From the October 1966 magazine.

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Plea for Skid-Row Derelict

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Judge John M. Murtagh of the New York Criminal Court has said throwing skid row derelicts into jail does not solve their problems, and "We should be using our police to help these unfortunates, not to arrest them.

"It is high time we realized that there is no justification for the arrest of derelicts," he said.

"In the United States we are talking about an anti-poverty...