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POLITICAL EXPRESSIONS. 143 and final success of republican institutions. This love of country has grown in our bosoms to be a passion. In other lands, there is loyalty to the person of the sovereign ; here our loyalty fastens upon the Consti- tution and the laws, and upon our free institutions. If these are destroyed, this sentiment of loyalty would be crushed, and we should go about the streets in mourning. We should be broken down as a nation, and our great experiment would be a failure. [Ap- plause.] Gentlemen, these sentiments and ideas lie at the bottom of all our principles and instincts as American citizensmembers of this great republic. They lie at the bottom of all that we are contending for in this struggle. The man who does not feel these sentiments is a traitor at heart. [Great applause.] Now, gentlemen, who are the authors of this wicked rebellion which has been excited in the Southern States against this glorious Government ? How did it arise ? Many say the North are the authors of it. [Mr. Bradley here read an extract from a speech deliv- ered in Newark a short time since before a Democratic convention, in which the speaker justified secession, and affirmed that the nation could never be saved while the present crew are aboard the ship of State, and declaring that they must be got rid of, if the ship had to be scuttled and sunk, and lowered to the deck, and the crew drowned out.] Mr. Bradley …
M I SC E L L A N E O U S WRI TI NGS OF T H E LATE HON. JOSEPH P. BRADLEY, A S S O C IA T E J U S T I C E O P T H E S U P R E M E C O U R T O P T H E U N IT E D STATES, W I T H A S K E T C H O P H IS L I F E B Y H IS S O N , C H A R L E S B R A D L E Y , A .M . AND A REVIEW OF HIS JUDICIAL RECORD, BY WILLIAM D R APER LEWIS, E D I T O R O F T H E A M E R IC A N L A W R E G IS T E R A N D R E V I E W , " O F P H I L A D E L P H I A , P A ., AND AN ACCOUNT OF HIS DISSENTING OPINIONS, BY T H E L A T E A. Q. KEASBEY, E s q ., OF NEWARK, N. J. E D IT E D AND COM PILED BY H IS SON, CHARLES BRADLEY. N E …
issues that I tried to address and tried to correct. [I] made some recommendations for administrative changes in the police department, to try to deal with them. Some of them they accepted. They enlarged their police-community relations program. They tried some new techniques that were helpful. But the principal one of sort ofI've forgotten the exact military term--an authority that would be independent of the traditional investigatory agencies within the department that could look into, on a fair and impartial basis, any complaint made by the public. GALM: An ombudsman? BRADLEY: No, it wasn't an ombudsman. GALM: That's not a military term. BRADLEY: No. This was a military term, something like solicitor general, but not just that term. GALM: Had you seen something building within the community prior to the riots? BRADLEY: Yes. I spoke out about that issue and made the predictionoh, it must have been the spring of 1965-- that this growing hostility and friction between the police department and a large segment of the black com- munity could result in a major confrontation. I, of course, had no idea it was going to reach the proportions that it did. But I recall being criticized by Chief 127
Uriel Bradley is a member of the Bradley Family.