Civil Rights: They Got Too Mad

All summer long, Chicago, with its 1,040,000 Negroes, half of whom are jammed into the city's seamy South Side, held its municipal breath while racial violence flared in the ghettos of half a dozen Eastern cities. Surprisingly, Chicago did not explode. Then last week, in the unlikely setting of a pleasant ranch-house-dotted suburb called Dixmoor, Chicago got its nights of racial terror.

Roughed Up. They began when a Negro woman who was arrested for trying to steal a pint of gin charged that she had been roughed up by Dixmoor Liquor Store Owner Michael ("Big Mike") LaPota, 52, a 265-lb....

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