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with nature every day to keep you healthy i'm pamela brown in washington. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. you are live in the cnn newsroom. and happening right now in communities across the united states, tensions are rising and more people are living in fear as they see more lives lost to fresh incidents of gun violence and the reality of american policing faces a critical test. take a look here. this is minneapolis, minnesota. earlier today residents and protesters gathering at the place where george floyd died last year in police custody. that intersect has long been the physical center of the city's frustration, but much more so
now as the hours tick down to an important part of the trial of the ex-officer charged with murdering floyd. cnn's omar jimenez is in minneapolis. omar, that place we just showed in george floyd square is hallowed ground both demanding major changes in the way police officers work in their communities. what are people there telling you on the ground? >> when you look at this week ahead, this is the week that people have been waiting for almost a year now here in the minneapolis area. and when you look at the preparations that we're seeing, businesses are boarding up, law enforcement presence is. >> even the school system is sending everyone to remote learning midway through the week because there has been so much anticipation around this week. and we have seen rallies as we saw over at george floyd square today, but also protests outside the governor's mansion as well, wanting to keep the pressure on the officials outside of the legal system and what's played
out over the course of this trial. once we get through closing statements that are expected tomorrow, the jury in this case will be sequestered or isolated and then it could take a day, take a week, maybe even more. but they won't come back to the real world until they made a decision in arguably the most important trial minneapolis has seen in a very long time. >> and then you have people in a disturb of minneapolis brooklyn center. they're also angry and showing it. but for a different reason. what's happening over there? >> yeah, pamela, we've seen protests there every night since the shooting and killing of 20-year-old daunte wright at the hands of police. and those are protests that have come in a variety of forms, largely peaceful during the day, getting a little more contentious at night, but in many cases forcefully broken up by police in the post curfew hours, curfews put in over the course of these nights. more than 100 protesters
arrested in just one night of these protests. and we have a new curfew going into place tonight at 11:00 p.m. and the lieutenant governor peggy flanagan put out a statement today that sums up a lot of why people are so angry and marching in the streets over the course of this. and she basically pointed to the fact that she was a mother and said as a child advocate, i am grappling with the stark reality minnesota is a place where it is not safe to be black. and that's the essence of the emergency she feels people here in the state are facing. and when you talk about the law enforcement response, we are on the highest level alerts. so we have national guard here on the streets, up to 3,000 of them available. and just early this morning, we had a drive-by shooting at members of the national guard. no serious injuries, but two of them had minor injuries. and again, all of this is happening on the eve of the closing arguments in the trial for derek chauvin, again, a process that's been almost a year in the making. pamela? >> so consequential this week.
omar jimenez, thank you so much. and as the nation awaits a verdict, minneapolis people are gathering in cities across the country to march and memorialize 20-year-old daunte wright and 13-year-old adam toledo, both fatally shot by police in recent weeks. cnn's ryan young is live in chicago where toledo was killed. so ryan, it looks like there is a lot going on there. what's the scene like where you are? >> well we are marching with this group as they are moving to the city. what you're seeing here is they are obviously very upset about what's been going on for the last few months here in chicago. they say there is a constant abuse between the police department and those in this neighborhood with adam toledo, just 13 years old. and of course video that is so hard to watch, police believe the young man had a gun in his hand. those in this neighborhood believe that he had his hands up and didn't deserve to be shot. so if you look at this now, we've been marching over for
over i would say a mile right now. but look behind us, you can really see the crowd and the hundreds of people that have come out to memorialize this kid. they're very upset. we're seeing people with tears in their eyes talking about the fact of another senseless loss in the streets of chicago. of course, if you add the fact that it was police involved, they really want to talk to the mayor about changing the way the police department interacts with this community. so as you look back in this direction you see the people as they continue to try to march through the streets of chicago to have their voices heard. they plan to do it the next three hours. note sure if they'll make it that far. there is actually police walking with them. there was a conversation between police officers and this group before the walk started. but really, the conversation has to happen at a table about how this neighborhood will continue to be policed. some people say they want police to leave this neighborhood because they feel like they're under occupation. considering all the violence
that has around this area for quite some time. >> you've been covering that for quite some time. ryan young, thank you for bringing us the latest from chicago where we're seeing that march there in the name of two of those victims. all right. thank you so much. and as the nation reckons with police violence and police reform, a manhunt is under way in texas for a former officer accused of shooting and killing three people. police identified the suspect as 41-year-old steven nicholas broadrick, saying he is likely still armed and still dangerous, and we also learned he resigned from the travis county sheriff's office last year after he was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child. austin police a short time ago gave an update on the search. >> at this point, we've exhausted every effort in searching this particular area for the suspect. we brought in merchandise of our resources including our air
support, k-9 teams. several s.w.a.t. teams have been out here as well as our officers and officers from other departments. i want to thank our partners who have been very strong, including the fire department, ems, dps, round rock. the u.s. marshals and particularly the fbi. the fbi because the initial report was it was an active shooter, mobilized and came out and has been here as active support. we have lifted the shelter in place. we're telling people they can come out of their businesses, residents in this area. but to remain vigilant and to be safe. at this point, i think it's proper for us to ask once again of our public please help us. if you have information about where this individual night be, please call 911. if you see this individual, please do not approach him.
call 911 and let us know if you see him. >> police say the shooting was targeted and all victims knew broderick. the u.s. has suffered 50 mass shootings since the atlanta spa killings on march 15th, 50. we're inching closer to a rate of two per day. and this tally doesn't even include that austin triple murder that we're monitoring. since cnn defines mass shootings that leave at least four people wounded or killed besides the suspect. sadly, just around every time we get ready to show this map, we have to go back and add to it. and mass shootings account for just a deliver of gun deaths suffered in america. about 40,000 people are dying from gun violence every year in the u.s. the majority of those, about six in ten are suicides. put it all together and average it out, more than 100 people are dying every day from guns in america.
coming up later tonight, i get a firsthand look at the herculean effort to fight vaccine hesitancy in rural south carolina. we have that story coming up. and then "time" magazine cover story writer justin roarland tel. and a miraculous escape of the pilot from a world war ii plane after he is forced to ditch near a florida beach. when i come back, learning more about the biden's administration to get results of anyone who wants a vaccine to get one. stay with me. we'll be right back. [singing in korean] ♪like nothing ever happened♪ ♪ ♪
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me tonight. and with all adults in the u.s. who want a vaccine able to get one beginning tomorrow, slavitt also told me this. 90% of americans live within five miles of a vaccination site. dr. abdul el saad joins me now. he is a former health commissioner and a cnn contributor. doctor, great to have you on as always. it's an interesting contrast, right? you have cases on the rise in several states. but at the same time, the white house senior covid adviser told me there are more than 50 million vaccines just sitting there waiting to be used. do you think we have hit the vaccine hesitancy wall and are now seeing some of its impact? >> that's right, pam lap. first off, always great to see you. i worry that we're starting to get to that point which we always knew existed somewhere on the horizon where the level of supply would outstrip the demand. and the real work gets started to have that conversation with the american public who is still hesitant the give this vaccine about why it is safe, effective,
and absolutely necessary. and as we slow down, if we slow down because of hesitancy, it gives more and more time for variants of concerns specifically b.1.1.7 that has ravaged states like michigan as they continue to spread and set off potential new surges in local communities. so it's always been a race between the vaccines and the variants, and hesitancy just slows down that vaccine leg. >> and the concern would be that perhaps a new variant could evade protection from the current vaccines we are getting. so by not getting a vaccine, it is essentially putting others at risk potentially, right? >> you're absolutely right, pam. every warm body, every single one is an opportunity for this virus to evolve yet further. so what the vaccine does is it shuts off that evolution opportunity and prevents that scenario that you talked about, that doomsday scenario where we have a new variant that can slip
our vaccine mediated immunity. we're seeing this virus evolve in realtime. we've got new variants that seems to have evolved in india. again, reminds us that this virus is waiting for that opportunity. and so we can't be complacent. we've got to do what we can to get ourselves vaccinated to shut this thing down. >> so many americans are getting vaccinated, but there was this poll by monmouth university that found 43% of republicans claim that they won't take the vaccine. just 5% of dems responded that way. i want you to hear what dr. fauci said about republican vaccine hesitancy today. >> it is quite frustrating because the fact that one may not want to get vaccinated, in this case a disturbingly large proportion of republicans actually only works against where they want to be. it's almost paradoxical that on the one hand they want to be relieve odd of the restrictions, but on the other hand, they
don't want to get vaccinated. it almost just doesn't make any sense. >> could you have imagined how big the political divide would be on something like this that would help end the pandemic? >> unfortunately, i wish i could say i never saw it coming. but we've seen political polarization, and in particular politicization of the pandemic since the very beginning from the jump. what is frustrating is that these vaccines were made possible by operation warp speed which was kicked off during the trump administration. in many ways, this vaccine is one of only two things that two american presidents can agree on. we need to get them into arms. the other point that makes this so much worse is we know that two things tend do to go side by side. vaccine hesitancy and vaccine covidism. the same people who are engaging in ways that could increase its spread. when you start to see
circumstances like we've seen in michigan, the parts of michigan which are on fire right now with the pandemic are parts of michigan where those two things tend to run together, and we're seeing major spread of a serious variant and young people filling up michigan hospitals. >> that is terrifying. i talked to the head of the michigan health care system yesterday. he said that's what was so alarming were young people filling up the hospital beds. i want to ask you about something dr. fauci had said this morning that vaccinated people still need to mask up. but let me ask you this, because a lot of our viewers watching right now wonder what does that mean? if you're walking on the sidewalk and you pass someone, do you still need to make sure your mask son, or do we not need to worry about a mask if we pass someone quickly? for me, when i'm out and about, i put my mask on if i'm passing someone even for a second. that necessary? >> well, the thing about covid spread sits a matter of probabilities. we know that that kind of
passing by someone outside, that's a low risk circumstance. that's not really what the focus. the focus is when you're sharing enclosed space indoors for a prolonged period of time, those are the moments that even people who have been vaccinated really ought to keep a mask on, because that's where we increase the probability of breakthrough infections which are extremely low probability, but that's what increases them. when we're talking about probabilities walking by someone on the street is a very low probability of transmission, whereas spending time indoors with someone is a high probability of transmission. that's when even vaccinated people ought to make sure they're wearing a mask. also it's not necessarily that if you've gotten vaccinated, the only worry is you might get a transmission case. it's you may also potentially pass it along. the most important thing is to remember this. vaccinations are the most important thing we can do to beat this pandemic. we know once you've been
vaccinated, you're at substantially lower risk of getting this virus. and yet because the virus is still around, because b.1.1.7 is still around, it's important for us to take precautions in the high risk of transmission circumstances. >> all right, thank you so much. >> thank you, ma'am. coming up on this sunday evening, retired four star navy admiral william mccraven on the afghan troop drawdown, the threat of domestic terrorism, and what he thinks makes a real hero. he joins me next. ♪suddenly i'm up on top of the world...♪ maybe it is dirtier than it looks. ♪should've been somebody else...♪ it is dirtier than it looks. try new tide hygienic clean.
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cnn, the afghan president tells fareed zakkari he is not sure what the troops will do after the u.s. pulse troops out. >> you do not believe your government faces any imminent danger of clasp because of a taliban attack? >> no. and the reasons are the following. first, the defense and security forces have been carrying over 90% of the operations in the last two years. >> i am now joined by retired four-star navy admiral william mcraven. he knows the situation in afghanistan as well as anyone. he oversaw the raid that killed osama bin laden and he is head of u.s. operations command. his new book is out "the hero code: lessons lived from lives well lived." good evening to you, admiral. >> thank you, pam lap. great to be with you.
>> i read your book, you see it on your screen too, and there were several examples throughout your book about your time in afghanistan and fighting the taliban. you were on the front lines. you just heard there from the president of afghanistan not worried his government will collapse once the u.s. leaves and if the taliban attacks. in your view, from all of your experience, is he right or should he be worried? >> well, i do think he should be worried. but the fact is the biden administration has come to the assessment that we can't have a military solution in afghanistan. we're not going to have a military solution in afghanistan. and i think that's probably a pretty good assessment. from a senior military officer's standpoint, we want to make sure that our voices get heard. so what i know for a fact is that joel scott miller, the isaf commander, the centcom commander and austin millie all have an opportunity to sit down with the
president and lay out the risks of a departure from afghanistan. and at the end of the day, again, from a senior military perspective, that's the best you can hope for. and then when the civilian leaders make a decision, you salute smartly and move out. but what i do know is those risks were laid out. there is always the risk of a resurgent taliban. there is always a risk of al qaeda returning to sanctuary. there is always a risk to the progress the women have made in afghanistan. there is always the risk of a mass migration out of afghanistan. so nobody should be naive to those risks. now the responsibility of the military is to follow the orders of the president and do everything they can working with the afghan government to mitigate those risks. >> and if you had been one of those advisers, what would you have said? >> you know, my preference would have been to have left a small footprint in afghanistan, probably about where we are. but having said that, i understand the president's decision. and frankly, i support his
decision. but, again, had my ---ed that they asked for my advice, i think it would have been consistent with what the other commanders have put forth to the presidentment. >> do you have any doubt in your mind the taliban will turn it into the way it was pre-9/11 and rule the country? what do you think? >> there is absolutely some doubt that they can turn it around, and the reason there is doubt, over the last 20 years, we have had the opportunity to train the afghan national security force. there are 350,000 of them now. the afghan people see what the future and what the promise of afghanistan can be. so my hope is that they will fight for their own democracy there in afghanistan, and i hope president began ani ghani is correct. do i think the taliban will try to come back into power? i do. that is one of the risks. but i'm hopeful the central government can keep them at bay. >> how does the u.s. prevent
afghanistan from becoming a terrorist haven? >> actually, i think that's the easiest part of the problem here. if i were the commander and given the task of ensuring that al qaeda did not have safe haven in afghanistan again, i think we could do that from over the horizon. again, would it be chanllenging? sure. we would have drones on the air. if we have apparatus on the ground, we'll have a sense of how al qaeda is growing. we can do that over the horizon and to some degree remotely in terms of al qaeda. the bigger problems again are the resurgent taliban. >> and when you look back, you reflect on all these years that the u.s. was in afghanistan. would you say the u.s. won the war in afghanistan? is this a modern-day vietnam war? how do you sum it up? >> well, we're not going to have a victory ceremony on the uss missouri. but here is what i will offer to you. all the great soldiers, sailors,
airmen, marines, the intelligence professionals, the foreign service officer, everybody that served over there, nothing they did will be diminished as a result of the outcome of this war. their sacrifice will not be diminished, their heroism will not be diminished, their patriotism will not be diminished. no matter how this war ends, none that of will be diminished, certainly not in my eyes, and i hope not in the eyes of the families that sacrificed so much. >> so in your book, you tell so many illuminating stories about the female service members with these heroic qualities. you say they were crucial on the ground in afghanistan. you mention ashley white who was killed in action. how important are women serving in the military in your view? >> oh, well, they're essential. and i love the story of ashley white because it really does kind of highlight her personal courage and not just on the day that she gave her life for her
fellow soldiers, but her courage in going into a combat environment every single night. combat, it scares you. when you're in a war zone, you have this fear and most of the great warriors take that fear and they bury it down deep inside and cover it with every emotion they can because they know they have to go back out and do their job. we needed the ashley whites of this world. we need every person we can that comes to the war to try to do their best and she was certainly one of those great heroes. >> all right. and admiral mcraven, stay with me. i've got more questions for you when we come back, including your most powerful memory from the osama bin laden raid. we're going talk about that at the other side of this break. thank you so much. >> thank you. allergies don't have to be scary. spraying flonase daily stops your body from overreacting to allergens all season long. psst! psst! all good the harry's razor is not the same. our razors have five german engineered blades
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me, you actually went through summer buds, not winter buds. i hear that summer is a lot easier. >> don't tell adam. >> i won't tell him. although he was the one that want node bring it up. i want to ask you, as i said in the last segment, we are just week ace which from the anniversary of the mission that you oversaw, the raid that led to osama bin laden's death. as you reflect on that time, on that experience, what is your most powerful memory from that operation? >> you know, i think it was the remarkable team work in the government. i mean, from the president to the cia to the nsa to the military, everybody had one objective in mind, and that was to bring justice to bin laden. so there was in the meetings i was in, there was no rancor. there were people just trying to do the right thing. and then of course the president gave me the latitude to do the military portion of the mission. i greatly appreciated that.
but the one memory that stands out the most, pamela, is when the guys got back across the border after the mission and they were all safe and sound back in afghanistan, because as a commander, you want to make sure you get the mission done, but you want to make sure you get the mission done and bring the boys home safely. >> and you did. and as someone who fought for america's democracy for so many years, what was it like for you to watch the january 6 insurrection? >> well, like a lot of people, i was watching it on tv, and it was incredibly disturbing. it was a sad, sad day for democracy. and it really unfortunately kind of showcased the worst of america. but i would also offer that it showcased the best of america when you look at the capitol police and what they tried to do to stop these insurrectionists. the fact of the matter is we have to work for democracy every single day, from the local to the state to the federal level, we have to work. we have to do everything we can to preserve this democracy.
and i was so proud of the capitol police, as challenging as it was that day, there were some real heroes out of this horrific event. >> so many real heroes. and, you know, one of the qualities in your book reflects what they were demonstrating that day, and that is duty. they fulfilled their duty. you wrote this poignant story in the book about an airman fulfilling her duty under general order number 1. you write i will take charge of my post and all property in my view. it means you are responsible for your actions and the actions that affect the things around you. that was reflected by the actions of those capitol police officers that day and others. can you just expand on what you mean by the sense of duty and how we all, everyone even watching this right now from duty in our lives. >> in that particular chapter, i talk about two duties. i talk about the duty of john mccain, who captured and held by
the north vietnamese exercised his duty, his code of conduct to make sure that he didn't take preferential treatment. i mean, that was the highest form of duty. and yet i also talk about the importance of this airman on the airfield in bagram when i had to make a rush visit to see president obama. but because i wasn't on the list, she wouldn't let me through. and we had this kind of great standoff. and she held her ground. and after i finally got in and had a chance to meet with the president, i came back and i thanked her. i thanked her for the incredible work she did, and she turned to me and she said, sir, i was just doing my duty. and, you know, the importance of your duty. whether you are flipping hamburgers at mcdonald's, whether you're guard aggregate, whether you're a health care professional, doing your duty is important to you. it's important to the people around you. and if we just do our duty, if we just do our jobs to the best of our ability we can find heroes out there, because it is an incredibly noble quality.
>> it is so noble. it can have such a significant impact. that was one of my favorite stories in the book. before we let you go, i just wanted to ask something that's in the national conversation right i know, and that is obviously these mass shootings we've seen and gun violence and so forth. i want to ask you because you have a unique perspective on guns, right? being in the military, training with guns and so forth, you have said you are a pro second amendment conservative. what do i don't think america needs to do to stop the gun violence epidemic? >> yeah, i think the first thing we have to do is to continue this conversation and move the conversation forward. i am a gunowner. i've probably got more guns than any single man ought to have, but i am a responsible gunowner. and there are millions of responsible gunowners out there. but we have to be very, very careful about guns getting into the hands of people that are mentally imbalanced, people that have ideations to hurt people and every single day my heartbreaks when i see these mass murders going on.
and of course i'm here in austin and we just had a shooting today. so we have got to stop talking and we have to start taking action. i hope both sides come together to figure out what can we do to continue to protect the rights of those people that believe in the second amendment yet ensure that we do something about this terrible gun violence. >> right. we've got do something because one thing everyone agrees on is it is unacceptable. retired four star navy admiral william mcraven, it is an honor to have you on the show. thank you so much. and again, your book "the hero code." appreciate it. >> thank you, pam lap. well, if you question climate change, watch this. see how dramatically places like greenland have changed in less than 40 years. coming up, we'll talk to cnn correspondent justin rowland about how the climate is going to change everything. the new cnn original series "the people versus the klan" tells the story of beulah mae
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that cover story, the magazine correspondent justin rowland. justin, thank you for coming on. what makes you say that the pandemic is causing world leaders to wake up to the climate crisis? >> yeah, well, thank you for having me on. i think a lot of it is just hearing -- seeing the response in terms of the way the conversation has shifted, right. so you think about the quay in which science was neglected say at the early stages of the pandemic, and a sort of recognition that it needs to be taken more seriously that came throughout the course of the pandemic. and that's something that maps pretty clearly on the climate change. and then you just look at the way in which they're talking about it and really sort of anchoring a lot of economic policy around it. so in the u.s., the biden administration has a $2 trillion infrastructure package which is supposed to stimulate job growth, and they're talking about the ways in which climate is embedded into all of it. in the eu, the eu is spending hundreds of billions of euros to
invigorate their economy, and it's taking climate change and sort of sprinkling it throughout that package as well. when you think about just those two countries and those hundreds of billions of dollars that we're talking about, trillions of dollars, really, and the way in which climate is embedded in it, it's really taking a bet, leaders taking a bet that climate change is going to be central. and so you see that. all of that is happening as a result of the pandemic. >> you write in this article that when covid hit, the climate conversation took a back seat as hospital beds filled. but in the midst of the crisis, interests seemed only to grow as the pandemic ran, reminding people of the perils of ignoring science. is that true? help us understand that. because when covid first i merged, even as they watched italians filling mass graves and new york hospitals overflowing, face masks are still
controversial to many and so is the vaccine. how convince ready you that people are waking up to these warnings from science? >> i think the problem is very similar to the covid crisis problem which is there is a segment of society which still does not accept the science around climate change. while there are others who are very concerned. and so you can see that in some of the polling numbers for democrats last fall. climate was a serious concern. it was one of their top concerns. and for republicans not as much. so there is this bifurcation that is very similar to the covid crisis. but among the people that are concerned, they are more concerned than they were before, and that's trickled up in some ways to policymakers, to people that actually are able to make policy decisions that shift society. at least in the u.s. at the moment do recognize that challenge. >> and part of shifting society is of course what corporations do. you write that corporate bosses were struck by the pandemic, but
there were some companies like amazon that are have benefitted massively over the last year. their business interests seemed to diverge with the rest of the world on tackling the pandemic. do you think climate change will be different? >> climate we don't know what the effects will be. many companies including the companies that are some of the names like amazon and etcetera, the big giant corporations are thinking about how climate change is going to affect their business. they're thinking of their supply chains, are they running through places that's likely effective by climate chain. they're looking at the anthro possibility of regulations may affect their business. of course that's a piz green message.
if they want to do something good but there is also the element they are preparing for the possibility that the government may mandate them to do that at some point. how exactly claimant change affect corporations is yet to be seen. there is going to be winners and losers just like with the pandemic. justin worland, thank you so much. your article issued in this latest version of "time" magazine. thanks so much. >> thanks for having me on. >> i travel to south carolina to see the issues of vaccines up front and what's being done about it. #. >> what was the experience like compared to how you built it up in your head? >> i am thinking and sitting and waiting in the long line and filling out documents after documents, i was literally here for five minutes and i am out of here. so that was quick. it was painless and you know i
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eight years ago this week the world watched the deadly bombing at the finish line at the boston marathon. three people were killed. more than 360 injured. this week's cnn hero is one of the survival of the blast. heather found a way to turn that tragedy into triumph. >> i heard the first explosion ahead in front of me. the next thing i knew the second explosion occurred to my right. nifs the hospital for several days while doctors deciding whether to amputate. it was hard to come to terms i am an amputee at first and had
my injury not happen in such a public way where there was so much assistant available, i would never be able to afford it. i decided to do what i could to help people get those devices that simply could not get them because they were out of reach. it has been life-changing for them and a lot of them remind me of that. >> here is the crazy man. feels very rewarding to be able to do that. and to see heather's full story and how she's helping amputees getting custom parts, go to
cnn.com. the flames quickly fred in cape town. hikers were evacuated at the park along with students near by a university. more than 100 firefighters are battling those blaze. a fire left by unattended person may have sparked the flames. downtown looks like the green zone in baghdad, almost. >> the outcome that we pray for in derek chauvin is for him to be held criminalaly liable for killing george floyd. >> there has been 50 mass shootings in the united states in the last month. >> there are few excuses for americans who still don't have a date for getting their shots.
>> on the one hand they want to be relieved of the restrictions but on the other hand they don't want to get vaccinated. it does not make any sense. i am pamela brown in washington, welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, you are live in "the cnn newsroom." hundreds are taking to the streets in chicago. the culmanation after police body cam released of adam toledo being shot. what are you hearing there? >> reporter: you can see the crowd. say their name, adam toledo.