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Did Incompetence Lead to Navy Yard Massacre?; Naval Officers Accused of Corruption; Saving America`s Wild Horses; Teen Rape Cover-up By High School Employees; Secrets of the World`s Fastest Learner; Cops Arrest One of Their Own; Kim Kardashian: Charitable or Cheap?

Aired November 25, 2013 - 19:00:00   ET


JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST: Tonight I am ranting, ranting about the waste and moral decay in our government.

This time it`s the Navy, which is smack in the middle of a mushrooming corruption scandal involving allegations of prostitutes and massive bribery.

Of course, as if that weren`t enough, tonight we are also getting new evidence of mindboggling military incompetence in the case of Navy Yard mass murderer Aaron Alexis. You remember him: He slaughtered a dozen innocent Americans this past September while roaming the halls of the Washington Navy Yard with a gun as government surveillance cameras rolled on and on and on, watching it all go down.

Tonight, a stunner: we`re learning the private contractor this killer worked for doing computer repairs knew he was a ticking time bomb, because they pulled his security clearance less than two months before he went on this rampage. The problem is, they didn`t tell the Navy. And then after just two days -- two days -- they reinstated his security clearance. That allowed this psycho to go into the Navy Yard and start shooting.

Good evening. I`m Jane Velez-Mitchell, and I`m fed up.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I heard three shots, pow, pow, pow.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It really is hard to believe that someone with a record as checkered as this man could conceivably get, you know, clearance to get a, you know, credentials to be able to get on the base.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody went down the stairs, and people were pushing. People were shoving. You know, people were falling down. It was just crazy.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everyone said, "This is no drill. Go, go, go."


VELEZ-MITCHELL: What do you think? Call me: 1-877-JVM-SAYS, 1-877- 586-7297.

After the horror -- Aaron Alexis had a psychotic episode. For months before, he was hearing voices in his head. Remember this?


VALERIE PARLAVE, FBI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE, WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE: There are multiple indicators that Alexis held a delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency, or ELF, electromagnetic waves.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, that`s what I call psycho. He told cops that people were following him using a microwave machine to send vibrations into his body.

When his employer, a military subcontractor, got wind of that, they yanked his military security clearance for two days. For two days.

Danielle Belton, political blogger, how in the world can you reinstate somebody`s military security clearance when they`re hearing voices and they think a microwave is going through their body?

DANIELLE BELTON, POLITICAL BLOGGER: It`s easy. It happens because it`s happened before, and people just kick the can down the road. They see people are having troubles, and people are struggling. People are exhibiting clear issues of mental health problems. And instead of, like, getting them help, getting rid of their clearance or just handling the situation, they go, "Well, maybe this time nothing bad will happen. I`ll just kick the can down the road. It`s not my problem. I don`t want to deal with it."

Because nobody, you know, wants to confront the issue head on. They`d just rather ignore it. The problem is this time there were deadly consequences for ignoring it.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I agree with you. And I think that part of the problem is that our military is just too darn big. It is bigger than the militaries of the 13 other countries combined. OK? The 13 largest militaries combined are not as big as our military. And guess who`s paying for all of this? We, the taxpayers.

Now a couple of years ago -- it`s the last time they studied this, I guess -- 20 percent of our nation`s budget went to defense. OK. That`s about $718 billion. Again, that`s more than the next 13 nations combined spent on their militaries.

So you look at the Navy Yard killer, and you see the layers of bureaucracy that aren`t working anywhere. He worked for a subcontractor. That private subcontractor, in turn, worked for another larger private company, which in turn worked for the U.S. Navy. No wonder he slipped through the cracks.

Remember the term "military industrial complex?" It`s a term coined by former President Eisenhower, a conservative. OK? A conservative but a man who also served in war. And he knew the horrors of war.

Well, now the U.S. military budget has to be cut by a whopping $487 billion over the next decade. But you know what? Instead of cutting the massive bureaucracy or some ridiculous program that produces $7,000 wrenches, word is those cuts are going to come out, quite probably, of pay and benefits for rank-and-file members of the military.

You know what, Pete Dominick, Sirius XM host, it always end up that the little guy is screwed. OK? There`s so much else we can cut back. How about cutting back on the 47,000 U.S. troops still posted in Afghanistan?

PETE DOMINICK, SIRIUS XM RADIO HOST: Well, I mean, listen, that`s one place to start. We`ve -- that`s the longest war in the history of this country.

You`re right, Jane. Our military is far too big, bigger than the next 13 combined. I`m not sure exactly what we`re preparing for, what threat. The only thing I can imagine would be an alien invasion. You know, the country of China has one aircraft carrier. I believe we have 12 aircraft carrier groups.

But the problem with the Naval Yard shooter -- and I like that you`re calling him that, as opposed to his actual name, because I don`t think we should say the names of these shooters and glorify them and make them even more infamous than they already are -- is not necessarily that he had clearance, his -- was revoked and then was given back to him.

Wherever he was going to be working when he was working, he may have shot people. The question I have is why someone who has a history of mental illness, violent mental illness, because most people who are mentally ill, the vast majority are not violent, why someone with a history of mental illness could buy a shotgun legally in a state of Virginia where he`s not even from. That`s the question I have.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. But that`s another problem. We`re talking about military bureaucracy and moral corruption when something gets too big. The old phrase, power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. The more entrenched these bureaucrats get, the more powerful, and they feel they`re above it all.

Case in point, just in case you`re not angry enough already tonight, U.S. naval officials are also being accused of bribery. Who`s getting ripped off? You and me, the taxpayers.

OK. This guy, Leonard Francis, he`s a wealthy Malaysian contractor. He was hosting fancy dinner parties at luxury hotels in Malaysia for senior officers of the U.S. Navy, who called him Fat Leonard.

"The New York Times" say in e-mails, U.S. naval officers called him "boss." That`s right. They called him "boss." They vowed to work his business plan.

Now three U.S. naval officers have been arrested for conspiracy to commit bribery, accused of accepting cash, the services of prostitutes, and gifts, including Lady Gaga tickets.


BARBARA STARR, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Gifts and bribes from Lady Gaga tickets to prostitute. Just the tip of a scandal reaching the Navy`s top ranks.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have indications that several naval officers and even some civilian employees have been taking bribes.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Maybe I`ll go to Lisa, Canada.

The contractor and the three Navy officials say they`re not guilty. But now half a dozen U.S. naval officials are under investigation. And some believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.

You know what? It always comes down to cash and prizes. If you want to find moral corruption or any kind of corruption, good old-fashioned take the money, take the prostitutes corruption, follow the money.

All right. Lisa, Canada, what have you got to say?

CALLER: ... so there`s no coverage.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: What, Lisa? What you got to say up there in Canada?

CALLER: OK. Thank you.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. She`s having another conversation.

Jon Leiberman, this makes me sick. This makes me sick. You know why? Because all of the buildup that occurred after 9/11, a lot of the contracts that this Fat Leonard got was because, oh, we need more security following 9/11. What we got was more bureaucracy, and what we got was more corruption in this particular case.

JON LEIBERMAN, HLN CONTRIBUTOR: Jane, it appears to be a complete breakdown, and the reason why it`s just the tip of the iceberg is this.

It turns out Fat Leonard and his company have been doing business with our government for nearly three decades now. And so now investigators have to go back through the 25, 28 years and really pick through all of this to see if many of these allegations didn`t take root 20, 25 years ago.

And then there`s this, Jane. Despite a number of red flags coming up about this company, about its business dealings, what did our government do? Well, of course, just a couple of years ago we gave a $200 million contract to this company.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Of course we did.

LEIBERMAN: Despite other red flags that were raised.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Of course we did. Listen, this goes on in all these agencies. You remember when the BP oil spill occurred? It turned out that they found out that the government inspectors, the MSS, Minerals Management Service inspectors were taking tickets from the companies. They were doing all sorts of things they weren`t supposed to do.

OK. It`s a candy store out there. A big candy store. And you know who`s paying for the candy? We are. It`s time for us to stay enough. Bring these brave soldiers home.

Cut it back. Cut back the bureaucracy. It`s too big. It ain`t working.

All right. Here`s a case that sent shock waves through the country. High-school football player bragging online about raping a 16-year-old girl. Two of the players were convicted of rape and now the adults are getting into trouble. The school`s superintendent facing charges.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Was there a cover-up in Steubenville? New questions about who knew what and when about the rape of a teenager and the picture, video and tweets that went viral.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There is a full-scale investigation of so many more people who clearly had so much to do with this.



VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, hey little Rico. I know that`s faux fur, because you as a dog would never wear a fellow dog, much less a fox or a mink. If you`re compassionate, don`t wear fur.

Rico tonight in our animal investigations unit. Outrage erupting as the Bureau of Land Management announces yet another wild horse roundup using our tax dollars. This is happening as we speak along the Wyoming- Colorado border and it`s an outrage.


SALLY JEWELL, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR: I am going to quote from a Joni Mitchell song. Don`t it always seem to go that you don`t know what you`ve got until it`s gone? You can sing the rest.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Ha, ha, but it`s not funny. That is Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, under whose leadership the U.S. government continues its controversial wild horse roundups. These roundups terrify wild horses and their babies, fillies and foals. Helicopters. Oh, my gosh. Do you know how scared these horses are right now as they race away from that chopper?

They have no idea what`s going on. What`s going on is they`re being rounded up.

About 45,000 wild horses have been rounded up with our tax dollars, and they are languishing at taxpayer expense in cramped U.S. government holding pens. Why? Forty-five-thousands -- repeatedly, repeatedly -- asked Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to comment specifically on the wild horses the U.S. government is keeping indefinitely in government holding pens. What will happen to them?

Our show has repeatedly asked the interior secretary Sally Jewell to comment specifically to comment on the wild horses. She will not. Instead her agency directs us to this hour-long video, and I watched the whole hour, where she doesn`t specifically addresses the horses in holding pens under her watch, but she does say this.


JEWELL: Horses are really good at reproducing: 20 percent a year. That means the herd doubles in size every three and a half years. That`s a lot of horses. And, providing they have forage, that gives them an opportunity to continue to grow very dramatically and not in a sustainable way.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. Here`s the truth. The truth is the wild horse population has been decimated by the U.S. government. There used to be millions. Now we`re down to about 33,000 wild horses, and the U.S. government just keeps on rounding up the rest. I and other critics believe the U.S. government is in violation of its own Wild Horse and Burrow Act. Secretary Jewell, however, says this.


JEWELL: We would love to have a stronger partnership with the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a more effective birth control method that`s what`s available out there. Because it`s very expensive, and it doesn`t work for a very long period of time. And, oh, by the way, you have to get the horses there to give them the birth control.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, I hope you`re watching and listening. You do know that rounding up the horses and then carting them off to live miserable lives in holding pens costs millions and millions and millions of dollars. How about that expense? Why didn`t you mention that enormous expense?

Could there be another reason you want these wild horses off the land? Is this, as some critics say, a land grab for various industries, including the cattle and energy industry?

Joining me now, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle. Wayne, first of all, what can you tell us about the horrors that these wild horses face as they`re rounded up and put in these holding pens?

WAYNE PACELLE, PRESIDENT/CEO, HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, Jane, you know, you said it right. We`ve got more horses in holding facilities than we have horses on the range. We`re talking about the far western states. We`re talking about millions of acres. Fertility control, if they want to control the population, is far superior to rounding them up and then having them in the holding facilities.

Sixty percent of the Bureau of Land Management`s budget for wild horses is being cannibalized by these roundups and the holding facilities. We`ve got a new policy that the National Academy of Sciences and others have advocated. We really need to begin to implement that policy, and credit goes to Madeleine Pickens and so many other wild horse advocates, and you, Jane, for really focusing on this problem.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, yes. And we`re going to talk to one of my heroes, Madeleine Pickens, right now. Instead of answering our specific question, very simple, what do you plan to do with 45,000, or even more at this point, horses languishing in government holding pens? It`s a simple question.

The Interior Department sent us this video of Secretary Jewell`s speech. It`s an hour long. She doesn`t shy away from allegations that more of the Bureau of Land Management controlled acreage, which is what she oversees, where many wild horses roam, could be used for controversial processes like fracking in the future.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Thirteen percent of all oil drilling and fracturing is done on BLM land right now. Will that number rise or go down in the future?

JEWELL: We have a number of opportunities to continue to develop oil and gas on BLM lands. And we will continue to see that happen. We`ll likely do more, because we`ll be leasing more land to do it.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now critics are saying, hey, wild horses have been moved from many areas so that private city can get into these areas and frack. And also the cattle industry.

Yes, I want to go to Madeleine Pickens, founder of Saving America`s Mustangs.

Madeleine, thank you for joining us. You have offered, getting back to these horses in holding pens, 45,000 now, maybe more, up to 50,000, some are saying. You`ve offered to take virtually all of these horses and put them in a sanctuary of thousands of acres of land that you have. Tell us what your conversations have been with the government. Because you could solve this problem, save U.S. taxpayers a whole bunch of money. Go ahead.

MADELEINE PICKENS, SAVING AMERICA`S MUSTANGS: It`s interesting listening to Sally Jewell. She repeats the same things that most people on the other side of the coin are saying: that, you know, they go at 20 percent a year. You know, the one thing these people forget to mention is attrition. There`s a natural high attrition rate on the range, because there are no such things as antibiotics. I mean, there is severe weather.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Madeleine, I`ve got to cut to the chase. I`ve got to cut to the chase. Look at -- look at the camera. And answer me this question.

You offered to take the horses. Why has the government not taken you up on saving millions of dollars that you would really take all of that responsibility on yourself, a person who can afford it?

PICKENS: I did offer that, and there`s two things that you look at: when something doesn`t work and you have a good solution, you have to say why is it not working? Is it corruption or is it just stupidity?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: You`ve offered to take the horses that are in these temporary holding pens year after year and the Interior Department just says no?

PICKENS: They won`t make a commitment. They haven`t even come out to visit. I talked to the department in Washington all the time, and they`re telling me they don`t even have to money to round up any more horses. Then why do you have 50,000 already gathered and you talk about gathering more? They just desecrated the whole Shelton (ph) Wildlife Act to what were...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: They`re gathering them right now. Madeleine, they`re gathering them now. They`re telling you they don`t have money to give you the horses? They`re gathering more. Something stinks.

PICKENS: The money...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Something stinks, big time. Take it from me.

Secretary Jewell, you are invited to come on this program any time. I would love to ask you some questions.

Next, the unthinkable. High-school football players brag online about raping a teenage girl. Now school officials are being charged with trying to cover up a crime, a big one. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This picture sparked outrage.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You will be able to read the text messages that were sent.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Social media was abuzz with tweets and videos by fellow teens referring to that night.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We know this photo is sent by Trent to a number of other teenagers.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: "Song of the night is definitely `Rape Me` by Nirvana."

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But they also bragged about their knowledge of how impaired she was.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: In the Lion`s Den tonight, we`re debating the brand- new charges in the Steubenville rape case.

You will recall two teenage boys were accused of raping a 16-year-old girl following a wild alcohol-fueled house party. It`s a case that deeply disturbed the whole country, sent shock waves coast to coast, and especially in the Ohio community where it all went down.

This photo of the victim, apparently drunk and unconscious, was used as evidence against the attackers.

Today we learned a grand jury thinks this case has all of the hallmarks of a cover-up. They sent indictments all the way up the school food chain to the adults in charge. That`s right: The school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were all charged.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Failure to report child abuse or neglect, allowing underage drinking, failure to report child abuse or neglecting, contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a child, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Back in March, 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma`lik Richmond were both found guilty of rape. They were sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail. They could be there until they`re 21 years old.

Mays got an additional year for distributing nude pictures of the victim. The boys may never have to face justice, or they may never have faced justice, had videos and photos of the assault and the intoxicated victim not gone viral. Did school employees try to cover this whole mess up?

Straight out to CNN correspondent Jean Casarez. You are live in Steubenville, Ohio, where the indictments were announced today.

Listen, some of these phrases are a little vague. Can you read between the lines for us and give us a sense of what is being alleged in this indictment about the adults in this terrible story?

JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think these charges that came down today can really be separated into three different categories, just as you said: the cover-up, trying to let any crimes never surface, by giving false statements, by misleading, by maybe even deleting video.

And then you have the second category of not reporting. You know, teachers, administrators, principals, they have a duty to report if they believe that child abuse is taking place.

And then the third aspect is finally an adult was charged with allowing underaged teens to drink in a private residence. The attorney general`s office tells me that his parents own the home, he was an assistant coach. He lived there. He saw one of the parties that night.

But according to Ohio law, Jane, they cannot put the actual facts together with the charges. So we don`t know what the intricacies are of what they say these people are alleged to have done.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, suffice it to say that, if it weren`t for some adult, the allegation is that that party wouldn`t have happened where it happened, and therefore, maybe the horrors that happened afterward would not have happened.

After he was convicted, Ma`lik Richmond completely broke down in court. He apologized to the victim and her mother. Let`s listen. Then we`re going to talk to his attorney on the other side.


MA`LIK RICHMOND, CONVICTED OF RAPING FELLOW STUDENT: I would like to apologize to you. I had no intention to doing anything like that. I`m sorry to put you guys through this. I`m sorry.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Since the boys were convicted, six other people have now been indicted. Five school employees and an employee`s daughter.

So I want to go to Walter Madison, defense attorney for the young man you just heard crying there. You know, a lot of people did not buy those tears. They feel that he was old enough to know what was right and what was wrong.

Do you ultimately feel, however, that there was some kind of adult vacuum, that this was happening in a vacuum, some kind of vacuum. I don`t know if it was his parents, or the school officials, the folks indicted today, that these kids were allowed to sort of turn into gone wild because they were not under watch?

WALTER MADISON, ATTORNEY FOR MALIK RICHMOND: Well, Jane, I`ve said all along and the attorney general and myself, we agree on this particular point. I think that there was a failure many, many, many days before this incident of these young children.

You know, many of these kids did not realize that rape in the form of digital penetration constitutes rape in the state of Ohio. There were adults who learned that throughout this trial and quite frankly I think that is the responsibility of adults to help educate our children of this perils that they can find themselves in.

You have children who are unsupervised, allowed to have alcohol.



VELEZ-MITCHELL: And Walter I want to jump here. Evangeline Gomez -- for one second and I`ll get back to you, sir one second -- the idea that teenagers don`t understand that digitally penetrating a girl who is out of it because she`s so drunk is not morally wrong, that makes me sad for this world.

EVANGELINE GOMEZ, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: It makes me sad too and it`s frankly it`s unbelievable. I was in high school in the 90s in the state of Ohio ironically and I remember getting this type of education in my high school, junior high and even in elementary school.

So to think that someone could say today where we do have this education that`s much more advanced, you`re getting it in school, teachers are talking about it, you`re getting it on TV you`re also getting it on the Internet that you don`t know that it`s a crime and that it`s morally wrong. I just don`t buy it and I don`t think the rest of America does either.

It wasn`t just the disturbing photos of that unconscious victim that made this case shocking. I think most of us remember that chilling video of former Steubenville high school students joking about the rape. Listen to this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (EXPLETIVE DELETED). She wasn`t moving. There`s usually reaction to that. She`s is deader than Obi-Wan Kenobi. They peed on her that`s how you know she`s dead. She`s deader than Caylee Anthony.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist. We`re living in a moral vacuum today. I honestly believe that young people are not taught in that perhaps old-fashioned way right and wrong. They`re not told let Jiminy Cricket -- as he said let your conscious be your guide.

STACY KAISER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST: I agree with you 100 percent. I have two teenage daughters. One of them just graduated high school. The other one is in high school. They both have learned both from me and their school the importance of appropriate moral behavior and how to treat a person right from wrong.

And what I think is happening is a couple of things. First of all, a lot of parents are just simply too busy and they`re neglecting their kids and they`re not paying attention to having the appropriate conversations.

And then there are other parents who just leave their kids, and say well, they`re busy they`re on the computer, they`re playing video games, they`re well enough alone. Let them do whatever they want. And we`ll they`re pick up the pieces as they are coming in front of us.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: And I`m not saying I don`t have compassion for this young man. I do. I feel like our society is sending x-rated messages out to these boys -- s-rated, x-rated, x-rated.

I wrote a book called "Addict Nation". It took me 45 seconds to get hardcore porn on the Internet but that means that we have to counter balance with extra moral teachings. Ok? Otherwise it`s going to be like "Lord of the Flies" out there with boys and their hormones. If they`re not told that`s wrong in no uncertain terms. The culture is telling them it`s ok.

So this attacker is a victim of the culture. And so is the victim. The adults have to pay. Let the judicial process ride out. I don`t want to convict them. They`re all invited on the show. I`d love to talk to them.

Kim K -- she can`t get out of her own way, some people say. Rhyming now. That`s Kanye`s job. She`s under fire, ok, for doing something good? This is crazy. Coming up.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Kim Kardashian under fire tonight --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You would do the same thing to a certain extent.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I do not know if I would get naked on a motorcycle.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It`s terrible. I think it`s just a con.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: People are upset. I`m just asking them.




TIM FERRISS, HLN UPWAVE HOST: I`m showing you exactly how the best in the world do what they do.

If you want to double your life and live 100 years, improve your ability to learn. You need a blue print or a framework of something before you go in.

So I ended up walking like this. I looked a lot like an -- like an orangutan putting myself under ridiculous stress to try to make the complex simple.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: What`s the secret to becoming world class at anything? Just ask HLN`s new Upwave host Tim Ferriss. What a guy. I spent the day with him. It was a lot of fun.

This guy cracks the code on seemingly very complex subjects and he can master just about anything. I want to know how to do that from learning Japanese to becoming a kick boxing champion, going toe to toe with the world`s best dancers in Argentina.

There he is. He won a contest. He masters it all. It`s like super charged learning.

"THE TIM FERRISS EXPERIMENT" rocking HLN starting this Sunday night 8:00 p.m. Eastern. In the first episode Tim gets a crash course in drumming with music legends. Then he puts his new-found skills to a test in front of a live audience at a rock and roll concert. Watch a sneak peek.


FERRISS: I`m headed to Stewart Copeland`s house. Stewart Copeland is the former drummer for The Police. I`m hoping that he can help me because at the end of this week I`m supposed to play live on stage at a concert with Foreigner.

STUART COPELAND, FORMER DRUMMER, THE POLICE: Come on. Come on. That was very nice of you to start off real quiet like that.

FERRISS: Very delicate. It`s very delicate.

COPELAND: Can`t stop it now.

FERRISS: If I can do that every time, I would be set.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: And he did it. He`s even using his extraordinary unique skills to teach me how to tango. Wow, you`re going to see my lesson and the results tomorrow night right here. So please come back for that.

Tim Ferriss joining me now to share his secrets -- Tim you have a four-step system to help master anything. But I want to ask you, what was it about your own life, overcoming humiliations and fears that led you to this extraordinary secret?

FERRISS: I think it started in many ways with like you mentioned -- I mean my weakness is my fears. When I was really young, I was a preemie, I was a runt and I got thrown into wrestling when I was very small to deactivate my hyperactivity.

And it gave me an opportunity to start tracking my body and start learning about my body. And my parents were really good at exposing me to a lot of things, whether aquariums or let`s say crabs at the dock. We didn`t have a lot of money but that curiosity taught me to question things. And it started with the athletics and then moved on to things like Japanese and I just kept on refining that over time.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now you say to work efficiently you have to select the most important things to learn about any craft. So it`s called the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the really key information.

Watch as Tim learns martial arts on "THE TIM FERRISS EXPERIMENT".


FERRISS: I once learned the (inaudible) science of parkour and grew up wanting to be a ninja and a breakdancer simultaneously and this is the closest you can come to combining those two things.

One baby step at a time. Everything is firing, and you try to make sense of it.

Do you know the tango?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You want to dance?


VELEZ-MITCHELL: So how do you choose that crucial 20 percent of the information that you really need to accelerate your learning?

FERRISS: Well there are a few different ways you can do it. You can certainly use search engines like Google and you can search for contrarians and outliers and oftentimes it`s the unorthodox learners or trainers that are doing the most interesting stuff. And so you can really whittle it down. In other cases, it`s out there for your consumption. So if you`re trying to learn Spanish for instance, you just need to search highest frequency vocabulary and pick the top say 1,000 words out of tens thousands. And you can be conversationally fluent just by knocking those out in say a week or two. It takes much less time than people imagine.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. Well, I`m very excited because I spent the day with you. Tomorrow night you`re going to show me and our viewers how you taught me to tango today. I was tangoing in a matter of minutes thanks to Tim. It was amazing.

Check this out. We`re going to show you the whole deal tomorrow night.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: 11-year veteran, 40-year-old Jackie Lynn Neil is charged with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obviously we don`t tolerate it. And I`m outraged by it. I`m stunned by it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He says another woman had made an outcry against Neil a couple of years ago.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can`t make any sense of it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Roped and then sexually assaulted outside by the trunk of his marked unit.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight outrage in the war of women. Cops arrest one of their own for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in the back of his patrol car. This is new video just in of the alleged victim who doesn`t want to be identified for obvious reasons. But she had the courage to come forward after this terrifying alleged assault.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I heard (ph) him so I have to deal with this every day. Every time I see a police officer, I shake. Even talking about it, I shake. It was ugly. I don`t want no one to have to ever go through it (inaudible) especially someone young like me.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: the San Antonio Police Department tells us it happened during this man`s -- 40-year old Jackie Neil`s overnight shift when he pulled the woman over for a traffic stop. The 11-year veteran was in full uniform in a marked squad car and on duty when the alleged sexual assault occurred. He was in this area when police say he managed to get the woman out of her car, handcuff her and put her in the back of his own squad car where cops say he sexually assaulted her.

What`s worse, she tells our affiliate KSAT she is four months pregnant. This officer is charged with sexual assault and is on leave with pay. We couldn`t reach Officer Neil for comment but now the sheriff is asking any other possible victims to come forward because it`s allegedly not the first time this cop has been in trouble.

Could there be more victims out there? Is there a pattern here?

Straight out to our investigator, HLN contributor, Jon Leiberman, what were you able to dig up -- Jon?

JON LEIBERMAN, HLN CONTRIBUTOR: Well Jane, a few years ago there was a similar allegation made against this officer but in that case the victim decided that she didn`t want to cooperate with the investigation and come forward.

And that`s why this victim in this is so courageous because not only did she come forward almost right away after the alleged attack, but you see police soon found out that the camera in the cruiser wasn`t working that night. But this alleged victim was able to give the exact location and investigators tracked the GPS and found that the car was parked in that location for 18 minutes, essentially corroborating the victim`s story in full.

But you mentioned it now. Internal investigators are going back and looking at all sorts of old complaints, any complaints against this officer. And as you mentioned, they want other potential victims to come forward because Jane, you and I both know allegedly an officer doesn`t just do this once and stop. They don`t -- this seemed to be, according to the police documents, a fairly coordinated effort. He knew allegedly the camera wasn`t working. He knew how to get her out of her car. I mean all of the allegations are sickening.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: How convenient. The camera is not working. Isn`t that convenient? The San Antonio sheriff says this alleged bad cop was suspended just two months ago for violating the department`s policy by dating an 18-year-old who was in the explorers program for young people interested in law enforcement careers -- can`t make this up.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This officer was just disciplined. A three-day suspension and a transfer for violating a unit SOP within the department for dating an Explorer back a couple of years ago as well.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: So, Evangeline Gomez, criminal defense attorney, obviously they were aware of some alleged pattern and yet they let him go out in a squad car with a camera that`s broken.

GOMEZ: Yes. There`s some serious concerns. Because I could see if there were disciplinary actions for things that were unrelated to crimes or potential crimes against women. But you have a police officer who allegedly was going after an 18-year-old who was part of some type of intern program, introduction to law enforcement careers program. That`s a red flag.

And there were allegations as was stated earlier that there was another woman who came forward but just didn`t have the courage and the bravery to go forward.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Listen, we`re going to stay on top of this story. The vast majority of cops are heroic wonderful people and it`s these occasional incidents that we have to question. But it doesn`t mean that we`re attacking law enforcement. Not the good guys and women of the force.

Stay right there.



VELEZ-MITCHELL: A huge controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian tonight. She announced that she was having a charity sale of her designer clothing and accessories and a portion of the proceeds would benefit the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. You know, she`s only giving 10 percent of her eBay charity sale to the Philippines.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She could be giving a little bit more away.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ten percent`s really not much.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: She actually has a reported $40 million.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean she`s probably gotten half of that stuff for free, too.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Ok, wait. I want to talk to these guys. She says a portion of the proceeds is going to go to the victims of the Philippines typhoon.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What about the victims of the Bronx? I live there. That place sucks.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Gosh. Sounds like a --

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Bleep, please bleep that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bleep that, sorry.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: What percentage do you think she should give away?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: At least 50 percent.


VELEZ-MITCHELL: 80 percent. Ok. Now we`ve 80 percent.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that`s jive. I think that`s messed up. I think 100 percent of those proceeds should go to the people. It`s not like she`s broke. Kanye is rich, he`s amazing.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Are you suggesting perhaps she intentionally gave only 10 percent because she knew that we`d cover it and therefore she`d get even more publicity?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I wouldn`t say that. I`m not sure that Kim is smart enough to be that calculated.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If she`s staying in the press, she`s staying relevant. That`s what they do.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: But we`re talking about her. And isn`t that the point?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Any publicity is still publicity.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Maybe not for Rob Ford.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`ll give her a little credit.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: You`re going to give her 10 percent? 10 percent off your anger?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No. Not everybody gives any money. She`s at least trying.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you`re going to give them 10 percent. That`s great. They need everything they can get right now.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hard-working Americans wish they could have a little bit of that money, I guess.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I`ll just take some of the sex appeal.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: People love to hate her. So she`s an easy victim.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She`s gorgeous. What do you mean?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, she`s gorgeous?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What am I supposed to say.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Doesn`t really do anything.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why is she such a big deal?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s kind of contradictory. You can`t say I want to the respected like as a woman and as a mother and then you go put out like half-naked pictures of yourself.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: We don`t know how much money this charity event is going to raise. So if it raises $10 million, then 10 percent of that is $1 million -- that`s a lot. So maybe we`re quick to judge.

Is it possible?



VELEZ-MITCHELL: Don`t forget tomorrow night, Tim Ferriss teaches me how to tango, 7:00 p.m. Eastern.

Nancy is next.