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CBN NewsWatch: May 9, 2013

On Newswatch, May 9: Boston's top cop kept in dark on FBI bomber probe, Texas cheerleaders score win for religious freedom, and more. Read Transcript


PROVENTING ATTACKS HERE AT HOME.

COULD LAW ENFORCEMENT DONE MORE

TO STOP THE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBING?

PLUS FREE TO DISPLAY THEIR

FAITH.

WE TALKED TO THE TEXAS CHEER

LEADERS ABOUT THEIR WIN IN

COURT.

AND THE EXPLOSIVE DANGER THAT

COULD BE IN A LANDFILL NEAR YOUR

HOME.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." COULD THE BOSTON

BOMBING MARATHONS HAVE BEEN

PREVENTED?

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

THAT IS THE QUESTION RAISED ON

CAPITOL HILL.

GEORGE THOMAS JOINS US NOW FROM

THE NEWS ROOM WITH MORE, GEORGE?

REPORTER: YEAH, BIG

QUESTIONS, MARK.

HOUSE, HOMELAND SECURITY IS

LOOKING TO WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE

AND AFTER THE ATTACKS, WHAT

SIGNS MAY HAVE BEEN MISSED AND

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE SURE

SOMETHING LIKE THIS NEVER

HAPPENS AGAIN.

THREE WEEKS AFTER THE BOSTON

MARATHON TERRORIST ATTACK

CONGRESS WANTS ANSWERS.

ANYONE WHO THINKS THEY CAN

EXECUTE AN ATTACK ON THIS

COUNTRY AND CHANGE OUR WAY OF

LIFE GREATLY UNDERESTIMATES OUR

SPIRIT AND RESOLVE.

REPORTER: FIRST OF WHAT LP

LIKELY SEVERAL CONGRESSIONAL

HEARINGS ON THE ATTACK BEGAN

TODAY IN WASHINGTON.

NEW REVELATION SHOWED BREAK DOWN

IN INTELLIGENCE SHARING.

OFFICIALS DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL

THREE DAYS AFTER THE BOMBING

THAT THE OLDER BROTHER, TAMERLAN

TSARNEAV HAD BEEN FLAGGED BY THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.

MY FEAR IS THE BOSTON BOMBERS

MAY HAVE SUCCEEDED BECAUSE WE

HAVE FAILED.

REPORTER: IN 2001, RUSSIA

ASKED FBI AND C.I.A. TO CHECK

INTO TAMERLAN TSARNEAV.

THAT PIECE OF INFORMATION NEVER

SHARED WITH THE BOSTON POLICE.

WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE

KNOWN THAT INFORMATION?

IN HINDSIGHT, YES.

REPORTER: ADMINISTRATION

CONTINUES TO DOWN PLAY THE

THREAT POSED BY RADICAL

ISLAMIST.

FROM THE ATTACK AT FORT HOOD

TO THE ATTACK AT BENGHAZI TO

BOSTON BOMBINGS, WE MUST CALL

TERRORISM FOR WHAT IT IS IN

ORDER TO CONFRONT IT.

REPORTER: LIEBERMAN SAYS THEY

NEED TO FIGHT IT.

IT WAS POSSIBLE TO PREVENT

THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BOSTON.

REPORTER: MARK, THE BODY OF

TAMERLAN TSARNEAV HAS BEEN

BURIED OUTSIDE MASSACHUSETTS.

QUOTE, A COURAGEOUS AND

COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUAL CAME

FORWARD TO BURY THE BODY.

MARK?

THANK YOU, GEORGE, IN OTHER

NEWS, GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES

PROPOSE TOUGHER RESTRICTIONS.

GUN VIOLENCE IS DECREASING IN

THE U.S. GUN RELATED HOMICIDE

DOWN 39% FROM THEIR PEAK IN

1993.

ANOTHER REPORT BY THE PEER

RESEARCH CENTER SAW A DROP OF

39%.

NON-FATAL CRIMES DOWN 70% OVER

THAT SAME PERIOD.

CBN NEWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS

STORY FROM THE BEGINNING.

YESTERDAY A JUDGE RULED CHEER

LEADERS FROM A SOUTHEAST TEXAS

HIGH SCHOOL CAN CONTINUE TO

DISPLAY BIBLE VERSES ON BANNERS

AT FOOTBALL GAMES.

PAUL STRAND HAS MORE.

REPORTER: LAST FALL AN

ATHEIST GROUP SAID THE

SCRIPTURES ON SPORTS BANNERS

SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.

THEER LEADERS ARGUED THAT WAS A

VIOLATION OF THEIR FREE SPEECH.

NOW A JUDGE SAID THEY HAVE THE

RIGHT TO DISPLAY MESSAGES.

THIS BEGAN WHEN CHRISTIAN CHEER

LEADERS GOT UPSET WITH THE

MESSAGES ON THE BANNERS.

BEAT THE BEARS OR KILL THE

COUGARS

REPORTER: ATTORNEY JUST TIN

BUTTERFIELD SAID THEY DISPLAYED

ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES.

SOME SAID IT WAS SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE.

FOR IT TO BE SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE IT HAD TO COME

FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRYING TO

STOP THE CHEER LEADERS WHICH

ANGERED LIBERTY INSTITUTES

GENERAL COUNCIL.

THE GOVERNMENT IS TELLING

PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT

SAY.

THAT IS NOT AMERICA.

THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A FIRST

AMENDMENT.

SUPREME COURT RECOGNIZE THEY

DON'T LOSE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHT AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOORS.

IT IS TELLING THE GOVERNMENT,

LOOK, YOU CAN'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT

TO SAY OR THINK.

REPORTER: BATTLE OVER BANNERS

LASTED SEVEN MONTHS.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

REPORTER: CHIEF POLITICAL

CORRESPONDENT DAVID BRODY TRAFL

TRAVELED TO TEXAS.

HE CAUGHT UP WITH THE CHEER

LEADERS VIA SKYPE.

DAVID ASKED THEIR REACTION WHEN

THEY LEARNED OF THE VERDICT.

WE ARE RELIEVED AND THANKFUL

THAT THE JUDGE RULED IN OUR

FAVOR.

WE KNOW GOD WAS DEFINITELY

WORKING.

DAVID: WERE YOU CONFIDENT ALL

ALOVE HERE?

THERE WERE TIMES I WAS

FEARFUL.

I JUST PRAYED.

DAVID: MACEY, I WANT TO ASK

HOW YOU SEE GOD IN ALL THIS?

WHATEVER HAPPENS IT IS HIS

WILL.

EVEN IF IT WASN'T IN OUR FAVOR

GOD WANTED IT TO HAPPEN.

DAVID: ANYTHING GOING TO

CHANGE OR ARE YOU GOING TO

CONTINUE ON?

WE ARE GOING TO DEFINITELY

CONTINUE MAKING OUR SIGNS.

PROBABLY TALK ABOUT THIS, THIS

SUMMER SOME TIME.

DAVID: HAVE YOU HEARD FROM

ANYBODY SINCE THE RULING CAME

DOWN.

THE GOVERNOR RICK PERRY PUT OUT

A STATEMENT, AND THE ATTORNEY

GENERAL, HAVE YOU HEARD FROM

ANYBODY OR WHAT HAS THE

REACTION?

HAVE YOU HEARD FROM ANYBODY AT

ALL.

ON THE SUPPORT PAGE ON

FACEBOOK, A LOT OF THE OF

CELEBRATION AND PRAISES TO GOD.

AND OF COURSE, ATTORNEY GENERAL

AND THE GOVERNOR.

WE ARE THANKFUL.

DAVID: WHAT HAS THIS TAUGHT

YOU ABOUT THE PROCESS IN TERMS

OF SPEAKING UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS

ESPECIALLY YOUR RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY RIGHTS.

YOU ARE LEARNING A VALUABLE

LESSON.

ARE THERE LESSONS YOU ARE

DRAWING FROM THIS AT ALL, EITHER

ONE OF YOU?

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT

LESSON, YOU KNOW, IF YOU BELIEVE

IN SOMETHING, YOU SHOULD STAND

FIRMLY AND DON'T BACK DOWN.

.

GOOD FOR THEM.

YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE

CBNNEWS.COM.

SOME CHRISTIAN LEADERS SAY THEY

WON'T SUPPORT IMMIGRATION

LEGISLATION THAT INCLUDES A GAY

RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

A MEASURE ALLOWING GAY COUPLES

TO SPONSOR THEIR PARTNERS FOR

U.S. RESIDENTS CONSIDERED AS

PART OF A LARGER IMMIGRATION

BILL.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION SAYS

THE GROUP WILL NO LONGER BACK

THE REFORM.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

EVANGELICALS HAVE MADE SIMILAR

STATES.

LATER ON "NEWSWATCH," WE'LL GET

INSIGHTS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF

THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

CONFEDERATION.

CHILD ADVOCATES IN COLORADO SAY

THE LATEST MEASURE TO PROTECT

PEOPLE FROM MARIJUANA.

THEY PASSED LEGISLATION FROM THE

MARKET -- THE LEGISLATION WILL

EFFECTIVELY CONTROL THE DRUG AND

GOVERNOR PLANS TO SIGN IT.

CHILD ADVOCATES SAY THE BILLS DO

NOTHING TO LIMIT POTENCY OR BAN

SELL OF MARIJUANA LACED COOKIES,

CANDY AND DRINKS.

I UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO MAKE

MARIJUANA PALATABLE FOR ADULTS.

THERE IS A SUBJECTIVE DESIGN

CROSSED.

THESE LOLLIPOPS AND SODAS AND

CUP CAKES ARE POPULAR WITH KIDS.

DR. CHRISTIAN THIRSTON SAYS

MARIJUANA REFERRALS HAVE DOUBLED

SINCE LAST FALL.

SCARY THERE.

MAN SUSPECTED IN THOSE OHIO KIT

NAPINGS MADE HIS FIRST COURT

APPEARANCE YESTERDAY.

ONE TIME CLEVELAND SCHOOL BUS

DRIVER IS ACCUSED OF KEEPING

THREE WOMEN CAPTIVE FOR THE LAST

DECADE AND CHARGED WITH

KIDNAPPING AND RAPE.

REPORTER: ARIEL CASTRO DIDN'T

UTTER A WORD.

KEPT HIS EYES ON THE GROUND AS

PROSECUTORS DESCRIBE THE HORRORS

HE PUT MICHELLE KNIGHT, GINA

DEJESUS AND AMANDA BERRY

THROUGH.

WHEN HIS BOND WAS SET AT EIGHT

MILLION DOLLARS, WOMEN ENDURED

RAPE, ISOLATION AND BEATINGS.

ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE HOME TWICE

IN 10 YEARS.

KNIGHT, THE OLDEST VICTIM WAS

PREGNANT FIVE TIMES TELLING

POLICE CASTRO PUNCHED STOMACH

REPEATEDLY.

WE HEAR REPORTS FROM POLICE WHEN

OFFICERS REALIZED THEY FOUND

THEM.

WE FOUND THEM.

BERRY AND DEJESUS IS HOME

WITH FAMILIES.

MICHELLE KNIGHT IS STILL

RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ARIEL CASTRO

IS IN CUSTODY.

TWO BROTHERS WILL NOT FACE

CHARGES AT THIS TIME.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

NEW COMING UP, IMMIGRATION

DEBATE, ARE AMERICANS REALLY

PAYING ATTENTION TO THE HEATING

BATTLE IN WASHINGTON?

WELCOME BACK, LAWMAKERS IN

WASHINGTON FIERCELY DEBATING

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

APPEARS THE PUBLIC IS NOT

CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE DEBATE.

ONLY 44% SAY THEY ARE PAYING

CLOSE ATTENTION.

38% SAY THEY DON'T HAVE AN

OPINION ON THE SENATE MEASURE.

REVEREND SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ SINCE

ON THE EVANGELICAL TABLE.

HE WAS ASKED OF THE PITFALLS AND

PROGRESS

REPORTER: WHAT IS YOUR TAKE

ON THE BIPARTISAN SENATE? I

SUPPORT IT.

I COMPLETELY SUPPORT IT.

IT RECONCILES RULE OF LAW AND

COMPASSIONS WE HOLD NEAR AND

DEAR.

LET'S TAKE THIS PIECEMEAL?

EVER SINCE KENNEDY POST

BECAME KENNEDY, IT WON'T WORK.

DEMOCRATS THAT CONTROL THE

SENATE WILL ONLY SUPPORT

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

PIECEMEAL WON'T WORK.

IT WON'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF 11

MILLION UNDOCUMENTED IN THE

COUNTRY.

IS THAT YOUR CONCERN THE 11

MILLION?

YES.

WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT OUR

BORDER.

WE NEED TO INTEGRATE 11 MILLION

PEOPLE.

I AM A PASTOR.

38% OF OUR INDIVIDUALS ARE FULL

OF UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS.

I WANT THEM TO GET INTEGRATED.

I DON'T WANT PARISHIONERS LIVING

IN FEAR ON SUNDAY MORNING.

I WANT TO PROVIDE AVENUE FOR

THEIR CHILDREN TO FULFILL THE

AMERICAN DREAM

REPORTER: INTERESTING

ATTITUDE OF EVANGELICALS ON THIS

ISSUE.

MORE AN MORE EVANGELICALS ARE

RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH THESE

UNDOCUMENTED FOLKS.

RADICAL CHANGE.

FROM 2006, ONE OF THE GROUPS, IF

NOT THE GROUP MOST OPPOSED,

WHITE EVANGELICALS.

IN 2013, SEVEN YEARS LATER, THIS

GROUP IS LEADING THE CHARGE.

I FIND IT TO BE PROPHETIC AND

BIBLICAL AND WONDERFUL.

IT HAS HAPPENED THROUGH

RELATIONSHIPS.

THROUGH LATINO PASTORS MEETING

WITH OTHER PASTORS AND THROUGH

MATTHEW 25, WELCOMING THE

STRANGER.

WHY EVANGELICALS ARE LEADING THE

CHARGE.

ONE SPECIFIC PROPOSAL THE

LGBT ISSUE, WE WANT GAY

AMERICANS TO SPONSOR A GREEN

CARD.

THESE TWO SHOULD NEVER BE

MIXED OR COMBINED.

IT WILL DILUTE.

IT WILL FRACTURE.

WE WILL ALL PULL OUT.

IT IS A DEAL BREAKER.

I DON'T THINK IT IS GOING TO BE

A PRACTICAL MATTER THAT ARRIVES

AT THE PRESIDENT'S DAY

REPORTER: MOMENTUM WISE,

WHERE DO YOU SEE THIS BILL

GOING?

BETWEEN NOW AND WORST CASE

SCENARIO EARLY OCTOBER.

SENATE, PASS IN THE SENATE.

DIFFICULTY WILL BE THE HOUSE.

HOUSE WILL PUSH BACK ON THE

SENATE COMPONENTS, PARTICULARLY

ON THE ISSUE OF CITIZENSHIP,

THERE IS ANGST AND CONSTERNATION

THAT HAS TO BE ADDRESS AS EXHI

BISHSLY AS POSSIBLE.

ALL RIGHT.

REVEREND RODRIGUEZ, THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

UP NEXT, WHY YOUR OWN TRASH

MAYBE PUTTING LIVES AT RISK.

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.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT, SMELL IT OR

TASTE IT, METHANE GAS IS AROUND

AND COULD BE EXPLOSIVE.

LANDFILLS AND DUMP SITES ARE A

PRIMARY SOURCE.

OUR OWN TRASH CAN MAY PUT LIVES

AT RISK IF IT IS NOT PROPERLY

MAINTAIN.

AMERICANS PRODUCE A LOT OF TRASH

IN 2010, 250 MILLION TONS OF IT.

ALL THE DECOMPOSING WASTE, TOXIC

GAS KNOWN AS METHANE.

LANDFILLS ARE THE THIRD LARGEST

SOURCE.

DECOMPOSING TRASH DOESN'T

JUST DISAPPEAR.

IT GOES INTO A DIFFERENT STATE.

ONE IS GAS, METHANE GAS IS WHY.

HERE IS WHY FRED TUTMAN SAYS

YOU SHOULD CARE, IF A LANDFILL

ISN'T PROPERLY BUILT OR

MAINTAINED, METHANE CAN ESCAPE.

IT CAN CAUSE DANGER.

PER HAPPEN IT IS BIGGEST

PROBLEM.

ENOUGH TO SAY METHANE CAN

MAKE THINGS GO BOOM.

IF IT ACCUMULATED IN A SPACE

WHERE THERE WAS AN IGNITION

SOURCE, PILOT LIGHTS FOR YOUR

WATER HEATER AND HEATER ITSELF.

HOT RADIATOR, THOSE TYPES OF

HAZARDS WOULD BE A TYPICAL FLAME

THAT WOULD IGNITE.

AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION, THEY

EVACUATED 20 HOMES AT FORT

MEADE.

DUE TO THE ON GOING BATTLE THESE

HOMES HAVE SAT EMPTY FOR EIGHT

YEARS.

IT WAS SOMETHING WE NEVER

THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE TO DEAL

WITH.

WE DID THE RIGHT THING, WE MADE

THE RIGHT DECISION.

OFFICIALS DISCOVERED A WORLD

WAR II DUMP SITE.

LEFT OVER ARTIFACTS PAINTED A

PICTURE OF THE MID 1940S, IT

CONTAINED METHANE GENERATED

PRACTICE.

OPERATIONAL PRACTICE WAS TO

DIG A HOLE AND PUT THE WASTE IN

THE HOLE.

TO COMPLY WITH EPA, THEY HAVE

MUST HAVE A -- DURING THE 40S

THAT WASN'T THE CASE.

METHANE LEVELS SPIKED AROUND THE

FIELD.

MY FEELINGS ARE QUITE

PROFOUND.

MY JOB IS TO INSURE THE SAFETY

PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

I FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO DO

SOMETHING QUICKLY.

THAT INCLUDED EVACUATING THE

COMMUNITY.

THE TRASH NEEDED TO GO, TOO.

AROUND 27,000 TONS.

THEY CAPPED OFF THE LANDFILL AND

CONVERTED IT TO GREEN SPACE.

THE COST, 2 MILLION DOLLARS.

YOU COULDN'T GET MORE HIGH

THAN A SITE ADJACENT TO A

HOUSING AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE SAFETY WAS PRIME ON YOUR

LIST.

COULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN WORSE TO

HAVE THIS LOCATION IN THAT CLOSE

PROXIMITY.

WHAT ARE SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT

METHANE FROM HARMING PEOPLE AND

THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE METHANE GENERATED FROM

DECAYING TRASH IS RECLAIMED OR

HARNESSED AND USED TO HEAT

ANOTHER AREA FACILITY.

SOME SITES ARE HARVESTING THE

GAS.

THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO

GENERATE ENERGY, POWER, RUN

AUTOMOBILES, FOR POWER

GENERATION, BASICALLY.

GENERALLY, ELECTRICITY, PUT

IT BACK ON THE GRID OR RUN

BUILDINGS CLOSE BY.

METHANE NEEDS TO BE PROPERLY

CONTAINED AND CONTROLLED.

AS THEY CONTINUE TO MONITOR

METHANE LEVELS AROUND THIS

GRASSY HILL.

THEY HOPE TO PUT PEOPLE BACK IN

THESE HOMES.

THEY SEE THIS PROJECT AS A

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK WITH

LOCAL, CITY AND FEDERAL

OFFICIALS AT THE LANDFILL NEAR

YOU.

COULD MEAN A DIFFERENCE OF LIFE

AND DEATH IF METHANE IS

INVOLVED.

UP NEXT, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S

LEGACY OF PRAYER, STAY WITH US.

.

THANKS FOR STAYING ARE US,

LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL TURNED

PEOPLE'S HOUSE INTO A HOUSE OF

PRAYER WEDNESDAY.

THEY ASKED FOR HUMILITY AND

WISDOM AS THEY MADE DECISIONS

AND PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD BLESS

THE NATION.

EVENT HONORS FIRST INAUGURATION

OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS

DEVOTION TO DAILY PRAYER.

BRIEF HISTORY LESSONS.

NEARLY 225 YEARS AFTER

WASHINGTON'S INAUGURAL PRAYER,

THEY WARN TODAY THAT RELIGIOUS

LIBERTYS ARE UNDER ATTACK.

IF WE LOSE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,

THEY BEGIN TO FORCE PEOPLE IN

THE SHADOWS, ONCE YOU COME OUT,

YOU HAVE TO BOW TO THE SECULAR

ORTHODOXY.

WE CAN NO LONGER WITH AMERICA.

SERVICE HELD IN STATUARY HALL

IN THE CAPITOL WHICH SERVED AS

CHURCH IN THE 1800S.

YOU CAN WATCH THE ENTIRE EVENT

AT CBNNEWS.COM.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR COMMENTS AND

QUESTIONS AT "NEWSWATCH" AT

CBN.COM.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT EVENING.

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