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  • James 'Whitey' Bulger dead, had been moved to W. Va.

    10/30/2018 2:27:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/30/18 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell/ap
    Gangland serial slayer James "Whitey" Bulger was killed shortly after being moved to a high-security federal prison in West Virginia, the Herald has confirmed. Bulger, 89, was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 murders in Massachusetts, Florida and Oklahoma. His attorney, Hank Brennan, who tried to appeal Bulger's life sentence all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, declined comment pending notification by the Bureau of Prisons. Bulger arrived at USP Hazelton yesterday. He was found unresponsive at 8:20 this morning, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons, which provided no other details. "Life-saving measures were...
  • BREAKING REPORT—EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Special Counsel Mueller Accused of Rape By 'Credible Witness‘

    10/30/2018 12:55:24 PM PDT · by mojito · 141 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/30/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller was accused by a very credible witness today of rape at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City in 2010. A formal press conference is scheduled for Thursday at noon in Washington DC..... The Gateway Pundit obtained a copy of the charges. What we know: The woman is a “very credible witness.” Her story are corroborated. The incident happened in 2010 in New York City. The woman is a professional. [....] UPDATE:Here are the documents.
  • Report: Whitey Bulger killed headline only

    10/30/2018 10:07:09 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 68 replies
    WBZ TV ^ | 10/30/18 | c Fiandaca
    Whitey dead?
  • Notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

    10/30/2018 10:00:21 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 86 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pete Williams, Tom Winter and Rich Schapiro
    Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday, federal officials said. Bulger, 89, had recently arrived at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia, according to the Boston Herald. The feared former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders stretching from Massachusetts to Florida to Oklahoma.
  • Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

    10/14/2018 2:15:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pope Francis is facing criticism from abortion activists across Europe this week after he likened abortion to “hiring a hitman” to kill unborn babies. The pope made the impromptu remark Wednesday at the Vatican. ADF reports the pope’s abortion comments were not in the text of his prepared weekly homily. Instead, he appears to have spoken from the heart about the pervasive violence against unborn babies. “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem. It is...
  • NJ Transit pays train workers $200,000 salaries — Why can’t they hire?

    10/08/2018 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    WKXW, New Jersey 101.5, Trenton ^ | October 7, 2018 | David Matthau and Sergio Bichao
    Need a career change? NJ Transit is hiring — and the job comes with big bucks. The nation’s second-busiest rail system has been struggling to keep its trains running on time, sometimes canceling as many as two dozen a day. Officials blame this commuting nightmare in part on a lack of engineers — the people who operate the trains. The shortage is exacerbated whenever a slew of engineers call out sick. The agency has been scrambling to fill training classes with recruits. Prospective job applicants might jump at the opportunity when they find out just how much the job pays....
  • Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?

    09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2018 | Lee Cary
    In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to O’Hare Airport. In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the “Chicago Outfit” (AKA “The Mob”) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health. “‘The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich...
  • Republican attacks on DoJ Russia experts (Ohr) a boon to Russian mafia

    08/29/2018 2:43:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/28/18
    Rachel Maddow reviews the storied history of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr in prosecuting Russian organized crime, making him only the latest DoJ Russia expert to endure Republican smears in an effort to protect Donald Trump from investigation.
  • Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? (answer:yes)

    03/29/2015 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Was Harry Reid beat up by mobsters? Is that the real reason for his eye injury that he blamed on exercise equipment? Harry Reid being beaten up by mobsters on New Years Day is just the latest rumor as to what really happened to Dingy Harry Reid. Supposedly, according to the rumor, Reid was unable to deliver a deal that the mobsters demanded. In addition to failing the get the deal for the mobs, rumors say Reid made a comment that the mobsters considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Occupy All ICE Offices, Borders, U.S. Airports, ‘Occupy All of It’

    07/17/2018 8:29:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 133 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Socialist Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District is calling on left wing and open borders activists to “occupy” all United States airports, all borders in the U.S., and every office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a panel discussion with Democracy Now!, Ocasio-Cortez called for an uprising against President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border where all border crossers and illegal aliens are being criminally prosecuted.
  • Alleged mob hit in the Bronx that critically injures man caught on video

    07/14/2018 12:07:56 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    https://pix11.com/ ^ | 7/13/18 | Anthony DiLorenzo
    THROGS NECK, the Bronx — A man was critically injured outside his Bronx home in what police sources said on Friday is an attempted mob attack. It happened at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of Tierney Place and Locus Point Drive in Throgs Neck. Video surveillance shows a man firing several shots at a 41-year-old man before fleeing the scene inside a red four-door sedan. The victim, who police sources identified as Bonnano Associate Salvatore Zottola, suffered several gunshot wounds to his torso, his left hand and graze wounds to his head.
  • Review: John Travolta’s “Gotti” Movie Is the $9.99 All You Can Eat Buffet Version of “Goodfellas”

    06/15/2018 9:23:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | June 15, 2018 12:41 am | by Roger Friedman
    “Gotti” starring John Travolta is just as bad as you might imagine, and then some. I can’t say I blame director Kevin Connolly, who took over from a long series of unfortunate incidents that led to this production. Connolly was hamstrung by Travolta, by a really grossly bad script, and a series of producers some of whom had criminal records. Last night’s premiere of “Gotti” was entertaining more for the celebrities who showed up– Regis and Joy Philbin, Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber, former police commissioner Ray Kelly and his wife Veronica, and their broadcaster son Greg among them....
  • The 'Mexican Mafia’s' Iron Grip on California’s Jails....

    06/01/2018 7:15:47 AM PDT · by caww · 35 replies
    thedailybeast. ^ | 6/1/2018 | JASON MCGAHAN
    To the jailers of California, the Mexican Mafia is known as 'the gang of gangs'...“They have the ability to turn gangs that are historically sworn enemies that fight on the streets into allies when they come inside our jail system,” said Commander Joseph Dempsey of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Quinones says the gang’s power extended as its 30-year reputation for viciousness in the jail system won the allegiance of Latino street gangs throughout Southern California. “The Mexican Mafia’s influence and importance to Southern California goes far far beyond the prisons now,” Quinones told The Daily Beast. “I came...
  • Mexican Mafia crackdown: 80 charged in massive sweep (California)

    05/24/2018 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/23/18 | Miriam Hernandez
    LOS ANGELES - Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia were charged Wednesday with running a conspiracy to control drug trafficking and carry out violence ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people tied to racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and even murders. "These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said. "By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications...
  • Rochester cops advise man to break into home; woman inside house responds with a gun

    05/22/2018 12:30:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    A situation escalates when the police tell a man to break into his home.Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks: Just break into the house, McNees said. The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break...
  • MSNBC’s Melber Wonders Whether Michael Cohen Put Out Mafia Hit on Avenatti

    05/16/2018 4:50:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Ari Melber not so subtly suggested to Michael Avenatti that Michael Cohen might have put out a Mafia hit on him. Said Melber: “We had the Trump lawyer, a former lawyer, last night. Wasn’t just criticizing you, he was asking the question of whether Michael Cohen’s role was to deal with the Mafia for Donald Trump. I mean, he said that, and he’s a Trump lawyer. When you say “ugly,” do you have concerns about your own role, your own safety, your own precautions?”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • On Trump, Joy Reid’s Got “Mob” on her Mind

    04/15/2018 8:11:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mob, mob, mob. Mob, mob-ar-ann . . . That could be Joy Reid’s cover of the Beach Boys hit. Because when it comes to President Trump, MSNBC host Reid has a bad case of “mob” on the mind. Opening her show today with a discussion of James Comey’s book, Reid and her hand-picked guests made no fewer than 18 mentions of “mob” and other mob-related references to Trump. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • HARRY: Money, Mob & Influence (Book in Searchlight)

    03/26/2010 6:53:25 PM PDT · by DaxtonBrown · 16 replies · 593+ views
    I'm the Book Author ^ | March 22,2010 | Daxton Brown
    HARRY: Money, Mob & Influence EXCERPT FROM Chapter 6 The Gaming Commission Exclusive To Free Republic After Reid’s early political career is interrupted by a failed Senate run in 1974, his next epic quest comes in 1977 when he was chosen by then Gov. O'Callaghan to run the Nevada Gaming Commission.  Did Reid near singlehandedly run the mob out of Vegas as the cultivated myth seems to imply?  Reid’s own account of his selection to chair the Commission sheds some light:   I woke today after the mayoral election a 35-year-old has been. I assumed that I was finished with...
  • Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, the FBI and the Mob

    03/22/2018 9:18:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller and Weissmann involved in the two biggest scandals in FBI history Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and lead attorney in the Special Counsel’s Office Andrew Weissmann have been connected to one another throughout most of their careers, and both men moved quickly to the top tackling major crime syndicates and white-collar crime. Ironically, both men were also connected in two of the biggest corruption investigations in FBI history. But rarely are Weissmann and Mueller’s past cases discussed in the media. Their past is relevant because it gives a roadmap to the future — now that these two longtime colleagues...
  • Citrus Fruits, Scurvy and Cosa Nostra: Analyzing the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia

    02/25/2018 9:29:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Sicilian mafia is a powerful organized crime syndicate known across the globe, but its origins are murky. A surge in demand for citrus fruits in the 1800s could provide clues as to how it first emerged. Economic lecturers Alessia Isopi and Arcangelo explain. The Sicilian mafia is arguably one of the most famous – or infamous – institutions in the Western world. After its first appearance in Sicily in the 1870s it soon infiltrated the economic and political spheres of Italy and the US and has, at times, been considered a serious threat to the rule of law in...