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audience early on we'd stay on the ahmaud arbery case all the way through because too often these efforts move out of the media spotlight and we'll follow the trial. we'll follow the verdict and we'll cover the ramifications. that's our job and i wish you strength during that process. i'm sorry for your lose. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> god bless. counselor, thank you. thank you for watching. "don lemon tonight" starts now. lemon? >> a strong woman. can you imagine, any mom going through that your heart has to go out to her. i can understand why she avoided the video for so long but much like in the -- and she said that. much like in the george floyd case, this is the center really of this case of getting that on videotape. >> i mean, if it hadn't been on videotape, look, even when they had on videotape was twisted to
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try to make this story something that it wasn't early on and -- >> remember, there wouldn't be an arrest. you and i were trying to get this videotape on the air. your remember the beginnings of this. this was before george floyd and having mrs. cooper and wanda cooper-jones on and family members and the attorneys bringing light to this case and then we were going with ahmaud arbery. i remember you had the man on who was the neighbor, right? remember that? >> the guy who made the video. >> right. right. >> with his lawyer who basically said, you know, my client is the village idiot and he's not sophisticated enough to answer questions about this. i don't even know why he put the guy on tv. couldn't have made him look worse. the situation has always been pipefully obvious. there was no move on it because it was a home job on theside ea that's a part of the justice process here but you have to see
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it through because even the id yao what they want to use as a defense here. they will use basically a law that's not on the books anymore about sitcitizens arrest and ths why the prosecutors early on are putting witnesses on to battle what they assume will be an affirmative case by the defense. if it does, it will be self-defense and they'll say you know, there were a lot of crimes in the area and this guy was coming and we were told he committed a crime. so might have been a mistake of fact but we're acting in good faith. and then when that falls down, they there to say yeah, but he tried to kill us. >> yeah. look, we're dealing with two cases now of people basically taking the law into their own hands, right? dealing with a case in kenosha, wisconsin came across state lines with a gun too young to really carry a gun legally to carry a gun legally. now he's of trial. you have two gentlemen that take the law into their own hands. you can call them vigilantes. in both cases, lives are lost
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and we're dealing with it right now. we can see the limits of our justice system and to see if justice is really served in these cases but the narratives -- when you see the narratives played out in the media, when you just read them and look at them, it's very different often times what plays out in a court of law and what a jury sees and what actually what they get to see and the evidence they can even bring in is an amazing insight into our justice system. >> look, our culture is about crowd sourcing consequences now on social media, which is about feel. you only know what you show in a court of law and there is a burden of proof that's literally a universal way from what we deal with culturally. the signature standard very simply explained is that no explanation makes more sense than what the prosecution just told you. >> yeah. >> that it is beyond any reasonable doubt.
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so that even if you have a little doubt, well, you know, the way the guy moved maybe i would have felt that way. >> but is that reasonable? >> that's enough. so it's very high. because that's the way our justice is supposed to be. don't forget, don, we have a third case where people took lives into their own hand and somebody died. that's january 6th. the ultimate manifestation. >> i'll get to that. we took a lot of time. you know what i want to talk about. we were wondering the last time you and i spoke, right, if aaron rogers, if it was true and he was vaccinated -- >> i kept telling you he wasn't vaccinated. >> he lied. >> there is my boy. >> hey, chris, are you vaccinated? >> i'm immunized. >> what? >> he lied. listen. >> you know, don, i'm good. i got secret sauce. >> it's laughable. it's not even funny because of the amount of people he put in jeopardy and lied. look, if he didn't want to do
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it, all he had to do is say i don't want to do it. >> i touched all the bases. i talked to rojoe rogan. i'm good. >> with all due respect to everyone and joe rogan, the next time aaron rogers god forbid he gets hurt on the field, let's see who they will call in. will they call in joe rogan or some person that believes in hom homopa homopathic treatments? that's where the rubber meets the road. the next time he says if i'm hurt on the field, i'll call joe rogan. >> aaron rogers is doing off the field something he never does off the field, he's making bad choices. >> bad. >> doubling down on them and going further and further behind his own line of scrimmage. >> he's not helping with the whole thing. this is cancel culture and the woke mob. he lied. i got to go. i got to go. >> i love you d. lemon.
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>> not as much as i love you. by the way, listen to "the handoff." we talk about this. >> telling me to listen to it? >> no, the audience. >> i don't want to listen again. >> it's a good one. we basically don't get that heated. >> you always get heated. >> see ya later, bye, bye. >> you get heated talking to yourself. this is "don lemon tonight." six new subpoenas that for players in the president's inner circle helping to spread the big lie from bill stepien morphed into the stop the steal effort to jason miller who even bump the election claimed democrats would steal it to john eastman the guy behind the scheme for mike pence to overturn the election, michael flynn talked about seizing voting machines and declaring martial law. >> if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities and place them in those states and
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basically rerun an election. >> no, he couldn't. nope. not without destroying our democracy and there is more. angela part of legislatures and bernie in the willard hotel war room with rudy giuliani and john eastman the day before the insurrection. what was going on? six key players added to the growing list of the former president's insider's target by the january 6th committee. they know a whole lot. but the question is will they cooperate or will they stone wall like steve bannon? that is happening as president joe biden's approval rating is upside down in our brand-new cnn poll. take a look at your screen now. 58% say that he's not focused on the right issues. and the issue the american people care about the most, that's the economy.
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by far. remember, it's the economy, stupid. still is. you see it in the polls. you saw it in last week's ele election. people care about soaring gas and energy prices right now that's what they care about and it's going to take time to feel the effects of the $1.2 trillion or trillion bucks for infa structure. republicans are facing a moment of truth right now will a disgraced twice impeached former president be their standard? >> the answer is people are in the present and want to vote on what they see going on now. i think the election will be about the future, not about the past. >> is president trump part of that discussion? of course he is. those voices that want to silence him i think are ridi ridiculous. >> we can no longer talk about the past and the past elections.
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no matter, no matter where you stand on that issue. no matter where you stand. it is over. >> wow. liz cheney showing the courage that got her kicked out of her leadership post by thankless elections saying the party can only go forward putting the former president in the rearview mirror and rejecting the big lie. >> the only way the republican party can go forward in strength is if we reject the lie and what happened on january 6th and reject the efforts president trump made frankly to steal the election. >> and here is something that you don't hear every day. that is one former president speaking out against another on the world stage. the 44th president taking a swipe at the 45th for what he went on to call four years of active hostility on climate and his speech in glasgow. now, but listen to what former president barack obama has to say about protests and
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persuasion in the twitter verse and real world. >> protests are necessary to raise awareness. #campaigns can spread awareness. but to build the broad base collisions necessary for bold action, we have to persuade people who either currently document agree with us or are indifferent to the issue. we have to do a little more listening. we can't just yell at them or say they're ignorant. we can't just tweet at them. >> well, and that's where we are tonight. the climate crisis. the investigation of january 6th. we need to get the truth of all of it. so let's get to the bottom of the truth now. let's get right to january 6th, the committee issuing six in
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subpoenas that. i want to bring in john dean. the perfect to have on during this. thank you, john, good to see you. >> good to see you, don. >> we're talking about people reportedly in the oval office in the meetings working to overturn the election on various fronts. you know the stakes. your testimony in the watergate investigation toppled a president. with the january 6th investigation we're talking about an ex president here will anyone in trump's inner circle show some backbone and testify or turnover documents or do you expect all of them just to stone wall and do what steve bannon is doing? >> i have no idea. i have from what i've learned about all those players over the years, i think there is one that might. bill stepien might be the kind of person to stand up and tell the truth about what happened. he's basically a data guy, but i'm also told he's a very normal human being and not a wing nut, not a crazy and a very sound
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person and he might well decide the truth will set him free and he's absolutely right if he chooses that route. >> bernard who was a former police commissioner of the new york city participated in a meeting at the willard hotel and put out a statement saying he was not hired to overturn the will of the people and says this. i will not be threatened, intimidated, forced into bankruptcy or silence at the hands of this committee now looking for the truth or not excuse me looking for the truth but targeting patriots and members of the president's legal team. okay. so is he in any position to play hardball with the committee? >> not really. he does enjoy a pardon from trump that eases life up a little bit. he really can't bully this committee. they have every right to get these facts. it's one of the most important things congress does is information gathering and there
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couldn't be more important information, don, than an insurrection to overturn a legitimate election. getting to the bottom of this, he has no basis and all he has to do is cooperate and it won't cost him anything. i won't bankrupt him. show up for his deposition and tell the truth. >> what key questions do you have for all these trump aids or people like attorney john eastman or michael flynn and other big lie promoters? >> don, i think to be maybe to draw on a little history, a question that got posed to me one time is what did he know and when did he know it i think is really very central. we want to know what trump's role was, it really won't come to rest until we get that sorted out and we're -- all the surrounding evidence shows that trump certainly had more than we know at this point and certainly had a very central role. this was all done in his behalf and until we get those answers, we really don't have the full
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report on these events. >> john, let's talk more about steve bannon because steve bannon has a criminal contempt case. why are attorney general merrick garland and the justice department taking so long on that? >> you know, i've been thinking long and hard about that. in fact, today, this afternoon i dugout his full testimony before the senate judiciary committee on october 18th where he had an exchange with senator white house and was pressing him did he have any restrictions on the investigation and he said no, no, no restrictions at all. he said it's sensitive, i can't talk about it. it was a very enlightening exchange and i went back to see if he was really focussing on the january 6th investigation because the clips didn't show that. i went -- the written transcript shows that's exactly what he was focussing on and he was trying to say listen, just let me run this. i have an investigation going on and there are no restrictions.
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so that to me was heartening and i think it should encourage people. this is a man who is a career justice official, the justice department took great offense when the first watergate special prosecutor was appointed because they thought they could handle it intermly. they might have been able to. i'm not sure they would have or could have but they might have and they certainly had in the professional ranks the ability to do so. they do today. so the normal course of procedure is to not create a special counsel and to keep it as a normal investigation quietly proceed in front of a grand jury and get the job done. let's hope that is what is happening. >> ondjohn dean, appreciate it. thanks so much. >> thanks, don. you have to stay tuned for an amazing hour where my colleague jake tapper has a cnn special report and it aired on friday but if you -- you've got to see this if you haven't seen
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so rapper travis scott and his concert promoters are facing multiple lawsuits after his concert turned deadly. the crowd of 50,000 surlged towards the stage leaving dozens crushed, trampled and gasping for air. that didn't stop the concert. somebody appears to be dancing on top of an emergency vehicle. here is what scott said when he seemed to notice what was happ
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happening. >> what the bl[ bleep ] is that? >> so here is what we're learning, houston's police chief met with travis scott and head of security before the concert due to public safety concerns. eight were killed, more than 300 were treated for medical issues at the venue. travis scott said he's devastated and will cover all funeral costs for the victims that died at his concert. check out this video. it's video promoting the concert and it shows people jumping fences and moshing, is this the atmosphere they were trying to sell? that is the promotional video. this is the first time one of scott's concerts got out of control. the rapper faced criminal charges twice for inciting crowds. in 2018 scott pleaded guilty to
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disorderly conduct and encouraged the crowd to rush the stage in a 2017 show and rogers, arkansas and in 2015 the chicago tribune reported that scott pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor reckless conduct charge for urging a lollapalooza crowd to climb over barricades. green was at the concert that became one that became so chaotic. he later fell from a third story balcony and was left paralyzed. we reached out to scott's team for comment but we haven't heard back. green is now suing travis scott. his attorney joins me now. thank you very much. i really appreciate you joining us on this subject. it's terrible and very sensitive. appreciate it. >> my pleasure, don, i'm sorry i'm here under these circumstances but happy to be with you. >> your client was severely injured at a travis scott concert back in 2017. tell us about that. what were you thinking when you saw friday's concert turn into a mass casualty event?
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>> yeah, kyle was severely injured back in april of 2017 at terminal five here in new york city when he was on the third floor balcony of that venue and travis was urging, as he always does, urging everybody to push forward and creating the bedlam and mayhem and havoc he does and as kyle was up front on the third floor, he got pushed by the surging crowd behind him and unfortunately, he fell what's the equivalent of three stories and don, after he fell believe it or not, he was on the ground and travis' security team instead of rendering first aid, his security team actually picked him up and at that time, he already had a significant fracture of his leg and he had a neck injury, which would not have caused him paralysis until they picked him up. not only did they pick him up
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but here is travis on the stage calling for them to bring kyle to the stage. so there is video of travis' people juggling kyle around like literally like a sack of potatoes walking him up toward the front where tavis attempts to give him a ring and then where they finally take him out and he finally gets the medical care he needed. by all the jostling that occurred to his neck, which was completely and utterly they failed to put on a neck brace or back board or anything like that, he wound up being severely paralyzed as you saw in some of those photographs. he has made a somewhat partial recovery on the right side of his body but the left side remains almost entirely paralyzed. >> let me ask you this and we certainly hope that he makes a full recovery but in the short time that i have you here, the big question is, really, i'm sure you don't want this to happen again. your client, as well to anyone. what can be done to prevent another tragedy like this?
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>> well, travis has to learn from what just occurred. and the truth is, and what is so hard for kyle about this circumstance and quite frankly for me as his attorney. he should have already learned. you already talked, don, in your introduction how he was arrested in chicago, arrested in arkansas constantly causing mayhem and disorder and lawlessness. that's his thing and he's got to stop that. we would have hoped by virtue of our lawsuit, look, here is a kid that got paralyzed. i got to stop egging the crowd onto the point that they are totally enraged and as you know, what happened on friday at the concert at lollapalooza, he ordered them and told them into making the earth shake and that's when all the reports are the massive rush was up towards
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the stage and as you've seen on video, they're pulling out bodies and travis is looking at the bodies and he's not wondering whether or not these are dead people, the bodies are blue. they're pulling them out and he's just continuing with his show literally put himself up on a pedestal as you've seen while they're dragging bodies out and for 40 minutes after they declared it a mass casualty situation, for 40 minutes, don, he continued to sing and he continued to play the music that he was playing and that's where all the havoc was raeaped. we're heart broken but it's so unfortunate and what makes it more unfortunate is he didn't learn his lesson from these prior concerts where all these other incidents had occurred. >> yeah. listen, we're sorry for what happened to your client and for everyone involved in all of these incidents. appreciate you joining us. we reached out to travis scott's team. we have not heard back from them but we would want to hear back
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from them. he's not responded. next, disappointed deceptive wrong national embarrassment just some of the criticism coming from the biggest name in sports directed at aaron rogers. you know what is next? one of the biggest names in sports. kareem abdul-jabbar after this.
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backlash growing against star green bay packers quarterback aaron rogers that defended not getting the covid vaccine after telling reporters this summer he was immunized. rogers getting slammed by big names in sports and even by former nfl players and coaches. >> i respect his attitude toward being an individual, but this is a team game and all honesty, i'm disappointed in his play on words for his explanation. i'm disappointed in some of his selfish actions. >> i give aaron rogers some advice, it would have been nice if he'd come to the naval academy and learn how to be honest. unfortunately, we got players that pretty much think only about themselves and i'm extremely disappointed in the actions of aaron rogers. >> there are times to quote martin luther king and this is not one of them. >> you came across as a national
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embarrassment. there is no other way around it. it was the most embarrassing performance of aaron rogers' career, period. there is no denying that. >> joining me now to discuss kareem abdul-jabbar. so glad to have you here. thank you very much for appearing to talk about this. you wrote a piece -- >> nice talking to you, don. >> you wrote a piece today entitled "aaron rogers didn't just lie." you aren't holding back. you said he's hurting all athletes with vaccine antics. >> rogers deliberately misled his team and public with a liable mission and those type of lies really are the type of things that destroy confidence. so as a liar, how can he be trusted to endorse products? worse, he's damaged image of
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professional athletes as role models and potentially hurt their financial of tpportunities spokespersons. think about this, a product that may have been considering hiring an athlete may now reconsider in favor of an actor or pop star or at least someone who is more trustworthy. >> you mentioned, you said, you know to endorse products a health company cut ties with rogers but sponsors like state farm with sticking with him. are you surprised by that? >> i am. i'm surprised the ones sticking with him because, you know, just the way he used the word immunized instead of vaccinated. that shows his lack of understanding of the whole science of immunology. he doesn't get it. >> if you look at, kareem, if you look what happened to collin
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kaep kaepernick, right, he was blacklisted for calling out systemic racism. he didn't risk anyone's health. you said roger wills will likel continue to play and get a paycheck. is there a double standard here? >> rogers is very valuable to the nfl and has a lot of fans and i don't think they're going to do anything of a serious nature to discipline him. his lack of responsibility you know for his friends, family, team, staff and friends that he lied to and exposed to covid-19 shows the lack of moral character that can't be ignored. >> what do you say, it's happened a lot with some folks but hearing athletes say it's cancel culture and the whole woke whatever and he's blaming that -- he's blaming it on that. what do you think of that,
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kareem? >> i think his ignorance, like i said before, his ignorance regarding the science of immunology brings back old stereo types like the big dome athlete that doesn't know what is going on in medicine. i think he's done a great job of bringing that stereo type back to people's minds and that's not going to be a good thing. >> invoking dr. king? >> this isn't a place to invoke dr. king. this is a place to do the things you need to do to save lives and keep people well and aaron has -- he missed the boat entirely. >> he is long considered to be a thoughtful guy hosting "jeopardy" and seems like he could cross over from football into a high profile second career. do you think that's been thrown away? >> well, i think he's definite recalled into question his
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integrity so where do you go from there? >> yeah. kareem abdul-jabbar, thank you. he wrote an article and said aaron rogers didn't just lie and it's a fascinating article. so glad you're here to speak about it. thank you, kareem. see you soon and be well. >> will do, don, have a good one. >> you, too. ted cruz found the real coronavirus culprit, he's going after, take this, big bird. what? we're carvana, the company who invented car vending machines and buying a car 100% online. now we've created a brand-new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old. we wanna buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate answer a few questions. and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value
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♪ i see trees of green ♪
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♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom for me and you ♪ (music) ♪ so i think to myself ♪ ♪ oh what a wonderful world ♪ so take this, conservatives are outraged that big bird got vaccinated. the 6-year-old became eligible for the shot after pfizer approved the vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. covid vaccine's town hall saturday big bird talked about getting the shot.
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>> oh, well, i feel okay. my wing hurts a little bit, but that's okay. you know, i was scared but it did go by really quickly. >> i love big bird. and then came the unhinged reaction from conservatives overall over, okay? so first up, of course, senator ted cruz calling big beird's public service announcement propaganda for your 5-year-old and steve cortez saying it was evil and minute minimizing the risks of the virus and bun accusing big bird of being a communist. these people. i mean, come on. facts first. 897 children have died of covid. thousands more have been hospitalized and now that children can get the vaccine, it one more way families can protect each other and
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eventually get back to normal life. here is the real thing people need to know about just in case you just met big bird recently. for those of us that are old enough to remember "sesame street" always had important conversations about their health. in 1972 big bird got the measles vaccine. 1972. why wasn't that communism and politicized? children will continue to learn the importance of getting vaccinated even if it takes an eight-foot tall fine feathered friend to do it if certain adults won't do it. ignorance. next, the whole country was on obsessed with gabby petito but what about the missing people of color that don't get that attention? cnn looks into that after this.
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thousands of americans go missing every year, the fbi reports 40% are people of color and though some get headlines and lead stories, some are forced to take actions into their own hands to find their lov l loved ones. >> at the break of dawn in the arizona desert a crowd of strangers meet for one purpose. >> you guys coming out here to help me out, i appreciate that. >> reporter: to help another stranger, a father desperately searching for his 24-year-old son daniel robinson. >> since he was a child, he liked to challenge everything. >> reporter: he was born with a challenge. >> i wanted to introduce him to prosthetics because he's born with one hand. we quickly learned that is something he doesn't want. he let nothing stop him.
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he decided to be a geologist once he got into freshman year in college. he excelled that and graduated with honors. >> reporter: daniel's first job is checking the viability of water wells in the arizona desert. >> he loved this area. a geologist, this is the best place to be. >> reporter: the terrain became a hellscape for his dad when daniel went missing. >> this is search number 14. >> reporter: navigating the dangers in the desert, the army veteran knows firsthand time is of the essence. >> when i called the buckeye police department they told me that i had to wait actually three hours because they had a 12-hour i guess report time where you can say a person is missing. then i called them back and put in a missing person report. i got their word. that's when i got their word, i asked the buckeye police department to search that area. the officer told me that they were going to send a vehicle out there, a helicopter out to search for him. i was relieved. then he called back an hour
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later and said no, it was a no go. i'm his dad. and he's my son. i lost all sense of reality at that moment. i said you know what, they're not going to look for my son, i'll do it myself. >> reporter: before he arrived, police did decide to search on foot and with helicopters. this is the last place your son was seen? >> the last place. >> reporter: what do you think happened, david? i think a lot happened here. i'm very suspicious. >> reporter: he doesn't know what. a month in there's a break in the case and police call robinson. >> i got afraid, actually that it's going to be bad news. he said no, we just found his vehicle. >> some rajnchers found it and e conducted an investigation. >> reporter: what was the condition of the car, if it rolled over, that sounds bad. >> yeah, the car was on its side. the sunroofs kicked out so he might have exited through the sunroof.
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>> reporter: a wrecked car in the ravine both air bags deplayed and his cell phone, cloths and a case of water found at the crash site but not daniel. people don't just disappear into thin air. >> true. >> reporter: does that feel like what's happened here? >> yes, yeah. it very, very challenging case. >> reporter: no matter how much the family asks for this to be a criminal investigation, can you make that happen? >> we can't make up evidence. absolutely suspicious circumstances related to the case. >> reporter: frustrated and heart broken, robinson hired a private investigator. where are we going? >> down here is where the vehicle was recovered from. >> reporter: is that the glass from the car? >> yes. >> reporter: when you looked at this accident, what are the discrepancies that you noticed right away? >> i believe it was in more than one collision. >> reporter: what is the data from the black box of the cartel you? >> that there was 11 additional miles on the vehicle since the air bags came out.
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>> reporter: what does that tell you? >> it was crashed somewhere else. >> reporter: does that sound suspicious? what explains that? >> they spoke to an expert at jeep and says yes, sometimes that happens and it not unusual. >> reporter: the data shows someone tried to start the car 46 times after the crash. >> that's something we can't explain. >> reporter: it begs the question again, the family is saying it's criminal. it got to be. he's in danger. do something. >> right. right. no, i agree. we need information. we need evidence. >> reporter: he's got a lot of theories. his words i think were i don't think they cared. what do you say to that? >> it would be furthest from the truth. >> reporter: losing hope, robinson began pleading for media coverage. >> it literally took three months. >> reporter: while robinson searched for his son, the country became riveted of
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coverage of another missing pe person's case, the case of gabby petito. in 2020 more than 534,000 missing persons records were filed. more than 480,000 were cleared, and 40% of the missing are people of color. >> there are a lot of gabby petitos and natalie holloways in the black and brown community. >> reporter: that's why former police derika wilson co-founded black and missing inc and says too often their cases go unfold. eventually local stations did stories and citizens began helping search. did you know daniel? >> no. i just wanted to help. >> reporter: you're just helping out a stranger on a saturday? >> yeah. >> reporter: why? i can't imagine what that man is going through. >> reporter: as the search goes into the fifth month, another family is in the midst is in a terrible mystery for a fifth year.
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>> ariana is a very energetic, very happy. >> reporter: 2-year-old ariana went missing under the most suspicious of circumstances in the san francisco bay area in 2016. her hmother was found in a shallow grave in san francisco's mcel park but ariana was gone. >> it one, breaks my heart that ariana is not with her mom and ariana is not with her family, but it also breaks my heart even more is that i know that nicky wants nothing more than ariana to be with us, to be home. >> reporter: tessa says she is convinced her niece ariana was taken by people close to ariana's mother. san francisco police searched for weeks and had leads but no arrests. a digitally altered photo was made of what she may look like now. >> she's 8 now. i don't want to see this in a picture. i want to see her face in
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person. >> reporter: should ariana fitts be a household name like jonbenet ramsey? >> absolutely. why is her case different than kayleigh ramsey? because her color of her skin. >> reporter: they are searching using flyers, social media and black and missing inc. >> does it have anything to do with color? >> i try not to put myself in the mind set of race. all i want is for there to be the media coverage for her. i think she deserves that. >> reporter: the fitts and robinsons want only one thing, with hugging their missing children once again. do you think ariana is still alive? >> i do believe ariana is still alive and it would mean everything to me to know where she is and find her. i wait for that day every day. i believe that day will come. >> how long will you search? >> until i find my son.
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