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Police in South Get Special Equipment for Synagogue Protection

Synagogue leaders in some Southern cities today asked police about security measures and raised the question of engaging private armed guards on a 24-hour basis. Police gave full cooperation and reassurance of protection, but asked that moves taken be given no publicity.

However, it was made known in one city that special equipment was issued to police assigned to a synagogue protection detail. This was described as a new method of electronic surveillance. Orders were also given to shoot to kill if saboteurs failed to heed police.