Berkeley: American Civil Liberties Union Berkeley-Albany Chapter, Publisher. 1968. Wraps. Good. Item #016629
Booklet, single stapled, 8 ½ by 11 inches. 44 leaves, printed on single sides only. A report by the Police Conduct Complaint Center, an organization formed by the Berkeley-Albany chapter of the ACLU in an effort to document police violence committed against citizens. The report draws from 117 complaints arising out of incidents at Telegraph Avenue. It offers statistical analysis of the complainants (age, gender, etc.), as well as printing case summaries. The report also offers suggestions for eliminating police violence, and goes out of the way to point out that the organization in no way condones violence against the police. One point made by the report: "the fact that in the complaints made to the ACLU most persons beaten by police were not arrested allows only two possible explanations: 1) such persons were engaged in dangerous illegal activity but the police were unable or unwilling to arrest them, or 2) such persons were not engaged in illegal activity but the police beat them for reasons known only to the police." GOOD condition. Minor uneven soiling and toning. Minor wrinkling and creasing to the covers. Rear cover with heavier toning.