POLITICAL NOTES: Cold Blood

Cold-blooded murderer Ignatz Potz killed a Waukegan, Ill., motor-cycle policeman to avoid arrest for running liquor. He was condemned to death. In 1922, Governor Len Small of Illinois commuted the death penalty to life imprisonment; last week he granted a parole to Potz, effective in 1930. Aside from the question of the legality of a double commutation, aside from the reason for the date 1930, aside from the friendly relations of Potz with Len Small politics, thousands of decent Illinoisans were vastly irritated because this was merely the latest of many criminals...

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