Criminal Justice: The Arts of Arrest

On their way home one night last fall, two Chicago cops heard a passer-by yell that two "crazy men" were around the corner. The crazy men turned out to be a couple of tipsy young Puerto Ricans; the cops drew their pistols and ordered one of the youths to drop the broken beer bottle he was carrying. According to the cops, the bottle carrier answered by yelling, "Come and get it, coppers!" In the dust-up that followed, he slashed Patrolman Thomas De Sutter's face. De Sutler, who was also accidentally shot in the foot by his partner, Patrolman...

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