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if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there. are you taking a zumba class? . i'm poppy harlow, you're in the cnn newsroom. we begin with breaking news. i want to go to miguel marquez. he joins us now in philadelphia, because a short time ago, an arraignment for the suspect of a philadelphia police officer, edward archer, confessed to being inspired by isis. the list of charges quite long. attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement official, reckless endangerment of a pen and steel a police firearm. those among other charges. fired a spray of bullets at officer jesse hartnett on thursday night. let's go to miguel marquez in philadelphia. he's been on the story from the
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very beginning. what happens now, miguel, now that we have these official charges? what now? >> reporter: well, he has been transported to the correctional facility. being held on no bond. he hasn't been assigned a public defender yet. it will probably be next week sometime before all of those things start to get sorted out. but certainly, this is an individual who is in a lot of trouble. in addition to all the charges you mentioned, because he was previously convicted, there is several other charges related to his assault, because he was bran nishing and usualiing a handgun. there will be a lot of lawyering to go. but you know, here at the hospital, we have the police officer who has survived this, and he is is still recovering from those terrible wounds, despite being shot three times in the arm, at least 11 bullets total headed his way. some at point-blank range. his left arm, though, quite in
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bad shape. broken the bone broken in one place, artery severed, jesse hartnett is back up and add it, but at least the wheels of justice are moving. transferred to the correctional holding facility outside of philadelphia, where he will probably await a more formal arraignment in the days or weeks to come. poppy. >> miguel, let's talk about that officer. you described it last night to anderson cooper, just a miraculous job really that this officer did. >> reporter: it defies logic that he was able to do this. he has been on the force five years. 33-year-old. coast guard before. this is a guy on a routine patrol in west philadelphia. he had his window down, as they typically do so they can hear what's going on. someone flagged him down,
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stopped. he stopped his car, rushed him with a gun, nine millimeter handgun, firing round after round. at one point, his hand all the way in the window, despite that, the officer was able to return fire, jumped out of his squad car, started to chase him down. hit him in the butt, amazingly enough. his left arm is useless at this point. he's running, shooting and on the radio to dispatch all at the same time. >> wow. >> reporter: they were able to catch him there at the scene. recover the gun. just an amazing story. how he survived this, he probably should play the lottery and probably win that nearly billion dollars now. >> i would love to see him win that tonight. tell us about the man who is charged with all of this, because he did claim to police, right after, that this was in the name of isis. can you decipher for us, you know, whether this was directed
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by isis, isis inspired. just in his head, walk us through that. >> this is the big question that law enforcement officials are getting at. going through everything. his present and his past. all of his certainly his phones, computers, any sort of internet traffic that he did. is he tied to anything. that is the big question. fbi did not have him on the radar previous to this. he did travel to the middle east, saudi arabia in 2011, and egypt the following year. the area where he lived and operated say they don't know who he is. his mother told the fill delia inquirer that he was a devoult muslim, but none of them knew he was. she also said he suffered problems, he hit his head several times apparently falling off a mow pedestrian and playing football and that he wasn't in sort of full control of his mental capacities. he had been speaking to himself,
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mumbling much lately. he was due to be sentenced in a previous conviction on monday, and he had told his mother that he felt that the police were targeting him. so whether or not all of this conspired basically to create this in his head or whether he actually was in contact with somebody either domestically or internationally we waiting to find out. poppy. >> miguel marquez live in fill delia. obviously a huge concern what we saw play out in san bernardino and the attack in new york as well. mexican special forces on friday. the most wanted, most notorious drug lord back in handcuffs. you see him there, that is a man no longer on the lamb. thumbing his nose at the mexican
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government. el chapo guzman escaped from a maximum security prison in skbrul. worldwide manhunt ensued. back in the same prison where he escaped from. two new things today. details about what finally led authorities to el chapo after his time on the run. also, what his chances are of extradition. will he be extradited this time? the united states, mexico city, nick valencia. talk to us about this operation. you had the president of mexico coming out yesterday immediately announcing that they had caught him. i mean what, is it that led to him finally? >> reporter: well, perhaps it could have been his own carelessness, recklessness or ego. we understand in that press conference by mexican officials that he had tried to get a move ee done business his escape from the prison right behind me. his representatives had reached out to producers and actresses and that contributed to authorities pinpointing his
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location. we understand it was under surveillance for about a month. he arrived there on thursday, and that's when the mexican government made the raid. he nearly escaped again, escaping through that storm gang, where el chapo returned fire with the special forces from the navy. el chapo eventually got into a car and where he was able to get away for a little bit. tracked down by mexican authorities, and now captured. he's in the prison behind me. a lot of people scratching their heads. same prison he spoke out in july of 2015. >> right. >> reporter: back in custody, i spoke earlier to law enforcement official -- >> g ahead. >> i was going to say i remember you reported there when he escaped in july. the u.s. authorities were furious, because they had worked with the mexican authorities to catch him the first time. they wanted him extradited. mexico said no. so this time, do you think that
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mexico will extradite him to face trial, face charges here in the u.s.? >> reporter: well, just a couple of hours ago, i a source of mine, senior law enforcement here in mexico who tells me that extradition of el chapo to the united states is quote, very likely but will not happen any time soon. we could only assume that the mexicans want to hold on to el chapo african turing him a little while longer. formal steps, that paperwork, those formalities, have not been carried out yet. they have not received a formal request from the u.s. government nor has fex co undertaken those steps to make this a form ma'am extradition process. that telling ulgs that the extradition of el chapo is very likely. a very significant development in the relations between the united states and mexico. stronger cooperation between these high profile operatives of car tells here in mexico, being extradited to the united states. it appears as though the world's
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most notorious drug trafficker may be extradited. >> thank you very much. he has covered el chapo for years and years. a lot of drug trafficking, gangster war lords book. ins joining me on the phone from mexico city. you can't make this up. the fact he was on the lamb, stays so close them to and then wants a movie made about him. >> incredible drug trafficking for the last 15 years, you also find, often the reality is weirder than fiction, but at the same time, these fictional affect reality. i talk to gangers on the street, killers, said they first became gangers because they saw el
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chapo guzman wanting to make a film about himself. so you know, this is crazy reality, you know, larger than life, they're so about them, movies about them, people that imitating what they see in these films and at the same time, these films are reality. >> do you think that, i know there is this $5 million reward for his capture, sizable amount, but also, people are weary to spill the beans, if you will, because they're scared for their life in the life of their families. do you think we'll ever know who ratted him out? >> very difficult. like you say, many people are terrified. many murder scenes in mexico where you see a body with its finger cut off and stuck in its mouth. that is a symbol of somebody who is being a snich. other times, it's been decapitated heads i've seen with
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messages saying see, shut up. people in the community have that around them all the time. they're thinking if i tell the authorities, my whole family could be killed. but at the same time, you have people generally criminals themselves murders themselves, so close by, who may have information and could tell the authorities. now, another drug trafficker used to be a colleague of el chapo, he was killed by the marines in 2009, u.s. intelligence, i talked to the dea, they paid an informant $5 million for that information. some people may think it's a bit much to be paying $5 million to pay a drug trafficker for that information, but that's all of the drug enforcement. >> before i let you go, when you look at the cartel, a figure head and force no doubt, but taking him out, what does that
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actually do to the drug trade, do to drug trafficking across the board into the united states? >> i think a tactical level, the technical level, just moving drugs, it will not have an effect. the cart techlt l, we're talking about tens of thousands of people. grown for a hundred years, since washington first made drugs illegally in 1914, they've been trafficking drugs. thousands of people involved, using drugs, moving drugs, selling drugs. that keeps ongoing. however, the caption of chapo is very important psychological in mexico. the fact this guy, the most wanted criminal in mexico could stay on the streets and beat the system, it made it so other gangsters could win, uncontrollable. in prison, maybe the government can get on top of the situation.
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>> yeah. thank you very much for joining me. we'll keep you posted on the latest with this. the same prison in mexico city. we'll see if he gets ex dra dieted to the united states. >> iowa rally the day after this moment, at his rally in south carolina. >> they're saying ugly, ugly things. >> that is the muslim woman who was escorted out by police after she stood up in silent protest at the rally last night. we'll have the details for you. you heard president obama at the town hall this week talk about smart guns. we will speak one-on-one with the state senator who proposed the first smart gun bill 14 years ago. so why hasn't anything happened? >> later, people living in flint, michigan have a dangerous situation on their hands. that's the water, people have been drinking out of their own faucets, ignoring the problem, doing nothing about it. that story ahead. stay with us.
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. turning now to the race for the white house, moments ago, donald trump packed house in iowa just for three weeks before the caucuses. isis to his chief rival in a general election, hillary clinton. one thing we did not hear about, an incident last night, muslim
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woman kicked out in silent protest during his speech. it happened during trump suggested syrian refugees are affiliated with isis. take a look. >> i know the game. i know the game very well. these people will come in -- >> the crowd buing and heckling, escorted out along with three other people. here's what she had to say. >> this one guy was setting get out, do you have a bomb, do you have a bomb. i said no, do you have a bomb. so no, they were -- they were saying ugly, ugly things. one guy was saying, god is great. i'm like yeah, god is great. isil loves you, and i said i know, jesus loves you too.
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the thing is people don't even know what they're saying. they don't even -- they just get riled up in the hate monday gerring and they don't know what they're saying. >> following the trump campaign, joins us live in iowa. right after this happened, sarah, a very well known muslim advocacy group, demanlded that trump apologize. it's not likely we're going to see that, is it? >> i think it's pretty unlikely. we've asked the trump campaign for a response on this. he have not responded. what's interesting is even though trump did not address that event here at his speech in iowa, he did have what has become kind of common at trump events, which was one person in the audience shouting out that president obama is one of them, he's, you know, a radical islamist, muslim. trump again did not correct this person. he just said, well, look, and then he kind of moved on. and that sort of has been the way trump responds to people shouting this out in his
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audience. remember, early on, trump was the original birthers when it came to president obama. he's not saying it straight up on the trail, but he is not shutting it down. >> his message today in iowa, do we know the focus? >> reporter: he went after ted cruz hard today in iowa, pop poptipy. i think the latest polls, the latest fox news in iowa, ted cruz is leading by four points. take a listen. >> we're sort of like tied with ted cruz, and you know, we'll talk about that. we'll talk about ted and i like ted and everything else, but he has to straighten out his problem. you can't have that pron and be a nominee. you have to straighten it out. it has to be taken care of. if anybody wants to discuss that later, we'll discuss it. maybe we won't discuss it now. we'll make people feel depressed if they're on ted's side. >> so you saw him there fanning the flames on another birther
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controversy. this time these are his questions whether ted cruz can be president, because he was born in canada. most legal scholars believe cruz can. he went after him for accepting checks for big donors. for not supporting sub sid december which is a big issue. it's trump wants to defend turf here in iowa. he wants to win this state, poppy. >> countdown on. three weeks to go. thank you so much. ted cruz not the only target for donald trump. coming up, bill clinton, former president and ghost of scandals past. >> you're going to -- >> you said a lot of things. >> would you respond - >> donald trump on the personal past as personal line of attack against hillary clinton. will the strategy work? we're back in a moment.
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these days, donald trump's largest target, perhaps not one of his republican rivals, hillary clinton. the way he's attacking her, through her husband. now to talk more about how trump is using bill clinton's inn fid
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del tease against his wife. i mean, no question, coincidence, it's not a coincidence in the timing here, frankly. bill just got on the trail. >> that's exactly right. i mean, poppy, donald trump continues to hammer hillary clinton by dredging up bill clinton's past sex scandals, campaign speeches to control the democratic, but so far they haven't taken the bait. >> it's more evidence of the fact that our country has so much hatred towards successful women and inability to separate their accomplishments of powerful men. >> lena dunham what sounds like a veiled swipe at donald trump, who is relently, guilt by association. >> on instagram. >> women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights. once and for all. >> let's keep fighting for
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opportunity and dignity. >> on the stump. >> she wants to accuse me of things and the husband is one of the great abusers of the world. give me a break. give me a break. >> and on twitter, i hope bill clinton starts talking about women's issues so they can see what a hypocrite is and how hillary abused those women. husband campaign for her. just watch. >> we'll bring you a -- >> state republican lawmaker, heckling hillary at a new hampshire campaign event. >> you are very rude. >> bill clinton won't fire back. >> i don't is a response if he wins the nomination, i have no interest in getting involved in their politics or doing anything except trying to help hillary. >> trump said he wenten the offensive after hillary called him sexist. women voters, he would back off
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if it hurt. >> i hit him pretty hard. maybe they won't be attacking me any more, because i am somebody that has great respect for women, believe me. i'll do a great job, far better than women than hillary will ever do. >> so the attacks are good politics for trurm. hobble bill clinton just as she takes to the campaign trial. clinton bashing of course is very popular with republican primary voters. they deeply dislike the clintons. much different story on the democratic side, where they're avoiding the subject. on friday in iowa, bernie sanders told a town hall there, should be focused on the issues, not bill clinton disgraceful behavior, poppy. >> bernie sanders in just a minute. joining me now, molly from the federalist. wrote a fascinating piece on this. dragging out the old clinton scandals. here's part of what you wrote. donald trump was smart to bring it up, particularly in the
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fashion he did. he's not saying either clinton's behavior is disequal qualifying with him, without bringing it up. it may not be polite, but it is ruthlessly effectively and efficient. do you think this was a political cal cue lis missed by the clinton camp? >> well, i think they did miss it. it's unable how they missed it. the media haslett things go from the clinton's past. >> in your opinion. >> generally speaking. not just what clinton has done, what president clinton has done, but how hillary clinton behaved toward the women who did accrues the women of sexual sa salt and harassment. that's why it retains relevance. tweeted out that we should believe all women about when they claim that they've been attacked by men. >> she said so recently when she was asked by it. >> she has gone over her skis a little bit. the media will let her go. you'll see how we are handling the protesters, we treat her in
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the media as if she was a heckler. that's the word that was just used. you had the pro tesser in the trump. protest tors but how we treat people varies quite a bit. >> that's interesting. you think the clinton camp really, they just thought that he's not going to go there, no one is going to go there. >> so frequently, democrats have had success with war on women messaging. i think hillary clinton thought she's a strong supporter of planned parenthood messaging campaign. i think she thought she could get away with it more. donald trump didn't say it's disqualifying did, but just don't call him a sexist, because then he'll bring it up. >> let's listen to what bernie sanders hid h to say. he was asked about it. here's his response. >> hillary clinton is not bill clinton, what bill clinton i think we can all acknowledge was totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable. but i am running against hillary clinton, i'm not running against
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bill clinton. he's been in iowa recently, but i'm running against hillary clinton, and i believe, and i have to say this, and i thank you for your question in this sense. i think what we need to do is as a nation, certainly something that the republicans are not doing, is focus on the bloody issues facing this country. >> so he's saying we have to focus on the issues, but he prefaced that with calling the behavior disgraceful. >> i'm kind of surprised by that. bernie sanders has been pretty soft with his attacks on hillary clinton, even reminding people, accusing president clinton of sexual mistreatment at that time, and in his past. it's something that a lot of younger voters are not familiar. i'm not sure if they, you know, if you didn't live it, you're not going to remember these things. having it brought up, relearning these details, remembering what it was like with all of the clinton parsing, what is the
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independent investigations and what not, it's not going to help hillary clinton, particularly at a time that she's also facing investigation over her email scandal. >> your piece, you mention the footnotes, the graphic footnotes for the star report, but hillary clinton, during the monica lewinsky scandal, had her highest ratings during that. could this benefit her? >> there is something about the fact that people very badly about what happened to hillary clinton in terms fls how her husband treated her and respected her. we also know about hir involvement in discrediting these women and personally being involved in defaming them. that's not something she wants to talk about. she has her own scandal with its own clinton esq issues going on, she didn't have any classified information on it. we know there are classified emails. these are the type of clin tol scandals people remember from
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the 90s. she wants to avoid any relationship to scandals, whether they're sexual, dealing with her handling of classified information or anything in between. >> certainly out there, and at the floor right now. appreciate it molly. coming up next, the gun debate. guns could actually lockout criminals and young children. >> think about your kid going in and finding the gun and playing around with the gun. that's what you want to expect. >> we're going to take a closer look at the technology behind those smart guns and why not everyone thinks they're necessarily a great idea. next. on the outside you have to feel healthy... your core. trubiotics a probiotic from one a day naturally helps support both your digestive and immune health by combining... ... two types of good bacteria. trubiotics. be true to your health. aren't moving in the right direction,bers
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all right. i want you to take a look at something. let's play this video. what you're looking at in a moment is a so-called smart gun.
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these are guns that basically lock and let's the intended user as the one using them, they can be run by remote watches, the trigger can stopped from being pulled in a child picks it up or a criminal who is not supposed to have it. when you look at smart guns, they're really not sold any where in the united states. according to the law, all handguns sold in new jersey must be smart guns within 30 months after the first smart gun is sold nationwide. that is a new law proposed. critics say that this law would effectively ban the sale of conventional handguns in new jersey. this is way back. 14 years ago now. it was never really implemented. two stores tried to sell smart guns in the united states. they were flooded with angry calls. one store owner said he received death threats. both stores gave up on plans to sell smart guns. new law on the table, a bit
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different, but gets at the same issue. i want to bring in the new jersey state senate loretta wine berg, a democrat, she sponsored the law 14 years ago. >> i guess that's how long, yes. >> thank you for being here. bearing to talk about that, but also with what is on the table right now. walk us through why you think this -- i mean failed. you got it passed and it never worked. no one could tell smart guns, because they were flooded with calls of people saying why would you do that. >> the law was originally passed some 14 years ago in 2002, in order to spur the technology. we've had one of our universities in new jersey institute of technology, just really getting close to developing this technology. what happened is the pro gun lobby, the nra, seemed to stand in the way of moving forward on the research and development.
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and they kept on using the new jersey law as the reason. if such a gun comes on the market in new jersey, it will be the only kind of gun you can buy. >> let's be clear. what the previous law did, once this smart gun is widely available, then 30 months after that all guns sold in new jersey have to have the technology. >> once the attorney general deemed that it met our standards okay. in recognition of that i put in a new bill, which says no, there will be no mandate that you must buy a smart gun, but once the technology is developed and the attorney general says it meets our standards, then retailers must offer one model for sale. hopefully that bill has gone through the senate. >> you think that's going to be voted on next week. >> on monday in the assembly. >> do you believe it will pass. >> i do believe it will pass. it already passed the senate.
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>> let me read what the nra has said. we've never had a problem with smart gun technology mt the only problem is it would mandate firearm dealers to only sell smart guns. the choice should be left to the marketplace. let me push back and ask you this. if the marketplace demanded it so much, don't you think they would be out there already more? there is some sill can valley going into this money for sure. but what do you make about what the nra says? >> first of all, the law, the new law will not say that that is the only kind of gun you cancel. it will say you must offer. >> at least one. >> at least one of those models. that's an incorrect statement that the nra made. but they have stood in the way by threatening people, making people afraid of moving ahead. now, the president included the idea of research and development in his latest. >> executive action. >> he is executive order on gun
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safety, which really i was delighted to see it. something i've been lobbing the white house through the legislative exchange, a group of progressi progressive legislatures. i'm looking forward to seeing it passed on monday. reaching the governor's desk, with the white house support, funding through the department of justice and through the department of defense into getting this research and development, moving ahead. >> but the technology is out there. they know how to make these. the technology has been out there for more than a decade. about 300 million guns in the united states right now. would you want them to be, or would you consider mandating at least in new jersey that those guns be retrofitted with this smart gun technology? is that realistic. >> that is not realistic. not anything that our law says.
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it would seem to me if you were a person who was buying a firearm, a gun to keep in your home for whatever your perceived issues about safety are, that you would want this kind of a gun, a gun that your child can't get access to, or if somebody steels it, they can't use it. so all we're asking in this bill is let's move ahead with the r&d, let's get this to the marketplace, and in order to stop the kind of threats, let's give the retailers some cover by saying, okay, you have to offer one model for safe. >> 30 seconds left. do you think that the government should give the private sector some sort of incentive to build these guns? i'm not just talking about the big gunm manufacturers. >> yes, smaller companies out there. this is a whole new field. once this is developed, it probably can be used in a lot of
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different ways that you and i aren't even thinking of right now. >> senator, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we'll see what happens at the legislation on monday. >> it will be on monday. thank you. >> coming up next, take you to michigan, a new threat to citizens already on the nation's most dangerous places to live next. not because of guns or crime right now. what's coming out of the faucet. that's right. water. we'll take you to flint next.
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a state of emergency has been declared for thousands of people living right now in michigan. this is months after researchers discovered toxic levels of lead in their water supply. take a look at this bottle. contaminated water that men, women, children, they've been all drinking, and they have possibly filled their body with this increased lead water for more than a year.
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s sarah in flint michigan. >> reporter: 15% of homes in flint, michigan boarded up. 40% poverty rate, high unemployment and consistently at the top of the nation's list of most dangerous places. this 33 square mile city doesn't even have a grocery store. and now, they don't have clean drinking water. for 18 months, researchers believe the water flowing through taps across flint has been tainted with lead. >> i'm paying for poison. paying for water that's a toxic waste. >> rhonda kelso and her 12-year-old daughter kay lynn whose blood levels tested high for lead after they switched their water source. in an attempt to cut costs, city officials stopped getting pretreated water from the city of detroit in 2014, and instead, gan using water from the flint
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river. the problem is that the flint river is 19 times more corrosive than lake huron, detroit's water source. the city wasn't treating it according to federal law. lead pipes gan to corrode, leaching into the water. >> if you were to put something in a population to keep them down for a generation and generations to come, it would be lead. >> dr. mona is a paid trish shan at flint children's hospital. >> it is a well-known potent neuro toxin. there is tons of evidence on what lead does it a child. it is one of the most damming things that can do a population. it drops your iq, it affects your behavior, linked to criminality. multi generational impact. no safe level of lead in a child. >> after hearing her patients complain about water that looked and smelled and tasted funny, she decide today investigate. using publicly available data on
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lead levels in children in flint, she found that the percentage of lead in kids double, even tripled in some places after the water switch. >> wee saw that it was getting into children and when we knew the consequences of it, that's, i think when we began not to sleep. >> the corrosive river water goes to the plant to the water mains, to the service lines to the homes. in flinlt, they're made of iron, which turns some of the water brown. half of the service lines and pipes in flint homes are made of lead. >> we have to think about it that these children were drinking through lead painted straws. >> for at least a yarks city and state officials denied anything was wrong. the former mayor, dane walling, publicly drank the water to make a statement. but a 2011 study also warned that the flint river was corrosive, and needed to be treated. >> is there a good explanation
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for why they decided not to add the anticorrosives? >> no. >> material to the water? >> no. >> nobody has answered that question? >> well, i don't think there is a good answer for that. >> experts tell cnn it would have cost about $100 a day. in late september, officials finally recognized what experts had been saying. the water in flint was toxic. buy october, the city reverted back to using the detroit water supply, but the damage was done. >> i do apologize for it with respect to our role in the issue. >> the state's director of environmental quality stepped down and walling lost a re-election campaign that centered around the issue. >> in retrospect, i regret all of it, all the way back to seeing the city move to a different drinking water source. you can't put a dollar amount on the devastation to our community, our kids. it was completely avoidable.
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>> poppy, the question now is who is to blame. people who live here in the city of flint, they blame the state, because at the time these decisions were being made, the state had control over the city, because of a financial emergency. last night there were protests here. people calling for the ghoefr to resign. he did apologize earlier in the week when he declared a state of emergency here. there are state official whose have lost their jobs over this. a recent task force found that the blame lied with the state department of environmental quality, that they should have known better. they should have understood better a law, they should have put the anticorrosive agent into the water. but the irony for the people who live here now is they're about 70 miles from the coast of the world's greatest natural water resource, the great lakes. >> yeah. >> they cannot get clean drinking water from their taps poppy. >> can you imagine your child drinking water with twice the
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level of lead it can acceptably have. thank goodness for that doctor you talked to who spent her time and energy to get to the bottom of up next, the war on isis. what the public needs to hear in next week's state of the union address when it comes to president obama's plan to fight isis in his final year in office. stay with me. where our next arrival is... red carpet
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the man who fired a loaded handgun into a police car this week arraigned today on attempted murder and other charges. edward archer, a 30 year old, started firing and seriously injured an officer inside the patrol car. he said he did it in the name of isis. archer will not say much more other than he pledges allegiance to the islamic state. investigators, though, now trying to get to the bottom of whether or not he really does have a connection to isis or another terror group. kimberly dozier joins me now. when you look at this, kimberly, this would mark the fourth time
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we've seen a so-called lone wolf terror attack in the united states in just the past few years. we had the attack on police officers here in new york, you had garland, texas, you have this. where do you think this person fits into that increasing threat of the lone wolves? >> unfortunately, he fits right into the group that authorities had predicted would start answering the call, someone who seems disenfranchised, his relatives have told local newspapers that he is mentally disturbed, no one has said that from an official standpoint, but what we're getting is the kind of picture of someone who was easily influenced and radicalized by the constant drum beat of isis social media outreach and one of the things isis has done is say go and attack in your own area. they've said it on twitter to people. all you have to do is leave a note at your home saying you've sworn allegiance to isis and go
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attack a figure of authority, like the police or soldiers, and because of that they've made it very easy for fear to spread and their ideology to spread. >> let's look at the latest polling, because what it shows is that most americans, and this is not just along partisan lines, most of them, 64%, disapprove how the president's handling isis. he has one year to turn that around and he addressed the nation tuesday night in the state of the union address. what are your sources in the military saying they want to hear from this president on this fight? >> well, they would like to hear that there's going to be more of an all-out push. i mean, some members of the military i've spoken to have said they would like to see stepped up clandestine aid, more resources on the ground. others i've spoken to have said they would like to see the president acting on the intelligence that they are getting, that they are getting a pretty good picture of what's going on in syria from both technical and human intelligence that they have a pretty good lay
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of the land in terms of the isis network, but that because of fears of civilian causalities, but also cause the u.s. doesn't want to put some of the resources you need on the ground to go after some of these targets that the campaign is going more slowly than some would like. >> 30 seconds left, obviously, i should have mentioned at the top the san bernardino case. the other prime example of this. what can law enforcement get or what do they want from the federal government to make this a more effective fight here at home? >> well, one of the things that has just happened, the white house announced on friday that they have a new office inside the state department, or rather a new chief. the former head of special operations within the pentagon who's going to take over the messaging campaign to try to stop the message from isis that's drawing people and also the department of homeland security and department of justice are reorganizing their
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counterviolent extremism fight. they've tried to do this before. let's see if they can figure out how to reach the masses and head off isis. >> kimberly dozier for us in washington, thank you so much. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be right back.
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4:00 eastern, 1:00 p.m. pacific. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm poppy harlow in new york. a sigh of relief south of the border today when the president of mexico said these words, mission accomplished, we have him. they are talking about this man, one of the most wanted fugitives in all of north america, joaquin guzman, known by his drug lord nickname el chapo. he is back behind bars right now, finally captured after a brazen prison escape six months ago. mexican special forces tracked him down to his home state where people loyal to him were providing him shelter and protection. at least five of


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