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a good monday evening. under pressure, will the obama administration file a civil rights suit against george zimmerman for killing trayvon martin? protesters around the country are pushing for it. the naacp says it has more than 800,000 signatures on petitions demanding the department of justice opening federal case. the naacp, of course, put out a press release within minutes of the verdict saying the d.o.j. should do something. today attorney general eric holder left the door open for more action. >> i believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak honestly about the complicated and emotionally charged issues that this case has raised. i want to assure you that the department will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts and the law. >> but is there enough fear to charge zimmerman with a hate crime? here's what our legal analysts say holder would have to prove. have to prove that zimmerman
willfully hurt trayvon martin by shooting him because, this is the crucial thing. because he was black. "outfront" tonight, the political director for russell simmons serves on the board of dregor. michelle oliver is a co-creator of the hollywood hoothie campaign. and our legal analyst. great to have all three of you. i know you have different points of view. should the department of justice bring a case? >> i think they should open an investigation. is there a case? i don't think so. they should look into this investigation and make sure there isn't a case before they close the book. >> that will make people feel like, you haven't left a stone unturned. >> especially since george zimmerman wasn't arrested for 45 days. 45 days. they thought trayvon martin was a john doe so make sure every stone is overturned. >> i want to look at the call made to police. it goes to the heart of this, whether the government could prove he shot him because he was
black. here's the call. >> hey, we've had some break-ins in 95 my neighbor and there is a real suspicious guy, retreat view circle. the best address i can give you is 111 retreat view circle. this guy looks like he is up to no good or he is on drugs or something. he is raining and he is around. >> is he black or hispanic? >> he looks black. >> that doesn't sound definitive to say i know he's black and i'll going after him for that reason which you would need for a hate crime. >> i mean, i think it is plenty. he said he looks suspicious. this gentleman was walking around in his own backyard. there is nothing suspicious about that except for the fact that he was black and he was wearing a hoodie. i think there's more than enough there. and when you believe someone is suspicious, and you are saying
they're black and you're going to react off of your fears of black people running around in a neighborhood causing problems, that's profiling. that's wrong. >> that may be wrong but i guess i'm trying to understand, in your view, a subconscious profiling. is that the same as an active hate crime of going after someone with the intent because of their race to you? >> yes, i think it is. i think we need to look more at implicit racism versus explicit racism. in this case i think there's a lot of undertones and things that are stereo types. he might not have gone out with the lynch mob going after him. he did act in a way that i don't think he would have acted if this was a white person not wearing a hoodie. >> and let me just say to both michael and richelle. it is important to say that there had been a break-in in that neighborhood recently right before zimmerman made this call. the suspect had been a black male. just another piece of context
here. not to justify but to give people context. for federal hate crime, we must prove the highest standard of the law. it does not meat that standard. we must show specific intent to do the crime with requisite state of mind. what do you say? >> i say you get a doover on a jury trial when under very extraordinary circumstances, where there's unfairness and it is clear there has been unfairness in the system. let's look at what happened in this case. the governor of florida appointed the toughest prosecutor in florida from an adjacent county. she brought in her really fiery prosecutors to prosecute the case. they devoted an enormous amount of investigategoer time to put together a case. zimmerman was indicted. the trial judge, one of the toughest judges in florida. universally, lawyers have looked at this case and i watched almost all of it.
superb lawyers on both sides of the case presenting all available admissible evidence. and we're doing what essentially the founding fathers wanted us to do. a local jury is supposed to make a decision about guilt or innocence. this was a fair trial where all the he have was heard by the jury. just because you don't agree with the outcome, i don't think it is proper for the federal government to intervene and try to take it away from the locals. >> what do you think? the d. orgs j. has been investigating. the fbi has interviewed nearly three dozen people in the case. they have found no evidence at this point of racial bias as a motivating factor. >> yeah. if it looks like racism and it sounds like racism, this is racism. and i was at rally, a miami rally last, yesterday evening. and there were people who felt extremely lost. there were children and young
adults and they wanted answers. they were confused. how can this happen in our backyard? if an innocent man kill an innocent boy, that doesn't make sense. that doesn't happen. what we need to do is we need to fill this up and take this to the doj and i think they are going to find that in fact what half, 800,000 people have brought to the attention and the naacp, that there is racism there. and it is rampant. >> a final word to you. the president said if i had a son, he would look like trayvon. his statement was, a jury has spoken but we have big issues to talk about in this country. and there are issues, right? according to government statistics, blacks were 55% of shooting homicides. there is a broad issue here. >> certainly. the sadness that so many people have felt over the past 48 hours as george zimmerman walked out of that courtroom free. another black kid was killed for no reason. he was walking home with a bag
of skittles to watch a basketball game and was stalked by a guy who he did not know and confronted him and killed him and he goes home free. people are deeply, deeply saddened that once again, a black kid time and time again. as the cover of thedale news said today, emwhy it hill, jordan davis, trayvon martin, when will it stop? >> we'll leave it there. thank you very much, all three of you. we appreciate you taking the time. i want to add that at 8:00, anderson will be speaking with one of the jurors from the zimmerman case. the first time a juror has spoken. that is at 8:00 p.m. here on cnn. still ahead, the martin family did not get the verdict that they hoped for. was it because of racism or failure of the prosecution or something different? tonight an "outfront" investigation. a construction of something the government speck a lot of money. a huge complex never going to be used. plus the airline of the 777 that
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the outrage over the zimmerman verdict. for two days you've been seeing this on tv and maybe in your own cities. protesters around the country reto zimmerman's acquittal. two people who have been noticeably quiet are trayvon martin's parents. tracy martin, sybrina fulton weren't in the courtroom when the verdict was read saturday
night. likele, i was wondering why are not they there. other than a few tweets, we vnl heard from them. natalie, it is always good to see you. it has been a very long week for you. you had a chance to talk to them. what did they tell you? >> sybrina talked to attorney crump and i. she said she went to church. she had time to think and reflect and pray. and her goal now is to make sure that this verdict does not define her son. she said she will define his legacy and work with his foundation and work with youth across the country. >> and are they -- so this whole question we've been talking about about the doj and whether the doj should pursue a hate crime, do they feel strongly about that at this point? >> we haven't talked about that yet. i've talked with ben crump and they feel the doj should
continue their investigation and into the handling of this case from beginning to end. >> i want to ask you another question about that. but first, george zimmerman's parents. they spoke to barbara walters moments ago and she asked them what they would say to trayvon martin's fally and here's how they answered that. >> we are deeply sorry. deeply sorry. and we pray for trayvon martin. >> is that apology any consolation for the martin family, natalie? both parties, both sets of parents have tried to hole their heads high throughout all of this. >> i think they have a right to feel how they feel. you're asking me how sybrina and tracy feel about the apology. i haven't talked to they will. but george's parents have the right to feel they feel, too. >> the zimmermans have lost
something here. they cannot go back to their home. they have no more money. they feel for their lives. is that something at all that you feel any empathy for? >> i do. because we've seen it with sybrina and tracy. they've had to move out of their house. we've had death threats. so i feel empathy for that. they're not supporting the cause, the effort to change, the movement to change. and that is something that we deeply disapprove of. any type of threats. >> and fair point. prosecutor bernie de la rionda, the man we've seen make these objections in court. i wanted you to hear about the obstacles he faced when prosecuting george zimmerman. >> we were left with inconsistent witnesses in terms of what actually happened and his story. we were trying to prove that his story was false. >> inconsistent witnesses. it was an all female jury. three gun owners, by all accounts, a prosecution that may have reached too far for
second-degree. obviously not a diverse jury. what do you blame for not getting the verdict that you think was fair? >> i don't know. i think that is why a lot of people are disappointed. they thought that surely the jury would come back and say that you cannot follow a 17-year-old kid walking home from the store with a gun, provoke him, struggle with him, and then shoot him. and i think a lot of people felt that trayvon martin was on trial from beginning to end here. and they felt that he was convicted of causing his own murder. thank you as always. appreciate your time. stand your ground was not formally raised by george zimmerman's defense team but as all of you know, it has been at the heart of the story from the very beginning. saturday's verdict, a call to change the florida law and others like it across this country. david mattingly is out front.
>> reporter: if outrage becomes a movement and voices become votes corks a new conflict over florida's stand your ground law be far behind? the parents of trayvon martin are could youing on it. >> we have to use all this energy in a positive way to have to go out and say we want to make an amendment to the stand your ground laws. we suggest that this trayvon martin amendment that stands for the proposition, you cannot be the aggressor. you cannot initiate the confrontation, shoot someone and then claim tan your ground. >> he did not seek that. but after testimony, the judge did allow this line to be included in her instructions to the jury. he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground. critics say this could have limited the jury's options.
>> it gave the jury the green light for acquittal. because he no longer had to find a reasonable way in which to not use deadly force. >> in february, a task force review ordered by the florida governor release ad few recommendations including restrictions on neighborhood watch groups. but lawmakers made no changes to the law. >> the purpose of our stand your ground law is very clear. it is for law-abiding citizens doing nothing wrong, who suffer a violent attack. >> the co-sponsor of florida address stand your ground law said he expects to see new challenges. dennis argues the law doesn't apply to the zimmerman acquittal. >> this case is not about stand your ground. it was handled definitely as a simple self-defense case. who was the aggressor and who was not? and was it kill or be killed? >> stand your ground has enjoyed
strong support among voters here in florida but now opponents rthing after this verdict in the zimmerman case, that the tide might be turning in their favor and they might have a fighting chance to make some changes. erin? >> all right. david mattingly, thank you very much from florida. "outfront," a huge military installation was built but unused. you paid millions and millions of tax dollars. then two teens spot a kidnapping in progress. what they did next totally changed the outcome. in our shoutout, a chance to show what you could be the greatest ceremonyial fish pitch in history. we will also show you a pretty bad one from this weekend. i don't always have time to eat like i should. that's why i like glucerna shakes. they have slowly digestible carbs to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna. helping people with diabetes find balance.
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our third story "outfront" on a monday, government spending gone crazy. in tonight's "outfront" investigation, lawmaker are demanding to know why a state-of-the-art military base which costs tens of millions of taxpayer dollars is now going to be demolished. even though it has never been used. you think we make this up but we don't. chris lawrence is "outfront." >> reporter: it's a $34 million u.s. military compound, paid for by your tax dollars. built with a war room, briefing theater and offices for a three star general. now the pentagon will probably have to demolish this palace in afghanistan even though it is never been used. >> this is a really good example of the military losing sight of common sense. >> reporter: senator mccass kell is demanding answers after an
audit shows defense officials pushed the project through, over the objections of the actual marines it was designed for. >> in $34 million, this isn't a small temporary building. >> when you try to follow the money trail in this case, it is like being in a maze. >> it is. >> the army said we need it. the marines said we don't. the contract was award by the air force. you're asking, who was in charge? >> reporter: the audit shows the commander didn't want or need the building and said so before it was built. but even as the marines pull out of helmond province, the top brass was still making upgrades to the building this year. the inspector general says, i am deeply concern that u.s. forces afghanistan may be spending additional taxpayer dollars on a facility no one will ever use. but the mismanagement goes beyond one project. the pentagon still plans to spend $750 million even though
can he this isn't operate or maintain them. snfr tell me there is at least an american contractor, an american job that will come out of this. >> as far as i can see, no. we're buying from the british and the russians. even the u.s. taxpayer is not benefiting from this even though it is our money. >> reporter: the u.s. is paying foreign agencies to build the planes. that building in helmond? the pentagon can't even give it away. it is wired for u.s. electrical and ventilation systems. it would cost even more to overhaul for the afghan army. >> frankly, whoever decided to build this building after the military on the ground said they didn't need it, they need to lose their job. >> reporter: the defense officials say once a project gets going, it is hard to stop. but that explanation won't cut it with some members of congress. they and the inspector general want to know who decided to keep this project going and why. erin? >> pretty incredible to think about that. thanks to chris.
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tea welcome back to the second half of "outfront" where we start with stories we focus on reporting from the front lines. i want to begin in boston where the marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev wants to add another attorney to his legal team. not just any lawyer. he wants to add a man named david brock. this is according to the boston herald. he is a death penalty specialist who helped keep an al qaeda plane hijacker and susan smith, the mother who stramd her two children into her car and let it roll into a lake, off death row. taxpayers would food the bill as well as defending tsarnaev which could be nearly three quarters of a million dollars, according to the report on defender services. there is a big showdown on capitol hill. something democrats and republicans are needing to tray to defuse a nuclear option. an actual missile it is not although many americans wouldn't be sad to see them go.
it would change the vote. harry reid has been threatening to go nuclear in order to get stalled presidential nominees confirmed. our contributor says the filibuster has been abused and when he pulled the numbers, this looks pretty stark. he notes it was invoked to just 35 times in its first 50 years compared to more than 100 over the past two years. the hunger strike at guantanamo bay continues as of tonight, 81 detainees are in the strike. that's a drop from 102 detainees on friday. 45 of those on strike are being force fed. the decline in the number of people on hunger strike, you may say why? it happens to coincide with ramadan so many are not eating any way. we he told you about one detainee on a hunger strike. he was eating a little bit and last week they said more are being moved to community living from isolation cells. in pennsylvania, two teenage boys are being called hero. they saved a 5-year-old girl.
the girl, jocelyn rojas was playing in her front yard when she was abducted by a man whom they believe lured her with ice cream. for two hours neighbors searched for her including the two teens who were patrolling on their bikes. they chased down alleged kidnapper in he gave up and let the girl out. the suspect is between 50 and 70 years old and he is at large. slim gains in stocks but still any gain right now gets to you a record. a new record for the dow and the s&p. the nasdaq, i don't know when that will happen. highest level in a decade. we'll tate. now to the investigation into what killed cory mont dleef, the star from the hit tv show "glee." investigators say they will try to fast track the autopsy. he was found dead in a vancouver hotel room on saturday. prayer to his death, mont dleeth
had been open about his battle. >> reporter: friends and fans of cory monteith are struggling to come to terms with his sudden death in a vancouver hotel room. the cause is being investigated. >> the cause of death was not apparent on initial investigation. further examination and test there's take place to determine cause of death. >> reporter: according to vancouver police, monteith was out with friends friday night but surveillance video showed him returning to his room alone in the early morning hours on saturday. ♪ the shocking news have his death hit friends and colleagues hard. his on again, off again girlfriend and "glee" co-star leah michelle is grieving privately. in a statement, her rep asked that every one kindly respect leah's privacy during this devastating time. and co-star matthew morrison became emotional at a sunday
concert on sunday dedicating a song to him. he had a troubled youthful he describe himself as an out of control drug and alcohol abusing teen who was skipping school to drink and smoke pot by the age of 13. >> for me it wasn't so much about the substances per se. it was more about not fitting in. just a lack of not really having a self image at the time. typical teenager stuff. >> despite his successering continued to battle his substance abuse demons. earlier this year he check himself into rehab. his friend, "glee" director spoke to monteith before he was found dead. >> i had several interactions with him yesterday. he said to me that he was feeling amazing and even said, i am feeling fantastic again. >> this is one of those shows.
so many people were really passionate about. what about the future of "glee" without him? and as you mentioned, he was the on again offagain boyfriend of a co-star on the show. >> a lot of layers to this. on the show he was the moral compass on the show. we didn't see him at the end of season four and that is because he was in rehab at the time. but he was slated to be back as a series regular on season five. he did go to the promotional shoot with the cast on june 28th. now we don't know what will happen. the last time we saw him. he had come back to the school to be this kind of coach of the "glee" club. we're not sure what will happen with fin and where he could go. >> just sad whenever any of these things happen. certainly someone people thought made a real stab at getting it right. thank you very much. now our fourth story, how dangerous is edward snowden? the nsa leaker reportedly has
the blueprints on how the biggest spy agency spies on people. literally, everything they do and how they do it. that's the claim. that is one major claim. but is it a serious threat? or empty words? barbara starr investigates for "outfront." >> reporter: in the latest war of words drama, glen greenwald, one of the reporters who broke the edward snowden story, said snowden still has highly classified documents that could threaten the u.s. >> they also contain the blue prints of how the nsa is doing these things. >> reporter: blueprints that could leak -- [ inaudible ] how it actually works. greenwald told cnn, snowden is not out to harm the u.s. >> what i am saying is that the claim that he's trying to harm the u.s. government is ludicrous. he's done the opposite. he has been incredibly responsible in asking us to report on this story as judiciously as we can. >> reporter: but then there is this.
>> if i were the u.s. government, i would be hoping and praying that he stays in control of how these stories are being reported because of how responsible he's been. >> reporter: it is just part of the reason official washington says snowden is a criminal. >> every day this man is a fugitive on the run. he puts the united states and national security more at risk. >> he riveminds everyone what h could have done. >> i had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize and read your communications. anyone's communications at any time. >> reporter: both the government and snowden hyping the damage he has done and could still cause? >> look, you've got a lot of, as you would say, chest thumping. >> reporter: many say the nsa can adapt even if terrorists change their tactics. >> it is unlikely the government won't be able over time to recover that. >> reporter: and some may be ahead of snowden anyhow.
according to flash point intel which monitors the activities, back in february, a new encryption service appeared for users of instant messaging services, including yahoo, msn, aol and google talk. it was aimed at avoiding the very u.s. surveillance that snowden leaked four months later. >> the core al qaeda, hezbollah, people like that. they're pros. they know what they're doing. this probably did not tell them much they didn't already suspect. >> it is just, this whole story is incredible and what they allege is incredible. he said the documents, snowden has them. they're encrypted. he is the one in control of what happens to them. it is kind of ironic that he has them encrypted and the nsa apparently cannot seem to break in? >> well, it is. there is a lot of irony throughout this story. you might wonder how greenwald
is continuing to communicate with snowden. greenwald said they are communicating by encorrupted chat links, if you will. and it is worth remembering. the administration has said that snowden caused damage to our security but is not offering any examples and is not likely to because it all remains highly classified. >> thanks vex to barbara. outfront, could the first lawsuit in the asiana crash come from the airline? the racist joke played on a local news station. and a fight to the death. for tonight's shoutout, we turn to baseball. this is great. canadian singer carly ray jepsen threw out the first pitch at a game in florida. i would be afraid if i ever did it that i would do just what she did. it bombed. okay. it bombed. you know what? this is just the latest in a
string of sub par first pitches. mariah carey, justin bieber wilting under the pressure. perhaps trying too hard. but there have been some good ones, too. our shot goes to the rythmic gymnast. just watch it. i mean, they probably just fire the pitcher. she threw out the first pitch in south korea earlier this month. spin around, do a flip and go ahead and hit home plate. this is the girl to call. maybe.
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don't forget at 8:00, anderson will be speaking with one of the jurors from the zimmerman case. the first time a juror has spoken. that's coming up at 8:00 eastern. now to tonight's outer circle where we reach out to our sources around the world. i want to go to cairo where american diplomats are visiting for the first time since the out offer of elected president morsi trying the resolve the unrest. the coup or not to coup that has gripped the nation over the last two years.
nick, what are you seeing? >> reporter: i've just right-hander. from the first clashes we've seen in a number of days in the square, they are trying to clear pro morsi protesters. tear gas fired by the police, rocks thrown back by the pro morsi protesters. i even saw some people in civilian clothes throwing rocks back. exactly the kind of scene william burns did not want today. he has met with the interim government. he said the u.s. wants an elected democracy. we'll have to see how it impacts the interim government. tonight they call the supporters out in tahrir square. we are for the pro morsi crowds. with the clashes like i've just seen. our fifth story, asiana airline suing over a racist prank. the airline involved in the crash that you see there says it
will sue an oakland television station after it mistakenly aired false names. they said the names which spelled out phrases that sounded like something wrong, holy expletive and we too low were confirm by one of the agency's summer interns. they insist he did not make up the name. no one saw or heard those names thought they were real. this is just my interpretation here. this is way beyond an intern issue. stephanie miller and others are with me. you are an attorney, a practicing attorney. do you think asiana has a case? >> this is ridiculous. this is as close to frivolous as you get. they're worried about the reputation being hurt? how about the plane crashing? that hurts the reputation of the airline. their entire focus should be on that. this is a distraction. no reasonable person could say they suffered damage from a joke. it was comedy will it was wrong. racially insensitive but funny.
>> they said in order to win the case they have to determine that this caused damage to their reputation and injury. as dean says, obviously this was racist, offensive, it was help to be some kind of comedy. obviously though it was racist. does this damage the company reputation? >> well, i think i agree with dean. what damages the reputation is they just had a plane crash, number one. when they say it maligned your pilots. no, what maligned the pilots is they crashed the plane. look, i think you're right. what you said also is that nobody believed this was real. i could fail to see erin burnett reading these names out of a teleprompter. the whole thing is ridiculous. by the anchor, the tv station, the ntsb, the whole thing is ridiculous but it is certainly not worthy of a lawsuit. >> let me ask you, the station
did apologize. on so many levels, you come one these names, an intern who has never seen the names confirms them. i don't think you can blame this on interns. but the station did apologize. i want to play their apology and get your reaction. >> tonight we want to take a moment and say that we are sorry. earlier today during our noon newscast, we misidentified the pilots in the asiana airlines crash. we made several mistakes when we received this information. first of all, we never read the name out loud phonetically sounding them out. then during our phone call to the ntsb where the person confirmed the spellings of the names, we never asked that person to give us their position within the agency. we heard this person verify the information without questioning who they were and then we rushed the name on to our noon newscast. >> i personally find this totally appalling and i think that it is absolutely appropriate to file a lawsuit and here's why. to win damages, they're right. you have to prove that it damaged the bottom line and i don't think you can prove that. here's the thing.
this is a multinational company with employees. and one of the reasons why your employees stick with you, one of the reasons they work hard, one of the reasons they toil away, they feel as though the leadership of the company is sticking up for their employees. hfs high school i will greating. i was born in 1951 in the middle of the korean war. this is a 50 that has made enormous strides. now you see your name dragtd through the mud in this infantile way. i would do it day and night. whether or not you lose that case. and i think that it is about that. about sticking it to them and i think it is perfect perfect to do i. >> it is funny, we have a history of this humor in american comedy. >> a history of filing lawsuits when your players are insulted. >> by the way, erin, can i jump in with dean as a comedian and say not since bill o'reilly, and i'm not making this up, read a letter from someone named dick
pinch has there been anything this funny on the air. totally inappropriate. just saying. >> well, i can remember we all played games in high school. i want to play to this point and get all of you to weigh-in on this. you too, ryan. a saturday night live clip with robert de narrow where he's talking about a list of terrorist names. i edited out some of the inappropriate ones. >> we are searching for a man we believe to be an al qaeda lieutenant who's bin fartine. >> those were the polite ones, there were many impolite ones. >> that's racist. you were there in the room playing a reporter in that exit. how is this different than what happened at the oakland
television station. >> i was there. >> i was there, younger and on network tv. now i'm on cable. that's a comedy show, this is a news show. i don't see ho it's hurtful, it was a mistake, and it was funny, this is a history of comedy, to use this kind of device, to use names, to make them have other words. it's comedic to us. >> let us play one other quick clip of people making fun of names. in this case, they're not arab names, and they're not asian names. >> they're made from a secret schweaty recipe. no one can resist my scheaty balls. >> is seymour butts here? hey, everybody, i want a seymour butts.
>> we're childish. >> it's all about loyalty. if you're sticking up for your employees, you'll do a lot. those are people who get loyalty from their employees. you can make fun of names and it's all fun and games, that's what this is about. how you motivate your employees to get out of bed in the morning and do the job for you. >> what do you think of his point? >> i get it, but i can't stop playing the sound bites on my radio show. bill o'reilly didn't just fall for it once, but several times. it's a whole greatest hits album of comedy. i'm with dean on this. >> they didn't name the pilots in this, these were completely fake over the top names. if they had named people and showed pictures of the company i would be with rayhan. >> basically i want to get everyone's point of view on
this, please tweet us and let us know. very different and interesting points of view. every day we take a look outside the day's story. you might say, this is outside the headlines? until it's born, yes. it's not just about the royal line, people are focused on the betting line. tens of thousands of dollars in bets are being laid in britain every day. they're betting on the dress p pippa will wear when she first visits the baby. these are people who need more to do. traditional baby merchandise is flying off the shelves. much of it adorned with the royal emblem and a picture of a stoerk. you see the stoerk? it's kind of nice to see the british embrace the stock. the stock has been taking some hits recently in germany.
today's german headlines are talking about a stock terrorist. residents are apparently living in fear of a male stoerk that's been patrolling the streets and attacking windows and other reflective surfaces, causing more than $5,000 worth of damage. look at that, wouldn't you be scared of that? a stock hanging out? stock terrorizes, there's that innocent little stock sitting by a minivan. anyway, you know, just doesn't seem like attacking to us. but it sees himself in the reflection, thinks it another bird and attacks. the thing in here is the environmentalists are running with the story. this is part of a larger problem. the natural habitat is driving the stocks into residential areas. there's only one stock in one town, a stock that cannot tell the difference between his reflection and an enemy. maybe this time it's not a warn of doom and gloom. maybe this stock is truly just a
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360 starts right now. thanks, good evening, everyone. breaking news, a 360 exclusive, you'll not see this anywhere else. one of only six individuals who knows what it's like to decide george zimmerman's fate. one of the six members of the jury who acquitted him, juror b-37, at her request, we're concealing her identity. for the first time anywhere, she's speaking out. she's the first juror to do so, to speak out publicly, the first to talk about how she saw the powerful testimony that all of us saw, which testimony resonated with her and the other jurors, which evidence persuaded her and the other five women on the panel. what happened inside that jury room, what does she think really happened the night george zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin? there's that, whether she thinks race played a role and a lot more. here's part one of our exclusive conversation. >> when you first gathered together, what was it like? >> did you know how big this -- >> it was