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Thursday, July 11, 2013


 This selection of digitized articles from the very large Hamilton Library digital database goes way back to the 1860's and gives a fair idea of the situation of law enforcement back in the day. Wayward boys were caught i the act, and the punishment meted out was immediate and severe; no "plea bargaining" back then. The last article tells the story of "The Black Hand," where members of that criminal society preyed on innocent Italian immigrants; bringing to mind that scene in the movie, the "Godfather."

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