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As true for Ferguson today as it was for Chicago in 1968:

The confrontation was not created by the police; the confrontation was created by the people who charged the police. Gentlemen, let's get the thing straight, once and for all. The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.

Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago, Freudian slip in discussing the police misconduct during the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention.


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