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♪ it is primary day in new hampshire, the granite state candidates hearing appeals and some votes already cast. two trains collide head on in germany, some are killed and dozens are injured. a night of violence in hong kong hundreds of people riot in the streets. ♪ after months of campaigning voters in new hampshire get their say today, registered voters in a few small towns got to cast their ballots first including nine people which cast
their votes right at midnight and have done since 1960, welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. >> and new hampshire officials say they expect a record number of ballots to be cast today and likely cast the mark set in 2008 and al jazeera is live in manchester, new hampshire and mike several candidates there say they need a strong show just to stay in the race today. >> reporter: that is right and if the polls are believed to come in the race and the first ballot is being cast already in new hampshire donald trump will wake away and this is new hampshire and the polls are unreliable and a lot of last-minute politicking going on and undivided voters up to the eve of the election especially on the republican side this will be make or break. >> lost momentums from saturday.
>> reporter: rubio needs new hampshire and he seemed to be on the rise here after a third strong place finish in iowa. then came saturday night and blistering attack at the last republican debay and under fire he fell back on a standard talking point. >> this notion that barack obama doesn't know what he is doing. >> there it is. the memorized 25-second speech, there it is everybody. >> reporter: opposition narrative was born. the junior senator from florida is two canned a robot who cannot handle the pressure. >> i have not decided yet. >> reporter: but the man who led the attack on rub yo who is trailing badly in preelection polls and plead on bended needs from the town of hudson. >> got dirt on my pants and hope i got your vote, all right, good, hey. >> reporter: the republican leading in the polls donald
trump was challenged that a town hall, a man asking trump if he could look a syrian refugee child in the face and tell him he couldn't go to school in the u.s. >> i'll look him in the face. >> reporter: on the democratic side bernie sanders is pulling out the stops keeping up a frantic campaign pace despite a faltering voice. >> it belongs to all of us, not just the 1%. >> reporter: hillary clinton and her campaign lagging behind sanders among key democratic groups and younger voters and women from all age groups and clinton rallied alongside husband bill hitting back at the charge from sanders that she is too close to wall street. >> sanders took 200,000 from wall street firms not directly but through the democratic campaign committee, there was nothing wrong with that. it hasn't changed his view. it didn't change my view or my vote either.
>> reporter: back with rubio he made his pitch. >> what kind of country will it be. >> reporter: the newnesss and both undecided until the weekend and husband al-fitting the profile of the new hampshire independent voting for democrats in the past and now both say they are going with rubio. >> i decided yesterday and we went to a rubio event in manchester, the superbowl party and i listened to his speech and that is when i made up my mine. >> reporter: after new hampshire for democrats it's on to nevada and a week after that south carolina on the 20th and 27th and that is what hillary clinton is counting on. if she does as expected come in a distant second here in new hampshire she is hoping those states can provide a firewall and give her campaign a much needed jump start. >> you talked about the undecided and there are the undeclared in new hampshire without any political affiliation and what happens with them? >> that is the classic granite
state voter and they will be determinative in the election and many of the governor candidates and kasich and jeb bush and chris christie and perhaps none of them will make it out of the state unless they poll well today and the middle of the road voters are the so called establishment lane, those governors are the voters that pay targeting and will be pivotal in today's voting. >> mike in manchester, thank you very much. hillary clinton denying reports that she is planning to shake up her campaign state and politico says clinton is unhappy with her campaign messaging and digital messages but in an interview last night she dismissed it as gossip and says it's malpractice not to talk about what is working and not. michael bloomberg told the financial times he is evaluating
his options and said voters expect more discourse than they are getting and if he wants to run he has until next month to put his name on the state ballots and stay with us for new hampshire primary and starting a 7:00 eastern on al jazeera. a passenger train killing nine in southern germany southeast of munich during the rush sure hour and they pulled the survivors out trains apparently on the same track and we are at the crash site and dominant kane was there just before the death toll rose. >> the death toll has risen to eight, eight confirmed fatalities in the incident and it happened involving two trains operated by the private company meridian the rail track is owned by the german rail network but the company, a private company
meridian, the two trains collided on a single stretch of track and happened around 7:00 local time so perhaps four hours ago and we understand as you say there are many other dozens of casualties and it's being suggested that at least 15 are injured and another 40 are severely injured and of course there are the other casualties here of more lighter injuries perhaps and understand that the authorities say that perhaps 15 helicopters and ambulances were sent to the scene and many other ambulances rushing to the scene when first this incident happened and the german justice minister has been tweeting about her sorrow about what happened and expressing thanks to rescue workers who rushed to the scene to try to provide first aid and assistance as possible and clearly the population is going to hinge about what caused the trains to be on a collision course on a single track stretch
of the rail track that is something logic would dictate they shouldn't have been in the same place at the same time and certainly that is something the media here are suggesting perhaps there was a signal failure but there is no confirmation of that so far, all we do know is eight people are confirmed dead and many, many dozens of people are wounded. >> reporter: that is al jazeera in berlin and the official death total nine and rescue operations there were difficult because the accident happening in a remote location. developer of an apartment building that collapsed in taiwan are under arrest and police seeking to charge him with negligence, 41 people died so far from the quake, most were in that one apartment building. rescuers are working around the clock to save people still believes to be trapped in the rubble and these are scenes from the rescue operation. >> reporter: the center of a major rescue operation and also the focus for an investigation into building practices that could have far reaching
consequences. there is increasing evidence that the alterations to the design and construction of the complex contributed to saturday's collapse which was triggered by an earthquake. >> i was very sorry that we couldn't prevent it from happening. >> reporter: she is an architect who says lessons were learned after a much bigger earthquake in 1999. since then new buildings in taiwan have had to withstand earthquakes but the regulations don't apply to private buildings built earlier. >> i think most of the buildings built before 1999 have no guarantees to be seismic. >> reporter: what happened on saturday has raised concerns about the regulation of buildings like this one and how the developer was allowed to build it the way he did. he has now been detained by the authorities while attention focuses on other blocks built by the same contractor. this apartment block built around the same time and bearing the resemblance to the one that
collapsed also suffered crack as local residents showed us. of course it's scary this man told us and cracks on walls and pillars raise concern about what structural damage there might be underneath. >> translator: i worry about the safety for all of our 300 residents. >> reporter: back at the site of the collapse civil engineers work along rescue teams. >> translator: we will be providing a full report and of course we need to learn lessons from this tragedy. >> reporter: long after the rescuers left the engineers will still be working here, rb mcbride taiwan. hong kong is on edge after violence early this morning during lunar new year celebrations and more than 100 people fought with police throwing stones and set fires and fired warning shots as they tried to push back the angry crowd and it began when police started evicting illegal outdoor
vendors and they have condemn the rioters. >> translator: we can not tolerate that and they will not spare to arrest the rioters and meanwhile i would like to deliver my condolence to the police officers and news reporters injured in the riot. >> reporter: police have been turning a blind eye to the unlicensed food stalls in previous years and took a stronger line this week fencing off areas to block them. turkey saying 600,000 refugees are fleeing the fighting in aleppo and conflict forcing as many as 35,000 civilians to leave that st. and many city and many are camped in the border and the army has made significant gains against the rebels and backed by iranians and russian support which it says it's making the situation for the refugees worse. >> reporter: we had talked to our russian counterparts about their continued military activity in syria and the degree to which it is contributing to a lack of humanitarian assistance
getting where it needs to get to, an increase in what we have seen are credible reports or reports from credible organizations about civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure. >> secretary of state john kerry will push for a ceasefire and meeting with leaders in munich later this week and zaina has the latest. >> reporter: humanitarian is worse and tens of thousands are people are already on the move and those who have found shelter in the border town of zaz are packing belongings they have and heading to the western side of aleppo according to doctors without borders and the camps no longer have capacity and people are sleeping in the streets so humanitarian crisis on the ground as the military offensive continues. the government is trying to reach the border with turkey and it wants to reach the crossing.
right now there are approximately 25 kilometers south of that crossing. the opposition is vowing to fight back but they are facing difficulties simply because of the intense russian air strikes what we understand from activists on the ground those air strikes are continuing, targeting neighborhoods inside aleppo city and it's a battle ground and no one front line and people in the city are bracing for the possibility, the possibility they will be able to encircle the eastern portion of the city. it's their job to watch the skies, civil defense volunteers in the east of the city are on alert whenever they hear the sound of jets. as first responders to scenes of attacks these volunteers have been busier than usual. russian air strikes have intensified since the syrian government offensive began in aleppo over a week ago, those forces are now close to be sieging the rebel held neighborhoods in the city and
civil defense volunteers say they are the only hope for those who may be trapped. >> translator: there are some people who are leaving the city because they are afraid of the siege. god willing it won't happen but regardless volunteers and our families decided to stay because we need to help the people and fighters who chose to stay. >> reporter: civilians are increasingly helpless, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed. they workout of makeshift clinics because hospitals have been reduced to rebel after years of war and medical workers are now preparing for the worst and the government besieged areas of syria where people continue to die from the lack of food and medicine and the fear is eastern aleppo may be next. >> translator: we will stay here and remain stead fast but the medical supplies we have are only enough for a month and a half. >> reporter: the armed opposition is just as defiant and use whatever weapons they have but their opponents control
the skies and nevertheless they say they will not with draw. >> translator: good willing they cannot lay siege to aleppo and have military plans to confront this and promised or brothers in syria we will fight. >> reporter: there are many front lines in the providence of aleppo, the opposition has lost territory and the countryside but they are still fighting back. >> that is zaina reporting from the turkey-syrian border. canadian government is dropping out of coalition air strikes against i.s.i.l. and the prime minister says canada is committed to the fight but says air strikes only bring short term gains and canada will stop participating in them in two weeks and he is tripling the number of forces training local ground troops and his government committed more than $800 million in humanitarian aid in the next three years. the widow of a top i.s.i.l. leader is contributed to the death of an american hostage and killed by the group in syria
last year and the justice accuses him of holder miller captive and having her raped repeatedly by the chief and is currently in iraqi custody and 25-year-old was married to the i.s.i.l. commander killed last year. >> reporter: stock futures pointing down with japanese big losses in three years and closing down 5% and exchange posting losses of five of the six last training sessions, poor performance with sell off and going to government security and yields on bonds to the lowest levels in a year. passengers on a cruise ship caught in a severe storm are now back on land the royal caribbean ship returned to new jersey on monday after hitting a severe storm this weekend and passengers posted videos like these on social media showing huge waves and a rocking boat and one senator has called for
an investigation and the weather was worse than predicted and giving them a refund and a discount off their next trip. investigation underway into this bus accident in connecticut and dozens were hurt when the bus overturned on 95 during a snowstorm and not clear what the weather played and he they were on their way from new york to the casino. a nagging system bringing snow from days to come from the great lakes to the northeast and nicole it's just what troublesome. >> it's nuisance is a what i call it and not major except in a couple of areas and we had two different areas and kind of colessed in the northeast, one, the same one that the cruise impacts and that was crawling up the coastline and that was forecast and never would have sailed into that but that one now lingering snow in places like maine and you can see the other ones coming through the great lakes and merges like that and it seems seamless the snow
with a tiny break and the snow back in illinois and it will clear here first slowly but a lot of snow potential over the next couple days in terms of just little amounts. we also still have some gusty winds as you get into the midwest and going east to the great lakes and winds in the 20 miles per hour range and it will blow what comes down but not a lot coming down and most places will get 1 or 2" over the next day or two and couple exception like appalachians and 4-6" possible and around the great lake with the wind set up and up of michigan and upper peninsula could get by the end of the week with the wind flow up to a foot of snow but for most places this is nuisance snow for the next couple of days and hope it doesn't keep people from the polls in new hampshire and the other side of the story you can see this lingering around for a couple of days is that temperatures behind that in some
cases 10-20 degrees belowaf -- below average. you fly planes in hurricanes. >> and winter storms as well. >> you wouldn't want to be on the boat. >> the boat, sea level, i don't get sea sick but imaging people were not real happy. >> they said 60-70 miles per hour winds. >> you don't want to be in a boat in that. u.s. olympic committee saying it's not stopping athletes going to rio and advised federations of skipping the games in august and committee saying it can't force the athletes to go, some of them are already getting ready and saying they are not letting the virus get in the way of their olympic dreams. >> i don't care what viruses come out, i'm going to finish it out and i can't worry about the little things and my shoe untied i have to go. >> reporter: c.d.c. putting emergency operations on high alert for a possible outbreak in the united states and the
president asking for more money to fight the virus and al jazeera john has the details. >> reporter: president obama is asking congress for 1.8 in federal funding to stop the virus and telling americans back at home on cbs this morning not to panic. >> the good news is this is not like ebola. people don't die of zika. a lot of people get it and do not know they have it. >> reporter: but zika is sweeping south america especially brazil, women who are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant are at risk and scientists suspect there is a link between zika and birth defects and microencephaly where a newborn's head are smaller than babies of a similar age and do not know if the virus actually causes birth defects or not and the emergency federal cash will be used to see how it forms, thrives and spreads. >> we have already started to develop a vaccine in the early stages and we can predict we
likely would be in phase one trial just to determine if it's safe and if it induces a good response probably by the end of the summer and get that going background the end of this year. >> reporter: as with the ebola outbreak in west africa in 2014 federal cash will find its way overseas of the 1.8 billion, 300 million will be used to help tackle zika where it is most prevalent in south america where trash on the streets is a breeding ground for the mosquitos that deliver it. because living conditions are quite different in the u.s. experts are cautiously optimistic of stopping a massive outbreak here. >> i think in that context we are optimistic we won't have large scale local transmission and not betting on it and we want to do everything to make sure we don't have widespread transmission. >> reporter: the funding is a good first step the best way to control them is on the ground where zika is thriving where young women and poor people are
most at risk. doctors at john hopkins will soon transplant organs between hiv positive people and received federal approval and will start when they are identified and transfers were illegal in the u.s. until 2013 when president obama signed the hope act allowing them. doctors say up wards of a thousand lives a year could be saved. when we come back we will talk about prison violence and affect on guards. we visited a california official that says may be driving guards to commit suicide. >> haiti is a country without president and i'm in porto prince and are struggling and don't care who the next person is as long as that president helps improve their lives. >> just like that, i might have genetically modified a mosquito. >> it's like a video game with genes.
♪ the justice department is investigating an alleged data breach that could impact 30,000 government workers. >> they posted the details of nearly 10,000 homeland security employees and also say they plan to release information from 20,000 workers at the f.b.i., the data was reportedly retrieved through a justice department e-mail account. city council in ferguson, missouri will vote to reform the city's justice system and if it says no the federal government promised to sue as al jazeera john henry smith either choice could cost the city millions of dollars it says it doesn't have. >> reporter: the city of ferguson says it is $3 million in dead over the unrest there 18 months ago. unrest that erupted after the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown by then officer darren wilson. the city's own numbers indicate the dead would more than double if the city council votes to
approve a consent agreement with the department of justice and loretta lynch's office agreed with it to define a government found in questionable policing practices and the city is holding a series of meetings to discuss this and the po 2e7b -- potential costs and they sign it and it is done and we wanted to make sure the residents could actually see what the product was and weigh in before there was a signature. >> reporter: puts a cost of fulfilling the consent agreement at almost $4 million and the most costly is officers to be paid better than other officers in the st. louis area and mandate salary increases for administrative and fire department personnel and the city would have to pay for the cost of a justice department monitor for three years while increasing diversity training for officers and installing software to identify officers with overly violent tendencies in addition to other costly
measures the implemented like fitting officers with body cameras, if ferguson rejects the department the justice department plans to sue and that could cost the city millions more to defend itself. >> we would like to avoid litigation. we would like to continue the work we have been doing with the reforms that have been going on in ferguson now for over a year and really just move us forward as a community. >> reporter: 7:00 p.m. the people of ferguson will have one last chance to speak on what they think the city council should do and six council members and the mayor will cast their vote. >> john we were talking during your package but ferguson is not the only city that is having this situation and it's being investigated by the feds so what other cities are they looking at? >> let's take the city of albuquerque, the albuquerque pd agreed to a justice department settlement and estimates to cost $6 million in the first year to fu
fulfill and cleveland is spending 10 million in the first year and the cities have a much lodger tax base and ferguson population is in the neighborhood of 21,000. >> they are still recovering from the protest superintendent of the michael brown shooting. john henry smith stay with us in our next hour and we will talk with a representative representing ferguson about the issues facing city. lynch is visiting role models and kicking off a tour in miami dade and other stops are phoenix, los angeles and portland, oregon and they say the police in these towns successfully got over relations with the residents there. trials are appealing a judge decision to bar porter from testifying against his fellow officer and say the judge over stepped authority and two others with officers in gray's arrest were postponed over the
questions and porter's lags fall -- allegations resulted in a hung jury. young testified on monday he fired his gun accidentally after a noise startled him and no idea he hit anyone until he heard a women crying. public crisis in marty gray. >> a deadlier form of heroin. >> and an actor prevented from catching a flight to the u.s. and says the airline owes him an apology. ♪
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rescue crews are using heavy machinery to use debris in search of survivors. >> the polls are open in new hampshire right now. these are live pictures coming out of the granite state, some candidacy counting small wins, a small town giving victory to better than sand and john kasich, a total of nine people voted there. sanders in polls lead hillary clinton by double digits on the democratic side. donald trump has a wide lead over marco rubio for the republicans. the political director of nh1 joins us live from manchester. as many as a third of voters undecided going into today. if there are nothing go be surprises, what might they be? >> great question. that's the beauty of new hampshire. voters want to see the candidates over and over again until the last weekend, still haven't made up their mind until the last day. 40% of independents, they can
vote in the democratic or republican primary. they wanting to where the action is. seems like more of the action is on the republican side. the polls suggest that bernie sanders is up big time over hillary clinton, so maybe they want to vote on the republican side where so much is up for grabs for second place, third place, fourth place. tonight, we really don't know what's going to happen. >> that's what makes it fun. the latest poll shows to marco rubio or robo rubio he is being called for repeating the same attack line over and over again is slipping, but not as much as people might have thought. >> yeah, you know, the debate, it was not good for marco rubio but it was a saturday night, not that many people actually saw it. if you go to his rallies. i went to them sunday and monday, there were a lot of people there. rubio, cruz, kasich, bush, you've got candidates battling
for second, third, fourth spots. christie seems to be fading. i saw him sunday. he had a lot of energy and felt good about his hi performance. so many questions marks, we will have acknowledges for you tomorrow. >> better than sand has the huge lead but there are reports of a staffing shakeup in the clinton campaign and they are trying to manage expectations at this point, bill clinton on the campaign trail. it is getting ugly. some say clinton only wants a moral victory. what would a moral victory be? >> i guess losing by less than 10 points, keeping it to single digits. a year ago, this was clinton country. this is the state that made bill clinton the come back kid. eight years ago, it resist today hillary clinton after she lost in iowa. she came here, carried her on to a historic matchup against barack obama. bernie sanders has been up
double digits in the polls. the democratic electorate is energized by bernie sanders. she has a powerful ground game and organization here, so she has a chance to keep it close. we'll see if she can succeed. >> the last time, it was the female vote, women voted in record numbers for hillary clinton because she said she was going to break that glass ceiling. they seem to be abandoning here in droves. why? >> for a lot of reasons, but i think one is we're seeing the democratic electorate what we're seeing in the republican electorate. voters angry at washington and the establishment. bernie sanders has been a politician for 40 years but doesn't look like one, sound like one, smell like one an have energized the left as donald trump has the right. hillary clinton is establishment, basically will be another in our years of barack obama. maybe they don't want that.
>> michael bloomberg $36 billion net worth, richer than donald trump, would make him a big winner if donald trump considers himself to be a winner. he said he is seriously thinking about getting into the race. who does he help, who does he hurt? >> i think if we see trump winning big and sanders bank big tonight, that may influence bloomberg a little more to jump into the race. he may feel republicans are going too far to the right, democrats to the left. gun control has become his signature issue over the last couple years. i could see him dividing and taking votes more from the democratic nominee. it's so tough for a third party candidate to run in a general election. >> at least he wouldn't have to take wall street money. paul, thank you very much. stay with us for the latest on the new hampshire primary. we're going to have covering
throughout the day. tonight our coverage begins 7:0. south africa's top court is hearing arguments from the political opposition today. they want president zuma to pay back government money he used for home improvements. hundreds of protestors also want him to resign. he has been in power since 2009. he originally denied taking $23 million of government money, but last week offered to pay back part of that he used. the court is expected to rule this week. there is as growing political crisis in haiti. the president stepped down from office sunday without a successor. politicians there signed a last minute deal to install a transitional government. many haitians hope an end to the uncertainty will improve their lives. >> adrien paul and her family have struggled to survive on this mountain for three years. the 2010 earthquake destroyed their home. with no other options, they came
here to the outskirts of port-au-prince and built this rack shackle shelter clinging to the mountain side. >> i don't feel good here. i can't commit suicide, you know, but it's hard to live in these conditions. >> six people are crammed into this room. they don't have running water or electricity. her husband earns $50 a month. they often can't pay their son's school fees. wind and rain constantly threaten to demolish these houses. by one recent estimate, more than 160,000 earthquake refugees are now settled here in the camp. >> since we've been here, not one person from the government has visited. wee teal like leftovers. >> former president marteli took office in 2011 vowing to help haitians rise from the radio i believe so of the devastation. during his farewell address to
the country, he counted his leadership after the earthquake as one of his biggest achievements. >> the only thing that the president has built was a stadium in front of us. it doesn't mean anything. >> we didn't find anyone planning to vote in the presidential election scheduled for april. what people want here is any leader who will make changes that might actually improve their lives. adrien said each day, she physically feels pain about the way her sons are growing up. al jazeera, port-au-prince. the wheaton college professor who wore a head scarf to show solidarity with muslims is leaving the school. the school reached an agreement with her. she's been on administrative leave since december after she made comments on facebook that christians and muslims worship the same good. >> a chi sheik actor was barredm
boarding a flight from mexico city to new york because of his at your ban. the security person asked him to take off his at your ban. when he refused, he couldn't board the plane. air mexico regrets the incident. pakistan national airlines has partially resumed operations after a country wide long strike. three workers were killed in clashes with police in karachi. employees began protesting on february 2 after learning of the government plans to privatize the airline. it is fat tuesday, mardi gras and new orleans will be celebrating. that usually means a raucous party on the streets but this year, things may be sub you be died. there are concerns over a recent spike in heroin overdoses and a deadlier form of the drug in the big easy. >> as massive crowds take over
new orleans for mardi gras, city leaders are working to spread the word about what they're call a public health crisis. doctors and first responders say they are seeing a staggering increase in the number of suspected heroin overdoses, getting nearly double the number of calls each day. >> anytime your city's a destination for a large number of visitors, you want to make sure that those people are aware that anything on the street could be life threatening to them. >> dr. peter w. is the chief medical officer at university medical center. he said the spike in overdoses is likely heroin mixed with fentanyl. >> fentanyl is three times to four finals more powerful than heroin. if you're thinking that you are injecting heroin alone and it's mixed with fentanyl, it will have a more powerful effect. the side effects are
increasation of breathing, so people stop breathing. >> heroin abuse has increasingly become an epidemic nationwide. the c.d.c. said the number of users that increased among both men and women and across most able groups. among those 18-25, the number has doubled. in new orleans, health officials are encouraging those with loved once who use heroin to purchase narcan for overdose treatment. it's now available in new orleans without a prescription. >> without a doctor seeing the patient themselves, people can walk in and get this life saving medication and have it available and on hand in case they encounter a family member or someone who may be having an overdose from heroin or an opioid. >> louisiana also has a good samaritan law to allows people to report a suspected overdose without the fear of being arrested.
health officials are in no way condoning heroin use but said these steps is about saving lives. this morning a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from los angeles jail is back in police custody. officers arresting steven lawrence wright in nevada last night. they say a $20,000 regard for information generated a lot of tips from the public. they don't believe he committed any crimes since he was released last month. >> violence is a daily part of prison life but the situation so bad that one california prison, officials say it may have led the guards there, five of them to commit suicide in the past seven years. the high desert state prison is located in susanville in northeast california. america tonight explored live there. >> in the past seven years, there have been five suicide at high desert prison. this is his widow. >> why did scott take his own
life. >> the job, his job. >> in 2002, jones left a job at a grocery store and became a correctional officer. by 2012, jennell said, the excessive violence and stress overwhelmed him. one morning, he dropped his 10-year-old son off at school, drove to a secluded area and shot himself in the head. >> is this the note that scott left. >> it is. jennell, love you, the job made me do it. >> a year before his suicide, scott and a few coworkers tried to get the word out. they sent this letter to the state whistle blower tip line asking for protection. they never heard back. his fellow guards soon found out, jennell says and they retaliate. >> you believe that some of the commanding officers were actually fabricating things about scott, telling them to the inmates to the inmates would target scott. >> yes. >> what effect did this have on
him. was he constantly looking over his shoulder. >> constantly, yes. >> what did he say to you? >> one of the things he said is that jennell, i thought going to do this job was the best thing for our family and i think this is the biggest mistake i've ever made. he was tired of looking over his shoulder, he was tired of trying to understand what the heck they are wanting him to do. he hated it. he hated life. >> there's 32 other prisons in california and yet they didn't have all these suicides. i mean, it seems that there's something definitely going on at high desert. >> i do believe there is something going on with high desert. i think it has a lot to do with the town. juror susanville is tiny. prisoners make up nearly half of the town's 17,000 residents. now, nearly everyone is connected to the prison. if you don't work there, you know someone who does.
in a town this small, speaking up is a tall order. >> you may say something at work and get somebody in trouble. you may get past it at work, but then you come home and they are next door. >> the prison is the biggest employer in the county. in one way, they're just as trapped as the inmates. al jazeera, susanville, california. you can see more of the reporting on america tonight that airs tonight at 9:30 eastern time. a mass of cold air is causing temperatures to plunge in the midwest and all that will soon spread east. let's bring in nicole mitchell. nicole. >> i don't really even have to preface this now. it just feels cold out there. look at some of these feel like temperatures, once you add in the cold wind, a lot of these temperatures are above zero. it feels like minus 18 in minneapolis, minus five in chicago. a flow from the north is sucking in all the colder air all the way through the south. this is how this moves the next
couple days. it just shifts to the east a little bit. by the weekend, the east will get the coolest temperatures, more into the 20's for some portions of the coastline, but dex the coldest air will be around the midwest. 24 today in chicago, that drops into tomorrow. as far south at atlanta, temperatures in the 30's, possibly with all of that cold air funneling in. you'll feel a change with all of that. that's the same in these areas, around the lakes and higher elevations, we'll get more of that. a lot of people are asking because it impacts boating--voting. in new hampshire, one system moves out, light stuff could move in later in the day but mostly it's a good election forecast. >> you just put on the chains in new hampshire. >> they're used to it. >> nicole, than thank you very . researchers at the university of florida say there were a record number of shark attacks in 2015.
they found 90 eye unprovoked attacks worldwide, 10 more than the record set in 2000. six were fatal. the u.s. saw 59 shark attacks. more than half were in florida. experts say we will see increasing attacks as human population grow and more sharks swim in the waters. on the subject of attacks, security cameras capturing a terrifying scene in india. an 8-year-old mail leopard entering the school in the city of banglore. it was eventually tranquilized and sent back into the wild. seriously cute pictures from the zoo in washington, d.c. the video was released on instagram, the panda teaching her cub to climb. it shows her helping the cub back down to safety, bebe was born in august. a petition to force out the governor. >> michigan taking the first
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crisis, were tossed out because of spell or grammatical errors. >> the petition is very clear. it should only have very few word pronunciations that's wrong. >> one of the petitions was approved. it question's snyder's decision to take control of the state office that reforms schools. critics say the move bypassed local policies. attention on snyder and the water crisis will only increase ahead of a democratic debate to be held in flint in a few weeks. presidential hopeful bernie sanders wants the republican governor out of office. >> people will be paying the price for this for their entire lives, how many we don't know. the right thing in my view to do is to resign. >> hillary clinton also made flint a campaign stop this weekend. >> clean water is not optional, my friends. it is not a luxury. >> the petition gives organizers 180 days to gather enough signatures to add the measure tort ballot later this year. snyder says he has no intention
of resigning. >> governor snyder says he wants to solve the problem, insisting that things are going in the right direction. >> so gun snyder facing two problems on two fronts, the water, the schools. >> that's right, the reason why this petition was approved yesterday is because the governor signed an executive order last year and basically was taking over the school reform office from the michigan department of education. now critics say that first of all, it was unconstitutional and also didn't help at all with the failing schools. >> i guess the other question now is how partisan is the state board? >> very much so. it's split up with democrats and republicans and there's four on the boards so they need three votes for one of these petitions to go through. a law in california allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses is getting a huge response. the bill went into effect at the beginning of last year. the state d.m.v. said an estimated 16,000 licenses were
issued to immigrants, half of all new applicants. 12 states grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. peyton manning celebrating with his 4-year-old twins at disneyland monday. you didn't see him starring in one of those famous i'm going to disneyland commercials at the end of the game. this his the second time disney didn't air the commercial right after the game itself. manning and the rest of the broncos back in denver, hundreds of thousands expected to gather for a parade there today. sunday's 2010 victory is the broncos third superbowl championship win. now we know why beyonce looks to flawless. this air b. and b. fit for a queen. she posted picture of her rental this weekend. the estate goes for $10,000 a night on air b. and b., featuring sweeping views of the san francisco bay area, it is 30
minutes from where the game was played, west be five bedrooms, a piano and infinity pool. going to be a controversy over peyton manning going to the disneyland celebrations. >> he did not get the m.v.p. >> it's usually the m.v.p. saying i'm going to go disney land. reforming the police in ferguson is going to come with a huge cost. a florida bill preventing protection of non-documented immigrants. >> the violence and the threat of violence is ever present. >> i deal with this every day of my life! >> i don't like to see people get killed. >> al jazeera america's
decision day, new hampshire voters going to the polls, getting their say over who stays in the presidential race. a deadly head-on collision, rescue workers dig through the rubble of a train crash in germany. riots in hong kong, violence as police try to remove street vendors during new year's celebrations. stranded at the border. turkey debates what to do with the thousands of residents
running from the fighting in aleppo. it is a tradition every four years, voters in the small down casting their ballots in the new hampshire primary. they did so at the stroke of midnight. their nine ballots going for better than and john kasich. they are still voting right now in the granite state. it is the nation's first primary. welcome company your world this morning. >> it is make or break in new hampshire, polls opened statewide an hour ago and thousands are expected to cast ballots. mike viqueira is live this morning in manchester, new hampshire, the stakes are pretty high for several candidates especially in the gop field, right? >> you're absolutely right, stephanie. it's all over but the voting here after a furious bought here, candidates crisscrossing the state, many on the edge on the bubble. if they don't do well here, they
could be heading home. supporters will see no more reason to keep sends checks and sending them to the polls. donald trump is going to run away with this thing. if you average the poll, he's got roughly twice the polling of his closest competitor and most of those ma is marco rubio and on the democratic side, bernie sanders that long held a monumental, a colossal advantage, a gap between himself and hillary clinton on the democratic side. it is on the republican side where many candidates could be disappearing if they do not farewell today. many people are looking at the so-called governor's side of things, jeb bush of course the former governor of florida, chris christie of new jersey and john kasich of ohio. really, they're going to have to coalesce those voters if they mount a challenge to donald trump and ted cruz on the conservative side. a lot of questions today, the first vote that is a tradition as you guys noted here in new hampshire come midnight on the
primary day, way up in the north country as they call it here in a place called dixville notch, they cast votes in a tiny hamlet up there. we talked to voters early this morning. >> it was surreal and i felt very calm. it was on honor, because it wasn't something for me, it was something for voting. it was something for the democratic process. >> normally a single vote, a lot of people say your vote doesn't matter, because it's a drop in a bucket, well tonight, it was a pretty big drop in a pretty small bucket. it was neat to have that experience. >> hillary clinton has already been to a polling place today talking to folks as they go to the polls. rallies are planned for tonight, victory parties, many hope. >> can you talk about the atmosphere where you are? i can't help but notice it looks like they are herding cattle behind you. [ laughter ] >> yeah. we showed up this morning and the long hair bovine creatures
are behind me. they are wearing a bernie sign. i've got to be honest with you, your guess is as good as mine. i think they are actually promoting a vegetarian cause. talk about new hampshire in a larger sense, if you talk about it, i mean, two thirds of eligible voters are expected to turn out to the polls today. while yesterday, last night we were in the middle of a snowstorm, the skies have cleared today. it's going to be -- they're calling for a record turnout of the secretary of state here. it's an exercise in civics and democracy. while people here are sick and tired of the ads, tired of the mailers, they protect this every four years their first in the nation status and there really is a great deal of civic involvement. >> the creatures behind you
might be supporting sanders but there is a bunch of undeclared, not registered with any particular party. any indication of which side they are leaning towards? >> there isn't. it's sort of a classic almost a cliche, the independent streak that runs through the granite state of new hampshire voters. i talked to some who just decided over the weekend. the late deciders, that is the key hunt. those are the voters that will be pivotal here to see who survives. >> mike viqueira in manchester, thank you. >> not just bovines, but long heard bovines.
politico is saying hillary clinton is unhappy with her digital mental. clinton dismissing that as gossip. she said she is committed to her current team. she said it would be malpractice not to talk about what is working and not working during the campaign season. the former mayor of new york confirms he is thinking about getting into the presidential race. michael bloomberg saying is now evaluating his options, saying voters deserve better than the level of discourse that they are getting. he said if he runs, he only has until next month to start putting his name on state ballots. stay with us for more on the new hampshire primary. we'll have live coverage today and tonight. our coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time, right here on aljazeera america. investigators on the scene of a train collision in germany said two commuter trains that crashed had no time to brake before colliding head-on. nine people died in the accident
during the morning rush hour. all the survivors have been pulled out. the trains were on the same track. dominic cain has more. >> it happened involving two trains operated by the private company meridian. the rail track is owned by the german rail network, but the company a private concern, meridian. the two trains collided on a single stretch of track at about 7:00 local time. we understand that there are many dozens of casualties. it's been suggest that had perhaps 15 people are critically injured, further 40 severely injured. then of course, there are the other casualties here of more lighter injuries perhaps. we understand that the authorities say that perhaps 15 police helicopters, ambulances, were sent to the scene and many other ambulances rushing to the scene when first this i understand happened. the german justice minister has
been tweeting about the sorrow about what happened, expressing thanks to the rescue workers who were rushed to the scene to try to provide as much first aid and assistance as possible. clearly the investigation is going to hinge about what caused those two trains to be on the collision course on a single track stretch of the rail track. that is something logic would dictate that they shouldn't have been in the same place at the same time. certainly that is something the media here is suggesting perhaps there was a signal failure. there is no confirmation of that so far. >> it is unclear how fast the trains were traveling when they crashed. the german rail officials have said they can travel as fast as 80 miles an hour on the stretch of track where the accident happened. >> hong kong on edge after violence during a lunar new year celebration. these are the scenes coming out, more than 100 people fight, police, throwing stones, setting
fires. officers fired warning shots as they tried to push back the crowds. the violence began when police started evicting illegal outdoor food vendors during festives there. in taiwan, crews are using heavy machine to search for survivors after an earthquake. the developer of the amount building that collapsed was arrested. rob mcbride has more from the scene of the rescue operations. >> it is still the center of a major rescue operation that is now the focus of an investigation into building practices that could have far reaching consequences. there is increasing evidence that the alterations to the design and construction of the complex contributed to saturday's collapse, which was triggered by an earthquake. >> i was very sorry that we couldn't prevent it from happening. >> an architect says lessons were learned after a much bigger earthquake in 1999.
since then, new buildings in taiwan have had to withstand earthquakes, but the regulations don't apply to private buildings built earlier. i think most of the buildings built before 1999 have no guarantees to be seismic. >> what happened on saturday has raised concerns about the regulations of buildings like this one and how the definitely on thatter was allowed to build it the way he did. he was now retained by the authorities while attention focuses on other blocks built by the came contractor. >> this was built around the same time and bears resemblance to the one that collapsed also suffered cracks as the local residents showed us. of course it's scary one man told us. other cracks on pillars raised concerned about structural damage underneath. >> i worry about the safety for all of hour 300 residents. >> back at the site of the collapse, civil engineers work
alongside rescue teams. >> we will be providing a full report. of course we need to learn lessons from this tragedy. >> lange after the rescuers have left with that the engineers will still be working here. rock mcbride, al jazeera. dozens of people in connecticut were hurt when a bus overturned during a snowstorm. it's not clear what role the weather played. the bus was on its way from new york city to the mohican san casino. >> no let up in the snow. it has been stubborn. >> we have a pattern if you look at the broad picture. you can pick out a little bit of where the clouds go around up and west. it's a ridge that keeps things warm and kind of blocks everything out and then a trough which keeps things colder and more active in the eastern half of the country. we definitely have a dividing line right now and you're
mentioning that snow. two different elements, you can see them in the earlier frames, one shooting in the coastline and the other in new england and other in the midwest. they have come together in the middle. if you're in new hampshire, you're only going to get a brief break between two today. with the second system, that broad area of pressure along the great lakes, still high winds. that was enough to cause near blizzard conditions yesterday. still gusting easily in the 20-mile per hour range, dropping the wind chills. the places that are going to get more snow are really the higher elevations in the appalachians, maybe into pennsylvania, as well. lake effect areas, where that lake effect machine with the wind flow could really turn on. otherwise, we're looking at what i would call more nuisance snow. most of this area, except where new england, that other system pulled out. we're talking one or two inches
with those couple exceptions that i mentioned, but it could be a few days where you're seeing those flakes go by consistently. >> when you have to solve, all snow is nuisance snow. nicole, thank you very much. syria said residents are fleeing the fighting in aleppo, forcing 35,000 to leave already. many are now camped along the closed border with turkey. the syrian army has made significant gains against the rebels. they're offensive is backed by both iranian and russian support, which u.s. officials say is making the refugee crisis worse. >> we have talked to our russian counterparts about their continued military activity in syria and the degree to which it's contributing to a lack of humanitarian assistance getting where it needs to get to, an increase in what we have seen, our credible reports or reports from credible organizations about civilian carts and damage
to civilian infrastructure. >> the state department says john kerry will push for an immediate ceasefire in syria, as well as aid for civilians when he meets with world leaders in munich this week. >> let's go live you have to al jazeera's zeina hodor along the syrian, turkey border. describe the situation where you are. >> there is a humanitarian crisis. tens of thousands of people are on the move in search of some safe area. the countryside of northern aleppo is a battleground. what we understand from turkish authorities is that there's approximately 11 those people right at the border at the syrian side of the border and like you mentioned, that border is closed. the international community, the united nations is calling on the turkish authorities to open that border, saying that they have an international obligation to help these people, but the the turkish government's position has been well, we have been sending aid and whatever the displaced people need and there's no need to open the
border. we have to understand that turkey is really carrying a heavy burden. already 2.5 refugees in this country, but pressure is being piled on turkey to open that border and now the united nations also warning that hundreds of thousands of people could be cut off from food if the government and its allies manage to encircle the eastern city of aleppo, the eastern city which is controlled by the release. the government is not far from achieving this objective. they are a few kilometers away. if that happens, they are going to besiege the eastern half of aleppo city. stark warning, humanitarian crisis worsening and the military offensive continuing. >> jon kirby callous russia for making the refugee crisis worse in syria, now turkey doing the same. tell us what you're hearing from where you are. >> well yes, the united states, as well as other backers of the opposition have been accusing the russians of jeopardizing the
whole political process by launching this offensive and accusing russia that these bombings really is not helping to bring about peace, but russia made it very clear. these bombings will not stop until they finish off what they call the terrorists in syria and the syrian foreign minister was even clearer just the other day when he said there will be no ceasefire in syria until two objectives are met, the border with turkey and jordan is sealed and it's clear this is what they are trying to do on the ground and until the international community agrees on who is a terrorist and who is not a terrorist in syria. the syrian government speaking from really a position of strength, because now they have the upper hand on the ground, and believe that these significant battlefield gains will give them leverage in physical negotiations, but the political process as we know is now in jeopardy and it is not clear what will happen on february 25, the date the united nations called on the warring sides to return to geneva.
>> zeina, thank you very much. the canadian government is dropping out of coalition airstrikes against isil. prime minister justin trudeau said canada is still committed to the fight but says airstrikes only bring short term gains. canada will stop participating in them in two weeks. still trudeau is tripling the number of forces training local ground troops and his government will contribute aid over the next three years. aid worker caleb mueller was reportedly killed in syria last year. now the justice department accuses her of being held captive, allowing her to be raped repeatedly by isil chief abu bakr al-baghdadi.
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ago. unrest erupted after the shooting death of 18-year-old michael brown by then officer darn wilson. the death that -- >> the city has been holding a series of meetings to discuss the agreement, and its potential costs. >> most of the time, the mayor goes behind closed doors with some attorneys, signs it and it's done. >> right. >> we wanted to make sure the residents could actually what the product was, weigh in before there was a signature. >> the city estimate puts the cost at almost $4 million in the first year. the most costly part calls for ferguson officers to be paid better than other officers in the st. louis area. it would also mandate salary increases for administrative and fire department personnel. the city would have to pay for the cost of adjusts department
monitor for three years, while increasing diversity training for officers and installing software to identify officers with overly violent tendencies. this is in addition to other costly measures the department has already implemented, like outfitting officers with body cameras. if ferguson rejects the agreement, the justice department plans to sue. that could cost the city millions more to defend itself. >> we would like to avoid litigation, we'd like to continue the work we've been doing with the reforms that have been going on in ferguson now for over a year and really just move us forward as a community. >> john henry smith, al jazeera. we're joined now by maria nidal, the state senator representing ferguson. thank you so much for your time. i just want to remind our viewers what got ferguson to this place. the justice department report found substantial everyday of violence in the ferguson p.d., 90% of force used, every time a
police dog bit a person, it was a black person. racist emails among department staff. the list as you know was long. does this settlement adequately address all these issues? >> i have to tell you that i do believe it is a good first start, but there are other elements that we have to deal with, including listening to all residents who live in ferguson. what i have been listening to and hearing and seeing in twitterverse is that there is a lot of chatter about the city officials not paying attention or following the rules, such as the roberts rules of order. in those cases, that means that democracy is not had by all residents and taxpayers in ferguson. furthermore, there are other situations that i have heard of where people have been locked out of public meetings, and that is discriminatory. >> either way, the city council
has to vote on this deal today. they have to decide whether or not they are going to make these reforce and those reforms are going to cost millions of dollars or fight the feds on this, which is going to cost millions of dollars. , the reforms end up hurting ferguson citizens more than they help or because the city can't afford to pay for snit. >> it's a good start. the other option, there doesn't have to be a city of ferguson at all. there are 90 municipalities in st. louis county and if ferguson chooses to dissolve, then those reforms still would be in place, but it would be part of the st. louis county government. >> and the st. louis county government, would they have the money to enact reforms and what would happen to the ferguson p.d. then? >> well one, we would probably fuse with st. louis county police and also those reforms would be necessary in st. louis county anyway. what we have seen in st. louis county and their budget is that there is a lot of movement from
one place to another, and we really have to put into place our priorities. our priorities right now is to have diversity training for all police officers regardless of if they are in ferguson or at st. louis county. it is a priority that everyone should be treated equally and fairly. >> you were among some of the first protestors to hit the streets after the michael brown killing in 2014. we want to show a short video here of you holding up a sign of the governor that says missing in action. you were also tear gassed by the way during that protest. what have you done at the state level to hold police in missouri to account? >> well, this is the second year i have filed legislation dealing with police brutality, and frankly, we've been dealing with the hog tying, we've been dealing with the tear gassing, the video cameras, that is something that's very important. this year, we have another bill,
a deadly force, and that got very far last year but unfortunately, democrats and republicans decided to play around with the lives that people were living the experience of ferguson, so i hope that this year, that both democrats and republicans in the legislature come together to pass the u of force. we have been 30 years out of code, and frankly, that is unacceptable, and it's intolerable and the community in which i serve deserves more justice -- >> you are also running for congress. >> yeah. >> do you think the black lives matter protestors that sprung up really from the michael brown protest will be a force at the ballot box? >> absolutely. right now and again on social media, there's so many young people who are engaged in the political process who have never been politically involved before. there are also people who are still working on the recall effort of the mayor of the city of ferguson, so every single
day, there are people who are loud and proud who have been engaged in the happenings in the summer of 2014, but now, they are trying to fight aves where they can have political power. >> one concern after the protest was whether or not black lives matter would make their voices heard. >> and translate into the political process. supervisor snyder back in the spotlight. the first steps taken to kick him out of office. the bill in florida that could get officials in trouble for helping undocumented immigrants.
>> mosquitos spreading rare diseases. >> as scientists we'd be fighting a losing battle against mosquitos. >> they'd kill one person every 12 seconds. >> just like that, i might have genetically modified a mosquito. >> it's like a video game with genes. >> this is what innovation looks like. >> i feel like we're making an impact. >> let's do it. >> techknow, where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. welcome back to your word this morning. taking a look at today's stop stories, at least nine dead after two commuter trains crashed head on in southern germany. these are live pictures from the scene. more than 150 were injured, some of them had to be cut out of the wreckage. the trains were apparently on
the same track. investigators say it appears the trains had no time to brake. hong kong's chief executive condemning rioters who clashed with police during the lunar new year celebrations, throwing stones and setting fires. they were outraged after illegal food vendors were evicted during festivities. new hampshire polls are open. there were victories to bernie sanders and john kasich in a town of nine people who voted. sanders is shown leading hillary clinton by double digits in the department race for the republicans, donald trump has a wide lead over marco rubio. earlier we talked to the political director of nh1. he said the last few hours are important because voters make up their minds at the very last minute. >> a lot of voters want to see the candidates over and over again right until the last
weekend. they still haven't made up their minds. about 40% of new hampshire voters are independents, they can vote in the democratic primary or republican primary. they wanting to where the action is. right now, seems more of the action is on the republican side. polls suggest that bernie sanders is up big time over hillary clinton, so maybe they want to vote on the republican side where so much is up for grabs for second place, third place, fourth place. tonight, we really don't know what's going to happen. >> last time, it was the female vote, women voted in record numbers for hillary clinton, because she said she was going to break that glass ceiling. they seem to be bonn donning her in droves. why? >> for a lot of reasons, but i think one is we're seeing the democratic electorate what we're seeing in the republican electorate. voters angry at washington and the establishment. bernie sanders has been a politician for 40 years but doesn't look like one, sound
like one, smell like one and has energized the left as donald trump has the right. hillary clinton is establishment, basically will be another in our years of barack obama. maybe they don't want that. >> we'll have live coverage throughout the day of the new hampshire elections. more trouble for governor snyder with the first steps to have him kicked out of office. michiganed gun is now facing a recall but not over the flint water crisis. >> it's time for governor snyder to man up and resign or take massive action to rectify this man-made disaster. >> the state board of canvassers heard angry citizens monday. >> my husband and i, george, came to support the people of flint in all the disaster that they've had to endure for this past year. >> most of the 10 petitions,
many related to the water crisis, were tossed out because of spell or grammatical errors. >> the petition is very clear. it just only have very few word pronunciations that's wrong. >> one of the petitions was approved. it questions snyder's decision to take control of the state office that reforms schools. critics say the move bypassed local policies. attention on snyder and the water crisis will only increase ahead of a democratic debate to be held in flint in a few weeks. presidential hopeful bernie sanders wants the republican governor out of office. >> people will be paying the price for this for their entire lives, how many we don't know. the right thing in my view to do is to resign. >> hillary clinton also made flint a campaign stop this weekend. >> clean water is not optional, my friends. it is not a luxury. >> the petition gives organizers 180 days to gather enough signatures to add the measure
to the ballot later this year. snyder says he has no intention of resigning. >> governor snyder says he wants to solve the problem, insisting that things are going in the right direction. >> he was invited by house democrats to the hearing. he will not testify. his spokeswoman said that he has a budget proposal to present and also the committee does not have subpoena powers so captain force him to testify. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. the head of kenya's olympic committee said the team could pull out of the olympics if the zika virus reaches epidemic levels. brazil insists the virus will pose no risk to athletes or spectators except pregnant women. al jazeera has the details. >> president obama is asking congress for $1.8 billion to help stop the seek vice, the president tell americans at home
not to panic. >> the good news is this is not like ebola. people don't die of zika. a lot of people get it don't even know that they have it. >> but zika is sweeping south america, especially brazil. women getting pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant consider the risk. scientists notice microcephaly, a rare condition where infants suffer a smaller head than normal infants. >> we have already started to develop the vaccine in the early stages and we can predict that we likely would be in phase one trial just to determine if it's safe and induces a good response probably by the end of the summer and get that going by the end of this year. >> as with the ebola outbreak in
west africa in 2014. federal cash will find its way overseas. of the $1.8 billion, $300 million will be used to help tackle zika where it's most prevalent, in south america where trash on the streets is a bleeding ground for the mosquitoes that deliver it. because living conditions are quite different in the u.s., experts are cautiously optimistic about stopping a massive outbreak here. >> i think in that context, we're optimistic that we won't of large scale local transmission but we're not betting on it and want to do everything we can to make sure we don't have widespread transmission. >> while the funding is a good first step, the best way to troll mosquitoes is on the ground locally where seek da is driving, where young women and poor people are most at risk. >> a law in california allowing undocumented immigrants to get a driver's license is getting a huge response. the bill going into effect at the beginning of last year. the d.m.v. in the state saying
it estimates 600,000 licenses were issued to immigrants, half of all the new applicant can't. >> hundreds of places in the country are so-called sanctuary cities where local police let undocumented immigrants live without fear of being turned over to federal immigration officers. there's been a backlash. some states are considering restricting them. >> they are undocumented. philadelphia is one of 300 sanctuary cities in the u.s., jurisdictions where local police have stopped enforcing federal
immigration law without an exapplies as i will court order. >> that's not the way it works. if you have someone who is a criminal or expected to be a criminal or is on the run or they are wanted, go to a federal judge, get a warrant and we'll hold them for you. we are not holding people at your whim. it's unconstitutional and expensive. >> it's impossible to run a city if migrants don't feel safe enough to make a living or frightened to report a crime. >> if you are a human being and you decide that you want to be in philadelphia and choose us as a place to live. we have a responsibility to protect you. >> federal courts agreed that it's unconstitutional for mike grants to be detained without a warrant while federal immigration authorities decide if they want to pursue deportation proceedings. in fact, first immigration immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than anyone else in the population. it's local police forces themselves who argue being used for federal immigration law enforcement undermines effective
community policing. before philadelphia became a sanctuary city, they felt they had to allow criminals to walk the streets. >> we used to suffer discrimination and vandalism. >> some argue philadelphia i guess not just safer, but more prosperous. >> the last census numbers, philadelphia grew for the first time in 60 years. that's because of immigrant communities. if we want to continue to grow and thrive, we need to send a very clear message to immigrant communities that they are welcome, that this is a safe place. >> it's a division between those who want to ensure the safety and prosperity of their communities and those who believe the u.s.'s 11 million undocumented migrants should have no place in u.s. society. al jazeera, philadelphia. this week, the florida senate could take up a proposal banning sanctuary cities. it has already passed the statehouse there and would
require local law enforcement to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities. joining you guess now is the director of february ship at florida coalition. we are seeing our local cities and counties have although you rallied against these bills. the real erosion is in the trust in which immigrant families, which many you of citizens, permanent residents and many some undocumented folks would have nowhere to go in a situation which there would be a victim of crime. not having that trust with law enforcement would be completely eroded by bills like this. >> to be clear, we are not talking about legal immigrants, we are talking about people here illegally that ice, the federal enforcers have flagged, possibly for committing a crime, besides
entering the country illegally. critics ask why those people should be given safe haven and freedom in any u.s. jurisdiction. >> first and foremost, let's also be very clear that immigration u.k. enforcement is one of the largest organizations in our country if not the best funded. they are doing their job, roaming our streets, knocking on doors, moving ice raids. they are collaborating with police when doing raised and having that communication. we are talking about the excess use of that time of holding and immigrant without due pros for 48 hours in a local city or county jail, we've seen cases of holding longer, not necessarily funded by immigration and while that is taking place, that is taking the room for local law enforcement to do their jobs. >> some have said it's
unconstitutional to hold them without a court order, as well. in florida, there are swang water areas for undocumented immigrants. you say there are mixed families, how is the debate playing out among undocumented and legal immigrants? >> i think it's hard to sort of divide it in that way. what we are seeing is that immigrant families are seeing these policies as a direct attack in part because how is this going to be enforced in practicality. local enforcement will have to check for immigration documents. the actual policy they're considering would be as far as asking local public schools to potentially cooperate with immigration, which is completely against supreme court approved laws that have already been set forth about protecting education. >> you are saying there could be discrimination based on things like race even against legal
immigrants in florida. >> absolutely. the bottom line is this, is that local law enforcement and there is no such thing as a sanctuary, because ultimately immigration is doing their job border to border state to state throughout florida and knocking on doors and doing their due diligence around immigration enforcement. the fact that what we are asking for here is let local law enforcement do their job for public safety. it shouldn't be a hard ask. >> a lot of local police chiefs have agreed with you. thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> there is a major winter storm bringing snow to several states, the cold air it is leaving behind -- >> your lips are already frozen. >> the map behind yous it all. >> and you're in a warm studio. imagine if you were out in this. it feels like when you add the wind and well below zero in places like minneapolis, feels on the skin like minus 15.
you don't want to be outside anymore than you have to be. we mentioned that we had the ridge, warmer temperatures and quieter weather westward and opposite eastward, cold air will shift over the next couple of days. if you're not feeling it yet, the east coast sees more of that this weekend. today's forecast, chicago for example, a high of 24. by tomorrow, that already drops a few degrees into the teens. cool air as far south as atlanta, possibly ainto the 30's tomorrow and that little bit of snow could make it to north georgia, even though that would be light stuff, that's how cold that far south it is, enough to support that. you get to new york city, it takes until probably the weekend for some of this to settle in with temperatures in the 20's. some overnight temperatures could go to the single digit it is by then, so it's definitely going to feel kind of brutal. that same system, the cold air funnels in from canada behind it, still a lot of snow. a lot of this is light, one or
two inches. a few rounds of snow the next couple of dice. >> not quite enough for sledding, though. the white house says it likes a new set of proposed rules for airlines rewarding emissions. the proposal would require all new planes after 2020 to be lighter and more fuel efficient. airplanes weren't included in any international climate deal so far. the move is expected to reduce carbon emissions. ment standards have to be approved before taking effect. what it takes law enforcement to -- the severe impact upon the guards. household grapples with its identity. a film icon considered
this morning, a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a los angeles jail is back in police custody. officers arrested steven lawrence write in nevada. a $20,000 reward for information generated tips from the public. police don't believe he committed any crimes since released last month. violence is a daily part of prison life but the situation is so bad at one california prison, officials say they think it might have led five guards to
commit suicide over the past seven years. the high desert state state pris located in susanville. >> in the past five years, there have been five suicides here at the prison. >> why did scott take his own life? >> the job, his job. >> in 2002, jones left a job at a grocery store and became a correctional officer. by 2012, jennell said, the excessive violence and stress overwhelmed him. one morning, he dropped his 10-year-old son off at school, drove to a secluded area and shot himself in the head. >> is this the note that scott left? >> it is. jennell, love you, the job made me do it. >> a year before his suicide, scott and a few coworkers tried to get the word out. they sent this letter to the
state's whistle blower tip line asking for protection. they never heard back. his fellow guards soon found out, jennell says, and they retaliated. >> you believe that some of the commanding officers were actually fabricating things about scott, telling them to the inmates so that the inmates would target scott. >> yes. >> what effect did this have on him? was he constantly looking over his shoulder? >> constantly, yes. >> what did he say to you? >> i remember one of the things he said is that jennell, i thought going to do this job was the best thing for our family and i think this is the biggest mistake i've ever made. he was tired of looking over his shoulder, he was tired of trying to understand what the heck they are wanting him to do. he hated it. he hated life. >> there's 32 other prisons in california and yet they didn't have all these suicides. i mean, it seems that there's something definitely going on at high desert. >> i do believe there is
something going on with high desert. i think it has a lot to do with the town. >> susanville where high desert is located is tiny. prisoners make up nearly half of the town's 17,000 residents. now, nearly everyone is connected to the prison. if you don't work there, you know someone who does. in a town this small, speaking up is a tall order. >> you may say something at work and get somebody in trouble. you may get past it at work, but then you come home and they are next door. >> the prison is the biggest employer in the county. in one way, they're just as trapped as the inmates. al jazeera, susanville, california. you can see more of the reporting on america tonight that airs tonight at 9:30 eastern time. the first in the nation primary is underway. we look at the oversized impact the new hampshire primaries have had over the
film. >> the director did not get nominated. no african-american actors or directors are nominated this year. superbowl champion peyton manning following the tradition after the big win celebrating with his 4-year-old twins at disneyland this morning. you didn't see him in one of the those i'm going to disneyland commercials after the game. manning and the broncos are now back in denver. hundreds of thousands of people expected to gather for the parade today. the victory over the carolina panthers. >> a law passed at the
statehouse in new hampshire dictates this should always be the place for america's first primary. that's why it's so important. the politicians come here through the snow and chill of a northeast winter to woo the voters. they know decisions here spread through the country. a poor performance and the lawn signs have to be packed away with dreams of a run at the white house. jim gilmore wants to be president. he's a republican and side stepped the caucuses in iowa, instead, starting his campaign here. >> iowa, as wonderful as the people are have a very difficult process to participate in, and that's a place that can actually destroys candidates and it did destroy four. instead, i'm here in new hampshire to start my campaign, because this is a direct vote of the direct people in this state. >> it doesn't matter about the weather. it doesn't matter the long hours. if you're a presidential candidate in new hampshire, you have to put in the everyday. if the people here don't like you, then this is where your
campaign will end. there's a concern that this place is not representative of the u.s. as a whole. it's overwhelmingly white, it has fewer new immigrants, it has higher homeownership rates than the rest of the country. it vets the candidates for an america that looks much different. >> terrorism, isis and the general concern over economy and jobs, all that stuff is shared pretty broadly no matter where you go, but the first two primaries don't have a lot of concerns of things like urban issues or race, some of the things that would -- that you find being more concerning if you're in michigan or south carolina. >> the state has a good record of the winners here going on to secure the nomination from their party. it doesn't always happen. eight years ago, hillary clinton topped the polls.
when most people think of the as you see presidency, they think of the white house, the situation room and the global tours, but before all that come the breakfasts, the policings and the engage, voters in new hampshire. allen fisher, al jazeera, new hampshire. always fat nateing to know it is one-on-one politics. these are live images coming out of new hampshire. >> that is kind of empty. i wonder if the weather is keeping the voters away this morning. >> there are places you might not run into them in new york, but in new hampshire, shaking hands and kissing beaks still works. >> there are tough questions, as they stay live free or dein that that state. lots of independents, undeclared. we will cover the primary throughout the day here on al jazeera.
no going back and no way out, the united nations calls on turkey to open its border to tens of thousands of desperate syrian refugees. hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead, nine dead and more than 100 injured in germany's worst rail crash in years. plus. >> i'm in new hampshire, i've been asking first time voters what do they think about the presidential candidates. angryro