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>> rose: caught on video. >> get out of the car! i will light you up! >> rose: the confrontation that led to the arrest of a black woman later found dead in her jail cell. also tonight, we hear for the first time from marines who survived the chattanooga shooting. >> it didn't occur to me like, hey, you really did get shot. >> rose: gas prices: why are they so high in california while they're falling almost everywhere else? and the future checks in at a japanese hotel. >> welcome. welcome to the henn'na hotel. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose. we get a look today at a video of a controversial traffic stop
in texas that ended with the arrest of a black woman by a white police officer. the woman was later found hanging in her cell, and now we have learned jailers knew she was a suicide risk. we have two reports beginning with omar villafranca. >> reporter: when 28-year-old sandra bland was placed into cell 95 at the waller county jail, there is now evidence her guards knew she had attempted suicide before. according to the sheriff's office, on a jail intake form, she checked yes when asked whether she had tried to kill herself in the last year. surveillance video from the jail shows guards violated policy by not doing an in-person check on bland hourly, including the morning she was found dead in her cell. police say she hanged herself from a partition using a plastic bag from the garbage can. cannon lambert is the family attorney. >> this family has no evidence that that is the case. none. we know for a certainty that
when she went into that jail, she was ecstatic. >> reporter: her family says after watching the dash cam video of her traffic stop, she should never have been arrested in the first place. >> you seem very irritated. >> reporter: the video shows the routine traffic stop escalating quickly after texas trooper brian encinia tells her to put out her cigarette. >> i'm in my car. >> you can step out now. >> reporter: the trooper ordered bland to step out of the car, forcing the door open and drawing his taser. >> get out of the car! i will light you up! >> there is very little that can be gleaned from the dash cam why sandy had to be thrown to the ground and hurt. >> reporter: texas department of public safety director seemed to agree. >> he failed to exhibit professionalism and courtesy throughout the entire encounter. that wasn't the case. >> reporter: after the dash
cam video was released yesterday, there were questions about whether it was edited. several cars appeared more than once. public safety officials blamed a technical safety glitch during uploading and released a new version today. waller county district attorney elton matthis is reviewing all the evidence but is treating this as a homicide investigation. >> there will be just fis for sandra bland. at this point we don't know what that will be. >> reporter: trooper encinia is on administrative leave but the waller county district attorney says they'll ask a grand jury to see if criminal charges are warranted. >> rose: omar villafranca thank you. with all the emotion surrounding this case, we asked a police expert to take a look at the video of the traffic stop and give us his analysis. chip reid has that. >> well, you can step on out now. >> i don't have to step out of my car. >> step out of the car. >> is that a reasonable response from the officer? >> there may be other factors that he's aware of that he thinks the combination of things make her dangerous to me. >> reporter: ron bosko was
former assistant director for f.b.i. and now runs a defense fund for police officers. if it was just her failure to put out a cigarette, is that enough to say "step out of the car?" >> i think most courts would say know. it's incumbent upon this officer to understand deescalation, to use verbal techniques or to learn when to become away to, slow down the situation. >> reporter: did he follow the protocol to de-escalate? >> there doesn't seem to be deescalation on either side here. >> reporter: after bland's repeated refusal to follow orders, bosko says this may have been justified. >> get out of the car! i will light you up. get out! >> reporter: that level of force, displaying a taser or pointing it at her doesn't necessarily mean he's intending to use it. he's trying to get compliance. in fact, he doesn't use it. >> reporter: can you get arrested for slapping a cop? >> by in large you can't but people do. they shouldn't. it would make better sense to contest that encounter with the police later, in the preds
accidents of your attorney, in the presence of a judge. >> reporter: what if you feel this is really going in a bad direction. you're a black woman in a small southern town with a white police officer? >> i understand, but we start painting all of our citizens in that way that's a mistake. that means everyone can determine, i'll determine whether i'm under arrest or not. >> reporter: we asked bosko if people should be pulled over for minor infractions like failing to signal a lane change. he said, if we don't want cops to enforce the laws, change the laws. >> rose: thanks, chip. today police say one marine fired shots. the gunman had earlier wounded a marine at a nearby center. jericka duncan talked to him and some of the other marines there. >> i saw him out of this window here. the first shot went through that left door there. >> reporter: 25-year-old lance corporal christopher gilliam was working inside the recruit. center when he spotted the
gunman, mohammad youssef abdulazeez, and alerted others moments before abdulazeez opened fire. gilliam and these four marines fled out the back of the building. >> this to me is a sign that we all had very good training and we reacted the way we were supposed to react. >> reporter: staff sergeant robert driver, sergeant winfield thompson gunnery sergeant camden meyer and sergeant demonte cheeley had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. they never expected to face the enemy at home. sergeant cheeley was shot to his left side. >> i looked down and saw my leg was bleeding. i just assumed it was glass. >> reporter: what's going through your mind at that point? >> at the time? when it all initially happened, it's just all adrenaline running. it didn't occur to me like, hey you really did get shot. [gunfire] >> reporter: the gunman went on the kill four marines at the nearby navy operational support center. how many of you knew at least one of the marines that was
killed? gunnery sergeant meyer knew three of the victims including staff sergeant david wyatt credited with helping several service members escape. >> he took care of his marines. i believe that that was the right thing to do. >> reporter: staff sergeant driver knew some of the fallen as well. >> it's all about taking care of the marine to the left and right of you. our motto is never leave a marine behind. >> thanks for your support. >> thank you. >> reporter: it's that kind of self-sacrifice that has brought thousands to pay their respects at this makeshift memorial. >> when i hear shots fired, i think we definitely had someone looking out for us that day for sure. >> reporter: the marines say thursday's attack here underscores their mission. charlie, after our interview all five went back to work recruiting in the area. >> rose: thanks, jericka. today the suspect in the church massacre in charleston, south carolina, was indicted on federal hate crime charges. dylann roof, who is white is accused of gunning down nine
members of a black church. the indictment says he was carrying eight magazines with hollow-point bullets. jan crawford is following. this >> racially motivateed violence such as this is the original domestic terrorism. >> reporter: announcing the 33-count indictment of dylann roof, attorney general loretta lynch says he targeted his victims solely because of their race. >> we think this is exactly the type of case that the federal hate crimes statute were, in fact, conceived of to cover. >> reporter: according to the indictment, roof planned the attack for months and specifically decided to target african american worshippers in an african american church in order to make his attack more notorious. the charges were widely expected after roof was linked to an online manifesto outlining his racial views. survivors also said roof made racial insults during the attack that killed nine church members. roof already faces the death penalty in south carolina, which has charged him with nine counts of murder. but the state does not have a hate crimes law.
now, the federal charges also include firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion but charlie the attorney general said no decision has been made on whether the federal government will seek the death penalty. >> reporter: thanks, jan. a new study out today shows 40 years after the vietnam war more than a quarter million veterans still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. dr. jon lapook has the story of one former serviceman who is still struggling. >> when i got out of the service, i got off the plane and i just... i didn't think about it anymore. i tried to bury it. >> reporter: but 70-year-old veteran joe jackson couldn't bury the year he spent doing ground combat in vietnam. for the next two decades, he felt the urge to be alone, was anxious and had outbursts of rage. >> my oldest daughter, she told me, she said daddy, i think you need to go get some help. >> reporter: jackson is one of
about 270,000 vietnam veterans who still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. in today's setting, psychiatrist dr. charles marmar of nyu langone and his cleanings at abt associates also found about 90,000 of those vets with ptsd have depression. are you surprised that 40 years after a war people can still be experiencing ptsd? >> i'm not surprised. >> reporter: why not? >> in the case of ptsd, the longer people struggle, the more likely they are to be depressed the more likely they are to misusing alcohol, and the more likely they are to have those symptoms disrupt their family life and their work life, which creates real distress. >> reporter: it wasn't until 1980, five years after the end of the vietnam war that the condition post-traumatic stress disorder was even identified. 20 years after his service, jackson finally sought help and is now receiving counseling at an organization calling veterans inc. >> when i started going to counseling it made it a lot
easier for me to accept. >> reporter: dr. marmar told me the military does try to screen soldiers for risk of ptsd before they enter battle, but he said there's still a lot to learn. >> rose: thanks, jon. we now turn to a lighter episode, a hit summer reality series "keeping up with the republicans." yesterday you'll recall after lindsey graham called donald trump the world's biggest jackass, trump responded by giving out graham's cell phone number. >> 202 --. >> reporter: rendering the cell phone useless. today graham made this video in which he demonstrates a number of ways to destroy the classic flip phone using cleavers blenders, golf clubs, fire and gravity. then the big finish. >> this is for all the veterans. >> rose: that could be graham's hail mary passes to get
his poll numbers up so he can qualify for the first debate just two weeks away. in most of the country, gas prices are dropping again. a.a.a. says a gallon of regular is averaging $2.75 nationwide. the big exception is california where it's up to $3.87. ben tracy is there. >> it's like $80 worth of gas. are you kidding me? >> reporter: tanner anderson feels like he's being pumped dry. >> you work an eight-hour day that's almost a day's pay. >> reporter: consumer advocates blame california's oil refinery which control the gasoline supply. jamie court is president of consumer watchdog. >> you can hear kaching kaching in their bank account every time they fill up at the pump. californians know it and they're sick of it. >> reporter: in the past 15 years, california oil refineries collected an average of 46.1 cents per gallon of gasoline sold, but with higher pump price, state data shows in the first six months of this year,
that doubled to 88.8 cents. do you believe this is collusion or simply price gouging, or is it both? >> i don't know if it's collusion. i doubt they had a conversation because they're not that dumb. but i know they're doing exactly the same thing at exactly the same time, and it's driving prices through the roof, and they're getting rich off of it. >> reporter: in a statement the refinery said the numbers they report to the state include both refining costs as well as profits. and it is impossible to determine what portion of these costs are profits. refiners blame high gas prices in part on refinery maintenance and an explosion at an exxonmobil plant in february that shut down 10% of california's refining capacity. california also has high taxes and environmental regulations that makes gas more expensive here but charlie, there is one very small silver lining. gas prices in the state did drop overnight by 1 cent per gallon. >> rose: thanks, ben.
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right now. >> it says 43mph but i'm not going that fast. >> reporter: that was the moment two cyber security experts took over a jeep. driving was a reporter from "wired," which produced this video and posted it on its web site. >> oh, my god, that's a picture of charlie and chris in tracksuits. >> i think we delivered a wake-up call. >> the two men are ethical hackers. >> if you steal my computer, that's bummer. but if you can attack my car and make the brakes not work, that's a whole other ballgame. that's really scary. >> reporter: the pair hacked manufacturer fiat chrysler's u-connect computer system found in an estimated 471,000 cars and trucks. they were even able to cut off the brakes, sending the jeep sliding into a ditch. >> hold on. he's not getting out of that. >> reporter: the automaker has released a software update to offer improved electronic security. how concerned are you that
hackers may go after our cars? >> unfortunately, i think we have to anticipate that they will. >> reporter: massachusetts senator ed markey just introduced legislation requiring vehicle cyber security and privacy protection. >> we should put the safety measures in place before we have catastrophic vehicle accidents that force us to put the safety measures in place. >> reporter: the hackers got in through what's known as the head unit, the big display in the center of the dash to control your nav system, your radio. in this jeep, it can be a wifi hot spot. for years carmakers said it wasn't possible to move from the head unit to the driving controls. >> rose: chris, thank you so much. here's one you do not want to miss. a canadian man gets a rare visit from mother nature and lady luck when we continue. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. isn't it time to let the real you
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humanoid. there's a robotic bag check even a robot concierge. >> what do you want to know? check-in? check-out? breakfast? >> breakfast. >> breakfast is from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. >> reporter: hideo sawada is the man in charge. isn't hospitality about connecting with people? the five-star hotel's human star are essential, he told us, but for three or four-star hotels, you need comfortable lodging and a basic level of communication at a reasonable price. >> enjoy your affordable stay. >> reporter: sawada says having robots fill jobs can help reduce labor costs by about 70%. there were some software hiccups, but eventually i was off. i can probably carry this on my own, but why not try another robot. punch in a room number, and it will take you there albeit slowly. you wouldn't want to be in a
rush to your room. here facial recognition replaces a room key but it took a few tries. didn't need a room key. i got in only to find another robot. this robot is speaking japanese, and it's a little confusing. thankfully there was a cheat sheet to help with the wording but it couldn't do much for my pronunciation. [speaking japanese] unbelievably, it deciphered my japanese and turned out the light. while back at reception the night wore on. no shift change required. seth doane, cbs news, nagasaki, japan. >> rose: and is it possible that robots can be more friendly that humans? that is the "cbs evening news" for scott pelley. i'm charlie rose. thank you for watching. i'll see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." good night.
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