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Government Shutdown Drags on; Police Officer Charged in SUV Beating; Cars Of The Future; Interview with Brett Larson; Red Sox Move On

Aired October 9, 2013 - 06:30   ET


JOHN KING, CNN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: But again, most of the conservatives who are dug in on this issue, they don't want to vote to raise the debt ceiling at all. So, trying to cobble the votes together for two different proposals would be difficult.

I would say there's one significant thing yesterday as the president and the speaker talked past each other. The president, even though he used the words extortion and says he would not negotiate, he did say he was willing to have something passed with a written list of things they would then discuss. So, essentially open the government, raise the debt ceiling, and put in there a list of things we will then negotiate. Potentially the seeds of something but they have to trust each other to get going forward.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Is that the way of having a compromise without saying you're negotiating or compromising on your values? Because both sides have drawn such a firm line in the sand now. The question is, is it enough to pass the House? There's no guarantee there, right?

KING: No. No guarantee at all in the sense that number 1, in terms of opening the government shutdown by CNN's count if the speaker were willing to bring to the floor a clean bill that said re-open the government, fund the government at existing levels, we think, we're pretty sure some our reporting that enough Republicans would support it.

He's not willing to do that because he has that conservative part of his base that on the shutdown issue has been demanding changes to Obamacare. The question now is can the speaker move on to the debt ceiling, do this all in one big package, get the conservatives to drop their obsession with Obamacare and maybe instead accept some other issues, changes on other issues like tax reform, Medicare and Social Security, like spending cuts.

BOLDUAN: Well right along that vein, I mean the House budget chairman, Paul Ryan, been noticeably silent throughout this fight. Now finally staking his claim and his position in this is an opinion piece in "The Wall Street Journal" calling for an end to the stalemate, talking about finding common ground, calls for modest entitlement and tax reform. We heard that from him before. What you don't hear form him in this op-ed is any talk of defunding, getting rid of Obamacare as part of these negotiations. What do you make of it? KING: Could be, emphasis on could be, important. When you're in the middle of a mess like this, you look for someone or something to step forward to change the dynamic. Now, Paul Ryan, for years Kate as you know, has been a hero for conservatives when it comes to budget issues. He's bucked his own leadership. He's wanted to go further than the leadership in the past. He's wanted to go further than the Republican party. He's challenged President Obama publicly --


KING: -- to do more on spending and entitlement. The question is can these Tea Party and other conservatives who have been hung up over the healthcare plan, will they look at Paul Ryan and say, okay, all right, we're willing to drop Obamacare for now and follow you, and could this be, and here's the op-ed piece folks, you should read it. There's a lot in here. Could you take this and say open the government, raise the debt ceiling and here's your list, Mr. President? Here's the things the Republicans wanted to fix this, or will they continue to say, no, we want the health care plan? Is Paul Ryan still their hero or is he now part of the establishment? That's the question.

BOLDUAN: It can also speak to the question of trust we keep talking about every day. Clearly House conservatives do not trust the president. There's a question if they can trust their leadership right now to follow through on these things. Maybe they trust Paul Ryan on this.

KING: Yes. Do those conservatives trust him? I know this, I know the president respects him. He disagrees with him on a lot of things, but the president respects him. If you read the piece, there are a number of bipartisan proposals, bipartisan ideas. There will be some fights over the details if you're changing Medicare. There'll be some fights over the details on tax reform, but there have been some healthy bipartisan conversations on all of the issues Paul Ryan talks about here. The question is, could this be a circuit breaker or is it another thing that comes forward is the hope for a few hours like right now? And when we start to count the votes we say never mind. That's the question.

BOLDUAN: It seems like we see that movie play out over and over again.

KING: That's the movie we don't want to see.

BOLDUAN: We'll check in tomorrow and see if we're still living in Ground Hog Day. See you later.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Coming up on NEW DAY, a veteran off-duty police officer facing arraignment, accused of taking part in that violent attack by bikers against the driver of an SUV. Now, the officer denies the charges. Investigators say they have all the proof they need. We'll tell you what the case is against him.

BOLDUAN: What would you do if you were the only passenger on a plane and the pilot collapsed midflight? It happened in the UK and you're about to find out how it all turned out.


BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY. Let's get straight over to Indra Petersons in the weather center for what you need to know before you head out the door. First things first.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It's fall. That's all you need to know. Done. I'm done. Going to walk right back, you guys.

We're talking about 30s this morning, some places below freezing, especially upstate New York through Vermont. Right now we know by the afternoon we'll be talking about temperatures even cooler than they were yesterday. All thanks to that dome of high pressure that's hanging out there, bringing in that arctic air straight down from Canada.

So highs today, I guess so, it's fall. There will be temperatures into the 60s. D.C., your highs tomorrow are only going to be in the 50s. Average just to prove my point is 71. Even for fall, that is cold. Definitely a little bit of chill, we'll be add something wind into the mix. We'll give you a breeze out there. That's the story up and down the entire eastern seaboard.

By the time you get into the Carolinas, you're looking at wind and cool temperatures but we'll throw in rain into the mix. This low will affect, again, the entire east coast, starting in the south and eventually making its way up to the northeast.

Where is it warm? Right in the middle of the country. Where we're cool those temperatures are going way up. They're talking about temperatures in Minneapolis. They get to be into the 70s, 76 degrees in Minneapolis, here we are in the 60s. That is wrong. That's all I'm saying.

BOLDUAN: Thank you very much.

CUOMO: A lot of numbers on the board, not the ocean temperature, though, odd, odd.

PETERSONS: Weird. See if I can do that for you again.

CUOMO: The one thing we wish Indra Petersons would tell us is the ocean.

PETERSONS: The fishing forecast.

CUOMO: Want to tell you about something that's somewhat unusual in connection with the violent attack by a group of motorcyclists on that SUV driver. And you remember as you're watching it, all captured on video.

Here's the unusual part. One of two people being arraigned today is an NYPD detective who was under cover and off duty at the time. He claims did he not take part, but he knows there's a ton of video of the event. As Susan Candiotti tells us, authorities say they have all the proof they need.


SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: As we learn of even more arrests, online video like this, painful to watch.

A biker seen kicking SUV driver Alexian Lien, laying motionless and bloodied on the ground before trying to get up.

An off-duty, under cover detective, now under arrest. 32-year-old Wojciech Braszczok, who was riding with other bikers shown in this video, gone viral. A camera showing an SUV driver running over brikers after his tires were slashed. The off-duty cop is charged with two felonies: criminal mischief and being involved in a riot. In-part accused of pounding on tat SUV.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The internal affairs bureau is looking at this and they'll continue to do so.

CANDIOTTI: Another biker also charged with gang assault and criminal mischief. A law enforcement source says police have video of the detective not yet made public, proving he took part.

That same source says the veteran detective waited three days before reporting the incident, afraid of blowing his cover.

CNN legal analyst and former prosecutor Paul Callen says the detective could also lose his job even if he's not convicted.

PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: As police officers, they have an obligation under NYPD regulations to break their cover if they're undercover and to come to the assistance of any civilian who's in danger. And having looked at this video, clearly, the civilians in that car looked like they're in danger.

CANDIOTTI: Police also released photos of four other bikers in connection with the attack. The still frames were isolated from that video, showing Lein getting stomped on. As for the biker wearing that helmet cam, he's now revealing why he pressed the record button.

He says he saw Lein throw a water bottle out of his sun roof, hitting a biker. The SUV starting swerving and the biker smelled trouble. He's not expected to be charged.

The police union representing the undercover detective who was arrested has nothing to say for now. The worst may be far from over. A law enforcement official telling CNN prosecutors are considering charges against at least one more officer and more bikers.

Susan Candiotti, CNN, New York.


BOLDUAN: All right, Susan, thanks so much.

Let's go around the world now starting in Brazil where they're waking up this morning to stunning scenes of destruction in two major cities. Barbara Arvanitides reports from Sao Paulo. BARBARA ARVANITIDIS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Violent protests rocked the cities of Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo as protesters clash with riot police. Banks were broken into and a bus torched as protesters ransacked the city center. This came after a day of peaceful protesters which saw at least 10,000 people take to the streets in solidarity with teachers asking for better wages and benefits.

BOLDUAN: All right, Barbara thank you so much. Let's go to Libya where tensions are raising after a U.S. military raid that netted a prime al Qaeda suspect. Libyan officials aren't pleased. Our Nic Robertson has the story from Tripoli.

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Libya's top lawmakers are demand the immediate return of Al Libi. At the same time accepting that may not happen, saying that he should get a Libyan defense team on trial in New York. Justice minister expressing conciliatory terms as well, saying that Libya can work with the United States if they trust the American justice system. The wild card, the radical Islamist that holds sway in some parts of the country, calling for tax on oil and gas installations as well as kidnapping Americans here in Tripoli. Kate?

BOLDUAN: To the United Kingdom where a passenger had to take control of the plane after the pilot got sick midflight. Here's Erin McLaughlin with the story.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's every passenger's worst nightmare. The pilot falls ill and the passenger, who has very little flight experience, is forced to take the controls. That's exactly what happened yesterday in Humberside, England. The pilot later died, but remarkably they were able to call in two flight instructors to talk the passenger through how to land the two-seater Cessna. He flew over the runway three times before finally getting it right. Back to you, Kate.

BOLDUAN: The fact that he got it right at all, that's scary, Erin thank you for that.

CUOMO: Boy, oh boy. All right, we're going to take a little break here on NEW DAY. When we come back, we need to discuss what do you think about this? Hands-free parking. A peek at the car of the future. Gets you into the tightest spot. Finds a spot for you.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: And we have a whole don't try this at home file. Here's another one. Don't try it anywhere. Is this ping- pong stunt real or fake? We don't care. It's our must-see moment.


(SINGING) I'm a Barbie girl.

CUOMO: Oh, that's a great song.

BOLDUAN: No, it's not. Not even close. Clarity.


PEREIRA: Get out of my dreams and into my car says Billy Ocean. It is "Money Time." Welcome back. Mornings, early, lots of traffic, you have to find a parking space, unless your car can find one for you and then park itself. This is one of the features that Ford is showing off in this new video for itself parking car. Our guest, Brett Larson got here in a self-parking car.


PEREIRA: We wish. Host of TechBytes. Thanks so much for being.


PEREIRA: This isn't new. We've seen this self-driving cars. What is ford saying that they're bringing to the self-driving world, if you will?

LARSON: The ability to where you can literally get out of your car and say find a parking space for me, and it will drive and find a parking space. And then, as you can see here, pull in to said parking space for you.

PEREIRA: Even if there is a handicapped placard?

LARSON: Part of the technology is equipping the parking areas so the car knows --

PEREIRA: So, there's smart parking spots.

LARSON: Smart parking spots. Yes.

PEREIRA: It's a valid question.

CUOMO: -- car.

LARSON: Yes. So, the car -- and it's a smart car, too, because like if somebody runs in front of it or if a car that doesn't self-park like has someone behind the wheel pulls in front of it --


LARSON: Honk the horn, flashes the light.

CUOMO: Has rage.

LARSON: Get out of my way!



BOLDUAN: What do you think?

CUOMO: Can we discuss? BOLDUAN: Yes.


CUOMO: I'm pro for it. I drive one. I'm an American (ph), but I have some concerns with this technology.

BOLDUAN: I don't like it.

CUOMO: I change my position.


CUOMO: I am pro this technology and anybody who's against it is a fool in pink. I think it's good that people have this technology, makes things easier. This is a smarter car. It's better for driving, case closed.

LARSON: Was that a question?

PEREIRA: Counterpoint.


LARSON: Did I end up on crossfire?


BOLDUAN: Here's my only thing. I actually enjoy parallel parking.



LARSON: Did you grow up in California?

BOLDUAN: No. I grew up in Indiana where the parking spaces are little larger. Maybe that's why.


LARSON: I can do it on either side of the street, too.

BOLDUAN: Impressive.

LARSON: But you know --

BOLDUAN: Isn't there a market for this? Do you think people are going to want it?

LARSON: I think that there is a small market for it, but I think it's a piece of a puzzle in a bigger picture where it's going to be -- we're moving towards, you know, safer cars and technology --


that keeps us safe.

CUOMO: -- do you want to get with driving? At what point do you get too Jetsons (ph) and now you're not paying attention when you're driving?

LARSON: That's a very valid -- that's a very valid point, but you know, Sully Sullenberger proved no matter how much technology you have there to help you, you still have to have somebody who knows what they're doing.


BOLDUAN: -- parking garages to accommodate this --

LARSON: There's definitely a need for infrastructure technology. Ford and Volvo say it's not expensive, it's not an expensive upgrade, but there is a need for that. I mean, these things aren't going to drive literally with like a GPS.

PEREIRA: The fact is a lot of these things make their way to consumer models, some of the features.

LARSON: Yes, absolutely.

PEREIRA: We're probably closer to this being a reality than -- Chris, I can't remember who was for or against it.


CUOMO: I was against Kate.


CUOMO: -- self-parking.

LARSON: It's like power windows and door locks, like that used to be a luxury item. Now, it's common on every car.

PEREIRA: Backup camera.

LARSON: And the backup camera.


PEREIRA: You're amazing. We could debate that forever, but let's show you the "Must-See Moment." Stick around for this.



PEREIRA (voice-over): This is a Swedish group of extreme Ping- Pongers. You didn't know those existed. Their latest online video stunt shows one of the crewmembers using Ping-Pong paddles to hurl chef's knives at target's really close to his partner's body. The third one -- CUOMO (voice-over): Oh, strong.

LARSON: No way.

PEREIRA: And then, wait, they hold up -- yes. He cuts the pineapple in half, throws knives, Ping-Pong in the mouth. Over a million folks have watched it online.

BOLDUAN: It's not real.

PEREIRA: It's probably not real. In fact, one response on the --

BOLDUAN: No way.

PEREIRA: There's no way. I think it's in clever editing.


PEREIRA (on-camera): One of the people said nice try, Kimmel. We're not falling for it this time.

BOLDUAN (on-camera): I'm not falling for it. After that twerking video --



PEREIRA: -- clever editing and a fun piece of video. You want to get in on this, tweet us us #NEWDAY.

BOLDUAN: Real or fake? There's our new segment.

PEREIRA: We pretty much know it's fake, but, it's still fun.

BOLDUAN: It's still amazing.

CUOMO (on-camera): I hold out --


LARSON (on-camera): I think it's backwards.

PEREIRA: You think it's backwards?

BOLDUAN: That's impossible. How do you throw a knife from a Ping- Pong paddle.

PEREIRA: Spit out a knife.

LARSON: I don't know.



LARSON: Because you play Ping-Pong. You're a Ping-Pong expert. Isn't there a song about it, Ping-Pong Wizard?

BOLDUAN: Some like that,



CUOMO: We know the discussion is over because they're screaming teases.

BOLDUAN: Teases.

CUOMO: We have nothing else to offer.


CUOMO: Coming up on NEW DAY, President Obama says he will talk to Republicans, quote, "about anything" he'll talk to Republicans. Once the debt ceiling is raised and the government re-opens, that's the catch. Is it compromised? How is it being received? We'll tell you.

BOLDUAN: And then, the story we've been talking about all morning, a disturbing find at a San Francisco hospital where a female patient, she went missing more than two weeks ago. We have live details on that story and where she was found.


CUOMO: Baseball playoffs, they matter. And that's why as an example of my unfailing fairness, I will tell you that the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays last night and are now headed to the ALCS, even though I don't like that team. Andy Scholes is here with this morning's "Bleacher Report." It's all about fairness.

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: It is all about fairness, Chris. You know, Red Sox nation rejoicing this morning. And you know, what a difference a year makes. Last season, the Sox, they were the worst team in their division. This season, best record in baseball, and now, they are headed back to the ALCS for the first time in five years.

Last night against the Rays, Boston scratched out three runs in the final three innings to get the win. They take the series three games to one. Now, Boston will meet the winner between the Tigers and the A's. Detroit trying to stay alive in their series with the win last night. There's a little controversy in the seventh inning.

Tigers were down 4-3, Victor Martinez sent this ball deep to right and check it out. Josh Reddick going up for the ball, two fans grab it right before he has a chance to make a play. Umpires review it. They give Martinez the home run. Tigers going to win the game, 8-6. The decisive game five will be Thursday night on TBS.

All right. The New York Giants are off to an 0-5 start, their worst start in 34 years. So, a popular gentlemen's club in Manhattan has a new policy, G-strings, yes, G-men, no. Rick's Cabaret says it will no longer be playing Giants game. Patrons at the club have been -- become depressed and upset watching them lose. And guys, the dancers have actually been complaining that the boos are distracting. It's all about keeping a positive atmosphere.

BOLDUAN: The silence is speaking volumes to you right now, Andy Scholes.


BOLDUAN: Thoughts?

CUOMO: I'm not allowed to discuss Rick's Cabaret, but I am happy for the news about the Giants.


CUOMO: Andy Scholes --


BOLDUAN: Thanks, Andy.

We are now at the top of the hour, which means it is definitely time for the top news.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We're not going to pay a ransom for America paying its bills.

CUOMO: Facing the pain. Families of killed service members not getting benefits. Tens of thousands now going on unemployment. The effects of the shutdown are on the rise. Politicians' efforts to stop them, not so much.

BOLDUAN: Outbreak. Nearly 300 people sickened in 18 states by salmonella, almost half of them hospitalized, and now, we may know what makes this particular strain so dangerous.

PEREIRA: Speaking out. The father of that nine-year-old who thwarted security to board a plane to Vegas without a ticket now talking. What he says about his son's shocking adventure?

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: What you need to know --

REP. JOHN BOEHNER, (R) HOUSE SPEAKER: I have to say, I was disappointed that the president refuses to negotiate.

ANNOUNCER: What you just have to see.

This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.

(END VIDEOTAPE) CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome back to NEW DAY. It is Wednesday, October 9th, seven o'clock in the east. Boston thrown into turmoil. Why? School bus drivers there staged a surprise strike. Some 30,000 students were stranded. Worse yet, parents and kids may be in trouble again this afternoon. We'll tell you what's going on. We got a reporter on see.

BOLDUAN: And good question here. How did a woman's body end up in a stairwell at a San Francisco hospital? A shocked and understandably outraged family is looking for answers this morning. We're going to have details on that ahead.