the show may be over but the show continues on our website aljazeera.com/considerthis, on google+, on twitter. see you next time. hello. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york. john seigenthaler has the night off. full disclosure. that could be a crime in north carolina when it comes to fracking. the ivory tower has a rising cost of college - it could be pricing some students out. >> i know i'm prejudiced and bigoted in a lot of different ways. >> mark cuban gets candid on a controversial topic. ink evidence, what prosecutors in the erin
hernandez case hope to learn from his tattoos. north carolina moved a step closer to making it a crime for anyone to reveal the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking. this comes as environmentalists demand the information be made public. for more, and the reasoning behind the decision, let's bring in jonathan betz. >> this is the information that vinylists want. what chemicals exactly are pumped under ground during fracking. oil companies do not want to release it. north carolina is thinking about taking it a step further. lawmakers join in the debate across the country in the 32 states that allow hydraulic fracturing. how much information should drillers be forced to share with the public. >> reporter: for an industry
focussed under ground, conseniors it is burying information. they don't have to reveal the chemicals used and north carolina is making sharing that information illegal. >> like on the side of a box of cereal, they tell you the ingredients. this bill keeps the people from knowing what the chemicals in the fracking fluid are. >> so free trapped natural gas trill drillers pump millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals under the surface. the mix doors are trade secrets that supporters say should be protected. north carolina assist proposal makes the act of leaking the chemical lift a misdemeanour. the goal is to protect the industry. >> north carolina needs the jobs, and america needs the energy. i add something to that. i'd certainly rather buy the energy from north carolinians than other countries. >> fracking raises health and environmental concerns, facing
increasing pressure for openness. >> this law is unusual. >> reporter: several other states require companies to reveal their secrets. some do it voluntarily, making north carolina's proposal surprising. >> to say that there can be trade secrets, and these, like others, could cause criminal penalties if they are misused - that seems aggressive. >> north carolina doesn't allow natural gas drilling but lawmakers want it and are pushing the fracking bills, which face a fight in the state house. >> thank you very much. an attorney for the center on race policy and the environment joins us live. we appreciate it. are you surprised by this bill? >> unfortunately, no. it definitely is ipp sane on a -- insane on a commonsense first blush hearing. it points to larger issues
surrounding the unbridled power of the oil and gas industry in the united states. this is a very aggressive form of the type of actions that they are taking around the country, which is drill first, ask questions later. industry profit first, public health and the environment maybe later down the list. >> you say insane. what do you say to those that say, "these are trade secrets, we are trying to protect them." >> unfortunately i don't think that they really are trade secrets. we have heard from - in my work we heard from retired industry specialists who said that the chemical cocktails and fracking flew it are almost identical. the companies are the most powerful, with the most talented engineers, chemical or otherwise. what sets them apart and allows them to compete is not trade secret loss, but deregulation.
>> what do we know about the chemicals and the effect they have on the environment? >> most of what we know comes from lawsuits involving duxing of the waste -- dumping of the waste water and accidents. we point to over 750 chemicals used in one frack job. 37% of the chemicals are endocrine destructors, several are carcinogenic in small amounts. we know they have impacts on foetal developments, have been associated with low birth rate, other neurological and gastrointestinal disorders. >> isn't this the type of thing medical professionals need to know to treated somebody? >> absolutely. and that's start limbing and scary -- startling and scary to think about the implications of the law going forward, and gag orders around the country in relation to oil and gas.
you though, i work in the central valley in california, and i have clients whose children go to an elementary school that is feet away from seven acting fracking wells. and they are suffering from nausea, headaches - we have a 10-year-old young man with prostate cancer. the local health department has not seen the rates of - the rates and types of illnesses associated with it, and i can't - if i can't access information as an advocate and if parent can't access information, how are doctors supposed to give the level standard of care they can and should be able to give when we know that certain illnesses and ailments are associated with oil and gas extraction. >> to be clear, al jazeera has not done independent reporting, they are claims that you are making. we have to be clear of that point. >> sure.
>> but we appreciate your perspective. thank you for joining us. this is a topic this is not going away. thank you so much. >> thank you for your time. now to a kidnapping case out of california. police in santa ana charged garcia that he kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and held her captive for 10 years, he's charged with forceable rape, lude acts on a minor and kidnapping. he denied wrong doings, but said the woman fabricated the crimes because they were breaking up. he is facing 19 years and prison and held on $1 million bail. sweeping hailstorm and swings across the north-east from new york to virgin. kevin corriveau with the latest. it's been messy across the united states. all the problems we have, i'll
get to that in a moment. first to the north-east where we began, we saw a band of showers pushing through, causing rain. then we have secondary showers, which were much more severe, take a look at video coming out of new york. they reported up to an inch or a little more in some locations, causing a bit of damages across the region. we are talking about mary lpd, delaware, new jersey, and at the airport we saw delays between 2.5 hours and 3.5 hours, and they are going on. i look at the f.a.a. website. things are improving for the north-east. we are seeing most of the rain pushing out. flooding is a problem. across the south, parts of norfolk virginia saw hectic weather. that has moved out. look at kentucky, there we saw wind damn, look at the video.
trees down, power lines down, structural damage, and it's been wet around the area. the trees going down easily this time of year because the ground is wet. we'll see a little more activity through the rest of the night, towards parts of colorado. it was another hail event. look at the video that came in. this was a second day of severe weather. we saw the potential for tornados as well. but the hail - rare for this area of the country. in other locations we saw 2-3 inches on the ground. they are still clearing out yesterday. come back to the wall i'll know you what you can expect to see. in parts of texas and the pan handle, we are seeing a lot of low water areas taking the toll in that area as well as into the pan handle of oklahoma.
busy night. >> quit a bit. coming up, the forecast for the hurricane season. plus, meet the team that nighs into the storm to learn about it veterans affairs secretary sh eric shinseki has no plans to retire. he's been under fire since it emerged v.a. covered up lopping appointment waiting times, and some died. some are calling for him to step down. house speaker john boehner says he's closer to asking eric shinseki to resign, but doesn't believe it will solve the problem. an act was passed, privacy advocates and tech companies offered support for a watered down version - it leads stitiens more exposed. >> the biggest change to
government surveillance that the house bill makes is it takes it out of the hands of the n.s.a., phone call records, the information about who you called, when you called them would no longer be kept by the n.s.a. it would be in the hands of phone companies, they could get their hands on it if they go through the foreign intelligence surveillance court. it changes the number of hops the government can make if they investigate or look at a suspect. it limits degrees of separation. some privacy groups and members are congress were advocates of the bill. they pulled their support. major changes were made in the last week or so. meetings between on-gregsal leaders and the committees tippinger with the bill and create softer landings. one change - there's no longer an independent, someone
representing the american people and suspects. it's all government representative. it's friend of the court, something allowed today. internet companies like google and facebook, and apple say they are concerned there's a loophole that could allow the government to look at their customer's internet data. mike honda, democrat, talks about why he was not going to support the bill thursday morning. >> it leaves open the possibility that surveillance could continue, and no longer protects the public through a special advocate in the pfizer court. i'm disappointed that the bipartisan bill has been weakened and i can no longer for it. >> the congressman is among many that voted against the bill. it did pass the house and goes to the senate. the top democrat on the
judiciary committee patrick lay hi put out a statement saying while he appreciate a move forward, he was disappointed that the bill changed and didn't meet the requirements that he and others called for. >> libby casey reporting there. deposed leaders are smallonsed to the new military government a day after the military declared a coup. the entire country is under a curfew. the united nations and western countries urged leaders to restore political unity. rosalind jordan has this report. >> reporter: the president obama legislation wasted no time condemning the coup and calls on the thai's military to step aside and restore democratic rule. the u.s. is already, as required by law, reviewing the amount of foreign aid and military assistance to the thai government. most of the humanitarian aid
does not go to the thai government, but military to military relationship is close, and does include an amount of money as well as personal exchanges. the president obama administration says that while this is not a comparable situation to what has happened in egypt. it says it is concerned about the course of democracy in thailand and tried to make its displeasure known as broadly and loudly as possible. >> rosalind jordan reporting there. fighting in eastern ukraine three days before the presidential election. it left 13 ukranian soldiers dead. pro-russian separatists attacked an army checkpoint. the region's health department said 16 decide. 32 hospitalized. the national security chief warns more attacks are likely ahead of sunday's election. china's government is blaming minor separatists for an attack,
showing the market after the incident. 31 people died, doze ens injured. adrian brown has more information. >> people of uranch. >> feel under attack. the latest target was a soft target, a market where ordinary han chinese were stocking up on supplies. two vehicles drove into a crowd, run exploded. now, you see this sort of thing in places like pakistan and iraq every day, but not here in china. also, there are questions about where these assailants could have got the explosives, because explosives are hard to find in china. so the theory is it might possibly have been smuggled across the border. we have been told by local people that there was an angry demonstration by hahn chinese and as a result several were
arrested for inciting rumours. it emerged that a number of flights into this area were cancelled on thursday - we think at least 10. president vladimir putin, who has been in shanghai attending a security forum, telephoned president xinjiang to condemn the attack and sequeways for china and -- sequeways for china and russia to work in efforts to combat terrorism. it was three weeks ago that there was another bomb attack in the city in which three people were killed, and on march the 1st 29 people were killed in a combined bomb attack. it seems from the view point of the chinese government that uighur separatists are stepping up their compain. this is a tense -- campaign. this is a tense time because five years ago in july 2nd, '00 died in wry at in the city -- riots in the city as a result of
confrontation between ethnic uighurs and hahn chinese. >> coming up next - political pressure. congress calls on the n.f.l. for a name change for the washington red skips. flags - and u.s. troops by tribute to the fallen. every saturday, go where science, meets humanity. >> this is some of the best driving i've ever done, even though i can't see. >>techknow >> is there an enviromental urgency? only on al jazeera america
six gay couples are suing south dakota for the right to marry, leaving one state that is not facing a challenge. 31 state have ban, gay marriages legal in 19 state and the district of columbia. billionaire mark cuban says voting to expel donald sterling from the league might make him a hypocrit. the owner of the dallas mavericks says he himself is a hippo crit. and so is everyone. >> we are a lot more vigilant and are less tolerant of different views. it's not necessarily easy for everyone to adapt. we are all prejudice in one way or the other. if i see a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night, i'm
walking to the other side of the street. if on that side of the street there's a guy with tattoos all over his face, white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere - i'm walking back to the other side of the street. and the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of. so in my businesses, try not to be hypocritical. i know that i'm not perfect. i know i live in a class house and -- glasshouse and it's not appropriate for me to throw attendant. >> today cuban apologised to the family of trayon martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot. he said he should have used different examples. >> footballers signed a letter to the n.f.l. asking for the name of the washington redskins to be changed.
>> reporter: for the redskins controversy over their name will not go away. spurred on by the speed in which the n.b.a. moved in donald sterling's case, 50 u.s. senator wrote to roger cadell and the n.f.l. saying the tile has come for red skips as a name to go. the senators wrote we urged you and the football league to send the same clear message as the n.b.a. did, that racism and big olry have no place in sports. the alert went on: -- the alert went on: -- the letter went on:. >> in a response the n.f.l. spokesman brian mccarthy tweeted:. >> in in the past red skin's owner dan schneider has been blunt about refusing to change the name, saying they honour the redskins name and native
american conditions. last name he said: >> for some native american the name is an instalment. ray, of the nida nation leads the fight to change the red skin's name. >> if it offends people, it's time to change it. >> it may be time, but there's no time that the team or the league is ready to make a change soon. >> 48 democratic senators and two independence signed a letter to the officials. no names were on it. they say they were not asked to participate. two democrats from virginia, where the red skins practice were not on the letter. morgan campbell host of "sports ano anonymo anonymo anonymous", and a business supporter. >> talking about donald sterling's racist comment, mark
cuban says we have prejudices. do cubans comments address sterling. its history of settling racial scrim nation. fully addressing that, when he says we all have prejudices. >> it didn't fully address it. i didn't know if it was meant to fully address what donald sterling said. the critical difference between what donald sterling and mark cuban said was the spirit in which it was made. cuban kind of admits to having what we consider racist feelings, when he sees a black kid in a hoodie. the same thing, he'd cross the street. he admits to having prejudices, the difference between him and donald sterling, is cuban shows an acute self-awareness, and says these things in a spirit of trying to improve on his own
imperfections. donald sterling said these things to tear down another group of people. with donald sterling saying bad things, it may be a racist thing. because he has a long track record of doing racist things. paying a settlement for housing, for systematically excluding blacks and lateenos from apartments that he rented. there's a crucial difference in context and spirit and meaning between what the two guys are talking about. >> a lot of people didn't hear the thing that mark cuban said. he went on to say that people that are prejudiced and bigoted, he feels he has a responsibility gip he has all this money and owns businesses, his his responsibility to make sure he doesn't have businesses or employees that behave that way. a lot of people didn't hear about the entire context. he talked about a slippery
slope. the commissioner was asked about private comments and public comments. that donald sterling's comments were private. the commissioner said "but they are public now", when you talk about a business, is that what the difference is - the fact that they are in the public sphere now, in a business context? >> right. once the comments reach the public sphere, that's it. they start to affect the business. we have an n.b.a. owner like donald sterling saying disparaging things about african americans who are the majority of the players in the n.b.a., but a large part of the n.b.a.s audience and consumer base. it hurts the brand. again, where cuban is concerned and donald sterling's lawyers make the arguments is that these comments were private, and, two, recorded without donald sterling's consent. when you get to something as
serious as a court case. i don't know that you can use the comments in court, because they weren't recorded legally. as far as cuba is concerned, i see where he is coming from. if you take comments that were meant to be private and use them in private, to strip a player, an owner of a team and ex-communicate him from a kupty of n.b.a. owners, the question cuban is raising is where does it stop. what other comment are subject to this scrutiny, scrutiny that they were never meant to because they were private in the first place. >> there'll be lawyers. let's talk about mark cuban, he is controversial, known for speaking his mind. he was blunt today and he did apologise. he said the hoodie comment was hurtful to some people. do you think there'll be blow-back against him. >> that's a good question. i don't know that the n.b.a. is
in a position to not punish - for lack of a better term - bigoted comment, especially on the heels of the donald sterling affair. guys like cuban, and a public figure, while you are speaking, and you might not be aware of the context, there's an audience out there plugged into twitter and social media and the internet all the time, googling, and they are cognisant of the context of what they say. you may say something, not thinking that you are tapping into the deeper vein of sensitivity. within seconds, when you check the two dimension, you understand, and this is what happened with cuban, helps his glorified tweet apology. >> sometimes sports leads on race. sometimes it's behind on race, right. with that in mind. let's talk, before i let you go,
about daniel schneider and his team the redskins. there are members of congress acting for him and the ffl to -- number fl to consider challenge -- n.f.l. to consider changing the name of the team. do you think it will happen? >> it's a tough call. each side of the debate is so deeply entrenched and daniel schneider has been adamant about not changing the name. is the team name racist - absolutely. >> you can talk about how he inherited the team name. it comes from an area where an area of sensitivity to racial slurs was not what it was. the name comes from an era when it was to call people racial. but it was not. if you want to move the team, they would not call themselves the jackson jackures, people
recognise it's an instalment. the red skips come from a different era. a lot of people recognise that. daniel schneider, he is dug in. it will take a lot, maybe a change of ownership. i'm not sure, to bring about a name change in washington d.c. >> morgan campbell, appreciate the conversation very much. thank you so much. sports and race forever intertwined. >> ahead - while prosecutors in the erin hernandez murder trial want to question his tattoo artist and priced out - preventing and priced out - preventing many students from
the performance review. and priced out - preventing many students from that corporate trial by fire when every slacker gets his due. and yet, there's someone around the office who hasn't had a performance review in a while. someone whose poor performance is slowing down the entire organization. i'm looking at you phone company dsl. check your speed. see how fast your internet can be.
switch now and add voice and tv for $34.90. comcast business built for business. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm richelle carey, the ivory tower, an indepth look, and how for many it's out of reach. seeking asylum. why a 17-year-old science student is afraid to leave the u.s. much telling a story with tattoos as evidence in a murder trial. is college worth the cost. a documentary called the ivory
tower asks the question, sag for some college is too expensive to take on and talks about the notion that colleges are deepening the racial divide. have a look at this. since the mid "90, 80% of student go to school ranked in the top 500. 25% of black and latino students go to school. 75% of those students enroll in open administration schools. andrew rocky is a director of ivory tower, we appreciate you joining us. you say that colleges are operating like corporations or businesses. what do you mean by that? >> colleges have taken on a cost structure, a business model that demonstrates that they grow larger, and that means they'll be more expensive to students. particularly because states are funding them less. we see across the boards tuition
rising at a rate that is scary. in 1978 cost of the tuition is one thing. it rose by 11-00 r00 -- 1,100% since that time. >> costs are going up. student debt is going up. what effect does that have on the economy? >> well, it's really troubling for the economy, because students who are graduating with so much debt are not able to participate in the american dream. they are not able to buy cars, houses. in some cases start families, it's stunting the growth of a generation. we see in the film ivory tower, millen yams who say they -- millennials who say they can't think about threshold moments in life. on a macro level it's trucking. >> what role are the rising tuition costs paying and widening the racial and class divide. >> as you cited at the top.
anthony kearney varly who is in the film released a study at george town showing blacks and latinos are under-represented at the top elective schools, the 465 or so schools we see as being the top and are over-represented in 2-year programs and overaccess schools. what do you explore in the documentary are some of the fixes for this? >> stayed funding need to rise again. society as a hole needs to think about whether to increase taxes or do other things to the government dan play a bigger -- can play a bigger roll and schools should consider putting a cap on tuition. there are other things, thinking about not going to school. the oncology movement is a niche, peter teal, the founder of paypal has supported it. it is something we should
consider. >> can you explain what the uncollege movement is, and are the effects really the same for everybody with that work for somebody - let's be honest, who is white as opposed to somebody who is black. would the effect be the same. >> absolutely. >> it was starred by dale stevens with founding from the teal foundation, peter teal who started paypal - he put a lot of support into it. it's an interesting programme. but peter tael in the film ivory tower admits that it works for students who have an extraordinary gift. they are people that want to start an internet company or have a passion to pursue outside the structure of school. he does admit for less advantaged students it's not the april, going back to carnovale study about blacks and lat eenios, and other who are not able to get the access to more selective schools. in carnovale, it shows if you go
to college, you still have a premium, a wage premium over your life. we see that median earnings for students that graduate from four year schools are about 1 million higher over the lifetime than those who only graduate with a highly degree. >> it seems like this is something that we are talking more and more about, but maybe are dealing with yet. what happens if we don't deal with this? >> i think it's a troubling situation that we are facing. you mow, when the -- you know, when the movie plays at sundance and others, we see young people, volunteers of the theatre cooing up in tears saying that they feel that this problem is something that their parents or grandparents don't understand. over 50% of the students graduating today with $30,000 in debt are unemployed or under employed. and this is affecting an entire
generation. >> you have two young kids yourself. >> i do. >> what would you tell them? >> it's interesting. i feel, as a son of immigrants, that college has been the beacon of a society, something i was taught to pursue. and from my children, if they had a passion that they wanted to pursue and didn't want to go to school. it's an option. i think the moral authority of clem, the idea that reflectively that everyone should go is biping challenged and -- being challenged and access needs to get broader. for my kids, i would support them if they decided not to go. >> it's called ivory tower. thank you. agreed conversation. >> absolutely. >> hurricane season is around the corner, and kevin corriveau will get to the forecast. first, we follow the government's hurricane hunter team as they flew along the gold
coast. >> i'm the navigator on the airplane. it's bumpy. other times it's smooth. >> what is right here are the hurricanes that the aircraft penetrated, starting in 1977 with anita in the western gulf of mexico, all the way to ingrid last year in 2013. i would say a third of them i have been on. >> i'm a flight metrologist on board. it's my responsibility during the flight to direct the pilots to the center of the storm. >> do you have questions for me? >> this is day 3 of the gulf coast hurricane awareness tour. we are showcasing the noah hunter aircraft. this is one of two aircraft that knowa has that fly into a hurricane to conduct research and send data in real time to us at the hurricane center. >> this is a gps drop zone measuring humidity, barra metric
temperatures. we have two of those measurements every second, giving us a vertical profile of the storm. dropping it gives us an idea what the strength of the storm is. >> this is where i sit during the flying, looking at the monitors, at the display from the nose radar right here. i'm working with the navigator who is sitting across the aisle and we are directing the pilots where to fly. >> going flow the i wall is a dangerous fart of plying the storm -- part of flying the storm. we are travelling at many miles an hour. we get through it. once we get through the eye wall thinks calm down. the data we get in real time enables us to measure the wind and the pressure in the hurricane. it's a way to look out the wind, which is the first step in making a forecast. if the seasonal forecasts are
perfect, we are nowhere near telling people where the hurricanes and tropical storms that form will go. there are hur gain prone areas. and what we want people to do is understand what hazards they are vulnerable too. it's not just about winds, it's about water. it's our job to go out and fly the storms and gather the information for the scientists, so they can do their analysis and four or five years down the road come up with better ways of predicting what they'll do. now for the top stories - thunder storms are hitting from new mexico to the north-east. hail the size of a fist dented parts of some areas. winds whipped down to the south-east as well. north carolina is considering making it a crime for anyone to reveal the
chemicals used in hydraulic fracking. the states passed the legs legs, it's up to the thous to decide. >> united nations and several western countries spoke out against a military coup in thailand. the obama administration is among those rejecting the coup. it's withdrawing foreign aid and military assistance to the thai government. >> three al jazeera journalists were in a court in cairo. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been held in an egyptian prison for 146 days. they are falsely accused of conspiring with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. the court got to see evidence the prosecution refused to disclose to the defense, including what a court reporter described as doctored images, showing al jazeera producer mohamed fadel fahmy supposedly with a former egyptian military
chief. the trial was adjourned until june 1st. a teenager from egypt is seeking asylum, among the brightest student in the world. he fears for his future if he returns home. 17-year-old abdullah orson is a young man without a country. he came to the u.s. representing egypt in a science fair. he dares not return home. >> reporter: what made you decide to stay in the united states? >> okay. first i wanted to come back to egypt. i was arrested. i will have a better education in the states. i can have human rights. before attending the intel science fair, he was arrested and charged with violating laws.
police accused the slight skinny teenager of burning a police car, saying the carnals ab surd. >> of course, how i can make that. >> he was allowed to travel to the science fair. his parents urged him to stay in the u.s. >> they assured me i would be okay. >> he is being helped by the egyptian community and plans to ask for asylum. the immigration attorney says it's by no means unusual for children to be drnted an asylum. >> he has to prove that he has a well-founded fear or reasonable fear that he has been harmed in the past or will in the future. he can bring all the evidence he needs to show he has a fear of persecution based on political
opinion. it's not necessary. his words alleyne can be the basis for a grant of the political asylum. >> orsome was selected for the fair after inventing a system allowing people to use a keyboard using eye movements. he's determined to continue his education. >> i'm here at the level university. >> whether he gets into a top university will depend on many factors, including his grave and whether scholarship money is available. what is certain is egypt appears to have lost a bright and talented person who could have helpedize country and people. >> peace corp members are back helping struggling communities
at home. we have the story. >> reporter: opportunity seems to pass by durand illinois. shuttered stores dot the block, making up downtown, suffice it to say business is not exactly booming. except at the local ice cream parlour on a hot day. but 32-year-old matt wolf wants to put durand on the road to prosperity. > when you hear of small towns, you are like where, what? >> he spent two years in fiji helping a village develop prawn, chicken and other farms. he's knew tasked with turning around a small american town. >> this one is closing. this one is closed. >> he admits durand will be a challenge. >> you don't have businesses that have jobs to keep people around. young people are not going to stay. >> durand's fortune faded when
manufacturing dried up in rock ford. unemployment here is high. nearly 10%. for wolf, coming to rural illinois from a place like fiji is not a big stretch. in the peace corp he had to accomplish a lot with little money. in fiji he relied on volunteers. these doing that in durand. using his personal laptop, highs designing a website, highlighting small businesses, in hopes of attracting businesses to the community. businesses like the pizza - the aim is to drum up support for a grant. it could be used to add an addition to the pizza business. >> will you be interested? >> most definitely. >> and rallying volunteers tore movie night on the square this summer. >> the idea is getting
tight-knit. >> volunteer and village thrustee said wolf is breeding life into the village. >> he is organising us, helping us keep on task. >> four months into his 11 month internship, wolf askses himself whether durant is worth saving. his answer is yes. >> durand is worth working on. people here are motivated in the community who want to see it improve. >> wolf wants to leave behind a legacy of opportunity in durand, providing a brighter future for its youngest residents. >> since 1948 the old guard embarked on a labour of love. the active duty regiment is on the drugs. col them james marquette tells us why the annual flags-in
ceremony - what it means to them. >> it's a personal symbol to all the soldiers i deployed with. i remember their service. i will generally do a row, the row that has bun of my soldiers on it from my last deployment to afghanistan buried in it. a great man, very brave. did a wonderful job and ultimately sacrificed everything for his country in the mission that he was pursuing. we miss him. anyone that has been in longer appreciates this. the people it means the most is ones that have a friend buried here. you get a chance to spend time with the person you knew at their grave. that's important for anybody. it's a great thing to be trusted with. it means a lot to the american peep, the families of the service members, and the family members that are buried here - over 4 30,000. i'm thankful to the soldiers out
we are about a week away from the hurricane season beginning on june 1st. noah says we'll have a little below average. what does that mean? anywhere between 8 and 13, normally we see 12. we'd see 3-6 hurricanes, but anything over a category 3, we think 1 or 2. the reason is because of el nino. how is it nacting. in the atlantic it puts a halt
on sheer and downward motion, keeping most of the tropical activity at bay. water temperatures are expected to be a little cooler than average. 77 degrees in the central part of the atlantic. because we have a little less of a hurricane season does not mean it could be devastating. 1992 we only had nine named storms, one making land fall, hurricane andrew in parts of norred. in 20 -- florida your. in 2010 we had 19. that is a look at the weather. news is coming up after this.
investigators in eryin hernandez double murder case is hoping his tattoos may provide a clue. he is implicated in a murder. prosecutors are looking for the tattoo artist who may have simon ingramed the arm. they want to know if it memorializes his alleged role in the shooting. hernandez places a third charm for a 2013 killing. app anthroe pols at the u.c.l.a. specialising in gang behaviour and has testified in court about gang behaviour and tattoos. and joins us. what do you think prosecutors are hoping to learn by talking to his tattoo artist? >> i think there's two different things they want to learn.
tattoos tell a story, as we hear in the news, they want to see if the event are imotheralized or stories told. they want to find out if tattoo artists have hidden or disguised gang-related tattoo this mr hernandez may have had before. >> and maybe the conversations that the two of them had. >> i'm not sure. you mow, when you tattoo someone, it's painful. no matter what is going on. i don't know how much of a conversation they had. what might be interesting is the conversation they had before the tattoos were done, in terms of did he request anything special, did he want anything special. that may be what he wants to shed light on. >> that may be something about what he said in covering up the statues. we don't know if erin hernandez
has gapping ties but whether he has tattoos that show that, he may have tried to cover them up. >> what do you make on the tattoos. if i look at them from the stand point. having a tattoo is not a sign of gang affiliation. the statues that he has are ones i have seen on undergraduate at u.c.l.a. we have to be careful how we look and analyse them. let's see how perceptions of tattoos change in society. can you speak to that. >> there has been a revolution in terms of how they were used. they were seen as a sign of the military service or belonging to a club. they were massual jip, associated with groups. now they are mainstream. i see them on women, men, all
aims, people express themselves in a multiplisty of ways, it's a different picture. having said that though, are there still cases where people will have prejudices about someone that had tattoos, are there cases with defendants in court may not want the tattoos shown because they don't know what a jury might make of them. >> absolutely. the misinterpretation of what tattoos mean, what they represent and were born out of - it's a very, very - you know, time utility use thing to look at during a trial. it's a problem. >> bottom line - do you think the police might be able to gather some information in their investigation from speaking to the tattoo artist, who gave hernandez his tattoos, do you
think they'll get somewhere? >> bottom line, no. i don't think tattoo artists will be open about what they design and what they did. >> can they be compelled to do so? >> no. no. >> how... >> unless - let's put it this way. unless you have a tattoo artist involved in criminal activity, this is his art, what he does. how could the police force them to tell anything at all. i don't know what leverageage they had. i don't know if a tattoo artist would want to talk about creatistry or work. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> tonight's freeze frame takes us to peninsula after a hailstorm. the car was parked outside during the storm. the hail knocked out the back window and dented the car. it hammered the denver area. today's top headlines in a moment. do keep it here.
welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey, here are the top stories. north carolina moves a step closer to making it ilfor companies to reveal the chemicals used in fracking. the state senate passed the legislation, it's up to the state house to weigh in. environmentalists argue the chemicals should be made public. storms across the country, hail fell in pennsylvania, new york. continuing down the east coast. sirens triggered in colorado. strong winds struck the south-east. >> the obama administration administration condemned the thai military's decision to stage a coup, calling on the military to restore democratic rule. our al jazeera colleagues appeared in a cairo court, their ninth appearance. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been held in an egyptian prison for 146 days.
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