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scalawags

(skăl`əwăgz), derogatory term used in the South after the Civil War to describe native white Southerners who joined the Republican party and aided in carrying out the congressional ReconstructionReconstruction,
1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War, the defeated South was a ruined land. The physical destruction wrought by the invading Union forces was enormous, and the old social and economic
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epithet used in the South after the Civil War to describe Northerners who went to the South during Reconstruction. Although regarded as transients because of the carpetbags in which they carried their possessions (hence the name carpetbaggers
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Hence, it must instill discipline in the ranks of the judges, court personnel and the legal profession, and purge the judiciary of the corrupt, the misfits and the scalawags," he added.
In August 2018, the NCRPO made drastic changes to its recruitment and training process in hopes of eliminating the "palakasan" or padrino system which was identified to be one of the gateways of misfits and scalawags to the PNP.
The relief of the entire 1,000-member Caloocan police force last year following the killings of two teenagers and a warrantless raid and robbery by the police that was caught on video confirmed the presence of scalawags among the 175,000-strong PNP and highlighted the need for police reform.
With this emphasis on African-Americans, scholars have paid relatively little attention to the third component of the postbellum Republican coalition--the native whites or scalawags. This study fills in that part of the Reconstruction story, reexamining the state's Reconstruction through the eyes of these native whites.
For the most part, executives are ethical, and those scalawags who are not, should be run out on a rail.
They had me and the rest of them scrags and scalawags gyratin' all over in some sort of fiendish trance!
Combining several intriguing themes, "The Dinosaur Hunter" is only mildly engaging as a tale about the triumph of scientific reason and decency over creationists and scalawags. While qualifying as good after-school special material, Canuck made-for-cable pic could have been a much heftier intellectual adventure with spunky young adolescents facing off against an arch nemesis in the form of Christopher Plummer.
Meanwhile, a total of 95 police scalawags arrested by the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group were penalized.
'We are very serious in protecting the commission on elections from scalawags,' Comelec Commission Rowena Guanzon said.
Iral said scalawags in the bureau will be meted with the most severe sanctions.