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tv   Documentary  RT  February 25, 2019 4:30pm-5:01pm EST

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i think. we may be completely different in this. syria. also. much much more.
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it was. just there. on the lawn. we're learning new details about the killing of an. employee who was murdered on the job saturday evening police say they have caught. a man in
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a sheriff's office says he goes by the nickname. twenty one year old james rhodes is charged with the murder of twenty year old shelby farah. you still. think she's in the news right here in the chair in the wrist in the thigh with a forty glock every bullet exiting. her standing then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching for the. she fought for. twenty minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the. struggle to take even a few steps towards her daughter's vigil she says tonight the pain of shelby's loss
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is real i'm going to make sure if it takes the last breath that he needs to get that down and. we begin today's show with a look at the chaos surrounding executions in the united states now that many of the drugs used for lethal injections are no longer available the execution drugs scarcity stems from the receipt of manufacturers in europe and united states to live to be used to people to death. i think the job of defending. the most unpopular amongst our society is absolutely indispensable part of our society. all of my clients have already been tried convicted and sentenced to death in the ohio state court system. every. execution has been scheduled schoolin back to june third of two thousand and
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nine really slagle he ended up committing suicide three days before the execution very midst jr on september twenty fifth was executed ron phillips was next on nov fourteenth two thousand and thirteen. and. that is where. all the attorneys for an ohio inmate scheduled to die through an experimental execution method say their client will suffer a terrifying and agonizing death according to his lawyers the untested injection method it will not properly statement which will cause him to feel the pain of suffocation before he dies and his mcquire is on death row for the one nine hundred eighty nine rape and murder of pregnant woman joy stewart. the state is planning to inject him with a two drug mix that's never been used in an execution before. we presented our case to the judge to stop the execution. and we argue that dennis is going to
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essentially feel to be consciously aware of feeling like he is going to suffocate like he is suffocating because he is suffocating because of the way the two of us work. so now we sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. it's. really. hurts going to. find you know is. he. going to. be this is alan garner from the federal public defenders office. oh i better do is. say what are you going to. you know that
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i'm aware of. that. for the second. number of people convicted of crimes have been exonerated in the united states according to a new report by the national registry of exonerations one hundred forty nine people falsely convicted of crimes were freed in twenty fifteen nearly forty percent of those cases were charged. or. think. it's easy. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson parish mayor is free d.n.a. evidence exonerated david who is on death row at angola for the rape and murder of his fourteen year old cousin his attorneys are speaking right now in the seventh
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ward. you dream of it every day it's not it's not the same as actually going through it it's. just a serial walk this. is not something you can prepare yourself because you've been living in those conditions for so long. thank you. damien that to video the man right there in the center of your screen free today he spent twenty three hours a day in solitary confinement during his fifteen years at angola now thirty eight years old he went to jail when he was twenty three. if i had just gone off and done something you know. running. every day for fifteen years every day that's what i would think about.
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i mean take it. for. every little bit of. profit. they came. in. and question. and after that. they never came. for you they. beat down the young people to the daughter under the. believe.
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the. parent anguished cry fourteen year old daughter is dead brutally murdered if that reality isn't horrible enough the family now. twenty two year old. they walked into the court and made it sound like i just walked into this. i used to be one of those people who believed someone would never confess to. and
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society as a whole believes that. but you know here i am here i sit. in the. middle of the. street to the students case tells the birds that it's going to freak you out of the president if he's going to ask you the state. of this i was privileged to see. being able to refer. to.
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our energy. back to you with your car in full swing even at the first. car. from can. see you sit there and just smugness smile and like it ain't nothing we'd all slide up because all these what do you think when i see stuff. it takes a lot out of me when i see him you saw what happened today. and before the court hearings was a month apart or two months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been to court so many times in the past few. i haven't even had time to really cream
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over my daughter's death. and. you know family go through a terrible ordeal and most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty. there are some people that because of what they did have given up the right to live among us and that is our falls. you know i've been doing this a long time i think my first death penalty case was nine hundred eighty eight and none of those people ever been executed. that's the unfortunate thing in our system that it takes too long. i don't think there's enough focus on the victim's family you know in terms of closure. at some point death family deserves closure. as this. lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire. his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from
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a condition known as. a. drug protocol in federal court this week. he's going to start right away looking for his head coming. you know there may be vomiting he's not going to be trying to movies we tried the obstruction let me see yours is one of the things that i don't remember if there's a strap across the head you should be able to see the muscles tense in that you know you release intensity releasing you know it's more than one doctor who thinks it's quite possible that he still could be alive that five minutes for. a time.
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i have got a could be that i will accept the idea of you surely would have by this name of the six the seven was your was it about as its cover does we are going to be slipping by on the line is slipping go once they're released i underline the only which means that we will be living in it before this did situation therefore it is lighted with find it says neither of you wish i was big nor be able to i think i was very clear. what holds and. they put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be present and you. want to. have to go right to be approached which is what the four three of the four can be good get. interested always in the waters about how. things should be.
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it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he says. when there's an execution it's toxic i worry about him i support the important job that he's doing and i know he puts his whole heart and soul into it. i don't know that i want him in a rest of our lives. because of the stress of the toll that it takes on him and. so i honestly i if tomorrow it could be abolished that would be the best thing possible because then he would have to choose it would just be taken away.
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not just in ohio but all over the country. states that are just kind of. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the media focus is. that if you're going to. make sure. when damon came out he spent the first five or six weeks living with my wife and me in minneapolis and went to work doing mail delivery in our office. we helped him deal with getting back on the grid he had no driver's license he had
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no idea other than the one from death row. group of people. i became absolutely convinced seems innocence for about four hours of work on the case. if you read the autopsy report and you knew right away that what damon has confessed to was completely false. not a news conference this afternoon. to have an alibi he was helping crystal harris search for her when she turned up friday night. when. she wasn't there. because he was. there when the man when.
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i was looking for for. thirty six hours. i just laid down to go to sleep and to just try to knock on my door said they wanted to ask me questions about crystal. at first i thought it was just a routine thing. from your relationship like a shell or. when jefferson parish deputies made the discovery and it turned out the man they would accuse of a crime was already been questioned by detectives were all there in. the. news. indeed clichy use all the technique it's designed to elicit a confession that he will in any way to aid. and abet oh. there's a hollywood. they're allowed to manipulate you threaten you. i
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was told i failed a polygraph my witnesses one for me he explained in detail how someone's executed there's no proof. after having no sleep for thirty six hours and me getting drug in for a nine hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare the police treat with. these. and when you break you you'll tell them whatever they want here. and i would have told anything you want to because there were. six. if you a. clue .
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why wasn't i a little stronger. why couldn't i just keep telling them look i didn't do it i didn't do it i was their target and that was it you know they found an easy target and they got it. you know nobody's ever apologized. and nobody's ever recognize the wrong it was done. nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me and death penalty case is a lot different than just
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a regular murder case i've learned that i mean it's year after year after year going through different appeals why put a family through the suffering of having to have to relive that for the next twenty years or fifty years old twenty years from now or be seven am i not even be alive i might not even be alive to see justice served for my daughter. sarah says washee appreciates the state's hard work in going for the worst possible punishment she just wants everything to be over. after a court hearing in february the prosecutor and the defense attorney walked up to us and said that shames rhodes. was wanting to put all four on the table to where he would change a plea of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of
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coral. they flat out told us we would have one more court hearing it would be done over with when we walked out that's it. if they take his offer that he put on the table we won't have to go through all the appeals he would spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. i mean i want justice served he committed the crime he committed the murder he needs to suffer the consequences but i don't feel like killing him is just not going to bring my daughter back. i just want them to take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life.
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condemned to problematic hell or has just hours left to lead the execution is making national headlines not wire will be put to death by a combination of drugs and never before used in the us for this purpose or this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for. which ohio has used and so now. this is not the. execution. this. time was. not.
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convicted killer dennis mcguire spent the final moments of his life gasping for breath as the state of ohio for the first time used an untried two drug method of lethal injection he reportedly gas then snorted during the twenty six minutes it took the drugs to kill them. it was the longest execution by lethal injection and u.s. history. long time witnesses to executions were stunned the boy was kind of a rattling good. there was. no a couple times he definitely choking. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this execution protocol to be anything other than a failed begging. as an experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled and what was done here today in their name.
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simply not only believe because it's exactly what. i don't know what this means going forward maybe the governor is rightly appalled at what just happened to sides and he's going to start a reprieve. or commuting sentences or you know i don't know. and the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy is a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer. loto know people pretty straight and blows their own in an opinion when i can stand
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up and want to get all reaction and the results are in the experiment was a fail and i think we're talking about exactly what we argued dennis mcguire was going to suffocate to death and that that was going to be terrifying and horrifying for him to experience. they need terror of watching my day so for more than a team. i know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this it is nearly every choice sr says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain and she was raped sodomized choked and killed by dennis mcguire she says he was treated more humanely today than her sister was treated and it was time for him to face his judgement you're going to people that are going to stay so long given the death. it should be painless type of thing he said it has to go that way said to be tortured to death. did you ever actually consider getting to do this you have to. you have
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to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing the fact that one day they may come to me lay me on the table stick a needle in my own. shut down my organs when i want. you know i've survived my first year done quite a bit i'm told. trying to. control things. is everything's happened everything happens quickly. i spent fifteen years locked in a cell for twenty three hours a day in the what was once the bloody use prison in the country i had visits from my family maybe five times in the fifteen years. every day i would do the same thing it was the same monotonous thing wake up make coffee my bubble prepare for the day same thing saw sunshine three hours when. you sit there in wait to
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die. after having only been out for just over a year sometimes feel like the mad hatter and wonder you know. it's still very much a dream to me at times. i use. on many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society. realize that. this is not working and we actually do something about it thank you. sixteen that will. do no good.
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