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September 28th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/28/09

Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski is behind bars in Switzerland vowing to fight extradition to the U.S.  Even his victim, who he had sex when she was 13, thinks the case should be dropped. We're digging deeper. Plus, an exclusive look at domestic terrorists. We give you an inside look at the Earth Liberation Front.  And, a high school student murdered on the streets of Chicago. The crime caught on tape. Dozens watched and did nothing to help him. Who's looking out for Chicago's kids? We're keeping them honest.

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soundoff (348 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    Going Rogue yep that's the best one.

    Those pigs were hot dogs...

    I have seen Babe...

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Ok, no need to get morbid on us. I'm going to go enjoy a vegan meal. 😛

    Goodnight, everyone.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Loved the shot!! Goodnight everyone . Peace to all of you and yours.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone, sleep tight! This little pig is going to the market. 99 flying pig, 98 flying pig, 97 flying pig...

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Sorry, but I think that is cruel. I am sure it wasn't their choice to be forced on that diving board.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Cynthia, NC

    That pig has talent!

    Have a good Tuesday everyone!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    How do you get a pig to do that? Wouldn't that hurt their belly? I find that mildly disturbing, if entertaining (kind of).

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Another blazing hot blog, especailly re: Polansky!

    Thank you Anderson Erica & Team 360 and good night to you too.
    Good night fellow bloggers, great blog.

    The combo shot: The pig -Great.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Jane - Vt

    Oh I wish she would just go away.

    Hope the Secret Service gets the person who put that poll on Facebook.

    Good night everybody.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Emily

    @ Chris Sosa – Boston, MA ...Thanks for the info!!

    Everyone, I hope that you enjoy your evening. 😀

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Lori T

    Sweet dreams. Thank you for the show!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nice beat 360!!!!!! Congrats to Joey and Heather!!!!! Awesome caption!!! I love see pig flew!!! LOL!

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    Day of the shot with fly pig!!!!!!!!!! Love shot of pig!!!!!! Awwwww!!!!! Awesome shot!

    Anderson,
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Lisa A. Philadelphia, PA

    good night all, cute pig. Guess the director had to combine the shot with beat 360 since it was only going to happen when pigs fly ... 😉

    September 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Patty

    Adrianne- we don't get it either.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Shaylee, Bigfork MT

    Casey. Great comment about that person who posted the pathetic Facebook poll regarding the president.

    It sounds like they may be zeroing on on the guilty party. I hope so!!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Good night guys sweet dreams.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Patty

    I though the book would have 'hockey mom' in the title...but then we know, her kids don't even play hockey.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Adrianne

    What I don't understand and maybe someone can explain it, is how the E.L.F stand to protect the Earth, stop the destruction of the Earth when they cause the amount if devestaion that has been caused? Fires aren't always Earth frienddly especially when SUV's are on fire.
    Maybe its because I am a Canadian but I don't get it

    September 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Greg, Kingston

    Mr. Polanski is a child abuser because he has admitted to charges involving drugging, sodomizing and raping a thirteen year old child. I agree with Barbara, JoAnn, Outraged, Carla, Syed, Wa, Sasha and Lisa Bloom. Time does not excuse his crime. He needs to be extradited and prosecuted.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Danielle - Long Beach, CA

    Well since it's a book at least we can read it an not have to hear Palin's annoying voice.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    I actually went web-searching after I saw that picture on the site earlier. I was ready to become outraged that people were throwing pigs... 🙂

    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Melinda

    Jo Ann – I agree. It just reminds me of the "militia" movement that grew popularity during the early and mid 90-'s. I say don't put a lable on violence!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Emily

    yay, the Beat360 was on t.v. tonight! 🙂

    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Swine Flew how creative

    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    the piglet is so cute!!! history in the making on 360??? never!

    awesomeness!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Minou, New York City

    I love"Swine Flew" ! lol

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Lori T

    That is some pig.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Cessy, Chicago IL

    awwwww....(C) would've been perfect!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Emily

    @Mike, Syracuse, NY ...what do you think is going to happen with Iran?
    I can't see the gov. getting involved in a third "war", which is why I think they decided to enter talks with them.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Minou, New York City

    "Going Rogue'? Can Palin please just be "Going Away"?

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  31. samashby12

    Going Rogue? I wish it was called Going Away.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  32. Troy Kendal

    interesting title for Mrs. Palin.

    Rogue
    by
    definition
    –noun
    1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
    2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues.
    3. a tramp or vagabond.
    4. a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
    5. Biology. a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
    –verb (used without object)
    6. to live or act as a rogue.
    –verb (used with object)
    7. to cheat.
    8. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
    9. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
    –adjective
    10. (of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
    11. no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I'm glad Sully is back flying. We need pilots like him.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    B) I'm Maverick, Too

    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  35. David, Indiana

    Oh Iran firing those missiles, doesn't it make everyone feel good.

    I think President Obama is on the right track.

    Not right to use undue influence to pressure a change of govt in Iran, that was tried once or more.

    Very sad about the death of Derrion Albert. It looks like the bystanders were screaming at the culprits to stop but were afraid for their own safety. An outrage. Outreach to young people in gangs or who could be in gangs helps. Need more involvement parents/teachers/police in a city in crisis.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Paula, Colorado

    It would be interesting to read what Sarah Palin has to say when she's not reacting to an immediate question or situation.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Cindy - Dyer, In

    Good night all sweet dreams, read you later

    September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Eliane Aguiar

    Hey Anderson
    I think that Mr Polanski should be extradited to America. He commited a crime, played guilty, fled to another country....
    At this point it's not about what the victim wants. Its about " we must to be equal by the Law" . He has to pay for his crime. I can't conceive another perception.
    Thank you.
    Eliane

    September 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  39. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Dodie California its sad that people are like animals i think your right but we cant give some body else our proublems.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    What disturbs me most about the FaceBook threat against the president is that people who participate in this over-the-top hatred are doing the entire country more harm than good. Showing disresepct for the office of the President, has the potential to lessen our influence and leverage all over the world–it's like shooting ourselves in the foot.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Cessy, Chicago IL

    @ Megan, Shoreline WA- Thank you.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  42. Jane - Vt

    Back to Mr. Polanski - Nothing he's been through excuses the crime.
    Everybody has an excuse when they do something wrong.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  43. Dodie - California

    Destroying property is Not environmental friendly!

    My heart goes out to Travolta! That was a very sick act to take advantage of a family who is grieving the loss of a child!

    I hope they hang that person by their "thumbs"

    September 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Karl

    He directed "The Pianist" but used his to victimize a 13-year-old girl. Send him to prison!

    September 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  45. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Emily – I most certainly have. As a PETA member, I often had to fend off urban legends regarding us supposedly being involved with the ELF/ALF people. Those types make all of the peaceful activists look bad.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  46. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Extremists like this reflect badly on legitimate environmentalists.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  47. Raphael Salt Lake City, Utah

    Polanski's crime was not simply a horrible case of sexual assault against a 13 year old girl. It is also a crime against society. Society has laws strictly prohibiting acts of violence and sexual misconduct especially with regard to minors. Most of us do not need moral guidelines and laws in order to avoid hurting children. Common sense tells us that children are in no position to protect themselves from, or consent to sexual acts with adults. Those in society that do need those guidelines, and especially those who ignore them, should realize that perpetrating these kinds of acts against children will expose them to the fullest exposure to criminal prosecution and subsequent imprisonment. Polanski still owes society a debt for his heinous actions.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  48. Rob HuntingtonBeach

    On the question of why violence.. Lets take a good look at our country.. I am old and this was happenig when i was a teenager growing up in W LA. ITS NOT DUE TO ANGER.. Its about BEING BAD and BAD being glamorized in our music and videos!!. We want to be the Baddest and show everyone we are the Baddest. Violence happens differently depending on the Ethnicity of where the violence occurred. White violence is mostly pre-meditated. Black and Hispanic violence is mostly espontanoueos. U don't have to agree.

    September 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
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