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Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America. Jensen, Joan M. Army Surveillance in America, 1775 - 1980. Yale University Press.

Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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From Frank Donner, Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police .

From Frank Donner, Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990), p. 2-22. Haymarket and Its Legacy. The reliance by the Chicago business community on repressive police tactics to deal with labor unrest was unconcealed. Indeed, the Chicago police were as much the minions of the business community as hired Pinkertons. The exaggerations and inventions in the book-admitted by Schaack himself later to be (at least) one-third lies"-also reflect the narrative strategies of nineteenth-century police thrillers, and they are clearly intended both to sow and to exploit mass fear.

America's red squads are not just the regrettable but fundamentally inconsequential abuses of. .The urban riots of the late 1960s caught local police departments completely unprepared.

America's red squads are not just the regrettable but fundamentally inconsequential abuses of overweening cops. In those cases where red squad surveillance did provide advance warning, as, for example, with both the 1969 SDS Days of Rage and the Black Panther murder of Alex Rackley in New Haven, the police did not intervene. Nor was the surveillance of radicals any more productive after the fact; red squad investigations involved so many illegalities that most prosecutions based upon them were thrown out of court.

In an incisive examination of undercover work in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia as well as Washington, . Detroit, New Haven, Baltimore, and Birmingham, Donner reveals the underside of American law er description.

127. Marc Miringoff and Marque-Luisa Miringoff, The Social Health of the Narwn: How America Is Really Doing (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Aaron Bernstein, "The Workplace: Why America Needs Unions, But Not the Kind It Has Now," Business mek, May 23, 1994. 127. This study shows that an index of social health indicators moves with GDP until the mid-1970S, after which GDP continues to grow but a "social recession" ensues, with only a slight interruption in the early 1990s. 128. See, among others, Gerald Baker, "Is This Great, Or What?"

In an incisive examination of undercover work in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia as well as Washington, . Detroit, New Haven, Baltimore, and Birmingham, Donner reveals the underside of American law enforcement.

Red squads have received insufficient attention from students of political repression in the United States. That is the significance of the title, Protectors of Privilege, which he gave his book. Scholarship on that sub-ject has tended to focus on the national government. Perhaps so, but in over 500 pages he has failed to make that case.

Protectors of Privilege Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America By Frank Donner 503 pages. Beginning in the last half of the 19th century, the repressive activities by urban police concentrated on demonstrations, mass meetings, rallies, picketing and parades. University of California Press. Nobody's Business Paradoxes of Privacy By Alida Brill 197 pages. The tactics used by the police in response to the exercise of the constitutional right of peaceable assembly have included dragnet and pretext arrests, use of force or the threat of force, indiscriminate clubbings and mounted charges.