nist strategy to convert the courtroom
into a forum to discredit the judicial
processes. For the most part, the technique of the smear has been devised
by Communist lawyers, skilled in concealing foul and despicable acts behind the Fifth Amendment. They employ tactics which even the unscrupulous underworld "mouthpiece'' would
frown upon as improper.
The Communist owes no allegiance
to God, to his family or to his country.
He owes it only to the party and will
do anything the party commands him
to do. He will lie, cheat, steal or do
anything for the Communist cause.
The inroads that Communist propaganda have made in influencing law-
abiding Americans, who fail to realize
that criminal conspiracies are conceived behind closed doors under the
cover of darkness, are disheartening.
It is through the efforts of confidential
informants that we have been able to
expose the Communist conspiracy in
the past and through them we must
stake much of the future security of
the United States. That is why such a
vicious and sustained attack has been
made against former Communists who
have first-hand knowledge of the
secret, diabolical purposes of the
Those now furthering the campaign
of vituperation against witnesses say
that the Communist menace is a myth
created by those who testified against
it. Therefore, to destroy the myth,
they feel it is necessary to destroy the
witnesses. They refuse to recognize
the Communist enslavement of one
third of the world's people and one
fourth of the world's surface. These
witnesses have been cross-examined
in our courts, observed by judges and
juries and they have been brought
under the penetrating eye of the
The Communists, bent on weakening our American way of life, have
now turned to enlist other individuals
and groups to convey propaganda designed to discredit truth.
It is through the "pseudo liberals"
that the Communists do some of their
most destructive work. These fictitious
liberals are the individuals who
through insidiously slanted and sly
propagandistic writings and reports
oppose urgently needed internal security measures; conduct a one-sided
campaign to discredit government
witnesses; present the menace of communism as a myth of hysteria; urge
that we tolerate the subversive acts of
Communists because Communists are
only "nonconformists;" contend that
the Communist party is a "political"
movement and that it is improper to
consider it a criminal conspiracy
linked to a world conspiracy to overthrow our government by force and
Constructive criticism and constant
evaluation of methods, procedures
and accomplishments in an objective
manner is the way to progress. But,
the eagerness of some to attack everyone and everything related to the exposure of the Communist conspiracy
in this country is hardly the mark of a
true liberal. Indeed, the true liberal
is opposed to everything communism
represents, for the very nature of communism is the antithesis of liberalism.
. . . We cannot minimize the hate of
the underworld whether it be the underworld of hoodlums or the underworld of subversive traitors and its
urgent desire also to identify and discredit the confidential informant.
There needs to be a greater effort to
protect those who risk their lives for
the protection of society.
It is almost a daily occurrence for
FBI Agents to convey information secured from confidential informants to
local police which, for example,
cleared up 300 burglaries in one case.
In another case, 47 stolen cars were
recovered and, in still another instance, a million-dollar robbery was
thwarted. Without this two-way street
of exchange of information, many
crimes would go unsolved.
CRIME RATE INCREASING
FASTER THAN POPULATION
In recent years, the nation's law enforcement agencies have been under
severe pressures. The crime problem
after World War II followed the trend
of history with a steady and alarming
The crime picture is a national disgrace. Since the end of the war, the
number of serious crimes has increased 62.7 per cent, while our population increased only 21.3 per cent. On
the basis of what we now know, the
next ten years will witness a
cent increase in crime over pJJ
levels, while our population will
crease only 15 per cent.
Crime has taken on such pro!
tions that one out of every seven
homes will be victimized this y1
while one out of every fifteen pers
in the United States has been arres
for an offense more serious tbm
traffic violation. Last year, more f
two million major crimes were M
mitted, while there were eighteen'
one-half million lesser offenses.
Of immediate concern is the pi*
trend of juvenile delinquency,
I prefer to call adult delinquency
cause of the apathy and failure ol
many parents to assume their pn"
responsibilities. Last year, an
mated 519 thousand children, ag
through 17, were arrested, or on*]
of every 38 boys and girls in this1
Much of our juvenile crime m
is due to the fact that we as a >'•'
have failed in maintaining family; quick]
straint and family discipline and legally
"' we cri
have not taught the youngs!
velop self-discipline. The j")
ingle has resulted
spiritual and moral training
jungle has resulted from insuwl
youth learns to know, respe^-j
obey the teachings of Almighty ,
we can never expect them to
civil law or the laws of society j
The crime problem is es-
youth problem. Law enforei
the entire community must c°j °n, <
trate more and more on the Pfl! ("' ",s
of the juvenile. Last year
».g a i
cent of all persons arrested i°\,
theft were under 18 years "
Forty-nine per cent of all pers"'
rested for burglary and 43.0 I"1
of the persons arrested for ' "\
were in the same age group. I sm| 0c ■ e
that this alarming condition WO*, tifi^avv
Teen age boys are herded in a group in Brooklyn's Borough Park Police Station after po''c '
46 youngsters in preventing a "revenge fight" between rival gangs.
Facts Fonuw News, Febrai