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the corner, he shot them. >> reporter: police say they have three suspects in custody. one had posted an immigrant hating manifesto on social media under the name brenton tarrant calling himself a fascist. >> it's absolutely terrifying to think that people could be so cold hearted and shoot people because of their religion. >> reporter: this witness thought she heard firecrackers until people started falling. >> i'm 66, never thought in my life i'd live to see something like this, not in new zealand. new zealand's police commissioner has urged people to remain vigilant and support any suspicious behavior. he's also directed mosques nationwide to shut their doors and to remain closed until further notice from authorities. the country's prime minister said some of the victims were likely refugees. >> they have chosen to make new zealand their home and it is their home. they are us. >> reporter: she called it one
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of new zealand's darkest days. >> and the gunman live streamed his attack on social media. kpix5 has decided against airing any of that video. >> the gunman has been identified as you just heard as 28-year-old brenton tarrant. he is from australia. he legally purchased all five guns he used in the attack. his arrest shortly after the shootings were caught on camera. his 74 page manifesto found by investigators. according to investigators tarrant writing he chose new zealand for its remoteness to show no place on earth is safe. the gunman's manifesto also mentioned president trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity." the president dismissed that suggestion that white nationalism is a rising threat around the world. >> i think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. i guess if you look at what happened in new zeal
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perhaps that's a case -- i don't know enough about it yet. they're just learning about the person and the people involved, but it's certainly a terrible thing, terrible thing. >> mr. trump tweeted his condolences to the people of new zealand and spoke personally to the prime minister today. across the bay area muslims here reacting to news of the massacre. vigils are scheduled tonight. there was a somber tone at friday prayers. we saw added security at many bay area mosques and a visible police presence at the islamic center in san jose. kpix5's da lin is live at a south san francisco mosque and it had to be an emotional day there, i'm sure. >> reporter: yeah. that shooting created quite a bit of fear within the community. o wa s cause he was ming to fri nonetheless a police offingn front of the uethat was a welcome sight
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hundreds of people packed the south san francisco mosque for the friday afternoon prayer service. devoted worshipers who couldn't fit inside prayed in the parking lot. >> it's devastating, scary. >> reporter: they're outraged over the new zealand shooting, but also worry it could happen here. >> we're still having thoughts, but it's not going to stop me from coming to the mosque and praying. >> this is what they want. they want people to live in fear. >> reporter: many worshipers thanked this south san francisco officer for standing in front of the mosque. >> that makes us feel very safe when we have somebody protecting us. it makes a person feel more at ease. >> reporter: mosque leaders epy they'll make changes to >> at the prayer we're going to close the gates. >> i think today i've seen more people than usual who cannot stop, you know, having like a
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normal life and stopping worshiping god because of a psychopath. >> reporter: police have stepped up patrols at all bay area mosques. mosque leaders in fremont and san jose are also looking to increase their own security. >> to increase the security and hire private security for that for all the gatherings that we have. >> i want them to be aware there's a possibility of this, not to panic, but to be aware there's a possibility this could happen in the united states. >> reporter: police departments are not aware of any credible threats against the local mosques. nonetheless they want to step up their presence so that people do feel safe when they go to a house of worship. live in south san francisco, i'm da lin, kpix5. >> house speaker nancy pelosi tweeted, "we mourn the loss of 49 lives cut short in the horrific act of violence in christchurch, new zealand. islam phobia and such acts of
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pure hatred have no place in a civilized world." presidential hopeful and senator kamala harris wrote, "the massacre of those in a house of worship in prayer is evil and cowardly. we stand with our friends around the world to condemn hate and speak out against intolerance." coming up at 5:30 we look at the role of social media in spreading the footage of the new zealand shooting. cnet's vice president and editor in chief will be on set with us to discuss the challenge of policing violent content and whether tech companies are doing enough. the activists filled streets around the world today calling for more action to combat climate change. here in the bay area students skipped school to march. kpix5's wilson walker on their message. >> reporter: well, on a day when the news of the world felt unbearably heavy a group of people stood up and declared that they want more of a say in the direction that this world is heading. heom vy n were e march, they were always saying
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-- the most common response i got is who is going to listen to us? we're just students. what difference can we make? you don't have to feel hopeless or just because you're young you can't make a difference. we have a voice. our voice matters. >> reporter: from crab cove in alameda aninto a call for action on climate change. >> climate change has got to held by andrea asher weber summed up their frustration. >> my sign is if you won't act like adults, we will. >> exactly. there's so many educated, brilliant people in the world and they know about the crisis. we have largely discovered the science, but we're just sitting here waiting for someone else to fix the problem. >> reporter: you can't drive. >> no, i cannot. >> reporter: can't vote. >> no, i cannot. >> reporter: but you can do this. >> this is what i will do. >> reporter: about a year ago i watched students march out of class in a protest against gun
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violence. can you tie these two together? >> i think it's important for students to feel like they're heard because i think a lot of people think i'm young. i can't do anything. >> reporter: today they demanded action on a crisis that may not afford us much time and these student have no time for the status quo. >> act like this is an emergency. act like it's a crisis because it is. >> reporter: in alameda, wilson walker, kpix5. the college admission scandal is now touching uc berkeley. a businessman appeared with his lawyer outside a boston court. he has a son whweto cato wire prosecutors say he paid $200,000 to have someone pose as his two sons and take their s.a.t.s. he is also accused of a similar scam involving a canadian high school graduation exam. sadu's son has graduated already from cal. well, it is almost a done deal. the oakland coliseum board unanimously approving a new lease keeping the raiders at
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the coliseum for at least seas aml pa$7.5 million this year and 10.5 million if they need to stay through 2020, music to the ears of raider nation. >> if you do what's best for the fans, you're going to always win and this deal was about doing what's best for the fans and the taxpayer. we wanted to do a deal that was good for the taxpayers. >> the deal still needs approval of the board of supervisors and city council. president trump issued his first veto overruling congress to protect his emergency border wall funding. there was a signing ceremony in the oval office. the veto comes one day after a dozen republicans joined democrats passing a measure that blocked the president's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. >> i didn't need the vote because we all knew it was going to be a veto and they're not going to be able to override. it's going to go very quickly. >> the founding fathers made it clear congress was to be
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in the business of appropriating funds, not the president. >> trump's emergency declaration allows him to use border 2/3 te in rn congress to overturn the president's veto and as of now, that appears unlikely. a boeing 737 max 8 arriving at sfo just before noon, chopper 5 there for its landing, the flight carrying only a crew and no passengers. the american airlines jetliner was being flown to the bay area to be parked. the whole fleet of brand-new aircraft grounded two days ago by president trump following two deadly crashes in six months. meanwhile evidence is emerging of a possible connection between the two aviation disasters. the new york times is reporting investigators found the stabilizers in an ethiopian jetliner that crashed last week were pointed up which would have forced the nose of the plane down. the same issue is being investigated in the crash of a
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lion air flight last year. everyone on both flights were killed. take a lilook outside, great friday to get out, enjoy the sunshine and the warm-up. it's going to feel like spring this weekend because, paul, you're talking some 70s in the forecast. >> yes. the warmest weather we've had since, oh, let's say early november. it's been four months since we've been this warm. i'll temperatures running above average for saturday, oakland 6 degrees above average, plan on sunshine saturday and a high of 68. the warm-up continues beyond tomorrow. we'll talk about how warm we get and when rain returns coming up. >> paul, thanks. a bay area puppy survives a vicious attack thrown against an elevator door and tossed down a trash chute, the suspect arrested in the shocking act of cruelty. >> pipe bombs mailed to president trump's critics, a new twist in the case and what it could mean t's punishment. >> at 5:30 it's hard to miss when you were driving along
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interstate 280, why the famous flintstone house is now being called a public nuisance.
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i'm ken bastida at the live news desk. the l.a. county district attorney's office has assigned a couple of investigators to try to figure out what is going on at the san anita racetrack. 22 horses have died there since december 26th. those horses had to be euthanized after suffering fatal injuries. they've already banned drugs and whips and closed the track altogether. the investigators now working with the california horse racing board as it probes those deaths and a california representative, judy chu, whose district includes the track said she is outraged and is calling on e commte treaent of horses at santa anita. noboan going ondown th it has since march 5th. that's the latest from the live news desk.
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i'm ken bastida. a san francisco man facing charges of felony animal thand she lost a leg as a result of the incident. prosecutors say rocky was thrown down a garbage chute and fell three stories into a dumpster. somehow she survived four days before someone found the animal. >> she's resilient. she's got brave spirit. she has been coming to the shelter every day with her foster mom wearing her in a snuggley. so she's quite popular. >> rocky is still recovering. the suspect in the face, 59- year-old ronald lewis jones, pled not guilty. he is due back in court later this month. santa rosa police are looking for a drive in a fatal hit and run crash. the victim was found unconscious along highway 12 after 1 a.m. a passer-by flagged down police. officers determined the man had been hit by a midsize truck. he was declared dead at the scene. based on evidence found there,
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investigators are looking for a 2006 blue mitsubishi raid pickup, should be missing the passenger side headlight and front end grille. a florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to president trump is expected to plead guilty. cesar sayoc allegedly targeted democrats who were critics of the president. he also sent a package to cnn. none of those bombs went off. police say sayoc sent out mail bombs to bay area addresses. a package to billionaire tom ucanth was found at a sdia sea home of rris. is due in court week where he facee in prof ea . victims t against governor gavin newsom and his executive order suspending the on cbs this morning.
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he says capital punishment disproportionately affects people of color. >> it's a racist system. you cannot deny that. there's no equal justice in this system. it's a system that is perpetuating inequality. it's a system that i cannot in good conscience support. >> when given their say in 2016, california voters rejected a measure to abolish the death penalty. right now the state has more inmates on death row than any other in the country. teachers in dublin are wrapping up their strike authorization voting. today was the last day of voting. talks at an impasse last week after 11 months of negotiations. the union is asking for a 3% raise and a one time 1.5% bonus. their issues also include class students. paul, the warm-up music to many people's ears, especially for the weekend. >> everybody is in a better mood.
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i think we were in a five or six week funk. now i'm seeing more smiles, more happy people on the streets. when you're looking up, oh, it is sunny outside. our new treasure island camera, looking back at the financial district and the crystal clear skies behind it. it's just gorgeous. we saw a few low 70s today, santa rosa one of those spots, close to 70 in oakland right now, livermore 65, san jose 67. overnight chilly. we likely will avoid the 30 41 for lisan francisco. when did that first 70-degree day happen for the city of san jose? this is now the longest wait for the first 70-we have not waited this long for the ki you get there san r fostllin high of 71. close to 70 both saturday and sunday in emeryville, maybe heading to the shopping
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district there, sunshine, 67 degrees tomorrow, sunshine, 69 degrees on sunday. a general rule, sunday will be 2 degrees warmer than tomorrow and tomorrow will be pretty nice. here's the thing. this has impacts beyond the weekend. our ridge of high pressure is building to the north which means we'll get a light offshore wind this weekend giving us the additional warming from the mid-60s today, low to mid-70s in our warmest inland spots sunday, but then the ridge builds so far north storms will be able to go under the ridge and return to california. so the ridge going this far to the north is good for warmer weather and actually promotes cooler weather heading toward the middle of next week. weekend, clear skies tomorrow, nothing but sunshine, sunday looking equally as nice, some high, thin cirrus clouds sunday evening. that's about it. it's all about the sunshine. this weekend in dublin, st. patrick's day celebration, sunny, warm, 72 degrees sunday. it will be a beautiful day for reveling if you're irish. the warmest weather since early
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november is coming this weekend. we stay dry and sunny through monday. next week it will be cooler t s chances as that ridge lifts north. we will see storms go under that ridge and give us a chance of rainfall. high temperatures tomorrow looking a 70, 70 in concord, livermore, 71 in san jose, 66 in san francisco and 68 in oakland. your extended forecast, sunday, monday even warmer than tomorrow, low to mid-70s inland, close to 70 near the water and then the change. we have a chance of showers tuesday into early wednesday. highs fall to the 60s and a second chance of showers next friday, no washouts or big storms but not the sunny and 70s we'll enjoy over the weekend. that's your forecast. >> thank you, paul. coming up they're popular for the gym or if you're on the go, but are they dangerous? the concern apple's air pods could pose a cancer risk.
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fire crews are cleaning up a mess in baltimore. scene e trks bridge. at least one slammed into the road below. fortunately no one was hurt. investigators still searching for what sparked a
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massive blaze in eastern contra costa county. three waterfront homes on bethel island burned to the ground while homeowners stood by helplessly. it took firefighter 15 minute to get there from oakley because there are no fire stations on the island. the station shut down years ago during the recession. plans for a new station are stalled. the homes appear to be total losses, but fortunately no one was injured. crews are getting back to cleaning up the remains of the camp fire. they were forced to stop during the severe wet weather that hit the region. officials are sending out 80 teams to begin work. cal recycle says crews have already assessed nearly 6,000 sites for debris removal. the presidio is asking for public input on a new proposal for a historic site in the park. the world economic forum and other nonprofits want to turn ft. scott into something called a campus for change. researchers would focus on climate change and tackle issues such as technology and
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art shirley intelligence. the 30-acre farm sits at the foot of the bridge. there will be one meeting in april anmay for public comment. coming up at 5:30, the new zealand massacre, the tough question for tech companies, are they doing enough to stop the spread of violent content? >> busted before, a surprising revelation about the suspected golden state killer, how he slipped through the cracks decades ago. >> reporter: i'm andrea nakano in front of the flintstone house. it's always been a little unique, but now the owner is facing a lawsuit over some of the changes she's made over the last year. we'll have the story coming up.
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you're watching kpix5 news at 5:30. our top stories at 5:30, police say suspin brenton tarrant made his first
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court appearance a few hours ago. so far he is charged with a single count of murder, but that is expected to grow. at least 49 people were killed at two mosques in the city of christchurch. a show of support in mosques across the bay area, a bigger turnout than usual at friday prayers, many remembering the has been beefe a local muslim leader said the threat is not something new. >> there are mosques that continue to be bombarded with hate mail, sometimes firebombed. we've seen this very recently in the attacks, even on the two muslim congresswomen in the united states. this really hits close to home for all of us. >> mosque leaders in the bay area say they are now putting plans in one world top of the tower lit up tonight in red and blue, the colors
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attack. >> the alleged shooter live streamed the massacre on facebook for more than 15 minutes. facebook took it down only after being contacted by officials in new zealand, but then other users kept reposting that video on facebook as well as on youtube and twitter. that is prompting some fresh questions about how social media platforms handle offensive content. joining us, connie deomo, vice president and editor of cnet. let's start with facebook's top official in new zealand said in a statement new zealand police alerted us to a video on facebook shortly after the live stream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's facebook and instagram accounts and the video. we're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we are aware. now youtube says it has removed thousands of videos related to the massacre in new zealand. it's using what it calls smart
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detection technology and is encouraging people to flag any items that are graphic or violent and for its part twitter says it has rigorous procedures for emergency situations and a dedicated team in place. twitter also says it's going to cooperate with law enforcement. so, connie, that response from the tech companies, is that enough? is that going far enough given the situation and where we are today in 2019? >> i think facebook's statement says it all. they took down that content and stopped it only after being alerted by new ze police. that video ran live for 17 minutes before they were alerted and that comes as facebook has been under criticism for a lot of the content on their site taking responsibility for objectionable content. they've hired thousands of pla sear

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