A policeman chatting with toddler boys. Garden City, NY, 1942, by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Clearly these two are up to no good. More work by Eisenstaedt here.
Those little tykes could be anyone. Axis spies, leftist agitators, reefer kingpins. For all we know, they consort with fast women and mulatto trumpet players. This vigilant officer should be commended for leaving no stone unturned.