The Law and the Lawless. Frontier Justice in British by Art Downs

By Art Downs

The far-ranging officials of the BC Provincial Police lined a space higher than California, Oregon, and Washington mixed. In Yukon, a strength of 19 Mounties have been charged with upholding the legislations throughout all of Arctic Canada. Set in frontier cities and rural groups from Vancouver Island to the Rocky Mountains to Herschel Island, Yukon, the tales during this assortment display the real-life hardships and triumphs of policing in the course of the growth and bust years of the early 20th century.

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In due time he appears before the tribunal. Twelve of his fellow citizens, acting as a jury, weigh the evidence and pronounce him guilty of the charge upon which he has been indicted. A Justice, who is honoured by all, pronounces the sentence of death. “I carry out that sentence—and I have to go about the country under an assumed name; if a hotelman learns I’m in his house, he asks me to vacate it. I am but one cog in the machinery of justice, and I am entitled to just as much respect as the Justice of the Assize Court.

There’s another man in the store. ” called Ross as he attempted to seize his opponent’s throat. He found his grip but lost it when the powerful muscles beneath his fingers suddenly swelled. Ross tried again, but his antagonist’s teeth seized two of his fingers. He heard a crunch and felt an agonizing pain as teeth met bone. Then the officer remembered the billy in his pocket and managed to drag it out. Again and again he struck and had the satisfaction of hearing the weapon thud down on the bandit’s flesh.

There was no one in the room as I entered. I was hardly seated when a dapper little man in a grey suit, with a pink rose in his buttonhole, bounced in and approached my table. ” he asked after giving me a cheery greeting. “Certainly,” I replied. “You’re up early this morning,” he beamed. I nodded in agreement. ” “I am, unfortunately,” I said. “Ah, too bad that such things have to be,” he murmured, shaking his head. ” queried my table companion. ” He fairly beamed. “Oh, I know a number of newspaper men,” he volunteered.

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