Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?

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BONUSES FOR CONVICTIONS

Daniel D. Cronin Captain of Police, Denver, Colorado

THERE is an efficient and economical plan which would reduce our present force of enforcers 25% to 50% throughout the land.

All undercover men, stool pigeons and others of their ilk could be done away with if first we did away with political, fraternal, religious and personal friendships and influences that are now used to shield and acquit the violator when he is brought to trial.


Trace Whiskey's Grain Sources

Have the federal government check on all sugar sales and other products that whiskey is made from. Municipalities, counties and states could also check on these products.

This sales list should be open for inspection to all enforcement officers. If a large sale was made to anyone and the officer's suspicion was aroused, the sugar or other products could be traced to their destinations.


Reward Enforcement Officers

Give enforcement officers $20 for each conviction, in addition to their regular salaries. Give an added reward or bonus to the officer in any municipality, county, or state who secures the most convictions in each year.

This would put a price on the bootlegger's head. He could not bribe all the enforcement officers, especially in municipalities where he is known to bribe the men that walk the beat on which his place is located.

I have always noticed that officers are anxious to work many extra hours to arrest a navy or army deserter because

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