Alameda County Sheriff's Office - History

History

During the Free Speech Movement riots of the 1960s, Alameda County Sheriff deployed several squads of Deputies. Clad in light blue jumpsuits, they quickly became known by anti-government protesters as "The Blue Meanies".

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