Daniel "Danny" Driscoll (1855 – January 23, 1888) was an American criminal and co-leader of the Whyos with Danny Lyons. The two held joint control over the street gang following the death of Mike McGloin in 1883, however both men were executed for separate murders only months apart from each other. They were the last powerful leaders of the organization and, following their downfall, the Whyos were eventually replaced by the Eastman and Five Points Gangs.
His arrest and eventual conviction for the murder of well-known Five Points debutante Bridget "Beezy" Garrity during 1886 was preceded by one of the most publicized trials of New York's history.
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