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A day after meeting with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Michael Brown's mother held out hope that she could eventually believe in the investigations into her 18-year-old's death. Erin Burnett has more.
August 20th, 2014
10:20 PM ET

Why eyewitnesses are often wrong

For days, protests in response to the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer have spiraled out of control with reports of individuals throwing bottles, rocks, and even molotov cocktails.

A grand jury convened Tuesday for the first time. The prosecutor says it could take until mid-October for jurors to review all the evidence and eyewitness testimony.

History shows eyewitnesses who see the same event are often wrong but believe they're telling the truth.

Kyung Lah is OutFront with more.


Filed under: Michael Brown • News
August 20th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Police officer to Ferguson protesters: "I will F****** kill you"

Another police officer in Ferguson under fire.

A police officer from nearby St. Ann, Missouri was suspended indefinitely after pointing an assault rifle at a Ferguson protester Tuesday night, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

"A St. Ann Police Officer pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful protestor after a verbal exchange. It was at this time a St. Louis County Police Sergeant walked over and immediately took action, forcing the officer to lower the weapon, and escorting him away from the area," said a statement from the county police department.

OutFront, CNN's Van Jones, former member of the Obama administration and Neil Bruntrager is the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.


Filed under: Michael Brown • News
August 20th, 2014
09:35 PM ET

Former Taliban hostage: U.S. and Europe failed James Foley

At least one other American remains in the hands of ISIS.

In the video of ISIS beheading American journalist James Foley, the terror group showed American journalist Steven Sotloff, and threatened to kill him too if the United States doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq.

David Rohde is another American who was held by a terror group.

He was a reporter for the New York Times when the Taliban took him hostage for more than seven months in 2008.

Rohde escaped thanks to the help of a local journalist.

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Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • James Foley • News • Syria • Taliban
August 20th, 2014
09:10 PM ET

Trayvon Martin's father on death of Michael Brown: "It takes me back"

As Michael Brown's parents prepare to bury their son Monday, Trayvon Martin's family knows their pain all too well. Trayvon, another unarmed black teen was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February of 2012.

Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin is OutFront.

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Filed under: Michael Brown • News • Trayvon Martin
August 20th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Grand jury to mull Michael Brown case

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) - Two months.

It looks like it might be that long before a local grand jury decides whether to bring charges in the death of Michael Brown - the loud, passionate calls for swift justice notwithstanding.

The shooting of the African-American teenager by a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer has sparked days of demonstrations and nights of often violence protests in the St. Louis suburb.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch told CNN affiliate KMOV that his office planned to begin presenting the case to a grand jury Wednesday. The grand jury could levy significant charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed the 18-year-old Brown.

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