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i'm kate bolduan. here's what we are watching at this hour. searching for answers, a criminal investigation now under way into the tragedy at the travis scott concert. but already new details emerge of warning signs before he took the stage. and welcome, world. the u.s. reopens its borders to foreign travelers for the first time in over 600 days. one critical step towards moving past the pandemic and back toward normal. a big win and a late night. president biden, democrats and republicans coming together to
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approve more than a trillion dollars in spending on roads, bridges, and more. so what now? thanks for being here. we begin with new developments in the tragedy at a music festival in houston, texas. eight are dead and dozens more were injured when a crowd surged, crushing concertgoers and leaving others gasping for air, literally, at travis scott's astroworld festival on friday night. the victims ranged in age from 14 years old to 27 years old. and right now, a criminal investigation is under way to determine what went so horribly wrong. "the new york times" is reporting this morning that the houston police chief met with rapper travis scott hours before the show about concerns over the energy of the crowd outside. the videos and the personal stories from people who were there are simply gut-wrenching. this morning, scott, along with
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the concert organizer, live nation, are facing the first of what's expected to be a series of lawsuits. rosa flores is live in houston with the very latest. rosa, i've been watching your coverage. you talked to many of the people who were there. what is the latest this morning? >> reporter: you know, kate, from those concertgoers, it's the trauma of being in this concert, and some of them later learned that eight people had died and knowing that they were there. i talked to a group of college students who say that they don't know that they'll be able to go back to college and go back to college parties because of how traumatizing this moment was. they say that at moments they didn't have control over their bodies because they were just part of this wave, this massive crowd. here's what they said. take a listen. will you go to another travis scott concert?
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>> absolutely not. >> no. >> absolutely not. >> no. >> i won't go to any -- not just travis scott. i'm really scared to even be around people. >> reporter: now, live nation, astroworld festival, travis scott have all issued statements saying they are heartbroken, devastated, they're cooperating with authorities. that is not enough for a lot of concertgoers. multiple lawsuits have been filed, many alleging gross negligence, that the promoters, that the organizers did not organize a safe event. the latest on the investigation, the houston police department is the lead investigating agency, but the narcotics and homicide divisions are part of this investigation, and one thing that we can't forget is the eight people who died. now we're learning a little more about their stories. here are some of their names. a 23-year-old. a 21-year-old, franco pitino.
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20-year-old jacob. 16-year-old briana rodriguez. 14-year-old john hillgert. 27-year-old danish bage. we're still learning, waiting to learn, excuse me, the names of the other two individuals. kate? >> and people still in the hospital as we speak. rosa, thank you so much. i really appreciate it. joining me for nor on this is cnn legal analyst paul cowan and steve cohen, a crowd safety consultant and expert. steve, you have personally brought a stop to, have halted in your estimation, about 25 performances in your career in order to protect crowds. what do you see here in what we're learning about what happened at this concert? >> well, firstly, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. i really want to get that
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across. it's very hard to speculate or even be judgmental from this distance. you know, we're in the uk, and the u.s. is a thousand miles away. everyone can jump on the bandwagon of speculation. a number of facts need to come to fruition at this stage. it's a tragedy. it's a hometown concert, so whenever we would be touring with eminem or in manchester, the hometown shows are always lively, energetic performances. and, you know, you've got live nation, a world-renowned promoter, well versed with major events years after years and decades after decades. the risk profile for the event is high, and, you know, for me, i suppose two things that jump out to me at this point is firstly what was in in evidence the crowd. certainly saw flashing lights.
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so that's quite confusing for myself. and i don't understand why that would happen, particularly without the artist being aware of it. secondly, you know, it seems as though this has gone on for a prolonged period. why wasn't the show stopped earlier? certainly video footage i saw of the performer turning around, looking for answers from someone, but there didn't seem to be anyone there assisting him. >> that's actually something i wanted to ask you about, steve. 40 minutes. that's how long the concert went on after first reports of people being injured reached first responders is what we're learning. it also is sounding like the concert continued for something like 30 minutes after a mass casualty event was declared by city officials. we can see this video of travis scott looking around. does this make any sense to you, what we're learning? >> no, but, again, i wasn't there, so, you know, it's very
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easy to be judgmental from a distance. what i would say once the facts are there, from my own experiences, any incident that would be communicated, we would have crowd safety spotters well versed in identifying a crowd in distress from the very beginning. at that point it's determined whether the situation is life-threatening. just because a crowd collapses doesn't mean you have to stop the show. that crowd are well versed with con concerts. if they get back up, that could be the sociology of that demographic or that audience attending that particular event. so let's not overreact with that. however, if the crowd is in distress, and that can be identified by an experienced spotter, that needs to be communicated. you've only got minutes then to save lives. as such, the show-stop procedure should be implemented. >> i want to talk about the show-stop procedure this just one second can you've pioneered on. paul, leapt me bring you into
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this. one lawsuit has been filed. according to "the new york times," the police chief personally warned travis scott earlier in the day that there were concerns about the crowd. the way "the new york times" reported it is the police chief was concerned about the energy in the crowd. what are you seeing here so far? yes, early on and, yes, a lengthy investigation needs to occur, but what are you seeing in terms of responsibility here, paul? >> i'm seeing a situation where you had a number of warning flags, red flags, that there could be a problem with a crowd of this size at this concert. obviously, it wasn't handled properly because eight people are dead, and it could be hundreds of others suffering from crush injuries. the second thing i find to be very disturbing was when travis scott was on stage at some point, he was disturbed by what he was seeing, and as a matter of fact he told members of the crowd to raise their middle
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finger if they were okay. well, that's fine. i mean, i think that's showing he was concerned about the crowd. but then he followed that up with his suggestion that they should shake the ground during the next song that he was playing. and i think that that was a very dangerous thing to say when he knew that there were problems with the crush of the crowd coming forward toward him. so i think that when we look at this, you're going to see a lot of problems with the way security was handled, and you're going to see a ton of lawsuits being brought against the promoters and maybe travis himself. >> what does a criminal investigation look like, paul? >> well, i think there will be two aspects to it. the first is that promoters can be criminally investigated in a corporate sense for recklessly going forward with a concert that would have endangered
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concertgoers. the standard is often driked as recklessness or gross negligence or sometimes depraved indifference to human life. if you see any of those things, and they're just out to make money so they have the concert go forward, but there's another aspect to it as well. if there was a large amount of drug use, and there are reports of narcan being used, which of course is what you use to try to save somebody's life who has o.d.'d on hard drugs of some kind, if there was a lot of that going on, prosecutors may be looking at why so many drugs were permitted into the facility and should safety measures have been taken in that regard. those would be the go two primary areas of a criminal investigation. >> steve, finally, can you talk to me about show-stop procedure? this is something you know, you've described in great detail. how quickly a show can be stopped in order to save lives. this is something you've
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pioneered and worked on ed on throughout your career and how important it is to have the artists involved from the very beginning of it. >> yes. so the show-stop procedure, we identified when we were touring with oasis in the late 1990s in the uk that there were crowd were extremely energetic and there was a very real risk that there would be a death at those shows if we didn't have an immediate response to it. we sat down with the band and said we need a system in place whereby if we see the crowd in distress, that we communicate this to you, you assist us and cooperate, stop the show, put the house lights up, kill all the noise apart from the microphones to communicate to the crowd. we will brief you exactly what to say. and they were completely in line with it, cooperated, and we had no problems. so we stopped the show some 25 times. as they progressed, we
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introduced noise-canceling headsets, trained teams throughout the uk, europe, the rest of the world on how to carry out show-stop procedures efficiently and effectively so it's imminent. people get confused whereby they suggest that we need to identify a situation, walk over to event control, get them to come over. by that time, someone's dead. so they need to have the confidence that they are comfort tent, well versed in identifying a crowd in distress and can call an immediate show stop. now, in advance of this, the artists and their management are communicated with in advance correspondence with the safety planning of the event. they are key stakeholders, and they must cooperate with this. there's a duty of care to cooperate. and during the show stop, the day of show safety briefing, you will have the manager for the show stop caller on the side of the stage with the artist's representative.
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crowd safety spotters are in an elevated position either side of stage and the front of the house position looking down on dedicated areas where you anticipate your highest points to be, monitoring those crowds, and relaying this information back to the guy on the side of the stage, who will then communicate -- >> and what i hear throughout what you're saying is just simply time is of the essence, which is why you have these systems in place in order to communicate quickly, stop the show quickly, in order to save lives as well as even get the show back on when the risk and the danger smit gaited, which is why i asked, because the questions are found now, what really went wrong, that that couldn't happen here at this concert. much more to learn. steve, thank you very much. palmeiro, thank you both so very much. appreciate your time. another major story we're following this morning, a milestone in the pigt against the pandemic. for the first time in more than 600 days, the united states is reopening borgders to travellers around the world. starting today, the u.s. will
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allow foreign travelers who are fully vaccinated to come into the united states. priscilla alvarez is live in el paso, texas, with the latest. what does this mean? what are you hearing? >> reporter: kate, this is a big day here in el paso, texas, and across border communities in the united states as travel restrictions ease. we are here at a land crossing in el paso, and this is where more people are expected to be allowed into the united states. i spoke to a student this morning who was crossing to come to school here in the u.s., and he told me he woke up earlier today in anticipation of more travelers. the key difference here is that now people will be able to come into the u.s. for nonessential purposes. that could be visiting friends or family or for tourism. they're going to have to have a couple items with them, primarily proof of vaccination. that can be in digital or paper form. the u.s. is accepting fda and w.h.o.-approved or authorized vaccines. children under the age of 18 are
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exempt from these vaccination requirements. and people crossing land crossings will not have to show a covid-19 test. that is different from air travel. but a large -- a big day here, a lot of anticipation. veronica escobar, who represents texas and el paso, told me it is, quote, a long-awaited day. kate? >> thank you so much. still ahead, a major win for president biden. both democrats and republicans voted for it, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. so what happens now? that is next. also, $6 million in ransom payments seized and new charges coming in a cyberattack on a u.s. company. that's ahead. with service i cou. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ what's strong with me? what's strong with me? what's strong with me?
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trillion infrastructure bill into law after final passage came late friday. and what a long, strange trip it has been. it's a big victory for the white house, but it's only half of the president's economic agenda being debated. the even bigger social spending bill we've talked so much about is still very much being negotiated. cnn's john harwood joins me now with much more on this. john, what are you hearing from there? what happens now? >> reporter: first of all, the president returned to the white house from his beach house in delaware this morning in a much better mood than he was a week ago because his political circumstances are much better. they passed on a bipartisan basis that $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, $550 billion of new money, roads, bridges, broadband internet, removing lead from water pipes around the country. those elementings are popular. it also allows the president to boast about bipartisanship, which people like. it also allows him to shift the
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conversation away from the struggle to get things done in washington to being able to talk about the things he has gotten done in washington. he's going to talk about that in baltimore at the port this week, probably not going to sign that bill until next week when congress comes back and he can have republicans and democrats with him. meantime, he's working on that bigger bill when congress comes back, hopes to pass it in the house next week after they get that congressional budget office score. the senate action will take longer. they've taungtalked about it by thanksgiving, probably later in the year, but they're confident on capitol hill and in the white house they'll get both parts done and that will be a boost, an additional boost for this president if they do. >> john, great to see you. thank you so much. for more on this, democratic congressman john yarmouth, the chair of the house budget committee. you put it simply when you tweeted out "one down, one to go." how far are you, do you think, from getting there with the
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build back better bill at the point? >> well, i think we're in very good shape, kate. by the way, good to see my native john harwood on. i think we're in good shape to get this done sometime next week in the house. as many people have said, it's going to be a little more difficult in the senate because we're pretty sure they're going to make some changes and we'll get the bill back from the senate at some point if they can get the 50 votes plus vice president harris. so i feel good about it. you know, i think we regained a lot of the trust that we had lost among the democratic members, and we're all working towards the same outcome. >> that actually gets at the heart of this. you and i have discussed this, because there was a clear lack of trust, which is held up the vote on the infrastructure bill for so long. members didn't trust members that they were going to stick to their word and move ahead. i will say there's a group of
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democratic members, more moderate members, who say they need to see the long-term economic impacts of this bigger package before they are ready to move forward. are you concerned they might not like what they see and balk once the score comes out? >> i think they'll be actually very pleasantly surprised that what we're going to see is a bill that actually is a deficit reducer. we saw the joint committee on tax pumt out an estimate of their assessment of what the tax provisions would be with the $1.5 trillion in revenue. that doesn't include negotiations and increased irs enforcement. that's anticipated to bring in around a half billion dollars. so when you're looking at an investment total of somewhere between $1.75 trillion and $2 trillion and you have have revenue of $2 trillion or more, i think the moderates willful very good about it. >> let me play for you on the
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infrastructure bill specifically, what republican senator rick scott said this morning about the bill. listen to this. >> here's what i hear from voters. i mean, they watch and say, look, we've got almost $30 trillion worth of debt, we've got gas prices up over 50%, food prices are up. this is all caused by wasteful government spending. then they watch and see a bill like this pass that has, you know, unbelievable wasteful spending. >> that is the republican reaction to a bipartisan bill this morning. i'm curious what you say to that and also do you know how wasteful government spending is forcing gas prices up? >> i have no idea, kate. neither does rick scott with all due respect. he has no idea what he's talking about. you know, the bill that we're talking about now, the build back better act, will increase spending by 0.6% of gdp over the next ten years.
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it is insane for anybody to believe that 0.6% extra spending is going to do anything to put -- to increase inflation. as a matter of fact, 15 nobel prize-winning economists have written a letter saying this bill will actually help ease long-term inflationary pressure. so, again, right now, when you have republican members calling infrastructure investment socialism, you can't take anything they say seriously, because, again, they're just making it up. they're trying to convince the american people, who are overwhelmingly in favor of what we're trying to do according to polls, trying to convince them it's somehow dangerous to them. i don't think they'll get away with it. >> the country, though, is divided. what rick scott is speaking to is just division and distrust, you know, in general between parties, which has existed since forever. but it speaks to something i want to ask you about. you're not running for election.
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the last time you were on we talked about this. i've noted with interest you've gotten reflective many some of your more recent interviews, talking about your frustration not just with republicans as a proud progressive democrat, but also frugs frustration with both parties, and when it comes to your own party, a frustration of people seeking attention rather than seeking deals, paraphrasing. can you talk about this, says the cable news host who wants people to come on her show? but you who do you fix that? why is that such a problem in your party? >> kate, i think the reason we've seen some of that -- and i want to clarify, i was speaking much more about republican members than democrats, although we have a few like that -- is that most members of congress have given up on the idea of they can accomplish anything. so if you're here, you accomplish something, try to get attention and raise money. but what's frustrating is that
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so few people are actually -- have any experience getting anything done in congress. most people have never worked in a govern mag jing majority befo. and they've forgotten how to say in congress, if you get 70% of what you want, that's really significant. that's a great job. and a lot of members haven't figured out yet that 7% of what you want is really successful around congress. >> love to continue the conversation, mr. chairman. thanks for coming on. >> thanks, kate. >> appreciate it. let's see what happens next with that massive spending bill. comiinging up for us, the sole survivor in the kyle rittenhouse shooting is testifying about the horrific night of chaos and gunfire. season's greetings from audi.
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first on cnn, the u.s. is charging a ukrainian man for a ransomware attack over the 4th of july weekend. the attack hit a florida-based software firm, eventually infecting hundreds of
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businesses. cnn's evan perez has the details. what are you learning? >> next hour we'll hear from top officials at the justice department and the treasury department on what is really a major operation. the u.s. government is going to announce that they have seized $6 million that was paid by companies that were victims of this massive ransomware attack. this is an attack using this ransomware called revil. and it was carried out against a software company, kasai ya, ended up infecting about 1,500 companies worldwide. as part of this announcement in the next hour from the justice department, we're also going to hear about charges against one ukrainian man who was arrested in poland last month. his name is jaroslav vasinskyi. there's also going to be charges against another person also linked with this group behind
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revil. his name is yevgeniy polyanin. he is believed to still be at large, still at large, possibly in russia. we'll hear about charges involving fraud, money laundering, just really a major operation that is taking some action against ransomware, which has grown, as you know, kate, exponentially in the last few years. >> yeah. and charged and arrested, which is unique in this space for sure. great reporting, evan. thank you so much. also new this morning, right now a second day of testimony is under way in the trial of three men accused of chasing down and murdering ahmaud arbery. cnn's ryan young is following all of this for us and is live outside the courthouse in georgia. ryan, this has been an i incredibly emotional trial already. what is happening today? >> reporter: it has. good morning, kate. as you said that before on friday, that video really sort of punctuated the day, obviously
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family members seeing that video, some for the first time, of everything that happened on that fateful day when ahmaud arbery was shot. today has been quite different. investigators have been coming forward. the first officer who arrived on scene, the evidence collector was talking about how she gathered evidence. they did show some graphic pictures of the body in the middle of the ground. that you can definitely see some people were taking some deep breaths while that was going on. but then from there, the first officer who arrived on scene is actually still doing some testimony, maybe just stepped away for a quick second as they're doing some procedural things inside court. we were just talking about how when he first arrived on scene, where he saw the body, how he interacted with everyone there, how he saw the shotgun. we talked about the evidence collected. so not the same sort of video evidence that we got on friday, but still at the same time, when you see these graphic pictures and see everything they're trying to go through piece by piece, they're setting that stuff up as this case moves on slowly. kate? >> slowly, that's for sure.
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thank you so much, ryan. i appreciate that. we'll stay close to this. now to major developments in another big trial. jurors are hearing testimony right now from the only man who survived being shot by kyle rittenhouse during protests in kenosha, wisconsin, last year. rittenhouse faces two homicide charges in the shooting deaths of two protesters as well as attempt homicide. cnn's shimon prokupecz is live outside the courthouse in wisconsin. he joins us now. what are you hearing? >> reporter: yeah. it's been a dramatic morning inside the courthouse as gage tells the jury what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting and how he encountered the defendant, kyle rittenhouse, on the streets here after hearing gunshots. grosskreutz explains how he was running towards the gunfire, explaining it to the jury in a slow, methodical way.
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the jurors are all paying attention, taking notes. here's him describinging what i was like when he first encountered the defendant. >> what are you doing? you shot somebody? whose shot? >> and prosecutors there playing even more video after that of the actual moments of some of the shooting. remember, kate, grosskreutz did have a weapon on him, so we'll see how the defense cross-examines him after the prosecutors are done about that weapon. he was shot in the arm. certainly dramatic testimony for the prosecution today. >> absolutely. thank you so much for that. coming up for us, president biden touting a big bipartisan win, but when the rubber meets the road, what does $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending look like in your city? the history-making new mayor elect of pittsburgh is our guest.
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democrats are touting a big win, passing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal through congress. all it needs now is president biden's signature.
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it's a win democrats admit that they needed and something mayors across the country have been asking for -- investment in the country's infrastructure, the largest single infrastructure investment in american history. roads, bridges, water pipes, broadband all part of this deal. so what are these promises going to look like in real life? who's going to get this money? joining me now is ed gainy, the new mayor-elect of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. thanks for being here. >> thank you for having me this morning. >> appreciate your time. your congressman has often said that pittsburgh has some of if oldest infrastructure in the country. how do you make sure you get the money you need for pittsburgh from this infrastructure bill, this $1.2 trillion of investment? do you have any guarantees at this point? >> one, i want to thank the congressman because he's correct, we have the oldest infrastructure probably in america, and we know our infrastructure needs to be repaired desperately. this $1.2 trillion that
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democrats and republicans were able to pass is great. we want to be able to use it to make sure that we're building up our infrastructure and repairing the roads, the bridges, and the rest of the infrastructure that needs to be repaired. >> do you have guarantees of how much the city is going to get, where you will be putting the money, though? >> i do not at this moment in time. if they have discussed that, it has not been communicated to me. but we're looking forward to getting our sahare and looking o invest in ways that will improve the infrastructure in the city of pittsburgh. >> democrats, you know, passed this over the weekend. democrats, though, continue the negotiations now in washington over the bigger social safety net bill. you're supportive of the administration's efforts. but if democrats in washington, if they don't get it done and this infrastructure bill is the totality of it when it comes to the president's economic agenda in the moment, is that enough for pittsburgh? is that enough for your city? >> well, we always want to be
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able to utilize as many resources as we can to improve the overall infrastructure and the rest of the safety net needs we need for the city of pittsburgh. we just have to see what happens and we'll hope for the best. we'll hope they can come together in a bipartisan way that produces the level of investment that we need to ensure that our cities and the rest of america's cities are okay. >> what is the one aspect of the larger spending bill that you think will have the greatest impact in pittsburgh? i've been speaking to a lot of mayors who say, you know, it's different in every city, be it universal pre-k, be it another aspect of it. what aspect of the larger spending bill that's being debated do you think will have the most impact in your city? >> we want to focus on the public health aspect that we need to focus on. for so many years, and we notice now for decades and decades, we've had to deal with how we
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talk about how we're eradicating violence in america, whether that's gun violence, drug and alcohol violence, poverty, education, homelessness. there's a lot in this bill we can utilize in order to insure we beef up public safety safety nets and people getting the support they need. we need that. also, this infrastructure bill is major. it gives us an opportunity we haven't had in years to redevelop and rehab our infrastructure, our bridges, our roads, our waters. that's a major investment. in regards to the safety net, i believe the more we focus on public safety, the better outcome we have for our people. i want to focus on public health and the better outcomes we'll get for our people. >> as you mention public safety, you ran in part op racial justice and police reform. you also made very clear that you do not support defunding the police, but you were also critical during the campaign of what you've called overpolicing.
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so what are you going to do differently when you take office? what does this look like? >> so there's a couple things. we also discussed how we want police to walk the beat again and repair the broken relationships in the communities, particularly communities of color. that i believe's important. second, if overpolicing worked, we wouldn't be having this conversation. it doesn't. we need equitable policing across the city. we need to ensure that we're working with our communities and law enforcement to build the best cohesive relationship we can. those are the two main items i spoke about, one, getting these cops to walk the beat again, repairing the eroded relationships they have in the neighborhoods, putting them back in the streets, and two, making sure we're not overpolicing in places of color in particular. >> you have a huge job ahead. mayor-elect, thanks for coming on. >> appreciate it. thanks for having me. coming up for us, a former president back on the world stage with a warning and
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former barack obama back on the world stage. he's in glasgow for the international climate crisis. obama trying to rally the world in his remarks to act now against the climate crisis.
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cnn's renee rare, is there and is joining us now. what did president barack obama have to said, what was his message in. >> so, it was an urgent message, kate, but i should mention that right now we're outside of yet another event with former president obama right now as we speak. he's speaking to young activists. earlier today, when you look at his arrival here at cop26 it's no coincidence that he arrived when he did. this week is filled with crucial critical intense climate negotiations among the nations here, and this is really seen as an all hands on deck type of approach bringing in the former president here really to repair the u.s.' credibility when it comes to climate change following four years of donald trump. now president obama focused a lot on the politics of climate change and urged people not just in the u.s. but worldwide to get
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past that and really get on board with aggressive climate action. take a listen. >> we need advanced economies like the u.s. and europe leading on this issue, but you know the facts. we also need china and india leading on this issue. we need russia leading on this issue, just as we need indonesia and south africa and brazil leading on this issue. we can't afford anybody on the shrines, but there is one thing that should transcend our day-to-day politics and normal geopolitics and that is climate change. it's not just that we can't afford to go backwards. we can't afford to stay where we are. the world has to step up, and it has to step up now. >> and, again, i do want to underscore it is highly unusual for a former president to be here at a world event of world
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leaders, but it just speaks to how high the stakes are, the urgency of trying to push not the u.s. and other nations to act aggressively when it comes to climate change, kate. >> thanks for being there and thanks for bringing that to us. really appreciate it. thank you all so much for being with us today. i'm kate balduan. "inside politics" with john king begins after this quick break. bogeys on your six, limu. they need customized car insurance from liberty mutual so they only pay for what they need. woooooooooooooo... we are not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ every business is on a journey. and along the ride, you'll find many challenges. ♪ your dell technologies advisor can help you find the right tech solutions. so you can stop at nothing for your customers.
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hello and welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. thank you for sharing your busy news day with us. infrastructure is done. the biden social safety net moving forward. the white house sees a turning point and democrats, well, they better hope that's right. a cnn poll releasing right now finds a majority disapprove of the president's job performance and nearly six in ten americans say the president is not focusing enough on the country's biggest problem. plus, the biggest question in the world. are we close to the end of the covid pandemic? today word pfizer wants the okay to offer vaccine boosters to all adults. and former president obama visits the global climate summit and throws some shade at donald trump. >> we've got our contentious battle. it's one of the things about democracy it turns

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