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Charles BECKER



Lt. Charles Becker of the New York Police Department.



Photo of Becker in his yonger days in 1892 one year before he joined the NYPD.



Lt. Charles Becker, of the New York Police Department, was the king of graft in Manhattan.



Police Lieutenant Charles Becker

The smiling face of Police Lieutenant Charles Becker was known to the public because of his work on the "strong arm squad" of the New York City Police Department. When Becker was accused of being the partner of gambler Herman Rosenthal, his fame spread. When a charge of murdering Rosenthal was added to the accusations, fame turned to notoriety. Becker, although claiming innocence to the last, was electrocuted on July 30, 1915. ca. 1912.
(Photo Corbis/Bettman)



Police Lieutenant Charles Becker



"Taking Becker to Sing Sing" An undated image, from the Bain News Service, of Charles
Becker (center) being escorted to Sing Sing jail, where he would later be executed.



A drawing by Robert Edgren, published in The New York World in 1912,
portrays the murder of Herman Rosenthal.



An article about the trial from The New York World, Aug. 14, 1912.



A drawing published in The New York World.



The Court of Appeals documents for the case from the morgue.



A clipping about the case from the New York Sun.



An article about the case in the New York American.



Herman Rosenthal, the victim and Broadway gambler, known as "the Black Ace."


The New York Times Company



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