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thanks for watching us at 5:00. cbs evening news is next. >> rose: a damning report from the justice department. it finds a pattern of racial bias in ferguson's police department and courts. also tonight, the president and the prime minister debate a nuclear deal. >> it paves iran's path to the bomb. >> it is the best way for us on prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> rose: the new hillary clinton drama-- saving private e-mails. and when pandas part. >> this is the stage where the panda needs to go and be a big panda. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose, and this is our western edition. the police department and court system in ferguson, missouri engaged in racial bias against
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african americans, routinely violating the constitution and the federal law. that is the conclusion tonight of a justice department investigation launched after a white ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man during a confrontation last summer. mark strassman is in ferguson, but we begin with jeff pegues in washington. >> reporter: the department of justice investigation examined 35,000 pages of records from 2012-2014 and the numbers are stark. while 67% of ferguson's residents are african american they made up 93% of those arrested and 90% of people given citations. and when an officer pulled someone over, 85% of the time, it was an african american. when police used force, 88% of the time, it was against african americans. last month, ferguson's police chief tom jackson was asked by cbs news correspondent dean reynolds whether bias existed in his department.
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>> reporter: did you discover a racial problem in the department? >> no. >> reporter: none? >> no, there's not a racial problem in the police department. >> reporter: when 18-year-old michael brown was shot last august by ferguson police officer darren wilson, of the 53 officers on the force, only four were black. the justice department report also found stereotypes about african americans in official ferguson e-mail accounts used by police and court officials. according to the investigation in november of 2008, someone wrote that president barack obama would not be president for very long because, "what black man holds a steady job for four years?" justice department investigators also faulted ferguson's reliance on parking tickets and other fines to raise money. it found that minor offenses could result in crippling debts or even jail time. charlie, the ferguson police department could enter into a voluntary agreement to make changes, or d.o.j. could sue.
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>> rose: jeff, thanks. now for a reaction to the report we go to mark strassman in ferguson. mark. >> reporter: charlie, even before michael brown was shot, ferguson's minority community complained that repeatedly, they were profiled and harassed by local police. so for them, this department of justice represent is vindication. >> just ticket after ticket after ticket. >> reporter: terri franks showed us a lap full of traffic tickets. ferguson has been her home for 19 years, and she says whenever she drives, she worries. >> the cops are behind you all the time. you know, you know they're running your plates, and then you feel nervous for no reason and it just escalates. >> reporter: franks, a 49-year- old delta flight attendant, has sons who drive-- more targets, she says. for you and your three sons over the last couple of years, how much have you spent total for tickets, court costs, lawyers? >> i'd say $5,000 easy.
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and i'm a working class citizen. i don't have a lot of money. >> a constant getting pulled over. >> reporter: last september, a month after michael brown was killed, franks demanded ferguson's city council reform its police department. >> since i moved to ferguson, i never knew what court was. my sons off the top of their heads, they go, "oh, mom, court is tuesday." you can ask anybody walking the street what day is court. they can tell you. >> reporter: we learned michael brown's parents will meet with department of justice officials in the morning before the official report is released. after that, charlie, ferguson's mayor and police chief plan to address the public. >> rose: mark, thanks. benjamin netanyahu did an end run around president obama today. the israeli prime minister took his objections to a proposed nuclear deal with iran directly to the u.s. congress. he called it a very bad deal that will guarantee iran gets nuclear weapons. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> i deeply regret that somel. perceive my being here as
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political. that was never my intention. >> reporter: few foreign leaders could attract this kind of frenzy-- protests, boycotts, and tickets one senator described as hotter than fresh latkes. >> we appreciate all that president obama has done for israel. >> reporter: but once the thank yous were out of the way netanyahu blasted u.s.-led negotiations with iran. >> this deal has two major concessions. one, leaving iran with a vast nuclear program. and, two, lifting the restrictions on that program in about a decade. that's why this deal is so bad. it doesn't block iran's path to the bomb. it paves iran's path to the >> reporter: it's a view he shares with many republicans even though the deal is far from final, and it's why speaker boehner arranged this address without white house consent. several dozen democrats refused to attend.
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>> on the first page -- >> reporter: including washington state's jim mcdermott, who held a staff meeting instead. >> because i don't want to insult the president, and that's what john boehner is doing. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi did go but said she was near tears, saddened by what she called "netanyahu's condescension." >> as far as i can tell, there was nothing new. >> reporter: president obama said he didn't watch, but did read a transcript. >> on the core issue, which is how do we prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives.till >> reporter: still, netanyahu was treated to a series of standing ovations, and many lawmakers said they left withblic new insight. republican senator susan collins. >> well, i would have preferred that he waited a few weeks until the israeli elections were over. this was an important speech that we needed to hear. >> reporter: and it comes at a
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key time for congress, right after the speech, the senate's republican leader, mitchat mcconnell, announced the senate would be moving to a bill as soon as next week requiring that congress ratify any nuclear deal that the u.s. and iran strike. the white house has already threatened to veto that. charlie. >> rose: nancy, thanks. retired general david petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he gave his mistress classified material days before he became director of the c.i.a. in a plea deal, federal prosecutors are recommending two years' probation, no prison, and a $40,000 fine. more now from national security correspondent david martin. >> reporter: court documents show america's most revered general gave his biographer, paula broadwell, little black books he knew contained highly classified information and lied about it to the f.b.i. the information was in 5 x 8 black books which he took notes while commander of the war in afghanistan. according to the documents, the
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books contained information classified above top secret and included notes of discussions with president obama. in a conversation recorded by broadwell, petraeus told her "they are highly classified, some of them. i mean, there's code word stuff in there."1, p in august of 2011, petraeus delivered eight of the notebooksto to a house where she was staying in washington. he collected them five days later, just before he became director of the c.i.a., and took them to his own house. later, when confronted by f.b.i. agents, petraeus maintained, according to the court documents, he had never provided any classified information to broadwell. petraeus was not charged with lying to the f.b.i., which is a felony, apparently because there was no transcript of that interview. after it was revealed he was also having an affair with broadwell, petraeus resigned from the c.i.a. and signed a document stating, "there is no classified material in my possession, custody or control
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at this time," even though the notebooks were still stored in an unlocked desk drawer at his house. if convicted of mishandling classified information, petraeus could have received a maximum punishment of one year in prison. his guilty plea, if accepted by a judge, would spare petraeus any jail time, as well as a trial that surely would have revealed details of his affair with none of the classified information petraeus gave broadwell appeared in her book so arguably, no harm was done except, of course, to his reputation and career. >> rose: thanks, david. hillary clinton is under fire tonight after it was revealed she used a personal e-mail account rather than a government account to conduct business as secretary of state. here's margaret brennan. >> reporter: when hillary clinton traveled more than a million miles, she famously carried her blackberry with her. state department spokeswoman marie harf said today that clinton's use of a personal
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e-mail account was not illegal. >> there was no prohibition on using a account for official business as long as it's preserved. >> reporter: but clinton aides did not submit those e-mails to government archives as required by a 2009 law. they claim nine out of 10 e- mails she sent were to state department colleagues and, therefore, in the department's computer system. spokesman nick merrill said there was, "every expectation they would be retained." last year, the state department sent a written request for the e-mails. clinton's aides then turned over 55,000 pages of communications. the e-mails were revealed after the department sent 300 clinton messages to a house committee investigating the benghazi attacks. >> can you trust hillary clinton? >> reporter: republican darrell issa. secretary clinton's aides didn't hand over her e-mails to government records. is that a failure or is it an oversight? >> well, it's a failure to comply with the law that the secretary had to know about, that her aides had to know about, and it's a pattern of
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deception before she became secretary until her last day. >> reporter: former secretary colin powell said he did have a personal email account. condoleezza rice said she didn'ta use hers for official communications. now that these messages have been handed over, clinton's emails are part of her permanent record here at the state department. >> rose: margaret, thanks. all of this comes as clinton is widely expected to make a run for the white house, which is why we turn now to our cbs news political director, john dickerson. john, why is this story getting so much attention? >> reporter: well, republicans think she's going to be the democratic nominee, and so they're showing her the attention they think she deserves. there are a lot of legitimate questions about whether clinton's use of this private email account went beyond the previous practices of other secretaries of state, and it also raises the question when she turned over the emails, did she turn over everything. a clinton spokesperson says yes, but congressional investigators looking into those benghazi attacks are skeptical. so a protracted tug-of-war over these e-mails could reanimate
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concerns that the clintons are secretive, which puts pressure on hillary clinton when she does announce, to have a campaign message that can withstand frequent interruptions. >> rose: john, thanks. in moscow today, thousands said farewell to boris nemtsov, one of the fiercest critics of vladimir putin.s of for many mourners of the end of his life signals a new start to a life in russia. clarissa ward is there. >> reporter: they waited in the bitter cold for hours. their faces said it all-- sadness and shock-- that such a well-known politician as boris nemtsov could be murdered in cold blood just steps away from the kremlin. what's your reaction to his death? >> just disgusting. >> reporter: katya, who worked with nemtsov in the '90s, said she hoped the tragedy would bring russia's opposition together. >> we must hope everything will be okay. we need to be optimistic.>> >> reporter: but few of nemtsov's close associates are
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as optimistic.f the editor of one of russia's few liberal publications yevgenia: >> the kind of propaganda war that we are watching for at least a year is unbelievable. >> reporter: like many journalists who openly criticized the kremlin, she believes she is a target. do you believe that the kremlin is at war with people like boris nemtsov and yourself? >> i believe that we are at war, absolutely, it's a war. boris is the first but not the last victim of this war. >> reporter: do you fear for your personal safety? >> of course, each of us will think about the possibility that we probably are not going to live that long.>> >> reporter: it's now been four days since nemtsov's death, and no arrests have yet been made. people who we've spoken to here, charlie, say they believe that even if they catch the killer,
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we will never find out who ordered his death. >> rose: thanks, clarissa ward. in this country, a government report out this week points to a series of problems among teenagers who date. one in five girls reported being in an abusive relationship twice the previous estimate. for boys it's one in 10. dr. jon lapook has more on this. >> reporter: when 21-year-old college senior kristin mccovery was in high school, she was a beaming, confident go-getter. in ninth grade, she started dating a fellow runner. >> my freshman year of track practice, i remember i said something to him, and he choked me by the water fountain on the second floor of our school. >> reporter: the study found teens who experience dating violence were more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, including attempted suicide,en binge drinking, and drug use. stephanie nilva is the executive director of day one, a group that works to prevent teen dating violence. nilva says there's likely a much greater incidence of dating violence than reflected in the
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study.he >> there are a lot of reasons young people won't come forward. they don't trust authority figures. they are fearful they will be blamed. >> i felt really violated and i was scared. i didn't feel i should go to anybody to talk to. i knew that i should and i had people to talk to but i felt i couldn't tell them, so i kept it to myself. >> reporter: when she was a sophomore, kristin mccovery's boyfriend sexually assaulted her. when he did it again senior year, she brought charges against him.'m >> i'm really happy that's no longer part of my life. i can be me completely. >> reporter: another study found more than 60% of school guidance counselors have had to support someone experiencing dating violence in the past year, but fewer than 20% of schools have a protocol to follow. that's a big gap. >> rose: dr. jon lapook, thanks. baseball great curt schilling fires back at cyber bullies who targeted his daughter. and thousands flee a powerful volcano, all of that when the cbs evening news continues. cbs evening news continues.
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know, and the school where she's going and all the good stuff. i was excited. >> reporter: like any proud father would be. >> absolutely, yeah. >> reporter: schilling and his wife, shonda, say the tweet was inexplicably met with multiple responses, first mild and then vulgar and sexually explicit-- so vulgar, we can't show them to you. >> i've been in clubhouses, i've been in locker rooms, i've been on buses, i've been in guys' guys situations my whole life where you say things as guys in that group, you know, you're family. i have never in my life said some of the things that these guys said, never, about anybody or-- you don't say it, it's not- - you know when those words are coming out of your mouth that they're vile. there's something wrong with you. >> reporter: these are beyond offensive. >> they're against the law. >> reporter: schilling said he has been contacted by the f.b.i. and two local police departments, and is discussing filing possible criminal charges. >> this is my child. you attack my child. the rules kind of go out the
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panda mom mei xiang was out in the snow. 18-month-old bao bao did her own thing. as of this week she has a new yard, a new life of her own, completely separate from mom. it may seem cruel to us, but zookeeper nicole maccorkle says it's nature's way. >> we're parents of little humans, and mei xiang is the parent of a little panda, and this is the stage where the little panda needs to go and be a big panda. >> reporter: this is a natural thing in the animal world. they're not sad at all. >> this is a natural thing, and mom is not sad at all. it may be more of an adjustmentsa for the cubs, but we do know they get past it very >> reporter: in the wild, panda cubs are around two years old when they leave their mothers. the zoo is helping things along. it's breeding season, and mei xiang will only be fertile for a day or two. if bao bao is around, there's a t chance mei won't breed. brandie smith is senior curator. >> we watched mei xiang and when bao bao comes over to nurse, she'll push her away. >> reporter: she's like no.
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>> yeah, like you're grown up now, eat your own food. >> reporter: we've watched her learn to crawl, get checkups play outside in the snow. >> we notice that bao bao is definitely more independent. she's been more independent since the day she was born. >> reporter: bao bao will live at the national zoo until she's four where, under an agreement with the chinese government, she'll go to china where some day she'll hopefully have cubs of her own. jan crawford, cbs news washington. >> rose: pandas give a new definition to cuteness. that is the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. i'll see you first thing tomorrow on cbs this morning. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh captioning sponsored by cbs
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now at 6:00, thousands of dollars in debt. dozens of college students striking back. they claim they got duped in to borrowing the money and never got the education they were promised. good evening i'm veronica de la cruz. >> and i'm ken bastida. tonight the former students of troubled for profit colleges are refusing to pay back their loans. it's a move against not only the schools but the federal government too. only on 5 julie watts with their risky act of civil disobedience. >> reporter: mckenzie vazquez never thought she'd still be wearing a waitress uniform two years after she enrolled to become a medical assistant. >> i'm far worse off than i was before. >> reporter: she says pushing
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enrollment counselors told her to borrow money for a program she says was a joke. >> i was being taught by students who were there a week more than me. >> reporter: vazquez was kicked out but the school kept her $30,000 in loans. now two years later its parent company corinthian colleges is no longer in existence sued for false advertising to students like mckenzie. >> i'm excited i'm going to school. >> reporter: who still owe for an education they never received. so they're refusing to pay. >> we're striking. we're not going to pay back these loans. and we understand the consequences. >> reporter: vazquez is one of the corinthian 15, former students from across the country all taking a stand and demanding their student loans be forgiven. susan martin dale of the consumers' union says while not paying a federal loan can have serious consequences, t


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