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Mixed Blessing

New York City's new approach to drunks, which involves not arresting them as loiterers, may be a mixed blessing, according to the city's correction Commissioner, George F. McGrath. At the start of last winter, McGrath said "half a dozen" Bowery derelicts might freeze to death on the season's first cold night, where before they would have spent the night in a warm jail.

McGrath issued a call for "some kind of drastic change in the city's policy," according to the Newark Evening News.

"We are not getting these people anymore," he said, "and I am worried about... Login to read more
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