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friday when dominique strauss-kahn checked into the hotel, a luxury hotel in midtown manhattan. according to a law enforcement source, the head of the international monetary fund was looking for company. within minutes of checking into suite 2806, he called the front desk and invited the female receptionist to join him for a drink. she declined. fast forward to the next day, at around noon. a source tells cnn a maid entered the room. minutes later, a 32-year-old african maid entered the room to clean. the attendant then left, following hotel policy, the maid left the door open. inside, 62-year-old strauss-khan allegedly was naked in the bedroom and grabbed at the maid, chasing her throughout the suite. as she tried to escape, he shut the door and forced himself on her, sexually assaulting her.
>> he forced her to perform oral sex on him. >> reporter: just 25 minutes later at 12:28 p.m., strauss-khan checked out of the sofitel hotel. prosecutors contend he was rushing to get to the airport. the defense says he was rushing to have lunch with his daughter before heading to the airport for a previously booked flight. >> he was scheduled to leave jfk at a flight for paris on that day, and i also have the documentation from air france which shows that the ticket was bought on may the 11th. >> reporter: soon after the alleged attack, the maid was reporting the incident to hotel staff. around 1:30 p.m., the police were called. no one knew of strauss-khan's whereabouts until he called from the airport, inquiring about his lost cell phone. a move the defense says proves
he's innocent and was not fleeing the country. but according to a law enforcement source, when police boarded the air france flight to take him into custody, something stood out. the suspect never asked why he was being arrested. on monday morning, a disheveled strauss-khan appeared in court, where he was charged with an array of offenses that could put him behind bars up to 25 years. denied bail, strauss-khan was sent to rikers. meantime, investigators were interviewing witnesses and combing through the crime scene looking for evidence. according to abc news, they cut up a small piece of the floor after the victim said she spat after performing oral sex. wednesday, strauss-khan resigned as chief of the imf. in a brief letter to the board, he proclaimed his innocence saying "to all i want to say that i deny with the greatest
possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me." in court on thursday, supported by his wife and daughter, a clean cut strauss-khan was granted some freedom. >> i have decided i will grant a bail under the following conditions. >> reporter: in addition to posting $1 million in cash, and a $5 million bond, strauss-khan was ordered to submit to home detention with an ankle bracelet and 24-hour armed security. today, just hours before strauss-khan's release, the apartment building revoked on the deal. but this afternoon, he left rikers to somewhere that will likely be his home until his next court appearance june 6th. >> reporter: eliot spitzer is new york's former attorney general.
mark geragos is a noted defense attorney. i spoke to both member earlier. mark, we've learned new details now that the maid followed protocol. when she went into the room, she left the door open, her cart in the door. there had been a room service attendant who witnessed her coming in. that apparently strauss-khan made a pass at a receptionist when he checked in, invited her up to the room. do any of these developments, certainly they don't speak well for strauss-khan or they're not in his favor. >> well, first of all, when these things come dripping out, you have to take them with a grain of salt. usually it's the prosecution team, and by that not necessarily the prosecutors but the police who are doing the leaking. and a lot of times that's done specifically to create bad facts that may not in fact be as bad as they sound. start to parse that a little bit. if there was a room attendant
there. if the cart was blocking the door, then you have to say to yourself, how in the heck, what did this guy to, he threw the cart into the hallway, shut the door, tackled her, and i know this is a family show, but he forced her to have oral sex and she wasn't able to stop herself from doing that? a lot of these things don't make a lot of sense to me. >> do they make sense to you? >> i'm with mark to only one extent. it's hard to understand the fact pattern until you get the entire picture. 23 members of the grand jury heard her testimony and the other evidence the prosecution gave, presumably videos of the defendant entering the hotel, in the hallway and that grand jury said we indict him. clearly whatever inconsistent sis one might see were not sufficient for them. so this is a very powerful indictment. >> the prosecution is saying hardened detectives question this woman, sometimes under
tough questioning and they believe her story is consistent and point to the fact that she immediately went to her supervisor at the hotel and reported this. >> well, look, hardened detectives, i've yet to meet a detective, once he was invested in the case, didn't think it was the greatest case in the world. in terms of the grand jury, you can count on one hand the number of grand juries that have been rejected indictments on a regular basis. it just doesn't happen. anything the prosecution puts up there, the grand jury is nothing more than a rubber stamp. this is not, and i tend to agree with mr. rothman the lawyer, when ben said this is a defensible case, on the face it looks defensible to me, and i would not be so sure, and i
agree with eliot, until you see all of the facts and what we're getting, i don't for a second believe are all the facts, until we see that, we're speculating. a lot of this stuff is released by people who have an agenda. >> let me disagree with a couple things. first, the detectives in this unit in particular are very hesitant to proceed with a case they do not believe they can really prove, especially a high profile defendant, especially one where they know the complainant is going to be outcome determinative. they are going to grill her and see is this somebody who has brought 20 allegations -- >> i would agree, but don't you think there may have been just a little bit of -- we got to hurry up and do this because they thought he was leaving the country. two words, roman polanski comes to everybody's mind, so they figure we have to do something here, because if we lose him, we'll never get him back.
>> that is a fair presumption. that forensic evidence will either be consistent with consent or not. that's going to be the evidence that will be dispositive here. let's say there's his skin under her fingernails, which would suggest a fight. >> if the defense is going to argue consensual defense, forensic evidence doesn't matter much, does it? >> you took the next comment out of my head there. it's going to be, is it consensual, and that also is not necessarily determinative. because these other kinds of surrounding facts, in terms of okay, she says she put a cart in the door. she says there was another attendant there. how much time elapsed between
the time the other attendant was there and when she made the call? how much time elapsed between the time she made the call or somebody else made the call? there's going to be quite a few questions here, and i don't think that forensic evidence becomes so key, if it determines or the defense determines they're going to admit there was sex. >> much of what you're saying is correct in a theoretical way, but here is the alternative argument. if you have evidence of bruising, if you have his blood samples under her fingernails, suggesting she was scraping at him, pushing him back, if you have body fluids in places, if it was consensual, all sorts of things could be there, and we are speculating and all sorts of forensic evidence could be highly suggestive and therefore corroborate the story of a victim, who is otherwise credible. >> mark, i've heard you say you could raise doubts about the fact that she did talk to supervisors so quickly.
>> sure. if you've got a situation where if this was consensual and she decides it's going to be a shakedown or setup, if there was a situation where she said i'm going to target this guy and believe it or not that happens, then the quick response and a story that sticks to a script, that becomes problematic for the prosecution. if she tells this story and it's almost script ready three or four times, that generally is not consistent with somebody who is in shock and has had a traumatic experience. >> were your surprised by the bail? >> no, i was not. bail is not supposed for correlated to the severity of the crime but answer one question, will this defendant come back. the conditions of bail were not only the money and bond, but the fact he's wearing an ankle bracelet. he cannot go anywhere right now without being seen or recognized.
he will be there at trial. the only time you have remand until trial is in a heinous murder case with somebody with no connection to the commune'2". >> mark geragos, thanks so much. eliot spitzer, thank you. up next, the murders in syria continue. dozens dead today. we just got a new video that's shocking even by the sickening standards of the syrian regime. >> we'll show you more of that video. people risking their own living. we'll talk to the brave woman on the run tonight, her life in danger. but still brave enough to speak out. later, a report that completely changed the way i use my cell phone.
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program, we've witnessed the bravery of syrians, who have given their lives calling for change. it's easy to turn away and go frustrated that nothing has changed. we think we owe it to those dying in the streets to bear witness to their struggle and to their deaths. we want to show you video of what happened to one man today, we want you to see the efforts of others brave enough to rescue others with bullets buzzing around him.
>> cnn can't independently verify the specifics of the video and we don't know if the man died or not. despite the crackdown, protesters refused to back down. yesterday, president obama praised the syrian people for demanding a transition to democracy and issued a message to the syrian leader. >> president assad now has a choice. he can lead that transition, or get out of the way. the syrian government must stop shooting demonstrators and allow
peaceful protests. they must release political prizers. >> earlier, i spoke to a syrian human rights activist, a lawyer whose husband has been arrested by security forces. she's on the run tonight, and remember, as you listen to her, she's risking her life just by talking to us. more violence across syria today. do you know how many people have been killed? >> today we have confirmed 34 names of people who got killed across the country. but what's happened in the last few hours is eyewitnesss say it's about 50 people got killed but we haven't any confirmation yet. >> is this because it's friday and after prayers, people are gathered and they start protesting and the security forces crack down, why so many deaths today? >> today the security used gunfire in all areas, which
witnessed protests. usually they use in some areas they use shooting, in other areas they use beatings and arresting. today they used gunfire everywhere. that's why the people who got killed are from different cities. >> and we're seeing video where what looks like uniformed military personnel or police are just firing. at one point even fires right at the person taking the video. is there any rational for who they're shooting or are they just trying to shoot anyone they can get? >> it's just an order to end the protest in any way. according to how big the protest is. >> yesterday, president obama called on assad's regime to stop shooting demonstrators, to stop unjust arrests and allow peaceful protests but stopped
short saying assad lost all legitimacy and should step down. were you disappointed in what he said? >> people felt that the great country of the united states feels about them and calls for freedom and doesn't believe any of the lies or claims of the regime. >> i'm watching video of a protester who has been shot, on the back of a motorcycle and looks in very bad shape and is being driven away. what happens to someone when they've been shot? is there still fear about going to the hospitals? >> it's a problem all the time, because every time they take people who got shot or injured to the hospital, they got
kidnapped by the security. today, a person got killed in the suburb of damascus. the security forces tried to kidnap him from the hospital. but the people surrounded the hospital and prevented the security to take him. so it happens all the time. >> you're in hiding. stay safe, please. thank you. >> thank you. >> remarkable woman. now to libya and the "raw politics." the u.s. military involvement. under the war powers act of 1973, the president has to get congressional authorization for military action within 60 days or the mission has to stop within the next 30 days. that's the law, whether you agree with it or not, that's the law. it was passed under richard nixon to be a hedge on executive power. president obama notified congress about the action in libya march 21st but did not seek approval. today is the 60-day limit.
late today, we learned that president obama sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing his support for senate resolution that would approve the mission in libya but the 60-day deadlin has passed. i spoke with senator paul earlier. senator paul, is the president of the united states about to start breaking the law here? >> i think he's been in violation of the war powers act for some time now. now he's getting ready to be in violation of the 60-day requirement that he report to congress and get authorization within 60 days. >> are you talking about this because in part you're opposed to the u.s. involvement in libya or would you be talking about this if it was any military action? >> i do have questions about whether libya has anything to do with our national security.
but the thing is what's most important is not the specifics of the war but the specifics of the constitution, because what i fear is an unlimited presidency and some day we have a president who starts world war iii without permission of congress. he had time to go to the u.n. and arab league, so some say, oh, he has permission from the u.n., so it's okay. boy, if that's what we're living under, we are completely ignoring our own constitution. we never wanted one person to decide to take us to war. which always wanted the debate between a president and congress so we didn't go to war willy nilly or without careful consideration. >> some argue that maybe the war powers act is unconstitutional. >> we rule on the constitution all the time. once a law is passed and signed by the president, it is the law. i believe in the rule of law that we restrain and control the powers and don't give unlimited
power. it's a very dangerous precedent if we let this go forward. >> there's a quote here who said -- >> that doesn't really mean anything. >> yeah. >> staying consistent with it and not following it, i don't understand what that means. >> that's kind of government gobbledygook. i would say he's in violation. the war powers act says there's only three reasons the president can go to war. declaration by congress, authorization by congress or imminent danger. the president, under extraordinary times, if we're attacked or a nuclear attack, the president can take action. but if the president were a real leader, here's what would have happened. when libya escalated and we were out of session and he declared
war while we were out of session, he would have called us back within 24 hours. he should have come to congress, spoken to a joint session of congress and said, i need the power to go to war. this is why. and explain to the people. >> didn't ronald reagan send marines in lebanon in 1982 and it took a year before congress acted? >> yeah. we haven't always followed the law. i'm not saying we have always obeyed the law correctly. if i had been there, i would have insisted on voting also. there is no reason why this shouldn't be debated. we go week after week in the senate and do nothing. i feel like sometimes i should return my check. >> do you feel like that? you feel like you're not doing anything? >> absolutely. we go up week to week, and there's no debate in congress. no debate in the senate. we sit idly by. some weeks we vote on two or
three noncontroversial judges and go home. >> why is that? >> i'm trying to get a vote on libya. they say they don't have time. i was told when i wanted to bring up my resolution on libya, which i did force them to -- >> it got tabled like 90-10. >> yeah, and they weren't too happy with me, because i used some parliamentary procedures to gain access to the floor and they came running down to the floor. the thing is, we should be having these debates on the floor. they don't want to have any debate. i'm asking right now to vote on libya. i have a resolution saying we're in violation of the war powers act. it's hard to get the floor unless i sneak on when no one is looking to get a vote. why would we not want to debate great constitutional questions? when i ran for office, i thought there will go great debates on the floor. we don't have any. >> senator rand paul, thank you. >> thank you.
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head while they talk. who does that? if they're so safe, why does one top neurologist who deals with brain tumors daily have this to say? >> i don't think any mother, if they knew there was a 2 1/2 fold increase in their kid developing brain cancer when they were 40 or 50, would allow their kids to use cell phones. >> they haven't even tested for kids with cell phones. there are studies that show cell phone use is safe. getting back to if, what if the research is incomplete because many cancers take a long time to develop. the national institutes of health released a study showing using a cell phone changes the chemistry inside your brain. we warn you, there are no answers yet. but as dr. sanjay gupta found out, there are serious people asking life and death questions. >> reporter: if you've ever put a cell phone to your ear, you should listen to what neuro surgeon dr. keith black has to say. >> there's no way to say cell
phone use is safe. i think that the public has a right to know that there could be a potential risk. the public generally assumes if one is selling something on the market, that we have had assurances that that device is safe. >> reporter: their conclusion, little or no evidence cell phones are associated with brain tumors. but if you look just one layer deeper into the appendix, it turns out participants in the study who use a cell phone for ten years or more, had double the rate of a type of tumor. and cell phone use in the united states has only been popular for around 15 years. back in 1996, there were 34 million cell phone users. today, nearly 300 million in use.
>> environmental factors take decades to see their effect, not a few years. >> reporter: if it may take decades to get a clearer answer, what can we say about cell phone safety now? scientists here in san jose, california are trying to answer that very question. >> one of the things we have to do first is literally put the brain inside the head. >> exactly. it's very light now. >> reporter: the fcc requires all cell phones emit below 1.6 watts per kilogram of radiation. in order to test for, that scientists here try and mimic the human brain, with salt, sugar, and water. let me show you how they do this test. this is a model. this is supposed to proximate the human skull, an adult male. this is my phone we've attached there, connected at the angle most people would speak with. and inside over here, this liquid inside represents liquid
brain. the phone is making a call. after a period of time, this device is going to come over here and start to measure radiation at all different points in the brain. after that, they're going to take all of those numbers, put it on a computer screen, and tell us where the hot spots are and just how high the levels got. my cell phone measured within fcc limits. but the whole process was surprisingly low tech. what about different size skulls or children? >> in children, their skull is thinner, so the microwave radiation can penetrate deeper into the brain in children and young adults. and their cells are dividing at a much faster rate. >> reporter: but there have been no studies on chirp and cell phone safety. and the cell manufacturers advise putting the cell phone next to your head or on your body.
take a look with the iphone 4, the safety instructions say when using the iphone near your body, keep it at least 15 millimeters away from your body. what if you're a blackberry useer? they have safety guidelines? .9 inches from your body. dr. keith black has been talking about this longer than many. but the voices joining him are becoming louder. the city of san francisco pushed for radiation warning levels on cell phones. the head of a prominent cancer institute urged all employees to limit cell phone use because of possible risk of cancer. and the european environmental protection agency say cell phones could be as big a risk as smoking, asbestos and leaded gasoline. the fcc set the guidelines for how much radiation a cell phone can emit and they say cell
phones are safe. but how can they be so sure? keeping them honest, we decided to come here and find out for ourselves, but they declined an on camera interview. the type of radiation coming out of your cell phone is non-ionizing. it's more like a how powered microwave oven. >> what microwave radiation does, in the most simplistic terms, is very similar to what happens to your food when you put your food in a microwave oven. it's essentially cooking the brain. >> reporter: based on their past statements, the fcc isn't convinced there's a real risk and maintain "they do not endorse the need for consumers to take any precautions to predeuce exposure." >> sanjay, this piece is really fascinating and terrifying, i got to say. these cell phones haven't been around long enough to have an
accurate sense of whether or not they're safe. >> that's the issue. there haven't been studies to show they're dangerous but there are not studies to show they're safe either. the problem is how much we're using them. even some of the earlier studies, regular cell phone use is defined as a couple hours per week for six months. most people have it planted to their head several hours a day. >> the whole idea in the fine print of the owner manual, it says you're supposed to hold it 5/8ths of an inch away from your head. who does that? i have it pressed against my head. >> i don't think most people read the fine print. i think what's more impressive about that is as much as you hear from the fcc saying no precautionary measures are necessary whatsoever, the manufacturers themselves, anderson, are saying look, 5/8ths of an inch is impractical, but away from your body in general, not even next
to your reproductive organs. >> you're not even supposed to have it in your pocket? >> they say 5/8ths of an inch away from your body. so you're supposed to put it in these holsters which few people use. >> i got to say, after seeing this report, i'm going to get one of those ear pieces and try to use that. >> i was going to ask you if you use one. >> do you? >> i use mine all the time when we travel overseas. i'm going to bring one to your office so you can have one, as well. it's one of these things, and i don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but it is a pretty easy thing to do, to use the ear piece. again, manufacturers from the cell phone themselves recommend keeping it away from your ear and a wired ear piece is a good way to do that.
i've been using it for years now. who knows 20 years from now what we're going to know about this. but if the results come back this was a problem -- >> there's also at least from my thinking in the past when i thought about this, and i was talking about this in the office today, i assume everyone using cell phones, they must be tested and safe and stuff. but clearly they haven't been around long enough and just because everybody is using them, it doesn't mean that there's not going to be some terrible news about these things down the road. >> we find out things years down the road. leaded gasoline, cigarettes. it takes time for that data to come back. you saw how low tech the safety testing is. i was surprised. i thought it would be much more sophisticated. it's not. i got my cell phone right here. that number that you saw on the piece, 1.6, sort of the absorption rate.
that number is not constant. if you have a bad signal, if you're overseas and having a difficult time hearing somebody, you're getting more radiation at that time. >> what sit about the microwave radiation that can potentially cause problems? >> ionizing radiation is one end of the spectrum. that's x-rays. nonionizing is more like a low-powered microwave oven. the question is, at low powers, could this be causing tissue to heat up and causing damage that way? we know for the first time this year, from a study at the nih, that cell phones change the way the brain metabolizes. so the question is, what is that heating and increased metabolism going to do in the long run?
could it lead to capser? >> i've gotten a rash at one point from my cell phone from the heat of it. i'm completely going to switch now based on what you're saying. you also told me that this dr. black treated johnny cochran, and what did he tell you about why he thought johnny cochran got a brain tumor? >> it was a conversation with dr. black a few years ago. i asked him about johnny cochran. i said do you have any idea why he got a brain tumor? he replied, it was his cell phone usage. i said, come on, there's a lot of studies that show there's no link. he said, i'm convinced of it. people who use their cell phones a lot, you tend to see it. at that time wealthier people had cell phones and jobs that required them to be on the phone a lot. he's seeing an uptick in brain tumors in that population of people. like you, anderson, it's frightening to think about.
but that's what he's starting to see. >> there's no doubt, i'm going to change my behavior on this one. dr. sanjay gupta, appreciate it. thank you. >> any time. you can see the rest of sanjay's investigation this weekend saturday and sunday 7:30. next, one family in mississippi was determined to save their home from the river. we're going to meet them. and there are those who claim that tomorrow is judgment day. remember you've been warned. ignore at your own peril and join me on tonight's "ridicu-list." building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible. at&t. rethink possible.
we've been reporting all week on the flooding in the south. the worst the region has seen in decades, affects people in nine states. look at this picture of a house in mississippi. it's now an island surrounded by a levee. martin savidge reports. >> reporter: about 2200 feet that goes around three acres. and it ranges in height from about 8 feet up to maybe 11 feet. this is what is keeping essentially the flood waters coming from the mississippi, the back water at bay. when you were doing this, did people think you were crazy? >> nobody actually told me that, but by the looks in their eyes, yeah, some of them thought i was crazy.
>> reporter: this gives you an idea what it's like to be inside the levee. but you would never know by standing right here that there was a massive flood. you have electricity. >> yeah. >> reporter: you're cut off from the mainland but you still have your electricity? >> yeah. my husband always said we have too much furniture in here, but we took everything out of the bottom cabinets and the furniture is in storage. >> reporter: so we want to take you next door to their son's house. normally it's only a couple hundred yards walking. we're out in the cotton field, or what could be the cotton field, but it's nothing but water as far as the eye can see. and this is the levee as seen by the water's side. what they've done is seems the wind blows so strong across the
cotton field, you get white caps. this is their son todd's house. as you can see, his levee is a lot steeper and higher, which seens it's a lot deeper down here. but this is that amazing house shot that you see from up above, that lone house standing up against the flood. >> this is our water pump, to pump water. this is the low spot inside the levee and it comes down this drainage and through here. >> reporter: if you get a leak, water comes down to this low spot and you spit it back out. >> that's right. >> reporter: they don't have anything they can do until the flood waters recede, and that's not going to happen until the middle of june. in the meantime, the family said they always wanted lakefront property.
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it's the end of the world as we know it. while i don't like to argue, i don't feel all that fine about it. this is going to happen, people. how do i know this? because harrold camping tells me so. he's head of family radio network and says the beginning of the end is tomorrow. saturday, may 21st. he says the signs are clear. increased wickedness, lying, greed, and gay pride. how did he pin down the actual date? it's just simple math. >> it's approximately six years in actuality, it is exactly 2,300 days. it's 17 years approximately, not to the very day, but 17 years.
so it's 6,100 days. but from 1994 to 2011 is 17 years. >> i'm concerned that people aren't take thing seriously. making jokes, planning end of the world parties. this is very serious. >> we're not talking about just when there's going to be a -- some kind of an event between people like a ball game or something. >> exactly. not like an event between peoples, some ball game or something. you hear that, dodger fans? that game against the white sox tomorrow, not going to happen. called on account of the end of the world. he says the end is at 6:00 p.m. i'm not sure if that's eastern or pacific. the dodger game starts at 2:10, so you might be to get in for a few innings. but for those withiani tickets, you'll get some new age, all right, new age of armageddon. same goes for miley cyrus. ♪ and yes, i think that is the
first time i've ever uttered, give me a taste of yo momma's big fat booty band. that may be the last time i ever say that sentence. i know what some of you are anying, he did predict that the world was going to end in 1994, back in september, and yes, technically he was wrong. but this time he's really, really sure. sure enough to collect $18 million in donations in 2009 alone. and this time he has more of the specifics, the gory details, if you will. >> and simultaneously, as the graves are thrown open, the true believers, their bodies will be resurrected, or their bones, or their remains, whatever.
>> is that man actually alive? all the graves will be thrown open, bodies and bones and remains. that sounds more like a zombie problem. luckily, the cdc has a zombie preparedness program. so i'm going to kick back in my y2k shelter and get ready for the end of the world. i just hope it's half as cool as it was on "star wars." for all of you who made plans for the weekend, should have saved your money. actually, there's no point in saving your money. oh, well. nice knowing you. and nice to have you on the "ridicu-list." don't worry, though, i'll be back here monday and i hope you will be, as well. see you then.
what?! sam, get your ears cleaned out. but what did he say? 42 wild italians. huh? it's a cruise for plus-size individuals. it's a commercial. that's all. i'm pretty sure he said the chevy cruze eco -- a commercial for eagle? eagles? no eco, eco, eco! it's "the chevy cruze eco gets up to 42 miles per gallon." who asked you? [ male announcer ] the amazingly fuel-efficient chevy cruze eco. turn up the volume!
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