THE RED SCARE in pictures
I further assure the good people of Chicago that I believe the police can protect their lives and property and the good name of Chicago, and WILL do so.
––From Chicago Mayor Carter H. Harrison's Martial Law
Make the raids first and look up the law afterward!
––State Attorney Julius Grinnell (reportedly)
"A deliberate conspiracy"
The role of the media
From what the papers said, you might think there was an anarchist or two skulking in every alley in Chicago with a basket of bombs under his arm.
––Novelist Robert Herrick