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talie morales: that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. waiting right now for a news conference, and breaking news on a morning rush hour mass shooting i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc attack on the new york city subway at least ten people shot after a gunman set off smoke in the train and started firing. >> this individual is still on the loose. this person is dangerous. >> new info on the investigation, the weapon, and what the shooter left behind the war in ukraine shifts to the east has putin used chemical weapons? he says russia's goals are clear and noble.
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beyond all day and now into the night, and we are hearing that we may get some big news at a news conference that you see here scheduled to begin at any moment it was actually scheduled to begin just about an hour ago, but there was word of a development and the possibility of something major here's what we know. a suspect has been on the run after he opened fire on a subway train during the morning rush hour police say just before 8:30 this morning the train was pulling into a station in brooklyn they say a man put on a gas mask, threw a ceremony bach smoke bomb, and started shooting social media video show the moments right after the train reached the platform and a warning, they're hard to watch people ran out of the train cars, some falling to the ground
as smoke poured out the doors. others ran across the platform and jumped on to a different train. police say the suspect shot at least ten of them, five listed critical at last word but stable cops say they're still trying to identify the suspect and that they don't know why he opened fire they say they're searching for a black man who was wearing a green construction vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt two senior law enforcement officials tell our station nbc 4 new york they believe he left this bag at the scene. in it, more smoke canisters and fireworks. new york city mayor eric adams says surveillance cameras in the station were not working this morning. we don't know why. sources tell our local station cops now have a copy of a cell phone image that they think may be of the suspect, but they're not sharing any photos of him, at least not yet this all happened at the 36th street station in the sunset park neighborhood of brooklyn. that's where cnbc's valerie castro is tonight. she's tracking the manhunt while we wait for the news conference
to begin valerie, to you. >> reporter: shep, the latest development in this tonight is that police believe they may have found a u-haul truck in connection with the suspect. it had arizona license plates. they believe they may have found it five miles from this location in another brooklyn neighborhood they still haven't announced if they found the suspect earlier today law enforcement did recover a gun from inside the subway station this is where that shooting happened they say it was jammed, possibly preventing further tragedy during the morning rush hour what happened on a brooklyn subway train suddenly came into view. >> it was nothing like fire. it was a lot different than what the smell of fire is, and i saw maybe a 16-year-old kid, he was sitting on the steps coming out of the train station, and he had a bullet in his knee. >> reporter: new york city
police say the train was still moving when the gunman wearing a gas masque deployed smoke and opened fire as the train pulled into the next stop passengers ran out running for the exits. others dazed and bleeding. >> i was speechless as i am now. he looked very carry i stood on the train station two more injured victims came out the train station wounded on their knees and thighs. >> reporter: at street level others began to take note of the chaotic situation. >> we saw commotion, we saw cop cars pulling up, we saw an ambulance coming out with a stretcher with a person on it. their leg was injured. after that we saw two ambulance coming out with two people hopping on one leg >> reporter: first responders flooded the area searching for the injured, finding me people who stepped in to help each other and get out to safety.
>> we saw new yorkers in a difficult situation in an emergency helping each other >> reporter: shep, another thing to note is that the city has not fully returned to those pre-covid commuting numbers on the train so even though this did happen during the rush hour this morning, there could have been quite a few more people when this happened. >> valerie, they're walking in for the news conference now. there was some late news traveling around local media here in new york city, but we're about to find out exactly what they've learned in this live news conference. let's listen in. >> good evening. i'm john miller. i'm deputy commissioner for counterterrorism, and we're here to provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the shooting that occurred earlier today in brooklyn. we're going to hear from police commissioner of the city of new york, keshawn sule, ken cory, chief of detectives james esseg will update us on the investigation. we also have assistant director in charge of the fbi, in charge of the new york office, mike driscoll and the jttf efforts with the nypd that are ongoing,
as well as the special agent i charge of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms, john devito we'll begin with word from the mayor of the city of new york, eric adams >> we can't hear him he's talking he's talking, but we can't talk him. >> mayor adams is at home because he's recovering from covid. he has a diagnosis of covid, so as a result, he's not been able to go to the crime scene they were trying to get a link so mayor adams could speak from wherever it is he's quarantining as a result of covid they're clearly having some technical problems we're staying with this because we have reason to believe there may be some significant news in this investigation coming out of this news conference live here tonight.
while we wait for them to begin, i will tell you the response today after this subway attack was enormous imagine smoke pouring out of a subway station, which it was people running for their lives and a wonder had there been some sort of terror attack. early on in the discussion of this, authorities said this is not being investigated as terror throughout the day they have been given indications that they had some leads, that the cameras on scene were not working, but they clearly had so many videos from in and around that subway station that they believe they might have more. let's listen >> helping us get this information out to the public, it's so important. we are truly fortunate that this was not significantly worse than it is. as we reported this afternoon, a man who was traveling on a
manhattan bound n train opened two canisters that dispensed smoke throughout the subway car. he then shot multiple passengers as the train pulled into the 36th street station in sunset park ten people were injured by gunfire and an additional 13 were either injured as they rushed to get out of the train station or they suffered smoke inhalation some good news is that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening as detectives process the crime scene, they recovered a .9 millimeter semi-automatic handgun, extended magazines, and a hatchet. also found is a liquid believed to be gasoline, consumer fireworks, and a hobby fuse. about an hour ago police found a u-haul van that we believe is connected to the suspect at this time we do not know the suspect's motivation clearly this individual boarded the train and was intent on
violence we are conducting a highly coordinated investigation that includes nypd detectives, the fbi/nypd joint terrorism task force, and the atf who have been instrumental in tracing the firearm and the ballistics the suspect is a dark-skinne male wearing a neon orange vest and a gray colored sweatshirt. we have a person of interest in this investigation we're asking anyone with information to call crime stoppers, 800-577-tips we know this incident is of grave concern to new yorkers we cannot lose sight of victims in this city we will use every resource we have to bring those to justice who continue to prey on the citizens of new york i'll ask chief james essic to
come in and give details of the investigation. >> good evening, everybody today at 8:24 a.m. aboard a manhattan bound n train ten people were shot, seven males, three females, and they were removed to area hospitals. an additional 13 people suffered injuries related to smoke inhalation, falling down, or a panic attack the information i'm about to give you is preliminary and it's subject to change right now. as that n train was between stations 59th street and the 36th street stations, seated in the second car in the rear corner was a dark-skinned male various descriptions of his height are given he is heavyset, wearing an
orange/green nylon-typ construction vest. he also had on a gray hoodie, a surgical mask and a neon green construction helmet. as the train approached the 36th street station, witnesses state the male opened up two smoke grenades, tossed them on the subway floor, brandishes a glock .9 millimeter handgun. he then fired that weapon at least 33 times, striking ten people the male then fled the scene, and detectives are trying to determine his whereabouts. at that scene recovered a .9 glock, three extended glock magazines, one in the weapon, one under the seat, and one in the backpack we had 33 discharged shell casings, 15 bullets, five bullet
fragments, two detonated smoke grenades, two nondetonated smoke grenades, a hatchet, a black garbage can, a black-type styling rolling cart, the gasoline, and a u-haul key the u-haul key at the scene led us to the recovery of a u-haul van a short while ago in brooklyn the male who we believe is the renter of this u-haul in philadelphia is a frank r. james, male, 62 years old, with addresses in wisconsin and philadelphia we are endeavoring to locate him to determine his connection to the subway shooting, if any. the two crime scenes, the subway and the van, are very active and are still being processed. we are asking for anyone's help with information cell phone video, witness information or any -- if they can identify the perpetrator or
the renter of this vehicle to call crime stoppers at 1-800-577-tips there is a $50,000 reward out right now. $25,000 from the new york city police foundation, $12,500 from the mta, and $12,500 from the twa local 100. i just want to assure everyone that we in the nypd have all our resources working this along with our partners in the fbi and the atf to find this perpetrator. with that, i'd like to turn it over to mike driscoll. >> i'm going to bring back the mayor. >> okay. >> mr. mayor, we're ready for you. >> thank you, commissioner and chief.
as we indicated, today was a difficult day for new york days like these are playing out too often in cities across america. as mentioned this morning, we witnessed an act of evil and violence in the heart of brooklyn when a shooter attacked a subway car full of innocent people at the 36th street station. we saw a quiet scene turn into a smoke bomb that detonated and multiple shots rang out. we witnessed 20 individuals have been taken so far. thanks to the quick thinking of the mta crew, cooperation of passengers lives were saved. thanks to our first responders, the injured were quickly taken to area hospitals and all of them expected to recover i've been realistic and outspoken about my commitment to protecting public safety
i stand by that and will continue do everything in my power to dam the rigors that feed the sea of violence this is not only a new york city problem. these shooters are an american problem. it is going to take all levels of government to solve it. it is going to take the entire nation to speak out and push back against the cult of death that has taken hold in this nation, the cult that allows innocence to be sacrificed on a daily basis, a country where buying weapons of mass destruction is as easy as picking up a piece of plywood or gun and shovel, a country where there are more guns than people. there are over 400 million guns in this country alone. the u.s. gun homicide rate is 26 times that of other high income countries. we are over 100 people dying in gun violence every day
guns are the leading cause of death for american children and teens, like the 16-year-old baby, lycia morris, in the bronx. from schools in columbine, sandy hook in virginia, to music festivals in las vegas to nightclubs in orlando to movie theaters and yoga classes across the nation, these killers have used weapons of mass destruction to massacre innocent people. they control no armies or military forces, yet these individual killers terrorize our nation i have often said that this city is not going to adapt to dysfunction. ending gun violence means changing gun laws. we cannot clean up a flood when the water is still pouring into the basement we can never stop the killing if we cannot stop the guns. to be clear, we will not surrender our city to the violent feud
we will not surrender all of america to this cult of dealt. the sea of violence comes from many rivers. we must dam every river. that is the work of my life, this administration, and this police department. we are not stopping until the peace we deserve becomes the reality we experience. you have my word as a former police officer, as a fellow new yorker and as a mayor that we will end this epidemic and we will capture the individual. responsible for today's attack we will capture him and prosecute him to the full extent of the law thank you nypd, fdny, first responders, collaboration from the federal government, state, city, agencies. >> thank you, mr. mayor. i'd like to turn it over to assistant special agent in charge of the fbi, michael driscoll. >> thank you, commissioner
i want to start by expressing our hopes and prayers that the victims of this event will enjoy a quick recovery they are our primary focus right now. i also want to echo the thanks for the partnership to the nypd, the atf, and all of the partners contributing to this investigation. right now the joint terrorism task force is fully on board providing man power, technical assistance, and basically everything we can throw at it. we expect the process to be a long one as we gather all evidence to track down all possible leads please reach out to the nypd tip line at 1-800-577-tips i would also add, everyone has a cell phone in their pocket there's a lot of video out there. if you have digital information you'd like to share with us in connection with this investigation, please visit
fbi.gov/brooklynshooting where you can upload that information. we are seeking the public's help you heard mention before a name of possible interest videos would be particularly helpful or any other additional witnesses that can come forward to provide never thags might help this investigation. thank you foryour participatio and i thank everyone in their partnership throughout the course of the investigation. thank you. >> thank you >> take a couple of questions. >> [ inaudible ] >> we are not sure where he went at this point. that is subject to investigation. we have a number of resources combing on foot and doing video canvasses as well to determine where he went. >> you posted videos online talking about victims of the mayor's mental health program. can you talk to us about this?
>>based on preliminary investigations, there are postings connected to our person of interest. he mentioned homelessness, mayor adams, and as a result of that, we are going to tighten the mayor's security detail in an abundance of caution >> you have a person of interest >> we have no one in custody at this time, no. we are looking for frank james we know he rented this u-haul van. the key of the u-haul van was found at the crime scene in su subway. >> does mr. james have a social media post >> we're poring through that, yes.
[ inaudible >> we are looking to determine if he has any connection to the train. we know mr. james rented that u-haul truck in philadelphia [ inaudible >> so we're not calling them threats. he made some concerning posts or someone made some concerning posts. we cannot attribute that to that individual in an abundance of caution we're going to tighten the mayor's security detail, that's all. [ inaudible >> that is subject to investigation. we don't have that information yet. >> does he have a criminal record >> does he have a criminal record >> mr. james is just a person of interest we know right now who rented that u-haul van in philadelphia the keys to that u-haul van were found in the subway in our shoot orrer's possessions. we don't know right now if mr. james has any connection to the subway that's still under
investigation. >> do you have any dna from the crime scene? >> the van is being processed. the crime scene is being processed. it's too early to tell right now. >> can you explain where this u-haul was located was it nearby? also, i think you said you're investigating these videos, but can you confirm it was him in the video or people that he knows? we're trying to make a connection >> the video -- the youtube videos or the -- there's a man who posts in there, frank james. we're still working to see if that's our person who rented the video. >> and where was he? >> kings highway in brooklyn. >> where >> 30 west fourth kings highway. >> is there anything more you can tell us about the content of the posts? i know you said it wasn't a direct threaten the mayor, but
it was what he said about the mayor that caused you to look into further detail. >> there were general topics of dern, and i don't want to go into too many details about the mayor's detail we're doing it just to be on the safe side. [ inaudible >> complaints about homelessness, complaints about new york, nothing in general i'm sorry, general comments that caused us concern that are subject to investigation at this point. >> why no working surveillance cameras? why no working police radios in the station? how much did those factors hamper this investigation? >> we know there were three stations that the video wasn't working. we're still investigating that to see why or how those -- whether there was a mechanical problem, electrical issue, why those videos weren't lit up. >> the headline is there is a person of interest in the subway shooting this morning in the new york city borough of brooklyn. his name is frank r. james, 62
years old on your screen now with addresses in philadelphia and in wisconsin they say he rented that u-haul van, which you saw the key to which was found in the subway station, and he is now being sought as a person of interest they found the van but not the man. ten people shot. many others injured and in and around that subway station and in the subway car they found the handgun, magazines, a hatchet, fireworks, a fuse, and gasolin canisters. our valerie castro is live on scene in brooklyn tonight. valerie, it sounds as if this man complaining on videos about homelessness, other matters about the city, the new mayor, eric adams, had different plans in mind. >> reporter: it's good we are talking about that
that person is now a person of interest that they are looking for. unclear if he is the gunman in this case, but they certainly do want to find him another thing i found interesting in the press conference is the police say the weapon was fire third degree 3 different times. ten people were shot frankly, it is shocking no one was killed we know there are people that didn't mention it. >> earlier today the police said that they believed the gun in question had jammed and then they went on to say there were other magazines and other ammunition it wasn't discussed tonight, but it sounds as if from all the police have said and all the evidence gathered, this man had intentions for more than those 33 shots fired
>> reporter: shep, earlier we were hearing there were devices that were undetonated. it could have been the smoke devices, smoke canisters, and early on it's unclear the magnitude this could have taken, how many people could have been injured, what the intentions were still certainly a lot of information left to find out, including the motive in this case. >> valerie, thanks, of course. our teams through nbc and cnbc otherwise waiting for developments on the search for the suspect. our producers are monitoring we'll take you back there for those. first though, new tonight on cnbc and for the first time, president biden is now flat out accusing vladimir putin of committing genocide in ukraine >> i called it genocide because it's become clearer and clearer that putin is just trying to wipe out the idea of even being able to be ukrainian
the evidence is mounting it's different than it was last week more evidence is coming out of it literally there are horrible things that the russians have done in ukraine. we're only going to learn more and more about the devastation we'll let the lawyers decide internationally whether or not it qualifies but it sure seems that way to me. >> meanwhile, a defiant vladimir putin is vowing to continue his bloody and cruel invasion until russia, as he puts it, finishes the job. today he says peace talks have hit a dead end >> translator: the operation will continue until its completion and the fullness of the tact we take measures to ensure russia's own security. it's obvious we had no other choice it's the right decision. we have no doubt our goals will be achieved. >> vladimir putin insisting his invasion is going as planned the ukrainians have humiliated the mighty russian war machine and forced it to retreat from
kyiv and northern ukraine, but now there are growing fears as vladimir putin's troops become even more brutal as he regroups his troops for an all-out assault in eastern ukraine this video appears to show a massive russian convoy heading towards the donbas region. pentagon officials say they're continuing to monitor unconfirmed reports in the merciless siege of southeastern ukraine. >> we're trying to do the best we can to figure out what, if anything, happened, but we're not in a position to prove it right now. the russians have proven more than willing to use that and this is a military with a history here. >> the pentagon reports the ukrainian soldiers are refusing to give up the city of mariupol. they're still fighting in the ruins of that city
ukrainian troops released this video saying it shows them destroying russian tanks and armored vehicles in the streets of mariupol. we begin with our reporter reporting in the western city of lviv ali. >> reporter: good evening, shep. they're saying they've shared intelligence they warned the tear gas that they're using may contain chemical agents that are much more potent in subduing troops, civilians, and protesters. of course, the ukrainians have already said that tear gas and of course, shep, going into this war the ukrainians didn't have the sort gear to protect them against biological or chemical weapons the u.s. is saying they have provided ukrainians with that
type of gear to protect them against that kind of attack. although ukrainians are grateful, they are seeing it as an ominous sign of a war. russia is denying or thinking about using chemical weapons they say this is all part of the propaganda against russia but, of course, we know russia has a record of using nonconventional warfare to gain battlefield momentum the reality is the dirtier putin fights, the more civilians he targets, the more cities he levels, the tighter the noose of sanctions will become around moscow putin said russia is too big, too powerful, no matter what russia seems to do, they can't seem to crush the ukrainian fighting spirit. in another sign of defiance from this country, ukrainians have
issued a stamp of a ukrainian soldier telling a russian ship to go eff itself bottom of the hour and top of the news. sticker shock in america today we got the first inflation snapshot following the invasion of ukraine the labor department reports consumer prices jumped by 8.5% in march compared to a year earlier. that's the third straight monthly increase and the biggest jump in america in more than three decades. you see it almost everywhere food prices up about 9% over the past year. airline fares about 24%. energy, 34%. today president biden unveiled a plan to lower the price by letting us deal with that. they say the move could shave the price per cent off of the gallon it might offer some modicum of relief about 84% of americans say they plan to cut back on spending because of all the higher prices.
cnbc's senior economics reporter steve liesman. what do trends look like should we expect next month's data to be worse o is there relief ahead >> reporter: shep, this report was ugly showing higher inflation than we've seen in 40 years. we don't know if it's captured them when russia invaded ukraine, it set off price hikes. and those price hikes, companies and producers, first they may still be trickling down to the consumer there's also lockdowns in china. it's threatening more supply chain disruptions, maybe higher
prices one bit of good news core goods prices unexpectedly fell 0.4%. used car prices are up 35% year over year. t t that jalopy, shep, still steep >> fed officials scheduled to meet next month as you know, steve. will they take more aggressive steps to beat back inflation in light of this? >> yeah, shep. they're going to take the most aggressive steps they've ever taken trying to slow the economy. for xample, the fed normally raised the rates very slowly, like 1/4 of a percentage point at every meeting every time. it's expected they'll hike by 1/2 a percent, something they haven't done in 20 years there may be one increase of thatsize over the next several
meetings the fed drew it down to zero when the pandemic hit. it raises by 1/4 it's going to go all the way to 2.5% by the end of the year. that's maserati-type speed >> steve liesman live for us tonight on the economy thank you. oklahoma is cracking down on abortions with a very strict new law. the republican governor kevin stitt has signed a near total ban while sitting behind a sign that reads "life is a human right. the only exception in this new law comes when an abortion will save a woman's life. the law makes it a felony for anybody in the state to perform an abortion. the punishment, up to ten years in prison and a $100,000 fine. today the governor said he plans to sign every anti-abortion bill that comes to his desk. >> we want oklahoma to be the most pro life state in the
country. we want to outlaw abortion in the state of oklahoma. it's attacking women's rights. c cnbc's perry ross ross um tracking the impact. >> reporter: it's a collision of abortion rights in oklahoma. >> we are no longer going to allow it and make nearly all borings illegal. >> this will be influenced by the u.s. supreme court >> in june the supreme court is expected to look at ruling on dobbs. they're looking at possibly eroding the legality of abortion just this month maryland state lawmakers expanded access to abortion in kentucky they vetoed a bill that would ban aboriton after 15 weeks. it's caused states to take new
action just this month maryland state lawmakers accessed a law in michigan governor gretchen whitmer filed a lawsuit to protect abortion. >> the assault on women's privacy rights and bodily autonomy is no longer a theoretical risk it's a clear and present danger. >> it is a clear and present danger. >> the debate has private companies fighting back. in response to the texas number, they offered to cover travel costs for employees who need abortions and they'll relocate workers and pay legal fees oklahoma governor kevin stitt says this is a state issue they addressed this issue and gave it back to the states where it belongs >> today yelp is added to the list they're covering the travel expense for any worker who has to leave the state to get one. shep. >> thanks very much.
it's ordering all nonemergency workers and their families to leave the city the state department warns china's zero covid policy is causing people not to get food and medicine causing people not to ge the move comes as shanghai is starting to ease its strict covid lockdown, even though the city reported 26,000 new cases on sunday. data shows that's a record high. shanghai is home to 26 million people many of them have been ordered to stay home over the past two weeks. other areas in china struggling to get covid under control, co guangzhou is a major city outside hong kong. they're closing schools and banning most travel to the city. now we're hearing some horror stories of people's experiences in lockdown. in beijing here's cnbc's eunice yoon >> reporter: this isn't the image the chinese government
wanted associated with its covid lockdown a video of shanghai residents screaming from their balconies after a week trapped in their apartments under the city's strict lockdown. anyone who tries to get out to the street faces this, barriers or officials the only reason deemed acceptable by the authorities to pass, to take part in one of multiple rounds of testing for the city's 26 million population mandated when the lockdown officially began march 28th.h. some residences, though, have been shut off for weeks longer, sparking protests, cries for freedom, and conflict with those in charge. food and medicine in the city are in short supply, forcing residents like this mother to beg for medicine for her baby.
those who test positive are pleading for better treatment too. this video shows conditions at a government quarantine center converted from a venue that normally showcases shanghai's role as a global trade hub today, thousands of isolation beds let me go home this woman cries. i'm begging you. shanghai state tv had planned to present an all-star live streaming gala today to celebrate the progress made containing the outbreak. criticism has been so fierce that the organizers canceled the event. shep. >> eunice yoon, thank you very much. accusations flying today in a lawsuit filed by actor johnny depp the target, his ex-wife amber heard. a jury heard stunning new claims during opening statements at trial. johnny depp is suing her for defamation around it's all related to an opinion piece that
she published in a "washington post" newspaper back in 2018 in it amber heard detailed her experiences with sexual and physical abuse she nerve named johnny depp, but his lawyers argue the way it was written is evidence enough that she obviously was referring to johnny depp. today the lawyers accused amber heard about lying about the alleged assault for her own personal gain. >> ms. heard tried to avoid public humiliation and present herself as a noble survivor and representative of the me, too movement >> but that's not how amber heard's lawyers see it they say this is about the first amendment. >> that for years all mr. depp has wanted to do is humiliate amber, to haunt her, to wreck her career. >> johnny depp is suing for $50 amber, to haunt her, to wreck
her career. >> johnny depp is suing for $50 million in damage. amber heard countersuing for $100 million the trial in fairfax county, virginia, because that's where "the washington post" is printed. attorney jesse webber is with us now. he's host of the law and crime network. jesse, what did you take away from opening arguments today >> as disturbing as it was to hear the allegations, it was also bizarre i think it's bizarre johnny depp brought this trial i think we saw a number of weaknesses starting today. number one, we know notoriously defamation cases are hard to prove, especially when you have famous individuals like amber heard. number two, under virginia law she has a very strong first amendment right to basically print what she did and the biggest problem is the actual statements themselves three main statements in the washington post op ed which we learned today, one be of those statements she didn't even write. she didn't even know about so you put that to the side, the two other statements are so vague they don't even mention
johnny depp and it's so broad to consider what domestic abuse is. so if she can show any instance of him sexually abusing her, psychologically abusing her, verbally abusing her, he's going to lose. i have to tell you, i find it bizarre because he's the one who brought this case. if he's trying to restore his image, for the next six weeks we are going to learn about all of these disturbing allegations that he's saying he did. at the end of the case even if he were to win, what is the public eye going to think about? what is everybody in the american public going to think about johnny depp? we didn't know any of these existed until this case. >> for purposes of this trial, how do you think the jury will react? some of the allegations are so graphic and so extraordinary that i can't even mention them in detail here >> it's disturbing, and there's a strong chance that they rear so unbelievable, so outrageous,
that they must have happened this way what you said, he's -- she's -- he's suing her, she's countersuing him there's a strong possibility that at the end of this the jury might say, i'm not sure what to believe. all that we know is that this was a terrible, tumultuous relationship and they might not vote either in favor of either of them. i think at the end of the day we're going to be left with a situation that everyone loses. that's my personal take from this. >> depp's sister testifying about abuse they both allegedly suffered at the hands of their mother how is that relevant >> it's a microcosm about what this is about. amber was very insulting, called him old and fat. then you reverse it and under cross-examination by heard's lawyers, she said johnny depp and her brother had a drug problem, had cocaine problems.y so you're seeing a witness who's giving testimony that supports
both sides, and at the end of the day, it's making both johnny depp and amber heard looking terrible in front of the jury. >> thanks so much for the input. appreciate your time tonight very much. our coverage of the war in europe continues we've reported on the almost impossible process of prosecuting war crimes now ukraine is getting a hand from a man who's actually done it tonight, the former prosecutor who helped put away the butcher of serbia live with us fresh off his trip from the border of ukraine.
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>> he came back and raped her. the ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy said hundreds of cases of rape have been recorded across this country. moscow denies all the claims international war crimes let's turn to a groom now. let's turn to a former international war crimes prosecutor successfully prosecuted the butcher of bosnia for genocidehi groom just got back from the ukrainian border where he's training the ukrainians on how to prosecute war crimes. he's now a professor at penn state. do officials have a sense of how widespread the sex crimes are and what support they'll need to investigate them >> no, shepherd they don't have an idea yet. as each day goes on, seems like we're getting more and more cases.
some of the cases are particularly troubling because they seem to be mass rapes the bbc reported that a group of 25 women and girls between the ages of 14 and 24 were systematically -- >> how many? >> 25. >> systematically raped? >> systematically raped in bucha. one of the things that's most troubling for me is we wonder whether genocide is occurring, but one of the women reports that the soldiers repeatedly tha said to them that we are raping you so that you will not bear ukrainian children that's something a genosider says. >> president biden said it is indeed genocide. that aside, what was your assessment of how these investigations are being conducted? do they even have the capability right now? >> i was -- i must say that i was incredibly impressed given the circumstances they're under, i met with six senior prosecutors who came to the border
we talked about their cases. i've done this for 12 years. i was extremely impressed.treme i commend the prosecutor general for her leadership on this they are doing a remarkable job while their families are fleeing, while bombs are literally falling around their heads. >> what lessons did you bring away from the em blottic prosecution? is there a particular piece of evidence that's particular for ones in this case to obtain? >> i think the most important thing are the witness statements and the problem or the challenge that they'll have is that so many people are fleeing, they're scattering around the world. to properly interview them and bring them to court to testify so it's to find those people and to properly interview them and bring them to court to testify that will be what i think is the most significant challenge. >> so many calls for vladimir putin to be brought before a tribune. do you see that as a possibility?
>> we never thought we would get others but we did. >> we never thought we i would hope people work with the intention that they'll eventually will bring vladimir putin to justice he should bet campaign of its se social media was a thing you wonder >> you wonder to what degree social media -- this is the first campaign of its sort since social media was a thing you wonder if that might be a help. >> i think it will be an extraordinary help we'll be looking at a new chapter of criminal law. there's universal jurisdiction it empowers prosecutors around the world to bring these cases, but there have been practical difficulties before now in accessing evidence we see satellite images, social media, phone videos that are available at the click of a house. i think we could see a whole new era in international justice. >> dermot groome, thank you for your time. russia is planning a throw back space mission and why those plans could be derailed because of international sanctions baby formula in short supply
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baby formula in short supply and that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. turns out formula's now increasingly out of stock around the country with supply chain issues and a huge recall limiting the amount available. supplies so low that some retailers are cutting back on the number that customers can purchase nearly 3/4 of infants get at foa least some formula in the first six months. thousands of sellers on etsy are on strike protesting a 30% hike in fees that etsy charges vendors. the strike organizer says more than 22,000 sellers joined the protest and are not selling their goods. etsy hosts more than 5 million businesses. space tourism getting a new look the florida based space perspective is unveiling the pressurized capsule. it will rise 20 miles above earth attached to a balloon.
they're offering a six-hour ride to the edge of space, reclining seats, mood lighting with fresh herbs and cocktails. it sold 600 tickets at $125,000 apiece liftoff set for 2024 on wall street, the dow down 88 s&p down 15. nasdaq down 40 well, the russian president vladimir putin wants to send russians back to the moon, at least that's what putin said during a meeting with the leader of belarus today he says he hopes to restart russia's moon exploration program later this year with the launch of luna 25 moon probe the announcement came on the 61st anniversary of russia sending the first person to space. the war with ukraine could hurt putin's plans. the european space agency suspended work with russia on a mission to mars last month
that's now been under way for a decade last week the head of russia's space agency said they will end cooperation over the iss until sanctions are lifted. 40 seconds left on a race to the finish new york cops have identified a person of interest in today's subway shooting that wounded 23 people a massive manhunt still under way. and for the first time, president biden is now flat out accusing vladimir putin of committing genocide in ukraine meantime, putin is vowing to continue his bloody invasion until his troops fully complete their objectives and now you know the news of this tuesday, april 12th, 2022 i'm shepard smith. thanks for checking in tonight and we hope you'll be back tomorrow night and each week night for the news on cnbce youk k
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