Police protection of the African American community in Chicago by United States Commission on Civil Rights. Illinois Advisory Committee.

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  • African Americans -- Crimes against -- Illinois -- Chicago.,
  • Police patrol -- Illinois -- Chicago.,
  • Police-community relations -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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StatementIllinois Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 40 p.
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL17704072M

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