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and holding us at account. our shows starts at 10:30 p.m. eastern. i'm ali velshi, and thank you for joining us. [music] >> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. protection or punishment. sexual assault on campus. are women being blamed for crimes committed by men? the good fight. cindy comaib mccain on her attempts to prevent crimes at events like the super bowl. new york at night like you've never seen it before.
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we begin tonight with a serious warning to women on one college campus. the university of virginia sororities are telling young women to stay inside and stay away from fraternity parties. the fear is that these women could be at risk of sexual assault. it's become a major issue on campuses across the country but some say this warning puts the blame on women on victims. erica pitzi is at the university of virginia in charlottesville. erica glrp good eveningerica. >> reporter: good evening john. this is supposed to be a very exciting weekend. you've got the televised game tomorrow and the fraternities on the ground who will be welcoming new members with big parties
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across greek row and yet you've got this frustration mounting here from men and women many students not just within the greek life who are really expressing outrage over this new rule that they say really shows some jernt gender segregation and they have tried to get things changed but nothing has changed and meanwhile the university president who really has been steering clear of this says this is a controversy within the greek community alone. now she may be changing her tune tune. >> just by taking girls out of the equation, by preventing them going to things they have a right to go to isn't helping the problem. >> separating the genders isn't helpful at all to prevent sexual assault. >> the very sorority sisters are being ordered to stay away from their fraternity brothers at the biggest cledged college weekend.
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no one doubts there's a problem. it's the solution that these women reject. >> we deserve to make our own solutions, we should be looking out for each other by ourselves and we don't need a parent to tell us to stay in. >> that parent is the national pan-hellenic conference. sophomore elie kayton have been pushing back on the mandate but to no avail. >> change comes from the students and that almost always gets it done. we wrote petitions we wrote articles. >> frankly an appalling picture right? >> vice chancellor's calls for meeting in the pan hellenic
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conference have gone unanswered. >> to give folks who have a voice being constrained and to highlight just how ridiculous it is. >> but if the national pan hellenic conference won't listen -- >> i believe they're listening but they won't talk to me. they talk to their chapters, that's how they engage. >> still she sees this as an issue within the greek community and with frustration growing we caught up with president sullivan to see if she's changed her position. you have actually stepped in to address greek life, even going so far as to suspend activities. why now with hundreds of sorority sisters feeling sequestered in their houses, should you take a stand today? >> i think that singling out our students doesn't seem appropriate but you must realize
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that the fraternities and sororities own their own houses, they are private organizations and students voluntarily join those organizations. >> but in this scenario they are not governing themselves. this is a mandate coming down from above, from the national chapters. they feel like they don't have a voice. >> i've already expressed my strong feeling about that in the statement yesterday. and i will assist the students if they ask for that assistance. at this time they haven't asked and that is how i am respecting their self governance. >> and some of the sorority members may well take up the university president on her offer. >> it is now time for us to say we did our best, president sullivan, help us. >> so with only hours left, of course sororities are really running out of time before the big day tomorrow. so many of them say look, they're going to abide by the rules and they're going to stay indoors and plan game watch parties. but there is talk on the grounds
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here at uva that some sorority sisters may rebel risk the consequences and celebrate with the fraternities anyway john. >> thank you erica. hadley is a sorority alumna joining us from denver. hadley what do you think is it a good idea? >> no, i think sorority's reaction is an inappropriate reaction, that sends a bad message about men and women and the prevalence or incidence of rape on the campus. >> what's the message? >> the message that they're saying is by telling goirls stay inside is the only way to avoid sexual assault is to board up the windows and close the doors. it's sending a bad message about men that fraternity men are like animals and they don't have any sexual control and they may assault any woman who enters
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their house. >> in some way does this blame greek culture? >> of course it does. there are a lot of parties that happen in and around college campuses and in fact young people go out and enjoy having parties and drinking even when they are not students. even though we associate the prevalence of rape with college campuses it's more frequent that the young woman between age 18 and 24 would be the victim of rape if she's not a college student. tell men what the risks are when they tend to engage in these risk factors. >> isn't alcohol very advise whibl it comes to fraternity and sorority parties? >> i'm sure it is. but it is much more responsible to let them be their own individual agents and making their own good decisions instead of not allowing them to leave the sorority house
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treating the men and women in greek life in a responsible way which tends to send a bad message to these people. >> one of the students suggested that blaming this on the integration of men and women is really simply the wrong thing to do. i don't want to take your words out of context but you wrote in an article recently that the greek organizations are the few last bastions of single sex living on campus. does that help prevent sexual assault in your opinion? >> you know i think it's so important then, who is making the decision? are we allowing men and women to self-segregate because i think there are some occasions in situations where that's appropriate, some living conditions day in and day out some students may prefer to be with people of the same sex but when we look at the broader context of the world we live in there may be occasions when you want to intermingle and interact
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with people of the opposite many sex. the most important who are we allowing to make that decision is it a top down decision forcing boys and girls to stay separate or are we leaving them the choice themselves? >> i think they should get ahold of the pan hellenic council and the reason they should do that is to be liable for something that could happen. what do you think? >> at the end of the day every assistant of rape is -- every incident of rape is heinous and should be punished to the full extent of the law. of course we want men and women to be protected but it sends a bad message and is not sustainable or responsible to tell men and women not to attend parties where they could engage in fun relationships that they could have at their college years. >> hadley thank you so much.
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>> thank you. >> we now turn to an impact on military families, a new report recommends cutting the military benefits package it would shrink the health benefits package but would not affect military pay. jamie mcin tier. mcintire. jamie. >> not reducing the overall compensation for u.s. troops but the reforms could be a hard sell if it looks like they're going to cause the pentagon problems in recruiting and retaining top-notch personnel. it's pricey weapons like the uber expensive fighter jet $144 million, that give the pentagon a reputation of spending beyond
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its means. >> the cost of people recruiting retention medical care the simple cost of manpower cost for pentagon eats up more than 50% of our dollars. and those costs are rising every year. >> reporter: a committee of retired military officers and politicians with military expertise is now recommending an overhaul of the system. its most potentially contentious recommendations, cut base retirement pay but add a 401(k) style plan but continue full retirement benefits after 20 years and eliminate tricare the military's health care program and replace it with private health care plans. predictably many are upset. >> instead of maintaining a system that's worked well for years, we're going to force soldiers to put their retirement into a wall street casino.
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>> john mccain was among several who welcomed the committee's diligence but reserved his opinion on their outcome. >> many key point grant grandfathering them about some of the provisions. the pentagon says it's mindful to the commitment to its military men and women but unless the benefits are trimmed the all volunteer force could become unsustainable. john. >> jamie mcintire, thank you. the president did announce a new plan today that could change health care for millions of americans, personalized health care based on the person's dna. could create more jobs or even save lives. he wants to store health care
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records and dna of millions of americans. paul beban. >> this is the future well this really is the future of medicine for all of us. now, here's why the president is so excited about this. listen to what he had to say tonight. >> if we start today and seize this moment and the focus and the energy and the resources that it demands, there is no telling how many lives we could change. and every single one of those lives matter. >> what he's talking about when he says every single life is because the break throughs in dna, this is the very basics of what makes everybody themselves, you you me me, it is also the basics of the diseases that we all get cancer, cystic fibrosis diabetes, they all start in our dna with the same genes for all of us. the plan is to gather vast amounts of dna analyze it and look for the genes that drive these diseases. this is already happening to
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some extent but this is a big boost, going to consolidate a lot of resources as well. the president wands $215 billion and doctors and failures will start looking into it, the process he and mechanisms, disease drivers and try to shut them down or ideally prevent them from ever getting turned on in the first place. one field of medicine where it's already well underway is cancer. there are cancer drugs out there that target a specific type of cancer. $75 billion is going to go to cancer research so we spoke to the head of pediatric and heem and heem toll onhematologyical diseases. >> people who don't already have
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the disease overtly we can actually know that they're going to develop problems from the disease then we can intervene earl. >> and the president says it's going to create jobs. how sit going to do that? >> i'm going to quote him. the time is right to release a wave of genetic research. the first time we mapped the human genome, that returned $140 million to the american economy. now we can map your genome, my genome for $140. now that 250 million can fund hundz ofhundreds of labs across the country. take a look at what dr. mackey showed us. >> this analyzes 2700 genes at once. this is run in several hours and
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so we get that information back much more rapidly than old days. >> now the big question here, these personalized drugs are incredibly expensive john, sometimes 100,000 a year and the key the get those available to everybody to get those prices down. >> paul thank you. secretary of state john kerry heads to europe next week. he's meeting with officials from both ukraine and russia. first stop kiev and a visit with ukraine's president. he will meet with russia's foreign minister in germany. kerry will express his steadfast support of ukraine. those meetings will come amid new tensions between the two countries. donetsk in ukraine at least -- in eastern ukraine at least 20 people were killed. charles stratford has more. >> the wreckage of a car the
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dead has been covered the aftermath of more killing in eastern ukraine. i can barely walk i'm going to faint says this woman. witnesses say the attack happened as people queued to receive food handouts at a cultural sister in the city of donetsk. the second attack hit a trolley bus close by. people started jumping about and hid behind the wall, i drove closer and some people started to run towards me says this man. he tux as yet another explosion rings -- he deduction as yet another explosion rings out. lisa 13 people were killed in what's believed to be a mortar hit another trolley bus also in donetsk. the separatists seem to have grown in confidence since they claim to have taken control of donetsk airport on january the
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20th. the fighters who refer to themselves as soldiers in the army of the donetsk people's republic have promised to widen their offensive. they've said they're not interested in truce-talks. the u.n. says that more than 5,000 people have been killed in this conflict so far. and an attempt to restart truce negotiations in the l belarus capital. >> how difficult it is to try and restart these peace talks. charles stratford, al jazeera donetsk, eastern ukraine. >> coming up next, oil companies and fracking and whether they have a legal responsibility. plus sex trafficking at events like the super bowl, my
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conversation with cindy mccain and her effort to stop it. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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>> tonight the fight over fracking is now in oklahoma's highest court. the judge will decide whether the hundreds of earthquakes in that state are natural or caused by drilling. first, this report from jonathan betz. >> the most earthquake prone sait in the u.s. is not california. it's now oklahoma. and the state supreme court will soon decide if oil companies are to blame. >> this is a big deal. in fact i'm surprised we haven't gotten here sooner. >> reporter: the case centers on the biggest quake yet in that state. including sandra landras her chimney collapsed on her sending her to the emergency room. she is now suing two oklahoma energy companies forcing the oklahoma supreme court to decide what many have long assumed. that fracking, when drillers
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pump millions of gallons of waste water underground is triggering earthquakes. some geologists strongly disagree like the energy companies who say they are not responsible for the quakes. one of their lawyers warned a have in october that these wells will become economic and legal liability pariahs if the court sides with the homeowner. >> she says it's because of fracking. it's the closest we've gotten to someone alleging causation due to the activities the of an oil company in any state. oklahoma is the furthest along in this kind of litigation. >> reporter: earthquakes were once largely unheard of in oklahoma but since 2008 as drilling for shale gas boomed the state has seen aa sudden increase. 600 quakes last year, more than in the previous 30 years combined. the current lawsuit claims it's
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more than a coincidence and could force changes of a booming industry that's deeply changed the american landscape. >> either way no matter what they decide is a major decision. binding in oklahoma and influential in other states. >> reporter: if the court sides with the homeowner it could have a chilling impact on the entire industry and it may encourage homeowners in other states where similar cases are being considered like this john. >> jonathan thank you. pat merritt is in san diego tonight. professor is there a cause and effect here, are earthquakes caused by fracking? >> oh most definitely. we have proven that scientifically. i'm not talking about any individual case in oklahoma but just the general thing. the u.s. geological survey took over an oil field an abandoned one in northwest colorado back in the late '60s and '70s and they would punch water under pressure and take them up other
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wills and found you could cause earthquakes at any time. pumping water underneath the surface of the ground causes contraction in rock. there is even a proposal that came out early on when they recognized that this would happen that hey we can control the earthquakes on the san andreas fault in california. cause the earth to move a little bit, have a little small ones rather than big ones but they thought, you couldn't droll size. the principle of controlling something in a laboratory, a was talking about a range in colorado in the field you can do that. you cannot shove fluids underground, under tremendous
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pressure. you get oan old geologic fault and it moves and there's an earthquake. >> pat you checked out the stats and what did you find? >> we found as they were talking about earlier in the piece from a 30 year period, oklahoma magnitude three plus earthquakes. let's get to the size people feel magnitude 3 and above they average about 1.3 in a year. then from 2009 to 2012 they went up to 39 per year, in 2013 there was 139 of them and then last year we went well over 500. tremendous increase in the number of earthquakes. now that's coincidence. that's not final proof. but when you see where those are going on, i looked up to see just what happened within the last 24 hours there. and in central oklahoma and north central oklahoma, across the line into southern kansas city there was ten -- kansas there were 10 earthquakes of 2.7
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or larger within a 24 hour period. something is going on widespread that is causing faults or the earth to move. this is not something concentrated like one fault like san andreas that is within a region, and those regions are where water is being pumped underground under pressure. particularly waste water in terms ever drilling and bringing up oil in water that's not as much volume change as you have all this leftover water and you have to shove it back down into the earth. and it's those waste water wells that are the biggest offender or problem here. >> you know the petroleum industry disagrees with you and says there's an increase in seismic activity worldwide. what do you say? >> well that simply doesn't hold up to an analysis of earthquakes around the world. that's just a simple data analysis. that simply is wrong. but i will say this though, at the same time i don't want to come across like i'm 100%
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anti-fracking. you have to stop and think what you visibly see at the gas station today. why is the price of a gron gallon of gasoline down low? trade last lessened. that's mostly due to traking fracking, pulling out gas and oil that has been trapped in rocks. it's not simply this is bad or this is good. you could stop fracking and we could get prepared to pay another $2 a gallon of the gasoline tens of thousands of high paying jobs would disappear. the whole system needs to be rethought. how can we do this in a way we don't cause a whole lot of ancillary damage. >> you frack you feel earthquakes, if you stop fracking do the earthquakes stop? >> yes they do now remember,
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when i say this is geology, this is the earth so this isn't like instant time like this. but we go back to the mid '60s where this was first recognized was in the denver, colorado area and the case where somebody was pumping fluids under pressure and keeping quiet about it. we had an interval of time in denver when they pumped we had earthquakes, when they stopped the earthquakes stopped. on and off. the range field oil study i was talking about earlier can we make an earthquake someplace if we want to by pumping water under ground and the answer is yes you can. >> pat abbott thanks for joining us appreciate it. >> glad to. >> coming up next on this broadcast: he was called primeval. why a south african responsible for a dozen of apartheid murders is going free.
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and sex trafficking at the super bowl, how phoenix is trying to rescue the victims. victims.
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>> hi everyone, this is dges al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. apartheid, why a convicted south african leader is given a second chance. the big game. concerns about the super bowl and sex trafficking. cindy mccain talks about her challenge to the nfl. contagion, why measles happens in groups and what has to happen. and taking the pulse of new york. >> we begin with an assassin who led a death squad during apartheid in south africa. now he's about to go free. a move that sparked outrage.
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tanya has the story. >> he was known as primeval. one of apartheid's most brutal weapons. as commander of the police counterinsurgent death squad he was tasked with identifying hunting and killing antiapartheid activist. the justice said du koch was responsible and had served more than ten years. >> political pressure, did not form the basis for decision that we made and that it was solely on the fact of the evidence which was for us and applicable law. >> supports the justice minister's decision but there are differing roles of one of the apartheid regime's most decemberdespised individuals.
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>> no, i think it's not good. not, look at many lives he has taken during the days of apartheid. >> dukoch's victims were are connected. but how few were held accountable for apartheid's atrocities. dukoch accused many officials of having blood on their hands as too. but now he has a second chance. tanya page, al jazeera pretoria. >> china has some of the toughest internet restrictions around the world now the government is getting tighter tightening secrecy to the outside world. roxana saberi has more.
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>> in china millions of people depend on virtual private networks to jump the fire wall of internet sensors youtube facebook and gmail. but in recent weeks the government has cracked down on gpns like aseril. slowing and sometimes impossible. >> it's shocking that the government has gob this far -- gone this far especially in china where you have a large business community that needs access outside of china. they need access back to america. >> reporter: the new crack down is frustrating entrepreneurs, artists and academics, they can't collaborate using google docs or using certain applications online. >> i'm frustrated and i just want it to work. i don't care why it doesn't work i just want it to work. >> students are affected too. they can no longer submit online
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applications to harvard or princeton. vpns are basically unlawful in china. >> i think at that point with the development of the internet as new circumstances arise there must be new ways to manage them. >> reporter: vpn companies say they are working on new ways to circumvent china's efforts to hamper them. >> they can continue to modify their software, modify the way their servers work so it works in another way. if the government comes in on x they need to open up y. it's going to be a cat and mouse game. >> there was another sign of censorship in china. banning university textbooks that condone western values john.
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>> roxana, thank you. mitt romney says no to a third one. romney says he will skip the 2016 race. he says he wants to clear the way for others in the party. romney's decision could help jeb bush and chris christie. from the political to the football field. millions of americans are getting ready for the super bowl on sunday. morgan radford has more. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell addressed a scandalous year in the league. >> it is a year of humility. >> child abuse allegations against another player. a $765 million class action settlement over head injuries and on the eve of the event cheating scandals against one of the teams.
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would goodell consider quitting? >> no, i can't. does that surprise you? listen i -- it has been a tough year. it's been a tough year on me personally. we obviously as an organization have gone through dwfer adversity. but it is an opportunity for us to get pert. >> but it has not been a tough year for league's popularity. >> the it will be the most watched game in history. east coast versus west coast. deflate-gate will draw people to want to watch it more. >> the nfl has exercised some damage control. >> we are establishing a position of chief medical officer. >> reporter: the organization heads up will work to train coaches and kids into playing safely and a 30 second spot on
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domestic violence sponsored by the nfl will air on sunday, causing $8 million. >> we will not compromise and we agree that we need to raise standards in the nfl. >> they are watching the gaming, the violence, the big hits, the color and the pageantry but they are not getting any of the boy scout values. >> the league's future could be at stake. >> these are role models and this is family entertainment. you can't have families sitting in front of the television set watching football players who have been beating up their wives. >> well, john, sunday's game promises one thing and that is an exciting match that football fans won't turn away from. that's despite the league's missteps and the future of football. >> thank you morgan, appreciate it. some are using the super bowl to raise awareness of sex trafficking. according to the fbi hundreds of thousands are at risk every
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year. large events like the super bowl are believed to be a large attraction for traffickers. jennifer glasse joinsjenniferlandist joins us. >> john, good evening. sex trade 13 to 15 years old and the leadup to super bowl sunday arizona has taken a number of steps to let traffickers know they aren't welcome here. this tiny empty room is ready for the next victims of the sex trade. down the hall more identically rooms. >> -- identical rooms. >> these are girls that have been sexually abused and trafficked. >> leah benson runs this
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facility. >> i think it's increases the circuits that are traveling with reference to girls. >> the circuits? what are the circuits? >> the pimps bringing their girls from one venue to another to another to another. >> suggest increase in sex trafficking around the big game in 2013, arizona state university conducted a first of a kind study at super bowl xlviii in new jersey. did conclude that markets attempts to market women at these big events concentration of people in a relatively confined urban area becomes a desirable location for a trafficker. >> it finally wasn't until i was 21 that that something just snapped at me. you know what rosalyn if you don't get out now you're going to die. and i left.
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>> she says she was only three years old when a member of her family sold her into the sex trade. then her boyfriend turned into her pimp. >> he definitely beat me into submission. >> roz marin now helps at street life helping the 42 young women who live there. there's a bibled one billboard put up to make people aware of a the sex trade. >> children who are sold forsex are often made as commodities. they are on, bought sold, packaged. >> the state's new top prosecutor, mark brunevich says he is tasked with enforcing the law long after the stadium
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lights are dimmed. >> will the same spotlight be on this issue? >> i know this is an issue i have been talking about even during the campaign. so our focus will be on this topic. we do want to make sure that we focus from a law enforcement perspective in going after these criminals and treating these girls as victims. >> sex trafficking isn't just a super bowl issue and definitely not an event issue, it is an everyday issue. super bowl is february 1st and come february 2nd it is still going to be happening. >> which is why rosalyn won't give up the fight to end the sex trade. sharing the story she at one point felt she would not be able to tell. human sex trafficking is an on going issue acknowledge in addition john a number of hospitality workers have been trained so they know what to look for and what to do. the antitrafficking billboard
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campaign is set to run through february. >> thank you jennifer. cindy mccain, the wife of arizona senator john mccain. >> it's a very serious problem. and for the people that are working in it, we know firsthand just how many kids are out there and what's happening to them. it's in the neighborhood of 300,000 children domestically that are being trafficked every day. >> you talked to us last year about the super bowl and your concern about the connection between not just the super bowl, but big events around this country. >> right. >> and sex trafficking. in particular, what's the relationship there? >> well, you know, any time you have a big event there's a lot of good that comes from it. but there's also the dark side of it. and it certainly is no different. arizona is a huge state with a
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great convention spirit to it. we host a lot of people every year. so this problem is a 365 day a year problem for us. >> you know the critics who come out recently, and attack your organization, and some of the things that you believe suggesting that there's no real evidence that there is an increase in sex trafficking at events like this. what do you say? >> well, i would say that those people are very naive and they are not -- they have not even studied the issue nor do they understand the issue. it is very prevalent and certainly not just at these games. you can see it in an airport. you can see it in a mall. you can see it in your own neighborhood. so i would suggest that those people go online and take a look at some of the homeland security sites and others that are out there that deal in human trafficking and talk about what is really going on. >> in your own op ed you talk
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about how minors involved in trafficking in many states are being criminalized. can you talk about what you think needs to happen? >> here is what's going on in arizona and this is what we are trying odo. a lot of times these states are unable to accommodate a young girl that's been rescued in such a situation. the only way to keep her safe is to arrest her. with that said, what we're doing out here in arizona is number one we still have to arrest in some cases to keep them safe and keep the pimps away from them. but after this is done and we can get them into care and treatment we expunge their records. so this is a very important part of why also changing the language changing the attitude. these children are not pursuits. prostitutes, they are victims. >> trafficking the victims how important are these safe houses
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to them? >> they are very important. it is one thing to be arrested, which is not what we want to do, but if we can get them into a safe house where a pimp cannot get to them and where we can begin to are work with them, and these people have been traumatized in a way, this is child abuse. so they have been traumatized and faced with child abuse every day of their lives since they were trafficked. >> i was going to say, do you think state laws are sufficient to deal with this problem or does there need to be federal legislation? >> we are hoping that we can nationally get some things put in place that deal with the customers. because as long as there is a demand we're going to have trafficking. >> and doesn't the u.s. have to work with international authorities as well to make this happen? >> yes yes yes. all too often internationally of course these cartels which is what they are, this is organized crime. these cartels you know have a
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web that reaches into the deepest darkest crevices of this planet. so from an international level of course our federal agencies have to work with -- work internationally with other countries and with other governments. >> i know you have been working on this for a long time and clearly your work continues. cindy mccain, thank you very much. >> thanks for covering this issue, thank you. >> coming up measles and vaccinations why some california doctors are taking a stand. plus these amazing pictures of new york and the photographer who gives us a different perspective. ctive. >> an america tonight investigation >> somebody could come in and take our home away from us >> it was a law that helped condo developments stay afloat >> we would have to sell and have to leave our unit >> now, this law is being used to take peoples homes >> there's nobody helping us... >> honest people, losing hope... >> i didn't fight vietnam so that someone could take my property away from me >> hard sell
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>> measles, the disease was eliminated in the u.s. by 2000. now, on the rise again. 84 confirmed cases across 14 states. that's just since january 1st.
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the outbreak is shining a harsh light on the antivaccine movement. our science and technology correspondent jake ward is in san francisco with more, jake. >> john, really there has been a national trend around sort of the antivaccine movement but now the bay area specifically is becoming sort of ground zero for both a culture war and for the terrible public health effects of people not vaccinating their children. on just one day this year, january 5th, alameda county, california saw as many cases of measles as it sees in a whole year. the source became obvious. >> the only link we came up with the person could have been exposed to international travelers is disneyland. there were other cases that tested positive that date that had been to disneyland that same date. >> the bay area is especially vulnerable because for some reason people are not
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vaccinating their children here. all 50 states require measles vaccinations for students but 19 states give parents the choice because of religious reasons. parents in wealthy enclaves like marin county are for some reason exempting their children at an alarming rate. john hicks a local doctor blames a course of vaccination for disappointing for his own family. >> i had a son who hit 105 for five days and that was what was going on. >> nor any ingredient in vaccines are dangerous or somehow lead to autism but the
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belief seems to persist and dr. hicks is sought out by patients who share that belief. >> when i see my job, it is to figure out what the parents really want and what they believe and then support them in that. because if a parent believes these vaccines are going to create a problem they may create a problem. >> on the other side of the golden gate bridge dr. nelson bronco has decided to begin to turn away toddlers who aren't vaccinated. >> we felt our duty was not only to the patient in our office but it was really to the entire community and to the many patients in our practice who could not be immunized against measles, the older children who have arthritis or hiv orcancer. >> meanwhile dr. pon says the bay area is beginning to see the effect of this crisis.
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secondary infection passed on by measles. hammering home that last point secondary infections, we're talking about it moving through population of the bay area and that of course is being made worse by the fact that so many children here are not being vaccinated properly. >> do doctors have a ethical responsibility treat every patient? >> well, there is that question right? should a doctor be allowed to turn away a toddler that has not been properly properly vaccinated by his parents? well the answer seems to be yes at least in the case of several privately practicing pediatricians. it really raises john the whole question of our responsibility to the population as a whole versus our sort of responsibility to our own families. certainly the question comes up if you are not properly vaccinating your children, fully vaccinating them should you be allowed to send them to public schools with other kids? should your personal beliefs be
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willing to sort of allow to trump what we need in terms of the safety, the herd immunity that we need with vaccines. certainly with 500 or more people connected to the four people that we have confirmed just here in the bay area that seems to be really sort of settling the issue for many doctors. >> all right jake thank you very much. now to the weather. a storm over arizona right now is heading east and it's packing lots of snow. rebecca stevenson joins us with that rebecca. >> sitting over the northwest over arizona as you said over phoenix where we're going to have the super bowl has experienced well over a half an inch of rainfall today continues to dump rain as it moves eastward, snow is the story because it's got so much moisture content coming from the southwest. you can see where the snow is just dumping in the mountains. the white mountains of arizona. living up to the name, white.
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they're getting 18 inches before above 5,000 feet. six inches of rainfall across ohio valley and central pennsylvania eventually tracking right back over the northeast. and now because this storm system as this occurs mainly monday morning bringing the initial heavy snow from anywhere washington, d.c. up to boston, well we're being very hesitant to forecast exact amounts but there is potential of four to eight inches of snow and ice would be located a little further south towards d.c. monday morning commute we'll all be watching very closely in d.c. just hit by the blizzard john. there rebecca thank you. coming up 11:00 eastern time on super bowl weekend we explore the dangers of kids and tackle football. plus mitt romney backing out from the 2016 campaign, all
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those stories. vincent la peray is a pulitzer prize winning photographer. photos of new york city at night. he did it while hang out of a helicopter. he tells us about it tonight. >> i'm vin cent laxityfera yrchg. la feray. wouldn't it be a really good thing if we went really high over new york city and shot all the street patterns. sort of looked like brain synapses to me or computer chip. it had not been done definitely not at night. when we went up there i saw this incredible sight of new york in a way i'd never seen it before. we hook ourselves up in the helicopter with full body
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harnesses. i take a step out on to the skids and i make the photographs. this is one of the first times where i was a little bit scared. because it was so high and so unusual. when you are that high you can literally see the curvature of the earth. i have only been that high once before i was on the empire state building on the actual needle for the new york times. when i have a camera i have something to do and all that fear goes away. i've never seen this go so viral. i've been involved in certain quote unquote viral projects in my career. i think you see the entire city, all connected with one another realize we're all connected with the same thing. part of the reason i call this series air we all share the same air. doesn't matter if you are rich and poor, where you live, we all share in that air and are responsible for it. you see that we're not that far
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apart but when you are in the air ironically it is a little more intimate. this is an incredible experience i'll never forget. >> vincent la foray will continue his project and plans to photograph many cities around the world. without it >> now, this trailblazer is opening the door for others >> i wanna give back to ballet what it's done for me... >> every sunday, join us for exclusive... revealing... and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time... talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america
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