The Law: Rampage in New York

This is Mayor Lindsay speaking to the men on the Tombs' eleventh floor. I will meet personally with your representatives immediately upon the release by you, unharmed, of all of the hostages.

In that dramatic radio appeal last week, New York City's John Lindsay dickered for the lives of 17 hostages seized by incensed prisoners at the infamous Tombs, known officially as the Manhattan House of Detention for Men. Two and a half hours later, the hostages walked out unharmed and Lindsay walked in to fulfill his part of the bargain. For three hours he listened to a litany of old but...