The History of Police Oppression in America

From Slave Patrols to Election Police

Depending on what section of the country you lived in, Police forces had completely different origins. In the North, it was all about the protection of property, and tamping down on prostitution and gambling. Private companies started hiring part-time night watchmen, then economies of scale made it possible to have full-time…

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William Spivey

William Spivey

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