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6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southeastern Taiwan; Fiona Bears Down On Puerto Rico And The Virgin Islands; Iowa Teen Ordered To Pay $150,000 To Alleged Rapist's Family; Mourners Asked To Not Join Queue In London. Aired 6-7a ET

Aired September 18, 2022 - 06:00   ET



BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Buenos dias. Good morning and welcome to your NEW DAY. I'm Boris Sanchez.

AMARA WALKER, CNN ANCHOR: Hi there, Boris. And I'm Amara Walker.

These are live pictures out of London amid the final day of public viewing before Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest. The dignitaries from around the world are arriving to pay their respects. And we're going to take you there live coming up.

SANCHEZ: Here in the United States, the Mosquito Fire continues to grow, threatening thousands of homes in California. The latest from the fire line and when firefighters think they'll be able to get it under control.

WALKER: And tropical storm conditions are being felt in Puerto Rico as Fiona closes in. When we expect it to strengthen to hurricane status and the potential impacts to the island.

SANCHEZ: Plus, a controversial story. An Iowa teenager ordered to pay restitution to the family of her alleged rapist. How complete strangers are now stepping in to help her.

It is a new week, Sunday, September 18th. We are grateful that you are starting your week with us. We hope you're having a good weekend. I certainly am because I'm with Amara Walker. How's it going, Amara?

WALKER: You're the best. I'm loving that it's the middle of September and finally a little bit of the cooler weather is moving in so I'm a happy person. It's good to be with you, Boris.

SANCHEZ: Thanks so much, Amara. I'm more of a summer person myself so the cool weather, not so much.

WALKER: Well, yes. I mean, you are from Miami. Got it.

Well, we have a lot of news to get to. And up first, honoring the queen. Dozens of world leaders are arriving in London to pay tribute to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her state funeral. SANCHEZ: President Biden and the first lady arrived late last night. He and Jill Biden will pay their respects today and attend a reception for visiting leaders hosted by King Charles III.

WALKER: Prince William, Prince Harry and the queen's other grandchildren stood vigil around their grandmother's coffin in Westminster Hall. The somber tribute yesterday followed a similar vigil by King Charles and his siblings on Friday.

SANCHEZ: In the meantime, crowds continued to wait in enormous lines to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth. The wait time at this point, at least 14 hours. It hit more than 24 hours this weekend. This is, of course, the final day she's going to lie in state before her funeral. People have come from all over to say goodbye.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're Canadian and the queen was also the head of state of Canada and we're here to pay our respects after 70 years of service.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Just to be a part of history and be part of that moment. I'm here (INAUDIBLE) that you were there and with my mom. So yes, just to do it together is quite an experience.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We've all come -- none of us know each other so we all come by ourselves. We've had a fantastic night. I met some (INAUDIBLE). So, yes, it's been great.

UNIDENTIFIED CHILD: Yes. My mom went to Diana's when she was young. So she wanted us to feel the experience.


WALKER: And they keep coming by the thousands to say goodbye to the only monarch most of them have everyone known. We begin our live coverage with CNN's Nada Bashir out among the crowd in London. And, Nada, I mean, give us a sense of what it been like talking to the people. It's just remarkable to see these long lines and people really in just uplifted spirits.

NADA BASHIR, CNN REPORTER: Yes, absolutely, Amara. It is remarkable to see just how many people have come to London to pay their respects to the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II, thousands taking part in those queues, many of them overnight in the cold waiting hours and hours for their chance to enter Westminster Hall to pay their respects.

And as you saw there we are now seeing people pitching up tents right here behind me, Parliament Square, outside the Palace of Westminster where the queen is lying in state for their chance to see the funeral on Monday. Of course, there will be that procession of the queen's coffin traveling from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey just across the road where the funeral will be held.

And, of course, that procession will be followed on foot by the new monarch, King Charles III, and his siblings as well as other senior members of the royal family. But the message that we've been hearing from so many people across these last few days is that this is a historic moment, an opportunity that many did not want to miss. And we're joined by Shannon (ph) and Andrew (ph) here who just actually left Westminster Hall.


They've been paying their respects to the queen. What time did you get there to join the queue?

SHANNON (ph), PAID RESPECT TO THE QUEEN: I think we got there about half past 10 last night. Yes. So it was about 12 hours. Yes.

BASHIR: And you've been waiting all night. You've just left. What was the experience like for you?

ANDREW (ph), PAID RESPECT TO THE QUEEN: Well, I think it was moving because the queen's Christian faith is important to her as it was to us. That's particularly significant for us and reminds us of the even greater monarch, the Lord Jesus.

BASHIR: And, of course, you've been waiting all night. It has been pretty cold several hours. How did you cope overnight?

SHANNON (ph): We just -- it was a really good vibe in the queue. Everybody was there for like supporting each other. There were some sing-alongs along the way, lots of movement, a quick nip off to get a coffee at some point. So, yes. We -- everybody sort of kept morale up and it was -- it was really lovely to be together with everyone in that way.

BASHIR: And what are your plans for tomorrow? Will you be watching the funeral? Will you be coming here?

SHANNON (ph): Yes. I think we're going to watch it. We're going to have a little viewing party actually with people from our church. We're going to come together and have breakfast and then sit and watch it. Yes, looking forward to it.

BASHIR: Thank you so much. Have a (INAUDIBLE). All right.

ANDREW (ph): Thank you.

BASHIR: And that really is the message here that we've been hearing. It is a sense of community really. We're seeing crowd gathering together, many meeting new people along the way in the queue, making new friends. A lot of the people that we spoke to have already pitched up tents in preparation for tomorrow are total strangers but they found this sense of community in wanting to share this historic moment together.

And I have to say will be a moment that you can't compare with many other. We're seeing around 2,000 people attending the funeral, hundreds of foreign dignitaries descending on London over the weekend in preparation for the funeral. Several will be having an audience will King Charles III later today. It really is a historic moment. SANCHEZ: The queen at least for one last time bringing part of the world together. Nada Bashir reporting from London, thank you so much.

Global leaders are travelling to London to honor the late queen as well.

WALKER: Of course. And President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived on Saturday and they will be among heads of state attending the funeral at Westminster Abbey Monday. CNN's Arlette Saenz has more on Bidens' visit.

ARLETTE SAENZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived in London late Saturday night as they are preparing to honor the life of Queen Elizabeth II. That will start with events on Sunday afternoon as the president and first lady will travel to Westminster Hall to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth. They will also later sign an official condolence book before attending a reception held by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace which will also include other members of the royal family.

The president spoke with King Charles on Wednesday to offer his condolences to the family but that reception could possibly give them a chance to offer those condolences in person face to face to both the king and other members of the royal family. Now on Monday the president and first lady will be among the up to 2,000 guests who will be attending the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey. No official guest list has been unveiled just yet but the president is expected to be one of many world leaders who will be on hand for those ceremonies, including the French President Emmanuel Macron and also the president of South Korea.

Now also the U.K. have initially said that President Biden would be meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Sunday. But both the White House and Downing Street on Saturday announced that that bilateral meeting will actually take place here in the U.S., in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

But this trip to London will offer President Biden an opportunity to express condolences from the American people to the British people as well as honor the life of Queen Elizabeth who they met last at Windsor Castle in June of 2021. The queen hosted the president and first lady there. And in a statement after her passing they said that she charms them with their wit and moved them with their kindness. And the president also said that she wasn't just a monarch but she defined an era.

Arlette Saenz, CNN, the White House.

WALKER: This will no doubt be a global spectacle and of course a huge historic moment. What can we expect at tomorrow's state funeral for the queen? Well, Bonnie Greer is the former deputy chair of the British Museum. And I don't even know where to start. I mean, this is really just a historic moment.



GREER: Can I give your audience, you and Boris, a sense of the queue? Because I don't think people really know how long this line is. I'm from Chicago. OK? So you know Chicago. Imagine the end of it is Michigan Avenue and the end of it is Gary, Indiana.

WALKER: Oh, wow.

GREER: That's how long this line is. And people are standing there, they are not talking.


The story of this is this queue it is awesome. Absolutely incredible.

WALKER: I mean, that really does put it in perspective for me because I lived in Chicago -- I lived on Michigan Avenue and I've driven to Gary, Indiana --

GREER: You know what I'm saying.

WALKER: -- that is incredible. And talk about --

GREER: OK. So you're walking from Gary to Michigan Avenue.

WALKER: So you -- the commitment of the people, the outpouring of respect, give us a sense of how galvanizing. I mean, you kind of already did but expand on it, I guess, how it has been for the people. Because we want to put it in perspective in terms of, you know, Britain or the U.K. has been going through a really tough time with its economy.

GREER: Of course.

WALKER: Of course, you know, with the Brexit fallout continuing as well. So this moment is profound. It's quite special.

GREER: You know, 86 to 87 percent of the people here don't know any other head of state. It's like in America if we just had one president forever and then suddenly she died, it's a shaker. And then on top of it we've had, you know, Brexit, which is frankly a catastrophe, the lockdown.

People are in that queue, Amara, for a lot of reasons. And you can feel it when you go around them. You can feel the solemnity. You can feel people meditating on their own stuff that happened to them or what's going to happen to them, the friendship. All of it is just massive.

I have never seen anything like this and -- I mean, total respect to all these people who have actually endured this because it's cold here right now and rainy and these people have just stood there and been there. It's incredible.

WALKER: Endurance is the apt --

GREER: Absolutely.

WALKER: -- word for this, right? And I'm curious to just stand there and listen to some of the conversations that are taking place as people are making new alliances and friends as well.

You know, also as we marvel at this historic moment and this unprecedented gathering that we're seeing not just only on the streets but also of world leaders and dignitaries, right? I mean, this is going to be the first of its kind in terms of the sheer number of world leaders and foreign dignitaries that will be together in one space.

GREER: Amara, this is, if I can say it, a security nightmare. Remember, the British police are routinely unarmed. Nobody is armed except special police. They've had to rope in police from other cities. There's a ring of steel around this town. But we don't know what's going to go down because, like you say, there's never been a gathering like this before.

And, you know, Scotland Yard has got to be prepared for this as much as they can be. So, you know, it's in the back of everybody's mind but it's shaky.

WALKER: You know, I think what's amusing to a lot -- I guess the billions around the world who will be tuning in is this crowded shuttle bus or buses, right, for the dignitaries. We know President Biden will be, you know, traveling in "The Beast," his own armored car, and a few others will be granted a private ride. But, I mean, even the emperor of Japan, I mean, they rarely travel, if ever, for state funerals like this. They will be in a crowded shuttle bus as well. Just talk about, I guess, the optics of that moment.

GREER: Well, the thing is you have to remember that again what I was saying about the security thing. So they're trying to keep everybody together. They can't have like corteges of cars and hangers on that they have to actually try and police. So they're trying to like keep these people packaged as much as they can.

They can't do it with President Biden. He's got to be in his vehicle. But everybody else, the kings and the queens or what have you, they got to be on the bus because London streets around the Abbey, which is one of the oldest parts or London, the streets are narrow. They're medieval streets. They've been expanded a bit but their essence is quite narrow.

So the police have probably got snipers on the top of the buildings just to, like, check things. But these are medieval structures so the police have got to be able to contain as much as they possibly can. And this is what everybody is kind of crossing their fingers about because they've never had anything like this in this town ever.

WALKER: Yes and Boris Sanchez will be having a conversation about the security around this as well later in the hour. But just can you imagine being the bus driver to the state funeral? GREER: I mean, you know, Emperor Naruhito. You know, the king of Sweden. You know, all these people are on your bus. So it's wild.

WALKER: Right. Everyone sit down, be quiet, I'm driving, I'm in charge.

GREER: Exactly. Emperor, shut up. And, you know -- but also doing the sightseeing. You know, saying, yes, this is this, this is this. So it's incredible.

WALKER: Incredible stuff. Really looking forward to watching that.


And, Bonnie Greer, I appreciate you being with us this morning. Thank you.

GREER: Thank, Amara. Thank you for having me.

WALKER: And CNN's special live coverage from London begins tomorrow at 5 a.m. as the country and the world remember Queen Elizabeth II.

SANCHEZ: Still ahead on NEW DAY, a video that you have to see to believe. A military jet crashing after a freak accident. We'll explain what happened.

And more than 15,000 buildings at risk in a Mosquito Fire. Officials are hoping though that the weather might soon lend a helping hand. Don't go anywhere. NEW DAY continues in a moment.


SANCHEZ: We're getting a new look at video showing the moment over the skies of Texas that led to a plane crash. This is every pilot's nightmare. Watch this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Flight controls.


Speed control. Tower. Breaker, 237 (ph) emergency. We are trying to make it to the runway.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 237 (ph), roger. You want to make an approach to (INAUDIBLE) at 1,200 feet.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, we're not -- we're not going to make it. We're going to eject. Stand by to eject.


WALKER: Oh my goodness. Yes, that was a bird as the plane goes down. It just goes straight down. This just-released video from September of 2021. You saw there a bird flying straight into the plane's engine. Yes, this was during a routine military training exercise. It was supposed to be routine, at least, near the Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The two crew members in the jet ejected. They were hospitalized. One of the pilots was badly burned after his parachute became tangled --


WALKER: Yes, in power lines and was electrocuted, Boris.

SANCHEZ: Yes. The plane apparently crashed into a neighborhood in Lake Worth. It didn't hit any homes directly. Fortunately, no one on the ground was hurt. Yikes.

WALKER: Yes. I mean, there's got to be a way to keep these birds away. That just -- you know, this is a possibility every time we take off in a commercial plane, right?

SANCHEZ: I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. It's crazy.

WALKER: You're right. Yes, it is crazy. Well, California's Mosquito wildfire has been burning for less than two weeks and it has already grown into the state's largest blaze this year.

SANCHEZ: Yes. The fire crews are hoping that rain in the forecast is going to help slow the fire's spread. CNN's Camila Bernal reports.

CAMILA BERNAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Firefighters are expecting to make significant progress thanks to the rain. That rain is forecasted between Sunday and Monday and they feel like they've already made some progress and will be able to continue to do that over the next couple of days because of the rain and because of the lower temperatures.

Unfortunately, this fire has already destroyed more than 70,000 acres. There are assessment teams that are out there trying to figure out how many structures have been destroyed and thankfully some evacuation orders are being lifted. That's why Cal Fire and local authorities are telling people to be very careful and pay attention to those evacuation orders because some people will likely be able to return to their homes.

Now, the other aspect of all of this is that big picture. What experts are saying is that the rain could slow the ongoing fire season. It will not put an end to it because temperatures are going to continue to rise, even later on in the week temperatures are predicted to be higher. But they do believe this sort of will slow down what's going on in California at the moment.

Experts do say we have to pay attention later on in September and October because there is always a possibility for more fires as California is going through this ongoing drought and everything is just so dry. Camila Bernal, CNN, Los Angeles.

WALKER: All right. Well, New York City's public school system says up to 1,000 children of asylum seekers may enroll in schools this fall semester. SANCHEZ: School officials have told parents that they have room for them but it's unclear if they have enough bilingual staff to address their needs. CNN's Polo Sandoval has more.


POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Inside this multistory campus in Queens classrooms are fuller this semester. The Pan American International High School is in one of six New York City school districts that has taken in most of the over 1,400 school age children that arrived during the summer migrant surge, a figure that continues to climb. Principal Waleska Velez expecting to welcome at least 75 new students in the coming weeks, nearly all, she says, the children of recently arrived asylum seekers.

WALESKA VELEZ, PRINCIPAL, PAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL: We're prepared to support those students not only academically but also with social, emotional supports.

SANDOVAL: But that may prove to be a long-term challenge for New York City's Department of Education, even as the nation's largest school system, it hasn't been spared millions in budget cuts and teacher shortages. School officials are scrambling to recruit certified bilingual educator like Bernadette Coyoy to help students integrate.

BERNADETTE COYOY, MULTILINGUAL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER: It's a little bit more personal. You know, they have to see that they can trust you, they can open up a little bit more and then they're willing to give a little bit more.

SANDOVAL: Coyoy noticing a high level of trauma in the eyes of the latest wave of asylum-seeking children that will likely increase a need for counselors. In many cases they bear fresh emotional wounds caused by the grueling months-long journey from South America to the U.S. it's one that Neimary Coromoto Toyo knows all too well.

The 13-year-old recalls how her mother Maria Elena would often cry as they trekked through the dangerous jungles of Central America. The Venezuelan mother and child made it safely to New York in June. Neimary now worries she speaks no English as she starts the eighth grade.



SANDOVAL: Only a few words. New York State assembly woman Catalina Cruz, a former undocumented student herself, she knows all too well what that feels like.

CATALINA CRUZ, NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY: This isn't just any old immigrant child coming into our city and our Department of Education system. These are children who have severe trauma, families that have severe needs. And we got to invest in them and the rest of our city to make sure that our children, our teachers and our community's position to welcome them. SANDOVAL: Alan Cheng, one of the DOE superintendents, worries not so much if a system teaching over a million kids can take on a few hundred more but how.

ALAN CHENG, HIGH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, NYC DOE: The challenge will be how do we ensure continuity of these services? How do we make sure that these people are not forgotten after the first week or the first month? And how are we really able to say what does empowerment look like?

SANDOVAL: Polo Sandoval, CNN, New York.


WALKER: A lot of challenges ahead. All right. Emergency services are now activated in Taiwan after an earthquake hit earlier today. Yes, that's some of the damage. After the break we're going to go live to Taiwan for the latest.



JOHNSON: Taiwan's president has activated the islands' Central Emergency Operation Center to respond to a 9.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the southeastern part of the island earlier today. So far, rescue personnel and over 100 soldiers have been deployed in response after the earthquake caused significant damage.

WALKER: Yes, again, it was a 6.9 magnitude quake and it trapped for people under a collapse building, it toppled a bridge, derailed a train. CNN's Will Ripley is following the story. Will, what do we know?

WILL RIPLEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (on camera): Yes, I mean, we get a lot of earthquakes here in Taiwan. You're talking about more than 2000 a year. Hundreds of those you can actually feel. And I have felt several of them since I moved to Taiwan earlier this year. But this one today, and I'm in Taipei, which is 200 miles from the epicenter in Hualien County, it was the strongest that I felt.

And friends of mine who have grown up here said they don't remember, you know, feeling this many earthquakes in such a short period of time at this level of intensity, because there was a 6.4 earthquake on Saturday night local time that was that -- we thought was the main quake, and then you could feel a number of the aftershocks. But then here Sunday afternoon, local time, several hours ago, the 6.9 hit. And it was very clear that this was by far now the biggest one that I've experienced since being here in Taiwan.

And there are these aftershocks happening over and over again that you can feel. It's almost like you're seasick or you have motion sickness because, you know, every you know, few minutes it feels like the ground starts moving. I did a live shot last hour. There were two aftershocks that hit during the live shot. Three more that hit as I was trying to type up a tweet to put the video out. And so, it's a very unnerving feeling.

But fortunately, there are no reports at this stage of any major injuries as a result of this. The four people who were trapped when a 7-Eleven and a building above it collapsed, they have all been successfully rescued. There were passengers on a derailed train that were successfully rescued. We're still looking into this collapse of a local school, a gymnasium, as to what happened there and hopefully, everybody's OK.

But clearly, the Taiwan president, as she activated the central Emergency Operations Center, is telling people to be alert and be prepared for more shaking in the hours and days to come.

SANCHEZ: Will Ripley, keep us posted on what goes on in Taiwan. Thank you so much.

WALKER: Well, soon Tropical Storm Fionna is expected to become a full hurricane battering Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with strong winds and rain. Forecasters say potential flooding and mudslides could be life-threatening.

SANCHEZ: Right now, both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are already seeing storm conditions. Let's take you to the CNN Weather Center now and Allison Chinchar who has been tracking the storm since it first popped up. Allison, where is it now and where is it headed?

ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST (on camera): Right. It really hasn't moved all that much from yesterday because it's not a very fast-moving storm. So, you'll notice, the map looks very similar to what it did yesterday. But we're starting to see a lot of those outer bands really begin to surge off towards the west. So, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands certainly seeing a lot more activity this morning than we did at the same time yesterday.

Sustained winds, 65 miles per hour, gusting up to 75 miles per hour, so we're only 10 miles per hour off sustained winds from being a category one hurricane. But we anticipate that that will happen by this afternoon, so that's why you have these hurricane warnings here in red and hurricane watches in the pink color just in preparation for that strengthening to take place.

It is forecast to become a category one before it potentially makes landfall over Puerto Rico later this afternoon or possibly early this evening before then continuing off to the northwest towards Hispaniola. Rain is going to be one of the biggest factors with this particular storm. Again, you can see on radar, a lot of those heavier bands really starting to push in right now. Power outages already up to about 100,000 as of now.

Looking at these numbers, Boris and Amara, you're talking 15 to 20 inches of potential rainfall.

WALKER: Wow, that's a lot of rain. All right, Allison, keep us posted. Thank you very much.

SANCHEZ: Up next, a GoFundMe page steps in to help an Iowa teenager who has to pay the family of her alleged rapist. More on the judge's ruling in just moments.



SANCHEZ: This story fired up a lot of people on the internet this week. A GoFundMe site launched for an Iowa teenager that was convicted of manslaughter has now reached over half a million dollars. This comes after 17-year-old Pieper Lewis was ordered to pay her alleged rapist's family $150,000 in restitution and to serve five years probation at a residential Correctional Facility.

WALKER: Yes. And the district court judge said he had no choice but to follow state law. CNN Lucy Kafanov has more on the story.


LUCY KAFANOV, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voiceover): Outrage is growing in the case of an Iowa teen sentenced to five years probation for killing her alleged rapist, ordered to pay the man's family $150,000.

DAVID PORTER, JUDGE, POLK COUNTY: The court is cognizant that you, and quite frankly, your supporters may be frustrated, even angry with the imposition of the $150,000 in restitution in Mr. Brooks' estate.


KAFANOV: Pieper Lewis was just 15 years old when she stabbed 37-year- old Zachary Brooks to death inside his Des Moines apartment in 2020 where she says he raped her multiple times.

PIEPER LEWIS, RAPE VICTIM: I wish the events that took place on June 1, 2020, never occurred. But to say there's only one victim to this story is absurd.

MEGAN HOXHALLI, SOCIAL WORKER, LUTHERAN SERVICES IN IOWA: Piper was being used for money or drugs by adults.

KAFANOV: In her plea agreement, Lewis laid out the series of events that led to the killing, saying she was trafficked by an older man who forced her to have sex with other men for money, including Brooks. She described being assaulted repeatedly, including while being unconscious, stating, I suddenly realized that Mr. Brooks had raped me yet again and was overcome with rage.

Lewis was facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and willful injury. The judge deferred those sentences on Tuesday, meaning her guilty plea could be expunged if she completes five years probation at a residential correctional facility.

PORTER: This is the second chances you've asked for. You don't get a third. You understand that?

LEWIS: Yes, I do. In the next five years your life will be full of rules that you will disagree with. I'm sure of it.

KAFANOV: The judge that the restitution was mandatory under Iowa law.

PORTER: This court has no discretion but to impose the $150,000 in restitution, payable to Mr. Brooks' estate.

KELLY MARIE MEEK, IOWA COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT: I don't think that justice was served. I think that justice would have not seen Pieper Lewis spent any time behind bars.

KAFANOV: Rights advocates pointed numerous examples of victims of sexual abuse and trafficking facing punishment rather than protection.

MEEK: Women of color who have experienced sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking any kind of harm who act in self-defense against their -- the people who harmed them have not been treated well by our legal system historically.

SARA KRUZAN, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON: That means I'm going to die here.

KAFANOV: Sara Kruzan was sentenced to life without parole as a teenager for killing a man who sexually abused and trafficked her in 1994, pardoned by California's Governor this July.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The state of Wisconsin versus Chrystul Kizer.

KAFANOV: In Wisconsin, Chrystul Kizer is facing a life sentence for killing the man she said forced her into trafficking when she was just 16. In Tennessee, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man she claims paid to rape her when she was a 16-year-old trafficking victim. She was eventually granted clemency and released in 2019 after 15 years behind bars.

CYNTOIA BROWN-LONG, JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATE: You know, it's just a story that has unfortunately become all too familiar.

KAFANOV: Reacting to Lewis' sentence in an interview with PBS News Hour.

BROWN-LONG: She was a victim in this situation. Not only is she going to have to serve time in a facility, but over the next five years, anything that she does can trigger her having to serve a 20-year sentence. So, she's not truly free.


KAFANOV (on camera): Pieper Lewis avoids prison for now but human rights advocates point out that vulnerable teenagers and victims of severe abuse like her needs support in healing their trauma instead of punitive measures. Their message, the justice system should be punishing child sex traffickers rather than their victims. Lucy Kafanov, CNN, Denver.

WALKER: It's an extraordinary story. Lucy, thank you.

And this just in to CNN, mourners have been asked to not join the queue to view the late Queen Elizabeth lying in state as the wait time is now estimated to be about 14 hours long. So, the ask is to not join that line there. Coming up, we're going to talk about the challenges of securing a major event full of world leaders. NEW DAY continues after this.



SANCHEZ: Some 30 heads of state, as well as more than 500 dignitaries from around the world, are going to be in attendance for the Queen's funeral tomorrow including President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Security, as you might imagine, is expected to be extremely tight during tomorrow's events which some say will be the single biggest operation in London's police history.

Joining us now to discuss the security aspects of the state funeral is CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and former Secret Service Agent Jonathan Wackrow. Jonathan, good morning. Always great to have you bright and early. Not that long ago, we had Bonnie Greer on the air just a few minutes ago. She's a former top official with the British Museum. And she said this is going to be a security nightmare. I'm wondering if you agree.

JONATHAN WACKROW, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST (on camera): Well, let's put it in context. It's going to be a security challenge. And this is one of the largest mobilizations of security in modern British history. And the Metropolitan Police Service of London, they're the coordinating entity for all of the security planning, is really charged with three competing priorities right now.

First, they have to maintain the safety and security of the funeral ceremonies itself and the almost two million people that are descending upon London to -- you know, to mourn. They also have to coordinate the security for the 30 heads of state that will be attending the event as well as the over 500 dignitaries that are planning on attending.

And finally, what they have to do is they have to continue to maintain the safety and security of the city of London at large. Again, it's one of the largest cities in the world and they have to maintain civil order and address any criminal activity that arises. So, all of this combined, you know, presents a significant challenge to the Metropolitan Police Service.

However, the advantage is that they have been in the planning phases for decades, thinking about you know how to coordinate all of the activity around this specific event, and modernizing it to address the changing threat dynamics.


SANCHEZ: It's going to demand an immense amount of resources to say the least too right? I'm wondering what you think of the arrangements for President Biden, all that goes into that, with so many people crowded into London, not just people wanting to see the Queen, but also some 500 dignitaries from around the world. It's a lot of security details.

WACKROW: It really is. And you know, oftentimes, when I was a Secret Service agent, we would have these large-scale events such as the U.N. General Assembly, the inauguration, and the challenge that, you know, law enforcement in Britain is facing is the same that the Secret Service has when they're coordinating events, is that sometimes, you know, all the convergence of a lot of law enforcement and security entities can actually, you know, be detractive, not additive to the security plan.

So, finding the right balance of how to apply security measures in the right areas is a very -- it's almost an art not a science here. You have to address the threat environment and, you know, basically put those security forces to address what you know is the most pressing needs.

And for the President of the United States coming in, typically, if this was a regular state visit, and it was just the president, the Metropolitan Police Service would, you know, have a lot of assets and resources put forth towards the protection of the president. But as we said at the beginning, there are 30 other heads of state. So, the resource allocation by the Metropolitan Police Department with those three other competing priorities is really thin right now. So it presents a significant challenge.

SANCHEZ: A busy few days ahead for the security specialist because it's not just the Queen's funerals, soon after that, they're headed to the United Nations for the General Assembly. As always, Jonathan Wackrow, we appreciate your work and your insight. Thanks so much for joining us.

WACKROW: Thanks, Boris.

SANCHEZ: Of course. And we're going to be watching the Queen's state funeral very closely all over CNN tomorrow, special live coverage from London starting at 5:00 a.m. The country and the world remembering Queen Elizabeth II. Stay with us. NEW DAY continues in just a moment.



SANCHEZ: So, college football does not get much better than what we saw unfold yesterday.

WALKER: Coy Wire, of course, joining us now. Coy, three games came down to a Hail Mary.

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT (on camera): Oh, poor people holding their breath. There are all sorts of heaves and heartbreak, Amara and Boris. Fans everywhere are waking up this morning, hey, where did my voice go?

In Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State students getting their first ever visit from college game day riding high after an epic upset of number six Texas A&M last weekend, but finding themselves down two to Troy with two seconds to go. Here come the heroics. Turn it up, maestro.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Chase is going to step up in the pocket, sets, throws high into the air. It's up for grabs.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a touchdown. It's a touchdown. It's a touchdown.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's miracle part two.


WIRE: Oh, I think they might have lost some voices and broke some mics on that one. Chase Price to Christian Horne, 53 yards for the win, 32- 28. Students stormed the field and chaos ensues. 90 miles down the road, number 19 Wake Forest hosting Liberty. Final minute, Liberty down seven. Kaidon Salter has to hit it to the end zone, double coverage. They have an interception but the ball pop smash. And what do you know? Demario Douglas comes down with a touchdown Liberty.

They're now down one and Flames coach Hugh Freeze says let's go for two in the wind but coach gets burned. CJ Yarbrough can't punch it in on the reverse. Wake escapes 37-36.

And Cal at Notre Dame, Irish, plenty used to Hail Mary's and is sure glad this prayer was answered. Jack Plummer launching it to the endzone as time expires. And watch this ball bounce around for what seems to be an eternity. My goodness, the Bears, they grab all of it, apparently touches the ground though Notre Dame survived 24-17, getting coach Marcus Freeman his first win, avoiding their first (INAUDIBLE) start in 15 years.

Finally, happy head coach outside of Waco, Texas. Shoemaker High's Toby Foreman asked the reporter for his mic mid-interview for this.





FOREMAN: So, my question is this. Does my girlfriend, Erica, want to be my wife?


WIRE: Oh, congrats to coach, to new fiance, and to his team. They got the win in the final five seconds. There you go, Boris and Amara, that's a good Sunday fun day. WALKER: I like that. Yes, that was pretty creative.

SANCHEZ: Lovely to see. Man, those announcers in an Appalachian State game, the pitch that his voice hit, I have not heard an announcer get that high before.

WIRE: Yes. Mariah Carey can't even hit that high. No, baby.

WALKER: Coy, I think you need some tea as well because your voice is a little scratchy.

WIRE: Yes.

SANCHEZ: You know what we also need, Coy, some Syracuse orange highlights. Come on, last-second 25-yard touchdown pass at the end yesterday. No highlights for us?

WIRE: It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. You need to put your request in early. There's a lot of games to cover here, Boris.

SANCHEZ: You're right. You're right. A lot going on. Coy Wire, I appreciate you walking us to all of it.

WALKER: Thanks, Coy.

WIRE: Thanks.

SANCHEZ: Thanks so much. The next hour of NEW DAY starts right now.