CRIME: The Perils of Doing Your Duty

On the night of Sept. 27, 1972, Bobby Lowe was walking his German shepherd named Ginger in front of his home on Chicago's west side. Lowe noticed William Logan, a neighbor who was a Teamster steward, strolling to his car at the curb. As Lowe vividly recalled the scene in courtroom testimony, an auto suddenly pulled up. Shots rang out, and "Mr. Logan flew back ... into some bushes." Next, said Lowe, a man sprang out of the car, apparently carrying a handgun, and walked up to Logan. Just then, Ginger lunged at...

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