Tag: Organized Crime

Chrystul Kizer Supporters Want Justice After Rittenhouse Verdict

Chrystul Kizer Supporters Want Justice After Rittenhouse Verdict The reason people are so adamant about Kizer finding justice is that in self-defense cases, Black people are not often acquitted compared to White people. But in this case, Rittenhouse and Kizer have many similar circumstances and if she is found guilty of murder, people will have […]

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Search for Jimmy Hoffa Leads the F.B.I. to Jersey City Landfill

The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, a mystery that has gripped the American imagination for half a century on its ascent to national folklore, is the subject of a new F.B.I. investigation centered on the site of a former landfill in Jersey City. A worker, on his deathbed, said he buried the body underground in a […]

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He Was a Boxer and Married to the Mob. He Wasn’t Prepared for Guardianship.

In their petition to be appointed Marvin’s guardians, the grandnieces described him as incapacitated, having dementia and unable to maintain a conversation or remember information told to him. Marvin said it had been his choice to live in the basement. He had a television and exercise equipment there, and a futon frame piled with mattresses. […]

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Italian Police Break Up Drug Smuggling Ring Tied to Calabria Mob

The mobsters also preyed on businesses. Near Switzerland, the police said, in the provinces of Como and Varese, they at first offered their skills to local entrepreneurs to help them avoid paying taxes and make larger profits — but then they threatened them, extorting money and eventually taking over their companies. Investigators in the area […]

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New Zealand Wants a 90% Vaccination Rate. Its Street Gangs May Hold the Key.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Rawiri Jansen, a Maori doctor, had an urgent message for the 150 people, mostly patch-wearing members of New Zealand’s plentiful street gangs and their families, who sat before him on a bright Saturday afternoon. Covid is coming for them, he said. Cases in New Zealand’s hospitals are rising rapidly. Soon, dozens […]

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In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum. By Isayen Herrera and Anatoly Kurmanaev Photographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez Oct. 16, 2021 SABANETA, Venezuela — They once used the house to hide their kidnapping victims as they awaited ransom. Now they are […]

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Catholic Church in Sicily Bans Godparents For Now

CATANIA, Italy — The mother had prepared everything for the baptism. She dressed her infant son Antonio in a handmade satin suit with tails and a matching cream-colored top hat glittering with rhinestones. She hired the photographers and bought the baby a gold cross. She booked a big buffet lunch for the whole clan at […]

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Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Gets Extra Security

THE HAGUE — For years, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands has cycled or walked to his city-center office, commuting to work like millions of other Dutch people, unencumbered by the large security details that surround other world leaders. So a report in a Dutch newspaper this week that the police had beefed up […]

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