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Dead Mans Tale

Dead Mans Tale

Broadcast: September 30, 1949
Added: Oct 23 2020

The situation described in tonight's case from the files of your FBI is the situation of a local police force anxious to do a job but being prevented because of political shackles is not an isolated instance. There are for examples few jurisdictions where gambling is legal and yet only the blind can truthfully say that they see no gambling in virtually every community in the country. In a few such instances the laws are inadequate or antiquated and should be rewritten to fit present day conditions. In the overwhelming majority of cases however the laws are sufficient but law enforcement officers are restrained from functioning. Only one thing can free them to do their appointed jobs and that is an aroused public. 

Listen to the end for a message from J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI.