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1877
National Railroad Strikes: The ‘Great Uprising’ in Chicago: thousands armed, 30 dead, 300 wounded

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Case Description

White, J.J., shot dead on his doorstep, Millard Av. and 23d St., by an unknown man (supposed striker). White had been appointed to special officer during labor trouble.

Case Number

2557

Circumstances

Date of offense July 27, 1877
Date of death July 27, 1877
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Millard Av and 23rd st
Type of location Residence
Type of residence Residence of victim
Location description victim's doorstep
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Motive vic was appointed to special officer during labor
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Labor dispute, strike
Total number of victims 1
Related to civil unrest? Yes
Type of civil unrest Strike or picketing
Circumstances of civil unrest Striker
Related to Prohibition? Yes

Victim

Name White, J.J.
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Irish
Employed Yes
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family

Defendant


Police

Victim employed in law enforcement Special officer, e.g. Pinkertons
Allegations of police corruption No

Legal

Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded None
Allegations of police corruption No

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