tv New Day Weekend With Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez CNN April 17, 2021 3:00am-4:00am PDT
♪ he just appeared to randomly start shooting. >> a immediately ducked down and got scared. >> he was known to federal and local officials after a family member reached out to them warning of a potential for violence. >> it's a national embarrassment and must come to an end. >> the officer gave him a directive. the officer told him, show me your hands. he lifted his hands, they were empty and the child was shot. >> the message clear, the anger against the police is obvious.
>> britain's prince philip will be buried at st. george's at windsor castle. >> we'll see a powerful scene, the queen remembering her husband of 73 years. >> today is about prince philip. it is about is mourning his loss. ♪ well, good morning to you on this saturday. this is boris sanchez. >> good morning, christi paul, good to see you as always, it is saturday, april 17th. >> it is indeed. we want to show you what we're seeing across this country overnight. frustration. frustration with the cycle of shootings, frustration of the balance between black and brown people. and balance of issues promising but so far failing.
>> later, we'll have the latest on the mass shooting in indianapolis as we learn more about the eight victims there. but first, we want to look at a tense end to a sixth night in brooklyn center, minnesota, over the killing of daunte wright, please forcefully clearing out the crowd when protesters were shaking a fence and throwing objects at officers. it's not only minnesota, police in portland, oregon, declaring a riot after police killed a man in that city. and in oakland, california, police condemning assault and vandalism they say happened during a protest march downtown. >> let's take you to chicago, what the death of 13-year-old brought out. cnn's martin savidge is live there. martin, so good to see you. talk us what you saw last night and where the investigation is at this moment.
>> reporter: sure. yeah. emotions continue to run very high this morning in chicago, christi. and it's clear that this particular police shooting has touched a nerve, has really stretched emotions for many in this city. it's not the first controversial police shooting. but it's quite clear and quitest dern evident, especially by the protest last night that grew into thousands that people are truly paying attention. i'll warn you what you're about to see is deeply disturbing and troubling and probably not suitable for all. this is the moment when police killed 13-year-old adam toledo. newly released video shows the officer eric stillman firing one shot as toledo raised his hands in the air. police says this image shows toe laid dough was holding a gun before stillman shot him. and they say that gun was found nearby after the shooting.
but look closer, when toledo raised his hands, he did not appear to be holding anything. police say he was holding a gun less than a second before he raised his hands. the family says they won't know until they won't know what he had in his hands but says he didn't matter. >> that child complied. turned around and saw the hands were up and pulled the trigger. >> reporter: officer stillman said he was left with no other option and that he feels horrible about the outcome but he was well within his justification of using deadly force. >> that officer had 0.8 second to determine whether that weapon was still in his hands or not. an officer does not have to be wait to be shot at or shot in order to respond to defend himself. >> reporter: police say they were responding in the early
morning hours of march 29th. surveillance video shows someone shooting at a car. the new body worn video shows and says the done recovered at the scene of his killing matched the shell casings found at the first location where the car was fired on. and that toledo's hands tested positive for gunshot residue. the white house called the video chilling. >> too often, the law enforcement uses unnecessary force. too often at the hands of black and brown americans. the president said he believe 00s again, we need police reform. >> reporter: the officer assigned in on administrative work. in other words, taken off the street, while the investigation continues into whether or not this shooting was justifiable. many in the minds of those who protested last night, it is not.
boris and christi. >> martin savidge, thank you for that. we're going to have a former police chief break down that video in just a few moments. but first, here in washington, flags are back at half-staff yet again for a fifth time this year after another mass shooting. that followed atlanta and boulder, colorado. president biden calling gun violence an epidemic that the country must address now. >> this has to end. it's a national embarrassment. it is a national embarrassment, what's going on. and it's not only these mass shootings that are occurring. every single day, every single day, there's a mass shooting in the united states, you can count all those who are killed out in the streets of our cities and our rural areas. it's a national embarrassment and must come to an end. >> the president is calling for the senate to take up legislation like universal
background checks despite a promise by majority leader chuck schumer for votes on gun bills, the chance of anything passing a 50/50 split in the flat remains slim. thursday, at least eight people were killed. in the last few hours, police have released the names of the victims. >> they range in age from 19 to 74. officials say the investigation is, quote, still very much in its infancy. cnn's marquel marquez has more on what we're learning this morning. >> reporter: so, we're learning more about the victims, all 18 of them, including two 19-year-olds and the oldest was 74 years old. we also learned about the shooter. he had worked at this facility some time last year. he was also known to police last year as well. his mother had called police in march of 2020 to say that her son, she believed, was trying to commit suicide by cop.
police here in indianapolis went by the home. they checked out. they saw something in the home that alerted them to call the fbi. they also took a shotgun from the home, and from that man, at that time. it prompted the fbi to return to that home to conduct an interview. an investigation, to see if there was anything more to it. whatever it was they saw in that home tipped the fbi off to check this out. they interviewed him. they found no indication of extremism, religious or cultural of any sort. and they dropped the investigation. but they also did not give that shotgun back. so it raises the question of where this 19-year-old got the gun that killed eight people here in america's latest mass shooting. back to you. >> and our thanks to marquel marquez. i want to bring in cnn law enforcement analysis charles
ramsey to talk about all of this. he's a former police chief in washington, d.c. and police commissioner philadelphia. mr. ramsey, thank you so much for joining us this morning. i want to start with the situation in chicago. the police shooting of adam toledo. you saw the body cam footage. you've gone on the record saying you believe given what you've seen, the shooting was justified. help us understand. what details that you're looking at in the video are informing your perspective? >> well, i said reasonable is how i referred to it. when you look at all of the video. and there's quite a bit of it if you go to the civilian office of police accountability website, they have several videos. what i watched not only the officer's body cam video, but also the second officer. but more importantly, there's video from across the lot that is there. it's from a bit of a distance, but you can't enlarge it a bit. i'm sure forensically, they'll do even more. but from the time the chase started to the time the young man actually stopped by the
fence where there's a gap there, i mean, he had a gun in his hand. at least it looked like a gun in his hand. he's right by the fence. and when he stops with one motion almost, you can see something get tossed from that camera across the way behind the fence. there's no way the officer can see it from where he's standing when he tells him, show me your hands. in one motion, he drops, comes up with his hands at the same time spinning around. the officer had less than a second in order to make a decision, shoot or don't shoot. unfortunately, he shot. but the situation becomes what would a reasonable person do in a situation like that. he literally 80.800 millisecond. this is a tough one. this is not george floyd. or the potter situation in brooklyn, minnesota, where you had negligence. this is -- when people talk
about split-second decisions, this is what they're talking about. it's unfortunate, it's tragic. but remember, this is 2:40, 2:50 in the morning, a.m. a 13-year-old out with a 21-year-old suspected gang member. i mean, this is tragic all the way around. >> no question. i'm curious, looking at the big picture of the case, is there something that police could have done differently in the way that they responded? >> you know, you always have to tear it apart and take a look and see, is there something, you know. he engaged in a foot pursuit. someone said they need a foot pursuit policy. i don't disagree with that. we had one in philadelphia. but do you really want to come up with a statement and say under no circumstances should police ever chase someone with a handgun. at the time, police knew they had shots fired. they didn't even know if they had anybody shot or not. he could having pursuing an
individual wanted for battery. you know. it's complicated. and it's hard to really take a look at that and say, well, you know, we need to stop doing this or stop doing that. part of police work. believe me, it is tragic. i'm sure the officer right now is going through an awful lot. right now, the pressure is on the superintendent and also on the state's attorney because there's a lot of public pressure. i just hope they can make an oobtive review of this. whatever decision they make, not based on pressure, but based on what is the right things to do, based on the facts and circumstances of this case. and, again, personally, i think from the perspective of reasonableness from the use of force, i think this is going to be a tough call. i can understand how it happened. i really can. i wish it hadn'ted happened. but i can understand how. >> i'm glad you mentioned public pressure because, you know, there's what can happen in court. and then there's the court of public opinion.
i'm curious how you think the police department should handle this, if you were leading the department, what would you tell the family of this 13-year-old. and a public that is, frankly, sick of seeing police officers get into situation like this, specifically with people of color? >> well, first of all, let me say this, there does need to be police reform. there's no question, there's systemic issues, there are all kinds of issues that need to be addressed. but you can't -- because of that, you still have to look at individual cases. now, in chicago, this case will be investigated by the civilian office of police accountability, c.o.p.a., they call it. about that part of the investigation. it's a separate part of the government. it's not part of the police department. that's going to take place. there's not a whole lot to say to the family. you have to conduct a complete and thorough investigation. and certainly, listen, i have sympathy for the family as well. no one should have to lose a child. but you have to judge this thing.
was it a criminal act on the part of the officer? was this a failure of training or policy or something like that? i don't know. i don't think it's the train or policy issue, other than, perhaps, including a foot pursuit policy. but i don't see this as being criminal. i really see it as being different from some of the other videos that we have seen, of police use of force which was totally inappropriate and actually criminal in the two instances most recently we've been looking at up in minnesota. >> yeah. i want to take a step back and reflect on something you said, outside of questions regarding the relationship between police and people of color. because there's an underlying issue here, why a 13-year-old is apparently out late at night with someone who is allegedly shooting a weapon at vehicles. it seems like every day in every corner of this country there's gun violence and shooting and there are families grieving the loss of loved ones. in fact, in the past month alone
there have been more than 40 shootings by cnn's account. from your perspective, what needs to be done to end this? >> well, you know, there's a series of things that i think can be done. i mean, people keep talking about gun control and so forth and there needs to be some elements of that to try to keep guns out of the hands of people who thaent need it but quite frankly, we have so many guns in our society before any difference at all can be made it would actually take decades probably before you actually saw any real change. but that doesn't mean don't do anything. guns are far too accessible. the chicago police department, and just so you know, i spent 30 years in the chicago police department. that's where i'm from. i actually broke into with the district where the toledo shooting took place. the 10th district in that city. so, you know, gun violence has been a part of chicago for as long as i can remember. it's unfortunate, but it's true. everybody has to step up and take some accountability.
13 year olds should not be out at 3:00 a.m. especially in the company of a 21-year-old. someone who is not even related to him. you know, where's the accountability there? where's the accountability in terms of our elected officials that time after time do nothing more than send thoughts and prayers to families and victims of mass shootings and other types of violence, yet, they don't get off their butts and do anything meaningful, in terms of passing any kind of legislation, even legislation background checks. we couldn't get legislation in pennsylvania passed that would require a person to report a gun lost or stole owen lost or stolen. i mean, come on. you can't lose a gun or have it stolen if you didn't have it to begin with so where's the second amendment issue with that? now, you know the gun is probably in the hands of someone who doesn't need to have it. there needs to be something done. and these extreme positions, i think, we need to find something that's reasonable in order to be
able to start at least the process of trying to bring an end to this violence. we talk about mass shootings. look what happens every single day on the streets of our city with people being shot and killed. every single day, and they're primarily people of color. i mean, you would believe, from listening to news reports that the only way a young black or brown individual dies is at the hands of police, and we all know that's not true. we have to deal with the police part of it. but we have to deal with the violence that occurs on the street. we got to deal with all of it, we can't art to keep losing people because of gun violence. we just can't. >> we cannot. we appreciate your perspective and experience. charles ramsey, thanks so much for the time. >> yes. so, we're seeing some new disturbing numbers, more than one year into this pandemic, more than 20 states are reporting increases in covid cases this morning. what's being done to slow down the spike at this point?
also, how soon we could have a decision regarding the johnson & johnson vaccine. ou. switch now and get 2 unlimited lines and 2 free smartphones. and now get netflix on us. it's all included with 2 lines for only $70 bucks! only at t-mobile. [sfx: psst psst] allergies don't have to be scary. spraying flonase daily stops your body from overreacting to allergens all season long. psst! psst! all good i'm searching for info on options trading, and look, it feels like i'm just wasting time. that's why td ameritrade designed a first-of-its-kind, personalized education center. oh. their award-winning content is tailored to fit your investing goals and interests. and it learns with you, so as you become smarter, so do its recommendations. so it's like my streaming service. well except now you're binge learning. see how you can become a smarter investor with a personalized education from td ameritrade. visit tdameritrade.com/learn
♪ my nunormal? fewer asthma attacks with nucala. a once-monthly add-on injection for severe eosinophilic asthma. nucala reduces eosinophils, a key cause of severe asthma. nucala is not for sudden breathing problems. allergic reactions can occur. get help right away for swelling of face, mouth, tongue or trouble breathing. infections that can cause shingles have occurred. don't stop steroids unless told by your doctor. tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection. may cause headache, injection site reactions, back pain, and fatigue. ask your doctor about nucala. find your nunormal with nucala. psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff, swollen, painful. tremfya® is approved to help reduce joint symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis. some patients even felt less fatigued.
serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. janssen can help you explore cost support options. keeping your oysters business growing tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. has you swamped. you need to hire. i need indeed indeed you do. the moment you sponsor a job on indeed you get a shortlist of quality candidates from a resume data base claim your seventy-five-dollar credit when you post your first job at indeed.com/promo
so you want to make the best burger ever? then make it! that means cooking day and night until... [ ding ] success! that means... best burger ever. intuit quickbooks helps small businesses be more successful with payments, payroll, and banking. living with insulin requiring type 1 or 2 diabetes? how does no daily insulin injections sound? omnipod delivers insulin through a tubeless, waterproof pod. and the best part.. no more daily injections! plus, omnipod is covered by most medicare part d plans. get started with a benefits check today. go to omnipod.com for risk information, and instructions for use. consult your healthcare provider before starting on omnipod. simplify diabetes. simplify life. omnipod. ♪ ♪ simplify life. water? urgh! (rocket ship) hey! hey! heads up. thank you! water tastes like, water.
so we fixed it. mio 21 minutes past the hour. welcome back. an influential forecasting team says the u.s. is making little progress this week in preventing future deaths from covid-19. now, here's the thing, according to the cdc, more than 30% of all adults in the u.s. have been fully vaccinated. >> yeah. but the often-cited model from the university of washington's institute for health, metrics and evaluation forecast that 58,000 more people will die of the virus by august 1st. cnn evan mcmorris-santoro takes a look at the reasons why. >> reporter: the cdc says more than 200 million doses of covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in the united states. but the number of infections continues to climb. at least 21 states have recorded at least a 10% rise in daily
average positive cases of v covid-19, that's according to johns hopkins university numbers released. and in michigan, due to the influx of new coronavirus cases, state and local officials across the country are attempting to avoid a similar situation and are pushing to increase vaccination levels among adults. >> i want people to get vaccinated. and once they're fully vaccinated to know that they're that much closer to prepandemic normal. >> reporter: researchers are testing the pfizer vaccines on kids as young as 2. the u.s. is making plans, in case a booster is required, after pfizer said a third dose may be needed. >> i'm looking already at the of a boost of a wild type virus-type vaccine, as well as a boost with a variant specific.
in this case the variant is 3.5.1, the problematic one from south africa. looking at both the safety of it, obviously, but whether or not a boost of wild type, versus a boost of variant-specific, increases the ability of the anti-searet to ultimately neutralize the wild type and the variant. >> reporter: cdc will meet next friday to review the johnson & johnson pause after failing to vote this week. a severe form of blood clot in the brain may be linked to the vaccine. so far, only six cases have been reported in the u.s., out of the approximately 7 million doses administered here to date. one person died, and another is in critical condition. an fda official said this week. >> you've heard a lot from us about the pause with admi administering the johnson &
johnson covid-19 vaccine. the decisions are never and causing such a pause, the actions taken by the fda and cdc this week should give americans confidence that our safety system is working for them. >> reporter: so, boris and christi, you hear there, that difficulty that's going on right now. the idea of making sure we understand the vaccines are safe. also trying to get people to take the vaccines that they need them to take to get the virus under control. i'm actually standing outside the javits center, the largest vaccine center. we've seen it play out this week, appointments become available, not all of them fill up. and some discussion meaning hesitation is part of the conversation here in new york. but other people saying, oh, it's good we have appointments. but in either case, people saying you have to go out and get the vaccines, best thing we can do. and also doctors saying, look,
we're trying to be as safe as possible. that's what's driving the conversation. >> thank you so much. closing arguments begin monday in the derek chauvin murder trial. still ahead, his decision not to take the stand and the judge's warning to the prosecution. make family-sized meals fast. and because it's a ninja foodi, it can do things no other oven can, like flip away. the ninja foodi air fry oven, the oven that crisps and flips away.
is now a good time for a flare-up? enough, crohn's! for adults with moderate to severe crohn's or ulcerative colitis... stelara® can provide relief and is the only approved medication to reduce inflammation on and below the surface of the intestine in uc. you, getting on that flight? back off, uc! stelara® may increase your risk of infections, some serious, and cancer. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you have an infection... flu-like symptoms, sores, new skin growths, have had cancer, or if you need a vaccine. pres, a rare, potentially fatal brain condition, may be possible. some serious allergic reactions and lung inflammation can occur. lasting remission can start with stelara®. if you've been financially impacted by covid-19,
so good to have you with us this morning. you know, we've seen protests overnight in california, minnesota, chicago and police across the country are preparing for the possibility of more ahead of a potential verdict in the derek chauvin murder trial. >> yeah. closing arguments are expected to begin on monday with jury deliberations right after that. cnn's omar jimenez has more on what has been a gripping trial so far.
>> reporter: from the beginning -- >> need a minute? >> i do. >> reporter: emotions and expertise. >> all of my research is related basically to breathing. >> reporter: have defined the trial for former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin. after a week's long jury selection process the beginning of the testimony took jurors and the country back to may 25th, 2020. some witnesses who were steps away from what happened said they still feel the weight of the decisions they made that day all of these months later. >> there's been nights i stayed up apologizing. and apologizing to george floyd for not doing more. and not physically interacting. >> reporter: the defense for chauvin has been hoping to paint jurors a picture of an officer
distracted by the perceived threat of a crowd, but doing exactly what he was trained to do. >> had to hold the guy down, he was -- he was -- he was going crazy. wouldn't go in the back of the -- >> reporter: as testimony shifted from what happened to the use of force involved when it did. >> this is a trained minneapolis police department defensive tactics technique? >> it is not. >> reporter: a witness later called by the defense disagreed and felt it was the right thing to do. >> i felt that derek chauvin was justified, was acting with objective reasonableness. >> reporter: and maybe the most crucial set of testimony came from medical experts on george floyd's cause of death, including from the chief medical examiner for hennepin county. >> have you certified deaths as an overdose where the level of fentanyl was similar to the level of fentanyl in mr. floyd?
>> yes. >> reporter: the defense claims drug use and george floyd's medical history are what killed him. prosecutors argue it was because of chauvin's knee on floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. >> there's no evidence to suggest he would have died that night except for the interactions with law enforcement. >> a healthy person subjected to what mr. floyd was subjected to would have died as a result of what he was subjected to. >> reporter: but there is one witness jurors never heard from. >> i will invoke my fifth amendment privilege today. >> reporter: which means closing arguments for each side are left to tie together the emotions and expertise for the trial for the instinct and interpretation of the jury. >> if i were you, i would plan for long and hope for short. >> reporter: now, in preparation, businesses have been boarding up, the law enforcement presence is up. schools have moved everyone to remote learning midway through
the week. there's a lot of tension in the minneapolis area. now, once we get past closing argument it's on monday, the jury will be sequestered, or isolated. it could take a day it could take a week, it could take more. but bottom line, they won't come back to the real world, until they've made one of the most important decisions in minneapolis history. christi, boris. >> omar jimenez, thank you so much. criminal legal analyst joey jackson with us now. joey, we saw at the end of that story where derek chauvin was deciding not to take the stand. based on conversations i've had with you in the past, i'm assuming you believe that to be the right choice? >> yes, there's no question. good morning to you, christi. listen in the event he took the stand. i know obviously people want to hear from the defendant. i think there's really analysis out there that would suggest, oh, the jury is going to be confused. or the jury wants to hear him or absent hearing from him there's
going to be problems. the jury is instructed properly, and the instructions the jury gets that tells them you're not to consider that. he will have to account for his conduct. and sorry there came a time where mr. floyd was unresponsive, is that right? right. you have an opportunity to reassess, correct? yes. he was under control, right? yes. he was in handcuffs, right? yes. he was in fact no longer speaking to you? yes. people in the crowd said to check his pulse and you didn't do it. no. you could open the door to other acts that he's engaged in, problematic, things that have happened in his past, would have been too troubling. i think it's the right call for the defense. i'll say this in summary, christi, whether he testifies or not, just too much to overcome, too much explaining to do, too much conduct really to justify. i think there are problems for the defense in any event.
>> okay. so, let me ask you this, because something that stood out as we look at the witnesses. there were seven witnesses called for the defense. there were 38 called for the prosecution. if you were on this defense team, joey, what would you be feeling right now? >> i'd be feeling very much concerned. and it's not so much, christi, the number of witnesses, it's the nature and quality of their testimony. and when you look at the pillars of this case which are really centered around two real specific items. one is use of force. was it objectively reasonable? that's what you have to establish, right? if you're the defense, right? i get it. you don't have a burden of proof. all of the burden is on the prosecution but the jury is looking to determine whether the force used was objectively reasonable. and i think the prosecution really laid out the case that it was not. when you have law enforcement, when you have the chief talking about the sanctity of life. when you have other people there, right, as we look at the charges he's facing who are law
enforcement officials of long-standing saying this is not how we do this. and the expert that the defense called talking about how george floyd was lying comfortably doesn't do you any favors with loss of credibility. final point, christi, that's this, on the issue of cause of death, second pillar that's very important. the defense is laying out this theory it's a toxic group. all of these things in the system, high blood pressure, methamphetamine, fentanyl, carbon monoxide on the side. there's too much they're suggesting. remember a final, final point, if you're the prosecution all you have to establish is that the knee to the neck was a substantial cause of death, not that it's the sole cause. i think they did too much to do that, the prosecution did. i really think you saw the charges before, the question to me, christi is not whether there will be a conviction, the question is which of those three
counts he will be convicted on. >> i only have a couple of seconds. what do you think is the most debated question in that jury room when they get the case? >> i think there will be one debated question, and that is whether the actual cause of death stems from the actual kneeling of the knee on the neck. i think it's pretty sure that use of force is not justified. they'll be looking at this whole issue of what was in his system, did it matter? s you heard the lead-in coming, the doctor clearly said one thing, george floyd would be arrive today, essentially but not for the interactions of law enforcement. that's the critical question. >> joey jackson, we're so grateful for your expertise. thank you for getting up early for us. >> always. thanks, christi. >> thank you. we have new details about an abrupt decision from the white house seemingly from one day to the next, changing course on the number of refugees admitted to the country. we'll tell you about the intense blowback that sparked that reversal, next.
only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ this is rebecca from michigan. coming at you live from the operating room. i'm an er nurse. and i absolutely love what i do. i knew that i wanted to do something meaningful with my life. ♪ ♪ i was over half a million dollars in debt from medical school until i found sofi. now i'm able to live out my dream and know i won't spend the rest of my life paying off those student loans, thanks to sofi. ♪ ♪ up to one million dollars. that's how much university of phoenix is committing to create 400 scholarships this month alone. because we believe everybody deserves a chance. see what scholarships you may qualify for with armor all, a little bit of this... ...protects you...
...from a lot of that. keep your car cleaner longer. armor all extreme shield plus ceramic. tired of daily insulin injections? omnipod delivers insulin through a discreet waterproof pod to help simplify life. just one small pod replaces up to 14 injections. it's game-changing. and the wireless controller helps deliver the right amount of insulin. get started with a free 30-day omnipod dash trial today. go to omnipod.com for risk information, instructions for use and free trial terms and conditions. consult your healthcare provider before starting on omnipod. simplify diabetes. simplify life. omnipod. simplify diabetes. ( ♪ ) ready to juvéderm it? correct age-related volume loss in cheeks with juvéderm voluma xc, add fullness to lips with juvéderm ultra xc
and smooth moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth with juvéderm xc. tell your doctor if you have a history of scarring or are taking medicines that decrease the body's immune response or that can prolong bleeding. common side effects include injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, bruising, discoloration or itching. as with all fillers, there is a rare risk of unintentional injection into a blood vessel, which can cause vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs or scarring. ( ♪ ) juvéderm it. talk to your doctor about the juvéderm collection of fillers. now, simparica trio simplifies protection. tticks and fleas?or see ya! heartworm disease? no way! simparica trio is the first chewable that delivers all this protection. and simparica trio is demonstrated safe for puppies. it's simple: go with simparica trio. this drug class has been associated
my garden is my therapy. find more ways to grow at miracle-gro.com. i don't like veggies... what?! ♪ whatever you have at home, knorr sides can turn nutritious veggies into mouthwatering meals. ♪ veggies taste amazing with knorr. 43 minutes past the hour right now. and the white house is saying president biden will announce a new increased cap on refugee admissions next month. the reversal came just hours after saying he wouldn't raise the refugee count. >> the administration is facing growing backlash for flip-flopping on this issue, after all, the president campaigned on raising the historically low refugee ceiling
installed by the trump administration. cnn's kevin liptak joins us live, traveling with the president in delaware. kevin, take us behind the scenes. what led to the reversal? >> reporter: yeah, this is really a tortured back and forth from yesterday with the surge of migrants on the southern border. these two issues are not related directly. they're kind of distinct issues. i'm told they did factor into the decisionmaking. president biden concerned raising the refugee cap could lead to a flood of migrants at a moment when the system is strained but also factored in politically. some of his advisers concerned at a moment when his rhetoric is coming understand scrutiny that this could cause him some more trouble. to go through the back story here, the refugee cap, that's the number of refugee allowed in the united states per year. president trump slashed that to
historic slows, 15,000. he also put limits on the countries where refugees could come from. as a candidate, president biden promised to raise the cap bring in a more humane immigration policy. told congress in february that he would raise the cap to more than 60,000, he never actually signed the declaration that would do that. weeks went by, months went by. refugees cleared to enter the united states, had their flights cancelled. some of them sitting in refugee camps waiting to come to the united states. finally on friday, the white house said that the president would sign the declaration. he would lift some of the restrictions where the migrants would come from but he would keep the cap that at 15,000 person level. the white house did cite the migrant crisis at the border. and also it said that it was straining resources, even though the systems that process these two types of migrants are different. and they also, essentially, blamed the previous administration for creating a system that wasn't prepared.
listen to what jen psaki said yesterday. >> it took us some time to see and evaluate how -- how ineffective or how trashed in some ways the refugee processing system had become. so, we had to rebuild some of those muscles and put it back in place. >> reporter: now, a few hours later, jen psaki said that the president would raise the cap. she didn't say by how much. she said he would do it by may 15th. but she said it was unlikely it would reach that level, more than 60,000 that he promised in february. boris and christi. >> all right, kevin liptak, thank you so much. really appreciate it. listen, it's going to be a tough day across the united kingdom. the royal family is preparing right now for the funeral of prince philip. he died april 9th. 99 years old. you can imagine the queen now
having to say good-bye to her husband of 73 years. we're going live with you to windsor, england, next. his father was a miner, they were immigrants from italy and somewhere along the way that man changed his name and transformed himself into a successful mid-century american man. he had a whole life that i didn't know anything about. he was just my beloved grandpa. bring your family history to life like never before. get started for free at ancestry.com ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hey google, turn up the heat. ♪ ♪ ♪
this is the sound of an asthma attack... that doesn't happen. this is the sound of better breathing. fasenra is a different kind of asthma medication. it's not a steroid or inhaler. fasenra is an add-on treatment for asthma driven by eosinophils. it's one maintenance dose every 8 weeks. it helps prevent asthma attacks, improve breathing, and lower use of oral steroids. nearly 7 out of 10 adults with asthma may have elevated eosinophils. fasenra is designed to target and remove them. fasenra is not a rescue medication or for other eosinophilic conditions. fasenra may cause allergic reactions. get help right away if you have swelling of your face, mouth, and tongue, or trouble breathing. don't stop your asthma treatments unless your doctor tells you to. tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection or your asthma worsens. headache and sore throat may occur. this is the sound of fasenra. ask your doctor about fasenra. if you can't afford your medication,
i was injured in a car crash. i had no idea how much my case was worth. i called the barnes firm. when a truck hit my son, i had so many questions about his case. i called the barnes firm. it was the best call i could've made. your case is often worth more than insuran call the barnes firm to find out i could've made. what your case could be worth. we will help get you the best result possible. ♪ the barnes firm, injury attorneys ♪ call one eight hundred,est resul eight million ♪ my cholesterol is borderline.
so i take garlique to help maintain healthy cholesterol safely and naturally. and it's odor free. i'm taking charge of my cholesterol with garlique. in just a few hours, prince philip, the duke of edinburgh and the late husband of queen elizabeth will be laid to rest. the funeral service will be an intimate affair, limited to 30 people inside of st. george's chapel on the grounds of windsor castle. cnn commentary and historian kate williams joins us live to discuss. kate, we would normally see 800 people or more at this kind of funeral, but this is going to be different. in reading the details what stands out what kind of input prince philip is actually having on these proceedings. >> reporter: yes, exactly, this would normally be a huge funeral, 800-people plus, 2,200
came to the queen mother's funeral, the mother of the queen. this is very different. due to covid restrictions, it's a ceremonial funeral but a small one, 30 people, excluding those who are clergy. prince philip has shaped this. it really has us thinking about his funeral. it reflects his unique personality, there are many touches that reflect his images and in particular, a naval man, served up to world war ii, the queen becoming the queen and him becoming the consort. it was about him navy readings and consideration of his service and work for the monarchy and everything that he's done for the queen. so, it's going to be a very moving day but a combination of a life well lived. >> yeah, more than 700 british military personnel expected to be on hand. i also have to ask you about this public rift between harry
and the royal family. a lot of speculation raised after the news emerged that harry and his brother wouldn't be walking side by side during the procession. is there something to read into that? >> reporter: you're right, this has been the commentary all week on the front pages after the rift after the oprah interview, after harry was talking a lot to philip on zoom and not so much to charles and william. on the procession day, apart from princess anne walking behind the coffin, but actually we don't always see the brothers standing shoulder to shoulder in royal processions. they didn't behind the coffin of princess diana or the queen mother in 2002 it. at this point, they're separated by prince philip. the palace said it's not about the drama, actually what we see the four children, charles and edward junior, and then the
three male grown grandchildren, william, and the son of princess anne. although we believe the brothers are not as close as they were. and we do hope that this funeral will be a time for reconciliation, talk and recognizing that life is too short, perhaps, to bear long grudges. certainly, i don't think we can read anything into the procession. >> an important thing to think about as we honor the life of prince philip. kate williams reporting outside of windsor castle, thank you so much. a quick programming note, you can catch "smerconish" on at 8:00, and followed by the royal funeral of prince philip starting at 9:00. ♪ clearly, velveeta melts creamier.
feeling sluggish or weighed down? it could be a sign that your digestive system isn't working at it's best taking metamucil everyday can help. metamucil psyllium fiber, gels to trap and remove the waste that weighs you down. it also helps lower cholesterol and slows sugar absorption to promote healthy blood sugar levels. so you can feel lighter and more energetic
metamucil. support your daily digestive health. and try metamucil fiber thins. a great tasting and easy way to start your day. that's why at america's beverage companies, our bottles are made to be re-made. not all plastic is the same. we're carefully designing our bottles to be one hundred percent recyclable, including the caps. they're collected and separated from other plastics, so they can be turned back into material that we use to make new bottles. that completes the circle, and reduces plastic waste.
please help us get every bottle back. wanna help kids get their homework done? thatwell, an internetrcle, 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. over the next 10 years, comcast is committing $1 billion to reach 50 million low-income americans with the tools and resources they need to be ready for anything. i hope you're ready. 'cause we are.
this week, cnn hero is one of the survivors of the boston marathon bombing. here's how heather abbott turned that tragedy into triumph. >> i heard the first explosion just ahead in front of me. the next thing i knew, it was just to my right. that was the last thing i knew before i landed in the restaurant. >> i was in the hospital for several days while doctors were deciding whether or not to amputate. it was hard to come to terms with the fact that i am an amp amputee, at first. and had my injury not happened in such a public way where there
was so much assistance available, i never would have been able to afford multiple prothesis. >> some of our recent beneficiaries. >> i decided to do what i could to help people get it because it's out of reach. it has been life-changing and a lot remind me of that. feels very rewarding to be able to do it. >> isn't that something? you can see her full story at cnnheroes.com. ♪ he just appeared to randomly start shooting. >> i immediately ducked down and got scared. >> he was known to local officials after a family member resched out to them warning of potential violence. >> it's a national embarrassment and cust come to an end. >> the officer gave him a