Memo: Regarding Escape of Five Girls from the Shelter, August 8, 1944
October 29, 2018 8:26 AM Subscribe
The quick-thinking young women informed the taxi driver that their clothing had been stolen while they were at Coney Island, and directed the driver to the apartment of a boyfriend on Madison Avenue.From kottke.org via This Week in Scams, Emily Brooks brings us the tale of five teenaged women who escaped the Brooklyn "shelter" of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1944.
Carmen, Estelle, Jean, Margaret, and Mary were awaiting trial for juvenile delinquency, part of New York City's policing of young people's sexuality during both World Wars with the excuse of protecting America's young fighting men from STIs.
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