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The Irish immigrants were still being stereotyped. Irish were the drinkers and were the ones who needed the paddy wagon more so than others, according to the stereotype. I thought I heard the name was "Patty wagon", Patty as in Patrick, a good Irish name. It was later called paddy.

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