May 8th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/08/09

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Tonight, we'll have the latest on the Wesleyan University student shot and killed by an alleged stalker. Tonight the suspected gunman is being held on $15 million dollars bail. We're learning more about his life and the alleged threats he put on paper.

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soundoff (273 Responses)
  1. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Why guys get so posessive and threating .This must be stopped .I am glad Morgan is in jail .

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  2. Esma

    Happy Birthday, David Gergen!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  3. angel manners

    Where do people find the time stalk someone?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  4. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Hey David G.- I hope this encouraging trend continues.

    Happy early Birthday

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  5. Mary

    things are so complicated anymore. What happened to the simple life?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    the problem with restraining orders is enforcing them.

    they violate them, you must call the cops hoping they get there in time to catch the stalker violating the restraining order.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  7. ericacnn

    happy friday, everyone - and an early happy mother's day to the moms on the blog

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Jeff C.

    I own a retail store in an upstate NY small town. Although '08 sales were down 10% compared to '07, my sales for the past 6 weeks have been up 25% over the prior year. I'm sensing a turnaround in consumer confidence. No question.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  9. Isabel

    Physical violence, at least is accompanied by psychological violence.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  10. Michael

    I and thousands of other New Yorkers will reach the end of our extended unemployment benefits for New York on May 17, 2009.

    There has been no talk about possible extensions or changing the New York State unemployment insurance laws. What is the problem here. Not only does New York have one of the lowest benefit rates in one of the most expensive cities but our current laws are keeping us from receiving this extension which has gone through in many other states.,

    Many of us who can't find jobs will be in a lot of trouble if something is not done. Why is no one talking about this?

    Thanks for your time.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I hope he is stay jail without bail only $15 million dollars.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  12. Isabel

    Violence against women occurs in two different spaces: at home and on the street, it being understood there the place of work, study, recreation, etc.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  13. Kathy

    It will take a while for the states to recover. Slowly but surely. Happy Birthday David Gergen.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  14. David Gergen

    Hello everyone - we may look back upon the economic news this week - the job numbers today, the bank stress tests yesterday - and say that this was a major turning point, moving us in a more positive direction. Sure hope so. And the President as well as the Federal Reserve under Ben Benanke will deserve a lot of the credit if indeed it is a turning point. Stay tuned!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  15. Lori from IL

    Anyone else having trouble getting the Webcam? It's how I watch for when there will be a Webcast - since I have to hit refresh between each Webcast..

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  16. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Lori – Illinois

    My cousin works for the Census year round, every year – they are always looking for people to hire (many are only part-time jobs – but at least some income).

    RE: Shooting of Johanna, really, really sad, she was beeutiful and apparently had past problems with him.

    I was a victim of stalking. My spouse tried to murder me for a year. The police & my attorney both told me there was nothing they could do as spousal abuse was a misdemeanor. They told me that they could only take action when i was dead! (& i had a 3 year old who was also threatened!

    That was in the 70's, thank God some laws have changed & there are places to go for help and hide out.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  17. Miss J

    Lots of perpetrators will linger around at the crime to see what is being said and done.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  18. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    creepy, I think the worst stalking is internet stalking...

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  19. Anthonia-california

    Hearing about the Jewish woman that was killed innocently makes me terrified. I can't believe she was killed just because of her religion.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  20. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I had a feeling that the man had been stalking that lady.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Janine from PA.

    Happy Friday. And Happy Mother's day to whom it may concern. Happy birthday Mr. Gergen.
    Let's hope the recovery numbers add up and things get better.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The stalker is another one of those 'quiet ones'. its hard to decide who you want to be afraid of now, the quiet ones or the loud ones

    May 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  23. Maren in Oregon

    What a beautiful woman! I hope her journal is available to everyone. she sound amazingly perceptive.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  24. Nancy

    Good Evening everyone.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  25. Michelle

    Can someone explain why he was let go ?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  26. Isabel

    @ David Gergen

    Happy Birthday tomorrow! 🙂

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  27. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    It;'s so hard to know what employers want .The qestions they ask in interviews are psychological questions based on senoerios that have nothing to do with what the job entails .i never know how to answer them.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  28. Isabel

    Violence against women is a broad term, including various forms of assault on body integrity, psychological and sexual.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  29. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @Miss J–oh it's terrible. But just cause some survey says unemployment for whites is only 8%, that doesn't put money in the bank for us white ladies who need a job.

    So statistics don't mean much to me. They just say life is hard and even more hard for certain groups. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all just agree that life has gotten very hard for many and we all have to figure out a way to reinvent the economy.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  30. Maren in Oregon

    Stalking, inappropriate "love", guys who just fixate on someone, usually a woman, and turn it into a mission to kill the object of their deadly affections. It's just impossible to stop. But the Restraining Order method doesn't work most of the time. We need something else.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  31. Martina Ilstad Germany

    Hey Anderson
    Thank God its friday.Thank you for jour good show,and let us know the facts,that people can make their own mind..
    I wish you a verry good and silent weekend,enjoy the silent.Hardworkers need to rest.A Happy Mother Day to all mothers in the wold,special to your mother.Take care of her,and try to spend some time with her.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hellooo David G!
    Happy early Birthday tomorrow!!!!!!! Have a great day for you!!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  33. Esma

    I hope Morgan stays in prison for a long, long time. This story is just disgusting. I've had 4 stalkers in my short lifetime, and it's a very, very scary thing and most people who have the authority to do anything about it, don't, won't or can't.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  34. jacqueline, NY

    Unemployment SUCKS!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  35. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Happy mother's day Erica !

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  36. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Why does everyone always target the Jews? I never understood that.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  37. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    People are loiving in thier cars and trying to find other sources of income the pay is less and benefits are being taken away . Campanies don't want to spend the money we are really being screwed here.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  38. Isabel

    Isn't the studio webcam active today?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  39. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Happy Birthday David Gergen ,thanks for your wisdom in this hard economic and poltical times.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  40. Miss J

    I think Ali was saying that it's impossible to ignore that the unemployment rate for blacks is 15%. Which is true... that's seems like a pretty high unemployment rate to me.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  41. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @Rikki-excellent point and I ignore those statistics about which group has higher unemployment. There are SO many other factors besides race and education when you are a job seeker. Those stats are irrelevant to me.

    There are people out here with MA degrees who can't find full-time work in their careers or any sideways career. Heck, I read about one with an MA who is homeless out here in L.A. It's terrible!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  42. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Bank of America asked for more bail out money why don't they just let the banks fail they are too greedy and not helping the economy .

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  43. Samantha M.

    A lot of people are still hurting, definitely. How long will it take for tourist states to recover?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am still employ right now, I love my job!!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  45. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    Hey All.

    I hope we continue to see good signs about the economy

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  46. Michelle

    I think Mr. Gergen is right about Timothy Geithner.
    I saw the Charlie Rose interview the other day.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  47. Vig

    Obama still talking in grand terms, has yet to deliver on those 3 million jobs he said would be created. Somebody needs to start doing a fact check on how much grandiosity fuels this guy and what the reality is for the American public. Fawning over Obama is not going to do anyone any good.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  48. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings to All! I didn't realize that unemployment was higher for Blacks and Hispanics,that's interesting...I wonder why?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  49. Monica M. Williams

    Happy Mother’s Day Erica and all 360 Mom.

    Met up with friends today. Heard another unemployment whoa – no job, home forclosure, family living off credit cards. Yes, it is horrible out there. Praying Ali and Mr. Gergen is right. Let's hope things are getting better.

    Anderson, fan of the subtle no nonsense straightforward news approach of late. Looking forward to another great show tonight.

    Weekend best everyone. Let's get employed!!! : )

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  50. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    Love to hear from David Gergen and Ali Velshi (V$).

    happy early birthday Mr. Gergen!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
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