RT America -- August 4, 2014
The National Security Agency plays a significant role in enabling Israeli assaults on and oppression of the Palestinian people, according to newly leaked documents published by Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept. Provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the documents reveal how the NSA works with Israeli, British, Jordanian and even Palestinian intelligence units to provide essential operational data, including information on targets. The details of the relationship were released on the heels of what may have been the largest ever pro-Palestinian protest Saturday in Washington, when thousands opposing the ongoing deadly assault on Gaza turned out in mass to express to anger. RTs’ Manila Chan and Lindsay France have the details.
The New York City Police Department is again in hot water after footage emerged showing officers wrestling to the ground a half-naked 48-year-old woman who had just exited the shower, and then arresting her entire family. Reportedly responding to a possible domestic violence call, the officers attempted to cuff the naked Denise Stewart, who lost her towel after being drug into her apartment building’s hallway, for over two minutes. Shouting for her oxygen during the length of the ordeal, the asthmatic woman eventually collapses to the ground while her neighbors shout for assistance. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at the chaotic scene.