Angry Aftermath of a Shootout

Memphis police are under fire after a bloody siege

At first the outcome seemed but the tragic last act in a weird drama pitting police against crazed cultists. But as fresh details began to emerge about the bloody siege that left one policeman and seven blacks dead in Memphis two weeks ago, the judgment and conduct of police officials in handling the 30-hr. ordeal triggered a citywide debate and at least one federal probe. Said Maxine Smith, executive secretary of the Memphis chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.: "The police did not go into the house to apprehend, but to kill." Ray Maples, president...

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