The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

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?