we are going to begin our coverage with len ramirez and the tributes to a fallen hero. len. >> reporter: allen, for sure, an outpouring of support. officers came from throughout the country and the people of san jose came out of their homes, their offices and schools to pay tribute to the fallen officers michael johnson. [ taps ] ♪[ music ]♪ >> reporter: nine days after he was gunned down while answering the call of duty, officer michael johnson was given a final farewell by his sisters and brothers in law enforcement. ♪[ music ]♪ ♪ i once was lost but now i'm found ♪ >> reporter: it was an emotionally charged ceremony inside the darkened s.a.p. center where thousands came from as far away as new york to pay tribute to johnson. >> you're forever stitched to us, bonded to us, and now your heart will be through ours. >> reporter: officer johnson was ambushed on march 24 as he arrived on the scene of a despondent man armed with a rifle. >> feel like i just got hit with a sledgehammer.
kpix 5's len ramirez reports. >> reporter: ken, she was asked a question. it is the question. you get different answers depending who you ask. so far the only one talking about it is the student herself. >> it's like a targeting of religion and that's not okay. >> reporter: molly horowitz say she was blind sided by discrimination against her jewish faith in her campaign for student senate at stanford. while meeting with members of a campus group called the students of color coalition she said she was hoping to get their endorsement but said the lead student interviewer asked this question. >> given your strong jewish identity how would you handle divestment? >> reporter: the issue of divestment of companies doing business with israel is a hot topic for stanford and horowitz made no secret of being a jew but said the question crossed the line. >> i think that question was anti-semitic. >> reporter: she complained to the university and a stanford spokesman says there is an ongoing investigation but conflicting accounts of what happened. the students of color coalition did not ma
len ramirez reports. >> reporter: veronica, in some ways this is back to the future because silicon valley companies and the technology developed here played a major role in helping america win the cold war. now it's the cyber wars and the pentagon is once again looking to silicon valley. the secretary of defense came to look for the next generation of innovators. it may be the modern version of the old world war i slogan uncle sam wants. >> you even for a time make a could be the abusing feel what it's like to be something bigger than yourself. >> reporter: it's all about the belief that future battles between america and its enemies will be in cyberspace. it's already happening. >> the same technologies we used to target cruise missiles and jam enemy air defenses are used against our own forces and they are available to the highest bidder. >> reporter: he says the pentagon needs to work more with private companies and startups on better defenses. much the way partnerships in previous decades brought technology like voice recognition and gps to the military and our smartphones. >> the dep
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