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the top of my game. >> thanks, dwyane. what about you, ray? >> drinking water is an important part of my pregame routine so i can stay focused and refreshed. >> eating the right foods can help make you a better athlete. >> oh! >> oh! >> slam dunk from the first lady. very nice. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. see you at 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >> good to be with all of you on a tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. we are following those reports of that shooting at purdue university in indiana. the news at this hour, as i can tell you directly from the purdue university twitter site, this is the update -- no ongoing threat to campus. resume normal operations. ee, that's the electrical engineering building will remain closed. check for updates. still no word as far as anyone that has actually been hurt, but you can take a look at some of
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the video that we've been watching from some of our affiliates out of indiana. and we have video of a man believed to be the suspect. appears there handcuffed, getting patted down. the shooting apparently happened in this electrical engineering building. again, that's the latest, we have no ongoing threat. 13 minutes ago, tweeted from purdue university. no reports of injuries. one person is in custody. joining me now in studio, hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks. and jean casarez, cnn legal correspondent in new york. mike brooks, first to you. no ongoing threats. sigh of relief for a lot of people there in west lafayette, indiana. but still, this electrical engineering building still considered a crime scene. >> absolutely. they lifted the shelter in place for the rest of the school, but i think that was out of an abundance of caution. it said a reporting of a shooting. they didn't say anything about anyone being shot. so we don't know if there was any injuries or not, but they do have one person in custody. i think that was the smart thing to do, until they got a good
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handle. take a look at video surveillance, find out exactly what the movement of this person was. it sounds like everyone was there in that electrical engineering building. but, you know, notifying 30,000 undergrads at that campus, the notification system they had via twitter or e-mail. extremely efficient. and, you know, every campus has something like this now because of these active shooter situations. >> jean casarez, what more do you know? >> purdue had been saying that the shooting was at or near -- reported at of near the electrical engineering building. they are now saying for the first time that it was reported to have taken place in the electrical engineering building. as you say, that lift for everyone to stay in shelter has been taken away but for that building. so the order to stay in place is still in force in that particular building. it has not been lifted. but we are seeing one person in custody.
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shooting reported around noon. a purdue student told cnn it was about 12:24 p.m. he was in that building, he said, and he got a text, an official text from the university saying to stay in place and to take cover. but we do not know of any injuries at this point. but still, this is a campus that is under constant surveillance. as you said, this is a crime scene and that building, the electrical engineering building is where it is reported that that shooting took place. >> we will follow this through the next two hours. as soon as there are updates, we will bring them to you. thank you both very much. want to move along and talk about this smack of winter heading both to the east, the midwest, bringing bitter cold and monster snowfall. take a look at what's moving eastward. this driving blizzard blowing out of north dakota. the storm could bring the biggest accumulation of snow we have seen thus far this winter. cnn is covering this winter blast from all kcorners of the
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affected areas. we have zain asher. still to come, ted rowlands in chicago where several inches of snow have already fallen. margaret connelly is live at laguardia airport, watching all the cancellations. we'll head to you in a moment. and also meteorologist jennifer grey, tracking all the latest warnings and advisories. but zain asher, let's begin with you in the thick of things in and around columbus circle. i read that the snow is supposed to tease new yorkers through the day, but then really hit hard a little later on. tell me what you're seeing where you are. >> reporter: the last five seconds, it's started to come down slightly harder, but the real drama is expected around 4:00 today. mother nature is sort of trying to be gentle with us, because it's starting to ease us into it. this morning, the snow is relatively light. but the real action is between 4:00 and 10:00 this evening. roughly around eight to 12 inches of snow.
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if you're like me and you shy away from cold weather -- oh, it's actually really coming down hard right now. if you shy away from cold weather, the windchill of minus five degrees celsius, it is going to be cold, you might want to wrap up warm and stay inside. but the mayor did talk about just how much the city is really preparing, 2,000 sanitation workers, certainly all hands on deck. he also mentioned that if you don't have to be outside, if you don't have to be driving your car, if you can keep the streets clear, it does allow sanitation workers to do their jobs more efficiently. the nypd talking about the issues with construction sites, especially because of the wind gusts that could make debris on pedestrians. i've been speaking to people who tell me they've been prepared for this. this is nothing new for new yorkers because they have prepared for this. but if you're walking around, certainly do be careful. >> watching those taxis, that's always my barometer in manhattan of how things are going.
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it looks a-okay so far. thank you very much. temperatures in the midwest are supposed to be 15 to 20 degrees below average. ted rowlands, to you. are you feeling that? >> reporter: i am. it's very cold, brooke. it's been a cold winter. depressing winter. we had snow hours ago. you can see the streets of chicago have been plowed and salted. no big deal. but look at the michigan avenue bridge. normally it is full of pedestrians. hardly anybody out here today. people are staying inside their office buildings, trying to stay away from the elements because it is so cold. we're in single digits right now. the wind, of course, that's a big problem. the flags up here on the michigan avenue bridge, they are blowing. that sends the temperatures way below zero and downright miserable. the good news for us is that we've got ad day or so. but the bad news for the folks in the east is this is coming your way and it's not fun. >> under the beautiful blue sky, ted rowlands, looks the
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deceiving. ted, thank you. let's talk flights. to laguardia airport we go. margaret, how many cancellations are you seeing where you are? >> reporter: brooke, the snow came down earlier than expected and there's more of it. there's a winter storm warning until 6:00 tomorrow morning. the national weather service, they say there could be snow accumulation three to seven inches and also winds could be 16 to 21 miles per hour. but that's just today, it's expected to get a lot worse into the evening. you can take a look behind me, see how this has impacted flights. that board there, that's for american airlines. yellow means delays or cancellations. there have been a lot of cancellations here this morning. but flights -- or airlines have actually been cancelling flights earlier, like jetblue, they did that today as well. also, the port authority, they gave us the numbers of flight cancellations. there are 352 flight cancellations at newark. there were 200 flight
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cancellations at jfk and 300 here at laguardia. outside, we have a second camera. you can see right here what that is showing you. if you look to the right, you can see a lot of snow coming down. that's what people are having to get through to get to the airport here. you also see there's not a lot of traffic. that has been the biggest issue. people trying to get in and out of this airport. we talked to a lot of people who worked here. there were delays. the snow came down faster, so people were zigzagging all over the roads. the tsa does tell us, as usual, people should be checking the airlines before they make their way to the airport. >> check long ahead. thank you very much, margaret. and jennifer grey is watching all of this for us in the weather center. just seeing the snow really already coming down for folks in new york. how much worse is it going to get? >> basically going to see the worst of it during the afternoon commute, unfortunately. right now the snow stretching anywhere from d.c. up i-95
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through new york. boston just starting to see a little bit of snow coming down. zooming in on d.c., baltimore. you see covered in white. meaning a lot of snow already coming down. new york city blanketed with snow, as we speak. more will come down as we go through the afternoon and evening hours. i want to track this hour by hour, and you can see, as we go through the evening commute, this is this evening at 6:00 p.m. look at that. snow in d.c., new york, and boston. it is going to be a mess if you are trying to get home after work today, and then boston should be pushing out of your area during the early morning hours tomorrow. the cape could still be dealing with a little bit of snow around 7:00, and then this just continues to push off into canada as we go through tomorrow afternoon. snow totals. huge amounts. especially across the jersey shore. long island, we could see anywhere from ten inches of snow. new york city, possibly six to eight inches of snow. and temperatures, brooke, are going to be cold overnight. we could see temperatures
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feeling like 14 below zero as we go through the overnight hours. >> we will check back in with you in the next two hours. as you mentioned, this is happening, this is the big story right now. jennifer, margaret, ted, and zain, thank you very much. remains found in new york's east river have been confirmed as those of missing autistic teenager vontae okendo. dna test results found last week match those of the missing team. he disappeared back in october and his family launched this widespread search for him. much more on the story as we're getting new information next hour. so stay tuned for that. coming up, hundreds of dolphins are being killed in a horrible way because of some tradition. caroline kennedy now getting involved against the operation here. we'll share that with you. plus, on the day chris christie is inaugurated for a second term in new jersey, a new poll suggests the surprising opinions of americans when it comes to
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chris christie's 2016 chances. and not just one here, but now three female suicide bombers may be on the loose, wandering around sochi near the olympics. keep in mind, we're like two weeks away from the games. are these black widows planning an attack? we'll talk about that coming up. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? [ chainsaw whirring ] humans -- sometimes life trips us up. sometimes we trip ourselves up.
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as thousands of americans are preparing to head to russia, authorities in the city of sochi are hunting potential terrorists. this is one of the most wanted women in russia right now. she is a black widow, part of russia's extremist female terrorist group seeking to avenge the deaths of their husbands. when you look at her again, she's got this four-inch scar across her left cheek. she walks with a limp and has a stiff left arm that apparently doesn't even bend at the elbow. and now we know she may not be working alone. these wanted fliers being scattered across hotels in and around sochi with the faces of these three separate women, all of them these so-called black widows. a fourth black widow killed if a gun battle over this weekend.
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cnn also has learned that u.s. law enforcement agents have spent the past few weeks interviewing people here in the united states with ties to the caucus region. look at the map here. i know a lot of people aren't familiar with this, when we're throwing out words like dagestan and looking at sochi, etc., i know you've heard of dagestan because that is where the boston bomb suspects -- the tsarnaev brothers hail from. to talk about this, christopher swift, attorney at georgetown university. christopher, welcome. >> good to see you, brooke, thanks for having me on. >> when you read recent interviews with vladimir putin, russia basically saying they have everything under control. they dubbed this area around sochi the ring of steel, passing out these fliers of these women, though, to hotels in sochi. doesn't that tell you they don't have this under control? >> not yet, they don't have it under control yet. here's the reason why.
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one of the things people forget about when you're dealing with terrorism and insurgency generally is that the adversary gets a vote. there's a very big difference between fighting against a large army invading your territory and fighting against a single woman or a small teams of women bent on suicide bombing. it's a completely different kind of operation. one that really requires more of a law enforcement boots on the ground approach. >> these women bent on suicide bombings, these are the women. they are ladies instead of men because it's easier for them to walk around, maybe go less noticed. but tell me more about their m.o. do you think they're armed right now? >> well, it's hard to know whether they're armed right now, but what we do know is that in the past, to the extent that the caucuses emirates -- the umbrella group that sort of oversees the various militants in dagestan, to the extent that they've been able to operate outside their home turf, it's been primarily by using female
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suicide bombers. the other important thing to note here is unlike some of the female suicide bombers, we saw five or ten years ago in the war between russia and chechnya, these suicide bombers are much more ideologically motivated. they're not taking revenge for the loss of a family member. they're really targeting civilians rather than the security services. again, with the objective of instilling fear and pushing people away from the olympics. >> so civilians, specifically, as a target. >> that's right. >> when you read, too, though, about this threat, i keep seeing this word "unprecedented." unprecedented because geographically where the olympics are taking place, you have these wars going on. it's unprecedented too because of this threat announced well ahead of the olympic games. so since the summer, there have been three attacks, proof that for lack of a better word, the bad guys can carry this out. >> very much so. look, the particular group of people that are fighting in the north caucuses, that are targeting the olympics now, they've been fighting against
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the russians since 1994. that's 20 years. and during that period of time, much like what we see happening in syria today, that group of people went from being sort of secular nationalists successionists to being radical jihadists. they're more radical, more ruthless, more resilient. small in number, but they're willing to hit civilians, and that's something that the old successionist chechen movement was not willing to do. >> thank you very much. coming up, you will hear about the real wolf of wall street, his victims, his time with leonardo dicaprio, to his over-the-top bachelor party with some details here too hot for tv. plus, bottle nose dolphins brutally slaughtered. but the fishermen say they are doing nothing wrong. i'll talk live with someone who is fired up over this. next. (vo) you are a business pro. seeker of the sublime. you can separate runway ridiculousness...
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japan's annual killing of bottle nose dolphins is stirring anger and outrage, and we have some video of this operation. but as you can imagine, it's graphic and it shows these
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animals in distress. the slaughter ended earlier today in a cove near this fishing community in southwestern japan. and here is some of the video made by animal rights activists. the dolphins are herded into the cove by the hundreds. in the past, the operation has turned this cove blood-red. according to a member of japan's fishing union, the plan was for fewer than 100 dolphins to be captured or killed this year. and maybe you've seen this, this oscar-winning documentary, it's called "the cove." it really put a spotlight on them. the film makers tell piers morgan that this practice has to end. >> i'm kind of shocked that it's still going in, especially after "the cove" and this film "blackfish" that just came out. it's absolutely horrifying that it's still going on, especially since they don't eat these dolphins. they are killing them now mostly for pet food and for fertilizer.
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and the rest they ship off to become pets, trained animals in sea parks around the world. >> over 20 million people now have seen "blackfish" and we're coming up against that tipping point in culture where i think this would be a huge shift in the next couple years. i say about another ten, 15 more people see that movie, this could be game over for all dolphin parks. >> don't buy a ticket to a dolphin show. the truth of the matter is that what keeps these dolphin drives going is the animals that are being sold into captivity, and as long as people keep buying tickets to dolphin shows, this is going to keep happening. so you have the power to stop this. >> the u.s. ambassador caroline kennedy tweeted that she is deeply concerned by the inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. many japan disagree. they say this is a cultural tradition. i know, jane, you have some very
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strong feelings about this. and as we just heard -- and i was trying to understand why they're doing this, whether it's food -- you just heard maybe fertilizer. pet food. some of these dolphins are sold to awaquariuaquariums. japanese fishermen say this is no different than killing them for food in this country. >> i don't necessarily. i say there is a certain hypocrisy to killing a lot of animals. pigs, chickens, cows, and pointing the finger at others who kill animals and say you're doing something wrong. that's why i don't kill animals, i don't eat animals, and i don't wear leather. i'm what you call a vegan. that being said, this is really not about supplying food to hungry people. the critics say the mercury level in these dolphins is off the charts and they're not really suitable for human consumption. this is about cold hard cash. this is follow the money. getting these cute dolphins, they kill the ones that aren't
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cute, and they take the ones that are cute and they put them in these theme parks, selling them to the highest bidder. when you see animal abuse, follow the money, because this really is about kidnapping these highly intelligent animals, who have brains that are larger than the human brain, who have these incredibly complex family communities who often stick together, momma and baby, for their entire lives, kidnapping them from the wild, pillaging their pods, and then taking those hostages to these theme park where is they can be trained to do those cute tricks for us. yes, we do need to look in the mirror. >> i know it sounds horrible, but again, the japanese say this is a cultural thing. this japanese lawmaker questioned whether it was appropriate for ambassador kennedy to even get involved. we just showed her tweet to get involved in this. you say what? >> i applaud ambassador kennedy for sticking her neck out. i feel that the most important role of government is to speak
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for the voiceless and the helpless, and these animals are completely voiceless and helpless. if you can do this to animals, you can do it to children, you can do it to old people. really the mark of a civilization is how you treat your animals, and that i believe was gandhi who said that. i think it's a litmus test for civilization. this is savagery and it's caught on tape savagery. as for this is going on hundreds of years, well the dolphin project did a study, found out, this is his claim, that it's only been going on since the 1930s and really got under way big-time in the 1960s because, again, it's about the theme parks. that this isn't something that's been going on for hundreds of years. in his opinion, it's only been about the aquarium industry and supplying the goods to the aquarium industry. >> it's incredible what we've been seeing lately with "blackfish" and the current against seaworld, even though they're saying we're doing
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things just fine. now with everything with the dolphins. might make some families think twice. jvm, thank you. >> thank you, brooking for covering this. >> you got it. this new study says that 85 of the richest people in the world, 85 people have the same amount of money of half the people in the entire world. we'll explain that. plus, speaking of wealth -- >> i would say 90% was legal in terms of the day-to-day operation. 95 probably. but the 5% was incredibly disruptive and disgusting and poisoned everything else. >> this man is the real wolf of wall street. and he talks to piers about real bad boy behavior on wall street. drugs, prostitutes, millions of dollars. where did he decide to draw the line? do not miss that conversation.
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so help me god. >> congratulations. >> friends in new jersey. governor chris christie takes the oath for a second term in office. how is this for a question?
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what are the chances christie completes the full term? keep in mind chris christie has huge ambitions. should he run for the white house and win, he would be inaugurated three years from yesterday. that's best case scenario for christie. worst case is he gets drummed out of trenton in scandal. take a look at this year, wrought in news for chris christie. a poll shortly released after noon today, the question, would christie make a good president? 35% answered yes. that is down double digits, folks, down 15 percentage points from november when that scandal involving alleged political payback erupted in christie's backyard. let me show you some other numbers. separate national poll finds nearly six in ten americans, 58% there, do not believe christie, that he didn't know his aides were plotting those traffic jams last summer apparently to punish an enemy. that said, no mention of scandal in the governor's speech today. here are some of the high
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points. >> suburbanits and city dwellers, african-americans and lati latinos, women and men, doctors and teachers, factory workers and tradesmen, republicans and democrats and independents, together they have demanded that we stay the course. they have helped set. let's be different than our neighbors. let's put more money in the pockets of our middle class by not taking it out of their pockets in the first place. we have to be willing to personally reach out a helping hand to a neighbor or a friend suffering from drug addiction or depression or the dignity stripping loss of a job. every person, no matter what challenge they are facing in their lives, must believe that they have inside of them all of the god-given ability needed to be happy. and they will not believe that if all they hear from us is that
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life is unfair and that only government can fix that unfairness. >> so that is part of his speech today, but again, these polls reflecting damage from the scandal. they are eye-popping. here's another one. 50% of those questioned by quinnipiac university say the scandal hurt christie, and now he loses a head-on match with hillary clinton, whereas before the scandal it was pretty much a dead heat. the gap between the ultra rich and the poor, it is widening. financial experts say even though the world economy is on the rise, only a select few are reaping those benefits. a new report says that the 85 richest people on earth are actually as wealthy as the sum total of 3.5 billion people. translation, that's half the world. 3.5 billion. cnn's business correspondent is live from the new york stock exchange. yikes. >> yeah, and it's worth
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repeating again. 85 richest americans, just 85, own about half of the world's wealth. half. that's amazing. this really makes that gap between the haves and have nots that much clearer. some go so far as to say it could threaten the world's political and economic systems because they say it leads to bigger social tensions. kind of already seeing a little of that in the u.s. you look at the fast-food strikes. people are clearly upset. there's a recent gallup poll that shows only about 30% of americans out there are actually satisfied with the way income is distributed, meaning almost three quarters are dissatisfied. you know one of the big issues here, the biggest issue is that too many people don't have jobs. and a big part of the problem is many of the jobs that are out there are low wage jobs. so most of the income gains are going to the richest americans. >> this income gap is something the president has talked a lot about recently in his speeches. but on the flip side, if you ask bill and melinda gates about
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global wealth, they paint a different picture. and their annual gates foundation letter, the couple has said that there are half as many poor people in the world as there were back in 1990, and that the idea that the world is getting worse is false. are they missing something in the report that you and i are seeing? >> they're sort of hedging, i guess you could say. in this letter, gates really doesn't deny that there's still a lot of bad news, but he says hey, look, things are getting better. his letter looks to debunk one big myth, that poor countries are doomed to stay poor. he says, you know what? this isn't true. he says the percentage of very poor people has actually dropped by almost half since 1990, although here he goes hedging, he says he acknowledges that not all the poor countries are thriving. he also goes on to say that incomes are getting better even though they're not where they should be. his point is look, if you read the news every day, it's easy to get the impression that the world is getting worse. he doesn't deny that things are
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still bad, but he does acknowledge that things are improving. brooke? >> thank you. one man who knows a lot about the pursuit of wealth is jordan belfort, and his life story is now the oscar-nominated movie, the basis for "the wolf of wall street." his real life was every bit as out of control as it looks when played by leonardo dicaprio. >> is all this legal? >> absolutely not. we were making more money than we know what to do with. >> you don't work for me. >> you have my money, technically you do work for me. >> jordan belfort talking exclusively to piers morgan. here's some of what he had to say. >> what seems amazing at first becomes common place after a while. you don't lose your soul all at once. you lose it a little bit at a time. when i lost my ethical, it's like these tiny imperceptible steps over the line. before you know it, you're doing things you thought you'd never
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do and it seems perfectly okay. >> how much time did you spend with leo dicaprio? >> a lot. countless hours hours. >> hundreds of hours? >> 100-plus hours. >> how did you find him when you were just interacting with each other? >> either by telephone, in my house, or out somewhere -- one thing i don't think people realize about leo is his excellence is not -- he strives for it. he works really, really hard. i think he was so determined to suck every bit of information from me. stuff that wasn't in the book. what was on my mind. you don't realize how much he's looking at you. when i saw it on screen, i was like oh, my god. it was mind boggling to see. >> i can tell already, the voice is pretty well perfect. >> it's amazing. >> you don't look massively dissimilar in your younger days to how he is in the movie. so when you watch the movie, what did you feel about the
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reality? because only you would know really. >> you know, it was shocking. i saw the movie with my fiancee the first time. we were speechless afterwards. >> in a good or bad way? >> in a good way. i guess listen, for me, it's different than the way the audience sees it. the audience is speechless because it's sensory overload. for me, it was trying to -- you know, i've come to terms with my old life. i wrote this book and it was a cathartic experience for me. but to see it on film like that with someone that did such a good job, i felt myself sweating at certain points when some of the cocaine was being snorted. i got sympathetic reactions. >> how do you feel about these people -- >> i think it's awful. >> losing a lot of money. in some cases, having their lives turned upside down. >> i think it's terrible. >> on a human level, have you ever met any of them? have you ever met one of your victims? >> i have not. >> why not? >> no one has sought me out. >> why haven't you sought them out? >> um, you know, i don't want to
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intrude on anybody's life. >> come on, that's a copout. >> no, it's not. i don't think it's appropriate to seek them out. >> wouldn't it be part of your self-redemption to track some of these people down? we know what they're saying about you. if you actually called them up and just said, i actually would like to talk to you, i would like to apologize personally to you. >> i never really considered it before. but i think a better way for me is over the next 15 years as i go around the world and continue to speak and do my stuff, all the money that flows in, i think actions speak louder than words. >> belfort also told piers that 95% of his business was legitimate, but that the other 5% was in his words, destructive, disgusting and poisoned everything else. cnn break news. >> update on our breaking news out of west lafayette, indiana, on the school shooting that has been reported at purdue university. these are aerial pictures from our affiliates. here's the news. we have now learned from this news conference that one person
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is dead. one suspect is in custody. the victim is a male. according to the university, they have gotten the all clear. they had been told to shelter in place. that electrical engineering building where we now know the shooting took place, that is still a crime scene. folks there are told to shelter in place. much more at the top of the hour. coming up, a new study suggests 50% of black men are arrested before they turn 23. and same goes for 40% of white men. we'll discuss what this says about our justice system, about race and growing up as a man in america. there's a new form of innovation taking shape.
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next is information and entertainment in ways you never thought possible. welcome to what's next. comcastnbcuniversal. a new study finds if a man is black, the chances are nearly 50/50 that he's been arrested. and if hi is white, the chances are less likely, but still substantially good that he has been under arrest as well. these findings coming to us today from these researchers at the university of south carolina and the university of albany. they analyze some information from about 9,000 young people surveyed between 1997 to 2008. and this is what they found. they specifically found by the time these men turned 23, 49% of blacks, 44% of hispanics, and 38% of whites had been arrested. and this includes any crime,
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except minor traffic offenses. that was the only caveat. let's have a broader discussion. mark lamont hill and editor brian monroe. gentlemen, welcome. nice to see both of you. >> great to be here. >> from both of you off the top, mark to you first and then brian, just reacting to this. the numbers that jumped out at me is that the percentage of white men, pretty close to that of black men who have been arrested. >> well, part of the problem is that we live in a country that is just committed, obsessed with mass incarceration. we just celebrated mlk day. when he died, there were about 280,000 people in american prisons. right now there are about 2.5 million. we have a nation obsessed with incarcerating people. that's because we arrest too much. we investigate too much. we prosecute too much. men are often the pry mar targets for this, but increasingly women because men arouse reasonable suspicion just by being male, because we imagine them to be violent, we imagine them to be threats.
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for black and brown men, that's especially hieleightened. >> i want to get back to that issue. but brian, we know president obama actually made note of how different races are treated by police. "middle class kids don't get locked up for smoking pot and poor kids do." he goes on "and african-american kids and latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties." i was wondering, once these young people try getting jobs, brian, it has to be pretty difficult. i mean, is an arrest ever fully wiped off your record? >> it depends on the jurisdictions, but you can go through and have certain things expun expunged. but even through that process, there's always a lingering piece of paper somewhere that shows that you were arrested. i'm worried, not just for the overall numbers. but you draw down deeper, you see that one in three african-american boys are
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arrested before they turn 18, compared to one in five white boys. either way, it's bad. look, i've got a 12-year-old son. and now i've got to think about, in addition to teaching him how to tie his tie and how to fill out a resume, i have to teach him what to do in that 50/50 chance that he could be pulled over or arrested walking down the street. for maybe nothing. and handcuffs put on him. that is a fundamental scarring impact on a young boy. >> it has to be fundamental, catastrophic mark lamont hill. you talk to a lot of young people, but the notion, slapping cuffs on a 12, 13, 14-year-old, that has to stay with you forever. >> absolutely. we often criminalize young people at an early age. we actually prepare them for the very thing that we're worried about. if you go into a school and you see school discipline handled by the teacher or discipline, you'd get a suspension. now you argue with the teacher and you get carried out in handcuffs and arrested for
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disorderly conduct. so at a very early age, you're prepared for that. we criminalize young people at such an early age, that it no doubt leads to this stuff. let's be clear here. it doesn't happen everywhere equally. i thought at columbia university. i taught at temple university. if i went to any of those schools at night, do you know how many kids i could arrest for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness. >> i don't want to know. >> exactly. but we don't look there. we're looking in particular places. >> if you look at what it sets up for the exchange between young boys and police officers, which could be -- i wasn't going to say a great relationship, but it could be okay. now every time a young boy sees a cop, there's an adversarial tension there and it doesn't have to be. i think that too many police officers trying to do their jobs are too quick to arrest, when other things could happen. i saw a video of a cop in texas who instead of going out and sort of being a presence, he
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pulled out a football and started playing catch with the kid. that's the kind of police presence we need at a young age so kids learn not to fear the cops, but to respect them. >> we heard about that as well, but at the same time, i wondered if that video went viral simply because that is the police officer was doing as opposed to what so many other police officers have been accused of doing in this country. thank you very much. and 18-year-old high school student says he was kicked out of school for starring in a pornographic movie. the school says that is not the reason they suspended him. we have more on that. plus, months and months here after this autistic teenager goes missing, we now know what happened to avonte oquendo. that's coming up. today. i know, it's a lot to take in. that's why i've conducted this comprehensive analysis, comparing my prices to my competitors', so you know you're getting a good deal, even if it's not with me!
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he was the man of the house when i couldn't be. i don't think that this is anybody's business except for my son's. the children at this school found it and she didn't do anything to stop it except for suspend my son. he was expelled due to his explicit adult lifestyle career. >> i didn't make any threats to anybody. i believe i handled every situation very maturely. i feel like i've been treated unfairly and this is unjust. >> but, bravard county schools say he was sent home last week after teachers received a credible threat that could be a concern to the safety of the school. they deny he was expelled because of his work in the adult entertainment industry. sonny hostin joining me now.
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let's reserve any moral judgment. i'm going to toss that out the window. we're talking legal here. this young man is 18 years of age. his job off school grounds. mom says it's okay. is what he did legal? >> yeah, you know, i think what's really interesting about this case is that before, you used to have to misbehave in school to get into trouble, to get expelled. but now with social media, brooke, and all of the sort of entanglements between what you do at home and what you do in school, when the two meet, sometimes schools can expel you for behavior off campus. but it has to have a direct impact on the school and the way the school runs, the school's activities. and so that really is the question here. i mean, the school, of course, is now saying this had nothing to do with his adult film making off campus. this had everything to do with some kind of threat. and to be sure, if a student makes a threat or is doing
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something illegal, that student can be expelled. but this case just reminds us that there is sort of that line between being off campus and on campus, is now kind of blurry. my understanding is that he was allowed back to the school. >> yep. >> so i suspect that the school sort of jumped the gun, acted very quickly, and then spoke to a lawyer and the lawyer said wait a minute, is there a school code of conduct, and did he violate that conduct? and if there isn't that school code of conduct that he violated, what are you expelling him for? what kind of off campus behavior are you expelling him for? it seems like perhaps they didn't really have a good reason and he's now back in school. but it's really something that lawyers have been dealing with quite a bit, because i think in large part because of what we're seeing with bullying and social media and all of that online stuff. kind of interesting. >> interesting. interesting. thank you. coming up, the woman you see here. she says she was molested as a child by her teacher.
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she confronts that teacher on the phone, posts this whole conversation online. this is raw, this is emotional. you can feel her frustration and contempt. more of this conversation coming up. nbc universal's coverage of the 2012 london games
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tomorrow, the biggest swell in a decade, waves 40 to 50 feet high, so high the big waves surf contest postponed. sorry, dudes. catch it another day. that's today's "cnn pop." this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking news, just about the top of the hour. we are just learning about this news out of texas. three bodies, a man and two children were found in a home at the ft. hood army base. investigators are not releasing a lot of information right now, but they do say there is no more threat. we are working to get more information for you, and as soon as we do, we'll bring it to you here on cnn. also breaking at this hour, one person, a male has been killed in a shooting at purdue university in west lafayette, indiana. these are pictures from the scene just a little while ago. and video specifically there -- look at those people. one of them believed to be the suspect here, appears to be
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handcuffs. walked away here. this is what we know. this is the only person in custody. students at purdue university, they were sent text messages, they were told to shelter in place. again, a male has been shot and killed. the shooting apparently happened inside the electrical engineering building on campus. but let's get some more information. jean casarez joins me now, our legal correspondent in new york. jean, i know police just held this news conference. they say they believe this may have been a targeted shooting. what did you hear? >> reporter: that is exactly what they're saying. they're saying that they believe with everything they know at this point that the shooter specifically targeted the victim. we know the victim is a male. we know the shooter is a male. they have not identified either at this point. this is now a coroner's case. they say that the shooter walked into the building, did what he intended to do, they say, and then walked out. the call came in around noon.
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within two to three minutes, 20 to 25 officers were at the electrical engineering building. there was a question, brooke, near the end of the press conference. we couldn't hear the question. but here was the answer -- the classroom area in the basement. so if we believe that question was where did the shooting take place, that was the answer. we do know the electrical engineering building is still in lockdown. it is an active crime scene. they say they are witnesses. they say the shooter is not at all at this point cooperating. they can't identify him. >> not cooperating. we also know, even though you said the electrical engineering building is still considered a crime scene, the shelter in place elsewhere has been lifted on campus. what more do we know about what's happening on the ground? >> we know that it is basically back to business, because this is not what they say a regulation campus shooting where people need to be in fear. so although they don't have the
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identifications, they have to have enough information to know that this was a targeted hit, a targeted shooting. they're saying that they're working with local, federal investigators right now. they are also saying that there are counselors that are going to be giving any type of counselling that is necessary to students. they said there was not a struggle, that as you see from the video, that the perpetrator gave himself up outside. they also really are plotting a text -- they say their texting system, that students got the texts immediately, and then they were able to take action. but the electrical engineering building still in lockdown at this point. public safety, they feel the campus is now safe, but the conversation they say will continue to be ongoing. but just once again, one suspect in custody. one is deceased. one fatality at purdue university on campus today because of what was a campus
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shooting. specific or not to one individual, there has been a shooting on purdue university and one person is dead. brooke? >> okay, jean casarez, if you get more information, let us know, thank you. and we have live coverage from every angle of this storm system moving across the country's eastern corridor. zain asher out and about in new york. ted rowlands standing by in chicago. renee marsh inside reagan national in the washington, d.c. area. and jennifer grey here watching the storm system in studio 7. but zain asher, let's begin with you. the snow was really coming down last hour. that appears to be the same. >> reporter: hey, brooke. it's starting to get really thick and it's coming down faster and faster. but it's expected to get really nasty in about an hour from now. so as the day progresses, we're expecting the snow to get heavy. i'm just going to step aside so
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you can see what columbus circle looks like right now. don't get me wrong, this is beautiful, but it is certainly pretty cold outside. we're expecting about eight to 12 inches of snow a little bit later on. but the snow is not the problem. it's the temperatures. temperatures expected to really sort of start to freeze up, especially when you factor in that windchill minus five degrees is what it's going to feel like with that windchill. but obviously in these kinds of conditions, the roads do get a little dangerous. we have reports of a serious accident in long island. so if you have the option to use mass transit, that is certainly a lot more recommendable, especially because long island railroad is going to be adding extra commuter trains to accommodate people who want to go home a little bit early. but i do want to mention that the city is certainly well-prepared. >> we will talk about how bad it could get for you in new york. zain asher, thank you. to ted rowlands in chicago right now. ted, how is that wind?
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>> well, things are getting a little bit better. the wind has died down and that is a game-changer. we're in single digits. when you add the wind, we're well below zero. you can see down the michigan avenue bridge, normally filled with pedestrians. pretty much empty. just saw a guy who was here on vacation from india. he was the only guy on the bridge for a while. he said boy, it sure is cold here. i told him to come back in the summer. the wind is the big problem. that's not bad. today we had the snow, and the commutes in chicago were horrendous this morning. that's what's going to happen on the east coast. from o'hare to the city, it was two-plus hours driving in. normally that's about a 40-minute drive. snow really gave some major problems in chicago. because of the wind, the drifting. but as it stands now, it's not too bad. it's just cold and uncomfortable. >> some people out there walking along that bridge, bless them. ted rowlands, thank you. let's talk airports.
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renee marsh inside reagan national. renee, how many cancellations, how many delays are you seeing? >> reporter: if you're traveling, you don't want to hear this number. it's inching towards 3,000 at this hour. but to put this all in perspective on an average day, we see about 200 flight cancellations. so we are well above that. the airports that are really being hit the hardest, we're talking about philadelphia, new york area, where we just saw zain. also the d.c. area airports, they're getting hit as well. i can tell you that there's already some accumulation on the tarmac here at dca. we went down into their operations center a short time ago where they are paying attention to everything. we're talking about the temperature. we're talking about what is the temperature of the ground at this point. they're looking at every single detail, because if they need to, they need to get out there and start treating the runways. take a listen to some of the folks who are working 24/7 in the operations center here at
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dca. >> this is going to impact us pretty well. >> so the fact that this is in realtime, what action have you taken already? >> based on this image right now, our snow teams are here. they need 20 minutes notice and they're out on the field. all of the airlines are aware of the fact that our snow teams are ready. they're already de-icing the planes. >> reporter: so they're looking at snow. they're looking at accumulations. they're looking at the temperature. that is not just happening here. that's happening at airports all the way up and down the eastern seaboard areas that are dealing with this weather. as far as airlines go, jetblue at this hour seeing the most cancellations. i did reach to them today to find out if those new pilot rules we heard so much about the last time, if they had an impact on operations. they say not this time around. brooke? >> a lot of people delayed because of that. i remember that not too long ago. thank you. and meteorologist jennifer grey.
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it sound like the story is leaving where ted rowlands was in chicago and focusing in on new york and the eastern part of the country. when is it going to be the worst? >> unfortunately, it's probably going to be the worst for a lot of these cities while you're trying to get home from work today. this is affecting all of the major cities in the northeast. d.c., philly, new york, boston, all of these cities will have snow coming down as we go towards the evening hours and to that rush hour. so the i-95 corridor is going to be very hard to travel. as we get into the late evening hours, you can see d.c., baltimore currently seeing snow. also philly, new york. boston in the beginning stages right now. as we track this storm, this is 6:00 this evening. you can see heavy snow in d.c., new york, and boston during the evening. new york and d.c., you should be fine by the morning commute. boston may see some lingering showers in the wee hours of
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tomorrow morning. but then that pushing on out as we get into the afternoon. snow totals right here could see eight to ten inches around new york city and boston. brooke? >> we'll be looking for you and the rest of you throughout the evening. thanks the all of you. let me move along. just into us here at cnn, dna tests have now confirmed the human remains found alongside the east river in queens last week in new york are those of missing autistic boy avonte oquendo. the 14-year-old disappeared in early october and police have been working hard to try to find him. they have deployed dogs, they've searched sewers and waterways, putting up messages in local newspapers. we've even heard the voice of the mother. in subway stations trying to find him. just awful for this family now, to learn this. what more did you find out today? >> this is really sad news for the oquendo family. his parents had really never
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given up hope that they would eventually find avonte alive somewhere. and there was an incredible outpouring of support from new yorkers, from all corners of this city for this family. volunteers were showing up on a regular basis, a daily basis almost outside the school where he went missing. and they searched high and low for this little 14-year-old boy who could not communicate, an autistic teen who was supposed to be with a monitor at all times, but for some reason, as you can see in the video, he was able to get away from his monitor or left without somebody watching him for a moment. he walked out of the school and wasn't seen after that. it's extremely hard breaking for this family, who again really never gave up hope that they would eventually find him alive somewhere. >> steve, thank you very much with that. coming up next here, more warnings about bombers near the olympic games in sochi, russia.
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russian police are passing out these fliers, warning people to look out for these women, these so called black widows, women who could be planning a terrorist attack at the games. coming up next, what do we know about them and what's done to track them down. plus this -- >> you realize that you brainwashed me and you manipulated me and that what you did was wrong? >> yes. >> don't miss the rest of this conversation. the woman here says she was molested by her teacher as a little girl. she confronts that teacher on the phone. she posted this conversation online. it's raw emotion, coming up. [ male announcer ] at&t makes it easy to start your new year off right.
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winter olympics just a little over two weeks away. russian authorities are on the hunt for not just one, but three potential terrorists. you're looking at one of them. a black widow, part of russia's extremist female terrorist group, seeking to avenge the deaths of their husbands. and her description reads like something right out of central casting. she has this four-inch scar across her left cheek. she walks with a limp. she has this stiff left arm that apparently can't even bend at the elbow.
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and these wanted fliers of these women are being scattered across hotels in and around sochi. all of these women black widows. a fourth black widow killed in a gun battle over the weekend. u.s. law enforcement agents have spent the last couple of weeks interviewing people right here in the united states with ties to the caucus region. this is the region that includes dagestan. does dagestan sound familiar? it should. that is where the boston bomb suspects, the tsarnaev brothers, hail from. let's talk about this with bob bayer, former cia operative. bob, former cia -- you've been on the ground in situations like this. i mean, can you just explain to me exactly in the best detail as you can how are russians looking for these women? >> well, they've got their i.d.s. they're connected with terrorist groups. their husbands probably have
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died, it's not necessary, but these girls are committed to committing suicide with vests. for the russians, the problem is going to be that they're not going to look like they are in the pictures. they're going to dye their hair blonde. they speak native russian. they're going to put on fancy parkas. they're going to blend in to the olympic community there. they can check i.d.s. but in russia, these i.d.s are often sold. it's really sort of a monumental task to stop one of these girls from getting inside the olympic village for something like that. the russians are very good and they'll be on it. and i doubt they will. but truly, brooke, the problem is the rest of russia. i mean, how do you stop this in remote places, in st. petersburg. >> meaning, if everyone's eye is on the ball being sochi, with all of the security in the so-called ring of steel there, you're saying other places are not as impervious. >> yeah, exactly, brooke. you go for the soft targets. always go for the soft targets.
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all they have to do is disrupt it, embarrass russia, it's enough for them. attacking a tourist spot in moscow, for instance. how do you protect a big city like that? i mean, there's these girls are chechens, it doesn't really matter where they're from, they're out for revenge. and it's a monumental task, as i said. >> when we talk about targets, bob, and it's not just security here, it is civilians. we know about the war against russia that's been going on for quite a while. are they seeking to kill as many russians as possible, or are they not discriminating? >> i think frankly -- you know, it's hard to tell, to get inside their minds, but i think they'd be happy with foreigners. americans top on their list. anything to put pressure on the kremlin. you know, to give up in chechnya and the rest of these places. this has been a terrible war for the last 20 years. a lot of people have died. a lot of potential recruits.
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and the russians are nowhere near solving this. >> is this a newer wave of terrorism, bob baer, the fact that we know this heads-up has been given about this attack, the location, months out? >> well, they look more determined than most because these two attacks in volgograd, they used military explosives. if you look at the smoke, that gray smoke, it was very effective. this stuff shatters rather than just pushes. they tried to get the highest number of casualties they could. the fact that there's one after the other tells me it's a military sort of operation. that you're seeing more discipline than you would in a typical terrorist attack. >> bob baer, thank you. coming up next, christina perez -- chris christie. a dramatic look at how the controversy is impacting how people view him and his
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he is the youngest killer to die on south carolina's death row. now the family of the 14-year-old wants to bring his case back to clear his name. our affiliate wiis reports he confessed to killing two young girls back in 1944. a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old. right now there is a hearing under way to see if the case can be reopened. the judge pointed out he was charged, tried, convicted, and executed in some 80 days, and yet a cell mate says the boy told him he didn't do it. again, according to wis. >> i want everyone to understand that we're not here today to establish the guilt or innocence of george stenny in this case.
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he may very well have committed this crime. it is to determine whether or not he received a fair trial. >> one of his sisters took the stand. relatives of the murder victims stand behind his conviction and execution. a california woman outs her alleged sex abuser on youtube, and now the accused is out of a job as a vice principal at a high school. jamie says in 1999 when she was in the 8th grade, her then teacher started molesting her. she is now a mom, says she wanted to make sure the woman couldn't hurt other children. so she tracked down this alleged abuser, she repocorded the phon call with the vice principal -- until recently she was a vice principal. this youtube video now has some 360,000 views, and you'll see why. watch. >> you realize that you brainwashed me and you manipulated me and that what you
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did was wrong? >> yes. and i regret it. >> do you know that i am completely messed up, that i have so many issues because of you? >> i just wanted to help you. >> how is having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student helping? >> that wasn't anything that i had intended. i don't even know what happened. >> it's completely shocking to me that you are an assistant principal. are you doing this with other students too? >> no. >> is that how you help them? >> no. not at all. >> you should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself. >> i am. i am. >> how [ bleep ] dare you.
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>> i regret it every day. every day. >> you're disgusting. bye. somebody that's working with your kids in california. this is what she's getting away with because of the statute of limitations. does that seem right? do you want this person who just admitted to doing these things to me, do you want this person around your children? she's helping them. wow. >> hln's nancy grace joining me now. i want to get to the statute of
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limitations issue in just a minute. but i'm just curious, of all your years prosecuting cases, how often would you see a victim confront an alleged abuser? >> very, very rarely. especially when you say a victim, it can be a victim of anything. a mugging, of a rape, of a carjacking. but when it is a sex offense, hardly ever. hardly ever. now, a couple of times when i was -- i recall specifically a serial rapist that i was prosecuting. several of the ladies -- and i think it's because they gained strength from each other. they outright went after him in the courtroom. i was like oops, how did she get by me and attack him? but what happened is that when they get strong, the way this lady has become strong -- >> over the course of some years. >> over the years.
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right. you start to see attacks like this. confrontations like this. but typically, i would say anecdotally speaking, one out of 100 may verbally confront. that's why this is so profound. and this means so much to crime victims. >> that's what i wanted to hear. so now you see this woman, jamie carillo. and she knows the statute of limitations has run out after her ex teacher. but are there any chargers prosecutors could file at this point? >> well, there are some ways around the statute of limitations in criminal cases. i don't know how i can get one to apply to this, but there may be a way. for instance, when you have past recollection occurs now, remembered past recollection remembered, is what it's called under the way. some pain victims, the pain is awful, they block it out, very
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familiar with that. and then later in life, something will trigger their memory. they'll say oh my stars, our neighbor molested me when i was 4. and they truly remember then in very, very rich detail. very often, you can start a statute totaling right then at the time of the recollection remembered. that's not the case here. i'm just wondering if some emotional defense could apply, that says she was not able to confront or speak of the molestation until now. and can we get a tolling of the statute under some type of emotional mental defect argument. it's very, very possible, i think. i'm not through with this case. i'm going to hope and work with the law to see if there is a way around it. right now, it looks bleak. but i just want to say one more thing, because you kicked this segment off, with to my mind,
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the single most important thing, and that is confronting the perpetrator. because this is what happens. people go their whole life and they think nobody took up for me. i was a child. i couldn't fight back. i was molested over and over and over. nobody knew. i couldn't say anything. why didn't anybody take care of me? >> but the fact that she came forward -- >> and they live with that forever. and her speaking out is what every victim wants. whether you win the case or lose the case at trial, the fact that you stand up and you call them on it. that is what really matters. she did it. >> good for her. nancy grace, thank you very much. >> thank you for bringing this to light. >> you got it. i need to point out, cnn has reached out. we have not received a response from this former vice principal or the school district that they worked in. we're efforting that as well. watch nancy every night at 8:00 eastern on hln. thank you, thank you, thank you. coming up, on the day chris christie's inauguration happening in trenton, new
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jersey, for term number two, some stunning new poll numbers suggesting some opinions of americans when it comes to his presidential aspirations come 2016. we'll share that with you. also, mom knows best. in the same interview when she suggests her son jeb maybe shouldn't run for president, barbara bush says she loves bill clinton. hear why next. you're watching cnn. hey guys! sorry we're late. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things.
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just past the bottom of the hour, you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. it is a unique partnership, pairing two people on very different sides of the political spectrum. but bill clinton and the man he defeated in that 1992 presidential election, george h.w. bush, have formed a very tight bond since leaving the white house. and now in this new interview with c-span, barbara bush talks about why she thinks her husband and clinton are so close. >> my husband, bill clinton and i have become great friends. i think that he thinks of george a little bit like the father he didn't have. and he's very loving to him.
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and i really appreciate that. i love bill clinton. maybe not his politics, but i love bill clinton. >> clinton and bush have teamed up to work on humanitarian issues over the past decade. one was "time's" person of the year in 2012 and the other in 2013. now we're learning the two will meet and the world will be watching. what will president obama and the pope talk about? the top three potential conversation topics here coming up next. plus, remember the people stranded in antarctica over christmas and new year's? well, minutes ago, the ship that rescued them has finally reached land. we're live from the dock with more of their long and dramatic voyage. who drove to the control room [ woman ] driverless mode engaged. find parking space. [ woman ] parking space found. [ male announcer ] ...that secured the data that directed the turbines that powered the farm that made the milk that went to the store that reminded the man to buy the milk that was poured by the girl who loved the cat. [ meows ]
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so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, governor. >> that was the scene in trenton, new jersey today. governor chris christie taking the oath of office for the second term. how is this for a question today? what are the chances chris christie completes this full term? chemo, chris christie has huge ambitions. should he run for the white house and win, he would be inaugurated three years from yesterday. that's best case for chris christie. worst case, of course, the fact that he could be drummed out of trenton in scandal. take a look at this rotten news for chris christie, a poll released shortly after noon
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today. the question, would christie make a good president. 35% answered yes. keep in mind, that is actually down 15 points from november when that scandal involving alleged political payback erupted in christie's backyard. more numbers for you. look at this. separate national poll finds that nearly six in ten americans, 58%, do not believe christie, that he did not know his aides were plotting those traffic jams last summer on that george washington bridge, apparently to punish an enemy. ja jake tapper joins me live from trenton. zero mention of scandal in the governor's speech. pretty high-minded stuff for the most part. let's take a quick listen. >> we have to be willing to play outside the red and blue boxes that the media pundits put us in. we have to be willing to reach out to others who look or speak differently than us. we have to be willing to personally reach out a helping
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hand to a neighbor or friend, suffering from drug addiction or depression or the dignity stripping loss of a job. >> so that was part of his speech. let me just show one more poll here, really reflecting the damage from the scandal. 50% of those questioned, this is by quinnipiac university, say the scandal hurt christie, and now he loses a head-on match with hillary clinton by eight points, whereas before the scandal, it was pretty much a dead heat. so now all of this news, jake tapper, on a pretty important day for this man, not the news he wanted. >> reporter: no. it hasn't been the news he wanted. it hasn't been the last couple weeks hasn't gone the way he's wanted at all. what he wanted, what he was hoping for, for this month would be a month where he can show the nation taking center stage in a national way who he is and the image that he wanted to portray of somebody who was bipartisan, who got things done here in a
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blue state with a democratic state senate and the democratic legislature. and of course, everything that is been undercut by these accusations of potential corruption, according to the mayor of hoboken, political vengeance. everything that has gone against what he's been pitching himself as. he was pitching himself as the republican who can win over independents and some democrats. and that was the case in his re-election in november. but now you see his unfavorable ratings skyrocketing among those groups, doubling in a year. not the kind of month he wanted, no. >> so in a word, no. and now that we have the new poll numbers out, we've had first the subpoenas served. here's what i'm wondering. do you think it has to get worse for him before it gets better? >> well, i definitely don't think that this is over. because obviously we have the subpoenas. there's going to be testimony
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before this joint state assembly committee investigating the matter. and to be frank, the governor needs to come out and talk more about other allegations that have come forward. he gave that very long press conference after the bridgegate scandal happened on the day that he fired two top aides who seem to be implicated in those e-mails and text messages that were released. but since then, there have been other accusations from the mayor of hoboken and others, other questions, and he needs to talk about that. and i think one of chris christie's greatest strengths has been his ability to talk candidly and bluntly. that's what's got him as far as he's gotten. and we haven't really seen that since that press conference a couple weeks ago, brooke. >> okay. jake tapper. we'll see you in trenton for your show live at the top of the hour. try to stay warm there, my friend. meantime, president obama and pope francis, they have scheduled their very first face to face meeting. president obama travels to
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europe at the end of march with a stop at the vatican on march 27th. the president is said to be looking forward to discussing their shared commitment in fighting inequality. and that's a big issue for this pope. a papal emissary today told the financial elite at the davos economic summit to "ensure humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it." virtually all recent presidents -- we dug through these old pictures. they have met with the pope, often more than once. jimmy carter meeting with john paul ii. this was back in 1980. ronald reagan and john paul held one of their meetings in miami in 1987. and president obama did meet with pope benedict a couple years ago, july of '09. daniel biurke joins me now. goodness, what a fun trip to get to cover and to be a fly on the wall. what do you think they'll discu discuss? >> well, we polled a bunch of our top catholic sources and top political sources.
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time and time again, three big topics came up. president obama has called pope francis a "soulful messenger" on this topic. he's quoted him on a speech on income inequality. number two, people say the peace in the middle east, and particularly in syria. as we know, john kerry is working on hammering out a permanent peace solution between israel and palestinians. a papal endorsement of that peace deal would be a huge game changer, people say. the pope is expected, of course, to visit the holy land himself in may. and number three is an area where you might find some disagreement between pope francis and president obama. and that's the obama care's controversial contraceptive mandate. now, the bishops and other church groups are fiercely fighting that in court, and the realm of public opinion. the vatican's new secretary of state brought that up with john
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kerry at a meeting last week and we can expect that to be on the agenda again, the meeting between president obama and pope francis. >> you know, it's obvious to realize that of course the president's meeting with pope benedict will be different from the current pope, the very different popes. when you think of pope francis, he's known to be -- he's a little unpredictable, this man. he embraced the man with the facial deformity. he invited the homeless man to his birthday party. what should president obama be prepared for? >> well, you know, pope francis has certainly kept me on my toes as a member of the media. >> and we appreciate that. it's fun to cover. >> he's really fun to cover. if i was president obama, i would say expect the unexpected. people have described him as fairly feisty. so i would expect him to get down to the weeds, really talk about nuts and bolts stuff with obama. maybe press him on issues like
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releasing the debt for countries in the developing world. so it's really tough to predict, but i think that this pope really wants to talk about substantial stuff and not just have a ceremonial meeting. >> daniel burke, we'll be looking for it march 27th there at the vatican. this is cnn breaking news. >> some more breaking news for you. at this hour, former virginia governor bob mcdonald and his wife charged in a scandal involving money, involving gifts. let's go to our senior washington correspondent joe johns. joe, we know now former, but by a couple weeks. >> that's right, brooke. we've now got a couple sources confirming that the former governor of virginia bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen have been indicted on charges of accepting illegal gifts. now, those charges were filed in
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richmond, virginia, just today. this past summer, bob mcdonnell had said he intended to ride out his days as governor, which he did, but there was a swirl of controversy surrounding him and his family. it wasn't easy. the prosecutors were picking apart all of these questions about gifts. $150,000 in gifts and loans. other things of value from a guy named johnny williams, who was the ceo of a dietary supplement company that was called star scientific. these alleged gifts also included $15,000 paid to a former chef at virginia's executive mansion named todd schneider to cater the wedding of a mcdonnell daughter. schneider came under investigation by the state police for taking food from the mansion and ended up pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of embezzlement. that wasn't the beginning of his problems. a whole host of questions involving him and his wife
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apparently have now ended up in an indictment, and we are at this stage still looking to see the language and what specifically is charged with. but we do know it involves an allegation of accepting illegal gifts, brooke. >> i know you'll be working it tonight. we'll look for information here on the now former governor of virginia and wife indicted. joe, thank you very much. coming up next, the super bowl all of two weeks away. and guess what. the winner may indicate how well the stock market will do this year. we'll explain that. plus, they were stranded in antarctica for weeks, and minutes ago, that ship that rescued them reached land. live pictures from australia right now. we're live at the dock with more on their long and dramatic voyage. i have the flu, i took medicine but i still have symptoms. [ sneeze ]
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threat, a major security alert that your government and security forces have stated. can you tell me what you know about this threat, how dangerous is it? >> on public events, there are always some threats. not only in this country but in others. definitely we are aware of the consequences and we will take that into account during the olympics. i'm referring to the build-up of police forces and we want -- policemen will watch the process of the games. >> you heard medvedev saying that we've got this but the u.s. now has an evacuation plan that includes warships in the black sea to get the americans out.
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some special first steps about to get under way. remember the passengers stuck in the ice at the north pole? they are now docked in australia and in minutes they are about to touch land for the very first time in weeks. this chopper rescued them from this research vessel and brought them to the aurora astrolis. >> the helicopter is here to take us home. thanks, everyone. >> joining me now live from the dock, samantha brett from sky news australia. i can't believe they've been at sea this entire time. have you seen them yet? >> reporter: we have seen sign of them. they are very excited and arrived here to sunny skies and warm weather. they have been tweeting saying that they are loving the
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weather, of course. they actually got on the russian vessel on the 28th of november and have been at sea that entire time. they ran foo trouble on christmas eve, as you said. they were then stuck in thick ice and treacherous conditions and had to wait eight days to be rescued by a helicopter which was on board a chinese ice breaker. that was after three failed rescue attempts from ice breakers from france, china, and they couldn't even break through the thick ice. the helicopter rescue mission was a grueling mission. it took seven hours and had to ferry the passengers. we will meet them when they finally get off the vessel. brooke? >> i see all of the camera crews
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. in case you're just joining us, i just wanted to update breaking news out of texas. three bodies, a body of a man
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and two small children were found in a home at the ft. hood army base. officials are not releasing information at this time but there is no more threat. again, bodies found at this ft. hood army base at this location. we're going to get more information. stay tuned to cnn for that. question for you. what is a perfect march madness bracket worth? how about $1 billion. apparently warren buffett thinks so, at least. he's teamed up with quicken loans to offer fans a chance of becoming a billionaire. the offer is this. if you fill out a flawless nc basketball march madness bracket, you get the billion bucks. the chance is 1 in 9.2 quintrillion. the odds of guessing a super bowl winner is a little better,
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one out of two. they are playing february 2nd in rutherford, new jersey. you may be careful about what team you root for. it may affect your retirement portfolio. you heard me. your retirement. alison kosik is with me from the new york stock exchange. money, football, i don't get it. >> there is this long-standing tradition of sorts on wall street. it's called the super bowl indicator. ever hear of it? it's all about which team wins. so basically, here's how it goes. the dow will post an annual gain in the nfc team wins this year it's the seattle seahawks. you may want to root for them. wall street loves stuff like this. there's a lot of predictors that wall street goes about. there's the january barometer that says the first month of the year will predict what house stocks do for the year. on and on and on. so bottom line here, believe in
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this stuff, go for the seattle seahawks, brooke. >> i can hear bronco fans grumbling saying, this can't be true. i imagine the theory has been tested. how often does it actually happen? >> it's right about 80% of the time. but be careful here, analysts say, look, it may just be a coincidence, it could be random. the biggest implication for your portfolio is how the economy is doing. these days that really depends on what the fed is doing, what the stimulus program as well as well as the economic indicators that we report on. you know, the hard data, but it's fun to talk about. >> super bowl indicator, who would have thunk. alison kosik, thank you. before i let you go, you have to see this. you see a skier trigger the avalanche that buries him. here it comes. i just got butterflies. he had a camera attached to his
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camera. that's why we can see what happened here. the new snowfall hadn't had time to compact, hence the avalanche so we get video from him instead. thanks for being with me today. i'm brooke baldwin. now for "the lead" we go live to jake tapper in trenton, new jersey. jake? welcome to trenton, new jersey, home for the scandal, state for the horrific weather. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead, how far away is spring? almost two months exactly. snow is piling on to what is becoming a long hard winter. i can tell you, suppressing the shiver in my voice, it is brutal out here. the politics lead, governor chris christie. today is the first day of the rest of your administration. the governor and possible presidential hopeful ignoring the controversies currently plaguing his office and turning the page