From College To Cops

The Police Corps would trade tuition for four years on patrol

More cops! Everyone wants them, and everyone believes they are too expensive. Or almost everyone.

An idea that has been kicking around for nearly a decade is at last heading for a vote in the Senate. Called the Police Corps, it could dramatically increase the number of men and women patrolling America's cities.

The Police Corps is the brainchild of Adam Walinsky, a former top aide to Robert Kennedy. Its congressional sponsors run the ideological gamut. In the House the chief proponents are liberal Democrat John Lewis of Atlanta, who views the legislation as "vital" for his fellow blacks, and conservative...

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