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Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.
Ciao e benvenuto! Come Va? Thanks for coming and checking out my profile. I"m Tommy and i"m 38yrs old, born and bred in New York and still living there. I am Italian American and I'm 5'10 in height and I weigh around 182. I have brown hair and blue eyes and keep my face clean shaven. I am a huge football fan and my favorite team is the New York Jets....Go Jets!!! In my spare time I hang out with my crew, work out, read and play video games when I get the chance. I dislike loud obnoxious people and bullies so pretty much anyone who thinks they are better than everyone else is on my sh*t list, lol. I have another profile on VR so with this one I thought I'd do a whole Gangster theme which just so happens to be my favorite genre of movies......Goodfellas and The Godfather just rock!!!.....forget about it....lol. If you head down to my navigation box you will find some info about the five major families of the NY mob. I gave a brief description of each one and listed some mob terms and quotes from famous gangsters. I also listed some books I would highly recommend on the subject if you are at all interested.
Just a quick FYI; the crime family portrayed in the movie Goodfellas is the Lucchese crime family and the family portrayed in the movie Donnie Brasco is the Bonanno crime family. The fictional Crime Families in the movie The Godfather are Corleone, Barzini, Tattaglia, Stracci and Cuneo. I would like to share a quote with you from A Bronx Tale;, which happens to be one of my favorite movies --'He's wrong, it don't take much strength to pull a trigger but try getting up every morning day after day and work for a living, let's see him try that, then we'll see who the real tough guy is, the working man is the tough guy, your father's the tough guy!' This quote says it all. Although I love reading and watching movies about gangsters, I am proud to be a working man. I can go out to my car and not have to look over my shoulder wondering if today is the day I get it. Once again thanks for stopping by and having a look. Also if you could throw me a rate on your way out that would be awesome.
The Bonanno crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). Founded and named after Joseph Bonanno, this family was the first one of the New York families to be kicked off the Commission (the second was the Colombo crime family in the 1990s). The Commission is a council of the bosses that help to maintain order in the Mafia. The unacceptable infractions that lead to the family being kicked off was the allegation that the family was actively dealing heroin and the inner family fighting for control of leadership.
These were unacceptable crimes and the commission members decided to kick out the Bonanno family. Since then the family faced shaky leadership with acting boss Carmine Galante being murdered on the order of imprisoned boss Philip Rastelli. This family has suffered two major indignities. The first came in 1981 when they learned that an FBI agent calling himself Donnie Brasco had infiltrated their ranks. The second time was in 2004 when boss Joseph Massino, who previously brought the family back to respectable stature and back on the commission, became the first-ever Mafia boss in history to become an FBI informant.
The Colombo crime family is the youngest of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The family formerly known as the "Profaci crime family" was originally formed in 1928 by Joseph "The Olive Oil King" Profaci.The family has since gone through three separate family wars. The first war took place during the late 1950s when Crazy Joe Gallo began revolting against his boss Joe Profaci for demanding too much tribute. The war began to lose momentum in the early 1960s, when Crazy Joe was arrested and boss Joe Profaci died of cancer. The family came together under Joseph "Joe C." Colombo's command. After some years the second family war began immediately after the release of Crazy Joe from prison he ordered the shooting of Colombo in 1971. The Colombo supporters led by Carmine Persico won the war when, his side murdered Crazy Joe Gallo in a Little Italy restaurant in 1972.
After two decades of peace the third and bloodiest war erupted in 1991 when Victor Orena undermined the imprisoned boss Carmine Persico. The family then split into two separate faction's one loyal to the boss Persico and others to Orena. The Persico faction attacked soldiers and capos who were supporting Orena and vice versa. In 1993 with twelve family members dead and Orena imprisoned the war was finally over. Since then, the family has been hit again and again by prosecutions, informants and convictions due to the third war. Recently the family turned to a resident of Massachusetts, Ralph DeLeo, to run the family for Persico.
The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that control organized crime activity in New York City. It is a part of the United States-wide criminal network known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The group is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClellan hearings in 1963 when the structure of organized crime first gained public attention. The group's operations extend from New York and the eastern seaboard to California. Its illicit activities include labor and construction racketeering, gambling, loansharking, extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, prostitution, murder for hire, solid and toxic waste dumping violations, construction, building and cement violations, fraud and wire fraud, hijacking, pier thefts and fencing.
The rise of what for a time was the most powerful crime family in America began in 1957, the day Albert Anastasia was assassinated while sitting in a barber chair at the Park-Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. Experts believe Carlo Gambino helped orchestrate the hit to take over the family. Gambino partnered with Meyer Lansky to control gambling interests in Cuba. The family’s fortunes grew through 1976, when Gambino appointed his brother-in-law, Paul Castellano, as boss. Castellano infuriated upstart capo John Gotti, who orchestrated Castellano's murder in 1985. Gotti's downfall came in 1992, when his underboss Sammy Gravano decided to cooperate with the FBI. Gravano's cooperation brought down Gotti, along with most of the top members of the Gambino family. The family is believed to be currently run by street boss John "Jackie" D'Amico.
The Genovese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). The Genovese crime family has been nicknamed the "Ivy League" and "Rolls Royce" of organized crime. They are rivaled in size by only the Gambino crime family and Chicago Outfit and are unmatched in terms of power. They have generally maintained a varying degree of influence over many of the smaller mob families outside of New York, including ties with the Patriarca, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Philadelphia crime families.
Finding new ways to make money in the 21st century, the Genovese family took advantage of lax due diligence by banks during the housing spike with a wave of mortgage frauds. Prosecutors say loan shark victims obtained home equity loans to pay off debts to their mob bankers. The family found ways to use new technology to improve on old reliable illegal gambling, with customers placing bets through offshore sites via the Internet. The modern family was founded by Lucky Luciano, but after 1957 it was renamed after boss Vito Genovese. Originally in control of the waterfront on the West Side of Manhattan (including the Fulton Fish Market), the family was run for years by "the Oddfather", Vincent " the Chin" Gigante, who feigned insanity by shuffling unshaven through New York’s Greenwich Village wearing a tattered bath robe and muttering to himself incoherently.
The Genovese family manipulated members of the Philadelphia crime family into murdering one time Boss Angelo Bruno so that the Genovese could gain control of Philadelphia territory in Atlantic City. Although the leadership of the Genovese family seemed to have been in limbo since the death of Gigante in 2005, the family still appears to be the most organized family and remains powerful. The family, now named after Vito Genovese, has endured like no other. Unique in today's Mafia, the family has benefited greatly from members following the code of Omertà. While many mobsters from across the country have testified against their crime families since the 1980s, the Genovese family has only had five members turn state's evidence in its history.
The Lucchese crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities in New York City, U.S., within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra).Originally put together by Gaetano "Tommy" Reina in the early 1920s up until his murder in 1930, their illicit activities include profiting from labor and construction racketeering, illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, hijacking, fraud, fencing and murder for hire.The family was taken over by Gaetano "Tommy" Gagliano during the Castellammarese War until his death in 1951. The family under Gagliano was peaceful and low key, concentrating their criminal actives in the Bronx, Manhattan and New Jersey. The next boss was Gaetano "Tommy Brown" Lucchese who turned the family around and became one of the most powerful Commission members. Lucchese teamed up with Gambino family boss Carlo Gambino to control organized crime in New York City together. When Lucchese died of natural causes in 1967, Carmine Tramunti controlled the family for a brief time; he was arrested in 1973. With the release from prison Lucchese’s successor Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo gained control of the family. Corallo was very secretive and soon became one of the most powerful members of the Commission. Corallo was arrested and tried in the famous Commission case of 1986.
Corallo decided to put Vittorio "Vic" Amuso and Anthony Casso in charge of the family. Casso was soon promoted to underboss and the family barely survived the reign. Casso, fearing arrest in the early 1990s, kept ordering those he felt unloyal to be murdered. The former street boss for Casso Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco feared for his own life and turned informant. This led to the arrest of the entire Lucchese family hierarchy and Casso was finally caught. He quickly turned informant, trying to save his own life. The family lost power, respect and honor in the underworld. The family is still controlled by Amuso who is serving life and today is controlled by a three man panel of capos.
Associate: an almost-there; someone who works with and for wiseguys, but who hasn't been sworn in as a member of the Family.
Babania: Heroin, as in dealing. Lucrative but risky for mob insiders because if they're busted, long prison terms might compel them to cut a deal and squeal.
Babbo: A dope, idiot, useless underling.
Beef: a complaint or disagreement within the organization, usually discussed during a sit-down with higher-ups in the Family.
Big earner: someone who makes a lot of money for the Family. A LOT of money.
Books, the: euphemism for membership in the Family, since nothing is ever written down. When there is an availability (when someone dies), the books are "opened." When no one is being "made," the books are "closed."
Borgata: a crime Family; brugad.
Boss: the head of the crime Family; he is the only one who gives permission to "whack" or "make" someone, and he makes money from all Family operations; synonyms: don, chairman.
Boss of Bosses (Capo di tutti capi): While no one proclaims himself the Boss of Bosses anymore, the press awards this title to whomever they feel is the boss of the strongest of the five Families of New York, who is also said to preside over Commision meetings.
Broken: demoted in rank; "knocked down."
Brugad: a crime family; borgata.
Burn: to murder; synonyms: break an egg, clip, do a piece of work, hit, ice, pop, put out a contract on, whack.
Button: a "made" member of the Mafia; soldier, wiseguy, goodfella, Man of Honor.
Cafone: a phony or embarrassment to himself and others; "gavone" (slang pronunciation)
Capo: ranking member of a Family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers; a skipper, short for capodecina.
Chased: to be banished from the Mafia and barred from associating or doing business with any made members. The punishment is merciful in that the offender is spared death.
Cleaning: taking the necessary steps (driving around, stopping in various locations) to avoid being followed.
Clip: to murder
Clock: to keep track of someone's movements and activities.
Comare: a Mafia mistress; "goumada" (slang pronunciation).
Come in: To go see the boss when summoned.
Commission, The: the Mafia "ruling body", typically a panel made up of the bosses of the five New York Families, Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Colombo, and Bonanno sometimes with representatives from other U.S. Families, such as Chicago.
Compare: crony, close pal, buddy. Literally, "godfather" in Italian.
Consigliere: the counselor in a crime Family; advises boss and handles disputes within the ranks.
Contract: a murder assignment.
Cosa Nostra: Italian for "this thing of ours," a mob family, the Mafia.
Crew: a group of soldiers that takes orders from a capo.
Cugine: a young toughguy looking to be made.
Do a piece of work: to murder.
Earner: someone whose expertise is making money for the Family.
Empty suit: someone with nothing to offer who tries to hang around with mobsters.
Enforcer: a person who threatens, maims, or kills someone who doesn't cooperate with Family rules or deals.
Fence: someone with worldwide outlets to liquidate swag.
Friend of mine: introduction of a third person who is not a member of the Family but who can be vouched for by a Family member.
Friend of ours: introduction of one made member to another.
Gavone: see cafone.
Get a place ready: To find a burial site.
Gift: A bribe, sometimes for a juror.
Give a pass: To grant a reprieve from being whacked.
Going: About to be whacked.
Going south: stealing, passing money under the table, going on the lam.
Goombah, goomba, gumba: Sicilian slang for the Italian compare; plural: goombata
Goumada: see comare.
Hard-on with a suitcase: mob lawyer; feminine: half a hard-on with a suitcase.
Hitting the mattresses: going to war with a rival Family or gang.
Hot place: a location suspected of being the target of law enforcement or surveillance.
Ice: to murder; see burn.
Joint, the: prison; synonyms: the can, the pen, go away to college.
Loanshark: someone who lends mob money at an exorbitant interest rate; a shylock.
Made: to be sworn into La Cosa Nostra; synonyms: to be "straightened out," to get your button.
Make a marriage: to bring two parties together for legitimate or illegitimate Family issues.
Meat eater: a corrupt cop (not exclusively mobspeak).
Mustache Petes: Old fashioned or older generation Mafiosi.
Nut, the: mobspeak for "the bottom line"; also the gross profit figure.
Omertá: the code of silence and one of the premier vows taken when being sworn into the Family. Violation is punishable by death.
Off the record: an action taken without the knowledge or approval of the Family.
On the record: an action sanctioned by the Family.
Piece: a gun.
Pop: to murder.
Problem: A liability, someone likely to be whacked.
Rat: a member who violates Omertá; synonyms: squealer, canary, snitch, stool pigeon, yellow dog.
Shylock: see loanshark
Sit-down: a meeting with the Family administration to settle disputes.
Skim: Tax-free gambling profits, as in the money taken that is not reported to the IRS.
Skipper: a capo.
Stand-up guy: someone who refuses to rat out the Family no matter what the pressure, offer, or threat.
Swag: stolen goods, also an acronym for "stolen without a gun."
Vig: the interest payment on a loan from a loanshark (short for "vigorish").Synonym:juice.
Vouch for: to personally guarantee--with one's life--the reputation of someone dealing with the Family.
Walk talk, take a walk: to conduct a sensitive discussion while striding up and down the block to avoid being overheard on those pesky eavesdropping devices.
Whack: to murder.
Young Turks: Younger, less traditional generation of Mafiosi. Less likely to live by the old rules.
Zips: American Mafiosi's derogatory term for Sicilian Mafiosi.
You can get much further with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone. ~Al Capone
Q: "Willie, why do you rob banks?"
A: "Cause that's where the money is." ~Willie Sutton
There are three sides to every story. Mine, yours and the truth. ~Joe Massino
At the end of the day we're all gonna die in jail ~Vincent Basciano
A little violence never hurt anyone ~Benjamin Ruggiero
I'm in the Gotti family; my wife's the boss ~ John Gotti, after being questioned by reporters whether or not he was the boss of the Gambino crime family
This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this, hey, thats great. But it's very, very unpredictable. There are so many ways you can screw it up. ~Paul Castellano
I've seen many lives destroyed. I've seen more people have problems with gambling than I have with drugs and alcohol. And there are some serious consequences if you get in over your head. ~Michael Franzese
"If you have a lot of what people want and can't get, then you can supply the demand and shovel in the dough." ~Lucky Luciano
Once in the racket you're always in it. ~Al Capone
Vote early and vote often. ~Al Capone
I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.~Al Capone
I don't even know what street Canada is on. ~Al Capone
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class. ~Al Capone
I have built my organization upon fear. ~Al Capone
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way. ~Al Capone
Now I know why tigers eat their young. ~Al Capone
Prohibition has made nothing but trouble. ~Al Capone
This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. ~Al Capone
I never lie to any man because I don't fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid. ~John Gotti
I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me. ~John Gotti
All I wanted was to be what I became to be. ~John Gotti
Be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. ~John Gotti
Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested. ~John Gott
If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn't have a job if he was any smarter. ~John Gotti
"No one will ever kill me, they wouldn't dare" ~Carmine Galante
"We don't break our captains. We kill them." ~Vincent Gigante to Vic Amuso
"Goodfellas don't sue Goodfellas....goodfellas kill goodfellas." ~Salvatore Profaci
J. R. R. Tolkien
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III
A Bronx Tale
Public Enemies (2009)
The Untouchables (1987)
favorite TV shows
Friday the 13th (the series)
Shewolf of London
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Ash vs Evil Dead
The Cover Girls
most 80's "Hair" bands