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how he tried to finesse that. >> i was going to say it is virtualliment possible but we'll change it to a virtually impossible situation to be put in. h.r. macmaster tried to talk about terrorism in the same way scotland yard is watching just like if it was in the united states, the fbi would be aware of it. it seems that you are stretching the 140 characters to take that from it. if you read that, you show that to 100 people outside, 99 or 100 of them is going to think, oh, scotland yard was away of these specific people who committed the act. and apparently according to h.r. mcmaster, that is not what president trump was saying. >> the president will address the united nations general assembly tuesday morning. nikki haley, the u.n. ambassador, said it is a new u.n. right now, all of a sudden they are doing things they never used to. she said, the u.n. security council sanctions are a result of 30% reduction in oil, shipments to north korea, 90%
reduction in north korea, exports, things are beginning to happen. she added, they have already started to feel it, the sanctions, north korea, there's no way north korea doesn't feel this. >> well, i mean, i think they are starting to feel it, but i think the end result is what is china going to do. and they still haven't been able to square that circle in terms of how much china is going to implement those sanctions, certainly they are not going to do that in the next month or two. the chinese party congress is coming up. that's a very important period for the chinese president, xi g j jinping. and nikki haley is trying to show the u.s. leadership is tough at the u.n. she's been very forceful on u.n. reform. president trump will be running this, hosting this meeting of all countries to work on u.s. or u.n. reform. and the secretary general has also been very strong on that.
so i think, look, the u.n. general assembly is about the world and era of president trump. it will be as much about u.s. leadership and america's role in the world, as it's going to be about any of the one or two issues. >> back from the briefing we just heard, we're going to continue extension live coverage in "newsroom." brooke baldwin picks up coverage right now. wolf, thank you so much. i'm brooke baldwin. you're watching cnn. we are following the news out of north korea. out of the north firing another ballistic missile over japan in defiance of recent u.n. sanctions. [ siren ringing ] >> that is the sound of a siren in northern japan warning citizens to take cover. soon, the u.n. security council will meet for an emergency
session at the request of japan. just a short time ago, there at the white house, we just heard from h.r. mcmaster, the national security adviser and the u.n. ambassador, nikki haley. >> what we are seeing is they continue to be provocative, they continue to be reckless, at that point, there's not a whole lot the security council is going to be able to do from here. when you've cut 90% of the trade and 30% of the oil. so having said that, i have no problem kicking it to general mattis, because i think he has plenty of options. >> what is different about this approach is that we're out of time, right? as ambassador haley said, we've been kicking the can down the road and we are out of road. we have been commenting about the lack of the military option. there is a military option. now, it's not what we prefer to do. >> just a reminder, this marks the second missile launch since president trump's fire and fury warning last month. president trump already facing pressure to respond to this latest attack ahead of the address to the u.n. general
assembly next week. republican senator lindsey graham already tweeted, quote, clearly north korea does not give a damn about u.n. sanctions or tough talk. it is time to more forcibly back up our diplomatic efforts with the threat of a credible military option. as the president himself is staying relatively silent on north korea today, he is going off on twitter about today's terror attack. this morning in london with the bomber or bombers still on the run, the president wrote this. quote, another attack in london by a loser terrorist. these are sick and demented people who were in the sight of scotland yard. must be proactive. that was one of several we saw this morning on his twitter feed. and that forced a response from the british prime minister, theresa may, who is now dealing with at least five terror attacks in the u.k. this year alone. >> i nerve think it is helpful
for anybody to speculate on an investigation. the security forces are looking into the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify all those responsible. >> the bochlimbing created toda involved a fire and explosion. they believe it came from this bucket bomb. the photo shows it was still burning from within. at least 29 people have been hurt, thankfully, no critical injuries, but many people suffering flash burns as one of the wounded showed his forehead and hair singed on twitter. we know the bomber or bombers is still on the run. what more do they know or are saying? >> reporter: well, brooke, the investigation is still underway. the focus of that investigation, that bucket bomb that you were
just referring to, certainly seeming to be the work of an amateur, seeming to be poorly constructed. one security source telling cnn that there was a timer found inside the device and had that device gone off as it was intended, it could have caused much more carnage. that timer, though, raising some eyebrows here in the capitol because that suggests that whoever created this ied, whoever planted that ied, is still on the run. the chaos unfolded at 8:20 in the morning, the height of rush hour. the train just arriving at the station behind me as the doors opened according to eyewitnesss. that's when the small explosion occurred. chaos ensued. take a listen to what one eyewitness had to say about that
moment. >> i just heard this bang and it was loud enough to make me wonder what the bang was. and i looked around and this ball of fire was just coming towards us. so we just run, you know, just running from it. this fireball was just going over your head and everybody is screaming. and you just run out of the tube as quickly as you can. >> reporter: well, i spoke to another eyewitness who arrived here dropped off from work a short distance from the station. she saw children and a woman covered in blood. keep in mind, this all happened in an affluent area, residential area of london, not far away from schools. tonight, this neighborhood in absolute shock coming to terms with terror on their doorstop and a manhunt underway. brooke? >> as we said, the fifth terror attack in england alone. erin, thank you so much for us from london. we'll talk about london and also north korea. i have david sanger, cnn
political and national security analyst, and national security con respondent for "the new york times." and david drugger, senior congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. and also with us, cnn's will ripley, just back from north korea. so to the davids, to my right, good to see both of you guys. before we get to it, i think it is really important to talk through some of what nikki hailey and general mcmaster said at the briefing. first, just on the missile itself and the trajectory, right? i believe the math is 200 miles farther than say guam. the inference being, it's not just a message from pyongyang to its allies, but also the u.s. territory. not allies, our allies. >> well, i think that kim jong-un is trying to make clear, number one, that he's very ca capable of using the weapons, but he has no intention of getting rid of them. if you look at this from his
point of view as irrational, as we tend to talk about him, the only thing that keeps him in power and keeps him relevant is the nuclear weapons capability. because his regime is so atrocious in the way it treats its own people is so atrocious, without the program, there is nothing to keep him propped up and nothing to protect him from an international community that might sanction them into the ground. >> so i just wanted to set it up to then come to you, sir, from what we heard from the white house. and when initially ambassador haley said, her quote to talk about the tougher sanctions, we have strangled their economic situation at this time. before she said, if they continue to be reckless, we'll kick it to general mattis. we talked before you came on and you said, strangled their economic situation, b.s. >> not even close. they have only, at the very beginning, of what sanctions could do, if they could get the chinese to a lesser degree of the russians on board here.
look at nikki haley's initial draft for the u.n. resolution. it would cut off all oil and petroleum products. it would have had a complete ban on kim jong-un's own holdings, if we can found them, i'm sure they have found some. and most importantly, it would allowed all states including the united states to use military force in inspecting shipping coming in out of north korea. which is how they're getting everything other than what comes across the chinese border. she got none of that. she got some limits on energy, which are very hard to monitor. they just went in on monday. you wouldn't see the effects of that for months on end. she didn't get the inspection requirement. she didn't get the kim jong-un requirement. so to say that we strangled them is overstating the case. now, what was the line about mattis all about? the line about mattis was actually not intended for kim jong-un. that was intended for the chinese. >> how so? >> to say, because what are the
chinese fearing here? they fear -- >> south korea? >> they may fear a unified korea or fear the united states and the south korea that move up to their border. so what she's saying is, we're perfectly willing to move to the option that will crash the regime down. so you will get the outcome you have been trying to avoid. and that's what this is all about, changing the chinese calculus so they turn off -- >> will ripley is standing by fresh off a trip to pyongyang. david sanger makes an excellent point on a message to china, what are you hearing from the region? >> reporter: well, i think it is pretty unlikely the chinese president xi jinping will do anything between now and october when he has the big party congress that he would consider destabilizing. and that includes cutting off the oil supply to north korea. obviously, china and russia have the fingerprints all over the latest u.n. security council
resolution. they threw out the embargo and other things to make it difficult for north korea. the missile launch, like the kind they launched two weeks ago, this is not going to be provocative enough to motivate china to take further steps than they already have, even if they do strongly condemn this, because they continue to think that the united states through its perfectly legal joint military drills with south korea, they think that the united states shares the blame for escalating the situation. because it's training with south korean forces. perfectly legal under international law unlike the repeated north korea missile launches which are flagrant violences of the u.n. security law. the u.n. security council are taking north korea's side or at least showing more empathy for north korea than the rest of the international community and certainly the united states. you heard vladimir putin talking about the need for dialogue saying sanctions are a dead-end road. and that is somewhat similar to what the chinese have been
saying, although they have held up enforcement of the u.n. security council resolution. they have not bought north korean coal for months and plan to crack down along the ports of industry in regard to trade with north korea. >> will, thank you. i think i'm seeing you next hour as we look at the fascinating look inside north korea that you have ahead of the airing tonight at 10:00. both to you gentlemen on my right, i want to pivot, i know you have more to say on north korea, but while i have you on london, it is important to talk about the president and what he tweeted out. and how the message is being received by scotland yard and theresa may. he again tweeted, another attack on london by loser terrorists. these are sick and demented people who were in the sights of scotland yard, must be proactive. he's saying they knew more than they were letting on and could have prevented this. >> so the president -- >> not a good look for the u.k. >> first of all, we are supposed to have a special relationship with the united kingdom. that is very important for us in europe because so many of the
european countries are so suspicious of us in our foreign policy. we have always been able to lean on the u.k. as a sort of backstop of u.s. support abroad. but the more important thing here and i have talked to foreign policy analysts that like a lot of the policies that they're seeing out of the trump administration, but say that a key thing missing is the president's rhetoric. the president's rhetoric has not caught up to his policies to give further explanation so that there is more leadership coming from him to affect these policies. the other thing is when he badgers other countries this way via twitter or any other way, what he does is he creates a problem for his own policy. because these countries have their own domestic constituencies, their own voters, and so what the president did this morning with regard to london causes theresa may a problem. and she's supposed to be one of his closest allies in the region. while the president is using this for his own domestic purposes, he's causing himself long-term problems in his attempt to work with the u.k. to defeat jihadist terrorism. >> but in the message, david
sanger, is that he's -- we all see the reports this morning coming out of what has happened in the tube station, he's jumping on the conclusions, right? based upon however much he really knows. just suppose that with what he said right after charlottesville, which was this. >> you don't make statements that direct unless you know the fact. it takes a while to get the facts. you still don't know the facts. and it is a very, very important process to me. and it is a very important statement. so i don't want to go quickly and just make a statement for the sake of making a political statement. i want to know the facts. >> well, so much for general kelly's new initiative to review facts in the tweets before they go out. and it could turn out in the end that part or all of what the president said was right. but he had no way of knowing that at that time. we don't even know who this was. something else that strikes me,
think of what happened in those 12 hours. you would have the north koreans as david points out show that they could shoot something 2300 miles, get past guam. he's got a big strategic concern. >> yep. >> involving a missile, a known miscreant, says nothing about it, okay? and then we've got what was happening in the london subway, which is, you know, terrible, awful, particularly for the people there. this was a bucket bomb. this was not a terribly sophisticated attack. highly tactical. and it just makes you wonder whether he's focusing, i understand there's better imagery out of london where you could see it is a motive. >> doesn't it help to play to his base in the wake of daca? >> he's resetting the base who are concerned he's going back not to grant amnesty to the illegal immigrants. that's what the entire tweet storm this morning was all about. just to go to the remarks on
charlottesville that you played, one of the reasons the president got so much blowback at the time is because we know and have seen in the past, and he did it this morning, he comments withouti getting the facts and it has never bothered him before. >> as we go back to the archived footage, and as we do, david sanger, thank you so much. have a wonderful weekend. coming up, demanding an apology. president trump calling out espn today taking to twitter to say the sports network is paying a price for its politics. this as the white house stands by itself call for an espn host to be fired for calling trump on twitter a white supremacist. is the white house going too far? let's debate this, hear from both sides, next here on cnn. >> "cnn newsroom" is brought to you by classaction.com,
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welcome back. first it was the press secretary own now the president himself is lashing out over his tweets to jamil hill days after sarah sanders suggested hill be fired. the president took to twitter this morning and this is what he says, quote, espn is paying a really big price for its politics and bad programming. people are dumping it in record numbers. apologize for untruth. and moments ago sarah sanders weighed in again. >> reporter: are you or the president saying she should be fired. >> that's not a decision i'm going to make, that is something espn should decide.
i think it is a fireable offense based on the standard that espn has set themselves by saying that people that go too far and make political comments have been suspended from their own network. i think that that is a consistency that they should probably focus on. >> let's bring in our panelists, gentlemen, wonderful to have you both on. ed, you get the first one, this is what i was wondering, of all the pundits and commentators and columnists out there who went on record to call the president a racist, why do you think he chose to go after this particular incident? >> i was going to say, i was thinking as we were waiting to be on, ever since espn made chris berman do less coverage, i have tuned off espn. chris berman never played football and i like that. but i think espn is a private company and should be pressured by others like they are doing,
like the president's doing, in any way they want, but it's a private company. and sanders said, sarah said, it's a private company, they should have their own policies. i think they will pay a price with people, but look, i think the president is allowed to be annoyed. it is like as a conservative when senator flake writes a book that is really unpleasant, and then everyone says, well, he's a republican, get along. the president is mad at him. >> sure, i'm with you on him being allowed to be annoyed, but to your point of being a private entity, think to all the magazine covers, i think a couple in "the new yorker" and "the times" and the covers of magazines calling him a racist, why did it, you know, at the time, the white house, sarah sanders, vis-a-vis the president, demand the white editors be fired? >> i guess i had not thought of who the editors were or the colors were. part of this could honestly be that the president likes curt shilling. for those of us who watched him
get fired for saying something about the transgender bathrooms, it is like you had a standard there. i didn't know the other editors had said he's racist or white or black. i don't think that is the fact. i think it is more like -- the president loves this kind of stuff and loves the counter-punch. and this was a popular, this is a popular issue. it's gotten a lot of traction. and he's in the middle of it. he likes that. and i think more power to him, but i don't think espn has to fire him because the president says so. but let's see what happens. >> mark, how do you see it? >> a couple things. one, i'm sure he didn't consider race or the race of the editors as a factor. i think that is part of the extraordinary privilege of whiteness is not considering the race that it pays a part. and also you're right that it's a private company. it prohibits a member of congress or the member of the executive branch or employee of the executive branch influence
the employment of a person based on their political views. so when i hear the president encourage someone to be disciplined or fired for political views, that is not an egregious abuse of power, but also unseemly. and yet the president likes to counter-punch. out of all the people who have called the president racist in america, that they decided to kind of locate the power and focus on this one black woman that is troublesome to me. and there's another piece of pod in the room where people are calling donald trump racist and wrestling the fact that donald trump may be racist. that's the more fundamental issue we should be testing. let's test the truth claim, not whether or not he should say that. i think jemele hill had the right analysis or what she said was wrong. >> her analysis? come on. it is just something she's observed. my assertion back would be when i watched donald trump interacted with african-americans in houston.
when you see a man hugging and speaking with and kissing a baby, and they happen to be black, i say to myself, he's not a racist. you can't fake being a racist. >> why can't you? can you explain that to me? >> how can she observing him saying he's a white supremacist. she's allowed to do that. >> i didn't say that. i didn't say that at all. i didn't say she could say he's -- i said she could make an analysis. >> her analysis is he's a white supremacist. >> her analysis is by things he has done and hired, he has shown a strong connection to white supremacists. go back and read the tweet. she said, he's a white supremacist who is surrounded by white supremacist. >> he is a white supremacist is different than saying the people around him and the things he said make her thing he's got positions like that. that's a different argument. >> read the entire tweets. >> this points to charlottesville as an example of the whitz whit supremacists that
she gives. >> i'm pointing to another example and allowed to. i've seen the guy interact, and i don't see it solely either, but when i see pictures of him kissing an african-american baby and being around people, it doesn't look like someone who is thinking, and when he says to african-americans on the campaign trail, the democratic parties let you down, the school system is failing, why can't we do better. i think he sees a problem. >> the problem is he didn't get any black votes. is it possible to kiss a black baby and be racist? >> of course it is. that's not what i said, though. >> you used it as a piece of counter evidence. it is not counter evidence. they are not computing claims. i'm not disputing that donald trump kisses babies and gives photo ops. i'm disputing that what he says is inconsistent with white supremacists. >> we are talking about a reporter for espn who says and makes an assertion, which you have now conceded, that he's a
white supremacist based on what she saw. and i'm saying -- >> no, based on what he's done. >> that is not consistent with espn's previous conduct about saying people shouldn't be political. so whether she should be fired or not is up to espn. all i'm saying is if she gets to assert that she knows he's a white spremist, i'm saying what i observe is that a guy seems to like people of all different colors, and i think that is seeming like a neat thing. >> mark, you get the last word. i'm just listening to y'all. go ahead. >> you're misrepresenting jemele hill's position. she's not saying he's racist because i can see racism in his skin. what she's saying is based on his practices, his policy and who she has hired, the charlottesville example is an example of many that many of us have seen in regard to donald trump. there's a particular thing with donald trump to be racist? do i think donald trump is racist? absolutely. do i think he's a white supremacist? absolutely. it's not because of things he does and does not do.
it has to be spaced between the private sector and public sector for people to say it. you say it on the espn show it's inappropriate because it's a sports show. but if you say it on twitter, it is your right to do it. just like i say you can make the right to say what you say, even though they are unbased, you still have the right to make them. >> thank you for your perspectives. thank you, both. thank you, truly. ahead here on cnn, new details about president trump's oval office blow-up. his own attorney general jeff sessions is calling him an idiot to his face. and it is not the first time the president's anger has been directed to his own cabinet. and we are watching st. louis very closely. protests erupting there after a former police officer is acquitted in the shooting deaths of a black man. the national guard is standing by in case it gets out of hand. we'll take you live to st. louis, next. patrick woke up with a sore back.
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that he should resign. sessions called it the most humiliating moment he's had in years of public service, but this is not the first time the president lost his temper with top advisers. >> the president spent the full morning picking up the phone to call the head of the national park city. the president was mad about depictions of the size of the crowd at the inauguration. >> whether it is with the mexican president or the prime minister of australia, it sounds like from talking to sources who were familiar with the phone calls that these were some pretty testy exchanges. i talked to one source last night who said there were staffers inside the white house whose faces were turning white because they were aghast at some of the details. >> the president furious and frustrated as his son's e-mails dominated the headlines today. we are told donald trump believes it is all b.s. >> sources say their last phone call broke down in a shouting match with the president cursing at mcconnell.
>> people xlos to tclose to the general are saying to the new york time that is the president said he was dislocyal. >> i think my single greatest asset of any assets i have is my temperament. >> let's talk to christopher ruddy, a long-time friend of president trump. christopher, nice to have you on. >> thanks for inviting me, brooke. >> all right. so you saw the match-up of the multiple examples of times that the president has been a tad testy. straight up, does the man have a temper? >> i don't see him as a guy that goes into wild tantrums. most people would watch what you just showed on cnn and say that
is pretty refreshing, when they don't like something they get upset and give immediate feedback on how they feel. donald trump is not a pretend guy to say he likes something when he doesn't. and they are so used to the politically-correct speak that comes out of so many politicians. so i'm not really surprised about it. and i don't think, you know n the history of the country, a lot of presidential candidates and presidents were very behind the scenes to have wild moments in the oval office. so this is not that unusual. >> okay. but, yes, you are correct. so the man is direct. you can see that is refreshing, call it how he sees it, but scream at his ag and call him an idiot with other people present. is that presidential? >> well, it is not what we
typically see of presidents in the past, but this was a private conversation. and unlike previous administrations where private conversations were not leaked to "the new york times," i think that's what we're seeing that is very unusual here. you know, when donald trump calls someone an idiot, i think in the trump lexicon, that is not a bad thing. that could be a pretty good thing. remember, he called chuck schumer -- >> to do that so publicly. i know he's called crooked hillary and lyin' ted. >> he's a clown and became a pal. i think the president, obviously, jeff sessions wasn't so angry about it. he is still in his post. he kept his position. >> but he said it was the mideast humiliating thing that happened to him in years and years of public service. >> well, let's just clarify that. he never said that. that was a report of "the new york times" who spoke to people he spoke to. sounds like chinese whispers. if it was so bad, why is he
still there? usually, there's a lot of exaggeration. i think they are trying to make the president out to be a character caricature. i think the president is moving in the right direction. instead of focusing on something that happened in an oval meeting six months ago, let's start thinking about how to work together. that's what cnn should be talking about. >> how about working together? how about policy? you know, how about what is happening in congress? how about what is making some conservatives lose their temper? you were just talking about how he talked chuck schumer a clown and now they are pals. you laugh, but this is a president getting credit for it depending on how you talk to and how he's working closely with democrats on daca and immigration reform. chris, give me some insight, why is he -- shifting some strategy now and going to, as he refers to them, chuck and nancy?
>> he magnifies them and gets rid of them or closes them down. i think we saw the first eight months where things were not working well. approval numbers were trending down. he was not getting any major legislation through. and i think he felt, he didn't tell me this, but just reading between the lines here, that he needed a new strategy, new approach, and i think this big daca thing was a huge win for him in so many ways because he's getting the democrats to sign off on massive order funding. he was not going to be able to remove the daca people for a number of reasons. and i don't think he should have. and he's saying, look, it's not donald trump to deport all the young students and their families. >> even though that is what he promised to do on the campaign trail. i'm just saying. he made a promise on the trail to do one thing. >> yeah, well, i didn't agree with that position. i thought that illegal immigrants should stay in the
country. they should register and pay restitution. and i believe they should eventually be given a pathway to citizenship. the president doesn't agree with my position on that. but i think his position is not that far off. and i think this is the first step. and i think he wants -- americans across the board are demanding border security. they are really frightened anyone can walk across the border in the age of 9/11. and the fact that he's taking steps tooed that is really positive and good. >> to your point about chuck schumer and how maybe, chris, he was looking at the first eight months and seeing the approval ratings going down, seeing he didn't have anything massive on the scoreboard legislatively with republicans, do you think that it's even possible that the man just has good chemistry with chuck schumer, fellow new yorker, and maybe just doesn't entirely click personality-wise with the likes of mitch mcconnell and paul ryan? >> donald trump has a personality he can basically get along with anyone. and he's very charming in
person. very charismatic. i don't believe the stories he doesn't get along with mitch mcconnell or paul ryan. if there are issues they disagree on, there are ways in the directions and approaches and we're seeing that. the president has been very frustrated with the way the health care bill was done, the obamacare, and when you look at his approach on things, so i think right now he's in a bit of a honeymoon with chuck schumer and nancy pa low elosi. i don't think it necessarily means he doesn't get along with this one or that one. the press likes to play into the soap opera and try to make it a soap opera out of so many of these things. i don't think it is really there. >> chris ruddy, good friend of the president, that's the insight today and all things president trump. thank you, nice to have you on. >> great being on with you. >> thanks. we do have some breaking news here. we are talking about st. louis a moment ago.
protests erupting in the streets right now. following the acquittal of a former police officer. today, a judge found former st. louis police officer jason stokely not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black driver. ryan young is in st. louis for us right now. tell us what the protesters are telling you? >> reporter: brooke, this has been peaceful, but during the last segment there was a confrontation between the police and the protesters. i'm walking this way because we are standing in the middle of the protesters who were trying to get attention of the police. the police surrounded them with tossing them back and forth. this is the first time we have seen them with the riot gear on. and they are staging right here trying to block the road. there was a bus that was just in this direction. the protesters surrounded the bus and were not going to let it
throu through. she came down to reestablish the line. in fact, we will show you the video to see how the confrontation worked out between the bikes and the police officers. they were trying to make room. that didn't go very well. then all of a sudden people were getting arrested and sprayed with pepper spray. people started running. i'm going to walk you closer because this is what is happening now. police have got on their riot gear and standing here creating this line. you can see them all lying this direction. i'm going to bring my photographer this way lined up. they have created a circle and brought in the heavy equipment. don't forget, we are close to ferguson. there are a lot of unruly things in this crowd, people were upset. you can see this man showed up in a quuniform. you can see this lady here. this is a very mixed crowd here. but they are very upset and angry. and i can tell you when that pepper spray was sprayed here,
we really felt like they were going to lose control of the situation. those officers who are deployed on the bike have moved back in that direction. and now you can hear the people who are very upset. they are angry. and now they are yelling back to the officers. and you can see how the situation is happening. we are just in the middle of downtown. there's about a mile of the streets shut down. there are other people who are being told to shelter in place while this is going on. >> ryan, let me ask you as you're watching and we are all watching what is happening around you, let's go back to the story in 2011. this acquittal just happened today. tell me more about this acquittal. take me inside the courtroom. >> reporter: this is inside the conversation that a lot of people are having. this is happening in 2011, this finally went to court. and one of the things they did was, instead of having a jury trial, the judge decided to make a decision from the bench. a lot of people were watching this closely. one of the things that stands out to him is there was video involved in this. and at one point the officers heard on video saying, i'm going
to kill that n-word. and then the shooting happened. five shots fired. the prosecutors talked about the idea that one of the shell casings made it itself that car. and one of the things that stands out to people who are in this community is they absolutely believe that the officer planted a weapon inside the car. now, the officer said he did not. he believes the suspect had the revolve ar and they went back a forth on this conversation. now people believe it is not time when they are not getting justice. antonio french is the alderman from st. louis who told me he is tired of being tired. when will justice happen? of course, ferguson, michael brown, all that community is thinking about in terms of now you have another case just like this. think about the idea of the naacp has also marked this state as one that people should be worried about. so then when you look at all this, you see the pain and the anger. and then when you saw that pepper spray come and you saw people running to the officers, and you heard the names they were saying to each other, we
have that moment again where you had the explosion of ideals and of the emotion all happening out here in the streets once again. luckily, it's been able to calm down. protesters have been working extremely hard to not only manage themselves but manage the situation. but you can see now, as we come back this direction, look at this crowd. i mean, we're blocked off all the way down the street here with people everywhere. this is who showed up with signs. and you can see some of the signs they are holding. this is what has been going on for the last few hours here. like i said, it has been peaceful, but the one moment when the officers came in and the pepper spray was sprayed, we saw the explosion happen right here in the middle of the street. >> we are watching you from the skies and from the ground, ryan young. here's hoping it stays peaceful. these young folks just exercising their first amendment rights. we're going to keep a close eye on you and your shot in st. louis. thank you, sir, very much. quick break, we're back after this.
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real quickly, here are live pictures of the first lady with children at andrews joint base. let's talk about something we need to shed a light on. the u.n. secretary general calls it a humanitarian catastrophe. the human rights chief calls it a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. outrage over what is happening right now in southeast asia's myanmar. a pariah state turned democracy now facing accusations that armed government forces are attacking their own minority citizens, torching homes, killing men, women and children and forcing survivors to flee. these are the muslims, native to the buddhist country. they are often described as the most persecuted minority in the
world. alex field is live for us now in neighboring bangladesh where some 390,000 of these people have fled. we know myanmar's de facto leader found common ground with the party that tried to crush her. and that is a dislike of the people, why are the muslims so persecuted? >> reporter: and brooke, they were hopeful that under an su chi, their life would improve, but that's not the case. we are seeing the worst violence in the history of these persecuted people. look, this is a group of people that has been subject to recurrent violence. they are a minority muslim group in this predominantly buddhist country, but they are not regarded as citizens in myanmar. despite the fact that they have lived in that country for generations. myanmar still views them as
illegal immigrants from bangladesh. so they are not given the full rights of citizens. they don't have access to education, they don't have access to health care, their movements are restricted. there is a militant group that claims to fight for the expansion or attainment of the rights. they are the ones who stage an attack on border guards back on august 25th. in the attack, 12 police officers were killed. the military responded with a violent crackdown they say targets terrorists. but there's clear evidence emerging from myanmar they have targeted civilians. we are talking about a thousand deaths in myanmar since that violence broke out. and truly hideous stories of what is happening inside that country, brooke. b fires being set, familying trying to escape gunfire. we were 3 kilometers from the border with some 400,000 refugees have escaped with really nothing more than their lives, brooke. >> you and so many other of our colleagues have been filing news
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