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>> outfront, tonight, the breaking news the family of tony robinson an unarmed teenager kill by police is speaking out and demanding answers. his uncle spoke out just a short time ago. he called on police to stop targeting young black men. >> we are all left to deal with the aftermath. >> robinson died on friday night. police say the officer was forced to open fire after getting into a struggle with the 19-year-old. that deadly encounter now sparking protests across the city. a thousand people gathering across the streets and also inside wix's capital building to demand change. the department of justice announced it is conducting an investigation. ryan young is out front live for us in madison, wisconsin. ryan are police expecting more
protests there? >> reporter: they are expecting more protests. in fact we talk to some people who said they plan to walk into city hall to protest all day long we've been walking with them as they walk inside the state capitol. watched them chant. i want to show you the growing memorial across the street here. thousands of people have been walking and talking about this in the area. they want change. they want a difference. [ chanting ] >> they came armed with their voices. young protesters marching through the streets of madison into the state capitol propelled by their anger. wanting the world to hear their outrage over the killing of tony robinson. an unarmed teenager shot by a police officer. >> i think the killing of tony robinson was just the icing on the cake accident -- and they said no more. it didn't take a lot to organize this. >> this speak to a universal
problem with law enforcement. especially what happens over the summertime. specifically as it pertains to the systemic argumenting of young black males. >> scanner traffic gives us a glimpse of 911 call just before the incident. >> another call said robinson was trying to strangle someone. officer matt kenny reports he heard a commotion inside this apartment and forced his way through the door. the officer indicated a fight started and he was hit in the head by robinson. 30 seconds later. >> shots fired, shots fired. >> robinson died after being shot. >> he was unarmed and that's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, for the public to accept to understand that
deadly force had to be used. >> reporter: this isn't the first time officer kenny has been involved in a deadly shooting. in 2007 he shot and killed a man in what the police chief described as suicide by cop. he was exonerated of any wrongdoing. as this community struggles to deal with this shooting we've learn friday night wasn't tony robinson's first run-in with the law. back in december he pleaded guilty to armed robbery, but his mother maintains his son was not a violent teen. >> my son was the kindest, lovingest, playful kids. he played games all day long. he loved his family. he loved his friends. he was never -- never, never, never hurt a person never. my son was a very tall big boy, 6'4" 220 pounds but never fight. >> reporter: we heard over and over this is not ferguson especially from the protesters.
they said they wanted to remain organized, that way no one gets hurt and nothing gets out of hand. that's something the family also wants. to make sure it remains a peaceful protest. james palmer the executive director of the wisconsin professional police department and i know that you can't get into specific details of this case because this investigation is going on this independent investigation, but looking at some of the facts here and what we've heard, just speak more generally about deadly force, when you see it being justified in the case of an unarmed person. >> sure thank you. first, i want to say on behalf of all the law, everyone in the law enforcement community our hearts go out to the robinson family. i think everyone acknowledges and recognizes that that family has suffered a tragic loss regardless of the circumstances, but you are correct that there are circumstances in which an
unarmed individual can pose a deadly threat to a law enforcement officer that would generally justify the use of deadly force, and obviously that will be a consideration and an assessment that the department of criminal investigation here in wisconsin will have to make. >> so when is the case when someone who is unarmed poses a threat enough to a police officer, that deadly force can be utilized? >> sure. well there are a number of farks that the investigators will evaluate. the proximity of mr. robinson to officer kenny. to what extent you know officer kenny could have utilized alternative measures. the real fear for any officer when being attacked is generally speaking is their weapon will be taken away. an unarmed individual can become armed very quickly. >> you just heard some of the words from robinson's uncle. i want to listen to a little more about what he said today about issues between police and young black men. >> the problem with the way that
police policies are being carried out specifically as it pertains to young black men, because the numbers don't lie. >> he said specifically as it pertains to young black men, but he's making a larger point here that goes beyond robinson's death. can you react not to this case in particular but really to that larger point that he's making there? >> well i think that's a discussion that the law enforcement community across the country is willing to embrace. just last week president obama's task force on 21st century policing presented its report to president obama, and one of the recommendations was that the law enforcement community engage in a nationwide discussion and dialogue about law enforcement practices and training. here in wisconsin, we have the benefit of a law that's first of its kind in the country that mandates an independent and transparent investigation. we understand in madison there really is a culture of activism
that's present here and people are right to have questions and right to express their concerns and we believe at the end of the day, when the investigation is completed, that hopefully those questions will be answered. >> you've spoken to officer kenny. how is he doing and what did he tell you about this incident? >> well, without going into the details of incident itself because it is under investigation, officer kenny, this is a stressful time for any officer involved in this situation. no officer begins his shift with the expectation or even the desire to take a life. they simply want to come home do their job and come home and certainly that's true of officer kenny. it's a stressful period for him and his family but he also understands, like i said that a family here has suffered a tragic loss and he respects the fact that there has to be a necessary investigation to evaluate his conduct and that's something that serves not only the law enforcement community but the general community as well. >> jim, thanks so much. i really appreciate you being with us. >> thank you.
outfront former nypd officer eugene o'donnell and he's also a professor, and we me we have van jones. van, to you first, we're seeing actually let's come back to van in just a moment but eugene i want to talk to you about one of the 911 calls that we've been hearing. let's listen. >> apparently tony hit one of his friends. no weapons seen. i got another call for the same suspect. went inside stride to strangle another patron. >> you hear it there. he says no weapon seen and i know we just heard from police expert in wisconsin that an unarmed man can become armed, but if robinson was acting out, threatening people but wasn't armed, isn't there an alternative? there must be some alternatives for an officer to try to make
sure that this doesn't escalate to the point of shooting someone who is unarmed? >> of course officers have broad discretion in these situations. they don't know how these things end. so ex-post facto is pretty much a valueless judgment. you don't know these things can rapidly deteriorate and remember every time the police are there, deadly force is there. >> they don't know how it's going to end, but they also need to go in, right, with the proper training, with a certain mind set to try to at the end of the day not kill someone, so what is that? >> well, the law gives them broad authority if they needs to do it. that's the bottom line. they are not expected to be attacked. >> it's incumbent on the person who is attacking them. >> it's incumbent not to attack the police. we'll see what happens in this case. but last week we saw a
depiction of the l.a.p.d. as some sort of brutal organization. they are owed an apology. they responded to an armed robbery. they frontally attacked, and they were injured. the guy was a robber. they were owed an apology. we'll see what happens in this case but the police are going to have broad protection always in these situations because again these things can deteriorate quickly and police officers do get killed in these situations as much as many trivialize that. >> van, can you respond to that? eugene is saying that it's incumbent on a person not to attack the police or this can happen? >> of course threats be very clear. we don't want any police officers hurt by anybody any time. i'm from a law enforcement family. that's the last thing anybody wants. there's something in our country called excessive force.
police have the right to use the force necessary to effect an arrest. in our country, any force beyond that is called excessive. we don't tolerate that in america. we're now in a situation where people are saying if you do anything to a police officer, they can kill you. that's not our country. that's other countries. i want to say something about madison in particular. i was just there six weeks ago, dr. king day. i was there with the governor who was a republican. i was surprised six weeks ago by how tense madison was racially. there was already a group formed young, gifted and black that was demonstrating and talking about police misconduct and police violence. this is six weeks ago. they already had to pass a law to change the way that these shootings are handled so they are handled now by outside investigators because there was so much concern already about police misconduct and police violence that -- >> yeah. >> so we already are dealing with a situation where before
this individual incident which may have gone one way or the other, we don't know there was a pattern and a practice and a building level of concern. >> sure. it's a bigger issue and we even heard the uncle of mr. robinson to say that. i want you to look at something that's really striking to me van, especially compared to when you think of the ferguson police force, predominantly white even though it represents an area that's predominantly black. in madison you've got 80% of the officers is white, 79% of the population is white. you are looking at a much more representative police department in this case. does this impact your assessment about whether race is involved here? >> well, it could and it could not. let me say a couple of things that you see differently from ferguson positively. the mayor came out and was very kind and showed concern and consideration. the police chief showed concern and consideration. even mr. palmer who was just on showed concern and consideration. you didn't hear that from ferguson. you didn't hear that from our
other guest who frankly said you had the right to kill people? >> who said that van? >> you did. >> absolutely not. there's a need to have a political conversation in this country but we really have to be concerned but when this conversation becomes so political and hijacked this end dangers our police force. we've got a serious crime problem and people are trying to grandstand and elected officials need to get on board here and be emphatic here. ferguson reveal we have serious problems in the country. most of them are political failures. let's be clear. but playing misconduct rhetoric are endangering police officers. you put words in your mouth, sir. >> you've tried to correct the record. i would like to have an
opportunity to speak. >> please don't put words in my mouth. >> this is the kind of attitude. you see the difference between mr. palmer who was very measured and calm and recognized there was a balance, the balance the need to be respected and also the need for the citizenry to be respected. the problem we're having that the dialogue breaks down the minute something says somebody says something they don't like. can i finish my sentence? >> we have to protect the police also. >> wemt the police to be respected and we want the police to be trusted and we also want the police to be trustworthy and one way that police can earn trust is that when things happens that are horrible tragedies, a young man who is not armed, losing his life. they speak to it as a tragedy. the community members need to say the police have a dangerous job. >> thank you. >> you do and my father was a
police officer and he has a dangerous job. >> it is certainly a dangerous job. final word to you eugene. >> anybody who thinks don't think we have a serious problem. >> are they racial? >> unequivocally. no doubt about it. we also have serious crime problems. we have a nation that has a lot of guns and this conversation can dangerously create -- chief ramsey last week said he visited a cop in emergency room who was shot at and didn't shoot back because he was afraid he would be in the next ferguson. >> gentlemen, we will continue this conversation. it's one we need to have. thank you so much eugene and van. outfront next president obama distances himself from the hillary clinton email controversy. her camp says that she's ready to talk but is the damage already done and how did the baby survive 14 hours trapped in a car that was submerged in an icy river? it's being called a miracle
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breaking news hillary clinton will break her silence on the email controversy plaguing her expected presidential run. sources tell cnn that within 48 hours or as soon as 48 hours, clinton will address why she used a private email account and a server for government business while she was secretary of state. it will likely be in a news conference although we're told a final decision hasn't been made. but has the damage already been done? >> thank you. >> hillary clinton appeared on stage four times today, but no mention of her controversial use
of only personal email while secretary of state or the private server she keeps it on. >> there will be no mistakes in my rise to the top! if i decide to run, who knows? >> saturday night live started its show this weekend with a parody of clinton herself. >> those emails are clean as a whistle. this is not how hillary clinton goes down. i mean what did you think my email said? hi it's hillary. i really screwed up on benghazi today. please. >> so far, though almost a week since the news first broke, hillary clinton has only sent a lone tweet saying the state department would release her emails. after her event monday she left the venue in manhattan without answering questions. >> secretary clinton, will you
explain the emails? >> two sources familiar with her plans say she will address the issue soon likely in a press conference heeding calls from fellow democrats. >> i think she needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is. i think from this point on the server -- the silence is going to hurt her. >> the white house is distancing itself from the political firestorm. in an interview with cbs news this week president obama said he was caught off guard. >> mr. president, when did you first learn that hillary clinton used an email system outside the u.s. government for official business while she was secretary of state? >> at the same time everybody else learned it through news reports. >> today, white house press secretary josh earnest clarified the president's comments saying he was actually aware she used a personal email account. >> the president, as i think many people expected did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with his secretary of state.
he was not aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up or how secretary clinton and her team were planning to comply with the federal records act. >> out front tonight, former special counsel to president clinton, lanny davis and we have the chief strategist for the republicans national committee. lanny, we've got a source with hillary clinton saying she will explain what she did was completely innocent. if it was completely no one, why didn't she explain herself a week ago? >> well, in the age of the internet a week is a long time. two weeks is an eternity. we went through three years and $70 million of white water which everybody hyperventilated about, the media, congressional republicans, $70 million of ken starr's investigation and that
ended up with nothing. i think that's where this is headed despite the wishful thinking from my colleague with the republican national committee. a few weeks from now, aa few months from now, there's no story, everything she did was legal and accessible. she's offered to publish everything after the state department looks at it. >> i want you to jump on this. lanny is talking about white water. isn't that exactly where you want democrats to be? >> really? i would like them to be anywhere. i would like them to be a little more forth right. let me ask this to lanny, you and your firm represent several countries that have a horrible human rights record. did you at any time email secretary clinton on that private email pertaining to any of the countries you represent? >> actually you are wrong. my firm doesn't represent horrible countries. the only country i worked for
desmond tu tu e -- >> answer the question did you email her about -- >> i said no but your false -- you think throwing out a smear is going to be believed because you say it because you say it's false and i say desmond tutu liked my work. >> they don't want to talk about what's in those emails because they know some of that information pertaining to the secretary -- whether lanny conducted business with her or not, right now we don't know. the president today talked about the fact that he was emailing with her. think of the cyber security concerns that should exist that you have the president of the united states emailing the secretary of state on an unsecure server at a time when the secretary of state is telling people about how vulnerable the united states is. that alone should present huge problems. never mind the idea of we have
no idea what people like lanny and others were emailing her about with respect to to business with the state department. >> there are a lot of outstanding questions about the emails no doubt and certainly we will be getting into that. i also have this point that auto i've been dying to ask you about, sean. hers a for instance mike huckabee he was talking about the clintons. he made a reference to the god father. let's listen. >> look these are people who know how to play politics. they play to win. they use every tool at their disposal to win. i look at it like michael corleone looked at the business he was in. it's not personal. it's just business. >> here's my question. republicans going after the clintons are you at risk here of overplaying your hand maybe of making hillary clinton look like a sympathetic figure?
>> oh, no. i don't think so at all. i think, look the fact of the matter is the clintons know how to play hard ball politics probably better than anybody in this country. the idea they can't handle a couple of tough questions, the fact of the matter is over the top is asking simple questions, why did you have a server installed? what steps did you take to secure it? that's just the beginning where we should be starting and something every american should be asking. one other thing, this is a separation statement that every employee of the state department was asked to fill out, including the time when secretary clinton was there. it requires that every employee from this department of state, when they leave, agree that everything that they have turned over everything pertaining to government business has been turned over and they have to sign that as part of the separation agreement when you leave the department of state. the question is why is that something that was asked of every employee to make sure all documents, all business was
officially turned over and yet secretary clinton didn't abide by that either. >> to that point lanny, i think it's fair to say that she violated the spirit of this regulation for sure and i just wonder why would she put herself in this position especially when you know there's been a narrative about the clintons and hillary clinton that they are not particularly forthcoming. >> well, first of all, your statement that she violated the spirit is your opinion. it's a subjective term. the lawyer for -- >> democrats say it to me lanny. >> there are people who use the word spirit -- i would like to finish please. director of litigation of the archives administration quoted in the "new york times" story said there was nothing illegal. he said it on cnn. >> i'm not saying illegal. but that's not the point. you are setting up a straw man. i'm talking about -- you can do something wrong and it's not illegal. >> brianna, if you interrupt me
and you don't interrupt someone who smeared me and lied about me that's not appropriate. i'm telling you she did not violate the spirit or the law. it's a subjective term. i'm also saying the gentleman from gentleman spoken loosely now that he lied about me from the rnc, if you are talking about national security and preservation a private server versus the state department server i would remind everyone about wiki leaks we're not exactly sure. i would remind that a governor is different from a secretary. jeb bush for 18 years had his own server. we didn't know about 3 million emails. good for him. i say jeb bush did nothing wrong. either the spirit or the letter because they are available for everybody to ask for and the server can't have anything deleted. we all know that. >> and lanny, just a final word from me we did hear your
defense here against sean. we said desmond tutu praised your work. we heard that and it's on the record there. that is lanny's word on that. >> not my word. it's on the internet. you can find his letter on the internet. don't take my word. what he did was lion the air when it's on the internet that by -- bishop tutu praised my work. we have breaking news dramatic footage from the boston bombing. it appears the accused bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev stuck around to watch. and a video of a fraternity
time in court today during dzhokhar tsarnaev's trial, he appears to be seen. he's circled there. you can see him on your screen. he's watching the marathon. the first blast goes off. the crowd turns to look and dzhokhar tsarnaev walk away and the second blast detonates. >> nearly four hours after the race began, the brothers were at the race. the two split up. tamerlan at the finish line. multiple images show dzhokhar tsarnaev standing by himself for several minutes, among several children spectators.
dzhokhar tsarnaev moves quickly in the opposite direction, reaching the corner just as the second bomb detonates, neither dzhokahar or tamerlan. he leaves to swap the milk before getting back into the passenger side of a car. the driver speeds off. that night, on one of two twitter accounts under his name dmoos dhas dzhokahar ain't no love in the heart of the city. he's seen here at the university fitness center with a friend and staying for an hour. the fbi gathered 4,000 hours of
surveillance photos videos from that day. photos of this woman, the scars on her stumps visible, was wheeled up a ramp to testify. she said it did exactly what it was designed to do tear the skin and muscles away leaving body parts exposed. she saw her husband's detached leg. she says the clothesing she was wearing matches all her burn scars. the defense lawyers have made the argument that dzhokhar tsarnaev was only the follower. there is a second tweeter -- twitter account. they talk about the extreme preacher and jihad and victory
over the nonbeliever. and there are questions expected to be raised during cross-examination tomorrow. out front tonight, we have cnn terrorism analyst paul cruishank and lisa bloom. >> you look at the backpack. >> they believe they downloaded the instructions from the internet how to design a pressure cooker bomb. they used christmas light bulbs as an ignition. the clever part was a remote control mechanism based on toy cars. this was a pretty low explosive bombs. if they had used the high
explosives this could have been many times more devastating in boston. there are a lot of concern that western recruits are getting training in much more powerful devices. we saw that plot in belgium thwarted in january. they are trained how to make higher-end devices. >> lisa we've seen some very damning evidence that the jury is seeing from this newly released video of the moment of the blast. you have dzhokhar tsarnaev walking through the gym the next day as if nothing happened and you have the testimony of these -- of victims. what impact is this having on the jury? >> i think this is compelling visual evidence for the prosecution, under scoring their theory that this was a first degree murder. this was a cold calculated premeditated murder. he sees the backpack placed about a group of children. the consequences were very clear to him. he sees the first explosion.
this is all going to be about the death penalty. i'm sure he's going to express remorse at that point but boy he didn't express any remorse until he was caught. that's going to be the prosecution's theory. >> you can see it happening now. lisa bloom, thanks so much. "outfront" a fraternity from oklahoma is shut down. and a miracle, how a baby survives suspended upside down in her car seat for up to 14 hours. t: i maximize good stuff like my potassium and phytosterols which may help lower cholesterol. new ensure active heart health supports your heart and body so you stay active and strong. ensure, take life in.
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works? works. works! works? works. works. a from a fernity's racist chant caught on tape is sparking outrage across the nation tonight. sigma alpha epsilon members were caught singing about excluding black members from their fraternity. the university has shut down the fraternity but is that enough? >> reporter: caught on video, members of the sigma alpha epsilon fraternity in university
proudly belt out a racist chant and call for black people to hang from a tree. two short clips caught on saturday night on a bus packed with fraternity members on a party bus. >> clearly, this isn't anything new. this chant nt something they learned overnight. it was something that was well-known well versed that everybody on the bus felt privileged to say and proudly clap at. >> it was davis who tweeted the university president. she's the co-founder of unheard, a black student alliance advocating for cultural change on campus. >> what makes it okay to say this thing before. it starts at the top. >> while davis says someone sent her the clip anonymously, she
says the behavior nothing knew. >> 50 years after selma, we're still fighting for the same thing that martin luger king was fighting for. it's sad. it's hurtle that students can think this is okay. >> the ou president minces no work. >> we have nop room for racists and bigots. i'd be glad if they left. >> parents and students seen packing bags and in the backdrop a graffiti wall appears to read tear it down. the incident is not a reflection of the fraternity's values. >> it's absolutely appalling and disgusting when someone takes it upon themselves to do something like that it affects the entire organization. >> the university has not taken
any steps to discipline the individuals in at that tape. i spoke to one student who said she was shocked to say sae was caught on tape. >> nick out front for us. "outfront" next a car overturns in a river. trapped inside for up to 14 hours, an 18-month-old baby. her miraculous story of survival. apple today announcing the specifics of its new watch. what would you pay to talk into your wrist?
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investigator of the accident. he's joining me by skype. lieutenant tell us how lily's doing. >> my understanding lily is improving. she's been moved from critical to stable condition. still primary children's hospital in salt lake. >> you think she'll be making a full recovery? >> it's my anticipation that she will. she's not out of the woods yet. but things are looking better each day. >> that is certainly good news. things are headed in the right direction. tell us about how this -- how she was found, when this car was overturned. how did authorities find her? >> the car was upside down on its roof in the river. when officers responded, as well as fire they were able to look inside the vehicle and heard what they thought was a faint noise. one officer leaned inside and noticed lily in the back seat strapped in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle. >> so suspended above the water.
and really it was the car seat keeping her in there. >> it appears that the car seat was keeping her in place so she did not fall actually down into the water. >> well it still must incredibly cold with the winter conditions there. how was she habl to survive those 14 hours, do you think? >> that's unknown. obviously she's a strong little girl. and we're thankful for the fishermen that just happened to be out there fishing, and called police. and we were able to respond. and luckily find her still alive in the vehicle. >> this is really the bright spot in this story, this beautiful little girl surviving, heading in the right direction with her recovery but obviously, lieutenant her mother passed away. how is the family coping? >> i think that's two-sided. they're obviously very ecstatic that lily is still alive and improving each day, but also
coping with the death of the mother as well. and a funeral to plan in the days to come. >> yeah. it's horrible and yet thankfully they do have this bright spot. we're happy to hear lily is doing well. thanks so much. >> thank you. "outfront" next the apple watch, is this going to change everything? e real question that needs to be asked is "what is it that we can do that is impactful?" what the cloud enables is computing to empower cancer researchers. it used to take two weeks to sequence and analyze a genome; with the microsoft cloud we can analyze 100 per day. whatever i can do to help compute a cure for cancer, that's what i'd like to do. most of the products we all buy are transported on container ships. before a truck delivers it to your store, a container ship delivered it to that truck. here in san diego, we're building the first one ever to run on natural gas. ships this big
this dramatic footage just in to "outfront," an amtrak train on its way to new york from is charlotte strikes a vehicle stuck on the tracks just outside of raleigh, south carolina. unbelievable. of the 212 passengers and 8 crew members onboard, at least nine were taken to an area hospital. none reported as life tretening injuries. the accident coming just 14 days after a commuter train in california crashed into a pickup truck that was stuck on the tracks. the engineer behind the controls of that train died last week. apple is making waves with its in you watch. will you be tapping your inner dick tracy? jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: it felt a little like 50 shades of apple. >> it's not just with you, it's on you.
>> reporter: the cheapest will cost 350 bucks. the most expensive? 18 karat gold -- >> priced from $10,000. >> reporter: and for that, you can finally talk into your wrist. >> dick tracy calling sher local holmes. >> you can receive calls on your watch. i have been wanting to do this since i was 5 years old. the day is finally here. >> it's here at last. the new dick tracy two-way risk radio -- >> reporter: okay the apple watch can do things dick tracy never imagined. >> it brings up my credit card. it even reminds you if you've been sitting too long. >> reporter: remember when clocks used to tick? well this watch checks your ticker. >> you can even check your heart rate. >> reporter: some sent tweets poking fun at apple with iphones taped to wrists. a a message from his daughter saying she was locked out.
then used an app to open his garage door from his wristwatch. of course there's the pesky problem of battery life. >> you can expect 18 hours. >> reporter: tired of replacing your wristwatch battery once every three years? get apple watch and enjoy charging it every 18 hours. yeah but look how cool the magnetic charger is. >> it will automatically click into place. >> reporter: it was as if time stood still during the apple watch event. actually it did stand still at 10:09. that is the time to which almost all watches are set in ads from gucci to coach to timex. it's thought to look symmetrical and optimistic like a smiley face. even dij cal watches are set to 10:09. heck eej this bird clock was advertised at the chickadees the only mouse apple oofrs isffers
is micky. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. thanks so much for joining us. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. it's hard to imagine, truly sad to say, but this is the big story tonight. 50 years after selma and the voting rights act, a bus load of young white men singing about hanging young black men from trees. the incident and the uproar happening at one of the best-known universities. we'll talk about it tonight. first, quickly breaking news out of ferguson missouri. ronald brockmeyer the judge who imposed harsh fines on local citizens mainly african-american citizens while getting his own tickets fixed, he has now stepped down. he also you may recall owes $170,000 in back taxes. in a written statement, a lawyer in his firm said that the judge recognizes he has lost the public trust in the wake of the de