Boston Marathon Bombing
As the Boston Marathon bombing moves to the penalty phase, this week, the defense will try to engage the jury’s sympathies in hopes of sparing their client the death penalty.
The penalty phase is expected to begin next week.
Rich covers the case of a man killed by a police officer in South Carolina, the reaction to Rand Paul’s run for President, and the University of Michigan canceling a showing of American Sniper. He also talked to Shaneen Allen about her pardon from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Utah Senator Mike Lee about his new book, Our Lost Constitution.
“Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” is a new documentary that aims to shed light.
Tens of thousands turned out for the 10-mile race, the biggest of its kind in the country, and it went as well as organizers had hoped.
Chris reviews his appearance at yesterday’s Homeruns for Hearts fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park, Senator Pat Toomey’s assessment of why his gun legislation failed to pass, and Kermit Gosnell’s lawyer’s decision not to call a witness in his defense. He talks to Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.
Chris analyzes the decision not to declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, Rutgers University’s move to suspend their lacrosse coach for verbally abusing players and the story parents who let their child die instead of seeking medical help. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy about the potential of a wider terrorist plot connected to the Boston Marathon bombing and Amity Shlaes about her new book on Calvin Coolidge.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about the media reaction, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about Mirandizing the surviving suspect, and Frank Gaffney from the Center for security policy about the bombings impact on the immigration debate. He also talks with Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about Eric Kratz’ big night against the Cardinals and Roy Halladay’s recovery from his slow start.
Chris covers the latest in the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, Kevin Cirilli from Politico, and Comedian Rich Vos.