När jag satt och letade efter historiska nyheter, för jobbets räkning, hittade jag detta:
Died: J. H. Logue, Chicago diamond merchant, was brutally murdered in his office in midday. Logue was stabbed 17 times, shot in his right shoulder, had his skull crushed, had part of his right thumb severed, had his mouth burned with acid, and was gagged. The killing was believed to have been revenge for Logue’s prosecution of diamond thieves in 1905 and 1906. Five men and four women were arrested the next day in connection with the killing.
Så att det är våldsammare idag än förr verkar inte stämma, åtminstone inte i Louges fall som råkade riktigt illa ut. Riktiga maffiametoder minsann.