CRIME: Detroit's Question

At 1:40 a. m. last July 23, Gerald E. ("Jerry") Buckley, radio announcer, sat in the lobby of the La Salle Hotel in Detroit. He had just finished broadcasting the returns of the referendum which recalled Mayor Charles Bowles from office (TiME, Aug. 4). Jerry Buckley's political broadcasts had made him a marked man in the city. One of Mayor Bowles's severest critics, he had vehemently advocated recall. His life had been threatened. As he sat in the hotel lobby, three men came up and shot him eleven times. Thousands went to his...

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