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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 09, 1912, Image 12

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HEARST'S AMERICAN ON POLICE-PROTECTED MURDER
IN NEW YORKHOW ABOUT CHICAGO
"Jack Zeligv the principal wit
ness, the man who in a few days
would have been on the stand (in
the Becker trial) describing the
combination of blackmail and
murder that distinguishes New
York City, was shot dead in the
public street.
"What do the people think of
the system of crime, extortion
and murder carried on as agen
cies of revenue in a gteat city de
partment under Mr. Gaynor s ad
ministration. "What do the people think of
Mr. Gaynor and of the police
force of which he is the head?
"Is it not time to put an end to
the shameful, incompetent and
disgraceful administration of Mr.
Gaynor the first man to preside
over New York City with
combined murder and blackmail
flourishing, not only without po
lice interference, but under police
orders; and under police direc
tion?" These paragraphs are from an
editorial in today's issue of
Hearst's Chicago Evening Amer
ican. Would it not be well for the
Chicago Evening American to
dig the beam out of its own eye
before it begins worrying about
any motes in New York's?
Frank Witt was shot dead in
the public street by Hearst gun
men, who wore police stars.
George Hehr was shot dead in
the public street by Hearst gun
men who wore police stars.
What do the people think of the
system of crime, extortion and
murder carried on at the behest of
Hearst in a great city department
under Mr. Harrison's administra
tion? What do the people think of
MR. HARRISON and of the po- -lice
force of which he is the head?
Is it not time to put an end to
the shameful, incompetent and
disgraceful administration of Mr.
Harrison the firstjnan to pre
side 'over Chicago with murder
1 flourishing in the very police,.
force itself? ,
The police force of New Ybrk
at least hired thugs to do its dif ty
work. . The gunmen of the Chi
cago police wear stars.
The gunmen who murdered
Gambler Rosenthal arcunder ar
rest in New York. Lieut. Becker
has been stripped of his star and
is now on trial for murder.
The gunmen who murdered
Frank Witt and George Hehr are
still at liberty. They still wear
stars, and although coroner's
juries held them without bail to-
the grand jury, their cases never
have been presented to the grand
jury and they were released on
bail.
Woman's Last Word
Mn Pesk By jingo, I had a
funny dr"eam last night It seemed'
that I was away off in South Af
rica, where diamonds were lying
all around in heaps.
Mrs. Peck Did you see anyf
as small as the one in the engage-
ment ring you gave me?
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