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Kerryonians
The KERRYONIANS were alleged to be the second oldest criminal street gang in New York City
New York City
but may have been the first gang in the city and whose members were made up of recent Irish immigrants from County Kerry , Ireland
Ireland
. There was also a 19th century Philadelphia
Philadelphia
gang of the same name . Beginning in the 1820s, the Kerryonians
Kerryonians
were part of the first wave of the early New York gangs, following behind the first and oldest gang in the city, the Forty Thieves , to occupy the Five Points area. The Kerryonians
Kerryonians
were particularly fond of targeting New Yorkers who were of British descent . The Kerryonians
Kerryonians
also fought a gang named the "Pelters ". They are most known however for disrupting British actor William Charles Macready 's performance at Astor Place around 1825
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George Catlin
Not to be confused with George Carlin This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) GEORGE CATLIN George Catlin
George Catlin
by William Fisk , 1849 BORN (1796-07-26)July 26, 1796 Wilkes-Barre , Luzerne County, Pennsylvania , United States DIED December 23, 1872(1872-12-23) (aged 76) Jersey City , Hudson County, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
, United States NATIONALITY American KNOWN FOR Painting
Painting
SPOUSE(S) Clara Bartlett GregoryGEORGE CATLIN (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West
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Five Points, Manhattan
FIVE POINTS (or THE FIVE POINTS) was a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
. The neighborhood was generally defined as being bound by Centre Street to the west, the Bowery to the east, Canal Street to the north, and Park Row to the south. The former Five Points is now split between the Civic Center to the west and south, and Chinatown to the east and north. The Five Points gained international notoriety as a disease-ridden, crime-infested slum that existed for well over 70 years
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York
York
(Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland
New Netherland
Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Slum
A SLUM is a heavily populated urban informal settlement characterized by substandard housing and squalor. While slums differ in size and other characteristics, most lack reliable sanitation services, supply of clean water, reliable electricity, law enforcement and other basic services. Slum residences vary from shanty houses to professionally built dwellings that because of poor-quality construction or provision of services have deteriorated into slums. Slums were common in the 18th to early 20th centuries in the United States and Europe. More recently slums have been predominantly found in urban regions of developing and undeveloped parts of the world, but are also found in developed economies
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County Kerry
COUNTY KERRY (Irish : _Contae Chiarraí_) is a county in Ireland . It is located in the South-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster . It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county. Kerry County Council is the local authority for the county and Tralee serves as the county town. The population of the county was 147,554 in 2016, according to the 2016 census
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Ireland
IRELAND (/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen ); Irish : Éire ( listen ); Ulster-Scots : Airlann ) is an island in the North Atlantic . It is separated from Great Britain
Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel , the Irish Sea , and St George\'s Channel . Ireland
Ireland
is the second-largest island of the British Isles
British Isles
, the third-largest in Europe
Europe
, and the twentieth-largest on Earth
Earth
. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland
Ireland
), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, which is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, in the northeast of the island
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Lower East Side
The LOWER EAST SIDE, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan , roughly located between the Bowery and the East River , and Canal Street and Houston Street . Traditionally an immigrant, working-class neighborhood, it began rapid gentrification in the mid-2000s, prompting The National Trust for Historic Preservation to place the neighborhood on their list of America\'s Most Endangered Places
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Manhattan
Coordinates : 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972 Manhattan New York County
County
Borough of New York City
New York City
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Street Fighting
STREET FIGHTING is hand-to-hand combat in public places, between individuals or groups of people. Unlike sport fighting , a street fight might involve weapons, multiple opponents, and no rules. The venue is usually a public place (e.g. a street) and the fight sometimes results in serious injury or occasionally even death. The main difference between street fighting and a self defense situation is that a street fight is avoidable, whereas a self-defense situation is not. The other main difference is that the fight is consensual between both parties. A typical situation might involve two men arguing in a bar , then one suggests stepping outside, where the fight commences. Thus, it is often possible to avoid the fight by backing off, while in self-defense, a person is actively trying to escape the situation, using force if necessary to ensure his or her own safety. In some martial arts communities, street fighting and self-defense are often considered synonymous
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Knife Fight
A KNIFE FIGHT is a violent physical confrontation between two or more combatants in which one or more participants is armed with a knife . A knife fight is defined by the presence of a knife as a weapon and the violent intent of the combatants to kill or incapacitate each other; the participants may be completely untrained, self-taught, or trained in one or more formal or informal systems of knife fighting. Knife
Knife
fights may involve the use of any type of knife, though certain knives, termed fighting knives , are purposely designed for such confrontations – the dagger being just one example
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Assault
In criminal and civil law, ASSAULT is an attempt to initiate harmful or offensive contact with a person, or a threat to do so. It is distinct from battery , which refers to the actual achievement of such contact. An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal and/or civil liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and tort law. There is, however, an additional criminal law category of assault consisting of an attempted but unsuccessful battery. The term is often confused with battery , which involves physical contact. The specific meaning of assault varies between countries, but can refer to an act that causes another to apprehend immediate and personal violence, or in the more limited sense of a threat of violence caused by an immediate show of force
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Murder
_Note: Varies by jurisdiction _ * Abortion * Assassination * Cannibalism * Child murder * Consensual homicide * Contract killing *
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Robbery
ROBBERY is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. According to common law , robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear; that is to say, it is a larceny or theft accomplished by an assault . Precise definitions of the offence may vary between jurisdictions. Robbery is differentiated from other forms of theft (such as burglary , shoplifting or car theft ) by its inherently violent nature (a violent crime ); whereas many lesser forms of theft are punished as misdemeanors , robbery is always a felony in jurisdictions that distinguish between the two. Under English law, most forms of theft are triable either way , whereas robbery is triable only on indictment . The word "rob" came via French from Late Latin words (e.g
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Forty Thieves (New York Gang)
In common usage, THEFT is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. :1092–3 The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary , embezzlement , larceny , looting , robbery , shoplifting , library theft , and fraud (that is, obtaining money under false pretenses). In some jurisdictions, theft is considered to be synonymous with larceny ; in others, theft has replaced larceny. Someone who carries out an act of or makes a career of theft is known as a THIEF. The act of theft is also known by other terms such as STEALING, THIEVING, and FILCHING
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Shirt Tails
Forty Thieves , Roach Guards
Roach Guards
, Chichesters , Dead Rabbits , RIVALS Bowery Boys , Atlantic Guards The Shirt Tails
Shirt Tails
wore their wore their shirts on the outside of their pants as 19th century Chinese laborers would dress as a form of insignia and as a sign of gang group affiliation The SHIRT TAILS were a mid-19th century street gang based in the Five Points slum in Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York , United States, who wore their shirts on the outside of their pants as 19th century Chinese laborers would dress as a form of insignia and as a sign of gang group affiliation . Members kept their weapons—as many as three or four at a time—concealed beneath their shirts; this discreet measure stands in contrast to competing gangs who flaunted their weapons in order to intimidate
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