The Wrathful Patriot; A Satire on National Evils
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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Free from the felon stripes and cell condign. Corruption triumphs with each battle won, And Justice shivers when the shame is done. Humiliating' Oft have we seen a public guardian true the Police. Who wears the star and uniform of blue, At midnight hours in bloody battle meet A prowling robber on the darkened street. The bleeding officer who battles well, Soon lands the swearing villain in a cell. Next at the bar ere many hours have rolled, Before the winking court the tale is told, Meanwhile the 'pull' is worked and it procures The perjured evidence the court endures. Howe'er apparent the deception be, The case is fixed, the prisoner goes free. The truckling judge to hide his cunning hand, Gives the Police a stinging reprimand, And the brave cop with heart unknown to fear, Unjustly stung, departs while felons jeer. Mob Violence. The Cause. ' Our upright citizens have often blushed At tales of lynchings which might well be hushed, When raiding mobs in hours of night assail And drag an untried captive from the jail. Deaf to all pleas, the lawless lynchers take The trembling victim to the dreadful stake; Devoid of mercy chain with eager hands, Apply the torch and heap the burning brands; While dying shrieks re-echo on the night, And shamed Columbia trembles at the sight. For deeds like this, just punishment awaits Within the pale of Satan's hopeless gates. And yet perchance, such acts we 'd ne 'er endure If crimes were punished and the courts were pure. It is the gloomy ever-haunting fear Of truth perverted and corruption near; The dread that guilty scoundrels may avoid Their just deserts by legal tricks employed, That rouses savages with vengeful ire To murder prisoners with noose or fire. No land can be from violence exempt When its Judiciary...
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