“They’re killing all the pimps, prostitutes and pushers.
Someone is trying to put the courts out of business!”--District Attorney
"You haven't said anything wrong yet."--Dirty Harry
Judging Crater: Whither Bloch? is a two part documentary explaining N.Y.'s greatest urban legend: the unsolved vanishing of N.Y. State Supreme Court Judge Joseph F. Crater, last seen August 6, 1930. Did my grandfather’s, Maurice Bloch’s, death (l to r H. Lehman, F.D.R., Bloch) have precipitated Crater’s vanishing? Bloch died suddenly while awaiting a judgeship. Four months after Bloch’s death, F.D.R. made Crater a judge. Crater vanished four months later. F.D.R. explained how he came to appoint Crater, and linked him to Bloch. Yet, historians have never considered F.D.R.'s statement in connection with the vanishing. Gary Shapiro, The N.Y. Sun’s Knickerbocker, called Part l: “Part History Channel, Part Orwell, Part Goddard.”
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