Leadership

NEW YORK MAGISTRATES URGED TO JAIL FALSE ALARM SENDERS

Issue 9 and Volume 99.

NEW YORK MAGISTRATES URGED TO JAIL FALSE ALARM SENDERS Some Already Cooperating in Imposing 30-day Sentenses; Problem Has Crown More Acute Since End of War THE false alarm situation in New York became so serious this summer that Fire Commissioner Frank J. Quayle wrote a strong letter to the Chief Magistrate of the Police Courts, Edgar Bromberger, Esq., and asked that the other 50 Magistrates impose mandatory jail sentences on offenders and thus make the false alarm pastime a more serious matter than it has been so lightly held in the past with $25 fines.Judge Bromberper sent Mr. Quayle’s letter out to the jurists of the lower courts. He has no jurisdiction other than moral suasion. Indeed some of the Magistrates rebelled at the suggestion that anybody try to suggest a standard penalty. They all sympathized with the Fire Commissioner and admitted that false alarms of fire should be discouraged,…

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