"LIGHTS FOR WEST CROWLEY"

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Title

"LIGHTS FOR WEST CROWLEY"

Subject

The request made Tuesday night to the city council by the negro residents of West Crowley to have the streets of that part of town lighted and for additional police protection are not unjust and should receive favorable action. Many of the negroes, especially in the Promised Land, are property owners and nearly all of them are tax payers and are entitled to a portion of the benefits to be derived from a municipal light plant.
As to better policing, the experience of the past year shows the need for that. The murder of seven persons within a period of eight months and the escape of the murderers in each case would seem to be a sufficient argument in favor of the added policemen in that part of town.
The negroes are frightened, as most anyone else would be under the circumstances and are willing to do their part towards putting an end to the work of the fiend. Some fifty of them even signed an agreement to pay $2 each to help defray the expenses of intalling an electric light line in the Promised Land in order that it may be easier to detect prowlers. Whether the council should require them to do this is questionable, but at least they should be given the lights and the police protection also.

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Creator

The Crowley Signal

Source

James D. Wilson Personal Collection

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Date

2-17-1912

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Language

english

Type

newspaper

Identifier

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Coverage

Crowley, Louisiana

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Files

2.17.1912CrowleySignal.jpg

Citation

The Crowley Signal, “"LIGHTS FOR WEST CROWLEY",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed May 26, 2024, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/45.