Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Louis "Lepke" Buchalter
Today's Criminal Mind is Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. He was a mobster who was in charge of the mafia's Murder Inc. He was a pretty nasty hit man, and was responsible for a lot of crime in the 1920's. He was caught and brought to justice, being executed in the electric chair in 1944 in New York's Sing Snig prison.
The thing I find fascinating about the picture is that he "looks" like a criminal. I bet that if I showed you this picture and asked you what you thought about the person, you would say he was a criminal. What is it about him that makes him look like a thug? Also interesting is that if you did not guess he was a criminal, you probably would have guessed he was a politician.