chapter  4
The Mafi a and the Baff Murder
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On the evening of November 24, 1914, West Washington Market live (“kosher”) poultry dealer Barnet Baff answered a phone call at his place of business. Baff “was scarcely gone 75 feet when he was approached from behind by two men, each of whom fi red a shot that pierced his back-one piercing his heart and he died almost instantly.”1 Having set up Baff, the assassins escaped in a waiting car.