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NYP: Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home

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19 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Yep. stuff like drugs, sports betting, prostitution, extortion/loan sharking, credit card fraud, and various industrial-related stuff.

 

Mostly stuff that leaves fewer dead bodies. They're not what they were,  but I still wouldn't **** with them 

 

 

Drugs doesn't leave dead bodies? 

 

I thought the old mob stayed away from drugs because it was too violent.

 

Though I suppose it doesn't rule out squeezing low level dealers for pay protection money.   

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21 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

 

Drugs doesn't leave dead bodies? 

 

I thought the old mob stayed away from drugs because it was too violent.

 

Though I suppose it doesn't rule out squeezing low level dealers for pay protection money.   

 

If my understanding of the mafia from Hollywood movies is accurate, there was an internal struggle between the old guard and the young up and comers between dealing drugs and not.  Pretty sure this was covered in Godfather I :)

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I forgot about Sammy The Bull running the ecstasy ring.  So maybe I was way off base.  Of course this was after he flipped so you could argue he wasn't really part of the mob anymore.

 

I knew the the Mafia 'involved' in drugs for years, but I thought at least tried to insulate themselves to a degree.   Kind of like how Omar did on The Wire (He didn't deal, he just robbed the dealers) 

 

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They certainly insulate themselves from those type of things. The bosses know, they simply get the money sent uphill from the capos and soldiers. 

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1 hour ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

If my understanding of the mafia from Hollywood movies is accurate, there was an internal struggle between the old guard and the young up and comers between dealing drugs and not.  Pretty sure this was covered in Godfather I :)

Don't believe it - total b.s.!

 

Frank Costello was the only one opposed, and the mafia was THE main supplier of heroin into the US for decades.

 

Later Paul Castellano forbade it, because he figured the mob could make more money with their monopoly on construction and not have to worry about guys flipping. The main motivation for Gotti killing Castellano was because Gotti's brother has been caught on surveillance tapes doing drug deals, which carried a death sentence under Castellano's rules.

Again, most of the dealing was done through zips, because they were more trusted to do time rather than become rats. Drugs were the primary motivation for American Cosa Nostra going back to the old country and forming alliances with the mafia.

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SI mob boss's alleged killer says he smoked pot before shooting armed crime kingpin: sources

 

The Staten Island man accused in the ambush shooting death of a Mafia family boss said told cops he smoked pot before the killing and tried to float a self-defense theory, law enforcement sources said.

 

Anthony Comello, 24, told investigators that Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali came at him with a gun — forcing him to shoot.

 

Cops found no weapon on Cali — and are still trying to figure out what drove Comello to shoot the 53-year-old mob kingpin right outside his Todt Hill home.

 

Investigators are looking into the possibility the killing was by lovesick rage unrelated to mob business. Cali may have tried to prevent Comello from dating his niece, police sources said.

 

Comello was busted Saturday in Brick Township, N.J., about 50 miles from the scene of the crime, where his family owns a house.

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:01 PM, DCSaints_fan said:

 

Drugs doesn't leave dead bodies? 

 

I thought the old mob stayed away from drugs because it was too violent.

 

Though I suppose it doesn't rule out squeezing low level dealers for pay protection money.   

 

Riggo pretty much covered it.  And I said fewer dead bodies. Many of them are involved. They made it a point to put their product on the street in poorer, low Income areas and many of the bosses feigned ignorance over it so they could keep up with their bogus image (perpetuated by Hollywood, something I've long had a problem with, as my dad's side of the family is Italian, and from Brooklyn originally).

 

When I said "fewer dead bodies" I meant that many of them have incorporated white collar crimes as a part of their operation. But the notion that they never dabbled in the drug game is largely a fairy tale. So is the notion that they aren't still out there.

 

They're just not as high a priority as they used to be.

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1 hour ago, China said:

Investigators are looking into the possibility the killing was by lovesick rage unrelated to mob business. Cali may have tried to prevent Comello from dating his niece, police sources said.

 

That is some **** for a ****ing goodfella to get it. 

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