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"TftE ORIGINAL INVENT OR OF BRIGHT SCHEMES
As the original inventor of
bright schemes, you've certainly
got to hand it to Andy Lawrence.
The latest scheme Andy has
rushed forward with is a reorgan
ization of the police forcej and the
simplicity and beauty of Andy's
reorganization scheme is beyond
Of course, right now Andy
comes pretty near owning the en
tire polfce force, since he can
through his private civil service
commission, separate any officer
he doesn't like from his, job.
But evidently Andy has found
his present method of control,
with its frequent investigations
and reorganizations and scandals,
too strenuous, involving too mtlch
hard labor. T "
So observe the beautiful sim
plicity of the new idea, which is
- To entirely reorganise the
force into four divisions, the uni
formed force, an administrative
department, the detective bureau
and a secret service branch.
As Andy explain" it, the chief
object of this scheme is to take
the force out of politics arid hand
it to a political bogs.
Andy says that under this re
organization the uniformed force
would be a kind of military insti
tutioiywith no other wprk be
sides pp.troHing the streets, ar
resting 'offenders, voting" the
"right" way and contributing to
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This would really take the-Uni
formed force out of polities, since
tributing to campaign funds is
not being in politics, but merely
being1 used by politics.
Thus, by taking the uniformed
men out of politics, whoever hap
pened to be boss would be saved
the trouble df watching that part
of the force to see that it behaved
itself and did not grab anything
The administrative department
Would be quite -small, buttery ef
fective. It could be stationed
somewhere under the b6ss direct
Ordejsaifd could keep: all the records-and
see the uniformed men
vpted 'right' or Avere fired.
The detective bureau" also
could be made more useful. It
could be more isolated, could be
able tp makp a bigger noise about
its sTeuthlrig and be more effec
tive iri hreaking strikes.
But (he 'real true beauty of
Aridy's idea lies in the secret
service branch part of nV
As We understand it, this
branch is to be an entirely secret
branch indeed, and also is to
have entire charge of all secret
matters relating to' vice, saloons,
cafes, Iance halls, etc. '
This part also could le taken
out of politics, an'd, after being
taken out, assigned to himself by
the boss as his private property.
Do you get it? All the scandal
in ponce departments comes
through the regulation ofvice,
saloons, dance halls and cafes.
bo the game might be to hand
this part of the police work over
to a select and strictly private and
voting the "right" way and con- J secret branch of the force, which M