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Unformatted text preview: When Malcolm was fired from Small's, Sammy set him up in business peddling marijuana. Soon he was under police surveillance and had to leave New York for a time; shortly thereafter, he devised a scheme to follow touring musicians, using his railroad pass, and supply them with marijuana. For several months he was a "travelling hustler," safely out of reach of the New York police. He was launched upon a career in crime which would end only with his arrest four years later. Malcolm's tour on the railroad ended abruptly after he threatened a railroad cook with his pistol during a card game. He could not return to selling drugs because the narcotics squad knew him. So for his remaining two years in New York he was involved in a number of different hustles and rackets robberies, numbers, gambling, bootlegging and prostitution. During this time, the hazards of his robberies, numbers, gambling, bootlegging and prostitution....
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- Fall '09