tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS March 15, 2019 6:30pm-6:58pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs lo >> glor: on the cbs evening news this friday, at least 49 people are dead after a terror attack on two muslim houses of worship. a gunman driven by hate, streamed the massacre live. >> the blood is spitting on me, y mean, splashing on me. and i'm thinking oh, my god. oh, my god. what's going to happen to me now. >> i don't understand why someone would hurt us like this. you don't think something like this could happen in new zealand. >> you may have chosen us, but we utterly reject and condemn utu. >> president trump was asked if he sees white nationalism as a rising threat throughout the world. >> i don't really. i think >> preside trump iuing the firsblks his nional emergency.to
have enough votes to over-ride this veto. >> aviation authorities have urceines plane. >> sources tell cbs news, the plane's jack screw was set to "dive." >> glor: and steve hartman on a 95-year-old runner's long-distance journey to honor his past. >> it's part of my soul. glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. we're going to begin tonight in new zealand, the site of multiple crime scenes and international tragedy after a sickening attack. at least 49 people were killed by a white supremacist who targeted muslims in houses of worship. at least 42 others were taken to hospitals. two, including a four-year-old, are in critical condition. the shooting happened during friday prayer when muslims ask for peace and protection. the gunman in custody is 28 years old. he is from australia. he streamed video of the attack live on social media. he also left behind a manifesto.
this broadcast will not share direct quotes from that. we also will not show images from inside either mosque the gunman entered. the posts have been taken down nit it didn't happen right away. we begin our coverage tonight in christchurch. daniel sutton of cbs' network 10 australia is there. >> reporter: about 1:40 p.m., he pulls up to the al noor mosque in christchurch, a quiet, coastal new zealand town where ed w0 muslims live. from his trunk filled with weapons, he arms himself with an automatic rifle plastered with white supremacist graffiti. then he guns his way inside, shooting scores of worshipers during the friday prayers. ( gunfire ) two minutes later, he returns to cks car to rearm and heads back inside to continue his carnage. ( gunfire )
rex minutes after the shooting spree began,ge caontinuing to lst and drives off, talking aloud as ys sprays the streets with gunfire along the way. ( gunfire ) ( sirens ) police sirens can be heard in the distance. authorities say they entered the moscow about 30 minutes after he lired his first bullets. all of it leaving survivors in shock. >> the blood is spitting on me, i mean, splashing on me, and i'm thinking oh, my god. oi, my god. what's going to happen to me now? but fortunately i'm alive. >> reporter: although the recordings end, the shooting continues. minutes latest just down the road from here at a second moscow, a 10-minute drive away. then, just after 4:00 p.m., therapists closed in on a car containing two bombs and a passerby recorded a man's
arrest. he was identified as brennon tarrant, a 28-year-old australiaian living in new zealand, a self-described fascist who had posted online his own manifesto filled with anti-immigrant rants the day before. within minutes, the video of the massacre was reposted across multiple social media platforms, reaching hate groups wordwide before being taken down. and when the shooting had ended, 41 from the al noor mosque and aven from linwood were dead. another victim died at the city's central hospital where some 40 others are being treated. within a span of two hours, a wountry known for its low murder ite had lost more of its own than it had lost in all of last eaar. >> clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence. >> reporter: prime minister jacinda ardern was visibly shaken.
>> we were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we're an enclave for extremism. we were chosen for the very fact orat we are none of these things. >> reporter: the suspected gunman said nothing as he appeared in court here just moments ago. oe prime minister says he used five guns, all of them purchased lth a valid gun license. jeff, she said, "our gun laws will change." >> glor: daniel, thank you. graphic video of the shooting streamed live for 17 minutes. facebook has systems in place to find and remove graphic and extreme content. in this cae accounts were not taken down until police alerted the company. a facebook spokeswoman offered the company's condolences to victims, their families, and the community and said facebook is, "removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we are aware." this country has seen a rise in
violence by white supremacists. that includes the murders of 11t a deadly encounter at a white nationalist rally in charlottesville, virginia, in 2017. ehe murders of nine people at a church in charleston in 2015, and the deaths of six people at n sikh temple in wisconsin in 2012. jeff pegues has more on this as the president weighs in. >> reporter: in new york today, heavily armed police officers stood watch outside a mosque, even though u.s. law enforcement officials are not aware of any imminent threat. what investigators have seen is a steady rise in right-wing extremism. john miller is deputy police commissioner at the new york police department. >> we're seeing an increase in the propaganda. again, when we look at their proppropagda techniques from otr terrorist groups. >> reporter: isis inspired followers online, and now white supremacists are doing the same.
far-right attacks in europe jumped 43% between 2016 and 2017. in the u.s., right-wing extremists were linked to at least 50 murders last year. that's a 35% increase over 2017. >> i would say the majority of it is propagated online. in fact, this morning, after the attacks, i was seeing celebrations of the attacks online, on the anti-muslim hate sites. it's really disgusting. >> reporter: just last month, coast guard lieutenant christopher hasson was arrested after prosecutors said he was stockpiling weapons for an attack to fuel a race war. in october, robert bowers killed 11 in a pittsburgh synagogue. he had posted anti-semitic messages online leading up to the attack. the alleged shooter in news charles charleston church killer dylann roof. he live streamed his attack in an effort to keep the cycle of violence going. >> all of these guys watch-- they watch the reaction. they watch the tactics of those who went before them. and we ought to acknowledge that
there is a rise in sort of nationalism around the world. >> reporter: at the white deuse, president trump ssagreed. le i think it's a small group of eeople that have very, very serious problems. >> reporter: currently, the f.b.i. has about 900 active domestic terrorism cases, and voat includes cases involving white supremacists. jeff. >> glor: jeff, thank you very jech. the president issued his first veto today, rejecting a resolution passed by congress that would have overturned his emergency declaration on the southern border, though his plan to steer funding to build barriers still does face challenges. here's paula reid. lutiongress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and i have gejected the national emergency he declared last month in order to get funds for the long-stalled southern border wall.
>> reporter: the resolution's passage was a rare instance of ngnate republicans breaking in significant numbers with the ioesident on an issue central to his administration. >> for this declaration is a dangerous precedent. ( applause ) >> reporter: they argued weture democratic presidents could misuse their power to declare a national emergency. >> for me, this is a constitutional question. it's a question about the balance of power that is core eo our constitution. ou reporter: congress does not have enough votes to over-ride the veto, though house speaker tency pelosi said today, the house would try later this month. >>is aremendous national emergency. >> reporter: the president said wall construction would go ahead, but legal challenges aould delay it for years. >> we have many miles under construction right now, and we're going to be signing contracts over the next couple of days for literally hundreds of miles of wall. >> reporter: after campaigning on a promise that mexico would pay for the wall, the president will now redirect funds from
u.s. military construction programs to pay for it. jeff. >> glor: paula reid, thank you eiry much. aviation officials from france are trying to retrieve data from the black boxes that were heavily damaged in sunday's ethiopia airlines disaster, this as the crash site is providing new clues. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: sources now tell cbs news investigators at the coash scene in ethiopia secovered the boeing 737 max's jack screw, which helps raise or lower the nose. it was set to "dive." investigators are getting a s earer picture that ethiopian airlines flight 302 was in trouble almost from the beginning of its brief final flight, with the pilots locked in a battle for control of the aircraft as it climbed and dropped by hundreds of feet. this oscillating flight track is similar to the lion air crash in october. s, the similarity is, in both accidents, you do have this pitching up and down of the tose. it's just in the ethiopian case
it occurred right afte ireporter: air traffic controllers were aware of the elane's flight path, and three minutes after takeoff, the pilot made his distress call, according to the airline's c.e.o. >> the pilot reported flight control problems. >> reporter: investigators hope the black boxes tell them whether the plane's sensors malfunctions, similar to lion air. that could explain data showing the plane was flying unusually fast after taking off. in washington, lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the f.a.a.'s approval process of the 737 max and its .elationship with boeing. >> they are there to protect the flying public, and the people on .he ground. they're not there to protect any company or any airline or anybody else, and i'm going to be scrutinizing to make su >>eporter: the f.a.a. stanroceis heavily on boeing. lris van cle c miestogton heavy ra r hormerwewa
dean reynolds is in wisconsin. >> reporter: across the htdwest, thousands sought refuge in shelters. waterlogged highways were closed. and governors declared emergencies as floodwaters rose to dangerous levels. in fond du lac, wisconsin, the water is receding, but rhonda and brad haseleu's house is a soggy meas. >> it was all the way up to the e.p of our basement down there. >> reporter: right, and the alarm we're hearing is your alarm? >> is our fire alarm, our carbon monoxide alarm that is going off in our basement right now that we have no way of getting to because-- or reporter: it's under water. >> everything is still under water. >> reporter: wisconsin hasea h n february, beating the old record by a foot and a half. 50-degree thaw created ice flows that jammed at the bridges, sending water over the banks. sioux falls, south dakota, has a new unwelcome lake, and a bridge
buckled in nebraska. back in fond du lac, the haseleus had no chois but to start pumping. >> the weather has turned colder today, and it will be in the e i tonight, freezing these floodwaters and potentially starting this cycle all over again. jeff. >> glor: all right, dean reynolds, thank you. up next here on the cbs evening news, what is being done to end the longest lasting oil spill in u.s. history. and later, steve hartman with a long-distance runner on a mission. long-distance runner on a mission. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
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>> where it looks smooth, that's all the sheen. >> reporter: from the air, that sheen is visible for miles, even from space. we are about 15 miles from shore on top of where the oil is coming up. and not only can we smell it. you can also see it. in 2004, hurricane ivan destroyed the mc-20 oil platform operated by taylor energy. the company has spent over $400 million working alongside the u.s. coast guard to contain and clean up the spill, which taylor estimates has beenut gally r yer:ut expert, ian macdonald, who has studied the taylor site for the government using underwater technology says he has found the leak is closer how much oil in total could we
possibly be talking about? >> we're talking about coming up on half a million barrels of oil over 14 or 15 years. what is happening now is the coast guard and the government is saying, "wait a minute, we're going to take charge, because we think that you're underestimating the amount of oil." >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, the company said, "taylor energy iseration the alarm about the junk science the congratulations is now using to justify activities that could destabilize the site." the coast guard is now working with a private contractor to cap the well and will demand taylor energy pay the bill. but taylor has pursued legal action to block the containment. until the leak is stopped and the courtroom battle ends, we won't want what kind of impact this oil spill has had on the marshlands and the fish ander coming up tonight, hundreds of
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and i don't use that word lightly. if he pulls this off, this will be truly remarkable. tomorrow, at the age of 95, ernie will return to the georgia beach where his run ended to start a new run back across the country again. his last run took three years. he expects this one to take a bit longer, hoping to reach san diego some time after his 100th birthday. the man is nothing if not an optimist. >> i've got all the runs planned through up to 2025. >> reporter: so you plan toth hagurney it a cof dedica that's a kind of ship, the same kind of ship earnie served on in the war. there's one left, and it's open for tours in evansville, indiana. he's running to raise money and awareness. >> this shouldn't be forgetten.
a ship is like a person. we call it the "gray lady." >> reporter: it sounds like you're in love with this lady. >> oh, yeah, it's part of my soul. >> reporter: honoring his naval past by steaming ahead toward the pacific. and t proof you heed that you can sail into the sunset without ever surrendering. steve hartman, "on the road," in saint simons island, georgia. >> glor: oh, wow. that is the cbs evening news for atis week. i'm jeff glor. we leave you with an introduction to santana martika guzman. congratulations to her proud parents, adriana and javier, one of our senior producers. have a great weekend, good night. yeah, baby, there she is. apaptiy m wh a
after afternoon prayer we're going to close the gates. >> now at 7:00 bay area mosques taking no chances, the extra security following the massacres in new zealand. >> the suspect accused in the killings facing a judge tonight, what we now know from his manifesto. >> cutting class and calling for action, thousands of bay area students voicing their fears over climate change. >> we have a voice. our voice matters. >> some trains that are too loud, the bay area neighbors losing sleep over this new schedule. >> it's been every night at 3 a.m. and so night for the past coupl weeks i want to say now, yeah. >> wake up. the new kpix5