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♪ we begin in last, lafayette louisiana, where five people are being treated after a man open fired in a movie theater. he killed two women before turning the gun on himself. we take a look at his troubled past, but first we go to jonathan martin in lafayette. where does the investigation stand now? >> well, tony, the police wrapped up a news conference just a few moments ago. there is still so little they know about the gunmen. one of the questions they have is why was he here in lafayette louisiana. he is from the alabama area, but police say he had been in this community for some two weeks. we also just learned a few minutes ago that the .40 caliber semi automatic handgun was illegally purchased in alabama. but again the big question they have is why did this happen? why did he open fire?
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that's one of the reasons why fbi agents and state police are not just focusing on in louisiana, but going beyond this area really across the country trying to figure out who this man was and who he had contact with. they're trying to put together a timeline and again a motive. >> why was he there? who was he talking to? we try to put this puzzle which has many pieces back together. we traveled to different parts of this country with the fbi to determine--to talk with his mother, his daughter, talking with his estranged wife, trying to get information that will lead us. they paint a pick, but picture but we have to deal with facts. there are a lot of innuendos on the internet, we have to figure out why caused this guy to buy a movie ticket and go into this theater. >> they believe that he had every intention of escaping. they say he open fired here and
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he planned to escape but quickly learned that was not going to happen. they say they arrive sod quickly that a car was parked from in the front door of the theater. his keys were on top of the car. but when the police were able to arrive so quickly he then ran back into the theater fired off several more rounds including a round that ended up taking his life, a self-inflicted wound. but the police believe their action getting here quickly perhaps saved more lives. >> jonathan, like, the victims of the shooting are being remembered by the community. what more do we know about them, and give us an update on the injured. >> tony, two young women. two young lives were taken from this community. one of them gillian johnson, an all around creative woman. she owned several boutiques here. she was very creative, t-shirt, art and clothing boutiques and macy rose, 21-year-old
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opportunity starting at louisiana state university. she was described as really just a bubbly bright professional young woman. as you mentioned there are still young woman at the hospital, they tell us that five people still are being treated in area hospitals, one of them in critical condition, but if there is any good news in all of this, we learned that four people who have been shot have since been released from the hospital. >> now authorities in louisiana say that they will go over every detail of john russell houser's life as they investigate the shooting. jonathan best has been looking into his past. >> everyone has described the shooter as a drifter. many who knew him say that he had an issue with mental illness which is again a question of how to keep troubled people away from weapons. >> the question that so many people have is how john houser, a man with long history of mental illness was still able to get a gun and open fired in a
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crowded movie theater. >> everyone was just running down the stairs, screaming climbing over chairs, and everyone was screaming. it was awful. >> in 2006 he was denied a concealed weapons' permit because of a domestic violence complaint in an earlier arrest. his family had him committed in 2008 and 2009, calling him a danger. alabama officials voiced their frustration about the difficulty in dealing with cases like houser's where mental illness is a factor. >> the cuts that are being made as far as mental health around the state is allowing a lot of these people that should not be walking around to be out in the community. and you know, that's a scary scenario that we are dealing with every day. >> alabama does not require a permit or license to buy or own a gun yet serious mental illnesses should have been spotted during federal background checks. >> i do see that in '08, and
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'09 he was treated for mental illness. that should have stopped him from buying a weapon. >> why he ended up in lafayette 500 miles away from his home in alabama is still unclear. >> he seems to be estranged from his family. we spoke with some of the family members last night. who haven't seen him or don't have very much contact with him. and so he just seemed like he was kind of drifting along. >> this is america's third shooting in nearly five weeks. highlighting the concern of mental illness and the ease of obtaining weapons. after shoot negotiation aurora, colorado, three years ago that killed 12 in a movie theater. and where doctors are concerned concerned about adam lanza's mother was repeatedly given by his mother before he killed 26 people in an area school. >> the area that i've felt more
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frustrated and most stymied is that the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense, gun safety laws. >> and the police chief in lafayette said that houser bought the .40 caliber semi automatic handgun at a pawnshop last year and that purchase was legal. >> jonathanjonathan betz, thank you. >> president obama is in his kenya. he sat with his grandmother and half sister during a dinner. >> as "a" spritely walk down from air force one from the first sitting u.s. president ever to visit kenya. barack obama in the eyes of
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kenyans is finally coming home. strictly speaking it's his father's homeland but in the euphoric atmosphere most kenyans feel that america's first black president is like no other politician on earth. they relate to him. first a handshake for kenya's president, the first head of state to be charged before the icc in the hague but later cleared. the president patted him on the back as well. ahead of obama's arrival this was nairobi's sky ryan as u.s. forces moved in. the americans had been monitoring all air space in kenya along with neighboring somalia. it may not seem like it but last last-minute make over kenya is experiences a security operation like no odometer. any personal fulfillment that president obama may have coming here may be tinged in the timeline lost in kenya. from the bombing of the u.s.
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embassy in nairobi the al-shabab attack on the westgate shopping mall two years ago in which 67 people were killed. to al-shabab's attack on garissa university that killed nearly 150 people, only three months ago. >> they'll be asking his counter part we need more cleaning of the special forces so they can go in and do a better work. >> inwestgate mall has reopened. no memorials to the dead here. this is a defiant move to show normalcy, but kenyans are still skeptical of whether or not is being done to protect them. they'll be looking to an u.s. president with kenyan roots for help. and he has said he'll talk bluntly with kenya's politicians. this is a professional visit not
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a personal one. he won't be going to the village where his father lived and died, but relatives have traveled to nairobi, including his grandmother and his half sister, wearing the white coat here. she greeted him at the airport and then got in the back of his limousine to drive out. andrew simmons nairobi. >> the pentagon said that a high ranking al-qaeda commander was killed earlier this month. he was the head of suicide-bombings and he was directly linked with plots against the united states. he was one of three people killed in a strike in afghanistan on july 11th. turkey has been drawn into the fight against the islamic state. strikes come days after an isil attack killed dozens of turks as well as repeated clashes at the border.
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>> the escalation was swift and severe. on a hot day along turkey's volatile border with syria fighting began between turkish forces and isil. tanks rolled in to respond. retaliation for the killing of a turkish officer. hours later on early friday morning f-16 fighter jets bombed isil fighters in syria from turkish air spice. turkey has now been drawn into syria's war in a way that they haven't been before. those clashes took place two kilometers in that direction and many are wondering if things have changed for good. after meeting skirt officials turkish prime minister reiterated a common refrain. saying turkey did not wish to enter into war with any country. but he was also quick to make this declaration. >> whoever pose as threat to the borders of the rub of turkey
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they'll be responded to accordingly without further notice. we've lost one of our army officers and a number of police officers. it is certain that the murderers will be punished without a doubt. >> but when asked if turkey would open its air space and air bases to u.s.-led coalition forces battling isil, the prime minister was not nearly as definitive. >> the air base matters are a separate issue all together. there are reports of consultations with other countries taking decisions. when it comes to the matter of safety and security, turkey takes those decisions by itself. >> in turkey it's been a week of attacks and anxiety. one in which the threat from the islamic state in iraq and the levant has never been felt as keenly. on monday a suicide-bomber killed 32 people in suruc an attack that caused angle gish and inspired anger. officials in turkey were quick to blame isil, but many members
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of the kurdish population felt the government was to blame. believing that the government has not done enough to protect kurds, something that the government strongly denies. now the pkk seems more fragile than ever especially after the armed wing of the group claimed responsibility for the killing of two turkish police officers they accused of collaborating with isil. [ crying ] >> by early morning on friday, turkish security forces were conducting raids in over a dozen provinces, rounding up suspects linked to the pkk isil and other armed groups. helicopters hovered and thousands of security officers were involved. over 250 people were arrested. over the course of a few hours isil targets had been destroyed and caught. with so much at stake from outside and inside it's borders it seems that more than ever turkey may be in a very
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difficult position. al jazeera turkey. >> secretary of state john kerry's campaign on behalf of the nuclear agreement took him to new york. he told the foreign relations that a deal was the only way to insure that iran would not immediately build a nuclear bomb. >> the fact is that if we don't accept this agreement if we don't keep with this agreement and put it to the test, the year 15 or 20 comes tomorrow. literally. because iran already has enough nuclear material for 10 to 12 bombs. >> kerry said that if congress rejects the deal and puts everything back to square one he predicted in what he called conflict with iran. hillary clinton's campaign is on the defensive again over the private account she used for state department e-mails as david shuster reports justice
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department investigators say that government secrets may have been compromised. >> it's wonderful to be back here at nyu. >> on a day when hillary clinton hoped to focus on wall street reform the controversy over her private e-mail system as secretary of state resurfaced and took a dramatic turn officials at the department of justice confirmed that an independent investigator recently asked the department to begin a federal inquiry. at issue is whether mrs. clinton's reliance on a personal e-mail account and private server caused her or anybody else to mishandle classified information. mrs. clinton has repeatedly said her e-mail actions were legal. >> i certainly well aware ever the classification requirements and did not send classified material. >> but the inspector general reportedly told the justice department that mrs. chin ton's private account contained
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hundreds of classified e-mails{^l"^^}. a spokesman responded saying quote: >> there have been a lot of inaccuracies. >> she criticized media reports without saying how they were wrong, and she plans to cooperate with the congressional committee. >> we're all accountable to the american people to get the facts right. i will do my part. >> clinton, show, has refused to turn over her private e-mail server, and house speaker john boehner on friday said that if secretary clinton truly has nothing to hide she can prove it by turning her server over to the proper authorities and allowing them to observe the complete record. meanwhile, justice department officials say no decision has been made on whether this will
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become a criminal investigation. the questions however come at an already sensitive time for hillary clinton's presidential campaign. earlier this week in poll in several states indicate that democratic voters by 2-margin view clinton as not trustworthy. and the poll of all voters in colorado iowa and visit kenya virginia shows that clinton would lose these states. and shows that berni sanders would do better. on top of it all they're making sure that no one misses the clinton news. the clintonclinton campaign may have further problems if the controversy keeps going. >> much more on the investigation and into hillary clinton's private e-mail account
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at 8:00 eastern and 5:00 pacific. last summer rick perry was indicted for public corruption and coercion of a public servant when he tried to get rid of a district attorney convicted of boss kateed driving. >> the remaining count we believe to be a class c misdemeanor, and we think that count is hanging by a thread. now understand a class c misdemeanor, we're talking about a traffic violation. >> well, perry's attorney said that it's unfortunate that in pursuing this case the count has been charged four times with the prosecuteor to make it a year. profiting from tragedy. five airlines are under investigation suspect it's of hiking prices after the amtrak crash in philadelphia.
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plus two women die in police custody within a week. what laster law enforcement is doing to prevent suicide and what more can be done. and every year children die from ma letter i can't but that could soon change thanks to a vaccine.
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>> the federal government is looking into whether several major airlines are guilty of price gouging following the deadly amtrak train crash in may. mike viqueira has more on this story. >> good evening, tony. the department of transportation announcing they're investigating possible price gouging by major airlines, five of them in the wake of amtrak crash that injured almost 200. they raised prices almost at the same time coinciding with the crash simply because potential passengers had fewer options and
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they could get away with it. that's the underlying implication behind a letter of the department of transportation sent to five airlines today including delta american, united, jetblue and southwest. now all of the airlines deny any allegation of price gouging. delta said that it slashed fares and added capacity. united said the same thing. it said that it lowered fares on the shuttle between washington and new york, and new york and boston lowered those prices by 50%. both delta and american said that they added capacity in the number of flights and size of the airplanes to help passengers out. it was honoring amtrak tickets that could not be used while amtrak was out of service in the days following the crash. >> mike, appreciate it. thank you. one of the last people to see sandra bland alive said that bland was clearly distraught.
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she was in the texas jail because of outstanding driving tickets. she asked why she was put in the cell alone. she was visibly shaken. >> she seemed distraught, but i don't know if i could say suicidal. she kept trying to call this one person, because she said she was from chicago. >> well, the person bland was trying to call to post bond was her friend lavon mosley. he said he did not check his voice mail until he found out that she was dead. he described the voice mail as chilling. we welcome glen, you have been honest in telling us that he spent six years in prison himself. so we learned from the wall street journal that
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suicides remain the second most common cause of death in jails after illness but ahead of accidents or homicides. i think what i'm learning in its aftermath of the brand case is that suicides in prison happen a lot more than we're aware of, and the bland case in addition to highlighting a whole bunch of issues is highlighting something else. >> suicide is the major reason of death in prison. the majority of people who end up there have mental health issues some kind of diagnosis or wonder why she was not in
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checked on every hour on the hour. particularly since she was in a jail cell that was meant for four and she was all alone. >> more and more people who probably should be segregateed out of that system are now housed in jail. >> folks who are should be getting treatment. in the 60s and 70s we closed our mental health ininstitutions ininstitutions, and we should have because they were equally abusive. what >> what was your experience. >> my experience would have been different than sandras. i was in a large jail on ryker's island. >> i was you were at rykers. >> yes, i was at rykers,
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gladiator school. first, you would never end up in a cell by yourself. but in that system someone comes over to you they ask you questions. but the truth is that the system is so large and so many coming through that there is no individual assessment. a person is there to do their job. >> you're describing intake. >> i'm describing intake. and it's gotten better over the years because advocates have pushed harder. we're locking up more people with mental health issues, and we're not where we should be. >> you mentioned this to me on at least one other occasion, why is someone like sandra bland in a jail cell for a traffic stop, right? >> i would say if this officer were number one more examination nate and allowed her to drive off she never would have ended up there in the first place. but also if he were trained he
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would have been more thoughtful about that interaction. this officer went from 0 to 100 in 30 seconds. who goes to jail for a traffic infraction. >> every encounter from start to finish with law enforcement in this country needs to be surveilled in some way that there needs to be a camera, something. if you were part of a corrections operation in this country, and you get together for you look at the data points, we have suicide. that's an issue. we don't want that on our watch. what do you do? what is the fix? >> the fix is deeper than cameras. cameras allow america to get a peek inside of poor people and what people have been saying for years about law enforcement and corrections. but it's our values. we value punishment and forgot other things like proportionality human dignity and compassion. to realize that she wasn't
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detainee. under the constitution she's not found guilty of anything. he was looking it's a "the new york times" and the comments said that we should put a book inhook in every cell so people can hang themselves. that's not where we are as a country. >> glen martin, he's the founder of just leadership usa. have a great weekend. thanks. >> thank you. >> hacking concerns, why chrysler is pulling more than 1 million vehicles off the road. plus more stunning pictures of were you pluto. what we're learning from learninglearninglearning from the dwarf planet from these photos.
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>> lafayette louisiana state police and fbi are scouring john russell hours' past in search of a motive. he open fired at a movie theater killing two people before
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turning the gun on himself. nine others were injured in the shooting. the gun was legally purchased in alabama. officials are trying to figure out what led houser to carry out the attack. >> it appears that the shooter actually took his time. he was somewhat methodical as he shot people from the top, from the back of the theater. it appears more and more that he had planned his escape. literally had the keys on the tire of his car parked near the exit and it appears more and more that he thought build "b" how to get away. i, too like the colonel want to thank the chief and his men and women, the first responders, they did such a phenomenal job running towards danger not away from it. >> last night's movie theater shooting is the third major attack. last week a gunman open fired in
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chattanooga, tennessee killing four people and injured three more before being shot dead. a fifth victim later died from his wounds. last month a young white man killed nine african-americans in a historic black church in charleston, south carolina, and now dylann roof faces hate crime charges. these all have a common thread-- guns. >> these statistics come from the united nations' office on drugs and crime as well as others groups. they build a compelling case that america is awash in guns. more guns lead to more gun homicides. now america has under 30 gun homicide per 1 million citizens each year. that is many times the figure say england and germany or canada. it's about the same as west bank in gaza. now it's interesting to note that america has just under 5%
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of the world's population, but it has 42% of the civilian owned guns. the u.s. leads the world in civilian gun ownership. what has been the effect of having nearly guns as people in america. well a boston university study covering all 50 u.s. states from 1951 to 2010 including when gun ownership rises from 1 percentage point homicide go up by almost as much, .9%. as for the frequently heard argument that america's gun violence problem will be involved to make sure that mentally ill can't get their hands on firearms studies suggest that relatively few violent crimes are committed by the mentally ill at 3.5%. >> june henry's report for us
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appreciate it. a postponed court hearing for the suspected south carolina shooter until next friday. the attorneys of dylann roof asked to delay the hearings. he's accused of killing nine people at a church in charleston. president obama arriving in kenya. he'll hold a summit tomorrow, but one of the challenges involves improving security especially in kenya. patricia s abga has more. >> a homecoming fit for a president. marking the first visit to kenya by a sitting u.s. command center chief, the landmark trip is also barack obama's first to his father's homeland since becoming president. >> kenya was the home of the president's father. he still has relatives there
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and so there is a strong emotional tie of the president. but clearly it's also a very strategic trip. >> kenya is on the front lines of the fight against al-shabab. an al-qaeda ally based in neighboring somalia that is carried out more than 100 attacks in kenya since 2011, including a three-day siege at westgate mall in nairobi in 2013. [ gunfire ] and the massacre of 148 people at garissa university this past april. but the response by kenya security services including alleged extra judicial killings, harassment and detention of muslims is viewed by many as counterproductive to regional security. >> it's really important by the kenyan government to realize that the radicalization is not happening only in somalia but happening also in kenya and there is another approach needed, one that engages more with the communities that are
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most at risk of being radicalized. >> concerns over human rights abuses crackdowns on media and civil society prompted more than a dozen analysts and organizations to write to president obama, urging him to put these issues at the forefront of these discussions. in an op-ed obama said that he would address them candidly. stressing good governance as the basis for economic growth on a continent that boasts one many of the fastest growing economyies . >> creating a common market that is large in scale to attract major interest in investment and trade. >> and in the interest of the president, came to unlock the potential of a country and continent his forefathers called home.
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>> the unidentified remains of victims of the germ germanwings crash were laid to rest. there is controversy over how lufthansa the parent company of the germanwings dealt with the crash. they call the settlement packages equivalent to what an is earned in a week deeply insulting. there is a weapon in the battle against ma hair i can't regulators have approved the first of its kind vaccine. the drug prevented malaria from base from 5 to 17-month-old. while the vaccine's effectiveness decreases after one year, it does save lives. the vaccine costs $5 per child
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but before it can be rolled out it must be approved of its use. we have more on the fight against malaria. >> i'm in the at children's hospital where malaria is one of the common causes for children being admitted. we're in the peak season of malaria, and so far there have been 64 cases that have come through this ward. also with me is the head of clinical care, doctor, young children what is your concern as far asthma layer i can't goes? >> after meeting the targets, we are concerned about our my infant mortality. malaria is one of our top causes for admission then it is important to look at it.
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>> so with that in mind how significant and important to you is the development of a vaccine that could be used as part of the fight against malaria? >> well, i think like any other vaccine it will be important once we put the measures in place i think that if it is welcome tested and approved, then it will be welcomed into the system. >> okay, thank you very much. so there are some ways to go if the the "world health organization" is due to meet later this year. and it is welcomed news as you just heard. the they also say this will open the way for the development of other vaccine. >> here in this country another huge merger in the healthcare industry anthem is buying cigna at $54 billion. the combined companies would create the largest health insurer in the country. anthem has been in negotiations
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to buy cigna for months now. etna announced it will buy humana. at&t and directv will create the largest satellite and cable company in the country. as part of the deal at&t promised it would expand high speed fiber internet to millions. the automaker fiat chrysler announceed a major recall of 1.4 million vehicles because of hackers who use the internet to take control. john terrett do i have this correct? to take control of a moving vehicle? >> this is a scary story of the week. >> yes. >> how can this possibly be.
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if you're of the nervous disposition i strongly suggest you go make a cup of coffee for three minutes. there will be investigation of the recalls after hacking taking place raises eyebrows. >> this is the video that led chrysler to recall 1.4 cars and trucks in the united states. you're in a vehicle doing 70 mph, and someone else takes it over remotely. there is nothing you can do. you're in the driver seat but not in control. >> i'm on the highway. >> only this isn't a dream. it's real. this jeep cherokee really is doing 70 mph and these hackers are miles away controlling it. >> kill the engine. >> kill the engine right now. >> suddenly they shut off the engine in the middle of an missouri interstate. >> i need it to work again. >> with an 18-wheeler behind him driver andy greenberg starts to
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panic. >> seriously. i need to move. >> greenberg is a writer for charlie miller is a security researcher for twitter. >> awe wanted to show that cars are vulnerable and they're connected to the internet. that makes them as vulnerable as your phone and laptop. >> they had the potential to take over control of everything from the radio to the wipers and even as miller found out, the brakes. sending the cherokee uncontrollably into a ditch. days after wired story appeared online chrysler said they were announceed the recall. charlie miller said that he has
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little sympathy. >> i told crisis letter back in october. they've had close to nine months to think about it and figure out the best way to fix it. >> okay, you can uncover your eyes now. it's safe to look at the screen once again. afcus says the recall applyies to vehicles with eight-inch top screens. you have one of those. dodge vipers, durangos, chargers and challengers. it took place in a jeep cherokee not a grand cherokee. >> how scary is that! >> i know! and it raises all sorts of questions about what else can the hackers control. we have seen a couple of weeks ago that someone took control of an aircraft. >> oh my oh my. good to see you. good weekend to you. a few years ago a driver and his son were pulled over for speeding in new mexico. the eventual cost, $17,000 in
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cash they had on them. and it was all legal. as lisa fletcher reports the citizens of new mexico said enough. >> in september of 2010 stephen skinner and his son were driving from chicago to las vegas nevada. there skinner was going to help a family member remodel her home. he and her son also planned to do some gambling. on the way their gps accidently directed them towards las vegas mexiconew mexico instead. after crossing the state the problem began. >> i'm going to pat you down for weapons. that search did not turn up any weapons or drugs but the police did discover something else. $17,000 skinner and his son had in their luggage for their two-week trip. >> this boy has $3,000 here alone. >> he said what are you doing with all this money?
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we're going to vegas to help my sister and have some fun. >> two and a half hours of aggressive questioning the cops let the skinners and their money go. but their owe ordeal was just beginning. further down the road in albuquerque they were stopped again. this time the local police accompanied by federal agents. >> they wanted me to lead them to the money. >> they took the $17,000. >> they took the $17,000. >> what were you charged with. >> we weren't charged with any crime. no crime at all. first stop or second stop. >> what reason did they give you for taking you all your money. >> they didn't give us reason. >> skinner and his son were victims of a controversial law enforcement practice known as civil assets forfeiture. under it local police often working in cooperation with federal authorities can seize people's money and property simply based on the suspicion it
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might be tied to a crime. now as a result of cases like the skinners, new mexico has become the first state to abolish civil forfeiture outright. those in favor of civil forfeiture particularly those in law enforcement say the legislature acted hastily in passing this bill, and ultimately it may end up regretting it. >> what percentage of see sures do you think were righteous seizures. >> i would have to say that the vast majority of them are legitimate. there are not many people who are hundreds of dollars in cash driving down the highway. >> as for skinner he and his son got their money back but only after the aclu fought for two years on their behalf. >> you can see more on lisa's report on america tonight.
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singapore math, how teaching methods could add up to higher scores than in the united states. >> there is isis. there is al-qaeda, and then there is under arrest. >> muslims are using comedy to bridge the cultural divide.
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>> just because you're pregnant don't me
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>> when it comes to math they're trying to make math fun. >> 11 tens, 5 ones. >> she's working to keep math
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fun. the math games they play are teaching them critical thinking. >> they have become more fluent counters. they're better atalgia brayic thinkalgebraic thinking. >> it wasn't all this way. seven years ago students at this washington school from struggling. school administrators realized they needed a new approach. they looked at the world's most successful nation when it comes to mathematics: singapore. >> it brings together the conceptual teaching of mathematics through problem solving, deep thinking and really conceptual learning. >> there are areas that u.s. students consistently under perform. contract that with students from singapore who came out on top in rankings. the united kingdom ranked 20th place. the united states, 28th.
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that's why this school administrator hopes the singapore math method building complex skills over time will result in the high level math skills american students need to compete in the global economy but it has not been easy. >> it has taken us a lot of work. >> there is a high turn over of teachers in hundreds of u.s. schools now using the teaching method for their students. still some remain optimistic. >> my hope is that they will make the connection with the real world that you can tackle a problem in many different ways. >> something that educators in the u.s. must also do as they struggle to raise the test results of their students.
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>> well, nasa has released more photos of blue toecaptured by the new horizon space conservative. it is twice the resolution of a previous image. the photo shows the differences in the terrain of pluto. most researchers were excited about the image showing plow toe's atmosphere. >> . >> now this was the image that stunned the encounter team. for 25 years we have known that pluto has an atmosphere. this is the first picture where we first have seen it. this almost brought tears to the eyes of the nasa team. >> next comes technical data with new photos expected in september. for a look at what is coming at
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the top of the hour, david shuster is here. >> coming up, the gunman in last night's shootings was said to be mentally ill. we'll take a closer look at the point where mental illness and easy access to firearms collide. authorities are reporting the first death from west nile virus in the united states this year. we will look at why it could be the first of dozens of deaths and why the severe drought is makeing it worse. i and there is debate whether services like uber is good or bad for u.s. and then we talk with betty buckley and how it all began. >> i went down and thanked them. they said who are you? i said betty buckley. where are you from? they said where are you from? i said today. it was like a movie. i got the part and it was great. >> we'll get more from the tony-award winning actor and singer in just a few minutes.
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>> there is nothing funny about hate and prejudice yet humor shows the funny side of coping with discrimination in america. they're in new york for what they described as funny. >> combating fears of muslims. >> it's a comedy show. yes, good cover. >> he's one of 18 comedians starring in the muslim funny fest. nothing is off limits. >> my mom is like, is he circumcised? i said, i don't know. >> just in case being muslim did not tip anybody off i give
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threats like this. there are 3,000 muslims that we see on tv. there is isis, al-qaeda and under arrest. >> one recent poll suggests that americans view muslims more negatively than any other religion groups. the attacks on the charlie hebdo newspaper in paris perpetuates those images. >> those people who do those attacks are fringe. they do not represent muslims worldwide. we're trying to show again your average every day muslim is just like you. >> you don't go to pray in stilettos. you go to dance on poles. >> do you ever have to get tired having to defend muslims in america? >> i'm tired of answering the accusations, not the questions. >> he has been answering questions about himself since he was a child growing up in chicago. >> my i've been explaining my
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name my whole life. nobody wants to hear the speech. >> he studied law at the university of minnesota and in early 2001 worked up the courage to try stand up comedy. >> this is a muslim comedy tour. >> he went on to tour the world with fell muslim fellow muslim comedians. >> you all do comedy as a full-time job yes? how is business? >> it's good for stand up comedy. we've gone to places where people might think we wouldn't be welcomed but we were, in fact welcomed. that's one of the powerful things about comedy in particular. humor is universal. >> some haters in our community and outside of our community. >> i didn't realize that indian men are the most stressed out
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people on earth especially if the guy has a daughter. my daughter. how old is she? seven. >> muslim comedians are making progress. >> there has been a couple of times when people would come up to me after the show and had been in tears saying to me like, i can't believe you exist and i came in to this show with so much anger and negativity in my heart towards muslims, and you have completely destroyed that. >> islam mass has a message for muslims, too. after a story of a white man he felt eyed him suspiciously at an airplane. >> he missed his little kids at home just like me. that's when it hit me, dude, we're the same bird. you're like white chocolate, and i'm a snickers bar. both delicious. >> roxana saberi, al jazeera,
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new york. >> and that is all of our time for this news hour. thanks for being with us. i'm tony harris in new york city. david shuster is up in just a couple of minutes. have a great weekend.
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