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CBN NewsWatch: May 15, 2013

On CBN’s Newswatch, May 15: Hagel outraged over latest military sex scandal, Boko Haram kills Nigerian Pentecostal leader, and President Obama gets heat from all sides, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," AN

ADMINISTRATION ENTANGLED EN

SCANDAL.

WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA FACE

ANY BACKLASH.

Wendy: FORCED TO FLEE

BECAUSE OF HOME-SCHOOLING.

WHAT COMES NEXT FOR ONE

GERMAN FAMILY NOW THAT AN

APPEAL FOR SILENCE HAS BEEN

DENIED.

Mark: ON THE BRINK OF

BANKRUPTCY, SEE WHAT IS

BEING DONE TO SAVE DETROIT.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

A GROWING CHORUS OF CRITICS

IS CIRCLING THE WHITE

HOUSE.

I'M MARK MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THOSE CRITICS ARE ACCUSING

THE PRESIDENT OF PASSING THE

BUCK ON A NUMBER OF

SCANDALS, AND IT INCLUDES

THE MEDIA AND THE MEMBERS OF

THE PRESIDENT'S OWN PARTY.

Reporter: THE FINGERS

POINTING AT THE WHITE HOUSE

ARE COMING FROM MANY

DIRECTIONS.

DEMOCRATS AND SENATOR

PATRICK LEAHY SAY THEY'RE

DISTURBED BY NEWS THAT THE

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ACQUIRED

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHONE

RECORDS.

MAUREEN DOWD HA HAS

SCROLLEDED THE PRESIDENT FOR

COVERING IT UP.

MY QUESTION ISN'T ABOUT

WHO IS GOING TO RESIGN.

MY QUESTION IS WHO IS GOING

TO JAIL.

Reporter: THE F.B.I.

AND THREE CONGRESSIONAL

COMMITTEES ARE NOW

INVESTIGATING.

THE F.B.I. IS

COORDINATING WITH THE

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF

ANY LAWS WERE BROKEN.

I THINK, AS EVERYONE CAN

AGREE, IF NOT CRIMINAL, THEY

WERE CERTAINLY OUTRAGEOUS

AND UNACCEPTABLE.

Reporter: WHAT MANY IN

WASHINGTON ARE ASKING THIS

WEEK, JUST WHERE DOES THE

BUCK STOP, AND ISN'T THE

PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY

POSSIBLE?

OBAMA HAS SAID HE LEARNED

VIA NEWS REPORTS ABOUT THE

I.R.S. SCANDAL, AND THE A.P.

PHONE RECORDS DEBACLE; AND

THE WHITE HOUSE EXPLANATION

OF WHAT HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI

HAS CHANGED MULTIPLE TIMES.

ALL OF THIS HAS PREDICTABLY

FUELED REPUBLICAN OUTRAGE,

BUT NOW THAT DEMOCRATS AND

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE

PILING ON, MANY WONDER WHAT

DRASTIC ACTION THE PRESIDENT

MIGHT TAKE TO RIGHT THE

WRONGS AND STEER THE NATION

BACK ON COURSE.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: AND JOINING US

NOW IS SCOTTIE NELL HUGHES,

THE NEWS DIRECTOR AT THE TEA

PARTY NEWS NETWORK.

YOUR GROUP'S SISTER

ORGANIZATION WAS ONE OF THE

TARGETS OF THE I.R.S.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

IT HAS BEEN A THREE AND A

HALF YEAR PROCESS.

THE I.R.S. HAS MADE THE TEA

PARTY JUMP THROUGH EVERY NET

POSSIBLE.

THIS IS OBVIOUS WHEN WE CAME

BACK AND ANSWERED THE FIRST

ROUND OF QUESTIONS.

THESE GROUPS NEED TO BE

READY TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE

HOLDING THEIR FEET TO THE

FIRE, AS TO THE PRINCIPLES

THEY'RE BEING FOUNDED ON.

HOWEVER, RED FLAGS STARTED

TO BE RAISED IN ROUND TWO,

WHEN THE TEA PARTY WAS ASKED

TO SUPPLY EVERY SINGLE DONOR

THAT EVER DONATED TO THEM,

AS ALSO THEY'RE CONTACT

INFORMATION, AND EVERY

DETAIL, INCLUDING ONE

SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN HAD

ATTENDED LOCALLY AND

FEDERALLY, AND WHO HELPED

SUPPORT YOU.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

MARK, I LIKE TO SAY I'M

ORGANIZED, BUT I DON'T KNOW

WHAT I'M DOING NEXT MONTH,

MUCH LESS FOUR YEARS FROM

NOW, WHICH IS WHAT THE

I.R.S. ASKED FOR.

Mark: WE HAVE SEEN THE

I.R.S. TARGETING THE A.P.

PHONE MONITORING AND THE

BENGHAZI SCANDAL.

DO ALL OF THESE SCANDALS

POINT TO A BIGGER PROBLEM IN

THE ADMINISTRATION?

IT POINTS TO A BIGGER

PROBLEM AND POINTS TO WHY

PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND OUR

CURRENT GOVERNMENT STATE.

WHY SHOULD WE?

WHETHER IT BE FAST AND

FURIOUS, BENGHAZI, AND WHAT

IS GOING O

N

WITH

THIS

OBAMACARE AND THE TRAIN

WRECK IT IS BECOMING, AND

NOW WE HAVE THE I.R.S. AND

THE A.P. WIRETAPPING?

THE AMERICANS DON'T TRUST

THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

AND BARACK OBAMA FOR A

REASON.

EVERY TIME I THINK HE STARTS

TO REGAIN SOME TRUST,

SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENS LIKE

THIS.

Mark: WHAT DO YOU THINK

IT IS GOING TO TAKE TO

RESTORE THE CREDIBILITY OF

THIS ADMINISTRATION?

H'MMM, WELL, HONESTLY,

THE PROBLEM WITH ALL THIS

CONTINUES TO BE THAT THE

BARACK OBAMA AND ALL OF HIS

DIFFERENT HIERARCHY, THEY

WALK AWAY AND THEIR HANDS

ARE COMPLETELY CLEAN.

NOTHING SEEMS TO STICK TO

THEM.

WHICH IS VERY, VERY SCARY TO

ME.

SO WE STILL HAVE A FEW MORE

YEARS OF THIS

ADMINISTRATION, AND I DON'T

KNOW WHAT IT IS GOING TO

TAKE.

I KEEP THINKING WITH EACH

SCANDAL THERE IS GOING TO BE

SOME FORM OF IMPEACHMENT

TRIAL STARTED OR SOME SORT

OF CALLING FOR SOME HEADS TO

ROLL IN HIS CABINET, BUT IT

DOESN'T HAPPEN.

BENGHAZI, LINKED TO HILLARY

CLINTON.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED UNDER

GEITHNER, AND NOW YOU HAVE

THE CURRENT DEPARTMENT OF

TREASURY SECRETARY WHO

HASN'T MADE MUCH OF A

STATEMENT ABOUT THIS YET.

THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

WHILE HE GETS OUT THERE AND

SPEAKS THE HARD TALK, WHAT

HE DOESN'T DO IS PUT THE

HARD ACTIONS OF FIRING

PEOPLE AND HOLDING THEM

ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS SORT OF

TARGETED DISCRIMINATION.

Mark: ALL RIGHT, SCOTT

NELL HUGHES, THANKS FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: A GERMAN

HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY HAS

BEEN DENIED ASYLUM IN THE

U.S.

IN GERMANY, PARENTS WHO

HOME-SCHOOL ARE HOUNDED,

PERSECUTED, FINED, AND

SOMETIMES JAILED.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

SAYS THAT IS NOT ENOUGH

REASON TO GRANT POLITICAL

ASYLUM TO A

GERMAN-HOME-SCHOOLED FAMILY

LIVING IN TENNESSEE.

A U.S. CIRCUIT COURT HAS

DENIED THEIR APPEAL.

Reporter: THE APPEALS

COURT UPHELD THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION'S REFUSAL OF

ASYLUM TO THE GERMAN

FAMILY.

THEY FLED GERMANY IN 2008,

FACING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

FOR HOME-SCHOOLING.

THEY LIVE IN TENNESSEE.

IN 2010, THEY WERE GRANTED

POLITICAL ASYLUM BY AN

IMMIGRATION JUDGE.

BUT THAT DECISION WAS

OVERTURNED BY THE BOARD OF

IMMIGRATION APPEALS LAST

YEAR.

AND TUESDAY THE THREE-JUDGE

PANEL OF THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

ISSUED A UNANIMOUS DECISION

AGAINST THE FAMILY.

THE TWO BEGAN HOME-SCHOOLING

IN GERMANY BECAUSE THEY

DIDN'T WANT THEIR CHILDREN

EXPOSED TO THINGS LIKE

WITCHCRAFT AND GRAPHIC SEX

EDUCATION THAT ARE TAUGHT IN

GERMAN SCHOOLS.

ALSO, THERE WERE STORIES

WHERE THEY WERE ENCOURAGED

TO ASK THE DEVIL FOR HELP,

INSTEAD GOD.

AND, ACTUALLY, THE DEVIL

WOULD HELP.

AND WE FOUND OUT WHAT IS

IN THE TEXTBOOKS.

IT'S EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE

FROM WHAT THE BIBLE TELLS US

AND TEACHES US.

AND WE WANTED TO PROTECT

THEM.

Reporter: WHILE THE

APPEALS COURT ACKNOWLEDGED

THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

RECOGNIZES THE RIGHTS OF

PARENTS TO HOME-SCHOOL, IT

REFUSED TO GRANT THAT WHAT

GERMAN HOME-SCHOOLERS FACE

AMOUNTS TO PERSECUTION,

DESERVING OF ASYLUM.

MICHAEL FARUS OF THE DEFENSE

ASSOCIATION WHICH

REPRESENTED THE FAMILY, SAYS

WE BELIEVE THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

IS WRONG AND WE WILL APPEAL

THEIR DECISION.

THE FAMILY TOLD CBN NEWS

THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED, BUT

SAID GOD IS IS IN CONTROL.

THEY KNOW WHAT THEY FACE IN

GERMANY IF THEY'RE

DEPORTED.

FIRST THEY WOULD FINE US

WITH INCREASINGLY HIGHER

FINES.

AND THEY WOULD THREATEN US,

TO TAKE AWAY CUSTODY.

THERE MIGHT BE JAIL TIME,

TOO.

BUT THE MAIN THREAT, I

THINK, IS THE CUSTODY.

BECAUSE THEN THE CHILDREN

ARE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU

COMPLETELY.

I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT NO

FAMILY WANTS, RIGHT?

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WELL, TODAY IS

THE DEADLINE FOR BRANCHES OF

THE MILITARY TO RELEASE

THEIR PLANS ON HOW TO

INTEGRATE WOMEN INTO

COMBAT.

FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY

LEON PANETTA LIFTED A PLAN

ON FEMALES IN COMBAT BACK IN

JANUARY.

HE GAVE THE ARMY, MARINES,

NAVY, AND AIR FORCE UNTIL

TODAY TO SHOW HOW THEY WILL

MAKE THAT AD JUDGMENT.

SOME SAY IT IS A BIT WIN FOR

WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

AND OTHERS ARGUE IT COULD

IMPACT THE MILITARY'S

EFFECTIVENESS.

UNITS THAT ARE POORLY LED

TEND TO DIE IN HUGELY

DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBERS.

SO THE WEIGHT OF THESE WARS

ARE FALLING ON THE SHOULDERS

OF THIS VERY, VERY SMALL

BAND OF BROTHERS.

AND BEFORE WE BREAK IT UP

AND REASSEMBLE IT, WE BETTER

BE DARN WELL SURE WE'RE

DOING THE RIGHT THING.

Wendy: INTEGRATION OF

WOMEN IN COMBAT IS EXPECTED

TO BE COMPLETE BY

JANUARY 2016.

WELL, THIS COMES AS THE

MILITARY FACES A BIG

CRISIS.

THE AMOUNT OF SEXUAL

HARASSMENT AND ABUSE IN THE

ARMED SERVICES IS REACHING

ALARMING NEW HEIGHTS.

Mark: NOW THE PENTAGON

IS STEPPING IN AND CLEANING

HOUSE, DEMANDING SWEEPING

NEWS CHANGES.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS.

Reporter: ANOTHER

HIGH-PROFILE SEXUAL ASSAULT

CASE FOR THE MILITARY.

THIS COMES ONLY A WEEK AFTER

AN AIR FORCE OFFICER WORKING

IN A SEXUAL PREVENTION

OFFICE WAS ARRESTED AND

CHARGED WITH SEXUAL

BATTERY.

THE LATEST SUBJECT IS A

SERGEANT, WORKING OUT OF

FORT HOOD, TEXAS.

HE WAS WORKING WITH A SEXUAL

HARASSMENT ASSAULT

PREVENTION PROGRAM.

NOW HE IS UNDER

INVESTIGATION FOR ALLEGEDLY

FORCING AT LEAST ONE SOLDIER

WHO PROSTITUTION AND

SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO

OTHERS.

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK

HAGEL SAYS HE I IS OUTRAGED

AND DISGUSTED BY THE AMOUNT

OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE

MILITARY.

SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A

DESPICABLE CRIME AND ONE OF

THE MOST SERIOUS CHALLENGES

FACING THIS DEPARTMENT.

Reporter: AFTER THIS

LATEST INCIDENT, HAGEL IS

MAKING AN UNPRECEDENTED

MOVE: HE IS ORDERING ALL OF

THE MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

RECRUITERS BE RETRAINED,

RECREDENTIALED AND

RESCREENED.

A STATEMENT READ IN PART: "I

CANNOT CONVEY STRONGLY

ENOUGH SECRETARY HAGEL'S

FRUSTRATION, ANGER AND

DISAPPOINTMENT OVER THESE

TROUBLING ALLEGATIONS, AND

THE BREAK DOWN IN DISCIPLINE

AND STANDARDS THA IMPLY."

THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

RECENTLY RELEASED ALARMING

STATISTICS ON SEXUAL

ASSAULT.

ITS ANNUAL REPORT SHOWS

THERE HAS BEEN A 6% INCREASE

OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE

MILITARY SINCE 2011.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Mark: ABORTIONIST

KERMIT GOSNELL WON'T FACE

THE DEATH PENALTY.

HIS ATTORNEY CUT A DEAL WITH

PROSECUTORS IN CHANGE FOR

LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT

PAROLE.

A JURY CONVICTED THE

72-YEAR-OLD ABORTIONIST OF

KILLING THREE BABIES WHO

WERE BORN ALIVE AT HIS

PHILADELPHIA CLINIC.

BLACK PRO-LIFE LEADERS ARE

CALLING FOR INVESTIGATIONS

OF OTHER ABORTION CLINICS,

LIKE THE ONE GOSNELL RAN.

THEY GATHERED IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL AND ACCUSED

THE ABORTION INDUSTRY OF

TARGETING BLACK AMERICANS.

KERMIT GOSNELL IS A

RACIST OF THE WORST KIND

BECAUSE HE PREYED ON WOMEN

AND YOUNG GIRLS OF HIS OWN

RACE.

FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS,

KERMIT GOSNELL PARTICIPATED

IN AND PERPETUATED THE

EPIDEMIC OF BLACK ON BLACK

CRIME.

Mark: DISTURBING.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, BLACK

LEADERS PLEDGED TO FIND NEW

STRATEGIES TO SPREAD THE

PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

Wendy: BOKO HARAM

TERRORISTS ARE BELIEVED

RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER

OF A POPULAR PASTOR IN

NIGERIA.

PAHI PAMA WAS IN CHURCH OF

THE NORTHEAST ZONE.

THE PASTOR WAS KILLED IN

BORNO STATE TUESDAY

AFTERNOON.

GUNMEN CLIMBED HIS FENCE

AND GOT INTO HIS HOUSE AND

SHOT HIM DOWN.

THEY ARE OUT FOR

CHRISTIANS.

BEING IN THAT POSITION, HE

MUST HAVE BEEN A VERY MARKED

MAN.

Wendy: HE SAYS THE

PASTOR HAD SEVERAL

COLLEGE-AGED CHILDREN, AND

ONE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.

HE ASKED THAT CHRISTIANS

PRAY FOR THE PASTOR'S WIDOW

AND CHILDREN AND FOR

NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS WHO ARE

LIVING UNDER INTENSE

PERSECUTION.

TO HEAR MORE OF THIS

INTERVIEW, YOU CAN LOG ON TO

THE GLOBAL LANE BLOG AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

Mark: COMING UP, WHY

SOME WOMEN ARE CHOOSING TO

HAVE SURGERY THEY MAY NEVER

NEED.

Mark: VERMONT COULD BE

THE NEXT STATE TO LEGALIZE

PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED

SUICIDES.

THE HOUSE HAS APPROVED A

BILL THAT WOULD PERMIT

DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE A

LETHAL DOSE OF MEDICATION TO

TERMINALLY-ILL PATIENTS.

THE BILL WILL NOW GO BEFORE

GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN, AND

A STRONG SUPPORTER.

IF PASSED, IT WOULD JOIN

OREGON, WASHINGTON, AND

MONTANA TO ADOPT SUCH A

MEASURE.

Wendy: ACTRESS ANGELINA

JOLIE IS BEING HAILED FOR

HER BRAVERY AFTER HAVING A

DOUBLE MASTECTOMY.

A ROGUE GENE LEFT HER WITH

AN 87% CHANCE OF DEVELOPING

BREAST CANCER.

SO SHE OPTED FOR A

PREEMPTIVE PROCEDURE CALLED

PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY TO

SLICE THAT RISK.

AS MEDICAL REPORTER LORI

JOHNSON TELLS US, IT CAN BE

A LIFESAVER.

Reporter: SANDRA REFERS

TO HERSELF NOT AS A CANCER

SURVIVE, BUT AS A PREVIVER.

SHE MADE THE DECISION TO

HAVE HER OVARIES AND BREASTS

REMOVED.

EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS NOT

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

BUT THE LIVES OF HER MOTHER

AND GRANDMOTHER WERE CUT

SHORT BY IT, AND SANDRA

CARRIES THE GENE.

IT IS LIKE YOU'RE SITTING

ON A TIME BOMB, WAITING FOR

CANCER TO OCCURMENT IT

OCCUR.

IT DOES A NUMBER ON YOU.

Reporter: SANDRA'S

DECISION TO HAVE RADICAL

SURGERY BEFORE THERE IS

EVIDENCE OF CANCER WAS

BACKED UP BY A STUDY IN THE

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT NEARLY

2500 WOMEN, WITH THE BRCA1

OR 2 GENETIC MUTATIONS, AND

FOUND THE REMOVAL OF OVARIES

ALMOST ELIMINATED OVARIAN

CANCER, AND REDUCED BREAST

CANCER RISK BY TWO-THIRDS.

IEITHER PROCEDURE

ELIMINATED THE RISK OF DEATH

BY AT LEAST TWO THIRDS.

WE HAVE KNOWN FOR SEVERAL

YEARS THAT REMOVING OVARIES

DECREASES THE RISK OF

OVARIAN CANCER AND BREAST

CANCER.

BUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO

CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE NOW IS

THAT THAT REDUCTION IN RISK

TRANSLATES TO WOMEN LIVING

LONGER.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STUDY

IS THAT WOMEN WITH A FAMILY

HISTORY OF BREAST OR OVARIAN

CANCER MAY WANT TO CONSIDER

GENETIC TESTING TO LEARN

WHETHER THEY HAVE THE GENE.

ONCE SANDRA LEARNED SHE HAD

IT, SHE CONSULTED WITH OTHER

WOMEN WHO HAVE IT, TOO, AND

WHO HAVE HAD THEIR BREASTS

AND OVARIES REMOVED AS A

PRECAUTION.

THAT HELPED SANDRA DECIDE TO

HAVE THE SURGERY.

WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE

SOMEONE WHO HAS GONE THROUGH

IT AND THEY LOOK GREAT AND

THEY FEEL GREAT, IT GIVES

YOU THE EMPOWERMENT TO MOVE

ON AND TAKE ACTION.

Reporter: AND SANDRA

SAYS SINCE SHE WAS FINISHED

HAVING CHILDREN, HER MAIN

CONCERN WAS MAKING SURE THEY

HAD A MOTHER FOR MANY YEARS

TO COME.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, WE VISIT

WHAT ARE CALLED THE DEAD

ZONES OF DETROIT AND SHOW

YOU WHAT IS BEING DONE TO

REVIVE THE CITY.

Mark: AN EMERGENCY

MANAGER FOR THE CITY OF

DETROIT SAYS THE TOWN IS IN

WORSE FINANCIAL SHAPE THAN

EXPECTED.

A REPORT TO MICHIGAN'S

TREASURER SHOWS THE CITY IS

IN $15 BILLION OF DEBT, HAS

A DISMAL CREDIT RATING, AND

SUFFERS FROM UNSUSTAINABLE

CASH FLOW.

THE CITY RETIREES NOW

OUTNUMBERING CURRENT

WORKERS.

EXPERTS SUGGEST A COMPLETE

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL

OVERHAUL, INCLUDING

RESTRUCTURING OF THE CITY'S

FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT.

IF DETROIT DECLARES CHAPTER

9, IT WOULD BE THE LARGEST

BANKRUPTCY BY A MUNICIPALITY

IN THE NATION.

DETROIT WAS ONCE ONE OF

AMERICA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL

CITIES, AND NOW THAT IT IS

ON THE BRINK OF THE

BANKRUPTCY, SOME CALL IT A

DEAD ZONE.

Wendy: THE BUILDINGS

ARE IN RUINS, AND THE

RESIDENTS WHO COULD GET OUT

ARE LONG GONE.

CHUCK HOLTON HAS MORE.

Reporter: SOME CALL

THIS THE DEAD ZONE.

IN AN AREA OF NEAR COMPLETE

DESTRUCTION MANY MILES

ACROSS, NO SCHOOLS OR

HOSPITALS, AND FEW PUBLIC

SERVICES.

CRIME IS THE ONLY GROWTH

INDUSTRY HERE.

WITH A MURDER RATE HIGHER

THAN THAT OF COLOMBIA.

THIS ISN'T SYRIA,

AFGHANISTAN, OR SARAJEVO, IT

IS INNER CITY AMERICA.

WELCOME TO DETROIT.

NO POLICE.

CITIZENS ARE LEAVING BECAUSE

CRIME IS VERY HIGH.

THOSE WHO CAN LEAVE, WHO ARE

ABLE TO LEAVE, THEY ARE

LEAVING.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE SOME

WHO CANNOT.

Reporter: IT IS HARD TO

BELIEVE THERE ARE PLACES IN

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THAT LOOK LIKE THIS.

I'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, AND

ASIDE FROM MOGADISHU, I

DON'T THINK I'VE SEEN ANY

PLACE THAT LOOKS THIS BAD.

THIS ACTUALLY WAS AN

HISTORIC BUILDING.

IT USED TO BE THE PLACE

WHERE PACKARDS AND

STUDABAKERS WERE MADE.

TODAY IT LOOKS LIKE A ZOMBIE

MOVIE.

WHILE THERE IS PLENTY OF

DISAGREEMENT ON THE CAUSE,

THERE IS IS NO QUESTION ON

THE RESULT.

MANY AREAS ARE BECOMING

VIRTUAL WASTELAND.

HERE IN DETROIT, HALF OF THE

CITIZENS ARE FUNCTIONALLY

ILLITERATE.

THE RATE OF JOBLESS NENESS

IS OVER 50%.

THE LONG-TERM DEBT IS

GREATER THAN THAT OF

ZIMBABWE OR EL SALVADOR.

IT IS A VICIOUS CIRCLE.

THE LACK OF JOBS MEANS LOSS

OF TAX REVENUE, AND THAT HAS

LED TO DEEP CUTS IN CITY

SERVICES, INCLUDING FIRE AND

POLICE.

SERGEANT JOHN BENNETT HAS

BEEN A DETROIT CITY COP FOR

16 YEARS.

WE HAVE LOST ON THE

POLICE DEPARTMENT 1,000

OFFICERS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN

REPLACED IN THE LAST FIVE TO

SIX YEARS.

Reporter: THOSE WHO

REMAIN SAY THEY CAN'T

PROTECT THE CITY, WHICH NOW

HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF

VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICA.

HOW DO YOU KEEP A CITY

SAFE THAT HAS NO TAX BASE,

AND THE POPULATION IS

RUNNING OUT THE BACK DOOR,

THE FRONT DOOR, AND THE SIDE

DOOR.

HOW DO YOU STEM THAT TIDE?

WHAT DO YOU DO TO STOP THE

BLEEDING.

Reporter: I'M STANDING

ONLY ABOUT 100 YARDS INSIDE

THE DETROIT CITY LIMITS.

RIGHT HERE I CAN SEE OVER A

DOZEN HOMES THAT ARE EITHER

ABANDONED OR BURNED OUT.

THEY SAY HERE IN DETROIT,

THERE ARE OVER 45,000 HOMES

LIKE THAT, BUT THE ROUTE

CAUSE MAY HAVE LESS TO DO

WITH THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN,

AND MORE TO DO WITH

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION.

MORE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

HASN'T HELPED.

SEVERAL DETROIT COMPANIES

RECEIVED BAILOUT FUNDS

TOTALING NEARLY

$100 BILLION, AND YET

DETROIT STILL HAS THE

HIGHEST RATE OF POVERTY AND

WELL-DEPENDENCY IN THE

NATION.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH

LONGER I CAN HANG ON.

UP TO THIS POINT, IT HAS

BEEN MY COMMITMENT, MY LOVE

OF THE CITY, MY LOVE OF THE

COMMUNITY.

THIS IS MY HOME.

BUT AS ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS

SAID, WHEN SHE LEFT, SHE

SAID, I LOVE THE CITY, BUT

IT DIDN'T LOVE ME BACK.

Reporter: WHERE THE

GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED,

PRIVATE CHARITIES ARE

STEPPING IN.

ONE OF THE LARGEST, "DETROIT

RESCUE MISSION MINISTRIES,"

PROVIDES MEALS AND SHELTER

FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS

EVERY DAY.

IT STARTED AS A SOUP

KITCHEN, AND NOW WE HAVE

PROGRESSED TO BEING NOT ONLY

AN EMERGENCY SHELTER, BUT

ALSO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING,

PERMANENT HOUSING, A

TREATMENT CENTER FOR THOSE

SUFFERING FROM DRUG ABUSE OR

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, AS

WELL AS WE HAVE DIFFERENT

PROGRAMS TO HELP REBUILD THE

CITY.

Reporter: THESE

PROGRAMS ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE FOR PEOPLE LIKE

DWAYNE TABB, WHO SERVES AS

THE FACILITY'S SUPERVISOR.

10 YEARS OWING, I CAME

AGO, I CAME TO THE DETROIT

MISSION, AND I WAS

DRUG-ADDICTED AND HOMELESS.

I WENT INTO THE 90-DAY

PROGRAM AND I WENT ON AND

GOT A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND

WENT ON AND GOT MY

MASTER'S.

SO I KNOW THE DETROIT RESCUE

MISSION SAVES LIVES.

Reporter: THE DETROIT

RESCUE MISSION ISN'T JUST

SERVING UP FOOD AND SHELTER,

BUT SOMETHING BETTER, WHICH

THEY BELIEVE HAS THE POWER

TO TURN THE TIDE.

NOT ONLY DO WE PROVIDE

LIFE SKILLS, BUT WE ALSO

ADMINISTER THE WORD OF GOD,

WHICH IS ULTIMATELY THE CRUX

OF OUR MISSION.

Reporter: I'M CHUCK

HOLTON FOR CBN NEWS.

Wendy: GREAT STORY,

CHUCK.

UP NEXT, HOW A $2400 CLASS

COULD SAVE HUSBANDS

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS.

Wendy: LADIES, I'M NOT

SURE YOU'RE GOING TO GO FOR

THIS, BUT THERE IS A NEW WAY

TO GET PAMPERED, SAVE MONEY,

AND SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME

WITH YOUR HUSBAND.

Mark: A SALON IN NEW

YORK CITY IS OFFERING HAIR

STYLING CLASSES FOR MEN.

THE COURSE INCLUDES SIX

TWO-HOUR CLASSES, AND

HUSBANDS, YOU HAVE TO COME

PREPARED BECAUSE THE STUDY

COSTS $2400.

BUT THE INSTRUCTOR SAYS IT

IS WORTH IT IN THE END.

HUSBANDS WILL LEARN TO

MASTER A HAIRBRUSH AND

DRYER, WHICH WILL SAVE THEIR

WIVES MULTIPLE VISITS TO THE

SALON.

ONCE THEY KNOW AND HAVE

THE RHYTHM OF USING THE

BRUSH AND THE BLOWDRYER, IT

IS EASY.

ROLL THE HAIR INTO THE

BRUSH, AND HOLD IT TIGHT.

IT IS JUST DOING STUFF

TOGETHER.

IT IS ANOTHER ACTIVITY.

DOES SHE HAVE PRODUCTS ON

HER HAIR?

Mark: I CAN THINK OF A

LOT OF OTHER THINGS I CAN DO

TOGETHER WITH MY WIFE,

BESIDES THAT.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE CLASS

COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE

FAMILIES A LOT OF MONEY,

THEY SAY.

A TYPICAL BLOWOUT COSTS

ABOUT $35, AND FOR WOMEN WHO

GO MULTIPLE TIMES A WEEK, IT

COULD COST UPWARDS OF $6,000

A YEAR.

Wendy: IT'S NO JOKE.

YOU'RE WIFE HAS LONG HAIR.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN HOW

TO DO IT,

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