November 10th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/10/09

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Tonight new clues to what what drove the alleged Fort Hood gunman and whether he was acting alone. Plus, former Miss California Carrie Prejean speaks out and admits her sex tape was a big mistake.

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  1. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Wow, Gary Tuchman gets the most interesting assignments.

    The "church" should hand it's head in shame.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  2. Dawn T. - Pittsburgh

    Hey Anderson, That train story is amazing. U used one of my favorite sayings "note to self" 🙂

    November 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  3. Will

    Im a marine veteran of 3 tours to iraq. i think these people talking about loving osama bin ladin and gihad and terrorizm should be delt with just as if they were to say they were going to kill the president. they are supporting and praising someone who was responsible for one of the biggest terrorist attacks, and like osama they may not pull the trigger or detinate the bomb but they are responsible. The training of future terrorists in parts of this country is another thing that should be delt with just the same. People say there is a fine line between peoples right to freedom of speech but that is not freedom of speech that is treason punishable by death. these people need to be stopped so that the war myself and my fellow marines and soldiers fought and are still fighting is not a loosing battle. Those people saying theey want marines and soldiers to die make me sick. how can you be a US citizen and say you want fellow americans that make it possible for you to speak that sort of garbage to die and have it be ok. I definately agree with MR. Ramsey.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  4. Judith-New York, NY

    Evening All...I wish the news media would spend more time discussing the victims and less time focusing on the killers. I have no need to know what went on inside killers' twisted little minds because it will never make sense. At worse, this misguided focus leads to copy-cats: (example- Columbine).

    November 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  5. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Dont drink and go near the subway tracks!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  6. A. Smith

    The western term of Radical Muslim, or Radical Islamic follower really defines a failure to understand or even grasp the Religion of Islam.
    What western Media News are referring to as 'Radical' Islam is in fact followers of Islam that are in fact following the Koran's verses as they are instructed to do.
    The Islam faithful are told they are duty bound and obligated to follow the Koran verses as the very word of the Islamic God. They are not Radical Muslims, they are faithfully following their religion.

    A. Smith

    November 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  7. Emily


    "Good case for no public drunkeness in NY?"

    no doubt about that! 😀

    also great to see that the public was helping her out...the 2 guys that lifted her up too! 😛

    November 10, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  8. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Oh my....

    GO! Charice!!!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  9. Sharon

    Whoa....great breaks on that train!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  10. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    There is an old saying, i don't know if i have it exactly right, but ..Children & drunks are protected by the angels.

    I would say this woman survived by more than "luck".

    Erica, great interview wit Ms. Lewis (God bless her).

    November 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Rick Rose

    I sure hope the first question they ask MAJ Hasan is why did he have contacts with known islamic radicals. I hope from 9/11 and the Fort Hood shootings people realize we are not safe from domestic terrorism. Become more vigilant and report suspicious activities to your local law enforcement. We are no where near safe, these harmful people are still roaming the states in what are known to be Sleeper Cells, and everyone from intelligence to local law enforcement needs the civilians help as much as the Armed Forces!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  12. Shannon, VA

    Wow! That video is amazing. That woman's lucky she didn't touch the third rail.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  13. Emily

    There have been a few shots of people falling of subway/train tracks and surviving this year!
    Congrats to Charice Lewis!; what a great Train Driver!
    someone whose really paying attention to her job!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  14. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Just seeing the video of the lady falling in the subway and seeing it get closer and closer makes you hold your breath

    November 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  15. Lori

    Good case for no public drunkeness in NY?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Vasee, it may not have been an 'Islamic act' but it was an act done in the name of Islam. Not sure there's much practical difference.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  17. carolyn j

    wow why is there alway's a sex tape, or pictures..wow she should have known that the same thing happened with..vanessa williams.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  18. Stephanie Boston MA

    @Xavier – CNN did present a series comparing the US Healthcare system to those in other countries. I believe this was a few months ago and the series ran over the course of a week or two with a different country compared against the US each day. Not sure if this series was posted on the website or not.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  19. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily, what i don't get about Mohammad is he apparently thought he was "innocent'?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  20. Jacqueline

    Hi – re Ft. Hood & radical Islams – aren't they directly making threats and inciting violence? If they don't like American then get the hell out!!! Can we deport them or put them in prison?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  21. Anthonia-Bay Area!

    @George- I totally agree with you, its very ironic how John Muhammad died at exactly 9:11pm..weird!!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  22. Emily

    @ noel,

    his death at 9:11 tonight ironic because of Sept. 11, (9/11)

    November 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  23. Rick Rose

    I believe the DC Sniper case should not have been executed at this time. We have many unsolved cases throughout the US that could have possibly been committed by Muhammad and now there are families out there that might never has the answer to their question, who did it? I believe in this execution, but at this time the execution could have waited to see if he could be held accountable for these other unsolved deaths.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  24. james kearney

    I believe this was not a lone act. all, all in Islam are taught that they will rule the world when the prophet comes, but there end is about to come ,but not yet. America is acting dumb. Islam istrying to take over the U.S. from the inside out. Don't you know what a sleeper is? Stupid is if stupid does. America better wake up. They have been moving in for years.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  25. Chuck

    Xavier... I hear what your saying...however, having spent many years overseas in the Army, those countries such as Canada, Germany, England that have a national or social medicine system have a very heavy income tax. They do pay for what they have in taxes, in some countries they pay as much 35 to 45% income tax.. that is real heavy.
    Here we need to accomplish as much as we can with out that heavy tax burden as most would plunge into poverty just because of the taxes.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  26. Vasee Swaray

    What Major Hassan did should not be considered as an islamic act. It was just a Psychopathic and psychotic act as a lonely man who has nothing to lose and a cowardly soldier who was just afraid to face the dilemma of going to the war front. Islam is a religion of peace, it does not condone not only what was done by Nidal also by John Muhammad and on the streets of New York.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  27. M Taylor

    Major Hasan is not solely responsible for this tragedy. The chain of command is responsible for the health and well-being of the soldiers under their command. This man was not well and the "signs" were loud and clear.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  28. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hi Erica, just saw your post. Always good to have you with us on the blog.

    Great report by Jeanne M. It took courage to sit alone with Mohammad.
    Truly crazy interview (if you could call it that).

    November 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  29. Emily

    did he feel bad about Lee Malvo?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  30. David, Indiana

    Wasn't Major Hasan looking at mental health hazards for troops who are muslims?

    I felt the President's comments and the service at Fort Hood for the men and women who lost their lives in the attack was heartfelt, comforting and uplifting. But I feel broader American society also has an important role in healing this country.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  31. ingrid

    John Allen Muhammad: Only God gives life only God should take it back. Yes, imprison him for the rest of his life and yes, the taxpayers pay-
    it is our collective failure ultimately.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  32. Steve C

    I am very happy to see that justice was carried out in an appropriate manner. Too bad that the system takes so bloody long to process.
    A cut and dry case like this should have been expediated much quicker. Ever see the movie " Judge Dred " ?, now that is the way I would do things.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  33. Emily

    @ "starr, formerly known as vincent,

    he truly did terrorize the area of the shootings!
    no one could see them, the way that the car was built, etc.
    there was no reason for it, as you said. and, I find it hard to believe that he built that car, and went through all those areas, States, etc. in this mental state.

    I heard tonight that his lawyer said that he was a person of great humor!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  34. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The time during the D.C sniper was scary. I was here at the time and alot of people here were scared about this too

    November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  35. jeff

    Judging from what Ive heard and read, find it hard to believe that he Hassan just snapped as 1 criminologist said.He did too much planning and seemed too methodical. I see this as domestic terrorism.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  36. Shannon, VA

    That shooting at the Home Depot was one of the ones that freaked me out the most (I was a sophomore in high school at the time). I'd been to that exact store dozens of times. That was also the one where that fake witness dude came forward.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  37. Lori

    Didn't the sniper tell his ex-wife in a letter that he was innocent?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  38. Marilyn M

    Re: Revolution Muslim. Yousef El Khatab and his cohorts all support, even love, Osama Bin Laden. They are vocal in their hatred of the US and what we stand for. Why are they allowed to stay here in the US? They did not hesitate to openly support Hasan's shooting of our troops and innocent people in Texas. Let's ship them all off to Afghanistan so they can be with their beloved Obama.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  39. George

    Interesting time to be declared dead; 9:11 PM.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  40. Art Texas

    What is wrong with most of you? What is it about extremist Muslims that you do not understand? They want you dead. Period!!! Stop making excuses for them. President Obama is gravely mistaken to think that he can negotiate with them. Wake up!!!!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  41. Yesi

    I can’t believe these extreme Islamic radicals are praising terrorist acts in broad daylight! Talk about red Flags. It is mind boggling how this could be legal and permitted. However, Rush Limbough spews similar hatred towards our President as well. This type of hatred towards our country or our president should be illegal.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  42. Tristan

    I do not believe that Maj. Hasan was a terrorist, do you believe that the gun man at Virginia Tech was a terrorist? No somethings just happen but that's my opinion I won't try to force it on people. I do belive that the police step in on the men trying to recruit terrorists before some radical AMERICAN decides hes had enough and either kills or severly harms them because someone else must know it's going to happen.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  43. Jim Eye

    Hasan's Muslim associates claim that all unblievers are apostates; apostates must be killed, therefore Christian "American's" are unbelievers and must be killed. Funny how fundamentalism (with stress on *mental*) of any flavor tends to cause such religious phobia - and I refer to ALL 3 monotheisms.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  44. Anthonia-Bay Area!

    @Evening Erica!

    Hopefully the FBI was able to ask Muhammad more questions about the shootings back in 2002..! Also are there any details relating to Muhammad's son?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  45. Terri from Atlanta

    What is key to me in understanding Hasan's motives are what
    he yelled out while he was doing the shooting. I heard
    he was yelling out "Allah is great" and that links his religious beliefs to the deaths.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  46. Maureen T, Canada

    I remember the killings and how scary it was especially as it was just a year after 9/11.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  47. Chuck

    I remember those days of Muhammad...he held the DC area hostage for way too long... ramdom targets with no sense behind it...
    Its about time this chapter in our history was closed.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  48. Michael, eastern NC

    Does anyone else think it is ridiculous to keep these murderers alive years after the crime? I mean, there was no question that this guy from DC was guilty, why waste MY tax dollars for his three meals a day, free housing, and health care while in jail? Waste of time...

    November 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  49. Xavier

    Hello Everyone,

    Anderson – I’m not sure if you have seen the movie by Michael Moore “Sicko”, but I would love to see one of you all do something similar to that on Health Care in America and aboard. I see that Congress is in the works with something for the country, however you all should really think about displaying the health care system of the other countries and compare it to America. Doing that piece would really open the eyes of a lot of people that really don’t understand what it is that the health care reform advocates are fighting for… Thoughts everyone?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  50. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those killed by Mohammad, who was executed tonight.

    I can see no reason, other than complete disregard of human life in the crime he committed!

    To me he was a true "terrorist".

    November 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
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