Law Enforcement: The Respectable Rioter

Richard L. Barkley is as straight as they come. An Annapolis graduate who retired as a Navy commander after 15 years of service, Barkley, 56, is president of a small manufacturing company, an active Republican, and has lived in Palo Alto, Calif., for the past 30 years. Unlikely as it seems, Barkley last week was arrested for rioting at a Palo Alto rock festival.

It all began when he accepted a newspaper invitation placed by local merchants to attend the festival at Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza. The week before, a similar event at the...

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