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Connections: How Law Enforcement Analyzes Alleged Terror Threats

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On New Year's Eve, law enforcement announced the arrest of Emanuel Lutchman, who was allegedly inspired by ISIS to carry out an attack in Rochester. Government has defended the arrest, saying it's evidence that investigators are keeping the public safe. Critics have wondered if there are mental health issues, and whether ISIS was actually involved.

Our guests examine how law enforcement analyzes cases like this, and also discuss the mental health component. In studio:

  • Mark Concordia, former FBI and counter terrorism instructor
  • Robert Weisman, D.O., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.