The LAPD Gangster Squad of the 1940s and 1950s and the mobsters of that era shared a tangled weave of relationships. Drag the graphic below to explore the connections.
The Gangster Squad was formed in 1946 to keep East Coast Mafia out of L.A. Its 'anything goes' approach endured through the 1950s in an era when justice was found far from the courthouse.
In the women's wing of the nation's newest immigrant detention center, 28-year-old Silia Ramirez sat Thursday writing a letter to her family.
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