tv AC 360 Later CNN January 14, 2014 11:00pm-12:01am PST
good evening. welcome to "ac 360 later." tonight, gunfire at yet another school. chris christie tries to get a handle on his scandal. a french leader is asking kind of french. and who is behaving worse, a restaurant full of babies or a mansion full of bieber? we're going to share your comments at the bottom of the screen. with us tonight, christiane amanpour, dan savage, margaret hoover and sunny hostin. a lot to talk about on the table tonight.
first, some of the breaking news out of roswell, new mexico. an alleged gunman, 12-year-old student in custody tonight. miguel marquez joins us now. what do we know about this, miguel? >> reporter: we know that the two victims, the girl, the 13-year-old girl who has been taken to lubbock trauma center, she has been listed now in serious, moved up from critical condition. the 11-year-old boy, though, that was shot is still listed in critical condition. there are reports that he was shot in the face, her in the arm. and police saying that it was a 12-year-old boy who walked into this gym with a shotgun. it was a cold morning in roswell. people were waiting in the gym before classes started. walked into the gym and opened fire. >> is there any word on possible motive? >> reporter: it is possible. we're hearing from people who
knew the kids, and who witnessed the shooting, and that it may be a case of bullying. now, whether or not the kid, the child who had the shotgun shot the person who actually bullied him is unknown, whether or not the girl was involved or not in this is unknown, as well. but it is possible that bullying may be at the center of this. anderson? >> do you know how he got hold of a shotgun? >> reporter: we don't. but new mexico and roswell, shotguns are fairly normal gun out in that part of the world. it may have been his. it may have been his parents. but certainly access to guns in new mexico is something that a lot of kids do have access to, anderson. >> miguel marquez, appreciate the update. now a court case that pits a grieving family against the texas hospital that says it's bound by law to ignore their wishes. at the center is a woman named marlise, pregnant with her second child. she was declared brain dead. when they learned she was brain
dead, her husband and parents stating her wishes asked the hospital to remove her from life support. now they're asking a judge to intervene. so where is this now in the courts, ed? >> reporter: well, the lawsuit and emergency motion were filed today, anderson. it's not exactly clear when it will make it before a judge or how quickly a judge will rule on this motion. so we're hoping in the next day or so, we'll get a better understanding of that. but the family clearly wants this done rapidly. they want her disconnected from the ventilators and her body turned over to them for a proper burial. >> sunny, you have been vocal on this. you say the hospital is doing the right thing. >> i think so. i think the situation is murky. so the right thing is to turn to the courts for direction and clarification. but you know what i really want to say that i've been thinking? no one is talking about the
elegant in the room. even ed, who has been reporting on this. he's saying the family wants her taken off life support. no one wants to talk about the baby on board. i think as a society, and certainly in the state of texas, has, you know, the right and an interest to protect the life of that child. and i think it's curious that no one really wants to talk about that. everyone is dancing around that issue when i think that is the issue. >> i think that's unfair to the grieving father and husband of one child to say he hasn't taken that into consideration. we need the courts and the law in texas to butt out and let this family make their own decisions and handle this privately. this is a private medical decision and it should be left in the hands of this -- her husband to whom she had expressed her wishes about never being kept on life support. >> except in the state of texas, if you are pregnant, even if you have a dnr, if you're pregnant, the dnr gets overridden. that is the law.
>> although it's not clear if that means if you are actually brain dead or if you're in a persistent vegetative state or in a coma. >> two experts said the law was not intended to cover technically dead individuals. our compassion must go out to the family as this goes through the judicial system, as this fetus continues to develop and the family continues to suffer and this woman continues to be dead. >> the whole aspect of legality and life is really extreme obviously and so many people have so many passionate ideas ant it. in belgium, it's just become the first country where the senate has voted and passed the ability for minors to choose to be euthanized. it's the first country that's going to give minors that ability to decide whether they
want to continue to live if they're in terminal cases and in terrible pain. these are incredible different -- >> we will go to any length to protect children when they're in a woman's body in this culture and in our society, but that child is unborn, we will pull out no stops, any legal measure will be taken to protect. once they're out of the woman, welcome to america, 300 million guns, good luck, go into your middle school in roswell, new mexico. and nobody seems to care. >> we should care about that, as well. >> again, it always brings up, anderson, all of us, it brings up the whole gun control issue. britain, australia, they've had their massacres and they interacted sensible gun control and they haven't had any since. i talked to the prime minister, and she said, here's the difference. it's about leadership when it comes to gun issues.
but the system is different. in australia, voting and elections is compulsory. that means that everybody goes. it means that politics are in the main screen and therefore sensible -- >> let's not go down the gun control debate. in terms of this woman, would it make a difference to you if -- the fact that she's brain dead, does that not make a difference to you as opposed to in a persistent vegetative state? >> it doesn't for me. i don't think the law is clear how it applies here. they're doing the right thing. they're going to court. the courts will clarify, will provide direction. >> how quickly will the courts rule on this, do you know, ed? there is a concern about the fetus developing, for those who believe she should be taken off life support, if the fetus reaches the age of viability, that's a whole other argument. >> reporter: we're still about a month away from the fetus to be
viable on its own outside of the woman. that is clearly something doctors are taking a close look at, as well. it's not clear how long it will take the judge in the case to decide or the courts to decide. it is an emergency motion that the family has filed today. but i'm not really sure at this point, if that means they will do this in a matter of hours or it will take a couple of days or weeks. >> we also don't know what condition the fetus is in. her brain was out oxygen for an hour. where is the state of texas going to be in this child is brought to term? are they going to hand a severely disabled child over to this man, this grieving widow who is already responsible for one other child? who is going to pay for this child, if it's profoundly disabled? >> that's an issue we're dealing with here. it's a tragic situation and we're dealing with a father who is grieving, and who may not want the responsibility of two
children, let alone a child that may be less than perfect. >> profoundly disabled. >> we don't know that. there have been many cases where brain dead women have given birth to viable, healthy children. >> the father has spoken on this, who apparently you would think knows the wishes of his wife. they discussed this. they're both paramedics. they had these conversations. he's saying he wants -- the family is saying they want this woman taken off life support. >> of course i have my own personal opinions. but the law is the law here. i am comfortable with the fact that texas says you cannot withdraw support from a pregnant patient. until the courts decide otherwise, i'm comfortable with that. but, anderson, i do think that it is suspect, at best, to suggest that they had this conversation about an advanced life directive within this
context. this was a wanted pregnancy, and my husband is a surgeon. we had similar conversations about, please don't put me on life support, but we never talked about if i'm pregnant. >> if it's three or weeks of pregnancy she had collapsed and put on life support, would you say she should be kept on life support for the duration of her pregnancy? >> yes, that is the law in texas. i don't think they're going to be successful in texas, because texas recognizes the right of a fetus immediately. you can get charged with murder if you harm a pregnant woman, no matter if she's one week or 20 weeks. i think again because we're in texas, we have to let the law provide direction. >> we'll see what happens at the courts. ed, appreciate the reporting. up next, the difference between a new jersey political scandal and a french political scandal. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. just days after spending nearly two hours talking about it, new jersey governor chris christie made the bridge scandal his topic of conversation today. >> the last week has certainly tested this administration. mistakes were clearly made, and as a result, we let down the people we were entrusted to serve. i know our citizens deserve better, much better. i'm the governor, and i'm ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch, both good and bad.
without a doubt, we will cooperate with all appropriate inquiries to ensure that this breach of trust does not happen again. >> meantime, shortly before he spoke, "the wall street journal" ran a photo casting down on his claim that he had no contact with his former classmate, david wildstein in a long time. this shows the governor hat a 9/11 event in manhattan in the middle of the four-day traffic jam. back with the panel now. carl, what do you think of this photo? does it contradict what christie said in that press conference, that he hadn't seen the guy long before the election? >> sure, it contradicts it. but i think there's something
fundamental about this story that really needs to be considered, regardless of how involved and how directly christie has participated in this terrible event. this is a human story of a grievous, terrible, virtually criminal act in which people's lives were endangered. it is the most reckless kind of thing that public officials can do. it boarders, if it's not criminal negligence, it is one of the more awful things that we have witnessed by a government near the top level at the state level in a long time. now we're going to find out just how much governor christie knew about it, how much he had to do or did not have to do with the coverup of it. we need to let the facts develop. this is no prank. this is a terrible thing which people's lives, schoolchildren, emergency vehicles were engendered for rough and tumble, ugly politics that have no place
at any level of our system. >> it's interesting. i talked to former mayor rudy giuliani said this kind of stuff happens all the time. this kind of petty, vindictive -- >> this isn't petty, anderson. this is isn't but petty. >> you say this goes beyond politics as usual? >> when emergency vehicles can't get through, when people can have heart attacks, when people lose their jobs because they don't show up on time, i've never witnessed anything like this. the idea of putting this into a prank category is rank and wrong. this is a grievous, terrible thing. >> carl, you're such an icon, and i wonder if people liken these problems to watergate and i wonder if you feel that diminishes the legacy of watergate? you say this is serious
travesty, but it certainly doesn't compare to watergate. >> apples and oranges, as most comparisons are, and they take place in different times. but what this is, this is officials at a very high level, knowingly did something to endanger people's lives. citizen's lives. that's a terrible thing. that's different from watergate actually. watergate was -- >> there is no evidence -- nothing has emerged so far that shows that governor christie knew about it. >> i prefaced it by saying we don't know what his role is. but there is one aspect of this, when you read the transcripts, what you see is a kind of thuggery around the people who are somewhat close to governor christie, that is very disappointing. >> it is interesting -- >> he's been a terrific governor in many, many respects, and i think there are plenty of people rooting that he's not going to be tainted anymore by this.
>> carl, to your point, it is interest when you read that bridget kelly e-mail to wildstein saying -- it's almost in short hand code where she's saying oh, we need a traffic issue, and he's like, got it. as they knew instantly. >> they all seem to understand the language of intimidation they're speaking. this has been said, but can't be said often enough. there was a climate among the people that worked for them that these two had a secret language and understood what was permissible and not. i can't believe that this would happen if they had a sense that the chris christie they knew would be deeply offended. i think it's clear they thought this was well within fair play as interpreted by a christie administration. i think that's almost as disturbing as whether he ordered it or not. >> do you think that this speech that he did today, the couple of hours he did the other day, will
this lay this to rest? will he emerge from this or is stuff going to keep piling on? >> i think he's got the great good fortune of timing. when we ask if he will get beyond this, there was a poll of how many people were paying attention. it's much fewer than we think. if this happened closer to the election, it would be one matter. he's got plenty of time to get distance from this if his finger prints aren't on it. >> there are shoes waiting to drop. wildstein pleaded the fifth. whatever is in his head or in his phone or computer is going to come out at some point down the road closer to 2016. >> i've been saying for a while, if he's going to get past this, he needs to be less tony sparano and more woodrow wilson. i think that's what you saw him do today. he talked about bipartisanship almost every other line.
this is how we accomplished what we accomplished in new jersey, working with democrats, in stark contrast to what this controversy is about. >> i would think incidentally that getting past this depends on what the facts are. there's a lot of reporting to be done by good reporters. there's subpoenas issued. in one aspect of watergate that there is some comparison to be made, and that is that the people around richard nixon understood what he wanted and the way he operated and what the aura was in that office, and it was a criminal one. if that is the case around christie, that is very, very significant and important. we don't know enough yet, and at the same time, as frank says, it's terrible that the people around the government think -- the governor think that they can talk this way.
and obviously they have a familiarity with him that begs the question here, and that's what we're going to find out more about. we've got a long way to go, and at the same time we need facts and not sensationalizing. >> the apples and apples comparison, it was an abuse of power. this is the power they had to abuse at the state level. in comparison to watergate, they would have had a lot more levers to press, to punch political enemies, which is what nixon did. that's the similarity to watergate. they were abusing their power to punish their political enemies. >> carl, great to have you on the program again. >> that's a leap. but again, this question of what does christie expect of his aides. we need to know a lot more about and we need to know more about how the governor's office was run. and we're going to find out. >> a lot more to find out. carl, great to have you on. i want to move on to something
that would be a scandal anywhere except in france, where it's happening. the french president accused of cheating on his girlfriend there in the middle with his mistress, a famous french actress, the one on the right. some of the choicer tabloids are buzzing that the mistress might be pregnant and the girlfriend who collapsed when she got the news is miffed and polling shows that the president gets a bump in popularity since all of this came out. where else in france would a president get a bump in popularity in this? >> well, this is france. there's a long list of french presidents. once they found out nothing happened except they get more popular. >> this is what fascinates me about the french. they all do this shrug and none of them realize they're doing it. they all go like this. they don't even know they're doing it. >> did bill clinton not
survive -- >> by the way, this guy's ratings went up 15%. and he has seriously difficult political problems, because the economy really is not doing well in france. but of course, this is not the like the christie scandal, this is a personal scandal. >> we need to remember two things. his bump in popularity went all the way up to 26%. every poll has a margin of error above 2%. so he may have held steady rather than gone up. >> he's not a popular figure. sarkozy wasn't a popular figure. he divorced his wife in the middle of his presidency. >> still, 77% of the folks polled in france say they just don't care, it's his private life. so if you have a scandal in your private life, it's protected.
>> do you see that happening in the united states? >> no. >> i think it depends on the state. he wasn't married. i think that's crucial. in the northeast, we've had politicians like rudy giuliani, who until things got really sorted, skated through their broken marriages. >> it does say a little bit about -- who am i to talk about somebody's character, but for years he was married to the socialist party candidate, dumped her, went off to valerie. he's actually had the reputation of being very much controlled. and a little bit sort of, you know, by all these women. >> i think we'll get there. 50% of marriages end in divorce. people have affairs.
having affair, not anymore. >> i wish i had been a french politician. might have gone better for him. >> there's much more -- that seems like ages ago. >> it's not. >> when we come back, there's florida to talk about, where a retired cop is charged with second degree murder after shooting a man in a movie theater who wouldn't stop texting. the suspect is arguing self-defense. stand your ground perhaps. we'll talk about that. . [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work.
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welcome back. there's a shocking case out of florida where an argument at a mow movie theater led to a fatal shooting. according to police, the victim was texting his child's babysitter before the movie started, actually during the previews. in court today, an attorney for the 71-year-old defendant tried to make the case that the dead map was the aggressor.
witnesses said they didn't see any punches thrown, only some popcorn thrown. joining us is mark o'mara, who represented george zimmerman at his murder trial. do you see any possibility of a stand your ground defense used by this guy? >> well, they may try it. i'm not sure there's any other defense. what they may try and say is he reacted to what he perceived to be what we know as self-defense, imminent threat of great bodily injury. but i don't know how he's going to prove that, because all the witnesses say there wasn't any threat going back and forth, and throwing anything, popcorn or anything else, even throwing a punch doesn't get you to the point where you can use great bodily force like a firearm. and quite honestly, i think an officer trained in the specter of force and when to use deadly force or a firearm, should know much better that it should never get to that point, unless he is truly in fear of death or great bodily harm. >> also in a movie theater, you can get up and leaved. it's not as if you are cornered
unable to leave. >> he did. he got up and supposedly went to the manager. you do have a commonality in all of these. we don't know what his mental state was, but it clearly wasn't stable. there's something going on if you decide you're going to be so aggressive shooting somebody without provocation. in all of these shootings, you have the common denominator of a man, who is unstable in -- >> how do you know he's unstable? >> one of the witnesses said, why would a gun be in a movie theater? guns are in every american setting. there's in bars, schools, they're everywhere. >> the problem that we have is because we have such good and wide open gun laws, we have to look at gun responsibility. i late to indict my gender, i don't know if it was a flush of testosterone or something. but he decided it was fair game to take out a gun and shoot.
we are killing way too many people for way too many reasons. from this case to the cop who shot the kid with schizophrenia to the three or four people in the past six months who have approached a person's house, knocked on the door and got shot. >> this is george zimmerman's lawyer we're talking to? >> yes, it is. unless you have absolutely good reason to defend yourself with deadly force, you're not supposed to do it. >> george zimmerman, who the dispatcher said to leave trayvon martin alone, he had a right to shoot trayvon martin in the chest? >> trayvon martin broke george zimmerman's nose -- we can retrial the case if you want, but the jury heard much more evidence than you have and decided he was not guilty. focusing on this case, which is whether or not this guy accused
acting, tell me where the 45 seconds of beating is, tell me where the smashing on the head of the concrete is. we can't make believe it's okay to shoot somebody for getting popcorn thrown in your face. >> that's somebody i wouldn't mind having a gun on them in most scenarios, a former police officer. >> doesn't that put the lie to the gun lobby's thing that it's not guns that kill, it's people that kill. well, this was a so-called good person with a gun. it just puts the whole darn thing on hits head. and in australia, they have to vote there. which means everybody votes. everybody has to come out to vote. this affects the whole body politic.
it makes main stream politics much more the dominant force and people want sensible laws. even here, 99% of the people polled and said they wanted sensible gun control laws here. why can't we just have that? >> it all defines what you mean by sensible. >> it means not taking the second amendment right, not taking away their right to bear arms. but come on, give me a break. >> there's huge disagreement about what sensible is. that's where this grinds to a halt. i think we probably agree on what is sensible. but there is huge disagreement out there in the country about what is sensible. >> mark o'mara, appreciate you being on the program. should babies be banned from high-end restaurants? and deputies show up at justin bieber's mansion. what the surprise visit had to do with eggs and cocaine.
welcome back. diners in chicago got an extra serving of whine, as in a whining baby. a couple showed up with their 8-month-old child on saturday. the high-end eatery, the chef who runs the place was not happy. and is asking on twitter if babies should be banned from his restaurant. he also posted this photo with the caption, definitely not baby food. no high chairs, either. it has a lot of people talking, reminds us from the scene "friends with kids." >> it's great we're all here. >> can you believe this? $100 a plate and they're
bringing in toddlers? >> are they even allowed in here? >> people, it's manhattan. we're here to live the dream. live the kiddies at home. >> we're pregnant. >> congratulations! please disregard what i said. >> we hate them. they're awful people. >> i don't hate them. >> we're never going to bring our kid to a restaurant like this. >> or any fancy place. >> or anywhere. we're going to keep them at home. >> so i'm a new mother, and i identify with the chef, who says keep your babies away from the restaurant. the only reason i have a strong opinion about this is i didn't do that. a few weeks ago that my husband and i had a reservation at a nice restaurant. we took our 4-month-old and we spent the entire meal switching off taking the baby out. don't take a baby to a
restaurant. it's not good for the kids. we disturbed the atmosphere in the entire restaurant. the only saving grace is that the reservation was not under my name, so nobody knows when i call to make a reservation that we were the people. >> when my husband and i, when we were new parents, we took our infants to a restaurant. he was not a crier, never a peep, very calm and peaceful baby. the one time there was one peep from him, we were on our feet and out the door because we weren't going to punish everyone else. >> the getting up and leaving destroyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. >> i do feel for parts who are stuck with the kid all day long and they have to bring the child with them. not everybody can get a babysitter. >> this is a very high-end restaurant they went to. it's like $200 a plate. they can afford child care.
>> you used to do restaurant reviews. >> we don't need a ban on babies in restaurants. most people are responsible. i ate out seven nights a day for 5 1/2 years, and the number of times i encountered a baby in a restaurant i can count on one hand. most parents self-regulate. they run outside as soon as a baby cries or as your party did. so i don't think we need a ban, but we need everyone to be sensitive to each other. >> i went to the nutcracker, which is like a family tradition, meant to be for kids. i've got to say i was very annoyed at the little girl behind me. then realizing, this is the nutcracker, kids are what it's all about. it's for kids. >> anybody remember the other end of the spectrum? the europe, people park their children outside by the window
so they can see them. >> they leave them on the street? >> this happened in new york in 1997. a danish woman and her u.s. resident partner went to a cafe in new york and parked the baby by the window outside in new york city. social services came and took the baby away. >> in france, there was that book about raising their kids the way the french raise them. french kids are able to sit at the table at a young age and they're not like the center of attention. they just sit there quietly. it's kind of lovely. >> my son was like that by the time he was 5. >> babies can't do that. it's very different. >> parents are not shy about, you know, really the children know that they have to behave. >> in germany, the beer gardens in munich was amazing. these endless tables everywhere, where people get their beer and
food and every once in a while there's a clearing in the middle of the tables that has play ground equipment. this is the area where the parents park themselves. >> all right. speaking of kids having tantrums and a foodie controversy, this is christiane amanpour's biggest story of the day. >> i'm not talking about this story. >> justin bieber, shocker today, several los angeles county deputies raided his mansion with a search warrant. biebs is facing allegations he or someone he knew tossed a whole bunch of eggs at a neighbor's house, causing $20,000 in damage. $20,000. investigators were hoping to get their hands on surveillance video showing the incident. they arrested a house guest for alleged cocaine possession. >> i want to know what this house was made of to do $20,000 with eggs.
>> it's one of those mansions in l.a. >> look, the fun thing about los angeles is that if you do over$950 worth of damage, it's considered a felony. >> is it really? >> the question is, is he on this downward spiral or a 19-year-old acting out. he's had this thing in brazil. speeding in his neighborhood. maybe some drug encounters. >> this is a 19-year-old who has been in the public eye and pushed out on stage from a very young age. >> egging is like 14 years old, not 19 years old. >> i used to light off fireworks in central park when i was a kid. >> 19? >> well, no, not 19. >> fireworks are a lot more sophisticated than egging.
>> he did have an adolescence, because he was already a money making machine. >> i feel bad for these people who are in the public eye from the time -- i don't feel that bad, he's making tons of money, but at a certain point, i think you've got to give them a little bit of a break. although he seems like he's being a jerk lately. >> no more eggs for him. coming up, stories you might have missed. i'll ask the panel what's your story. we'll be right back. i have the flu, i took medicine but i still have symptoms. [ sneeze ] [ male announcer ] truth is not all flu products treat all your symptoms. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu speeds relief to these eight symptoms. [ breath of relief ] thanks. [ male announcer ] you're welcome. ready? go.
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reporters december played. i'm speaking about randi kaye, who was last week in colorado reporting on the business of recreational marijuana. she showed us what an 1/8 of an ounce of pot looked like. >> here it is right now. here at the grove, it will cost you $60 plus tax. so it comes out to about $73. >> so that was last monday. by friday, randi had gotten very competent and thorough. >> this is a very high energy marijuana, which they like because they're active here in colorado. there's another one here, called idica, which sort of means in the couch. >> she was reporting on companies that run marijuana tours. being a resourceful reporter, she got in contact with some sources and got in a lot of contact. she rode around in the limousine
all day, and after a while, the air quality in that limo was thick to say the least. just look at that. it smelled like willie nelson's bandanna, i'm sure. at the end of the day, i asked her about her joint investigation. so i've got to ask, how extensive was your research in the back of that limo? >> reporter: you know, anderson, it was top notch. we did very extensive research. i wasn't thinking right, i wouldn't remember some of the questions, which has never happened to me. and i found things to be really funny. >> but it was just a contact high, is that correct? >> reporter: yes, it was just a contact high. >> she then went on the prove live on the air each a contact high can elicit a pit of hyperbole. >> reporter: if you saw those joints, they were like the size of small cannons. >> did you say they were as big as small cannons?
>> reporter: they are so big. when barbara whipped it out to light it up, nobody wanted to light it because it was so big. nobody had seen such a big joint before. >> how much longer are you going to be there? are you moving there? >> reporter: i think i need to come home. >> come back to the east coast. >> reporter: do you think they'll know? >> randi kaye, talking about whipping out small cannons. i'm not taking potshots at her, just many of us thought this was the greatest live hit. so randi, thank you very much. i think she was high. i totally -- she was red in the face. >> secondhand smoke high? it's powerful stuff. this is not the weed the '60s generation smoked. >> i wouldn't know about that. >> i would. >> you're too young. >> do you know about the '60s.
>> i just know about pot. >> so time for what's your story. >> it's a very hard turn. three years since the arab spring was launched. the first dictator fled on this day in 2011. and it's very sad, because the arab spring is losing. many arabs now say it's disintegrating into warring tribes. and in egypt, who are now voting right now on a referendum on a new constitution under military rule. they say we live a nightmare right now. >> and it's going to be going on for a long time. there's no end in sight to all of this. what's your story? >> it's not neutrality. i'm going to tell you what you need to know about neutrality. you need to know about -- it's about preserving open competition on the internet. if you believe that the government regulatory system
should ensure we have a fair playing field in our markets, then net neutrality ensures that was dealt a blow today by the courts. it says service and content providers have more ability to decide what consumers see on the internet. so they can basically weight their products against small businesses who are trying to start up. they can make their access -- or your ability to access small businesses slower if they're trying to promote their clients or their customers. so bad day for open markets on the internet. >> i was asleep through half of that. it all goes over my head. i don't understand it. i'm an idiot on this subject. i'll look it up and do more research tonight. dan? >> i write an advice column. you went out and had a heavy meal, you drank a bottle of wipe wore comatose. so i have this campaign that is
blank first, stay home, have sex and go out for dinner at 10:00. >> this is like annie hall when woody allen is like let's kiss before the meal. >> exactly. so blank first, then go out to dinner. don't go to dinner and be disappointed that you fell asleep when you got home. >> it's a weird pivot out of that one. today a 79-year-old ex-marine named hal faulkner died. i met him ten days ago. he was haunted by the fact in the '50s he had been booted from the marines for being gay. >> after being in the marine corps for three years. >> he got an other than honorable discharge. with the repeal of don't ask,
don't tell, you can now appeal and get those discharges changed. the one thing he wanted to happen before he died was to get that changed to honorable. ten days ago, he was given papers. >> two marines came to the ceremony. >> it was one of the most moving moments. when i got the e-mail today from his family that he died, i was very sad but also very happy because he died in a -- >> this made such a big difference in his life towards the end of his life. >> when i interviewed him, he was still crying about what happened in the '50s and the way they made him feel about himself. we still have a long way to go towards justice, but we've made some real progress. but this man died in a way different than he would have. >> i love the picture of these two marines in their uniform shaking his hand and welcoming him back into the corps. frank, great to have you here. dan, as well. christiane amanpour, margaret, thank you so much. that's it.
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number, 2456789 that's the number of people who are shot on an average day in america. here's another number for you. 12. that is the age of the youngest shooter this year and the youngest probably for many years in america, a 12-year-old new mexico boy too young to remember 9/11, too young to go to a pg-rated movie by the himself, too young to get a learner's permit. police say he pulled a shotgun from a musical instrument case and wounded -- 71 the age of a retired police captain in florida who police say shot and killed a father who was allegedly texting his young daughter's babysitter during a movie and may have threatened him with popcorn. our big story, the youngest