The Thursday Quote

“Lots of people on the outside think the alky business is worked under cover, with customers sneaking up a back alley, laying down the jack and ducking home with a gallon or so hidden under the coat. But that’s not the system. O’Banion, Weiss and the rest just sold alky just the way the stockyards sell meat. They took orders over the phone or by mail and delivered the stuff like any merchant would.”

An unnamed criminal colleague of 1920s US mob boss Hymie Weiss explains how bootlegging worked during Prohibition
Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster
Michael Eig
Simon & Schuster (2011)

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