Rough justice. (cover story)

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      Asks the question of the Los Angeles police beating of a motorist, `how does a group of otherwise normal people turn into a mob capable of this kind of savagery?' Social and personal dimensions; Dangerous, brutalizing work American police do; Fighting an unwinnable war with atrocities committed on both sides; Exerting social control by exemplary doses of terror, on the conceit that violence is the only language the victim understands.