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Up-and-Down, Up-and-Down, I Will Lead Them Up and Down

Written by: Samuel Garloff, DO
June 6, 2018 

Today is June 6, 2018. According to the Department of Justice and Department of Defense, more children have been killed in school this year than military members in combat. In fact, more students have been killed in school so far this year, than all military personnel who died from all causes.

On February 14, 1929, seven members of the "Bugs" Moran gang were murdered in a warehouse on N. Clark St. in Chicago, Illinois. "Bugs" ran an Irish gang in North Chicago. The south side was controlled by Al Capone and his Italian gang. Millions of dollars were being made distributing liquor, running speakeasies, and providing gambling dens and prostitution. No love was lost between Bugs and Scarface.