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>> it's make or break... i got past the class... >> hard earned pride... hard earned respect... hard earned future... a real look at the american dream hard earned only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york. we'll take a look at tonight's top stories. a dire prediction. italy with a million migrants that cross the murder. a fifth person dying from the outbreak of mers in south korea. more than 1800 have been diagnosed with the deadly virus. spike in crime in nation. we'll take a deeper look behind what might be behind the trend.
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>> and there it is, the 37 year wait is over! american pharaoh has won the triple crown. >> and american pharaoh becomes the first triple crown win center nearly 40 years. ♪ >> we begin tonight with a growing migrant crisis off the coast of italy over the past 24 hours alone more than 3,000 migrants have been rescued, most of them trying to get to italy in wooden boats or rafts. this brings the number of rescues this year alone to 50,000. and italy estimating 1 million others are waiting in libya hoping to risk their lives and make that journey. we're in lampedusa italy with more on those rescue efforts.
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>> the rescue efforts are now over. the migrants were found in nine different wooden fishing boats and in those you usually have people on top and below deck next to the engine, and then there were more found in six different rubber dinghies, and those usually are the ones more at risk of capsizing or drowning. now, some more ships are heading towards that area in the southern mediterranean an area that is now e.u. operations. it's usually on weekends that ups the number of leaving the libyan coast. because when the libyan weekend starts on thursday, and throughout sunday morning there are less people on the streets and it's much easier for the
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traffickers to transport a large number of migrants to the empty beaches from where they leave--if we compare the numbers of this year to last year at this time, there is an increase of 30% migrants with 1 million waiting to make this crossing. this is an indication that it could an very busy summer for all the ships that are patrolling the mediterranean. >> in china the disaster team continues their search for passengers from the cruise ship accident. the accident on the yangtze river, only 14 were found. dozens of volunteers are working to help authorities identify of victims. this is now 11:00 in the morning. many now hanging yellow ribbons as a show of support for those who were lost in the accident. one of the survivors recalled
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the accident and his lucky rescue. >> citizen collect my things in my room around 9:00. and then suddenly the ship capsized and water poured beneath my feet. i climbed up with one of my colleagues. >> he then grabbed his life jacket and jumped into the river where he floated for four hours before he was rescued. families say they're not been given enough information. in south korea 64 people have been infect since midway when they traveled home from saudi arabia. >> the outpourin south korea people are worried. and many are wearing masks. >> we should not go places where mers patients have been. >> there is no evidence that
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mers can be transferred through the air but it can be transmit transmitted by droplet such as if someone sneeze or touches a surface with infected hands. it has spread throughout south korea from one man who was diagnosed on may 20th. >> i would cooperate with the government to prevent further spread of mers by washing hands. >> mers can cause fever diarrhea and in worst cases pneumonia and kidney failure. 1800 people have been quarantine quarantined in south korea. and. >> they have closed hundreds of schools as a precaution. the first mers case were diagnosed in people in saudi arabia in 2012. 900 people have been infected there. the virus crass traced back to
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jordan but it's thought to come from bats and camels. it appeared across the middle east including the united arab emirates. there, there is a team of experts being sent to south korea next week to help stop the outbreak from spreading. >> more than 22,000 police have now been deployed in the german city that is hosting the g 7 summit. already they're clashing with protesters. officers responded with pepper spray when a crowd tried to break through a barrier. it is estimated up to 4,000 of those protesters are in the city ahead of g 7. one paramedic saying several protesters were taken to the hospital about 30 were suffering from minor injuries. president obama left for the g 7 today. he'll join other world leaders among the growing perception that war is being demanded by
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european heads of state while americans are taking a step back. dominick kane is more on what to expect from the summit summit. >> nestled in bavaria is a retreat for germany's wealthiest but for the next few days it will be host to some of the world's wealthiest countries. there will be agenda flash points notably ukraine. this summit is the second that russia has been excluded from. the g 7 group said that russia's role in ukraine makes a meaningful discussion impossible. one leading germany political commentator said excluding russia is a serious strategic error. >> the situation is getting from bad to worse and it is very dangerous, indeed. the russians seem to have
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started just these days and really offensive and i really mean the russians. it's not the donetsk people, the wild men burdened with cossack uniforms. no nothing would happen there without the pushing of the kremlin. >> the continuing threat of the islamic state is also high on the g 7 agenda. the group has advanced further into iraq in recent months. the u.s. president barack obama is hoping to hold a series of bilateral meetings about isil on on the fringes of the summit. >> there is nothing to do about isil that would be right or wrong. politically what strategy do we have for syria? >> as host of the g 7 smith chancellor angela merkel is hoping to find agreement on issues such as climate change and the fight against ebola but
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some campaign groups say this represents a missed opportunity. the ngo world vision says lowering infant mortality should also be a high priority. >> we've been in opportunity to get to zero on preventive deaths for children, to get to zero on hunger. this is a real possibility in the next 15 years. this is not a pipe dream. they could put on the table strong commitments what they're going to do to make it happen. that's what we're hoping to see this week. >> and then there are the thousands of protesters who promised it disrupt the proceedings as much as they can. with the hope that agreement on the issues is what the g 7 summit is remembered for. dominic kane al jazeera. >> in iraq heavy fighting continues between isil and iraqi security forces in anbar province. military sources saying 22 iraqi
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soldiers and shia militia were killed in an attack at an air base on saturday and samarra north of zag bad they killed 55 isil troops trying to push the group back. we have the latest. >> the after math of an attack at the air base. their advance from ramadi is not slowing down. the mounting losses suggest they're right. 22 people have been killed. most of them are iraqi soldiers and shia militias that have threat ramadi. the u.s. carrying out airstrikes say even so the strategy won't change. so the plan continues to the west of samarra is entering what military commanders call a second phase. backed by u.s. airstrikes, iraqi soldiers continue to control of pockets of terrain. >> we reached a more
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strategically pocket of terrorists. i saw the presence of terrorists. we've seized total control of the area we're standing in, and we're providing security for the residents. we're backed up by army jet fighters it was a surprise to the terrorists that we managed to accomplish the mission in a few hours. >> the task now includes patrol, a dangerous mission in this barren land. isil has shown it's ability to appear on several fronts when iraq is distracted. focus is key. >> in many ways the current battle for anbar province is one for its controls and smaller towns and villages. iraqi security forces have had some success in taking back those roads in smaller towns and villages. they're using those towns and
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villages as a staging post to retake ramadi. but the isil fighters have an advantage. they have two major border crossings from syria into anbar province and they're using those to great affect for reinforcement. that's giving the iraqi security forces a serious challenge. >> pope francis is back in the vatican tonight after a visit to the bosnian capital of sarajevo. in his mass he stressed unity and peace in a country that was scared by 20 years of war. there was meeting with bosnia's three presidents. more bad weather expected in colorado. homeowners are dicking out from thunderstorms that produced hail in and around denver on thursday. dozens of buildings were damaged, so far no injuries. kevin corriveau has been tracking all of those storms. you said that hail piled up.
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>> meteorologist: it did pile up. we saw some reports of two to three feet. they had to get their shovels out, and it would be tremendous to see that type of hail in your driveway. we're looking at weather in colorado. we saw a tornado earlier but later tonight as we can see we're really seeing a lot of development here across south dakota, nebraska, as well as iowa. it's a late start for the evening, but that's going to be the area that we're going to be watching as we go through the next couple of hours. there is that tornado that we talked about. there are a couple of tornadoes down towards utah, but i'm concerned about what is going to be happening as this storm moves to the southeast in nebraska, iowa. we do have watches around warnings out in that area. especially the evening hours you can't see that convective weather of thunderstorms. keep these radios on especially for that region. now tomorrow we expect another severe weather day here across
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parts of kansas and as well as all the way over here across the ohio river valley. what is going to be happening they'll be extending out in that same area a lot of the same places that saw severe weather but it's going to extend more towards parts of the east. now we do have the temperatures to talk about as well. the temperatures towards the south extremely warm all the way tom memphis 91 degrees. and then also to the northwest over towards the eastern part of the cascades and looking at eastern washington as well as eastern oregon. temperatures at 95 degrees. but down tomorrow morning northern new england is looking at a frost warning in affect. >> some people are wondering where summer is and if it will ever arrive. kevin corriveau, thank you very much. in the northeast two convicted killers escaping from a maximum security prison near the canadian border. they drilled holes in their
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walls and made it out through plumbing tunnels. they're looking for 34-year-old david sweat and 48-year-old richard matt, who is convicted for kidnapping a man and then beating him to death. ♪ and now the pain of losing a son and the words meant to comfort >> he did in 46 years what most of us could do in 146. >> a touching tribute for beau biden. >> you bow biden died after a long fight with brain cancer. he was 46. ♪ bagpipe music ♪ >> we're here to grieve with you. but more importantly we're here
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because we love you. ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> president obama and first lady michelle were among those who came to pay their respects to beau biden. they were joined by some of the biggest names in american politics, bill with hillary clinton, senator majority leader mitch mcconnell harry reid, nancy pelosi and most of the cabinet. >> if is no secret that a lot of what made beau the way he was was just how much he loved and admired his dad. he studied law like his dad. even choosing the same law school. he chased public service like his dad believing it to be a noble and important pursuit. >> the u.s. commanding general we in iraq when beau biden serve there had. >> beau biden's character was
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genuine. he had a natural charisma that few people possessed. people willingly wanted to follow him completely trusted his adjustment, and believed in him. ♪ still my heart ♪ >> biden was remembered with music. chris martin from the band coldplay offered to perform after hearing beau biden was fan. >> i pray for all of us-- >> this is not the first time that tragedy struck the biden family. his first wife and child was killed in a car accident. beau and his brother hunter survived. hunter remembered beau as a loving brother who looked out for his family. >> to me my brother is not defined by his extraordinary resumé. he's defined by the quality of his character. the boy the man who always held you close the one who always
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made you feel safe, the one who always made you feel braver than he might have been. >> beau biden leaving behind his wife and two children natalie and hunter. when we come back new york, baltimore, philadelphia, chicago, the list goes on and on. there is a crime surge happening in a lot of american cities. what's behind it, and how can it be stopped? we'll take a deeper look up next. the embattled leaders were trinidad and tobago jack warner calling the media in, but he was not clear with his answers. >> and it was nearly 40 years in the making. a horse with jaw-dropping ending race the triple crown winner straight ahead.
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>> it is saturday night and time to take a deeper look at the surge in crime that we're seeing
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across the country. major cities are seeing the number of shootings and homicides skyrocket and that's saying the very least. the cause of concern since the recent spike of violence follows a drop in violent crime over the past two decades. we start here in new york. >> baltimore had it's most violent month in 40 years. chicago saw 12 homicides over the memorial day weekend. crime has risen 20% in new york compared to 2014. >> this is all hands on deck. all hands every single resource every single body, every single personnel on the streets of baltimore. >> following the death of freddie gray with peaceful protests as well as riots. in new york there have been a 135 homicides through the end of may.
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up from 113 in the same period last year. >> there has been obviously an up tick in homicides and shootings. it is something that we take very very seriously and something that we're addressing right now. >> mayor bill de blasio is under fire for eliminating stop and frisk as a tactic for fighting crime. >> tony herbert works as a community advocate in some of the community's toughest communities. >> do you feel like he's out of touch. >> totally. his staff is out of touch. they have this mentality that we're work at it from the standpoint. >> much of the violence comes from gang on gang violence and from high-crime neighborhoods. people here in brooklyn neighbor say they have different opinions on policing techniques but they would like to see better integration of the police force
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in the community. >> when it comes to stop and frisk, it doesn't stop violence. you know what i'm saying? it doesn't suppress it. it doesn't make it go away because you have people and you ask them for i.d. it doesn't solve anything. if they had 20,000 police here, who would stop it. >> local residents look at opportunity as the main reason for the prevalence of gangs. >> is it a tough neighborhood because of lack of money coming all the way down to the people who need it? >> 330 more officers mr. spend the summer months when crime typically spikes the highest patrolling new york city seats. it is worth noting that the murder rate monk the 15 largest cities in the u.s. is down from last year. while homicides are up in new york consider that in 2014 there were 328 killings.
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in 1990 there were more than 2200. al jazeera. >> that's new york. chicago also seeing a rise in shootings and homicide, city leaders are now looking at major steps trying to end the violence there. ash har quaraishi has more from chicago. >> my baby. >> just a snapshot of how fast and furious violence can hit the windy city. >> my baby. >> saturday night may 23rd, 12:30 a.m. two males are left in critical condition after shots are fired into their argument. one hour later 1:28 a.m. another and son shot in their car. that same night 2:24 a.m. one person shot multiple times in the chest. cpr is at ministered, but the victim is unresponsive. three shootings in less than two hours. all told by the end of memorial day weekend a dozen killed and
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over 40 wounded in shootings concentrated in chicago's troubled south and west side. the mayhem erupted just days after mayor rahm emmanuel use hisa speech to shine a light. >> when young men and women join begins we must gangs we must do better. when young men and women turn to crime for hope, we must do better. when prison is the place we send young boys to become men we as a city must and can do better. >> last week cook count commissioner announced a seven-point plan to fight violence. charge shooters with domestic terrorism. but some say that would be pointless. >> i don't think it doesn't fit in with the motion of domestic terrorism, but we have all the crimes on the books that we need
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in order to investigate and put away individuals who create this mayhem. >> a lot of people say he was an old soul-- >> last july we met up with tonya bertsch. since 2009 she has been searching for the killer of her 19-year-old son deonte smith. he was killed outside of a party party. she tells me that nothing hat changed. a no-snitch code of violence remains in the neighborhood. and today her pain is still raw. >> getting up and he's not here, trying to make it through a day thinking about i wonder if someone is going to come through and say this is what happened to my son. >> as the weather heats up chicago residents are bracing for another deadly summer season. city officials continue to point to a steady stream of guns on the street that is core to the problem. they say it covered around 7,000 illegal firearms from the streets last year, and police
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say it's what turns playground fights into murder investigations. >> joining us now to take a deeper look at this crime surge is glen martin, leader of justice leadership usa and from los angeles, former lapd police chief during the o.j. simpson saga and the the king incident. by the time the police are responding they're respond to go a mess and it's like saying that doctors are responsible for cancer. >> we live in a country where we're all too willing to deploy law enforcement to crime but public safety is not always about law enforcement. communities that are experiencing high crime police officers but they want public safety and it's about education, employment, housing healthcare.
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those sorts of opportunities are things that exist in other communities. >> mr. parks, you have been a cop for 38 years. i've ban journalist for that same amount of time. over and over again when we talk about surges in crime we hear people say until you fix the economics the problem is going to exist. are you saying the same thing over and over again or is it people are just not listening? >> i think people are not listening. if you look over the past 20 years and earlier you comment there had was 2200 homicide in new york and in los angeles, 20 years ago we were averaging 2000 homicide and this year it's under 300. are there more jobs. is there less poverty are there more programs? is there a larger budget in the rec and park facilities?
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are the libraries growing? what are the things going on in this period of reduction in crime. i hope no one thought that as crime stopped over the last 20 years that it would go to zero. that is totally something that is not--something that you can rely on. it will never go to zero and you're going to have spikes and valleys throughout addressing crime throughout the year and from year to year. >> in fact, you say that any time you can talk about a reduction or increase in crime in a single sound bite which we love in television, you've made it more simplistic than it should be. what should we be looking at? >> i think the issues are we do love sound bytes. we do love people getting news within the first ten seconds of the news story. very few people read the full dynamic of the story in the newspaper, but i think there are a lot of things that can be done as we look at the issue of crime dropping, is there as much emphasis by the media to find
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out now are you changing directions in your city to fund things that are fundamentally important to the community? when we hear people in ferguson, we hear people in baltimore what were they talking about? the number one issue was poverty, no jobs. and you hear people talking about all these new programs that we're going to go out and make friends with the public. after you make friends with them if you can't offer them a job to sustain themselves and their family, what options do you believe them leave them. >> glen martin, you believe getting tough on crime only leads to gentrified neighborhoods. but that leads to the assumption that cops only arrest blacks and hispanic and other minorities. is that what you're trying to say? >> as we look at the trends over the decades we find heavy-handed policing whether it's broken windows or stop stop and frisk here in new york where 800,000 people are stopped and the
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majority of them are young people of color who had done nothing wrong. then we have a reduction in crime, and everyone has made the correlation between those two things although i would argue there is no evidence that shows a correlation. we concentrate poor people in cities. new york crime rates is town from 1960s yet there are communities in new york and bringsville that still suffer from high rates of homicide and other violent crime. why? we decided that we'll make space safer for some wealthier new yorkers, and this happens across the country in these cities that we're talking about. >> chief parks you're an african-american. you've been in law enforcement your entire life is there a difference in the way that police see an african-american male and hispanic male versus a white male, and i say that are
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we talking about white cops, hispanic cops and blacks cops? >> first officers are officers, they're going to react with the training they have in the neighborhoods they have. unfortunately, when you reach into a community and take an idea about what may be happening what you're losing is a larger perspective. when you look at minority communities most often and i'm stereotyping, you deal with a higher crime rate. you're dealing with more guns and dealing with things that police officers are frightened about as to their own safety. in other communities that are wealthier, which may or may not be majority, may not have that same level of violence. >> does that mean the answer to the question i just asked is yes? >> the issue is that you're dealing with the communities and the ills probably more driven by poverty than driven by race. >> let's talk about this issue what is called the blue flu. when plot test stopped in
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baltimore the violence continued. now there has been a sharp rise in violence as we've been reporting. now do police fear for their own safety and they're turning their backs on crime? >> a 31-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son are two of the latest victims in a rash of murders and shootings to sweep across inner city baltimore 37 both were shot in the head. an unimaginable crime. >> i've seen some horrible murders, and you begin to wonder how can people do this to one another? >> this retired baltimore city police lieutenant was one of the department's top homicide investigators. today he's still friends with many in uniform. and he says the police department and the city's residents are in deep trouble. the last few weeks have been the deadliest here since 1996. >> what do you think is happening in this city? >> well, what i really think is
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happening right now is that i think police are not being aggressive because they're afraid of being arrested. if they make a mistake they're afraid they're going to be charged. >> the spike in crime comes one month after the death of freddie gray, a low level drug offender who died in police custody. [ protesters ] peaceful protests eventually turned to riots. hundreds of businesses damaged dozens of officers hurt by demonstrateors. days later six officers were arrested charged in connection with freddie gray's death. >> i'm hearing reports that a number of officers right now are retiring. >> oh, yes. >> and leaving this police department. why? >> well, because they're afraid that they're not going to be backed when they do their job. >> on the other hand, baltimore protesters express frustration after years of an aggressive policing style known as zero
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tolerance. in the 2000s arrest rates skyrocketed as police conducted random stop and frisk searches in crime-infested neighborhoods. on top of pressure for numbers retired lieutenant tableing blames current police training for the distrust between police and baltimore citizens. until a few years ago tabling worked at the the police academy. >> if they better understood the law they would make better arrests and they would make better evaluations when they came on the scene rather than acting out in frustration. >> pressure to increase arrest numbers overly aggressive policing poor training and decades in the making all leading to baltimore today. skyrocketing crime and a police department demoralized. >> i always told recruits you're getting into a thankless job. if you think that somebody is
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going to pat you on the back, you better think again. >> and chief parks i'll start with you. do police turn their backs when all of a sudden the camera is turned on them, and i'll ask the broader question, do officers believe they're there to serve and protect the people in some of those neighborhoods that we're talking about? >> i think the majority and the large percentage of them believe that they're there to serve the public. i think what we have a tendency to do is we--because of an incident in ferguson or baltimore, we have a tendency to drop to the lowest common denominator when people come up with anecdotal information where we're not going to work if you're going to keep an eye on us. that's the most ludicrous thing you can do. when you hire a police officer and give them a gun then their response is if you're going to scrutinize me i'm not going to work. i don't think that's a formula for success and i think that
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small percentage of people are looking to be apologists for their actions-- >> are you saying when the officers find themselves being videotaped on cellphones in the nationwide torrent of criticism coming from ferguson, coming from eric garner, that they're not thinking twice before they put cuffs on the suspect? >> if you operate by a practice of doing legal police work, you have no regard for a camera because you do legal police work. if you're out in the street doing things that you shouldn't do and you're concerned about who has the camera, the key is way back in the rodney king incident was an issue where people were forewarned, that you are being scrutinized. if you haven't learned that lesson between then and now then it's a sorry state of affairs. and i think that when somebody mentioned earlier the training in most--in a lot of the police departments is grade-a.
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the issue is how it's applied in the field and how it is retraining occurring and what is supervision doing when they see people stray from what is being taught as it relates to positive and legal police work? >> lynn martin on this issue of blue flu, cops refusing to make arrests because of ferguson and eric garner. what do you think about police stop making arrests. >> we have to be careful not to compare peaceful protests with criminality. these communities that historically have been the subject of violence, you're going to have to deal with police safety.
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>> how should we interpret that were they bad cops. if there are bad cops in police departments, what percentage of bad cops would you say? you talked about good cops but how many bad cops infiltrate police departments percentage wise. >> it's a misnomer that the police department is anything other than representative in the community. whatever is in the community is in the police department. the same type of concerns, you try to test them and weed people out but you do not have 100% success rate. i have found that it's a very small number of officers that are involved in criminal behavior very small number dealing with administrative cases that are serious. but i also found that often it's the repeat offender that just seems to get through the system and have the opportunity. they are the one who give the 97% of the officers a bad name,
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bad rap. if we dealt with those incidents of small number of people and made it clear that their behavior was unacceptable you would find the 90-plus% would flourish and as the speaker said earlier that 90% who are doing their job legally they don't ever change the way they do their job because they're doing it properly. >> martin, you get the last word. i have 20 seconds half a lot of tough talk going on right now. is it that they are the right voices to listen to or the loudest? >> i think it's the equivalent of seeing the stock market going up and down day-to-day and suggest we're seeing a pattern. i don't think we're in a place where we see if we see a true spike. if you look at the 15 largest cities murder is down 5%. i think we need to hold on and think about how we can invest in these communities for long-term public safety output. >> lynn martin and bernard parks, joining us from
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los angeles this evening gentlemen, both of you, thank you for taking a deeper look. coming up, the american city that claims it is ending veteran homelessness. and one day we may change the way we explore space.
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>> in houston the city has met a milestone. it has effectively ended homeless homelessness among military vets. houston accepted the first lady's challenge to end homelessness by 2015. >> texas contributes more military recruits than any other state in the u.s. houston alone there are more than 300,000 veterans. the country's second largest veteran population. and thousands more are expected to be returning home from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> even one homeless veteran is a shame.
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>> when first lady michelle obama challenged cities to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year, there were cities that signed on. >> there is not going to be another homeless veteran for lack of resources. >> houston had a succeeded in finding shelter for more than 3600 homeless veterans. >> we really had to focus on the individual veteran with individual stories and individual dreams that we needed to help. >> houston joins phoenix, salt lake and new orleans, and other cities that say they ended homelessness. but many more veterans need help. an estimated 58,000 former service men and women are living on the streets in cities across america. >> i slept in my vehicle and then i got tired and curling up in the backseat of my vehicle, i
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would get on the bus. i would ride around the city of l.a. >> this is the back of the burlington coat factory. this is actually where i slept many of the nights. >> cities like phoenix have tackled the problem by beefing up outreach teams streamlining services and bringing together government and private agencies. but the goal of ending veteran homelessness still alludes many cities who have accepted the challenge. >> now we have to finish the job once and for all because when a veteran comes home kissing the ground it is unacceptable that he should ever have to sleep on it. >> courty kili, al jazeera. >> the nsa spy program is the topic for tomorrow's third rail do americans prefer security to constitution protections in their privacy? >> we feel the safest since
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9/11. the polls come down to we don't care what nsa is doing because i can go to time square and i don't have to worry about a bomb is going off. >> do you believe there has been reform? >> i think on some level there has. i watch "homeland," right? >> i think everyone does. >> but i think people are afraid because they don't know what the government is doing. there is a lack of trust. i hope they're doing what they say, but is that true? that's a question that everybody has. >> and it comes down to the safeguard and oversight. by the legislative branch and by the judiciary. >> you can watch "third rail" 6:00 p.m. eastern time and 3:00 p.m. pacific time right here on al jazeera america. today outreach saying that
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fifa gave cash in exchange for ireland dropping its contest over a qualifying match. there are new allegations that germany sent rocket-propelled grenades to host the world cup games. and the salt lake city bid said that the corruption in fifa is far more deep rooted than what he saw with the international olympic committee. jack warner one former fifa official continues to defend himself against allegations of corruption. he is also a member of trinidad's parliament. he said this is all due to political riferies. he says that he's also ready to spill the beans on alleged fifa wrongdoing. >> one of soccer's most notorious leaders eager to show that he's not a wanted man but a needed one. jack warner has been indicted for corruption but he's has member of trinidad and tobago's
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government. he spent hours answering concerns but not our questions. reporters were allowed to record the 72-year-old politician, but not speak to him. >> if there was anything you wanted to say this is your chance. >> for days mr. warner has been pushing away questions. >> he isn't angry and bitter, jack warner is just fed up with all that has been happening over the last three years. he felt that government has a role to play in the arrest and the scandal, and he believes he wants to hit back at them. >> one of 14 people indicted by the u.s. justice department for his time at fifa. carver and gayle philip run a clinic next door to the next door to who many refer to affectionally as papa jack. it's a feeling shared across trinidad and tobago.
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football football. >> but towards the island it is clear to see warner's touch from stadiums to companies he has built. >> when jack warner came on the scene we had-- we had-- >> now he faces corruption charges and likely extradition to the united states. until then he's still working where the sign on the door offers an ironic message. "no money given ought out here" whereas the charge claim he gladly took it. >> the fifa women's world cup under way in canada. china and canada getting the start tonight in a match and new orleans also playing the netherlands. team usa will not take the field until money when it face office with australia and winnipeg. coming up, medical experts pushing the fda to approve a viagra for women, and some are accusing the business of lurks
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>> medical advisers urging the fda to approve a drug designed to boost a woman's libido. the fda twice rejecting that drug opening it up to accusations of sexism. >> we've all seen the commercial. >> talk to your doctor about viagra. >> erectile dysfunction. more than 18 million men all across america deal with it. more generally 31% of men report experiencing some form of sexual dysfunction. but for women the numbers are even higher: 43% suffer from sexual dysfunction and that comes out to nearly 70 million american women. but unlike the multitude of options for men viagra, cialis, the fda so far has declined to approve similar medications for women, specifically more than
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two dozen drugs have been approved for men. zero for women. but that could soon change. on thursday a panel of food and drug administration experts voted in favor of approving an experimental drug nicknameed pink viagra. it's been shown to help boost female sex drive and is the first non-hormonal treatment for pre-menopausal women who suffer from hyper active desire disorder. there are concern about side effects including increased risk of fainting if you drink alcohol while using it. >> they're talking about nausea, drowsiness that you might feel like fainting, and that could be worse if you're drinking alcohol. my point of view is that you're not supposed to drink with a lot of medications. >> some advocates for the drug see that as a double standard,
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one that suggests that women are not trusted not to get drunk. this is not the first time that the fda has been asked to vote on the drug. a german pharmaceutical company asked for it to be approved back in 2010. but it was denied by 10-1 vote. then it was suggested there was not enough evidence that the drug works. but now the manufacturer is back saying that it is ready for the market. as the fda makes a decision advocates hope that pink is the new blue. >> and that's morgan radford reporting the fda panel voting to approve the drug as long as certain risk management options were taken. they just want more than just labeling. a virtual handshake ushering a new era of space exploration could signal astronauts to work on other planets without setting foot on them.
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>> in the lab in netherlands the movement of a joy stick signals success. it's linked to another joy stick on board of the international space station. both men feel the force of the other pushing and pulling with only the tiniest of delay. >> we control the joy stick here on ground. we shook hands and we felt his force back on the hand. and we showed that it is mob to literally reach down to ground and touch things on the surface. >> you put your arm there. >> the team are also working on a robotic skeleton that they say will make the technology much more user-friendly. >> with my arm i'm able to manipulate the movement of this robotic arm, in this case just a few meters away. once this technology is fully developed that robot arm could
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be in space or even on another planet. >> astronauts with plenty of tasks to execute and also controlling robots taking months and years to become an operator. but the idea is having a more intuitive interface you can reduce the training time not only for astronauts but in the future for others to use robotic systems to execute different activities. >> and they could orbit around the moon and mars to provide work on the surface below. they could use a robotic rover without having to endure the harsh atmosphere. often in space you have only one chance to perform an operation because of the timeline restrictions because of orbital dynamics because of other constraints, so astronauts need to be well trained so when we
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take that action on orbit they do it correctly. >> for now the team is celebrating the technical success of their trial. and other tests planned for morrow bought. each test brings close for using machines to give a helping hand. al jazeera in the netherlands. >> there is another celebration taking place in up state new york. the wait finally over after 37 years. there is a new triple crown river, and it wasn't even close. >> american pharaoh! >> american pharaoh becoming the 12th triple crown winner and the first since 1978 by winning today's belmont stakes in new york. american pharaoh leading the entire race to win in a 2.22 after a number of failed attempts this is the first triple crown win for trainer bob
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baffert and victor espinoza. he's the olders jockey to win the triple crown and also the first latino. this is the news. more news heading your way good night. ght. >> on al jazeera america >>'s a vital part of who we are... >>they had some dynamic fire behavior... >> and what we do... don't try this at home! >> tech know where technology meets humanity... only on al jazeera america
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