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October 21st, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Pastor in Ferguson: ‘Democracy is on fire, and we're called to be fire men’

Calls for justice in Ferguson are growing louder. Leaked details about the shooting of Michael Brown are adding to tensions that have rocked the city for more than two months. Missouri's Governor announced plans to create a commission to examine the social and economic conditions fueling the outrage. Sara Sidner speaks to Pastor Osagyefo Ohuru Sekou, who has been arrested twice for protesting in Ferguson.

Could these leaks be a strategic attempt to soften the blow in the event that there is no indictment of Officer Wilson? Anderson asked CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara, along with St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sara Sidner • Sunny Hostin
October 9th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Traffic stop outrage: Officer previously accused of excessive force

Video of a traffic stop that ends with officers smashing a window and tasering a passenger has sparked outrage across the country. Susan Candiotti spoke to Yolanda Gray, a woman who says she knows exactly what it felt like, because her family felt similar terror eight years ago. Gray even claims one of the officers in that video had tackled her.

Police have just issues a warrant for the passenger in that video for a marijuana charge from years ago. Anderson discussed this move with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Mark O'Mara • Sunny Hostin • Susan Candiotti • Taser
October 9th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Indiana traffic stop driver and tasered passenger speak out

Editor's note: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

We are now hearing from the man and woman who were in the front seat of their car as police smashed through the window and tasered the passenger. The driver was initially pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt. There were two children in the back seat, including one who recorded the incident. Susan Candiotti spoke to the driver and has new information on two of the officers on the scene.

This video raises serious legal questions about the actions of both the police and the adults in the car. Anderson took a closer look at what happened with attorney Areva Martin and CNN legal analyst and criminal defense attorney Mark O'Mara.


Filed under: Areva Martin • Hammond • Mark O'Mara • Susan Candiotti • Taser
August 28th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Does the Ferguson audio recording backup Officer Wilson's version of the shooting?

Does the Ferguson audio recording backup Officer Wilson's version of the shooting?

It might be the sound of Michael Brown losing his life. A company that makes a video conferencing app confirms audio of gunshots in Ferguson was recorded right around the time Officer Darren Wilson opened fire. CNN cannot independently confirm whether this recording actually captured audio of that shooting, but it is an intriguing piece of the puzzle. Don Lemon explains how CNN obtained this recording.

If this audio is verified, what does it tell us about the shooting? Anderson spoke with audio forensic expert Frank Piazza, CNN legal analyst Mark O'Mara and legal affairs commentator Areva Martin.


Filed under: Areva Martin • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown
August 28th, 2014
12:16 AM ET

Father acquitted of killing drunk driver

A jury in Texas found a man not guilty in the murder of a drunk driver who killed his sons. Local media reports say in 2012, 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. was intoxicated when he struck and killed David Barajas' sons. They were just 11 and 12, and helping to push the family's truck down a road near their home. Prosecutors say Barajas then shot and killed Banda. Anderson discussed this emotional case with former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin and Mark O'Mara,  who is George Zimmerman's former attorney.

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Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Mark O'Mara
August 25th, 2014
11:07 PM ET

Does Missouri law protect Officer Wilson from prosecution?

The fact that there is, so far, no decision on whether Officer Wilson will face criminal charges is fueling outrage for some in Ferguson. The grand jury is not expected to reach a decision  until October. Deborah Feyerick looks into how Missouri's law spells out when police officers are allowed to use lethal force.

Anderson discussed the next steps in this complicated case CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Sunny Hostin
August 22nd, 2014
10:07 PM ET

St. Louis County Police Officer suspended over ugly rant

Officer Dan Page was seen on CNN pushing Don Lemon during protests in Ferguson. But it is a different video of Officer Page that led to him being relieved of duty. A speech he made several months ago is filled with ugly statements about gays, affirmative action, women, and President Obama. Don Lemon looks at some of the most incendiary statements.

Anderson looks at ugly comments Officer Page made about President Obama and discussed the fallout with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, and George Zimmerman's former attorney, Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson • Mark Geragos • Mark O'Mara • Sunny Hostin
August 13th, 2014
11:17 PM ET

Ferguson's Police Chief explains the handling of the Michael Brown shooting investigation

It has been four days since unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. In that time federal officials launched a civil rights investigation and the FBI is looking into the case. The community is rallying around Brown's family and demanding answers from police, including the identity of the officer who pulled the trigger. Wolf asked Ferguson's Police Chief Thomas Jackson why that information is still not being released.

There was a new round of violence and arrests tonight in Ferguson. Wolf discussed the handling of this case with Syracuse University's Boyce Watkins and legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.

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Filed under: Boyce Watkins • Ferguson • Mark O'Mara • Michael Brown • Sunny Hostin
February 18th, 2014
12:03 AM ET

Race and Justice in America: The Michael Dunn trial

CNN's Don Lemon was in the anchor chair when news of the Dunn verdict broke. He says he was initially "pissed off." He explains why his feelings have now turned to sadness.
Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin says there is no way Jordan Davis would have been killed "if he were white."
Mark O'Mara is George Zimmerman's former defense attorney. He weighs in on the self defense strategy in the Michael Dunn trial.
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Filed under: Don Lemon • George Zimmerman • Jeffrey Toobin • Jordan Davis • Mark O'Mara • Michael Dunn
January 15th, 2014
12:03 AM ET

Texting argument allegedly sparks fatal shooting

In a shocking case out of Florida, a former police captain is charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a man in a movie theater during an alleged argument over texting. The 71-year-old is being held without bail; his attorney says his client acted in self-defense. Eyewitnesses say they didn’t see punches thrown, only popcorn. Christiane Amanpour, Dan Savage, Margaret Hoover, Frank Bruni, and Mark O’Mara discuss the case and the likelihood of this man’s release under Florida law.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Christiane Amanpour • Dan Savage • Frank Bruni • Margaret Hoover • Mark O'Mara
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