Great Depression

NYPD Detective Captain Henry Flattery


Family Fugue

January 21, 1936Duelist — Acting Detective Captain Henry Flattery, head of the Jamaica squad, recently shared in a citation for “excellent police duty,” in connection with the arrest of the Rifle Gang of bandits who received long terms in Sing Sing. However, if we...

Juneteenth, 1935

Juneteenth, 1935

Three Boy Slayers are Fingerprinted Leader Balks at Signing Record, but Finally Yields, Saying 'the Cops Are My Pals.' HOMICIDE HEARING TODAYJune 19, 1935The three schoolboy-bootblacks of Jamaica, Queens, who have confessed they murdered a man last Saturday with a...

Police Praised in Arrest

Police Praised In Arrest Nassau Chief Commends 9 Here for Capture of Burglar The New York Times, June 14, 1936July 27, 1937Nine members of the New York Police Department were commended yesterday by Abram W. Skidmore, chief of the Nassau County Police Department, for...


To Get 'Rifle Gang' Data Queens Grand Jury to Meet Today to Study the Evidence. The New York Times, June 14, 1936July 23, 1935District Attorney Charles P. Sullivan of Queens has called the Queens grand jury for today to study the evidence against the five men...


DEATH OF BOY, 16, CAUSES INQUIRY The New York Times, June 14, 1936- Case Description AN AMATEUR CHEMIST Police Will Examine Kit He Used in Experiment — Mother Questioned on His Actions.Other Headlines that Day

Take the Cannoli

Take the Cannoli

He told me to tell you you could have everything you want and do everything you want as long as you take good care of the kids.