Are Firemen Convicts?

Issue 21 and Volume 68.

Are Firemen Convicts? The following resolution referring to certain recent allegations in a fire department publication were passed by the Lieutenants’ Mutual Benevolent Association of the New York City fire department at its last meeting. The resolutions speak for themselves: Whereas: There has been published and circulated in the periodical known as the Fire Service, under date of October 15th, 1920, a certain article captioned “Killing Two Platoons,” which contained the statement in part, “While Chief Kenlon openly treated them (meaning the firemen) as if they were convicts,” and, Whereas: Such a statement is unfounded, unfair, untrue, not at all sustained by the facts and not in keeping with the treatment that is accorded to the members of the New York fire department by the said chief of its department, John Kenlon, and, Whereas: The unwarranted publication and circulation of such false, libelous and calumnious statement tends to place the…

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