Transcript for ABC News Live Prime: Monday, August 10, 2020
No shirt no shoes no problem apparently this protestor. Facing down security forces in the capital fellow ruse in just their undergarments thousands of people were. Detained in demonstrations across the country and now our morning at least one person has done as president Lukashenko and known as Europe's last dictator. Planes yet another victory. Alarming new numbers about the virus and children hundreds of thousands of children politically active. Mark with 97000. In just the last two weeks of July as parents and schools debate the next steps forward. Sidestepping congress president trump faces backlash for his executive action. Democrats call his move to provide relief for out of work Americans a week stunt. White House has to say. Chicago on lockdown a hundred arrests thirteen officers injured. Authorities believe triggered out into a looting frenzy and the mayor's response. Severe storm threat winds as strong as 100 miles per hour pummeled engines in the nation's midsection. While millions deal with scorching high temperature. Susan in jeopardy reports tonight that college football's biggest conferences. We'll be calling off the season president trump is now weighing in some players and coaches until May end to be allowed to play. Good evening I'm Lindsey Davis thanks so much for streaming with us while the US surpassed the five million mark over the weekend of the nineteen cases. Another much smaller number is similarly daunting and caught her attention. 97000. That's the number of children across the country that reportedly tested positive just in the last two weeks of July. This is the nation continues to grapple with reopening schools. In 25 states the death tolls still on the rise at least 163000. Lives already lost. Despite that business as usual in many parts of the country like Sturgis, South Dakota where a quarter of a million bikers gathered over the weekend. And in Georgia where student was initially punished for sharing photos of her high school's crowded hallways. Now that school is moving to virtual learning following a deep cleaning after at least nine students tested positive still. Some parents there are demanding the option of in person learning Victor Kendall leads us off with the latest. On the back to school debate. Across Florida today those that students were back in the classroom in some rural counties masks encouraged but not required we're encouraging if possible. The face to face because we know that that's the BS that that that our children. And I can receive. In this court hit state the biggest school districts will start the year online but they are required to open classrooms by the end of the month and teachers are suing the state. Read this you are and beaches and rest simply cannot. Public schools this is not. Enough inexperience. With the US helping five million cases a new report serves 339000. Cases in children since the pandemic begin. Nearly 100000. In the last two weeks of July. Today this beta testing site opened it up laid out a Covert hot spot where they hope to test 5000 people a day. After images from this high school west of Atlanta went viral nine students and staff tested positive the school no turning to online learning while the school was cleaned. In Cherokee county more than 500 students quarantined after 28 students and staff were infected. Outside Atlanta teacher to vent Lopez is afraid of going back to the classroom. Lots innings ideologues of concern especially for me. Anaheim game type one diabetics can. Living in a multi generational. Nearly 600 kids have already been sickened with multi system inflammatory syndrome around the country. Like eight year old Steven Wolf we're in Florida who grew so sick he had to be put in a battle later he's finally home after weeks in the hospital. Kids need to be at school they need to enter action and I also a decision needs and not be made on the fall said children are not affected by it. What across the country so many parents are facing difficult choices in Wausau Wisconsin. This protest her return to the classroom. I really concerned about the kids that are just trying to learn how to read they either don't have Internet access because we are in such a rural environments. Or are they just don't have the family structure that they need to be safe and to have really. Learn anything. Victor can no joins us now from Florida where the governor today spoke about reopening schools certainly it's an important issue even if you don't have school aged children. What's the game plan their Victor. Lindsey it varies by school district. The governor of Florida who has pushed for schools to reopen for in person learning says that parents be the choice between in person. Or on line. All of the children tested here in Florida so far 15%. Have been positive for the virus here in Miami Dade County at the nation's fourth largest school district the earliest that schools could reopen for in personal learning is October. Lindsay. Victor can no thanks so much. And after weeks of negotiating and congress still unable to agree on a plan over the weekend present trump took executive action for corona virus relief but. Now those four actions are raising questions and eyebrows first as the president actually have the authority to make them in second. Quality but how. And president trump was in the ring finger was set to give his take when he was suddenly whisked away by officials after a shooting near the White House Mary Bruce has more on the executive action. And what happened after the president was rushed out of the room. Two days after president trump took executive action tonight confusion over when or if millions of Americans will see any relief. Trump ordered unemployment benefits be extended at 400 dollars a week down from 600 dollars but he's asking cash strapped states to cover 100 dollars of each check. Tonight several governors now sounding the alarm. Which there is no money sitting in the piggy bank of the previous cares act. To be re prioritize. Or reconstituted for this purpose. Simply does not exist. The president also promised to keep Americans in their homes I'm protecting people from eviction. But the reality there is no ban on evictions the president's order just instruct officials to review and consider a possible ban. The intent to that is it the review will prevent. Any inventions trucks moved to go it alone will likely face legal challenges any changes to federal spending are supposed to come from congress. And even members of the president's own party say Trump's actions are irresponsible. An unconstitutional. Slop. We are joined now by Mary Brusett Mary chance of those failed talks could be restarted after the president's latest move. Well let me the president certainly seems to think that these executive actions are going to somehow forced negotiators and Democrats back to the table. But right now I have to tell you there are no sign that Democrats are rushing back to the negotiating table let's remember the contacts in the context here. Democrats put forth a bill more than two months ago. To try and put forth a more comprehensive. Stimulus plan Republicans the president's own party have been struggling for weeks now to agree to get on the same page within their party about what kind of a deal they want. Democrats offered to meet them in the middle at a two trillion dollar package that was rejected there was Lenny of back and forth. And ultimately these talks fell apart which is win the president. Then decided to to go it alone to go around congress. The president make think that this is gonna spur talks but we simply aren't seeing. Any sign of that just yet what we are seeing on Capitol Hill is a lot of objections from lawmakers to the president's middle because of course congress controls the purse strings. They controlled federal spending. Congress on both sides of the aisle did not take kindly to the president tried to go around. Your primary just a short time ago there is a securities to get scare with the president whisked away from the podium what more can you tell us about what happened there. Can't quite eighth tents and alarming moment there the president shortly after he took the podium. Then being escorted out of the real by the Secret Service we have learned from a senior administration official that a gunman opened fire at seventy than Pennsylvania Avenue this is just outside. Of the White House complex just of course the president is beginning that rethink our reporter Kara Phillips was in the rooms that she heard. A shot fired that we were told that the suspect opened fire on a non White House employees the Secret Service then returned fire and the suspect an adult male is now in custody he was taken. To a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest the president. Spent about ten minutes in the Oval Office he then returned to the podium to update the press. On what it happened in to continue updating the press all on the on the corona virus. The president says he's not sure if this action at this shooting at anything actually to do with him at all but he was very quick. To thank the Secret Service for their rapid. Response lifting writes that thinking and response they're married Bruce thank you so much thank you. And then next casualty of the pandemic could be college football several smaller conferences have already pulled the plug in now the biggest sleeves are meeting to decide whether to play or postpone some players are insistent that the season gets under way essentially calling out. Put me in coach bill Reid has more. And I pick college football season teetering on the bring this after Rutgers reporting an outbreak of at least 28 cases. Players now quarantining. Leaders from the five major conferences holding emergency meetings this week. An estimated five billion dollars in revenue on the line if they cancel the season. But tonight many players are fighting for their season. The face of college football Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence leading the insurgent we want to play movement on social media. Treating people already just as much if not more risky if we don't play. We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life then playing football. President trump re tweeting Lawrence with a caption this student athletes have been working too hard for their season to be canceled hash tag we want to play. But ESPN reporting most if not all major conferences will likely cancel the full season. As these athletic conference's hold their emergency meetings ultimately. The power rests in the hands of the university presidents who as they make their decisions must weigh factors including health and safety. And liability. For ABC news live com will Reeve has got to a New Jersey. Our thanks to will and sticking now with the college football conundrum. Who turned announcer recently Davis my long lost cousin and host of college game day on ESPN to dig in more on this so. Saturdays in the fall as we know are hallowed ground for so many and it looks like. The season is on the verge of being turned upside down series give us a sense first of all. To talk about those potential decisions by the Big Ten and the pac twelve will it be. A domino affect could we see the other Big Five conferences making similar decisions this week. I don't know that they would make in this week but I think the most likely scenario is that they would follow suit and it's not because that there would be beholden necessarily to what the Big Ten or pac twelve. Would decide. But the the optics the potentially. Untenable situation for the other three conferences do you have to have their two years. Decide to make a the decision to postpone or cancel the season based on medical advice. And then just say no we believe we cannot report safely if they do so that I think it's really comment on. Both the Big Ten and pac twelve to share with the public exactly what medical advice was to let them to postpone cancel and those who might choose to play yet they were to do so to share what medical advice gave him the confidence to do that I think that would be. Instructive for all others in really there be an obligation in my judgment. On the part of the conferences to do that by a team did you're putting your percentage on it. It's probably. Very high percentage debt ultimately to conferences will arrive at the same place not definite but I think this most like. And we just saw you know some big name players like clemson's Trevor warrants in Ohio State's Justin field saying that they want to play in the fall so. What is a delayed or canceled season mean for these athletes. Going to be disappointing heartbreaking for those two particular guys it won't necessarily impact their drafts doctor Lawrence. Is going to be the number one overall pick in the draft and I believe that really case where there. Way to get an audit might have been the case had it been able to come out last year just in deals is also highly regarded I think he'll probably be a top five. Draft pick regardless. The winds it will impact a couple of different ones. Those who might have been thinking about coming out to go throw those who perhaps are close to the end of their college careers so certainly up there eligibility to match will be protected for a subsequent season. But it it would just really changed that dynamic this year for those who are perhaps on the cusp of deciding whether to explore the NFL and needing a season to prove that they were ready for that it would be a lost opportunity for them that god. Strictly speaking of the on the field ramifications. Of those Reuters. Up course there is big big money college football according to an NCAA eighteen billion dollars among a 110 schools. A factor is money when it comes to these tough to decisions for conference's athletic directors and coaches. I think you're being naive if you think it's not a factor to I do not believe. Then these administrators. Are acting with tell us disregard for the welfare of their players but it is certainly a huge factor football is the money that drives the entire engine. And if they lose that. Because these are not designed to be for profit organizations they're for the mighty date May Day largely Staten so it's not sit you know they're not answering to share orders at a number of regulations is stipulations that they keep them from being eight mural for profit tighten the Eagles certainly many people within the framework of that profit. Gratefully I'm not denying that but he's it speaks to how they would be able to continue their program so what type of us you know what what. Type of facilities they would be able to provide for their athletes at the services we provide salaries all the saint everything. Would take a gargantuan hit but it doubt along with the NCAA basketball tournament. Are the two primary revenue generators for virtually every athletic program at the highest level of college sports in the country. And football isn't the only sport in jeopardy for collegiate athletes know what else is at stake here and do you think that they should be blanket decisions for all sports rather than looking at each sport individually. I think that is probably more. Optics situation if they're not going to play one there they're probably not going to play the others. You know I would not be opposed to allowing others it to it is deemed safe for a different sport because of the nature of that sport being different that football to continue to compete and play it to can be done so safely. I think the most likely thinking isn't did you keep hearing is. Fall sports. But you know I would not at all be opposed to that. Death might be where we come down finances but their number of sports would be. Don't generate revenue but are still just as important to the athletes to participate in depth that they might be able to continue to compete safely and do so would now. You know creating if any type of increased grist for a community spread outside of bear. Quads I bubble that many of the sports programs at the tower five level anyway are are in right now those athlete who returned to campus. If college football goes away this fall. You think there's any chance to the NFL would added another day of gains in we see the pros actually play on Saturday as well. I don't think there's any question about netted that's beyond my purview I don't get to duty. The marketing side of the programming side. But I would be signed it yet a toe didn't step into that void its value bullets valuable property. People given this situation with a pandemic in the country are hungry for sports net the NFL. He is able to place safely and if it comes to passage their college football is not able to or not. They board not willing. Supersede then I would be out be shocked if the NFL didn't step into that void and in some way shape form or fashion you already see it. Late in the season after the colleges have entered bowl season the NFL eagerly stepped in and plays something does Saturday games. Reese Davis thank you so much but we watching on ESP again appreciate your time day too much stock into it. Chicago's mayor with a direct warning tonight after looters flooded that city's famous magnificent mile downtown shopping district. Police say the incident began with a police involved shooting an outrage was fueled and by social media pumps. More than a hundred people were arrested and is Alex Perez reports the mayor has this message for the others we saw you. And we will come for you. Mobs of looters at Herring apart Chicago's famed a magnificent mile our Kobe got gray hairs for tonight Democrat breaking into dozens of businesses taking off would stolen merchandise. Are some 400 Chicago police officers is struggling to contain the scene at which erupted around midnight smaller businesses and even grocery stores targeted to. This is where we left this is our home this is our Frankie. And it's upsetting. This was straight out. Felony. Criminal conduct the riots police say stemming from a police involved shooting Sunday. Authorities say a twenty year old suspect who allegedly fired a police was shot and injured. False information about that shooting investigators say spreading on social media fueling the melee at one point the city racing bridges leading into downtown to keep looters out. To those who think Jason is criminal behavior. Let's be clear. We are calming for you. Mayor mayor they're being quite direct thanks to Allen's for that police in Hong Kong arrested the outspoken publisher of the pro democracy newspaper. Apple Daily it's the most high profile act since China crack down on their territory. And imposed a new national security law. Some 200 officers raided the paper owned by Jimmy line while he was being led away in handcuffs. The police also reportedly arrested his two sons who are not involved in the media business. They're now concerns in that city the new law will be used to curb press freedoms. Meanwhile China also put unspecified sanctions on senators Marco Rubio Ted Cruz and nine other lawmakers and heads of nonprofit groups that are promoted. Democratic causes. It's been nearly one week since that catastrophic explosion obliterated neighborhoods in Beirut protesters have been. Taking to the streets of course ever since blaming government corruption and negligence for the fatal blast. Global leaders including the US have pledged economic support for Lebanon but they roots residents are demanding change. And his Maggie really explains today they got it in dramatic fashion. The people on the Levin on tonight's limp leader list in the midst of this national. Asked to be. Prime minister announcing he and his entire cabinet are stepping down days after the blast in Beirut that killed at least 200 people and left thousands more injured. This weekend protesters took their range to the streets demanding the government held accountable for the confused and minds. Storming government building. Mothers and clashing with police. Their fingers palpable. For many the blast in big group was the last straw. Lebanese have been protesting for rough government and an economy in nosedive for months. In less than a year Lebanon's currency has to valued at nearly 80%. Thrusting much of the population into poverty. The blast last week propelled a renewed call for immediate change and a plea for help. Our houses we lost ma'am our lives we lost them. Everything is happening to us spends twenty years old and what future do I have nothing there is nothing. The situation so dire French President Clinton visited the former French only last week announcing that he will set up a global conference to raise money. McComb promising that money will not go into the hands of the right. The UK also sending support docking this navy ship near the site of the blast to temporarily house 500 people. A small fraction compared to the hundreds of thousands of homes lost. And. Does this surprise. Just to get involved. He thought of that little hat reading different PGE. I thank you meg gonna (%expletive) baton have a play good defense. In a country that's been monitored by war and corruption the Lebanese coming together in times of peril the young stepping. Volunteering didn't clean up debris from the blast caused by their own governments grow. It's very good. And now that people demand for a new government has been hurt. Lebanon completely you can. That never steps in what he did people's desperate call for teens and panic. Yeah. Maggie relief for ABC news line. They are vowing to fight on our thanks to Maggie and when we come back to new body camera footage from the day George Floyd died. What we did not know about the officers' actions now revealed. The new concerns over the safety of up next are looking into the paycheck protection program was the dish additional funds there. A back everybody want things the president trumps executive actions does not cover is an extension of of the paycheck protection program a lifeline for so many small businesses during the pandemic. Alex for Shea has a closer look at one minority owned small business struggling to navigate them home program. What happens next. For my shepherd and Alison McDoogle it's been in an easy last few months. Just try to get there it is trying to make it and whether the star. They're the women behind work sheet. They rent space inside restaurants during downtime to small companies in need of work areas. It's a lean business only for employees. They had dozens of restaurant partners mostly across Washington DC and some in Chicago. Did the corona virus forced many to close in March it was. Friday and adding an aerial about there was first person to meet the announcement restaurants were closed I didn't know what to do after that and I think at techniques at from them or glass of wine. I think he just needs just whenever that mandate for that closed a lot of these restaurants. Happen. Yes went from sixty to two. To hear her. I mean that's our business right. The two started brainstorming ways to pick its new services to offer he let go of their entire. But nothing completely made up for the loss revenues in early April news of a possible lifeline the paycheck protection program. Mike should try to apply on the Small Business Administration web site but says the site kept crashing a few days later she applied with Bank of America where she has a personal banking account. But they came back to me and said hey if you don't have. Your business account here you can't apply for. So she applied where she had a business account. Needy federal she says that was in mid April they say the bank gas for additional info when the weeks that followed details they gate. But the work you do O says they still haven't gotten a definitive answer on their loan. Mice and allison's business is one of dozens of minority owned businesses we've heard from caritas still waiting a response on their application. Or they've been flat out denied. An analysis of federal data by interest group accountable dot US highlights similar circles nationwide. The results which have not been peer reviewed. Found that ten congressional districts with the highest percent of black residents received nearly thirteen billion dollars less in PPP funding. In the ten districts with the lowest percent of black residents my shin Allison remain hopeful. They believe there's a market for their business but this is it how they expected things ago. The service so we provide is the definition of in an age. It is maximizing resources that party exists. The good thing about it is is that we know that. The remote work industry is going to be growing its its market timing it's just he acted be able to withstand. The physical time where it might not be the most conducive environment up across the country. Alex for Shay ABC news. Thanks Alex navy federal where work issue applied for that PPP lomb says it made several attempts to contact the business for additional documentation. We've reached out directly to this business member to discuss her PPP home package and are awaiting a return call. Still lots to get to hear on ABC news funded deadly explosion at a Baltimore neighborhood the search for survivors. In the investigation into what caused all this destruction. Unrest after the elections in Belarus the stay at home mom turned presidential candidate how refusing to accept the results and the strong man. What's told his people to drink vodka to be coded. Now accused of rigging an election. And there's another heat wave building for large swathes of America. We'll tell you where but first our fleet of the day with so many concerned about election security in mail in ballots that news of problems with the Postal Service. They decided to tweak jokes. Welcome back take a look at that the nation the National Weather Service is warning of dangerous conditions in the nation's midsection take a look at these images a system is already producing 100 miles per hour winds in Iowa knocking down trees. And now these windy gusts going through the parking lot near Omaha large hail is another potential threat going into this evening. This is particularly dangerous situations happening at the same time of the classic August heat wave is setting in genders C is tracking it all forms he ginger. Lindsay would have storm already 112. Mile per hour winds on the nose of this to re challenger ratios just a long line of thunderstorms that blows out a lot of hands and have to be more than 250 miles to qualify I think this little end up doing it but southwest Michigan through Indiana. Now into Ohio back to all the way into Missouri and central Illinois still seeing a severe thunderstorm watches I anticipate those will start to extend east because brick easily seeing sixty mouth. And that qualifies it as a severe thunderstorm. We definitely side it they'd already produce more than 200 severe storm reports that means every got you see on the screen. Can knock out power lines take down trees we've seen a lot of action with this long line of storms. Anthony keep going tonight now here's the good news it loses the sun angle abet for the power will be dampened especially as we get close to sunset. Heat advisories in place it's funny and that's that's fueling these summer thunderstorms need that heat tomorrow little ruffle feel close to 100 Memphis went on to. Even northeast remember there still people without Haller. Since the last week since he's say yes we just got ours back. I think people feel like the ninety's it's not easy to get through. Day after day of the ninety's is special in the field lights are mid ninety's or even close to 100 still hoping for the bet. And hoping you stay cool Lindsay. Thank you ginger and still ahead here on prime this searing looking into the death of George Floyd newly released video shows the entire incident leading up to his arrest. And after he was detained. The new app promising protections for college students if they get sick with code that wound school. Com station on the asylum process and American alliance left some who used to make those decisions heartbroken. First a look at our top trending stories on abcnews.com. Yeah. From. From. In the six states and Puerto Rico or seeing increasing numbers a little in nineteen cases and wild 29 states plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico we are seeing an increasing number of debt and and a school's real but many are wondering for one thing. And how important is it to get news Latin in the classroom and how you balance that yes. Not zero risk but I would say you know would be low risk. Nine year old seemed revelers keys is proof that children are not immune to multi system inflammatory syndrome which has been linked to children have been tested positive for clothing nice. You spent nineteen days at a Miami hospital recovering from his mother says that her son's case is a reminder of the risks they need to be measured from intermediate school they need to answer yeah. I didn't decision he sent not meet me on the wall study children are not fat in items in here they aren't right. Oh. Economic impacts of the pandemic why would provide 400 dollars per week for the unemployed today white house Press Secretary Healy magazine asked when the average American would see some money from the I can't pinpoint timeline other animal be working around the clock and we encourage Democrats on the hill for not come back next secretary ammunition and thank you willing to review any proposal because the American people deserve better ending games and not partisanship easing from Nancy Pelosi and the humor and their Democrat colleagues from the states would have to pay 25% of the money as for the Warner by the Treasury Secretary said Ines and his aides would not be spending money since they have left over from federal aid money. Will there be eating the college football season. Be on the verge of banishing husband Howard find conferences and disgust when they head. It's going to be crazy didn't even did this week including a crazy week college loan and how you don't try to pull off. We're in the corner it's just gonna have been and what you do how do you control apple and they do little test positive that I think resident who may hang on liability. I think it's hanging go ahead of all these decision makers president. Tweeting now Ashe Jack we want applying sank student athletes have workers who are happiness he's in the hands of. Primary voting in Puerto Rico temporarily suspended due to lack of balance. The letter saying they were turned away from voting sites they need and received ballots late to Warren's never got them at all remember elections commission says voting will be seeing them and designs on Sunday. The governor bordering outlasted the commission singing parent next. Thousands of protesters are now scattered across the Miller risk capital of Minsk BC finally. And Europe's last dictator who claims another electoral victory from the secretary of state Mike Pompeo condemned the election and that's not free and fairness and urged the country's government. Praying for use of force against protesters who have taken to the streets only one person has died while hundreds have been injured. Boston company is offering call back in nineteen tuition in insurance for college students. And who contracted the virus while they're on campus according to the company sees no reason grad guards to wishing insurance will be providing refunds for housing. Activity fees and tuition at its loss to the student needs to withdraw from school. Welcome back for the first time we're seeing the moments leading up to the arrest of George Floyd newly released videos from the body cameras warm by two former Minneapolis officers. Are shedding new light into the death that set off protests around the world Marcus Moore has the latest and we do warn you. The new images are disturbing. Tonight a judge ordering that release of two body camera video George Floyd's arrest and death political the other hand there it was quote. Just seconds after approaching the vehicle and rookie officer Thomas lane pulls his gun and pointed at a noticeably startled and scared fooling. Even assuming believe me I'm not gonna see you step on the Oakland public. He hopes of millions who really he but. Or I'd thought ma okay. The other body can commercials officer Alexander teen explaining they were called to the Minneapolis convenience store over allegations Floyd used a fake twenty dollar bill. We're here recover comic democratic real. And hurdles and there. There was a brief struggle as the officers pushed the distraught Floyd into the back of a police vehicle and apparently. Seconds later Floyd is poured out the other side. That's when officer Derek Shelton would put his knee on Floyd's neck. Tonight children faces charges including second degree murder and manslaughter the three other officers at the scene each face aiding and abetting charges. The lives in these dramatic videos were entered into evidence as part of an effort. To have the charges against officer lane dropped they each run about thirty minutes long. And in one of the videos you can actually see lane trying to perform CPR on Floyd in the back of an ambulance as we know. Floyd later passed away and up all of this this entire incident started with a report. George Boyd allegedly using the fake twenty dollar bill at that convenience store in Minneapolis Lindsay. Our thanks to Marcus and tonight a family is prepared a file suit after newly released body cam shows police using quote scared straight tactics on an eight year old. With special needs. In this video the young boy was put in handcuffs and taken to jail after his school accused him of striking a teacher during an incident in Key West back in 2018. The video went viral after civil rights attorney Ben Kron posted an online. While we don't know the status of the case Key West police in a statement obtained by the Miami Herald say standard operating procedures were followed. An out of that deadly gas explosion in a Baltimore neighborhood shattering three homes firefighters searching the rest of the wreckage reports of children trapped in the rubble. One woman was killed at least six others injured her Rachel Scott has more. Tonight the search for survivors after a catastrophic gas explosion shook this Baltimore neighborhood leaving one woman dead. The call coming in just before 10 AM. It appears is that I have at least recalling that it completely excluded. And there in an area. Alison in my house in all lucky he was home. I saw the smoking and then when I got today. Three how we didn't collapse in each other. Firefighter digging through the rubble. Three children trapped in a glowing at this dark. Rushing at least six to the hospital group of grant immediate throughout the night in as long it takes. We're trying to reach an and we hope through every area to determine if they are anything them. And officials some Levy investigation into what caused this what happened in the early stages and that they won't be able to access the gas line under all that debris. Until that search is over. When think. Our thanks to Rachel signing -- old American Idol fame is now recovering from surgery after he broke his back riding an electric bicycle. Jackson is now raising new questions about. America's Got Talent Simon callow was recovering from a terrible. A rep for the star telling ABC news that the fall from his bike happened -- he was testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu with his family. Powell taken to the hospital and undergoing surgery for his injuries a source tells People Magazine that he had a number of fusion and metal raw put into his back the music mogul known for his tough reviews of performers are. And sharing a glowing review for the medical professionals that help them saying a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors some of the nicest people I have ever Matt. The accident renewing safety concerns as. One shelf says sales have increased nearly 300%. Year over year during the pandemic. And experts believe the motorized vehicles are giving people some much needed fresh air as they stay away from public transit. Phoenix based like Turkey bikes as head to increase production after a massive unexpected spike in sales. So ever since you know coded can't we seen a massive increase in demand Yahoo!. Birds up over a 140%. Of growth in our sales. But that also means new first time users are riding an. I often have more power and obviously a bite out of motor. And so it is a different still than just riding a bike. Experts say have a checklist before getting on anybody checking your air pressure the brakes and the chains and don't just jump on the bike learn about its features something Carol supports the tweeting to his fans Sunday. Some good advice if you buy an electric trail bike read the manual before you righted for the first time. And don't just. Jump on your new. Offer them right now. Gee nobody does ABC news New York. Yes certainly pays to read that manual first our thanks to geo and switch figures out today are facing the largest migration disaster in history. With some seventy million refugees worldwide for the last eighty years the United States has taken in refugees not just due to a legal obligation but a moral one. Since president trump took office there's been a near shot down of the asylum process prompting one asylum officer and union shop Steward took a Washington Post opinion column titled. The US hired me to protect refugees. Now it tells me to abandon them joining us now is the author Jason marks an asylum training officer and union shop Steward. Jason thanks so much for your time. I'm glad to be here Lindsay to you for having me today so you run in the Washington Post that America has abandoned its promise to protect the most. Vulnerable. How self. So yeah so so basically we're refugee protection. It's American as apple and its student actions this out burger or identities before our founding. The pilgrims sense most people know. Wing religious persecution. Are safe haven in the United States. And really since the end of World War II. News spirit of the global effort to resettle refugees. Robinson's 1980 in particular. When the refugee act was out of our legal framework for protecting people. It's out of who they are where they were ordered. I would it looks Beers Bob American presidencies have. Under American presidents we. I admitted more refugees and the rest of the world combines. So we have international didn't US legal obligations protects the world's most horrible folks refugees are friends. We also have a moral responsibility does earlier suggestions that hovered over identity aren't going backs before the rest the world looks to us to provide a refugee protection. And it's we have abandoned rules 2000 started beginning in 2000. And since January 2017. And as you are stating Harrier trump administration has clamped down significantly on the immigration process. Starting initially with the travel plant banned from. Mainly Muslim countries and putting in place what it's called extreme vetting describe what that means in terms of refugees and others Seeking Asylum. The first media travel ban did it was it was implemented. What did a few days that the administration taking office. Immediately the refugees this program was grounded. My colleagues and our word literally grounded some sort overseas trips to. In her you wouldn't bet refugees around the world's. It it'd be implemented a bar. It's. Of subsequent from seven different Bergamo in Muslim majority countries. Are added essentially grounded the overseas program. And to solve what would that is. Short stuff it started the process of implementing emergency you ever secret. Extreme measures that it didn't elaborate these chase folks aren't certain countries hold seemingly indefinitely. Battery wears and wears a burger you will help people who live in the process otherwise would have been looted didn't settle its. We're still seeing a steady thousands of people in that. Portable refugee arbiter still held up there have been interviewed and Bennett years and years ago prior you do have gotten. Oh. Aren't and then as we move forward. Is. She means you don't nineteen. We saw administration should it is furtherance or implement us here. At the border that have made it now it nearly impossible. For people seek protection and protection of United States. Would you say that those who are seeking that protection it's basically equal opportunity across the board or. Have people from black and brown communities been impacted at a larger rate. Say that maybe they impact people across the borders. Put just it. Did have sex date except the impact bull a collar around the world. Just because that the proceedings under the united states of more recent times. Are predominantly from Central America and northern triangle Guatemala Honduras Salvador. About a massive refugee crisis. Is absurd. Actually the MS thirteen and jeans yeah Egypt just unleash terror on those communities. Are the only option those so many of those folks he is streets you the United States to seek refuge. And then you know around the world particularly the Syrian and poorer. Each shirt Pete. Barges mass migration crisis really in the history but world. Syrian war really was also bet and most of those folks. Obviously you're coming from Syria are Muslim and from the Arab world so dubious to these policies and Fair Oaks color more so. Really they wouldn't hurt anybody now trying to completed its it. And of course triggers a representative of your union you and other members have taken action and spoken out what is compelled you to do so. So a lot of my colleagues and I we you know we we have been goats. Do we all swear in of the constitution don't hold our law. And those of us stronger this worker enters certain groups here typical civil servants. A lot of folks are this work with a passion orders for refugee protection. And bad. And so we're we we saw the trial opened in our colleagues and we're. Distraught police are that are our entire program archer being undermined our store mission being undermined. And you know our union who represents. These votes or do news work was average members impact on their work. Are we we felt obligated we're all bearing witness to what is happening and we stop the new arbor we. I imagine there's some urgency some kind of hair on fire in this moment is that act. Yes I'm. Yet yes Lindsay it really is a herald our homeland there's really urgent as you like to get this message. You mentioned Newton shouldn't you tell the story. You know a government employee and it's not speech didn't. Leave but in my leading to beat. I speak on behalf of my colleagues in who represent who. You know they're for the last almost forty years just didn't blow after blow to what we do our stake in its whole and so. And since its days Jason just give me a sense it why should people who are at home. Feel alarmed at this moment. So people at home she still army terrorists were on the brakes. Let's America no longer being in the America in the refugee protection business actually. We 2007 seeing as I mentioned it started the troubled man and Pittsburgh restaurants. A few different policies I don't like to mention that were implemented over the last couple years it really four star. Members are Robert Morris a gross. Do interviews that essentially. Results in people being either deported to Guatemala where they're extremely vulnerable. Or being forced to wait and Mexico where they've been DuPont cartels and gangs. And our members who want and doing these interviews. And a lot of sand in these situations. Annan's. People are outraged is all being done on behalf of the American people in their name is part of US Rupert should service. It's these kids these policies continue to go on show us. You know we're basically get as he the end of this mission that's been Barnicle had been saved millions of its. 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