The Potato Sack Torch Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE —

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty…

Death of a Teenage Stenographer

Fifteen year old Ruth Wheeler, recent graduate of a secretarial school, excitedly picked up a referral from her alma mater and headed to her first job interview in a building on East 75th Street in New York City. She was not seen again alive. Two days later, a man living in the same building discovered that someone had dumped a gunny sack full of trash on his fire escape. But there was something not quite right about that bundle of garbage.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Assassination of a Gambler

AN EYE FOR AN EYE —

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty…

The Corruption of Lt. Charles Becker

This episode is about the story of police corruption in New York’s Tenderloin District, so named by the police because there was so much graft to be made, that they stopped eating chuck steak and started eating tenderloin. The trouble starts when the gambling house operator Herman Rosenthal gets double-crossed by his business partner Charles Becker, who also happened to be a police lieutenant. Rosenthal is so upset, he decides to name names in front of a grand jury.
Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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