Louis, and points west.
It was a well-known fact that if you were bringing a load of hooch across the Detroit River that you had better show up armed to the teeth. Because in the s, Detroit belonged to the Purple Gang, a group of killers and thugs as vicious and bloodthirsty as any racketeer in New York or Chicago. From the Crime Library. It was a beef between union and non-union dry cleaners and clothes dyers which, because it involved huge sums of money and required muscle on both sides, attracted organized criminals like roaches to spilled sugar.
Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang http: The fact that the Gang dominated the flow of liquor in Detroit for most of the s, were judged responsible for some murders by the Detroit police and were largely Jewish has helped hone their mystique some plus years later. Susan Whitall, Detroit News.
Despite a few stumbles along the way, Bureau agents tracked Dillinger down on July 22 and shot him dead in the streets of Chicago as he reached for his gun. The successful investigation catapulted the largely-unknown agency to worldwide fame and was the beginning of the end of the lawless gangster years.
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Linder has included exerpts from transcripts, background information on the individuals involved and supplementary materials. Also listed under Law: Inasmuch as inquiries often are received about them, the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs OPCA has prepared monographs on some of the most frequently requested, closed investigations. The monographs should be considered to be overviews rather than exhaustive treatments. Although additional details on these cases or copies of photographs and illustrations are not available from OPCA, further information on them may be found in libraries.
Please explore these pages to learn how a small group of 34 investigators has grown into a cadre of more than 30, employees, evolving right along with the changing threats facing our nation.
And see our special "FBI " series for interesting features and videos on our past. Also check out The FBI: Leo Frank, the Lynching of http: In , Leo Frank, the Brooklyn-reared, Cornell-educated, Jewish superintendent of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, was arrested for the brutal murder of a year-old factory girl named Mary Phagan. After an investigation in which key evidence tended to be more overlooked than carefully culled, Frank, 29, was convicted with the help of the Jim Crow-era prosecution's highly unusual star witness: Over the next two years, as Frank's lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court, tensions surrounding the case only grew.
A local passion against "outsiders," inflamed by the writings of Georgia-based populist firebrand Tom Watson, was inadvertently fanned by a group of northern newspapermen who tried to convince the nation of Frank's innocence.
At the last minute, the governor commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment. But less than three months later, the most famous inmate of the day was kidnapped from the state penitentiary and hanged from an oak tree in Marietta, Ga. Web page courtesy of the Crime Library. An impressive collection crime comic covers from the s and s created by Richard Wolfe. The Harp cousins killed anything that got in their path, including their own children.
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The FBI: A Centennial History, This official coffee-table book extensively details the history of the FBI and celebrates the agency's th anniversary. ISBN $30 hardcover; pap. "This glossy coffee-table book marks the th anniversary of the founding of the government's primary investigative unit. Federal Bureau of Investigation: FBI Office of Public Affairs, Online/Print Media Unit and FBI History program.
The free electronic version available at www. Federal Bureau of Investigation. GPO Stock "It all started with a short memo, dated July 26, , describing a "regular force of special agents" available to investigate certain cases of the Department of Justice. Includes overviews of more than 40 famous FBI cases and an extensive collection of never-before-seen photos ".
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