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Wanted for Murder

ID Number: 3446
Maker: Progressive Labor Party; Berkeley Free Press
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1965
Place Made: United States: California, Berkeley
Measurements: 33 cm x 25.4 cm; 13 in x 10 in
Main Subject: Police Brutality; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Wanted For Murder Parker the Cop in Watts Progressive Labor Party Berkeley Free Press [union bug]

Acquisition Number: 1991-080

William Henry Parker III (June 21, 1905 – July 16, 1966) was the police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He was the longest serving police chief and served on the force 39 years. During Parker's service as chief, the LAPD faced many accusations of police abuse against African Americans and Latinos.

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William H. Parker was the longest-serving and the most controversial police chief in LA history (1950 to 1966). In attacking the corruption that was rampant within the LAPD, he created a highly militarized organization that was often accused of being brutal and racist. Parker actively recruited white officers from the South in the days of Jim Crow and was mentor to Daryl Gates. Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in all public facilities in the Southern US between 1876 and 1965. William H. Parker fue el jefe de policía con más años de servicio y el más polémico en la historia de Los Ángeles (1950 a 1966). Al atacar la corrupción desenfrenada dentro del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles, creó una organización altamente militarizada que a menudo era acusada de ser brutal y racista. Parker reclutó activamente a oficiales provenientes del sur del país durante el tiempo de Jim Crow, además fue mentor de Daryl Gates. Las leyes de Jim Crow fueron las leyes estatales y locales que hicieron cumplir la segregación racial en todas las instalaciones públicas del sur de los Estados Unidos entre 1876 y 1965.

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