Judgments: Collecting the Winnings

New York's Democratic Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, walked jauntily away from the Sunday service. Then he spotted a CBS mobile television unit taping reactions to the death of President Kennedy. Never anx ious to avoid exposure, Powell rushed over to shake hands and offer his own comments on the assassination. To his surprise, he wound up the final hand shake holding not a microphone but a summons to appear in criminal court. A process server, sure that a shot at publicity would lure the Congressman, had quietly joined the TV crew. "Well,...

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