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so when you want to be president and you. want to be rich. to go on to be pros this is what before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. first city. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta e-mails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has not provided credible to support his claims. i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing three months before the revelations provided by edward snowden he denied the n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the u.s. . the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an echo for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as george w.
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bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable. greetings and sell you taishan it's august ninth has become an important date in the people's history of the united states my hawk watchers because three years ago on august ninth teenager michael brown jr was tragically shot and killed in the streets by them ferguson missouri police officer darren wilson and the humid dog days of summer of two thousand and fourteen brown's murder and the dubious actions of ferguson city officials and its aftermath was just. match to gasoline the broad
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long standing racial tensions between law enforcement and black communities across the united states back into the headlines problems killing in the violent militarized police response to the protests over his death helped lead to the exponential rise of the black lives matter movement who originally came into being after the death of trayvon martin at the hands of george zimmerman who like officer wilson was never actually held accountable for committing any crime despite having the death of a young black man on his hands after brown's death we saw the violent police killings of twelve year old tamir rice in cleveland walter scott in south carolina friday gray in baltimore and recently philander steele in minnesota just to name a few of these deaths in the bureaucratic resistance to justice surrounding them can all be traced back to that fateful august ninth two thousand and fourteen that day when the white side of the united states was forced to come face to face with the reality of the great system and institutional oppression that still goes on
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today and could no longer be written off as you know rare one off vestiges of a bygone era confined to the dusty pages of u.s. history. so today let us remember august ninth michael brown jr and the countless lives who struggle we hope will no longer have to be remembered through their tragedy but through their victories as we start watching the home. wonder what it. looks like really look. at the bottom. like you that i got. the. lyrics such. what the what the roxio the tight rope letter
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and on top of the law last august ninth marks the third year anniversary of the death of michael brown many people were outraged by the events that transpired both during and after the killing of the arm black teen by a white police officer forcing many to question the tactics and role law enforcement and the justice system plays in their communities here's our to correspondent ashley banks with more. on august ninth two thousand and fourteen officer in a wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager michael brown in ferguson missouri brown's lifeless body lay in the street for four hours after the shooting took place which angered the community on august tenth twenty fourteen st louis county police held a press conference claiming brown was killed because he was reaching for wilson's gun later that evening protests erupted through the city now between august eleventh and august twelfth the f.b.i. announced it would join the police investigation and president barack obama addressed the shooting calling brown's death a heart breaking police were outfitted with riot gear dispersing pepper spray and
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rubber bullets as protests continue now on aug fifteenth the police department released surveillance video of brown taking part in a robbery prior to the shooting brown's family accuse the police of trying to turn as his character the very next day on august sixteenth the governor nixon declared a state of emergency and ferguson and impose a curfew making it a legal for anyone to be on the streets after midnight fast forward a few months on november twenty fifth two thousand and fourteen a grand jury decided not to indict officer wilson for fatally shooting brown a recent associated press investigation finds why if there are really any convictions in fatal police shootings when african-americans are the victim saying quote many jurors are simply reluctant to reject the accounts provided by police don't yet have barely president of the black lawyers association of cincinnati chimed in saying quote i think white jurors view them as not being capable of any
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wrong even when the facts show the other side the investigation also finds that racial bias is a factor saying quote studies have shown conscious and unconscious fear of african-american men plays out in numerous ways leading to the usual not guilty verdict like in the case of flatow could steal. terence crusher and sam to both shortly after officer wilson was found not guilty brown stanley filed a wrongful death lawsuit on june twenty third two thousand and seventeen ferguson's insurance company paid the family one point five million dollars the cost of brown's life studies show more than often families will receive a million dollar settlements paid for by taxpayers before they will see a conviction. and joining us today are civil rights activist perry red and our to correspondent ashley banks. who three years ago to still it still
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hits you know i think deep anyone who actually cares about community and cares about people still hits people what happened in the aftermath of service per i want to ask you three years later where does the death of michael brown jr kind of fit historically in the struggle for racial equality and racial justice in this country or historically speaking the death of michael brown brought forth for civil rights movement black lives matter was an organizing phenomenon so to speak one there was a poll was vehemently by a conservative minds in this country but one that was embraced out of guilt of the american psyche american knows that not convicting police who are caught on camera killing a segment of your population is wrong and so this consciousness is guilt consciousness brought us to a place where it looked like we would go in the right direction this country
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unfortunately nov eighth of twenty sixteen sent us backward in our progress in this country. and we've seen it again and again so that last sentence almost as if a certain amount of americans sort of open their eyes and realize that and understood what that meant when you talk about this oh my gosh i'm just standing back and letting this happen and what's my part in all of this. institutionalized racism perry what do you think are the last and actually i suspect what it what are the lessons that we still haven't learned from ferguson from mike brown from. freddie gray what are we still not getting unfortunately what we are getting is this cycle that continues to happen and i call the. police first of all first of all there is the shock and then we go through the outrage then we go for the call for calm and want to communicate because then the investigation so no way it happens all the time then the failure to charge now we've got more charge.
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but it's sort of now into a can be then we get home where everyone hold hands and it's all good alone let's have these police community interactions and then there's the amnesia time in the country where we get all about what really happened and then we're back to business as usual so what have we learned we learned we have been. doing the same thing over and over again. but we have it all want to ask you you know one of the biggest thing was speaking of things we've learned is you know in in the aftermath of everything that happened with michael brown of the city of ferguson the justice department came in and said oh we're going to you know you need to reform investigation policing for profit from the systemic racism within the city you need to reform you know where we have three years now where is the city of ferguson and
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in those reforms that were supposedly handed down by the justice system of the time we know the city of ferguson it's about two thirds black and during the time michael brown was shot there weren't a lot of black people and high positions there so over the last three years we've had the police chief in the city manager step down there a white males and now they've been replaced by african. american men in addition to that the seven member council that includes the mayor. at one point during our michael brown to incident there was only one african-american on that council and now we have three so that's some progress and like you said when the d.o.j. investigation came out it revealed a lot of systemic racism and that african-americans were wrongly targeted and the the city they had like two options they were going to sign a legal decree with the department of justice or they were going to use legal action so of course they decided yes we're going to sign this we go to clear we don't want to face legal action but they said that they were going to reform the
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police department and since then allegedly they have been working on hiring and training officers but as we saw in my package the associated press investigation is basically saying you can do all the hiring you want you can do all the training you want but mentally if the person is consciously or unconsciously afraid of african-american men by the way they were brought out what they see on television all of that won't matter will matter who you hire new won't matter who you train you know a lot of people are upset that the mayor is white because they're saying it's a white male he will be able to represent us in the way that we will like him to represent us because he doesn't know what we've got or he can't possibly know what we're going through some people are saying the city is moving in the right direction but a lot of people are saying it's not moving fast enough and the right direction i would say that's true of the entire united states were to go into reverse because it's not moving fast i mean what you saw you know recently minnesota were flown
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across it was extraordinary that you know the officer basically was let go or given the thing of we don't want to question the police you know we never want to question their authority which to me is ludicrous in a free society you're supposed to and unfortunately we see it. with police of course in their own way and well to more to keep. you know we. who. want. to make claim is ludicrous to the general american public until of course we see it on camera and. you know it's amazing isn't one of those things that i just wonder if it's going to have to start happening because i've had people in my own life that didn't understand the entire black lives matter movement or what was going on until a friend of theirs who is white was shot by the police and do you think that's kind of how it goes you you almost in total it till it happens to you don't understand
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until it happens to someone in your community you can't see that how how do we teach people how do we get people to understand that and empathize with the black community and that's this issue especially. without tragedy or is there a way do you just have to really literally feel that tragedy if you don't get it you don't get it. i would have to say that unfortunately it's hard you can't really convince someone of anything like you said unless they have experienced it themselves it has to hit home for them and with your friend obviously it hit home but when it comes to you know the police brutality this has been systemic thing that's happened for decades and this country is of course african-americans and other minorities are getting the brunt of this so they know that they live it they breathe it their mothers their fathers their cousins daughters whatever you know sons have been through these tragedies so they understand that there's a long history of this hurt but intel of course all white man
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a white woman experiences as they won't get it. speaking with what we've done or tactically speaking what we do to. some of the actual change we're used to introduce the concept young to people introduce black and white. like the australian one woman who minnesota she didn't deserve to be shot she walked up behind the police car and so have the police car according to the rebuys. and so to introduce two white children you two can be killed is an institution black people are more heat more there's a propensity to kill people more in this country even no less a been shot since michael bromwich there have been documented over twenty five hundred people shot in this country just over the last year one hundred thirty two
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bloods have been shot and killed by police and so this idea that it only happens to black people in this country is untrue it is more likely. proportionately blacks make up less of the population but we have been introduced to blacks and whites alike yes and that something is going to be a struggle you know when you've got conservatives taking over school systems and yeah we're going to take over curriculum i couldn't agree more we've got about a minute or two minutes left i just want to ask actually you both will start with ashley what kim the news media corporate read you do better in their coverage of civil rights tragedies and civil rights movements to bay area i have i guess two points for that when it comes to media i think it would be best if they didn't scrutinise our criminal law is the victim we see this more often than not especially when it's an african-american victim they're pulling up their history will record of what they've done when it has nothing to do with the shooting that
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just just took place say i feel like this is a human being they were off their lives it shouldn't matter what happened before this incident took place if it has no relation to be answered and my second point it would be great obviously if the media were to cover the root cause of what's going on not just the shootings that are taking place like we covered baltimore cease fire. last weekend i was there talking to the community there were other issues there i think the media sometimes just takes the side of what the baikonur police department is saying or whoever whatever department they're saying the authorities are saying instead of going in the community and finding out exactly what is causing it we shootings to take what you know agree on surely thank you so much terry red civil rights activist thank you so much ashley articles but always thinking of that everyone but you know as we go to break court watchers don't forget to let us know what you think about topics to cover them facebook and twitter see our poll shows at our two dot com coming up we discover a rather intriguing payscale or lack thereof on capitol hill and then we discover
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just how cracked up immigrations and customs enforcement or ice truly is there is cracked i would stay tuned to watching the hawks. i'm john harshman and i'll give you what the mainstream media can't the big picture . and when you question mark find what you're looking for you see. we'll go deeper investigate and debate all so you can get the big picture. there's a real irony going. to let him think about it responsibly points new people and there is always well that's what i think it's always seen examples do you see a little more area now to hold still surveillance you feel you have already and while there's room to move to size and size then trump has used to sell you always
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on the story because it's garbage real shiny. and ninety ninety five come. passed its own version of the fair labor standards act which establishes overtime pay minimum wages and employment standards for miners congress's version the congressional accountability act excluded a number of protections and defines those protected as quote any employee of the house of representatives and clearing an applicant for employment and a former employee but shout not include and in turn fast forward two decades later and the only people able to participate in the congressional intern program are likely white rich and connected and extensive report from the odyssey group advocacy group a our interns released this june found that less than half of united states
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senators don't well pay their enter in fact barely eight percent of congressional offices ten percent of republicans and four percent of democrats regularly offer paid internships and while some offer access to other funding such as scholarships and a mere fourteen percent of congressional offices have any paid insurance what effect does this have on our government well it means only those with connections and money can serve as a congressional in turn the average cost of a summer internship in washington d.c. is around six thousand dollars for three months meaning less privileged and turns will have to incur debt or work other jobs simultaneously ultimately making their experience less fulfilling it means that these super white massively privilege and turn classes on capitol hill won't be going anywhere until we root out twenty years of partisan classism and racism we've allowed to fester in our also democracy while . i get there as i can hear you go to the dreaded to get there because you could
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see the writing is on the wall you know really blew my mind about what you were just saying there is the party that apparently claims to be for the poor that we're going to gloss the democrats there in terms of capitol hill yeah but i'm alone with her yeah even the republicans. and that's where you're going to get that's where you get your true. blood drives where you see the. the survey avers new ways thing is that kid in that office if they're they're big and they don't have to worry about it whatever it's a favor because somebody is kids and something else and i got you this fundraiser so make sure your kid gets through your nephew and if it's one out of internationally call him in the film industry must hire hero my brothers sisters kid is friends with the producer or in this case the big donor the money can you give them a job on the hill but what really is interesting is the you know is the money issue on there somehow you know basically you know at the end of the day the big problem is the schools you know the school credit doesn't pay your bills at the other no
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and flat stipends which are some sort of the congressional black caucus and also the hispanic congressional hispanic caucus institute even though there are stipends only range from about twenty five hundred to four thousand you're still talking about if you need six thousand which is the bare minimum you're still talking that kids are thirty five hundred to two thousand dollars short and we actually spoke to senior congressional chief of staff senior freshness chief of staff who wish to remain anonymous but about this issue and what they told us is this school credits are are the are only in a sense incentive to d.c. area college students and by definition and they're by definition successful it definitely it's leads to a pretty homogenous pool of resumes to choose from even if we try to hire more diverse applicants so what's happening is people aren't even trying it makes it less you live in the area and you can afford to work for free you can't do what you do and here's the problem and you know that you're already in a place of privilege because you're clearly already in a good school in that area
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a lot of those you're ready up i'm looking at here is the problem with this and we're talking about earlier today is that the problem there is that if you you know congressional staffs you would hope would be made up from people of all walks of life of the people there were right away if you are got a problem you know back home in missouri i got a problem with. nobody up here living in the washroom. and d.c. area could relate to this oh but my in turn from over there from a lower income family who's here you know learning how politics works hopefully gets a job later taken political sides oh he might know but the fact is you're only pulling from this one small pool right people and you need that you need to get into that pool to be able to do it but i think the reason this happened even more nothing it's all goes back to our good buddy newt gingrich at the end of the navy with this when he presented his contract with america which promised to lower taxes and the deal as a matter of law but you remember and i was not going well one of the initiatives was to eliminate the l.b.j. congressional internship program which had supported in turn ships for what almost
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three hundred in terms per year that brought the investment in terms from all walks a lot going on for twenty mary patch the office of represent elizabeth first told washington post back in ninety four that quote well just we'll just look within our budget and find a way to cut it maybe there's a magazine subscription we don't need maybe we can look at those small things you know that add up but how much did this big push which cut in terms and in turn scholarship programs out only save the u.s. government about three hundred fifty thousand dollars a year great job maybe it could have cut defense and do good on what their public and. with the white house so laser focused on the issue of immigration perhaps it's understandable that the immigration and customs enforcement agency has been such a frequent sight in the headlines these days the agency already guarded controversy earlier this year by waiting outside courthouses to pick up on documented immigrants facing traffic tickets and applying for restraining orders but in a recent investigation by connecticut connecticut's hartford grand reporters found
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that ice agents have started using children yes children as bait to lure in undocumented parents for arrest and deportation proceedings meanwhile in new york city an american citizen who was held in detention by ice berg three years thanks to a case of mistaken identity just lost his court case for monetary damages in a case of. really mistaken. all this begs the question where is the outcry over children immigrants and even american citizens facing such a surreal justice system titled the where is the outcry from some of us are lots of hearings. because you don't see it and you don't understand the sort of the effect that the web that sort of shoots out from like this what happens is i mean you're looking at one kid in this case it was a child the youngest of four was also facing his own immigration hearing and he was only released on the family on the condition they had promised to attend all of these meetings or all of these meetings and hearings then they show up to the
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meetings and hearings and they arrest that it was all it's all just part of this you know thing and this whole nightmare scenario is why a lot of local police departments don't want to work with ice and a lot of local agencies don't want to work with them because what it does is it gives this entire fear a factory ends up going into your town and that means that people aren't bringing their kids and for vaccinations for health concerns they are bringing their kids to school they are premium to the hospital when they need things and they're not going to tell the cops when things are happening when crimes are committed because they're afraid then the cops are going to call i is and they're going to get arrested that's a woman gets raped or someone gets assaulted if your kids are really sick they won't go because they're afraid of being around it's a really lawless community in the world of everyone so afraid of deportation and the police there and look even years of the deportation is going to say will those persons of the country legally you know look at the end of the day if they're afraid of deportation i mean this could happen to people who are citizens right
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that even if the kid from new york i mean here. it's like if someone isn't supposedly or abide by children being used to arrest parents what should really capture anyone's attention is the case of to be you know watson so you know basically view this. the detainees citizens dads middle name you longer with another so there's a new middle name was living. the knowledge that you can confuse or livingston is beyond me well this poor kid spent three years in custody because they couldn't prove that he was american citizen he was saying no i am an american citizen here's a well we don't know your you know all of this. but to add insult to injury is as i said the court ruled that your watson on one leg eighty four thousand dollars after they finally sorted out saying what i was watching a video talking about as i want about a grand three years and then a court ruled that watson didn't sue quickly enough because he had missed the two your stats of the limitations all on a lot of attention the two year had passed while he was still being detained by the
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way because he was on over boulder afford a warrior and he had very minimal education here's the kicker. in the court ruling that he doesn't get this money in the statue of limitations and all that they ruled that watson's case does not merit an exception to the statute of limitations because that is a rare remedy to be applied in unusual circumstances not a cure all for entirely and entirely common state of affairs did i just to submit that it's a common state of affairs for them to lock up american citizens and not realize they're american citizens for three years loops that or the what's what's the other side of the oh well we face a lot of cases with people who are on able to afford a lawyer in this country even though you're guaranteed legal representation in our legal system i mean either way it's a terrible savage terrible terrible sentence and i. know. shooting at the root of the word zero is sanskrit for and or avoid when it comes to having the
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consciousness to recognize the concept of zero it seems that some are much more aware of the world than have it then we've given them credit for scientists have known for a while that zero as a quantity is difficult for even humans to grass which is why children are taught zero after they've learned other numbers and until now only vertebrate animals like monkeys humans and birds have been able to record. and but i see no science is led by scarlett howard at the r m i t university in melbourne australia discovered that when they made two platforms one with a number of shapes and one with no shapes they could teach honeybees the concept of zero using sweet and sour taste on the platforms eventually the training saw the bees recognizing the platform with zero shapes eighty percent of the time the team still hasn't figured out why honeybees comprehension of zero is similar to humans and primate but in the meantime tyrrell i think it's safe to say that honey bee brains are not shown yet but clearly they are hopefully we can save the army
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bees long enough to learn more about their saying no more than they're letting out on their streaming it was zero so we don't let them die out house for us where they are and that is our show for today remember everyone in this world we are told we are loved and up so it was well you know i am tired robot turtle and i'm past the wall of people and watching all those hawks all that ever break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works not the economy is built around quite recent operations from washington washington the media the media
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the voters elected to run this country business equals. boom bust it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . he. called the fear we took. every the world experience. and you'll get it on the old the old. the old according to just. come along for the ride. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the sixties full on austin the only show i go out of my way to punch you know what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah mr john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently
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better than that and see people you never heard of love jack tonight president of the world bank they. really. seriously send us an e-mail. might have been tony on this is america's lawyer the oppression of native americans in the united states has been one of the most overlooked stories in all of us history from the earliest days native people have been stripped of their land stripped of their rights and script of constitutional protections broken treaties underfunded government programs and the lack of media attention have only made the oppression worse tonight we'll take a look at how the u.s. government has for centuries been trampling on the rights of native americans and then later in the show i'll talk about another legal battle against monsanto as one of its herbicides has midwest farmers complaining that it's destroying their land so don't go anywhere america's lower starts now.
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or. most big. the united states tend to believe that we're ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to the rights of our citizens we criticize them publicly admonish other countries when they violate the civil rights of their people but we often turn a blind eye to the curate it right here on our own soil there is no shortage of oppressed groups here in the us the list seemingly is inless of different groups that have been attacked by the government the media law enforcement agencies but one group that's often overlooked in in these discussions is the oppression of the native american population since the very first days of our republic native americans have been pushed aside quite literally to make way for wealthy white landowners we stripped them of their land they lived on for centuries so we could.


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