tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN February 11, 2013 10:00pm-11:00pm EST
panel. i want to thank piers for letting me back in the studio again. anderson cooper starts right now. >> thanks. it's 10:00 on the east coast. the man who says he killed osama bin laden reveals how his family now lives in fear and without the government's support you might expect. we begin with breaking news. in chicago, two men have been charged with the shooting of this high school student gunned down just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. her funeral was saturday. police gave a news conference earlier tonight. let's go to ted rowlands in chicago.
>> the death of hadiya pendalson has struck a nerve not only in chicago but across the country. tonight, they have two men in custody. they were both picked up on saturday night on suspicion and have been charged with one count of murder each, and two counts of attempted murder each, plus some weapons violations. michael ward, according to police, has confessed to killing her by accident. he says he approached a group of people he thought also had rival gang members in the group, and opened fire. he didn't realize that he was opening fire on a 15-year-old and her friends after they had just completed a final exam in high school. ward said he got out of a car, shot the individuals under this overhang in a park and was taken away in a getaway car by williams. according to police, nobody stepped forward.
the break came from police getting leads, going out and finding witnesses that they will later bring in to trial. they do not have a murder weapon in this case. they also say ward thought he was retaliating in an earlier gang shooting. they caught the suspect who shot williams the year, before. but williams refused to press charges. also, according to police, michael ward was arrested in january of last year for illegal possession of a firearm. he was let go on two months of probation. they say it's the stiffer gun laws they want to be in place here in the state of illinois, were in place, michael ward would have been in jail. and hadiya penned elton would be ive. anderson. >> ted, i appreciate the update. joining us by phone is tyra willis, the first cousin of the victim.
i'm sorry for your loss, i'm wondering the family's reaction tonight. >> thank you for having me on the show. and on behalf of my family, we are elated to know that there is one person or two now off the street that could very well cause harm to my neighbor, another relative or anyone in the world. we're excited to know that the police, the chicago police department worked diligently. there is no level of comfort, not long term comfort. we are still miserable. miserable would only be the term to really acknowledge the feelings of the parents. and the family. >> what do you -- >> maybe that's a -- >> what do you want people to know about hadiya. >> what i want people to know, is that she was a 15-year-old girl that really is the face of
every parents dream child. and i am so serious when i say that. hadiya had so many different things awaiting her in life. she was a wonderful kids. it's hard to believe that thugs, who already have histories much doing this, carrying guns, would even have the capabilities to even breathe in the same room that she walked and lived in. and that is the truth. because this girl was really -- my little cousin really was an angel. and i'm just really excited that that they found the correct guys. now, such a crazy senseless act of violence. to hear that they thought this was a rival gang. i mean, how regarded is that? it was a group of girls. it was a volleyball team and one boy.
i am a firm believer that excuses only work for the person telling them. i'm assuming that was a justifiable -- >> did the names of these two now who have been charged, michael ward and kenneth williams, are they familiar to you at all? >> no, they're not. >> never heard of him, never. but i do believe -- i honestly believe that somewhere along the lines they were turned in, as i stated previously. most media outlets -- i believe that this reward of $40,000 really was a bounty. and it was just a matter of time that someone was going to compromise their guilt and turn them in. however, i do believe also that these people are obviously so dangerous, there was a snitch on what their location was. no one will be accepting a reward to my knowledge. i just -- i don't think this just happened haphazardly. i do believe that someone picked up the phone and said, guess
what, i think these guys are in this vehicle. and about to turn down the street. i'm very thankful if that's what happened. >> thank you for talking to me tonight. >> thank you for having me. i really appreciate it. >> let's take a look at the manhunt that southern california authorities -- it has citizens on edge. the search for christopher dorner. that edge cuts any number of ways, the fear that the three killings he's already accused of may become many more. also the gnawing apprehension that his central grievance and charges of racism in the lapd may spark the kind of wildfire law enforce has seen all too the latest now from randi kaye. >> reporter: day five of the manhunt and still no sign of christopher dorner. >> kind of scary because you don't know where he is, and we have friends who live all over the mountain. you know, there's concern about
them. >> reporter: on big bear mountain, about 100 miles east of los angeles, 30 officers are back at it. this time, expanding their hunt to more remote areas. while continuing their door to door searches of vacation homes. authorities are hoping a $1 million reward offered for information leading to dorner's capture and conviction will help. though since it was announced, it has only led to more false sightings. this lowe's store in northridge was evacuated sunday night after someone thought they spotted dorner. we're also learning more about dorner's truck, which was recovered from big bear mountain last week. investigators say the axel on the truck was broken, which may be one reason why dorner lit it on fire. he may have had to quickly come up with a plan b. investigators also now say that two ar-15 rifles were found inside that burned out truck and some camping equipment nearby. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely.
>> reporter: dorner's revenge killings are in response to his termination. his threats also appear rooted in racism. the lapd now plans to look into dorner's firing and his allegations. in his rambling online manifesto, dorner mentions the brutal police beating of rodney king back in 1991. a group of officers was caught on video kicking and beating king. their acquittals in the case led to a week of deadly race riots in l.a. dorner writes that one of the officers kicking the king is now a captain with the lapd. dorner asks, do you trust him to enforce department policy and investigate use of force investigations on arrestees by his officers? >> dorner's allegations are about a police department that doesn't treat african-americans fairly. and i don't think that's true. and i want to make sure that we don't lose that precious ground that we have gained because of these allegations.
and that's the totality of the reason that i will look at this investigation again. >> in his manifesto, dorner also writes about hearing white officers use the "n" word to describe black officers. when he told them to stop, he says, they refused. and he makes this threat. those caucasians officers who join south bureau divisions with the sole intent to victim victimize minorities who are uneducated and unaware of criminal law, civil law and civil rights. you are a high value target. adding, i am here to change and make policy. i am here to correct and calibrate your moral compasses to true north. irwin is a law professor at the university of california irvine. he has written a report on abuses at the los angeles police department. >> there's been tremendous improvements in recent years. it would be naive to say racism
is a thing of the past in any police department or any institution. >> reporter: charges of racism within the lapd certainly aren't new. back in 1991, four months after the beating of rodney king, an independent commission found that minority officers are often targets of racial slurs, and the lapd tolerates racism among officers. the commission even called for the replacement of then-chief darryl gates. former lapd chief bill bratton told "the new york times" regarding dorner, it would be a shame if he was able to rolly to his cause. people who remember the bad old days of the hapd. >> randi kaye joins me now. randi, live at the police headquarters for the lapd. how much of a threat do authorities still think he is? we heard from the chief saying that every day he's not there, the threat increases. is that generally the feeling? >> i think so, anderson. certainly a great threat is what they believe. so much so that the daily schedule for the chief of police
here at the lapd, charlie beck, that daily schedule is no longer being made public. it used to be given out to the media. we were able to know his whereabouts. this is also very telling. there are reports tonight that the lapd police captain, who oversaw the hearing that ended in dorner's termination back in 2008, hasn't left his house, anderson, since this manhunt began. he has a wife and six children. hasn't left his home. now, that's important to note because one of dorner's alleged victims was the daughter of the police officer who represented dorner at that same hearing. so if, if he is going after people and is going after people related to that hearing, then it's pretty smart for that police captain to stay inside. i also should point out, there are 50 families under protection right now, anderson, related to this case around the l.a. area. >> randi, appreciate the update. joining me is john miller who worked in counterterrorism for the lapd.
he's currently senior correspondent for cbs this morning. what do you make of the fact nobody has heard from this guy in days now? >> well, it could mean either one of two things. he may have gone up into that snowy mountain, and that's where san bernardino is in charge of the search. and that search has continued through bad weather and approved weather. did he go up there and freeze to death and die? did he find his way to shelter and hide out? we won't know that until that search is completed, and they seem to be going forward with it. the flip side of that is, that he found a way out. either a compatriot or a vehicle. and he has gotten down the hill and probably did so immediately if that's is the case, and is back out stalking, as the chief indicated he's worried. >> it's not clear how much he was able to preposition things at all. we know he was able to plan enough that he sent out this manifesto and sent out things to news groups and also was able to stalk the relative or allegedly
stalk the relative of the police officers he was involved with and kill her, according to authorities. but we don't know whether he was able to preposition any vehicle or anything like that. >> no, i mean, as you pointed out, we saw a lot of pre-operational planning. we don't have much of a window into his long-range planning except some indicators of what was found in the truck, night vision goggles, cold weather gear, a cot, heaters. so, i mean, there are some indications that when he was going up to big bear in his truck, before that axle broke, that he had some kind of plan. he's military trained, he's a military offic, and he's lapd trained. i know from that training, you go into these things saying i have a plan, i have a plan "b," and i also have contingency plans for both assuming both will go wrong. that's what we don't have a window into, what was his contingency plan. >> are you surprised that the chief has now talked about reopening the original investigation into the original incidents that he's written about and that ultimately got
him kicked off the force? >> i'm not on a number of levels. number one, let's take what charlie beck, the chief said, at face value, which is the department is very much about transparency, which has been a sea change for the lapd. when you read the manifesto by chris dorner, he said when i get justice, the killing will stop. what this is is the police department is saying, all right, if this is about honor, if this is about your word as a man, then let us test that. let's say we'll reopen this investigation and look at your allegations. does the killing stop? and are you going to come in and talk about this if in fact this is your main issue? >> it does seem like in the original incident, which is what sparks finally him getting kicked off, he claims a person -- an alleged suspect was kicked by his partner or the person he was with that day. >> yes. his claim is the suspect who was already handcuffed, that dorner
handcuffed, was kicked twice by his training officer, three times, twice in the chest and once in the face, leaving a visible injury. >> and what was determined was this person was schizophrenic, not a reliable witness. the father who heard from his son was deemed as heresy because he wasn't actually there, he didn't see it. what new can be learned? >> i think we have learned from cold cases involving everything from murder to an abuse case or a use of force case, that when you reopen them and take a second look, you never know what you're going to find. in this case, they interviewed the hotel clerk who looked out on it, the other hotel employee who was outside and watched it while having a smoke. they interviewed the harbor port police sergeant who arrived on
backup, and they weren't able to find anybody among those who witnessed the accident who were able to witness what he claimed. he would argue, how can you accuse me of false statements. >> and it could just end up boeing a he said/she said with no resolution. are you surprised he's getting sympathy? dorner, despite the allegations against him, there is -- i mean, i hear it on twitter. i hear from people a lot, and there's folks in california calling into radio stations saying i get the anger behind what he's doing. not necessarily the method he's using. >> i think today especially when you're talking about twitter, talk radio, and the net inter, anybody will pick from any argument, the sliver they're interested, and promote their opinion. when you look at that against the backdrop of three murders and whether that makes it justified, you're in a whole other conversation. >> john, appreciate it. thank you very much. let us know what you think. you can follow me on twitter right now @andersoncooper.
plenty to tweet about, including pope benedict's stunning decision to step down. two longtime vatican watchers join us with details. and later, as terrifying a view as you ever want to see. take a look at this video. we'll take you where a string of tornado hit, show you the damage they did. incredible pictures there. we'll be right back. and kept turning the page, writing the next chapter for the rx and lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. writing the next chapter for the rx and lexus. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal.
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in nearly six centuries, 59 leaders of the roman catholic church have reigned and not one has resigned. since the year 1450, not one single pope has left the vatican without also leaving this world. that is until today. according to the "new york times," this morning at the vatican, speaking in latin to a small gathering of cardinals, pope benedict xvi said he's too old and frail to continue leading the church. the spokesman saying the pontiff will step down effective the end of this month. when something happens that hasn't happened since henry the viii was around calling a surprise doesn't quite cut it. >> i was very startled, and i don't know what to say. i myself am waiting for information, for instructions, as to what we would do now as to follow the cardinal. as soon as i let out, i'll let you know. >> that's timothy dolan of new york, one of many potential successors. one of whom is expected to be
chosen by easter. we have word tonight from news week, and also john allen, senior vatican respondent. this is an unprecedented move in modern history. did anyone see this coming? >> no, i don't think anyone saw this coming. this really is a shocking monday morning news here in rome. the pope had an opportunity yesterday when he addressed his public in st. peter's square, but he chose monday morning to make this announcement. it's an exciting moment in rome when you have a transition to a pope without the sorrow of the funeral and death. the mood is quite spectacular here today. >> john, what do you think is the real reason he's stepping down? >> well, anderson, i think it's probably one of those cases where what you see is basically what you get. benedict has said he's not suffering from any specific illness or health crisis, but he simply feels given his mounting age, we're talking about a man who will be 86 in april, that he simply no longer has the force to meet the challenge of facing
the church. at least in this regard, i think probably we ought to take him at his ward. >> john, you have covered the vatican for a long time. in terms of who may replace him, there is no way to know for sure, but what are your thoughts? >> my thoughts are the trash heaps of history are littered with the carcasses of so-called experts who are trying to predict the next pope. that's a hazardous position. but i can tell you the names that come up in dinner conversation. cardinal milan, canadian cardinal who runs the vatican's congregation for bishops. the cardinal from argentina who is with the chief of staff under john paul ii, a very good manager. this is all sound and fury signifying nothing until those 117 cardinals who are under 80 and have the right to vote for
the next pope get here to rome, roll up their sleeves, and get to work. >> is that done in the same ways we've seen in years past after the pope has died, the white smoke, the black smoke, all of that? >> it will be very shortly from now that they'll get the process ready. they'll have to put in a fake floor like they did last time to put in jamming devices that will prohibit anyone from eavesdropping electronically what is going on in the sistine chapel. also, they'll install a stove and prepare the chemical cartridges that will turn the black smoke into white smoke when they elect the pope. is he referred to as the former pope? where will he live, what will he do? >> he's got another month on the job, so we're presuming he's going to carry out his regular calendar. this week, of course, features ash wednesday, the beginning of lent for catholics.
we presume he'll do his regular sunday address. once february 28th, 8:00 rome time rolls around, he is going to relocate to the summer papal residence briefly, and he's eventually going to move into a monastery on vatican grounds. all signals are, he expects to keep a low profile. he's not going to be involved in the selection of the new pope. once there is a new hope, he's going to make it clear to the world there's a new man in charge and he's going to try the best he can to step off the stage. >> john, what do you think his legacy is going to be? >> well, look, i think he's probably going to be remembered over the course of time as a magnificent teaching pope. his ambition was to sort of lead a global graduate seminar about the relationship between faith and reason and the role of religion in a post modern sectarian world.
even many of his fiercest critics would express admiration for his intellectual depth. as a ceo, as a business manager, the verdict is much more mixed. many critics would say he never got his hands successfully around the sexual abuse scandal. there was a vatican scandal that included the arrest of his own butler. there was a kind of chronic inability to get the trains to run on time. >> barbara, what do you think? >> obviously, john is much better to speak about the ideology than i am, but i think he also will be remembered by the scandals. even going to the american nuns and clamping down on them. there are a lot of people who may not be unhappy to see a change in the vatican. the vatican butler scandal, the sex scandal, protesters in st. peter's square. it seems like that has really marked the last several years, i think, are going to be
remembered by a lot of people when they come to st. peter's square to see the smoke and see who has replaced him. those are marks and scars on this papacy. >> appreciate you being with us. thank you. there's a lot more happening tonight. while the northeast is digging out from the blizzard, here's what the southeast was dealing with this weekend. take a look at these images. more than a dozen tornadoes tore across mississippi and alabama. seven counties took the brunt of it. we'll show you how bad it is just ahead. later, inside the raid that killed osama bin laden. the navy s.e.a.l. who claims he made the fatal shot is speaking out for the first time. he said he's been hung out to dry by the military. phil braunstein, who landed the interview, joins me ahead. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues.
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this one touched down in hattiesburg, mississippi. close to 200 mobile homes were damaged or completely destroyed. a dozen people were injured. thousands are still without power. david mattingly has the latest. >> reporter: joan stevens and her husband ray survived the tornado that blackened the skies over hattiesburg. the funnel was one of several tornados to batter this part of mississippi. the stevens house is in pieces, they made it out without a scratch. >> the two of you were -- >> right here. and aggi was right here. >> i got her under me and i was laying on her. >> and we were just literally all on the floor and just covered up on each other. >> it could have been so much worse for so many. # 00 houses and 100 apartments
were damaged or destroyed. in the immediate aftermath there were no deaths, only two were seriously injured. the stevens credit warning sirens installed two years ago. >> we had been watching television since we got home from church. we were ready as ready could be. >> they had a matter of minutes from the time they first heard the alarm to when the storm hit. afterward when they came out and saw all of this damage, they realized that warning was just enough for people to take cover. because when they started checking on their neighbors, no one on this street in spite of all this damage was hurt. the national weather service says parts of hattiesburg had 30 minutes warning before the tornado touched down. the timing of the storm was fortunate. on a sunday afternoon the local high school was almost empty when it hit. and the university of southern mississippi, one historic building badly damaged, had fewer than usual students on campus because of a mardi gras
holiday. there were countless close calls, hattiesburg's mayor was one of them. >> i was running for my life. >> he managed to get inside his house just in time. the 100-year-old home and the neighborhood took a beating. >> reporter: looking at all the damage, is there one thing that really hurts today in. >> here? >> here, in your house? >> no, because we can replace all this. i mean, nothing hurts. not here. i relish the fact that no one in hattiesburg was killed. no fatalities. the rest of this can be replaced. >> amazing. there's a lot more happening tonight. isha is here. >> anderson, a new blizzard is hitting the u.s. up to 15 inches of snow fell across parts of seven upper midwest states. minnesota and the dakotas are taking the biggest punch. meanwhile, residents in the northeast continue to dig out from this weekend's massive blizzard. up to 40 inches of snow fell in
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for the first time, the navy s.e.a.l. who says he killed osama bin laden is going public in an exclusive interview with "esquire" magazine. it's the march headline with the title, the man who killed osama bin laden is screwed. the article makes the case that the navy s.e.a.l. who served for 16 years is leaving the navy without any security, job prospects or insurance for his family. esquire contributor phil braunstein spent more than a year getting to know him. his name remains a secret for
his own safety and his families. he was obviously a member of the s.e.a.l. team 6. after the bin laden incident he retired to no pension, no benefits and no security. phil bronson joins me tonight with more. >> your article is fascinating not only for the details it has about the raid that killed bin laden, but also what this navy s.e.a.l. is facing once he leaves. i didn't realize he wasn't eligible for v.a. benefits for the rest of his life. >> well, he's eligible for one thing. that is the v.a. has five years of free medical care for the vet. not for the family. it's care, not insurance. the fact is a huge number of people including the shooter don't know it exists because the dod does a very poor job of letting them know. >> but this navy s.e.a.l. who has had this incredible career leaves with no pension, no health insurance. >> no health insurance, certainly, for himself and his family. and no protection, which is really one of the big issues
because it's entirely possible his name could come out. the man who wrote a book, within days his picture was on a jihadi website. all they told the shooter is we have a witness protection program we could institute. it's not there yet, but if you want to drive a beer truck in milwaukee, we can arrange that. you have to cut all your ties with the rest of your family and basically disappear yourself. >> in terms of what he told you about the raid, what surprised you the most? >> i think that he -- i think that the fact that it happened so fast but he had certain images in his mind. you know, particularly the shooting of bin laden. there was one moment when he said, you know, i had to raise my gun because i really didn't -- he was really tall. >> surprised at how tall he was. >> surprised at how tall it was. that was sort of my most enlightening moment for me in the sense that it was really a human moment. he also recognized in that
instant, i would try to talk to this guy and realize that, okay, this guy was one foot away from this icon. this cultural icon that we have learned, whose face we have known since 9/11. and suddenly, here is this really regular guy. he's a s.e.a.l., and they're extraordinary, but he's a human being. what struck me about his narrative of the mission is not so much all of the detail, some of which -- much of which we have heard before, but his human reaction. >> and his reaction upon shooting bin laden and sort of registering what he had done, sort of the phrase he said to himself. >> well, he said, you know, i just shot osama bin laden. i don't know whether i have just done the best thing in my life, meaning he paid tribute to the people of new york and the people of the united states, done his job, or the worst thing in my life, which is to put a target on his back. >> and he is concerned about that. he has now taught his family how to protect themselves in the event somebody comes for him.
>> he and his wife describe this in an astonishing way because he's taught her, put the kids in the tub, because there's a retaining wall there. then sit next door in the bedroom, sit on the bed, brace your arm with a gun against the wall so it doesn't kick, and then shoot through the door. they can't -- they didn't have their military ids anymore. if she feels there's a problem or they feel there's a problem, they can't take their family to the command and get in the gate. >> the guy you talked to, who you profile, it must have been difficult for him to even talk to you. >> i would say at first it was impossible. as impossible as you have discovered in many cases. what happened is we got to know each other over time. this is a year and a quarter. in person meetings, phone calls, a lot of communication. i know his wife. his family, members of his family, his friends. and so trust builds slowly. and the point of this, he had
the go/no go button in his hand until the very end. he could have said, i don't want to do this. i think he came to believe if he could tell the story, that people would understand that these guys aren't supernatural. they're fabulous, but they're human, and if they're human, like any human being, they need some support, and they need some help at various times in their lives. >> when he actually shot bin laden, they were within ten inches, he says, of each other. >> the shooter rolled into the room, and as he entered the doorway, he describes, there's bin laden pushing with -- standing with his hands on his youngest wife's shoulders, pushing her forward, or she's leading him forward. it's pitch black for anybody in the house, but these guys have goggles. they're sort of moving this way, not toward the door and him but across a little bit, and he's literally, he says, about ten inches. his gun is ten inches from bin laden's head. he makes his observation in that
instant and then shoots one shot in the forehead, directly in the forehead, second shot as bin laden's going down. as he's crumpled at the bottom of the bed, third shot in the forehead. >> there's also an interesting part in the article after the raid was done and they're back in jalalabad, i guess it was, the woman who has been spearheading this and made this her life's work, the shooter gave her magazine to him. >> the shooter had contact with her, as have other members of the assault team. they pull the body, take it out, so admiral mccraven can see it, and then he sees her and asks her to come over and said, is this your guy? then he takes out -- that was proposed to him by the pointmen to give her something. he took his magazine out which had 27 bullets minus the three he shot bin laden with, and said i hope you have room for this in your backpack.
that's the last time he saw her. >> a fascinating article. >> thanks for having me on. >> we asked the navy for a response to the article. they said in a quote, we take seriously the safety and security of our people, as well as the responsibility to assist sailors making the transition to civilian life. without more information about the particular case, it would be difficult to determine the degree to which the transition program succeeded. in arlington, texas, thousands gathered today at cowboy stadium to remember former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was shot to death on february 2nd. another veteran is charged in the double murder. kyle is considered one of the deadliest snipers in u.s. military history. in his book, he said he killed at least 160 enemy combatants. he became an advocate for veterans struggling with ptsd. today his wife remembered him as a warrior through and through. she also said this. >> there isn't enough time to tell you everything you mean to me and everything you taught me. i know you had no idea you were
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this was designed by a dress maker in des moines, and the cbo of bacon fest, that would be the chief bacon officer, he's broen away by his majesty. >> it widely surpassed anything i thought was achievable. i mean, look at it. it sparkles. >> sparkles? come on, bacon guy. it's a dress made of bacon. it doesn't sparkle. it sizzles. there's one other element of bacon fest we simply have to talk about courtesy of our affiliate kcci. >> there was the annual coronation of this year's bacon queen. after q & a and an intense talent competition. the winner was announced. >> there's been an artificial seismic event in the northern part of north korea. we've been waiting many weeks for this to happen. >> this is taking place