Where Do ‘Hoodlums’ Come From? San Francisco : Code Switch : NPR

a cigar store owner named Ah Lee was beaten to death outside his store by a gang of young hoodlums, one of whom was only 14.

San Francisco\’s then-police chief Patrick Crowley took note of the gangs forming in the city in his 1872 annual report, noting: \”There is one evil which I mention with regret … it is the disposition on the part of many young men and lads to commit acts of violence and mischief.\”

via Where Do ‘Hoodlums’ Come From? San Francisco : Code Switch : NPR.

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