A famous self hating white liberal, the late Sen. Alan Cranston of California, was held up by three armed blacks as he walked the few feet from his car to his office in the Senate Office Building. Perhaps in deference to his well known bias in favour of blacks the bandits did not shoot him down and leave him to die in the gutter, as they did to others.
At that time the city schools were about to close because of a strike by the school custodians. The Asst. U.S. Atty. for the District of Columbia was indicted for taking bribes and the first Jewish Governor of Maryland, which embraced some of Washington’s suburbs, was on trial for bribery and corruption. A few days later, the nude, stabbed body of a Congressional aide and holder of a number of official positions in Washington, was found dead at the Iwo Jima Memorial, which was one of the most famous homosexual trysting places in the world.