National Affairs: Trial by Jury

Last fall, a jury of eleven men and one woman acquitted Buffalo's ex-Police Commissioner James W. Higgins, Erie County's ex-Democratic Chairman Frank J. Carr, two police lieutenants and three lesser defendants of conspiring to protect gamblers. By last week the subsequent disclosures of what went on in the jury quarters at the Hotel Statler had done more to shock honest citizens of Buffalo than all the town's recent municipal scandals.

> After Higgins & Co. were acquitted, an eighth defendant pleaded guilty to the same charges. Hauled back to account for themselves before...

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