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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Surgeon General's Warning: Smoking can be harmful to gangsters

Cigarette in hand, Chicago racketeer Aloysius Kearney, was walking along South Troy Street on this date back in 1930 after a hard day/night of making collections from area garage owners. Yes, there was a garage racket officially known as the National Association of Garage Owners. (Other than not getting bombed or shot, I wonder what the garage owners got for their dues?) Anyways, as Aloysius made his way along the sidewalk a car pulled up and a number of shots rang out. Five of which hit Kearny in the chest and one in the head. With cigarette still clenched in his hand,  Aloysius crumbled to the ground dead.

2 comments:

John DuMond said...

"Other than not getting bombed or shot, I wonder what the garage owners got for their dues?"

A free subscription to AMERICAN GARAGE magazine. It was like ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST for garage enthusiasts.

Pat Downey said...

Learn something new every day. Thank you.