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

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OFFER LARGE REWARDS

Arthur M. Custer Receiving Desk, Police Department Los Angeles, California

THIS contestant believes that he is peculiarly fitted to give "expert testimony" on this subject, owing to the fact that for over four years last past, he has been "on the firing line" for enforcement of the liquor laws in the city of Los Angeles. During that time he has been employed every night at the receiving desk of the "vice squad" (the liquor law enforcing squad) of the Los Angeles police force.

During said service, he has received over the telephone /rom citizens thousands of reports as to where liquor law violators could be found; he has handed these reports to officers assigned for their investigation and has written up the arresting officers' reports in thousands of cases; he has had splendid opportunities for studying the problem of law enforcement, having discussed the problem with all classes of citizens during that period.


Los Angeles Leads

The Los Angeles police department, of which this contestant is a humble member, has in recent years been first and foremost among all cities of the nation in securing evidence against bootleggers and other liquor law violators and convicting them in court. Government records give first place to the Los Angeles police for percentage of convictions in liquor law violation cases during 1927. During that year, official figures show that of all persons arrested for violation of the state's "Wright Act" (the enforcement law of California), 85% were convicted and a scant 15% only escaped the weight of the law! This was a far better

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