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NYPD Infiltrated Liberal Groups

Documents show the New York Police Department has infiltrated liberal political groups and kept intelligence files on activists. The NYPD says it's part of its counter-terror efforts, but many activists are concerned about civil liberties.

March 21, 1951 - Naming Names And Selective Amnesia.

March 21, 1951. N.Y. Crime Committee Hearings. Former Mayor-now Ambassador O'Dwyer grilled on cash payments. Korean War. U.S. troops advance to little resistance. 1,100 casualties this month. 56,000 casualties so far since it started. Call for joint meeting between Labor and Management. Deputy Foreign Ministers at Big 4 Conference in Paris reach no conclusions. HUAC Hearings start, focusing on Hollywood. And Government concludes it's case against three defendants in spy hearings. Defendant Julius Rosenberg denies any part in spy ring.

January 30, 1948 - Gandhi Assassinated.

News of this day for January 30, 1948 - reports and eyewitness accounts of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi. Other news - opening day of 1948 Winter Olympics, the spy trial in Canada, the politics on Capitol Hill and The Cold War, as usual.