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[captioning made possible by democracy now!] ♪ amy: from pacifica, this is democracy now! >> police, fire, or medical? >> i did talk to the police. >> ok. he has been shot? >> yes. our neighbor. how many minutes ago did this happen? >> just now. just now in front of me. amy: today, the shocking story of the death of khalid jabara, a
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lebanese-american man shot dead in tulsa, oklahoma, in an apparent hate crime. police have arrested his neighbor the same man who was , jailed last year for hiting khalid's mother with his car. we will speak with khalid jabara's brother and sister. plus, we go to north carolina to mohammad abu-salha, his daughters and son-in-law were killed last year in hauntingly similar case. >> execution style. it was a hate crime by a neighbor. our children spoke about they were uncomfortable with him. he came to their apartment more than once, condescending, threatenining, and despising and talking down to them. amy: then to north dakota where indigenous activists are continuing to protest the proposed $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline, which they say would threaten to contaminate the missouri river.
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>> i've for one made a commitment. they will have to kill me or locked me in jail, but i will stand to protect the sacred waters. amy: we will speak with dave archambault, chairman of the standing rock sioux tribe, and d indigenous activist winona laduke. all that and more coming up. welcome to democracy now, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. health officials havave issued n unprecedented warning to pregnant women, telling them not to travel to parts of miami-dade county amid dozens of confirmed cases of locally transmitted zika virus. the virus has now been conclusively linked to microcephaly, a condition where babies born to infected mothers have abnormally small heads and other health problems.
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the travel advisory issued by center for disease control concerns two neighborhoods, wynwood and miami beach. this is miami beach mayor philip levine. >> we need federal help. we need the federal government to step up and do what is necessary to reconvene and make sure the state and the count to get the proper funding immediately so that we can use these resources t to combat this virus. amy: public health officials are warning that the zika virus may soon spread to parts of louisiana a and texas. it has a also reread to the usus .s. territories of american samoa, the u.s. virgin islands, and puerto rico, as well as throughout dozens of caribbean and latin american countries. the world health organization has declared zika a global public health emergency. meanwhile, in key haven, florida, officials have sparked controversy with a proposal to release genetically modified mosquitoes in efforts to stop the potential spread of zika. the genetically modified mosquitoes have been alterered o carry a gegene that causes the offsprining to die as larva.
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the idea is to relelease the mae geneticalllly modified mosquitos into the wild, so they will mate withth female mosqsquitoes. the proposal has caused fierce oppoposition from local residen, who fear the long-term h health and enenvironmental impacts. the proposal will appear as a nonbinding referendum on the november ballot. president obama visiting louisiana today, where some neighborhoods still have up to 2 feet of standing water left from the historic flooding last week. at least 13 people died and 40,000 homes were destroyed in what the red cross has called the woworst naturaral disasteren ththe u.s. sinince hurricacane . obama a has faced d criticism mm residedents and ththe local newspaper "the advocate" for not traveling to the flood zone earlier,omompari hisis flure to visithehe regn toto psidentnt george w. shsh's fafaile to avel t tnew orleans in the wa o of huicanane trina a 200505 louisia a goveor j johbel edwardrdhas sent until now he
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does notanant o obama to come. meanwhile, wildfires continue to rage across the western states of california, washington, and wyoming. officials say more than two dozen homes were destroyed by wildfires near spokane monday, while nearly 50 homes were destroyed by a wildfire in san luis obispo county. officials say the fires are worsened by the historic climate-fueled drought. in news from the campaign trail, donald trump is standing by his harsh immigration proposals, which include deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants and building a war on the the u.s.-mexico border. over the weekend, trump's new campaign manager kellyanne conway attempted to soften his proposals, saying his deportation plans remained quote "to be determined." but trump repeatedly stood by his mass deportation proposals on monday, including during this interview with fox news' bill o'reilly. mr. trump: the first thing we do
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it and when i win is get rid of all of the bad ones. we have a lot of bad people that have to get out of this country. we will get them out. the police know who they are. we don't do anything. they go around killing people and hurting people. they will be out of this country so passed, your head will spin. -- fast, your head will spin. as far as everybody else, we will go through the process. amy: donald trump has canceled a speech about policies slated for thursday. he continued his efforts to appeal to africacan american voters monday, while speaking to an overwhelmingly white crowd in akron, ohio. mrmr. trurump: crime at levels u have never seen. yoyou can go to war zones and countries we are fighting, and it is safer than living in some of our inner cities. they are run by the democrats. to t the afrfrican-americans, wi employ so many people, to the
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hispanics, treremendous peoeopl, what the hell do you have to lose? amy: in fact, fbi data shows violent crime in the united states has been declining steadily for the last two decades. trump's approval rating among african-americans is between 0% and 1%. yet, trump has said repeatedly in recent days that if elected, by 2020, he'll win 95% of the african-american vote, a claim that even his running mate, indiana governor mike pence, appears to doubt.. this is pence duduring an intervieiew with fox news' a aiy earhardt. dononald trump telling ththe african-amererican communinity,m the guy for you. he will havave20,0, 95% of t the african-american support. why are you laughing? >> that is donald trump. amy: hillary clintonon is facing questions after a new round of emails released monday again reveal the close ties between the clinton foundationon and the state department while hillary
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clinton served as secretary of state. the 725 pages of emails were released by the conservative group judicial watch, which obtained them through a freedom of information act request earlier this year. they show clinton's deputy chief of staff huma abedin corresponding with multiple clinton foundation donors, including crown prince salman of bahrain, whose scholarship program committed $32 million over five years to the clinton global initiative. he was seeking a meeting with hillary clinton. another email shows abedin corresponding with a los angeles-based sports executive, who had donated between $5 million and $10 million to the foundation. he wanted help getting a visa for a british soccer player. the visa was never granted. on monday, bill clinton said he would remove himself from the board of the foundation if hillary clinton becomes president. this all comes as a federal judge has ordered the state department to set a timetable for the release of 15,000 additional emails the fbi has
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collected during the agency's investigation into clinton's use of a private email server. former secretary of state colin powell is pushing back on rumors he advised clinton to set up a private e-mail servers saying " her people are trying to pin it on me." night,le on monday hillary clinton faced protests by palestinian rights activists outside a fundraising event in of beverly hills estate billionaire haim saban. saban has contributed millions to one of clinton's super pacs. much of the donations came after clinton herself wrote a letter to saban expressing her alalarm over t the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. in the july 2, 2015 5 letter, hillary clinton wrote "i know you agree we need to make countering bds a priority. i am seeking your advice on how
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we can work together." this comes as israel has carried out up to 50 airstrikes s in i the israeli-occupied gaza strip. palestinian officials say at least four people have been wounded in the strikes, inclcluding a 17-year-old boboy. officials s also say a water tor was dadamaged. israel says the strikes are in retaliation for a rocket launched into israel over the weekend. former fox news host andrea tantaros has filed a lawsuit alleging top fox news executives punished her after she reported being sexually harassed by former fox news chairman roger ailes. in the lawsuit, tantaros said she was prohibited from wearing pants on air because, as executives told her, "roger wants to see your legs." tantaros also alleges she was removed from one of fox's top-rated shows after she refused to turn around during a meeting with roger ailes, who
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told her he wanted to "get a good look at her. " tantaros says that when she told executive bill shine about the harassment he told her to "let this one go." shine has taken over as co-president of fox news following ailes resignation. the lawsuit writes "fox news masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, playboy mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny." unquote. ailes resigned inin july, receiving a $40 0 million seseverance package. in texas, a federal court has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the obama administration's directive saying students have the right under federal law to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. the directive, issued in may, suggests school districts could
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face lawsuits or loss of funding if they fail to protect transgender students from discrimination and unequal access to facilities. the injunction, issued sunday night, comes as millions of students prepare to return to school this week. this is white house spokesman josh earnest. >> our goal has been from the beginning to provide for the safety and security and dignity of students all across the country. so i guess the point is, we have a lot of confidence in the guidance put forward. we have confidence in the legal basis for issuing that guidance. amy: in afghanistan, more than 100 u.s. soldiers have been sent to the capital of helmand province to fight the taliban. it's believed to be the first deployment of u.s. troops to lashkar gah since 2014. a july report issued by a us
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.s. government watchdog says the taliban now controls more territory across afghanistan than at any point since 2001. the u.s. war in afghanistan is the longest war in u.s. history. in libya, the western-backed government suffered aa no-cononfidence vote monday. members of the libyan house of representatives voted 61 to 1 against the un-backed government of nationanal accord known as te gna. 39 parliament membmbers abstaind from the vote. libya currently has three competing governments that claim legitimacy. earlier this month, the pentagon began carrying out airstrikes in libya against isis in what it says it wil will be an ongoing campaign. in mexico, teachers across the southern states of oaxaca, michoacan, guerrero, and chiapas are on strike to protest president enrique pena nieto's so-called education reforms, which seek to implement standardized testing across the mexico and weaken the power of teachers unions. on monday, which was the first day of classes across mexico, teachers instead marched through the streets of oaxaca city.
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this is juan garcia from section 22, the local chapter of the teachers union. >> the school calendar we are going to propose and which we are designing concerns the standards of work being fulfilled with the families, not of us. -- not the boss. amy: in june, a deadly police attack on protesting teachers in oaxaca left more than nine people dead and more than 100 woununded. u.s. olympic gold medalist ryan lochte has lost 4 corporate sponsorships, including speedo and ralph lauren, amid the scandal over his decision to lie to brazilian authorities about having been robbed. swimmer lochte and his teammates claimed they were robbed at gunpoint by men posing as police officers during the olympic games, but brazilian authorities say they actually vandalized a gas station and then invented a story about having been the victims of a robbery. and those are some of the headlines.
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this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i am amy goodman. we turn now to look at north dakota, where indigenous activists are consuming to protest the proposed $3.8 billion dakota access pipeline, which they say would threaten to contaminate the missouri river. >> respect our water. respect our land. on our rights. -- honor our righys. ts. amy: 1000 indigenous activists have traveled to the sacred stones at camp. the protests have shut down construction along parts of the pipeline. a waterrs have included rights activists. many red nations are here,
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and many m more are coming. we put a call out for land offenders to come, and the word reresiance is bebeing usesed. sometimes, we have a problem with english language deciding which words to usese, but i if e listen t to our spirit, we are here to protect sacred waterer. people will come frorom all alog the river to protect the river they belong to. amy: dennis banks has also taken part in the protests against the dakota pipeline. he w was also part of the 1973 wounded knee stand off. >> we are putting a call out for world leaders to come here -- wa rrrriors to come here to do dirt action, to stop them because they can contaminate it. we cannot stand for that. we cannot let that happen.
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i are one made a commitment -- i for made a commimitment they wil have to kill me or let me in jail.--- lock me in >> what is h happening here is easily important because of the stand you arare ready toto make. when t they threaten the environmnment, thehey are threatening you. we are part mountain. we are part ocean. we are part river. we are part flour and grass and trees. all of this. we are part of all of this. the they threaten enenvironment anyplace, they are threatening you. you have to be in that mindset. that is who you are. arere. who we
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our culture, our heritage is what has made us warriors. amy: that was dennis banks. we are joined now by dave archambault, the chair of the standing rock sioux tribe. thank k you very much for being with us. can you explain for us what this whole controversy is about. dave: there is a lot of different components that all lead up to one, and it is the pipeline that is threatening the lives of people, lives of my tribe, as well as millions down the river. of hreatens the ancestry sites that are significant to our tribe.
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we never had an opportunity to express our concerns. this is a corporation that is coming forward and just bulldozing through without any concern for tribes. the things that have happened to private donations across this have been unjust and unfair, and we can no longer pay the cost for this nation's well-being. we pay for economic development. we pay for national security. with it for energy independence. pay for energy independence. it is at our expense we pay for those benefits. we share similar concerns that similar wrongdoings to us, so we are uniting his standing up and
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saying no more. amy: can you explain what exactly the dakota access pipeline is and how it ended up going through your land? dave: dakota access pipeline is a pipeline that goes 1200 miles taking crude oil from the northwest side of north dakota down to illinois. we were made aware of this in 2014. our biggest concern was it crossed the missouri river twice. a lake, and once north of our reservation. right away, when we first learned of it, we said we do not want this. we don't want it here.
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it is a private pipeline from a private company out of dallas, texas. o outis a big corporationon of dallas s who are mamaking decisions for the state and north dakota for my reservation, and they have noensitivityty or acknowledgdgment of what is in place. g greed --see is $ $'s d dodollar signs and grereed, so e are nonot happy wiwith this com. there are portio o of e pililine acrs fededel lands lilike water, sohey hahaveo get permits. lanwners whdo noapprove the pipeline, there is an enent doin takiki. the ldowners havtheir has tied, but in the federer permitng pcessss othe 1200
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miles, 200aterwaysmamaybe 0 miles, our federal land. -- are federal in. iland. we will ask agencieies to reconsider and take a look at this because we never have the opportunity to express our concerns. amy: i want to go back to deborah and lola speaking at the sacred stone camp. >> we are putting a call out for warriors to come here to do fromt action to stop them goining under this watater becae th it will contamiminate it. we cannot stand for that. we cannot let that happepen. i for one made a commitment they
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will have to kill me or locked me in jail -- lock me in jail, but i will stand to protect the sacred water, and i am guided by spirit. amy: that is deborah, who participated in the 1973 sand up in which members of the american indian movement occupy wounded knee to demand their treaty rights. to call for focus for action att secret stone. >> i understand that range. i fought with cops before. i have been shot at by police. i have been shot b by police. we got it on with police back in the day, so i understatand the rage, but what we are here together to protect sacred water, let's do it with dignity, training, unity. ,my: chairman dave archambault explain what this cap is, where it is -- camp is, where it is,
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how many people are coming out to it, and how the state is responding. along the camp is cannonball river close to the mouth of the missouri river. mp started out in april of 2016 as a prayer camp. the prayers have been answered. there has been power in prayer. and opened the eyes to everybody that through prayer and unity, great things can happen. since the demonstrations started , more and more people begin coming in showing overwhelming support for this. we had two large masses of people coming -- we had to anticipate large masses of people coming.
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it is on a nice flat. right now, it is about peace and prayer and uniting. feeling a really good if you would walk through the camp. there are no guns, violence, drugs, alcohol, and it kind of took a life of its own. and evolved into something special. ,he state has taken action which there is no cause for. barricade right before you get into fort park, and thisrs par, custer's barricade creates a
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hardship for members who live on standing rock. the state also removed its emergency system vehicles that we initially got to establish and accommodate large masses of people. amy: you were arrested there? dave: yes i was. amy: i want to play the north dakota sheriff's comments, claims he made that there have been reports of weaponsns at sacred stone spiririt camp anand geget yo resesponse. >> certaininly turning i into an unlawful protest with the ththis th h have been donone and compromisesed of to this popoin- up t to this pointnt. we have had incidents and reports of weapons, pipe bombs, shots fired. amy: that is the sure. -- shieeriff. your response. dave: there were never any pipe bombs, shots quiet, unlawful activity taking place. when you have a large mass of
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people in the area, especially with social media, you have rumors. that can create i would ask that the sheriff and governor validate anyny rumors they come across before they decisions to create a blockade or declare a state of emergency or to r remove any o f theieir emergency assssistance vehicles. i i understa they have safety concncerns, but you have to be present t at the camp, and you will seeee it as peaceful place. shareare happyeoplpl who a comm prar. y:an you expla the lawsuit? ve:e are filg a lawst on thestructi of our cestra burialite a neveriven the opportunyo prott tm as
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needo have diberatns and share our ncerns a hope ey hes and see repreion of our concns in thfinal plan none of at has ten place. we asked f consultatn prior to anyinalraft ando surve the rtes to me surehat ne of th sit that we ifrish uld be destroyed t untiafter theyinalize what ty want tdo. the mpany th is dointhe ea for the rps of enginee tel us how or whe they a going to go. now th invite to do surveys, and we don't think that is right. we think it is unlawful, unjust. amy: dave archambault. when we come back, winona laduke will also join us. stay with us. ♪
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amy: my friends take courage by the lakota thunder. this is democracy now!,
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democracynow.org, the war and peace report. as we continue to look at the growing indigenous protest against the $3.8 billion proposed pipeline, which they say will print to contaminate the missouri river, we are ,oined now by winona laduke native american activist. she lives and works on the white earth reservation in northern minnesota. she was the green party vice presidential nominee i in 1996 d 2000. welcome back to democracy now!. can you talk about why you have gotten i involved with this bate against the dakota access pipeline? winona: good morning first, amy and dave. is our territory. -- it is our territory. there are three new lines proposed it to our one of them is the sandpiper that would cross five of our reservations
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affected by the pipipelines, whh would go by the mississippi river. there is a push for a brand-new cooridoor. they are falling apart pipelines, so instead of ownning up their mess, they want to create a new mass, so we have been fighting them saying they cannot do that. the courts have been ruling in our favor. i was really surprised because enbridge told us the only thing they can do, the only way they can get their oil to market was to run it through northern minnesota. one day i wake up and they forgot about us and move to north dakota. seems very disingenuous to me. amy: talk about what you found ththeir.
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-- there. what i found d in north kota is ththe state of north dakota h has been bending over backwards for the e oil compani, alththou there arere now more lawsuits than active drilling rigs out there. therere was such a big pusush to develop this oil and bust up the bedrock k of mother eartrth comp with chemicals i in it, looook e other r way, and protect t thins are lookikin goingng swiwimming. they arere taking a beating on t riright now. there is an n active 80% dpp in drilngng. they do not have it goining on, but they are bound and determined to geget whatever oil out of there they can to . north dakota regulators are in bed with oil industry, and they have looked the other way.
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they have pushed the pipelines through really fast without any tribal consultation and without a full environmental impact statement. that is what needs to happen. , what we say is you should have a role to wheels impact -- well to wheels impact. it is not just endangering all of the watersheds. it is not just the fact that former editor of scientific american judy bell says 57% of a catastrophic leak. it is not just that. what about all that carbon? we're sitting here in this world, where there has been no rain in syria for five years. there is catastrophic storms eveverywhere, and his pipeline will bring about 250,0,000 per y tons of carbon into the atmosphere. that is what this dakota access pipeline is, and that is wrong. a private corporation does n not get to decide.
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canadianis a corporation, and i have no right they have our -- and no right to destroy our future. amy: you about that an enbridge looks a lot like enron. explain.n. winona: enbridge is not doing so well. i write letters to the president of enbridge saying, hey i am wondering about a few things,. they had a few catastrophic blowups last year. this year, june 30, they lost this big pipeline. and bridge is in the pipeline business, the northern gateway pipeline, $7.9.9 billion propos. they thought they had it with the harper administration. it was looking good in canada. trudeau gets in. every tribe, every nation, and the providenc province of britih
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thembia, what happens is canadian federal appeals court rules that all of the permits are void. and bridge and the government -- enbridge and the government have to go back and talk to the first nations. $7.9 billion pipeline. we got them on the ropes in minnesota. they are now in the eis proroces although we would like to screw around that -- skirt around that. problem called the faulty line scandal. in july, it was announced in the national observer, that enbridge and another company from the these pipes thailand-based company.
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discount pipes. they purchased pipes and valves that are faulty. the canadian government says emergency situation. ?here are the pipes, an enbridge's lawyers said they neneed time to disclose where the pipes are. we have six lines going to our ecosystem. maybe ththey are there or in a pile next to lake george next to my reservation. we would like a disclosure to where the faulty pipes are that enbridge has. their shares have dropped 40% from two years ago so i feel like enbridge is not looking so good to their shareholders, and they have a lot of liability they are putting on us, on americans, on native people.
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i feel like that company is not a reliable corporation. the laborersth, international union of north america endorsed the dakota access pipeline. terry o'sullivan, general president,t, said the men and womemen of leona apply the u.s. ararmy corps of engineers for is fair and thorough review for the highly skilled and trained men of leona projects like the dakota access. they are more than just pipelines. they are crucial to families and supporting jobs. corey bryson said we have been inundated with calls from all over the country -- laborers local 563 business agent, cory brysyson said "we'veve been inundated with calls from all over the country from people wawanting to work on this pipele project.t. mainline pipipeline prprojects e dakota accesess provide excellet working opportunities for our members and tremendous wages." your response, winona laduke. winona: my respsponse is they he a d and infrastructure.
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that is why everything is eroding in this country. what we need is the skill laborers to be put too work. i am sayaying take the parts sitting in northern minnesota and send them to flint, michigan. they need billions of dollars worth of pipe infrastructurere there. we don't need pipes in minnesota. we would like a little helelp wh our water and sewer systems. i am all for organized labor, but what i want is pipelines, infrastructure for people, not for fossilil fuels, not for oil companies. i am all for that. there are plenty of peoplele tht can be put to work, and it is five times as many jobs doing infrastructure for communities, for people. i am asking america labor to stand with us and say we want -- pipelines from infrastructure that goes for
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communities and people and not oil companies that will destroy our environment and caused more climate change destruction. amy: winona laduke, we want to thank you for being with us. she lives and works on the water reservation. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. what we come back, we go to tulsa and north carolina. statement us. -- stay with us. ♪ [music break]
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amy: home by sandmoon lede here
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on democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. in oklahoma, funeral services were held friday for khalid jabara, a lebanese-american man police say was shot dead by his next-door neighbor in a possible hate crime. police say stanley majors will be charged with first-degree murder. the august 12th killing came less than a year after the same neighbor was arrested and jailed for hitting jabara's mother with his car while she was jogging. at the time, the mother already had a restraining order against majors after he threatened and harassed her. majors served eight months in jail, but was then released on $60,000 bond even though tulsa county prosecutors called him "a substantial risk to the public." the jabara family says majors had harassed them for years calling them racial slurs. , the jabaras are orthodox christian immigrants from lebanon, which they fled in the 1980s.
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"when's sister wrote family lived in fear -- my family lived in fear for years, yet he was released from jail with no ankle monitor, no alcohol drug testing, nothing." shortly before he was shot, khalid jabara called 911 to report his neighbor had a gun. >> he was driving off. i was asking what was going on. .e hit me >> hold on tn, sir. i will get you to the nonemergency line. >> this is an emergency. he told me he hit him with the gun and fired it three times somewhere in the house. >> someone fired a gun into your neighbor's house? >> yes, in his own house. >> did you hear any gunshots?
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>> the noise i heard on my window was like not a knock. i don't know what it was. i am not saying if i heard it or not. >> you think it was out of the 9932? >> yes. indian? white, black, >> the person next door is white. amy: police responded to khalid jabara's call, but left without speaking to stanley majors. khalid was shot khalid's father mounah , jabara then called 911 to report what happened. >> he has been shot? >> yes. our neighbor.
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>> how many minutes ago did this happen? >> just now. just now. in front of me. >> they got who shot the gun, was the white, black, indian, or hispanic? >> white. >> how old? >> my next-door neighbor. >> how old if you had to guess? >> 60, 65. >> what color close was he wearing? >> i don't know. my son is on the floor. i can go. go. >> ok. you did not see what color shirts and pants he is wearing? >> he is there. he is the next-door neighbor. i did not go out. >> to you know what kind of gun he has? >> i don't know. i have not seen him. i heard shots. >> how many gunshots were fired? >> three. >he is on the floor, my son.
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>> where was he shot at? where was he shot at? >> you shot him. -- he shot him. >> outside or inside the house? you?y did he shoot why did he shoot you? we need the ambulance. >> >> i have a violence and everyone in route to you -- en route to you. jabara.t was mounah we are joined now by his brother and sister. i welcome you both to democracy now!. my condolences on the death of your brother. victoria, can you describe thee history of what took place. ?
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listed not just happen in one moment. victoria: no. it was definitely a progression likeents, and it seems every time my family and i would contact police or the authorities as we were supposed to do over the last several years, stanley majors would just retaliate and stronger. years or sot four from violating two protective orders, one of them would be hitting my mom while she was walking with his car, and to the most recent incident where he killed my brother. know, just been, you pretty traumatic over those dids, especially since we
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everything we were supposed to do. ami, myain, r condolences, all of our condolences to you and your family. when did you first meet stanley majors, your next-door neighbor? rami: i think he came around maybe in 2012. i don't think i officially met him face to face. we tried to avoid him, especially as my sister was saying as the insults and remarks and racist comments began. we thought we need to stay away from this particular neighbor. amy: what would he say? victoria: he yelled racial slurs at myat my mom -- us, mom, and my dad. they all reside in my parents'
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s house. dirty arabs. dirty lebanese. muslims, even though my family is orthodox christian. he yelled racial slurs at neighbors as well. mowing our family friend hour-long, and he is african-american. heal racial slurs at him. -- he yelled racial slurs at him. completely unprovoked. can you explain what happened when you first filed? mom: racist remarks, and my was like, what can we do to help protect ourselves? we told her she could file a
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protective order against him. november 2013, we got that against him. victoria: he was coming on our property and taking pictures of our house, of my parents. like,as kind of the final ok, this guy is going to come onto our property. rami: of secure phone calls. sending very strange letters to my sister and uncle. amy: you had a productive order when he ran over your mother? rami: correct. victoria: correct. that was the second violation. amy: violation? he is arrested and jailed and not try? he is held for eight months and released? rami: there was a first violation in march 2015, and
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that involved in making his usual racist remarks, being belligerent and drunk while we had a family gathering over easter. violationolation of he numbe one. he would have several hearings supposedly leading up to a trial, but he continually did not show up to his hearings. eventually, the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest, which is common when a defendant does not show up to their required hearings. that was violation number one. in september 2015, that was violation number two when he ran over our mother, leaving her for dead in the street. victoria: that is when he went to jail, but he was never tried. defendants,h many
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they have the option of a set bond. after we had discussed with the district attorney basically saying this guy cannot be out on the streets, he needs to be held without bond, and they did follow our instructions. for eight months, he was held without bond. amy: and then? 2016,and then, in may of we were checking the status of as itse as we normally do is slowly leading up to a suppository. we realize that on a routine hearing, a criminal defense attorney entered on majors's have, there was a motion made for bond, and the
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judge granted it without our knowledge, without objection from the district attorney's office. amy: so he was released? rami: he was released. actual conditions on his release, of course, but without resolution of the prior incidents. amy: how soon after he was released did he kill khalid jabar? victoria: i think beginning of june they had the emergency hearing where they increased the bond. then, he made bail. june to august 12. amy: what happened? were either of you there on august 12? lives in my brother dallas, and i live in tulsa. my mom called. i was at a friends house with my daughter. she said he has been shot, you
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have to go to the hospital, they will not let me leave because it is a crime scene. at that time, i don't know what information she got, but she made it seem like he got hit in the leg, and he was going to be ok. i rushed to the hospital. us he died.hey told i met my parents, my husband and i met my parents. they were staying in a secure area next to our house while the detectives were there on friday night. i met them there. it was a four hour or find our hour pursuit of majors, and they never got into his house. amy: khalid jabar called right e majors shot him dead, and the police came and left? victoria: we are still waiting
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for the police report, but it looks like my brother called twice to call the police, once when he learned he had a gun. he said he heard some knocking on his door on a window, and he went out, and stanley majors's spouse was driving away, and he said he hit me with a gun. my brother called my mom, was not home at the time and said don't come home because we learned he had a gun. they called 911. my brother called 911 the first time, saying he heard some knocking. i have not read the police report. i don't know if he called when he heard the knocking the first time and then again when he learned he had a gun? he called twice, and the police came at once. they said they knocked on stanley majors's door. they cannot go in or do anything despite my brother's plea and
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explaining the story. the police left. eight minutes later, my brother was shot. amy: i want to bring in another guest to this conversation as we continue to talk about the killing of khalid jabara in tulsa, obama. dr. mohammad is with us. his two daughters were shot dead along with another in chapel hill, north carolina, by a neighbor. 19, 21, 23. police initially said the killings were resulted from a dispute over a parking space, but relatives described the killing as a hate crime. the suspected gunman has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. dr. mohammad joins us. as you listen to the story, it must sound horrifyingly familiar. dr. mohammad: it does. first of all, like to express condolences to the jabara
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family. your story is a most identical to ours, and i know how you feel. too many tone lose, but we lost three children in seconds. up, and were torn will never be the same. energy,ks, nightmares, sad mood most of the time, and even our relationships and community activities have changed. it is horrible. similarities in these cases are so many. childreno harassed my many times. he never threatened anybody this say until he saw my daughter shall on the scene with the hijab, and he could tell they
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were muslim. before that, he never did that with my son-in-law because he looked like an average tall slim athletic white american boy. nobody could tell he was a muslim. they never had an accent either. once he began to see my daughter's, he began to raise the heat. he told my daughter he hated her and how she dressed and how she appeared. although they were three gorgeous children, the maturity workers, and the reason, he saw them as just muslims, and he zoned in on them, planning to kill them, and he carried out his threats in a very premeditated and cold-blooded fashion. amy: we are going to play part two of his conversation tomorrow. we will continue the conversation after the show. , want to thank dr. mohammad
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and i want to think our guests rami and victoria for joining us from tulsa. this is part one. stay tuned for part two. thanks for joining us.
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