RUBBER SLAPPER OUSTS THE POLICEMAN’S CLUB (Apr, 1933)

RUBBER SLAPPER OUSTS THE POLICEMAN’S CLUB
Rubber slappers have taken the place of wooden clubs familiarly known as billies, in the hands of Indianapolis police. Invented by Chief of Police Michael Mor-risey, of that city, the new weapon is a flat, heavy block of rubber with a slot for the fingers It is declared more humane and fully as effective as a club, for it can deliver a stunning blow without drawing blood or cracking a rioter’s skull. In the photograph above, an officer compares the slapper with the stick formerly carried.

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  1. Boing Boing says: January 22, 20071:11 pm

    Rubber slapper – billy club alternative from 1933…

    From the April, 1933 issue of Popular Science: Rubber slappers have taken the place of wooden clubs familiarly known as billies, in the hands of Indianapolis police. Invented by Chief of Police Michael Mor-risey, of that city, the new weapon is a flat,…

  2. duhbris » January 22, 2007 says: January 22, 20079:01 pm

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