Manhattan DA Says 34 Years Are Enough

Robert Morgenthau, the District Attorney of Manhattan, has decided not to run for re-election this year, after serving in that office for nine terms and 34 years. His office has prosecuted many, many people during that time, including corrupt Tyco executive Dennis Kozlowski, John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, as well as stick-up men, grifters and the kinds of people who get tabloid nicknames like "The Preppie Killer" (Robert Chambers) and "The Subway Gunman" (Bernard Goetz).

Host Scott Simon speaks with Morgenthau about his decision to pack it in.



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