Nation: From Detroit, with Love

Honeybun,

Arrived in Detroit O.K. But on the way to talk to the people at Universal Inexplicable, I almost got smooched by a cop. Would you believe it!!!???

Well, it seems this city got a new police commissioner last July and, boy, I guess it needed one. A year after those awful riots and all, the ghettos were still rumbling and the cops were being charged with brutality, inefficiency, corruption and so forth. So this new commissioner—his name, I learned, is Johannes F. Spreen, and he comes from New York City—announces a big-deal program of police reform. Tough new disciplinary standards, new equipment,...

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