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August 11th, 2014
11:59 PM ET

Inside the controversy surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown

The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked outrage and violence in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri. The unarmed teen was shot multiple times in broad daylight by a police officer. Those facts are not in dispute. But there are serious questions about what happened in the moments before the officer opened fire. Jason Carroll looks at the events surrounding Brown's death.

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August 11th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

Michael Brown's mother calls for the police officer who opened fire to go to jail

Michael Brown had just graduated high school and was supposed to start his first college classes today. Instead his family is planning his funeral. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday afternoon. The FBI has launched an investigation. Wolf Blitzer spoke with Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden who described her son as a gentle giant and a role model for his younger siblings. She was joined by Michael's father Michael Brown Sr. and family attorney Benjamin Crump.

There was a new flare up of violence in Ferguson tonight. Wolf discussed the protests and the shooting investigation with Police Chief Thomas Jackson.

 

 

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