The Nation: Colombo (Contd.)

Mafia Leader Joseph Colombo Sr., shot during an Italian-American Unity Day rally in Manhattan (TIME, July 12), clung to life through a third week. Meanwhile, the investigation into the attempted murder continues. No one apparently saw, or is willing to admit he saw, the gunman who killed the would-be assassin, Jerome Johnson, with three shots, even as police swarmed around him. Significantly, however, many did see what Colombo's bodyguards were doing in the seconds immediately prior to and after their boss was shot.

Three of Colombo's men—one identified only as wearing a purple shirt, a second seen wearing a white shirt and...

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