Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)


Excerpts from a speech delivered on June 17, 1969, as part of a TV-Workshop Lecture Series on The Oficer and The Law, under the auspices of the lnstitute for Community Development and Services, Continuing Education Service and School of Police Administration and Public Safety, M. S. U.

Many of the legal problems presented by an inner city riot involve general legislation with which you are all familiar-e.g., provisions relating to the law of arrest, police interrogation, and the definition of such substantive crimes as larceny from a building, breaking and entry with intent to commit a felony, etc. We do have, however, a small group of statutes that are aimed specifically at the suppression of riots. Our discussion today will concentrate primarily on these special "riot statutes."