December 16th, 2014
11:45 PM ET

Training to end a hostage standoff

It wasn’t just the lives of the hostages on the line during the raid on the Sydney cafe. The police risked their own lives in the dangerous operation. The decision when to launch a raid, pull the trigger or even when to just sit tight has so much riding on it. Martin Savidge got a firsthand look at the training that goes into this type of an operation at a private security firm in North Carolina.
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December 16th, 2014
11:33 PM ET

Bradley Stone manhunt ends, search for a motive begins

Former Marine Bradley Stone was wanted in the shootings of his ex-wife and five of her relatives. The manhunt ended when police found his body and say he apparently died of self-inflicted wounds. Several communities in Pennsylvania are asking how this could have happened. Jason Carroll has the latest.
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December 16th, 2014
11:21 PM ET

How the Pakistan school massacre unfolded

At least 145 people died in today’s massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Most of the victims were children, some as young as 12-years-old. It was the work of the Pakistani Taliban. Anderson looks at how they committed such a brutal atrocity.

Christiane Amanpour has spoken with Pakistan’s Defense Minister about today's tragedy and his country’s relationship with the Taliban.

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December 16th, 2014
11:05 PM ET

Tonight’s RidicuList is interrupted by a call from Anderson’s mom

Anderson thought he was just going to read a RidicuList about a pair of brothers who received a call from their mother on-air while they bickered about politics on C-Span. The AC360 team wasn’t going to let Anderson off that easy.
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December 16th, 2014
02:07 AM ET

Fmr. FBI interrogator Ali Soufan slams Cheney's defense of interrogation tactics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has made it clear that he thinks the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report is 'full of crap' and has led a parade of George W. Bush administration officials who denounced the report on harsh interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects, saying he would "do it again in a minute." The report concluded that the so-called enhanced interrogations didn't yield any actionable intelligence. Ali Soufan, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, who was one of the first people to interrogate the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the 9/11 attacks tells Anderson that the most of the information that help disrupt terror plots were obtained without torture.

Filed under: Torture
December 16th, 2014
12:53 AM ET

Sydney siege adds to growing list of deadly hostage standoffs

A 16-hour hostage siege with a lone gunman holding 17 people inside a chocolate shop ended in the early morning hours as commandos hearing gunfire inside the shop stormed in killing the gunman and ending the siege, but not before two of the hostages were killed. Jason Carroll takes a look at previous hostage situations and the outcome of the rescue attempts.

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December 15th, 2014
11:40 PM ET

Prosecutor releases more Ferguson documents

New questions about the evidence presented to the Ferguson grand jury that decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Saint Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has released more grand jury documents. He said they were left out by mistake when thousands of other documents were made public last month. CNN has been poring over the newly released information. The documents show the grand jury didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who had little to zero credibility. Ana Cabrera has more.

Filed under: Ferguson • Michael Brown
December 15th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

Pennsylvania gunman kills 6, massive manhunt under way

Officials in Pennsylvania are seeking a man suspected in the deaths of six people and the serious wounding of another at three sites near Philadelphia. Authorities say Bradley William Stone killed his ex-wife and her mother, grandmother and sister, as well as the sister's husband and 14-year-old daughter. Susan Candiotti has the latest on a man police describe as armed and dangerous.

Filed under: Crime & Punishment
December 12th, 2014
11:41 PM ET

"Boys came and knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son" – Samaria Rice

As part of an exclusive interview featuring four mothers mourning lost sons, on Friday Samaria Rice recounted the way in which she learned of her child's death.

"Two more boys came and knocked on my door and said the police just shot your son twice in the stomach," she told Anderson Cooper. "I was still in disbelief until I actually seen my son laying on the ground. And the police was surrounding him."

On Friday, 12-year-old Tamir Rice's death was ruled a homicide.

Watch the above clip, as Samaria Rice explains why she feels video from that day, and audio of Tamir's screaming sister, needs to be seen and heard by the world.

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Filed under: Eric Garner • Ferguson • Michael Brown • Tamir Rice • Trayvon Martin
December 12th, 2014
10:56 PM ET

"My son’s race and the color of his skin had a lot to do with why he was shot and killed"

In a CNN exclusive interview, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper welcomed four women, all of whom are mothers grieving for a lost son.

Though the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice were different, there existed one constant: in each case the victim was a black male, and perceived to be a threat.

Asked if things might have been different were her son white, and Sybrina Fulton didn't hesitate:

"It’s an easy question for us, I think absolutely my son’s race and the color of his skin had a lot to do with why he was shot and killed," said Trayvon Martin's mom.

Watch the above clip for more of Fulton's response, as well as the answer from Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria.

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