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power. president trump was asked about i before he landed. he said excuse me. i'm also in a position of strength. he pointed to, for example, military muscle. he pointed to strong economic numbers back in the united states. and so i do think that is an indication, or at least a hat tip that you're going to see kind of a clash of forces when it comes to that sit down between the two of the leaders. >> and the president as he makes his way away from the rope line, not too far away from where hallie jackson is talking to us. her camera location, the president was met by a partialist ambassador william haggerty, united states ambassador to japan. the wife of the ambassador, as well as the foreign minister of japan, his spouse as well. the japanese ambassador to the united states. also the commander of the united states forces in japan. just some of the folks that are greeting the president as he makes his way now into the hangar, and then makes his way up to the stage itself.
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hallie jackson still with us. i hope. and hallie, why japan first? why was japan decided to be the first stop in his 12-day trip? hallie, if you're still with me, why japan first on this 12-day trip? how did they decide at the white house this was going to be the first key location to go to? >> okay in fact it sounds like we are having some technical difficulties. we'll stay with hallie once we reconnect. >> i'm sorry. >> did you hear me there, hallie? >> yeah. i have you. you can imagine with everybody using their cell phones, it gets to be a little tricky. it's also pretty loud. >> absolutely. i was asking why japan first? why was this put as number one on the 12-day trip? >> reporter: it's a signal to
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the rest of the region, the president and the united states has a close alliance with japan and our allies here. it's significant the first two stops are japan and south korea before he gets over to china. there would have been i think significant fallout had the president not decided to take this trip in that order. and that's not surprising that you would see him come to japan first, and then travel to south korea. that is sort of an indication of the weight and the role of each of the partners in the region when it comes to not just, for example, the military prep in north korea, but the economic partnerships as well. plus we have a lot of -- as you can tell from the troops, a lot of american service members stationed here, and the president coming and giving a nod to them and stopping here and speaking with them is significant as well. i can't emphasize enough the speech today and then the activities the next two days are going to be significant in setting off the tone of this trip over the next 12 days, because this is as chris jansing, my colleague in tokyo
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you've been talking to has been pointing out, this is grueling. this is a long slog for the president. this is the longest trip he's ever taken. it's the longest trip for any president to this region in some 25 years and this is going to be a marathon and not a sprint. this speech here and these comments at the air base -- this is like the first half mile. so the president, i would imagine, and i know his advisers want to make sure this goes off well day one so they can set themselves up for success down the road. we believe we'll get opportunities to ask the president questions about his trip and about what's happening down the road. that's important. it's the continued russia investigation. it's the continued congressional inquiries. news coming out almost daily about who else, for example, the house and senate intelligence committees are meeting with or planning to meet with. bob mueller in development with his inquiry. you have a lot of things
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potentially distracting to the president happening back home. i think back to what happened when we went on his first big foreign trip to israel, the middle east, other areas, and even then also, i mean, we were on the bus on that first trip when news came out about jared kushner, and the russia robe. and it seems as though even when the president tries to get away from that and come overseas and focus on something else, the questions continue to dawg him own his top advisers. >> you bring up a good question, and a good point, hallie about all of these headlines swirling around the president, but you're also around a crowd there at the air base of americans, of u.s. citizens that are glad to see the leader of their country, but also removed by thousands of miles, and are those headlines resonating at all with them? did you have a chooance to spea with them? and what do they hope to hear from the president? >> reporter: listen, i think for
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the folks behind me, these american men and women stationed abroad, they want to see their commander in chief. that's what the discussion has been. that's what the mood seems to be here. i will point out it's not just the distance. it's partly the distance, but it's also the time difference. think about it this way. the president we know likes to watch his cable news. that's just something we've seen in the past. as i hear a big cheer erupt behind me. remember, it's a 12 to 14 -hour time difference. when cable use is turning out the headlines, the president will likely be sleeping or traveling. i throw that out to you to say listen, typically when he's looking in the morning tv, that's what he would see. that's not going to be the case here. >> not this next 12 days. hallie, stand by. thank you so much for your commentary. we'll go straight to the introduction of president by the commander of the u.s. forces in japan. >> our warmest welcome, the president of our civilian leadership sends a clear message
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to each and every one of you in the audience. you are important. the security in the pacific region is a top priority of our commander in chief. and he's here today to get a firsthand look at the proud men and women who stand firmly in our alliance with japan and who will defend japan. accompanying the president today is the first lady of the united states. the first lady has done an amazing job representing and serving our nation. she has put tremendous effort on families, children, and our military members. she has stood by the president's side at very challenging times. most recently during humanitarian disasters. she works incredibly hard for our country, and does all of this while being a devoted mom. we are sincerely thrilled that
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she is here today. okay, everybody. it's time. oh, yeah. here we go. soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, ladies and gentlemen, the president and first lady of the united states. ♪
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>> mr. president, sir, i will tell you you look great in that suit, but there's something missing. could i please ask the wing commander of the biggest baddest meanest c one wing in the air force to come out here, colonel bull moss. >> go ahead, bull. >> should i put it on?
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>> i like this better. you could have my jacket. right? thank you. thank you, honey. thank you. oh, boy. that's something. this is a great group of people. thank you very much. and general martinez, everybody, for your devoted leadership of our brave troops right here in japan. and especially thank you, especially, especially, to all the incredible service members. we're really here today, and we're going to have a good time. we're going to celebrate your achievements so i'll issue one of your favorite commands. are you ready? at ease. at ease. just sit there. now have a good time. just have a good time. melania and i also want to extend a special thanks to
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ambassador bill haggerty who is doing an outstanding job. he's an outstanding person. i know him very well. believe me, you got one of the great ones. he's leading our american bes e embassy in tokyo. i'm honored to be here today in this beautiful country, home of the extraordinary people of japan. japan is a treasured partner and crucial ally of the united states, and today we thank them for welcoming us and for decades of wonderful friendship between our two nations. americans have deep respect and admiration for the people of japan. their amazing culture, their strong spir, and their very proud history. so on behalf of the united states of america, i send the warmest wishes of the american people to the citizens of this remarkable country.
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now i know how you guys feel. this is pretty good. our travels across asia will take us to many historic places to see many wonderful sites and to speak before many audiences. but there is no single place i'd rather begin my trip than right here with all of you, the incredible men and women of the united states military and your amazing partners, the japanese defense forces. thank you for being here. >> to everyone who serves your country, thank you, thank you, thank you.
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we salute you. what's your rank? we're going to raise it. we salute you. we honor you and stand proudly with the men and women who defend us and our way of life. nations are built from the courage, love, and sacrifice of patriots just like you. each of you inherits the proud legacy of generations of warriors that have walked these very grounds for more than seven decades. from these runways, american pilots took to the air and drove back the invaders during the korean war. tremendous courage, tremendous bravery. from here they enforced a precious peace during a long and
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bitter cold war. and in the aftermath of the devastating 2011 tsunami, this base served as the launching point for operation tumadachi, largest humanitarian relief effort in history which saved the lives of thousands and thousands of great japanese citizens. like those who came before you, you always rise to the occasion, and you never, ever let your country down. general martinez, general sharoti, admiral fenton, brigadier general winkler, chief master sergeant greene, you lead the forces under your command
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with exceptional skill and devotion and american is tremendously grateful to you. >> we're fortunate to stand alongside such strong and capable allies. general mahera, and general ando, thank you for your leadership and service. thank you. on behalf of the american people, i want each and every one of you, both american and japanese to know your service and commitment helps keep us all safe, strong, and free. i also want to express our gratitude to the family members and loved ones who sacrifice so much to make your service
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possible. they are absolutely incredible people. and it's not easy. america is profoundly grateful for all you do, and we are back home starting to do, i will tell you, and you're reading and seeing, really, really well. the stock market is at an all time high. unemployment back in the united states is at a 17-year low. almost 2 million jobs have been added since a very, very special day. it's called election day, november 8th, 2 million jobs. that's a lot of jobs. and we've dealt isis one brutal
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defeat after another, and it's about time. it's truly inspiring to see american airmen and marines and -- you have a great marine here. general kelly. four star. did anyone ever hear of general kelly? where's general kelly? he is something. now he's chief of staff. but he does like those four stars. i want to tell you that. but american airmen in the marines and japanese self-defense forces are standing side by side, confidence, committed and more capable than ever. you instill confidence in the hearts of our allies, and you strike fear in the hearts of our
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enemies. that's the way it should be. isn't it? our alliance is a testament to the transformative power of freedom. today nations that once waged war now stand together as friends and partners in pursuit of a much better world. and we're getting there. we're getting there faster than you think. with your presence here today, shoulder to shoulder, you put hope into every soul that yearns were peace. all of you have made this one of the most capable operational bases in japan, and actually anywhere in the world. for over a decade, this incredible place has been home not only to american service members but also to the air defense command of the japanese air self-defense force.
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today this base serves as a critical center for coordination, for american and japanese commanders to plan their missions. for almost 60 years the military alliance, we see on this base, has endured a corner stone of sovereignty, security and prosperity for our nations. this region, and, indeed, the entire world. today we pay tribute to that legacy. a legacy you protect and grow each and every day. we dominate the sky. we dominate the sea. we dominate the land and space. not merely because we have the best equipment, which we do, and by the way, a lot of it's coming in. you saw that budget. that's a lot different than in the past. a lot of beautiful brand new equipment is coming in.
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and nobody makes it like they make it in the united states. nobody. got a lot of stuff coming. use it well. but because we have more important than equipment, we have the best each of you embodies the warrior creed. your devotion, prowess and expertise make you the most fierce and fighting force in the history of our world. together with our allies, america's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities. no one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should underestimate ever american resolve. every once in a while in the
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past they underestimated us. it was not pleasant for them. was it? it was not pleasant. we will never yield. never waiver, and never falter in defense of our people. our freedom and our great american flag. that flag stands for the values of our republic, the history of our people, the sacrifice of our heros, and our loyalty to the nation we love. as long as i am president, the servicemen and women who defend our nation will have the equipment, the resources, and the funding they need to secure our homeland, to respond to our enemies quickly and decisively, and when necessary, to fight, to overpower, and to always, always
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win. right? this is the heritage of the american armed forces. the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever known. free nations must be strong nations, and we welcome it when our allies from europe to asia renew their commitment to peace through strength. we seek peace and stability for the nations of the world including those right here in this region, and it's a great region. as americans celebrate veterans day this month, we honor all who have sacrificed to make peace and stability possible. we pay tribute to every proud american who has worn the uniform and served our country.
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today many nations of the indo pacific are thriving because of the sacrifices made by american service members and our allies. and because of the sacrifices all of you continue to make each and every day. here in japan, we have seen the amazing things that are possible when a people are free and independent. over the course of a single lifetime, the japanese people have built one of the most successful societies and nations in the world. over the next ten days we travel to south korea, china, vietnam, and the philippines. we will seek new opportunities for cooperation and commerce, and we will partner with friends and allies to pursue a free and open indo pacific region. we will seek free, fair, and
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reciprocal trade, but this future is only within our grasp because of you. you make it possible for peace-loving nations to thrive and for peace-loving people to prosper. you are the reason the great american flag will proudly stand behind me wherever i go. and every time i look at that flag, i will think of brave men and women like you, and i will think of all of the american patriots down through the generations who poured out their blood, sweat, tears, hopes, and dreams to defend our country. when you follow your citizens and people across the indopacific region see the flags of free and sovereign states
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like the united states and japan, displayed during our diplomatic meetings over the next ten days, be proud of your nation. be proud of your service. and be proud of the security you provide that makes it all possible. like your predecessors, you are brave warriors, are the last work against threats to the dreams of people in america and japan and all across the world. you are the greatest hope for people who desire to rlive in freedom and harmony, and you're the greatest threat to tyrants and dictators who seek to prey on the innocent. history has proven over and over that the road of the tyrant is a steady march toward poverty, suffering, and servitude, but the president of strong nations and free people certain of their
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values and confident in their futures is a proven path toward prosperity and peace. we cherish our cultures. we embrace our values, and we always fight for what we believe in. because of you the people of america, the people of japan, and the freedom-loving people everywhere are able to fulfill their destinies and follow their dreams. and we are grateful for your families, for their sacrifice and support that allows our brave men and women to serve. we also appreciate the sacrifice of dedicated civilians who keep this base going and take care of our military and their precious loved ones. we are eternally grateful for your service and for your sacrifice.
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and we are forever in your debt. i am so proud to be here with you today. we face many challenges and many opportunities, and we will face all of them together as a team. and if we do, i am certain that the future for america, for japan, and for our cherished allies has never ever looked brighter. because of patriots like you, freedom will prevail. thank you. god bless you. god bless the armed forces. and god bless the united states of america. thank you. thank you all. thank you. ♪
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>> president trump there first speech, first stop in his five-nation trip to asia over 12 days. the yokota air base, spending just under 20 minutes in his speech as we now watch him, he'll be leaving the air base. just arriving about 45 minutes ago. air force one had wheels down. he's got a busy day ahead of him. our chief white house correspondent hallie jackson, i know it's going to be loud there, because as the band continues, it's going to be tough potentially for hallie to hear us, but we'll go to her. hallie, as chief white house correspondent, you analyze every word from the white house. what did you make of this speech that he gave? >> reporter: let me run through what the take aways are i think from what you heard from president trump. this was essentially the table setter to his trip through asia.
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12 days. 13 now through five countries. this was the greeting. it was the theme sort of set up for what he wants to see on this trip. clearly he wants to project strength. he wants to talk about trade. you heard him repeatedly mention fair reciprocal trade, and he talked about wanting to show commitment to service members here and a hat tip to the folks here who have come up and waited four or five hours in some cases to hear that speech from the president. this is about what we expected to hear from him. he just landed. he has not had any bilateral meetings yet in any formal sense. you saw him shaking hands with the prime minister, with people when he landed off of air force one along with the first lady. now he's going to head to lunch. he played a round of golf. and then it's dinner time for the president. tomorrow more events in japan before he heads to south korea. i think when you look at what he
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said today, it was the scene setter for his trip. i think significantly, he kept it somewhat short. he -- when you look at moments, things that might be replayed, him putting on that bomber jacket, people got a big kick out of it. when he traded his suit jacket for the leather jacket. big cheers went up when he mentioned isis, when he mentioned the military efforts on the front. he said it a couple of times, peace through strength. remember, this is what he wants to show. this is about firming up american alliances in this region, but also brushing back, frankly, china and at the same time trying to work and not put pressure on north korea. you heard him use the phrase indopacific. that's intentional. that's an intentional use of language to sort of remind china that india is becoming its own force as well, and its own
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potential global superpower. you're not the only player we're talking to. i think that's an overt signal to the chinese when you talk to the president's advisers and analysts about the use of that phrase. i think it's one you'll hear again and again and the president is on his trip. event one, round one, day one, we're on the ground, and it has begun here, richard. just outside tokyo. >> it has started. as the president makes his away away from the stage and onto lunch as hallie jackson was talking about. nbc's chris jansing not too far away in tokyo, japan. you heard the commentary from hallie jackson as she was reporting on what the president said. you and i were also talking earlier, chris, you were going to watch the tick to be k of th. what stood out for you? >> reporter: strikingly disciplined from the time he
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went on stage and dawned the jacket to the time he left, almost exactly 20 minutes. and traditional. some of the things he said, nations are built on the courage and sacrifice of patriots like you, and you put hope into every soul that yearns for peace. those are words that could have been said by every president. you didn't hear him going off script. maybe the one time when he talked about people who have underestimated the american resolve. he said it is not pleasant for them. it was not pleasant for them. but for the most part, what any president would do under these circumstances, praising the military, praising their family, thanking them for their service, glad handing in a way, as we said earlier on, he wouldn't normally do. and at the one point that he actually talked about, i think, what would be more policy-oriented about free,
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fair, and reciprocal trade, that was what the white house and the state department said. they said the theme was a free and open indo-pacific. that is something that is going to start here. those conversations about the united states withdrawing from the tpp and the concern by many of the other nations that the withdrawal leaves an opening for china. i think it was about nine or ten months ago, somebody can check me on that, richard, when president xi talked about how china is now taking a leadership role. well, the facts would argue against the breadth of what he had to say, but there's no doubt that one of the concerns here is whether or not the united states is going to create an opening for china as well as what china's role will be in north korea. but for a start and for setting the stage as hallie just said, this was a very traditional and disciplined performance by the president. >> as you always are, chris, you're on the money.
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january, 2017, the president speaking to the most elite of business leaders from the world, and many saying that president, president xi really giving a message that an american president would normally give, and a president president trump was not there for that event, and as we see here, the service members filing out from yokota air base. president trump leaving the stage. this was one of the largest bases the united states has abroad. over 10,000 personnel at yokota air base in japan. i want to bring in others still with us. jonathan poll laopollock, you ht our or thors told us as they looked at the words chosen by the president, the white house. not necessarily typical as chris
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jansing was saying, more traditional. a language and style that we're maybe not familiar with, but many were watching carefully to see whether the president -- to see how the president, i should say, would select his words, a place where words are so important, especially when we look at the five country he's about to visit. but just the interconnectivity that this entire region has. one country with another. jonathan pollakck, what did you think about the comments? >> i think the speech hit a lot of traditional theeps and appropriately so. i was struck by what he did not mention. he did not name, for example, north korea by name. he didn't mention china by name. he is trying to set something very broad and, therefore, appropriate, a scene setter. this is about as easy a crowd as he's going to get anywhere on his trip. so all of these things were
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appropriate markers, and we could see that the man can actually read a script. and stick to it. now, the challenge is not now, but what he does on the remainder of the trip. what you do in those situations and circumstances where things do not follow what you anticipate, where there may be some kind of a message or question that you get that is not what you anticipate, but for what he did here, i think it was very appropriate, and of course, it was very appropriate to acknowledge the contributions of american service personnel and their families as well as the american civilians. i did notice as well that he mentioned by name the japanese officials. he correctly identified them. so he prepared well for this speech. and it sets a tone that i'm sure his visit to japan in particular will be the easiest leg of this trip. >> live pictures right now,
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yokota air base. the president dawning back his suit jacket now about to move on for perhaps making a quick stop, but then moving on as i was mentioning earlier, along with hallie jackson. he's now going to lunch before he continues the rest of his day. it's just before lunchtime there in yokota air base, japan. tokyo about 20 miles away. some of the finest food you will find in the world. aside from all of that, onpajoh park, did you hear any messaging there aimed toward north korea, south korea, the korean peninsula? >> well, i would say, richard, the speech was traditional. i think it lays a foundation. you'll see more of the specifics. related to that, i think this will be derivative of the statements the president made related to the threats and challenges. and when we get to the threats
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component, the specifics there, as we've seen just before he left for the trip, he mentioned that in terms of north korea, that time is twindwindling that. the third pillar of the themes we heard about the free and reciprocal trade, the notion of the fair -- the free and open region, and then the fair and reciprocal trade. the first is the denuclearized korea peace. we'll see more of that in terms of the details. that's the priority for the trip. >> president trump making it over to marine one as he moves on in his itinerary in japan. yokota air base, waving to those there. with his suit jacket. earlier on he had a bomber jacket that was given to him by one of the leaders of the c-130 aircraft group.
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the famed, i should say, c-130 hercules. this symbolic for this air force base. this is him earlier as he was being introduced earlier by general martinez. bill powell, you've got a minute here if you can. tell me what you thought of what president trump said. >> well, i think as the previous guest said, it was a fairly standard plain, vanilla, and very appropriate speech. i think much more substantive speech will come before the parliament in seoul where i expect the president's language to be sober. you won't hear fire and fury, certainly, in that speech. it will be read off a toll prompter as today's was. it will be meant to reassure. this will be no talk of preemption. there will be talk, i think, again, of peace through strength
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and of the need for denuclearized north korea. >> all right. thank you so much, bill powell, john than, hallie jackson as well as chris jansing there in tokyo for our coverage here of president trump landing now in tokyo, japan. we'll continue our coverage of his 12-day trip here on msnbc. for now, a short break, and then we'll return you to our normal programming.
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well. any and all privileges are suspended for the length of the stay. she'll be locked in 23 hours a day. she'll come out for one. for, you know, basic needs, necessities, shower, stuff like that. all right, ladies. my next step is to enter the housing unit which all the nonsense took place in and i'm going to address them as a group. now i'm only going to talk about this once. i'm not going to keep talking about this. some of you don't even know who i am and that's fine, but there's been enough horse [ bleep ] going on in this unit for the past week or so. i am tired of it. this is not to be tolerated on any level. stealing, fighting, arguing, name calling, this is not high school or junior high school, ladies. okay? this kind of [ bleep ] keeps going on, you guys will all be placed in lockup. i don't care who did what who didn't do what. i'm not going to listen to any stories.
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i'm not going to deal with anything that says who did what and people pointing fingers at each other. am i clear? all right, ladies. thank you for your attention. >> thank you. >> i hate you. >> just when all appears quiet and under control -- an outburst is heard from the neighboring segregation unit. >> she's screaming. >> oh, my. >> 3 years old. >> i wouldn't care if i did something, but they're lying. they're lying. >> bring it down. bring it down. you got to bring it down. you have to bring it down. the only way i'm going to stay here and talk to you is you bring it down. i'm not going to let you yell at me. ultimately, the reaction i was expecting when we gave her the results of her hearing is what we got. you know, i expected her to start ranting and raving. what's the issue? >> i want to be able to call my lawyer. >> you will have the opportunity to contact your lawyer. okay? >> it's not fair.
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>> but you need -- what you need -- shontera, shontera, look. look at me. look. okay? when you look at me, i know you're listening. if you're not looking at me, i'm not sure you're listening to me. okay? you and i know each other a long time, right? right? yes or no? >> yes. >> okay. all right. have i always treated you fairly? >> yes. >> all right. >> i don't think it's fair, though. i really don't think it's fair. they was just arguing. they didn't go to lock. i don't understand it. >> their situation is a little different. >> how is that though? >> listen. i don't have to explain that to you. >> it's not fair.
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>> there are a lot of things in this world that aren't fair. okay? fill out your grievance paperwork. get it to the staff by the end of the day. i'll make sure it winds up on captain davie's desk. all right? >> okay. >> i think she'll settle down. she'll get everything she is supposed to have. she has rights to legal phone calls. those will be given to her. she can submit a grievance or appeal of her sanction to captain davies, which is what i instructed her to do. explain to him why she felt the sanctions were unfair. she'll be given her due process in that way. i'm telling you, shontera, no sitting here screaming and yelling at the door because that's all you're doing. you're screaming and yelling at the door. you're wasting a lot of energy for nothing and you're going to get yourself in more trouble. >> in the men's medium security unit, it's chow time, and one of
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the new inmates, enrique cruz, says he has informed the inmate food service that he is now in charge of distribution. >> basically they got three guys who runs the wagon, but they won't move nothing unless i let them move something like they want to pass out the extra trays, i tell them who to pass the extra trays to. now everybody understands it's my way or no way. >> inmate cruz claims he has this clout that he runs the jail. he doesn't run the jail. i'm the man. i own this place. no. there is only one person that runs this place and that's the warden. >> one of the inmate food servers also took issue with cruz trying to lay down the law. a fight ensued and cruz is now on his way to segregation. >> mr. cruz is a bit of a cave man. all he knows is food and fight. so he come up to me and pushed up on me for extra trays and whatnot. >> i told the individual, stop handing out the trays the way he
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was handing them out, giving them to all his friends instead of giving them to the workers and the people who deserve the trays. >> he was being very aggressive toward me in front of the whole tier. in here, you can't really appear weak in front of everybody. i didn't want him to push up on me in front of everybody and think i was just going to hand him over a tray. >> oh, let's talk about this in your cell. you don't want to go in my cell. so i walked behind him. he walked in my cell. i shut the door. i went to shut the door, when i turn back around, i see with my peripherals, he takes a swing. he missed and lost bad. real bad. >> but the 27-year-old, 5'8", 160-pound bevelac tells a different story than the 44-year-old, 6'1", 220-pound cruz. >> as soon as i walked in the cell i turned around and he decided to punch me in the face. cruz has this idea he is still 25 and he can hurt people and stuff but his punches were bouncing right off my head. >> just one hit.
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he was all over the place. he couldn't stand up. >> he hit me first, and yes, after three or four times of him punching me in the face, i realized i wasn't able to calm him down. i hit him with an uppercut. brought him to the ground and that's when we both got maced. >> were you injured? >> no, not at all. >> not injured. >> no, not at all. >> but cruz says he had a secret motive for the fight, one that has nothing to do with food trays and everything to do with returning to the maximum security unit to confront michael bates. >> he ran his mouth. now he has to stand before me and be judged. i want to see him. i can't get moved unless i move myself. >> meaning? >> meaning i have to [ bleep ] somebody in order for me to get moved. i'm praying that goes my way. but if it don't, just a matter of time before somebody else gets knocked out. you better not tell my super.
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it's a new day and according to staff a calm one in the women's wing of the bergen county jail. in a plea deal with prosecutors shontera jennings pled guilty to unlawful use of a credit card in excess of $75,000. she will receive between two and six years in prison. >> now that she's gone we do have a certain measure of peace down at the entry unit. she can definitely stir the pot. now the pot's kind of peaceful now that she's not here. so it's not such a bad thing. >> enrique cruz has also had a change of scenery.
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he was deemed the instigator but not necessarily the victor in a recent fight with inmate food server jonathan bevelac. cruz says it was all a ploy to get back to his former housing unit in order to confront fellow bloods gang member michael bates. but after serving 15 days in segregation, cruz was assigned to a different unit. bates, a recognized leader of the gang, says he is still baffled by cruz and his allegations. >> i never knew this dude. i don't have no problems with this guy. i never knew him. i don't know whoa is. he's putting on a big hat from back what he used to do. he got it in his mind that he's the person he was 15 years ago and it's not like that. you can't be. you got health, i got health issues too. i got high blood pressure. right now he's gone so there ain't really too much i can say. he's not here to defend himself so i'll leave it at that. he knows when he sees me when we cross paths we got to be known.
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>> the only person cruz might square off with today is his judge. he's now in a holding cell waiting for transportation to court. where he will be sentenced for drug possession with intent to distribute in a school zone. >> i'm staying close by the door in case there is a way out of this [ bleep ]. >> as the men wait, the group of female inmates also headed to court, enters the holding area, and cruz has something to say. >> thicker than a bowl of oatmeal. and i ain't scared. i'm going to tell you. >> but about an hour later in the courtroom, cruz takes a more somber tone as he adrees the judge. >> been 16 years i haven't done anything but stay home with my girlfriend, took care of the family, took care of the kids. >> cruz's plea deal makes him eligible for up to four years in prison but he hopes to convince the judge that all he really needs is a drug rehab program. >> in 16 years i haven't been in
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no trouble. you can see yourself to help me instead of sending me to -- i done research on what rehabilitation -- that meant and it says to make better. i don't want to be a better drug user. i want to be a better person. >> now it's the prosecutor's turn to give her account of cruz's past 16 years. >> in 1997 burglary and defiant -- 2000 possession with intent to distribute a dangerous possession in a school zone. pled guilty. unlawful possession of firearms. possession of a defaced fireman. he pled guilty. 2004. threats to kill. threats of violence. possession with a weapon with purpose to use it toward another. attempt to cause bodily injury 2012. possession with intent to distribute. the instant offense. the state had to defend -- selling marijuana to a female undercover police officer on several different occasions.
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he had no problem whatsoever hitting on the undercover officer on the audiotape trying to pick her up and saying, girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal. >> after four minutes, of hearing the dozens of charges and convictions, cruz has accrued during the past 16 years, the judge renders her decision. >> i am going to honor the plea agreement. i will sentence you to four years in jersey state prison with a two-year period of parole eligibility. >> can i say something your honor? >> no. the sentencing is -- >> i know it ain't going to help me but i'd like to just put this on record. now, i did sell drugs. i did. i'm being honest. i sold drugs to a friend that i knew, a so-called friend for 35 years. >> mr. cruz, you -- >> i understand. okay. kicking me out. huh? i understand. don't worry about it. >> it's over. >> it's over? >> well, you've had your chance.
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>> i wasn't lying. i do have a drug problem. but it's over now. you know? >> soon cruz is out of court and back in the holding cell. >> thicker than a bowl of oatmeal? >> hey, hey. she had a fat ass you know what i mean? it is what it is. you know what i mean? but everything else, i don't give a [ bleep ] about what they say. people know me. loved on the street. loved by a few. hated by many. but respected but all. know that. always know that. you know what i mean? they don't got to like me. they ain't got to love me. but they will respect me.
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investigators are trying to figure out what prompted a man to start shooting at police in hackensack. >> a crime involving law enforcement, we take more personally. >> a police shootout leaves an inmate in the hospital with 14 bullet wounds and two other men are arrested for the connection to him. >> i didn't shoot the cop but i sold the gun. >> he had this thought in his


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