Law and Order in the West

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How many people have been estimated to have been killed by shooting?
20,000 between 1866 and 1900
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Give and example of a bank robbing gang
The James-Younger Gang, operated from 1866-82 - were ex-soldiers
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Give and example of a train robbing gang
Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch
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Give an example of an independent law enforcement company
Pinkerton Detective Agency, hired to protect banks and trains
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How many vigilante groups were there west of where?
200 west of the Mississippi
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Give an example of a corrupt sheriff
Henry Plummer of Bannack, Montana - carried out robberies, was lynched by vigilantes in 1865
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Give an example of an unjust vigilante attack
A Mexican women lynched for killing a drunken miner who molested her
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Give an example of a good sheriff
Wild Bill Hickok the Marshal of Abilene, banned guns to reduce crime
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Give and example of a bank robbing gang

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The James-Younger Gang, operated from 1866-82 - were ex-soldiers

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Give and example of a train robbing gang

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Give an example of an independent law enforcement company

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How many vigilante groups were there west of where?

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