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big triumph and the latest cast member to be fired on "celebrity member to be fired on "celebrity apprentice" talks to me. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com thank you for joining us. we'll start with the arraignment of the 9/11 terror suspects has been called a circus by one observer. some say the judge is serving more as ring master. our chris lawrence is in cuba. >> reporter: the 9/11 terror subjects turned the court into a circus. >> the accused refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the military commissions as demonstrated through their silence. they have endured years of inhumane treatment and torture. this has had serious long term
effects and will infect every aspect of the try buenningal. >> i'm confident that the commission that was convened to try the charges referred to it will answer with fairness and justice. >> the family members had to watch as one defendant made a paper airplane and set it on the desk. others passed around copies of "the economist" magazine. one defendant as his attorney was describing mistreatment took off his shirt exposing his bare chest. and still another defendant shouted out in the courtroom maybe this is the last time you'll see us alleging that the guards may try to kill them and make it look like suicide. >> maybe there is some things that i didn't like on one side and i liked on the other. but the fact remains is, fair and just. that's what we're about.
that's why i'm here. that's why i'm here because my sister lucy would be here for me. i know that. and i'm representing 2,767 people that have lost their lives and thousands of families around the world that were touched and millions of people that came to our aid and helped us to show they were there for america. >> reporter: the next court hearing will be in june. but this was an embarrassment on all sides for those who pushed to have the commission here this is not what they had in mind. and for the obama administration who promised to move the trials to federal court, saturday was a reminder of that failure. chris lawrence, cnn, guantanamo bay, cuba. >> that arraignment was closed to the public but some of the
families of the victims got a chance to witness the proceedings. some traveled to cuba and some watched in the u.s. via a video feed. susan candiotti talked to one of the members. >> reporter: it was deja vu. i met him in gitmo in 2009. they were there with other 9/11 families who got to see khalid sheikh mohammad in person when he claimed responsibility for the terror attacks that through 3,000 lives. their son christopher was up with of the victims. >> they stood up and said we're guilty. we're proud of what we did and would do it again. >> we expected them to behave in this same manner. >> reporter: they were invited to watch the gitmo arraignment
via closed circuit tv at an army base in new york. >> why are they putting up with the shenanigans. >> reporter: it contained drawn out legal arguments the refusal to answer questions and whether female prosecutors should cover their hair and legs. >> it was outrageous. >> reporter: they wished the military would permit tv coverage so others could watch as they are. >> why should americans be able to see and hear this trial? >> because this is part of our history. this is about an attack on america. it should be open for all americans to see. engine 54 heading down west street. >> reporter: a passerby snapped a photo of his son's fire engine rushing to duty that day. photos of christopher fill their home including this portrait sent from a stranger in spain.
the memories never fade. >> i hear him in my head screaming out for justice. >> reporter: they will watch more pre-trial hearings next month patient and determined as ever for justice after a decade of waiting. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. hueville police won't know whether the man found dead at churchill downs is a victim of foul play. the body is that 06 a hispanic man. it was discovered 12 hours after the kentucky derby. joe biden's remarks about gay marriage. he says he is comfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage and the issue boils down to a simple question. >> i just think that the good news is that as more and more americans come to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition, who do you love?
who do you love? and will you be loyal to the person you love? >> those comments put biden a step beyond his boss. president obama says his views are evolving. david axelrod tweeted that his remarks are precisely the president's position. we'll talk about this with goldie tailor in a moment. george lindsay is known best as goober pyle. he was beloved. he was 83 years old. he played the eager and loveable goober on griffith's show. griffith said we were in our 80s and not afraid to say i love you. that is the last thing we had to
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what was his message? >> reporter: well his message was 49.5% of the country didn't vote for me. my duty is to unite the country. his primary duty is to fix this economy and fix the debt crisis in the euro zone in greece, spain, portugal, italy. he is one of a dozen of leaders in this region who lost his job as a result of the economy. the unemployment rate in the united states is around 8% and in france, it is 10%. they have to find a way to get the euro zone out of this mountain of debt. the difference between sarkozy and hollande is that sarkozy and the german chancellor came to a
consensus to cut spending. but hoeland says we need a growth plan. and that sounds good but you have to find money somewhere. what are you going to do? raise taxes? get money from the central bank? all of those are details that need to be hammered out. and uncertainty is an issue for markets including the u.s. markets, don. >> and the interesting thing. the americans want to know what about me? so it will affect the u.s. markets. but obviously when people went to the polls to vote in france they weren't thinking about the world economy or the european economy or the euro zone. they wanted their own country with those measures they don't like. that's what they went to vote on. >> look, you know what strikes me is i live in the u.s. and reporting on the french election
and when i asked ordinary french people what is your biggest concern? very few said immigration or insecurity or terrorism. but everybody said something about purchasing power or joblessness. it's the same in the united states. this economic crisis in the western world is hitting everyone very hard. there is another component to this election that is interesting and slightly different from the u.s. nicolas sarkozy started to irritate people, even on the right. they found him flashy and vulgar. people who voted for him in 2007 and committed right-wing voters said you know what, this time around just because i personally dislike the man i voted for his opponent. that was interesting this time around. >> we are all connected. the world is getting smaller and smaller. thank you hala.
saw terraity cuts changing the landscape of greece. voters are voting out the centrists who pushed the measures. the country accepted bailout money in exchange for spending cuts. but they are so unpopular that voters flocked to the far left and right today. it is what political junkies are talking about. gay marriage and the vice president's comments today. did you hear them? did he go too far and speak for the president when maybe he shouldn't have.
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tuesday is decision day for a controversial amendment proposal in north carolina that would ban same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships. protesters have turned out in the streets ahead of this vote. randy kay breaks down the debate. >> reporter: on tuesday north carolina voters will be making a big decision at the polls, the decision to change the state's constitution. amendment 1 would make marriage between one man and one woman the only recognized legal union in the state. >> the only reason it has to be in the constitution is a half dozen other states had a handful of judges change the laws of
those states. >> reporter: is it something that several other states have done but amendment 1 goes a step further. not only does it ban same-sex marriage, it would also invalidate all civil unions and domestic partnerships. >> this is bad law because it will hurt heterosexual family because it does not recognize any other domestic unit. >> reporter: that was randy kay reporting. what makes the law different from others? it bans domestic partnership between heterosexual couples. joe biden has a way of making news with his remarks when he goes off script we know that. he was asked about same-sex marriage and he has strong words about the issue. >> i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men and women marrying women and men marrying women have a right
to all the same civil liberties and i don't see a distinction beyond that. >> sounded clear to everyone who is listening. let's talk about biden's remarks now. let's bring in goaldy goldie taylor. is he just speaking about how he feels? >> he said i'm comfortable. that means he is speaking for joe biden and that's his position. he's entitled to have it. i think this president knew what joe biden's position was when he took him on as his vice presidential running mate. it's much ado about nothing. >> if the vice president is
invited on the "meet the press" and david gregor is asking about policies, he is speaking about the president. >> he is the vice president of the united states he neither form lates or proposes legislation in congression or to judiciary branches. >> can the people watching make that distinction? does a voter makes a distinction? >> i don't know but that is the legal distinction. does he have the right to speak for joe biden? he absolutely does. >> crystal wright you were watching this morning. do you think the vice president minced words. here's what david axelrod tweeted afterwards. what vp said -- he tweeted this earlier. what vp said that all married couples should have the same legal rights is precisely his
position. i don't understand that but can you make sense of that? >> i think it's a hot mess all the way around. i think obama is loving the fact that goldie is trying to now legitimize the vice president of the united states' remarks as personal remarks and try to parse this on a legal analysis but admits that most people can't distinguish him appearing as the vice president of the united states and his personal opinion. he does not have a right when he represents the vice president and the teammate of the president of the united states to get ahead of the president who says his position is evolving and he does not support it but supports civil unions. this is just a mess. and axelrod tweets moments later oh, yeah, obama that's his
position. biden just expressed the position of the president of the united states. i'm sure many gay americans are surprised by all this and perplexed. >> many americans are surprised. it was clear what the vice president had to say and to hear goldie and i'm sure you want to -- >> i don't spend time responding to crystal on tv or twitter. i really don't -- but hold up and stuff it. at the end of the day the president says and always said that he believes that this is the wrong question. whether people have the right to marry one or the other, you know, is something that he is evolving on but should everyone have the same legal rights i think the president has never stood back on what the human rights question is. >> but what -- here's the thing. i hate talking points but the vice president said all people, man who marries a man, a woman
who marries a woman, a heterosexual two marries another heterosexual should are the same rights. there are places where same-sex marriage is illegal. he is saying he's cool with it. >> exactly. >> axelrod's response makes no sense. it's double speak. >> thank you. >> and -- >> but -- >> it is double speak. >> all married couples should have the same legal right. if you are not allowed to get married you don't have that right. >> and the vice president was -- >> hang on. i want -- >> go ahead goldie. >> at the end of the day and my position is that i have personally evolved on the issue over time. it's a personal one we have taken up in our own family and lives. i believe if you have a problem with a -- you know, same-sex marriage of any kind take it up with your priest, are rabbi,
pope, shaman or spiritual leader. but to perfect your imperfect religious value on to the rest of the country and to say they don't have the right to live, love, and cherish whom they choose because of your particular religious value is an unfortunate thing. that is goldie's personal statement and i believe -- >> goldie's staame is it a civi rights issue. >> is it a civil rights issue. if your priest or pastor doesn't want to marry you that's up to them. >> why not take a stand. what does a president have to say -- >> there are fair-minded people who agree and disagree with gay marriage. i think the president has the conviction on one side of this. he is continuing to evolve. i'm willing to give him that time as long as he comes down on the side of human rights. >> i get that. but continues to evolve seems
like a position that is not a position. >> it's a cop out. >> and people hit mitt romney on that. -- >> let me finish. >> i have said to you i have said to you. >> and is the same about the president. >> i was a member of this military and in the marine corps at that time i had a drill instructor who was not allowed to serve because it was found she was gay. at the time as a young person i agreed with it. over time i.e., involved and when this president worked to strike down don't ask don't tell that -- >> and you are not the president of the united states. >> i think that president is human and that president gets the time to evolve over time. >> crystal, sorry what -- what's wrong the president taking a stand either way? and i'm sure you want to
respond. >> i think what goldie said she is blasting the president. he is saying that the president needs to have a conversation with his priest or shaman whoever he had -- >> that's not -- actually that's not what i said. >> let me finish. >> go ahead. >> you lie. >> but don't lie. >> you just said people who don't support same-sex marriage need to have a conversation with their religious leaders, whoever they -- go to for religious counsel that would include the president of the united states. the president of the united states, goldie has said he has not taken a position. he does not support same-sex marriage and his vice president says on "meet the press" saying he supports same-sex marriage. i think the reason that president obama is not taking position is that we know that most black americans who voted for president obama in 2008 most black americans don't support same-sex marriage and most
hispanics and latinos do not. and the democrats are divided on this topic. i think he's trying to -- this president. >> that's -- >> i think the 90% or so would vote for mitt romney instead? >> hey, hey, both of you stop it. thank you. i know we'll continue this discussion next time. the -- what i asked you before if african-americans or socially conservatives don't believe in same-sex marriage is that enough to keep them at home or to have them -- >> make them not vote -- >> the 8 to 10% of so who are truly not just on a -- are already voting republican and the idea they are not going to vote based on that is a misnomer. >> thank you. i appreciate it both of you. this is from a woman recalling the first time she spent with a man she would fall in love with.
she said i'm pretty sure that we had dinner and then we went and talked in his bedroom and then i spent the night. it all felt very inevitable. the man she's referring to is the current president of the united states. the teacher that comes to mind for me is my high school math teacher, dr. gilmore. i mean he could teach. he was there for us, even if we needed him in college. you could call him, you had his phone number. he was just focused on making sure we were gonna be successful. he would never give up on any of us.
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all right. whew. we're back now. goldie taylor, managing editor of "goldie taylor project" and crystal wright. i want to read from the journal of a young woman written in 1984. the sexual warmth is there but though he speaks sweet words there is also that coolness. sexual warmth. let me be clear. that was a journal passage written by genevieve cook writing about no president obama back in 1984 months after he graduated from colombia and contained in the obama b
biography. >> he wasn't trying to become a monk. what is your reaction? >> shrug. a man dating. >> is it uncomfortable? should we hear these things about the president of the united states? everyone's human. >> i would be -- i would be suspicious if there were no other love interests before in his life. you know, i think that he is, you know, a man who, you know, enjoys the company of, you know, a woman, and married a very strong woman and they now have an incredible family. if you know, there were some sense of some wrong doing in his past love lives or intimate lives. >> if that happened last year. >> if it happened last year as opposed to 1984. that would be a different thing. >> crystal your thought? we have been hearing a lot about it and the possibility of politicizing to this or
sexualizing the president. what are your thoughts? >> you know, it's obama. we get to see a different side of obama, a softer side, a sexual side. he's a man. he had a life. he dated. you started to say she was black but she was actually white and people will read it with curiosity. it validates him as a man who is interested in dating nice ladies. i think what people are more interested in, in the book is his years and thought process at colombia and harvard. i'm like more power to you, brother. cook said -- >> the black thing is my slip of the tongue. i don't think it matters. >> it matters because she cooked. the woman said even though she dated him and fell in love with him she said i see him marrying a strong black woman and
michelle obama is a testament to that. this is one area agree with goldie. >> we have to go. okay. thank you. both. thank you. goldie, goldie and i disagree but we are still friends. those two i'm not sure about. some adults wouldn't listen and a bullied teenager took matters into his own hands and he is in trouble. you know, i have done something worthwhile. when i earned my doctorate through university of phoenix, that pride, that was on my face. i am jocelyn taylor. i'm committed to making a difference in people's lives, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you. enroll now.
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carry just in case. after an incident last month, the school is threatening to expel young by saying he violated school policy by bringing a weapon to the school. the principal of the high school says if you wear female apparel, kids are kids and kids are going to say whatever they want to say. because you choose to be different and choose to wear female apparel it may happen. darnell and his mom are joining me from indianapolis. are you okay? >> yes. >> what are parents of bullies to do? you gave him the stun gun. do you think -- what are children to do? you gave him the stun gun. do you think that was a bit extreme or would you do the same thing over again? >> i would most definitely do
the same thing again. the first thing i want to make clear is i don't promote violence, not at all. but what is a parent to do when she has done everything that she felt she was supposed to do as far as contacting the officials that are -- at the school. so i did feel like there was nothing else left for me to do but to protect my child. >> and dynasty, i'll ask you the same thing as your mom. she said she would do what she has to do to protect her child and give you the stun gun. would you bring it back to the school if you had to. did you feel safer because of that stun gun? >> i only felt safe -- the reason i brought the stun gun is because i wasn't safe. if i was safe i wouldn't have to bring anything. the only thing that makes me
upset i got kicked out of school for me bringing the weapon to school. but i honestly don't think that that was fair because the six bullies that came up to me all i did was raise it in the air. i did not use it on nobody. i just raised it in the air and went back to my class. >> mom i'm sure people are saying where does it stop? this was a stun gun. everyone in this case is lucky that no one got hurt. but it could have escalated and someone could have got hurt. does it end with a stun gun or a knife? what weapon? where does it end? do you understand that? >> yes. yes. and that's just the -- that's the -- i think that's why everybody is so interested in my son's story because where does it end? the focus is on the self protection device that i sent my child to school with. but i think the focus should be
on the teachers and the administrators. they are in power positions in our kids' lives. that's just what they are. they are kids. they are minors. it's our job to protect our kids. the self protection device is making the news. but the big picture is my child is not the only one who does not feel safe in our schools. and we as adults we have to -- >> dynasty? >> yes, sir. >> i'm sorry to cut you off but dynasty, nine out of ten, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender kids have been harassed at schools do you think in this case, what would you like to say to people who don't understand you are expressing your individuality but the bullying that people like you go through? >> it affected my life at my home life and really affected my
life. and i thought after a vicious rumor that was going around school about me doings nasty stuff with teachers, i was at my wit's end and i didn't know what to do. i thought about suicide. i hate saying that word because god blessed me with this life. i love life and i love my education. i would never -- that will never ever cross paths but the bullying was getting so bad i thought about that. this guy, david, he helped me. he is my gay mentor. he helped me a lot. he gave me a lot of confidence. that's one of the reasons i'm here is because of him. >> thank you so much. thank you, mrs. young and dynasty. best of luck to you. we hope it all works out and appreciate you coming on cnn. >> thank you for having us. his career cut short by a tragic accident on the football
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contract with the tampa bay buccaneers. you are getting a place on an nfl team. what does that mean to you? i'm sure you are very happy about that. >> you know, i am very happy. this was a dream come true for me. i wanted to go to the nfl. that was a career goal in life. circumstances dictated it definitely. but i can say i'm there now. i'm on a roster although i don't want to be in the position i am now but i can say i made thereto. >> you played for the bucs' new head coach greg shiano when he was at rutgers. >> i think his spirits are good. he's an incredible person. he amazes me day after day with his outlook, his attitude. and until you are put in a position like that i guess no
one knows how they would respond but eric is amazing. >> what does his support mean to you? >> he has been there since day one to make sure i have the best doctors and surgeries and hospitals and everything. everything around me was so positive. that's what kept me going in the beginning that first month when i didn't know what was going on. with the coach supporting me like that and talking to the media and handling everything for me it meant a lot. >> i don't know if you can talk about the specifics of your contract with the bucs. but -- if you can tell us what it offers you? >> i will go down there in the next month or two and visit them in tampa and go down there for mini-camp and for a few games and they play the giants on the
15th. >> there is someone the studio there. can you tell them to hold it up. >> you can hold up the jersey in front of me. >> and now the helmet? >> the helmet too. you can -- >> look at your name on the back of the jersey. and there is the helmet. that is pretty cool, eric. >> it is pretty cool, eric. something you dream about doing. i finally made it there. i'm happy. >> do you ever look out at the field and say and think about, oh, ma what might have been or do -- i think you have a more positive attitude than that. >> i'm taking life where it is now. but i caught myself last season seeing my teammates down there. this would have been my senior year. i was, like, wow, that could have been me out there making plays with all my boys i grew up playing this game and seeing my teammates i came to rutgers with playing the game.
but i bounce myself back and say everything happens for a reason because it does and everything's going to be fine. been able to touch millions of people out there just because of the person i am. >> everyone says you have a positive spirit and working very hard. you have said you believe you are not going to be in the wheelchair the rest of your life. >> i believe in myself and the man above. i know everything in this world happens for a reason. i wouldn't have been able to touch this many people if i was playing football. that's why i know there is something for me i need to do in my life that can change the world. you know, looking at life and there. you know, don't take anything for granted. just love life. smile every day. that's what i try to do. put on a smile on one person each day. that keeps me motivated and keeps me going. >> eric legrand, i hope the viewers heard that. i hope they got it. hey, we're all cheering you on. thank you. god bless you, okay. >> thank you, don. i appreciate that.
can't wait to get back on my feet. >> we can't wait for you to get back on your feet, either. our thanks, eric legrand. we have to tell you about a report. a sad development in a story that's touched a lot of people. a dad writes a bucket list for his infant daughter. she was suffering from a rare genetic disorder. doctors said she wouldn't li past 2 years old. so her parents set up a blog to write about her final days. get a fake tattoo. play with a pin wheel. on and on. on tuesday little avery died. on the blog her dad said that avery's quick passing came as a complete shock. he goes on to say they never lost hope despite the severity of her condition. thinking about that family now. people die every day in this country as they wait for an organ transplant. and now facebook wants to help change all of that. want to save a life? i'll tell you how you can do it, next. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir flexpen.
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facebook announced a new feature this week. it gives hope and it can save lives as well. katie linendoll is here in atlanta. >> there's a lot going down in the studio tonight. i might have picked the wrong day. >> this whole newscast. katie was like, whoa. >> is mine a debate and i don't know about it? because i'm ready. let's go. >> this is setup to help people with organs, become organ donors. >> 114,000 people in the u.s. alone are waiting for an organ transplant. that means 18 people die every day that don't receive one. let's look at the numbers on facebook. 191 u.s. users for facebook. if you could take a fraction of that you could solve a really good problem. >> you said 191 million?
you didn't say the million part. >> 191 people on facebook. that's it. 191 million facebook users in the u.s. can we solve the problem of organ donation? they rolled out a tool earlier this week. go on your facebook page. the area you typically put a post. go on to life event. health and pel newellness. three-step process. i reached out to facebook to see how many people actually used this link. they didn't want to give verified data. i have to tell you from a number of reliable sources it was upwards in the thousands. typic it's a pretty remarkable tool. in short you can go on your facebook timeline and register to be an organ donor. pretty nice little feature. >> that's great. i think facebook just lately, maybe it's just me, i think they're becoming more socially responsible and aware. i don't know if this is something new. i'm just seeing it. who knows. all right. let's move on. i want to get to these other things. your next story is about
fundraising going high-tech. crowd funding online. it's big time. one group raised over, what, $8 million? >> a lot of people, get prepared to hear this word crowd funding. it's gaining popularity. if you have a project in the world of art, comedy, music and you don't have the funds to work this project through, you can turn to sites like kick starter where people like you and i can put in minimum donations of $1 to help raise the money for an individual. one small group has created pebble. it is a smart watch. they turned to kick starter. they were trying to raise $100,000. that's already a lofty goal. they actually in a few weeks have raised over $8 million on the site. pretty remarkable. this pebble smart watch, it connects via blue tooth to your iphone or android device. there's a number of different apps. check the texts coming in. see who's calling. use it as a pedometer.
we in the media are guilty of taking these outrageous crowd funding stories, $8 million, oh, my gosh. that's only a snapshot of the number of projects being funded from kick starter. from art to comedy to music. if you have an indy album you want create you can turn to the site and actually raise funds. pretty exciting. we use pebble as an example. all these venture capitalists didn't want to fund pebble. they got over $800,000. the projects are so diverse. a few individuals in detroit thought a robocop statue needed to be arrested. they needed $70,07 -- $50,000. they raised $70,000. >> i disagree. do you agree? >> i'm freaking out! >> seriously. no debate. joking. >> aye, aye, aye. that was easy. >> i want krou to see this. technology meets the wide world of sports.
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[ crunches ] mmm. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] pringles... bursting with more flavor. [ crunch! ] we're back. katie linendoll here as well. smashing, dashes, robot crashing. in indianapolis students team up with manufacturers to build the robots. then they go face plate to face plate and square off in the ring. very cool stuff. i'm don lemon. i'll see you back here at 10:00. tonight on "cnn