Houston's Illness

Blum, David
July 1978
New Republic;7/8/78-7/15/78, Vol. 179 Issue 2/3, p12
Focuses on the incidence of crime in Houston, Texas. Former mayor Fred Hofheinz's view that the illness is a tolerance and fear of a police department that brutalizes the people it is empowered to protect; Abundance of weapons in the city; Case that is the first to result in indictments against police officers involved under the Federal Civil Rights Act; Houston police officials' promise to increase the recruitment of minority policemen; Attempt of the police officers' association to clean up its professional image.


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