PROHIBITION: Bullets at Buffalo

Last week another federal bullet killed another suspected liquor trafficker, started another U. S. v. State wrangle for jurisdiction. In ice-strewn Buffalo Harbor on Christmas night a Coast Guard craft came upon a speedboat without lights. In it were two men. The coast guardsmen opened fire on the suspected smuggler, fatally wounding Eugene F. Downey Jr., onetime railroad police sergeant, son of a Buffalo police lieutenant. His companion escaped.

The Guardsmen's Story: The speedboat was a known narcotic and liquor runner; stop signals and warning shots were unheeded; the craft was fired...

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