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Radio at War
FAMILY AT A RV SALES LOT - 1
To check out a new motorhome, a family is driven in a golf cart by a RV salesman.
Speed boat on river crossing under bridge, aerial
Aerial footage of speed boat on river crossing under bridge
USA: CAR FIRE STARTS BRUSH FIRE
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0013 IN_TIME: 04:06:48 - 07:40:16 - 10:22:58 // 13:20:43 LENGTH: 01:09 SOURCES: ABC RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat XFA A car fire on a California highway has started the year's first major brush fire in the United States, destroying expensive homes and forcing the evacuation of several communities. By daybreak the brush fire had moved into the small community of Alpine, thirty miles (50 kilometres) east of San Diego. Fanned by 65 mile-per-hour (100 kilometer-an-hour) winds, flames quickly consumed several homes. Authorities say the blaze has spread up to eight thousand acres now. Hundreds of fire fighters were brought in to fight the fire from the air and the ground. They created fire breaks to try to save this trailer park. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's coming right down the hill now....all of us live in this R-V (motor home) park and we are concerned about how close it's going to get" SUPER CAPTION: Patricia Harris, Resident of Alpine Many residents were evacuated, some spent the morning trying to get their most precious possessions and animals to safety. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It was extremely smoky, you couldn't see and we were concerned for our animals, we tried to get all our animals together and pick up whatever belongings we could take with us." SUPER CAPTION: George Vaneck, Resident of Alpine Some had lived through the same nightmare before. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I lost my house in 1970, exactly the same way, on the same property" SUPER CAPTION: George Vaneck, Resident of Alpine Authorities say a car fire started the fire and circumstances could not have been worse. Fueled by high winds and low humidity the flames quickly spread through the dry brush. State fire officials have called in reinforcements from other parts of California to give local crews a chance to rest. Officials say at this point they don't know when they'll have it under control. It's only about ten percent contained. SHOTLIST: Alpine, California, U.S. - January 3, 2001 Evening shots 1. Various aerials of burning houses 2. House on fire Day shots 3. Various of emergency services 4. Plane spraying powder to stop fire 5. Firemen lighting fire breaks 6. Aerial shot of flames 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Patricia Harris, Resident of Alpine 8. Old woman looking confused 9. Goats in back of pickup 10. Horses being ridden out of danger 11. Mule loaded into horse box 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) George Vaneck, Resident of Alpine Night shots 13. Various of fires Day shot 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) George Vaneck, Resident of Alpine Night shots 15. Various of fires?
CONTEMPORARY STOCK FOOTAGE
NEWSFEED 8/7-9/05, SNIPER, COURTROOM, RUMSFELD, DELAY, MOTOR HOMES, MILITARY FUNERAL, BRITISH-ISLAMIC TERRORIST, TYPHOONS, GAS PRICES;DX EXT cu doorstep, apt. complex (?);DX EXT var shots of gas station signs showing the rising prices; Courtroom sketches from John Gotti Jr. trial;INT bits of Tom Delay speaking about immigration, EXT immigrant workers, train, more of Delay, cop car, arrested immigrants;DX EXT burst water main shoots water high up into the air, pan to fire engines, aerial burst water pipes;DX EXT UN trucks in Gaza; DX EXT IAEA bldg, woman exits bldg, sign for IAEA, T/H woman holds briefing on Iranian conversion facility; DX EXT men in boat pay tribute to Civil War ship Hunley by sprinkling ashes (?) into sea;INT Iowa State Cyclone heads hold briefing about recruits;DX EXT Spanish news report on guerrilla leader showing himself;DX EXT skydivers land on ground, news report on diver who died, many divers coming in on chutes;INT stills of victims killed in plane crash, crash site (no debris, just cops)INT parents lead their kids around school, girl with backpack;DX EXT Taiwanese news report on floods during typhoon--small station bug on top corner;EXT Gov. Pataki gives speech on candidate Pirro, Pataki signs bill in front of group of kids,DX EXT run-down home of runaway teen; DX EXT NY--hazy weather, peds walking in street, var shots of maps showing gas dispersal tests, T/H man, 50's;NX EXT sign for 'Lennon' musical, clips from play, interview w/actor and actress from play, more clips;DX EXT huge motorcycle rally, sign 'welcome riders';DX EXT soldiers salute flag-draped coffin as it is carried in hearse, ws church, kid holds US flag as motorcade passes by; INT T/H lawyer discusses recent highway shooting case, sleazy-looking suspect in court; DX EXT Grady Memorial Hospital, T/H black man recalls student's death; STILLS of deceased soldier, T/H pastor, Cavalry Baptist Church, T/H young woman recalls dead soldier;INT Att. Gen. Gonzales speaks in support of death penalty, US supreme court justices;DX EXT aerial over small plane wreckage in Big Bear, bodies covered up, chopper reporter talks over images;DX EXT Sturgis motorcycle festival, lots of people on motorcycles, biker w/Viking helmet;DX EXT var shots of rural home where murder took place, T/H cop, INT woman interviewed while cutting other woman's hair;INT Donald Rumsfeld gives briefing about Iraq War;INT sniper suspect McCoy pleads guilty in courtroom (take a look at him and you'll know why...).INT creepy sniper breaks down in tears as he reads a statement; DX EXT aerial of one of McCoy's crime scenes--many cop cars on highway, traffic backed up for miles;Photo of victim in courthouse shooting, suspect mug shot, suspect's car;DX EXT limo outside church where Jim Kelly's son's funeral is taking place, T/H bearded man;DX EXT RV park, INT luxury RV--this guy has big-screen, nice sink, bathroom--all his RV;DX EXT British-Islamic terrorist makes anti-western statement holding a gun, muslim text crawls throughout screen;
Interstate Highways in United States; Recreation and RV vacations in the 1970s; Grand Ole Opry House
An RV motor home tows a vehicle with bikes loaded onto it. Nettles Island, Florida. Children play on swings and play area, and enjoy horseback riding. Children on a water slide. Signs of campgrounds for motor homes and recreation vehicles. A woman sings and plays a guitar in a bus as it moves on a highway. The bus driver steering. A gasoline tanker truck and cars on a highway. RV camper arrives at Ryman Auditorium, at 116 5th Avenue North, in Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Grand Ole Opry House. Woman exits the RV camper and walks into the building. A sign outside reads "WSM Grand Ole Opry." People lined up outside the building to get tickets or tour. An African American man walks by the people in line on the sidewalk. Location: United States USA. Date: 1974.
FMCA ANNUAL CONVENTION (1980)
FAMILY MOTOR COACH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION.
Coronavirus -- Reopening of campsites in Metz
Grand Est
FAMILY AT A RV SALES LOT - 2
A RV salesman shows a family a travel trailer.
ANTIQUE RV (6/14/1993)
FEATURE PIECE ON A MAN WHO OWNS AN ANTIQUE MOTOR HOME.
US Storm
AP-APTN-2330: US Storm Thursday, 30 August 2012 STORY:US Storm- People moved away as Isaac causes flooding in parts of Louisiana LENGTH: 03:17 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 856706 DATELINE: Louisiana - 28/30 Aug 2012 LENGTH: 03:17 SHOTLIST Jean LaFitte, Louisiana - 30 August 1. Highway exit to LaFitte, Louisiana with police vehicles on road 2. Wide of water flowing over low lying areas of road 3. Man wearing "waders" walking around house talking on phone 4. Wide of flooded street 5. Mid of couple going into house as flood waters reach back door 6. Wide of man walking through water 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Fortunato, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman "If somebody is in one of those homes down in lower LaFitte and they have no way of contacting us for us to deploy some units into that area or some watercraft into that area, that's going to be the major issue because they have no means of communication. Phone lines are down, electricity is down, phone lines are inoperable, a lot of cellular service down here is basically non-existent. So, we're facing some serious problems." 8. Various of vehicles going through water 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Terry Percle, Crown Point Louisiana Resident: "It was bad from actually two days ago. The wind started real bad we had trees falling down all over. A tree fell on top of my RV, fell on top of my garage, that started it. Then the water started about 12, 12:30 last night. And I woke my kids up and said 'we're going to have to get out because we're starting to take in water.' 10. Mid of Percle talking to neighbour holding rope attached to canoe 11. Close up of Percle's boots in the water 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Adrien Pellegalle, LaFitte, Louisiana Resident: "We've never flooded this bad. My kids actually stayed with their grandmother figuring they'd be able to play in the water. And, it's very bad and right now we're trying to get back there to get them." 13. Mid of flooded street Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana - 28 August 14. Wide of motor boat going out into flood waters 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Natasha Morgan, Plaquemines Parish resident: "I felt a little water on my feet and then I stepped and it was probably up a little bit above my ankles, and, as soon as it was up to my ankles, all the sudden the water started gushing in, you heard things falling. Went upstairs and the water slowly came up and I remember my mom saying that if the water got to just below the second story that everything would be 'ok.' And the next thing I knew we were getting the cats together." 16. Wide of flooded house SOUNDBITE: (English) Natasha Morgan, Plaquemines Parish resident: "Some family members who live in St. Bernard came and got us. And then we went and took showers and then we're back just hoping to get back in and salvage whatever we can salvage." 17. Wide of levee STORYLINE Thousands of Louisiana residents were evacuated on Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane about 19 hours after making landfall, hovered over the state for a third day. More than a foot of additional rain forced authorities to hurriedly evacuate areas ahead of the storm and rescue hundreds of people who could not escape as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighbourhoods. Hundreds of homes, perhaps more, were underwater, thousands of people were staying at shelters and half of the state was without power. About 500 people had to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles, and at least two people were killed. The huge spiral weather system weakened to a tropical depression as it crawled inland, but it caught many places off guard by following a meandering, unpredictable path. The storm's excruciatingly slow movement meant that Isaac practically parked over low-lying towns and threw off great sheets of water for hours. "It was bad from actually two days ago," said Crown Point resident Terry Percle on Thursday. "The wind started real bad we had trees falling down all over. A tree fell on top of my RV, fell on top of my garage, that started it. Then the water started about 12, 12:30 last night. And I woke my kids up and said 'we're going to have to get out because we're starting to take in water.' In LaFitte, streets and houses were flooded and authorities said they were facing "serious problems". "If somebody is in one of those homes down in lower LaFitte and they have no way of contacting us for us to deploy some units into that area or some watercraft into that area, that's going to be the major issue because they have no means of communication. Phone lines are down, electricity is down, phone lines are inoperable, a lot of cellular service down here is basically non-existent," said John Fortunato, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman. One resident, who was attempting to return to her children, said she had the area had "never flooded this bad." In Plaquemines Parish, crews intentionally breached a levee that was strained by Isaac's floodwaters, which is outside the federal levee system. Residents were rescued as flood waters invaded their homes. "Some family members who live in St. Bernard came and got us," said Plaquemines Parish resident Natasha Morgan. "We're back just hoping to get back in and salvage whatever we can salvage," she added. Since the storm arrived in the US the first two fatalities were a tow truck driver hit by a tree that fell on his vehicle in Picayune, Mississippi and a man who fell from a tree while helping friends move a vehicle. More than 900,000 homes and businesses around the state - about 47 percent of all consumers - were without power Thursday. The damage may not be done. Waters continue to rise and a dam at a lake near the Louisiana-Mississippi border is under a lot of pressure as Isaac moves into Arkansas. Forecasters expect Isaac to move farther inland over the next several days, dumping rain on drought-stricken states across the nation's midsection before finally breaking up over the weekend. Isaac came ashore late on Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 miles per hour winds near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It drove a wall of water nearly eleven feet high inland. 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TRAGEDY IN TUCSON / OBAMA AT MEMORIAL SERVICE / HEAD ON P2
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Memorial Service at the University of Arizona for the victims of Saturday's shooting. BROLL 19:48:19 WS includes Eric Holder and Jan Brewer in crowd 19:51:40 WS Pelosi in crowd 19:55:53 WS Holder talking w/Sandra Da O'Conner and someone else 19:56:42 WS McCain and Cindy 20:01:48 The Obamas arrive, hug 2 ppl before take seats 20:03:54 WS of band playing music 20:04:58 MS of band playing music REMARKS 20:06:02 Man comes to podium 20:06:09 welcome, let me start in a traditional way by introducing myself Carlos Consades. Mexican on mother's side. Father's side Yachi 20:07:14 Fortunate enough to teach at this university, permission of elders to say blessings 20:08:05 to come back and teach students at this institution, with that I would like to start the blessing. 20:08:23 for those of you that know the traditional blessing please feel free 20:08:36 starts blessing. 20:14:07 blessing ends, applause ROBERT SHELTON 20:14:19 Dr. Robert Shelton, University of AZ. 20:14:34 good evening, on behalf of faculty, staff and students of university of AZ here in Tucson AZ, I am privileged to welcome you together we thrive Tucson and America. Our thanks to dr. Carlos Gonzales for offering tonight's blessing. 20:15:11 we shall now be led in a national anthem by the Tucson symphony orchestra. 20:15:35 National anthem starts 20:16:55 anthem ends, applause. 20:17:02 Shelton: please be seated. Tonight we have gathered here as a community to mourn a tragic and senseless loss. here to try in a small way to bring comfort to those whose lives have been forever changed by act so heinous impossible to comprehend 20:17:39 no one who lives here was untouched by events last Saturday. ppl ask how could this happen? how could happen here in our town and to ppl so loved and so admired. one of the characteristics that struck me about Tucson's uniqueness is how such vast metropolitan area could function so much like a small college town. 20:18:28 it is in the truest and best sense of word and community where ppl know and care about each other. the university of az sits in middle of that community by hosting this ceremony hope we can begin process of healing. tonight we have a chance to pray for those wounded, remember those lost and reaffirm our commitment to each other. 20:19:10 rep giffords is a good friend of mine as she is of almost everyone in this community. this attack on her and on her constituents our neighbors our friends has changed us all. question is whether that change will make us angry and afraid or inspire to more sensible and caring world. 20:20:02 Tucson is a city that is unique for diversity and passion that so many of you would come out tonight speaks to our unity of spirit and desire to stand by friends and neighbors in this time of great need. 20:20:31 our society has many serious challenges, but also great leadership to help us through these difficult times. many of those leaders are here tonight to offer us their support. to offer their support to the families and friends so tragically affected by events of last Saturday 20:21:10 among heroes was one of our own students, Daniel Hernandez jr. (applause) 20:21:29 camera shows Hernandez. 20:21:56 showed extraordinary poise at most difficult moment, he is here tonight. please welcome Emily Fritzy and Daniel Hernandez jr. EMILY FRITZY (student) 20:22:17 Hernandez walks on stage. 20:22:28 Emily speaks: I would like to start by expressing gratitude to guests for coming tonight to show support to families and friends affected by events this weekend 20:22:51 uplifting to see everyone tonight and witness outpouring of support from all of you. take a moment and recognize victims were attending event to participate in democratic process, this process gabby loves so dearly and spent most of life serving 20:23:26 I've had opportunity to interact w/her as an intern and gained appreciation for public service in most genuine form. need to continue to be devoted public servants and citizens. on Saturday violence reared its ugly head to silence our voice in govt but our community will not be silenced and our rep will not be silenced 20:24:21 one of most impressive of this spirit is my friend standing next to me Daniel Hernandez. as someone who knew him before as a friend I was not surprised to hear his actions and selfless courage. exemplifies spirit of youth...only representation of many who stepped up and took action. in all of us in potential...to rise up when called to do so. 20:25:19 with great honor that I introduce to you my fellow student and dear friend to say a few words DANIEL HERNANDEZ (hero intern) 20:25:33 Hernandez speaks: thank you thank you (lots of applause) 20:25:44 I'd like to start by thanking Emily but also out of many one, one thing we've learned is we've come together. On Saturday we all became Arizonans and above all we all became Americans. despite horrific actions where so many lost we saw glimmers of hope, come from ppl who are real heroes. 20:26:30 I appreciate sentiment but must reject...I am not one. People who are heroes are Gabby, first responders, Ron barber, dr. Rhee who did amazing job at making sure gabby ok and these injured are being treated to best of our ability. 20:27:21 all come together to realize w4e are all together, we are all a family we are all Americans the real heroes are ppl who dedicated lives to public service....being a staffer, they are the ppl we should be honoring and should keep in thoughts and prayers... ROBERT SHELTON 20:28:10 these 2 young students are examples of why I'm so proud of this university. they should give all of us a great sense of hope for our future. thank you Daniel, thank you Emily. honored to bring leader of our state, great leadership, pls welcome gov of state Jan Brewer. JAN BREWER 20:29:15 Brewer enters, shakes hands. 20:29:24 thank you and thank you president Shelton. first let me say again Daniel for your very uncommon courage that likely saved gabby giffords life. mr president on behalf of ppl of state I thank you for coming today to help us with our healing. 20:30:20 in the aftermath of Saturday your words have been source of comfort and strength to every Arizonians. America grieves with us, stands ready to join neighbors in mourning loss beyond measure. no way to measure what we lost this past Saturday a day that began as a warm az morning, neighbors grocery shopping, gathering to meet congress woman see her smile all of us know so well 20:31:17 no way to...no way to quantify the loss of a fine public servant like judge john roll. no way to measure depths of good ppl, parents and grandparents like stoddard, Norris (and names someone else), 20:32:04 Gabe Zimmerman also killed was only 30 yrs old, soon to be married devoted to social work. there is no measure in the idea that void someone like Gabe leaves again. 20:32:48 born on another day of unparalleled sadness Christina was only 9 years old, new member of student council at school loved ballet swimming and baseball never know what she might have become. can't imagine families are feeling nor pain of wounded who are still struggling. 20:33:27 didn't just take 6 lives it pierced our sense of well being, raised questions of which we can make no sense and answers that won't come soon, az is united in a mission of recovery. this state bound together by prayer in action and hope and fate won't be shredded by one mad mans act of darkness. 20:34:16 we have come to understand aided by your presence that we are being lifted up by your thoughts and prayers, I know az every corner, go forward together rejoicing in hope, forward unbending and unbowed. it is a way which is plain, peaceful generous and just. Lincoln quote. may God bless all the victims, families and those suffering, those who serve us in cause of freedom and injustice. may he bless you and your families and bless and protect the united states of America. ROBERT SHELTON 20:35:42 confronting the challenges to nation's security is enormous undertaking. please welcome back to az our former governor and secy of homeland security Janet Napolitano. JANET NAPOLITANO 20:36:18 Napolitano walks on stage. 20:36:53 we know we know that the violence that occurred Saturday doesn't represent this community, state or country. at these times words can fail us so let us listen instead to the words of the old testament. and I will provide a reading now. 20:37:43 reads bible verse. 20:39:33 prayer ends, she leaves/ ROBERT SHELTON 20:39:40 Thank you secretary Napolitano. I am honored now to introduce the leader of justice he is our nation's...pls welcome Eric holder. ERIC HOLDER 20:40:29 Holder: like Janet I will read words far beyond any I might employ. Reading from second letter of Paul to Corinthians. 20:40:53 Reads bible verse. 20:42:17 prayer ends. ROBERT SHELTON 20:42:20 I think you can see by those who are in the program and by the dignitaries and elected officials in the audience how deeply terrible events effected our country last Saturday. honored to have leader of our great nation with us here tonight. we are obviously saddened by the circumstances that brought them here but comforted by their compassion and inspired by determination to ... 20:43:36 blessed by presidents who at personal sacrifice step forward to lead us to better futures and greater hope, assumed presidency at perilous time in our history, fortunate to have someone w/his...to lead us forward. PRESIDENT OBAMA 20:44:09 Obama walks on stage. 20:44:55 To the families of those we've lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow. 20:45:40 There is nothing I can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your hearts. But know this: the hopes of a nation are here tonight. We mourn with you for the fallen. We join you in your grief. And we add our faith to yours that Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other living victims of this tragedy pull through. 20:46:35 As Scripture tells us: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 20:47:02 On Saturday morning, Gabby, her staff, and many of her constituents gathered outside a supermarket to exercise their right to peaceful assembly and free speech. They were fulfilling a central tenet of the democracy envisioned by our founders - representatives of the people answering to their constituents, so as to carry their concerns to our nation's capital. 20:47:47 Gabby called it "Congress on Your Corner" - just an updated version of government of and by and for the people. 20:48:07 That is the quintessentially American scene that was shattered by a gunman's bullets. And the six people who lost their lives on Saturday - they too represented what is best in America. 20:8:31 Judge John Roll served our legal system for nearly 40 years. A graduate of this university and its law school, Judge Roll was recommended for the federal bench by John McCain twenty years ago, 20:49:10 appointed by President George H.W. Bush, and rose to become Arizona's chief federal judge. His colleagues described him as the hardest-working judge within the Ninth Circuit. He was on his way back from attending Mass, as he did every day, when he decided to stop by and say hi to his Representative. John is survived by his loving wife, Maureen, his three sons, and his five grandchildren. 20:49:57 George and Dorothy Morris - "Dot" to her friends - were high school sweethearts who got married and had two daughters. They did everything together, traveling the open road in their RV, enjoying what their friends called a 50-year honeymoon. Saturday morning, they went by the Safeway to hear what their Congresswoman had to say. When gunfire rang out, George, a former Marine, instinctively tried to shield his wife. Both were shot. Dot passed away. 20:50:50 A New Jersey native, Phyllis Schneck retired to Tucson to beat the snow. But in the summer, she would return East, where her world revolved around her 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 year-old great-granddaughter. A gifted quilter, she'd often work under her favorite tree, or sometimes sew aprons with the logos of the Jets and the Giants to give out at the church where she volunteered. A Republican, she took a liking to Gabby, and wanted to get to know her better. 20:51:41 Dorwan and Mavy Stoddard grew up in Tucson together - about seventy years ago. They moved apart and started their own respective families, but after both were widowed they found their way back here, to, as one of Mavy's daughters put it, "be boyfriend and girlfriend again." When they weren't out on the road in their motor home, you could find them just up the road, helping folks in need at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ. 20:52:17 A retired construction worker, Dorwan spent his spare time fixing up the church along with their dog, Tux. His final act of selflessness was to dive on top of his wife, sacrificing his life for hers. 20:52:45 Everything Gabe Zimmerman did, he did with passion - but his true passion was people. As Gabby's outreach director, he made the cares of thousands of her constituents his own, seeing to it that seniors got the Medicare benefits they had earned, that veterans got the medals and care they deserved, that government was working for ordinary folks. 20:53:20 He died doing what he loved - talking with people and seeing how he could help. Gabe is survived by his parents, Ross and Emily, his brother, Ben, and his fiancée, Kelly, who he planned to marry next year. 20:53:49 And then there is nine year-old Christina Taylor Green. Christina was an A student, a dancer, a gymnast, and a swimmer. She often proclaimed that she wanted to be the first woman to play in the major leagues, and as the only girl on her Little League team, no one put it past her. 20:54:22 She showed an appreciation for life uncommon for a girl her age, and would remind her mother, "We are so blessed. We have the best life." And she'd pay those blessings back by participating in a charity that helped children who were less fortunate. 20:54:47 Our hearts are broken by their sudden passing. Our hearts are broken - and yet, our hearts also have reason for fullness. 20:55:00 Our hearts are full of hope and thanks for the 13 Americans who survived the shooting, including the congresswoman many of them went to see on Saturday. I have just come from the University Medical Center, just a mile from here, where our friend Gabby courageously fights to recover even as we speak. 20:55:50 GABBY OPENED HER EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME, gabby opened our eyes so I can tell you she knows we are here she knows we love her she knows we are there for her through what is undoubtedly a difficult journey. And I can tell you this - she knows we're here and she knows we love her and she knows that we will be rooting for her throughout what will be a difficult journey. 20:56:56 And our hearts are full of gratitude for those who saved others. We are grateful for Daniel Hernandez, a volunteer in Gabby's office who ran through the chaos to minister to his boss, tending to her wounds to keep her alive. 20:57:30 President applauds Hernandez 20:57:47 We are grateful for the men who tackled the gunman as he stopped to reload. 20:58:07 President applauds 20:58:38 We are grateful for a petite 61 year-old, Patricia Maisch, who wrestled away the killer's ammunition, undoubtedly saving some lives. 20:58:57 President applauds her 20:59:22 And we are grateful for the doctors and nurses and emergency medics who worked wonders to heal those who'd been hurt. 20:59:35 President applauds doctors 21:00:05 These men and women remind us that heroism is found not only on the fields of battle. They remind us that heroism does not require special training or physical strength. Heroism is here, all around us, in the hearts of so many of our fellow citizens, just waiting to be summoned - as it was on Saturday morning. 21:00:41 Their actions, their selflessness, also pose a challenge to each of us. It raises the question of what, beyond the prayers and expressions of concern, is required of us going forward. How can we honor the fallen? How can we be true to their memory? 21:01:17 You see, when a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to demand explanations - to try to impose some order on the chaos, and make sense out of that which seems senseless. 21:01:38 Already we've seen a national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these killings, but about everything from the merits of gun safety laws to the adequacy of our mental health systems. 21:02:00 Much of this process, of debating what might be done to prevent such tragedies in the future, is an essential ingredient in our exercise of self-government. 21:02:17 But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds. 21:03:10 Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, "when I looked for light, then came darkness." Bad things happen, and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath. 21:03:41 For the truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man's mind. 21:04:03 So yes, we must examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future. 21:04:34 But what we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. That we cannot do. That we cannot do. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. 21:05:51 After all, that's what most of us do when we lose someone in our family - especially if the loss is unexpected. We're shaken from our routines, and forced to look inward. We reflect on the past. Did we spend enough time with an aging parent, we wonder. 21:06:21 Did we express our gratitude for all the sacrifices they made for us? Did we tell a spouse just how desperately we loved them, not just once in awhile but every single day? 21:06:39 So sudden loss causes us to look backward - but it also forces us to look forward, to reflect on the present and the future, on the manner in which we live our lives and nurture our relationships with those who are still with us. We may ask ourselves if we've shown enough kindness and generosity and compassion to the people in our lives. 21:07:24 Perhaps we question whether we are doing right by our children, or our community, and whether our priorities are in order. We recognize our own mortality, and are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame - but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others. 21:08:19 That process of reflection, of making sure we align our values with our actions - that, I believe, is what a tragedy like this requires. For those who were harmed, those who were killed - they are part of our family, an American family 300 million strong. We may not have known them personally, but we surely see ourselves in them. 21:09:02 In George and Dot, in Dorwan and Mavy, we sense the abiding love we have for our own husbands, our own wives, our own life partners. Phyllis - she's our mom or grandma; Gabe our brother or son. In Judge Roll, we recognize not only a man who prized his family and doing his job well, but also a man who embodied America's fidelity to the law. 21:09:45 In Gabby, we see a reflection of our public spiritedness, that desire to participate in that sometimes frustrating, sometimes contentious, but always necessary and never-ending process to form a more perfect union. 21:10:19 And in Christina.in Christina we see all of our children. So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic. So deserving of our love. 21:10:44 And so deserving of our good example. If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. 21:11:12 Let's make sure it's not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle. 21:11:25 The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives - to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. 21:11:41 And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let's remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud. 21:12:50 It should be because we want to live up to the example of public servants like John Roll and Gabby Giffords, who knew first and foremost that we are all Americans, and that we can question each other's ideas without questioning each other's love of country, and that our task, working together, is to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American dream to future generations. 21:13:24 They believed and I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here - they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. 21:13:55 I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us. 21:14:19 That's what I believe, in part because that's what a child like Christina Taylor Green believed. Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation's future. 21:15:00 She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted. 21:15:34 I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it. All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations. (lots of applause) 21:16:50 This has already been mentioned, Christina was given to us on September 11th, 2001, one of 50 babies born that day to be pictured in a book called "Faces of Hope." On either side of her photo in that book were simple wishes for a child's life. "I hope you help those in need," read one. "I hope you know all of the words to the National Anthem and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles." 21:17:41 If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today. And here on this Earth, here on this earth we place our hands over our hearts, and commit ourselves as Americans to forging a country that is forever worthy of her gentle, happy spirit. 21:18:11 May God bless and keep those we've lost in restful and eternal peace. May He love and watch over the survivors. And may He bless the United States of America. ROBERT SHELTON 21:19:50 Thank you. thank you president Obama for your remarkable inspiring words, claps for Obama. Room stands in ovation to Obama. 21:20:41 I also thank all of the speakers here tonight as well as federal, local and state leaders who have come to lend their support. This time I invite everyone here and those watching to join together in a moment of silence and then a musical selection 21:21:19 moment of silence starts. 21:21:51 Music starts 21:24:46 I no conclude the program tonight by reading a poem by Poet Lauriat Merman titled To the New Year. 21:27:21 Obama leaves, service is over.
ENGLISH MOTORISTS START RV FAD
English motorists give birth to the modern-day RV craze as they hitch bungalow trailers to their vehicles and travel the countryside.
TRAGEDY IN TUCSON / OBAMA AT MEMORIAL SERVICE / HEAD ON P1
President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Memorial Service at the University of Arizona for the victims of Saturday's shooting. BROLL 19:48:19 WS includes Eric Holder and Jan Brewer in crowd 19:51:40 WS Pelosi in crowd 19:55:53 WS Holder talking w/Sandra Da O'Conner and someone else 19:56:42 WS McCain and Cindy 20:01:48 The Obamas arrive, hug 2 ppl before take seats 20:03:54 WS of band playing music 20:04:58 MS of band playing music REMARKS 20:06:02 Man comes to podium 20:06:09 welcome, let me start in a traditional way by introducing myself Carlos Consades. Mexican on mother's side. Father's side Yachi 20:07:14 Fortunate enough to teach at this university, permission of elders to say blessings 20:08:05 to come back and teach students at this institution, with that I would like to start the blessing. 20:08:23 for those of you that know the traditional blessing please feel free 20:08:36 starts blessing. 20:14:07 blessing ends, applause ROBERT SHELTON 20:14:19 Dr. Robert Shelton, University of AZ. 20:14:34 good evening, on behalf of faculty, staff and students of university of AZ here in Tucson AZ, I am privileged to welcome you together we thrive Tucson and America. Our thanks to dr. Carlos Gonzales for offering tonight's blessing. 20:15:11 we shall now be led in a national anthem by the Tucson symphony orchestra. 20:15:35 National anthem starts 20:16:55 anthem ends, applause. 20:17:02 Shelton: please be seated. Tonight we have gathered here as a community to mourn a tragic and senseless loss. here to try in a small way to bring comfort to those whose lives have been forever changed by act so heinous impossible to comprehend 20:17:39 no one who lives here was untouched by events last Saturday. ppl ask how could this happen? how could happen here in our town and to ppl so loved and so admired. one of the characteristics that struck me about Tucson's uniqueness is how such vast metropolitan area could function so much like a small college town. 20:18:28 it is in the truest and best sense of word and community where ppl know and care about each other. the university of az sits in middle of that community by hosting this ceremony hope we can begin process of healing. tonight we have a chance to pray for those wounded, remember those lost and reaffirm our commitment to each other. 20:19:10 rep giffords is a good friend of mine as she is of almost everyone in this community. this attack on her and on her constituents our neighbors our friends has changed us all. question is whether that change will make us angry and afraid or inspire to more sensible and caring world. 20:20:02 Tucson is a city that is unique for diversity and passion that so many of you would come out tonight speaks to our unity of spirit and desire to stand by friends and neighbors in this time of great need. 20:20:31 our society has many serious challenges, but also great leadership to help us through these difficult times. many of those leaders are here tonight to offer us their support. to offer their support to the families and friends so tragically affected by events of last Saturday 20:21:10 among heroes was one of our own students, Daniel Hernandez jr. (applause) 20:21:29 camera shows Hernandez. 20:21:56 showed extraordinary poise at most difficult moment, he is here tonight. please welcome Emily Fritzy and Daniel Hernandez jr. EMILY FRITZY (student) 20:22:17 Hernandez walks on stage. 20:22:28 Emily speaks: I would like to start by expressing gratitude to guests for coming tonight to show support to families and friends affected by events this weekend 20:22:51 uplifting to see everyone tonight and witness outpouring of support from all of you. take a moment and recognize victims were attending event to participate in democratic process, this process gabby loves so dearly and spent most of life serving 20:23:26 I've had opportunity to interact w/her as an intern and gained appreciation for public service in most genuine form. need to continue to be devoted public servants and citizens. on Saturday violence reared its ugly head to silence our voice in govt but our community will not be silenced and our rep will not be silenced 20:24:21 one of most impressive of this spirit is my friend standing next to me Daniel Hernandez. as someone who knew him before as a friend I was not surprised to hear his actions and selfless courage. exemplifies spirit of youth...only representation of many who stepped up and took action. in all of us in potential...to rise up when called to do so. 20:25:19 with great honor that I introduce to you my fellow student and dear friend to say a few words DANIEL HERNANDEZ (hero intern) 20:25:33 Hernandez speaks: thank you thank you (lots of applause) 20:25:44 I'd like to start by thanking Emily but also out of many one, one thing we've learned is we've come together. On Saturday we all became Arizonans and above all we all became Americans. despite horrific actions where so many lost we saw glimmers of hope, come from ppl who are real heroes. 20:26:30 I appreciate sentiment but must reject...I am not one. People who are heroes are Gabby, first responders, Ron barber, dr. Rhee who did amazing job at making sure gabby ok and these injured are being treated to best of our ability. 20:27:21 all come together to realize w4e are all together, we are all a family we are all Americans the real heroes are ppl who dedicated lives to public service....being a staffer, they are the ppl we should be honoring and should keep in thoughts and prayers... ROBERT SHELTON 20:28:10 these 2 young students are examples of why I'm so proud of this university. they should give all of us a great sense of hope for our future. thank you Daniel, thank you Emily. honored to bring leader of our state, great leadership, pls welcome gov of state Jan Brewer. JAN BREWER 20:29:15 Brewer enters, shakes hands. 20:29:24 thank you and thank you president Shelton. first let me say again Daniel for your very uncommon courage that likely saved gabby giffords life. mr president on behalf of ppl of state I thank you for coming today to help us with our healing. 20:30:20 in the aftermath of Saturday your words have been source of comfort and strength to every Arizonians. America grieves with us, stands ready to join neighbors in mourning loss beyond measure. no way to measure what we lost this past Saturday a day that began as a warm az morning, neighbors grocery shopping, gathering to meet congress woman see her smile all of us know so well 20:31:17 no way to...no way to quantify the loss of a fine public servant like judge john roll. no way to measure depths of good ppl, parents and grandparents like stoddard, Norris (and names someone else), 20:32:04 Gabe Zimmerman also killed was only 30 yrs old, soon to be married devoted to social work. there is no measure in the idea that void someone like Gabe leaves again. 20:32:48 born on another day of unparalleled sadness Christina was only 9 years old, new member of student council at school loved ballet swimming and baseball never know what she might have become. can't imagine families are feeling nor pain of wounded who are still struggling. 20:33:27 didn't just take 6 lives it pierced our sense of well being, raised questions of which we can make no sense and answers that won't come soon, az is united in a mission of recovery. this state bound together by prayer in action and hope and fate won't be shredded by one mad mans act of darkness. 20:34:16 we have come to understand aided by your presence that we are being lifted up by your thoughts and prayers, I know az every corner, go forward together rejoicing in hope, forward unbending and unbowed. it is a way which is plain, peaceful generous and just. Lincoln quote. may God bless all the victims, families and those suffering, those who serve us in cause of freedom and injustice. may he bless you and your families and bless and protect the united states of America. ROBERT SHELTON 20:35:42 confronting the challenges to nation's security is enormous undertaking. please welcome back to az our former governor and secy of homeland security Janet Napolitano. JANET NAPOLITANO 20:36:18 Napolitano walks on stage. 20:36:53 we know we know that the violence that occurred Saturday doesn't represent this community, state or country. at these times words can fail us so let us listen instead to the words of the old testament. and I will provide a reading now. 20:37:43 reads bible verse. 20:39:33 prayer ends, she leaves/ ROBERT SHELTON 20:39:40 Thank you secretary Napolitano. I am honored now to introduce the leader of justice he is our nation's...pls welcome Eric holder. ERIC HOLDER 20:40:29 Holder: like Janet I will read words far beyond any I might employ. Reading from second letter of Paul to Corinthians. 20:40:53 Reads bible verse. 20:42:17 prayer ends. ROBERT SHELTON 20:42:20 I think you can see by those who are in the program and by the dignitaries and elected officials in the audience how deeply terrible events effected our country last Saturday. honored to have leader of our great nation with us here tonight. we are obviously saddened by the circumstances that brought them here but comforted by their compassion and inspired by determination to ... 20:43:36 blessed by presidents who at personal sacrifice step forward to lead us to better futures and greater hope, assumed presidency at perilous time in our history, fortunate to have someone w/his...to lead us forward. PRESIDENT OBAMA 20:44:09 Obama walks on stage. 20:44:55 To the families of those we've lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow. 20:45:40 There is nothing I can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your hearts. But know this: the hopes of a nation are here tonight. We mourn with you for the fallen. We join you in your grief. And we add our faith to yours that Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other living victims of this tragedy pull through. 20:46:35 As Scripture tells us: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 20:47:02 On Saturday morning, Gabby, her staff, and many of her constituents gathered outside a supermarket to exercise their right to peaceful assembly and free speech. They were fulfilling a central tenet of the democracy envisioned by our founders - representatives of the people answering to their constituents, so as to carry their concerns to our nation's capital. 20:47:47 Gabby called it "Congress on Your Corner" - just an updated version of government of and by and for the people. 20:48:07 That is the quintessentially American scene that was shattered by a gunman's bullets. And the six people who lost their lives on Saturday - they too represented what is best in America. 20:8:31 Judge John Roll served our legal system for nearly 40 years. A graduate of this university and its law school, Judge Roll was recommended for the federal bench by John McCain twenty years ago, 20:49:10 appointed by President George H.W. Bush, and rose to become Arizona's chief federal judge. His colleagues described him as the hardest-working judge within the Ninth Circuit. He was on his way back from attending Mass, as he did every day, when he decided to stop by and say hi to his Representative. John is survived by his loving wife, Maureen, his three sons, and his five grandchildren. 20:49:57 George and Dorothy Morris - "Dot" to her friends - were high school sweethearts who got married and had two daughters. They did everything together, traveling the open road in their RV, enjoying what their friends called a 50-year honeymoon. Saturday morning, they went by the Safeway to hear what their Congresswoman had to say. When gunfire rang out, George, a former Marine, instinctively tried to shield his wife. Both were shot. Dot passed away. 20:50:50 A New Jersey native, Phyllis Schneck retired to Tucson to beat the snow. But in the summer, she would return East, where her world revolved around her 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 year-old great-granddaughter. A gifted quilter, she'd often work under her favorite tree, or sometimes sew aprons with the logos of the Jets and the Giants to give out at the church where she volunteered. A Republican, she took a liking to Gabby, and wanted to get to know her better. 20:51:41 Dorwan and Mavy Stoddard grew up in Tucson together - about seventy years ago. They moved apart and started their own respective families, but after both were widowed they found their way back here, to, as one of Mavy's daughters put it, "be boyfriend and girlfriend again." When they weren't out on the road in their motor home, you could find them just up the road, helping folks in need at the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ. 20:52:17 A retired construction worker, Dorwan spent his spare time fixing up the church along with their dog, Tux. His final act of selflessness was to dive on top of his wife, sacrificing his life for hers. 20:52:45 Everything Gabe Zimmerman did, he did with passion - but his true passion was people. As Gabby's outreach director, he made the cares of thousands of her constituents his own, seeing to it that seniors got the Medicare benefits they had earned, that veterans got the medals and care they deserved, that government was working for ordinary folks. 20:53:20 He died doing what he loved - talking with people and seeing how he could help. Gabe is survived by his parents, Ross and Emily, his brother, Ben, and his fiancée, Kelly, who he planned to marry next year. 20:53:49 And then there is nine year-old Christina Taylor Green. Christina was an A student, a dancer, a gymnast, and a swimmer. She often proclaimed that she wanted to be the first woman to play in the major leagues, and as the only girl on her Little League team, no one put it past her. 20:54:22 She showed an appreciation for life uncommon for a girl her age, and would remind her mother, "We are so blessed. We have the best life." And she'd pay those blessings back by participating in a charity that helped children who were less fortunate. 20:54:47 Our hearts are broken by their sudden passing. Our hearts are broken - and yet, our hearts also have reason for fullness. 20:55:00 Our hearts are full of hope and thanks for the 13 Americans who survived the shooting, including the congresswoman many of them went to see on Saturday. I have just come from the University Medical Center, just a mile from here, where our friend Gabby courageously fights to recover even as we speak. 20:55:50 GABBY OPENED HER EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME, gabby opened our eyes so I can tell you she knows we are here she knows we love her she knows we are there for her through what is undoubtedly a difficult journey. And I can tell you this - she knows we're here and she knows we love her and she knows that we will be rooting for her throughout what will be a difficult journey. 20:56:56 And our hearts are full of gratitude for those who saved others. We are grateful for Daniel Hernandez, a volunteer in Gabby's office who ran through the chaos to minister to his boss, tending to her wounds to keep her alive. 20:57:30 President applauds Hernandez 20:57:47 We are grateful for the men who tackled the gunman as he stopped to reload. 20:58:07 President applauds 20:58:38 We are grateful for a petite 61 year-old, Patricia Maisch, who wrestled away the killer's ammunition, undoubtedly saving some lives. 20:58:57 President applauds her 20:59:22 And we are grateful for the doctors and nurses and emergency medics who worked wonders to heal those who'd been hurt. 20:59:35 President applauds doctors 21:00:05 These men and women remind us that heroism is found not only on the fields of battle. They remind us that heroism does not require special training or physical strength. Heroism is here, all around us, in the hearts of so many of our fellow citizens, just waiting to be summoned - as it was on Saturday morning. 21:00:41 Their actions, their selflessness, also pose a challenge to each of us. It raises the question of what, beyond the prayers and expressions of concern, is required of us going forward. How can we honor the fallen? How can we be true to their memory? 21:01:17 You see, when a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to demand explanations - to try to impose some order on the chaos, and make sense out of that which seems senseless. 21:01:38 Already we've seen a national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these killings, but about everything from the merits of gun safety laws to the adequacy of our mental health systems. 21:02:00 Much of this process, of debating what might be done to prevent such tragedies in the future, is an essential ingredient in our exercise of self-government. 21:02:17 But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds. 21:03:10 Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, "when I looked for light, then came darkness." Bad things happen, and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath. 21:03:41 For the truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man's mind. 21:04:03 So yes, we must examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future. 21:04:34 But what we can't do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. That we cannot do. That we cannot do. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. 21:05:51 After all, that's what most of us do when we lose someone in our family - especially if the loss is unexpected. We're shaken from our routines, and forced to look inward. We reflect on the past. Did we spend enough time with an aging parent, we wonder. 21:06:21 Did we express our gratitude for all the sacrifices they made for us? Did we tell a spouse just how desperately we loved them, not just once in awhile but every single day? 21:06:39 So sudden loss causes us to look backward - but it also forces us to look forward, to reflect on the present and the future, on the manner in which we live our lives and nurture our relationships with those who are still with us. We may ask ourselves if we've shown enough kindness and generosity and compassion to the people in our lives. 21:07:24 Perhaps we question whether we are doing right by our children, or our community, and whether our priorities are in order. We recognize our own mortality, and are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame - but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others. 21:08:19 That process of reflection, of making sure we align our values with our actions - that, I believe, is what a tragedy like this requires. For those who were harmed, those who were killed - they are part of our family, an American family 300 million strong. We may not have known them personally, but we surely see ourselves in them. 21:09:02 In George and Dot, in Dorwan and Mavy, we sense the abiding love we have for our own husbands, our own wives, our own life partners. Phyllis - she's our mom or grandma; Gabe our brother or son. In Judge Roll, we recognize not only a man who prized his family and doing his job well, but also a man who embodied America's fidelity to the law. 21:09:45 In Gabby, we see a reflection of our public spiritedness, that desire to participate in that sometimes frustrating, sometimes contentious, but always necessary and never-ending process to form a more perfect union. 21:10:19 And in Christina.in Christina we see all of our children. So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic. So deserving of our love. 21:10:44 And so deserving of our good example. If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let's make sure it's worthy of those we have lost. 21:11:12 Let's make sure it's not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle. 21:11:25 The loss of these wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our private lives - to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and parents. 21:11:41 And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let's remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud. 21:12:50 It should be because we want to live up to the example of public servants like John Roll and Gabby Giffords, who knew first and foremost that we are all Americans, and that we can question each other's ideas without questioning each other's love of country, and that our task, working together, is to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American dream to future generations. 21:13:24 They believed and I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here - they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. 21:13:55 I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us. 21:14:19 That's what I believe, in part because that's what a child like Christina Taylor Green believed. Imagine: here was a young girl who was just becoming aware of our democracy; just beginning to understand the obligations of citizenship; just starting to glimpse the fact that someday she too might play a part in shaping her nation's future. 21:15:00 She had been elected to her student council; she saw public service as something exciting, something hopeful. She was off to meet her congresswoman, someone she was sure was good and important and might be a role model. She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted. 21:15:34 I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it. All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations. (lots of applause) 21:16:50 This has already been mentioned, Christina was given to us on September 11th, 2001, one of 50 babies born that day to be pictured in a book called "Faces of Hope." On either side of her photo in that book were simple wishes for a child's life. "I hope you help those in need," read one. "I hope you know all of the words to the National Anthem and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles." 21:17:41 If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today. And here on this Earth, here on this earth we place our hands over our hearts, and commit ourselves as Americans to forging a country that is forever worthy of her gentle, happy spirit. 21:18:11 May God bless and keep those we've lost in restful and eternal peace. May He love and watch over the survivors. And may He bless the United States of America. ROBERT SHELTON 21:19:50 Thank you. thank you president Obama for your remarkable inspiring words, claps for Obama. Room stands in ovation to Obama. 21:20:41 I also thank all of the speakers here tonight as well as federal, local and state leaders who have come to lend their support. This time I invite everyone here and those watching to join together in a moment of silence and then a musical selection 21:21:19 moment of silence starts. 21:21:51 Music starts 21:24:46 I no conclude the program tonight by reading a poem by Poet Lauriat Merman titled To the New Year. 21:27:21 Obama leaves, service is over.
OLD HIPPIES 2001
Speeding motor home is pulled over (going 53 in a 40) by Officer Gavin Guy and he can tell that the driver has such a cool attitude that something must me up. The driver appears to be a man and the officer calls her sir before he realizes he’s a she. The officer asks if the driver has any firearms. The driver produces a gun that end’s up not being registered. Back-up is called and the motor-home is searched. A third person is also the motor-home. The officers ask the passengers if there is any drugs in the vehicle, “it’ll be easier on you”, he says. The man replies “I have a little smoking in the coach, by the door” The three suspects are placed in the back of the police unit and the camera is left on to catch the audio of their conversation and we hear lines like “I have 3 weapons, lot’s of drugs, pot and cash”, “pills and stuff” “pot’s not narcotics” “we don’t have paper on the guns, they were given to us on the go.” “I was doing fine till you came staggering around the trailer”, “they have to convict us first.” and many more incriminating lines. While they talk we can see a flashlight inside their motor-home while the police search. Eventually all three are taken in and booked and the motor-home is towed away. The inventory of the search included the following items: 3,400$ in cash, 48 grams of marijuana, a 357 caliber firearm, a 32 caliber firearm, a 38 caliber firearm, a 9 mil. firearm, various scales, brass knuckles and various knives.
FAMILY INSPECTING A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - 1
A family inspects a recreational vehicle.
AHMAUD ARBERY MURDER TRIAL BRUNSWICK GA SWITCHED FEED POOL 11052021 0845
COURTROOM FTG OF THE TRIAL IN THE AHMAUD ARBERY CASE / TRAVIS MCMICHAEL, GREGORY MCMICHAEL AND WILLIAM RODDIE BRYAN ARE CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY / SWITCHED FEED Arbery Prosecution Part 1 .wav Judge [09:49:34] Is the state ready to proceed? Prosecution [09:49:36] Yes, just the statement. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Linda going to cost me and I, along with Larissa Ollivier and Paul Camerino, represent the people of the state of Georgia and the citizens of Glen County. Why are we here? We are here because of assumptions and driveway decisions. A very wise person once said don't assume the worst of another person's intentions until you actually know what's going on with them. Don't assume the worst with what they intend to do. But in this case, all three of these defendants. Did everything they did based on assumptions? Not on facts, not in evidence on assumptions. And they made decisions in their driveways based on those assumptions that took a young man's life. And that is why we are here. So, ladies and gentlemen, what's going to happen now is the state is going to give you its opening statement. I'm going to do this in a couple of different parts. Prosecution [09:51:20] The first part is I'm going to talk about the indictment and the charges in the indictment. Then we are talking about some housekeeping issues that relate to how evidence is going to come to you in this particular case. We're going to talk about who the parties are, where this happened and then exactly what led up to February 23rd of 2020 in the Sotelo Shores neighborhood. So first off, the burden is on the state to prove to you these charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Now that is without a fair minded and impartial juror honestly seeking the truth, not seeking doubt. And it's not beyond all doubt or any mathematical certainty, but the burden is on the state and the defendants have been indicted. With the first count, which is murder, we call that malice murder, what's malice murder that's intent to kill? Prosecution [09:52:13] Now the state does not have to prove premeditation planning. We're not required to prove motive about why anybody did anything. But malice is something that can be formed in an instant, and a fatal mortal wound can be blown or can be shot. So in this case, the defendants have been indicted as parties to a crime for malice murder. Intent to kill that was instantly formed. In addition, they've been charged with four counts of felony murder based on the four underlying felonies in the indictment. Prosecution [09:52:52] Now what's felony murder? Felony murder is where you're committing a felony and someone dies because of a felony. You're committing. A classic example, of course, is this guy goes into a drug store to hold up the clerk, right? It's not fair to murder. Clark is there to hold the perk up during that armed robbery. It goes bad and he kills the clerk. That's no Jack. This is not the same analogy as an explanation of the law in state law, and no problem with that. But to go beyond that is not what the president said. Judge [09:53:27] But the jury has been charged on what an opening statement is, again, ladies and gentlemen, I've just explained to you that this is the overview of the case that will be presented by the suit first with the same opportunity. Again, the law will be charged or. That's a very legal term. The court's going to give you all of the law in this case. As I've already explained at the end, the state is now explaining its position with regard to the case if we could make sure that it is considered in that light. Mr. Prosecution [09:53:58] Thank you, Judge. These are the charges in the indictment, which are felony murder, and it's committing a felony not with intent to kill, but someone dies during that felony. So what felonies are we actually talking about here? Well, we're talking about aggravated assault with a shotgun because in this case, the state is going to show you and prove that Travis McMichael brought a shotgun, and then he pointed it at Mr. Arbery, and then he pulled the trigger and he killed. During that aggravated assault. Aggravated assault with pickup trucks. Both Travis McMichael and Greg McMichael were in a white F-150 pickup truck that they used. To cut off. Prosecution [09:54:48] Mr Abbott, you go at him to get him to stop. Mr Bryan used his Chevy Silverado. To go out, Mr Ryan, and to force him down into a ditch as he ran on the public roadways of Satel shores, that's aggravated assault with a £5000 lethal weapon, otherwise known as a pickup truck. False imprisonment. Prosecution [09:55:14] That is where you detain somebody in violation of their personal liberty. You hold them or in the words of Greg McMichael, you trap them like a rat. And then we have criminal attempt at false imprisonment and criminal attempt at false imprisonment. In this case took place on Burford within the Satel Shores neighborhood, when both the McMichaels and defendant Brian attempted to confine Mr. Arbery on her hurt. And that's criminal attempt. Prosecution [09:55:54] So a little housekeeping, once again, our court reporter here is not going to be able to provide you with any transcripts. That's why taking the notes is so very important. I wanted to keep you informed that witnesses may be called out of order. The witnesses are going to come here and they're going to take the witness stand. We're going to try and put them up in order. So you understand the sequencing, but you're also going to have some witnesses that they're going to give you some evidence and you're going to be thinking,. Prosecution [09:56:21] Well, how does this relate to something later? That's why you want to take notes, because you'll be like three minutes later you're thinking, Oh, I get it now. OK, so do y you connect up? Witnesses are going to use reports. A lot of the witnesses are Glynn County Police Officers, GBI people, ladies and gentlemen. This is not a memory contest. That's not what this is about. OK. So this isn't television. This isn't a ha you can't remember. No, this is. These are professional people. They've done a bunch of cases since then. Like, for instance, the medical examiner. Yes, he performed the autopsy on February 24th, 2020. He's going to come up here and he's going to use his report. Prosecution [09:57:01] That's fine. He wants you to have the best information you possibly can because you're the findings of fact. So using reports is fine. Using transcripts is fine. In this particular case, some witnesses, I'm sure you can imagine going to be nervous. Remember jury selection? They're going to be nervous when they come in here and take the stand. And a lot of them do not want to be here. So a number of them gave statements. Prosecution [09:57:28] And if they take the stand and they can't recall or they say something different than what they previously said, one of the attorneys it could be any of the attorneys may come up to them to go well, help refresh your recollection if you looked at your transcript, is that going to help you? But you said back in 2020, that's perfectly fine, too. In addition, as the judge said, we've got some videos that we can't play for you. Prosecution [09:57:53] We just have rules of evidence. So, for instance, at the scene,.The first responding officer, Officer Minshew, everybody came on and he talked to Defendant Front. But what Minshew will do is she will come in here and he'll take the stand and he's going to have the transcript of that body cam interview. And what he's going to do is he's going to tell you what Mr. Bryant said about what Mr. Bryant did, OK? And because of the rules of evidence, we can't play the whole thing for you. But you will get those statements that are important. I just want you to be aware of that when those officers come in. Prosecution [09:58:31] That's the reason they're going to use the transcript from the body cam because sometimes those quotes are important. And the state wants those quotes, and the defense wants those quotes, and that's why they're being given to you. The state is also going to make every effort to put up relevant witnesses. We're not bringing in a whole bunch of people who don't know anything about anything. We're trying to bring you only those relevant witnesses who have some relevant evidence to present. Prosecution [09:58:57] All right, ladies and gentlemen, now quick housekeeping. So who are we talking about in this case? Well, this is a 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery. Now this photo was taken when he was much younger. But this is who he is. He lived over 140. Boykin Ridge Drive lived with his mother. He was also a brother who is an uncle. And he was an avid runner. The evidence that he was an avid runner is you're going to be able to see his shoes, his Nike shoes, where he basically almost had absolutely no tread left on them whatsoever. Prosecution [09:59:36] So ladies and gentlemen, what do we have? We have Travis McMichael seated right over here. Thirty four years old at the time of this worked at Mattson. Marie lived at 230, still a drive with his parents, Greg McMichael and his McMichael. He is not and was not a law enforcement officer at the time of this incident. Prosecution [09:59:58] Greg with Michael, 64 years old at the time of the incident, a retiree living over 230, still a drive at the time of this incident. Not a law enforcement officer. And then we have Defendant Ryan, who goes by the name Rodney. So when people talk about you'll hear Rodney, 64 years old as well, a mechanic living at three 07 Burford, and it's still Shaw's neighborhood at the time of this incident, not a law enforcement officer. Prosecution [10:00:27] So where are we talking about, ladies and gentlemen? Well, we're talking about Exit 29 off of I-95 coming south, right? U.S. 17 goes east toward Brunswick. It's a satellite Shaw's subdivision, and we have these two addresses. So what are we really talking about? Here's an overview. So when we look at this overview? What we have here is we have our oh, seriously. Now, I have no idea what I've done to it. Prosecution [10:01:01] Said Catchment Area. So we have the expressway up here. This is 17 coming down here. Well, it's here. We've got fancy bluff and this is satellite shores right there. So we look at it. That's the area that we're talking about. Here we have Mr. Arbery's residences in relationship to the scene where he was killed. So as you can see, he's off of here at ninety five and 17 in the fancy bluff neighborhood off of Boykin Ridge Drive. Here is a house under construction. Here's the scene where it took place. It's really about one point eight miles. It's under 2.5, but it's got one point eight miles from his house to the scene of the house under construction. Prosecution [10:02:20] This is another overview of the neighborhood from a different direction. Once again. You go this way, you're heading towards I-95, if you go this way, you're heading basically into Brunswick. Here's this Atila Shores neighborhood. This is one of two ways to get into the neighborhood. The other way is way over here. There is no other exit out of the neighborhood at all. Just right here. So we talked about the defendants where they reside. So first off, we have a blue circle. You can see it. Blue Circle is 230 still drive, where the McMichaels with the Red Circle is where the homicide took place, and the other blue circle is where you start. Brian's house is on Burford Drive, so you can kind of see full drive kind of comes in and it goes into perfect drive that way. That sort of weird the intersection. There's two thirds to the drive in relationship to the homicide location. There's three of seven Burford in relationship, the homicide location. Prosecution [10:03:42] So once again, there are three main locations that were going to be talking about. We are also going to be talking about two 20 satellite drive. A lot of us will be using shorthand 220. It is an open, unsecured construction site. The land is owned not by any of the defendants now by Larry and Amy English. It's under construction and it's wide open. There's no front door. There's no back door. There's no garage door. There's no garage door on the boat. Completely and utterly wide open. Prosecution [10:04:23] I've been this way for over a year because Larry English was trying to act as a general contractor and finish the house himself. This open, unsecure construction site has absolutely no no trespassing signs on it. None whatsoever. It also has no fence around the property at all. So where is it? It's at 220. There's 230 solutions on what you have is you have 220, 222 to 24 to 26 to 28 and then to 30, which is the McMichaels house. In addition, one of the things I want to point out to you is you may have heard some of the names of the witnesses in this case. [10:05:21] So right across the street, right here is Jones Road, and you've got Ronnie Olson, Sue Lawrence and Albanese Maddow, Benz's house generally seemed because of all the trees, but here's the open construction site. This is Jones Road. Ronnie Olson, Susie Lawrence and right here, Matt Albanese. This is what it looks like. You can see it. No front door, no rear door. Open garage doors. Do twenty six hour drive. Prosecution [10:06:00] Now, Larry, English will tell you, because here's the thing. Larry English has health issues. So Larry, English is not going to be here to testify. Larry English gave a deposition. All right. You will see that deposition because it was videotaped. And Larry English is going to tell you that he met the McMichaels only a few times, but one or two times. However, Greg McMichael, in his statement, says that he doesn't even know Larry English. McMichaels had never been given permission to be up to 20, nor have they ever received a warning not to be there. Prosecution [10:06:41] Their English was going to tell you that there are lots of look you lose and Larry English had started to have concerns about liability. You know, one because somebody told him that kids were starting to go out on his dock in the back. So we're talking about 2019, right? So Larry, English is thinking, OK, I'm building this house under construction. I got this issue OK with these kids, we started to get cameras. Here's the thing. The other thing their English is going to tell you is nothing had ever been stolen from a construction site in 2019 or 2020. They're saying this is going to tell you that nothing had ever been stolen from the construction site in 2019 or 2020. Prosecution [10:07:28] What he is going to tell you is that sometime during late October 2019, sometime November of 2019, he is over at the construction site and he gets on a ladder, he looks down and he sees the side of his boat. He's like, Huh? Some stuff's missing. Oh, my gosh, when did this happen? So some stuff has been stolen and Moscow, and it's expensive stuff, we're talking like $2500 for the stuff that's stolen out of his, but his but he's he's upset. But here's the problem. This vote had been back and forth to Douglas because Larry English lives two hours away from Satel shores. Their English lives two hours away, so one of the reasons you went and got these cameras was he wanted to be able to see what was going on if the kids were on the dock and these cameras would do motion activated and they'd come up and they do a little 10 second, 30 second video of what the person was doing on his phone. Prosecution [10:08:25] Two hours away. So then two hours away, he'd have to call 9-1-1 if someone was on that video. But here's the thing. He's going back and forth to Douglas with this vote. So he doesn't call the police to report this because he doesn't know when his items were stolen. He doesn't know where his items were stolen. Were they stolen when I was in Douglas, was it stolen when it was at to still a drive? And he doesn't know who took it. And here's the thing he goes through a list of suspects in his head. He's thinking it's his contractors. You know, the guys were probably doing this. Then it's oh, it's those lucky lose. Some people have been on my property. Then he's thinking, Wait a second, my park in Douglas. There were these four teenagers going through this parking lot, so he's got all these different theories. Prosecution [10:09:16] He has no idea who actually did steal his stuff out of his boat, and he only discovered it in the early part of November of 2019. So October 2019 comes in, got these concerns about liability concerns, about concerned about the kids on the dock, and he installs cameras in the dock area. He does. And what happens? He gets a lot cooler on October 25th, 2019 at 3:50. In the evening, Mr. Arbery is seen on the dock. VIDEO You're going to get to see it. OK, he's on the dock. He's wandering around. He does not take anything. Doesn't steal anything. He's wandering around this dock, looking around and learn English, cause I'm the one to report it. The thing is, Mr. Aubrey leaves by the time 9-1-1 shows up. He's gone because he only spends a few minutes looking around, wandering around and leaves. Larry, which calls 9-1-1, you'll be able to hear that 9-1-1 call. Prosecution [10:10:20] Then we have November 17th of 2019 at 10:21 p.m. We have a white couple that show up together, man and woman, and they're carrying a bag. So their English calls 9-1-1, and he's like, I think these are the people who stole my stuff. They're carrying a bag. I think they're there to go ahead and steal some more of my stuff. He wants the police to go. Of course, this white couple also leaves before the police arrive. But they are the people at this point in time, but Larry English is suspecting, Oh, based on my stuff. Prosecution [10:10:58] Then what do we have? November 18th at six three, the very next night, Mr Arbery is back. He's now on video inside the house. So what they're anguished is he had it out in the dock with the cameras he's now installed inside the house. Some cameras. So it becomes it's Mr. Arbery. Here's the funny thing about that 911 call, but Mr. English calls 9-1-1 on November 18. He starts talking about the white couple I called last night and there was this white couple. I think they're the ones who stole my stuff. That's what he says in the novel One Call about Mr. Arbery. And then we have the English calling 9-1-1 on December 1st of 2019. He's calling because word on the street or the rumor mill or hearsay. Prosecution [10:11:46] However, you want to say it. He gets information that the white couple is now living under the fancy bluff bridge. OK, so remember that the overview saw 17. A fancy black fridge is just right there as you headed towards Brunswick. So he wants the police to go out there and check out whether that white couple is still living homeless underneath the fancy bluff bridge because he's gotten some word on the street rumor to that effect. Prosecution [10:12:13] But he calls 9-1-1. You have a police go check it out. Then we have December 17th of 2019, at this point in time, Mr English has gotten officer and his personal cell phone number or not personal cell phone number two, cell phone number to call him. So on December 17th, his camera phone thing goes off Oh, somebody is over there, OK? Mr Arbery's at the open unsecured construction site. He's there for a few minutes, and the actual time when he got there is unknown because Mr English didn't call 9-1-1. He called off his direction. And ladies and gentlemen, here's what Mr English saw on this video for December 19, 2019. Prosecution [10:13:01] I. That's it, that's Prosecution [10:13:17] Mr. Arbery running around the time. It doesn't take anything that's to steal anything, does it damage anything? Here's another camera angle. Same night. I. Does it take anything? Does this deal anything? And so their English class officer, Ash. But here's the problem, Officer Ash, is it working that night? So Officer Ash is like, I'm off duty, I'm not in the neighborhood, I'm not my patrol car to come and respond. So it basically says, you're listening. Call 9-1-1, call, call the police. And at that point, before Larry English can do that, this is what happens. Prosecution [10:14:18] You can't. I'm going to replay that that was a little weird. It was not as smooth as it should have been. There's Mr. Gray jogging off now. It's a little hard to see here. I want to point this out is what's at the top of the screen. This is the view out the front. So Ronnie Olson's house is over here where these mailboxes are. That's the street Dow Jones. And once again, these lights are Sub Lawrence's house. So you saw that Mr. Arbery ran off on his jog toward Sidney Lawrence's house and then into the neighborhood. OK, so into the neighborhood, in other words, down towards the McMichaels household? What happens next is this. Prosecution [10:15:28] On January 1st of 2020, bright, sunshiny cold day, 10:30 a.m. 54 days prior to the homicide, Travis McMichaels handgun is stolen out of his unlocked pickup truck in front of 2:30 to tell the driver Greg McMichael went, moved it. He left it unlocked and somebody came along. It's unsolved, and there's absolutely no evidence that Mr. Arbery is the one who stole Travis McMichael handgun in broad daylight on January 1st of 2020. But this happened in 2005, called up. That brings us to February 11th of 2020 at 7:30 p.m.. This is 12 days before the murder. So what happens on February 11th, 2020? Travesty, Michael goes out and his car is coming back in to the neighborhood and he sees Mr. Aubry at the location. Prosecution [10:16:39] Why does he recognize him? Because guess what, Larry English has been doing in the meantime? Larry English has been talking to his neighbor, Diego Perez. Remember how we talked about 220, 222 224 at 2:24? A man named Diego Press and his wife, Barbara Perez and their kids, they all live there. And Larry English has been sharing these videos that you're going to see. I just showed you with Diego Perez and Diego Press has been going around sharing them with other neighbors because they're trying to identify who this guy is so somebody can tell him, Please stop coming. Please stop showing up at night because we have to call police and the police show up and then nobody's there. Prosecution [10:17:21] So these videos have been shared. People have seen them. So Travis McMichael, who knows about this, not personally knows about it. This is all hearsay. We're down the street. You know, we've seen these videos as we talked to Larry English personally, but he goes ahead and goes past the house. Is his neighbor's house right? OK? He's concerned. He sees somebody out in front of it. He actually stops and puts some headlights on. You can actually see the headlights in the video. And at that point, he goes ahead and goes home. So Travis McMichael goes home, gets his dad, Greg McMichael. They both get their guns, get back in the truck and go back down the open, unsecure construction site. And that's from Travis McMichael calls 9-1-1. And here's the thing, ladies and gentlemen, in this case, nobody has ESP. Nobody can read minds. Nobody can tell what's happening because in the meantime, when the camera went off, guess what Larry English did? He didn't call the police. Prosecution [10:18:24] Larry English called Diego Perez. OK, so what we've got is we've got Travis going down to his house. They're getting their stuff, getting their guns, coming back, calling nine one one. In the meantime, Diego Perez is coming out OK because he's been called by Larry English and then the police show up. So you got all these people out in this neighborhood and on how many crimes people are concerned. Nobody likes to live in a neighborhood where there are property crimes, right? Prosecution [10:18:51] People are very concerned about property crimes, but this is basically what happens is officer rash shows up with two other officers. You got all the neighbors out there and everybody's looking around. Well, here's the thing. What was Mr. Arbery do? He shows up. He wanders around for a few minutes and he leaves. So by the time Travis is gone, now gone is that by the time Diego Perez has been called, Mr. Arbery has left. He's not there. But this is what's really important, ladies and gentlemen. Officer Rash has a conversation with Greg and Travis McMichael that evening about this person who is unknown to them, who is wandering around inside the open, unsecured construction site. Prosecution [10:19:37] And this is on body cam video and this is what is said. He's got a dogs expressed by the fact that if get such a statement on the back it up, it appears that my the is trying to catch up with itself to try this again. So there's a black man who's that right? Traffic Blacks, flags, Mary James Patterson say things at the earliest. Well, I'm sure for an actual recall from or whatever it was for each of our boyfriends. I don't want once you stop it first. Everybody's very worried about it and you get it one more time. It seems to me that you have an advantage. Just give it a moment to see whether or not it could actually loads. That's a video that's embedded in the PowerPoint. It is embedded in the PowerPoint just to show the one click and see the PowerPoint sitting. Technology, is it is it on the disposal of the television? This needs to be. Prosecution [10:21:50] Perhaps it would be a good time for the morning. Initially, it was first appropriate for the state. Thank you very much. Yeah, sure. Oh, yeah. All right. I'm actually just going to move on because I'm going to tell you what was said. No problem is, ladies and gentlemen, if I can find this exact little clip in an hour's worth of body cam video, we're going to be another 15 minutes or I'm not going to do it. I'm just going to tell you what was said. Officer Rash is standing there, and Jodi says she to the McMichaels. He says, I'm talking to Mr English right now, and he sent me some videos, and Mr English says that this guy has never stolen or taken anything from this property. So the McMichaels at this point in time are fully informed that the owner of the House has informed law enforcement, and Mr Aubrey has never taken anything from this property. Prosecution [10:22:52] They know this. Greg McMichael, of course, pipes up and says, Well, it's at least criminal trespass. A misdemeanor, OK? And at that point, I'm sure it goes well. It's probably loitering and prowling. OK. Also a misdemeanor. And this is the discussion they're having out in front of this particular house about the fact that Mr Aubrey has never taken anything that the videos have been sent to. Officer Rash Officer Rashes looked at him and officer says, Well, it looks like he's just wandering around in there, wandering around inside there. At no time on this video do you hear the words burglary or attempted burglary? Prosecution [10:23:37] No one's talking about a burglary or an attempted burglary with officer rash. They're actually out there trying to figure out some trash actually says nobody knows who this guy is. We're trying to make contact with this guy to tell him to please stop coming back. But at no time the McMichaels officer rash or anyone talk about burglary. It's all about criminal trespass. It's all about loitering and prowling. And that's what they know 12 days before the homicide. What they know for the owner of the place is that there's no evidence that Mr Aubry and any charges or fact at his location. And what's his routine? I'm talking to Mr Argus. What's his routine? October 25th evening Sheriff wandered around November 18th evening. Should have wandered around open on secure construction sites December 17. Yeah, inside one around for a few minutes ran off into the Still Shores neighborhood for their English. Prosecution [10:24:52] Get out, get off the phone with rash and call 9-1-1 about it right now. Here's the thing about Larry English. He doesn't keep the daytime photos. You only kept the evening photos for the evening videos that he sent to. So we don't have or know how many times Mr Arbery went into the open, unsecure construction site without a problem during the day. We don't have because none of those videos were kept. But right now, what's important is what Greg McMichael and Travis McMichael knew about this young man. Prosecution [10:25:28] And what they knew is that there was no evidence that he committed any felony or theft at the construction site. Her, the owner and for the police. And that brings us to what, February 23rd, 2020? A Sunday at one 08 in the afternoon. Mr. Arbery is on video from Radiuses House across the street. Yes, I know some sound, but this is just unmanned. VIDEO This guy Mr. Arbery walks up in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon to the open, unsecure construction site. And he stands there in the front yard and look around and he's looking around, he's looking around, looking at the house, he goes over this way, he goes over that way. He's out of it for a number of seconds and he's seen time after. Prosecution [10:26:18] You are bending the lights down. Jones, Jones, right? I remember I showed you the mailboxes. His mailbox is there. So he's out there with his wood chipper, right? And he's doing some stuff and he notices, Yeah, this young man out front. And he knew because everybody sharing these videos. Hmm. You know, this is kind of a problem. We got these WikiLeaks right. So at the Olson video, the one thing I really want you to know when you watch the awesome videos, the time is off by an hour and five minutes. The time is off by an hour and five minutes when you see the and video. It's not the right time. Prosecution [10:26:56] We're talking about one to wait in the afternoon. Broad daylight, sunny day. Now we have Larry English's video. So Mr. Arbery, guess what he's doing again inside the 2:20 location? That's why he's gone walking around, looking around doing this. Doesn't take anything, doesn't damage anything, he's inside there, just wandering around. Mr Albanese, now BNZ, who's walked down the street, he's got overalls on. He walks down the street. He stands in the street and stands under a tree. And he calls 9-1-1, but not 9-1-1. The non-emergency number he calls the non-emergency line at one zero eight. Mr Aubrey then leaves to trace the tiller drive, and he runs off really, really quickly down the street, into the neighborhood, not out of the neighborhood, into the neighborhood. Mr Albanese called an emergency non-emergency 9-1-1 Prosecution [10:28:11] criminal designation operation a shelter, which is about how many should you have your address or the other that half of that address, right at that point delivering aid to someone working there right now? Well, it's not good. It's no good. How don't you do it? It's okay. Okay, okay. That's fine. I'll get them out there. And we were doing on the police, on the ground. And then afterwards, you can think of general election, right? Oh, yeah, sure. Sure, sure. Okay, that's not a black or white background, right? Okay. All right. Okay. This is probably Prosecution [10:29:46] the most Partizan I'm on. Call it just that bad. He is talking really, really low and you can't hear him. There's a lot of scattered fits over him. See how you could hear her. What she says is, well, what's he doing wrong? And his answer was, Well, he's running down the street. And he says we've had these problems in this neighborhood, just send somebody out. And of course, an officer actually dispatched. The police are on their way. Prosecution [10:30:18] This is the thing Greg McMichael is in front of two thirds to the drive, he's all them, and he sees Mr. Arbery running really, really fast down the street. He actually uses the words hauling ass. OK. And he is. Mr. Arbery is running really fast down that street. But the whole thing started when I saw this guy running down the street. Ladies and gentlemen, this is driveway decision number one because Greg McMichael actually has. No idea that Mr Aubry was inside to toe the open, unsecure construction site. Prosecution [10:30:59] They're on the same side of the street. He's in his driveway working on his boat questions. He has no idea where Mr. Aubry is coming from, why he's coming from or anything. He has no idea that his story has just been inside G20. He only sees him running down the street really fast, hauling ass the only season right down the street. And what does he decide to do? He runs inside to get his gun. Travis McMichael is inside the house. Travis McMichael is not outside. Professor Typekit doesn't see Mr. Arbery running down the street. He's inside when Greg McMichael runs inside. Greg McMichael assumed the worst. Prosecution [10:31:47] Gregory Michael had absolutely no immediate knowledge, none. And Mr Abbott had been inside wandering around for a few minutes. The open, unsecured construction site? No idea. But this is what he tells the police later. This is where he tells the police two hours or so later at the Glen County police station. So I thought, Well, you know, he's running from somebody. He's just done something. You know, he might have hurt somebody or whatever because, you know, this guy's been in and out of that damn one house over and over and over again got him on videos and everything. Prosecution [10:32:23] He's assumed the worst and has absolutely no immediate knowledge of any crime whatsoever. And nope, he is specifically talking about what he assumed Mr Aubry had done that day. He's running from somebody, he's just done something. You know, he might have hurt somebody or whatever. He's talking about what he thought he was doing that day, not on the other day that day. These are the words of Greg McMichael. So maybe Michael makes his driveway decision in this case. This is where it all starts, right at this moment in that driveway. Five minutes later, model reset. But this is where it all starts. Greg McMichael chooses specifically, knowingly and intentionally to arm himself with a handgun because he hauls ass inside his house and gets his revolver. He gets his son, Travis McMichael, who gets his. Remington 12 gauge pump shotgun. Travis McMichael has his cell phone. But Greg McMichael doesn't take his cell phone with him. Prosecution [10:33:42] Doesn't take his cell phone. Sixty seconds pass. So what you're going to see on the video from like the Olsen residence is that 60 seconds that Mr. Harper runs past 2:30, where Greg McMichael sees him and Greg McMichael makes his driveway decision to run inside his house and get his son get his handgun, have his son get that Remington pump shotgun. Driver decision to Travis McMichael. Ladies and gentlemen, there's absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Travis McMichael turned to his dad and said, Calm down. Prosecution [10:34:15] It's Sunday. Call 9-1-1. Travis McMichael made the decision a knowing intelligent decision to pick up a Remington 12 gauge shotgun and go with his father and get in his pickup truck to go after Mr. Arbery. Driveway decision number two he gets in that white F-150 pickup truck, backs out of the driveway and heads in the direction that Mr. Greg McMichael saw Mr. Arbery running. Now here's the thing in the front of a pickup truck is Travis with Michael's kids car seats. But that doesn't deter Greg McMichael, Greg Michael climbs in and sits on that car seat so that they can go chase Mr Arbib. Driveway decision after getting a shotgun and getting in his pickup truck, Travis McMichael later tells the police This is later after Mr. Robinson killed that at one point in time, he saw Mr Albanese point one time down the street, so he assumed something was up. Prosecution [10:35:27] The words of Travis McMichael, I assumed. All right. And Mr Albanese does this, Mr Albanese is like standing on the trees, make the 9-1-1, call St. Paul when you wander down the street. OK, he wanders far enough up in front of Diego Perez's house, and he does this and then turns around and walks away. Travis McMichael says, Yeah, I saw that, so I assumed something was up. There's absolutely no evidence that there was any verbal communication or any phone communication or any communication with the McMichaels that Mr Benzie had seen Mr Arbery inside to toe the open unsecured construction site. No communication. Just the pointing of a finger. Prosecution [10:36:13] Now, previously, Michael, without any immediate knowledge, assumed the worst, and here's what he said. So we stopped and I said, Hey, I just want to talk to you. Where are you running from? What are you doing? He has no idea where Mr Abbott is coming from. He wants to ask him about that. He has no idea of what Mr Abbott is doing. Where are you right from? What are you doing? Perhaps 2500 people are in a pickup truck, a white pickup truck. Mr Arbery is a pedestrian. He is running on the streets, and he's asking Ahmaud Arbery about what he's doing that day. Where are you running from? What are you doing that day? So, ladies and gentlemen, we're now going to talk about defendant William Roddie Bryan at three of seven persons. Prosecution [10:37:14] Because when that stop talk happens, pulls up next to Mr. Aubrey and he starts questioning the strawberry Travis McMichael does, it's actually captured on video in front of Mr. Bryan's house. Mr. Bryan has the Night Owl system. Now here's the thing Mr. Bryan and the Sun is out on the front of his porch, and he's out there messing with stuff. He's fixing something. He's got a ladder out there, he's got all the stuff out there. But Mr. Bryan Night Owl System works this way. It only comes on when there's movement on the porch because of course, you don't want movement on the street because it would go off all the time with cars and joggers and kids and stuff like that. So it's only when it's near his house. Prosecution [10:37:55] So, of course, that day he's working on his house and it goes off. Well, there's a video where you see Mr. Bryan do one of these, where he notices something and he walks off. The next video, of course, with motion activation starts because Mr. Brian is moving, but it just captured is it captures it right there. And what you see? Is Travis St Michael's white F-150 pickup truck in front of Mr. Bryant's house at three or seven? And then Mr. Bryant makes his driveway decision? Defendant Brian sees Mr. Arbery running away from the white pickup truck, and he makes an assumption because he has absolutely no idea what's been going on. And he joins the McMichaels in chasing down Mr. Harvey. Prosecution [10:38:53] He just joins in. Oh, my pickup truck chasing a young man. He just joins in. Now, the night out video only takes these in second increments. Now, of course, he's left the porch, so it doesn't come up again, so we don't have a video of what happens next. But what we did see here was what? There's Mr. Arbery, there is the white pickup truck. Prosecution [10:40:16] What's happening here? Mr Abbott takes off running and a pickup truck goes to follow him. There's Mr Bryant, who goes inside to get the keys to his car. And then you see him sort of over in this area. There he is. He gets in his car. You're witnessing his driveway decision to join the McMichaels and chasing down Mr. Harper. So what happened next, ladies and gentlemen? What happens next? Was this? The McMichaels chase, Mr. Aubrey, all the way down, Burkhardt, and they cut him off. So listen, gentlemen, this started out with Travis, if I forgot. Where are you from, where are you going? And Mr. Arbery ignored them. Mr Aubry didn't want to have anything to do with them. You can tell that because he ran off. He took off running. You just saw and headed down, perfect. Prosecution [10:41:53] They decided to cut them off. How do they cut them off with their pickup truck? This is evidence of false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a pickup truck because they cut them off with their pickup truck. And it's at this point in time that Greg McMichael gets out of the pickup truck. He gets out. Because he's sitting in that kid's seat and he gets into the back of the pickup truck, so now he's riding in the back of the pickup truck. Well, Mr. Arbery does at that point is he turns away from them with rifles. We've now cut him off with a pickup truck and he runs back down. Burford runs back down Burford towards Mr. Roddie Bryan. And what's Mr. Roddie Bryan, you found in Bryant, he saw put on a driveway pull back like that Mr. Arbery came running this way. He pulled out to try and hit him and ran him into the ditch. Prosecution [10:43:02] False imprisonment on Burford, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle by both parties on Burford to cut off Mr. Arbery. Ladies and gentlemen, at this point in time, Mr. Arbery is under attack. By all three of these men, he's under attack because that doesn't stop Mr. Bryan, that he went into the ditch. Mr. Bryan tries to hit Mr. Arbery one two three four different times with his pickup truck, four different times with his pickup truck. Mr. Arbery is under attack. The McMichaels at this point in time, they decide they're going to take off. Prosecution [10:43:48] They're going to go ahead. Up around, Zell would drive and come back down because they're going to try and cut him off because Mr. Ryan is now chasing after Mr. Brian is chasing after Mr. Arbery back towards the tiller drive back towards kind of the McMichael household or that intersection there. And the thing is, you kind of overshoots Mr. Aubrey does actually hit him, but tries to, but overshoot, so he gets so close to Mr. Aubrey that Mr. Aubrey actually has a palm print on Mr. Ryan's car and white T-shirt fibers that are consistent on that part. Prosecution [10:44:30] Mr O'Brien, so I tried to cornering and he tried to reach for my door. Mr Bryant pulls off. Mr Bryan then starts to back his truck up into Mr Arbery as Mr Arbery tries to go down still a drive to leave the neighborhood, defendant Brian redirected Mr Arbery up. Homes drop. In the meantime, Mr Abbott is running a POEMS. drive of Mr Brian behind him. The McMichaels have come around and are coming down. Prosecution [10:45:19] The statements of Defendant Brian. So I just kind of sat there for a minute and didn't really know what to do, and then he was. So I mean, he closed in on me quick, and as soon as he got up to me, I overshot the road. I was kind of angle. I overshot the road and forced him, Mr. Arbery, to go down into the ditch right there. Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. Glynn County Police Department and I angled my truck at him again. I think he kind of turned around. I missed him or whatever. Now he's saying he made it the scene one time when I cornered him up over here, referring to Burford. He was trying to get in my truck. He tried to get in my door. Prosecution [10:46:12] Mr Bryan got so close to Mr Aubrey was trying to hit him, and Mr Aubrey touched the panel and had T-shirt poppers up against it. But for Mr Ryan's point of view. Oh, the guy I'm trying to hit with my car is trying to get my door. Mr Brian l.A.P.D. I mean, I can't say for sure that it wasn't on the door. I didn't give him a chance to get to the door, but in fact, after I angled him off the side of the road, you know, and I kind of went on to ask him because I don't think I hit him, wish I would have might have took him out and not got him shot. Prosecution [10:46:54] But, you know, I probably got past him a little and he came up on me and I could see him in my mirror. He was coming for the door. I see his hands right behind the door. Ladies and gentlemen, what's important about the statement? After I angled him off the side of the road. I kind of went on past him. I didn't give him a chance to get to the door. But remember, this is all after he's used his five thousand pound Lethal Weapon to angle him off the side of the road. Mr Bryant, again. Yeah. Prosecution [10:47:30] Towards the entrance, towards the interest that I confronted him again, angled at him again. Right before we got to the road, he fire right at FanHouse House, the left hand side. If I am again. Here we go. I was fixing, I put it in reverse and was going to back up and and that's when he made his move to go down the road it happened on. Mr Bryant is indicted as a party to the crime, as a party, to the crime because Mr. Bryan kept Mr. Arbery from running down satellite drive out of satellite shores. He redirected him with his vehicle. He falsely imprisoned him and forced him to rob Holmes drive right in to who was coming. Prosecution [10:48:19] The McMichaels. Mr Ryan. All right. So I backed up and started going down that way. He's talking about Holmes Drive now. I think I go back in again kind of forced him off the road or something right in here and he turned around, turned around right in here, the black guy did. He turned round, maybe down this far. So, but he turned around and started running back the other way. And I pulled into a drive or something and started to turn around. Prosecution [10:48:55] That brings us to. VIDEO. When we go and look at the video, I want you to understand two things. First. But Mr Bryant spoke to Officer Major at the scene. He said, I have a video. An officer means you tried to copy it, but it was too long, so he made a short copy. The video you're about to see is much longer than anything anyone seen on TV. If you happen to have seen it before, the rap that we're talking about that Mr Bryant, is this rap. Came out of his house. And that's where we saw the video comes this way, goes here, goes here, backs up Adam that heads up here. Prosecution [10:49:47] Mr. Arbery turns around actually somewhere in here. But Mr. Brian keeps going, pulls into a driveway and then chooses specifically to come back down to the location where Mr. Arbery is eventually shot and killed. All right. So I backed up and started going down that way. You went the wrong way. I did go the wrong way with this. This is where the McMichaels went down here. They're in front of Brian's house. We saw the night out video. They go down this way. Now here's the problem we don't know because we don't have it on video how far Mr. Arbery had to run down Burford before he turned around and ran back toward Defendant Brian's house. Prosecution [10:50:28] We don't know how long this was or how much running he had to do, or where he got turned around, or where the McMichaels cut him off at. We just know that they cut him off somewhere on Burkhardt. But he runs back this way. But the McMichaels keep going. They go up, Sellwood. They go here and they go down here. And they post up their blind wait. This is Mr Aubrey's packed house under construction past the McMichael House here, down somewhere here, we don't know exactly where back towards Mr Ryan's house. Prosecution [10:51:04] And then he's redirected to go up here. He turns around. He comes back down. But he also runs back up and then runs back down. You're going to see that on the video. We don't actually know how many times he was running up and down here, running up and down here. We just know that he was running from all three defendants for five minutes. Mr. Arbery ran away from these three defendants in their pickup trucks for five minutes. There's the combination of everything Prosecution [10:51:33] that took place. So how do you know Mr Ahmaud Arbery, who was under attack by strangers with intent to kill him because Greg McMichael told the police this? Stop or I'll blow your fucking head off. That's what he said to Mr. Arbery, because we want to make sure Mr. Arbery knew Greg McMichael was not playing. Now, when he yelled this at Mr Aubry is unclear because it's not what he's saying on his 9-1-1 call. So we don't know exactly when Greg McMichael said to Mr Arbery. Stop. I'll blow your fucking head off. But that's what Greg McMichael said to Mr R.B.. How do we know? [10:52:21] He told the police, he said it. Laser jump to the video is a small part of the bigger picture, you have to go by those construction sites where they have the big fences up and they've got the the tarp and everything. And then sometimes the tarp claps back so you can kind of see what's happening inside. OK. That's what the video is. It's showing you only a little part of the attack on Ahmaud Arbery. It's a much bigger picture. It's assumptions and driveway decisions. Mr. Arbery ran away from them for five minutes, up and down Burford. Then four times Mr. Ryan tried to hit him with his pickup truck. He's redirected up homes. Prosecution [10:54:24] She. Oh. And not I mention that there's actually sounds of this video, and we will have it figured out by the time we tender this into evidence for you. OK. Ladies and gentlemen. But you just saw as we saw every mailbox. This is really important that blue mailbox right there, Mr. Harper is right there. He's being pursued, attacked by Defendant Ryan. And he turns around. Runs back. Mr Ryan. Prosecution [10:55:58] Goes down, turns around, but he's dropped the phone, which is why we can't see anything. That's what's happening. That phone is down in the well. Mr Bryant used to drive up think it used to drive back down at one point the time he mumbles to himself. I'm going to keep going and he does. And he follows Mr RV driving him toward the McMichaels or parked at the intersection of Holmes. Now, once again. Right here. Prosecution [10:56:35] There's that blue mailbox and see how Mr. Arbery is only just right here. He had run away from them in high schools, and now he's being driven back towards. Based on where this blue mailboxes. And it's difficult to see what what you just saw was Travis McMichael raising his shotgun. The Remington 12 gauge practically no reason, because where's Mr. Arden? Look how far Mr Arbery is. Mr Aubrey's under attack is being driven forward by Mr Bryan in his pickup truck. He's running away from this pickup truck that's already tried to hit him four times toward the McMichaels. Travis McMichael is out of the car with his shotgun, and as Mr. Arbery runs toward him, he pulls up the shotgun and points out. Prosecution [10:57:54] It started around the corner and shot. And the struggling sex. How do you know, this was an attack on Mr. Arbery, because Greg McMichael said it perfectly? Mr. Arbery was trapped like a rat. That's what he told the police. Trapped like a rat. Given the sound and what's going on, I'm going to go ahead and see if this will play, we'll see if it works. Oh okay. Oh, going on one what's interesting emergency? What is important right now is clear people around the world where sexual insurers, girls, girls. Oh, there you go. Sure. Oh sure. Prosecution [10:59:25] So ladies and gentlemen, what you heard was stark. Goddammit, stop. That's Mr Aubrey coming around the track. But a little sound. The shotgun blast Travis is after the shotgun blast took place. Greatly, Michael. At 114 pm in about nine seconds, making that 911 call, remember, Mr Albanese called it one away. This is 114. Greg McMichael has now made the 9-1-1 call. This is after they've all been. Yeah, he's been. Mr Abbott has been attacked. The strawberry has been chased. Mr Abbott has been yelled at. Mr Harvey's life has been threatened. All of this and what does he say? His emergency is this is the emergency. Prosecution [11:00:11] Ladies and gentlemen, I'm out here in satellite shores and there's a black male running down the street. Maxima. Ladies and gentlemen, here are some still shots that you can see there's Travis McMichael pointing the gun and Mr Abbott. See how far away he is. There's a better view as Mr. Arbery tries to go this way, go that way. Travis McMichael is blocking the street. Trucks in one line. He's gone the other way. What's that called off in prison? Strawberry then runs this way to get around the track. Prosecution [11:00:57] Comes over to the side. Comes around, and ladies and gentlemen, this is really important. What you're seeing here are two really, really important things. Right here is Travis McMichaels head. Travis McMichael said you see the shadow underneath. This is really important, the reason the shadow is important is because it shows Travis McMichael shadow. It shows this long thing. The Remington 12 gauge shotgun. And it shows Mr. Arbery right here. This truck blocks exactly what took place. But you can see this is where Travis McMichael is. There's the shotgun, and this is where Mr. Arbery is right there. In other words, ladies and gentlemen, Travis McMichael did not say on the driver's side of the pickup truck. He didn't stay right here. His dad was in a higher position. That door is open. What did Travis McMichael do with that shotgun?
FAMILY INSPECTING A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - 2
A family inspects a recreational vehicle.