think about it if thousands of people on main street lose their house and that's thousands of people for whom the city will have to build a massive and costly shelter system that makes far more sense to preserve the housing the poor live and and let the poor continue to pay their own grant so makes good economic sense not just good social and moral sense for the city to in fact preserve the housing that's in the skid row area. there are a lot of empty lost in the area the city could convert that into housing to the under. twenty four thousand dollars a year or more in. support of. the services. for thirty four percent of your return true or. forty five thousand to one hundred thousand dollars a year to run people through the emergency room the trails the court system and so
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on. this is the famous security of street prosecutors history fame it's no longer we're. on the train. i mean there they are we're there somewhere. that. whole world can think if they were doing that.
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every three minutes to feel sorry for her read. this here is a reasonable thing that they do down here they harass people. over and they'll stop the same person maybe a five times in one day and this goes on all day no they just decide to see if you were a white t. shirt and shorts you could soon be though don't they are arguing so that probable cause to be stopped which is. no where in the world in the neighborhood could not stand in the street not you know not play nowhere but downtown austin the only place to keep the bit. that you keep for his neighborhood still play all day. just in the street all day but if you come downtown austin is black large brown you can still see i will. you know great can't. keep. the plantation.
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cool for years officials turned a blind eye to skip around in two thousand and six the chaos finally caught the city's attention fifteen new police officers were deployed to an area less than one square mile in size. the safer city soonish it cost the city of los angeles six million dollars in its first year alone. police say for cities initiative there was launched in september two thousand and six a bill on the drawing board since two thousand and two it was originally called the homeless reduction strategy that was launched with a vengeance in september of two thousand and six and there was an effort there was really chartered by mayor ever grosser chief bratton knows a comprehensive approach to skid row. there were going to be two problems there was going to be a serious crackdown on what was called serious crime and in them there was to be
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a big expansion of services. well one of those things happened and the other one didn't. really put zero dollars him to the services side to come in so hard with the enforcement without having the the enhancement piece giving the services that are necessary to make this out the community is kind of backwards if you make me get off the sidewalk where am i going to homeless where we're going to go where my grower you know terry to me and. so there were two are going to sit here i can't stand here i can lay here so you know where you are go when you look at the crime that every area of skin and when you see the drug dealing. in life you need prostitution on the train on unless we have. every right and every responsibility governor sponsibility to address and i stand behind these safe seats in the city people leave. and. you think that the
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mayor was in you know east in a way talked about safer cities you would think he was mother teresa. instead of being the most fascist democrat and the most the you know he's always allowed the fascists to take over his city administration the manhattan institute and as far as i'm concerned up from my perspective chief bratton runs his stand city and i don't know why we have a mayor. grew up you fools you. see quality of life and said this was the last time maybe three felt. police chief william bratton made his name cleaning up new york city with the controversial broken windows theory of crime wave action. say for sleaze helped him implement that same policy and he's telling. the same tactics it was jones and the
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broken windows theory in new york right where they say concept by you the same way he justified new york in the same way you plan on jennifer. california but consequences are really devastating for hours of the people here especially people with disabilities the first year there were. arrests in your own area as a photo or thirteen thousand people or twelve thousand citations issued for most fourth. thirty dollars for. a warrant for arrest. this is when you adjust your mental code below children of the industrial revolution we come of age but over it seems to be running out of steam as well as boil coal gas water and old trees. to be shipped by this energy crisis so i just
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guess we america obama is wise and more such is not so much by just futuristic. the next old pipeline to be precise. in two thousand in time one of the first things released by wiki leaks was a secret video recording that actually looked like a video showing two american action political just opening fire on a dozen people in iraq this is going to commence to live in a society images of violence become normal this is what the sense of isolation lack of empathy look like. when we try and experience from place that disassociate our own and body into action. to but we also have to say from certain kinds of moral. i absolutely am frightened of the potential games desensitize people we know they can because the military uses games . called war is not simply put
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it is chilling and chilling. exacts a penalty of the killer. people for whom. it is defined by the popular media that. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy right albus. well. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across a cynical we've been hijacked by handful of transnational corporations that will
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profit by destroying what our founding fathers one school class i'm tom arthur and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trying to fix rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing them that if i ever feel ready to join the movement then welcome to it. you know every gives jaywalking tickets this way they get to check you for all sorts of warrants says they now say every time a change trying to do something they get itchy walking stick right up the street here i've had guns put to my head by the are the finest several times for a smoke america medical marijuana they have to realize well as i got his marijuana and a marijuana pipe and i got the medical marijuana card they let you go but that's you have to sit there with the hairs on your head these guys are all shaky and you got
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their guns to your head you're on your knee airs and knees with guns you had five six console got the guns on your door look like i got some place to hide a weapon. i remember just the sight of a pretty with the officers walking down the street with white gloves on they walked up to a camp near you and they took everybody go get out you know and they lie folds up against the wall hey they threw coffee all out on the street. six places and settling inside model telling. me it's so input everything changed. civil liberties are something that belong to people who live west of main street or. beyond little tokyo or in the south park area there are no civil liberties honored at all in the skid row area and outs known by the city attorney's office it's known by the mayor it's known by everybody at city hall but nobody cares.
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we say with some of these people stuff i went through our stuff in the street because the police kept blind to clean it and i think those people stop in the street because they were going to clean that site walk. back and get right up and that was all of blankets on people's heads and they'd been. told they lost their blankets and. the place was down their line of plain sidewalk and they were. skid row is full of contradictions. it can be finally. frightening. but it can also be a refuge. a place to go well. find acceptance. to be free. one of the first people that i met and there was robert. here came a soulmate lover he became my guy. have
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a dream of being married to my guy i want to walk down. you know that believe you sure yes one of my greatest. rebellion the. fetal next issue to buy up some time when i was twenty two days rest just to get off the sidewalk because my days homeless people to me. and let me beg you let me lay up to sleep and eat in your house and i have to give back. so hard to fill up to have some time when i. do other things when i hope people don't know tonight you know can be called because you got a koto a photo of something to help somebody in a real way. now i'm not on skid row anymore or caramel place it's insane and i got my section eight i'm off the
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street i'm sober and i made compliant. if i take it comes the. part fresh out the dumpster gotta love the dive. it's tough you know you forget things you would never think about that you need you need the dish soap and. you just wrote spray cooking oil and salt and pepper and toilet. i was in a broom and a mop this is my lovely walk of fame this got all my pictures my certificates of completion this one there was a star for get from the class foundation this is a thirty day primary detox this one here i have to say i'll change gendered which was a tough one to get and this was and i was through completion for homeless court i got total like one hundred fifty tickets and what i had to do is go and check myself and to get at least to me this by getting into a program so for as long as i was in a program the courts were cool but all the tickets and this one has
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a picture of my dad as my step mom i like to feel the ocean and i would tell but i don't really like their faces so i just kind of stuck a typewriter i had a little picture in my cable you know my baby when she was a girl tiny little tyke tells me she's my youngest are cracks found like two or three this is that because he condos this is the main house and over here would be to guest house you know i was from skid row with this tent was on skid row with me and now it's in my living room and the cops can't come and tell me to pack up my tent because can't check to see if i got a pop i've been there you're i feel like no pop pipes over here i would rather have a couch and i added in a chair and all that but then i have to sleep on the couch constantly and there i think this is just fits me more than anything because i've been in a tent for so long so it's like i don't want to forget how i got here and like this is a constant symbol of what i was what i could be and what i could have been and what i was this is my house just my house inside my house which is the best house in the
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world my home alone oh it's not about what i did what i've done is what the hell and billy. i love and that. i'm still trying to become the best mom and i still can it doesn't matter. what age they preached you know i'm still their mother now the toughest job that i have now is take care of me. i can't come full circle because i never. had a full circle. to keep getting better and i want to do things so i'm going to therapy is the first time in my life that. i know that. there is illness growing. boil over at this point i'm going to realize. i'm scared to death to find out really.
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well that's scary people always say you know what you know just go to therapy maybe talk to somebody and you hear that so much and you think it but who was just going to go because that's all i did all my life was just how. to see maybe the web person was a listening if skid row is a step away from the pits of hail and thank god i'm not inhale because that one little step makes a damn big difference because this help this i have been my. mother i'm. a little. bit more now. if they're going on carol. lee end of the part of my life because she's a very special person she's very special and dear mom part ok when you come into my home abode liers pictures on the wall. and you know my
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are more for his courtesy to go who is a little. your business. and we're live as scone is really more i think about it all the time. for her son. to become rich. maybe sixty acres and sometimes she care our own house catches me she can have it all the trash. there never be fenced off from everybody you know fruit farm and she. come back to. stores just so she can store.
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garbus. because that makes her happy. you can tear a baby makes me continue with r.c.c. have. jesus loves me this. follow. us do here. very. birth. year. me year. danny harris is maintaining a surprise he began on skid row today he has an assistant coach at iowa state university and he recently got married. bam bam still lives in section eight
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housing. she recently reconnected with his daughter and is living with hiv he. is singing with a gospel band she remains hopeful about her health and plans one day to marry rather. gentle doak on continues to advocate for the homeless through his community work with ellie can. to try it finally got her own apartment until things supportive services. she still a member of land. land was homeless for twenty four years in two thousand and eight she moved into lamp large she continues to feed the cats and birds of scarecrow every night.
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early on easter morning two thousand and nine. k.k.k. and another man named tommy chase were shot and killed inside a skid row residential hotel. k.k. was forty nine years old.
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last. last. winter is when the sahara comes to life. always is palm trees are being harvested. people are waiting for the biggest event of the yeah. the desert festival. this is true it is very out of this nation leading camel races have spent the last year preparing for the grueling marathon. the day before the race there's a heavy sandstone overcoming the power of nature is
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a never ending challenge. so far on a desert winter on r.t. . they look like bounty islands where the locals can enjoy the song of the ocean. but what was buried here years ago. means these people suffering the consequences. how much more poison lies on the this ground. behind this there is what we call the collect bank all this there is because it alters the code you're left by security test was caused by this notion of radionuclides despite what you're the screaming efforts there remains the don't hold it i just a little less than two of the laws of the tony and when you're stuck in iraq going out all the coral reef it's out of the ten meters down nuclear tests
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a never ending lie. ukrainian troops stationed in crimea reportedly quits join local defense groups a day after local authorities who rejected the new government in kiev claim control of the regional security forces. resistance to rule from kiev is spreading across the south east of ukraine with protesters in dozens of cities against the far right national is taking up power after the group. on this in this week's on the news diplomatic sold play between venezuela and the united states as a deadly clashes in caracas and to beyond see washington accused of fueling the troubled. under controversial christian group patrolled the streets of london claiming it wants to counter the rest of islamification.

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