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the family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed in a st. louis suburb, diane eastabrook joins us from st. louis and diane, what's the mood there tonight? >> well, tony, people are look are foranswers. i'm at the location where the local chapter of the ncaa is going to be holding a meeting tonight, they're have iting members of the clergy, members of the community and the police. to date there has not been any problems between law enforcement and residents in ferguson, or other residents in st. louis
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county. now again today there were protests and these were peaceful protests outside the ferguson police department. they came just hours after the city erupted in violence after a prayer vigil in memory of michael brown. rioters fired shots and police force john bell has been on the force for 28 years and says this is the most violent he has seen the community. >> it is a miracle nobody got shot last night and i was expecting the worst. you can never tell when you're in an environment like this. >> reporter: now, st. louis county executive charles dooley is calling for calm. he says he wants a transparent investigation. here is what he has to say. >> we are better than this. justice is not swift, revenge is. we are not focused on revenge.
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we are focused on trust, truft and justice. -- trust trust and justice. >> we may know the name of the officer who shot michael brown. tony. >> diane what are we hearing from michael brown's family? >> reporter: well, we do know that his family has hired benjamin crump, he said today that the family really wants to get to the bottom of what happened over the weekend. >> they're baby was executed in broad daylight. and that's why people are so outraged. that's why people are frustrated because are they are saying yet again one of our children executed before he even becomes a man. >> reporter: so at this point, a lot of questions. and not a lot of answers. tony. >> all right, we're going to be
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following developments at that tabernacle, that church, tonight. if there are any developments we'll bring them to you. we also want to take a moment and get a bit more feedback on this situation from directly one of the leaders in this area. with us is antonio french. he is an alderman. from the 20th ward in st. louis. good to have you. you have called this a textbook example of how not to handle the situation. maybe you can explain that. what is your complaint, and who is it against? >> yes, having been on the scene here since the body was still actually on the ground, what we've seen is that the way the ferguson police department has handled the situation has actually made it worse. it started immediately after the incident. the boy's body laid on the ground for up to five hours. the police barricaded the area,
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brought in heavy artillery, they had vehicles and machine guns and they prevented the mom and her family from being able to see the body, identify her son who was laying there dead. you know, yesterday, the mother went on local radio and explained her interactions with the police department over the last couple of days and it was really heartbreaking. you know not have much sympathy, and then -- to have a memorial service, where the man was shot, and police showed up, again, with heavy artillery, they had dogs, and it really just sets a tone for the next day which was yesterday, in the violence that happened last night. >> okay so -- >> i think there's a way we could handle this situation -- go ahead. >> alderman, you say ferguson has a large black population and
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a white police department. what are the tensions you feel exposed here when you have a government which is largely white which is your suggestion and the population is largely black? >> well, the disconnect here, it is not just the situation in ferguson, it is actually neighboring communities. st. louis city north side of st. louis city and neighboring communities in st. louis county there is a complete disconnect between young african american men and the people who police the city. there is an africa government and almost all white police force and that's exposed a lot of these rifts that have been bubbling for years. and i think what happened in the last 24, 48 hours is that that's boiled over. this disconnect between the community and the police that are hired to patrol and keep them safe. there's not a lot of level of trust here and so when witness
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accounts differ so radically from the police account of what happened, and michael brownl's s death the community doesn't have much faith that they will get justice locally. and the federal government to intervene. >> maybe you're one of these leaders to bring these two communities together? >> well, we're actually about to go into a meeting now, ncaa of st. louis county has called it and hopefully we'll be able to come up with a way to bridge that divide for the second of all of -- for the sake of all of our communities. >> do you believe the authorities are going to give a fair and transparent investigation of this police-involved shooting? >> now that the fbi and the u.s. justice department is involved i'm hopeful and i think there's much more faith that it will happen if the federal authorities do it than if it was just done locally.
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>> got you. one more question. one of the local pastors said yesterday we can't act unjust in the name of justice. we can't act uncivil and then call and cry for civility. what is your reaction to the looting that followed that mostly peaceful protest sunday night? >> i think that's the important thing to highlight. the last two days have seen mostly peaceful public demonstrations. and last night you saw a group of angry, sometimes justifiably angry young people kind of take matters into their own hands. i think it's important for us to look at what caused that situation and hope to prevent it in the future and not just write it off as isolated act of thugery, or unconscious act. this is a sign of the urban part of america. >> taking it into their own hands to say what, looting
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stores and burning stores? >> well based upon my conversations directly with the young man, i think they felt like they were not being heard. and that the only way they could be heard was to take out some kind of economic consequence against the region. and that happens when the young community doesn't have any connection. they feel disconnected from the greater community. so when they tear up a local store they don't feel like that's their store. so it's important for us to make sure that the tens of thousands of young people, especially young african american men in this area feel connected with the community and feel that they have faith in the justice system. they don't have to eight matters into their own hands. >> as a leader in that community your response to that display of anger and that rationale to the display of violence and frustration they feel is what? >> well my response was delivered directly because i was out there last night.
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we were out there for hours actually separating the police and these young men and then at some point it just got away. and so we you know tried to bring them back and we continue to try to bring them back. my message to them is: i understand their anger. violence is not the way to demonstrate it and we have to find that constructive outlet for them. >> alderman, appreciate your time. alderman french is for the 23rd ward. let you get back into the meeting. >> thank you. >> the new presiden -- the curre minister nouri al-maliki is not stepping down. john terret, tell us what he had to say. >> the president is not here in martha's vineyard, broke into
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his holiday o ostensibly to maka political statement on the outcome in iraq. some of the yazidi people who are camped out on the top of mount sinjar at the moment fleeing the islamic state forces, some of them have begun to escape. and the president says the united states is presently working with their international partners to try to lead them to safety. iraq having a new prime minister elect, haider al-abadi, president obama spoke to the prime minister elect on the telephone. at the course of the conversation president obama pledged support, and says it's very important for iraqi people to regain trust in their political process which at the moment they have lost. take a look. >> today iraq took a promising step forward in this critical effort. last month, the iraqi people
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named a new president. today, president massoum named a new prime minister december ig necessitate, haider al-abadi -- december i designate, haider al-abadi. >> the designated prime minister, they are by the very fact that they do that at all offer him their support. but really the u.s. is supporting the 30 day process rather than the individual candidate. the state department very keen to make the point that prime minister nouri al-maliki remains the prime minister under the iraqi prime minister until such time as he is not iraqi prime minister, tony. >> what is the sense of the air
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strikes john? >> prime minister bill melville a loijt logistics experts, at te pentagon. 310 bundles have been dropped for the yazidi people, 15,000 gallons of water and 75,000 meals ready to eat, those little prepacked things when you open up they give you hot food, very clever. we're told by lieutenant general bill mel vifl, there ar melvill0 sorties a day. >> we're going to do what we need to do to protect our facilities. protect our embassy. to protect our american citizens and to reduce this siege as well as protect those aircraft that are providing support to mt.
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sinjar. >> and he also said that the scope of this mission got underway last thursday by the president is still limited. he said they have managed to stall the islamic state expansion but they are still very much a threat and he has repeated what the president has said many times before is the issue is not one that can be sorted 50 u.s. military. does require a political solution by the iraqis and that brings us full circle. >> irt does -- it does, jt, tha. dangerous violation of the country's constitution, al-maliki says he will take the position to restore the government. jane arath is live inner beal. >> it is not prime minister
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nouri al-maliki who is desperately fighting for his sphieivelg. but it doesn't look like he's going to step aside gracefully. he is calling for a new nominee, haider al-abadi, with a statement that he believes this is unconstitutional and that he will pursue legal means to block this. it's not clear whether he will persist in that, prime minister appears to have diminishing support. with the new nominee, new prime minister has 30 days to come up with the government. that's while fighting is still going on, all along northern iraq, between islamic state fighters and kurdish forces backed by the united states. on a mountain top in sinjar, all along that mountain range in fact thousands of yazidis, members of the yazidi community
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are still trapped. some have managed to walk down the mountain in areas that are relatively safe. they crowded into cities in the north that increasingly say they can't handle more people. there are now hundreds of thousands of people displaced from the fighting. crowded into cities and towns in the north of iraq where they say they can no longer handle anymore. >> al jazeera's jane arath reporting. israel and palestinian delegations return to talks aimed at creating a lasting truce. jane ferguson is live for us in jerusalem, jane are the sides any closer to what we've been calling this longer term arrangement? >> well, tony, some of the reports coming out in the israeli media who have been basically communicated to, those reports are essentially saying that we're seeing potentially a softening of the positions of
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both the palestinian and israeli sides. on the israeli side their initial demand that hamas must disarm for there to be a peace process or lasting peace it would appear that could be softening. on the other side, there is a sense that palestinians are softening their sense that the entire blockade of gaza in place since 2007 would have to be entirely lifted. this blockade severally limits the movement of people and goods by air, sea and land. what the palestinians had been previously seeking was an air and sea port. gaza used to be an historic port but that has not been the case for a long time now. however we are hearing reports that that could be softened. and instead of demanding the blockade be entirely lifted,
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that it be softened. if that is case, major steps forward. however just under two days left before the ceasefire runs out and it is extremely fragile. we have seen a 72 hour ceasefire already in this conflict which ran out of time and hostilities resumed. although there's been softening of positions doesn't mean there's an agreement. tony. >> those are major negotiating points that would be softened here, and jane the u.n. has set up a gaza war crimes panel. do we know what they will be looking for? >> reporter: well, they would tony be looking for violations of international law, war crimes committed by both sides. but including addressing the accusations that have been made, the israelis have accused the palestinians of using the gazans as human shields.
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but excessive force of the israelis, not enough due diligence taken or care taken to avoid civilian casualties. we know that over 70% of those killed the u.n. has said were civilians. that will be addressed. thewe will be looking into why s that, what kind of accuracy was basically made sure of and assures whilst making those air strikes throughout month-long offensive. but of course we have seen a reaction in israel already, the israelis reacting to this committee set up. the findings of the committee they say are already written, they see this as a group that will not be fair to the israelis. likely to continue, israeli voices in opposition to this human rights commission. >> jane appreciate it, jane ferguson is in jerusalem for us jane thank you.
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three missionaries have returned from liberia, quarantined for three weeks as a precaution. the missionaries worked with nancy writebol, one of the two individuals being treated with z map. a spanish priest will be treated with the same medicine after the other two were improved. coming up on al jazeera america, a dozen educators on trial today accused of a widespread cheating ring. details from atlanta, that's next. also ali velshi from "real money" will explain why elections in turkey could have a big effect on the economy of here and around the world.
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atlanta. >> jury selection started today in atlanta for the atlanta public schools scandal. if you haven't heard of this about five years ago dozens of atlanta school teachers and principals were allegedly said to be cheating and boosting the scores, altering the scores of standardized tests in the atlanta school system in order to put money in their pockets via supplemental bonuses and more money for their schools via federal and state aid. the jury selection starts in a trial expected to last six months here. beverly hall, superintendent will not be involved in this trial, she has breast cancer and a judge has decided she can have her trial after she gets through this battle of cancer. what's in store here is decades of prison for teachers and principals. there are about a dozen that are on trial. dozens more pled guilty, did
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plea deals, they'll be on the stand against many of their co-workers. this should be a trial that will put the education system and standardized testing nationally on a big time stage over the course of the next six months. >> turkey's controversial prime minister has a big job. recep tayyip erdogan, the presidency is usually a ceremonial role but erdogan has big ambitions. for a discussion on that let's go to ali velshi. ali. >> the presidency was largely symbolic, he changed to it an elected position and this is the first time turks have ever elected a president. now he wants to make the presidency a particularly important position. the thing you need to understand is that erdogan has really
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changed turkey from being an emerging small economy about $5,000 of output per year per person, about $10,000 per year per person, key member of the nato alliance, military positions facing russia and on the black sea. since he's taken the office he's pivoted more to the middle east. germany is really pushing back so he's taking a look east. they were friends with syria. they were friends with syria and bashar al-assad. he is opposed to kurdish autonomy now he's changed the view. using turkey's appliance, turkey is now allied with hamas, look less towards the west and more towards the east, so we'll have
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to see what turkey does with that. we just don't know how he's going to do it. >> tell us about how the economic clout has grown sense erdogan has come to power. >> turkey's trade is mostly with the west, he could join the european union in time, he didn't realize the opposition he has come up against for that. as a result they really pivoted towards trade with the west and turkey really built up its economy. it's pivotal. the turkey has been ottoman or byzantine empire. you could have breakfast in europe and dinner in asia. it's a strongish economy but he's made missteps in his
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direction toward the east and as such it's not clear how much more turkey is going to grow. it's part of a group of countries by the way that are called the mint, involved indonesia and nigeria, turkey is the t in that. >> what else have you got on? >> a lot of stuff on turkey, a lot of discussion what's going to happen in the middle east, in those kinds of economies. oil and influence on oil price what happens if oil prices get a little high. >> can't wait. ali velshi, "real money," appreciate it, ali. iraq's major political problems, we'll deeg into that next. evidence of war crimes in afghanistan have been ignored by the u.s. military justice
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>> iraq's parliament has elected a new prime minister but outgoing prime minister nouri al-maliki has seemed determined to stay on. fighters are threatening kurdish territory. europeans are slow to get involved. simon mcgregor wood has the story. >> in the face of the islamic state's advance causing outrage across europe. but europe's politician he have haves -- politicians have been
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slow to respond. in a letter to the european union's commission he says, i would be grateful if you could urgently mobilize the member states and the european institutions. fabius wants eu ministers to meet and start supplying the kurdish the heavy weapons they need. trying to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, prime minister david cameron is still on vacation and has resisted calls to consult parliament. >> we are not consulting parliament until british forces are committed. we're not talking about that
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here, humanitarian efforts to help the community trapped on the mountain. >> reporter: the royal air force is dropping emergency food and water to yazidis trapped on mowfnt sinjar. >> i call my mom today she says we can't sleep and my sister says if the i.s.i.s. comes to the kurdistan i will kill myself before they take me. >> given how unpopular recent military intervention has been here in europe, it's no wonder europeans are extremelily reluctant to get involved. it's all gall va galvanizing puc anger, and europe's politicians are showing signs of a greater response. simon mcgregor wood, al
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jazeera, london. >> prime minister nouri al-maliki has resisted calls to step down. have here is he last night. >> the appointment of haider al-abadi has no meaning whatsoever. this is a violent disregard of the constitution. >> dean of the yost err korbel institution, ambassador good to speak to you again. nouri al-maliki doesn't seem willing to step aside as prime minister. what are your thoughts on this development? >> well, nouri al-maliki is a thin skinned individual, takes a lot of things personally. and the idea that they don't want him as the next prime minister is something he's going to take very, very personally. the question is what can he do about it?
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because haider al-abadi is not exactly from the other political option. he's from the prime minister's party and coalition. he's going to be hard pressed to say this is some sort of coup. >> options for nouri al-maliki, security forces in the capitol, how much that armed security infrastructure is controlled by nouri al-maliki? >> well, mr. maliki has a very bad habit of getting units under the direct control of the prime minister. so he does have a number of units. but as to how really loyal to him they are, and the degree to which he put them under him, because he didn't want them under someone else, that's another matter. so i'm-i'm not convince they'd we're going osee a civil war break out, a civil war among shia i should say, break out in
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baghdad. i think it's something that he needs to calm down, and i'm sure there are a lot of people talking to him tonight, telling him this is not the way to go. so we'll have to see how this plays out but obviously it's a very unwelcome side light to what was very welcome news, that is the choice of another prime minister. >> what do we know about the new prime minister, haider al-abadi, why was he chosen william. >> well first of all he's a respected politician in iraq. he's not a very low loud politi, he keeps his opinions to himself. he was very careful not to step on the turf of prime minister maliki. he's a technocrat. he doesn't seem like a real politician by birth. he's more of a sort of technocratic kind of guy. the big question of course is not whether the shia can get
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behind another prime minister, i think they can. the real question is whether the sunni community which deeply recents the emergence of shia power in iraq, whether they could get behind him seriously in a way that could have an impact on the way the iraqi army performance in the battl battle. because that is the iraq's hour much need. >> that comes to the more radical expression of sunni power there. what are your thoughts about what's happening at mt. sinjar? >> what we've seen of course is that i.s.i.s. continues to confound the experts in that it has proven to be a very effective fighting force. and even there are signs that it was able to push back the peshmerga for afew days. that seems to be changing of course. u.s. air power has been decisive in that regard it seems but the peshmerga are very well trained,
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highly disciplined well led force and i think as they begin to get more weapons and that appears to be happening, you'll see some reversals in the north. big question is sunni arabs, whether the sunni saishz are willing to push out this i.s.i.s. extreme organization. >> is army and the peshmerga going to be enough? as you indicated there are lines from at least a couple of u.s. officials that that is beginning to happen. i wonder if that's going to be enough, or if you can conceive of a day where maybe u.s, french, maybe u.k. boots may be on the ground and necessary, again, to protect the yazidis on mt. sinjar? >> i think on the long run what you have to say long run few weeks, months, we need to see the reconstituted iraqi army, an army that's well led and loyal
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to the government. i think when that happens they can push the i.s.i.s. out of places they have occupied in fallujah. there are not a lot of people out there in these fights. i mean i.s.i.s. has several thousand soldiers to be sure but you can see very quick reverse always in these kind of situations. we're not talking about million man armies. we are talking about pretty light low density warfare for h. >> one more for you. maybe you were speaking at the u.s. institute of peace and you sounded really optimistic about iraq's future and you pointed to the resilience of the iraqi people as reason for your optimism. did you imagine then that iraq would be as divided as it happens to be now? >> there were quite a few things that came to pass that were not
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imaginable then. one was syria has become a free for all and these groups constituting themselves in syria. a lot of things you have seen in i.s.i.s. is not that maliki is not a good prime minister but a melt down in syria to mix the metaphor, a situation where the problems have met as at a size t sized. kept -- he suffered from a stroke from a couple of years ago and he's been out of the picture so a number of things happened that kind of took iraq in the wrong direction. americans of course talk about it, solely in terms of our withdrawal of troops but you know frankly speaking it's not all about us. it's about other things going on including the situation in syria. >> he is the former u.s. ambassador to iraq, christopher hill now the dean of joseph
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korbel center. thank you for your time ambassador. says afghanistan is not holding u.s. forces responsible for possible war crimes. jennifer glasse has the story from exab kabul. >> mohamed sabir has only pictures. they killed his wife, sister, niece and two brothers. >> we want justice, we demand a trial. they should be given death penalty. they should explain to us why they killed innocent people. do they think afghanistan aren't humans? >> reporter: one ever over whoon100afghans.
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>> structurally, demander driven, there are too foo incentives in fact there are disincentives for proper investigation and follow-up with prosecution where it's warranted. >> reporter: amnesty says it knows much only six cases where soldiers have been tried. 16 afghan civilians murdered by u.s. soldier robert beales. he's now serving life in a u.s. prison. they take allegations of casualties seriously and investigate them fully but they couldn't say immediately how many investigations have taken place and cite their practice. that's the frustration, afghans rarely see any progress. he says he was arrested and tortured in the american run bagram prison. >> our hands and feet were tied. every day and every night there
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was beatings. in 45 days there was not aday we were not beaten. >> reporter: he says he still bears the scars of abuse. talking about it now and will continue to speak until he sees his torturers in an afghan court. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> police in kosovo have arrested 40 men suspected of fighting in iraq and syria. hundreds of police officers stormed 60 locations across the semi autonomous territory. 16 kosovars held. seoul wants to hold reunions for families split by the war. the north korea has increased its missile testing in the past few months and '03 is preparing to hold military drills with the
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united states. both nations prevent ability to comntocommunicate. mifmaria ines ferre has further. >> ohio ruling extends a one month moratorium into january of next year. lawsuits over lethal injections in several states call into question the drugs used for executions. earlier this year an ohio inmate snorted and gasps for 26 minutes before dying. firefighters are bracing for another windy day in northern california. they're trying to gain ground on two wildfires near 750 homes, some homes have already been evacuated. operators are trying figure out what caused a scaffold to
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malfunction at a new york city tower. two window washers were rescued on the top floor of a 32-floor building. motor malfunction or a loss of power. barney's of new york has agreed to pay $525,000 over claims that it, black and latino shoppers were accused of shoplifting and credit card fraud. a nine month investigation found security staff followed minority customers even when they were identified as frequent patrons. and a 13-year-old pennsylvania girl sent her team to the little league world series. struck out six batters in connecticut over the weekend. she allowed only three hits and three walks. the dragons won 8-0, the fast
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ball registers at 70 miles an hour. >> i couldn't hit it, i can tell you that. there was a time when i could have hit it but that was many, many moons ago. you go, girl. maria, appreciate it. coming up. race car driver tony stewart hits and kills a fellow race car driver on the track. what police are investigating, that's next. @j
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america mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now >> as the sport of motor racing deals with one of its worst tragedies, the other driver involved makes a decision. michael eaves is here to speak about tony stewart. >> just a tragic tragic situation. tony stewart striking and
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killing fellow racer kevin ward, is not a welcome sight. less than 24 hours after saturday night's accident, stewart had also planned to race on sunday, but the track announced today that stewart will no longer participate in that dirt track event. police say they have found no evidence of criminal intent on stewart's part. something they reiterated today. >> at this time there are no facts that exist that support any criminal behavior or conduct. this is an open investigation. what i have just said is not indicative that the investigation is over or conclusions have been made. >> and tony, neither stewart nor
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nascar have made a statement whether he will race in michigan's 500 on the nascar race. >> some watch this videotape and they will suggest to you pretty strongly that if there is evidence there that tony stewart intentionally hit ward, you watched the tape, what did you say? >> i think those that would have the stance tony may be novices to the sport and the video misled them. one to be certain, it was very dark, kevin ward jr. had a dark suit, visibility was an issue. but also, the car in front of stewart swerves to miss him and stewart sees him at the very last minute. they don't brake when they go through the corners they actually slide, so right there when he tried oavoid ward his back end is going to slide in ward's direction and clip him. the car straightens up going to the right giving the impression
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that stewart turned that way. that's not what happened in this particular incident. other drivers said the same thing. did he not intentionally hit ward. >> that's your analysis? >> absolutely. >> this is a pretty extreme example a young man 20 years old is dead but this is a sport where you got some bare knuckle stuff going on inon the track and in pit row and everywhere. >> you can make a strong argument that nascar was actually built on confrontation. the history of the sport can be traced back to the time when drivers carried illegal extra band on dirt roads in the south. the conclusion of the 1970 daytona 500, not because richard petty won but on the final lap of the race, cale yarborough and donny allison went to blows.
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the first daytona 500 broadcast live on national television. even though nascar has grown, driver confrontations have continued. tony stewart has been involved in moarnz his -- more than his share. stewart threw his helmet at ken seth as he drove by. busch walked out of his car, towards spencer's car. these incidents do not portray the typical actions of drivers but there has been so many similar incidents through years tony there are so many to remember them as simply part of the auto racing moment. >> teaching lesson here. aaron hernandez is back.
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the former patriot is charged with three murders. blackberry phone, they argued the phone was not listed on the search warrant and the judge has not issued a ruling. parents who have adopted children from the democratic republic of congo. and ali velshi, on "real money." >> when we're talking about oil prices in america, the small hipster startups jumping in and creating startups. all that on "real money."
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>> al jazeera america presents a breakthrough television event. >> borderland long held beliefs... >> im really pissed off at the mexican government... >> give way to compassion... >> if you feel tired, would you turn around and come back? >> our teams find out first hand how treacherous the migrants journey can be. >> we make them take a trip of death >> it is heartbreaking when you see the families on top of the rail car borderland continues only on al jazeera america >> hundreds of american families are waiting to bring home children they adopted from the democratic republic of congo. the nation stopped issuing exit
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visas for the children, leaving hundreds of families in the u.s. in limbo. roxana saberi has the story. roxana. >> one family i spoke to says the adoption of its five-year-old girl was approved a long time ago. now they've been waiting almost a year, they're struggling emotionally and financially. >> thank you. wow. >> each month the wilson family prepares a care package. >> what else is in here? >> for the girl they've adopted but can't bring home. lila lives 6500 miles away in the democratic republic of congo. >> this was dated the day our adoption was complete, september 10 of 2014. >> a congolese court approved her adoption that day. >> i was following her back to the car and saying please don't take her yet, are it's not time.
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and -- ♪ >> emily had to leave lila behind because the congolese government had stopped all international adoptions. >> how can i let her go back to not having a mom? that tairs me up every day. >> the drc expressed concerns about fraud corruption and child-buying. families who have rallied in washington say the government hasn't provided any proof. now an estimated 844 families are waiting for their children. some of them as benjamin dillo have died. they passed through screenings in both the drc and the u.s. >> we've given documentation of every possible thing that could be documented. >> they also paid a lt of money. they paid an adoption company
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$35,000 and every month they continued to send money. >> that $529.20 does that seem a lot per month? >> it's been hard for us. this is you know payments going on longer than we ever thought. >> reporter: their adoption agencies in colorado told al jazeera the drc uses money to cover lila's money and food. >> just very frustrating because she should be living here with us. >> the wilsons decorated a room for lila and took it apart. it was too painful. all they can do is wait. >> she should be here, she should be home. >> we reached out to the drc embassy in washington several times but did not get a response, president obama tries to help. in a country ravaged by war and
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hunger there are around 4 million orphans. the judicial system in congo is approving the adoptions but going slower day by day. >> roxana saberi, thank you. the death of a black unarmed teenager, has sparked the media'media's portrayal of black americans. ines is back with the story. >> mike brown throwing up a sign, some have called it a gang sign, others could have been more used like on his facebook page, the african american community says the media often paints a bias narrative when it comes to black youth in american. so men and women started posting images of themselves with the hasht, "if they gun me --
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hashtag "if they gun me down." him here with the u.s. navy suit on or this one that writes, if they gun me down would the media use my past against me when i've done nothing but strive to be a better black man or this one here, this is trey here hanging out with his friends. here you see him in cap and gown. and this has prompted emma v to write are black people meant to wear a cap and gown every day to avoid being attacked by police. >> we're not born fully formed are we? it's a process in our life, right? an interesting perspective. >> powerful at the same time. >> that's the at, right? >> that's right. >> we'll continue following developments. again there's a meeting going on in the community of ferguson, the local chapter of the ncaa is meeting with leaders of the community and other community
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members in getting an update, the police are there as well and we'll have more details on that diane eastabrook is covering that. i'm tony harris, "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> the man who put turkey's economy on the map consolidateds his power. right when the dun is ripe for turmoil. i'll tell you how his influence could everything from politics to money. plus i'll tell you how hipster startups in brooklyn new york. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money."