The Law: The Angry Mood of the Men in Blue

In New York City, off-duty police have scuffled with uniformed officers in vitriolic demonstrations over working conditions. In Detroit, bitter police officers insolently nicknamed their balding chief "Elmer Fudd" in washroom graffiti. San Francisco's new police chief removed the American flag to make his office less formal, and small flags defiantly sprouted on squad-car antennas. The Orange County Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in Florida gives its members a policeman's "Miranda card," outlining not the rights of criminal suspects but the officer's own rights if he is investigated by his department. Rank-and-file cops in...

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