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August 18th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Mark O'Mara: Eyewitnesses are horrible witnesses

Defense Attorney Mark O'Mara explains why eyewitness' accounts are not always credible.

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  1. Ann Lightfoot

    I welcome unbiased news which most of your reporters do well. Unfortunately and relative to Ferguson just a few report in such a way that is quite usual, in that they just do not get what it feels like to live under the inequity of power, classism, long standing police abuse by a few bad cops in our cities and towns, and yes the lingering racial malice that resides in Individual minds and hearts.These few reporters while expert in some areas, reflect their long standing privilege of being both higher on the rung of advantage and of being white. Ferguson is a foreboding of the explosiveness simmering in towns all across our USA OVER INEQUITIES IN POWER, CLASSISM, AND LATANT AND SOMETIMES BLATANT RACISM. IT DOES NOT BODE WELL IF IGNORED. The troublemakers must be stopped and our good law officers protected as well as the law abiding citizens citizens.

    August 19, 2014 at 9:20 am |
  2. Gerald Heim

    On Monday night AUg. 18, on Nancy Grace she played a audio about the shooting of Mr. Brown, it was an audio of an African American giving a step by step account of what he was seeing ,from the beginning to the fatal shot. I recorded this event , but I have not heard cnn say anything about this audio. It is the same as what ( Josie ) said yesterday. Why is it that CNN knows nothing about this audio. Thanks

    August 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm |
  3. mary therese

    Why have you not broadcast about the orbital fracture and other injuries that off.wilson suffered?

    August 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm |
  4. ckt54

    CNN has been bias in reporting this story and political. The reporting has all been against the police officer before all the facts are out. You have convicted him and allowed people on your network to call him a murderer without pushing back or saying the facts are all out yet. There should be ethics that you CNN and your anchors have to abide by but you don't, at the very least if you're going to call yourself a news channel. I remember younger days I could turn to any news channel and knew I was going to get the truth,unbiased, non political reporting. Now you could blindfold me or just give me transcripts from CNN'S reporting of the news and I could tell you it is CNN by their unreporting ,bias and political agenda. You apparently don't have any ethics reporting the news. I would like to see some kind of regulations put on stations like yours if you are going to call yourself a news channel that you have to report uunbiased ,truth and non political or you can't call yourselves a news channel. You have become a station for liberal democrats and not a station for all the people. If you want honest reporting, unbiased, you have to watch Fox News tha'ts how I heard the entire story in Ferguson. You CNN have become a political station you shouldn't call yourself a news station.

    August 20, 2014 at 7:32 am |
  5. Doris Prucha

    Re: Ferguson/Michael Brown
    I am so sick and tired of REVERSE DISCRIMINATION! The news reporting shows Michael as a 14 year old boy and instead, we see on the robbery video a 6'4" foot male who not only knows how to push his weight and height around to frighten a little shop clerk but also takes it as a given that stealing is O.K. I gues that is a normalcy in their life. Oh, he just took some cigars ... This so called boy is a criminal and a thug! In addition, having just come from a robbery, his guilt affected his actions towards the police officer by attacking him ... think about this ...!

    August 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm |
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