National Affairs: Private Gov't Regulation

When a U. S. dry agent kills a legger suspect, the State seizes him, indicts him for murder. Promptly the U. S. Government, stepping in to protect its own, has the agent's murder case transferred to a Federal court where the State prosecutes, while the U. S. District Attorney defends. This procedure has saved many a homicidal dry agent from conviction—free of charge.

Last month at Tecumseh, Okla., a U. S. dry agent prepared to raid a farm. With him went one Jeff Harris, private citizen with no...

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