Nation: Snipers in Ambush: Police Under the Gun

THE shadow is sinister, and the darkness is spreading. Through a summer largely free of ghetto rioting on the broad scale of the 1960s, there have been mounting numbers of isolated incidents of guerrilla-style attacks on policemen in many U.S. cities. In July, a white officer on Chicago's South Side was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol car filling out a report. In Omaha in mid-August, one policeman was killed and seven others injured when a bomb exploded as they investigated a report of "a woman screaming." Two weeks ago,...

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