that's it. >> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist. >> ottawa under attack, a gunman takes aim at the canadian capitol, killing a soldier in the nation's war memorial before opening fire in the parliament building. >> everybody was in shock. >> the suspect was taken down in a hail of gunfire. questions now about possible connections to a wider terrorist plot. canada and the u.s. on high alert. >> let there be no
misunderstanding, canada will never be intimidated. in fact, this will lead to us strengthen our resolve and double our effort. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. >> u.s. and canadian finishes on high alert 24 hours after a man killed a canadian soldier in ottawa and then attacked parliament. >> the gunman has been identified. these are believed to be the first i am manuals of the shooter. you see him getting into a car after killing the soldier. he had a criminal history and was a recent convert to is slam. >> investigators want to know whether it was part of a larger coordinated terror plot. monday, another canadian soldier was killed in a hit-and-run, the suspect another recent muslim convert. we are live in ottawa. >> canadians this morning coming
to terms with the awful violence rout on their capitol city. >> there is a shooter on the loose, please move back. >> it was just before 10:00 a.m. when witnesses say the first shots were fired. >> shot at the man, and then the guy went falling down. >> the man, according to witnesses had shot 24-year-old corporal nathan cirillo on guard duty at the tomb of the unknown soldier. the army reservist later died. the gunman later seen here highjacked a car and drove to nearby parliament hill, firing dozens of shots. cameras captured police and
security guards with their guns drawn, search for the shooter. shots were heard outside a room where a caucus was being addressed. while some canadian members of parliament barricaded themselves into rooms, others were hustled away by security. >> i was taking off my jacket to go into caucus, i heard shots. >> back inside, the gunman was finally stopped, shot and killed by a sergeant at arms. the shooter has been identified at 32-year-old michael joseph hall from quebec, also a recent muslim convert with a criminal history. after a sweep of the surrounding neighborhood, police determined there were no other shooters. canadian prime minister addressed the nation on television and condemned the week. >> this is a grim reminder that
canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. >> the violence comes two days after a deadly hit and run assault against two canadian soldiers by a man described as an isil inspired terrorist. >> this will strengthen our resolve and we will double our efforts to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep canada safe here at home. >> just a word about kevin vicars, who is a man who shot a shooter in the parliamentary complex, his job is to protect essentially the speaker of the house of commons. he is scribbled today as a new national hero, a man who did what he had to do at just the right time, though, del, he's modest. i don't expect we'll hear much from him. >> give us a sense of the mood
right now where you are. will the businesses there reopen and will people go about their normal day? >> i think they will. yesterday was a big shock to canadian as you can understand. large areas of their capitol city were under lockdown for a good portion of it. late last night about 11:00, the police pulled the cordon out of the downtown district and pulled it right back to the edge of the parliamentary complex here. people who lived in the area were asked not to go out of their homes until business time this morning, which is now what's happening, the city's coming back to life. i think that we will see at 10:00 this morning something which is very important to canadians, their parliament will reopen for business. the idea behind that, just one day after the shooting is to show that canada will not be bowed by acts of terrorism. >> have canadian officials said how long this new terror threat is going to stay raised?
>> they haven't said how long, but as you know, canada joined the fight against isil last month, and steven harper, who is the canadian prime minister gave a nationwide television address last night in which pretty much his opening remarks were that in the coming days and weeks, we will learn more about this terrorist, as he called the shooter, who was killed in the parliamentary building last night, and whether he had any accomplices. i think it's fair to say that the terror level in canada will be elevated for quite some time. we should learn more later today at a news conference given by the royal canadian mounted police. >> live this morning in ottawa, john, thank you very much. >> we're learning new details about the shooting victim corporal nathan cirillo, training to be a full time soldier as a reservists. he was a dedicated single
father. he had a 6-year-old son. he worked part time as a personal trainer and bouncer. >> let's turn now to lisa stark in washington. president obama has spoken to canada's prime minister harper. what did he say to him? >> he made a call, expressed the u.s. solidarity with canada, obviously expressed his sympathy. he said the u.s. will offer any help that canada might need and he pledged that both u.s. and canadian national security teams would coordinate very closely. >> saying he was shaken by the shooting in ottawa, president obama called canadian prime steven harper and pledged his support. >> we're going to do everything we can to stand side by side with canada at this difficult time. >> president obama said this underscores the importance of canada and the u.s. beinging synch when it comes to dealing
with terrorist activity. >> we don't yet have all the information about whether this was part of a broader network or plan or whether this was an individual or series of individuals who decided to take these actions, but we need to remain vigilant. >> the nypd stood guard at canadian consulate. officers armed with assault rifles patrolled the area. the u.s. increased security at the tomb of the unknowns as a precaution. with all the extra emphasis on security, another person jumped the fence at the white house, although there is no indication that is related to terrorism. in this fox news video, the suspect can be seen kicking a secret service dog and picking up another dog, slamming it to the ground. the cease set service quickly
subdued the man and said charges are pending. >> i'm surprised somebody had the audacity to make that jump and run toward the building. that's crazy. >> last month, a u.s. veteran carrying a knife scaled the fence, sprinted across the lawn, got by secret service agents and entered the white house. >> now it's becoming a challenge. everybody's trying to do it. >> we want to stress of course it's two incidents at the white house. there's no indication as government officials like to say that there's a nexus to terrorism, but it underscores how difficult it can be to secure government buildings from terrorists or people mentally unstable. >> talk about all days for that white house fence jumper to do that. what easiest the u.s. doing in response to help the canadians? >> the f.b.i. has been involved. they're working with their canadian counter parts. they were working to help identify the gunman and also try
to figure out any connection he might have to terrorism. no doubt the u.s. is also looking to see if that person might have associates in the u.s. and as often happens with these incidents, there is going to be a lot of security reviews underway as adjustment government buildings, as well. stephanie. >> lisa stark in washington, thank you. >> stephanie, the attack led the nhl to cancel wednesday's home game for the senators. in pittsburgh, another show of calendarty with canada. ♪ oh canada >> thousands of penguin fans singing. normally that anthem only played when a canadian team is taking to the ice. there was a big maple leaf at each end of the ice. >> we'll speak to an international security expert on what's next in the
investigation. >> israeli authorities stepping up security after a deadly attack in jerusalem. a three-month-old girl was killed when a car slammed into a crowd of people near a train station. a i others were injured, that baby believed to be a u.s. citizen. the driver died at the hospital. police say the crash was a terrorist attack. >> in syria, new hope is being sent in to aid in the battle against isil. kurdish leaders in iraq have voted to send fighters to kobane after a new round of u.s. airstrikes fell on isil positions. we have more from the border. >> fighting overnight again wednesday into thursday in kobane. we understand that a small hill out to the west of the city has been taken by isil fighters. that had been controlled by kurds a couple days ago. we've seen them on the top of the hill. they've now gone and we're told isil have control of it. that's an area where we believe
the u.s. military and coalition partners air dropped weapons, ammunition and medical aid a few days ago. 27 containers with all that equipment on it, one of those in high winds went adrift. the u.s. military said it was destroyed but isil had put out a video they say shows that that container fell into their hands and they were showing off the grenades and other ammunition and stuff that was in that container. that prompted turkish president to criticize u.s. government, particularly barack obama. he said he told him that this was a mistake, it was a mistake to drop those weapons here, because they've fallen into the hands of isil. he also says it was a mistake to arm the syrian kurds in kobane, because turkey views them attrists and turkey fears that one day, those weapons might be turned against turkey. the turkish president is happy for iraq kurds to come in to turkey and turkey will be
facilitating a movement of peshmerga fighters. no indication when and how they will move to turkey and into kobane to boost defense of that town. >> safety concerns this morning for u.s. air man and their families in turkey follows the failed kidnapping of a syrian rebel leader by gang members. it's believed they were paid by isil to carry out the raid near an air base that is home to thousands of u.s. military personnel. >> authorities believe three colorado teens lured to join isil may have been the victims of an on line predator. one girl chatted with someone with an individual who encouraged them to travel to syria. they were stopped at an airport in germany. president obama praising authorities for finding the girls. >> this is an example of good cooperation between us and increased vigilance of lawence forcement of the movement of people from one country to
another. >> a group of former black water security guards are now convicted of killing unarmed iraq civilians seven years ago. >> the case was thrown out in 2008. this time, the jury came back with a guilty verdict. the defense said it didn't see this coming. >> that's right, at least one lawyer vows to fight back. the four former security guards faced 32 charges and were convicted on nearly every one. one of the defends, a sniper, accused of starting the shooting, was convicted on the most serious charge, first degree murder. >> after weeks of deliberations, these four former black water security guards have been found guilty for gang down at least 14 iraqis in 2007. their lawyers claimed self defense, but the prosecution argued the men had a mindset of shoot first, justify later.
that argument sealed their fate. a federal jury convicted one guard of murder, the other three of voluntary manslaughter. the u.s. attorney responded in a statement saying the verdict is a resounding affirmation of the commitment of the american people to the rule of law even in times of war. american defense called the decision devastating, while another said the verdict is flat-out wrong. >> it's difficult to understand it into the evidence, but i'm going to review our options with evan, and i expect we're going to appeal and we're going to continue to fight vigorously for him. >> the case stems from a deadly incident in 2007 when the state department hired armed personnel from the private black water security firm to protect american diplomats in iraq. after a car bomb exploded in baghdad, the team cleared a path to evacuate a convoy carrying a u.s. official. the defendants say they were
ambushed so began firing into the crowded street. more than a dozen unarmed iraq civilians were killed and 20 wounded. seven years after this low point in u.s.-iraq relations, the court did not see the shooting at self defense, instead finding the black water team's actions to be criminal. >> all of the former security guards are military veterans. nicholas slatten faces a mandatory life sense while the others convicted of manslaughter each face a minimum of 30 years in prison. >> turning now to the fight against ebola, the u.s. will monitor all travelers coming to the u.s. from west africa. they'll report temperatures for 21 days after they enter the u.s., those rules taking effect next week. dozens of soldiers are being deployed from verge to build treatment centers in west africa. the family of amber vincent said she is now ebola free. the dallas nurse contracted the
virus treating thomas eric duncan. her co employee is improving and her dog is ebola free. >> we are confident if any additional cases came up in texas that there is a plan in place where they would would go to receive first class treatment and we continue to actively monitor those who remain at risk because they were involved in mr. duncan's treatment. >> mr. obama saying he is optimistic that health officials will stop ebola from spreading inside the u.s. >> certainly seems like the survivability rate is a lot higher in this country than it is in west africa. what's left of a nor'easter making its way off new england's coast. >> we are joined by our meteorologist, good morning. >> good morning to you both. some people don't think it's over. it's not bad in the city, but boston has been miserable. take a look at video. you can see the waves 15-20 feet
crashing into the coast. the winds have been up 40 miles an hour. many have lost power. over 20,000 people in parts of massachusetts have lost power. it's not coming back anytime soon. look at the rain coming into play, northeastern massachusetts under a flash flood warning. look at the reports of damage. yellow dots are wind damage across the region. we don't expect this to end soon. the warnings are still out. most of coastal maine is looking at flooding this morning across the region. these are the winds now. they will die down soon. we still have major problems, boston airport, the delays are going to begin. >> i already had a down payment on a generator this season. >> good idea. >> we are following the latest in the capitol in canada. >> how well security change and what will officials look for after two attacks in just three
days? our security expert joins us next. >> protests heating up in ferguson as new details leak about a grand jury investigation into the shooting death of a teenager at the hands of police. >> the university of north carolina accused of steering athletes into no show classes. le fallout on the field. >> the big number of the day. >> more drivers are warned they need to get their airbags replaced.
>> canadian officials are considering whether to heighten security at all military bases following yesterday's parliament attack. >> the attack cups days after another soldier was killed near montreal. both men were targeted by men recently converted to is slam, both suspected of having ties to militant groups overseas. military members are asked not to wear uniforms off base unless necessary. >> let's bring in jim walsh, an
expert on international security. good morning. canada is part of the u.s.-led coalition against isil which some assume is motivating these attacks. is it too soon to draw that conclusion? >> i think that's an excellent question. i wish more were asking it, because i think it is too early. it's clear the reporting is that he converted to islam, but is this a troubled individual who happened to choose islam rather than white supremacy or others in order to act out on violence? we don't know the answer to that question. there are going to be changes in the short term. i think we need more facts before the canadian government starts to implement major policy changes. some of the unanswered questions, why was his passport pulled? how many passports have been pulled, a couple dozen or a couple thousand? what's the nature of the
relationship he has with that ideology or others overseas. we need answers before we make changes. >> folks have been painting to the fact that the suspect in monday's killing of a canadian soldier had also converted to is slam. should that be a focus or is that a red herring in some ways when you're looking at these potential lone wolves. >> two events when they never happened at all in canada make some feel something's going on. my question is what is the nature of this particular assailant. i don't know, but the look and feel of this is not someone who was a trained operative who's serious. this was a criminal in the past who sort of drifted to things. it may be connected in a way that is almost tragic, that is
to say perhaps the assailant yesterday saw the news on t.v. of someone else running over and killing a soldier and maybe that was the very trigger that motivated him. i think there are more theories than facts right now and we need to collect those facts. >> you bring up the theory which is the possibility this was a copy cat attack. are there lessons that the u.s. should be taking from this incident in canada? >> i think there are some lessons. one has today with how we treat these incidents. i've been through 9/11, i've been through the boston bombing. in every case when something happens, public officials and the news media often make errors in their reporting in the early days. we're all human. that's going to happen. it tells us if we keep doing it over and over again, we should probably pause anding prudent and cautious. yesterday, the reporting was that there was an attack at a
mall. that turned out to be false. the initial report said there were multiple gunman involved. that doesn't seem to be the case. this is not the last time this is going to happen. sadly, this is going to happen again, where someone buys a gun, goes out, mental health issues or not and commits a crime. we've seen it in the u.s. with a shooting in fort hood and in other instances. this is going to happen every once in a while, but i think we need to do a better job of approaching these, because we know they are going to happen. >> fair enough. jim walsh, thank you. >> stay with us. in our next half hour, we'll speak a parliament member who was locked down inside the building during the shooting. >> silence in court for a suspected indiana serial killer. darren vann told authorities he killed seven women. the 43-year-old was upset at all of the media inside the
courtroom. >> new tensions on the streets of ferguson overnight, this as new details emerge on the killings of michael brown. leaked documents allege he attacked officer wilson before he was shot. they fought for control of the officer's gun, backing up wilson's claims that there was a violent struggle leading to the shooting. witnesses say the teen had his hands in the air and was telling the officer "don't shoot." >> new fuel in the pro democracy demonstrations in hong kong, protestors on the streets right now are angry, upset over the chief executive statements that free elections would give the poor too much power. demonstrators want the right to choose their own candidates. >> today's big number is the number of cars now impacted by a major air bag recall. >> more than 1.7 million vehicles have now been added to the list, 28% from earlier this week. all of those cars have airbags
that were made by the same corporation. they could spray shrapnel and hurt the drivers and passengers, as well. >> florida is getting around rain after flooding earlier this week. >> for more, we turn to our meteorologist again. >> i feel like the bearer of bad news. i will bring better weather later in the show. >> if you are planning to go to florida to the keys, it is still rainy. we're getting a lot of flow from the south, moisture in from the tropics. i told you yesterday about a little tropical wave we were watching over the yucatan. that's no longer an issue, but heavy rain showers are going to be a problem here. if you are traveling, miami is going to see delays, key west seeing problems for the next few days. >> wanda is not known for gun violence. >> canadians have been fighting
for the right to own weapons for years. why guns are treated differently there. >> an update on the ground in ottawa as parliament gets back to business. >> guilty verdicts handed down against four black water security guards who killed civilians working in iraq in 2007. we'll talk to a former military contractor about that verdict. >> back with his family, jeff fowles, first night at home after being released from a korean prison.
>> these are live pictures from the continuing protests in hong kong. you can see security officers on one side of a barricade made with cardboard boxes and remaining protestors there in hong kong. it is 7:30 p.m. there. >> u.s. and canadian officials are searching for a motive for a began man shooting and killing a soldier at the national war memorial. these are believed to be the first image of the shooter
getting into a car after he killed that soldier. >> he later opened fire inside the parliament building before gunned down himself. he had a criminal history and recently converted to islam. it was the second attack on a canadian soldier this week. monday a soldier was killed in a hit-and-run attack by a recent muslim convert. >> do canadian officials believe these attacks are connected to the canadian effort with the u.s. led effort in syria and iraq? >> nobody is openly linking this attack. steven harper, the canadian prime minister in his nationwide television address last night referred to an attack on two canadian soldiers outside montreal in which they were run over by a vehicle deliberately and one died.
he called that an isis inspired attack. canada joined the fight against isil on september 7 and as a result of that, the terror threat level here has been elevated. steven harper said in that address last night that all of this only strengthens the resolve of the country not to be cowed by this kind of incident. >> isil releasing a video saying there should be coordinated attacks on soldiers, using knives, sticks and guns. we are learning that officials are taking extra precautions to protect soldiers there. tell us about it. >> an email has been sent to student soldiers telling them they should not wear their uniforms at all for the time being and serving soldiers have been told they should not wear their uniforms anywhere other than than on base or in their cars. if they get out of their cars to get gas, they should not have their uniforms on or not wear
them walking around a city. that's two examples of what they are doing to protect their soldiers. all military basis are an high alert, if not breakdown. the parliament here is going to get underway at 10:00 this morning, as a sign of defiance. that we knew. what we've just learned is that m.p.'s will gather at the site of the national war memorial outside the parliamentary complex and pay respects to the young man who was shot yesterday, a reservist soldier who was only volunteering to do this duty for a month and only just completed his first week. they'll pay their respects to him and then steven harper, the prime minister will address the house of commons shortly after that. >> live for us in ottawa, thank you very much. they say it is the equivalent as somebody opening fire of the tomb of the unknowns and making its way into the u.s. capitol. >> it's reported that the
soldier was an honorary guard so did not have a loaded weapon with him when he was killed. canada is having a conversation about gun control this morning. they are not known for having a history of gun violence despite a very high rate of gun ownership. >> we took a closer look at the tension between lawmakers and gun owners there. >> the royal canadian mounted police say 1.96 million people hold legal firearms licenses and put the gun total nationwide at just under 10 million. with each canadian gun owner averaging four firearms each. >> it's a passion. those of us in it are passionate about it. >> this scoff at those numbers, saying there could be twice as many guns. >> there are tens of millions of firearms in canada that will never be registered.
>> an expensive federal effort to register long guns in the country, rifles was ban donald. c.g.i., the company hired to develop and run a system was the same firm that handled the healthcare.gov roll out in the u.s. rolling back the registry was a victory for canadian gun rights activists, a defeat for gun control groups. >> we have no way to trace long guns and unrestricted fair arms in canada now. all the data we had has been destroyed outside of quebec and that's very disturbing to me. >> guns fall into three classes, non-restricted, the long guns for hunting and sports shooting, restricted, handguns and semiautomatic weapons and prohibited, the short barrel's handguns and fully automatic guns. >> these three here are all prohibited, and the rest of them are all simply restricted.
a special license required, cannot get that license anymore. you had to own these guns when the law was passed. >> the types of guns used in some of canada's worst mass shootings in montreal, 25 years ago and more recently in 2006, are still legal to own, like semiautomatic rifles, popular among target shooters and hunters. if you want to own a gun in canada, you have to first go through a training course in safety, 12 hours' worth, but at no point will you actually load and fire an operating gun. >> for safety, dummy ammunition is used and the guns won't shoot. then the law requires trigger locks and an opaque container placed out of sight in a vehicle. there's a separate license for transportation and you need a license to buy ammunition. gun homicide totals here have remained stable for the last 15 years at 178 a year as population gross. by comparison, the annual u.s.
gun homicide average is about 11,500, nearly eight times the canadian rate, based on that population. in a canadian charter of rights and freedoms, guns are never mentioned, leading some to call gun ownership an earned privilege, not a specifically guaranteed right. >> canadian parliament member john mccoy was just arriving at the parliament building when the shots went off. he joins us from ottawa. i can annual imagine what you and your colleagues have been through. thanks for being with us. when you woke up this morning, what was seared in your mind about the shooting and chaos that ensued? >> that's a good question and my thought frankly was ok, we're going to go back to business. it's not going to be business at usual and the real question is what is not as usual going to mean. what i fear in our reaction and
possibly some might say over reaction is we lose what is most precious to us, our democracy. i think when you set up barriers between citizens and legislatures and legislators and citizens, you actually diminish your democracy. if you diminish your democracy, then that is a far more profound consequence of yesterday, and i'd be very saddened by that. >> yet you said in an interview yesterday at the scene that this "changes everything." what did you mean? >> well, i must admit i made that shortly after just coming out of the building, and it does change everything. the changes will be subtle and the changes will be significant. i think i just alluded to one of the changes, wimp is how it may affect our democracy, but it also may affect our approaches to foreign affairs and to a
whole variety of other issues that is pretty difficult to contemplate. we live in a society, i come from toronto, which is probably one of if not the most multi-cultural multi-religious society in the world and we do pretty well. it's a pretty prosperous and vibrant community and country. i hope we don't go down that rabbit hole of being afraid of the other or afraid of our neighbor. that will be one of the changes that i hope doesn't happen. >> you were a very sober voice in all of this this morning, despite the fact that you were sort of in the middle of it all at some point yesterday. you and you're colleagues will be meeting this morning at the war memorial which is where that soldier was killed. what do you think the atmosphere will be like? >> i just walked past it.
it is stale crime scene, so we will be slightly removed from the actual war memorial. i think if my past experience at being at these kind of events is any guide, at that point it will just hit me in the guts that a young man died, you know, really a person dedicated to our protection and he paid for it with his life. in some manner or another, that hits you like nothing else hits you. >> when you walk into the halls of parliament this morning, do you think that that terror from yesterday will linger? >> absolutely. i walk those halls every day. i know exactly where all the shooting took place. there but for the grace are god
were i. i can't imagine how i or any of my colleagues will be walking any of those halls without images, without feelings, without scars, without profound concern, and the resolve that our response will be measured, will be appropriate and it will be firm. >> our thoughts this morning on the soldier that did lose his life yesterday. canadian parliament member john kay, sir, thank you so much for your time. >> turning to other news now, in houston, two are dead after an apparent murder-suicide at a hospital. a man shot and killed a female coworker and then turned the gun on himself, both dying at the scene. detectives believe the man made romantic advances towards the woman. the investigation is ongoing. >> in yemen, rising violence as the country awaits a new
government. 16 people were killed in fighting wednesday. al-qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack. this comes one day after a deadline to form a new government expired. >> lawyers for four black water security guards vow to fight the convictions against them. all were found guilty wednesday for the 2007 deaths of more than 14 unarmed iraq civilians. the case was first thrown out in 2008, but a federal jury returned that verdict yesterday in washington, d.c. outrage over the killings led to calls for u.s. troops to get out of iraq. >> our next guest joins us from washington, d.c. thanks for being with us this morning. your thoughts on the verdict. >> i was not surprised by the verdict. there's a lot of question marks about some of the evidence proposed at the trial, but at the end of the day, americans don't like to see actors,
contractors under the u.s. flag commit war crimes and certainly killing 14 iraq civilians is a war crime. >> men like yourself are described as willing to do the jobs that no one else wants. do you feel that this will have a chilling effect on other mercenaries? >> i wouldn't describe it as a mercenary. i think it will give pause to those in the u.s. who work in these companies. remember a lot of these companies, most of the personnel of not just american, they come from all over the world, from the philippines, from you name it. i do think that this industry has grown since iraq. it's now being hired by multi-national corporations. you see these companies emerging in russia. i don't think this verdict will have much impact there. >> do you believe that these guards were used to be made an example of?
>> that's a great question. i think that you could look at this as having motivations. certainly black water has become emblematic of what went wrong in iraq for americans. that's a big concern. the bigger question is as long as the u.s. is going to engage in long, prolonged conflict overseas, they're going to have shortages of man power and there's two choices, either to hire companies like black water, or to have a national draft that they did in vietnam. the truth is that in iraq, half of the u.s. workforce was contracted as opposed to 10% in world war ii -- go ahead, please. >> on that subject, do you think this verdict is going to redefine the rules for military contractors and do you believe that that's what the government really wants? >> i think it will have a
chilling effect on contractors who work for the u.s. government in places like iraq. while redefine the rules. i don't see any rules being redefined quite yet, but it will certainly impact how these companies conduct their business in places like iraq. it will be wonderful to see training and vetting standards across the board being leveed by the department of defense for this industry. that would needle to happen. if this verdict could compel that, that would be, i think a good thing. >> thank you very much. >> in our next hour, we'll talk to the family of a victim to see how this case has changed the dynamics for american contractors who are working in iraq. >> an ohio man is finally home after spending nearly six months in custody in north korea. jeffrey fowle returning to the u.s. wednesday was embraced by family as he stepped off the plane. he thanked all those who helped secure his relevancy, including the state department and embassy
of sweden. >> jeff would like you to know that he was treated well by the government of the dprk and that he's currently in good health. the past 24 hours have been a whirl wind for jeff and his family. jeff needs some time right now to get adjusted to his life at home. >> matthew mill are and kenneth by, two americans are still held in north korea. for family members of those two other americans still imprisoned, fowle's release is a bitter incident. >> the agony, the day to day of not knowing. we have to keep fighting, because we have to keep fighting until he comes home. >> bay was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. he was charged with trying to overthrow the north korean government. his friends and family say he was there as a tourist. >> stephanie, still a lot of unanswered questions about the
gunman who stormed canada's parliament building. >> he recently converted to islam and had his passport confiscated. we'll talk about the clues that will help police better understand his motive. >> a damning report about the university of north carolina at chapel hill, accused of giving thousands of student athletes passing grades in classes they didn't have to go to. seven people with conspiring with al qaeda. >> since 9/11 the us has spent has spent billions of dollars on domestic counter-terrorism operations. >> i wanted to be in on the big game and to be paid top-dollar for it. that's it. >> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist. ve.
and the nation not intimidated. wednesday at 9:52, ottawa police said shots had been fired and a ceremonial guard hit. two minutes later, multiple shots at parliament hill. by 10:00 a.m., tactile teams arrived, a shooter is seen running with a rifle. parliament is locked down, government officials moved to safe and secure locations. a gunman is seen in a car. before noon, ottawa police report there are multiple shootings in the area, authorities shoot a suspect. shortly after, the u.s. embassy goes into lockdown. the u.s. does not raise its terror threat level. two days ago, canada did from low to medium after soldiers were attacked by radicals. at 1:45, the guard first shot was announced to be dead. they confirm a male suspect is
dead. officials warn it is too early to know the motivation of the crime, but a full investigation has begun. canada's prime minister said simply it was a despicable attack. >> mary ellen o'toole is a former senior f.b.i. profiler, now a behavioral consultant and joins us this morning. miss o'toole, thanks for being with us. canadian authorities releasing the name of the shooter. how quickly can a profile of this man be put together? >> actually a profile is not put together. what we do instead is a personality assessment on the individual, because we know who he is, we can go back and look at his history from the time he was a small child up until yesterday, when he carried out this crime. that's important, because there would have been behavior that preexisted this crime that contributed to his motivation, because there are always multiple motivation for a crime like this. >> is there a behavior model
that can be put together that authorities can be on the lookout for when it comes to all of these so-called lone wolf attacks. >> no, you can't put people in boxes. there are behaviors, that may be anywaysed by parents or others. there could be a direct comment or more indirect, but that's one of the more powerful prewarning behaviors that we know about. >> what do these killers want? how do they get their jollies and when it comes to the public reaction, how should the public react to take away that reward that they are looking for. >> they are motivated by a number of interests or
motivations, reasons that they do it. recently over the last couple of years, many shooters who appear to be mission oriented where there's planning involved and in this instance, there appears to be planning, they want notoriety and fame. this individual was on the international stage for pretty much all day yesterday, and other people that are already contemplating acting out in a similar way will look at that and say i want that, too. but the general public, it's difficult for us to look at that and not be aghast and filled with fear. our reaction is probably going to continue as these crimes continue, but we have to know it's hard to really comprehend that many of these shooters in part are motivated by the desire to be famous. >> let's talk about terror for a second, parliament going to reopen this morning at 10:00. they're going to hold a small ceremony there. are they taking away the thunder that so many believe they would
achieve by terrorizing the western world? >> i think so and i think because of that, it's really important to be able to show that. many of us who work in this area have talked about that through the media or other channels that we don't even name the person. we call him the killer, the shooter. we try to minimize his identity and the attention he gets. you cannot minimize the act. that has to be reported on, but we try not to use his name. >> thank you very much. >> stay with us. we'll go live back to ottawa for the latest on the shootings. >> california is ending a controversial segregation policy in its prisons. guards often separated black inmates, putting them in lockdown after riots even if they weren't involved. the decision comes after the justice department found the practice violated their rights.
now officers can only lock up inmates that were involved in the altercation. >> academic fraud rocking the university of north carolina. the tar hill's famous athletic program is involved. >> players took no-show classes that made them academically available to play. we have more. >> after years of allegations that the school made use of g.p.a. booster classes, former federal prosecutor was brought in to investigate. the report was reds wednesday. in it, he detailed a 20 year scheme of what he referred to as paper classes designed specifically to help student athletes make the grade so they could play. while coaches like roy williams knew of the paper classes, they didn't know just how undemanding these classes were. in some cases, the classes
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>> a fraud spanning 20 years to keep players in the game welcome to al jazeera america. >> u.s. and officials in canada searching for answers behind a deadly ottawa shooting. >> the shooter was killed inside the parliament building. he had a criminal history and was a recent convert to islam. >> the u.s. are working with canadian investigators. wednesday's shooting came three days after a similar attack on another canadian soldier. >> that's absolutely right. the attack you're referring to happened on monday, just outside
the canadian city of montreal, about a two, 2.5 hour drive away. what happened was two canadian soldiers were deliberately run over by a car being driven by eight man who recently converted to islam. one soldier died. steven harper, the canadian prime minister linked that attack directly last night to isil. he said it was isil-inspired in his nationwide television address. at the moment, nobody's openly linking what happened here in ottawa to isil, but many signs point that direction. ottawa is a placid city, canadians used to walking up parliament hill into the building. that may have to change in the future and here's why. >> out of the way! >> it was just before 10:00 a.m. at ottawas national war memorial when the first shots were forward. >> there was a guy with a rifle just around on the back corner,
and just pow. pow. >> the man according to witnesses had shot 24-year-old corporal cirillo, on guard duty at the canada's tomb of the unknown soldier. he later died. the gunman reportedly seen here in this video highjacked a car and drove to nearby parliament hill where he fired dozens of shots. cameras were searching for the shooter. steven harper was whisked away by security when shots were heard outside a room where he was addressing a caucus. while some canadian members of parliament in session at the time of the attack barricaded themselves into rooms. >> you need to leave! >> others were hustled away by security. >> then we find out about the soldier and this is kind of a day that changes everything.
>> authorities say the gunman was stopped, shot and killed by a sergeant at arms. the shooter has been identified. after a sweep of the surrounding neighborhood, police determined there were no other shooters. the prime minister addressed the nation on television last night and condemned the attack. >> this week's events are a grim reminder that canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. >> the violence comes two days after a deadly hit-and-run assault monday against two canadian soldiers by a man harper described as isil-inspired trysts. let there be no misunderstanding. we will not be intimidated. canada will never be intimidated. >> nobody is directly linking what happened in ottawa yesterday with isil, but it's
worth noting that canada joint the fight against isil, joined the coalition act seven and the terror alert level was raised after monday's attack, one day before what happened here at parliament hill. >> we are also learning more this morning about the man responsible for taking down the shooter. what else can you tell us about him? >> this is one kevin vickors, described as a man in the right place at the right time and did what he had to do when he had to do it. he is the sergeant-at-arms, a largely ceremonial role. his main job is to protect the speaker of house of commons. he's a former member of the royal canadian mounted police and he is described by canadians this morning as a new national hero.
>> let's go to lisa stark in washington. the u.s. is closely watching the developments to our north. what is being done in response to this latest attack? >> the f.b.i. is working with its canadian counter parts now to look into the background of this gunman to try to see if there is any connection to terrorism, what that connection might be, and also president obama has pledged to canada any support it might need. >> president obama condemned the cot with a attack and understands the u.s. would stand side by side with canada, and he called the prime minister season harper to offer support. >> we're all shaken by it, but we're going to do everything we can. it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant. >> the white house said the u.s. and canada should be in synch when it comes to dealing with terrorist activity. >> canada is one of the closest friends now of the united
states. the united states strongly values that relationship and that relationship makes the citizens of this country safer. >> after the ottawa attack, there was an extra emphasis on security here in the u.s. in new york city, the nypd stood guard while police officers with armed assault weapons patrolled the consulate area. security was increased at the too many of the unknowns. last night, another person jumped the white house fence even with the heightened security. a man can be seen kicking a secret service dog, then picking up another dog and throwing him to the ground. the secret service subdued the man. there's no indication that latest incident had anything to do with terrorism. >> i'm shocked somebody would are the audacity to make that jump and run toward the buildings. >> of course, just about a month ago, there was another incident at the white house, where a u.s. veteran armed with a knife omar
gonzalez managed to hop the fence and get all the way into the white house before he was subdued. this week, a judge put off his arraignment saying he may not be mentally able to stand trial. there's some indication that the fence jumper yesterday, according to a baltimore t.v. station may also have had mental health issues. >> here's the bottom line. this is the second attempt to enter the white house in the last month, so are they worried, concerned at the white house? >> well, absolutely. first of all, we should mention that unfortunately these are all too common. there have been 17 fence jumpers in the last five years, seven this year alone, so the incidents are increasing. after the gonzalez incident where he got into the white house, they boosted security there. obviously, it didn't prevent last night's jumper. we know that the department of home land security appointed a commission to look at the security around the white house and make recommendations for increasing that security. >> there are people on the other
side of lafayette park that are afraid that the c.i.a. is bombarding them with microwave rays, so very concerned at the white house. >> the canadian parliament will be paying tribute to the corporal who was killed at the memorial. >> a makeshift memorial has formed outside the armory where he stayed. people are bringing flowers and notices of condolences. he was training to be a full time soldier. >> we've seen pictures of him with his dog. the gun he was carrying at the war memorial was ceremonial, that's a ceremonial position. it had no bullets, so he was not armed. family and friends say he was a dedicated single father to his 6-year-old son and worked part time as a personal trainer and bouncer. >> members of parliament praising this man who stopped the shooter.
he was serving as the sergeant of arms. he was there when the shooter entered the building. he is the one officials say shot the gunman. >> canadian officials are investigating this footage we've been showing of what appears to be the shooter approaching a car. he gets inside. officials say it was report moments after he shot and killed the guard at the national war memorial. they believe he then drove to parliament minutes later. that's where he was killed. let's bring in jim walsh, an international security expert in washington this morning. jim, thanks again for being with us. canadian officials had raised the terror alert level just the day before. i think a lot of people are asking this morning by wasn't the parliament building more fortified. >> they went from a low level of alert to a moderate level of
alert. for every democracy, there is a tension especially when it comes around the legislature, less the prime minister and presidency. the congress is the people's congress and you see classes meet be with their representatives. you have to balance security but also send a message that in a democracy, there's open access and part of what it means when you have elected government is that the citizens get to meet and see and discuss issues with those elected representatives. >> does that balance need to be reexamined, given the breaches we've also seen at the people's house, the white house and is the u.s. security apparatus vulnerable in the same ways we saw in ottawa yesterday? >> i think this is the conversation canadian are going to be having. this is the first time they've had to deal with that. we after 9/11, after the boston
marathon bombing, we've probably had enough experience and worry that we've introduced new measures. this is new for canada. are they going to be able to maintain a balance? are they going to overreact in the wake of two incidents in the same week? that remains to be seen. as they try to deal with this as a public policy issue, security around buildings is important but they're looking at a much more significant decision. this week, their parliament was supposed to vote on an intelligence bill. it's in areas of intelligence that the rubber meets the road where you try to balance security versus freedom. that's going to be the more important public policy issue of the two that they're going to have to wrestle with. >> would you expect the u.s. would be helping the canadians with intelligence on incidents like these? >> absolutely. they've been cooperating before, since 9/11 if not before, we've cooperated with countries and
certainly would cooperate with the canadians. they've been tracking individuals. they've been worried about -- they're a country of immigrants like the united states. they worry about people being abroad and then returning. in the two instances this week where there were assailants, both had their passports pulled. as we go forward with that story, this is where the center of gravity's going to be. the questions are going to be if you pulled their passports, that meant you had some concern about them and what happened after you did that. is this a small number of individuals, are we talking about dozens of people whose passports were pulled, is it thousands? what's the conditions under which that happens. that's where you'll see the investigations go in the coming weeks. >> mr. walsh, thanks again. >> the u.s. now monitoring all travelers coming from west africa to the united states. they'll report temperatures to officials for 21 days.
those rules take effect next week. it affects people traveling from guinea he, sierra leone and line about her liberia. >> man's life was saved after contracting ebola. he found humor in the experience. >> when i first came in, dr. smith, i looked up at him and said am i going to make it. he said we don't know a whole lot yet. i'm like that wasn't the answer i was looking for. >> he feels blessed to be alive. he was treated with an experimental drug as well as blood from dr. kent brantley. >> another ebola patient in the clear, the family of amber vincent said she is free from the deadly virus and regaining strength. she was in effect while treating a patient. >> 29 people were killed in iraq in car bombings in baghdad that
happened in a shia neighborhood. sixty were injured. no group has claimed responsibility. >> there is help for fighters battling isil fighters in kobane. syria voted to send fighters to help after airstrikes went after isil positions near kobane. we have more from erbil. >> no confirmation as to how many peshmerga will make the journey to help out the syrian kurdish factions fighting isil and still no confirmation as to when they will leave. as yet, the agreement, the vote has yet to be signed by the president. there is a long front line here
with the kurdish region and northern iraq that needs to be defended. can peshmerga forces be freed up to go and defend and fight isil in kobane without in any way jeopardizing their defense here, 1,050-kilometer line, a front line that is fluctuating, that changes every day. there was fighting last night in the mosul dam. we hear from peshmerga source here that there were a number of isil fighters killed, including an isil commander with backup from coalition airstrikes. we hear there was more siting in around the mountains, peshmerga backed up with yazidi militia. >> two military supply drop
missions failed. the aid was dropped near kobane monday, supposed to go to the kurdish fighters there but both bundles went astray. one was destroyed, the other believed to be in the hands of isil fighters. >> a group of former black water security guards pledge to appeal their convictions. a jury found them guilty of killing 14 iraq civilians and wounding 17 others. >> the jury said this was not a battlefield tragedy, but a criminal act. this incident leaves a nasty mark on relations between the u.s. and iraq. >> it's taken seven years to bring the case to court. for hussein, it feels like yesterday. >> we went to the square and saw bullets and burned cars. >> his older brother was driving his taxi when guards from black water blocked the street and
started shooting. >> i arrived at the hospital and saw three to four people dead already and many injured. my brother was in very critical condition. he was shot in his lungs. >> two years ago he and other families settled a civil suit out of court. he said after paying almost one third of the settlement in legal fees, each family received about $230,000. he said he wanted to see the men hanged. >> they walked around freely as if they hadn't conducted a crime at all. >> when testifying in the trial, one man said he was struck by how kind people were. he says he doesn't think the guards represent all americans. >> this is the square now. for most people, american
soldiers killing people at gun points and security contractors with guns blazing is a distant memory, but the black water killings here left a legend here. >> when it came time to negotiate an agreement to leave a limited number of u.s. soldiers here, anger over the killings played a large part in iraq lawmakers' insisting the troops leave. as dangerous at iraq has become, most iraqi's say they would rather take their chances than ever again allow foreign soldiers or security contractors to rule their streets. aljazeera, baghdad. >> this is a sketch from the courtroom. the second from the left now faces a mandatory life sentence. he was convict of murder. the other three guards face a minimum of 30 years in prison. >> checking the weather, a nor'easter unleashing wet
weather and very high winds. >> it's a pretty serious situation. let's bring in our meteorologist. >> we are seeing not the strongest nor'easter we have seen, but this is causing problems. this is wind from last night, this is from one of our viewers that took this. now we'll see that continue. look at the band of showers pushing through the area now. you can see a close up look here. massachusetts is being hammered. we're talking 20,000 people or more without power just in the last 18 hours. yellow dots is wind damage. the green dots, that is flooding going on across the region. up here, this is the most significant area in northeastern massachusetts. we are looking at flash flood warnings continuing now, highway 90, highway 93, highway 95 and the massachusetts turnpike all dangerous situations to be on for the morning commute. >> do you have a map with no dots? >> i do.
i'll sole that you later. >> that will work. thank you very much. >> the city of ottawa looking to come to grips with the violence that erupted in the halls of parliament. a reporter was one of the first on the scene of wednesday's rampage. >> anger boiling over in ferguson, missouri following the leak of michael brown's autopsy report. we'll talk to an official who weighs in on the report and the motion mood of the community. >> a storm in malasia so strong it rips the roofs off buildings. that video and others captured by our citizen journalists.
>> time now for videos captured by citizen journalists around the world. powerful storms tear through malaysia, straight line winds knocking down trees, ripping off roofs. thirty houses in the town were left damaged by the storm. >> also incredible video of a close call in donetsk, ukraine, shelling near the city soccer stadium sending debris raining
down, nearly hitting that young girl walking. it caused damage to the structure. in this case, no one was hurt. >> two russian cosmonauts conducts a space walk outside the international space station to remove experimental hardware and antennas no longer needed on the russian segment of the space station. >> u.s. and canadian officials searching for a motive behind the attack in ottawa. canadian police announced there was only one gunman involved in the shooting. these are believed to be the images of the shooter after he shot and killed a soldier in the war memorial. he later opened fire inside parliament before gunned down. a reporter was one of the first people on the scene at the shooting at the war memorial and joins us now live from ottawa. mr. henderson, you posted this picture to twitter. can you describe the scene that you saw?
>> i came upon the war memorial yesterday morning, just looking my bike up heading into work when i heard shots behind me. i rushed to the scene. at the same time, a member of the canadian forces and some passers by began performing c.p.r. what i saw was a fallen member of the honored guard. >> what was your reaction to the shootings especially when you saw what you saw, one of the victims a soldier. >> at first, it was confusion. canada's a pretty sleepy place and ottawa a sleepy part of the sleepy country. first hearing those shots, my mind cycled through all of the things it could have been, construction, or a car back firing, but i knew immediately that in my heart, i knew it was gunfire. i just didn't want it to be.
>> sadly, reporters in this country are used to hearing things like that and responding. you say that you were taken by surprise. how much has this shattered your sense of innocence in what canada was yesterday and what it is today? >> not actually that much. i really do take heart in the response i saw, and as you mentioned before, the photo i tweted immediately after the shots range out, there were people there, helping the fallen soldier. i pulled out my phone and tried to do what i could by spreading the word on social media, letting people know there was a shooter on the loose and others called 911. really, to have something like this happen in a capitol city i've lived in more than a decade and that i truly love is really shattering, is really shocking, but to see the response from those who responded to the
shooting and eventually took down the shooter, to see the response from passers by who reached out to help me and others, to see the solidarity of many people like myself on lockdown and then evacuated yesterday gave me a lot of hope. >> sadly one of the things that happens after these incidents are monday morning quarterbacks. as you look back on what happened yesterday, were there any gaps in the response that need to be addressed? >> clearly there are still questions about how an armed man could make it not just to the houses of parliament, but, you know, into the corridors of power here in canada. that's something that the public needs to know the answer to. obviously, when it comes to security, canadian have really seen the response of our neighbors to the south over the past decade in terms of balancing security and those liberties. here in canada, we've had the
ability, you know, and we've been lucky enough to be able to, i think maybe ignore some of those questions, but that's something that we're definitely going to have to reexamine in the coming months. >> reporter peter henderson works for the wire report news service. thanks for being with us this morning. >> the floors of those halls of parliament are stone, the walls marble, which is why those shots we heard really echoed. >> some thought it was an explosion or backfire or at least hoped it was. >> parts of the u.s. are seeing warmer temperatures. we have more. >> we are looking at -- they're coming this morning. atlanta at 44 degrees, cooler than here in new york at 50 degrees, chick at 56. the heat is coming in the central plains. we have a high pressure building in in that area. normally that means clear skies and warmer weather. today, from lincoln nebraska, 74 to dallas and 79, those temperatures are going to be heating up through the next several days, and into the
weekend. omaha city on friday, 86 degrees, and then look at this, by the time we get to the weekend and this will hold as well to sunday, we're talking about oklahoma city at 90. well above average, 15-20 degrees above average. >> they're coming but not fast enough. thank you very much. >> canadian citizens and police search for answers this morning following the deadly attack in ottawa by a recent muslim convert. >> live in ottawa, we have the latest on a possible motive. >> citizens in louisiana caught in the middle of a battle between church and state. jonathan martin joins us live from new orleans as officials bridge the divide. >> it ushered in a new era of technology. how much one of the early models of apple's first computer went for on the auction block. federal authorities have charged seven people with conspiring
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>> ohen theriot waking up this morning trying to make sense of the shootings. they will be back open for business at 10:00 a.m. this morning. good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in this half hour, the university of north carolina under fire following the revelation of a massive academic scam involving athletes that span nearly two decades. we'll have the details. >> one man's collection shows off the biggest names in one of the most well known genres are art. >> a group of former black water security guards pledge to appeal after a jury convicted them of killing 14 unarmed iraqi civilians in 2007. the jury agreed with prosecutors that the men fired machine guns and threw grenades into a traffic circle in baghdad. >> another security scare at the white house, a man scaled the
fence last night, but this time, the secret service released its canine unit and took him down. he kicked one of the dogs in the process. last month, an armed iraq war veteran jumped the fence and made it into the white house. canadian officials say there was one gunman on an attack in parliament. it happened three days after another soldier was hit and killed in a attack in montreal. >> a remembrance will be held for the killed soldier. what can you tell us? >> it will take place at the national war memorial. the tall tower is called the
peace tower. the flags are flying at half mast. that is the national war memorial on parliament hill. it is there that members of the house of commons and the senate will gather, anytime now, and they will pay respects to nathan sir relevant low who was doing duty for one month and one week into his duty. he had a gun, it wasn't loaded. he was killed yesterday witness as you know. that is where this ceremony will take place. after members of the house of commons and the senate paid their respects to corporal cirillo, steven harper, the con daen prime minister will address the house of chance. this whole thing is designed to show canadians and the world
that the country will not be bowed and cowed by these kind of instances we saw yesterday and monday. >> what are canadian officials doing to protect soldiers from future attacks? student soldiers are totaled not to wear uniforms, to leave them at home in their wardrobes. regular serving members of the military being told they can wear uniforms on base but musn't wear them in the street. if they were in their car and wanted to get out, they're advised not to have the uniform on at that point. that goes hand-in-hand with enhanced security, the terror alert here is elevated, has been since the day before this attack, and all bases around canada are presently on high alert, if not lockdown. del. >> john tar let live on the ground in ottawa, canada, thank you very much.
>> the pentagon confirming some military supplies meant for kurdish fighters near kobane, syria didn't reach their intended target. the u.s. dropped 21 tons of ammunition and weapons monday. one of the air drops likely fell into the hands of isil. another was destroyed before isil could get it. retired royal air force lieutenant colonel michael kay joins us to talk about that as well as other military developments. i think a lot of people ask how could this have happened. >> i think it's quite easy. it's one of the things that we have to accept when we're looking at dropping these type of supplies into a war zone where you don't have the requisite forces on the ground that you know that you can coordinate with, that you can talk to. it's just one of the risks that we have to accept will happen and occasionally it will. >> the video we're looking at now is actually video that came out from isil.
the propaganda video value of that video alone, should that shake the confidence of people in u.s. military tactics there? >> i don't think so. i think, you know, this is new. everything that we're doing at the moment is new, it's asix metric warfare. we're now looking at arming and supporting the kurds. i personally don't know what communications we have with them. i don't know the tactics the kurds are using, i don't know how they're using battle space decon flicks. when you're engaged in urban warfare, it's incredibly hard to coordinate. the west have blue force trackers, meaning every western soldier that goes into combat over there has a little device, allowing a common operational picture to be drawn to identify. they don't have that, so coordination is hard to do. >> i want to switch to the black water case which was a surprise
to the defense. four private security guards guilty for killing iraq civilians in 2007. how is that verdict reverb rating in the private security world? many of these are former veterans, like yourself. >> yeah, they are. again, i'm going to go back to this hole decon flicks piece. since 2007, this is seven years ago, one of the huge issues with private security companies is that they come in, they're motivated by money. they're also mailed up of many cultures, and many individuals that have come from very different parts of the world, who are operating under a single umbrella. there's one key world, rules of engagement. the rules are that these people will be operating under are not as accountable and not at transparent as we have in the u.s. and u.k. militaries. that's the big thing here is accountability and transparency. i remember when i was in baghdad, i did three tours, the conflicting with private security firms who operated
under different rules was very difficult. sometimes we came close to having accidents ourselves. it was a very frustrating thing to do is work in such close spaces with people that weren't talking to us. >> i just want to get your comment about canada. we've been talks about isil and the prime minister has drawn a connection between at least one of the attacks and possible isil recruitment drive. however is their reach? >> their reach is truly global. you've got two incidents in canada this week. you've got an isis lieutenant trying to coordinate a beheading in australia. you've got three shot in brussels. you've got the killing of the soldier in london in may. the ideology is the thing that has to be tackled. we've spoken about this at length. it's the pursue and prevent. the u.s. have the strategy called contest, a counter terrorism strategy that looks at
pursuing, so all the intelligence, looking at the people are indigenous and organic with american and u.k. passports and that radicalization. looking at the prevent bit, what is going on in the mosques in canada and the u.s. and u.k. what are the imams preaching. how does someone in the u.s. become so disenfranchised with the state that they want to either commit a terror attack is a in fort hood or travel to another country and pick up arms in the name of jihad. why is that happening? it isn't about bombs and bullets but actually looking at home. we've got to spend money and resource there is, as well. >> of course there are civil rights issues, as well. thank you so much. >> in a stunning development, the mexican government ordering the arrest of a mayor and his wife over the disappearance of those 43 students and the deaths of six others. this is as thousands of
protestors demand to do more to find those students. we have more. >> they marched by the thousands through mexico city. some called for the president's resignation while others held a silent vigil. this woman held a sign saying mexico smells of death. >> we're tired. the government is colluding with the cartels and complicit in the violence. enough already. he should resign and the whole government has to go. we want justice. >> in the town where the students were attacked and went missing last month, the protests weren't as peaceful. demonstrators ransacked and burned city hall. moment afterward, mexico's attorney general announced that it was the mayor who gave the order that led to the attack of the students.
>> the order to confront the students was given over the radio from the police station and they were told it came from a5, the code used to identify the mayor of iguala. >> he said the mayor and his wife were part of the warriors united cartel that abducted the students. the attorney general appeared to backtrack on previous statements that these masked raised in iguala didn't contain the students remains. wednesday, he said further tests are being conducted.
>> iguala's mayor requesting leave after those students disappeared. he and his wife haven't been seen since and are now considered final i was. >> guards have been allowed to lockdown prisoners based on race. now officers can only lock inmates where a riot takes place or if they're in a gang tied to a fight. the practice was found unconstitutional. >> protests in ferguson, mississippi last night heated up. there were several tense standoffs and more than 100 people taking to the streets after more details were leaked in the investigation of the police shooting of michael brown. the documents allege that michael brown charged officer darren wilson and the two fought for control of his gun. witnesses say the teen had his hands in the air and was telling the officer "don't shoot." joining us from ferguson is
patricia vine, a democratic committee woman. there seems to be a daily drip of information coming out of a grand jury process that is supposed to be secret. how concerned that this case is being tried in the court of public opinion before charges are filed? >> i am very concerned. i think that it's extremely unfortunate. not only am i concerned, so is the community. many people who have been protesting for we're at day 76 now, have been told that the legal process should handle it, let the justice system work. we see right now that there is someone or someones taking advantage and trying to not use the justice system, and that's unfair and that's unfortunate for everyone involved, but especially the community, because this is a very sensitive and volatile issue. >> the vast majority of the information seems to be backing
up the story of officer darren wilson. do you still believe that the grand jury process in ferguson is impartial? >> i'm having a problem believing that right now, just seeing the way that this information is supposedly leaking out from. they don't know where it's coming from. no one has gone into this with the high expectation that officer wilson is going to be indicted. they don't have a track record of doing that here, if we look at past police-involved shootings, but there is an expectation for the process not to be perverted with the media and leak all types of details. >> is it your opinion that the people of ferguson, missouri are actually open to what may be the other side of the story and that being the side told by officer darren wilson? >> absolutely, but more importantly, people are interested in hearing the truth. it's very hard to get the truth when you have inconsistent
reports coming out, you have two months ago, the police chief, jackson, said that darren wilson was unaware of the robbery attempt "robbery attempt" that took place with the cigars at the store. now reports coming out saying the officer was aware. there is a lot of inconsistency here, so where is the truth? >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> allegations of academic fraud have rocked the university of north carolina at chapel hill. at the center of the controversy, the famous athletic program. >> there was a new report that found that for more than 20 years, players took no-show classes that made them academically eligible to play. john henry smith joins us with more. >> for years, people, sports fans in particular made jokes about big time college athletes getting through school by taking basket weaving 101.
that's not true for a great many student athletes but appears to be true for too many as the university now knows full well. >> the university of north carolina is talking about a two decades long academic fraud scandal flushed out in great dial in a report from a former federal prosecutor. he said there was a fraudulent class scheme designed to keep football and basketball players eligible to play. >> they only had to attend. they had to write a single paper. most importantly, or as importantly, at the end of that process, when they turned in a paper, the papers were graded and given high grades. >> she was an assistant in the african studies department. although the report cites them as the ring leaders, both cooperated in the report and
neither face criminal charges. neither is till employed at u.n.c., either. the chancellor said the paper class system which the report says lasted from 1993 to 2011 left with them. >> i want to underscore that there is a clear distinction between the then and the now. >> former basketball player rashad mccans, michael mcadoo and former administrator, who said she received death threats. >> the investigation shows us that bad actions of a very few and inaction of many more failed our students and our faculty and our staff, and undermind our institution. >> one of the allegations is that coach roy williams had to know what was going on. in the report, no evidence of
coaches were found to be specifically knowing. the report found half of the 31 people who took these class were athletes, but half weren't. it's not just an athletic problem. >> a proposed abortion clinic in louisiana facing religious challenges before opening its doors. >> jonathan martin will join us live from new orleans with why the whole project may come to a complete stop. >> a piece of technological history on the auction block, the groundbreaking device, not anymore, but goes to the highest bidder.
could come to a halt. this comes as the state is in a legal battle over abortion clinics. tell us more. >> this has been a really big point of controversy and this construction site the center of it lately. this is where planned parenthood planned to build a large women's clinic. you can see that they haven't had much work happen. it has looked like this for the last four months, no work, really idled. many tell you this was the result of religion, politics and one of the city's most powerful voices speaking out. >> one of the top waste collection companies has been in business more than 40 years. now suddenly the family business and repute i guess is at risk. they've been caught in in an intense debate over abortion rights. >> we started getting 50-60 emails a day. >> his city contracted to haul
trashing from a construction site. >> i didn't know what the construction company was building. >> the project was for a planned parenthood clinic, said to be the first offers in the state to provide abortions. >> it will never open its doors. >> criticism intensified when protestors called out contractors for working with planned parenthood. >> one of the city's most influential businesses weighed in, the catholic church. the archbishop declared any company working with the planned parenthood clinic was cooperating with evil that will take place. >> how big of an impact did the letter have on your decision to cancel the contract? >> it had a huge impact. >> there are more than 1 million roman catholics in new orleans. owning more than 50 schools and universities, including several he does business with. >> it is a risk of losing a lot
of customers, risk of losing a lot of friends. >> planned parent hood said contractors had been intimidated and bullied, but the group still hopes to build a health center and see patients next year. >> another big part of this abortion debate here centers around a new law that was passed and signed into law by governor bobby jindal requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their clinic. that could likely shut down all by five clinics that perform abortions here in louisiana. that law is held up in federal court. >> crowds in ottawa are gathering at the war memorial to remember corporal nathan cirillo. john, tell us what you are seeing and hearing. >> it is a bright but bitterly
cold morning here in ottawa, the canadian capital. you can see he the parliament behind me on parliament hill. this is the main war memorial in canada remembering the fallen from two world wars and other conflicts, as well, members of the house and senate will be gathering there, they are gathering for what they call a tribute to a fallen soldier, 24-year-old nathan cirillo who died yesterday. he only volunteered to do one month in the ceremonial role here at the national war memorial. his facebook page tells us that he is an outdoors man, someone who loved animals. this morning, after the tribute is over, the canadian prime minister, steven harper is going to go into the house of commons and address the house of
commons. of course, all of this is designed to show canada and the world that the country is determined not to be cowed by the kind of incident that we saw yesterday. on screen at the moment, you see members of the house of commons and the senate, and just a point of interest, this is the site of the tomb of the unknown soldier, not the unknowns, as they're called in arlington, but the unknown soldier as it's known here. that is a tribute not only to people who died in the wars that canada has fought in, but those who's names we shall never know. that's not the case when it comes to nathan cirillo, somebody who will be remembered a long time in this country. >> thank you. >> the mother of the canadian shooting suspect tells the a.p. that she is crying for the victim, nathan cirillo and not
for her son also killed in the mayhem yesterday. >> apple taking ability out of the record books, one of its last remaining apple one computers selling for a record $905,000 at an auction in new york wednesday. the device is believed to be one of the first assembled by steve wozniak and steve jobs in their garage. the henry ford foundation bought the computer and will display it at its computer in michigan. the organization tweeted it was not only innovative but a key artifact in the digital revolution. >> you remember those, right? >> yes, i do. still have one myself, i'm sure. >> that's it for us in new york. >> tomorrow we'll have the latest on the canadian shootings. coming up from doha, the latest from eastern ukraine where a ceasefire is in jeopardy reportedly. a separatist leader plans action to retake several cities. >> these images from canada as we continue to watch