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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> heart breaking new audio of terrified children is fueling outrage over the trump administration's border policy. it pulls children from their parents, caging them in detention centers. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm kristen sze in for alma daetz. >> democrats and republicans are calling for an end to this white house abc news reporter janai norman is in washington. >> reporter: a little girl, one of some 2000 kids separated from their parents, undocumented immigrants seeking asylum
arrested, detained in cages behind metal fences. a recording first obtained by pro publica captures the desperation. >> the president should not be using these kids as leverage to get a border wall or whatever he's trying to do. it's obscene. >> reporter: the president is standing firm. >> the united states will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility. won't be. >> reporter: falsely blaming democrats, yet defending his own policy. a policy the president himself could end as it was launched and is enforced by his administration. >> what exactly image of this country you want? >> the image is an immigration system that secures our borders and up holds our humanitarian ideals. congress needs to fix it. >> reporter: among the growing opposition, all four living
former first ladies, roselyn carter, hillary clinton joining laura bush who wrote in the washington post, this zero tolerance policy is cruel. it is immoral and it breaks my heart. michelle obama retweeting bush's op-ed adding, sometimes truth transcends party. janai norman, abc news, washington. >> a growing number of lawmakers are getting a first-hand look at conditions in these immigrant detention centers. house minute order leader nancy pelosi is demanding an end to the immigration policy after visiting a detention center in san diego. >> this friday in texas, peninsula congresswoman jackie spear will see conditions for herself with 19 other lawmakers. >> it is in many cases illegal and in all cases inhumane. you do not separate children from their parents. >> several gop lawmakers also want to end the policy. texas senator ted cruz says he's introducing emergency legislation to keep migrant
families together. >> and tonight local church and immigration leaders spoke with abc7 news reporter amanda del ka ci -- castillo. she's live with the story. amanda? >> reporter: they spoke out calling the policy unamerican, unchristian, and inhumane. those are powerful words that a lot of people are agreeing with, especially after hearing that heart breaking audio of the children calling out for their families. >> to use children as a pawn in a game of economics and trade policies is immoral and unethical and it defeats what we stand for as a country. >> reporter: a country that is actively prosecuting adults crossing its borders illegally, a practice that is being felt and feared in places like san jose, santa teresa catholic church. >> there are migrant workers and undocumented people in this
county. some come to this parish. >> reporter: he said it is not just separation. children are suffering. but san francisco republican leader howard epstein says it's a price that needs to be paid. >> it's unfortunate, but it's necessary to -- we have to stop the tide of people coming in illegally. if they know that's going to happen, less people will be coming. >> reporter: he disagrees. he says people will find a way to come to the u.s. if it means safety for their children and families. >> there are people who are fleeing who were witnesses of murders. there are people who are fleeing who were victims of extreme domestic violence. >> reporter: and outrage is only continuing to grow. bishop mcgraw's letter is just the most recent of dozens from religious leaders and religious groups asking the trump administration to change its policy. i'm live in san jose tonight, amanda del castillo, abc7 news.
>> amanda, thank you. you can find more detail on the our website on abc7news.com. we have an in-depth explanation of the policy. >> in recent news, police made arrests in attacks. they recognized the suspect from this surveillance. he kicks a homeless man in the tenderloin. he has been charged with aggravated assault. he is accused of attacking a man riding a muni bus on 8th street and mission. both attacks happened last month. >> there is real concern in santa rosa over an arsonist on the loose. police say someone deliberately set more than a dozen fires over the weekend just south of an area devastated by the north bay wildfires. abc7 news reporter kate larson is live in santa rosa tonight with the story. kate, it's understandable. >> reporter: absolutely, dan. you know we're on stoney point road which is extremely busy and it's also right next to a bike
path which is completely exposed and yet the arsonist decided to set one of the fires right here. did i mention we're surrounded by neighborhoods? >> oh, very scary. >> reporter: eva lives on a cul-de-sac in santa rosa. her house is on one side of 6th street and a bike path is on the other side. that's where someone was lighting fires over the weekend which eva says could have trapped her in her home. >> you see it's a circle in here and we cannot get anywhere. we don't know what to do with this kind of people. i heard that sometimes our homeless, but i don't see anything. >> reporter: investigators say someone set the fires around 11:40 saturday night which reminded eva of the fires h st's home in c wit fire, we can lose lives. >> reporter: video from droneview7 shows the path saturday's arsonist took,
lighting 13 fires within an hour. next to the railroad tracks along hern avenue and the trail. police believe arsonist was riding a bicycle. >> how quickly the fire started and the locations it would be hard for somebody to move that fast on foot and start the fires. >> it's dry back there. >> reporter: steven shaw lives on glenn brook drive. several burned in the creek bed behind his home. >> it worries me. i hope the police are going to take care of ti heard they were looking for people. >> reporter: police say they are canvassing the area for more witnesses and also as of today they are offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever started the fires. live in santa rosa, i'm kate larson, abc7 news. >> all right, kate, thanks so much. will we face an increased wildfire risk this week? looking live from our exploratorium camera at pier 15, conditions are calm. but that's going to change. abc7 news meteorologist drew tuma has a look at what we can
expect. drew. >> yeah, dan. change will come with the combo of warm and very dry air by the end of the week. look at highs forecasted by friday afternoon. well into the 80s and 90s away from the coast, if not very close to 100 degrees to round out the week. that warm and hot afternoon creates higher fire danger not only friday, but saturday. combine that with low humidity levels and dry vegetation, that means fires can easily start and spread under those conditions. so take a look at how long that heat will last, how hot we'll get, and also show you what you can expect tomorrow afternoon in the full accuweather forecast in a few minutes, guys. >> all right, drew, thank you. the branson school in ross has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against girls by a school employee. the marin independent journal says three former students have come forward to report the abuse at the prestigious private school in the 1970s. a letter to the school community says the allegations are deeply upsetting and ask that anyone with additional information to
come forward. >> an unusual sight fire crews in san francisco respond head first to a call of a burning futon tucked between concrete slabs of an overpass. the department posted these photos on facebook of last night's fire near 280 and evans avenue. it was particularly dangerous because a firefighter had to use a ladder and climb into a confined space in order to reach that futon. no one was hurt, but a strange call for them obviously. >> coming up elon musk is crying sabotage as tesla announces layoffs, plus. >> i'm lilian kim live at the berkeley marina where dragon boaters are mourning the loss of one of their own. i'll have that story coming up. >> also here, uber riders, how about a way to save money. the program being tested in the bay area that you can certainly benefit from. >> but first here's a look at what's coming up tonight on jimmy kimmel live on abc7 news at 11:00. >> jimmy. >> clc.
tonight we are learning more about a man who died after his canoe flipped in the bay near berkeley. happened on saturday night. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live at the berkeley marina tonight with the story. lilian? >> reporter: dan, chang was a member of the dragon boat team that's based here. that's one of the boats they use regularly. they say chung was a skilled paddler who was always willing to lend a hand. members of the dragon max dragon
boat team are in disbelief one of their own died in the same marina where they practice nearly every day. 38-year-old chris chung had been paddling alone in an outrigger canoe went something went wrong. a passerby spotted his body floating in the water saturday afternoon. >> i was in shock. even numb. he always had a smile. >> whenever i saw him he was smiling walking down casually. >> reporter: chung lived in walnut creek and worked as a chiropractor in the south bay the team said he was willing to help anyway he could. >> some doctors are afraid of liabilities. chris was just so giving. there was no hesitation for him to help people out and work with us. >> reporter: it's unclear what may have happened out on the water. chung's vest was found inside the ka gncanoe. it was also windy 35 miles per hour. >> his skill level was good enough, high enough that it shouldn't have happened.
>> reporter: the coroner has yet to determine a cause and manner of death. that process could take several weeks. in berkeley, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> lilian, thank you. tesla ceo elon musk has sent an e-mail to his employees about a factory fire that seems to imply possible sabotage. a company statement says the fire happened in an air filter and was quickly put out. electric car website electric has obtained a copy of the letter in which musk alleges he's discovered a saboteur in the company's ranks. he claims a person changed a code to an internal product and exported data to outsiders. and tesla has released details of more than 500 job cuts in the bay area. bloomberg reports that 420 employees at the fremont assembly plant will a with 86 workers from company headquarters in palo alto. >> if you ever take uber, there is a new way or you to save
money here in the bay area. uber is reportedly offering cheaper fares if you're prepared to wait for your ride. it is testing a feature that prompts riders to delay their pickup rather than request a ride now. the test cities are san francisco and los angeles. >> san francisco's pride parade is this sunday and tonight the san francisco lgbt center held a center of pride fund-raiser to help kickoff this week's festivities. proceeds from tonight's event will go toward expanding the center's outreach to homeless lgbt youth by providing warm meals, job opportunities and internships. the excitement surrounding pride could be felt throughout the building. >> if you ride bart or if you walk on the streets, you don't even have to go to the parade. it just is an optic in fabulousness in the entire city. >> you can find a list of pride events around the bay area this week at abc7news.com. >> it's going to be a great weekend for that and will the weather hold? what's it going to be like in
some of >> right. i think we have a bit of a warm up, don't we, drew? >> we do, guys. tomorrow it will be pretty pleasant in the afternoon. but by the end of the weekend into the upcoming weekend, some very warm air will move in. live doppler 7 along with satellite tonight showing you that the cloud cover on the coast beginning to spill in and around the bay. so, tomorrow morning some of us will wake up to gray skies early on. a live look from the exploratorium camera atop pier 15 showing you that canopy of cloud cover chopping the skyline in half. tomorrow afternoon will be one of those days we have a wide range of temperatures so location is certainly going to be key in terms of how warm you get. so go in a little bit closer show you the 30 degree spread in temperatures. cool on the coast, 59 in half moon bay. downtown san francisco about 66 and breezy in the afternoon. little warmer in oakland at 71. then those numbers really jump as you get inland from walnut creek 87 degrees. antioch and we're nearing 90
tomorrow afternoon. and that 89 inland tomorrow, it's going to feel cool compared to the air mass we have moving in by friday. temperature wise, it's not all that bad out there. it's a little cool on the coast. we're in the 50s there. couple 60s on the board from concord to san jose. we're at 54, though, in san rafael. a bit of a breeze out there. it's breezy in fairfield now. wind at 21 miles per hour. 13 in san francisco and we'll have this breeze with us tomorrow afternoon as well. so, future tracker wind gusts by 5:00, 6:00 tuesday evening, it will be breezy around the region, 10 to say 20 miles an hour, a little higher on the coast. but this wind will keep us comfortable in the afternoon, nohot tomorrow. so, overnight tonight here's the call. we had clouds right on the coast right now spilling in and around the bay. so, 50s in most spots overnight tonight. those will be your starting temperatures out the door tomorrow morning. 12 hour day planner on your tuesday, we have that gray sky early on. but in true form for june, those clouds quickly pull back to the coast. it will be afternoon, lots of
sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and 80s and our warm est spots. highs tuesday 83 in san jose so it will be a mild day in the south bay. 79 the high in fremont. 66 in san francisco, 71 in oakland. 84 in santa rosa. 83 in napa and fairfield. up to about 89 degrees. as we head towards the weekend and san francisco the pride forecast looks to be rather mild. friday temperatures right around 75 degrees. saturday even warmer than that in the city, 79, and by sunday for the parade still sunny, still warm with a temperature of 73 degrees. accuweather seven-day forecast plan the next 7 days for you, cloud to sun tomorrow. typical june temps summer arriving officially thursday morning. friday the heat will peak on saturday, 80s and 90s triple digits inland, warm on sunday and that weekend we'll see the fire danger increasing unfortunately that warm dry air mass overhead. >> hopefully the winds will stay down. >> hopefully. >> thanks, drew.
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>> announcer: abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> good evening. short stop brandon crawford missed tonight's giants game. he had a good reason. his wife gave birth to bryson rider crawford. 8 pounds 8 ounces. the crawfords have four kids. look at the smiles. they're so happy for the new baby. that's a feel good giants news. a lot better than the 9th inning against miami. he said he hopes to ride bart
tomorrow. perfect. no score in the second. buster will pop to center field. lewis misses the ball. what are we doing here? posey ends up scoring. br sonsionaton. two batters later pablo sandoval batting righty. nice catch. pablo's first pitch hitting righty. giants up 4-2 in the 9th. high heated brinson. he ends up with the last lifaug. remember the fly ball? he took exception to brinson who appears to have a few words for the pitcher as he runs to first. the draw would continue. giants end up giving up three runs in the 9th and they lose 5-4. a's had the day off. it's going to cost the warriors a small fortune to keep their championship team in tacts. team owner has that fortune and more and more is even coming with the chase center under construction. and joe says he plans on spending the money to stray on
top. the warriors' luxury tax bill this season was estimated at $35 million. that is going up because the dubs are now in the 4-1 tax. that means if they sign a guy for 5 million like nick young this past year, the tax bill will be 20 million. owner said the price of success is worth it. >> everything is pumped back into building this arena. as you know we have no public monies to do it and it's really expensive to build here. but we're doing it and happily doing it and into the payroll of the team. that's the way we do it. we want to win. we want to win for a long time. and we're in the cycle right now. part of the cycle where we have great players who are due more money and to the extent that we can at all feasibly do it, we will do it. we will retain them. so the nba should just -- you know, if you're thinking it's going the other way, you better think again because we intend to be great for a long time. we intend to keep our players as long as we can. >> spend, joe, spend. spend, joe spend. world cup soccer in england
taking out tunisia. rebound, kick, score. harry kaine, right place, right time, nice kick. kane with his head and nick around to knock this ball in. i'd be out on workers' comp if i spun my neck like that. in fact, i'm a little sore right now, dan. [ laughter ] >> when is the world cup over in 2-1. abc spor7 sports brought to you river rock casino. (sound of footsteps) (sound of car door opening) (car door closes)
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