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Editorial Cartoon: Neighborhood Watch

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
February 14, 2023
Posted in: Editorial Cartoons

Cartoon depicts a group of people surrounding a police officer, who is praying with their head bowed. Title is Neighborhood Watch

“The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

—Sir Robert Peel, 1788-1850
U.K. prime minister, 1834-35, 1841-46
Founder, London Metropolitan Police Service

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“There is no higher calling than that of a policeman. I would rather be a policeman than President.”

—August Vollmer, 1876-1955
Police chief of Berkeley, Calif.
Professor of police administration, University of California at Berkeley

Originally published February 14, 2023.

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