tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN November 6, 2013 10:00pm-11:01pm PST
friday night i'll be back with a surprising interview of three generations of buffetts. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360 later" starts right now. tonight, new jersey's governor chris christie. also, he says he was too drunk to pick up the crack pipe. and later, breaking news in the kendrick johnson story. there were 36 cameras inside and outside of where he died. we're sorting through it now. including the camera trained on the gym mats where kendrick body's was found.
we begin with winning re-election and riding the la landslide all the way to the white house. bulldozing half a dozen gops and proof is campaign message that he was a moderate, compassionate and george w. like he won big and he's without question the man with the presidential buzz right now. he's also the man with a mouth and a temper and record and we'll start with candy crowley.
>> maybe folks should tune in right now. >> reporter: his shrinking girth aside, the governor of new jersey has an outside ego and an out sized personality that screams authentic. >> you'll get your hug later, brother. and i can -- i can tell you this, i guess there is open bar tonight, huh? welcome to new jersey. >> reporter: he is a hands on politician, he's a hand shaker, a hugger, a hell fellow well met until he's not like with the teacher that didn't react well to the explanation on layoffs. >> i sat here, stood here and very respectfully listened to you. if what you want to do is put on a show and giggle every time i talk, i have in interest in answering your question. >> reporter: the reporter that broke rules at a press conference. >> on monday are you going to be addressing the legislature.
>> did i say on topic? are you stupid? on topic. next question. >> reporter: the veterans that argued about funding for state schools. >> let me tell you something, after you graduate from law school you conduct yourself like that in a courtroom, you're rear end is going to get thrown in jail idiot. >> reporter: how will that play in a presidential campaign? >> are you prepared to make adjustments to the personal style, to tone down your rashness, to appeal to peel beyond new jersey? >> no. >> none at all? >> no, this is who i am, kelly. you're asking me at 51 years old to be a different person. >> reporter: he's one of the most youtubed governors in country. that's why they like him in new jersey and it's one of the things that made him an early hit with conservatives but the appeal wore thin. tea party types are suspicious and say christie give up the fight on same-sex marriage too early and without a thought on how uncle sam would pay for it. christie is anti abortion kept state funds from going to planned parenthood and by in
large glover earned as a face coal conservative. what won him the election is the ability to work with democrats. president who struck up a bromance called the governor to congratulate him on the victory that may play well in piaorian. a country tired of the bickering. the new jersey new jersey template could work in a general election but first, he has to sell it to his own party. >> more now with republican strategist anna navarro, national hispanic chair and cnn poll political come pay pollster cornell belcher. >> calls reporter idiots, says he doesn't need to mend fence, people need to understand who he is.
it's appealing to people and could it be a liability outside of new jersey? >> look, some people are going to like him, some people are not. he's absolutely right. he cannot change it. this is who he is and what he brings to the table. an enormous amount of authenticity, which is something we complained about not having in the last nominee. this is something we actually crave and i think he also brings a dramatic change from what's in the white house now and after eight years we may be due for some of that type of change. anderson, you can't argue with the numbers. the guy got a third of democrats, a majority of latinos, he got 2-1 the independents, 57% of women. any republican that could come close to those numbers would be in the white house. >> and cornell, electability, certainly as ana was just saying, it seems to be sure to be his argument if he chooses to
run in 2016. he won all those groups, as she just said. how strong a candidate do you see him as? >> well, two things. one, i'm in your city, so call me later so you can tell me where i should smoke and drink. ana points out is this is, you know -- by the way the media's love affair with chris christie has gun because the more mainstream media loves him the less and less the tea party will trust him. romney is a problem for chris christie because the problem is this, let's for a second channel and get in the minds of a core republican voter. a tea partier. okay. you got a blue state governor whose reached across the isle to work with democrats and who the establishment loves and they say he's electable. however, from the idealogical standpoint, i'm not that comfortable with him, but they tell me to vote for him anyway. i think chris christie will have a hard time.
the tea party has not stepped back but got more emboldened and i think he'll have a hard time selling himself to republican party. >> i want to play something from dana bash, what he had to say about governor christie's win. >> every race is particular to the state that it is run in so there are factors in new jersey that i think are individual to that race and clearly he was able to speak to that to the hopes and aspirations to people within new jersey. and that's good, that's important. we want to win everywhere we can and governor christie has shown a way in winning in new jersey and states like new jersey. >> that's not exactly a compliment, is it? >> it's half of one. you know, it's something coming from a guy who may be running against him, frankly, but also, i know marco rubio and i happen to know he's had a friendship and a good relationship, working relationship with chris christie
and i have to tell you, i give cornell a lot of credit because it takes a lot of things to go on national tv to compare mitt romney to chris christie. nobody would see any similarity. mitt romney needs a focus group to find out what jeans to wear this is a guy who can hardly get out of his fleece. they are different strokes as people can be and be in the same party. and certainly he will never be the tea party candidate. he won't be the tea party candidate in the primary, but that's okay. because there may be five guys fighting to be the tea party candidate on the right of him and if that's the case, that may open up the pact for a chris christie. >> cornell, that authenticity -- people are using that word a lot when they talk about chris christie -- does that, from the polling that you've done, does that wear well over time or does it sometimes start to grate on people? >> it is one of the most important things. one of the most important things
that the electorate has gotten more sophisticated about, they have grown more cynical about politics and politicians, understandable, and authenticity, they can smell it a mile away. if you are not authentic, you know, it is a harder hurdle for you. he has that in spades. but here's the problem. you know, when you match him up and you sort of look at his record and look at some of the positions that he's taken, look at where he is on same-sex marriage, you can make the argument that he is out of step for the general election and even in new jersey, if you get inside the exit polls in new jersey, even in his landslide electorate where you have a much older and much wider than you have in a general election, his perfect landslide election even in this perfect landslide election, he's still losing in the exit polling to hillary clinton. so i think there are some problems here. i mean, curb your enthusiasm republicans a little bit, just a little bit. >> cornell, i appreciate you being on.
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breaking news tonight in the kendrick johnson case. newly released video from three dozen cameras from the school where the teenager's body was found rolled in a gym mat. the 17-year-old died from accidental suffocation. johnson's parents did not buy that and they had their son's body exhumed. a second autopsy revealed his death as a homicide and found kendrick's body cavity was stuffed with newspaper, his internal organs missing. every turn in this case seems to raise new questions. the question is does this new video from 36 cameras provide answers? victor blackwell joins us with the latest. what does the new video show? >> reporter: anderson, the johnsons were hoping that this video would give us answers. there was a hash tag on twitter saying give us the tapes. this is providing more questions and few answers. we got a couple clips from the
hours of video. let's look at the first one. it shows kendrick walking in on the right side. as soon as he runs out, you see that student disappears and a couple of other students appear, rather. it's from one image to the next with no explanation of how those students got to that position or where the student with that red shirt went. we've blurred their faces because they are minors in this video and the next. you can see kendrick at the bottom right of the string. he's walking at first and then he runs out of the frame and just like the first video, other students just appear, no explanation of how they got to that point. you don't see them walk in. we have edited these videos to put one image to the other. this is how we received them from the sheriff's office. >> you're saying those aren't edits. i mean, i assume it's a motion sensor camera. is that the way it's supposed to work, that it may take a few minutes for an image to
register? >> reporter: that was our first question. when we see these images of kendrick with all of these hours of video, what happened at the end of this? was this video edited? so we reached out to both the school and the sheriff's office which had a copy of it which supplied it to us. i want to read you the statement. first from the school district, an attorney for the school said simply what we produced to the sheriff is a raw feed with no edits and then from the attorney for the sheriff's office, my client has confirmed that the video was not altered or edited by anyone within the lowndes county sheriff's office. >> what about the corner where his body was found? you saw the video from that camera. what did you see? >> yeah. this is the most important camera of all 36 and i want to show you the video. it's blurry. of all 36 cameras, a video that
was provided, this angle is blurry. it's almost impossible to make out any of the faces and if you look at the corner, it's the top left of the corner, those are the mats in which kendrick johnson was found. what you don't see is the top of the mats and we know why that is important because sheriff deputies say that he climbed in through the top of the mat. the students that found him were playing on top of those mats and in this video, because you can't see that image, you can't see that. also, we saw from one image to the next in the other videos. from looking at this, we see students playing basketball and then a few frames later we see what appears to possibly be the nurse running in. then we see someone running through with a gurney. so we know there is, from the investigative file, there are activities and events between these but we just don't see from what is the blurry angle of all three dozen cameras provided by the school district and the sheriff's office. >> i'm a little confused.
we saw kendrick running from one angle. does the camera on the mats show him approaching on the mats and does anybody else show snup? >> there's activity in the hours of video. there are bleachers there and students, we know from the file, would sit in that area. the police said that they would play in that area. but because we can't see the top of the mats from that image, we can't tell if anyone went on top and when they went on top and we don't see kendrick running in that direction. and if we were to see someone going in that direction, the image is so blurry. we have not edited the clarity at all to see if kendrick is running in the direction of the mats. and there's one other thing that i want to mention that we saw and we're working at getting this on air from you. from this angle, from this camera, anderson, at the very start of the list of images, there's a 12-second clip. the gym is dark and then a light
is your honturned on in the core the mats are, just in that corner, and you can see a person walking in that direction and then the video stops. 12 seconds, dark gym, they flip on the light, someone is walking that way and that's the end of it. you know, the theory from the parents is, that kendrick was beaten and put in that corner, rolled up in the mat and it was a cover-up. he went missing on the 10th of january, did not come home that night and found him on the morning of the 11th. >> do we know -- i'm sorry. was the video time-stamped so that shadowy figure when the lights turn on, do we know what day that is? >> reporter: we don't have any time stamps and that's something that we've been asking for. this video is not put into any context. they just say in the file, the last 48 hours. i can tell you the next video sequentially is just a quick video of someone turning on the lights in the gym. so that could presumably the
beginning of the day but without a time stamp, there's no way to be certain. >> thank you for bringing that to us. joining us, ben crump and mark geragos. these tapes seem to be raising more questions, don't they? >> anderson, they do. and the family believes, as they always have believed, their son did not climb into a mat, get stuck, and suffocate. we don't see anywhere in the mat that that happened. >> mark geragos, what do you make of all of this? >> well, i frankly, anderson, agree. i think there are more questions now. i think it's not likely, given some of the vinettes that they have shown, that he went in and climbed in. it seems like it's too fast. as far as the time stamps, i
think they are going to be able to show exactly when those videos were shot. they will have a way to -- and i've had cases like this, where the police officer painstakingly will go through and there are certain ways that they can correlate a time for one video through a time in actuality and they will be able to coop great that. but i agree with ben. i think it does raise quite a few questions and i think it's going to be some interesting investigation. >> also, mark, authorities didn't seem to flag any of these things. does that make any sense to you? is even blood streaks on the wall that they didn't test. >> you know, i hate to say it but it was almost an idea here that somebody came to this case with a preconceived notion as to what happened and that's, you know, people always slam lawyers but one of the great things about lawyers is, ben's here, he's asking questions, all of a
sudden things are coming out. there's starting to be more questions asked. i don't want to be a conspiracy theorist but clearly it deserves a thorough investigation. >> ben, have you ever gotten a straight answer why -- i keep coming back to those blood stains on the wall, why the authorities did not test those blood stains. >> well, anderson, there are so many questions yet unanswered. as we've seed before, this is a real life murder mystery and there just seems to be more added to the mystery. just the fact that this one video is blurry, attorney king and i are very troubled by that. his parents have always said, all they want to know is the truth. and this videotape seems to tell us that the truth has not come out yet, almost as if something was done with this one video to help conceal the truth but we're
going to keep pressing to get to the truth of this murder mystery. >> mark, how much does it hurt an investigation if there's no surveillance or the internal organs of this young man was removed, nobody really knows by whom, and replaced with paper. >> anderson, i'm with you on that. i mean, it's kind of lurid in terms of the facts itself. somebody has to explain why did that happen, how did that happen? and i think the video really cries out at this point for somebody -- they can do it. i've had cases where you can enhance the video. you can clarify. you can blow it up. you can do all kinds of things. it's an amazing world that we live in now that is markedly different than five years ago. as crazy as this video appears right now with the jumping around and the blurring and everything else, somebody in the capable hands of some kind of an audio, digital video specialist,
this could be important evidence at some point. >> mark geragos, ben crump, appreciate you being on. as we go through the video and try to isolate that shadowy figure. victor blackwell just ahead. toronto's crack-smoking mayor not resigning, he says. we'll talk to the reporter who first broke the story. the bodies of a missing mississippi family has been found. the suspected killer is in custody.
still a headline and still a punchline. take a look. >> after months and months of his denials on thursday, toronto police confirmed that ford appears in a video that allegedly depicts the mayor smoking crack cocaine. [ applause ] >> but on the bright side, he is personally taking crack off the streets of toronto. >> what he's not doing despite pressure today is stepping down. toronto is a great city, i should say. i liked it a lot. she joins us no. paula more than 24 hours after mayor ford admitted to smoking crack and still, there is no sign he's stepping down, right? >> reporter: absolutely not, anderson, and, you know, the thing is everyone is telling him, supporters, saying look, take a few months, take a few
weeks, take some time. no, the people he's probably listening to are the people i spoke to today, the people in the so-called ford nation saying look, this is the best mayor we had in toronto. he can stay in office. these are personal problems. we don't agree with him smoking crack cocaine, personal problems, not problems here at city hall, anderson? >> he said yesterday and i quote, he's got nothing left to hide. does anyone really believe is that? >> reporter: we heard that and okay, here we go. i want you to listen to somebody who believes he has a credible voice on that and that's a counselor trying to strip the mayor of most of the powers but listen to what he's worried about. >> you just know there is more coming out. we know there is another video. we don't know what is on it, but not something the mayor is going to like. we know there are wiretaps. we know there are more documents that were redacted but will be coming out, and just more crazy stuff just keeps popping up.
>> reporter: yeah. so as you say, canada boring no longer. we are going to have these wiretaps perhaps released next week and many fearful about what will be in them. anderson? >> again, for a mayor to say that, you know, just one of my drunken stupors, implies obviously there have been many. it surprised me that people would accept a mayor having repeated drunken stupors when he's supposed to do the people's business. i understand it was bring your child to work day and a day after smoking crack, the mayor was spending the day in the office with a bunch of kids? is >> reporter: i was stunned today and i just arrived and the entire city at work with their parents today and mayor ford giving a tour to grade 9 students in his office and he, as you can see now, blows a kiss to the media outside. you know, the thing about this
is i think most people are going through what i'm going through now and i heard people say look, i had to explain to my kids what cocaine is today. this is schoolyard chatter. i had to do that. it's got to be a point where it's no longer cute. it's no longer funny and i think mayor ford will find no matter what he did, no matter what he confessed to yesterday, he has failed to actually put any kind of a period at the end of this drama. in fact, he probably put an exclamation point at the end of all of this. >> my next guest got this through the phone. she and the colleague wrote about the drinking problem. robin is the author of a soon-to-be published book called "crazy town, the rob ford story." you've done great reporting and
how you first came into contact with this infamous video is crazy. can you take us through it? >> reporter: sure, the toronto star has been investigating so with my colleague kevin donovan have wrote about his alcohol problem. he was asked to leave a military ball after showing up impaired earlier this year and a few days after that, i got a call from an anonymous tipster who claimed to have a video of the mayor apparently smoking crack cocaine. it took about a month back and forth of getting to know them and they let us watch it in early may. two weeks after that, your very own gouker ran the story in the "toronto star" and been reporting it all summer long since then. >> so you've seen the video. what does it actually show? >> it's about a minute and a half long. it shows what a man, clearly rob ford, shot in high-definition. it's in sunshine. he's holding what looks like a crack pipe and he's jerking around on his chair. he's slurring, rambling, he
calls the leader of the liberal, federal liberal party a home foe phobic slur and he smokes out of what look ts lis like a crack p. >> okay. wait a minute. so he's smoking crack, and making slurs about another politician, both homophobic slurs and a racial crack? >> correct. >> okay. so we talked with paula newton about more video possibly coming out. is that your understanding that there is -- is that your understanding? there was talk about another video. >> reporter: well, what is really key here, the last six months the mayor has been on a rampage about the media calling us pathological liars and maggots. he's never even admitted to drinking before a few days ago and all along we've been hearing
other videos and "the star" has been reporting this and then the chief of police dropped a bombshell and that they had a video. we've always heard about other videos. the police of chief says that there is another video. a lot more stuff probably will be coming out in the next month or so. >> and does he still have a lot of support? >> yeah, there was a poll that came out shortly after, a lot of people have been criticizing that poll, question the sample size taken on halloween suggesting the approval rating went up. rob ford is a pop louse conservative mayor. he's sort of got the george bush charm. you can imagine sitting with him and he's not going to judge you and he's not arrogant. they call it ford nation, canada's version of the tea party. we don't know exactly how people are feeling. i can tell you on the streets and on my twitter feed, people are extremely embarrassed. >> i've been getting that a lot on twitter, a lot of folks watch
this is canada and toronto is a great cosmopolitan city and a lot of people i've talked to sort of feel embarrassed by this guy's behavior. again, we'll see what happens. robin doolittle, thank you. we've managed to isolate the figure and we'll check in with victor blackwell next. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. whether you're just starting your 401(k) or you are ready for retirement, we'll help you get there. who works from the coffee shop and uses the free wi-fi. marie works from there too. she's an identity thief who used a small device to grab his wi-fi signal. then stole enough personal information to hijack
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flips on a light where the mats are where kendrick johnson is found dead and a person walks along that area in that direction and that's it, anderson? >> and then disappears, also which is odd and sort of stops, again, more questions i guess than answers. victor appreciate the update. issue sha isha sesay has the 360 bulletin. >> world palestinian leader poisoned. findings from swiss scientists say levels found on samples of his remains and person effects quote moderately support that theory. now a former black panda who hijacked a plane 30 years ago turned himself into u.s. authorities today. william pots returned from cuba where he served 15 years in prison for the 1984 hijacking. a couple from wisconsin stuck in their car in a foot of snow for six days were rescued by a man that went looking for them on his snowmobile. they were stuck outside yellow stone national park. they survived on bread and water and wrote good-bye letters to loved ones afraid they would
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>> reporter: family members in mourning about what has happened to the family they loved. smith, her 7-year-old son jaidon and her husband were last seen in a dodge suv, however the suv was found overturned and on fire in a ditch last friday but three families members nowhere to be seen. jenkins is atira's cousin. >> we went to bed last night still praying that we would have them return home safely. but unfortunately, that did not happen. >> reporter: instead, vincent and other family members were informed the little boy, his mother and stepfather were found dead in an awant donned house close to where the vehicle was found. >> detectives found atira and her husband and jaidon's bodies
this morning. basically, they were all shot to death. >> reporter: what could have happened here? a 42-year-old man named timothy burns is arrested and charged with murder. mr. burns, do you know the people you're accused of killing? no answer from the alleged murderer. the sheriffs believes burns drove the car, got into an accident and then set it on fire. sheriff harold jones also believes burns abducted the victims and took authorities to the bodies. >> he took the people, our investigators to the scene. yes, sir. >> reporter: why do you think he took them to the scene? did he feel remorse? >> i have no clue about that. i wasn't there. >> reporter: that's unusual, though, isn't it? >> yes. >> reporter: for now, burns is being charged with the murders of the child and mother. there's a possibility that the stepfather was killed in a different county so another murder charge could come soon.
>> to my knowledge, we don't know about anybody that would want to do harm to them. >> reporter: 7-year-old jaidon lived with his grandmother in this house. the grandmother remains in mourning. angela is another cousin. >> i don't know how anyone could ever be so callous and cruel to take anyone's life, especially the life of a child that hurt no one and didn't deserve who he got. >> reporter: at first, law enforcement hoped they were dealing with a missing person's case but personal items were found at a gas station dumpster and then bodies found. atira had such a big heart. it's kind of like, why her? she never bothered anybody, was very loving and innocent. >> reporter: the question for everyone, the family, community, sheriff's department is simply why? >> at this point, any idea what he had against these three people?
>> no, sir, not at this point. >> is there any relationship between the suspect and these people? >> at this time we don't think there is but hadn't tied that loose end up yet. >> gary tuchman joins me now. the alleged murderer was in court today. what happened? >> reporter: burns was escorted by police with a bulletproof vest and shackles. he got inside the small courtroom and the judge informed him of the murder charges against him and burns then said, no, i don't have a job. no, i don't have a lawyer. and the judge said, no, you will not have bond. so he's back right now in this jail behind me and still, anderson, the motive in this case complete and utter mystery. >> and likely another murder count will come? >> reporter: right. yes. what we're hearing from authorities is that they believe the stepfather was murdered in the neighboring county of heinz
county and we do expect another murder charge very soon, according to the authorities. >> gary, appreciate the update. very sad story. "the ridiculist" is next. we'll be right back. say it with milk-bone. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing.
86 contestants participate ing where contestants where costumes with nations from which they hail. at least there is certainly creativity involved because come on, it's 2013, judging women based on how they look in evening gowns and swimsuits, well, that's just offensive. judging this on the authenticity of her national costume, no harm in that, right? how about ms. brazil? she went all out. what says peru in colorful flowers and a plastic man baby on her shoulder wearing a hat? [ laughter ] can we see that again? i want to see the little man baby. not that one, the other one, the one before that. no. where is the man baby? [ laughter ] there he is. there is the little man baby. the man baby looks surprised. the man baby hand in front of his face like i'm a man baby from peru. this --
[ laughter ] ms. chile decided to go literal with her costume, a chili pepper. [ laughter ] i'm part chilean so i don't know why i bring that up. why -- [ laughter ] why chili peppers are -- [ laughter ] it's been a really long day. i have no idea. but look, i don't speak spanish. look at the grin. [ laughter ] >> excuse me. i have full respect for this. i don't know why i'm laughing. many of the contestants went for a racy look.
looked like the victoria secret catalog got ran over by a pickup truck. miss canada, ladies and gentlemen. one con stetestant, and i don'tn to be bias here, i think knocked it out of the park. i'm speaking about ms. usa. look at that. i got to put my glasses on for that. yeah, her costume simply is america. is she a patriotic robot? is that what that is? is she a transformer? she's a transformer. that is a transformer. she's paying homage to a transformer. could have been a costume. i don't know. i don't care. it's that good. she could have gone with an eagle theme, the wild west, baseball, apple pie, she could have been dressed as an apple pie. there are literally hundreds of
costumes she could have chosen to showcase the united states but, no, she went with a transformer comic book lady look. i can see gaga wearing something like that. it makes you want to know more about usa, doesn't it? it does me. >> usa. >> usa moved out on her own when she was just 17. she worked full-time while getting a degree in finance, which taught her a lot about sacrifice and time management, and today is her birthday, usa. [ applause ] >> was that thomas roberts doing that, by the way? was that his voice or has he not shown up yet? that text at the bottom said she was indeed a briefcase girl on "deal or no deal" did it actually say -- it does say girl. yeah, it says a briefcase girl. is that their official title for "deal or no deal"?
she's qualified to stand up on stage and smile. she's got experience. being ms. universal isn't about standing still or looking pretty, no, no, no, she isn't a doll or robot and we can agree come sunday she doesn't win ms. universal, she's already a master. that does it for us. hey, everyone. welcome to "ac 360 later." tonight politics, pot and politics. crack and politics. it's that kind of show tonight. we start, though, with presidential politics. newly re-elected new jersey governor chris christie winning big enough at the polls and speaking big enough in his acceptance speech last night to make him gop star of the moment. tonight how well he stands up to scrutiny. joining the conversation blogger andrew sullivan, chief international correspondent christiane amanpour, republican strategist alex castillanos and writer and humorist p.j. o'rourke. his newest book for preorder "the baby boom how it got that way and it wasn't my fault and i'll never do it again."