Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-68 Volume 4, Nos. 91-122

Documents of the Convention of the State of New York, 1867-68 Volume 4, Nos. 91-122

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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: ...the order-loving and law-abiding people--without respect to party--of Troy and the adjacent villages embraced within the district, when I declare, with all the earnestness of sincere conviction, that its continuance is deemed by them vital to their security. It has given us peace and good order, whereas before the system was put in operation, and under the municipal plan of police, crime was rampant, and criminals were seldom brought to justice. The district plan of police is one of its chief merits. It is less expensive, for it requires little more than the same machinery necessary for a single place. All officers possess equal power throughout the district; otherwise, and as the majority of the committee on cities propose, officers would be limited to one place, and going beyond that place into another county, delays would be inevitable in pursuing criminals, and justice often baffled. Another great advantage 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 renders 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 more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236588517