Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Anderson Cooper 360 Discusses the Department of Justice Report on Ferguson

Anderson Cooper was back in the AC360 anchor chair in the NYC studio.  The second story of the night covered the findings in the DOJ report on the Ferguson Police Department.  Here's the video.


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Adriana D said...

I'm curious, does the DOJ report include the demographics and total Ferguson population to back up the statistics given to the media?

Anonymous said...

Adriana D. Yes, the report does. You can read it on the DOJ website. You can Google it for the link. The census data for the population is on page 6 of the report, under "Background"

aries moon said...

Jeffrey Toobin has said that civil rights violations can be very difficult to prove in court. The DOJ's report on extreme racist practices within the Ferguson Police Department makes it hard for some to believe his is truly 'innocent' and had no malicious intent when he shot the unarmed Michael Brown--he is simply another cop who got away with it because of institutional racism that is a pervasive problem in this country's justice system. The mayor, police chief, city council and the racist cops of Ferguson all need to go--they are all rotten to the core.

Jaanza said...

Wednesday's 360 started with the attack on the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert. Paula Hancock had the initial report and then a panel with Mark Chinoy, Dan Bongino and Lt. Col. James Reece to discuss the incident, U.S. & South Korea relations and South & North Korea relations. Some reports say the attacker used a razor blade, not a knife like the on-screen title said.

The second segment was more on the attack on the Ambassador; more with Paula Hancocks, a Q&A with Barbara Starr and more with the same panel.

Ferguson MO police, the new report from the Dept. of Justice and racism was covered. Sara Sidner reported from Ferguson and then talked to Anderson. After the clp of Ferguson's Mayor now admitting there are problems in the police department, Anderson said last summer the Mayor said there were no problems. I didn't stay for the panel discussion but saw it was Sunny Hostin, Charles Blow and Neil Bruntrager.

Next up was a report from Alexandra Field on the Boston Marathon bomber trial and a few questions from Anderson.

At first I wondered why there was another segment on the murder of Russian opposition leader Nemtsov. Last Friday Berman already showed the 'Parts Unknown' clip of Anthony Bourdain talking to Nemtsov (when Anderson showed it again today it was labelled as LIVE). I figured it was because Anderson hadn't yet had the chance to interview Bourdain on Nemtsov's murder. But then I found out the 'Parts Unknown' repeat coming up after 360 was the Russian one. So it simply boiled down to using 360 time to promote a different 360 show. Survey time! How many ATAers watched 'Parts Unknown' last night?

The last minute of 360 was an update on Ambassador LIppert.

Funny how Anderson never made time to cover the Supreme Court hearing the King v. Burnell case today; it's a case with huge implications for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

I didn't see Monday's 360 ('Gotham') and Blitzer anchored on Tuesday; was this the first 360 Anderson wore his glasses throughout the entire show? I'm not complaining, the glasses look good on him. It's just a little surprising since he's been rather reluctant to wear them in the recent past, taking them on and off quickly when he had to read something.