Education: Dartmouth's Student Cops

New York's subway police learn un poco de español

A man clutches his chest and falls to the floor, as if from a stroke. Bystanders do nothing as two men swoop down and begin to pick the victim's pockets. From the shadows, three subway cops lunge at the thieves, shouting "iNo se muevan!" (Spanish for "Don't move!").

Such underground violence is the dread of many urbanites, but this particular example took place last week in rural New Hampshire. The participants were 26 New York City transit police who went to Dartmouth College for 14 days of total immersion in Spanish. Of the city's...

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