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criminals determine if they will commit another crime? kind of like minority report. >> and do you remember what you dreamed last night? what those dreams reveal about your health. let's find out what those guys outside dreamt about last night. there is a dismal new report about the state of jobs in america. employers adding only 88,000 jobs in the month of march. that is the fewest number we've seen in nine months. that is well below the six-month average. we need to add 125,000 jobs every month just to keep up with population growth, not to mention as we chip away at some of these unemployment numbers. good morning, everybody. that's where we start. wish we had better news but it is friday. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. on top of that you have the unemployment rate which everyone likes to see go down. that came down a little bit.
about .1 of a percent. at first glance this seems like good news but it fell really more because people stopped looking for work. bill: we're looking at numbers behind the report. stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. what do you see in this report? >> i would say it is a very bad report. i would go to far far to say it is dreadful. you can't say we're in a strong economic recovery. we're not. bill: 88,000 jobs were created. we expected 200,000 jobs, right? >> that is miniscule number. it's not where it is supposed to be. we've got 132 million jobs in this country and a growing population. you have to do better than 88,000 new jobs. bill: what about the participation rate i should say? that's very important. what does it say about the number of people who are in the workforce today? >> that's probably the worst part of this report because the labor participation rate has dropped to the lowest level since may of 1979.
you're back to the participation rate of jimmy carter. this speaks volumes about the number of people who are flat-out discouraged, just dropping out of the workforce. it is a very unhealthy economic signal. bill: go to martha's point. the rate dropped 7.6%. why did that go down if all this news is so dire? >> there is only one reason for that. a half million people just dropped out of the workforce. they walked away from any kind of looking for a job. that is a half million people. that is huge. that is why the rate came down. bill: i'm looking at the stock market now. what will stocks do in 28 minutes? >> fall sharply. at the moment i'm looking at about a trop of about 150 points after the opening bell for the dow jones industrial average. this was a bad report. bill: two more points on this. the payroll tax went up on january 1st and the retail market, in this report was weak. is it because of that tax of
2%? >> in part yes. 24,000 fewer retail sector jobs in large part because of a big tax increase that went into effect on wealthier people and everybody starting january 1st. bill: one point. some may blame sequester. is that a fair argument early in the month of april or is it too early for that? >> no, it is not a fair argument. you can not put the blame on sequester for this bad report. the furlough notices associated with sequester are just going out. this report relates to last month. plus we're only cutting 42, $43 billion from government spending this entire calendar year. that is not accounting for this bad report. that is not the reason for this bad report. bill: you have a lot to talk about at 9:20. we'll cut you lose. stuart varney. check him out on fbn martha has more on this. martha: if there is a sequester impact it might not be felt until next month. let's give you more context on this number we got this morning. march 2013 we're in and marks the second time in 20
months that the united states did not exceed 100,000 in job growth. that's what you need to have sort of a sustainable economy. overall, you've got 11.7 million americans who are unemployed right now but when you look at the number of people who are unemployed, who are what we call underemployed, who are in a job below their skill set, you have got 21.6 million americans in that boat. bill: on top of all this and the jobs crisis, 47 million collecting food stamps in america today and the number of americans collecting disability payments has just hit yet another record. all right? more than 8.8 million in march according to the social security administration. this is the nation's debt continues to soar. we are closer now to $16.8 trillion with every minute that goes by. stuart mentioned the stock market. that has been one silver lining for the past several months because stocks have been flying up, making a lot of money in your 401(k) right now.
we'll see which way that goes in 25 minutes. it will open lower. martha: certainly looks to open lower. we want to get you back to this story because we have big news breaking in the case of murdered colorado prison chief tom clements. police have arrested 47-year-old james lore earlier this morning. this is a picture of him. another man who they believe involved in this is still out there and they think that he may be the more dangerous of the two. alicia acuna is live in denver with the latest on this case. so what do we know about this man that they just arrested? >> reporter: hi, martha, he did not go willing. according to authorities james lore is a known associate of the white supremacist 211 prison gang which the they are looking at in the murders of tom clements and another man in colorado. james lore was taken into custody after a foot chase in colorado springs after officers pulled him over in a car. authorities want to question
him in a person of interest in the case along with thomas galooe who is still at large. he is also a known associate of the 211 prison gang. his mother called for him to turn himself in. more than a week ago he planned to surrender on a parole violation but disappeared. evan ebel who died in a texas shootout had a weapon with him use in the murder of tom clements. he was also a known associate of the 211 prison gang, martha ask sounds like they're zeroing in on these guys and they have one dangerous individual who is still out there. alicia, this case really sparked other investigations in colorado as a result of this gang, right? >> reporter: that's right and the governor's office now has called for a full audit on all inmate sentence. which means they're going to go back and look at all of the sentences that they have so far. to make sure that everyone is serving the appropriate amount of time. and all of this is because
evan ebel, the main suspect in this case was, you'll remember, was sentenced to four years for assaulting a prison guard but he was released from prison early because of a clerical error. now there was a judge who neglected to use the word, consecutive during a sentencing hearing. he was supposed to use that word instead. it was taken out of the paperwork and everything got mixed up. now the colorado department of corrections officials say a review will be extensive. >> the estimate for those number of orders is in the thousands. so we are, we are priority advertisesing -- prioritizing to the known consecutive sentences first and we're working backwards from there. >> reporter: in addition to that investigation all of the parole operations will have an independent review as well, martha. martha: thank you very much.
bill: move overseas now because the rice be tensions in korea continue yet again there. there are more reports that north korea is moving a missile, quote, within considerable range on its east coast, possibly indicating a test launch could be coming. david piper streams live out of the seoul, south korea again today not too far from where the threats originate. david, what is the latest there? >> reporter: hi, bill. yes, we understand that south korea's sent two warships to sea now, one off the east coast, one off the west coast, to potentially intercept any missile from north korea. also reports now coming out from china north korea has warned foreign embassies in pongyang to consider moving their staff out if tensions rise. now russia has confirmed they have been contacted but they have made no decision whether to move any of their staff out of the country, bill.
bill: what is being done in the event that there are missile attacks? >> reporter: well, as i said there are two ships that have gone offshore. we also understand the u.s. military has warships in the area, particularly around guam to protect that island, that u.s. territory. and the pentagon is shipping an anti-defense missile system to the island to protect it but that will be a couple of weeks away. also japan of course has a strong military and they have ships in the area with anti-missile defenses, bill. bill: it has not stopped, certainly over there for north korea with the headlines rolling again like that today. david piper streams life out of sow you will, south korea. 10:00 in evening. martha. martha: as david reported the u.s. mobilized considerable military assets in response to the threat over last few weeks out of north korea. on march 14th the u.s.
announced plans to send 14 additional ground-based interceptors in alaska and california to possibly intercept incoming from north korea. on april 2nd, the u.s. sent the uss decatur a destroyer with military defense systems will remain near the korean peninsula. another destroyer, uss mccain sent to the waters off the southeast coast. april 3rd, they sent a missile defense battery to guam capable of shooting down authority to intermediate ballistic missiles. no short of protection put into place in light of this situation. bill: we'll talk to dan senior about this. we'll talk to seoul and other americans up there. martha: people may start moving out of the embassies as north korea suggested might be a good idea. we're just getting started. we have a lot going on in "america's newsroom." we're watching all the developments out of north korea. we'll keep up to speed on those. feels like they come in
every hour lately. a former pentagon and white house visor, dan senor, bill mentioned will weight weigh in on that. bill: the white house defending the president's fund-raising trip to california over this week, arguing that is nothing out of the ordinary but is now the time to be engaging in campaign style events while he has this budget battle still ongoing in washington? we'll debate that. martha: there is heart break in texas today. family and friends prepare to lay a district attorney and his wife, both of them very well-respected in their community to rest as the fbi ups the ante in the search for the killers of this man and his wife. >> i love mike and cynthia. what makes your family smile?
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city. a gas company worker was on the scene at the time of that blast. he was able to escape those flames thankfully. no injuries were reported in this. no word how long it will take for people to get back into the neighborhood and back into their houses. bill: 15 past the hour now. we're keeping a focus on what's happening in korea yet again today. this following confirmation from a u.s. official that north korea is moving its mid-range missile launchers to the eastern coast of that country. the military might be ready for a test or a drill. just the latest provocative move i about the north driving up tensions. dan senor, cofounder of the foreign policy initiative, former adjunct senior fellow on council on foreign relations. >> good to be with you, bill. bill: welcome to "america's newsroom." a couple points here. your big concern is not necessarily the united states target but rather japan and south korea. that would make sense based on geography. >> doesn't seem right now based on what we know that the north korea has the capability, at least nuclear capability to reef reach the
united states of the not even reach guam which is 20 two miles from north korea. but the regional threats, japan, south korea, are real. that's what we should be worried about. bill: but in the past they have test-fired missiles that have gone over the country of japan. you have all these american and south korean warships that have been moved into the area and it is like likely now if you fire a missile we could take action to shoot it down. >> right. i think actually what the administration has done in recent days has been effective. it is important showing the weight and muscle of u.s. capabilities in the region of the these bee 2s, b-52s, f-16s. strong statements from the leadership in the region collectively sent a message i hope will keep the north korean leadership in a box here. bill: still it is hard. you make that point rather well. it is hard to figure out what this north korean leader wants to do? how do you decipher that?
>> that is what makes north korea one of the most perplexing geopolitical challenges for the united states. it is most one of the most opaque societies on the planet. our intelligence capabilities in the region, in the country are extremely limited. so we don't know what's going on and we don't know what the president's intentions are. is he trying to flex political muscle for domestic purposes because he just came to power? is he trying to gain leverage in the region vis-a-vis south korea on the peninsula? or is he trying to exert some pressure internationally hoping to get sanctions, latest round of u.n. sanctions scaled back? we don't know what his endgame is which makes it a trickier situation. bill: you're laying out with multiple choice and you're guessing here at the moment. if north korea wanted to cause problems though, it could. >> whether they use conventional means or or unconventional means. north korea has fifth largest army in the world.
one million man army. 8 million people in reserves. make no mistake about it, if north korea wants to wreak havoc in the region they can even if they don't have the nuclear long range capability now. they can use conventional means. bill: reports across our desk in the last two hours. south korea dei ploing two warships with missile defense system apparently one on the east coast and one on the west coast of the peninsula. there are reports, western governments perhaps the united states, perhaps great britain, the embassies that are staffed in north korea have been asked whether or not they're willing to evacuate if necessary. how do you put these two? >> look, i think people are, the tensions are high. governments, western government, governments in the region, embassy staffs in the region are on extremely high alert. i think the elements you're reporting whether they have all been confirmed or not, are reflective of the chatter that's going on right now which i think is appropriate. people are concerned that this thing could spiral out
of control. bill: so they have cut off communications with south korea. i don't know what kind of communications we have, if any. perhaps they have a back line to moscow. seems that is possibility. >> yeah. bill: or beijing but on april 15th, 10 days from now, that's the anniversary of the birth of country's founder, kim il-sung. is that ramping up toward that monday? >> look i still think there is some communication on the civilian side, civilian aviation between south korea and north korea. it is true a lot of military hotline communications capabilities have been shut down. we don't know what the intentions are. could be build up towards this anniversary. tough ask this question, what are his intentions? i laid out earlier you can come up with three or four scenarios we're trying to war game to try to understand what he wants. could be a subset of them. doesn't have to be one. could be multiple objectives he is trying to advance. bill: we are guessing and guessing could lead to drama.
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after a deadly strain of the bird flu has killed six people this week. health officials in china are working with the centers for disease control to find a vaccine. this fear leading authorities in china to kill more than 20,000 birds at a live poultry market in shanghai. that must have been quite the scene, right? some background on all of this disease has prompted a global health scare in 2003. the bird flu was first detected in hong kong in 1997. in the past 10 years hundreds of cases were reported in more than a dozen countries. some 60% of the them were deadly. dr. mark siegel knows quite a bit about this issue. in fact he wrote a book on it. a professor of medicine at nyu and a member of our fox news medical a-team. dr. siegel, how are you? >> i'm great. tom skinner, senior spokesperson from the cdc this morning. first thing he said, i couldn't agree more, the best treatment for fear is information. martha: right. >> that is how the cdc is looking at this. they're preparing seed banks
against the possibility they might need a pandemic vaccine. this is very unlikely because this kind of a bird flu we're talking about doesn't typically cause pandemics. usually h1s, h2s. this is h7n9. what does that mean. h is the protein on the surface of the flu we use to identify it that helps the flu spread. this is a bird flu. before it can spread easily from human to time, it would have to change. even though it has been found in 14 humans and killed six in china it is not spreading from human-to-human. and that is very good thing. even if it were to do that, how easily, how many humans are affected? not like the movie contagion where overnight it suddenly spans the globe. that does not happen. martha: terrifying scenario. they think they know where it was coming from, i guess? and they killed thousands of birds in this area to try to prevent it from spreading further. how, you know, how good are they at figuring out whether or not they actually found
the source of it? >> they're actually debating right now, martha. very important question you're asking. they don't know whether it is developing a host in mammals right now but they found it in pigeons. they looked for it in pigs. they haven't found it in pigs. they're tracking birds. as you said they killed all the birds in the area to prevent spread. back in 2005 the last bird flu we were worried about h5n1, that bird flu killed a lot of birds. this one seems to be harboring itself in birds. we're talking birds. you know how many times i mentioned the word bird here? we're not talking about human beings. the problem when it gets into a human and affect as human a person can get really sick from this and develop some kind of a few amonia. will it harbor in the nose and nostrils and be easily spread in the thing people need to know out there the kind of viruses that kill animals are not automatically the same kind that kill people. people with close contact, bird hand letters, have to watch out.
martha: already, interesting. drg siegel thank you very much. >> good to see you. bill: seems like every time the story crops up it gets a lot of attention, a lot of concern. is the white house playing defense? it is calling a fund-raising push for nancy pelosi in california now, nothing out of the ordinary. why some are saying it is the wrong time, it is the wrong thing to do at the wrong time, rather. the fbi is making a new push to find the killer or killers of a district attorney in texas. the latest developments as family and friends have an emotional good-bye. >> we had a pact that if one of us left this earth first the other would become mom to the other one's children. and nathan and christina and julie, i stand before you and commit that to you. r digestive balance in sync? try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic
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bill: so the fbi has just launched a new billboard campaign and they're doing it across five different states urging people to come forward with any information they might have on the murders of kaufman county d.a. mike mclelland and his wife as well as mclelland's assistant d.a. who was killed earlier this year. there is $200,000 reward on the line. this comes as family and friends and coworkers get ready to lay the mclellands to rest and talk about the loss there in texas. >> my dog walks through thinks garden. he always picks the
prettiest flower. and that was our cynthia. so, who was cynthia mclelland? she was a generous, loving, civic-minded quilter, baker, mother, wife and friend. we will miss her and her hugs. i loved mike and cynthia. >> cynthia and mike adored each other, truly adored each other. they showed love like only i can reckon romeo and july yet did. they left loving each other in death as they did in life, truly until death did they part. as hard as it is to lose these two people knowing they left together gives us,
their family, a sense of peace. bill: dan springer streams live again today out of kaufman, texas. so difficult to listen to all of that. dan, good morning there and hello. what is the latest? >> reporter: yeah, sure is, good morning, bill. today will be another tough day. another day of mourning the loss of mike and cynthia mclelland, there will be a funeral service, private service for just family and friend followed by the burial. we understand that cynthia ashes will be in urn with mike in his casket and they will be buried together. they lived their lives together. yesterday was a big memorial service. 2000 people turned out. many in law enforcement from across the country and texas. texas governor rick perry spoke as well as members of the kaufman county d.a.'s office who really knew mike and cynthia mclelland best. >> i don't know what their murderer hoped to accomplish by killing these two great souls. if there was anything other than his own gratification,
or robbing us of two of the best people god ever created, he failed. we will not stop pursuing justice. we will not give up the good fight. >> reporter: and security at that service as you can imagine was incredibly were k-9 units outside, dozens of police cars lining the streets. sharpshooters were on the roof of the church. there was a visitation canceled last night after a bomb threat was reportedly called in from a cell phone. that was going to be a bomb threat at the church where the funeral will be today. we understand that police have not yet traced that call. bill? bill: we mentioned this reward, $200,000. is that getting police any closer to finding out who's responsible here, who did this? >> reporter: yeah. you know the reward fund was at $100,000 for the first four or five days and it was bumped up by the yesterday up to 200,000. they're hoping that bumps up the number of tips they get.
i they said it has been steady. police obviously want more. they want that one tip that will lead to the arrest. the fbi also put up billboards in four neighboring states, new mex, oklahoma, louisiana, arkansas and texas. there is an unconfirmed report police made another arrest of someone who made a terrorist threat. the person is in the county jail on a one million dollar bond but again we don't believe that is related to the murders and it is not somebody who is wanted for the murders but somebody who called in a threat and is now paying the price for that. bill. bill: difficult story for all those involved down there in that county. dan springer, thank you. kaufman county. martha: the white house now defending president obama's lavish fund-raising trip to california. white house press secretary jay carney saying it is nothing really out of the ordinary this trip. he said, quote, i think it is important to note because you have all seen a lot of rhetoric from the other side suggesting there is something wrong with that,
meaning this trip, that republican leaders in the house and senate have been out raising money for republican candidates. this is a quote, traditional exercise. let's bring in our panel to talk about this morning. myra miller, advisor to house speaker john boehner and from the winston group. doug schoen, former pollster for president bill clinton and fox news contributor. good morning, guys. good to have you both here. >> good morning. martha: myra, i guess he is right, a traditional exercise to some extent, right? >> martha, as you saw the jobs report we got a while ago was very disappointing. only 88,000 jobs added. even austan goolsbee called it a punch to the gut. president may be on a fund-raising trip. but american people want the answer to the question they have been asking, where are the jobs? martha: that is the issue, doug. everybody understands that fund-raising happens in a campaign context. the big question, he didn't even know about this jobs number when they made these comments yesterday but we have a lot of serious stuff
going on. >> well, that's right. it is a traditional exercise, martha but the timing is unfortunate. there is good news. the president did take some steps, maybe baby steps towards the republicans with the leak of his budget propositively. he is going to do entitlement reform. he will reform social security. he wants new revenue but he is moving in the direction that he needs to go. it is just unfortunate he is on the campaign trail, bashing republicans when he needs republicans to get a deal to create the jobs. you're absolutely right to suggest we desperately need. martha: yeah. you know, we're going to get more into the details of that budget issue in a couple of minutes because it does raise a lot of questions where the president is kind of moving right now politically. one of the other issues that makes people think that there is some, you know, tetonic shifting going on at the white house is keystone. myra, he made some comments that lead folks to believe that he may be leaning toward approving it now. >> well, we'll have to see.
you know the president keeps saying he is for an all of the above energy strategy, when it comes to specific policy substance often times there is conflict. i keep hoping he will approve key entoo. just last week the senate democrats endorsed keystone pipeline. i'm hopeful on that jobs front. martha: you wonder where all the enthusiasm for keystone, doug, was. people have been pushing for this. there is dispute how many jobs it might create. but it is a job creator. this is something he avoided with a very stiff arm. >> well, let me explain why if i could. bottom line, two third of the american people support it. it reduces our dependence on foreign oil as well as creating jobs. i think all of that is clear. the problem is tom stier, gave one of those big fund raisers in san francisco is an ardent opponent of keystone. said he would run ads in the massachusetts senate race against candidates who support keystone.
so the democratic base and funders are environmentalists. they tend to be against projects that like keystone. so the president is trying to walk a delicate balance. the answer to your question, bottom line, is it was money and politics that kept the president before the election from doing what hope he does do which is endorse keystone. martha: if that is the case, you acknowledge, most people acknowledge there were a lot of jobs created by this. >> absolutely. martha: all the jobs are pushed a little further undo the line because of politics and because of money and the president i think, myra, even indicated during the campaign he would look at it again, look at it again in the second term which is exactly what he was doing and wasn't willing to do on it because i guess he needed to get money into the coffers for the campaign. >> i think that is another element here, questions about the president's focus. if you look at his overall job approval numbers compared to his economic, handling of the economy, his economic numbers are much weaker. if he perceived being weak on economy that is red flag for him and for democrats
and for all their congressional candidates in 2014. martha: a lot of stuff percolating between keystone and this budget. we'll see if there is real movement going on in the agenda at the white house. thanks so much, doug, myra. see you both soon. >> thank you. bill: 10 minutes into trading we're waiting on this number. off triple digits for the dow 30. off 129. a moment ago you were off 164, 168 so bouncing back a little bit. it is early in the day. we'll see how markets digest the jobs number. if you missed it an hour ago, we create ad grand total of 88,000 jobs in the month of march which is less than half what the government expected to be created. that rattled markets with good reason to. it is early. again we mention this, the stock market is doing all right. a lot of times you open up the 401(k), you think, all right, here we go. but right now there's some weakness so we'll see. stay tuned. martha: 200,000 jobs created
and whisper number was 30,000 lower. that they got 88. that is paltry number. the market is not doing well. we'll talk about that a few moments as well. newly-released court documents are raising serious questions about the events leading up to a deadly shooting in the colorado movie theater. this is unbelievable. what the suspect's psychiatrist told the police he was afraid would happen a month before the horrible attack in aurora. bill: also there are shocking new numbers about illegals caught as the u.s.-mexican border. what does that say today about the state of border security? >> apprehensions are going up. does that mean the border is more secure or if apprehensions are going down does that mean the border is more secure? you can't have it both ways [ male announcer ] red lobster is hitting the streets
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bad bus accident. this is a live shot from a chopper above the scene. wadsworth, illinois. the bus was going to newport elementary school we're told, which is part of the durham school district. it overturn and two other vehicles were involved in an accident. this is route 173 if you're familiar with this area. obviously an extensive emergency response is ongoing here and we have heard stories and reports, we haven't been able to see them from this shot, that they have taken some of the kids off of there on stretchers. we hope that everybody's okay but clearly there has been a very serious accident in wadsworth, illinois with a school bus on the way to an elementary school. a lot of concern there right now. we'll keep on top of it. let you know what we find out. bill: dramatic images. new documents just released on the accused colorado movie theater shooter james holmes. it reveals his psychiatrist
warned campus police about his behavior before the deadly attack, about a month before. the affidavit quoting the following. dr. fenton advised through her contact with james holmes, she was reporting per her requirement, his danger to the public due to homicidal statements that he had made. fox news medical a-teamers dr. keith ablow, he is a psychiatrist and doctor, good morning to you. >> hey, bill. bill: you look at this, and shake your head and so much of this is past due, it is over time. what do you think about the way she responded? >> well, first of all, if you believe someone as a psychiatrist, if you believe someone is homicidal, you don't just have a duty to call some campus police outfit. you have a duty to hospitalize that person. take him off the streets. that could have prevented this tragedy, and i guess for all those folks who think that banning weapons is the answer, here's the answer. she knew. his psychiatrist knew. didn't do the right thing
apparently. neither did the campus police and the tragedy could have been prevented. bill: so she went to authorities. that is what she required to do. she followed the letter of the law to that point. >> no. bill: i'm finding that campus police did nothing! we now, hang on one second, we now know that campus police say they had no contact at any point with holmes. why not? >> well the campus police, what their responsibility is about some individual who is no longer a student remains to be elucidated. however, a psychiatrist anywhere, who is contacted by a former patient, that is not enough to say a former patient, who says, i'm homicidal, if she is communicating to the campus police, there's a homicidal person out there, she just doesn't have that duty, she has to file paperwork for the real police to pick that person up and hospitalize them in a locked psychiatric unit. she didn't follow the standard of care as far as i'm aware of any state in
the nation. bill: so you blame the doctor. you blame campus police. are there so much blame to go around here then. because the red flags are there. people saw it. nobody acted upon it. >> listen --. bill: families who are living now without their child. >> i would love to review the paperwork myself. i'm not going to indict and convict the doctor without having done that but from what we know at this point you would say she fell far short of any standard and it leaves the families bereaved. it leaves them with possible causes of action civilly ends guess the doctor, the campus police or both. and it leaves the gun people who would like to restrict firearms with some tough questions about why you would disarm the whole population when we already know what doctors are supposed to do and this doctor didn't. bill: one more point on that, and to that point whether it's colorado, whether it is the push for gun laws in new
york or connecticut that we saw this week with adam lanza at sandy hook, or the national gun push that we're seeing, is there anything in those laws that would prevent a future holmes or adam lanza when it comes to mental health that you see? >> let me be exactly clear. zero, zero. our shattered, shoddy, slipshod mental health care system is the thing that needs attention. the folks who are piggybacking on these tragedies saying it is guns are simply exercising a political agenda getting nothing done. bill: doctor, thank you. keith ablow. >> thanks, bill. bill: examines this issue for us today. we're only seeing the first reports of this and there will be more. keith, thank you. martha, what's next? martha: there are reports this morning that president obama is putting together his own budget. last time it didn't go so well. but there are higher hopes for this time. lawmakers will be considering it soon and for the first time it looks like he is willing to consider something he once said he never would.
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marijuana, advocates are now making a major push for the first southern state to allow it. phil keating is on that story for us live in miami. so, phil, is this just sort of a pot proponents pipe-dream you might say? >> reporter: well, pot proponents here and nationwide feel the tide, politically and socially is no longer if, but when. currently, 18 states plus washington, d.c. allow medicinal marijuana and colorado and washington of course now allow full recreational use. >> i'm john morgan --. >> reporter: attorney john morgan a big-time political fund-raiser for both parties leads the effort. his motivation, his dad used pot in his dying days. >> we know medical marijuana works. doctors tell us that. people's views are changing. they're thinking through it. and number three, the people of florida at the end of the day are compassionate and
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that is especially true in texas where arrests in the last six months are up 53% in the rio grande valley, 27% in del rio and 24% in el paso and 22% in laredo. yesterday in houston, tech stair -- secretary napolitano ignored those increases. >> i can tell you that having worked that border for 20 years, it is more secure now than it has ever been. illegal apprehensions are at 40-year lows. >> for years secretary
napolitano has been trying to lead us to believe this border is more secure than ever. there is no evidence that that is true. statistics go up, they go down and seems to have it both ways. >> reporter: what the secretary, or the homeland security says there is no inconsistency, you guys. that basically border security is measured in many different ways. crime on the border. number of drug seizures and not just arrests numbers and got away numbers although that is what is used historically for decades. martha: that seems like it would make sense. there is somewhat unusual trend though to who is coming across the border these days, william. >> reporter: well, martha, the surge is coming not from mexico but central america and some texas agents say they may need a tent city to hold everyone. let me explain why. non-mexicans are entitled to deportation hearing which takes time. when the u.s. runs out of detention bed space these guys are released until a later court date.
right now that is the case. word is spreading like wildfire that you need to get in now before a cuttoff date with the new immigration bill. so in parts of texas, arrests in tex -- texas, central americans are up 98%. here is a traffic. apprehensions in fiscal year 2013, border patrol apprehended 24,000 guatemalans, 17,000 hon durans and 14,000 from el salavador. the administration is saying hey, we need to do things but texas is being overrun. also i wanted to say, that overall, if you will. if you look at those annual figures, 192,000 are being apprehended? well, given statistics, given the gao report and what the drones are telling us we may lose 50% of those. right now you have 100,000 people coming into the united states illegally, making it past. the question is that politically acceptable in
light of the bill we're expecting next week. martha: very interesting the numbers may be up ahead of the immigration bill. as always from your reporting, people who are on the border have a very different experience as those in washington talking about it would seem. william, thank you very much. bill: by the numbers, immigration and customs enforcement known as i.c.e., removing nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants in 2011, the most in the agency's history and the u.s. spending $18 billion in immigration enforcement last year. to give you an idea how much that is, that is more than the combined budgets of the fbi, the atf, the dea and the secret service. martha: florida senator marco rubio is defending the deal to create a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. republicans on the senate budget committee are saying that plan would come with a hefty price tag for taxpayers. the report estimates that the national health care costs would increase by $40 billion by 2022. senator rubio helped craft
this plan. he argues that the legislation would actually prohibit illegals from receiving any federal benefits. bill: also, from arizona, too, a state so affect by this, a rally for immigration reform taking place outside of officers of senators john mccain and jeff flake. the protesters making clear what they want. >> we have definitely want the community to not be scared and fight for what we want and need and what our family needs now is an immigration reform. that includes a pathway to citizenship, protection of workers rights and our families to be reunited again. bill: that group delivering a petition signed by more than 500 people again from arizona. we have alarming new developments out of north korea getting a lot of attention from the white house and beyond. there are reports that the regime moved a second medium-range missile to its east coast. this as the white house looks to ratchet back its rhetoric that it fears could
be feeding the north's belligerence. elizabeth prann is live in washington with this. what are we hearing from the white house? >> reporter: we're hearing from press press responding to the missile movement saying in part we continue to closely monitor the situation on the peninsula. threats and provocative actions will not bring the dprk, the security international v. speck and economic development that it speaks. he went on to say the administration is working with other nations to quote, ratchet down the provocative behavior and actions to maintain stability in the region. this while south korea is reportedly deploying warships with missile defense systems on the east and west coast. the pentagon announcing this week it is sending an army defense system to guam which is capable shooting down any approaching missiles. bill? bill: elizabeth, we've been hearing soí#a dan senor made a great point last hour, about what you listen to and what you try and decipher and what you think is just garbage but
now there is action and a lot of it. what is the latest on that? >> reporter: even in this morning. nrlt cree asked russia, england and possibly other countries to evacuate their embassies in pongyang, telling great britain they can't guarantee diplomats safety after april 10th. this according to reuters news agency. after new round of threats coming from the young leader. reports are the country is positioning two missiles on mobile launchers tucked along the east coast. the rockets, are mid-range weapons so they're capable of reaching south korea, japan or even guam in the pacific ocean like you can see there on the map. earlier in the week north korea also announced that it is restarting the prue tone yum reactor it shut down years ago. this is the same day that kim jong-un's party described the country's nuclear weapons as, quote, the nation's life. so it is certainly a situation that we are keeping an eye on. bill: indeed, elizabeth, thank you. elizabeth prann from washington there. >> reporter: thanks. bill: martha. martha: what type of presence do we have in that
region since the korean war? the united states has maintained nearly 30,000 u.s. troops active in the south korean peninsula. 18,000 of those troops are based about halfway between seoul and the demilitarized zone in 17 different u.s. military camps. you can see why there is a lot of concern. bill: back to this breaking news now. we showed you 30 minutes ago a school bus accident that looks absolutely terrifying. 25 children on board. medical helicopters on scene. 45 miles north of chicago. that that is up near the wisconsin border. you can see a mangled jeep in part of the picture here. it looked like one bus or two had overturned on that rural road north of chicago. this is the video we're watching now. we had seen, what, several students being taken away in stretchers and what look like gurneys to make sure they were held stationary to prevent further injury. that is the kind of scene you do not want to see. when a parent puts her kid
on a school bus in the morning and hope and pray everything will and should be okay. martha: let's get back to the economy here for a moment because we got a very weak jobs report this morning. the lowest number of people are now in the workforce since 1979. that's the labor participation rate. and it is extremely weak. what this says about what is really going on in the u.s. economy right now and what can be done to fix it. bill: this makes a bad flight. talk about being the right place at the right time. an off-duty police officer screen right getting a big thanks after this woman goes best second quarter. down -- best second quarter. down goes frazier. and then there is this. martha: tears around the courtroom. that is the moment brian banks found out he was exonerated after being falsely accuse of rape. he has big dreams to get into the nfl.
bill: this is going to leave a mark, folks. this is a tsa agent trying to manage a disturbed traveler in hawaii. comes a off-duty police officer on the right to take down the woman. the off-duty police officer says i got it. everything is cool down here. i got it. apparently enter ad restricted area at honolulu airport a week ago. when california police officer justin roberts jumped in, vaults over the security wall and saved the day. the woman was homeless, wandering around the airport. everything is okay in the end thanks to him. martha: let's get you back
to the big economic news this morning. john boehner says the white house needs to answer for what he sees as a dismal jobs report. employers added only 88,000 jobs in the month of march. that is way lower than what was expected at 200,000. it is the lowest number we've seen in nine months. supposed to be in the middle of some sort of a recovery. doesn't appear to happen in the jobs number. here is the unemployment rate went down you would think is a good thing, 7.6%. mainly because millions of americans have just dropped out of the workforce. we have the numbers to back that up this morning. we'll show it to you. matt mccall joins me from the p.m. financial group and charles gasparino, fox business network and correspondent. great to have you both with us this morning. one of the things shocking to me when you look at the labor participation rate, which i referenced how many people are in the jobs market was the level it was at the jimmy carter land in 1979. you think about malaise and about that period.
and apparently if you did it by the same gauge, if we have unemployment numbers in 2009 more recently, the real unemployment rate would be 10.9% if it was apples to apples, charles? >> i hear people on this network criticizing ben bernanke all the time about printing money. this, ladies and gentleman why he is doing it. this is a very, very slow recovery. i don't know if you can call it recovery. i think we're still kind of in recession. you have businesses getting back on track and corporate profits are improving. we're still in recession in many ways. ben bernanke is scared and that is why he is keeping interest rates so low. i'll tell you if it weren't for ben bernanke we would be probably be in a depression. martha: that may be. you might get some dispute on that around the network. >> i don't care. i will debate anybody on this. martha: the excuse list is a thing that also gets me. i feel like we're not having a realistic conversation in washington about what is really causing this, because sequester, early easter,
cold weather, i mean, you know, get out the tiniest violin in the world. >> the sequester, cracking poo me up. the government losts 7,000 jobs? you blame it on the sequester? martha: no way this kicked? >> then payroll tax. retailers lost 24,000 jobs of payroll tax. i go with that a bit. people are bringing home less money and spending less at restaurants and retailers. i can see that. i don't think that much this quickly. >> the sequester did have an impact. it had a small immediate impact. businesses plan for the future and knowing there will be some sort of significant government cutback, businesses will respond to that. >> you think that happened this month? >> yes, yes. >> you can't tell me ceo's didn't know months ahead knew this was happened? ceo's i talked to looked at this as a negative and planned for this. that doesn't mean this should happen. we shouldn't have to worry about sequester. we had massive stimulus which failed in a fiscal
way. that means they spent money in the stimulus program. then we had massive monetary stimulus in terms of printing money. none of that has really worked in a way that gets the economy back on track. i'll tell you, if it weren't for monetary, bernanke stuff, we would have a depression. the problem --. martha: that may be true but it is pathetic because what it takes is artificial in terms of real economic recovery. >> it is a artificial in terms of long-term economic recovery because what is going on in washington particularly with the obama administration, think of their major achievements from the economy, they raised taxes. that's what they did. they raised taxes. that is a drag on the economy. martha: i think there is another plan i want to get your feelings on this. you have got this sort of health care hovering over the jobs market, right? you have a lot of companies that are still sort of trying to figure out what they're going to do with it. they don't want to hire more people. small companies want to stay as tiny as they can right now. they're in complete hunker down mode. >> small companies between 50 and 499 employees.
their employment is drop drag mat i canly. that is job growth coming out of recession. not the large companies. smaller companies like that. may not be they're laying people off. they're not hiring. martha: not hiring. >> in this economy we should be in a robust economy right now. they're not hiring. with more unknowns looming oversee questionster, health care tax, why would you hire? >> this is schizophrenia with the obama administration's economic policy. they talk about stimulus all the time, spending money. on the other hand they tax. they put massive regulations and mandates like health care, dodd-frank, you name it. i think that's the problem. there is a degree of incompetence. i don't think that is political statement. martha: is that getting through to anybody around the table at white house, saying you know what twice? maybe we need to rethink this because it is not working? >> i don't believe what i said is idealogical. the obama administration from economic standpoint is very idealogical. they're talking about, when you base a whole campaign on class warfare, leveling the
playing field, doing whatever government could do to do that stuff, then you will get a schizophrenic policy, economic policy which says, it is good to raise taxes on people making 400,000 a year. guess what, that hit as lot of small businesses. it is good to have a health care mandate. >> it hits little people. class warfare, hits little people because these are ones employed and middle size businesses. >> hit with taxes. martha: the playing field is looking more level and level and level as we go through the months here. so we'll see. thanks so much you guys for weighing in. good points all, matt, charlie. bill: to add to this now, president obama is set to release his version of the budget in the next few days. the cuts it might include and how it may impact your wallet are. we'll look at that coming up. martha: looks like prince charming is rejected sometimes. he didn't want that guy to kiss her, that little girl. the royal snub with a pat on the back. ♪ .
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martha: all right. we've been reporting this week about mike rice, the coach of the basketball team at rutgers. some video emerged earlier this week showing him being very abusive towards players on the court during practice. tim pernetti is the athletic director there. it was thought he would hold onto his job but now ap is reporting that he is gone. we also have word now from rutgers university, they have not confirmed that but they will have a press conference to discuss intercollegiate athletics at
rut -- rutgers this afternoon. he was aware of videos for several months. looked like he had cover, that the president of the university was standing by him. it appears he is stepping down according to ap. we'll show you the news conference coming up at 1:00 p.m. today. bill: a major ruling will lift restrictions on a controversial contraceptive drug. a federal judge ordered the fda to make the morning-after pill available without prescription. julie banderas is live with the story in our newsroom. good morn, julie. >> this is controversial ruling. if they are old enough to reproduce they are old enough to get the morning-after pill without prescription, you just said it. a federal judge in brooklyn told the food and drug administration in a ruling this morning. this is big win for reproductive rights groups who filed a lawsuit. now that lawsuit is seeking to remove the fda's age and other restrictions on emergency contraception pills like, plan b,
one-step. now the fda only allows women over the age of 16 to get the morning-after pill without a prescription. they have to show identification to get it. the judge said that shouldn't be. in his ruling he calls the fda refusal to remove he age restrictions arbitrary and unreasonable. the morning after pill prevents pregnancy if taken after unprotected sex. the senler for reproductive rights calling the ruling a victory saying women all over the country will no longer face arbitrary delays and barriers just to get emergency contraception, end quote. no comment from the fda. their spokesperson telling fox because this is ongoing legal matter. but the judge says his order must be carried out within the month, bill. bill: julie, thank you. we'll look for fallout. julie banderas in new york. >> sure. martha: talk about the unfriendly skies. a controversy over a pg-13
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that the president has made this basic offer for entitlement cuts in exchange for tax increases to speaker boehner in the effort to find a grand bargain the past couple of years. what is significant is the republicans said put it in writing, don't tell it to us privately when no cameras are there. the president is putting it in writing in his budget which is coming two months after it was supposed to be presented to congress. in the case of social security it will slow the cost of living adjustments. we'll have a different measure of inflation. benefits won't rise as quickly and that will reduce costs over time. there will also be some cuts in medicare, particularly in terms of what they payout to providers, not the cuts to beneficiaries. but as you say it comes with a catch, and the catch is that the republicans have to agree to a tax increase. this is the grand bargain, it's another effort to get the grand bargain, and to avoid the sequester, whether the republicans are going to sign on
to it. it certainly causes heart burn for the democrats who don't like fiddling with entitlements. the president argument will be i'm sticking it to them krats, now you have to -- democrats, you have to give it at the window as well, republicans. bill: when it comes to entitlements this is what our viewers need to understand. for fiscal year 2013 projected total of $2 trillion in entitlement spending that is almost 60% of the entire budget. the budget is what 3.5 trillion, or thereabouts. the savings on the budget will come from social security, immediat medicare, and medicaid. at this point the whole curtain is not revealed, it's just social security, right. >> and also medicare. there would be cuts in the president's budget to medicare. bill: how much? >> i don't know the exact number. your point is exactly what willie sutton used to say about robbing banks. you rob banks because that's where the money is. in the end you cannot balance the budget or reduce the deficit just by cutting domestic
discretionary spending, just by raising taxes. as you say 60% of the budget is entitlement spending, that's where you've got to make the cuts, that's what republicans are saying. the president is saying i'm willing to do some stuff. i'm sure republicans are saying it's not enoughment it would be conceivably the start of a new round of negotiations. bill: i'll take your statement a step further, you tax the wealthy because that's where the money is as well. back on the screen now top 1% of americans account for 37% of all irs revenue. top 10%@59%. and i'll just remind you from the quote from mid march, speaker boehner to abc news the president got his tax hikes on january 1. the talk about raising revenue is overment it's time to deal with the spending problem. i have not seen any cracks in the republican decision when it comes to revenue and/or taxes. have you? >> yeah, actually. there are. there are a number of republicans in the senate, not in the house, in the senate who
have said look, bob korbger for instance and even lindsey graham people have said look, if we could get serious entitlement reform. i don't think they'll think this is serious enough. if we could get serious entitlement reform we would consider more revenue. bill: to put a find point on that, those are senate republicans. anyone in the house on board that? >> i wouldn't -- none come to mind immediate leave. i'm sure there are some. certainly not in the leadership. you know, you have to move in steps. if boehner means what he says revenue is over, then there is not going to be any deal and we're going to go on on with the sequester and huge deficits. bill: chris, thank you. see you sunday morning. on sunday dan pfeiffer assistant to the president senior adviser going to pick up these topics and a lot more. former congressman asa hutch itch son, he is -d head of a plan that calls for armed
personnel in schools. a lot to talk about for chris and his guests coming up sunday morning. check your local listings. martha: we look forward to that. an amazing come back story for a star high school football player who thought at that moment in his life at the age of 17 that he was pretty much on the path to the nfl. it was all brightness and sunshine and then suddenly he ended up spending five years in prison for a rape that he did not commit. this is the moment, just about one year ago today, that he learned he was finally free. boy, i watched that about four times this morning ain't just kills me every time. you can just feel the relief, the taoerbgs all across that table with the attorneys who have supported him for so long, there with the california incense project. they helped to clear his name
after this accusor finally said, actually, no, he didn't rape me, he didn't hurt me at all. now banks has signed with the atlanta tpha falcons. he's working over time, training to try to win a coveted spot. he says he doesn't expect any handouts, he doesn't want any favoritism. listen. >> when we talk about coming from the bottom, i know all too well what that is, and what it's about, and what it looks like, what it feels like. martha: we have brian banks with us now to tell us a little bit more of his amazing story. good morning, welcome, great to have you here. >> good morning, thank you for having me, thank you. martha: your story is so incredible. ace said you're 17-years-old, you're in high school. you kind of walkoff after high school with a girl that you know, and there's some kissing, and cuddling, and everything seems fine, and she smiles and walks off and you say goodbye and the next thing you know you've been accused of raping her. fast forward.
there is a lot to this story, but you're in prison, you are get out of prison, one day this woman who has ruined your life at this point send you a friend request on facebook. her nice pops up out of the blue. what was that like for you? what was your reaction? >> um, i was in disbelief. i just did not believe that it was actually her. i thought it was someone playing some type of sick joke. it wasn't until i decided to make a private message to her asking why she friend requested me and her reply was she was hoping that we could get by gones be by gones, that i realized that this was a serious situation, it was really here. martha: give me a sense when you went through the years in prison and you knew this was a crime that you did not commit. and your mother who is incredible. i don't have to tell you that, she is an incredible woman. she stood by you the whole time. how did you get through it? what did you do in prison.
what did you think about the future and your life at that point in time to get through it? >> the first few months of starting a five-year sentence it was really hard for me. my mind was filled with all the wrong thoughts and feelings of just negativity. it came to a point where i realized that i wanted to be better than the situation. i didn't want to be defined by this one moment in time. i spent my time studying and ed indicating myself and wanted to under my life, me, my spirituality, and just be a better person in general. martha: what were some of the most significant things that you read or in struck you in terms of that spiritual path? that is a real well of strepbtd that you tapped into. -- strength that you tapped into. >> just that thirst and hunger to want to under more about my spirituality. wanting to become a better speaker, a better writer, know more about just sociology and
psychology, just different things to heighten my overall being and just the support from my mom and my family and friend just kept me going. martha: you know, i'm curious with how you deal with this woman. i saw the tape where she says, no, he didn't rape me, he didn't kidnap me. >> yeah. martha: how did you not respond with anchor stpher how did you respond and say, you know what i'm going to leave this. i'm going to forgive her? >> well, you know, it was one of those situations where, here was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try and get the truth. meeting her was very difficult for me, but i knew this was the only opportunity for me. so instead of me actually thinking analyst toning what was said and what was coming out of her mouth i chose to let the video do all the recording and listening for me and i just wanted the truth and thank god we got it. martha: you did a very good job of it. >> thank you. martha: you've worked with the
california incense project, who worked to free people like you. and you're now getting involved in other people's cases and trying to help people who were in your shoes, right? >> right, yeah, first and foremost i want to thank the california incense project at california western school of law for the wonderful work that they do. i vowed to myself that upon my exoneration and receiving my freedom back the first thing i wanted to do was turn around and help the people who helped me. and also help the people who have gone through similar situations as myself. it's just important that we bring awareness to wrongful convictions. it is a serious problem. martha: you've had coaches, the coach who was going to be your coach at southern california. you thought you were head right there after high school before awful this put a real road block and everything. he reached out to you. he said i want to get you back out there. a lot of people thought you couldn't do it, frankly. i think you thought from what i read that you couldn't play football any more. here you are, you've been signed by the atlanta falcons. how does that feel?
>> yeah, yeah, well you know i never felt that i continue do it. i knew i had to put certain dreams and goals to the side in order to take care of certain situations that were in front of me such as a five-year sentence in prison. but just to hear from coach carroll, you know, the day after exoneration and just to see that the support and the love was still there, and the opportunity to play was still there, it was all i needed to hear to keep going and keep striving for success. martha: now you've got -- you've signed with the follow cans as i said. how is the training going? what is the feedback? how is it going to go? are you in good shape? i'm in great shape. two weeks after being exonerated i started training with jay, we've been put nothing a lot of work. everything from mixed martial arts to weight lifting and field work, everything you can think of i've been doing it trying to catch up on the ten-year gap.
it's been a hard road, but a fun road and i'm just enjoying it all. martha: you deserve to enjoy it a lot. >> thank you. martha: i have have one quick question for you. if it doesn't happen are you okay with that? and what will you do next? >> uh-huh, yes. i am a-okay with however this thing turns out. i've already won, i've secured my freedom. my mother is back to herself, my family is back to themselves. we are healing as a family, and i mean there is so much more to me than just football, there is so much more to me than this wrongful conviction. neither defines me as a person. and so i strive to continue to grow as a person, to be successful in all the things that i wish to accomplish, and my documentary is in the works. i've been speaking to people in regard to a book and feature film. there are so many things in the works right now. martha: when i first heard this i said this should be a movie. good luck with that and
everything, brian. we hope you'll be in touch because we are thrilled for you and wish you all the best. >> thank you. rise up. bill: he said i've already won. wow. if he makes the team that is the next wrinkle in the story here. martha: incredible forgiveness that he was capable of and perseverance, and we wish him all the best. bill: good for you, brian, well done. 17 minutes before the hour now. separating bluster from reality. we are trying anyway. the wrong move that could streug erstreug era full-blown war on the korean peninsula. >> some of the actions they've taken in the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests certainly of our allies, starting with south korea.
at least one fatality now being reported there. there were 25 elementary children on board that bus that had some sort of incident with a jeep as well at that intersection, that rural intersecti wisconsin border. several dozen of those elementary students have been injured as well. but one fatality by way of the chicago sun-times moments ago. and there you see the bus on its side. that is a tough thing to look at i'm sure for all parents right now. martha: in the meantime war could break out today is the quote with regard to what is going on in north korea. it also says, the country, that they are preparing to attack the united states. okay, so belacose words have been flying all around in this situation in recent days. kaplt tin chuck nash is a former u.s. navy captain and a fox news military analyst. good to have you here. >> good to be with you, martha. martha: how serious do you take this?
the latest word this morning we've got is they are giving word that people who have employees in embassies ph north korea, the british government has been told you may want to get them out after april 10th, a date now attached to that admonition. >> this keeps ratcheting up. it's one of those things the old saying, if somebody says they are going to kill you better take them seriously. this has gone far beyond anything that kim jon-il did, his father. it started as a response to the full eagle exercise and it's analogous to a dog and mailman. the mailman shoeups every day at 10:00, the dog barks the mailman leaves. every time we do this exercise the north koreans bluster and possible tere. this time it's got even way out of control and they are ratcheting things up almost every day something new
happens. because they are so far out of bound now i think everyone is taking this very seriously. martha: you know, i mean it's clear that we are taking it seriously military, but the word from the white house really in many ways has been that the rhetoric is very tense and ratcheted up, but they haven't seen the military movements on the ground. we've now heard about movements of possible missile systems, but they say, you know, we are not too alarmed by what we're seeing on the ground in north korea. what do you think? >> right, i understand that, and they have not moved ground troops. if they move ground troops then it's katie bar the door. because the south korean president has said, and i quote, if there is any provocation against south korea and its people there should be a strong response in initial combat without any political considerations. in other words, do not mess with me, because if this looks like you really are going to do something the heck with the politics, i'm going to take care
of south korea and its people, and that could come from a miscalculation, a mistake, because tensions are high right now, and that's when if a mistake happens it's going to go out of control very quickly. martha: captain nash, thank you. we'll talk to you soon on this i'm sure. thank you, sir. bill: jon scott waiting in the wings ten minutes away "happening now." happy friday to you, jon, good morning. jon: happy friday to you and good morning as well. the jodi arias murder trial takes a turn for the even more bizarre a booted juror shows up in court as a spectator as testimony brings up snow white. our legal panel explains it all, plus new evidence that there are more benefits to breastfeeding than we thought. dr. manny is here for that. and new information is walking is just as good as running when it comes to heart health. a fox news.com producer facing possible jail time in the james holmes case, ahead happening now.
jon: that is a pg rated movie called alex cross. the family was complaining on board an airplane that it was too violent to air for children on board. that plane diverted to another destination because the pilot cited security concerns. we are wondering what this is all about. michael graham is a columnist for the "boston herald." good morning to you. you've got a ten-year-old daughter. the plane lands, this family was allowed to get off the plane. they say this was no big deal, but why did you have to put the plane down in the first place?
what do you think. >> the the collision of new things here, one is the collapse of the culture of courtesy. the fact that you want to make space for young kid. i have it all the time. someone has a t-shirt with the f-bomb on it in the mall. please do you mind. i appreciate it. the notion if you complain because you're on an airplane we better panic, you could be the terrorist family that is upset by vie lengths. why does everything have to be a zero tolerance approach? jon: united -- >> how about common-sense. jon: united says they've conducted a full review of the in-flight entertainment. the family said there was no interaction. they said the captain overreacted to the incident. here is the statement from united, united flight 638 from denver to baltimore diverted to chicago o'hare after the crew reported a disturbance involving
a passenger. the customers removed from the aircraft. we reaction dated the customers on the next flight to baltimore and have conducted a full review the inch-flight entertainment. the crew says they don't have option tpr-s that altitude. a from that attitude. >> the message is just sit there, don't complain as they show saw 7 on their airplanes. just to remind people without kid, hey we have kids here, maybe we could be a little courteous. it is disturbing that simply complaining about a movie causes you to become a security threat. the message is clear, sit down and shut up. how about you getting in the customer service business and being aware of your customers' concerns, how about that? bill: i will not tell you to shut up. i will say wrap. have a good weekend, michael graham. >> thanks, bill. bill: fly the friendly skies next time. we'll be right back. more than two years ago,
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