The Symbionese Shootout
Sir / I was appalled and disgusted at the savagery and violence of the attack by the Los Angeles police department on members the Symbionese Liberation Army during the recent Shootout in Los Angeles 27]. They not only destroyed valuable clues and evidence, but burned to death six frightened young people who could possibly have been flushed out by water, gas, hunger, lack of ammunition, or the waiting game.
Sir / If the S.L.A. had occupied a house in Beverly Hills, would the L.A.P.D. have quite so blithely burned it down?