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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The Senate is getting ready for the second day of opening statements in the impeachment trial of President Trump and bears. Brian Naylor says has Democratic House. Managers of the case are trying to persuade senators to remove the president from office a number of the house impeachment managers paraded before the Senate yesterday today outlining their case against the president they used video clips of witness testimony during the impeachment inquiry and clips of president trump in order to to make their case. The Democrats have three days to to make their case before the president's lawyers have their turned. That's likely to start on Saturday. NPR's R.'s. Brian Naylor reporting Chinese officials. Say Seventeen people have died and more than six hundred others or sick from spreading respiratory illness officials are shutting shutting down all public transit in the central city of Wuhan where the illness broke out officials in Australia. Say Ariel water tanker crashed in New South. Wales stay today. Killing three firefighters aboard the officials say all the crew members were. US residents. Rachel Buongiorno has more on Thursday afternoon new New South Wales Rural Fire. Service said it had lost contact with C. One thirty Hercules aircraft which was being used in retain area water bombing operations in the snowy mountain region. And just south of Canberra the rural fire services. Commissioner said that there was no indication of what caused the accident but it's being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority said today across Pasta Ole Safety Requirements. There are just over one hundred. Seventy Americans helping to fight Australia's unprecedented wildfires. aww fires continuing the fifteen year history of the countries helping each other in firefighting efforts for NPR news. I'm Rachel Jordan. In Melbourne the International Court Board of Justice has ordered me in March to protect its remaining Muslim minority. Ranga Muslims after the Gambia. Accused Moore of genocide against the Ranga. Michael Michael Sullivan reports. The court isn't expected to decide the genocide case for years. Today's decision involved so called provisional measures Gambia asked for to protect the roughly six hundred thousand or so Rominger who remained in Myanmar who the court said remain at serious risk of genocide in the Buddhist majority state the court ordered Myanmar to prevent any further violence against the Roe Hinga who were denied basic freedom of movement many live in what amounts to detention camps camps and aren't recognized as citizens more than seven hundred and thirty thousand fled a brutal Myanmar military. Crackdown in two thousand seventeen for neighboring. Bangladesh the Dash Myanmar authorities insist no genocide or acts of genocidal intent occurred for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan. Chiang Rai Thailand on on Wall Street the Dow is down one hundred forty points at twenty nine thousand forty nine. The Nasdaq is down. Twenty two points this is. NPR Lebanon's new prime minister says he's country is facing a catastrophe an economic meltdown that he has pledged to address but fresh street protests or signaling a dramatic response. NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Beirut. Were Street battles continued through the night on the first day of the new government. Protesters rejected the new lineup. Up of cabinet ministers pressing the case. It's a continuation of the old corrupt system. The nightly street battles have become increasingly violent and destructive protesters. There's targeted an upscale multimillion-dollar mall or shop windows were shattered and the marble facades smashed in used appelt riot police Stephanie Lion a by-standers to the violence has been part of the protest movement for almost a hundred days. My father is jobless. My sister's jobless my mother's jobless even if they're gonNA break it GonNa look. I don't mind the economic collapses touch most families here and that is kept people coming to the streets Deborah Amos. NPR News Beirut in the US west the National Weather Service says a winter storm will track across the Midwest and south today and then moved toward the northeast winter. Weather advisories are posted from Nebraska. To Arkansas Console wintry mix is falling the new. CEO of aircraft maker. Boeing is promising the troubled seven thirty seven. Max Jetliner will safely fly again and David. Calhoun first news conference Wednesday. He says Boeing has never considered getting rid of the Max plane. It has been grounded since last March after two the deadly Max jet crashes Calhoun continues to defend Boeing's safety culture. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
"On. The investigation ramps up in Kenosha as anger continues to fill the streets and it's not just Wisconsin thousands marched in Washington. DC chatting for justice and Pausing for temperature checks, I'm Scott. I'm Debbie Elliott, and this is up I, from NPR news. Kenosha police say Jacob Blake had a knife in his car Wisconsin Attorney. General tells NPR releasing. That information is part of fair process. The fact that certain evidence was recovered for example, or that potato was deployed you're being as as open and transparent about things as we can be the latest on that case and of the Illinois teenager arrested for the fatal shooting of protesters in Kenosha. And we'll go to Louisiana where they're just starting to recover from Hurricane Laura stay with us. We've got the news you need to start the weekend. support for NPR in the following message come from American Express. Their proud to support small business owners through this unprecedented time, and whatever comes next to help your small business. GET BACK TO BUSINESS VISIT STAND FOR SMALL DOT com slash partner. That's the powerful backing of American Express. There's a widely seen video and the account given by Jacob Blake's lawyers but Wisconsin. Authorities have released very few details about the events leading up to Kenosha police shooting the twenty nine year old black man seven times in the back. This week in the Union that represents the officers involved in the shooting is putting out their version and NPR's David. SCHAPER joins US David. Thanks so much for being with us. My pleasure Scott. Jacob Lakes lawyers said he was breaking up a fight then tried to walk away. What does the Union say happened? Well the Kenosha Professional Police Association says that Blake was not at all breaking up a fight he was wanted on a warranty was armed with a knife. He was uncooperative noncompliant resisting officers attempts to gain compliance. They twice shot Tasers Adam, but the tasers failed to subdue him the Union statement goes on to say that Blake fought with the officers who input one of them in a headlock before breaking free and trying to get back into a vehicle. Based on the inability to gain compliance and control after using verbal physical and less lethal methods. The officers drew their weapons to statement says adding that quote Mr Blake continued to ignore the officers commands even with the threat of lethal force now present. And however the lawyers for the Blake family responded well in an interview on CNN last Night Blake Attorney Patrick, cafe called the Union's description overblown. Says that witnesses on the scene of told them that the police were the aggressors. Immediately, got physical with Blake and took him down to the ground and tased him and as he tried to get away from them and walk around the van and tried to get away from the situation that is an at a time when he was posing no women in thread, they shot him in the back point blank entites. David Andy responser statements from the Kenosha Police Department in State investigators. Not Much I mean, they did put out a couple of statements and and talk briefly but they've provided very few actual details about the events that led up to the shooting. They do say that there was found in the vehicle after the shooting, but they haven't set of Jacob Blake was brandishing that knife before the shooting happened. Police have also confirmed that there was a warrant issued for Blake back in July in that Hud straightening warrant was part of the reason they were trying to arrest him and they acknowledged that even though he is paralysed, he was handcuffed to the rail of his hospital bed while under a twenty, four hour police guard that because of he was under arrest but attorneys for Blake say a five hundred dollar bail has been posted. So the handcuffs were removed yesterday and he is no longer under that guard. Of course, there was also another shooting Tuesday night during the protests and Kenosha and police have arrested seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse who's charged with shooting and killing two people and injuring a third. What's the latest on that case? Well you know he was supposed to appear in court for an extradition hearing that's just over the border in. Lake County Illinois where he lives in is being held because that's where he was arrested But the judge granted a one month delay in that as family organizes attorneys to representative one of those attorneys whose apparently representing Lynnwood high profile defense attorney from Atlanta. Says the video will show that he acted in self defense and he tweeted yesterday. Or last night actually that murder charges are actually factually impossible adding that this is an egregious miscarriage of justice. Meanwhile, Kenosha police are taking a lot of heat for being seen in videos appearing to be supportive of armed vigilantes including rittenhouse before the shootings, and after for allowing Rittenhouse to walk right by several police vehicles with assault rifle slung over his shoulder police chief Daniel Messina's defenses, officers saying it was a chaotic situation and Rittenhouse didn't appear to be a threatening suspect or a lot of people in the area, a lot of people with weapons and unfortunately lot of gun player. That response is angering a lot of people here who said had been a black man walking toward them with a semiautomatic rifle. Would've at least been arrested if not shot. David which not like this weekend. Well it's a talent still kind of on edge, but know last night for the third night in a row is quiet in terms of in protests. There was a late afternoon, March and vigil for Blake, a smaller group of protesters gathered outside of the courthouse for awhile past the seven PM curfew but they had pretty much all left and gone home before eleven o'clock when. We last checked they're still people cleaning up damage from the fires and the riots earlier in the week and work being done on that front But there's still a lot of tension here over the racial inequalities and this the way this violent week is unfolded and there is a big rally that is planned for today with members of Jacob blakes family expected to attend. NPR's David Chen. Thanks so much. I pleasure Scott. People are in the streets of Washington. DC. Thousands for a demonstration organized after the police killing of George Floyd. It's called the get your knee off our necks March and had happened on the anniversary of the nineteen sixty three march on. Washington where Martin Luther King Junior proclaimed, I have a dream activists who marched called for organizing and getting out the vote this November NPR's WanNa Summers Watch the March and spoke to participants. She joins us now wanNA thanks for being with us. Hey, there. Good Morning. What did you see? Yes, there were thousands of protesters who gathered at the Lincoln memorial to call racial justice in an overhaul of countries criminal justice system. This was a really big crowd and also a really diverse crowd, and there are a number of speakers including union leaders, politicians, civil rights leaders, but they also heard some powerful words from a number of family members of black people who had been hurt or killed in cases that have caught public attention, and we should know that this event had been coming together for some months now but many people that I spoke to dead mentioned Jacob Blake, another name in a list of names that they say is just far too long. We've seen activism in the streets, all around the country, this summer and and violence and a few cities and their Guess. It was a lot of talk about what this all may mean come November what was the sense that the march yesterday which was peaceful. Yes as something striking to me was the urgency that I heard from people around voting as I was actually walking around. There were volunteers seemed like at every corner actually registering people to vote and one, hundred, sixty to one person I met her name is Stephanie Lion and when the nineteen sixty three march happened, she was only eleven years old and her mom told her she was too young to go. So she couldn't go and felt like she had to be there and the other thing that she was very insistent about was how she planned to vote I think that mail and voting gives me some suspect. Some apprehension in doing. So but standing in line shows that I'm really going to support the voting process and I think that he's going to be clean, legal and straightforward, and the topic kept coming up We also talked with Kai Marshall who lives in Jacksonville about it. So soon as early voting for early voting opens in Florida, that's what I go I got on. Wait for the day I go month before. So the lines are lower smaller. And so I can get in and out but I still participated in the process. Of course, these activists were marching gathering not far from the White House. We're just this week president trump accepted the Republican nomination for president. Yeah and if you remember in that speech President Trump talked about gatherings like this. You described the people participating as agitators who he said wanted to destroy the American way of life. A lot of people who gathered heard that speech and had a lot of strong words for the president. Almost everyone I talked. You said that they plan to support Joe Biden. And Kamala Harris Democratic candidates though there were certainly different degrees of enthusiasm. Akina new bre is twenty four and I spoke to her about the Democratic presidential nominee and whether she thought that young people like herself would vote in November or whether a lack of enthusiasm for the ticket might keep them home. They understand what's going on and they understand that whether you. Love Biden or not you gotTa vote for him because we can't have former trump new Ross said that it did not matter whether Biden Harris where a perfect fit she said she was more worried about the future of the country and what it would look like if president trump does win another four years NPR's WanNa Summers. Thanks so much. Thank you and you can hear more of one is reporting on the NPR politics podcast. So be sure to download and subscribe. Much of southern Louisiana is still without power for those who stayed behind Thursday when Hurricane Laura made landfall, and for those who have returned sense cleanup is difficult and slow going trees and power lines down throughout. Much of Lake. Charles one of the cities that took the brunt of the storm, which one hundred, fifty, mph, Winds Arbor you haas of member station w. w. no spent today there and joins us now. Good. Morning Aubrey Good Morning. So tell us what you saw. Yeah so I started my reporting downtown and that's where a lot of the most visible damages storefronts blown apart to be everywhere and windows shattered buildings that just you know completely fell apart I saw this massive broadcast tower that just crumpled to the ground and when I talked to some residents who are around, you told me they've often looked to this tower in past storms and it's been a comfort when it's still standing and they didn't have that this time around really let. Them know just how strong Laura was power still out across the city and the water isn't working either elected officials have said it might be weeks before residents get those services back and because there's no electricity traffic lights aren't working some roads are completely impassable either because they're covered with debris or floodwater and while were a lot of cars on the road you know relief workers and military vehicles. They weren't a lot of residents back just yet because the conditions are so difficult. Now I understand you were able to spend some time though with some people who were returning and trying to figure out if they're homes were still there and what damage had incurred and what what the damage was what did they find? Yeah. So I did I found a family, the pilots They told me that they evacuated to Arkansas as the storm was coming in and they returned to Lake Charles not exactly knowing what they would find when they got to their house they said everything looked pretty good from. The front, they could see that there was a branch on the back of the roof It wasn't until they walked around to the back yard. They saw that this massive branch had crashed through the ceiling opened up a hole in the kitchen and was placing a lot of weight on the rest of the roof I spoke with abby. PIAT. The daughter of the family as she saw this and she had a good sense of humor about it mom said, I always wanted to skype in my kitchen but now like this. And I when I was, there are lots of people had descended on the house to help the family out. Some are on the roof using a chainsaw to cut the branches of the big oak tree others were in the back cheering them on and still more people were inside the house moving furniture and belongings to try and limit the damage. We're trying to move everything before the ceilings caved in because it's looking like it won't last very long. So good spirit there despite the destruction did you get a sense from residents what they're planning to do next in the recovery? Yes. So obviously, it's always traumatizing after a major disaster like this people are thankful for what they have and they're thankful to alive and a lot of the people I spoke to just really relieved the damage from the storm was nowhere near as bad as forecasters thought it would be you know some people that I spoke to. You said, they were really expecting to come home to you know homes that had been completely flooded out and when they saw that that hadn't happened they were just you know really thankful but still it's not easy to recover from something like this. Things are in really really bad shape and without having power without having water, it's difficult for people to come back and it's difficult. You know to get the ball rolling when it comes to recovery work. So you know people don't know exactly when they're going to be able to you know get to the bulk of the work right now they're just kind of trying to like keep things where they are right now. So they don't get worse I. It's also late August in Louisiana. So it's hot and humid, and those aren't exactly the greatest conditioning to try to put things back together. That's Aubrey. You Haas of member station W.. Who has been reporting in Lake Charles Louisiana? 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