60 Minutes

Season 45 Episode 30

May 5, 2013 - Counterinsurgency Cops, Robin Hood, Invisible Wounds

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM May 05, 2013 on CBS
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May 5, 2013 - Counterinsurgency Cops, Robin Hood, Invisible Wounds

Law enforcement is taking back the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts, from criminal gangs and drugs by using military counterinsurgency tactics that are used overseas. Lesley Stahl looks at the tactics and the successes achieved using them.
Paul Tudor Jones, with inspiration from a 60 Minutes story in 1986, founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York charity for the richest of the rich. Scott Pelley reports on the foundation, which has raised as much as $57 million in one night. The charity has distributed over $1.25 billion to New York's neediest with an emphasis on education.
CBS News Correspondent David Martin, on assignment for 60 Minutes, reports on how tens of thousands of U.S. battlefield veterans are suffering from permanent and/or traumatic brain injuries from concussions incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan. The situation is one which the military is only recently coming to grips with. David also looks at the steps being taken to help veterans.


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  • Robin Hood

    Excellent piece on the funds raised by Paul Tudor Jones by the Robin Hood fund. It's refreshing to see those that can give back do so to those that need help and education the most.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress account for 36% of the disabling injuries suffered by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; amputations account for 10%.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Paul Tudor Jones: You cannot have significance in this life if it's all about you. You get your significance, you find your joy in life through service and sacrifice. It's pure and simple.

  • NOTES (2)

    • At the conclusion of the program, Scott Pelley presented viewer responses to last week's segment Angel of Death.

    • Counterinsurgency Cops
      Produced by: Andrew Metz
      Edited by: Richard Buddenhagen
      Camera: Dan Bussell, Tom Fahey
      Sound: Clint Bramesco, Everett Wong
      Associate Producers: Cassi Feldman, Maria Rutan
      Photos from: Ed Kashi/VII
      Robin Hood
      Produced by: Henry Schuster, Rachael Kun Morehouse
      Invisible Wounds
      Produced by: Mary Walsh
      Other Credits:
      Photos from: (c) Albert Vecerka/Esto, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Dennis Connors Photography