Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mean Streets of Jamaica Plain

The good news: criminals seem to have given up on the garrot. The bad news: now they use guns.

Boston Daily Globe December 7, 1872

Jamaica Plain.

Garroting Revived. -- About nine o'clock on Thursday night, as Mr. David Keezer, a provision dealer in Green street at Jamaica Plain, was returning home, he was set upon by two men on Greenough avenue, one of whom garroted him and attacked him with a club, cutting his head open, while the other robbed him of between $300 and $400. He was insensible for some time, but finally recovered sufficiently to crawl into his house, where he was attended by physicians. He is in an exceedingly weak and feeble condition to-day, not being able to leave his bed.

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