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Barker-Karpis gang


The Barker-Karpis Gang: An American Crime Family Book Promotion Video


The Barker Karpis Gang: An American Crime Family. By W. D. Smith


Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis


Mick Powers, reluctant gangster.


Death of Ma Barker

The Barker-Karpis Gang was one of the longest-lived criminal gangs during the Depression Era, spanning from 1931 to 1935. The gang was founded by Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis, and later joined by Fred's brother Arthur "Doc" Barker. Along with the three core members, the gang's network spanned up to 25 members at one point.
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  • Foundations 

  • Hamm and Bremer kidnappings 

  • Downfall 

  • Aftermath 

  • Summary of Barker–Karpis Gang activities