a police van for transporting prisoners. The origins of the term remain uncertain. Most favoured is that it is named after a tough coloured boarding-house proprietrix, another after a racehorse of the time.
I can only hope that my book will make a small contribution toward that day when we'll see one long prep walk of administration officials in handcuffs being led out of the White House and into a waiting paddy wagon.
Rather than hiding her face in shame, as did most of the other people Weegee photographed in the midst of being arrested, The Gay Deceiver makes the most of her appearance before the camera--she lifts her skirt and smiles while stepping daintily out of the paddy wagon.