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department is closing key embassies in the middle east and north africa, including those in egypt and libya. this latest threat comes as we near the one year anniversary of the terror attack in benghazi in libya. that attack killed four americans, of course, including ambassador christopher stevens. chris lawrence joins us live at the pentagon with the latest on this. what can you tell us about this new threat? >> sources say this was more than the usual chatter. the threat is considered both credible and dangerous, enough so that they are closing at least 17 diplomatic posts around the middle east and that region. earlier this morning on cnn's new day, the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee went further. >> it's my understanding it is al qaeda linked, all right? the threat emanates in the middle east and central asia.
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>> we just learned that the state department has now released a travel alert for u.s. citizens who are traveling in the middle east and north africa. separately, a u.s. official tells us that they are monitoring a specific threat in yemen, the kcapital of yemen. remember, just this thursday, president obama met with yemen's president in the white house. counter-terrorism was one of the main topics they talked about. so far, the only al qaeda affiliate that has shown both the desire and ability to attack u.s. posts overseas is al qaeda in the arabian peninsula or aqap, based in yemen. >> as you said, there is this new travel alert that came out just seconds ago. let me read you a little part of that. it said an attack possibly occurring in or emanating from the arabian peninsula.
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clearly, there are some very specific fears for that region. one of the things we mentioned was the date right now. about a month before september 11th. the attacks in new york and 2001 and the one year anniversary of the attacks of that compound in benghazi in libya. any sense that this now round of threats causing the embassies to close this week and now this travel warning we just received, any sense those are connected to the benghazi anniversary? >> it's possible. none of the officials i spoke with are necessarily ruling that out but they're not tying it to that either. there are a lot of connections you can make to sunday. president obama's birthday and iran inaugurating its new president. benghazi is an obvious tie as well. most officials seem to think this may have more of a tie to ramadan, the islamic holy month, which is coming to an end now. >> chris lawrence for us at the pentagon. thank you. so reiterate the news, u.s. embassies in north africa and
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middle east closed and a travel warning to americans who might be headed to the region. this just in. notorious crime boss whitey bulger will not take the stand. the defense has rested its case. bulger is accused of participating in 19 murders as part of a racketeering conspiracy in a 32 count indictment. that includes extortion and money laundering charges. that is a big development. we'll get more in a little bit. other news, worse than expected jobs report for july. 162,000 jobs were added last month, about 18,000 less than the cnn money estimate. however, the unemployment rate did fall to 7.4%. u.s. consulates around the world will extend the same visa privileges to same sex spouses as other married couples. u.s. secretary state john kerry is expected to announce that change today and says it takes effect immediately and applies to legally recognized spouses of u.s. citizens and non-citizens and a result of the u.s. supreme
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court ruling that overturned the defense of marriage act. the fight over martha stewart coming to an end in a new york courtroom. retail giants macy's and jc penneys have been fighting for months over the exclusive sift of her merchandise. the judge is expected to rule as early as next week. casey anthony officially owns her life story part of an agreement with her bankruptcy estate. how much is her life story worth? try $25,000. what still is not known now is while filing for bankruptcy, how she can scrape together $25,000. the new york yankees, alex rodriguez, getting ready to take the field tonight in new jersey for a minor league team, part of his rehab but major league baseball could bench him instead, possibly for good and it could come as early as today for his connection to performance enhancing drugs. rachel has more.
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>> reporter: alex rodriguez is in the middle of a delicate dance with major league baseball. as the yankee third baseman's career hangs in the balance, baseball fans are left waiting and waiting and waiting. so what's the holdup? baseball is giving a-rod the chance at a lesser suspension if he admits to wrongdoing and promises not to appeal, simt lar lar -- similar to a plea bargain. that's the route ryan braun chose. after his admission of guilt, brawn was suspended only 65 games down from the 100 game mark baseball reportedly started at. initially a-rod's representatives insisted they had no interest in making a similar deal. baseball officials have spent the past few days working to change their minds. they reportedly presented quote volumes of evidence and also leaked the commissioner is considering a lifetime ban for a-rod, a threat meant to further pressure him at the bargaining
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table. publicly, a-rod remains n s non-committal. he refused to address his situation directly. >> so many leaks here and there is a pawn and we have a process and good system with major league baseball. let's let the process play out. >> reporter: it's a process that has turned into a waiting game, possibly the most important game alex rodriguez has ever played. >> a lot of money. a lot of prestige at stake. rachel joins me now. what happens if there is no suspensi suspension. we're all waiting on pins and needles. could a-rod be back in the bronx as soon as next week? >> the yankees actually play in chicago on monday. sure, technically if baseball decided not to move forward with the a-rod matter now and separate him from the players they expect to suspend in the next few days, he could be in chicago. nobody expects that to happen. not only does baseball want to
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group these other players together and others facing a time crunch. at some pointed in this negotiating process you have to have an end date. these two sides have separate interests and not likely to come to an agreement unless there is a lot of pressure on them. baseball wants to see rodriguez suspended for a long time, even if they come to some sort of plea bargain deal. not likely they will let him off likely. they feel rodriguez was heavily involved with this miami clinic and feel he tried to impede their investigation by tri ing to -- trying to buy off evidence and look for a significant suspension even if they come to an agreement and rodriguez not wanting to admit to wrongdoing and the idea of losing his very pricey paycheck. we have to see over the next couple of days if they can work something outside, baseball holding that big stick, that possible lifetime ban. we'll see if that moves things
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along. >> we'll bring you the developments the moment they happen. could be today, tomorrow, sunday. rachel nichols, appreciate it. i want to show you amazing video. this was taken from the dashcam of a truck. there you just saw it. another semi-going airborne over an overpass. look at this! this looks like a movie. this happened in greensburg, indiana. you can see it launch. local reports say there are two people in that truck. incredibly neither was injured. no idea how or why it got up in the air like that over that overpass. honestly looks like a stunt of some kind. unbelievable no one was hurt. lucky. convicted rapist ariel castro will be in jail the rest of his life. one of his victims, michelle knight, had some very tough words for him in court. >> i spent 11 years in hell.
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now, your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all this that happen happened. but you will face hell for eternity. >> you will hear her brave courageous words right after the break. am in [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. and experience the connectivity of the available lexus enform, including the es and rx. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection.
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we saw something extraordinary during the ariel castro testimony yesterday. the young woman held longest in that cleveland home spoke to her captor. michelle knight put her 11 years of torment behind her in just a few minutes. in court, knight told castro her time in hell is over but his is just beginning. take a look. >> my name is michelle knight. i would like to tell you what it was like for me. i miss my son everyday. i wondered if i was ever going to see him again. he was only 2 1/2 years old when i was taken. i look inside my heart and i see
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my son. i cried every night. i was so alone. i worried about what would happen to me and the other girls everyday. days never got shorter, days turned into nights. nights turned into days. years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he told me that my family didn't care to torment me, even on holidays. christmas was the most traumatic day because i never got to spend it with my son. nobody should ever have to go through what i went through or anybody else, not even the worstest enemy. gena was my teammate. she never let me fall, i never
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let her fall. she nursed he back to health. when i was dying from his abuse. my friendship with her is the only thing that was good out of this situation. we said we will some day make it out alive and we did. ariel castro, i remember all the times that you came home talking about what everybody else did wrong and act like you wasn't doing the same thing. you said, at least i didn't kill you. you took 11 years of my life away and i have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now, your hell is just beginning. i will overcome all this that happened but you will face hell for eternity.
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from this moment define me or i am. you will live -- i will live on, you will die a little everyday. as you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. what does god think of you hypocritically going to church every sunday? coming home to torture us, the death penalty will be so much easier. you don't deserve that. you deserve to spend life in prison. i kcan forgive you but i will never forget. with the guidance of god i will prevail and help others that suffered at the hands of others. writing this statement gave me the strength to be a stronger woma woman and know that there's
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good -- there's more good than evil. i know that there is a lot of people going through hard times. but we need to reach out a hand and hold them. and let them know that they're being heard. after 11 years, i am finally being heard and it's liberating. thank you all. i love you. god bless you. >> it is michelle knight who deserves the last word in this case, her words so brave and so courageous. she is a survivor here. >> so despite all the evidence that came out of ariel castro's house of horrors, the convicted rapist and kidnapper, he claims he is not a bad person. how could he be so wrong about this? how could he say this out loud?
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we'll ask a mental health expert right after the break.
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welcome back, everyone. so ariel castro, he had a
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chance, he had a right to talk yesterday. but what he said was strange and some people might even say it was offensive. although he pleaded guilty to 937 different charges, including rape and murder and kidnapping, he says he's not a monster. he says that he's a family man who couldn't control his sex addiction. he says he's sick. this is a psychology of wh-- sag of what he said. >> people are trying to paint me as a monster. i'm not a monster. i'm sick. my sexual problems have been so bad in my mind, i'm impulsive. i'm a happy person inside. i'm not trying to make excuses. i know i'm 100% wrong for doing that but i'm just saying -- trying to say i'm a
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violent person, i'm not a violent person. most of the sex that went on in the house, apractically all of t was consensual. these allegations of being forceful on them, that is totally wrong. >> trying to understand what's going on. joining us clinical psychologist, sheila. thanks for joining us. what due make have that performance? what do you think he was trying to do in court? >> i think the word performance is correct. i think it's important to talk about as a topic. basically, i think it was very manipulative. there are small grains of truth of what he said, i watch so much violent porn all the time, it took a toll on the way i see women and the way i see sex. sure. you know what, this is not a man that shares the same conscience
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you and i do. this is a man that does not have a moral compass. >> you say it was manipulative. we should point out one of the women he abused and tortured so long was in the courtroom at the time. who was he trying to manipulate there? >> i think it's another form of trying to abuse these women. he did it physically. let's not overlook the psychological abuse these women have suffered, by saying they weren't virgins. i hope everybody watching who was just as shocked and disgusted by these statements, the way we can help these women heal on a larger level as a community is to challenge statements like that. there are not good victims and bad victims. it doesn't matter whether someone was a virgin, not a virgin, short skirt, not short skirt, drinking, not drinking.
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it's victimization and it's so wrong. >> he says he's not a monster. he claims that he's sick. really? >> you know, again, i think that there's probably a level of psychopathology there, but, you know, this is clearly a man, like i said, that doesn't have the same moral compass as you and i. is clearly a threat to public safety. so you can decide whether he's fit to live with the rest of us. i think most of us would say absolutely not. >> sheela, let me ask you one last question here. michelle knight, she was in the room. what must that have been like for her? how can she stay strong in the face of ariel castro. >> she is so brave and incredibly resilient for doing that. she pointed out so many things where obviously these victims are going to have life-long issues with trust and fear and anxiety. there are good evidence-based
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treatments that can help them with that. in addition, she mentioned having a strong support system. she mentioned having a sense of life purpose. now, she wants to reach out and help other victims, other people that are hurting and suffering. i hope that we as a culture also get out there and challenge these things and say, again, no good victims, no bad victims, we are with you. we'll stand with you. >> great points. she sheela raja, thank you for your insight and being with us here today. >> thank you. 24 minutes after the hour. a michigan medical student is killed on cam pass withpus with gunshot wound. who could have killed him and why? after the break. seating. it's . [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weekend?
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a possible new lead in the murder of a university of michigan medical student but it may just be another dead-end in the investigation. >> reporter: john, many people here in ann arbor are understandably on edge because it has been more than a week and still no arrest in the murder of a medical student whose friends said seemingly had no enemies. police hoped they had a possible break of solving the mysterious murder of 25-year-old third year medical student paul dewolf. a potential victim caught in surveillance at the crime scene showed up at the avenue arbor police department. after interviewing the man, they
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told cnn they don't believe he's connected to the case in any manner. dewolf, training to be a surgeon was found dead in a fraternity for med students where he lived for the past three years. police say he died from a single gunshot. no weapon was found, nothing known was stolen and there was no sign of a struggle. resources have been pouring in to help solve the murder including investigators from the air force. dewolf was a second lieutenant attending medical school on an air force scholarship and was planning to serve full time after graduating. also helping the university of michigan, where students have been told to keep alert while investigators continue to search for the killer. >> it is definitely unnerving to hadling the roommates to make sure doors are locked at all times. >> i see more police and think they're definitely patrolling the area. >> locking my car and dorm room and keeping areas out of common
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areas and kind of looking over my shoulder. >> reporter: handsome, athletic and intelligent, those who knew him say they can't imagine any wanting to kill paul dewolf. >> paul was a modern day renaissance man. he excelled at everything that he did. he will be missed. the community lost a hero and it's tragic that this had to happen to such a wonderful person. >> ann arbor police are telling people here, especially students, to stay vigilant, beware of their surroundings until they can solve this murder. john. >> ted rowlands, thanks so much. other stories we're following right now, an arizona cardinals cheerleader was arrested recently for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend. this is police video of the night it happened. investigators say meghan welter and her boyfriend had been drinking heavily when an argument turned physical she is an iraq veteran who made headlines when trading her army uniform for pom-poms. 75 officers violated department rules in connection with a
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deadly high speed race last november. they will all face some form of discipline, some facing driving too fast or failing to break off the chase. as the chase ended, officers fired 137 shots at the car, killing two people. the shooting itself is still under review. a 17-year-old boy is back in court today. we are hearing more testimony about why prosecutors think he allegedly helped to kill his younger stepbrother. that's next. [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned... mercedes-benz for the next new owner. ♪ hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through september 3rd. [ susan ] i hate that the reason we're always stopping
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17-year-old boy are trying to prove the father is the one, the only one who killed the boy's 14-year-old stepbrother. trey zwicker was beaten to death behind a high school in louie civil, kentucky. his stepfather, joshua gouker,
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pled guilty to the murder and now serving life in prison. but joshua young, his son is on trial, too, charged with complicity to murder and tampering with evidence. the kentucky state medical examiner, dr. george nichols is not available to testify next week so this is rare, the defense got to call him in the middle of the prosecution's case. this morning, he got off the stand and did a demonstration on the defense attorney of how he say says trey zwicker was killed. >> turn backwards. whack. now -- i hate to speak to -- >> that's all right. >> and then, i don't know the exact sequence. it could be from head up, like this. only requires one person, one instrument. >> one person, one instrument there. that was from a defense expert.
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joining me now criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, jeff gold and attorney brian. dr. nichols admitted on cross-examination despite the fact he was testifying he thought it was one person, one attacker there, on cross-examination he said that there could have been more than one attacker. reasonable doubt? >> look, yeah, maybe so, john. this is a human drama going on in kentucky here. you have a dad who first dimes out his own son and then later decides that he's going to take the heat himself and at his own arraignment yells out that i'm the one who did it alone. so now he's pled guilty, his son is now being charged as an accomplice. he was originally charged as the sole murder and now that charge is being taken away and he's charged as an accomplice. there's experts on both sides of this case as there are in many homicides. it will come down to perhaps the testimony of the dad called by
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the state and cross-examined on his own original statement. >> and a father who may have to call out his son at some level or try to protect him at another level. yesterday, we learned a lot about the defendant, josh young, from his stepmother, also the victim's mother, amanda mcfarland. let's listen to what she said. >> josh showed more of an aggressive personality. he joked on people, teased and made fun of. trey had a more laid back so softhearted, kind, didn't joke on people. trey had his own reasons. he made comments that he did not like josh young. young starts laughing, hey, trey, guess what i did. i stabbed the dog in the neighborhood in the nose. isn't that funny? no, man, that's sick. >> she said josh showed more of an aggressive personality. how do you think comments like that affect the jury? >> it's an interesting comment because you're really starting
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to tread into character evidence which generally isn't the kind of evidence you can get in, in a case like this, to say the defendant here is a bad person, the defendant is a bad type person but the prosecution's obviously searching for some sort of a motive because they have the stepfather, they already have him confessed it to, changed the story to swap back to say he did it alone, did it with his son. but then you move on to this 15-year-old and they're looking -- obviously, they're looking for some sort of a motive that this kid would have had at the time and why he did exactly what he did. he was very young. t thy -- i think this defense breaks down into it wasn't me, i wasn't there and if you don't believe that, i might have been there but i didn't do anything and finally, well, i was there and did something but i was under the spingalli fix of my father telling me to do it. it will be very organic. this kind of character evidence is unusual in a criminal case.
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>> a lot of angles there. stay with us and we'll come back to you in a little bit. a professor has a deep dark secret past and something none of the students could imagine is true. we'll tell you what he's hiding when we come back. t hybrids. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses.
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long time psychology professor shot and killed his parents and sister nearly 50 years ago. some of the town of decatur are calling for james st. james to resign. more now from meghan of our affiliate wcia. >> reporter: how many of us really know our professors? >> reporter: tasha has realized just how much she didn't know about hers. james st. james was her first professor at millikin and she learned a lot from him. >> i have this mental image of who i learned from and have a mental image who i learned from. >> reporter: now she has a different image. bloody photographs where he shot his sister in the chest and and others in the face. the georgetown newspaper, the georgetown advocate had been trying to figure out where st. james was after nearly 50 years of this horrific crime.
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when they found the once deemed insane man was a professor here, they broke the story. >> i cried because i'm a student but i'm also a mom. i can't even imagine. my son was 14 and he was 15. i just can't imagine anybody going through that. >> reporter: even now knowing his bloody path, she and dozens of their classmates agree they'll still recommend st. james' classes to any. >> he has done what our court system is set up for him to do and he did it and he has went above and beyond to, i think, used that experience to teach us students and to improve other people's lives. >> so we have received a statement from millikin university that reads in part. we have only recently been made aware of dr. st. james' past. given the traumatic experiences of his childhood, dr. st. james' efforts to build his life and obtain a successful professional career have been remarkable. the university expects dr. st. james to teach at millikin this
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fall. that answers one question. the university says he is coming back. joining us with their legal take on this story, jeffrey gold and brian. i want to talk with you, anything bother you in this case from a legal perspective? >> well, no, not from a legal perspective. the fellow was adjudged not guilty by reason of insanity. what you do in those cases, you put them away and see whether or not you can help them, cure him, so to speak. when doctors determine that, usually with the approval of a court, then the defendant is released. he has been released and apparently made a life for himself. we don't know what really happened. now, on the other hand of it, should somebody be able to change their name after something like a not guilty by reins of insanity, so that they can go off and perhaps teach with children and not be, you know, properly researched. that worries me a little bit. but legally, no.
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he's done exactly what he's supposed to do, rehabilitate himself. >> brian, you could say legally system the system worked. st. james spent time in a psychiatric hospital, rehabilitated himself, he got out, managed to become a professor at a college. is that something we should be impressed with in society? >> i don't know if we're impressed with it or not impressed with it. it does seem like the system worked. remember, he was 15 years old when this happened. the justice system treats minors who were prosecuted as minors opposed to those prosecuted as adults very differently. if he was 15 and his record was sealed even though a very public case, he went about his life, rehabilitated. there's not even any grounds to fire him. remember, he would have to lie somewhere along the way to lose his tenure and be fired from the university.
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i don't think the university has the grounds to get rid of him. i don't think society has further allegations or charges against him he's done anything wrong. the university is happy with him. he's lived 45 years plus of his life without any kind of blemish on his record, i think it's time everybody move on past this despite what horrifically occurred four or five decades ago. >> jeff, brian brings up a good point there. there's no ae's no proof this p lied. sometimes they ask us questions like have you ever been convicted of a crime? i guess he hasn't been convicted. jeff, should he have told the university of his past at the time he was hired? >> that's a really good question. i see these types of questions being asked by clients all the time and i ask them to read me the exact question they're being asked because they're all phrased differently. some say arrested, some say convicted, some say even if you were adjudged not guilty. does a university have a right
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to inquire as to the facts? for example, let's say you were going to be a police officer instead of a teacher? wouldn't they want to know these kinds of things regardless whether you're convicted. the only reason not to hire somebody may not be because you were convicted of something but other character issues so they could consider it. i don't know what they asked him. have you ever been arrested? he may have lied on the application because he had a different name and thought he could get away with it. there is some concern about that. overall the guy did probably the right thing, which was rehabilitate himself. >> really interesting this is going on for so long. thank you. appreciate you being here. 46 minutes after the hour right now. can an accused mob boss have a softer side? that's what whitey bulger's lawyers are trying to show right now. we'll take a look at these photos and why we're seeing them. stay with us. could be a questin of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right.
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cnn has just learned that notorious crime boss james whitey bulger will not testify in his own defense. he stood up and called the proceedings a sham saying he didn't get a fair trial. he's charged with murder, racketeering and extortion. we have learned he's prepared to forfeit the $822,000 found bundled in the wallet of his
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apartment when he was arrested. his attorney said he will give the family of two of men he's accused of murdering. is this bulger's softer side? look at him with that picture of this animal. his attorneys are releasing photos showing him in normal, every day settings. all of this to massage his image. thank you for being with us. bryan, let me start with you. are you surprised that bulger is not going to testify? >> i'm real surprised because this trial looked to me for this 83-year-old alleged racketeering criminal, career criminal, it looked to be like his last stand. like this was goingwanted to pu. i'm surprised he didn't take the stand. most often we don't see criminal
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defendants see them take the stand. we don't see them getting on the stand and testifying. it's usually a bad idea. i'm sure he received that advise from his lawyer. i did get the feeling he's running the show here. i thought he would want to testify and get his story out. probably these pictures that are being released are some way he can say i'm a good looking guy. i'm a decent guy. look at me that way. i'm surprised he's not testifying. >> you bring up a good point. at times this trial hasn't seemed like guilt or innocence but a stage for whitey bulger to get up and say things and massage his image. his attorney has got to be happy he's not getting on the stand. >> i disagree with bryan. you want him to testify if he could be a great actor.
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he's not going to be great actor. he's a mobster. he's been on the lam most of that time. i don't know what he would do but he wouldn't come off soft. they want a portrait of the god father in the tomato garden. that's what they're trying to do. jury nullification. forget about the facts. an 83-year-old old man, think of your grandfather. once he gets up there and starts cursing and whatever else he's going to do because that's who he is, they're not going to like him. >> jeff, what about the fact he's offering to give some $800,000 to the families of two of his alleged victims. isn't that an admission of guilt, jeff? >> well, look, at this point what they're saying is as you noted trying to do the softer side. it's not. they can forfeit the money any way. he's saying it as a gesture. he's trying to link it to those
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families that couldn't get it because of the statute of limitations. it's minor. the fact he's not going to testify is what i expected. i don't think it's going to help him because i don't think the jury unless they have been bought off can nullify. up next, meet a surgeon living out his father's dying wish. this week's cnn hero up next. [ female announcer ] when your swapportunity comes, take it. ♪ what? what? what? [ female announcer ] yoplait. it is so good. delivering mail, medicine and packages, yet they're closing thousands of offices, slashing service and want to layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year
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