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hello, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you are with us. like it or not, agree or disagree, the occupy movement is standing its ground. the stakes are getting higher. occupy protests are now global. protests in london, in frankfurt, even new zealand are expected this weekend. the calls for more protests are coming in from around the world. facebook pages like these are popping up everywhere. here in the u.s., these are just some of the cities where protests have taken place. as demonstrations enter their fifth week, you cannot deny these simple facts.
it is power in numbers. just look at the scenes here playing out all over the country. but f as this continues, protesters are increasingly being ordered out of public parks by city leaders who say they have rules to enforce. but protesters say it's a ruse to end their protest. in atlanta, occupy protesters have been camping out in a downtown park for the past week but have been ordered to leave by monday. in new york, protesters barely escaped a stand-off with police after being ordered to leave a park in manhattan. mayor michael bloomberg says the company that opened the park called off its decision to clean the park after it was bombarded with calls from public officials who threatened them. occupy wall street protesters seeing this as a big victory. susan candiotti is in new york city in the middle of it all. susan, how are the protesters reacting to this delayed cleaning of the park? >> reporter: well, they're thrilled. they are saying this is a check off the box victory for them because throughout the day they've been saying we've been
trying to keep this park clean and the effort to evict us under the guys, as they put it, of cleaning the park was simply an ear effort to shut down this protest. they said time and time again if we can't occupy this park there is no occupy wall street. that's why they're pleased to find out they can stay at least for now. here's what some protesters told me. >> it was awesome. absolutely awesome. to see the people support this in such a way. no, we're not going to move until we're ready to move. >> the more the city pushes back, the more the park pushes back, the more people will come. >> you can't expect people to be here on this cold ground with no type of covering, no type of sleeping bags and possibly survive. >> reporter: now the question is, randi, will this victory last? the people who own this park has
said that they still would like to get together some kind of a negotiation with the group here to work something out in hopes of getting them to leave permanently or temporarily. that much is unclear. we also heard that a number of public officials allegedly called the people who own this park overnight and allegedly threatened them with some sort of future action if they didn't back down. the people who own this park won't say who those officials are, but the mayor says he's looking into it. randi? >> i mean i'm looking at the crowd there behind you. they look pretty peaceful but from what i understand, 14 protesters were arrested today. is this still a peaceful protest? >> reporter: yes. about 14 people were arrested. there were some scuffles early on when people started to march around here. for the most part it's been peaceful. however, there have been some run-ins between some of the marchers and some of the police
and some difficulties between them. but for the most part everything here is peaceful. it still is a very active, busy park. i'd say as busy as it is on a normal day and certainly on the weekends when a lot more people can come out. but certainly more people appear to be here than there have been in the past. >> if they're not kick out, how long will they stay? >> referee: oh. randi? they will tell that you they're not going anywhere. they're prepared to dig in for the winter months. of course, it will be much colder an the conditions will clang but these are people who say that they want this movement to stick and they're not going anywhere. >> certainly sounds like they're pretty committed to this. susan candiotti in lower manhattan, thank you. if you fly, listen to this. you may not be as safe up there as you think. air traffic control mistakes, 166% up. within five miles of the airports, errors up 53%. scary information coming from
the government accountability office. they tell us they've seen a steep increase in the last three years. the faa says it is due to a new reporting system encouraging controllers to voluntarily report errors. in northwest china, a search is under way for a pilot missing after his fighter jet crashed during an air show. the plane went down in shaanxi province. cctv captured this video of the chinese-made jh-7 plunging into a nosedive before slamming into the ground. witnesses report seeing 1 of the 2 pilots eject from the plane but they say his pare chewed failed to open due to the low altitude. pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. no one on the ground was hurt. people are lining up across the country today to be the first to buy the iphone4s. doors opened at 8:00 a.m. at apple stores in the u.s. and worldwide. apple sold 1 million of the phones in the first 24 hours via its website. carriers at&t, verizon and for the first time sprint company unveiled the iphone 4s last week
one day before owner steve jobs died. what is next for the occupy wall street movement? a protesters will join us live next. but first, a shout-out to a true survivor. 33-year-old josh lash of kendallville, indiana. he was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer before age 5 and diabetes at age 11. he suffered a long list of site fekdz. b effects. but listen to this -- eight weeks ago doctors gave him a new stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney and stomach. five transplants in a seven-hour operation. for that, josh, you and your doctors at indiana university medical center are today's rock stars. ♪ do the walk of life ♪ yeah you do the walk of life ♪ the postal service is critical to our economy--
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traffic stop could lead to deportation. roman's family immigrated to alabama illegally ten years ago. today he likes hunting, lynyrd skynyrd and alabama football. if i didn't know better, i would say you are a good old boy. >> i've grown up with southerners my whole life. some people even call me a mexican redneck. >> reporter: yet he and hundreds of other alabama students are fleeing schools, their parents making plans to flee the state. others feel trapped. if you could speak to the people who passed this law, what would you say to them? >> translator: don't be selfish. we all have and want an opportunity. >> reporter: this 27-year-old immigrated to alabama illegally from mexico seven years ago. she and her husband say they can't move because she's almost seven months into a hi risk pregnancy and every day they stay they risk deportation.
they ask that their full names and faces not be revealed. >> translator: we are not stealing anything from them. simply asking them to let us work. >> reporter: families living in fear, children being pulled out of schools, was this the intent of this law? >> there's no intent for families to live in fear. >> reporter: state senator scot beeson led passage of the alabama law in the state legislature. he tells me the focus is on jobs. >> our responsibility is to the people of alabama. if there are other states out there who want to welcome an illegal workforce, displace their own workers, they should invite them down. >> reporter: meanwhile, roman says his dreams of graduation and college are fading. in his family's two-bedroom apartment the blinds are drawn and bags are packed ready to run if needed at a moment's notice. >> my parents gave me the option to stay. and i told them we came as a family, and we'll leave as a
family. >> reporter: david mattingly, cnn, birmingham. >> david mattingly joins us right now with some breaking news on this story that you just filed. >> just got this from the 11th circuit court of appeals. they were looking at the alabama law. they were looking at -- sorry about the -- out of breath. i ran to the studio. >> that's tough work here at cnn! >> the justice department was seeking to enjoin portions of this law because they believe it is uncontusional. the 11th circuit has decided to put a hold to enjoin certain parts of the alabama law, including the part that requires that proof citizenship be presented when a child is enrolled in school. that has been blocked. one thing that was not blocked, police still have the right to talk to feel stop people if they suspect that they are in the country illegally. so a very large portion of the law that's causing so much concern for families in alabama,
that is still in place. but the provision regarding the schools is not going to be in place at least for the near future. >> well i appreciate you running up all those flights of stairs to bring us that breaking news, david. i'll let you catch your breath and we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> thank you. right now we could have been telling you about a major confrontation or stand-off between new york city be police and occupy wall street protesters. but instead, protesters in manhattan are celebrating what they say is a victory. rather than clean-up crews sweeping through a vacated park in manhattan, this was the scene this morning. mayor michael bloomberg says the company that owns the park backed down with their protests to have protesters occupy the park. the movement is gaining influence. among those protesting and spending time down at wall street, business mogul russell simmons. he joins us now. russell, thank you so much for coming on the show. there are still critics who dismiss what is going on down there as a, "growing mob."
they're calling them shiftless with vague demands. i'm curious what you're seeing. >> you know, inspirational. creative. idealistic. idealistic. young people who want this country to be better. they're patriots who are working very hard to make a difference. and the truth is, truth is, they want one thing. they want the money out of washington. they want this country to be controlled by -- they want this country to be trolled by the people and not the corporations and special interests. it is crystal clear. >> russell, i know that you are actually offering to pay for the clean-up. there was some concern that these people might be kicked out of this park and they were trying to clean the park themselves actually yesterday. but what made you want to offer to pay for the clean-up so they could stay there? >> one thing.
this has been completely non-violent and i want it to remain that way. i think that the people here that are protesting are exercise their right to americans and i want to make sure that everything remained non-violent, non-confrontational. so i offered. but i came here last night and they were cleaning the parks themselves. >> what have they been telling you? how long do they plan to stay there? >> i think we all want to stay here until -- whether there's legislation or maybe even a constitutional amendment that says that the money is going to leave washington. we want the people to control the government, not the corporations and special interests. it's simple. every sign up here, whether it's about a prison, industrial complex or unions, no matter what it is, it all goes back. it all goes back to the fact that the corporations are controlling our government. my tax loopholes, hedge fund loopholes, all the money that could be going to education, even the war profiteers should
not have influence over our government. they should not. the people who elect them, this is a democracy. the people should control this government. pretty simple. the reason they are at wall street. >> do you feel as though -- some of the early criticism about this protest was that there wasn't any clear message, there wasn't any one leader. do you think that's important and has that evolved? >> i think -- i think come in every day -- i'm part of the 100%. i'm part of the 100%. i believe that these people are sick or suffering or if they don't have education, or health care, if i'm not paying enough taxes, i want to support them in an effort to make it a fair country and better union. >> russell simmons, really appreciate your time. i know it is a difficult situation there trying to do our interview so i certainly appreciate you hanging with us. thank you so much. >> it's my pleasure. thank you for having me. airline pilots, truck drivers and even members of the military all subject to regular
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low-income mothers, kimberly, we also have jeffrey toobin on the phone. how does a proposal like this affect women you work with who are struggling? >> well, it is just another indignity that i believe that the families that i work with have to suffer. they are subject to all sorts of scrutiny for every program that they're in and this is just another indignity. it is another way that we can disenfranchise these people an make them think that they're criminals. >> you say that this program -- you have said that this program sends a bad message. how so? >> well, it just sort of panders to the notion that some people have that people who are on support are drug addicts and are lazy and if they just quit using drugs and pick themselves up by their boot straps they can get into mainstream society. that's just not true.
a check is $292 a month for a mother and two children in missouri. if they get sanctioned, they'll lose $58 of that if they test positive for drugs. >> i want to ask our legal analyst jeffrey toobin. dozens of states are considering this. three states have already passed it. the aclu is fighting this. is there a legal precedent here? can this happen? >> well, the question of is it constitutional is a very separate question of is it a good idea. in terms of is it constitutional, there isn't a definitive ruling yet. but my sense is, it is. the government is free, usually, to attach strings when it gives a benefit. it can say, we want you to do certain things, fill out a form, to give you a benefit.
unreasonable that it is an unconstitutional strain. and since the government does have an interest in not wasting money and not subsidizing drug use, i think they could come up -- the government could come up with a reason that the courts would approve. >> and kimberly, in terms of why these states want to do this, many of these states say that, you know what? their budget -- just they're in trouble financially. they have to make some cuts. their budget is tight and this is one way that they believe that they can save money. so they have to cut somewhere. so what do you say to those people? what's wrong with cutting here? >> payment for the state of missouri is $124 million which is one-half of 1% of the state's $23 billion budget. so if we ran 2%, like florida is, how much do you think that's going to save? if you sank a mother, the money doesn't go back to the state.
that money is federal money and it has to go for tannif. the states are using all these general revenue dollars to catch these people -- and there aren't that many out there as most states have found. and the general revenue dollars are costing taxpayers money. the tannef savings will not go back into the general revenue. it is restricted. it is federal money. >> jeff, is there anything that these folks can do to say, i'm not going to get tested and i expect to get my welfare check? >> probably not. except go to court and i don't think that's successful. they could elect representatives who change the law. but in terms of going to court, the state has a lot of power in how to dole that money. and even if it is financially not a very good deal for the taxpayers, if they wine up paying more money in drug tests and litigation, that's a decision that the state can make
usually. and courts basically leave it to elected officials not intervene themselves. >> many thanks to you both. cockpit confusion. a frightening final moments before air france 447 crashed into the atlantic ocean. but first, eight years ago today the chicago cubs were five outs away from advancing to the world series when a foul ball was hit near this man, steve bartman. now usually this would be a thrill, but not this day. we don't have the video. but he was blamed for disrupting a potential catch which some fans say triggered the cubs' collapse. guy was vilified for trying to catch a foul ball in foul territory. now that's a shame in history. good. you like trees. well, i like climbing them, but i've never been one. good point. ( captain ) this is your captain speaking. annie gets to be the princess. oh... but she has to kiss a boy. and he's dressed up like a big green frog !
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interview? >> he basically makes no apology for printing the final parts of the cockpit voice recording. he wouldn't tell me where he got it from. he said he'll never release that information. even though he has been strongly condemned by air france who say they have their complete disapproval and the bea, that's the french equivalent of the ntsb. bea says they strongly condemn the disclosure which shows a lack of respect for the memory. he makes no apology. he told me that understanding this crash and giving a full picture of what happened was essential and that's why he did it. >> did he seem at all concerned? we know that the french investigators are upset that he's releasing this had, but what about the snams did famili? >> we haven't heard from the families on this. frankly, i suspect the families have known a lot of what this is all about. you know, we've actually known
what happened in the cockpit in the most general terms. in the important terms of what the pilot actually did, the input they did to the controls, pulling back when they perhaps should have pushed forward. those sorts of things. we've known that for some months now since the recordings. what this does is add certainly a lot more understanding to it but what it really does give us an indication of the confusion that took place during those crucial moments. >> so it doesn't really change the investigation. then how would you sum up really what this is all about? >> well, that's the point. it doesn't change what happened and knowing what happened. but what it will change, this cockpit voice recorder, along with other crashes, is -- the investigation is going to focus on how men and women fly modern
airliners, the so-called crn, the relationship between the crew, the relationship between the crew and aircraft, are they being bombarded with too much information. when things happen, they happen fast, how do they react, what do they train to deal with. that's where this is going to go. and if you read this transcript, what comes clear is that confusion. basic flying skills is what this will come down to. so a long way of saying basically, a rethink in many ways about the way pilots are trained. >> yeah, it is just chilling to read some of those quotes from this pilot. i can only imagine what they were going through. richard quest, appreciate your time and look forward to your interview with the author. thank you. if you're watching morning television, chances you are heard this. >> it's been a rough month. i h i've been brutal identifies, chewed up, beaten up in the press.
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before the break, we asked you if the white house has solar panels. in 1979 president carter installed white house solar panels. president reagan took office two years later and one of his first moves was to order those solar panels removed. now in 2010, president obama promised to install them some time that year but as of now the white house remains panel-free. in july, cnn polling showed that 50% of republicans wanted texas governor rick perry to run
for president. a month later he joined the race and jumped quickly to the top of the polls. but a funny thing happened on the way to his potential nomination -- shaky debate performances and the unexpected rise of herman cain have led to a slide. take a look at this cnn poll of polls. it averages the four national polls taken in october. perry's now the choice of only 14% of republicans putting him a distant third. with a caused his slide and what can he do to recover? it is all "fair game." joining me, the associate dean of the georgetown university school of study joining us from baltimore, and maria cardona joins us from washington. is this as simple as blaming these debate performances? >> i think it is more of a cumulative effect. i think the weak debate performances have certainly solidified in voters' mind and especially in conservative republican voters' minds two things. the first one is that he's perhaps not ready for prime
time. he was not well prepared and even physically he didn't even seem like he wanted to be at these debates especially the last one. but number two, i think it also solidified in their minds that he perhaps wasn't the conservative knight in shining armor that they were looking for, especially on issues that are so important to them in terms of immigration and the hpv vaccine and others. in their minds he is not the conservative standard bearer. so i think that cain's rise has more to do for their desperate search of the romney alternative than it does with anything else. >> christopher, you want to weigh in there? >> well a couple of things. i think in terms of perry, there are a couple of problems rel difficult to perry. i think he should absolutely go after cain. the tag line here is 999. are you out of your mind. i mean that's really the tag line really because what's going to happen is that that is going to be a tax increase. but as it relates to perry, a couple of quick things that he needs to do. first of all, move away from any of this discussion about
religion. i heard what his wife said. not a winning issue. second of all, as it relates to the debate performances, i have just kind of one piece of advice there for his team. on the debate performances, call me, guys. i can help you out. on the third piece of this relative to his whole conversation, he has to now make sure that romney is not seen as the presumptive winner and i think he's started to do that with all perry all the time this morning. >> well, yeah. in fact he made some news today about coming out with his energy plan. take a look at this. we have a description of what the plan looks like, what are some points he wants to make with it. when you look at that do you see anything new here, maria, in this plan or is this just more drill, baby, drill? >> yeah, exactly. i came up with three things when i heard about supposed 1.2 mil
jobs that will be created will not surface until seven years from now. i'm sorry, but americans can't wait seven years for a real job creation plan. where's your job creation plan to create jobs now, governor perry? because this is not it. the second one is to your point -- this could have been written by sarah palin. it is absolutely a modern day drill baby drill. >> ouch. >> and thirdly, this shouldn't surprise anyone because this is coming from a candidate who's almost a fully-owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industry. >> christopher, i know you want to respond to this one, for sure. >> well, couple of things. i don't think it could have been written by sarah palin but for different reasons. but in any event, i think relative to perry, i think maria's partially right in the sense that what he has to do, is he has to have a conversation about jobs. he is the job creator in the state of texas. at least that's the way that he's branding himself. so let's have these conversations about jobs. let's focus on jobs.
and by the way, use his wife as a very effective tool on the campaign. let's do that. those are some of the things that he needs to do. but from a substantive standpoint he has got to hit hard on jobs and the economy and he simply isn't doing that. >> well, he certainly seemed like he was attempting to do that a little bit today, to get out there at least. but thank you both, christopher, maria, appreciate it. just a reminder -- tuesday night live right here on cnn, the republican candidates for president gather in las vegas to debate the issues and sway voters. the western republican presidential debate on cnn, tuesday night, 8:00 eastern. the victims of america's killer clown are being dug up. how new technology may help investigators finally identify all his victims. a look at this real csi next in crime and consequence. but first, a look at one of "money" magazine's top jobs in america. >> being a tech geek can boot up
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of 32 young men, he buried inn under his house, his yard, even tossed them in a nearby river. he was put to death in 1984. the cook county sheriff's office the latest dna technology will put names and faces to the unknown remains. for today's crimes and consequence, cook county sheriff tom darden joins us. why were these eight bodies never identified in the first place? >> randi, it's hard for a lot of us to fully remember that there was a time before computers, before dna and back in 1978 they had none of that and so the only way to identify people back then was through dental records and what we're already finding out was one of the things we assume might be the problem was that there were people that came forward back then thinking that maybe it was one of their loved ones but in the one scenario we've already had play out, he had perfect teeth. had he never gone to a dentist so there were no dental records.
in another case we had pop up, too, the dentist retired and he destroyed all his dental records. so in those cases you're left with nothing in those families at the time were told there's nothing we can do for you. well now we can. >> have you exhumed some of these remains or are you in the process of doing that? how does that work? what's the next step with the families? >> randi, what we did was is we exhumed the remains of the victims about a month and a half ago -- two months ago. we sent them down to the university of north texas where they have been very kind to us. for free they have done the dna analysis. so we have the dna right now as we speak on all eight of the unknown victims. what we need now is the match. families to come forward so we can match them to the loved one and talking to the media, it's been very helpful. just yesterday i was on cnn and i got called by my office on my way back out -- from the studio saying right after we got done with the cnn segment, we had six
people call in and we got two good leads off of those. we've been out actively investigating. we've met with some families. we have at least two cases we think are very, very promising that we feel we might have the families already. >> i know there was a stigma earlier on there was a stigma. you felt it related to this case. do you think that's changed? >> it has. it's one of those things when randi are asking me isn't this going to be problematic that 30 some years later? they said it is actually somewhat the converse that because things have changed so much since -- in the last 30 years the stigmas that would have kept people from wanting to know what happened to their loved ones have fallen away. whether it was drug addiction, alcohol addiction, there was questions about homosexuality, those are not stigmas that they were back in '78. so i think it's opened up a lot of people to come forward who wouldn't before and we've been getting a lot of hits. some of the ones they specifically have said mom did not want to pursue this, mom did
not want to go down this road, and mom's either passed away and siblings are now coming forward to us or mom is now changed her opinion on this. >> i bet it would mean so much to these families if you can try and help identify these victims. thomas dart with the cook county sheriff's office, thank you so much. those interested in giving a dna sample can contact the cook county sheriff's office at 1-800-942-1950 or just go to cookcountysheriff.com. in another crime case, the second suspect now guilty. the brutal home invasion that shocked a nation and tore apart a family. first on a lighter note -- what's up with all these remakes of classic films? there's talk of a remake of "greece" and even "dirty dancing." but after the remake of "footloose," they might want to think twice. for '80s puris this is absurd. that's why the we make's 15 minutes are up before they even began. and to drive this all home for
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before getting into this next story, i need to warn you. you are about to hear the graphic and emotional details of a horrific crime that drew worldwide attention and sparked a broader discussion about safety in the home. after a three-week trial, joshua komisarjevsky has been found guilty on all counts for his role in the murders of three innocent women. jennifer hawk petit and her daughters, 17-year-old haleigh petit and 11-year-old mikaila. the youngest was molested before being killed. steven hayes, the other defendant to stand trial for the
time was sentenced to death in december 2010. here's more on what took place in that connecticut home four years ago. >> reporter: it's the middle of the night. july 23 middle of the night, july 23rd, 2007. suspect steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky are inside the petit home. police say komisarjevsky goes upstairs, surprises the girls and their mother, tieing them to their beds. they then search the house for money. around 7:00 a.m., four hours after they entered the house, steven hayes leaves to buy a few jugs of gasoline. that's him paying for it. captured on the security camera at this gas station about four miles from the house. "in session" reporter, beth karas, followed case. >> they had already planned to do something with the gasoline
or hayes wouldn't have set out to buy four gallons of gasoline. >> reporter: when hayes returns, both then find a checkbook reportedly showing more than a $20,000 balance. with threats, they force mrs. hawke-petit to the bank. you're watching a wife, a mother, in a desperate attempt to save her family. that's jennifer hawke-petit on that bank security camera video in a small town of connecticut. her husband,eaten, bound, and gagged, is being held hostage along with her two daughters, michaela, 11, and hayley, 17. mrs. hawke-petit says that she needs to withdraw $17,000. ransom money. she tries to remain calm. one of the two suspects, steven hayes, is waiting outside. the teller alerts the bank manager who quietly calls 911. >> we have a lady who is in our
bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000. but if the police are told, they will kill her children and her husband. she is petrified. >> minutes later, mrs. hawke-petit leaves the money with the ransom money. >> they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. she's walking out now. she's walking out now. >> reporter: police are dispatched to surround the house. they are ordered not to approach the house. it's protocol in a hostage situation, police will explain later. they also say they had no reason to believe anyone was in immediate danger. >> i think they get criticized either way and i know that this is something that is going to haunt them for the rest of their lives.
>> reporter: what police don't know is that joshua komisarjevsky has already sexually assaulted the youngest daughter, michaela. true crime author, brian mcdonald, received letters from komisarjevsky after the attack. >> he said that he masturbated on her. he took her clothes off and masturbated on her. and then he made her take a shower afterwards. >> of the two men, hayes and komisarjevsky, the picture has been painted, based on the evidence that we know about, that komisarjevsky was the one who did it more for a thrill. >> reporter: when hayes returns from the bank with michaela's mother, komisarjevsky insists hayes, quote, get his hands dirty, by sexually assaults mrs. hawke-petit. while police are outside, he rapes and strangles her. by now, it's nearly 10:00 a.m.,
seven hours of terror. >> joshua komisarjevsky will be sentenced for his crime on october 24th. watch my special tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. eastern time right here on cnn. on a much lighter note, every day on this show we look at a lighter side, and alex torres is a skydiving instructor but also a porn star. the partner was the skydiving school receptionist. i will spare you the video of the achbl they reportedly started having sex on the airplane and then jumped out of the plane and continued. no crimes are expected because everyone is of age in the video and no one complained about public nudity.
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political reporter. let's talk politics. what is this, another candidate about talking about skipping the debate? >> reporter: no doubt. just hours ago, jon huntsman announced he will not come here on tuesday night to participate in the western republican presidential debate. huntsman, instead, is going to spend all of his time, randi, up in new hampshire, a state that he admits is crucial to him winning the nomination. if he does win it. appearing on stage with his seven other rivals is going to hold a town hall up in new hampshire. clearly, he's putting it all on the line. he moved his campaign headquarters recently and is skipping this debate. jon huntsman putting it on the line now. randi? >> is that the only reason that he's skipping the debate, is to
skip new hampshire? >> reporter: what he's hanging on, randi, and the unique role in the nominating process, that's what he's saying rarks. >> huntsman was even announcing that he would enter this race and doesn't seem as though he's broken through. is this part of what he's trying to do here? >> reporter: about 1, 2, 3%, depending on what poll and day it is. he's doing better in the new hampshire polls. when you look at the nominating calendar, jon huntsman thinks that he can appeal to the type of conservatives that will vote in the new hampshire primary.
he certainly can't win iowa. he's given up here in nevada. he won't be here at the venetian resort. >> mark preston, thank you. just a reminder, on cnn live on tuesday, the western republican presidential debate, cnn, tuesday night, don't miss. 8:00 eastern. that will do it for me. have a great weekend, everyone. cnn "newsroom," brooke baldwin, picks it up from here. >> hi, randi. good to see you. we are awaiting president obama to speak in detroit, michigan. as soon as we see him step behind the podium, we'll bring it to you live. in the meantime, let's get you caught up on everything taking place. rap if i had fire. let's go. handcuffs filling the streets. protesters speaking out about wall street and corporate greed. dozens under arrest, including 14 people in new york alone.
and just into us, some brand-new ireport video from wall street. the guy who shot this claims police ran over someone's leg in this video and then slammed his face into the street. let's look at live pictures out of new york. who is paying for these protests? i'll speak with the man who sl in charge of getting the cash. defense minister under fire for allowing a guy to advise him even though not on the government payroll. he blurred the line between work and his personal life. mitt romney has given his plan for jobs. now rick perry is taking his turn. >> i'll work to open up alaska's abundant resources to oil and gas exploration, including the
petroleum plan of alaska. >> he says his plan would create over one million jobs and insists america will not be held hostage when it comes to oil. the much anticipated iphone 4s now on sale all around the country. one of the first guys in line, apple's co-founder steve wozniak. >> people say, i'll order it have it come to my phone. they give up on the sacrifice, wait for the event. no, not me. the sacrifice makes it more to me. >> got to get there in person, he says. apple sold more than one million of these phones in the first 15 minutes. the cost of the phone, you ask, somewhere between $200 and $400 a pop. >> a missing 10-month-old baby girl and the family is getting desperate.
>> 911 works. we're hanging in there. thank you very much. and just keep praying. please, please, please. >> a man who is saying he's a cousin is speaking. investigators are looking through a wooded area. the family releasing home video of little lisa irwin hoping that this will help. a permanent black marker used to cover a shaved spot. a junior high school texas student. you can see the bottom line. look closely. there is a bottom line. two parts filled in on his head. the school told him his air cut violated the school's dress code so instead of calling the mom, the assistant principal went in and filled in the design with a sharpie. here's what william's mom had to say. >> if the parent gives you the okay to do that, then it's okay. but to take the initiative and say, i'm going to color in his
head with a permanent marker, that was very disrespectful. >> school superintendents said that they won't be handling hair violations again in this way. the new doomsday date is set for october 21st. at least that's what hard camping is predicting this time. he said this on his radio recording. i really am beginning to think as i restudy these matters that there's going to be no dig display of any kind. the end is going to come, very very quietly. harold camping. four a fourth year, several bulls will be chasing after hundreds of people in this tiny town called cave creek. look at them go. the event is still taking place starting today. we're told that the bulls are better tempered and slower than
the ones in pamlona. i've got a lot to cover in the next two hours, including this for the first time, making some people furious, i'm brooke baldwin, the news is now. new details in a shooting in a california salon. what we're learning about the angry ex-husband accused of opening fire on a beauty shop full of customers. we're live in seal beach. occupy wall street spreads. but how are they raising money if they are against big banks? we'll talk live to an investment banker turned protester who is getting money for the movement. then, in case you missed it, the house has just passed a new bill that would let some hospital staff say no to performing an abortion, even if it means saving a woman's life.
i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. we are just getting a briefing out of seal beach, california, new details on the mass slaying at a hair salon in orange county on wednesday. the suspect in custody, see him right there on the right side of your screen. his name is scott decry. he was locked in a child custody case with his ex-wife. there are eight victims. there is new information coming. what have you learned? >> reporter: well, brooke, the
news conference is going on right now as we speak, but the orange county district attorney just said that scott will be facing eight counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances. also, one count of attempted murder. there is one person in critical condition for what he calls the deadliest massacre in orange county's history. now, he called, brooke, scott decry a methodical and merciless killer. he said the motive for this massacre was simply revenge, revenge for a custody battle that he was locked in with his wife, his ex-wife michelle, who was also killed in this deadly rampage. he described it in detail, brooke. he said that decry premeditated this crime. he wore a bullet-proof vest, carried three firearms into the salon that he actually stopped to reload his gun and that he
wasn't satisfied in killing his ex-wife but continued killing many other people in that salon, one by one. he said it was a two-minute rampage and that he went down the row shooting people in the head and in the chest, that he didn't stop there. that on his way out of the salon, he shot a man who was sitting in a range rover as well. again, he says the motive for this, simply revenge over a custody battle, brooke. >> i know this area referred to often as a mayberry by the sea, now you have eight in a day. there was a candlelight vigil at seal beach. i imagine people there are still in shock. >> many of the people knew the victims there, including the owners of the salon and people
gathered to try to console one another. this is a beach town and things like this don't normally happen. people are trying to cope with it as best they can. >> thelma, thank you so much. in the meantime, the president is up on stage. quickly, before we listen to him on the stage, his visitor in washington, president lee. take a listen. >> economic comebacks that we've ever seen. so president lee knows what it is like to go through tough times. he knows what tl is like when folks counted you out and to make a big comeback. so with that i want to welcome president lee to detroit and have him say just a few words.
[ applause ] >> thank you. >> translator: folks, i'm a little bit shorter than president obama, so i'm going to adjust the microphone. i hope you'll understand. well, first of all, ladies and gentlemen, it's a great pleasure visiting your factory here in detroit, along with one of my closest friends, president
[ applause ] ladies and gentlemen, before i came here to sea, i had a brief tour of the factory and i heard about the history and the danger of how this factory was on the brink of being closed but now, as you can see, we have people working here and remaining good looking and president obama is the happiest man to see this fact industry to be so energetic and enthusiastic. [cheers and applause ]
>> south korean president lee speaking there with his detroit lions hat on at an assembly plant in michigan. you see him on stage. he referred to president obama as his closest friend and a trade agreement reached not only with south korea but colombia hoping to create 70,000 jobs. we'll go back to this event as we see president obama take the microphone back. in the meantime, let's move on and talk about occupy wall street. denver, san diego, new york, all seeing arrests at these
protests. business mogul, russell simmons, joined the protests this morning. he also just spoke with cnn live in the last hour. we'll hear from him in a moment. al gore has thrown his hat into the ring with the protesters. what exactly do the protesters want? coming up in two minutes, we'll breakdown the cause. stay right here. mary? what are you doing here?
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football on the mind. this is tigers' hat, not lions. there are protesters filling the streets in new york and they are blocking traffic, knocked over a police scooter and turned over trash baskets. but it's video like this that has some people concerned. this is an ireporter video from new york just this morning. according to an ireporter, it shows a new york city police officer allegedly running over the leg of one of these observers. you can hear the man screaming in the video. protesters said that they were ready to be arrested, including hip-hop pioneer, russell simmons. >> i'm part of the 100%. if these people don't have education, health care, not paying enough taxes, i want to
support them in an effort to make it more fair and a better union. >> simmons, interestingly enough s. in the very financial industry that he's criticizing. he's founder of the uni-rush. the fees are $3.95 to $14.95 one time fee and then $9.95 monthly fee for one plan. we told you about the 14 arrests in new york city. seattle police making ten arrests after protesters refused to leave a park. and in denver, 23 arrests for unlawful conduct and disobeying a curfew for state-owned land. now you can see this man detained. colorado state police dressed in riot gear began clearing out
protesters near the capital building. perhaps you're wondering, as some of us were, exactly how the occupy wall street protesters have been able to pay for their month-long demonstration in new york. it turns out, many of them are using the internet and we pay. it's a program that process the fees. "we pay" co-founder is joining us live from palo alto. before we talk "we pay" specifically, what is it that occupy wall street folks are trying to raise money for? >> for housing, food, clothing. we've had over 200 accounts set up for various purposes. it's a wide spectrum of reasons. >> and part of the premise here, occupy wall street rallying against the big banks, they need a way to fund their efforts. >> they don't turn around and
turn to a big bank. so that's where you and your buddy come in. explain what wepay is. >> it's the hassle-freeway to accept payments online. we make it easy for every day consumers to get up easy, whether they have their own website or are technical. i think our kind of company resonated with occupy wall street because we provide a pleasurable user experience and deeply care about our customers. we want them to be successful in what they are trying to do and a lot of companies in our space are mormon know lit thick and less inhumane. >> part of this story, i know you and your cope co, what attracted you two this movement? >> we have watchers who watch us
for certain purposes and the movement found us. we didn't find them. the reason they found us is because we've really made our corporate mission and our marketing message about empowering users to do great things and providing a platform to collect money for what they want to collect money for and that's a very different mission and companies exclusively on the bottom line. >> i know occupy wall street is growing not only nationwide but across the country. there has been criticism and it continues to be as recent as heard from former president bill clinton. the movement needs one clear message. do you agree with that? >> we tried, you know, to stay out of supporting it one way or another. our basic mission is to provide a platform for people to raise money about what they are passionate about. we have been very conscious
about keeping our personal opinions out of -- keeping them out of the way of people using our platform. and so i may have my opinions about the messagesing and what they should or shouldn't do but i've been conscious it making sure that we provide our customers with. >> richard, thank you. i appreciate it. now let's turn to the president. >> three proud words "made in america." [ applause ] and that's why one of the first decisions that i made was to save the u.s. auto industry from collapse. [ applause ]
there were a lot of politicians that said it wasn't worth the time or the the money. there are politicians that still say that. well, they should come tell that to the workers here because two years ago it looked like this plant was going to have to shut its doors. all of these jobs would have been lost, the entire community would have been devastated. the same was true for communities all across the midwest. [ applause ] so we made a deal with the auto companies. we said, if you're willing to retool and restructure, get more efficient, get better, get smarter, then we're going to invest in your future because we believe in american ingenuity and we believe in american
workers. and today i can stand here and say that the investment paid off. [ applause ] the hundreds and thousands of jobs that have been saved made it worth it. an american auto industry more profitable and competitive than its been in years made it worth it. [ applause ] the taxpayers are being repaid. plants like this are breaking out groundbreaking fuel-efficient cars like the sonic, one and only of its kind made and sold in the united states of america. [ applause ] and for folks that haven't tried
it, you ought to sit in that car. there's a lot of room. even for a tall guy like me. i felt pretty good. they took away the keys, though. the secret service wouldn't let me. i checked in the dashboard. it wasn't there. now, here's the thing. we live in a global economy and that means most of the potential customers for american companies like gm won't just be here in the united states, they will be all around the world. and the more goods and services we sell abroad, the more jobs we create here at home. in fact, every $1 billion in exports support thousands of american jobs. and that's why i set a goal of doubling our exports and that's a goal that we're on track to meet. that's why we work with panama
and colombia as well as south korea, to work on outstanding issues with these trade agreements and that's why i pushed congress to pass them as soon as possible. korea is one that is critically important because, understand, korea has 50 million people. it's one of the fastest growing countries in the world. it's one of our closest allies and our closest friends. and president lee and i talked about this when we had dinner the other night, our trade is basically balanced between the united states and korea. they biuy as much stuff from us as we buy from them and that's how free trade is supposed to be
a hyundai guy and korea has fords and chef vees made right here in the united states of america. [ applause ] and the other thing that happened was, this took a little longer than some people expected because i wasn't going to sign this trade deal. president lee wasn't going to either. we had to work hard to reach an understanding. it's like a scene fortunately a gm dealership where folks are negotiating with the heated seat and the extended warranty. and when all is said and done, president lee and i walked away with a trade agreement that is a win-win for both countries. [ applause ] here in the united states, this
trade agreement will support at least 70,000 american jobs. it will increase exports and boost our economy by more than our nine last trade agreements and as i said, the good thing is, we have a balanced situation. it's not just a matter of folks sending a bunch of stuff here. koreans are also buying a bunch of products. that's what makes it a win-win. [ applause ] and by the way, i also held out on sending this agreement to congress until they promised to renew a law called the t.a., the trade adjustment assistance, which helps workers who have been affected by the global competition, so that they are able to help transition. now, it's because of all of these benefits that this trade agreement won the support of
business and labor. from automakers to auto and from democrats to republicans. that doesn't happen very often and it was good to finally see both parties in congress come together and pass legislation that is good for the american people, an agreement that will build on our own economic relationship that is for years to come but at this plant the capacity for us to exchange ideas and technologies and systems, which will improve productivity on both sides. nearly a decade ago, when a korean business p went bankrupt, it was general motors that tep stepped in and saved that company, now known as gm dor
korea. and it was they who helped make the chevy sonic possible and these 17508 jobs. so the united states and korea are going to lead to more jobs and more opportunity for both nations. and by the way, it's not just in the auto industry. they are creating jobs in michigan with lg planning to make lithium batteries and suspension modules in detroit and opening a new research and development center for brakes and steering. in korea, american businesses are going to be pursing those
same investments and opportunities. so it's truly a win-win for everybody involved. i just want to say thank you to president lee for his cooperation and for his leadership. i want to thank the members of congress who fought so hard to get this done, especially the delegation from this state. i want to especially thank the people of detroit for approving that, despite all the work that lies ahead, this is a city where a great american industry is coming back to life and the industries of tomorrow are taking route and a city where people are dreaming up ways to prove the skeptics wrong in the motor city's history and that's why i came here today because for every cinic saying that it can't be done, there are folks saying, yes, we can.
[ applause ] yeah, times are tough and they have been tougher in detroit than anywhere else. but we've made it through tough times before. we do not quit. we rolled up our sleeves. we remembered our history and we said that there is nothing that we cannot do when we're willing to do it together. you are a testimony to the american spirit. these cars are a testimony to the american spirit. and if we can take that same spirit and apply it across the board to all of the challenges that we face, there is nothing that we cannot do. god bless you and god bless the united states of america. thank you. >> president obama firing up the crowd there at a general motors assembly plant. they are shaking hands as they leave that stage. he kept reiterating the point
that the south korean trade deal is a win-win for everyone. they are a good friend of the u.s., good ally. specifically, he said what will come of this deal, american exports ln will be increased. he said we need to see more tags "made in america". guilty is the verdict for a man accused of killing a mother and her two young daughters in their home. >> i thought he was a lying soesh pat thick personality and probably at this moment doesn't think he's guilty of anything. >> that was the father of the family speaking out after the trial, dr. william petit. we'll hear from him in a moment. and the report that heard the guilty verdict and how the jury
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komisarjevsky guilty of all counts of the home invasion and murder of a mother and her two young daughters. now the only survival of the invasion is speaking. >> reporter: four years, two months, and 21 days since the chilling murder of his wife and two young daughters. he sums up his feelings. >> there's a bigger sense of relief because we've been through the two trials so there's a little bit less of the unknown at this point. >> reporter: in court, members of the petit family cried during the verdict. the defendant, joshua komisarjevsky, guilty on all 17 counts. the jury finding he intended to kill the family after spotting 11-year-old michaela in a parking lot with her mother and then following them home.
>> i always thought that this was sexual predatation. >> reporter: during the trial, they had to listen to komisarjevsky talk about the fixation and subsequent molestation on his daughter michaela. he showed no remorse and turned and yawned as he was led out of court. >> i thought from the beginning that he was a lying sociopathic personality and probably at this moment doesn't think he's guilty of anything. he's convinced himself of that, i suspect. >> reporter: the same jury will now decide whether komisarjevsky gets the death penalty. as for dr. petit, he says he has occasionally moments of peace but hasn't thought about what's next. >> it's not clear to me that time heals all wounds, but you form some kind of scars or a
jagged hole in your heart, you smooth out the edges a little bit and you just take it one day at a time. >> reporter: deborah feyrick, cnn. >> joining me on the phone is helen. we've talked to you before, followed your tweets. you were inside the courtroom as all 17 counts were red. spring boarding off of deb's piece, she mentioned that komisarjevsky yawned. did you see that? >> he did. it was an odd moment because, as you can imagine, we were all looking to see if there would be any, any reaction from joshua komisarjevsky and there didn't seem to be much of any. it sort of felt like he was unaffected by what happened there. >> and then you also tweeted that the petit and hawke families look drained but relieved. what do you mean?
>> again, as you can imagine, it was an incredibly intense moment there as the jury was giving their verdict and as they answered guilty on all 17 counts but as she answered guilty, guilty, guilty over and over again, there seemed to be a sense of relief in the room, especially coming from the family's side of the room. >> and as, you know, all 17 counts were read, did the members of the jury -- did they make contact with komisarjevsky at all, or the family? >> i didn't notice them making eye contact with komisarjevsky but i did notice several members of the jury making contact with the family. and many did look over to the family. >> and he said this trial compared to the steven hayes
trial was more difficult because of komisarjevsky's -- i don't know if the word is fixation, familiarity with michaela, is that right? >> that is right. i think that's the perfect word, fixation. because throughout the trial, when we heard from joshua komisarjevsky himself in the audio statement to police, it was clear he was fixated on michaela from the beginning and made these statements that they locked eyes, that he felt some sort of camaraderie with michaela and that she understood why they were there. this was an innocent 11-year-old girl who was brutalized and terrorized. and this man tried to justify it. >> the penalty phase begins october 24th. steven hayes, death penalty. we'll wait and see if
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private chen's family laid him to rest yesterday. the freedom watchers were there in new york city as private chen's family gathered to say good-bye to their 19-year-old soldier. 19. the army wouldn't discuss chen's death with us but pentagon spokesman told cnn, "we treat people with respect in the military, in uniform, and in particular when you don't you're held accountable." he went on to say, that it's not tolerable to harass or bully anyone in the military. we take those allegations very seriously and they are followed up and people are held accountable because that is the right thing to do. that somebody would be driven to kill themselves as a result only makes it that much worse of a case because every suicide is a loss for the department that we can't recover.
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a reporter, the failure to report suspected child abuse. the grand juror charged bishop finn with a class a misdemeanor, a failure of mandated reporter, punishable under section 558.011.5. and specifically the charges read until that on hour become december 16th of 2010 and may 11th of 2011, in the county of jackson, state of missouri, the defendant was a mandated reporter and had reasonable cause to suspect a child may be subject to abuse due to the following things. previous knowledge of concerns regarding father rat began and children. the discovery of hundreds of
photographs of children on father ratigan's laptop, including a child's naked vagina, upskirt images and focuses on the crotch area and violations of restrictions placed on father ratigan and knowingly failing to report such abuse to the missouri children's division. >> bishop robert w.finn just appeared in court, with charges of mishandling criminal behavior against children. the bishop and the diocese plead not guilty. this is the first time in u.s. history that a catholic bishop is being criminally charged. the obama administration is trying now to block a tough new immigration law in alabama saying it invites discrimination and david mattingly spoke to undocumented people living in
alabama living in fear. he also talked to the state senator who is the main author of this law. take a look. >> this is it over here? >> uh-huh. >> he was just two months away from graduation but now alabama high school student, roman, is afraid to go to school. >> as we drive down this road, what are you thinking? >> i was so close. one little piece of paper kept me from graduating. >> that piece of paper is the new alabama immigration law that supporters and opponents alike call the toughest in the kourmt tree. for the undocumented, a simple traffic stop could lead to deportation. roman's family immigrated to alabama illegally ten years ago. today he likes hunting, leonard skin ner and bowling. >> if i didn't know better, i would say you were a good old boy. >> i've grown up with southerners in my whole life. some call me a redneck. >> reporter: and yet they are fleeing alabama schools, their
families making plans to flee the state. others feel trapped. >> if you could speak to the people who passed this law, what would you say to them? >> translator: don't be selfish, we all have and want an opportunity. >> reporter: 27-year-old immigrated to alabama illegally from mexico 11 years ago. she and her husband say that they can't move because she's seven months into a high-risk pregnancy and every day they stay they risk deportation. they asked that their full names and faces not be shown. >> we are not stealing anything from them, simply asking them to let us work. >> reporter: families living in fear, children being pulled out of schools, was this the intent of this law? >> there's no intent for families to live in fear. >> reporter: state senator scott tells me that the focus is on jobs. >> our responsibility is to the
people who elect us. if there are people who want to welcome an illegal workforce and displace their own workers, they should invite them there. >> reporter: in the meantime, roman's dreams of finishing high school and college are fading. their bags are packed ready to run at a moment's notice. >> my parents gave me the option to stay and i told them, we came as a family and we'll leave as a family. >> their bags are packed. david mattingly, i want to talk about your story but the 181th circuit court of appeals, this locked pieces of law. >> they blocked one portion of the law and that was that the state schools were being asked to question students about their immigration status when they enroll. that's been temporarily blocked for now. but they did leave a major provision untouched and that still allows authorities any
type of law enforcement in alabama to question anyone at any time about their immigration status. so that major portion is still in place. >> so with regard to the family that you spoke about in your piece, are they affected by this change today. >> well, one young man roman is not afraid of what will and the officers have the same power and he is still not going to be going back to school. >> thanks for doing the piece, david mattingly. we appreciate it. we are working on breaking news about american combat troops being deployed to africa. we're going to go live to the pentagon after this quick break. stay right here. [ female announcer ] for over 30 years,
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