Category: police

Policeman and a child at Danbury State Fair, Danbury, Connecticut, October 1963. Photographed by Ronald Reis.

A policewoman plays with local kids in Harlem, NYC, 1978. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

“Riot at… a new U.S. federal housing project, caused by white neighbors’ attempt to prevent Negro tenants from moving in. Police arresting a Negro.”

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It seems like the people causing the riot should be the ones getting arrested.

Photo source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017844741/

Porsches, BMWs, and Mercedes: Photos of Western-spec police cars used in the USSR.

Cop and boys, New York, 1940s.

Police trade shots with barricaded suspect, Los Angeles, Feb. 17, 1938

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Here’s the story from the LA Times.

The bodies of a deputy city marshal and his helper – shot and killed by George Farley as they tried to serve an eviction notice on him – lie in front of a barricaded home. They were Deputy Marshal T. Dwight Crittenden and Leon W. Romer, both 60.

Farley, 55, was wounded five times and captured after police stormed the house. He was later convicted of two counts of manslaughter and ordered to serve 10 to 20 years in San Quentin State Prison.

Here’s the street today. Seems like the area became an industrial district. It’s weird to see a few single family homes left, must be old people.

Police evidence photograph of an assault victim’s bruising and bandaged fingers, Los Angeles, California, February 6, 1950

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Traffic Squad Police, July 20, 1911

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Abandoned baby sleeping in desk drawer at Los Angeles police station, 1971.

A state police at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.