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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 7th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Crime & Punishment: Shocking traffic stop video raises questions about police procedure

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

A video that's at the center of a federal lawsuit begins with police pulling a woman over for not wearing a seatbelt. Then officers smash a window and taser an African-American man in the passenger seat. According to the suit, the driver was on her way to the hospital to see her dying mother with her two children in the backseat. Legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Paul Callen have different views of the officers' actions.

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September 17th, 2014
11:38 PM ET

Where do you draw the line between punishing and abusing a child?

Adrian Peterson's mother describes him as a loving father and says he was only disciplining his son in the same way he was disciplined growing up. Speaking to The Houston Chronicle, she went on to say, "When you whip those you love, it's not abuse, but love. You want to make them understand what they did wrong."  Peterson is charged with felony child abuse. The case set off a national debate over discipling children. Gary Tuchman had a frank discussion about spanking with three generations of a family in Georgia.

Anderson discussed the culture of child discipline with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis.

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Filed under: Adrian Peterson • Charles Blow • Gary Tuchman • Michaela Angela Davis • Sunny Hostin
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.

September 12th, 2014
12:05 AM ET

Is Floyd Mayweather getting a free pass on domestic violence? 

It took the release of the elevator video for Ray Rice to lose his job. Boxer Floyd Mayweather has faced multiple domestic violence charges in the past, but that hasn't stopped him from raking in millions of dollars in the ring. Now Mayweather is speaking out in defense of Ray Rice. Sara Sidner has a closer look.

Why wasn't Floyd Mayweather's career damaged by his record of domestic violence? Anderson discussed this with legal analyst Sunny Hostin and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.

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September 8th, 2014
11:46 PM ET

Ferguson: Two new eyewitnesses come forward

There are two eyewitnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown that we did not know about until now. Their accounts has some similarities to what previous witnesses have said. But these two people are not from Ferguson and they did not know Michael Brown. Joe Johns has their story.

What do these new accounts of the shooting mean for the case against Officer Darren Wilson? Anderson discussed it with Neil Bruntrager, who is the general counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, along with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Joe Johns • Mark Geragos • Michael Brown • Sunny Hostin
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
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