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by Peter Moskos

September 27, 2015

"Stop sobbing for the criminal--Sob for his victim!"

Just browsing the 1921 Annual NYPD Report, as you do.

3 comments:

David Woycechowsky said...

I guess the rules of evidence weren't as strict back then.

john mosby said...

Was this pamphlet just deflective feel-good propaganda for a PD that was actually in league with the bad guys? I'm thinking that the NYPD of 1921 (prohibition and all that) was bought and paid for by OC...

JSM

Peter Moskos said...

Actually there's large and surprisingly passionate attack on Prohibition in the report. Says it can't work and will divide the police and public!