Annals of Crime #92


Original Caption:

Freed in Slayings, Suspects Face Eviction from New York.

Brooklyn -- Martin 'Buggsy' Goldstein, registering disapproval, and Harry 'Pittsburgh Phil' Goldstein are pictured as they appeared in Brooklyn Homicide Court when Magistrate Jacob Eilperin was forced to discharge them after six witnesses had failed to identify the pair in connection with the murder of Joseph Amberg and Morris Kessler in a Brooklyn garage. Immediately on leaving the courthouse they were seized by eight detectives for questioning in a series of holdups. If questioning fails to establish connection with the crimes, they will be forced to leave the city. (1935)

1 comment:

Fred said...

"If questioning fails to establish connection with the crimes, they will be forced to leave the city."

As an attorney, I am at a loss as to how two men who are neither indicted nor convicted of a crime can be forced to leave any city in the United States. I know there are grounds to evict someone from a place of residence, and to deport an alien from the USA (called "removal" in these PC days), but to "deport" someone from a City?