Arrest of Francis 'Two Gun' Crowley

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Monday, January 27, 2014

It's dangerous outside, why don't you kids stay in the building and play.

Eighty-two years ago today in Harlem a group of children came face to face with gangland when they encountered twenty-four year old Anthony Sancione in the hall way of a tenement with two bullets in his head. The kids fetched a policeman who found that Anthony was still alive. An ambulance was called but the wounded man died en-route to the hospital. His record showed that he had been arrested numerous times but never convicted.


John DuMond said...

"The kids fetched a policeman..."

I guess that was before the whole Stop Snitchin' campaign got started. ;)

Pat Downey said...

Yes, this was a result of the "If you find a dead guy tell a cop!" Campaign. Popular in Manhattan, the "Stop Snitchin'" was a Brooklyn thing during the Murder Inc. years.