Crime: To Free the Captive

In his second annual message on crime, Lyndon Johnson last week proposed a program aimed, like much of his recent legislation, at spurring local initiative with federal cash. Lamenting "years of neglect" in this field, the President urged Congress to mount a realistic and comprehensive attack on a threat that, as he put it, "can turn us into a nation of captives imprisoned nightly behind chained doors, double locks, barred windows." Key proposals:

> Intensification of a Justice Department program—with a $6,500,000 increase (to $13.7 million) in financial support—designed to encourage...

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