The Law: Israel's Tough Cop

"The task of the police in 1976 is almost impossible," says Inspector General Shaul Rosolio, 53, a lifelong cop with the build of an ironworker who heads Israel's 17,000-officer national police force. Rosolio toils in that meager patch of the possible, searching for more effective ways of beating back a rising tide of crime. Israel's growing cities now provide the anonymity so useful to criminals. Raging inflation has widened the gap between rich and poor, leaving some Israelis ready to steal their share of the new affluence. Worse, more and more citizens, long...

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