The Nation: Ticket Blitz

Middle America is supposed to love its police; in Chicago the affair is on the rocks. Determined to persuade the city to put a second man in all patrolling squad cars and to eliminate lie detector tests for recruits, Chicago's finest started a "job action"; they festooned almost anything that moved with tickets. Even Mayor Richard Daley was outraged. When Alderman Vito Marzullo discovered a ticket on his Cadillac, he was driven to philosophical speculation: "Are they performing their duties now, or have they neglected their duties in the past?"

Chicagoans wonder if ticket blitzing is the proper role for their men...

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