This program is 29 minutes long
(New York: Elaine Quijano) The increased demand for power & water featured; scenes shown from Consolidated Edison’s emergency command center; details given of Con Ed’s plans for power to be supplied from upstate New York or New Jersey if needed for New York City. [Street musician Tyrone BARNETT- says there’s no way to escape it.] [Con Ed’s John MIKSAD- says we are expecting to break the all-time record demand.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Forestville, Maryland: Chip Reid) The water shortage in Prince Georges County, Maryland in the midst of this heat wave because a water main is being shut down for repairs featured. [Resident Sondra MAITH, father Luther MAITH – worry.]
(Los Angeles: Carter Evans) The reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin reviewed; scenes shown of a rally in Los Angeles that turned into mayhem, a KCBS cameraman being attacked, protestors blocking traffic on Interstate 880 in Oakland, California. [Los Angeles police Chief Charlie BECK- says if you come here again tonight you will go to jail.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Map shown of states with Stand Your Ground laws.
(Orlando, Florida: Michelle Miller) Attorney General Eric Holder’s public criticism of Stand Your Ground laws reviewed. [At NAACP convention, HOLDER - says these laws try to fix something that was never broken; recounts his conversation with his son about how a black man should act in public or in the presence of police.] The request from the president of the NAACP for Holder to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The views of the jurors on the issue of race in the Zimmerman trial noted. [With CNN’s Anderson Cooper, JUROR – explains why she thinks Zimmerman found Trayvon suspicious; recounts the initial vote; says Zimmerman had a right to defend himself.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The seizure of parts of a weapons system from Cuba that North Korea was trying to smuggle through the Panama Canal featured; scenes shown of missile equipment hidden under bags of sugar and of a North Korean general during a state visit to Cuba; details given about the suicide attempt by the ship’s captain and about the Russian-made SA-2 anti-aircraft missile system.
(Fort Bliss, Texas: Anna Werner) The detection of radiation at a former nuclear weapons bunker at Fort Bliss in Texas examined; scenes shown from the Army base; details given from a GAO report on contamination of soil & water from Defense Department activities. [Maj. Joe BUCCINO- explains who could have been exposed.]
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The summer camp run by Yolanda Morris to give children a haven during Chicago’s bloodiest months featured; scenes shown of the kids at the New Mount Calvary Baptist Church. [MORRIS – says last summer there were shootings on this street; says they play a game of counting abandoned houses.]