Film director Spike Lee has been critical of the law enforcement response in Ferguson. On social media, he slammed the state and local police, along with the National Guard saying they "don't have a clue." Lee also hung a tribute to Michael Brown outside of the headquarters of his film company in Brooklyn:
Spike Lee also posted a letter arguing that retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré could be the right person to turn the situation in Ferguson around.
Anderson discussed all of this with Spike Lee.
Anderson also spoke to retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré who said that police in Ferguson need a political objective beyond just controlling people.
Michael Brown's mother said "justice will bring peace" to Ferguson. The case against Officer Wilson is about to head to a grand jury. The decision whether to file criminal charges will be made behind closed doors. Anderson spoke with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump about what justice might look like in this case.
For a while it seemed like the violence that has been plaguing Ferguson may have calmed down. But at around 11pm, tensions reached a boiling point. Ed Lavandera looks at the events that brought Ferguson to this point.
Anderson discussed the show of force in Ferguson with Police Captain Ron Johnson. He says he is concerned about the safety of the public and the police officers.
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