Wanted: Better Police Education
by The Editorial Board - 1937
ACCORDING to the unimpeachable authority of the American Civil Liberties Union, 24 strikers, one police officer, and no non- striking workers (i.e., "scabs") were killed in industrial disputes in the United States from January 1 to July 31, 1937. This is a sorry picture and suggests that the prejudice aroused against organized labor based on alleged acts of violence is largely without foundation. The figures imply that far greater violence is used against strikers, especially on picket lines, than by them.
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