From Joseph B. Shannon to the People of Kansas City

Description

Form letter from Joseph B. Shannon to the people of Kansas City in which Shannon provides a list and figures documenting the rise of crime and police brutality in Kansas City from 1921-24 with the police department controlled by Matthew Foster and The Kansas City Star. In the postscript, Shannon alleges that policemen were ordered to "pay monthly political assessments" and states that the past "four years of police administration cost the taxpayers of Kansas City $5,232,691.74."

Date Created
1925-03-19
Modern Location
818 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
Neighborhood
Street Name
Owning Organization
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
William T. Kemper Sr. Scrapbooks: S7.06A, Page 110
Rights Statement

Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.

Digital Object Identifier
JCHS-KS-S7.06A-P110-0001