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Who Was Joe Petrosino?

At the upper tip of Little Italy in Manhattan, one block from the old police headquarters, lies Petrosino Square. It’s more of a triangle really, with a handful of park benches, rubbish bins, and tactfully placed flower pots. An iron fence surrounds this modest “square,”and on that fence hangs an old placard with a well placed touch of vandalism asking, “Who was Petrosino?” If you are unfamiliar with the name, it is truly an honor to introduce Lieutenant Joe Petrosino; a mob-busting, super-cop who…



Gangsters of the 1940s: The Legacy of Prohibition

In the early 1920s, the 18th Amendment prohibited the sale, transportation and production of alcohol in the United States. Black market liquor made the early gangsters rich and powerful. This created a black market that allowed organized crime to develop and flourish. Al Capone, Public Enemy Number One himself, got his start during this period. The following gangsters, who reached their peak years during the 1940s, got their start as underlings of Al Capone during…


Al Capone – December Mobster of The Month

In our last Mobster of The Month instalments this year we end with one of the most famed and formidable mobsters of the 20th Century, Al Capone. Let’s take you back in time to some of the high and low points of the man they called Scarface.



How Did Jack McGurn Get Killed? – Death Photos

Jack McGurn was famous for his involvement in the St Valentine’s Day massacre, and I guess you could say that he was the one that got the ball rolling. He approached Al Capone in 1929 after surviving a failed hit on his life, which was ordered by North Side Gang boss Bugs Moran. [amazon_link asins=’B000UKYFGU’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’naticrimsynd-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’74ec16f3-2db5-11e8-8237-b7cc05f95e7e’] McGurn who was working for the Chicago Outfit as a lieutenant at the time, and got Al…


How Did Frank Nitti Get Killed? – Death Photos

Frank Nitti was the one of Al Capone’s top henchmen, known as The Enforcer who was in charge of all strong-arm and muscle operations for the Chicago Outfit, and later the front-man following Al Capone’s prison sentence. On December 19, 1932, a team of Chicago police, headed by Detective Sergeants Harry Lang and Harry Miller, raided Nitti’s office in Room 554, at 221 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Lang shot Nitti three times in the…