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a wave of anger in ferguson, missouri. after a grand jury declines to indict darren wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager michael brown. >> they are the only people, the only people, who have heard and examined every witness and every piece of evidence. >> protests spring up across the country, as president obama calls for peace. >> hurting others or destroying calls for peace. >> hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 25th, 2014.
good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, violence erupted in ferguson, missouri, overnight. the trouble began soon after it was announced. the grand jury did not indict white police officer darren wilson in the shooting death of black teenager michael brown. at least a dozen buildings and cars were set on fire. there was gunfire and looting. after the decision was made public you president obama called for a peaceful response. >> first and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. >> and in ferguson, danielle, what is the latest there. >> reporter: anne-marie, well, the national guard has moved in. the main strip here, in ferguson is still on fire this morning. it seemed like in a matter of minutes, what were peaceful protests gave way to violence.
police officers say they were hit by batteries and rocks. reporters took cover from gunfire. police say they arrested at least 29 people. police say this is much worse than the scenes we saw back in august. they said this is something they couldn't even anticipate. and as far as the destruction that was left behind, police say at least 12 structures burned down, total losses because of these violent protests. and they're not sure what's going to happen next. they're asking for demonstrators to continue to protest peacefully, as these days follow. michael brown's mother, she showed up at the ferguson police department after the decision was announced. a very emotional, but again, asking the public not to respond to violence with even more violence. and even as we're here now, there are more fire trucks, more police, more national guard troops coming in here in
ferguson to help get control of the situation. and also, during all of this chaos, the faa restricted airspace over ferguson because of the violence. and that has affected flights trying to land at the st. louis airport, anne-marie. >> danielle, you mentioned reporters being in danger. we certainly had incidents with reporters during previous coverage of previous protests. what was going on with that? >> reporter: it was the same scenes. things escalated out here very quickly. so, first, it was the smoke that police shot off. then there was tear gas. then we started seeing fire being set in trash cans. structures started to burn. at some point, we heard firecrackers, but then it was gunshots. tonight, the police chief said he heard at least 150. many people that we spoke to said they heard hundreds through
the course of the night. we saw captain ron johnson, he's been the face of law enforcement out here. he said he was very disappointed. they said they had many meetings with the community, they made many efforts to make this a peaceful decision and it certainly has not happened. >> certainly heartbreaking to watch. danielle nottingham, thank you. thousands of pages were released including officer darren wilson's testimony. wilson said brown attacked him in his patrol car. when i grabbed him, testified wilson, the only way i could describe it is i felt like a 5-year-old holding ton hulk hogan. wilson goes on to testify about the teen. he immediately grabs the gun, twists and digs into my hip. he said he followed and he told them he stopped and brown lands towards him. as he's coming towards me, says wilson, i keep telling him to
get on the ground, and he doesn't. i shoot a series of shots. i'm backpedaling pretty good, testified wilson, because i know if he reaches me, he will kill me. at least one eye theness told me brown can started charging towards the police officer. the police officer opened fire on mr. brown. but there are conflicting witness accounts whether brown walked or charged wilson or whether brown's hands were raised. for more on decision. we're joined by legal analyst ebony williams. good morning. >> good morning. >> do we are any idea how the grand jury came to this decision? a >> certainly, anne-marie. one thing we know for sure, there were two people for sure. michael brown unfortunately is not with us. heavily they relied on the testimony of officer wilson as you said correctly you pointed
out that he had thought it was a struggle for his life. and also the forensic evidence and also the medical testimony. there were a couple of medical examiners they heard from, including one from the state and the family of michael brown. >> forensic evidence. this is sort of a case like you said of one person's version and the words from a variety of conflicting eyewitnesses. beyond the word of officer wilson, what other pieces of evidence did the grand jury have to look at? >> certainly, they had had about 60 witnesses that they heard from over the course of these 25 separate days. and we heard eyewitness testimonwe know under the law that eyewitness is often conflicting. that is the most probative
evidence they could consider. >> moving forward, we have a federal investigation, does that still have legs in light of the granded jury's decision? and what about the brown family, is there a possibility they could sue civilly? >> yes and yes. the d.o.j. investigation is active and ongoing. we know darren wilson has been consistent from day one. to make sure he strongly enforces to the maximum ability the civil rights cases. they would have to have overwhelming evidence that indeed michael brown's civil rights were violated. so far we don't know anything that indicates that but it will be active and ongoing. so the civil lawsuit that will be filed by michael brown's family. absolutely. i'm sure they will file of which officer wilson can very well be found liable for the wrongful killing. michael brown and have to face
substantial damages. >> eboni williams, thank you so much. morale list and protests are scheduled around the country. demonstrators supported the missouri decision outside the white house last night. tensions were high in seattle as protesters clashed with police near highway land. bigad shaban reports on some of the demonstrations around the country. >> black lives matter! >> reporter: community activists have organized more than 100 rallies over the next few days in u.s. and canada in response to the grand jury's decision. protesters here are making their way through the neighborhoods and started on martin luther king boulevard. it backed up for miles. eric drew is a 30-year-old musician in los angeles and said brown's death and the grand jury's ruling have indicted tensions. >> it seems like our judicial
system is sending a message to young people that minorities are not going to see justice actualized in their lifetime. it's sad and disappointing. >> reporter: civil rights leader jesse jackson encouraged protesters to protest in peace. >> we want justice. we want a peace that's driven by a sense of fairness. >> reporter: hundreds in had chicago, in cleveland, took to the streets even before the grand jury's announcement. chanting what's become a rallying cry since brown's death. many protesters say they'll continue to rally until justice is served for brown and his family. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. >> we'll have much more on the unrest in ferguson and the grand jury's decision not to indict darren wilson coming up on "cbs this morning." coming up on the "morning news," a pre-thanksgiving snowstorm. as residents in new york undergo the big thaw. this is the "cbs morning news."
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our boston station wbz is following the storm. >> watch the storm developing towards the southeast atlantic coast as we head into this morning. it starts to wrap ahead into wednesday come up the eastern seaboard. it's all gone by thanksgiving morning. but the storm is definitely going to have an impact in the boston area, from philly, new york, d.c. and charlotte. watch the snow totals pick up, the line is along i-95. significant snow that's going to hamper travel both on the roads and in the air. biggest snowfall in the interior parts of massachusetts, connecticut perhaps even northern rhode island. up to 10 inches possible there. in terms of air travel watching boston's logan, laguardia, jfk, reaching southward into charlotte. that triple effect on the east coast impacting travel and other parts of the country. the other storm we're watching in the northern rockies. winter storm advisories, winter storm warnings.
significant snow, rain on the warmest side of things and that continues to be the case as we head into tuesday night. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. well, floods are in eastern new york but the areas around buffalo are being monitored. homes were mostly spared from flooding. winds of up to 50 miles an hour likely today. schools are likely open after being closed for a week. defense secretary chuck hagel is stepping down. the president thanked hagel for his commitment and service. the former republican senator served less than two years, his departure comes as the white house faces challenges from isis in the middle east to russia and the ukraine. straight ahead in "moneywatch," fighting obesity, new rules for restaurant chains to tell you how many calories you're really eating. and we'll return to ferguson, missouri, where dozens
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not to indict police officer darren wilson in the shooting death of black teenager miking brown. that news sets off a wave of violence in ferguson, danielle nottingham is there is. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. and the national guard has moved in here now. still a very heavy police presence, both statewide and local. what started out as peaceful protests at the ferguson police department turfed into a wave of violence. you can hear the emergency vehicles still entering this main strip here on west flurissent. they are total loss. police said they made at least 29 arrests. they said they were hit tonight by batteries and rocks. and reporters were taking cover from gunfire. it was a very chaotic scene. and police said they were
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detroit is taking defensive driving online as automakers load cars with more high-tech gadgets, the industry is scrambling to show up defenses. and in tests, hackers are showing how to deal with the engines. and general motors plans to introduce a new feature that allows a car to take over driving. least through parts of the trip. omar villafranca goes for a test drive. >> reporter: along the road, drivers will be able to do a lot less because the cars will be able to do it themselves. gm's john capp showed me how it worked.
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test track and in traffic. they plan to put it in a cadillac first. the first one scheduled to hit the road in 2017. omar villafranca, cbs news, milford, michigan. >> is omar going to drive like that all the time? well, two pieces of hollywood history made history on mon. the iconic cowardly lion costume from wizard of oz sold for more than $2 million. it's made of real skin and fur. and piano played by sam in casablanca went for $3.4 million. it has a special lid so humphrey bogaerts could hid paper inside. and coming up on "cbs this morning," a reaction to the grand jury decision. and delta ceo richard anderson joins us in the studio with the holiday forecast. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
. >> protests continue in ferguson, missouri, following a grand jury decision not to charge a police officer in the faith g shooting of a teenager. >> protesters are upset but the protests are peaceful. local reaction on the grand jury's decision. it is tuesday, november 25th, good morning, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. despite calls for calm there has been gunshots and vandalism in ferguson, missouri. >> follows grand jury's decision not to indict police officer darren wilson in the fatal shooting of michael brown. let's show you live from ferguson, fire at auto part store is flaring up, businesses are smoldering, after over night fires, part of the city burned throughout the night. oncein