RT America -- December 5, 2016
Army Corps of Engineers stops construction of Dakota Access Pipeline, protesters remain
Activists celebrated a victory after the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not allow the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be built under Lake Oahe, the primary water source for Standing Rock Nation tribes. RT America’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where thousands of protesters remain despite the ruling. Then, host of RT’s ‘America’s Lawyer,’ Mike Papantonio, joins RT’s Ed Schultz and says, “the violent threat will not be over” because “Trump may have a totally different attitude about this [DAPL].”
Mistrial in case of South Carolina police officer who killed Walter Scott
After four days of deliberation, a South Carolina jury could not arrive at a unanimous verdict over the killing of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was shot five times in the back by police officer Michael Slager. To discuss the case, the host of RT’s‘America’s Lawyer’, Mike Papantonio, joins RT’s Ed Schultz and says Slager will likely be retried by the prosecutor or face a trial for federal charges.