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Old 07-12-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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While I don't doubt this so-called "mafia" has some income from drugs, I find it hard to believe they have too much actual control over anything drug-related in 2018. Just too much competition from other groups with more muscle that are closer to the sources.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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Are you kidding? There's a HUGE history of mafia infiltration / control over unions. Look at the history of the Teamsters (Does the name Jimmy Hoffa mean anything to you?).

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How exactly can organize crime infiltrate a union? If Unions themselves are that large, how can be intimidated by organized crime. The said union will probably dwarf the criminal syndicate. Or unless the "union" actually is the crime syndicate, and a "union of laborers"/collective of laborers is just a facade. No laborers came together to collectively bargain. They were all just waiting for a mob boss to find them a job.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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How exactly can organize crime infiltrate a union? If Unions themselves are that large, how can be intimidated by organized crime. The said union will probably dwarf the criminal syndicate. Or unless the "union" actually is the crime syndicate, and a "union of laborers"/collective of laborers is just a facade. No laborers came together to collectively bargain. They were all just waiting for a mob boss to find them a job.


You're joking right? That film with Mr. Marlon Brandon "On The Waterfront" wasn't entirely fiction.


Longshoremen and the mob: When violence and corruption ruled the Brooklyn waterfront - NY Daily News


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/n...aterfront.html


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/n...ersey-mob.html


https://www.joc.com/regulation-polic..._20110120.html




https://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/17/n...d-silence.html


https://nypost.com/2012/03/05/cushy-...y-400k-a-year/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Scotto


Let us not forget Pete Panto: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Panto


And so it goes; there is plenty more out there.


Wasn't just the NY/NJ waterfront either; San Francisco and other California shipping docks had same problems: https://www.quora.com/Does-the-Itali...ern-California


As did to some extent Boston, New Orleans, and any other major US port.
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