Skip to main content

tv   CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera  CNN  March 30, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

1:00 pm
maternity leave, going to the beach. top of the hour, you're live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. thanks for being here. right now the emergency breaking point the border official said was about to hit the u.s. southern border, it's here. it's happening. thousands of people, including many families, who crossed into the u.s. are packing migrant processing centers in such huge numbers there is not enough resources to handle them. this is in el paso, texas, where people are being coraled behind a chain link fence. border officials are overwhelmed and a lot of people, possibly thousa thousands, will be released from detention. customers and border protection released a snapshot of how overwhelmed they are. these are some of the migrant processing centers that are well
1:01 pm
over capacity right now. in el paso, they have nearly triple the number of people they're designed to handle. we're getting details about a plan to release hundreds of those detained people from overcrowded migrant centers into communities in south texas. there's just no space left for them. cnn's natasha chen is at the bord border. natasha, give us some more of the numbers. how many people are about to be released and when is this going to happen? >> reporter: ana, we talked to the brownsville city manager this morning. he's already observed within the past couple of weeks that migrants have been dropped off by cbp by the bus depot in town. he said for the first week and a half they were seeing 50 people a day. in the last few days that's ramped up to average 300 people a day. when we talked to him this morning he said by 5:00 a.m. they were already seeing 150 people just today. and he's been told to expect
1:02 pm
many more in the days to come. he does not know how long this will last. now, when he talked to me, he said cbp told him that they were just over capacity, like those numbers you mentioned, they just can't handle it so they're releasing them into brownsville and potentially throughout the valley. cbp is helping them get bus tickets or plane tickets to get to their next point in their destination. the city manager said he would like to keep brownsville as a temporary stop on the way in their journey as opposed to a permanent shelter. a very challenging situation there. meanwhile president trump is looking at this situation, saying he would shut down the border if mexico does not stop all illegal immigration from their side. of course we are seeing a lot of people cross into mexico from texas right here in mcallen who
1:03 pm
have everyday business, going to the dentist, seeing their families. here is what a couple of them said to us today when we talked to them about the possibility of the border closing. >> every time i get a chance, so i can see my dad, he lives over there. he just acquired his visa, but he's only been over here for three or four times. my kids want to see their granddaddy. i haven't even showed him around. now having this border, you know, getting shut down, what am i going to tell my kids? you know what, your granddad can't come over here no more? >> every day. sometimes that line for people coming from mexico to go to the states can be up to two hours long, just to give you an idea how many people are crossing to go to work. >> reporter: and that man you just heard from there is a boston trump supporter. he says he now lives in mexico with his wife and crosses the border into the u.s. daily for work. he says he still supports the
1:04 pm
president but if the border closes, that's going to be very frustrating for him and it will affect his daily life, ana. >> okay, natasha, stand by. let me turn to sarah, i know you have word from the white house. what is the administration planning to do to deal with this? >> reporter: ana, border patrol is saying that the situation is reaching a breaking point, that the number of migrants in detention is reaching crisis levels. this is president trump once again threatening to close down the southern border if he doesn't get more cooperation with mexico, to try to stem the flow of undocumented migrants coming into the u.s. and this is not the first time that president trump has said he would close down the border. he did so in december. but it's the first time he's attaching a deadline to that threat. he says he'll do so by next week if he doesn't start to see results. and this comes as customs and border patrol says that the increase in the number of families coming into the u.s. is putting enormous strain on their limited resources. they say that their facilities
1:05 pm
just weren't designed to handle family units. i want to read you part of customs and border patrol's statement. they say, u.s. border patrol has been transparent for several months by conveying the message both publicly, internationally, and to congress that the immigration system is broken and they are at critical capacity levels across the southwest border. facilities and manpower cannot support this drastic increase in apprehensions. so that spike in the number of children, parents coming over the southwest border, that is causing border patrol to now have to process them quickly and release them into the u.s. that's something that president trump has railed against, wanted to avoid in what he's said about his immigration policy. and here is what else dhs had to say, the department of homeland security is committed to addressing this humanitarian need but the current situation is unsustainable for border patrol operations. the status quo is not an option.
1:06 pm
the legal framework must be addressed and the only remedy to this crisis is congressional action. now, cbp is also saying that the humanitarian crisis created by this many migrants being in detention, that is diverting agents away from their law enforcement responsibilities. cbp is also saying they're on track this month, march, to apprehend more people than any month since 2008. so the underlying numbers, the situation at the border, apparently growing more dire than it was when president trump first started threatening to declare a national emergency months ago. now cbp is saying it's really reaching crisis levels. president trump renewing those threats to close down the border, ana, but not offering a lot of specifics about what a shutdown might look like. >> and i think it's important to be clear that the majority of the people who are coming across the border being apprehended, according to government officials, are families and unaccompanied minors. those are the people who are seeking assistance here in the u.s.
1:07 pm
sar with a weah westwood, natas thank you for joining us. we want to show you what life is like in one of these communities along the u.s./mexico line. cnn's ed lavendera takes us there. >> reporter: every day this week buses have dropped off nearly 100 central american migrants on the doorstep of the good neighbor settlement house shelter in brownsville,asylum. the scene is sparking frustrating among immigrant rights advocates as legions of volunteers scramble to help mothers and fathers with their children. >> our community is being strumalizstrum instrumentalized as a tool in larger political game which is completely antithetical to what the neighbors here want. >> reporter: this shelter is helping migrants suddenly released this week by cbp. the agency says it can't handle the massive number of migrants crossing the border. >> the immigration system was at
1:08 pm
the breaking point. that breaking point has arrived this week at our border. >> reporter: cbp officials say border agents are on pace for encounters with more than 100,000 migrants in march, which would be the highest number of monthly illegal border crossings in a decade. the department of homeland security secretary today is warning the system is in free fall and president trump says that tens of thousands of migrants requesting asylum are carrying out a "big fat con job" and is now threatening to shut down the border to control illegal immigration. >> and we're on track for a million illegal aliens trying to rush our borders. it is an invasion, you know that. >> reporter: we met vilma and her daughter at the shelter in brownsville. they asked we not show their faces because they fear being returned to el salvador. she says they fled their home country because they feared being killed. her daughter says three police
1:09 pm
officers unleashed a bruising attack on her in january, kicking and punching her for reasons that were never clear. that's when they decided to leave. advocates say this is not a con job but real people facing life and death consequences. >> we are not ignorant here in the rio grande valley. we know what's happening. >> reporter: immigrant rights advocates say the trump administration is deliberately creating a sense of chaos with mass releases of migrants or housing migrants under a bridge in el paso and giving families confusing paperwork. this is one of the migrants who asked us not to identify her. this is one of the forms they are given when released from custody. this is supposed to be a notice to appear, giving them a date and time when they're supposed to appear, but here they're not given their dates. the trump administration says there is no manufactured crisis on the southern border and that there is a real humanitarian and security crisis unfolding. so critics say the trump administration is trying to bolster its case for a national emergency to build more border
1:10 pm
wall. but the president's threat to close down the border, that's really sending shock waves throughout these border communities. you see that bridge in the distance, that's what millions of people use to get back and forth. that connects brownsville to mexico, people use that to see family and friends, get to work, get to school. they're the lifeline of these border communities. shutting down these ports of entry will have a devastating effect. ed lavendera, cnn, brownsville, texas. >> thanks, ed. just blocks away from the scene in that border battle, in el paso, democratic presidential candidate beto o'rourke formally kicked off his presidential campaign this afternoon. he made immigration a key theme of his campaign. >> let's make sure we don't take another woman other child at their most desperate and vulnerable moment. let us reunite every single one of those families that are still
1:11 pm
separated today. if we're really serious about security, we have a golden opportunity, republicans, independents, democrats alike, to work on comprehensive immigration reform. >> o'rourke accused president trump of using fear to keep americans divided and called for freedom for so-called dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the united states as children. the border battle, the health care fight, not to mention the debacle over the special olympics. up next, why the president's post-mueller victory lap may be surrounded by chaos. and downs... whatever life throws. a place to always strive for. for all the journeys that make us stronger.
1:12 pm
1:13 pm
1:14 pm
shouldn't mean going back to the doctoro just for a shot. with neulasta onpro patients get their day back... to be with family, or just to sleep in. strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection. in a key study neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%,
1:15 pm
a 94% decrease. neulasta onpro is designed to deliver neulasta the day after chemo and is used by most patients today. neulasta is for certain cancer patients receiving strong chemotherapy. do not take neulasta if you're allergic to it or neupogen (filgrastim). an incomplete dose could increase infection risk. ruptured spleen, sometimes fatal as well as serious lung problems, allergic reactions, kidney injuries and capillary leak syndrome have occurred. report abdominal or shoulder tip pain, trouble breathing or allergic reactions to your doctor right away. in patients with sickle cell disorders, serious, sometimes fatal crises can occur. the most common side effect is bone and muscle ache. ask your doctor about neulasta onpro. pay no more than $5 per dose with copay card. the president may be taking a post-mueller victory lap. but he's not coasting. let's revisit the chaos of the last few days. first, the president stumped republicans with a push for the courts to strike down obamacare without a replacement. then came an ugly controversy
1:16 pm
over funding of the special olympics. then we ended the week with the president setting a deadline now to shut down the southern border. let's bring in our cnn political analyst, "new york times" politics editor patrick healy and white house reporter for "the washington post." the president feels emboldened now, but is this the wisest use of his political capital? >> immigration and the wall are still his major talking points. they were before the mueller report. they have been now after the mueller report. but escalating it, ana, in this way, it raises really big questions. for instance, the economy right now is going in the direction that a lot of republicans like. they feel like this is something that they can run on ultimately in 2020. they're trying to get to a better place with trade. something like sealing the border is the kind of disruption that will rattle all of the -- certainly the millions of trucks in trade that's going on. >> right, it's not just the border he's throwing out there,
1:17 pm
but the health care debate which is front and center again which i imagine the democrats are pretty excited to take on. >> no, the democrats are so ready for it. and the degree to which president trump has decided to pivot from mueller and start going right after obamacare just raises huge questions about why at this point, if republicans don't have a clear plan to replace obamacare, why raise this? why raise questions that republicans struggled with so much in the midterms, about what they would do with preexisting conditions, how they would replace it? >> so, patrick talked about some of the economic pieces of all of this. he's giving us a time frame. he's threatened to do it before but now he's saying if the situation at the border doesn't change, it's going to happen in the next week or so, the border is going to be closed. is the white house really prepared to deal with the fallout from this decision? >> he's threatened to do this
1:18 pm
before. clearly having gone through, we'll wait and see what actions this administration will take to actually go ahead and close the border next week. but look, the president, i mean, we've talked about it earlier, we can't kind of understate the consequences of these decisions. and we're looking at some of the numbers, it's $1.7 billion of goods between u.s. and mexico traded every day. this will be a huge impact on the economy. since the news broke yesterday, there was a little bit of a quiet day, we haven't heard too much back from republicans yet. but i can almost guarantee you that republicans, particularly along the border, who live in the border states, whose home states are very affected by this u.s./mexico commerce, will not be happy with this decision. >> not to mention that congress still hasn't signed off on the trade agreement with the u.s., canada, and mexico. is it smart for the president to be threatening to close borders without that deal worked out? >> the president has liked these
1:19 pm
threatening tactics, he's indicated privately and publicly he likes threatening tariffs over trade deals. but look, republicans don't like those tactics. it creates a lot of uncertainty in the economy. there's questions about whether he will follow through. and what will congress do in response if this does go ahead and happen next week? those are all questions that we're waiting to find out. but democrats here too have kind of dismissed the notion that there is a crisis at the border as the administration has kept saying for the last several weeks, as they push for a border wall and push for more aggressive immigration tactics. i think at this point for democrats it's hard to ignore the rising numbers, 70,000 people apprehended at the border in february. democrats will have to come up with some sort of solution here as well. >> i want to talk more about health care with you, patrick. the president saying he's put together a group now of four or five senate republicans to come up with a plan to replace
1:20 pm
obamacare should the courts strike it down, which of course this administration is urging to have happen, although we're hearing from one senate republican aide telling cnn, quote, i think the president just listed off the names of people he's spoken to on the phone about health care. so clearly there isn't a plan here. why does he want to pick this fight? >> i mean, it's so much about feeling emboldened out of the mueller investigation and going after targets that he sees as important to his reelection. obamacare was something that he railed against. we saw him in the last few weeks going after john mccain, you know, who passed away last year, deciding to start that fight again because john mccain wouldn't vote with him on repealing obamacare. this is something that sticks deeply in the president's craw, the idea that he hasn't been able to successfully deal with it. what the president doesn't seem
1:21 pm
to have grasped politically is that in 2018, getting rid of obamacare was such a loser for republican house incumbents in battleground districts who had no strong response to the idea that if they get rid of obamacare, they wouldn't be able to protect preexisting health care conditions. they were getting pummelled, one after another. you had americans standing up and saying to their members of congress, my children will suffer, my family will suffer, if you do this without a plan. so the president, it seems like, sure, is talking to people on the phone and saying they'll come up with something. but it's not something that makes voters feel secure or feel better about their own families' wellbeing. >> and remember, republicans couldn't come up with a deal when they controlled all the different chambers, the presidency as well as both congress and the senate, seung min. what would it take for the republican senate and the
1:22 pm
president to find a health care law they could agree on? is it even possible? >> very, very difficult. the big pressure point i think is that court case that we talked about earlier, that a court earlier this week, that case where the administration is arguing they want to throw out the affordable care act. currently until the fifth circuit court of appeals, it could certainly make its way up to the supreme court. in the supreme court does throw out the law, then certainly congress, both democrats and republicans, will have to come together at that point to come up with some sort of a replacement plan for the far patienpatien affordable care act. that's months if not a year away. if you talk to most senate republicans or most republicans, some of the president's allies do defend him on this, saying we do need to have another bite at the apple. if you talk to republican lawmakers about what they're working on when it comes to health care, it's very piecemeal, small ball. they want to work on lowering
1:23 pm
the price of precipitatiscripti and that's where their focus is right now. the president may be saying one thing but the republican focus is on another. it's not that there's no problem, there really doesn't seem to be a plan to have a plan, which is the problem right now for republicans in health care. >> seung min kim and patrick hea hea healy, thanks for being with us. key positions in the administration have people serving in only acting roles. >> reporter: ana, donald trump has been in office for more than two years right now. he is more than halfway through his elected term. and we all know about the turmoil that has happened in his original leadership team, how many people have turned over there. he still has dozens of positions that are unfilled right now. and a lot of people in acting positions. for example, over at the pentagon, there's acting secretary of defense right now.
1:24 pm
at the department of interior, where there were all those questions about ethics violations, the man who is trying to fill that job now is also being hammered with questions from congress because he's a former oil industry lobbyist. so he's seeking confirmation there. the person who is the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is in an acting capacity. we just heard how the head of the small business administration is also heading out the door. but it's not just ceremonial here. we're talking about really serious positions. for example, while we're having all this debate about the u.s./mexico border and the drug trade that flows across that border, the head of the drug enforcement administration is an acting head. while we're asking questions about air safety for passengers and pilots and everyone else, the head of the federal aviation administration is an acting head. someone has been named to that job but not confirmed yet. "the washington post" keeps
1:25 pm
track of all this, focusing on what they call key positions in the government. those percentages show how many of those key positions have been filled in each of these agencies. and you can see some have done better and some have done worse. but again, more than two years into donald trump's presidency, the "help wanted" sign is still out everywhere, ana. >> still there, tom foreman, thank you. a bill that would create one of the strictest abortion laws in the country is headed to the desk of georgia's governor. governor brian kemp says he will sign it. now dems and even hollywood are prepared to act. hear from one state legislator who has a sharp message for backers of the so-called heartbeat bill. fit me foundation from maybelline new york. fits skin tone and texture.
1:26 pm
in 2 finishes: matte and poreless and dewy and smooth. 64 fits. fit me foundation. only from maybelline new york. how about letting your hair down a little? how about a car for people who don't play golf? hey mercedes! mix it up a little. how about something for a guy who doesn't want a corner office? hey mercedes, i don't even own a tie. do you think i need a mahogany dashboard? hey mercedes, can you make it a little cooler in here? [ a-class ] i am setting the temperature [ a-class ] to 68 degrees. we hear you. we made a car that does, too. the all-new a-class. all-new thinking starting at $32,500. ♪ the house, kids, they're living the dream ♪ ♪ and here comes the wacky new maid ♪ -maid? uh, i'm not the... -♪ is she an alien, is she a spy? ♪ ♪ she's always here, someone tell us why ♪ -♪ why, oh, why -♪ she's not the maid we wanted ♪
1:27 pm
-because i'm not the maid! -♪ but she's the maid we got -again, i'm not the maid. i protect your home and auto. -hey, campbells. who's your new maid? i protect your home and auto. there's brushing...and there's oral-b power brushing. oral-b just cleans better. even my hygienist said going electric could lead to way cleaner teeth. and unlike sonicare, oral-b is the first electric toothbrush brand accepted by the ada. oral-b. brush like a pro.
1:28 pm
1:29 pm
1:30 pm
georgia lawmakers just passed a controversial antiabortion bill called the heartbeat bill. now it awaits the governor's signature. the law would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. state representative eric thomas who voted against this bill and who happens to be pregnant right now spoke with cnn earlier about how she separates the legislation from her personal life choices. >> i'm a representative of my people. and what my people say, that's what they want, that's what i should be thinking about about, not what i believe but what the people believe. the second thing is the choice i made was made between me and my husband. it wasn't between me and the chamber of the house or the senate. i chose life. but i don't put that on any other woman in the state of georgia. >> georgia's governor brian kemp
1:31 pm
is expected to sign the measure. more now from cnn's christi paul. >> this house has agreed to the senate substitute, bill 481. >> reporter: the vote at the georgia statehouse sends one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bills into law. >> you did this in your first year because you know you are done. you sign this bill, you are done. >> reporter: known as the heartbeat bill, the measure makes it illegal for doctors in the state to perform an abortion once a heartbeat is detected which the bill says is around six weeks. opponents of the measure say many women don't even know they are pregnant after six weeks, and these restrictions would cause these women undue hardship. under the bill, victims of raep or rape or inaccecest would be abl
1:32 pm
receive an exemption if they get a doctor's note. >> what of the women who will face death and likely prison? it is not for the government or the men of this chamber to insert itself in the most personal private and wrenching decisions. >> reporter: governor brian kemp has said he will sign the bill into law and after lawmakers voted, he tweeted this. "georgia values life. we stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. the legislature's bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state." temp's opponent in the 2018 gubernatorial election, stacey abrams, also reacted, tweet this. "with one horrible exception georgia didn't jeopardize stability, opportunity, and leadership for dangerous legislation that treats the lives of women as political pawns. the film industry is now integral to our economy." but if the governor signs the bill into law, the state faces backlash from hollywood. actors rosie o'donnell, sean
1:33 pm
pe penn, and mia farrow sent a letter to the governor urging him to veto the bill, and if not, for companies to pull tv and film projects from the state. "we cannot in good conscience recommend our industry to remain in georgia." >> that was cnn's crishristi pa thank you, christi. we'll be right back. help he some new friends. his parents shared videos of highlights, dance moves, and jimmy carlyle stealing third... almost. they sent seven texts when a new friend invited nick for a play date. but in the end, they put their phones down, and watched as nick finally felt part of the team.
1:34 pm
chicken! that's right, chicken?! candace-- new chicken creations from starkist. buffalo style chicken in a pouch-- bold choice, charlie! just tear, eat... mmmmm. and go! try all of my chicken creations! chicken!
1:35 pm
you're smart,eat you already knew that. but it's also great for finding the perfect used car. you'll see what a fair price is and you can connect with a truecar certified dealer. now you're even smarter. this is truecar.
1:36 pm
1:37 pm
the city of chicago wants "empire" actor jussie smollett to pay them $130,000, the amount it says it spent investigating his report of a hate crime attack earlier this year. smollett is standing by his story even though he was indicted on felony charges alleging he lied to police and
1:38 pm
was accused of staging the attack on himself. all those charges have since been dropped. but chicago still wants its money back. "new york times" op-ed columnist charles blow and cnn legal analyst and criminal defense attorney joey jackson. jussie smollett was up for a supporting actor award last night at the naacp image awards. he didn't win, but here is what his fellow actor, the host of the show, told "variety." "the system isn't always fair especially for people of color." do you agree? >> i don't know if the system is working for him or not. i have to say, to begin, i think this is a nothing story. >> why is it a nothing story? >> the underlying alleged crime is a lie. we've been talking for weeks about a man who told a lie, right? there's no one hurt in it. the injury is to his own career,
1:39 pm
his own reputation. >> but what about all the resources police spent investigating his lie? >> and if he did it, he should pay that back. before dropping those charges, if they believe that he did it, they should have worked out a deal where he paid that money back. >> what about other people who maybe are victims of hate crimes? if he lied about this, what about their -- >> i don't believe that, not one bit. i don't believe that, not one bit. the people who aren't believing those people weren't believing them already. they were hostile to gay people already. they were hostile to minorities already. the only reason we're talking about, for weeks and weeks, a man who told a lie is because it's a black man who allegedly told a lie about white people, who allegedly told a lie about politically active white people, which is trump supporters. that is the only reason that we are talking about this. it is not a story. there is a surge in actual hate
1:40 pm
crimes. and -- >> right. and i think that's the argument, is that this diverted resources that could have been utilized to investigate real crimes. >> yes. i have already submitted that. however, what i'm saying is, there is a surge of actual hate crimes. we're talking about this as if this one hoax, if it is a hoax, invalidates the fact that there is an actual set of crimes where people are actually being harmed and actually being killed. we are swallowing the bait that conservatives want to push on this, to make it emblematic of something bigger. and it just isn't. >> we covered it as a hate crime, we all gave the benefit of the doubt. the president of the united states spoke out against all of this. that's what makes this a story. >> i think it makes it a story
1:41 pm
the first week. five or six weeks out, we're overdoing it. i think we have swallowed the narrative. we cover things because they are news. at a certain point we make things news by continuing to cover them. >> we're covering it now because there is this new legal development. >> the problem is that the media didn't invent this. the media has an obligation, in my view, to follow things that are out there and that affect the public narrative. the fact is, the media didn't make up anything. the media didn't bring in maga. the media didn't talk about home pho homophobia or talk about how after african-american was attacked or anything else. i think it's appropriate to talk about it. i think there was complete lack of transparency with the district attorney's office. the end result is probably right, get the case resolved, don't let him swallow 16 felonies, let him go on with his life. by all means, he's represented the community well. he potentially made a mistake
1:42 pm
and that mistake was of magnetic proportions. but the manner in which the county attorney handled it was horrific. in the event that you want to resolve a case, and i think the system did work for him in that regard, right, there are so many times we have stories and the system does not work for people of color, but it works in the other way, and in the other way we see people who are not of color get out of things. in this sense we had a person of color who did get out, and potentially that, you know, is a thing that worked to his favor and that's good. but at the end of the day, i think that if the district attorney is going to resolve it in that way, they really owe us the real honesty of just saying, just say to the people, listen, we believe that there's a lot going on in our city of chicago, we believe there are violent offenders out there. we handle 40,000 felonies a year. we believe in alternative dispositions to crime. we think this should be an alternative disposition and for that reason, in the interests of justice, we're moving forward. don't say, well, i don't know, we could prove it, but now, yes,
1:43 pm
we can prove it, we're protecting him, he's forfeiting his bail, he's dismissing the case. just come out and say we're resolving the case, we believe we can prove it but at the end of the day it's not that big a deal. >> that's eventually what we heard from the prosecutor. >> eventually. >> this was the reason for dropping the charges. smollett doesn't have a criminal history, this is a class iv felony, would not likely have led to prison time if convicted, the outcome of any conviction would likely have been community service and some kind of a fine. but charles, do you think that people would have as much outrage or backlash to that outcome if this had gone to trial and the truth had come out? >> no, because i just keep -- i'm stuck on the fact that no one was hurt other than his career, and there's no property damage. there's just nothing. i'm so stuck on that. >> don't you think victims of hate crime are hurt because
1:44 pm
somebody gives a reason to question? >> every time someone fakes any sort of crime where there are actual victims in that arena, that hurts a little bit. but trying to make it feel like, you know, jussie just gave people permission not to believe, is crazy to me. >> yes. >> it just does not work that way. >> he didn't take any responsibility, he's still claiming he's innocent. >> i completely understand this as a hollywood scandal. i do not accept the premise that it is actually a big news story for us. i write a column. i haven't written anything about this because it doesn't make any sense to me. >> joey, is there any other legal action that could or should be taken if they think justice wasn't served? >> in my view, the thing that is a problem to me is that
1:45 pm
resources were diverted. chicago is a city, you know, i was there recently, love the city, that has a lot of problems. as a result of those lot of problems, and we can talk about black on black crime and things that occur in the community, police need to be and should be focused on that. when you have two dozen detectives focused on a story like that, it diverts resources from people in the community who are victims of crime. that's a problem. there are so many man-hours spent investigating this particular case while other cases were not getting the attention. in that regard, that's why it's a story to me, okay? now, in terms of what will happen moving forward, the city is not getting their money back. there's no statutory authority for the city to get $130,000. in the actual letter the mayor se sent, he cites a statute which i believe is not applicable. what criminal defendants are required to pay the money back, generally i have two defendants
1:46 pm
now that are on alternative resolution or disposition programs. both had to admit their guilt. at the end of the day the charges are dismissed or reduced, that's how it works. final thing. the federal government can't investigate how a local attorney did their job. that's a discretionary matter. but if he sent a letter to himself, ana, that's federal, they can investigate that. if there's something there there, they can otherwise prosecute. >> we'll see what happens. gentlemen, thank you, good to have both of you, nice to have you. we're back in one minute. d. i switched. we switched. i switched to chevy. i switched to chevy. we switched to chevy. we switched for value. for family. for power. it was time to upgrade. i switched from ram to chevy. see why people are switching to chevy. we love our chevy. i love my malibu. my colorado. my camaro. my traverse. why did we switch? just look at it. ♪
1:47 pm
this is the averys trying the hottest new bistro. this is the averys. just look at it. wait...and the hottest taqueria? and the hottest...what are those? oh, pierogis? and this is the averys wondering if eating out is eating into saving for their first home. this is jc... (team member) welcome to wells fargo, how may i help? (vo) who's here to help with a free financial health conversation, no strings attached. this is the averys with the support they needed to get back on track. well done guys. (team member) this is wells fargo. metastatic breast cancer is relentless, but i'm relentless too. mbc doesn't take a day off, and neither will i. i treat my mbc with everyday verzenio, the only one of its kind that can be taken every day. verzenio is the only cdk4 & 6 inhibitor approved with hormonal therapy that can be taken every day for post menopausal women with hr+, her2 negative mbc. verzenio plus an ai helped women have significantly more time without disease progression, and more than half of women saw their tumors shrink vs an ai.
1:48 pm
diarrhea is common, may be severe, or cause dehydration or infection. before taking verzenio, tell your doctor if you have fever, chills, or other signs of infection. verzenio may cause low white blood cell counts, which may cause serious infection that can lead to death. serious liver problems can occur. symptoms include tiredness, appetite loss, stomach pain, and bleeding or bruising. blood clots that can lead to death have occurred. tell your doctor if you have pain or swelling in your arms or legs, shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid breathing or heart rate, or if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to be pregnant. common side effects include nausea, infections, low blood cells and platelets, decreased appetite, headache, abdominal pain, tiredness, vomiting, and hair thinning or loss. i'm relentless. and my doctor and i choose to treat my metastatic breast cancer with verzenio. ask your doctor about everyday verzenio.
1:49 pm
with tough food, your dentures may slip and fall. fixodent ultra-max hold gives you the strongest hold ever to lock your dentures. so now you can eat tough food without worry. fixodent and forget it.
1:50 pm
30 short days, three big problems, and one gigantic tech
1:51 pm
company. march was a rough month for facebook. first "the new york times" reported federal prosecutors were conducting a criminal investigation into the tech giant's data sharing deals with other companies. second, the department of housing and urban development charged facebook with violating the fair housing act. and facebook banned all representation of white nationalism and separatism after a horrific terror attack posted on facebook live, the one that happened in new zealand. to discuss all of this, snn business reporter donnie o'sullivan is with us. >> facebook is sort of battling multiple fronts here, as you laid out, ana. in the past hour mark zuckerberg has posted saying, lawmakers, we need help. companies like facebook, like google, like twitter, are making
1:52 pm
massive decisions every day on hate speech, on privacy, on data. he said, if we were to start the internet all over again, these decisions wouldn't be made by the companies themselves, there would be a regulatory framework in which the companies would operate. so in the past hour he said, we need regulation in four main areas, harmful content, which is some of the hate speech, some of the stuff we saw with the new zealand attack where it was streamed live on facebook and the company failed to catch it. election integrity, we all know about that from 2016 and the russian disinformation efforts. and privacy and data, a whole range of issues crystallized by the cambridge analytica scandal that broke a year ago. >> let's dig into the white nationalism ban. obviously they have previously had to react to the isis terror threat and removing any kind of propaganda from their social media site. is that how they're planning to attack white nationalism? >> something along those lines. for years campaigners have been trying to tell facebook, there is no difference between white
1:53 pm
supremacy and white nationalism. for a very long time facebook resisted that. they had always banned white supremacist content but loud white nationalist content. they said this week, they believed that white nationalism could be part of american pride and various things like that. this week they finally gave in and said, you know what, there is no difference anymore and we're banning both supremacy, nationalism, and white separatism. facebook and silicon valley generally were seeing, when it came to the islamic state, when they first came onto the scene, that they had initially reacted slowly, silicon valley, to that problem. but over the years a lot of experts believed they got it together and were able to really tackle isis across all their platforms. but in some ways it was easier, because it was easy to spot the isis posts, the overt calls to
1:54 pm
action or overt praise of isis acts. that's not going to be as easy when it comes to white separatism, white nationalism, white supremacy. we see even in the manifesto published by the suspect in new zealand, they use more coded language, there's a lot more dog whistles involved. facebook will have to double down on their human moderators. we hear a lot about their artificial intelligence, how they've built systems to catch this stuff. it is more difficult than the isis issue, i think. >> they'll try and take it on. we'll see where it goes. donie o'sullivan, thank you, sir. notorious drug lord "el chapo" may have something new up his sleeve. his family's curious enterprise, next. you're live in the cnn newsroom. we're carvana, the company who invented
1:55 pm
1:56 pm
car vending machines and buying a car 100% online. now we've created a brand new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old, we want to buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate, answer a few questions,
1:57 pm
and our techno-wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds. when you're ready, we'll come to you, pay you on the spot, and pick up your car. that's it. so ditch the old way of selling your car, and say hello to the new way-- at carvana.
1:58 pm
1:59 pm
has signed over rights to his name and signature to an llc now headed by his wife. the company plans to launch a clothing line this summer. lawyers for the drug lord say guzman wanted to set up a legitimate enterprise for his wife and twin daughters and he will not earn any money from the fashion line. imagine this. you buy an old baseball card for two bucks because it seemed unique. then you find out your $2 card is actually a genuine 1921 babe ruth baseball card. and that card featuring the new york yankees slugger could fetch over $4 million at auction. for dale ball, that is his reality. he says his family doubted the card's authenticity. he had forensic testing done, and when it came back genuine,
2:00 pm
he was overwhelmed. ball says he feels like a million bucks. he says instead of selling the card, he believes it belongs in yankee stadium, hanging on the wall next to babe ruth's statue. you're live in the cnn newsroom. i'm ana cabrera in new york. thanks for staying with me. on the southern border of the u.s., customs officials say the breaking point they've been expecting is completely upon them. in texas, in arizona, in new mexico, processing centers, migrant family shelters, these temporary facilities, they are bursting. and immigration officials are about to release a lot of people, possibly thousands, from detention in texas. we'll go live to the border in just a moment. this is how overwhelmed some of these facilities are. customs officials say these migrant processing centers are well over 100% capacity. edinburgh, texas, e

15 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on