Annals of Crime #2

Original Caption:

New York -- Nine women and five hundred men were herded into scores of police wagons and transported to Police Headquarters in the largest roundup of suspicious characters that New York City has yet known. The drive is believed to have been prompted by the State Public Enemy Law which forbids assembling of known criminals for illegal purposes. Authorities believe they will have to release most of the suspects, as there is no way of proving illegality in connection with their meetings. Photo shows some of the suspects crowded in an ante-room, before appearing in the line up. (1935)

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

Round up the usual suspects. Must've been a publicity week.