John Crawford III was shot dead by a police officer inside an Ohio Walmart. He was holding a “pellet” gun that he had picked up from the store’s shelf. Crawford’s death came four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. In both cases, grand juries cleared white officers of any wrongdoing. Today Mr. Crawford’s family filed a federal lawsuit against the police and the store. This comes as newly released video shows the police interrogation of Mr. Crawford’s girlfriend. Ana Cabrera has the latest.
Anderson discussed the case with retired NYPD Detective Harry Houck and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.
At least 145 people died in today’s massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Most of the victims were children, some as young as 12-years-old. It was the work of the Pakistani Taliban. Anderson looks at how they committed such a brutal atrocity.
Christiane Amanpour has spoken with Pakistan’s Defense Minister about today's tragedy and his country’s relationship with the Taliban.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has made it clear that he thinks the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report is 'full of crap' and has led a parade of George W. Bush administration officials who denounced the report on harsh interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects, saying he would "do it again in a minute." The report concluded that the so-called enhanced interrogations didn't yield any actionable intelligence. Ali Soufan, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, who was one of the first people to interrogate the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the 9/11 attacks tells Anderson that the most of the information that help disrupt terror plots were obtained without torture.
Filed under: Torture
A 16-hour hostage siege with a lone gunman holding 17 people inside a chocolate shop ended in the early morning hours as commandos hearing gunfire inside the shop stormed in killing the gunman and ending the siege, but not before two of the hostages were killed. Jason Carroll takes a look at previous hostage situations and the outcome of the rescue attempts.
Filed under: Sydney siege
New questions about the evidence presented to the Ferguson grand jury that decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Saint Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has released more grand jury documents. He said they were left out by mistake when thousands of other documents were made public last month. CNN has been poring over the newly released information. The documents show the grand jury didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who had little to zero credibility. Ana Cabrera has more.
Officials in Pennsylvania are seeking a man suspected in the deaths of six people and the serious wounding of another at three sites near Philadelphia. Authorities say Bradley William Stone killed his ex-wife and her mother, grandmother and sister, as well as the sister's husband and 14-year-old daughter. Susan Candiotti has the latest on a man police describe as armed and dangerous.
Filed under: Crime & Punishment
As part of an exclusive interview featuring four mothers mourning lost sons, on Friday Samaria Rice recounted the way in which she learned of her child's death.
"Two more boys came and knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son twice in the stomach," she told Anderson Cooper. "I was still in disbelief until I actually seen my son laying on the ground. And the police was surrounding him."
On Friday, 12-year-old Tamir Rice's death was ruled a homicide.
Watch the above clip, as Samaria Rice explains why she feels video from that day, and audio of Tamir's screaming sister, needs to be seen and heard by the world.
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