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plus this -- >> it was racial. let's be honest. racial. if he was -- if trayvon was white, he had a hoodie on, would that happen? >> she was the last person to speak with trayvon martin and the prosecution's star witness. more of her interview coming up ahead. and what's it like to serve on a jury in a high profile case? this hour we'll speak to a juror who served in the scott peterson murder trial. he says some jurors wound up needing counselling and antidepressants just to deal with life after the verdict. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. she's known simply as juror b-37. and what she has to say has been riveting and revealing. people simply can't turn away. we are of course talking about the first member of the george zimmerman jury to speak out publicly. she says she's convinced trayvon martin was the aggressor the night zimmerman followed and
killed the unarmed teenager. this is an interview you will see only here on cnn. juror b-37 spoke exclusively with our anderson cooper. >> when you first sat down on the jury, when you first gathered together, what was it like? did you know how big -- >> it was unreal. it was unreal. it was like something that -- why would they want to pick me? you know? why would i be picked over all these hundreds of people that they interviewed? >> and when the trial started, what was the first day like? there were the opening statements, don west told a joke. what did you think of that? >> the joke was horrible. nobody got it. i didn't get it until later and then i thought about it and i'm like, i guess that could have been funny. but not in the context he told it. >> going into the trial, did you have an idea in your mind about what happened? >> no. i hadn't followed the trial at
all. i mean, i had heard bits and pieces of what had happened and the names that were involved, but not any details. >> so take me back if you can to that first day, the opening statements. what do you remember about them? what stood out to you? >> not a whole lot. it seems like it's been years ago that it happened. >> really? >> it does. it seems like it's been a very long time that we were there. >> was there a particular witness that stands out to you? who did you find to be the most credible? >> the doctor, and i don't know his name. >> the doctor for the defense called? >> yes. yes. >> what about him? >> i thought he was awe-inspiring. the experiences he had had over in the war. and i just never thought of anybody that could recognize somebody's voice yelling in like a terrible terror voice when he
was just previously a half hour ago playing cards with him. >> this was the witness -- the friend of george zimmerman's who had military experience. >> right. >> this was the defense medical examiner. >> yeah. >> okay. what was it like day by day just being on that jury? >> day by day was interesting. there were more interesting things than others. when they got into the evidence, it was a lot more interesting than just testimony. some of the witnesses -- some of the witnesses were good. some of them not so good. >> did you feel a lot of analysts who were watching the trial felt that the defense attorneys, mark o'mara, don west, were able to turn prosecution witnesses to their advantage. chris serino for instance, the lead investigator, did he make an impression on you? >> chris serino did, but to me he was just doing his job. he was doing his job the way he was doing his job and he was
going to tell the truth regardless of who asked him the questions. >> so you found him to be credible? >> i did. very credible. >> so when he testified that he found george zimmerman to be more or less overall truthful, did that make an impression on you? >> it did. it made a big impression on me. >> why? >> because he deals with this all the time. he deals with, you know, murder, robberies, he's in it all the time. and i think he has a knack to pick out who's lying and who's not lying. >> the prosecution started off by saying that george zimmerman was on top in the struggle. and then later on they seemed to concede, well, perhaps trayvon martin was on top, but maybe was pulling away. >> uh-huh. >> do you feel that the prosecution really had a firm idea of what actually happened? >> i think they wanted to happen what they wanted to happen to go
to their side for the prosecution, the state. there was a lot -- the witnesses the defense had on plus some of the prosecution witnesses, there was no doubt that they had seen what had happened. some of it was taped so they couldn't rebuke any of that. >> on the 911 tapes? >> uh-huh. the 911 tapes and the john good calling and all of that. >> how significant were the 911 tapes to you? >> the lower tape was the most significant because it went through before the struggle, during the struggle, the gunshot and then after. >> we're going to bring in more of the interview with this juror, b-37, later this hour. standby for that. and don't forget, later tonight on "ac 360" you can hear the rest of what she told anderson cooper. there were 20 minutes of conversation that have not yet aired. you won't want to miss that 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. right now we want you to hear
from the young woman who was expected to be the prosecutions star witness. you may remember her, rachel jeantel was on the phone with trayvon martin only moments before he was killed. the juror, b-37, says jeantel was not a credible witness. she was testy and combative during some of the questioning during the trial. jeantel has her own views about this case and she was very, very candid in an exclusive interview with cnn's piers morgan. >> and be honest with me, rachel, do you think that that was racially motivated, or more a case of somebody he thought was a young thug, black or white? >> racial. let's be honest, racial. if he was white -- if trayvon was white, had a hoodie on, would that happen? because that was around 7:00 or something. that's around that people walk their dogs, people still
outside, all that. >> the jury -- the juror -- the jury never really discussed race as being a motivating factor here. >> imagine. they're white. well, one hispanic. >> do you think they understood the world that you and trayvon come from? >> no. >> don west gave you a very hard time, the defense attorney. >> don west. >> what is your view of him? >> mmm-i have to say he lucky i'm a christian. >> this morning jeantel was on the tom joyner radio show. host offered the 19-year-old a full scholarship to any historically black college or university of her choice here in the united states. the naacp has almost a million signatures right now in an
online petition urging the justice department to take action against george zimmerman. that puts even more pressure on the attorney general, eric holder, who's giving the keynote address a couple hours or so from now at the group's annual convention. shannon travis is joining us now from orlando where the convention is taking place. shannon, the attorney general, he's in a very, very tough position right now. he's facing enormous pressure to bring charges, yet knowing how tough it is to win a conviction on a federal civil rights charge. >> reporter: enormous pressure, wolf. you're right. on the one hand you have about 3,000 people attending this naacp convention here in orlando. i've been speaking with many of them. many of them are urging the department of justice to file those federal civil rights charges against george zimmerman. let's not forget obviously that the naacp is pushing online petitions, as you mentioned, nearly a million people are
urging the same thing. and also as you mentioned it's going to be pretty tough to do that because in order for the department of justice to bring those charges to win, they need to prove that george zimmerman acted because of his race because a lot of experts are saying will be a tough bar to clear in terms of how attorney general eric holder will face the pressure here at the naacp, we're told by an administration source tells our senior producer that he will elaborate on the larger issues in the case but he will not go further in terms of talking about whether the status of the investigation or whether federal charges will be filed, wolf. >> one thing you should know, shannon, we're also getting some information from carol krathty, our producer, that holder's remarks at the naacp convention where you're attending, he will focus in on how the trayvon martin case has affected him personally. this according to a justice
department official. the speech will reflect the impact of the case over more than a year on holder, his family and many americans. so he will talk personally about what this case has meant for him. and as all of our viewers know he is an african-american, i think the first african-american attorney general in our history. so he's going to get personal in these remarks. and i'm sure those people attending the naacp convention in orlando where you are, will be appreciative of that. set the scene a bit, the mood there, what's going on? >> reporter: right now the mood is pretty much people are pretty just going about the business of the convention itself. a lot of them are obviously anticipating the remarks from the attorney general in terms of him getting personal. we'll have to standby and see if that's satisfying to a lot of people who, again, very anxious for the department of justice to act against zimmerman. >> shannon travis covering the convention for us. we'll check back with you throughout the day. shannon, thanks very much.
we'll look forward to hearing from the attorney general of the united states speaking out on the zimmerman trial and the whole trayvon martin killing, what that means for him personally. we'll have live coverage coming up here on cnn later today. much more on this story coming up later this hour as well. here are some other stories we're working on this hour. a showdown in the u.s. senate after secret talks and closed-door meetings, leaders reached a deal to avoid the so-called nuclear option to stop filibusters on nominations, plus this -- >> it's just really hot out here. i feel like i'm going to melt. >> it's the kind of heat that makes it hard to breathe, especially if you live here on the east coast. we're going to tell you if there's any relief in sight. and if you think your smartphone is safe from hackers, think again. we put your privacy to the test. >> i'm going to text him now. so i'm sending it. >> but before my friend even gets the text, these guys are reading it on their computer.
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we're talking about a rule change the democrats were threatening to use to stop anymore filibustering of the president's nominees. it appears president obama will finally get confirmation votes on most though not necessarily all of his political appointments. both party leaders in the senate appear happy with the results. >> i hope that everyone learned the lesson last night that it sure helps to sit down and talk to each other, or either stand and talk, whatever it is. it was a very, very good meeting. >> i would like to thank everybody on both sides of the aisle who have engaged in this debate and discussion. >> our chief national correspondent john king is joining us right now. john, so what's in the deal? >> wolf, what's immediately in the deal are votes. as you talked about seven of the president's nominees for federal agencies. these are not judges, these are not lifetime appointments, a
couple cabinet picks and people to head the government agencies like the new consumer protection bureau. some republicans held them up some because they disagreed wtd person, some because of other things. this means the president will get votes as soon as today on five of the seven in dispute. two others are part of the administration has agreed to pull back and send up for new nominations. immediately the president's going to get most of his picks. the bigger question is, is this deal going to start a, i'll call it a period of cumbaya, that's the big question -- >> so what were the republicans threatening to do had there been no deal? >> the republicans had been saying if senator reid went forward with the so-called nuclear option, which is essentially would minimize almost do away with the traditional use of filibuster in which a senator or group of
senators can block, that goes back to the founding fathers. what republicans said if senator reid went through with that and changed the senate rule so that 51 votes would be enough to have the nominees go forward, they would retaliate by using other obstructionist tactics blocking legislation. maybe it's a tax and spendsing dispute coming up, maybe the return of immigration reform, there are other issues before the senate like the student loan, they're trying to figure out a compromise on the student loan interest rates that just went up. wolf, this is a problem, particular dysfunction between the republican leader, mitch mcconnell. you saw john mccain speaking, mitch mcconnell is the republican leader, his relationship with harry reid has deteriorated significantly and that affects the business of the senate. what the republicans say, well, democrats did this too when they were in minority, but there's no question this has escalated in recent months and years especially around this president's nominees for key federal positions. again, they've cut a deal today. they've worked out a compromise. the bigger question is as harry reid said, have they learn today actually talk? will they work this out going forward? or is this just a temporary fix?
>> my senses probably just temporary, but let's hope for the best. john, thanks very much. >> got a good gut. >> yeah. like most of us you probably carry your life around in your smartphone or at least a lot of information. well, now that information potentially is in serious danger from hackers. we're going to show you how they are getting into your phone and your most personal information.
it's a shocking discovery, your smartphone, that device so many of us carry our lives around in so much personal information, can be easily hacked if it's on a commonly used range extender. our lori seagal shows us how it's done. >> not everything you do on your cell phone is private. >> i got a phone right here, ki text your phone and you're going to be able to use this to intercept and see exactly what i'm texting. >> we see the text message after it leaves your phone before it reaches the carrier, before it reaches the recipient's phone. >> i'm going to text him now. so i'm sending it. but before my friend even gets the text, these guys are reading it on their computer. >> and you can see right here.
looks like an outgoing sms from this identifier sent a text message to this phone number with the message, hey, what is up? >> what else you got? >> how about a voice call? >> let's call. hi, andrew, how are you? >> okay. how are you, laurie? >> i'm good. i'm good. >> i'll play it back for you. >> hi, and drew, how are you? >> i'm good. how are you, laurie? >> i'm good. i'm good. you can also see picture ifs i text a picture. >> yeah. let's do a picture message. >> all right. >> so your phone used your data connection to send a picture message. we intercepted the data connection, logged it and grabbed the picture out of it, show it on the screen. >> how do they do it? >> this is a small cell phone tower that's sold or provided by carriers to extend coverage into places where you have weak signals. >> they're called fimto cells. and these security consultants say they're easy to hack. >> you do need some level of technical skills, but people are
learning those skills in college. this is breaking into one of these devices or a device like this is within the realm of smart people working at home. >> wow. and laurie's joining us now. laurie, the phone you had tested was a vergz e verizon phone. what does the company say about this? >> hey, wolf. they issued a statement. they were very proactive about it. let me read you what they said to us. they said verizon wireless takes security very seriously. the demonstrations seen was for an identified issue that was fixed earlier this year on all network extended devices. they go onto say the fix prevents the extender from being compromised in the same manner. they also say there were no reports of any customer impact. that being said, wolf, i mean, this thing's enough. having your phone hacked by these guys, it's enough to make you a little bit paranoid. >> so if verizon patched it up they say, is it still something the average person needs to be worried about? >> in short, absolutely. i mean, it's projected that they're going to be about 50 million of these network extenders out there by 2014.
these guys did a hack on a verizon one. there are all different types of carriers. they say it's very likely that other carriers could have this flaw or similar flaws. so, you know, in short, be cautious. and, also, update your software if you've got that. >> yeah. be cautious indeed. pretty shocking stuff. all right, laurie, thanks very much. speaking under the cover of darkness, a juror in the george zimmerman case tells cnn whose voice she thinks screamed out on that 911 call. >> whose voice do you think it was on the 911 call? >> i think it was george zimmerman's. >> did everybody on the jury agree with that? >> all the but probably one. >> we're going to have more of the exclusive interview coming up including what she thought of the prosecution's star witness, rachel jeantel. we know it's your videoconference of the day. hi! hi, buddy! that's why the free wifi and hot breakfast are something to smile about. book a great getaway now
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jurors breaking her silence in a riveting cnn exclusive interview. she says zimmerman's heart was in the right place the night he followed and killed the unarmed teenager, trayvon martin. and she has no doubt it was zimmerman's voice calling out for help. let's listen to more of what this juror, b-37, told our anderson cooper. >> you had the parents of trayvon martin testifying, you had the family of george zimmerman, friends of george zimmerman testifying about whose voice it was on the 911 call. >> uh-huh. >> whose voice do you think it was on the 911 call? >> i think it was george zimmerman's. >> did everybody on the jury agree with that? >> all but probably one. >> and what made you think it was george zimmerman's voice? >> because of the evidence that he was the one that had gotten beaten. >> so you think because he was the one who had cuts, had abrasio abrasions, he was the one getting hit, he was the one calling for help. >> well, because the witnesses
of john good saw trayvon on top of george, not necessarily hitting him because it was so dark he couldn't see, but he saw blows down towards george. and he could tell that it was george zimmerman on the bottom. he didn't know who it was, but he knew what they were wearing. >> the juror who didn't think it was george zimmerman's voice, thought it was trayvon martin's voice, do you know why they felt that way? >> she didn't think it was trayvon, she just said it could have been trayvon's. >> so she wasn't even sure? >> no. she wanted to give everybody absolute out of being guilty. >> but you were sure it was george zimmerman's voice? >> i was sure it was george zimmerman's voice. >> everybody on the jury was? >> i think so, i think they were. i don't think there was a doubt that everybody else thought it was george's voice. >> i want to ask you a bunch -- i want to ask you about some of the different witnesses. rachel jeantel. >> uh-huh. >> the woman who was on the phone with trayvon martin.
>> uh-huh. >> at the start of the incident. what do you make of her testimony? >> i didn't think it was very credible, but i felt very sorry for her. she didn't ask to be in this place. she wanted to go. she wanted to leave. she didn't want to be any part of this jury. i think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills. i just felt sadness for her. >> you felt like, what, she was in over her head? >> well, not over her head. she just didn't want to be there and she was embarrassed by being there because of her education and her communication skills that she just wasn't a good witness. >> did you find it hard at times to understand what she was saying? >> a lot of the times. because a lot of the times she was using phrases i have never heard before and what they meant. >> when she used the phrase
creepy ass cracker, what did you think of that? >> i thought it was probably the truth. i think trayvon probably said that. >> and did you see that as a negative statement or a racial statement as the defense suggested? >> i don't think it's really racial. i think it's just everyday life. the type of life that they live and how they're living and the environment that they're living in. >> so you didn't find her credible as a witness? >> no. >> so did you find her testimony important in terms of what she actually said? >> well, i think the most important thing is the time that she was on the phone with trayvon. so you basically hopefully if she heard anything, she would say she did. but the time coincides with george's statements and testimony of time limits and what had happened during that time.
>> explain that. >> well, because george was on the 911 call while she was on the call with trayvon. and the times coincide and i think there was two minutes between when george hung up from his 911 call to the time trayvon and rachel had hung up. so really nothing could have happened because the 911 caller would have heard the nonemergency call that george called heard something happening before that. >> she said at one point she heard the sound of wet grass. did that seem believable to you? >> well, everything was wet at that point. it was pouring down rain. >> by the way, juror b-37 is not done. tonight, more of the interview not previously aired, the interview that all of america seems to be talking about right now. anderson cooper's exclusive interview continues late tonight 8:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. so what's it like to be a jury member on such a high profile case? up next, i'll speak to someone
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when they first started deliberating, half of the jurors wanted to convict george zimmerman, the other half did not. that's just one of the revelations from the woman known as juror b-37. she tells cnn the all-female jury was split at the start of their deliberations. and as we all know, they ended up unanimously with a not guilty verdict for the man who shot and killed the unarmed teenager trayvon martin. juror b-37 is une kwif call. she believes martin was the aggressor and zimmerman feared for his life. we're joined by two guests, criminal defense attorney danny cevallos and former juror, one of the jurors who found scott peterson guilty of murdering his
wife, lacy, and their unborn son in modesto, california. danny, let me start with you. this juror b-37 told anderson the first vote was far from unanimous. there were three not guilties, her included. but one vote for second-degree murder and two votes for manslaughter. did that surprise you that 3-2-1 split? >> it definitely did, although you have no idea which way a jury's going to go. but what's more interesting is how with that kind of split, half and half, you have to wonder how the pendulum eventually swung towards the not guilty verdict, how they were able to convince the other three to capitulate. remember, one, at least one was for the highest degree, the second-degree murder, and two for manslaughter. so in that way at least if not a majority then a plurality at least were for not guilty while the other 2-3 was sort of split
on its own. i was surprised, but i would be really interested to see how each ballot went as time went on. >> yeah. it looks like the three who initially thought not guilty were very convincing during the course of those, what, 16 hours or so of deliberations and brought the other three to their point of view. mike, in the scott peterson trial, you guys took seven days. was there a similar split at the beginning? and how decisions were changed, votes were changed over the course of those seven days? >> well, yes, wolf. the more you get into discussing the evidence and testimony and debating the value of that and credibility and what have you, things will change. when we began our deliberation, everybody wasn't in agreeance of where we were going.
nobody had an opinion that was so overriding that they didn't want to listen to the arguments and take a look at the testimony and the evidence. so for me it was a situation where this would be quite normal. you know, you want that actually kind of to happen because if everybody walks in and is of one opinion right away, well, obviously the -- everybody's in agreement so they must be right. and not always will that be the case. when you sit down and remove yourself from things and talk it out, then you're going to change your mind. and you're going to get a more realistic viewpoint of what happened. >> when i heard the judge, danny, on friday give the jury instructions, she read 27 pages. and there was one line that really jumped out at me. and i highlighted it on our show in "the situation room." let me play that clip, this is
from debra nelson, the judge's jury instructions to the jury. >> if george zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony. >> so when she said he had a right to stand his ground even though a 911 operator told him don't go out of the car, don't do certain things, yet that was not necessarily illegal. that sentence itself said to me it was going to be tough for this jury to convict him of either manslaughter or murder. but i wanted to get your sense. >> well, yeah. i mean, there's been some misunderstanding that there was an instruction on stand your ground. there was also the excusable and
justification instructions. and overall the jury instructions as a whole were somewhat confusing. we know that because the jurors had to ask questions about them and they weren't certain on manslaughter. ultimately though we're really only left with what this juror tells us because at the end they just came back and said not guilty. they don't need to say not guilty and here are our reasons why. but you're absolutely right that additional instruction allows -- just gives them another avenue to hang their hat on. and in this case it looks like they did. >> these six women, mike, of the jury, what can they expect given the publicity of this trial down the road? what will their lives be like in the weeks and months to come? >> well, i can tell you what my life was like. the minute i left the safety, if you will, of protection of the sheriff's office, the media was all over me. so they could probably certainly expect that. but the disheartening part about what happened to us, and
remember ours was a popular verdict according to many if there is such a thing, but our jurors were threatened with bodily harm and worse. so, you know, there's a lot of people in this world who just are troubled. so they make these threats. and are they real? i believe that the ones i received were real. so they can expect that, probably. especially one where such passion is involved. i mean, there's so much emotion involved in this case. we need to step back and take a look at what these jurors had to do and their decision based on just the facts, the evidence in the case, they decided were overwhelmingly not guilty as
opposed to guilty. none of us are there. >> yep. >> none of us were in that deliberation room. none of us understand the reasons that they made these decisions much like no one knows why we made our decision. it just in our case it was a popular verdict. in this case it may not be as popular. >> let's hope -- >> so they can understand a great change. >> i certainly can understand why this one juror, b-37, decided she didn't want her face shown. she wanted to do it in shadow as you say. and so far the other five jurors, they are not saying anything cause clearly they are all worried about some negative reaction. and there could be some crazy people out there for all we know and they have to be worried about what's going on. all right. we're going to leave it there. mike, we'll continue this conversation down the road. unfortunately we have to leave it on that note. mike belmessieri, thanks very much, danny cevallos, thanks to
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in the triple digits. and the heat stretches as far as michigan. worse yet, these conditions could last for days. anna corin is sweating it out in new york, chad myers is at the cnn weather channel. first to you, anna, what are people doing to cope in new york? >> wolf, i can tell you a couple hours ago i said the temperatures were bearable. well, it is anything but. the heat is now stifling. as you say it's reached the mid-90s here, but i can literally feel the heat off the pavement. and with the humidity, it definitely feels like it's in the triple digits. i have no idea what these people are doing in times square. they're obviously cueing up for tickets to a theater they desperately want to see a play, a broadway show, but you can see they are fanning themselves. this lady here, she is from new york. how would you describe the heat? >> very, very hot. totally hot and we're crazy to be out here. drink lots of water. >> very good advice.
how are you going to escape the heat today? >> going to see a broadway play in the air-conditioned room. hopefully i can get tickets. >> fantastic. okay. there you go, air-conditioning, people are going to escape the heat with the air-conditioning. power companies however, wolf, have said that there are power shortages. so they're asking people to conserve on electricity. that's going to be a very difficult thing to do considering air-conditioning units will be working overtime as people do try to escape the heat. wolf. >> anna coren in new york for us, thank you, anna. let's go to chad. how long is this heat wave going to last, chad? >> all the way through friday. and it's always don't do what we do, do what we say because that would be the worst thing you can do is go out and stand in the heat, stand out in the sunshine. those numbers that we always talk about, wolf, you know 100, 105, those are temperatures that are in the shade. it feels like 98 atlantic city, 102 in fredericksburg, but that is in the shade. and the pets feel that. kids feel that too. make sure the pets have plenty of water and certainly shade. if you can stand on the shady side of the street, today's the day to do that because i was
just in new york a couple days ago, heat index 102. and it was brutal. in the sun, it was even -- it felt like 115. you had the black asphalt radiating heat, the sun coming down on you take your time today and be a little patient with all of the people that hav to work outside. workers, city workers, police, even the guys that are moving your bags at the airport. they're out in the heat working for you. >> good advice from chad as he always gives our viewers. thank you. first graders in missouri are learning a little bit more than math and english. a new law allows public schools to teach gun safety to 6-year-olds. [ male announcer ] some things are designed to draw crowds. ♪ ♪ others are designed to leave them behind. ♪
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white house press secretary jay carney just speaking out on the president's views of racial profiling. all of this coming in the aftermath of the not guilty verdict in the zimmerman trial. listen to this. >> on the issue of laws, and, again, i think i need to note without reference to this specific case, you know, the president's views on issues like racial profiling have been well known. it's something that he worked on in the state senate in illinois. but when it comes to this case, which obviously the justice department is continuing to look into, we're not going to get out ahead of that and we're not going to comment on any
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the program advises stop, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult. but some parents who don't own guns have protested saying they don't want the school teaching anything about firearms to their kids. study by the american academy of pediatrics found that gun safety programs for children were ineffective and may even increase gun handling by children. south florida landmark that stood since the 1960s came tumbling down this morning. >> series of explosions happening. there goes the first boiler, the second boiler, the third boiler. >> this demolition is as visual art, obviously, ending endlessly fascinating to watch. a lot of us have seen this in florida over the years, but you're seeing the largest power plant demolition ever in the state of florida. the fort everglades power plant
the first to be imploded were the 7500 pound boilers with the 350 feet tall stacks and it will be fueled by natural gas. a man wakes up in a california hospital and doesn't know who he is. he can speak only swedish even though he hasn't lived in sweden in 30 years. elizabeth cohen takes a closer look at the medical condition that may have caused his extreme amnesia. >> reporter: four months ago police found this navy veteran unconscious in a southern california motel 6. on him, a u.s. passport and his veteran's i.d. identifying him as michael boatwright but when he woke up in the emergency room, he had never heard of michael boatwright. he said his name was john and he spoke only swedish. he couldn't explain why he had five tennis rackets in his luggage or who the woman was in
this photo found with him. his whole past a blank. walk in my shoes for one day and you'll experience the nightmare of a lifetime, he told the newspaper. a hospital social worker helped boatwright set up this facebook page and she discovered he lived in sweden in the 1980s and ran a consulting company. he lived in china, too, teaching english. on the school website was this photo and boatwright's own essay revealing he had a japanese wife and a 12-year-old son. why was he in southern california. he told cnn the clues suggest he's a tennis coach. he had arrived during tennis tournament season. his diagnosis was a fuge state. >> brought on by life changing events, family deaths, loved one's death. recent travel or major accident. >> reporter: for right now he's at des effort regional medical center. they'd like to send him home as
soon as they learn where home is. this story has played big in the swedish media and now some swedes are coming forward saying, hey, i knew this man in the 1980s. plus, according to the desert sun who says he's michael boatwright's sister. >> thanks very much for that. that's it for me. i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. in "the situation room." brooke baldwin takes it from here. here. brooke -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com for weeks americans debated what the jurors were thinking in the george zimmerman trial, and now we know. you're about to hear a juror's candid revelations about the legal teams, about the turning point and why this decision left them in tears. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the prosecution's star witness talks to cnn about race, slurs, and facing down six jurors. >> the jury's so shocked what i said, and they're acting