Police Violence in America, 1869–1920: 256 Incidents by Kerry Segrave PDF

By Kerry Segrave

ISBN-10: 1476664838

ISBN-13: 9781476664835

Police violence isn't a brand new phenomenon. within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, cops in the United States assaulted or killed many traditional voters, frequently in the course of unsuitable detainments or arrests the place no risk existed or no crime were dedicated. in keeping with hundreds and hundreds of newspaper bills from 1869 via 1920, this historical past presents a chronological directory of interactions among police and unarmed voters during which the citizens—some of them minors—were assaulted or killed. Police who devoted such acts frequently lied to guard themselves, assisted by way of fellow officials and inspiring the media to demonize the sufferers. the writer presents info at the prosecution and punishment of officials the place available.

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