The White Hand Gang at war with itself

The White Hand Gangs internal feud was a lot greater than any feud they had with the Italian Black Hand Gang, its said the White Hand Gang, who were mostly Irish were named as a play on the the Italian Black Hand Gang who had been dominate around Brooklyn at the time....

Wild Bill Lovett – Brooklyn’s White Hand Gang Boss

William "Wild Bill" Lovett was a gangster and leader of the White Hand Gang from the Red Hook area or what was known at the time "Irish Town" due to the amount of Irish people that lived in that part of Brooklyn in New York in the 1910's and 20's. Born in Lixnaw,...

Dennis “Dinny” Meehan – The Leader of the White Hand Gang

Dennis "Dinny" Meehan became leader of the White Hand Gang around 1910 and led the gang up until his death in 1920 when he was murdered, as is the occupational hazard when you choose that way of life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1889 and ran with the Warren Street Red...

A murder on the Brooklyn Docks

After the deaths of "Wild" Bill Lovett & Richard "Peg Leg" Lonergan, the White Hand Gang were in turmoil. After a spree of killings and revenge killings Eddie McGuire had taken control of the gang, very briefly, on the night of 27th December 1929 Eddie McGuire...

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