When A State Goes Dry; A Brief Study In Law Enforcement

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byFrederick Omar Blue

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...those whose names appeared on the list were appointed to the force. And the names of those who appeared on the list as made up by the bosses represented the men who would do the will of the bosses! Was the force loyal to the mayor? No. What obligation did any member of the force feel to the mayor? What had the mayor to do with the selection of any man on the force? The selection had been made by others, and to others they owed their fealty and their loyalty. Vice deals with the bosses. The open, commercialized, segregated district, the open, commercialized gambling place, do not deal with the mayor. That is, not with money, nor directly. Yet such violators are not prosecuted. They are "protected." The mayor does not receive any money from such violators, but the bosses do, and in exchange for money received by the bosses from such violators, the bosses give protection! The bosses--well, they prosper, as the world goes, at least for a time--they are not answerable to the public for good government. The mayor--well, the bosses took him upon an exceedingly high mountain. They showed him political kingdoms, with a promise that the kingdoms should be his. They educated the mayor to believe that he "might hurt the party," as well as himself politically, if he were "too drastic" in his efforts to enforce the city ordinances. And again, they impressed his mind with the notion that the good people of the city are "impractical in things political" and "cannot be depended upon anyway!" Is there any wonder at the growing demand that the people shall have within themselves the right of recall? The police--well, the police know the mayor is the appointing power in name only, and that the bosses are the real appointing power. The orders to the police come from...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...those whose names appeared on the list were appointed to the force. And the names of those who appeared on the list as ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217421369

ISBN - 13:9780217421362

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