NEW YORK: Alas, the Finest

A story of police corruption that smeared the blue uniform of "New York's finest" was unreeled last week by Special Prosecutor John Harlan Amen (rhymes with layman). His charge: Brooklyn gamblers annually forked out $1,000,000 to cops who winked at their $100,000,000 bookmaking business. His proof: 1,500 feet of film recording payoffs; evidence, collected by a squad of special sleuths, that Brooklyn cops bought, with their boodle, outboard motorboats, small cruisers, summer homes, automobiles, $1,000 fur coats for their wives, real estate. Named by Amen grand juries were 49 cops.

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