FLORIDA: Body & Limbs

Tampa, cigarmaking gateway to Florida's west coast, has a reputation for lawlessness and corruption entirely out of proportion to its population (100,000). There one chilly November night nearly two years ago a police squad burst into a private home without benefit of warrants, seized the leaders of a tiny group of reformers, whisked them off to police headquarters where they were booked for "Communism." They were released with alacrity. Three of them were then escorted to waiting automobiles, driven into the country, flogged, tarred, feathered and left in a swamp. One of...

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