You might want to take Lucas out of that group. How do you think he only served 15 years? And is it a coincedence that the DA who locked him up later became his attorney? I doubt it was over a change of heart on Frank's innocense. Who did Frank help lock up? Had to be somebody. A 70 year sentence reduce to 15? Please!REAL MEN DON'T SNITCH!!!
Like it or not these men like Lucas, Bumpy Johnson, Freddie Myers,Guy Fisher etc are black entrepreneurs whosome did find inventive ways to deal their death to the black community and all the whites who ventured into Harlem for drugs. We all learned about the “good things or actions of note” of many historical figures and tend to look at one aspect of their lives while ignoring the other parts.Thomas Jefferson was president and a great American icon, but he was also a serial rapist, slave owner and child molester. History glosses over these details and we tend to look at his other qualities. But we don’t do that for black men. Why? you know. We know th e human side of all these figures but rarely find out about the black stories. I think moolie is defending the honor of the Italian mob and rightfully so. It wasn’t the first time crime was organized, but it was ans is the most memorable. nowadays the gay Mafia is more powerful in the Us but times have changed. I’ll enjoy the movie for what it is. I’ll look to see historiacal accuracies in scences about Harlem and NYC.This country was built by criminals and still run by them. So a guy gets his story told. so what. He bypassed his competition and sold a better quality death. Take the idea and apply it to real business. The real movie should be about Frank Matthews out of Bk. He was the true black Godfather in money made and scale and he jumped bail and they haven’t caught him yet! Another poor black kid from the South coming up north to make a better life. More stories of the black experience.
And while Guy Fisher never snitched - he broke code (sleeping with Nicky's girl and riding around in his cars), and he should have been dealt with on that. While I do not agree with what Nicky did, I don't agree with what guy did either.
If Guy was dealt with (if everyone was in the Italian mob - someone in the the family would have "hit" Guy for his bad choice), Nicky would not have felt justified in betraying dudes he ran with. I'm just sayin...