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>> axelrod: the california terror suspects. why did they do it? isis now says the couple who killed 14 peems were members of their caliphate. the gap between what chicago police documents say and what the video shows in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. sex trafficking, a growing problem, and in one american city it's been a family business. >> i don't think people really realized how big it was until just recently. >> axelrod: get ready, a series of storms is taking aim at the northwest, bringing flooding rains, powerful wind, and host mountain snow. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod and this is a
western edition of the broadcast. early this morning, the f.b.i. raided a home in riverside, california, right next door to where the family of syed farook used to live. while federal agents won't say yet what they found, isis now claims farook and his 29-year-old pakistani-born wife tashfeen malik were "soldiers of the caliphate." the couple died in a shoot-out with police after the attack this past wednesday. our coverage tonight begins with carter evans. >> reporter: authorities today raided the home of a man who may have provided the two assault rifles used in wednesday's massacre in san bernardino. cbs news has confirmed enrique marquez was a childhood friend of suspect syed farook. we're also learning more about farook's wife, tashfeen malik. her student i.d. from pakistan points to a highly educated woman who lived in this home and was trained as a pharmacist. just how she became a suburban
california housewife turned mass murderer, along with her husband, is at the heart of the investigation. the couple's redlands apartment was also an arsenal with 12 pipe bombs and 6700 bullets. in a dumpster nearby, federal investigators recovered two smashed cell phones. law enforcement sources tell cbs news they were in contact with at least one individual on the terror watch list. david bowdich is with the f.b.i. what of that are you ready to confirm publicly. >> what i'm ready to confirm is there are some telephonic connections between these two individuals-- at least one of these individuals -- and other subjects of our investigation. >> reporter: the f.b.i. won't say who those subjects are, but evidence from the couple's home might be key to explaining if and how they became radicalized. among the items seized: memory cards, audio cassettes, notebooks, and receipts from gun shops. also a mystery-- why they chose to attack farook's workplace
holiday party and if they were ready to strike again. do you think they were planning another attack? >> yeah, i think they were doing something. >> reporter: former redlands police chief jim buermann says this may signal a change in the way terrorists choose their targets. >> we seek simplistic answers. it's either radicalized violence or it is workplace violences and the reality is, it could be both. >> reporter: jim, authorities are asking everyone in the area to be on the lookout and be vigilant. they've established a hot line and they're now taking calls from anyone who may have seen something suspicious. >> axelrod: carter evans in san bernardino, thank you. muslims who worshipped at the same mosque as the suspects now find themselves balancing a complicated set of emotions -- sadness, grief, and fear. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: hostile voice mails directed at innocent muslims have been left at the san bernardino mosque where mass
shooter syed rizwan farook prayed almost daily during his lunch break. do you feel betrayed by the actions of someone who prayed beside you? >> no, because his actions do not reflect what the community stands for or what the religion stands for. we have nut cases, for lack of a better word, in every community, every ethnicity. >> it has nothing to do with the religion or faith. this is a crime. >> reporter: salihan kondoker and his wife attended the same mosque as the male shooter. she also worked with the gunman. she is one of the people who was shot but survived. >> you cannot really put in the same category as other muslims. >> reporter: also on friday, liberty university president jerry fallwell jr. told a crowd of students-- >> if more good people can conceal carry permits, then we could end those muslims before they walked in and killed. >> reporter: falwell later
wrote on twitter he was talking about terrorists. one woman posted on facebook: >> reporter: back here at the mosque in san bernardino where the shooter prayed, those messages of hate have been forwarded to the f.b.i. most of the voice mails received, we're told, were from people around the country offering support to the people who pray at this mosque. jim, as of tonight, security around the property has been increased. >> axelrod: david, thank you. president obama will address the nation about the san bernardino attacks and on the broader fight against terrorism. cbs will carry the address live in a special report. scott pelley will anchor our coverage from washington tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. the horror of this latest mass
shooting has reignited the familiar debate over gun control. for the first time in nearly 100 years today, the "new york times" ran an editorial addressing the issue on its front page. julianna goldman has the points and the counter-points. >> reporter: in its page one editorial, the "new york times" writes, "it is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency." and that certain weapons like the slightly modified combat rifles used in the san bernardino attacks "must be outlaud for civilian ownership." it was immediately dismissed by republicans. >> it's typical liberal clap-trap from the "new york times." >> reporter: in an interview for sunday's "face the nation," g.o.p. presidential candidate chris christie said democrats are using the suspected terrorist attack to push for tighter gun control. >> so ting would have been a lot better if they had guns in that room, somebody to protect. they could have protected themselves if they had guns. >> reporter: as they respond
to the regularity of mass shootings, cristy and other g.o.p. hopefuls have said the solution lies in expanding mental health services and letting americans arm themselves. >> you don't stop the bad guys by taking away our guns. you stop the bad guys by using our guns. >> reporter: and conservative blocker eric erickson, posted this picture of saturday's paper on instagram, shot up with seven bullet holes. this week, senate democrats failed to pass two gun control measures, one to expand background checks for guns purchased online and at gun shows, the other to keep individuals on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms. less-expansive actions than the assault weapons ban that the "times" is advocating. congress has shown no willingness to revisit an assault weapons ban or other tougher measures that they failed to pass in the wake of the sandy hook school massacre. december 14 marking the three-year anniversary when 26 school children and staffers
were killed. >> axelrod: juliana, thank you. police in great britain are investigating a stabbing at a london tube station today as a terrorist incident. one man was seriously hurt in the attack in the east london. the suspect also threatened several others before being tased and arrested. the video of chicago police officer jason van dyke shooting laquan mcdonald 16 timess was enough for prosecutors to charge him with first degree murder. but tonight, newly released documents detail a very different story chicago police officers told right after mcdonald was killed. here's anna werner. >> reporter: in this video, 17-year-old laquan mcdonald is seen walking away from officers before he is shot by officer jason van dyke. but at least four officers claimed to investigators that mcdonald was moving toward van dyke. van dyke said himself mcdonald swung a knife at him and continued to advance. another officer said mcdonald got closer and closer to the officers. at no time does the video show
mcdonald approaching the officers. it does show after van dyke shot mcdonald, the 17-year-old lay prone on the pavement as the shots continued, 16 rounds in 14 seconds. but some officers' accounts sound quite different. at least two claimed mcdonald was attempting to get up, while still armed with a knife. van dyke faces murder charges. he told investigators he feared for his life. he also told them he had seen this, a 2012 bulletin warning officersave weapon which appeared to be a knife but was actually capable of firing a bullet. van dyke's attorney had no comment on the discrepancies between the reports and the video. the release of the reports follows demonstrations and accusations of a police cover-up. on tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel fired the senate's police superintendent. but that hasn't satisfied some opponents. >> there are calls for the mayor to resign. did you consider that? >> no. we have a process. it's called the election.
the voters spoke. >> reporter: the shooting is more investigation by the u.s. attorney's office. anna werner, cbs news, new york. >> axelrod: two days after the pentagon announced women can now serve in all combat roles, mesh has its first female combat engineer. specialist skylar anderson of the vermont national guard. among other duties, combat engineers are the ones who clear explosives, like land mines and i.e.d.s. still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, we will hear from a sheriff who upons to combat gun violence by having more people in his county carry guns.
>> axelrod: we have been consumed this week by news of the latest mass shooting in america and the very many opinions about how to make us all safer. meg oliver reports on the idea of a sheriff in upstate new york who is asking those he's sworn to protect to help him out by arming themselves. >> reporter: the images of mass shootings are relentless.
>> we have upwards of 30 hostages. >> reporter: nearly every week, another release of dispatch calls, another new vigil honoring those lost. all of it makes people want to do something. ulster county sheriff paul van barclun felt compelled to act. >> i just felt i would remind our people out there who went through the process and have the right-- it's not a second amendment issue. these people already are permitted to carry guns. >> reporter: in a facebook post that quickly went viral the sheriff wrote, "i urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. we must be prepared to act at any given moment." sheriff, how can a handgun compete with a shooter coming in armed with an assault-style weapon. >> it's better than nothing. you know, i would never want to see people walking around with long guns. >> reporter: the sheriff has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails after his post, some from as far away as alaska. he said most of them are supportive but not all law enforcement agrees. new york police commissioner bill bratton.
>> good luck to him. i'm not supportive of that at all. >> reporter: ulster county is two hours north of new york city with a population of nearly 200,000. the sheriff estimates 10,000 people here own gun permits. >> a lot of pages. >> reporter: residents walter baschnagel and his son, jordan, picked up forms to file for eye gun permit saturday. >> in light of everything that's going oi think as the sheriff indicated, you know, we should do our duty and carry if we have a permit. >> reporter: some critics say the sheriff's post was politically motivate. the sheriff disputes that saying he's not up for reelection for another three years. jim. >> axelrod: meg oliver in kingston, new york, thank you. it may feel like a lot longer given the mass shootings in colorado springs and san bernardino but the paris terror attacks were just three weeks ago. friend and family gathered last night to remember nohemi gonzales. she was the 23-year-old from california killed in the paris attacks. her father reynaldo called her his princess and said he is still picking up the pieces of
>> axelrod: forced prostitution is a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry that can be found in just about any american city, but marlie hall reports one city in particular is generating a culture that has turned sex trafficking into a family business. >> reporter: on milwaukee's west side, chandra cooper is looking for prostitutes. >> my dad was a pimp. my dad was a violator. >> reporter: that's why she's on a mission to give back what her father has taken. >> we're going to be out here looking for you. >> reporter: we joand her on one of her weekly late-night crusade to rescue women and girls forced into prostitution by offering them an alternative. >> and saying, "come olet's go. we can do this. we can do this together. take my hand." sometimes that hand is-- they're
not willing to take your hand. >> reporter: her mission is becoming more difficult. in 2012, milwaukee police identified about 50 pimps operating in the city. now they're track more than 200. sensitive crimes captain aimee obregon says her decision division is overwhelmd and understaffed. how come you only have three detectives assigned to sex trafficking? >> i don't think people really realized how big it was until just recently and, again, so that's why i'm working as hard as i can to get more investigators. >> reporter: this undercover detective says trafficking here is a family business, handed down through generations. it's earned milwaukee the nickname "pimp school." >> the fathers teach their sons. their uchgles teach their 97 excuse their sons. and it's a constantly growing environment. forcing young individuals, whether male or female. >> reporter: according to federal documents, milwaukee pimps participate in "pimp
roundtables" in which they share business practices. >> a pimp can make $500,000 on one girl in one year. >> reporter: officials say the city's nearly 30% poverty rate makes it easy for pimp pimps tok woam into commercial sex with promises of a lavish lifestyle. and cooper grew up far removed from that world with her mother's family as the great-granddaughter of blues legend muddy waters. it wasn't until her father's funeral that she came face to face with her family's secret. >> i looked to the right. i saw, like air, sea of women. and i said, "oh, my gosh. these are the women that he pimped." >> reporter: that was the moment that inspired "grateful girls" a resource center she started with her own money to help women and children break free of pimps, like her father. >> this is what i'm committed to
doing. and it feels great. >> reporter: police are also ceps desperately trying to make a department in milwaukee's sex trafficking problem. they currently have 150 open, unsolved cases to investigate. jim. >> axelrod: important story. marlie, thank you. still ahead, the expanding e. coli outbreak that's taking a bite out of chipotle's bottom line.
. >> axelrod: a rough week of weather is in the forecast for the pacific northwest. five storms are set to hit one after another over the next eight days. the western parts of oregon and washington state are most at risk for major flooding. the e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle restaurants has now expanded. the c.d.c. now reports 52 people have become sick in nine states, now including illinois, maryland, and pennsylvania. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: 90% of the 52 total cases report eating at
chipotle restaurants. all became ill between october 19 and november 13. so far, 20 people have been hospitalized. no one has died. weeks into the investigation, no ingredient or supplier has been identified, but the centers for disease control say all the cases have a unique d.n.a. secretary. c.d.c. outbreak team leader commander matt weiss. >> i think the pattern of this outbreak is highly suggestive that there is a single, contaminated ingredient that went to all of those restaurant locations. >> reporter: despite what it calls aggressive actions to prevent another outbreak, chipotle's stock price has dropped 25% since mid-october, and sales have plummeted 22%. in an s.e.c. filing friday, the company said sales could continue to drop another 8% to 11% this quarter adding, "in light of recent sales trends, an additional uncertainty related to the e. coli incident, we
cannot reasonable estimate 2016 comparable restaurant sales at this time." today this an e-mail to cbs news, chipotle spokesman chris arnold warned, "there is the chance of seeing some additional cases as they make their way through the reporting process." "it's that lag in reporting that we are seeing with these additional cases." he also adds that the ingreeghts that were in the restaurants during the initial outbreak are out of the system. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. >> axelrod: just ahead, remembering the victims of the san bernardino terror attacks.
in the attack in california this week, left behind families and friend who are remembering their lives and telling their stories. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: the names and faces of the 14 killed are just the beginning. add the wives and husbands left behind, the children now without a parent.
families and friends robbed of a loved one. so many lives changed forever. savannah adams, just 20 months old, will know her father, robert, only from photographs. >> robert always wanted to be a father and for the past 20 months he was a devoted father to savannah. >> reporter: a child lost her father. a mother lost her child. >> reporter: her daughter, tin, was 31, soon to be married. amidst the sadness of the loss, those murdered will be remembered for what they gave others. shannon johnson and denise peraza were coworkers who took cover together when the shooting started. johnson was killed, peraza,
wounded. she wrote, ," i'll always remember him saying, i got you. i believe i'm still here today because of this amazing man." ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: at notre dame high school, students honored damian meins. he graduated decades ago but often returned as a volunteer. last sunday, just days before mike wetzel was shot and killed, he introduced five of his six children at church. >> my name is mike. this is our gingerbread carlie here who is in the "nutcracker" this week. kaleigh, and andrew. >> reporter: nay read a prayer for the beginning of the christmas season. for the wetzel family, and the other families here, it is a season now robbed of its joy. john blackstone, san bernardino. >> axelrod: andss that's cbs evening news at the end of this sad week. later on cbs, "48 hours." for now, i'm jim axelrod in new york. and for all of of here at cbs news, thanks for joining us.
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