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may couple parts with that american root canal report within the taliban. believe it, there will be a powerful itala baldessari inside story podcast. a frank assessment of the days headlines subscribe now. however you listen to podcast. ah guilty of manslaughter. u. s. court rules on the case of white police officers shooting a black man dead at a traffic stop in minnesota. ah, phenomenal veronica, this is al to 0 and live from dog. ha. also coming up. the u. k. governments, as the army kron variant, of course, 19,
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is less likely to on while hospitals bought concerns remain as infections rise across europe. vladimir putin puts mason in his science. the russian president blamed the alliance for creating tensions and a victory for workers in amazon. they can now form a union to fight for their rights. ah. in the u. s. state of minnesota, a white police officer has been convicted in the killing of a black man and a racially charged trial. kimberly potter shot and killed 20 year old dante right during the routine traffic. stop in april. john hendrick reports from minneapolis. find the defendant guilty. fine. the defendant guilty again in minnesota, a white police officer is convicted of killing a black man. kim potter lowered her head as she was found guilty of 1st and 2nd
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degree manslaughter for fatally shooting 20 year old dante wright. as she was taken into custody with no chance of bail, her husband shouted his support as police ought to arrest right on a warrant. after an april traffic stop. potter says he resisted arrest and she fired, which she thought was a taser. oh, the weapon she drew with her gun potter expressed remorse and tear filled testimony . i remember yelling taser taser taser and nothing happens. lou, the shooting came as protestors, some of them violent filled the streets of minneapolis. during the trial of derek shaven, a white police officer ultimately convicted of killing another black man, george floyd. protestors rushed to the scene of the right,
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shooting. as the verdict came inside the court house rights family celebrated outside the moment that we heard guilty of manslaughter. one emotions, every single emotion that you can imagine just running through your body at that moment. am i kind of let out a yelp, some residents to expressed relief? i'm really excited. it's a good day. it's a good christmas gift florida bill. no, move me if what a family of the say right now that he got his us is i feel a little more at ease at ease. like definitely when efforts have been, i was scared to even get in the heart. minnesota attorney general seemed to feel vindicated. we have a degree of accountability for dante's dep. accountability is not justice. dusted, justice is restoration. justice would be restoring donte to life and making the right family whole again. justice is beyond the reach that we have in this life
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for dante but accountability is an important step, a critical necessary step on the road to justice for us all. that road he says is a long one. potter faces a maximum of 15 years sentence on the 1st degree charge and 10 on the 2nd. but guidelines call for substantially less than any case potter is likely to spend years in prison. as potter awaits sentencing on february 18th, outside the court house were looting an arson followed george floyd's death. in the summer of 2020 the streets were mostly quiet. john hendrick, al jazeera minneapolis all calls for systemic changes and policing, and criminal justice in the u. s. have been growing and recent years, they grab global attention after the murder of george floyd last year. in april, former minneapolis police officer, derek shaven, was found guilty on all counts and floyd's death. according to mapping police
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violence, black americans and maybe 3 times more likely to be killed by the police than whites. despite only making up 13 percent of the population and an n p r investigation reveal that police officers have fatally shot at least a $135.00 black men and women since 2015. at least 75 percent of the officers will identified as white. while debbie hines is a former baltimore city prosecutor and currently a legal analyst, she says there's still a lot more to be done to achieve racial justice and the u. s. it's just rare that police officers are even charge. what for a killing? let alone convict. if they are charged for it kill way and then even after being convicted, it's even rare still that they get any significant gel time for the conviction. i don't think that any police officer tonight to be quite honest, a scam are concerned because cam potter was convicted of manslaughter. i think that where the change will come about, it's not going to necessarily be in the courtroom. it has to be through police
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reform in this country. what justice looks like is people like dante wright would still be living today. he would not have been stopped and killed because he had an air freshener hanging above his window in his rear view window. and his car, that's what one of the things that justice looks like justice looks like police will not be get jittery when they stop the black person for basically anything and then ends up killing them. justice will look like when police are basically treating black people the way they would treat a white individual. because most of these cases where people end up dead, the best ration disproportionate numbers are black people. so there was a long way that we have to go before we have justice in this country because justice means what they are and what is just and that's not what's happening right now. but that has to happen systemically throughout the police departments within this country. and through police reform that we can even have one of the federal
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level, which that appears to be also lacking in this country. with now friday marks one month from south africa announce the 1st case of the corona was variance known as all micron and scientists. now are developing a clearer picture of it's dangerous so far the data and the u. k. suggest is milder than previous variance, but because it's significantly more infectious, it could still cause serious pressure on health systems. may baka, for somehow europe as being impacted by on the chronic health services across europe on a war footing. taking the fight to armor chrome by giving booster vaccinations to hundreds of thousands of people a day. the variance fueling a new wave of infections across europe. in the french capital long queues formed outside pharmacies and coven testing centers in the run up to the christmas holidays. elsewhere, french police increase their checks on people's health passes,
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allowing for now at least the cities restaurants to remain open. president emanuel, my crohn took to instagram to urge people to avoid spreading the virus from you on how me miss this year. once again, because of the virus, i asked you to have a lot of vigilance. this means continuing the protections against viruses. you know, smart as regularly washing hands respecting, distancing ventilating rooms regularly with fresh air, isolating, and testing ourselves. as soon as we have symptoms, smart epistle, newsome, b, u, k. health security agencies, the latest body to crunch real world data on the severity of the disease. concluding that someone with omicron is as much as 70 percent less likely to be admitted to hospital. but because the transmits ability of our microns very high infections could rock it to the point, large numbers may still end up in hospital. we do know with only crime that it does a spread a lot more quickly as
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a lot more infectious than delta. so any advantage gained from reduce risk of hospitalization needs to be set against that. and when we know, for example, if her, if a much smaller percentage of people are at the risk of hospitalization is as a smaller percentage of a much larger number, there could be still significant hospitalization. our best way to, to deal with this, the best way to protect ourselves is through vaccinations and in particular the booster program. it is now even more important to come forward and to get boosted. the analysis also concluded that 2 doses of a covert vaccine are not enough to offer strong protection against omicron a boost as vital and reducing symptomatic infection and serious illness. although data suggests protection starts to wayne after just 10 weeks. 3 jobs also don't stop people from contracting and spreading the disease at an alarming rate. despite no new official covert restrictions in england,
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london's christmas markets are quiet. footfall as down hawkish, british government ministers want clear cut evidence of a risk to the national health service before backing any new restrictions. evidence that may take days to become clear in the hospital data. what happens in the british capital, where omicron cases are at their highest, will sound the alarm for the rest of the country. and given the numbers here, the rest of europe to leave barca, al jazeera, london, ecuador has made vaccinating against covered 19 mandatory. most people there are now obliged to get an occupation against the corona virus. only those of medical conditions that could be complicated by vaccination will be exempt. health officials are concerned by the increase in circulation of new variance and most of the new reporters infections. it's estimated 77 percent of the population. they have already been inoculated. new york scaling down new year's eve celebrations in
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response to a surgeon. corona virus cases. the annual event in times square will limit numbers and people will have to show proof of vaccination. and where mosques infections have risen 60 percent of the past week 12000 new cases was reported on wednesday. health officials say more testing site has been opened. it is what it is. it's also holiday when i was in line. we had people going abroad. we had people who had to be tested every week and a half. we had people like me who were exposed. we had people who didn't feel well . so you've got everybody now. i betcha. next week no lines. gabriel elizondo has more from new york. new york city has become right now at this very time. the national epicenter in the united states of the pandemic, all 50 states in the us have proven some cases of army grant. but here in new york city,
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it is worse than anywhere else in america. the big issue is testing. there is not enough testing here in the city or state to meet all of the demand. this is a state of 20000000 people and about half of which live here in new york city. and with the cases rising so exponentially over the last week or so, there is a huge demand for testing. as you can see at this test site that we're at here on 42nd street in midtown manhattan. the lines have been at times hundreds of people. they've stretched for blocks in some parts of the city. and you can see that it's not just right here at this testing site. but they're trying to open testing site all over the city as fast as they can. in fact, if you look down a block here, you can see another one, they're just a block ahead. all of these sites just have opened within the last 48 hours or so. and even beyond that, another block, there are more testing sites,
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but simply not enough. many of the sites that were open during the height of the pandemic. here in 2020, were closed down after new york thought that the pandemic was over. well clearly, that is definitely not the case of radio or short on the intervals of people to receive a call. the 19 booster shots from 5 months to 4 starting in january. it will be cut down even further to just 3 months on january 30. first, the announcement comes with the countries dealing with a record number of infections, mainly due to the on the kron variance. now south korea will pardon former president park golden hay has been serving a 22 year prison sentence for corruption. as part of current lead a moon j n's, new year, amnesty park was convicted in 2017 colluding with a friend to receive billions of dollars from major companies. she was the country's 1st democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office should be released at
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the end of this year. still ahead on the bulletin fiction or future, some predict terrifying outcomes from facial recognition technology, an artificial intelligence. ah, look forward to brighter scores. who with sponsored play cattle at ways. hey there, here's your weather in a minute. 15 for asia, we're going to begin in india. it's a foggy start to the day on friday for the northwest and also the northeast. but you're going to be hard pressed to find any rain across india. same goes for bangladesh, inter sri lanka, in the mall div smalley coming in with a height of $31.00 degrees, after se, asia rain is piling up for that southern portion of sumatra. and just to the south of sioux, the ways you got this likely going to cook up into a tropical cyclone and impact the top end of australia on saturday. now for indo
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china, unsettled toward the east also in the south. but for the west stellar's stretch of weather that includes 4, bangkok with a high 30 degrees. rain is pressing down from the yangtze river valley right down to the pearl river. valley breezy day for shanghai. those winds coming out of the north, gusting to about 40 kilometers per hour. the snow is going to pile up in western hope hydro in the days to come hours, even 30 centimeters to be expected. then we got that cold air in northern, a, china that's going to sun further toward the south. i painted on the colors the dark of the purple, the lower that temperature salt just a high of minus 7 degrees. but this is a quick shot of cold air because by next week your temperature shoots up to 6 degrees, which is above average on tuesday. can't wait for that that sure weather update. we'll see you soon. lou weather sponsored by katara always. it's the political, the bay show that's challenging the way you think have agencies fail hate. the situation is was it was before the dish and found life and digging into the issue
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is a military advancement. going to stop the family ticket i is on that have company to devout people out of die. how will climate migration differ for those who have in those who don't have lot of countries see, we will pay poor countries to keep refugees. there are 4 with me, mark lamb on hill, on out 0. ah ah, good to have you with us on al jazeera reminder of our top stores, the south during the u. s. is found fallen minnesota police officer kimberly porter guilty of manslaughter, and the fatal shooting of a black man 20 year old dante wright died after pontus shot him during the routine
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traffic stop in april. the u. k is a health agency says people who are micron a 50 to 70 percent, less likely to be admitted to hospital and those with delta. the country reported nearly 820000 cases on thursday. just a day after reporting more than a 100000 infections for the 1st time. and south korea has pardon former president park, good hey, has been serving a 20 year prison sentence for corruption. it was part of current lead a moon j n's new year, amnesty park was the country's 1st democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office now military attentions between russia and the nato alliance have featured prominently in president vladimir putin's end of year news conference. speaking to about 500 journalists in moscow, putin rejected the idea that russia should provide security guarantees to the west . he says, nato should be the one given assurances, because it's created the tensions hold read and reports. it's a cold, cold,
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christmas in terms of russia, nato relations, as evidenced by these russian troops undertaking, firing exercises near the border with ukraine and of all the topics covered in president putin's annual news conference. it was the questions about ukraine and possible nato expansion, which saw him visibly bristling where bubbled guarantee it. i thought would we have made it explicitly clear that further later, movement eastward is unacceptable. what is unclear about valley to go? are we putting missiles next to the united states borders unique knows this, it is the united states to has come to us with their missiles. they already on our doorstep, him a yes. need your good address and their response to a question from a u. k. news channel, he highlighted the historical context of the grievance. clearly banashali. yet no, we're doing, we're no us to discuss, not one inch to the east is what we were told in the mighty mite is and what happened? we were duped. we were brazenly tricked. there were 5 waves of nato expansion to
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law. that's what we're talking about. you have to understand, it's not us who are threatening and we didn't come to the borders of the us or the u. k. you came to us, you crank, gained its independence from the soviet union in 1991, although it's cultivated close ties with europe. some parts remain deeply connected to russia by history and language in 2014, when you are my dan protest, ousted ukraine's pro russian president. russia swiftly annexed the crimean peninsula and supported pro russian separatist groups in the eastern region of dumbass. but ukraine's express wish is membership of nato and the european union and ambition reiterated this week by president zalinski, my brother in law. yet we want to unblock the don best priest process as soon as possible to return crimea to gain membership with the european union in the upcoming years left. and to get a very clear and very specific time frame from nato. and we want to get it in 2020 to the kremlin, has tabled security proposals,
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which would effectively block ukraine's nato ambitions. russia has also deployed tens of thousands of its troops near to the ukrainian order diplomats from the united states and russia. we'll meet to discuss the proposals in january. nato is in real quick position here. an attack against one nato member is considered an attack against all. so while defending ukraine's rights to freely apply for nato membership, the alliance knows that granting membership could bring nato troops face to face with russian soldiers across a buffalo front. instead of these ukrainian soldiers practicing with us supplied javelin miss off, it could be american troops firing them for real. and russian soldiers firing back pull brennan, al jazeera niger repeat negotiators and talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with iran. are accused of having no new practical initiative around foreign minister says the european delegation wasn't constructed during the most recent round of talks. world powers have made little progress in meetings to reinstate the
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agreement. that sets limits on nuclear program. iran won't sanctions imposed by the us to be lifted talks are set to continue on monday. now ethiopia, government says its eliminated potential threats from to grind rebels in the north of the country. it is a turnaround of events declaring the state of emergency last month. when rebels were gaining ground, ethiopia has been fighting to grow and rebels since november last year. to grow people's liberation front hasn't responded. douglas and i took that away tomorrow. the national unity campaign launched by prime minister abi ox made has completed its 1st phase and has successfully changed its goals as the foreign horror regions were recaptured from the t great front. also any future threats that terrorists might post, ethiopia have been removed and government forces will remain in the positions until further notice that in up now, hundreds of women have marched in sudanese cities after allegations women were
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raped during anti military protest last week. the united nation says it received reports that 13 woman organic re why security forces on sunday will be attending this march. and on the mom say the military wants to frighten protest this and stop them from pouring onto the street. now amazon has reached a legal settlement that paved the way for the workers to freely organize unions. without retaliation, the agreement was finalized the us national labor relations board on wednesday. it includes allowing employees to use break rooms and parking lot. so unionizing activities and amazon will notify all of its hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers. all right, well let's get more on this now. we're joined by shannon this real it and she's an attorney who specializes in neva issues. and she's joining, joining us live from vermont. very good to have you with us on alex's era. so how
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significant is that? that works at amazon? we're now be allowed to meet on company premises outside of working hours, which previously wasn't allowed? well, i think this is a huge victory for labor that the current general counsel of the national labor relations board is made clear that she is serious about enforcing worker's rights to unionize. and this is going to have an in norm, its impact in the united states. amazon is one of the biggest employers. and this settlement sends a strong message that employers, no matter what their sides have to fight with us law and give their workers the opportunity to join together and act collectively in their own interests. amazon. as you know, incredibly powerful company. do you expect it to abide by the changes? will the labor board monitor the changes? what, what significant about this agreement is that amazon has agreed to these conditions?
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and so if it does not abide by them, the labor board will be able to enforce them without going through all of the procedures which can be quite lane they would ordinarily require. so this is going to give the board particularly strong strength to monitor and make sure that amazon 5 for that and gives us workers the space and the right to organize. and what does the right to organize? what does that mean in terms of improving working conditions for the something like 750000 workers at amazon, many of whom have been protesting against their working conditions recently? well, it's a, it's a big deal. it's a big issue because not everyone realize it's about us labor law, but you have the right to work collectively to join forces with your coworkers to try to improve conditions your workplace. whether or not you have
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a union that is protected activity under the n r, a national labor relations act. so this is very significant for amazon in particular because there have been a number of attempts by amazon workers to form unions recently. very well publicized that there is a union organizing drive in a warehouse in alabama. there have been other attempt to drive. it's very hard for workers to, to do that and overcome the forces of employers who don't want unions. so this is, this is the big victory because it will allow the workers to communicate with each other and take action to try to convince their coworkers that a union would be a good. it allows them to talk with one another about forming a union without fear that they're going to be retaliated against by the employer. the employer can't do something like call the lease on them, which is something that happens sometimes in these organizing drive. and you know,
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away from amazon, the also seen work staging strikes act, kellogg's, us, su, plans, darren coast, starbucks to name a few other companies. you think the pandemic has had an impact? the labor shortages that we've seen during the pan demik given employees hasn't given more employees any more leverage. would you say to fight for better working conditions or pay? yes, absolutely. i do think it does because i think because of the neck. well, there are a lot of employers who are in need of employees and a lot of employees to realize that they don't need to work for employers who aren't providing good working conditions. it's allowed a lot of employees to be much more picky about where they work and it's also given a lot of employees leverage to ask for or demand better treatment. and that includes coming together with co workers to say we want to form
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a union and we want to use our collectives, my age to, to stand up to employers who wouldn't in other times want to bargain with them. so i think they have a lot of a lot of leverage right now. and i also think that the public is much more in tune to the needs of workers, particularly low wage workers and service workers and lighted a pandemic. i think this whole disaster we've been living through has really opened a lot of people's eyes to the value as the labor that networking people are providing and how important it is just keeping our society going. shannon this reward and thank you very much for your time. thank you. now, we're the one week from maining and 2021. we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year and also looking ahead at what might shape and use jenda in 2022. they were grown concerns about the adoption, the growing adoption, rather
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a facial recognition technology. government say it's for security that others predict a terrifying future. rob reynolds explains in this dramatize zation of a potential dystopian future technology watchdog group the future of life institute portrayed killer autonomous weapons. using facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence to commit crimes, attack military and civilian targets and spread terror all without direct human involvement. if it's not science fiction technology experts say you can actually create a drown that you say, just go hunt this specific individual and kill that remote law. and i think it's an extremely dangerous situation to be at visual recognition technology or f r t doesn't require billions of dollars or dozens of super computers. we're talking about being able to do something with commodity hardware with freely available
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tools. that stuff has been around for, you know, a few years now. and there's no reason why that couldn't be used by. i folks, even, you know, you don't have deep technical expertise. the prospect of non state actors employing the technology is troubling. but countries are already using mass surveillance, f r t. in the u. s. police used f r t to identify specific black lives matter. protesters then scrutinize their social media accounts and check for outstanding warrants. other countries have massive networks of interconnected cameras. london is a city that comes to mind, it's one of the most, you know, it has one of the widest works for surveillance. and they have processes in place to manage some of that. china uses f r t to curtail human rights. in china, there are specific ways in which they're trying to recognize the weaker minority so
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that they can again surveil and curtail their movements and harassed them and put them in concentration camps. and ah, there are also positive lights saving applications of the technology. for example, in auto safety, most people may not realize, but many new automobiles now have a camera that's built into the car that actually is, is observing the driver. and those sorts of technologies can be used then to help, you know, recognize that somebody's using drowsy or, you know, is to repair, to driving those sorts of things. like many technologies that have burgeoning in recent decades, f r t is largely unregulated in september, a united nations report singled out a i enabled f r t as posing special threats to human rights. the un human rights chief michelle bunch, a lead called on member states to issue an immediate moratorium on artificial
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systems until researchers fully assess what she called the catastrophic risks they pose rob reynolds.

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