Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson tells us how illegal guns make their way to NYC and how he’s stemming the flow. Plus, 52 years after Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy, we take a look at the conspiracies that are still swirling. And after JFK came LBJ. We discuss Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies to end poverty and whether it really worked.
Law enforcement officials say 90 percent of the firearms seized in connection with New York City crimes come by way of what’s called the Iron Pipeline from Virginia, Georgia, Florida and other states linked by the Interstate 95. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson tells us how he’s aiming to dismantle the operation.
This Sunday marks 52 years since Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. A report back then found Oswald acted alone, but a recent poll shows many Americans aren’t convinced. We discuss the conspiracy with Gerald Posner, author of the 1993 best-seller “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK.”
After JFK’s assassination, we look at the legacy of the man who succeeded him: Lyndon B. Johnson. A cornerstone of his legacy was to the Great Society he founded to finally create real upward mobility for all Americans. But after 50 years the question remains: was the Great Society a great success?
A new video released by ISIS threatens an attack on New York City. In a statement, NYPD said there is “no current or specific threat” but it will “remain at a heightened state of vigilance.” We hear comments from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and we have insight from former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and former Asst. Sec of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley.
Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who held the post at the time of 9/11, explains the weight of a new video threat from ISIS against New York City.
In an address at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lays out her plan to defeat ISIS.
What do the attacks on Paris mean for our safety in the metropolitan area? We check in with Michael Balboni, a former homeland security adviser to New York. Brookings Institution military Islamism scholar Will McCants and the city’s former top cop Bernie Kerik.