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To: Kid Shelleen; ml/nj; exit82; Liz; LottieDah; Impy; InterceptPoint; LucyT; Fedora; Eleutheria5; ...
How one 1957 meeting in upstate New York was the beginning of the end for the mob

Ever since John Gotti's conviction, the MSM and the federal government have been spreading a myth that organized crime in the United States is a phenomenon of the past. Down through the years, as some mobsters die off naturally or are executed or prosecuted and imprisoned, new generations come in to seize old and new opportunities.

The nexus between organized crime and the political world remains, with the lion's share of it in the Democratic Party as has been the case for a century or more.

As for Appalachin, it is true that it was an important historical event which changed the attitudes of many in law enforcement. But why do a book on it now?

12 posted on 01/23/2013 12:07:50 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

“The nexus between organized crime and the political world remains”

Agreed

“with the lion’s share of it in the Democratic Party as has been the case for a century or more.”

The mob’s been known to rear its ugly head in Republican Party circles in New York from time to time.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 12:09:52 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: justiceseeker93
"with the lion’s share of it in the Democratic Party"

That is why I could never understand why Bobby Kennedy prosecuted the mob so vigorously. The mob seemed like the perfect partner in crime for the Kennedys.
22 posted on 01/23/2013 1:33:52 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: justiceseeker93
"with the lion’s share of it in the Democratic Party"

That is why I could never understand why Bobby Kennedy prosecuted the mob so vigorously. The mob seemed like the perfect partner in crime for the Kennedys.
23 posted on 01/23/2013 1:33:52 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: justiceseeker93

Maybe it will remind people of the magnitude of organized crime, such as the Chicago gang that stole the government of the United States..


27 posted on 01/29/2013 12:25:52 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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