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He wants to kill me, says defiant Sliwa
NY Daily News ^ | September 21, 2005 | CURTIS SLIWA

Posted on 09/21/2005 6:18:40 AM PDT by Irontank

Guardian angels founder Curtis Sliwa couldn't believe his eyes: The Mafia boss who - according to a key witness - ordered him killed 13 years ago managed to escape conviction. Here, the outspoken radio host tells Daily News reporter Adam Nichols that he now fears John A. (Junior) Gotti wants the botched job finished:

Now he wants me dead.

I am a dead man walking. John Gotti Jr. will rejoin his family, and I know there are Gotti cohorts who have taken a solemn vow to do what they failed to do before: end my life.

They're going to celebrate [Junior Gotti's] freedom tonight and they're going to celebrate what they hope will be my eventual passing.

I can't imagine Gotti Jr. is talking like Mahatma Gandhi. This is now a vendetta, a blood feud. This is personal for him, and I can just imagine the hate he's spewing. He wants me to know he can reach out and hurt me.

They will stop at nothing to make sure that I become an example of what happens to someone who challenges their authority. I have known many people who challenged it before who are no longer here.

Whether it's a street tough or a Gambino family hanger-on, I expect somebody to have a go at killing me. [The Gambino crime family will] say if you succeed, more power to you. Make our wish come true.

There's a whole new generation of guys who want to earn the respect of John Gotti Jr., and if they can somehow report that Curtis Sliwa is 6 feet under, they know that will make their boss very happy. . . . I fear for my safety every day. . . .

I have learned from previous attacks. I do not want to be predictable; I do not want to let anything like that happen again.

But one thing I know for sure: John Gotti Jr. will still be able to see me like George Washington on the dollar bill, my red beret on my head. It will be like I'm surrounded by neon, because these colors do not run.

I'll be in his face every chance I get. I will be out walking up and down the San Gennaro festival. I will be talking about him on my radio show. I will not go away. I will take every opportunity I get to tell him he can't run and he can't hide.

He's the luckiest guy in the world to walk out of prison, and he knows it. That doesn't make me angry; it happens. But the feds have told me they have a resolve to get him; they're coming after him with a passion now.

He might think he beat the system now but, I guarantee you, soon he'll be sweating.

I have waited 13 years to see justice; I can certainly wait a little longer. He can party out at his mansion now, but there will come the day when we will lock eyes again.

The U.S. government has assured me that it is going after Round Two on the very same charges. I intend to be around for that trial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: assassinationplot; curtissliwa; gotti; guardianangels; johngotti; mafia; sliwa; talkradio
To those who are not in the NY metro area and don't get to hear conservative Curtis Sliwa's radio program that he does every morning with liberal civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby...you are missing out...Sliwa has to be one of the most interesting characters on the radio.
1 posted on 09/21/2005 6:18:40 AM PDT by Irontank
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To: Irontank

He often fills in for Sean Hannity, so the rest of us get to hear him on occasion. I wish him and his family well and pray for their safety.


2 posted on 09/21/2005 6:21:58 AM PDT by Coop (FR= a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Irontank
liberal civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby

liberal civil rights commie lawyer Ron Kuby

3 posted on 09/21/2005 6:23:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: b4its2late

Some of my interest in this situation rests, to a degree, on whether or not Ron Kuby is ALSO at risk!


4 posted on 09/21/2005 6:30:59 AM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: Irontank

First off, Sliwa is entertaining and has the gift of gab but he is hard to listen to for more than 5 min at a time. Second Kuby is a lying leftist piece O Kr@p and I wish people wouldn't listen to his show. A constant known liar shouldn't have a microphone.


5 posted on 09/21/2005 6:33:03 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: muawiyah

Kuby was Curtis's best man at his wedding. They are good friends and to be honest I think Kuby has been interceding for him with the Gotti's.


6 posted on 09/21/2005 6:33:20 AM PDT by mware (Keeper of the I's)
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To: Irontank

I love Curtis, too! We can listen to WABC programming live on the Internet:

http://www.wabcradio.com/listenlive.asp


7 posted on 09/21/2005 6:33:40 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Irontank

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He wants to kill me, says defiant Sliwa
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That is Sliwa's DEFENSE MECHANISM AT WORK. Shouting this statement on radio where millions of people can hear it PRACTICALLY GUARANTEES that Gotti won't even think of touching Sliwa ( unless of course he is suicidal like Muhammad Atta). If Sliwa dies suddenly, guess who the first suspect will be ?


8 posted on 09/21/2005 6:35:22 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: Irontank

I think they should have changed the venue for this trial. I don't think a jury in Houston would have acquitted.


9 posted on 09/21/2005 6:38:55 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (France is an example of retrograde chordate evolution.)
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To: Rippin

I agree....they both get on my nerves so I switched over to Michael Smerconish and Glen Beck (who occasionaly gets on my nerves):-)


10 posted on 09/21/2005 6:39:08 AM PDT by geege
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To: geege
I switched over to Michael Smerconish

Smerconish is such a such a wuss, he reminds me of a male Susan Bray if you remember her. Talks about tv shows, movies, cats and dogs, etc. Try Bill Bennett and Laura Ingraham on 990 AM in Philly.

12 posted on 09/21/2005 7:02:41 AM PDT by bankwalker (An accusation is often a subconscious confession.)
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To: SirLinksalot

That is Sliwa's DEFENSE MECHANISM AT WORK. Shouting this statement on radio where millions of people can hear it PRACTICALLY GUARANTEES that Gotti won't even think of touching Sliwa ( unless of course he is suicidal like Muhammad Atta). If Sliwa dies suddenly, guess who the first suspect will be ?



It's a smart move on his part then, if it protects him. Would you want Gotti after you?


13 posted on 09/21/2005 7:29:27 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: SirLinksalot
. Shouting this statement on radio where millions of people can hear it PRACTICALLY GUARANTEES that Gotti won't even think of touching Sliwa ( unless of course he is suicidal like Muhammad Atta). If Sliwa dies suddenly, guess who the first suspect will be ?

If Sliwa gets offed, who is going to mess with Gotti? Gotti won't do it himself so he has nothing to worry about.

14 posted on 09/21/2005 7:33:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: geege
Glen Beck (who occasionaly gets on my nerves)

What's with Beck lately? He doesn't seem to want to talk about anything other than sex anymore. It's like he trying to be a conservative Howard Stern.

15 posted on 09/21/2005 7:34:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: geege

Yepper, agree. I switched over to sports talk, which really gets on my nerves :)


16 posted on 09/21/2005 8:43:42 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: AppyPappy

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If Sliwa gets offed, who is going to mess with Gotti? Gotti won't do it himself so he has nothing to worry about.
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Gotti now has a personal stake in ensuring that Sliwa DOES NOT get offed. The FBI and NYPD detectives are watching him and have been since Giullani became chief prosecutor.

Even if somebody else does it, Gotti will be suspect number one ( i.e. people will always believe he HIRED the killer). Self-preservation ensures that he'll leave Sliwa alone and go after less prominent people he does not like. All he can do now is tolerate Sliwa's big mouth.


17 posted on 09/21/2005 9:07:23 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: muawiyah

Kuby may be considered a p*tzigliere so he may get a pass, due to idiocy.


18 posted on 09/21/2005 9:36:52 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Irontank

If I knew a man like Gotti wanted me dead, and the government had already done it's usual job of accomplishing nothing, I'd kill him first.


19 posted on 09/21/2005 10:01:44 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (North American Community. What's yours is theirs.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

NYC ping


20 posted on 09/21/2005 7:07:26 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nutmeg

Hopefully, they'll get Gotti Jr. next trial. Curtis Sliwa said yesterday that the prosecutors have promised him another trial. I think Gotti had some of the jurors nervous.


21 posted on 09/21/2005 7:29:09 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
I think Gotti had some of the jurors nervous.

That's what I suspected. I'm worried about our FRiend Curtis...

22 posted on 09/21/2005 7:51:22 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: nutmeg

Me too.


23 posted on 09/21/2005 7:52:05 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Actually, that would seem to be the only choice you have in cases like this.

Gotti is in trouble ~ now, does he realize that?

24 posted on 09/21/2005 8:20:25 PM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: metmom

Curtis is a good guy with a LOT of guts. Yea, he's shouting from the rooftops so if anything happens to him they know who to go to. He's still in a bad spot though .


25 posted on 09/21/2005 8:27:36 PM PDT by hoboken109
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