Edward M. Burke worked as a police officer during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. He was on the convention floor at Chicago's Stockyards International Amphitheater on the south side of town. The Convention was marked by dramatic confrontations inside the Convention hall, and violence and chaos in downtown Chicago, where thousands of protesters had gathered to demonstrate against the war and the Democratic Party. Burke discusses his experiences in depth, including the time he informed Mayor Richard J. Daley about an altercation involving CBS reporter Dan Rather and a Chicago police officer.
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