Miscellany: Policemen

Are U. S. policemen in the main, abnormally stupid and U. S. detectives, as a class, even thicker-witted? This thesis was vigorously advanced at London last week by onetime Lord Mayor of Norwich Dr. G. A. Pope, who has just completed an exhaustive study of U. S. policemen and police methods.

Said Dr. Pope, quoting from his research: "An ordinary chauffeur is probably more intelligent than the average American police detective, or 'gum-shoer' in the popular idiom. In no phase of police work has the weakness of the American system been more conspicuous...

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