What's Next in Michael Brown Case? Q & A with Chris Cuomo
August 26th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

What's Next in Michael Brown Case? Q & A with Chris Cuomo

The streets of Ferguson have calmed, children are heading back to school and residents are honoring Michael Brown’s family's wish for peace.

But now a legal battle looms over whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing the unarmed teenager.

Chris Cuomo hosted a Facebook chat on Tuesday to address your questions on the case.

Here are some highlights:

Q: Imarah – Guilty or not guilty, Do you not think six shoots is way overboard and also why the head or a fatal shoot, do they not teach them in the police academy ways to injure or slow down without killing? I think it should be mandatory that all police officers wear cam for both our protection and theirs as it will enable better transparency. What do u think?

A: Chris Cuomo the number of shots is a tricky part of the analysis. it always is in cases like this. the primary analysis is whether shooting was necessary at all.


Q: Anna – If officer Wilson is charged with murder, who pays the legal fees?

Keith – The police union

A: Chris Cuomo or him personally or benefactors, not the taxpayer, because the crime would be seen as not in the line of expected duty


Q: Elisabeth – I don't agree with police killing an unarmed man....however, the boy is on camera committing a crime....

A: Chris Cuomo Elisabeth – this is a natural instinct that I think fails to be helpful here. And here is why: we do not know whether the officer was responding to the robbery, and it does not seem that he was. the past therefore is only relevant as a measure of potential reaction to the actual altercation and shooting that occurred.


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August 26th, 2014
11:50 AM ET

Obama Authorizes Reconnaissance Flights Over Syria, U.S. Official Says

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.

The flights - seen as a forerunner of possible U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria - could begin at any point, the official said Monday.

"In general, when you're thinking about conducting operations like that, you certainly want to get as much of a view on the ground as you can," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said earlier Monday in a conversation with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"Satellites can provide you good visibility, but you always want closer eyes on target if you can," Kirby said, before Obama's decision was made public.

Concerns have been intensifying over the threat posed by ISIS after the extremist group posted a video last week showing the beheading of captive American journalist James Foley.

The United States has already been gathering intelligence on the locations of ISIS leadership and troops in Syria, two U.S. officials told CNN on Friday.


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August 26th, 2014
09:54 AM ET

There's No Slowing Down This 99-Year-Old

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a 99-year-old woman is on a mission to sew 1,000 dresses for little girls in Africa by her birthday. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Since 2011, Lillian Weber has been sewing a dress a day for “Little Dresses for Africa," a charity group that distributes them to orphanages and schools throughout Africa.

Since she started, Weber has made over 840 dresses.

She recently set a goal of sewing together dress number 1,000 by May 6, 2015 – her 100th birthday.

But she says she won't stop there.

"When I get to that 1,000, if I'm able to – I won't quit."

See more on this story at CNN affiliate WQAD and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.


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August 26th, 2014
08:38 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – August 26, 2014

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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