Law Enforcement: Such Sweet Sorrow

Such Sweet Sorrow

Some folks just can't take a hint. Critics have demanded the ouster of Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates ever since the brutal beating of a black motorist by white L.A.P.D. officers last March was videotaped and aired repeatedly on national TV. When a commission headed by former Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher recommended new leadership for the force in early July, Gates said he had no intention of "running away." Later, when two members of the city council announced that Gates had agreed to retire by the end of this year, the chief suggested he might keep his job...

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