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making news in america this morning, protesters took to the streets of charlotte, but a curfew made it relatively calm. still, police are coming under increasing pressure to release video of the police shooting of keith scott. we're live in charlotte. out on bond, the tulsa police officer facing a manslaughter charge for the shooting death of another black man. well, she turned herself in released. yahoo! is releasing new details about the massive hacking that left accounts of hundreds of millions of people in danger. and facebook feedback. what a new study is saying about those who are overly concerned as they may be with the number of likes they get. a good friday morning to you all. protests hit the street in charlotte overnight despite a
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>> the mayor ordered that curfew from midnight to 6:00 a.m. but while hundreds still massed in the streets, therwere very few incidents with police. >> meanwhile, the family of the man shot dead by police has now seen video of the shooting and is demanding the public be allowed to see it, as well. abc's maggie rulli is joining us now from charlotte. maggie. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and diane. as you just mentioned, there's been a curfew in place overnight here in charlotte as authorities are trying to night. but even a curfew did not stop people from going out to demonstrate. for the third night in a row protesters fill the streets of downtown charlotte. [ chanting "no justice no peace" ] >> reporter: alongside them, police in riot gear and more than 400 national guard troops brought in from across the state to stop this from happening again. violent protests that left one dead and dozens injured, shut down a major highway and damaged several businesses. overnight both sides calling for calm. >> we want peace.
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>> reporter: police have not yet released dash and body cam footage that shows the moment keith lamont scott, a 43-year-old black man, was shot and killed by brentley vinson, a black police officer. the police say scott had a gun and felt threatened. scott's family says he didn't own a weapon and in his hand was a book. >> my daddy didn't do nothing. >> reporter: the videos will not be made public until the investigation is over. >> the video does not give me absolute definitive visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun. >> reporter: scott's family saw the videos for the first time thursday. in a statement their lawyer said "after watching the videos, the family again has more questions than answers. when he was shot and killed mr. scott's hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards." the violent protests here in charlotte have led to more than 50 people being arrested and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
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we saw tons of volunteers out working to clean up their community trying to help their city bounce back. >> maggie, that curfew, by the way, by the mayor was ordered late last night with only two hours' notice. did it work? >> reporter: you know, so far it has seemed to be working. that curfew was in place from 12:00 midnight here in charlotte to 6:00 a.m. and impacts everyone that doesn't have to be out and about for something necessary meaning all protesters, although we did see a few hundred protesters continue to demonstrate even with that curfew in place, but so far the police have only responded by letting them demonstrate as long as they remain peaceful and calm. so, peaceful and calm protesters still working demanding to see that footage. >> yeah, and no doubt the presence of the national guard helped, as well, to keep things calm. maggie rulli there in charlotte, thank you. and as the protesters demand the release of that video, the police chief has said he prefers to wait until the investigation is complete.
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agent in charge, steve gomez, and asked if the public pressure will force authorities to release it. >> this is all about being able to offer a full explanation and there's a complication that is clearly involved with this investigation based on the video and, you know, most -- if i was in charge of that kind of investigation, i would be saying, les hold on for a second. they're probably doing a lot of interviews. they're probably examining the officer's past conduct, have there been any complaints against the officer. those are all being taken into consideration in addition to what the video depicts and what they're able to do forensically at the scene of the shooting. >> all right, that's steve gomez, former fbi agent in charge. thank you. breaking news, a police officer is free on bond in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in tulsa, oklahoma. prosecutors say officer betty shelby acted unreasonably during last friday's encounter with terence crutcher, which was
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she surrendered overnight after being charged with manslaughter. authorities praised the city's peaceful reaction since the killing. >> it is important to note despite the heightened tensions felt by all, which seemingly beg for an emotional response and reaction, our community has consistently demonstrated a willingness to respect the judicial process. >> terence crutcher's funeral is saturday. meanwhile, officer shelby faces convicted. a judge will now decide whether that case goes to trial. >> and president obama is weighing in on the violent protests in charlotte. his first public reaction to the racial tension and unrest. >> in an exclusive interview with abc's robin roberts, the president explained how all americans can help bridge the growing racial divide. >> i think it's important to separate out the pervasive sense
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african-americans about shootings of people and the sense that justice is not always, you know, color-blind. the way we change the system requires us to be able to reach out and engage the broader american community, and that requires being peaceful, that requires being thoug what are the specific reforms you're looking for. the overwhelming majority of people who have been concerned about police community relations doing it the right way. every once in a while you see folks doing it the wrong way. >> robin's entire interview will air this morning on "good morning america." >> now to the president's hometown. the mayor of chicago unveiling his plan to battle the gun violence which has plagued that
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wide-ranging approach which includes a thousand more cops on the streets, job training and a mentorship program. there have been more than 500 murders in chicago so far this year. well, coming up, details on the possible cyberbreach that hit very close to the first family. and the much bigger hacking at yahoo! hundreds of millions of accounts compromised. so, who is being blamed? and new outrage over this incident in maryland. a teenager pepper sprayed in the back of a police car. stick around. a police car. stick around. [ crowd noise ] whoa. [ gears stopping ] when your pain reliever stops working, your whole day stops. try this. but just one aleve has the strength to stop pain for 12 hours.
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night's showdown. she's doing some intensive prep including mock debates with a trump stand-in. trump also cleared his schedule at least for today to do some preparing. both trump and clinton are reviewing each other's past debates. trump says he's going to be himself and be respectful but sources say he hasn't delved into policy or taken part in any mock debates. investigators still haven't been able to question the man charged with placing bombs in new york and new jersey last week. ahmad khan rahami remains in the hospital unconscious. he was shot seven times in his gun battle with police. his wife, though, has now returned to the united states and officials say she's been somewhat cooperative. in a new interview, rahami's father says his son underwent a personality change after visiting afghanistan, and he informed the fbi but nothing was done. and police are looking for a motive in an apparent double murder suicide at an east tennessee factory. it happened thursday afternoon about 50 miles outside of knoxville. the bodies of three workers, two
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corporation in athens. police say all three were shot. a nearby high school was put on lockdown as a precaution. secret service is looking into a possible cyberbreach after what appeared to be a scanned copy of the first lady's passport was posted online. the scan, part of a batch of e-mails apparently hacked from the gmail account of a white house staffer. now, the image includes a passport photo and information page, most of which already is public information. yahoo! biggest known hack of a single company's computer network ever. the internet giant says the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen two years ago. yahoo! blames what it calls state-sponsored hackers but doesn't name who that would be. the company believes no payment card data or bank account information was stolen. when we come back, the latest from charlotte and the shocking words of one lawmaker talking about the anger on the streets. and brad pitt now facing a
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district includes charlotte is under fire for what he said to the bbc about the protesters. >> here is part of the conversation between robert pittenger and the bbc interviewer. >> what is their grievance in their mind? >> well, the grievance in their mind is that the animus, the anger, they hate white people because white people are successful and they're not. >> the congressman has since apologized for his comments. the chairman of the congressional black caucus called the remarks, quote, devastatingly ignorant, divisive and disgusting. the family of a maryland teen pepper sprayed by police say they were overly aggressive. their boss says his officers did what they had to do. >> we have more now. >> reporter: maryland police are defending this encounter with a 15-year-old girl pepper sprayed while in a squad car. police body cams capture it all. >> come here.
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don't [ bleep ] touch me. >> reporter: officers approach the girl who doesn't want her name released after they say she caused an accident on her bike. she refused medical attention and police say wouldn't answer their questions. >> yeah, we are calling your parents. >> reporter: she starts riding her bike again and an officer grabs her. >> i was confused what was going on. >> reporter: the teen says she was disoriented and scared after the accident briefly knocked her unconscious and just wanted to go home. soon she's in handcuffs and being put in the police car. >> put your feet in. >> repor does just that. gio benitez, abc news, hagerstown, maryland. former congressman anthony weiner is in trouble again. the u.s. attorney in new york wants weiner's cell phone records after allegations he sent sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old. a u.s. attorney in north carolina, the fbi and the new york city police department are also investigating. weiner has said the accusation may be a hoax. the fbi is gathering
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involving actor brad pitt and his family on board a private flight just last week. a spokeswoman said the fbi still evaluating whether to open the investigation into allegations that pitt was abusive during the flight toward one of his six children. earlier this week angelina jolie filed for divorce from pitt. and now to sports. this morning that means football. >> yep, pro and college highlights now from our friends at espn. good morning, america. kevin connors, nicole briscoe. so, at this point i'm convinced that you could put center for the new england patriots. if they have bill belichick on the sidelines, they're going to win. >> are you ready. >> uh-huh. >> if kevin can do it so can jacoby brissett. makes his first start for the patriots, first quarter, patriots already up 3-0. brissett takes off running. design play. cuts back, touchdown, 27 yards, patriots 10-0 lead.
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osweiler. that's not where the ball was meant to go. jamie collins picks it off and osweiler not too happy and things not going to make him any happier. fourth quarter, down he goes, shaerd. patriots, they roll, 27-0. without tom brady. college football. deshaun watson and clemson taking on georgia tech, first quarter, watson to mike williams, oh, what a grab. tigers took a 7-0 lead in hotlanta. later in the first, watson rolling, finding trayvon mullen, near the goal line, clemson would score one play later, 14-0. nine seconds to go in the second. jordan leggett, back in the end zone. watson, two touchdown passes, 304 yards, the tigers roll, 26-7. the cubs are going to be on espn at 2:00 eastern tomorrow. >> that means no nap time for me because that's what i'm going to be doing. >> for nicole, i'm kev. see you. and in baseball los angeles dodgers second baseman chase utley shows how to turn an error
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who's been trying to bridge the gap, i would say, between protesters and police in charlotte. >> so he's giving out free hugs and there he is advertising it quite well on his t-shirt. his name is ken wadiqui jr., and he's a peace activist. >> he was seen giving police officers hugs who were trying to maintain order amid the chaotic protests. some people were criticizing him. he told them, he thinks of the officers as human beings with families of their own to support. >> and the officers seem to very much appreciat free hugs as opposed to the ones that you pay for. >> yes. some advice now to facebook users from cornell university. don't get too wrapped up in the reactions to your posts. the researchers looked at how people react to feedback on the social network. >> so they say people who often count the number of likes on photos and posts may not be leading a purposeful life according to the research. the amount of likes will affect
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purpose and high self-esteem, less than those who aren't self-confident. >> so, but if you get a lot of likes, that boosts your self-esteem so maybe you just need to get more likes. >> but then that means you have low self-esteem which is why you want the likes. >> i think i need to go post on my facebook page. >> yeah, exactly, or go to our, wnnfans.com. here's something getting a lot of likes on facebook. she comes back. >> well, in that case. >> that was quick. >> hold on. i have to get in on this if i'm getting likes on facebook. more than 7,600 likes and counting apparently. it's a bear on the run in the streets of anchorage, alaska. the video has more than 1.1 million views. a wildlife official says the bear was just doing his bear thing, and before he knew it, he was in the city. it took a few hours but they finally cornered -- >> a few hours? >> -- the 200-pound male in a cemetery. they captured him unharmed.
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during his wild, wild chase there in anchorage, alaska. >> the police are making it sound as though he was lost and just sort of wandered. i think this bear knew exactly where he was going. >> pizza hut, did he have the munchies? >> very strategic. >> just imagine the call to 911, just an average day in anchorage, a bear on the loose. >> maybe it is an average day in anchorage. i don't know. >> well, more news after this. >> hi, bear. >> i like the graphic. my mother passed 2003, to be a great athlete or whatever but, you need to make sure you get your college degree. sometimes i call the house, just to hear her voice. (phone ringing) answering machine: hi, leave a message after the beep. (beep) hey mom, this is larry. i just want to let you know that uh, i fulfilled the promise that you held me to. love you. (beep)
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top stories on this friday, a third night of protests over fatal police shooting in charlotte gave way to mostly quiet streets after a curfew was imposed. a tulsa police officer has turned herself in. officer betty shelby free on bond after surrendering. shelby faces manslaughter charges. hillary clinton and donald trump are taking a break from big debate monday night. but they're both keeping an eye on the unrest in charlotte. hillary clinton reached out to the mayor of that city and trump spoke with the governor. looking at today's weather, lots of rain across the nation today. the heaviest will be in the rockies and southwest. summerlike on the first full day of fall in the middle of the country. well, obviously it's been a very intense week, so we need to slide toward the first weekend of the fall with a little fun.
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and this week our "friday funnies" focused on just one of the presidential candidates. check it out. >> donald trump jr. tweeted out this graphic, "if i had a bowl of skittles and i told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? that's our syrian refugee problem." it's a powerful metaphor. really makes me reconsider my stance on eating syrian refugees. >> the u.s. would be admitting 110,000 refugees in the coming year. obama was basically like, it was going to be 100,000, but after your little skittles tweet, it's now 110,000. what's that? you want to make it 120? >> this meme isn't even original. it's a rip-off of a similar idea posted by a feminist group though in the original analogy they used m&ms. of course, the trump family prefers skittles because there are no brown ones. >> trump is being criticized for using money from his charity to
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listen to what he said at a rally in north carolina yesterday. >> it's called opm. i do that all the time in business. it's called other people's money. there's nothing like doing things with other people's money. >> he calls it opm then trump's campaign manager said, fml. >> so that's why when i see them try to risley ridiculize him and try to ostracize and pervert. i want you to their vote for donald trump. >> the first question, why are you wearing a jean jacket to church. first he had the jacket bedazzled then he had it ridiculized. >> i didn't realize ridiculize was a word. >> it is now, there you go. a lot of focus on donald trump but i'm guessing with the debates happening they're have a lot of material on both candidates for next friday.
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