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>> on the heels of that monumental news that the supreme court overturned. roe v wade today, the u.s. house of representatives past the first new gun safety legislation in decades. the measure was approved mostly along party lines. you had 14 republicans crossed the aisle to vote with democrats. the bill enhances background checks for people under the age of 21 who want to buy a gun. it also prevents convicted domestic abusers from buying guns regardless of whether they're actually married to the victim. additionally, it provides money for states to enhance red flag laws. california has one also enhances money for mental health services and making school safety are increasing security in schools. the senate already
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approved. the measure did so last night. and president biden now says he will sign the bill when it arrives at his desk. next, where we go from here, we'll chat live with south bay congresswoman congressman roe conn about the supreme court's landmark abortion decision. >> plus, state congresswoman jackie spear and anna eshoo are weighing in on what the decision means for states like california >> they're fighting hard to protect a woman's right to choose. >> everyone knew it would happen. but it is still a monumental thing to see regardless of your position of the matter it's now official. we will look into other things that could change. now that that could change. now that abortion has. what can i du with less asthma? with dupixent, i can du more.. catching my train... making moves... ♪ making a connection...
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>> welcome back to kron. 4 news at 5 in our continuing coverage of our top story, the supreme court decision. what a chat now with south bay congressman ro khanna of california, california. of course, one of the state's 2 provide safe havens for people who still want to get abortions. congress men kiahnna, thank you for joining us. a california is a bit of a silo here. we've carved out our our position to be a sanctuary state will that stretch existing resources and and how do we actually >> make that happen? >> well, we need congress to act to help provide resources
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to people who are crossing state lines to be able to exercise their freedom. but it should be said that this isn't calling to station. it calls into question the very legitimacy of this particular court. it's not just about this decision. it's about this court. you have to justices there who there because gamesmanship because mcconnell held up merrick garland. you have justices with light to the and i i think people around the country are really questioning the legitimacy of this court. >> so where do we go from here with that being said, the court is what it is. it's, you know, probably not changing barring something unforeseen for years to come, how to people who are unhappy with the decision today get their voice heard and try to enact change. >> but first, we need term limits for these supreme court justices. i've been calling for that for over a year. the
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president's own commission has recommended that the president endorse that idea and we have to pass that through the congress that would at least start to change things we need to have hearings of the justices. we'll have light to to the american public and hearings of clarence thomas was had conflicts of interest was wife was basically helping donald trump as he was presiding over these cases and then we need to do everything we can to codify versus congress and have votes on that in the senate and then take executive action that the president can to make sure that people can cross state lines that they have the funding to do that to have the access to reproductive care. >> these justices now surfer lifetime. what is your proposal for a term limit? >> 18 every president would get to a point that i mean, some of these justices a been there 40 years. so we are we
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are beholden to an people have been there long before. many of the americans today are even born. i mean, that's not democracy. that wasn't our founding intent. the founders intended people to do on to the supreme court towards the end of their career. but to be there for 5.10, years, not game the system like clarence thomas put someone on in their early 40's and have them be there for 45 years. that just was never intent. let me just be clear about one thing. they the supreme court is not the final word on that writes, it's the american people are the final word. that's not me. that's abraham when lincoln was criticizing the grads got court, this time of the grads got court is the worst home record in american history. you can't compare anything to court that basically said black people have no rights. but this court going to be ranking as one of the worst want worst ones in american history. you know, i i think a lot of respective in let's get
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rid of the fa side of these black robes. i mean, these people are in many cases right wing, far right wing activists. >> it seems as there's some contradictions happening it right now and let's call it for what it is. i mean, there's hypocrisy about people who espouse limited government, but at the same time now we're looking at, you that. government peering into very personal, very private aspects of our lives. reproductive care. one thing, contraception, same marriage. i where does it stop? >> if absolutely right. and this is a core taking away people's freedoms, whatever someone thinks about abortion, if that's not what is at stake here with this court is saying is this is no longer a decision that a woman can make with their doctor with her faith leader, with our family. it's the government. they can't control that decision. take that freedom away from woman over her body. it's a
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point for anyone who believes freedoms of americans to live the life that they want to live. at the same time that the court is saying states can take away women's freedoms that the states can basically order to be pregnant, did to carry a it and allowing states to that debate saying that the same in the same breath states can enact safe gun laws. so this is no consistency of judicial reasoning. it's a pure power play for an ideology and they have lost the respect. i mean, people are angry in my constituency. they're angry what this court has done. >> well, thank you so much for joining us. we have a lot to talk about in. this is not going to go away or the resolve that in one day. so we'll be checking in with you from time to time. thank you so much, congressman. thank you joining us. thank you.
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thank you, congressman. that's mproe conn and represents the south bay. still to come, multiple fires ignited in the east bay yesterday. officials. >> fearing this is only a preview of what wanna help kids get their homework done? well, an internet connection's a good start. but kids also need computers. and sometimes the hardest thing about homework is finding a place to do it. so why not hook community centers up with wifi? for kids like us, and all the amazing things we're gonna learn. through project up, comcast is committing $1 billion dollars so millions more students can continue to get the tools they need to build a future of
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>> in our covid coverage tonight, a cdc panel of experts now recommends the 2 dose moderna vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17. only the pfizer vaccine had been approved. there were concerns that the risk of heart inflammation
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known as myocarditis was higher after the moderna vaccination for boys aged 12 to 17. but the panel found that the data was inconsistent and the risk is still higher from a covid infection. and from the vaccination. once the cdc director signs off both the pfizer and moderna shots will soon be available to all kids older than 6 months. still ahead, justice clarence thomas laid out the game plan today saying the supreme court should not stop abortion. >> the other current freedoms
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>> rowe recognize the fundamental right to privacy. that is served as the basis for so many more rights that have come to take. we've come to take for granted. but are ingrained in the fabric of this country. >> president biden warning the country of what he calls a dangerous path. now that the supreme court has overruled roe v wade, the president pointing out that other rights to things like birth control are now under attack. one of the court's conservative justices made it clear in a separate opinion today that he thinks the right to same marriage should be the next to go kron four's. kerman reports. >> to kick off pride weekend, caitlin and monica decided to tie the knot at san francisco city hall friday. we want to those people that kids come to and know that. this one was for all of them to after a long fought battle, same
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marriage became the law of the land in 2015. >> but that may be the supreme court's next precedent to over turn very fact that we have to wonder this court in the future is going to try to take away our after 35 years together as a loving couple undermines our dignity as americans and as lgbt people in a separate opinion to the supreme court's ruling overturning roe versus wade justice clarence thomas wrote in future cases we should reconsider all of this court's substantive due process precedence, including griswold lawrence in obergefell those 3 granted the right to obtain contraceptives, the right to contact between consenting adults and the right to same marriage. this thomas have 5 votes. no, he doesn't have 5 kids. is it likely he could get 5 votes? i don't know, but that the elections. >> that are coming up in 2022.
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and then 2024. are going to are going to be instrumental in determining which direction it goes. we have to keep especially after this morning. it's that unknown that has married same couples ready to battle again. >> both those who just got married and those who've been together for decades, we need to vote. >> we need to protest. we need to get engaged. there is majority support in this country for reproductive freedom just as there is majority support in this country for marriage equality. dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> other news now and in the south bay, a brush fire that started at a business is now under control. you see video from a while ago. there's a lot of smoke. firefighters say this fire started at the monterey mushroom company in morgan hill burned about 2 acres. >> along hale avenue and live oak. thankfully the fire is out, but firefighters say they'll >> be staying there to monitor hot spots overnight.
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>> and across the bay area, firefighters have responded to 5 wildfires burning at one time yesterday were reporting about all evening long, including the scenic fire at port cost. more than 100 acres burned there. and at last check, that fire was 70% contained. kron four's rob nesbitt spoke with the incident commander about the conditions that >> kuzma dealing with. rob joins us now live from port cost with an update. hi, rob. grant firefighters are inside this large park just north of port costa working through what they call the mop up stage. looking for any hot spots or extensions that could spark a new flame. >> 120 acres in port costa. now look like this black charred soil left behind from the scenic fire that started thursday afternoon. it wasn't the only one cal fire crews were responding to 5 large fires at once in the bay area. according to fire captain david riley. it's a scenario that his firefighters train for that time that there could
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be fires and that multiple fires at one time resources within the area. >> we are if they have available available and ready to go ahead, respond to multiple fires on time. that's how we're designed and how organized as a department. cal fire says that even with multiple wildfires thursday, there were no injuries or homes damaged. crews are investigating a building that was damaged by the canyon fire in pleasanton. but don't believe it was a building that people were living in dry golden fields combined with a lack of rain over the years are to blame for the fast spreading flames. according to captain riley, just the multiple years of drought that we've been having here in california has increased a fire hazard and fire risk that we've had here in the state. >> which does increase the possibility for multiple insist. he says that cal fire and other fire agencies are active in communities working with fire, safe councils to fight hazardous areas. they then work to reduce fuel hazards to control burns and other measures while also keeping a watchful eye on weather conditions. if we look at it as the by day basis. but we also looking weekend weekend pass i'm seeing with
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the potential of what the weather will do increase the fire hazard and in the area for activity in the area. >> while firefighters were battling hot spots here, there were 2 vegetation, fires and other areas. the one in morgan hill and another in clayton cal fire says there's no risk to the public since both fires are happening in rural areas away from holmes reporting live in port costa. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. thank you, rob. crossing our fingers as we head into the weekend. yeah. here we go. the still saying hot inland. we've got the fog of the coast. we could see these pop-up fires were talking about the scary this could happen in my house. your house, anybody's house, these pop-up fires just happening in the afternoon, usually and getting. >> moving with that sea breeze. we're seeing that out there. again. the winds kicking up and with dry conditions all around the bay area. temperatures again soaring in spots inland, 100 degrees today in livermore, concord, checking in at 99, 87 degrees and cool off a little bit into santa rosa. 69 in san francisco in 72 degrees. as
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you make your way to oakland. now that fog is rolling back in along the coastline. but really most that compressed and that means is sitting right out toward the beaches. so not much help in the interior valleys. you stay hot, you stay dry. you get the breeze going to get a fire started. dangerous conditions all summer long. that's we're going to be looking at as these pop-up fires are real possibility. temperatures outside 95 degrees in fairfield right now. 98 in pittsburgh, a cool 64, though, in san francisco, some of that fog and you see that coming on shore right now. that's going to fill into the bay tonight with that sea breeze. so you see it overnight tonight starting to make its way back on shore inside the bay. maybe even some patchy coastal drizzle. and then tomorrow morning we start out with some patchy fog early on giving way to sunshine in the afternoon. there you go. cool temperatures. almost 50 degrees cooler out along the coastline by tomorrow afternoon in some spots compared to some of the valleys about 6n degrees tomorrow. san francisco. you've got a cool 59, though, pacifica with patchy fog. 72 in millbrae. those numbers working their way down. the pundits in the 70's, the 80's, lots of 80's and some low 90's
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in the south bay tomorrow, east bay mid-nineties. i think in some of the warmest spot again, well inland, you can see some warmer temperatures place like vacaville. you could still see some triple digit heat up toward the next couple we're going to cool down those temperatures ever so heading into next week. that probably below average on thursday and friday. thank you, lawrence. next, a suspect behind bars in connection to a fatal shooting on a muni train. train. >> where police found him in it's beautiful out here. it sure is. and i earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through chase with chase freedom unlimited. that means that i earn 5% on our rental car, i earn 5% on our cabin. i mean, c'mon! hello cashback! hello, kevin hart! i'm scared. in a good way. i'm lying. let's get inside. earn big time with chase freedom unlimited with no annual fee. how do you cashback? chase. make more of what's yours.
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>> san francisco police have made an arrest in the deadly shooting that took place on a muni bus little earlier this week last night. 26 year-old green was arrested in pittsburgh near the easy stop laundromat on power avenue. sfpd and pittsburgh. police teaming up to make the arrest last night. the image you see here is a screenshot from surveillance video that helped lead to greene's arrest. the suspect here is being accused of just starting to shoot people on muni subway train wednesday morning, killing 27 year-old nest of boeing. police say that a heated argument occurred between boeing and green before the shots rang out. a 70 year-old man also shot taken to the hospital. >> he has since been released and is recovering. green has been booked on charges of homicide carrying a concealed firearm and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. and that wraps up kron. 4 news at 5. thanks for being with us this hour. stick around, though. a lot of news to get to coming up next on kron. 4 news at 6. catherine and ken
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are here with a look ahead. varied sagan. busy day today. yeah, also thank you, grant. thank you, coming up, the supreme court. >> strips away. the constitutional protection for abortion that had stood for nearly half a century. there are tears of fear. tears of joy, how things are changing and what it means for abortion access in california, protecting pride celebrations with about a million people or so expected to arrive in the city for the weekend. >> police have an enormous job of keeping everyone safe. so are they up to the task? i'm ken wayne and i'm cat
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>> from the bay area's news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. we are not pro life pro. first. >> they could give a and never with this happened. it men were the ones having babies ever. >> now it's 6 o'clock. that was governor newsom reacting to the supreme court ruling on abortion rights. although the decision was expected, the decision to overturn roe versus wade is sending shock waves across the country. it eliminates the federal constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years. so that being the law of the land. welcome everyone. thank you for joining us on kron. 4 news at 6. i'm catherine heenan and i'm ken wayne. the decision by the court's conservative majority overturns the landmark roe versus wade ruling and is expe t

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