Elmer “Trigger” Burke & The Brinks Job

In this story Elmer "Trigger" Burke plays a supporting role in the Brinks Job. Elmer Burke was a hit man during the mid-to-late 1940s in New York. He was brought up by his older brother, Charlie. In 1941, he was sent to reform school, but later had his sentence cut...

Kevin Weeks – Loyal to the end

In Boston's gangland, there was no one was closer to Whitey Bulger than Kevin Weeks, a native of Southie and a fiercely loyal follower who Bulger groomed to be his eventual successor and also treated like a son. Weeks was born and raised in the Old Colony Housing...

The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

The Forty Thieves were formed in 1825 and said to be the first known and oldest New York City criminal street gang. At least officially they were the first ones to have an established leadership and to be caught and recorded. The Five Points was a neighborhood in the...

CPAD – Concerned Parents Against Drugs

In Dublin in the 1980's & 90's drugs were rampant, especially in the inner city and parents were getting fed up with their sons and daughters being addicted or worse dying of drugs, they got together and formed Concerned Parents Against Drugs (CPAD) in 1983, an...
The End of The Westies

The End of The Westies

With the arrests of Jimmy Coonan and his wife Edna, Billy Bokun, Mugsy Ritter, Flo & Tommy Collins and Johnny Halo...

The Five Points

The Five Points

The Five Points was a 19th-century neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York. The neighborhood was bound by Center...

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