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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the united states and cuba seeking better ties with a handshake at the americas summit. will cuba's long-time ally, venezuela, stir tensions? several tornado like this one flattened homes and entire communities is in the central part of the united states. we'll get the latest on the storm cleanup ahead. and hillary clinton once again expected to announce that she will run for president of the united states in 2016. hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." we start with the historic
moment that played out in panama city, panama. a brief but symbolic handshake between the presidents of the united states and cuba. both leaders are expected to have a longer meeting later today. the two presidents greeted each other at the opening dinner at the summit of americas in panama city, panama. this was their first face-to-face meeting since agreeing to renewed diplomatic relations after more than 50 years. this is also the first thyme cuba has been not -- time cuba has been invited to attend. shasta darlington with more from panama. >> reporter: the moment we've all been waiting for -- the handshake between u.s. president of the united states and cuban leader raul castro. there pictures popping up across social media, and there's also a video that's been posted on line that shows raul castro leaning in, saying "how are you" in english. the two shake hands, flashes go off. a historic moment and symbol of that thaw that we've been talking about. the two countries that have
called each other enemy for more than half a century. this is the first time that cuba has actually been at one of these summits. it's actually an achievement for lots of leaders across latin america, as well. they've been pushing to bring cuba to the table for more than a decade. they've also been tweeting and sending out picture of the moment. so important for the summit. according to white house officials, this is an informal encounter, we can expect more after today, another family photo. there will be a planary session, time for leaders to meet for facetime talking about perhaps more important and substantial issues. i think one of the outstanding issue really is white house officials have said we could expect soon, perhaps even today, an announcement on cuba being relouvred from the list of countries that support terrorism. this has been a huge stumbling block for building these ties
back up. any announcement along those lines would be a big advance. as far as president barack obama's concerned, he will give a final news conference before getting on the plane back to washington. shasta darlington, cnn, panama city. the improved relations between the united states and cuba put the island nation in an awkward position. venezuela is cuba's largest ally, and the united states is venezuela's biggest enemy. earlier i spoke with eric farnsworth, vice president of the america society and council of the americas. he explained what this means for cuba. >> the summit process actually began in 1994 when president clinton invited all of his democratically elected counterparts to the first summit in miami. castro and cubans were not invited at that time. this some n some ways is an -- this in some ways is an extension of the process. it's a historic moment. >> you were there, and i understand that you saw on the
streets some people not happy it what's happening, about this moment that we're seeing there. people on the streets who say that there should be me diplomatic relations between the united states and cuba. people upset that the communist government is here at the summit of americas, and then there are people who support it. what was that like to see the protesters? >> around the summits, you have a lot of other parties that come to be there. the business community, the civil society, academics, and for the first time since the cuban government was invited, you also had cuban civil society. but cuban civil society comes in terms of both pro-government and anti-government. and there were altercations. i didn't personally see them, but there were altercations in panama and that cubans were beating up on anti-cuban protesters. there's a long way to go. >> at the same time, there is
the potential for tension. nicholas maduro, venezuelan president, may cause a hitch in the plans if you will between the leaders. what more have you learn good that? >> that's really true. the white house is wanting the storyline to be the u.s. and cuba, but venezuela may have other plans. the last several weeks, the president of venezuela has been engaged in trying to come up with some stockton ten million soiths a petition that denounces the obama administration for some limited sanctions that were announced in early march. it's possible that he, the president of venezuela, will choose the stoumt try to present the petition to president obama. it's very much in line with what his mentor, hugo chavez of venezuela, did in 2009 presenting a book to president obama. it's common for the venezuelaial president to try to steal the
show. he might try do that again. >> now for a flashback in history. it was april, 1959, that the meeting, the first big high-level meeting took place between the united states and cuba. that was the last time when then-vice president richard nixon and then-prime minister fidel castro met in washington, d.c. the visit came just months after castro led the revolution in cuba. now on to the u.s. state of south carolina. there are new development into the investigation of last weekend's fatal police shooting. police questioned the passenger who was in the car with the victim, walter scott. he was later released without any charge. authorities also released a second dash cam video from another officer's patrol car showing the aftermath of the shooting. cnn's brian todd has more details. we want to warn you, some of the videos you will see in his story is graphic. >> reporter: cnn has obtained stunning new dash cam video from
other other arriving on the scene moments after walter scott was shot. you can see the officer speeding from a nearby traffic call when he hears shots are fired. here it appears you can see santana at a fence shag cell phone video. the key evidence in the murder case against officer michael slager. the man at the epicenter of the case is now in isolation. former north charleston police officer michael slager is being held alone in a jail cell, the charleston county sheriff tells cnn, and is being monitored for his mental health. cnn is told investigators from the state law enforcement division are combing through every frame of the video of the shooting. as well as officer slager's dash cam show. a former prosecutor says the video still leaves gaps. >> we don't know whether they were fighting over his gun, taser, or fighting and the officer was trying to subdue him. >> reporter: there are new revolution was state investigators who say initial clues in the vacant lot where
walter scott was killed didn't add up. a spokesman for the south carolina law enforcement division says there were inconsistencies and questions about what appeared to be multiple gunshot fwhounds mr. scott's back. they say, "something was not right about what happened in that encounter." the new details come as african-american leaders in north charleston are growing more vocal in their criticism of the police. >> enough is enough! >> reporter: they say police disproportionately target black motorists for traffic stops. one leader telling cnn police officers look for broken taillights. the dash cam video from scott's traffic stop shows the center light on his back windshield was out, but his lower brake lights worked. that kind of stop, critics say, is a daily occurrence. >> it is a major street vehicle on the road. any time you ride on the street any given day, you will see four to fifth policemen has pulled someone over that's black. any given day. and people see that, and it brings anger. >> reporter: we reached out to the north charleston police department for response to those
complaints. we didn't hear back. brian todd, cnn, north charleston, south carolina. continuing on the story, earlier i spoke with cedric alexander, the president of the national organization of black law enforcement executives and a member of the presidential task force for 21st century policing in the united states. we talked about officer slager's pending court case and how possible bias toward law enforcement could impact this investigation. as we see this interview, we want to warn you that some of the images, some of the video is graphic. perception that his kept the community, particularly communities of color, in criminal justice system somewhat at odds with each other because in many cases there's not been evidence of the criminal justice system. oftentimes it has the appearance of siding with law enforcement. at the end of the day, the facts are the facts. in as much as we can see that there have been few indictments
of flifrs some states, we can show you others states where there have been indictment of police officers involved in wrongdoings. i believe we owe the process and opportunity for the process to do what the process does. we know that mr. scott was not alone in that vehicle. there was another person in the car with them. a person questioned by authority and released today. not charged with anything. could he have been charged, and how important would he be to this case? >> well, at this stage in the investigation, it's pretty clear they have no evidence to charge him with anything other than the fact that he just happened to be with mr. scott during that time. but obviously i'm quite sure they ran him for any warrants they might have had in terms of identifying who he was. clearly there was no crime that was committed there. they had nothing to do but to get whatever statement they got from him and to release him. but here again, this is emerging and evolving investigation.
we'll see what happens going forward. >> there have been so many other cases that have sparked outrage across the united states. in ferguson, missouri, new york city, in milwaukee. there were cases. what are the takeaways for law enforcement and for people who are skeptical? what are the takeaways from this case? >> you know, this has been a rough year in terms of the incidents as we've seen going back to the case in ferguson with michael brown. and it appears we've had one case after another, after another after another that have been visible, very controversial in this country. but the takeaway has to be for us simply this, george, is that we've still got a lot of work to do with mending and building relationship between police and community. and that's on both sides. police have a huge responsibility, frankly, because police are the ones who have a gun, they have the authority to take a person's freedom away if
need be. but there's a lot of responsibility on the part of police. it's also a lot of responsibility on the part of community, as well. >> now on to the u.s. presidential race. it is a year and a half away, and a familiar face is expected to get on the campaign trail in 2016. a source tells cnn hillary clinton plans to release a video message on sunday to announce her bid for president. then the former secretary of state and first lady will head to key early voting states to begin campaigning. senior political correspondent brianna keelar has the story. don't you someday want to see a woman president of the united states? >> reporter: sweeping aside months, years of speculation, cnn reveals hillary clinton will announce her presidential campaign this sunday. like her 2007 announcement -- >> i'm launching a presidential exploratory committee. >> reporter: it will come via video, a message she's already
filmed to be released on social media. that is where clinton advisers hope the comparison to her failed 2008 bid will end. in her book "choices," she says the birth of her granddaughter charlotte pushed her to run and will fuel a campaign message about equal opportunity for all. unfortunately, she writes, too few of the children born in the united states and around the world today will grow up with the same opportunities as charlotte. clinton says that becoming a grandmother "rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up." she will follow her announcement windy a trip to the early caucus state of iowa. >> i'm back! >> reporter: in 2008, her third place finish there signaled the beginning of the end for her campaign. >> thank you. >> reporter: a new quinnipiac university poll shows her admission she used a personal e-mail account to conduct
government business as secretary of state may have affected her favorability there. and clinton will need navigate other challenges, distinguishing herself from a relatively unpopular president obama without alienating his vast coalition of loyal voters. handling one of the most controversial part of obama's record, foreign policy. she served as the secretary of state and was in charge during the benghazi attack in 2012. and questions about her age. if elected, she would be 69 when she took office, making her the second oldest president in history. there's also the bill factor. how will the campaign manage the sometimes unpredictable former president. >> this whole thing is the biggest fairytale i've ever seen. >> reporter: questions clinton's new staff, working out of office space already leased in brooklyn, new york, hope to be better poised to answer when the campaign becomes official. >> cnn will be monitoring for that announcement. clinton will join republican
senators ted cruz and rand paul as the only major candidates to formally announce their run for president. another republican, florida senator marco rubio, may all announce his plans to run on monday. police in the u.s. state of california are accused of beating a suspect for two minutes straight. now the fbi is getting involved. that's ahead here on "cnn newsroom." plus, deadly tornadoes ripped through several american cities. we're hearing some amazing stories of survival.
welcome back to "cnn newsroom," i'm george howell. a close-knit town in the state of illinois is cleaning up after devastating tornadoes killed two people and left widespread damage. two counties in the straight now disaster areas -- in the state are now disaster areas. ed lavandera has the story. >> reporter: the fire chief in fairdale, illinois, says tornadoes of this magnitude is not something they are used to. this storm did take a dead tlooel on this town. there are also amazing stories
of survival. if you look behind me inside those two cars, there were three adults and three children when the tornado struck and thigh survived to tell the story. with terrifying ferociousness, tornadoes tore through chicago. >> i am scared to death of storm. i was watching everything. >> i feel like it's a bad dream. something i'd be watching somewhere else, not in my neighborhood. >> reporter: one tornado cut a 22-mile path through this flatland, the town of fairdale. a small dot on the map, but a tornado tore right through it. the town does haven't tornado siren. who elderly women were killed, dozens of homes destroyed. those who survived like andy kedelson know how lucky they are. >> it happened in two seconds. >> reporter: he rode the storm
out sitting in his ford focus. you see it on the edge of the picture that he took after the storm struck. they were inside an iron workshop. kedelson was inside with a co-worker who raced over with his wife and three young kids to seek shelter. moments later the tornado made a direct hit. >> i remember looking through the windshield and seeing the roof of the shop starting to come up and down. next thing i know, the blocks coming down, beam. luckily nobody got hurt. >> reporter: he and the friend's family got out of the debris to see this is what's left of the building around them. search and rescue team have spent the day looking through miles of debris, looking for survivors, trying to make sure everyone in the storm's path is accounted for. emergency officials say that work is now winding down. >> we are very confident that we have covered all the areas that needed special attention. >> reporter: emergency officials in the region say that many people across the area had about
30 minutes worth of warning ahead of the storms even though there weren't tornado sirens in the town of fairdale. emergency officials say that those people, many of the people here, did get the warnings ahead of time. and in the cases of the two elderly women who died, it would not have made a difference. they were in the two hardest hit areas in this town of fairdale. >> ed lavandera reporting for us. the national weather service has surveyed the damage from fairdale, illinois. and there's some important findings. derek van dam is at the world weather center with more that. >> reporter: you know, tornadoes of this severity have been known to pick up full vehicles and actually place them in trees. it takes broken glass and any kind of debris or shrapnel that it can find and makes it literal projectiles that become very dangerous. now the national weather service, after the significant fact and tornadoes take place, they have to go and assess the damage to attach some sort of, well, scale to the particular
tornado. this particular than we're discussing, the one that you just saw a moment ago from the man reporting live from -- reporting on the field was actually rated an ef4. the enhanced fujita scale. this was actually a vision of dr. ted fujita who studied the effects of damage from tornadoes and associated them with wind gust. it is next to impossible to know the exact winds inside of a tornado. any kind of instruments like an anomometer that measures wind gust would literally be destroyed by winds in excess of 322 kilometers per hour. here's the damage attributed to that strong of wind. devastating damage. and the national weather service going back to assess this damage has to look out for certain characteristics, including this. let's look at the aerial foot garage this particular region. this is very important to note. notice this swath of damage through the fairdale region,
this very concise area shows the path of the tornado first and foremost. again, this is an aerial photograph taken from the region. notice also at the very beginning of this very distinctive path, this little lines in the grout. tornadoes have been known to dig three-foot trenches, for instance. even rip up asphalt and pavement off the ground. it's clear how strong and how intense the particular storm was. if you go back to the graphics, the national weather service also looks at the trees. the particular layout of the trees. was it in a cirque look patter like a tornado would -- circular pattern like a tornado would form or straight winds? you see it shaved the limbs and trees off of the trees in that particular city. by the way, there were 17 reports of tornadoes. many across illinois and to iowa. there is another chance of severe weather this saturday across parts of the midwest. something we're going to look out for for the texas and
oklahoma panhandle. back to you, george. >> i've covered plenty of them. you know, it's nothing to dance with. you hear the warning, you get out of the way, you get to shelter. derek van dam. thank you very much. now on to california. the fbi is investigating a sheriff's department due to a video that shows deputies beating a suspect for nearly two minutes, punching him nearly 40 times. federal investigators are looking into whether the man's civil rights were violated in the chase that also injured three deputies. cnn reports. >> reporter: here's your pursuit. >> reporter: a police chase that looks like something out of the wild west. >> i've got this guy on a stolen horse. >> reporter: 30-year-old frances pusock attempting to outruin law enforcement on the back of a stolen horse in a rural part of san bernardino county. a knbc helicopter was recording as the bizarre chase ends when the horse buck the suspect. >> the suspect being tased.
>> reporter: sheriff's deputies attempt tase him. as deputies get closer, pusock appears to surrender, lying face down on the ground before putting his hands behind his back. that doesn't stop the officers from mobbing around pusock, kicking him in the groin and head before kneeing him and landing punch after punch on the body. a beating that last about two minutes with ten officers involved. all of whom are now on paid at minutesstrative leave. >> somebody should go to prison over this. what i saw in the television of thugs beating up compliant. that's what -- beating up my compliant. that's what i saw. what did they do? this is far worse than rodney king. >> reporter: the sheriff has ordered an internal investigation. the special investigation detail is also conducting a criminal investigation, as well. >> i am disturbed and troubled by what i see in the video. it does not appear to be in line with our policies and procedures. at least a portion of it.
i ask that you allow us to conduct that investigation, and i assure you if there is criminal wrongdoing on the part of any of our deputy sheriffs or any policy violations, we will take action. >> reporter: the sheriff's department says deputies were attempting to serve pusock with a search warrant related to an identity theft investigation. when he first fled in a car, then abandoned it and ran into the desert where he stole a horse and took off. in total, a chase that went on for some three hours. >> i'm not going stand here and say that he's perfect because who is? >> reporter: pusock's girlfriend of 13 years believes the officers went too far. >> they beat the crap out of him, and now they're trying to do everything they can to avoid them being in any trouble. >> reporter: in trouble in an era where police tactics are under intense public scrutiny. the fbi has now launched an investigation to determine whether or not pusock's civil rights were violated. stephanie elam, cnn, los angeles. crucial supplies arriving in
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hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. the headlines we're following this hour -- u.s. president barack obama and cuban president raul castro met briefly friday night at the summit of the americas in panama city. they are scheduled for a longer meeting today.
this is their first face-to-face encounter since they agreed in december to renew diplomatic relations. a massive cleanup is underway in the u.s. midwest after more than a dozen tornadoes tore through the region on thursday. one storm killed two people in fairdale, illinois. so far the storm has been rated ef4, meaning it could have had winds up to 200 miles per hour. in pakistan, an act of targeted killing. that's what police officials are calling an attack on a construction site that happened early saturday. they say armed militants opened fire and killed at least 20 people who are working on a bridge. happened in the southwestern province. the militants sped off after the attack. there have been no immediate claims of responsibility for this attack. on to the fighting in yemen. thousands of houthi sympathizers marched the streets of the
capital of sanaa showing support for the rebels. saudi warplanes continued ache strike on sanaa's airport and headquarters on friday. saudi forces are also expected to get more intelligence from the united states to learn crucial targets. meanwhile, unicef delivered a 16-ton shipment of medical supplies for those caught up in the chaos. officials say getting aid on the ground has been nearly impossible with the fighting. security has deteriorated sharply. last month when houthi rebel advanced on sanaa and the port city of aden. inside syria's refugee camp, they're caught between isis and the syrian government. yarmouk is ten kilometers from the syrian presidential palace. witnesses say the government is dropping barrel bombs on hospitals, and they say isis is murdering civilians in the streets. atika schubert has the story.
>> reporter: the residents pick up the pieces of their lives, bombed and besieged by syrian forces for more than a year. now residents face isis fighters, beheading those who oppose islamic rule. >> in the street, street fighter against them. they catch them and kill them in front. >> reporter: the resident cnn spoke to inside yarmouk does not want to be identified but gave us video and photos to show the grim existence living between isis and syrian forces. >> now i'm scared of two things i'm scared of the i.s. and the regime, the regime now is about to destroy the yarmouk camp. >> reporter: this of yarmouk a year ago when aid agencies were
finally able to break the syrian regime's stranglehold on the camp. tens of thousands lined up for the rare access to aid. before isis arrived, hundreds had already died from lack of fad and clean water. now the u.n. describes yarmouk in the starkest terms. >> in the horror that is syria, the yarmouk refugee camp is a circle of hell. >> reporter: today an estimated 18,000 residents remain inside. activists and resident in yarmouk tell cnn that as many as 5,000 is tried to flee their homes since isis stormed the camp but have no place to go. and an estimated 150 residents have been wounded, requiring medical attention. yarmouk's only functioning hospital was first occupied by isis, then on wednesday targeted by regime bomb. as the fighting raged, the jofra foundation is the only aid group that has been able to go in. and the director has just
returned. >> we'll need access to the -- [ inaudible ] until now the last hospital was bombed yesterday. so now there is nothing functioning. >> reporter: here even the search for clean water risks death. the coordinatorness gunned down in an isis fire-fight against isis rebel groups. >> even if the u.n. or anybody gets access to yarmouk, how will they access it with isis this? >> reporter: they have two choices, trying to flee or staying inside what the u.n. says resembles a camp of death. cnn, new york. new closed circuit tv footage appears to have captured last weekend's jewelry heist in
london. it shows several people dressed like utility workers carrying large bags with what appears to be drill equipment. and then leaving with trash bins. near the end of the video, a white van appears with people loading up their gear and alleged loot. britain's "daily mirror" obtained the video. cnn has not independently verified its authenticity. between pleasure skrouquads eyebrow shaving, we see stories about north korea's leader. now report of kim jong-un having his uncle executed. paula hancocks looks at the behavior of the leader. >> reporter: a man in his 30s enjoys a fun day at the amusement park. ♪ >> reporter: every photo highly
choreographed, every image analyzed around the world. north korean leader, kim jong-un, must know his every move is watched. a six-week disappearing act last year had speculation spiraling out of control. was he deposed? was he dead? he reappeared with a cane. south korean intelligence guessed ankle surgery. now a bandage on his right wrist, although it didn't stop him waving or shaking hands. he changes his hair. mainstream media reports it. even his shrinking eyebrows get international attention. to counter the flippant, there is the sobering. rocket launchers, a third nuclear test, brutal prison cam camps. his uncle executed in 2013 for allegedly trying to overthrow the government. he was a member of the north korean elite and says he still has contacts within pyongyang. he calls the young leader erratic and unpredictable.
kim jong-un is much jonger ththan -- younger than kim jong-il was when he was in power. he does things that put him in the way of danger and feels the need to show off. some tastes have been passed down from father to son, although with kim jong-un the skits are shorter and the music funkier. the entertainment doesn't stop this, according to kim jong-il's former bodyguard. he said the father had pleasure squads of women to attend his every need. he has no doubt the son has the same. there were usually six ladies in their early 20s, he says. they were replaced every six months. they had to be pretty, a certain height, well spoken, and charming. they're trained from a young age to sing and talk politics and economics. one interesting fact brought up by both defactors, they don't think kim jong-un's rule will last that long, giving him between three and five years before he's toppled.
they said considering even family isn't safe these days, loyalty created by such intense fear is starting to waiver. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. the investigation into a pesticide company deepens after a family's vacation turned to a nightmare. authorities want to find other people who stayed at the same resort in the virgin islands. plus, a deadly shooting during a brawl outside of a walmart store. all caught on camera.
cnn has uncovered more details. >> reporter: two teenagers still in a coma after they muwere exposed to a deadly pesticide while on spring break with their family. cnn has learned it was probably illegally used numbers of times according to officials. the governor said even his own condominium complex was fumigated without his knowledge in 2013. >> what these companies did or appear to have been doing is clearly a violation. and they'll be held accountable for. it. >> reporter: the epa investigation has already found evidence that terminix may have illegally used the substance four times including the day before thanksgiving on a vacation villa on st. croix and villas on st. john last fall. authorities are tracking down the residents who stayed at the villas. terminix didn't want to talk about it. >> the government official says you guys have used this
substance inside at this resort before this incident -- >> i'm trying to understand what part you didn't understand what i said before. >> reporter: what part? >> the part that i can not talk to you -- >> reporter: i'll give you the chance to respond. >> we can't. i'm afraid not. you understand. >> reporter: all right, yeah. terminix issued a statement saying "it is performed to performing all work in a manner that is safe and is looking into the matter internally and cooperating with authorities." pest control companies are supposed to document use of methyl bromide. if in fact they were falsifying records -- >> that's a clear and malice violation of the law. >> reporter: but federal documents and public records show on the islands, there were serious management problems. the epa oversees the local department of planning and natural resources. and last year designated it a "high risk," saying it does not
meet management standards. that came after a top official with the dpnr was convicted of using the agency to run drugs. the second high-profile scandal involving the agency not the epa says the inspector general is also investigating the dpnr. the governor, who just took office in january, says the agency's issues have nothing to do with what happened to the esmond family. he blames the pest control companies. >> it occurred because someone was cutting corners, thought they could enhance their profit margin and get away with it. apparently even in my own residence someone had been getting away with it for quite some time. >> reporter: federal authorities now seizing all remaining canisters of methyl bromide in the virgin islands and shipping them off island. st. thomas, the u.s. virgin islan islands. from the virgin islands to the u.s. state of arizona. they've released dash cam video of a deadly brawl at a walmart
last month. they charged a family of roving musicians with a variety of crimes including shooting at police. we have more from knxv on the story. you're not going to separate me -- >> reporter: our first look at the intense brawl between cottonwood police and a family of eight. the family attacking officers no, sir walmart parking lot in march after they were accused of assaulting a walmart employee just moments before. >> you're hitting children -- >> reporter: officers tried to subdue the family, repeatedly tasing them, spraying pepper spray, and even tackling them. >> no -- [ all talking at once ] >> reporter: they had help from a walmart worker and two others, but they little luck. the family finding different ways to continually attack these officers, rolling on the ground when tased, and wiping away the pepper spray. >> personally never seen that tactic applied. so i'm not zrn they learned it. -- certain where they learned
it. obviously somebody taught them up. >> reporter: time and time again the family put their hands up, pretending to surrenders, but they never do. [ screams ] >> reporter: then during this fight, shots are fired. the first shot, according to police, is one of the suspects shooting the officer in the leg. another shot is the officer shooting the suspect is w.h.o. is now deceased -- suspect who is now deceased. on the topic of civilians, how close is too close? here's an employee helping fight off the family. i asked if this is something regular folk should steer clear from stead of jumping in. >> we are familiar with mr. fields from walmart because of our interactions with him at the loss prevention at walmart. the officers are very familiar with him. the other two gentlemen that approached, they were nonthreatening. >> reporter: six of the family members were arrested. two of them juveniles. facing a variety of charges including assault of an officer and resisting arrest. that injured officer has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries. this case is still under investigation with dps.
>> at least three of the family members are in a christian band that plays outside of a supermarket. they're known as matthew 24 now. an apparent reference to the second coming of christ. local media also report that the family was living out of their vehicle. as "cnn newsroom" continues, a record-setting day at the masters. up next, we'll tell you how it 21-year-old notched his place in augusta history.
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at this year's masters tournament, it's jordan spieth's world, and everyone else, you can say, is just living in it at least for now. with two rounds in the books at augusta national, spieth is atop the leader board at 14 under par. the 21-year-old set a course record through 36 holes after friday's performance. tiger woods survived the cut after shooting minus three in the second round. it's the first time woods broke 70 at the masters since 2011. he is currently tied for 12th. round three tees on and off just about six hours' time. a lot of people will be
watching. there are no chinese golfers participating in the masters this year, and that's perhaps fitting as beijing declares war on the sport once denounced by chairman mao as "a millionaire's game." cnn has more. >> reporter: on this river bank in suburban beijing, the transformation is almost complete. tourists stripped, fairways paved, and the clubhouse abandoned. the peaceful scenery at this public park is a far cry from its glory days as the popular win river golf club. "when this was a golf course, only the rich and powerful came here. the entrance was guarded, and we were kept out by events all around." this is but one of 66 golf courses shut down by the government recently. there have been similar crackdowns before, but this time the authorities seem to be really serious. eager for huge provunproforits
selling land, they'll jury norred a decade-long ban at projects aimed at preserving purse thats -- preserving resources. >> this is bigger in scope and intensity than anything we've ever seen before. and it make sense because this is a different china. this is ping's china. >> reporter: the anti-corruption campaign of launched by president xi. >> an elitist pursuit enjoyed by very few in china. if you're looking to make a populist move, it's any l-- it' pretty low hanging fruit. >> reporter: at this driving rage, members appear unphased by all the hoopla. >> golf is golf. corruption is corruption. they spend lots of their own money on golfing.
that's a problem -- that's not a problem of golf itself. >> reporter: despite a crackdown, the government may share his confidence in the sport's future in china for one important reason -- >> the golfing goes back to olympic days. china is keen on the olympics. >> reporter: as president xi's red-hot fight against corruption spreads to the greens, the chinese dream on golf lives on. cnn, beijing. with that, we thank you for watching this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. my colleague, paula newton, steps in next with an another of steps in next with an another of news. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com but a lot of us leave our identities unprotected. nearly half a million cars were stolen in 2012. but for every car stolen, 34 people had their identities stolen.
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♪ after more than half a century of hostilities, the united states and cuba take a symbolic step towards reconciliation and a killing caught on camera in the u.s. state of south carolina. what authorities are now learning in a police shooting. plus, cleaning up after a massive tornado tears through the midwestern united states. i'm paula newton, and this is cnn newsroom. both presidents of cuba and the united states are expected to meet later on today after a brief hello friday night in panama city,