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Kansas City River Quay Mob War

Local History
Age Group
For adults


Terence O'Malley
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What started out as an arts and entertainment district devolved into a mafia war zone over parking and strip clubs during the 1970s. Learn firsthand what went down, who killed whom and why, and get a retrospective narrated visual tour by one of the major participants while he was still in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Terence O'Malley, director of the film and book "Black Hand Strawman: The History of Organized Crime in Kansas City" separates fact from fiction in this granular presentation of one of the most notorious mafia eras in U.S. history.


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