James Foley was kidnapped in November 2012 while reporting on the conflict in Syria. Today we are learning that the U.S. launched a failed attempt to rescue him and other hostages earlier this summer. Foley has now been beheaded by ISIS terrorists. We want to look back on the courageous way in which he lived his life and the work he was so passionate about.
CNN has obtained new video of the shooting of a 23-year-old African American man by police in Saint Louis. The man is said to be mentally disturbed. Officers say he was waving a knife and charged at them. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Anderson also discussed the case with Chris Cuomo who has been reporting on this story.
Sybrina Fulton is one of the few people who know what Michael Brown's family is dealing with right now. In 2012, her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot to death by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Anderson spoke with Ms. Fulton who said that one of her first thoughts after learning of the shooting in Ferguson was 'here we go again.'
Benjamin Crump represented Trayvon Martin's family after his shooting. He is now representing Michael Brown's family. Mr. Crump discussed the Browns' meeting today with Attorney General Eric Holder.
It is still not clear what happened during the altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It could take months to find out whether criminal charges will be filed against him. Anderson spoke to former Los Angeles police officer and author David Klinger about why the vast majority of police shootings do not result in an indictment.
Michael Brady is stepping forward with a new account of Michael Brown's final moments. He was inside his apartment when he first heard Brown's altercation with Officer Darren WIlson, then he saw it out the window. Brady says he ran outside after the first shots were fired. He tells Anderson that's when the next round of shooting began.
Michael Brady is offering just one of a growing number of sometimes conflicting accounts of what happened in the moments before Michael Brown lost his life. Randi Kaye takes a closer look.
The images coming out of Ferguson often look similar to a war zone. The police presence aimed at keeping the peace there often looks more reminiscent of a full-fledged military operation. Joe Johns looks into a federal program that is providing police forces like the one in Ferguson with heavy equipment.
The world is watching Ferguson. For those who live there, the protests have meant missing work, sending children to relatives and living in fear. Jason Carroll speaks to residents who live uncomfortably close to the violence.
Anderson spoke with two community leaders who are both part of the protest movement, along with the effort to keep it peaceful. Bishop Zachariah Davis of the Greater Harvest Church and Pastor Robert White of the Peace of Mind Church of Happiness discussed their mission in Ferguson.
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