Police: Patch of Blue

The crime rate in downtown Miami reached critical proportions last December. Robberies had almost doubled since the previous December. Police Chief Walter Headley was "fed up." The day after Christmas, he simply "called in all my commanding officers and told them to change some things. I said we should use dogs to accompany men on the beat. And I said I wanted the force in high-crime areas to carry shotguns. And I said I wanted to concentrate men in these high-crime areas, and that I wanted them to use the stop-and-frisk law more." Word of his crackdown reached the...

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