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interesting new court. joan, dpgrateful for your insigs today. thanks for your time, see you back here tomorrow, ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. ♪ hello, i'm ana cabrera in new york, breaking news, cnn has just obtained the death certificate of andrew brown jr., the black man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in north carolina. it says brown died of a result of a, quote, penetrating gunshot wound to the head and died within minutes of being shot. the certificate calls brown's death a homicide, saying brown was shot by others. this comes as calls for the police body cam footage grow louder. attorneys for the brown family spoke just moments ago at a press conference. >> i was told by the district attorney -- i was told by the district attorney that the family would get to see the raw footage, not the redacted
version. these county administrators are walking back the promises they made. show the tape. if you ain't got nothing to hide, show the tape. >> let's go live right now to north carolina and cnn's natasha chen joins us in elizabeth city. explain exactly how we got here and where things stand right now. >> reporter: right, ana, you just mentioned the death certificate that was obtained by our colleagues brian todd and producer devon sayers, and just to repeat, this is very new information compared to the 911 audio we've been listening to for the last few days. again, this death certificate saying that andrew brown jr. died by a penetrating gunshot wound to the dead -- to the head and died within minutes of being shot. this differs from the 911 audio that we've been hearing where an emergency responder was heard saying that he was found with a gunshot wound to the back. all of this extremely concerning to the family and community that have been gathered outside this
public safety building here and at the same time i got a statement from the county attorney within the past hour, saying that they need more time to redact the body camera footage before they can show family members what they're saying is that the north carolina state statute allows them to do so, if it is to protect an active investigation, so that's what they are saying they need to do. they would like to blur some faces, it's going to take some time, and then they can show the family that footage in private. now, the family's attorneys have been out here with the community in the street, they tell us that that moment is coming shortly, that they expect to go in and view that video with the family, which could answer a lot of questions that have been on the minds of people really hurting from this incident last wednesday. so that's five full days since this happened. and the family, really no one has seen the body camera footage that was -- you know, obtained
from the different c.body camer worn by the seven deputies on the scene. the seven deputies are on administrative leave. two deputies resigned. a third deputy retired. everyone here is gathered outside the building waiting for the family attorneys to go in with the family to view the video. then to come back out and potentially tell the rest of us what they saw, ana. >> and natasha, we are getting word as you were speaking the family is going in to view this video right now. we of course will await word from them after they see this video. but understandably they are extremely concerned about what they will see. they express that there was an initial debate over who was going to be seeing the video, which member of the family would represent them and be able to have access to that video viewing, only to be told an hour before they were supposed to see it that they needed to do some redactions and that, in fact, because of those redactions there was going to be a delay in terms of when they'd be able to see the video. can we talk more about the redactions that are expected?
do we know what they're planning to redact or why they would need to redact anything? >> reporter: sure. so let me pull up the whole statement that the county attorney sent us here. this is from county attorney r. michael cox. and what he's doing is he's saying -- he's citing north carolina state statute saying that the redaction may be done when necessary to protect an active internal investigation and that the law allows them to do this and blur some faces on the video and that process takes time. and then the statement goes on to say that as soon as the redactions are complete we will allow the family to view the footage, that's perhaps what's happening now. we hope this occurs today but the actual time will be driven by the completion of the redactions. we are also continuing to seek transparency within the law and continue our efforts to get a court order that would allow the video to be released to the public because, again, ana in
north carolina it requires a judge to grant the release of the video to the public, and that's why there's been discussion of many different entities filing court orders to try to get this video released. and one of those entities actually includes a coalition of news organizations, including cnn. and this coalition has filed to push for the release of that video today. the elizabeth city city manager told me they are filing today a formal letter with the sheriff's office to allow them three business days to respond before they go to the court as well, ana. >> natasha, stand by, we understand attorney ben crump who's representing the family is speaking, let's listen. >> of andrew brown jr., attorney daniels is going to give an announcement and an update so you all can govern yourselves accordingly. >> i've been in communication with the county attorney. mike cox. and he emailed me and let me
know that the viewing should be around 1:30. so that's about 30 minutes from here. so let's hang tight. it's about 1:30, the family should be able to view this video. we'll come out and reconvene after that. 1:30ish. >> we'll give you a few minutes to assemble after we come out. be ready, 5'10" five or ten min after we come out, we'll make a statement. anything else from anybody? thank you y'all. >> that announcement was only to tell us that the family would now be seeing the video at 1:30 this afternoon, that's in 25 minutes or so from now and of course we will be monitoring this story and any developments as we continue here throughout the hour. stay tuned for that. we have much more to cover. we are continuing to follow new developments in the fight against the coronavirus. johnson & johnson's vaccine back in action now after that pause over incidents, a very rare
blood clot. will americans peel comfortable getting it? let's check in with polo sandoval, he's in new york city at one of the mass vaccination sites. the javits center was authorized to release the johnson & johnson vaccine. >> reporter: over the weekend it was new york state health officials that lifted that pause after that recommendation was issued by the cdc and by the fda, that recommendation applying to all new york state-run vaccination centers, that includes as you mentioned the javits center that you see behind me, it's actually busy. health officials saying that would be offered immediately, talking about the johnson & johnson vaccine. where i got my johnson & johnson vaccine about three weeks ago. there is an expectation that there will be interest. given the fact it's a one-dose vaccine but health officials are up against some vaccine hesitation. as you look at some of these numbers, especially polling released by abc and "the
washington post" this morning, showing that only about a fifth of americans would consider it safe and because of that there is certainly an expectation there will be more people coming to these locations interested in getting that pfizer, interested in getting that moderna vaccine, even if it takes those two doses, because of those concerns about that extremely rare risk of blood clotting. but what we are seeing from new york state health authorities here is to assure the public, telling folks here in new york that the clinical advisory task force has also looked at this vaccine and like the federal government has deemed it to be safe and effective. so that is why we will -- you can expect it to be offered in multiple locations, but here's the thing, though, just because some states are some locations might be offering it doesn't f neces necessarily mean they have it right now. it's going to take time to ramp up supplies. it's very possible that folks may actually head to those locations, and might be told that they don't have that
johnson & johnson vaccine available quite yet but at the end of the day the federal government now green lighting it after that 11-day pause, ana. >> polo sandoval, keep us posted. >> in another sign of things returning to normal, fully vaccinated american tourists may be able to travel to europe this summer. cnn's pete muntean is following. the vast vaccinations in the u.s. is a big part of the decision by the eu. >> they're saying our vaccinations are good enough. also approved in the european union and its 27 member nations. this is so big because non-essential travel to the eu has essentially been banned for more than a year, and now the head of the eu is saying that fully vaccinated americans can travel there, starting this summer, still some details to iron out, though, we do not know the actual timeline of this, not many specifics there yet, also don't know many specifics of how a vaccine passport will be used
in order to prove your vaccination, also we are hearing from airlines, that they cannot wait for this. delta airlines says it's monitoring the situation, united airlines is adding routes to some places, greece, croatia, iceland, places at a already relaxed their restrictions on vaccinated travelers and there will be more to come, ana. >> pete, thank you so much for that. a u.s. official just confirming to cnn the u.s. will begin chartering millions of doses of astrazeneca's vaccine to other countries soon. joining us now is general medical analyst dr. celine gounder, lots to talk about, your reaction to the astrazeneca news. >> i am really, really relieved to hear that, ana. half of my family is in india right now and we have been watching the news anxiously to see how the cases are spiking, deaths are spiraling out of control. this is not going to -- you can't vaccinate yourself out of
a surge like this but this is certainly going to be an important tool amongst many to addressing the crisis on the ground there. >> millions of americans are getting their first vaccine shot but skipping their second one. can you remind our viewers how much protection they get after receiving the first dose and why it is so important to get that second dose? >> yeah, and i think even some of the experts have misinterpreted these numbers so after your first dose of moderna and pfizer you have 80% vaccine effectiveness but it's really important to understand that that 80% is just for those couple weeks between doses. we don't actually know how long that protection is, and that protection was in the face of the original strains of the virus. we know that the new variants are more infectious, more deadly and you need higher levels of antibody to protect against those. and so you really need that second dose of vaccine to have protection against the new variants. >> the j&j vaccine is back on
the market as polo reported, but even before the pause was lifted, a "washington post" abc news poll found that people were less confident in this vaccine compared to pfizer and moderna. how do you build trust after what's happened this month? >> i think the process, the cdc and the fda took to review those side effects was really essential because so much of trust in vaccines is really about trust in our health system and our government institutions that when they tell us something is safe and effective, it is true, and so i think that process was really important. now some people are still nervous about the johnson & johnson vaccine to be clear they were very, very rare side effects with that, your risk of getting blood clots with covid are many fold higher, and so if you're worried about blood clots there's no question any vaccine is going to be the right path here. >> okay, that's important news, obviously. we are seeing cases start to dip
a little. right now we're averaging 58,000 new covid infections a day over the last seven days and that is down about 14%. since last week. but we seem to be getting conflicting messages about where we are, in this pandemic, first, listen to president biden's chief medical adviser dr. anthony fauci. >> something we need to pay attention to is that we're having still about 60,000 new infections per day. that's a precarious level and we don't want that to go up. >> but then you have the former fda commissioner saying this. >> right now the declines that we're seeing we can take to the bank. i think we can feel more assured because they're being driven by vaccinations and greater levels of population-wide immunity, not just from vaccination but also prior infection. >> dr. gounder, who do you agree
with? >> there's truth in what they're both saying. we have been teetering on the edge of 60,000 cases for several months now. that's a very high level. there's a real risk we could have a situation like we're seeing play out in michigan where because you have the new uk variant, the b.1.1.7 variant has become dominant there, we have seen a big surge in cases among younger people who may not have had a chance to be vaccinated yet, 30, 40 and 50-year-olds are driving many of those new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. and so while the elderly have been really well covered by vaccine, and we're maybe not seeing the surge in cases and hospitalizations in that group, the rest of us still very much remain at real risk. >> we're not out of the woods yet, dr. celine gounder, great to have you with us, and your ongoing hard work fighting this pandemic. we are on top of any developments out of elizabeth city, north carolina, after the deadly police shooting of a black man that calls for the
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that same deputy gave him a ride home. attorneys for isaiah brown say a communication failure led to this shooting. the deputy who gave brown a ride home in turn to a response by a 911 call placed by brown, the deputy apparently mistook a phone for a gun. here's part of the deputy's body cam video in this case. againsh this is the virginia case, and just a word of caution, this is disturbing. >> drop the gun. >> he's got a gun to his head. >> drop the gun now and stop walking towards me, stop walking tords me, stop, stop. >> hard to see what was happening to let's turn to brynn gingras. what are officials saying? >> reporter: hard to hear, as we are going to show you with the 911 call that was also released. authorities say this is under investigation by a special
prosecutor, they're in the state of virginia, and that deputy who fired the shots is on administrative leave. a 911 call was released in addition to that body camera footage and it gives insight into what happened before the shots were fired. essentially we hear the dispatcher communicating with 32-year-old isaiah brown and it's a domestic disturbance call, you can hear brown fighting with his brother and actually asks his brother for his gun, his brother refuses and then says to the dispatcher, i'm going to kill my brother and the dispatcher basically says don't kill your brother, you don't want to kill your brother. and then asks multiple times to brown, if he is armed, which brown says he is not. multiple times. and then the audio continues where you hear brown go out into the street and then you can actually hear the sirens blaring of the deputy arriving there on the scene. the 911 dispatcher is telling brown, put your hands up, multiple times and that's where this audio picks up that we want
to let you listen to. >> isaiah, are you holding your hands up? put your hands up. >> show me your hands now, she me your hands. drop the gun, drop the gun now. stop walking towards me, stop walking torwards me, stop, stop. [ shots fired ] >> he just shot him. >> she me your hands. drop the gun, drop the gun. >> again, just as disturbing to hear, but what we've learned is that brown was not holding a gun as he said he wasn't to the dispatcher. he was holding a cordless house phone the deputies mistook for a gun. the family of brown, their attorney says how could there have been this communication
breakdown between the dispatcher and that arriving deputy, how do they make the steps that they make and they want all the answers to that, one more quick thing to point out, ana, the sheriff's department said that brown is -- has non-life threatening injuries, the family disputes that, too, saying right now he is fighting for his life with eight bullets still in him, according to the family. >> that is tough to hear, that video and see it. it's so disturbing. thank you, brynn. if you needed more proof that this is trump's republican party. three months after house minority leader kevin mccarthy blamed the former president for the deadly riot at the capitol, mccarthy says trump didn't provoke the mob.
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breaking news right now, attorney general merrick garland is about to speak, he's expected to announce an investigation into practices of louisville, and that police department, evan perez joins us now. what are you learning? >> reporter: that's right, ana. the justice department has been now since merrick garland took office has decided they're going
to do more of these investigations of police departments, and now we have this announcement from the attorney general that the louisville police department where breonna taylor was killed last year is now going to be the subject of one of these pattern and practice investigations. and what they're doing, what they're going to do is they're going to go into that community, they're going to try to figure out what is wrong in the practices of that police department. one of the things that emerged from the killing of breonna taylor was that the police there executed this warrant, it appears that there was very little done to make sure that she was there, i'm sorry, who they were going after. and she was killed in the process. if you remember there were charges that were brought against one of the police officers who was involved in the planning the raid in which breonna taylor was killed but none of the officers who were involved actually was charged with her death.
there was simply because of endangerment of some of the neighbors that one detective was charged in that case and so clearly the justice department believes that there's a bigger problem in the louisville police department, and we saw last week there was an announcement similarly from the attorney general to do a pattern and practice investigation of the minneapolis police department. again, this is the second one in two weeks, of police departments being investigated by the justice department. we anticipate there's going to be several more to come. ana? >> evan perez, stand by, we will take those remarks live from the attorney general as soon as that happens, again expected to announce an investigation into the louisville police department following the death of breonna taylor. meantime, house republican leader kevin mccarthy doing an about face, a full about face. now defending president trump's response to the insurrection at the capitol on january 6th. >> when i talked to president trump about -- i was the first
person to contact him when the riots was going on, he didn't see. he ended the call, telling me he'll put something out to make sure to stop this. he put a video out later. >> quite a lot later and it was a pretty weak video. i'm asking you specifically, did he say to you, i guess some people are more concerned about the election than you are. >> i engaged in the idea of making sure we could stop what was going on inside the capitol at that moment in time. the president said he would help. >> that is mccarthy trying to rewrite history, even contradicting himself. here's what he said one week after the capitol attack. >> the president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack on congress by mob rioters. he should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. these facts require immediate action by president trump.
>> and then that all changed a week later saying this. >> i don't believe he provoked, if you listen to what he said at the rally. >> cnn political director david chalian is joining us now. i hear these remarks, david, and i just think, does mccarthy really think we are that dumb that we didn't see what we all saw with our own eyes or didn't hear what we all heard with our own ears previously. >> yeah, i don't think it's about whether he thinks the public at large isn't paying attention. i think what you saw, when you played that clip and i'm so glad you played it, ana, of a week after the insurrection where he said donald trump bears responsibility for the attack on the capitol, he thought that his party was perhaps going to be in a different place than it ended up being, which is somehow separating from trump and he realized very quickly that that was not the case. and he has set his sights on winning back the house majority for republicans so that he can
then attempt to be speaker of the house, and he sees the only way to do that, is to actually embrace the support of the former president for the republican party because that's where the energy inside the republican party is. and so that's why when you played the chris wallace interview from the weekend this is where kevin mccarthy is now, because you just have to follow him to see where he has his sort of finger in the wind, to see where the party base is, that's not necessarily the definition of a party leader who's trying to lead their party to a place, that's somebody just sort of following where the base is. >> he did confess, i guess, to the "new york times" that he is walking, quote, the tightest tight rope anyone has to walk. so he's trying to have it both ways, i guess? >> i don't even know that he's trying to have it both ways anymore. the kevin mccarthy that said president trump bears responsibility, which it's pretty clear he bears
responsibility for that insurrection at the capitol. i don't think we're going to see that person come again. i don't think he's necessarily trying to have it both ways, that was a moment where he thought maybe the party was going to move in a different direction. it didn't. now you see kevin mccarthy doing what he can to keep that trump base enthused. that's where he sees the power inside his party. >> one person it's been consistent is congresswoman liz cheney. asked who the leaders of the republican party are and she answered mitch mcconnell and kevin mccarthy adding she thinks our elected leaders are the ones in charge of the party. wishful thinking? >> yes, that is liz cheney taking a very literal interpretation of the question about leaders of the party, and using it -- oh, yes, mitch mcconnell, the leader of republicans in the senate, kevin mccarthy, the leader of republicans in the house, donald trump is the leader of this republican party, liz cheney doesn't want it that way. shooesz made that really clear.
she doesn't think he should have a role in leading the party but she understands she is in the much smaller slice of the republican party right now in thinking that way. >> okay, david chalian, thank you so much. >> thanks a lot. >> go live now to merrick garland, the attorney general. >> associate attorney general v, they are leaders of great integrity and i am happy they have returned to serve again at the justice department. the department is stronger for their presence. the united states department of justice is a federal law enforcement agency, comprised of thousands of law enforcement officers who collaborate with and support our colleagues throughout our nation's police departments. we are uniquely aware of the challenges faced by those who serve as police officers.
we see their commitment firsthand every day, and we recognize the complex issues that make their already difficult jobs even harder. the justice department is also charged with ensuring that the constitutional and federal statutory rights of all people are protected. as i explained last week, congress has authorized the department to conduct pattern or practice investigations to help it fulfill that responsibility. those investigations and the recommendations and actions that enp ensue do not only protect individual rights. they also assist police departments in developing measures to increase transparency and accountability. those qualities are necessary to building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. and community trust is essential to making policing more
effective, and less dangerous for officers on the street. today the justice department is opening a civil investigation into the louisville jefferson county metro government and the louisville metro police department to determine whether lmpd engages in a pattern or practice of violations of the constitution or federal law. today's announcement is based on an extensive review of publicly available information about lmpd conducted by the justice department civil rights division. the investigation will assess whether lmpd engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force, including with respect to people involved in peaceful expressive activities. it will determine whether lmpd engages in unconstitutional
stops, searches and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes. it will also assess whether lmpd engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race or fails to provide public services that comply with the americans with disability act. investigation will include a comprehensive review of the louisville police department's policies and training. it will also assess the effectiveness of lmpd's supervision of officers and systems of accountability. as in every justice department investigation we will follow the facts and the law wherever they lead. if there is reasonable cause to believe that there's a pattern or practice of constitutional or statutory violations, we will issue a public report of our conclusions. if violations are found, the justice department will aim to
work with the city and police department to arrive at a set of mutually agreeable steps that they can take to correct and prevent unlawful patterns or practices. if an agreement cannot be reached the justice department has the authority to bring a civil lawsuit seeking injunctive relief to address the violations. the investigation will be led by our civil rights division and will be conducted by career staff of the division and the u.s. attorney's office for the western district of kentucky. the investigators will seek input from every corner of louisville. they will work with the community, with public officials, and with law enforcement officers. all of these steps will be taken with one goal in mind, to ensure that policing, policies and practices are constitutional and lawful. that is the same goal as that of our investigation in
minneapolis, and of every pattern or practice investigation that the department undertakes. when we announced the investigation of the minneapolis police department last week we received an immediate pledge of support from minneapolis mayor fry and mpd chief arradondo. we have briefed louisville mayor fisher and lmpd chief shields on our investigation louisville. they too have pledged their support and cooperation. louisville has already taken some steps towards reform through its settlement with the family of breonna taylor as well as through other measures. we commend those measures, and our investigation will take them into account. it is clear that the public officials in minneapolis and louisville, including those in law enforcement, recognize the importance and urgency of our
efforts. we come to them as partners, knowing that we share a common aim. there are approximately 18,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in our country. in each one, dedicated officers put themselves in harm's way to protect others. promoting public trust between communities and law enforcement is essential to making both communities and policing safer. our enforcement efforts, as well as our grant making and other support will contribute to achieving that end, and to protecting the civil rights of everyone in our country. thank you. >> you just heard from the attorney general merrick garland there announcing an investigation into the
louisville metro police department following the death of breonna taylor, calling for this investigation to increase accountability and trust when it comes to policing and within that community. i want to bring in cnn senior legal analyst elie honig and the director of the black law enforcement alliance mark klaxton. >> we call these pattern and practice investigations. what doj is looking for is a pattern or practice of discriminatory or un constitutional policing. last week was minneapolis, now louisville. it's a full body another of the entire police department's functions from recruitment and hiring and training to use of force to internal affairs, all aspects of policing will come under a microscope and then these things take years and ultimately, and we've seen this, they do result in meaningful change, and meaningful reforms. >> can you speak to that, mark?
what kind of impact could an investigation like this have? >> these type of investigations, these pattern of practice investigations into police departments tends to focus on the internal rules and regulations, practices, training and reporting requirements. something that's usually significant that i think most people don't understand is that in spite of the stigma that sometimes attaches to departments that are being investigated there is additional resources provided to those departments as well. so it's not merely a -- to be looked upon as punitive. there is additional resource and opportunities for enhancement and improvements supported by the federal government given to these agencies to improve their response service to the communities. >> and i just have to think about, you know, what has happened in the past because i was on the ground after the
death of michael brown in ferguson, missouri when the doj came in and did one of these investigations and found some serious systemic problems within that police department. did it result in change when all of that was said and done? elie mentioned this could take years for these investigations to run their course and for the changes to be implemented. does it make -- has ferguson, missouri become better? >> well, it does result in changes. i think what's really required is something that people are talking about across the nation, and that are clear national standards, a national reform movement that incorporates a lot of principles that doj is proposing and to let it apply to each and every department throughout the nation, small and large. what's significant about this announcement today, and the prior announcement last week in regards to minneapolis, is that it indicates that there is no longer this moratorium, if you will, on these pattern and
practice investigations. people should be mindful that during the previous administration they had required some additional steps in order to conduct or open one of these investigations, which resulted in none of these pattern and practice investigations commencing during that administration. so it's hugely significant. the current administration obviously is committed to a re-examination of patterns, pattern and practices of police agencies across the nation. and there will be change, whether or not that change is significant enough to have impact on the street, or satisfy the concerns of the community is another thing, but without that, there will be change. >> as you mentioned, i mean, this is something that was put off or ended these types of investigations, ended during the trump administration. and so a lot of police departments have been left to sort of dangle, i guess, in how they are going about their business. and elie that leads me to pivoting to this new circumstance that we're covering in north carolina, and elizabeth
city, this tragic case of andrew brown jr. being shot and killed by police. it happened last week, about five days ago and there have been ongoing calls for the body cam video to be released. and there's been a lot of controversy over that, even just today in which the family was supposed to view that video and we're told, hold on, we're not ready for it, we have to make some redactions to this police body cam video and this is after audio dispatch had revealed they believed the responders on scene when they were initially called to the scene believed that they had somebody who had been shot in the back that needed help, according to the audio dispatch, and then add in today we learn from the death certificate that according to the medical examiner andrew brown jr. died with a gunshot wound to the head. as you look at what's happening in this jurisdiction, elie, what do you make of it? >> policing is changing really, really quickly and i think the authorities in north carolina
have failed to keep up and we're seeing this problem play out in realtime. they could have gone to a judge, the sheriffs, the law enforcement in north carolina last week, under the north carolina law law enforcement has the quickest path to go to a judge and say, hey judge, we need to release this video and i think if you do that that's the best chance for a judge to agree. had they done that they could have headed off all these questions and problems now. we're getting pieces of information from the dispatch report and another piece of information coming out piecemeal. if they just released the video, "a," they would get the most complete information out there and "b" they would win the trust of the public which really matters in law enforcement. but by fighting and changing their story and dragging their feet they're not helping anybody. >> marq, when we talk about redacting body cam video, does that make sense to you? is that common? >> it is not common, and it should not be done. you know, there is such a thing as tampering with evidence. it depends on what phase of the investigation that piece of
evidence is in, whether or not the state investigators have already the unredacted version of the video and are basing their investigation on that. listen, what's really disturbing is in other professions when you know better, you do better. policing has become to mired in the muck of toxicity within its culture that they know better and still won't do better. because they refuse to do better, because they refuse to operate in a way that provides a certain level of confidence from the community and the people they serve to protect, they just exacerbate tensions and make this much more difficult than it has to be. listen, transparency is the cornerstone of establishing these type of respectful relationships, and what's going on in north carolina is significantly damaging to relationship and what's happening is, they are actually
dirtying up the environment so people will start to believe and suspect cover-up as opposed to a real investigation. it's horrible. and it's 19th century, 18th century policing. they're not ready for prime time there. >> well, marq claxton and elie honig, i appreciate you both being here. the biden white house says it's trying to help the india coronavirus crisis. if these beautiful idaho potato recipes are just side dishes, then i'm not a real idaho potato farmer. genuine idaho potatoes not just a side dish anymore. always look for the grown in idaho seal.
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>> reporter: probably oxygen. imagine having a sick loved one and going from hospital to hospital as that person gasps for breath trying to find one hospital that has oxygen to let your loved one breathe. and that is a scene playing itself out day after day in different cities and towns across india. take a listen to what one resident of new delhi had to say after his grandfather passed away. >> translator: the doctors warned us if we take my father to the hospital without oxygen support there is no guarantee he will be okay. but we couldn't find an ambulance. in desperation we to take an auto rick shaw. he was gasping for air and removed his face mask. he was crying saying save me, please, save me. i could do nothing. i just watched him die. >> the oxygen shortages are so dramatic, anna, that hospitals
have also taken to social media, begging for help. i can show you some tweets from one chain of private hospitals asking for help, saying sos, 144 covid patients life at stake, less than 40 minutes of oxygen supply left. now fortunately this hospital said that they did ultimately receive their delivery a bit later. but the yes is in real crisis right now. the government says it's ramping up. but thousands of people are dying each day as they wait for these crucial supplies to come in. >> just horrific, ivan, thank you. and thank you for joining me today. i'll see you back here tomorrow, same time, in the meantime you can twined me on twitter @ana cabrera. newsroom continued with alisyn and victor next.
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