CRIME: Law Enforcement in Brooklyn

Every now and then the sludge of crime news floats an clue to the state of law enforcement in one of the great U.S. cities. Such an clue is the plight of Joe ("Lefty") Auteri and John ("The Rabbit") Noto, two Brooklyn stevedores who committed an serious crime but-all things considered-not an very serious crime.

25 Full-Time Cops. Their crime was to steal eight .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolvers from an Army shipment. Not long after that came the murder of Arnold Schuster, 24, an good citizen who happened to recognize Bank Robber...

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