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eight known dead, >> the eight victims, many of them young latin men. edward sotomayor junior, luis omar capo. breaking tonight, terror in the united states. the worst mass shooting in our nation's history. and tonight new details on the killer. hello, and welcome to this special two-hour edition of justice. i'm judge jeanine pirro. the death toll in orlando stands at 50 with at least 53 injured, some of them critically. the shooter identified as omar mateen, a u.s. citizen armed with an assault rifle and handgun. he pledged allegiance to isis in a 911 call maid during the br
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brutbru -- made during the attack. let's go live to lee land vitter live on the scene. >> reporter: we are now 21 hours since the first shots rang out here on orange avenue in orlando. the investigation continues. there are dozens of those huge mobile command posts lined up behind me. hundreds of law enforcement officials, local and state as well, the fbi leading this investigation. more on the investigation in a minute. first, we get to the victims. the city of orlando has now put the names of eight of them up on their website. that means there are 42 families who suspect the worst but do not know yet if their loved ones are among the dead. and still behind me, inside the pulse nightclub are a number of those bodies. they have turned the air conditioning down in that room to try and preserve the bodies there until they can get a coroner in and continue this investigation. it is massive, to try and
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process this scene as morbid as that is. we are told inside the pulse nightclub today, there were cell phones of the victims ringing and ringing, as their loved ones tried to reach them. obviously, a number of those phone calls will not be answered. both here and at the hospital that i is about a mile, mile and a half from where we are. there are the family members, there are the friends of those who were inside that nightclub coming and desperately seeking answers. of course the victims that escaped a night of horror they can never forget. >> leland, can you tell us what it's like? we're almost 24 hours out. i mean, are there still people milling around? i mean, what is the feeling out there right now? are people in shock? >> reporter: well, certainly, certainly those folks who were inside and recovering from that experience are in shock. remember, judge, this was a three-hour-long gun battle. it started at 2:00 a.m. when
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omar mateen went into the club. he was confronted by an off-duty officer. there was some type of hostage situation that played out inside that nightclub. eventually, around 5:00 a.m. is when the police went in with a s.w.a.t. team and rammed a large armored vehicle through the doors to try to get some of the people who were holed up in a bathroom back out. >> and one more question. do we know -- i now that there are still bodies in pulse, in building, but have some bodies been taken out? do we know that? >> reporter: as we understand, there are some bodies that have been recovered. now whether those are people who died at the hospital or were inside the nightclub, we just don't know. obviously, there was a lot of concern in terms of whether omar mateen had a suicide vest on or something like that. police don't believe that is the case anymore, but they are going
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inside meticulously, slowly and continuing this outside investigation into mateen, trying to figure out how the fbi could have let him slip through their hands twice when they had him under investigation. they talked to him, they let him go, he became a security officer and was able to buy these high-powered weapons and commit this crime. clearly as he was described in this 911 call, in the name of jihad. >> all right, leland, thanks so much. and with me now, florida congressman alan grayson whose district includes the area of the massacre. good evening, congressman. you have been out all day. i've seen you on the different channels. what is the mood like there? >> very sad. it's the worst shooting in american history. we call orlando the city beautiful, and today it's the city sad. there's a hard, hardness in our hearts that will never go away.
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we've been scarred forever. >> and representative, you know, when we talk about this and the soft target that was this club pulse, i mean, are there thoughts that some people are thinking, well, maybe now we've got to start being a little more aggressive and making sur these soft targets are more presented, either in terms of, you know, securing or identifying people who are coming in, metal detectors, some kind of way of identifying and presenti protecting americans? >> well, orlando, unfortunately, has been a target for a long time. there are reports that orlando was scoped out as a target for 9/11 before the attackers chose washington, d.c. and new york city. >> when you say potential target, you know that's in the
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future in terms of the city of orlando, the area, but what can we do for our children who go to these clubs and, you know, these soft targets that you can almost identify if you understand some of the hate that's going on in the world today. what can we do? >> well, look, ultimately, we are the land of the free and the home of the brave, and what we have to do is to fight fear. to go about our lives and not let the terrorists instill terror in any of us. these 50 people are gone. they'll never come back. but we can't let terrorism take over our hearts and our lives. we can't live that way. >> and what do you mean by that? by not letting them take our hearts and our lives, how do we -- look, i can't help but think of israel. you know, israel deals with this kind of thing all the time. and you know, they have more protections than we do. and i know we are the land of the free and the home of the brave, but, you know, most of the time, you know, the brave are rs you know, don't have the
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guns, it's the other guys. >> well, i actually spoke to two israeli reporters. they pointed out to me that you cannot buy assault rifles in israel. so there is that. >> there is that. there is that. you cannot buy assault rifles. but what about the fact that no one in that club apparently was able to defend himself or herself? >> well, i that i probably would have only increased the death toll, there was an off-duty police officer assigned to security, and there was gunfire between him and the perpetrator. that did not solve the problem to any degree whatsoever. >> okay. and can you tell me, is there only one exit there, congressman? >> i don't sorry. >> that's one of the things that we are hearing, that there was one exit and he was standing in front of that exit. and how long did it take for the police to get to the scene? >> well, the police in the sense of this security officer were already on the scene. >> one officer in a club with
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300, more than 300 people. >> yes. >> but for the city of orlando police. >> well, from what i heard, the police were there almost immediately. and in fact, you can see from the fact that the assailant was not able to escape they acted effectively in that regard. it would have been more tragic to have someone like that on the streets of orlando rather than holed up in a nightclub. >> have you been able to speak to any of the individuals that were in there, congressman? >> i did, actually. there were four hostages. i spoke to someone outside the club when the shooting took place, and he heard the gunfire. there were four people kept in that bathroom for three hours. there were six people on the floor, some of whom did not make it. >> it was three hours. was it not, a three-hour gunfight, that hostage situation from 2:00 to 5:00? >> well, 2:00 is when the gunfire actually took place.
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there was further gunfire three hours later. at 5:00, no gunfire in between. most of the people who were killed were killed right around 2:02 a.m. when the initial shooting took place. >> and congressman, what can we do to stop this kind of thing from happening? >> i'm not sure whether you're going to like my answer, judge, but the answer is we have to rethink whether we want to sell guns in this country that are capable of delivering 700 rounds in less than a minute. there's no legitimate recreational purpose for a weapon like that. it's very easy to take an automatic, make it into a semi-automatic. we allow a went of mass destruction to put us in a situation where one man with one weapon can kill 50 people very quickly. it's too easy to kill too many people too quickly. >> i think it's interesting that you go only to the gun issue.
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my question is how do we stop this kind of thing from happening, and i respect your answer, i don't agree with it as you knew ahead of time. but what about the fact that there are people who are committed, they are radical islamists. >> yes. >> who are committed to killing us, destroying our way of life? isn't that part of the equation here? >> no question about it. this is someone who was motiv e motivated by radical, crazy, islamic beliefs, no question about that whatsoever. but how are you ever going to remove that from people's heads? we don't, we can't live in a police state where everybody is watching everybody else every moment. >> well, you know what? it is that fine balance, as you well know, congressman. >> yes. >> of freedom and safety. >> exactly. >> something that we grapple with. thank you very much, congressman alan grayson. >> thank you. >> and we're back in just a moment with more on this breaking story from orlando.
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breaking tonight, a nation in mourning after the worst mass shooting in the history of the
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united states. a mass shooting perpetrated by a man who officials say pledged his allegiance to isis. bernie kerik was commissioner of the new york city police department on september 11, 2001 and joins me now. bernie, thanks for being here tonight. the congressman who was just here from florida, i don't know if you heard him, but, you know, he puts all of this at the door of, you know, assault rifles or, you know, the ar-15 and or, and that, you know, we've got to stop allowing these guns to be sold in the united states. do you agree with that? >> we, here's what i think. first of all, the fbi has 14,000 agents and 21,000 administrative staff. it's not enough. this new-found threat, the bureau needs more people, congress needs to look at that and so does the white house. secondly, the fbi it did
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everything it could do based on the law, however -- >> okay, let's back up. what you're talking about now is the fact that the fbi had made contact with this omar mateen in 2013 and 2014. he was, apparently, put on a terror watch list and then taken off the list, as i understand it. he was someone who had mouthed jihadi type of comments to his co-workers, had complained it was inflammatory language, and he met face to face with a guy in florida who became a suicide bomber and blew up a truck as part of a suicide bombing in syria. so, you know, it sounds like what you're saying is you can't blame the fbi, but, you know, we've been through this with the tsarnaev brothers, and i have tremendous respect fort nib. the tsarnaev brothers, and, you know, it's kind of like how do we miss it? this guy then gets a gun. he was beating his wife. i mean, do we have to change the
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laws once they're on a list we can make sure that we track them? or do we just throw our hands up and say it's too many people? >> no, i got to be honest, judge. i think there's another element that we're completely missing. and that element is the intelligence community, think about it. the tsarnaev brothers, this event, others, we knew about these people. however, when the fbi goes to investigate, goes to conduct an inquiry, they need to be taking local police detectives with them, local police departments, they need to know about these threats. they don't know. >> mm-hm. >> they have no idea. we have 700 -- >> aren't there joint task forces, bernie? we worked with these guys. >> yeah. in new york city. in the major cities around the country. but these guys are all over. do you think they have a joint terrorist task force in port luc
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ich lu lucie, wherever this guy's from? but you do have state police officers in those communities. they didn't know this guy was on any watch list. they didn't know anything about him. you have a whole element of law enforcement officers around the country, 800,000, that could be looking and following up on these things. so that's one thing. you know what? the fbi goes to see the guy for three different times. >> right. >> then he goes out and buys a gun. you know what? there have to be a flagging mechanism that when they put that gun in the computer and they go to do that background investigation, there's a flag that pops that says contact the bureau and ask them -- >> i agree. but what do you say to the people who say that people innocently get put on a watch list, and they shouldn't be denied their second amendment rights because there's no way you get off a watch list. that's what i've been hearing for the longest time. >> there has to be constant follow up. when a guy pops up because he's
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bought two guns in one day, somebody needs to check with the bureau. let the bureau go back to them. let that local police department go back to that guy, what are you doing? how are you doing? what are you getting the guns for? >> a guy who works for the company, this g4s, or gs4, it's a security company. the guy's been on the job for nine years. >> judge, that's a whole another issue. the guy had a clearance, how he was still there, he colleagues that actually quit the job based on earlier reports that guy quit the job because of his rhetoric and his hatred and all the other stuff. how that wasn't looked at by the company, i don't know. >> you know what's interesting is that this is a company that had major, had connections with federal contractors as it relates to some of the federal buildings and airports, so it kind of fits the whole, you know, the methodology of their,
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you know, insinuating themselves into the government or government-connected buildings. but, this guy in particular, had a 3-year-old son. i guess it doesn't matter. >> judge, it doesn't matter. look at what they're doing in iraq, syria, afghanistan, it's the mentality. martyr themselves, what's what they're looking to do to themselves. the guy made a phone call to police 20 minutes into this episode, expressing himself, that he's a believer in jihad, and he's supporting isis. >> all right. >> that's what they want. >> so let's go back to my original question. when this congressman says it's all about guns, you say it's all about kind of following up with the targets or the individuals who initially come to the attention of the fbi. but jim comey, and he's said it a million times. he went before congress, he said i need more people. there are lone wolves all over
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the place. >> jim comey's right, he's absolutely right. what you have to do is look at the numbers. >> let me, as a final question, do we have to change the way we deal with these individuals once they've been identified and say, you know, we now have to change probable cause as it relates to them? because then we've got these constitutional issues. i don't know how we follow through. >> i don't know if it's necessarily probable cause, but there definitely has to be followup in the state and local communications between the bureau has to get better. that's what this is all about. intelligence is going to be the key to the future of annihilating this enemy, and if we're not talk being with local officials, with local police it's not going to work. >> but is the government allowing education on counter terrorism, jihadi, sharia, sharia requires death to gays. hasn't it changed that what
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we're training knnow doesn't ev involve the word jihadist terrorism? >> the police departments, they know a lot more about this stuff today than they did ten years ago, 15 years ago. and they're learning something new every day. this is going to change. the bottom line is, the enemy's there. it's there to stay. it's not going anywhere, and we're going to be fighting this fight decades from now, so they'd better get used to it. >> we can't just get used to it. we have to defeat them. anyway, bernie kerik, thanks for being with us tonight. appreciate it. >> thanks, judge. >> and next we have political reaction to this attack from washington. then this shooter had been looked at by the fbi. so how is he able to pull it off? a former top fbi official is going to join me and we'll talk to him. justice is coming right back.
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he started acting totally different. >> okay, when 9/11 happened, you guys were in school? >> caller: yes, ma'am. >> okay. and you went to high school together, how did he change after 9/11? >> caller: well, i was in ninth grade. i think he was a junior or sophomore, and i mean on 9/11, when it happened that exact day, on the school bus, he was making plane noises and acting like he would hit a building and stuff, he would do that for a couple days in a row. and it was two or three days after that a bunch of kids on the bus were going to fight him because of it. and i think like after that he got expelled and had to go to a secondary school because of that. >> wait a minute, james. you mean that omar mateen was removed from your high school because of his 9/11 comments? >> caller: yes, like it wasn't even just on the bus. he had comments in classes and other things, like i wasn't in
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the classes with him, but i talked to some people today, and they were informing me of things that he had said in their classes with them. and i'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons he got put into a private school or secondary school. >> we're certainly going to look into that. so you're saying he got expelled in high school because of his, you know, is it, his empathy with the terrorists on 9/11? >> caller: yeah. >> what specifically did he say? >> caller: no, he was like excited. when one of the people told me today that when the second plane hit the tower on the news, he like started praising allah and started jumping up and down and was, sited aboe excited about i reason. >> did you ever speak to him about it? >> caller: no, like we were cool before that. and when that happened, when he started changing that day on the bus, i never spoke to him again about anything like that. >> okay. and did he ever say anything about osama bin laden?
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>> caller: to somebody else, yes, when he was in that other school, they were in a class, and he, like, stood up and told everybody that his uncle was osama bin laden and he about got jumped in the class by almost the whole class. they had to call the cops and escort him out of the school because of that. >> so, james, based on what you're saying, there's a lot of, you know, signals that were coming, even from the time he was in high school. >> caller: yes. but see, what was crazy is when he was at the mall, he was totally a different person. i spoke to people who were like, after that, when he worked at the mall, he was a regular, like a cool, regular guy, but i guess even people can hide who they really are. >> all right, james zerkle, thank you so much for being with us this evening. >> caller: yes, ma'am. >> and political reaction from both sides of the aisle to the shooting. we're live in d.c. with reaction from the white house and the candidates. >> reporter: judge, good evening to you. reaction continues to pour in
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from around the world concerning the terror attack in orlando. it is a very somber day as you can imagine and know here in the nation's capital because of it. tonight people gathered for several candlelight vigils in solidarity for those killed in the attack. earlier today, president obama said he had ordered the fbi to lead the investigation into this attack. >> although it's still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror. and an act of hate. and, as americans, we are united in grief, in outrage and in resolve to defend our people. >> reporter: after making those statements, flags are now flying at half-staff at the white house and all federal buildings, as the nation mourns the loss of 50 lives killed at the pulse nightclub in orlando. on the campaign trail, donald trump made several tweets condemning the attack, and later he released a statement criticizing president obama for not stating the attack was carried out by islamic
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terrorism, trump adding this, if we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore, because our leaders are weak. i said this is going to happen, and it is only going to get worse. i am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. we can't afford to be politically correct anymore. in response to the terror attack, hillary clinton releasing a statement as well, calling the mass murder an act of terror, clinton adding for now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. that means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere and hardening our defenses at home. and speaker of the house paul ryan took to twitter to condemn the attacks tweeting it is horrifying to see so many innocent lives cut short by such
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cowardice. tonight and in the nights ahead we will grieve with the familying. we will thank the heroes. we will hope for a swift recovery for the injured. speaker ryan also adding that as we heal as a nation, we are, quote, a nation at war with islamic terrorists. ryan adding that the united states cannot back down in the face of terror and we never will. adding this real quickly, fox has learned that the next 72 hours will be crucial to law enfoursment and the intelligence communities as they start sorting through the electronics of omar mateen to determine how he was radicalized. because of that, people are being told to be mindful of what they say as this investigation continues. and jim comey is going to testify and speak before the senate intelligence community tuesday afternoon and central intelligence john brennan will speak on thursday afternoon. look for more details to follow after that.
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today, the fbi did confirm that the orlando shooter, omar mateen had been investigated by the department twice in the past for suspicious activity. former fbi assistant director joins me now by phone. thanks for being with me, james. the second time, this happened with the tsarnaev brothers, too. what do you have to say about this? >> caller: i know. one of your people on there was right. they're not everywhere, but they're in most places. they have morte targets than thy have resources. director comey has said it, i've said it for years. the notion that all these
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targets, he talked about 100 or so targets around the united states in every state, you know, the volume of people to deal with that, i hate to even talk about it, because i don't want to disclose a whole lot of ineptness. >> but the fact, we all get, you know, they don't have the number of people that they need to deal with this, but is, are they just dropped from the list? the guy goes to get a gun? >> caller: that's the crazy part. you know, i can see where they have to prioritize these things, because they can only do so many things, but the rules of engagement need to be changed. the rules of engagement are ridiculous. i don't know exactly what they r but i've heard so many comments from people. why have there not been flags put, why could this guy buy a gun without the fbi knowing about it? things like that are pretty simple. >> it seems that we need to change that, but once the guy's not on the terror list, and once
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the fbi pretty much clears him, then, see, that's the problem, if the guy is -- >> caller: but think don't clear them, they don't care, they don't think he's just innocent 100%. they just don't meet the requirements for engaging in an investigation. >> wait a minute. they do clear them in the sense that they don't continue to investigate them, jim. that's what i'm talking about. >> caller: right. >> he gets a job and where he's licensed to carry a gun. >> caller: right. >> and everything's okay. >> caller: right, but i mean, they don't clear him, and why there's not tracks left everywhere for this guy on watch lists, on gun lists, on how can he work for security company? i mean, these things, they're crazy. >> and so, do we agree, jim, that we've got to change the way, you know, we deal with these sympathizers, that once the fbi and law enforcement is
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involved, that we keep track at least if they pop up again? >> caller: absolutely. it has to happen. and sharia law is not consistent with the constitution of the united states. we can't do what great britain did, you know, having a large number of sharia zones in their country. it's crazy. >> what about the fact that, and jim, i'll ask you, you've got the orlando police department, they were engaged in a shootout, my understanding is, for hours. 11 cops, shooting at this one guy. when there was talk several months ago after ferguson that we have to demilitarize the local police, we have to take away some of the weaponry, isn't this proof positive that we, we're going to need this going forward? >> caller: yeah, i just don't know the facts to really comment on that. i'm sure that you know, it was very, very difficult for the
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police to deal with this thing, because they didn't know a lot 69 b but i don't wanted to be critical or second guessing anything because i don't know the facts. the other thing i want to mention, saudi arabia, they fund all the med raza schools in the united states, they fund most of the clericing as and movgss tha known, and they're a big cause four a for all this stuff and yet they get a pass. >> it's the same thing, you go into the mosque and freedom of speech and all that. but i think is the beginning, i think, of a turnin hopefully -- >> caller: there's a real reason where i saudi arabia gave the clinton foundation some money, i guess. >> yeah. all right, jim. all right, jim couchman, thanks
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so much for being wuith us. >> and the investigation is only just beginning, but as we've within reporting, omar mateen pledges allegiance to isis during the attack. all right, doctor, thank you for being with us tonight. you know, the president today talked about this as, you know, it's basically a hate crime and, you know, further reminder how easy it is to get hands on a weapon. and we have to decide if that's the kind of country we should be. what did you think of the president's comments? >> i watched that address, and i think we have to be very plainspoken. i'm here as an observing muslim and an american to say that these actions that have happened in orlando today are nothing but islamist gee hadism. islamism is what we saw sa. we're now in a guerilla war,
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targeting innocent civilians. i was shocked that he didn't mention this, and i also was shocked that he used the opportunity to criticize the issues we have with weapons in this country. certainly, the terrorists had an access to an appalling weapon, but if it wasn't that, it would be a pressure cooker. it would be some other homemade bomb, it would be something else. so the intention is absolutely consistent with islamism. it is not islam, but it is borrowing legitimacy from my faith. >> it's really no surprise that the president doesn't use the term islamic gee hadist, or hillary clinton doesn't say it. and, you know, even the fbi and a lot of the law enforcement agencies at a national level have literally removed the language of jihadi and islamic terrorist. why do you think that is? you're, you're muslim. >> i now that. it's the expungement of this kind of this language.
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i think it is under false pretenses. they feel that by using this i will feel victimized as a muslim. political countries that are helping them wage war against isis will become disengaged. i promise you, in you countries i have liv i have lived, there is no such compunction. we know this is islamism, and we understand it. we don't feel under siege. this is quite specious. and this president has pursued an extraordinary assassination complex of drone wars. whether they're effective or not, who knows, targeting middle level and all kinds of taliban. we've poured billions of dollars into that, but we cannot protect a city like orlando. >> what does it tell you that the president is, you know, doesn't think that americans can distinguish between a radical islamist and, you know, a
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practicing muslim? >> i can't pretend to know what's inside the mind of the president, but i do think this nation is uniquely paralyzed in trying to confront this problem. earlier i was watching you when you spoke about israel. i have traveled multiple times to slooefl. several times. one system is muslim. all of us want to support our fbi, our police. we want to support our religious institutions, but our citizens, whatever our faith, we have a responsibility to help us safe guard our community. that is going to require human intelligence, we may have to look at mosques, transparency, not just with a camera, but channeling of money, all these things have to be examined in a new way. >> do you think that america does not have the will to fight this? >> that's a profound question.
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i think the average american citizen, and i consider myself one of them, completely believes in the ideals of this country, and all of us, myself included, muslims included, are here to unite at a time of crisis. this act is designed to divide american from american, muslim from non-muslim. and i think the will for america to succeed and maintaining its ideals is definitely present in the population. i cannot explain why we are so hamstrung in actually confronting this issue. even the fact that the fbi was able to examine this person three times and unfortunately, he slipped through. you mentioned he was employed by g4s, which is a world-famous security company that protected the london olympics and was
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protecting us in karachi. i don't know if it is about the ordinary will, but certainly, at the apex, there is a reluctance to discuss islamism, not just with this, but with the politics in iran, with confronting some of the origins that will have the ideology, certainly. >> dr. ahmed, always good to have you on. >> thanks for being with us. all right. we're going to be back in a moment. i wanted to know who i am and where i came from. i did my ancestrydna and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell. order your kit now at ancestrydna.com
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. as we've seen in this is a tack, local law enforcement with the attack. david, you're a city manager in a community park outside of florida which is apparently home to, you know a very large gay and lesbian community. how has the community been affected by this, as city manager, what, if anything does your city plan to do that is hopefully typical of what other agencies are doing?
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>> it's a dark day in florida tonight and especially those with large lgbt groups. my community is proud of its relationship with the gay and lesbian community. we have a number of social clubs and bars and outlets where those individuals who enjoy freedom congregate and the attack is shocking and frightening to all of us. >> what does your city plan to do going forward given to the number of clubs that you have that cater to the lgbt community? >> we're talking about our needs to ensure we have available resources at the disposal of the community. a lot of that involves making
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sure each club and bar owner understands how to implement procedures, that they've trained their staff, and marked exits and are aware of how to respond to situations that are unpredictable and unimaginable as the terrible crisis that befell us just yesterday. fire rescue as regular responsibilities to ensure the fire code is in place. we conduct inspections. these are not things that can be taken lightly. if we're not ensuring easy access for egress and ingrss then these situations are going to trap people in dangerous situations. i'm no different than hundreds of other mayors and city
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managers throughout the country today. we've had a wake up call and it is tragic. >> there was a shootout between the police and this one individual. does your city and other cities and towns have the weaponry and swart teams, if needed to be able to respond? >> i believe they do. the orlando police, i understand, were first on owe the scene of this incident. they had an off duty police officer to ensure safety and security. >> that is one cop with over 300 people. >> i understand, judge. there are going to be times when we do not have resources that are needed and available. it was better than no police officer. had that police officer been fortunate enough to take this
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terrible, horrible criminal out of commission at that time, clearly it would have been a great value to the people inside of the club that there was a police officer present at the time. that shootout -- >> david, you call him a criminal. the guy yells allah akbahr. is he a terrorist? >> i have all kinds of names for this individual. >> you haven't used terrorist. >> i will happily call him a trift. >> we cannot predict who the first responders are. >> david, thank you for being with us. >> stay with us for this second hour of this special edition of "justice" just moments away.
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