It wasn’t the first time a public figure who opposed Los Angeles’ underworld suddenly found himself involved in a compromising position, intended to either discredit or bring them to heel. But the plot to silence vice-crusading city councilman Carl I. Jacobson didn’t run quite to plan.
Two crimes, ten years apart. The robbery of a Sun Drug employee in May 1923 and a shooting at the Bella Napoli Cafe in Hollywood in August 1933. The connection between these crimes was a long and twisted road paved with gangland vengeance.