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Old 09-30-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Some of you guys do not know the underworld very well. No matter how many mafia leaders get arrested, wherever there are drugs and money, there will be mafias. They are a big reason why certain street gangs are increasing in number and becoming more organized.

Mafias influence every big city in America, sure they have fallen a bit since the early nineties but you still have the black, latino and italian mafias doing their thing as well as others. I would say that the Italian mafia influence is still strongest in the northeast.

Money is still used for betting on professional sports and is still being laundered.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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La Cosa Nostra is still very strong back in the old country where they are a big fish in a small pond, but here in the U.S now they are a small fish in a big pond. Their power in the United States peaked in the 1970s, but after that it's been all downhill from there. Nowadays Hispanic gangs like the Salvadorian MS-13 and Mexican drug cartels are at the front of the spotlight.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Here in Brooklyn the families have switched to legal industries.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I've been informed that the Italian mafia still has control over the a lot of the construction-development in NJ-NY. (If anyone living there knows for sure whether or not this is true, please do tell.) I think it still exists; after that dumb-f### Gotti, they are probably more underground (cautious) than ever.

Parts of the Central San Joaquin Valley in California used to have them, too, but that was many decades ago. Don't know about now.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:40 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Mafia is alive, and will never die.

Brutal fact.

Its true however that street gangs and such not so organized groups rule the business mroe and more.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I know the area in NYC I lived in as a little kid had the mafia. But not so much anymore. It seems most mafia men move to the suburbs here once they have kids. My ex's family was definitely in the mafia. Never outright told me, but it was pretty obvious...lol. I grew up in an italian area and you could tell a lot of other kids had family in the mafia. This was on Long Island.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:44 AM
 
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New Orleans and Houston definitely. When the mob was in the city at least the crime rate was down and the neighbor hoods were respectable. Look at the inner cities today escpecially in Detriot, Cleveland, Miami, etc
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Lazy, greaseball scumbags. That is all they are.

In Boston, they are a running joke, they are very few and far between, and they are nowhere near as strong as they once were.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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No, not in Los Angeles.
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