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Monday, January 13, 2014

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 West Side Butchers and the San Juan Hill gang. In an attempt to nip the fight in the bud police searched the local saloons for gang members who may have been carrying guns but no arrest were made. Still the violence came. Despite police efforts, the two gangs clashed and a gunfight ensued. when the smoke cleared two gang members William Reddington and Nicholas Moore lay dead in the street.

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