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27 min ago | The New York Observer

Real Estate Firm Takes Issue with Observer over 'Mob-Tied' Characterization

Last week, the Observer ran an article reporting on donations that real estate firm Simone Development and its affiliate, the Hutchinson Metro Center, made to the political campaign of Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

National Post

Canadian police ignored Interpol alert for alleged mob boss though they knew where in Canada he lived

An international alert accusing a man living north of Toronto of being a mob boss went ignored by Canadian police because Canada does not recognize the crime of Mafia association, the tool used by the Italian government to tackle powerful organized crime groups, an immigration hearing heard Wednesday.


Related Topix: Canada,

The New Zealand Herald

Italian fugitive arrested at Dominican airport

Interpol agents in the Dominican Republic announced Wednesday that they arrested an Italian fugitive at an airport in the Caribbean country's capital.


Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic, Central America, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Sicily had bikinis 1,600 years ago

Mob members these days probably won't be sporting a traditional coppola cap, as Al Pacino does in this scene from "The Godfather."


Related Topix: Celebrities, Al Pacino, Life, Food, Chefs, Anthony Bourdain, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Italy, World News, Travel


Passion for a project makes Pitt tick

Ever since Michael Pitt made his starring film debut in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," he's only done movies and TV shows he's been passionate about.


Related Topix: Boardwalk Empire, Entertainment, Television, Last Days, Animation Movies, Short, The Village, Music!, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Michael Pitt

The Georgia Straight

Van Folk Fest stages filled with everything from big bands to solo virtuosos

Nonetheless, two of the festival's most musically satisfying sets were delivered by solo acts, both at the intimate Stage 1. On July 19, Italian flatpicker Beppe Gambetta spanned everything from Appalachian bluegrass to Sicilian tarantellas in a textbook demonstration of guitar wizardry, but even better were his between-song anecdotes.


Santa Barbara Independent

Judge Strikes Down Gang Injunction

There were no ifs, ands, or buts in Judge Colleen Sterne's unequivocal ruling that Santa Barbara city police and prosecutors failed to make the case necessary to support the gang injunction they've been seeking since March 11 three years ago.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

National Post

Canadian drug lord's sentence should be boosted to compensate for...

A New York judge needs to impose a 30-year sentence on Quebec's billion-dollar pot playboy because when he secures a transfer to Canada his prison time could be slashed from decades to months by Canada's lenient parole system, U.S. prosecutors say.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Canada,

Cicero's Songs

Russia as a failed state

I make no apology for maintaining a string of posts on the subject of Russia. The fact is that Putin's mafia state, nuclear armed as it is, poses an existential threat to the freedom and prosperity of the West and to the peace of the whole world.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Prosecutors fought back against 99-Goon Syndicate with old gang laws

On February 6, in a timbered area near the Goochland County line, police officers found the body of Waynesboro Police Reserve Captain Kevin Quick.


Related Topix: Goochland County, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Immigration policy 1911: lunatics excluded, but bigots stayed

"If immigration was properly restricted you would no longer be troubled with anarchy, socialism, the Mafia, and such kindred evils."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

The Washington Post

Why is Pope Francis spending so much time going after the Mafia?

It began with the murder of an innocent 3-year-old boy who burned to death in his grandfather's car in a Mafia ambush in January.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

'Musina Mafia' case postponed

After four years of delays, a 637-page indictment and 1 872 counts, the matter against the "Musina Mafia" was again postponed.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Former Border Patrol agent warns what's coming

The video interview posted here is worth watching in its entirety. Zach Taylor is a 27 year veteran Border Patrol agent with supervisory experience.


Gangs: History of gang activity in SLO County

Members of these Sureo groups, though they share the same alliance, will often fight among themselves over control of certain areas or for other reasons, said Sgt.


Related Topix: California, San Luis Obispo County, CA, Folsom, CA, Soledad, CA

National Public Radio

An Elegant, Thoughtful Exploration Of Life In 'Two Italies'

I remember taking an intermediate Italian class in college, and to gauge our linguistic level of proficiency, the professor assigned us a short essay to write.


Related Topix: Bard College

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Star Online

You sure about that tattoo?

I was horrified to see a close friend of mine sporting a brand new velvet-red heart-with-piercing-arrow tattoo on her left ankle.


The Advocate

'Assassin's van' suggests organized crime elements

The two dining room chairs, sawed off at the legs and mounted inside the cargo area of the van, might have passed for mere oddity at first glance.


Related Topix: Metairie, LA, Moran Exploration, Energy, Oil & Gas, Federal Prisons, Prison, New Orleans, LA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Judge Bob Brotherton signs gang injunction against Varrio Carnales

Judge Bob Brotherton , presiding judge of the 30th District Court, made it official yesterday by signing an injunction which limits street gang members activities, according to an article in the Wichita Falls Times Record New s today, Friday, July 18. Twenty-eight members of the Vario Carnales are enjoined under this injunction.


Related Topix: Wichita Falls, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita County, TX

The New York Observer

Jeff Klein Received 10K Donation From Mob-Tied Real Estate Firm

State Senator Jeff Klein took a $10,000 campaign donation from a mafia-linked realty company-the same firm he rents his district office space from.


Related Topix: The Bronx, NY, New York, NY