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i'm poppy harlow in new york, smerconish is up next, and then a cnn special report, brooke baldwin spoke to 40 survivors and family members who have been personally affected by gun violence, their personal journey right here only at 7:00 eastern. we'll see you then. i'm michael smerconish, four days, four days until my super bowl in simi valley. and this is the pregame show.
if you're donald trump, i gessweining means using your rolling stone cover story to criticize a female opponent who just fought her way on to the stage by bad mouthing her looks. meanwhile, every other gop candidate is claiming to be the rightful heir to ronald reagan's legacy. i'll ask one of his actual heirs whether any of them comes close. james blake is attacked unprovoked. i'll talk to ray kelly, he was new york city's longest serving police commissioner about law enforcement in the post ferguson era.
the war of words is heating up, candidates are taking shots at each other and showing up on late night tv. last night it was the donald with jimmy fallon doing their version of debate prep. >> question one, are you ready for the republican debate next week? >> you know, the truth is, i'm always ready. it's really going to be a big debate, i'm always ready. >> it's not just big, it's huge. huge, huge, huge, huge, huge, huge. >> i want to talk more about that with my panel. ellis, roger. let me pick up on the jimmy fallon bit, does the donald do debate prep? somewhere this weekend will
there be individuals standing in for the different candidates? >> absolutely not. he's unscripted, uncoached, unhandled, he's the real deal. he's completely genuine. is he reading? i'm sure. there's nobody in a studio playing the other candidates. nobody coaching him with this line or that line, he's the real thing, and i think that's what voters are responding to. the fact that he's genuine. >> i'm most interested this week to see the dynamic between ben carson and the two front-runners. ben carson made donald trump's faith an issue. and then carson quickly backed off. what do you think takes place this week? >> carson doesn't have the stomach for trump's style. by the way, you forgot unhinged. listen, trump will aim hard at carson, because he's the threat, right? a month ago it was jeb bush. he was saying horrible things about jeb, he will find some way, mark my words, to say
something horrible about ben carson. >> no one who has responded to trump has seen a game in their polling data. i mean, rick perry tried, he's now out of the race. >> the exact opposite. everyone who has taken money has dropped like a stone. >> i'm not up for this, there's no up side for me. >> carson and trump are appealing to the same people within the party, the outsiders, the tea party wing, the conservatives and attacking trump is counter productive for carson. >> this is a point that i have raised that there are actually two debates playing themselves out. and i don't mean the kiddie table, i mean -- well, you explain it if you buy into it. >> no, you're right. there are a group of candidates who had political job titles next to their names. there are three, i guess, at this point who really don't, trump, carson and fiorina, they're the ones doing well, this is the summer where they're in accendance.
>> do you fight outside of your weight class? if you're jeb bush, do you go after the donald or focus on john kasich who i think could really pop on wednesday? >> yeah, i think i see it slightly differently, the party has two wings, an establishment wing, a conservative/tea party wing. there's two fights going on here, if you're jeb bush, i'd be more concerned about john kasich than donald trump, if you're trump, you have to look at ted cruz and ben carson and carly fiorina, and others who are trying to get the conservative mantle. >> i want to show you something carly said about donald trump. roll it. >> leadership is it not about the size of your office, the size of your airplane. the size of your helicopter. >> roger, it's not about the size of your office, the size of your airplane, or the size of your helicopter.
dissect that for me. >> where's the outrage. this is a megyn kelly type comment. she's attacking donald trump's manhood, it's an outrage. >> is that how you read it. >> there was a size of something else that she was eluding to. >> she's saying he lacks the size to be president, at least the three of us are wondering allowed. >> let me switch to the democratic side of the aisle, if i might. vice president biden was on with stephen colbert this week, i think he spoke from the heart. let's watch and evaluate. >> look, i don't think any man or woman should run for president unless, number one, they know exactly why they would want to be president. and two, they can look at the folks out there and say, i promise you, you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy and my fashion to do this.
and i'd be lying if i said that i knew i was there. >> that doesn't sound to me like an individual who within the next 30 days gets to a place where he's prepared emotionally to commit to running for president. >> you know, michael, personal grief is an unusual emotional basis for a campaign. this is the summer of authenticity, there's nothing more authentic than the words you heard from joe biden. i don't think he knows, so we can't know. >> by the end of the summer, maybe it's an indian summer he has in mind that he would make a decision. how do you go from that to being in a position within 30 days to stand on a dias and say, i'm running for president of the united states. >> i'm not saying he's going to, i think he can. he can say, listen, i did this soul search, i went into the sweat lodge, i'm ready to go.
>> stephen colbert has sustained tragedy of his own much like joe biden. lost his father, two brothers when he was a young boy, when he was in a plane crash. was this a kindred moment where vice president biden was dropping his guard because it was colbert? >> a guy doesn't run for president unless they think they can win. joe has tried this twice before, and not got out of single digits, i think he recognizes he appeals to the same people as hillary clinton, i don't think he's going to run. >> i think he's running very well against the republican field. >> you have to get nominated before you can run in the general election, which is a completely different dynamic. >> there's one other realm, how damaged is she. if she moves beyond the current problem, he's never going to win. there's a genuine risk here that she's not as strong.
>> she is damaged and the thing is, so he is, with his gaffes. i do think there's another candidate, but i don't think it's joy biden. >> of what consequence was hillary clinton's apology this week? >> zero. like her saying, i'm going to be spontaneous next week. >> very interesting story in the times today. how does she move beyond the server issue. if not by virtue of an apology. >> this issue probably changes also zero minds. the lovers continue to love her, the haters continue to hate her. it's baked in how we feel about hillary clinton. >> look at her and favorables, it speaks to trustworthiness, honesty, she's cooked, she's -- and no apology is going to change that. >> men, i hear a criticism from cnn viewers from sirusxm
viewers. let me put this up on the screen, so you can take a look at this. this is under the headline, has the times dismissed bernie sanders. here's my take, the times has not ignored mr. sanders campaign by any means, it hasn't taken it very seriously, the tone of some stories does seem regrettably dismissive, even mocking at times. some of it has focused on the candidate's age, appearance and style, rather than what he has to say. are we all guilty in the immediate afternot having been serious about bernie sanders? >> the guy's drawing 20,000 people to his rallies, he's ahead in the polls in iowa and new hampshire. >> it's a manifestation of the fact that he's not hillary clinton. if the democrats nominate him, they will lose 50 states, maybe he can carry vermont. it's not about bernie, i give him credit for hard work and being out there, it's a manifestation of her
unpopularity. >> if he's winning in iowa and new hampshire and drawing those kind of crowds, shunts we be paying more deference to bernie sanders. >> i get that, i make it a policy not to feel sorry for people who run for president. if he stays there for a while, you can't ignore the guy. >> what he would do is what eugene mccarthy did. >> look at the comparison between the amount of attention we heap on the donald. i admit it, and i can't get enough of it, it's like a car wreck, i can't turn my head away. that's right, you were fired or you quit, i forget about that. >> i quit. we established that. >> the point is, we give all this attention to trump because he's great tv. and bernie is doing on the democratic side what trump is. >> yeah, but he doesn't connect to the people in the same way, he doesn't have the same celebrity. >> he's been on the public payroll his entire life, he's an
outsider, please. >> quick comment what to look for wednesday night. >> fireworks, trump fends off the field and emerges as a winner. >> does anyone, anybody score a hit on donald. i don't see it, boy, whoever does -- >> for a couple junkies like us, it gets no bigger than this. what better setting could there be for the gop debate than ronald reagan. >> i'm a reagan conservative. >> ronald reagan said trust, but verify. >> the day ronald reagan was sworn into office. >> he expanded medicaid three or four times. >> ronald reagan evolved on many issues. >> do any of them have the strange alka my that made reagan an indelible icon three decades ago? do they know what he stood for.
i have the perfect guest to answer that question. michael reagan, the president's son. joins me now from los angeles h wlaengs. michael are any of them truly reaganesque? >> they may have traits of ronald reagan in them, because they're republicans and somewhat conservative, are they reagan-esque? no. he was likeable and relatable. if you're not likeable and relatable, you're not going to get the vote of the american public. i would imagine one of my good friends who just suspended his campaign in the last 24 hours was probably the most like ronald reagan because he was a cowboy. rick perry, good friend of mine, wears the same boot size as my father, hat size as my father. great guy, couldn't get off the ground in texas. >> i'm setting you up now, who's the least reagan-esque on that stage wednesday night? >> donald trump?
>> why? i figured you were going to say that. i sense where you're coming from, but what makes him the least reagan-esque? >> ronald reagan didn't attack the people around him. he didn't demean the people around him. you know, he brought everybody together at the end. if republicans don't bring everybody together at the end of the day. we do not win elections, we are the smallest bus in the building. we don't have the ability to throw people off the bus and demean them. we have to figure a way to put people on that bus and move it forward to washington, d.c.. i don't think donald trump is the guy who fills the bus with those people that he has demeaned as he goes through the system. >> when i think of your father, one of the first things that comes to mind is his so-called 11th commandment. remind everyone what that was. >> yeah, thou shalt not speak ill of another republican. there's a 12th amendment by -- i would imagine, i will speak ill
of everybody. in fact, until i get to where i want to in fact go. that's what's really sad here, when you don't have the issues, should i say or the facts, what did you accomplish in government, and what have you. you attack all those people who have in fact accomplished things in government. you follow me on twitter, what was it a couple weeks ago? >> i said, what, that the governor of ohio, john kasich, has he made ohio great again. has walker made wisconsin great again. didn't perry make texas great again. didn't bush make florida great again. they can't get traction with someone who ends every speech with, i'm going to make america great again. >> it's interesting to have you explain the differences between your father ronald reagan and donald trump. just the other night, the gop front-runner was on sean hannity, he characterized his
relationship with your dad in a different way. >> ronald reagan was a democrat and he was sort of liberal. i knew him well, he liked me, i liked him. he was a great guy. and he was a democrat, with a liberal bent and he became a great conservative in my opinion. >> some of the greatest presidents -- >> a great president, a great leader, he had something very special. but if you think of it, he was a little bit less conservative actually than people think. >> there's so much there to unpack, let me begin with this. he liked me and i liked him. did they as far as you know, even have a relationship? >> you know, i never saw him at christmas dinner or thanksgiving dinner out at the ranch. i would imagine he had a relationship with him, because my father was president of the united states, and donald trump is donald trump in manhattan. of course my father would have had a relationship with him, but he had a relationship with a lot of people like the donald trump's of the world.
it was the donald trump's of the world who wanted a relationship with the president of the united states of america. it's not that donald trump said i need to be with the president. how many state dinners were you invited too? >> you tweeted something else about occurrence events i want to make sure i raise. my father would follow the law, not huckabee, explain that if you don't mind? >> i wrote an open ed piece on this about mike huckabee who had a campaign event in kentucky this week with kim davis. whether you agree or disagree with gay marriage, when the supreme court rules and says, wait a minute, it's now the law of the land, that's what it is. it's the law of the land until you overturn it. so i think that in fact mike huckabee used kim davis and her position to have a campaign event. he shuts out ted cruise and says you can't come to my event.
and leaves ted cruise in the background. my father would have been there, no, my father would not have been there, my father would have followed the law set down by the supreme court of our land, making gay marriage legal. >> i want to ask this question, i remember seeing nancy reagan at a time when the announcement was made, how is nancy reagan? >> i mean, she's all right, she's going to actually have a dinner for all of them after the event on wednesday night. and i hope she's able to be there. but she is 94 years old, and she's not dancing any more. i hope she's able to make it and be there as she hosts this dinner for everyone after the event. >> as far as you know, does she have a favorite in this group? >> oh, she'll never tell you if she has a favorite in the group. my father never went out and supported anybody in the primary. my dad used to say to me, if you endorse their primary, right
away, 50% of the people are just not going to like you. >> how would he have prepared for a debate like this? >> i think you see that in the mondale debates, the mondale debates prove you can overprepare. donald trump's magic is, he speaks off the top of his head, the others spend too much time trying to remember what they've accomplished in the 6 1/2 minutes they may have to speak. sometimes they get really over prepared through the consultants and they make huge mistakes on stage. whether it's jeb bush, scott walker or whoever you might be. when you have your moment, you can take your moment and sell it just like ben carson did in the first debates, they only came to him a couple times, the last time he came to him, they hit it out of the park. >> i want to show a great, a classic ronald reagan line from a debate and have michael reagan respond to it 37.
>> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponents youth and inexperience. >> michael, it never gets old. i mean, i'm reminded of the fact that even walter mondale was breaking up when he delivered that line. >> absolutely right, you know what's interesting, bob beckel who i've known for 100 years, bob beckel sitting in a room offstage watching this with the staff, and he looked at the staff as soon as my dad gave that line, looked at him and said, the campaign's over, he just lost. it's absolutely true. absolutely true. the campaign was over and mondale lost. >> we will think of your father wednesday night at the cnn debate at the reagan library. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me, any time. coming up, carly fiorina, fought her way into this week's big presidential showdown only to run into donald trump and an
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it's 2015 and yet female presidential candidates are still being treated dinkly. carly fiorina had to fight her way into this week's debate. sours and school boy disgust as the camera bores in on fiorina. look at that face, he cries, would anyone vote for that? can you imagine that the face of our next president? this kind of school yard bullying is unseemly in anyone, in a presidential candidate, how is it not an instant ejection button? joining me now to figure out why trump is still leading in the poles with this attitude, i wanted to invite naomi wolf. she knows politics having been a political adviser to al gore. why do you think he's so fixated on female appearance. whether it's rosie o'donnell,
megyn kelly, heidi klum. one after another, he's made comments about female appearance. >> respectfully, michael, let's not fall for it, he knows what he's doing. my agent once said to me, don't read your media, just weigh it. he knows that instead of spending billions of dollars. he gets free media, we're talking about him for free, you know, we're driving name recognition for free, because he says the sexist thing, the inflammatory thing, the racist thing, it keeps the buzz going. >> 25 years ago, you wrote beauty, myth and in the book you were challenging the unrealistic standards, you had a lot to say about the cosmetics industry. the perfect person for me to ask this question, of course there are exceptions, why generally do we elect only attractive people. >> you know, when you ran that
by me in the green room, i thought there are so many counter examples that i'm too polite to mention. we have a social taboo against humiliating powerful men in public, physically and personally in a way that we tolerate powerful women being humiliated in public personally around their appearance. i'm not going to name all the presidents or vice presidents or candidates who are personally not very attractive, since donald trump opened this up, i am going to say i wouldn't date him. i mean, not doing it for me, but -- >> we began this conversation by talking about what had been said about carly fiorina. let me show you carly fiorina in 2010. >> i saw barbara boxer briefly on television this morning and said what everyone says, god, what is that hair? so yesterday -- >> women can be tough on women?
>> that's just horrible. what were you thinking? that was very unpresidential. i have to say. whoever gave her that advice to go after the hairstyle of another woman, it was a bad -- >> i think it was an open mic, i don't think it was calibrated or orchestrated. as a feminist leader, do you look at -- do you think you look at the potential election of a female president in the same way that african-americans looked at the election of one of their own in 2008? is the draw of voting for one of your own the same in this cycle as it was not long ago for barack obama? >> well, i don't consider hillary clinton one of my own, just like i don't consider -- >> why, tell me? >> margaret thatcher one of my own? >> why not hillary? >> i don't share her bliks and i think she's wholly owned by wall street. it's not entirely her fault where we have a candidate can't not be wholly owned by the
special interests on the left or right. i should disclose my children's father was in the clinton administration. everyone who works with her loves her, she's a lovely person in person, but i object to her war mongering, i object to her endorsing the police state, i object to her buying into hyping terrorism as a way to build the military industrial state, who are her donors, she's not my girl, sorry. >> wow! naively i would have believed you would have looked at this as an opportunity to break that glass ceiling? >> i would rather vote for a man or woman who represents a peaceful world -- i'm not the kind of feminist who believes in sexism. just because they share my gender doesn't mean they're the best person for the job. what do you think? tweet me during the progr program @smerconish.
and i'll read some of the best and worst a little later. this undercover cops unprovoked tackle of james blake was the latest in a series of bad news for the latest in the nation's police forces. i'll ask ray kelly the man who ran the nypd after 9/11 what he thinks. remember when we used to raise the roof, diane? oh, quiet, richard, i'm trying to make sense of flo's terrible drawing. i'll draw the pants off that thing. oh, oh, hats on hamburgers! dancing! drive-in movie theater! home and auto. lamp! squares. stupid, dumb. lines. [ alarm rings ] no! home and auto bundle from progressive. saves you money. yay, game night, so much fun. i brought in some protein to help rearrange the fridge and get us energized! i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength to keep you active. come on pear, it's only a half gallon.
by now we've all seen the hotel surveillance video of james blake being taken down hard by a new york city police officer blake is not resisting, to the untrained eyes, this would be mine, this looks horrific, i want the opinion of an expert, ray kelly is new york city's former top cop, he was the longest serving nypd commissioner, his list of law enforcement jobs is long and impressive, and he's just written a terrific memoir. vigilance, my life serving america and protecting its empire. what do you see when you see that video? >> quite flarankly i'm perplexe by it.
you go up to yourself a sfself individual you want to arrest and introduce yourself. i don't see the rest of the team, it is what it is, which to me seems like an over reaction. >> i've learned my lesson from the rodney king video. there was a snip et of it that was released. as i say to myself, could there be some other part of the story, i don't think so. and you don't think so, it sounds like. >> we would have heard it, if he had reason so believe the individual was armed or had just committed some sort of violent act. all information we have now is that this was a credit card fraud case and this was the individual just picked out by someone who they were working with, and it seems to be an over reaction, no other way to label it. >> i was reading in advance of your new book at a time when september 1st, the new york
times had a story on page one, i'll put it up on the screen so everybody can see it. talking about the spike in murder rates, murder rates rising sharply in many u.s. cities, it talks about more than 30 big cities across the country. people talking about a ferguson effect that law enforcement now feels restrained. do you buy into a ferguson effect? >> i do. the police have done a terrific job in this country in the last two decades, reducing crime by proactive policing. i think the videos we've seen, what happened in ferguson, even though the police officer was ultimately exonerated. brought about a reluctance on the part of police to engage in the way they've been engaging in the past. >> in the book on page 294, you finish a particular chapter by saying, people will lose lives as a result. and you're talking in that discussion about mayor de blasio reigning in. i know you don't like these words, stop and frisk, you say
this type of backing off is going to cause people to die. is that headline one that you envisioned? is this all related? >> yes, to a certain extent. it's probably too soon to get the whole impact of the ferguson effect or whatever, it will go, it will last for a while, but, yeah, i think that's the natural consequence of some of the things that happened in new york. >> i watched thursday morning right here on cnn's new day your successor bill bratton, he was talking about the reduction of crime in new york city. >> last year was the lowest number of murders in the history. crime is not up overall in florkz, it's down by 3.9% as of this morning. chris christie knows nothing about the crime rate in new york city, trying to make political points, basically needs to pay attention to his own cities,
camden, trenton, newark, new jersey. some of the highest crime rates. >> overall, crime is down, we're doing it with fewer stops and we're able to maintain a better relationship in the minority community. this book is quite a defense of stop and frisk. respond to that. >> i think that, look, if crime is down, great, obviously that's what we want, i live here, questioned some of those numbers, but i don't think i want to do it dmou, i don't want to get in between governor christie and bill bratton, i think the whole stop and frisk tactic is a sound one, it's one that's validated by a supreme court decision, it's codified in every state of the union authorizing police to do it, i think, yes, it will lead to an increase in violence, an increase in murder. >> if you were today back in that top job, you would not be dialing down stop and frisk? >> the mayor is the top law
enforcement person in any city. you get direction from the mayor to do whatever, then that's what you're going to do. >> commissioner bratton is defending the mayor, i understand that, that's what employees do, but i think in the long term or even the short term, it will lead to increased violence. and young people, mostly young people of color losing their lives, not just in new york, but in america. >> you talk about your tenure, 12 years as new york city's police commissioner, it was on your watch that this chapter, this islamic terror chapter began with ramzi yousef bombing the twin towers. i find it interesting that your word choice in vigilance is radical islam. you don't back off for politically correct reasons from using those words. why not? >> why should we? there's a small segment of the 1.6 billion muslims in the worlds that are radical and
dedicated to killing people, and certainly new york has seen 16 plots against it on the bloomberg watch, people wab the to come here and kill americans, they're radical and they happen to be islamic. >> tell me if i have this straight, ray kelly, a bachelor's from manhattan college? >> correct. >> a j.d. from st. john's? >> yes. >> a master of law from nyu and the kennedy school at harvard. >> right. >> how important was your educational background and constantly reaching for higher education to all the success you've had in law enforcement? >> it certainly helped me. the job gets increasingly complex, the more education you have, that's true for police officers as well many at the entry level, i think the better you can do the job, i'm all for education. >> you turn down fbi director, if president trump calls you and says, ray, i need you in this gig, would you do it now? >> i would have to think real
hard about it. >> for president trump or anybody? >> my favorite four lines in the book, and they run in succession. come in your underwear, dead goat, $29,000, no gun. if they want to know the story, let them read it. thank you. what do you think, tweet me at smerconish, i will read the best and worst at the end. something i said last week caused a firestorm on fox and friends and elsewhere, what happened afterwards tells you all you need to know about what's wrong with the polarized media. to clean the oceans, to start a movement, or lead a country. it may not be obvious yet, but one of these kids is going to change the world. we just need to make sure she has what she needs. welcome to windows 10. the future starts now for all of us.
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checking out the listing on zillyeah, i like it. this place has a great backyard. i can't believe we're finally doing this. all of this... stacey, benjamin... this is daniel. you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen. zillow. let me tell you a funny story about fox news. so often on cable news, people in the extremes are looking for something to set their hair on fire. on fox, first they went crazy because they couldn't believe what i said. soon after they were basically saying the same thing i said.
last saturday i talked about the case of kim davis, the kentucky clerk who's become a national lightning rod after being jailed for her refusal to issue gay marriage licenses. is this woman in jail because she's being her relidge out freedom or is she more like an american version of the taliban? when i asked that question often my website, 902 people voted and said, taliban like. on cnn, i asked my guest tony perkins the following question. here's another hypothetical, imagine it's not the marriage bureau, it's the dmv and there's a muslim clerk who takes the position that the islamic faith doesn't recognize the right of women to drive, and this person says, i'm not going to give driver's licenses to female drivers ala saudi arabia.
we would go crazy. the next morning i wake up and see fox and friends and twitter and the blogosphere upset. they accused me of calling her a terrorist. >> is she a terrorist that should be droned. respectfully? >> this is like hillary, if you're against partial birth aborti abortion, you -- >> he does bring up a good point the second half of that, but don't compare evangelical christians to terrorists. >> respectfully, do you think she's a terrorist? here's just one example of a blogger, someone calling himself super mexican said, mike smerconish really usually isn't this abjectly stupid, they must have loaded up obama on his
teleprompter, because he just had to ask this pathetically stupid comparison on cnn. mr. super mexican, it is neither pathetic or stupid, i think i'm raising a valid and relevant legal observation. guess who agrees with me, the republican conservative devout catholic federal judge presiding over kim davis' case. judge david bunting who was appointed by president george w. bush said this. personal opinions including my own are not relevant to today. the idea of natural law superseding this court's authority would be a dangerous precedent indeed. see, the point is, if we let kim davis act based on her faith, we're openings pandora's box for others to do likewise in the name of their god, that includes islam or even a one-man religion
someone devices to set their own laws. by later in the week, people on fox news were saying the exact same thing i was. when shepherd smith was anchoring the circus around kim davis' release from prison. he editorialized this. >> this is the same crowd that says we don't want sharia law, don't let them come in here and tell us what to do. here we go again. >> good for him to step out of the ideological box over there, we already have enough knee jerk reactions. and then this guest on o'reilly said literally the same thing i had. >> she can, but she -- >> it sets a dangerous precedent. a woman with sharia not issuing driver's licenses to somebody because she doesn't believe they should drive. >> my point exactly, but this time no outrage.
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trump talking about women looks, and everybody is talking about his hair. and then i wouldn't date him is what she said, and that makes three of us. did you really ask naomi wolfe if she would vote for one of her own. and then marion, your name has become a verb in our household and our new saturday activity is, let's get smerconish. thank you for that. i'll see you here next weekend. oh, look. we have a bunch of...
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this saturday evening, you are in the cnn "newsroom." we begin this hour with a former tennis star tackled and body slammed and handcuffed in the case of mistaken identity. he wants to change the way police deal with the public and he has the video to help make his case. this is newly released video that shows him standing in front of a hotel when suddenly a police officer in