CNNMoney Exclusive Investigation: Ferguson one year later
August 6th, 2015
10:03 AM ET

CNNMoney Exclusive Investigation: Ferguson one year later

One year later, Ferguson is still pumping out arrest warrants

Loud music. Not wearing a seat belt. Speeding. A year after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown sparked a firestorm in Ferguson, Mo. the city is still pumping out thousands of new arrest warrants and jailing people over minor offenses, according to an exclusive CNNMoney investigation presented in coordination with AC360.

This practice continues despite a scathing report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in March of 2015 that found that Ferguson's police department and municipal court were unconstitutionally targeting low-income and minority residents with tickets and fines for minor offenses - often in pursuit of revenue. But even in the wake of the DOJ report, the investigation found that Ferguson is still at it:

  • The city has issued more than 2,300 new arrest warrants so far this year 
  • In May and June alone, more than 1,000 people were hit with new arrest warrants
  • Over the course of the two-month period, nearly 80% of the tickets that led to arrest warrants were for minor offenses like seat belt citations and speeding tickets
  • The most common tickets leading to arrest warrants were lack of car insurance, driving with a suspended license and expired or missing car registration – all violations that legal advocates say should not result in jail time and are often a symptom of poverty

Explore the full investigation at CNNMoney and tune in to CNN's AC360 at 8pm ET for more.

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Topics: AC360 • CNN • CNNMoney
CNN Receives 14 News And Documemtary Emmy Nominations
July 22nd, 2015
03:59 PM ET

CNN Receives 14 News And Documemtary Emmy Nominations

CNN received 14 nominations for the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today. CNN’s diverse nominations encompass television programming, newsgathering, digital, and Spanish-language, and include:

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Ÿ Rescue from Mt. Sinjar, reported by Elise Labott, Barbara Starr, Ivan Watson, anchor Wolf Blitzer

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360

Ÿ Crisis At The VA, Veterans Dying While Waiting For Care, reported by Drew Griffin

Ÿ Theme Parks Investigation, reported by Kyra Phillips


December 19th, 2014
10:16 PM ET
December 19th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

.@CNN EXCLUSIVE: @SonyPictures CEO Lynton to @FareedZakaria "We did not cave"

Michael Lynton, chairman & CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment spoke exclusively with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. In the interview, which aired tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, Lynton addressed President Obama’s criticism today and talked more about the recent cyber-attack on Sony which is now determined to have been launched by North Korea.

The full interview will encore on CNN at 10:00amET on Sunday, Dec. 21 on Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Topics: AC360 • Fareed Zakaria
October 1st, 2014
06:10 PM ET

Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol to Dallas patient in serious condition: Don't give up

Anderson Cooper spoke with Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol about the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. He is currently listed in serious condition at a Dallas hospital.

When asked how she would advise him and his family, Nancy Writebol told Anderson:  “Well in the first place, we would just want them to know that we’ve been praying for them and we know this is a very difficult time. I think one of the things they should know about Ebola is that, you know, you can have really good days, Anderson, and then you can have really bad days and it’s an up and down disease. And so if they’re having a really bad day, don’t give up. Because it’s very possible the next day is going turn around and look better.”

The full interview will air tonight at 8 pm on CNN’s AC360°.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
September 3rd, 2014
11:19 AM ET

Inside CNN's interviews with detained Americans in North Korea

CNN correspondent Will Ripley (@willripleycnn) tells Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) what happened behind the scenes of his impromptu interviews with three detained Americans in North Korea.

"Government minders pulled me aside – they were shaking – and said we needed to go right now back to Pyongyang. I was nervous – I didn't know what was happening," Ripley said.

We got in this van and drove to an area of the capital that we've never seen before off the regular route up to this nondescript building. And it was only when we were standing at the front door that they told us...we would be talking with the three Americans who were being held in North Korea."

Here's Ripley's report on his interviews with Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller: 

Topics: AC360 • North Korea • Will Ripley
August 5th, 2014
12:20 AM ET

Did Hamas really use human shields? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look

Israel claims that Hamas is intentionally putting Palestinian civilians in harms way. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at what the Israeli military says is evidence that Hamas has developed a strategy of using human shields.

Chris Gunness is the spokesman for the United Nation's Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. He says the one thing the U.N. cannot deliver is security.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Gaza • Israel • Randi Kaye
July 28th, 2014
11:06 PM ET

John Walsh on fugitive Mozdir " What never ceases to amaze me is that they hide in plain sight"

Tonight on AC360°, John Walsh spoke to Anderson Cooper about Charles Mozdir, a suspected sex offender and fugitive, who was featured on CNN’s The Hunt . Mozdir was killed during an arrest attempt in a New York City smoke shop today.

July 15th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

CNN Honored with 11 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

CNN Worldwide has been honored with eleven nominations for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse nominations include:

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360

Boston Bombing Victim Vows to Dance Again


Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis

Anderson Cooper 360 

Guns Under Fire: An AC360 Town Hall


Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story

CNN Newsroom

CNN's Coverage of Typhoon Haiyan


Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

CNN Films

Escape Fire


Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast

Anderson Cooper 360

Rehab Racket


Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form

CNN Films

Girl Rising


Outstanding Video Journalism: News

Mark Phillips, CNN – Reporting from Afghanistan and the Philippines


Outstanding Lighting Directions & Scenic Design

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute


Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish

CNN en Español

Panorama Mundial


Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish

CNN en Español

Pope Election


Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic

CNN Films: Blackfish 

In addition to these eleven News and Documentary Emmy nominations, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy have been nominated for a combined nine Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards. FULL POST

June 19th, 2014
11:59 AM ET

Jim Sciutto speaks with Anderson Cooper about the latest in Iraq

CNN's Jim Sciutto speaks with Anderson Cooper on AC360 about Vice President Joe Biden's call with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and two other leaders.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Jim Sciutto
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