STATES & CITIES: Industrial Police

The Coal & Iron Police of Pennsylvania have been for years a cause of fury to union labor and organized liberals. Recruited to protect corporate property, their strong-arm work has on occasion become nationally notorious. Crowning brutality occurred two years ago when three Coal & Iron policemen quarreled with one John Barcoski, Polish miner, while he was on his way to work. They beat him, bent a poker over his head, left him dead. Two of the officers were convicted of manslaughter.

In accordance with his pre-election pledge, Governor Gifford Pinchot* last...

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