Nation: Support for the Professionals

Violence in America's cities, a burning issue in the nation today, seems likely to persist as a major theme through the 1968 presidential elections. With that thought in mind, Lyndon Johnson last week flew to Kansas City, Mo., to present the forgathered police chiefs of 350 U.S. and Canadian cities with his own program and prescriptions for coping with urban anarchy. To judge by the reception accorded him at the 74th annual convention of the International Association of Police Chiefs (see THE LAW), the President and the professionals are on the same wave length.

Johnson asked the cops' backing for two riot-related...

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