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-- captions by vitac -- peaceful protests quickly turn ugly. gunfire erupts in ferguson, missouri as the city marks one year since the shooting of an unarmed african-american teenager. u.s. fighter jets in turkey to take aim at isis.
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>> hear why some syrians say it's not enough. and tapping into an underground sea of gold. why some say it's the worst job in the world. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." good day to you we begin this hour with the breaking news out of ferguson, missouri. the sound of gunfire erupted during protests around the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of michael brown. there was an officer-involved shooting but no officers were injured. >> we want to show you a video where you can hear shots being fired during an interview with ferguson's interim police chief.
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>> explaining their rights and we want to be as patient as possible -- [ gunshots ]. >> you hear it there in the background. cnn's sara sidner was there when the shots break out. she says there may be people wounded. listen. >> i was standing with the affiliate taking video of the chief talking the interim chief talking about how they want this to be peaceful and trying to be respectful but they did want to clear the street. as he starts talking about things being more calm and peaceful shots ring out a few hundred yards from where the chief and officers and protesters were standing. you hear a burst of gunfire over and over again several shots fired. just after that we took cover and the police were there as
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well. and behind us there was another blast of gunfire. so two separate incidents i was here and witnessed happening as people were crouched down behind cars as everyone in the street started running and police were told to get out of the street because they were in a bad spot with no cover. we don't have confirmation whether or not someone has been shot but as i walked up to the scene where people were running, a police officer said that someone has been shot, back up. that is an officer, not an official word but an officer on the scene that someone had got shot. we are trying to figure out if there are one or two or more people who ended up getting shot tonight. but there are definitely two distinct and different shooting scenes here and we're trying to ascertain right now. what you are seeing is police standing in a line and people standing on the sidewalk. there were a few dozen protesters here, maybe 50 or a
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little bit less. not a huge, huge crowd. most of the crowd was at a concert tonight but it's that crowd stood in front of police and down the street away from the crowd, the shooting -- the initial shooting happened. >> sara, all the things you are describing remind me we are talking about the one-year anniversary of the michael brown shooting. i was there hours after the shooting, myself. and you hear the gunshots and you run for cover. i wanted to know the mood right now, is it similar to as it was last year? are there more police out there than there are protesters or do you get the feeling from the images that it's growing. >> there were more protesters than police and then there were equal numbers more police coming with the help of st. louis county and the missouri highway
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patrol is out here assisting just like back a year ago. but it is a different scene. i have been here for a week now. i stayed here for many months during the most tense times. it doesn't feel the same in the sense that there aren't as many people that are gathered and galvanized but there is still a lot of tension here and there are a lot of people saying that change has not happened fast enough although there has been change in the city. there has been visible change at the top in city government. new interim police chief is african-american, the first time ever this department has had an african-american chief. a any city manager who is the person that can hire the chief and make the decisions that were upsetting the community about ticketing that person is new and interim, the city manager who is african-american and two people on the city council voted in after the michael brown incident this year and they are african-american. you are seeing the city
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government reflect the population which is 67% african-american. but at this point in time there are plenty of people who say these are superficial changes and not changes that make a difference on the ground. we will have to find out who it is that is responsible for the shooting. at this point we don't know. but we heard many, many shots ring out tonight. >> michael brown's death sparked demonstrations around the united states, it also created a new generation of activists. >> we need to look up ferguson, go look up ferguson and they sent a picture of mike brown. >> another brother just got shot. >> that led to a chain reaction. >> the scale has increased exponentially. ♪ >> we were there for three days and it changed my life. >> i and other folks planned on staying there for days.
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we ended up staying there for months. >> that was a surreal experience seeing the tanks and the tear gas and the s.w.a.t. teams. a lot of the relationships you see now were built in the crucible of tear gas and rubber bullets in ferguson. >> this was about a larger conversation in black america. ♪ >> if they thought that their militarized overreaction would quell the fire what they did was build life-long relationships and a solid, sturdy commitment for justice. >> we're seeing a lot of new people and seeing folks who have been doing this work for years coming to the organizing work in different ways and recognizing this is a different moment. >> we want to embrace every
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member of the community. >> it's continuing and rolling and picking up more people. >> we have to continue to be on the streets. i think that folks have seen us, so many creative and bold actions have happened during this time. >> we are attempting to build a movement that is the opposite of everything that the american system represents. >> we are not interested in gradualism when it comes to our right to live. >> i never imagined we would be in this moment in my life. so anything is possible. i think if we run a good campaign and i think if we challenge and push, i think we could win certain reforms. i do. you can find out more about ferguson, missouri and what has changed there from politics to the grass roots movements that you have heard about that are active around the country. you can stay on top of the most recent updates all available to
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you at >> we will continue to follow that story and bring details on it. but we want to turn to u.s. politics and u.s. republican presidential candidate donald trump is facing backlash about his comments about megyn kelly. >> he was under fire for going after kelly. and now critics believe he suggested that she was tough on him because she was hormonal. here's what trump had to say to cnn's don lemon on friday. >> she gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions there, was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her, wherever. >> and trump is stand big his words in an interview with cnn's jake tapper sunday he said that his statements about kelly were misunderstood. he also says her questions were unfair. take a listen.
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>> she was very angry because i bested her with a question that was a very unfair question. so she was very angry. when i was speaking about it on a cnn show, by the way, but i was speaking about her, i said blood was pouring from her eyes or out of her eyes which is a very common statement and i said the same thing about chris wallace. >> you did. and then you said she had blood coming out of her wherever. >> no, i said that blood was pouring from wherever because i wanted to finish the sentence because i wanted to get off the whole thing and get back on the subject of jobs or whatever we were talking to right after that. i didn't say anything because i didn't finish the thought. i was going to say nose and/or ears because that is a common statement. it's a statement showing anger. she had great anger when she was questioning me especially since
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i mentioned something, the rosie o'donnell statement which everybody said was by far the loudest applause of the entire day of all of the speakers. i think you would agree. >> as for megyn kelly, she is taking it all in stride. she spoke out for the first time on sunday. >> i'm a big girl, i can take it. i understand why people get upset. because the stakes are very high here. you know, we're talking about the oval office and they really like the candidate they like and they don't want to see the candidate take any hits. you know, that is the way you feel and get to feel if you are just a voter as opposed to the journalist. we're not allowed to feel like that. we're not allowed to take those considerations into mind. we have to hit them as hard as we can at this stage so the voters can figure out, who's our
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guy. >> megyn kelly said she felt her question to trump was fair. she also says that trump will get of it and, quote, we'll be fine and so will america. a group of u.s. lawmakers who could cast key votes soon on the iran nuclear deal are in israel. 22 democratic members of congress met with prime minister benjamin netanyahu to discuss the iran nuclear agreement. >> the israeli prime minister is trying to convince them to vote against it. the fact-finding trip is sponsored by a group opposed to the deal. republican lawmakers are set to arrive in israel later today. the united states has deployed half a dozen f-16 war planes to a turkish air base near the syrian border to help in the fight against isis. the fighter jets left from italy on sunday. using turkey's bases will make
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the strikes against isis in syria faster. >> the u.s. mission to nato confirmed the move on a sunday tweet. it says that turkey agreed to let the u.s. use its air bases and air space last month when the country officially entered the war against isis. syria has been ravaged by civil war for several years. for many hope the fading that the u.s. air strikes will make a difference. >> cnn travelled to damascus to see how people are coping with the war in the capital city. >> reporter: as america ramps up its air campaign against isis with additional jets taking off from a turkish air base many people we speak to here first of all believe that the air strikes will make little difference and many also feel that america's actions in syria are aimed against the assad government.
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america always helps the terrorists this man says. they're hiding behind them. america wants to change things but doesn't do it openly. air strikes are not enough, this man adds. whenever the u.s. hits isis they just go underground. what you would usually find here in the past in damascus is that people were optimistic that the civil war would be over very soon. when you speak to them today they are more cautious. many could not fathom that groups like isis could make it to damascus. but many people we spoke to say they believe the conflict will go on for a very long time. everything is possible in this country nowadays this woman says, you can't say that something will definitely be avoided but we hope we can continue to stop isis. when you go through the streets of damascus you can tell that people are trying to keep an air of normalcy. the cafes are full and people are out. but you can also feel that people know exactly what is
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going on the battlefield. they keep track of things and keep up to date. many hope there will be a negotiated solution to this conflict. >> be sure to stay with cnn all week. we will have more of the rare look inside syria. that country has been engulfed in war now for more than four years. violent clashes broke out in southern turkey sunday as pro pkk supporters tried to prevent security forces from entering their neighborhood. riot police fired tear gas while protesters fought back with petrol bombs. violence has arrived since the pkk party accused the government of violating a 2013 cease-fire
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last month. >> early sunday, thousands gathered in turkey's capital and called for peace talks to be resumed as quickly as possible. >> we'll take a quick break here. but still to come, south korea promises a strong response against north korea after two soldiers are injured by a land mine. plus it was the most powerful storm to hit anywhere this year so far. when we come back, details on the deadly typhoon soudelor. and a woman from new zealand makes history. you'll hear what kim chambers has to say moments after finishing a 17-hour swim. details on that when we come back. can a business have a mind? a subconscious. a knack for predicting the future. reflexes faster than the speed of thought.
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welcome back, everyone, the south korean military says that north korea will pay harsh penalties for landmine explosions.
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>> cnn's kathy novak joins us live from seoul with the latest. hi, kathy, talk to us about what south korea means when it says harsh price and talk to us too about the fallout from this event. >> reporter: south korea is taking this very seriously. this was an incident that happened at the heavily militarized dmz on tuesday that left two south korean soldiers seriously injured. one lost a foot and the other had parts of both of his legs amputated. this announcement was made that the u.n. command and south korea are blaming north korea. >> translator: we strongly condemn this cowardly act which is a violation of the arms agreement and nonaggression
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agreement between the south and the north and unthinkable for a normal military. >> reporter: now as we've been talking about, south korea has been warning of harsh consequences. what form that is likely to take remains to be seen. the vice minister has been talking on affiliate ytn here in seoul and he is saying it would be something that would hurt the north korean military and satisfy the south korean public. that is interesting because when people here are talking about the need to retaliate and to not be intimidated by north korea it's hard to say exactly what the south korean military is able to do. but there is pressure on the defense forces here to satisfy that public demand that south korea basically not put up with intimidation from north korea. >> so we don't know what exactly that harsh price will be. but if we're guided by what has
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happened in the past, what could we assume may be meant by the use of that sort of language? >> reporter: well we often talk about the fact that north and south korea remain technically at war but when it comes to violent altercations they happen rather occasionally. in 2010 there was the torpedoing and economic sanctions that north korea comments to demand be lifted rather than a military retaliation. and later in the year there was provocation as well. so we'll be watching to see what happens. but so far we haven't heard from the north korea side. >> kathy novak joining us live from seoul in south korea. many thanks to you. we move on to taiwan and china. both countries are coping with the aftermath of the typhoon
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soudelor. 14 storm related deaths many from mudslides or people trapped in collapsed buildings. >> before soudelor hit china it killed at least seven in taiwan. hundreds are hurt. many communities are suffering devastating landslides right now. >> this video shows an apparent twister. you get a sense of how strong that storm was. the typhoon was one of the strongest storms anywhere in the world so far this year. >> and of course, the storm is no longer a typhoon. but of course it's still posing a lot of problems. we have pedram javaheri here to talk us through that. it has been devastating for the region. >> this is going to continue for a couple days. and oftentimes we see a storm make landfall and two or three days later you see the landslides. that's a concern. but you think about where it made landfall in taiwan. taiwan is one of the highest
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number of -- has some of the highest mountains in the world when it comes to an island. pretty impressive. all the storms of course interacting with the mountains, causing tremendous flooding. i want to share the numbers out of taiwan initially. the numbers upwards of 50 inches in taiwan over the past weekend. if you compare that to seattle, 38 inches is what they average in a year. so you see how some of the numbers shape up and causing a loss of life when it made landfall on saturday morning. and moves in to eastern china. the moisture is spreading from hong kong toward shanghai. that's where we expect the heavy rainfall in the next couple days. could see up to 8 inches of additional rainfall west of shanghai. so certainly a dangerous scenario when it comes to flooding in a densely populated
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area. we have had 15 named storms. 10 is considered normal. supertyphoons, winds at 240 kilometers an hour or stronger is something you would typically see once this time of year but we have seen it five times in the first eight months of the year. this year the numbers are high for this early. >> unbelievable. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thousands of migrants in south africa make their living underground putting themselves in danger to find illegal gold. >> we have to go underneath with the illegal miners to see what it's like. >> our david mckenzie goes with the workers. could body cameras help police officers in conflicting
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us. i'm george howell. >> i'm rosemary church. it's time to update you on stories this hour. tensions are high in south korea as that country's military warns the north will pay a harsh price for a landmine blast in the demilitarized zones.
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north korea has yet to comment. european monitors are investigating the apparent deliberate torching of their armored vehicles in eastern ukraine. this happened in donetsk. the organization for security and cooperation in europe says four vehicles were set on fire. no one was injured. american football legend and sportscaster frank gifford has died. he was the face of the new york giants during their glory years in the 1950s and '60s. he was 84 years old. and we are monitoring the breaking news out of ferguson, missouri where gunfire erupted during protests on the one-year anniversary of the police-involved shooting of teenager michael brown. the st. louis police department reports there was an officer-involved shooting. there were no officers injured
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in that shooting. michael brown's shooting reinvigorated the debate over police body cameras. one american city says that the cameras are worth the cost. >> this is policing in oakland, california. >> hey -- hey -- hey. >> 226. >> this arrest captured by our camera and by a police body camera. >> relax. relax. >> all of the city's 500 patrol officers are required to wear one. >> a lot of us wouldn't be comfortable without it. >> police in oakland started wearing body cameras in 2010 long before the controversy surrounding the killing of michael brown in ferguson, missouri. in the aftermath of ferguson
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this question caught fire, should every cop many america wear a body camera, then the deaths of several more. >> if there wasn't a video available, i do not believe we would have had an indictment. >> reporter: the officer pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter in the july shooting death of dubose. it was a body camera that captured the incident. sales of cameras are up 154% this year. >> we have 190,000 cameras in the field. the body cameras are fastest growing part of the business today. >> they can cost from 400 to $1,000 depending on the maker and storing the video can cost more than the cameras themselves. >> cloud storage for a department this size would run 600 to $700,000 a year.
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>> for now, oakland is storing footage on its own servers. >> to see the kind of reduction of complaints in uses of force and lawsuits is probably paying for itself. >> for oakland, body cams are worth the cost. use of force is down 70% in the last four years and complaints against officers down 60% since 2012. >> so i think it has a civilizing effect on both sides of the camera. >> the obama administration is pushing for more body cameras and offering federal funds. stock prices are surging. >> we believe in the next few years that every police officer will be wearing this technology. >> body cameras also raise tough questions, catching people's most vulnerable moments.
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just how much does the public have a right to see? >> cities are continuing to struggle with this issue around technology. we have a lot of data. and it gives us an opportunity for a level of transparency. but it also had great privacy implications. you could allow the media to view the footage but not show the footage. that is a policy that we are contemplating right now. >> while oakland's mayor says they are not a silver bullet, the police chief says that the body cams are here to say. >> in a few years i think it will be standard issue everywhere. >> samuel burke, cnn, oakland, california. certainly a matter under debate right now. want to move now in the u.s. state of texas, questions still swirl around the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a rookie policeman. now we are getting to see what
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happened moments before the college football player was killed. his father says his son may have been breaking the law but the police should not have used deadly force. nick valencia has more. >> reporter: newly released security camera footage shows the moments before christian taylor was shot and killed by a police officer in arlington, texas. that footage shows taylor showing up just after 1:00 a.m. on friday at the car dealership. he tries to break into one of the cars. when that doesn't work he smashes into the windshield. he retrieves his own car, forces his way into the lot and crashes into the front entrance of the dealership. when the police arrive a struggle ensues after taylor refuses to surrender. one of the officer tases taylor and the other draws his weapon and shoots. the one who shot was a rookie
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officer and was under field supervised training. the officer has not spoke on the the investigators and that are routine. the police chief will johnson saying there will be a full, comprehensive and thorough investigation and if the shooting was unjustified there will be -- there is no footage of what happened during the shooting. the police chief called in the fbi to participate with the investigation. we want to tell you about a story in new mexico, a hiking trip that came to a tragic end after a family got caught in blistering hot weather. authorities say a mother, father, and child, who were french citizens were hiking in the white sands national monument. temperatures there can top 37 degrees celsius or about 100 degrees fahrenheit.
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>> and the mother felt ill. she turned back and died on the way to the family car. the father and son walked on completely unaware that she had collapsed. when authorities found her body they searched her phone and realize shed was not alone. they found her husband who had also died and their son, who miraculously survived that heat. such a tragic story. >> truly is. the italian coast guard says 233 migrants were rescued at sea from two boats on sunday. >> we don't have details on where the migrants were from. the international organization for migration says more than 2,000 migrants and reffees have died trying to reach europe so far this year. migrants in south africa are taking risks to make a meager
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living mining for gold. david mckenzie takes us underground to show us the conditions. >> reporter: this man fled zimbabwe to seek his fortune here in south africa. but he has been cursed with perhaps the world's worst job. he earns his living in the one place the police are too afraid to follow. they are the illegal miners of johannesburg, tapping into a subterranean city of gold. to get a sense thof we have to go underneath with the illegal miners to see what it's like. squeezing down coffin sized tunnels, it's a terrifying descent into hell. and blessing does it each day.
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when i came to south africa, he says i never thought i'd have to do this to eat. it's dangerous work. and miners die all the time, mostly forgotten. every one of them has lost a friend. >> i don't like it down here. >> why not? >> you see it's like -- >> it's scary? >> i'm scared about the stone. and sometimes you go -- >> sometimes the mine shakes and the rocks fall. they fall down the shaft and hit us. it's hard to believe that anyone would take risks like this just for a few dollars a day. but on the ragged edges of johannesburg there are few opportunities. half of south africa's youth are unemployed at illegal migrants are at the bottom of the pile. so they swarmed in the abandoned
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mines. blessing has been robbed at gunpoint for his gold. and they kill underground for just a sack of stone. we are always going down in twos, he says, i work with a friend. but when we go down we find other people working there. even now there are people doing this job even deeper than us. and going up is harder than coming down. but 9 offers some relief. you can just imagine of hours or days, trying to carry up rocks. it's just a thankless job. >> the word means take a chance and blessing gambles everything to survive? what has to be the worst job in the world.
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cnn's freedom project is dedicated to shining a light on human trafficking and its multi-billion-dollar business. >> one organization is using technology to turn the tide on the fight against modern-day slavery. our maggie lake has the details.
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>> reporter: behind a locked door in a secret washington, d.c. location workers patrol a front line in the fight against human trafficking. it's one of america's uncomfortable truths. in almost every state affluent and poor, human trafficking exists. bradley miles runs polaris. >> one of the functions of the national hot line is people call in with tips. and lots of people are comfortable calling a non-profit like polaris. we're not the government or law enforcement. when they call us their voice is not recorded as part of a federal case. >> polaris lacked the resources to keep up with criminals, that is until a series of introductions began to tip the scales. in 2006 they teamed up with
11:47 pm >> our partnership with sales force started with realizing that with every hot line we receive we need to collect great data on that call. we built out a customized system with sales force support of call tracking, data collection on the call. >> palantir was next with a $1.5 million donation. google gave the hot line a prominent display. and be free allows victims to text message for help. thanks for these partnerships, polaris has a realtime picture of human trafficking in the u.s. >> an image within seconds like this will pop up. >> it is everywhere. nearly 20,000 cases over seven
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years. could we be looking at a situation where big data helps you get the big fish, not the individual one guy but sort of the regional person who is really driving this? >> what we're able to do is when you have a single national center that's looking at the 60,000 foot view of all of it at once and piecing together the pictures you begin to see patterns and trends. we can say there are 25 types of trafficking that exist in the united states. we are able to understand those trends and fight the crime type by time. what we want people to realize is stay alert, stay vigilant. know that you are probably encountering this stuff more than you think you are and a national hot line exists. you could be the thing that makes the difference in one person's life because you are the one who took the moment to notice and took the time to make the call.
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>> maggie lake, cnn, washington. all this week, the cnn freedom project will focus on what the business world is doing to combat modern-day slavery. and you will hear from a former child slave and the former ceo of a famous modeling agency on the issue. a new zealand swimmer goes down in the history books. you will hear the incredible story of her 17-hour swim. can you believe that? details ahead. withof my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ordinary objects often seemed... intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process. for many, orencia provides
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>> reporter: a warm welcome home for kim chambers and her first step on land in over 17 hours. >> i'm completely overwhelmed. this is something i wanted for so long. and i can't believe i did it. >> reporter: her hands shook and eyes glistened as she described her brutal 30-mile ocean journey minutes after she ended. she had doubts she would be able to finish what she started. >> it was a really tough swim. so i was pretty ill in the middle of the night. and i couldn't keep any food down. so i thought my swim was over because i need to feed every 30 minutes and i couldn't take anything down. >> reporter: kim's spirits were kept high by the crew that followed her the entire way starting at 11 p.m. friday night until 5:00 p.m. when she reached
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the golden gate bridge. >> i was just amazed at how she had such mental fortitude and physical determination to finish. she was freezing cold. you could tell that. she is exhausted and aches and pains but not giving up. i admire her. she's an inspiration. >> reporter: only four others have completed the swim. kim is the first woman to do it. >> this is what happens when you are scared of big dreams you just do them and then this happens. good on her. what an amazing accomplishment. >> it will take her a while tody just what she achieved there. >> according to her website, she started swimming just six years ago as part of rehabilitation from an accident where she nearly lost a leg. the australian government is issuing a warning about the
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country's most famous condiment vegemite, that sticky brown paste that most people find unpleasant is meant to be spread on toast with a little butter. >> but large quantities are being used to make a moonshine because it is full of yeast. there are calls for vegemite restrictions but some say that would be unaustralian. >> i never imagined vegemite being used as an alcoholic substance. always thinking outside the box. >> thank you for watching this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. >> i'm rosemary church. i'll be back after the break with another hour of "cnn newsroom." do stick around.
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a police station and the u.s. consulate come under attack. and the donald defiant. the presidential candidate refusing to apologize after controversial comments aimed at a female journalist. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church and this is "cnn newsroom." and we begin this hour with an all too familiar scene out of ferguson, missouri reminiscent of images one year ago, during protests on the one-year anniversary of the police shooting death of teenager michael brown gunfire erupted. some were fired while the interim police chief was giving an interview. sara sidner was there. >> and we just want to be as patient as possible --
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[ gunshots ]. >> i was standing with the affiliate taking video of the chief talking the new interim chief talking about how they want this to be peaceful and making sure that the police are doing their job and they want to clear the street. as he talks about things being more calm and peaceful shots ring out a few hundred yards from where the chief and many officers and protesters were standing down west florissant. so what you hear is a burst of gunfire over and over again. just after that we took cover. the police were there as well. and behind us there was another blast of gunfire. two separate incidents that i was here and witnessed happening as people were crouched down behind cars and everyone in the street started running as police were told to get out of the
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middle of the street. they were in a very bad spot with no cover. >> and here is some of the damage on several cars hit by those bullets. the st. louis police department reports there was an officer-involved shooting and no officers were injured. on sunday, hundreds of people gathered for a moment of silence and a peaceful march to remember michael brown. paulo sandoval reports on how ferguson is coping with that fateful day. >> reporter: frustrations haven't faded in ferguson. just about everywhere you look, there are signs of a community still healing after michael brown was killed by officer wilson. his actions ignited a fiery national debate about race relations. on the streets of ferguson people called for change in
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police ranks. seven months later, the department of justice found discriminatory practices in ferguson pd. a level of peace has been since been restored according to jeh johnson. >> i would say it is still pretty tense. there is a lot of work to be done. but the conversations are happening. which is important. >> reporter: next to the memorial a more permanent reminder of the shooting. it's right next to the spot where michael brown fell. if you take a close look it's a lone bronze dove set in concrete. i wish we had peace. we don't need this. no one needs this. it's not just the police officers i'm concerned about. i'm concerned about everyone. >> reporter: ferguson's new interim police chief feels the winds of change are blowing through ferguson. new policies have been put in place to improve police
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relations with the community. and to regain the trust of the people. >> i think the police department is doing a good job of getting rid of people that have caused those types of problems. >> reporter: protesters continue their call for justice at the very spot where it all started a year ago. they live with their lives in the shadow of a lasting call for change. >> we'll continue to keep an eye on that story. this just into cnn news, police have arrested one of two people suspected of shooting at the u.s. consulate in istanbul. turkey's semiofficial news agency says there are no casualties. police have been searching the neighborhood surrounding the compound. so far we haven't received details on the suspect or what prompted the attack. we turn now to the fight against isis and the united states has sent half a dozen
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f-16 war planes to turkey where they will be used in the air campaign against the terror group. the air base is close to the syrian border which makes the strikes against isis faster by reducing flight times. turkey agreed to let the u.s. use the facilities and air space last month when the country officially entered the war against isis. turkey's base could be an advantage when targeting isis from the air of course, but the situation on the ground remains grim. the u.s. cannot account for the small group of syrian rebels it has trained and deployed and isis has overrun another syrian city. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr has more. >> reporter: u.s. military action over the skies of syria is about to ramp up. but will it be enough? u.s. air strikes against isis in syria could be launched from
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this turkish air base within days according to u.s. officials. this section of the border, u.s. intelligence calculates new isis fighters are still entering syria as fast as the u.s. can kill them. on the ground, u.s. strategy rests on the shoulders of just 54 u.s.-trained moderate syrian rebels. >> we are trying to protect this very small force as it's on the early stages of building combat power. >> reporter: the official pentagon word, the group is eager to fight and thwarted a recent attack. the reality, up to half are missing, they may have desserted, fled after the attack or been captured. one defense official admitting to cnn, quote, they are no longer a coherent military unit. >> they are not accompanied by u.s. forces in the field.
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which means they are going to get limited training, no equipment and the vast majority of u.s. train, advise, assist missions require embedded forces in the field. >> privately pentagon officials say something has to change in how the u.s. aids the rebels. >> this breaks basically every train, advise, and assist rule that special operations forces have learned. >> reporter: and isis still grabbing territory. activists say in this western syrian town more than 200 people have been abducted. up to 500 unaccounted for. cnn cannot independently verify those claims. >> today marks the one-year anniversary of the commencement of air strikes in iraq against isil targets. >> reporter: there have been gains but iraqi forces still trying desperately to retake lost ground. here in baji where there is a
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critical oil refinery, u.s. officials privately acknowledge that isis is now massing forces, gearing up for a new counter attack. one year after the u.s. bombing campaign against isis began, still the same question, what will it take to roll back the momentum that isis still has? >> barbara starr reporting there. for many syrians hope is fading that the air strikes will make a difference in the overall plight. cnn traveled to damascus to see how people are coping. >> reporter: as america ramps up its campaign against isis many people that we speak to in the government-controlled part of damascus believe that the air strikes will make little difference and many feel that america's actions in syria are aimed against the assad
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government. america always helps the terrorists this man says, they're hiding behind them. america wants to change things but doesn't do it openly. air strikes are not enough, this man adds. whatever the u.s. hits isis, they just go underground. what you would find here in the past is that people were optimistic that the civil war would be over very soon. when you speak to them today many of them couldn't fathom that groups like isis could make it here to damascus. be many believe that the conflict will go on for a very long time. everything is possible in the country nowadays. you can't say that something will definitely be avoided but we hope we continue to stop isis. when you go through the streets of damascus, you can tell that people are trying to keep an air of normalcy, the cafes are full and people are out. but you can feel that people
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know what is going on the battlefield. they keep track and up to date and they hope that there will be a negotiated solution to this conflict. a large group of u.s. lawmakers is in israel to talk about the iran nuclear deal. 22 democratic members of congress met with prime minister benjamin netanyahu on sunday, 36 republicans arrive in israel later today. the visit comes just days after a prominent democrat, charles schumer, came out against the deal. meanwhile u.s. president barack obama is trying to rally support for the agreement. here's what he told cnn's fareed zakaria. >> because people haven't been getting all the information. it's a complicated piece of business. and we are negotiating with a regime that chants "death to america" and doesn't have a high approval rating here in the united states.
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but the people who know most about the central challenge that we're trying to deal with, which is making sure that iran does not get a nuclear weapon, they are overwhelmingly in favor of it. experts in nuclear proliferation and nuclear scientists, former ambassadors, democrat and republican, and as a consequence one of my main tasks over the last several weeks and this will continue into september, is to make sure that people know and understand that this is a diplomatic breakthrough that ensures that we are cutting off all the pathways by which iran might get a nuclear weapon. >> cnn's oren lieberman is in jerusalem and has the latest on the visits. how likely is it that these democrats have been influenced
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in any way by the israeli prime minister to vote against the run deal? is there any way of knowing that? >> there is supposed to be a press conference from those 22 democrats this morning which might have given us insight into what they're thinking and if he was able to sway any of these 22 democrats. some of which are swing votes on the deal. but that press conference was called off. we haven't got that insight. we know that they met with prime minister netanyahu who has been fighting against the deal since the beginning. he is now aiming at congress. he knows he has broad support from the republicans and is expected to meet with that delegation this week when they are here. but he is pushing on the democrats. he has won the support of charles schumer. one of the big democratic names in congress. now the question, how many of the 22 democrats will he sway? that will be his goal to see if
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he can convince any of them to vote against the deal. it comes down to the math. president obama needs the numbers if he has to override -- if he has to use a presidential veto to override congress voting against the deal. he is fighting prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is trying to rally support against the deal. although we haven't got insight yet the final tell all will be what they vote in mid september. that's when we will know if the visit affected any of the 22 democrats here right now. >> we know you will be watching that carefully. oren lieberman, thanks to you. the final hearing in iran's trial against journalist jason rezaian is set to take place today. the washington post reporter has been in custody for more than a year accused of espionage saw but authorities in iran have not
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provided any proof of any charges. the washington post has denied the accusations. malaysian authorities say they found potential debris from mh370 on reunion island. we'll have more on the intensifying search for that missing airliner. that's still to come. do stay with us. here's a little healthy advice. take care of what makes you, you. right down to your skin. aveeno® daily moisturizing lotion with 5 vital nutrients for healthier looking skin in just one day. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results®
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and zyrtec® is different than claritin®. because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. zyrtec®. muddle no more™ . in new mexico, a hiking trip came to a tragic end after a family got caught in blistering heat. authorities say a mother, a father, and child who are french citizens were hiking in the white sands national monument. temperatures there can top 37 degrees celsius or 100 degrees fahrenheit. that is very hot. the mother felt ill, turned back and died on the way to the family car. the father and son walked on unaware that she had collapsed. when authorities found her body they searched her phone and realized she was not alone. they later found her husband who also died and their son who miraculously survived that
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intense heat. turning now to reunion island, where france is stepping up the search for debris from malaysia airlines flight 370. malaysian officials say they found a number of items that appear to be from the missing jet. officials from the maldives is working with malaysia to identify potential debris. an anna coren is covering the latest from hong kong. talk about the debris. we have a window and another item but it's they haven't been sent on to france for investigators to look at. why is that? >> reporter: rosemary, we just don't know. obviously last week, malaysian authorities said they found this extra debris on reunion island. they obviously have teams on the ground there, as you say, part of a window, as well as a
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cushion -- see cushion that they think may be linked to the missing plane. now, french authorities seem to contradict this saying that they were unaware of this new debris and it certainly had not been sent to france for further analysis. but the malaysians insist that this debris needs to be looked at. and as result, obviously, authorities there taking the search much more seriously. they are expanding it. we know that the french military have sent out planes to scour the ocean. there are obviously land searches on the island and naval boats as well that are looking offshore. now apart from reunion island which drift models show that if there is debris coming from that area where the underwater search is happening off the coast of
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australia 4,000 kilometers from that search, madagascar and the maldives and mauritius islands are also looking for debris that may have washed up on shore. this dates back to the wing flap part, the flaperon, the malaysian government confirmed it is part of mh370. all teams on the ground in that region determined to find further debris. >> and we see these divisions. we're not seeing malaysia and france on the same page here. the flaperon confirmed by malaysia but france hasn't confirmed that. and of course we're seeing them apparently pulling in opposite directions.
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what is happening there? >> yeah, it seems that the malaysians are very gung ho in wanting to close this mystery or solve it, if you like. they are convinced that that wing part is part of mh370, the plane that disappeared 17 months ago. the maintenance seal and a serial number they have detected on the plane. but we have to remember that there are other analysts at that lab in toulouse that are still looking at that wing part saying there is a high probability that it is part of mh370 but they have yet to confirm it. they are being a lot more cautious than what the malaysians are. and as we have been discussing this has created more tension and anger and more hurt and distress for the families involved. they just want confirmation and
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clarity across all divisions. not just from the malaysians but they also want to hear it from the french, the australians and the americans too. >> it has been a nightmare for those families. more than 500 days of waiting for some sort of confirmation. we'll continue to follow this story. china and taiwan are coping with the aftermath of typhoon soudelor. china's state tv reports 14 storm-related deaths. four people are missing. the typhoon weakened saturday as it moved inland but it still caused severe flooding. before soudelor hit china it made landfall in taiwan as one of the strongest storms to hit anywhere in the world so far this year. and this amateur video shows an apparent twister caused by soudelor. the storm killed at least seven people in taiwan. the flooding threat from what is left of the storm is
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still extremely high. we have our pedram javaheri here to talk to us about that. i mean, the danger isn't over for a lot of people. >> it's the rainfall that kills people. the rainfall, the continuing rainfall we are expecting. some of the areas have seen rainfall that you would see in seattle, london, paris, in two years in total they have seen from saturday to sunday. as the soil is saturated the concern is tuesday to wednesday some of the land masses, a lot of hillside communities could be susceptible to landslides and flooding. we'll show you the totals. look at the perspective. rosemary sharing with you the images coming out of the area of a tornado touching down over portions of taipei. this is in southern taiwan. i'm not sure if we have the footage for you but showing you exactly what is happening when it comes with the rotation.
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multiple storms. we have a severe pattern taking place that sparks a few tornados. not unusual to see it but a scary sight. as a vehicle was driving in front of the dash cam camera. over 1300 millimeters of rainfall. 38 inches is normal in seattle, one of the cities with a dubious distinction for the rainfall. you compare it to saturday and sunday in this region. and the storm makes landfall at 4:00 in the morning local time. and now it's spreading over eastern china. and the concern is this rainfall especially over the next two days heavy at times could cause lot of problems. the temperatures staying around 30 celsius which is around 86 degrees fahrenheit. this is unusual the number of storms to date.
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typhoons, ten, and six is normal to date. and supertyphoons have been above the normal. and a hurricane near the hawaiian islands. it's 9:30 in the even on sunday. but hurricane hilda is approaching the islands. is it going to weaken but if you are watching from the big island of hawaii look at the wind and the waves get up to 15 to 20 feet on friday into saturday. you know the surfers are going to be loving life. and the storms if you have been to the hawaiian islands, the water is too cool unlike in the caribbean but it will kick up good waves out there. >> good for them. thanks to you, talk to you soon. no apologies from donald trump. the u.s. republican presidential candidate says he is standing by his comments about a television host. that story, coming up.
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church. this is "cnn newsroom." want to check the headlines for you this hour. new reports of more gunfire in ferguson, missouri and sara sidner says police are using tear gas. earlier tonight shots were fired during protests on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of teenager michael brown. let's go to the news conference
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now. >> first and foremost, obviously, this individual is not identified yet. we don't know exactly who he is. we're working on that. i would imagine it's a male who is about 20 years old. that's a range. so we're going to get that out. so we don't know who the family is or anything like this. these are tragedies. make no mistake. a tragedy for the man who was shot and for his family and for the officers involved in this. so this evening we had reports of looting on west florissant. we had a situation where a couple businesses had been broken into. one business they went into and took the cash register out and dumped it in the street. we had really no presence down there at the time other than roving patrols. we had two state cars, two county cars and two ferguson cars running the corridor. they ran in from time to time to
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congestion with pedestrians up the patrol to provide to keep security for the businesses. when the damage to the properties and burglaries occurred we deployed a pod system which in this case would have been five cars together. it was raining. we were hoping to keep the officers inside the cars, staggered probably every 35 yards but just right there for a couple blocks where everything seems to be happening. and we're going to do that on both sides. we accomplished that on the east side of it and were able to lock that down tight. but on the west side a lot of people were lingering there at that point. several of you were there i'm sure. we decided to bring more cars in to do the same system on the west. we brought cars in from the north to the south. but when they got in front of sam's market they were hit with bricks and bottles and a few
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things like that. they turned around and staged to the north. it didn't look like it was going to be doable. chief anderson wanted to bring in cars from the south with red lights and sirens on in an effort to see if this could move the crowd. but when that happened, the crowd took off toward the police cars and it didn't have the intended effect. we ended up being kind of in a stalemate at ferguson and west florissant. i say this because the people that were there in front of the police cars, several were unhappy and different things like that. but we didn't really have -- until we had a few glass bottles. when that happened and shattered near the officers then we switched them out to get their helmets on and different things like that. in the meantime, plain-clothed
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detectives were further down to the south of the -- north, i'm sorry, from where we were at the time at ferguson and west florissant and monitoring an individual in the crowd they believed was arm. they believed three to four of his acquaintances were armed also. they put a 1068 or informational bulletin out over the radio that this individual was armed and we should be aware of it in that area. the concern of the plain-clothed detective at the time was that are we going to get in a situation where perhaps shots could be fired at the skirmish line because the officers are pretty much just standing there. they are standing behind a lot of the folks that are out there protesting and voicing their opinions. so i don't know exactly what time it was but some was
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captured on local media. several shots rang out. i'm guessing 40, 50, probably over 45 seconds. it could have been a little bit longer than that. so that was an exchange of gunfire between two groups. these groups were on the west side of west florissant near the sam's market. at the same time, these plain-clothes detectives are located one building to the south of where the actual shooting is going to take place. an individual they have been tracking crosses the street, he gets all the way to the shoulder. they think at the time that he probably gathers himself and he's going to go back across the street. they turn out in an suv, an unmarked suv but it has interior red and blue lights that are illuminated when they come out. the suspect engages them in
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gunfire strikes the hood. i don't know if you have seen pictures yet. three or four times strike the windshield four or five times. the plain-clothed detectives return fire from inside the van but they don't know if they hit him or not. they don't really know. the suspect ran to the east on the north side of that building. he turned back around as the detectives got out of the car. the shots were fired again. he ran around behind the building out of the south, that's a fenced area back there. there was really nowhere to go at that point. he engaged the officer at the time. there were four offices in that van. all four fired at the suspect and the suspect fell there. the suspect is in a local hospital. he is in critical, unstable condition, in surgery. the officers were wearing -- while they are plain-clothed officers they were wearing vests that said police on them at the time. there was another plain-clothed
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unit in the area. it has one gunshot to the front of it. but i can't say if that's from this suspect or the other gunfire or whatever else would have happened there. we don't know of any other people have been shot. it's hard to tell. we heard rumors of this but sometimes this information is not good. it's less than reliable. i was there when this happened. up toward ferguson avenue. so i can tell you -- and maybe you were there too, i don't know. but i can tell you that there were -- it was a remarkable amount of gunfire. the other thing that was interesting was that while this shooting took place, where the detectives were involved in, there was still the shooting across the street to the west. so this wasn't the culmination of all the shooting. this was pretty much in the middle of everything while it was happening. so the detectives -- four
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detectives range from six years experience to 12 years' experience. they're going to be placed on administrative leave until we can have them evaluated and make sure they are fit for duty. i think one of the things here that i underscored at the beginning that while this is a tragedy for the family of this man and certainly for the officers involved and it is truly a tragedy, there is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that we don't have peace that prevails. i don't know how else to say that. but that's just -- that's just the bottom line on this. and that's unfortunate. even with the folks that were in the streets last night, listen, you know, a lot of emotions. i get it. but this is something different. and we can't sustain this as a community as we move forward. we have other individuals out there who are armed right now
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that are part of this group. we need the public's help. we can't do it by ourselves. we have to have the community out here helping us and working with us to identify this and make this stop. if you know who these people are and if you can help the police, if you have video of this and can give it to the police department to assist us, we would love to have that. we cannot continue. we can't talk about the good things that we have been talking about over the last year since last year's events, if we're prevented from moving forward with this type of violence. it's untenable at this point. so i'll go ahead and answer a few questions if you have them or as many as you have. >> were body cameras in play? >> these were plain-clothed officer. we have 75 and give them to the special operations people. we give them to some of the street officers in two precincts
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and until we can attain more, i mean, that is what we have. i have 865 officers. so they didn't have them. >> just to be clear about what happened. there was a shooting between two groups of people on the west side in the mcdonald's area around there. and what happened was on the other side unrelated to -- >> he was one of the shooters involved in that situation. he left that situation, looked like he was trying to extricate himself from that situation. i think he thought maybe i can go back across the street. but about that time here comes the officers and he encounters them right there. >> and it's your thought that he shot at them -- >> he had a stolen 9 millimeter sig sauer. >> when the individual who was involved in the shooting between the two groups he wasn't being
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pursued by anyone in the two groups when he said -- >> i think he was being pursued. i think he was afraid he was going to be shot and that's why he crossed the road. i can only speculate on that. >> did your officers track down the other shooters? >> they didn't. immediately at the point in time when the officers that were involved in the shooting certainly didn't. they were involved with him. and then we had gone to that side -- the east side of west florissant to render assistance to that scene and got across the street to the west. and we did see several people running toward canfield apartments, i did. i saw that along with my other officers when we got there that you could see running off in the distance. the scene wasn't secure for quite a while. it took a while to understand exactly whether it had stopped at this point. once you get off west florissant
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it is very dark. >> what was the race of the officers? >> i'm not going to comment at all on the officer. they are six to 12-year veterans. they are accomplished enough to be in specialized units. and you know, this is something that we're going to look at as far as policy and given to the prosecuting attorneys office at some point. >> any idea what the fighting was going on between the shooters? >> no, you know, the night before last in front of the police station we had heard that a group had become agitated with each other because one individual was in the crowd and he was the -- the folks that were there didn't appreciate the fact that he, they, whatever, were armed. that may have been part of it. but this is one of the situations that i talked about earlier. we can't affidavit to ha-- affo
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have this kind of violence if we are going to move forward in the right direction. >> can you explain the details that the officers were in. >> they are plain-clothed unit. they have the ability from time to time to move with a little more, you know, they are more fluid anda agile that the marke cars. it's a tool we use. i'll get back to you. >> can you offer more detail about the two shootings on canfield? >> five minutes before i walked in here. >> tony rice posted on twitter a video that was detailed, got arrested. is that the video of the suspect that we're talking about? >> that's it. >> can you talk about the use of rubber bullets or tear gas later
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at either of the two -- >> we don't have rubber bullets or shoot rubber bullets. >> or bean bags. >> we have bean bags but not rubber bullets. i know that smoke has been used. smoke is what i have been told. >> with the plain clothesed officers there to monitor protesters or looking for shooters? >> they are a backup for the police department to look for things that are unusual. it's not real difficult to monitor the protesters. you know, they're out there and we can see them. they're not trying to hide anything. that's the beauty of it. that's why we exercise our first-amendment rights. the other part is it is troubling when we find the guns and the gunfire that is associated from time to time with this. i think that is kind of unique when it comes to demonstration and protest. and it certainly makes it very
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difficult to manage. it really does. you know, we're working closely with chief anderson from the ferguson police department. he has been on the ground for just a couple weeks. i'm working with the senior staff of the highway patrol and my sr. sistenior staff. we just want to have this conversation and move forward without the violence that unfortunately from time to time has been attributed to this again by a very small group of people. >> were there any other injuries tonight? >> i had an officer that was treated. i don't know if he went to the hospital or not. he took a brick to the face. >> any arrests? >> i'm sure there's been some arrests but i don't know the answer to that. >> what do you do going forward planning for later today or tonight or tomorrow night? is this going to change your strategy in how to contain this or deal with it? >> we're going to exercise patient and professionalism and
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bearing. i'm proud of the officers and the way they acted tonight from time to time in the face of quite a bit of rebuke but it's they did good. they have seen it more than any other law enforcement in the nation at this point. they understand that. they understand what their job is. it's our job to get together tonight, this morning, rather and as a staff and talk about what it is going to look like. but it's my intention to preserve life, property and everybody's first amendment and all our rights. we're going to continue that the best we possibly can. and my prayer is that we can move forward without the violence that is unfortunately been associated with this because -- the stakes are very high here. i've talked a lot about the fact. you cannot do this forever without a tragedy. and, yet, we have another one. and i think in my mind it was avoidable. this didn't have to happen. there are too many people that worked too hard. i'm not talking about the police
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department but people in the community, they work too hard for this to happen and be undermined. i meet with these groups weekly. i shook their hands this morning and the day before. this is an impediment to positive change. >> do you know why the gentleman shot. [ inaudible ] >> because at the time we were not secure at all back there. we didn't understand if there were going to be more shooters. we didn't understand what the north side of the building was going to look like at the time. so it was very dynamic. no officers at the time could ensure the safety of the public of anybody. and if you want to shoot your video when we ask you to get back, please just comply and get back. but at that time we don't have time to argue with people or debate it. you need to get back.
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that's the easiest way to explain it. >> how many shots the suspect fired at the officers? >> i don't have any idea. there are shell casings on both sides of west florissant. it's a number of shell casings at this point. >> you don't have a sense of how many guns were used? >> i would think that probably -- and again, please understand i don't have the benefit of some information i'm going to have later but there were probably six shooters on the other side of the street. from what i was told, we looked at some video which showed gunfire coming from a couple different flash points. muzzle flashes is what i mean by that. i don't know. i would be speculating if i tried to answer that. there were several people shooting. there were several rounds shot. >> the shooters all in that one
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strip mall on that one side of the street. >> everyone seemed to really be together right there. and that was kind of an area that i'd looked at and thought and i wasn't alone. but that could be a problem. >> and they were outside and not inside. >> they were outside, not inside. >> is it fair to say that this shooting, the shooters were not part of the protests, they were not protesters. >> they were criminals. protesters are affect change. that's not what is happening here with folks that are doing that. >> and this -- and on the smoke thing can you tell us why smoke was deployed tonight? >> i could get in a long dissertation, i won't. sometimes you can't tell the difference between smoke and tear gas. we tried to use it also as a warning, hey, you know -- >> but did a lot of people
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gather? >> yes, i guess it has been dynamic down there right now. i haven't been down there since about midnight. i kind of know what's going on. i know it's a problem and i know my deputy chief called me and said they had their hands full. and i don't know much beyond that. again, i would ask for patience because we really -- this community, where this is happening, are folks that invested a lot of money in their businesses. everything they have, their livelihood is wrapped up in those. it's unfortunate this happened there. ladies and gentlemen, i appreciate your time and patience. thank you so much. >> it is 2:51 in the morning central time, 3:51 here on the
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east coast. st. louis county police chief there speaking at that news conference on the gunfire that was heard in ferguson overnight. he told us the suspect who shot at plain clothesed officers was shot by police and is critical unstable condition in hospital undergoing surgery at this hour. he talked about shots being fired between two particular groups. didn't clarify on that but he did say that it's a small group of people who are intent on ensuring that peace does not prevail. he called on the community there to help identify who those individuals might be. so that they can do something about that to try and bring peace and calm to the region. the police chief also said he doesn't know of any other people who were shot in the course of the night of course, these were
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peaceful protests that turned tragically in this way. how many arrests? he wasn't able to clarify that but hopefully we'll be able to get more details on that. we'll continue to follow that story, of course. but just very quickly. donald trump has no apologies to offer over a potentially sexist comment he made about u.s. journalist megyn kelly. kelly was a moderator at last week's republican debate. trump complained on cnn about the way kelly questioned him over his treatment of women. take a listen. >> she gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions and you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her -- wherever. but she was, in my opinion, she was off base. >> critics thought he was suggesting that kelly was tough on him because she was
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menstruating. kelly says she was just doing her job. >> i'm a big girl. i can take it. as i say, i think -- i understand why people get upset. the stakes are very high here. we're talking about the oval office and they really like the candidate they like. and they don't want to see the candidate take any hits. that is the way you feel and get to feel if you are just a voter as opposed to the journalist. we're not allowed to feel like that and take those considerations into mind when we craft these debate questions. we have to hit them as hard as we can at this stage so the voters can figure out who's our guy? like the republicans are trying to figure out who is our guy or gal? >> trump is standing by his words in an interview with jake tapper on sunday he said his statements about kelly were misunderstood and her questions were unfair. >> she was very angry because i
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bested her with a question that was a very unfair question. so she was very angry and when i was speaking about it on a cnn show, by the way, which was interesting, but i was speaking about her, i said, blood was pouring from her eyes or out of her eyes which is a very common statement and i said the same thing about chris wallace. >> you did. >> but i said the same thing -- >> but then you said blood coming out of her wherever. >> i said blood was pouring from -- wherever i wanted to get off the whole thing and back on the subject of jobs. i didn't say anything because i didn't finish the thought. i was going to say nose and/or ears because that is a common statement. it's a statement showing anger. she had great anger when she was questioning me especially since i mentioned something. that was the rosie o'donnell
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statement which everybody said was by far the loudest applause of the entire day of all of the speakers. i think you would agree. >> fox news declined to comment to cnn this weekend. but the cable network's owner tweeted his praise of the moderators and criticizing trump. he tweeted fine journalism, no more, no less, friend donald has to learn this is public life. and many thanks for watching cnn, i'm rosemary church. "early start" is coming up for viewers in the u.s. for viewers elsewhere, stay tuned for more "cnn newsroom."
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this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking overnight. shots fired in ferguson, missouri. a year to the day michael brown was shot and killed. what led up to the confrontation and could more violence be in store with demonstrations today. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. it is monday, august 10th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. john berman is off. gunfire in ferguson, missouri, one year after a police officer shot and killed michael brown. cnn reporters on the round say there were three rounds of gunfire.


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