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THE PINKERTON THUGS



The Pinkerton spies were sent out by the rich Jewish illuminati industrialists of the early 1850s to break strikes and murder workers if they protested their business rulers. Pinkerton's agents performed services ranging from security guarding to private military contracting work. Pinkerton was the largest private law enforcement organization in the world at the height of its power.

The pinkertons were essentially an illuminati police force. They also spied on workers. The history of the Pinkerton Detective Agency is a checkered one, with some very ugly parts. Founded in 1852 by Scottish immigrant Allan Pinkerton, the agency specialized in guarding trains. These also were supposed to be guarding Abraham Lincoln when he was shot by the illuminati.



The Pinkertons were the illuminati's gestapo before the term Gestapo was originated. The name Pinkerton itself refers to the illuminati color pink. The illuminati have long associated themselves with the color pink and pinkerton essentially means Pink Town.

The illuminati origin of the organization can still be seen in their logo which has a giant eye with a triangle over it. The triangle is pointed right at the pupil of the eye as if it's about to stab the eye.



Pinkerton agents did horrible things - especially in the mining communities of West Virginia. They were sent in to stop miners from unionizing and asking for higher wages. They killed striking miners at the battles of Matewan and Blair Mountain. Bosses hired the firm because its agents would do just about anything to break a strike. Pinkerton agents would lie and kill if necessary; they could do things and go places law enforcement could not. The agency had resources, too: At the time of the Homestead strike, Pinkerton's active and reserve agents outnumbered the standing army of the United States.



After the Civil War, the Pinkerton agency became known as the private militia for companies and the goverment to call in to crush uppity workers. Before the 1892 Homestead Strike, Pinkerton guards were employed in putting down coal, iron, and lumber disputes in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as during the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. A subsidiary group, the Coal and Iron Police, were used by Henry Clay Frick and other robber barons to stop union organizing in these industries. Companies hired the Pinkerton Agency to provide agents to infiltrate unions, to supply guards to keep strikers and union organizers out of factories, and to recruit goon squads to intimidate workers. In the 1870s the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad hired Pinkerton spies led by agent James McParland to investigate union activities in the company's mines by the Molly Maguires. The agents were successful in facilitating the arrest and eventual murder of group organizers.



"The Pinkertons became notorious," Loomis said. "They would literally hire thugs off the street. There was a case in a town in Ohio where 25 Pinkertons were arrested for concealed weapons." On other occasions, the Pinkertons functioned as a sort of domestic Blackwater, working alongside law enforcement to surveil workers and break strikes. When Baldwin-Felts and Pinkerton agents teamed up with National Guardsmen in Ludlow, Colorado, in 1914, the consequences for workers were particularly deadly. Agents evicted workers and attacked their camps; National Guardsmen, meanwhile, set fire to the camp, which included a women's infirmary. As The New Yorker noted in a 2014 retrospective, the illuminati Rockefeller family had paid the Pinkerton's wages. Sixty-six people died, many of them women and children.

In August, the union extended invitations to company representatives to meet about their grievances—including low pay, long and unregulated hours, and management practices they felt were corrupt—but they were rebuffed. A month later, eight thousand Colorado mine workers went on strike. Among their demands were a ten-per-cent pay raise, the enforcement of an eight-hour working day, and the right to live and trade outside the company-owned town. Many of the rights they sought were required by Colorado law but remained unenforced.

After getting evicted from their company-owned homes, the workers based their operations in makeshift tent cities surrounding the mines, the largest of which was the Ludlow camp. The Rockefellers responded by hiring a detective agency—comprised of "Texas desperadoes and thugs," according to "Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre," a sharply researched 1988 book by Howard M. Gitelman—who would periodically raid the camps, firing rifles and shotguns. In November, the state governor called in the Colorado National Guard at the company's behest; the Guard's wages were supplied by the Rockefeller family, and they helped to form militias whose members carried out sporadic raids and shootings in the tent cities.

The strike stretched on for months, and in April, 1914, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., appeared before Congress, where he framed the standoff as "a national issue, whether workers shall be allowed to work under such conditions as they may choose." He balked at the possibility of allowing "outside people"— meaning union organizers—"to come in and interfere with employees who are thoroughly satisfied with their labor conditions." The committee chairman asked Rockefeller whether he would stand by his anti-union principles even "if it costs all your property and kills all your employees." Rockefeller replied, "It is a great principle."

On April 20th, a day after Orthodox Easter, four militiamen brandished a machine gun at some of the striking miners. At some point, shots were fired—the accounts are predictably inconsistent as to who fired first—and a day-long gunfight ensued.

That evening, the National Guardsmen set fire to the Ludlow colony. Thirteen residents who tried to flee were shot and killed as the camp burned to the ground, and many more burned to death. Discovered among the ruins the following morning was a women's infirmary, where four women and eleven children had sought to escape the fighting by hiding in a cellar-like pit. All the children and two of the women died. One survivor, Mary Petrucci, lost three of her own children in the infirmary. Years later, she recalled, "I came out of the hole. There was light and lots of smoke. I wandered among the ashes until a priest found me. I couldn't feel anything. I was cold."

To many Americans, the massacre exposed the consequences of unchecked corporate might, and it roused the conscience of a country that had previously demonstrated impassive ambivalence toward organized labor. (Decades later, a song by Woody Guthrie captured the common sentiment of the event's immediate aftermath: "We took some cement and walled the cave up where you killed these thirteen children inside / I said ‘God bless the Mine Workers Union,' then I hung my head and cried.")

Rockefeller, for his part, released a memorandum in June, months after federal troops had been ordered to Colorado to quell the days of violent rioting that had followed the events of April 20th. "There was no Ludlow massacre," he wrote. "The engagement started as a desperate fight for life by two small squads of militia … against the entire tent colony, which attacked them with over three hundred armed men." He also offered a lengthy technical explanation of why the deaths in the infirmary were the result of inadequate ventilation and overcrowding, not of actions taken by "the defenders of law and property, who were in no slightest way responsible for it."

Despite Rockefeller's arguments, after Ludlow the Wild West era of company towns began to wane, and stricter labor laws began to appear on the books—and were even enforced. Support for unions reached an all-time high in the nineteen-thirties, as described by James Surowiecki in a 2011 article for the magazine.

Another infamous clash between the Pinks (their derogatory nickname) and workers is the '92 Homestead Strike. It is the only time that workers, during a daylong gun battle, defeated the Pinkertons. But of course, it was a Pyrrhic victory for the strikers, who were trumped by Frick's convincing the Pennsylvania governor to call in the State Militia to "restore order." However, after the Homestead battle, the Pinkertons were banned from employment by the government. The controversy swirling around the role of the militia in the violence spurred the passage in 1893 of the federal Anti-Pinkerton Act, which states that an "individual employed by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, or similar organization, may not be employed by the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia."

Due to this prohibition against them in government work the illuminati created the FBI. Many of the pinkerton agents came to work for the FBI when illuminati Jew J. Edgar Hoover created the illuminati FBI in the early 1900s.

In 1912, the dark side of the agency came to public view in Charlie Siringo's book titled A cowboy detective: a true story of twenty-two years with a world-famous detective agency; giving the inside facts of the bloody Cœur d'Alene labor riots, and the many ups and downs of the author throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia and Old Mexico, also exciting scenes among the moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia (available as a Google e-book). The long title suggests the skullduggery involved in the agency work of union busting. In the book Siringo, who had worked for more than twenty years under James McParland in the Pinkerton's western division based in Denver, claims that the agency was guilty of "jury tampering, fabricated confessions, false witnesses, bribery, intimidation, and hiring killers for its clients," assertions confirmed over time by documents and testimony.

Another incident in the summer of 1917 suggests Pinkerton involvement. A man named Frank Little was helping organize workers in the metal mines of Montana, including leading a strike of miners working for the Anaconda Company, which had hired the agency to protect its interests. In the early hours of August first, six masked men broke into Little's hotel room in Butte. He was beaten up, tied by a rope to a car, and dragged out of town, where he was lynched. A note, "First and last warning," was pinned to his chest. No serious attempt was made by the police to catch Little's murderers. It's not clear if he was killed for his anti-war views or his union activities; either way, the result was the same.

When the U.S. Senate convened the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee in 1936, senators found that the Pinkertons had not only infiltrated General Workers, whose workers were then attempting to organize with the United Auto Workers—their agents had also destroyed evidence before the government could complete an investigation of their activities.