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Ifine and escapes imprisonment--the poor man -goes to prison, because he"
has no money to pay the line. And both have contempt for such, a law.
The. boys of today see the Jaw impersonated in a uniformed policeman
with blue uniform, brass buttons and a wicked club. And every boy who
is arrested on ax trivial, charge, or no charge at all, hates the policeman and
hates the law,
When.io'hcemen and their clubs are used to help employers win their,
battles against worMngmen who are striking for their rights they make
those workingmen hate the Iawbecause it does not mean justice, but really
means that might makes right
When children fear policemen they fear the law and children can't
love what they fear. Neither can grown people. ,
Recently an. auto driver, while violating the law, killed a human being:
He was convicted and sent to the penitentiary for 14 years. A few days
later the driver of a Tribune auto .killed a human being. The coroner's jury
found that the murdered man "ran. into and fell under" an auto truck owned
by The Tribune Company, But nobody expects that any agent of The
Tribune is going to the pen for that kilting.
And nobody will respect a law that makes a poor chauffeur a convict &
and lets the rich Tribune go iree. ;T
Whflft nTI thts irnmaJlgutfarn'of v?rA nnfl rrrimi is cm. T miah Rnmphrvhr &
" a .- ' jj
had the courage to investigate the relation of Chicago's .newspapers to vice,
hiq QTrntnrrD mtmitk' ni?triur
"A boat upon the river is
The place on -a. summer night.
But one needs a damsel with him
- sJusttokeepMt balanced right."