Real-life 'Donnie Brasco' tells of Ma...

Real-life 'Donnie Brasco' tells of Mafia infiltration

There are 10 comments on the El Paso Times story from Aug 11, 2010, titled Real-life 'Donnie Brasco' tells of Mafia infiltration. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The FBI agent who infiltrated the mob as "Donnie Brasco" would rather deal with the Italian Mafia than Mexican drug cartels.

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Movin Forward

Roseland, NJ

#1 Aug 11, 2010
Brasco, let's go!
Sue Ellen Ewing

United States

#2 Aug 11, 2010
Yawwwwwwwwwn! Who gives a flying **ck about this unknown (never was).
Jayson

El Paso, TX

#3 Aug 11, 2010
Remember the good old days of the mafia before the cartels.
Claya Hata

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Aug 11, 2010
I been had skills, Cristal spill, hide bills in Brazil, about a MIL of ice grill make it hard to figure me, liquor be kickin me in the azzhole, undercover DB!!!
outdated nonsense

Covina, CA

#5 Aug 11, 2010
OK for the record here, Pistone is over 30 years removed from the modern american mob and obviously has no idea, in terms of violence, how that outfit operates today who also still have very active families left in their traditional strongholds of the northeastern US and midwestern area like Chicago & Detroit as well as many cities in Florida and some areas of Louisiana. Then there's the ever increasing evidence that the long standing ties that LCN has traditionally shared with their overseas brothers in ultra-violent native Italian organized crime syndicates like the Sicilian Mafia and the Camorra are not only still there but they are getting stronger. These zips are infamous for making narco-terrorist groups such as the old columbian and modern day mexican cartels look like little old nuns with walking canes in comparison. These new age wiseguys in American LCN today are usually allot younger, brasher and heavily involved with narcotics as well as and more brash as well as unconcerned with those traditional old-school mores which mob members mostly held to back in Pistone's time. The amount of violence in modern LCN is actually what has radically changed since Operation Donnie Brasco even to the point of having a temporary moratorium on murder contracts having been in place recently for a short time but the unfortunate flip side of this is that the type of violence that is usually committed today is much worse such family members of suspected informants being targeted and contracts being issued for federal judges and agents as well as assaults being committed. Unfortunately the fact is that death of golden age of the mob does not mean this country is now having to deal with, as has been incorrectly and absurdly stated, a somehow more timid or docile American Mob, the actual facts show that mostly the opposite is true and now innocent people as well as LE are routinely targeted. This is also due significantly to the overly-aggressive, frequently questionable and sometimes outright illegal investigative and prosecutorial tactics which were heavily employed by the US justice dept in the 80's and 90's and to some extent still are.
Forget About It

El Paso, TX

#6 Aug 11, 2010
FBI Technician: What's forget about it?
Donnie Brasco: Forget about it is like if you agree with someone, you know, like Raquel Welch is one great piece of a/s/s, forget about it. But then, if you disagree, like A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it! you know? But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like mingia those peppers, forget about it. But it's also like saying Go to hell! too. Like, you know, like "Hey Paulie, you got a one inch pe ck er?" and Paulie says "Forget about it!" Sometimes it just means forget about it.

Donnie Brasco (1997)
outdated nonsense

Covina, CA

#7 Aug 11, 2010
OK for the record here, Pistone is over 30 years removed from the modern american mob and obviously has no idea, in terms of violence, how that outfit operates today who also still have very active families left in their traditional strongholds of the northeastern US and midwestern area like Chicago & Detroit as well as many cities in Florida and some areas of Louisiana. Then there's the ever increasing evidence that the long standing ties that LCN has traditionally shared with their overseas brothers in ultra-violent native Italian organized crime syndicates like the Sicilian Mafia and the Camorra are not only still there but they are getting stronger. These zips are infamous for making narco-terrorist groups such as the old columbian and modern day mexican cartels look like little old nuns with walking canes in comparison. These new age wiseguys in American LCN today are usually allot younger, brasher and heavily involved with narcotics as well as organized armed robbery and are largely unconcerned with the traditional old-school mores which mob members mostly held to back in Pistone's time. The amount of violence in modern LCN is actually what has radically changed since Operation Donnie Brasco even to the point of having a temporary moratorium on murder contracts having been in place recently for a short time but the unfortunate flip side of this is that the type of violence that is usually committed today is much worse such family members of suspected informants being targeted and contracts being issued for federal judges and agents as well as assaults being committed. Unfortunately the fact is that death of golden age of the mob does not mean this country is now having to deal with, as has been incorrectly and absurdly stated, a somehow more timid or docile American Mob, the actual facts show that mostly the opposite is true and now innocent people as well as LE are routinely targeted. This is also due significantly to the overly-aggressive, frequently questionable and sometimes outright illegal investigative and prosecutorial tactics which were heavily employed by the US justice dept in the 80's and 90's and to some extent still are.
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#8 Aug 11, 2010
Nobody liked a dirty rat snitch back then and nobody likes a dirty rat snitch today. Get back in your hole you pig!
Movin Forward

Roseland, NJ

#9 Aug 12, 2010
Claya Hata wrote:
I been had skills, Cristal spill, hide bills in Brazil, about a MIL of ice grill make it hard to figure me, liquor be kickin me in the ****, undercover DB!!!
BIG is good for ya health. Most folks don't be known nothing about the way that his lyrics and a forty is a RX for eternal living.
Rev Ian Paisley

Bristol, UK

#12 Jun 19, 2011
I've got piles!!!!

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