Join Gavin Schmitt, author and expert in Wisconsin True Crime and Mafia History as he provides a weekly dose on Wisconsin True Crime and Mafia History
In the 1910s, murder in the Third Ward was common enough that the newspapers barely followed up on them, and rarely got the names right. Even worse, almost nobody was ever caught!
The Murder of James Soukop
The first man to die at the hands of a Milwaukee Sicilian: James Soukop. How did the community react? Who could they trust?
Who was Milwaukee's first Mafia boss, and how badly will Gavin butcher his name?
Garbage Collection Part #2
We learned about how dire the garbage situation was... but what role did the Mafia have in getting things under control? This was the first time the mob's targets fought back!
Prostitution Part 2
In this extra long episode (sorry), we cover the story of Vincent Crupi, and the corruption in Milwaukee's House of Correction in the 1930s.
Prostitution Part #1
Prostitution, a career older than Milwaukee... heck, older than the Pilgrims! In the days of corrupt mayor David Rose, what did Milwaukee vice look like?