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i'm ashley banks and you're watching our team america we began today with the new developments out of las vegas as authorities continue their investigation and to the deadliest mass occur in modern u.s. history on sunday a gunman opened fire killing nearly sixty people and injuring more than five hundred others at a country music concert authorities are now saying sixty four year old stephen paddock also rented rooms over looking to other music festivals one of las vegas and the other in chicago and he researched hotels near been away park and boston for more we have live coverage of the resort in our d.c. news room with the latest on the investigation but let's start with the natasha sweet and las vegas natasha you spoke with a security expert on the matter what can you tell us. yeah that's right actually as investigators are still searching for a motive but they're already as happy. together some of steven paddocks last move
in addition to the two rooms that he rented at mandalay bay hotel this past weekend authorities say that he rented in other words soon hotel. after sunday's horrific massacre. there's a painful silence in the nation's party capital very meticulously planned well planned somewhere like that is hard to stop tommy burns retired henderson police chief who now runs a security consulting company questions why steven paddock rented a high rise condominium in september overlooking to life this beautiful concert a similar move trenching the tearooms at mandalay bay overlooking the route one hundred one concert starts sunday where he was set the life is beautiful concert down on downtown las vegas last week. allegedly ran a condominium overlooking here and either he was doing a dry run or he decided not to do it he was might have been playing the same thing meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack the united states history. as
many of you already reported panicked read a room at the ogden hotel. in downtown las vegas investigators say padlock also rented a room at chicago's blackstone hotel which overlooked the park where the lollapalooza music festival was held while purses and bags are checked in open air venue's burns says shooting from an aerial position caught so many off guard i don't think anybody's ever thought of that i think it will change how. security new york marathon boston marathon las vegas marathon done on the strip but how will this change security firm says after the post nightclub shooting in orlando vegas clubs acquired metal detectors in their clubs to prevent future mass shootings so what does it look like for hotels o'byrne says hotels here are secure doesn't compare to some other places internationally you know if you go to casinos say in russia or the middle east or something they do have armed security checking people checking
i.d.'s checking bags he says an instable security is even one notch up with bag screening you go to istanbul say i dos and we just came back from there when your luggage comes at a hotel they run it through a matter. of device like you are the airport. where they will see hotels do that in other words your back you go through a screening device then you can retrieve him and take him to your room or staff takes him to your room remains to be seen burns says hotel employees including housekeeping staff are trained to look for signs of terrorism. but burns believes that panic use a do not disturb sign for privacy the policy on privacy is something byrne says could very much change. that as we were checking our car into the valet at the hotel long with all of our camera gear the hotel staff would actually be checking out the trunk of our part of the him or anything suspicious that we talked to burns about this and he said that if something like this continues to help it might just
help mention another attack live in las vegas costs we are to think that taj speaking of security sweeps on cars simone law enforcement is telling us more about the explosives found in the shooter's car what can you tell us about that actually police searched several compartments of the shooter's car and found he was heavily armed with explosive chemicals they found fifty pounds of tanner right along with six hundred rounds of ammunition ok so ten euro is used to form a homemade exploding targets that consists of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder and it needs some sort of ignition like a bullet to explode but it can do untold damage and may be key to understanding the shooter's plans even patrick is a man who spent decades cory with engineering and living a secret life. much of which would never be fully understood. he meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack the united states history. one of the most
shocking revelations out of the latest police briefing is that authorities believe the killer may have had help sheriff told media it's hard for him to believe the shooter could have accomplished this elaborate plan on his own saying you have to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point this is a huge twist in the investigation because up until now authorities have said he did act alone and there's been no evidence that we know of to indicate another person's involvement we do know the shooter at some point turned one of his many guns on himself but that may not have always been a part of his plan police say the gunman left behind a note and it was not a suicide note the sheriff said he saw evidence that he intended to escape but would not yet a lab or eight now trying to piece together a motive authorities interviewed the gunman's girlfriend mary lou danley who just returned to the country from the philippines through a statement read by her attorney she said she was devastated by the death and injuries that she knew the shooter as a kind and caring man and had no idea what he was planning. he never said
anything to me. or took any action that i was aware of. that i understood it any way to be warning that something horrible like this was going to happen. a little more than two weeks ago. steven told me about the cheap ticket for me to the philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home. to see my family and that's where she was at the time of the shooting as for the one hundred thousand dollars wired to her in the philippines danley said he told her it was to buy a house for her and her family now unlike the aftermath of most mass shootings in this country it seems gun regulation is being looked at just days after the massacre and it has to do. the shooter's use of bump stocks authorities say twelve of the twenty three rifles inside the hotel room were modified to allow legal semi auto weapons fire even faster here's an example of
a weapon that's been outfitted with this type of modification. as you can see it allows hundreds of rounds to be fired each minute and republicans are expected to introduce legislation today in congress to ban the sale of bonfire stocks the efforts being headed by former republican carlos the white house has said it's open to it and on top of that the n.r.a. released a statement today saying it believes that devices designed to allow semiautomatic rifles to function like fully automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations the n.r.a. has also asked the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives to review whether they are even legal in the first place the n.r.a. already bans the use of fire systems at its firing range because of increased safety risks we'll be keeping a close eye on any legislation that comes out of this development ashley simone in
the news room in the taj this week reporting in las vegas thank you both the delhi as massacre in modern u.s. history was carried out by a gunman who showed a little to no signs of wanting to harm anyone leaving many to wonder how could this have possibly taken place joining me now is dr monica williams a board certified clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of connecticut where she directs the lab for culture and mental health disparity. thank you so much for joining us dr williams let's start with why are most of these mass shootings that we think in the us carried out by white men well it's our culture our society actually creates them white men are taught through everything they see and experience in our culture that they're uniquely privilege special entitled and that they deserve it they deserve to be happy and we instill narcissism in our white men which is actually clinically only a stone's throw away from psychopathy so sometimes when people with this mindset
don't feel like they've gotten all they deserve in life they blame everyone else and an extreme case says this can be something like a mass shooting especially if someone's already mentally imbalanced you know dr williams that the theory if issue here in this culture that you just mentioned is there there anyway that can be reversed well i think that's going to take hard work on everyone's part because you know white privilege is is embedded into all of our structures in our psyche and we don't really even like to talk about it but the opposite of racial oppression is white privilege and so if you have racial oppression by definition you also have a group that's privileged and nobody wants to give up their privilege i want to move now to the gunman and his history had no history or run and what the law so how can someone that appears to have shown no red flags do something so extreme. well first of all you know i want to say even though this man had money he wasn't
happy money didn't fix what was festering in him he was chasing a high through compulsive gambling and addiction never leads to good health but i beg to differ with you so many people have been saying there are no signs well there were actually some pretty big signs he had forty seven guns he had forty seven guns he kept a room full of deadly high capacity essentially automatic weapons in his home and there's almost no gun laws in nevada you don't even have to register them but if someone had been keeping track and seen hey this guy just bought thirty three new guns in one year well that might have been a warning and maybe law enforcement could have kept an eye on him maybe someone could have checked with his psychiatry list and said hey is it a good idea for a guy with a gambling addiction and who's on meds for clinical anxiety to have forty seven guns so i disagree that this was completely out of the blue and unpreventable i think all guns should be registered and it should be a matter of public record who owns guns and what kind of guns and how many i mean
if law enforcement knew this guy had been buying so many guns maybe they'd be keeping an eye on him and i sure would like to know if my neighbor has forty seven guns because i would want my kids playing over there dr williams we have less than thirty seconds away from the gunman's actions and we can see that he had a lot of range and they hit quickly can you tell us what does that tell you about his mindset well we'll probably never know his exact mindset but we know that people who are happy balanced ethical and meaningfully connected to others don't do these things and i thank you so much for that and say that was monica well young board certified clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of connecticut thank you. we move now to st louis where after twenty days of direct action police say one hundred and forty three people were arrested on trespassing charges including journalists politicians warriors and clergy members according to the st louis police department mass arrests were carried out near the
enter section of jefferson avenue and market street after protesters closed the eastbound lanes of highway forty tuesday night local news reports allege the officers used a technique known as catalyst to surround demonstrators this is the highest number of arrests made since protests first began on september fifteenth when a former police officer jason stokley was acquitted of first degree murder in the shooting death of twenty four year old anthony lamar smith altogether three hundred seven arrests have been made since stokley was exonerated. but offense department confirms u.s. troops were killed yesterday in africa three u.s. service members are dead following an incident leaving an additional two injured around one hundred twenty five miles north of night you may niger the defense department says the service members were there to provide training to nigerian armed forces to counter extremist organizations and the region one service member
of a quote partner nation also die yesterday the defense department was help their nationality and its statement now to washington d.c. where the senate intelligence committee held its first news briefing and months yesterday the committee has been focused on a russian meddling and possibly collusion with the trunk campaign and for more on this we go now to ed schultz host of the news with that shown to us. senators burren warner delivered a bipartisan assessment in agreement with the i.c.a. stating they believe russia meddled in the two thousand and sixteen election but we're developing a clearer picture of what happened. what i will confirm is that the russian intelligence service is determined clever and i recommend that every campaign and every election official take this very seriously as we move into this november's
election and as we move into preparation for the two thousand and eighteen election after conducting over one hundred interviews along with two hundred fifty hours of dedicated research reviewing four thousand pages of transcripts and over one hundred thousand documents there is no smoking gun on russia's influence on the two thousand and sixteen election although the committee is sure of the outcome we can certifiably say that no vote totals were affected that the tallies are accurate the outcome of the election based upon the count of votes. they they did not in any way shape or form that we've been able to find alter that as for the trump campaign in collusion with russia this part of the investigation remains open to the steel dasi on trump remains unconfirmed the president has called this entire ordeal a witch and a hoax saying there was never any collusion president as he did reveal any talk.
of you going through all the documents you're going to be able to point to it later that i'm going to let you guys a quote the president and ask him questions about what he said is not going to be the committee where we're going for a very diplomatic ever since allegations first emerged of russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election last year r.t.s. found itself facing unprecedented pressure in the us r t that order and chief margarita simonyan addressed these concerns though and you don't know him until recently no active missions except those targeting our reputation has been taken against us in the u.s. specifically new or else have we ever experienced the kind of pressure that we. experience today in the us to the point eventually being forced out of the country but most it's a cookham you make it look as if we've done something obscure shady legal wishes of close. to it to come talk to us with that proposal before the election they showed
us a presentation of the absence told us how much it would cost and we agreed the us mainstream media is determined to prove russia gate despite various inconsistent seas and their reporting now social media companies are facing a melting pressure to join in the campaign against r t for example facebook executives were reportedly visited by politicians wielding a nor miss influence three times before finally detecting one hundred thousand dollars worth of ads with suspected links to russia over a period of three years those include senator mark warner the vice chairman of the fin it intelligence committee and a leading legislator and the tech industry however one hundred thousand dollars worth of facebook ads pales in comparison to facebook and you will revenue which amounts to approximately twenty seven billion dollars while two hundred in one twitter account also comprises a shockingly small margin of twitter's three hundred twenty eight million monthly
users this might be the go larry no missions in mainstream reporting our team now finds itself the target of the foreign agent registration act the same act drafted during the one nine hundred thirty s. to counter nazi propaganda. possibly making matters worse to google has reportedly removed r t from a premium package of you tube channels without warning earlier i was joined by legal and media analyst lionel of lionel media and i first asked him is this a result of the accusations that russia meddled and the two thousand and sixteen elections let me see yes. absolutely instead of pile on it's whatever you say sure russia just r t nobody yells no other countries no no other news platform nobody just
them but to be fair you know actually you tube is under or alphabet or whatever google is under a lot of pressure because this was the group who basically allowed advertising for isis so and be heading as you know if you're so macaroni and cheese govern you say why why are our ads on ice is so there's a no we got to do something so they went crazy clawing back then they were giving a hard time because of conspiracy theories who by the way have won big in common they're popular he see if four people watch r t nobody care this is a five billion views this must kill them because of the revenue no they're making because our i mean you tube makes money on this so they're they're having to do whatever they can to appease this drumbeat this pitchfork and
and this this this this crazy torch atmosphere of let's get russia so i guess they figure ok but let me just explain something. you tube and this is one of the largest if not the largest moved platforms perry id period so you've got five billion views of people who i don't know like can't find it interesting you tube's making a fortune on this so it must kill them but you actually are still question yes of course whatever to get the government off our back shore r t yeah whatever will will will will devote a ty's of whatever just leave us alone and whining like you're saying obviously this is a big deal if you can for us i want you to define the term meddling and how that differs from providing information. i wish i knew i wish to today i have been so scrupulous actually i'm
a lawyer by profession and i believe in accusation that indictments and words mean something and when you charge somebody with interference or meddling collusion interfering obfuscating i mean i don't even know what these words mean but they have been said was such frequency and was sucked fervor and with such reputation that the american public have bit you waited to what were they think there's a statute they actually think that somewhere in the united states code title eighty that there's something called meddling and because americans i'm sorry to say don't go beyond the headlines after they've heard of the ten million times they've been brainwashed to talk about propaganda they've been brainwashed into thinking that something occurred noticed nobody is talking about hacking anymore remember that russians were hacking their real life we're going nowhere with that so now it.
would be interfering with maybe maybe telepathy next maybe that maybe that's what do you but there is no such thing information one man's meddling of the other man's information it makes no sense why no is the freedom of speech issue. in spirit but the freedom of speech of first amendment applies to the federal government the state government the government now if you could make the argument that somehow a governmental directive that government ordering government telling a private individual private in the sense of the private company though there's a whole we've been questions about darpa and who owns google and that's another story but if you could make the argument that they're acting basically at the behest or the direction of the government then all of a sudden a weird kind of acquires a governmental stage you tube and google becomes almost an agent or a deputy have the government but other than that if it's a purely corporate entity without any corporation whatsoever they can they can have
their own terms and conditions are own terms of their own t.o.s. in terms of service that they themselves can regulate to provide an atmosphere that comports with the message that they want to provide to you know advertisers than the like but actually caught my eye we know what you know what i know what i have read body knows what this is about and let me also just say this you better watch what you're doing because people americans have a funny sense of noticing the paella and we take great umbrage when we say ok that's enough you've been hitting us with this russian stuff over and over and over not to mention i don't know if anybody's thought about this do you know the publisher the r.t. is getting do i have to tell you you can't buy this you know i'm not a conspiracy theorist i'm a conspiracy analyst and if i didn't hold better i'd swear what is this a deal artie dow is the most heralded platform of them all the others are
saying how do we get on board line elect made by a valuable vicinity and you know it's good. thank you so much for events in the end i know why no media thank you so much thank you. well let's go to capitol hill where the capitol building rather where a panel discussion conducted in a windowless room in the basement of the building has taken big news to a whole new level argues marina pore najar explains meeting rooms in the capitol are typically used in conjunction with official congressional activity however last month a panel discussion conducted in room h c eight was allegedly set up to look like a fake congressional hearing and it was broadcast live on ukrainian television according to the weekly standard on september twenty fifth viewers of ukraine's news one were treated to what the channel called a meeting of the u.s.
congressional committee on financial issues the channel reportedly implied the meeting was a congressional hearing about corruption in the national bank of ukraine or n b u which is essentially the creaming equivalent of the federal reserve board the event was organized by lobbyist and former representative carney mack a florida republican who left the house in two thousand and thirteen according to the daily beast ukrainian t.v. heralded the sham hearing as revelations of shocking details before the u.s. congress no members of congress attended the event but the lobbyist who organized it allegedly wore his old congressional pin during the broadcast marine important r.t. . and expedition fifty three commander randy bresnik and flight engineer mark van de hayes successfully completed the first spacewalk of october earlier today the two astronauts spent almost seven hours outside the international space station
fixing the i as s's robotic arm canadarm2 the station's robotic arm needed one of its a lacking and the effect was replaced and with time to spare they also worked on a switching unit and a flex hose a rotary coupler the next two spacewalks are planned for october tenth and october eighteenth what the more scheduled repairs to the exterior of the i asked ass. well that does it for now for more on the stories we covered go to youtube dot com watch our team america also check out our website r.t. dot com port slash america you can also follow me on twitter actually banks underscore r t and don't forget to question why. mark twain said it's easier to walk people than to print them they've been fooled that could be why america is so divided because people have been fed breaking news feed for by corporate interests they beat you down until you believe they're very.
well here's a story it's called. and that's. after puerto rico was devastated by a natural disaster the media rushed to blame president trump in a million different ways it was a feeding frenzy to the point where they were just making up stuff and then asked for it to be the first to bash him in a brand new way case in point the new york times columnist paul krugman he took to twitter to bash trump for a calera outbreak that started in puerto rico tweeting dramatically calera in the u.s. territory among u.s. citizens in the twenty first century have
a job. truth be he actually calls them this venerated columnist this nobel prize winner and he actually spelled. to. the tweet was then retreated more than fourteen thousand times garnered over thirty two thousand likes even though he then tweeted six hours later the truth ok calera not good for. and conductive vitus yes lack of clean water situation worsening not improving makes it a risk but not certain and that's we only got reach we did a measly five hundred times with only a little over a thousand likes and it was also poorly punctuated and looked to be tweeted in some sort of rush or perhaps a flush of embarrassments from having tweeted some very scary very partisan very mean spirited and divisive fake news good job crew and some were quick to point out that even his correction which didn't get passed around was
misleading because he maintains that puerto rico is still at risk for calera again making it sound very urgent and scary but the c.d.c. itself even tweeted on that same day that they don't anticipate calera cases in puerto rico because of the hurricane they also clarified that they don't expect to see it in the u.s. virgin islands their political fact reached out to cruelty to ask him where he got this idea that calero was indeed being reported and he said that he saw it in a tweet from kurt eichenwald a liberal commentator and contributor to vanity fair eichenwald had tweeted the day before cases of calera now being reported in puerto rico i can't believe this is america we're too incompetent or uncaring to get them water that fake news tweet was retreated more than thirteen thousand times so it's a classic case of not a calera outbreak but big news outbreak caused not by dirty water but by the dirty media rushing to bed.