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oh, there is no shortage of growing tensions in eastern europe. there is a growing e. u barrier stand off over illegal migration. there are western reports. russia is amassing troops within its own borders. and of course there is the self inflicted crisis of european energy supplies. it is no coincidence, some are calling this hybrid war, but who's hybrid war? against whom? ah, we start out with a little bit of push. don't tell the enemies with united states, the pentagon might not be prepared to defend the country. await the secretary of defense and just did that. we're going to tell you why the highest brass at the pentagon says the us has a readiness issue and how they believe it should be fixed. and on the night of july 28th 1999 paul howl pulled into his parents house with his daughters and his sister
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and was murdered while stepping out of the permit. the goal was to take it, he beat, but instead it 20 years later, the man who was found guilty for his murder and deny parole, julius jones was expected to be executed. this is the state of mississippi, carried out the 1st execution in 9 years of a man who told his wife infection. they thought that his step daughter, we will bring you both stories as well as the public reaction. and a 3rd, a separate sample is collected from mars, making scientists even more convinced. we are not alone on sky now here, and we're going to give you the 360 view of these issues as well as the latest from the a coll weren't in house case. and the events on the ground and can no show on today's news. it is used right here on our t america. ah,
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thanks for joining your share. the judge in the cow rittenhouse homicide trial has a band and i said, be, see from the courtroom. and any further court proceedings. after one of the networks producers allegedly followed the jury van wednesday, after i left the court house. now this is the jury's continued into it. the 3rd day of deliberations, spending more than 20 hours at wang, the testimony, and evidence. in the case, archie is john, how he has had been there since they went into deliberation and join just now with the latest from outside the kaneshia county courthouse, john, bring us up to speed. and what exactly happened with this emerson, b c, producer. yes. so basically what, what we understand and this was coming from the police here in kenosha and also the judge brew shredder is that the freelance producer would then be see basically ran a red light. he was pulled over by police who say that that, which said that he was trailing this jury van after it left the court house last night after recessing from deliberations for the evening. and,
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and generally what happens for those who may not know is when you know the jury, do you leave the court house? it goes to an undisclosed location, whether it's a local hotel or, or another location. so this freelance producer is apparently in the vicinity or trailing behind his van, was pulled over its whole police that he was following the van under orders from his manager in new york. i and the police said that he was suspected of basically taking pictures of the jury van, which is a huge know now as you probably know, scotty for media covering a trial, you're not supposed to do that. there are rules and regulations, the media follows, and that's one of them. you're not supposed to take pictures of the jury, so the police say he was suspected i'm doing that. and in response to what the judge called a very serious matter. he said, m s n b c is now banned from all further proceedings in the courtroom and court house. here's what the judge had to say about it. listen, police when they stopped him because he was following in the distance so about a black and went through a red light,
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pulled them over and inquired of them what was going on and gave that information to stated that he had been instructed by ms. dia, in new york to follow the jury bus. the matter is under further investigation at this point now and be seeing a statement to various media outlets said at the freelancer, quote, never contacted or intended to contact the jurors, jury deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them. so whether or not the freelancer was following the jury and to get shots, you know, remains to be seen. that's part of this investigation, as a judge said, but obviously it's in bad form at the optics are bad and it makes all of us in the media look bad that are trying to cover this in a fair and impartial way. that said, you know, it's unlikely that it will have any serious bearing on the case. but you know, the,
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that in mind we are waiting though for the judge to rule on a motion from the defense for a mistrial. and this stems from the surveillance drowned video that was used as evidence in the case that the defense basically said they had a low quality version of that video. that when the prosecution set that we sent that video to it and they the quality of the resolution diminished and they said that, you know, could have affected their case. it's unlikely the judge will declare a mistrial based on that. but so far the judge has ruled one way or another, so we're waiting on that and certainly we're also waiting to find out where the jury is going. it's now, you know, getting pretty late in the day here in day 3, a deliberation. so we haven't heard one way or another, you know which direction, but obviously, you know, and i'm not, i'm not a lawyer. so i hate to speculate, but the longer these deliberations go, scotty, the more likely or at least that, you know, the term hung jury is brought up as this continues, if the jury is struggling possibly to come to a decision yesterday,
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and we know the jury was asking several questions, wanting to look at more of the video evidence. so whether that's telling you or not again, remains to be the same but for now there's protesters outside the courthouse. nothing volatile or hostile, like we saw yesterday, the altercation that i've been definitely some, some back and forth, some heated arguments, but remains pretty calling for now and day 3. that's now soon coming to the close of the deliberation. scottie and john, it seems like more of the stories happening once again outside the court house. it has nothing to do with the case itself is evolving a film sort of side story side dramas. and i have to wonder you this, the 1st time i've ever actually been a judge, take these kind of steps against a news media outlet, probably the harshest punishment. i've seen the new media outlet get yet for their actions, but you're right, this is very serious. a lot of these people are afraid that falling whatever the decision might be, that they might actually them, and their families might be harassed. so i can understand where the judge's trying to at least protect their identity as long as possible. but like you pointed out, john, this is not going to be an opening shot case if they're gone day 3. i imagine they
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probably won't get a convention out or an actual answer out tonight. we might be in for day for soon, and i know you'll be there for john. thank you for your coverage. okay, now another trial, just 2 hours before convicted murder, julius jones was scheduled to be executed in oklahoma. the governor has granted him clemency and commuted his sentence to life in prison without parole. although jones escaped death row, other inmate's attendants to diana, oklahoma and around the country have not. are you can see your volley for us has more on the recent rise in execution, including the last 48 hours. thanks for joining us, molly. on this? yes. hi scott. so yes, you mentioned 41 year old julius jones. he was scheduled to die today by lethal injection just this afternoon. but like you said, hours before his execution, oklahoma governor kevin still commuted that sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. now jones was convicted in 1099 for the shooting death of
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paul how these always maintained his innocence. and in fact, the attorneys that offer him as well as his family, said that there was just a lot that was wrong with the evidence that was presented to jurors. families or his family activist celebrities. they've all fought for his freedom questions over the case and even says that he wasn't even there that night that he was home with his family. and of course prosecutor say that's just nothing to live. but basically questions over that did lead the oklahoma pardon and parole board to recommend at his desk? can it be commuted to life in prison with possibly for all without possibly i should say. and finally, kind of basically acted on their recommendation. he's been sitting on that recommendation for some time and again, it was sort of a last minute session. but until that then it was commuted. jones was set to be the latest death row, inmate base execution in recent weeks, oklahoma, just last month, october 28th executed, convicted murderer john marian grant by lethal injection. and his execution was actually oklahoma's 1st since january of 2015, much like mississippi,
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which you mentioned earlier, who also executed in may yesterday. that was their 1st execution in 9 years about 2012. and the reason is the same for oklahoma states are having difficulty finding all the drugs that they use in the lethal cocktail for lethal injections pharmacies are not selling it to them even ones that based in europe. and so they're having difficulty in oklahoma particular there were some gruesome botched executions involving the wrong chemicals that they used the wrong drugs for the lethal dose. so they stopped it. this is why they just resumed it. and now both states say that their execution execution procedures are according to law and that they are humane . again, just like oklahoma, just like mississippi other states are now starting to execute inmates as well. and there's a website that keeps track of all these death penalty information center. it's a non profit and they said 13 people are actually scheduled to die next year. but other convicted murderers that have been executed just in the last month. you had
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one that was executed in missouri and another in alabama. so this is becoming now that they have found what they feel like is a steady supply of these lethal injections. you're probably going to see discontinue, well, and i, what's interesting about the small is there was kind of like a federal moratorium on this. you know, that was part of the, it's either it's, it's a black and white issue. people who really are pretty like it, or they really think that it's a bad idea. there's not very rarely defined people in between. i want to bring in legal, immediate analyst line on this issue as well. i'm going to wherever there's one attorney, it's always better to have to unless you having to pay for both of them, then your bills are going to be really high. but i do believe in 2 opinions are better than one line on this one. i want to talk about the specific case because the governor of oklahoma came down just a few hours before it was supposed to happen. was the governor justified in his commute and why does this always happen at the last minute? if it's set to be such a big issue like this, why is it always happened a few hours before the execution supposed to happen? let me take your question a step further. why does it happen at all?
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what's so special about him? i mean, make myself very, very clear here. i despise capital punishment in this country. i was a former prosecutor, i the jail is great. it all because, but you can't appeal an execution. let me ask you this question. look at this, look at this written house jury. look at that prosecutor. you want him in charge? thank god, rittenhouse is not on trial for his life. how come this guy gets up? because what kim carr dash, she likes him. remember? ricky lee, rector. the man who was so disabled bill clinton went down and had him killed and he went back to complete his desert. he said after the execution, karla faye tucker and $98.00. everybody loved her because she found jesus. why is there this? who can god garner more pledges? what does this america's got talent? do we sit here and vote to see who gets it? this is the most barbaric system that we have by virtue of the capricious nature of
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who gets a death penalty. it's political and it has absolutely no bearing. no, no consistent barry on anything other than you hope somebody somewhere likes you by the way this fellow who was spared hours ago. she, he said he didn't do it. well, that's novel. i've never heard that before. listen, we're better than this. we've got to abolish. you'll want to fall by the way, very quickly. it is constitutional. it is absolutely constitutional, but it is sick. or we are sure that this how many people have we killed, who were innocent? you think that's never happened to follow a texas member the arson case with the expert witness? it's that the time for this has gone well and i have to wonder how much time plays for. cuz usually when these cases, they always say, you know, it takes a long time, it from the actual crime to, to, if there's in any sort of action that happens. if there's a long time molly,
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to your play, god it. well. but that being said, does the length of time, though, in between the crime in the expected education execution actually work in jones, his favor, in this case, because you have had people move away, pass away. obviously, dna evidence can, can be lost or it actually fades away. itself, so in this case, did that fact that it's been 20 years work in his favor as well as public sentiment? absolutely, it's got a, you know, years ago i actually worked on a documentary about the death penalty. i visited angola, i visited an inmate on death row. i was a college student time, but it points are exactly right. it says the objective is to ends up getting the death penalty that it almost makes it obsolete barbaric and archaic because the whole idea of death is it supposed to be a deterrent and back in the wild west, if somebody was caught stealing a horse or shot a man down and everybody saw it. it's one thing to have a hanging in the public square. that's a pretty big deterrent. if you get home from that, like just, you know, hours after you commit a crime that everyone knows that you committed. but the way that it's drug out in
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our appeals process, not everybody has access to the same quality and legal counsel, and then the drugs on the car, the appeals and like you said, it's also political. i mean, there was so much pressure in this particular case, whether it was athletes or kim carr, dash in or the family. there was even a, another story that had been done about it. so yes, the time does play a role. and i mean, people want a pound of flesh they want and i for 9 and 2 or 2 that may be morally, that makes sense for some people. but the way our system actually implement the death penalty is inhumane, in my opinion, because it is so subjective. but then yeah, the other side of it, any of the people that go well, it costs anywhere from $20.00 to $40000.00 per year per inmate. and obviously they're not paying the taxes at this point. so line, or is it fair for the taxpayers to pay this bill? or in cases that can be the families in the states also have to pay the bill on this side because that's the other side in this world. wait a minute, whether we're, we're passing a $900.00 trillion dollar,
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whatever we know why we're here. why? oh, green new deal weapons that we get, and we're worried about giving somebody a bologna sandwich in a very fast, it will only fan with $40000.00. it would be added over a lifetime. 5060 years of that in in for rugs. sure. bill weapons that don't need this is the, i mean, i know is it is i think i do what i think about how we throw money away and we're talking about keeping somebody who is a savage killer. we're not saying let them go. we're saying stay in this place for ever until you die. a real question is what happens when they get older? they have convalescent care and they need cataract surgery. that might be the time to let them go when they were in the eighty's and they can't do anything. but that's for another story. listen, it comes out to simply this. let me just go back to cow,
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cow rittenhouse. they can even give this guy the right video, and you want these clowns to be in charge of the dads battle gate. no way. they got at least that's off the table. listen, i've been there. i can tell you stories that made my i couldn't believe this would even happening and from traffic court to divorce court. it's a great system when it works well when it breaks down. it's deadly literally. and let's talk about that. you know, we can talk about it later. molly line on thanks for joining me. but we talking about the system breaking the system was already broken because we're talking about the criminal. we're actually not talking about the family and the victims and what they've had to go through and all of this as well. but like you said, it's for another time. thanks for joining me on this. now after the break is the pentagon using inflation excuse to try and get more money for their budget, and did the secretary defense a just put american danger trying to expand his own bank account we will discuss
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ah, ah ah ah ah, the news ah acknowledges perfectly well, into the future, but we can't change our way of thinking no way that we can
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vision lies, how we will flint and how we will feel and how our needs will be in 50 years. so our own do our own technological devonne, things always further on than our ability to feed for new york. it's really what america's about ah, when our mayor took our vase, he was elected because of his campaign on our city, being a tale of 2 cities. the haves and i have not. and those who have not are usually the ones who weren't being buried on hard. i. the city is always wanted to forget about hold island. city is wanted to forget about the people who are buried there is wanted to forget about the fact that there is a potter's field that there was a place where difficult stories are hidden. the fact that we're using inmates to
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maintain this act as burial site, where 1000000 souls are buried, where so much of new york city history is buried is documents of the inequality that is existed in the city for centuries. ah, ah, this is your readiness issue and that's why i'm focused on making sure that our service members and their families have or what they need to thrive. inflation and the general cost of living is affecting almost every american right now, including those with military, from food gas to housing and every other expense. the average cost of food and energy has risen. record 6.2 percent from a year earlier. now the secretary of defense lloyd austin, announced a new temporary program to help with those who are serving handle the additional cost of housing and food. however, the plan, like i said,
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is just temporary because there is no permanent revenue stream to supplement. well, according to the pentagon, secretary said this is so dire for american family military families in the present, that it is a readiness issue. but here's the thing. currently, the defense budget for the past year was $741000000000.00. and a senate democrats would like the senate to actually pass their current bill, which would give the pentagon $12000000000.00 more in the previous year. a lot of money to be spending for our military to not be ready to do their job, whatever that demand might be, to discuss every time nor, and he is in afghanistan, war veteran and president of michigan's concert of union. thanks for joining me. tom. thanks for having me on here. and we just have been these stories actually infuriate me because anyone who has ever been around a military base and military family knows they are not receiving the compensation they deserve for the work they are doing. and more importantly,
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for the sacrifice that they are willing to make it, the call is made. yet many of these defense contractors just look around, washington, d. c. are living a life of luxury with the biggest mansions and the biggest boats out on the potomac . so why is there this continued imbalance going on between the people who are actually working and all the other people that just basically provide machines and equipment? it's just not only money to people who are usually in office. why there is such a discretion. never. when i was an afghan, a stand for an example, just in our location. we had our own mechanics within our battalion, but our mechanics touch our own emerson's what they would end up doing instead was you'd have for government contractors. they're getting paid 200000 dollars year be used to work on the same and ramp. but you have us army mechanics that were in less than soldiers setting on the sidelines. just basically playing chests and cards. that's the type of government ways that we have. so i mean, that's been going on for a long time. so the pentagon truly wanted to make sure that the troops can afford
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to feed their families. we would cut back the government contractors that are using it using the system. and we use it to actually pay the service members that are wearing the uniform. the problem is that's really not affect the topic that people want to talk about, which is also one of the reasons i'm also running for congress is because this is a type of ways that we need to address and it's time for us to serve in the military start discussing that type of ways that's going on. it's a real problem. well, and i appreciate that and there's a lot acts i'm very impressed by the number of both says yeah, all right now, and i think everybody can agree that you know, spinning 700 dollars for a hammer and a budget or you look at where all of the military equipment that we just left over and i guess in the billions of dollars left over there, there is a lot of pork, a lot of wasted money and yet we continuously do it year after year. but what really concerns me is the fact the secretary of defense is using basically fear when you see the word readiness that makes people feel like that they don't have the security that are countries ready in case wherever needed, call to arms, whether be foreign or domestic and he's using this to expand his budget as
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a 2020 to national defense authorization act is being negotiated. you see, that's why you would use a term like this. that's usually why he would be using a term like this. i completely agree with us an absence of that. i mean, we can take a look at some of the new equipment that we are building and we did move equipment, but you will take an example. i'm going to take on the enterprise that's currently be constructed. it will cost $4500000000.00 reset the entire enterprise. instead, we're going to do a general r ford class and build an entire do i do at the price tag of about $14000000000.00 in a carry as a whole. so 10 new fighters and it can, has elevators for bombs to move them up a little bit faster when you stop and look at that. that's a lot of weights. that's enough to feed every soldier in the united states military increase their benefits every year for your, for about 2 years about a problem. but we don't sit there and look at the type of stuff we could do to maintain readiness and still pay soldiers something their work. the average deploy soldier gets paid about $65000.00
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a year when their life is on the line. but the government contractor average is about $250.00 to $300000.00 and they're not even doing patrols 90 percent of the time. and a lot of times that's more of an advanced soldier to making that i have lots of ones that are just starting out there would love to see $65000.00 in their bank account. but you know, i think there's a bigger picture this, do you feel like it's off to a person at the highest rank and a country's military not united states actually says their military has a readiness issue. and what do you think other countries think about when they hear this, especially those that might not be too keen on the united states? well, china is looking at this like say, the united states military isn't ready. they look at joe biden, they already know he's not ready. so when they work at that, they look at and say, we can finally take taiwan. you can see china making these huge steps right now looking like they're going to go ahead and actually invade taiwan and you don't see by doing anything simply backing off. so, i mean, it's fine that we actually start to stand up. and i think congress needs actually
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finally address s if we want congress members that we are going to address that box and go to that g o p and help us out with that. but we need to start really addressing it across the board. and when, when other countries could see congress stand up and our president and our military leaders currently that are messing with the readiness of our soldiers because they are also the string, the morale of our soldiers at the same time. think the rest of the world will say that americans and themselves are ready to defend our interests around the world. and we are not ready to allow leaders to undermine our readiness. well, emoralez, a big part and obviously if you're going off to war, you want to make sure that your family is safe and taking care of here at home. but i can assure you that probably that doesn't matter, even though they would like to see better housing, better actual places for their families to be better schools. they're still going to fight just as hard and just as prepared, if called to it is just sad to see the secretary of defense literally showing saying that we are weak here in the united states because he just wants more money is budget tom, great to chat for you, thanks for your perspective. to now nasa,
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perseverance rovers actually made another incredible discovery that according to nasa mand back the historic articles one attached to suite has more on the amazing find. well, there's a reason they say for is a charm and nasa would certainly agree with that. same as right now. they're bringing back the 3rd sample from the red planet that could prove to be significant . you know, at now. so we get to see a lot of things that rewrite the history books. rock equipped with mineral olive light has been souped up by nasa's perseverance rover in mars. this marks the 3rd sample heading back to earth from the red planet, the team tweeting another little piece of mars to carry with me. scientists are not shy and sharing their excitement for these samples found in the jethro crater gases team leading that next mission called mar. sample return is thrilled about this achievement and what can be officially declared as the start of the mars. sample return relay. the volcanic rock contains salt within it. according to researchers,
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the presence of salt indicates that this rock was subject to water, and water is of course, a precursor to all forms of life. it can be interrogated for its k mistake, for its meteorology, for its age, and souls within it. we can look at the composition and look for any conclusions such as, bang inclusions. liquid bubbles aren't available fluids inside the folds. that would actually give us a gleams on the job crater at the time when it was with and to was able to sustain an ancient martian life. a nasa perseverance rover landed on the red planet back in february. it's been slowly making its way across the 20 mile wide jethro crater. 2 other samples were found back in september. now martin sample is a proposed mission that would return samples from the mar surface to earth, and it would be a joint venture by nasa in the european space agency reporting for news use use and
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it from a teacher. so franco watched kaiser reporting. ah, there is no shortage of growing tensions in eastern europe. there is a growing e. u. barrow stand off over illegal migration. there are western reports. russia is amassing troops within its own borders. and of course there is the self inflicted crisis of european energy supplies. it is no coincidence some recalling this hybrid war, but whose hybrid war against whom us
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food and drug administration fights of freedom of information request in court, asking that it be given 55 years to fully release redacted documents relating to the approval of pfizer is coded 19 vaccine the u. s. court slams. it's joyce shot it to an american tv station after one of their freelance journalists was caught allegedly stalking a bus full of jurors in a high profile case of cow rittenhouse also well, if they don't want to cooperate with us, fine, they don't have to. it isn't something we want anyway. platinum putin takes a swipe at the military activities of washington and nato and a fiery foreign policy speech. is your headlines, i'll be back in just under an hour with another look, stay with us.


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