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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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In the Brownsville section of Brooklyn there was a war going on between gangsters vying for control of the laundry racket. “Doggy” (Augie?) Ginsburg was the head of one of the factions fighting

On this date back in Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Five (I just can't get enough of that sweet stuff. Whoa, oh I, oh oh I) a “smoker” was held by the Durant Social club of East New York and “Doggy” Ginsburg was one of the two hundred men in attendance. As the show was about to get underway Ginsburg suddenly let out a groan and keeled over.

He had been shot in the head and left breast by a pistol equipped with a silencer. Nobody moved as three gunmen made their way to “Doggy”. As they stepped over him, one of the gunmen reached down and took something out of the dead mans pocket then the men exited the dining hall.

Before they got into their cars, Hyman Jacobson, a Ginsberg man, ran out after them and the gunmen fired a volley and a bullet smashed into Jacobson’s heart killing him.

When the police arrived they found Jacobson dead out front and “Doggy” inside. Fifteen men who had not run away were questioned and it was through them that the police got the news about the “wet wash war”.

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