Police: Fuzz with a Buzz

"You can never find a cop when you need one." The old saw is painfully true about New York City's cops on the beat, the problem being that there is too much beat and too few cops. In 1929, some 4,000 foot patrolmen guarded the parks and pounded the pavements of the city; today only 2,000 are making the rounds. Now the New York police have found a way to let one man cover the ground of five: the motor scooter. Police Commissioner Howard R. Leary has already checked out 575 cops on 80 Vespas and Lambrettas. And he...

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