Return to Transcripts main page
Hurricane Arthur Downgraded to Post-Tropical Storm; Some Evidence Displayed Against Man Accused of Leaving Toddler Son in Car All Day to Die; Central American Children Continue to Stream Across U.S. Southern Border; Protestors Demonstrate Against Recent Central American Immigrants; Joan Rivers Interview Becomes Heated; Videotape Shows Patrolman Beating Woman; Doctors Warn Against Cheap or Do-It- Yourself Plastic Surgery; Campaign Promotes Self-Confidence for Girls
Aired July 5, 2014 - 14:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: All right, hello again, everyone. I'm Fredricka Whitfield. Here are the top stories we're following in the CNN NEWSROOM.
Let's start with new video we're tracking in the CNN Newsroom. It is believed to show the secretive leader of the ISIS forces in Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appearing to be leading a sermon at a mosque in the city of Mosul. CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the video, and U.S. officials are also examining it. Senior international correspondent Arwa Damon is in Baghdad. ISIS has been very adept at using social media for its cause. Is that how these images became public?
ARWA DAMON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, they did first emerge, or the link to the video first emerged on an official ISIS Twitter account. The video identifying the man as being the Caliph Ibrahim, that is how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is now known ever since the terrorist organization declared that Islamic Caliphate extending all the way from Diyala to Aleppo, angering many Muslims.
Now, this sermon taking place in Iraq's second largest city, the first city to fall to ISIS last month, and one of its historic old mosques. During the sermon the man who is being identified as al Baghdadi, again, we cannot independently confirm this, preaches to the worshipers that the month of Ramadan is a month of jihad and fighting the enemies and the unbelievers. The worshippers at this mosque most certainly did not go there because they expected al Baghdadi to appear. They were in fact taken by surprise when the imam who as supposed to be delivering the Friday sermon, and remember, this is the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, so the mosque was quite packed. But quite a surprise when al Baghdadi, himself, did in fact show up.
Also surprising was the fact he was able to show up at all, which just goes to show you how much confidence he and ISIS have over the territory that they control, because flying above, you not only have U.S. drones, U.S. aerial surveillance, but also surveillance from a number other countries. And yet this man who is among the most wanted individuals in the world was able to appear in public at this stage, Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: Arwa Damon, thank you so much in Baghdad.
Earlier I spoke with a CNN military analyst, Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona, and I asked him if this is a bold move for al Baghdadi to show up in Mosul and if Iraqi forces are a direct threat to him at this point.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
LT. COLONEL RICK FRANCONA, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: They are trying to come up the Tigris Valley. They are all the way up to Tikrit, and they're bogged down in Tikrit. It doesn't seem like they can get up there. And as General Dempsey said, he doesn't believe that the Iraqi army has the capability to eject ISIS without outside help. So there's no reason for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or Caliph Ibrahim, as he's calling himself now, not to show himself in Mosul. He regards Mosul as his territory now.
WHITFIELD: Do you think, is it your feeling, would it be your gut feeling that he would stay there in Mosul or at least in country in Iraq for a period of time, or that he is just simply, you know, descended into the city for this video opportunity and has probably moved out?
FRANCONA: I think that's the case. I think he came in here. He made a statement. He made his appearance known. They put out this video. These guys are masters of social media. And he'll go back to Syria. I think he probably feels more comfortable what he has declared as temporary capital, and that's the city up Ar Raqqah up in Syria. So he is probably safer in Syria than he is in Iraq.
WHITFIELD: Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona there.
Moving now to a tragic case in Georgia. A father accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old on a hot car all day long. That little boy right there, Cooper, died last month near Atlanta. And at a hearing this week, police revealed what Justin Ross Harris was doing while his son was in the car.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you uncover anything at what he was doing during that day while his child was out in the car?
DETECTIVE PHIL STODDARD, COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA POLICE: Yes. The most common term would be "sexting."
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: All right, and that was allegedly with six different women. Then details about Harris' internet browsing history, things like child-free websites and warnings about animals dying in hot cars, and in one jaw-dropping moment, what Harris' wife Leanna said to him after the police interview.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did his wife ever say anything to him about what he said to police?
STODDARD: She asked him -- she had him sit down and he starts going through this, and she looks at him and she's like, "well, did you say too much?"
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: Nick Valencia now with us. You've been following this story really from the very beginning. So now with this case, where are we? He is being held without bond. This was really a probable cause hearing, but it rolled out almost like a trial, didn't it?
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It turned into so much more, and there so many -- we were told to expect anything, but there was so much there that no one could have expected that came out. And a lot is being made, and I'm sure the focus is shifting a little bit to Leanne Harris. Could she be charged? Could the other shoe drop in this case? Is there enough evidence there? Prosecutors and the detectives highlighting her odd behavior at the daycare, saying that she was insistent that this child was left in a hot car even though daycare workers, no one had brought that up. There's 1,000 different reasons why this child didn't show up to daycare. We were at the funeral. We were very observant of how she was acting. She was crying a little bit. The grandparents really not only at the funeral but also in that probable cause hearing the most emotional among everyone in that audience.
WHITFIELD: She very much defended her husband in that funeral as well, kind of reminding everybody that he is a good guy, you know, god fearing man.
VALENCIA: She felt compelled to stand up there in front of a crowd of more than 300 people and say "I am absolutely not angry with my husband." It was unprovoked. The service, as we talked about a couple of weeks ago, it should have been all about this 22-month-old, and it should have been all about little Cooper Harris, and it turned into more. The suspicion surrounding his death, the father calling in this bizarre phone call from jail, and now much is being made about this life insurance policy. We got these new search warrants yesterday saying that through the investigation, Harris had made comments to family members regarding a life insurance policy that he has on Cooper and what they need to do in order to file for it. After little Cooper's death you're looking at him there, his precious face there, just troubling to think that there was $27,000 on two life insurance policies and prosecutors perhaps pointing to that being a motive that they wanted to collect this money in order to start a new life, start fresh, very troubling details emerging.
But friends and family saying, no way, this guy, no way could he be responsible for something this heinous, this tragic. He's just a god- centered man they say and a man with great moral fiber.
WHITFIELD: And even one of the coworkers testified during this hearing, and that person was asked about the behavior of Mr. Harris, if anything seemed odd that day.
VALENCIA: There was nothing out of the ordinary. He said they went to Home Depot, they went to the store and they got these light bulbs, he went back to his car and tossed the light bulbs in the car. There was no suspicious behavior. He didn't lead on anything to coworkers. No one could have had the idea that he was sexting six other women while his baby was that the car. Perhaps that was the distraction. There's just so much to this case, and we are hearing more and more as it's being revealed. Prosecutors point to financial turmoil in the family, saying $4,000 credit card debt, some people may bat their eye at that, but other peoples of modest means say, hey, that's a lot money.
WHITFIELD: And even though this is a probably cause hearing, it doesn't mean the investigation is over. We know that authorities are still looking into a lot as it builds, prosecutors building its case toward trial.
VALENCIA: One thing that can be guaranteed, there is a lot more to come in this, Fred, including full toxicology reports and also that full autopsy report on little Cooper Harris.
WHITFIELD: Nick Valencia, appreciate it, thanks so much. Keep us posted.
All right, meantime, 3,000 miles away, more protests in California over the immigration crisis. For the second time this week undocumented immigrants were flown from overcrowded facilities in Texas to southern California.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CROWD: Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: Reporter: Protesters gathered again Friday in Murrieta, California, where they blocked three busloads of immigrants earlier into the week. And this time the buses steered clear of the area and head to go a facility in San Diego.
Sunlen Serfaty is joining us now from the White House because the Obama administration is being pressured by lots -- from lots of different directions about what to do about this current crisis, Sunlen.
SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Fred, lots of different directions for sure. First and foremost from Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry, who basically issued a challenge for President Obama to come to Texas, come directly to the border next week to see the situation on the ground himself. Now, the president already has a visit to Texas scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. He'll be in Austin and Dallas, and the administration -- for fundraisers first and foremost. And the administration says he has no plans to make a visit to the border and make a side trip there.
And the White House said, almost quipped back to Governor Perry's challenge, they said of course the president and the administration is already very attune to the challenges and the problems that at the border. Here is what the White House responded directly to this invitation to Rick Perry earlier this week.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: The most effective way for us to address this problem, and I think the most effective way that Governor Perry can help if that is what he says he wants to do, would be to pick up the phone and call the Republican members of the House of Representatives that represent the state of Texas and tell them to support the bipartisan proposal to reform our immigration system that passed through the Senate.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
SERFATY: Now, to note, it's not just Rick Perry that is calling on the president to visit the border. Two Congressional Republicans from the southernmost parts of the state are also calling on President Obama to visit next week when he comes. It will be interesting to see, Fred, whether the political pressure really mounts this week in advance of that trip, if that potentially does prompt a visit. But, as of now, the White House says no visit to the border scheduled while he's in Texas next week. Fred?
WHITFIELD: Sunlen Serfaty, thanks so much from the White House.
Arthur is getting its second downgrade. That was the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. So once a category two hurricane is now a post-tropical cyclone.
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Fred, this is exactly the kind of weather that you hope to see here on a holiday weekend here at Jones Beach. Thousands of people in the sun enjoying this weather finally now that Arthur has cleared out of here. Water conditions are looking really good. The lifeguards say the water is calm and pretty smooth out there. But the National Weather Service is saying that won't be the case everywhere.
WHITFIELD: OK, thanks so much, Alexandra.
The storm is still threatening many in its new path. Winds as high as 65 miles per hour and dredging rain have been forecast for Maine and parts of eastern Canada.
And a protest turns into a standoff. The debate over illegal immigration reaches a boiling point in California and things really are pretty ugly, and it's heating up right now, still.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) WHITFIELD: All right, with 60,000 to 80,000 undocumented children and other illegal immigrants expected to cross the border this year, the debate over immigration in America has reached a fever pitch.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CROWD: USA! USA! USA!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: No, this was not a group cheering on the U.S. team at the World Cup. It was an angry crowd of protesters in the southern California town of Murrieta. They don't want illegal immigrants detained in their city. The protests and counter-protests have been emotionally charged, with some protesters yelling racial slurs against Latinos.
CNN political commentator Ryan Lizza is joining me now from our Washington studio. Good to see you, Ryan. Happy Fourth.
RYAN LIZZA, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Good to see you.
WHITFIELD: Boy, as we celebrate this nation's independence this weekend you've got this very heated debate that is just stewing over. So the policy is to detain and then deport, a policy that's been in place for a very long time. Why is it boiling over right now?
LIZZA: You've had this surge of undocumented immigrants coming from Central America, and the facilities that are used mostly in Texas right there on the border are being overwhelmed, so a lot of people are bussed to facilities north of the border. Remember, Murrieta is not right there on the border, right. This is between L.A. and San Diego, and it's a town that is not used to dealing with this many immigrants coming in for processing.
And so the mayor of the town on Monday basically spoke out and wanted the federal government to do something about it, and I think a lot of folks interpreted his comments as, you know, that they should protest out in the streets. He has since retracted that and said what he really meant they should contact their congressman. So I think in Murrieta, this town is not used to this, and that's why you're seeing the protests there.
WHITFIELD: And President Obama has asked for more money to deal with this problem, the problem meaning, you know, illegal immigrants particularly from Central America who will be processed before either being deported or maybe even allowed to move on to family members who are in the United States. So is this Congress willing to help him on this?
LIZZA: Well, it's very complicated because you have folks on -- in Obama's own party who are saying, no, these kids should not be deported. As you pointed out, Fredricka, they should say here in the U.S. So that is complicating the politics for the president.
On the other side, you know, potentially there should be bipartisan support to get some funding to solve this very specific problem. Unfortunately, the last few years the big bargain between Republican and Democrats on immigration was supposed to be increased border security in return for this path to citizenship for people who are already in the country. As you know that bargain broke down. It passed the Senate but it never passed the house. So you have a lot of Democrats who are not really willing now to spend any money, anything else on security, because they felt like there was a deal that they didn't get. So I think that is a bit of the box that the Democrats and the president are in.
WHITFIELD: It is interesting, Ryan, because it seemed as though Democrats and Republicans, in large part, were very much in agreement on doing something more about border security. But then it all kind of goes haywire and that's where you see additional splintering when it comes down to dealing with or how to deal with certain immigrants, certain conditions, you know, and certain age brackets. So it almost seems as though when you have, you know, the landscape as complicated at this, it's going to be very difficult for there to be some sort of bipartisan agreement on anything. Do I have that wrong?
LIZZA: I think you're right about that. After the 2012 election there was a lot of talk in Washington that both sides, Democrats and Republicans, had a political interest in solving this problem. What really happened since then is the Republican Party really split among sort of pro-business establishment wing that wants immigration reform and a much more conservative Tea Party base that, you know, if you had to maim one issue that the Tea Party opposed more than anything else, it's probably immigration reform. And so the Republicans, after some of them joining with Democrats and voting for it in the Senate, in the House, just that legislation never had a chance. So a lot of Democrats now say, well, we don't want to do anything more on security until we go back to the bargaining table and have that original deal, security for a path to citizenship. And that's where things have been stuck for about a year now.
WHITFIELD: Ryan Lizza, thank you so much from the beautiful nation's capital on this birthday weekend of the nation. Appreciate it.
LIZZA: Happy Fourth. Thanks for having me.
WHITFIELD: Happy Fourth.
All right, there is never a dull moment when Joan Rivers is around and, oh, boy, did I find that out. Joan and I were having a pretty great talk about her new book, and then things took a turn. What do you think? Was this a stunt? Was it the real deal? Did I push the limits or did she? Next.
WHITFIELD: Comedy trailblazer Joan Rivers recently celebrated her 81st birthday. And she's one of the hardest working people in show business. And so we set up an interview with her to discuss her new book "Dairy of a Mad Diva." And along the way, she was funny and engaging during the interview, and then something set her off, and she stormed off the set. No kidding. Here is the interview in its entirety.
WHITFIELD: Joan Rivers, what a pleasure. You look so fabulous and I am so underdressed.
JOAN RIVERS, COMEDIENNE, ACTRESS, AUTHOR: You're not underdressed. It's hot. A steamy summer weekend is a nice way to put it.
WHITFIELD: It is, indeed. Hey, look, what is it about the year of 2013 that you focus on in this diary when you thought, man, there's so much material, I can't help myself, I've got to write about it?
RIVERS: Well, it was my last book that on the bestselling list 19 weeks, so my producer is not a fool. She said, write another. So I said about what? She said, well, you're funny every day. Write about what annoys you or makes you laugh every day. And that is how the book came about. And it was so great to write because every day you can laugh or bitch and put something down.
WHITFIELD: It's all in there. Your experiences, your observations, things ripped from the news or entertainment headlines. For example, you write this, "I'm back in L.A. for a minor cosmetic procedure. I'm having a brow lift, tummy tuck, chin job, and lip implant, or my plastic surgeon like to call it "The Usual." So Joan, you joke about yourself, you joke about these surgeries. I mean, everything is on the table, right?
RIVERS: Not on the table. We take all that skin off the table, and we made another little person who walks right beside me. I am never lonely.
WHITFIELD: And you're so honest about this plastic surgery. Usually people get plastic surgery, they don't want to tell anything about it. So are you still getting them, and is it an addiction? What is going on here?
RIVERS: No. It's in California, and I'm sure you too, I don't know you specifically. How old are you?
WHITFIELD: Not yet. I'm near 50, how about that?
RIVERS: I'm sure you've had your Botox.
WHITFIELD: I've had nothing.
RIVERS: Whatever. You look good. But every woman -- don't put your money in a car. Put your money on yourself and leave the car at the curve. And in California, the women look extraordinary beautiful, and that is because it's been pulled so tight sometimes they go to the bathroom through their ears, but it doesn't matter. They look good. They look good. (LAUGHTER)
WHITFIELD: Oh, my gosh. Well, you're right, everyone does look good in L.A.
You also write, you know, really about these interviews that you're constantly on junkets whether you're talking about your books, you're talking about your TV shows, all of your enterprises, and you write, "I must say I hate going on shows where the interviewer just reads the questions regardless of what's being said. Me, "I just killed my mother." Interviewer, "I understand you like shoes." I hate that!" You write. "At least link it up with did you get your mother's?"
RIVERS: Exactly. Exactly. No, but you know that. It's always so easy to tell who is a good interview and who is a bad interviewer when they follow what the guest has just said, you know? If John Travolta said I was coming out of the closet today, you have to say are you looking for a suit or are you looking for a young guy? You have to follow up on the question.
WHITFIELD: Right. And do you feel like -- I mean, you have been a trailblazer in so many different ways, and it seems like you've covered it all. But then I wonder, are there projects involving you or perhaps alongside your daughter Melissa, is there anything on your list that you feel you have got to tackle and hope to do someday soon?
RIVERS: Everything. We are in the fourth year of "Fashion Police," we're in the second year in the Internet show "In Bed with Joan." I'm going back to Broadway starting in Washington in the national theater in November. I want to do another book. I want to do another book. You just want to keep doing things. It's so much fun to make people laugh and get a check.
WHITFIELD: Wow. And so, you know, yes, in all these, you know, I guess forays, it's been, you know, very good to you. And, you know, you've got bestselling books. You sell out on stage. Even with your fashion critiquing, while it's very mean in some ways.
RIVERS: It's not mean. It's not mean.
WHITFIELD: Really? It's not mean?
RIVERS: You can -- it's not mean. I tell the truth. I'm sure I say the same things that all of your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.
RIVERS: You know, we're one of the few shows that says that's an ugly dress. And that is OK. These ladies make $28 million a picture. You really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn't like her dress? When you're in that kind of a bracket you don't really care.
WHITFIELD: You don't really care about feelings being hurt? RIVERS: Well, not when it's about dresses. It's not about them.
It's about clothing.
WHITFIELD: OK, well, what about when it is about something, you know, that really does seem off limits to a lot of people. Even in your book you kind of joke about the death of Casey Anthony's baby, Princess Diana surviving so many landmines in who she dated. Do you feel there are boundaries ever, even if it makes people uncomfortable or offend people, or what?
RIVERS: Let me tell you, life is very tough, and if you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it. Done. Do it. That's all.
But darling, I don't know what your life has been like, but I have a lot of people who have gone through hell, and if you can make -- Winston Churchill said if you make someone laugh, you give them a little vacation. And maybe you take the worst thing in the world and make it funny, it's a vacation for a minute from horror.
WHITFIELD: Yes. And people love to laugh.
RIVERS: Oh, my gosh.
WHITFIELD: I mean, clearly, that's why people love you. But they also know that you, you know, you have some shock value to you. On the cover of your book, you're wearing a fur, and you knew that there would probably be animal rights activists.
RIVERS: This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview.
RIVERS: Are you wearing leather shoes?
WHITFIELD: Yes! No. I'm --
RIVERS: Do you know what I mean? You're wearing fur. You're wearing leather shoes. You're eating chicken. You're eating meat. I don't want to hear this nonsense. Come to me with a paper belt and I'll talk to you.
WHITFIELD: But you did hear it in some of those press conferences and people were upset. And you're just saying --
RIVERS: You know, I'm going. I really am going because all you have done is negative. All you have done it negative.
RIVERS: I haven't heard -- I make people laugh for 50 years, I am put on earth to make people laugh. My book is funny. I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago. I work for animal rights. Stop it with -- and you do this and you're mean and you're that. You are not the one to interview a person who does humor. Sorry!
WHITFIELD: Are you serious?
WHITFIELD: Oh, god, yes, she was serious. Oh, my gosh. I thought she was joking. I thought this with kind of a roll out of more Joan Rivers funny. It wasn't so funny. I struck a chord with her. We wondered, though, in the end, was this a stunt? Well, Rivers did not return to the interview. We even have since called her, but nada. But off camera, she did keep her microphone on as she continued to talk and say some not, you know, happy things and she dropped quite a few four-letter words.
But as for the question, I asked Joan Rivers about the fur. Well, earlier in the week, TMZ released video of animal rights protesters crashing Rivers book signing in New York, putting her on the spot about her fashion choice. So at the time she treated it with humor that only Joan Rivers can do, and I thought by asking her about that, as I was trying to do, there might be an encore of all things funny Joan Rivers. But maybe not so all things funny. She wasn't happy.
All right, thanks for the interview anyway.
Straight ahead, plastic surgery gone horribly wrong, and I'm not still talking about this Joan Rivers interview. We are talking about something else. A woman wanted to enhance her looks. Why a cheaper solution actually nearly killed her.
WHITFIELD: Welcome back. I'm Fredricka Whitfield. Here are the top stories crossing the CNN news desk right now.
Taliban militants are claiming responsibility for an attack on hundreds of oil tankers outside Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. In all more than 400 trucks went up in flames. The Taliban said they attacked the trucks because they were transporting fuel for NATO force.
And convicted killer Joran Van Der Sloot now has a brand-new title, husband. He married his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend in prison Friday morning. Van Der Sloot is serving time for murder of another Peruvian woman, and he was arrested but never charged in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalle Holloway. Holloway vanished while on vacation in Aruba. Her body has never been found.
Pope Francis spent a busy day in southern Italy despite recent health concerns. Crowds were thrilled to see the pope today as he rode through the streets waving. Pope Francis seemed strong and stood as he greeted onlookers. The 77-year-old has had to cancel several recent events, but the Vatican has denied that any of it had to do with the Pope being ill.
This is one whale of a moment. And you can see the terror on the photographer's face the moment a blue whale actually surfaced, capsizing the boat that the photographer was on right off the coast of San Diego, by the way. On the other end of the lens, this guy right here, this is what he saw, the wide-open mouth of a blue whale. The photographer and the other person were tossed right off the boat there as it capsized. And they were rescued after another boater called for help. Wow. What a moment.
All right, two words that should never be used in the same sentence -- DIY surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, too many people are bypassing doctors just to save some money on basic medical procedures? Well, one Florida hairstylist almost lost her life to fix what she always saw as her flaw. Now, she has no lower arms or hands and no feet? National correspondent Kyung Lah has this woman's horror story.
APRYL BROWN, SURVIVOR: It's 24 hours at the best. She is not going to not make it.
KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Not live another day, Apryl Brown remembers that moment June, 2010, dying in a hospital bed, a staph infection, she says, eating her body away she says.
BROWN: I really wanted to live, and I really just wanted to live.
LAH: The onetime cosmetologist was seeking beauty, silicone butt injections. An acquaintance was offering injections as her house at a cheaper price than a doctor's office. The real cost would come later.
BROWN: I was in pain, my butt was hard, and I was itching.
LAH: When they removed the silicone did they test?
LAH: What was it?
BROWN: It was bathroom caulk, sealant.
LAH: The stuff you buy from Home Depot?
BROWN: Yes, absolutely.
LAH: It would take 27 surgeries.
BROWN: My hands popped out with this pink nail polish, and I'm like, oh, my god. I'm going to lose my hands. I'm going to lose my hands.
LAH: And her feet.
BROWN: I'm crying.
LAH: A horror story, and not the only one.
What is that? DR. RICHARD GLOGAU, CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF DERMATOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO: This is close-up of her right cheek that shows these swollen, red, angry nodules.
LAH: Dr. Richard Glogau at the University of California San Francisco shows us what is happening with the patient's face.
This is something growing underneath her skin?
GLOGAU: Yes, right. Within a week to 10 days of that picture being taken, it looked like this. The body is reacting to the material.
LAH: The patient thought she was buying an injectable filler to smooth wrinkles and it injected it with the help of a nurse. She purchased it off a website PMMA.com. The website claims to sell dermal fillers for professionals direct to customers. A similar treatment at a doctor costs nearly $800. The website sells it for just $100. The FDA says only licensed medical professionals can legally make these purchases. For consumers for buy direct it's illegal. When Dr. Glogau removed the substance and tested it.
GLOGAU: Glass or fiberglass. So this was material that contained material that, you know, the body is not prepared to accept.
LAH: She injected glass or plastic in her face?
LAH: Dr. Glogau doesn't blame the patients. He says in a world where Botox and fillers are now commonplace and where the web offers fast and easy access to the inaccessible.
GLOGAU: People assume it's as easy as getting your hair colored. And at the end of the day it's a medical procedure.
LAH: As far as Apryl Brown, she has learned to walk with prosthetics and even how to write, but her most powerful skill now is teaching others about her mistake.
BROWN: All I can ask them to do is when they have that first thought, make sure they have a second thought about it and do a little research and they won't be blindsided. And they won't be saying, oh, my god, I had no idea that a simple procedure like that can leave me with no hands, no feet, and no butt cheeks.
LAH: CNN did reach out to PMMA.com for a comment. No one ever answered the phone number listed on the website and the only email response we got was this statement, "It is not about product. It is about procedure." But when we went back to check the website a few days later it had been completely scrubbed. It no longer exists.
Kyung Lah, CNN, Los Angeles.
WHITFIELD: Wow. That's unbelievable. Correction about something I said earlier -- there is nothing basic about any surgery.
Coming up next in the CNN Newsroom, the police officer caught on video beating a woman on the side of the highway. We talked to the eyewitness who caught it all on camera.
WHITFIELD: All right, video of a California Highway Patrol officer beating a woman on the side of the highway has gone viral. And it was all captured on cellphone, and it's now captured the attention of a nation. By all accounts we need to warn that for some this story might be too disturbing to watch. Here is Sara Sidner with the video and the man who actually caught it all on his cellphone.
SIDNER: Video from a California freeway shot by a driver stunned by what he was seeing unfold, a woman being punched over and over and over again by a California Highway Patrolman.
DIAZ: You see it, you heard it. Like thump, thump, thump and then you see her head bounce, bam, bam, on the concrete.
SIDNER: How many times did he hit her?
DIAZ: Oh, I've seen 11 on the video. He took more shots than that. I think it was around 15 shots to her head, and then --
DIAZ: This is not just jabs. These are -- hooks. Those are lights out punches. Those aren't like taps.
SIDNER: The highway patrol report says the woman posed a danger to herself and other drivers because she was walking within traffic lanes at times. And when he asked to stop, she continued ignoring the officer's command. And ultimately, she becomes physically combative, it says.
ASSISTANT CHIEF CHRIS O'QUINN, CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL: The tape only shows a small part of what transpired. There are events that led up to this. Until all of that is collected and put into perspective, we aren't going to be able to make a determination.
SIDNER: The eyewitness who goes by the name David Diaz says he saw exactly what led up to it before he started recording.
DIAZ: You see the video, the first thing you hear is me laughing. The reason why is because before we got the video starting, they were playing like a ring around the rosy behind that red truck, a grown man and grown woman running around the truck. It's kind of like a Benny Hill moment, right?
SIDNER: Avoiding him?
DIAZ: She's avoiding him. It's almost like when we laugh when someone runs on the field in a baseball game.
SIDNER: He says she did eventually start walking towards the officer, and that is when the takedown began.
DIAZ: He grabs her, and she kind of is like, you know, there's the resistance in terms of like natural reaction. And then he then grabs her, throws her to the floor, and then gets on top of her, which then you would think, OK. He's just going to wrap her up, call it a day, another day in Los Angeles. But no, this wasn't the case.
SIDNER: The CHP says the woman who carried no I.D. was taken to hospital for a physical and mental evaluation.
O'QUINN: The report indicated that the individual was not injured and the officer didn't notice injuries on the individual.
SIDNER: Diaz has a hard time believing that after seeing and hearing this --
DIAZ: She didn't put up restraint. She did what anyone else would do when getting pounded is to go like this, to go like this. And now they say, she's -- it's an excuse. We've giving too many excuses. There's no more rationalizing this. We need to stop this. And that's why I put the video, I posted this video.
O'QUINN: We're going to make a determination as to what transpired in this situation and we will do the right thing.
SIDNER: The officer involved has been put on administrative duty while the case is investigated.
Sara Sidner, CNN, Los Angeles.
WHITFIELD: History was made on Wall Street this week. What happened with the markets and why the jobs report also some pretty good news.
WHITFIELD: The DOW has been in record territory for weeks now. But traders made history when the DOW closed about 17,000 for the first time ever on Thursday. It may not be an important technical level for investors, but analysts say it is a key psychological threshold.
The markets weren't the only piece of good news, economic news this week. We also saw a strong jobs report for the month of June. Christine Romans shows us where the jobs are coming from.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN ANCHOR: Fredricka, by now, you've seen the numbers, 288,000 jobs created, net new jobs, 6.1 percent unemployment rate. But let's look at the trend and let's look at where those jobs are being added.
The trend here is pretty clear. The best start to a year, the best first six months of a year since 1999 is the statistic the White House likes to point out, is the best six months overall in job creation since 2006 since before the recession. That is really important.
But where are the jobs being created? The usual suspects, leisure and hospitality. These tend to be lower paid jobs. Retail jobs also a driver of jobs gains. Again, lower paid jobs. That's why you're likely to see the debate over increasing the minimum wage, that debate is likely to continue this year.
Where I'm seeing is broaden out, though, 67,000 business and professional service jobs, those are lawyers, those are accountants, those are information technology specialists. These are jobs that tend to pay a little bit more and it shows a broadening out of where we are seeing demand in the economy.
One thing here that is important, the asterisk, this is a strong report, but this is a labor market getting its stride and hitting its stride, but you still have an underemployment rate of 12.1 percent. These are people out of work or people who like to be working full- time but are working part-time. It's still a two-speed recovery. There are people who have not found their way back into the labor market yet, and that is still going to be a concern for the reminder of the year. Fredricka?
WHITFIELD: All right, thanks so much, Christine.
Up next, how a powerful new television ad is redefining the phrase "like a girl."
WHITFIELD: This Independence weekend, an intriguing and provocative television ad showcases the power of women in girls. This is what happened during the making of an ad for Always. Young women were asked to run like a girl.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Show me what it looks like to run like a girl.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my hair!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: And then girls ages 10 and younger were asked the same thing. Run like a girl.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Show me what it looks like to run like a girl.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: I love it! CNN's Kelly Wallace was touched to learn that girls under 10 see themselves as strong, fast, seemingly unbeatable. So Kelly asked women and men what happens after puberty? Why are so many girls and women critical of themselves? (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: As we get older, we are more worried what people are thinking about us. It's a hard time with a lot of changes any way and all of the contradictions that society throws at us do not make it easier.
We just put ourselves down and put so much pressure on ourselves.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Thousands of years they try to make us think we are the weak sex, so I guess it's had an imprint.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that today's parents see things a lot differently than, you know, I think a chick like a girl or something like that might have been from 40 years ago.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A girl shouldn't be an insult. It should be a compliment.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We are amazing and beautiful and we are meant to be strong and meant to be a girl.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Get out there and do your thing, like a girl.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WHITFIELD: So Kelly, I found there remarkable as well. Women are powerful in so many ways at home and in the classroom, on the playing field, and of course in the boardroom. But why is it there remains this perception that anything like a girl can be interpreted in an unflattering way?
KELLY WALLACE, CNN DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: I know, Fredericka. It is incredible. It's 2014. Why does this still exist? It is hard to know why. Is it a carryover from a time when girls didn't really play as many sports as boys, when gender roles were very narrowly defined, right? Girls are supposed to be grow up and be mommies and boys are supposed to grow up and be the breadwinners.
It is hard to know why, but, wow, it is so obvious these stereotypes still exist. And Fredricka, what I found really powerful is how the adolescent girls, when they thought about how they responded and they wanted to do it again, the second time they did it what I like to call that full throttle girl power, right, which was amazing. So it shows how deeply ingrained these stereotypes can be but also how people want to change them too, which is great.
WHITFIELD: So I wonder if this really is a generational thing. In other words, are the chances pretty good that these girls 10 and under who were full throttle will grow out of puberty and maintain that strong, you know, exhibition of doing something like a girl?
WALLACE: Oh, my gosh, right, we hope so. But I think, Fredericka, we have a lot of work to do as parents and women, because look again at how those adolescent girls responded with their arms flailing, you know, and slapping instead of punching. Just a few years earlier they would have responded in very confident, empowering ways. What happened to those girls after puberty? I think that is the big question. I think we got to talk to our girls, have them look critically how girls and women are portrayed in the media, and get them to take that, you know, full confident self they have when they are young with them into their teenage years.
WHITFIELD: I know you're a mother of girls.
WHITFIELD: Did you notice the dynamic, you know, of their confidence changing based on, you know, what kind of, I don't know what -- is it -- you know, what their family experiences, their school experiences, or is it just who they are?
WALLACE: Well, it is so interesting because my girls are eight and six, and my six-year-old loves sports, right? And she might be -- I don't use the term, but some people would give her the term "tomboy." And so I asked her. I said, Lily, run like a girl. And she ran, but not as fast as she normally runs. And I asked her about it, and she sort of, even at six, in her mind boys run faster, throw harder, are stronger than girls.