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  • 50 Years Later, We Know That the NYT Distorted the Kitty Genovese Story to Drive an Agenda

    03/15/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 15, 2014
    On Friday, March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, Queens, Winston Moseley murdered Kitty Genovese, a twenty-eight-year-old bar manager, in Queens. In a March 10, 2014 column (HT Instapundit) in the New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann reviewed two recently published books on the murder and its aftermath, one by Catherine Pelonero and the other by Kevin Cook.
  • Reputed Mafioso tip triggers new Hoffa body search

    06/18/2013 3:44:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2013 3:12 AM EDT | Corey Williams
    The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain’s tip to once again break out the digging equipment in search of the elusive remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive when he left for lunch with two mobsters 38 years ago. Federal agents brought excavation equipment Monday to a field in suburban Detroit where Tony Zerilli said Hoffa’s remains were buried. Zerilli, 85, told Detroit television station WDIV in February that he knew the location of the remains. …
  • Family Values: Lesbian Daughter Wants Leniency For Mobster Dad

    04/11/2013 5:15:30 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/11/13 | Friends of Ours
    Dennis Delucia faces 46 months when sentenced on an extortion conviction, and his lesbian daughter Donna has submitted a letter to Brooklyn federal judge Kiyo Matsumoto in an attempt to humanize the reputed Colombo capo who was supportive of her coming out process as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "My dad accepted me, embraced me and has supported me. His love and acceptance helped me through the rough times and growing pains." Donna now lives in Kentucky with her partner and their 9-year-old boy, and she would like a light sentence for her gangster dad because "I...
  • (NJ) Dockworkers with mob ties earn more than $400K for 'working' 24 hours a day…

    03/05/2012 10:21:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 12:10 AM on 6th March 2012 | Michael Zennie
    A small group of 'made men' with mob ties are raking in more than $400,000 a year as humble dockworkers at ports in New York and New Jersey, a new report reveals. These longshoremen are being paid for working 24 hour a day, seven days a week — even though they only show up at work as little as 30 hours a week for their cushy gigs. These huge, inexplicable salaries come as the Port Authority shells out hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to upgrade the ports so goods can continue to flow into and out of...
  • N.J. Teen Seeks Dress Refund to Pay for Boyfriend's Funeral

    05/22/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT · by rawhide · 129 replies · 2+ views
    myfoxny.com ^ | 5-22-11 | DIANA ROCCO
    MYFOXNY.COM - Sophomore Jackie Genovese, 16, of New Jersey, had the perfect prom dress and date. But tragedy struck last week when her boyfriend of two years was killed in a car accident. Jackie's boyfriend, James, died on the way home from a baseball team dinner. He was a popular Jackson High School senior only weeks from graduation. She bought her $1,200 dress at Freehold's Diane and Co., also known for their popular Oxygen show "Dress Coutoure." She wanted a refund for her dress so she could help pay for her boyfriend's funeral. Jackie's mom asked the owners of the...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • MOB WANTED TO WHACK RUDY GIULIANI

    10/25/2007 3:32:25 AM PDT · by americanflyer1234 · 87 replies · 432+ views
    New York Post ^ | MURRAY WEISS, PATRICK GALLAHUE and ALEX GINSBERG
    The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public today. Before cooler heads prevailed - the mob bosses decided by a razor-thin 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate - at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes. Bonanno boss Philip “Rusty" Rastelli, Genovese chief Vincent “The Chin" Gigante and Lucchese honcho Anthony “Tony Ducks" Corallo all cast votes to spare the...
  • Matty 'The Horse' (Ianniello) on his last ride (Genovese crime family boss)

    03/04/2007 9:12:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 772+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | Larry McShane - ap
    NEW YORK - At an age when most of his contemporaries were long out to pasture or in prison, Matty "The Horse" Ianniello was still riding high. Retirement held no appeal for the old man — and why would it? The notorious Genovese crime family captain, an eyewitness to gangland history from the slaying of "Crazy Joey" Gallo through the conviction of Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, ascended to family boss just three years before his 80th birthday. It was 1997, and big money was rolling in from rackets in Little Italy, the garbage industry, a mobbed-up union local. The silver-haired...
  • NY: Mob rap in bagel boom (Deli firebombed in extortion plot; 'Sonny' and 'Vinnie' involved)

    12/22/2006 10:09:46 PM PST · by Stoat · 86 replies · 1,665+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 22, 2006 | ERNIE NASPRETTO and JOHN MARZULLI
    Mob rap in bagel boom   Feds tie S.I. attack in '01 to gangland rivals  BY ERNIE NASPRETTO and JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS  My Deli in Staten Island was the target of a firebomb attack in 2001. Only in New York would a Mafia associate nicknamed The Irishman allegedly provide a bomb used to destroy a Pakistani immigrant's deli that was competing with a bagel store protected by the mob. The feds yesterday charged reputed Gambino crime associate Edward Fisher with orchestrating the December 2001 arson attack on My Deli and Grocery in Staten Island. Police had...
  • New York Mob Indictment Charges 32 People

    02/23/2006 1:56:49 PM PST · by Calpernia · 44 replies · 1,825+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Feb 23, 2006 1:44 pm US/Eastern
    A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges 32 people with racketeering crimes, including people described as the acting boss, members and associates of the Genovese organized crime family. The 42-count indictment says the defendants engaged in crimes for more than a decade. Those crimes include murder, violent extortion of individuals and businesses, labor racketeering, obstruction of justice, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and firearms trafficking. Federal prosecutors planned to release details at a noon news conference.
  • New York Mob Indictment Charges 32

    02/23/2006 1:56:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 425+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/06 | Larry Neumiester - ap
    NEW YORK - The acting boss of the city's most powerful crime family and 31 others are charged in a new indictment with racketeering crimes, including murder, extortion, drug trafficking and money laundering, authorities announced Thursday. The indictment "delivers an absolute body blow" to the Genovese family's structure, said FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon. He said 30 people had been arrested. The 42-count indictment unsealed Thursday accuses the defendants of engaging in criminal activity for more than a decade. U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia also released details about a corrupt lawyer whom he said had enabled the family's acting...
  • Tale of docks and mobsters gets new life, Crime figure’s vivid testimony fuels U.S. case

    08/06/2005 5:57:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 730+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 05.01.05 | TED SHERMAN
        John Bowers, the aging president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, had gone to meet a local union official at the Smith & Wollensky in Miami Beach. Inside, he was surprised to discover George Barone seated amid the polished brass and dark wood decor of the pricey waterfront steakhouse.     Barone was no stranger. A Genovese family member, he once controlled ILA locals in New Jersey and Miami. He also had coldly killed at least 10 people, by his own count, as a mob enforcer.     In a sworn deposition, Bowers recounted the conversation:     ‘‘You’re doing a wonderful job,’’ Barone told him. ‘‘We...
  • Union Official Charged in New York Waterfront Mob Extortion Case

    07/27/2004 9:22:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 562+ views
    AP ^ | July 27, 2004
    Union Official Charged in New York Waterfront Mob Extortion Case By Michael Weissenstein/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - A reputed mob associate was charged Tuesday with conspiring to extort money and power from waterfront businesses and officials of the International Longshoreman's Association. Law enforcement authorities described the arrest of union official and alleged Genovese crime family associate Harold Daggett as part of a broader effort against a union deeply under the sway of organized crime. Daggett is the third ILA official to face federal criminal charges in recent months. He was arraigned on a federal extortion conspiracy charge and released...
  • Communism's true believers won't give up (National Post - Canada)

    01/03/2004 7:08:00 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 217+ views
    National Post ^ | 03 January 2004 | Robert Fulford
    The faculty at Bard College, a liberal arts school at Annandale, NY, includes a scholar who glories in the title Alger Hiss Professor of Social Studies. Anyone aware that Hiss was a Washington bureaucrat who spied for the Soviet Union will consider this as sensible as a John Dillinger Chair in Business Ethics or a Jack the Ripper Chair in Criminology. But at Bard College no one is laughing, least of all the occupant of the chair, Joel Kovel, who believes the Soviets were never a threat to the Americans and that U.S. criticism of communism was the product of...
  • Decades After Brando, NJ Waterfront Still Mobbed Up

    12/08/2003 7:25:08 AM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Decades After Brando, Waterfront Still Mobbed Up   BAYONNE, N.J.  — At the headquarters of New Jersey's most notorious union, the ornate front windows are etched with an anchor-and-rope motif. They're opaque, making it impossible to peer inside International Longshoremen's Association (search) Local 1588.That hasn't stopped law enforcement. Local 1588 was historically so corrupt that mob enforcers were unnecessary, according to one veteran investigator. Kickbacks, extortion and fraud became as routine as a Labor Day picnic at the local, long a lucrative outpost for the Genovese (search) crime family. In 1954, when Marlon Brando (search) starred in the Oscar-winning "On The Waterfront," one of 1588's delegates was...
  • Union paying for NJ Governor McGreevey trip, could face federal charges

    07/22/2003 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 743+ views
    <p>The president of the labor union that is paying for Gov. James E. McGreevey's trip to Puerto Rico this week said yesterday he expects his organization may soon be named in a federal racketeering suit.</p> <p>John Bowers, president of the International Longshoremen's Association, made the surprising comment in his opening remarks to union delegates at the convention in San Juan. McGreevey will address the convention today.</p>