Sunday, January 13, 2008
Gangs of New York
On this date in 1918 Police of the Upper Westside caught wind that there was going to be a battle fought between two mid-town gangs; the San Jaun Hill Gang and the West Side Butchers. In an attempt to nip the fight in the bud searches were done of the local saloons for gang members who may have been carrying guns but no arrest were made. The violence still came however when the two gangs managed to clash despite police efforts and a gunfight ensued. when the smoke cleared two gang members, of which gang is unknown, William Reddington and Nicholas Moore were lying dead in the street.