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April 23rd, 2010
09:45 PM ET

'South Park' Security Threat: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, reports that security is beefed up outside the offices of Comedy Central after a radical Muslim web site takes on the creators of  'South Park' for depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear-suit.  Plus, an up close look at an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine for "faith healing." Authorities say it's led to preventable deaths.  We'll also take you to Connecticut where two doctors are suing so they can help patients die with dignity.

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  1. Naira from NY

    people cannot be surprised by the response of extremists and comedy central's response just tell them that their threats were successful.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  2. Jerry

    This will only empower the Muslim radicals here in the US.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Comedy Central pretend to be controversial and cutting edge, but they let a bunch of nuts manipulate them.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Harry,

    Hello everyone

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  5. Latanyia Bennett

    In recent years it has been proven that some cops cannot be trusted. Cops have been caught on camera beating people and that is why some people cannot trust the cops to deal with the immigration issue.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  6. David

    What does an illegal immigrant look like? They would look like aliens. At least that's the way Homeland Security defines them.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Nancy in Oregon

    I have to wonder about groups of people who want to 'play in the big leagues' but want so many restrictions on who can touch them, who can say things to them, what words others can use around them, etc. I don't' think they are ready for the big leagues they aspire to.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  8. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Every network should air depictions of mohammed in protest. What happened to the First Amendment? We have surrendered it to terrorists.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  9. bryant

    hey Anne they are still presumed innocent. when you get pulled over you did something wrong

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  10. Emily

    That was kind of funny! 🙂

    I learned something today...."Beep"....No free speech!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  11. Vincent Flores

    What happens when police forces are privatized on a larger scale then they are today? Does this law in Arizona still apply?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Sometimes South Park really exaggerated, but I love it!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    South Park is fun and irreverent. I don't think they are aimed at attacking, but rather arguing. Sometimes South Park really exaggerated, but I love it!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  14. Nancy in Oregon

    It is very hard for some groups to live in a free society, I think. They seem so much more comfortable with control, restriction, dominance.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  15. bryant

    why is Mohammed the only untouchable one?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  16. Bry

    If you're here legally and haven't committed a crime you have nothing to be concerned about!

    If a cop suspects drunk driving he has the legal right to stop you and check. Why not verify legal status as well?? I say Bravo to Arizona!!

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  17. Vincent Flores

    I also failed to point out as An Hispanic American of Puerto Rican descent born in Chicago (if it matters) that this issue affects and effects more than just Mexican Americans who may or may not be a legal citizen.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  18. Dulcie - Denver

    Man, I have grave, grave concerns about Arizona's new law. Look, we have lots of illegals in Denver, too. It's virtually impossible to detect a difference between legal and illegal immigrants.

    Yes, I realize that illegal immigrants are breaking the law. But it certainly doesn't rise to the level of any kind of violent or person-on-person crime. It's a civil offense, not a criminal one.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  19. Nicole The Netherlands

    South Park censored.... Well now is happening in the US what almost every comedian had to go through, and stil does since Theo van Gogh has been murdered. In Holland. Kurt the Danish drawer has stopped... after being send on vacation by his newspaper..

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  20. charlie

    I thought I heard Obama agree with the Arizona governeor on one key point. That ther is a failure of the federal governement to enforce immigration legislation. Federal law already allows for the same actions on the part of the police.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  21. Rodney

    This is truly amazing for a person to not call this decsion what it is, pure racism and control of the election process. It is ok when latinos are cutting grass, raising kids, or doing domestic/farm work yet now we want them to verify if they should be in the country. Minorities have not had a great time in trusting people of authority to do what is right. The Native Americans trusted and look what happened. The African American trusted and look what happened. The Asian community trusted and look at what happened to them. This mentality will ensure the demise of Arizona when no minority wants to support sports teams, or colleges, or high schools in Athletics. When they begin to lose millions I will assure you there will be a different mindset.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  22. Graveeta Shaquita

    Dear Anderson,

    Tough laws in AZ mean they'll [Mexicans] will go throught New Mexico, California or Texas

    April 23, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  23. Emily

    Happy Friday Anderson, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Isabel & David, Helen, Nicole, Gloria & Bloggers.

    Loved the SEC acronym at the start of the show...

    April 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Helen, Virginia v. Moore,(2008) and Whren v. United States (1996) are the two most recent. There are others that apply as well. Also 27 states have no restrictions on racial profiling.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Amanda

    Way to prove Trey Parker and Matt Stone right! The whole episode featuring Mohammed was about how ridiculous the reaction to this one religious figurehead is. In the episode they showed things like Buddha snorting cocaine, and still the only thing that anyone cares about is that they put Mohammed in a bear-suit [so as to keep his actual depiction hidden, might I add]. This is completely absurd, almost as ridiculous as the fact that certain citizens of our nation support this type of extremism by submitting to it out of fear. I am, of course, referring to how Comedy Central censored out Mohammed's name in the second episode of the two featuring the prophet. By altering the second episode before it aired Comedy Central displayed a disgusting amount of cowardice.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  26. Karoline, Los Angeles

    When are the police taught to trust us? 95% of us are really no trouble.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  27. Nancy in Oregon

    Thank you to Mr. Toobin....it is very partisan, I see. And very emotionally- charged, as well.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  28. Kathleen

    I think that the south park people were wrong to change the episode. They gave in and now they have opened up the doors for any radical group to threaten any television program and their producers. What's next... Radicals threatening Anderson Cooper 360 for keeping them honest.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  29. Karoline, Los Angeles

    The representative is telling all of us to simply trust the police. A total stranger, the cop, evaluates your or your friend's behavior and makes a quick decision and we're supposed to just trust them.

    How many kids have been tragically shot by well-meaning police officers because the police made a quick decision and misunderstood a toy gun for a real one, or a kid grabbing to pull his pants up and the officer thought he was reaching for a gun?

    But we're all supposed to trust them.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  30. Mike

    It looks like the SEC found something more exciting than watching wall street. I was never a big fan of economics either.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  31. Anne

    Presumption of innocence died in Arizona today. R.I.P. US Constitution.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  32. Ted

    Comedy Central giving into terroristic threats is unforgivable...especially since the threats were made by some guy posting on a message board with 20 active members. That guy probably will need the security seeing as finding his personal information will not be very hard to find.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  33. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Mr. Toobin! An excellent explanation of federal law vs. state law.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  34. charlie

    The key point here seems to be training and trust in the police. That is not a reason to influence law. The law makes perfect sense.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  35. Saidi Hersi

    Mr. Cooper,

    I would like to share this:

    Arizona immigration law is illegal and should be overturned the highest courts of the land.

    Saidi, Pennsylvania

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  36. Leslie

    Does anyone realize that illegals aren't just hispanic. This needed to be done YEARS ago, but some wanted cheap labor to have access to the U.S.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  37. Sharon Hastings

    Thanks to Jeffrey Toobin for explaining the legal issues about the state taking over a federal function. That combined with the almost certainty of racial profiling, I can't see this succeeding in any way.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  38. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The police can stop anyone who looks suspicious and ask them for ID.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  39. Valerie NYC

    @Anthonia-Bay Area! – Yes, what does "to act like an illegal immigrant" mean?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  40. Miranda Huntington Beach CA

    Two words: Jeffery Tobin Glad his credibility is on

    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  41. Chris Way

    what is all of the buzz if south park threat. there is a limit to what muslins think we mean its a GD joke

    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "the Supreme Court says that race can be A factor in a stop, just not the only factor"

    Then why don't the people so upset with this law change that ruling first?

    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  43. Lori, S. California

    Hello Anderson! Hi Everyone! I always thought that the federal government delagates authority and power.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  44. Naira from NY

    I was in Arizona in 2005 and they approached my friend and me to ask for papers (no reason- we looked spanish) but we were armenian and persian and that was unpleasant. also the troopers did not know where australia was (our passports) so we had to explain...we tell all friends not to go there and hope that no one will

    April 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  45. Linda in Arizona

    If you're a legal immigrant, you should be proud to follow your country's laws. Does Mr. Perez think our policemen and women are all racists, just waiting to find a Latino with an accent to harass? I have more faith in them than that.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  46. Debby -MI

    Gotta love the comment about the SEC not being the sex exploration club! LOL! The immigration law -What does the ACLU say about this? How many people that are legally here will have their rights violated? Hopefully, the law is spelled out better for those having to enforce it.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  47. Helen

    @Mike: What supreme court ruling? Where? It violates federal law. Illegal immigration should be enforced but not at the detriment of law biding hispanic. That is obviously racist. who is next? chinese american? It will hurt their tourism dollar.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The police are there to enforce the law and the illegal immigrants are breaking the law. It is as simple as that.

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Nicole The Netherlands

    This will lead to racial profiling...
    Does Arizona have an identification card duty ?! We have that here, you have to be able to show identification above 14..

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Jo Ann, the Supreme Court says that race can be A factor in a stop, just not the only factor,

    April 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
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