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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Death on the tracks

Ninety-three years ago today Michael Stenson and another man were walking together when they  suddenly started to argue. During the shouting match Stenson’s companion drew a gun and shot him. The gunman ran away as Stenson doubled over. Regaining his composure, Stenson drew his own gun and began to chase his assailant. He only made it to the middle of the street before toppling over dead between some streetcar tracks. Stenson’s murder may have been premeditated and had the ok from powerful men because, although the police denied it, a witness said that there was a cop on the corner who watched the whole thing but did not interfere.

2 comments:

John D. said...

The cop was on his break. He was not allowed to work during a scheduled break. Union rules.

Pat Downey said...

To bad Stenson wasn't on his break. As I understand it, gangster union rules dictate you're not allowed to get whacked on a break either.