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Old 07-06-2014, 02:07 AM   #174
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The American Mafia OPerates on a strict hierarchical structure. While similar to its Sicilian origins, the American Mafia's modern organizational structure was created by Salvatore Maranzano in 1931. All inducted members of the Mafia are called "made" men. This signifies that they are untouchable in the criminal underworld and any harm brought to them will be met with retaliation. With the exception of associates, all mobsters are "made" official members of a crime family.. The 3 highest positions make up the administration. Below the administration, there are factions each headed by a caporegime (captain), who lead a crew of soldiers and associates.. They report to the administration and can be seen as equivalent to managers in a business. When a boss makes a decision, he rarely issues orders directly to workers who would carry it out, but instead passed instructions down through the chain of command. This way, the higher levels of the organization are insulated from law enforcement attention if the lower level members who actually commit the crime should be captured or investigated.. This provides what the intelligence community calls plausible deniability...Cosa Nostra is not a monolithic organization, but rather a loose confederation of about one hundred groups known alternately as "families", "cosche", "borgatas" or "clans" (despite the name, their members are generally not related by blood), each of which claims sovereignty over a territory, usually a town or village or a neighborhood of a larger city, though without ever fully conquering and legitimizing its monopoly of violence. For many years, the power apparatuses of the single families were the sole ruling bodies within the 2 associations, and they have remained the real centers of power even after superordinate bodies were created in the Cosa Nostra beginning in the late 1950s (the Sicilian Mafia Commission)..The Italian journalist Mauro De Mauro kidnapped by the mafia on the evening of September 16, 1970 was the first to publish a detailed map of the Sicilian Mafia, which was confirmed 22 years later by the Mafia pentito (turncoat) Tommaso Buscetta in his testimony to Judge Giovanni Falcone..Today, according to the Chief Prosecutor of Palermo, Francesco Messineo, there are 94 Mafia clans in Sicily subject to 29 mandamenti, with a total of at least 3,500 to 4,000 full members.. Most are based in western Sicily, almost half of them in the Province of Palermo...

Whack: to murder; also clip, hit, pop, burn, put a contract out..code of silence: not ratting on your colleagues once you've been pinched -- no longer a strong virtue in organized crime families...Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 road. The north end is near the Inns of Court and Temple Church, along with Blackfriars station.. The south end is near the Tate Modern art gallery and the Oxo Tower..Blackfriars Bridge railway station was on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR); the station was opened in June 1864 and, for its first 6 months, was the northern terminus of a line from Herne(Henry ) Hill via Loughborough Junction.. It was part of a scheme by the LC&DR to extend into the City of London financial district..It ceased to be the terminus when the line was extended across the River Thames to Ludgate Hill where a temporary station in New Bridge Street was opened on 21 December 1864..garbage business: euphemism for organized crime..Mock Execution: to whip someone into shape by frightening them..cugine: a young soldier striving to be made..Hi I'm Jimmy. Jimmy Booth. I'm an Italion just like you.. This other guy here is Erk...something.. I can't pronouce his last name.. He's SweDish or something..You're a pistol, you're really funny.. You're really funny..What do you mean I'm funny?. It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy..What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?. It's just, you know.. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and EVEryThing..Oh, oh, Anthony.. He's a big boy, he knows what he said.. What did ya say? Funny How...'re one happy family now..Where you gonna go, where you gonna run, where you gonna hide- Nowhere... 'cause there's no one like you left..They get you when you Sleep..Walking around like regular people.. They don't see each other.. They only see what they want to see...

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