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August 21st, 2014
09:55 PM ET

New video of police shooting near Ferguson

HLN's Law Enforcement Analyst Mike Brooks explains why police use deadly force.

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  1. Errol

    I just finished watching Don Lemon with Larry Elder and I have to ask why is CNN and Don Lemon giving him a voice. While I understand both sides of the argument must and need to be heard, is there not anyone else that could fill that void. At a time when everyone who is watching or actually there in Missouri would like for the emotions to calm down you have someone who is hell bent on doing just the opposite. Every question that is asked to Mr. Elder, he is trying compare or bring up some democrat vs republican issue or give an answer that has nothing to do with the situation at hand. Can CNN and Don Lemon understand there role in keeping the emotions down? I have no problem with Mr Elder being able to speak his mind and opinion but things are already stressed to the point that no one needs anymore gas added to the flame on either side. Stop going for ratings and do the responsible new reporting and not the FOX news model of hitting everyones boiling point.

    August 21, 2014 at 11:53 pm |
  2. ckt54

    That's the problem with CNN they don't give both sides. For over a week now they have had people on calling the PO a murderer, an executioner,people saying white people are out to get young black boys etc! They've had all the race baiters on all week since the shooting happened to spew out un truths . There is different accounts of what happened . No one knows the facts or the evidence yet. But CNN has already tried and convicted this PO by their reporting or lack up. They have incited ,inflamed, the public in order to sway them against the PO. That's why you had the rioting and looting and bottles of urine thrown, cops being spat on, called names etc. Because they didn't from the very beginning give the other side a voice it was all one sided against the PO thats what caused all this. You don't convict someone until they have had a trial or at the very least heard ALL the evidence and facts. CNN has convicted this PO by inflaming,inciting the blacks in Ferguson by not reporting both sides for over a week since this happened. It makes for good tv and ratings for CNN.Now after CNN has gotten all the ratings they can because the people have calmed down,tired out, are no longer making for good tv and ratings. Now they want to give the PO's side? These people in Ferguson rely on the news to give them the facts or to correct them if they not telling the facts. CNN didn't do that they let people and race baiters on air spewing out untruths with no facts to back up what they were saying. CNN put Larry Elder on to get a response such as yours not to give the other side a voice. There are plenty of people they could have interviewed to give the other side a voice besides Elder. You want to see real news and truths from both sides ,fair interviews, no incitng and inflaming watch FOX NEWS.

    August 22, 2014 at 6:25 am |
  3. ckt54

    It's like being in a room full of people and one person whispers something in the first persons ear and so on until the last person has heard the whisper. By the time it's gotten to the last person in room story has changed and added to. That's what happened in the beginning in Ferguson and CNN NOT ONCE did I hear any of them say to the person' we don't know that yet', or' we havn't gotten the facts yet'. They let them spew out un truths. It is a real news stations responsibility and ethics to present the public with the facts and if someone is spewing out inuendo's, a real news station would correct them. You don't let people on the air spewing out un truths to the public without correcting them. The public relies on the news to present both sides and to correct someone if they aren't. CNN had person after person after person on spewing out whatever they wanted. This is inflaming and inciting and very well calculated by CNN.

    August 22, 2014 at 6:54 am |
  4. RICHARD CUSHON

    There are ways to handle crime and there are ways to show crime. To me it seems to be two different ways , depending on who is committing the action. I have not heard of many white men being shot dead because they are a danger to the police. I don't hear of any Blacks avoiding prison because they are to pretty or family has so much money that the COURT says they should not go to jail. To me it seems there are two sets of rules, and they are quite different. I guess I should just get use to living in AMERICA. That's the way it is. As terrorist ISIS e-mail to AMERICA ABOUT Ferguson "DEMOCRACY–HOW'S THAT WORKING FOR YOU PEOPLE?

    August 22, 2014 at 9:12 am |
  5. RICHARD CUSHON

    INTEGRATION. WE HAVE TRIED IT. IT DOES NOT WORK. 150 YEARS OF TRYING SHOULD BE ENOUGH. IT DOES NOT AND WILL NOT WORK. YOU GOVERN YOURS AND LET US GOVERN OURS. THOSE OF EITHER SIDE WHO MIGHT FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE OTHER– JOIN THAT GROUP. YOU GET ONLY THE JOBS MADE FROM CARING FOR YOURS. WE GET ONLY THE JOBS CARING FOR OURS. INTEGRATION IS A FLOP. AMERICA HAS BEEN TO WAR WITH EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD , FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND THE VERY PEOPLE WHO HAVE FOUGHT AT YOUR SIDE, AMERICA ABUSES NOT FOR KILLING AND TREATING YOU BADLY, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK HUMANS. AMERICA, AMERICA GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE!!!!

    August 22, 2014 at 9:33 am |
  6. ckt54

    Just saw promo on CNN, AC is going to interview the PO's supporters and give his side of the story. Isn't that a little LATE? Since the moment this shooting happened CNN 'S anchors, news reporters, pundits have incited and inflamed the situation in Ferguson. You have villified this police officer thru your reporting. Now you want the other side's voice to be heard? AFTER over a week of your irresponsible and unethical reporting of this story? The looting, the threats,rocks thrown,bottles of urine thrown, protesters chanting for the PO to be killed, calling him a murderer, calling him an executioner, claiming all white people are out to get black males and now you want to give the other side of the story of what happened? You, CNN are nothing more than a political machine for the race baiters and their pundits by the evidence of the way you have handled this shooting in Ferguson.

    August 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm |
  7. ckt54

    BTW,I have heard now several people on CNN complaining that the body was laying in the street for 4 hours. All of you anchors and reporters know that you cannot touch or move a body until all evidence has been collected so as not to contaminate the scene. That is not exclusive only to bodies of black males. Not one of you explained or tried to explain that to the people on air. God, knows if they had let anyone near or touch the body they would be yelling they did it to cover up evidence or they did it to contaminate the evidence. It's hard to see or know a loved ones body is laying there like that but you could have explained why it had to be.

    August 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm |
  8. sisgilbo

    Why did the Chief of Police ,in Ferguson ,allow the Body of Michael Brown to remain in the street "Uncovered" so long?

    August 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm |
  9. sisgilbo

    The Massacre of a Person in the streets are no different from abroad.

    August 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm |
  10. sisgilbo

    Google: Darren Wilson
    Murdered ..Michael Brown....That is the truth........I want to hear how Darren Wilson ,explain away How in the Hell you shoot a Person in the top of the head standing face to face?....NAIL THAT SHUT....

    August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm |
  11. sisgilbo

    # Danny Cevallos Attorney ,Commentator on CNN,
    Your views matches your cheap suits.

    August 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm |
  12. ckt54

    The man who performed the autopsy who was hired by the family to do stated on several networks that the shot to the top of the head DOESNOT show or prove that the black male was falling down. He stated that he could have had his head bent down when he was charging the PO or he bent his head down when shot in arm. This is what the man that did the autopsy and hired by the family has stated. You really need to be informed before you post or watch the man hired by family to perform the autopsy and hear what his conclusions are before you continue to villify and convict this PO.

    August 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm |
  13. mike

    sisgilbo

    you don't know #$%^% from a hole in the ground, there are actually muliple ways he could have been shot in the head, you are just like everyone else you have jumped to a conclusion and you have no concept of what happened.

    FACT; Michael brown attacked the officer
    FACT; Michael Brown turned on the officer and came after him
    FACT; Michael Brown is 6' 2" and over 290 lbs

    Michael Brown took his own life into his hands!

    August 25, 2014 at 10:17 am |
  14. patrick yumul

    I think Don Lemon and CNN are pro Michael Brown. Just like last night Mr. Lemon and the CNN guess speaker must have played the video taped over and over and over. I thought newscasters are suppose to have unbiased opinion and to report the truth.

    August 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm |

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