this is al jazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look at the top stories. palestinians consider war-time charges against israel. intense shelling continues in gaz gaza. our own nicole johnson experiencing the conflict first hand. we get her perspective. the biggest ebola outbreak is growing, more than 700 dead. a travel warnings to the region.
information about an american carrying out a suicide attack in syria, and a surprise that he returned home before the attack. israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu said today his country is determined to destroy all of hamas's tunnels. >> translation: as of now we have neutralized dozens of terrorist tunnels and are determined to complete the mission, with or without a ceasefire, therefore i do not agree with a proposal allowing the israeli defense force to complete the work. >> israel says it uncovered 32 tunnels. the israeli army said it destroyed about half of the tunnels, but suspect there could be 60 in felt. this map shows a location of a few of those tunnels, some of
which are more than a mile long. the newspaper put together there diagram, the average tunnel between 33 and 66 feet below ground. it was 5.5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. there are reports secretary of state john kerry and united nations secretary-general ban ki-moon will call for a 72 hour ceasefire. james boys, diplomatic editor, has more. >> all week robert sarry, the special coordinator has been working behind the scenes to get a scraes fire, a humanitarian -- ceasefire, a humanitarian pause. several times one side issued a unilateral ceasefire, not agreed to buy the other. the idea now is to get a statement from secretary of
state john kerry and the secretary-general ban ki-moon calling for a 72 hour ceasefire. before doing this they want to make sure both sides are on board. those discussions are continuing now. the idea is to get the 72 hour pause in place, and extend it beyond 72 hours, keep extend it and start a negotiation with both sides to get a final ceasefire deal. what that deal would involve will be discussed in cairo. i understand that at the talks that took place this weekend in paris, there was a suggestion from the u.k. that perhaps there could be international monitors involved in this process. that would keep the israelis happy, because they might be able to check there is no rocket fire coming from the gaza strip , and could ease the concerns of hamas who want the siege of gaza lifted. if there were international monitors there, they could
control the border points and make sure that goods could flow across the border. a u.n. humanitarian chief valerie ai moss said more than 42,000 gazans are at the shelters, bombings have stretched relief efforts. nicole johnson joins us from gaza. you had a busy last couple of hours. take a moment and describe what is going on and the action you have witnessed over the last couple of hours. >> there has been air strikes,le have been kill. shelling has continued in a number of different areas along the eastern flank of gaza. also reports of eight people
killed from tank shelling in a refugee camp. at the same time the rockets are fired from gaza. there was one close to our position here in the last two hours, and the reports are that these rockets are going no areas such as tel aviv - there has been activity, the death toll is more than 20, but not as high as over the previous two days. >> okay. i'll get back to the rocket in a second here. let's do a bit more other business here. what percentage of gaza at the moment would you say is an active combat zone? >> well, i don't have to say, because the united nations has come up with their open figures. 44% of gaza is definitely a no-go area, a combat zone. there's a 3km wide swathe of
territory from the israeli border inside gaza. it goes the whole way around gaza. now, just to provide some context for people, the gaza strip is narrow. in some places it's 4-12km wide, and that doesn't leave people in gaza with room to manoeuvre. the remaining 60% is safe. it's going one end of gaza strip to the other, and that's why people feel there's nowhere safe they can go. even though they've been told to leave certain districts and move into gaza, there are attacks inside central gaza, so they say they are not better off. >> you mentioned nowhere is
safe. >> you were on the air, and there was a strike - i have never before seen you flinch. how close was the strike and how jangled are your nerves now. >> it's very close. it's difficult to say precisely. it felt as though it was fired from only a few hundred metres away. we know rockets are fired from all over gaza, from an area of empty land, from a house or hotel, and it's a small example, i suppose, of how terrifying the situation is for people in gaza. not only is there the sound of the drones, tank shelling in the eastern border shelling, from the israeli naval ships coming in from the sea, rockets are being fired, and air strikes
carried out. it makes everyone very jumpy, everyone is very concerned. you don't know what is going to happen next. we had a rocket not far from here. does that mean there'll be an air strike come engine from israel. no one knows. it's a difficult, terrifying situation. >> nicole johnson for us in gaza. be safe, good to see you, thank you. energy shortages have grown dire in gaza since israel's latest offensive. al jazeera's charles stratford has that story. >> this mosque in a refugee camp was hit by an israeli air strike. beside the mosque is a drinking water station that tens of thousands depended on. the air strike destroyed the generator. no one comes here now. this man takes us to his family nearby. 35 of them share a tiny space.
>> translation: we came from the bombing and found no room in the u.n. schools. how can we live like this? there's no water or electricity. >> thousands of houses and small rooms are like this around gaza, where families have come together to seek shelter from the constant israeli bombardment. the conditions are poor. there's no electricity and no water. >> people in the gaza strip long suffered from water shortages. the israeli blockade means there's not enough fuel to run water pumps. with many of the water stations destroyed, people are forced to rely on delivers by trucks. ma mood fills his truck at water truck stations. four drivers within killed doing his job since the conflict began. >> i'm scared of driving because of the bombs. i'm worried about the children because they need water.
>> they stop and fill a water container by a shop. omar rushes out with the bucket, and takes us with his brother into the family home. his father shows us his kitchen, they have not had electricity or water for the last four days. >> translation: we can't live like this. last night we left at 10:00 p.m. to find water under the bombs. there is nothing for the children to drink. we have many people in the house. >> there are 28 people living here, including hasan, a month old. the women didn't want to be filmed. they buy 200 litres of water for about $7. before the conflict started, it was half the price. adults have not showereded for the last four days. >> translation: we are living in a catastrophe. there's little to show that we are alive. there's no water, no power. dying would be better than this.
>> donkey carts join the trucks to ferry water from home to home. they are not afraid, says this boy. everywhere you go in gaza, people crowd around water trucks to fill the containers, unsure when the next delivery will come. here is a look at the toll of the conflict so far. more than 1430 palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians. 8300 have been injured. the united nations says more than 235,000 palestinians are at u.n. facilities, 59 have been killed. most of them are israeli soldiers. the united nations issued a travel warning for the three wav con -- west african countries dealing with an ebola outbreak. more than 700 died much the virus surfaced in guinea, 339
are dead. sierra leone 330 died. 186 in liberia. plifrts in liberia -- police officers in liberia are stationed at the international airport to make sure passengers are screened. one carrier cancelled plights to sierra lee i don't know, gina and liberia. sierra lee i don't know declared a state of emergency. more than 1,000 are affected there. the outbreak is out of control. >> reporter: these are the protective measures that medics in liberia under take before treating ebola patients. ones that must get close up, they are at risk of infection. now the fear of ebola spreading to the community caused the government to institute its own measures to protect the country. the president ordered the closure of all schools. a cleaning process for all
public buildings on friday, and one month compulsory leave for nonessential public sector staff. speaking at a briefing at the world health organisation she spoke about how important it is for people to act responsibly. >> protect yourself. listen to the workers. abide by their rules, believe that it is real. go out and carry the message to wherever you are. ebola is transmitted through infected bodily foods. if a person comes in close contact with a sufferer, they are at risk. >> the most efficient way it's transmitted is if people are taking care of people affected and are directly exposed to bodily fluid, particularly vomit, blood and diarrhoea. that's the way things are happening, and why we see an
explosion of cases. >> it prompted the withdrawal of 340 peace core volunteers in liberia, guinea and sierra leone. the possibility that the virus could cross continents worries the west. a liberia man died of ebola in lagos. >> we have been meeting with the contacts, the level of contact that they had and advising them on the need for them to restrict their movements. all of them have temperatures to monitor, their body temperatures, and in the evening, and, of course, they all have phone contacts, and as well as our monitoring the contents. >> but the men who identified the virus in the 19 '70s
believes the risk of infection through casual contact is removed. >> spreading in the population here, i'm not worried about it. i wouldn't be worried to sit next to with ebola on the tube, as long as they don't vomit on you. >> in west africa, this is the worst ebola outbreak recorded. aid agencies say it's now out of control one of the men doctors fighting l -- american doctors fighting ebola has taken a turn for the worst. when an experimental serum arrived in the country, there was only enough for one person dr kent brantly asked it be given to his colleague, nancy riple. they both work for samaritan's purse. ukraine announced a 24 hour
ceasefire. the malaysian airliner crash site has been held by pro-russian separatist and investigators have been trying to reach the game since the plane went down. they've been kept away by fighting between the separatists and ukranian forces. gruesome images have been shown of the war. a man smuggled photographs showing people who had been starved, tortured and killed in syria. lawmakers say they portray horrendous violence on an industrial scale. alarming reports about the american who carried out a suicide attack in syria's civil war. paul beban is here with the details on this. >> we are talking about a man who drove a dump truck packed with explosives into a restaurant in northern syria. today the "new york times" is reporting after travelling to syria for training, he came back to the united states for months before returning to syria for the last time. before carrying out the suicide
mission, he left behind a chilling message. >> reporter: it's called the story of the american muhaja. the video released by a rebel group in syria, begins with a man ripping up an american passport, chewing pieces of it, and setting it on fire. >> i am from america. i'm 22 years old. my background is - father is palestinian, and mother italian-american. >> reporter: after explaining who he is, he launches into a ramp saying israel -- rant saying israel will never be defeated. >> you are the ones under the sun sweating to the ankle and knees, drowning in your sweat. it's your fault, not ours.
>> he has a message for america. >> we are coming for you. >> later he becomes emotional, crying about his mother. >> i love you, mum. stay strong. >> reporter: in another video released this week. he is scene praying. another video shows men loading a truck with explosives. it is fest onned with rebel nothings and armoured, protected -- flags and armoured protected with a bulldozer steel played and the tires covered to prevent them being shot out on the way to its final destination. the video ends with the truck driving through a shattered landscape before cutting to a cluster of buildings in the distance and an explosion. juxtaposed with a picture of him carrying a cat. >> another thing said was he
entered syria through turkey. the fbi is trying to piece together his movements, but it exemplifies how hard it is to track americans travelling outside the us if they travel outside the radar. >> that is disturbing. c.i.a. director john brennan apologised to leaders of the intelligence senate committee, after the inspector-general found several agency employees acted improperly when monitoring senate computers. computers were used to review documents on detention and interrogation practice. an accountability board will decide if these involved will be disciplined. >> a rare interview with supreme court justice ruth bator ginsberg cit sissing judges on the high court. >> now i have to go buy pot from a grower. >> okay.
weak earnings reports. give us the names, the companies leading the way, hold foods, exxon and one more - young brands, yum brands. all right. whole foods, yum brands and exxon. wow, sending the markets down. there were concerns over argentina's debt, and all in all it was a bad day. dow is down. big losses. the homeland security department issued a warning to retailers, saying hackers are using a malicious software called back off to attack point of sale systems to steal debit and credit card information. the advisory says the programme is undetectable by most
antivirus soft yair. >> eric cantor said goodbye today. he gave a speech. the virgin jan republican last month was defeated by a tea party opponent. today's power politics, 96 days until the midterm elections and democrats are in the midst of a fundraising blitz over the republican house vote to sue president obama. david shuster joins us with that. >> as you know, in politics each action tends to produce a reaction, and democrats say ner seeing a flood of new donations from activists angry about yesterday's vote. the emotions on the democratic side are intense, as evidenced by speeches on the house floor. >> from the first day in office, the republican in the house, in this house, has never supported the president. every olive branch extended was
broken. but today, mr speaker, they reached a low, a very low point. >> republicans say the lawsuit is not about the president personally, but the white house making and implementing changes to the health care law without congressional approval. >> republicans are motivated to stand up for the constitution, separation of power and roughly law. anyone that believes in the system of government should be worried about the president's executive overreach. regardless of the money flowing in, feelings about president obama could have an impact on the midterm elections. if the election turns more on policy than presidential approval ratings, democrats believe the chances will get better is, and the effort to drive interest to policy matters got a lift thanks to supreme
court justice ruth bator ginsberg, who gave an interview about court cases and criticised the five judges that ruled companies do not have to provide certain coverage for women. >> i'm hopeful the court's eyes will be open form. >> you feel the five justices had a bit of a blindspot. >> yes, in hobby lobby. >> ginsberg went on to say the conservative justices had a blind spot about equal pay for women - again more attentions on the issues democrats really car about. in a battle for control of the u.s. senate, voters in kansas are getting ready to decide on a republican nominee in the prime ris between pat roberts and tea party challenger milton wolf. wolf wants to debate. roberts refused. so, yesterday - that's wolf walking up in the red tie - cop
fronted senator -- confronted senator roberts on a side walk. >> they say you are tough. i want you to keep your word and debate. >> mel, this is not the time. we have a regular scheduled event. let's be true to that. this is not the way to conduct ourselves. >> when is the time. i'll go anywhere you like. you gave your word to a debate. >> the senator walked off. good political theatre by the challenger. speaking of political theatre in iowa an environmental group is targetting republican senate candidate joanie earns suggesting that she is beholden to fat cats donating campaign cash. >> joanie ernst is with us. >> any chance she'll back out? >> when bigs fly. [ laughs ] >> oh, my, there's a
laughterment the pigs fly, that's referring to an ernst ad about pig cast ration when thee was growing up. in canadian politics, toronto mayor rob ford seeking re-election is appearing to have the time of his life. post drug rehab, that is ford with musician dead mall 5 in a ferrari going for a coffee run. he wanted five expressos in a single cup. >> five in one cup. >> a something a double and a double. [ laughs ] >> that's a lot. >> five. >> in one cup, right. >> yes, please. >> ford may be drug free, but five shots of expresso in one cup. [ laughs ] >> that is the power politician. >> man, you have a good beat. david shuster for us. thank you. coming up on al jazeera america - house lawmakers supposed to go op recess. they decided -- on recess.
so the immigration debate reached a fever pitch on capitol hill. members of the house were in disarray struggling to push forward a bill on the border crisis. lawmakers were supposed to go on recess. they have decided to work in hope of pushing is something through. john terrett in washington. plenty of chaos - will congress get this done before leaving for the break? >> the april at the moment is we -- answer at the moment is we can't say with certainty, we can say there's a lot of washington d.c. political theatre going on. the whole place regarding this issue is in a state of flux, as
we have seen so many times in the past. boy can these people bring things down to the 59th minute of the 11th hour. earlier today the house said no vote on the emergency legislation. at 3 o'clock there was a behind the scenes closed door meeting involving the republican caucus. sara ike son said we'll stay until we vote. yes brought back people from the airport. and now there'll ba meeting at 9 o'clock -- be a meeting at 9 o'clock tomorrow and a vote on the issue. whichever way you slice and dice it, it's embarrassing for the republican party. the bill doesn't amount to a hill of beans. it's 659 million worth of aid. that compares to 2.7 billion on the table in the senate. and 3.7 billion requested by the president. now, here is the two key speakers of the day. in a moment we'll hear from the president's spokesperson, josh
ernst. here is the speaker of the house, john boehner, pushing it back on the president's shoulders. >> instead of pressing the crisis at hand isn't at democratsar talking up a knut sow scheme to through. it's not okay for obstruction of a bill that would pass the hos of representatives. >> developments don't like it and rub -- democrats don't like it, republicans are told not that like it. ted cruz had his hands on it. he had a party in d.c. wednesday, and he served pizza and bear - how american is that - and told members of the conservative caucus not to vote for any legislation on this issue. >> immigrants rights activists raising their voices in washington. what are they advocating. >> let's go to pictures and show
you what happened in washington d c. it's a gloriously sunny day in the capital. what you are looking at is a protest by religious groups and activists coming together in front of the white house, in order to urge president obama to halt the deportations that are going on of the young children coming here from central america, and they say tearing families apart. they were arrested, as you can see, because there was agitation. the police removed some of the protesters, after that, linda haramia, speaking on behalf of the united church of christ, made the point that they want the deportations to stop, and stop now. >> quit separating families. families are separated every day. they live in fear. because there's different circumstances in which they are here, many come fleeing violence, children especially, many coming fleeing the gangs and the drugs and so forth.
all of that is true and we have seen this evidence proved before our eyes. >> next up the focus moves to the house, tomorrow morning, 9am. we are promised a vote. we'll see. >> good to see you. thank you. dave leven that will is a tr reporter at the center for public integrity, good to see you. good. the house is going to stay in session, work, get something done tomorrow on this border funding bill. will we see the senate pass the bill or will they postpone the session and try to get something done here? >> congress has a wonderful way in the 11th hour, before they are going to go on vacation to get as much done as they can in this short a period of time as they can. given that, and the history, and the crises that congress faced, it would seem that they would
move forward as quickly as possible. there's no better indication than rick perry, the governor of texas coming out with a statement saying you better get back to work and better not go back to your districts during the summer and pol tick while there's a crisis. get it done. >> a good point. >> sounding very presidential. >> that's a great point. i want to get to that in greater detail in a moment. assuming each side gets a bill passed - we are talking major differences - is there time to get the bill passed and get them reconciled to what looks like a 2 million difference. >> you can't be glib about it. we are running out of time. if they want to go back to the districts and have the recess that they would in august, they'll have to move quickly, because it seems like a massive gulf between the house on the one side, and the senate bill on the other. we are not talking about
a million here or there, we are talking about a couple of - billions of dollars between the house and the senate, and neither is close to what president obama wants in his version. so there is still a major meeting of the minds that will need to take place regardless of how quickly things move. >> david, the senate bill, it's closer to the money the senator wants, but do they rewrite, eliminate the 2008 bush law that provide for due process for unaccompanied minors, and speed the pathway to get them back, deporting them back to the home countries? >> it's hard to say. the bills are not finalised at this point. that's an element to it all. what is made in the sausage making of getting the house and the senate side to cole esque around a single version - it's an open question, the bottom line as applies to this. so it's a difficult question to answer at this juncture, even as
late in the game as it is. >> let me get to a couple of other areas. what is at stake. what is at stake if congress does nothing? >> if congress does nothing, it would be a major blow for the republican party. democrat will try to cease the political opportunity. the republicans, caucus, party, couldn't get the people together to decide on what they wanted to do. playing up the tea party, and establishment element and say republicans, with the opportunity, when they control the house of representatives can't do anything within themselves, their own caucus. there is that. republicans don't want to do this. they'll have to explain for four or five straight weeks on the campaign trail, in town hall meetings, why they can't get something done. >> in that respect the
prevailing thought, it stands to reason we wouldn't be here at the last hour, something would have been done. is there a group of republicans who believe they can go back to their district, not having done anything and simply blame the president? >> yes, there is. and those are largely tea party republicans and feel it is a bad deal, that the money on the table is too much or the bill doesn't go far enough to try to, number one, secure the borders, number two, return to nicaragua, el salvador, or the people held in detention or u.s. custody, and they said the bill is not strong enough, either in the senate side or house side. they may not have a lot of lose. other republicans would have a lot to lose, and it spooks to the schism that exists in the
the republican party today. >> what is your prediction? does it get done? >> ultimately it does, it's just a matter of timing as to when it gets done. >> dave leven that will, have reporter at the center for public integrity. there are serious health concerns at a border facility in new mexico. two have come down and chicken box. not only is chicken box going around, but tuberculosis and life. officials stopped the arrival of immigration to those facility, more than 600 woman and children are housed there. other stories around the world - in afghanistan, an audit of presidential ballots will continue on saturday, after disputes between abdullah abdullah and ashraf ghani have been resolved. preliminary results from the june 14th run off showed ashraf
ghani well ahead of abdullah abdullah. the recount taking weeks. >> in libya, a militia group says it has taken control of the second-largest city. the council says it controls benghazi after a defeated army unit. it took over military bar okays, and cease the tanks. they have been battling forces. new testimony in a trial over videotapes are of the oklahoma bombing with. we have na and other headlines. >> a judge heard testimony from the man who helped oversee operations at a building bombed. richard williams said security cameras were off during the bombing, and had not been used for at least two years before the attack. utah attorney believes video exists showing timothy mcvay did not act alone, and sued the
federal bureau of investigation for access to sample the archives. >> a c.e.o. in chicago is in serious continue after being shot. stein ley voi from arrow stream was taken to the hospital this morning. arrow stream's offices are located in the bank of america building. police say the shooting was likely retaliation from an employee demoted. a 59-year-old worker was dead at the scene. >> maintenance crews at a new york city tower are securing an area where glass fell. three were injured. a window on the 18th demroor shattered, sending glass to the sidewalk. wisconsin high court ruled against the unions. act 10 limits collective bargaining. it sparked protests and legal battles since being passed in 2011. scott walker is seeking re-election this year. five people are suing the government for denying or
delaying their citizenship applications, claiming an expanded screen targetting muslims lead to delays or denials of their green cards and citizen sh. the aclu file on behalf of its clients, claiming the government used broad criteria for the 2008 programme. >> we have followed that for a while. standby, i'm about to go through another fit here. haven't had one in a while. >> i can continue. >> good idea. >> let's go to dave with the weather. >> all right. we will take it from here. first of all, we want to show you what is happening today. this is the drought monitor. it's been around for 15 years, summing up a lot of information, and the situation with the drought. focussing on california, first time we are seeing this drought
in the state. not only that, it's gone from 36.5% to 5% of the statement this is issued every thursday. this is the information coming out this morning and is the clear indication of the extent of the drought in california. the reservoirs are here. this is the average level of 154 reservoirs across the state, and the current level is 60% of the average. looking at the numbers, this is the average draw dawn for a year. we are one year behind in california for the current levels. that's because of the area of high pressure. a factor in this is the storms up in northern canada, going down the eastern side of the rockies, hot and dry weather, no rain or storms. record high temperatures. >> a lot - in california, there's a personnel - i can't find the warning - is in extreme
drought. >> i did that. >> you did that. >> while you were coughing. >> you bailed me out again. thank you, man. what can i do. behind the scenes of the illegal pot trade - coming up. >> you are what we used to call a drug dealer. >> i suppose. >> why it is thriving in a state where recreational marijuana is legal.
erica mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now >> recreational marijuana stores are legal and open for business in the state of washington. it has not slowed down illegal street sales. allen schauffler took a ride with a dealer to see how the black market works. >> reporter: meet ben. >> big ben. >> ben agreed to take us for a ride and what a ride. >> so i have been representing cars and so forth to get my
deliveries made. >> tonight you have a limo. >> together i happen to have a limo. >> you are not worried about drawing attention or a crowd at all, are you? >> he's not worried, he goes. >> selling it in the black market is not legal. >> we watch as he sells pot on downtown street corners. >> for a couple of minutes. >> door to door in residential neighbourhoods. >> the client i visited bought an amount of the gummies, the edible thc. >> in the university district parking lots. >> the rubble. >> you don't think the business will go away because of legalized pot. >> no. if anything it may increase a little. >> if he's the little guys, this is the corporate giant of black market marijuana. winter life, 60 employees working a production line and
dispatchers taking 600 calls a day. >> dozen plus drivers at any time. as many as 16 or so. >> they drive their own cars. >> yes. >> where do you go in the city. do you stay in one area? >> we shift around. >> reporter: employees take animal names, this is jack rabbit making his rounds. customers have to prove their 21 and say they get medical benefit. buyers tell us there's no medical card required. the company's slick website says there is, but their advertisement says there's not. do you get in trouble from the seattle police? . we have had no -- >> we have had no trouble from seattle police. >> it's been made clear that selling pot outside the law is a felony, but they will not investigate the businesses unless there's a complaint. >> i'm not a scholar or a
law-maker. >> you are what we used to call a drug dealer. >> i suppose. >> you can browse the free week lis for delivery services, some medical, some just selling we'd. and you gind ben on facebook -- find ben on facebook with his menu. >> for the small and big sellers, business is good. seven figures good. >> we are a profitability company. >> reporter: did you sit down and write a business plan for the business? >> i've been meaning to do that. >> now i have to buy pot from a grower. >> along for a wild ride in seattle. wow. with us now for more on this let's bring in pete homes, the city attorney of seattle. good to have you on the programme. i'm trying to put this in
context, it's illegal, legal, and guys driving around in a limousine selling pot. would it have been unrealistic - trying to find context, to expect the illegal trade in marijuana it disappear when aspects of its use was decriminalized? >> it would be unrealistic and, in fact, in woun sponsoring i 502 expected it to disappear. you say the legislation, 502 needs to reconcile with the feeds of people genuinely suffering, people with glaucoma, epilepsy and painful illnesses. what needs to be done to move along the reconciliation process? >> i 502 was never meant to exclude medical users. it was intended to supply what we believe was the majority of recreational use. now that we have a system that is starting - remember in seattle we have one store that
is open. so there is nowhere near the legal supply necessary to meet demand. for the medical personals aring during the -- patients during the transition, we are concerned that those genuinely suffering have access to their medicine, even after the stayed legislature acts to legalize. >> why one store? is it a process, working through the bureaucracy. what is the story in. >> it's probably all the above. i think the liquor control board chose to make sure they get it right, open stores and processes gradually, and make sure the system was working well before going to a full-bore system. we hope to avoid some problems observed in colorado, which basically flipped a switch and all these medical stores were recreational. when our reporter allen schauffler rode along with one dealer, he noticed a stable kind
of organised operation. the reality is that they are still operating illegally. do you consider these people dangerous? >> danger are is - is a tough concept. we do believe that there are some facilities operating where we see higher incidents of 911 calls. for the most part where they are store front operations they tend to be a nuisance, and we are concerned. until the state acts the businesses are ramping up, there are requirements that they comply with city zoning laws and business requirements. in the meantime... >> you were saying. >> i just want to say in the meantime, i think that i 502 has yet - everyone will agree, to have an opportunity with a fully functioning system, to put market tools at work. the gentleman you saw with the delivery service, the store fronts going on. when they contend with a fully
operational legal system, without any police intervention, i think you'll see that market forces will be more powerful. law-abiding citizens would rather buy from a store why you know the pot is clean, and not contaminated and produced under a regulated system. >> pete homes, the attorney for seattle. coming up ray rice speaks up for the first time since the league suspended him over claims of domestic violence.
>> al jazeera america presents a breakthrough television event. borderland. six strangers. >> let's just send them back to mexico. >> experience illegal immigration up close and personal. >> it's overwhelming to see this many people that have perished. >> lost lives are relived. >> all of these people shouldn't be dead. >> will there differences bring them together or tear them apart? >> the only way to find out is to see it yourselves. >> which side of the fence are you on? borderland, sunday at 9 eastern, only on al jazeera america. . >> the baltimore ravens, ray rice, spoke out about the attack on his wife in an elevator. the n.f.l. announced it would suspend him for two games. women's rights advocates criticised the league for what they call indifference to violence on women. rachlan is here with more.
it's been hot. >> women's rights activists have been waiting for rice to publicly qualify to his wife. he called the actions a mistake, but didn't talk about what happened in the elevate have in february. >> one thing that i wanted to do today was, you know, apologise to my wife. >> these are the images that got ray rice in trouble. video obtained by "t.m.z." appears to show him during his wife out of an elevator. before that they hit each other. >> i want to apologise to any woman involved in any domestic - anybody involved in violence. my sincere apologise go out to you. >> rice's public apology came a week after he was suspended for two games, and fined him 58,000. commissioner roger goodal said the league would not tolerate
violence to women. critics say the n.f.l. has to do more. the president of the foundation for women said: they point to statistics like these. one in every four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. more than one million women are physically assaulted by a partner. most of those cases are -- these cases are not reported to police. >> athletes face inspection for substance abuse and violence on the field. >> when reporters ask rice what he thought, he felt he was being punished every day. >> my daughter will pick up the phone and google her father's name. what comes up is not touchdowns, but what happened. that's a lot of punishment i have to deal with. >> rice was charged with
aggravated assault. he said he is seeing a counsellor. and when the time is right, he and his wife will try to help others. >> a lot of punishment that he brought on himself, ray rice. >> he did. >> he said that. >> see you back at six. >> a protest we told you about in turkey has gone global. this week the country's deputy prime minister gave a speech on moral corruption, and said that women should not laugh loudly in public. that lead hundreds of turkish women to laugh at loud on social media and the grin has gone worldwide. we have that story. >> from asia to europe, here in the u.s., and in south america women and men are posting pictures of themselves laughing, expressing what they think of the deputy prime minister's comments. look at what frida writes. she writes:
. >> and in new york city: there you go. >> and over in italy: >> and over the 24 past hours, some folks have been posting videos of themselves laughing with a hash tack cacaha. turkish for laughter. loud laughter. nice. laughs laughs. >> [ laughter ] with good stuff. >> they are having fun with this. the ruling party's political opponents in turkey are going to town with this.
one of them tweeted "from now on we'll respond to any statement from the deputy prime minister by laughing. and posted a selfie of herself with six other women here". silly, silly men. "inside story" is next. as with many favt food restaurants, when you work in most american mcdonald's, you are in a business owned by a franchise holder. the national relation board issued a decision that could shake up the rules of game. it's "inside story". hello, i'm ray