Philadelphia: Investigating a Disaster

Investigating a Disaster

In West Philadelphia, a crane and bulldozer leveled the charred ruins of the neighborhood destroyed when police bombed a cult group's stronghold. In city hall, Mayor W. Wilson Goode named a commission to assess his administration's performance in the crisis. The panel is led by William H. Brown III, a former chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and includes former Watergate Prosecutor Henry S. Ruth Jr. Said Goode: "I tried very hard to find people with an independent thought process. I want the truth." The same day, Managing Director Leo Brooks, who helped direct the assault on the Move...

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