Nation: Up Scope

"I think America is lacking in men with, if I may use the term, male go-nads," said Los Angeles Police Chief Edward Davis, "men who are willing to stand up and fight for what they believe is right." Then the chief requested a 161% budget hike for fiscal 1971 —from $97 million to $113 million. With that, he would beef up his force to 7,010 men and increase his air force from four helicopters to ten.

Some Angelenos were startled when Davis announced that besides his army and air force, next year he would be needing a navy as well. Although Davis...

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