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hello everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield and welcome to "legal view." warrior, guardian, role model, mentor, these are some of the words loved ones are using to describe dallas police sergeant michael smith who was killed one week ago today by a sniper. he was killed alongside of four of his fellow officers in dallas. in and hour from now, family, friends and colleagues and the public are going to gather for a funeral service for dallas police sergeant michael smith at the watermark church in dallas. afterwards he will be laid to rest. at a private mass yesterday, sergeant smith's sister, who is afraid of public speaking,
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boldly spoke to honor her brother and summed up so beautifully what she and the nation are feeling. she said the climate in the u.s. right now is such. >> i'm smith and i'm smith strong, and i hear my brother in my head telling me to conquer my fear, and i will do that. my heart is broken, and i'm full of rage. he was taken to senselessly, violently, unjustly. my brother's murder will not be in vain. his selfless legacy will live on. he would want us to continue the good fight, toward guardians,
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leaders, peacemakers, to love one another, to set the example because that is what we are supposed to do. >> sergeant michael smith's sister speaking. our sara sidner is live today outside dallas police headquarters. sadly, sara, as i look at the memorial behind you, the funerals are not over yet. we have more coming tomorrow and saturday. >> reporter: yeah. this is really difficult for this city. truly the city is in mourning. if you look at the memorial, it keeps growing and growing. there are dozens of people here, police officers from as far away as california who have come out to pay their respects. we also heard a gripping story from the wife of the dallas area rapid transit officer, the first to be called in the line of duty. he was laid to rest yesterday. she came up and spoke and said something extraordinary. she said, first of all, they were married just two weeks ago.
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she, too, is an officer. i want you to hear a little bit about her and about her husband, brent thompson. >> though i'm heard broken and hurt, i'm going to put on my badge and uniform and return to the street along with all of my brothers and sisters in blue. to the coward that tried to break me and my brothers and sisters, know your hate made us stronger. >> reporter: brent thompson has six children, and his wife says the day they got married was the happiest day of her life. this is just one or two of the stories of five police officers who lost their lives last thursday. ashlei ashleigh. >> sara sidner live in dallas, thank you. it brings me to another funeral now that will also be held about an hour for now. the funeral for philando
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castile. as you know, the 32-year-old was shot and killed during a traffic stop in falcon heights, minnesota, last wednesday. his funeral is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. eastern at the cathedral of st. paul. earlier this morning, a funeral procession of mourners led by a horse-drawn carriage carrying castile's body in a white casket. they walked from the funeral home all the way to the cathedral. brynn is there. surrounding communities heartbroken and devastated by this. walk me through how the afternoon will play out and what sort of people will attend that funeral. >> reporter: ashleigh, we know the governor will be in attendance for the funeral that begins in about an hour. right now the incredible scene,
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the long line stretched around the building, people wanting to pay their respects. earlier today it was a really moving scene to see that horse-drawn carriage move from the funeral home to the cathedral of st. paul. it was followed by family and friends and loved ones who walked about a mile and along that procession route were people who didn't know philando in some cases. one woman told me she came from minneapolis. she said this is the closest she felt she could get. she wanted to pay respects. others, we saw children who knew mr. phil, as he was known to them. he served them breakfast or lunch in the school where he worked for many years. so many people coming out wanting to say their final good-byes. the castile family, valerie in particular, his mother, has said she wants the service to be about reconciliation. she wants this to be about peace. of course, that's what valerie
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castile has been saying ever since this happened to her son a week ago. >> vips and citizens alike side by side at that memorial. brynn gingras, thank you for the live report from st. paul. if you missed last night's cnn town hall, it was called "black, white and blue." people all coming together to discuss the racial divide between police and the communities they serve. our poppy harlow takes a look at some of the most poignant moments. >> he would want peace. he'd want good to come out of all of this. >> reporter: two families impacted by last week's violence coming together stressing the need for unity. >> this has to stop. by taking another person's life, it won't make the other person's life come back. >> violence for violence is not going to never be the answer to nothing. i think we all come together to
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say we want peace. we want peace for both families. >> reporter: activists and law enforcement all joining a candid conversation about whether policing in america is inherently biased against blacks. >> i have spoke tone police officers who have told me that they believe that black people are genetically predisposed to be criminals and it is their obligation to control these people by whatever means necessary. >> the history of african-americans started with slavery, moved to segregation. who is enforcing those racist policies? it was the white police officer. that narrative exists in the community based on the history and it's factual. >> reporter: questions over how to comply with police dominated the cnn town hall. many fearful and distrusting. >> inning instructing our young people day in and day out that there's something in their
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behavior that brings on the abuse is tantamount to telling women there's something that they do to causes street harassment and rape. >> we should not have a racial divide in this country anymore, but we do. i say to him, you do put your hands on the wheel, you do be careful. you do still have to be extra careful because you're black. >> can we just take a moment as america and register how profound and immoral it is to say this is the only thing that will keep you safe, is that if you pack this tool box and take it with you everywhere you go, and this is not the way that everybody has to behave, it's only the way you have to behave. it's not your fault and you have not done anything wrong, but it is because you are who you are and they do not see you as the person that i love, but they see you as a person that they should fear. >> reporter: a heart-wrenching
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moment as one mother shares her fear for her son. >> every moment he's not with me, i fear for his life. i keep hearing you tell me to tell my son what to do. my 14-year-old is sitting right there. you tell him he needs to be more respectful. you tell him he needs to be more compliant to your rules and your laws because i've told him, and obviously it doesn't matter, because you're telling me i'm not telling him enough. >> reporter: then this officer comforts her. >> i'm sorry that we have not fulfilled our civil duty and our responsibility to you and this community and your children, and i'm sorry. and i just want to take a moment and say to you i'm sorry. [ applause ] >> our poppy harlow reporting for us. the funerals and the shootings and the protests have not only
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dominated the headlines. they have changed the conversation on the streets, at the dinner tables, at your workplace, even at the white house. but is it changing the way people think and the way people act, or is it all just talk? we'll have an honest assessment of that straight ahead. [plumber] i need to be where the pipes are. so i use quickbooks and run my entire business from the cloud. i keep an eye on sales and expenses from anywhere. even down here in the dark i can still see we're having a great month. and celebrate accordingly. i run on quickbooks.that's how i own it.
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the racial profiling has to stop. the shoot-to-kill mentality has to stop. not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. >> but also the retaliation has to stop. >> let's use this moment as a call to action for all professional agent legalities to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence, and most importantly, go back to our communities. >> some of the world's most influential sports stars shining a light on some of this country's biggest issues. nba stars lebron james, dwyane
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wade, carmelo anthony and chris paul all together on stage speaking out about racial profiling and urging communities to end gun violence. their words coming at a tense point when it comes to policing and race relations. here is the real perception in america right now according to the numbers. cbs news-"new york times" poll says 69% of americans say that race relations are bad, and if you want some context for that number, it is the worst since 1992. i want to bring in some of the brightest minds to discuss this. deme tri roberts, a former chicago police officer who grew up on chicago's south side and attended attendednn's town hall last night. alexis johnson, executive director of the perception institute, has a lot of insight into what people think as they become embroiled in
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circumstances. frederick lawrence on the left of your screen, the former dean of george washington university law school, former president of bran dies university, also at the town hall last night, also a senior research scholar at the yale law school. you've got a liss that the goes on and on. you're a leading expert in civil rights and bias crimes. i want to direct my first question to you, if i may. >> please. >> i'd like to give you the contours with what the president has said following what was about a four-hour-long meeting with dozens upon dozens of experts and leaders on all sides of this problem at the white house. after which he said this. let's listen and i want to discuss. >> this is a really hard job. we're not there yet, not even close to being there yet, where we want to be. we're not at a point yet where
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communities of color feel confident that their police departments are serving them with dignity and respect and equality, and we're not at the point yet where police departments feel add kwai kwatly supported at all levels. >> dean, i think the president walked a very fine tightrope in that comment, saying that communities of color and police departments, neither is feeling secure in their operations, these days in the way they go about life and work these days. that appeases both sides, addresses both sides. but again, does it get anywhere? are we getting anywhere with the talk? >> i think it's the right thing to do. and then there's the next step beyond it. i think what we have right now is a very thin, thin layer of trust, and trust is what holds a civilized society together. you have police officers who many don't feel supported by the community, you the community who don't feel the police officers
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are their police and there to protect them. the president is right when he talks about we need to get past that. the way to get past that in the talking -- first of all, talking is the second most important thing. the most important thing is listening, the ability to actually hear the other, not to fight. when somebody else is talking, the natural thing to do is think what aim going to say next. shut that impulse down. listen, for police to understand what's coming from the minority communities and also for those communities to understand what's coming from the police, and then the search for common ground. i think what happened at the white house yesterday is a good start. that's got to be the exercise. it's what happened in the town hall meeting last night, the search for common ground. >> as long as everyone is listening and not just stating his or her peace. there was a great question given to the chicago police superintendent during the town hall last night. he was asked -- his name is gary
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mccarthy. he was asked about why -- as a white police chief, he was asked why is this perception that black people are somehow dangerous right from the onset when you walk up to that car? i want you to see how that moment played out and then i'll ask you about it. >> my question is, what is it about black people that make us seem to police officers to be more dangerous or in cases of police safety, our lives less valuable or even expendable? >> at the end of the day -- take the city of chicago, 80% of our murder victims are african-americ african-american. more than 90% of the known offenders of those murders are african-americ african-american. so when police officers go on patrol, a number of things happen. first of all, we put more police officers in those distressed communities, communities with the highest levels of crime.
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>> alexis, from the perception institute, this is tailor-made for you. when that police chief says in chicago, 80% of murder victims are african-american, 90% of the offenders are african-american. is that now perception based in reality or is this one pocket? can you extrapolate how that maybe isn't the case? i hear other statistics all the time. >> the reality is, yes, african-americans are by and large killed by more african-americans, just like white americans are more likely killed by might americans. we're talking about communities that are impoverished that have little home. crime in communities with little hope is not a surprise, nothing new. it's been going on for centuries. what we're talking about here are specific kind of crimes. we're talking about police officers, state violence crimes where the question about perception is really about how
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we're priming police officers -- by age 5, we're seeing young black boys as threats. used to be when they hit puberty, used to be when they started to go off to college. at age 5 in kindergarten is when we're starting to see threats in our brains, that's the bias. the cause is actually a function -- i hate to indict the seat i'm sitting in. the cause is actually because of the media associations that we've seen over and over again. local news by and large has determined how we have come to associate young black men with cri crime. it's not just that that's where the murders are, we have the perception in our brains. >> one thing i found frustrating about yesterday's remarkable meeting at the white house is we weren't invited. we are amplifying everything going on on both sides of the debate and not, might i say, for
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the better a lot. president obama and your people, if you're watching, you should have invited us. if you're going to have another meeting, i'm available and i will make myself available for that meeting. demeetry, there was a moment just before the break of you hugging ms. santora who was a guest on our show, in dallas, she said she was there that night with her children and shots started ringing out and she felt very protected by the police who were there for her, even though she was there protesting police activity. she said those police were there for me. i will be there with my children for those funerals. she's a former marine, too. this is a tough woman you're hugging. i could see your tenderness as well. from a guy who grew up on chicago's south side to a guy who became a chicago police officer to a guy who is now advising, the question is can you reconcile all of those emotions and feelings that you personally have as you try to console her? >> absolutely. we have to because it's what
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brings us to a police of humility. it's what brings the human factor back to simply saying somebody who is hurting, i'm sorry, and what can i do to help? how can i make this situation better for you, even just in this moment, what can i do there? that's where i think we have the opportunity to build a bridge. as far or as divisive as some of these issues may be, we have to start where we are and the circles where we have influence, ex-tend ourselves, shake a hand, find a common ground and build that bridge from there. and then from there we have a real opportunity to put fourth sustainable solutions. >> i certainly hope all this talk -- very consoling, let me just say, actually leads to the actions that we're hoping for and we are inspired to hope for as well. frederick lawrence, thank you, dmitri roberts and alexis johnson, thank you. i look forward tood dishl conversations with you in the future. new developments in the race for the white house.
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donald trump's choice for his running mate who might be the next president of the united states. insight on that coming up next.
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some developing news in the big parlor game. donald trump's vice presidential pick, that game may be coming the an end. i'm joined by chief political correspondent dana bash in washington, d.c., working your sources and getting one big tip. what is it? >> reporter: that's right. we've been talking to our sources and i've been on the phone with a few who say the following. this is all under the headline of all indications are very, very much that mike pence will
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be donald trump's nominee. having said that, at least as of when i came on air with you, our sources are saying donald trump has not made that very, very important call to say, please, mike pence, will you be my nominee and on the other end of the call mike pence accepting it. that has not happened in the past 30 seconds or so before coming on with you according to our sources. however, here is what we are told. a couple things, number one, trump and pence did speak last night, late last night, and that according to the person i spoke with, trump leaned in very much to the concept of pence being his choice for his running mate. number two, the planning going on inside trump world as we speak is for mike pence to be the guy to show up with donald trump at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow in new york city to be the formal running mate, to be the man he formally picks. that's according to several sources familiar with the
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process. and just in conjunction with that, to give you a little bit of color of how that's playing out, one of our colleagues, jerami diamond is on the plane heading to new york with mike perns's campaign manager for his campaign for governor in indiana. this is not somebody who makes regular trips to new york. i think it's fair to say we can read something into that. the next thing i want to report to you is i'm told that mike pence has all the paperwork ready to go, ready to file, to take himself off of the ballot in indiana. why is that important? because he is up for re-election, and the state law says in order to get off the ballot and allow somebody else to run as a republican, that has to happen by noon tomorrow in indiana. that's ready to go so they can make way for somebody else. those are the developments now i want to emphasize, before coming on with you, our actual sources are saying the actual call
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hadn't been made, but all indications are that the communications haveeen totally in that direction. again, it is for any candidate, we need to say it's not a done deal until it happens. for somebody who likes to be unpredictable like donald trump. >> and warm up your shredder for all that ballot preparation work that you filled out. maybe that's what they were alluding to in that phone call. dana, stand by for one moment. i want to go to the governor's residence, the residence where mike pence actually spends most of his days and had very important meetings. sun land serfaty is there. he had a very robust schedule. at 9:45 he was giving opening remarks at the innovation showcase tomorrow. did anything seem different about today? >> reporter: not at all, ashley. he seemed to be quite frankly trying to give a poker face.
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we saw him two hours ago give a full speech, no mention whatsoever to the absolute buzz going on in the room. this was a governor's event about economic innovation. he delivered that speech. no mention at all about any of this excitement and speculation around him. he arrived back at the governor's mansion here about 90 minutes ago and has been inside ever since. we believe he's still inside right now. again, i should note this is also the place where he met with donald trump yesterday in the breakfast meeting with the family. all i understand kafgss is that the families were getting along fabulously. as mike pence left that event earlier this morning, reporters yelling questions at him, he did not answer at all, ignored and got right back in his car, of course. the weight of the world and eyes of the world focused right here on the governor's mansion. we'll see when he leaves, when he potentially departs and when we'll get more confirmation about potentially any calls that
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have taken place. >> sunlen, as you were speaking, someone was tweeting, paul manny manny fort. a decision will be made in the near future and the announce will be tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in new york, which is effectively what we knew last night. now with all of this rumor mill ginning up again, the dynamics seems to have changed or the energy seems to have changed. sitting with me onset is cnn chief political analyst gloria borger and jim acosta, senior white house correspondent. the tweet aside, we have heard additions to the metric of choice. newt gingrich said, i'd be pirate number two, who wants a two pirate ticket? i assume that means two big personalities. mike pence is not that big
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personality. >> no. and i think the process, as has been described to me, as donald trump has been going through is sort of his gut versus his head. his gut would be to go with somebody that he really knows well and likes a lot, somebody like a chris christie, for example, whom he likes an awful lot. pence is somebody relatively new to him but he understands pence is the same choice, checks a lot of boxes, brings conservatives along. >> checks a lot of boxes. >> which is why we see it coming to this. i have to caution again i have been told, as has dana been told, that while all signs are very much pointing to pence, and dana has laid it all out there for you with her great reporting, that the official call, i was told just a minute before i came on the air, i keep asking, has the call been made. the answer is not yet.
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but all signs point to donald trump doing something that is actually the safe choice. >> well, his children has been pushing him as we hear in that direction. you were also talking to one of the trump senior advisers and this is the direction you were getting from them. >> yes, earlier an adviser said the lien is mike pence. earlier this morning they said no decision has been made. to echo what gloria was saying, basically what this boils down to, will donald trump double down or try to calm things down. in cleveland there are a lot of nervous republicans, a lot of republicans not going to cleveland because they're so nervous. picking mike pence will calm a lot of people on capitol hill. a lot of hill republican also say, we know mike pence, we can deal with mike pence. we might have some problems with donald trump but we can deal with mike pence. i will tell you when i reach out to pence-world, they're saying we're still cutting ads, knocking on doors. >> filling out paper fork for
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tomorrow's noon deadline. >> all that can be rolled back. the point is when you have a campaign aide for mike perns's re-election and everybody sees them heading to new york city, that tells you something is afoot. >> repeat that. how many of his people were on airplanes or some form of transportations to new york city? >> mike lauter, the deputy campaign manager for mike pence, re-election campaign, was spotted in indianapolis getting on a plane to new york city, to laguardia this morning. there were four reporters who witnessed this, including our very own jeremy diamond. when jeremy said aren't you supposed to be running for re-election, he didn't have any comment. gloria will remember this. four years ago they snuck paul ryan out the back door and he snuck through the woods to get to a car driven by the rom nay
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campaign. it was a bit more cloak and dagger than it seems this time. it's all pointing to mike pence. >> let me say one other thing about mike pence. don't forget he endorsed ted cruz. a lot of the never trumpers were former cruise people. don't forget at our town hall the other night, paul ryan said i want to see a conservative on this ticket. he said he loves mike pence. he said that just recently. so it kind of blonts the never trump movement. if pence is on the ticket, that takes a lot of wind out of their sails. >> wind, do you mean like the cities that have a lot of hot air. by the way, that's going to be cleveland. >> communications director for donald trump, jason miller, just tweeted a decision has not been
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made by mr. trump. we should be careful. we're saying the campaign is still saying -- >> still feverishly tweeting out the decision hasn't been made. >> they want to reveal. >> they want cleveland to rock. >> they asked people to send their phone numbers in so they can get a text with donald trump saying this is my choice. >> and the text afterwards will be, donate money. i have people in cleveland and after the break we'll go there to find out how this kind of energy is resonating in that town as they get ready to launch full force on monday. back in a moment. (guy) oh man, the show's
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live picture for you of the governor's mansion in indiana. that would be the place where mike pence lives, probably does a lot of work and takes a lot of phone calls. certainly he had important meetings there yesterday with one donald trump. we don't know if that black suv parked out front is at the ready to whisk him away to the airport to head to new york city for what has been scheduled tomorrow, 11:00 eastern time, the big revelation of donald trump's vp choice. there are a lot of signs on our banner now pointing towards governor mike pence being that choice. no definitive decisions, plenty of tweets from the campaign that are suggesting otherwise. we can del you this, jason miller, the senior adviser for the trump campaign tweeted out a decision has not been made by mr. trump, he will be making the decision in the future and announcing his vice president pick tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. as
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planned. before this we also heart from paul manifort who said the decision will be tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in new york. that does not stop leaks, does not stop the talk. in cleveland that will be made by a hundred times. that's where cnn's mark preston, executive editor of direct politics. to cleveland first, is it rocking with this news or is this sort of more whispers? >> this is an interesting way this has been all rolled out, very transparent, something we haven't been used to seeing or witnessing when we see a presumptive nominee looking for a running mate. if you look at all the evidence right now, ashley, it appears it is going to be mike pence. we've seen the reporting out of our jeremy diamond that a pence campaign staffer is going to new york. we've seen comments by newt
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gingrich which would indicate he expects not to be picked. we've seen the same from chris christie as well. mike pence is somebody that donald trump appears to have warmed up over the past couple days. ashleigh, i do have to say this. we have talked about mike pence's conservative credentials. however, there is a part of the conservative movement that is not enamored with mike pence. that is some social conservatives who were upset that he did not stand strong when the issue of religious liberty was brought up in indiana last year. so there is some concern among social conservatives that mike pence isn't there the whole way. having said that, it appears donald trump is going to choose him and we'll see where it goes from there. >> among those social conservatives, remember, he is revered by evangelicals. they appreciate him greatly for a lot of the stands he's taken as well. so there's give and take on any choice. can i ask you, david chal i
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don't know, we know exactly who he is. if you're in seattle, do you know who mike pence is? >> you mean -- >> donald trump whose name is blasted all over the world and you go to mike pence who isn't. >> unlike chris christie or newt gingrich who each in the last four years has run for president, dominated national story lines at times, those are well-known figures. obviously mike pence is not. if, indeed, donald trump decides he's the guy and is going to make that phone call and stand with him tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., if that is what going to happen, his name recognition will go up real fast. but listen, i think what is chris cal here for us to look at as we're thinking about mike pence is what that tells us about donald trump. it tells us that donald trump, if he goes this way, is really listening to sort of political advice. this is different than we saw throughout the whole nomination season.
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this is him thinking, wow, this race is winnable for me, and i need to put the pieces together that can make that happen. mike pence is an immediate, immediate credible source with the republican establishment. tall republicans on capitol hill, the republican governors across the country, the party regulars that sort of have the elected officials position, ash leave, as you know, many have been reluctant to come around trump or worried the party won't be fully unified, worried he's slightly off-message at times. now there's a complaint department for them if mike pence is the guy because he has instant credibility with all those folks to help start translating the trump campaign and trumd agenda to the larger republican establishment, that would be a good thing for the party coming out of cleveland. >> david chalian, mark kressley, thank you. the republican national
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race relations, our nation's capitol is looking for more police to patrol the streets. the district of columbia mayor is proposing big measures when it comes to that very topic. among them, an effort to expand the plight cadet program. here to talk about it, is d.c. mayor muriel bowser. perfect timing on this topic. we heard dallas police chief
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david brown says, please, if you want to protest, the better way to get off the protest line, i'm hiring. this cadet program sounds like you're trying to get in on the earlier fades phases of that. is that the end-all, be-all? >> no. it's a tool. we're a growing city. we have thousands moving here every month, people living and working and playing like never before. we have to be focused on how to attract great officers. one way to do it is look at the young people born and raised in washington, d.c. that reflect the city and the city's values joining the police department. >> is it like talk to the hand, do the kids have any interest? are you up gns a wall when you go into those schools? >> we know and our police chief says when we get to young people and introduce them to policing early, that's when they catch the bug. the earlier we get to them, the better. what we're doing is expanding
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our cadet program. you can be up to the age of 24, we would hire you. you would work 20 hours a week in the police department learning about policing while we pay for you to go to our university, the university of the district of columbia. when you get 60 credits, you can join the academy. that's one thing we're doing. we're also going into one of our high schools and creating a public safety academy. high school students are going and learning while they're in school about policing, about working in the fire and ems department. >> seems like a great idea for the big huge meeting at the white house yesterday. do you know if the president had that on the agenda or many other leaders were thinking what a smart idea, why not put resources, energy, campaign money, anything toward -- >> i think it certainly is a national discussion about how, and the one thing we know for sure is when police departments are close to the communities, the relationships are better. so we've invested in that in washington, d.c. over the years,
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and as we look to make sure we're attracting and retaining great officers, we know we want to look right in our own city to do that, and the cass debt program is one way to do that. >> what about the issue of body cams. somebody says everybody behaves differently when it's being recorded. you feel the same way? >> absolutely the same way. last year i announced one of the most robust programs in the nation, we put $5 million towards an additional $2 million for all of the requirements, recording and storage requirements that go with it. today 1,200 officers have body-worn cameras. by the end of the year, 2,400 officers. we want all of our patrol officers to have body-worn cameras. i have had the occasion as mayor to declare in two instances that footage served a public purpose and should be released. we've done that. >> not everybody feels that way. a topic for another day.
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d.c. statehood, i want to talk about that on another day. we have breaking vp news and the biggest topic today is the if you know ralgs. will you come back and talk with us. >> i look forward to talking to you. >> we'll tweet out a little tweeter. mayor bowser, thank you. >> thank you. we're following all the news developments about donald trump's vice presidential pick. there's energy in the air, folks. sources says all signs pointing to indiana governor mike pence, the man on your screen. maybe get ready to see his picture a whole lot more. we've got a whole lot more right after this quick break. life looks great with tampax pearl it's built-in backup braid helps stop leaks
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hello, i'm wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. in washington, noon in dallas, 8:00 p.m. in bagdad. from wherever you're watching around the world, thanks for joining us. we begin with fast-moving developments in donald trump's vice presidential search. sources now say the signs are pointing to the indiana governor mike pence as trump's choice, but there has


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