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almost five years since hurricane maria, and puerto rico is getting walloped again now. "the lead" starts right now. rising water washing away bridges and roads as hurricane fiona slams into puerto rico. 1,000 people have been rescued and the majority of the eye land has lost electricity. then, president biden's administration securing another detainee's freedom. an american held captive in afghanistan for more than two years is released in a prisoner swap with the taliban. plus, an alarming, growing trend across the country. more books are being banned from
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school libraries and reading lists in more districts and states, according to a new report. welcome to "the lead," i'm jake tapper. we start with our national lead. hurricane fiona wreaking havoc on several caribbean islands. the storm made landfall as a category 1, but expected to become a major hurricane after it hit puerto rico on sunday, knocking out the entire power grid there. puerto rico, still recoverining from hurricane maria in 2017, is suffering catastrophic flooding. you can see this bridge, which was rebuilt after hurricane maria, being swept away by the rushing waters. another river, rising to 29 feet, surpassing the record set in 2017. we're going to start our coverage with laila santiago, in
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part rico, where most communities are still struggling without power. >> reporter: almost the entire island of puerto rico remains in the dark after hurricane fiona slam into the southwestern coast of the island sunday afternoon. pounding rainfall causing catastrophic mudslides and flooding. the storm coming just as parts of the island were finally recovering from hurricane maria five years ago. >> it's been rough. we've been struggling to get this neighborhood back from maria. everything was destroyed. and we just -- we just -- not all the way back, but we just halfway back. a lot of people more than maria lost their houses now. lost everything on their houses because the flooding. >> reporter: this is the neighborhood where the national guard had to come and rescue people. still a lot of flooding. i can hear generators powering the home. and it is still pouring down with rain. neighbors looking out, wondering
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exactly what will come next, as hurricane fiona, the remnants of it, continue to demolish this area. the family rescued overnight now safely in a shelter. she says this was worse than maria. she's pointing out that they've already been under water for 24 hours and the rain is still coming down, so, she's concerned about the 2,500 families that she says are impacted by this here. about 1,000 people rescued from flood waters. hundreds more efforts under way, as emergency responders try to navigate through difficult to reach areas. the interior part of the island saw this bridge wash down the river. on the west side of the island, rainfall swelling a river, surpassing its previous record high set during hurricane maria, now gouging to over 29 feet, the
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national weather service said. while a few hospitals have regained power, emergency workers are racing to get electricity back to the island. >> it takes so long to get things back up because so many of the systems are connected, and some of the main lines go through the hills there and if those main lines get damaged, they don't have the ability to get the other sections up and running. >> reporter: overnight, president biden approving an emergency declaration from puerto rico that authorizes all emergency measures needed, including fema. >> fema is working with the sweat and their emergency management structure. >> reporter: and jake, we've just learned the governor confirming that there have been two deaths in the sheltershelte. at this point, they believe they were natural causes, but you know, that is part of the concern. people here are fearing the worst. and i have got to mention the timing here. tomorrow will be the five-year
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anniversary of hurricane maria, so, there's a lot of anxiety and trauma, people remembering that five years ago today, they were left for months without power and water, so, there is a lot of anxiety among people who were looking out, wondering what will happen next, when this will stop, how quickly will emergency crews be able to respond, given that now, you're likely going to see a lot of runoff coming from the interior and the month nous areas, jake. >> all right, leyla, thank you. joining us now, major general jose reyes, the commanding officer of the puerto rican national guard. you are leading the national guard response in puerto rico. what are you seeing on the ground there? do your officers have what they need to manage the storm and help the people of puerto rico? >> we do have all the resources. many lessons that we learned after hurricane maria, starting with the prepositioning of e equipment and personnel 72 hours before the impact of this type of natural disaster.
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so, we did preposition all of our personnel and equipment, within the 27 armories that we have around the island. with that said, we have currently conducted over 30 missions of search and rescue and to protect the life that resulted in over 1,000 people being rescued in areas that were completely flooded. biggest difference between hurricane maria and hurricane fiona is the amount of rain that the hurricane brought to puerto rico. many areas, over 30 inches of rain. yes, hurricane maria brought about 40 inches, but it was in a specific area along the center of the island. that's not the case with hurricane fiona. it brought rain all over the island and many of the areas and
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suburban areas were completely flooded, so, we have been searching and rescue missions, as well as clearance missions. >> so, the storm wiped out the entire power grid. some power has been restored to parts of the island, but most of the people on the island are without power. in 2017, after hurricane maria, some homes didn't have power restored for months. might that repeat itself with this storm? >> i don't think that will be the case. the private company that runs the electricity in puerto rico now used to be run by the government, they are doing their assessment, they are ready, utilizing their three helicopters and flying over the main distribution lines in puerto rico to conduct an assessment of the damages, but most of the damages on the e island were caused by the amount of rain, not by the speed of the
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winds that we -- that we experienced here in puerto rico that average about 75 miles, because most of the wind or damages caused by the winds were on the southern part of the island. that's not the case in the rest of the island. >> so, we have video of a bridge being swept away from flooding from hurricane fiona. this bridge was rebuilt in 2018 after it was damaged by hurricane maria. the construction cost, more than $780,000. can the island afford to keep rebuilding every few hurricane seasons? >> well, it is important to mention that that bridge was a temporary bridge, it was not the scheduled permanent bridge to be located there. yes, the national guard helped to put together this type of bridge. these are typical bridges that we use in the armed forces that
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the government of puerto rico did acquire to cover some areas that were isolated as a result of hurricane maria. but it was not the permanent bridge, scheduled for it. as a matter of fact, that bridge was scheduled for construction to begin next year, 2023. >> all right, mayor general jose reyes, thank you. stay in touch with our team. sometimes if people aren't able to get the help they need from the federal government, it helps to have the news media shining a light and we are willing to help our friends in puerto rico with that. thank you so much. >> greatly appreciate it. let's turn to our world lead now and the queen's final journ knee. leaders from around the globe joined the royal family to say their final good-byes. max foster followed every step of the funeral attended by thousands and watched by millions in a final tribute to seven decades on the throne.
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>> reporter: prime ministers, presidents, leaders, and dignitaries from around the world. more than 2,000 inside london's westminster abbey. joined together in chorus. the lord is my shepherd, the queen's favorite him. sung during her wedding to prince philip in this hall when she was a 21-year-old princess. the younger royal generation, charlotte and george, joined the procession. their attendance the prince and princess of wales took time to consider, cnn understands. decades of meticulous preparation and centuries of tradition. the queen was vumental in planning this funeral. her family escorted the coffin. drawn by one 1 42 royal navy personnel. the short journey from westminster hall to westminster abbey. draped in the royal standard and topped with the imperial state
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crown. amid the wreath, a hand-written note from the king. "in loving and devoted memory, charles r. ". >> few leaders receive the outpouring of love that we have seen. >> reporter: after readings and blessings for two minutes, the att attendees, the choir, and the nation all fell silent. big ben tolled 96 times. guns unloaded as the procession continued on its final journey. crowds lined the streets, all the way along the route, from london to windsor. the military flanked the three-mile long walk leading to the castle. at the end of the ceremony, the crown, the orb, the center, were removed by the crown jeweler, separating the queen from her crown for the final time.
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for the first time, performing the ritual on camera, the most senior official in the royal household, the lord chamberlain, broke his wand of office and placed it on the coffin, symbolizing the end of his and the monarch's service. as the coffin lowered, the sovereign piper, who for decades played for elizabeth every morning as her personal alarm clock, sounded the final lament t at her majesty's request. ♪ the period of national mourning in the united kingdom has officially ended, but for the royal family, it continues for another week. a chance for the family to reset, recuperate before royal diaries start again with king charles as the monarch. jake? >> all right, max foster, thank you so much for that report. and along with thousands of mourners, a sendoff from the queen's beloved animals. royal welch corgis, usually at
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her majesty's feet, they awaited their owner's coffin today along with the queen's favorite horse, emma. let's bring in cnn's clarissa ward. clarissa, we understand the queen has been officially buried now? >> reporter: that's right, jake. so, there was a private ceremony for the royal family at about 7:30 p.m. and we are now learning that the queen has been laid to rest in her final resting place now, in a sort of annex in that chapel, in the king george vi memorial chapel. she's buried there with her sister, with her mother and father and her beloved husband of 73 years, prince fillphilip, been moved to be buried alongside her. this was something, jake, the queen had really participated heavily in the planning for her own funeral. every single detail carefully choreographed over many years to
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make sure it was just exactly as she wished for it to be, jake. >> and clarissa, we saw the queen's crown removed from her coffin today. the next person to wear it will be king charles at his coronation, presumably after it's been adjusted to better fit him. do we know when that will happen? >> reporter: well, that's the big question, and the answer simply, jake, is that we don't know exactly. it should happen within the year, from what we're hearing, no one expects it to happen this year. but there's been some possible discussion about spring of next year, but really, that eke speculative. what you're referring to today was this sort of extraordinary symbolic moment, where you saw the crown taken from atop of the royal coffin, placed on the mantle and then sort of a symbolic handover of power, as you will, a seamless transition from the queen, that crown taken away from her for the last time,
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as king charles iii now assumes his royal duties, jake. >> you've been working all day there, from early morning to now. give us a sense of the day, was it somber, was it respectful, was there anything about it that was celebratory, i mean, 70-year reign is unheard of. >> reporter: it is, and i think everybody who was out on the streets today, the hundreds of thousands in london and here in windsor, seemed to be really cognizant of that, and feeling the intensity and the weight and the import of the moment, in terms of the sense of witnessing an historic event. it was interesting, because it felt very somber, very reverential at times, very quiet and thoughtful, and then in other moments, particularly as you saw the royal hearse drive by in that procession, you would see the crowd sort of spontaneously erupt into applause, cheering, clapping. wanting to show not just sadness
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at the passing of the queen, but also joy at having witnessed and lived under her reign and being able to participate in this historic moment to bid her farewell, jake. >> all right, clarissa ward, thank you so much. the russian invaders may be gone, but life in newly ly lib rated parts of ukraine is far from easy. plus, a new look at the lengths that florida's and texas's governors went to convince migrants to travel to massachusetts. massachusetts. stay with us. ♪how about stay the night then strut on home♪ ♪day 1, i'm in loveve with your strut♪ ♪day 2, i'm in love with your ststrut♪ ♪day 3, i'm in love with your strut♪ ♪guess s what, i'm in love with your strut♪ ♪i like youour strut,♪ ♪do you wanna go struttin' struttin'♪ ♪you like my strut♪ ♪do you wanna go struttin' struttin'♪ ♪you like my strut♪ ♪then let's go struttin' right now♪ ♪
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in our world lead now, ukraine's defense ministry says it's found at least 440 unmarked graves in a mass burial site in the recently liberated city of izium. it sits near the border of the kharkiv and donetsk regions and served as a key hub for russia during its five months of occupation. ukrainian president zelenskyy says some of the bodies discovered showed signs of torture. zelenskyy blaming russia for what he calls cruelty and terrorism, a charge, of course, the kremlin disputes. cnn's ben wedeman traveled to izium.
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>> reporter: help arrives in izium. bags of barley meal. tins of food. waiting her turn, anessa shrugs off the tribulations of late. she's seen worse. "we survived world war ii" when i was little," she tells me. a surgeon hands out medicine. sedatives are in high demand. >> half of a year, six months, without any help. you can understand what do they -- just imagine what do they feel? >> reporter: liberation from russian isn't the end of izium's troubles. much of the city was severely bombarded before falling to russia in spring. there's no running water, no electricity, no heat. crowds gather to charge cell phones off an army generator and make calls. ten minutes per person. using internet provided by a satellite connection.
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lubov and her daughter angel la are calling relatives. they want to leave. winter is coming. "people will freeze," angela warns. "older people won't survive." they also fear the russians could return. nearby, the signs of their hasty retreat. helmets strewn outside a house russian soldiers commandeered. bread crumbs still on the table. insects make a meal of fruit half eaten. on the edge of town, the remains of russia's once vaunted army, before a monument harking back to a different time, which now seems like the distance past. natasha shows me a newspaper distributed during the occupation. what does she think of him? "i haven't thought anything good about him since 2000," she says. "he destroyed everything in russia." the paper does, however, come in handy.
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and the russians may be down, but they're not out. just a few minutes ago, we heard air raid sirens here in the city of kharkiv and our producer saw what looked like a missile interception. in fact, this morning, four missiles landed just over a mile away from here, so, the ru russians, they may have taken a bit of a blow from this kharkiv offensive, but they can still cause a lot of damage. jake? >> ben wedeman, thank you so much. coming up, an american man is heading back to the u.s. after the biden administration conducts a prisoner swap with the taliban. stay with us. ever wonder what everyone's doing on their phones? they're investing with merrill. think miss allen is texting for backup? no she's totally in charge.
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and we're back with more in our world lead. an american held captive in afghanistan for more than two years is now free. the u.s. engaged in a prisoner swap with the taliban government of afghanistan. u.s. navy veteran nmark er frer, who was kidnapped in the country in 2020, was traded for a prominent member of the taliban in u.s. prison for drug trafficking. let's bring in cnn's kylie at wood, who has been tracking the developments, and this prisoner swap has been a top priority for president biden. >> reporter: that's right. a senior administration official said that this release was months in the making, saying that it became clear over the last few months that the key to securing marker erer mark's rh
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t this. it took, obviously, a few months, from the time that this green light was given to get the wheels turning here. and the biden administration said they did do a u.s. government review that assessed there wouldn't be any material change to the risk emanating from afghanistan to americans or to the current drug trade in afghanistan by freeing noorzai. we should note that mark frerichs is currently on his way to germany, where he is going to get medical treatment as part of a post-captivity program that the u.s. government runs. >> and there are talks with another possible prisoner swep. the u.s. has been trying to get back brittney griner, as well as paul whelan. secretary of state antony blinken is at the u.n. general assembly gathering today, along with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. do we know if they are meeting to discuss this at all? >> reporter: well, listen, the
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state department has said there is no scheduled meeting, and that is an area that we'll be watching, however, because the state department has said if there is, you know, any remote possibility that a meeting could actually advance their efforts to get home paul when land and brittney griner, then they would entertain it. but as of right now, it doesn't seem like that's the direction they're heading in. we should note that linda thomas greenfield, the ambassador to the united nations for the u.s. told you, jake that the russians will be isolated here in the united nations for the general assembly. >> all right, kylie, thank you so much. turning to our national lead. and growing calls for an investigation after migrants were shipped north by republican g governors ron desantis and greg abbott, who democrats and activists accuse of a political stunt by luring migrants onto buses only to leave them stranded.
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but as cnn's miguel marquez reports, desantis is not backing down from using these techniques. >> reporter: an indication of how some migrants are being convinced to travel from red states to blue. a pamphlet provided to asylum seekers going from texas to martha's vineyard. you the pamphlet offers refugee assistance, including cash and employment services. all the migrants flown to martha's vineyard were seeking asylum, not refugee status. more pulses, more migrants. shipped from texas to new york city. no heads up, no coordination. >> this is, as we stated, a humanitarian crisis created by human hands and it is an all hands on deck moment. >> reporter: mayor adams blaming texas governor greg abbott, who
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continues to send bus loads of my grants to new york city. six buses arriving today. at least 22 over the weekend. >> when we reached out to governor abbott and stated, can we coordinate, can we identify, you know, who is traveling here, that we don't have to guess this, they refused to do so. >> reporter: the influx pushing new york city's shelter system to its limit, the mayor says. more than 11,000 asylum seekers passing through new york city's shelter system since may. some 2,500 arriving from texas alone. >> to relief our communities, we have to continue these bussing operations. >> reporter: with a sharp increase in border crossings, republican governors say sanctuary cities and states are legitimate destinations. this man says he had a 40-day journey to the u.s. border with a child. they were sent from texas to d.c. "we didn't know where we were going," he says. "the bus left us here and they
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didn't tell us where we were, they just left us here. and that's it." these republican governors say the migrants are willingly going and vow to continue their relocation programs. >> there's also going to be buses and there will likely be more flights but i'll tell you this, the legislature gave me $12 million, we're going to spend every penny of that to make sure that we're protecting the people of the state of florida. >> reporter: florida's governor defended sending two planes of asylum seekers to martha's vineyard last week with funds provided by his state legislature. the law says migrants must be in florida and illegal. those shipped to martha's vineyard were in texas and here legally. all those we spoke to having applied for asylum to escape the oppressive venezuelan regime. >> so, they've been in texas, identifying people that are trying to come to florida and
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then offering them free transportation to sanctuary jurisdictions. >> reporter: so, mayors and governors across the country are trying to figure out what they can do to stop the practice, if they can do something legally, even going so far as asking the u.s. department of justice to step in. it is not clear at this point that they can or they will. keep in mind, republican governors who are doing this say everyone going is doing it willingly. jake? >> all right, miguel marquez, thank you so much. growing questions about some weird moments at the trump rally over the weekend. stay with us. because with miro, they could problem solve together, and find the answer that was right under ththeir nose. or... hihis nose.
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review those seized tmaterials. cnn's jessica schneider is following this for us. >> reporter: jake, they want two things here. they want to actually get back to using those 100 classifies documents they seized from mar-a-lago that they've since been restricted from using. the lower court judge here says they could no longer use those 100 classified documents with their grand jury proceedings and the overall investigation. the second thing they want is, they want to restrict trump's lawyers and the special master from looking and getting their hands on that classified -- those classified documents, as well. so, they're looking for both of these things and really time is of the essence here. trump's team has to reply to this appeal by noon tomorrow. the special master is ready to get to work. he's been ordered to review 11,000 of these documents by the end of november. that includes the 100 classified
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documents that are at issue here, and, of course, as part of their appeal, doj wants to restrict the special master from looking at these documents. we'll see how quickly the appeals court gets moving here. >> both sides are set to meet with the special master tomorrow. >> reporter: right this is the first move by the special master. he's the senior judge in brooklyn at the federal courthouse, so, that's where the hearing will be, a preliminary conference tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. this was all ordered by judge cannon. she wants to get a scheduling order put into effect. so, he has to confer with trump's attorneys as well as doj attorneys. they have to decide how this schedule, how this review process is going to move forward, because again, time is of the essence. the special master has to get the documents reviewed by the end of november. but the big question here, will the appeals court step in in the meantime and maybe restrict what the special master can review as it pertains to the 100
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classified documents. jake? >> jessica, thank you. form president trump address ed a rally this weekend. there were many bizarre moments, including what appears to be echoes of the qanon conspiracy theory. propaganda that trump has shared in recent weeks. sara sidner is live with more on this. sara, can you point to the things that trump said or did that are linked to the qanon conspiracy? >> reporter: yeah, jake, this weekend, trump made a very ominous speech about the decline of america and while doing so, music began playing and the music sounded exactly like a song called "where we go one, we go all." a slogan used over and over and over again by qanon.
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for some in the qanon world, this was another symbol, a wink and a nod to them, that donald trump is a believer in their conspiracies. but that pales in comparison to something that trump did that indicated a sinner guy with qanon. tr the image, trump wearing a qanon pin. this is a direct reference to the qanon conspiracy that trump is going to return to power and get rid of his opponents by jailing and executing them. some qanon believers say that trump's democratic opponents are evil, they drink the blood of children, and that they are part of a shadowy cabal of pedophiles. people are motivated enough to make waves politically and it appears that donald trump wants
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to engage them. these are not at all the first links that donald trump has made with qanon, but this past weekend, have been the most overt. we were able to speak to a trump spokesperson who responded to questions about the song that was played, saying it was not a qanon song at all, but a song called "mirror" and then said this, that the fake news is a pathetic attempt to create controversy and divide america and is brewing up another don spir si about a royalty free song from a popular audio library platform. now, the way that media matters, a group which tracks right wing political extremists in media, says trump has posted or reposted more than 100 messages linked to qanon since the beginning of the year, jake. >> it's unsettles, because people who believe in this insane theory have actually taken the law into their own hands and killed individuals. what is the danger of a president engaging and winking and nodding with this group of
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conspiracy theorists, just beyond the sheer madness of what they believe? >> reporter: yeah, it's a really good point that needs to be made. in june, cnn reported that the fbi warned lawmakers that qanon conspiracy theorists may carry out more acts of violence as they move from what they call themselves digital soldiers to taking action in the real world. violent action. the report suggests the failure of qanon predictions to materialize has not led to followers leaving and abandoning their conspiracy theories. and the fbi thinks that may lead to more violence, jake. >> insane. sara sidner, thank you so much. who is behind the growing book banning movement happening in more schools and libraries in more states? stay with us. ine. because when you feel fly, you look fly. um jamie? i'm pretty sure that was my line.
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in our buried lead, that's what we call stories we do not think are getting enough attention, at least 50 groups are fighting to ban books in u.s. schools. that's according to a nonprofit literary advocacy organization. a new report says these groups are fighting to ban material related to race and lgbtq rights and critical race theory and more. joining us now to discuss, jonathan friedman, the director of free expression and education programs at penn america. your report breaks down the subject matters that there are pushes to be banned, a majority have lgbtq themes or a
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protagonist of color. explain more if you would. and obviously the devil's advocate argument would be i don't want my first grader reading anything having to do with sexuality, much less lgbtq or heterosexual anything. >> yeah, thanks for having me. i'm happy to talk about this. in district after district, we've been tracking book bans, efforts to remove and restrict and diminish access to literature for young people. and the trends are very clear, that lgbtq books, books that touch on race and racism or books that have any kind of sexual content, whether it's a book, a young adult work of fiction that has a couple kissing or a book teaching a young person about puberty is on the chopping block. it's the same books being targeted everywhere. now, parents do have a right to get involved, have a voice, bring their concerns to teachers, to librarian, to school districts, but increasingly we are not seeing any kind of regular processes being instituted in response to those demands.
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some demand the book is removed and they don't want it for their own child but immediately that book is taken away from everybody else. you can't run schools that way. >> in the news media, i've seen stories of basically librarians getting death threats, where they have to remove the books because otherwise they're afraid to come into work. >> they're afraid to come into work, they're harassed on their daily jobs. some have been threatened for speaking out even in their role as public citizens. and in a lot of cases, you know, you see the same kinds of ideas circulating online and now being enacted. in pride month in january there was a movement called hide the pride to remove from school -- from public libraries, not just school libraries, any books with any lgbtq content whatsoever, to hide them from people who might want to take them. that's sabotaging a public institution for the sake of one ideological contingent. >> so i have read over the course of the years instances of
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progressives trying to ban books, "to kill a mockingbird." "huckleberry finn," "tom sawyer." >> book banning is not a partisan issue. you see indeed efforts over time to challenge books in schools from both the left and the right. what we need to do is come together and understand that literature exists for people to read it, to consume it freely and publicly. our concern really is with the encroachment upon those rights for young people. it's true that in the past there have been threats from the left and it's not to say there won't be again. but right now when you look at the 2,500 plus bans that we have tracked in the '21-'22 school year, overwhelmly the groups behind this lean conservative and they want to remove books that reflect what they see as progressive ideologies. >> the report also breaks down demands by state. texas has more than 750 bans in
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the state. florida coming up second. second most bans. are we going to start to see a divide in the country where kids in blue states and red states are receiving a vastly different education, or are we already there? >> we may indeed already be there. textbooks historically have been written in different ways for different parts of the country, and there is no question that this issue is breaking down along those traditional battle lines. but for even in red districts in red states, there are many people who live there who represent diverse intellectual perspectives, different viewpoints, and they all ought to be able to go to a school library, feel welcome and find books that speak to them and their identities. >> so while this movement has existed for more than a decade, you've never seen it operate at quite this scale. what do you think is behind this new push to ban books? >> i mean there are a few things making this moment unprecedented. one is that it's not just about book banning in local school districts, it comes at the same
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time as we've seen a raft of legislative bills proposed in states around the country. what we at penn have called educational gag orders. those are bills to restrict or censor what teachers can talk about in classrooms and the curriculum that they can employ. so this is happening on multiple tracks at once. it parallels really historical periods like the red scares after the first and second world war. then it was about rooting out communism but today it's anything that a particular contingent doesn't like. so it's kind of a roving target and that's what's making this unprecedented. a lot of politicians are getting involved. and across the board many school districts are failing to uphold basic process when it comes to these demands. you can't run a school library if you remove books just because one person objects to them. across the country people are being removed from school libraries when the books aren't even in those libraries to begin with. >> jonathan friedman, thank you
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