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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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Filed under: Sara Sidner • Sunny Hostin
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
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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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Hot car death • Jason Carroll • Justin Harris • Mark Geragos • Paul Callan • Sunny Hostin
July 2nd, 2014
10:26 PM ET

Is there enough evidence for authorities to keep Justin Harris in jail?

Justin Harris is heading back to court tomorrow. He has already pleaded not guilty to murdering his son by leaving him in a hot car. Tomorrow a judge is set to decide whether prosecutors have enough evidence to keep him in jail. Martin Savidge looks at the case against Harris and what may be presented in court tomorrow.

John Berman discussed the chances of the judge granting Harris bail with legal analysts Paul Callan, Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos.

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Filed under: Hot car death • Justin Harris • Mark Geragos • Martin Savidge • Paul Callan • Sunny Hostin
May 28th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Donald Sterling prepares to "fight to the bloody end"

When Shelly Sterling started lining up buyers for the L.A. Clippers, it may have seemed, at least for a minute, that Donald Sterling was ready to walk away from the NBA. In fact, he cleared the way in a letter to the NBA confirming that he authorized his wife to negotiate the sale of the team. But now, his lawyer tells ESPN that Donald Sterling "is going to fight to the bloody end," and "he disavows anything" Shelly is doing to sell the team. So what's next for the Clippers? Anderson spoke with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin along with Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded.

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Filed under: Donald Sterling • Jeffrey Toobin • Rachel Nichols • Sunny Hostin
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