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Martin Foley – The Viper

Martin Foley – The Viper

Martin “The Viper” Foley was a Dublin criminal and at one time part of Martin Cahill’s gang, he has survived 5 assassination attempts and has 14 bullet wounds from those attempts. Foley has 40 convictions for various criminal offences including armed robbery, burglary...

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Spike O’Donnell – The Southside O’Donnells

Spike O’Donnell – The Southside O’Donnells

James Edward O’Donnell or better known as “Spike” O’Donnell he was born on November 29,1889, O’Donnell was one of the few gangsters from the Capone era to retire from the rackets, pioneer the Chicago paving of streets, maintain his political clout and die of natural...

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The Kerry Patch – St. Louis

The Kerry Patch – St. Louis

The Kerry Patch or The Patch as it was also known was a neighborhood in the north of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Irish immigrants had been settling in St. Louis since the early 1800's, the city held its first St. Patrick's Day in 1820. By 1851 the US census recorded...

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Thomas Snake Kinney

Thomas Snake Kinney

Thomas Snake Kinney was a Missouri state senator, he was one of the founding members of the infamous Egan's Rats, a St. Louis organized crime gang in the early part of the 20th Century. Thomas Snake Kinney was born and raised in St. Louis's "Kerry Patch" neighborhood...

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Tattoo’s of old New York

Tattoo’s of old New York

Tattoo's have been around for a long time and throughout history have come to symbolize one thing or another, something personal, being part of a tribe or part of a gang. In old New York tattoo's also were part of culture among the Irish communities and other...

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The Roger Wheeler Hit

The Roger Wheeler Hit

Roger Wheeler was a businessman, the former chairman of Telex Corp. and former owner of World Jai Alai. He was murdered at age 55 in his car in the car park of Southern Hills country club in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. John Martorano, Stevie Flemmi & Whitey Bulger...

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Rosanna Peers Grocery Shop

Rosanna Peers Grocery Shop

Rosanna Peers was a grocery store owner, saloon keeper and an early criminal fence to the thieves and gangsters of the old sixth ward during the early to mid 1800's. Rosanna's was used as a base of operations for the earliest known gangs of New York, the Forty Thieves...

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Billy McCarthy & Jimmy Miraglia murders

Billy McCarthy & Jimmy Miraglia murders

Billy McCarthy was a stick up man and a members of Frank Cullotta's burglary crew in Chicago, Illinois. McCarthy wouldnt be a household name but a series of events would lead him to be remembered in a scene in Martin Scorsese's classic Casino. One night Billy McCarthy...

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