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HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STRIKE
BUT OFFICER BEAT HIM UP ANYWAY
Pictures Taken of John Handman A fter Officer Got Through With Him
Joseph. Handman, a plasterer out
of work, was walking on Milwaukee
av. near North av., last Friday,
Numbers of striking garment
workers were moving up and down
past him and by the shops that they
had quit in their fight for a-decent
wage. Cops were darting here and
there, making arrests or beating
clothing, workers at their pleasure.
A policeman clubbed a little fellow
and he ran. The heavy, red-faced
cop pursued him, club in hand. The
boy ran past Handman. The police--man
followed, but as he passed,
bumped into the plasterer.
According to Handman, the cop
turned and, from behind, struck fiim
on the head with his club, knocking
The cop then gave up his chase off
the boy and returned to the uncon-i
scious plasterer and, according to wit
nesses,, began beating "him again in
an effort to get him on his feet.
A washwoman, Mrs. Victoria Woj
ciz of 1643 N. Lincoln st, ran up to
the policeman and begged him not
to beat the plasterer, who had not in
f ered in. the strike troubles.
She was pushed by the cop, she-,
claims, and fefrto- the sidewalk. The
policeman stood Handman on his,
feet and hit him again.
Mrs. Wojciz, unable to bear -the
scene, picked up Handman's hat, as
she says, to distract the policeman's
attention from the bleeding man. She,
ran with the hat.