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death of my closest friend. but to have to accept the fact that it's reality is a nightmare in itself. no one knows the pain that the media and unwanted options from the public has caused my family. to make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. to take something away from the man that i love, that he has worked his blank off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. this is our life. what don't you all get? she goes on to say, if your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take away all happiness, you succeeded on so many levels. just know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love is. ravens nation, we love you. make no mistake, jenn'e race is
the victim of domestic abuse. but it's a crime against the community, not just their family issue. that's the law. it's what we have decided as a nation. espn host keith olbermann put it so well on his show last night when he called out every single decision-maker involved. >> that intentionally or by neglect, the district attorney's office, the baltimore ravens, the national football league and commissioner roger goodell have conducted a cover-up of ray rice's brutal assault on his then-fiancee on february 15th. there is no other conclusion possible. each body, each leading individual involved came to a judicial conclusion about what happened to jenn'e palmer and what should happen to ray rice. each through deception or incompetence misled the public, damaged the efforts of every man and woman in this country seeking to merely slow down the epidemic of domestic violence and made a mockery of the process by which those who batter those they claim to love are to be brought to justice. not one of them, not
commissioner goodell, not nfl chief counsel, not baltimore team president richard cass, not ozzy newsom, not the assistant prosecutor, not the prosecutor, not the superior court judge, not ray rice himself. no matter what actions were taken today against rice nor what might be taken in the future, none of them have any remaining credibility. and each must leave are be expelled from their current positions. and despite the obsession of the moment, it does not truly matter whether they had seen this video before today. the league, the team, the prosecutors either white warshed r ray rice's brutal assault or they saw the video and whitewashed the assault anyway. >> another big development in this story, the app a"associate press" is reporting there is a longer version of this elevator video with sound and with a
cleaner image. a law enforcement official showed the "associated press" the video and on it you can apparently hear ray rice and jenn'e palmer shouting obscenities at each other. the a.p. goes on to say that she appears to spit in his face before that punch that knocked her out. after the tmz video surfaced, the ravens released ray rice. and the nfl suspended him indefinitely. but he likely will still get to keep the $25 million that he has already been paid out of a $35 million contract. want to bring in rachel nichols, host of "unguarded" lisa bloom, a civil rights attorney and has represented a number of domestic violence victims for almost 30 years. and cnn legal analyst sunny hostin. sunny has prosecuted a number of these cases as well. let's start with the notion of what jenn'e rice, now mrs. rice, has released.
this appeal to the public and to the media that they have wronged her now a second time, that her life is destroyed by all of this. this is not unfamiliar to you. >> right. >> you see this thing played over and over again where the victims themselves actually play a part in trying to mitigate what happens in the legal process. >> right. this is extremely common, which is why almost every court system in the country has in place a procedure for dealing with victims who recant in domestic violence cases because we understand the psychology now of how that happens. none of us should judge jenn'e rice. we should have compassion for her and frankly the focus should not be on her. the focus should be on ray rice and the decision-makers who wronged -- and i would add the police officer who arrested her as well as him in the incident where she became unconscious and he was unscathed. >> and put her in a holding cell, if you read that report -- >> after seeing her on the ground like that.
it's unbelievable. >> why did she release a statement today and ray rice didn't? was that planned? is that something she did on her own? i don't like the fact that she did it because it keeps the focus on her today. >> she also apologized not long after this for her role in that evening. it's interesting what we've seen. we can talk more about the incidents that led up to it. first, though, to the other developing issue. jenn'e released this instagram material, it took us all by shock today. but there's also the notion that the nfl is taking it on the chin. they released their own statement about their actions in all of this. speak to that, rachel, if you would. >> tmz came out with another report talking about the fact that casino officials, anonymous quotes, but multiple casino sources told them that the nfl never came and asked them for the video. that they had copies of the video. the nfl never asked for the videos. the nfl released a statement that was a response to this report, that statement from
brian mccarthy reads that, security for atlantic city casinos is handled by the new jersey state police. any videos related to an ongoing criminal investigation are held in the custody of the state police. as we said yesterday, we requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator. that video was not made available to us. now, there's been questions after this statement, are the new jersey state police even the correct body to go to? there's the atlantic city police who also had some jurisdiction in the casinos. obviously the casino had copies of the video. the prosecutor had copies of the video and the defense team had copies of the video. >> we're not sure about that. we'll get into that later on in the program. this bandied-about idea that perhaps discovery wasn't turned over -- >> but there were multiple copies of the video. >> they could have gotten it if they really wanted it. >> i want to point out. they said, we went after law enforcement. they have not responded to many cnn requests, did you ask the
hotel, did you ask tmz? they have not responded to us and they have not included that in their statement. >> when you have a domestic violence incident which clearly this was and you're investigating it, the nfl has plenty of investigators on staff. i know some people that have worked for the nfl as investigators, you always look for 911, you always look for video, you always look for the victim's statement. you take statements from everyone. so the suggestion that they just couldn't get it is suspect. i think the underlying theme here is perhaps they didn't want to. perhaps they dropped the ball. >> but i don't think it's that they were negligent in the way that someone sat in a room and conspired and said, let's make sure we don't -- >> no. >> i think it's an important distinction because that negligence by omission, not caring -- >> exactly. >> we saw video number one. it may not have been as clear and as concise.
and it may not have shown the knockout blow. but we saw some pretty awful video in video number one. my question is, as a domestic violence expert, so many people are asking, why wasn't video number one enough for all these actions? >> because the facts haven't changed in the last seventh months. they knew she was dragged out unconscious by him. he admitted what he did. the only thing that changed with the new video, now we have a visual depiction of him punching her in the face and her going down. but it doesn't change the facts of what happened. why didn't the nfl act before? the answer is obvious. yesterday they were publicly shamed by that video. >> i think another issue is going on here. when this narrative first came out, they knew he punched her. but his attorneys poisoned the well and basically said, hypothetically what if she hit him first? and so many people came out publicly, steven a. smith, others came out and said, she hit him and sort of acting as if that was a mitigating circumstance.
now you look at the video and it's like. actually she didn't hit him first of all. >> that's what bothers me about the spitting report that you read at the top of the segment. doesn't matter if she hit him first or if she spit at him. the appropriate response to a smaller woman who's facing a big nfl player spitting at you, say she swatted at him or she spit at him. is to walk away, not to knock her unconscious. we talked about michael brown so much -- >> and then not even render care afterwards. that woman was dropped on her face, her leg was kicked. she was dragged twice by the man who was about to marry her. she was left in this awful position -- >> he doesn't even act surprised at what he did, as though perhaps this was not even the first time. he's not in shock that she's unconscious, perhaps dead. does he check her vital signs? no. >> none of that. and she's dropped again with her head between the elevator doors. all of it so disturbing.
this is a critical conversation, especially in light of what's become this public shaming, what's become so public. the nfl and the baltimore ravens aren't the only ones taking heat for how much they knew and if they should have handled things differently a lot earlier. what about the police? what about the prosecutors in the case? and the judge? the legal view on how they handled there case and whether there should be review of what they did coming up next. you do a lot of things great.
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the ravens? the police and the prosecutors? what does the law require any of those entities to do? and beyond the law, what do basic morals and ethics require us all to do? joining me is danny and paul. you know how this works. is there any chance that there's going to be a review of what went on in this case with a violent offense like that that rarely qualifies for something that he got? >> no, tlrsn't. there's really no appeal there's available at this point. the prosecutor accepted and the judge accepted pretrial intervention which means basically although he was charged with aggravated assault punishable by three to five years in prison, at the end of the day, he will have no
conviction of a crime. i think it's rare that you get pretrial intersensational in a domestic violence case. most parts of new jersey you wouldn't get it. but atlantic city, they have a lot of violent crime. i think they don't treat it as seriously as they do in less busy counties. >> in the scale of atlantic city's crime, this was -- >> this was a ground ball, i hate to say it. >> wow. >> by atlantic city standards. i was looking at their homicide rate. they have a homicide rate that's 10 to 20 times higher than the national homicide right. prosecutors there have their hands full with very, very serious crimes where people are hospitalized or dead -- >> not to suggest this isn't. this could have been lethal, that kind of a punch could have been lethal. >> we know statistically if you let somebody get away with this, it may be lethal in the future. so i'm not defending what was
done. i'm saying from a statistical standpoint they will say and have said that this is normal handling of a p.t.i. situation in atlantic city, no special treatment. >> danny, i know you know that ray rice was very good at his job. something i want you to make sure our viewers are clear on. the nfl has been excoriated for how it's investigated this case. there's been a claim that they should have asked ray rice and his attorneys for the discovery, the video itself, instead of waiting for the police. she should have asked ray rice or compelled him to turn over what they might thought he'd have in discovery. that might not have been possible? >> a couple of things. first, you can't assume that the attorney necessarily had the video. the time to ask for pretrial interventi intervention, important to understand, the moment a
defendant decides he wants to apply for pretrial intersensational, it shifts from defense to deference. why? because it's entirely within the discretion of the prosecutor whether or not you get admitted into that program. if you start filing a bunch of motions and demanding discovery, unfortunately a prosecutor can say, you're too irritating, i'm not going to give you pretrial intervention. not saying that's what happened in this case. but it's entirely possible that at the time they decided to apply for p.t.i., the defendant may not have had access or discovery of that video. but let's suppose that he did have it, the attorney did have it. i'm just conjecturing here. but at this point, maybe you make a decision. you make a decision that this is the nfl. it's a private party. it's not the fbi. you're under no obligation to turn anything over to them legally, although contractually, you may put your client at risk.
then you do a simple balancing test. do you run the risk of making this tape public and not only devastating your client but maybe the prosecutor rethinks p.t.i. during the process or if you withhold it from the nfl or don't mention it to them, the worse that will happen is your client deals with a contract issue later on but possibly avoids a conviction. and, again, this is just conjecture, i have no idea what he had. >> and we don't know. >> in a way, he served his client. >> absolutely. and we again have to say that we don't know based on what you've said if they have that video, if they ever got it in any kind of discovery process or if they tried to appease the prosecutors to get this pretrial intervention and nobody asked for the discovery. >> what we do know, it's a casino. there are cameras in the elevator. anybody would know that there was video. the cops knew it. the lawyers knew it and the nfl knew it. >> and the nfl is not answering our question if they ever reached out to the revel casino
to get -- they're only stating they reached out to law enforcement and law enforcement didn't -- >> they didn't follow up because they didn't want to know. >> i can't say that. but a lot of people are upset. thank you both. this case has touched a nerve clearly. and rightly so. for the whole sports community and beyond the sports communities, fans are so upset, they're ditching their jerseys. and there is no appetite for any kind of joke on this one. we're going to tell you how one insensitive comment from broadcasters is creating a firestorm. that's coming up next. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. ready to plan for your future? we'll help you get there.
we just received another statement in to cnn from the nfl. clearly they have been fielding a lot of information inquiries but also a lot of criticism over the handling of the ray rice incident. i'm just going to read you specifically what they've sent us all within the last hour. we requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including any video that may exist. we spoke to members of the new jersey state police and reached out multiple times to the atlantic city police department and the atlantic county prosecutor's office. that video was not made available to us and no one in our office saw it until yesterday. the statement from the nfl goes on to say, we do not interfere with law enforcement investigations. we cooperate with law enforcement and seek any information that can be appropriately provided. if you're watching, we had asked you in the nfl offices, cnn has made multiple requests, a simple
question, did you ever reach out to the hotel or the casino? did you ever reach out to tmz? you've answered twice now with two different statements that you reached out to the police who were conducting an investigation who rarely release these types of pieces of evidence in the middle of an investigation. makes sense to me. but there were other places you could get that evidence. i'm asking it publicly now to the nfl, we've called your offices. we want you to answer that question. did you just go to the source? it was an easy investigation. tmz did it and they got it. fans of ray rice who are miffed at the video can now trade in their jerseys with his number on it. fans can exchange their rice jerseys at stadium stores. they've pulled pulled from sporting goods stores and the online retailers, too. cable tv network is in hot water
over this story. fox news is getting a whole lot of blowback after a comment from its morning show hosts about the video. here's what has drawn so much outrage at fox news. even as this terrible story continues to unfold -- >> after that video -- now you know what happened in there -- she still married him. they're currently married. >> rihanna went back to chris brown right after -- a lot of people thought that was a terrible message. >> and then there's jay-z and beyonce and salang. >> but jay-z didn't hit back. i think the message is, take the stairs. >> the message is -- when you're in an elevator, there's a camera. >> really? really? that's the message, take the stairs or just beware of the video? today feeling the heat, the fox hosts acknowledged what they said but they certainly did fall short of apologizing. >> comments that we made during
this story yesterday made some feel like we were taking the situation too lightly. we are not. we were not. domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, i can assure you. >> yeah, it is. back in the '70s, i remember hearing, she shouldn't have worn such a short skirt. brian stelter covers the media for us. and lisa bloom is back with me. your take on this? fox news rarely comes forward and acknowledges anything when they're taking heat for stuff. but they did at least acknowledge it. >> they were sort of saying, sorry if you misunderstood us, which is a weird way to pretend to apologize. but dare i suggest they might have been doing us a service. they're sharing unfortunately what some people may still think about domestic abuse. it's a point of view that's still out there. we've seen it this week as well from people who say, it's not
that big a deal or they say that the women are somehow at fault. i wish that these people hadn't said this on national television but it gets people talking about -- >> after the video yesterday of her being punched in the face going down unconscious, a lot fewer people are saying she was at fault. and for people who have a national platform to laugh about a situation where a woman could have been killed, i think it's reprehensible. >> it shows the tone deafness among some media figures. >> media or prosecutors? i have to be honest, lisa. i could not for the life of me put myself in the room with the prosecutors and ultimately the judge who signed off on this deal, the pretrial intervention deal he got, no record, no jail time, no nothing, ultimately. is this the prevailing wisdom -- is it so infused that it also makes its way into the prosecutor's office or is there something else to what happened in the criminal process?
>> the something else is that rye rice is an nfl athlete and he clearly got preferential treatment. they had this video, they could have prosecuted even over the objections, even over the silence of janay rice because they had concrete proof of what happened. they had also the statements, i assume, of the witnesses who talked to ray rice after he's dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator and making statements to them. that would be sufficient. >> it's one thing for media hosts and television personalities to mitigate the seriousness of this. it's another thing when janay herself mitigates it to the prosecutor saying, please don't do this. does this happen a lot? >> it happens all the time. that's why there are procedures in place in every prosecutor's office in the country in domestic violence because we understand that this happens. i happens in child sexual abuse and happens in the domestic violence cases. and the policy is generally, if there is strong corroborative evidence, you go forward even if the victim recanted and doesn't want to testify.
>> think about who was motivated in this case? it wasn't the prosecutor or either of the rices. it was tmz that was motivated to go and get this video. >> crime against all of us. >> there you go. it's a crime against the community. thank you both. this incident has a lot of people asking this very simple question and it sounds simple, why did ray rice's wife stay with him? why did she actually marry him after being punched unconscious? that question sparked my next guest to get online and almost without thought tweet about why she stayed with an abusive partner. and now that hashtag is trending and it has spawned another campaign why people leave. she joins me next with the story. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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janay palmer became mrs. janay rice about one month after ray rice punched her in that hotel elevator one day after valentine's day. and the question that people ask, it seems every time they here something like that is, why on earth would anybody stay? why wouldn't they just leave? janay's instagram post defending her husband isn't the first time she's spoken out in support of him. in fact, at a news conference back in may, she not only pledged her love for ray rice, she took some of the blame for the incident. >> i do deeply regret the role that i played in the incident
that night. but i can say that i am happy that we continue to work through it together and we are continuing to strengthen our relationship and our marriage and do what we have to do for not only ourselves collectively but individually and we're going to be better parents for raven and continue to be good role models for the community like we were doing before this. i love ray and i know he will continue to prove himself. >> so hard to watch that. this is a simple question and perhaps even understandable if you don't know much about domestic violence. but here's the thing that a lot of people might not understand. according to the domestic violence abuse hotline, it takes an average of seven tries for a victim to leave an abusive relationship. someone who knows that harsh reality all too well is beverly gooden. she saw herself in janay rice and she created the hashtag, why i stayed.
she just started and the ball was rolling from there. it's now a viral campaign. beverly, thanks so much for being with us. i just want to ask you that question and from the horse's mouth, i'd love to hear that answer from you. why would someone like janay rice have married her abuser within weeks of that attack? >> you know, the answer is just as complex as the question. janay is me, i'm janay. a lot of us are janay. i married my husband after the first time that he hit me. he'd hit me several times and i still married him. and the answer could be because she loves him. she feels a need to protect him. her finances are tied to him. it could be a multitude of reasons. and i can't speak for her. i can only speak for me. there are a multitude of women out there who stay with the person who abuses them, who stay with them and they love them and they try to help them and they
want the best for them. it can be as complex as there are children involved. he could be threatening her or her family. or she could love him. in my situation, i loved my husband. i loved my husband before he was my husband. i wanted to protect him from arrest. i didn't want him to get in trouble. i didn't want him to lose his job. so i was thinking about him and not necessarily myself. and i think that's the story of a lot of people out there. we're afraid. we're scared. we're worried about our future and everything that we know, our entire existence is tied up in this person. and it is not easy to take yourself out of that, especially if that's your home, that's your family, that's your love, especially if you're isolated and that's the person that you're with or it's just as simple as you love them. we all have loves of our lives and sometimes that's not easy to get away from. >> when i'm listening to you, i'm almost matching verbatim
what you're saying with what janay rice's instagram message says, that everyone else is destroying the life that she loves, that she wants, inadvertently or whether these are unwanted opinions that are being sent out, she says, that we need to leave her alone. she even says, know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love is. do you have advice for janay rice? >> for janay, i don't like to speak for other people. but i will say, janay, when you're ready, when the time is right, if the time comes, there are people out there that are ready and willing and available to help you navigate that. if you want to stay, stay. by all means, do what you think is best. but if you're seeking to protect him, you don't have to do that. if you're worried about your income or your life or things -- all things that are valid, there
are people out there that can help you. and that is really the message for all women, all men, all people who are in a violent situation or in an abusive situation. the hashtag really showed not only that there are complex reasons why people stay, but there are people out there who are come out of this. we are here to support you, we're here to cry with you, to laugh with you, to talk about it. and the most important thing is we understand. i started reading the responses on why i stayed, i was like, yes, i identify with that, yes, i identify with that. i did it spontaneously. i wasn't planning why i stayed. it was reaction to all of the -- why didn't she stay, why didn't she get out of there? she didn't hit herself. she didn't knock herself out. someone knocked her out. so it was really just reaction to these things. and i just wanted to change the
tone of the conversation and give everyone else a voice. not just to say why they stayed but to demonstrate that there are people out here who are living and breathing and ready and willing to help. >> i was looking at some of the reasons that you tweeted for why i stayed. he said he would change, my pastor told me that god hates divorce. and i can imagine you saw some of these so similar to your situation. what i found fascinating and enlightening was a parallel hashtag campaign that started up right after yours went viral and it's why i left. were you heartened to see that happen? >> i was very happy to see that happen. i wasn't a part of that. but i think it was just a natural progression of things. sometimes when you think of why you stay, you realize you're speaking to people who may actually be still there. they're still in that situation. they made the choice to stay there. so "why i left" walks you through the process and hopefully out the door if that's
what you want. i think it was a natural, beautiful progression. and it's amazing. it's amazing how many people are responding openly and publicly. for me, i kept that secret because i wanted to protect him, because i didn't want to be embarrassed. i felt like i knew better. my parents had been married for almost 38 years. and so that wasn't my example. so this hashtag and the subsequent hashtags that have popped up really show that we're tired of being accused, of being blamed, of being silent. we want our voice back. we want to show we have this power and control over our stories and our voice. that was taken away from us during these abusive situations. it's so beautiful, necessary and so now. >> it's so good to talk to you. i applaud you for taking to your keyboard and the result has been nothing short of terrific. i hope you've been able to help other people, particularly mrs. rice. i hope she's getting help. she survived this one. who knows if there might be
another one? beverly, thank you, good luck to you. >> thank you. >> beverly joining us. by the way, if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can get a lot of information about how to get help. it's all compiled for you at cnn.com/impact. a possible break in the search for the man who executed american journalist james foley. what we're hearing now from u.s. officials who believe they just may have identified the man behind the mask. (male announcer) it's happening.
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another key moment is going to come in about 2 1/2 hours from now. the president's calling in the top four leaders of congress in search of buyen -in. for now, he is not seeking formal authorization for military action but may make the case for a multibillion-dollar counterterrorism fund. a majority of americans now say they are, quote, very concerned about isis.
look at that. 53%. another one-third say they're somewhat concerned. 76% support continued u.s. air strikes on isis in iraq. and a virtually identical number supports air strikes in syria. our poll numbers show that americans do not support u.s. ground troops in either iraq or syria and they don't support the united states acting alone either. ever since isis released that terrible video of james foley's murder, the execution-style killing, the united states and britain have been working feverishly to unmask the killer. now united states officials tell cnn they are very close to finishing the task. cnn justice correspondent pam brown joins me now live from washington with that. how do they know and how do they know it? >> sources say u.s. and british law enforcement authorities believe they have identified the man known as jihadi john.
sources say they believe this man is a british citizen tied to a group of extremists based in london. but so far officials are declining to name the suspect citing the ongoing investigation and there are a number of sensitives here. publicly identifying him. isis still has other american hostages whose lives are in danger and investigators want to nail down who the suspect's network of possible co-conspirators are. they used old-fashioned investigative work to figure out the identity through human and technical means. i've been talking to former investigators who say authorities probably relied heavily on voice analysis to trace the man's accent to london and perhaps talked with some of the hostages released by isis to close in on the identity. >> if they do complete the task and find out who it is, then what? can you actually think they could go after him in places like syria? >> it's going to be a big challenge. they now believe they know who it is. but figuring out where he is is
a totally different challenge. right now, authorities are gathering intelligence trying to figure out his whereabouts, whether he's still in syria, whether he left, went to another country or went deep underground. and if and when they find out his location, they have to assess how good their intelligence is, how difficult it is to get so that trarget an weigh in sending in special operations. you can bet the white house, state department, department of defense and british authorities will all be involved in that. >> pretty impressive, though, that they could get all of that from just that video. pamela brown, thank you, live from washington, d.c. up next, we'll take you to the streets of london, to the scenes of the brutal murders of none other than jack the ripper. this just one day after a man tells us he knows the identity of the ripper, over 100 years later. identity based on good old modern dna.
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welcome back to "legal view." next we want to tell you about a murder mystery more than a century in the making. you may have heard the claims that jack the ripper has finally been identified and it's happened through dna evidence, that foolproof stuff we use in courts today. but it's the process behind this supposed discovery reliable -- as reliable as the court would be? we take a look at the 126-year-old crime and the
evidence that could crack the case. >> reporter: jack the ripper's fourth victim -- that was 1888. tourists still visit the spot where police covered the 46-year-old's mangled body. now the mystery of who killed catherine and up to ten others may have finally been solved. definitive proof that jack the ripper was aaron kozminski. >> he was diagnosed with mania. >> reporter: this shawl was believed to have belonged to catherine. it took him and other scientists seven years -- >> this is the only physical piece of evidence left from the
scene of the jack the ripper murders. >> reporter: this is what catherine's body was found but the shawl with the dna actually surfaced 100 years later, one of the reasons many experts doubt it points to aaron kozminski as jack the ripper. >> police who apparently found it, it isn't mentioned in any documents. they're talking the actual science tests they did were under questionable conditions. >> reporter: to the people who do not believe your findings? >> let them read the book. no matter how ironclad, someone will doubt. this myth is a myth and will always be perpetuated by those who like to perpetuate it. >> seems incredibly unlikely any evidence will come forward to prove once and for all who he might have been. >> reporter: perpetuated, make
money off of it. >> for the rest of time, that is jack the ripper! >> reporter: some say as long as the mystery remains unsolved, jack's memory will continue to stalk the streets of london. >> still eerie. we have calls into scotland yard to find out how they feel about this. we'll keep you updated. other enthusiasts are waiting to read the book before they comment on this newest evidence thanks for watching, everybody. "one life to live" starts right after this break. you're driving along,
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right now, president obama's about to meet with the leadership of both branches of congress to discuss how the united states will take on the terror group isis. the former u.s. supreme allied commander of the national security adviser, james jones, standing by live to discuss. also right now, backlash following the release of video showing former nfl running back ray rice assaulting his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. the league now responding just in the last half hour or so with details of what they knew and when. hello. i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. president obama tries to get congress on board with his plan for defeating the terror group isis. he sits