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December 18th, 2008

“They’ll Never Give Up on Dols.”

I heard that repeatedly when I was writing my book. Now I’m reading in the Times that there’s going to be an indictment in the murder of police officer Ralph Dols.  Dols was shot on the corner of Avenue U and East 19th Street, in Sheepshead Bay, on August 25, 1997 (he died at Coney Island Hospital). It looks like they’re going to charge Joel Cacace, who they always suspected, and others.  

From the Times: In addition to Mr. Cacace, the indictment charges Dino Calabro, 42, identified as a captain, and Thomas Gioeli, 56, who was also an acting boss in the family and is known among his peers as Tommy Shots, and Dino Saracino, 36, who prosecutors say is a soldier, the officials said.

I’ll be curious to hear the whole story.

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  • 1 slamdunk // Dec 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

    I discovered your blog yesterday, and have been reading your historical posts. I wanted to let you know that you are doing wonderful work. I found your 2006 discussion of possibilities that could account for the declining homicide case clearances to be informative, and I posted those pages as a reference link for readers of Dr. Helen Smith’s blog–who were having a similar conversation.

    Keep up the good writing.

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Dec 19, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Wow, thank you so much for the compliments!

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