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The Pinkerton Detective Agency

Private Police: Mercenaries for the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.05.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Whatever scant protection the weakened Fourth Amendment provides us dissipates in the face of privatized police, who are paid by corporations working in partnership with the government.

The Pinkerton Detectives -- Good, Bad, and Ugly

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

The Pinkertons have cropped up in many popular books and films over the years, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Dashiel Hammett, a one-time Pinkerton detective, admits he drew inspiration from his detective days in crafting such characters as Sam Spade.

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.