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Crime History: Lawmen end deadly gang's reign of South Florida

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On this day, Nov. 1, in 1924, lawmen in South Florida captured and killed four members of the notorious Ashley gang. The Dust Bowl had "Pretty Boy" Floyd; the Florida Everglades had John Ashley, a dapper bank robber and rum runner with a glass eye to replace one he lost in a gunfight. For a decade, Ashley flummoxed law enforcers, sometimes sending them bullets with their names on them. One...

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