March 19th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

CNN prime time: 3-year-old pat-down, outrage escalates in Florida teen's killing

Suspect in Afghan killings had prior arrest

New details are emerging about the life of the Army soldier suspected of killing 16 innocent civilians in Afghanistan. As friends and family describe Robert Bales as fun-loving, good-hearted and patriotic, CNN’s Dan Simon looks at what may have been a darker side.

Protesters demand arrest in teen's killing

Outrage ramps up in a racially-charged case in Florida. A neighborhood watch volunteer remains free after telling police he shot and killed an unarmed teenager in an act he claims was self-defense. 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was on a walk home from a store in Sanford last month when it happened. On CNN’s “John King, USA,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee calls for the involvement of federal authorities in the case.

Father: TSA agent's actions 'intrusive'

A viral video showing TSA agents patting down a 3-year-old boy in a wheelchair in 2010 was posted on YouTube on Sunday by his father. On CNN’s “John King, USA,” aviation and regulation correspondent Lizzie O’Leary tells us why there’s more to the story than what the video shows.

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  1. jim

    The TSA is run by no-brainers. A six month old baby can tell the care-givers from the strangers. Over all those years, the TSA has learned nothing. Its learning curve is dead flat. Its agents behave like a bunch of robots and have to follow the exact, mechanical rules and procedures. They HAVE TO PAT you down even on the NAKED part of your body. What a shame to our county! Why does our government hire such a company and pay it with our tax dollars?

    March 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    The Trayvon Martin shooting is absoluely disgraceful, and must be looked into.

    March 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tee S. A.

    The TSA is ran by Americans. Perhaps we should contract the work out to Mexicans and see if they can do a better job.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Essie

    This is so sad! The blogs is loaded with foolishness about politics, contraceptives, and TSA, but the cat got peoples tongues when a young black male is gunned down because of his skin!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Well, I trust GOD to give this family justice to this senseless hate-crime. ~In JESUS Name!

    March 20, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Essie, this story *is* getting coverage.
      Check the previous threads.
      There is much outrage over the young man's death, believe it.

      March 20, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. ♔Mmmmm♕

    old plz! that 3 year, unless he's potty-trained, is used to pat downs...

    March 20, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    My sentiment exactly. Refreshing to see some one say more than just "my condolences to the family"
    People have issues with control, don't they?

    March 20, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Conchita

    Mary, you have no sympathy for the family that lost their boy? What a colduhearted woman you must be.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ Conchita
    Read Essie's post please. I was agreeing with her about the "cat getting the media's tongue" when it comes to stories about a young black man being gunned down.

    If that is your REAL screen name.
    Good day and God bless

    March 20, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Pandi

      What? Is Mary YOUR real screen name?

      My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. There is a new thread on this very subject, you might want to check it out.

      March 20, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Good day to all the regulars
    I will absolutely not be addressing anyone any further as it's will only draw me back into the wrong att itudes.
    Not judging, I'm just paying attention to the thorns in my OWN eye rather than others eyes.

    March 20, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Pandi

      I'm not a regular, and I have no thorns in my eyes, but good day, to you, too.

      March 20, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    My condolences and continued sympathy to the family.
    I actually do not think it can be said enough.
    I know what it is like to lose a son.
    A family is comforted by people's empathy.
    It is my sincerest hope that they get the justice this young man deserves for his senseless death.

    March 20, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |