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passing out. in addition to the eight deaths more than 300 others were hurt and 25 taken to hospitals. homicide and narcotics investigators are joining the investigation to figure out what happened. cnn's rosa flores is in houston for us. what are investigators locking at as part of this criminal probe now, rosa in. >> fred, as you mentioned, it involves both narcotics and the homicide divisions of hpd. now we learned about that yesterday when the houston police chief mentioned that there was a secure officer who reported that he got pricked on the neck. he was treated with narcan and revived and that other individuals at this location were also treated with narcan and revived and so that escalated the situation and the investigation in this case because of that mr. account from a security officer. now other points of the investigation involve crowd control, what was done, how many
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security officers or how many police officers were on site and was that adequate? we learned yesterday from hp there were 125 hpd officers and 555 security officer. we're learning from concert-goers describing what they were experiencing during this conference. some saying it was difficult to both. i just talked to one concert goer who said that he actually was concerned starting at about 4:00 p.m., very early on in the day, because he was closer to the stable. he said that the crowd was very ride, that people were being rude and jumping. he actually moved away. here's what he said. take a listen. >> if i didn't see the first performance and see how crazy it could get, maybe we would have attempted to get closer to stage. especially kids who want to get close and report performance and just be closer to the performer. i can see why they want to get as close as portion but for that
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same reason we found a good space, a good location to watch the show. although it wasn't, you know, that close where we can see clearly it was, you know, perfect for us to feel comfortable in and enjoy the show. >> now he said that moving away probably saved his and his brother's life, so he's counting his blessings today. travis scott sending out a video message yesterday for the first time saying that he is devastated. take a listen. >> any time i can make out, you know, anything that's going on, you know, i stopped the show and, you know, helped them get the help that they need, you know. i could just never imagine the severity of the situation. >> i talked to multiple concert-goers yesterday who told me they heard multiple times where travis scott stopped his performance and pointed to areas of the crowd where people needed
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help and then, of course, now we know that the concert was ended, according to police about a 10:10. the concert goer there i just talked to today looked at his watch and it was 10:13 or 10:14 when that concert was stopped and the last bit of new information that i want to leave you with is now we have two individuals who have been identified who are among the eight dead. franco pettino, 21 years of age and another one 27 years of age. fred? >> so sad and tragic. rosa flores, thank you so much. all right. now that the u.s. congress has passed. congress -- president biden's $1 trillion infrastructure bill the focus turns to the other half of his economic agenda, the $1.75 trillion social spending and climate bill. the administration had hoped to pass a legislation together, but the timeline for the larger bull has been delayed as moderates in the house demand more information on the bill's costs.
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for more from the white house now let's bring in arlette saenz, arlette, it may take a week or two, right, to get the cbo score for this spending bill so what is the white house planning to do in the meantime? >> well, fred, the white house officials have said they are hoping to build off the momentum of passing that bipartisan infrastructure pill to also get that larger social safety net package across the finish line. now one key issue that the moderate senators are waiting for is that non-partisan analysis from the congressional budget office which will reveal how much of this plan is paid forch the white house and top democrats vin sifted that what has been put forth is fully paid for, but moderates want to make sure that they get that non-partisan analysis first. now, even if those moderates then stick to their plan and pass this through the house, the bill still needs to make its way over to the senate where people like senator joe manchin have expressed their desire to change
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elements of this bill. house speaker nancy please put back paid family leave into that bill after it was initially not included and that's something that manchin said he's opposed to including in this measure. take a listen to white house chief of staff ron klain talking about their belief, that yes, there will be changes but ultimately they do believe that the larger package will get passed. >> i think this bill will pass the house when the house comes back. i'm sure the senate will make changes. that's the way the legislative process works, but we're going to get a very strong version of this bill through the house, through the is not and to the president's desk and into law. >> now as for that bipartisan infrastructure proposal, president biden will be traveling to baltimore on wednesday to promote this newly passed deal. he'll be visiting a port and be talking about supply chain issues as well. he is also expected to soon host a signing ceremony here at the white house welcoming both republicans and democrats who work together on this bill as he officially signs it into law,
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but while they are taking that victory lap on that bipartisan infrastructure proposal we still have a long road ahead when it comes to the larger spending bill that they are hoping to get passed. fred. >> arlette saenz from the white house, thanks so much for that. let's talk more about the road ahead. with me now is democratic congresswoman kim schreyer of washington state. congresswoman, so good to see you. >> so good to see you. >> so you voted for this infrastructure bill. what will this mean for your constituents and how soon? >> oak my goodness, well, this is tremendous. i feel like this is an accomplishment that we should be running victory laps on over and over. you know, this is the biggest infrastructure bill in a generation and this is something that we tried several times under the last administration to get it done, couldn't get it done and here government worked and now we have a bill that will do road and bridges but then also really thinks forward to
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resilient infrastructure with a changing climate to a modernized electric grid, electric vehicle charging stations and -- and rolling out high speed internet everywhere. it's a big deal. >> so how soon do you see things actually happening? i mean, cedric richmond said earlier today on one of the morning programs that maybe, you know, shovels will be in the dirt in two months for some of the projects, but then many of the others will be some time. it may take months if not years for some other projects. what do you anticipate? >> look, some of these projects will happen right away. i have a bill that was included called legacy roads and trails, for example, and this is a bill that decommissions old crumbling infrastructure in our national forests and then allows for new culverts, preservation of waterways. these are things that immediately can have local work done that will enhance our water
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quality habitat and public lands, and they are ready to go. as soon as the money is here, they are on it 2z and this really is just the first part of, you know, biden's agenda. this was kind of a two-part -- two-piece package, you know, six of your democratic colleagues were not on board with infrastructure, so what are your concerns and hopes as negotiations continue for the part two of biden's big agenda. >> we will get it done. this is such an important bill, and i can tell you, fredericka, as a pediatrician and a member of congress and a mom, thinking about what this bill will mean, when we talk about universal pre-school and how that will impact the ability of parents, moms in particular, to get back to work, affordable child care, a big tax break for working families, you know, when i look at this through the mind of a pediatrician, i mean, these are
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just wins across the board, and i am so excited. >> so congresswoman, you are a pediatrician as you help remind us. let me ask you a bit about covid and what's on the horizon now that children age 5 to 11 can get the vaccine. what kind of an impact do you think it's going to make overall on what we've all been experiencing with this pandemic. 2z it's going to make a tremendous difference overall and i'll tell you why. children make up about 25% of our population and so you really can't get close to herd immunity without immunizing children. it makes a difference for them and their safety. we know that over 680 children in this country have died from covid, and we will not know the full impact of things like long covid for months or years to come, and so assuring our children's safety is paramount in addition to what that means for our community safety. there will be less spread of disease and very specifically,
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you know, kids who are immunized, they can go back to indoor sports. they can go back to indoor band. they know that if somebody in their classroom gets covid, they don't have to go home and quarantine for ten days nor do their parents need to miss ten days of work for that. that's a really big deal, and it gets us that much closer to true, true normal. >> and then still with all that information, that still might not be a big enough sell for some family, so what do you tell the parents who remain hesitant even after hearing all you have to say but still have their reservations and perhaps they are thinking largely about any potential side effects from the vaccine. what do you say? >> well, you know, this is a pediatrician's bread and butter. it just happens that we have these discussions every day in the clinic. no parent wants to do the wrong thing so sometimes it seems like doing nothing at all is a way to avoid doing the wrong thing. you know, unfortunately, with
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covid and particularly the delta variant, this is such a contagious disease that you're really making a choice. either you're choosing the vaccine or you're choosing the illness and i'll tell you hands down the vaccine is safe, highly effective. the virus, we're still learning about it, but it's definitely not safe and can result in some real long-term damage so i would say bottom line. you trust your own child's pediatrician. your pediatrician has helped you for the past 5 to 11 years and you trust them. go have the conversation with your open doctor who you trust and who you know will look out for you and your children. >> and still on the overall issue of covid vaccines, a federal appeals court has temporarily halted president biden's vaccine mandate for big businesses. are you confident his mandate will stand ultimately? >> i would just like to normalize the whole concept of
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requiring vaccines to be safe in a workplace. i would, you know, kind of nestle that in. children are required to have a whole bunch of vaccines to go to school including against things like chicken pox and measles, both of which at this moment are far less of a danger than covid. i as a doctor am required to have a whole bunch of advantages owns to be able to work safely and take care of patients without putting them at risk, including getting a flu vaccine every year. our military gets vaccinated and so, you know, it's really -- it is the government's job to keep its nation safe, and i think that that is the context that i would look at requiring vaccines to keep all of us safe. >> congresswoman kim schrier, thanks for being with us today. >> thanks, fredericka. officials at the mexican border are preparing for an
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chevrolet. starting tomorrow the u.s. will open its land boardtors vaccinated international travelers. cnn's priscilla alvarez joining me now live from el paso, texas, so priscilla, what will be seen starting tomorrow? >> well, starting tomorrow, we expect to see more people coming into the united states via land crossings like the one behind me as restrictions ease on non-essential travel. that is, for example, visiting family or friend or tourism or visiting businesses in, for example, here in el paso, texas. it's a significant moment for border communities and now we're learning how this is going to happen, so travelers will have to show, for example, proof of vaccination, via digital or paper. the united states is accepting fda or w.h.o. authorized or approved vaccines, they are also
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exempting children under the age of 18 who will be exempt from those vaccination requirements, and they will not require covid-19 tests. this is different from air travel where they will require those tests. now u.s. customs and border protection is expecting larger travel volumes and wait times and the overall consensus from border mayors is that this is a positive development. representative veronica escobar of el paso, texas says it's a long-awaited day, fred >> priscilla, president joe biden had strong words about the trump administration's immigration policy. what did he say? >> reporter: president biden again condemning that policy under the trump administration that led to the separation of thousands of families and saying that they deserve some compensation though it's unclear what exactly. take a listen. >> in fact because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you coming
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across the border, whether it was legal or illegal and you lost your child, you lost your child, he's gone, you deserve some kind of compensation no matter what the circumstance is. what that will be i have no idea. i have no idea. >> now the president is referring to ongoing settlement talks between attorneys of families separated at the u.s. border under president trump and the republicans have seized on this saying families should not be eligible for hundred of thousands of dollars in financial compensation, a number that was reported last week. we have learned since that the justice department has told attorneys that the reported settlement figure is higher than where settlement will ultimately land, fred, but these are ongoing negotiations. >> priscilla alvarez, thank you so much. vice president kamala harris is heading to paris this week hoping to shore up the u.s. relationship with its oldest
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ally. wednesday harris will hold a bilateral meeting with president emmanuel macron. her trip comes two months after france recalled its ambassador to the u.s. to protest a new submarine deal with australia which sunk france's contract to deliver submarines to australia. harris will also participate in the peace conference on lib are a. still ahead, the role suburban moms played in glenn youngkin's victory on virginia's governor's race. ♪ i had a dream that someday ♪ ♪ i would just fly, fly away ♪
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tuesday's election loss in virginia dealt a major blow to democrat and now dems worry whether a similar pattern could threaten them in next year's mid terms. pamela brown sat down with a group of virginia voters to ask them why they voted republican. here's what she learned. >> this is the first year of my life that i've ever put a yard sign out for a candidate, and i did this year. i've never done that before, never in a million years. >> reporter: so how many of you voted for biden in the general election, raise your hand. >> reporter: but now all four suburban virginia moms, a democrat, two independents and one unaffiliated say they voted for republican governor glenn young kin who tuesday night won that seat in virginia. do you think suburban moms like you basically put youngkin into office? >> yes, absolutely. >> 100%. >> he knows that. >> and there's one key issue all
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four of these women say played a huge part in their choosing a republican, feeling heard about their child's education. they spent months fighting to gets kids back into school and now they want more done to make up for learning loss from the pandemic. >> the school closures were really hard for a lot of kids, and one of my kids in particular real suffered when schools were closed. >> it affected my family dynamic. it affected my social circumstance many and affected every part of me that the kids couldn't go to school so i had to figure out what can i do to make sure that that never happens again. >> reporter: and you feel like right now not enough is being done to address their learning loss and you view that as a crisis in. >> our kids are this crisis. the learning loss is real, so we're in a situation where our kids are really far behind, and they need a lot of help. they need a lot of additional tutoring and need a lot of additional time after school to help catch them up and they are
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still not focusing on that. it's like a situation where you're in front of your house and the driveway is real dirty but the house is also on fire and you're using the hose to hose off the driveway instead of putting it on the fire. how much did that affect you, the crt? >> definitely the education and learning loss was number one for me. >> mandates and crt did not influence my decision at all. >> reporter: how about you? >> no, mine was all about the school closures. >> reporter: had you did terry mcauliffe handle the education part of everything? >> well, parents were very angry during school closures at the teachers unions, and -- and for me the nail in the coffin was on his last day of campaigning he brought the head of the teacher's union to her rally and she spoke and it's like someone just poked me in the eye and said you think you want to have a say in your education, well, we're not going to. >> glenn, he listened to us. he met with us. he sent his wife to meet with
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special education parents. he spent a lot of one-on-one time with parents. >> reporter: do you think that's why glenn youngkin won virginia because he made education such a centerpiece of his campaign? >> i do. he -- we felt this for the first time or i did. if terry mcauliffe had made it more of a centerpiece, made listening to parents or listening to their concerns, made that more half center piece of his campaign, would you have may have voted for him instead or were there other concerns that you had? >> he seemed very sort of dismissive of the general voting public. >> terry seemed to be campaigning everywhere but virginia. >> show up for democracy, for virginia. >> reporter: they say they were also off put by former president obama when he came to virginia to campaign for mcauliffe and called education issues, quote, phoebe trumped up culture wars. offensive in what way? >> i feel like they are really
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tone deaf and real dismissive and kind of blanket statements. >> reminded us of the school boards. >> they weren't looking at the concerns on the ground. the concerns on the ground is we were really concerned about our kids' education and the democrats were not listening to that. >> reporter: what about like in washington with the democrats' agenda and the back and forth and the two bills not being passed? did that have anything -- any sway at all on you? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> another problem in their view, the trump factor. >> we wanted to move on from -- from the trump administration. >> i felt like he was really tone deaf to just discount parents and the whole educational struggle and to, you know, make it about trump all of the time. there's a place for that, but he never really talked about what he was going to do to improve things. he just talked about how bad everyone else was, and that was a real turnoff, especially leaving your kids in the dust. >> reporter: but they admit had trump stumped in virginia for youngkin, that would have been a problem. >> i told him if you bring donald trump over into virginia, i'm not helping you.
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>> reporter: and they say they believe the way once biden-supporting suburban moms helped propel glenn youngkin into an unlikely victory in virginia could happen again across the country for the 2020 mid terms if parents continue to feel ignored about their kids' education. what do you think the message is to democrats from the election results in virginia? >> you're going to keep losing if you don't pay attention to parents. >> they neglected us and our kids and ignored the parents. >> reporter: so they will have to re-earn your trust? >> absolutely. >> reporter: that's going to take a while. >> going to take a long time. >> thanks so much to our pamela brown for that are reporting. for democrats this has been had a long hard look in the mirror over the last week, asking what went wrong in virginia and what can be learned in going forward. former democratic congressman joe kennedy joining me now from boston. congressman, so good to see you. so what do you see as you reflect on what happened dues, particularly as it pertains to
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virginia. do you think democrats need to really think hard about how they earned the trust of voters? >> fred, if you're not thinking about that as somebody seeking to win an election you're not thinking about the right things, like that's fundamentally what that is all b.obviously the feedback from those four moms that you just highlighted is critically important, and the fact that the democrats had thought that they were messaging and hearing and representing those concerns and obviously from their perspective they weren't, and so fundamentally there has to be a re-calibration there. i think there's two other big pieces to this. >> what? >> also that one, and they detailed this in the last little bit of this segment. one of the biggest losers potentially that night was actually president trump because you heard even in virginia them say that if he had been more of a central figure there, that
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would have repelled them so you've got this very interesting question for the republican party knowing, hey, there's a base here that still has a strong affiliation or strong tie, emotional tie with the former president. if he gets too involved there, they are going to get -- they are going to get repelled so how do you strike that balance? how does he strike that balance for somebody for somebody that hasn't been attuned to striking balance. >> what's the second thing? >> second thing democrats have to play a lot more attention in suburban and rural areas, just have to, and that isn't just a question of trying to look at turnout models and wonder whether suburban moms will go this way or that way. you have to -- if you're going to be a party that says that we care about everywhere and show up everywhere you actually have to do that. you have to spend more time listening in communities that you actually had a presence in. where those communities feel like you haven't done your best to earn that vote and that was a clarion call from the results that we've seen across virginia. >> yeah, that latter point you made is similar to a point that
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even virginia senator mark warner had to say while trying to reflect on what happened. listen. >> i think if we could have been talking about that win and showing the kind of job creation that actually has been taking place, things might have been different. >> different in that you think terry mcauliffe could have pulled off a win? >> absolutely, absolutely. i mean, this was a -- the voters of virginia and the voters of america gave us the presidency, the senate and the house. they expected us to produce. >> so a couple of points that he made there. there he was talking about how important it would have been for congress to have moved faster on at least, you know, part of that legislation, that first part of the two-part legislation that biden, you know, is counting on. passing that legislation ahead of that tuesday vote may have helped and then, of course, canvassing, democrats canvassing more rural and suburban areas as
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opposed to concentrating so much on the more metropolitan areas. do you believe that passing legislation sooner would have made a difference in virginia? it wouldn't have been something that turned things, you look at the four moms that you look at. democrats had a lot to point to when the year actually closes. hundreds of people across this country have cut the child poverty rate in half amongst myriad other accomplishments and it's the largest infrastructure bill in a generation, largest reconciliation package that i do expect will go through, a huge boofrt to our supply chains and industrial policy as well to counter some of the challenges and threats we see from china, which has already passed the senate i think with 70 votes. there's an enormous amount of
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accomplishments that this administration will be able to point to, but what you also heard from those four individuals is saying, hey, that might be true but i'm not hearing it with regards to the policies that impact me every day and there's nothing more basic from a dad with two young kids than what is my kid doing today? how am i caring for him hand how can i get to work, and if you don't have those problems solved, nothing else matters, and what this is a strong clarion call for is tout those accomplishments and translate them down to a community so they understand that those accomplishments come from their voice and their concerns and you can't do that if you're not showing up in places and knocking on your doors saying what's on your mind and how can we help? we've got to do more that have. >> congressman joe kennedy, thanks so much for being with us today. be well. >> still ahead, the future of joshua halsey in north carolina. a life taken by racial violence more than 120 years ago. symptoms, get your zzz's...ab nr
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hey google. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ this weekend wilmington, north carolina took a moment to remember one of many lives taken by racial violence more than 120 years ago. descendants and mourners holding a funeral for joshua halsey. his grave was the first to be located of the untold number of african-americans killed during the wilmington massacre of 1898. then a group of white supremacists attacked
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wilmington, overthrowing the city's bi-racial government. i talked to bishop william barber yesterday ahead of his planned eulogy. barber told me i don't know if i'm going too much to bury josh as to resurrect his memory. this was about educating and paying homage. cnn's nadia romero joining us now with more on what took place yesterday and how important it was. >> it really is, fred, because so many people, even who were born and raised in the city of wilmington didn't know that this happened. we're talking about the massacre in wilmington that happened november 10th, 1898, so less than 35 years after the end of civil war. this is during the post-reconstruction era where you had black people who would have been enslaved now being a part of city government, and historians are calling this the first coup t'tat and josh heals was one of the victims.
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some historians place that number between 40 and 60 people murdered on that day by an angry white mob. this sounds familiar. we talked about a similar event happening in tulsa there. now we're learning about this massacre that happened in 1898. the community finally coming together to honor josh halsey. you can see so many people came out to remember him, and listen to one of his relatives talking about why it's so important to honor him on this day ♪ they say that freedom is a constant struggle ♪ >> it's about healing, so it's very important to keep this story alive and keep it going. when people say that a successful coup did not happen in the u.s., this is the precedent right here. this is where it happened and
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they need to know the true story. >> and so for many generations, really, it was oral history, people who survived that massacre telling their kids, their grandkids and grade grandkids what happened because the media reports of that day were not accurate as to what actually happened so it was oral history that kept this story alive, but really it was the last few years that different groups came together to try to find his burial site and to honor him and, fred, this is not an isolated event. we saw these race massacres happen in 1898 in wilmington and tulsa we talked about that and then there was the red summer of 1919 so so many times we've seen in this history a coordinated attack to silence african-americans after the civil war so they would not be able to prosper. >> so many examples of where you don't know the history. history can be repeated. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> we'll be right back.
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so, thanks for everything ice cream, but we'll take it from here. yasso audaciously delicious tonight lisa sling back with an all-new episode of "this is life" and this weekley is a looks at the relentless violence the city of chicago is experiencing today and how it has roots in race riots from 100 years ago. here's a preview. ness >> miss juanita mitchell was just 7 years old at the time of the riots in 1919, but she has never forgotten the terror.
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>> miss juanita, what do you remember about the race riot? >> race riot. all of a sudden we were in the living room and i heard them say here they come, and when they said here they come it meant the white people were running down the road, coming this way. coming towards. >> towards your house and around other homes? >> yeah. >> and that was scary for you? >> yeah. >> joining us right now is the host of "this is life," lisa ling with us now. i mean, to have her account, i mean, miss juanita, that is just so this memory is really kind of etched, you know, for so many.
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and it has helped to shape a lot of chicago today. >> that's right, fredricka. it was so eerie to hear her recount those details. and it was still so present and graphic for her. these days when we hear or read anything about chicago, often we hear about the violence. and it's easy to dismiss it as gang-on-gang crime. but you can literally draw a line from something that happened on a hot summer day in 1919 to what's happening today. and on that hot summer day, a young man was killed after getting hit by a rock, and his death ignited this multiday race riot that miss juanita recalls so vividly in which 38 people were killed, hundreds were injured. and in the aftermath of that riot, these lines were drawn, and those lines still exist in chicago today. and these are lines that prohibit and have for a hundred
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years black people from living in certain parts of town. it also has prevented them from being able to move into different parts of town. and they've been part of the move to house black people in housing projects, and then eventually those housing projects were destroyed, and so many people have been displaced. thousands of residents of chicago have been relocated to neighborhoods that may have had existing tensions or just neighborhoods they've been unfamiliar with. and this, like, systematic effort to prevent the free movement of black people into many communities still exists today. >> wow. so many different circumstances, but at the same time you say there are correlations when you talk to people who make those correlations, you spoke to a number of people who live on the south side including gang members and public housing residents. what are they telling you about their experiences and perspectives and what
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commonalities there are? >> well, they do draw those lines. i mean, after that horrific race riot, you might think that things, that there would be more of a move to integrate communities. but that's not what happened. it's fair to say that every family in the south side of chicago has been affected by the violence. i mean, it is a community that is literally living in fear every day, living in trauma and fear. the streets, so many of the streets down in that part of town are just lined with funeral homes and liquor stores. and there are so few, if any, safe places for young people to recreate. it's no exaggeration to say that danger literally lurks everywhere. they're just incredibly devastating stories. >> lisa ling, thank you so much for bringing us a look at reality in chicago today and
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with reference of hundred years ago. we'll be watching tonight. be sure to tune into an all-new episode of "this is life" with lisa ling. airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. only on cnn. and thank you so much for joining me today. i'm fredricka whitfield. the "cnn newsroom" continues with jim acosta right after this. but first in this week's "mission ahead," a first-of-its-kind treatment. goggles that helped a blind man see after 40 years. ♪ >> these goggles helped a blind man see for first time in decades. [ speaking foreign language ] this 58-year-old started losing his sight as a teenager from a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa or rp. most who suffer from rp lose their vision permanently. but this company suggests that some sight can be restored. >> what i heard from the patient is that this is giving them the impression that the eye is alive
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you are live in the "cnn newsroom." i'm jim acosta in washington. we begin in texas where a deadly concert tragedy is now a full-blown criminal investigation. eight people were killed and dozens injured when a crowd rushed the stage at the astroworld festival. but police are also looking into reports that someone with a needle was injecting unsuspecting people in the crowd with drugs including a security guard who was pricked in the neck and needed to be revived with narcan. one fan telling cnn this was not a concert, this was a fight for survival. another says she feels like she was going to die, and one other says kids were dropping left and right. new video obtained by cnn shows the chaos started before the


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