“Handcuffing Violence”

“Handcuffing Violence” (January 16, 1982)
by Charles Phillip Bissell (1926 -)
10.5 x 13.5, ink and wash on board
Coppola Collection

In 1960, Boston Globe cartoonist Phil Bissell, working for $25 a day, was handed an assignment that would change his life—and the lives of fans of the brand-new AFL football team coming to Boston. “Sports editor Jerry Nason came to me and he said, ‘They’ve decided to call the team the Boston Patriots. You better have a cartoon ready for tomorrow’s edition.’” Bissel’s “Pat Patriot” cartoon was the Patriot’s logo from 1961-1992.

January 16, 1982

Philip Cline, a former busboy, was found guilty on this date of murder and arson in a blaze at the Las Vegas Hilton that killed eight persons and injured 200.

Cline, 24, was found guilty of eight counts of murder and one count of arson. He is still serving eight consecutive life sentences.

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