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The Police Reporter - Pgm 18

September 28th, 2010

A grisly murder with body parts found all around Brooklyn.  Is this some "CSI" drama on tv this week?

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No, it's program 18 of "The Police Reporter", our little quarter hour "true crime" drama syndicated in the early 1930s.  This week's episode looks at the 1931 murder of a speakeasy owner Andrew Zabitsky.  It's pretty hot stuff for the early 30s - speakeasy owners were the drug dealers of the time, involved in all manner of organized crime and shady dealings.

The show comes direct to digital from an original shellac Radio Release, Ltd transcription, matrix number A-1117, pressed by Allied Recording in Hollywood.

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