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Chicago city attorney Richard Elrod injured at rally

1968/1968

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

City attorney Richard Elrod tackled a Weatherman on October 11, 1969. Elrod hit his head, broke his neck, and suffered partial paralysis. Seizing political opportunity, Mayor Daley cast Elrod as a martyr for law-and-order and slated him for Sheriff, an office he held from 1970 to 1986.

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  • Title: Chicago city attorney Richard Elrod injured at rally
  • Date: 1968/1968
  • Location: Chicago
  • Medium: photographic prints
  • Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-68965

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