Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

What were they thinking? Prohibition propaganda posters

On December 5th, 1933, Prohibition ended. It was 80 years ago today Congress passed an amendment repealing the 18th amendment, which prohibited the production and sale of alcohol. The best way we can think to celebrate, at least online, is to show you this collection of anti-alcohol posters from era.

Today in Crime History: Dutch Shultz shot by hitmen

On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.

Today in Crime History: The Death of Eliot Ness

On May 16, 1957, Eliot Ness passed away at the age of 54 from a massive heart attack. Ness was the lawman whose team of Untouchables brought down Al Capone, tackled police corruption and hunted the most notorious serial killer of his time.

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