TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

February 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

With four children dead throughout New York City, the Centers for Disease Control is urging New Yorkers to get the flu vaccine because the illness is on track to be one of the worst epidemics on record. Doctor Demetre Daskalakis from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is here to teach us how we can protect ourselves against this season’s flu. Disgraced doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of more than 150 young athletes within USA Gymnastics has become one of the largest molestation scandals in sports history. In the wake of these events, how can we prevent something like this from happening again? Assemblyman Charles Lavine is here to tell us about his proposed legislation to protect amateur athletes from sexual abuse in New York State. From the streets to the halls of Congress, a new documentary argues that local law enforcement has been incentivized by the federal government to use weapons of war “to protect and serve.” Craig Atkinson, director of “Do Not Resist” is here to bring us inside the film. Major League Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry joins us to share his remarkable journey and shed light on his book “Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry.”

Aired on February 12 2018.