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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1915, GARMENT WORKERS' SPECIAL EDITION, Image 1

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An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 5, NO. 35 Chicago, Saturday, November 6, 1915 398
When Labor Is on a Strike Many Stories Are Given Out
by the Cops and Many Stories Are Kept Dark!
The Police Tell Your Newspapers Only the Stories
That Make All the Cops Look Like Heroes How If;
Works in the Garment Strike.
Who is worth believing in this gar
ment strike? Suppose we throw out
all testimony of strikers. Suppose
we don't listen for a minute to any
thing that men, women and girls of
the union are saying about the police
handling of the strike. That will
leave as witnesses these two groups
of people:
1. The policemen on strike duty
and their officers. They say the strik
ers form mobs and attack the police.
They say strikers break into the
homes of strikebreakers and commit
acts of violence.
2. Clubwomen and social -workers
who have actually been on the picket
lines and on premises near the strike
bound shops and seen with their own
eyes what is zoiaz on. Aldermen
and citizens who have been eyewit
nesses of how city police and private
police handle strikers. Non-combatants
who have no sympathies one
way or the other in the strike, but
who have been arrested or manhan
dled by policemen or sluggers. These
witnesses give the numbers of police
officers and they identify sluggers
who have taken part in flagrant acts
of violence.
These witnesses say it is impossi
ble for them' to understand how po
lice paid from public moneys to keep
peace are permitted by the city gov
ernment and the public opinion of
Chicago to go on day after day com
mitting known specific acts of vio
lence and piling up a record of false
Before we look over these wit-
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