Mob Beats Strikebreakers, Police

Feb. 27, 1910, Streetcar Strike 

Feb. 27, 1910: Crowds in Philadelphia attack non-union men operating the streetcars, beating them and the police officers protecting them …  F.D. Underwood, president of the Erie Railroad, says: "There is a growing spirit of greed in this country that can only be equal to that of savages" … and  Pittsburgh Police Supt. Thomas S. McQuaid opposes brutality under the "third degree" but says taking away the right of police "to question a prisoner would be a menace to public safety."

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