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but anything other than that, it has to be 12x12 inches and not anything big and see-through. it goes for men and women. men, you can't bring those binocular cases. no sling bags. none of those things. >> got to go. we'll discuss after the show. i'm carol costello. hi, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's tuesday, august 20th. welcome to the "legal view." we start in texas where the prosecution is almost ready to wrap up its case against the army major named nidal hassan who topped the news for months because he admitted to killing 13 american soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. cnn's ed lavandera has been on top of this story. he shows us some of the most important rulings regarding what
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prosecutors say about his motive. >> reporter: almost four years after the ft. hood massacre, nadal hassan will be center stage expected to try to justify why he killed 13 unarmed fellow soldiers and wounded more than 30 others. >> there's no telling what he'll do when he gets on the stand if he testifies which i suspect he will to tell his story which admits to the fundamental crimes and then gives an excuse for doing so. >> reporter: for the victims' families, the testimony could prove to be a painful side show. hasan has been told he cannot argue he killed american soldiers because in his view they were preparing to fight muslims in afghanistan and iraq. since hasan is acting as his own attorney, he'll write out questions for his standby attorneys to ask him. >> a defendant has a right to represent himself and he has a right to do it poorly and i
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think he has the right to ask for capital punishment. >> reporter: prosecutors will not be allowed to show the jury e-mails exchanged before the massacre between hasan and a cleric killed in a u.s. missile strike two years ago. prosecutors say it shows hasan's motive. hasan says he believes if he dies by lethal injection he would be considered a martyr which leaves shooting survivors anxious for hasan to go away. >> i won't allow him to consume anymore energy from my life than he's already done. i've released him and forgiven him completely and it's not up to me to punish him. >> ed joins me live now from ft. hood where this trial is actually taking place.
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big question everyone wants to know. do we expect hasan to take the stand and testify. i guess question himself while testifying. >> reporter: we don't fully know. i think every indication we've gotten from ft. hood officials and listening to what's been going on in the courtroom this morning i think everyone is definitely expecting nadal hasan to take the stand. the way this will work, he won't be allowed to get up there and give a speech as to why he committed this massacre. he has to leave a list of questions with his assisting attorneys and it has to be a question and answer format. the attorneys will ask him a question that he has prepared and written for these attorneys to ask him and then hasan will respond. where it goes from there is what a lot of people are highly anticipating and will be very interested to see. >> all right. ed lavandera live for us in ft. hood. thank you for that. the judge in this case has repeatedly told hasan that acting as his own attorney is
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perhaps not the best course of action. i'm putting it mildly. jeffrey toobin is here to talk about this whole notion of this case but also hasan and what he's doing in the courtroom. don't know if i've seen a better example of ineffective assistance of counsel but to say i did it is an unusual circumstance but could someone step in and say it's a disaster in the making? >> he's been warned enough times. hasan knows what he's doing. he wants to be a martyr. he wants to be executed. i have very little doubt that he will be executed. the judicial system doesn't require you to act in your best interest. you have to make an informed choice. he's not insane. he's not legally insane by any stretch of the imagination. i think he's competent. >> as i understand it and i'm not a lawyer, as i understand it in order to be deemed competent and that's the first stage to even going to trial, not
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insanity issue just to get to trial, you have to be able to assist in your defense. i don't know that he is assisting in his defense. he clearly doesn't seem to understand a lot of the questions the judge has warned him about. >> he is doing what he wants with this trial. the judge has told him in no uncertain terms that this is a bad idea. that this is going to hurt his case. but the judge is not obliged to do anything more than that. remember the case of the tenth hijacker, parallel situation. you had an eccentric politically orientated terrorism suspect who wanted to represent himself. >> lots of hurdles. >> right. he was frankly much crazier than hasan and less in touch with reality. that was a much tougher call. hasan is clearly rationale and clearly an intelligent person. he's a doctor after all. he's made a decision about how he wants this trial to go and
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the legal system is not under an obligation to save him from himself. >> i like how you put it. slow motion suicide. it's remarkable that that's what it is. it is what it is. >> and he's allowed to do that basically. >> we all are. jeff toobin, nice to have you here. >> nice fancy set. >> fresh back from china. get into that in a minute too. thank you for insight. a couple other big stories i want to tell you about. the former president of pakistan -- maybe this won't come as a surprise to you because we hear stories often, but he's been indicted for death. not just any death. the death of a former prime minister of pakistan. the country's first female prime minister. president musharraf was president at the time of this and he's already under house arrest and his spokesman is calling this indictment "false
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fabricated and fictitious. pakistani politics at play." sentencing under way for a soldier admitting to killing 16 afghan villagers last year. robert bales could get life in prison for this. the defense team says it was about ptsd but prosecutors plan to play a tape. a tape of bales laughing about the charges. a tape that may show if prosecutors are right that he has no remorse over those attacks. the man accused of abducting 16-year-old hannah anderson named the california teenager's grandmother as his life insurance beneficiary. according to "l.a. times," the grandmother will get $112,000 from that policy. jim dimaggio's sister told that newspaper that he made the distinction on his policy back in 2011. dimaggio, you'll remember, was shot and killed by fbi agents who rescued hannah from him
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earlier this month. there are calls this morning for the resignation of maryland state delegate don gdwyer chargd with drunk driving. he pleaded guilty earlier this year for drunk boat driving. several people were badly injured in that incident. coming up on "the legal view" 20,000 text messages including naked pictures. all keeping a teenage lesbian in jail over her relationship with a 14-year-old female classmate. also, an australian baseball player allegedly killed by three teenagers in oklahoma. those teenagers reportedly telling police they were just looking for something to do because they were bored. and also, do the right thing. move or youeuthanize your son.
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a shocking update in a case out of florida. an 18-year-old girl charged with having a relationship with a 14-year-old girl and she's back in court today. her name is katelyn hunt. she was told to stay away from that younger teenager but if prosecutors are right, she didn't, to the tune of about 20,000 text messages exchanged with that younger teenager since that order just in february. john zarrella takes us back to how this case all began. >> katelyn hunt appeared to be a frightened 18 year old. her freedom on the line. >> i'm scared of losing the rest of my life and not being able to go to college and be around kids and my sisters and my family. >> reporter: that was february. she had been accused of two counts of lewd abehavior.
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hunt and her family claim the contact was consensual. >> to hold someone accountable for a felony for having a relationship with a peer is outrageous to me. >> reporter: under florida law, a 14-year-old can't give consent. hunt was ordered not to have any contact with the 14 year old. prosecutors now say she did. and not just once or twice. they say they have 20,000 text messages between the two since the no-contact order. in one, prosecutors say hunt wrote "no matter what if they find out we talked, i'm going to jail until trial starts." in another prosecutors say there was this exchange. the 14 year old texted, "the assistant state attorney asked me today if anyone saw us in the bathroom when we would do stuff. should i have said names?" hunt responds, "no.
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say nobody." prosecutors say the texts were sent on an ipod hunt put in the 14 year old's school locker after the court ordered no contact and there were videos sent too. sexually explicit prosecutors charge. if that's not enough, prosecutors are accusing her motherof sending texts to the mother. "delete everyone and make sure no one finds out you've spoken to kate at all." neither would comment and their attorney has not returned cnn's calls. >> john zarrella joins me live now from florida. up until this point, it seemed as though there was some sort of a plea deal that was in the works that would not necessarily let ms. hunt off but it would certainly reduce what she could have faced. what's the situation now? >> reporter: it would have greatly reduced what she would have faced. she faces 15 years if convicted. what the prosecutors offered her
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was plead guilty to one felony that could be expunged from a record and cleared later on. plead guilty to two misdemeanors and in return no jail time, no ankle bracelet, community service, and she did not have to worry about being labeled a sexual predator for the rest of her life. at this point prosecutors say the deal is off the table. >> that sounds like it. 20,000. that's a remarkable number just since february. john zarrella live for us. thank you for that. i want to bring in our legal panel on this because there are a lot of chewy issues when it comes to what's going on in this case and other states as well. former criminal prosecutor faith jenkins is here and cnn legal analyst join me live. mark, i want to start with you. this is going on in florida. there are a lot of states that accommodate for peer to peer relationships as long as there's a proximate number of years between the teenagers. a lot of laws were constructed
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to protect young female victims. we have two females here. florida is different, isn't it? >> florida often is different it seems like. what we have in florida is a similar to romeo and juliet laws you see in other states. you can't give consent at 14 years old. florida allows that if you are convicted and you have a 1,460 days, not a day over that, difference between two people under 18 years old, then in fact you can go and petition the court to have the sex offender status removed from your record. you still are punished. it's not a defense. >> how many days was that? >> 1,464. >> i'm not good at math. how many years is that? >> four years. >> this would apply? >> we were talking off the set because they were 14 and 18 but now we understand that the defendant is 19 and if victim is still 14, then the state came up -- >> same amount of days no matter
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what. >> but if in fact they are more than four years apart birthday to birthday. >> in so many cases and you're a former prosecutor so get me off the ledge here. there's something called prosecutorial discretion. they say the reason this is in court at all is there's a bias against homosexuality and mission on the part of the victim's parents to prosecute because of the kind of sex it is and not because of the case it is. am i wrong with prosecutorial discretion? could they have ignored this one? >> they could have. you look at the cases on a case by case basis especially when you have two teenagers in high school. they go to school together. they're peers so to speak. so the prosecutors look at that and nature of their relationship and decide what they want to do. in this case, they offered ms. hunt a sweetheart of a deal. it was very good. not going to be a convicted felon for the rest of her life and not required to register as
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a sex offender for the rest of her life. >> community service as i recall. >> community service and she would have two misdemeanors. >> let me ask you this. an allegation that she sent nude photographs of herself and there were 25 of these photographs. there was a sexual encounter between the two as recent as a couple weeks ago and that immediately got my senses tingling that sex trafficking of pornography of underage kids and number two, additional rape charges for whatever incident occurred recently. >> there could be more charges if the prosecutors want to go in that direction. i mean, sending videos from an adult to a child is absolutely a federal offense. that could happen. faith is right. there should be prosecutorial discretion. every case really does need to be on a case by case basis. under the law you could have a senior in high school going out with a junior or sophomore, part of a social group and commit a
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felony. >> it happened many times before. thank you very much. faith jenkins, mark, i'll keep you busy. stick around. we'll talk later on in this hour. dog days of summer and for many kids who are out of school just looking for something to do. seems to be all of us as parents our frustration. this is where things get sinister. a sheriff in oklahoma says three teenagers were bored and so they decided to shoot someone dead. an australian college student and may have been planning on shooting someone else dead as well. the story next. she loves a lot of the same things you do.
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we were bored and didn't have anything to do so we decided to kill somebody. a remarkable comment reportedly from a boy to the police and that someone who was killed was 22-year-old christopher lane and today three teenagers accused of killing him have a court date and they're expected to be charged with first-degree murder. cnn's zoraida sambolin takes a closer look. >> reporter: shock and grief
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spread across two continents over the death of christopher lane. the 22 year old from melbourne, australia, was in the u.s. attending oklahoma's east central university on a baseball scholarship. in the typically quiet town of duncan, oklahoma, three teenagers allegedly shot lane in the back for fun and sped away in their car. >> there was some people that saw him stagger across the road and go to a kneeling position and collapse on the side of the road. >> reporter: nearly 10,000 miles away where the shooting is making front page news, lane's family is struggling to cope with what happened. >> there's not going to be any good coming out of this because it was so senseless. it has happened. it's wrong. and we try to deal with it best we can. >> reporter: three teenagers, 15, 16 and 17 years old arrested
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and expected to be charged with first-degree murder. in an interview with an australia radio station, the chief revealed the teen's shocking motive. >> they decided that all three of them were going to kill somebody. >> somebody. anybody. >> wow. >> reporter: lane's girlfriend posted an emotional tribute on facebook today saying in part you will always be mine and in a very special and protected place in my heart. zoraida sambolin, cnn, new york. a u.s. senator born in canada says i don't need dual citizenship. ted cruz says he's always been an american and he's getting his paperwork in order just in case he runs for president. we're going to weigh the legal ins and outs and those who said not so fast coming up next. over 20 million drivers are insured with geico. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it? animation is hot...and i think it makes geico's
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make a run at the white house in 2016 wants to make it perfectly clear he's a natural born united states citizen in compliance with the united states constitution. he's a texas republican. his name is ted cruz. he was born in canada to an american mother, which may technically make him a dual citizen. if that's the case, cruz says he plans to renounce his canadian citizenship. he issued a statement saying nothing against canada but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator, i believe i should be only an american. senator cruz moved to the united states when he was age four across the border. it has people questioning here whether he's eligible to be president. we certainly have history with the birther movement here in the u.s. and senator running for. one president barack obama. joining me now is legal analyst jeffrey toobin. is this the same story all over
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again? >> it is potentially a controversy. one of the curiosities about this issue is the supreme court never said what natural born citizen means. the consensus seems to be that if you are a naturalized citizen, you are not a natural born citizen. if you became a citizen by birth as cruz did to an american mother in canada, you are a natural born citizen. i think it is likely that cruz is eligible to be president. >> so politically speaking, the birther movement went after president barack obama suggesting he wasn't even born in this country. if that's the case, it would be identical to the ted cruz circumstance with an american mother born on foreign soil which would make the president, who has proven through birth certificate releases and is a done issue that he was born in this country. wouldn't it be exactly same?
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no one brought up natural born citizen debate before. >> if he was born in kenya, which he wasn't, to an american mother, he would be a natural born citizen. actually john mccain has an interesting story here. john mccain was born in the panama canal zone. >> wasn't he born on a base? >> he was born on a base. >> isn't that sovereign territory? >> again, there are varying interpretations of that. leading interpretation was that he was a natural born citizen and it never emerged as controversy. the subtext of the whole obama thing as far as i was concerned was just racism and bigotry of donald trump and others. >> could that be at play with ted cruz? his father was cuban. >> most americans don't know who ted cruz is. >> they're going to. that's for sure. >> but barack obama was already the nominee of his party. later the president. everyone knew who he was. >> just so anybody that is curious, if you wonder what the
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constitution says, it's article 2 section 1 and the part that pertains to this is no person except a natural born citizen of the united states at the time of the adoption of this constitution shall be eligible to the office of president. no person except a natural born citizen or a citizen of the united states at the time of this -- quickly. >> that second clause is interesting because george washington were all british citizens because there was no such thing as the united states. >> they had to make accommodation for the first few. no kidding. all right. thank you. we'll continue to watch. donald trump who was so nutty about the birther issue when he was asked about this said probably not when it came to whether ted cruz -- >> i broke my rule of not mentioning donald trump ever again and see. >> he may have caught himself. he'll have to stick with his words when he said ted cruz is probably not eligible. thank you. other news i need to give you. moments ago andrea sneiderman
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was sentenced to five years for her role in her husband's death. he was murdered by sneiderman's boss. the jury found her guilty yesterday of 9 of 13 counts. not any of them murder. mostly perjury and obstruction of justice charges. she took the stand today to apologize and to say that she never had an affair. she also asked to go home to her two children. the jury said sneiderman lied to police during the investigation. by the way, five years. she could have faced up to 60 if she had been facing some of those sentences consecutively. also this morning, triple murder suspect michael madsen appeared in court in east cleveland, ohio, and waived his right to a speedy trial. prosecutors haven't decided if they'll go after the death penalty in his case. the judge also ruled today that madsen will be able to wear civilian clothes instead of the orange prison jump suit at some of the future hearings. unusual because a lot of times they are not to wear those
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things in court. remember back in april when boston and some of its suburbs were on lockdown? police finally tracking down the marathon bombing suspects. one of them hiding in a covered boat. we are learning a lot more details about the kind of injuries dzhokhar tsarnaev sustained and other things after his arrest. that's next. humans. even when we cross our "ts" and dot our "i's",
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we are learning more about the condition of suspected boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev and what condition he was in when he was captured by police after that incredible shootout and manhunt. all of it he ended up in a covered boat in someone's yard. poppy harlow is here. some of the injuries that are listed are amazing. i don't think many of us knew. >> we didn't know extent of the
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injuries. these are two court documents just unsealed late yesterday coming from the u.s. attorney's office there in boston. let's talk first about the injuries. a bedside hearing happened at the hospital when dzhokhar tsarnaev had his lawyer there and trauma surgeon and judge there holding this hearing if you will. severe injuries. multiple gunshot wounds. >> look at the pictures. that's surprising seeing pictures. >> let's throw up there the description of the injuries coming from his trauma surgeon. the most serious injury was a gunshot wound through the left side of his mouth that exited the lower left side of his face. the surgeon called this a high powered injury. it injured his skull base. there was a fracture there. injuries to middle ear, the c1 vertebrae, and mouth and multiple gunshot wounds to e extremi extremities.
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we don't know when for sure when injuries were sustained because we know that gunshots were fired when the boat was surrounded. that's not clear here. >> also about the notion when i hear about an injury that comes from inside the mouth and outside, i think self-inflicted gunshot wound and maybe he was trying to commit suicide. >> that's a great question with very little answers. all through these documents it doesn't mention anything to this effect this could have been self-inflicted gunshot wound. i called my sources. they're not talking about that. that is a question that remains to be a question. the doctor did say that he was lucid enough in this hearing to answer questions and that's important hearing the trauma surgeon saying these are wounds but he's lucid enough to know what's going on. >> one inside source at the hospital said many of the answers were nodding. they weren't vocal at the beginning. >> i think just one vocal no. >> interesting. good. nice work getting through those. i know that was a quick read. good stuff. thank you. a reporter linked to nsa leaker edward snowden says that
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he plans to release even more secret documents after his partner was detained for nine hours and searched at heathrow airport and all of his electronics were taken. we'll take you live to london next to sort through this. ♪
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glenn greenwald and he says he's about to get more aggressive about releasing government secrets after his partner was taken into custody by british police. his partner's name is david miranda and he was detained at london's heathrow airport. now miranda is taking legal action against the british government. joining me now from london is our cnn senior international correspondent matthew chance. matthew, this seems to be getting pretty ugly with glenn greenwald focusing his energies on releasing information pertaining to london. >> reporter: they haven't released reaction to that threat. glenn greenwald has an e-mail to reuters news agency that said he would not be releasing any documents he wasn't otherwise going to publish as an act of
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revenge. he's been seeking to play that down. there has been reaction here to the detention of david miranda both from british authorities who say it was totally justified and from human rights activists who say this was something that was unnecessary and abuse of anti-terrorism laws in this country. as you mentioned, of course, the lawyers representing david miranda say they will be challenging that detention in the courts very shortly. >> what are people there saying about this? do they feel as though this is legitimate that this person was detained under these anti-terror laws? are they saying it's legitimate that greenwald plans to release even further documents about the u.k.? >> reporter: i think it's a very divisive issue. there are those of course on one side of the argument that believe that these documents should never have been released and that business at the security services should be kept
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a california judge has ruled that prisons can force feed inmates on a six-week long hunger strike to keep them from dying according to reuters. the judge said that it even
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applies to prisoners who signed a do not resuscitate order at the time they underwent this strike. typically prisoners would not try to save an inmate with a dnr. prison officials say some inmates were coerced into this hunger strike against their will. officials say it hasn't resorted to forced feeding yet but it might have to. the california department of corrections say nearly 200 inmates are refusing their meals. half of them started six weeks ago. they're protesting solitary confinement and some of the health care issues in the prison that they're in -- prisons that they're in. our cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins me now about this case. you see people that signed their own orders. how is someone to determine whether they are coerced into a do not resuscitate and now can you go against someone's own wishes regardless if they are coerced. >> this case is before felton henderson. what he's trying to do is honor
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the inmates' desires but only if they are really the inmates' desires and what he has to do is do an inquiry into each inmate who signs one of these dnrs and what were the circumstances. get an explicit affirmation from the inmate this is what they wanted to do. >> investigate to find out if there's coercion. he can't possibly know that any or all of these inmates were coerced and yet they can be force fed. >> that's right. they can. the government is not obliged to assist in a suicide but they do believe -- a dnr if voluntarily entered into will be honored by most federal judges but this is a very squirrely area of the law. in guantanamo there are hunger strikes going on right now and there they are force feeding all of them. that's a straight category.
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that's not part of the federal judicial system. >> bigger picture. these prisoners say the solitary confinements lockups goes on for years and years in some cases. they are protesting, they're not using the words cruel and unusual but why don't they take this to the legal venue. why don't they sue? i know a driver of bin laden who sued donald rumsfeld and won. why don't they do that? >> the california prison system has been found to be in violation in the past year or two. they have repeatedly told the california system you have to release some people because the prisons are so horribly overcrowded. this case is not technically about overcrowding. it's more about health care and
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solitary confinement. the idea you can snap your fingers and file a lawsuit, it doesn't work that way. it's a lot harder. they're so frustrated and angry they taking matters into their own hands. >> it does look like cruel and unusual punishment when it drives them mad. >> pelican bay, it's 23 hours a day. >> watching someone dissolve into madness like that is the concern. stick around. i have some other things to ask you about including this next story. a vicious, when i say vicious, euphemism, sent from a mother to a grandmother of a teenager who suffers from autism.
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this one might be from the shake your head file. you won't believe what a person wrote. it was written anonymously about an autistic child. a neighbor sent a hate letter in the mail about their
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13--year-old son. max well plays ball in the backyard and the neighbor got so upset about the noise that she wrote this extraordinarily cruel letter and it really defies logic. i want to read part of it because it goes and on. i hate people like you who believe just because you have a special needs kid you're entitled to special treatment. god. do every one in our community a huge favor and move. vamose. scram. move away and get out of this type of neighborhood setting. dpo live in trailer in the wilds or something with your wild animal kid. nobody wants you living here and they don't have the guts to tell you. do the right thing and move or euthanize him. either way, we're all better
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off. sincerely, one pissed off mother. while you germinate for a little bit i want to bring in federal prosecutor jeffrey toobin and cnn legal analyst mark nejame. where to begin? let me start with you because the canadian authorities are taking this seriously. they are looking into the possibility that this might constitute criminal behavior and a threat of some kind what have you found? >> canada doesn't have the first amendment. in the united states i don't think this would be grounds for any sort of case. the first amendment allows you to say some hateful things and i think it would cover this letter. in canada it's different. it's not as protective. if you could identify the sender there could be some sort of harassment filed. harassment case filed against the author.
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>> nothing that rises to the level of say a criminal threat? >> no. there is no threat there. it's just denunciation in the most hateful, horrible way. >> you're a former prosecutor, what do you think? >> if you look at the wording you could look at that as being more than just an idle threat. when you look at the overall tone of the letter and the speech used in the letter and the level of anger expressed in the letter, i think that's what investigators will possibly look at. >> what about just the notion, mark, that this is an anonymous letter. this is a grandmother's home. the mother of maxwell work and so often times he plays in the grandmother's backyard a couple days a week. it was the grandmother who was the recipient of this. what about the forensics in finding the sender. it ain't that tough, is it?
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>> first of all, you go and try to get finger print, all that's been contaminated. you'll won't get anything. >> why? >> it was handled. they're looking at it and passing it around. then you even get into the issue about knocking on neighbor's doors. it's not going to happen. >> it's got to be someone within earshot. this whiner says she can't stand the sound. >> this is a hateful, gutless, horrendous letter. is it against the law? canada does not have the protection that we have in this country. this would not be a consideration in this country. in canada, threats can constitute a crime. threats in the united states are not going to be a crime.
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>> it's suggesting that this wom euthanize her child and send his nonretarded body parts to science. maybe some kind of civil suit, anything. >> how about a restraining order? >> i think you used some of your canadian detective skills. you pointed out in the letter there are several spellings that are american spellings, no you in labor that rather than canadian spellings which would seem to narrow the suspects especially if you just went through the neighborhood. >> can i tell you, this person who wrote this letter is such an idiot, everything is misspelled. i've got to be totally honest. total moron who wrote it. >> they could identify the person and subject them to public criticism, humiliation. that might be the best
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resolution. >> whether they allow intentional infliction and emotional distress, that might do it. >> i got to wrap. only because i really love suzanne malveaux. she's coming up next. thank you very much. it's been great to have you. thank you all for watching as well. "around the world" starts right now. a senseless killing is rocking two continents. a promising college baseball player from australia is dead. police say he was the victim of a random act of violence. the u.s. takes a stand against egypt. the obama administration decides to with hold some aid for now. i don't know. >> all right. they


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