RACES: Seven Months' War

In a five-room apartment in Chicago's Trumbull Park Homes, a public housing project, a grey-haired police captain sat one night last week with two lieutenants, a squad of sergeants and a radio operator, taking walkie-talkie calls from patrolmen stationed for blocks around. The radio crackled: "Post No. 3 reporting, 9:30 p.m. All is peaceful." This reassuring word came from the street outside 10630 South Bensley, where six cops sat in a tin shack, a hole in its roof covered by an old dishpan, warming themselves at a portable stove and ignoring the shrill...

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