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"We want Amazon to do better. We want the warehouse workers to have better conditions. We want transparency towards climate problems and climate impact. Workers also protested layoffs affecting 27 ,000 people since November and a recent forced return to office policy, Amazon corporate workers and other cities and countries took part in the walkout, many of them virtually. Bill Cosby has been sued by another woman for sexual assault. Victoria Valentino says Cosby raped and her sexually assaulted her friend at his home in 1969 after drugging them. Valentino, then actor an and singer filed a lawsuit under a new California look -back law that gives sexual assault survivors a limited window to file civil suits that exceed the normal statute of limitations. Cosby who's been accused of rape and other sexual crimes by dozens of women was allowed to walk free from prison two years ago on a technicality over his 2018 sexual assault conviction. And a federal monitor investigating the death of 31 -year -old Joshua Valles and other disturbing events at the Rikers Island jail complex, an autopsy revealed Valles died of a fractured skull which is inconsistent with prison reports. The monitor also accused the city jail of a lack of transparency. This comes as New York's Department of Corrections says it will stop notifying the press when someone dies in one of its jails. The legal aid society said quote this is another low light in the Department of Corrections campaign to keep outside eyes away from the catastrophe that is the city's jail system and the harm it inflicts daily on New Yorkers trapped inside its deadly walls and those are some of the headlines this is Democracy Now! democracynow .org the war and peace report I'm Amy Goodman. President Biden's expected to soon sign legislation suspending the debt ceiling after the Senate 63 to 36 on a bipartisan deal that had been approved by the House earlier the will bill prevent the United States from defaulting for the first time in history the legislation also caps domestic spending below the current rate of inflation while allowing larger increases to the military budget Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke after the vote Democrats are feeling very good tonight we've saved the country from the scourge of default even though there was some on beside the other who wanted default wanted to lead us to default maybe a little tired but we did it so we're very very happy default was the giant sword hanging America's head over but because of the good work of President Biden as well as Democrats in the House listen democrats in the Senate we are not defaulting tonight's vote is good a outcome because democrats did a very good job taking the worst parts of the Republican plan off the table and that's why Dems voted overwhelmingly for this bill while Republicans certainly in the Senate did not ahead of the final vote the Senate rejected a number of amendments to the legislation including one by Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine who wanted to remove a section of bill the that fast tracks the approval and construction of the controversial 300 plus mile long frack gas mountain valley pipeline through West Virginia and Virginia many progressive Democrats voted against the debt legislation due to the pipeline provision as well as new work requirements for thousands of people receiving food stamps and other forms of government assistance meanwhile number of Republicans oppose the deal for not cutting non -military spending enough some of the senators voted against the final debt deal include independent Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrats John Fetterman, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren and Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Josh Hawley we go now to California Democratic Congress member Ro Khanna who voted against the legislation in the house so can you respond to the passage in both the House and the Senate why you voted against it and why you also seem to be that it passed well it's good that our nation avoided default but it came on the backs of the poor, of students of the most vulnerable of women it was a punch in the gut to young climate activists across the country by encrenching the mountain valley pipeline and progressives have been saying why didn't we increase the debt ceiling back in the lamed up when we were calling for it progressives have been saying why can't the treasury department just continue to pay the bills as they had the constitutional obligation and duty to do state has Larry said they can Kribe do that has the treasury could keep paying the bills and the fed is not going to bounce the treasury checks and the courts would have upheld that so there are many other ways that we could have avoided this default and we did not think that we should avoid the default on the backs most of vulnerable the so why didn't the house when it was still in control of the when the democrats were still in control after they lost in 2022 but the new party the new congress hadn't taken over why didn't they do this we should have some of us were calling for us to do that now back then we were trying to finish the inflation reduction act that is a very important piece of legislation and I'm proud of it but there may have been a hesitation to negotiate both for that and for the debt ceiling increase that was a mistake we I would much rather that we have been negotiating just what Senator Manchin then with McCarthy maybe the Mountain Valley pipeline would still have been is something that would have been in the agreement though like many would have worked very very hard to prevent that but certainly some of the framework which increases defense spending and decreases social spending social for programs would not have been in that framework and you also would have had some alternative sources of revenue because even Sarah Manchin believes we need to get rid of the carried interest loophole that we need to increase taxes so the biggest mistake in mind here was that we did not do this in the lame duck but the second point is it's not just the left or the fringe that is saying that the president is constitutionally obligated to pay the bills of what past congresses have said this is Larry Crichton's view Paul Krugman has said why is treasury not coming up with multiple places of paying these bills and it was actually Secretary Yellen who was warning back in November and December urging the Congress to do something. House Minority Whip Catherine Clark said republicans force democrats hand. There is no perfect negotiation when you are the victims of extortion. Nobody likes to pay a ransom note and that's exactly what tonight's vote is. So if you can elaborate on that and also talk about what it means these work requirements answer Let me answer the work requirements first. Think of a 12 year old mom who is disabled or has back pain or has some health condition and she isn't able to go to work, now she will be denied $6 a day. Now if she has a custodian relationship with a child that may not be technically recognized under the law as a parent child relationship. This is going to hurt women in their early 50s the most according to a lot of the studies. Now people say that the president got an exemption for veterans and for homelessness and I applaud him that for but you can't penalize and hurt one group of people and then applaud that another group of people is being helped and think that that all washes out and is fine. That sort of utilitarian calculus that the pain of one group is justified by the improvement of the others. I don't believe in that way of moral ethical reasoning. I believe in the dignity of every individual that don't you hurt one group to help another and Democrats should not be for hurting women in their 50s, poor Americans in their 50s to try to reduce a deficit when we could been have reducing extraordinary defense spending or these extraordinary tax cuts. And Katharine Clark is right. the Look, Republicans are the ones who held the economy hostage here, who demanded a vote. But we shouldn't then say, OK, we're going to embrace a framework that adopts their view that defense should go up and social spending should go down. is What we if should they're say going to hold us ransom, that we're going to pay the bills and go to the Robert sport.
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"The 50s tonight, more clouds tomorrow morning, but then afternoon sun, we'll have highs in the 70s. We've got 76° now in Seattle at 6 45. News radio 1000 FM 97 7. You're information station sponsored by K two vision RLE. Thanks for joining us this evening. I'm Kim shepherd and here are your headlines. New York City, still struggling with the question of what to do with large numbers of undocumented migrants. In fact, tens of thousands have been bused north after crossing the nation's southern border, ABC's Brad milky, and Aaron kurzke, take a closer look. Brad, frankly, the city is just out of places to put them and they've had the expectation that more busloads of asylum seekers are going to be coming in this very weekend. So they're open to any and all ideas, whether that's housing migrants in school gymnasiums, which is drawing the ire of some parents. Whether it's putting them in a shuttered portion of the Rikers Island, jail complex, the mayor of New York has said all options are on the table because the flow of migrants is not going to stop and the city needs beds. How intense and how sudden has the backlash been? Because you mentioned all of a sudden you got migrants in homeless shelters, but then all of a sudden they're in a school gymnasium or something. What has been the reaction from local communities? The city came up with a plan to put cots in gymnasiums in certain schools. These are gyms that are not attached to buildings. They're detached from the actual school building, but in many cases still used by the kids. Instead, the kids would play outside and these cots would move in to make space for migrants. And one of the 20 schools identified was actually used for migrants, PS1 88, an elementary school in Coney Island in Brooklyn, and the parents called an emergency board meeting to protest. They were upset about it. So God forbid a kid go missing, then whatever Adam was gonna say, I'm sorry. And they said they were supportive of migrants and their plight, but did not want them
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"Resilient, despite efforts to cool the economy. There are positive signs that it says bankrate dot com's Mark hambrick. More people working and looking for work, we had wage growth but wage growth is coming down and what workers may not celebrate that. The Federal Reserve will. As it looks, whether it needs to raise interest rates any further. The unemployment rate fell to three and a half percent. The report won't move the stock market because it's closed for the good Friday holiday. A new AP norc poll finds most Americans 79% are strongly opposed to cutting social security. 67% oppose Medicare cuts. Our Donna warder reports. 58% support the idea of increasing taxes on households making more than $400,000 a year to pay for Medicare, a plan proposed by president Joe Biden last month. Authorities say 20 people were injured in a fire at New York City's Rikers Island jail yesterday that fire was set by an inmate on this good Friday. Cold weather in Rome is keeping the Pope from leading a good Friday mass at the coliseum, but in the old city of Jerusalem. Worshippers walked the way of the cross marking the final path of Jesus Christ. Violence continues between Israelis and Palestinians, our Charles De Ledesma reports. Israeli metrics say an alleged Palestinian shooting attack in the northern occupied West Bank has killed two women and seriously wounded another. Kansas City lawmakers have passed a bill to end gender affirming care for transgender youth. It calls for the license revocation of any Doctor Who provides care, even though critics say it's vital for patients mental health. This is AP news. Lawmakers have been a coroner says drugs were behind the death of rapper Coolio last year in Los Angeles. Grammy winning rapper Coolio born artist Leon ivy junior suffered an accidental death from the combined effects of fentanyl heroin and methamphetamine. That's according to a report, released by the Los Angeles County coroner's office, investigators also cited cardiomyopathy, as well as cigarette smoking and asthma as significant contributory conditions. He sold millions of albums and was nominated for 6 Grammys winning best solo rap performance for his 1995 hit, gangsta's Paradise. I'm Jennifer King. One of four men charged in the killing of rapper Pop Smoke three years ago during a
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"Over a kickback. Kickbacks? You scumbag. You effing scumbag, both of you. You effing scumbags. Hope you freaking rock. I want those kids go to your house and a plugs your effing machine. Yes, I said it. They should unplug your effing machine. You don't put kids in they tend to centers. You help them. Yes. You helped them turn that corner. You listen to them. You're trying to figure out what's driving this type of behavior and how you could, how you could change the course and turn them into decent members of society. They are kids. Kids don't know any better. Yeah, they need grace. Indeed grace. And especially when you say you put kids in their as long as 8 years old, could you imagine going to somebody there at 8 years old, bro? Yeah. I'm scared. And rip funny a family? You'll be screwed for life. So yeah, yeah, all seeing bad boys do, right? Yeah, we saw bad boys three. So remember when dude was after everybody that put his father's father in prison, even though he actually did those things? Yeah. Stuff like that. Just imagine thousands of kids with similar skill sets. And just lining each every single target and taking them out. Every single time. Something like that. And also, it gets deeper. As you were reading, the name that first came to mind was khaliev browder. Yeah. And he didn't do it. He didn't do it. He didn't do it. That's why they have, that's why you know now in New York and they have bell reform because now they want to question it now in New York. But hey, it's a double edged sword. 'cause you know, you shouldn't be in prison for being poor. So for those for those who don't know, and there are a lot of things that you guys were mentioning. Cleve bravo was an African American youth from Brock's New York. It was held at Rikers Island Jill, Jill combust without trial between 2010 and 2013 for allegedly stealing a bag for three years. Say the years again, he was held at Rikers Island jail compass without trial between 2010 and 2013 for allegedly stealing a backpack containing valuables. So being in jail for three years for allegedly still in the backpack. No try no nothing. Nothing. During his imprisonment, browder was in solitary confinement for 700 days. She's that's almost two years. And you know, that's insane. From what I remember, he was doing a lot of good things. I know, Jay-Z was trying to help out his family and stuff like that. And they were going to going on to do good things, but the psychological damage and toll. Calls it suicide. He was only, he was 22. 22 years old. So just hit this, that's why this story right here. I've been wanting to touch it for weeks, because very rough, but just it's just unsettling. It tells you how deep it goes to show you how much value a black child is general. Everybody. Yeah, but more so inner city kids. Who suffered the most in this program? I haven't checked the number statistics, but I can be strongly back. Double our money for sure. Yeah. Yeah. But if reading this thing, they did say that you had 9 families of, well, several families took them in like 9, ten, 7, 6 we just saved a couple families that children committed suicide because of this thing. That's ridiculous to me. And then deserve it. And didn't deserve it at all. It wasn't until the child care services like, hold on, wait, wait, wait, wait. While these kids going away, and then why and then your financial records doesn't match up. What's really good with you? What's going on? And they connect the dots in front of what the hell happened. And even public defenders are going in like, hey, it's kind of crazy. What's up? Yeah. Why is he going to jointly to juvie? Or director said, why? Especially have no buyers? Yeah. That's crazy to me. It tells you a lot about this country and how there's a person in the school to pipeline. Oh yeah. To prison situations. And it's true. Like this is a key example of that. And it just messed up because unfortunately, people are going to be, you know, even more cautionary to the system. There's public education in this country because if you want to education, it's a strong possibility. In a situation like this, I just wonder how these kind of people could sleep at night and their consciousness suffocate them. You know what? 'cause they don't have no conscience. It's the money. It's the money. The greed, they're also being their California king sized beds. I guess nothing to them. Dude, honestly, that would eat me up knowing I was behind or associated with something like that knowing knowing that knowing I probably see a mother asking her how many kid or daughter well, you have a consciousness. How many times we've seen these corporations. Screw the staff over. To get major kickbacks. Absolutely. Better dot com. Yes. Enron. Oh my God. You know what I'm saying? Crazy. And that's just for starters. As the start is, the beyond one, we're going to breach down to the story too. I wonder what happened to that company? They're done? A little bit and beyond. Yeah, can I see no stores at all? No, no. No, they close but I'm going to expand that story because that dude committed suits I've been beyond, but then they did a little more digging in front of what was going on with that little boy. So that'd be the telling of this statement. So but yeah, well yeah. It happens all the time. People get greedy. And when you get greedy, you don't care for nobody else. Hence, what about the last episode of the whole HBO Max situation? Yeah, discovery network. Pretty much destroying the whole thing. Partial, but okay, no, you're doing good though. Destroy the entire platform. That was built off of freaking the whole pandemic was one of the best platforms on the streaming game and look what happened. It's now starting to come to crap. Look, listen, and we started doing this because the one thing to be more cost effective. Of course. One of the things we were cheaper to produce and get more revenue into the company. Greed. There you go. It's all it boils down to is green. Little Netflix trying to do now. At commercials at commercials till you plan. Once they add a commercial to my $20 plan for my four K there's no need. That's ridiculous. There's no need for that. And then it's talking about how they would allow Netflix to not unload all the episodes at one at a time. They don't make it one at a time. Been doing it for like Sandman and the other shows. But yeah, so they want to make it overall. So say you're getting the whole season, one shot, every week, a new episode comes out. Oh, pyramid. It's quick. Netflix? Don't do it. If you know what's good for y'all. Yo, I want this money. No? It's like,
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"7 eastern on Bloomberg radio and Bloomberg television Secretary of State Anthony blinken and the defense secretary will both be in the capital of Ukraine today President Vladimir zelensky making that announcement Saturday saying he didn't think it was a secret Blinken and Austin would be the highest ranking U.S. officials to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded the country Zelensky told reporters he plans to discuss the list of weapons Ukraine needs I'm Jim Forbes The longest serving Republican senator in U.S. history has died or in hatch passed away this weekend that Utah lawmaker was 88 A man who set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court has died D.C. police say the man when Bruce of boulder Colorado set himself on fire outside the Supreme Court building Friday night no one else was hurt any incident Those opposed attaching the unvaccinated came out in Rhode Island Saturday dozens were on hand in smithfield to stand against the idea State senator Sam bells introduced a measure to collect $50 a month and twice the annual income tax from unvaccinated Rhode islanders I'm Scott Carr And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom It's round two voting in France today incumbent centrist Emmanuel Macron faces off with nationalist marine le pen Bloomberg radio and television will have live coverage of the vote beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time A federal judge has ordered the head of New York City's jails to appear at an upcoming status conference on conditions at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex We get more about that from Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini U.S. district judge Laura Taylor swain directed city department of correction commissioner Louis Molina to attend the session scheduled for day after tomorrow And the judge issued the order after getting a letter earlier in the week from the office of U.S. attorney Damian Williams and effort is underway to put Rikers under a federal court's control and mayor Adamson says though the city needs the opportunity to implement its own plan Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini reporting Earnings reports will continue to roll in this week just a few of the many to watch for 3M alphabet Boeing caterpillar Chevron Coca-Cola Colgate-Palmolive ExxonMobil Ford GM and GE Earnings reports are just one of the many things on investors minds in the week ahead Inflation the fed's next moves to rein it in and the war in Ukraine are also top of mind Steve rattner chairman and CEO of Willard advisers says investors are justified in worrying over a recession amid all of this History is not on the side of a soft landing There's really no precedent for bringing an economy this overheated with inflation when whether it's transitory permanent or whatever running at this rate down to anything that looks like 2% without there being a recession It would require the skill of the most experienced pilot of the world which you got kind of a soft planning Ratner was interviewed on Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Suzanne Palmer This is Bloomberg This is Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston from Bloomberg radio What a difference a war makes President Biden started his tenure pledging to cut back on the use of fossil fuels If we act to save the planet we can create millions of jobs and economic growth and opportunity to raise the standard of living almost everyone around the world But that was before a resurgent global economy and the war in Ukraine sent the price of oil and of gas at the pump skyrocketing I'm doing everything I can to bring down the price to address prudence pricing That's why authorize the release of 1 million barrels per day for the next 6 months from our strategic petroleum reserve So what about all those concerns about the effect of fossil fuels on climate Did one war.
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"I'm Scott Carr And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom It's round two while voting in France today incumbent centrist Emmanuel Macron faces off with nationalist marine le pen Bloomberg radio and television will have live coverage of the vote beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time A federal judge has ordered the head of New York City's jails to appear at an upcoming status conference on conditions at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex We get more about that from Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini U.S. district judge Laura Taylor swain directed city department of correction commissioner Louis Molina to attend the session scheduled for day after tomorrow And the judge issued the order after getting a letter earlier in the week from the office of U.S. attorney Damian Williams and I produced on her way to put Rikers under a federal court's control and mayor Adamson says though the city needs the opportunity to implement its own plan Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini reporting Earnings reports will continue to roll in this week just a few of the many to watch for 3M alphabet Boeing caterpillar Chevron Coca-Cola Colgate-Palmolive ExxonMobil Ford GM and GE Earnings reports are just one of the many things on investors minds in the week ahead Inflation the fed's next moves to rein it in and the war in Ukraine are also top of mind Steve ratner chairman and CEO of willett advisers says investors are justified in worrying over a recession amid all of this History is not on the side of a soft landing There's really no precedent for bringing an economy this overheated with inflation and whether it's transitory permanent or whatever running at this rate down to anything that looks like 2% without there being a recession It would require the skill of the most experienced pilot in the world which that kind of a soft planning Ratner was interviewed on Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg.
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"$4 12 cents the same as Friday's average I'm Scott Connor And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom It's round two of voting in France today incumbent centrist Emmanuel Macron faces off with nationalist marine le pen Bloomberg radio and television will have live coverage of the vote beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time A federal judge has ordered the head of New York City's jails to appear at an upcoming status conference on conditions at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex We get more about that from Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini U.S. district judge Laura Taylor swain directed city department of correction commissioner Louis Molina to attend the session scheduled for day after tomorrow And the judge issued the order after getting a letter earlier in the week from the office of U.S. attorney Damian Williams an effort is underway to put Rikers under a federal court's control and mayor Adamson says though the city needs the opportunity to implement its own plan Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini reporting Earnings reports will continue to roll in this week just a few of the many to watch for 3M alphabet Boeing caterpillar Chevron Coca-Cola Colgate-Palmolive ExxonMobil Ford GM and GE Earnings reports are just one of the many things on investors minds in the week ahead Inflation the fed's next moves to rein it in and the war in Ukraine are also top of mind Steve rattner chairman and CEO of Willard advisers says investors are justified in worrying over a recession amid all of this History is not on the side of the soft landing There's really no precedent for bringing an economy this overheated with inflation whether it's transitory permanent or whatever running at this rate down to anything that looks like 2% without there being a recession It would require the skill of the most experienced pilot in the world which you got kind of a soft landing Ratner was interviewed on Bloomberg Wall Street week with David Weston Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Suzanne Palmer This is Bloomberg Broadcasting from the financial capital of the world Bloomberg 11 three O in New York to Washington.
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"From new york this is democracy. Now we have a crisis here in the city of benton harbor. He warned crisis. This warner has been in a prices longer than three years. Crame is only three years. Put the water crisis. Here is worst than the flint michigan. One price they are poisoning. Residents of billion how officials in michigan have warned residents in the predominantly black city of benton harbor to stop using tap water for drinking cooking or brushing their teeth due to lead contamination. The problem's been known about for years is action only being taken now. We'll speak to the reverend. Edward pinkney the head of the benton harbor community water council. Also the pediatrician. Dr mona teasha. Who helped expose the water crisis in flint michigan seven years ago flynn's crisis the first the last or the worst on the us stubbornly slow to respect science and didn't restrict the use of lead pipes until nineteen eighty six. And we don't even know but we think about nine million lines in the country. Plus we'll speak to dr mona. About how the colbert. Pandemic is impacting children and will look at the escalating tension between the united states and china while the west and washington are not to blame for china's actions in xinjiang and hall. When you have this overwhelmingly unitary unified nationalist message. Washington is embracing around confronting china. This reinforces the same chauvinistic nationalist forces in china itself all that and more coming up welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org the peace report. I'm amy goodman west. Virginia senator joe manchin continues to thwart democrats attempts to pass an historic ten-year reconciliation. Package that would vastly expand the social safety net and combat. The climate crisis mansion told the white house he opposes a key provision to replace coal and gas fired power plants with renewable energy sources a central pillar of the bill back better acts climate plans senator mansions receive more campaign donations from the oil coal and gas industries than any other senator. He's also earn millions from coal companies. He created in the nineteen eighties at his son. Now runs as mentioned fights plans to curb the worst effects of the climate crisis. Recently released data show his home. State of west virginia is more vulnerable to worsening floods than anywhere else in the united states. This comes is indigenous leaders and climate activists capped off a week long protests in washington d c friday with a march on the capital and a sit in on pennsylvania avenue they called again on president biden to declare a climate emergency over ninety activists were arrested bringing the total number of arrests during the week of action to six hundred fifty. Five in more news about the stalled reconciliation. Package axios is reporting senator. Joe manchin told the white house. The plans child tax credit must include a firm work requirement and an income cap sixty thousand dollars per family. The expanded credit which was passed in march and the american rescue plan has lifted millions of american children out of poverty studies show extending the credit beyond twenty twenty one would cut child poverty even further reducing it. Another forty percent on friday biden touted the build back better act's provisions for working families while visiting a childcare center in connecticut. How can we compete. In a world of millions of americans. Parents especially moms can be part of the workforce because they can't afford the cost of childcare or elder care mahrdad elder care food and drug administration advisory panel unanimously approved. Booster shots for the one. Shot johnson and johnson vaccine friday. The second shot can begin as early as two months. After the first dose federal regulators will now meet to decide whether to green light the panels recent recommendations j. j. and madonna boosters as well as whether people should mix and match vaccine's over a hundred million people could be eligible for booster shots by the end of the week. A bronx man who is imprisoned at the rikers island. Jail complex died on friday from cove at nineteen one hour after a judge granted him conditional release sixty four year old. Victor mercado is the thirteenth person to die in new york city jail this year and international news britain seeing a sharp rise in cova nineteen cases with over forty. Five thousand new infections reported sunday. That's the highest daily number in the uk. Since mid-july russia is setting new daily records for cases and deaths recording over one thousand fatalities for the first time over the weekend in australia. The city of melbourne is ending. Its locked down this week after meeting. Its target of reaching a seventy percent vaccination rate melbourne has been under lockdown longer than any other city in the world in neighboring new zealand. The country's largest city auckland will extend its strict lockdown for another two weeks. The us has offered to pay compensation to the families of ten afghan civilians who were killed in the august drone attack in kabul during the final days of the us occupation. Seven of the victims were children. The pentagon initially said the strike averted an imminent threat by the islamic state and made other false claims about the attack the pentagon which did not specify the amount of the so-called condolence payments also said it would assist family members who wanted to relocate to the united states and other news from afghanistan the death toll from friday's explosions at a mosque in kandahar has risen to at least forty seven. The islamic state corsa known as isis k. Claimed responsibility for the attack. One local man lost loved ones. That last week's attack as well as the mosque attack and konduz one week earlier into your for. How long should we live with in grief. What is our crime. Please share this with the entire world. We shiites we're afghans. What crime did we commit that. We are offering so many sacrifices we could go. My brother got martyred and konduz. We did not go outside. Germany money but we came here for prayers friday. My brother's got martyred grandchildren got injured in uncle got injured. Another brothers injured for how long for god's sake in more news for afghanistan government. Spokesperson said girls will soon be allowed to return to secondary schools after being told to stay home following the taliban takeover in the united kingdom a man fatally stabbed longtime british member of parliament david ernest saturday as he met with constituents at a church east of london the metropolitan police said they've arrested and charged a suspect in the killing which they described as a terrorist attack. It was the first murder of a british and peace since two thousand sixteen when anti brexit politician joe cox was fatally shot and stabbed by a far right white supremacist. In haiti. The us based group christian aid ministry says seventeen of its members and their family members including five children were -ducted by criminal gangs saturday as they were leaving an orphanage in port-au-prince one of the members was canadian the rest. Us citizens they were based in tatan. Just north of port-au-prince human rights groups warned kidnappings in haiti have tripled since the assassination of president. Juvenile me in july and a devastating earthquake in.
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"Nobody's well this week. New york governor. Kathy hotel new york city mayor. Bill de blasio announce they'll transfer most of the two hundred thirty women and transgender people hold at rikers too to state prisons including the maximum security bedford. Hills prison again. Most of them are awaiting trial for more. We're joined by three guests. A nisa saboor was formerly incarcerated at rikers island jail and at bedford hills prison and is a leader with the halt solitary campaign. Julian harris calvin is director of the greater justice. New york program at the vera institute of justice and johnny williams is new. York city's public advocate. Last month he toured rikers which he's done since two thousand eight. Welcome you all to democracy now germany. Let's begin with you. You've said conditions. The last time you toured rikers island jail complex. Where the most horrific. You've seen tell us what you've seen point it was. It was just stunning. I honestly believe this country would invade another country to rescue people who were living conditions. I saw it was really very hard to explain unless you were there. People just laying in filthy. It was one man in a cell that they call cells. actually shower. couldn't sit constanza and late now. I didn't know who's urine a water. That was keeping this person wet They would just naked. I saw a cell that have had two or three people with six people had a bad in which they were sharing as a bathroom with toilet wasn't working. People should have been moved to within twenty four hours a day. Seven eight days there were. Hiv patients mental health patients. Who hadn't gotten medication weeks. It was a disaster a disaster for everyone on both sides of those bars and both of them actually black brown. I would point out. You mentioned that because the largest jail complex in world which sadly probably makes it the largest mental health institution new orleans. Well which is a whole nother. You've said you're concerned. That rikers could explode like attica. Fifty years ago nineteen seventy one When there was a prisoner uprising against the conditions there and then New york governor at the time rockefeller called in a state troopers and they opened fire killing scores of people that moment when we were there actually thought it was imminent what we saw There were people who are detained literally. Just walking around we did have to see the The emergency unit common More than once We actually saw People who are housed at asking for additional correction office support That's how bad had gotten. We saw one person who actually got out of his cell shower and was the one handing out food. That was there for some of the other people who couldn't get out. It was a complete disaster in a breakdown and it was very hard to express that and I wish the governor ourselves actually. I think she should still talk in the mayor. It's been a dereliction and duty Small visit that he didn't make because just done from his office having speak. I haven't spoken to no one It's hard to explain unless you there. I'm sure our guest here even more first hand. Well anisa's sabur. I wanted to see you. Next you were imprisoned at rikers and the maximum security bedford hills if you can respond to the new new york governor cocoa moving about two hundred thirty women and transgender prisoners from rikers We're talking about people who have not even been tried. The jail rikers is for what prisoners who are serving under a year prison sentence or awaiting trial. They're there because they can't afford bail. Good morning and thank you for having me. And i just wanna see this first of all the language is what them doing what they're doing to people right. They don't see detainees as people and yes. I think the governor should have actually went in and spoken to those women and trans women and seeing for herself the way the public advocate and other legislators did to see what the crisis is and really how to address it moving someone who has not had due process from a city jail where you detained to a state sentence facility is traumatic. And i'm telling you because i went through it. They did not move me. Before i was sentenced. I was detained at rikers several times. Right but i was not moved to a state facility until i was state sentence. The state is very different and operates very different from the city. The program the access moving people away from the courts to be able to transport them. It's really hard to get back and forth with court from right designing. Let me say that in order for a person to get to court. They're woken up at three a. M. in the morning fed a light breakfast and put into a holding sale until whenever the bus arrives. Some folks don't get to court till noon. Because of the number of transportation buses that has come and deliver them to the courts so imagine being on rikers in the city. Which is just across the bridge from manhattan queens and the bronx with the courts located and now being sent to bedford hills correctional facility. The state has not done anything. Good for the people who are state sentenced. I can't imagine having to get up at three o'clock in the morning from bedford hills to be fed a light breakfast to travel. Maybe two two and a half maybe three hours if you come from. Staten island westchester. To get to court. How do you families getting okay. She's going to provide free buses. Twice a day people had access to rikers all day. It was easy transportation. Now it's they have to travel to another location. Get one bus drive two and a half maybe three hours to phil's who knows how long they're gonna allow them to visit. Rikers visits only one hour. The state visits are different and they were only on the weekends right. There's no programming in the state facilities right now dudakovic. So how what people going to actually be able to engage in some of the community resources that are out here for them to help them through their process before they get to court whether it's substance programming whether it's mental health programming all of these things are going to be missing now because it's a whole nother process to become a volunteer to bring your program into the state facilities though. This is what i would say to the governor. You need to rethink what you're doing.
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A doctor in san antonio texas is being sued after admitting to performing an abortion in violation of a new texas law the legislation ban all abortions in the state after six weeks before most people even realize they're pregnant and allows for private citizens to sue anyone who aids and abets person in getting an abortion the civil lawsuit against physician alan braid was fouled by a man in arkansas who has no connection to the abortion issue and who said he had only filed the suit because of the potential ten thousand dollar reward he could receive if the lawsuit is successful. At least ten women and girls are killed every day in mexico. That's according to a chilling new report published by amnesty international which also condemns mexican authorities for failing to investigate femicides the report titled justice trial focuses on mexico state which accounts for some of the highest numbers of femicides in the country and details. How families and loved ones victims are often forced to launch their own investigations as their ignored by law enforcement. Mexico recorded the murders of over thirty seven hundred women and twenty twenty only nine hundred. Forty of those killings are investigated femicides in new york. Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial against accused sexual predator and trafficker or kelly who faces several charges including sexual exploitation of children kidnapping and forced labor nearly a dozen survivors and over thirty other. Witnesses detailed the singer's pattern of sexual and other abuse against dozens of women and underage girls for nearly two decades cases against r kelly also been foulden illinois and minnesota if convicted he faces decades behind bars. New york city's medical examiner's office says it'll investigate the death of a disabled prisoner. Who died sunday evening at rikers island jail. After complaining he was feeling unwell. Forty two year old abdu karim was being held for a parole violation under the less is more act just signed last week by new york governor. Kathy hokuto he might have been cleared for release has early as this week. Abdulkarim as the eleventh person to die at rikers since december new york. Mayor bill de blasios pledge to close rikers with plans to replace it with a smaller network of borough base jails and in rwanda the opposition political leader. Paul rusada geena has been found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to twenty five years in prison. He's credited with protecting the lives of some twelve hundred. People took refuge at the hotel managed. During the nineteen ninety-four rwandan genocide. Historians portrayed in the hollywood film hotel rwanda. amnesty international denounced. We were supposed to have the as persecution saying. His trial was riddled with violations. This is his daughter. Corinne kanimba speaking yesterday. My father was tortured. Kidnapped denied his basic right and then now they just gave him guilty verdict Verdict comes without any credible evidence. The co-accused came on the stand and said that they had been a forced and co-host and tortured into saying things against my father and the witnesses are paid government agents and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I mainly goodman. We begin today's show. Looking what senator bernie sanders calls the most consequential legislation since the nineteen thirties and fdr in the new deal. We're talking about president biden sweeping three and a half trillion dollar spending plan to expand the social safety net increase taxes on the rich and corporations improve worker rights and combat the climate emergency senate. Democrats are hoping to use the budget reconciliation process to pass the larger package. But this will only succeed if the entire democratic caucus backs the deal so far too conservative democratic senators kirsten cinema verizon and joe manchin of west virginia have balked at the three and a half trillion dollar price tag. This comes this house. Democrats face a looming deadline on september. Twenty house speaker. Nancy pelosi had agreed to hold a vote on the separate bipartisan. One point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill by that date but now some house democrats say the deadline may be missed. A group of progressive democrats are threatening to vote against the smaller. Bipartisan infrastructure. Deal if it's not voted on alongside the larger three and a half trillion dollar plan last week. President biden urged democrats to back spending plan outlining some of its key components investments in roads bridges highways clean water in every home in every school universal broadband quality affordable places and we can invest in our people. Give me in our families a little help with their toughest expense to this like daycare. Childcare elder care prescription drugs healthcare apparently young people that compete be any country in the world preschool community college. We can confront this crisis of extreme weather and climate change not only protect communities but create new opportunities new industries that new jobs in short. This is an opportunity to be the nation. We know we can be nation. We're all of us all of us. Not just the top righetti to share the benefits of a growing economy in the years ahead. President biden speaking thursday at the white house. Meanwhile democrats were dealt a setback sunday when the unelected senate parliamentarian ruled democrats could not include a to citizenship to millions of people as part of the reconciliation. Bill we go now to washington dc where we're joined by ro khanna democratic congress member from california welcome to democracy now congress member kinda you are part of a group of progressive democrats that say That you will vote against the bipartisan bill. If it's not voted on alongside this larger sweeping fdr esque three and a half trillion dollar. Plan explain your. Our position has been consistent for months. We wanna pass the full agenda. That president biden has said for yes. We need investments in roads and bridges and highway and the traditional infrastructure but we also need investments in modern infrastructure that takes into account the climate can't just have traditional infrastructure without having a clean energy standard without investing in electric vehicles without investing in renewable energy and we need the human investments in childcare in the expansion of medicare in free community college. This is what president biden campaigned on. And we need to deliver. And so how would this work and talk about the time line right now and maybe what. Most people don't realize this three and a half trillion dollars is not going to be spent this year. Thank you aiming for making that clarification it over ten years people. Don't talk about the fact that over those same ten years we're going to spend seven point five trillion dollars on defense. When they talked about defense they use the one year number but when they're talking about social investments human investments. They use the ten year number. So this is three hundred. Fifty billion dollars over The year of the other point that is worth making is that the progressives have been willing to have a conversation. We are willing to engage in a dialogue with the white house with senator manchin would senator cinema of how we get this don The question is are. They going to engage in that dia. We still haven't heard what senator mentioned in senators our four they keep saying but there again.
Judge Rules New York Must Vaccinate Prisoners Immediately
"A strongly worded decision. Monday new york state supreme court justice alison to it ordered the state to immediately vaccinate incarcerated people and said officials quote irrationally distinguish between incarcerated people and people living in every other type of adult congregate facility at great risk to incarcerated people's lives during this pandemic. This comes as people who work in. New york's prisons in jails became eligible to receive the vaccine in january justice to its decision also came as governor cuomo announced only yorkers over the age of thirty canal access. The vaccine she ruled incarcerated people. Even younger than thirty should also be offered the vaccinations now. The lawsuit was filed behalf of two people. Held a new york city's rikers island jail. Twenty four year. Old obama free us and fifty two year old charles holden who lives in a dorm with forty eight of fifty beds filled with the beds inches apart the complaint says he shares quote eating spaces. Toilets sinks showers televisions telephones and recreational spaces of other incarcerated. Men at mealtime eats a communal table surrounded by other incarcerated. People cannot wear masks while they eat in short quote every aspect of daily life is communal. He's not able to practice social distancing unquote currently about ten percent of people held at rikers have covid nineteen new york. Jails about thirty four thousand people only about thirteen hundred prisoners who were senior citizens or have pre existing conditions have already been fully
The impact of COVID-19 on Rikers Island
"Rikers island. New York City Jail Complex Housing. Four thousand inmates across eight facilities is now among the most infected workplaces in the country. Correction officers. Say they're working longer hours and are worried about catching the virus and spreading it to their families. Wall Street Journal reporter Deanna. Paul has been looking into the situation and joins me now. It's Hannah. There are inherent challenges to dealing with. An outbreak added jail or prison. Inmates are in close quarters and correction. Officers aren't always able to adhere to social distancing while doing their jobs. How're facilities across the country handling this since we've seen Kobe? One thousand nine hundred increase across the country there've been prisons in jails both the state local and federal level that have released prisoners at Rutgers New York City. They've opened up separate housing units in order to quarantine inmates who are either presumptive positives or are symptomatic or have been confirmed to have the virus. So let's talk more about rikers island jail in New York City which is now seeing one of the worst corona virus outbreaks in the country. What happened there? What did you hear from workers so rikers island is the biggest complex jail complex in New York City? Amit has eight different facilities on it. We've seen over eight hundred corrections employees that have tested positive. And there's been about three hundred and fifty inmates the issue with rikers. That is different. From state level or federal facility is is the turn of people that go in out jails are typically housing people that have either been sentenced to more minor crimes so of under a year or people that are pending trial depending sentence so people are going in and out so go to court. People are getting arrested and being released I think. Fifty percent of the people that are admitted to rikers are released within the first fourteen days. That there there you also have workers that are going in and out. You have people coming to visit the inmates and so all of that is bringing the virus in an out especially in a time where we were still learning a lot about it and weren't realizing that people who are asymptomatic could be spreading the virus and so the first inmates tested positive at rikers March. Eighteenth the first officer tested positive on March fourteenth and you didn't see the jails suspension until both of those had already happened. They also had a shortage of protective gear. So guards were being given the right types of masks or gloves or anything like that even if they were overseeing inmates who had tested positive Deanna. What are you hearing? From the city in response to these claims about preparedness at rikers island. The Correction Officers Union actually sued the city in early April. I think on April second overlays asking for testing to be made available to correction staffers asking for protective equipment to be made available to staffers. The Union actually bought tens of thousands of an ninety five masks and started giving them out to its officers because the city hadn't done it since then. The city has started testing officers. Who are symptomatic. They've also started making more readily available the protective where necessary. But that didn't happen until we were already. In April we're also seeing facilities across the country. That are released inmates that they're deeming not a danger to society in an attempt to get a handle on this. How does what's happening at rikers compared to what we're seeing across the US at rikers you've seen eight. Staffers have died. The eighth one was two days ago. And you've seen to inmates who have died and I guess I'll say that's at rikers at the same time. You also have gels in prisons all over the country that are still seeing pretty severe outbreaks in Ohio. There's a correctional facility in Marion. That just reported close to two thousand. Inmates tested positive earlier this week. And one hundred and fifty staffers. The Bureau of Prisons on the federal level has also seen a number of inmates. Die Out of oakdale among other prisons OAKDALE SUSANNA. Any other containment tactics. You can point to. They've made so readily available as they stopped charging inmates for for soap and things like that. I think in a prison setting were jail setting where inmates are kept so close together. It makes it really hard to do things like flat in the carver. Socially distance all these terms that we've recently come to be very familiar with those setups aren't really made for those kind of purposes
Harvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to Los Angeles Over Charges, DA Says
"Here in New York Manhattan dredges sentenced former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein to twenty three years in prison in a landmark ruling. The metoo movement after his sentencing Weinstein was taken under armed guard. And bus from the Manhattan courthouse to rikers island jail. He was later transferred to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After complaining of Chest Pains Weinstein was found guilty last month of raping an aspiring actress. Jessica man in a hotel room in two thousand thirteen and if sexually assaulting production Assistant Mimi Halley at his apartment in two thousand six by forcibly performing oral sex on her attorney. Gloria allred read from Haley's victim's impact statement outside the court just after Weinstein sentencing. I have observed an indifference a lack of remorse. A lack of acknowledgment a lack of awareness and self awareness by the defendant throughout this process. That has made me feel anger. That has left me concern that. He is completely disconnected from the gravity of the crime that he committed against me and the impact. It's had I can only hope that whatever sentence the court sees fit is long enough for Harvey Weinstein to acknowledge what he's done and to be truly. Sorry Actress Mira Sorvino Tweeden response. I literally criterias of amazement. Gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today unquote meanwhile prosecutors in Los Angeles are working to extradite Weinstein to face further charges of rape and sexual assaults in California
Weinstein moved to Rikers Island jail after 10-day hospital stay
"Former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein is going to New York city's infamous reikers island jail once the incident Bellevue hospital since complaining of chest pains after a jury found him guilty last month of sex charges thank lootings third degree rape ones the one I'll be sentenced next
New York: Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized After Complaining Of Chest Pains On Way To Rikers Island
"A. I'd chest pains landed disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in the hospital Monday after the verdict is closely watched trial was announced after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault Weinstein was supposed to be transferred to new York's Rikers island jail but he was diverted to Bellevue hospital the sixty seven year old will remain in custody until the sentence on March eleventh which is lawyers plan to
Harvey Weinstein experienced heart palpitations, high blood pressure en route to Rikers, attorney says
"Have you seen has been rerouted from the notorious rikers island jail to a hospital. Just hours after the disgraced movie. Mogul was found guilty to sex crimes. He is facing as many as twenty nine years in prison. Erica Hill is out front. Harvey Weinstein wants one of the most powerful men in Hollywood now. A convicted rapist. Weinstein with his manipulation is resources. His attorneys publicists and his spies did everything. He could to silence survivors but they refuse to be silent. They spoke from their hearts and they were heard. At least one hundred women have now publicly accused Weinstein of actions ranging from unwanted sexual advances to rape he has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. Six of those women testified at his New York trial over the past month on Monday. A Manhattan jury found Weinstein guilty on two counts committing a criminal sex act and third degree rape charges based on testimony from Miriam Haley and Jessica Man Hayley told the Cord Weinstein forced her into a sex act in two thousand six while man testified. He raped her in twenty thirteen during an abusive relationship. This 67-year-old was acquitted. On more serious charges of predatory sexual assault against both women and first degree rape against man immediately taken into custody. Weinstein faces five to twenty five years in prison for the criminal. Sex Act charge at a maximum of four years for the rape charge. Ashley Judd. Who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment? In a bombshell New York Times story published more than two years ago tweeting for the women who testified in this case and walked through traumatic. Hell you did a public service to girls and women everywhere. Thank you gratitude to the brave women who testified to the jury for seeing through the dirty tactics of the Defense Roseanne Arquett. Our cat publicly accused. Weinstein of sexual misconduct in a separate story for the New Yorker written by Ronan Farrow in response to the verdict fair. Lauded the many women who came forward at quote great personal cost and risk. Please keep those women in your thoughts. Today he wrote Weinstein's attorneys who planned to appeal also tells CNN. They don't think he could get a fair trial in part because of the intense media coverage they also believe the. Da wanted to make an example of him. District Attorney's Office wanted to shame Mr Weinstein and they wanted to get him on all counts. I think clearly throughout the course of this trial through cross examinations or the evidence we put forward. There was a reasonable doubt a grave reasonable doubt as to whether or not these crimes were proven. We're also learning a little bit more about why he was taken to Bellevue. Rerouted there Aaron. We're learning from his attorney. He was feeling chest. Pains having heart palpitations and high blood pressure. We can also tell you C. N. N. has learned that in recent months Harvey Weinstein Hired Eight. Prison consultants his sentencing is set for March eleventh. These are not the only charges though he faces criminal charges as well in La stemming from accusations of rape and assault in twenty
New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails
"The jail complex on Rikers island is closing after the passage of almost nine billion dollars in a plan in the city council which will also fun construction for for new borrow base jails there's been renewed criticism of the plan to build new facilities mayor de Blasio those says it's essential to ending like ours or ation we should strive for a day we don't need any jail so I'm we've never known that day in human history that doesn't mean we shouldn't strive for but but based on everything we've all known and lived this is an extraordinary step in the right direction the plaza says he's confident the city will be able to shrink the jail population before reikers is get close at the end of twenty twenty six and I'm assuming we're gonna hear more about this from the mayor he'll be on the Brian Lehrer show starting at ten o'clock this