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transformtive moment in history. that's our show for tonight. i'm ali velshi. thank you for joining us. ♪ >> american soldiers around the world are bracing for backlash, u embassies on high alert as the u.s. senate intelligence committee releases a report on interrogation techniques on terror suspects. >> i think the phenom just came onshore. >> a tragedy in maryland, a mother and her two young children killed when a small jet falls from the sky and crashes into their house.
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>> two little boys knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son twice in the stomach. >> a mother's grief, speaking out about the death of her 12-year-old son at the hands of cleveland police. she is calling for the cops to be convicted. >> a royal backlash in brooklyn, demonstrators greet the duke and duchess of cambridge outside a basketball game. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. u.s. troops are on high a letter, the report on interrogation methods set to be released today. >> in a few hours, democrats in the senate intelligence committee will release a portion of the report that was years in the making detailing u of torture on al-qaeda suspects after 9/11, including sleep deprivation, confinement and waterboarding. it may question whether these
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methods yield would valuable information. >> the military stations thousands of troops at embassies over seas in anticipation of a backlash. jami washington is in washington, d.c. this morning. key items are expected to be blacked out. why are security concerns so high? >> i think it comes down to torture, the c.i.a. referred to these as enhanced interrogation techniques, but president obama conceded that he said any fair minded person would agree that some of these techniques crossed the line into torture. >> american embassies in the middle east, africa and south asia are on full alert, so u.s. troops have been bolstered readiness and security around the globe bracing for backlash associated with today's expected release of a long awaited c.i.a.
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interrogation report being released by democrats on the senate intelligence committee. >> some around the world who are already angry at the united states because torture was used in the past, this report doesn't change that. >> the consequence of releasing the report, i can't have -- no one has told me what the good news is by releasing this report. >> the white house is supporting the release of the nearly 500 page summary, which is expected to describe in graphic detail the c.i.a.'s so-called enhanced interrogation program at black sites outside the u.s., put in place by the bush administration after the 9/11 attacks. >> we also want to make sure that this very important information is communicated, of the need to be clear about hour values and the to be clear about the fact that what transpired should not occur again. >> expected among the revelations, accusations that 3c.i.a. directors lied to congress, the bush administration and the american people by going beyond
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authorized and legal techniques which included sleep deprivation, mock executions and sexual threats. in the report, more details about the waterboarding performed on 9/11 mastermind khalid sheik muhammed. >> they said he's got information. i said find out what he knows. i said are the techniques legal and a legal team says yes, they are and i said use them. >> the obama administration banned the so-called enhanced techniques in 2009, saying al-qaeda militants were tortured and reiterating monday that any information produced yielded very little. >> i think the president would say and this is clear from the president's decision to outlaw you these techniques that even if they did, that it wasn't worth it and it did not enhance the national security of the united states. >> the full 6300 page report technically called a report on
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rendition, and detention information, will be redacted to protect sources, and will be released, it's about 500 pages and republicans would also be releasing a companion report with their version of what they think it means and former c.i.a. employees will be releasing a report, too. you can see the debate continues. >> are there expected to be any legal repercussions for c.i.a. personnel or others in the bush administration as a result of that report? >> probably not. anything of a legal consequence, much more in the area of sort of a national debate on what the american ideals are in terms of not torturing people, and not crossing the line with enhanced techniques that border on that, but it doesn't look like there will be any sort of legal ramifications. >> jami, thank you. >> later this hour, we are
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getting reaction from both sides. at 7:20, we'll talk about this report with a former c.i.a. officer. we will be joined by a man detained three years at guantanamo bay. >> secretary of state john kerry setting to capitol hill to testify before the senate foreign relations committee about the u.s. fight against isil. senators have been critical of the administration policies including airstrikes, saying the white house should come to congress for authorization. chick hagel is in baghdad today in what is likely to be his final trip to the region at pentagon chief meeting with leaders about the military campaign against isil. while talking to u.s. and australian troops, he wants the u.s. to help iraq, but lasting solution must come from iraq themselves. hagel has been praising what he is calling new momentum for iraq security forces. do the iraqis share his optimism?
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>> i think when you look at where we were a couple of months ago, which was baghdad coming under threat, even the kurdish capitol erbil said to come under threat by isil, there is a momentum going on here. the iraqis feel in better shape with airstrikes and other airstrikes. as we know, it's not all about airstrikes and the fact that chuck hagel is the outgoing defense secretary is an indication that this is a challenging strategy for the u.s. and for iraq. there are a lot of missing pieces here, a lot of parts that have to come together and it's not all about the military, unfortunately. dell. >> there's ban series of issues, as well, plaguing iraq's government, including those recent reports that we're hearing about ghost soldiers, fake names on the iraqi payroll, costing the iraqis billions. are they clearing their reputation while hagel is on the
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ground? >> the visit is really his farewell four that took him to afghanistan, to the gulf and now here. as a former soldier, he's basically saying goodbye to the troops and to the officials that he's dealt with. he's not really expected to discuss anything that could lead to any new agreements, but certainly if he raises it and it's not at all clear that in an outgoing visit, he will raise it. the iraqi's will tell he him that they're trying to deal with this. what that means is the prime minister abaddi has forced into early retirement dozens of officials, but the problem is much bigger than that. so far, this is just 50,000 fake soldiers in a couple of army diskses and there are many more that are likely to come. >> thank you very much. >> for the first time, we are hearing from the family of tamir
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rice, he was the little boy playing with a pellet gun when a police officer shot him to death. >> the family reaching out to a very familiar face. >> attorney benjamin crump who represented the families of trayvon martin and michael brown now with the rice family. she recounted the moment she found out her youngest son was involved in a police shooting near they're how many. this video shows two cleveland police officers responding to a call about a person with a gun at a park. the officers get out of their squad cars with guns drawn. they say they did not know the subject was a kid and his weapon not real. his mother was on the scene within minutes. >> i noticed my son laying down on the ground and i went charging and yelling and everything at the police, because they wouldn't let me through. as i was trying to get through to my son, the police told me to
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calm down or they will put me in the back of the police car. >> as it turns out, he was carrying a realistic looking air soft gun, which does not shoot bullets. both police officers are on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation and coming up in our next hour, hear what his mother said should be the only form of justice her son deserves. >> meanwhile officials in missouri released additional evidence in the shooting death of michael brown. monday, the county prosecutor made public police reportings from the day of the shooting. officials also omitted several key documents, including transcripts of testimony from dorian johnson. he was by brown's side when officer darren wilson shot and killed his friend. >> in new york, the state torn general wants new fewer investigate police involved killings, saying it was necessary to remove investigations from local authorities. that he said is one way to restore trust in the system.
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this comes nearly a week after a grand jury cleared a police officer in the death of eric garner. >> some advocates this morning taking issue with the justice democratic's new guidelines on racial profiling. attorney general eric holder releasing them yesterday, they ban race, sexual gender in policing. some say that undercuts that year effectiveness, saying resolving racial issues won't happen right away. >> when you're dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, we've got to have vigilance, but you have to recognize that it's going to take some time and you just have to be steady. >> the president also saying the latest incidents of police-related killings should not be equated to what happened in this country 50 years ago. >> mass protests continue across the country. on monday, demonstrators in
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washington, d.c. marched outside the capitol in the justice democratic. they stage add die-in, lying on the sidewalk in the cold, many of them had tape covering their mouths. >> on the other side of the country, more than 1,000 protestors shutting down a major highway in berkeley,ical california. i-80 coming to a stop in both directions, protestors forcing an amtrak train as to stop. >> a royal visit getting upstaged in new york city. crowds angry about the recent eric garner decision filling the streets outside brooklyn's barclays center last night. inside, prince william and his wife, kate watching the nets take on the cleaved cavaliers. >> they were expects protest but nothing like the size that they saw. >> i know. i'm not sure how aware the royal couple were of the protesting outside, because they were having fun inside, because this game was meant to be a lighthearted end to the day of diplomacy that the couple both
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had. despite hundreds of protestors outside the arena, that is what it turned out to be, from the oval to president obama with meeting jay z. and beyonce, they are getting the royal treatment. hundreds of protestors outside brooklyn's barclays center making their voices heard. using william and kate's appearance to draw appearance to eric garner's death. >> the demonstrators greeted by a line of police remained mostly peaceful. the game's biggest star lebron james and other players showing solidarity by wearing i can't breathe tee shirts. >> the nba and brooklyn nets would like to welcome their royal highnesses, the duke and dutch chess of cambridge to barclays center. >> they sat courtside, using it to launch a wildlife campaign. the royal couple met pop
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royalty, jay z. and beyonce and the prince and their wife posed for photos with the king of basketball, lebron james. he gave them a tee shirt for baby george, who's back at home. >> to take time out of their schedule to come here, it's their first time watching a basketball game. it was an honor. >> prince william flew coach to washington, d.c. to meet with president obama. >> our collective goal must be to reduce the wildlife trade by making it harder, denying traffickers transportation, putting up barriers to their legal activities and holding people accountable for their action. >> the duchess was in harlem visiting the north side center for child development. some of of the students thought kate middleton was the princess from a disney movie. >> you know they think you're out of frozen. >> a real life princess played with the children and also
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wrapped presents. >> the royal couple reunited in the evening at a reception at the british consul general's home and welcomed by hillary clinton and her daughter, chelsea. >> aww, well now today, the royal calm will tour the 9/11 museum and then go to the top of the empire state building just like sleepless in seattle and attend a fundraising gala at the metro poll to know museum of art. >> i have never seen you with so much pep in your step. >> my future king is here. that fundraiser, $10,000 a plate, sold out. >> not surprising. john, thank you. >> while all of this was going on, back in the u.s. in the u.k., there were no questions about the former king's heritage. his royal lineage, why richard three rome may have been born i
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will legitimate. >> the controversy continues. >> set to receive the nobel peace price, she is the youngest person to ever receive it. she will share the prize. when she is presented with it tomorrow, he's an activist for the rights of children in india. >> there is a nor'easter making its way up the eastern seaboard that could spell trouble for travelers today. >> kevin is tracking that system. good morning. >> good morning to you both. there is no way to sugar coat this storm. it is going to be a mess for many people along the eastern seaboard as you can see here, really developing over the last 24 hours. take a look at radar and satellite. especially down here towards parts of new jersey as well as new york, look at the very heavy rain. we are looking at flight delays actually right now in laguardia, over two hour flight delays arriving down here, as well as philadelphia, about an hour or
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more there. i expect the airports are going to see much more than this through the rest of the day. this is what we're looking at with warnings as well as advisories, all of these for winter storms, some locations could be seeing up to two feet of snow. also flooding all the way up the coast is going to be a major problem. this is a very slow moving storm and that is way the flooding is going to be such a major problem here. >> nor'easter number two, right? >> american troops around the world bracing for the release of a controversial report. >> democrats in the senate intelligence committee set to unveil their investigation into c.i.a. interrogation techniques. we'll talk about the report after the break. >> india considering a nationwide ban on uber after a driver was accused of raping a passenger. officials there are not the annual ones taking action. why one american city is suing the popular car sharing app. >> destruction in the philippines, one year after the
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same region slammed by one of the most powerful storms in history. >> $16,400,000,000, the big number of the day. >> that's what the u.n. needs to help some of the world's most vulnerable people.
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>> today's big number is $60,400,000,000, the that's how much the u.n. needs to help people around the world. >> people need help because of conflict or natural disasters. the money only covers 57 million of them. >> 40% of the aid would help syrian refugees. the rest would go to iraq, south sudan and ukraine. >> india is now considering a nationwide ban on uber, this a day after the driver for the service appeared in court on rape charges. police had to keep him away from the crowds. the car-sharing service has already been told not to operate in new delhi. >> here in the u.s., portland,
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oregon suing uber, saying it is not following laws on for hire vehicles. we'll take a look at the controversy stronding uber. >> u.s. troops on alert around the world, the government expecting backlash with a long awaited report on interrogation techniques, torture on al-qaeda suspects after 9/11. it is expected to claim that those efforts did not help stop terrorism. gary joins us live. how concerned are you about the release of this report and why? >> clearly information on this report has been released previously. the world is aware of the fact that c.i.a. enhanced interrogation program, but we were as war with isis. isis is five or six times the size of al-qaeda in 2001. we don't need to fan the flames, that is a parting and unwelcome
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gift from the chairman of the senate select committee, sort of unnecessary at this point. it does put threats, because state departments warning embassies across the middle east, north africa and south asia of potential threats. >> do you think that isil is going to read anything in this report and be surprised, for instance, we've been talking about waterboarding now for the better part of a decade. >> no, but what it does is in the information operations war between the west and islamic jihadists, anything we publish where we are seriously critical of ourselves will be used for them for recruitment and to inspire their troops to violence. >> let's talk about what happens when the c.i.a. releases this information, as was the case with the church report rewarding the use of l.s.d. in the 1970's. it took decades to learn the
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truth. how much is still out there concerning methods that this report is not going to detail. >> i don't think it's the met that said that are the concern, it's what foreign partners worked with us, whoa countries assisted us, what places allowed us to have so-called back sites. when foreign intelligence services cooperates with the c.i.a. or any other intelligence in the united states and we promise them secrecy and our own government releases that to the world, it doesn't bode well for continued for future cooperation and we need our allies and friends around the world to help us with this fight. >> in the days and weeks after 9/11 there was the consensus that if we crossed the lines and we tortured and did the other things that the other countries did, it would not make us any better than our enemies. is that too simple a way of looking at the world -- >> look, we did waterboarding, the most extreme version of
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enhanced interrogation to three people. all three of them were very, very senior al-qaeda members who we believed had critical intelligence of an imminent catastrophic attack in the united states. the person water boarded the most was the planner of 9/11 that killed 3,000 americans. going forward, we have to recognize what do we do if we capture a senior isis member and we -- >> the use of waterboarding, including the questioner of top al-qaeda members said old traditional methods work better. >> i disagree completely. pressure, additional pressure on people, it works. >> do you have evidence that he is wrong? >> i disagree completely, but i've seen through a career in the clandestine service, other foreign governments putting pressure on people and it worked quite a while. >> thank you very much for being
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with us this morning. >> thank you. >> people in the philippines are returning home today as the typhoon moves away from the island nation. nearly 1.7 that million people were evacuated ahead of that storm. >> kevin has been tracking the remnants of that storm. it was booed, but not as bad as they thought. >> that's right. it wasn't as bad as the loft storm, but because of what they had experienced last year, this is damage, we have seen a lot of these agricultural areas with millions of dollars of damage, rice fields completely destroyed, they are evaluate that go now as well as some of the towns, 80% of buildings are destroyed because of this storm. you've got to remember a lot of these areas are still recovering and we know how long it takes to recover. we have been dealing with the recovery from sandy, as well as katrina. the storm is going to make its way over the south china see, still very weak. we think some of the heat will intensify from the water and the storm making its way over
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towards vietnam. we are going to watch this carefully. it could increase to a tropical storm and heavy rain for vietnam. >> we've been talking about the impending release of that report on interrogation techniques. >> set to make public their findings on the treatment of detainees. i'll speak with one of those detainees, a former prisoner at guantanamo bay. >> a jet falling from the sky, killing three members onboard and three members of a family on the ground. >> flames lit up downtown los angeles. we brought you the breaking news yesterday mornings about this massive fire. investigators are saying it may not have been an accident. >> holiday wrapping paper pulled from the shelves after a california woman complained, did you see anything wrong with it? she did and walgreens agreed, just one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> you are looking live in oslo, norway. these are the two nobel peace prize winners preparing to get their prizes tomorrow. good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. ahead this half hour, a top executive loses her job at korean airlines after forcing a plane to turn back at kennedy airport. you won't believe why she did it. >> the comedian in chief takes on steven colbert. >> a no one compete for fast food workers, blasting jimmy john. >> secretary of state john kerry testifying before the senate foreign relations committee facing senators critical of the policies in the fight against isil. they are debating whether the white house should have requested authorization from congress. >> while prince william and his
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wife, kate were inside the barclays center, protestors were outside. lebron james sported a shirt with the words i can't breathe during warmup exercises. we finally get to see a delayed report on c.i.a. interrogation tech folks expected to show how al-qaeda suspects were confined to small places and wore boarded. u.s. is stepping up security abroad in anticipation of the backlash. >> the obama administration saying it has disavowed the use of torture. the white house still isn't being entirely open about some controversial practices both past and present. >> this is the most transparent administration in history. >> that assertion is begin being tested. first there's the senate intelligence committee's report into the u.s.'s use of torture after 9/11. >> i have grave concerns that the c.i.a. search may well have violated the separation of
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powers principles embodied in the united states constitution. >> that's the head of the senate committee complaining about the c.i.a. spying on its staffers as it poured over 6 million pages of classified documents to compile the report. c.i.a. director eventually apologized after initially denying the charge. >> the c.i.a. has spent months attempt to go black out as many pages as it can. the conclusions have already been leaked. not only was torture not effective in gathering intelligence, the c.i.a. misled the government and congress on its effectiveness and its brutality. >> though the penalty insists he wants the report reds, his secretary of state called the senate committee's chair woman to ask her to reconsider the timing, with widespread anonymous briefing underway from obama's intelligence officials that publication may lead to violence over seas. >> if some bad actors around the world decide to use this
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information, it's because we used the torture in the first place, not because we allowed a full understanding. >> warning about the potential of the violence is a common tactic used by the obama administration. it will have to prove that violence would be the result if some 2,000 photos from iraq and afghanistan are published. some are said to show abuses far worse than abu ghraib. >> this was a systematic policy that was established from the very highest levels of government. >> potential international outrage is being cited as a reason not to release 11 hours of recordings of a guantanamo prisoner being violently removed from his cell and force fed to prevent his hunger are strike. the question asked is why official policy in guantanamo is at inhumane at possible. >> the president has said that
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guantanamo has to be closed. >> overarching these cases is the question of why the obama administration is opposed to accountability for practices it says it knows are wrong. >> we are joined now by former guantanamo bay prisoner. you were detained in afghanistan and then guantanamo bay for three years. what did you persons? >> well, i experienced being stripped neighborhood, being beaten, spat at, having my clothes forcibly taken off with a knife and being subjected to the sounds of a woman screaming i was led to believe was my wife being tortured next door and then forced to sign confessions. i know that torture was going on particularly in bag rhame where i saw a man with his hands
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overhis head and punched and kicked until he was killed. this was a snapshot as so some of the sorts of processes and procedures taking place, but there were also psychological effects of torture, one of are both banned psychological and physical effects under the conventions against torture, which continue even to this day. >> after you the out, your father was quoted in the press as saying you had mental scars from being tortured badly. what else will the detainees recently released be going through mentally? >> >> it's been such a long time, i almost feel unqualified to answer this question, because i was there for three years, they've been there 13 years. one man, a syrian is being sent back to resettle to uruguay last saw his son when he was two
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years old. how are you going to fix these? how are you going to reconnect with your family, be reintegrated with people you don't know who were your captors, jailors, interrogators know you better than your own family knows you. these scars will never be healed he. >> what is your reaction to the c.i.a. report that is to be released in a few hours? >> well, i heard on a program before al jazeera where a former c.i.a. agent was saying that waterboarding for example helped protect lives. now the truth of the matter is waterboarding is torture. in spanish it's called torture of water, first used during the spanish inquire cushion. japanese soldiers who water boarded soldiers were successfully prosecuted for war crimes for doing this thing and yet somehow, the bush administration tried to say that unless it's actually severe physical impairment, that cited
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organ failure or death, it's not torture. you had the most senior legal advisors to at u.s. government arguing this case. it's unbelievable. the fact that obama said we will no longer torture, close guantanamo and he then said that there will be immunity for those people who did these crimes, you can't imagine that a president, the president of the most powerful country in the world could ever say this about any other crime, that we will offer immunity for people who were carrying out torture. just to remember this point, it's extremely important. when i was held in baghram they said if i don't cooperate, i will be sent to egypt or syria where torture was outsourced. i know a man was sent from where i was hold to egypt and where he gave a confession, a crucial confession that he was working with sadaam hussein on obtaining weapons of mass destruction, colin powell used that false
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statement which was delivered to the united nations to argue for a war in iraq. it was found that statement was false, and he was sent to egypt where he turned up dead in his cell in 2008. it was a result of torture that we invaded iraq, as a result of torture, al-qaeda rose -- >> what you're saying is that -- >> you've got isis there. >> what you are saying is that in some cases, the information was simply wrong. i want to get back to your case. when you were detained in 2002, the pentagon said you were an al-qaeda recruiter, charges were never brought, you were released at the request of the british government from guantanamo, but do you feel you were ever completely cleared? >> it's difficult to know what cleared means, because you are in this limbo state, this other surreal world where you're not charged, not prosecuted, there's no legal system, where it's a complete -- it's completely away from norms of legal practice, so that you couldn't have a
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guantanamo type situation anywhere in the world except guantanamo. the u.s. civil code doesn't apply there, the u.s. military code of justice doesn't apply there and even according to the guantanamo military commissions process, which is a very low standard of evidence, i was never charged and never designated for trial by military commission. that's the majority of the people being held there, so you don't understand what that means. you don't understand what in sense or guilt means there. they don't apply. >> to that point, you were arrested for participating in a syrian training camp, arrested under u.k. law, not only were you exonerated from those charges, but your travels to syria had been approved by m.i.5 and fit with the u.k.'s foreign policy efforts at the time. do you still feel stigmatized all these years after your gitmo release? >> i think there's a completely confusion in terms of britain, the united states of america as to what's happening in the muslim world in syria and iraq
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and their own responsibilities for creating that vacuum that caused the rise of isis and other groups and thus have been quick to jump on to those trying to assist. on the one hand, when i went to syria, it's true that i went to investigate m.i.5s involvement in complicity and torture in sending people to the bashar al assad regime for the regime of libya where it had gone previously. it's important to recognize what's going on there, the quagmire created, britain and america have a big hand in it, and what i was trying told was uncover some of those links, those insidious links between these various governments that britain and america worked with that had been involved in the renditions program all around the world, with waterboarding 88 times right across morocco where a man was tortured with a raise
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door played taken this" extremities. >> thank you for your time this morning. >> let's go to aldon greenburg, his client recently released guantanamo. >> techniques were used against my client in guantanamo. he was subjected to sleep deprivation, held in very cold conditions or very hot conditions. he was yelled and screamed at and subjected to interrogation session that is went on for hours. >> mr. greenburg, what do you say to a skeptical american public that says that clients like yours were picked up in the days and weeks after september 11 when terrorists flew planes into buildings and
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killed more than 3,000 americans and the nation was at war? >> well, my client was not engaged in any hostilities against the united states. he happened to be an arab living in afghanistan at the time of the 2001 attacks. he knew that if he stayed in afghanistan, he would be killed just simply because he was an arab, so he tried to get out of the country. he was picked up at the pakistan border, probably paid a bounty by the u.s. government and turned over to u.s. authorities, sent to a dark site in afghanistan and ultimately transported to guantanamo. all really on the basis of nothing more than racial profiling. >> let's go back to these allegation of torture. do you believe that under the tactics used against your client that he provided useful information or did he tell you that he said what -- he would do whatever it took to get the torture to stop?
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>> well, turning to what he told u.s. authorities, i actually think he was very consistent over the years telling the u.s. authorities that frankly he was not involved in any terrorist activities or hostilities against the united states. he repeatedly told them that. that did not stop the interrogation, nonetheless and they continued endlessly over a period of years. um mali -- >> does it not make sense -- >> let me counter by saying that if you ask a child did you break a pen, they'll tell you over and over again that they didn't until finally one day you get to the truth. >> well, i think my client consistently maintained what was the truth, simply that he was not involved in these activities and he had nothing of value to tell the u.s. authorities. >> we thank you very much for being with us this morning, joining us from washington, d.c.
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>> this morning investigators in maryland are trying to figure out how it happened, a small private plane fell and crashed into a home. >> six people were killed, including a mother and her two children. we have more. >> residents who live close to the montgomery county airport on the outskirts of washington, d.c. said it was normal ho hear engines overhead as planes came in for a landing but monday morning heard a roar louder than usual, following by an impact that shook their homes and shook them. >> i heard this loud whizzing sound, boom! >> just before 11:00 a.m. monday morning, the neighborhood in maryland was rocked by an explosion when a private jet crashed into the neighborhood and set three homes on fire. >> the wing went into the front of their house and blew their window out, hit this house and caught fire. >> got a working fire, plane into a house, report of three
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people in the house. >> on the second floor, 36-year-old marie, her newborn son and a 3-year-old son. >> investigators found three bodies on the second floor of the home. >> rescuer it is found her cradling her sons in a bathroom. >> we don't know at this point what -- if the cause of death was smoke inhalation or something else. >> all three onboard the jet died, too, including michael rosenberg, c.e.o. of a north carolina based company called health decisions. four years ago, he survived a crash at montgomery county air park, the same airport he was traveling two in monday. the plane fell less than one mile from the runway. >> we've got an unusual amount of birds out here. >> seconds before the crash, other pilots reported many birds in the area. the ntsb has not confirmed that they played any role in the crash. witnesses report seeing a plane struggling, making two hard durns before crashing.
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>> obviously wildly not being able to hold his position up, down, left, right, a lot of unstat. >> ntsb investigators recovered the black boxes and say they'll be at the scene for several days collecting evidence. as for the family, maries husband and 5-year-old daughter were not at home at the time of the crash. they survived, but no doubt, are forever scarred. >> police in new york city shot and killed a man early this morning following a stabbing at a brooklyn synagog. the incident in brooklyn was caught on camera. it began when a student was stabbed in the head. men inside the synagog begged the suspect to drop the knife, even coming between him and a police officer with his gun drawn. >> no! no! no! no! hey, officer, it's not -- don't do it. don't do it. >> after putting the knife down on the table, the suspect grabbed it again.
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a short time later, the sound of one gunshot can be heard on this video. >> arson investigators looking intos massive fire in downtown l.a. the fire may have been set on purpose. the seven story apartment complex was destroyed. that blaze so hat, it melted freeway signs and caused damage to three nearby buildings. damages are expected in the tens of millions of dollars. >> let's look at other stories caught in our global net. the times of israel saying walgreens is pulling hanukkah giftwrap after a california woman spotted swastikas in the design. the woman was gift wrapping presents for her grandkids when she noticed the symbols that you just saw. >> the korea times says a korea air executive could face 10 years in prison. she demanded the plane be turned around over the way she was served macadamia nuts.
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she has now resigned her job. she wanted a flight attendant thrown off the plane, because the nuts were served in a bag and not in a dish and we should say elizabeth kho is the daughter of korean air chiefs executive. >> the way they would describe that is called nuts. >> talk about being served with a silver spoon. >> some say exceptions in the racial profiling guidelines are more exceptions than law. a police psychologist who helped the justice democratic look at its policies joins us. >> you look on the farther side and it's completely different. that means there's some hanky panky. >> new questions about britain's royal bloodlines. why the current occupants of buckingham palace may not be the direct descendents of richard the third. >> what was found on the red
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planet is one of today's discoveries.
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>> time now for one of today's discoveries, new signs of water on the red planet. >> researchers combed through pictures sent back by the rover, with patterns of cross bedding when water leaves behind marks and sediment from moving tides. ancient mars could have processed lakes. >> the just democratic released guidelines to end racial profiling. there are major exceptions. the policy does not apply to local police or t.s.a. workers. >> the guidelines come in the wake of anger sparked by the deaths of people by police.
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>> we can't afford to profile, to do law enforcement on the basis of stereo types. it undermines the public trust ultimately, but also makes us not good as what we need to do. >> in 2003, the bush administration barred profiling based on race and ethnicity. the new rules expand it to include national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity. law enforcement can consider cashing san francisco including race and gender when those match a suspect. the rules cover only federal law enforcement and don't apply to local police unless they are part of the federal task force. there are exclusions. the t.s.a. can still use profiling at airports. parts of u.s. cusps and border protection can profile on the southern border and other ports of entry. an f.b.i. program that collects information on the race and ethnicity of neighborhoods called mapping can continue. civil rights groups say the new
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rules don't go far enough. >> it's a bit of policy slight of hand. >> the torn general defends the new rules. >> components that are part of the department of homeland security will have unique needs and things they're going to have to work their way through. >> to make sure the new rules of followed, the department of justice is calling for training and accountability checks. libby casey, al jazeera, washington. >> ellen scribner is a police psychologist and former deputy director at the international institute of justice. thanks for being with us today. this process started when you
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were at the justice democratic under attorney general janet reno. why did it take so long? >> well, i think it started then and we moved forward, and we're making a lot of progress in trying to deal with the whole area of racial profiling. attorney general reno was very instrumental in getting that on the agenda, and she can veined several meetings, brought people together and through the cops office, office of community oriented policing services were doing grants and a lot was happening, however, as we all know, 9/11 changed a lot of the direction of where we were going, because people's very realistic fears of terrorism, and so the direction we were moving in kind of halted, because of we started to go in a different direction, and that was the concerns about terrorism and fears for the safety of the
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country, and we've never really gotten back to where we were, although there are many departments that work very, very studiously to avoid racial profiling, they've collected data, there's some states that require them to collect data and they present that data to officers, so you get feedback on your performance in terms of racial profiling. >> isn't a lot of the racial profiling based on what you were talking about, fear and to that point, guidelines are one thing, people's mindsets are another. how can rules on a piece of paper prevent what some believe is nothing more than fume nature? >> i tend to agree with you that much of it is rooted in fear, but one of the things that the whole community policing movement did was start to build better understanding between people in the community and the police, and as they built those bridges of understanding and they started to work together,
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the fear was reduced and on both sides, but fear is an issue and then we have to deal with and we have to make people aware through training and through a number of other exercises but mainly through collaboration with people in the community about how fear can turn things around very quickly for you from the police officer's side or from the community members side, so it is definitely something that we have to deal with. >> are you concerned as this trickles down to the average cop on the street that he's going to say this is a bunch of policy makers that don't understand what it takes to arrest somebody, to make an arrest and prosecute a crime and they're going to say this is just you guys in the suits telling us what to do on the streets. >> kind of the touchy feeley stuff? i think there's initially that reaction. it's something new, will produce reactions like that, kind of a skepticism how it's framed and
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discussed conveyor. i you this when we he get down to working closely with the community in partnership as collaborators with the community, then you start to see some changes on both sides. the police begin to understand where the community's coming from. they understand their concerns, their fears and conversely, the community begins to see some of the pressures that the police are under taking and so they build a better bridge. >> we can only hope it works that way. thank you very much. >> president obama spent monday night making fun of himself. he went face-to-face with steven colbert. he used his presidential powers to take over one of colbert's segments called the word. the president renamed it the decree. >> nation, as you know, i, steven colbert, have never cared for our president.
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the guy is so arrogant, i'll bet he talks about himself in the third person. >> all right. they did discuss some serious topics, as well, like immigration, the economy and the key stone x.l. pipeline, the president admitting the midterm elections didn't go as well as he hope. >> it's amazing that we can laugh at ourselves and other countries can't do that. >> the fracking boom could backfire. cheaper oil might be good news for some who make their money drilling for gas and oil but not for all. >> uber banned from deli after an attack on a woman and could soon be sent packing from india. why so many countries are putting the brakes on the private on line cab service. >> we are back with more aljazeera america. we'll see you in two minutes. stay with us.
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police arrive at a synagog to find a man holding a knife. what they say they were forced to do when he wouldn't put it down. >> a sandwich giant leaving a bad taste in the mouths of its employees. we speak with jimmy johns workers forced to sign an agreement to stop them from taking jobs elsewhere. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. this morning, u.s. troops worldwide are preparing for a potential backlash as senate investigators prepare to release a long awaited report on c.i.a. interrogation tactics. that is from democrats in the senate intelligence committee that details torture on al-qaeda suspects after 9/11, including sleep deprivation, confinement and waterboarding. it is expected to say those did not help stop terrorism. >> one of the key questions asked about this report due out today is did it make america safer? will we get an answer to that?
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>> we will get an answer. it won't be an uneequivocal or undisputed answer. some former c.i.a. officials and republicans on the hill insist that these harsh interrogation techniques did make the country safer, but the obama administration has said and president obama in particular has said the u.s. does not need to stray and cross the line into technique that is border on torture and the white house says it believes did not make the country safer. here's the white house press secretary. >> i think the president would say and this is clear from the president's decision to outlaw these techniques that even if they did, that it wasn't worth it and it did not enhance the national security of the united states of america. >> republicans on the hill plan to release their sort of rebuttal report to building executive summary of the senate intelligence committee report released by the democrats and
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also we're expect to go hear also a response from some former c.i.a. officials and currency officials defending the use of these harsh interrogation techniques that the president has said any reasonable person might think crossed the line into torture. >> there are security concerns this morning. why would the administration risk letting this report come out at this time, knowing there may be a backlash? >> well, you know, the democrats in the senate were led by senator feinstein of california, insisting that they wanted to get this report out. the white house agrees there is no good time to release a report like this. the idea is to hold the united states accountable to its own ideals and that's what the sort of the purpose of releasing the report is. republicans say no good will actually come of this and there are no actually recommendations in the report, so they're just hoping they'll be able to just move on after the report comes out. >> and you say mentioned, republicans aren't onboard with
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the release of this report. is that politically motivated or do they have legitimate concerns? >> i think you could have both of those things exist at the same time, but frankly, there and you say real debate here about the kinds of techniques that the united states wants to use to get so-called actionable intelligence. there are real questions about morality and legality and i think it's useful to have that debate, whether or not you feel there's a political motivation or not. >> folks of definitely having debate today. thank you very much. >> israel getting ready for its next election, the parliament dissolved on monday, bringing the elections two years ahead of schedule. benjamin netanyahu will face several of his allies as he tries to hold his job. voting will take place in marsh. >> the u.n. kicks off a
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conference about refugees in the war in syria, trying to raise $6.5 billion, looking for countries to accept 180,000 syrian refugees. most of the refugees living in lebanon, turkey and jordan. >> uber being kicked out of india as its largest market outside the u.s. service is banded in new delhi after a woman was and would will you raped but an uber driver. we have more on the growing backlash. >> while the indian government has passed the responsibility of essentially banning web based or application based cab services on to the states, what's really interesting going forward now is how these local authorities will deal with such a directive, how will they roll out a ban and make sure that these operations and services cease to exist. the question from there is what kind of impact will this have on consumers, keeping in mind that many thousands of indians since
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these services have grown in popularity have begun to rely on them for daily transportation needs. in terms of the reaction, it's been mixed across india, men and women saying hey, banning these services is quite a knee jerk reaction, it doesn't get to the heart of the problem that india is dealing with and that's issues of race, issues of sexual violence and the safety of women and banning a service for the most part many people say has served them fine since they've begun using it doesn't provide solutions or answers that indians have been looking for for so long. >> uber was recently banned in the netherlands and portland oregon just sued the company for violating local regulations. we're going to talk with tech and marketing consultant peter shankman about what uber needs
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to do. >> a small private jet slammed into several homes, in all, six people were killed, including three people on the plane and a mother and her two young children on the ground. witnesses say the plane appeared to be out of control when it crashed. >> the wing went into the front of their house and blue their window out. it hit this house and caught fire. >> officials are investigating whether the plane was being flown by the founder of north carolina base health decisions who died in the crash. he crashed a small plane trying to land at the same airport in 2010. >> police shot and killed an emotionally disturbed man following the stabbing at a famous synagog. >> it happened in crown heights, of brooklyn, a well known husidic jewish sect with branches around the word. we have the details. >> it began about 1:00 this morning.
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reports say the suspect stabbed an israeli student while they were operating in the basement. a witness flagged down police. that's when the dramatic standoff began. it was all captured on video. >> be back, it's safer. >> in this cell phone video captured inside a brooklyn synagog, a knife wielding man threatens on lookers after stabbing one man in the head. moments later. >> you want me to kill you? >> no! no! no! no! no! >> a new york city police officer arrives and draws his weapon. one man pleading to the cop not to fire. the suspect [bleep] >> 50-year-old calvin who walked into the basement early this morning of the synagog does not back down. >> drop it! >> witnesses continue to plead with peters, who eventually puts the weapon down. the officer reholsterring his
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gun. less than 10 seconds lawsuit, he picks up the knife, cops draw their guns again. one shot is heard fired, killing peters. >> according to the new york daily news, the suspect has been identified as calvin peters. before the stabbing, he reportedly yelled i want to kill the jew, an indication this attack was not random. >> disturbing, john henry smith, thank you very much. >> new evidence now made public in the shooting death of michael brown. the st. louis prosecutor put out police reportings from the day of the shooting, but they did not release transcripts of testimony from dorian johnson. he was by brown's side when officer darren wilson shot and killed his friend. >> the f.b.i. investigating that chokehold death of eric garner in new york city trying to determine whether the actions of the police officers involved amounted to a hate crime. the d.a.'s office has gun
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handing over evidence to those agents. >> the justice department is calling on local police force to say adopt new guidelines banning racial profiling. >> they only affect federal officers and not at the airport. that has some asking if the guidelines go far enough. >> with public trust and law enforcement eroding, the u.s. department of justice have new guidelines aimed at reducing racial profiling, prohibiting profiling based on gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, race have a it nickty. the new limits apply to federal law enforcement officers and federal investigations. >> the best interaction that we have with the public, we are most effective when we don't do things on the basis of stereo tapes, when we look at that other factor, we look, you know, at things holisticically and come up in ways that we use the resources we have. >> government agencies like the
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f.b.i. would no longer be able to consider factors like religion or national origin when conducting investigations. under the new guidelines, racial profiling will still be tolerated for law enforcement during airport screenings for agents patrolling u.s. ports and the united states borders. it's argued the new guidelines disproportionately target la teen knows and religious minorities. >> this does nothing at all for communities of color particularly in low income neighborhoods victimized by police violence with impunity. the only agencies that can stop the profiling we see in ferguson and new york are the city councils and state legislatures. >> the guidelines zoo not apply to local or state police investigators. in the midst of racial unrest over a perceived lack of justice in u.s. policing. >> lands up, don't shoot. >> it is feared the new rules
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will do little to rebuild public trust. al jazeera, washington. >> the new regulations have been in the making now for years, replacing rules put in place in 2003 during the george h.w. bush administration. attorney holder began a review that have policy in 2009. >> protestors gathered outside the barclays center with prince william and his wife, kate went to watch a basketball game. >> we have more. the protests weren't even aimed at the royal couple, but did affect everything outside. >> they did, kind of spoiled a good day for them, although it's not clear how much they saw of the protests. the protestors used the media coverage to get the word out about the recent eric garner decision in new york city. crowds filled the streets outside brooklyn's barclays center. ideas, prince william and kate sat courtside. king james and the other players
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sporting shirts with the words i can't breathe before warmups, but that's the only awkward moment so far on the royal couple's trip. prince william flew coach to washington d.c., meeting with president obama and members of the world bank to discuss wildlife trafficking. >> we must reduce the wildlife trade by making it harder, denying traffickers access to transportation, putting up barriers to their activities and holding people accountable for their actions. >> kate visited a children's developments center in harlem. the pregnant duchess of cambridge mingled with the students before meeting up with her husband again and the former asks hillary clinton and home run daughter, chelsea. the royals have a more somber beginning to the day, visiting the 9/11 museum and memorial in lower manhattan and then go to the top of the empire state building. tonight, they are the guests of honor at a fundraiser for the
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university of st. andrews, where the couple met. the fundraiser, $10,000 a plate sold out. >> always fascinating to see that they travel by conventional airlines as opposed to taking a private jet or charter jet. >> it is the new slimmed down, trim, modern british royal family. >> way to catch on. thank you very much. >> a nor'easter arriving in the northeast this morning. >> we have been tracking the storm, we have the latest. >> it is a mess out there. we are looking at a lot of rain across the new jersey, new york area and then if you look just to the north, it is a mix of snow and rain, and snow appeared to the north and we are looking at delays right now across parts of laguardia, newark, as well as philadelphia. i don't expect those to get better. we are going to be seeing this very slow moving system continue for the rest of the day. winter storm warnings in effect, that's where you see the pink
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from new hampshire through maine. we can expect 15 plus inches, even in this areas, maybe two feet of snow. allege the coast is the flooding that is the big problem from maine to massachusetts into delaware and maryland, we can be watching that happening, so this is the forecast we expect to see, for today, snow conditions to the north with that the rain continues, the dallas are going to continue and even get worse. tomorrow, we get a little bit of improvement but not very much. it's going to be a tough day, as well. >> defense secretary chuck hagel in baghdad. we'll get a live report on that he is looking to accomplish in one of this is final overseas visits as pentagon chief. >> capitol hill bracing for the release of the c.i.a. report on interrogation taxes. retired colonel michael kay will share his personal experiences with those very same methods. >> a lightning strike in singapore hitting a little too
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close for comfort for one man. that video and others captured by our citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time now for videos captured
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by our citizen journalists around the world. a soccer tournament in malaysia, local fans lit flares and threw bottles. >> in singapore, a close call during a storm with a lightning bolt strike ago tree just a few feet away from where this video was captured. you can see the intensity of the strike with that brief red for. >> a bird watcher catching an owl taking a quick dip in lake michigan. the great horned owl used the water to avoid a pair of falcons chasing him. it was doing the breast stroke. >> later this morning, we will finally get to say part of a much delayed report on c. ooh a. interrogation techniques, expected to show how al-qaeda suspects were subjected to sleep
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deprivation, confinement and waterboarding. the u.s. is stepping up security abroad in anticipation of a backlash. earlier this morning, we spoke to a former c.i.a. officer and to a former guantanamo bay prisoner about tactics used. >> waterboarding, the most extreme version of enhanced interrogation to three people. all three were senior al-qaeda members who we believed had critical intelligence of an imminent catastrophic attack on the united states. pressure, additional pressure on people, it works. >> the truth of the matter is that waterboarding is torture and yet somehow, the bush administration tried to say that unless it's actually a severe physical i am powerment, that cites organ failure or death, it's not torture. to have the most senior legal representative arguing this case is unbelievable. >> michael kay, former advisor to the u.s. ministry of defense,
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good to see. you when you were based in baghdad, you were involved in tactical questioning. what role did you play and what methods were used? >> we used to be involved in missions to apprehend high value assets, al-qaeda or insurgents, predicated over the backs of days, weeks, months of intelligence and these individuals would have certain information or be very key in some of the terrorism acts going on in the city. we used to apprehend them, put their bag over their head and take them for tactical questioning. i wasn't involved in the actual questions itself. >> is that tort sure? >> it is the extraction of information. there are various techniques that can be used in order to achieve that from solitaire confinement to sleep dep representativevasion to white noise, so shouting, sort of more psychological aspects. which do actually sit in line with the geneva protocols and
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principles. you've got the physical, the shoutings, the beatings and then you've got what we know at bear waterboarding. >> where is the line and was it clear where that line was between acceptable question and torture? >> personally, i didn't get involved in it. i think the line was drawn depending on the type of information that we were trying to extract. if the information was time sensitive and there was an immediate threat to life, then certain teak next, depending on the nature of the person, i think this is very important is that every person reacts very differently. >> is that the way it's supposed to be? when you talk about the geneva convention, the rules are in place to make sure that our people are treated the same way if they're captured by their people. when you were flying, were you concerned that there was a different set of standards or was everybody doing the same
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thing? >> i think there are inconsistency standards across the western hemisphere to what we see obviously with isis and what not. going on to this report, the things that really concern me are you could argue that we've invaded iraq and having a, which is ha caused immense collateral in terms of killing civilians, conducted air campaigns in libya and syria inflicting severe casualties. we are currently involved in a drone campaign in yemen and pakistan. that already is like sticking a large stick in a hornet's nest when it comes to risk versus value. >> why does the release of this report raise security concerns if those facts are on the table. >> this is the question, risk versus value added. i think all we are going to see from this report, and no one's really talking about the
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idealogy, the organic threat that gross from within. we talk about embassies abroad and how we force protect those, what about the ideology that feeds isis from people -- >> you are saying there is no value in releasing this report? >> i would question, i would severely question the value of releasing this report. >> what about accountability, what about not torturing in the future. >> exact will you, prevention is better than cure. that is something i would argue, but what it would say is that this, you know, this report doesn't have any accountability. this report has been looked at by the justice democratic and there were no criminal charges to be placed. this report does not hold feet to the fire. there is no call to action with this report, so why are we -- >> yesterday, backlash around the world or nothing is going to happen? >> i don't think the backlash will be immediate. i think it will grow that organic threat, indigenous threat and disenfranchise
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people. we will see more people joining isis from the u.s., u.k. and europe than if the report wasn't reds. >> thank you for your perspective this morning. good to see you. >> defense secretary hagel is in baghdad meeting with leaders in the campaign against isil. he said today while the u.s. wants to help, it's up to the iraqis to help themselves. he is the first pentagon chief to set foot in iraq since leon panetta traveled there three years ago. jane, what are iraqi officials hope to go accomplish with the trip by hagel today? >> we have to that he be may gel is the outgoing defense minister, but just by meet weight iraqi officials, that's accomplished something already. he is the first defense secretary in several years to come to iraq. it's not as if there hasn't been a lot happening here militarily, but the world's attention was
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galvanized by the isil takeover of knows as you will and roar place in june. what they're really discussing is that framework in which the u.s. is not only launching airstrikes, it's helping coordination and control and trying to figure out most importantly how to train troops and react vaught the iraqi army. we saw a number of divisions dissolved essentially when isil rolled through here and what it takes is another huge and expensive effort, probably involving the united states to get that army back up and running. del? >> hagel's been out ting the new momentum for iraqi security forces in their fight against isil. are those forces gaining the upper hand against that group or just being optimistic? >> if you look at where isil was in june and where it is now, they really have retreated quite a bit from a lot of territory in
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the north and the west of iraq. they are in control in other key places, cities, border areas, border posts, pieces of infrastructure. the airstrikes have been able to make them retreat, force them to retreat from key installations, such as the mosul damage, the beiji oil refinery, iraq's biggest. what it hasn't done is make sure they are gone for good. iraq doesn't have the troops to hold that territory and that's one of the big problems. >> live this morning in baghdad, jane, thank you very much. >> that deadly typhoon that slammed the philippines is now headed to vietnam. >> the death toll on this particular storm has gone up, we are looking at over 40. we are also looking at quite a bit damage that has gone on across the count are yous special will you agricultural. the storm here is where it hit the hardest. we were looking at an equivalent category three storm there. prior to that was a super
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typhoon, the strongest storm we have seen in 2014, the second storm that affected the western part of the pacific. now that the storm is moving into the south, into warm waters, we're going to be watching this carefully for redevelopment over the next several days. now the joint typhoon warning center saying it's going to stay a tropical storm, but we have to watch this carefully, because it does change. the track is taking it across the sea to vietnam and it's going to be a major rainmaker there. >> the mother of the 12-year-old shot and killed by cleveland police speaking out. we have the actions that she is taking against the officer and our legal contributor jami floyd is going to weigh in on the next steps for the family. >> fighting back at a sandwich giant. an exclusive conversation with fast food workers. jimmy john's forced them to sign a non-compete agreement.
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>> new questions about britain's royal bloodlines. some are asking about generations of kings past.
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one hour special only on al jazeera america >> top what you're doing and look at this, dallas, texas, the skyline there completely cloaked in fog. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in this next half hour, oil prices now looking at a five year low. looking at the role fracking has played and how its success could backfire. >> is uber about to be banned in india? what the company needs to do to address the growing criticism. >> a look at our latest headlines, chick hagel in baghdad this morning meeting with iraqi leaders and military commanders about isil. he is the first pentagon chief to visit in three years. >> the u.s. stepping up security overseas as a much delayed
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report on c.i.a. interrogation techniques is reds. it's expected to show how al-qaeda suspects were subjected to sleep deprivation, confinement in small places and waterboarding. >> the justice department is urging local police to adopt new racial profiling guidelines. the rules were revealed monday, banning the used of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation but only apply to federal officers. there were exceptions for airport screenings. >> the family of tamir rice is speaking out since their son's death at the hands of cleveland police. we have more. his mom is pushing for the prosecutor to skip the grand jury process altogether. >> she wants prosecutors to immediately charge the officer who shot her 12-year-old son to death two weeks ago, but her legal demands were only part of what she had to say as she recount the day she saw her
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youngest son lifeless on the ground. >> two little boys knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son twice in the stomach. >> grieving mother recounting the momentum she found out her youngest son was involved in a police shooting near their home two weeks ago. this surveillance video shows two cleveland police officers responding to a call about a person with a gun at the park when they encountered the 12-year-old poi holding an air soft begun. the officers, guns drawn, say they did not know the subject was a a kid and the gun not real. >> black male, maybe 20. >> one officer who was white, fires his weapon at the black youth. tamir falls to the ground. his mother is on the scene within minutes. >> i noticed my son laying on the ground and i went charging and yelling and everything at the police, because they wouldn't let me through. the police told me to calm down or they will put me in the back of a police car.
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>> she rode in the ambulance that rushed her son to the hospital, but he died the next day. >> this scenario cannot happen again in america. >> attorney benjamin crump who represents the families of trayvon martin and michael brown is now working for the rice family. >> we cannot have children playing cops or robbers on the play ground and police officers coming and claiming their lives because they are not equipped to deal with an encounter with a kid and a toy gun. >> his death added fuel to the anger across the country over the shooting death of michael brown and chokehold death of eric garner. this mother said justice for her son can only come in one form. >> i'm looking for a conviction. >> especially since she said her son was such a beloved member of the community who helped out at the school and recreational center. >> everybody just loved him. >> both police officers are on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation, which
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could take until february. remember last week, adjusts democratic investigation that began in 2013 revealed cleveland police frequently used excessive force and violated people's civil rights. we can expect changes to that police department sometime soon. del. >> thank you very much. we're joined now by our legal contributor jami floyd. thanks for being with us. the mother said she wants to skip the grand jury process, can she? >> she can, and you know, the grand jury process is under very intense scrutiny, not just in this case, but across the country now, right? we've been talking about it in ferguson, about it in new york, but about half the states go to grand jury's in high profile and in regular run of the mill cases. >> is the prosecutor using the grand jury for cover? >> that's the -- >> should he indict the officer? >> the concern is that prosecutors work so closely with
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the police that when a police officer is the defendant, we need transparency. what i would be asking for if i were attorney benjamin crump who has been called into this case by the family, i'd be asking for a special prosecutor, an independent person to come in and take on this case so it doesn't have -- >> -- prosecutor to bring about charges against the officer one way or the other. in other words, you have a tape, you see a boy. he has a gun, you hear a witness say looks like you the could be a toy gun, the officer may not know that, car pulls up and within a fraction of a second, that boy is dead. why do we have to go through the grand jury process? >> in cases where police officers are defendants, the law gives them incredible latitude, acting in their capacity as defendants, as officers, when they become defendants in cases like this. the law of self defense is pretty broad in this country, extremely broad when it's applied to police officers.
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this case is different. this severe, it appears, the facts have to come out, had some history of difficulty as a previous police department and this is a child, so very different, even though he had the toy gun than other cases. >> do you think he's being afforded the right that this child should have? >> i think this police officer, the administrative leave, a lot of people have made issues, that's part of the union that negotiated the police union negotiates that in these kinds of cases. i think that this case may break down differently than other cases we are seeing across the country. i think the grand jury process has to be reexamined, but we have 90 days to investigate this case and we'll come back and take a look at this case. whether we look at the grand jury process across the country, that's a separate question. i do think in this case they should consider as they have in the others, a special independent prosecutor to examine it. >> does the shooting go into that investigation or are they
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separate. >> that was a nearly two year investigation that was on going before tamir rice died. he was not part of that investigation and the city of cleveland has a long-standing problem with the use of force that was investigated by holder's justice democratic before tamir rice died. this is just an example of a long-standing problem in that police department. >> thank you for being with us this morning. >> my pleasure. >> an arson investigation is now underway in los angeles. officials are trying to figure out if this fire at an apartment building under construction was intentionally set. the blaze was so hot, it melted freeway signs and caused damage to three nearby buildings. the cost of repair is expected to run into the millions. >> the finishing touches being put on a new spending bill that could avert a government shut down. senator of maryland, a democratic has been working with republican congressman hall rogers of tuck tug on the plan. congress must pass a spending
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bill by thursday to avoid another shut down. he said top house and senate leaders are now just working out final sticking points. >> to an america tonight exclusive, two fast food workers from chicago are fighting back against one of the largest fast food chains in america. >> they were forced to sign an agreement that stops some from taking jobs elsewhere. we have their first television interview. >> this is the jimmy johns b.l.t. there's really nothing about it anyone would consider a mystery, that is unless you're jimmy johns. to them, this simple sandwich is a trade secret to be protected at all costs. >> thank you. >> for kaitlyn and emily, that mindset has placed a virtual lock on their job brought species. emily is an assistant manager at a store near chicago. a salary's employee, she said her our will you pay amounts to less than minimum wage. until recently, kaitlyn also worked at a local jimmy johns.
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we met them as a nearby restaurant. >> we wouldn't be able to work here. >> you couldn't? >> no, end of discussion. they serve -- they have to list the sandwiches. >> kaitlyn's talking about this, an agreement which also jimmy johns workers must sign. for two years, it posh bids former employees from working for any business which derives 20% of revenue from its sandwich if that is within three miles of a jim. >> i johns store. >> even restaurants that aren't fast food joints, you are not allowed to work at them. >> yeah, so waiting tables is pretty much out of the question, i guess. >> is this a place you'd like to work? >> yeah, i'm sure people would tip well here. >> under the jimmy johns agreement, kaitlyn and emily can't work for competing food establishment in any capacity, not just as an employee, but as opener, partner, investor, manager, agent or advisor. this map of the chicago area
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shows just how limited their job prospect are. anywhere there is red, they can't work for a competing business. >> i can't work at a gas station, i can't work at a mom and pop shop, i can't work at subway, panera, anything like that, anything that basically serves sandwiches. >> jimmy johns declient our request for an on camera interview. we followed up with an email asking my junior employees and delivery drivers have to sign these agreements. they declined that request, as well. >> i want to try to leave and find something different, but i feel like scared to leave. i don't know if i'll be able to find anything else. we're being treated like we're property of the company essentially, like we can only work there and all the experience that we have there is useless anywhere else. you're just a tool for them. >> america tonight host joins us
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now. how can this possibly be legal. >> that's a really good question and that's why there's a lawsuit going on. you know, jim. >> i johns hasn't actually gone after anyone yet who's tried to break their non-compete agreement, but these are employees who want to be model employees, model citizens and honor their contract, but at the same time, a lot of people don't know what they're signing. you're talking about 22-year-olds, people just going in and they want the job and just along with filling out other forms, this is slipped to them and they sign it and they have no idea that this is a non-compete agreement, usually reserved for people making six figures at giant corporations with trade secrets. what is so proprietary about what is in a b.l.t.? >> who knows? it is important that you said jim. >> i johns has not actually in forced this term of the agreement. do we know why they choose to have their employees sign it? >> we can only speculate that it's a method of controlling. when you do this, it also
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prevents an employee from negotiating for more pay once in the job as they're growing up, because you can never -- what are they going to do? they can't work anywhere else basically in the food industry within three miles of a jim. >> i johns. they're in 48 states. that's a lot. >> jim. >> i johns said employees can't work anywhere that gets more than 10% of their revenue from sandwiches. what do they define as a sandwich? >> they do say submarines, hero, deli, but at the same time, is a hamburg a year sandwich?and sand absolutely almost everywhere, if you think about it, almost every restaurant. it's dicey. >> i you this it comes down to corporate interests again and these minimum wage workers and that sort of gap that society is dealing with. >> america tonights kristoff, thank you for coming in thorn ts
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morning. helping in factuals with autism. >> crude oil hit a five year low, gas price falling, as well. a gallon of regular is now $2.65 a than, over $3 a gallon this time last year. prices will likely dip below $2.50 by years end. >> for energy producers, the people that make that fuel, that is bad news. >> some ask if this could bring an end to the fracking boom. >> as the price of crude oil plummets, one question is on the minds of energy producers. could america's fracking boom become a victim of its own success? fracking a controversial technique breaks up oil and gas using a high pressure cocktail of water, sand and chemicals has made the u.s. the world leading oil producer. america is churning out nearly
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9 billion-barrels of oil per day. as newer wells become more and more officials, for example in south texas, oil wells installed in 2014 are pumping almost 400 more barrels per day than those built in 2007. that's contributed to an overall drop in oil prices, a growing problem for drillers. >> the reason prices have dropped is we've had a slow down of the global economy. china is not demanding as much oil as we thought, but more tuckly, we just have a lot of supply of owl out there, a lot more than we expected. the u.s. in particular is just producing more and more and more oil month after month after month. >> with a 40% drop in prices since june, analysts say the price of owl is close where it's no longer profitable to drill. that means energy companies are now more likely to start pairing
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back. for workers in boom towns look willis in north dakota. that accounted mean less employment. as oil price drop and stay low, they become susceptible to mergers and acquisitions by larger corporations. >> they will get purchased, for a lot less than the outstanding debt. >> it's not all bad news. >> we're in a period of and you say stained fair will you low oil prices and that's going to help the economy he. you have thousands and millions of companies out there that are going to be paying less to do what they do. >> most americans should expect a few extra dallas at the end of the year. a recent analysis concluded that the average american household will save $750 annually because of the drop in oil prices. the only question now is whether those savings will help the broader they and offset the owl
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jobs that could be lost as prices decline. al jazeera, new york. >> the economic blow back from fouling oil prices taking its toll on the international markets, as well. china has cult its 2020 targets by one third. >> uber banned following a rape allegation by one of its drivers. >> we'll talk to cries management for the company with marketing consultant peter shankman. >> the leader of the free world taking a shot as being king of late night t.v. >> time now for our big quote, we are close to the end of a long road leading up to the release of the report on c.i.a. interrogation practices. >> one lawmaker said the following" at a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained spending our time and energy lake blame for the past." >> who is behind those words,
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>> who said at a time of great challenges and disunit, nothing will be gained spending our time and energy laying blame for the past. >> more trouble for uber here in the u.s. and overseas. portland is suing the company sawing it broke city laws for hiring vehicles. this comes days after uber launched in oregon. >> uber in india could be banned nationwide. the country is considering that amid a rape case. the car sharing service has already been banned in new dell will you and india is uber's biggest market outside the u.s.,
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police said that uber as a company did not do a background check on this driver who had been accused of raping another passenger in 2011. led me read you what the c.e.o. said appearing to shift the blame: >> why aren't regulations in place by uber? >> everything that happened, they seem to find a way to blame someone else or reasons or someone that doesn't involve them. it never seems to be their fault. they're having a really bad week to begin with. they've been banned in portland. the netherlands kicks them out. they're becoming a company without a country. this is not a good move for uber in india. it is a huge market for them after the u.s.
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additional, there were no background checks in india to begin with and there are some in india saying this is a play to get a foreign company out of the country, but uber us not doing themselves favors by the way they are responding to this. >> is this a situation where uber is being unfairly targeted? a recent poll by the reuters foundation ranked india as the fourth motor dangerous place for a woman to take public transport august. isobare a fall guy? >> to the extent that it's a big company with a lot of cash, so people are always talks it. you don't mention so much the public buses with anonymous people on it, but everyone knows their name and they're growing quickly. it should be policy that because we're going into a market with these dangers, we need to be extra careful. they can spend some of the $40.1 billion that they're worth
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and expend better tracking. >> uber operated in 60 cities and 21 countries in 2013, today in 250 cities and 50 countries. is this a sign that uber is growing too fast? >> they can grow as fast as they want. if you keep bringing in money and things keep making money, they're going to keep throwing more money at it and the cycle competes. they are not phutting in strategies to police themselves as quickly as they're growing, so things like this happen in india. in america, as well, drivers have taken the wrong route and people have complained and they've gotten out and beat up the passengers. this is not a one time thing. we they need to put in policies to prevent these things from happening as they get bigger. they are not going to stop anytime soon. >> thanks for your insights. >> the royals, william and kate creating a stir in the u.s. back in england, all the buzz is about richard the third.
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a new test shows husband lineage may not be as pure as thought, krauting questions about generations of kings. >> it was a humble land for one of england's most know tore cuss figures. richard iii displayed as the last power grabber of the house of york one might remember hum from high school english. >> now is the winter of our discontent. >> his remains unceremoniously dumped and for all in tents and purposes disappeared until researchers tracked them to a parking lot just two years ago. >> it's incredible, the fact that somebody can be killed in battle 525 years ago, thrown away, buried somewhere, and then all these years later, the body gets discovered in a car park.
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>> it took scientific sleuthing to find and confirm that the bones found in the car park match the last seen description of richard. >> he was age 32 when he died and we know that within his lifetime he was described as having one shoulder as higher than the other. >> i need to get a sample of your d.n.a. >> they tracked down known descendents and tapped modern technology with the probability is 99.99999% that these are his remains. >> that did confirm the remains at richard's, but results turned up some skeletons in the closet. genetic evidence that he wasn't exactly who he thought he was. >> they look at d.n.a. they trace from his sister the d.n.a. to living people and they scoff on the mother's side, it's absolutely identical, and then you look on the father's side and it's completely different,
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so that means that some hanky panky. >> what he's saying is that scientists turned up evidence of royal in discretion, the dirt unearthed on richard is that he wasn't the kung's son, which means those folks at buckingham palace today aren't his direct descentents. >> what's fascinating people is the possibility that because the male line is faulty, because obviously somebody crept in between the bed clothes who wasn't royal to father this current strand of d.n.a., that does throw a question mark over the legitimacy of the present line of the throne. >> based upon the principles. >> that's a bit of a recall kerr fluffle then, isn't it? >> we've never gone in search of an annointed king before, and we've certainly never found an
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annointed king before, asites huge, absolutely huge and we're going to rewrite the history books. >> she did say royal kerr fluffle. there have been calls for more bodies to be exhumed. the queen says it would raise too many questions. >> president obama meets steven colbert. the president highjacked the show. he got colbert out of his seat and took over the role as host. >> president obama, i -- i'm thrilled that you're here but did not expect you for another three minutes. >> you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, i decided i'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours. the president takes on colberts "the word" which he renamed the decree including the question just how to get his message out to young people. >> they watch comedy shows and i
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don't think the president going on one of those. they are beneath his dignity. [ laughter ] >> they did discuss more serious topics, as well, like immigration, the economy and the key stone x.l. pipeline. the president admitted the midterm elections didn't go quite as he would hold. the audience laughed on cue. >> it's amazing what those appearances do for presidential approval ratings. when bill clinton went onar sewn yo hall with a saxophone, all of a sudden he was young and hip. >> what have happened to him? >> i think he lost a show just this year. >> coming up in dough he has, political upheaval in zimbabwe as the vice president is fired. >> we'll have reaction all day to the c.i.a. interrogation report set to be reds. we'll dig diaper into how people around the world are responding. >> here now are images of the day. the duke and duchess of
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cambridge attending the nets-cavs game at the barclays center in brooklyn.
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zimbabwe's president sacks his deputy after accusing her of plotting to overthrow him. ♪ i'm shiulie ghosh, you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up, the united states increasing security around the world as it prepares to release a new report on thousand the cia tortured suspects. a show of unity, gulf countries meet to discuss growing security threats in the middle east. and global deaths from malaria have