Morality police

The March 13 1948 edition of the Toronto Globe and Mail featured two articles about situations where the police raided a person’s home to break up an activity deemed immoral.

The first was a man who was arrested for showing stag films at a private party:


I wonder whether funds were actually raised for underprivileged children.

Case #2 was the police busting up an all-female poker game:


I’m fascinated by the idea that the charges were dismissed for lack of evidence. Also, there’s the automatic assumption that all the women were housewives. Bridge is a kid’s game!