REAL DETECTIVE

Henry Flattery

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. Equally offensive is the press.

As a Irishman in a new country in a new century, Detective Henry Flattery knew how to apply himself. The rest is in the funny papers. 

Flatter Report

Ruth Snyder/Judd Gray Murderers

For months before her execution in 1928, the Daily News and other New York tabloids told lurid stories of how Ruth Snyder, a New York housewife, and her lover, corset salesman Judd Gray, beat Snyder’s husband and strangled him with a picture-frame wire.

Three Boy Slayers

New York TimesJune 17, 1935 - BOYS STEAL PISTOL IN POLICE STATION, ROB AND KILL MAN