CRIME: The Summing Up

The epicenter of U.S. sin & corruption, the Kefauver committee indicated in its hefty report last week, is now located squarely in the middle of New York City. The committee spent but seven pages on Miami, brushed off St. Louis with three, and devoted only ten to Chicago itself.

But it turned out 35 full pages of indignant prose on Gotham and, in its criticism of U.S. officials, reserved its bitterest and most lengthy blasts for New York's ex-Mayor William O'Dwyer, now U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

O'Dwyer, the committee charged, had contributed directly and indirectly "to the growth of organized crime, racketeering...

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