Newspapers: Mabley's Martyrs

Perhaps it could only happen in the strange land of Chicago journalism, but there it was. One of the city's top editors was leading a drive to raise money to defend Chicago cops against charges that they had beaten up reporters during the Democratic National Convention. Although some Chicago editors had treated the police violence gingerly all along, the stand by Jack Mabley, associate editor of Chicago's American, disregarded any sympathy for the abused newsmen and started another caustic press controversy.

When the Chicago police department began to discipline some of its patrol men for their part in the convention dis...

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