Judges: Unfrightened Crusader

In Philadelphia last month, seven Negro boys dragged a white girl off a subway platform and tried to rape her on the tracks before they were driven off by a U.S. sailor who went to her rescue.

Angry police called for 1,000 more men; cops with dogs began riding the subways. But of all incensed citizens, none acted faster than Juvenile Court Judge Juanita Kidd Stout, who warned that 27 active juvenile gangs "threaten to take over the city."

To prevent a repetition of last summer's Negro riots, Judge Stout immediately set herself a personal goal: the jailing of 1,000 delinquents,...

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