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service members. the taliban claiming responsibility for a series of attacks. how great is the danger now facing the almost 10,000 u.s. troops? afghanistan? wolf blitzer is off. i'm brianna keilar, you're in "the situation room." this is cnn breaking news. we are following breaking news. a state of emergency now in effect in ferguson, missouri, and all of st. louis county. officials there taking drastic action after peaceful protests marking one year since the police shooting of michael brown, and. and hillary clinton has weighed in on the latest controversy, she's calling donald trump's attack on a news democrat won offensive and outrageous. we're covering all of that and more this hour with our correspondents and guests, including the attorney for the family of michael brown,
benjamin crump. brian todd has the latest. >> brianna, tonight ferguson is boiling with tension. we're looking toward the evening hour when darkness desentence. police there are under enormous pressure tonight to head off any potential violence and not let it contemplate. last night's shooting have put everyone on edge. some of the video you are about to see is graphic. one spark and chaos ensues. muzzle flashes are seen near a white pickup truck. two groups start battling on the street unleashing what the police chief calls a remarkable amount of gunfire sending protesters and police scurrying for cover. one suspect allegedly fires at undercover police. they returned fire, and he's wounded. that triggered a tense standoff between police and protesters.
bottles and bricks thrown, officers responded by deploying smoke. it marred what had been a peaceful protest. as protests and arrests continued monday, the violence frustrated advocates who want to keep the focus on reducing police shootings. >> many people who have their own agendas who do wish to escalate, they mix in, so it is difficult. particularly for law enforcement, who has no idea oftentimes who is how who. >> police say the wounded suspect is 18 years old tyrone harris, from st. louis, charged today with ten criminal counts, contacted by cnn, harris' aunt denies he shot at police, saying he wasn't carrying a gun. police chief bellmore is appealing to the community to rein in larbs. >> we can't sustain this. we have individuals armed who
are part of this group. >> police advocates say all eyes will be on how the ferguson and st. louis county police respond during these tense days and nigts surrounding the anniversary. >> the police in ferguson and the surrounding area are under tremendous pressure. >> how measured do they have to be? do they not have to use force during moments they normally would? >> i think when you start is it asking police officers to alter the way they've been trained to react, alter the way that they have to act to protect themselves and protect others, you run into more problems. >> now, ferguson city council member wesley bell tells us since last year, he has noticed that ferguson police have engaged the community more, doing more community policing, they know people's names in the neighborhood. they'll likely need every ounce of that goodwill in the tense days and nights ahead surrounding this anniversary. >> i know that you have spoken to relatives of the suspect who
was shot. what do they tell you? >> i spoke to tyrone harris' aunt and father briefly. his aunt not only denies he thought at police, but she says he was there just to attend the memorial events. she said he was a close friend of michael brown. the father was agitated, trying to process everything that happened. he did not want to speak to us and hundreds up the phone. let's go for ferguson. sara sidner is there for us. there have already been many arrests. what are you seeing right now? >> the arrests are actually happening in clayton where the st. louis county courthouse is. people have been going there. this is purposeful. they said they were going to have civil disobedience today. the day was set aside for that. the weekend was suppose peaceful, prayerful. today was not supposed to be that. they were expecting to be arrested, more than 50 people, including some very prominent people front and center in this
movement and some of the civil rights leaders we have known for many years, during a few people ahead of this movement. they all are in jail, arrested for civil disobedience, but that is exactly what they had planned to do, so no surprise there, though 56 people, quite a few people getting arrested because of this. of course, that violence that happened overnight, the police really saying, look, we believe these were not people who were part of the protests, this was something else, there was some sort of battle between the two groups in the streets that were several hundred yards from where the protesters were engaging police on the police line, that these were, as they put it, criminals who ended up firing at police and police fired back. brianna? >> sara, you i know have been covering ferguson for a year now. there is a new chief of police, but we are still seeing so many of the practices that the justice department flagged, going on with arrests that tend
to targets african-americans more than whites. do people feel that nothing has changed there? >> no, there's a very big divide here. there are some folks who are trying to work together to try to figure out how to go forward. there are some residents here who think the city has shown change, but not enough. there are others who believe that the changes are superficial. there has been a change in government. the population is 67% african-american, and now the government actually reflects that, the city government. you have an interrupt city manager who is african-american, a new judge is african-american, a new interim city police chief, two new city council members. they are both african-american, voted in recently in april. so you have changes, visible changes, but some folks are saying just because you have people of color in those positions doesn't necessarily mean that their policies are going to change and affect people, you know, everyday people, everyday citizens on the ground. so there is still a divide as to whether things are changing or
just changing superficially. brianna? >> sara sidner for us in ferguson. the judd depend and attorney general are closely watching these developments there in ferguson. evan perez is working this part of the story. what are they keeping an eye on, evan? >> brianna, one of the problems with ferguson is that it takes a long time for you to cure some of these problems that took year and years and years to develop. loretta lynch, the attorney general was in pittsburgh today, trying to highlight one of these programs, that is aimed at increasing and helping improve community policing around the country. she spoke out against the violence. here is how she put it. >> i strongly condemn the violence that was perpetrated against the community include the police officers in ferguson last evening.
we have all seen over recent months and years, not only does violence obscure any message of peaceful protests, it places the community as well as the officers who are seeking to protect it in harm's way. and brianna, one of the important things for loretta lynch is to try to project to the country, really, that the justice department is evenhanded in this. she's speaking out not only again the behavior of police when they do wrong, but also against people who are trying to do violence against police officers. what is the justice department been able to accomplish ear here in ra yeaa ? >> they issued a scathing report into the practices of the police department and the last few months they've been negotiating with the city 20 try to put
together a court-monitored plan to improve the police, and if you remember, this terrible system in the courts -- in the municipal courts there which were viewed as essentially taxes poor people every time they drove through ferguson. so a few things that are still to be done, for example, changing the use of force guidelines there, trying to make sure that the police that are brought up on misconduct charges, that the community knows what happens to them, and also to stop using arrest warrants for failings to appear. these are if you didn't pay a ticket and failed to show up, you got fined again, and essentially it was a tax on a lot of people there in ferguson. that is all work that needs to be done. we should mention that ferguson just last week, according to the mayor there, they had rejected the first offers from the justice department for a -- for an agreement, and now they're still working on trying to figure out how they're going to come to a court-monitoring plan.
>> evan perez, thank you so much for your report. i want to talk about all of this know with the attorney who represents the family of michael brown, benjamin crump, thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us. >> thank you for having me. >> can you give us a sense on where michael brown's family is on this, how he parents have reacted to what they saw last night? >> as you know, brianna, they went through a whole weekend of commemorative activities, very peaceful, trying to honor the legacy of their son, on the eve of his one-year anniversary of hi tragic killing. everything was peaceful, everything was fine, and they have always asked people to exercise their first amendment constitutional rights to free speech in a positive, productive manner. with that being said, they are
keenly aware, as many in ferguson, that the city rejected the violenl settlement offer wi justice department with a conset decree right before this anniversary. so really it's one of those situations where the community is saying, what has changed? >> so maybe they don't understand -- or maybe they don't support the violence, but they're understanding some of the sentiment that is making people upset? >> well, i think they are still frustrated with nothing -- no one being held accountable for the death of michael brown, but when you look at all these findings for the city to say we did not have these practices -- the pattern and practices that we believe led to the tragic killing of an unarmed
african-american in broad daylight, namely their son, then you say, well, what has changed when you just take away from what people see as superficial things? and they appreciate and respect everybody trying to progress. they know it's going to take time. we notify an african-american interim city manager, interim police chief, they are interim, so the question is, is this going to be just something for the cameras, and when everybody leaves it's back to business as usual? these people have seen this before, so they want to know if there really is going to be positive change? so this one-year anniversary is a time to see what we have learned and how far we have come. >> ben, hang with me just a second. i have more questions for you. i need to get a quick break in. the police officers
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st. louis county following a night of violence in ferguson. peaceful protests gave way to chaos and gunfire. police shot one man they say fired repeatedly at officers. 18-year-old tyrone harris is in critical condition. he's been charged with ten counts. we're back with the attorney representing the family of michael brown, benjamin crump. ben, i wonder what you think, really what the family thinking, and if they had even heard of this police officers association in columbia, missouri, declares yesterday darren wilson day. your reaction to that? >> certainly everybody has a right to express their first amendment right, but it was very painful for his family. i know his mother expressed a painful reaction to the killer of her unarmed son being celebrated. it was very troubling and very painful for them.
especially when you consider they're going on an emotional roller coaster now, even getting through sunday was very difficult. that was the one-year anniversary in those time frames really get in your hard when you think about last year this time their son had all the hope and promise and now he's gone forever. >> darren wilson recently expo out in an extensive profile, saying he didn't really think about who michael brown was as a person, quote, because it doesn't matter at this point. what does brown's mother and father think about think about those comments in that profile? >> well, i know they would want, as they did in their events commemorating michael brown this weekend, with other parents who lost children to senseless gun violence. we're hoping that people who are supposed to protect and serve us
would all consider their son like he considers any other citizen. so it just goes to the crux of the matter what we are dealing with here. we have to have better community policing, and weal have to accept responsibility to saying we can't keep things occurring the way they are occurring, whether it's in arlington texas or baltimore. you know, in the year after michael brown's death, we have faced so many killings of unarmed people of color, you do have to ask, are we moving forward? are we getting better? or are we saying the same thing, with nobody being held accountable? i think that's where you see a lot of the expression coming out in this one-year anniversary is based on that, people saying it's happening more and more, it's not happening less. it's going to almost epic proportions that we're fed every
week another unarmed african-american being killed, and i mean, it's all around america. >> has anything changed, that's a question we'll by talking about in this hour. ben crump, attorney for michael brown's family, thanks so much for joining us. i want to get more with cnn law enforcement analyst sedrick alexander, and antonio french. antonio, you were there last night as the gunfire erupted. describe it. >> it was very chaotic. there was some looting and breaking in businesses beforehand. i made my way down to where one of the businesses had broken in, and made sure no more looters gone in. i wasn't there but a few minutes where gunfire broke out feet away from me. people just went running. when the dust cleared, we
learned that someone had been shot across the street, and later we found out it was officer-involved. >> sip you to look at the video, members demanding the dissolution of the ferguson police department. do you think the arrests were appropriate? >> well, i can't tell you whether they were appropriate or not. people were exercising their first amendment rights, and whatever they may have done there, i'm going to make some assumption that they went outside of the law, but here is the bigger issue here, as it relates to ferguson in and of itself. it is a community that is still healing, a community that was hurt for a period of time, and just a year ago there was a horrible death of michael brown, a community that went into a rage, and since that time, yes, some changes have been made. you have a new interim chief in there, who is making an attempt and starting to building some
bridges with community folks there, but he's only been there two or three weeks. those people in play are very new, but the pain that exists is very long-standing. it's going to take time to build that trust and that relationship. we can never give up to the fact that we can't do anything. it's a lot still left to be done. >> antonio french, sedrick alexander, thank you both. don't trump sell m-- says megyn kelly should apologize to him and hillary clinton is speaking out. what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do, drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back.
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this afternoon hillary clinton joined the chorus of politicians denouncing the statements of donald trump. she went as to to last what trump and some of her republican candidates are saying about women, calling it outrageous. she hit trump, but then she went on to hit all republicans, jeff. >> she did, brianna, hillary clinton came to new hampshire to unveil her plan to make college more affordable, but she was
overtaken by trump. she knows his better than almost all of his rivals do, but today she tried to link them all together. what donald trump said about megyn kelly is outrageous. megyn kelly is a strong woman and more than capable of defending herself. i'm more worried about what the republican policies will do to the issues for women. if you just focus on maybe the biggest showman on the stage, you lose the thread here. the thread is that the republicans are putting forth some very radical and offensive positions when it come to women's lives. >> she blasted the full republican field, saying al women should be on alert over the opposition to abortion rights, even if the case of rape
and incest. >> i said it was offensive, outrageous, i stand by that. more people should say the same, going after him. the republican party will have to deal with him. >> i don't want that forgotten. >> i know it makes great tv. i think the guy went way overboard, offensive, outrageous, pick your adjective, but what mark i don't rubio said has much of an impact as where the republican party is today. >> bill and hillary clinton have known trump for years. he contributed to her senate campaigns, they attended his wedding. she tried to distance himself -- >> i mean, i knew him, i happen to be planning to be in florida, and i thought it would be fun to go to his wedding, because it's always entertaining. now that he's running for president, it's more troubling. she wants to make college
affordable. >> we need to make a quality education affordable and available willing to everyone willing to work for it. the clinton campaign may be smiling about trump and the dominance over the republican campaign, but they have a democratic race of their own on their hands, with bernie sanders. >> this campaign is sending a message to the billionaire class -- yes, we have the guts to take you on. >> reporter: now, while bernie sanders may by a democratic detracks, her aides insist ritz only temporary. she believes the best way to bring any democrats around, is to present of stronger general message election. that's what she was trying to do to try to pain all republicans with that trump brush. >> jeff zeleny in new hampshire, thanks. we have political
commentator and sirius/xm host abby huntsman, s.e. cupp and senior political analyst ron brownstein, the editorial director of "the national journal." s.e., first, how do republicans aside from them speaking out, how do they handle trump? >> well, i've been encouraged that every republican in the field has denounced trump's language. in past cycles, for example, you know, republicans have been defending him for quite some time. so that's encouraging, but i'm very disappointed in the lack of political courage among the candidates for not really coming out and say, guys, voters, i know you are frustrated, i get it. i know politicians have let you down, donald trump is not the answer. he's not conservative, his's not eelectricable, he doesn't care about you, he only cares about himself, stop the nonsense. as long as we're talking about
donald trump we're not talking about hillary clinton's failed policies or barack obama's failed policies. cut it out. they politely say i disagree with what he says. >> and i understand why people are following his lead. ron, put this in context, this latest brush-up between donald trump and fox news anchor megyn kelly. this has to do with women, how important are women in this election? >> well, women have cast a majority of the votes in every presidential election since 1984, 53% of all votes in 2012, and democrats have run better among women and men, the so-called gender gap in every presidential election since 1980. the important point is there's room to grow. they have not carried a majority of white women since '96. in fact in 2012, president obama had the weakest performance
among white women since walter mondale. what that suggests is particularly with a potentially white woman nominee who is emphasizing issues of gender much more overtly, there's a risk to republicans that democrats could improve, and lest we forget, even that relatively weak performance was enough to support a 5 million vote victory. there's a lot at stake to get the tone and policy right s. >> i wonder, abby, if you could explain something you've said, which trump is sort of a window into something bigger here, right? a civil war in the gop? >> yeah, i think this is potentially a launching of a civil war that we are going to see happen within the republican party. anyone who has followed the gop over the past few years, i mean, i was in the cycle a lot four years ago, and i will tell you there was a deep divide then. here you're seeing potentially a
launch of the civil war with donald trump out there saying the things he's saying, as disgusting as they are, no matter what he says, he still has the 15% to 20% support group. i think there's something going on in the country. it's not just donald trump, but bernie sanders, where there's something refreshing about someone who is not a politician, willing to speak their mind, not willing to apologize, they're not afraid of anything, so i think that's going to at the same time you're seeing the republican parties, the establishment, but also this angry right that has been built up over a period of time. and donald trump represents that better than any candidate did last month's go-around. >> what do you think, s.e.? >> i think civil war is going a bit far. i don't think the people who support donald trumper supportive of his policies. i know that, because he hasn't enumerated any. i think abby is right they support a person who sounds like a real person, not a politician,
they like that, but they want the pile to not crash the plane into the mountains. i think more voters who might have been other to a candidate who was a little more unorthodox, donald trump is not the answer. they like the candor, but they also want the substance. >> is there a point, abby, where you think some of the damage or sentiment that donald trump puts out there becoming permanent damage? >> i think the party is very concerned about that. i mean, whether or not you think he meant to say what he said about megyn kelly was a disgusting comment. you do not want to get into the business of talking about the blood coming out of any part of a woman's body. usually when you run for president, you're wanting to lift up the political discourse. it seems like he is still on the set of a reality show. me, i'm passionate about that, i care about the future of the party, and i'm concerned about the comments he has made and the
fact there are folks out there it doesn't bother them. they are still standing by their man. you wonder what younger kids watching this play out, think, and is it okay? when you're running as president, it matters what you say and how you treat people, all people. it matters whether you're a bully or not, and that's something he's proven to be. >> this is the trump ad out today targeting jeb bush. >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> those weapons of mass destruction have to be somewhere. >> would you have authorized the is invasion? >> i would have. >> wow, i mean, maybe he's not a politici politician, but i think you could argue that's a politically astute ad. it does go to the central anxiety that many republicans have, the ideological resistance on the right, but from the more pragmatic side, the question is
whether you have to relitigate the bush positions of the past. i wouldn't go to far as civil war, either, but there is clearly a dividing line. you have this moss white collar, more centrist, more establishment universe that is choosing among jeb bush, john kasich, and scott walker, and donald trump mobilizing the other half, which is the overlapping circles f blue collar voters, who is much more aliena alienated, from the direction of the party. even if trump ultimately deflates, most republicans still expect with this kind of language, the party will still have the challenge of managing the expectations and really the animosity of those voters as they move toward the general election. >> ron, s.e., abby, thank to all of you. a great conversation. >> thank. be sure to camp donald trump's response to all this criticism. he'll be on cnn's "new day"
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afghanistan, including a suicide bombing outside of kabul's main airport. it claimed dozens of lives, including a u.s. service member. i want to bring in jim scuitto for details. >> the taliban attackers, when they attacked that u.s. special operations base on friday, breached the base's defenses. they got inside the line and blew up an suv at the gate and attackers went inside. four were killed, but still a major breach of security there. as it turns out the attacks on friday would unleash a wave of attacks that were to last days. >> a wave of terror across the afghan capital. car bombers struck a checkpoint outside kabul's airport, klee to a u.s. air base, killing at least five people, wounding 16. the taliban immediately claimed responsibility, saying it
targeted, quote, occupying foreign forces. the bloody attack followed a series of suicide blasts on friday, on a market. a police academy, and a coalition military base, killing more than 50 people, including a u.s. soldier, and injuring ten other u.s. service members. the afghan president barely containing his anger, blamed pakistan, ending months of diplomatic outreach to afghanistan's neighbor. >> translator: we want the pakistani government to take practical action against those circles who are committing rebellious acts against afghanistan. >> reporter: but the vileants reflects turmoil within the taliban as well. the announcement of the death of the taliban leader mullah omar last month sparked an internal power struggle between factions which favor peace talks, and a new taliban leader who rejects them. >> the attacksunder core two things, afghanistan remains a dangerous place, and that the
taliban has not renounced the use of violence as a tactic and terror device. >> reporter: the renewed violence comes as the u.s. continuing to draw down its military presence in the u.s., leading to renewed fears among many u.s. lawmakers that afghan security forces are not yet ready to protect the country. >> the taliban and other terrorist groups are testing the new army, so president obama's withdrawal plan is too far too fast and you'll have iraq all over again if you withdraw from afghanistan. >> reporter: there are nearly 10,000 u.s. forces in afghanistan, largely there to train afghan forces, but also force protection that is sometimes taking them outside the lines of u.s. bases. it will be interesting to watch, brianna, whether this violence leads them to take on the taliban, and those operation, of course, are very risky. jim scuitto, thanks so much. with us, cnn national
security analyst peter bergen, and cnn counter-terrorism analyst and former cia official phil mudd. what is driving the surge? >> pretty straightforward. you have a new president that emerged in afghanistan, made some tense tiff steps toward peace, then you have the demise of the taliban leader and taliban factions as jim was just talking about, deciding they don't want to go down the road to peace. it's a tragic situation. it looked like we were taking steps in the right direction, and now it looks leek we have to reverse. we're going to take a quick break and be right back with our panel. no student's ever been the king of the campus on day one. but you're armed with a roomy new jansport backpack, a powerful new dell 2-in-1 laptop,
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taliban terror attacks. a suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint today. an attack on a military base friday claimed the life of a u.s. service members. peter bergen and phil mudd. when you see this surge in violence how much has to do with the announcement of the death of mullah omar? >> a great deal. he was the one thing holding the tall pan together. he had purportedly backed the peace process. in fact, he was dead at the time, but people speaking in his name backed the peace process. mullah mansour who's taken over the taliban has said he's going to start the jihad, he said that last week. these attacks speak for themselves. interesting the president criticized the pakistani government because there has been a rapprochement. the number two leader of the taliban is the leader of the network regarded to being close to the pakistani government.
this unfortunately, at phil said, it's a huge step backwards. >> what does it mean for isis when you look at what we're seeing happening in afghanistan? >> brianna, on the surface it looks like it would be an opportunity for isis. the afghan military is not good at projecting power. we saw that the past couple of days. factualism within the taliban suggests that would give an opening to isis. there's one problem with isis emerging and that is the taliban. these guys are intent on protecting their turf. as soon as isis moves in especially if it's foreign isis, not afghan isis, and foreigners are coming in saying we want to claim turf, i think they'll have a big problem, they'll get killed. >> in new jersey a young than, nader sada, 20 years old, arrested in associate with isis, trying to provide material support. why is the u.s. struggling to curb this recruitment? >> i think the fbi is doing a
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ferguson under fire. after violence erupts exactly one year after michael brown's death. protesters return to the streets facing arrest and a new stage of emergency. we are live in missouri following the breaking news. fatal shooting. surveillance video shows a college football star's strange behavior shortly before he was killed. why did a rookie cop use deadly force against the unarmed teenager? blood and outrage. political opponents are hammering donald trump tonight after his jaw-dropping insult of a female debate moderator. will his shocking verbal attacks and defiance bring him down in the polls? americans targeted. a u.s. consulate under attack on a day of deadly terror in turkey. is there a link to a new offensive against isis? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm brianna keilar. you're in "the situation room."
this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking news tonight. at least 56 protesters arrested as tensions reignite in and around ferguson, missouri. a state of emergency has been ordered for the county after new violence overnight. shots rang out during a peaceful protest marking one year since the death of michael brown. the alleged gunman, shot by police, now facing charges, including first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer. police flooded the area in a tense standoff with protesters. this was an all too familiar scene in ferguson. the city that launched a national debate about police tactics and racially charged violence. we have correspondents, analysts and newsmakers standing by as we cover all of the news breaking now. first let's go to sara sidner in ferguson tonight. here's her report. >> reporter: a barrage of bullets sent dozens scattering to safety.
both protesters and police. and that included ferguson's new interim police chief, forced to take cover as we were recording him. >> we just want to be as patient as possible -- [ shots ] >> gunfire. >> reporter: the standoff between police and protesters dissipated after police say a shooting happened. this video from at search for swag on twitter may disturb you. it appears to show 18-year-old tyrone harris after allegedly exchanging fire with police. >> the suspect engages them with gunfire almost right at the grille of the car. strike the hood. i don't know if you've seen pictures of it yet, three or four times. strike the windshield four or five types. the plain clothes detectives returned fire from the inside of the van. >> reporter: the chaos was a jarring reminder of what happened along the same street,
west florison, exactly one year ago. the police officer later cleared of wrongdoing. but this time protesters acted differently and so did police, saying it was criminals, not protesters, creating the mayhem. police say the suspect shot a plainclothes officer with a stolen 9 millimeter. as words circulated along with the video that the person shot was another black man, many left the scene but some reacted in anger. on the other end of the street, police say bottles and bricks were being hurled at officers on the anniversary of brown's death. >> it is truly a tragedy. there is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that we don't have peace that prevails. >> sara sidner reporting from ferguson, missouri. and attorney general loretta lynch is condemning this newest violence in ferguson.
the justice department has been working with the city's police department after finding a pattern of civil rights violations within the force. our justice reporter evan perez has more on that. the attorney general spoke to a police group at pittsburgh. what exactly did she say? >> she was there to highlight what really is badly needed in ferguson, which is a better relationship between police and community, community policing they call it. and here's how she spoke out about what happened in ferguson last night. >> i strongly condemn the violence that was perpetrated against the community, including the police officers, in ferguson last evening. now, as we have all seen over recent months and years, not only does violence obscure any message of peaceful protest, it
places the community as well as the officers who are seeking to protect it in harm's way. >> briana, what you hear from the attorney general there is her attempt and her way really of projecting what the justice department's view is of the solution here, which is that not only is there a need to address instances of police misconduct, but frankly also that these people who are out protesting, that they have to do it peacefully and that the police do have a right to defend themselves when they're shot at, for instance. >> have they been able, the justice department, to really accomplish much in the last year, evan? >> you know, that is a work in progress is frankly the way i would describe it. the justice department issued that report you just referred to in march of 2015. five, six months ago. since then, they've been in negotiations with the city of ferguson as to how to implement these fixes that the justice department report asked for.
that negotiation is still ongoing i'm told today, brianna. the city of ferguson only last week said they had rejected the initial offer, so to speak, from the justice department. part of the problem appears to be the cost of the monitoring that's going to have to take place to make sure the police department, the courts there, make the fixes that are necessarily. >> all right, evan perez following that story, thanks so much. let's take another look at the moment that the gunfire erupted in ferguson, during cnn's interview with the new interim police chief. >> a message to those who are looting -- [ shots ] >> get down.
>> we are joined now by our law enforcement analyst tom fuentes, former fbi assistant director. this is one of the stills that was taken, tom, during this time. this is tyrone harris, who's now in critical condition. and there is -- there's an issue that you have critics of the police saying. and that is, plainclothes police officers who were not wearing body cams were involved in this altercation. and so you don't get the full story. what do you say to that? >> i think there were enough witnesses that reported and the reporting is these officers were in a car. and when tyrone harris allegedly was shooting at random or into the crowd, they gave chase in the car. he took off, they put on their flashing lights. he shoots at the car so they'll be able to determine later when they pull the bullets out of the front end of the car whether it came out of the gun they believe he was using at the time of the shooting. meantime the officers are
shooting out the windows at him. then they get out of the car, continuing gun battle ensues, and the officers shoot him and now he's in critical condition. the allegation that these officers are in plain clothes and how could he know and that's not right, i don't think there's too many people on the street that would look at this and say, how would we know they're police officers? they were in plainclothes. blue jeans, maybe -- >> not having the body camera? >> every cop in the world doesn't have a body camera yet. i think that's been an issue -- >> a year ago they were supposed to? >> we don't know yet if they ever got the funding in ferguson. these aren't ferguson police officers, this is st. louis county. we don't know if the county-wide purchase has been made for their officers to all be wearing body cams, especially not in uniform and on the street patrolling. >> is it surprising for you that a year later, where the idea of a body cam that really could have given us much more
information in the death of michael brown, that for the police officers who are trying to maintain the peace, whether ferguson police or not, that they don't have them? isn't that stunning? >> i think they'll take a look at this and reconsider. if the officers had a body cams, if the car had a dash cam, and you clearly saw harris shooting at them, that would e vivid evidence he was attacking the police officers. >> this is another -- tell us what this is a photo of. >> this is supposed to be some of the damage done to the police car that harris was shooting at the car. >> that he was allegedly shooting at the car? >> allegedly shooting at the alleged police car. >> his family says it wasn't him that he wasn't armed. what do you make of that? >> well, that's the family. not much, frankly. >> really? >> yeah. >> they certainly feel very strongly -- >> there are so many witnesses to the number of shots he fired. i'm sorry -- i don't think the family would believe it if he was on a dash cam. >> take a look at this.
you see the officers -- we have a few photos -- you're seeing what they're wearing here. these are obviously officers in uniform. we see them during this process. they have riot shields. but you actually make a point, tom, about what they're wearing here. and this is a different sight than we saw a year ago. >> they're about in the middle between being in full blass stick gear to protect themselves and having nothing. and you know, when you hear the interview, sara sidner with the chief of police, you hear somewhere between 30 and 50 shots fired and you have another police officer hit in the face with a brick yesterday, this is not the greatest protection. if you look, yeah, okay, this doesn't exactly fit real well. but the officers wearing this armor, this is protecting the bare minimum. the face shields, i don't know how protective that would be against a bullet. the rest of their body's exposed. they're not wearing, you know, the greatest gear. they're not -- they all don't have assault rifles. you see the batons and with several of them pistols. again, if an officer gets shot
in the midsection, that easily could be a fatal shot. he's not in full blass stiballic protection. either they don't have enough for every officer or they decided to go with a mid-level protective level. tonight i think it might be much different. when you hear 40, 50 shots last night and people shooting at the police, people shooting at each ortho, shooting at the protesters possibly, bricks and bottles being hurled at the police officers, just to a point where if you're the chief, you're responsible for the lives and the safety of your officers. you're not supposed to stick them out there like human pinatas for people to beat or shoot at or hurt. so that's just not acceptable. they're out there to protect the protesters, frankly. >> and you think they'll be out there with perhaps different stepped-up armor? >> i would question if they're not. >> tom fuentes, thanks so much for looking at those pictures for us. joining me is u.s. congressman from missouri, democrat emanuel cleaver. i want to ask you this,
congressman. thanks for joining us, i should say. the events in ferguson, tyrone harris who was shot by police, he's been charged today with multiple counts of assault on law enforcement, four counts -- five counts of arm criminal action, one count of discharging or shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle. have you been briefed on what led up to this shooting last night? >> well, yes. i think we first need to make sure that the viewers here on cnn understand that anybody who came to the demonstrations with a gun is a criminal. and they don't deserve to be categorized with the young people who simply want to be else courts to the progress that is needed in ferguson. now, john boehner at the request of congressman al green and myself put on the floor a vote on body cameras. and the congress of the united states -- this is amazing --
voted almost unanimous ly as a resolution saying that we believe in and support the use of body cameras. and i think this is another instance where there would be few questions, although i don't think this is going to end up having a lot of questions, but there would be even fewer questions had we seen the officers and their cars equipped with cameras. and i think, you know, there will be those who don't understand that when i say cameras, it's protecting the police and the public. and this is an instance where it would probably protect the police. because it appears as if the police were responding, justifiably. but the young people who are out there, they have -- they deserve a right to be out there and protest. but you can't shoot and think at the same time. and so the people who are shooters are, in fact, providing
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we're following breaking news. a state of emergency ordered after gunfire erupted during a protest in ferguson, missouri, overnight. coming in exactly a year after michael brown's death. we're back now with missouri congressman emanuel cleaver. congressman, president obama told npr that he feels great urgency to get as much done as possible, that's a quote, before he leaves office on this issue of race relations. do you think these doing enough to address these issues? >> absolutely. in fact, my concern is that, as you know, as the media knows, each time president obama delves into these issues there are those who start out saying he is a black panther, he is for violence, so forth. and look, the issue of race relations is something that all of us can do and must do.
the president i think can set a broad outline for what we need to be doing as a nation. i think he's doing that. the work really comes from us. with our neighbors and with our colleagues. and that's exactly what should happen. but let me just say, there's a lot to be done in ferguson. a lot to be done in this entire country on the issue of race. maybe we've gotten to a point now people will quit denying we still have a race problem in the country. >> that's what i want to ask you about. it seems like deja vu all over again. has anything really changed here in the last year? >> well, yes. look, we need more things to be done in ferguson. let's look at what's happened. the police chief has been removed. the state supreme court removed the municipal court judge and administrator. the city manager has been removed. all of the top officials in the city except tort mayor and a lot of the protesters are angry that the mayor never stepped down. the city manager has been
removed. we now have a new police chief. there are things that have been done. the congressional black caucus conducted a political boot camp in ferguson and then three or four weeks later we had two more individuals elected to the arm -- african-americans elected to the city council. so we're making progress. remember, though, ferguson a year ago was in 1955. so now i think it's in about 1965. there are still problems there. but those problems cannot be addressed with guns. and i can't overemphasize the fact that those who are carrying guns and coming to a protest are coming for the purpose of disruption. and they would like to see things as they have been. and i think we need to shun them and the police need to arrest them. >> congressman emanuel cleaver, thanks for talking with us, we appreciate it.
>> good to be with you. >> community activist john gas kin, cnn legal analyst and former federal prosecutor sunny hostin, and we have jamel buoy, a writer for "slave" magazine. john, according to the lieutenant governor, peter kinder, naacp officials have asked the governor to stay away from these protests, is this something you're aware of? >> i am not aware of that. i will say this, i think tonight we as community leaders need to have confidence within our community and shun any type of violence or negative activity that can potentially set us back in the progress that we have been making within the st. louis region and within that community. it is imperative that people are safe tonight and if they see activity that is not okay, that they empower themselves to let someone know. because we cannot afford to see ourselves moving backwards
because a select few of individuals on the fringe of this effort want to be selfish and take matters into their own hands. >> what did you think about what congressman cleaver said there? he said a year ago, ferguson was in 1955. now it's in 1965. meaning it's made progress. but there's a long way to go. >> sure. briana, emanuel cleaver was just speaking to the naacp so he's had his hand on the pulse of what's happened here. he hit the nail on the head. progress is not a destination, it's a direction. so although things are not perfect within the city of ferguson, a lot has changed. and they're certainly moving in the right direction. that's the same for the entire st. louis region. we're not where we want to be but we're headed in the right direction. because as you remember this time last year when you all were covering this thing so well, it was just absolutely embarrassing at the racism that was seeping out of the city of ferguson and
its institutions there. and so i think we're definitely headed in the right direction. >> jamel, you're watching this, you've been covering this story since it began. what's your take watching what we saw over the weekend, maybe what we're expecting this evening? >> i find it frankly almost disgraceful on the part of the ferguson law enforcement and st. louis county law enforcement, that after what we saw last year, they're still responding in this heavily militarized way. they're still bringing out police officers clad in heavy weapons and armored vehicles. i think it seeks to the extent to which there's still a disconnect somewhere. even though in the case of the young man who was shot yesterday, he reportedly was carrying a gun. even given that, there still seems to be a disconnect between what is needed in addressing protesters, the vast majority of whom are peaceful, and what the police are bringing in. i'll add part of this is broad
lit fact that the st. louis county area is a place of pervasive segregation and inequality. even if you are getting rid of bad apples, bad officials, you still have this macro context of the entire region, which is not good and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. >> we had one of our law enforcement analysts on. sunny, you can jump in. he said, look at the vests they're wearing, they're just protecting the heart and vital organs, they aren't as heavily militarized as they were a year ago. is that something -- he would argue that they have dialed it back a little bit, but they have to be honest when they're dealing with someone who is shooting at them. what do you say to that? >> i would say if you are in the crowd, just a protester, a bystander, a peaceful protester, you see a fphalanx of police officers in vests. the fact that they're not wearing helmets is not going to
change your reaction, you're still going to be agitated and afraid. that hasn't changed. i don't think merely making that important but ultimately cosmetic change is what people were thinking when they thought, we need a better, more constructive police response. >> sunny, we have video if we can cue that back up. during the day, protesters, peaceful protesters, being arrested, being taken away. i wonder what you think of this. because they aren't resisting being arrested. why are they being taken away? >> i'm not sure. i am surprised, quite frankly, at the images that are coming out of ferguson. having been there myself last year and having seen that really highly militarized response from the police with armored vehicles and shields and heavy weaponry. to see basically, in my opinion, the same thing, the same sorts of images, it appears as if
nothing really substantial has changed. we know that the justice department came out with the report indicating that this is a police force that was using its citizenry as a revenue stream, a police force with terrible training, rampant racism, and wholesale reform was necessary. and now the police -- now law enforcement saying, well, we don't have the money to make those changes. yet you're seeing this militarized response. and in terms of the shooting that we saw, you know, those officers, while they had all this other equipment, they didn't have body cameras. which we all know is something that even the president has indicated is a necessity for our law enforcement officers, to protect them and also to protect citizens. and so i'm really dismayed, brianna, at the lack of progress that i think has happened in ferguson. >> sunny hostin, jamel buoy, john gaskin, thanks guys, really
appreciate this conversation. just ahead, donald trump unbudging, unapologetic, trying to turn the tables on a gop debate moderator after hitting her with his most shocking insult yet. is he making hillary clinton's job easier? why did a college football player's erratic behavior lead a rookie cop to shoot and kill him? is this death of an unarmed teenager any different than the others that we've seen?
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more defiance tonight from donald trump as he refuses to apologize for one of his most shocking verbal attacks yet. trump now says the target of his insult, fox news anchor megyn kelly, should be apologizing to him. trump claims kelly treated him unfairly during last week's republican presidential debate but he took his tirade to a new level when he said this to cnn's don lemon. >> she gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. blood coming out of her -- wherever. >> let's bring in cnn political reporter sarah murray. how's this playing for donald trump? >> as you might expect, donald trump still not apologizing. still not backing down. he's trying to clarify his remarks, though, saying we totally misinterpreted them. >> i didn't even say anything
because i didn't even finish the thought. i was going to say nose and/or ears because that's a very common statement. blood pouring out of somebody's nose, it's a statement showing anger. she had great anger when she was questioning me. >> so as we said, trump there trying to turn the tables on megyn kelly, asking her to apologize. let's listen to that. >> she asked me a very inappropriate question. she asked -- she should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth. >> okay, so this is really interesting. because he seems to be on the offensive. cnn though obtained a debate memo that outlined very different advice from his advisers, explain this. >> the interesting thing, up until the debate we heard donald trump kind of talking like he was going to tone things down, like he wanted to come across more presidential. there was a pre-debate memo that gave him options. if you go on the attack, then other people are also going to come out swinging. but either you come out swinging
against everyoonstage or you se yourself as being president, a job creator, outsider, independent of the donors, special interests and lobbyists, then the public will start to perceive you as presidential. this is a memo from his former presidential adviser, clearly he did not heed the advice about appearing presidential. >> fascinating. that's what we were wondering, that might be the wild card if he showed and up was more measured than we've seen in other forums. stay with us, republican strategist and cnn political contributor anna navarro, cnn political director david chel on, and senior digital correspondent chris moody. this is the question i think some republicans are worried about. at a certain point, does the damage become permanent that donald trump may be inflicting? is it not just on him but the party? >> depends on to whom you're referring. if him, i don't think it does. he's proven that he can say just
about anything, insult p.o.w.s, speak about women in this derogatory way, and it doesn't hurt poll numbers, he's inched further up. talking about the republican party, the two groups that have worked so hard to get further with the margins, is women and hispanic voters. they have spent so much money on this and they've trained so many candidates to speak well and promote policies they think will attract those people. now they fear that donald trump is chipping away at those. i think when you're referring to the party as a whole, yes, there is fear and trepidation. >> i talked to senator lindsey graham and he said, if i am a young woman voter, if i am a hispanic voter, i am looking at what donald trump is saying and i'm really put off by it. he's clearly worried that this is a put-off of the entire party. >> right. we shouldn't be too surprised donald trump's opponents in this race are going to take issue. >> sure. >> with what he's doing in this race. he's at the top and they're trying to punch up a little bit as well. but there is concern beyond the slate of candidates on the debate stage with him.
there is concern in the establishment wing of the republican party. as we know, i look at this very broadly. go back to 2009, we saw the beginnings of this with the rise of the tea party. and the republican party conundrum about harnessing all that energy inside the party without suffering any of the backlash from that energy. and that is the same conundrum they faced in 2009, 2010, and that the republican party did sort of grab ahold of, make room for in the party, embrace to some degree. and now they're facing a very similar conundrum with donald trump. how do you get his supporters in and energize without spillover effect of these remarks? >> at a certain point i they said, enough. you heard some republicans saying that. still, it's a fine line to walk. ana, i want you to listen to this ad, an instagram ad out today, put out by donald trump, attacking jeb bush. >> read my lips. no new taxes.
>> those weapons of mass destruction got to be somewhere. >> would you have authorized the invasion? >> i would have. my brother did this wrong, my dad did this wrong -- >> with the megyn kelly cameo to boot. he may not be your normal politician but that's a politically astute ad right there, ana. >> well, i think that's what he's trying to portray. that he is politically astute. because we've been reading the past few days that his campaign is in chaos, he's fired several members of his staff because of offensive comments they've made on social media. he's fired some other guy for god knows what reason. there's medical drama between him a and the other guy as to w fired who and why. so i think he's trying to look like he has a presidential campaign because it really is part of the process, right? at the end of the day you can have poll numbers but you need to get on the ballot, you need to be able to qualify to be on those ballots. you don't do that because you
wake up one day and you ar celebrity and you've got poll numbers. i was kind of amused that he went after jeb, being that he has said jeb bush is a disaster. so i am amused that the first person he chose to attack is jeb bush. and i also find amusing that the guy who went into his daddy's business, the guy who inherited his daddy's real estate holdings in new york, trump city, and who has every one of his adult children working for him, is taking issue with jeb bush wanting to follow in his family's tradition of public service. >> touche, ana navarro. i want to listen to what hillary clinton said about trump today. >> and while what donald trump said about megyn kelly is outrageous, what the rest of the republicans are saying about all women is also out rage jus. they brag about slashing women's health care funding. they say they would force women
who have been raped to carry their rapist's child. and we don't hear any of them supporting raising the minimum page, paid leave for new parents, access to quality child care, equal pay for women, or anything else that will help to give women a chance to get ahead. >> donald trump is a gift to hillary clinton, and she's lumping all republicans in with him. >> that's definitely true. sort of reminds us of when she lumped republicans together on immigration. except on this point she has a leg to stand on because when it comes to their policies, the republican field is not that far apart. there are some differing views on abortion and whether to allow certain exceptions. for the most part we're talking about a pro-life crowd that wants to defund planned parenthood and doesn't support paid maternity leave and it's really easy to say that and to use donald trump as a spokesperson for the whole party. the other thing that i want to point out to ana navarro's point, i've been talking to trump operatives in the early states today and they say none
of this back and forth with megyn kelly, none of the attacks are hurting him, they're still having people show up to volunteer, and sold-out events left and right. >> speaking of sold-out events take a look at video of bernie sanders' appearance last night in portland. he had 19,000 people inside this venue. i can't wait till the camera zooms out. it's pretty amazing. 9,000 and overflow. if you're hillary clinton and you're looking at this, you wish in your -- you wish you had that crowd, maybe, but maybe you're also thinking you're doing all right? >> yeah, i mean, look at that. 28,000 people show up to hear bernie sanders. by far the biggest crowd of either party's slate of candidates for president for the cycle. i do think that gives heartburn in the clinton headquarters just to see that energy, enthusiasm. but when they dig into what that support is and what she's doing on the ground organizationally in these early states they're still pretty confident in their plan.
again, this goes similar to what we discuss about trump on the republican side which is that the clinton campaign does not perceive bernie sanders to be a viable general election candidate, and therefore, they don't see him as a mortal threat to the nomination. >> david chalion, anna navarro, thank you for joining us. "cnn new day" tomorrow morning begins at 6:00 a.m. eastern. back to the breaking news, protesters blocking part of an interstate highway. this is near ferguson, missouri. it does appear -- i believe those are police that appear to be perhaps arresting a protester. i'm being told that is what's happeninging. because you see all of those protesters holding up signs, blocking the interstate here. the yellow signs actually being old in my ear say "ferguson is everywhere."
i believe i see people who are videotaping. i see people who are videotaping the process there and they appear to be surrounding that one car there off to the side. we do have some ground video that's coming in from just a moment ago. this is what precipitated those live pictures we just showed you. people blocking both sides of the interstate, it appears here. clasping hands, completely shutting down multi-lane roads. what appear to be a ten-lane highway there. we're following this. this is developing as police are certainly detaining some protesters and moving others to the shoulder of the interstate to get traffic moving. we'll be right back with more on this protest on interstatety.
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we are following breaking news. these are live pictures of protesters being moved off of interstate 70, a major ten-lane highway near ferguson, missouri. moments ago the protesters carrying yellow cardboard boxes painted with the phrase "ferguson is everywhere," holding hands, blocking traffic on both sides of this interstate. police moved in, moved them off the highway, off the shoulder. they may have made some arrests. i have tom fuentes, law enforcement onlist, with me here. tell me what you're seeing here and how law enforcement is responding. >> i think, brianna, mainly for law enforcement is try to keep these protesters alive, keep them from getting run over on
the interstate. if somebody comes driving too fast to slow down or wants to hit them on purpose for tying up traffic during rush hour. i think that there's not that many of them. >> looks like they're all being arrested though, kind of? you see off on the right side, they're walking along the shoulder. it appears to be officers accompanying protesters. >> a couple. >> i've seen several -- there seem to be at least four or five in view, then here's another four or five in view. >> yeah. >> it seems pretty low-key, other than the dangers of traffic. >> i think it will be low-key if the police are trying to keep them off the street from blocking traffic and they comply with that then it will be low key. new details of an armed attack on a u.s. consulate in turkey. barbara starr has more on this. what are you hearing? >> reporter: good evening. turkey, one of america's most important allies, suffering a
wave of violence today. one of the big questions is, are the militants sending a message to the u.s.? gunshots rang out near the u.s. consulate in istanbul as turkish police blocked off the area after two women staged an armed attack. turkish authorities said the women were pat rt of a left win militant group. >> translator: the policeman was shouting and the woman said, i will not surrender. i will avenge the attack. the police warned her, drop your bag or we will shoot you. the woman said, shoot. >> reporter: the consulate issued an emergency message warning u.s. citizens to stay away and to exercise caution near large gatherings. it happened at the first of the heavily armed u.s. f-16 fighters arrived in turkey.
those planes now ready to begin air strikes in syria and iraq. air strikes in northern syria will be aimed at killing isis. but they will also support kurds known as the ypg, something turkey opposed. >> the only effective force against isis in syria has been the ypg. it's unlikely that the united states will stop fighting with the ypg and will stop its alliance with them. >> reporter: u.s. officials tell cnn they will sent helicopters into southern turkey very soon to be on standby if any u.s. pilots go down. until those arrive, the u.s. is willing to take the risk with the rescue helicopters they already have in the region. what about the unit of u.s. trained and equipped syrian rebels that is virtually disbanded after coming under attack? u.s. officials say they will
have to figure out what to do with that program. they have a number of additional rebels -- several dozen in training and where that program is headed is a big question tonight. >> barbara starr at the pentagon, thanks. just ahead, an unarmed teenager goes wild at a car dealership, winds up dead. was this justified? opportunity to discover the leading-edge connectivity of the lexus es. ♪ with available technology to help you find just what you're looking for. ♪ come in to the lexus golden opportunity sales event, where you'll find some of the best offers of the year on our most luxurious models. now through september 8th. this is the pursuit of perfection. made a simple tripvere chto the grocery storeis anything but simple. so finally, i had an important conversation
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in texas tonight, a vigil is planned for a college football player who allegedly drove his suv through the front window of a car dealership, wound up dead, shotly lby a rookie police offi. a lot of unanswered questions about what happened. give us the latest, ed. >> reporter: it looks like police have gotten a clearer picture of what has happened in this shooting. we have been told a short while ago, both officers have been formally interviewed here by investigators. erratic behavior with a fatal outcome. security cameras capture the 19-year-old as he drives his car up to the gate of a car dealership. the sophomore football player stumbles around, then proceeds to damage property on site, first trying to punch through a car window, then jumping on the
hood, breaking the windshield. >> he broke into a gray color ford mustang. >> reporter: over a loudspeaker system, the security company tells taylor he is being watched. after he starts destroying the car window, he is told police have been called to the scene. in the edited video provided by the dealership, taylor heads back to his vehicle. he then breaks through the gate, drives his jeep through the glass on to the showroom floor. >> i saw a guy in the building. >> reporter: police are called to the scene. an altercation ensues. according to police, taylor is tased. the other officer draws his gun and fires four times. >> we got shots fired. >> reporter: that officer, a rookie, was still under supervised field training having just received his badge in march.
>> shots fired. >> reporter: the fbi is assisting in the investigation and arlington police are not required to wear body cameras. cnn learned there are no cameras inside the car dealership showroom. >> i can guarantee you that we will have a thorough investigation. if this was not justified or authorized under the law, there will be consequences. >> reporter: taylor's family struggles for answers questioning why the unarmed teen was killed. >> shoot an unarmed man and you are trained to take down -- you are trained to take down men with your hands. you have your taser, your clubs, whatever there is. a 19-year-old and you shoot to kill. >> i don't want it to be a race thing. i don't want it to be a black white thing. it can happen to anybody. i want everybody to be protected by law enforcement. >> reporter: the latest development here to reiterate, both officers have been
interviewed by arlington investigators. we have not been told exactly what they told the investigators. >> thanks so much. thank you for watching "the situation room." erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. tonight, donald trump demanding an apology, even though his opponents say he is the one who should say he is sorry. now hillary clinton is piling on against trump. has he finally gone too far? the trump campaign as a crossroads tonight. another top adviser out. is the campaign unraveling? breaking news, protesters on the street in ferguson, missouri. a state of emergency there following a night of violent clashes on the streets. can the police keep the peace tonight, one year after michael brown was shot and killed? let's go "outfront."