Coal miner John Bella after his beating by the Pennsylvania State Police, 1922.
flipFlip to State troopers posing with riot guns, Farrell, PA, 1919.
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A miner with his face bandaged, sits in a chair to pose for photo

Credit: Pennsylvania State Archives

To document accusations against the Pennsylvania State Police the American Civil Liberty Union during the 1920s conducted interviews and a broad ranging investigation. The results were published as The Shame of Pennsylvania, in 1928.

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