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100 years ago: Shooting of Lawrence man by police found to be justified

February 4, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 4, 1910: An investigation into the shooting of John Gray by policeman Jim Pine has found that the shooting was justifiable and the county attorney says there is no doubt of its justification. It was a domestic situation and witnesses said Gray shot at Pine first. No arrests or penalties are planned. . . . There is an effort to get three blocks of Indiana Street paved this summer. . . . Local postmen say they are tired of people putting pennies in their boxes to pay for stamps for the postman to take to the office. Many pennies are stolen and the practice is outdated. . . . Gov. Stubbs has won his fight to get federal revenue officers to prosecute law-breakers on the liquor scene. He got no satisfaction from the Internal Revenue Service but found help elsewhere to put things in order. . . . Local churches met last night and organized a basketball league for teams here. There are to be height and weight limits on players to make sure smaller and younger players are not taken advantage of.

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