July 22nd, 2008
09:30 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 7/22/08

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  1. jackie Chino Hills, CA

    good night all

    July 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    That story about the guy tasered by police reminds me that there are often people who for one reason or another, diabetes for example, do not seem cooperative with police making an arrest.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Anna - chicago ,il

    Good night Anderson and Erica and bloggers...great show as always...everyone in the track of Dolly ..stay safe

    July 22, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  4. deborah, OH

    Great blog tonight everybody. See you tomorrow night. Night Anderson & Erica.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Naissa-San Benito, Texas

    OMG!! Those poor fish! What if one of those women accidently squashes one! AHH!!

    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Sarah

    Great show tonight. Good night.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Kimberly

    Those fish are gross. How do you sterilize those?

    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Saera El Paso, TX

    goodnight everyone

    July 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Dawn

    I love the fish story. Great caption, Erica. Anderson, you gotta catch up.
    Night all.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Maureen T

    Way to go Erica!!...Good show Andy...Good night all!

    July 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Saera El Paso, TX

    poor fish

    July 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Let's hope Dolly doesn't cause a lot of damage. One thing in life is certain, we'll have hurricanes and we must be there for our neighbors to pick up the pieces. Good Tuesday evening.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Cindy

    That fish pedicure is nasty!!

    Night Anderson and Erica!


    July 22, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Karin - Canada

    Taser use is under investigation here in British Columbia, Canada after two death by taser guns. It's a weapon that should only be used in extreme circumstances.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Gina - Missouri

    it's been a really packed show tonight, i'll pray for south texas that dolly is kind

    July 22, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  16. deborah, OH

    Mike, Syracuse-I didn't know that about cops & tasers. Is this the rule everywhere or what? Very interesting. Thank you.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Olivia

    Tonight, your breaking news story about Senator McCain's error was wonderful. I have watched for many days as the "common wisdom" or myth, about the role of the Surge in Iraq has been repeated over and over. Digging up the truth is good reporting. Thank you for trying to spread truth!!

    July 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Rachael

    Wow, 100 miles long, that big. As yall showed they need it but hope it not all at once, may not cause so much flooding. Hope the leeve can keep up with it.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  19. North Carolina

    The story about Nancy Cooper is very sad, and the husband seems to be a little strange.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  20. Fay, CA

    I hope the investigation into Pike's death is a thorough one, the circumstances sound pretty suspicious–some people may be tired of blacks concern with racism and police brutality, but there have been too many cases where those concerns are completely justified.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Vernon P. in Florida

    Why didn't the officer just call for back-up, if the detainee was not complying. To electrocute someone 7 times is overly excessive, he out right murdered the man. Im originally from Texas, and i know Louisiana and it's history in its many small towns, one can only wander what really occured thru the whole ordeal.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Anna - chicago ,il

    so sad with Nancy...my heart goes out to her grieving family

    July 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Jamaal

    Why in the world would you taser a guy 6 times and expect him to get out of the car, thats ridiculous .The police officer should be arrested not just fired! Its a shame that a police officer went to that extreme and we still find ourselves asking if it was race related. How far does an act have to go before it becomes obvious.


    July 22, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Janna

    Naissa, I thought the visual was pretty remarkable but I SO agree with you. I only feel sympathy for the children who may have been hurt. They had no choice on attending the violent event

    July 22, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  25. Dawn

    Joe- I think overuse of a taser, most likely, would always make the news. Tasering is wrong.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  26. MaryBeth

    I watch "Cops" and the ppl who get tasered need a minute to regroup and collect themselves. How many volts are in one taser shot, does anyone know?

    July 22, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Kimberly

    I can't imagine that race did not play a part in the death of the young man in the tasing case. The police failed to act quickly by investigating and being open and honest with the public. Police are supposed to protect and serve, not victimize.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  28. teresa

    interesting that the victim was a relative to one of the Jenn 6

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  29. Rose from Southern Calif

    Here we go again North Carolina somebody's missing? What is going on there?

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  30. Jason

    the guy that tazed the man 7 times might not be a racist. he could just be a bad person. I hope the entire department does not get blamed as being racist. I have seen many white people tazed by white cops. Was that college kid that was tazed a victim of racism? The results are terrible. I hope this guy get what he deserves.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  31. christian lugo - myrtle beach, sc

    i agree joe, although i, as well as many of you all, are not big on racism and frown upon it, i just feel that certain "crimes against race" are taken out of line and too literally.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  32. James R. III

    I love this newscast! McCain really made himself look bad tonight. Just another reason to vote for obama'

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  33. deborah, OH

    Yes, Anna, I thought about the FLDS children too. I guess we have to assume they are ok?!? It's just a very sad story all around.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Rey

    Taser gun is beneficial for would be criminals when used properly, but six times, come on now.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  35. Janna

    Anna, you know how slowly the justice system moves...I'm confident that AC will give us every possible update on the FLDS children

    July 22, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  36. Natalie

    In certain cases tasering is the lesser of the evils. Taser or shoot?

    July 22, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  37. Gary

    Anna that is an interesting question...Anderson what is going on with the FLDS children???

    July 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  38. Heather Spokane, WA

    The taser story does sound racial. I just got done going through college for criminal justice and they taught us to only use a taser when you are in danger. The officer didnt sound like he was in any danger at all.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  39. Ken

    WOW 7 times in handcuffs. That is scary stuff. Great show tonight Anderson and Erica. See you all after sunset tomorrow. I hope tomorrow is a "GAFF FREE DAY" for McCain. He needs a break too.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  40. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    My daughter is a cop. To carry a taser she would have to agree to be tasered to see how it affects someone. She, and most of her fellow officers won't do that, so don't carry tasers.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  41. Joe

    Here we go again- race crime. If the tables were turned and the cop was black and the suspect white it wouldnt make the news and of course it wouldnt be considered a race crime.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  42. MaryBeth

    That he died after 9 taser shots, including one right to his chest...is amazing...obv iously a gross overuse of the taser. Those things are supposed to incapacitate you, no wonder he couldn't "move fast enough."

    July 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  43. deborah, OH

    I think tasering is wrong, wrong, wrong. I understand subduing a violent person, but tasering seems to get out of control in the wrong hands.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  44. Carla. Thompson Salem, Oregon

    The officer's followed procedure....? Yikes....

    July 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  45. Jason

    There is no justification tasering an individual in handcuffs

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  46. Sarah

    Wait, how could tasering someone 9 times be considered "procedure?"

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  47. Norma

    I don't think this has nothing to do with race. Maybe he didn't use the taser right.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  48. Annie from TX

    I question the "racial injustice." Injustice, yes, but where does the "race" part of it come in? This kind of assumption only creates more racial divide.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  49. Rose from Southern Calif

    Is this a revenge?

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  50. Dawn

    The young man had his hands handcuffed behind his back. Tasered 9 times, talk about injustice.

    July 22, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
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