RT America -- July 14, 2014

The embattled Albuquerque Police Department is buying 350 AR-15 assault rifles at the same time the Department of Justice is conducting an investigation of the department for excess use of deadly force. The DOJ began its investigation after a series of brutal confrontations by the police force with the city’s homeless population and other residents, and many are using the inquiry as reason to oppose the purchase of the $1,000 weapons. RT’s Manila Chan discusses this latest development with civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy.

NASA believes we are closer than ever to finding life on other planets, but an extra push is needed to actually achieve this goal. Several experts, including a Nobel Laureate, gathered Monday in Washington to discuss the technology needed to find life outside of Earth and how much longer we may need to wait. RT’s Meghan Lopez attended the event and has more details.