Rising Stars. Jack, who is 16, moves to Brooklyn with his father and brother, and soon begins racking up a criminal record of robbery and assault. His pajama tops were also stained with the crimson fluid, the result of three bullets in the upper torso.
But when they let me go two days later they never say a word about it. The public loved a gangster who could survive both the bullets of his enemies and the law.
Justice F. Diamond's trial for the kidnapping and torture of Grover Parks, the truck driver, begins.
Diamond's wife, Alice, sat in the front row of spectators. Diamond seeks information from the truck's driver, Grover Parks, who is tortured but reveals no information. His torso bore the scars of several bullet wounds, which led to the nickname of "the clay pigeon.
The press had a field day.
His ascent began back in 1927 when he was shot for the second time. Through the winter of 1931 Jack regained his strength.
The cardinal swooped and swerved by the hedgerow, the dying worm dangling from its beak. Read More. At the height of his fame, Jack received upwards of a hundred fan letters a day.
Diamond walked a few blocks across Second Street each morning to the courthouse from the office of his lawyer, Abbott Jones, and basked in the adulation of Trojans who shouted Diamond's name, cheered and reached out to clasp his hand. By Paul Grondahl Updated 11: He wrote a best-selling autobiography. Fast Forward.