Here are the stories I thought your folks would be interested in reading because you are featured in each story.
It was never easy for me, I was born a poor black child.
Patrolmen Henry Flattery was fined three days’ pay after being found guilty of having played craps in the bathroom of the police station.
Nine members of the New York Police Department were commended yesterday for their assistance in the arrest of “the unlatched window burglar,” who pleaded guilty to a series of crimes that had baffled the police for more than six years.
An anxious mother’s fear that her child at play was imperiled by a man practicing rifle fire from a window resulted in a spectacular gun battle in the streets of Jamaica, Queens, in the arrest of five suspects and the disruption of the notorious and elusive “rifle gang”.
Every year the Queens District Attorney’s Abandonment Squad, takes a trip to end “vacations” of men who have abandoned their wives and children.
Police received protection money from shopkeepers, rackets surrounded the fish and poultry markets, as well as the docks, and licensing fees for various professions were increased with Tammany Hall middlemen reaping the benefits. Henry Flattery changed all that.
When Ireland finally established home rule in 1912, Henry Flattery packed up his old kit bag to set sail from Cork to New York.