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hour, actually. and that's my time. >> does it make your job easier or harder? >> it makes what i want to do easier. >> okay. >> because i know there's a way to do it. because parents are involved. >> steve perry joins us now. it's great to see so many parents involved in that school. what other parents groups around the country, what lesson did they take away from these parents? >> reporter: the challenge here is to try to find out how to get more parents involved. really what the principal is and what parents are learn is that if you create an opportunity for parents to participate, that is organized and takes a consideration time and talents, they will participate. >> that's good news indeed. steve, thanks very much, steve perry. thanks very much for watching 306. i'll see you tomorrow night. have a great night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
i'm joe johns in washington. good morning. we're breaking into regular programming to update oun a situation in manhattan. a robot probe just now rolling away after examining a suspicious vehicle, police just finishing up an impromptu briefing on the street. hearing a loud noise emminating from that scene. very quickly want to show you some of the pictures of the location taken a short time ago. emergency crews called in, we're told around 10:00 eastern time last night actually to check out a car, an olds mobile cut las sierra. two gas canisters in the back and an american flagsticker on it. obviously authorities concerned in light of what happened may 1st out on times square. this location, however, a bit different. the irving place in mat hannanh
not far from new york university. it is outside of the coned building for those of you that know new york city, con-ed is the local power company building for irving place. that building, we're told, has been evacuated as have other buildings nearby. with us on the phone is cnn national correspondent suzanne candiotti who was talking to an authority right out on the street. i saw during the live feed from man at an, at the time we heard that loud noise. can you give us some sense of what you heard and what's going on out there right now? >> reporter: i sure will, joe. the news briefing just wrapped up. it was about five minutes until midnight. we hard a big boom. i'm looking behind me now. i see that someone might be approaching us with additional information. excuse me, paul, is there anything new to report? what was that loud noise that we
heard? pardon me? very good. now we have an explanation for what that loud boom was at five minutes before midnight. and that was the bomb squad robot moved in to take a look at things and it broke open the windows of the vehicle. that's the loud noise we heard. that explanation coming from a nypd police official on the scene. so this all started about 10:15, joe, as you said, when police got a 911 call from someone at the con-ed building saying they saw a cut llas sierra. police arrived on the scene. the fire department arrived at the scene. and, of course, the bomb squad as they have been doing all too often as of late. they used the robots to move closer to the vehicle, took an x-ray. it did not reveal exactly what
that x-ray showed. the next step was to move the robot in to take a closer look. and now we know that that robot was used to blow out the windows in the vehicle. it is still determining what to do next. the following step would be if they decide to do it, send up members of the bomb squad, suited up in protective clothing to move closer to the vehicle to take an even closer look at it. it does have new york plates on it. that was confirmed to us. and the authorities have not only evacuated the con-ed building, they also evacuated part of an apartment building that face that's part of the vehicle. in other words, the east side of that car. so that's what we have at this time. the bomb squad is trying to determine what this is. they're following through and try to figure out exactly what is this, whether the canisters are something that need to be worried about or not.
joe? >> so far as we know we have a couple gas cans in a car. authorities are looking at this precautionarily. we'll stay with this through the evening. we'll go back and begin now with "larry king live." larry: tonight -- ♪ recognize i'm bad >> larry: t.i. exclusive. the rapper's first interview since he got out of prison. for buying machine guns and silencers. fire power that the law doesn't authorize how to use. how does a straight "a" student end up selling drugs and doing time? he's willing to talk about all of it. taking your calls to t.i. making
a come back next on "larry king live." ♪ >> larry: this was the scene a short while ago, as grammy-winning rapper t.i. arrived at "larry king live." his new album "king uncaged" will be released in august. his new single very appropriately titled "i'm back." t.i. was arrested by federal agents in 2007 for buying two machine guns in a parking lot of an atlanta grocery store. in 2008 he was sentenced on charges of unlawfully possessing machine guns or silencers, recently released after serving nine months in prison. three months in a halfway house. it was quite a story. and we're very pleased he's here telling it for the first time. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me.
>> larry: thanks for talking to us. what's t.i. stand for? >> it's not an abbreviation. it's a name that my grandfather, my family and friends all call me t.i.p. >> larry: how do you feel? >> just ready to put the bad things behind me and look to the future and evolve. intend to evolve. >> larry: how do you explain, before we get to the specifics, all the trouble? you were a straight "a" student. >> yeah, at one point in my life. >> larry: how did you get in all of this trouble? >> well, this most recent incident, it came from an attempt that was made on my life. my best friend died in my arms. and that kind of caused a state of depression, paranoia. and my judgment was jaded.
you know. i just felt my life was in danger. >> larry: okay. on october 13th, 2007, you're arrested by federal agents after purchasing three machine guns, two silencers, they weren't registered to you. you were already a convicted felon. didn't you realize then, i could be in big trouble for this? >> oh, absolutely. absolutely. >> larry: why risk it, t.? >> to be perfectly honest with you, at the time when i felt the need to have all of these things, i never took into consideration the legalities. i only took it into consideration the protection of my life, my family's life and my home. >> larry: all right. but you bought a .9 millimeter machine gun capable of shooting almost 11 rounds a minute. and a machine gun capable of shooting 12 rounds, a machine gun capable of shooting 990 rounds a minute.
that kind of fire power isn't even used by police or federal agents. what kind of protection did you need? >> well, as i've seen you did your research -- >> larry: i have good staff. >> -- did you do the research on the incident that happened to me in cincinnati and how much fire power was used against me? >> larry: tell me about it. >> and how outgunned we were. i was pulled up on after an after-party. and to be quite frank with you. they opened fire and let off maybe from 50 to 100 rounds of ammunition very quick. >> larry: and others? >> against me and another that van, as you see. >> larry: why? >> why? i mean, your guess is as good as mine. >> larry: you didn't know who they were? >> no, i didn't know. i till don't know who they are.
i know who they say they are. i know who the law say they are. >> larry: whose the law say they are? >> citizens of cincinnati, ohio. >> larry: that shoot rounds of guns at a rapper and his friends? >> you know, jealousy is something, man. >> larry: jealousy? are they singers? >> no, not that i know of. i don't have a lot of information to share about them. my point is how many rounds of ammunition was used against me that night in such a short period of time and how gunned and we didn't have significant manpower to fend off those kinds of attackers. >> larry: had you performed that night? >> yes, i did. >> larry: was it a successful performance? >> absolutely, phenomenal. >> larry: but then, in addition
to machine guns, federal agents find in your car and your house, a loaded 40 caliber pistol, next to the driver's seat, a loaded.45-caliber pistol, two more pistols and a revolver. i could run out of the time here. were you fearful at home? >> absolutely. absolutely. another thing, in atlanta, during that period of time, there was a rash of home invasions. now, i am not in any way trying to excuse my behavior. because it's unacceptable, and i do realize right now that that was very, very poor judgment on my behalf. and i'm in the best of my ability just trying to explain where my mind was at the time. >> larry: you were afraid? >> i was concerned, extremely. >> larry: why you? >> why me? >> larry: yeah, why you? are there other rappers? >> why tupac, why baby, why jam master j? if you do more research, you will see the death of a hip-hop
star is the least investigated. there have been no convictions on biggie, no conviction on grand master, no convictions on jay. >> larry: what do you think it is? >> i can't speck tate. >> larry: what you do you speculate onny. >> i speculate some people just don't care. >> larry: did you get into trouble as a kid? does trouble surround you? >> no. >> larry: some people find trouble. >> no, i don't think trouble surrounds me. you know, i think as a kid, everything that i went through, all that i am today, my experience has been made me there. you've got understand, me growing up in the environment that i did, and the time that i did, there was no instruction
manual. i did not have a mentor. all i had was trial and error. >> who raised you? >> my grandparents and my mother and my uncles. one of which who did it from a federal prison. >> larry: did you get into trouble as a kid? >> i got into some trouble. i was mischmischievous, i was smart. all i had to do is execute. >> larry: you were an "a" student. >> yes, i was. >> larry: shouldn't you have applied that? >> well, i did. i think i'm fairly intelligent. >> larry: you say a fairly intelligent person would try to shy away from this kind of trouble? >> sure. if that fairly intelligent person has been placed into very extreme circumstances where they're life has been endangered, then they then begin to decide not with their intelligence, but with their instincts. with their instincts. instinctively, coming from the environment that i came from, instinctively -- that's wait you
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♪ trying to find my way back home ♪ >> apologies to my family. ♪ dead and gone >> larry: he's written for some of the best, rihanna, diddy. his popular songs include "swagger like us," since you were attacked, many people who have that happen to them can legally apply for a license to carry a weapon. did you? >> no, i did not. >> larry: why not? >> wasn't thinking. wasn't thinking. >> larry: so you're not -- you can't legally have a gun? >> no. >> larry: you couldn't then? >> no, i lost my second amendment right. >> larry: and you don't get it back, right? >> not to my knowledge. not unless things change in washington. >> larry: do you own a weapon now? >> absolutely not. >> larry: are you afraid now for your life? >> no, you know, in having time to sit and reflect if you actually take the time and use it to your advantage, you see,
well, even though all of these rounds of ammunition were fired at you that night, you didn't have a firearm, you're still here. all the things that you've managed to make it through, you didn't have a firearms in every situation under every circumstance. most of the times you had firearms, you didn't need to use them. so obviously, the firearms aren't what's keeping you alive. >> larry: correct. >> so i had the time to take that into consideration. and acknowledge that, and, you know, properly apply it to my daily -- my daily -- the way i live my life. >> larry: have you shot a weapon? >> have i ever before? >> larry: yeah. >> yeah. >> larry: at a range or at someone? come on. >> i plead the fifth. at a range. >> larry: did you know how to shoot the weapons bought? >> yeah. >> larry: so had you to learn that somewhere. >> absolutely. >> larry: that's pretty heavy armor. >> yeah.
>> larry: when you were in prison, did you say to yourself, why did i do that? >> did i ever say that? i didn't have to ask myself why i did that. i knew why i did it. i did it because i felt i was in danger. >> larry: but you don't feel it now. >> no, i don't. that is the question, you know, why did you feel so indanger then and you don't feel in danger now? i think now because the story is out there for everybody to know. everybody knows, okay, this is what happened to him. these are the approaches that he took to it. and these are the adjustments that he made. so now, i mean, i'd be in as much danger as i was. >> larry: and you're safe by virtue of what you did? >> not by virtue. by the knowledge of what happened to me, you know, that's common knowledge. an attack was made on me. this is what he did. this is how he adjusted. this is how he's moving forward. >> larry: when you were 14,
though, you bought a handgun, didn't you? >> yes, i did. >> larry: for $115 after seeing a friend get shot? >> absolutely. >> larry: so guns have surrounded you from an early age on? >> yes, guns have definitely been a part of my environment and my culture. >> larry: you have seen people shot? >> absolutely. >> larry: have you seen people killed? >> absolutely. >> larry: how do you ever adjust to that? >> i don't know. some people say you never do. i'm doing the best i can right now, you know? i think it brings you closer to god. it brings you closer to god. when you're standing next to someone who is shot and died. the first thing is, why not me? of course, someone could say, well, obviously, it wasn't your time. but mentally, you kind of deal with things differently when placed in these circumstances. >> larry: how old are you? >> 29. >> larry: we'll be back with t.i. we'll talk about growing up. lots of other things.
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♪ i never let you down keep your mind on the ground ♪ ♪ ♪ everywhere i go i know >> larry: we're back with t.i. we're getting twitters as we roll along. we did get one twitter ask, did you get special treatment in jail? >> man, believe it or not, i might have got worse treatment as far as from the staff, just because i'm such a -- i was such a high-profile inmate that i couldn't -- i couldn't get anything special. >> larry: where did you serve your time? >> forest city, arkansas. >> larry: why there? >> does the b.o.t. >> larry: federal prison? >> yeah. federal. >> larry: what was your sentence? >> parole and a day.
through god and also the unconventional methods of this of what i'd be doing in the community prior to my arrest the u.s. attorney in the district that i was arrest at the time, they along with the judge and their colleagues, they came up with a special agreement for me to perform x amount of hours to help at-risk kids in the community in atlanta and abroad, use might go experience to keep them from doing the same thing. >> larry: how long do you have to do that for? >> it's a number of hours. i have 1,500 hours to serve. 1,000 after i started my sentence, 5 after i was released. >> larry: you got to stay straight? >> absolutely.
without question. >> larry: another twitter question, do you think the sentence was fair? >> do i think the sentence was fair? asking me? that's like asking me do i want to spend more time in jail. >> larry: it sounds fair for all the things you did. it's certainly a great thing you're doing. >> well, see, i think most times when people think about this situation, they only think about a year and a date. okay, mind you, i had one year of home confinement where i could not leave my house. i was in my house for an entire year. i could not leave. i could not work. i could not -- you know, it definitely affected my livelihood. i also had the 15 hours of parole to serve. and the probation. it's just a creative way to extend the sentence to where society could benefit from me. where i could -- i'm more useful to society in using my life or using my influence to be able to
affect the lives of kids in america today. i'm no good behind a cell. i hope nobody there. >> larry: how much of your life was spent around drugs? >> how much of my life was spent around drugs? >> larry: did you get into it early. >> selling, yeah. yeah. >> larry: using it? >> using it? not that much earlier than anyone else. i'd say about 16, 15, 16. >> larry: how did you come to sell it? >> how did i come to sell? i was poor, larry. >> larry: was this in atlanta? >> yeah, this is in atlanta, man. basically, my mom sent me to the store one day to buy a loaf of bread. i had maybe, $30, $40, $50 in my pocket. i was approach -- well, actually, i inquired. a guy i knew was standing outside. and he said that, you know, had
was working. and i said, how? and he then introduced the method of purchasing and distributing crack cocaine on a small scale, of course. >> larry: were you arrested for that? >> before i made it back home, i had $50 in my pocket. that was the beginning of my career. i was arrested in 1997, i was 17 years old. with possession of distributing cocaine. >> larry: how much time? >> six or seven years times and probation. >> larry: were drugs part of your life? >> my past life. >> larry: you have five children? >> i have five children, but i really have six. >> larry: the sixth is what? >> the sixth, she's my daughter through my relationship with a very special young lady. >> larry: all right. do you have a fiancee now? >> yes, i do. >> larry: how old are the kids. >> wanik is 14, messiah is 10,
and 9, 8 and 2. >> larry: are they all with you? >> yeah, they all come to my house and stay with me. of course the ones from previous relationships, they live with their mothers. >> larry: how many children are with you? >> three. >> larry: isn't it hard what you've been through to be a father? >> is it hard? >> larry: a lot of responsibility? >> it is a lot of responsibility. but i enjoy being a father. that's one of the best parts of my life. i feel like, man, that's one of the greatest things i've got going on, being a father. being able to make a difference not only in the lives of at-risk youth but my children. that's the greatest way for me to affect the world. bring children up who can contribute some way to the future of america and abroad. >> larry: you say you're a good
father? >> absolutely. i love my kids. >> larry: how do they deal with what their father's been through? >> well, first, man, i let them know that they will never go through what i've been through. and i just -- i'm honest and open. and i just try to explain to them the best i can the difference between the way they grew up and the way that i grew up. >> larry: you grew up hard? >> yeah, rougher than most. but then again, not as rough as others. >> larry: you had a relatively -- you had a relative who was in prison? >> yeah, my uncle. my uncle did ten years. >> larry: how about your dad? >> my pops? no, my pops, i don't think he's ever been in prison. >> larry: are you close with him? >> my father passed away in 2002. yeah, we were pretty close. >> larry: was he young? >> he was not young. he was 50 years older than me. he was 72 when he passed. >> larry: close with your mom? >> absolutely, i'm very close with my mom. >> larry: your grandmother living?
>> my grandmother passed last year before i went to prison. >> larry: was she a big influence? >> she was a very big influence. >> larry: in the middle of all of this, how did you get a singing career? there ain't no time for this? >> you're right. actually, man, believe it or not, i was challenged by my manager right now, my producer and my cousin who passed away. they challenged me. 12, 13 years ago, '98. >> larry: you were 17? >> age 17, 18, and they challenged me to stop selling drugs, stop selling crack. they said you want to be a rapper, this is what you do. you've been arrested. you got probation, if you get arrested again, you blow it off. i then said, okay, take me somewhere where i can create a way for myself. you want me to leave this behind, show me an opportunity. they did.
took me to a studio with a group named p.a., p.a. put me on the spot, asked me if i could rap. i walked in the booth. did my thing. and they signed me to my face records. i think my first hit was probably "24, rubber band man" my second album. my first project, it was very well received in the southeast region. all throughout the south and parts of the midwest. it was very well received but i didn't get national exposure on my second album. >> larry: we'll be back on "larry king live" with t.i. thinking of national or international exposure, mick jagger tuesday night. investment. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 so where's that help when i need it? tdd# 1-800-345-2550 if i could change one thing... tdd# 1-800-345-2550 we'd all get a ton of great advice tdd# 1-800-345-2550 just for being a client.
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go wherever you like ♪ >> larry: the biggest but not the biggest hits "whatever you like," my guest, t.i. by the way, he has an extraordinary record, "live your life" recorded with rihanna. broke the record for the biggest jump on the billboard charts in history it went from 80 to 1. are you friendly with rihanna? >> yeah, man, i have a lot of respect and admiration for her as an artist, you know, what she's done for women. >> larry: what did you think that happened to her? >> i mean, it was unfortunate for both parties. >> larry: do you know him? >> yeah, i do. i do. i think he's paying a huge price for something that he did. and he has to accept that and make adjustments to his own life and pick up the pieces. >> larry: have you ever been violent? >> have i been violent? not without being approached for violence. >> larry: you never, like, hit a woman? >> nah.
>> larry: asked by one of the people on twitter want to know why black rappers shoot each other. there are no guns for white rockers or country singers. >> i can't answer that. >> larry: is there a reason for that? >> i can only speculate, just off the top of my head, i mean, our music was born in an environment -- >> larry: turbulence? >> -- in an environment, in neighborhoods, where this is the common activity. you know, that's kind of like asking, you know, why certain rockers behave this way. why do they all have to use this, that and the other to do things. >> larry: a product of the environment? >> exactly. it's just the way. it's like a common thread. >> larry: wasn't it hard to adjust to prison, especially when you're famous? >> yeah. i think that it was a lot more
difficult for me. i mean, you know, it was just a lot more meticulous. it was just a lot more mental adjusting, you know what i'm saying? physically, you know, everybody -- everybody -- i approached prison as a normal guy. everybody treated me as a normal guy, as much as they could. >> larry: do you think you had it worse? >> i did, because, you know, there were other things that other people would approach staff and say, hey, can i do this? and they'd say, with me, can i do this? absolutely not. you know the rules. it was more strict. >> larry: did you have a job in prison? >> yeah, i had a little gig. >> larry: what was your job? >> i kept the compound clean from about 8:30 to 9:30 in the morning. >> larry: that was your job? >> yeah, i just stood and made sure there wasn't no filth
around the compound. >> larry: let's take a call for t.i. detroit, hello. >> caller: hello, t.i., so good to talk to you i'm a big fan of you and lovely toya. >> actually you mean timyka. toya is not my -- >> caller: i'm sorry, tiny. i'm so nervous. to avoid breaking the law. i think you should mention when you're incarcerated, you do live day by day, it's not just the year. it's day by day, minute by minute. but how do you plan on protecting yourself and your family now? you know, you make a valid point when it comes to tupac and biggie's death. >> well, i think that the biggest, the main thing that i can do to protect myself moving forward in the future is understand my position. understand that, you know, i can put myself in an environment where it requires for me --
where it may require for kneeme to have a hand gun or artillery of that nature. >> larry: you can't do that. >> i'm instantly at a disadvantage right there. if i put myself in that environment, i'm at a disadvantage. i can stay places where i can be cool. >> larry: do you take responsibility for a lot of what happened to you? >> i do. i take full responsibility for everything that happened to me. i'm not -- you know, even though, certain circumstances i was put in, i was considered a victim, but i don't feel like i'm a victim of society or anything else. i'm the first one to say, man, your life is what you make of it. society don't owe me anything, you know. i feel like for knee learn from my experience to make necessary adjustments and move forward is what's required. >> larry: do you ever wonder why you were shot at? do you ever wonder? >> to be perfectly honest, i
have a pretty good idea. i think it stems from -- it all stems from me being in a certain section of the club that everybody else couldn't get to. and when someone patrons of the club were told that they could not get in that section, they became hostile. and then, you know, kind of just -- >> larry: it was like a vip section? >> yeah, kind of like, i live here, too. i got money. why i can't be up there? yada, yada, yada. you know, things led one thing to another. and so we have what happened. >> larry: well, we'll be right back with t.i. on this edition of "larry king live." don't go away. her. this. lives. how ? by bringing together... information. ... people ... ... machines ... ... systems ... ideas... verizon helps businesses worldwide... including fortune 500 companies... find and achieve... better. better. better. better.
♪ ♪ what are you made at to get at me i hear you but i'm serious ♪ ♪ this is all i got to say >> larry: reminder, we're on facebook. check us out. see who's coming up on the show. send questions for our guests. tell us what you think about tonight's show with t.i. by the way, we followed t.i. recently to a juvenile detention
center in atlanta, where he's doing work with kids. let's take a look at what you told them. watch. ♪ anytime you want to pick up the telephone ♪ >> right now, we're at the juvenile detention centers in atlanta. about why it's cool to be smart, why they shouldn't be joining gangs and why they should be taking their education seriously. to be honest with you man, i've got real talk for you. you can't expect to stay right here in the same spot that you're in and win. you got to be able to change. you got to be willing to grow. you got to be willing to learn. they don't make you no sucker. they don't make it no sucker. it don't make you lame, it don't make you no chump because you want to grow and make something out of the yourself, man. it ain't too late.
no mistake that you make is too great for to you bounce back from. if you can put all of this effort, all of this energy, if you could put all of this thought into doing the wrong thing, you can put just as much efforts, just as much energy, just as much thought into doing the right thing. you actually have somebody who you know been through it, telling you how not to go through it. how you receive it is up to you. do i consider myself a gangster to this day? i'm retired. i'm retired. [ applause ] ♪ you can have whatever you like i say you can have whatever you like ♪ >> larry: our guest is the retired gangster, t.i., doing a lot of good work. making amends as they say. birmingham, alabama. another call for t.i. hello. >> caller: t.i., i love your
music, more so i love timyka and what she stands for as a woman. can you express how proud you are of her on your show? >> well, i mean, to be perfectly honest with you, ma'am, how proud i am of her exceeds, you know, any professional accomplishment, i'm proud of her for being the mother of my children. for being the love of my life. you know, what she does professionally, that's just icing on the cake. you know, that's wonderful. i love that she was able to, you know -- a lot of ways, use her experiences and the things that she's gone through to shed light on situations and kind of inspire others. you mow what i'm saying. she did a great show, i'm proud of her. i'm proud of her because she is the woman that she is. >> larry: are you getting married?
>> i definitely plan on doing it. in my eyes, i'm already married. but i do understand. i do understand. >> larry: the kids. >> absolutely, i mean, the specifics of that, although i live a very public life, there are some slices of my life that i like to keep personal. >> larry: was she very supportive what you went through? >> absolutely. very, very supportive. >> larry: you needed that, didn't you? >> yeah, yeah, i did. >> larry: do you ever fear you'll go back? >> do i fear i'll go back to what? >> larry: to bad things. >> no, i don't fear that. absolutely not. there's not a chance for that. i mean, after you've gone through it. although on paper you can say this person has been through jail and guns all his life, yada, yada, yada. but when you actually -- this is
the most severe, the most severe, just the most severe encounter with the law that i've ever had. and i'm not -- i'm in a position right now where me being gone a day caused me what me being gone a year or ten years for my life. being away from my children at this point. being away from my mom, my cousins, my uncles, my grandparents. my business. businesses. you know, being gone, like right now, it's just not -- there's no place in my life for anything like that right now. >> larry: his second album is coming in august. it's called "king." a sneak peek at t.i.'s new movie.
an iconic figure. one of our top requests of all times finally made it. ♪ i'm joe johns in washington. an update on a situation a few steps away from manhattan's union square. police are checking out a suspicious car. they're expected to sound the all clear. our susan candiotti is on the scene now and joins us live. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, that will come 2 1/2 hours after this whole thing started. the explanation we're getting from the new york city police official is that they tracked down the owner of the car by tracing the license tag. and the owner of the car explained the two gas cans in the back of the car because he was mowing some lawns. he's not a professional landscaper.
he says that's why he has the gas cans in the back of the vehicle. to recap here, this was -- a four door olds mobile '91 model that had an american flagsticker on the back. an employee ofcon-edison, they saw the gas cans in the back. the car is parked in front of the kolg hutch con-ed building. they flew the windows out of the car. then following that a bomb squad team wearing protective clothing carefully approached the vehicle and now we're seeing the gas cans are outside in the middle of the street while they examined it while investigators went to work. but now as you heard, a police official tells us that they hope to be wrapping this up very
soon, the scene very soon. in the meantime, they did evacuate the con-ed building and some apartments in a building that was also facing the vehicle itself. so it appears as though we're soon to got the all clear sign or signal from the police department at this point. but obviously everyone than on edge. they've had a lot of these calls and it appears unusual. but in any case, it seems like we've been getting a sign very soon that everything is okay right here. joe? >> great. okay. thank you so much for that, susan can ddiottcandiotti. we'll keep our eye on. this otherwise, let's go now back to "larry king live." ♪ ♪ rubber band man right party ♪ i'm in trouble man always in
trouble man undercover ♪ >> larry: anderson cooper hosts "a.c. 360." at the top of the hour, what's up, anderson? >> larry, breaking news on the oil spill in the gulf. new information that it could be much worse than believed. a purdue professor has released his video analyzed by bp showing the oil spewing out. how much oil he thinks could be pouring out of the gulf. plus, new backlash over arizona's immigration law. los angeles could be the soonest city to enact a boycott state. the mayer is expected to sign it. but who are the boycotts really hurting? we'll hear from an l.a. councilman who defends the controversial law. you have seen this video. it's a group of 7-year-old girls bumping and grinding to beyonce's hit "single ladies." a lot more at the top of the
hour, larry. >> larry: that is weird. anderson cooper "a.c. 360." let's take another call for t.i. atlanta, hello. >> caller: hi, t.i., i'm one of your biggest fans. i need a little advice from you, i have a cousin in chicago, he's a 20-year-old male, accused of murder. looking at possibly four years. what advice you can give him because his face say little jaded. what advice can you give him? >> man that's, that's tough. but the advice i would give him is always stay positive.
always continue to keep your mind working. never give up. don't never give up no matter what. you know? you never know what is going to happen in the future. you never know what new developments in your case may present thefl selves. you never know, you never know. the only way you lose for sure is if you quit. >> larry: our guest is t.i. will see a preview of his new movie. time to meet a terrific hero. some might think losing a limb, suffering a spinal cord injury is the end of the world. for others overcoming such a loss is what living is all about. that's exactly what happened to this week's cnn hero when a car accident claimed his leg. now he is doing with one leg what he never could do with two. and he is bringing others along for the ride. watch. >> when i learned to surf it was amazing. you feel such a powerful connect, with the earth and the water. when you become disabled you
feel trapped. when i felt that first breath of freedom of riding that wave, i was like this is so good. it was so inspiring. i wanted to share the feeling i had with others. i am dana cummings, i started an organization to help people focus on their abilities not disabilities through surfing. we work with people with disabilities. a lot are veterans. we want to feel the power of the ocean and surfing. >> here we go, catch this wave, buddy. >> i actually got up on the first wave. definitely coming back to do this again. awesome. >> we want participants to have the power and passion for life that we have. they have got to push themselves to the best of their ability. and if we can give them that self-confidence, that is a gift that no one can ever take that away from them. >> larry: since 2003, dana cumming and his organization have taught 300 disabled people to surf.
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russian. he had the comrades on the outside put the arm down on the dispatcher. so the dispatcher do anything to screw the job up, they're wiping out his whole family in the ukraine down to the sheepdog. >> why should we trust the russians? >> they love their sheep dogs. >> larry: who do you play, what are you? >> my character's name is ghost. yeah, my character's name is ghost. he is a part of a -- a very, very upscale, extravagant band of bank robbers. >> larry: you can't escape it, can you? >> experience, experience. >> larry: you have a parole officer? >> probation officer. >> larry: how often do you report to him or her? >> well you, know the specifics. >> larry: parole? >> probation. specifics of my probation,
conditions, i would rather keep that to myself. >> larry: did you need permission to come here? >> yeah. >> larry: to leave where, what state? >> atlanta. >> larry: to leave atlanta you need permission to leave. you have to report when you get back. >> i said the specifics of my probation i would rather keep. >> larry: you did need permission? >> i did. >> larry: as you look at your life now, we have 1:00 left -- >> okay. >> larry: are you on your way. are you a happy man? >> am i a happy man. they say when you are a completely happy man, you die. you know what i'm saying. i'm still, i'm happier, i'm the happiest that i have ever been. but i think that, like right now since i have gotten out of this situation. this is the first time i have actually taken advantage of and actually been able to enjoy the fruits of ab