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so you can get the big picture. coming up on our to america the u.s. and south korea respond to north korea's latest missile test with combined the military and the missile launches of their own we've got reaction from around the globe over the rising tension in the korean peninsula protests erupted days before the g twenty summit in tom berger germany where u.s. president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin are expected to meet on friday and russian forces were born a successful bombing of the self-willed mind as lawmakers state and syria and iraq this morning all that coming up right now.
it's wednesday july said five pm in washington d.c. i'm on your parm hill and you're watching our team america we begin this hour with growing tensions in the korean peninsula as the united nations security council is holding an emergency session over north korea's latest missile launch the emergency meeting comes at the request of japan the united states and south korea u.s. representative to the u.n. nikki haley called the escalation quote alarming the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies. one of our capabilities lives with our considerable military forces we will use them if we must in the coming days we will bring before the security council a resolution that raises the international response in a way that is proportionate to north korea's new escalation i will not do tale the resolution here today but the options are all known to us if we are unified the
international community can cut off the major sources of hard currency to the north korean regime we can restrict the flow of oil through their military and their weapons program we can increase air and maritime restrictions we can hold senior regime officials accountable russia's deputy ambassador to the u.n. right in their software cause says that russia concerns about north korean missile tests and the situation requires a thorough investigation upon the d.p. r. k. as a voluntary political decision to declare a moratorium on the testing of nuclear explosive device devices and the testing of ballistic missiles though the us and the korean republic in the same time should refrain from conducting full scale joint training exercises in parallel and there could be talks held where general principles for relations would be affirmed including the non use of force. not using aggression ensuring peaceful
coexistence as well as efforts for the denuclearization of the d.p. r. k. . this morning the u.s. and south korea followed up on north korea's missile tests with misfiled of their own. claims to have launched an intercontinental ballistic missile tuesday a fourth of july gift to the trump administration that some south korea's president just in d.c. last week proposed responding with a joint military drills are consumed over sario the white house with the latest reactions from. tensions between north korea and the united states have reached a tipping point as north korea tests an intercontinental ballistic missile but theoretically has the potential to reach the united states before president took office in january he tweeted that this event would not happen now that it has tweeted this about north korean leader kim jong il saying does this guy have anything better to do with his life hard to believe that south korea and japan will
put up with this much longer. the u.s. army and south korea's military carried out a joint military drill wednesday in response to pyongyang launching tactical missiles into the waters off the east coast of the korean peninsula i think what the u.s. and south korea are doing is basically flexing their muscle to show we're not afraid of north korea we also have big bad weapons but what they're doing is. fire with fire in a region that is a powder keg north korea hasn't gained any useful military capability here. should they ever launch a strike the consequences would be catastrophic for north korea so they don't expect them to gain any military advantage what they're looking for and what they've achieved now is status as a nuclear power and that status will convey political advantages clearly washington moscow and beijing will have to cooperate on this issue to bring the right kind of
pressure to bear to bring north korea to the table north korea's state media we have learned that. kim jong un is of value never to put his nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table and he's urging scientists to frequently send big and small gifts to the american bastards as he says meaning more missile tests president trump has made clear he's looking to china to put heavy pressure on north korea but has also said he's willing to act alone and today tweeted that trade between china and north korea grew almost forty percent in the first quarter so much for china working with us but we had to give it a try meanwhile china and russia are urging diplomatic talks not military action so as military drills for the united states and south korea conducted earlier wednesday that was at the request of south korean president moon. moon was just here at the white house visiting with trump last week and both leaders vowed to
make dealing with north korea a top priority in washington feeling dollars ario r.t. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has warned against attempts to bring about regime change in north korea in relation to a proposed u.n. security council resolution on the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. partridge has more all of this press conference is to do with the escalation of the situation over the sea of japan so i pointed out as you said that the u.n. security council said there must be denuclearized nation of north korea but he was at pains to point out that this should not be a pretext for regime change in north korea by the west he also said that there shouldn't be a means of solving this particular conflict by use of force nor would it be acceptable if there to be any strangulation or suffocation of north korea by economic means either so those are the negatives of the things that they didn't want to happen let's go towards a positive things what change they do want to put forward russia and china have put together a pack of measures that they propose that they're going to put forward to the u.n.
security council as a way of resolving this particular situation and also as we were seeing yesterday the leaders of both countries they presented to the media their plan their initiative to help solve this particular situation the signs suggest north korea voluntarily declares a moratorium on nuclear tests missile launches and that the u.s. and south korea refrain from joint drools. well this joint action between the russian and chinese premiers came kind of in response to a tweet from u.s. president donald trump who then china to take heavy action against north korea in what he called to do it once and for all while this follows on from the background here is they went to pyongyang to intervene. in syria which could reach the mainland of the united states but the russian foreign ministry said that he'd only troubled about five hundred fifty kilometers and fell harmlessly into the sea of japan and certainly no threat to russia in response though the u.s. amsa the south koreans decided to operate what they called joint military drills
with easily deployable missiles to point you towards north korea in case of any conflict well all of this now of course is an escalating situation and we're now waiting for the response of the u.n. security council following that proposal put forward by russia and china for more on the evolving situation in korea i'm joined now by robert nigh men policy director at just foreign policy welcome to the show robert what is your assessment of the pozole for north korea china and russia have put forward where the koreans would voluntarily freeze their weapons and nuclear tests if the u.s. and south korea in return halted their joint military actions which threaten north korea. i think it's a good starting point there is no military solution to this problem the only option is diplomacy and that means that there have to be there has to be a willingness for concessions on all sides the russian and chinese
proposals that you referred to appears to be something of an update to an earlier chinese proposal whether it will work or not it certainly has the characteristic that it's asking both sides to do something to deescalate so that makes it comfortable plausible and fortunately so far we're hearing from the tone trumpet ministration is more threat more pressure more escalation that hasn't worked isn't likely to work and is dangerous became a question is what is the u.s. willing to do in fact behind closed doors in the past president trump has indicated a willingness to talk to north korea that's positive the fact that discussions are happening at the u.n. security council that's positive that's the right place to have this discussion with the united states russia and china at the table and able to have conversations
behind closed doors for a new diplomatic initiative in the new diplomatic service you said yourself it seems like a pretty straightforward plan as mutual deescalation that what would be the greatest obstacle to such a deal at this point if it seems i mean common sense almost. well there the or the trumpet ministration may have backed itself into a corner by suggesting that something can be accomplished only with threats fortunately or unfortunately in this case maybe fortunately trump has shown himself willing to dramatically reverse themselves so maybe this would be an opportunity for him to. dramatically reverse themselves on the idea that we can accomplish something only with threat the unfortunately through several us administrations there was
a kind of job move against talking with north korea that doesn't make any sense as i said trump's apparent willingness ducking the grid no actually i was a positive innovation in europe for involving which unfortunately so far the drug administration has not followed through on so this kind of a notion in us diplomacy or lack of us. that seems to be the main obstacle how do you think of the developments in north korea had demonstrated the limits of the us fear of influence and asia and does china totally have a real incentive to rein in north korea completely. well it was so i'm in so that we have to specify what we mean by rain in north korea we have to have a realistic goal i don't think any. you know independent analysts would say that there's any any coercive measure that the world could do with their with go china
and russia's cooperation that's going to make the north korean government suddenly give up its nuclear weapons program with nothing substantial. in exchange that clearly the north korean government sees this is a key national security measure to defend themselves again once you know look at the do we learn nothing from the negotiations with. iran the west has to make their children certain concessions in exchange for substantial iranian confessions yes you the west must give up the same as the of regime change not our business. to like or dislike the north korean government that is the that we must pursue give up regime change give up the fantasy of a military solution engage in real diplomacy that give security guarantees to the
north are in done that might be a bigger ask than many realize that one final question though robert president trump got plenty of attention for the tweet he sent out following this latest mess i'll test i want to turn attention to what another member of the administration said on tuesday u.s. ambassador to the when the key halley complained on twitter grumbling spending my force in meetings all day hash tag thanks to north korea coming from one of the top diplomats in the u.s. what kind of message do these electronic statements send to the international community. well it's a little sloppy no she doesn't want to be on call twenty four seven three six is god she should find another job but let's not to compound the error by getting too focused on that we know the real story is that the u.s. government must pursue real diplomacy if she does that and they need to hailey i will sing her bridge she doesn't do that then she deserves to know the aging either
way her tweets don't matter that much for the sake of the war robert nyman policy director at just foreign policy thanks so much for your time this afternoon good to be with you president donald trump is taking a brief to tor to poland for a visit with several prominent political leaders ahead of the g twenty summit in germany today tomorrow he slated to hold talks with polish president on jury duty on security and our g.n.p. economic cooperation with the united states the american president will then deliver a public speech in warsaw near the site of the one nine hundred forty four uprising against the nazis the conservative government of poland is hailing the visit as their greatest foreign policy achievement to date while other nato countries view the trip as a sign of shifting loyalty to the united states. and with two days to go before that g twenty summit begins in homburg it seems world leaders aren't going to get
the warmest welcomes the host cities in fact been engulfed in protests. police dispersed in the crowd were fully commit out in riot gear pepper spray and water cannons were also used against the anticapitalist activists officers had cleared a camp which protesters set up in some of the city's parks several arrests were made our teams peter oliver has been closely following that story for us police of everybody have been for the large scale demonstrations and almost certainly violence over the coming days as protesters are right for the g. twenty but this one really caught a lot of people by surprise and it seems to have come about through the she had a number of people that have turned up to protest against the street twenty they were camping in the elbe a park in the humbug polices the site is that there was no way that was going to happen this tent city that was being set up the walls dispersed by the police with
some of the demonstrators arrested they fought back at the spray was used police say in full riot gear from the pictures we've seen going in there as well. some quite ugly scenes very early on we've been told to expect serious demonstrations out the streets went to the street twenty summits we've seen fly is all around the capital of the river and also around other cities of other nations i've see the same current to come but all of these states be part of these demonstrations in the . fact there's been so a lot of criticism over the decision to actually place this g. twenty in how big the police operation though is while it's being called the
biggest in recent german history they have had some successes if you will call them not going into this but it also gives us a key is just how. prepared and interesting look into just how prepared the demonstrators are police have been showing off a haul of weapons that they've confiscated in the the city of rostock it was supposed to be part of a cache that was going to be taken to hamburg they believe in used in the potential riots there it includes things like throwing knives baseball bats brass knuckles telescopic batons as well as precision catapults now those are weapons that police have said could cause well really catastrophic injuries there very serious weapons in the right hands we're going to be following all the way through here to try and see what happens or say we're expecting violence we weren't expecting it so soon it does seem though that the protests against this g. twenty four eclipse the political and diplomatic decisions that may be made during
the summit. tensions between the syrian government and the militants are running high as the two sides meet in context on for the fifth round of peace talks the opposition forces accused unmask of breaking a cease fire the government itself had implemented in order for the stunning meeting to take place but despite this very i am the important talks are continuing in the meantime russian defense ministry reports a successful operation against the islamic state in syria election he has the details three large weapons stockpiles of islam and state and the those are the targets hit in the latest russian air strike against a terrorist organization in syria according to the statement from the defense ministry for the first time since moscow joined the anti isis in syria in september twenty fifth seen the russian air force deployed its newest one hundred one strategic cruise missiles its effective range can reach four and a half thousand kilometers but these particular strikes were made from
a range of around a thousand kilometers the russian defense ministry said all targets were hit successfully from tuple of ninety five m. s. to egypt bombers which had flown all the way from an airbase in central russia for the air strikes before safety returning back and it's only the second time since february that the russian air force deployed these long range bombers and back them the operational is also branded as a success with several isis training camps ammunition stockpiles and armored vehicles were destroyed wednesday's strike took place in an area east of holmes and south of iraq where positions of the islamic state are still strong despite the only growing coalition assault on the defacto capital of rocket and all that while guns have been relatively silent in the war between the syrian government on the rebels as damascus implemented a limited ceasefire in the south of the country for the fifth round of peace talks in. the rebel forces have already accused because of breaking the cease fire but the meeting in kazakhstan skeptical facilitated by russia iran and turkey has
entered its second day with establishing borders of de confliction zones in syria being the main issue on the agenda. reporting from washington d.c. . the un's high commissioner for refugees is reporting some much needed good news for syria according to recently released data the u.n. is witnessing quote spontaneous returns to end within the country in two thousand and seventeen clearly half a million internally displaced syrians returning to their homes in the first six months of this year alone additionally it's reported thirty one thousand syrians returned home from neighboring countries as of june overall since two thousand and fifteen that number sits at two hundred sixty thousand refugees the u.n. described this take as a quote notable trend stating the main factors influencing decisions for refugees to return self assisted mostly to aleppo hama holmes damascus and to other governments are primarily linked to seeking out family members checking on property
and in some cases a real or perceived improvement in security conditions in parts of the country translation as the syrian government wins back territory from foreign backed extremists people are deciding it's safe to go home still there's a long way to go and the u.n. estimates six million syrians are currently internally displaced with over four point eight million forced outside of the country joining us now for some insight is max abrams a terrorism expert and international relations professor at northeastern university thanks for joining me today max as i mentioned the u.s. is describing this increase in refugees returning to syria this year as a quote notable trend considering developments in the war in recent months did these numbers surprise you. these numbers talk surprised me and that's because my her skill doing from the beginning was that these refugees were fleeing not just
one part do you not just another party but violence these refugees were created because they wanted to go somewhere else to increase their chances of survival and thrown for it and so there are many many displaced syrians who remained in the country but he but fled to other less violent areas as well as millions of syrians who left the country and no a measure of stability is returning to syria we're seeing the return of these internally displaced people in these refugees especially to government controlled areas which are see for you in a team of researchers from northeastern traveled to the western balkan my gratian route in europe to interview syrian refugees and published a paper titled five myths about syrian refugees you write myth number one is that most of syrian refugees are fleeing president assad why did you come to this
conclusion and do you feel like this recent data from the u.n. validates it at all. oh thank you for bringing up that study just before it was widely reported that these refugees are on our return and what we found in our field research is that when the refugees and displaced people were asked who had they fleeing from they did not by any stretch uniformly blame president of soft and that runs counter to the western narrative which is that all these people were fleeing just because of a soft it is true that many did mention assad but the majority of respondents said it was basically the violence in the country broadly not just assad but also the terrorists that he was fighting against and so with the growing stability that we're seeing as the syrian military finds more and more success that does the
so-called rebels we're seeing a return of those people and i don't think that this story will get as much attention as it showed in the west because it really bucks the narrative which is that everybody was fleeing a thug but again we're seeing the exact opposite as the syrian president of stability and control increases over the country we're already seeing but we're going to continue to see even more of returning of the refugees and it should be pointed out that all well we are seeing notable successes according to the u.n. there are still very large numbers of internally displaced people within syria as well as refugees outside of the country who are looking to return home and i do expect to see more of that in the coming year on the right angle last and especially in the media max it seems as though refugees in the last are only talked
about in order to support one political agenda or another but if the u.s. and other nations are serious about and acting pro recchi g. policies watch the strategy with a syria be. stabilization the less violence there is in syria the more attractive it will be to the inhabitants understandably and the less so be forced into fleeing to other areas including outside of the country and so the biggest thing that the international community has done for the refugees is producing external support to the so-called rebels most of whom are our salafi esque fighters who have essentially been fueling the war against the syrian military so with this a seizure and of external support for the rebels or whatever you want to call them a sob power has grown and the syrian arab army has been able to do bore to devote
more of its resources to fighting against the bhaumik state then for coupled with the u.s. led coalition against islamic states russian air power including over the past couple days of militia groups the grell and kurdish warriors all together are more able to focus their attention not against the salafi as rubble but more precisely against islamic state and so that's why we're seeing progress in syria and that's why we're seeing the return of the refugees the first round of syrian peace talks began and i stand at this week d.c. any hope for a seriously escalation plan at this point and if not a wife obstructing parties from reaching an agreement at this point. sure i mean i do see a lot of progress against islamic state but that's really outside of the negotiation islamic studies in the uk by the lead faction are not invited to the negotiations
in terms of the direct negotiations between the rebels and the government and i don't expect to see a whole lot of room for compromise on fortunately i do believe that in many ways they have mutually exclusive demands i know that the seat of saud wants to take back all of the country and i know that most of the rebel they cannot you know fathom the notion of the saud not being removed so they continue to say that regime change is their policy and so given this impasse i don't see a lot of negotiated progress all right if you see what's very progress because we have about thirty seconds left but i want to get your take on this so far the strategy for the syrian government has been to advance on a territory militarily and with their russian allies and then bus these fighters once they are pushed out to ed lam so now there isn't an entire province in syria
which is basically run by al qaeda and affiliated groups is that ever going to be part of syria again. you know it's really hard to to imagine where is live goes from here it's a highly highly radicalized group of third radical of and all sorts of ways both in terms of their political preferences there's a lot that ideology as well as their tactics many of them are in cahoots with congo and indeed celebrate al-qaeda including western backed groups like iraq sham and so of we'll see what happens to them but i wouldn't be surprised if we see more direct military engagement between the syrian military. and eclipse especially as bhaumik state threat gets smaller and smaller in syria max a brand's terrorism expert and international relations professor at northeastern university we appreciate your time sure. the stockholm center for freedom
reports last year's failed coup attempt in turkey was actually a false flag a vent orchestrated by turkish president aired a one. hundred ninety one page document examines not only the coup attempt on july fifth two thousand and sixteen but the days leading up to it as well some of the findings include the head of turkish intelligence service was tipped off to the coup in advance according to his own statements to parliament but failed to inform the prime minister and the president the intel had met with top military officials before and during the coup attempt and left without a problem despite warnings he was also being targeted for detention the chief of general staff was also tipped off in advance of the coup but took no preventative measures to address the events as they are unfolded the stockholm center for freedom was set up by a group of journalists who have been forced to live in exile in sweden to due to
a crackdown on press freedoms in turkey the organization is supported by the european commission. foreign ministers from four arab nations pledged to up hold sanctions against qatar today following a meeting in cairo representatives from saudi arabia egypt the united arab emirates and voc rein said they were angered by doe has a response to their demands adding that it was not taking them seriously these nations cut ties with qatar really last month accusing the tiny gulf kingdom of supporting extremist groups in the region and maintaining close relations with iran an enemy of saudi arabia qatar denies this claim the four nations issued a list of thirteen demands giving. ten days to comply at the request of kuwait the deadline was later extended by an additional forty eight hours and expired today. and afghanistan the pentagon says a nineteen year old american soldier died today from wounds inflicted after coming
under in direct fire the two other army officers in the attack sustained a non-life threatening injuries during the attack in helmand province the deceased soldier has been identified as private first class hansen kirkpatrick of alaska meanwhile a delegation of u.s. senators led by john mccain issued a stark warning to president trump yesterday during a trip to afghanistan in order to address compounding crises in the nation they called on the president to immediately fill vacant embassy and state department positions representatives old so met with the afghan government and military leaders to discuss the sixteen year war in the country this comes amidst a surge in the u.s. military deaths in the country as well as calls to send thousands of additional troops to behind the scenes look that's been deceiving the public for decades and shows us how hollywood has been in the business of promoting war in the
united states. thousands of newly obtained documents are shedding light on the fact that hollywood isn't exactly what it appears to be some four thousand pages are real the entertainment capital of the u.s. has been working hand in hand the department of defense shaping the message of thousands of movies and shows it's even includes contracts between the producers and the department of defense yes i have thought an awful lot about blowing up the white house. but no further than madonna saying she wants to blow up the white house or actors like debra messing and george clooney openly discussing their opposition for president trump there's no question the majority of hollywood is known for their left leaning political views but now four thousand pages of new documents obtained by a watchdog group insurge intelligence reveals the u.s. government has worked behind more than eight hundred major movies and one thousand t.v. shows and insurgent teligent his new book national security sentiment shares how
u.s. government involvement also includes script rewrites and some of the biggest most popular films including james bond and the transformers franchise the documents reveal the pentagon has the power to stop the film from being made by withdrawing support when a producer approaches the pentagon for systems in making their film they must submit their script to the entertainment liaison offices for proveable phil strub the department of defense's cheap hollywood liaison ultimately has the final say in years films like top gun and active all or are heavily dependent on the military and simply couldn't be made without their assistance as you can imagine these types of movies need full cooperation of the military and hence the sign a contract called production assistance agreement locking them into the military is a version of the approved script for instance the movie countermeasures couldn't pass the military is tasked and was never produced specifically referenced the movies mention the iran contra scandal saying. yes there's no need for us to remind
the public of the iran contra affair. the reference to vietnam was removed from the screenplay for the whole in two thousand and three according to a us marine dasi a radical changes to the scripts included changing the code name of the military operation to capture the hold from a ranch hand to angry man according to insurgent teligent ranch hand is the name of a real military operation that saw the u.s. air force millions of gallons of pesticides in the vietnamese countryside but a movie that you might not think had much military involvement did it was a cia for thirty four years and they were meant to comedy meet the parents a change to the scene was requested when ben stiller's character discovers robert de niro's secret hideaway the original script shows stiller discovering cia torture manuals on a desk it was later changed to photos of de niro's with several dignitaries but this is nothing new insurgent teligent says the cia's influence on movie scripts
dates facts decades in the forty's and fifty's the cia was never mentioned by the film's until north by northwest in one thousand nine hundred fifty nine at this time little is known regarding the n.s.a. as exact role in hollywood but insurgent teligent says they found a similar indications the agency is following in the cia and d.o.d.'s footsteps internal e-mails revealed producers of enemy of the state were invited on multiple tours of the n.s.a. headquarters the n.s.a. also allowed them usage of aerial footage of four need in the movie this cooperation the something movie goers and television binge watchers may want to take into consideration the next time they decide to buy a ticket or flip on the switch in washington atocha suites r.t. . c.n.n. is being accused of blackmail after it tracked down the person behind me into messing donald trump wrestling twitter get that channel is now threatening to reveal that person's identity if he makes an other video like the trump one so this
guy makes a humorous little video and then it blows up someone edited it donald trump found it and posted it on his twitter feed it got millions of views hundreds of thousands of likes and many people had to love c.n.n. did not like being laughed at not one bit they launched a manhunt for the original creator of the video what they did is doxie it is digging up private information on someone or something and then publishing it could be used for law enforcement for business extortion coercion harassment online shaming and vigilante justice reaction has been furious even julian songes waded in the matter saying that potentially what c.n.n. did may be a crime. the multi billion dollar t.v.
network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism c.n.n. and c.n.n. succeeded they found the original creator and he has since apologized and promised never to make another video critical of c.n.n. channel says when they finally talk to him he sounded nervous as well he might c.n.n. is threatening to publish his identity for all the loonies in the world to know if he ever stops being sorry it's right there on their website c.n.n. reserves the right to publish his identity if he stops being sorry if anything changes isn't that the deficient of blackmail the internet has reacted with fewer one user on reddit is saying that holding private information under the condition of his continued contrition is an ambiguously bullying of a private citizen by
a major conglomerate if not blackmail look the truth the matter is when you are in a hole you stop digging it is an english phrase the truth about we see it and you sort of get rid of those producers when really the problem of fake news is in demick within the organization and now you see them bullying and threatening private twitter users as i say pandora's box is open the c.n.n. executives can't stop this now what they've got stories reform and change and stop telling the truth they're not going to do that anytime soon so twitter is not going to stop doing what it does at the time so.
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the way the way that it would be sure you. want. to be. i believe you. would. welcome back to our team america a new york city police officer was fatally shot early this morning after being ambushed inside a command post by an ex convict before the attack was carried out authorities say thirty four year old alexander bonds posted on social media condemning the treatment of inmates under correctional control the gunman also criticised the lack of accountability for law enforcement officers who have been accused of rape or
murder the officer forty eight year old most said to was reportedly sitting in the front seat of her vehicle in the bronx when the suspect walked up to the officer and shot her in the head police say after bonds pulled out a revolver they gunned down the attacker served eight years behind bars some of his sentence was spent in one of new york's most notorious prisons the attica correctional facility. a washington student fatally shot by police in june had not been armed with a knife as initially suspected it turns out the sharp object in tommy lee's hand at the time of his death was a pan artie's procedure santos has the story today from los angeles. can you tell us exactly what led up to this incident. on you this incident took place just before midnight on june thirteenth now that is when sheriffs with the king's county office had been alerted of a gunshot ringing through
a neighborhood in the city of derian and that's near seattle now the police arrived and they spoke with a homeowner who said that he had fired a warning shot at the ground trying to deter somebody who had a sharp objects possibly a knife from coming after him now according to a press release from the sheriff's department quote the homeowner ran back into his house and slammed the door just as the suspect was about to enter the suspect began pounding on the door and stabbing it with the object he was holding while yelling that he was the creator when sheriff the arrived they found a twenty year old tommy lave standing outside they asked him to drop whatever was in his hands and he reportedly failed to comply which prompted officers to fire several tasers at him and when tommy lay began moving forward again deputy cesar millan a fired his gun several times shooting lay in the torso and ultimately killing him anya and what do we know about les at this point
a lot of rumors flying around but it's unclear. exactly it is unclear exactly what happened he was about to graduate the following day from south seattle college where he had just completed an alternative high school program now his friends and family and coworkers or classmates say that he had no signs of mental illness that he was a really bubbly and sweet person and that they were shocked to see something like this happen to him the sheriff's say that they believe he may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs however a toxicology report is still pending now there were some rumors flying around from the department that he may have been in the midst of some sort of mental breakdown but again it's unclear whether or not that is the case now he has no criminal record and there was no knife found anywhere near the scene about a week after his death it was revealed that the object in his hand was in fact and in capanne one that you write with not any sort of weapon the sheriff who the
deputy who carried out this attack this killing is now being investigated a criminal investigation is pending to see whether he acted within policy or whether he broke any laws and i do want to mention that this half a third did undergo about forty hours of training to reportedly teach deputies how not to deploy violence if they do encounter somebody who's having a mental breakdown so that's only equivalent to about five days of training so that is obviously insufficient here in teaching officers how not to respond with violence on the bridge he doesn't toast for us in los angeles thanks a lot. acts of racism through display of nooses are becoming a new epidemic here in the united states every week now it appears a noose has been spotted either on a college campus at a museum or at a heavily populated location targeting african-americans now such harassment is making its way into the workplace targeting specific individuals making them
uncomfortable and victims of hate crime here is our chief correspondent ashley bangs with more just last week jason allen an african-american male was working as a machine operator at kearney companies in baton rouge louisiana he has since resigned from that position after finding a noose hanging and has a workplace to alan the citing of the news the wasn't as bother cements as general managers allege response when allen told his boss what happened his boss a lapsed allen said quote he got out of his company truck laughing and smiling saying someone has a sick sense of humor allen quit after management didn't condemn or address the rhesus act saying quote i don't feel like this is a comfortable work environment and i don't feel happy or safe to work here anymore allan contacted authorities as such acts of displaying a nuisance louisiana are illegal and the perpetrator is caught he or she could face a year in jail and have to pay a five thousand dollars fine one inferring to the sighting of the noose allen said
quote the first thing i thought and came to mind was slavery and black people being hung and intimidation allen isn't alone sally this incident isn't unique as we have seen numerous news sightings across the country on college campuses including the university of maryland college park and the american university both located in the washington metropolitan area we are in the year twenty seventeen and we're still seeing ass of blatant racism acts that you think would be non-existent by now and washington actually banks are to be. during a raid on a niger village and members of the militant organization boko haram killed nine people in took dozens of women hostage that's according to local reports they say members of the terrorist organization launched the attack late sunday night the group reportedly a slit the throats of villagers while writing on camels authorities say security
forces responded to the attack by launching an operation to locate the captives since two thousand and nine and nigerian based boko haram insurgency campaign has murdered tens of thousands of people and displaced over two million more on the back of the latest wave of anti muslim sentiment expressed in the british tabloids r t s polly boyko has been finding out what people in london think about regulating media to avoid such abuse. i wanted to show you some of these headlines and ask you what you make of them. one hundred five great muslims. for jihad. what do you think of that. load of baloney. because what i think is hard to say. because. of the stupid to believe that's all muslims are to the says this is this is feed this is
no through which is a bit of a danger for everybody you know because once you start there are people. can become a reality do you think that there should be more regulation that journalists should be given more rules about how to report on muslim specifically obviously i'm a little more than you do about the regulation i believe so yes i agree completely with that that not threaten press freedom. press freedoms friend anyway. when journalists. go too far. report something that's not accurate for the facts or solely for whatever i personally think. that journalist should be struck off to the watch they have to watch people to have to choose looking for the truth because it is what was told somebody to a u.k. court has held a hearing on whether or not to lift tony blair as an unity from prosecution over
the iraq war laura smith has more from london the background to this is that last yeah a private criminal prosecution was brought against tony blair and it was blocked by judges because it was ruled that blair would have immunity against criminal prosecution so there was no point proceeding with it this case they could see that immunity overturned it could see him face charges and in fact the charge that they want to level is one of aggression to the second aim of this case is to establish whether aggression is in fact a crime on the. english law this attempt to private prosecution is based on the findings of last year's chilcote inquiry report was published last year and it concluded that the war at the time wasn't a last resort which of course it should be that the consequences of the invasion were severely underestimated and that post conflict planning in iraq was wholly inadequate despite all this though tony blair has been in public life off and on
ever since then in fact earlier this year he announced that he would be making a comeback to politics because of broke that now when he said that he faced the now familiar cries of war criminal but he remains utterly unfazed by those listen to this legacy of the iraq war and he's responsible for crimes of the mean spirited regard him as someone who should step back into politics which reputation for being a war monger. so he really should be imprisoned these war criminals the reaction to the war has kind of destroyed your preschooler. not for me it's not i mean you know people say that. with this immunity being lifted or of course the relatives of those who died in the iraq war and in fact the families of soldiers who were killed crowd funded one hundred fifty thousand pounds last year and they've used that money to have this chilcote report forensically examined to see whether there is
grounds for prosecuting tony blair herring is over for now there's another week being allowed for submissions to be made if it's not dismissed it will then go up to the supreme court who will decide whether this crime of aggression is indeed a crime under english law but the families of those involved may yet get their day in court with tony blair. and for the first time in u.s. history gender neutral id cards are available earlier this week oregon and the district of columbia issued gender neutral driver's license and identification cards d.m.v. applicants now have three options under the gender category including for male effort female and x. for those who'd rather not specify while this change has not occurred across the country other states like california and new york are waiting on legislation to amend the program and that's it for now for more on the stories we covered go to you tube dot com slash r t america or chicken our website r.t.
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and you'll get it on the old. according to just. come along for the ride. the reporters who cover the white house are having some trouble with the new administration they don't like it so much that the president keeps calling them fake new and calling their credibility into question and during a recent weight house press briefing one reporter decided he had just had enough and went on a rampage deputy press secretary is there could be sanders was talking about how c.n.n. had had to retract a story because it wasn't true and she said the president is frustrated by the constant barrage of fake news and that's when one of the reporters in the press
briefing room last it brian carom began a heated exchange with sanders which aired on t.v. they went back and forth for a bit with each other and his outburst caught the attention of other media outlets because karen then went on and s n b c to talk about the event with brian williams he said we were bullied and browbeaten every day and i pretty much of had enough of it we can't take the bullying anymore he went on to say that the president is inflaming the very people who got him into office and that he's trying to undermine the very essence of put we do so this reporter this journalist is angry that his credibility is being questioned so what does he do he has a high profile has the fit in the white house press briefing room and then goes on to m.s.n. because the to complain and he does so to brian williams a guy who has been caught lying a million times to the american people and yet still has a prime job in the news this is what brian carom did to tell the world that
everyone needs to take him in the rest of the media seriously he goes and complains to brian williams now the fact that he spoke to a known reporter of fake news to do so. it was hilarious to me but it's definitely not my favorite part of this ridiculous story my favorite part of this ridiculous story is that bryan carom is a white house reporter for none other than the very esteemed media outlet known as playboy as in the magazine known for showing naked ladies the guy writes for a magazine known for naked ladies and he's going around telling everyone that it's our president's fault that the media is not being taken seriously seriously all these reporters are acting like they're outraged while they're eating up all of the attention and ratings they don't seem to get the very obvious thing going on right now that everyone else can see that it's not the president making them look stupid they're doing that all on their own.
rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. more some want to be upset that the two like to be prosperous like them before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters of politics. for sydney. i'm tom hartman and i'll give you what the mainstream media can't help big picture . and when you question more find what you're looking for the first. dog. will go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture.
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