Tagged: Mafia

Shades of Al Capone?

Shades of Al Capone?

  As I follow the intricate web of evidence emerging in the Mueller probe, echoes of the case that finally put Al Capone (photo) behind bars reverberate in my mind. No, I don’t really...

Strange  Bedfellows Indeed

Strange Bedfellows Indeed

  One of the most curious aspects of American society is the relationship between law enforcement and organized crime. From time to time, troubling stories emerge that indicate an undercurrent connecting prosecutors and the criminals...

Like a Gangster Movie

Like a Gangster Movie

  This Trump presidency seems more and more like an old gangster movie. When the president’s personal lawyer invokes the Fifth Amendment  to avoid answering questions in a lawsuit involving a porn star, you have to...

The Thug Life Culture

The Thug Life Culture

If Trump’s underworld connections were not already widely known, his rude, ugly behavior would be a dead giveaway. That’s how “gangstas” behave. The “made men” in the mob swagger, bully and brag, treat women with disrespect...

Trump’s Dark and Dank Past

Trump’s Dark and Dank Past

  Finally, mainstream media outlets may be ready to give Donald Trump’s shady past the attention it deserves. Salon.com reproduced a Politico story this morning spotlighting his long and close connection to the Mafia. And I...

The French Have a Word (or Two) For it: Organized Crime

The French Have a Word (or Two) For it: Organized Crime

I am puzzled by the American media’s reluctance to expose the involvement of organized crime in the global economic crisis. Reporters are too busy trying to link President-elect Obama to the Blagojevich scandal to...