THE MEDIUM

Delusion can be overcome by holding steadfastly to one philosophy: everything here is nothing more than God’s motion picture.

– Paramahansa Yogananda

I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.

– Charles Foster Kane

Newspapers

Th’ newspaper does ivrything f’r us. It runs th’ polis foorce an’ th’ banks, commands th’ milishy, controls th’ ligislachure, baptizes th’ young, marries th’ foolish, comforts th’ afflicted, afflicts th’ comfortable, buries th’ dead an’ roasts thim aftherward.”

Magazines

Pulp magazines got their moniker from the wood-pulp paper they were printed on. The paper yellows quickly and becomes very brittle, but the stories they hold are indelible.

Movies

Poverty, organized crime and urban violence drove the plots of many Hollywood films. Unfortunately, the movies are a far cry from the sordid reality behind the gunmen, killers, arsonists and other idiots on Flattery’s watch.

Books

The crimes committed and foiled provided plenty of fodder for crime writers. Flattery’s footwork influenced generations of crime, legal and political authors, from Damon Runyon to Richard Condon.

9 Held as Robbers After Hotel Raid

All Plead Not Guilty to Hold-Up of Ex-District Attorney in Office in Jamaica, Queens. IN PRISON AT TIME, 2 SAY Arrests Made When Detectives Take Over Hostelry, Even Manning Elevators.

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Duelist

Acting Detective Henry Flattery, head of the Jamaica squad, recently shared in a citation for “excellent police duty” in connection with the arrest of the Rifle Gang of bandits who received long terms at Sing Sing.

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