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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: racial tensions explode. a night of violence in charlotte after police fatally shoot a black man. there are conflicting accounts of what happened. >> mr. scott exited his vehicle armed with a handgun. >> he had no gun. f.b.i. is asking your help locating these two men, wanted as witnesses in the new york and new jersey bombings. congress grills a drug company c.e.o. over the skyrocketing costs of life-saving epipens. and cops and kids change places to promote understanding and peace. this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> pelley: we begin tonight with two police shootings in two cities, charlotte and tulsa, and two black men dead. the shooting of keith lamont scott in charlotte yesterday sparked a night of violence. police say it all started when officers went to arrest another man and encountered scott instead. what happened next is in dispute, but the african american plainclothes police paid administrative leave while an investigation is under way. david begnaud is in charlotte. >> reporter: this video shot by a resident shows 43-year-old keith lamont scott on the ground after being shot by a police officer. it is the only visible evidence the public has seen. the shooting led to anger and overnight clashes between residents and law enforcement with rocks, bottles and tear gas flying. >> a life was taken.
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shooting, and there are dueling narratives over what happened. an officer claims he saw scott inside of his vehicle with a gun. as the officer approached, police say scott got out of his car with the gun and refused to drop it when ordered. police chief kerr putney. >> he stepped out, posing a threat to the officers, and officer brentley vinson subsequently fired his weapon, striking the subject. >> reporter: vinson, who has been on the force for two years, was not wearing a body camera, cam video from other officers... >> oh, my god. >> reporter:...the police department has not released it. >> i don't know what's going on. >> reporter: witnesses like tanicia williams saw it differently. she says scott, a married father of seven, was doing something he did every day, reading a book in his car, waiting for his son to get off the school bus. did he have a gun? >> no, he did not. he had his hands up. his book fell off his lap. he walked to the back of the car and they shot him four times.
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handgun. i can also tell you we did not find a book. >> reporter: tensions in this community were already high after an unarmed black teen was shot this august by a white neighbor as well as lingering anger over the mistrial of a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man three years ago. tonight, the mayor of charlotte is asking people to stay calm. she says she wants that video, the dash cam footage, the body camera video, all of it to be released publicly as soon as right now they're tracking protesters who are on the march again tonight. the police chief says he's bracing for what could be another long evening. >> pelley: david begnaud in charlotte for us. david, thank you. well, the justice department tonight is assessing the charlotte shooting, but it has not opened a formal investigation. it is investigating the friday night police shooting of terence crutcher in tulsa, oklahoma. manuel bojorquez is there. >> we know he was unarmed. >> yes. >> we know he was moving slow.
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crime, like the new york bomber did, who is still alive. >> yeah. >> reporter: in new york today, terence crutcher's twin sister tiffany repeated a call for charges against the officer who shot and killed her brother friday. >> reporter: police say crutcher did not obey commands after they responded to a call of an abandoned s.u.v. >> reporter: at one point footage from a police helicopter and dash cam shows crutcher walking away from officers with his hands up. when he reached the driver's side door, one officer tased him. then officer betty shelby fired her gun. >> shots fired! >> reporter: police confirmed crutcher, a father of four, did not have a weapon. a source tells cbs news officers found a vial of the hallucinogenic drug p.c.p. in the s.u.v. crutcher's family calls that a distraction. >> this is a non-violent protest. >> reporter: protests have happened here almost daily, but unlike charlotte, they have been
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the mayor believes releasing the videos made a difference. >> we saw what had happened first in other places, where people tried to gloss it over, put a good spin on it. we didn't do that. we won't do that. we wanted to be transparent. >> reporter: officer shelby is on paid leave during the investigation. scott, tulsa police explained today that although they received funding for body cameras in july, rolling them out takes time. they'll start testing them on 40 officers next month. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez, thanks. well, it's video that's leading the f.b.i. tonight to ask for help identifying these two men. they are wanted for questioning as possible witnesses in the weekend bomb blasts in new york and new jersey. the man charged in those attacks is recovering from gunshot wounds. homeland security correspondent jeff pegues is following this. [explosion] >> reporter: at 8:30 saturday
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exploded on west 23rd street in manhattan. the f.b.i. is appealing for help in finding these two men who were four blocks away on west 27th street at the same time. police say the two men removed a bomb from the piece of luggage, putting it on the sidewalk, and then walked away, leaving the device but taking the suitcase. the bomb never exploded. n.y.p.d. counter-terrorism chief james water. >> they are witnesses. there are no criminal charges. they're not in any jeopardy of being arrested. so if you can help us find them or anybody else can tell us who they are, we would be very interested to speak to them. >> reporter: investigators are still unsure if ahmad khan rahami was part of a cell or acting on his own or if there are still other bombs unaccounted for. rahami bought the ingredients for the bombs on ebay, including chemicals, ball bearings and electric igniters. the f.b.i. is still trying the
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bomb, but two days before the bombings, the documents say a family member filmed rahami burying a small black object in his backyard. a fuse was lit, there was a loud noise and flames followed by billowing smoke and laughter. today at a counter-terrorism hearing in washington, homeland security committee chairman michael mccaul held up a copy of rahami's hand-written journal. >> he talks about god willing the sound of bombs will be heard police, death to your oppression. >> reporter: blood stained with a bullet hole through it, rahami wrote about martyrdom, and his praise of militants suggests he took inspiration from al qaeda as well as isis. rahami's wife is headed back the u.s. tonight voluntarily. scott, she spoke with investigators in dubai.
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the f.b.i. investigated rahami two years ago, but he was not considered a threat at the time. it's not the first time someone investigated by investigators has later been accused of terrorism. we asked anna werner to look into this. >> reporter: as ahmad khan rahami's case moves forward, federal agencies are working to keep up with what former f.b.i. agent manny gomez calls a tsunami of potential threats. do you think people are being missed? >> absolutely. the f.b.i. does not have the resources, both legally and in terms of manpower and funding. these people are being radicalized quicker than we could identify them. >> reporter: in rahami's case, despite his father calling him a terrorist in 2014, and his year- long stay in pakistan, and f.b.i. source says at the time it found nothing in its indicators, such as links to other known terrorists or radicalized behavior to, point to rahami being a terror threat.
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have been at least 166 home- grown jihadist plots in the u.s., including attempts to join terrorist groups overseas and execute attacks at home, an average of 11 per year. just this year alone, 26 people in the u.s. have been arrested in 13 states for isis-related activities including plots to attack, financial support and weapons charges. sometimes there are clues, but to make a case, authorities need evidence that they often do in not find. the orlando pulse nightclub shooter, omar mateen, had been on the f.b.i.'s terrorist watch list for ten months and was investigated but later removed from the list. in june he killed 49 people. cbs news consultant fran townsend says the system needs improvement. >> you want the terrorist watch list to be overinclusive, so if there is somebody you think may be but you don't have enough, you want it to alert other agencies to put more information in that might push you over the
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>> reporter: since 2014, authorities have arrested 105 people in the u.s. scott, they say those people were plotting attacks, attempted to join isis, or provided money, equipment or weapons to that terror group. >> pelley: anna werner, thanks. today, leaders of congress dropped their gavels and grabbed a hammer to pound in the first nail on the platform for the inauguration of the next president on january 20th. today donald trump drove home his point with african american voters, and here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump met with a handful of sympathetic black pastors in cleveland today. >> god, i ask that you would touch this man, donald j. trump. >> reporter: trump was introduced and partly overshadowed by former boxing promoter don king, who used a racial epithet while describing discrimination against african americans. >> if you are dancing and sliding and gliding
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are a dancing and sliding and gliding negro, so dare not alienate because you cannot assimilate. so, you know, you going to be a negro until you die. >> reporter: the effect was unsettling and symptomatic of trump's pitch to african americans, one he's made largely to white audiences. trump has also turned down speaking invitations from the n.a.a.c.p. and other civil yesterday in north carolina, trump said this about the state of black life in america. >> our african american communities are absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been in before, ever, ever, ever. >> reporter: we asked toledo pastor kay david johnson how trump can better reach out. is trump a credible republican nominee to speak to the african american community? >> he has not sewn seeds and nurtured those seeds in the african american community. there is no closeness, there is no trust that has been
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for nationwide use of stop-and- frisk tactics to reduce crime. scott, those policies were discontinued in new york city after they were ruled unconstitutional because the vast majority of those stopped and frisked by police were minorities. >> pelley: major garrett on the campaign for us tonight. major, thank you. today hillary clinton urged union workers to "stage an intervention for friends considering voting for trump." she pledged to build an economy workers and promised to end the subminimum wage for the disabled. she's campaigning in florida, a must-win for trump, where the candidates are now tied. be sure to tune in here on monday evening for the first presidential debate, clinton versus trump, 9:00 eastern on cbs. at the u.n. today, secretary of
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resurrect the syrian cease-fire, asking all sides to keep their warplanes away from deliveries of food and medicine. the truce shattered monday after a week when an aid convoy was destroyed near aleppo. 20 civilians were killed and the u.s. blames russia. elizabeth palmer reports tonight from syria. >> reporter: as the pentagon continued to insist only the russians had a warplane directly over the bombed aid convoy, the syrian the rebel-held side of aleppo. it's been relentless, and some on that side decided they just couldn't take it anymore. "when our group reached the crossing point," amir told us, "we came under fire and had to scatter." amir is too afraid to show his face, but he was one of the ones who three nights ago made a run for it. there are ways out of rebel-held aleppo for people who want to
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this gap, but every journey like that is a dangerous gamble. we climbed up to the second story in a nearby building to see the lay of the land. are there sniper positions in those buildings we can see? "out there is no-man's-land in this divided city." "i managed to cross it," said amir, "but my family didn't make it." when the shooting started, he told us they turned back, but he alone on the government side of aleppo, facing an uncertain future in a borrowed room right on the front line. true, there is no bombing here, but there's scant opportunity either and very little hope. there was some hope, scott, when the cease-fire was in effect that violence would fall and aid would begin to flow more freely, not only in aleppo but across
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crushed. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer continuing her reporting from inside syria. liz, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," congress sticks it to the maker of the epipen. and later, the last storm of summer washes out roads and shuts down schools. are the same. because your needs are unique, pacific life has been delivering flexible retirement and life insurance solutions for more than 145 years. ask a financial advisor how you can tailor solutions from pacific life to help you reach your financial goals. ? i don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down. why suffer?
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>> what? what's wrong? >> reporter: and these teens acted as police. when back-up arrives, one officers draws his weapon. this role-playing exercise was used at a high school assembly run by the chicago chapter of the national organization of black law enforcement executives. the goal is for students and police to learn from each other. >> it was very helpful to actually get that experience and that perspective. >> reporter: seniors rodney jackson, kiara latrice williams and ayo taiwo. >> i love the role-playing part of the event. >> reporter: why? >> it's like they showed us their everyday life in little scenes. >> you have your own perception of it, but once you get that other perception, you kind of see how it plays hand in hand and what it's like. to have a phone this close to your face while you're trying to talk to somebody, it's not your ideal way to handle it. >> reporter: south holland
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friend was gunned down by police. >> we protect, we serve, but the part that's not mentioned a lot is we care. 99% of the police officers out here got into this job because they care about you. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: chicago police officer caeana sanders. >> everyone is not against the police. in fact, the police are not all against the community. people really do still want that partnership. they want to feel safe. >> yeah. >> uh-huh. >> change has to start somewhere, and i think this is a good place to start. >> reporter: with a conversation to avoid confrontation. jericka duncan, cbs news, chicago. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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crews checking back yards in the green mountain area look for leftover weapons. military munitions are from practice that happened there between 1912 and the '30s. >> this is the first time crews are going into people's yards. the search affects homeowners in green mountain estates and the mesa view kelly werthmann is checking in live from golden. and did sounds like crews have been busy. >> reporter: for the past several weeks, crews have been going to these homes, getting permission from homeowners to have access to their yards. about 60% gave the go-ahead. now they're searching for comloifbs underground -- explosives underground. >> using metal detectors to detect subsurface metal
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