April 07, 2018 at 5:30 am

Hundreds took to the streets in response to the death of Saheed Vassell, an unarmed, mentally ill black man who was shot and killed by police. The NYPD is standing by its officers, releasing a video they claim proves their actions were justified. We have the tape, and New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton joins us to discuss it. A former member of MS-13 who believed that helping police take down the deadly gang would help grant him asylum in America is instead facing deportation by the same ICE unit he helped. For him, deportation is likely a death sentence in a nation dominated by the gang. We take an eye-opening and controversial look at Pope Francis and the struggle for the future of Catholicism with Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist and author of the new book, “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.”

Aired on April 6, 2018.


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