|Memorial Day Massacre Confrontation
Images like this one and a Paramount newsreel shot at the scene of the confrontation between police and Republic Steel strikers on May 30 were used as evidence in the U.S. Senate's investigation of the incident. Although a local coroner's jury held the police blameless, the Senate and other investigative groups held that the ten deaths were both caused by the police and were avoidable. The newsreel, which was prohibited from being shown in Chicago, was used by the New York Police Department to demonstrate to officers what not to do in a similar situation.
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