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Friday, March 7, 2008

He's not heavy, he's my dead brother

On this date in 1927 Samuel Raplansky, a thirty-year old member of a gang called the Madison Street Boys, was hanging out at the mobs HQ, the Madison Street Boys club, until about 10:00 pm when he left for a while. At around midnight Raplansky returned to the clubhouse, which was crowded with various club members including Raplansky's brother Harry. Before he made it to the main room however a number of shots rang out. Rushing into the hallway gang members found Sam on the floor with bullet wounds to the left eye, chin and body. Harry and some others put Sam in a cab and rushed him to the hospital. All was for naught however as Samuel had been killed instantly.

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