The Nature of Control

(Chicago Gang Territories, 2013; obtained from How organized criminal groups work to control their environment Students of the history of organized crime in North America must invariably come to the notion of territory or control in their readings. Often described as "rackets," the illegitimate enterprises of organized gangsters are illicit and organized in nature, …

Continue reading The Nature of Control


The Giordano murder and why Nothing has changed

(Lorenzo Giordano murder scene, Image obtained from Montreal Gazette, March 1, 2016) The murder of Lorenzo "the skunk" Giordano in broad daylight on a public street in Laval is once again being trumpeted as a death knell or a sign of the sure insurmountable dissonance within the clans comprising the Montreal mafia. The well-known mobster …

Continue reading The Giordano murder and why Nothing has changed