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good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. it is thursday, november 11th, veteran's day. our thanks to those who serve and have served in the united states and all around the world. i'm john berman with brianna keilar, and this morning gripping moments and new questions about the dramatic testimony of kyle rittenhouse on trial for homicide.
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rittenhouse took the witness stand in his own defense, and this is what the jury saw. sobbing. the defendant appearing unable to speak at times as he explained how he fatally shot two people and wounding a third during unrest in kenosha, wisconsin. >> there were three people right there -- >> take a deep breath, kyle. >> that's what -- >> his mother also appeared to cry as she looked on. >> rittenhouse testified that he was acting in self-defense while protecting private property and providing first aid, even though he said he knew one of the men he killed was unarmed. prosecutors repeatedly questioned his motives, saying he was just looking for trouble
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that night. the fireworks didn't stop there. the other moment came from the judge in this case. throughout the day he unleashed on the prosecution, accusing them of a grave constitutional violation as they cross-examined the teenager. and at one point, the judge's cell phone rang out loud, playing the patriotic anthem, god bless the usa. the judge's actions during the trial so far now coming under scrutiny and raising questions about his behavior and demeanor. let's bring in cnn's shimon prokupecz. >> reporter: this is eye highly anticipated day, brianna. kyle rittenhouse taking the stand, telling jurors why he had to shoot to defend himself. also as you said, the judge making headlines after unleashing this attack on the lead prosecutor which ultimately led the defense to ask for a
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mistrial. kyle rittenhouse testifying in his own defense, telling jurors why he shot three men, killing two. >> i didn't do anything wrong. i defended myself. >> reporter: the defense's star witnesses deexplaining why he decided to travel to kenosha, wisconsin, last year. >> on august 25th of 2020, did you come to downtown, kenosha, to look for trouble? >> no. >> reporter: rittenhouse describing his encounter outside a car dealership with joseph rosenbaum. the first person he would shoot and kill that night. >> he screamed, sorry for my language. he screamed, if i catch any of you [ bleep ] alone, i'm going to [ bleep ] kill you. >> reporter: while on the stand, rittenhouse telling jurors what led up to him fatally shooting rosenbaum. >> once i take that step back, i look over my shoulder and mr. rosenbaum -- mr. rosenbaum was now running from my right
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side, um, and i was cornered from -- in front of me with mr. zaminsky. and there were -- there were three people right there. >> take a deep breath, kyle. >> that's what -- >> reporter: the judge calling for a break. rittenhouse's mother also sobbing from her seat. he returned to the courtroom without tears to continue his
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testimony. >> as you see him lunging at you, what do you do? >> i shoot him. >> and how many times did you shoot him? >> i believe four. if i would have let mr. rosenbaum take my firearm from me, he would have used it and killed me with it and probably killed more people if i would have let him get my gun. >> reporter: rittenhouse testifying about when he shot and killed anthony huber, who he says first hit him with a skateboard. >> he grabs my gun and i can feel it pulling away from me and i could feel the strap starting to come off my body. >> and what did you do then? >> i fired one shot. >> reporter: rittenhouse also discussed when he shot gauge grosskreutz, the only surviving victim. >> i lower my weapon and i see mr. grosskreutz with his hands up. and as i'm lowering my weapon, i looked down. and then mr. grosskreutz, he
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lunges at me with his pistol pointed directly at my head. his pistol was pointed at me and that's when i shoot him. >> how many times did you shoot him? >> once. >> reporter: during cross-examination, the judge asking the jury to leave the room twice. first when the prosecution asked rittenhouse about his post-arrest silence, a right solidified in the fifth amendment. >> the problem is this is a grave constitutional violation for you to talk about the defendant's silence. you're right on the borderline, and you may, you may be over. but it better stop. >> reporter: lashing out at the prosecution for attempting to ask rittenhouse questions related to evidence he already banned from the trial. >> don't get brazen with me. you knew very well -- you know
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very well that an attorney can't go into these types of areas when the judge has already ruled without asking outside the presence of the jury to do so. so don't give me that. >> reporter: the defense outraged, making this appeal. >> at this point, the defense is going to be making a motion for a mistrial. however, that motion is going to be requested with prejudice. >> reporter: that means that if granted, rittenhouse cannot have a retrial. judge bruce schraeder said he's taking the request into consideration. rittenhouse faces five felony charges and a misdemeanor, including first degree and intentional homicide, first degree reckless homicide, and attempted first degree intentional homicide. prosecutors asking rittenhouse why he brought an ar-15 style rifle with him to kenosha doucoure during the time of unrest. >> why do you need the gun when you go out there? >> i need the gun because if i had to protect myself because
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somebody attacked me. >> why would you think anybody would do that? >> i don't know. >> but you clearly planned on it. you were prepared for it. you thought this was going to happen. >> no, i didn't. >> that's the whole reason you brought the gun, isn't it? >> i brought the gun to protect myself. >> reporter: pressing rittenhouse why he claimed he was a medic. >> we're medical and we're going in and getting people. >> you lied to him, correct? >> i told him i was an emt but i wasn't. >> reporter: the prosecution focusing on what led to shooting rosenbaum and his two other victims. >> you assumed he was going to try and use it on you? >> i would have let mr. rosenbaum get my gun, he would have killed me. >> but you had already pointed your gun at him. >> yes, because he was chasing me. >> did you want him to think that you were going to shoot him? >> no, i never wanted to shoot mr. rosenbaum. >> why did you point it at him if you didn't have any intention
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of shooting? >> he was chasing me. i was alone. he threatened to kill me earlier in that night. i didn't want to have to shoot him. >> but you understand how dangerous it is to point a gun at someone, don't you? >> i pointed it at him because he kept running at me and i didn't want him to chase me. >> but you -- >> reporter: and, brianna, the defense still has three witnesses to call, one of them a use of force expert. he's expected to testify this morning. there are going to be two other witnesses with. the other thing to look for today is whether or not the defense files this request for mistrial, which they say they were going to do, and that's with prejudice. that means that this case would be outright dismissed. but the other thing i think to look for today is whether or not the judge comes in this morning and says something about some of the things he said to the prosecutor because, from sitting in this courtroom and watching
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this judge, he's been very conscious about the media and how the media has been covering this tlrial. he certainly has commented about it. i'm going to be curious to see if he responds to some of the criticism he's now receiving. >> yeah, very curious. shimon, thank you for that report. >> joining me now criminal defense analyst and alexis hogue. how do you assess the decision of putting kyle rittenhouse on the stand and the results? >> in terms of the decision we know when you put a defendant on the stand there are complications, right. you have to make a calculated decision as to whether it's appropriate to do that. it really is a risk. having said that, i thought it was very effective. i would say from a defense perspective, it was excellent. why do i say that? three factors. number one, you want to demonstrate that your client is a human being. we saw that with the sobbing. now, people will assess that and say, they were crocodile tears, he wasn't do this, his
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comportment, whatever. i thought from a hugh manage perspective, you want to establish this is an individual, he has feelings, he has emotions and he didn't -- he didn't want to do it. he had to do it. number two, john, you look at what he said. you have to, when you are in a self-defense case, explain to the jury and justify what your actions were. he did that in every regard. how? he tukd alked about the fact th pistol was pointed at his head. what else am i to do? he talked about getting ripped like a baseball bat with a skateboard. he talked about what he had to do from that perspective. and with respect to the other person, the rifle, the grabbing from the rifle. final point. the final point is he turned himself in thereafter. we as lawyers always talk about this notion of consciousness of guilt. what does that mean? it means, i did something wrong so i ran away, i'm hiding, i'm concealing myself. he went, he turned himself in. that goes to the fact that he felt at that time he did nothing wrong. i think on balance, it was very
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effective, risky move. i think in this case it worked. that's my assessment. >> i will say, and i don't mean this by means of praise or pejoratively, he was extraordinarily well prepared for this. it seemed as if he had gone over each and every aspect of this case multiple times and was surprised by nothing. but, professor, if you're in the jury, how do you think you perceived that emotion? >> yeah, as joey said, you have got to put your witness on. you have to put your defendant on if you're alleging self-defense. and so the jury needs to see how he operates. and i think his display of emotion, we may have a variety of reactions to it. but the jury has to believe that he reasonably felt in fear of his life, and that's why he used lethal force. 66 and in terms of whether or not someone is in fear of his life, that's subjective. we saw him display high degree of emotion, he got extremely anxious, he couldn't speak. it allowed the jury to see this person as a 17-year-old was in fear of his life, even if
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objectively another actor in a similar situation wouldn't have been. so it's actually quite critical that display of emotion. whether they were crocodile tears or not, it allows the jury to assess subjectively what his fear of the risk potentially much his life. >> also, the jury only sees him once. we can rewind and watch it again and try to assess, oh, were there tears or not tears. they see it once. >> exactly. >> let's talk about the judge. actually, let's play this because i've never seen anything like this before where a judge yelled quite like this. oh, we don't have it. you saw the judge going bonkers there. on the liaw, professor, the judge's concerns. >> i teach evidence. in a couple hours when my class meets, what we talk about throughout that course is that the judge has a high degree of discretion. the judge is sort of the almighty in that courtroom. no one is going to question his behavior. no counsellor, no advocate is going to question what he's
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doing. and i think we have seen this before. we have seen it on shows. we've seen it on how to get away with murder. this is not what we're used to seeing from an officer of the court. and i don't know how effective in the whole scheme of things, what the impact of the judge's behavior would be. the only appeal here would come from rittenhouse if he is convicted. >> the prosecution can't appeal. the legal issues he had, joy, performative issues aside, were the prosecution was getting into the propensity to commit a crime. i know from professors like you is a problem. >> it is. >> and the constitutional right to remain silent. how close to this third rail was the prosecution? >> extremely. and i think they exceeded that. and let me just come back from my practical perspective. as a practitioner in this state, as a person who is in court rooms and who deals with judges, this is what happens, right. this is televised, so we get to see it. judges do this. and whether it's to the defense attorney taking you to task for doing something with respect to
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disregarding a ruling that the judge made, we talked about this before. the judge's issue, you had a motion on this issue. we agreed this would not be stated and if it was, you were to talk to me. judges, and he had a right in my view, to say what he said. and in terms -- look, you have a right against self-incrimination. you're really going to cross-examine someone as a well, guess what, i'm allowed not to speak. you cannot use that against me. that is a problem. to the issue of propensity evidence, you can't talk about the issue because you did this, you would be inclined to do it again. and i think regardless of the criticism, i'm with this judge. i've been ripped apart. i've seen attorneys being ripped apart before me. i'm not immune to it. attorneys aren't immune to it. when you're in court, you follow the rules. if you don't, get prepared to be undressed by the judge. >> basically time for a one-word answer.
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did kyle rittenhouse help or hurt himself yesterday? >> helped very much. . >> he helped himself. >> what are you looking for? . >> the defense to lay out the issue why it was self-defense. if they can establish the immediacy of the fear, and the proportionality of his actions, i think they're on their way. . >> any way for the prosecution to fix what happened yesterday? . >> this use of force expert, that's where they need to focus their attention on. if they can establish it was unreasonable for rittenhouse to fear his life, if the proportion of his shooting those three men was disproportionate, and also if he provoked the aing ta. so i'm going to look for those three things. . >> counselor, professor, i would love to sit in on your class later today. . >> 10:45. thank you for being with us. a new ruling against donald trump and his efforts to keep his january 6th records secret. so what can he do now to stop the release set to happen
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♪ ♪ ♪ breaking overnight, a new ruling against donald trump. the same federal judge who determined trump must release a series of records that the archives is permitted to release those records the same judge said overnight, she would not block or slowdown her own ruling. joining me "early start" anchor laura jarrett and senior legal analyst elie honig. i will put in a captain obvious file, she said she will not get in the way of her own ruling. the archive will be released
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tomorrow. trump has 24 hours to stop it. . >> this is a legal nail-baiter. it is thursday morning. they come out tomorrow on friday. trump's lawyers need to get to the court today, by the end of this show. by the way, they have been slow off the mark. this ruling came down tuesday night. if you're a lawyer, you know this ruling is coming, have your papers and go in an hour later, we would like you to stay it. she will say no. here we are a day before. if they're lucky the court of appeals will take the case and rule by tomorrow. that's not even a given. they have cost themselves any opportunity to go through the court of appeals and then try the supreme court. so they're dragging their feet here, but they don't have time for it. >> as much as as a nail biter it is, they are moving at a slow pace for the gravity of what's at stake here. if the documents come out, the cat is out of the bag. there is no point in going to
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the court of appeals or the supreme court. i know you and i are in disagreement about what the courts are going to do here. you think the court will weigh in in enough time. i don't think the time works in the former president's favor here. it is a trunk ated timeline. so many things would have to happen. too many different levels. i may be eating crow tomorrow. we'll see. but the timeline is not in his favor. >> i only applied to law school. another interesting legal matter happened overnight. a crew member on the "rust" set is suing alec baldwin and the producers for emotional distress saying there was emotional distress caused by the killing on the movie set and hit by bullet fragments also. the chances of success here? >> it's hard to say. obviously the facts here are so disturbing and dramatic. this is a guy who knew the
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victim, halyna hutchins for years. they had worked on something like nine films together. he was holding her in his arms when she was dying. he himself said he was almost hit by the bullet. he was hit by i think some shrapnel or some other material. on the face of it, he has a pretty sympathetic claim. whether or not he can tie baldwin legally to have a duty of care and responsibility to him i think remains to be seen. >> yeah. the key question is tpheneglige. i'm looking through my old prosecutorial lens. you know, there could be criminal charges here for criminal negligence. if there is some intentionality. that's a game changer. he said this in the public. i would approach him, if i was an investigator, and say what is your basis for this, for thinking there was some intentionality and perhaps framing the armerer, hannah gutierrez. if he has a basis, he may be out
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there spouting theories for attention. but there needs to be follow-up. >> thus far, we haven't seen any evidence of that from the armorer's lawyer. they went on the "today" show and said it. they say the crime scene may have been tampered with after the fact. again, explosive allegations. it's the put up for shut up moment. i wouldn't say their client is innocent and she's not to blame. but those are explosive claims. >> federal court ruled overnight texas cannot ban mask mandates from local school districts. they can mandate masks if they want. texas can't stop them. the significance here? >> the state supreme court had ruled i think a couple different times here. but this is a federal court judge weighing in saying when you do that, you violate the americans with disabilities act. so it's actually students with
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disabilities being advantaged by abbott's order, not allowing schools to do what they need to do to protect students. that's what the mask mandates are about. this is about schools actually making a choice to allow students to live freely and exercise their rights in school. . >> and big picture here. let's just keep in mind. it has long been established, going back to the early 1900s, the government, state, school boards, have broad authority to police safety, health and welfare. that is the fundamental principal. they have gotten a lot of political attention. by and large they will go in front of governmental authorities to protect safety, health and welfare. >> the judge gives a blueprint for the other states to follow, other gop-led states now having a federal court judge on the books with saying this is unconstitutional seems pretty significant. . >> yeah. and the ada approach is a smart one, one that could work in the future >> from the law firm of jarrett
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prosecutors in the trial for the murder of ahmaud arbery played a series of 911 calls from two of the men charged in his killing. some made weeks before the shooting. in one call, travis mcmichael reports a suspicious individual in a home under construction. in another, on the day of the shooting, travis's father,
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gregory mcmichael, reports a black male running down the street. brian young is live in brunswick, georgia. ryan, tell us the latest where this stands. >> reporter: good morning, brianna. there was a lot of emotion inside and outside the court yesterday. you could hear gregory mcmichael making the 911 call when the chase was happening. the trial of the three men charged with murdering ahmaud arbery continued wednesday with the prosecution focusing on police transcripts with interviews with the defendants in the hours after the fatal encounter >> what is the next question that you asked greg mcmichael? >> did this guy break into a house today? >> and what did gregory mcmichael say in response from line 8 to line 13? . >> well, that's just it. i don't know. >> reporter: glynn county police sergeant was the state's 7th witness. he interviewed gregory mike
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michael the day after the shooting. >> what did you ask him? >> have you ever seen him before. some what did gregory mcmichael said? >> no. no. i've never laid eyes on the guy tkpwhrfplt attorneys argue gregory mike michael, travis mcmichael and roddie bryan were trying to do a lawful arrest. they argued his son travis only shot and killed arbery over self-defense. >> i think he was -- his intention was to grab that gun and probably shoot travis. that's in-- in my mind, that's what i saw, you know. with that in mind, if he -- if he'd had gotten that shotgun and there was any separation between
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travis and him, i was going to cap his ass. >> and you understood he was describing for you the fight right at the very end of the confrontation? >> former glynn county police investigators stefan lowry took the stand to focus on william roddie bryan junior who filmed the chase and ultimately the killing of arbery. >> mr. bryan says front potch on the house, i looked up, see a black guy running down the road. >> according to the transcription of the interview, bryan sees a from you can in pursuit and yells. >> y'all got him? like a question >> did he ever ask the black guy if he was okay? >> not that he told me. >> did he ever ask the black guy if he needed help? >> no, ma'am. >> according to the transcript, bryan told lowry he had not seen arbery prior to the incident. >> he said i've just been hearing stuff happening around the neighborhood. >> outside the courthouse, family and supporters discussed the toll the last 20 months have taken. >> as we stand before this courthouse, i thought this day
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would never come. from the very beginning, after we laid ahmaud to rest, it was very hard because we couldn't find any help. the local authorities wouldn't give us any answers. >> come on. >> and we went for weeks trying to find out what happened to ahmaud. >> yes. >> arbery's mother later showed how disturbing the testimony has been for her. >> he was the individual that called me that sunday afternoon 6:30 p.m. and told me ahmaud had committed a burglary. i listened to investigator lowry today for about three hours. he did not tell the courts that ahmaud had committed a burglary. in fact, he said nothing about a burglary that ahmaud had committed. every word that describes me right now is just disturbing. ahmaud ran. ahmaud was chased. ahmaud was killed. and then ahmaud was lied on.
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>> reporter: reverend al sharpton and ben crump, attorney, laid out the stakes of the trial as they see it. >> what has happened in this case is a lynching in the 2021 century. >> what happens here in brunswick, georgia, in the trial of the killers of ahmaud arbery is going to be a proclamation not only to georgia, not only to america, but to the world how far we have come to get equal justice in america for marginalized black people. >> reporter: earlier wednesday, another neighbor testified matthew al benzi who called the nonemergency line after calling on a home under construction. he testified the owner of the property had shown him surveillance video of a person who matched arbery's description in the house previously. >> and you even tell the glynn
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county police this guy, meaning the man you're seeing on the property on february 23rd, has been to the house multiple times. >> that's what he said on the call. but it might have been in the heat of the moment. you know, i can't say who it was, that guy oregon somebody that looks like it is what i probably meant to say. >> surveillance did show arbery at the site several times previously, but he always left without incident. this time, though, when arbery left, it sparked a chase with the mcmichaels and brian that led to his death. albenze said he regrets any of his actions that may have led to arbery's death. >> and it still weighs heavy on your heart? >> yes. >> reporter: brianna, you are seeing more emotion from the family every single day of this court proceeding seems to be taking a toll on them. the civil rights leaders who were here believes there should
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be more attention paid to this case in terms of how things are set up, not only law enforcement in their opinion but what's happening in the court right now. it will be interesting to see how the next few days play out. obviously the defense will have to mount a definite response to what they have been hearing the last few days in court. brianna. >> yeah. some pivotal testimony there. ryan, thank you for that. ahead, we will speak with ahmaud arbery's mother, who you saw there in ryan's piece. that's going to be in the 8:00 a.m. hour. overnight, travis scott's lawyer blasting houston city officials for blaming the artist for what happened at astroworld. and house republicans looking to censure paul gosar over what alexandria ocasio-cortez calleded his fanty murder video.
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it's been almost a week since the deadly astroworld festival in houston, and the finger pointing has only intensified. one point of contention centers on who was responsible for stopping the show before things got out of hand. houston's police chief said that falls on the performer. >> the ultimate authority to end a show is with production and the enter takener, okay. and that should be through communication with public safety officials. >> rapper travis scott's attorney shooting back at those pointing the blame their way and blasting inconsistencies by houston city officials. joining us now is marty linken, president of the houston professional firefighters association. marty, first off, what do you think of what travis scott's lawyers are saying here blasting this blame game that's going on? >> well, here's what i can tell you is that i know there's an investigation, and i think that,
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you know, what happened is probably going to be looked at from all different directions. and what i won't do is discuss things that i am not aware of. and i think that that's appropriate when we look at this tragedy because this is a tragedy. >> it certainly is a tragedy. and the police chief says, as you heard there, it's on the entertainer to stop the show. we learned houston prestige delivery did tell personnel to shop the show. do you have an idea of where the failure or failures were here? because travis scott's position appears to be he didn't know about these fatalities until well after the concert ended. >> well, listen the in the public safety realm and what we do, seconds matter, communications matter. you have heard that through a couple of people who said many statements. tragedies are not always something you can prevent. sometimes you actually can prevent them. we will get to the bottom of
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exactly what happened and why. where we come in, as the houston firefighters, is that we want to ensure that in an emergency, in a tragedy, we can provide the necessary resources, the logistics to get to the people that are injured or hurt. our job is to save lives. what i can tell you from our perspective is that the houston fire department, the firefighters and the paramedics and third largest municipal fire department had no presence on the inside of the venue. that is absolutely a problem in my opinion. and what that means -- go ahead. >> sorry. go on. you said what that means. >> what that really means is whoever put the event on hired a third-party medical company experts, quote-unquote, to handle any emergencies that are happening on the inside. and from the information i've been provided from a number of reporters they hired a company that in under plan basically says if something goes wrong, we're basically going to call
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911, we're going to call the houston fire department. >> to be clear, you're looking at those communications failures because there was only cell phones. there was no radio connection, right, between the quote-unquote experts, as you say, and firefighters. >> right. >> clearly there should have been. so who at the city electrical, this was approved by the city. who at the city is responsible for that? >> i can tell you any time you hire a third-party medical company and you do not provide the responding agency in the event of a tragedy, in a mass casualty incident, which is what happened at astroworld, is a failure. there were four firefighters outside the perimeter monitoring six radios in sort of a support role, if you will. and with what they asked these medical people is, do you have a radio so we can communicate if something goes wrong? and what they were given instead was a list of cell phone numbers. i absolutely said that at the beginning when i got the information, not finger pointing. i got the detailed information from the firefighters that were
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a mile away staged and listening to all of this chaos happen. and what i can also tell you is that the four firefighters that were on the outside that were listening to this took it upon themselves when they started to hear radio traffic and self-initiated a houston fire department response and upgraded it to a mass casualty incident. if you don't have radios to communicate in an emergency, i don't know cell phones are very reliable when you have 50,000 or 60,000 people, especially when you have people that are dying. >> yeah. look, we've all been to a concert. you try to upload something to social media, you can't. that's the fact of it when you're around that many people with cell phones. marty, there are still so many questions to be answered here. i would love it if we can stay in touch and hopefully get some answers. marty lancton, thanks. >> thanks, brianna. how inflation is hitting americans and putting the pressure on president biden. what the january 6th committee is now interested in
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minnesota are bracing for their first significant snow of the season. this is a storm that is pushing cold air across the center of the country. it is heading east. and it is expected to extend temperatures plunging. so let's get right to meteorologist chad myers. what are we looking at here? >> brianna, i hate when you change your clocks and dig out your snow shovel in the same week. right! >> something is wrong there. it will be a windy storm as well. that's what a lot of people will see,s the wind. this brought to you by servpro,
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brianna. >> dang. that is too early for that cold. thank you for that. the huge economic news. inflation at levels not seen in 30 years. chief business correspondent christine romans joins me now. romans, what's up? >> everything, basically. inflation, a hallmark of the post pandemic recovery. many shoppers have been preparing for higher prices during holiday shopping sprees. consumer prices rose the biggest in 30ees. prices still rose 4.6%, the most since august 1991. steak, eggs, milk, flour all jumping since october last year. cereal, 5% more. baby food nearly 8%. gas prices up nearly 50%. used car and truck prices up 26% and change. inflation is the down side of an economy bouncing back from the pandemic crash. demand is surging again.
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and where there are choke points in the global supply chain, goods can be scarce. the president vowing that fighting in tphraougz is now his top priority. >> the american people in the midst of this economic recovery is showing strong results. but everything from a gallon of gas to a loaf of bread costs more. it's worrisome. >> they have said the price hikes are temporary. that is cold comfort if you're buying gas or groceries this week. the white house has limited applications to rein in inflation. that is the job of the fed. some say maybe the fed needs to remove stimulus a little bit quicker here. prices fell last year because demand collapsed as covid shut down business. now demand is back big time and, john, supplies can't keep up. this is going to go into the first part of next year, maybe the second half of next year. that's what the treasury secretary said.
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the successful launch for spacex's "crew dragon" capsule. >> three, two, one. zero. ignition. and liftoff.
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>> the four astronauts on board are now on their way to the international space station for a six-month stay. and cnn's kristin fisher is joining us now to tell us about this. we're getting used to this, i will say. but this is a big deal. this is a big mission they're going on. >> it is. and this was the crew that was actually supposed to launch on halloween. remember, it was first delayed due to weather. then it was delayed because of a minor medical issue involving one of the astronauts. but last night finally launched a picture-perfect launch to the international space station where the four astronauts will spend six months conducting research and science experiments and doing spacewalks. brianna, you really hit the nail on the head. what really stood out to me about this launch last night is just the fact that spacex has now launched 18 people into orbit in just 18 months. and that is just a huge acceleration from what we have seen over the last 10 years in the united state

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