September 29 - A 9/11 Widow on Taking the Saudis to Court; The Concerted Effort to Close the Book on 9/11; De-Escalating Violence By and Against the Police

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Part 1

We begin with the reaction to yesterday’s overwhelming votes in the House and Senate to override President Obama’s veto of JASTA, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act that now is the law of the land even though many Senators who voted for it now want the amend the bill. Kristen Breitweiser, a 9/11 widow and activist who is known for pressuring Washington to provide a public accounting of what went wrong on September 11. 2001 and in the months before, joins us to discuss why she feels that the role of the Saudis in the 9/11 attacks has not been thoroughly investigated and that the only way the truth will finally come out is in court cases that can now go forward in which discovery can be employed and evidence presented and evaluated. We also discuss President Obama’s rebuke of the Congress for not doing the “hard thing” in voting against JASTA.

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Part 2

Then we speak with Philip Shenon, a long-time Washington correspondent and foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the bestselling author of “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation”. He joins us to discuss the concerted efforts, following the release of the declassified 28 pages, to close the book on 9/11 and ignore the paths not taken by previous investigators that the pages reveal indicating the leads generated and evidence trails were not followed because higher ups blocked the pursuit of any investigation into Saudi Arabia’s possible role in 9/11. We also assess whether today’s announcement that Saudi Arabia in cutting production to drive up the price of oil which will take the pressure off Russia’s sinking economy, is retaliation for yesterday’s vote, assuming the U.S. has been encouraging Saudi Arabia to flood  the market to lower the price of oil as a way to punish Putin.

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Part 3

Then finally Lisa Campbell joins us in the studio. She is a 20 year veteran of Law Enforcement who comes from a family in which her mother, father, brother, uncles and cousins are police officers. We will discuss the documentary film she has just finished, “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” which attempts to bridge the gap by addressing the underlying issues that lead to the escalation of violence by and against the police. Since new evidence is emerging from both the controversial shootings of Keith Scott in Charlotte and Terance Crutcher in Tulsa, we will examine non-lethal options that police could employ and whether they are trained and equipped to deal with the erratic behavior of suspects suffering from mental illness or drug addiction.