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to al-jazeera run special coverage documentaries discussions and reporters exploring the consequences of all actions and inactions and showcasing ways in which some was seeking to turn the tide a season of programming exploring the time of crisis ahead of the earth day on al-jazeera. the arab. verdict in the united states a jury finds former policeman derek shaven guilty of murdering george floyd. but i mean this is al jazeera life and also coming up. 6 family and friends of floyd unite to salute the verdicts but say the fight is not over. we have achieved to begin to change to actors. in this
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country. president joe biden hails the verdict as a step forward but says more work is needed to change the system. and that outcry a great against plans for a breakaway european super league forced chelsea and other powerful english football clubs to pull out. i. so much as of celebration and defiance are under way across the united states following the conviction of the former police officer charged over the death of george floyd a jury found very shaven guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder. on hearing the verdict demonstrators cheered in the streets outside the court and
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at the intersection where he was arrested he pledged to fight on until the 3 other principle involved have been convicted floyd died after shave and knelt on his neck for almost 9 and a half minutes here's how the judge delivered the verdict on tuesday. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one unintentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony by the defendant guilty as verdict agreed to this 20th day of april 2021 at 1. 44 pm signed your foreperson juror number 19. same captioned verdict count 2 we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count 2 3rd degree murder perpetrating an eminently dangerous act find the defendant guilty verdict agreed to this 20 if they have april 2021 at 1 45 pm signed by jury foreperson journal or 19 same caption verdict count 3 we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count 3 2nd degree manslaughter culpable
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negligence creating an unreasonable risk by the defendant guilty but it took about 10 hours for the jury to convict shaven on all 3 charges shaven is due to be sentenced in a week's faces up to 40 years in prison. ah. so it's lloyd's brother thinks people he's been demanding justice and them to keep on pushing his family held an emotional press conference where they said they were finally able to breathe again. every time she started by 1st in minneapolis and so she had the vote it came through faster than people expected guilty on all counts. i mean in some ways people who expected it but didn't expect it when you have cases like this this is very complex set of conflicting emotions because there's disbelief you could really see that disbelief that the jury did believe their eyes as the prosecution of alstom believe their
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eyes as to what they were seeing not policing but mud but at the same time as i had that sense of disbelief there was that belief all alone that you couldn't really come to any other conclusion but the complex nature of prosecuting a police officer holding law enforcement to count in this country means that you have to have those 2 versions at the same time even as you're looking at something with your an eye for 9 minutes and 29 seconds in addition we see this and they. just just being so. but there's always that sense of sadness but none of this is going to bring george floyd back and at least for the moment it's not really necessarily making any difference to policing anywhere else in the country but here's more of what george floyd's brother has. today we have agreed the game. this is gone. we'll get justice and we still we're going to fight for you tube.
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we've got a 5 fer everybody thank you all so much for just giving us this time and because we're here and we're not going anywhere and i want to thank all the protesters all the tourney's who stepped up all of that activists who stepped up and many who think they're not activists but advocates thank you all because justice put jobs meaning freedom far. next up sentencing in a week's time and an appeal no doubt. we expect that appeal and actually i just happened to watch a bit of folks he's just now actually on my way out of here and they're making much of a democratic congresswoman maxine waters having said you know having said that if there wasn't a guilty verdict them the campaign should go on there should be you know confrontation on the streets very much there in the sense of civil disobedience and the civil
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rights struggle but we can see now that the there's on the right already suggesting that this is time to amount to inciting rebellion and violence that making comparisons of what democrats said about donald trump on the john or german jahnu to the 6 capital insurrection we saw. lawyer bring this up already to the judge when he asked for a mistrial and the judge said well maybe you do we'll have grounds for that but we can see the bats clearly going to be a major focus of any attempt at an appeal then we yes we have that we have sentencing there as well and i think this is very interesting too because of that because one of the main arguments from the prosecution was it was so obvious that what derek chauvet was doing even a child could see it was wrong and then they would say but i don't one year old child at the scene did see it was wrong and told derek chauvet get off of him that's right poignant moment in the dying moments of george floyd's life but that could be an aggravating factor in the state that if you commit
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a felony if you commit a murder if you commit a major crime in front of a child that could add to the number of years your sentence if there aren't any aggravating factors as a 1st time offender derrick show will probably get on the low end of the on the scale if the sentence is up held but these sorts of facts will have to be taken into account as the as the prosecution makes a case for aggravated factors to try and to try and jail derek sherman for as long as possible as clearly as an example to others. thanks that chip in minneapolis. well celebrations of the verdicts have been limited to minneapolis new york and washington d.c. and in atlanta others are rallying to support the verdict there to money justice for other unarmed black people killed by police in recent years we've also heard from longtime civil rights activist al sharpton about the fight for justice for those killed at the hands of police. this is the 1st time in the history of
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distaste that a white police officer has been convicted nash no convicted of a murder. this is the 1st time in a long range of friends that we've seen 3 counts guilty at all 3. we don't find pleasure. we don't strum a breed a man going to jail we want to read the george be alive here for a result of bring that we because young people white and black some castigated many that are here tonight marched and kept this is just a down one case and in america this is to make racism in the criminal justice system but today was a good day but even though the prosecution said this was just one case about eric shelby and now this is about police brutality across this country and their courage is just one a regular regular basis as we even saw during the course of the trial and what the
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case really showed is that we have to take it to these grays lemond the greatest heights in order for black people to get justice when it comes to being killed by police in this country i mean and we were still very nervous myself included if there would be a guilty verdict when the highest charge for if there would be a hung jury even though the evidence was overwhelming in this case mean that the former prosecutor the prosecution team did a phenomenal job and that doesn't always happen. and that's partly a lot of credit to keep cows and it's run in general from minnesota who pulled together attorneys that could really pull together a tight case and bring it to justice as syncing guidelines for our derek show which falls somewhere within the category of 12 to 15 years and that's just the sad reality the judge can get war i don't suspect honestly that this judge would give more than that and that's one of the reasons why in minnesota you have the option
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in terms of sentencing to either be sentenced by judge or by the jury it's one of these rare things that they do have and then asserted that they go hand elsewhere and they're actually been already elected to by judge him presumably i think that's because he knows that he would get a lesser sentence we're told floyd's family and their lawyer spoke on the phone with president joe biden and thanked him for his support but remember the. kind of you know. the i don't remember better now we're not. going to make it go better if. you're just disappearing. biden said he was praying for the right verdict he's welcome the result call it a step towards justice in america. systemic racism. in our nation's soul. dinny on america justice for black americans
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profound fear and trauma the pain the exhaustion of black and brown americans experience every single day this can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in america. but also be clear such a verdict is also much to rear we have to listen i can't breed i can't breed. nice words. we can't let those words die with you. we have to keep your egos were. we must not turn away we can't turn away what a vice president called to her in the senate to post the job for justice and policing. we feel a sigh of relief still it cannot take away the pain
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a measure of justice isn't the same as equal justice in this verdict brings us a step closer and the fact is we still have work to do. we still must reform the system last summer together with senator cory booker and representative karen bass i introduced george floyd justice and policing at this bill would hold law enforcement accountable and help build trust between law enforcement and our communities this bill is part of george floyd's legacy. that's enough from a white house cross one that can be helped it has more of what president biden. this is a white house that believes that there is still so much work to be done and that was the focus of the comments * as the u.s. president and 1st lady jill biden as a lot of well as couple harris telephoned george floyd's families to speak with
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them again saying that there is so much more work to be done and a commitment that they will continue to do that work kamel harris pointing out that we wouldn't even be discussing this case today this verdict guilty on all 3 counts for derek show from the police officer who knelt on george floyd's now causing his death we wouldn't be talking about this if it weren't for smartphones and the courage of those people who stepped out and spoke up against what they see as one of the greatest challenges in the united states and that is systemic racism something that was the focus of the president's comments a challenge to all americans as he spoke there saying that not only is it important to acknowledge that it exists but also to confront it saying that it is a systemic racism it is a stain on the nation's soul now in reference to that legislation the george floyd
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act it is in congress the president referencing that it came out about a year ago but it has still not been passed into law when the president spoke to george foy's family he said he's looking forward to bringing this into law by signing it but 1st it has to be passed in congress is passed in the house it is stuck in the senate. still ahead here on al-jazeera the president child is killed in battle what his death could mean for the security of the whole region. it's time for the perfect gentleman. sponsored plan qatar airways the reins gathering again in china and he will probably keep gathering in moves in unusual direction because of disruption to the system just coming in to the bottom your screen says super typhoon is off the edge of the philippines now and the
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forecast it stays over open water to get dangerously close to some of the small japanese islands and to taiwan but it does mean that temporarily there's no rain in the korean peninsula or in japan the sun is out to warm things up and here's the progress of the next bit of rain out of china and it does go to china to the yellow sea and probably heading towards the korean peninsula for the weekend the same time so the game is over open water but you can imagine the swell hitting the eastern side of taiwan that time south of all this and the rainy season looks like it's coming to a close the raw showers in indonesia and malaysia but not many to be honest the forecast chop shows precious few dark blue top the rather more obvious in sumatra peninsular malaysia and maybe bits of thailand and arguably the rains trying to get into the bay of bengal but it's taken it a step back off over the last 4 days and apart for a few showers in care and scattered elsewhere in the is fairly dry quite hot in the north and still is quite
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a few showers still to affect danny. sponsored poll qatar airways. finland has committed to cutting its carbon emissions with the world's most ambitious reduction goal carbon neutrality in just 15 years now it's very tired to actually get it and we can do it if we want to but 1st the nation must tackle the dirty legacy of a profitable fossil fuel industry and being an active emanations source people in power finland's plummets warriors on a. delicate
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you watch the others are a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.s. jury has found a police officer dirt shaven guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder over the death of george floyd 7 is due to be sentenced in 8 weeks and faced up to 40 years in prison. crowds in minneapolis have vowed to stay on the streets until all 4 officers involved in floods arrest a convicted the verdict was met with tears of relief and celebration from supporters chanted george ford's name many say the fight for justice is far from over. i mean u.s. president has called the verdict a rare but important step towards justice in america joe biden spoke to ford's family for addressing the nation calling his death and murder all day long. football's controversial european super league is on the verge of collapse just 2 days after it was announced all 6 english clubs have pulled out after a backlash from supporters players and politicians leave barker reports now from chelsea stadium in london where furious fans united against the move. the.
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stamford bridge home of chelsea one of the 6 rebel english teams who signed up for the new league on the pitch the team were facing brighton on choose day night off it furious negotiations as the club management alarmed by the backlash from fans were said to be drawing up the paperwork to withdraw from the league the fans gathered in front of the ground making their opposition clear even the team bus prevented from getting to the stadium the scumbag owners of their team that they bought into the super league so they don't have to earn their way into terms but following chelsea's lead in quitting the league manchester city along with spanish side that let it go madrid city's manager gave this damning assessment of the project a sports. is not a sport when the relation between day effort and success the effort and reward
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doesn't exist don't exist so he's not a sport so he's not a supporter of the success already garant. earlier on choose staying at a comma setting in switzerland the president of europe's governing body you wafer urged all 12 european teams from england spain and italy to think again gentlemen you made that huge mistake some will say it is greed. others disdain arrogance for your complete ignorance of england's forgo culture but actually doesn't matter the british prime minister met for crisis talks with fans groups and officials from england's football association and the premier league i think it's not in the interests of found it's not in the interests of football and prince william president of the football association said the league risks damaging the english game we love. only days after the idea of
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a super league 1st surfaced in alex like chelsea fans have got exactly what they wanted a decision by top brass in the club to hastily exit this unpopular project crowds here have gone from protest to jubilation. meanwhile many of the club's owners and top officials have remained tight lipped real madrid president florentino perez who is one of the few to publicly defend the project designed he said to safe soccer and i'm sure there is some what we want to do is save football so it can live peacefully for at least the next 20 years. biggest and richest club so faced unprecedented anger from their fans from the remaining 14 teams in england's premier league pressure that now appears to a for some of the most powerful people in football to change their plans these park al-jazeera london to ukraine where the president has asked his russian counterpart
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to meet in the country's east to discuss an end to escalating conflict in the region of limits lenski invited me putin to the border regions of donbass ukrainian troops and russian backed separatists have been fighting there since 2014 kids have blames rising tensions on moscow's decision to amass tens of thousands of troops on the border russia says it's just a military exercise. a car bomb targeting security forces has exploded in afghanistan's capital of kabul security officials say the blast was aimed at a convoy the interior ministry says it was a suicide attack well the attack comes as afghanistan's peace talks set to take place in istanbul this week were perspired and until after ramadan sources say the talks have been delayed because of the taliban's refusal to participate the discussions were meant to fast track agreements between the taliban and afghan government following the u.s. announcement to withdraw troops by september the 11th in a blunt assessment the top u.s.
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general for the middle east told congress that would drawing troops from afghanistan will make the fight against groups harder. but i can broadly state if you leave afghanistan and you want to go back and conduct these kinds of operations there are 3 things you need to do you need to find a target you need to fix the target and you need to be able to finish the target so those 3 things all of the 1st 2 require have the intelligence support in you're out of the country and you don't have the ecosystem that we have there now it will be harder to do that it is not impossible to do that it would just be harder to do it . china's military has promised an 18 month transition to free elections after announcing the death of president idriss deby the army says he was killed while visiting soldiers fighting rebels in the frontline that we had just won reelection and was one of africa's longest serving leaders hit morgan reports now from the capital. this was chat's president idriss deby campaigning last week early election results indicated he'd won
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a 6th term in office but debbie had reportedly joined his son and other soldiers on saturday to repel an attack by a rebel group in the northern province of. border with libya according to the military he was severely injured and on monday it announced his passing it says it's created a transitional military council led by debbi son and has suspended the constitution i yearn for a transitional government will be put in place a new republican institutions will be put in place to facilitate the transition and by the organization of free democratic and transparent elections following the spirit of sacrifice that the marshal of chatted for for all his life right up until his last suffering. in the capital where people celebrated election victory the night before the announcement there were mixed reactions. it sad news the presidential elections went off peacefully through to the declaration of results by the election commission and then the next day we learned the sad news of the death
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of the president after being injured badly at the frontlines it's sad news for the entire country. when i was in the news a surprising i moved by the rumors that are going around about the chances of a consul give me the impression that some information is false they already talking about dissolving parliament that is delicate we have a constitution so for me i'd say it was a coup and he was killed it greece debbie was a former military officer who came to power in 1990 he faced numerous coup attempts and his opposition accused him of ruthlessness the rebel front for change and concord group wanted to remove president it attacked a government position at the border on election day on april 11th chad's closest ally france provided its military with logistical support and intelligence it seems like the. removal derby has not changed the military situation and as long as the military remains largely of loyalty to his son which seems likely to be the case
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given that used to be the commander of the presidential guard and the chair you know his best units he's a 4 star general he's only 37 years old. if he can keep that loyalty then there's no way the rebellion can take advantage of that anymore and they could have under his father. more than $300.00 rebel fighters have reportedly been killed in the fighting to or in the past few days that president debi has now also died in the fighting has shocked the nation and made the security situation in the wider to hell region even more fragile he will morgan al-jazeera. tributes are pouring in from western allies following that could have could have wider implications for security in the whole child is one of the biggest troop contributors to the fight against groups in the region i would interest reports not nigeria's capital of a. idriss deby presented himself as a strong leader and that's what he wants for his life in the west and in africa. this will seem on the battlefront like shot last year when his troops food and
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eventually expelled. and i said to the group. he's death on another battlefront is a huge blow to our allies and the fight against armed groups in this al and else why enough. that are concerned with security challenges increasing and whom the country may limit or even reduce its participation in external conflict it was reported 3 years ago that debbie before he died was moving units that he had deployed somali in news year back to chad to help defend the capital these are some of his best units so if the current interim government has to keep those units in chad for security purposes. then that would disrupt at least in the short term france's and the broader g 5. counterterrorism efforts in. those ripples remain a threat a father deterioration of security in charge could trigger the withdrawal of its troops from regional to bolster security at home this will in turn leave many
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countries in this hell and lake chad regions more vulnerable to study and troops there play a significant role in stopping armed groups from overturning many communities. chod a country with a history of cool civil war and tribal conflict it's battling various rebel calls the latest being the one in which president deby lost his life. the group was until a year ago based in libya and was fighting alongside mess in a race on the how do you have to ironically one of the reasons that they're coming back into chad right now is because of the peace agreement that was forged under the united nations also says in libya requiring all foreign armies to leave the country and so they're doing just that they're bringing with them the training and the arms that they gained inside of libya and they're bringing them to chat. with the region awash with heavy and small weapons some of the libya conflict experts say chide and the entire region could see an uptick in violence by rebels and i'm
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groups in coming months western powers considered as a dependable and one child in forces to continue to play the tool of the new military government having so much to deal with right now that are no guarantees but chardin troops will continue to fight on those battles one that has trouble. i'm with you greece on to see it up. pakistan's government has begun debating whether to expel the french ambassador the parliamentary vote is part of the deal with the banned political party to recall it. in an effort to end the anti france rallies they have been working strikes and party members who walked routes into major cities in protest against french cartoons depicting the prophet mohammed. says the chief of mimosa military giunta will attend an emergency meeting of southeast asian leaders this weekend to discuss the crisis in the country and the 6 people were reportedly killed by security forces on tuesday protesters in the southern city of way held
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a candlelight vigil for more than 700 people killed since the coup in february. it's only in the netherlands will start using the johnson and johnson job after europe's drug regulator recommended that it should include a warning label the european medicines agency found possible links between the one dose caywood 19 vaccine and red blood clots says the side effects of side effects are rare and the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks with johnson and johnson polls the rollout of its job last week after recommendations from the u.s. authorities in sweden people under the age of 65 who have had one dose of the ashes in like a vaccine will be given a different job for the 2nd best comes of a fear is it can cause extremely rare but serious blood clots sweden is now only using the vaccine produced by a british swedish company or people over 65 the country which is experiencing a 3rd wave has been criticized for taking a more relaxed approach. the un has made an appeal for funding to help the relief
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effort on the caribbean island of st vincent the island has been devastated by a series of fall cannick eruptions the explosions from a lawsuit free and have covered much of the island in layer of ash destroyed crops and affected water supplies thousands of people have had to flee their homes. so this is out 0 these are the top stories and a u.s. jury has found police officer guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder over the death of george floyd 7 is due to be sentenced and 8 weeks to face up to 40 years in prison.


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