Detroit: Ugly Aftermath

For evidence that most city police and National Guardsmen are woefully ill-prepared to deal with riots, Congress had no need to look beyond Detroit.

Last week, in the wake of the violence that took 43 lives in the city, 23 of the deaths were under investigation for possible prosecution of police and Guards men on homicide charges. Among other tales of brutal reprisals, investigators learned, were those of a factory worker who was reportedly kicked and beaten to death after taking two bullets as a suspected sniper; a 19-year-old Job Corps trainee who...

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