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GRAPHIC: Texas police shoot and handcuff mentally ill man

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04

Police in Texas shot and killed a mentally ill man armed with a pellet gun.

Officers fired more than 80 shots at 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza during a confrontation early Saturday at a truck stop in Laredo.

Police said Garza “put his finger on the trigger guard and pointed at the officers” before they opened fire.

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A Victory over Justice System’s Failure: Wrongly Convicted Brothers Freed After 31 Years in Prison

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04

Two African-American half-brothers have been exonerated of rape and murder after more than 30 years behind bars in North Carolina. Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown were found guilty in 1984 of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. There was no physical evidence tying them to the crime, but police obtained confessions that McCollum and Brown have always said were coerced. Police at the time failed to investigate another man, Roscoe Artis, who lived near the crime scene and had admitted to a similar rape and murder at around the same time. After three decades, the case saw a major breakthrough last month when testing by North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission tied Artis’ DNA to the crime scene. After a hearing presenting the new evidence Tuesday, the two brothers were declared innocent and ordered freed. Over the years, death penalty supporters have cited the brothers’ case in order to back capital punishment. In 2010, the North Carolina Republican Party pasted McCollum’s mug shot on campaign mailers. In 1994, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pointed to McCollum as an example of why the death penalty is just. We are joined by two guests: Vernetta Alston, one of the lawyers representing Henry Lee McCollum, and a staff attorney with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation; and Steven Drizin, clinical professor at Northwestern Law School and assistant dean of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, where for more than a decade he was legal director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions.

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ISIS and religious justification

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04

Jean Casarez speaks to peaceful muslims hoping to discredit ISIS’ claims that they represent the true principals of Islam.

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Men set free after 30 years in prison

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-04

Two men, one on death row for 30 years, are free from prison after being cleared by DNA evidence. George Howell reports.

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Ms. Police Catch Wanted Man, Teen Girl Missing

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-03

Jackson, Mississippi police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Dewayne Thomas was caught on Monday. Katelyn Beard remains missing.

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Gay teen records family’s intervention

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-09-03

Dr. Drew speaks to a gay teenager who recorded his family’s harsh reaction to revealing his sexuality to them.

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Ferguson fury flows nationwide: Thousands rally in more than 80 US cities

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-15

Americans’ fury over the police killing of an unarmed Missouri teenager is spreading nationwide – even bringing New York’s Times Square to a standstill. Thousands gathered there in one of the biggest protests – not only to mourn Michael Brown, but to show a united front against police brutality.

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Police Shooting of Mike Brown, An Unarmed Black Teenager, Sparks Protests in Missouri

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-11

Protests have broken out near St. Louis, Missouri, over a police shooting that killed an unarmed African-American teen. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death in the town of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon after being confronted by police. The St. Louis County Police is claiming Brown physically assaulted the officer involved and tried to reach for his weapon inside a police car. But two witnesses provided a sharply different account, with one saying Brown was shot with his arms up as he tried to flee the officer’s fire.

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The U.S. Is Arming Kurds to Help Stop Sunni Militants

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-11

The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq. Plus, Kurdish forces said they retook two important parts of northern Iraq on Sunday. WSJ’s Matt Bradley joins the News Hub from Baghdad.

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Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, Western Africa in 2014 (Graphic Images)

Posted by bgtvmediaonline on 2014-08-05

Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, Western Africa in 2014Ebola was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976.

nicef said the haemorrhagic fever had spread quickly from southern Guinea, hundreds of kilometres away.

Scores of cases have been recorded since the outbreak began last month. There is no known cure or vaccine.

It is spread by close personal contact with people who are infected and kills between 25% and 90% of victims.

Symptoms include internal and external bleeding, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Sprawling city
“At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far,” a Unicef statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

The more quickly we can contain this the fewer cases we’ll have, then the smaller the scale of the epidemic – that’s the idea of going in as strong as we can early on”

Dr Armand Sprecher
MSF in Guinea
“Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital Conakry.”

Conakry is a sprawling port city, where up to two million people currently live.

The Unicef statement also said that at least three victims of the virus were children.

Outbreaks of Ebola occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests, the World Health Organization says.

Analysts suggest it has never been recorded in Guinea before.

Recent years have seen outbreaks in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Isolation equipment
“We got the first results from Lyon yesterday which informed us of the presence of the Ebola virus as the cause of this outbreak,” Guinean health ministry official Sakoba Keita told AFP on Saturday.

“We are overwhelmed in the field, we are fighting against this epidemic with all the means we have at our disposal with the help of our partners but it is difficult.”

Medical aid charity Medecins sans Frontieres said on Saturday it would strengthen its team in Guinea and fly some 33 tonnes of drugs and isolation equipment in from Belgium and France.

Dr Armand Sprecher, an emergency physician and epidemiologist working with MSF in Guinea, told the BBC that doctors had to identify all patients with the disease and monitor anyone they had been in contact with during their illness.

The latest outbreak could be brought under control if people acted quickly, he said.

“Based on our history with these sorts of outbreaks it will happen. Ideally, sooner rather than later,” said Dr Sprecher.

“The more quickly we can contain this the fewer cases we’ll have, then the smaller the scale of the epidemic. That’s the idea of going in as strong as we can early on.”

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