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could anyone have seen into thosemean girlminds before two families paid the price? that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. for you er "mad money. i'm jim cramer. with shepard smh starts now >> mystery and fear in alabama with an inmate on the run. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> manhunt for an accused killer who escaped from jail and the guard charged with helping him do it. >> this is why it's an extremely dangerous person >> the surveillance video and the theories, plus the sheriff joins us on the case >> russians continue to pound mariupol from the air. >> evacuation now under way. smoke rises over the now bombed out mariupol steel plant where women and children have been holed up for weeks their stories and the treacherous road ahead
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tightening covid restrictions in the chinese capital. a covid victim in a body bag, a senior citizen who isn't dead at all. eunice yoon live in beijing. >> primary day coming in ohio. the former never trumper and hillbilly elegy author whom former president trump is endorsing. >> i'm not going to pretend i was a trump guy back then. >> can jd vance win the republican race? >> a former cop charged with murder after he shot a 12-year-old in the back. >> another conviction in a trial of a capitol insurrectionist and making companies commute worthy, to lure workers back to the office >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. she was a model prison employee. he, an alleged killer behind bars in the jail where she worked now cops say he escaped with her help on what was supposed to be
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her very last day of a 17-year career in corrections. a massive manhunt under way in alabama tonight. the sheriff of lauderdale county on the borders of tennessee and mississippi is warning this man is extremely dangerous his name, casey white. and this is vicki white, no relation, just the same last name she's the assistant director of corrections in lauderdale county the sheriff says she drove the accused murderer away from the detention center there on friday and they never returned. today, the sheriff announced a warrant for her arrest after permitted facilitating an escape >> we know she participated. you know, now, whether she did that willingly, or if she was coerced, threatened somehow to participate in this escape, not really sure. >> the sheriff also said vicki white handed in her retirement
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papers just four days ago. so the day before the pair went missing. these photos from a surveillance camera inside the jail on tuesday. they're the most recent photos we have of casey white the sheriff says he stands out at 6'9" tall he's said to have no idea where the two suspects are right now he warned officers across the country, do not take any risks if they see this man because he has nothing to lose as a dangerous convict. in a moment, the lauderdale county sheriff joins us with the latest on the manhunt. first, cnbc's valerie castro is here the sheriff outlined the details of this escape >> yeah, and shep, the sheriff says it was six hours before anyone realized the corrections officer and inmate were unaccounted for. that's when jail officials began frantically calling hercell phone, but it went straight to voice mail >> this is not the vicki white we know. by any stretch of the imagination. she has been an exemplary employee >> alabama corrections officer
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vicki white, well loved by her coworkers at the lauderdale county jail, but could there have been love between white and an inmate? it's unclear, but that question is now part of the investigation. >> reviewing video from the jail to see if she spent any kind of extraordinary amount of time at his particular cell. >> law enforcement officials say vicki white informed jail staff that she needed to transport inmate white to a mental health evaluation at the courthouse just minutes after two vans with deputies and inmates had already left sheriff singleton said protocol dictates two deputies are required to escort any inmate. >> she informed the booking officer she was the only available person certified to carry arms to transport, so she was going to bring him to the courthouse, drop him off to the other deputies and then go to a medical appointment. >> but white didn't stop at either location. instead, the sheriff says her empty patrol car was found in a nearby shopping center casey white attempted escape
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once before in 2020 but failed when jail officials were tipped off to his plans >> we shook him down and we did find a shank in his possession a prison knife and we retrieved that. we immediately had him shipped back to the department of corrections. >> he returned earlier this year to face murder charges after an alleged confession claiming he stabbed connie ridgeway in 2015. ridgeway's family now anxious to see white back behind bars >> turn yourself in before this gets any worse no one else needs to get hurt. you need to turn yourself in as soon as possible >> the sheriff says vicki white recently sold her home and may have had access to a large sum of cash as a result. and speaking of cash, there is a $10,000 reward from the u.s. marshal service for information in this case and shep, they say those tips are pouring in. >> valerie castro, thanks very much >> the lauderdale county sheriff, rick singleton, good enough to join us now. sheriff, thank you what's the latest on your
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attempt to find this pair? and do you have any idea where they might have been headed? whether they're still in alabama? >> we don't think they're in alabama. of course, they could be we really have no idea where they might have headed you know, we have been searching desperately to get an identification of a vehicle that they may have transferred into when they abandoned the patrol car. we have not yet been able to identify that vehicle for sure we do have some leads that we're following up on. so you know, it's really just, you know, following up on the tips and information we're getting. >> sheriff, i found it interesting you're not ruling out she could have been coerced or threatened in this. why not? what makes you think it's possible he could have forced her to help with this escape i mean, he's an the mate, after all, and she's retiring? >> yeah, i think the reason we have some belief that that could be the case is because of her record i mean, she's an exemplary
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employee she's been with the department 17 years, not a single blemish on her record in that time she's respected, admired, and looked up to by all of her coworkers and subordinates she's been voted outstanding supervisor, employee of the year four out of the last seven years. that's an honor bestowed by her peers. the whole department and especially those in the detention center are just in shock that of all people, vicki white would possibly do something like this. so i think that's the main thing that we're holding on to that perhaps by some means she was forced to do this. >> no indication from anyone saying i think they were kind of sweet on each other? >> well, you know, in a jail setting, when something like this happens, then everybody in the jail has some information. and have we heard that yes, we have heard it. we have -- have we confirmed it for an absolute certainty? no, we're still looking into it.
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>> sheriff, you said this escapee has nothing to lose. suspected of murder, you have sent out a warning of sorts. what is your message for members of the public? >> do not approach this guy. you know, keep your eyes and ears open. help us try to locate him. we need to get him off the street if you do think him or think you see him, report it to 911, but by all means, do not approach him. he's 6'9 irn, weighs about 260 or 270 pounds. he's been convicted before of attempting murder. he's wanted in our courts for capital murder, which is a death penalty offense. he has absolutely nothing to lose so he's dangerous, extremely dangerous, and by all means, the public should not approach him call 911, get your local law enforcement. >> sheriff rick singleton, thanks very much they spent two months living underground in darkness as russia relentlessly bombed the steel plant where they were
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hiding in mariupol now, some of those civilians have finally evacuated but up to 200 innocent people including mostly children and the elderly, are still trapped inside with ukrainian soldiers that's according to a ukrainian commander inside the plant new video from today shows this thick black smoke billowing from the steel plant, as russia resumed bombing it the commander says some civilians are stuck in collapsed bunkers and that they can't get them out >> translator: people are under the rubble we hear them talking, but we can't lift those slabs in addition, we were planning to tear up the bunkers. the entrance to which is blocked, but all night into monday, naval artillery and barrel artillery were firing aviation has been working all day today, dropping bombs. >> the ukrainian president, volodymyr zelenskyy, says an evacuation operation led by the united nations has rescued roughly 100 civilians from the plant so far
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meantime, russia's all-out assault in eastern ukraine appears to be faltering. today, a senior pentagon official said the russians are making minimal progress at best. the official described the offensive as plodding, very cautious, and very timid the pentagon confirms russia's top general visited the front line in eastern ukraine but could not confirm reports that he was wounded and ukraine's military claims it destroyed more russian vessels see here the ukrainians say this is video of drones blowing up two russian patrol boats in the black sea. these were raptor patrol boats the russian military typically uses them for reconnaissance and landing operations nbc's cal perry reporting live from kyiv for us tonight cal. >> shep, well, the shelling continues in mariupol and that slow methodical and bloody campaign continues in the east new focus now from top u.s. diplomats on the strategy russia is going to employ in the east they say they will be dissolving
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the governments there potential as early as this month and putting their own basically puppet governments into play take a listen to what ambassador carpenter had to say earlier today. >> we believe that russia will try to annex the donetsk people's republic and luhansk people's republic. reports state russia has planned to engineer referenda on joining russia some time in mid-may. >> shep, reaction today to some comments made by the russian foreign minister he said hitler had, quote, jewish roots that was striking anger from across the world the israelis responding on social media, the israeli prime minister calling it outrageous and the ukrainian president who is jewish himself raising questions tonight on telegram whether or not the israelis would recall their ambassador in moscow shep >> cal, president zelenskyy indicating that the eu is close to a deal that would ban russian oil. what do we know? >> yeah, this could be huge. it would include germany and
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hungary. obviously, as part of that european union a ban, a full embargo, we understand, on russian oil it would not cover natural gas, but nonetheless, it would cost the russians billions of dollars. as we heard from the u.s. secretary of state and secretary of defense, one of the goals not only in this and other sanctions is to limit russia's ability to replenish its military supplies. this would certainly do that >> cal perry live tonight in lviv >> well, actually, kyiv. he's in kyiv, the capital. for the first time, ukraine sent word that it's identified a suspect in the brutal massacre of civilians in the small village of bucha a ukrainian prosecutor says this is a commander of russian national guard unit who killed four unarmed men and tortured another civilian a warning now, the photos we're about to show are quite graphic. ukrainian investigators say he is the one responsible for executing the men seen in these photos that shocked the world. one of the victims clearly has his hands tied behind his back
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investigators say he also brought a pro-ukrainian civilian down to a basement, then beat him up and forced him to smell a ko corpse he then allegedly pretended he was going to kill the man and then fired a gun next to his ear in a mock execution. the commander's whereabouts unknown. >> containing the spread or trying to. we're live in beijing where covid restrictions are getting so much tighter. >> plus, the shocking discovery inside a body bag. >> cracking down on crime, the new strategy beginning tonight in america's biggest city. >> and the netflix meghan markle relationship hits a snag the decision by the company that has meghan markle facing a setback.
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covid outbreaks in china and the strict lockdowns there causing new problems for global supply chains.
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a survey shows last month, factory activity in china shrank by the fastest pace in more than two years. data also shows new export orders dipped to their lowest levels since june of 2020. several u.s. businesses report china's covid restrictions are hurting their sales. they include caterpillar, general electric, and 3 m. china's zero covid policy has sparked frustration and anger across the country, but a shocking video of a near deadly mistake by health care workers is causing new outrage in beijing, here's cnbc's eunice yoon >> this is the video that sparked horror it shows health workers in shanghai outside a nursing home, pulling a body out of a hearse the elderly man thought to be dead had been sent to the morgue, but was returned to the nursing facility he's alive, the morgue worker explains the video shocked the nation as a sign of how overwhelmed the
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medical care system has become amid china's widening covid crisis beijing is the latest city to come under tighter pandemic controls on what should be a festive may holiday, the capital is almost a ghost town, as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak. restaurants are closed to inhouse dining parks and tourist attractions like universal beijing resort are shut or at half capacity shopping malls and other indoor venues require 48-hour negative covid tests just to get in beijing is constructing makeshift quarantine centers in the suburbs and planning three more rounds of large scale testing. covid testing is becoming what the authorities call normalized, with regulations that will force residents to get regular covid tests. for instance, one every seven days to ride the subway. with president xi jinping and the communist party's top
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leadership only days ago emphasizing the importance of the zero covid strategy, there's no end in sight for china's lockdowns. as for the elderly man who was mistaken for dead, local officials say his condition is now stable they say they have investigated the matter and that those responsible have been dismissed. shep >> eunice yoon live in beijing >> and in southeastern china, rescue workers are still searching for survivors three days after a building suddenly collapsed with dozens of people inside local officials say they believe about 20 people are trapped, nearly 40 others missing emergency crews have reportedly rescued eight people from the rubble so far. including one survivor today the collapse happened on friday, nearly four hours south of wuhan. photos show the building appeared to have pancaked down to about the second floor. according to chinese state media, it was an eight-story building it had a restaurant and cafe
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with apartments on the top two floors state media report cops arrested nine people who they say are linked somehow to this collapse. one of them is the building owner. three were in charge of design and construction and five others are accused of writing a false safety report last month investigators now working to figure out what caused the collapse >> johnny depp's legal team wrapping up their case, but not before his bodyguard delivered brand-new testimony about a fight between depp and his ex-wife amber heard. what the bodyguard says happened >> and getting employees back to the office the new perks companies are tryingut t
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amber heard punched johnny depp in the face during a fight. that from depp's bodyguard in new testimony today. it's the latest revelation to come from the couple's explosive multi-million dollar defamation trial. johnny depp is suing his ex-wife amberheard over an opinion piece that she wrote in "the washington post. in it, she labels herself as a victim of domestic violence. but never named johnny depp directly in testimony today, depp's body guard said he witnessed amber heard physically abuse johnny depp he said he saw her throw a can of red bull at johnny depp's back during one of the couple's fights then he says she spat at him >> out of the corner of my eye,
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i saw a fist and an arm come across my right shoulder, and i heard and saw a closed fist contact mr. depp in the left side of his face >> and whose fist was that >> that was ms. heard's fist >> the bodyguard said johnny depp never hit anyone or threw anything while the fight was happening. he still works for the actor then, johnny depp's talent manager took the stand he told the jury after "the washington post" op-ed came out, it was impossible for depp to get a role in any movie. >> between december 18th, 2018, which was the date that ms. heard's op-ed appeared, and october 2020, to what extent if any did mr. depp perform in any studio films >> zero. no studio films. >> but heard's legal team
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reminded the jury that johnny depp had allegedly misbehaved in public long before that op-ed. they pointed to his alleged drunk speech at an awards ceremony in 2014, and to his really disastrous 2018 rolling stone profile in which the actor admitted to drinking vodka for breakfast. next, we'll hear from amber heard herself. she's expected to take the stand on wednesday today, nbc news confirmed the aquaman actress fired her crisis pr team just days before her scheduled testimony. sources say she was frustrated with the coverage she's received during the trial she feels it's been favoring johnny depp. his team is expected to wrap up tomorrow then amber heard's lawyers will call their first witnesses >> the city of boston violated a man's first amendment rights by refusing to fly a christian flag outside city hall. that's the unanimous ruling announced today by the supreme court. boston occasionally lowers its own city flag and replaces it with another most of the time, it's a different country's flag
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but back in 2017, a conservative activist asked the city to fly a christian flag with a big red cross on it. officials in boston refused, and lower courts upheld their decision the case essentially hinged on a single question. are flags flown at city hall an expression of the government's viewpoint? the supreme court determined they are not justice stephen breyer wrote the majority opinion in it, he says the ity's lack of meaningful involvement in the selection of flags or the crafting of their messages leads us to classify the flag raisings as private, not government, speech >> murder charges against a former police officer. the evidence laid out against him in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy. plus, reaction to the grand jury's decision from the boy's family and we're live in ohio on the eve of the first senate primary of the midterms. the state of the republican race and the message from the candidate backed by former
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president trump as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc.
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get back to the office some companies are practically begging workers. but seems most employees really aren't buying it so now some corporations are trying to sweeten the deal they're adding new amenities to lure workers back to their desks. think roof decks, espresso bars, even private scooters to get you
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to that next meeting on time here's cnbc's perry russom >> welcome back. >> it's the first day back at the office for bear construction in downtown chicago. >> we really need people to be physically here. >> it's mandatory for all 22 employees to be in the office. >> there are definitely a few people that took that, you know, a little harder to come back than others. >> scott says they have become more flexible with work hours, they're offering amenities and more things from home are starting to come to work >> we're thinking of building a roof deck out here >> they're also seeing changes in what's in the plans for others >> they're building office buildings in offices that really rival the nicest hotels and the nicest restaurants and bars. we really wanted to make this a hotel like atmosphere. >> it's ben's job to fill empty office buildings downtown. >> we have every bell and whistle you could imagine. >> he showed us an office building with a 5,000 square foot gym, private scooters to
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get to meetings and roof decks overlooking the city >> this is our tenant lounge >> a tenant lounge or bar? >> both. >> a restaurant and espresso bar are also being built do you think some of these new buildings will have to have similar traits as yours to want companies to come there? >> absolutely. >> the allure of the office doughnut isn't as sweet as it used to be 71% of workers between the ages of 18 and 24 say they think about looking for a new job if they had to go to the office full-time. compared to 56% of workers between 45 and 54. companies are responding, with 77% adopting some kind of hybrid work model at bear construction, he says office space is evolving to bring the workers back >> you have these world class amenities coming to office space that ten years ago we wouldn't have dreamt of >> and he says that companies have to work with employees to try to bring them back, especially those with child care
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concerns or health concerns. and he says he's seeing a change in the way that architects are drawing plans for offices with much more private offices than the open space concept >> perry russom, thank you >> a wave of union victories crashes on staten island >> and that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. >> amazon workers rejected a second attempt to unionize a warehouse on staten island today. the failed bid comes weeks after employees at a nearby facility voted in favor of forming a u un union. that establishes the first unionized warehouse in america thirst time around, a different story. about 62% of workers voted against the union. >> low cost carrier spirit airlines has rejected a buyout offer from jetblue spirit executive cited a low likelihood of regulatory approval as the reason the company reports it plans to stick with its merger with frontier airlines. that deal predates jetblue's offer and is sig competently
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lower. >> spirit stock down nearly 10% on the news. >> and netflix pulling the plug on meghan markle's animated series called pearl. the streaming giant canceling the series before it even aired, telling cnbc it's part of a strategic decision around all of their animated series. it comes two weeks after netflix reported disappointing first quarter results and its stock tanked in 2020, meghan markle and prince harry signs a multi-year deal to create content with netflix. >> on wall street, stocks continued their slide before staging a huge comeback. the dow finished up 84 s&p up 23. nasdaq up 201. >> i'm shepard smith on cnbc it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news >> a now former police officer charged with murdering a 12-year-old boy. >> big oil under investigation accused of lying to the public about plastic.
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>> but first, we head to ohio for the first senate primary of the 2022 midterms. >> it really could show us how much power and sway former president trump still has over republican voters. in a surprising move, he endorsed jd vance. vance once described himself as a never trumper. though he now says he regrets criticizing mr. trump in 2016. at a rally just yesterday, the former president appeared to forget vance's name. and mixed it up with his opponent's name, josh mandell. >> we have endorsed dr. oz we have endorsed jp, right jd mandell and he's doing great they're all doing good they're all doing good >> before mr. trump's endorsement, jd vance trailed in the polls and was running out of cash cnbc's senior congressional correspondent ylan mui is live on the campaign trail in mason, ohio >> well, what a turnaround, shep it was standing room only here
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in mason, ohio, for jd vance you can sill see the sign is up. a couple balloons still floating around on the ceiling. this was his last campaign stop before voters cast their ballots tomorrow in what has been a raucous republican race for ohio's open senate seat. now, vance catapulted to the top of the polls after trump endorsed him and he spent the past couple days crisscrossing the state trying to explain why he supports trump now even though he didn't in 2016 and making sure they know that trump supports him, too. >> the good thing is that it shows you have a lot of momentum so the worst kind of people come after you. the bad thing is i can't turn on the tv without seeing my fat head say something i wish i hadn't said six years ago. >> he's got a lot of people coming after him his biggest rival is josh mandell, currently ohio state treasurer who has his own base of conservative support. there's also investment banker mike gibbons, anti-trump republican matt dolan whose family owns the cleveland guardians as well as jane
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timmkin who is now at the back of the pack. at times this has been a brutal race two of the candidates, mandell and gibbons nearly punched itself during one debate, and they have all been slinging mud in negative ads blanketing the airwaves in recent weeks on the democratic side, has chbt been much of a contest ohio representative tim ryan is expected to clinch his party's nomi nomination he told me he's not worried about gop infighting >> people want jobs, wages, pensions they want growth and they want to build stuff i'm representing the exhausted majority of people who just want to move forward. and i think that economic argument, a pro-american business, pro-american worker, economic argument versus a culture war, we're going to win that all day long. >> so shep, tomorrow's primary could set the tone for campaigns on both sides of the aisle, all the way through november >> ylan mui, thanks very much. >> a judge in georgia selecting nearly two dozen grand jurors to
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help with an investigation into former president trump and his allies the chief judge of fulton county superior court ordered the jury to sit for up to a year. the district attorney there has been investigating the former president and others for potential interference in the 2020 election. in january, she asked the judge for a special grand jury she said a significant number of witnesses have refused to cooperate and a grand jury has the power to subpoena those people the district attorney has confirmed part of the investigation includes a january 2021 phone call between then president trump and the georgia secretary of state, brad raffensperger. in that recording of the call, the former president can be heard pushing him to find votes. former president trump has denied any wrong' doing. he called the phone call perfect. the grand jury set to eventually make recommendations to the district attorney. she'll ultimately decide whether to indict anyone at all. >> a former nypd cop found guilty of assaulting a police
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officer in the january 6th insurrection the jury handed down the decision today, rejecting the man's claim that he was acting in self-defense. former new york city cop thomas webster said he showed restrain when attacking the d.c. officer in the riot. he said the officer hit him first. video and photo evidence shows webster beating the officer with a flag pole. and grabbing his gas mask. he said he just wanted the cop to see his hands but that officer said he was struggling to breathe as webster attacked him the ex-cop is the fourth january 6th defendant to face a jury trial. juries have found all of them guilty on all counts but webster is the first defendant districted of assault. >> a grand jury in philadelphia charging a former police officer with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a 12-year-old boy back in march. the officer's name is
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edsol edsolmendoza he faces four charnels today, a judge ordered him jailed without bail. investigators say he and three undercover cops were conducting surveillance in south philly when they spotted two teens on bicycles they say they believed one of them had a gun his name, thomas "tj" siderio. investigators say he shot at officers after they turned on the car's emergency lights mendoza allegedly then chased him. philadelphia's district attorney says the teen tossed his gun as he ran off he says mendoza knew the boy was unarmed before shooting him. >> when officer mendoza fired the third and fatal shot, he knew the 12-year-old 5 foot tall, 110-pound boy no longer had a gun and no ability to harm him, but he fired a shot through his back, nonetheless, that killed him >> emergency crews rushed him to a nearby hospital. he died there.
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the police commissioner fired mendoza a few weeks after the shooting cnbc's shomari stone on the charges and reaction from the boy's family >> in a way, i'm a little at peace. >> mary is relieved 26-year-old former philadelphia police officer edsaul men doetza is in jail, charged with murdering her grandson, tjsiderio. >> i just want to see everybody that the police officer accounting for what he did to my grandson >> at a news conference this morning, the philadelphia district attorney outlined evidence presented to the grand jury it showed mendoza fired three shots at tj after investigators say tj most likely shot a gun at three plain clothes undercover officers inside an unmarked car two months ago three officers dunked for cover. the district attorney says mendoza chased tj on this block, starting down there. and fired two shots. tj allegedly discarded his gun
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around 40 feet away and then the d.a. says mendoza fired the third shot, hitting tj in the back, killing him right in this area over here >> it is certain that thomas at the time he was shot had stopped running and that he was possibly surrendering it is certain that thomas siderio at the time he was shot was essentially face down on the sidewalk >> this home security video captures what happened after the shooting >> he's shot >> where's the gun >> officer mendoza shot tj in front of maureen flocko's house. >> it was sad to see a 12-year-old die, like i seen him dead on the pavement >> officers like him don't belong on the street >> the police union says they will defend mendoza against these very serious charges they say he is entitled to due process. now, what's interesting is he
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has not issued a plea yet. he is scheduled for his next hearing on may 16th. shep >> shomari stone, thanks very much >> a bloody weekend in some cities in the midwest. in chicago, police say a string of shootings across the city killed nine people and injured 26 others. in one incident, a suspect gunned down a 69-year-old man inside his home. emergency crews rushed him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. the suspect still at large, and in kansas city, kansas, police investigating two separate s shootings over the weekend that happened just hours apart. suspects shot and killed three people and hurt three others so far, no arrests reported. >> the mayor of kansas city, kansas, calling on the community to stop the violence in a statement, he wrote in part, we have to move beyond being reactive by doing more than sending thoughts and prayers. flowers and cards do very little to remove the pain grieving families endure for a lifetime
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>> new york city's cracking down on crime starting tonight, nypd officials say they'll begin moving all 350 neighborhood coordinating officers into evening patrols. the nypd to send field intelligence officers to the streets. and they'll have three police cars on the midnight shift starting three hours earlier to cover the shift change the new strategy begins a day after a string of shootings. officials say there were eight victims yesterday in new york city alone overall, violent crime jumped 36% last month compared to a year earlier >> do you recycle your plastics? feel good knowing that they're being reused and turned into something new? well, california's attorney general says more often than not, that is not what's happening. and many of your recyclables are actually ended up in the trash and the ocean. tonight, the companies he says are to blame and how to fix the problem. >> and america's most famous
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family had their day in court. and just about an hour ago, a jury delivered a verdict in the case o
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4 million people under fire alert today in the southwest wildfires are raging low humidity, high winds driving the flames new mexico hit especially hard over the last several days more than 1,000 firefighters battling flames throughout the state. you can see plumes of smoke rising here over what they're calling the calf canyon fire it's about two hours from santa fe that fire destroyed ten homes on saturday alone overall, nearly 170 homes torched. and fire officials say it's only 30% contained. >> another fire they're calling the hermit's peak fire, it's also causing major damage. additional fire crews being called in to help those on the ground people living closest to the perimeter of the fire told to evacuate their homes >> california is cracking down on the plastics industry
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the state's attorney general opening a landmark investigation into oil and gas companies that make oil-based plastic products. he's accusing these companies of lying to the public about how much plastic can be recycled ag ron bonta said for more than half a century, the plastics industry has gauged an aggressive campaign to perceive the public, perpetuating a myth that recycling can solve the plastics crisis. he said consumers have been manipulated to believe plastic is recyclable. it was a strategy as far as we can tell now the a.g. says he's doing to look into that strategy. bonta subpoenaed exxonmobil late last week. in a statement, an exxon spokesperson rejected the state's allegations. she said the company supports waste reduction and that it's focused on solutions but less than 10% of all plastic is actually recycled each year
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that's according to data from the environmental protection agency a joint npr and pbs frontline investigation found oil and gas companies knew that the plastic recycling did not work but they encouraged people to recycle plastic anyway so that they could make more of it npr's laura sullivan is with us now. she's one of the lead reporters on this investigation. laura, thanks so much. the california a.g. cited your reporting. think this will make an impact >> it's the first time that i think we'll have access to some of the records that we were unable to find in our investigation. we saw so many archives and so many boxes in people's basements but we can only get at so much in the public record, and i think this investigation will allow some of those records from inside the oil industry to come forward. what we found was certainly compelling and it showed without a question these oil industries knew that recycling was going to be
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problematic, infeasible, was not going to be viable on a large scale and they continued to spent tens of millions of dollars every year to sell the public on this idea, if they could just put these things into their blue bin or recycle them somewhere else, they would be turned into something new. the problem was never the public and that's what these documents show this was set up by the oil industries in many ways to blame the public for a problem that they couldn't fix. >> and only 10%, laura, of all plastic is actually recycled seech year they knew that, thesis companies. right? >> they have known that all along. we found records back to the 1970s that said that, you know, all of their scientists inhouse saying you can't really recycle this stuff there's no way you can sort it there's more than 700 kinds of plastic. there's no -- there's no sorting machine in the world that can sort through all of that and then on top of that, you can only reuse plastic once or twice
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before it's totally unusable and these are problems that have existed for 40 years but the public has known very little about them because they have been told through so much advertising and this incredible campaign that they put forward that plastic was recyclable when in fact it really wasn't >> we see the commercials every day. it's a strategy that appears to have benefitted the plastics industry for decades have other industries benefitted from promoting recycling that doesn't work so well either? >> i mean, i think you see an entire society that has benefitted from the growth of plastics it's cheap, durable, it's a chemical marvel. it's certainly been something that has brought an incredible advancement in our society, but it comes at a great environmental cost and there was a lot of environmentalists along the way that started with the reduce and then -- reduce, reuse, if ever fails then recycle i think because of the money that was funneled into so many
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programs, even i grew up in kindergarten drawing the recycling symbol recycle your plastic bottles you know, this idea was that you could just recycle your way out of this rather than reducing and reusing. the oil industry makes money off of virgin product, virgin oil, brand-new plastic. not from reusing old plastic >> a fascinating investigation laura sullivan with it thanks so much >> thank you >> a verdict in blac chyna's defamation lawsuit against ex-fiance rob kardashian, and multiple members of the famous family no damages awarded the jury determined the kardashians don't owe blac chyna a single thing she was suing them for $100 million. she didn't convince jurors that the family interfered or defamed her in any way the verdict didn't need to be unanimous, just 9 of the 12 had to agree to the charges in the civil case kim kardashian already had her part of the case thrown out. on friday, the judge determined there was no evidence to support the accusations of defamation against her.
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now, the rest of the family getting the same none of the kardashians were reportedly in court today to hear the verdict blac chyna's lawsuit alleged the kardashian family intentionally tried to cancel her reality tv show she said the family falsely told producers that the e! network that she violently attacked her ex-feopsy rob kardashian and then that she used the story to get her show rob and chyna canceled >> bill murray brak breaks his silence following allegations of inappropriate behavior that shut down a movie set what murray says happened and why he says he's learning from the incident >> and celebrating the start of asian american pacific islander month with coffee. one woman's plan to brew up the biggest coffee company in the world th bn ur cse
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. bill murray speaking out for the first time about allegations of inappropriate behavior that
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stopped production on his latest movie. murray spoke with cnbc on saturday he said production shut down on his latest movie, being mortal, after a difference of opinion between a woman on set and him >> i did something i thought was funny, and it wasn't taken that way. as of now, we're talking and we're trying to make peace with each other. i think that's where the real issue is, between our peace. quite an education for me. i have been nothing -- been doing not much else but thinking about it >> murray wouldn't reveal any specifics about the incident, saying only it's a chance to think about the changing climate of comedy. it's unclear whether he'll return to the set to finish the film the movie is said to be about half done. >> tonight, we're kicking off asian american and pacific islander month with a vietnamese american looking to showcase her country's coffee according to the u.s. department of agriculture, vietnam is the world's second largest producer of coffee. and the country is the third
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biggest supplier to the u.s. but despite its success, one first generation entrepreneur says vietnam is often overlooked when it comes to specialty coffee brews dominic chu on one woman's quest to get the coffee of her roots into mugs all around the globe >> vietnamese coffee is traditionally bold in flavor, slowly brewed, and meant to be savored. according to this woman, its time has come. >> my dream is to build the world's biggest coffee company rooted in the world's second largest source of coffee >> she is rooted in vietnam. her parents, both refugees who escaped their native country by boat after the war >> very hard, not easy >> later, they became entrepreneurs here in the states >> their journey has inspired me to create my own journey as an entrepreneur >> a journey that brought her back to her origins. a land where more than 3 billion
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pounds of coffee is produced every year the bulk of it, robusta beans. a variety high in caffeine but commonly used to make instant coffee and grocery store blends. >> because the specialty coffee industry was really hyperfocused on grown arappa beans, communities around the world were left out of the specialty coffee conversation and that's why many people aren't familiar with robusta beans >> she vows to change that in 2018, she emptied her savings to launch nguyen coffee supply, a direct to consumer brand based in brooklyn, new york. by elevating vietnamese coffee, she says she hopes to push back on the robusta bean stigma and bring visibility to the people who grow it. drawing from her own life. >> growing up as first generation vietnamese american kid in boston, massachusetts, in the early '90s, i often felt really alienated and different
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and invisible. now i'm so proud of my culture, my family heritage so much to the point i have named my company after my family name >> a coffee revolution one drop at a time. >> there was a point where i felt like being a first generation child of immigrants was a disadvantage but now, truly, as i'm building this company, i feel like being a first generation is a huge advantage because we're truly doing something that's never been done before >> nguyen coffee supply recently secured $2.6 million in funding from a diverse group of investors. more than two-thirds of whom are asian americans. >> dom, thank you. >> there's a shake-up happening in the world of citrus easy to peel mandarins on track to replace oranges as the most consumed fresh citrus in the country. that's according to bloomberg. the data shows the average american eats about nine pounds of oranges a year. fast peelers such as mandarins clem clementines, seven pounds. but agricultural analysts say
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the smaller fruits will pull into the lead in the next three to five years. convenience and taste driving demand >> it's not every day you see this behind the wheel of your car. a black bear here hanging out long enough to fog up the windows. it happened over the weekend in cornwall, connecticut, just east of the new york border this wasn't the only car the bear tried on for size local reporting now from nbc affiliate wvit and their reporter >> caught on camera. >> almost like a deer in the headlights it was stunned >> a bear-y unique intruder inside cody's mother-in-law's car. >> almost like in the driver's seat >> yeah. yeah, it looked like, you know, a teenage kid that passed out in his car after a long night of partying and his mom caught him. it was really, really funny. when he started moving and freaking out and the car was rocking back and forth, that's when i was, you know, realized, hey, this bear is about to come busting out of here. good before the bear came
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face-to-face with cody, and a police officer called in to help, the bear made quite the mess pit stop number one, his truck >> so at first, it had gone over to my toyota here, which i just got. kind of tore the seat and actually it looks like my daughter may have left a cookie. that might have been why he was in the truck >> then the bear changed course, making his way to grandma's car. >> yeah, it's completely wrecked. door panels all off. i mean, it's shot. you know doesn't look like he did too much damage up here, but you see his paw prints all over the place. >> the bear made sure to mark his territory. >> it stinks to high heaven. >> before the officer deployed a bean bag round, scaring it off for the news, i'm caitlin birchhill. >> 60 seconds left on the race to the finish. a manhunt under way for an inmate and corrections officer who disappeared from jail in alabama on friday. investigators say the officer participated in the escape and
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now there's a warrant for her arrest >> around 200 civilians still trapped inside a steel plant in mariupol along with ukrainian soldiers. that's according to ukrainian commander after roughly 100 people were able to evacuate from the plant today >> and ohio's gop primary for senate is tomorrow jd vance has surged in the polls after former president trump endorsed him the primary will be a major test of mr. trump's influence over republican voters. now, you know the news of this monday, may 2nd, 2022. i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter at the news on cnbc and listen to the news podcast on apple, spotify, or your favorite podcast platform the news without a pundit, without opinion, witut
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