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August 21st, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Europeans pays ransoms, should U.S.?

Former Navy Seal Chad Williams and Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss both agree the U.S. government should not pay ransoms to terrorists.

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  1. ckt54

    Isn't not paying a ransom to terrorists the equal to not convicting the PO in Ferguson before the evidence and facts are out? You have people in Ferguson demanding this PO be arrested, they have rioted and looted, spat at the police, thrown bottles of urine and threatened no arrest no peace. If that's not a form of intimidation or threat if they don't get their way I don't know what is.

    August 22, 2014 at 7:29 am |
  2. JJ

    HI.. When I was younger 50 years ago there were BEAT Cops.. Every neighborhood had a cop on the beat.
    That cop knew everyone. Every kid every drunk, every thief etc etc you name it. When they higher ups started and then did eliminate the Beat Cop thats when everything started going aery. I would like for one of you folks or all of you get a discussion going about how there is no cops in any part of town. They hide in their cars. There is no communication which your starting to hear the discussion of late going.

    Please please bring it up and try to get a good discussion going. Bring in the Great cop Johnston.. Here is a GREAT example of how cops should act. He should get a medal.

    Well enough of my ramblings. You'all have a great crew and enjoy you immensely. My favs are Carol and Brooke. Your both are absolutely 'Fine' !!!..

    August 22, 2014 at 10:37 am |
  3. ckt54

    PO'S act the way they do to everyone. I grew up in the sixties if you were male and had long hair or wore blue jeans , you were pulled over by the cops for no reason other than the way you looked and dressed. They'd tear the inside of your car apart looking for pot or drugs. I've been pulled over by Po's some are friendly some are not. I've been in stores to shop and been followed as though I'm going to commit a theft. That's not exclusive only to blacks. We've all experienced this type of treatment. As a matter of fact they still treat me like that in some stores even today, guess I'm not dressed to their standard of someone who can afford to buy their merchandise so I must be there to steal. Most cops know who their residents are if not by name they do by faces. Don't think cops want to have a beat where safety is an issue and I don't blame them. It would be open season on them without protection of their cars. If you want more black cops in Ferguson and cities alike then blacks to need apply, get qualified to, but please stop blaming the white people! Either you don't apply or you're not qualified.

    August 22, 2014 at 11:48 am |
  4. Rumplestiltskin

    What does this story have to do with Ferguson?


    August 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm |
  5. Debbie

    CNN has gone from Left wing bias news to embarrassing no news. Not only do you hand pick news topics that hardly effect all of us as a whole but why bother to offer commenting and email concerns when you allow people to abuse, harass as long as they don't use selective key words and don't reply to emails. You have proven without a shadow of a doubt every negative criticisms. Congratulations at lowering the bar time and time again again.

    August 24, 2014 at 12:55 am |
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