Police: Behind the Blue Curtain

There will be no respect for the law until there is a respect for the rights of others. In the meantime, the police will be at the eye of the storm: a subject of intense controversy, not because they are responsible for the conditions with which they deal but because, like the mountain, they are there.

Attorney General Ramsey Clark's words last week were directed at a group of men who knew all too well what he was talking about. The occasion was the 74th annual meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in Kansas City, Mo. With...

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