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Old 01-10-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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Just out of curiosity, are there still reports of organized crime occuring in the U.S.? Does this type of crime still exist?
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Yes, deffinately. In almost every major area too. My wife is originally from Italy, and I have heard many stories about the Italian Mob in the New Orleans area......
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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There's a New England based mafia. It depends what you call organized crime as it's ever-evolving. Inner city street gangs are organized in one way or another with their rituals and camaraderie. They have a structure and hieararchy.

It's possible law enforcement and politicians have a need to portray them as organized than they are whereas in reality many of the members put individual interests ahead of the organization. They do pose a danger. I just question if they are highly organized with a central command structure.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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The Chicago Syndicate

This blog mostly posts about things organized crime related to Chicago, however, it also posts occurrences from all over the country.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Latino organized crime is increasing in the southern US. They're highly organized in bringing in drugs and prostitutes. Most of the prostitutes are to serve Latino clientele.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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There's so many hustlers in the area of the south Bronx I teach in. My coworker recently got her car broken into and got nearly $500 of stuff stolen from her car. They're going to sell those things for nearly half the price, make a decent profit off it, and probably spend it towards bad things.

The mafia is more or less done with in NYC. They've mostly moved out to the suburbs. It was rumored that a lot of students' families in the school I went to were involved in it.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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There's so many hustlers in the area of the south Bronx I teach in. My coworker recently got her car broken into and got nearly $500 of stuff stolen from her car. They're going to sell those things for nearly half the price, make a decent profit off it, and probably spend it towards bad things.
That usually isn't the mob out burglarizing cars. That's typically a neighborhood drug addict "hustling" for their addiction or a teenager looking for fun or machismo. Car burglars very seldom operate in organized rings and are common in even the most serene of suburbs and small towns.

But yes, organized crime does certainly still exist, especially in the form of streetgangs. Red Mafia is still plenty active as well.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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That usually isn't the mob out burglarizing cars. That's typically a neighborhood drug addict "hustling" for their addiction or a teenager looking for fun or machismo. Car burglars very seldom operate in organized rings and are common in even the most serene of suburbs and small towns.

But yes, organized crime does certainly still exist, especially in the form of streetgangs. Red Mafia is still plenty active as well.

lol I know the mafia doesn't break into cars. Those are usually crypts and bloods who rob people. Those are the top two gangs in the area I work in. Easy to identify them. I've been in the area for a while and I know who does what. It's a sad thing that I happen to know this lol
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Yess, i see them in some towns around me (Lodi, NJ). There not as active as they used to be like back in the day.

They have a lot of active UNorganized gangs... Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings.. They'll whack you not for business reasons.. but for wearing the wrong colors in the wrong town.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: southern california
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yes but far more growth in small unrelated cells much like mexico. random development without much organization or direction.
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