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5:00 a.m. in the east. there's a developing situation if charlotte, north carolina after plus shot and killed a black man. that black man is 43-year-old keith lamont scott. you can see pictures of what's been going on all night. police in riot gear to disperse protesters. some of those protesters throwing rocks and water bottles. at least a dozen officers were injured. we just got word that seven or more protesters, or bystanders taken to the hospital as well. you can see some of the protesters lit a fire on the road there. there was looting and trucks forced to stop in place. again, the dwindling but pockets of activity there. we're joined by brynn gingras. >> there's more we'll likely hear today with the shooting of
keith lamont scott. both the officer and victim are african-american. listen to the police chief describe what led up to the shooting. >> at this point. all we know, they were in the apartment complex parking lot. this subject gets out with a weapon. they engage him, and one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon because of that. >> so the warrants weren't for the man, but we're not sure that this man was connected? >> absolutely. they were not specific to the deceased. we don't know if there's a connection with the deceased with the suspect. >> that explanation, though, not sitting well with protesters. >> but as far as my child, my nephew, i am concerned, i am worried about them. something has to be done. whether it's our city leaders. whether it's our state leaders. these presidential candidates that are coming on to the scene, something has to be done. there was a terrorist, new jersey, new york, he was taken alive. they say they wanted to question
him. so, because of you wanting to question him, does his life mean more than our black men across the nation? it doesn't make any sense? >> that is a comment i've heard echoed on social media all over the place. officer vinson has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. scott was a father of seven. they disputed they had a gun. they say he was actually in a car reading a book waiting for a family member to return home from school that day. i'm sure we'll learn a lot more exactly what will be learned in the investigation. >> we just saw a photo of keith lamont scott, 43 years old. getting to learn more information about him. as you say, a father of seven. brynn gingras, thank you so much. let's go to charlotte, adam rhew, the editor for charlotte
magazine. you tell us in recent hours it's calmer than it was is 11:00, or 12:00 in the morning. >> yeah, christine, it's calmed down there were true peaks of intensity between protesters and police. one, roughly around 11:00 last night. the other maybe around 2:00, 2:30 this morning. and it has settle issed down a little bit. that first wave of intensity came as protesters were gathered on the road outside of the apartment complex where the shooting happened. and they engaged with police, at first peacefully, and there were a few people in the crowd that started throwing bottles and rocks and other items at officers. you know, to the warnings of some of the other people in the crowd who told them not to do so. but nonetheless, that continued and then a little bit before 11:00, police used tear gas for the first time to try to break up the crowd.
they did that several more times over the course of the next half hour, 45 minutes. the crowd settled down a little bit. dispersed. and then got back together. again, so, some time after midnight, maybe between 12:00 and 1:00, again, sort of the next wave of intensity started around 12:30. when some of the protesters actually walked out on the interstate through charlotte and blocked traffic on all of the lanes of the interstate. that's when some of the looting that you guys talked about earlier, people actually looting things out of the trucks on the interstate. there were a couple fires that started. the s.w.a.t. team came in as they used tear gas to break up the crowd. and i would say within the last hour, we were told kind of the interstate had been cleared. at least of people. there's still plenty of debris out there. and then the crowd kind of broke up into several different smaller groups.
as you said, it's quieter now than it was certainly, three, four, five hours ago. >> again, we're just looking at some of these pictures. fires, the looting. you know, the kicking of trucks and whatnot on the road. adam, you're from charlotte, give us a sense of the relationship there between the community and police right now. >> well, i will tell you that historically charlotte has been, from what we typically call -- charlotte is a nice city. people get along. there's been generally a positive relationship between police and the public there. our relatively new police chief is a big supporter of community policing and has watched the initiatives that have gone over very well. however, in the last several years, there have been several incidents that have involved shootings by police of citizens in this community. and that has certainly started to erode some of the trust that has been built up. some of the goodwill in this
community, for the police and the public. with perhaps the most high-profile case was two or three years ago, i guess now three years ago, when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man. a young man who the police officer believed was a threat. the district attorney did not file -- i'm sorry, the court decide not to move forward with charges against the officer. and there was some concern, when that happened, when that was announced, i believe that was late last summer, early last summer. when that happened there was some concern about violence then. and really the community and the police did a great job of letting people express their concern, their frustration with perhaps how the legal process turned out. and the police and the public and the city government gave folks a venue and a place to do that respectfully and place that. and really, the weekend passed
without major incident. so, while there's tension and there still continues to be tension. i think a lot of folks when they heard reports of this shooting yesterday afternoon, thought that maybe that's what we would see. there would be protests. that people would have a place to express their anger but that it wouldn't turn violent. i guess that's one of the things that we would say charlotte is not the type of city where violence tends to take hold. i think if people were watching this on television last knew, following it on social media and early morning hours today, that's one of the big takeaways for me. the surprising and reaction that people had over the violence they were seeing in their city. >> adam rhew, thank you so much for calling in and bringing your reporting and first hand experience there. adam rhew, thanks so much. >> again, as adam was saying, this is only dying down over the last hour or so, these protests,
this looting, this anger that you're seeing taking place all night in charlotte. >> call of this coming on the heels of a fatal shooting of a black man in tulsa. authorities saying pcp was found in the vehicle. he may have been on some drug, and crutcher and his family say they are looking into that claim. it shows his hands up there as he walks towards his suv. his hands are up there. we get the latest from cnn's anan cabrera. >> reporter: john and christine, outrage is growing with protesters gathering outside of police station calling for the arrest of officer betty shelby who opened fire killing 40-year-old terence crutcher. his family calling the video leading up to his shooting devastating. saying there was no evidence, reason for her to open fire. now, there are two separate
investigations as to whether or not the shooting was justified. first, the criminal investigation by the tulsa police homicide unit. there's also a federal civil rights probe that was sparked after the department of justice officials saw the video. the video from the police dash camera, as well as the police helicopter, both videos showing terence crutcher with his arms in the air as he approaches his suv. but in neither video can you see officer shelby open fire. that is the crucial moment. and the big question mark here. officer shelby's attorney telling us, leading up to that moment, terence crutcher had refused to obey several commands. and that he reached into his vehicle which is why officer shelby opened fire, fearing he may be grabbing for a weapon. now, we know there was no weapon. he was unarmed. and there was no weapon in the vehicle. as outrage continues to grow in this community and around the nation, the police chief is asking people to withhold judgment until the
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answers after this man keith lamont scott was shot at an apartment complex on tuesday. police were there to serve a warrant. but not for scott. police say he was armed. the family of this man says he was not. that's an issue that will come out over the coming hours. the mayor of charlotte is calling for calm and a full investigation into the shooting. this morning, the trump campaign is defending the candidate's profiles. kelly yaen conway told erin burnett that political correctness is hindering investigating into suspicious people and behavior. >> the idea that people feel they've got a reason to be suspicious and don't feel comfortable to say that. i talked to mayor giuliani about this. we used to have police officers were able to patrol certain places of worship, based on reasonable suspicion. and that's just all gone away. >> let's get some expert advice on this from washington.
the editor of cnn politics digital zachary wolf. good morning, zach. we've seen the pictures from north carolina this evening. i mean, clearly this issue of police and community policing and this conflict between police and black communities is front and center, again. how do you think it will guide the campaign trail today? >> well, i think, you know, we saw hillary clinton weigh in on twitter yesterday about the tulsa, oklahoma, shooting. i can only imagine that there will be more of that today. you know, as people start to learn what happened. in charlotte. it's certainly something they've been talking about, trump has been quick to defend police in recent weeks, although i'm not sure he's talked specifically about the tulsa incident. and certainly not the charlotte one. so these have been thing thabs popping up periodically on the campaign trail as they happened unfortunately in the u.s. over the last couple months. >> it's really interesting,
donald trump was in north carolina yesterday and he was talking about race in ways that a lot of people on the ground there thought was controversial. listen to a little of what donald trump said. >> our african-american community are absolutely in the worst shape than they've ever been in before. ever, ever, ever. you take a look at the inner cities. you get no education. you get no jobs. you get shot walking down the street. they're worse -- i mean, honestly, places like afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities. and i say to the african-american communities and i think it's resonating, because you see what's happening with my poll numbers, with african-americans. they're going like high. >> so trump was criticized in some quarters for talking about the fact that life for african-americans is worse than it's ever been in north carolina. of course with slavery and jim
crow laws and speaking before largely a white audience. but, zach, he was addressing racial issues the very same day that the shooting happened and we saw the protests happen overnight. >> that's right, president obama spoke at the black caucus dinner. he mentioned that trump has been talking about these themes for a while, and he offered a very specific rebuke of trump. mentioning those things you said, slavery, jim crow laws. i think democrats are inching to have that argument with trump about the african-american situation in the country. i'm not sure he's claiming that his poll numbers with african-americans are rising. we'll have to see if that's true. but i would highly doubt it. but it's clear that there's this really difficult hard situation in america, and it's going to play out on the campaign. >> zach, real quick, front page. top of the world, "washington post" this morning, trump used
his charities moneys to celts his legal disputes. there's a reporter over there at the "post" that has been digged into the donald trump foundation. how do you think this will play today. >> first, kudos to "the washington post" for uncovering this. the first thing they uncovered a week or so ago is that trump had been giving money from his own foundation. and now it turns out that he's using money from the foundation he's not giving money to settle lawsuits for his for profit businesses. so the legality thing is probably something we'll have to look into. but, you know, just the idea of settling these things with your charity is something he'll have to answer for. >> it's called self-dealing, apparently, in the charity world which is a phrase i did not know. and it is not legal if knack that is what happened there. it will be interesting to see what happens today. >> exactly. the. >> the trump contain goes after
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all right. this morning, athletes around the country using social media to voice the feelings about the police shooting death of terence crutcher. this is the death of the man in oklahoma. no doubt, we will hear something about the north carolina incident overnight as well. >> coy wire has more in this morning's "bleacher report." hey, coy. >> good morning, christine and
john, i played nine years in the nfl. i never saw athletes speak out on a social issue, especially during the season as much as we have with this issue. colin kaepernick and others protesting the national anthem being front and center but social media has been the avenue of choice to most athletes. dwyane wade posted on instagram, we must come together. we must show our strength as a black community more. or we'll continue to wake up to stories of us being shot down like we don't matter. we must show that we matter to each other more. we must all do more. philadelphia safety jenkins who raised his fist in support of colin kaepernick tweeted, the first step to fixing a problem is admitting there is one. don't ignore justice. #terrencecrutcher. regarding those threats, he
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breaking news, protesters take to the streets in north carolina after police shoot and kill a man they say was armed. demonstrations turning violent in the early morning hours. tear gas deployed. looting, all of this, after another black man was shot and killed by police in tulsa days ago. we have the very latest. >> welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour, developing situations in charlotte, north carolina after police killed a black man, keith lamont scott. some protesters throwing rocks and water bottles. at least a dozen officers were injured in the clashes we know maybe seven or so protesters taken to the hospital maybe for tear gas exposure. some protesters starts fires on the road and looted trucks. brynn gingras joins us.
>> good morning. the investigation just getting started. the charlotte mayor is really calling for calm and an investigation into the shooting of 43-year-old keith lamont scott by officer brantley vinson. listen to what the chief said led up to shooting. >> at this point, all we know they're in the apartment complex parking lot. this subject gets out with a weapon. they engage him. one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon because of that. >> so, the warrants weren't for the man but we're not sure if this man was connected? >> absolutely. they were not specific to the deceased. we don't know if there's a connection to the deceased to the suspect. >> that explanation, though, not sitting well with protesters. >> but as far as my child, my nephews, i am concerned, i'm worried about them. something has to be done, whether it's our city leaders,
whether it's our state leaders. these presidential candidates that are coming on to the scene. something has to be done. there was a terrorist, new jersey, new york, he was taken alive. they say they wanted to question him. so, because of you wanting to question him, does his life mean more than our black men across the nation? it doesn't make any sense. >> certainly, a lot of frustration. officer vinson has been played on paid administrative leave while the investigation. we have pictures of keith lamont scott. he's a father of seven. they dispute the idea that he had a gun. they say he was sitting in his car, reading a book when officers came up. >> one of his daughters saying he was waiting for the school bus. >> to be clear, we expect to hear from a lot of people in news conferences including the police. >> i think 10:00 a.m. the next news conference. earlier, we spoke with adam
rhew, associate editor for charlotte magazine. he was discussing the protest. he said he saw seven protesters taken to the hospital. it was a busy night. it recently ended with very few protesters still on the streets. he explained to us how in this city, in charlotte, really no one expected the demonstrations to take the violent turn they did. >> charlotte is a nice city. people get along. there's been generally a positive relationship between police answd the public there. the relatively new police chief is a big supporter of community policing and has launched some initiatives that have gone over very well. however in the last several years there have been several incidents that involved shootings of by police of citizens in this community. and that has certainly started to erode some of the trust that's built up, some the goodwill that exists in this community for the police and the
public. perhaps the most high-profile case was two or three years ago, i guess now three years ago, when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man. a young man, who the police officer believed was a threat. the district attorney did not file -- or i'm sorry, the court decided not to move forward with charges against the officer. and there was some concern, when that happened, when that was announced, i believe that was late last summer or early last summer, when that happened, there was some concern about violence then. and really, the community and the police did a great job of letting people express their concern, their frustration with perhaps how the legal process turned out. and the police and the public and the city government gave folks a venue and a place to do that respectfully and peacefully. and really, the incident passed without major incident.
so while there's tension and still continues to be tension, i think a lot of folks when they heard reports of this shooting yesterday afternoon thought that maybe that's what we would hear. that there would be protests, that people would have a place to express their anger, but that it wouldn't turn violent. >> in fact, it did turn violent. we saw the protests overnight. the fires on the streets there. a great deal of frustration. it all comes on the heels of the fatal police shooting and unarmed shooting of a black man in tulsa, oklahoma. police say pcp was found in the vehicle of terence crutcher. attorneys for crutcher's family says they're looking into that. but they say that's a situation how not to handle someone in that situation. dama dash cam video shows crutcher with his hands up being shot as he walked to his suv. i want to get the latest from cnn's ana cabrera.
>> reporter: john and christine, outrage is growing with protesters gathering outside of police station calling for the arrest of officer betty shelby who opened fire killing 40-year-old terence crutcher. his family calling the video leading up to his shooting devastating. saying there was no evidence, reason for her to open fire. now, there are two separate investigations into whether or not the shooting was justified. first, the criminal investigation by the tulsa police homicide unit. there's also a federal civil rights probe that was sparked after the department of justice officials saw the video. the video from the police dash camera, as well as the police helicopter, both videos showing terence crutcher with his arms in the air as he approaches his suv. but in neither video can you see officer shelby open fire. that is the crucial moment. and the big question mark here. officer shelby's attorney telling us, leading up to that moment, terence crutcher had refused to obey several commands.
and that he reached into his vehicle which is why officer shelby opened fire, fearing he may be grabbing for a weapon. now, we know there was no weapon. he was unarmed. and there was no weapon in the vehicle. as outrage continues to grow in this community and around the nation, the police chief is asking people to withhold judgment until the investigations are complete. and he vows justice will prevail. john and christine. >> all right. thanks so much for that, ana cabrera, we'll have "your money" right after this break. ♪ the highly advanced audi a4. ♪
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now, this survey defines working class without a four-year college degree and re7 cans and dem cats included. 53% of white working class voters say they are very dissatisfied with the economy. but a much stronger response than college-educated whites or black working class. this relies on the future. the survey asked will your children be worse off than you? 50% of the white working class said yes, a much higher percentage than other groups. but they aren't just worried about the present. 63% said they're satisfied with their personal finances. only 33% are not. >> all right. new details emerging this morning about accused bomber ahmad rahami, with authorities filing federal charges. court documents reveal that investigators recovered new video from the cell phone of a family member. the video is said to show the suspect setting off an incendiary device partially buried in the ground.
the video says he lights ace fuse, lights the flames and smoke and laughter. and cnn learned that the fbi investigated rahami following a family fight. cnn's pamela brown has the latest. good morning, john and christine, the bombing suspect rahami has been named in use of weapons of mass destruction, bombing and use of a destructive device. the complaint says that 12 fingerprints were recovered from the pressure cooker duct tape and cell phone recovered at 27th and chelsea. it says that he bought some of the bomb items used over ebay. and cnn has learned two years before that, the fbi opened up an inquiry into rahami after he was charged in a domestic dispute. a neighbor apparently heard the father call his son a terrorist and notified authorities according to a u.s. official. the fbi interviewed his father who we're told recanted the fact that his son was a terrorist. he said he was worried about people he was hanging out. but apparently the fbi did not interview rahami who was in jail
at the time. the grand jury decided not to indict. the fbi revealed in a statement that it conducted internal database reviews and multiple checks and interviews, none of which revealed ties to terrorism. meantime, we're hearing the pakistani wife of rahami is cooperating with u.s. officials. she apparently is back on her way over after her overseas trip. she was questioned after her husband was identifies as the bomber. she's not accused of any wrongdoing in the investigation. john and christine. >> pam lashgs thank you for that. again, we're following what's happening in north carolina right now. very tense night. violent protests there. also decision day for janet yellen and the federal reserve. will the fed board hike interest rates to make mortgages and college rates more expensive? we'll get an early start on "your money" -- next.
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breaking fuse out of north carolina this morning. you're looking at it right there. protests, angry protests, overnight, after a police shooting of a black man there. you can see some of the protests setting fire on the streets there. there was also some rocks thrown, police say the 12 officers injured. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. we're told that for the most
part, over the last hour or so, those crowds have disbursed. at least a dozen officers placey were hurt. we're told about seven protesters or bystanders were taken to hospitals to receive treatment. those protesters demanding answers after an officer shot keith la mant scott, 43-year-old black man, apparently a father of seven at an apartment complex on tuesday. the officers were there serving a warrant for someone else. the police say that scott was armed. scott's family disputes that. charlotte's mayor is urging calm with a full investigation into the shooting. the trump campaign is arguing profiling to prevent those events that happened over the weekend. kellyanne conway is talking about suspicious people and behavior. >> the idea that people feel they've got a reason to be suspicious, an don't feel comfortable to say that. i've talked to mayor giuliani
about this. we used to have -- police officers were able to patrol certain places of worship, based on reasonable suspicion. and that's just all gone away. joining us now from washington to talk about politics is the managing editor of cnn politics digital zachary wolf. zach, nice to see you this morning. >> good morning. >> i have to believe the events overnight, protests overnight, the looting overnight, the fires. and just the anger of another police shooting of a black man, i believe that will be front and center on the campaign trail today. hillary clinton has an event in orlando. it's supposed to be about the economy but i won't be surprised if she tox about this. >> that's right. she hasn't been afraid to weigh in on these issues. she spoke about the police shooting in tulsa earlier this week. it's clearly something she wants to talk about and present a contrast to donald trump. the key to her election strategy is motivating the obama base of support which includes african
mers. there's clearly a lot of tension throughout the country and with that community. so i'm sure it's something she'll have to talk about. >> donald trump yesterday was in north carolina before this event happened. and he talked about -- well, he talked about the african-american community. this is what he said. listen. >> our african-american communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been in before. ever, ever, ever. you take a look at the inner cities. you get no education. you get no jobs. you get shot walking down the street. they're worse -- i mean, honestly, places like afghanistan are safer than some of our inner cities. and i say to the african-american communities, and i think it's resonating because you see what's happening with my poll numbers, with african-americans. they're going like high.
>> trump has been pretty supportive of police officers in prior shootings. what do you make of his position or what do you think his position will be influenced on the trail today on this north carolina situation? >> well, i think he made those comments before this current north carolina situation. although i believe he was speaking in north carolina. he has been very supportive of police officers. in the past. it will be interesting to see what he says with these sort of twin incidents in tulsa and north carolina now. i think you have to give him a real big fact-check there on whether his poll numbers with african-americans are going real high. i don't think that's the case at least in the polling that i've seen. although this issue is clear to sure to be pointed out. >> other peoples are pointing to the situation with the african-americans is worse than it's ever been. zach, an article in "the
washington post," $250 billion from the trump organization he says went to pay for legal settlements from donald trump profit corporations. that's called self-dealing. the truck campaign attacking the reporter, but not necessarily disputing the facts of the case. has legs? >> yes, definitely. and you have to pair it with an earlier report from the same reporter, first, that trump hadn't given money to his own foundation for a number of years. and now it turns out money from the foundation which was taking money from other people, was used to settle out of court disputes. for for-profit trump businesses. you know, for a billionaire, probably a quarter of a million dollars used to settle disputes is not a lot of money. but it's certainly not the kind of thing trump wants out there right now. >> zach wolfe, and david therrienal, the author of that article in about a half hour from now. this go to "your money."
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>> yes. a lot going on this morning. charlotte, north carolina, we saw looting, fires on the streets. this after the police shooting of a black man. the police went to the apartment complex for a warrant not for the man they ended up shooting and killing. "new day" picks up the coverage right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning, welcome to your "new day." we do begin with breaking news. a bad situation in charlotte, north carolina. you have violent protests going on after police shot and killed a black man they say had a gun. looting tractor trailers, setting fires, police with tear gas as vehicles were being destroyed. at least a dozen police officers were hurt. the mayor is calling for calm. this comes just hours after a different situation in tulsa, oklahoma, for shooting this unarmed black man. let's begin with cnn's brynn
gingras with breaking news out of charlotte. a tumultuous night in charlotte. the family of 43-year-old keith lamont scott said he did not have a gun. instead, he was sitting in his car reading a book when an officer shot scott kill him. differs accounts is what sparked all of this outrage, and charlotte's mayor calling for calm. >> reporter: overnight, violent protests erupting on the streets of charlotte, north carolina. >> all i want is police accountable for what they do! >> reporter: >> reporter: several hundred protesters blocking a major highway looting trucks and setting fire to some of their cargo. officers in riot gear deploys tear gas setting off flash banks. agency angry crowds throwing water bottles and rocks at officers injuring at least a dozen. protesters moving to a local walmart. video shows them attempting to break in but running when
s.w.a.t. teams arrive. >> the citizens have a legitimate concern. and their concern shouldn't be taken lightly. >> reporter: the clashes breaking out following the fatal shooting of a black man keith lamont scott. police sale they arrived at an apartment complex looking to serve a warrant to another individual when they >> make some imminent threat tathem and because of that one of the officers fired rounds at the suspect. >> the officer who shot scott is also a black male, according to local reports, now placed on administrative leave. protesters are out in full force questioning when will black lives truly matter. >> a terrorist new jersey, new york, he was taken alive. they say they wanted to question him. because of you wanting to question him, does his life mean more than our black men across the nation? >> that is a sentiment i've seen all over social media. scott's familyay