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tell or, or another location. so this freelance producer is apparently in the vicinity or trailing behind his van was pulled over, told police that he was following the van under orders from his manager in new york . i and the police said that he was suspected of basically taking pictures of the jury van, which is a huge no, no. as you probably know, scotty, for media covering a trial, you're not supposed to do that. there are rules and regulations, the media follows, and that's one of them. you're not supposed to take pictures of the jury, so the police say he was suspected i'm doing that. and in response to what the judge called a very serious matter. he said, and this nbc is now banned from all further proceedings in the courtroom and court house. here's what the judge had to say about it. listen, a police when they stopped him because he was following in the distance of about a black and went through a red light, pulled him over and inquired of them what was going on. and he gave that information and stated that he had been instructed by ms. dia,
in new york to follow the jury bus. the matter is under further investigation at this point. now hed be seen a statement to various media outlets. i said that the freelancer called never contacted or intended to contact a jurors, jury deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them. so whether or not the freelancer was following the jury to an to get shot out remains to be seen. that's part of this investigation. as a judge said, but obviously it's in bad form and the optics are bad and it makes all of us in the media look bad that are trying to cover this in a fair and impartial way. that said, you know, it's unlikely that it will have any serious bearing on the case. but you know that in mind we are waiting for the judge to rule on a motion from the defense for a mistrial. and this stamps from the surveillance drone video that was used as
evidence in the case that the defense basically said they had a low quality version of that video. that when the prosecution start event, that video to that the quality of the resolution diminished. and they said that, you know, could have affected their case. it's unlikely the judge will declare a mistrial based on that. but so far the judge has ruled one way or another, so we're waiting on them. and certainly we're also waiting to find out where the jury is going. it's now, you know, getting pretty late in the day here in day 3 and deliberation. so we haven't heard one way or another, you know which direction, but obviously, you know, i'm not, i'm not a lawyer. so i need to speculate, but the longer these deliberations go study, the more likely or at least that the term hung jury is brought up as this continues . if the jury struggling possibly to come to a decision yesterday and we know the jury was asking several questions, wanting to look at more of the video evidence. so whether that's telling you or not, again, remains to be the same but for now there's protesters outside the courthouse.
nothing volatile or hostile, like we saw yesterday, the altercation that i've been definitely some, some back and forth, some heated arguments, but remains pretty calling for now on day 3. that's now soon coming to the close of the deliberation. scottie and john, it seems like more of the stories happening once again outside the courthouse. it has nothing to do with the case itself is developing a film sorta side story side dramas. and i have to wonder you this, the 1st time i've ever actually seen a judge take these kind of steps against a news media outlet, probably the harshest punishment i've seen really, outlet get yet for their actions. but you're right, this is very serious. a lot of these people are afraid that falling whatever the decision might be, that they might actually them, and their families might be harassed. so i can understand why the judge is trying to at least protect their identity as long as possible. like you pointed out, john, this is not going to be an opening shot case if they're gone day 3. i imagine they probably won't get a convention out or an actual answer out tonight. we might be in for day for sarah,
and i know you'll be there for it. john, thank you for your coverage. okay, now another trial, just 2 hours before convicted murder, julius jones was scheduled to be executed in oklahoma. the governor has granted him clemency and commuted his sentence to life in prison without parole. and although jones escaped death row, other inmate's attendants to die in oklahoma and around the country have not, are you? can you verify bali bar? it has more on the recent rise in execution, including the last 48 hours. thanks for joining us, molly. on this? yes. hi scott, a so yeah, as you mentioned, 41 year old julius jones. he was scheduled to die today by lethal injection just this afternoon. but like you said, our support execution, oklahoma governor kevin still commuted that sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. now jones was convicted in 1099 for the shooting death of paul how these always maintained his innocence. and in fact, the attorneys that fought for him as well as his family, said that there was just
a lot that was wrong with the evidence that was presented to jurors. families or his family activist celebrities. they've all fought for his freedom questions over the case and even says that he wasn't even there that night that he was home with his family. and of course prosecutor say that's just nothing but lies. but basically questions over that did lead the oklahoma pardon and parole board to recommend that his death sentence be commuted to life in prison with possibly for all without possibly i should say. and finally, kind of basically acted on their recommendation. he's been sitting on that recommendation for some time and again, it was sort of a last minute decision. but until that's and it was commuted. jones was set to be the latest death row inmate the face execution in recent weeks, oklahoma, just last month, october 28th executed, convicted murderer john marian grant by lethal injection. and his execution was actually oklahoma's 1st since january of 2015. much like mississippi, which you mentioned earlier, who also executed in may yesterday. that was their 1st execution in 9 years about
2012. and the reason is the same for oklahoma states are having difficulty finding all the drugs that they use in the lethal cocktail for lethal injections pharmacies are not selling it to them even ones that based in europe. and so they're having difficulty in oklahoma particular there were some gruesome botched executions involving the wrong chemicals that they used the wrong drugs for the legal dose. so they stopped it. this is why they just resumed it. and now both states say that their execution execution procedures are according to law and that they are humane . so again, just like oklahoma, just like mississippi other states are now starting to execute inmates as well. and there's a website that keeps track of all these dep penalty informations that are at the non profit. and they said 13 people are actually scheduled to die next year. but other convicted murderers that have been executed just in the last month. you had one that was executed in missouri and another in alabama. so this is becoming now
that they have found what they feel like is a stay supply of these lethal injections. you're probably going to see this continue. well, and i, what's interesting about the small is there was kind of like a federal moratorium on this, you know, that was a part of the, it's either it's, it's a black and white issue. people who really are pretty like it, or they really think that it's a bad idea. there's not very rarely defined people in between. i want to bring in legal, immediate analyst line on this issue as well. i'm going to wherever there's one attorney, it's always better to have to unless you having to pay for both of them, then your bills are going to be really high. but i do believe in 2 opinions are better than one line on this one. i want to talk about the specific case because the governor of oklahoma came down just a few hours before it was supposed to happen. was the governor justified in his commute and why does this always happen at the last minute? if it's set to be such a big issue like this, why is it always happen a few hours before the execution supposed to happen? let me take your question a step further. why does it happen at all? what's so special about him? i mean, make myself very, very clear here. i despise capital punishment in this country. i was
a former prosecutor, i the jail is great. it all because, but you can't appeal an execution. let me ask you this question. look at this, look at this written house jury look at that prosecutor. you want him in charge? thank god, rittenhouse is not on trial for his life. how come this guy gets up? because what kim carr dasha likes him. remember ricky lee rector? the man who was so disabled bill clinton went down and had him killed and he went back to complete his desert. he said after the executor, karla faye tucker and $98.00. everybody loved her because she found jesus. why is there this? who can god garner more pledges? what is this america's god talent? do we sit here and vote to see who gets it? this is the most barbaric system that we have by virtue of the capricious nature of who gets a death penalty. it's political and it has absolutely no bearing. no,
no consistent barry on anything other than you hope somebody somewhere lights you by the way this fellow who was spared hours ago. she, he said he didn't do it. well, that's novel. i've never heard that before. listen, we're better than this. we've got to abolish. you'll want to fall by the way, very quickly. it is constitutional. it is absolutely constitutional, but it is sick. or we are sure that this how many people have we killed, who were innocent? you think that's never happened to follow a texas member the arson case where the expert witness. it's that the time for this is gone. well and i have to wonder how much time plays for. cuz usually when these cases, they always say, you know, it takes a long time, it from the actual crime to, to, if there's in any sort of action that happens. if there's a long time molly, to your play god. well, but that being said, does the length of time, though, in between the crime and the expected education execution actually work in jones,
his favor, in this case, because you have had people move away, pass away. obviously, dna evidence can, can be lost or it actually fades away itself. so in this case, did that fact that it's been 20 years work in his favor as well as public sentiment? absolutely, it's got a, you know, years ago i actually worked on a documentary about the death penalty i visited and bola, i visited an inmate on death row. i was a college student time, but it points are exactly right. it says the objective is to ends up getting the death penalty that it almost makes it obsolete barbaric and archaic because the whole idea of the death penalty is it's supposed to be a deterrent and back in the wild west. if somebody was caught stealing a horse or shot a man down and everybody saw it, it's one thing to have a hanging in the public square. that's a pretty big deterrent. if you get home, run that by just, you know, hours after you commit a crime that everyone knows that you committed, but the way that it's drug out in our appeals process. not everybody has access to the same quality, illegal counsel,
and then drags on the car. the appeals and like you said, it's also political. i mean, there was so much pressure in this particular case, whether it was athletes or kim carr, dash in or the family. there was even a, another story that had been done about it. so yes, the time does play a role. and i mean, people want a pound of flesh they want and i for 9 and 2 or 2 that may be morally, that makes sense for some people. but the way our system actually implement the death penalty is inhumane, in my opinion, because it is so subjective. but then you have the other side of it and you have people to go, well, it costs anywhere from $20.00 to $40000.00 per year per inmate. and obviously they're not paying the taxes at this point. so why is it fair for the taxpayers to pay this bill? or in cases that can be families in the states, also have to pay the bill on this side because that's the other side in this world . wait a minute, whether we're, we're passing a by $900.00 trillion dollar, whatever we know why we're here and why is it green new deal?
weapons that we get. and we're worried about giving somebody a bologna sandwich, and it's a very fair that will only fan with $40000.00 if you add it up over a lifetime, 5060 years of that in, in for drug. sure, bill weapons that don't what i mean, this is the, i mean, i know is it is i think i do what i think about how we throw money away and we're talking about keeping somebody who is a savage killer. we're not saying let them go. we're saying stay in this place for ever until you die. a real question is what happens when they get older? they have convalescent care and they need cataract surgery. that might be the time to let them go when they're, when they're eighties and they can't do anything. but that's another story. listen, it comes on to simply this. let me just go back to a cow, cow, rittenhouse, they can even give this guy the right video. and you want these clowns to be in charge of the dads battle gate. no way. they got at least that's off the table.
listen, i've been there. i can tell you stories that made my i couldn't believe this was even happening and from traffic court to divorce court. it's a great system when it works well when it breaks down. it's deadly literally. and let's talk about that. you know, we can talk about it later. molly line on thanks for joining me. but we talk about the system breaking. the system is already broken because we're talking about the criminal. we're actually not talking about the family and the victims and what they've had to go through and all of this as well. but like you said, it's for another time. thanks for joining me on this. now after the break is the pentagon using inflation excuse to try and get more money for their budget and did the secretary defense? it just put american danger, trying to expand his own bank account. we will discuss ah
there is no shortage of growing tensions in eastern europe. there is the growing e, you bear with stand off over illegal migration. there are western reports. russia is amassing troops within its own borders, and of course, there is the self inflicted crisis of european energy supplies. it is no coincidence, some recalling this hybrid war, but who is hybrid war against whom we're allowing ourselves to be more efficient for quicker with our transactions. but with that comes a trade off. every device is a potential entry point for security attack. any machine can be here, it's an extension of traditional time. the defenders have always been one step behind the attackers. both performative, when one comes option in the offering. it's not a matter of if it happens, it's
a matter of when it's no thing. they can't ride on police report it to december 2020 a group of anti finishes. fill out a film crew access for 3 months. so like if people are organization, if an idea that it must be opposed that channel out the gate while they may kill with that. but he says, but they can say what they believe in. we believe in helping our community. we believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states has gotten reuben, this is a chance to see who t for really are in order for me to extract my 1st amendment right and say that my life matter, i have to be on to the teacher to that's all american. we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government. we can't trust anyone except ourselves to protect ourselves in
a water around try a seal island in contention between canada and the united states. northern government has suddenly become optimal for lobster. our population here is exploded . one of the most valuable fisheries that ever existed. suddenly you had made an canadian fisherman in these waters at the same time jousting for position and attention to high violence is bound to happen. this is the last land border dispute between canada and the united states. it could be magnified to the point where there could be cost that would be significant to close countries. border disputes don't go away, they just fester. something's going to happen. we're seeing high levels one to 2, creeping in economic life,
and i think we're all the way of the disruption of global supply chains. we see spike in the cost of energy. we're seeing a reappearance of inflation. and i think all of these constitute on the economists cool down the sign risks. it could mean it didn't, whether he's still ahead of us despite the moderation of the severity of the meeting. this is your readiness issue. and that's why i'm focused on making sure that our service members and their families have, or what they need to thrive. inflation and the general cost of living is affecting almost every american right now. including those with our military, from food gas to housing and every other expense. the average cost of food and
energy has risen. record 6.2 percent from a year earlier. now the secretary of defense lloyd austin, announced a new temporary program to help with those who are serving handle the additional cost of housing and food over the plan, like i said, is just temporary because there is no permanent revenue stream to supplement. well, according to the pentagon, secretary said this is so dire for american family military families in the present, that it is a readiness issue. but here's the thing. currently, the defense budget for the past year was $741000000000.00. and a senate democrats would like the senate to actually pass their current bill, which would give the pentagon $12000000000.00 more in the previous year. a lot of money to be spending for our military to not be ready to do their job, whatever that demand might be, to discuss every time nor his math, dentist and war veteran and president of michigan's concert of union. thanks for joining me. tom. thanks for having me on here. we have been these stories actually
infuriate me because anyone who has ever been around a military base and military family knows they are not receiving the compensation they deserve for the work they are doing. and more importantly for the sacrifice they are willing to make it, the call is made. yet many of these defense contractors just look around washington, d. c. our living, a life of luxury with the biggest mansions and the biggest bows out on the potomac . so why is there this continued in balance going on between the people who are actually working and all the other people that just basically provide machines and equipment? it's just mentally. money to people who are usually in office is why there's such a discretion there. when i was an afghan, a stand for an example, just in our location. we had our own mechanics within our battalion, but our mechanics touch our on emerson's what they would end up doing. instead, what you'd have for government contractors, they're getting paid 200000 dollars year be used to work on the same and ramp. but
you have us army mechanics that were in less than soldiers setting on the sidelines . just basically playing chests and cards. that's the type of government wage that we have. so i mean, that's been going on for a long time. so if the pentagon truly wanted to make sure that the troops can afford to feed their families, we would cut back the government contractors that are using it and are using the system. and we use it to actually pay the service members that are wearing the uniform. the problem is that's really not a sexy topic that people want to talk about, which is also one of the reasons i'm also running for congress is because this is the type of ways that we need to address. and it's time that us to serve in the military start discussing that type of ways that's going on. it's a real problem. well, and i appreciate that and there's a lot actually i'm very impressed by the number on both sides. yeah. all right now, and i think everybody can agree that you know, spinning $700.00 for a hammer in a budget, or you look at where all of the military equipment that we just left over. and i guess in the billions of dollars left over there, there was a lot of pork, a lot of wasted money,
and yet we continuously do it year after year. but what really concerns me is the fact the secretary of defense is using basically fear when you see the word readiness that makes people feel like that they don't have the security that are countries ready in case wherever needed, call to arms, whether be foreign or domestic it, and he's using this to expand his budget as a 2020 to national defense authorization act is being negotiated. do you see? that's why you would use a term like this? that's usually why he would be using a term like that. so i completely agree with as an absence of that, i mean, we can take a look at some of the new equipment that we are building and we did move equipment . but you will take an example i'm going to take on the enterprise that's currently be constructed. it will cost $4500000000.00 reset the entire enterprise. instead, we're going to do a general r ford class and build an entire do i do at the price tag of about $14000000000.00 in a carry as a whole. so 10 new fighters and it can, has elevators for bombs to move them up a little bit faster when you stop and look at that. that's a lot of weight. that's enough to feed every soldier. the united states military
increase their benefits every year for your, for about 2 years about a problem. but we don't sit there and look at the type of stuff we could do to maintain readiness and still pay soldiers something their work. the average deployed soldier gets paid about $65000.00 a year when their life is on the line. but the government contractor average is about $250.00 to $300000.00 and they're not even doing patrols, 90 percent of the time. and a lot of times it's more of an advanced soldier to making that i have lots of ones that are just starting out there would love to see $65000.00 in their bank account . but you know, i think there's a bigger picture this, do you feel like it's off to a person at the highest rank in a country's military? not the united states actually says their military has a readiness issue. and what do you think other countries think about when they hear this, especially those that might not be too keen on the united states? well, china is looking at this like say, the united states military isn't ready. they look at joe biden, they already know he's not ready. so when they work at that, they look at and say,
we can finally take taiwan. you can see trying to making these huge steps right now, looking like they're going to go ahead and actually invade taiwan and you don't see by doing anything simply backing off. so, i mean, it's fine that we actually start to stand up. and i think congress needs actually finally addresses that we want congress members that we are going to address that box and go to that and help us out with that. but we need to start really addressing it across the board. and when, when other countries could see congress stand up and our president and our military leaders currently that are messing with the readiness of our soldiers because they are also the string, the morale of our soldiers at the same time. think the rest of the world will say that americans and themselves are ready to bend our interests around the world. and we are not ready to allow leaders to undermine our readiness. well, morale is a big part. and obviously if you're going off to war, you want to make sure that your family is safe and take care of care at home. but i can assure you that probably that doesn't matter, even though they would like to see better housing,
better actual places for their families to be better schools. they're still going to fight just as hard and just as prepared, if called to it is just sad to see the secretary of defense literally showing saying that we are weak here in the united states because he just wants more money is budget tom, great to chat for you, thanks for your perspective. to now nasa, perseverance rovers actually made another incredible discovery that according to nasa mae and back to the historic or do you want to talk to sweet has more on the amazing find? well, there's a reason they say for is a charm and nasa was certainly agree with that. same as right now. they're bringing back the 3rd samples from the red planet that could prove to be significant. you know, at now. so we get to see a lot of things that rewrite the history books. rock equipped with mineral olive light has been swooped up by nasa's perseverance rover in mars. this marks the 3rd sample heading back to earth from the red planet, the team tweeting another little piece of mars to carry with me. scientists are not shy and sharing their excitement for these samples found in the jethro crater gases
team leading that next mission called mar. sample return is thrilled about this achievement and what can be officially declared as the start of the mars. sample return relay. the volcanic rock contain sought within it. according to researchers, the presence of salt indicates that this rock was subject to water. and water is of course a precursor to all forms of life. it can be interrogated for its chemist hit for its urology when it's age. and sold with in it, we can look at the composition and look for any inclusions such as dang, inclusions, liquid bubbles on both fluids and side, the fold. that would actually give us a gleams on the j o crater at the time when it was with. and to was able to sustain an ancient martian life. and that's a perseverance rover, landed on the red planet. back in february,
its been slowly making its way across the 20 mile wide jethro crater. 2 other samples were found back in september. now martin sample is a proposed mission that would return samples from the mar surface to earth, and it would be a joint venture by nasa and the european space agency reporting for news use use and how to sweet archie. and that's have a time we have a j show, but let's continue this conversation on for a follow me as got in. you like, always use a hash seen on the 8th. and for this show more down the product to be app for apple or android devices. thanks for watching with the late. ah, all technology fits perfectly well into the future, but we can't change our way of thinking no way that we can
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