Pastor Carlton Lee repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown's father worships there. Last night, his church was one of a dozen or so buildings that were set on fire. Pastor Lee tells Anderson that he is experiencing feelings that are similar to losing a child.
Varun Madaksira owns The Original Reds Barbecue in Ferguson. When his business burned during protests last August, he moved his grills outside and fed protesters. Sadly, Reds Barbecue suffered far more extensive damage last night. Now, Madaksira says he is not sure that he will be able to reopen. He tells Anderson that despite all of this, he is still "a firm believer in the fabric of a strong neighborhood."
Despite the looting and destruction that went on in some parts of Ferguson, the vast majority of protesters were peaceful. Even in the areas that saw some of the worst property damage, there are stories of community members standing together to protect local businesses. Sara Sidner looks at examples of peaceful protesters taking on looters in Ferguson.
Hundreds of pages of court records released after the announcement reveal just what the grand jurors heard. That includes testimony from witnesses who we heard from shortly after the shooting. Randi Kaye looks at how their accounts compare to what grand jurors heard in court.
Ferguson's Mayor says that Officer Wilson's status has not changed. He is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Anderson spoke with Wilson's attorneys Neil Bruntrager and Jim Towey. They told Anderson that the life he had before the shooting is over and Wilson now fears for his security.
Anderson looked at the case against Officer Darren Wilson and the jury's decision not to indict him. Moments after Prosecutor Bob McCulloch wrapped up his announcement, Anderson broke it down with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin, Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.
Captain Derek Herrera was shot in the back and paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan. Today the U.S. Marine stood and walked to receive his Bronze Star. He did it with the help of a robotic device never before used by an American. Kyung Lah has his inspiring story.
Two more women came forward today, sharing their allegations against Bill Cosby. The legendary comedian has not been charged with any crimes, but he is facing accusations that date back decades. Gary Tuchman looks at how these accounts of Cosby's behavior fit in the timeline of his career.
Mark Ebner is a contributor for The Daily Beast. For years, he has been writing about rape allegations against Bill Cosby. He told Anderson that he believes his reporting was ignored, in part, because the media likes to protect celebrities.
The Ferguson grand jury has been hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting for three months. They just began their deliberations today. President Obama called for calm during an interview today as state and local officials in Missouri are preparing for a new round of violent protests. Anderson spoke with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Michael Brown's family, about how his recent comments criticizing Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
The Saint Louis Police have spent months preparing for the grand jury's decision. Chief Sam Dotson told Anderson that his community expects his force to be prepared, but says preparations by law enforcement in Ferguson are not meant to escalate the situation.
President Obama followed up on last night's speech by signing a pair of memos associated with his executive action on immigration. The measures will let up to five million undocumented immigrants stay in the country temporarily. House Speaker John Boehner says the executive order is sabotaging President Obama's chances of passing other reforms that he wants. Speaker Boehner even said this will damage the presidency itself. Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos spoke with Anderson and said the President was pushed to take this action by Latino groups, but also by the inaction of Republicans.
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