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  1. Arashikage4Life

    Arashikage4Life Blue Belt

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    It's in the title, basically. Any questions you have about organized crime, direct them here. I research it in my spare time and it's become a sort of hobby of mine. I should mention that I am focusing mainly on "La Cosa Nostra," or Italian-American organized crime groups. Any discussion about other ethnic crime groups will only be in their relation to LCN.

    Hopefully, it leads to some good discussion. Ask away.
     
  2. dezzy

    dezzy ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ Platinum Member

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    whatta ya hear, whatta ya say?
     
  3. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    Does Donald Trump really think he can instruct his cronies to defy congressional subpoenas or will they eventually be forced to testify?

    Is Trump attorney Michael Cohen really a “Rat” or was he simply telling the truth in regards to mafia boss Donald Trump?
     
  4. phoenixikki

    phoenixikki Brown Belt

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    Would you take the gun or leave the cannoli?
     
  5. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    In fairness you can do both
     
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  6. The ScorpioN

    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    What's the relationship like between the Russian and Italian mafia in the US?
     
  7. The Merchant

    The Merchant Brown Belt

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    Detail the relationship between Meyer Lansky have and James Angleton?
     
  8. EL CORINTHIAN

    EL CORINTHIAN Black Belt

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    How powerful is the italian mob on the international stage today? Use the strongest one of them all as a metric to gauge with.

    Also i have found myself explaining to many Americans that at their peak, the Italian mob in Montreal was significantly wealthier and more powerful than the 5 families in New York. Is this correct or incorrect?
     
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  9. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    Who is the real Teflon Don?

    John Gotti
    Donald Trump
     
  10. TheBlondBomber

    TheBlondBomber Brown Belt

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    Rank the ethnic mobs in terms of wealth and power throughout American history in relation to the Italian mob. Jewish mob, Irish mob, Dixie mafia, Russian mob, Triads, Yakuza, black mob, Greek mob, and others. Please and thanks.
     
  11. MMAisGod

    MMAisGod Ya keep pushing or ya quit. That simple.

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    If the Italian Mafia was so strong in culture and tradition, how was John Gotti able to instantly transition them into "don't touch" territories such as the drug trade as well as accepting of his flamboyant style?
     
  12. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    who is/was the more ruthless consigliere. Sammy the bull Gravano or Paul Manafort?
     
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  13. MMAisGod

    MMAisGod Ya keep pushing or ya quit. That simple.

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    Damn lol. Toughest question I've seen in the WR all week. Gotta go with The Bull on this one. At least he heard voice recordings of being trashed by The Teflon Don before he rode under the bus, and had literally killed people (lol). Then ended up getting back into crime at the grandpa ages. Paul just got in over his head and got exposed.
     
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  14. Mr Holmes

    Mr Holmes 67 61 73 73 69 75 73 20 63 6c 61 79

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    Vito shouldn't have been at that fag bar
     
  15. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    But Pauly committed crimes even after he was jailed. Witness intimidation ain’t no joke. I’m with ya though, I give the edge to Sammy the Bull.
     
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  16. SIRGAY HARITONOB!

    SIRGAY HARITONOB! RED ARMY BELT

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    Snitches get stitches
     
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  17. MMAisGod

    MMAisGod Ya keep pushing or ya quit. That simple.

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    That is true too, committing crimes POST-Jail is like, next level of badassry. Such disdain for the system automatically puts him at 49% to Sammy's 51% at minimum.
     
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  18. Arashikage4Life

    Arashikage4Life Blue Belt

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    Typically, the respective ethnic organizations are generally distinct but they will occasionally collaborate on certain rackets. For example, a New York mobster (Michael Franzese, who later "renounced" his status as a mobster and now does public speaking tours) worked with the Russian mob in the 1980s in a "gasoline tax" scam where they collaborated to steal millions of dollars in revenue from the state and federal governments through fraudulent gasoline sales. As far as conflict is concerned, most criminal organizations determine that there is more money to be made when conflict is avoided so they tend to stay out of each others' way. As a general rule, most of their victims and clientele belong to the same ethnic groups, neighborhoods, and/or economic class as the criminal organization in question.
     
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  19. zebby23

    zebby23 Silver Belt

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    The life is engrained in Pauly but at least Sammy got out of it for a time. Like you said though, he jumped back in later in his older years which makes me think Sammy is also “bout” that life.
     
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  20. zebby23

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    just look at Trump and Putin and you have your answer
     

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