The Capital: New Powers for Police

As Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach used to grumble: "If I hear that another woman has been raped, I just know that within 30 minutes I'm going to get a call from the White House: 'I thought I told you to clean up that crime situation.' " Lyndon Johnson knows that the alarming rate of crime is growing in im portance as a national political issue, and that the latest FBI statistics are rather harrowing. In the first nine months of 1967, crimes in the U.S. increased by 16%, with street robberies...

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