Nation: War in the North

Chasing a 14-year-old Negro burglary suspect, a cop pulled his revolver, fired and wounded the boy in the neck. Moments later, the neighborhood swarmed with outraged Negroes. In the streets and from rooftops, several hundred Negroes hurled stones and bottles at police, as two dozen patrol cars with four dog teams screamed into the area. Negro vandals broke into a tavern, stole whisky and beer, started a fire, and then stoned firemen who answered the alarm.

This was not Birmingham. It was Chicago, with one of the nation's biggest, most potentially explosive Negro ghettos. In the wake of the Birmingham violence, Chicago's...

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