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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where's the "Brotherly love?"

Eighty-two years ago this morning at roughly 5:00am Philadelphia gangster Mickey Duffy exited a speakeasy with his wife and his body guard, John Bricker. As the club's doorman was helping Mrs. Duffy into their car a sedan sped by and machinegun fire erupted from the back seat. Mrs. Duffy hit the deck while the three men all took some lead. The doorman was slightly injured while Duffy took six not fatal shots to the body. Bricker caught a lethal dose in the neck and expired.

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