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Irish Eddie Boyle – Gambino Associate

Irish Eddie Boyle – Gambino Associate

Edmund "Irish Eddie" Boyle lived in Brooklyn he was known as a clever, resourceful money maker who wouldn’t buckle under pressure and became an associate of the Gambino Family sometime in the late 80's. He began his career stealing cars and became a trusted and...

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Dean O’Banion The North Side Gangster

Dean O’Banion The North Side Gangster

Dean O'Banion was born to Irish parents who lived in Maroa, Illinois where he spent his early childhood before moving to Chicago in 1901 with his father and brother after his mother's death. They settled in Kilgubbin on the North Side of Chicago it was notorious...

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Thomas Fatty Walsh

Thomas Fatty Walsh

Thomas “Fatty” Walsh started his gangster life working with Jack “Legs” Diamond and being the bodyguard of “The Brain” Arnold Rothstein. He also worked alongside Charlie Lucania regularly and they became good friends. By 1928, Fatty had moved away from his old pal...

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Elmer “Trigger” Burke & The Brinks Job

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...

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Kevin Weeks – Loyal to the end

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...

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The First Gang – The Forty Thieves

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...

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CPAD – Concerned Parents Against Drugs

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...

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Spike O’Toole

Spike O’Toole

James "Spike" O'Toole was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Irish parents, who were both from County Cork, Ireland. Spike O'Toole was a close friend of James "Buddy McClean and also a member of the Winter Hill Gang. Spike O'Toole would become involved in an...

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