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August 1979
New Republic;8/25/79, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p3
Focuses on the civil law suit filed by the Washington D.C. Police Department against Mayor Frank L. Rizzo and 20 other municipal officials and police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Statements of Rizzo regarding the lawsuit; Impact of Rizzo's invitation to reporters for a raid on the Black Panthers in August 1970 on his political stature; Involvement of the police in law-and-order disputes; Overview of the social tension in the United States.


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