“Attorney James DeGiacomo talks about the 1919 Boston Police Strike at the Cohasset Public Library.”
“Anarchy in Boston: A Documentary Film by Terry Powers about the events leading up to and surrounding the 1919 Boston Police Strike.”
“A film about the 1919 Boston Police Strike” by Will Freeman
I was born 14 years after the strike, but my Dad told me he wasn’t able to feed his (then family of a wife and 5 children) on his income.
I used to question him about leaving the city without a Police presence, so he told me the above.
Within the past 10 years I read about the Molasses flood and how – it seems- the economy was flourishing with increased salaries in all industries the Police were expected to live on salaries prior to the flood.