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jonathan betz, al jazeera miami. >> and as always there is lots more on our website wherever you are get the latest on all the stories we're covering. this is where we go our separate ways now and thank you for joining us on al jazeera america. the first major candidate to formally declare his candidate for president, is also a major skeptic of climate change. we'll see how the political debate . you'll see a dallas mom who sought hem for her messagely ill son, only to see him killed by police.
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some comes helping them to make the split second decisions that could make the difference between life and death. i'm david schuster in for ali velshi, and this is "real money." next year's presidential race got off to a really early start today. senator ted cruz took advantage of his early timing to urge students to put their faith in him and help him win the republican nomination. >> i believe in you. i believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of america.
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and that is why today, i am announcing that i'm running for president of the united states. [cheering and applause] >> ted cruz is a meteoric figure whose rise has been fueled largely by controversy. he ran in washington, for a texas senate seat and then cruz began cutting an unusual high profile for a senate freshman. in protest of obamacare, cruz forced a government shutdown. many mainstream republicans hate him. in the chance to, maria ines ferre explains. >> the right wing republican had been a critic of obamacare. in 2013, cruz stood on the
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senate floor for more than 21 hours, urging denial of the affordable care act. reading his daughter's a dr. seuss bedtime story. >> do you like green eggs and ham? i do not like sam i am, i do not like green eggs and ham. >> cruz is likely to portray himself as a champion of small government. future of america while visiting new hampshire and iowa. >> we need to symbol the irs. >> cruz touched on many of these issues during his campaign announcement but neglected to announce his ideas on climate change. he rejects the scientific consensus that world temperatures are getting warmer blame. listen to what cruz told late tonight night television host seth
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meyers. >> is science doesn't back them up and in particular satellite it's evidence shows there's zero warming. you realize the computer models say it is except the satellite models say it's not.judge if you start with a comparison to 1998, 17 years ago, an unusually warm year because of el nino, cruz cruz is correct. all temperatures going back decades have gone up. the question what should humanity try odo about it and furthermore would ted cruz and his fellow climate change skeptics bring this into a presidential debate. heart land institute a conservative think tank known for its skepticism about climate
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change he joins us from chicago. mr. taylor, you said the last time on this show that humans would benefit from warmer temperatures. what humans were you referring to? >> all humans. we see as temperatures rise we see that there's increasing crop production, there is a shrinkage of deserts, there is a greening of the plat, increase in soil moisture that's benefiting as well. >> let's take your first point on crop. international team led by harvard scientist, wheat and rice producing more, they are actually producing lower levels of nutrients including zinc and iron as co2 goes up. yes there is more of it but it's less quality. >> and there are ler also other studies that show there are no changes, what we have are dueling studies.
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as temperatures warm and as we get to more global precipitation that we see enhancement in all plant life. we see plant life across the board increasing and that's a very good thing. >> you have seen that rising temperatures have produced longer and more extreme droughts worldwide, particularly in the stroppics and subtropics. should we ignore the drills? >> that is not the case. there are peer review studies that i can link you to, as throughout the 20th century we have seen fewer droughts, become less severe and that's the national oceanic and atmosphere administration shows. that's simply not true. >> you're a lawyer not a scrient scientist right?
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>> i successfully completed ivy league atmospheric science courses. do you believe that? >> i'm the only person this this interview right now who spent the last 15, 20 years on a daily basis conversing with scientists, climate scientists -- >> you are not a ph.d. >> no i'm not a ph.d. about. >> i could stay in a holiday inn express but that doesn't qualify me to run a coal fired ing energy plant owned 50 koch by the koch brothers who are supporting you. >> that's your attempt to draw the attention away from the science. >> the credentialed ph.d.s have
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said the global temperatures are going up and man made science are what are contributing to it. >> i say the same thing, thank you for pointing that out david. >> in order to believe that maybe there's a chance that a lot of human beings won't be helped by warm he temperatures and a lot of the scientists who say we need to do something about it. >> well the evidence is clear on many fronts. we know that crop production is increasing as i mentioned, we know that earth is greening satellites have mentioned it. we know there's been a decrease of tornado severity. the earth is becoming a better place for human health and welfare. >> most scientists know that the temperatures the climate are producing more extreme weather events not fewer. >> you can assert that all you want but the facts say quite a different thing. i encourage our viewers to look up my articles on where i provide links to the
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peer-reviewed studies and data. that is simply a fact david. >> it is not a fact according to many scientists. >> it is a fact according to the empirical data [simultaneous speech] the >> what she said on the heart land institute quote, heart land has been promoting disinformation about climate and before that for tobacco for more than two decades. mostly based on misrepresenting factual information. cherry picking data in many ways. you are cherry picking aren't you. >> yada yada yada. do an internet search or the taylor forbes extreme weather and you'll see the data itself. you can be rude to your guests all you want but it doesn't change the data is very strayed forward and three [simultaneous speech] >> involved a science and engineer types of in alberta,
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nearly all pro-fossil fuels. that's not exactly a representative of social science is it? >> you're wrong david, i pointed out there was a group of scients for whom there was a study taken they determined that global swarming not a crisis but that's not the only group of scientists. the american meteorological society, these are atmosphere scientists where a majority of them found that humans are not creating a global warming crisis and not very worried about global warming. a single assertion, the facts are the facts david. >> clearly mr. taylor you are the expert. james taylor, with the heritage institute. thanks for coming on good to have you on. up next, the cost of injustice our series continues as a mother's call for help for her mentally ill son. when the police arrived, a deadly confrontation ensued.
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>> drop it. >> yes, yes. >> what happened next and the consequences right after this.
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too far in the use of lethal force? shirley sought to bring her mentally ill son to the hospital. instead, her son ended up dead. the video has been recently relieved. her son, jason harrison, was just in need of help. heidi zhou-castro has the story. >> when 71-year-old shirley marshall called 911 last june she knew exactly what to say. >> my process needs to be taken to processing for schizophrenia. >> marshal who worked more than 30 years in state social service, knew the acronym for officers trained in mental health first aid. they wanted them to take her 38-year-old son jason to a
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psychiatric hospital. she's made the same call more than 100 sometimes in the last 20 years, ever since harrison was diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia, at 22. dallas police made regular visitors to the home. >> about two months ago, it would have been a month , this time it may be two weeks or something if he gets off of them, off the meds. >> calling 911 was never marshal's first choice but she says it was her only choice after government agencies refused to help her institutionalized harrison without his consent and her protests. >> each time they say we're going to send him home after four days, i would ask them, can you do extended care. can he stay a few more days.
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they would always tell me well he's stable. we can't keep him. >> how many times were you told no? >> i don't remember. numerous times. it was just disheartening to know you're in a city as large as dallas and as many organizations they have out there for those people, that they tell you no. wasn't anything they could do. >> was that frustrating to be told no. >> it was very. >> so many different times? >> yes very. very disappointing. and i just -- wasn't anything i could do. i was frustrated myself. >> reporter: marshal said she tried to keep him on his meds at home but the jb wasn't easy. her son would never once
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threaten her but would become incoherent and hard to control. marble thought marshall thought she had done the right thing. >> white tee shirt black can a capri pants. needs to go to parkland. >> what's going on. >> marshall answers the door purse packed for the hospital then harrison appears screwdriver in his hand. she doesn't know why he had it. >> jay, jay! oh you killed my child, oh you killed my child! >> from the moment he walks to the door just nine seconds past before harrison is shot five times, and on the ground dying.
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>> police coming the that door [ crying ] >> police say harrison lunged at them. >> we can't see in the video what your son is doing at the moment the police began yelling and at the moment they shoot and you were there. how was he standing, where was he holding the screwdriver? >> i don't think i can, my son was doing like this just standing there you know, just standing there. i didn't see him plunge, i didn't see him go toward nobody just bang bang. i was like what? no confrontation . him not touching them, him not touching them, why, i can't understand that. i'm very baffled. >> how do you see the police now?
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>> you don't even really want to know, do you? i don't trust them. i really don't. >> dallas police declined an interview. but did say both officers are back on full duty and the case has been forwarded to the district attorney's office. meanwhile, marshall living alone without her son for the first time in 38 years says she relives the nightmare of losing him. each time she door. >> heidi zhou-castro joins us in studio. heidi, the police knew that her son was mentally ill. is there anything else she could have possibly done? >> david from the outside looking in this woman looks like she did everything the right way. they not only worked for adult protective services for state so she was very tapped into the mental health community. she knew what to say, she knew the lingo, this is what happens.
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it raises a question how families who can they call in an emergency if they have doubts about calling the police? >> there is also a question about police training. were these% following any training they had for these circumstances? >> that answer hasn't been given for the dallas particularly. the district attorney's office is looking at whether there's a criminal case and there's a federal lawsuit filed by the family. and the judge in that case will be looking at whether officer created jeopardy existed in this case. that's a term i'm sure we'll be hearing more and more of around the country as more of these cases pop up. when an officer create a circumstance where they are in greater threat or someone else is in greater threat when the officer takes a certain action. >> the united states supreme court is going to be considering a case from california that brings up some of these issues. tell bus that.
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>> today they are hearing that a case out of san francisco of a mentally ill woman who was shot by officers but not killed. she argues that the officers violated her rights, when they approached her after knowing she was in a psychotic episode. the judges in that case will be looking at that question not only framed by the fourth amendment but the americans with disabilities act. their opinion which we won't expect for quite some months of course, more of these case is popping up. >> heidi zhou-castro, all the way from texas, thanks very much, we appreciate it. what would you do if you were a police officer faced with a split second life or debt decision? coming up, inside a training program meant to prevent such deadly events from happening. >> what you going to do? >> put your hands up. >> i think we're into something that's bigger than us...
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>> richmond police, drop the gun, do it thousand. >> the bigger challenge how to make good decisions under stressful circumstances. >> the debate over police crossing a line and using excessive force, especially in areas of high crime rates, in
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richmond california, hix one of the most violent places in america. but the study has shown that change is possible. since 2008, the richmond chief of police, crime is down. and after the tragic events in ferguson, missouri understanding how police can better exist with the community is increasingly important for police departments around the nation. ali velshi has this report. >> what you're about to see could make the difference between life and death. >> drop the gun richard police drop the gun do it now. >> top where you are, stop moving. put your hands behind your head now. do it now. >> i don't care if you shoot me. i'll kill you. >> don't move! stop. >> this time it's a training exercise but next time it could be a real confrontation. that's when the challenge will
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be to keep an encounter like this from becoming lethal for a violent suspect. >> so i notice you use good cover here utilizing your car. i would probably talk about your approach first. perhaps maybe parking a little further back and making your approach on foot might have time. >> with the deaths of michael brown in ferguson, missouri and eric garner in new york questions have arisen how america's police departments train their officers in the use of lethal force. which brings us to the city of richmond, california. historically it's been one of the most violent cities in the san francisco bay area. but that reputation has undergone a traxtion is transformation under the supervision of chief of police chris magnus. >> good marksmanship, we get that.
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you need to be a good shot if you're going to be a police officer, people understand that. but how to make good decisions under stressful circumstances. >> since he took charge in 2006 crime has gone down but more significantly so has the use of lethal force by police. in fact in this city of 107,000 residents there has been on average less than one officer-involved shooting per year since 2008. >> but your hands up. -- put your hands up . >> many attribute that success to use of force techniques championed by chief magnus. here in richmond officers are challenged to use good judgment and effective communication in difficult situations which can unfold rapidly. the goal is not necessarily to use the gun but rather to use the other tools on their utility belt like a baton or taser in keeping control of a potentially lethal situation.
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>> put the gun down. we got to talk about this but you have got to put the gun down. >> you puppet your gun down. >> i'll put it down as soon as you do. walk out. >> what are you going to do? >> put your hands up. >> what are you going to do? >> duet down on the ground. >> it's not as easy as people think. it's not hollywood. you can't shoot the gun out of the person's hand, people don't always comply. >> you're a rookie lou marson? mm? i'll kill you. >> get down on your stomach. what are you looking for? i have a taser deployment 1131. >> lieutenant louie terona supervises the real life training that all officers of
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field training are required to take at least three times a year. >> he got to the rear of the car he continued advancing on you. why did you decide at that point to put your pistol away? >> because he did not have any weapons in his immediate hands or where i saw to where he could quickly get it. therefore i pulled out a less lethal weapon which was a taser. >> why did you choose the taser and not the baton or pepper spray? why did you go for the taser? >> more importantly it is a good lesson how to have fewer deadly encounters with the suspects and build a stronger relationship with the community. >> it's worth noting that chris magnus helped the in the investigation of shooting after michael brown. that's "real money," thanks for joining us.
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