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Old December 22, 2011, 07:35 AM   #10
MLeake
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I don't know about civil liability. The only major PD strike I am familiar with was the Boston PD strike, which I think happened in 1919. It was brought about in part due to years of stagnant pay, followed by the city's refusal to provide benefits or pensions to officers disabled in the line of duty by exposure to the influenza epidemic.

All hell broke loose.

My grandfather had told me about it, when I was little - though from a different perspective. He and his immigrant friends had been subjected to union-busting, and forced back to the factories, by Boston and area PD strike teams.

Needless to say, the BPD strike received little to no support from the labor movement...

Dennis Lehane published a novel about it a couple years ago.
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