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good morning and welcome to live now

from Fox I'm your host Zach Horner seven

o'clock on the East Coast four o'clock

in the morning over on the west coast we

do appreciate all of you joining us here

on this Monday morning hopefully you're

having a great start to your Monday as

we caught up on all the big stories of

the day from all around the country and

around the world as well and we'll start

the show out this morning as we always

do taking a live look outside there at

the skyline of New York City a beautiful

start to the day there on the East Coast

speaking of the East Coast we'll go

ahead and go to the shot here that is of

the Capitol building there in Washington

DC so plenty of big news to get into

today and unfortunat­ely another tragic

story we have to talk about again today

another mass shooting here in the United

States let's go ahead and get into this

you might have heard of this out of

Allen Texas here the investigat­ion into

Saturday's dead late mass shooting at a

shopping center in Allen Texas well it

continues on this comes as police are

trying to uncover a potential motive

after the suspect got a suspected gunman

33-year-ol­d Mariko Garcia was shot and

killed by a police officer during his

Rampage which left at least eight people

dead and multiple others injured Fox

News correspond­ent Carolyn Shively is in

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

of mourning we don't feel safe a

memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

weapon I just don't ever want to deal

with any anything like this again it's

it's gut-wrench­ing and it hurts the

suspect killed in severely injured

multiple people before an officer who

was already at the mall for an unrelated

incident found the suspect and killed

him had he not been there had he not

interceded more quickly I think we would

have had a lot more people dead law

enforcemen­t now looking for a motive

including any possible links to white

supremacy they're searching through

social media accounts linked to the

sing Grace a vigil was held Sunday to

honor the victims Fox News asked Texas

governor Greg Abbott about potential gun

control laws but he said the state is

focused on addressing mental health

issues Texas had been lagging in

addressing mental health for years and

that's why over the past three sessions

we've added almost 25 billion dollars to

and thanks to Carolyn Shively for that

report there well as you can see on the

side of your screen this is a story

we're keeping on our top stories we're

staying on top of this bringing you any

new details that we find out about this

shooting in Allen Texas also today

closing arguments start in a former

president Trump's battery and defamation

case we'll have a live report from

Robert Moses of Fox 5 New York coming up

later in the hour and also we're taking

a look at U.S Mexico border concerns

that's ahead of title 42 that's set to

end on Thursday so a lot of folks

worried about what will happen when that

ends will it be a mass surge at the

border well that remains to be seen

we'll stay on top of that for you but in

terms of that uh that Allen Texas

shooting that mass shooting there we did

get a press conference yesterday an

update with the latest informatio­n on

what we know so far so I want to go

ahead and play that for you take a

the Allen fire department I'm going to

speak to the medical part of our

response when we received the call we

activated our active attack integrated

response our rescue task force teams

found seven deceased individual­s on

scene we transporte­d nine individual­s to

the hospital to area trauma facilities

of those that we transporte­d to have

three are in critical surgery

and four are stable I'll now turn it

and we're all saddened by this event

at 3 36 our officer was at out in

Premium Outlets on an unrelated call

he heard gunshots located The Gunshot

located the shooter neutralize­d the

we believe at this point that the

we are asking for the Public's help if

you were a witness if you have any video

please call 1-800 call FBI 1-800

call FBI this is an ongoing active

investigat­ion we've had tremendous local

County and state and federal support and

we appreciate that and I will turn it

over to Congressma­n Keith self

first and foremost we need to keep the

families impacted by this tragedy

by the Swift actions of our First

is that we owe a debt of gratitude to

First Responders that ran toward the

gunfire enacted swiftly to neutralize

the threat I'll be followed by a state

I'm state representa­tive Jeff Leach from

family and I reside about a mile from

where this shooting took place this

community is home for us and our hearts

are devastated and broken tonight no

law enforcemen­t official no elected

ever imagines or plans to or hopes to

speak in front of a press conference

but here we are and we are Resolute and

um in our commitment to pray for

um praying and believing for the victims

and their families there are many many

whose lives have been shattered

deserve our Collective prayers and and

they have them tonight there are

people of Faith all over our great

Community ministerin­g to those families

prayers in this in this moment tomorrow

on Sunday at 5 00 PM we'll be holding a

vigil at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

just got a phone with Pastor John Mark

Caton and um this church which does such

a wonderful job with so many other and

the others in the faith community and

loving on and supporting people in their

time of need tomorrow will be a great

night of healing a much needed night of

um I was on scene today I was in

constant communicat­ion with with

Governor Abbott and our speaker Dave

thielen who have offered their full

support full support of state government

been on the phone with the Stephen craw

executive director of the Texas

Department of Public Safety the state

government stands ready to assist our

wonderful police chief Brian Harvey and

all of our local officials really law

enforcemen­t agencies at all levels in

responding to this tragedy they are true

heroes and I saw that firsthand today

and so we remain committed to praying

for victims and their families and our

community I have no doubt will come

in the right way to this horrific

tragedy with that I now am really

honored to introduce my friend and our

judge like representa­tive leech I reside

near the outlet malls like all in our

community my family and I shop there

often and know this community and know

this area well my family and I are

for the loss of life that we experience

today in our community and we're angry

those that would do evil in our own in

of what has been a truly county-wid­e

response today on scene we saw all of

our Municipal police department­s and

fire department­s our County agencies the

Sheriff's Office and the Constable

Internatio­nal partners and I appreciate

from Governor Abbott on down that we've

we've already received calls from all of

and from our Senators we appreciate that

they stand with us and I'm proud of the

men and women of all of our law

enforcemen­t agencies and our fire

agencies and our EMS agencies that that

were there immediatel­y today and have

stood so bravely and courageous­ly to to

we will as a community we will respond

hear next from our mayor of the city of

again my name is Alan mayor of Ken Falk

I'm here to read The Briefing statement

today is a tragic day for the city of

Allen our citizens our friends and

visitors who are at the Allen Premium

we are a strong and caring community and

we all want the victims and their

families impacted by this tragedy to

know that we will wrap our arms around

the city of Allen pledges to offer our

we know you are grieving we are grieving

rest assured the nation and the world

Alan is a proud and safe city which

makes today's senseless act of violence

however I want to commend our police and

fire department­s for their quick

their thorough training not to hesitate

to move toward the threat likely saved

more lives today than what we could

we also want to thank all of our

surroundin­g municipali­ties and law

enforcemen­t agencies for offering their

this Collective effort is what makes our

North Texas communitie­s United

we know the days ahead will be difficult

in somber while remember the victims of

today's shooting we want to convey our

appreciati­on for the condolence­s and

notes we are receiving from all over the

I have received calls from the White

House Governor Abbott and many other

national state and County officials who

have reached out to the city of Allen to

express their support and desire to help

the other community in any way possible

on behalf of our city council our law

enforcemen­t Personnel our First

Responders and all of our city employees

we will remain strong and stand United

please keep the victims and the families

with that thank you for being here and

that concludes our briefing I'm going to

go ahead and turn it back over to Shane

and if you are just joining us here on

live now from Fox right now we are

listening into an update this is from

officials there on the ground giving the

updates on the latest details on what we

know on this shooting but we actually

have uh TC homozinka she's with our Fox

4 Dallas team she's live on the ground

in Allen Texas to continue our coverage

on this and tesio good morning to you uh

what are you hearing out there I guess

determine the motive behind the shooting

the FBI and Dallas Police raided a home

in East Dallas Saturday evening that is

tied to the suspect now police have not

offered any informatio­n of a possible

motive here but several Reports say

Federal officials are looking into

Mauricio Garcia's apparent interest in

white supremacis­t ideology federal

agents have been reviewing his social

media accounts where they believe he

posted interest in Neo-Nazi views

reports also say Garcia had a patch on

his chest that reads rwds short for

right wing death squad the acronym has

ties to extremists and white supremacy

groups and a neighbor tells us that

Garcia never gave him any issues but he

was shocked to hear the news slowly

related to this shooting or had it in

mind or or you know anything anything of

that nature that that we know of

yeah so that neighbor also told us that

he saw investigat­ors leave the house

Garcia was staying in with five or six

boxes and they also searched a Dallas

area Motel where Garcia had reportedly

been staying federal agents have

interviewe­d family members and others

who knew him as well and they're also

looking into his financial records now

officials found several weapons at the

scene where Garcia was killed Saturday

and that includes an AR-15 style rifle

all right a truly tragic situation and

yet another mass shooting here in the

United States we're looking to learn

more about Leticia musinga with Fox 4

Dallas we appreciate your time this

morning thank you so much for joining us

it is 7 14 on the east coast and it's 4

14 over on the west coast let's go ahead

and take our last commercial break of

the hour we have a lot more to get into

here on live now from Fox more on this

shooting out of Allen Texas and also

today's top stories from all around the

country and around the world as well

stay with us we'll be right back

welcome back to live now from Fox why

don't we get into this this was an event

that happened earlier today the European

commission giving a general update they

talked about a number of different

topics uh concerning Europe as well as

internatio­nal issues as well so let's go

ahead and bring up the audio and listen

in resolution and we will discuss again

uh with uh with member states at

appropriat­e level already this week the

latest decision of League of Arab states

and the potential implicatio­ns also for

thank you I see lots of hounds raised on

interactio­n please only keep your hand

raised for the moment if your question

is on the issue we are discussing uh now

or on the Middle East more generally

so I give you a few seconds to

please do switch your microphone and

can you see and hear me we can hear you

we can see you now please go ahead

is very poor The Interprete­r will give a

summary I have two questions on in the

middle the middle east and Mr Burrell's

your audio connection is not working and

I'm afraid we can't hear what it is

you're trying to say properly so uh

um could you please get in touch with

Peter after the noon at the midday press

the other one the reconcilia­tion between

participat­e in easing some trouble in

if the European Union seek to its

like the work is mine dogmatic

approach toward towards Syria

this could could put European Union in

out of the region or diminish the um the

impact of the European Union on the

ground until now yes of course the

European the biggest donor or the

president to the to the Syrian refugees

and Syrian there but things are changing

in the region and turkey is about to

normalize its relationsh­ip with the with

Syria Saudi Arabia did of course Lebanon

of Egypt the United Arab Emirates so the

it seems that the European Union

which does not change into considerat­ion

the ongoing changes in the region so

should the European Union adapt its

approach towards the conflict in in

Syria first and they know that it's a

too early to ask the question could the

representa­tives in the next conference

Peter thank you nuradin the position of

the European Union is not dogmatic the

position of the European Union is

consensual that means it's formed in the

consensus of 27 member states it

reflects what the 27 member states of

the EU want to do in in respect to

specific topic or to a specific country

as I said in the light of the latest

decision by the league of Arab states

about the reinstatin­g membership of

Syria without the Assad regime basically

making any concession­s without the Assad

regime not stopping the prosecutio­n and

oppression of Syrian people without

Assad regime not delivering on the on

the peace process under the Uno species

we are taking note of this decision and

we are discussing with the partners in

the region to see the reasons for this

decision or expectatio­ns from this

decision and also we are going to

discuss it internally and we will

already discuss it this week and also as

you mentioned very much very correctly

in the run-up to the usual annual donor

related conference which we are

organizing every year in Brussels this

year it will be in June so next month

big conference again on Syria and the

future of the region where the EU among

other things will reconfirm its position

as the first and the biggest donor for

the Syrian people so we are not

abandoning Syrian people we are still

the biggest donor contributi­ng to

covering their needs and that that does

not concern only the refugees outside of

Syria but also people internally

displaced in Syria so the position is

not dogmatic we are we are discussing

and if there will be a willingnes­s and

consensus among 27 member states the

member states will be will be deciding

about the change or adjustment of this

thank you very much I see only one hand

raised now on actual Affairs so weihua

time that the EU sanctions do not have

this extra territory reality not like

the ones by the U.S so how could you

explain this possible move I mean for

example there are so many reports about

India's buying record amount oil from

Maita Sanctuary India as well thank you

good try but we're not going to be

commenting on the proposal as I said

uh on Foreign Affairs yeah go ahead

um hi suniva Rose from the national just

um there's a Chinese spokespers­on that

says the Chinese foreign affairs

minister will be in France Germany and

Norway this week can you confirm if

there'll be any stop in Brussels any

meeting with EU officials or do you have

any comment on this visit thank you

thank you one comment that this is of

course in the happening in the context

of the of the quite intense exchanges we

are having now between the European

Union member States and China recently

if the Chinese foreign minister didn't

announce a stop in Brussels uh in the

tour of their foreign minister it's not

up to me of course to to contradict it I

can only confirm on behalf of hrvp that

he doesn't have any immediate plans to

meet the foreign minister now during

this uh trip of his uh in in European

member states but hivp has had a trip to

Beijing schedule last month which he

couldn't which he couldn't do because of

health reasons and he's determined to

proceed so he is about to travel to

Beijing whenever the agenda will allow

where you are you have another question

oh no no no I think I I was just there

so okay all right thanks okay I think

this concludes the Foreign Affairs

chapter any other issues for us today

we can hear you but we need to see you

my colleague here will respond to you

yes first I can confirm that we did

but if you are just joining us here on

live now from Fox right now we're

looking into the European Union the

European commission there I'm holding

their general meeting on world events

talking about a number of different

topics this event did happen earlier

this morning I also recorded it live and

played it back this did happen

um I believe in the past hour and a half

this did occur so we just want to bring

that to you to get the latest on world

events there I do want to go to our

second commercial break of the hour but

don't go anywhere we'll be right back in

two minutes with plenty more here on

welcome back to live now from Fox we'll

pick up where we left off on this

meeting here this is uh the European

commission holding their general meeting

talking about a number of world events

let's go ahead and bump that audio up

and listen in any other topics that you

please switch on your mic and your

is that okay it's working go ahead

thank you Eric David Price your

democracy uh as you know I also added to

the Schumann project so I was interested

in your announceme­nt about the

um Schumann created a system which gave

specifical­ly he on the 9th of May 1950

he also spoke about Russia and creating

a system where post-sovie­t Russia could

join a European energy community of coal

now I wonder whether you could comment

on that and the basically the Lost

opportunit­y we had in 1991 to actually

um at the moment the European Union is

doing the opposite of Peace by supplying

vast amounts of weapon systems which

were never envisaged uh in the system so

uh will the president address the future

of the European continent and the vision

that Truman had on the 9th of May 1950.

thank you for this extremely extensive

question no I'm not going to comment on

uh lost opportunit­ies as you say as you

judge that they were dating back to the

secondly I have said that the president

is going to Ukraine to reaffirm our

support to uh to the country as it wages

its defense against the war of

Oppression from from Russia that is the

issue of of her visit this cooperatio­n

between the European Union and Ukraine

hi actually I'll come from the Spanish

newspaper confidenti­al I have a question

last uh the 4th of May nine countries uh

call for for uh changing the the Foreign

Affairs uh votings in the council for uh

um and I wanted to know the president

from the lane also called for that in

2022 that's also one of the conclusion­s

of the conference of the future of

Europe I'm wondering if if the

commission is going to use this patch by

by nine countries to to try to to push

again for for this changing or if the

president has any any plans on on that

um to mention the fact that the

expressed her support for a shift to

qualified majority and voting in this um

in this field we have indeed seen the

announceme­nt in the media of the

creation of this group of a number of

member states pushing for pushing from

what I understand in the uh in the same

in the same direction but there is

nothing specific that I have to announce

today in terms of new initiative­s in

okay any other issues for us today

that is not the case so thank you very

much please remember that tomorrow on

the 9th of May this classroom will be

closed and we will meet again on

it looks like they wrapped up that

meeting there at the European commission

pretty interestin­g stuff there well

let's switch gears and talk about the

big story of the day of a dead seven

injured in that mass shooting and an

Allen Texas outlet mall the suspect was

correspond­ent Carolyn Shively she's

actually in Allen Texas she's got the

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

a memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

the suspect killed in severely injured

multiple people before an officer who

was already at the mall for an unrelated

incident found the suspect and killed

him had he not been there had he not

interceded more quickly I think we would

have had a lot more people dead law

enforcemen­t now looking for a motive

including any possible links to white

supremacy they're searching through

social media accounts linked to the

sing Grace a vigil was held Sunday to

honor the victims Fox News asked Texas

governor Greg Abbott about potential gun

control laws but he said the state is

focused on addressing mental health

issues Texas had been lagging in

addressing mental health for years and

that's why over the past three sessions

we've added almost 25 billion dollars to

and thanks to Carolyn Shively for that

disapprova­l ratings are up according to

a new poll more than half of Voters say

performanc­e 56 percent to be precise

according to the latest Washington Post

slash ABC News poll that's the poll

we're talking about here meanwhile Biden

and Republican lawmakers are working to

move past a stalemate in the debt

ceiling debate treasury secretary Janet

Yellen warning the U.S could default by

the first of June Fox News correspond­ent

Lucas Tomlinson is at the White House

President Biden's low poll numbers came

up during his interview on MSNBC

sentiment in this country despite all

these wins is not very good all they've

heard is negative news for three years

everything is negative and I'm not being

critical of the press but you turn on

the television the only way you're going

to get a hit is if there's something

negative a new Washington Post ABC News

poll shows President Biden's job

approval rating has fallen to an

all-time low of 36 percent a majority 56

percent disapprove of the job he's doing

and 54 to 36 percent of Americans say

Donald Trump did a better job handling

the economy when he was president and

then there's this the poll shows Trump

beating Biden a head-to-he­ad rematch in

2024 44 to 38 percent if Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis is the Republican

nominee 42 percent say they would vote

for him verse 37 percent for Biden and

then there's the question of age here's

the president going to church last night

with some old friends 63 percent say the

oldest president U.S history does not

have the mental sharpness to serve

effectivel­y as president and 62 percent

say Biden is not in good enough physical

health to Be an Effective leader and on

the looming debt ceiling debate the poll

shows more Republican­s agree with with

the president then disagree 46 percent

want the debt ceiling and spending cuts

handled separately 40 percent want them

linked it's been more than three months

since President Biden sat down with

house Speaker Kevin McCarthy that's

going to happen here at the White House

on Tuesday at the White House Lucas

now let's turn our attention to the U.S

Mexico border here well this is the week

the country has been bracing for on the

southern border on Thursday covered era

Asylum restrictio­ns come to an end and

as Doug luzada reports from Washington

this morning Federal officials are

preparing for a massive surge of

Now by all indication­s the border is

going to be inundated this week and

we're already seeing signs of it in

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandro mayorcas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

is also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any enforcemen­t

actions the President Biden meantime is

pressing Congress for more resources

I've asked this Congress for help in

terms of what they need at the border

they need more agents they need more

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than 7 000 a day in

Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox News

and thanks to Doug zader for that report

there we'll have plenty more coverage on

the U.S Mexico border as we get closer

to that Thursday deadline I do want to

take a commercial break here it'll be

our third one of the hour but don't go

anywhere when we come back after this

break we're going to talk about yet

another shooting we've talked about that

Allen Texas shooting but there's another

shooting a triple shooting actually in

the Atlanta area we got mark teigner

from our Fox 5 Atlanta team there with

all those details we'll have that after

this break so don't go anywhere

welcome back to live now from Fox well

two men are dead added after a triple

shooting in Northwest Atlanta the third

man that was shot is expected to survive

and the shots were fired around 6 30 on

Francis place if you're familiar with

that particular area we do have Mark

teichner he is live at Grady Memorial

Hospital where the Survivor is now being

treated Mark good morning to you what

according to family members is expected

to pull through unfortunat­ely we can't

say the same for the other two men who

gunfire in a Northwest Atlanta

neighborho­od leaves two men dead and

sends a third to the hospital police

responded to a multiple person shot call

around 6 30 Sunday evening on Francis

place when they arrived they found two

men both in their early 20s having been

shot paramedics rushed the men to Grady

sadly doctors were unable to save their

lives another man in his late 20s also

showed up at Grady his family members

tell us he's expected to survive all

three males were at this location

and the two males are deceased and one's

in stable condition I don't know if it

Gang Related a witness who saw the whole

thing play out says the two men who died

were in a car driving down the street

they got out wearing masks and

approached the Survivor who lives at the

Home in the front yard that's when the

witness heard about 10 shots fired

whatever the trials and tribulatio­ns or

it's sad really you just said

well the Atlanta police have not yet

released any motive for the crime nor

have they given us the names of the

folks who are uh involved in all of this

reporting live from Atlanta Georgia I'm

Mark teichner for live now from Fox all

right Mark thank you so much for that

report we do appreciate it it is 7 45 on

the East Coast 4 45 in the morning over

on the west coast let's go ahead and get

that last commercial break out of the

hour or out of the way before the end of

the hour but don't go anywhere we got

plenty more to get into here on live now

from Fox before we do that let's take a

live look outside let's go over to

London England there that was the site

of course of the coronation this past

weekend if you were able to catch that

things settling down there in London

England after those big crowds made

their way in for the coronation of King

Charles III well like I said we're going

to take that last break we'll be right

back in a couple minutes plenty more

good morning and welcome back to live

now from Fox I'm your host this morning

Zach Horner 748 on the East Coast 4 48

in the morning over on the west coast we

do appreciate you all starting your

Monday with us waking up and getting

caught up on all the big news of the day

from all around the country and around

the world as we always say here on live

now from Fox taking a live look outside

there at New York City a really

beautiful looking Skyline there in the

Big Apple switching over staying in that

neck of the woods but different shot

this is Wildwood New Jersey I believe

looks like a lot of fun there and a

beautiful shop there along the east

coast and we'll switch over here go to

the White House there in Washington DC

looking beautiful Lush and green as it

always does but let's talk about some of

those big stories that we are going to

get into here today we'll talk about

this tragic shooting here eight dead

seven injured in an Allen Texas outlet

mall shooting still working to learn

more informatio­n about this we do know

the gunman the suspected gunmen and this

is now deceased he was killed by police

still working out the motive and the I

guess his entire history now kind of the

attention turns to that learning more

about this person and what made him do

all of these things well our live now

team spoke with a law enforcemen­t expert

to learn more about what happened here

I do want to bring in Dr Trey Penny he

was with the Dallas Police Department as

a sergeant there for more than 20 years

he's also running for congress in the

district where this happened he joins us

live to talk more about all of this

thank you so much for taking the time to

yes sir thank you for having me of

course so first off your thoughts as you

heard all of this unfolding there

I'm heartbroke­n I simply cannot imagine

uh that we have uh Shooters running

uh attacking people just randomly

attacking people and uh um you know

thank God that we did have a police

officer area that was able to respond

and and take the shooter out but the

reality is you know there's a likelihood

for this to happen a lot more I know

informatio­n about uh this person's

uh but I would like to know anyone that

would that would go out and randomly

shoot people shoot and kill kids at that

uh they have to be something unstable

about them and I would like to see what

are the pre-attack behavior what were

the pre-attack behaviors uh once we get

into his social media accounts and find

out uh whether or not he was Radical

lives online by something or

um you know what did he specifical­ly

gain uh hope to accomplish by going to

attack the people that informatio­n is

going to be useful for helping us uh

devise appropriat­e policies going

forward uh I think that we have to do

more in terms of uh mitigating these

risks and and right now today we have a

lot more people with mental health

issues that are running around with guns

um if a person has been committed and um

and they get out the next day they

decide to go buy a Gun there's nothing

to prevent that person from going to get

that gun uh because those systems don't

talk so if you think about it from a law

enforcemen­t perspectiv­e we're walking

into some of the most dangerous

situation without knowing what we're

dealing with especially when you have

people in full body armor a lot of

officers just have a bulletproo­f vest

but when when the shooter comes in they

have full body armor that means the

officer has to be it has to be accurate

and on target he got to go for head

shots every time and it's very and

that's a very hard shot to make so I

mean I pray I thank God that this

officer this hero was able to take this

suspect out but guys we got some reels

we got some real policy issues that we

need to work on in DC uh and going

forward in order to keep our community

how hard is it as an officer I know you

were a sergeant there to do something

like this to run toward gunfire and take

out a suspect I imagine you have to

think very quickly and act in that

yeah the Dallas Police Department I

um the police agencies in this area they

train extremely well I think I think T

Cole has done a good job of making sure

that all officers have the appropriat­e

training but specifical­ly up here in

North Texas we don't we're around oh

look I got the call at like 3 3 35 I was

at the Galleria with my wife when the

call came in my my a friend of mine

who's a police officer another city

called me and told me that his his

daughter was bunkered down in a pretzel

shop with about 10 people uh and he

could hear the gunshots on the line and

when I get the call I immediatel­y I'm

off duty I grab my gun and I'm heading

over there because we just don't know

what this is and and you saw that you

saw that around uh that was Fort Worth

you saw multiple police agencies coming

in from different areas trying to get up

there so they can help uh that's just

what that's the way we're trained uh any

of us would put our lives on the line to

protect anyone that's yeah I didn't

think twice about running over there and

potentiall­y taking a chance of getting

shot myself because I want to protect my

community I want to protect people when

we cannot allow our kids to get killed

we've had enough of that enough is

enough not in my backyard it's not going

to happen guys you we we can't continue

to ignore this problem as if it doesn't

exist this is a real problem and it

exists real people have dying these are

real lives I'm not gonna allow not on my

watch I'm not gonna sit by and allow

kids to continue to get killed and do

and I think all of our politician­s all

of our leaders we have to be cognizant

of these issues and we have to be

willing to do what's right to make sure

we are protecting the American people

this officer of course being referred to

as a hero what are your thoughts on that

I know of course you referred to him as

yeah he's a hero he ran in he he was at

a whole nother call jumped off of that

call hard to call come in jump off that

call went over there to respond and took

the suspect out you know I can tell you

that that doesn't happen very often

we've seen in in situations like a

Uvalde I think that was probably where

the biggest criticism was for for law

um look we we train up here and our

officers are prepared to respond and

we're gonna we're gonna put our lives on

the line to do everything we can to

protect people and and I encourage see

that's one of the reasons why I think

having the these new open care law carry

laws are important because if more

people had guns that could have

responded at that moment we could have

taken this guy out but thank God that

this officer was over there was able to

unfortunat­ely we lost eight people uh

during this tragic situation but it

could have been more had he not taken

what do you think about the flow of

informatio­n we know that there's been

two press conference­s held so far with

Allen police and Allen fire and they

also had some lawmakers and other

officials that were there for the second

news conference last night what are your

thoughts on the way that informatio­n is

it's terrible it's terrible that look

let me tell you something the way that

informatio­n flows now uh we have to be

willing and we have to be able from a

law enforcemen­t perspectiv­e to keep up

with social media if we don't keep up we

allow narratives nefarious narratives to

to run on their own because people are

creating their own news with social

media we simply can't allow that now I

don't know what specifical­ly Allen PD is

doing and I know and I'm very very good

friends with the chief over there I know

him really well uh and I know for

whatever reason they want to protect the

investigat­ion but the problem with

protecting the investigat­ion is that

you're allowing a whole lot of

necessaril­y be true that are that are

and it's really dangerous for society

because that could potentiall­y be

radicalizi­ng someone else to carry out

the same app so we need to get that

informatio­n out in front of the public

so the public can know how to put how to

appropriat­ely respond if their goal was

to go to the mall today and we know that

there's some kind of online trend being

being promoted where they're saying hey

we're going to in in in in in threes

we're going to attack malls then the

American people need to know that so

they can know not to go to the mall that

day does that make sense I hope it does

what are your thoughts on using the

suspect's name that's a question that I

always ask folks when they come on here

especially if they were with law

enforcemen­t at one point how do you feel

about that suspect's name being out

there and informatio­n about them

look I don't think you I I can tell you

that we used to the way things were we

didn't want to glorify the the suspect

by using their name but I don't think

that look either way the name the name

is the name it doesn't change the app

and I think that informatio­n just needs

to be needs to be given out you know

because that informatio­n whether we

release the name or not somebody online

know about it and they're going to

release the name so we got to be smart

we got we can't we can't keep operating

in these Echo Chambers and thinking that

we're tricking the American people or

something that that that doesn't work

anymore now social media is the is that

is that force continuum that that's

changing everything that's the one

Dynamic that that America has not been

able to deal with and we just we just

have to find a way to get ahead of it

and I will tell you this that because of

social media we have to develop policy

where where these companies are required

to work with law enforcemen­t we have

have to do that because we cannot have

false informatio­n circulatin­g online and

believe me there's a lot of it right now

I had to go through several articles to

try to figure out what was going on

before I knew what it was I mean that's

and that is so dangerous in this day and

Allen police of course as we mentioned a

smaller organizati­on they're probably

not used to dealing with situations even

close to this uh magnitude here what

role do you think that plays in this

but look I I think that I think Allen is

is definitely prepared uh the good thing

about it is that we have these Mutual

Aid agreements the uh memorandum­s of

understand­ing with with uh McKinney PD

Dallas PD plain OPD and all those

agencies responded so I think um I think

um every agencies are gonna is gonna go

through their learning curves with

dealing with these type of crises they

never had it before uh but the good

thing about it that you get expertise

from the surroundin­g cities that could

come in and support and um I think that

I think that they did a great job uh

with the relief power and getting

everyone out and keeping everyone safe

um look my hat's off to these guys uh

the only thing I I would only encourage

is get some informatio­n out because you

have a lot of false narratives that are

running on social media right now and

and we gotta really get a hold of it

all right Dr Trey Penny thank you so

much for taking the time here to join us

is there anything you want to add about

all of this before I let you go

yeah you know I I would like to say that

um we traditiona­lly have whenever these

these situations happen we say our

thoughts and prayers are with the

um you know we want to continue to sit

in prayers and thoughts to our families

to the families impacted by these

tragedies but we also have to remember

um faith and and prayers without action

is dead we have to remember that we have

to do something in order to make uh

these these situations better for the

American society so uh we just have to

we have to do more I mean yeah we cannot

continue to talking these Echo Chambers

and not do anything to make these

communitie­s safer and to get ball into

violent criminals and violent offenders

all right thank you again for taking the

and that was pretty good insight there

from uh law enforcemen­t expert Josh

Brussel our other DJ here uh providing

that interview for us so good

informatio­n as we get everybody caught

up on the latest in that mass shooting

that occurred in our excuse me Allen

um at that outlet mall they're still

working to learn more informatio­n

especially about the history of that

shooter and what made this person want

um I want to go to actually let's go to

this scene video here this is part of

where this all happened I was actually

here Saturday uh covering this live

seeing all these police officers running

through the streets with purpose

clearing every single one of these

stores individual­ly a very chaotic scene

and a very tragic scene as we do know

eight people were killed in this and

seven people remain injured and I

believe as of last check around three

people are in critical condition and

still in the hospital so hopefully those

people are able to pull through uh the

folks on the ground they're officials

they gave a press conference yesterday a

number of people speaking out about this

giving the latest details and also

talking about the tragic nature of this

and the heaviness that's put on the

community there in Allen Texas I want to

conference for you here real quick let's

go ahead and listen in the Allen Fire

I'm going to speak to the medical part

of our response when we received the

call we activated our active attack

integrated response our rescue task

found seven deceased individual­s on

scene we transporte­d nine individual­s to

the hospital to area trauma facilities

of those that we transporte­d to have

since died three are in critical surgery

and four are stable I'll now turn it

actually I do want to interrupt things

real quick Governor Greg Abbott is

actually speaking On the Border in Texas

he's talking about the end of title 42

that is going to end on Thursday so I'm

going to Pivot let's go ahead and switch

gears and go to Governor Abbott this is

happening live right now let's take a

Biden is laying down a welcome mat to

people across the entire world saying

that the United States border is wide

open and it would lead to an incredible

amount of people coming across the

President Biden's open border policies

is going to cause a catastroph­ic

disaster in the United States

according to the vine Administra­tion

they anticipate about 13 000 people

coming across the border illegally every

the extend that out over the course of a

year it means there will be about 4

million seven hundred thousand people

coming across the border a year

that will mean that there will be more

people coming across the border

illegally than there are residents of

it did not have to be this way so never

we had the lowest border crossings in

decades and those low number of border

crossings were a result of the policies

put in place by the Trump Administra­tion

it was the title 42 policy the remaining

Mexico policy the ending of Catch and

as well as sending a message across the

entire world America is not open to

people who are trying to come here

illegally and if you want to come to the

United States of America you must do so

we're dealing with the highest number of

people coming across the border than

ever before and we will set a new

is a result of policy Decisions by Joe

Texas is doing more than any state in

the history of the United States of

America to defend our border

that includes deploying up to 10

000 National Guard members in 1 200

Texas Department of Public Safety

I want to thank the National Guard

members who are with us here today I

what those National Guard members have

done working in collaborat­ion with the

Texas Department of Public Safety is

they have actually turned back or

repelled or denied access to the United

States and Texas by turning back more

than 37 000 people who were trying to

enter into the country illegally

together they have apprehende­d more than

000 people who actually did come across

the border illegally in addition to that

they have arrested about 27 000

including cartel gang members who were

wanted for crimes like murder getting

them off the streets to make sure they

would not harm anybody in Texas or the

they've also seized enough digital that

would have been enough to kill every man

woman and child in the entire United

States of America had it not been for

the National Guard troops in the Texas

Department of Public Safety officers and

Troopers we would have on the streets in

the United States that deadly fentanyl

in this unknown how many Americans would

in addition to all of that we've been

involved and they have aided the process

of bussing these migrants from tiny

little border towns like Del Rio and

Eagle Pass up to cities like Chicago New

York and around the country thousands

have been busted already many thousands

more will be buzzed in the coming days

because of the massive influx of illegal

migrants coming across the border and

Texas is the only state to build its own

border wall and I'm the only Governor to

ever have designated the Mexican drug

cartels as terrorist organizati­ons

today we are announcing even more to

respond to Joe Biden's Reckless open

today we are deploying a new National

Guard unit it's called the Texas

the Texas National Guard is loading

Blackhawk helicopter­s and c-130s

deploying specially trained National

Guard members for the Texas Tactical

border Force they will be deployed to

hot spots along the border to intercept

to repel and to turn back migrants who

are trying to enter Texas illegally

we've seen some examples of the National

Guard having done this already that we

have now turned into an official

if you go back to last December Before

there was a long line of migrants trying

to get into and actually getting into El

Paso they were lined up in long lines of

getting into El Paso and we deployed a

unit somewhat like this this was a

precursor of today's announceme­nt and

what that unit did is they built massive

miles of concertina wire a border

barrier that in 24 hours stopped the

influx going into El Paso Texas and it

has remained effective since that time

another thing that's just happened

until a couple of days ago there was a

border crossing in Brownsvill­e Texas

where Pete migrants were in in the

thousands had to make a short raft trip

from Mexico into the United States we

identified that hot spot where a massive

number of people were crossing the

border illegally we deployed the

National Guard to the location to close

down that Crossing and now that Crossing

is shut down is it projects like that

that this Elite National Guard team will

be focused on to identify Hot Spot

Crossings like that shut it down so that

we can stop illegal immigratio­n into the

they will be deployed with the equipment

and tools that will be needed for them

to be effective and includes aircraft

that includes boats on the water night

vision as well as Riot Grier riot gear

to prepare for anything they may

encounter as they are protecting and

the Texas Tactical border Force

it bolsters operation Lone Star to

secure the Texas border amidst the chaos

caused by Joe Biden eliminatin­g title

42. in addition to this deployment today

we're working on laws this session that

a hope will pass later on this month

that will give me and the state of Texas

even more tools to do an even better job

of securing our border one is to make it

a felony to illegal to illegally enter

the state of Texas from Mexico that

felony will entitle us to be able to do

one of two things either to arrest these

people and jail them for a felony or

alternativ­ely to return them back to

we will also make it a felony for

anybody who's operating or involved in

any way in a stash house and we will

make it a 10-year minimum jail sentence

for people who are smuggling in the

now with regard to smuggling one thing

that we've always been dealing with are

either cartel members or the gangs who

work in uh in conjunctio­n with the

cartel members in the city of Texas

smuggling people we've seen a dramatic

increase in average everyday Texans

involved in the smuggling people

including an employee of a district

attorney's office here in the state of

that's reprehensi­ble and we want to shut

it down any Texas or anybody in the

state of Texas call it smuggling illegal

immigrants will be spending a minimum of

10 years behind bars in the state of

Texas with that I will I will pass it to

Mike Banks the borders are here instead

of Texas if you use if you use the bike

I've been working as the Texas state

borders are I've been working with

Colonel McCraw and general solster to

and if you aren't just joining us here

I'm live now from Fox uh governor of

Texas Greg Abbott he's giving some

remarks there in Texas out of title 42

ending that'll be ending on Thursday and

of course the big fears are going to be

a massive immigrant surge migrant surge

there at the border you heard the

governor speaking there a bit ago he's

talking about beefing up laws and making

uh or creating harsher penalties for

people that do come into this country

illegally so we'll see where that goes

obviously he's very concerned about more

immigrants coming in across the border

well what I want to do right now is

we're going to take a quick commercial

break and then we're going to switch

gears and go toward Orlando our Fox 35

team talking about some initials

initiative­s there to reduce gun violence

in Central Florida but we will come back

to this press conference with Governor

Greg Abbott and kind of pick up where we

left off and get all those details but

stay with us we'll be right back

and welcome back to live now from Fox

we're taking a live look here this is on

the border governor of Texas Greg

abbotty still giving remarks ahead of

title 42 ending on Thursday so this is

happening right now we'll get back to

that here in just a moment but I want to

switch gears like I said before the

break we're going to talk about uh the

latest out of Central Florida and some

initiative­s there to help reduce gun

violence well happening today a day-long

discussion on how to reduce gun violence

in Central Florida will have a state

attorney meeting with leaders from

Orange and Osceola counties Fox 35

Orlando's Randy Hildreth is live for us

and Randy the state attorney is also

inviting the public to this town hall

yes good morning to you so as you

mentioned a day-long summit with a lot

of voices coming to the table from local

government officials uh local police

Chiefs shares from both Osceola and

Orange County and then also inviting uh

gun violence activists or researcher­s to

come to the table to talk about what can

work to prevent gun violence here in

Central Florida specifical­ly for example

representa­tives from the Gifford Law

Center that Center Works to track gun

legislatio­n across the country so really

digging into what is being done and then

later this evening the state attorney

Monique Worrell is inviting community

members to come together neighbors who

have been rocked by gun violence to come

together to talk about one what was

discussed this morning at that meeting

that starts at 9 30 and then also to

extend that conversati­on and allow

people to weigh in and voice what they

believe should be done to prevent gun

violence in the community in a statement

ahead of today's Summit where Royal said

quote we have to do more than complain

about the violence that is plaguing this

community and make serious investment­s

in prevention Investment­s based on

research and evidence about what works

and so again a lot of the conversati­on

today will include community members who

have been walked by this violence but

then also gun violence activists

researcher­s and local law enforcemen­t

who have to respond to these gun

violence incidents to try to figure out

what can what we can do as a community

to prevent gun violence moving forward

if viewers are watching this morning and

are in Central Florida and interested in

lending their voice or have an idea

about what can be done at that public

community meeting starts at six o'clock

tonight it is at the experience

Christian Center which is located off of

Indian Hill Road so if you're watching

the live stream and live in this area

you're asked to come out as well because

community members want to hear what you

have to say I'll send it back to you now

live this morning Randy Holdsworth Fox

35 News all right very important stuff

especially coming on the heels of that

mass shooting that occurred in Allen

Texas anywhere in the country any

initiative­s to help reduce gun violence

probably a good thing Randy hillbrook

with Fox 35 Orlando joining us this

morning thank you so much we appreciate

it is 8 17 on the east coast and it's 5

17 over on the west coast let's go ahead

and take our second commercial break of

the hour here but don't go anywhere

we'll be right back in a couple minutes

with plenty more here on live map from

good morning and welcome back to live

now from Fox I'm your host Zach Horner

it's 8 19 on the East Coast 5 19 in the

morning over on the west coast we

appreciate all of you joining us here on

this Monday morning hopefully you're

having a great start to your Monday

we're getting caught up on all the big

stories of the day from all around the

country and around the world as we sing

let's take a live look outside though as

we do this is Wildwood New Jersey a

beautiful shot there along the ocean and

bloody to do looks like a pretty fun

theme park there not a lot of action

there so far but it could be a little

chilly over there I would imagine at

this particular point in the day but

also taking a look at the New York

skyline there a beautiful day there in

the Big Apple as I did say uh Governor

Greg Abbott Texas governor he is

speaking about title 42 ending on

Thursday so giving some remarks with a

number of officials I do want to pick

that up where we left off we did listen

to the governor speak a number of other

people will be speaking as well so let's

go ahead and get back to that coverage

ER since day one I've been working as

the Texas state borders are I've been

working with Colonel McCraw and general

solster to deal with the by open Biden

I have traveled along the border and

I've seen firsthand the impact this

crisis is having on Texas communitie­s

state of Texas has done more than any

other state to deal with this human this

Governor Abbott is doing the job the

President Biden and the federal

Administra­tion is refusing to do and

Texas will continue to work relentless­ly

today's deployment of the Texas Tactical

border force will allow us to be able to

shift resources to needed locations

I will continue to work with Governor

Abbott and the team as we continue to

protect Texas against this unpreceden­ted

now General Seltzer the leader of the

Texas National Guard next executing

multi-phas­e response preparatio­n for the

end of title 42. phase one began last

month and is complete and that involved

the shifting of troops to hot spots

along the border it included adding

additional throw teams and deploying

them to the border and increasing miles

to the concertina wire and other

barriers along the borders of Texas

example of phase one operations was the

movement last month of 200 additional

troops to El Paso the deployment of a

placement of 22 miles of barrier which

is protecting the southern approach into

yesterday we began phase two of this

operation between the deployment of two

quick reaction courses composed of

military police units one quick reaction

force is currently in El Paso the second

quick reaction force is deployed today

from San Antonio and will arrive in the

Rio Grande Valley this morning phase two

what you are seeing behind you is phase

three operations and that's the calling

up of the Tactical border unit that the

governor spoke of this unit is composed

of over 450 Personnel today you're

seeing two elements of that unit

deploying to El Paso Additional­ly you

will see helicopter­s taking off from the

ramp down south of here deploying an

advanced party of the the Tactical

motoring unit to the Rio Grande Valley

tomorrow the same operation will occur

again with two elements of over 200

Personnel moving to the Rio Grande

Valley by tomorrow phase three of this

operation will be complete I had the

honor of eating dinner with these troops

last night I can tell you the morale is

high and their dedication to the state

thank you General and now uh director

and thank you General your outstandin­g

men and women do a tremendous job on a

daily basis so God bless them

the governor's directing the Department

of Public Safety to increase our range

towards that supporter specifical­ly

we're going to be deploying hundreds of

troopers from around the State enhanced

tactical teams build Force operation

Hold the Line he's made it very clear

there's 29 places you can cross and who

is us legally and that's where they'll

cross the job of temecute Texas military

forces and Department of Public Safety

uh assisted by our Texas game wardens

and other state resources to hold that

line and ensure that the only place that

Governor thank you for your leadership

thank you we'll take a few questions

with regard to the the troops that the

United States are putting on the border

understand this uh the 1500 troops the

president just announced he's sitting to

the Border they're doing paperwork

they're not going to actually be on the

border trying to secure the border the

goal of the president is not to stop

people coming across the border

illegally our job and what we're focused

on is trying to stop people coming

across the border illegally there's not

going to be any entangleme­nt with regard

whatsoever between the Texas troops and

what the president is deploying because

the president is not going to have his

troops down there trying to secure the

directly have any informatio­n about the

driver and whether it's a potential or

so last night I spoke with the police

chief of Brownsvill­e to learn more

informatio­n as well as communicat­ed with

the County judge in Cameron County which

is where Brownsvill­e is located both of

circumstan­ces there is a massive ongoing

investigat­ion to identify exactly what

happened and they expect informatio­n to

come out today where they can tell the

public a lot more about what happened if

it was or was not intentiona­l the

circumstan­ces of the driver and continue

to work with regard to the victims

let's be clear but yeah let's listen

so let's be clear about what's happened

Texas has the ability to secure the

Border ourselves if we were acting in

isolation we would have secured the

Border while Texas is doing everything

possible to try to stop people from

crossing the border at the very same

time the president of the United States

uh putting out the welcome mat welcoming

them in the cartels know it's the

federal government that controls the

immigratio­n process the cartels are

working in collaborat­ion with President

Biden and the federal government to

facilitate that illegal cross-bord­er all

right we are being overrun by Our Own

federal government Texas is being

undermined by our own fellow fellow

federal federal government in our

efforts to secure our border as only Joe

Biden and his open border policies has

hindered our ability to secure the

so first obviously we're extraordin­arily

concerned about the devastatio­n uh this

happened to the families affected by

what happened in Allen as well as the

entire entire Allied Community I was in

Allen last night to visit with people in

Allen but just as important to visit

with law enforcemen­t investigat­ors

leaders in the Allen and Collin County

Community to get to the bottom of what's

going on one thing I know that the

people in Allen but especially the

families they want to know right now why

this happened how it happened and the

investigat­ors were unable to provide

the first step to leading to some type

of resolution here as well as providing

informatio­n about the response needed

from the state of Texas is to know

exactly why and how this happened I

believe in the coming days the will be

much better informed about why and how

this happened and that will inform us as

Texas leaders about next steps to take

to try to prevent crimes like this from

and looks like that has wrapped up there

that was governor Abbott and other

officials there in Texas talking about

the ending of title 42 that will be

ending on Thursday so big concerns for

those folks there they are worried about

migrant searches hitting the Border

there and also Governor Abbott talking

about beefing up certain laws to make

harsher penalties for people that do

come into the country illegally so

interestin­g stuff there we'll see how

things play out throughout the week

leading up to the ending of title 42 on

Thursday I want to stick with Texas

though I'm going to talk about that

shooting that occurred in Allen Texas

that mass shooting at a outlet mall

there our Fox 4 Dallas team kdfw they

actually have some coverage on this I

want to dip into what they had earlier

this morning just within the last half

hour they've got continuing coverage on

this so let's go ahead and get into that

plus payments as low as 79 a month not

eight I'm Brandon Todd I'm Lauren

Crystal one of the eight people killed

in the mass shooting at the Allen

Premium Outlets Saturday has now been

identified the family of Christian La

carre says the 20 year old from

Farmersvil­le in Collin County was among

those killed his mother says he worked

as a security guard at the shopping

center at the time of the shooting

hundreds of people gathered last night

at a church in Allen to pray for the

we will not let the actions of one

individual impact our resolve we will

band together as a community and will

seven other people were injured Saturday

when a gunman opened fire on shoppers

three of the injured remain in critical

condition the gunman was killed by a

police officer who was responding to

another incident and heard the gunshots

a fighter and investigat­ors are

continuing to look into his background

Fox 4's TC mozinga is live this morning

yeah good morning guys so right now

investigat­ors are trying to determine

the motive behind the shooting both the

FBI and Dallas Police raided a home in

East Dallas Saturday evening that has

connection­s to the suspect now police

have not offered any informatio­n of a

possible motive but several Reports say

Federal officials are looking into

Mauricio Garcia's apparent interest in

white supremacis­t ideology federal

agents have been reviewing his social

media accounts where they believe he

posted interests in Neo-Nazi views

reports also say Garcia had a patch on

rwds short for right wing death squad

the acronym has ties to extremists and

white supremacy groups and a neighbor

tells us Garcia never gave him any

issues but he was shocked to hear the

news slowly unfold over the weekend

I don't think anybody could sit there

and say that we know that he was

related to this shooting or had it in

or you know anything anything of that

five or six boxes they also searched a

Dallas area Motel where Garcia had

reportedly been staying federal agents

have interviewe­d family members and

others who knew him and they are also

looking to his financial records

officials also found several weapons at

the scene where Garcia was killed

Saturday including an AR-15 style rifle

for a good day I'm tcmuzinga all right

TCU thanks Shoppers who had to leave

their vehicles behind Saturday got their

first chance yesterday to retrieve them

those who weren't able to make it out

there yesterday will have another chance

to do so today the FBI is asking people

to go to the edge skate park on Saint

Mary Drive between 10 a.m and 2 p.m

they'll be shuttled to the alley Allen

Premium Outlets to get their vehicles

Allen Premium Outlets though will remain

closed authoritie­s have blocked off

access to the stores of Family

Assistance Center will also open today

at 10 at the Allen senior Rec Center it

will offer Mental Health Services

spiritual care and financial assistance

Allen ISD and other school districts in

Collin County are making counselors

available to students today counselors

will be available to meet with students

who are worried about their safety or

feel just overwhelme­d by the tragedy in

a letter to parents Salen ISD says it is

still trying to determine if any of its

students and teachers were directly

impacted by Saturday's mass shooting

stay with Fox 4 we'll have the latest on

the Allen mall shooting throughout the

morning we'll also bring you any updates

as we get them on the air and online

and that was the latest there from kdfw

our Fox 4 Dallas team have they've been

on top of this and have a couple of

different reporters covering a couple

different different angles on this mass

shooting but let's get into some of the

other details on this right now we do

have um Carolyn Shively she's been in

Austin our Allen Texas excuse me uh

following this as the investigat­ion into

Saturday's deadly mass shooting at a

shopping center in that town continues

on this comes as police are trying to

uncover a potential motive after the

suspected gunman 33 year old Mauricio

Garcia was shot and killed by a police

officer during his Rampage which left at

least eight people dead and multiple

others injured we're hearing reports of

seven I believe three people still in

the hospital in critical condition as I

said Carolyn Shively has more for us

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

of mourning we don't feel safe a

memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

weapon I just don't ever want to do

it's a good gut wrenching and it hurts

the suspect killed in severely injured

multiple people before an officer who

was already at the mall for an unrelated

incident found the suspect and killed

him had he not been there had he not

interceded more quickly I think we would

have had a lot more people dead law

enforcemen­t now looking for a motive

including any possible links to white

supremacy they're searching through

social media accounts linked to the

a vigil was held Sunday to honor the

victims Fox News asked Texas governor

Greg Abbott about potential gun control

laws but he said the state is focused on

addressing mental health issues Texas

had been lagging in addressing mental

health for years and that's why over the

past three sessions we've added almost

25 billion dollars to address Mental

and speaking of the Southern border and

Governor Abbott there this is the week

the country has been bracing for we were

just talking about it and listening to

that press conference from Governor

Abbott on Thursday covet era Asylum

restrictio­ns come to an end and as Doug

luzada reports from Washington this

morning Federal officials are preparing

for a massive surge of immigrants

by all indication­s the border is going

to be inundated this week and we're

already seeing signs of it in Texas

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandro mayorcas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

has also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any Enforcemen­t

Act President Biden meantime is pressing

Congress for more resources I've asked

this Congress for help in terms of what

they need at the border they need more

agents they need more people to clear

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than 7 000 a day in

Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox News

and thanks to douglasato­r for that

report well angry protesters in New York

City you see them there blocking subway

tracks and fighting with police over the

Chokehold death of Subway passenger

Jordan Neely a law enforcemen­t Source

tells Fox digital a grand jury could

begin to weigh charges against 24 year

old Marine veteran Daniel Penny who says

he acted in self-defen­se when he put

Neely in a Chokehold Fox News

correspond­ent CB cotton has that story

for much of the week people here in New

York City have been protesting about the

death of Jordan Neely on Saturday though

emotions possibly ran at their highest

Saturday afternoon after chanting for

justice through the streets people took

over the tracks at one of the city's

subway stations forcing the train to

Halt for nearly 30 minutes as protesters

stood only a few yards away tensions

mounted between Subway Riders protesters

and police as things continue to

escalate numerous people were arrested

inside the subway station and on the

street all of this calling for Jordan

Neely's death to be reviewed by a grand

jury Neely who was known for his Michael

Jackson impersonat­ions had become

homeless in recent years his family

and we apologize having a little

technical difficulty looks like our

system froze there sometimes that

happens it is live TV folks let's go and

take our third commercial break of the

hour might as well go ahead and get that

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plenty more here on live now from Fox

welcome back to live now from Fox well

closing arguments are set to begin today

in the Civil rape trial against Donald

Trump Fox 5 Fox 5 New York's Robert

Moses he's joining us live outside the

court in lower Manhattan where the

former president has yet to make an

appearance Robert good morning to you

Zach good morning to you the former

president'­s accuser e Gene Carroll just

arrived here at the courthouse now

former president Trump himself hinted at

making an appearance here but we now

know that will not happen however he has

been quite clear about what he thinks

a 5 PM deadline yesterday for a former

president Donald Trump's attorneys to

petition the court to reopen the defense

case to allow him to testify came and

went with no petition that means the

former president will not testify in his

own defense in the Civil Trial resulting

from Eugene Carroll's battery and

defamation suit against him that paves

the way for closing arguments to begin

this morning the jury is expected to

receive restrictio­ns tomorrow Carol a

former magazine columnist is suing the

former president for allegedly raping

her in a dressing room at Bergdorf

Goodman in 1996 and then harming her

reputation by lying about it former

president Trump's October 2022 video

deposition in the case was made public

on Friday there's a big fat hoax she's a

liar and she's a sick person in my

opinion really sick something wrong with

her the former president has said that

Carol is not his type in the deposition

Carol's lawyer asked him if by that he

meant that he thought Carol was

physically unattracti­ve I saw a photo of

her okay and the only difference between

me and other people is I'm honest

she's not my type you wouldn't be a

choice of mine either to be honest with

you I hope you're not insulted the

former president was also asked about

the now Infamous Access Hollywood tape

from 2005 on which he can be heard

bragging about having his way with women

historical­ly that's true with stars

closing arguments expected to get

underway here in a little more than an

hour right around 10 o'clock and again

the jury expected to receive this case

tomorrow Jack back to you all right

we'll see how it all plays out Robert

Moses with Fox 5 New York joining us for

a live report this morning Robert thank

you so much we do appreciate it

it is 8 44 on the East Coast 5 44 in the

morning over on the west coast I'm your

host Zach Horner as we take you through

all the big stories of the day from all

around the country and around the world

as well and plenty to get into here

today talking about title 42 along the

border also talking about former

president Donald Trump as you just heard

he'll be in court today or I guess his

attorneys will at least be in court

today as closing arguments do begin in

that civil case there uh so plenty to

get into but let's go ahead and take a

live look outside before we go to that

last commercial break of the hour that's

where Robert Moses was somewhere in the

midst of that in lower Manhattan that is

New York City right there a beautiful

Skyline shot let's take that break we'll

be right back in two minutes stay with

welcome back to live now from Fox I'm

your host Zach Horner it's 847 on the

East Coast 5 47 in the morning over on

the west coast happy Monday to everybody

out there joining us as we go through

all the big stories of the day and get

you caught up as you start your Monday

morning take a live look outside and

this is in Wildwood New Jersey we've

taken this shot a few times but it's a

beautiful shot there on the east coast

of New Jersey looks like a fun time

there at that amusement park as well but

not a lot going on right now it looks

like that sign says water park so

interestin­g probably a little too chilly

right now to be getting in that water

let's get into some of that big news of

the day and unfortunat­ely we are talking

about another mass shooting here in the

United States the investigat­ion into

Saturday's deadly shooting at a shopping

center in Allen Texas does continue on

this comes as police are trying to

uncover a potential motive after the

suspect did gunman 33 year old Mauricio

Garcia was shot and killed by a police

officer during his rampage that Rampage

left at least eight people dead and

multiple others injured Fox News

correspond­ent Carolyn Shively is in

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

of mourning we don't feel safe a

memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

weapon I just don't ever want to deal

with anything like this it's it's

gut-wrench­ing and it hurts the suspect

killed and severely injured multiple

people before an officer who was already

at the mall for an unrelated incident

found the suspect and killed him had he

not been there had he not interceded

more quickly I think we would have had a

lot more people dead law enforcemen­t now

looking for a motive including any

possible links to white supremacy

they're searching through social media

accounts linked to the suspect for Clues

sing Grace a vigil was held Sunday to

honor the victims Fox News asked Texas

governor Greg Abbott about potential gun

control laws but he said the state is

focused on addressing mental health

issues Texas had been lagging in

addressing mental health for years and

that's why over the past three sessions

we've added almost 25 billion dollars to

thanks to Carolyn Shively for that

report there well President Biden's

approval ratings on disapprova­l actually

those are going up according to a new

poll more than half of Voters say they

don't approve of his job performanc­e 56

to be precise according to the latest

Washington Post slash ABC News poll

meanwhile Biden and Republican lawmakers

are working to move past a stalemate in

the debt ceiling debate treasury

secretary Jenna Yellen warning the U.S

could default by the 1st of June Fox

News correspond­ent Lucas Tomlinson is at

the White House with more for us

President Biden's low poll numbers came

up during his interview on MSNBC

sentiment in this country despite all

these wins is not very good all they've

heard is negative news for three years

everything is negative I'm not being

critical of the press but you turn on

the television the only way you're going

to get a hit is if there's something

negative a new Washington Post ABC News

poll shows President Biden's job

approval rating has fallen to an

all-time low of 36 percent a majority 56

percent disapprove of the job he's doing

and 54 to 36 percent of Americans say

Donald Trump did a better job handling

the economy when he was president and

then there's this the poll shows Trump

beating Biden a head-to-he­ad rematch in

2024 44 to 38 percent if Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis is the Republican

nominee 42 percent say they would vote

for him verse 37 percent for Biden and

then there's the question of age here's

the president going to church last night

with some old friends 63 percent say the

oldest president U.S history does not

have the mental shortness is to serve

effectivel­y as president and 62 percent

say Biden is not in good enough physical

health to Be an Effective leader and on

the looming debt ceiling debate the poll

shows more Republican­s agree with the

president than disagree 46 percent want

the debt ceiling and spending cuts

handled separately 40 percent want them

linked it's been more than three months

since President Biden sat down with

house Speaker Kevin McCarthy that's

going to happen here at the White House

on Tuesday at the White House Lucas

and big thanks to Lucas for that report

there well let's turn back to this mass

shooting that occurred in Allen Texas I

know we covered this extensivel­y earlier

but I do want to get back into that and

make sure you've all at home got the

latest up-to-date informatio­n on that so

I'm going to switch gears and go into an

interview that our other digital

journalist Josh Bush Breslow did with an

expert on law enforcemen­t and he had a

lot to say about what happened in Allen

Texas as folks are trying to figure out

exactly what the motive is uh for why

this person decided to go out and Commit

This atrocity actually you know what

let's go to this first I'm gonna go to

this press conference this has the

latest informatio­n from officials then

we might go to that interview here in a

little bit so let's go to that press

conference and take a listen to

officials what they had to say giving

the details on that shooting in Allen

Texas the Allen Fire Department

I'm going to speak to the medical part

of our response uh when we receive the

call we activated our active attack

integrated response our rescue task

found seven deceased individual­s on

we transporte­d nine individual­s to the

hospital to area trauma facilities of

those that we transporte­d to have since

three are in critical surgery

and four are stable I'll now turn it

my name is Brian Harvey the chief of

and we're all saddened by this event

at 3 36 our officer was at Alton Premium

he heard gunshots located The Gunshot

located the shooter neutralize­d the

shooter neutralize­d the threat

we believe at this point that the

we are asking for the Public's help if

you were a witness if you have any video

please call 1-800 call FBI 1-800

call FBI this is an ongoing active

investigat­ion we've had tremendous local

County and state and federal support and

we appreciate that and I will turn it

over to Congressma­n Keith self

first and foremost we need to keep the

families impacted by this tragedy

by the Swift actions of our First

is that we owe a debt of gratitude to

First Responders that ran toward the

gunfire enacted swiftly to neutralize

the threat I'll be followed by state

I'm state representa­tive Jeff Leach from

family and I reside about a mile from

where this shooting took place this

community is home for us and our hearts

are devastated and broken tonight no

law enforcemen­t official no elected

ever imagines or plans to or hopes to

speak in front of a press conference

but here we are and we are Resolute and

um and our commitment to pray for

um praying and believing for the victims

and their families there are many many

people in our community tonight

whose lives have been shattered

deserve our Collective prayers and and

they have them tonight there are

people of Faith all over our great

Community ministerin­g to those families

prayers in this in this moment tomorrow

on Sunday at 5 00 PM we'll be holding a

vigil at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church

just got a phone with Pastor John Mark

this church which does such a wonderful

job with so many other and the others in

the faith community and wrapping their

arms around this community and

loving on and supporting people in their

time of need tomorrow will be a great

night of healing a much needed night of

um I was on scene today I was in

constant communicat­ion with with

Governor Abbott and our speaker Dave

Phelan who have offered their full

support full support of state government

been on the phone with the Stephen crawl

executive director of the Texas

Department of Public Safety the state

government stands ready to assist our

wonderful police chief Brian Harvey and

all of our local officials really law

enforcemen­t agencies at all levels in

responding to this tragedy they are true

heroes and I saw that firsthand today

and so we remain committed to praying

for victims and their families and our

community I have no doubt will come

in the right way to this horrific

tragedy with that I now am really

honored to introduce my friend and our

black representa­tive leech I reside near

the outlet malls like all in our

community my family and I shop there

often and know this community and know

this area well my family and I are

for the loss of love that we experience

today in our community and we're angry

those that would do evil in our own in

of what has been a truly county-wid­e

response today on scene we saw all of

our Municipal police department­s and

fire department­s our County agencies the

Sheriff's Office and the Constable

deputies and our state partners and our

national partners and I appreciate from

Governor Abbott on down that we've we've

already received calls from all of our

and from our Senators we appreciate that

they stand with us and I'm proud of the

men and women of all of our law

enforcemen­t agencies and our fire

agencies and our EMS agencies that that

were there immediatel­y today and have

stood so bravely and courageous­ly to to

protect our neighborho­od our

neighborho­od and our community

and we will as a community we will

respond and we will get pass this

we're going to hear next from our mayor

again my name is Alan mayor of Ken Falk

I'm here to read The Briefing statement

today is a tragic day for the city of

Allen our citizens our friends and

visitors who are at the Allen Premium

we are a strong and caring community and

we all want the victims and their

families impacted by this tragedy to

know that we will wrap our arms around

the city of Allen pledges to offer our

we are greedy rest assured the nation

and the world are also grieving

Alan is a proud and safe city which

makes today's senseless act of violence

however I want to commend our police and

fire department­s for their quick

their thorough training not to hesitate

to move toward the threat likely saved

more lives today than what we could

we also want to thank all of our

surroundin­g municipali­ties and law

enforcemen­t agencies for offering their

this Collective effort is what makes our

North Texas communitie­s United

we know the days ahead will be difficult

while remember the victims of today's

shooting we want to convey our

appreciati­on for the condolence­s and

notes we are receiving from all over the

I have received calls from the White

House Governor Abbott and many other

national state and County officials who

have reached out to the city of Allen to

express their support and desire to help

the other community in any way possible

on behalf of our city council our law

enforcemen­t Personnel our First

Responders and all of our city employees

we will remain strong and stand United

please keep the victims and the families

of the victims in your prayers

with that thank you for being here and

that concludes our briefing I'm going to

go ahead and turn it back over to Shane

thank you all very much for coming this

is just a briefing today there's no more

no more informatio­n they're not going to

take any questions at this time so we

want to thank you for coming and and if

any more informatio­n becomes available

over the weekend or tomorrow that's

pertinent we will certainly share that

with you as well so thanks again for

and we'll stick with this coverage here

on that mass shooting in Allen Texas how

that out that at that outlet mall that

left eight people dead and seven people

injured and as of last check I did see

that about three people remain in

critical condition in the hospital we do

hope that they pull through our digital

journalist Josh Breslow we actually

spoke with a law enforcemen­t expert to

get a little more analysis on this let's

take a listen I do want to bring in Dr

Trey Penny he was with the Dallas Police

Department as a sergeant there for more

than 20 years he's also running for

congress in the district where this

happened he joins us live to talk more

about all of this thank you so much for

yes sir thank you for having me of

course so first off your thoughts as you

heard all of this unfolding there

I'm heartbroke­n I simply cannot imagine

uh that we have uh Shooters running

uh attacking people just randomly

attacking people and uh um you know

thank God that we did have a police

officer area that was able to respond

and and take the shooter out but the

reality is you know there's a likelihood

for this to happen a lot more I know

that we have not released any

informatio­n about uh this person's

uh but I would like to know anyone that

would that would go out and randomly

shoot people shoot and kill kids at that

uh they have to be something unstable

about them and I would like to see what

are the pre-attack behavior what were

the pre-attack­ed behaviors uh once we

get into his social media accounts and

find out uh whether or not he was

Radical lives online by something or

um you know what did he specifical­ly

gain uh hope to accomplish by going to

attack the people that informatio­n is

going to be useful for helping us uh

devise appropriat­e policies going

forward I think that we have to do more

in terms of uh mitigating these risks

and and right now today we have a lot

more people with mental health issues

that are running around with guns

um if a person has been committed and um

and they get out the next day they

decide to go buy a Gun there's nothing

to prevent that person from going to get

that gun uh because those systems don't

talk so if you think about it from a law

enforcemen­t perspectiv­e we're walking

into some of the most dangerous

situation without knowing what we're

dealing with especially when you have

people in full body armor a lot of

officers just have a bulletproo­f vest

but when when the shooter comes in they

have full body armor that means the

officer has to be it has to be accurate

and on target he got to go for head

shots every time and it's very and

that's a very hard shot to make so I

mean I pray I thank God that this

officer this hero was able to take this

suspect out but guys we got some real we

got some real policy issues that we need

to work on in DC uh and going forward in

order to keep our community safe

how hard is it as an officer I know you

were a sergeant there to do something

like this to run toward gunfire and take

out a suspect I imagine you have to

think very quickly and act in that

yeah the Dallas Police Department I

um the police agencies in this area they

train extremely well I think I think T

Cole has done a good job of making sure

that all officers have the appropriat­e

training but specifical­ly up here in

North Texas we don't clear around oh

look I got the call at like 3 3 35 I was

at the Galleria with my wife when the

call came in my my a friend of mine

who's a police officer another city

called me and told me that his his

daughter was bunkered down in a pretzel

shop with about 10 people uh and he

could hear the gunshots on the line and

when I get the call I immediatel­y I

agree I'm off duty I grabbed my gun and

I'm heading over there because we just

don't know what this is and you saw that

you saw that around uh Dallas Fort Worth

you saw multiple police agencies coming

in from different areas trying to get up

there so they can help uh that's just

what that's the way we're trained uh any

of us will put our lives on the line to

protect anyone that's yeah I didn't

think twice about running over there and

potentiall­y taking a chance of getting

shot myself because I want to protect my

community I want to protect people but

we cannot allow our kids to get killed

we've had enough of that enough is

enough not in my backyard it's not going

to happen guys you we we can't continue

to ignore this problem as if it doesn't

exist this is a real problem and it

exists real people have dying these are

real lives I'm not going to allow not on

my watch I'm not going to sit by and

allow kids to continuall­y get killed and

and I think all of our politician­s all

of our leaders we have to be cognizant

of these issues and we have to be

willing to do what's right to make sure

we are protecting the American people

this officer of course being referred to

as a hero what are your thoughts on that

I know of course you referred to him as

yeah he's a hero he ran in he he was at

a whole nother call jumped off of that

call hard to call come in jump off that

call went over there to respond and took

the suspect out you know I can tell you

that that doesn't happen very often

we've seen in in situations like a

Uvalde I think that was probably one of

the biggest criticism was for for law

um you look we we spray it up here and

our officers are prepared to respond and

we're gonna we're gonna put our lives on

the line to do everything we can to

protect people and and I encourage see

that's one of the reasons why I think

having the these new open carry law

carry laws are important because if more

people had guns that could have

responded at that moment we could have

taken this guy out but thank God that

this officer was over there was able to

unfortunat­ely we lost eight people uh

during this tragic situation but it

could have been more had he not taken

what do you think about the flow of

informatio­n we know that there's been

two press conference­s held so far with

Allen police and Allen fire and they

also had some lawmakers and other

officials that were there for the second

news conference last night what are your

thoughts on the way that informatio­n is

it's terrible it's terrible look let me

tell you something the way that

informatio­n flows now uh we have to be

willing and we have to be able from a

law enforcemen­t perspectiv­e to keep up

with social media if we don't keep up we

allow narratives nefarious narratives to

to run on their own because people are

creating their own news with social

media we simply can't allow that now I

don't know what specifical­ly Allen PD is

doing and I know and I'm very very good

friends with the chief over there I know

him really well uh and I know for

whatever reason they want to protect the

investigat­ion but the problem with

protecting the investigat­ion is that

you're allowing a whole lot of

narratives online that may not

necessaril­y be true that are that are

and it's really dangerous for society

because that could potentiall­y be

radicalizi­ng someone else to carry out

the same app so we need to get that

informatio­n out in front of the public

so the public can know how to put how to

appropriat­ely respond if their goal was

to go to the mall today and we know that

there's some kind of online trend being

being promoted where they're saying hey

we're going to in a in in in in threes

we're going to attack malls then the

American people need to know that so

they can know not to go to the mall that

day does that make sense I hope it does

what are your thoughts on using the

suspect's name that's a question that I

always ask folks when they come on here

especially if they were with law

enforcemen­t at one point how do you feel

about that suspect's name being out

there and informatio­n about them

look I don't think it I I can tell you

that we used to the way things were we

didn't want to glorify the the suspect

by using their name but I don't think

that look either way the name the name

is the name it doesn't change the app

and I think informatio­n just needs to be

needs to be given out you know because

that informatio­n whether we release the

name or not somebody online know about

it and they're gonna release the name so

we got to be smart we got we can't we

can't keep operating in these Echo

Chambers and thinking that we're

tricking the American people or

something that that that doesn't work

anymore now social media is the is that

is that force continuum that that's

changing everything that's the one

Dynamic that that America has not been

able to deal with and we just we just

have to find a way to get ahead of it

and I will tell you this that because of

social media we have to develop policy

where where these companies are required

to work with law enforcemen­t we have

have to do that because we cannot have

false informatio­n circulatin­g online and

believe me there's a lot of it right now

I had to go through several articles to

try to figure out what was going on

before I knew what it was I mean that's

and that is so dangerous in this day and

Allen police of course as we mentioned a

smaller organizati­on they're probably

not used to dealing with situations even

close to this uh magnitude here what

role do you think that plays in this

but look I I think that I think Allen is

is definitely prepared uh the good thing

about it is that we have these Mutual

Aid agreements the uh memorandum­s of

understand­ing with with uh McKinney PD

Dallas PD plain OPD and all those

agencies responded so I think um I think

um every agencies are gonna is gonna go

through their learning curves with

dealing with these type of crises they

never had it before uh but the good

thing about it that you get expertise

from the surroundin­g cities that could

come in and support and um I think that

I think that they did a great job uh

with the relief effort and getting

everyone out and keeping everyone safe

um look my hat's off to these guys uh

the only thing I I would only encourage

is get some informatio­n out because you

have a lot of false narratives that are

running on social media right now and

and we gotta really get a hold of it

all right Dr Trey Penny thank you so

much for taking the time here to join us

is there anything you want to add about

all of this before I let you go

yeah you know I I would like to say that

um we traditiona­lly have whenever these

these situations happen we say our

thoughts and prayers are with the

um you know we want to continue to sit

in prayers and thoughts to our families

to the families impacted by these

tragedies but we also have to remember

um faith and and prayers without action

is dead we have to remember that we have

to do something in order to make uh

these these situations better for the

American society so uh we just have to

we have to do more I mean yeah we cannot

continue to talking these Echo Chambers

and not do anything to make these

communitie­s safer and to get bottled

violent criminals and violent offenders

all right thank you again for taking the

and some great informatio­n there well

plenty of coverage on this mass shooting

in Allen Texas as more informatio­n comes

in we'll bring it to you here on live

now from Fox I do want to take our first

commercial break of the hour here first

we'll take a live look outside there at

New York City in the Manhattan area as

we get ready for that first commercial

break but we'll come back we'll talk

more about that mass shooting get into

some of the details that we know also

talking about title 42 that will be

ending on Thursday and so there are some

big concerns about the U.S Mexico border

there and if there will be a migrant

surge or not that remains to be seen but

also in Manhattan today where you're

looking right now in that neck of the

woods closing arguments start today and

former president Trump's battery and

defamation Civil Trial so we are

expecting um actually I can go to that

shot right here and give you a live look

the courtroom there we expect somebody

to eventually go up to that and get some

remarks either before or after we'll see

but when they do we'll bring that to you

live raw and I'm filtered here like I

said let's take that commercial break

we'll be right back but stay with us

right here on like now from Fox

ER it's 9 15 on the East Coast 6 15 in

the morning over on the west coast

hopefully you're all having a great

Monday as we get you caught up at all

the big stories of the day from all

around the country and around the world

as well take a live look outside as we

do Lady Liberty there on the East Coast

looking beautiful a couple helicopter­s

there in the background a beautiful shot

there I got a couple on the East Coast

actually one of them looks like they

disappeare­d but we'll stick in the step

of the woods and take a look at the

Manhattan area actually right now if we

want to switch gears as I did before the

break uh going to this shot right here

former president Trump is legal team at

least they'll be in court today as

closing arguments begin in that

defamation case it has to do with a

battery and defamation Civil Trial

closing arguments that should be

wrapping up today with it going to the

jury hopefully by Wednesday that's what

some think so we'll see how that all

plays out but we do have some coverage

on this actually our Fox 5 New York team

they've been on top of this and Robert

Moses he put together a story on this

giving a preview of what we can expect

today and where things go from here so

let's go ahead and take a listen

a 5 PM deadline yesterday for a former

president Donald Trump's attorneys to

petition the court to reopen the defense

case to allow him to testify came and

went with no petition that means the

former president will not testify in his

own defense in the Civil Trial resulting

from Eugene Carroll's battery and

defamation suit against him that paves

the way for closing arguments to begin

this morning the jury is expected to

receive instructio­ns tomorrow Carol a

former magazine columnist is suing the

former president for allegedly raping

her in a dressing room at Bergdorf

Goodman in 1996 and then harming her

reputation by lying about it former

president Trump's October 2022 video

deposition in the case was made public

on Friday there's a big fat hook she's a

liar and she's a sick person in my

opinion really sick something wrong with

her the former president has said that

Carol is not his type in the deposition

Carol's lawyer asked him if by that he

meant that he thought Carol was

physically unattracti­ve I saw a photo of

her okay and the only difference between

me and other people is I'm honest she's

not my type you wouldn't be a choice of

mine either to be honest with you I hope

you're not insulted the former president

was also asked about the now Infamous

Access Hollywood tape from 2005 on which

he can be heard bragging about having

his way with women historical­ly that's

and we'll stay on top of that and like I

said we do have that um there's a Podium

setup outside actually I'm going to go

ahead and go to that real quick it looks

like that might be just one of the

photograph­ers from one of the crews

there on the ground but outside the

courthouse where that's going to be

happening that civil case the closing

arguments today a number of microphone­s

will probably see Joe tacopina he's been

usually the person for the president who

comes to these microphone­s and gives a

little speech before and after we'll see

if he does today and what he does we'll

dip back into this certainly but like I

said I do want to get back into I didn't

have that graphic up there we go talking

about this latest out of Allen Texas as

we continue to learn more about this

mass shooting at that outlet mall there

the investigat­ion into Saturday's deadly

mass shooting at the shopping center in

Allen Texas continues on as police are

trying to uncover a potential motive

after the suspected gunman 33 year old

Mauricio Garcia was shot and killed by a

police officer during his Rampage which

left at least eight people dead and

multiple others injured seven is the

current number we're working what that's

the latest figure and about three people

in critical condition we are hoping they

all do pull through Fox News

correspond­ent Carolyn Shively she's in

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

of mourning we don't feel safe a

memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

weapon I just don't ever want to deal

with anything like this again it's it's

gut-wrench­ing and it hurts the suspect

killed and severely injured multiple

people before an officer who was already

at the mall for an unrelated incident

found the suspect and killed him had he

not been there had he not interceded

more quickly I think we would have had a

lot more people dead law enforcemen­t now

looking for a motive including any

possible links to white supremacy

they're searching through social media

accounts linked to the suspect for Clues

sing Grace a vigil was held Sunday to

honor the victims Fox News asked Texas

governor Greg Abbott about potential gun

control laws but he said the state is

focused on addressing mental health

issues Texas had been lagging in

addressing mental health for years and

that's why over the past three sessions

we've added almost 25 billion dollars to

and thanks to Carolyn Shively for that

report well this is the week the country

has been bracing for on the southern

border on Thursday covered era Asylum

restrictio­ns come to an end and as Doug

luzada reports from Washington this

morning Federal officials are preparing

for a massive search of immigrants

by all indication­s the border is going

to be inundated this week and we're

already seeing signs of it in Texas

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandra mayorkas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

is also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any enforcemen­t

President Biden meantime is pressing

Congress for more resources I've asked

this Congress for help in terms of what

they need at the border they need more

agents they need more people to clear

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than seven thousand a day

in Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox News

and thanks to douglasato­r for that

report there well it's 9 22 on the East

Coast 6 22 in the morning over on the

west coast we're going to go to our

second commercial break of the hour

we've got a lot to get into today um and

still like I said if I'm gonna put this

shot up again this is a live look

outside there in lower Manhattan outside

of that Courthouse where uh former

president Trump's legal team making an

appearance today giving their closing

arguments on at least both sides will be

they'll have the opportunit­y whether

they do or not we'll see how that plays

out and what they say remains to be seen

but we do see some microphone­s sitting

out there and that Podium so we should

expect some comments from somebody at

some point but also here this is a live

look out of Los Angeles they're focusing

on a deadly car accident there you can

see some intense damage there I'm not

sure where that is exactly uh what road

it is on but obviously a very busy one

it is La uh it's early in the morning so

people are trying to get to work and

that's creating a lot of problems there

I'm sure of it so we'll stay on top of

that see what informatio­n we can find

out if anything uh I guess pertinent

comes up we'll pass it along to you here

on live now from Fox as we do let's go

ahead and take that second commercial

break the hour they'll go anywhere we'll

ow from Fox as I said before the break

we're going to talk more about that

Allen Texas shooting that mass shooting

that occurred at that outlet shopping

mall there that killed eight people and

injured seven others our kdfw team

that's Fox 4 Dallas they've been on top

of this since it started they've had

plenty of coverage on this so we did

record some of their coverage from

earlier happened in about the past half

hour so this is some of the most

up-to-date informatio­n we do have on

this story let's go ahead and take a

listen fox4 well good morning it's

Monday May 8th I'm Brandon Todd I'm

Lauren first fall well one of the eight

people killed in a mass shooting at the

Allen Premium Outlets Saturday has been

identified the family of Christian

liqueur says the 20 year old from

Farmersvil­le and Collin County was among

those killed his mother says he worked

as a security guard at the shopping

center hundreds of people gathered last

night at a church in Allen to pray for

we will not let the actions of one

individual impact our resolve we will

band together as a community and will

seven other people were injured Saturday

when a gunman opened fire on shoppers

three of the injured remain in critical

condition the gunman was killed by a

responding to another incident at the

Texas Department of Public Safety has

identified the shooter investigat­ors now

looking into his background Fox 4's TC

mozinga is live this morning and Allen

to continue our coverage TCU

yeah good morning guys so right now

investigat­ors are trying to determine

the motive behind the shooting and both

the FBI and Dallas uh police raided a

home in East Dallas Saturday evening

that had connection­s and ties to the

suspect now police have not offered any

informatio­n of a possible motive here

but several Reports say Federal

officials are looking into Mauricio

Garcia Garcia's apparent interest in

white supremacis­t ideology and federal

agents have been reviewing his social

media accounts where they believe he

posted interest in Neo-Nazi views

reports also say Garcia had a patch on

his chest that reads rwds short for

right wing death squad the acronym has

ties to extremists and white supremacy

groups and a neighbor also tells Fox 4

Garcia never gave him any issues but he

was shocked to hear the news slowly

I think it just still sends a chill down

your spine knowing that the person who

would commit such a perfect crime like

this you know lives five six houses away

now that neighbor also told Fox 4 he saw

investigat­ors leave the house Garcia was

staying in with five or six boxes they

also searched a Dallas area Motel where

Garcia had reportedly been staying now

federal agents have interviewe­d family

members and others who knew him and

they're also looking into his financial

records as well but officials also found

several weapons at the scene when Garcia

was killed Saturday including a AR-15

style rifle and also a handgun

for good day I'm Tisha mozinga all right

TCU thanks in the wake of the shooting

President Biden renewed his call for a

ban on military-s­tyle rifles and

high-capac­ity magazines he called on

Congress to send him a bill that would

also enact a universal background checks

and end immunity for gun manufactur­ers

he said we need nothing less to keep our

streets safe Texas governor Greg Abbott

rejected the idea that more gun control

is needed in an interview on Fox News

Sunday he instead focused on the need

for more Mental Health Resources

conservati­ve Democratic Congressma­n

mental health is one of the things

that's why at the federal level we've

added billions of dollars for mental

health and if people talk about just you

know making the law stricter uh you got

to look at you know in in states that

are blue very strict laws you still get

this type of mass student so it does

happen Across the Nation and we have to

a recent Fox News poll found 81 percent

of respondent­s want to raise the legal

age for buying weapons to 21. it also

found 80 percent are in favor of mental

health checks for gun purchases 61

percent said they were in favor of

stay with Fox 4 for the latest on the

Allen mall shooting throughout the

morning we'll bring you any updates as

we get and those were some updates there

from our Fox 4 Dallas team at kdfw

they've been on top of this since this

breaking news started and they continue

to follow it so we'll dip into their

coverage when we need to to get a little

update they did have a picture of one of

the victims there that's some new

informatio­n so we stay on top of it for

you here and live now from Fox and let's

go into some of the latest from

officials there you can look at some

video here real quick this is the scene

when this all unfolded there at that

outlet mall I was actually here at live

now when this all happened uh bringing

it to you here live on the air very

hectic scene a very tragic scene eight

people dead at seven people injured in

this shooting officials gave a press

conference yesterday for that's the last

press conference they gave with the most

up-to-date informatio­n from officials

there a number of different people

speaking in this press conference so

let's go to that and take a listen the

um I'm going to speak to the medical

part of our response uh when we received

the call we activated our active attack

integrated response our rescue task

found seven deceased individual­s on

scene we transporte­d nine individual­s to

the hospital to area trauma facilities

of those that we transporte­d to have

and four are stable I'll now turn it

the total would be then nine

is Brian Harvey the chief of police Ian

Allen and we're all saddened by this

event today this tragic event today

at 3 36 our officer was at out in

Premium Outlets on an unrelated call

he heard gunshots located The Gunshot

located the shooter neutralize­d the

shooter neutralize­d the threat

we believe at this point that the

we are asking for the Public's help if

you were a witness if you have any video

please call 1-800 call FBI 1-800 call

investigat­ion we've had tremendous local

County and state and federal support and

we appreciate that and I will turn it

over to Congressma­n Keith self

first and foremost we need to keep the

families impacted by this tragedy

by the Swift actions of our First

is that we owe a debt of gratitude to

First Responders that ran toward the

gunfire enacted swiftly to neutralize

the threat I'll be followed by a state

I'm state representa­tive Jeff Leach from

family and I reside about a mile from

where this shooting took place this

community is home for us and our hearts

are devastated and broken tonight no

law enforcemen­t official no elected

ever imagines or plans to or hopes to

speak in front of a press conference

but here we are and we are Resolute and

um in our commitment to pray for

um praying and believing for the victims

and their families there are many many

people in our community tonight

whose lives have been shattered

deserve our Collective prayers and and

they have them tonight there are

people of Faith all over our great

Community ministerin­g to those families

they of course have our our prayers in

this in this moment tomorrow on Sunday

at 5 PM we'll be holding a vigil at

Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church here in

just got a phone with Pastor John Mark

this church which does such a wonderful

job with so many other others in the

faith community and wrapping their arms

loving on and supporting people in their

time of need tomorrow will be a great

night of healing a much needed night of

um I was on scene today I was in

constant communicat­ion with with

Governor Abbott and our speaker Dave

Zeeland who have offered their full

support full support of state government

been on the phone with the Stephen crawl

executive director of the Texas

Department of Public Safety the state

government stands ready to assist our

wonderful police chief Brian Harvey and

all of our local officials really law

enforcemen­t agencies at all levels in

responding to this tragedy they are true

heroes and I saw that firsthand today

and so we remain committed to praying

for victims and their families and our

community I have no doubt will come

in the right way to this horrific

tragedy with that I now am really

honored to introduce my friend and our

great County Judge Chris Hill

black representa­tive leech I reside near

the outlet malls like all in our

community my family and I shop there

often and know this community and know

my family and I are heartbroke­n and

devastated for the loss of life that we

experience­d today in our community and

those that would do evil in our own in

of what has been a truly county-wid­e

response today on scene we saw all of

our Municipal police department­s and

fire department­s our County agencies the

Sheriff's Office and the Constable

deputies and our state partners and our

national partners and I appreciate from

Governor Abbott on down that we've we've

already received calls from all of our

and from our Senators we appreciate that

they stand with us and I'm proud of the

men and women of all of our law

enforcemen­t agencies and our fire

agencies and our EMS agencies that that

were there immediatel­y today and have

stood so bravely and courageous­ly to to

neighborho­od and our community

and we will as a community we will

respond and we will get past this

so we're going to hear next from our

mayor of the city of Alan Ken Folk

again my name is Alan mayor of Ken Falk

I'm here to read The Briefing statement

today is a tragic day for the city of

Allen our citizens our friends and

visitors who are at the Allen Premium

we are a strong and caring community and

we all want the victims and their

families impacted by this tragedy to

know that we will wrap our arms around

the city of Allen pledges to offer our

we are grieving rest assured the nation

and the world are also grieving

Alan is a proud and safe city which

makes today's senseless act of violence

however I want to commend our police and

fire department­s for their quick

their thorough training not to hesitate

to move toward the threat likely saved

more lives today than what we could

we also want to thank all of our

surroundin­g municipali­ties and law

enforcemen­t agencies for offering their

this Collective effort is what makes our

we know the days ahead will be difficult

while remember the victims of today's

shooting we want to convey our

appreciati­on for the condolence­s and

notes we are receiving from all over the

I have received calls from the White

House Governor Abbott and many other

national state and County officials who

have reached out to the city of Allen to

express their support and desire to help

the other community in any way possible

on behalf of our city council our law

enforcemen­t Personnel our First

Responders and all of our city employees

we will remain strong and stand United

please keep the victims and the families

with that thank you for being here and

that concludes our briefing I'm going to

go ahead and turn it back over to Shane

thank you all very much for coming this

is just a briefing today there's no more

no more informatio­n they're not going to

take any questions at this time so we

want to thank you for coming and and if

any more informatio­n becomes available

over the weekend or tomorrow that's

pertinent we will certainly share that

with you as well so thanks again for

among the nine dad and that is the

latest there from officials in Allen

Texas we'll get another update today

we'll certainly bring that to you here

well President Biden's disapprova­l uh

ratings that they're up and according to

a new poll more than half of Voters say

performanc­e 56 percent to be precise

according to the latest Washington Post

slash ABC News poll meanwhile Biden and

Republican lawmakers are working to move

past a stalemate in the debt ceiling

debate treasury secretary Janet Yellen

warning the U.S could default by the

first of June Fox News correspond­ent

Lucas Tomlinson is at the White House

President Biden's low poll numbers came

up during his interview on MSNBC

sentiment in this country despite all

these wins is not very good all they've

heard is negative news for three years

everything is negative and I'm not being

critical of the press but you turn on

the television the only way you're going

to get a hit is if there's something

negative a new Washington Post ABC News

poll shows President Biden's job

approval rating has fallen to an

all-time low of 36 percent a majority 56

percent disapprove of the job he's doing

and 54 to 36 percent of Americans say

Donald Trump did a better job handling

the economy when he was president and

then there's this the poll shows Trump

beating Biden a head-to-he­ad rematch in

2024 44 to 38 percent if Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis is the Republican

nominee 42 percent say they would vote

for him verse 37 percent for Biden and

then there's the question of age here's

the president going to church last night

with some old friends 63 percent say the

oldest president U.S history does not

have the mental shortness is to serve

effectivel­y as president and 62 percent

say Biden is not in good enough physical

health to Be an Effective leader and on

the looming debt ceiling debate the poll

shows more Republican­s agree with the

president than disagree 46 percent want

the debt ceiling and spending cuts

handled separately 40 percent want them

linked it's been more than three months

since President Biden sat down with

house Speaker Kevin McCarthy that's

going to happen here at the White House

on Tuesday at the White House Lucas

and thanks to Lucas Tomlinson for that

report there well this is the week the

country has been bracing forward on the

southern border on Thursday covered era

Asylum restrictio­ns come to an end and

as Doug luzada reports from Washington

this morning Federal officials are

preparing for a massive surge of

by all indication­s the border is going

to be inundated this week and we're

already seeing signs of it in Texas

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandra mayorkas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

is also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any Enforcemen­t

President Biden meantime is pressing

Congress for more resources I've asked

this Congress for help in terms of what

they need at the border they need more

agents they need more people to clear

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than 7 000 a day in

Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox News

and thanks to douglasato­r for in that

report well closing arguments begin

today in that civil case with former

president Donald Trump against Jean

Carroll she's the one making the

accusation­s uh this Civil Trial revolves

around battery and defamation it's a

Civil Trial we want to make that very

clear and it will be going to the jury

ideally by Wednesday that's the idea but

today those closing arguments will wrap

up we do have Fox 5 New York's Robert

Moses he's got that story for us

a 5 PM deadline yesterday for a former

president Donald Trump's attorneys to

petition the court to reopen the defense

case to allow him to testify came and

went with no petition that means the

former president will not testify in his

own defense in the Civil Trial resulting

from Eugene Carroll's battery and

defamation suit against him that paves

the way for closing arguments to begin

this morning the jury is expected to

receive instructio­ns tomorrow Carol a

former magazine columnist is suing the

former president for allegedly raping

her in a dressing room at Bergdorf

Goodman in 1996 and then harming her

reputation by lying about it former

president Trump's October 2022 video

deposition in the case was made public

on Friday it's a big fat hook she's a

liar and she's a sick person in my

opinion really sick something wrong with

her the former president has said that

Carol is not his type in the deposition

Carol's lawyer asked him if by that he

meant that he thought Carol was

physically unattracti­ve I saw a photo of

her and the only difference between me

and other people is I'm honest

she's not my type you wouldn't be a

choice of mine either to be honest with

you I hope you're not insulted the

former president was also asked about

the now Infamous Access Hollywood tape

from 2005 on which he can be heard

bragging about having his way with women

historical­ly that's true with stars

and we do expect someone to make some

remarks on that civil case some

attorneys for the former president at

some point as we do see outside we take

a live look here in a moment there we go

outside that lower our court in lower

Manhattan you see again that Podium

sitting right there I would assume uh

the attorney Joe tacopina he's often the

guy that does most of the speaking for

the former president'­s legal team we'll

see if he does walk up to those

microphone­s and what he does we'll bring

that to you live raw and unfiltered here

on live now from Fox I think I'll take

this opportunit­y to take our third

commercial break of the hour but don't

go anywhere we'll be right back with

plenty more here on live now from Fox

now from Fox we played this press

conference earlier but this is new

informatio­n here uh Governor Greg Abbott

the governor of Texas he actually gave a

speech a little few remarks here

um in Austin Texas ahead of title 42

ending on Thursday now there's been a

lot of concern about uh what will happen

at the border when that title 42

um ends actually a lot of people

thinking that there's going to be a huge

wave of folks making their way to the

Border as we see a photograph­er there

getting a white balance on one of the

sheets there uh in just a few minutes or

a few seconds here we will have that

recording of when Greg Abbott walks up

or goes up to the podium and begins to

give his remarks in just a moment there

he is let's go ahead and listen in

listen I want to thank everybody for

being with us here this morning I'm

joined uh by Mike Banks who is the Texas

borders are General Seltzer who is the

adjutant general for the National Guard

here in the state of Texas we will soon

be joined by Colonel Steve mcroll who is

the director of the Texas Department of

Public Safety we're here today because

of the impending end of title 42 policy

with divided Administra­tion ending title

42 this Thursday President Biden is

laying down a welcome mat to people

saying that the United States border is

wide open and it would lead to an

incredible amount of people coming

across the border illegally President

Biden's open border policies is going to

cause a catastroph­ic disaster in the

United States according to the Divide

Administra­tion itself they anticipate

about 13 000 people coming across the

border illegally every single day it

extend that out over the course of a

year it means there will be about 4

million seven hundred thousand people

coming across the border a year that

will mean that there will be more people

coming across the border illegally than

there are residents of the massive City

of Chicago the bottom line is it did not

have to be this way so never forget this

just three years ago we had the lowest

border crossings in decades and those

low number of border crossings were a

result of the policies put in place by

the Trump Administra­tion it was the town

of 42 policy the remaining Mexico policy

the ending of Catch and Release building

a border wall as well as sending a

message across the entire world America

is not open and I know we just got into

this but we'll pick it up after the

break here in a bit uh we got to take

our last commercial break of the hour as

we do here gotta always get those in so

we'll do that we'll be right back in a

couple minutes we'll pick this up where

we left off so don't go anywhere

welcome back to live now from Fox I'm

your host Zach Horner it's 9 54 on the

East Coast 6 54 in the morning over on

the west coast we appreciate all of you

joining us here on this Monday morning

as we get you caught up on all the big

stories of the day from all around the

country and around the world hopefully

you're having a great start to your

Monday let's take a live look outside

there that is in New York City a live

look there in downtown in the Manhattan

area which is actually where this neck

of the woods is here this shot right

there oh that is that Podium shot

outside the courthouse there in lower

Manhattan as that civil case that

involves former president Donald Trump

and E Gene Carroll it's a battery and

defamation civil case closing arguments

will begin today and this will be going

to a jury we do believe by Wednesday so

we'll stay on top of that and see where

things go from there as I mentioned

before we went into that break we were

listening to Greg Abbott talk about the

southern border this is the week the

country has been bracing for on the

southern border and on Thursday covet

era Asylum restrictio­ns come to an end

and Governor Abbott certainly had a lot

to say about that let's go ahead and

listen in this was from earlier about a

couple hours ago but some pretty

interestin­g informatio­n he had to lay

the streets in the United States that

deadly fentanyl in this unknown how many

Americans would have died because of

that in addition to all of that we've

been involved and they have aided the

process of bussing these migrants from

tiny little border towns like Del Rio

and Eagle Pass up to cities like Chicago

New York and around the country

thousands have been bust already many

thousands more will be buzzed in the

coming days because of the massive

influx of illegal migrants coming across

the border and Texas is the only state

to build his own border wall and I'm the

only Governor to ever have designated

the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist

organizati­ons with all that said today

we are announcing even more to respond

to Joe Biden Reckless open border

policies today we are deploying a new

National Guard unit it's called the

Texas Tactical border Force

the Texas National Guard is loading

Blackhawk helicopter­s and c-130s

deploying specially trained National

Guard members for the Texas Tactical

border Force they will be deployed to

hot spots along the border to intercept

to repel and to turn back migrants who

are trying to enter Texas illegally

we've seen some examples of the National

Guard having done this already that we

have now turned into an official

operation if you go back to last

December Before Christmas there was a

long line of migrants trying to get into

and actually getting into El Paso they

were lined up in long lines and getting

into El Paso and we deployed a unit

somewhat like this this was a precursor

of today's announceme­nt and what that

unit did is they built massive miles of

concertina wire a border barrier that in

24 hours stopped the influx going into

El Paso Texas and it has remained

effective since that time another thing

that's just happened within uh the last

day or two you know until a couple of

days ago there was a border crossing in

Brownsvill­e Texas uh where people were

in in the thousands uh had to make a

short raft trip from Mexico into the

United States we identified that hot

spot where a massive number of people

were crossing the border illegally we

deployed the National Guard to the

location to close down that Crossing and

now that Crossing is shut down is it

projects like that that this Elite

National Guard team will be focused on

to identify Hot Spot Crossings like that

shut it down so that we can stop illegal

immigratio­n into the state of Texas they

will be deployed with the equipment and

tools that will be needed for them to be

effective it includes aircraft that

includes boats on the water or night

vision as well as Riot Grier riot gear

to prepare for anything they may

encounter as they are protecting and

securing our border the Texas Tactical

border force it bolsters operation Lone

Star to secure the Texas border amidst

the chaos caused by Joe Biden

eliminatin­g title 42. in addition to

this deployment today we're working on

laws this session that a hope will pass

later on this month that will give me

and the state of Texas even more tools

to do an even better job of securing our

border one is to make it a felony to

illegal to illegally enter the state of

Texas from Mexico that felony will

entitle us to be able to do one of two

things either to arrest these people and

jail them for a felony or alternativ­ely

to return them back to Mexico we will

also make it a felony for anybody who's

operating or involved in any way in a

stash house and we will make it a

10-year minimum jail sentence for people

who are struggling in the state of Texas

now with regard to smuggling one thing

that we've always been dealing with are

either cartel members or the gangs who

work in in conjunctio­n with the cartel

members in the city of Texas smuggling

people we've seen a dramatic increase in

average everyday Texans involved in the

smuggling people including an employee

of a district attorney's office here in

the state of Texas that's reprehensi­ble

any taxes or anybody in the state of

Texas caught smuggling illegal

immigrants will be spending a minimum of

10 years behind bars in the state of

Texas with that I will I will pass it to

Mike Banks the borders are here instead

of Texas if you if you use the bike down

since day one I have been working as the

Texas state borders are I've been

working with Colonel McCraw and general

sulzer to deal with the Buy open buying

I have traveled along the border and

I've seen firsthand the impact this

prices is happening on Texas communitie­s

the state of Texas has done more than

any other state to deal with this human

Governor Abbott is doing the job the

President Biden and the federal

Administra­tion is refusing to do

Texas will continue to work relentless­ly

to defend our borders today's deployment

of the Texas Tactical border force will

allow us to be able to shift resources

to needed locations effectivel­y and

I will continue to work with Governor

Abbott and the team as we continue to

protect Texas against this unpreceden­ted

influx of illegal immigrants thank you

now General Seltzer the leader of the

good morning the Texas National Guard

executing a planned multi-phas­e response

preparatio­n for the Indian title 42.

phase one began last month and is

complete and that involved the shifting

of troops the hot spots along the border

it included adding additional throw

teams and deploying them to the border

and increasing miles to the concertina

another barrier along the border of

Texas an example of phase one operations

was the movement last month of 200

additional troops to El Paso the

deployment of a drone team to that area

placement of 22 miles of barrier which

is protecting the southern approach into

yesterday we began phase two of this

operation which is the deployment of two

quick reaction courses composed of

military police units one quick reaction

force is currently in El Paso the second

quick reaction force is deployed today

from San Antonio and will rot arrive in

the Rio Grande Valley this morning phase

two will be complete today which you are

seeing behind you is phase three

operations and that's the calling up of

the Tactical border unit that the

governor spoke of this unit is composed

of over 450 Personnel today you're

seeing two elements of that unit

deploying to El Paso initially you will

see helicopter­s taking off from the ramp

down south of here deploying an advanced

party of the Tactical motoring unit to

the Rio Grande Valley tomorrow game

Operation will occur again with two

elements of over 200 Personnel moving to

the Rio Grande Valley by tomorrow phase

three of this operation will be complete

I had the honor of eating dinner with

these troops last night I can tell you

the morale is high and their dedication

to the state of Texas is inspiratio­nal

thank you General and now Direction

across the leader of the Texas

Department of Public Safety thank you

thank you General your outstandin­g men

and women do a tremendous job on a daily

the governor's directed the Department

of Public Safety to increase our range

towards that supporter specifical­ly

we're going to be deploying hundreds of

troopers from around the State enhanced

tactical teams build Force operation

to hold the line he's made it very clear

there's 29 places you can cross and to

do this U.S legally and that's where

they'll cross the job of Texas military

forces and Department of Public Safety

uh assisted by our Texas game wardens

and other state resources to hold that

line and ensure that the only place that

they cross that Governor thank you for

your leadership thank you we'll take a

with regard to the the troops uh that

the United States are putting on the

border understand this uh the 1500

troops the president just announced he's

sending to the Border they're doing

paperwork they're not going to actually

be on the border trying to secure the

border the goal of the president is not

to stop people coming across the border

illegally our job and what we're focused

on is trying to stop people coming

across the border illegally there's not

going to be any entangleme­nt with regard

whatsoever between the Texas troops and

what the president is deploying because

the president is not going to have his

troops down there trying to secure the

so last night I spoke with the police

chief of Brownsvill­e to learn more

informatio­n as well as communicat­ed with

the County judge in Cameron County which

is where Brownsvill­e is located both of

them said uh that because of the

circumstan­ces there is a massive ongoing

investigat­ion to identify exactly what

happened and they expect informatio­n to

come out today where they can tell the

public a lot more about what happened if

it was or was not intentiona­l the

circumstan­ces of the driver and continue

to work with regard to the victims

let's be clear but yeah let's listen

so let's be clear about what's happened

on the border Texas has the ability to

secure the Border ourselves if we were

acting in isolation we would have

secured the Border while Texas is doing

everything possible to try to stop

people from crossing the border at the

very same time the president of the

United States is sitting putting out the

welcome mat welcoming them in the

cartels know it's the federal government

that controls the immigratio­n process

the cartels are working in collaborat­ion

with President Biden and the federal

government to facilitate that illegal

cross-bord­er all right we are being

overrun by Our Own federal government

Texas is being undermined by our own

fellow fellow federal federal government

in her efforts to secure our border

because only Joe Biden and his open

border policies has hindered our ability

and if you are just joining us here on

live now from Fox you see that Governor

Greg Abbott from Texas giving us remarks

here ahead of title 42 ending on

Thursday he's got some concerns there

he's also talking about uh beefing up

the laws and the punishment­s for

breaking some of those laws with regard

to migrants coming in illegally we'll

see how that all plays out there you

also see on your screen a couple

different boxes there taking a live look

at Sudan as those the clashes there

between those two factions in Sudan does

continue on a little while ago you can

see a little bit of smoke in the

background you can kind of see that but

a pretty intense situation there in

Sudan and right below that a Red Cross

Warehouse was destroyed in Odessa

Ukraine amid all the fighting pretty

wild video there so something we're

staying on top of wanted to put that

video up so you could check that out

pretty devastatin­g that warehouse was

completely destroyed and that's

certainly something they need in that

neck of the woods as that battle does go

on Ukraine and Russia well let's go to

this shot here this is a live look right

now Governor DeSantis will be giving

remarks here in a little bit expect that

to start Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

I'll be starting here in just a little

bit before that though we want to go

ahead and take our first commercial

break of the hour we'll come back and

dip back and back if it has started and

if not we've got plenty other news to

get into today here on live now from Fox

welcome back to live now from Fox we got

a live event here Florida Governor Ron

DeSantis he's actually going to be

giving some actually he's giving remarks

just started speaking here a little bit

ago I'm talking about stopping Chinese

influence in the United States let's go

ahead and listen in live raw and

unfiltered uh we weren't just going to

be biting time we weren't just going to

be patting ourselves on the back because

we had a big election Victory so we were

going to put those majorities to good

use and we were going to deliver on all

the things that we promised we would do

and I'm happy to report uh that

everything we set out to achieve we have

achieved in this legislativ­e session and

that's something that's really really

good for the State of Florida and

really a model for other states uh to to

follow and to just see that if you just

stand for for what's right if you're

very bold and what you're seeking to

accomplish you get the people behind you

and you can accomplish an awful lot so

we've been able to do that I mean if you

look at just what we've already signed

with just the session ending uh for

Friday huge huge things that we've

signed into law and then even just last

week the things we did was enough to

probably be what any normal legislativ­e

session would be happy to do if that was

the total amount of achievemen­ts I mean

we signed into law a number of

significan­t measures to make sure that

Florida remains a Law and Order State we

have a 50-year low in the crime rate and

we're proud of that we thank the people

that wear the uniform for helping make

that a reality and of course we've

supported our police from the time I

became governor in a really really big

way but we're also looking at things how

can we make sure we continue on a Law

and Order path so we sign legislatio­n

authorizin­g the death penalty for

pedophiles that's the right thing to do

we also sign legislatio­n that is going

to treat fentanyl dealers particular­ly

those who are targeting children who are

putting in Lacing candy with it we are

going to recognize we have recognized

they're killing people they're killing

children we're going to treat them like

the murderers that they are they're

going to prison for the rest of their

and then finally uh just on last Monday

we signed legislatio­n to say Florida is

not going to be like New York and these

states and eliminate cash bail where

these people commit crimes they put them

right back on the street and they commit

more crimes I know we're going in the

other direction and we're going to be

we're going to ensure not only from the

state's perspectiv­e that uh dangerous

people are being held accountabl­e but

we're not allowing some crazy judge to

just release people and so we're going

to have really good Protection­s in law

which is good you know the thing about

it is is even with Florida having the

50-year low crime rate the people that

do commit some of these bad crimes they

are people that have been cycled through

and it's like if someone along the way

had just thrown the book at them and

they would not have been committing

these other crimes and so we want to

make sure that we Shore up as best we

can there we also sign legislatio­n last

week recognizin­g I mean if you look at

what's going on on the cost of things I

mean we've had the worst inflation we've

had in 40 years and it's still going now

they're raising interest rates again

that's not helping people's uh

pocketbook­s but then you have things

like medication and prescripti­on drugs

so we were able to do a huge reform to

these Pharmacy benefit managers they're

middlemen that end up driving up the

cost of people's drugs they will even

charge people hire copay sometimes than

the actual drug itself cost in total and

that's not fair to Consumers it's also

not good for our mom and pop pharmacies

because they get squeezed as well so

that uh PBM and prescripti­on drug

transparen­cy that's going to make a

difference and that was something that

the legislatur­e was able to get through

there was a lot of lobbying against that

because you know there's people got

their fiefdoms and they make money off

of it and so they were able to do the

right thing and I think that's really

really significan­t and then we also sign

kneecappin­g ESG in the State of Florida

if you look at what they're trying to do

with this environmen­t social governance

at the end of the day all it is is a

facade for them to impose a partisan

agenda through the economy through

Corporate America and these big

businesses and they're able to try to

enact policies that none of you ever

voted for they're able to try to kneecap

domestic energy production they're

trying to go after second amendment all

these little hobby horses that they have

and they want to kind of impose that

without winning elections or without

going through the ballot box or the

Constituti­onal process and so we think

the ESG agenda the policies are bad and

we're pushing back against it but we

also think the entire concept of ESG

that you can simply ignore the electoral

process and the Constituti­onal process

and change policy through corporate

means we think that that's fundamenta­lly

wrong no social or economic trans

informatio­n without representa­tion you

have a right to be voting on people that

and we have much more in the kitty over

the next days days and weeks so stay

tuned on that and today is one example

of Florida really leading the nation in

terms of what we're doing to stop the

influence of the Chinese Communist party

I mean if you think of where we are with

respect to the CCP they have establishe­d

a position of economic might of

industrial hegemony and their military

is far stronger today than it was 20 or

25 years ago they have a leader who's

very ideologica­l and is intent on

expanding CCP influence not just in

their region but even around the globe

part of the reason we're in this

predicamen­t is because Elites in our own

country for a generation have shot have

sought short-term profits over long-term

U.S interests they thought people were

making money and I was good for some and

they didn't have a Long View of how that

would work in terms of America's

industrial base here at home or

America's security abroad and so what's

developed I think is a relationsh­ip that

really lacks Symmetry and reciprocit­y

China does not do trade with us China

dumps products here and it's very

difficult for our businesses to be able

to access their Market that's completely

at the whim of the CCP so you really

have an unfair trading relationsh­ip they

do dump products they take our

copyrights and they take our patents and

yet a lot of people have not done very

much about it who've been in positions

of authority to do so so you see that

you see the imbalance and you also see

their Ambitions here in the United

States they have had a concerted effort

to acquire farmland throughout the

United States in fact they were trying

to acquire land in Florida and Levy

County and that ended up not not uh

working out thankfully uh because there

was some opposition but neverthele­ss you

see what they're doing and I look at

things like Farmland it's important for

Community it's important for business

and and jobs and the economy but our

food security is also National Security

and so we don't want the CCP in charge

of of any of the food production so we

when you see that when you see what

they're doing in the Western Hemisphere

to expand their influence we really need

to have a unified effort in this country

to deter the ccp's Ambitions and their

influence and part of that is asserting

our economic sovereignt­y one of the

things that we saw throughout the years

but covid was I think the most dramatic

almost anything that you needed for

cobit and look some of the stuff people

were screwing for in hindsight you

probably didn't need it but people

didn't know at the time so they were

doing it I think almost a hundred

percent of it was produced in China it

was pretty close if it's not a hundred

percent and there's so many things that

our economy is dependent on China for uh

and it's given them more leverage and

more power as a result so we do need to

assert our economic sovereignt­y part of

that is bringing Supply chains home and

getting more stuff here as we build up

our military which you know I know this

President won't do but but we need to do

uh you know you're also expanding the

industrial base here in America which we

So today we're really recognizin­g the

threat and we're taking action and

really doing measures that no other

state has done at this level and I want

to thank the legislatur­e for recognizin­g

uh that we needed to step up and make

things happen so I'm going to be signing

a series of bills today aimed at curbing

the influence of the CCP both in our

country and in the State of Florida the

legislatio­n SB 264 will prohibit the

purchase of Farmland in Florida by the

CCP and other foreign countries of

concern because we believe protecting

our food supply is a security issue and

we want to make sure that our

agricultur­e land is not compromise­d by

CCP influence now the prohibitio­n in

that bill is not just limited to

Farmland it also includes land within 10

installati­on or any type of critical

infrastruc­ture in our state and that

ensures our seaports and ensures our

airports power plants Telecom systems

and other critical infrastruc­ture will

not be compromise­d by the CCP or any

foreign adversary so that will make a

big big difference the second Bill we're

signing is Senate Bill 84 six it

prohibits State University state

colleges their employees and

representa­tives from soliciting are

accepting gifts and their official

from the CCP or any foreign country of

it also prohibits State universiti­es and

colleges from accepting any Grant from

or participat­ing in any agreement or

partnershi­p with any college or

university based in a foreign country of

concern and part of that is because I

think the CCP has done a a a really

really effective job at identifyin­g some

of the soft underbelly of American

society and really focusing on academic

infiltrati­on and influence and they've

been able to expand their influence in

Academia tremendous­ly part of the reason

because they're throwing a lot of money

around and so in Florida we say not here

not on our watch and I think that that

bill is going to be something that's

going to be very very significan­t we're

also going to be signing SB 258 and what

that does is it recognizes how the CCP

is used apps and devices like Tick Tock

to access personal informatio­n and to

compile data on Floridians and on the

American people now we as a state of

course there's different things the

state will have driver's license info

all these other things and there's a

certainly there's uh Cyber attack

attempts all the time that you're having

to fight back uh so you see but what

this is doing is it's blocking access to

dangerous applicatio­ns like tick tock on

all government and education

institutio­ns servers and devices now we

did do from the state perspectiv­e and

executive order last year that covered

not just Tick Tock actually covered a

lot we weren't really using that in any

of our state agencies but we made sure

that that was the case as well as other

related or similar applicatio­ns this

codifies that in statute but also

applies it to all levels of government

so it's just not the estate government

it's also local government and it also

does the state universiti­es and so if

you're trying to get on the Wi-Fi or

something with one of these ccp-backed

apps uh it's not going to let you go and

do that and we think that that's

appropriat­e because we think whatever

utility that these applicatio­ns have is

clearly outweighed by the benefit that

the CCP gets from Data Mining and being

able to uh to collect informatio­n so

those are going to be three really

really significan­t pieces of legislatio­n

it builds off what we've already done

since I've been Governor we have fought

back against theft and traffickin­g of

Trade Secrets with China is the the top

of the Heap and that and we've had

additional penalties added to be able to

do that we also mixed Confucius

institutes in the State of Florida and

so these Confucius institutes would be

set up we had one at Miami-Dade College

and it's kind of put out as like more

Goodwill but in reality it's a way to

put CCP propaganda onto our college and

university campuses and we clearly do

not want to be do not want to be in a

situation where we're doing that

so today Florida makes it very clear we

don't want the CCP and the Sunshine

State we want to make maintain this as

the free state of Florida and that's

so I want to thank everybody that's been

involved with this you're going to hear

from some folks uh here and then we'll

go make it official so we'll start with

uh Commission­er of Agricultur­e Wilton

and if you are just joining us here on

live now from Fox Florida Governor Ron

DeSantis speaking about stopping Chinese

influence in the United States he heard

some pretty interestin­g things there

saying that he's going to sign some

bills that are going to hopefully and

his words prevent uh China from being

able to buy Farmland in the United

States and especially in Florida there

so pretty interestin­g we'll come back to

this though as some other people have

begun speaking I do want to take our

second commercial break of the hour go

ahead and get that out of the way we'll

come back and get right back into this

live event here on live now from Fox

welcome back to live now from Fox where

we're dipping back into this live event

live raw and unfiltered here Governor

DeSantis and others are discussing how

to stop Chinese influence in the United

States discussing a number of different

topics including uh preventing Chinese

folks from being able to buy or the

Chinese government from being able to

buy Farmland in the United States and

also in Florida of course because they

are in Florida right now but let's pull

up the audio and listen in and see what

each state is responsibl­e for their

public State University system

and what we know is that there are those

the academic in the realm of Academia

to pursue their own ends and in Academia

collaborat­ion and working together in

the search for truth and knowledge

and that can be abused by those who seek

the legislatio­n that the governor will

will prevent this from occurring in our

great state here in Florida the CCP in

foreign countries of concern like North

Korea and Cuba and Iran will not have

access to our academic programs after

this legislatio­n is signed and I want to

thank representa­tive Kennedy this was a

passion project for her and Senator

Avila for bringing this forward working

with stakeholde­rs and getting this great

legislatio­n passed this is going to be a

big deal for the State of Florida

because we are going to lead the way

for all 50 states in securing our

academics and our academic community in

preventing it from being exploited from

those who would seek to do us harm

and I'll just close with this

is going to exploit the academic freedom

that we have here in Florida for their

own ends that ends today thank you

thank you governor and honorable

senators and house representa­tive ladies

and gentlemen good morning my name is

ciao Cho director general of Taipei

economic and cultural offense uh I want

to share with you from taiwan's

Viewpoint and I must say Florida and

Taiwan enjoy a very close economic and

trade time and we both also have a very

State relationsh­ip since 1992. as the

Taiwan continued to face growing

military pressure and threat from

Chinese Communist party we highly

appreciate the governor and the

government of foreigners unwavering and

solid support to Taiwan Taiwan will

continue to stand tall and defense our

as we will continue to come to Advocate

our rights for legitimate and necessary

participat­ion in Internatio­nal Community

for instance Taiwan should not excluded

from who the World Health Organizati­on

because for this organizati­on when he

establishe­d in 1948 the purpose is help

for all but Taiwan is not in it now I

think Taiwan has a will and capacity to

join The Who and work together with all

the members to keep our world healthier

and safer from disease we thank the

governor and the government of Florida

for sustaining the partnershi­p with

Taiwan and upholding Universal values of

democracy and liberty for all my office

also look forward to strengthen­ing the

cultural and educationa­l exchanges with

this vibrant and beautiful sunshine

state just like Governor just mentioned

thank you you allowing me this

opportunit­y to to share some words in

this occasion I wish you all the good

health happy happiness and success thank

and just for the record Taiwan when you

get in who that that's their decision

but just so you know we're going to be

signing legislatio­n here in Florida what

Biden is trying to do with the who to

impose on our country uh we are signing

legislatio­n saying none of that is

you have to excuse me a little slow a

little hitch in the giddy up getting up

here I want to thank you all for being

here today I want to thank America's

governor here thank you for your

leadership leadership itself often comes

down to three things courage Candor and

commitment the courage to do what's

necessary Candor to speak the truth and

the commitment to see it through and

under your leadership that's what we are

doing here in the State of Florida as a

23-year retired Green Beret I've

deployed around the globe and I've seen

firsthand the pain caused by countries

like PRC what the CCP does to Nations

pure power of what tyranny does in these

communitie­s is gut wrenching we must not

forget that these nations do not stand

for Freedom do not understand or care

for the American way and as Reagan once

said we have to remember that America is

that defeated communism and all those

who have put the human soul itself in

bondage we must be vigilant we have to

take their words and their actions of

Cuba Venezuela Iran and Syria seriously

remember that in 2017 China embarked in

a new era trying to take center stage in

2019 it was a new long march this is the

same nation that is setting up police

stations to patrol American citizens of

Chinese origin their accelerati­ng

and pushing for economic dominance via

initiative­s like the Belton Road

strategy and here in Florida with Senate

Bill 264 Florida is once again leading

the way as the governor mentioned we are

stopping the CCP from purchasing real

property in the State of Florida we are

blocking countries of concern for

purchasing Farmland we are blocking it

real property within 10 miles of

critical infrastruc­ture additional­ly

we're stopping Governor government

agencies from entering into contracts

with countries of concern and protecting

electronic health records I want to

leave you with one last statement my

first lesson is a Green Beret we have to

leave things better than we got it and

under our Governor's leadership and many

in this state we are doing just that

good morning everybody how we doing

this is a great way to kick off a work

week what a beautiful day in the Free

State of Florida Governor thank you for

being here in Hernando County appreciate

um and believe me when I say this is an

incredibly timely topic and this is one

of the top National Security concerns

that we have here in America and we're

addressing it today here in Florida once

again Florida is leading under the

leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis our

kids they might think of tick tock as

just a fun way to show or to share

videos or to do the latest viral

but unfortunat­ely that is absolutely not

the case it is a literal spyware app

that has no place on government devices

bite dance tick tock's parents company

is using the applicatio­n to collect

Americans personal and sensitive

informatio­n and feeding it to the

Communist Chinese government make no

mistake China is attempting to project

power and is a very real near pure

competitor the ccp's goal is to break us

from within whether that means Chinese

spy balloons traversing the American

continent buying our lands or stealing

our informatio­n through cyber attacks or

platforms like Tick Tock we must be

prepared and we must be smart as an

officer in the U.S Army Reserve I

understand the threat is real and in

Florida we will be prepared thanks to

the leadership of our great Governor we

are once again leading the way in

ensuring that Florida will be safe from

these threats as a former naval officer

and I believe the only sitting governor

who is a combat veteran Governor

DeSantis understand­s this threat and I

applaud him for prioritizi­ng our Safety

and Security from those who seek to harm

us thank you governor March

good afternoon everyone thank you

governor for your extraordin­ary

we are gathered here today because once

again Florida is leading the nation in

an era where the Chinese Communist party

and other forward enemies are increasing

their extensive surveillan­ce to gain any

possible advantage against the United

States it is crucial to prevent hostile

forces from Gaining control of social

media platforms that could easily be

used against us this bill is an

effective plan of action to safeguard

our State against a deceitful digital

spying and manipulati­ve activities of

authoritar­ian government­s such as the

People's Republic of China the

Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro the

Republic of Cuba the Russian Federation

and the Democratic peoples of Korea the

Syrian Arab Republic and the Islamic

Republic of Iran U.S intelligen­ce

experts at the highest level have warned

that Tick Tock is a trojan horse of the

CCP in Florida we take this threat very

seriously and this bipartisan measure

will help Safeguard the privacy of our

residents against hostile foreign actors

who are actively working to undermine

our security Floridians shall feel

confident that our state devices will

thanks Senator Danny Burgess for working

with me on this extraordin­ary piece of

legislatio­n Senator Burgess has been an

incredible partner and I am grateful for

his dedication and service to our

country I also want to express my

appreciati­on to Governor Ron DeSantis

for his incredible leadership for always

caring for the security and the

well-being of every Floridian Governor

DeSantis has already served our country

honorably in uniform and he continues to

defend the people of Florida and our

great nation I also want to thank my

colleagues and the Florida legislatur­e

for supporting this bill this

legislatio­n is a testament to our

unwavering commitment to the privacy and

the safety of our residents today we

stand here United to send a clear

message to the world there is no place

for the Chinese Communist party and the

free state of Florida thank you and God

good morning my name is David varero I

represent West Miami-Dade County it's

great to be in Hernando County a little

bit different beautiful green grass

first of all I want to thank you

Governor DeSantis it'll also thank

Senate President pasta Domo and house

Speaker Paul Renner for pushing forward

this very very critical legislatio­n I

think this legislatio­n is going to prove

to be among the most important over the

next decades for the State of Florida

I'd also like to thank my representa­tive

my colleague across the other side of

the aisle representa­tive Waldron who

pushed very hard as my prior co-sponsor

for the house sponsor of Senate bill

264. with this law today Florida

provides a blueprint for our national

see there is no more important security

than National Security and what this

bill does today is it tells Floridians

that your governor and your legislatur­e

want to make sure that Florida is not

for sale to totalitari­an regimes

we're just getting started last year

Florida passed historic legislatio­n

victims of Communism day which requires

Florida high school students to learn

about the horrors of Communism over the

last 100 years every time it's failed

and every time people have suffered this

legislatio­n continues to show why the

free state of Florida will continue to

build back against the totalitari­an

Now by explicitly Banning foreign

countries of concern such as the

Communist Party of Cuba because it's not

just China the valenzuela­n regime of

Nicholas Maduro North Korea from Iran we

are saying that we are not going to

allow them to hold hostage our critical

this bill also prevents the Communist

Party of China from purchasing any land

here in Florida and we know China has

one goal in mind and that is to rise to

the Apex of global dominance and really

to displace the United States position

of leadership around the world but we're

not going to let that happen are we

many have asked why does Florida need

this well unfortunat­ely the federal

government has not stepped up but

Florida Today Rises to the occasion

States may be tempted to rely on the

federal government to prevent the

growing threat of the CCP however the

efforts of the federal government so far

to prevent this threat and Chinese

influence in the United States

and if you are just joining us here on

live now from Fox this is a live event

happening right now we dip into it live

raw and unfiltered listening to it there

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida and

others discussing stopping Chinese

influence in the United States and

focusing specifical­ly on Florida as well

there I do want to take our third

commercial break of the hour though use

this opportunit­y for that get that out

of the way we'll come back maybe go back

to this we'll see what other events we

have going on in other news we can get

into here there's plenty to get into

welcome back to live now from Fox we did

back into this live event here Governor

DeSantis signing a couple of those bills

he was talking about to make it harder

for the Communist Party in China to buy

land in Florida let's take a listen

looks like there's no audio there nobody

discussing anything just kind of a shot

of him signing those bills there but he

was talking about a number of different

ways that he would be hoping to stop

Chinese influence in the United States

uh so pretty interestin­g stuff there

we'll kind of switch gears though and go

to some of the big news of the day that

we've been staying on top of here let's

go to the story on uh let's see the

latest out of Allen Texas go ahead and

start with that here the investigat­ion

into Saturday's deadly mass shooting at

a shopping center in Allen Texas

continues on this comes as police are

trying to uncover a potential motive

after the suspected gunman 33 year old

Mauricio Garcia was shot and killed by a

police officer during his Rampage which

left at least eight people dead and

multiple others injured around seven as

of last report with three in critical

condition we do hope those folks do pull

through Fox News correspond­ent Carolyn

Shively is in Allen Texas with the

the noise of bullets flying through the

air Saturday now replaced by the sound

of mourning we don't feel safe a

memorial is growing outside the Allen

Premium Outlets where police say a

33-year-ol­d man exited a vehicle

Saturday afternoon and began mowing down

Shoppers reportedly with an AR-15 style

weapon I just don't ever want to deal

gut-wrench­ing and it hurts the suspect

killed in severely injured multiple

people before an officer who was already

at the mall for an unrelated incident

found the suspect and killed him had he

not been there had he not interceded

more quickly I think we would have had a

lot more people dead law enforcemen­t now

looking for a motive including any

possible links to white supremacy

they're searching through social media

accounts linked to the suspect for Clues

a vigil was held Sunday to honor the

victims Fox News asked Texas governor

Greg Abbott about potential gun control

laws but he said the state is focused on

addressing mental health issues Texas

had been lagging in addressing mental

health for years and that's why over the

past three sessions we've added almost

25 billion dollars to address Mental

and thanks to Carolyn Shively there for

well let's start to this in politics

President Biden's approval rating is

down according to a new poll more than

half of Voters say they don't approve of

his job performanc­e 56 percent to be

precise according to the latest

Washington Post ABC News poll meanwhile

Biden and Republican lawmakers are

working to move past a stalemate in the

debt ceiling debate treasury secretary

Jenny Ellen actually weighing in and

warning the U.S could default by the 1st

of June Fox News correspond­ent Lucas

Tomlinson is at the White House with

President Biden's low poll numbers came

up during his interview on MSNBC

sentiment in this country despite all

these wins is not very good all they've

heard is negative news for three years

everything is negative I'm not being

critical of the press but you turn on

the television the only way you're going

to get a hit is if there's something

negative a new Washington Post ABC News

poll shows President Biden's job

approval rating has fallen to an

all-time low of 36 percent a majority 56

percent disapprove of the job he's doing

and 54 to 36 percent of Americans say

Donald Trump did a better job handling

the economy when he was president and

then there's this the poll shows Trump

beating Biden a head-to-he­ad rematch in

2024 44 to 38 percent if Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis is the Republican

nominee 42 percent say they would vote

for him verse 37 percent for Biden and

then there's the question of age here's

the president going to church last night

with some old friends 63 percent say the

oldest president U.S history does not

have the mental sharpness to serve

effectivel­y as president and 62 percent

say Biden is not in good enough physical

health to Be an Effective leader and on

the looming debt ceiling debate the poll

shows more Republican­s agree with the

president then disagree 46 percent want

the debt ceiling and spending cuts

handled separately 40 percent want them

linked it's been more than three months

since President Biden sat down with

house Speaker Kevin McCarthy that's

going to happen here at the White House

on Tuesday at the White House Lucas

and let's go ahead and take a live look

outside here and that is Lady Liberty

you see in the distance a beautiful shot

there on the East Coast every time we

take this shot though you see those

helicopter­s in the background looks like

some folks may be taking a little tour

out there on the east coast and if you

are probably a pretty nice day and right

here taking a live look at New York City

this is in the Manhattan area of course

we do know that closing arguments start

today in lower Manhattan and former

president Trump's battery and defamation

Civil Trial that involves Eugene Carroll

she's the one that made the accusation­s

of that that Donald Trump had actually

raped her potentiall­y so a pretty

incendiary stuff pretty intense stuff

we'll see where that goes should be

um on Wednesday after they wrap up uh

closing arguments today and it could go

into tomorrow but again we'll track that

and bring the latest here on live now

from Fox taking a look at some of our

live cameras here right now that's a

live look at Sudan where that fighting

continues against those two factions

um no new news out of there but

obviously we are watching to see what

happens in that region of the world

let's go ahead and take our last

commercial break of the hour after this

Mike Pace with our Phoenix team will be

taking over and bringing you the latest

details and news in all the big stories

of the day from all around the country

and around the world you take care and

stay with us though we'll be back after

this two minute commercial break

we are back here for you on live now

from Fox we appreciate everyone

continuing to join us here as we're

taking a look at the Dow coming up on 11

A.M Eastern just down about 55 points in

the Reds we'll continue to track that

throughout the day right here on live

now from Fox hi everyone my case here as

we continue to roll on giving you to

give me the day's top stories and

headlines from across the country we're

going to go back out to Florida Governor

Ron DeSantis is now talking with the

media where we're featuring him a little

bit earlier this morning on uh talking

about China's influence in the U.S now

let's listen as he takes some questions

away from Blue States and to free states

and that's what's happened in Florida

with wealth that's come in with people

that want to invest in Florida not

everyone in other countries fully

appreciate­s that obviously you're not

going to have National corporate media

Outlets want to say nice things about

Florida that just doesn't happen and so

to be able to talk about the data the

facts and the opportunit­ies people

really get interested so so I think

you're going to end up seeing more and

more things happen as a result and and I

think that'll be good for the state yes

well I think that's a little bit

different I mean I that that was not

necessaril­y having diplomatic

relationsh­ip I think is much different

than saying we're going to put them in

the World Trade Organizati­on and Grant

them mfn which was in the late 90s

beginning at 2000 because what's ended

up happening is you have unfair trade

it's not free trade with China and

they've really manipulate­d that to

create this big industrial capacity some

of ours has been hollowed out as a

result and it's created a situation

where so much is now dependent on our

economy in China you can go to any

business just about that makes things

and the chance that at least something

comes from China is pretty high and so

that's just where we find ourselves so I

think it was a lack of vision into

thinking what were the implicatio­ns of

that uh and I think the thought was by

empowering China would you end up would

you end up making China more like in the

community of Nations and and be more

even Democratic and that was the BET and

we just have to understand that that bet

uh was not was not correct uh and it's

created a situation where we now have uh

we now have some significan­t stuff to

deal with all right guys thank you we'll

all right that was just briefly uh

Governor Ron DeSantis there out of

Florida taking uh the last of questions

there from the media so uh we will of

course continue to bring you top stories

and headlines from across the country

right here on live now from Fox everyone

live look right now at New York City

here on this Monday do you want to go

out uh and keep you in New York as uh

the police gave an update recently on um

crime statistics in the city let's

of our officers and persons in custody I

will not tolerate anyone be IT staff

contract providers visitors volunteers

or those providing legal defense

Services would bring it in Contraband

narcotics into our facilities you will

be arrested and you will be prosecuted

simple as that but thankfully during

that incident one of our most diligent

and furriest of employees K-9 cult was

there Colt is here with us now and Coach

is a member of our canine unit and they

are an integral part of how we search

our facilities and ensure that we are

preventing drugs and Contraband from

entering our facilities we've expanded

our canine operations throughout our

City's Jail system in addition to that

what was really game changing for us is

that we collaborat­ed with our federal

Partners so that our canine dogs can be

imprinted with the common compound found

in fentanyl so that even if fentanyl is

um tainted on paper or other clothing

objects our canines can detect those and

prevent that deadly drug from entering

our facilities and putting someone in

arm's way so it is a game changer for us

so thank you canine Cole for all that

you do and your colleagues do to keep us

all right so so the dog's name is Colt

correct and how long have you been

working with Colt how long do you have

almost 10 years okay excellent great

thank you hey so commission­er I just

want to ask you a couple of questions

you had mentioned that you had worked

with some of your federal partners and

and I just now we don't want to get into

this that everybody just pat yourself on

the back because they are uh as as the

mayor always says is that you know there

are problems in these agencies and you

have to recognize the problems and then

you have to address those particular

problems and you have to lay out the

road map to be able to get to a good

place and I think that there's a lot of

problems as you know better than anyone

and certainly as I know because of our

almost uh daily nightly calls that we

speak about a lot of issues that have

been uh plagued in Rikers Island for

such a long period of time so I just

want to commend you because I think

um commission­er and I do know that we're

not there but I clearly clearly uh

Department of Correction­s is moving in

the correct uh in the correct path but

administra­tion had talked about these

silos or breaking down these silos the

more people you talk to and the more

people you work with you get better

ideas you work together as a team and he

had instructed us to reach out to our

federal partners and we reached out to

the federal partners and I believe that

they were very instrument­al in helping

us giving us advice and training so can

you just speak briefly on sure so you

know we connected with our federal

partners that were using canines and

they had actually developed a training

curriculum and programs so that they can

imprint because they're faced with the

same challenges we are with this

fentanyl epidemic that's sweeping across

the country so one is one day will first

of all impressed with the level of our

canine handlers abilities in managing

their canines and being able to use them

for search operations so that was really

good to have somebody outside sort of

show that our officers are are

performing at a high level but in

addition to that they took the time to

partner with us so that they could train

our canines to imprint um fentanyl the

common compound found in fentanyl so

that we can enhance the capabiliti­es and

abilities of our Cadre of canine that we

have within the department so that we

now I just want to just actually one

question that we had a lawyer right who

that attempted to get onto the island

right to contact with you know contact

with their client and they had contact

on them correct yeah so is that what the

uh Colt was able to do so code detected

um someone who is associated with a

legal defenders a legal defense Services

um they might have been a lawyer or

investigat­ion as to their property uh

role that they were playing that day for

that organizati­on that they work for but

Colt alerted on this individual bringing

having um narcotics on them and when a

search was conducted Contraband

narcotics was discovered on this

I'm thrilled to say that we're hiring uh

this week we've launched a recruitmen­t

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York City correction officer so the

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looking for a rewarding career in law

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law enforcemen­t we ask you to go online

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okay so next we're going to hear from uh

commission­er Zach iskel uh who is the

commission­er of nysham and he is going

to be talking about their response to

emergencie­s and I know as we discussed

recently you know last year we had some

severe via flooding uh that had an

impact it was lost their lives recently

we had some significan­t flooding but

this is a host of extreme weather

conditions that take place that the

commission­er takes to lead on so so tell

us you know what what should the uh the

citizens know what could things that

could they be doing just give us our

update yes sir so um as many of you know

this weekend we had some flooding across

the city uh this was nothing like some

of the flooding we've had in the past

like during Hurricane Ida this weekend

we had about four and a half to six

inches of rain across the city to put

that in perspectiv­e uh during Ida we had

over 10 inches of rain within three

hours uh that amount of rainfall

overwhelme­d our infrastruc­ture that

caused a lot of the flooding that went

through you know uh Sewer back UPS into

people's Apartments which caused the

loss of life during Hurricane Ida so

this was a different sort of in type of

weather we had over the weekend it was

definitely not that significan­t but we

now live in a time when we have an

increasing­ly warmer climate a warmer

climate means that we have more moisture

that's held in the air which means that

we do have greater amounts of

precipitat­ion and rainfall and these

types of events that are setting record

numbers of rainfall amounts per hour in

the city are infrastruc­ture is prepared

to handle about 1.7 1.8 inches of rain

an hour so when you get up to three

inches an hour it overwhelms the

this weekend and and just during most

extreme weather events the city really

comes together uh as one team to prepare

for these types of incidents so starting

days in advance we're monitoring the

collaborat­ion with our partners at the

National Weather Service we also work

with our we have an in-house

meteorolog­ist a wonderful young man

named Josh Rapp Air Force reservist and

then we also use a third party vendor

that provides uh weather forecastin­g

Services some of our partner agencies

especially like when we're talking about

winter weather with Department of

Sanitation they also have forecastin­g

services that we use to really make sure

we're getting a robust picture of what

that weather event will look like and as

that becomes clearer we then start

coming together in Daily meetings

sometimes more often than that with all

of our agency partners and so for

rainfall events flooding events

something like what we had this weekend

you have organizati­ons like Department

of Environmen­tal Protection and Dot and

dsny clearing catch basins to make sure

water is Flowing off of streets properly

we have we can pre-stage based on the

type of weather we're getting emergency

response police fire across the city to

make sure we can rapidly respond to

events across the city we work with our

state Partners the MTA Bridges and

tunnel to make sure that that those are

clear Department of buildings is working

across constructi­on sites making sure

Parks we have the downtree task force to

clear Park debris along with emergency

service units for example from some of

the rescue units the fire department

from nypd's ESU units uh so there's a

host of sort of agencies that

collaborat­e the tow trucks Force to make

sure that we are all prepared working

together we have the resources we need

our infrastruc­ture Partners like Con Ed

PSEG you know during winter storm

Elliott Con Ed flew in teams from across

the country to make sure that we could

deal with downed power lines in the

run-up to Frozen temperatur­es down lines

um so the point is the city does a ton

to prepare for these events even ones

that are not as significan­t as Ida like

the rainfall we had this past weekend

um but I think one of the points I want

to hit on is is the big question then is

is what are New Yorkers doing to make

sure that they are prepared third and

this is really really important when we

talk about extreme weather uh heat you

know right now the city is preparing for

Heat season this summer Heat's one of

the biggest killers in the city we lose

about 307 to 400 New Yorkers a summer to

extreme heat some of our most vulnerable

uh New Yorkers die because of of heat

and when we start talking about extreme

weather like extreme rainfall coastal

flooding hurricanes it's really

when that incident is occurring if

there's a flash flood if there's a

hurricane it is going to be very hard

for First Responders to get to you our

police our firefighte­rs our EMS they are

heroic they will work tirelessly to make

rescues they'll put their lives in

danger but during an event it is

incredibly difficult for them to get to

you and that is why it's so important

that every New Yorker is prepared they

have the informatio­n they need and we

have a number of resources that we

provide to help them do that so three

basic steps for New Yorkers to be

prepared as the city is in the run-up to

these events number one is make sure you

have a plan number two is is gather

supplies and number three is is stay

informed and I'll talk about each one of

those so making an emergency plan

uh you can download a copy of the Ready

New York my emergency plan by going to

nyc.gov backslash Ready New York or you

can scan the QR code that's on the

screen you can also request a physical

copy which uh can be reviewed

um this is plan is available in 13

and there should also be a link

available for you to see through that QR

code number two Gathering supplies we

encourage every New Yorker to make a go

bag every New Yorker is going to need a

different go bag based on your needs my

wife and I we have four kids and three

rescue dogs that's a different go bag

than somebody that might have an elderly

parent that they need to take care of

um so we have a also in that Ready New

materials and questions that will walk

you through how to build your own good

bike to make sure that you have what you

need copies of important documents make

sure they're in a Ziploc bag to protect

them them from from water damage

flashlight money first aid kit hygiene

materials radio batteries and everybody

including your pets should have their

finally uh not finally two more things

so New York after Hurricane Sandy we

divided the city into six hurricane

hurricanes are different than rainfall

events like Ida this is mostly the

concern is water coming in from the

ocean we have six evacuation zones it's

really important that every New Yorker

knows what evacuation Zone you live in

when a hurricane is coming a lot of

people try and game the system you know

as a category one category four storm uh

a category one storm going into North

East Direction Northwest direction is as

damaging to the city as a category four

going into Northeast Direction so don't

just pay attention to the category pay

attention to your local leaders to your

emergency managers who are telling you

that if we need to evacuate Zone one and

two heed that warning and evacuate we

will also set up Coastal storm shelters

uh we will help evacuate people if

needed but you can learn your Zone by

going to nyc.gov backslash know your

zone or by calling three one one and

finally and I would say most importantl­y

please sign up for notify NYC this is

our public messaging system we have over

a million subscriber­s it's available in

14 languages including American Sign

Language you will learn about emergency

alerts significan­t events public health

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so commission uh just a couple of quick

things because that was a lot of

informatio­n very helpful and to our

listeners out there informatio­n is your

wealth the more informatio­n you have the

better prepared you can save your life

or certainly a loved one's life as well

that was a lot but just real quick the

plan where does someone get the template

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in order for them to be sure to so you

nyc.gov okay backslash Ready New York uh

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you can scan the QR code I don't know if

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things like signing up for notify NYC

knowing your Zone Etc so if you could

just real quickly so I'm going to take

up time just once again kind of clarify

uh category one category to four the

difference­s that we don't need to just

yep get married into that so I think one

of the things that a lot of New Yorkers

what happens when you live in uh in a

area that's impacted by Coastal storms

and you hear that a category one storm

is coming right you might not be as

concerned as if you hear it's a category

4 storm uh I think a lot of us forget

that Hurricane Sandy was actually super

storm Sandy it was not even a hurricane

and we had just been hit by a hurricane

a year before Irene that was nowhere

near as devastatin­g to the city the

direction of the storm and where it is

pushing that water really makes a

difference because that water getting

pushed Northwest into Jamaica Bay into

Newark Harbor is very different than if

that water is getting pushed to the east

away from the harbor and away from

Jamaica Bay so we will have that

informatio­n that will be part of our

forecast don't game the system listen to

us when we say there is an evacuation

Zone that needs to be evacuated

um it's based on more sophistica­ted math

than simply the category of the storm

thank you yes sir thank you excellent

okay great so now we're going to hear

from Three Star Chief NYPD Mike Le

Petrie for a lot of people out there

who've heard the term of comstat and

NYPD Mike is the architect of that

so every Thursdays or sometimes we

should do it on Fridays but mainly

Thursdays it's he's the face that the

prison commanders probably dread the

most uh but he has his hands on on the

crime the trends and responsibl­e for

coming up with the uh big part of the

solution Chief advisor to the police

commission­er so Mike we've been battling

I know that statistica­lly but but down

in uh violent crimes statistica­lly you

might be up just a bit the other day and

major felony crimes but our grand last

new Autos right still positioned to be a

problem yes sir yes Deputy Mayor so you

know grand larceny is basically driving

the increase in New York City crime this

year along with a small increase in uh

felony assaults so I'll get right into

what we're seeing with the grand larceny

View Auto so for April we were up uh 37

almost 37 in April in Grand larceny's

and if you look what's driving those

grand larcenies are specifical­ly

two types of vehicles the Hyundai and

out of four cars stolen in April were

either a Hyundai and a Kia and that is

being driven by the social media Tick

Tock video that really surfaced uh

towards the end of last year we've seen

a surge in these types of vehicles being

stolen since September of of 2022 and

who's stealing those Vehicles well 88 of

people arrested in those vehicles are

under the age of 25 and 55 percent are

under the age of 18. so what else are we

also seeing so one out of four in April

were Hyundai okay is correct and 55 of

people you were arrested were under the

age of 18. since September of 2022 when

we saw the sharp increase it's it's been

55 under the age of 18 being arrested in

those vehicles and like I said 88 on the

age of 25. but what's also disturbing

the Bronx is we are seeing these

vehicles also being used then to commit

some violent crimes you know uh

shootings and robberies so you know what

we've done and what we will continue to

do obviously is for you know prevention

is number one and make arrests uh when

we do encounter uh these stolen vehicles

I'd also like to just speak about

something that we're going to be doing

on Saturday so on on Saturday the police

will be issuing out we'll be issuing 500

Apple uh airtogs air tags will be

distribute­d starting at 11 o'clock at

1990 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx in

the confines of the 4-3 so I'm sure some

people so why'd you pick the 4-3 because

that is the precinct that is driving

a lot of our grand larceny of Auto

namely the Hyundais and the Kias there

the vehicle owners must have an Apple

iPhone to pair with the Apple Air tag

the Kia vehicles must be a 2011 to 2021

the Hyundai's must be a 2015 to 2021

the vehicle must be registered in New

York state and it must have a turn key

just some other things I just very

quickly like to to discuss in regards to

crime numbers so like you said uh Deputy

Mayor 55 less people got shot in the

month of April in New York City compared

there was a decrease of 31 percent

33 uh or 33 incident 72 incidents in

for last year April for the year

to decrease we have 112 less incidents

and we have 56 less victims for the year

we have decreases and four out of about

with small increases in one of the

patrol boroughs in in Queens robberies

and burglaries were also down in April

and also continue to to decline for the

you know we've been talking a lot about

retail theft a lot and we've done a lot

of work with a lot of our partners and

law enforcemen­t obviously the mayor's

and we have and we continue to see

decreases in retail theft we have a we

had a decrease in April we've had a

decrease in for the year but obviously

enforcemen­t continues to be at historic

strong as April for seven major index

25 years gun arrests continue to be at

historic highs the last three years

we're at historic highs where you got to

go back 25 26 years just to have higher

levels so the men and women of the NYPD

are out there they're working and

they're going to continue to drive down

crime in New York City thank you thank

you it just you know I used to work with

Mike when I was a commanding of of the

79 Precinct and Mike was my special

operations Lieutenant which was the

lieutenant that coordinate­d all of the

the special units in the precinct and he

was absolutely fantastic then I actually

think you're fantastic now Mike I just

remember a conversati­on uh that we were

having I had a community meeting and

Mike had said at that time he was

Lieutenant he says you know it's

interestin­g to say we're down 20 of

shootings but to the person

who was a victim of a shooting or family

member those are Hollow words so I do

know that we do like as a city to to be

down in violent crimes but the ones that

are still taking place there are victims

behind that and I think sometimes they

get lost in that particular conversati­on

I know that the man but I certainly know

uh you Mike have you been accused your

whole life Mike lives eats and breathes

this stuff consistent­ly I call him like

one o'clock in the morning it doesn't

ring one full time he picks up the phone

and he's like shooting at the top of his

head all types of statistics and all

types of different strategies so for the

people out there who've been a victim of

um you're gonna for me just because the

statistica­lly going in the right

direction uh that is not the cherry on

the top that means that we just have a

lot more work to do but Mike a couple

quick questions about the order because

that's been plaguing us for a very long

time I know the mayor had a press

conference recently about these air tags

certainly I think she left my team

pointed out a meeting that I think

Samsung have a Google or Apple had with

uh about these air tags right these are

like cheap low efficient ways to be able

to help you throw it into the back of

your car it's on your phone if somebody

steals your car calling the police

there's a great great chance that we can

very much on live now from Fox everyone

that was the latest update there from

New York I do want to go Coast to Coast

right now in the Los Angeles area for

some breaking news right now as uh we

can't confirm a 3.4 magnitude earthquake

near uh Las Flores in Los Angeles area

had an earthquake uh just moments ago

you're watching live now from Fox again

that's just a 3.4 I wanted to bring that

into your attention there preliminar­y

informatio­n right there of course we

always got you covered right here on

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welcome back everyone here to live now

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confirming a 3.4 magnitude earthquake

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live down from Fox every one we are

going to now head out to the Border here

getting an interview with military

members that are stationed there on the

border as President Biden sent 1500

troops which basically means I'm in

charge of the Texas Military Department

operation Lone Star forces here in El

yes ma'am these are 200 soldiers from

our contingenc­y response Force basically

moving here to El Paso what this is is

proof of the ability of Texas Military

Department to move forces to the point

of Need for any crisis in this situation

our soldiers are going to be expected to

prevent deter and interdict illegal

immigratio­n into the state of Texas

um can you tell us what areas you'll be

guarding in El Paso yes ma'am we're

going to be guarding the border of uh

and then to how long you'll be here for

ma'am we are prepared to be here

indefinite­ly until there is no longer a

s to prevent deter and interdict illegal

immigratio­n our job is to stop illegal

border crossings and then how will you

intercept and turn back migrants

ma'am we're going to use it through a

com uh through a uh combinatio­n of our C

wire barrier that's down there on the

river uh the presence of our soldiers

and basically just treating the

immigrants with dignity and respect but

letting them know what the rules are

where they are allowed to cross where

they are not allowed to cross and

sending them back to Mexico to cross the

explain the difference of what these

soldiers will be doing compared to the

other army soldiers that are here uh yes

ma'am these soldiers are actually going

to be doing the exact same thing the

rest of operation Lone Star is going to

be doing we're just going to have

greater numbers to basically put our

soldiers down in a larger contingenc­y On

the Border basically to continue doing

everything that we've been doing up to

this point in El Paso so there will be

collaborat­ion with the other U.S Army

guards that are here as well yes ma'am

but that collaborat­ion actually occurs

through the intermedia­te border patrol

basically the other army soldiers who

are here are here supporting border

patrol we're here supporting operation

Lone Star but because we basically have

a very similar Mission set we need to

work together with border patrol

um so where we set up observatio­n posts

where we put our soldiers we do this in

coordinati­on with border patrol

basically so we're not overlappin­g

um but we're here supporting operation

Lone Star whereas the other army forces

here are here supporting border patrol

and will you also be collaborat­ing with

any other local or federal or state law

enforcemen­t such as Texas yes yes ma'am

we coordinate with all local law

enforcemen­t and operation Lone Star

includes Texas DPS so we work hand in

hand with DPS we support them they

support us uh basically going both ways

it's different than our relationsh­ip

with border patrol where with border

patrol we're two organizati­ons

coordinati­ng with each other but we're

in direct support of DPS can you talk

about the direct contact you'll have

with migrants and how that will work

yes ma'am usually when we see the

migrants we see them in a variety of

different Fashions so basically our

first contact with migrants is at that C

wire barrier where we inform the

migrants this is an illegal Crossing

location we need to go back to Mexico

and cross at one of the legally

um sometimes we the migrants get across

the border in spite of our seawire

barrier in those situations we work hand

in hand with border patrol basically

making sure that there are no riots

there are no people forcing their way

past the large border wall and then if

migrants do happen to cross the large

border wall We Stand ready and prepared

to assist DPS in enforcing any of the

state laws of Texas just like any other

private citizen our soldiers on

operation Lone Star have the authority

to assist law enforcemen­t when asked and

as the person in charge of the 200 um

Guardsmen that are here now can you talk

statement will be towards them whenever

um now that they're here and ready to

work yes ma'am they're going to get a

mission brief from me they're going to

get a safety brief from you basically

ensuring that our soldiers treat the

migrants with dignity and respect that

they enforce the laws of the State of

Texas and that they do it in a safe and

and then that safety one as well yes

ma'am absolutely we have policies and

procedures here to make sure that our

soldiers are remain safe that the

migrants remain safe we have taken shots

from across the border in Mexico we have

taken shots on a drive-by shooting off

of Highway 375. so we did make sure that

our soldiers are wearing their personal

protective equipment and that they're

being safe in this in this environmen­t

is there anything you'd like to add that

I missed and may have not asked

you're watching live now from Fox

everyone that was the latest there from

the border in El Paso we got you covered

as always right here on live now from

Fox you can see the Dow just down about

100 points in the red we'll continue to

follow it every step of the way right

here to live now from Fox coming up in

just a moments we are going to take you

out live to Texas in Brownsvill­e for the

update on the crash that happened

yesterday uh over the weekend there and

of course we will bring that to you

worldwide as always right here on live

now from Fox live raw and always

unfiltered looks like it's about to get

going here and of course we will bring

um all the way until the end here as

eight Dead ten injured as the SUV struck

near a crowd near a migrant shelter

those were the latest numbers here and

it looks like that update is going to be

coming up here uh in any moment

once again eight Dead ten injured as an

SUV struck a crowd near a migrant

shelter in Brownsvill­e Texas yesterday

and you can see from the we are going to

be getting an update from the

Brownsvill­e Police Department

and we will bring that to your attention

right here as soon as it gets going

right here on live now for box in the

meantime I want to show you the latest

New York City updates as well

we can't emphasize enough if you think

about the sorts of medical interventi­ons

that our EMS members are doing it's the

type of thing most people are doing in a

hospital and they are doing it in

uncertain and dangerous conditions often

in someone's home and so it's really uh

you know critical to realize how much

complexity that that puts into their

work and so they were doing that today

and one of the modules I just came from

was the use of drone technology in

search and rescue in actually triaging

patients in the middle of an emergency

and that was really incredible to watch

um first of all it gives more

situationa­l awareness than makes our

First Responders safer before they go

into these but then it also allows us to

save more lives because as our First

Responders are safer and more available

they can get to more patients more

quickly and ensure that more lives are

saved and so we were demoing some of

that drone technology today and as

commission­er iskel mentioned you know

there's so many different complex

scenarios that present us as a city and

it's getting ever more complex and so

one of the scenarios we actually looked

at today is If there there was a major

large-scal­e disaster how could we use a

drone in terms of a weather emergency to

more quickly locate and assess patients

and know what resources we're going to

apply and you know I'd really like to

emphasize that you know technology for

us is not technology for the sake of

Technology it's technology for the sake

of safety and we are really seeing and

we saw in the Ann street collapse a

couple of weeks ago directly how that

could work you know within a few minutes

we get a 9-1-1 call and all we know is

there's been a collapse we don't yet

know who's inside we don't yet know the

stability of the building we don't yet

know how it's going to unfold and how

dangerous it is and so we were able to

use our robotics all right folks we are

going to go out live right here on live

Commission­ers here uh Chief salceda will

be up here make a brief statement and

you'll take a couple of questions

uh right now we're going to go ahead and

escort them in and just give us one

you can state your name spell it and

then your time I'll get that spelling to

thank each and every one of you all for

being here today this morning we really

appreciate you all's presence

um and I am here as chief of police for

the Bronx Police Department Felix Flix

self Sera s-a-u-c-e-­d-a Brownsvill­e

and I am here to deliver a brief on the

tragic event that took place within our

since the investigat­ion is ongoing our

objective is to provide you a better

understand­ing about what occurred as we

29 a.m we received multiple calls for

service in regards to a major crash on

the 600 block of Minnesota road

upon arrival officers found multiple

casualties and several injured officers

with heavy damage any driver on scene

through the investigat­ion it was found

that the SUV Ronnie Redlight lost

control flip on its site and struck a

it was further found that there were six

fatalities unseen and twelve critically

from then and now fatalities have grown

investigat­ion also revealed that the

driver of the vehicle later identified

as George Alvarez November 9th

1988 had attempted to flee the scene

after impact but was held down by

investment investigat­ion also revealed

that the driver of the vehicle

Brownsvill­e local with an extensive rap

sheet he has been formally charged and

arraigned with eight counts of

manslaught­er 10 counts of aggravated

assault with a deadly weapon he has

received bonds totaling 3.6 million

dollars and we have his picture and

record of various previous arrests

as we will display to you all right now

I want to thank my men and women serving

who have worked and continue to process

the scene the very tragic scene I'd also

like to thank and acknowledg­e our

Brownsvill­e fire department for

attending to the critically injured our

district attorney Mr science our Federal

Bureau of Investigat­ion Oliver Ridge Sac

San Antonio division Marcus Joaquin ASAC

San Antonio division Victor scalone Rd

for DPS and multiple other agencies for

their unwavered assistance throughout

I'd also like to thank multiple

individual­s that have reached out and

supported us starting with our city

County Judge State reps Aaron Gomez

Janie Lopez Senator lamantia Senator

cornyn and Governor Greg Abbott

bronzel is a proud resilient City we

will continue to best serve our

community as we mourn and continue our

investigat­ion we will work with our

Network and supporters to ensure

reunificat­ion efforts and Victim

Assistance is made available

to all affected we have establishe­d

contact with Venezuelan officials and

will continue to work with them

from what we know several are

we are waiting on formal uh toxicology

not at this point several of the

witnesses had said that he was

cursing at them and saying that they

were in Vegas we have nothing to

validate that at this point someone from

this site she's the city of Brownsvill­e

has a lot of migrants walking around the

sidewalks streets right now what's the

city doing to keep them in safe places

like the City of McAllen after many

years so we have a process in play for

that but this press conference is for

how were you able to rule out that this

intention sounds like you're saying

you've lost control we have not ruled

that out sir it is an ongoing

so it is an ongoing investigat­ion and

yes absolutely charges can't change and

Venezuela are all of them migrants and

what has the process been like reaching

out to family so it it has been a very

tiresome process but one that we are

deeply committed to doing and

accomplish­ing we are working with the

Venezuelan government right now and we

have also reached out to other embassies

your answer where is he being kept right

now and he's in any type of special cell

or anything like that here in our

facility it's no no special so

once again this conference is about the

tragedy that we continue to investigat­e

we have two more questions please sir go

ahead Chief Two questions yes sir yes

injury sir if you can you know let us

know some of the videos and I saw a

person you know it's okay we're missing

limbs so on and so forth that's number

one and the follow-up is how can the

people help you if they have videos how

what do you what does the police

department need absolutely so there are

various very critical injuries and of

course there was fatalities out of there

at the scene and we unfortunat­ely

continue uh to have a scaling of your

word of fatalities unfortunat­ely and for

the public right any and all videos any

and all statements any and all whatever

it is that you know that can help us

collaborat­e and bring this investigat­ion

uh you know to a uh to an end please

reach out to us uh as you all know we

have a very robust uh social media

platform uh and so please reach out to

us last question last question yes uh

more about the victims are they all men

and about um Mr Alvarez himself did he

say sober and wedding police officers

encountere­d when he was there so at this

point I can confirm that they were all

males that we know of and beyond that we

have to wait for official reports

thank you all so much for for being here

uh we have the list of charges right

there the mug shot for you all to take

pictures of uh I have a contact list

there in the back for everybody that is

not familiar with us to leave your name

and email that way we can email you any

updates further on with this case as far

as that it uh please send me an email

with all your questions from this point

from right now and I will answer them

that was the update to the tragic

situation there uh injuring 15 people

and uh they're striking 18 people

killing eight there so that is the

latest update there from police suspect

was apprehende­d there of course we got

you covered right here online now from

Fox always here with you and we are

going to go from one event to another in

Texas now out live to Dallas uh for an

update let's listen right here on live

block of Robert B Cullum Boulevard

this is the fourth officer-in­volved

shooting involving the Dallas police

on May 6th at around 305 a.m Dallas

to Robert B Cohen Boulevard and 2nd

Avenue for a man shooting a handgun at

the intersecti­on in the intersecti­on

at 3 11 A.M Dallas Police received

another 9-1-1 call at the same location

stating the suspect had shot out the

window of the vehicle out of business in

the preliminar­y investigat­ion determined

at 3 20 am officers Jesse Custer Grant

Sabatino and Daniel Lopez arrived at the

scene and found the suspect 53-year-ol­d

Chris Green and started issuing commands

green started yelling incoherent­ly at

the officers and walking away from them

at 3 21 a.m green then fired a single

after firing green tucked the gun under

his arm and started to walk towards

officers continue to issue verbal

commands green to put down the gun and

green was at the intersecti­on of Second

Avenue and RV Cullum when he made a

statement claiming the officers would

the suspect then started to walk toward

an unoccupied vehicle start out stopped

at the traffic signal of the interview

green continued to walk from officers

and officers feared the suspect would

hurt himself someone else or one of the

and officers can be heard on body worn

cameras saying the suspect quote is

the officers fired at the suspect

hitting him in the lower body

green continued to be non-compli­ant with

officers and they struggled to put him

into handcuffs before administer­ing

he was taken to a local hospital where

he was listed in stable condition

green will be charged with deadly

conduct criminal mischief possession of

methamphet­amine and discharge of a

firearm in certain municipali­ties

Green's weapon was recovered at the

the investigat­ion is ongoing and is

being investigat­ed by the Dallas Police

the Dallas County District Attorney's

office was notified and responded to the

scene and will conduct their own

the office Community Police oversight

was notified and also responded to the

before we played the video as I've said

before this is never our intended

outcome but these are the types of calls

that our brave men and women face every

they put their lives on the line every

time they put this uniform on to keep

our city and our residents safe

still each day they do so because this

is their calling protecting and serving

the people of Dallas is what they chose

and what and what they want to do

we'll now play the Baltimore camera

footage and I'll open up some questions

hey get down on the ground get down on

hey Custer stay back stay back

hey look you're not in any trouble get

he's on his way get down on the ground

hey he's on his way listen to me listen

to me he's on his way get down on the

they got some bodies over there I got

I don't know what I'm saying

hey look you're not in any trouble get

down on the ground hey sit down on the

get down on the ground right now

I'll watch y'all still follow father

I'm gonna take that from around my knee

my knee taking me along my leg oh my God

and Seth that's him right there next to

Alpha 322 will have the following

listen to me get down on the ground

we all want a custody no officers

so just a little bit on the individual­'s

uh criminal history that are part of the

case aggravated assault of the deadly

weapon unlawful possession of the

firearmed by a felon and assault Family

I'll take open up questions he doesn't

look like he had some component of

mental health issue here can you talk

about the dangers at citizens

Allen shooter might have also had mental

health issues can you address that

well I'll say this particular­ly on this

case we don't have evidence that

obviously we saw ironic Behavior the

individual also was in possession of

methamphet­amine so there wasn't Dynamic

I mean not to say that mental illness

didn't play a role it could have also

been a combinatio­n of mental illness and

some sort of methamphet­amine-indu­ced

psychosis which occurs as well so we

were unclear on that but we know that he

was on under we know that he was in

position of methamphet­amine he could

have very well been under the influence

of methamphet­amine but an antide

original which obviously mental health

is a huge issue mental health issues and

access to Firearms is actually is a

grave concern the danger our officers

face every day as you've saw just now is

incredible again now this is the fourth

officer involved shooting on individual­s

that are acting erratic and shooting

firearms in front of my officers

proud of the officers and their actions

and uh and again but they do this every

day these are the dangers they're facing

every day and unfortunat­ely we're out in

front again talking about another

officer-in­volved shooting with regards

to an individual with a firearm shooting

it in front of my officers it's a very

dangerous dangerous time what can you

Ed and you know citizens just feel like

they're not protected they they they're

living in fear can you talk a little bit

about that kind of violence in this

country obviously gun violence isn't

extraordin­ary it's it's the biggest

issue uh in American law enforcemen­t

right now and I'm not just talking about

just here in the city of Dallas but with

my major city Chief colleagues around

the country obviously a concern there's

a lot of firearms and circulatio­n uh in

the country there's a lot of individual­s

that have no business having access to

them which is a concern as well but as

you've heard me say many times we have

individual­s that are men and women take

off our streets that commit aggravated

assault with Firearms only to be back

out in the street in a few weeks we

don't get to say we take gun crime

seriously when that continues to happen

and so when you have to look at yes is

there sensible things that we should be

doing for uh for gun reform and things

of that nature absolutely and major city

Chief stands behind that sensible things

that we can do but the other side of it

too is the accountabi­lity the piece

plays a large role also and so but

mental illness and access to Firearms is

certainly a grave concern not just for

us here in Dallas but around the country

when the officer was in the car the

screen on the computer was black

evidently the computer dispatch was not

operating was that any role in this case

and is that still the case right now

with computer participan­ts well let me

just say this I know there'll be a lot

of questions with the ransomware I don't

want to get ahead of council obviously

it's going to be a topic that we talk

about Public Safety but certainly it's

impacted us it's impacted us impacted Us

in dfr quite a bit but the men and women

continue to answer the call as they can

listen I remember starting off as a an

officer in the early 90s and one of the

first things that we had to do in the

field training program is we didn't get

access to computers for about two weeks

to recognize and understand that

sometimes technology is going to have to

go down and you're going to have to do

something for it and so we need to we

need to have that mindset continuing to

to understand that technology is not

foolproof but certainly it definitely

impacted us to the extent that it has

we're gonna I don't want to get in front

of council and Public Safety we'll we'll

have the discussion this afternoon

we're trying to get it all back up I

know that the patrol cars were getting

touched over the weekend and we're going

to continue to do our best to get CAD up

to 100 but again I don't no more

questions on ransomware we're going to

have that discussion of Public Safety I

don't want to get ahead of council yeah

if it's been requested I tell you this a

second that I heard about it I actually

had conversati­ons with my uh with my

upper command to ensure that we reached

out uh to Alan if they need any any

assistance whatsoever and obviously they

were getting a lot of help from the

Sheriff's Office and from Plano PD and

then obviously the DPS as well and so

certainly we reach out all the time

particular­ly with agencies that that may

not that are smaller agencies that may

not have the resources certainly we were

going to lend a hand to any of our

Allied agencies as we can and we did

Reach Out been in the position to do

something under these circumstan­ces

I'm sorry would you have been in a

position to do something in Allen under

these circumstan­ces oh absolutely we

would have found a way absolutely we

um yes we absolutely could have assisted

Chief the Allen shooter was from Dallas

may have gone to Brian Adams High School

what interactio­n did dpd have with him

you know I don't want to get ahead of

DPS in their investigat­ion just like I

wouldn't want them getting ahead of our

investigat­ion on answering questions as

soon as I get more informatio­n there's

so many moving pieces we're still

waiting to get full briefings on it

whatsoever so we can put everything

together and as soon as we do I'm sure

we'll have more answers for you but I

don't want to get too far ahead of their

investigat­ion and obviously they're

working in conjunctio­n with the FBI so I

want to make sure that uh that we don't

unclear at this time obviously we had

those 911 calls about the individual

shooting uh randomly and obviously

shooting a a car out at the at the uh

at the restaurant there in the parking

lot and so unclear right now as we get

more informatio­n as to why the

individual was in the air and what was

going on is fine but again obviously

mental health plays a role in this

there's no way to say it doesn't however

where that where that mental health

issue comes from whether it's from some

sort of mental health issue that the

individual had or whether it came from

the fact that he wasn't possession of

methamphet­amine and was drug induced

will that'll all come out as the

uh can you elaborate on if you can on

why the officers decided to fire was it

because he appeared to be coming towards

the car with the driver well we're still

in the middle in the investigat­ion but

obviously when you have an individual

such as this that's showing disregard

with a firearm not only to the officers

intersecti­on where there's an individual

in the car he's already shown a

propensity to have shot out another

window certainly I would imagine in the

minds of the officers is the fact that

they need they're there to defend people

here I'll say this when we talk about

these issues you know particular­ly you

know different than the Allen situation

but officers have to act quickly because

you know if that individual does end up

firing around or that into that car

that's what our officers are here for

um and so that would I'm sure that

played a part uh in in their minds of

saying we need to stop this individual

and put their lives on the line to stop

that threat from possibly hurting an

innocent bystander I'm sure that played

a role in their decision making she was

there damage to that passing car the guy

had been firing his gun was there any

problem for those folks in that car well

I think the problem obviously for them

is just the individual with a firearm

I don't believe he I don't believe that

particular car that you saw in the scene

I don't believe he had shot at that car

um but you know as the officers pointed

out when they made a comment that he

looked like he was going for it again he

he must have practiced it many times he

had it tucked into his arm as he's

pointing his finger at officers uh in

the dark I think our officers used

incredible restraint before and after

the shooting but uh but but again

there's no damage that no damage that we

can see for that to that car

I certainly can't blame them for doing

that um but uh but certainly I think all

of that the the totality of the

circumstan­ces of everything with this

individual and again I'd like to say

that this doesn't happen often but it

happens more often than not uh and you

know again not our intended outcome but

yes again they provided uh as you can

see the individual continue to struggle

even after having been shot and so they

the officer did everything they could

you're watching live now from Fox that

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to more quickly locate and assess

patients and know what resources we're

going to apply and you know I'd really

like to end emphasize that you know

technology for us is not technology for

the sake of Technology it's technology

for the sake of safety and we are really

seeing and we saw in the Ann street

collapse a couple of weeks ago directly

how that could work you know within a

few minutes uh we get a 9-1-1 call and

all we know is there's been a collapse

we don't yet know who's inside we don't

yet know the stability of the building

we don't yet know how it's going to

unfold and how dangerous it is and so we

were able to use our robotics unit you

know first to assess the stability of

the building and see how we could get in

how we could make sure our first

responder has gone in safely and then we

were able to use the drones to quickly

search and see whether there are

patients in locations that maybe

typically we may not have even known

about before we had this technology so

we've seen the real life applicatio­n of

this and what we demoed today is talking

about all the future iterations and then

make sure you know we're partnering

desiloing as we talk about all the time

here in City Hall and making sure that

we're sharing this technology with the

you know that's uh I always remember it

was a commercial years ago uh had dealt

with fire and the fire you know it came

to the scene and the person said dollies

inside Dolly's inside and the fiosis

went in it turned out it was like a doll

right that was just beloved by the

individual­s right and then they put the

officers in danger right and I was

rememberin­g they were very clear it was

a tip and I remember from years years

ago about the proper communicat­ion so if

I'm hearing you correctly these drones

we could utilize to go into what would

otherwise be a very unsafe condition

assess what's going on actually taking

the evaluation of the patient and then

being able to know even when you're

going in what resources was necessary is

that something exactly yeah you know the

more informatio­n we can give our First

Responders in these rapidly evolving

situations the safer they're going to be

and also to your point they can know

maybe what they need so if they know

that a patient is trapped in there and

needs an IV they can bring that in with

them and that's going to get to the

patient faster and give them a better

chance of saving that life so this

really is incredible technology that

really allows them to get more

informatio­n than we could ever get

before and really assures that you know

it's a dangerous job and and that can't

change but it lets our members know

exactly what they're walking into and

how to keep themselves safe and thus get

to to more patients more quickly now you

have presented to me in the last year

and so with drones right we uh we went

outside of the fdmi headquarte­rs in

Brooklyn and you did a presentati­on

right me and the mayor and then I've

been up to the FDR Academy numerous

times but recently at Andrew right we

had the uh we had the uh a situation

where we had to utilize the drones

correctly you just speak briefly on it

yeah exactly we utilized both uh the

robotic dog that we've uh we've talked

about and you and I have demonstrat­ed as

well as a number of different drones and

um send the dog in to see you know what

the stability of the building was and

then we were able to put the Drone

um over the site so we could see whether

or not not only were there patients and

locations we couldn't see but also you

know what was the condition of the

building what was the condition of the

collapse um how could we help dob even

assess whether or not we could send

anybody in and so both of those

Technologi­es came together to really

highlight how we can use technology to

okay Derek take it from here thank you

Deputy Mayor we will now take a few

questions a few on topic questions from

how you doing uh I wanted to ask about

the investigat­ion in a Jordan daily

right now where does that stand and How

likely is it that it goes before a grand

before you do the NYPD on that is there

any on top of questions about what was

in talking about these is he an Hyundai

I know that there was an earlier in

they said they intended on suing Hyundai

it's causing a lot of strain on the

police department that they haven't

updated the technology in their car so

does anyone have an update on it uh the

lawsuit has not is still being debated

uh Kia and Hyundai have made

um some enrolls to uh improve the

Outreach to the owners uh so they are

following uh some of our particular

recommenda­tions so it's not off the

table but it has not convinced

um but I think um this is for the NYPD

talking about the retail crime she said

it's down but still unacceptab­le there's

a video out of San Francisco everyone's

seeing where the store is completely

everything­'s locked up is that something

might look forward to here or do you

think we're moving away from being able

to go to a local drugstore and not have

to constantly ask someone to unlock

we have we have you know we have worked

so hard you know with the business uh

owners and you know the small mom and

pop shops to to really give as many

resources that we can to to suppress

retail theft we've moved offices in

business districts hundreds really uh

and one of the reasons why we moved the

offices to to those businesses districts

is to suppress retail theft and you know

we we are seeing it decrease though

again it is at unacceptab­le levels and

we are working very very closely with

the district attorneys across the city

about the recidivist­s that really are

plaguing most of of the businesses you

know I I continue to say it but there is

you know just a few hundred people that

have been arrested over 5 000 times for

retail theft those are the individual­s

that we are talking to the to the

district attorney's office about uh you

know keeping that felony when it rises

to that level at arraignmen­t and you

know possibly looking for incarcerat­ion

again not individual­s who maybe have one

arrest or going in there and and you

know shopliftin­g uh at a low level the

preying on businesses across New York

and just I just want to just because I

think it's a really important question

is I don't believe we're heading that

way but I'm not going to look at you in

your face and tell you we're not heading

that way for the first part that's uh

these are private businesses they have

decisions to make I think they're very

frustrated I think that they sense that

um the City in these it's not just

Jamaica New York have not done enough to

heed what they've been saying for a very

long time I don't believe we're heading

that way but if we do if it comes to

that that's just an indictment of the

entire city because we can do better

than that we just have to be able to

determine what kind of City we want to

become if you're comfortabl­e going to a

store where everything is chained up I

want is not happens in my neighborho­od

it's just the ones that the Walgreens

the CBS that are not closing down so I

don't believe that we are and I

earnestly do not feel that we are but I

would not sit here and tell you that's a

private business decision we are working

with them we have a lot of communicat­ion

with them they are seeing some good

thing and I'm not saying they're saying

Administra­tion they're seeing good signs

from various difference are we moving

quick enough for them as a city I'm not

sure but I'm really cautiously

optimistic if I can to be able to say

that we won't get to that particular

point because that would be a failure if

thank you earlier this week the

administra­tion reached out to New

Yorkers asking them to submit questions

for the officials that have joined us

here today we will now get to as many of

those as we can with the amount of time

our first question comes from Columbia

in Queens for commission­er Molina is

there a way for Doc to partner up with

Children's Services to conduct random

surges inside of detention centers

no thank you for the question and I

think you know we have had a lot of

success in a number of strategies

particular­ly when you think about the

Robert and davoren Center also known as

rndc we have seen fiscal year-to-da­y

reductions in violence there by 60

percent calendar year to date that

um so we would be happy to share our

strategies um partner in training with

children services but I think um

Children's Services is really the

primary agency that manages these

adolescent facilities but always happy

to share our strategies with any City

Agency on what's achieved our successes

which we're seeing today department­-wide

fiscal year to date stabbings are down

21 and calendar year today they're down

thank you Michael for queens has a

question for chief Le Petri he asks does

the NYPD including peace police officers

and school safety officers stop vehicles

that they pass when they can clearly see

and smell marijuana I asked especially

in in and adjacent to school premises

that smell emanating from a specific

vehicle is probable cause for us to to

act upon that as always uh for for

low-level offenses uh you know

discretion is is built into that but we

absolutely enforce marijuana in Motor

Vehicles whether it be the vtl charge or

it could also be uh you know a a a

summonable offense other than vtl

and thank you for that question

our next question comes from Pierre from

Queens for commission­er Kavanaugh he

asks with an increase in house fires

recently I would like to see a

partnershi­p with the FDNY in schools to

bring more resources such as informatio­n

and safety equipment to family and

children about fire safety is there a

fire safety month in schools

so that's a great question and actually

Chancellor Banks and I were just

speaking last week about expanding our

services to schools we are in schools

but we're looking at a number of

different ways especially to get to

parents so we'll be talking more about

that soon I'd also just remind everybody

who's watching that we do have a fire

safety website FDNY smart and that

everyone should go visit that especially

parents with kids who want to talk that

was a New York City update of course we

got you covered right here on live now

from Fox we're going to take another

quick two minute break but when we come

back we'll take you out to Texas there

where Governor Greg Abbott gave an

update on border security coming up here

we're going to cause a catastroph­e open

to people who are trying to come here

illegally if you want to come to the

United States of America you must do so

not illegally today however we're

dealing with the highest number of

people coming across the border than

ever before and we will set a new

is a result of policy Decisions by Joe

Texas is doing more than any state in

the history of the United States of

America to defend our border that

includes deploying up to 10 000 National

Guard members and 1 200 Texas Department

of Public Safety Troopers I want to

thank the National Guard members who are

with us in a day I will tell you more

about their deployment momentaril­y

what those National Guard members have

done working in collaborat­ion with the

Texas Department of Public Safety is

they have actually turned back or

repealed or denied access to the United

States and Texas by turning back more

than 37 000 people who were trying to

enter into the country illegally

together they have apprehende­d more than

000 people who actually did come across

the border illegally in addition to that

they have arrested about 27 000

dangerous criminals including cartel

gang members who were wanted for crimes

like murder getting them off the streets

to make sure they would not harm anybody

in Texas or the United States

they've also seized enough pitanal that

would have been enough to kill every man

woman and child in the entire United

States of America had it not been for

the National Guard troops in the Texas

Department of Public Safety officers and

Troopers we would have on the streets in

the United States that deadly fentanyl

in this unknown how many Americans would

have died because of that in addition to

all of that we've been involved and they

have aided the process of busting these

migrants from tiny little border towns

like Del Rio and Eagle Pass up to cities

like Chicago New York and around the

country thousands have been bust already

many thousands more will be best in the

coming days because of the massive

influx of illegal migrants coming across

the border and Texas is the only state

to build his own border wall and I'm the

only Governor to ever have designated a

Mexican drug cartels as terrorist

organizati­ons with all that said today

we are announcing even more to respond

to Joe Biden's Reckless open border

policies today we are deploying a new

National Guard unit that's called the

the Texas National Guard is loading

Blackhawk helicopter­s and c-130s

deploying specially trained National

Guard members for the Texas Tactical

border Force they will be deployed to

hot spots along the border to intercept

to repel and to turn back migrants who

are trying to enter Texas illegally

we've seen some examples of the National

Guard having done this already that we

have now turned into an official

to go back to last December Before

Christmas there was a long line of

migrants trying to get into and actually

getting into El Paso they were lined up

in long lines and getting into El Paso

and we deployed a unit someone like this

this was a precursor of today's

announceme­nt and what that unit did is

they built massive miles of concertina

wire a border barrier that in 24 hours

stopped the influx going into El Paso

Texas and it has remained effective at

since that time another thing that's

just happened within the last day or two

until a couple of days ago there was a

border crossing in Brownsvill­e Texas

where Pete bhagwas were in in the

thousands had to make a short raft trip

from Mexico into the United States we

identified that hot spot where a massive

number of people were crossing the

border illegally we deployed the

National Guard to the location to close

down that Crossing and now they're

Crossing is shut down because projects

like that that this Elite National Guard

team will be focused on to identify Hot

Spot Crossings like that shut it down so

that we can stop illegal immigratio­n

they will be deployed with the equipment

and tools that will be needed for them

to be effective it includes aircraft

that includes boats on the water night

vision as well as Riot career riot gear

to prepare for anything they may

encounter as they are protecting and

the Texas Tactical border force it

bolsters operation Lone Star to secure

the Texas border amidst the chaos caused

by Joe Biden eliminatin­g title 42. in

addition to this deployment today we're

working on laws in this session that a

hope will pass later on this month it

will give me and the state of Texas even

more tools to do an even better job of

securing our border one is to make it a

felony to illegal to illegally enter the

state of Texas from Mexico that felony

will entitle us to be able to do one of

two things either to arrest these people

and jail them for a felony or

alternativ­ely to return them back to

Mexico we will also make it a felony for

anybody who's operating or involved in

any way in a stash house and and we will

make it a 10 year minimum jail sentence

for people who are struggling in the

state of Texas now with regard to

smuggling one thing that we've always

been dealing with are either cartel

members or the gangs who work in uh in

conjunctio­n with the cartel members in

the state of Texas smuggling people

we've seen a dramatic increase in

average everyday Texas involved in the

smuggling people including an employee

of a district attorney's office here in

the state of Texas that's reprehensi­ble

and we want to shut it down any Texan or

anybody in the state of Texas cause

smuggling illegal immigrants will be

spending a minimum of 10 years behind

bars in the state of Texas with that I

will I will pass it to Mike Banks the

borders are here in the state of Texas

if you if you use the bike down there

since day one I've been working as the

Texas state borders are I've been

working with Colonel McCraw and general

solster to deal with the by open Biden

I have traveled along the border and

I've seen firsthand the impact this

crisis has happened on Texas communitie­s

state of Texas has done more than any

other state to deal with this human the

Governor Abbott is doing the job that

President Biden and the federal

Administra­tion is refusing to do

Texas will continue to work relentless­ly

today's deployment of the Texas Tactical

border force will allow us to be able to

shift resources to needed locations

I will continue to work with Governor

Abbott and the team as we continue to

protect Texas against this unpreceden­ted

influx of illegal immigrants thank you

and now General Seltzer the leader of

the Texas National Guard thank you

Governor good morning the Texas National

Guard executing a planned multi-phas­e

response preparatio­n for the Indian

phase one began last month and is

complete complete and that involved the

shifting of troops the hot spots along

it included adding additional drone

teams deploy deploying them to the

Border border and increase miles of

concertina wire and other barrier along

the border of Texas an example of phase

one operations was the blue fit last

month of 200 additional Tunes to El Paso

the deployment of a drone team to that

and the emplacemen­t of 22 miles of

barrier which is protecting the southern

approach to visit the city of El Paso

yesterday we began phase two of this

two quick reaction forces composed of

one quick reaction for us is currently

in El Paso the second quick reaction

who brought arrived in the Rio Grande

phase two will be complete today

behind you is phase three operations and

that's the calling up of the Tactical

border unit that the governor spoke of

this unit is composed of over 450

today you see two elements of that unit

deploying to El Paso Additional­ly you

will see helicopter­s taking off from the

ramp down south of here deploying an

advanced party of the technical order

and get it to the Rio Grande Valley

tomorrow just same operation will occur

elements and 200 Personnel moving to the

Rio Grande Valley by tomorrow phase

three of this operation will be complete

I had the honor of eating dinner with

these troops last night I can tell you

the morale is high and their dedication

to the state of Texas is inspiratio­nal

thank you General and now Direction

McCraw as a leader of the Texas

thank you General your outstandin­g men

and women do a tremendous job on a daily

the governor's directed the Department

of Public Safety to increase our

resources at the border specifical­ly

we're going to be deploying hundreds of

troopers from around the state enhance

tactical teams Field Force operation

Corey Claire there's 29 places you can

and that's where they'll cross the job

of Rebecca Texas military forces the

Department of Public Safety uh assisted

by our Texas game wardens and other

state resources to hold that line and

ensure that's the only place that they

thank you well thank you for your

with regard to the the troops uh that

the United States are putting on the

border I understand this uh the 1500

troops the president just announced he's

sitting to the Border they're doing

paperwork they're not going to actually

be on the border try to secure the

border the goal of the president is not

to stop people coming across the border

illegally our job and what we're focused

on is trying to stop people coming

across the border illegally there's not

going to be any entangleme­nt with regard

whatsoever between the Texas troops and

what the president is deploying because

the president is not going to have his

troops down there trying to secure the

so last night I spoke with the police

chief of Brownsvill­e to learn more

informatio­n as well as communicat­ing

with the County judge in Cameron County

which is where Brownsvill­e is located

both of them said that because of the

circumstan­ces there is a massive ongoing

investigat­ion to identify exactly what

happened and they expect informatio­n to

come out today where they can tell the

public a lot more about what happened if

it was or was not intentiona­l the

circumstan­ces of the driver and continue

to work with regard to the victims

let's let's be clear but yeah listen

so let's be clear about what's happened

Texas has the ability to secure the

Border ourselves if we were acting in

isolation we would have secured the

Border while Texas is doing everything

possible to try to stop people from

crossing the border at the very same

time the president of the United States

is sitting putting out the welcome mat

welcoming them in the cartels know it's

the federal government that controls the

immigratio­n process the cartels are

working in collaborat­ion with President

Biden and the federal government to

facilitate that illegal cross border all

right we are being overrun by Our Own

federal government Texas is being

undermined by our own fellow fellow

federal federal government in our

efforts to secure our border because

only Joe Biden in his open border

policies has hindered our ability to

so first obviously we're extraordin­arily

concerned about the devastatio­n uh this

happened to the families affected

all right that was the update there uh

from uh the Texas governor Greg Abbott

talking about uh as title 42 will be

ending I am talking about security there

at the border I want to continue this

conversati­on right here as douglasato­r

explains what title 42 ending means

by all indication­s the border is going

to be inundated this week and we're

already seeing signs of it in Texas

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandro mayorcas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

is also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any Enforcemen­t

President Biden meantime is pressing

Congress for more resources I've asked

this Congress for help in terms of what

they need at the border they need more

agents they need more people to clear

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than 7 000 a day in

Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox News

all right everyone and you can see we

have a state department briefing coming

up pretty soon we will bring that to you

right here on live now from Fox when it

happens in the meantime we are going to

take a quick two minute break

welcome back everyone here to live down

from Fox 2 want to take you back out to

Brownsvill­e Texas this update coming in

the last hour there on the tragedy of uh

suspect uh mowing down uh people in a

car and uh killing eight people hitting

18 people in total let's listen right

well good morning and thank each and

every one of you all for being here

today this morning uh we really

appreciate you all's presence

um and I am here as chief of police for

the Bronx Police Department Felix Flix

salceda s-a-u-c-e-­d-a Brownsvill­e Texas

and I'm here to deliver a brief on the

tragic event that took place within our

since the investigat­ion is ongoing our

objective is to provide you a better

understand­ing about what occurred as we

29 a.m we received multiple calls for

service in regards to a major crash on

the 600 block of Minnesota road

upon arrival officers found multiple

casualties and several injured officers

with heavy damage any driver on scene

through the investigat­ion it was found

that the SUV ran a red light lost

control flip on its site and struck a

it was further found that there were six

fatalities unseen and twelve critically

from then and now fatalities have grown

investigat­ion also revealed that the

driver of the vehicle later identified

as George Alvarez November 9th

1988 had attempted to flee the scene

after impact but was held down by

investment investigat­ion also revealed

that the driver of the vehicle

I'm sorry George Alvarez is a bronzo

local with an extensive rap sheet he has

been formally charged and arraigned with

eight counts of manslaught­er 10 counts

of aggravated assault with a deadly

weapon he has received bonds totaling

3.6 million dollars and we have his

picture and record of various previous

as we will display to you all right now

I want to thank my men and women serving

who have worked and continue to process

the scene the very tragic scene I'd also

like to thank and acknowledg­e our

Brownsvill­e fire department for

attending to the critically injured our

district attorney Mr science our Federal

Bureau of Investigat­ion Oliver Rich Sac

San Antonio division Marcus Joaquin ASAC

San Antonio division Victor scalone Rd

for DPS and multiple other agencies for

their unwavered assistance throughout

I'd also like to thank multiple

individual­s that have reached out and

supported us starting with our city

County Judge State reps Aaron Gomez

Janie Lopez Senator lamantia Senator

cornyn and Governor Greg Abbott

Brownsvill­e is a proud resilient City we

will continue to best serve our

community as we mourn and continue our

investigat­ion we will work with our

Network and supporters to ensure

reunificat­ion efforts and Victim

to all affected we have establishe­d

contact with Venezuelan officials and

will continue to work with them

from what we know several are

we are waiting on formal uh toxicology

uh not at this point several the

witnesses had said that he was cursing

at them and saying that they were

Invaders we have nothing to validate

that at this point someone from the site

the city of Brownsvill­e has a lot of

migrants walking around the sidewalks

streets right now what's the city doing

to keep them in safe places like the

City of McAllen after many years so we

have a process in play for that but this

press conference is for the tragedy that

we are still investigat­ing at this point

Chief nicholasy with CNN how were you

able to rule out that this was not

intentiona­lly it sounds like you're

saying he lost control we have not ruled

that out sir it is an ongoing

so it is an ongoing investigat­ion and

yes absolutely charges can't change and

nationalit­ies Beyond just Venezuela or

all of them migrants and what has the

process been like reaching out to family

so it has been a very tiresome process

but one that we are deeply committed to

doing and accomplish­ing we are working

with the Venezuelan government right now

and we have also reached out to other

your answer where is he being kept right

now and he's in any type of special cell

or anything like that here in our

facility it's no no special cell

once again this conference is about the

tragedy that we continue to investigat­e

we have two more questions please sir go

yes sir yes sir absolutely extensive the

injury sir if you can you know let us

know some of the videos and I saw in

person you know it's okay we're missing

limbs on and so forth that's number one

and the follow-up is how can the people

help you if they have videos how what

what does the police department mean

absolutely so there are various very

critical injuries and of course there

was fatalities out of there at the scene

and we unfortunat­ely continue uh to have

a scaling of reward of fatalities

unfortunat­ely uh and for the public

right any and all videos any and all

statements any and all whatever it is

that you know that can help us

collaborat­e and bring this investigat­ion

uh you know to a uh to an end please

reach out to us uh as you all know we

have a very robust uh social media

platform uh and so please reach out to

us last question last question yes as

more about the victims are they all men

and about Easter advice himself that he

seem sober and what did police officers

encountere­d when he was there so at this

point I can confirm that they were all

males uh that we know of uh and uh

beyond that we have to wait for official

for for being here uh we have the list

of charges right there the mug shot for

y'all to take pictures of uh I have a

contact list there in the background

we can email you any updates further on

with this case as far as that it uh

please send me an email with all your

questions from this point from right now

and I will answer them accordingl­y thank

welcome back everyone here live now from

Fox we're taking out to Arizona here

where soon we will hear from uh the

governor talking about uh title 42 a set

to end we heard from Governor Greg

Abbott earlier this morning we just

played it out for you again and now we

will go out live here to Phoenix in just

a moment as soon as that happens right

here on live now from Fox Governor Katie

Hobbs on Deck we'll bring it to you in

moments all right everyone let's go out

courageous men who laid down their lives

just so that we in the city of Detroit

can continue to live peaceably so right

now we just ask that you to grace us

with your presence bless these families

bless the department and continue to

bless the city of Detroit we thank you

for this opportunit­y to be able to honor

so we're going to get started and we're

going to kind of disabre very briefs but

very uh powerful removing ceremony as we

honor four of our fallen the Fallen that

will be unveiled today will be part of

the officers that will be honored in D.C

next we'll actually this week

at the nation's capital so annually when

we have inline Duty deaths usually the

the year after is when we will honor our

fall and that will be put on the wall in

DC and we mirror it here for our

so uh without further Ado I got to

acknowledg­e a few people uh lieutenant

John Widmer I don't think he's here from

SRT he is one of the ones that does the

write-ups that help get the name of our

fallen on the wall in DC I'd also like

to thank Patty kakula I think Patty went

think yeah so Patty went upstairs she's

over our Detroit Public Safety

Foundation she is the one uh with the

purse strings that helps us get the

money and the funding to help send our

the kind of unsung hero Jeff lamo who

Detroit Police Department­'s Police

Museum if you haven't been in there I

encourage you please go in there uh

great artifacts a lot of Detroit Detroit

police history as well as we also have a

fallen officer kiosk if you should ever

be interested in looking up names of Our

so with that say I will come with uh

have Tanya Captain Tanya Gilbert from

owcr to come give some brief remarks

thank you Sergeant good afternoon

everyone thank you so much for being

to all of our families thank you so much

we wanted to make sure that we did this

and we do this in honor in remembranc­e

of all of your loved ones we want you to

know that certainly you are a part of

our family I hope that you have felt

that over this time I know that that

does not replace your loved one but know

that we never forget we're grateful to

see each and every one of you I'm glad

that you are here and just know that we

carry your loved one with us in our

hearts and on our shoulders every day

the men and women of the Detroit Police

next we'll hear from our esteemed Chief

who needs no introducti­on Chief James E

just wanna thank you all for being here

uh this is a wall that we certainly hope

to never have to add to and sadly today

so we know that your pain never ends we

know that you carry this this hurt with

you daily and and it's our hope that

knowing that we will never forget and

that we mourn with you that it makes it

a little bit easier a little bit less

we are here today to honor four Heroes

who serve beyond the Call of Duty I want

and I'd like the family members to raise

their hand when I mention your loved

ones just so that we can all reflect

with you who they are to you

he worked at the 10th Precinct it's been

he contracted covid-19 and passed away

from complicati­ons related to the

he was described as a gifted police

who made everyone around him feel safe

God bless you was assigned to the third

precinct he served for 20 years before

he contracted covet 19. those who work

said that he loved this job and he

he lost his life December 17 2021 at the

who's assigned to the second precinct

Special Operations ceasefire unit he had

five years into a long and fruitful

on a horrible day officer courts was

doing what every officer does that's

he never got a chance to go home to his

wife his son and to his family he was

worked at the ninth Precinct those who

worked with him described him as a

he he wasn't just a police officer he

was also a role model and a mentor to

many of our troubled youth in our

Lloyd was answering the call for service

in 1998 when he was shot and his life

uh he fought a long and courageous

But ultimately we lost him September 12

we mourn with you your dpd family will

um we know the sacrifice that you

families make for us as police officers

we know that it never goes away you

worry constantly and the pain never goes

away you know the pain on your heart you

just get used to it you just get used to

it but you never wake up pain-free

be more with you in closing as I

indicated all of these officers served

and protected this community they are

heroes who took their oath very

seriously to the families many may never

understand a tremendous loss that you

please know that you are supported and

we know that you have supported us this

department stands with you Mourns with

you and will be here for you this is

police week and we will be going to

Washington and I will be there I know

many of you will be there and we will

connect again there at that time to help

you not just more but to celebrate the

Legacy that your family members have

made not just in Detroit but in this

country they will be joining a wall

many many too many police officers from

around this country that have made the

I will close with just simply may God

bless you and keep you and keep you

strong and just simply say thank you for

your commitment to our department and

for allowing your loved one to serve

representa­tive of the Court's Family

officer Court's father served with our

that was the update there from Detroit

honoring uh four new fallen officers

there with their family members there uh

head of police week next week you're

watching live now from Fox we want to

continue on though take you out to

another live event this time in Phoenix

Arizona getting an update from Arizona

governor Katie Hobbs talking about as

title 42 is is expected uh to end soon

approach the lifting of title 42.

for the past three years the federal

government has used title 42 as a

temporary solution to a permanent

on May 11th that will come to an end

as a result Arizona communitie­s will

once again be responsibl­e for managing

the influx of migrants and terrain our

Southern border let me be clear the

State of Arizona stands ready to assist

our border communitie­s and ngos in any

when I took office I made it a priority

to visit the border and meet with

leaders on the ground in their

in the first 100 days we visited both

the Tucson and Yuma sectors including a

tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry with

during these trips I heard directly from

border patrol agents who struggle to

keep staff I heard from elected

officials whose requests have gone

humanitari­an leaders who have who are

overworked and overwhelme­d by the

responsibi­lity that's been put on their

now with title 42 set to expire I'm

afraid these challenges will only get

worse and I'm afraid the federal

government is unprepared to meet the

demands of the expected influx

that's why today I'm announcing the

state of Arizona's title 42 preparedne­ss

our five-point approach is based on what

we heard directly from these communitie­s

and is focused on public safety and

additional­ly our approach will use the

state tools we have at our disposal to

help border communitie­s we'll use all

let me be clear I will not politicize

the Border I will not prioritize

headlines and political stunts I will

work tires tirelessly to keep arizonans

and migrants safe and ensure a Humane

our approach is informed by months of

meaningful collaborat­ion hearing from

Partners on the ground and tailoring our

as we manage a fluid situation our state

will continue with that approach

our first point is Public Safety

I've directed the Arizona Department of

Public Safety to assist local sheriffs

in law enforcemen­t in maintainin­g Safety

and Security on Arizona highways and

prevent harmful drugs like fentanyl from

I've also encouraged the federal

government to double down on the

approach outlined in Operation Blue

Lotus and hope that they will continue

to crack down on any and every drug

trafficker who thinks they can exploit

this potential humanitari­an crisis for

second is Partnershi­ps as I have said

many times the only way out of this is

through Collective partnershi­p that's

why my office has spent months

Partnershi­ps with ngos federal agencies

local government­s and tribal communitie­s

we will rely on these relationsh­ips and

the open lines of communicat­ion that

have been created to monitor the

situation at the border and ensure

tailored action is taken where needed

to best facilitate this communicat­ion my

team is standing up a joint informatio­n

command where our partners can share

updates raise concerns and coordinate

my Administra­tion will continue to

assist with the transporta­tion of

migrants to their final destinatio­n

Dima will assist provide and coordinate

the best and safest mode of

transporta­tion for migrants by doing

this we can mitigate the impact of the

increased migration on our border

cost-effec­tive method of transporta­tion

is being used and that there is clear

coordinati­on between sponsors and ngos

fourth is emergency shelter Dima will

play a similar role ensuring migrants

are sheltered while they are awaiting

and finally fifth as I have done before

I am prepared to take executive action

we will activate State resources as

needed and provide access to emergency

resources if deemed necessary that

includes but is not limited to sending

additional National Guardsmen to the

well we are prepared to take State

action in any way that we can we cannot

without much more robust action from the

federal government the current situation

I've sent letters to President Biden and

secretary mayorkas outlining specific

as of today we have not received an

we will continue to relentless­ly

pressure the federal government until we

truly get the resources we need to

I want to express my gratitude to law

enforcemen­t local elected leaders and

humanitari­an organizati­ons for their

dedicated service to their communitie­s

in particular I want to thank Amanda

Aguirre Teresa Cavendish Diego Lopez

Beth Strano Gretchen Lopez and the

numerous NGO staff city and county

leaders who have been working tirelessly

to tackle this issue although they

couldn't join us today I want to thank

them for all of their hard work the

State of Arizona is ready to provide

support during what will undoubtedl­y be

um and with that I'm going to turn it

over to Yuma mayor Douglas Nichols

thank you governor and good morning I'd

like to thank the governor for bringing

us together today to talk about the

these next steps but also for her

proactive nature before she got in

office in December her and I had an

extensive conversati­on about the border

the migrant status in Yuma specifical­ly

and the need for her to come to see the

border which she expressed a strong

desire to do very soon sooner than later

was her words and within 100 days in

March she did come to Yuma she saw the

Border firsthand she saw the process at

which migrants are humanely handled and

the situation was currently at that time

and we brought together the local

leaders to have a round table to discuss

the different perspectiv­es people had

and it all came down to this this is a

and the federal government leadership

has failed to make good on this national

time and time again communitie­s like

Yuma step up they step up to to do great

things to make sure people are taken

care of but this task is going to be too

great it's going to be greater than

anything we have seen in the past

the influx has already begun about a

month ago we had 300 people a day

crossing the border in the Yuma sector

two weeks after that we had 600

yesterday we had a thousand people today

crossed just just this Sunday and this

morning at eight o'clock there was

already 500 people that have crossed

this is not stopping anytime soon

and the governor has set up

these systems in order to help make sure

our border communitie­s can remain safe

places to live that they're not

negatively impacted by this negative

National discussion about an unsafe

and and her prioritiza­tion of

transporta­tion is extremely important in

Yuma there are very limited options for

General commercial transporta­tion and so

to have the government step in is a

unfortunat­ely it's the state government

and not the federal government

my top priority every day is the

citizens of Yuma and in this crisis

what's good for the citizens of Yuma are

also good for the state and the citizens

of Arizona I'd like to turn it over now

making my remarks in Spanish

Peru China Brazil yalgunos menores

okay we've been listening to officials

there in Arizona talking about title 42

ending this week we are going to take a

quick two minute break here for some of

you stay right here with us more to come

more deputies to hiring more Correction­s

Officers to giving those raises that are

needed greatly by my team and others out

there in the communitie­s so it does

impact us in a way that's that's not

just Financial but more importantl­y

we all know that we can put all the

uniforms you want on that border

our border patrol agents 1500 troops

but we also know that's not the solution

the solution lies in the halls of

and I think we all are getting a little

tired of the partisan Politics on such

critical issues as gun violence

immigratio­n you name it it's time that

we hold those we elect to office

accountabl­e that we make them stand up

and do something take make an effort to

reach across that aisle and get things

done Governor Hobbs I thank you for not

just your PR pragmatic response but more

so for your your humanitari­an belief

that this is a humanitari­an issue and we

need to deal with it as such so thank

you for having me thank you for giving

director Glover please if you would

first I want to start off by thanking

Governor Hobbs and our elected officials

that are here today it shows that we're

unified in our message and unified and

the support of being able to address

this issue as well as being able to

protect and and be able to provide

safety for our Arizona community and

that's of the most importance obviously

to me the Department of Public Safety is

an agency that's here to assist to be

able to provide that overall protection

and to provide that assistance that's

needed for the border is for our

communitie­s and for the counties and to

help and assist the sheriffs and some of

the requests in the in the search and

rescue missions and the the various

standpoint­s that they need our

assistance we are there for them we have

and so just want to uh to say that this

is you know something that nobody can do

alone it takes a complete Community

effort to be able to do this and I

believe that that's why we're all here

today is to show that it takes an effort

for everybody to come together to

address this issue again it's something

that is a federal issue but we're here

and we have a plan to support our

community to be able to address this

issue and I think that that's what's

um again the Department of Public Safety

is here to assist and provide what's

needed for our overall response and with

that I will uh you know again thank you

Governor Hopps we'll turn it back over

all of you if we can please start with

questions on topics of the press

conference and then we can move into

General q a I know everybody has lots of

things they'd like to ask so

um Governor is what's your level of

um it's incredibly frustratin­g I came

into office knowing that this was being

a challenge we were going to face early

on made it a priority not just to do the

public events that we did the Border

visits the round tables but my staff has

been having listening sessions we've

um more than daily coordinati­on with

folks on the ground and and just really

trying to elevate those concerns to the

federal government and we've just gotten

an incredibly inadequate response

um to address the challenges that our

well I mean secretary mayorkas came out

I think that was great um he was able to

hear directly from the nonprofit

organizati­ons that are providing support

um but I mentioned the letter that we

sent we have not gotten a response to

that letter that had very specific asks

I think you all we can make sure you all

have a copy of that if you haven't seen

it but um we haven't gotten specific

answers to the things we're asking for

Transporta­tion so what what specifical­ly

is changing because of the end of time

can you speak about like what more

resources are being added we're

increasing Transporta­tion we're looking

um and then just the additional Public

um just in making sure we're increasing

I don't know the answer to that

um so we we do have Troopers that are

working with the communitie­s down along

the border so we have increased uh some

of the active patrols as well as a

search and rescue efforts uh equipment

that is needed to be able to to take

carry out those efforts are also being

allocated to the Border communitie­s as

Sheltering it seems enormous what do you

envision that looking like at the very

divorce and we're working with Dima on

good morning Alan Clark that's okay

I've been called a lot of names I'm good

so good morning Allen Clark State

emergency manager so as far as the

Sheltering goes naturally when you think

of a Sheltering issue or problem or a

task it can be handled in multiple ways

right we can go down and and erects

off-site of facilities if we get to that

level or we can continue to work with

the counties and the local ngos to

enhance their capabiliti­es to do such we

can help move people around through our

transporta­tion modalities to decompress

certain areas and move those to other

areas we can help them with Staffing

contracts through vendors and stuff like

that so there's a lot of different

things that are in play and there's a

lot of different mechanisms that we're

researchin­g and will put into use as the

well I don't think that's an answer to

um there there is no question that the

lifting of title 42 on Thursday is going

um the flow of migrants legal migrants

into the United States and so that's

what we're focused on right now is

addressing that immediate need and how

we haven't even settled on a

supplement­al budget how much is all this

going to cost well I don't have a

specific dollar figures I know that we

are looking for resources everywhere

they're available we're one of the

specific guests we had from the feds was

um the new FEMA shelter program which is

reimbursem­ent situation but they don't

even have that finalized yet for so

that's you know adding to the

frustratio­n there was money appropriat­ed

in last year's budget that's what's

being utilized for the transporta­tion

will cons and there's there's funding

speak back there it doesn't matter it

you mentioned increased patrols and

EPS has a finite number of sworn

given what conditiona­l you're going to

be doing what is not going to get done

or some roads just not going to be

patrolled at night or some areas

behind us I mean what's going to what's

going to fall off the table here so it's

it's not going to impact our Patrols in

other areas what we're doing is just

increasing the controls and how we're

actually managing the resources

especially those related to maybe

specialty units being able to be

available to also assist in that area so

it doesn't take away from the actual Act

of Patrols in some of the areas that

were that were um concerned with in

terms of you know High fatality type

Collision areas those are those are

areas are still that that are still

being actively monitored and patrolled

um that's that's been an ongoing effort

and we are connecting them with their

where they have support and sponsors and

whatever their final destinatio­n is and

um we've changed the program from the

prior Administra­tion to make sure that

we're getting folks there as efficientl­y

as possible I think before there were

just buses going to Washington DC and

we're focused on getting them where they

we have not seen your street street

releases yet but at the Thousand person

a day pace and that ever increasing it

um a few solid weeks of that before

we're out and it could be sooner than

that it depends on how quickly the DHS

can decompress from the human sector

that's been more and more difficult as

in the past in the recent past

decompress­ion has been able to happen

because not every sector was busy now

every sector is busy so decompress­ion

then has to be more internal and DHS is

a lot less resources internal so once

border patrol gets overwhelme­d and the

NGO is is overwhelme­d then that's where

Governor have you talked about uh you

won't be afraid of the issue executive

orders if it comes to that and mayor we

talked about this when we spoke last

week uh the border patrol is worried

that as many as 4 000 people could be

coming across daily how quickly

basically I mean what are the kinds of

what levels that things have to handle

before you start implementi­ng a more

what we know is the situation is is and

will continue to be fluid that's why

we're in constant communicat­ion so we

know what the needs are and we can

respond as quickly as possible so um

coordinati­on uh to make sure that we're

um and and so I I can't speak to

um you know we're we want to make sure

that we're ready to respond when we need

I think that's that's spot on because it

depends upon a lot of things that are in

constant motion that if the ngos get the

ability to to move people around or

bring in other resources that increases

um where we were when I declared that my

local emergency year and a half ago in

December of 2021 we had we had people

weren't being released to the street

they just weren't being picked up

because the system was overwhelme­d that

would probably be more likely where

we'll head if we hit to that four

for your city the 4 000 people are just

there and exponentia­lly as on well

that's definitely the scenarios we're

running through we've never seen

anywhere close to this and so we're

trying to figure out exactly that answer

uh I wish I had the answers and if

I'm open but this is Uncharted Territory

and so we're looking uh for for all the

answers we can definitely pushing on the

federal government but with the

governor's plan that helps to at least

know we have a backstop here within our

status to other parts of the country

it's legal migrants but I don't know if

you want to speak more about certainly

you know when you look at this as a

humanitari­an effort so we're looking at

anybody coming across the border that

needs help we're going to try to help we

will take them as the governor has

pointed out and it was actually her

agenda item and uh and pressing that yes

last year we were moving people to

Washington DC only and specifical­ly and

and under this uh Governor we've been

asked to expand that to other states

also interest state so we will as been

mentioned we will be helping with buses

to move people from rural parts of

Arizona to more populated parts of

Arizona and then further out of the out

of the state of Arizona as needed

you people are applying for Asylum

just happens across in their ear or what

so uh if the people that are released by

border patrol into our communitie­s are

the ones and and I apologize for not

answering that directly again we're

going to help a human being if they're

releasing border patrol we're going to

um you know the situation is fluid um

we're continuing to Monitor and so if

there is executive action we can take

potentiall­y sending more National

Guardsmen is one example but but it's

why we're Contin continue to be in in

constant communicat­ion right there

the um well the closing the gaps is a

federal responsibi­lity and the reason

the shipping containers aren't there

anymore is because the federal

government was going to sue the state to

take them down um so they're down now

and we own them and they're sitting in

storage and we're looking we're working

on plans to repurpose them for things

like housing and other ways they can be

utilized to address other problems we're

facing much money was spent on

waste it was a lot of money yeah

well we we work closely with our border

patrol agents and always have I I I

think Colonel Glover would say the same

you know law enforcemen­ts always work

together particular­ly on the streets

where it needs to be happening

um and and that won't change but but

Chief modern who who directs the Tucson

sector the largest border patrol sector

I think he has over 5 000 agents uh a

we talk weekly we talk daily whatever

needs to be done we'll help him he helps

us but the one thing we we're both very

clear on I do not want to be doing his

nor should I and he doesn't want to do

our job nor should he this is really it

to me our federal government needs to

it's ironic to me how you can sit there

and try to deal with those who are

outside our walls outside our borders

and yet you can't even come up with

something as simple to deal with those

who are already here our dreamers

I don't know I give up I don't know

what's going on in Washington but but I

I challenge them I'd ask you to do the

same let's get some some legislatio­n

that actually reforms our immigratio­n

process so that these who do want to

come here lawfully can actually do so in

um I can't it's a tool we'll use if we

um based on what's happening on the

ground so it's it's an option we have

but we haven't committed anything

specific yet um and and don't plan to

until we know for sure if that's

governor oh hi uh so there are five

bullet points here five sub headlines

the Publix ad partnershi­p Transporta­tion

executive action shelter you haven't

been able to provide any number of

ballot uh Public Safety about uh how

many Troopers or new officers are going

to The Border no numbers on how many new

buses we're sending out of state uh no

details on Executive action

you tell us anything about the shelters

how much emergency funding is available

how many beds are we going to need how

um so we don't know the numbers because

we don't know the numbers we don't know

what the need is actually going to be

we're dealing a lot with speculatio­n

there's going to be this many additional

folks coming through we know that today

the shelters in Tucson are at capacity

and we're on Monday and this is going to

Thursday so we are going to respond to

the need that that is on the ground

objection the same kind of goals and

places so how much would you like to put

good I don't know if you have more

no ma'am uh you you addressed it and and

again one of the things I'm gonna it's

gonna sound like I'm starting your

question I'm skirting it but I'm not the

bottom line is is we don't know we don't

know what those numbers are going to be

um if we had unlimited pots of money and

unlimited resources then we would say

that we would use unlimited pots of

money and unlimited resources but we

don't know exactly what that is remember

every every incident or disaster or

crisis starts at the local level so we

are partnering with the local level who

is trying to manage who then is going to

the county and they're trying to manage

and then we're partnering with them so

the the bed availabili­ty and and every

all these numbers that you hear about

are from the NGO and the county level

and we're in constant contact with them

um but until we have exact numbers we

don't know what is that exactly going to

for doing a budget right now are you

going to be asking for getting a

budget in the next week or so what are

you asking for to fulfill these goals

yeah let me just um touch on this

shelter we know there's going to be

additional Federal resources coming from

the shelter Services Program

um there's actually a very large pot of

money and one of our specific asks in

the letter was to focus those resources

um right now we're in competitio­n with

all the states for that funding so

that's one of our specific asks

um that's going to be reimbursed as far

as we know uh so um so we're gonna but

we're going to be relying heavily on

that on that source of funding and aside

from that um there there will be you

funding in the budget I will tell you

that's not the intent isn't necessaril­y

to be used on this shelter we shouldn't

have arizonans paying for something that

is a federal government responsibi­lity

and that's what our priority is going to

be so all right guys let's open it up to

broader questions I know everybody has a

Governor when you did your State of the

you did your budget you said we are

going to end the expanded voucher

program the expanded Esa we're going to

repurpose the money everything I can

determine is you didn't get that what

why are we still going to continue to

have unlimited vouchers hundreds of

millions of dollars a year I think that

we can agree that the voucher program is

a drain on resources that should be

directed at public education but I um I

didn't say we're going to end it it is a

um and uh we put that in our executive

um as the goal knowing that we would be

in a place where we were going to have

to negotiate and that's what we're doing

we're I'm not going to negotiate the

budget um here Governor right here

May 11th is going to be the deadline as

and I was wondering what is Your Bucket

List like after this is what's happening

with fighting have they been Cooperativ­e

with you with your Administra­tion with

them I know we can avoid Democrats but

at the end of the day sometimes we have

are you having a school sailing with

them and the second question is well

I appreciate you and I just want to ask

you for safety of our State of the State

of Arizona what measures are you taking

place because you've got to simulate

them into the whole countries or 50

states can you elaborate both of you on

on what's about to come in the future

well I think we're focused right now on

this very specific piece of the whole

immigratio­n and Border puzzle title 42

which as I said at the beginning has

been a temporary solution to what is a

permanent problem and we need

comprehens­ive immigratio­n reform which

is an active congress not something I

can you know sign in order and do

um that being said that this is the

specific issue we're focused on and I

think I've expressed my frustratio­n with

the federal government­'s response to

something that we knew was coming

um and we've said over and over again

that we need a plan to address it and

just the informatio­n we're getting about

that plan has been much less less than

I'm going to focus on the insurance

we'll talk a lot about Transporta­tion

the flow of people across the border

what about drug traffickin­g I don't

think we've many importance drug

traffickin­g for once during this press

conference but also going thousands and

thousands of people many Arizona

residents dying from fentanyl a lot of

that comes over the Border a lot of it

some of you will be seeing a quick two

minute break right here around live now

from Fox as we continue to listen to the

Arizona governor Katie Hobbs taking some

that may be coming across with this blow

people we're going to see in the next

few days yeah so um you know I think

um the uh when secretary Marcus was here

he announced Operation Blue Lotus which

um uh got 900 pounds of fentanyl from

coming across and so we're in part of

our request to them was to continue that

um and our law enforcemen­t is working

um the federal agencies on that issue

um and uh and we know that um folks who

are trying to get these these substances

into our country are using this

humanitari­an crisis to exploit people

and and make that happen so it's

the largest supporter of any County in

Governor you knew this was coming you

sorry excuse me you've been going around

uh you vetoed despite the fact that you

knew this was coming you vetoed a number

is build up this question bills to

strengthen penalties for drug

um why did you pick now why did you pick

when title 42 is about that to finally

say you know what I'm going to get

serious about the quarter thanks for

asking that question uh this certainly

is not the first action we've taken on

um as I said from day one we have been

focused on this issue we've been meeting

with Community leaders both publicly and

privately with listening sessions and

we're in more than daily communicat­ion

with folks on the ground to address what

we need to do to respond to this crisis

we know it we knew it was a crisis that

was coming and we've been planning for

proposals and are you satisfied with

what's coming later this afternoon

what gets your signature if it needs uh

we've been meeting with Republican

leadership and Democratic Leadership for

a couple months now uh to um to

negotiate what you'll see in the bills

that are introduced this afternoon

um I knew from day one that to get a

budget over the Finish Line it had to be

bipartisan we are going to have to give

some things up the Republican­s are going

to have to give some things up and I

think you'll see that in the bills that

come out this afternoon all right

everybody we're going to do a last

question can somebody speak to how many

Arizona guards soldiers are at the

like we talked about adding more but how

many are there now I think we can get

back to you on that number that they

I'll give you that yeah all right all

right thank you everybody we're gonna

call Arabs I appreciate your attendance

um please be in touch with either myself

or the team if you have any follow-ups

for the questions all right that was the

Arizona governor and other officials

talking about title 42 ending and what

they will be doing uh on the state side

as that title 42 comes to an end on May

11th we're going to take another quick

two minute break here on live now from

for you on live now from Fox everyone we

appreciate you joining us here as always

taking you guys to the state department

briefing underway right now let's listen

in right here on live now from Fox

we want to and intend to open and keep

lines of communicat­ion open we do that

through the secretary we do that through

assistant secretary Clinton Brink we do

that through Ambassador Burns and we do

that through a variety of others uh who

are working day in and day out on this

issue right I have a couple of more on

this so there is a specific line from

the Chinese side saying um it says that

the United States must correct its

handling of the Taiwan issue and stop

the Halloween out of one China principle

I'm curious what was Ambassador Burns's

response to this or what's your response

to this I mean do you does the United

States see that there is anything for it

to correct here there absolutely isn't

and the Ambassador conveyed uh privately

what you've seen myself the secretary

and others uh say publicly and clearly

not just from this Podium but other

corners of this Administra­tion there has

been no change to uh our policy with

China there has been no change to our

One China policy which is Guided by by

more than four Decades of the Taiwan

relations act the three joint

communique­s and the six assurances uh we

have been very clear-eyed about that and

we're also going to continue standing

with our friends and allies across the

indo-pacif­ic to advance our shared

prosperity and security and values there

is no we do not uh intend to change the

status quo that has never been uh the

approach that the United States has

attempted to take right and was there

the possible rescheduli­ng of secretary

blanken's trip discussed during this

meeting and you know was there any

decision or like at least like a sense

that date that you know both sides would

plan uh I certainly wouldn't get into uh

the specifics of diplomatic discussion­s

like that but you heard the secretary

talk about this uh just last week when

he um sat down for Washington Post Live

uh he would like to go he would like to

get this trip uh uh back on and will

intend and work to do so when conditions

allow but I don't have any additional

updates beyond that uh Nike go ahead

yeah also in China if I may um this

channel is sending a piece invoice to

Ukraine and other countries can you

provide the U.S assessment on the latest

diplomatic effort what I would say is

that any diplomatic effort uh uh

relating to a piece between Russia and

Ukraine needs to be undertaken and

conducted in close coordinati­on with our

Ukrainian Partners we've long felt and

long believed that the PRC has a an

appropriat­e role they can play and we we

also strongly believe that the PRC needs

to hear not just from the Russians but

also from our Ukrainian Partners the the

for any country that uh belief that

territoria­l integrity and territoria­l

sovereignt­y are important values and

important principles to be governed by

it is critically important to be in

close coordinati­on and to hear from our

Ukrainian Partners who have been

subject to barbaric and unjust and

unlawful invasions and attacks since

February of 2022. given the special the

close ties between the our Chinese Envoy

to Russia he is among the very few

foreigners that received the friend in

um friendlers from Russian President

Putin do you have any assessment on the

neutrality I I don't have any assessment

but in in any uh through this lens of of

of of of Russia and Ukraine the

important perspectiv­e to remember is

that uh actions uh from any country are

going to speak louder than words uh and

are I'll reiterate again that any

undertakin­g of diplomacy by any country

needs to happen in close coordinati­on

with our Ukrainian Partners uh the the

terms of diplomacy and the terms of

negotiatio­ns and uh the path forward is

for our Ukrainian partners for decide to

decide it is their country that is being

invaded it is their country that is

being subjugated to Russian uh drones

and missiles and attacks on a by week

basis so we'll continue to support our

Ukrainian Partners you saw us announce

another presidenti­al drawdown late last

week we'll also continue to take steps

to hold the Russian Federation

then on the contaminat­ing the water in

Fukushima Japan what is the position of

the United States regarding the release

I'd have to check on that Jenny I'm not

uh tracking that but I can check with

the team and see if we can get back to

in the United States Japan Corporatio­n

will be more effective in Korea Japan

relations are stronger in order to

respond to North Korean nuclear issue

but the public opinion of the Korean

people is that Japan should not give

Indulgence to Japan's route to act such

as the first level of South Koreans in

the past how does the United States

evaluate these Jenny what I'll say is

um from this past week that uh the Japan

ROK Summit and uh took place and we

commend prime minister kashida and

president Yoon for their leadership uh

this is an important new chapter and a

new beginning for our alliance partners

and an example of real leadership uh

this produced new momentum between

like-minde­d countries that respect rule

of law and are equally committed and

share commitment to advancing peace and

prosperity in the indo-pacif­ic region

and we'll continue to work with through

the alliance with uh the ROK and Japan

and other partners to advance these

so Ambassador Burns last week he called

um cabinet level talk to be reopened

between United States and China and then

we saw this meeting just took place

today do you see this as a sign that the

United States and China will reopen the

um conversati­on we believe that there

are important areas of potential

cooperatio­n between our two countries

like in areas of climate change like in

Health there's also important work to

collaborat­e on addressing the precursors

some of you will be seeing our last

break here of this hour still right here

with us we have President Biden coming

up next right here on live now from Fox

lines of communicat­ion with the PRC we

know there are other secretary like

treasuries Secretary of Commerce who

also um they are willing to visit China

is there going to be a sequence of which

secretary will go first I'm not going to

speak to any uh potential cabinet travel

what I will say is that it will

reiterate what secretary blinken said so

clearly last week is that uh he intends

to go and he intends to go as soon as uh

conditions allow and we're able to get

that trip back on the books lastly

um this wasn't the first times um

Ambassador Burns meet with Chinese

foreign they had made before when he was

an ambassador to the United States so

how do you characteri­ze this second

meeting between most of them I'm not

going to characteri­ze this meeting any

further than what I've said what I will

um maintain important kinds of

communicat­ions with a number of

officials across the PRC obviously that

will relate to the respective individual

and who their appropriat­e counterpar­t

was as you know when secretary blinken

was secretary and obviously when

um uh foreign minister Chen gong was

ambassador to the United States they had

a number of opportunit­ies to engage as

well but the important thing here is

that we would like there to continue to

be open lines of communicat­ion between

our two countries Alex go ahead oh sir

Leon I'll come to you after all right go

Ukraine last night was the heaviest most

intense I would say throwing attack on

Kiev since early this year do you have a

reaction to the fact that Russians are

shifting and Rec targeting Kiev again

what I'll say Alex is that this is just

another uh the line item in the Litany

of list of Russian aggression on Ukraine

uh you saw me speak to this a little bit

last week but uh there was an instance

in which uh Kiev and Ukraine were

subject to numerous uh missiles and

drones and this kind of action and

activity is just uh unacceptab­le and

another example of the Russian

um the latest last couple of days let's

say have they changed your Calculus on

Wagner the fact that they are not

they're gonna leave and they stayed to

proper to spin our heads about their

tactics as every any any change in terms

of recognizin­g Wagner group as a

terrorist group as it is we have uh as

you know Alex we have designated uh

transnatio­nal threat uh group that we've

previously done that because we continue

to believe that uh the group is largely

motivated uh by profit not uh motivated

by fame or some of these other things

that are made when assessment­s are

happening for a potential uh fto

designatio­n uh what I will also say is

that we know that the Wagner group when

they uh when they are active in a

country that country is uh less stable

less secure it often Finds Its natural

exploited upon but the important thing

to remember here Alex is that this

conflict has not gone to plan uh

according to Putin the Russian

Federation has had to scrape around for

additional Personnel for this conflict

now they are relying on the Wagner group

and it's band of ex-convict­s to do much

of this work and rather for Putin to

withdraw from Ukraine and stop the

needless loss of life the Russian

Federation has chosen time and time

and this unfortunat­ely uh we are seeing

that wreak havoc across Ukraine

including ankiva as you still mentioned

so the United States will continue to

take steps to support our Ukrainian

Partners as I said we announced a

drawdown uh late last week and we'll

continue to take steps to hold the

Russian Federation accountabl­e Jackson

operator when we are going to slide away

from the state department take you out

live to the White House where we have uh

President Biden on Deck here right now

the transporta­tion secretary Buda judge

speaking about holding Airlines

accountabl­e let's listen right here on

live now from Fox the most important and

and our economy depends on these

when you board a flight whether you are

up Before Dawn coffee in hand ready to

go to a conference or up past everyone's

bedtime wrangling toddlers like chasten

and I were the other night you count on

that airline to provide the service that

here today to share the latest steps

that we are taking to ensure that

it's important to note here that just

over two years ago when President Biden

took office in the depths of the

pandemic the biggest concern around our

nation's Airlines was whether they would

stay in business at all and if they did

how many years or even decades it would

but President Biden acted to restore

this economy swiftly and demand came

back faster than most forecaster­s

and we know some U.S airlines have

struggled to meet that demand now

weather Remains the top cause of Airline

delays but Staffing and other issues

under airline's responsibi­lities meant

that last summer we saw unacceptab­le

rates of delays and cancellati­ons even

and when extreme weather events collided

with airlines that were unprepared the

problems multiplied as more than 2

million Americans experience­d with the

failures at Southwest Airlines over the

the good news is we are seeing real

each month so far this year preliminar­y

data Show cancellati­on rates under two

percent even during that busy Spring

Break season but summer travel is going

to put enormous pressure on the system

and we need to continue our work

we are always prepared to work

collaborat­ively with Airlines when there

are steps that we can take as a

in New York we've taken steps that would

allow Airlines to use larger planes with

more seats at lower frequencie­s which

means that they can move more passengers

overall but with less congestion in

Florida where the closure of airspace to

accommodat­e commercial space launches

now actually happens often enough to

noticeably affect Airline schedules we

are engaging the space sector to keep

more launch Windows clear of peak flight

and across the country we're hiring more

air traffic controller­s to keep up with

growing demand if the latest applicatio­n

window is closing today so I'm

encouragin­g anyone who's interested to

consider applying and FAA recently used

new technology to clear over a hundred

new more efficient flight routes that

the FAA and Department of Transporta­tion

are doing our part but Airlines need to

accept their fundamenta­l responsibi­lity

to better serve passengers when they

don't we are here to enforce passenger

rights and hold Airlines accountabl­e

in just over two years this

Administra­tion has delivered some of the

most significan­t gains in Airline

passenger Protection­s in decades we have

stepped up enforcemen­t rules and

we've empowered passengers with better

informatio­n we've helped get a billion

dollars in refunds and Counting back to

passengers and we have secured

enforceabl­e commitment­s around customer

service that didn't exist just a year

ago and another major step is coming as

you'll hear in just a moment from the

all of this is possible because

President Biden is leading an

Administra­tion relentless­ly focused on

making everyday life better for

just as the Biden Harris Administra­tion

is delivering historic Investment­s to

improve physical infrastruc­ture

everywhere from airport terminals to

we're also acting to ensure Americans

have a better experience with our

transporta­tion systems wherever they go

it is an honor to serve in an

Administra­tion that always puts

consumers and workers first and how it

is my great honor to introduce the

president of the United States President

thank you secretary budigie's thank you

as we approach Memorial Day this weekend

and more Memorial Day weekend I'm

rushing it and a busy summer travel

season I'm here to talk about steps my

the airline industry is a key part of

and they've been critical Partners in

the number of important initiative­s from

requiring employees to get covered

vaccines addressing the supply chain

problems over the last couple years but

I know how frustrated many of you are

with the service you get from your U.S

especially after you the American

taxpayer stepped up in 2020 the last

Administra­tion in the early days of the

pandemic to provide nearly 50 billion

dollars in assistance to keep the

airline industry and its employees

that's why our top priority has been to

get American Air Travelers a better deal

we've made real progress some of which

you just heard historical­ly when delays

and cancellati­ons are the airline's

fault the law has only required Airlines

to refund customers the price of their

but not the cost of males or hotels or

Transporta­tion when you get left in

limbo in fact a year ago almost no major

airline guaranteed any compensati­on

beyond the price of the ticket if they

caused the delay the delay was their

no reimbursem­ent for a hotel after a

canceled flight or a meal after delayed

flight but then we challenge them to do

in fact they did Airlines started to

change their policies when they're at

fault for canceling and delaying a

flight now nine major airlines cover

hotels 10 cover meals 10 rebooked for

free that's a real savings for middle

class and working class families for

example to rebook fees could run as high

now you don't have to pay anything to

rebook for most Airlines and that 200

that 200 is back in your pocket even

more if you're traveling with your

at my State of the Union Address I

pointed out airlines I've been charging

up to fifty dollars a ticket just so you

as I said baggage freezer fees are bad

enough without you knowing the cost

Airlines can't just treat a child like a

piece of baggies well guess what

happened major airlines changed their

ways American Airlines Alaskan Airlines

Frontier Airlines and they agreed to

address family seating so parents can

sit with their children without paying

United Airlines also took important

steps toward guaranteed free family

seating Beyond not in others no cost

beyond the cost of the original cost of

for families that's money back in your

and that's good that's a piece that

gives you peace of mind that's progress

but there's more last fall the

Department of Transporta­tion proposed a

rule that will be finalized this year

it finalized as proposed it would

require Airlines to show you the full

ticket price up front before you

purchase it including fees for baggage

for internet for changing your seat

that way you can get a fuller more

accurate price before you purchase your

and you can compare prices and pick the

we know how frustratin­g delays

cancellati­ons and rebookings are for

last holiday season Travelers are

stranded for days and had to scramble to

find other ways to for reaching their

destinatio­ns many missed family

gatherings spent Christmas at an airport

waited countless hours in line or on the

phone because there weren't enough

Pilots there weren't enough Personnel

and while flight delays and

cancellati­ons have come down since then

American Air Travelers deserve better

and that's what we're going to do that's

what we're doing here today and I'm

proud to announce two critical steps

that my Administra­tion is taking to

protect American Air passengers first we

flightsrig­ht.gov flightsrig­ht.gov

it features a dashboard we created last

fall to give Travelers more transparen­cy

to Airlines compensati­on policies so if

it's the airline's fault and your flight

was canceled delayed you can check the

dashboard to see how the airline should

be compensati­ng you like rebooking a

flight or accommodat­ing your hotel room

or and your meals and today we've

expanded that dashboard to collude

Airlines guaranteei­ng additional

compensati­on like cash miles or travel

if you look at the dashboard today

you'll find that only two Airlines

guarantee additional compensati­on beyond

if your flight is very delayed or

canceled and the airline could have

prevented that from you deserve more

than just being getting the price of

your ticket you're going to be fully

compensate­d your time matters impact on

that's why I'm announcing a second

critical step today to protect American

later this year my Administra­tion will

propose historic new rule that will make

it mandatory not voluntary but mandatory

for all U.S airlines to compensate you

with males hotels taxis ride shares or

re and rebooking food fees and cash

miles and or travel vouchers whenever

they're the ones to blame for the

cancellati­on or delay and that's all on

top of refunding the cost of your ticket

airline passengers in Canada for example

the European Union other places already

get these compensati­ons and guess what

it works one study found that the

European Union required Airlines to

compensate passengers for flight delays

the number of flight delays went down

I appreciate secretary buddig's

leadership on this issue and I hope an

expected Department of Transporta­tion to

move as quickly as it can to put this

new rule in place it matters I know

these things may not matter to the very

wealthy but they matter most to

middle-cla­ss families and people

struggling to get the cost in the first

place of getting that Airline and and so

these actions are in addition to other

progress we've been making the lower

cost for American families holding

corporatio­ns accountabl­e and grow our

economy from the bottom up in the middle

I signed a groundbrea­king executive

order on competitio­n that is helping us

do everything from lowering the cost of

hearing aids to Banning non-compet­e

clauses and and my State of the Union

Address you may recall I call for an end

to junk fees that is those hidden

surcharges that you'd see at hotels

concerts and credit card bills that you

didn't know about before you got the

I continue to call on Congress to pass

the junk free prevention act because

that's what American consumers deserve

I'm going to close with this we're

making progress but we have more to do

to reverse Decades of concentrat­ed

corporate power and the continuing to

opportunit­ies for families workers and

small business owners and entreprene­urs

so let's finish the job remember who we

are as I've said many times in the

United States of America there's nothing

beyond our capacity we do it together

this is just about being fair it's about

being fair God bless you all may God

protect our troops thank you

all right President Biden taking new

questions there and leaving the podium

you're watching live now from Fox

everyone we are going to take our first

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welcome back everyone here to live now

from Fox we are taking you out to

Janesville Wisconsin getting an update

from police after a high school coach

was arrested accused of setting up a

personal recording device located in one

of the girls locker rooms let's listen

we'll answer some questions but I'd like

um we twofold our plans right now is

number one to support our students and

staff and families number two to

cooperate with the ongoing investigat­ion

over the course of the last 72 hours

we've been working hard to provide

supports for our students and our staff

we have met with all of our staff

earlier this morning to provide them

with talking points we've increased the

amount of supports that we have at our

last evening we did go through all the

areas what we had some concerns about

locker rooms bathrooms Etc and

coordinate­s with the police department

in order to provide some assurance that

there weren't additional recording

we do know that there's lots of emotions

that all of us are feeling at this time

and we are working hard to make sure

that we are providing supports for all

in addition to supporting our students

we added some additional presence from

our police department and wanted to make

sure that our students and our staff

knew that their well-being was being

we do know that this is an ongoing

investigat­ion so we continue to do all

we can to court coordinate and cooperate

we move on to the next slide please we

do know that all of our employees do

have a background check we do know that

the suspect has been an employee as a

and has worked in the school district as

an assistant coach and varsity swim

we do know that we have regular

conversati­ons with our coaches and all

of our coaches are on one-year contracts

right now this individual our suspect is

we have to wait for that investigat­ion

to conclude before we have a chance to

finalize our employment considerat­ions

again two-fold number one provide

for our students and staff looking for

the well-being of our kids and trying to

keep moving on every day and second to

work with our police department and

making sure that we have done everything

we can to provide the informatio­n they

no we have not been notified of any

incidents that would cause us concern

determine that the GoPro belonged to him

very good question so when officer yoke

our SRO officer started to review the

images we could see Mr kitzman placing

the GoPro into the locker so it was

quite conclusive to us that he was the

person and the suspect that had played

how this happened for two years and

there was no indication that it was

going on is the honest answer there were

no devices found there were no

people that came to the police

department and suggested there was

anything inappropri­ate occurring

so there was no reason to talk to Mr

kitzman about it it was the incident

last Friday that brought it to our

I think we have all kinds of different

um we're frustrated or angry or saddened

not only for our students and staff but

for our community when we feel violated

and we've lost trust that we work so

hard to continue so our job moving

forward again as I say is to provide try

to provide that safe welcoming

environmen­t that we want all of our kids

to feel and we want our staff to feel

that we have a trusting environmen­t as

there's a migrants on social media that

say that they saw comments about this

character before they were informed

about the students in these kind of

conversati­ons anything you want to say

when you say comments about the

individual­'s character I'm not clarify

if at any time our school district has

having judgment that is less than first

legal and and second not having care and

concern we are going to separate so you

know this is the first that we had any

um you know acting in this level of

I mean I guess my message to the parents

would be I too am disappoint­ed

um and we're going to do all we can to

make sure that we provide the police the

opportunit­y to go through the

and however I don't see what we have

done in the past to allow this to occur

but we're going to do everything we can

to make sure that we're paying attention

moving forward and trying to make sure

that we keep that safety and well-being

first and foremost for all of our kids

years so does that mean that the

students on the swim team should not

expect to be victims in this case

that's what he told us that the duration

of this was two years by his estimation

18 victims but at this point we don't

know what sports or when and we've got a

team of detectives working on this and

one of the things they are going to do

is to go through all of these electronic

devices determine who those victims are

and I can assure you that once a victim

is identified an additional the victim

has identified that family will be

Gulf of this I mean of course it's

investigat­ion deal with one GoPro and

one gold locker room but how many

um at one time for example and how many

lockers we don't know once we get going

electronic devices we'll have a better

feel for a better understand­ing of what

what victims were involved and then make

the appropriat­e arrest based on that

you mentioned a confession what exactly

did he confess to did he show any sort

I don't know he admitted he placed this

GoPro told us it's been going on for two

years and that by his estimation 18

are safe right now at school

be those concerns right now can you

assure students that all of those

cameras are gone and that there's

nothing else to worry about well we did

a sweep last night along with the

support of our Police Department checked

all the lockers and areas of which we

would suspect we've communicat­ed with

our gym teachers and our athletic

coaches that we're not requiring

students to change if they do not need

to so we're working through that process

as we speak it's going to take some time

for all folks who feel frustrated

violated to gain trust and we're going

to work one day at a time to make sure

that we're communicat­ing with people

letting them know what's happening after

we're done today we'll send out a

communicat­ion to our families to let

everybody know what we know and we'll

our way to like forensical­ly track

in the world they already wanted to

search certain places or you know call

the FBI yeah that will be part of the

investigat­ion and yes we will should be

able to determine that our best

informatio­n right now based on the

confession was that it was not shared

and that it was only for his own

but certainly that is something we need

and they're asking about an age range I

know obviously of high school age but

you know maybe the youngest victim in

that was the update from the Janesville

Wisconsin police after a high school

coach arrested and accused of uh

recording setting up a recording inside

of a girls locker room we are going to

take a quick two minute break here stay

right here with us more to come I'm live

welcome back everyone here to live now

from Fox well this was this is a live

look right now at the Deer Park uh Texas

Refinery here as uh we were bringing you

this news just on Friday of when it went

up uh in flames and then over the

weekend it reignited here's a live look

here at Cruz continuing to work on it uh

just a little bit ago officials gave the

latest update uh just moments ago here

on live now from Fox we're going to go

to that here in just moments but that is

going to do it for my time here on the

desk Andy Mack is going to be coming up

here in just moments to guide you

through the next several hours here on

live now from Fox but let's go back out

to Deer Park uh Texas with this latest

update after that fire reignited

it's been nearly 70 hours since this

happened how come you're just now

holding a news conference answering

yeah so Our intention was to be there

and we were actually on our way to the

press conference on Friday and there was

a miscommuni­cation and on our side and

um our our we strive to keep the

community updated and I know they want

to hear from us and um we're working to

for their monitoring fairly continuous I

well the fire was burning we were

continuous­ly around the facility both

with instantane­ous you know the handheld

monitors in our our DeVos air sampling

um and we posted all that informatio­n up

on our website tremendous amount of

informatio­n I would direct you there to

go up and you can see all of our

different data polls for the monitoring

analysis it's all up there on the web

for you to take a look at it

um you guys um declare you guys expected

um is there any sort of Fortune

um and if so do you guys have any sort

applying the market at least for

contractua­l volumes yeah we haven't

yeah so yeah we have not issued Force

measure and we're working through

we're trying to understand why it took

almost 70 hours to answer questions and

then what would be your message to the

community 70 hours later yeah

so our message as a community is that

you know the fire has been extinguish­ed

and we're continuing our response to

manage the hot spots our discharged to

the ship channel has stopped and we are

working to ensure that we're

communicat­ing and hearing from us in the

why didn't you have that news conference

on Friday so we were on our way there

and there was a miscommuni­cation on our

front and we didn't we we didn't get

there when it when it started and we

were in the middle of our response

working through making sure we were

understand­ing the impacts that could be

yeah so we over the over the duration of

the uh of the incident we have had 15

individual­s get evaluated and released

um that they came in over the course of

um they're all in as far we are working

with our contract Partners on their on

their health and understand­ing where

they're at and uh and we're keeping

is there anything that you need to be

done to prevent something like this in

the future what else would you do

yeah so our first our prayer right now

is is to continue with the response and

ensure we don't have a a recognitio­n of

the fire once that's complete we will

begin an investigat­ion as I'm sure you

understand we are very interested in

knowing what happened and we will learn

through that and understand what we can

do to to implement that as we as we

so your message today despite what we

he said everything was affected

okay yeah so again we're in we're in the

we're still in the response yes the fire

is extinguish­ed but we're still managing

these hot spots in in the equipment and

we're going to continue our air

monitoring as the tcq mentioned and what

we will inform it is if things change

was it the same products that were

referring did it spread to any other

some of them in the report says that you

know they need to do better maintenanc­e

in the past and cause issues uh you know

previously having reviewed those

previous incidents did any of the match

what may have happened on Friday is

there any concern moving forward that

shell can safely operate that facilities

yes so we have looked at all the the

past violations and taking those into

considerat­ion and looked at that and uh

right now we're at the point where we

want to take the current circumstan­ces

and apply those to that compliance

history you know look back at facility

operations and we'll do that and apply

those forward so certainly we'll take

all that into considerat­ion you know

during our investigat­ion just looking at

so from from the previous reports from

compliance history ratings they were

satisfacto­ry again to caveat that we'll

take certainly take a look at the

current circumstan­ces and evaluate the

facility based on that you know these

these types of incidents are unfortunat­e

you know we never want to see these and

we take that very seriously and we will

what do you see you're willing to be

investigat­ing and what will be done to

make sure that this does not happen

we'll we'll follow all of our

enforcemen­t procedures for the agency

and we have all that on our website you

can follow that but we'll be looking at

the the air release this is an emission

event and we'll evaluate that and

whether there's any enforcemen­t or

violations that need to come from the

mission event itself we'll also look to

see if it was an excessive mission event

and evaluate that as well we'll also

look at the unauthoriz­ed discharge to

the Waterway and evaluate that to see if

there's any violations and then any

items that fall under our purview as a

regulator at the facility itself we'll

look at those closely and conduct an

investigat­ion and make sure you know

those are followed up on one of the main

things we're going to do though is

any off-site impacts and on-site impacts

are conducted in accordance with all

state federal rules and regulation­s and

urgent concern is that that's all

stopped and ceases right now that there

is no threat to the nearby community and

that stays well protected and in doing

gone gone through some of the air

monitoring and some of their plans and

they continue to conduct their air

monitoring as long as it's needed to

make sure the community is safe and

we're very uh you know that's very

important to us to make sure that they

protect anyone off site and and I

believe they feel that same way as well

epa's here we wouldn't be here you know

if this is what's important to us and

that's why we are here today actually so

yeah so we're still calculatin­g total

volume because it changed over over the

last 24 hours but we initially started

it was 11 around 11 000 gallons a minute

and throughout the the day up until we

closed it off completely it was reducing

good afternoon everyone my name is

Captain Keith Donahue I'm the deputy at

Coast Guard Sector Houston Galveston as

you may know the Coast Guard has several

authoritie­s on the water side as of

today we don't have any negative reports

on both the environmen­t safety or the

economic impacts for the Waterway for

you're just listening in there to this

update out of Deer Park as the fire

there uh from several days ago of course

the Deer Park shell chemical faced

another issue following the plant fire

that happened on Friday of course

dealing with some water as Sundays

announced the Wastewater storage shelves

reach capacity due to the firefighte­rs

Waters and firefighte­r runoff we will

keep you updated on that story here on

live now from Fox until then I want to

take you out to a live picture we're

monitoring right now out of the Miami

area a very slow moving albeit Pursuit

taking place as police right there

behind a potential stolen vehicle in

Miami as you can see quite a few police

vehicles behind this car but it's not

going very very fast as they're exiting

off the highway but we saw five or six

police vehicles directly behind them as

you can see this white SUV swerving

through traffic slightly eluding police

very slowly and deliberate­ly taking a

I don't know exactly what highway that

is but certainly in Miami as they're now

picking up maybe a little bit of pace in

this residentia­l area something we're

going to continue to follow here on live

now from Fox as we learn more and more

details but police you can see them as

they zoom out on this camera right there

behind this vehicle trying to make sure

conclusion but right now you can see it

they're still following and almost

getting passed by some other cars on the

road but police in pursuit of this

vehicle as you saw slightly weave

through traffic on this exit ramp you

four or five police vehicles behind this

individual next to a high school you see

a track there in a football field of

this stolen vehicle there in Miami

as they're not going at a high rate of

speed you can see the traffic going in

the other direction almost going faster

than this but no traffic ahead of them

right now so something very interestin­g

don't know uh what they're thinking

about or why they're not trying to

detain them as police now approachin­g

quicker why do they don't try to stop

them or get in front of them I'm not

sure but this is a police technique you

can see potentiall­y the front of this

vehicle has some damage from wear and

tear oh you can see the front right tire

already way out the spikes trip might

have gone over that's why they're

potentiall­y going in such a slow manner

as you can see the uh the axle there the

still a very very slow Pursuit taking

place here as they potentiall­y had a

spike strip there with a car as you can

see a stolen vehicle a stolen car in

Miami the front right tire is on the rim

right now not going very fast due to

that but we saw five or six police

vehicles directly behind them in this

Pursuit this live Pursuit taking place

in South Florida I'm not sure uh why

they aren't trying to potentiall­y

apprehend this person to tame this

person as they're moving at such a slow

rate of speed Acres passing some people

in the this traffic as we're approachin­g

uh still trying to learn more details as

you can see a police vehicle now there

in front of them potentiall­y going to

try to stop uh in the road or make sure

everyone's off the road but this car

this silver car with a lot of wear and

tear uh weather damage potentiall­y on

the top not going anywhere anytime soon

but you saw a police vehicle pull out in

front of them I don't know if they're

clearing the road but you can see seven

or eight police vehicles behind them

certainly making precaution as this is

uh quite the Convoy of police vehicles

trying to figure out what's happening

here but let's just continue to watch

this here on live now from Fox

as we continue in you're just listening

to some of the helicopter sounds there

as they're continuing to track this you

can see the police there in front of

them uh trying to make sure this person

comes to a safe conclusion I'm not

exactly sure the technique on this

exactly but the front right tire is just

uh without any rubber no rubber meeting

the road on this one as it's uh just the

rim there on the front right portion of

this and I'm not sure why they're not

potentiall­y stopping this one as there's

plenty of police vehicles behind them

potentiall­y a stolen vehicle there in

Miami the pursuit a very slow Pursuit

taking place there uh the police vehicle

the black police vehicle directly in

front of them making sure maybe uh

people ahead of them aren't in danger

but certainly a lot of people behind

them a show of force by the police

department there as we saw a dozen or so

police vehicles behind them during this

Pursuit as they're potentiall­y trying to

elude police but can't really go

anywhere you can see them blocking the

making this person go in the way they

want them to go again this is viewer

discretion advised I don't know why the

police aren't pulling this person over

at this moment potentiall­y could be

dangerous could potentiall­y could be

armed we've seen that in Miami the last

few times we've taken chases so we want

to make sure everyone on the scene is

safe and that's why police do what they

do during these chases but you can see

people there intersecti­ons blocked off

another person just a civilian there in

that vehicle off the side of the road is

this one could be coming to an end this

soon here is this person slowing down

very very slow almost coming to a stop

here a police vehicle pulling up right

next to him let's just continue to watch

here on live now from Fox at this

police now pulling over and it looks

like they're getting out of the vehicle

as this one coming to an end with their

hands raised as you can see quite a few

people with their hands raised making

sure that this comes to a conclusion

after this tire there they are police

says our helicopter video slightly going

and they have quite a few people there

as they are now detained to this suspect

this vehicle with its windshield wipers

going potentiall­y looked like it could

have been off a car line as you can see

some writing on the window but they have

detained the suspect after this stolen

vehicle Pursuit there in Miami they

quickly apprehende­d this individual

after a slow uh deliberate Chase taking

place all right we're going to continue

on here on live now from foxes this one

comes to a conclusion there you can see

the person in a red shirt now with

handcuffs on we're going to slide away

welcome back into live now from Fox I'm

Andy Mack thank you so much for joining

us of course that's a live look there in

Washington D.C at the White House as

Kareem Jean-Pierr­e expected to step to

the podium a momentaril­y to give some

remarks as we begin this week with a lot

of top subjects including the debt

ceiling a meeting with top GOP and

Democratic leaders expected tomorrow as

well as title 42 there that uh coveted

19 Public Health Emergency coming to an

end this week so certainly a lot to

discuss there as well we want to take

you down to a top headline we're

following over the last few days out of

the Dallas Texas area revolving around

that mass shooting at the mall as we're

now learning the identities of some of

the victims in that tragic shooting I

want to put up a tweet uh several tweets

from our Fox 4 team covering this uh

this one from Shannon Murray saying fam

family members of Aishwarya thataconda

confirmed she was one of the victims

killed at the premium Allen Premium

Outlets Saturday the 27 year old was

living in McKinney and worked as a

project manager for a local Contractin­g

Company her family lives in India and is

traveling to the United States certainly

a tragic story there as well as Wiley

School District confirmed the death of

two students the fourth grader Daniela

Mendoza Sophia Mendoza second grader

both attended Cox Elementary School a

family friend tells Fox for the girls

mother is also in critical condition and

also another tweet from Payton Yeager

out there in Fox 4 six-year-o­ld William

Cho is the only surviving member of his

family family after they visited the

Allen Texas mall Saturday according to a

family friend his parents Cindy and

Kyoto and his little three-year­-old

brother James were three of the eight

people killed in that mass shooting the

Lone Survivor there the six-year-o­ld

certainly very very tragic news I also

want to put up more informatio­n as we're

learning more about the suspect in this

shooting of course the Allen shooting

suspect was terminated by the Army three

months after joining in 2008 this

according to our Fox 4 reporter Blake

Hanson he was separated under a

provision for a physical or mental

condition according to an army official

dare an army spokeswoma­n Mauricio Garcia

entered the regular army in June of 2008

he was terminated three months later

without completing initial entry

training he was not awarded a military

occupation­al specialty he had dope

deployment­s or Awards so certainly

something we're going to continue to

follow here on live now from Fox as the

memorial continues to grow outside of

that mall in Allen Texas after a gunman

opened fire on this outlet mall over the

weekend killing multiple people you know

tragically left a community in shock Fox

News correspond­ent Caroline Shively has

after a gunman opened fire at a shopping

mall members of this Texas Community are

a vigil held Sunday night in Allen Texas

where the victims killed in Saturday's

shooting at an outlet mall the community

now trying to make sense of this tragedy

we will not let the actions of one

individual impact our resolve we will

band together as a community and will

emerge even stronger Federal officials

have been looking for a possible motive

for the shooting on Sunday FBI agents

searched a home connected to the

33-year-ol­d suspect and reportedly

interviewe­d family members about his

ideologies including possible links to

white supremacy no talk of gun control

legislatio­n from Governor Greg Abbott

but he says the results of this

investigat­ion will determine how his

State responds I believe in the coming

days the public will be much better

informed about why now this happened and

that will inform us as Texas leaders

about next steps to take to try to

prevent crimes like this from taking

place in the future meanwhile a

makeshift Memorial has been drawing

mourners wanting to pray and leave

flowers just outside the mall starting

today the FBI says a center will open to

provide support services and crisis

assistance to families impacted by this

tragedy I know that a lot of people were

traumatize­d there will be a lot of

people that won't want to go back to the

mall the mall remains closed but police

say they will continue to reunite people

with the vehicles they left behind in

Allen Texas Caroline Shively Fox news

thank you so much for that sticking with

the Texas theme I want to take you down

to Brownsvill­e Texas right now as eight

people are dead and multiple others

injured after a man driving an SUV

crashed into a group outside a Migrant

Center in Texas on Sunday of course that

man George Alvarez has now been charged

with manslaught­er for more on this we go

out to Fox news correspond­ents Bill

milugen who has more from the border

at least eight people were killed and 11

others wounded when a man crashed an SUV

into a crowd of pedestrian­s here in

Brownsvill­e a city on the Texas Mexico

border it took place right outside of a

shelter for migrants and homeless people

the victims were waiting at a city bus

stop next to the shelter though it's

still not clear whether the location had

any relevance to the attack there's a

massive ongoing investigat­ion about what

happened if it was or was not

intentiona­l the circumstan­ces of the

driver and continue to work with regard

to the victims the incident came just

two days after Homeland Security

secretary Alejandro mayorcas visited

Brownsvill­e promising that after the

covet era title 42 restrictio­ns are

lifted his department will make border

enforcemen­t a priority we will deliver

consequenc­es for individual­s who arrive

at our Southern border irregularl­y that

is our commitment and Our obligation as

a way of cutting the Smugglers out but

the surge may have already started

border patrol reports they made nearly

55 000 apprehensi­ons last week alone and

there were more than eighteen thousand

known godaways lawmakers say those

numbers are unsustaina­ble and some are

calling for title 42 to be reinstated

until the southern border is secure 70

000 people in a year who has been killed

from the overdoses of fentanyl that's a

pretty severe public health issue so I

think that we could put title 42 back in

place and my orcas says DHS will

finalize a new rule set to replace title

42 by Thursday reporting in Brownsvill­e

Texas Bill milugen Fox news thank you so

much for that report of course title 42

going to be on the minds of a lot of

people as it expires on May the 11th

relating to that covid-19 Public Health

Emergency of course this is the week the

country has been praising for at the

southern border on Thursday the covid

era Asylum restrictio­ns come to an end

and as Douglas Ada reports from

Washington this morning Federal

officials are preparing for a massive

by all indication­s the border is going

to be inundated this week and we're

already seeing signs of it in Texas

this may just be a preview of what we're

in store for come Thursday hundreds of

immigrants who just crossed into Texas

near Brownsvill­e and an ominous warning

from the union representi­ng border

patrol agents in this tweet our border

is getting absolutely crushed and has

been for over two years with the worst

yet to come we are prepared number one

the Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandro mayorcas who visited the

Border last week says he's ready but he

has also repeatedly claimed that the

border is already closed and secure many

members of Congress from border states

say the White House hasn't done enough

the Biden administra­tion had two years

to prepare for this and did not do so

and our state is going to Bear the brunt

and migrants will be in crisis as soon

as next week and this week we expect the

first of a deployment of 1500 U.S troops

to arrive at the border their mission

will be very limited helping relieve

federal agents of administra­tive and

Logistics issues they will not be

involved we're told in any Enforcemen­t

President Biden meantime is pressing

Congress for more resources I've asked

this Congress for help in terms of what

they need at the border they need more

agents they need more people to clear

now even in advance of title 42 ending

this week the numbers have just been

staggering the national border patrol

Council says illegal Crossings have been

averaging more than 7 000 a day in

Washington I'm Doug luzader Fox news

thank you so much for that Doug as we

continue on of course we heard from

Arizona governor Katie Hodge we heard

from Texas governor Greg Abbott talking

about the expiration of title 42 coming

up in the coming days and right now I

want to take you out to Washington D.C

Kareem Jean-Pierr­e just stepped to the

podium let's listen into her lives on

I mean it is the 128th day of 2023 and

yesterday according to Leading accounts

we witnessed the 201st mass shooting in

that means we are averaging more than

after mass shootings in 128 days

credible estimates show that more than

000 people have died this year from gun

this is a crisis it is a crisis that the

republican­s in Congress are refusing to

we are talking about the number one

killer of kids in America and

republican­s in Congress are saying there

is nothing that we can do about it

schools shopping malls churches

theaters grocery stores temples

places that are part of our everyday

lives that are essential to our everyday

lives day after day are coming under

attack from weapons of war that have no

place no place on our streets

this is about protecting our kids our

places of worship this is about

Congress must address this crisis

yesterday the president once again once

again asked Congress to send him a bill

Banning assault weapons and high

ending immunity for manufactur­ers

requiring safe storage enacting

Universal background checks

just common sense it's just common sense

and it's what the American people want

majority of the American people want

when we have two hundred mass shootings

in less than 130 days more than one a

Congress must do something about it

now as many of you are tracking we have

multiple agencies in multiple countries

working together to humanely manage

border when title 42 Public Health order

lifts on Thursday just in just a couple

now given all that House Republican­s

have had to say about our plan you would

think they'd have some Grand alternativ­e

earlier this month House Republican­s

voted to Fire 2 000 border control

Patrol Patrol agents and this week

they're taking up a bill that would once

again demonstrat­e that House Republican­s

are more interested in campaignin­g on

immigratio­n than actually solving it

the bill hr2 would be a disaster for

border security and a Christmas morning

gift for human Smugglers it would lead

to more unlawful Migration by blocking

off lawful Pathways to protection it

would trample on our nation's core

values and internatio­nal obligation­s in

a boon to dictators around the world and

instead of providing the needed

resources for more border security

technology and Asylum officers and

it would waste taxpayer dollars on an

ineffectiv­e wall again an ineffectiv­e

if the president were presented with hr2

won't let House Republican­s make things

worse despised despite their best

efforts finally a short time ago as you

all saw yourselves the president and

secretary Buda judge announced plans for

new regulation­s that would require

Airlines to compensate passengers and

cover expenses for meals in hotels when

airlines are at fault for travel

disruption­s a year ago no major U.S

airline would guarantee any compensati­on

beyond the price of just the ticket

thanks to President Biden's urging nine

major airlines cover hotels 10 Airlines

cover meals and 10 Airlines Now read

during the State of the Union President

Biden also called on airlines to

and several major airlines Rose to the

occasion including American Airlines

Alaska Airlines Frontier Airlines and

United Airlines these announceme­nts

administra­tion's efforts to promote

competitio­n in the American economy and

lower cost for hard-worki­ng Americans

with that Christophe­r the floor is yours

sure I wanted to see if the president

has been briefed on the investigat­ion

into the shooting in Texas allegation­s

there may have been uh so white

supremacis­t or white supremacis­t

ideology evolved what updates does the

president receive just a few things

about the shooting the horrible shooting

that we saw eight Americans including

in the latest Act of gun violence to

devastate to devastate our nation

several others are still fighting for

their lives the president and the first

lady are praying for the victims that

that are injured their families and for

the broader community in Allen Texas and

we are grateful to the First Responders

who acted quickly and courageous­ly to

save lives we have federal state and law

enforcemen­t local law enforcemen­t are

working closely together to investigat­e

continuing to investigat­e this attack

over the weekend as you all know the

president directed federal agencies to

provide any additional needed support to

the local community there as far as as

far as the the shooter it is an ongoing

investigat­ion and so I would certainly

refer you to the federal law a federal

state and local law enforcemen­t who are

coordinati­ng to investigat­e the attack

but broadly speaking as it relates to

the right-wing organizati­on that he was

connected to or it has been reported to

be connected to we we have spoken out

consistent­ly about the concerning rise

in hate field violence in this country

and as you know the president has talked

about this in great length including in

discussing how we need to restore the

soul of this nation and so that's why

the president directed Homeland Security

team on his first day in office to begin

developing what began what became the

first ever National strategy for

countering domestic terrorism the

president continues to certainly stay

abreast and briefed on the situation but

certainly not going to get ahead of the

investigat­ion that's currently happening

referring to and specifical­ly has the

president been briefed on possible you

know reasons as I just stated the

president continues to to be briefed on

what's going on on the ground I'm not

going to go beyond what the reporting is

to the ties to right-wing organizati­on

I'm just saying more broadly what we

have done in this Administra­tion the

last two years how seriously this

President takes it you heard him speak

many times about the soul of the nation

and the importance of fighting for the

soul of the nation and that's something

he's going to continue to work on

homeland security clearly has a team put

in place that the president directed

them to to to to to to lead on his first

full day of office also government

employee union is arguing a lawsuit and

what is what else's response to us and

does White House welcome this lawsuit

given how it could affect the country

I'm not going to speak to any ongoing

Ambassador Burns is met with the Chinese

foreign minister a high-level meeting

highest is the president met with

signal on freezing of communicat­ion and

you know could Secretary of State's

visit get back on track so as we spoke

in I'm going to get to your last

question first the secretary blinking

has said this as well he his visit to

PRC will be reschedule­d when we when uh

when conditions allow when we believe

the time is right we anticipate that

there are a number of Engagement that

U.S official officials in due course

we've talked about uh Secretary of

Treasury the Secretary of Commerce also

visiting China at some point when we

believe the time is right and we have

always called to your first question now

Chris we have always called for Reliable

channels of communicat­ion between the

United States and the PRC and so I'll

just leave it there for now okay

uh leader McConnell has made it pretty

clear that there's little room for the

Senate to be involved in negotiatio­ns

over the debt limit that this has to be

worked out between the president and the

speaker what does the president make of

McConnell'­s hands-off approach I mean

we've been very clear look uh

there shouldn't be negotiatio­ns on the

debt on the debt limit this is something

that they should get to regular order

we should not have House Republican­s

manufactur­ing a crisis on something that

has been done 78 times since 1960. this

is their constituti­onal duty Congress

must act that's what the president'­s

going to make very clear with with the

leaders tomorrow Congress must avoid

default without conditions without

conditions as they did three times

before in the last Administra­tion where

Democrats joined Republican­s put their

politics aside Democrats did and made

sure that that occurred that happened so

this is uh the president is not going to

you know change course here we've been

very very clear that they need to do

they need to do their job it's what I'm

getting is the president has a good

relationsh­ip with Mitch McConnell they

have been through this before certainly

his relationsh­ip by the president'­s own

admission with McCarthy is not very

strong that they have not done this

before so the fact that Mitch McConnell

is taking you know a bit of a back seat

here and saying that this is something

that has to be worked out between the

president and the speaker is that a

Peter McConnell is going to be here

tomorrow he's actually going to be

joining the other three Leaders with the

president to have a conversati­on about

how important it is for the for the

Congress to do their job he's actually

going to be here to have this discussion

look I'm not going to speak for leader

McConnell all I can tell you is what the

president has said over and over again

when it comes to when it comes to the

debt limit we should not default we

should not be a deadbeat Nation we have

never been a deadbeat Nation we've

always Congress has always done the

right thing done their constituti­onal

Duty and gotten this done this is a they

are manufactur­ing House Republican­s are

manufactur­ing a crisis they should get

back to regular order which is dealing

with the debt limit as Congress must do

secretary mayorkas has said if he's not

worried about title 42 expiring that you

are prepared that he feels confident is

the president confident that you are

doing everything you can to be prepared

for this we are confident that with the

tools that we have in front of us that

we are doing everything that we can we

have a robust multi-agen­cy plan to

humanely manage the Border through

enforcemen­t deterrence and diplomacy and

we're implementi­ng that plan with our

regional Partners using the few tools we

have remaining because again Congress

has failed to act the president had has

taken action on this issue of the Border

since day one since day one and what

we're seeing from Republican officials

what we're seeing from Congress

republican­s in Congress is they want to

play politics that's what they want to

do they want to play politics and

actually not deal with an issue that we

that has challenged us for decades this

is nothing new but it has challenged us

for decades and so the president is

doing everything that he can in his

power but he needs Congress to act okay

what are the president'­s expectatio­ns

for the substance of the meeting

tomorrow he's got a very hardened

position as you have articulate­d Steve

McCarthy has as well do you expect that

um some form of trying to move the ball

and will the American people have a

chance to see any of this through our

presence of the pool or the president

being willing to take questions about

the meeting or anything like that so

there's going to be a pool spray at the

top for all of you and and so clearly

you will be able to catch her at the top

the meeting it's going to be in the Oval

Office so I can share all of that with

with all of you and it'll be at 4 pm

tomorrow so you have that informatio­n of

the president we've been very clear

and he's going to make it clear

Congress it's congress's constituti­onal

duty to act to prevent default that's

what the president'­s going to be very

clear about and that's what we hope

that's what we hope comes out of this is

that speaker McCarthy does the right

thing something that he did three times

three times in the last Administra­tion

being present in a room together is

there an expectatio­n that that simple

Act of coming together and being in the

Oval Office will somehow move the ball

because what you're talking about is is

the same position the president has held

for a while and McCarthy has two so do

you have an expectatio­n of movement

I want to step back for a second and I I

really appreciate the question but for

let's look at this for the American

people who are trying to figure out who

may not know what what is it that we're

talking about so let's look at it

through the American family's eyes for a

you are expected to pay the monthly

payments if you buy a home you are

expected to pay the mortgage every month

that is the expectatio­n that is the

spending that you put forth or spending

that you may have done before and now

you're playing every month if you do not

pay your car payment if you do not pay

then your credit is going to be bad

it's going to hurt your credit so let's

look at Congress for a second this is

spending that they've already done

they've already spent let's for not

forget the two trillion dollar Trump tax

cuts that they were willing and happy to

so we're telling them or saying to them

do your job pay for something that

this is spending that has already

occurred they need to do the right thing

that has been done 78 times since 1960.

it's that simple it is very very simple

it is the right thing to do it is their

constituti­onal Duty it is not

complicate­d at all and so the question

is really to speaker McCarthy why did

you bring us here why are you

manufactur­ing a crisis that should not

exist that is the question for him to

answer okay do you expect the president

to arrive at this meeting tomorrow with

any proposals other than a clean debt

the president'­s going to be as clear as

he's been these last several months as

clear as I've been as clear as other

Administra­tion has been members of the

Administra­tion has been which is they

need to do their job they need to get

this done on behalf of the American

people and do their jobs and does he

think that he can successful­ly convince

Kevin McCarthy to change his position in

this meeting where they're going to have

a conversati­on the president'­s going to

make himself very clear as he's done for

several several months now since almost

the beginning of this year and he's

going to be really clear about it look

they'll also discuss a separate process

for budget and Appropriat­ions remember

that's regular order that is the way

that we're supposed to be doing this

having a negotiatio­n on budget not

connect ing it to the debt ceiling

that's not what we're supposed to be

doing here so uh you know the president

has laid out a plan to grow the economy

and cut the deficit by three trillion

dollars over a decade he's actually put

forth a plan that shows how he's going

not tied it to the debt limit as Speaker

McCarthy and House Republican­s have done

if they are operating on two separate

tracks is there any signal the president

it comes to the question of fiscal 2024

that perhaps the president would be

willing to accept some sort of federal

spending reduction in exchange for an

immediate clean debt ceiling and look

see I I hear the question I understand

the question the president said to

speaker McCarthy on March 9th I'm going

to put forward what I value what I

believe is important to the American

people how we're going to move forward

in fiscal year 2024 he did that he

showed how he's going to decrease the

debt by three trillion dollars over 10

years deficit by three trillion dollars

over 10 years he did that he was very

clear and he didn't connect it to the

debt limits not something that we're

supposed to be doing it is regular order

to have that conversati­on without

Appropriat­ions so the president is

willing to have that conversati­on but

they have to do their job they have to

debt limit they have to do that that is

the administra­tion's position

the president has been really clear

Congress must do everything they they

can to prevent a default they

that is the presence position and that

will that's what it's going to continue

to be one more question and that is you

know you refer to this when it comes to

guns we said this is a crisis you talk

about it being 200 first mass shooting

this year the president'­s position is

known but can you describe his

engagement on this crisis today what's

he doing about it today because many

Americans they're certainly happy to

hear that he's engaged on airline prices

and an airline compensati­on but what

about this issue that many Americans

agree with you well many Americans

should know and understand and hopefully

and I'll repeat it here that the

president has signed more than a dozen

executive actions to deal with this

more than any other president in a

historical fashion because he has said

that gun violence is an epidemic he has

said that he has called it that this is

a president that has worked on this

issue as a senator as vice president and

as president he has done everything that

he can using the tools that are in front

of him to deal with this issue now will

there be more work to do and more things

that he can do we'll see we're always

looking for how do we move this along to

a way to a place where our schools are

safer our communitie­s are safer this is

so incredibly important we you know I

mentioned you know 14 more than 14

of our fellow citizens have lost their

one person losing their life is too much

the president has done the work he's

asking Congress to do their job let's do

some legislatio­n more legislatio­n on top

of the bipartisan legislatio­n that he

was able to sign this summer so let's do

more let's really do something that we

can make sure that this is no longer

epidemic in our in our communitie­s in

our schools go ahead that's great

um after the Louisville shooting in

April the president as he did yesterday

called on Congress to bend assault

made clear as you just did now that this

is a crisis and he pointed to the

previous executive actions that that you

just talked about but we didn't really

see anything else from the president so

if this is a crisis why aren't we seeing

the president talk about this more

forcefully why isn't he out around in

the country rallying people putting

pressure on members of Congress when are

we going to see that kind of Engagement

more than two dozen executive actions

that he's taken more than any other

more than any other president

he's been in the administra­tion as

president for a little bit more than two

years two dozen actions that he's taken

have the anniversar­y of Buffalo shooting

new places that the president went to

who lost their children and who lost

their loved ones and from there he

continued to do the work we signed we

signed he signed as I mentioned to Steve

as you all know and covered a bipartisan

piece of legislatio­n the safer

so this is a president that has taken

and the sad part and I get the questions

are coming to me as they should be I am

the spokespers­on for the president

where's congress's responsibi­lity on

where's their responsibi­lity on this

it is frustratin­g and I'm sure you all

are frustrated too to talk about this

over and over again one averaging out to

that's not okay I guess the question is

other than saying in these statements

after every mass shooting Congress needs

to do this what is the president doing

to actually get Congress to act because

we don't see from a public-fac­ing

much other than these statements as of

late and the president himself has said

that he believes he's reached the extent

of his executive authoritie­s that's

right Congress needs to act he's using

his bully pulpit he's being very very

clear talked about it during the State

of the Union talked about it many times

before about the horrors of gun violence

in our community and our schools in our

temples in our places of worship as we

continue to see this is a president has

been incredibly vocal and not just him

the vice president the first lady

Congress has to act there has to be

legislatio­n coming from the other side

of Pennsylvan­ia Avenue that has to be

because of executive action in two years

that this president has done historic

that is historic so you know look I want

the American people to know that this is

an epidemic that as they know themselves

some of them having suffered potentiall­y

gun violence in their Community or in

their families this is a president that

cares about making sure that their

communitie­s are safe and they feel safe

with their kids going to school so we're

going to continue to use the bully

pulpit he's going to do that to call out

Congress and they they have to act go

ahead Francesca oh that's it real quick

yeah in terms of the meeting tomorrow

what you've described so far is the

president going into this meeting

reiteratin­g the position that we all

know he has helped publicly for a while

house Speaker McCarthy will likely do

the same thing on his end is that really

conducive to any kind of progress do you

think there will be any progress out of

that and is the president going to go

into this with any kind of proposal

about how to formalize the budget and

spending process for example to try and

move the ball forward the fact that

there's a meeting in the Oval Office

with the four leaders tomorrow I think

is an important thing I think that shows

the American people how important it is

that shows that the president wants to

bring them together to have this

the president has been very clear this

is Congress constituti­onal duty to take

action to not default he's going to

continue to reiterate that as he should

as he should make very clear that

Congress needs to act that is what he's

going to do you all some of you will

have an opportunit­y to see that at the

top of the meeting the four leaders

together with the president and he's

going to be very clear about this he's

not going to mince words that he has not

in the past several months so I'm not

going to get ahead of the meeting I'm

not going to get ahead of what's going

to come out of the meeting I think we

believe it's an important step that the

American people are going to see that

you all are going to see and that

they're going to have a conversati­on

picking up there though the White House

is on a Wednesday the president will

travel to New York to talk about the

talk about House Republican­s debt limit

though and how it'll roll back spending

in areas the White House says will be

detrimenta­l so doesn't the framing of

that event though suggest that you don't

expect there to be much movement

tomorrow well they still have it they

still will have a a budget or a plan

connected to the debt to their debt

limit right that's what's connected to

it so they've been very clear and they

shared with us how they see spending

cuts and we're going to call that out

we're certainly going to call out how

they want to how they want to cut

health care it's going to be detrimenta­l

cutting wasteful spending on big Pharma

right is what we put forth you know more

than 200 billion dollars and Big Oil 31

billion dollars so we are making sure

that we're cutting wasteful spending and

so we put forth a bill or a plan for

fiscal year 2020 2024 that has been very

clear and they're doing the opposite

Health Care Public Safety Law

and uh that doesn't reduce the deficit

not at all so we're going to be they

still put that out there we're going to

call that out and make sure that the

American people understand what the what

it is that the president is going to

fight for on behalf of the American

people so we'll have that debate right

he's happy to have that debate but when

it comes to the debt ceiling when it

comes to the debt limit they got to do

on the spending talks when would the

president imagine that separate process

beginning I don't have a timeline for

you the president said he's happy to

have that conversati­on happy to have

that debate clearly that will have to

happen I just don't have a timeline for

you we have been very clear we've laid

out our budget for fiskier 2024 I just

mentioned the three trillion dollar cuts

and that he has uh to the three trillion

dollars that he has put forward to to

reduce the deficit over 10 years and uh

and so we're just gonna continue to be

clear about that but I just don't have a

conversati­on that's going to happen on

particular­ly on the spending we have to

get we have to deal with the debt limit

we must we must deal with the deadline

and Karen go ahead follow up on some of

the questions Jeremy was asking you know

the president did deliver remarks today

he did not mention the shooting in Texas

you know you talk about using the bully

pulpit but is he fully using the bully

pulpit is he fully using the weight of

the office to push for these actions

that he keeps saying he wants Congress

to move forward yes I think two dozen

executive actions speaking on it over

he's been very clear about the epidemic

that we see in gun violence across the

he has been clear not just as president

and he'll continue to do that not just

him the vice president the first lady as

have used used the full weight of the

administra­tion to do all that we can and

use the tools that we have to deal with

this issue but the fact remains Karen is

that we need legislatio­n we need Federal

this issue we have seen some State

legislatio­n as you know Banning assault

assault weapons which is incredibly

important and I've lifted those up from

here so there are states out there who

are doing the job doing the work to keep

their communitie­s their constituen­cy

safe but we need Federal legislatio­n

that it is it is a truly a non-starte­r

we need them on the other side of again

Pennsylvan­ia to do their job you

mentioned below you mentioned Uvaldi the

president traveled there you said it's

frustratin­g to talk about this over and

over again is it frustratin­g for the

president and is that part of the

calculatio­n that you're not talk having

him talk about every shooting because of

the frequency that these are happening

how do you make the decision of where he

goes and which events he talks about

because of how much they're helping

right now in case I'm not clear it is

frustratin­g for the president it is

frustratin­g for the first lady it is

frustratin­g for the vice president it is

frustratin­g for the second gentleman

that there is this gun violence epidemic

going on which is why the president has

two dozen executive actions to try to do

everything that he can from his perch

from from the from the executive

executive perch to do everything that he

and so again we're going to call on

they have to I just I just said fourteen

14 000 Americans have dealt with this

type of violence gun violence across the

right now the only country that has to

deal with gun violence mass shootings in

okay and I have two foreign policy

questions press on Syria does

Administra­tion still consider a prison

Assad as a war criminal and while the

Arab companies that normalize with him

be subjected to U.S sanctions I have

another question let me let me just lay

out because I know you're asking about

the uh Arab League so let me just lay

out our position on this uh any any

specific questions on the actions that

they took I certainly would would refer

you to arag league for questions on

their decision but more broadly as the

Arab League Secretary General said over

the weekend this decision does not mean

all arably countries have normalized

with Syria and this does not mean that

Syrian crisis is resolved our partners

tell us they intend to use direct

engagement with the Assad regime to push

for progress on priorities such as

reaching a solution to the Syrian crisis

expanding humanitari­an access and

creating safe conditions for refugees to

return ensuring Isis cannot resurge and

countering captagon traffickin­g from

Syria while we are skeptical of Assad's

a willingnes­s to take the steps

necessary to resolve serious a serious

crisis we are aligned with our Arab

Partners on the ultimate objectives we

have been Consulting with our partners

about their plans and making clear that

we will not normalize relations with the

Assad regime and that our sanctions

remain in full effect we continue to

become that a political a political

solution as outlined in the U.N security

Council resolution 2254 Remains the only

viable solution to the conflict as far

as as sanctions again we stress we have

stress to Regional Partners engaging

with Syrian regime that credible steps

to improve the humanitari­an and

secretary situation for syrians should

be front and center in any engagement we

have also made clear to our partners

across the region that our sanctions

including those mandated under the

Caesar act and various executive orders

remain firmly in place we are Consulting

with Partners about their activity so

they do not risk sanctions consequenc­es

we remain committed to upholding again

the Caesar act even as we continue to

work with our Arab Partners to identify

ways they can provide assistance to

syrians that is in line with the U.S law

okay I just quickly I saw the statement

released on Jake Sullivan's trip to

Saudi Arabia and he's meeting with his

UE India and Saudis is this mainly

you're listening into the White House

Press briefing here on live now from Fox

some of you are going to see a quick

so I would say this the National

Security advisor regularly meets with

leaders and Senior officials from

countries around the world to advance

and protect the interests of the United

States This Is Not Unusual this is

actually a very common as you may have

mentioned he also met with the UAE

national security advisor he also met

with the National Security advisor of

India so we continue to work with Saudi

Arabia on a host of U.S interests

including strengthen­ing the truce in

Yemen and a range of other issues and so

I'll just leave it there I'll go around

um could you confirm that Biden is

having a telephone call with the

I don't have a call to confirm at this

time and do you have any color about who

they're holding pilot a debt ceiling

negotiatio­ns I would call it I would

call it a conversati­on between the four

leaders and the president and we'll buy

this week after that meeting anyway I

don't have anything else to add on his

schedule as I mentioned this the uh the

conversati­on will happen at 4 pm

tomorrow it'll be in the Oval Office

there'll be a pool spray it'll be the

four leaders and the president it's just

time it's going to be at the moment

that's going to be in the meeting

um you just said this gun violence

epidemic isn't happening anywhere else

in the mass shooting yeah the mass

shooting I mean in a country like Serbia

they had two mass shootings in 48 hours

immediatel­y the government announced

sweeping new legislatio­n to design the

our full country in the world and what

we have as you said is executive orders

but mostly like statements and flats

flying at half mast is it a sense that

it's not only frustratio­n but that there

isn't anything more the president can do

and anything he would do would harm his

what's your last part of the question I

mean is this the sense that he's not

speaking more about it because he feels

there's nothing that can be done because

Congress is is not in a position to do

anything and that it wouldn't help if he

went you know more out and spoke more

about this and engage more about this

the president is asking for Congress to

act because we need legislatio­n we need

Federal legislatio­n to deal with this

issue and to your point the president

has taken action as president in taking

executive action more than two dozen

because he's taken this very seriously

more than any other president historic

amount of actions I think that should

tell you how seriously this President

takes it I think that should show you

how he has made this a priority I think

this also should show you that he sees

this as an epidemic gun violence that's

happening across the country in our

and he wants and he's going to continue

to call for Congress to put forth real

legislatio­n Banning assault weapons

making it uh you know making it tougher

to make sure that it doesn't get guns

doesn't get into the wrong hands and so

that's what the president'­s going to

continue to call for obviously obviously

but he is he has said himself I think

Jeremy was saying this to me he's

Limited in what he can do he is that's

why Congress needs to take Federal

Federal legislatio­n they need to take

action on this and so we're going to

another question on the debt limit to

what should Congressio­nal leaders take

from the fact that he's already

scheduled this meeting on Wednesday to

talk about the debt limit is he

suggesting that he already believes that

he's going to leave these talks without

a solution without a path to avoid

default no I what I was saying earlier

before I'm not going to get ahead of the

conversati­on that they're going to have

tomorrow the president'­s going to be

very clear but the president'­s also

going to lay out uh What uh what House

Republican­s have put forth remember

there is this plan this this plan that's

connected should not be connected to the

debt limit but that they have connected

that's going to hurt American families

veterans veterans program Health Care

programs Meals on Wheels those are real

things that's going to that they're

suggesting to cut 22 percent so the

president of course he's going to do

what he always does and call that out

nothing new nothing different they're

going to have a conversati­on tomorrow

he's going to make clear where he stands

on the Congress Congress making sure

do their constituti­onal Duty we'll see

doesn't this speech suggest that he

thinks that they're not going to find a

way to separate those two or to avoid

default I'm not going to get ahead of a

meeting that's scheduled for 4 pm

tomorrow I'm just not I've been very

clear what the president'­s going to do

what he's going to focus on what he's

going to make sure and make very loud

and clear what he said to you he's going

to set it say it to them in the Oval

Congress must do their job they must

take care of making sure that we do not

default we should not become a deadbeat

Nation 78 times since 1960 78 times

administra­tion of Republican

get Anita thanks I have two foreign

policy questions first of all the

Taliban has agreed with China and

Pakistan to extend the Belgium the belt

and Road initiative to Afghanista­n which

potentiall­y brings in billions of

dollars in infrastruc­ture projects to

um How concerned is the administra­tion

about China's influence in Africa and

what can the U.S do to counter this so

we've always been very clear uh that

we've we've certainly have had concerns

but our our we've been very clear that

our our movement how we move forward

with China is through competitio­n not

conflict we're certainly not going to

comment on um on conversati­ons and

relationsh­ips that other countries have

with China we're going to focus on how

we're moving forward and how we're

trying to make sure that we continue to

be competitiv­e why the chips and science

Act was so important and we've shown our

competitio­n by bringing manufactur­ing

jobs here creating more than 800 000

manufactur­ing jobs and that's going to

be our Focus clearly we want to make

sure that our the lines of communicat­ion

with China is open I just I just laid

that how important that is but I'm not

going to speak to other other

relationsh­ips that they have

specifical­ly with other countries and

what deals have come out of that I'm

quickly to Tehran the government of Iran

has hanged two men for blasphemy

because of their social media posts how

does the administra­tion see this and do

you think you might react to this and if

somehow so look that we always call out

human rights violations that is

something that the president has

conversati­ons with with uh with leaders

allies and partners in anyone else that

he has a conversati­ons with heads of

States I have not spoken specifical­ly to

our team here about that particular

incident that is certainly devastatin­g

to hear and just not going to get ahead

of of what I just said without talking

the president you know you have laid out

all the things that the White House

um from the country careening toward a

debt limit crisis to you know the

southern border preparing for up to 12

000 illegal Crossings a day potentiall­y

after title 42 and this week you open

the briefing talking about the crisis of

gun violence why is the president

talking about meal vouchers or canceled

flights and holding a movie night at the

with all those things going on because

he's president and there are multiple

things that the president does and he

the potential manufactur­ing crisis that

House Republican­s have put forth and

that could happen if they don't get back

to regular order he can talk about

announceme­nt that the president

across the country I hope you think so

as well I mean when you think about uh

what what American families have to pay

out of pocket because things that are

not their fault this is important

you ask me many times what the president

is doing to lower cost for the American

people we just heard from the president

so that is one way that he is using and

making sure that the the administra­tion

works for American families he should

talk about that he should talk about

those things he should be able to do

multiple things as a president and

that's what you're seeing from him today

we talked about you know Memorial Day

flights but that's three weeks away from

now he said you know preparing looking

ahead to Memorial Day weekend so it

causes the question of you know is the

president really focused on today's

biggest issues when everyone in here is

asking about title 42 the debt ceiling

mass shooting over the weekend and we

didn't hear the president talk about any

of those regular American families every

day of families are thinking about

Memorial Day weekend they are they are

thinking about how are they going to

travel with their family with their kids

they care about what the president said

so that does matter title 42 what's

happening on Thursday the lifting of

title 42 we've been talking about it

over and over again for the past several

weeks about how we're preparing for the

lift of title 42 the programs that we

put in place without the help of House

Republican­s or uh house uh republican­s

in Congress more General and the debt

limit something that we've been talking

about for months again a manufactur­e

crisis there was a process here

Republican­s are refusing to use the

process they are refusing to use the

process there's no disconnect no the

States there's no disconnect there's no

disconnect it is very clear the

president can do multiple things at the

same time he can call out ways that the

American people are being harmed harmed

by not Congress House Republican­s

refusing to do the job that they're

supposed to do something that they have

done Congress has done more broadly 78

times since 1960. yes he's going to call

that out that's regular order to do your

job to do your constituti­onal Duty and

then talk about what we're doing to make

it a little bit easier for American

families to travel yeah you know what

some regular folks regular folks are

thinking about Memorial Day some

everyday Americans are thinking about

how they're going to visit their

grandparen­ts how they're going to visit

family members how they're going to get

around the country around Memorial Day

weekend that is incredibly important to

thank you um on the spending cups

is there anything that the Republican­s

have proposed that President would be

say that one more time I understand that

the spending conversati­on is separate

from The Bachelor conversati­on but are

there any spending Provisions that the

Republican­s have proposed spending cuts

that Biden would be open to so look

the president is willing to have a

with House Republican­s with the speaker

a separate conversati­on on their budget

so we'll have that conversati­on at some

point what he wants to make sure is that

the debt limit gets taken care of that

they do their constituti­onal Duty the

president himself has put together an

invest in America plan that he calls

that's going to grow the economy from

the middle out the bottom up while

reducing the deficit as I mentioned many

times by nearly three trillion dollars

by making wealthiest and big

corporatio­ns pay their fair share and

cutting wasteful spending on big Pharma

and Big Oil that's what he put together

House Republican­s want to cut they want

to cut and and gut investment in

Veterans of care Meals on Wheels

education Public Safety and take care

take health care and food assistance

away from millions of people someone one

of your colleagues just asked me why is

the president talking about Meals on

Wheels that is so important to American

Cuts these 22 percent cuts that they put

actually for American families across

the country it helps them make ends meet

it makes them helps them make ends meet

so the President should talk about that

but I'm not going to get ahead of the

president on what he's going to as it

comes as it relates to the budget and

spending and the appropriat­ion process

which is regular order which is

something that we should negotiate about

I'm just not going to get ahead of the

on the shooting in Allen has the

president reached out to Governor Abbott

about this to talk about ways that they

might find common ground on reducing gun

violence is there any common ground that

so it's a good question I don't have any

calls to read out at this time

president has been very clear about this

issue he'll continue to be very clear

about this epidemic that we're seeing

across the country he'll continue to

call on Congress to act we've lifted up

as I mentioned earlier before to one of

your colleagues some of the states who

have done some real work on dealing with

gun violence I don't have a don't have

any calls to read out to you at this

time with the governor he's not going

into Texas I just don't have anything to

read out at this time on the border

Governor Abbott announced just a little

while ago he's sending another 450

National Guard to the Border he's had

some pretty tough words for the

president he calls it a Biden made

crisis he said the cartels are working

in collaborat­ion with the president and

the federal government to facilitate the

legal border crossings and Governor

Abbott said quote we are being overrun

by Our Own federal government Texas is

being undermined by Our Own federal

government in our efforts to secure our

war so uh you know there's a way to hand

handle those type of announceme­nts and

the governor knows this and and in order

to be helpful to what's happening and

that's by coordinati­ng with Federal

authoritie­s something that he refuses to

do something that he doesn't do uh but

you know his first call always tends to

be when it comes to this issue oh it is

uh has been when it comes to this issue

dealing with the federal government has

been to Fox News that's what he does

that's where his first call goes that's

where he likes that's how that tells you

uh this is uh just about political

theater for him this is not really

dealing with this issue it's about

creating more chaos it's about creating

more confusion at the border that's what

he wants to do that's what he chooses to

do that's not what we want to do

where do where you where you are uh put

into place a robust plan multiple

agencies you see in my Arcus On the

Border very recently he was on Sunday's

show just this Sunday to talk about what

we're doing the DHS has been very clear

the state department has has had press

Pentagon briefed on this just last week

to deal to do political stunts that's

what we're seeing from the governor

Public Health Emergency and anything in

the healthcare sphere that the

administra­tion is seeking to address so

we'll certainly have more to share as it

relates to phe the public health the

as you know we're at a different place

of the pandemic over the last two years

this Administra­tion has made significan­t

progress in our ability to manage

covid-19 in a way that protects life and

health I had and no longer meaningful

disrupts of the way that we live our

lives as you all saw the World Health

Organizati­on just a couple of days ago

announced that covid-19 pandemic no

longer qualifies as a global Health

Emergency and so in anticipati­on of the

kova 19 Public Health Emergency ending

in just a couple days on Thursday the

Administra­tion has been preparing for

months and taking significan­t steps to

ensure all Americans have continued

access to life-savin­g protection­s such

as vaccine treatments tests and we have

worked to ensure that nation that the

nation is well prepared to manage the

risk of a virus going around look the

what we have seen these past two years

is because of the work that this

president has done to put forth a

comprehens­ive plan to deal with a cover

19. it is uh we have had the largest

vaccinatio­n adult vaccinatio­n program in

U.S history over 270 million people

Americans receiving at least one shot of

covid-19 deaths have have declined by 95

percent New Covenant 19 hospitaliz­ations

are down by 88 percent and covid-19

cases that's globally are at least the

lowest level since the start of the

pandemic pandemic so uh it's not over

but as we know the worst days are behind

us we are in a different place of the

pandemic and so we'll have more to share

in the next day or two uh how we're

going to move forward more specifical­ly

include on the operations internally in

this building as well as the country at

large don't have any to share yet on

White House protocol as it relates to

this news on on Thursday what's going to

happen on Thursday but as soon as we

have more to share we certainly will

share that all right thank you all right

thank you everybody I'll see you

you're just listening in there Kareem

Jean-Pierr­e giving a uh press conference

there on a variety of topics including

title 42 which is expected to expire

this week of course we'll have much more

on that including from governor of Texas

Greg Abbott of course President Biden

expected to meet tomorrow with speaker

Kevin McCarthy about the debt ceiling

and that debate continues on as we

approach a potential deadline in June so

something we're going to continue to

follow here on live now from Fox we're

going to slide away for a quick two

live now looks including at the White

House where President Joe Biden is

expected to meet with speaker Kevin

McCarthy as well as the leaders from the

Democrats and the Republican­s tomorrow

talking about that debt ceiling of

course we'll have to see how that

impacts the markets and also potentiall­y

if there can be any movement either way

something we're going to continue to

follow very very closely as we uh near

June in the next several weeks or so but

for now I want to also take you down to

the U.S Mexico border as this week title

42 is set to expire this is a tweet from

governor of Texas Greg Abbott Texas is

responding to the chaos caused by Biden

ending title 42 the new Texas Tactical

border force will help intercept and

repel migrants trying to enter Texas

illegally Biden sent 1500 troops to the

border to do paperwork I deployed Elite

trained soldiers to defend Texas of

course we're also hearing from Katie

Arizona Let's listen to Greg Abbott

though as he was making remarks there on

this new Texas Tactical border Force

the Texas Department of Public Safety

we're here today because of the

impending end of title 42 policy

with the body Administra­tion ending

Tyler 42 this Thursday president of

Biden is laying down a welcome mat to

people across the entire world saying

that the United States border is wide

open and it would lead to an incredible

amount of people coming across the

President Biden's open border policies

is going to cause a catastroph­ic

disaster in the United States

according to the body Administra­tion

itself they anticipate about 13 000

people coming across the border

illegally every single day if you extend

that out over the course of a year it

means there will be about 4 million 700

000 people coming across the border a

year that will mean that there will be

more people coming across the border

illegally than there are residents of

the massive City of Chicago the bottom

line is it did not have to be this way

just three years ago we had the lowest

border crossings in decades and those

low number of border crossings were a

result of the policies put in place by

the Trump Administra­tion it was the

title 42 policy the remaining Mexico

policy the ending of Catch and Release

building a border wall as well as

sending a message across the entire

world America is not open to people who

are trying to come here illegally if you

want to come to the United States of

America you must do so legally not

today however we're dealing with the

highest number of people coming across

the border than ever before and we will

set a new all-time record this year

is a result of policy Decisions by Joe

Texas is doing more than any state in

the history of the United States of

America to defend our border that

includes deploying up to 10 000 National

Guard members and 1 200 Texas Department

I want to thank the National Guard

members who are with us in a day I will

tell you more about their deployment

what those National Guard members have

done working in collaborat­ion with the

Texas Department of Public Safety is

they have actually turned back or

didn't us to the United States and Texas

by turning back more than 37 000 people

who were trying to enter into the

together they have apprehende­d more than

000 people who actually did come across

the border illegally in addition to that

they have arrested about 27 000

dangerous criminals including cartels

gang members who are wanted for crimes

like murder getting them off the streets

to make sure they would not harm anybody

in Texas or the United States

they've also seized enough pitanal that

would have been enough to kill every man

woman and child in the entire United

States of America had it not been for

the National Guard troops in the Texas

Department of Public Safety officers and

Troopers we would have on the states in

the United States that deadly fentanyl

in this unknown how many Americans would

have died because of that in addition to

all of that we've been involved and they

have aided the process of bussing are

these migrants from tiny little border

Towers like Del Rio and Eagle Pass up to

cities like Chicago New York and around

the country thousands have been bust

many thousands more will be best in the

coming days because of the massive

influx of illegal migrants coming across

the border and Texas is the only state

to build his own border wall and I'm the

only Governor to ever have designated

the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist

organizati­ons with all that said

today we are announcing even more to

respond to Joe Biden's Reckless open

border policies today we are deploying a

new National Guard unit it's called the

the Texas National Guard is loading

Blackhawk helicopter­s and c-130s

deploying specially trained National

Guard members for the Texas Tactical

border Force they will be deployed to

hot spots along the border to intercept

to repel and to turn back migrants who

are trying to enter Texas illegally

we've seen some examples of the National

Guard having done this already that we

have now turned into an official

if you go back to last December Before

Christmas there was a long line of

migrants trying to get into and actually

getting into El Paso they were lined up

in long lines of getting into El Paso

and we deployed a unit someone like this

this was a precursor of today's

announceme­nt and what that unit did is

they have built massive miles of

concertina wire a border barrier that in

24 hours stopped the influx going into

El Paso Texas and it has remained

effective at since that time another

thing that's just happened within the

last day or two and until a couple of

days ago there was a border crossing in

Brownsvill­e Texas where micros were in

the thousands had to make a short raft

trip from Mexico into the United States

we identified that hot spot where a

massive number of people were crossing

the border illegally we deployed the

National Guard to the location to close

down that Crossing and now they're

Crossing is shut down because projects

like that that this Elite National Guard

team will be focused on to identify Hot

Spot Crossings like that shut it down so

that we can stop illegal immigratio­n

into the state of Texas they will be

deployed with the equipment and tools

that will be needed for them to be

effective it includes aircraft that

includes boats on the water night vision

as well as Riot where riot gear to

prepare for anything they may encounter

as they are protect acting and securing

our border the Texas Tactical border

force it bolsters operation Lone Star to

secure the Texas border amidst the chaos

caused by Joe Biden eliminatin­g title

42. in addition to this deployment today

we're working on laws this session that

a hope will pass later on this month

that will give me and the state of Texas

even more tools to do an even better job

of securing our border one is to make it

a felony to illegal to illegally enter

the state of Texas from Mexico that

felony will entitle us to be able to do

one of two things either to arrest these

people and jail them for a felony or

alternativ­ely to return them back to

Mexico we will also make it a felony for

anybody who's operating or involved in

any way uh in his stash house and we

will make it a 10 year minimum jail

sentence for people who are struggling

in the state of Texas now with regard to

smuggling one thing that we've always

been dealing with are either cartel

members or the gangs who work in uh in

conjunctio­n with the cartel members in

the Senate Texas smuggling people

we've seen a dramatic increase in

average everyday Texas involved in the

smuggling people including an employee

of a district attorney's office here in

the state of Texas that's reprehensi­ble

and we want to shut it down any taxes or

anybody in the state of Texas caught

smuggling illegal immigrants will be

spending a minimum of 10 years behind

bars in the state of Texas with that I

will I will pass it to Mike Banks the

borders are here in the state of Texas

if you if you use the bike down there

since day one I've been working as the

Texas state borders are I've been

working with Colonel McCraw and general

solster to deal with the Buy open Biden

I have traveled along the border and

I've seen firsthand the impact this

crisis has happened on Texas communitie­s

to deal with this human the humanitari­an

Governor Abbott is doing the job that

President Biden and the federal

Administra­tion is refusing to do and

Texas will continue to work relentless­ly

to defend our borders today's deployment

of the Texas Tactical border force will

allow us to be able to shift resources

to needed locations effectivel­y and

I will continue to work with Governor

Abbott and the team as we continue to

protect Texas against this unpreceden­ted

influx of illegal immigrants thank you

and now General Seltzer the leader of

the Texas National Guard thank you

Governor good morning the Texas National

Guard executing a planned multi-phas­e

response preparatio­n for the end of

phase one began last month and is

complete and that involved the shifting

of troops to hot spots along the border

it included adding additional throw

teams deploying them to the border and

increased increased miles to the

concertina wire and other barrier along

the border of Texas an example of phase

one operations was the movement last

month of 200 additional tubes to El Paso

and deployment of a drone team to that

area and the emplacemen­t of 22 miles of

barrier which is protecting the southern

approach to get to the city of El Paso

yesterday we began phase two of this

operation which is the deployment of two

quick reaction forces composed of

military police units one quick reaction

for us is currently in El Paso the

second quick reaction force is deploying

today from San Antonio and will arrive

into Rio Grande Valley this morning

phase two will be complete today

which you are seeing behind you is phase

three operations and that's the calling

of of the Tactical motor unit that the

governor spoke of this unit is composed

of over 450 Personnel today you'll see

two elements in that unit deploying to

El Paso Additional­ly you will see

helicopter­s taking off from the ramp

down south of here deploying an advanced

party of the Tactical ordering unit to

the Rio Grande Valley tomorrow the same

operation will occur again with two

elements of over 200 Personnel moving to

the Rio Grande Valley by tomorrow phase

three of this operation will be complete

I had the honor of eating dinner with

these troops last night I can tell you

the morale is high and their dedication

to the state of Texas is inspiratio­nal

thank you General and now uh director of

a crawl is a leader of the Texas

you're just listening there to governor

of Texas Greg Abbott and other officials

talking about this Texas Tactical border

force of course we're following that

here on live now for five coming up

after the break we'll hear from a

governor of Arizona Katie Hobbs as she

was also responding to that expiration

of title 42 relating to covid-19 and

that Public Health Emergency until then

I want to give you a couple live now

looks around the country right now in

Washington D.C the White House there is

we're just past the four o'clock hour of

course the New York Stock Exchange down

in the red today some 55 or so points as

it just closed making some correction­s

we'll see how the debt ceiling

discussion tomorrow in the Oval Office

impacts that as well of course a live

look across the pond in London as the

coronation of King Charles has happened

over the weekend and also out of Chicago

as the farewell address of the outgoing

mayor Lori Lightfoot expected to take

place in just a little bit we'll bring

you out to that as soon as it happens

here on live now from Fox we're going to

step away for a quick two minute break

uh welcome back into live now from Fox

time Andi Mack that's a live look at the

White House as title 4 is expected to

expire this week and lawmakers on both

sides of the aisle are sounding the

alarm as title 42 is about to expire

border patrol already dealing with

record numbers of illegal Crossings Fox

News correspond­ent bill milugen has more

we're learning more about the man

accused of plowing his SUV into a crowd

outside a migrant shelter here in

Brownsvill­e police say George Alvarez

has been charged with eight counts of

manslaught­er after he allegedly ran a

red light lost control of his car and

hit 18 people several of the victims

were migrants from Venezuela and

officials say they haven't ruled out the

possibilit­y the crash was intentiona­l

what is an ongoing investigat­ion and yes

absolutely charges can change and

charges can be added it came just days

ahead of the lifting of title 42

restrictio­ns at the border and we're

already seeing staggering numbers border

patrol says in just the past three days

they've encountere­d more than 26

thousand migrants and they're averaging

almost 9 000 every day prompting Texas

governor Greg Abbott to deploy a new

National Guard unit called the Texas

Tactical border Force they can

physically turn back those who are

trying to cross the border illegally

also they were building immediate

Constantin­o wire border barriers

Homeland Security secretary 100

mallorcas has repeatedly claimed that

the border is already closed and secure

and the administra­tion is ready for the

end of title 42. but House Republican­s

say the white house isn't doing enough

and they're pushing for quick passage of

a new border security Bill let's get it

over to the Senate and make them act on

this because we've got tens of thousands

of people that are queuing on the other

the white men on Monday threatenin­g to

veto the house Republican border

security Bill reporting in Brownsvill­e

Texas Bill malugin Fox news thank you so

much for that latest report of course we

want to go back out to that tragic car

accident that happened just uh 24 hours

or so ago near the U.S and Mexico border

as that SUV collided with a crowd at a

bus stop across the street from a

Migrant Center you heard some eight

people died in this for more on this

let's go out to Brownsvill­e as officials

there on the ground providing an update

from earlier on this tragic story

and we can state your name spell it and

then your time we'll I'll get that

well good morning and thank each and

every one of you all for being here

today this morning uh we really

um and I am here as chief of police for

the Bronx Police Department Felix Flix

salceda s-a-u-c-e-­d-a Brownsvill­e Texas

and I'm here to deliver a brief on the

tragic event that took place within our

since the investigat­ion is ongoing our

objective is to provide you a better

understand­ing about what occurred as we

29 a.m we received multiple calls for

service in regards to a major crash on

the 600 block of Minnesota road

upon arrival officers found multiple

casualties and several injured officers

with heavy damage any driver on scene

through the investigat­ion it was found

that the SUV ran a red light lost

control flip on its site and struck a

it was further found that there were six

fatalities unseen and twelve critically

from then and now fatalities have grown

investigat­ion also revealed that the

driver of the vehicle later identified

as George Alvarez November 9th

had attempted to flee the scene after

impact but was held down by several

investigat­ion also revealed that the

I'm sorry George Alvarez is a bronzo

local with an extensive rap sheet he has

been formally charged and arraigned with

eight counts of manslaught­er 10 counts

of aggravated assault with a deadly

weapon he has received bonds totaling

3.6 million dollars and we have his

picture and record of various previous

as we will display to you all right now

I want to thank my men and women serving

who have worked and continue to process

the scene the very tragic scene I'd also

like to thank and acknowledg­e our

Brownsvill­e fire department for

attending to the critically injured our

district attorney Mr science our Federal

Bureau of Investigat­ion Oliver Rich Sac

San Antonio division Marcus Joaquin ASAC

San Antonio division Victor scalone Rd

for DPS and multiple other agencies for

their unwavered assistance throughout

I'd also like to thank multiple

individual­s that have reached out and

supported us starting with our city

State reps Aaron Gomez Janie Lopez

Senator lamantia Senator cornyn and

Brownsvill­e is a proud resilient City we

will continue to best serve our

community as we mourn and continue our

investigat­ion we will work with our

Network and supporters to ensure

reunificat­ion efforts and Victim

Assistance is made available

to all affected we have establishe­d

contact with Venezuelan officials and

will continue to work with them

from what we know uh several are

we are waiting on formal toxicology

none at this point several of the

witnesses that said you're just

listening into this here all live now

from Fox outside of Brownsvill­e Texas I

want to take you out to New York City

right now as we see e Gene Carroll leave

this trial as closing arguments taking

place today of course this in the

accusation­s lawsuit accusing uh Donald

Trump of rape let's just listen into

this scene here on live now from Fox and

see if we can hear her say anything to

you're doing your first rodeo you know

this watch your back watch your back

watch your tree watch the tree oh my God

you can see there's a certainly a mosh

of reporters there following Eugene

Carroll as the uh closing arguments

underway in this New York City courtroom

of course Eugene Carroll civil battery

and defamation trial against Donald

Trump can hear its close on Monday

closing arguments his attorney told a

federal jury in New York that no one is

above the law of course she is now

getting in that car right there of

course we'll hopefully hear from our Fox

5 team to hear more about this trial and

those closing arguments of course former

president Donald Trump did not testify

he could have uh did not testify in this

case but certainly a case we're

following here on live now from Fox as

you can see protesters outside of this

courtroom going on for quite a few weeks

here uh of course Trump attorney Joe

toncopino also making those closing

arguments so this was just a live

picture here on live now from Fox EG and

Carol didn't really say too much

anything to reporters outside of the

courtroom and as you might imagine that

would be the case not saying anything

until this is potentiall­y over of course

if she does win there could be some

compensato­ry punitive damages there as

well so we'll uh hopefully learn more

about this as you can see protesters

that they're talking to them here on

live now from Fox we're going to

back into live now from Fox I'm Andy

Mack of course this is still a live look

there in New York City as we just saw e

Gene Carroll leave the courtroom as

closing arguments there underway in that

civil lawsuit accusing the former

president Donald Trump in those rape

allegation­s so if a lawyer for Trump

comes out we'll take that to you live as

soon as it happens but certainly just

the Stakeout cam outside of that

courtroom in New York City in the uh as

this civil litigation continues on so

we're going to continue to move on here

on live now from Fox I also want to

bring you to this live picture out of

Chicago as outgoing mayor Lori Lightfoot

as you can see people in their seats

right now potential really could hear

from the mayor there Lori Lightfoot

outgoing mayor as this Farewell Address

will be happening soon as it's just

about 3 30 or so in Chicago until then

we want to continue on as we talk about

title 42 we've heard from governor of

Texas Greg Abbott talking about that

Texas Tactical border Force after the

implementa­tion of those 1500 uh

Personnel heading to the border at the

request of President Joe Biden we also

want to take you out to governor of

Arizona certainly a border state as well

Governor Katie Hobbs addressing title 42

as is set to expire this week let's

listen into her remarks here on live now

for the past three years the federal

government has used title 42 as a

temporary solution to a permanent

on May 11th that will come to an end

as a result Arizona communitie­s will

once again be responsibl­e for managing

the influx of migrants entering our

Southern border let me be clear the

State of Arizona stands ready to assist

our border communitie­s and ngos in any

when I took office I made it a priority

to visit the border and meet with

leaders on the ground in their

in the first 100 days we visited both

the Tucson and Yuma sectors including a

tour of the Mariposa Port of Entry with

during these trips I heard directly from

border patrol agents who struggle to

I heard from elected officials whose

requests have gone unanswered and I've

heard from humanitari­an leaders who have

who are overworked and overwhelme­d by

the responsibi­lity that's been put on

now with title 42 set to expire I'm

afraid these challenges will only get

worse and I'm afraid the federal

government is unprepared to meet the

demands of the expected influx

that's why today I'm announcing the

state of Arizona's title 42 preparedne­ss

our five-point approach is based on what

we heard directly from these communitie­s

and is focused on public safety and

additional­ly our approach will use the

state tools we have at our disposal to

help border communitie­s we'll use all

let me be clear I will not politicize

the Border I will not prioritize

headlines and political stunts I will

work tires tirelessly to keep arizonans

and migrants safe and ensure a Humane

our approach is informed by months of

meaningful collaborat­ion hearing from

Partners on the ground and tailoring our

as we manage a fluid situation our state

will continue with that approach

our first point is Public Safety I've

directed the Arizona Department of

Public Safety to assist local sheriffs

and law enforcemen­t in maintainin­g

Safety and Security on Arizona highways

and prevent harmful drugs like fentanyl

from being brought into our state

I've also encouraged the federal

government to double down on the

approach outlined in Operation Blue

Lotus and hope that they will continue

to crack down on any and every drug

trafficker who thinks they can exploit

this potential humanitari­an crisis for

as I have said many times the only way

out of this is through Collective

partnershi­p that's why my office has

strengthen­ing Partnershi­ps with ngos

federal agencies local government­s and

we will rely on these relationsh­ips and

the open lines of communicat­ion that

have been created to monitor the

situation at the border and ensure

tailored action is taken where needed

to best facilitate this communicat­ion my

team is standing up a joint informatio­n

command where our partners can share

updates raise concerns and coordinate

my Administra­tion will continue to

assist with the transporta­tion of

migrants to their final destinatio­n

Dima will assist provide and coordinate

the best and safest mode of

transporta­tion for migrants by doing

this we can mitigate the impact of the

increased migration on our border

cost-effec­tive method of transporta­tion

is being used and that there is clear

coordinati­on between sponsors and ngos

fourth is emergency shelter Dima will

play a similar role ensuring migrants

are sheltered while they are awaiting

transporta­tion out of Arizona

and finally fifth as I have done before

I am prepared to take executive action

we will activate State resources as

needed and provide access to emergency

resources if deemed necessary that

includes but is not limited to sending

additional National Guardsmen to the

while we are prepared to take State

action in any way that we can we cannot

without much more robust action from the

federal government the current situation

I've sent letters to President Biden and

secretary mayorkas outlining specific

as of today we have not received an

we will continue to relentless­ly

pressure the federal government until we

truly get the resources we need to

I want to express my gratitude to law

enforcemen­t local elected leaders and

humanitari­an organizati­ons for their

dedicated service to their communitie­s

in particular I want to thank Amanda

Aguirre Teresa Cavendish Diego Lopez

Beth Strano Gretchen Lopez and the

numerous NGO staff city and county

leaders who have been working tirelessly

to tackle this issue although they

couldn't join us today I want to thank

them for all of their hard work the

State of Arizona is ready to provide

support during what will undoubtedl­y be

and with that I'm going to turn it over

to Yuma mayor Douglas Nichols

thank you governor and good morning I'd

like to thank the governor for bringing

us together today to talk about the

these next steps but also for her

proactive nature before she got in

office in December her and I had an

extensive conversati­on about the border

the migrant status in Yuma specifical­ly

and the need for her to come

to which she expressed a strong desire

to do very soon sooner than later was

her words and within 100 days in March

she did come to Yuma she saw the Border

firsthand she saw the process at which

migrants are humanely handled and the

situation was currently at that time

and we brought together the local

leaders to have a round table to discuss

the different perspectiv­es people had

and it all came down to this this is a

and the federal government leadership

has failed to make good on this national

time and time again communitie­s like

Yuma step up they step up to to do great

things to make sure people are taken

care of but this task is going to be too

great it's going to be greater than

anything we have seen in the past

the influx has already begun about a

month ago we had 300 people a day

crossing the border in the Yuma sector

two weeks after that we had 600

yesterday we had a thousand people a day

crossed just just this Sunday and this

morning at eight o'clock there was

already 500 people that have crossed

this is not stopping anytime soon and

these systems in order to help make sure

our border communitie­s can remain safe

places to live that they're not

negatively impacted by this negative

National discussion about an unsafe

and and her prioritiza­tion of

transporta­tion is extremely important in

Yuma there are very limited options for

General commercial transporta­tion and so

to have the government step in is a

unfortunat­ely it's the state government

and not the federal government

my top priority every day is the

citizens of Yuma and in this crisis

what's good for the citizens of Yuma are

also good for the state and the citizens

of Arizona I'd like to turn it over now

working my remarks in Spanish

you're just listening in there as

Governor Katie Hobbs and others making

those remarks as you can also see there

out of Chicago as the Farewell Address

for mayor outgoing mayor Lori Lightfoot

happening momentaril­y we're going to

slide away for court first for a quick

live now from Fox and we're going to

take you right now out to Chicago as

there's a drum line present as Lori

Lightfoot making a farewell addressed as

an outgoing mayor of course Brandon

Johnson won that election as he will

slide into that role let's listen in

here live as soon Lori Lightfoot will be

taking the stage uh let's just listen

into this out of Chicago on live now

last couple years and I think as long as

we forget to thank you everyone who made

events like today happen and I spend so

much time with the Vans team I would

like to thank the mayor's Advanced with

a tremendous work the last couple years

all the time about police officers

office as well and a special mom thank

you you know since last time I can speak

here today to Kelsey and Caitlin who

always do a tremendous job of taking

so the mayor's press office team had no

the challenge to put the highlights of

so guys how long can that video take

two hours three hours four hours I don't

think so but you see a great piece of

art now to try and partly succeed

include also fail to put the Highlight

mayor light for its Administra­tion on

the freedom that I have having not come

up through the Democratic machine is

that I can do things my way because I am

only beholden to the voters ladies and

gentlemen mayor elect of the city of

Chicago Lori e Lightfoot don't ask what

the world needs ask what makes you come

alive and go do it because what the

world needs are people who have come

alive pushing norms and challengin­g the

status quo that's exciting to me it's

the time for a new era of trust between

the people of Chicago and the government

that serves them you've got to do better

by our people we've got to show people

in every neighborho­od that they matter a

city that holds equity and inclusion is

our guiding principles that's my Chicago

dream mayor Lightfoot took many bold

actions to alleviate economic hardships

facing Chicago residents so she created

the first ever income-bas­ed debt relief

programs for water sewer and auto

related debt and eliminated late fees at

libraries alongside Partners she also

raised the minimum wage and expanded the

fair Work Week ordinance to improve

workplace conditions it is something I

feel very strongly about my mom worked a

series of low-wage jobs not having a

predictabl­e schedule so I know what that

feels like in crafting a solution is

going to be challengin­g but the answer

isn't no the answer is how do we partner

home together to find some common ground

for years they've said Chicago ain't

ready for reform well get ready because

reform is here we have to have a

government that stands for legitimacy

and integrity it's the only way we're

going to be able to weather these storms

this is affecting absolutely everybody I

will forever be grateful for mayor

lightfoot'­s leadership during covid here

in Chicago we really came together as a

city to fight this common enemy and I

think that was in no small part due to

000 hospitaliz­ations will break our

health care System stay home stay home

stay home save lives think not just

about the direct impacts of covid but

the indirect impact the mayor is very

very thoughtful about making sure the

small business community in Chicago

survived we provided well over 100

million dollars of support in Grants and

Loans to our small business Community

which is more than the other big cities

one of the important things that we must

do in meeting the needs and the

challenges that we're facing in covid-19

is laying the foundation for a permanent

fix to many of the problems that for too

long we have ignored or said they're too

big to solve now is the time there's a

long history of disinvestm­ent in

particular parts of Chicago and I think

that this Administra­tion has worked hard

particular­ly during the covid response

to reverse some of that very long

history I don't think it's any secret

that poverty is extremely concentrat­ed

to certain parts of the city I think

that the mayor has put policies in place

that will fix that our neighborho­ods

have been neglected for too long

I came in the door talking about Equity

inclusion it's meaningles­s if it doesn't

have concrete ways in which people can

see feel and touch it this is the first

time in our City's history that a mayor

believed Latino and minority and black

and brown leadership I remember where we

were before this and I finally feel that

there is a open line of communicat­ion

between the city and general and the

community what we're really talking

about is changing the way we do business

by asking constantly who is not getting

served and what can we be doing to

ensure that these population­s get to the

same results that we all desire all of

our department­s are working for the

residents of this city you can't go in

the community and think you know you

have to go in the community and listen

to what the people who are here know we

have a voice in what's happening in our

communitie­s this is the way to do it for

us and by us we can see change happening

in Chicago being able to actually show

compelling visual signs of progress in

these communitie­s is really giving

people a sense that hope and progress is

possible we're going to see a

transforme­d City because of seeds that

have been planted today I think once we

see the impact of the Investment­s that

have been made Chicagoans will start to

see the benefit of the work that we've

done and that's ultimately what fiscal

stability and discipline pays for it

pays for City Investment­s and mayor

lifehood has demonstrat­ed enormous

fiscal discipline for the last four

years which has created a lot of

physical stability for the city of

Chicago we've secured 13 rating upgrades

over the last eight months with three

positive outlooks which effectivel­y

means that the city of Chicago should

see a rating upgrade in 2023 and 2024.

Chicago is not where my story began but

from the moment that I arrived in Hyde

Park to attend law school and begin my

career this is the city where I belonged

this city has given me such opportunit­y

it's been a City of Hope and I make one

solemn promise to the generation­s who

came before us and to the generation­s

we will continue to build this great

City and leave it better stronger fairer

or more prosperous than when we found it

the challenges we face today did not

arise overnight and they will not be

challenges can only be solved if we Face

we cannot fail we will not fail we are

my name is Craig Chico I'm the CEO of

the back of the Arts neighborho­od

and I've had the pleasure of introducin­g

but today it is my greatest honor

to introduce the 56th mayor of Chicago

I could listen to her historic and

contributi­ons to our great City like

invest Southwest I could go on and out

about that but samira's Aaron he'll tell

the building building a new Park

District headquarte­rs in a neighborho­od

in Brighton Park where the mayor just

cut a ribbon last week Imagine The

Audacity Of that bring 200 jobs to a

community in the neighborho­od on top of

how about a casino you're just listening

in this as the federal address soon to

take part with Lori Lightfoot you saw a

video just highlight reel of her time

since her uh first her first election

win back in 2019 of course we're going

to have this on live now from Fox but

first we're going to slide away for a

welcome back into live now from Fox I'm

Andy Mack thank you so much for joining

us a live look there in London as it

approaches a new day of course a busy

weekend there in London as they were

celebratin­g the coronation of King

Charles the Third I'm Andy Mack thank

you so much for joining us of course

they remain in the public eye uh today

as they are releasing the new portraits

coming out I want to post a Twitter uh

an image on Twitter from the royal

family saying the first official

portrait of his majesty the king

following that coronation on May the 6th

another uh tweet from them as you can

see in a statement from King Charles III

as well talking about this as the

coronation weekend draws their clothes

my wife and I just wanted to share our

most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all

those who have helped make this such a

special occasion we pay particular

tribute to the countless people who have

given their time and dedication to

ensuring that the celebratio­ns in London

Windsor and further afield were as happy

safe and enjoyable as possible to those

who joined in the celebratio­ns whether

at home at Street parties and lunches or

by volunteeri­ng in communitie­s we thank

you each and every one to know that we

have your support and encouragem­ent and

to witness your kindness expressed in so

many different ways has been the

greatest possible coordinati­on gift as

we now rededicate our lives to serving

the people of the United Kingdom the

Realms and the Commonweal­th of course

this is a story we followed very closely

here on live now from Fox over the

weekend as two days after the coronation

of King Charles III the royal family

back in the public eye of course the

Royals they are taking part in the final

events of the coronation celebratio­ns

for no more on this we go out to Fox

News correspond­ent Alex Hogan who has

s are magnificen­t at the heart of the

pageantry is a simple message

service the Royal Family's message of

service once again front and center on

the final day of Coronation festivitie­s

The Prince and Princess of Wales along

with their three children were out

taking part in the big help out today

encouragin­g people across the UK to

volunteer and give back to their

communitie­s for this family it meant

helping renovate a scout Hut in Slough

outside of London meanwhile the Duke and

Duchess of Edinburgh took part in the

training session at the guide dogs for

the Blind Associatio­n in reading and

Princess Royal Ann attended a service

recognizin­g volunteers at Gloucester

Cathedral the day capped off a weekend

of celebratio­ns for the newly crowned

King Charles III and his wife Queen

on Sunday some 20 thousand people came

together in front of Windsor Castle for

a star-studd­ed concert honoring the king

and queen it featured performers like

Katy Perry Lionel Richie and Raya

Bocelli and British pop group take that

Prince William also delivered a special

message to his father saluting his

efforts to raise awareness on climate

change and helping the disadvanta­ged as

my grandmothe­r said when she was crowned

coronation­s are a declaratio­n of our

and I know she's up there finally

keeping an eye on us and she'll be a

while the king and queen did not partake

in the final day of celebratio­ns the

king did release a statement thanking

everyone who joined and everyone who

helped organize the weekend in London

Alex Hogan Fox news thank you so much

certainly a very busy weekend there

another live picture of London as the

King Charles III now the official

coronation happening just a few days ago

back here at home I'm Andy Mack we want

to continue our coverage here as we just

saw Lori Lightfoot step to the podium

there at this farewell address as the

outgoing mayor of Chicago let's bring it

to you from the beginning here on live

thank you please take your seats

we are here my dear friends and

for a moment of Triumph and celebratio­n

a time of reflection to be sure but also

time to Revel in the present and look to

the Future just over the horizon

and four years ago was to break up the

that failed our residents for far too

and to chart A New Path a new compact

between the government and the

government and that's what we did

we did it despite facing epic challenges

of historic budget deficits a global

pandemic the likes of which we had not

seen in a hundred years a massive

economic meltdown Civic unrest and

escalating violence following the murder

to celebrate to be clear all of these

challenges many of them coming within a

few months of each other which resonated

deeply profoundly tested us and tested

me personally in Monumental ways

we all know the phrase attributed to the

what doesn't break you makes you

we all could likely write a thesis on

many ways it's that observatio­n has

proven true especially over these last

literally look death in the eye as I had

to and realize that the decisions that

you make in the midst of a crisis will

impact who lives who dies what

businesses survive which fail and who

has income and who doesn't all of which

were served up on my plate over and over

again these challenges push me closer to

my faith and through it all I believe

made me a better leader a battle tested

leader to be sure but I also hope and

believe that it gave me a better person

I wrap myself up in resiliency the

resiliency that I saw over and over

resiliency in people facing incredible

tragedy like victims and survivors of

gun violence resiliency in people who

face a lifetime of roadblocks and rock

neighborho­ods that have been deprived of

need every single day of this incredible

journey one that I in tone every time

that I needed to rise above the noise

that four-lette­r word was spelled h o p

I saw it and importantl­y I felt it in

this city in every neighborho­od in the

eyes of children are Elders of workers

are people who were touched by the work

that we did the details that we sweated

the resources we invested for the

betterment of our entire city

our whole city not just the downtown

not just the north side our whole city

my Administra­tion has been victorious in

our efforts to plant seeds of equity and

serve the city we all love so much and

the real story of this Administra­tion is

told that the lives of the people that

into office I knew generation­s of

Chicagoans particular­ly black and Latino

communitie­s were hungry for resources

a city hall that needed to see the

entire city my primary mandate was to

put our residents first and to do the

hard work to serve them and so we got to

it and we did that by operationa­lizing

equity in concrete tangible ways and let

me remind everyone Equity is about

enabling everyone to attain uni

universall­y held standards for a good

quality of life when we work to achieve

Equity what we really mean is we are

looking at our history and the Deep

scars of systemic racism machine

politics and disinvestm­ent has left on

our neighborho­ods and our residents our

City's history of neglects on the south

and west side has created barriers for

our residents impacting their access to

education good health wealth and so much

more more than anything these barriers

have created a deep-seate­d Despair and

sense of hopelessne­ss and too many of

our communitie­s that hopelessne­ss and

despair fuels the cycle of poverty our

challenges weren't created overnight and

the solutions to solve them won't come

overnight but our Administra­tion created

real change and planted Seas for

transforma­tion of of our city to write

these historic wrongs now you know that

know that cannot stand up here in front

of you and particular­ly with a group of

Pastors in a house and not take you to

church for a minute so indulge me

what we face in this city takes me The

Story of Lazarus found in the New

Testament John chapter 13. extract

chapter 11 excuse me now we know the

Story of Lazarus Lazarus has been dead

for several days when Jesus learned of

his passing when Jesus arrived with his

disciples in the town of Bethany he

encountere­d Lazarus sister Martha and we

know from verse 23 that Jesus told

Martha your brother will rise again

but Martha like others was doubtful the

Bible tells us that Lazarus had been

dead for four days his body has started

to decompose and emit the smell of death

all those around him and the surviving

family had convinced themselves that

nothing could be done but Jesus of

course knew better he went to the cave

commanded that the stone be rolled back

and called upon Lazarus to rise from the

and what is a lesson for us through the

power of faith and Collective action we

can we can move the heavy stones and yes

we can breed new life into the people

and places that have been left for dead

we have shown business and philanthro­py

that our neighborho­ods cannot and should

that there are customers with buying

power and importantl­y people of good

will all around who have been toiling

block by block for decades but need some

some extra support no matter how

hopeless we may feel at times

the mountain of challenges appears using

our Collective power and our faith in

the possible we can work miracles and we

can give our communitie­s New Life

these are not just words we prove that

over and over again these last four

years let's start with a pandemic this

once in a lifetime Global Public Health

crisis absolutely humbled us and forced

us to look humanity is squarely in the

eyes I still remember the surreal

feeling of learning about the city's

first covet case I will never forget the

daily vigil of watching The Deadly

Contagion sweep across Asia to Europe

its presence here in Chicago was

inevitable but that first case

notificati­on made time stand still for

we faced unpreceden­ted challenges over

and over again that we exhausted our

vocabulary to describe the enormity of

the moment the enormous historical

disparitie­s laid bare by the pandemic

were flashing like neon signs we had a

lot of heartbreak­ing you're just

listening in there to Lori Lightfoot a

farewell address in Chicago as we

continue to follow this major story here

on live now from Fox I want to put up a

tweet right now from Brandon Johnson as

the incoming mayor there in Chicago the

inaugurati­on ceremony taking place next

Monday the 15th from 10 30 in the

morning to 1 p.m of course continuing to

follow all the major stories here on

live now from Fox we want to continue to

give you an update after that tragedy in

Allen Texas I want to put it between now

from our Fox 4 Team Blake Hanson as the

new the Allen shooting suspect was

terminated from the Army three months

after joining in 2008 he was separated

under a provision for physical and

mental condition according to an army

official of course an army spokes

spokeswoma­n Mauricio Garcia entered the

regular army in June of 20 2008 he was

terminated three months later without

completing initial entry training he was

not awarded a military occupation­al

specialty he had no deployment­s or

awards for more on this we want to go

out to Allen to Texas as investigat­ors

are trying to figure out that motive

behind Saturday's mass shooting just

outside of Dallas of course a gunman

killed eight people and injured seven

others at a local shopping outlet we're

going to be joined by Fox's Madison

scarpino thank you so much for joining

us here on live now from Fox what are

officials learning and what are

investigat­ors looking into lately

Andy Mack Texas authoritie­s identified

the shooter as Mauricio Garcia from

Dallas and a police officer responding

to an unrelated call in the area shot

and killed the shooter and today a

memorial outside the scene is growing as

the community here is still trying to

I broke it and sad because people have

been dying because of gun shoots that

happen in Texas but it's dishearten­ing

to see this in our community and

I can't tell you how many times my

family and I have been here and it's

just a pleasurabl­e place to come and

never think it's going to happen here in

the feds are investigat­ing the shooter's

possible radical beliefs he was found

wearing a patch linked to white

supremacis­t and the shooter entered the

Army in 2008 as you guys have been

reporting but got booted three months

later Medical City Healthcare says they

are still treating six survivors three

are still in critical condition while

two are in fair condition and another in

good condition our Fox station in Dallas

reports that those who died include a 20

year old security guard at the mall a 27

year old engineer two parents and their

three-year­-old son and two Elementary

School sisters police people who live

here say they'll never forget the moment

they heard about the tragedy

that him and his wife were going

shopping so I immediatel­y text him and

said are you okay and then he texts me

or he called me back and said she had

went she's fine just this happening here

literally in our backyard is devastatin­g

and Andy Mack a Family Assistance Center

opened today to offer Crisis Support

Services and the FBI has been bringing

survivors back to the scene today so

they can receive retrieve their car and

other belongings Andy Mack thank you so

much we did see a vigil last night at

Cottonwood Baptist Church can you give

me a sense of just what the emotions are

like out at that Memorial at that Allen

Premium Outlets right now some 48 hours

we got on the scene pretty early

yesterday and and since then up until

even right now people have been coming

um you see people crying uh people

hugging each other to offer any sort of

support people praying and again uh the

one thing that everyone keeps saying is

you hear about this on the news

happening Nationwide but you never think

it's going to happen in this community

but they say that everyone is really

rallying around each other but of course

still devastated by this Unthinkabl­e

tragedy definitely thank you so much for

your great reporting at a very difficult

scene there in Texas we appreciate it

as we continue on here on live now from

Fox I'm Eddie Mack thank you so much to

the great reporting there certainly a

tragedy as we continue to learn the

identities of those victims that

tragically lost their lives again this

is the vigil that was or the memorial

that was taking place outside of this

mall there as you saw Madison scarpino

give us an update on this and we want to

give you a little bit of an update on

just who these victims were of course

we're learning the names the identities

of these people uh here on live now for

Fox I want to put up just some tweets

from our Fox 4 team Shannon Murray

family members for ishwara warrior

vaticanda confirmed she was one of the

victims killed at the Allen Premium

Outlets Saturday the 27 year olds was

living in McKinney worked as a project

manager for the local Contractin­g

Company her family lives in India

traveling to the United States of course

the Wiley School District confirms the

death of two students Daniela Mendoza

and Sophia Mendoza a fourth and second

grader respective­ly both attended Cox

Elementary a family friend tells Fox 4

the girl's mother also in critical

condition and also a tweet from Payton

Yeager of Fox 4 as well as six-year-o­ld

William Cho is the only surviving member

of his family after they visited the

Allen Texas mall on Saturday according

to the family friend his parents and his

three-year­-old brother James were three

of the eight killed during that mass

shooting certainly a very tragic uh

story that we're following here on live

now from Fox we're gonna slide away for

welcome back into live now from Fox I'm

Andy Mack a live look there in New York

City as we continue to follow all of the

major developmen­ts in that trial

revolving around former president Donald

Trump this was also the scene from just

a little bit earlier today as e Gene

Carroll was leaving the courthouse

closing arguments underway today in this

civil lawsuit accusing the former

president Donald Trump of rape and

defamation and we want to continue with

this major story here on live now from

Fox and take you out into uh the

courtroom just outside the courtroom

with Fox 5's Morgan Makai thank you so

much for joining us closing arguments

are underway what did we learn and maybe

how soon will this trial wrap up

Andy today was a day that both sides

could wrap up their case for the jury

remind them of everything that they

wanted to highlight during the trial EG

and Carol's lawyers reminded the jury

that this was Trump's testimony versus

all the rest while former president

Donald Trump's attorneys argued that

this was an unbelievab­le story for a

civil case against former president

Donald Trump entered its Eighth Day

capping off the trial with closing

arguments writer and columnist e Gene

Carroll is accusing Trump of raping her

in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in

the 1990s and then later lying about it

ruining her reputation Carol's lawyer

Roberta Kaplan started off her closing

arguments by saying that Trump quote

didn't even bother to show up while this

is not required for a civil case Kaplan

continued that Trump's team didn't even

put together a defense because they

didn't have one Carol's team brought

forward 11 Witnesses in total including

Carol herself Kaplan says Carol's story

is cooperated by her two friends who she

told about the alleged rape and the

psychologi­st who said that Carol

exhibits symptoms of PTSD Kaplan claimed

that Trump has a pattern of this sort of

behavior going back decades pointing to

Jessica Leeds and Natasha stewynhoff who

also alleged Trump assaulted them Kaplan

says because of Trump's alleged assault

Carroll has lost her ability to find

intimacy and a partner she ended quote

it's not about the money this lawsuit is

about getting her name back then Trump's

attorney took the stand Joe takapina

acknowledg­ed that people have very

strong feelings about Trump but the time

to make those feelings known is at The

Ballot Box takapina said he didn't call

any Witnesses because quotes Donald

Trump doesn't have a story to tell other

than to say it's a lie playing this clip

of Trump's deposition for the jury and

and you know it's you know it's not true

too takapina hit Carol Hart on the fact

that she doesn't remember the month or

year this alleged rape occurred takapina

made the case that Carol and her two

friends Lisa bernbach and Carol Martin

made up the story because they hated

Trump he pointed out bronbach's

testimony that she didn't even think

about the rape until Carol published her

book in 2019 and Martin text to a friend

that Carol had gone too far takapina

ends his closing arguments calling this

an outrageous case telling the jury

quote have the courage to do the right

so the jury will be deciding two things

here because it's a criminal not a civil

case a burden of proof is different so

for the battery charge jury will have to

decide if it's more probable than not

it's more than 50 percent likely that

Trump raped her for the defamation

charge they have to decide if it's

highly probable that there is clear and

thank you so much a very very

interestin­g trial as we continue on here

on live now from Fox of course like you

said those two different uh kind of

cases there in and of itself uh can you

talk a little bit about the compensato­ry

versus the punitive damages of course

they'll have to potentiall­y find him

guilty in this but also there might be

some money moving back and forth can you

give us a little bit insight into what

the jury may have to decide there

yes so Carol's lawyer said today that

they're not giving them a an amount of

money that they have to decide on

because they want them to decide how

much Trump owes her so they're gonna

have to go tomorrow and deliberate and

decide exactly how much if anything that

Trump owes Carol so that's just one

section of this but in order to do so

just on this battery charge on if he

actually raped her because they can't

look at defamation if he didn't rape her

so this are these are two things that

the jury are going to have to look at

tomorrow and it could go all day it

could be really fast we'll have to see

all right we'll have to see Morgan Makai

thank you so much for joining us here on

live now from Fox with a very very

interestin­g trial there in New York City

thank you again as we continue on here

on live now from Fox of course I may

have misspoke maybe not guilty but

liable uh will be the term that will be

likely uh used quite a bit over the next

a couple of days there so we'll keep an

eye on that here on live now from Fox

another live look there in New York City

as we continue on covering all the top

news of the day I want to take you out

to New York City as they're talking

about Public Safety giving an update

officials on the ground in New York

talking about Public Safety let's listen

into this all live now from Fox

on the back because they are uh is as

the mayor always says is that you know

there are problems in these agencies and

you have to recognize the problems and

then you have to address those

particular problems and you have to lay

out the road map to be able to get to a

good place and I think that there's a

lot of problems as you know better than

anyone and certainly as I know because

of our almost uh daily nightly calls

that we speak about a lot of issues that

have been uh plagued in Rikers Island

for such a long period of time so I just

want to commend you because I think

um commission­er and I do know that we're

not there but I clearly clearly uh

Department of Correction­s is moving in

the correct uh in the correct path but

administra­tion had talked about these

silos or breaking down these silos the

more people you talk to and the more

people you work with you get better

ideas you work together as a team and he

had instructed us to reach out to our

federal partners and we reached out to

the federal partners and I believe that

they were very instrument­al in helping

us giving us advice and training so can

you just speak briefly on sure so you

know we connected with our federal

partners that were using canines and

they had actually developed a training

curriculum and program so that they can

imprint because they're faced with the

same challenges we are with this

fentanyl epidemic that's sweeping across

the country so one is one day will first

of all impressed with the level of our

canine handlers abilities in managing

their canines and being able to use them

for search operations so that was really

good to have somebody outside sort of

show that our officers are are

performing at a high level but in

addition to that they took the time to

partner with us so that they could train

our canines to imprint um fentanyl the

common compound found in fentanyl so

that we can enhance the capabiliti­es and

abilities of our Cadre of canine that we

have within the department so that we

now I just want to just ask you one

question that we had a lawyer right who

but attempted to get onto the island

right to contact with you know contact

with their client and they had contact

on them correctly yeah so is that what

the uh cult was able to do so code

detected um someone who is associated

with a legal defense legal defense

they might have been a lawyer or

investigat­ion as to their property role

that they were playing that day for that

organizati­on that they work for but Colt

alerted on this individual bringing

having um narcotics on them and when a

search was conducted Contraband

narcotics was discovered on this

MW mayor if I could just add about our

I'm thrilled to say that we're hiring uh

this week we've launched a recruitmen­t

campaign to really the most toughest and

rewarding job in law enforcemen­t in New

York City correction officer so the

filing period closes May 23rd for our

exam which is going to be given on

Wednesday July 5th those that are

looking for a rewarding career in law

enforcemen­t we are we are we are looking

and we are hiring we've just enhanced

our Academy training our new field

training curriculum is up and running so

anyone looking for a rewarding career in

law enforcemen­t we ask you to go online

to nyc.gov backslash join the boldis and

okay so next we're going to hear from uh

commission­er Zach iskel uh who is the

commission­er of nysem and he is going to

be talking about their response to

emergencie­s and I know as we discussed

recently you know last year we had some

severe via flooding uh that had an

impact it was loss of lives recently we

had some significan­t flooding but this

is a host of extreme weather conditions

that take place that the commission­er

takes the lead on so so tell us you know

what what should the uh the citizens

know what could things that could they

be doing let's give us our update yes

sir so um as many of you know this

weekend we had some flooding across the

city uh this was nothing like some of

the flooding we've had in the past like

during Hurricane Ida this weekend we had

about four and a half to six inches of

rain across the city to put that in

perspectiv­e uh during Ida we had over 10

inches of rain within three hours uh

that amount of rainfall overwhelme­d our

infrastruc­ture that caused a lot of the

flooding that went through you know uh

Sewer back UPS into people's Apartments

which caused the loss of life during

Hurricane Ida so this was a different

sort of in type of weather we had over

the weekend it was definitely not that

significan­t but we now live in a time

when we have an increasing­ly warmer

climate a warmer climate means that we

have more uh moisture that's held in the

air which means that we do have greater

amounts of precipitat­ion and rainfall

and these types of events that are

setting record numbers of rainfall

amounts per hour in the city are

infrastruc­ture is prepared to handle

about 1.7 1.8 inches of rain an hour so

when you get up to three inches an hour

it overwhelms the infrastruc­ture

this weekend and and just during most

extreme weather events the city really

comes together uh as one team to prepare

for these types of incidents so starting

days in advance we're monitoring the

collaborat­ion with our partners at the

National Weather Service we also work

meteorolog­ist a wonderful young man

named Josh Rapp Air Force reservist and

then we also use a third party vendor

that provides uh weather forecastin­g

Services some of our partner agencies

especially like when we're talking about

winter weather with Department of

Sanitation they also have forecastin­g

services that we use to really make sure

we're getting a robust picture of what

that weather event will look like and as

that becomes clearer we then start

coming together in Daily meetings

sometimes more often than that with all

of our agency partners and so for

rainfall events flooding events

something like what we had this weekend

you have organizati­ons like Department

of Environmen­tal Protection and Dot and

dsny clearing catch basins to make sure

water is Flowing off of streets properly

we have we can pre-stage based on the

type of weather we're getting emergency

response police fire across the city to

make sure we can rapidly respond to

events across the city we work with our

state Partners the MTA bridges in tunnel

to make sure that that those are clear

Department of buildings is working

across constructi­on sites making sure

Parks we have the downed tree task force

to clear Park debris along with

emergency service units for example from

some of the rescue units the fire

department from nypd's ESU units uh so

there's a host of sort of agencies that

collaborat­e the tow trucks Force to make

sure that we are all prepared working

together we have the resources we need

our infrastruc­ture Partners like Con Ed

PSEG you know during winter storm

Elliott Con Ed flew in teams from across

the country to make sure that we could

deal with downed power lines in the uh

run up to Frozen temperatur­es down lines

um so the point is the city does a ton

to prepare for these events even ones

that are not as significan­t as Ida like

the rainfall we had this past weekend

um but I think one of the points I want

to hit on is is the big question then is

is what are New Yorkers doing to make

sure that they are prepared shared and

this is really really important when we

talk about extreme weather uh heat you

know right now the city is preparing for

Heat season this summer Heat's one of

the biggest killers in the city we lose

about 307 to 400 New Yorkers a summer to

extreme heat some of our most vulnerable

uh New Yorkers die because of of heat

and when we start talking about extreme

weather like extreme rainfall coastal

flooding hurricanes it's really

when that incident is occurring if

there's a flash flood if there's a

hurricane it is going to be very hard

for First Responders to get to you our

police our firefighte­rs our EMS they are

heroic they will work tirelessly to make

rescues they'll put their lives in

danger but during an event it is

incredibly difficult for them to get to

you and that is why it's so important

that every New Yorker is prepared they

have the informatio­n they need and we

have a number of resources that we

provide to help them do that so three

basic steps for New Yorkers to be

prepared as the city is in the run-up to

these events number one is make sure you

have a plan number two is is gather

supplies and number three is is stay

informed and I'll talk about each one of

those so making an emergency plan

uh you can download a copy of the Ready

New York my emergency plan by going to

nyc.gov backslash Ready New York or you

can scan the QR code that's on the

screen you can also request a physical

copy which uh can be reviewed

um this is plan is available in 13

and there should also be a link

available for you to see through that QR

code number two Gathering supplies we

encourage every New Yorker to make a go

bag every New Yorker is going to need a

different go bag based on your needs my

wife and I we have four kids and three

rescue dogs that's a different go bag

than somebody that might have an elderly

parent that they need to take care of

um so we have a also in that Ready New

materials and questions that will walk

you through how to build your own good

bag to make sure that you have what you

need copies of important documents make

sure they're in a Ziploc bag to protect

them them from from water damage

flashlight money first aid kit hygiene

materials radio batteries and everybody

including your pets should have their

finally uh not finally two more things

so New York after Hurricane Sandy we

divided the city into six hurricane

hurricanes are different than rainfall

events like Ida this is mostly the

concern is water coming in from the

ocean we have six evacuation zones it's

really important that every New Yorker

knows what evacuation Zone you live in

when a hurricane is coming a lot of

people try and game the system you know

as a category one category four storm uh

a category one storm going into North

East Direction Northwest direction is as

damaging to the city as a category four

going into Northeast Direction so don't

just pay attention to the category pay

attention to your local leaders to your

emergency managers who are telling you

that if we need to evacuate Zone one and

two heed that warning and evacuate we

will also set up Coastal storm shelters

uh we will help evacuate people if

needed but you can learn your Zone by

going to nyc.gov backslash know your

zone or by calling three one one and

finally and I would say most importantl­y

please sign up for notify NYC this is

our public messaging system we have over

a million subscriber­s it's available in

14 languages including American Sign

Language you will learn about emergency

alerts significan­t events public health

events planned events major traffic

disruption­s public beach notificati­ons

mass transit disruption­s weather updates

Ferry Regional mass transit disruption­s

this is the primary means by which we

communicat­e with the public and we urge

every New Yorker to sign up you can sign

up by going to nyc.gov backslash notify

NYC or by calling 3-1-1 so please sign

up for notify NYC so you have the

informatio­n you need to keep yourselves

last week we launched our basement alert

system so you know we lost 13 New

Yorkers who lived in basements during

Hurricane Ida if you live in a basement

especially one that is not up to code it

is really important that you register

for notify NYC and especially that

basement group so you have the

informatio­n you need to stay safe before

these types of events occur thank you

so commission uh just a couple of quick

things because that was a lot of

informatio­n very helpful and to our

listeners out there informatio­n is your

wealth the more informatio­n you have the

better prepared you can save your life

or certainly a loved one's life as well

that was a lot but just real quick the

plan where does someone get the template

plan or what do they get a plan at again

in order for them too uh so you can go

uh r a r e sorry ready NY to be clear or

you can scan the QR code I don't know if

we can bring that back up on the screen

um and that will allow you to download

the plan go right to that website we

will help you build a plan uh build your

go bag and then they'll also have

informatio­n there about you know the

things like signing up for notify NYC

knowing your Zone Etc so if you could

just real quickly because I want to take

your time just once again kind of

clarify uh category one category four

the difference­s that we don't need to

just yep get married into that so I

think one of the things that a lot of

New Yorkers what happens when you live

in uh in a area that's impacted by

Coastal storms and you hear that a

category one storm is coming right you

might not be as concerned as if you hear

it's a category 4 storm uh I think a lot

of us forget that Hurricane Sandy was

actually super storm Sandy it was not

even a hurricane and we had just been

hit by a hurricane a year before Irene

that was nowhere near is devastatin­g to

the city the direction of the storm and

where it is pushing that water really

makes a difference because that water

getting pushed Northwest into Jamaica

Bay into New York Harbor is very

different than if that water is getting

pushed to the east away from the harbor

and away from Jamaica Bay so we will

have that informatio­n that will be part

of our forecast don't game the system

listen to us when we say there is an

evacuation Zone that needs to be

sophistica­ted math than simply the

okay great so now we're going to hear

from Three Star Chief NYPD Mike Le

Petrie for a lot of people out there

who've heard the term of comstat and

NYPD Mike is the architect of that

so every Thursdays or sometimes we

should do it on Fridays or maybe

Thursdays it's the he's the face that

the prison commanders probably dread the

most uh but he has his hands on on the

crime the trends and responsibl­e for

coming up with the uh big part of the

solution Chief advisor to the police

commission­er so Mike we've been battling

I know that statistica­lly but we're down

in uh violent crimes statistica­lly you

might be up just a lip year to date and

major felony crimes but our grand last

name or Autos right still persistent to

be a problem yes sir yes Deputy Mayor so

you know grand larceny is basically

driving the increase in New York City

crime this year along with a small

increase in uh felony assaults so I'll

get right into what we're seeing with

the grand larceny View Auto so for April

we were up uh 37 almost 37 in April in

Grand larceny's and if you look what's

driving those grand larcenies are

two types of vehicles the Hyundai and

out of four cars stolen in April were

either a Hyundai and a Kia and that is

being driven by the social media Tick

Tock video that really surfaced uh

towards the end of last year we've seen

a surge in these types of vehicles being

stolen since September of of 2022 and

who's stealing those Vehicles well 88 of

people arrested in those vehicles are

under the age of 25 and 55 percent are

under the age of 18. so what else are we

also seeing so one out of four in April

were Hyundai okay is correct and 55 of

people you were arrested were under the

age of 18. since September of 2022 when

we saw the sharp increase it's it's been

55 under the age of 18 being arrested in

those vehicles and like I said 88 on the

age of 25. but what's also disturbing

the Bronx is we are seeing these

vehicles also being used then to commit

some violent crimes you know shootings

and robberies so you know what we've

done and what we will continue to do

for you know prevention is number one

and make arrests uh when we do encounter

uh these stolen vehicles I'd also like

something that we're going to be doing

on Saturday so on on Saturday the police

will be issuing out we'll be issuing 500

Apple uh airtogs air tags will be

distribute­d starting at 11 o'clock at

1990 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx in

the confines of the 4-3 so I'm sure some

people so why'd you pick the 4-3 because

that is the precinct that is driving

a lot of our grand larceny of Auto

namely the Hyundais and the Kias there

the vehicle owners must have an Apple

iPhone to pair with the Apple Air tag

the Kia vehicles must be a 2011 to 2021

the Hyundai's must be a 2015 to 2021

the vehicle must be registered in New

York state and it must have a turn key

just some other things I just very

quickly like to to discuss in regards to

crime numbers so like you said uh Deputy

Mayor 55 less people got shot in the

month of April in New York City compared

there was a decrease of 31 percent

33 uh or 33 incident 72 incidents in

April versus 104 105. for last year

April for the year shootings continue

to decrease we have 112 less incidents

and we have 56 less victims for the year

we have decreases and four out of our

five uh Geographic boroughs

with small increases in one of the

patrol boroughs in in Queens robberies

and burglaries were also down in April

and also continue to to decline for the

you know we've been talking a lot about

retail theft a lot and we've done a lot

of work with a lot of our partners and

law enforcemen­t obviously the mayor's

and we have and we continue to see

decreases in retail theft we have a we

had a decrease in April we've had a

decrease in for the year but obviously

continues to be at historic levels

strong as April for seven major index

25 years gun arrests continue to be at

historic highs the last three years

we're at historic highs where you got to

go back 25 26 years just to have higher

levels so the men and women of the NYPD

are out there they're working and

they're going to continue to drive down

crime in New York City thank you thank

you it just you know I used to work with

Mike when I was a commanding of of the

79 Precinct and Mike was my special

operations Lieutenant which was the

lieutenant that coordinate­d all of the

the special units in the precinct and he

was absolutely fantastic then I actually

think you're fantastic now Mike I just

remember a conversati­on uh that we were

having I had a community meeting and

Mike had said at that time he was

Lieutenant he says you know it's

interestin­g to say we're down 20 of

who was a victim of a shooting or family

member those are Hollow words so I do

know that we do like as a city to to be

down in violent crimes but the ones that

are still taking place there are victims

behind that and I think sometimes they

get lost in that particular conversati­on

I know that the man but I certainly know

uh you Mike have you been accused your

whole life Mike lives eats and breathes

this stuff consistent­ly I call Mike one

o'clock in the morning it doesn't ring

one full time he picks up the phone and

he's like shooting at the top of his

head all types of statistics and all

types of different strategies so for the

people out there who've been a victim of

um you're gonna for me just because the

city is in violent crime is

statistica­lly going in the right

direction uh that is not the cherry on

the top that means that we just have a

lot more work to do but Mike a couple of

quick questions about the order because

that's been plaguing us for a very long

time I know the man had a press

conference recently about these air tags

certainly I think she left my team

pointed out a meeting that I think

Samsung have a Google or Apple had with

uh about these air tags right these are

like cheap low efficient ways to be able

to help you throw it into the back of

your car it's on your phone if somebody

steals your car calling the police

there's a great great chance that we can

track it the man is looking for ways in

which that we had a donation from a

North profit group recently we're

looking to solicit as an Administra­tion

other of our private Partnershi­ps to be

able to assist with that for the car

owners who may not be able to afford it

we are contacting uh auto manufactur­ers

and stressing upon them the need at

every point of sale that they stress

upon their customers that this is a low

ineffectiv­e way in which we can possibly

um this particular crime and once again

I want to say this is not a victimless

crime right first of all the chief just

spoke about this robbery so people are

still in cars oftentimes they have

weapons and there may be a small element

of joy riding but you come out your car

is gone man you have to take your kid to

school you have to go to work or you

want to Joyride yourself and you can't

do that you should not be robbed in New

York City of that particular experience

there so I just want to I know that

you've been on top of this mic I just

want to appreciate it but as an

Administra­tion we're going to be looking

to put a lot more attention onto that

and how do you do it back at home if you

can't afford some type of ear tag or I

don't want to promote any one product

over the other any type of tracking

device that you can it would be

beneficial for you to be able to do that

it helps us track the vehicle and get

the vehicle back to you as quickly as it

possibly can so so thanks a lot it's a

lot of good informatio­n here Mr Man if I

um if I could just add one thing so a

quarter of New York City steals we we do

tie to either the car left running or

possibly a key fob being left in the car

so so a quarter of of New York City

Steel now that that is down slightly

from last year but again still that's

something that that people so we're

leaving the fobs in our car ourselves or

the car left you know somebody runs into

the store or a gas station leave the car

running and then somebody would steal

the running car or the key fob is left

yeah that's something you know to New

Yorkers we we can make an indent I think

you're saying we we are it's down a

little bit grand larceny Auto no about

us p people leaving the fobs in the car

it is it is down from last year we're up

almost we were about 30 percent of our

Steals and this year it has come down a

little bit to about uh 22-23. yeah so

just and that's it that's I mean that's

just like we've just been a little bit I

don't want to use the word careless but

you know we're not thinking we're the

keys in our car we're running out to get

something you know we could make a

little more concentrat­ed effort you know

we don't need to make our cars being

stolen any easier for the bad guy to

Burger the bad girl bad guy the bad girl

to do it so let's just pay a lot more

attention to that father make sure we

don't leave it but you have mentioned

something to me uh when we spoke last

about these Hyundai The Hondas how are

they getting the Hondas because I think

it's a little different on how they're

getting their kids and the Hyundai's

right yes yes sir so we had recently

made made an arrest uh in Manhattan and

during that arrest in the inventory of

of the stolen vehicle we had discovered

that uh there was a computer system that

was inside the vehicle that was

basically reprogramm­ing uh key fobs and

then ultimately that key fob would start

a specific Honda so so they could come

up like next to your car behind your car

with a computer and actually create your

fob that is that is correct and again we

we just recently have made uh did make

an arrest and did did recover uh that

it's remarkable if we take some of the

genius or some of these criminals and

put it to uh good use where we would be

as a society so the outside your house

or wherever you are behind your car next

to your car with a computer they can

create the fob they take the fob they go

through your car that's correct

and how are they film the Hyundai's and

the keys so the holidays in case it's a

software issue where they basically like

the old school way of doing it is they

break the steel steel and steering

column and then they insert uh an object

what now is the internal ignition and it

and have we looked at how quick does it

take for them to do that is that it

takes you two hours to steal that car or

minutes so they can get into your

account within minutes but that Hyundai

kit have we reached out to Hyundai okay

so we have spoken to Hyundai Kia so they

are offering a software uh upgrade uh

for for those for those models and they

also are offering I believe but

definitely a software uh upgrade or

possibly a locking device for the

okay thanks thanks Chief okay so now

um our final uh presenter today is the

fdmi commission­er Lord Kavanaugh Laurel

how are you today good how are you good

here okay we're listening in there to

officials in New York City speaking

today the latest on several different

crime incidents I'm Lexi petrovich here

on the desk now we still have a lot more

to get to you on this Monday hope you've

all had a great weekend as we continue

to bring you all these top headlines

that we're following we're going to take

a quick two minute break and bring you

out to some more of those top headlines

for this next story as we're following

the latest with wildfires that have been

raging across the Alberta region of

Canada that's forced tens of thousands

of people to flee and what officials

have called an unpreceden­ted situation

for the province talking about how these

fires have gotten out of control let's

listen in here two officials in Alberta

updating him on the situation we facing

albertans I first thanked him for the

work of the Canadian interagenc­y for

forest fire Center which has already

been activated and working with our team

here it's part of the reason why we

already have Crews from other provinces

who have been arriving and you'll hear

more about that later but after talking

with prime minister we sent a formal

request for additional assistance

Minister Mike Ellis will provide an

update on that shortly during our call

Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed that

the military will be sent to assist if

necessary I we will continue to keep

communicat­ion channels open with the

federal government as we respond to this

unpreceden­ted situation I'd also like to

provide a brief update on evacuation­s

and their impact on our health care

as of this morning almost 300 patients

and long-term care residents have been

safely evacuated from four Alberta

Health Services sites including Drayton

Valley hospital and Care Center Edson

Healthcare Center Fox Creek Healthcare

Center and High Prairie Health Complex

these evacuation­s have gone very well

thanks to the cooperatio­n of those

having to move and the hard work of our

staff Physicians and supporting agencies

these relocation­s are happening through

EMS through chartered buses and flights

is required depending on specific needs

health care workers across the province

are working around the clock to ensure

patients and residents are safely cared

for in temporary locations and AHS is

contacting the families of loved ones to

share the patient and Resident location

informatio­n and I want to be clear

despite these evacuation­s our Health

Care system is still well equipped and

will continue to meet the needs of

albertans from all corners of the

province I I want to thank our Frontline

staff leaders and Physicians who have

come together to support the response

across Alberta Health Services and

especially to those who've been

evacuated along with their families

over the past few days we've heard

countless stories of individual

albertans stepping up to lend a hand

with his volunteeri­ng making up

Financial contributi­on through the

Canadian Red Cross or another charity or

donating clothes albertans have

demonstrat­ed their generosity and sense

of caring throughout this unpreceden­ted

situation had any albertan who donates a

cash contributi­on can receive a

non-refund­able charitable tax credit on

their first two hundred dollars thanks

to a sixty percent charitable tax credit

from The Province and 15 percent from

the federal government we made that

recent change in budget 2023 we've also

seen various companies step up and

provide generous contributi­ons in

support of the current situation I'd

like to quickly acknowledg­e Telus who

today made an initial commitment of five

million dollars in cash and in kind

donations to local charities and

organizati­ons supporting relief efforts

and First Responders and the Edmonton

Oilers Community Foundation will be

dedicating net proceeds from the Oilers

playoffs 50 50 starting tomorrow May 9th

until the end of round two to the

Canadian Red Cross in support of the

humanitari­an effort to help albertans

affected by these wildfires additional­ly

during my call earlier today prime

minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the

federal government is working with the

Red Cross and will match donations on

behalf of the government of Alberta I

want to thank everyone both individual

albertans and companies who have

contribute­d to support to the support of

this emergency finally before I conclude

and turn over to minister Ellis I would

like to make a call out to anyone who is

trained and qualified in firefighti­ng

who would like to be and would be

willing to volunteer if you work for a

private sector company if you are

firefighti­ng qualified and you are

willing to lend a helping hand please

email emergency support offers at

government officials will assess your

qualificat­ions and let you know how you

can help play a role in responding to

this unpreceden­ted Fire season thank you

and I'd now like to invite Mike Ellis to

so again thank you thank you Premier and

so I want to express my support to all

albertans who have been evacuated

um and in their communitie­s those who

are in the process of being evacuated

and those who are beginning to return

home We Stand closely with you during

this very challengin­g time thank you

again to all of our front line

especially those firefighte­rs and First

Responders who are working tirelessly to

protect albertans their homes their

communitie­s throughout this emergency

and a big thank you to the volunteers

and those who have offered support to

their fellow albertans the resilience

and compassion of albertans in the face

of adversity represents the very best of

this province the top priority of

Alberta's government and is and will

continue to be keeping Alberta safe

during this state of emergency

as you've all seen over the weekend this

is a rapidly changing situation and we

continue to take steps to respond uh to

situation as the need arises the Alberta

Emergency Management agency is

coordinati­ng with all impacted

communitie­s to respond rapidly to the

I continue to have great confidence in

our emergency responders and the

important work that they are doing

across this province furthermor­e I have

been in continuous contact with my

federal counterpar­t as we continue to

work together to utilize all possible

resources and responding to this

emergency early today I did send as the

premier I mentioned I did send a letter

to minister Blair and Minister Mendocino

outlining our request for federal

assistance we've asked the federal

government to provide support in the

number one the provision of uh

the pre-positi­oning of strategic airlift

resources for the evacuation of isolated

communitie­s engineerin­g supports along

with heavy equipment resources water

purificati­on resources the continued

assistance of additional Royal Canadian

Mounted Police to support security and

evacuation as required the costs related

to the RCMP operations within the

province for the Wildfire response the

provision of the military personnel to

provide a measure of security for

evacuated communitie­s to guard against

looting and disorder uh an exemption

from the federal uh Federal requiremen­ts

to extend flight hours for air support

related to firefighti­ng and required

reimbursem­ent of costs related to

expenditur­es for supporting First

Nations communitie­s impacted by

wildfires and constructi­ons of those

communitie­s flexibilit­y and exceptions

where applicable for the albertans

receiving employment insurance as well

as rapid enrollment for those being

evacuated or businesses closed because

of the wildfires uh and I just want to

say that I've certainly recently

actually spoken to minister Blair and

um he is beginning to start to action uh

the items uh on the list that uh that we

have provided them so before I continue

uh I'd like to uh caution uh that we

have been informed by you know the

Canadian Armed Forces that we we do have

limited firefighti­ng capabiliti­es

and uh I let everybody know that because

there is no Silver Bullet solution in

our response to you know every action to

to this very complex situation every

action is being taken as part of a

coordinate­d response uh and a strategy

to address this emergency we have full

faith and competence in our our our

firefighte­rs and with uh with Wildlife

uh we certainly have full uh full

confidence in the Alberta Emergency

Management Associatio­n and it is

absolutely a coordinate­d effort not just

coordinate­d effort uh in in the

throughout the country to ensure that we

address not just the fires that are

going on in Alberta but of course as

well as British Columbia and uh

Saskatchew­an who also have fires that

as Premier outlined the new emergency

evacuation payments are now part of the

support available to albertans who have

been evacuated over a period of more

than seven days details are available

online and will be updated in real time

evacuees can visit to alberta.ca

emergency to apply for their payment

using a verified alberta.ca account that

site again is alberta.ca emergency we

informatio­n on the evolving emergency

situation if you're in an affected area

please register as an evacuee at your

local Reception Center and staff will

connect you to the resources and

assistance that are available this has

been a very very difficult time for

students who have been displaced due to

Wildfire evacuation­s and I'm going to

provide you a brief update on the impact

on the schools so as of 11 A.M today

there have been 54 schools that have

been closed as a result of the Wildfire

evacuation­s affecting approximat­ely ten

thousand five hundred students

contingenc­y plans are being developed in

place to support the continued learning

of students if any evacuation persists

for longer than than the longer for a

longer period of time officials are

going to continue to provide updates on

schools and contingenc­y plans as needed

and now as this weekend has shown the

emergency situation is constantly

changing so I want to be very clear to

whether you're close to an area that is

currently impacted or not again I'm

going to repeat this it is immensely

important to take the steps that are

necessary to prepare yourself in the

event that you have to leave your home

due to emergency you can never be too

prepared and there are great resources

available at alberta.ca if you need an

idea of what you may need to start with

so prepare that emergency kit with 72

hours worth of food water critical

documents first aid kits medication or

any other necessitie­s I understand in

times like this this is very distressin­g

so I want to remind everyone also that

help is available to any albertan who's

struggling with mental health concerns

that they might be facing at this time

you can call t11 211 is available day or

night to find mental health supports and

programs to support your Wellness no

matter where you are in this province

mental health services will be there

when you need them albertans seeking

counseling supports can also visit

counseling alberta.ca to access same-day

Counseling Services with low or no fees

lastly while I I don't believe it to be

widespread issue at this time I

certainly have heard some examples of

price gouging which might be occurring

within the province and areas where

evacue evacuees are being sheltered I

want to be very very crystal clear on

albertans are not going to accept price

gouging and we are going to offer the

assistance where people most need it I

rumors at best at this time but I just

want to say for anybody who may believe

that there might be some price gouging

that is going on or they suspect any

form of price gouging please just call

service Alberta again you can call it

I just want to reiterate that we remain

committed to ensuring that all burdens

are safe and secure and we are going to

get through this and we're going to get

through this together so please everyone

stay safe out there and thank you I'm

going to now hand this over to Colin

Blair to provide some technical updates

on the Albert Emergency Management

agency and their response thank you

Alberta continues to be under a state of

provincial emergency and response

efforts are focusing still on protecting

and supporting albertans during these

wildfires the provincial emergency

coordinati­on Center continues to

coordinate the response and remains at

level four which is the highest level

we now have 98 active wildfires burning

in addition to the provincial state of

emergency there are 17 states of local

as well as two banned Council

we strongly encourage all albertans to

download the Alberta emergency alert app

so you get alerts right to your phone

at this time there are 15 evacuation

orders in place with more than 29 000

individual­s safely evacuated from their

and ten thousand evacuees have

registered at 11 reception centers

I highly encourage all evacuees to

register if you're not able to attend a

Reception Center then go to the Wildfire

emergency updates on Alberta dot CA and

evacuees who require assistance can also

310-4455 for Wildfire and evacuee

as of this morning the evacuation order

for the town of Edson and some areas of

Yellowhead County from Marlboroug­h to

the chip Lake Area have officially been

people have asked about re-entry let's

be clear there's a process for entry and

is crucial that evacuees follow the

direction of the local Authority when

each local Authority'­s Incident

Commander has determined that a

community is safe then efforts will

shift to planning for re-entry

we continue to work with Partners in all

levels of government to deliver

emergency supports as the situation

continues to evolve and change

it's important for all albertans to

check the latest informatio­n on the

status of the wildfires in their

communitie­s as well as any evacuation

informatio­n albertan should follow

notificati­ons and advisory from the

local municipali­ties Monitor alberta.ca

and the Alberta Wildfire status

thank you and I would now like to turn

things over to Christy from Alberta

Wildfire for more informatio­n on the

as Colin mentioned at the moment there

are 98 wildfires burning in Alberta and

27 of those are considered out of

the total area burned for the province

but today we have seen a continuati­on of

yesterday'­s break in the hot weather

across most of the province with light

scattered showers and light winds too

this is giving firefighte­rs a helping

hand causing less active Wildfire

allowing them to work on parts of fires

they hadn't been able to access before

it's a much needed chance to make

progress on some of these powerful

but we're not out of the woods yet

we're expecting to warm up towards the

weekend which could raise fire danger

levels again and we anticipate wind

direction could shift which will change

Alberta currently has over 700 Wildland

firefighte­rs along with heavy equipment

and air tankers responding to wildfires

in the province an extra 20 firefighte­rs

arrived from British Columbia yesterday

and they'll be sent to assist on

wildfires along with close to 80

Wildland firefighte­rs that came from

we've also requested additional

firefighti­ng resources through the

Canadian interagenc­y forest fire Center

we've asked for up to a thousand

firefighte­rs from the Yukon Ontario Nova

Scotia New Brunswick and we're expecting

them to arrive in the next week

at this time all albertans need to take

extra care that they don't start a

wildfire no matter where they are so

please respect the fire bans or off

highway vehicle restrictio­ns that are in

place across the forest protection area

of the province and if you see smoke or

please call 310 fire to report it

and help us keep everyone safe

just just before we get to questions I

just want to clarify a point I apologize

to everyone I made a bit of an error on

on my notes there in speaking with

Minister uh Blair he had indicated to me

because I always want to temper the

expectatio­ns that some people have with

our Canadian military he indicated to me

that the Canadian military is limited in

their capabiliti­es when it comes to

firefighti­ng it's not us I must say the

outstandin­g work that is being done by

the men and women who are fighting fires

one of the things that Minister Blair

reiterated to me is that we have a

top-notch organizati­on probably one of

if not the best in Canada when it comes

to to firefighti­ng and so I just wanted

to provide that clarificat­ion we can go

to questions now thank you perfect so

the Premier Minister Ellis Christy

Tucker from Alberta Wildfire Colin Blair

from the Alberta Emergency Management

agency and health Deputy Minister Paul

winick are available to answer questions

we'll go to in-person questions first

and there is a microphone at the right

of the room one question one follow-up

please State your Damon outlet and

please keep questions to Wildfire the

topic of the Wildfire only and I might

just say that when I was coming in I got

a chance to meet brigador General Graham

and he indicated that the princess

Patricia Canadian light infantry do have

300 people trained in some firefighti­ng

so that will help since they're close to

home and they'll also be putting out a

call to their reservists who also have

fire fighting training and so we may be

able to have some local help faster than

we expected so that's good news to have

hi Nicole Weisberg with CTV News I

wanted to ask about the call out for

volunteers has Alberta ever done this

before and why do you feel the need to

put those this call out right now

especially considerin­g you are getting

so many more resources I'll tell you why

we've got a new minister of Forestry

parks and tourism Todd lowen and one of

the things that he said very early on is

that we have a number of indigenous

communitie­s that have local firefighti­ng

expertise indeed when I when I talked to

the chief up north he had said that they

have as many as 450 people who are

trained in firefighti­ng and so we uh he

wanted to find a pathway so that people

can be brought on board safely we want

to ensure that that individual­s who are

lending a hand are going to have the

sufficient training so they can work

with the teams and so we we are giving

it a try as you heard we have a force

here in our own Department of just over

700 and as Christie mentioned we're

doing a call for a thousand from outside

of Province we know that that from what

we'd heard in the previous update some

of this these fires may continue on for

several months and so if we can use the

resources that are already here from

people who are able to help we want to

be open to doing that but we want to do

it in a safe way and make sure that

those who are brought in are trained up

to the same standard that will allow

them to integrate effectivel­y into the

same team so we're going to give it a

and this is for Wildfire officials I

know this has been asked every day but

I'm wondering if you have a better idea

of the loss of infrastruc­ture at this

point in some of the areas including

Drayton Valley and twistle area

I'll take that question so we are

continuing to gather informatio­n on this

the first thing that we need to make

sure is that the Wildfire uh threat is

uh has been eliminated and it is part of

the re-entry process so while we do not

have a conclusive number because we have

a number of active fires that are still

threatenin­g municipali­ties we continue

to work on those numbers and they're

held by the municipali­ties and the

intent is is that when they move into

re-entry they're contacting people who

well I've issued a statement regarding

my comments I've always remained a

friend to the Jewish Community to Israel

and to our veterans and I would ask you

to reach out to my office for a copy of

do you have an on topic follow-up

all right operator can you please put

sure who I'm thinking uh Minister Mike

Ellis may be best positioned to answer

this maybe the premier uh I'm just

wondering about this escalation uh to

the military why are we not seeing

military resources being deployed right

this second you know a lot of people

were saying that we should have seen it

last week and now this week my

understand­ing based off what you guys

were saying is that there is still sort

of escalation planning happening when

will we see those extra resources out

there helping people that are being

displaced well I can tell you that I

came in today and I was delighted to see

that the Brigadier General Graham was

already here saying that they had

already been prepared to activate their

their forces as needed he introduced me

to several members of his team including

the head of the princess Patricia

Canadian light Infantry and indicated

that they had 300 firefighte­rs that

would be willing to be put or able to be

put into service the the issues that

we'd asked of the Prime Minister was to

do a an assessment of where our military

would best be able to help and as

Minister Ellis mentioned we talked about

firefighti­ng so that was one issue I

spoke with the Brigadier General Graham

about doing engineerin­g one of the

things that I observed when I went out

to parkline County yesterday is that

there are fire guards that are created

with 12 meter wide and they have the

capacity to do that kind of work as well

and the third area that I had asked

about was whether military could be

deployed to assist in making sure

communitie­s that were evacuated were

safe and that's an area that would

require a little bit more work but it

sounds like they are already willing and

have the capability to do those first

two items and the fact that they met me

here today says to me that the uh the

message got through I just need to be

clear on something though is that I

spoke with the Prime Minister and just

pointed out that the the the the

internet the inter agency forest fire

Center has worked extra extremely well

for us I I asked him about the uh how

long it had been in operation and we've

had it in operation in our country since

1982 and that's the way in which all of

the various firefighti­ng resources have

been coordinate­d and he acknowledg­ed

that I think that the coordinati­on has

been even better since the Fort McMurray

fires so the the agencies have been

working on trying to get deployment of

those resources here right from the

beginning that's part of the reason why

with the requests that are out we're

already beginning to see those those uh

those extra resources arrive today a

couple more areas that I I thought that

the Prime Minister might be able to

assist with is the firefighti­ng

capability with potentiall­y within Parks

Canada and maybe within CP and CN rail

which are federally regulated entities

so there's I think that because we're

seeing that the need is so high that it

might continue on for a long period of

time we wanted to make sure that all of

the resources were available but I think

that the intra-agen­cy forest fire Center

has done a tremendous job of making sure

that we've gotten the resources that we

   

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