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Police Commissioner Names Committee to Probe Disturbances Arising from Sale of “social Justice

Declaring the police department must be impartial in its handling of disturbances arising from sale of Father Charles E. Coughlin’s magazine Social Justice and rival publications, Police Commissioner Valentine today appointed a committee headed by Byrnes MacDonald, a former deputy police commissioner, to investigate the entire problem. Appointment of the committee followed receipt of many letters complaining that police were showing partiality in the disturbances, many of which developed into cases of assault.