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tv   Documentary  RT  February 26, 2019 8:30am-9:00am EST

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we're learning new details about the killing of a metro p.c.s. employee who was murdered on the job saturday evening police say they have caught the man who did it the 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. still don't know if that means she's in the. right here in the chair in the wrist in the thigh with a forty caliber glock and every bullet exiting. the video shows her standing and then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching for the. she fought for over twenty minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the.
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joyleen struggle to take even a few steps towards her daughter's vigil she says tonight the pain of shelby's loss is real i'm going to make sure if it takes that last breath that he needs to get the death penalty. we begin today's show with a look at the chaos surrounding executions in the united states now that many of the drugs use release the 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
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convicted and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled going back to june third of two thousand and nine really slagle he ended up committing suicide three days before the execution very midst on september twenty fifth was executed wrong phillips was next on nov fourteenth two thousand and thirteen he was. but his mother. 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 a pregnant woman joy stewart. the state is planning to inject him with
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a two drug mix that's never been used in the next occasion before. we presented our case to the judge to stop the execution. and we argue that dennis is going to essentially feel be consciously aware of feeling like he is going to suffocate like he is suffocating because he is suffocating because of the way the drugs work . so now we sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. is. used to really. it's going to. find you know as.
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right here right here this is from the federal standards office. oh it is. not that i'm aware of. everything else. for the second a record 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 and. think. it's easy. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson
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parish mayor and its three d.n.a. evidence exonerated david who is on death row at angola serving a sentence for the rape and murder of his fourteen year old cousin his attorneys are speaking right now in the seventh 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 just. because you've been living in those conditions for so long. i think. damon tippett oh 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. just gone off and
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done something else. every day for fifteen years every day. think. that make it. up for. ever get over. that. they came. in. and question. and after that. they never came home. they know.
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oldest daughter under the bridge last night. and already believe she. will be the. parent anguished cry his fourteen year old daughter is dead brutally murdered if that reality isn't horrible enough the family must now cope with the fact that a relative. twenty two year old. to cry. they walked into the corridor and made it sound like i just walked into this interrogation room.
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i used to be one of those people who believes that someone will never confess to something they didn't do. and society as a whole believes it. but yet here i am here i sit. in. the. school read. the stairs to the students grim faced tells. us it's time for each of you going to prison if he's going to prosecute the state. on this i'm pretty to see them being able to reverse. to the.
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car and it can happen anywhere near our equal twenty feet as you first hear. from can. see you sit there and just smugly smiling like it ain't nothing we all slug it all all seems it's what you think we see. it takes a lot out of me when i see him you saw what happened today. and before the court
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hearings was a month apart or two months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been a court so many times in the past few months i haven't even had time to really green over my daughter's death. and. you know victims' families 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 don't
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they. as the state of ohio prepare to use a new drug method of lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire six accused and his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as air hunger. attorney unsuccessfully challenge the two drug protocol in federal court this week. he's going to start to obstruct right away looking for his head coming up. there may be vomiting he's not going to agree he's we trying to move he's going to try to clear the obstruction let me see yours is one of the things that's been mentioned 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 or.
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when i was told seemed wrong. but old rules just don't hold. me to the world it is yet to shape out these days you can stick to it and in gains from it because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. i've been saying the numbers mean something they've matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to be ultra rich eight point six percent in the world markets closed thirty percent some with four hundred five
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hundred three first second per second and fifth when he rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars ai industrial park but don't let the numbers over. the only number you need to remember one one business show you know bored to miss the one and only boom but. in a world of big part of new things a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular and i and i know how many hours he's. not be very popular i. 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 and. i don't know that i want him in it for the rest of our lives. because of the stress and the toll that it takes on him and us.
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so i honestly i if tomorrow it could be abolished in ohio that would be the best thing possible because then he would have to choose it would just be taken away. not just in ohio but all over the country we've got states that are just kind of. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the media focus is. you don't torture mike for it if you're going to kill him. it's hard to make sure that when damon came out he spent the first five or six
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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 no idea other than the one from death row. group of people. i became absolutely convinced dean's innocence for four hours of work on the case. that if you read the autopsy report and you knew right away that would confess to was completely. earth because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping chris search for her when she turned up friday night. when. she was.
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because he was. looking for for thirty six hours. just lay down and go to sleep. and they wanted to ask him questions about krystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. relationship and tell her. that when jefferson parish deputies made it big. they would accuse of already being questioned by detectives. do you. use. the cliche use the technique it's designed to elicit a confession. all in a way to. manipulate
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you. i was told i failed my witnesses one for me he explained in detail. how someone's executed there's no perfect. pickle. after having no sleep for thirty six hours and getting drug in for a nine hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare the police if you look at these. they come when you break you you can eat you you'll tell them whatever they want here. and i would not have told anything you want to because i would. think. you really.
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want. my. why wasn't 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 long it was done you know.
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nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me a death penalty case is a lot different than just a regular murder case. that i mean it's year after year after year. and 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 change. was wanting to put offer on the table to where he would
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change a cli of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of corowa. 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 that's 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 live 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 them so now. this is 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 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 that the boy was kind of a rattling. there was. through his 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. as an experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio
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should be appalled and what was done here today in their name. 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 and decides that he's going to start a reprieve. or commuting sentences or you know i don't know. the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy is a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer.
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loto know people pretty straight and blows their own in an opinion when i can stand up and want to get your own 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 let it suffer less than more than eighteen. know what cruel and unusual punishment is when this is nearly every joy sister says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain when 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 judgment you're going to people that are going to say so i'm going to get out. it should be
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painless type of thing he said it has to go that way said to be tortured to death. and. does you ever actually consider getting to the difference you have to if. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing the fact that one day they may come take 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 i guess. 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 u.s. prison in the country i had visits from my family maybe five times in the fifteen
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years i was there 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 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 guess. 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.
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louie. rush's security console say's the united states is mobilizing troops for a military intervention in venice where. president maduro warns that washington is after the country's natural resources. on your puter a bit earlier in the story the united states wants venezuela's oil and they're willing to go to war for about a week. in the commons the british prime minister of. britain. is. coming up on the program.


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