Judges: Fallout from a Shootout

"We got guys with rifles out here. Help, help." Patrolman Richard Worobec's desperate plea relayed over Detroit's police radio net brought 50 officers to his aid within minutes. But for Worobec's partner, Michael Czapski, it was too late. He lay dying in the street, his body punctured by seven bullets; Worobec himself was seriously wounded. Convinced that some of the shots had come from the nearby New Bethel Baptist Church, the police charged through the doors, firing as they entered. Inside were more than 150 men, women and children attending a meeting of a local black militant group. Before...

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