National Affairs: New York v. Diamond

The maximum annoyance which New York City's police have caused Jack ("Legs") Diamond, whom the city's newspapers have made the local counterpart of Chicago's Capone, is one conviction out of 22 arrests. Last week, however, as he lay with a collection of his enemies' slugs in him on an Albany hospital cot, slim, pasty-faced Gangster Diamond found himself in real trouble. The State of New York was after him.

The last time he was ambushed—in a Manhattan hotel last October—Gangster Diamond recovered, left town, went to his...

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