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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an official Proclamation of Apology to the Italian American community Friday morning for the “largest lynching in United State history.”

ROME (Crux) - Proud New York cops often say that "the NYPD never  forgets its own." Lest that come off as mere rhetoric, a group of men and women from the Big Apple were in Rome this week to keep alive the legacy of a brother officer who died over a century ago, and not on the city's mean streets but in far-away Sicily.

The assassination more than 105 years ago in Sicily of fabled NYPD detective Joseph Petrosino will reverberate Saturday in a special, poignant ceremony at Calvary Cemetery in Queens.Italian police officials, Petrosino's relatives and members of a special society named in honor of the slain cop are scheduled to commemorate his life and untimely death following disclosure earlier this week that investigators in Italy believe they have come closer to identifying his Mafia assassin.

Harrisburg, Pa.: My very diligent cousin, Dominica McGowan, who is an avid reader and longtime reader of The Daily News, as was my dad and every other member of my family, sent me clippings from your Voice of The People section concerning distant members of......

A murdered detective’s legacy Morganville, N.J.: Re Voicer Bob Petrosino’s letter about his great-great-uncle, Lt. Joe Petrosino, the NYPD detective murdered by the Black Hand in 1909 in Sicily: He was also my great-great-uncle and I would like to add a significant piece of history......

Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino, the first Italian-American of his rank in the NYPD, was also the first member of the department to be killed on duty on foreign soil. Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and executive produce a movie about an NYPD detective killed in......

PHOTO ABOVE: Crowds lined the route of Lt. Joseph Petrosino’s funeral cortege in 1909. Credit Library of Congress By SAM ROBERTS MAY 9, 2017 Talk about ethnic profiling. Early in the 20th century, the New York City Police Department’s highest-ranking Italian-American officer estimated that perhaps one-fifth of......

It sounds like a gang of baddies from a comic book or a Hardy Boys adventure. But the Black Hand was dead serious, a loose network of Italian immigrants who in the early 20th century terrorized dozens of American cities and towns by demanding protection money from merchants, kidnapping children (the ransom note typically came embellished with the logo of a black hand), and committing murders — all with near-impunity because the cowed victims refused to testify....

Dear Colleagues, First of all, I wanted to thank all of you for the continued support. It’s been about a week since the report was released from the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers. I hope everyone had an opportunity to review it.......

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