PUERTO RICO: Helping the Mainland

Though heavily populated Puerto Rico has little gang warfare and few juvenile delinquents, the Puerto Rican in Manhattan seems, from the headlines, to be responsible for a frightening wave of gang killing, drug addiction and thievery. Dissenting from this impression, and in fact seeing hope in the Puerto Rican migration, is the Rev. Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J., a Fordham University associate professor of sociology. Last week at a conference in Puerto Rico of the National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials,

Father Fitzpatrick put on the record his blunt views.

"New Yorkers had an old tradition, something like a tribal practice,...

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