March 10th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 3/10/09

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Tonight on AC360°, there are reports that singers Chris Brown and Rihanna are in a recording studio working on a duet. That's even though Brown is accused of brutally beating Rihanna, punching her repeatedly in the face until she was bloody. He also allegedly threatened to kill her. Oprah Winfrey warns Rihanna he will hit her again. Tonight, we look at the question: Why do battered women go back to the men who attack them? Let's keep this live blog going on this topic. We'd love to hear your thoughts. Sound off below.

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soundoff (471 Responses)
  1. jimj

    Sadly there will be more of the same madness

    March 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  2. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    @Eric – Violence takes root in fear, and those people are, in my opinion, the most fearful, much because of their disturbing worldview.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  3. Kassie Wright

    Good evening, Anderson, Erica, 360 crew and best bloggers.

    What a terrible thing to happen in Alabama, and how senseless it all seems. It's scary to think that in a sleepy/normal town, something like this could happen.

    I also can't believe Rhianna and Chris Brown are back together like nothing happened. I'm not one to pay attention to the celebrity rumour mill, but young girls probably look up to this woman and she's making herself SUCH a bad role model.

    "Oh, it doesn't matter if he abuses me (whether it be mental or physical...) I love him, and I can make him change!"

    I'm really disappointed.

    Looking forward to the show tonight!

    – Kassie from Ontario, Canada

    March 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  4. Isabel, Brazil

    One question: was the police who killed the shooter or it ended with his life?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  5. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    I offer my sympathies and will keep those who lost someone in my thoughts. We recently had a shooting spree that killed 4.

    Did the shooter have any history of violence or anger issues? How do these people get guns?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA, I would not be surprised if this was linked to a job loss, in fact, I suspect we will hear of more of these economy related shootings if things remain the same for much longer.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  7. Fay - California

    There was a job loss related stabbing in my area recently – it's scary to think that we *might* be hearing more about these kinds of killings.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  8. Ken in NC

    OMG things are getting bad all over now. We have got to turn this economy around or people are going to really be hurting bad.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  9. Maren in Oregon

    amazing that calls would not hav e come in fast enough to alert the police in communities down stream from the initial shootngs. what a tragedy!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  10. Linda

    I don't know Anderson, Job loss or not thats an excuse. Maybe we do need to get some control of how guns are issued out in this nation.
    People are getting crazier and crazier or else we are excusing a lot of crime today and people think they can do what they want. I know people are up in arms about gun control but something has to be done just letting everyone have guns without first having class and a psych eval before they hand them out.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  11. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    How heart breaking for all those people with a connection to the victims. I hope that there is no one else planning to take advantage of the shooting by going off doing domething rediculous.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  12. Minou, New York City

    Too bad that these murderers always succeed in taking their own lives instead of being forced to face what they did to these people and their families.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    This breaking news story about the shooting is really intense, and sad that there have been so many deaths. Coming up later in the show we're going to be talking with a great panel about domestic abuse and the Chris Brown/Rihanna situation.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  14. EJ (USA)

    Most of the recent mass shootings were also job related/financial. Men killing their families.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  15. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    It is sad that individuals would ever reach such a state of desperation/instability, and that the innocent have to pay for it.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  16. Maureen T, Canada

    Good evening Anderson. How tragic this shooting in Alabama. At least 10 dead. Just so horrible!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  17. Bea

    Hello everyone. Thanks to the police and others for their bravery in Alabama.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  18. Tom from Philly

    hi all, how bout that Obama rally on the stock market!! 🙂

    re alabama, sad but no wonder there isnt more of it america is on the edge,

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  19. Eric Walker, Miami FL

    Why is it that the most hianess acts accure iin the South and bible belt of the U.S.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  20. Esma

    I really hope that shootings like this don't become commonplace, especially if it's because someone lost his job. The details are just insane.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  21. Glen Up North

    Rikki, there will most likely always be bad news and good news somewhere. The question is: which attracts more attention?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  22. Tammy, Berwick, LA

    Hi Everyone,

    Unreal news to start the evening....

    March 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  23. Billy Simmons, MD

    Oh, Anderson such depressing news!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  24. Lori from IL

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Team 360 and Fellow Bloggers -

    Two shootings incidents in three days - scary!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  25. starr formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, et al and fellow bloggers.

    This is really traumatic and very sad news that is opening the show tonight.

    God bless the souls that were lost and prayer and comfort for the victims' families and friends.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I bet its someone who lost their job.

    Yes EJ.....

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  27. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Well, there you go...job loss. It's the economy. Hold on to your hats folks, ther's a long way to go until the end of the tunnel.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  28. Saera El Paso, TX

    hello everyone
    not-so-happy tuesday i guess

    ten people including the gunman...
    i'd hope we find out why at least

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  29. Isabel, Brazil

    I don't understand what happens to these people. Why are they so unbalanced and take the lives of others?

    Despite we have to look at them as criminals, I feel compassion of these people so lost.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  30. Vanessa, TX

    oh my godness...soo sad about breaking news from Alabama..losing your job can make you feel depressed, but going on a killing rampage? oh my heart goes to all the victims family

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  31. Christine, Bethesda, MD

    Hi everyone. I just heard about the shootings in Alabama. Those poor families.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  32. Rafael

    Hey Anderson and Erica and fellow bloogers. That's some crazy news there about that rampage shooting in Alabama.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  33. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    Hey guys, so much insanity today.... 🙁

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  34. Esma

    Hey, everyone: Anderson, Erica, David Gergen and all at AC360. And of course, the Facebook/Twitter Tribe and all the bloggers!

    The shooting in Alabama are not just horrible, but so widespread, any motive?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  35. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    So sad to hear about this shooting. My prayers got out to the families and friends of the victims.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  36. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening Anderson, and Staff, and all my fellow evening conversationalists! Hope you are all staying warm and snow-free! Our whole town shut down because of the blizzard we are getting right now!

    What a sad story to start off with! Will there ever be good news again?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  37. Emma

    That is horrible. It's insane that he went place to place shooting people.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  38. EJ (USA)

    I bet its someone who lost their job.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Stacy

    Hi everyone. Well...this is horrible. Not much more to say.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Maren in Oregon

    Horrible, horrible violence – Gun v iolence. We will never learn and this will never stop.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Cindy

    Wow..this breaking news is horrific!!


    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good evening AC360 BLOGGERS!

    I wonder if we're going to see an increase in these types of crimes, relative to the extended emotional impact from the economic strain?

    March 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Good evening, Anderson, Erica, David G, Jack, and bloggers!

    Terrible news on the shootings. Just heard about it a little while ago.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Andrea, TN

    This kind of thing makes me not even want to go outside...this was small town Alabama, not some gang ruled urban area.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Isabel, Brazil

    What terrible thing in Alabama!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Ken in NC

    WOW. HAPPY FRIDAY. OH it’s only Tuesday night. Well Happy Tuesday Anderson, Erica, Randi, David G. and all Best Bloggers. Lot’s of news tonight. Sad about the Alabama shootings.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Isabel, Brazil

    Hi, Anderson and producers,
    It’s good to see you!

    Hi bloggers!
    Hello, Megan, Casey, David (Indiana), Gayle, Esma, Rikki, Brandi, Betty Ann, Vanessa, …

    Evening for everyone…

    March 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo Anderson, David G, David in IN, Brandi, Esma, Bea, BettyAnn, Rikki, Michelle D, Glen, EJ, Sean, Soldier in IRAQ, Ashley, Isabel, Chris S, Vanessa TX, Pati, and best bloggers!!!!!
    Happy Tuesday night!!!!
    I received e-mail from CNN breaking news, its says that gunman shot 9 people including gunman..... My hearts goes to victim of family, my thoughts and prayer with two Alabama towns...... 🙁
    my heart breaking for victim's who lost love ones.

    March 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Cindy

    Evening Anderson and all.

    It is really sad that Rihanna and Chris have jumped right back into their lives like nothing happened. She really needs her head checked!


    March 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Maren in Oregon

    Good Evening Everyone, wherever you are this evening. We're all here together for a while, and that's what counts!

    March 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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