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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1911, Image 1

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.,.,:-, Chicago,- Saturday; CpgrH. 191.1 .-v
HAVING STARTED.SOMETHING, WILL THE
. , 'ADMINISTRATION GO CLEAfc THROUGH?
OrsWill the Vice Clean-up MerelyChase Inmates ofthe
-Levee 'Out, Into the Residence Districts? Why Not t
' Go Aitei the Men Who Pr6fit8y Vice? ' "
'WSdoh'tk'now'tne'ptirposeof the present crusade against vice
and what looks, like atgeneraPshake-up intjie pqlice department.
"But in' some respects, it -looks like tHe"old-fashidned''-fake cru
sade. - -
j The ciyjlrservice commission,. isholduigsdjenin 'Sessions. They
are-sexamining police-officers. And the daily newspapers are'fiiled
with reportsaboufc the wonderful meetings', "the questions of the
owHwise commissioners jand," the feeble" answers of the"ightened
copi '-''' - jt " s : ; ' -
vt ..Thursday, the shake-up .hit. the West Side.- One inspector, one
captiajn and twp lieutenants' .got the axe. And that night the.Des
plainesstreetfstation $as as gloomy as a funeral.
-5Thu charges" uponwhiclr the officers 'were suspended were:
permjttjng gambling, soliciting on streets and in saloons, dance, halls
and concert halls f permitting saloons to violate the 1 o'clock closing
ordinance; permitting intoxicating liquors-to be sold in-disorderly,
houespermitting'disojderly-houses to -be conducted- on streets
having street car lines'; failing to issueand enforce orders to-themen
to suppress these violations 4of1aw.
In examining witnesses before the civil, service commission,
practically alK of the questions asked thepolice 'officers concerned
only saloonists, gamblers and prostitutes.
- And the. activity -of the mayor and f he. police department has , .,
been , directed against tjiese offenders of law and, morality
And wherever the police have been goaded to action by the civil
servjeeycommission, they have gone hunting; saloon-keepers, gam- ' $
Diers .ano. prostitutes. . , -. .. '
There is-' a chase on nqw The big politicians and .their big po
licemen anebravely, corageous'ly, Heroically we might add. hyster-

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