Crime: Worse than Mississippi?

Even as Republican speakers in San Francisco deplored street violence in the nation's big cities, such violence broke out anew in New York City.

A full-scale riot by some 300 angry, weeping, shouting teenagers, most of them Negro, erupted outside a summer-session junior high school after an off-duty police lieutenant shot and killed a Negro youth, James Powell, 15. Police and student versions of the shooting varied sharply, but all agreed that a white building superintendent had sprayed water on Powell and two other Negro youths while hosing an area in front...

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