The Capitol: Robber in the House

The Capitol Police Department, charged with protecting the House and Senate buildings, boasts some of the world's best-educated cops—and some of the least efficient. More than half of the 248-man force consists of meagerly trained, patronage-appointed college students whose ambitions seldom em brace advancement in the gendarmerie (the annual turnover is 82%). At any rate, there was not a cop in sight last week when a Capitol janitor stabbed and robbed Republican James C. Cleveland of New Hampshire late at night in his office. Inevitably, the incident revived memories of the...

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