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Brooklyn Police Arrest 13 Members of Gallo Gang

Oct. 10, 1961 - The Brooklyn police rounded up 13 members of the Gallo gang today in an attempt to end the warfare between underworld factions fighting for control of rackets in the borough. Most of the gang members, including their leader, Lawrence Gallo, were found asleep in a second-floor apartment over the Direct Vending Machine Company at 51 President Street, Brooklyn. Next door, at 49 President Street, several others were seized. Joseph Gallo (pictured), also known as “Crazy Joe,” a younger brother of Lawrence, was arrested in a Greenwich Village restaurant. Before taking the gang members in for questioning, the police found a .22-caliber rifle and a shotgun at 51 President Street. In the adjoining apartment, the detectives picked up two more rifles.


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