NOTHING is tougher than being a policeman in a free society. For one thing, the U.S. Constitution guarantees as much individual liberty as public safety will allow. To uphold that elusive ideal, the policeman is supposed to mediate family disputes that would tax a Supreme Court Justice, soothe angry ghetto Negroes despite his scant knowledge of psychology, enforce hundreds of petty laws without discrimination, and use only necessary force to bring violators before the courts. The job demands extraordinary skill, restraint and character-qualities not usually understood by either cop-hating leftists, who sound as...

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