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September 26th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Beheaded in Oklahoma: a workplace dispute, or the act of a "lone wolf" terrorist?

On the surface, Friday's horrific beheading at an Oklahoma food processing plant appeared to center around a simple workplace dispute.

However, upon further investigation of the suspect – 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen – red flags have arisen.

Was the murder an isolated incident? Or terrorism on American soil.

Watch the above video as CNN's Martin Savidge examines a story that has brought up questions regarding the potential of a "lone wolf" inspired by Islamic extremism.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Martin Savidge
September 26th, 2014
01:48 AM ET

Motorist to South Carolina Trooper: "Why did you shoot me?"

What would prompt a South Carolina trooper to shoot an unarmed motorist? And, what is to come next for each of them?

CNN's Martin Savidge tells the story of an African-American man, shot by a white cop, while simply reaching for the wallet in his vehicle.

"Well, you dove headfirst back into your car," explained the officer, in audio heard via the police car dash cam.

Is this a case of an honest mistake, or an unacceptable and inexplicable error?

Watch the above clip for Savidge's full report, including video of the shooting, and updates as to the physical and legal statuses of both men.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Martin Savidge
September 25th, 2014
10:58 PM ET

Gary Tuchman: Cops forced to react in a split second

On the heels of a bizarre incident involving a South Carolina trooper charged with shooting an unarmed motorist, on Thursday evening CNN's Gary Tuchman joined "Anderson Cooper 360" with further insight and analysis of the challenges facing law enforcement officers.

Teaming with the police department in Spokane, Washington, Tuchman stepped into virtual, adrenaline-fueled scenarios to experience how the mind and body react when forced to make life and death decisions.

Watch the above video for Tuchman's full story, including the portion where the reporter takes his turn within the exercise being conducted by Washington State University.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gary Tuchman
September 23rd, 2014
12:28 AM ET

How to track a fugitive

Pennsylvania authorities tell CNN they've narrowed the search area for alleged cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein. The 31-year-old survivalist is wanted for the death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and the shooting of another officer a week and a half ago. But the hundreds of law enforcement officers who are scouring the woods have yet to locate a man police say has extensive training as a marksman and knows his way around the woods. So, how do you track down a killer? CNN's Gary Tuchman gets a lesson in tracking fugitives from Patrick Patten, former head tracker of Eric Rudolph and Founder of the Tactical Woodland Operations School.


Filed under: Crime & Punishment
September 17th, 2014
11:31 PM ET

Report: Officer Darren Wilson testifies to grand jury in Michael Brown shooting

The grand jury that will decide whether to file criminal charges in the Michael Brown shooting is meeting behind closed doors. According to the Saint Louis Dispatch, the man who pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson testified about the shooting. Anderson discussed why this is a surprising and potentially risky move with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.

August 15th, 2014
10:38 PM ET

Don Lemon walks among the peaceful protesters of Ferguson, Missouri

Amid the aftermath of a police shooting that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead, and on a day which saw the release of the name of the police officer involved, Don Lemon took viewers on a tour through the peaceful protests of Ferguson, Missouri.

Watch the video above as the CNN host travels through a drum circle, interviewing residents who say they'll continue their demonstration for "as long as it takes," adding that the entire event is "a good time in the name of Mike Brown."

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July 15th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Caught on video: Crowd breaks into hot car to rescue children

It was a dramatic scene: strangers smashing the windows of a hot car to free the children crying inside. Their mother reportedly left them alone while she was getting her hair cut. Her reaction stunned the good samaritans who saved her kids. This comes as Leanna Harris released a statement through her attorney. Harris' husband is charged with murder in the death of their 22-month-old son, who was left in a hot SUV for seven hours. Martin Savidge has the latest on that case.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hot car death • Martin Savidge
July 14th, 2014
10:27 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Houston massacre survivor speaks

The fact that Cassidy Stay is alive is a miracle. She was shot in the head and left for dead during a massacre that claimed the lives of six members of her family. Despite all of that, Cassidy managed to alert authorities and save other relatives who were allegedly the gunman's next targets. Randi Kaye has her story.

Click here if you would like to help Cassidy Stay Fund.

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July 8th, 2014
11:23 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Is there a right way and wrong way to respond to tragedy?

Today Leanna Harris reportedly visited the jail where her husband is being held on murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their son Cooper. The couple's words and actions have come under intense scrutiny by police. Martin Savidge looks at how others in the media spotlight have responded to tragedy.

CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Paul Callan look at whether the Harris' behavior could be brought up in court.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hot car death • Justin Harris
July 7th, 2014
11:23 PM ET

Mother's demeanor before and after her son's death in a hot SUV raises questions

Authorities are taking a close look at the actions of Leanna Harris. Her husband Justin is facing murder and child cruelty charges in the hot car death of their 22-month-old son Cooper.  Now some are asking whether she will also be arrested. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin, Paul Callan and Mark Geragos look at whether Leanna Harris' statements may have incriminated her.

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