Police: Caught in the Coop

Though the Election Year rhetoric has subsided, law and order — one of the big issues in the campaign — remains a national concern. Last week the FBI reported that crime in the U.S. rose 19% in the first nine months of 1968 over the same period last year. Most of this crime occurs in the nation's larger cities, and a good portion of it during the predawn hours, when most citizens are home in bed. Presumably, police would be as alert in the early morning as at any other time. Yet the sorry fact is that while the...

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