June 11th, 2009
09:59 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/11/09

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Tonight on 360°, new insight on the man accused of killing a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Is 88-year-old James von Brunn a so-called "lone wolf", one who is filled with so much hate that he decided to take action on his own? We'll have the latest on the murder case.

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  1. Lori from IL

    @Erica - will tomorrow night's special be live with blogging - or like last week's, a pre-recorded special with no blogging? Just curious - because last week, I thought I was having computer problems, then found out differently.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Anne

    Good Evening All-
    As someone else here said, I also am concerned about "copy-cat" murders. I am uncomfortable about giving too much attention to this case of a hate murder, and even talk about hate groups. This kind of talk could "excite" a vulnerable person out there, looking ( in a perverted way) for a cause to hook up with. I think we need to be careful about this.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hi Erica, busy night.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Yes, Stephen Johns saved many lives with the act of bravery. He will be remembered.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  5. Jose

    Anderson, I just noticed that your coverage of the latest right wing radical violence is being covered very different than that of Dr. Tiller. During the Tiller coverage you seemed to try to balance the points of view, as if somehow there was a way that someone could be forgiving for killing a doctor for doing something legal. You don't seemed to be giving air time to why a skin head could be validated for the latest act. Hate is hate, why can't you call it for what it is? Why the biased in coverage?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  6. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    What makes a person hate enough to kill?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Maung

    Hi Anderson,
    I thought the United Nations is free from such things as White supermacy and discrimination, so I joined the UN but it is one of the worst, if not THE worst. If the white supremacy exit in the United Nations Organizations, I am not surprise to hear anymore. I am used to white discrimination now

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  8. James

    Why doesn't the FBI use the Patriot Act to prosecute these cowards given the broad definition of "terrorist" in that law, and why doesn't the MSM label them as such, could it be because they are white men with ties to far right conservative branch of the GOP?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  9. chad

    It is kinda annoying that Anderson is not in the studio, what gives? I am thinking of changing the channel...

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  10. ericacnn

    hi, everyone. a little late to the blog – working on some things for tomorrow night's special

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  11. Quinten

    Hello folks/ Good to be here.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings to All! Hope everyone is doing well tonight.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  13. Alice

    The museum should honor the guard with a permanent tribute. I hope the murderer lives, and spends some time at Rikers. I am not surprised at what the map shows, as a "minority" I see it everyday.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  14. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Hate crimes are always viewed as more tragic because the motivation is simply senseless and it frequently targets people unknown to the attackers.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  15. amy hafkin

    I can't help noticing how many times you use the term lone wolf in the holocaust museum story. i find it so disturbing considering that wolves are being destroyed in alaska by aerial shooting. your use of the term i feel perpetuates an unconscious acceptance that wolves are evil and not worthy of understanding of their place in the ecosystem.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Good evening Anderson and all. The murderer of Officer Johns is a very sick individual. I am so afraid of others like him ready to kill innocent people. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Johns' family.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Great question Sean.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Patrick, Rockville, MD

    Please do not insult children or wolves. These type of people are pure evil. I hope this guy lives for a long time – in jail.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  19. Lori from IL

    @Paula Bloom - good for you - I'm choosing the same.

    It was so sad to see Mr. John's son interviewed earlier today. Do to the hate driven actions of an 88 year old man, there is another young boy that will grow up without a father. A true tragedy.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  20. Bob

    can we watch this online? my cable is down..

    June 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Minou, New York City

    I had a few skinheads in my home town. I was always scared of these nuts.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Congrats for your math!!!!!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Mr. Johns was a good man. The world is simply heartbreakingly unjust at times.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Hate groups make up a tiny fraction of the US population. This murder was horrible, but there are thousands of murders in the US every year, and this death is no more or less tragic.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  25. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Mr. Von Brunn hated Jews and people of colors long before President Obama became Prez!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    "This all leads to the debate on the carrying of weapons"

    Not really. There are many kinds of weapons–not just guns.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Our young people are our weakest lenght.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  28. Jennifer - Michigan

    What is that equipment on the webcam?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  29. Sean B

    How was this guy even able to own a gun after what he did at the Federal Reserve Board?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  30. Adam

    Even the sophmoric show South Park showed how asinine "hate crime" laws are.If ANYone kills another, it's usually in hate.Why is it that no person of a minorty group that kills,robs,rapes a white person is charged with a hate crime?And to say that "America doesnt tolerate hate" is hypocritical.It's a constitutional RIGHT to hate whoever you please.To act on it is simply breaking the law, which EVERY race does.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    If you see this???? Please connect police or FBI what happened you saw this person....... Thanks.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokan't)

    just scared because I know quite a few people that would fit into the "lone wolf" category. Truly amazing how close to home everything is getting just because of this one man.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  33. Anthonia-califonia

    Hey Y'all! Im so excited that i passed math final!

    I really dont understand why these lunatics decide to go on a rampage to kill people over political issues? Its just so childish!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  34. VanessaTx

    Hiya Anderson, Erica..my smartees..good evening to all!

    So can this 'lone wolf' be called a christian terrorist, since we unfairly label Muslims that way?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  35. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi Anderson...

    This story is very scary how many of these people are in group?

    June 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  36. Minou, New York City

    Mark Potok is great. And David Gletty is a very courageous man! I wonder if he doesn't fear for his life now that everyone knows he's FBI.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  37. Paula Bloom

    I am choosing to not let racists rent space in the prime real estate that is my heart and mind.

    Paula Atlanta, Georgia

    June 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    That guy even looks creepy. Hate groups are scary, and sometimes I just can't believe that those kind of groups still exist in America in the 21st century. In a lot of ways America hasn't gained any sort of ground in some areas.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Isabel, Brazil

    This all leads to the debate on the carrying of weapons

    June 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  40. Lori from IL

    Good evening Fellow Bloggers –

    Looking forward to chatting with you all tonight -

    All this hate is just so sad.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good evening everybody! What a fine night it is.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Renee

    I am sure the ex-wife is THRILLED she divorced this nut! Go with your gut always!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Edurrado(Ed Henry) David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!

    I am glad James Von Brunn charged the murder of Security officer!!!!! I hope he will spend in jail forever!!!! I don't like that hate crime!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Miss J

    This could cause a few copy cat murders/shootings.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Isabel, Brazil

    This all leads to the debate on the carrying of weapons in the USA, which I believe is the source of all this insanity.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Jennifer - Michigan

    Hi there – what a day.

    June 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Isabel, Brazil

    Good evening Anderson!
    I’m glad to see you!

    Hi, friends, David (Indiana), bloggers, 360 team, everyone …

    June 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening all! Hope everyone had a good day! Sounds like a busy day today! Looking forward to Gary's report!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokan't)

    Sup Bloggers! Happy Thursday! 😀

    June 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Good Evening Bloggers! Nice to be here!

    June 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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