60 Minutes May 5 2013
On May 5, 60 Minutes explored how counterinsurgency police strategies are taking back one community. Plus, meet a modern day Robin Hood who says his work is never done, and see how the military is changing the way it manages concussions and head injuries. Here is what was featured in this episode.
60 Minutes: North End Springfield Counterinsurgency Police Tactics
In Springfield, Massachusetts, military personnel are using counterinsurgency police tactics they used overseas to combat crime here in America. The strategy turns on their ability to get the community involved and active in keeping their own streets free of crime and violence. The good news is that it seems to be working.
60 Minutes: Paul Tudor Jones, Robin Hood Foundation & Brooklyn School
Paul Tudor Jones has given millions back to fight poverty in New York City through education and other social programs. His Robin Hood Foundation takes a businesslike approach to granting money to deserving causes, and is not afraid to make changes or experiment with new ideas every year. The best part is that every penny collected goes to fund the charity’s projects, by taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
60 Minutes: Military Traumatic Brain Injury & NICOE SWI Brain Scan
Military service personnel now have some access to new tools that can identify traumatic and permanent brain damage caused by head injuries such as concussions. Learn how special military facilities like NICOE are using state of the art technology such as SWI brain scans to learn the truth about these invisible wounds that have caused stigmatization for soldiers returning home. What did the NFL have to do with the Pentagon’s policy shift?
60 Minutes: Angel of Death Update
Viewers made their voices heard on the Charles Cullen murder investigation. Someone from Arizona questioned the show’s interview with the convicted killer. Another viewer felt the hospitals should be held accountable for their culpability in covering up the crimes.