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♪ [captioning made possible by democracy now!] from pacifica this is democracy now! >> without security, there can be no prosperity. 51is at its lowest rate in years. as donald trump lays out his economic vision during his speech in detroit, protesters disrupt him over a dozen times. we will speak with one of them, a detroit auto worker, as well as "rolling stones" writer. a killing of an unarmed african-american teenager named paul o'neill has sparked days of protests. >> officers do not exact their
own. they cannot play judge, jury, and executioner. that is what happened today, and attitude after the shooting while paul laid on the ground dying handcuffed, frustrating. amy: first, we go to pakistan, aere lawyers have begun three-day nationwide strike to mourn the deaths of dozens of over 70 people. all that and more, coming up. welcome to democracy now, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in pakistan, lawyers have launched a three-day nationwide strike to mourn the deaths of dozens of their colleagues in a suicide bomb attack on a outside a hospital in quetta monday. at least 74 people were killed and 120 more were wounded. the suicide bomber struck the hospital as lawyers and journalists had gathered to mourn the assassination of
prominent attorney bilal kasi, whose body was being brought in to the site when the attack occurred. one of the workers at the hospital described the scene. >> as soon as i came out of the ward, i felt as if the end of the world had come. it was a horrifying scene. i sat down in shock. then we got encourage and picked up dead bodies. the mortuary got overfilled, and we had to put the rest of the bodies outside. amy: a faction of the pakistan taliban claimed responsibility for monday's attack and for the murder of bilal kasi. we'll have more on pakistan after headlines. in news from the campaign trail, protesters interrupted donald trump more than a dozen times during a speech at the detroit economic club in which trump laid out his economic policies. his proposals included corporate tax cuts. he also rejects the transpacific partnership and calls for renegotiating nafta. mr. trump: it should be geared
to wealth inside the united states. under my plan, no american company will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes. d we are reducingere we taxes. amy: donald trump announced his economic team on friday. it includes 13 men, no women, several billionaires, an oklahoma oil baron, and one part-time professional poker player. one of the members is john paulson, who made billions by betting against the housing market in the lead-up to the 2008 crash. we'll have more on trump's economic speech later in the broadcast with detroit auto worker jacqui maxwell, who interrupted the speech, and award-winning journalist matt taibbi. there are primaries across the country today, including in wisconsin, where house speaker
paul ryan is running for reelection. on friday, trump also endorsed ryan even though he spoke at the republican national convention. instead, donald trump praised paul ryan's opponent saying he was "running a very good campaign." in a speech friday, he also endorsed john mccain and kelly ayotte, who he attacked earlier saying "we don't need weak people. we have enough of them. " 50 republican national security officials, including former top aides or cabinet members to president george w. bush have signed a letter declaring that donald trump unfit to be president. the letter calls trump reckless and states "unlike previous presidents who had limited experience inforeign affairs, mr. trump has shown no interest in educatinghimself. he continues to display an alarming ignorance of basic
facts of contemporary international politics." another third-party candidate has jumped into the 2016 race: , former cia officer and republican party official evan mcmullin, who announced monday he'll run for president as an independent. he said he strongly opposed hillary clinton and donald trump, but that donald trump is "a real threat to our republic." the parents of two americans killed in the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court monday against hillary clinton. patricia smith and charles woods, the parents of sean smith and tyrone woods, claim are claiming clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state contributed to the attacks. the lawsuit accuses clinton of recklessness in handling classified and confidential information, which they attributed to the conditions of their sons's deaths. they also accused clinton of
defaming them in public statements. tim canova, who is running against former democratic national committee chair debbie wasserman schultz's for her congressional seat in florida, has filed a complaint against wasserman schultz with the federal elections commission. she stepped down last month as dnc chair after the wikileaks' release of nearly 20,000 emails revealing how the democratic party favored hillary clinton and worked behind the scenes to discredit and defeat bernie sanders in the presidential primaries. canova's campaign said the complaint alleges that wasserman schultz "used her position with the dnc and the resources of the dnc to improperly benefit her congressional campaign." police in virginia arrested naacp national president cornell william brooks on monday after a to end a 6-hour sit-in calling for the restoration of the original voting rights act of 1965. the sit-in took place inside virginia congressman bob goodlatte's office. brooks and stephen green, the national director of the groups
was arrested for trespassing when the congressional office closed at 5:00 p.m. the naacp says goodlatte, who chairs the virginia house judiciary committee, has failed to hold a hearing on what they describe as "egregious voter discrimination" in the state. in chicago, may have rahm emanuel is speaking out after the shooting showing the shooting of an unarmed african-american teenager. the newly released video of body fro footage shows before and after the shooting of paul o'neal, an unarmed african american teenager, on july 28. in the video, police are seen shooting repeatedly at the car o'neal was driving, which police say was stolen. police then chase o'neal into a nearby backyard where the video shows officers handcuffing o'neal behind his back and searching his bag as he lays dying from a gunshot wound. chicago police chief eddie johnson said sunday that the video appeared to show
violations of the department's rules for using lethal force. mayor rahm emanuel spoke monday. mayor emanuel: there is a lot of questions. there are more questions at this time than there are answers, and i don't want to jump to conclusions. amy: this comes as today marks the second anniversary of the death of michael brown. rob was 18 when he was killed by white police officer darren wilson in the suburb of ferguson, missouri. we will have more on the anniversary of michael brown's death and the killing of paul o'neill later in the broadcast. meanwhile, chicago teachers union president karen lewis threatened a strike monday after chicago proposed a contract similar to one the union rejected earlier this year. the city is trying to slash teacher pay by 7%. chicago teachers went on strike
for over a year. british financial giant barclays bank will pay $100 million in a settlement with 44 u.s. states for rigging libor, the interest rate which underpins trillions in global transactions. british and u.s. authorities have taken action against a number of banks over alleged rate manipulation since 2012. this was the first settlement between a bank and u.s. states. in afghanistan, the american university of afghanistan has suspended campus operations after two teachers were kidnapped at gunpoint on sunday. the lecturers were american and australian. they were kidnapped from their vehicle in downtown kabul. there were protests on monday at the office of new york's state parole board in albany after a prisoner was found dead at fishkill correctional facility thursday. 70-year-old john mackenzie reportedly hung himself days after being denied parole. mackenzie had been in prison since 1975 after being sentenced to 25 years to life for killing a police officer during a robbery. mackenzie first became eligible for parole in 2000 and earlier this year, the state supreme
court held the parole board in contempt of court for failing to acknowledge his remorse and rehabilitation. this is mackenzie's lawyer kathy manley reading a letter from his daughter danielle at monday's protest. >> many people have been positively influenced by my father and the good work he did while incarcerated, something ignored by the parole board. ds, he foundodf his own path to rehabilitation in the face of an erisa to. -- face of adversity. they chose to ignore his rehabilitation. instead, they focused on negativity, punishment, and hate. therefore, the parole board should be charged with my father's death. amy: more than 9,500 people over the age of 50 are held in new york's prisons. two-thirds are eligible for parole. today, japan marks the 71st anniversary of the u.s. atomic
bombing of nagasaki. japanese prime minister shinzo abe reiterated japan's commitment to nuclear non-proliferation at a ceremony marking the attack, the second of two atomic bombs dropped on japan at the end of wwii. >> as the only country to be bombed by atomic bombs during wartime, i was strongly advocate the importance of maintaining and strengthening the stance of corporation with nuclear weapons while maintaining nonnuclear principles. amy: about 50,000 people held a moment of silence in the city of hiroshima on saturday, marking the dropping of the atomic bomb there. and those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. lawyers in pakistan have begun a nationwide strike after dozens of attorneys were slain in a suicide bombing outside a hospital in the city of quetta in balochistan, the country's poorest province. authorities said at least 70 people died in the attack , including as many as 60
attorneys. 120 were injured. a hospital staff member described the moment of the suicide bombing. >> i was coming from my shift at the office. as soon as i reached the gate, there was a blast, and people came running out. as i entered, i saw dead bodies scattered all over the place. it was blood all over and injured people covered in blood. amy: the suicide bombing targeted lawyers who had assembled outside the hospital to mourn the assassination of the president of the baluchistan bar association. bilal kasi was killed earlier on monday as he headed to court. kasi had strongly condemned recent attacks in the province and had announced a two-day boycott of court sessions in protest at the killing of a colleague last week. earlier today, lawyers and members of the legal profession gathered outside the closed high court building in karachi to offer funeral prayers for colleagues who had perished in the massacre.
>> we come all of us lawyers, have sprint's symbolic sign of blood on it were close to show not only are all of us shedding tears and blood, but also to show our sentiments are bigger, our strength, our spirit will increase after this incident. those who believe that these lawyers of this nation will become scared or nervous, they will succeed in their net various designs, we want to give them this message, and we will follow them to their last breath, their last resort, their . god willing, we will stand shoulder to shoulder the nation and flesh the terrorists out of our sanctuary. amy: a faction of the pakistan taliban claimed responsibility for monday's attack and for the murder of bilal kasi. isis also claimed responsibility. to find out more about the implications of the attack, we go to pakistan, where we are joined by one of pakistan's leading human rights lawyers. she is a former president of the
supreme court bar association of pakistan. our condolences on what has taken place. can you talk about what you understand happened? ima: from what i have heard, have still not been there. i am going there tomorrow. wasone of our colleagues targeted and shot. it was very well-planned because whenever something happens to a lawyer, we all go together and commiserate. we stand together. there is a lot of bonding. it is predictable that people would follow him to the hospital once he was shot. there was a suicide bomber waiting for this opportunity. the hospital was very close. a large number of lawyers were on their way to the hospital when the suicide bombing took place. some of our colleagues who had
just left the hospital or were in the hospital described the scene to us. of course, it is very clear from what has happened and from the that now, thet terrorists want to do away with pakistan's connections, including lawyers, and particularly lawyers because we condemn all forms of terrorism, all forms of violence and equally condemn any kind of misuse of the law by the security operators. is then you explain, pakistani taliban that had claimed responsibility and now isis has claimed responsibilit.? asma: as far as we can see because there is little
transparency since the war on terror started, but it is the same group of people who change their names. unfortunately, not enough has been done to counter it. not enough has been done to weed them out. who we are talking to asma, is a formal president of the supreme court bar association of pakistan. we are talking to her. i want to turn to comments made by the former pakistani ambassador to the united states. he was speaking on monday on cnn. >> pakistanis continue to pay the ultimate price because of a wrong policy that has been in place for almost a quarter-century. pakistan's military and intelligence services paint that they can make distinctions between groups targeting pakistan and afghanistan and
india. unfortunately, the jihadi's do not take that way and basically move seamlessly between groups. amy: speaking monday, the u.s. department spokesperson said the attacks targeted the key institutions of the democratic society. >> we offer our assistance to the prime minister and his government investigation to bring these murderers to justice. they targeted a hospital, the judiciary, and the media, the most important pillars of democracy. these brutal and census attacks deepen our shared resolve to defeat terrorism around the world. amy: we are talking about the hospital bombing that killed more than 70 people. we are going to go to break and come back to our guest. this is democracy now!,
democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i am amy goodman. republican presidential nominee donald trump traveled to detroit on monday to lay out his economic vision. he vowed to slash corporate taxes and end the estate tax while also renegotiating trade deals including nafta, the north american free trade agreement. his speech was interrupted more than a dozen times by protesters. without security, there can be no prosperity. it is at its lowest rate in 51 years.
speech atg trump's the economic club, he vowed to push an america first economic plan. mr. trump: americanism, not globalism, will be our new credo. our country will reach amazing new heights, maybe heights never attained before. all we have to do is stop relying on the tired voices of the past. rigged system by relying on the people, and remember this, we are relying on people that have rigged the system in the past. we cannot fix it if we will rely on those people again. amy: to talk more about donald trump's economic plan we are joined by two guests. jacqui maxwell is a crane
operator and a member of the united auto workers. she interrupted donald trump's speech at the detroit economic club on monday. matt taibbi is an award-winning journalist with rolling stone magazine. he's been closely following the trump campaign. one of his recent pieces is headlined "a republican worker'' party." taibbi is the author of several bestselling books, most recently "the divide: american injustice in the age of the wealth gap." let's go to jacqui maxwell first in detroit. how did you get in, and what we you shouting? jacqui: good morning. i received a ticket from a friend of a friend. my question that i asked of trump in this speech when i interrupted his speech was, how did he feel it was winning for michigan automotive workers to cut our pay and threatened to
move our jobs elsewhere in the country, where people would work for less pay, and we would be begging for our jobs back? amy: how does his proposals suggest that that would happen, jacqui? jacqui: almost a year ago to the date actually, to this week, he made those statements that u.s. auto workers, we make too much money. we are overpaid. maybe we should move the automotive jobs in michigan, where people would be more appreciative of lower wages. they worked for less. the michigan automotive workers would be begging to have their jobs back. amy: actually, it was an interview in the detroit news a year ago, so to quote him exactly, donald trump advocating for automotive workers and by moving the state, he said "you can go to different parts of the united states, and ultimately, you do. . you will come back to you because they will want their
jobs back, even if it is less. all of a sudden, you will make good deals in your own area." jacqui maxwell. jacqui: yes, that is exactly what i am referring to. amy: how you get into the club, and what was donald trump's response? jacqui: we received tickets via e-mail from a friend of a friend. i did not know the person who sent the tickets. amy: how many of you? jacqui: there were 17 of his inside. amy: was anyone arrested? jacqui: no, we were not arrested. secret service escorted us out. they were firm by the abusive in any way. once we were outside the ballroom, the police department's and over and there was a gentleman that took our names off of our identification, and that is it. can you describe your job
as a great operator and talk about the jobs in detroit, how many have been lost? jacqui: there are many jobs that are lost when the automotive industry went through his transition -- its transition. the numbers of the uaw membership did fall. were was closing -- there closings. the automotive industry downsizing somewhat. i am a great operator. i operate a crane 90 feet in the air. pounds40,000 to 50,000 coiled for steel not only used in the automotive industry, but other manufacturing sectors. amy: overall, what is your message to donald trump? jacqui: on it like mr. trump to d like mr. i woul
trump to address this statement he made, and how does he think that is a win for us again there's as a whole? the automotive industry is the backbone of the midwest. it is our economy here. without the automotive industry, michigan would be an economic beaster, whether it independent parts suppliers, are minutejust a amount of our economic base in michigan. amy: do you think hillary clinton has a better message? what about also third parties, and you are you supporting? -- who are you supporting? jacqui: i am going to vote with my conscience. i never tell anybody who to vote for. you look at how they can benefit your household, your family's needs, and you vote with your conscience. you make an educated vote as
long as you vote. that is the key. hillary'ske to hear stance on bringing jobs to , jobs especially in areas like the metropolitan detroit area, which she plans to do. i would like to hear her trade.n on war an foreign then i can make my decision. amy: let us bring in matt taibbi . you are an award-winning reporter for "rolling stone." why do you think donald trump chose detroit and the detroit economic club to deliver his economic message? matt: the central message he is trying to communicate, and he is trying to make the defining point, detroit is the capital of disenfranchised america. it is a symbol of what we used to be.
it was an industrial powerhouse back in the day that is now in virtual devastation because the manufacturing sector has been exported to other countries. i think that was the key to his speech yesterday. he was trying to say, we were a great nation once, and look at what has happened in the decades since we entered into all of these agreements. i am a, and going to bring all the jobs back, and here is how i'm going to do it. amy: were you surprised by anything in the speech or the overall tone? matt: at the beginning of the speech, i was surprised that he led with what sounded like warmed over previous messages from republicans on taxes. he had this proposal to surviving tax code and only have three tax rates. he wants to reduce the corporate ta rate to 15%. these kinds of proposals are not what won him the primary.
apart from the racial aspect of his campaign, it was the message on trade that i think really separated him from the other candidates, and he ended up emphasizing that much later in the speech. i was a little surprised he led with the tax aspects of it, but as it went on, the speech made more sense. it did highlight a weakness in the democratic position that can be exploited. amy: let's talk about his tax proposal. three brackets, 12%, 25%, 33%. 0% for the poorest and cutting the cap on business to 15%. matt: because he will reveal the carried interest tax break, which makes him the 5000th politician to propose that, but it never happens. amy: what about these? matt: these are standard issue republican tax proposals describing the democrats as
politicians who raise taxes and choke small businesses. this goes back to steve forbes and the flat tax proposals. it is the same thing we have seen over and over again from republicans in years past, which i thought was unusual because trump's all messages i am different from these other people that have come before you. i am a completely different animal and not the same kind of politician. these are similar proposals to those we have seen from tea party republicans in the past. amy: i want to talk about his economic team he announced on friday, including 13 men, no women, and oklahoma oil baron, and one part-time professional poker player. also one of the members, john paulson, who made billions betting against the housing market in the lead up to the : john paulson to me was a very surprising choice because it completely undercuts his ability i think to make the accusation that hillary clinton is a show for wall street. if one of your main economic
advisers is john paulson, who is at the head of the table at the list of 2008 financial crisis villains, he was a central figure in the so-called abacus affair. he was a hedge fund guy who born to lose portfolio of mortgage instruments. goldman sachs put it together. a couple of european banks and the getting a couple billion dollars thanks to this deal. goldman gotten a lot of trouble. john paulson did not. nonetheless, he remains a symbol of the kind of cynical maneuvering that went on during the 2008 period. him anmp to make advisor, it makes it difficult for him to criticize over clinton. amy: and a poker player? matt: i don't know much about the poker player, but it fits
into the personality of donald trump's campaign. is like assuming a cast of a reality tv show. amy: it is interesting. the republican convention took place in cleveland at the quicken loans arena, what they call the q. the democratic convention took place in philadelphia at the wells fargo center. ,alk about the significance maybe the symbol of these two centers and these two companies and what they have done in this country. matt: is hilarious. american democracy brought to you by the mortgage lending supermarket banking in the case of wells fargo. forget that these presidential campaigns are essentially funded by a lot of the companies that are at the heart of a lot of the controversies we are supposedly talking about. we are talking about too big to failed banks and what to do about them, wells fargo is at or near the top of the list of the
companies, and it is the wells fargo center that the democratic convention center is held in. it is interesting. we are so used to hearing the corporate sponsorship of democracy that we don't even the attention anymore to the details. amy: matt taibbi, the piece you wrote "a republican workers' , party?" what did you mean? matt: there is a lot of talk among conservative intellectuals that because of the reality of what happened in the trump campaign, the republican party has recognized that is consistency -- its constituency is made up of working-class white people, and the need to readjust their policies accordingly to become a party that more nationally appears to that constituency. they are talking about more aggressively embracing issues
that are important to working-class people. they had never going to be a union family party, but the fact that they even have this idea in their head, the fact that those voters have already defected to the republican party, the traditional explanation for that is they are hoodwinked into voting against their own interest because of cynical appeals on race and cultural issues. i think that is the entire story. a lot of it has to do with things like free trade deals, with have turned off some of his voters to the democratic party. they are there for the taking. what i really tried to say is the fact that they are even having discussions speaks to a huge failure on the part of the democratic party that they even lost these voters to begin with. amy: something interesting happened over the weekend with tim kaine, the vice presidential nominee of the democrats. he said he will oppose the tpp. ashas come out for it
recently as a couple days before he was nominated by hillary clinton, angering many deeply. now saynton and trump they are opposed to it amidst a wave of public protests to say and benefits corporations at the expense of environmental and health regulations, but this is senator kaine speaking on monday. >> companies have the rights to enforce provisions, but the labor and environmental provisions could not be effectively enforced. that was never fixed. i asked again and again to understand this part of the tpp, and i cannot get an answer. we cannot have a deal that cannot be enforced. amy: it is interesting he is talking about these corporate counsels. he aganef ra rs to vote giv president obama the power to fast-track the tpp. matt: right, but this goes back to have to. they all had provisions in them
that they were going to provide for worker protections and things like countries manipulating currencies or using their own protectionist measures to keep our products out, human trafficking. malaysia is in this deal. those thingare never paid attention to in these deals. the only thing these deals do is allow western companies to move to these labor's house where to exploit extremely low paid politically unfree workers. that is the real part of these deals, the part that supposedly provides worker protection never materializes. amy: can you talk about the barclay $100 million settlement? matt: it should have been one of the biggest financial scandals of all time that caught a number of the world's biggest face
manipulating interest rates, which had impacted according to some studies more than $300 trillion worth of financial products. this is sort of a cartel-style corruption scheme. a number of execs got caught. there was a $453 million settlement. for them to come away with a $100 million fine in the united states is a drop in the bucket for them and a signal to other banks that is the price of doing business. they are not going to really worry about doing this again. it will not be a deterrent. amy: what does this say about the obama administration? : is another in a long line of financial scandals they have not aggressively prosecuted. nobody has had to go to jail for this. nobody will have to pay money out of their own pocket. it is not a significant amount of money that will even dent this year's bottom line for that bank. amy: why this matters in
everyday people's lives? why manipulation makes a difference? matt: world interest rates affect basically everything. if you have a credit card, mortgage, if your town has investments, all of these things are impacted by where libor is on a given day so municipalities may cost in ormiston's of money because of where the investments are vis-a-vis libor. that is why the settlement was brought our interest is negatively impacted by the changes in the world interest rates. the damage done to these minas of values, these individuals is incalculable. for them to walk away with just a $100 million fine says, hey, we cannot even accurate damage speculation, and it is a slap of the wrist for these companies. it is like the hsbc deal when they walked away with a relatively small fine for
laundering hundreds of million dollars of dollars for g cartels. i think it is shameful. amy: this is what infuriates so many and why so many have come out against the establishment, what is donald trump or bernie sanders. matt: right. amy: how do you see this playing out as you have watched trump's surge and now being roundly condemned? the latest, 50 national security experts, officials coming out against him. they are republican. and then what hillary clinton represents. matt: i remember talking just after the crash, i guess it was almost eight years ago now, a lot of people on wall street and therehington felt that if
were not adequate measures to clean up the financial services sector after what happened, there was going to be some kind of a social movement, whether it was on the left or right. people were going to be so upset that somewhere, this was going to impact, create some unrest somewhere. i think that movement really coalesced on the right and the republican side, and they overthrew the republican party essentially with this ridiculous candidate, donald trump. i think you cannot leave these problems unaddressed. you cannot continually kick the can down the road and not punish the offender he related, people will be upset even if they don't understand these issues. they do understand people are getting away with it, and it makes people angry, and anger eventually services somewhere -- surfaces somewhere. amy: we will go to break and move on with our show. matt taibbi, we will link to your piece at "rolling stone."
it was july 28. in the video, police are seen shooting repeatedly at the car o'neal was driving, which police say was stolen. the video then shows a police officer running over to o'neal, who is lying face down in a growing pool of blood surrounded by other officers. the officers then handcuff o'neal with his arms behind his back and search his backpack, as as he continues bleeding. afterward, one of the officers can be heard complaining that he'll be on desk duty for the 30 next days. listen carefully. >> i am going to be on a desk for 30 days now. desk duty for 30 days now. amy: paul o'neal died shortly afterwards at northwestern memorial hospital. the cook county medical examiner's office says he was shot in the back. police say they are investigating why the body camera worn by the police officer who shot o'neal did not capture the actual moments of the fatal shooting. three officers have been suspended in relation to the
shooting. this is chicago mayor rahm emanuel speaking monday. this is a loss of life, and i think it is a horrible thing and a tragedy. i think what i am trying to do is the superintendent took his immediate steps. i am reserving any judgment while in the middle of this case. there are a lot of questions i want to echo. there are more questions at this time than there are answers, and i want to jump to conclusions until i know basic elemental facts. amy: this comes as today marks the second anniversary of the death of michael brown, who is 18 when he was killed by police officer darren wilson in the suburbs of ferguson, missouri. for more, we are joined by two guests. charlene carruthers is the national director of the black youth project 100 and michael oppenheimer is the attorney for the family of paul o'neal.
we welcome you both to democracy now! what do you understand took place on july 28? the mayor said, there are a lot of unanswered questions. paul is an easy one kid who graduated from high school this past year. he was 17. he was in a stolen car. police as you can see from the video that i have seen go on a chase for the stolen car. it looked to me like a police officer got out of a car. as the car got by, he shot them properly at the car.another police officer going the wrong way on a one-way street rammed the car. paul got out of the car. as he was running away at some point although we'll see it on the body cam is, he was shot in the back. amy: they also shot of the car. michael: the shop at the car as the car was going by the police officer, yes. amy: what has happened at this point? police officers have been, what, suspended? michael: it is my understanding
police officers have been suspended by the superintendent, and that is it. we have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. it was filed last week in federal court, but all the has happened so far is they have a suspended. you hear one of the officers say they will be on desk duty for 30 days. that was his response to a young man lying bleeding to death on the ground. amy: showing paul laying on the as thein his own blood pool was getting larger and larger about blood, and they were busy handcuffing him. busyel: they are handcuffing him, and while he is being handcuffed and lying there bleeding, officers are taking themselves for injuries. one officer says i think my leg hurts or something to that effect. amy: what about the video? why did the officer who shot him have his camera on? michael: that is the big question.
for years, we had other videos including the laquan mcdonald video. the city previously had fought the release of videos but now in transparency, they released a video a few short weeks after the shooting. it is new technology. in the age of go pro and instagram, how does the officer who shot him, how does his camera not work? i smell a cover-up. they say it was not turned on or malfunctioning. amy: the family of paul o'neill called for answers as protesters confronted chicago's police superintendent during a press conference. this was the only family spokesperson. >> if you look at the video, one of the body camera is supposedly was not working, but that officer supposedly turned it on as he was leaving the incident. i don't believe that story. i think we need to investigate more into what happened.
i am putting pressure on my superintendent johnson to see if the camera was really recording, if the camera was turned off because it seems to me that all of the cameras were working. that one should have been working, and it should not have just magically came on after the incident happened. amy: that is jamaal green. i could not agree more with him. how does the camera go off and then on? the investigation needs to show there is maybe unknown footage. amy: charlene carruthers, you are national director of black youth project 100. what are you calling for? charlene: what we witnessed here once again is not simply a a technical failure of a piece of equipment, but a failure of the chicago police department to keep black people safe. wee in the city of chicago,
invest about 40% of our public andice budget to policing, the amount of money that has been invested in body cam is has camerasronomical -- has been astronomical. body cam is do not help asleep at night. it tells us while a police officer to have a camera on their body, they can still take our lives. we are calling for what we have been calling for, investment in policing in our communities so we can create actual safe communities and are communities that rely on police or prisons to keep us safe. amy: i want to turn to yet another police killing. on monday, 100 people marched on downtown manhattan protesting the recent shooting of corey james. police shot and killed her after she pointed a rifle at them. her five-year-old son was in the apartment with her and was injured in the gunfire. police work at the apartment to execute an arrest warrant
related to a traffic violation. from isaac.t >> as women, we must support each other. unapologeticrless person. >> what we did today is called peoples monday. for over a year and a half, the nyc city council has highlighted a victim of police murder. wasrtunately, today's focus on a woman murdered by a swat team over traffic tickets. >> we must love and protect each other. >> we must love and protect each other. today, we were uplifting ga ines, who was murdered by the baltimore police department.
we went to formerly known as city hall part. -- poaark. essentially shut down the streets of manhattan. >> black people are dying. >> black people are dying. >> at the hands of the police. >> at the hands of the police. >> corey gaines is the highlight of what the police institution does, murdering especially black people, black women with children in their laps. it is complete genocide, and it has to end. >> i want these protesters to commemorate in history that black, brown, and indigenous people did not lay down and allow oppressions to take over the lives. i want these protests to show the world and africans in america, africans in africa, africans in the caribbean, africans in your that it is time
europe that it is time to mobilize for black liberation -- mobilize and organize for black liberation. change is not going to happen because of dominant power structure. that is the work we have to continue to do. whether that means we leave people behind in order to push forward, that is what we are going to do. no justice, no peace because that is exactly what it means. if we don't get any justice, there will not be any peace. >> who is free? >> i am free. amy: that was shannon jones. baltimore county police killed 23-year-old african-american woman on august 1 after an armed standoff. she was live streaming the standoff via facebook before her
account was shut down. police say she pointed a shotgun at police. her five-year-old son was in the apartment with her and was injured by gunfire. police were at the apartment executing an arrest warrant to traffic violations. police did not say who fired the shot the injured her son. police initially said they entered her apartment with a key obtained from her landlord, but court documents say police kicked down the door. that is the latest that we have on her situation. , you wrote authers piece about her. what did you say? >> when i first -- charlene: when i first learned about her execution, it was personal as a black woman, as a black woman who wants to one day become a mother myself. i thought about how she had to make a choice in that particular
moment, a rare choice that most people never make. a lot of people romanticize taking up arms in self-defense, but she made the right choice to defend herself and her son. for me, this is very clear that this is an issue of policing and reproductive injustice and that if we are going to be serious about black liberation in this country, the issues of black have to be atdren the center of the forefront, and not at the margins. there has been so much speculation about corinne gaines anher life being depicted as aggressive black woman, and what it does it says there is something pathological about corrine gaines and black mothers and black women who decide not to be passive victims and people who are not perfect victims either. i wrote a piece to be independent of black women and black children and really to
hope to serve as one person adding to a national call to action to defend black women. amy: the son, corrine gaines's son, police say they shot him. i wanted to turn to something that the intercept has just written. they say at the request of law enforcement, facebook deleted gaines's account, as well as her account on instagram. many of her videos remain inaccessible. one was re-uploaded to youtube. an officer can be seen pointing a gun into the living room while a child's voice is heard in the background. in another video, she can be heard speaking to her son who is sitting on the floor wearing red
pajamas. in another video, she can be heard speaking to herthere was , is that right on sunday? people protesting at facebook shut down her account as she livestreamed? charlene: yes. in addition to police having too much power over our lives, corporations like facebook leverage their relationship with our law enforcement agencies to increase the power they have over our lives. i believe corrine gaines was engaged in the tradition of truth telling, exposing what was happening not just in the moment, but we know that she had history of recording interactions with law enforcement officers. our folks are smart. we know that when we call for a boycott of a corporation on a particular day, i hope it is to send a signal to yet another corporation and other
institutions that we know you have too much power over our lives, and we know we also are the fuel in which you are able to profit and exist. i hope that efforts to make those connections between corporations and policing institutions continue because they tell us lessons about capitalism and how capitalism does not serve our people well and that the violence that we experience in tandem and increases of reproductive justice, in our homes with police and the education system, those are connected to systems of capitalism, and we have to dismantle those things at the same time if we are interested in creating a world that is safe for our children. black women, black people, black folk,folk, black queer parents, not parents, we are able to do that and keep our children safe and have the resources we need. amy: i want to end with michael oppenheimer.
you represented a number of people on police brutality cases in chicago. what are you calling for? o'neill fitl into the story on the anniversary of the death of michael brown? michael: first of all, i am asking for a special prosecutor to look into this case immediately so there is no bias to see what went on and call for answers to these questions, and answers in the community. we could have body cam is, but we need to have this stopped. when you have people in the community interacting with police in a special way. police need to be held accountable just like any other profession if they screw up. amy: we will leave it there. michael oppenheimer, the lawyer for the paul o'neill family, and charlene carruthers, the director of the black youth project 100. we will have a conversation of what happened in pakistan on democracynow.org. democracynow.org. xt, star chef hubert keller is ready to rio
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