Nation: Corruption by Consent

The Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce and the city's entire business community are deeply shocked at the indictment today of Mayor Addonizio, three members of the city council and other officials.

THIS outraged statement notwithstanding, Newark's business leaders had little reason to be shocked by last week's indictments. Crime and corruption have long been blatantly evident in what may well be the Mafia capital of the U.S. After the city's bloody 1967 race riot, for example, a special Governor's commission laid much of the blame to "a widespread belief that Newark's government is corrupt."...

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