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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Addy gets subtracted

At fifty years of age Arthur Black, known as Addy to some of the folks in Providence, Rhode Island, had lived two lives in gangster years but when the underworld decides its time for you to go they don't really get sentimental about age, sagacity, years on the job; stuff like that.

So it was on this date back in 1932 when Addy, known to the Providence police as one of the bigger "lottery operators" of the city, was gunned down in his own home. (told you there was no sentimentality. You'd think they would have shot him down in the gutter as is every gangster's birth rite.)

No, there Addy sat at home with his bodyguard when two men rushed into the house with guns-a-blazin'. Addy took a pill to the heart and gave up the ghost. Mr. Bodyguard went to the hospital with holes in his arm and chest.


John DuMond said...

I guess it's safe to assume that the bodyguard changed career fields after this.

Pat Downey said...

I believe that would be a safe assumption.

Anonymous said...

He was ineffective since his employer died and he lived. It should be the other way around.

Pat Downey said...

We believe Mr. Bodyguard was deemed unemployable after this mishap.