Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-'68 Volume 4

Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-'68 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of the district plan, is this: In case of riotous proceedings, all the force of the district may be readily concentrated at a single point. Identity of interests render the district plan desirable. The settlements are almost continuous throughout our Capital Police district, all requiring common protection. Smaller places like Greenbush, West Troy, Green Island, Cohoes and Lansingburgh, could not or would not have police organizations sufficient for protection against raids from larger places, while under the isolated police power they must rely upon themselves, and cannot have help from their neighbors; under the district plan, as at present, all the police may be concentrated from all the places of the district to put down criminal demonstrations in any one locality therein. As to the expense of the system, a fact or two may here be mentioned. Under the old municipal organization, which the majority of the committee on cities would revive, as I conceive, in the most obnoxious form, the police expenses of Troy, and upon a specie basis, amounted to about $50,000 a year; now, with prices enhanced for services of all kinds, some 50 per cent, the cost of the Capital Police to our city is less than $30,000. Again, under the old police organization of Troy, "West Troy, &c, little protection was afforded; the people got little except partizan machines for their money, and the losses from thefts, burglaries and incendiarisms, amounted to mupu more than the entire cost of our present police; now, an the other hand, positive protection is afforded. In the consideration of this subject, the fact should be recognized that a different system is now necessary for the government of cities than that which prevailed, and worked, perhaps for most more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563212
  • 9781236563217