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anger and backlash tonight against the president's immigration policy. >> next, a bay area expert on th
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>> announcer: live where you live this is abc 7 news. backlash at the border is not letting up. the president goes to capitol hill and takes more heat over a policy to take children away from their parents. good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze in for ama daetz. >> and i'm dan ashley. tonight protesters confronted homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen in the middle of a washington, d.c. restaurant one day after she adamantly defended the president's policy. >> shame on you! >> shame! shame! >> do you hear the babies crying? do you hear them crying? kirstjen nielsen, you're a villain! how much do you make -- in a mexican restaurant of all places. >> that's not the only
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confrontation in washington over the president's policy. abc news reporter janae norman has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: president trump on capitol hill meeting with republicans but greeted by shouts from democrats. >> don't you have kids, mr. president? >> reporter: the president calling america's immigration system probably the worst in the world. >> the system has been broken for many years. the immigration system. it's been a really bad, bad system. probably the worst anywhere in the world. we're going to try to see if we can fix it. >> reporter: his administration facing mounting pressure to end its zero tolerance policy of separating migrant children from their parents. propublica with a recording it says captured their frightened cries. >> i don't want children taken away from parents. and when you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away. >> reporter: customs and border protection telling abc news more than 2,300 migrant children have
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been taken into federal custody in just hofover a month. isolated tents like this one. many kept inside what looks like cages. sleeping in tents like this with at least 20 beds packed in. >> internment camps. this is the united states of america! >> reporter: and across the aisle -- >> all of the members of the republican conference support the plan that keeps families together. >> reporter: the white house today saying at his meeting with house republicans president trump told them "i'm with you 100%." at least a half dozen bills are being proposed to address the issue of child separation. but the power is with president trump. this is his policy that he could put an end to. reporting on capitol hill, janae norman, abc news. abc 7 news was in downtown san francisco today where protesters marched outside of federal i.c.e. office. they called the policy to separate families "moral horror." some psychologists say it could have serious long-term consequences for the children.
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abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo is live in the san jose bureau tonight. amanda? >> reporter: kristen, remarkably frightening is how one south bay psychology professor is describe conditions at the u.s.-mexico border for these young children. conditions that thomas plant says could lead to some serious physical and mental health issues in the future. >> it's clear child abuse. there's no other way to describe it. >> reporter: by now we've seen the images. we've heard the audio. we know nearly 2,000 immigrant children have been separated from their parents and are being held in fenced cages at a border facility. >> you are basically traumatizing a whole cohort of children and families that won't go away when the border issues are resolved. >> reporter: issues santa clara psychology professor thomas plant says will leave a lasting traumatic impact on these kids. he anticipates at least a third will experience ptsd. half will battle anxiety
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disorders. and because of the abrupt separation all will suffer in some way. >> i didn't think it was that big of an impact at first. >> reporter: laura vasquez became a u.s. citizen when she was 12 years old. at 23 she's remembering how the process kept her from her father. >> my dad wasn't really around when i was born because he was already living here in the u.s. >> reporter: separation she says is greatly impacted relationships throughout her life. but the forced separation we're seeing now is something psychologists say they've never seen in theirs. >> we've seen a lot of abused kids over the years. terribly abused kids over the years. and this is just mind-spinning. >> reporter: the american psychological association wrote an open letter to the trump administration against its policy citing research that suggests that the longer these families are apart the greater
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the reported symptoms of anxiety and depression are for these young children. i'm live in san jose tonight. amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> amanda, thank you. two of facebook's earliest employees have raised nearly $8 million to help reunite undocumented immigrant parents who have been separated from their children. for more information about that plus details on the immigration policy head to our website, abc7news.com. we learned tonight that the san francisco officer who shot and wounded a man earlier this month was also involved in a deadly shooting at a south -- at a south san francisco police officer. [ gunfire ] investigators say joshua cabillo was the officer who shot a suspect in the back on a crowded sidewalk in north beach on june 9th. body cam video shows the man running and tossing a gun before being shot by cabillo. back in 2012 cabillo was involved in the controversial shooting of a 15-year-old named derek gaines at a gas station.
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cabillo claimed the teen was reaching for a gun. gaines had a gun that turned out to be inoperable. the d.a. did not file charges. the search is on tonight for a man police consider a violent sexual predator. santa rosa released this video of the suspect. they're asking you to take a look. he's accused of tackling a woman, taking her down to the ground, and sexually assaulting her. he ran after she started screaming. it happened sunday night in the parking lot of an apartment complex on jennings avenue. a grass-fire came dangerously close to some homes in san ramon today. the fire burned 40 acres on a hillside nor monteretia way. it's one of many spots where firefighters are keeping a close eye on the conditions tonight. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian is live with the latest on this. lisa? >> reporter: dan, crews from this department behind me will be watchig for flare-ups until tomorrow. but with this weather and the
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coming heat and the wind things could go wrong fast. you can see the heavy smoke and line of fire sweeping across the dry open space in the gale ranch neighborhood. fighting this fire from the sky by dropping retardant and buckets of water as quickly as possible. the fire was moving dangerously close to homes. >> it was coming so fast. i went over to the neighbors. 24e6 some little kids. and just told them to get in the car and get out. >> reporter: though evacuations weren't necessary, people were scared. this is the third fire in the same open space during the same time of year in a decade. but having enough defensive space, plenty of personnel on hand, and the weather helped. >> weather as on their side today. another couple days this could have been a different story. >> reporter: temperatures will rise to triple digits in some areas in the coming days. but there's also a general sense of anxiety for many living in the bay area. in greenbray on vista grande a
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small two-acre fire forced evacuations for a short time. >> it made me feel scared about our house burning down. similar to the santa rosa fire. i don't want anything tragic like that to happen. >> reporter: as of yesterday cal fire upped and maxed out staffing levels statewide. >> usually about the middle of june we add additional fire engines because of the increased activity. >> reporter: this department has not made any staffing changes because of the coming heat, but officials tell me that could change if necessary. live in san ramon tonight, lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> lisa, thanks very much. sad to say the fire danger this week is going to get worse. here's abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. sandhya. >> yeah, dan. this is what you need to watch out for. the fire danger will be increasing. there's a warning basically from friday through sunday, just letting you know. low humidity inland and heat illnesses are certainly possible. take a look at where that humidity's going.
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friday morning still pretty high but as we head into friday afternoon you start to see some teens showing up in places like fairfield. antioch 17% relative humidity. 17% in gilroy. so just be alert. be aware of your surroundings. fire danger is going to be rising. kristen? >> all right, sandhya, thank you so much. a scary moment tonight for hundreds of people at the griffith observatory. dry brush caught fire a few hours ago on the steep slope directly below the l.a. landmark. the flames were burning on the side where visitors hang out to view the hollywood sign. crews knocked down the quarter-acre fire in about 30 minutes. nobody was hurt. and the observatory is okay as well. >> very good news. stay with us. coming up, whooping cough is on the rise. doctors fear an epidemic. what they're blaming for the surge in cases. plus uproar over an east coast dunkin' donuts sign some customers are calling racist. and -- >> i was shot when i was 18.
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and at that point i kind of fell deeper into the hole. >> but not too deep to pull himself out. the help this uc santa cruz student received to put him on a path toward a ph.d. first here's a look at what's coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" right after abc 7 news at 11:00. >> jimmy. >> thanks, dan and kristen. i am genuinely enthused about our show tonight. >> tragedy is when you sit on your chair and you lean back and the back breaks and you fall and you hurt yourself. and comedy is when it happens to your friend.
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a dunkin' donuts in baltimore is facing backlash tonight after its general manager posted a sign telling
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customers to report employees speaking a foreign language. here it is. it reads, "if you hear any of our staff shouting in a language other than english, please call immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for free coffee and a pastry." many customers were appalled. >> they're paid to work at dunk ib donuts and serve people. they've only been courteous to me. even if they wrblt that's no reason to tell them they're not able to speak in any language they want top. >> franchise owner found the general manager's sign inappropriate and had it removed. there is a spike in whooping cough cases in california particularly in marin and alameda counties. abc 7 news reporter kate larsen spoke with experts tonight who came together to try to develop a strategy. >> reporter: health officials in marin say they've seen 151 cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in the past six months. >> that's about a five-fold increase above what we saw last year. >> reporter: marin county public health officer matt willis says pertussis outbreaks are
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cyclical. the last spike was in 2014. >> this is a more dramatic increase than we normally see. >> reporter: the increase in whooping cough is mostly among teenagers and part of that can be explained by increased testing but doctors also say it's because high schoolers are starting to run out of their immunity to the disease. >> average number of young people that get in to see a physician in high school, about half of them. they're not getting in to make certain that they're getting their vaccine schedules updated. >> the vaccine doesn't work. >> reporter: don hart is a kier fraktor and anti-vaccine activist in marin county where five years ago vaccine rates were low at 78%. >> this is failure. so what do they want to do? they want to do more of the same. >> reporter: the biggest risk is really for infants between birth and six months of age. dr. nona cunningham is an ob-gyn in marin. >> those infants can die from it because their wairz are so narrow and small. >> reporter: dr. can youingham says it's not just teenagers who should get the t-dap vaccine.
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pregnant women and anyone around an infant should also get vaccinated for whooping cough. kate larsen, abc 7 news. a private contractor hired by caltrans could face penalties after video shows him allowing a boulder to tumble down a slope at emerald bay in south lake tahoe and laughing as it damage trees in its path. >> one. >> go, baby! ooh! >> the video was posted to facebook last month when it happened off highway 89 where the crew was installing a retang wall. caltrans told abc 7 news it was extremely disappointed and plans to treat the damaged trees and plant new ones in the upcoming weeks. talk about a success story. a former street gang member is now pursuing his doctorate at uc santa cruz thanks to a program that gives at-risk kids a shot at success. carlos cruz joined a gang when he was 14 and slipped deeper into trouble after he was shot at age 18. that's when el nido family
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centers in the los angeles area gave him a college scholarship. he's now receiving another scholarship, this time to pursue a ph.d. >> i definitely encourage folks to take the advice of others and to embrace encouragement. and wh people tell you you can do something, it's probably because you can do it. >> it's a great message. elnido family centers says since 1992 it has given out a total of 467 scholarships. very impressive. >> because sometimes we could all use a second chance. >> absolutely. no question. all right. if you think it's been kind of warm, get ready for the sizzle. >> pete rollogist sandhya patel is here with maybe triple digits, sandhya? >> we're going to be seeing some triple digits for sure as we head into saturday, dan and kristen. right now what's keeping us really comfortable is this blanket of fog that is just covering parts of the coast and the bay as you can see on live doppler 7. temperatures pretty much in the 50s and 60s across the bay area. as you take a look at what's coming, it is going to be cooking in our inland valleys,
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places like antioch will get pretty hot. not exactly tomorrow. still will be in the comfort zone in the upper 80s, but we get into thursday, 92 degrees. by friday you're in the upper 90s. and look at what happens by saturday. yes, it is going to be steamy on saturday. so get ready for summer-like sizzle and summer's arriving officially on thursday. right now i do want to show you what you can expect. increasing fire danger, friday through sunday. we're expecting hot dry afternoons inland. limited cooling at night. and it is going to get gusty in the hills between friday night and saturday morning. that's when your highest fire danger will take place. fires will easily start and spread. so keep that in mind. not just during this friday through sunday time period but just in general we're at that point in our season where we have to worry about fires. golden gate bridge camera right now showing you a little bit of a blurred view. same thing with our abc 7 news exploratorium camera as we do have some fog around. foggy areas in the morning.
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mild to warm for most of you the next two days, and it is going to get steamy friday and saturday. hour by hour we go. 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. you'll notice where the fog is sitting in the north bay, the east bay, san francisco peninsula, and really down toward the santa cruz area. you'll have to watch out. the visibility will be poor. it's already starting to lower as that fog layer is about 1,000 feet deep. so it's going to be pretty low on the ground. temperatures first thing in the morning upper 40s to the upper 50s. you might need an extra light layer to keep you comfortable, and then for the afternoon it's going to be warm inland into the upper 80s to low 90s inland, right along the coast. some fog will linger. it will be breezy. temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. take a look at what is in store for the sonoma raceway. toyota save mart 350. friday it's going to be sunny and warm. hot saturday. upper 90s. and by sunday still pretty warm in the 90s. so if i were you i would definite definitely prepare for major
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hydration. take plenty of water with you. obviously sunscreen in the shades. the pride forecast, sunny and warm on friday. warming up in san francisco on saturday. and on sunday it's going to be nice weather for parade. temperature will drop down into the mid 70s sfrt upper 70s saturday. accuweather seven-day forecast fog giving way to sun for most areas wednesday. summer starts at 3:07 thursday morning. and yes, just in time we're going to feel the sizzle. friday upper 90s inland. lows on saturday. along the coastline we'll go from the low 60s friday to the low 70s saturday. on sunday, though, the heat does back off as a marine influence starts to take over going from the 90s early next week you'll be back into the 80s. so i think that'll feel much better by then, dan and kristen. >> thank you, sandhya. >> tomorrow on "good morning america," actsor josh brolin
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one newlywed couple found a way to save on the sky-high cost of a conventional wedding by reciting vows at 30,000 feet. the baltimorebound southwest airlines flight in las vegas, the pilot officiated their nuptials over the intercom 45 minutes before landing. passengers wrote marriage advice on cocktail napkins for the bride and the groom. now, there's a clever idea. >> right? a captive audience. that's the best thing at a wedding. you can't leave. >> then it was eat backs up, tray tables up and prepare for landing. >> that's right. >> i've got a joke, but i'm just about to go on vacation. i don't want to deal with twitter after that. save it for later. let's just escape. we have one really dumb injury to talk about. and retaliation night at the park. giants and marlins.
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good evening. giants closer hunter strickland broke his hand punching a door after blowing last night's game against the marlins. basically the baseball version of lebron. out six to eight weeks. given all the chirping you knew things might escalate between the giants and the marlins. check out the little home run trot. now let's look at a big league home run trot. buster posey, no doubt about it. deep to left center 1-30 giants early buster his fifth of the year. everybody in the yard anticipating louis brins-ton's first at-bat. he was the guy engaged with strickland. and plunked by derek rodriguez, who does his job, plunked in the hip. both benches warned. and dan straily retaliates for the retaliation, hits posey.
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bruce bochy saying you're throwing at my star that's different than brinson. marlins come unglued a bit. alan hansen over the head of anderson. pablo sandoval chugging around third and he will score. 5-3 giants. later gorkys hernandez with what should be a routine pop-up. three marlins come together but nobody's going to make this catch. mac williamson scores, and the giants go on to win 6-3. let's get back to strickland. the bone he broke is the fifth metacarpal. highlighted in red right here. same bone that evan longoria and madison bumgarner both have broken this season. it's fragile right there. let's move on. a's and padres bark at the park night in san diego. padres up 2-1. in the ninth a's down to their last strike. stephen piscotty high, deep, and aloha off brad hand. talk to the hand. in the tenth jed lowry wallops one off adam simber. simber! two-run shot. a's win in extras 4-2 the final.
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nba draft coming up on this thursday. warriors working out prospects. among the interested observers has been draymond green and the gm bob myers happy to have his input. >> and he just loves basketball. i mean, what's he doing here? he's at our draft workout on whatever day today, tuesday. and stays. he came in the draft room yesterday. that's the kind of guys you want. >> absolutely. abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. moral of the story. in anger don't punch stuff with your fist. >> i know, right? >> use an open hand. oh, is that not the moral? >> or just try yoga. >> the lessons just go
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