Corrupt New York City police Lieutenant Charles Becker (center) was executed in 1915, in the Sing Sing Prison electric chair for the murder of bookie Herman Rosenthal. Rosenthal was killed in 1912 after complaining to the press about Becker's vice extortion ring.

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Corrupt New York City police Lieutenant Charles Becker (center) was executed in 1915, in the Sing Sing Prison electric chair for the murder of bookie Herman Rosenthal. Rosenthal was killed in 1912 after complaining to the press about Becker's vice extortion ring.
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Corrupt New York City police Lieutenant Charles Becker (center) was executed in 1915, in the Sing Sing Prison electric chair for the murder of bookie Herman Rosenthal. Rosenthal was killed in 1912 after complaining to the press about Becker's vice extortion ring.