Annals of Crime #15


Original Caption:

Brooklyn -- A teenage "gang-war" was averted Wednesday night when Brooklyn Police rounded up forty-six youths in the Borough Park area. Thirty two were held on charges of conspiracy to commit felonious assault and fourteen others were released in custody of parents on juvenile delinquency charges. Here the youths, backs to camera, are shown huddled together after the roundup. (1954)

5 comments:

Testify said...

Their is something rather poignant about the way they are hiding their faces.I am reminded of Johnny, Brando's character in The Wild One. In one scene some of the townsfolk are adminstering a bit of angry mob justice Johnny says with sullen (and poignant)bravado "My old man can hit harder than that." Wonder how hard these hidden kid's dads could hit?

That Guy said...

You're certain that you haven't mislabeled this one?

You're dead sure it's not the aftermath of when Jayne County trounced Handsome Dick Manitoba at CBGBs?

Tommy O'C said...

Yes, there is something poignant about young hoods who aren't shy about committing crimes against defenseless victims but are shy about having their photo taken.

N.Y.C. said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn1nyc/9678302636/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn1nyc/9678302662/

Here are more pictures from that very same day. I have them posted on my flicker. This is the first time that i have seen this picture. I have never seen it before.

Godfather of Cosmos said...

I Love this photo