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SOTU Scoop
August 20th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, August 20, 2014.

1. Ferguson. Attorney General Eric Holder is in the St. Louis suburb that has been the center of unrest since the August 9th fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Holder is meeting with federal investigators as well as community leaders. His visit follows what was a relatively peaceful night in Ferguson. Meanwhile St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he would begin presenting the Brown case to a grand jury Wednesday, but it will likely be October before the panel has all the evidence.

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August 17th, 2014
02:53 PM ET

A matter of race

LZ Granderson, Tara Wall and Jesse Williams on the shooting of black teen by a white officer in Ferguson, MO and having an honest conversation about race in America.


Filed under: Ferguson • Jesse Williams • LZ Granderson • Race • State of the Union • Tara Wall
August 17th, 2014
01:15 PM ET

Officer Friendly or G.I. Joe?

Rep. Lacy Clay and former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik on finding the balance protecting all communities.


Filed under: Bernard Kerik • Lacy Clay • Newsmakers • State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

Perry indictment: A 2016 roadblock?

LZ Granderson and republican strategist Tara Wall on whether Gov. Rick Perry's indictment will hurt his chances in 2016.


Filed under: 2016 • LZ Granderson • Rick Perry • State of the Union • Tara Wall
August 17th, 2014
12:34 PM ET

'This is about finding justice' for a kid

Actor and activist Jesse Williams on the double standards and the narratives around race.


Filed under: Ferguson • Jesse Williams • Newsmakers • Race • State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
11:45 AM ET

The case against Gov. Rick Perry

Craig McDonald from 'Texans for Public Justice.' His group's complaint led to two felony counts against Perry.


Filed under: Eric McDonald • Newsmakers • Rick Perry • State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
11:39 AM ET

Call to arms: Big weapons for small towns?

Fmr. NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and Ferguson Rep. Lacy Clay on the militarization of police in quelling protests.


Filed under: Bernard Kerik • Ferguson • Lacy Clay • Newsmakers • State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
10:55 AM ET

Missouri Gov. on 'militarization of police response'

Missouri Gov Jay Nixon on the state of the streets in Ferguson and the death of a black teen.


Filed under: Ferguson • Jay Nixon • Newsmakers • State of the Union
August 17th, 2014
09:48 AM ET

Missouri Gov Nixon on the investigation

Gov Jay Nixon on the latest into the investigation of the police killing of teen Michael Brown.


Filed under: Ferguson • Jay Nixon • Newsmakers • State of the Union
Sunday on State of the Union
August 15th, 2014
06:14 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

After a week of unrest and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri we talk to Governor Jay Nixon about what went wrong, and how he plans to ease tensions going forward.

The pressure is on local police to explain their tactics – both in the shooting of Michael Brown and in the response that followed. Rep. William Lacy Clay represents Ferguson, and pushed the White House and Justice Department to conduct a federal investigation. He’ll join former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to discuss law enforcement and the traditionally tense relationship with the African American community.

And does it feel like we’ve been here before? The answer is yes. Race relations are always simmering on the surface of our society, so we’ll turn to actor and activist Jesse Williams, CNN Contributor LZ Granderson, and journalist and Political Strategist Tara Wall for context.

Then, Texas Governor Rick Perry is facing indictment, a look at what it means for his 2016 ambitions.

Watch State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.


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