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this is absurd. >> residents of american cities are asking what if. that is tomorrow night 10:30 right here on ali velshi "on target." that's our show tonight. i'm ali velshi. in chicago. thanks for joining us. ng us. a prescription for trouble. children in foster care given psychiatric drugs at an alarming rate. >> on on two at first. then i went to a group home and they added more and more. >> what the state of california is doing to put a stop to the practice secret communications. the federal bureau of investigation warns congress about the rise of extremists on the dark web. >> the ability to know what they are saying and the encrypted
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communication situations is troubling boston police release details about the killing of a suspect in a terrorism probe administration of guilt. soccer's biggest scandal has a smoking gun. an f.i.f.a. official admits he took bribes to award countries the world cup. and the ferguson effect - police officers reluctant to confront crime, leading to a spike in crime. we talk to a former chief of the l.a.p.d. good evening, i'm antonio mora this is al jazeera america. many kids in foster care in this country face an uphill battle. once they enter the system a number are prescribed psychiatric drugs, critics say in an effort to control before. the state senator gave a sweeping bill designed to affect
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them in that state. melissa chan has one story. >> my parents were addicted to meth. they wouldn't feed me. >> reporter: neglected, tischa would steal quarters to buy food. at the age of four the state moved her into foster care. by the statement she exited the system she was taking 12 psychotrophic pills a day. >> reporter: how old from you when the doctors prescribed you this medication did they consult what you wanted? . at 14 is when we started taking the medication. they sort of did. i wasn't on that many i think i was only on two at first, but when i went to a group home they added more and more. >> reporter: the cocktail of drugs left a once healthy teen with serious side effects. i have an irregular heart beat. i had thyroid problems where it
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makes it hard for me to lose weight. i felt i wasn't in control of my body. >> reporter: doctors prescribed psychotropic medication to be a quarter of kids in foster care homes. in group homes it was higher. half of all children are on psychotrophic pills. the state spends more on psychotropic drugs than any other kind. that's 72% of all drugs. >> the same antipsychotic medications used to sedate nursing home residents are used in group homes to sedate and control behaviours. >> reporter: taken to task by lawmakers, administrators of the public health system responsible for providing care could only say they are working on the problem. >> how many lives have been lost. we can't let another year let alone a decade. >> that's what i say, trauma-informed care is the way to go.
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you have some of the lowest paid people working in the group homes that have no training. i do think we are training. are we there? have we fixed it? absolutely not. >> derrick rose sat with al jazeera to discuss the time frame for change. how does it change for foster children. when will we see the challenge? >> we should see change beginning now. we published the guidelines we published the foster care mental health bill of rights. >> reporter: state legislators hope to push change along to combat the abuse, and make the department of social services more accountable. >> i was misdiagnosed and mistreated. the bills have received widespread support.
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for tischa it's losing the weight that came with the medication, and trying to make it through college. >> from the get-go when i was younger i said i didn't want to be like my parents, i didn't want to become failures what she wants to do after is get a law degree to fight for the rites of foster children. we are learning more about the fatal police shooting in boston of a man radicalized by i.s.i.l. u-sama raheem was training. he pulled a knife on officers. police showed surveillance video of the shooting to civil rights leaders. >> the video is inconclusive. i don't think he was shot in the back by virtue of that. we couldn't see clearly at all. whether he brandished a knife or not. however, he was approaching them. they did back up.
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evidently - evidence of his death, he was fired upon. >> rahim and another man, david wright, were under 24 hour surveillance. wright is in custody, the boston shooting is one of several topics addressed during a hearing on domestic threats. john terrett joins us from washington. what did we learn at the hearing? >> good evening, the man leading the battle to stop i.s.i.l. inspired attacks appealed to the congress for more authority to intercept private communications. in some cases it is impossible for the fbi to monitor or even know about i.s.i.l. or al qaeda conversations going on on the web. and what he's talking about is the dark web, or dark space. >> reporter: garland texas, may 4th. two gunmen in body armour opened
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fire outside a competition to draw the prophet muhammad. and are shot dead by place on the scene. boston tuesday, a man shot dead by officers. he was under surveillance for a week expecting to plot to behead one individual and randomly kill police officers prays for law enforce. in both cases on capitol hill on wednesday. >> that's the way it works. unfortunately you have to get it right every time. they just have to get it right once. >> we are monitoring closely for any type much action or overstep mobilization factors. and we see those. we are not taking chance. >> reporter: the fbi telling the committee that what links garland to boston is the attack. >> this is an attack in which terrorism has gone viral. >> specials that bit of internet most don't see, the dark space. >> do we have any idea how many communications are taking place in the dark space? >> no we don't. that's the problem.
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we are past going dark in certain instances. we are dark. the ability to know what they are saying in the encrypted communications is troubling. >> reporter: the problem is dark space is so encrypted internet service providers don't have software to make sense of it. i.s. ps have been put on not. >> individuals do not want to be in a situation where technology is responsible for someone who is seeking to carry out an act of violence to evade detection from the government. >> prime targets for i.s.i.l. and al qaeda, young people the panel noting that recruitment is on the rise. the fbi recognised thousands of propaganda. disseminating thousands in social media. >> we see children and young adults. >> also among committee members, a worry that the u.s. is bringing this upon itself.
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there's too much loose-lipped walk a major global religion. >> the question is no often will they be hidden out before we realise that they will be playing into it unnecessarily by being careless and cruel. >> i don't think any one event fuels this. i think it's coming at the system of government and freedoms. what they are trying to undermine. >> what the congress is concerned about is web-savvy young people. numbers are adding up. they are saying in the session that there are about 2,000 hard-core jihadis putting out emails and tweets picked up by 50,000 re-tweeted to 200,000, and after that no queen's counsel wokens. the defense department's anthrax scare is bigger than
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thought of the live samples were sent to as many as 51 military labs in 17 states and three foreign countries. pentagon officials insist that the anthrax poses little risk to the public. >> people have been working with this material for 10 years, and nobody has contracted anthrax from the material. it gives more confidence that the risk is really low as we are stating. >> the anthrax samples had gone through a process that deactivated the bacteria. the pent are is investigating why the process failed on multiple levels. another day, another black eye for the sport of soccer. as erica pitzi reports a top f.i.f.a. official admits he and others took bribes in change for awarding countries the lucrative world cup. >> a former executive admits to authorities that he agreed to
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receive bribes and kickbacks related to two host nations - the words of chuck blaiser, an f.i.f.a. executive for 20 years, before the fbi caught up with him two years ago. he pleaded guilty to racketeering money laundering and is the number one informant for fbi, as they make accusations against f.i.f.a. and according to newly released documents when blazer entered his plea he admitted to selecting bribes for the 1998 world cup, which was france. he and others agreed to accept bribes and kickbacks in conjunction with broadcast and right to several gold cups regional tournament in noth america. >> details came on the same day as interpol the international agency issued wanted notices for six men at the request of the united states. these me are wanted on
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corruption charges, for taking more than $150 million in bribes. others are issuing denials, including a high-ranking official, accused of securing a bib of $10 million from south africa in exchange for votes to host the 2010 world cup. in an interview he said he does not feel guilty and doesn't have to justify that he's incident. south africa admits to paying f.i.f.a. the money, but doesn't admit it was a bribe. >> the fact that the payment of $10 million was made to an approved programme aboveboard does not equate to bribery. those who allege should prove their allegations. >> in a full court document blazer had a different story admitting that in or around 2004 and continuing through 2011 he and others on the f.i.f.a. committee agreed to
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accept bribes in conjunction with the selection of south africa as the host nation of the 2010 world cup. >> this comes a day after f.i.f.a. president sepp blatter announced his resignation amid reports that he's a focal point for the fbi investigation, which, i might add has extended into f.i.f.a.'s awarding of the 2018 trip to russia, and the 2022 world cup to qatar an editorial note. al jazeera is funded in part by the government of qatar california - a new report suggests a pipeline that burst spilling over 100,000 gallons of oil was badly corroded significant metal lost was found along the section of pipe that failed. several instances were repaired for corrosion in 2012, last month's spill created a 9-month and split. a spike in murders in
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recent months. numbers and the debate over the causes. the weather is making a rescue operation on a capsized boat in china more difficult and dangerous.
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in china dozens of bodies were removed from a passenger ship that sank, hope is fading for the more than 400 people civil trapped. emergency crews attempted to cut a hole in the hull but had to stop because of torrential rain. adrian brown is along the yangtze river for us. what is happening there, now that it is thursday morning? well this will be the day that the death toll continues to rise it stood add around about 30 but jumped to 65. i think it will continue rising. at the scene emergency workers drilled two holes into the
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upturned hull. they went inside, had a look around and didn't find survivors. increasingly this operation is yielding the dead and not the living. rescue workers are drilling a third hole into the upturned vessel to look around and are saying by tonight, 72 hours since this vessel capsized, they will probably begin an provision to lift the "eastern star." yesterday when we went on a river trip organised by the government and foreign agencies we saw a large crane in position, and barges at the stern and bow to steady the ship as the operation happens. as you mentioned in your introduction the weather is hampering this operation, and it's really going to be a tricky operation, indeed if they attempt to lift the vessel during strong rains and heavily
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rain - heavy rain and strong winds, i'm sorry. the other problem is they had to extend the search area in the yangtze river for some 220km downstream. that's the area that the divers are having to recover, and remember the water is very brown, dirty and murky, a hazardous operation all around. >> hazardous and very sad. adrian brown in china police in cleveland finished their investigation into the killing of tamir rice. the 12-year-old holding a pellet gun when he shot police. findings were turned over to prosecutors, who expect to present them to a grand jury. crime rates have been falling for two decades, but it's on the rise in a number of cities but it's blamed on the backlash against police.
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as paul beban reports, the data may not tell the whole story. in chicago, a dozen people were left dead 40 wounded. that violence a 24% increase from the same period last year. in baltimore, 38 homicides in may amount to a 60% rise in gun violence from the year before. the biggest spike in 15 years. >> and in milwaukee, murders were up 180% from last year before may was complete. those statistics - at least according to mcdonald of the conservative think tank the manhattan institute are a result of what she calls a nation-wide trend, the ferguson effect. >> we embraced the idea that the police are killers, they are the biggest threat facing young black men today, and cops have gotten the message that they should back off of policing. >> according to mcdonald whose
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comments were printed in an op ed in "the wall street journal" violent crime sparked. it's due to police officers reluctant to act in the wake of criticism over the deaths of michael brown in ferguson eric garner in new york, and freddie gray in baltimore. >> cops are backing off of discretionary activity, arrests are down criminals emboldened. it's suggested that an end to two decades of crime in the u.s. - and she points to new york city, where the murder rate rose by 20%, blaming the jump to the court-ordered stop and frisk. new york's mayor bill de blasio responded on the "daily show." >> going pack to an unconstitutional approach is unfair. it ties up a tonne of police
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crime and energy. >> heather mcdonald's critics are ignoreing the context, like an overall drop in crime. she cherry-picked not mentioning cities. the crime prevention research center compared the 2014 to 2015 murder rate from january to may in the u.s. finding that murders have fallen by 5%, from 871 to 828 renae parks is the former chief of the los angeles, and is a member of the la city council. it is god to talk to you again, sir. the numbers don't seem to show broad nation-wide spike in the murder rate we are used to seeing big cities having the violent crime drop over the past couple of decades, are you alarmed by the numbers and
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concerned that we may be witnessing the slowing of the trend. >> i'm not concerned. you follow crime over the last couple of decades, we see the cycle that crime goes through. it begins to spike, drops in the middle. but what you find is when people begin and come up with easy anecdotal responses to crime and put it into a sound byte. they are not looking at the depth and complexity of what causes crime to go up or down. poverty is an issue for anyone to make an assessment that officers in fear of basically being monitored for doing their job. they stop doing their job. they were those that stopped working. they don't have the confidence. >> we didn't see a rise in tlim during the recession when poverty was worse than it is
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now. the piece argues that violent crime that takes place, the most plausible explanation is what is called the intense agitation against american police departments, and the head of the baltimore police agreed saying police are under siege in every quarter. they are more afraid of going to gaol for doing their jobs properly than they are of getting shot on duty. >> do you agree? >> that's rhetoric. the issue, when you deal with this is 20 years ago, when you had a 20 year cycle of crime. did anybody think it would go to zero. are those that came in are the ones you put in 20 years ago. these are things, people looked at the drop in crime. there's a push to release people out of prison to realign them to open communities, to reduce felonies to misdemeanours. >> what do you think people
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hitting prison with jobs to support themselves, what do you go back to. they go back to crime. i think proactive - we have seen in new york broined, stop and frisk, that those have been scaled back. could that be part of the issue. fewer arrests. guns off the street. >> you could be proactive legal. in new york and other places they have used proactive as a call sign for abusing people's rights. have been put in check by the court. if officers who have the most extreme power in the united states of any job, they can take your life and your liberty by doing their job. if they don't believe that requires scrutiny if they don't believe it requires some form of assessment they are in the wrong profession. >> how do you find the right balance between the rights of the people and inner cities who
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feel oppressed by police and those that are there to protect them. >> you have to get away from the stereotype that you have to be abusive to drop crime. that is not true. you can drop crime by enlisting support to drop crime. to some up with an example of saying if we are not allowed to do what we want. we'll not work you have the wrong group of people carrying guns in the united states. >> it's a discussion an important one. bernard parks, city council in los angeles, good of you to talk about it coming up adding insults to injury for victims of rape. >> this is my bills. >> the fight to change a system allowing hospitals to bill rape victims for their treatment.
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louisiana governor bobbie jindal plans to sign a bill ending the practice for charging rape victims for medical exams performed after attacks. jonathan martin spoke with some that fought to make the changes a reality. >> reporter: after the trauma of being robbed and sexually assaulted in her home... >> two boys thought it would be a fun time to come in and have their way with me. >> reporter: alexandra felt victimized when she received
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hospital bills related to the exam. >> the process was ridiculous that i was charmed for my rape multiple bills. i received a bill for $1,000 for the ambulance ride to get to the university hospital. >> reporter: she is one of several sexual assault survivors sharing their story in front of louisiana lawmakers. >> this stack is my rape bills. >> tuesday the state legislator passed a series of measures ending the practice. in most states rape victors never see a bill. the costs are covered by law enforcement. policies varied by hospitals and locality. mary clair runs the justice is center in new orleans. louisiana would be in line when the federal violence against women's act. they bore the expense of paying
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for rape exams. >> it gives a state-wide protosol. cole. >> reporter: it requires hospitals to approve state-developed plans. it provide funding to reimburse hospitals. victims no longer have to tile a police report for that to be covered. >> many victims are young in age. there's a lot of different circumstances and a lot of emotional turmoil that went through from the trauma. >> we can start helping the women in the city and the state. >> two teams have been arrested and charged with assaulting still son. she said seeing the new law approved quickly is helping with the process. >> reporter: it's renewing my faith in humankind and the sale of louisiana. they are trying to make a difference. they see that things are wrong.
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>> reporter: this bill is one of several passed dealing with sexual assault. lawmakers passed another bill requiring police in the state to have additional training when it comes to dealing with sexual assault. thank you, i'm antonio mora thank you for joining us, ray suarez next with "inside story". [ ♪♪ ] in india more than 1,000 die from the unendurable heat. in drought stricken texas, houston is under water. in california lakes and rivers are not underwater. we can argue about the cause, what extreme weather means, but it's hard to argue that we are ready for it. damage to life and property, coping with extremes is the