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shelling of israeli tanks. i went there myself. this time because of the whole continuing violence and situation i was able only to speak with our staff by video, and i expressed my solidarity. >> you've been watching the u.n. general secretary ban ki-moon talking to the united nations headquarters. i'm laura taking over for martine at 1400 hours gmt. our ongoing coverage of the gaza conflict. our correspondent kristin
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kaloomey listening live from our headquarters in new york at the u.n. unusually strong statement statements from u.s. secretary general ban ki-moon calling for the end of the violence. >> reporter: yes, reiterating a call that we've been hearing since the start of this conflict at the u.n. to stop the hostilities and to stop the rockets going into israel and stop israel's response on gaza, which is business proportionat proportionately harming civilians. the secretary general commented on the heels of the u.n. security council making those calls on humanitarian grounds. they said there is a question of proportionatety here and gaza is iwhere many are seeking shelter
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at this time. there does not appear to be o much head way, the secretary general himself is coming out more forcefully with a more united front to talk about the need of a cease-fire on humanitarian grounds especially now with 1,000 dead and many wounded. israelis have been killed, mostly soldiers and in smaller numbers. >> we've been talking about a truce on humanitarian grounds, but there is talk of a more durable cease-fire. that of course is going to be harder to maintain. what are we hearing from the sides on that front?
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>> reporter: we know there is an appropriation with a binding force of international law behind it. at this time it is still a draft. there are still discussions going on. the wording of the president statement put out by the security council gives a hint of just how difficult getting a resolution would be. the statement was very focused on the humanitarian issues, and called for the protection of civilians. it called for protection of humanitarian facilities and u.n. facilities. but it avoided the sticky issues that are troubling negotiations. there is no reference to the lifting of th of the blockade, which is crucial for gaza.
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by avoiding these issues they were able to come up a statement. a and those issues are going to have to be tackled whether it's in a resolution in legal form here at the u.n. or resolution to the ongoing conflict between the these two people in the middle east. that's a difficult task. >> thank you for joining us from the united nations. let's go to our correspondent in gaza. charles stratford. charles, i know you could not hear ban ki-moon, he said there was a brief relative lull in fighting there in gaza. i want to correspond that to what you're seeing and hearing in israel.
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>> reporter: it's been much quieter in recent days, but that does not mean that there aren't things going on. they have been engaged in israeli forces short range contact. it was just before we came on air there were three loud, what we now recognize as warning shots, that they may will be hit and usually are hit. it's warning them to evacuate the building. there are loud explosions behind me. there is been, what, three hours now since this hamas-called cease-fire has ended, and it looks like it could be heating
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up again. >> it's the first day of eid there. the weekend gave brief r respite as people come out and how are people marking the holiday today. >> reporter: well, very quietly. there are few people out on the streets. there have been events put on for children in some of the schools, but by and large people are absolutely exhausted with the israeli military campaign, with the violence that we've witnessed. we've seen people pick through the rubble looking for their
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remains of their houses. we've seen teams in the north who say that there is a hospital where you have families waiting for ambulances bringing in bodies. and they saw one body come through that someone had been killed about five days ago. it's a very depressing eid eve here. there's have little to celebrate and it's been three hours since this hamas-called cease-fire has ended, and people are expecting things to get bad again. >> thanks very much for joining us with that update. as charles mentioning they spoke with a resident who lost relatives.
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>> this is a black day for us. not only for us, for palestinians. this is my brother's house, and most of his family is dead. he has never been associated with any of this, and now most of his family is dead. >> a memorial has been held for those killed in gaza. several members of the palestinian government were there, including the prime minister, who said they were doing all they could to help. >> many are suffering due to this situation. we're doing our utmost to stop this. thissuing medical supplies, fuel.
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this a must for us. >> hundreds pay tribute to the victims of the gaza attack. lebanese worshipers express solidarity by wearing a palestinian scarf. they want arab country to do more to support palestine. well, you can stay up-to-date with the latest situation in gaza around the clock by going to our website. we have live blog, breaking news, videos as well as regular updates from our correspondents in the field. that and much more at www www.al-jazeera.com. a fire is out of control. officials say firefighters have to stop battling the blaze between figh fighting the blaze
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because of fighting between groups. the conflicts between libyan militias have killed 79 people and prompting an exodus of foreign diplomats. >> reporter: a battle between rival militia groups is trying to gain control over the capit capitol's international airport. a plane was destroyed and more than 20 people have been killed. violence has closed petrol stations and government offices. the u.n. evacuated its embos emboss--the u.s. evacuated its embassy. the u.n. turkey, and several other diplomatic missions have also left. >> this crisis caused security confusion. many have left. many of the embassies have left through this airport.
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>> the u.s. in particular will be nervous about the intensified fighting in libya and it's attack on the consol consulate in bengahzi where the ambassador was killed along with three people. many have been killed there, many were civilians. silva groups have guns thanks in part to the ousting of muammar qaddafi. erica woods, al-jazeera. >> an american helping with the
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ebola virus has contracted the virus. nigeria is on high alert after a man died in legos. ebola is very contagious and can kill victims within days. second suicide-bomber has attacked a busy shopping center killing six people. another struck a petro station killing four people and injuring others. the city has seen an increase in attacks from boko haram, and no group has accepted responsibility for the latest violence. still to come on the program, and expensive blow for russia as the european court ordered it pay $50 billion to its shareholders of the defunct oil company. and children left behind at home in the countryside as their parents look for work in the city. @
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>> hello again. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said there is not enough will to end the fighting in gaza despite a plea by the united nations for a tuesday. this is one of the hardest hit areas of gaza city they have been duggin digging through the rubble for more bodies.
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1,036 have been killed since israel's offensive began 21 days ago. a strike this time targeting a hospital in the gaza strip. we have a number of dead and injured. so far not sure of the exact number. that is just after our correspondent charles stratford was reporting from gaza that he has heard warning shots just moments before going on air. that may be related to this particular attack on a hospital in gaza. we're going to be giving you the very latest on that particular attack as soon as we hear it. so the u.n. secretary general has been speaking on the situation in the past half hour. this is what ban ki-moon had to say. >> reporter: let me begin by reinforcing last night's call of the security council calling for immediate unconditional humanitarian cease-fire. i have continued with a number of calls, including prime
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minister netanyahu this morning. i've had a long talk with him urging him to stop this violence and to agree and honor the international community's joint common efforts and call for humanitarian unconditional cease-fire. >> in ukraine, they say the shooting down of a malaysian airlines jet in the east may have been a war crime. she made the comments as there is a report on this situation in eastern ukraine. in it the u.n. said 1,129 people have been killed, and up to 3,500 wounded since mid-april. reports some were executed in tribunals. in all 800 people have been abducted in donetsk, and
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luhansk. we have more from donetsk. >> reporter: for the first time there is official confirmation of what many suspected was surface to air missiles that brought down flight mh-17. there was massive explosive decompression. basically shap shrapnel was sent up to the plane, brought it down making it explode midair and crashing down in the fields of eastern ukraine. this is coming from ukrainian officials that investigators have yet to reach the site of mh-17. they've been turned away once again because of heavy fighting, which is extremely frustrating for them because they want to carry out the investigation on
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the ground. there has been cut off of strategic supply routes from russia. >> security forces three died when authorities broke up a march north of cairo. a girl was killed and dozens injured in a separate incident in cairo, a fifth person died in southern cairo. the protest follows eid prayers. three al jazeera journalists have intent 212 days in prison. two have been given sentence of seven years. they have been accused of helping the muslim brotherhood.
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al jazeera continues to demand that it's journalists be freedom. >> an european court ordered moscow to pay $50 billion for taking over a country in 2003. it was valued at $40 billion before it was controversially nationalized. it's head, khodorkovsky spent ten years in jail before being freed by putin. >> reporter: in russia the story is different, of course there is a big part of media which views
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khodorkovsky who was still an olagart, and spent ten years in jail. i would remind you that befor before 2003 when khodorkovsky with putin, the western reports about khodorkovsky were very negative. he was called a robber baron by, and he had several bad court battles with american shareholders. for example, kenneth dodd. in the russian public opinion if he stole his money then the state was probably right to confiscate his property. >> now for many iraqis discouraged by the violence in their country, eid marks another day of misery. we have reports from the refugee camp just outside the city. >> reporter: the mood here is
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somber. there are no signs of celebrations. some children manage to put on new clothes. but for the displaced iraqi who is live here it's a sad day. he said the government bombardment in the province. >> we don't have eid. our conditions are very bad. we're not living in dignity. the government claims everything. the government has to be just to all people or quit. >> reporter: this is a transit camp from mosul. the u.n. refugee agency is building a permanent camp not far from here. many here are desperate. everyone with a story to tell. mahmoud is a sunni. he lef left to come to this camp. >> reporter: the conditions in
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this camp are disastrous. i can't go back to mosul. i want to leave this country. >> there is food and aid but not enough toilets. >> reporter: violence in iraq has displaced 1.2 million people since january. more than half of them came from anbar province, and 650,000 people were displaced when the islamic state and other armed groups took control of mosul and other cities in june. but despite the misery there is time to fun. children doing what they know best, cooling down from the scoping hat. they're too young to understand the conflict that surrounds them. maybe next eid things will be better. >> some syrian refugees living in lebanon are not observing the beginning of the muslim eid holiday. they say they need relief and a home before they can celebrate
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anything. we have this report. >> reporter: at this refugee camp for syrians who fled the violence in their country, mohammed are five years old and they say they don't even know it's a holiday. they spent this day just like any other day, and their parents told us they don't even have money to put food on the table. so of course no celebrations whatsoever. many people who live in these tents, 10 to 15 people live in one tent. they spend most of their day sitting around waiting for any news of a miracle that would end the violence in syria and bring them back home. many have been here for the past three years, and that miracle did not happen. now they're losing home. they think the next holiday, the next phase, next year, they'll be here as well at this refugee camp. >> the gold rush is underway in
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they have found rich new minds. but mining has affected this ancient city. >> what helped sustain this empire was the gold here. now the gold threatens the remains of the kush. these are some of the artifacts seized from artifacters who unearthed them. some more than 3,000 years old. >> you want to control all of this, and to be supervising all kinds of activities in the area. because all these places, in
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ancient history this area was like a crossroads. >> reporter: a million sudanese are involved in traditional mining producing 90% of the country's gold. it's a vital source of revenue for the government, but the process suspecters are digging where the kushites once dug. they copied the idea of the pyramids from the pharaohs. sudan's underfunded archaeologies cannot keep up with the rush of gold. there is also concern that many sudanese do not appreciate their past. >> in a few years we'll lose many sites because our experience, because when we're inspecting the site we see the gold miners that were there, and
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we come again. >> reporter: the government in qatar has donated $120 million to renovate the national museum and fund a series of digs. the ministry of mining admits there are major problems, and it told al jazeera it has not developed thing are the regulations needed. >> let's return to events in gaza and u.n.'s call for a cease-fire. we're live from london. even as we heard and saw ban ki-moon appealing for yet another cease-fire, we were hearing of an israeli attack in gaza, this time targeting an a hospital and unknown casualties.
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it really doesn't sound like israel is paying attention to the u.n. >> no, it's not. they said cease-fire that does not consult hamas, and does not include israelis pulling out of the gaza strip. all in all, israel decided to. with it activities a than they are in no mood to stop unconditionally. not in the long term because they think that they need something in run. >> do you feel the internation international. is burning against israel? >> this individual statement,
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which wil. >> reporter: the israeli elite are defending its occupation. certainly western media and western public. is slowly but surely changing because it is the golden rule, when a powerful country and takes its time doing it, eventually the more powerful country will become the weaker country. just as the international opinion is focused on gaza, that's when they need to put their demands in place. >> thank you for joining us on
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the gaza story from london. of course you can always keep up-to-date with the latest developments on gaza and other stories on our website. we'll have that and much more at www.al jazeera.com. >> every day across america, military-style raids are taking place. local police dressed like soldiers break down doors in the hunt for drugs. >> this is not what we think of as police in a democratic society. this is way out of proportion.
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>> in the past, police "swat teams" were only used in extreme circumstances. now, they're increasingly sent on routine tasks. >> they changed my whole perspective. i'm telling you, when i seen that, it was just like they dropped a bomb. they don't care what they've done, they really don't. >> tonight, fault lines examines how a massive rise the use of "swat" is redefining america's police ... and we ask who is really paying the price? in the us today, there are now tens of thousands of military-style police raids every year...but only the worst cases make the news. we've come to investigate one that took place in a rural town just north of los angeles.
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>> scared me so bad, they were so military and just huge guns and full gear, like huge puffed out like huge vest. it looked like they were going into a war. >> early morning on june 27, armed police from across la county converged on the property of eugene mallory and his wife, tonya pate. their warrant said the property was being used as an illegal methamphetamine lab. >> well the entire basis of the search warrant, was that the investigating officers says downwind from the property in spots he was with certainty to smell chemicals. >> this is where i was. i was inside here... >> tonya was inside a trailer on the property, and her son adrian was asleep in another trailer, when she heard the police. >> and it scared me, they scared me so bad that i said "adrian, come out!" and that's when that guy told her, "contain her!" so she shoved me into the car
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and then put the handcuffs on really, really tight and pushed me into the car, but i said, "but my son is in there." >> a thorough search of the property turned up no sign of meth. despite her pleas, the police wouldn't tell tonya what they were looking for. >> every time i would ask she'd just say my detective will be here to talk to you. you just need to shut up, you know, i'm protecting my officers. i said, "from what? you got all the guns!" tonya was taken to the police station but then released without charge. it was only on her return that she began to realize what had happened. during the raid, the armed officers entered the house where tonya's 80-year-old husband was sleeping... ...guns drawn, six sheriff's deputies made their way towards his bedroom. >> i came back to the house and it was horrible, there was blood all over that bed.
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it was thick and it was running down the walkway, and there was a lot of it. and i was just like, oh my god. >> eugene had been shot 6 times - five of those shots were fatal wounds to the chest. >> the bedding was saturated. pillows were full of blood. the blood ran all the way down that side. i guess he laid over there and bled to death and died. >> eugene kept two guns next to his bed in latched boxes. the initial police report says the officers were "confronted" by an armed suspect. >> so one of the guns was potentially in this? >> yeah, but he didn't have enough time... >> because their story is that he was exiting, hold a gun with both hands, and leveled it at the officers and i think the report says that he was actually killed outside the bedroom...as he was coming out to confront them. >> well, i got blood inside the room and like i said if he was
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walking this way or right there, there is no blood in this pathway nor on this rug. >> both eugene's body and his gun were moved before investigators reached the scene >> where the body drops, where the gun is, why would you move any of these things? okay, you say he shot at you, everything, he should be dropped where he's at, his gun should be in his hand - why is everything moved? i don't believe gene's gun was in his hand. that's why it was moved. i don't believe gene was where you said - that's why he was moved. >> during the raid, the police found cannabis on the property and tonya's son, adrian - who holds a medical marijuana license - was arrested. he's been charged with possession with intent to supply a charge the family denies. now tonya is fighting to clear her family's name and get answers about eugene's death.
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>> that's him - 80th birthday party. >> he doesn't look like a dangerous man. >> anybody with authority, he was very respectful to them, praise them for doing a good job. i mean he would give them thumbs up, fire dept, sheriff's dept, pat them on the back. tell em you know what a great job, what would we do with you guys, you know? >> that's old man river >> yes (laughs) >> his clothes and his shoes, they smell like him, still in the bedroom and i don't want to move them. i know you keep taking things away and they're gone and i don't want him to be gone, sebastian! i don't want him to be gone!
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>> eugene's body was brought here to the la county coroner's office for an autopsy shortly after, the county had the body cremated without tonya's permission - and before she could get her own autopsy we requested a copy of the coroner's report to better understand what happened during the raid. tonya is now suing the county for wrongful death and her lawyers say the police story is full of holes. >> the decedent exited his bedroom with a .22 caliber handgun extended out and held with both hands. the deputy fired at the decedent 6 times, which dropped him to the bedroom floor. so any issues with that so far? >> absolutely. >> the shots are all reflected downward through eugene's body. gene's 6'4. that would indicate that he was not standing when he was shot. he down, probably in his bed.
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>> at 6 foot 4, the shooter would have to be like 8 ft tall to shoot him and have that same downward trajectory. >> the weapon was moved by the officers before the coroner got there. again, you're not supposed to tamper with evidence. >> what incentive is there for an officer to move it? >> maybe he thinks the guy could still be threat and needs to kick the gun away? >> not with 6 fatal bullets in his body was this fellow gonna move. >> ok, it says here they recovered the following, florescent lights, two grow lights, a ballast which was on other side of grow room, recovered a black gas mask, some scales, pill bottles that contained marijuana, pill bottle that contained marijuana seeds, empty plastic bags and digital scale. >> let's justify killing an 80-year old man for a little bit
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of marijuana, that's what their argument is i guess. >> what does this say about the bigger picture here, about how these raids are carried out? >> it is not only in our department here. it is across the country. you've seen the increased militarization of police departments. they are like seal team 6 coming into a personal residence. >> there's no legitimate reason for the way they carried this out.
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>> in oakland california, gunmen have taken over a passenger train.
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an elite swat team moves in to neutralize the threat - highly-trained units like this are crucial in such situations. this time it's just a drill - part of a law enforcement training event called "urban shield". it's the kind of scenario for which swat teams were first formed in the los angeles police department in the 1960s. >> and so swat had its genesis with that philosophy and the philosophy of protecting life. >> stephen downing was there at the time, and says these units were only meant for the worst-case scenarios >> these are military type responses,
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military style tactics and military types of weaponry that are very dangerous in a civilian population. >> nowadays while swat teams are still trained - and equipped - to deal with the very deadliest threats, what's changed is how they're being used. >> are you in this kind of situation a lot? >> few and far between, better to be prepared. >> save as many lives as possible >> are you guys full-time swat? >> does that mean that you're permanantly waiting for that kind of an event? or are you deployed on other kinds of operations? >> no i mean, the swat guys on a daily basis they're assigned to a lot of high crime areas. the administration directs them we want to help suppress this. >> so you train for these worst case scenario but when that's not happening you're put onto
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other kinds of operations. >> yeah, search warrants. the job scope is very vast. >> if all you are doing is waiting for that once every 15 year deployment of some horrible tragedy. we gotta figure out some way to use them. what are we going to use them for? let's do drug raids with them. let's go into a high crime, lower socio economic areas and let's patrol the street with them. and that's where it becomes dangerous. >> peter kraska has been studying the use of swat - or as he calls them police paramilitary units - over the past two decades. >> once upon in a time in the early 1980s, about maybe 20% of police departments had a swat team, all of a sudden by 1999, 1998 we were looking at 80% of police departments, small, medium and large all having them.
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>> based on his surveys, the number of swat raids have gone up by 1400% since the 1980's...an estimated 50,000 take place every year. >> upwards of 80 to 90 percent of those deployments are serving warrants and mostly for drug offenses. >> there have been swat raids on bars, where they though there was underage drinking going on... using these swat teams to break up poker games, there've been raids on amish farms and co-ops that sell unpasteurized milk products. >> the percentage that go wrong is very small. however, when it goes wrong, it goes extremely wrong. >> as the use of swat expands,
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more and more innocent victims are being impacted by the raids. columbia, missouri. local police raid the home of man wrongly suspected of being a drug dealer. his family was left traumatized, their dog executed on the spot. ogden, utah. a man is fatally shot with a golf club in his hand. the police were actually searching for his roommate. pima county, arizona. ex-marine jose guerena picks up a rifle to protect his family from what he believes to be a robbery. the police fired 70 rounds, hitting guerena 22 times.
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he never fired a shot. while the botched raids could be isolated incidents, those sounding the alarm say the rise of military-style tactics is changing police culture. >> if you dress a guy like a soldier and you give him a soldier's weapons and you train him like a solider and you send him out in the streets and you tell him he's fighting a war, yea i absolutely think that has an effect on mentality. >> meanwhile, the trend is being fueled by commercial interests outfitting swat teams is now a multi-million dollar business thanks to homeland security grants that flooded police departments post-9/11. here at the urban shield event, private companies display their latest wares. >> welcome to urban shield. we have the watch.
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>> dhs grants totaling more than 34 billion dollars have been transferred to local police agencies. >> the federal government has provided so much money they've created this military industrial complex for local police... for counterterrorism, for drug war. >> really reminds me of the vehicles that i rode in iraq and afghanistan. armored. it's got a gun turret on the roof, the fact that it's being used for policing is pretty surprising...this just looks like as heavy as it gets. >> you go to these events and the vendors halls, they're not even pretending to make a distinction between policing and military mind set. >> but private companies aren't the only supplier. this is a promotional video for
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a federal program that transfers excess military equipment over to civilian law enforcement agencies. >> the us military has acres and acres of surplus goods, from our various conflicts around the world, and at one point politicians said, why don't we just give this to the local police. maybe they can use this stuff. >> and the scale is pretty big, we are dealing with 1000s of law enforcement agencies, 49 of the 50 states and 3 of the territories. >> under the program, more than 4 billion dollars worth of military equipment has been transferred including humvees, machine guns and grenade launchers. all for free. admiral harnitchek is in charge of the program. >> i'd much rather see these things put to great use potentially saving the life of a citizen or a police officer than in the
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scrap heap somewhere. >> are there guidelines on how they use that equipment? >> there are no guidelines from us. we exclusively leave that up to the law enforcement agencies, and how they use that. >> sumner county, tennessee...population less than 200 thousand people. it's a region that boasts of being one of the finest places to live, work and play in tennessee. >> move quick, let's go let's go, let's go! we got an officer down! it also has its very own 18-man swat team - and last summer, they received something known as an "mrap" through the federal program. it's a "mine-resistant ambush protection" vehicle - it was designed to protect us troops from roadside bombs in iraq. >> we average about once a month. >>once a month? >>once a month we'll be in this. >>but this is something that's
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not really designed for civilian use, right this is a military vehicle? >>we could get shot at in any particular time, we sign on for that yea but that don't mean we don't use tools that are readily available to use. that's all this is. it's a tool, this is no different than our gun. >> the swat team is often used on drug warrants, most of the time the mrap goes along too. >> there is a criticism that people are concerned that stuff that's being used in conflict zones is ending up in small towns, what's your response to that? >> you've been in an mrap? >> i have. >> i mean it's a big truck with big thick steel on it. that's really al it is. >> but it looks, the perception of it - >> oh it's absolutely an imposing vehicle, but not a tank, not a bradely, not an assault
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helicopter - a truck that we transport soldiers around so they're protected from small arms fire, and explosives on the battlefield and in many police roles they have exactly the same requirements. >> your teams going first, i want you through and out and then the second team will go in. >> it teaches law enforcement to, when you're telling them you're fighting a war, it teaches them to see everyone as, not as a citizen with rights, not as somebody they're supposed to be serving, but as a potential threat. >> you just went in there and you killed something. be looking for something else to get a target on. go! >> the majority of the people here are good and law abiding citizens and just good people, southern hometown area. >> yea, it looks kind of like a nice quiet - >> it's a nice place. >> so well then some people would say why do they need a swat team? >> because of the possibility of what could go wrong. >> so preparing for the worst essentially? >> yea just preparing for the worst.
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>> in civil society, the peace officer must deal with situation using only that force necessary to accomplish that objective. the peace officer shoots when it's absolutely necessary to stop the person from doing or presenting the threat they're presenting. that's the difference between a military mindset and a police officer's mindset. and we're losing that in this society.
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>> the day that it happened, i was at my job and one of our other friend text me "you know what? there's a lot of swat at your compadre's house. you might want to call him, so i text him and like i never got a text back... >> on january 5 2011, the serrato family came home to find their street barricaded and their house surrounded by police in military gear. rita serrato's son, roger, was inside the house. the police believed he was connected to a recent shooting. >> i can't get january 5th out of my head. >> you don't expect to see something like that in this neighborhood. like as if they were looking for
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somebody that had a bomb, or like terrorists or somebody of that level. >> it was later determined roger had nothing at all to do with the shooting. an armored vehicle known as a bearcat was parked on the lawn and the swat team threw in a flash bang grenade to get roger out. for the next several hours, the swat team kept their rifles trained on the house. >> how much time passed, can you remember? >> it felt forever. it felt like he was in their for a long time. >> and you could see the house on fire?. >> you could see the house on fire. >> witnesses say the police did little to save roger from the burning house. >> why do you think he didn't run out of the house? >> scared.
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>> why would he be scared? >> there's so much force and guns and just, i mean, wouldn't you be? >> by the time roger was brought out, he was already dead from smoke inhalation. the monterey county sheriff's department told us that (quote) "appropriate law enforcement protocol" was followed. >> we've been together for 20 years you know in that house, its just like our whole childhood was gone and they didn't even give a s!@#. >> roger was 31 years old and a father of 4. despite refusing to admit wrongdoing, the county paid the serrato family several million dollars in an out-of-court settlement.
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>> i think we're moving towards a society where laws are more aggressively enforced and where law enforcement officers look to minimize the risk to themselves by transferring that risk onto the people they are supposed to be serving. for tonya, her legal battle against those who killed her husband is still ongoing. an investigation by the district attorney simply concluded that the officers acted in self-defense. the la county sheriff's department refused to discuss the case with us at all, but there's been no acknowledgement that anything other than their standard procedures were followed. but when the standard is a rise in military-style tactics, it
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means the costs are rising too. >> with that room all bloody like that. it's been 5 months. i go in there every day. i relive it every day. >> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> its disgraceful... the only crime they really committed is journalism... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array...
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>> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live. >> hello there, and welcome this news hour live from doha. these are the main stories that we're covering this hour. the u.n. calls on israel and hamas to do more to safeguard civilian lives as conflict enters a third week. >> we stand for immediate unconditional humanitarian cease-fire. in the name of humanity the violence must stop. >> unable to reach the crash site