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that is impossible to travel on whether by car or plane. more ice in oklahoma city. some of it beginning to transition in tulsa, wichita and kansas city. again, we still have a lot of these watching and warnings out for many of these areas. guys, if you have some flight plans in any of these cities, you may want to check with your carrier for possible delays or even cancellations. guys, back to you. thank you so much, allison chinchar. we have a lot more going on. a lot more news to tell you about. >> we sure do. the next hour of "newsroom" starts right now. good morning to you. we appreciate your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor black well. a ples yur to start this saturday with you z. >> police have released the mug shot. take a look at the accused gunman of that planned parenthood clinic. it took the lives of three people. officials say 57-year-old robert dear is who you are looking at
here. he surrendered to officers after that six-hour siege. >> we are also learning new details about one of the victims that killed in that attack. officer garrett swasey. there was a procession this morning. you see it here. his fellow officers came there to pay tribute. six-year veteran of the university of colorado police department. we spoke with colorado springs gazette reporter, eric singer, about officer swayze. he grew up in massachusetts and competed with his partner in the skating club of boston. he is a baltimore native living in the springs in the early '90s. he won the junior dance competition. he finished 13th in the 1995 u.s. figure skating championship and performed in ice shows in northern maine. he was a man of faith. he was an elder in hope chapel, a northeast colorado springs
church, overseeing three care groups and participating in the teaching team and playing guitar as part of its worship team. as you both were saying a few moments ago, he is survived by his wife, rachel and a young son, elijah and a young daughter, faith. >> now, we do not yet know the identities of the other two that died. four civilians and five police officers are recovering from the hospital this morning. officials say they are in good condition. >> let's bring in the mayor of colorado springs. john suthers. >> thank you for joining us. we send our condolences to the colorado springs community. i'm sure they are in a state of shock after what we all watched yesterday. >> we are in a state of mourning. this is a terrible tragedy for our community but i have to tell you, being in the command center yesterday and seeing the performance of the first responders, particularly the colorado springs police
department, the calm and professional communication between those in the command center and those in the planned parenthood center, i am absolutely convinced that lives were saved as a result of the skill that the police brought to this terrible tragedy. we just spoke about officer swasey, one of the three killed in this shooting spree yesterday. have you learned anything more about the two others who were killed? >> we have not released the eye denet identity yet. that will probably not happen until autopsies. i don't know when that will take place. >> let me ask you more about what happened yesterday. less than a month since the last shooting in colorado springs. a man walked down the street shooting and killing three people before he was killed himself by police. then, what happened yesterday. people running to the grocery store, to the bank.
how has this latest incident changed the community? do you have a handle on that yet? >> you know, the fact of the matter is, this could happen in any big city in america. it happened in our this time. it will happen in other communities the next time. we, as a community want to make sure that our officers and our first responders are prepared, for instance, for this. yesterday indicated they were and now it is our job to reach out to the people involved, the victims, the families of the victims, embrace them and give them all the support that we can. this unfortunately has -- these sorts of incidents happen in the united states and communities have to be prepared for them in advance. they train the first responders to deal with them and then as a community, we reach out and do everything we can to support the victims involved. >> authorities there this morning released the mug shot of
the man arrested at the end of the six-hour standoff, robert lewis dear. do you know what the motive was here? has the question why been answered? >> i don't think that information has been released in terms of the investigation that we are at a point where we can say exactly what the motive was. you can certainly infer what it may have been in terms of where it took place and the manner in which it took place. we don't have any confirmation from any of the investigation yet as to what the precise motive was. >> a colorado springs mayor, john suthers. our condolences to the community there reeling after this incident on friday. >> thank you. >> we heard from some of the victims in yesterday's shooting, including azi lacano.
he said that the killer looked right at him before firing. look at this. >> i saw a man crawling to the front door. i saw the glass shatter and he crawled into the entryway. then, i saw this other fellow come behind him and shoot down and up and walk into the entryway. i just kind of lost it there. i tried to get out of my car and run. i thought about that. i said, no. i got back into the car, started it and put it in reverse and started backing out and then he was in front of me and he was aiming at me. i just hit the gas and he started shooting. i was looking at his face. i think i had ten seconds, five to ten seconds to look at him, to try to remember who he was and why he was doing that or whatever. then, the shots came through the glass. i started bleeding.
i was looking at him. i saw blood. i didn't know if it was coming from my neck or lip or what. >> i thought about it. like five seconds we stared at each other. in that five-second peer, those bullet holes went right through my windshield. the blood and four seconds later, i'm turning. i think i saw his vehicle, which is a dark-looking suv with the front door open, the driver's side. i started getting away and i heard him shooting some more at me. then, i made it to king super's. a weird did shall-- i never exp anything like that before. at the time, i wasn't scared. i was more angry. i don't know why. that's what's bothering me the most, what the other people went through. it's just i can't imagine. there was a lot of women in there, very innocent people in there. i felt helpless. that's all.
i didn't like feeling helpless. that's why i was angry, i guess. it's not right. >> let's get more now on the investigation. the suspected gunmen. we have stephanie elam there for us live in colorado springs. stephanie, are investigators still there at the center collecting evidence? give us an idea what's going on there? >> good morning, victor. that is still happening. if you look behind me, that is the planned parenthood building behind me out in the distance and off to the side which you can't see from here are the trucks, the investigators, the police that are still having a
presence here as this investigation continues. they have narrowed down the area just a bit as they are allowing for the streets to reopen. what we know at this point is the fact that robert dear is the man that they have arrested, the man that they say was holed up inside of planned parenthood. he is 57 years old. we now have a mug shot of him. we know what he looks like. what we do not know is what was his motive for doing this. we also don't know for sure if he was targeting planned parenthood or if this was something that just happened in the parking lot and he took cover in planned parenthood. they are also making sure he didn't have any bombs or any other boobytraps around the building as well and clearing the area more and more as they have gone through and combed through what has really become a sad crime scene here in colorado springs, victor. >> stephanie, we just had colorado springs mayor, john suthers on and he was unable to give us any details about the
two civilians that were killed. have you learned anything about the nine people shot yesterday and their conditions? >> reporter: that's the only thing we know. we don't know their names or identities. we know the nine that did survive this and were wounded that they are right now in good condition and they are all expected to survive, which is pretty miraculous when you hear more about how the shooting happened and how it seemed like the shooter was allegedly shooting through walls and hitting so many people when he did do that. >> stephanie elam, just outside that planned parenthood building there in colorado springs. stephanie, thanks. there are frightening dispatch audio recordings that really help give us a sense of how scary the situation was with this shooting. we are going to break down those recordings with you. we are talking to a close friend of garrett swasey, the officer killed in this attack. also, new details about the most wanted man in europe.
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14 minutes after the hour now. this morning, we are learning more about the officer killed yesterday in the shooting at the planned parenthood center in colorado springs. officer garrett swasey, 44 years old, a six-year veteran of the university of colorado police force. we have on the phone with us kurt eikleze, co-pastor of the
church where officer swayze attended. let me begin by extending our condolences at the loss of your friend. i want you to begin to tell us about your friend. >> garrett was an absolutely incredible man of god who loved his family and loved the flock of god in remarkable ways. i have known him for about ten years and watched him faithfully serve and place others before himself in nearly every situation. >> tell me how you got the news and the response and reaction from the congregation there at hope chapel of what had happened? >> we received the news because of our relationship with the swaseys, consider it an honor to be part of the close-knit family. we were at the house when mrs.
swasey had to share the news with her children. the cries and sobs of her children learning that their daddy is never returning is something that will be etched in my mind for the rest of my life. >> the outreach of not only our body but of the church at-large has been absolutely incredible. garrett has always been about proclaiming the name of jesus christ and him crucified and that's what he lived, that's why he did what he did. we pray that god's glory will be on display, because he sacrificed the way he did. >> ten-year-old son, a 6-year-old daughter left behind and his wife as well. if you could just take a couple of seconds, i know, often, when we lose someone, we wish there was one thing we could have said that we didn't have the opportunity to. what would that be for you? >> i would tell him thank you for being such a remarkable friend, for being an incredible
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dramatic audio we want to share with you of that standoff in colorado springs at the planned parenthood clinic. this lasted for hours. police radios helped to give us a sense of the chaotic scene that it was inside this operation as they tried to get control of that gun. >> there are three people hiding in the bathroom. they seemed to hear the suspect. somebody is knocking. >> is anybody in the safe room? >> we are in contact with one of the parties. >> they are going to hide in the closet until it is over. we have people hunkered down in the northwest corner of the building. >> we have people still inside planned parenthood. >> we are seeing how many doors
there are. we haven't found them yet. >> there is at least one, maybe two. >> over here on the street asap. >> is that safe to do? i don't want anybody else hurt. >> if you need to drive that thing through any of the doors, that's fine too, just to get us in. >> can we get a description of the person? >> the guy at king super's was at planned parenthood and got shot. he saw the suspect. tan jacket, white male about six feet tall, a white beard. the gentleman has seen another shot at planned parenthood. he has boots for the footwear and like a hunting outfit. >> they can actually come in on the south side of king super's. we can open up the back door and they can access it that way. >> the victim at planned
parenthood, one of the parties, just heard another shot. >> you need the location. >> we need that. we need to clear the channel of the outside traffic and emergency traffic. >> we are working on trying to get this secure before we can get the medical team in. sand by one minute. i need the medical team to stay on the south side. we are going to get the setup and get it clear for them to come in. >> we are about to roll the target. we are just going to have you right in front of that building when i tell you to. >> the medical team. we are going now. the front door. >> doesn't that just give you such a sense of what they go through, the strategy and the adrenaline and all the different things, all the different elements they are juggling. cnn law enforcement analyst, jonathan gilliam with us now. a lot of people were surprised, jonathan, that after nearly six hours this suspect surrendered.
how willing would somebody like this be to then get to the police station and start talking willingly about motive, about why? >> i think it really depends on his motive. is this an idealogical motivated attack or an anger-motivated attack? >> it is an anger-motivated attack like he had a vendetta against somebody that worked there or something that happened in the past, it is going to be a very short-endeded statement that he gigs to make on his part. if he is idealogically motivated, this is going to be a little bit longer of an investigation. they are going to have to start digging into where his motivation started and is there anybody connected to what he is thinking? i think that's what we are looking at here. was this just a violence incident or a violence fear
motivated by an ideology incident. >> planned parenthood released a statement saying, we share the concerns of many americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism. this was shortly after they came to that conclusion very early. >> what is could be determined to establish it is domestic terrorism. do you believe that be what we are looking at here based on what we know thus far? >> coming up with those two conclusions is not difficult. it is a place, a business, a medical institution where you have certain people that have vendettas or are angry. we don't know if he ever worked there for instance. planned parenthood is ripe with political divisiveness in this country. it is not hard to come up with the possibilities. what i don't like, though, is that these groups come out and use this stuff to further their
agenda when we have to sit back and look at, did he have any computer records. did he talk to people about how much he hated planned parenthood? are there people that know him in the community? have they had prior problems with him? these are things that have to come out before planned parenthood goes and makes these statements? it makes them look similar to president obama when he comes out and instead of looking at the issue, he goes straight to gun violence. we have to start looking, i suggest anybody involved with this u can say this is a possibility but you can't link it to anything yet, because it just makes you look just as bad as this guy's potential ideology. >> jonathan gilliam, i always appreciate you insight. thank you for being with us. >> you got it. >> victor? looking ahead to the race for 2016. a big weekend. no stranger to controversy. donald trump, doing well in the polls. he is at the top, and has been for more than 100 days, despite
criticism of speaking about a journalist with a disable. we are going to take you live to florida where he is going to hold his first rally since making those comments and gestures later, the fight to stop isis. russia says it isily withing w partner with the west in syria but with some conditions. what are they? more "stay" per roll.
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>> reporter: that's right, victor. we are here waiting for this event to start in an hour and a half. folks have been lining up for the past five hours. after this, we will be watching and listening closely to anything trump may have to say about this latest dust-up. he is not someone who shies away from controversy. sometimes it seems to be his campaign strategy, talking tough, slamming the media and saying and doing things that get him a lot of attention. so far, it seems to be working for him. >> the latest donald trump firestorm. erupting after he seemed to mock the physical disability of surge covary lesssky who has a condition that limits the movement of his arms. >> the poor guy, you have to see this guy, i don't know what i said. i don't remember. he is going, i don't remember. maybe that's what i said. though, he called him a nice
reporter. the gop front-runner says he doesn't remember kovalsky. despite having one of the all-time great memories. he says, he didn't know about his condition and accused him of using his disability to, quote, grandstand. ko kovalesky disputing his claim not to know him. he said he spoke to him a dozen times as a reporter for the new york daily news. donald and i were on a first-name basis for years. i have sint viewed him in my office. >> he repeatedly cited a story ko kovalesky in 2 1240u001 that he thousands of muslims celebrating the attacks in new jersey. kovalesky said he did not recall
finding anyone who said there were thousands or hundreds celebrating. never one to back down, trump is holding his ground and shifting the focus from the controversy to his fights with the "times." he has held an on-again, off-again grudge with fox news anchor, megyn kelly, sips the first gop debate. >> i don't respect her as a journalist. >> and routinely bashes the press on the campaign trail. >> the media is very dishonest. unbelievably dishonest. i can leave this scum back here at the press alone. i don't need them anymore. they are garbage. they are scum. >> his crowds often roar at such rhetoric and polls show his support hasn't faltered in the face of controversy. >> they say that trump can do almost anything and nobody leaves me. >> reporter: one more thing i want to bring out. our cnn money folks caught up with the reporter who knew kovalesk yichlt in the 1980s
when he was covering trump for the new york daily news. she remembers a 1989 press conference where trump and ko l kovalesky greeted each other. she says their greeting was so chummy that she thought they knew each other socially. she says kovalesky introduced her to his then wife. >> athena jones there in sarasota. let's bring in cnn senior political analyst, ron brownstein. you have the new reuters poll showing tomorrow p wi showing trump with this double digit lead. i am not going to ask you the question, is this going to hurt trump? we have asked that a dozen times
and it hasn't. the question is, are we seeing others here who are doing something, anything that is catching on and could catch them up with trump? story on trump is more complicated. he is touching a deep emotional core with his base. it is not a coincidence he is emerging when the country is going through profound demographic change. a majority of kids are of color. whites who are christians are less than a majority of the first time in our history. trump is appealing to the elements that are most uneasy about these changes and feel that the country as they know it is slipping away from then. the more outrageous he gets, the more he shows to them he will do whatever it takes by any means necessary to restore the country they believe is disappearing. it works with those who are supporting him. they are not, victor, the entire republican coal lig. if you look more broadly, you will see in polling, there is
evidence among college educated there is much more skepticism about him and how he represents himself. no one has consolidated that block of the party against him. if and when that happens, with he may have a different verdict on what he is doing the past few months. >> he talk about the part of the electorate, whites that believe the country is being taken away from them. donald trump is billing a meeting with 100 black faith leaders as an endorsement. we had one woman who is going to be at that meeting on monday. she says, it is not an endorsement. she is going to listen and offer some information. how does that help and how does that correspond with what's really going to happen on monday? >> it is a big country. there are going to be some people with different points of view. among the many things democrats have to legitimately worry about in 2016, third term of the president, dissatisfaction over foreign policy, the prospect of
donald trump making significant inroads with the african-american vote. if you look at the pattern of trump comments that are outrageous, are not random. they tend to be all consistently raising questions about different groups, undocumented immigrants are criminals and they are rapists. muslim-americans are not necessarily loyal. they were celebrating after 9/11. it is okay to rough up the protester, the black lives matter protester. there is a contestant pattern of speaking to anxieties that a portion of the electorate has about the country that is changing and they have been turboized against the events in paris. that has given him a boost. trump has a real piece of the republican coalition, eye-opening to many republicans but it is not the whole coalition. the question is whether those voters who are now dividing
among jeb bush, john kasich, chris christie, marco rubio, whether they unify in a way that will make this look different but with trump still competitive? >> ron brownstein, we are looking to hear from donald trump in sarasota. thanks so much. >> thank you. what will it take for the french president and other european leaders and the u.s. to build a united coalition against isis. we have a military expert weighing in on that. >> anger, gridlock, arrests in the streets of chicago. this over police violence. what these protesters really want. i will take beauty into my own hands,
42 minutes past the hour and new numbers for you in the fight against isis this morning. u.s. coalition forces say they have launched 20 new air strikes against iraq and syria. look at the other countries involved in the military campaign. australia, belgium, denmark, jordan, netherlands, uk, france, turkey as well. after the paris attacks, france president, francois hollande has been trying to build on this and bring them closer. let's talk with michael. president hollande met with
president obama, german chancellor merkel wanting to build this against isis. how plauz cybsible do you think is? >> not very. president obama said it would be great if russia was bombing isis. they seem to prefer to go after the moderate syrian opposition including those clup groogroups backeded by turkey and the other members of the coalition that you mentioned. france was the first country to recognize the syrian national coleal ligs as the government in exile to syria. this is a consortium of different groups that have banded tog. they are also backing many of the free syrian army affiliates that have taken the brunt of russia's air campaign. you have these ir reconcilable differences. putin said we need to go after isis. we judge him by his actions not
his rhetoric. his actions says he is not that interested in getting going after isis. he twoonts deny any credible to the regime of bashar al assad or isis. it is those two choices. >> we are watching these tensions between turkey and russia. turkey is already on board. can that region take one more conflict? >> well, syria has ceased to be very sorry to say, a popular protest movement against a dick ta tore yara jeem i don't know what the main event is any longer. this recent confrontation between turkey and russia is very long in the making. putin and erdogan have a lot in common, both megalow manical. they have suppressed any kind of media to conduct any policy they like with impunity. turkey has been picking a fight with russia for a while. turkish fighter jets a few years
ago escorted a russian cargo plane down to the tarmac because they were carrying military equipment for assad. in 2012, a turkish f-4 reconnaissance jet was shot down presumably inside syrian air space. rumors among syrian opposition at the time and i know because i was in turkey, were that a russian technician was the guy that pushed the button on that attack. there has been a lot of hostility between the two countries. this latest episode of shooting down a russian fighter jet is not just a russian in the air. there was also one that followed on the ground which didn't get much media attention. the search and rescue helicopter sent to try and retrieve the surviving pilot crash landed in northern syria. when it was on the ground, it was blown up by a anti-tank missile wielded by the first
coastal division. they are backed by the cia and they got the missile from saudi arabia courtesy of the united states. we are already involved in this kind of i don't know what to call it anymore, geopolitical game of brinkmanship or cold war 2.0 if you like with russia. i don't see putin getting on board with the west agenda, which is and always has been, we have to address assad while we are also addressing isis. he wants the opposite. >> michael weiss, cnn contributor of isis. always appreciate your insight. thank you, sir. we'll be right back. >> sure. ot be controlled. when a wildfire raged through elkhorn ranch, the sudden loss of pasture became a serious problem for a family business. faced with horses that needed feeding and a texas drought that sent hay prices soaring, the owners had to act fast. thankfully, mary miller banks with chase for business. and with greater financial clarity and a relationship built for the unexpected,
protests in the streets of chicago. demonstrators here marching along the city's famous magnificent mile blocking access to major stores during black friday sales. they are alleging a year-long cover-up of police dash cam individual crow showing an officer fatally shooting teenager, laquan mcdonald. we have reverend marshall hatch, the co-chair of the leaders network of chicago. reverend, it is good to have you this morpg. >> good morning. glad to be with you and the
television audience. >> we have seen these type of demonstrations in the past two or three years. they have been a call collectively for charges against the shooter. that has been accomplished here. you say there needs to be fundamental change. what does that look like? >> well, i mean, we have a very, very interesting case and it's profoundly egregious. we have a young man who was a ward of the state, laquan mcdonald, who was killed by an officer of the state in a public place. we have what appears to be a major cover-up that goes all the way up possibly to the fifth floor, which is the mayor's office here in chicago. so people will not rest. this child, this young man was a ward of the state, did not have a person that had parental custody over him at the time of his death. his tragic and brief life now
has become a symbol of a lot of things that have gone wrong here in chicago. we won't rest until we get all of the facts of what happened in this case, killed almost 14 months ago now. with just now seeing that the horrible videotape of his killing. >> let's talk about that time span, about 400 days since that video was recorded the day that laquan mcdonald was shot and killed and date it was released. you are calling for several officials there to re-sign. what has been the damage caused by the decision to hold that. we, of course, understand that your allegation is that it is a cover-up. >> we have lost all confidence in the state's attorney, anita alvarez. she should not prosecute this case. we are calling for a special prosecutor. we have lost all confidence in the police superintendent, gary
mccarthy. there are a lot of questions. there is an erased burger king security tape, 86 minutes that are now missing in that tape and that tape was, in fact, taken in the custody of chicago police officers on the scene. this cover-up seems to go up higher and higher. people are not going to rest until ultimately, we get the federal government in here to find out what happened in the case of this young man who has now become symbolic of what has happened to countless african-americans and that is killed by the police under questionable circumstances. >> should we expect to see more demonstrations today and tomorrow in chicago? >> there will be more demonstrations today, tomorrow and on monday and going forward.
people want answers to their questions. we want answers to the questions of what happened in this case of laquan mcdonald, who did not have advocates for him in life but we are going to be his advocates in death. >> reverend marshall hatch, always good to have you, thank you so much. >> we'll be right back. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. breo is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. once your asthma is well controlled,
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memories then. >> great to have you this morning five hours. much more aread. >> you were feeling that five hours. >> turn it over now to fredricka whitfield. this definitely feels like a thanksgiving weekend. you have your green. i have my brown. we have our turkey theme going on. >> you had a good holiday? >> yes, you too. >> it is still going. >> it always does. it is going to go to the end of the year. >> you guys, have a good one. it is the 11:00 eastern hour. i'm fredricka whitfield. "newsroom" starts right now. we begin with new developments in that deadly shooting in colorado springs, colorado, where a gunman killed three people and wounded nine others at a local planned parenthood clinic. police say 57-year-old robert lewis dear first opened fire in the parking lot wearing a trench coat and c