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Gambino Crime Boss Shot Dead

Gambino crime boss Frank Cali, 53, is shot dead outside his Staten Island family home by a gunman who sped off in a blue pickup truck in the first major hit on a NYC Mafia don in more than 30 years

Frank Cali, 53, was killed in front of his Staten Island home at 9.15pm Wednesday

Police sources told DailyMail.com Cali was shot six times in the torso

He was then reportedly run over by a blue pickup truck that fled the scene

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing

Cali's murder is the first hit on a Mafia boss since John Gotti arranged the assassination of then-Gambino head Paul Castellano in 1985

by Very anonymous now...reply 299Yesterday at 10:33 AM

Wow, so it’s like the “Godfather” and “Goodfellas” times again? Will be get more good movies out of it?

by Very anonymous now...reply 103/13/2019

Trump has ties to the mafia. Bet he had him silenced.

by Very anonymous now...reply 203/13/2019

Does this mean that there is going to be some sort of a Mafia war between families and/or internal power struggle? These guys knocking each other off can't be all bad just as long as too many police resource are diverted.

by Very anonymous now...reply 303/13/2019

I have this weird reoccurring fantasy that I am a vampire and that I prey exclusively on organized crime figures. I think I would enjoy that. I know it's fucked up.

by Very anonymous now...reply 403/13/2019

Do you think this was a hit?

by Very anonymous now...reply 503/13/2019

[quote]These guys knocking each other off can't be all bad

Ack! It's late, I'm tired. Let me rephrase this. "Guys bad. Killing each other off good."

by Very anonymous now...reply 603/13/2019

R5 No Rose, it was a love tap.

by Very anonymous now...reply 703/13/2019

I once witnessed a mob hit in New York City c. 1978 or 79. I was a kid, so I don't know who, or which family, etc. All I remember was thinking the body was like swiss cheese, because of the bullet holes. I thought it was cool, but my mom tried to usher me away pretty quickly.

by Very anonymous now...reply 803/13/2019

R8, that's fucked up, your mother wasted a teaching moment.

by Very anonymous now...reply 903/13/2019

R8 - I just looked up 1978 and 1979 in organized crime on Wikipedia and they were especially active and bloody years. The casualties and methods of assassination are listed. I'm curious if a name will jump out to you.

by Very anonymous now...reply 1003/13/2019

He was hot.

I dated Squishy Gambino in the 80's. Helleva guy

by Very anonymous now...reply 1103/13/2019

If it did, R10, I wouldn't say.

I also went to high school with a Genovese, of the Genovese crime family.

I might have already said too much.

by Very anonymous now...reply 1203/13/2019

The Italian Mob is back.

by Very anonymous now...reply 1303/13/2019

Whacked!

by Very anonymous now...reply 1403/13/2019

Reprisal hit?

The shooting wasn't the only recent mob assassination in New York. Sylvester Zottola, 71, reportedly of the Bonanno crime family, was gunned down at a McDonald's drive thru in the Bronx last October, according to WABC.

by Very anonymous now...reply 1503/13/2019

Lovely house on the outside. I wonder if we'll see it Real estalker or Curbed soon?

by Very anonymous now...reply 1603/14/2019

Wonder if this hit had any links to other Italian power playing from.abroad? Calabrian 'Ndrangheta?

by Very anonymous now...reply 1703/14/2019

The mob positions must not pay all that well. His home looked cookie cutter. And on Staten Island?

by Very anonymous now...reply 1803/14/2019

He didnt fallow the Rules! A Rat is a Rat!

by Very anonymous now...reply 1903/14/2019

Was Tramp's family involved?

by Very anonymous now...reply 2003/14/2019

I used to be his capo. He made me service him regularly.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2103/14/2019

R17, no, it was a Palermo related hit.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2203/14/2019

Now that's just disrespectful.

But funny, I don't care who you are.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2303/14/2019

The house is on Todt (pronounced Tote) Hill, the island's most exclusive neighborhood. Another mobster who was murdered outside Spark's Steak House in Manhattan, also lived there. At 402-feet, Todt Hill is the highest elevation along the coast between Maine and Florida.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2403/14/2019

Another return to the 1970s, I see. Cultural regression is fun!

by Very anonymous now...reply 2503/14/2019

Whitey Bulger also got hit in prison not too long ago. The mob seems to be pretty active lately.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2603/14/2019

Oh, Michael!

by Very anonymous now...reply 2703/14/2019

[quote]I have this weird reoccurring fantasy that I am a vampire and that I prey exclusively on organized crime figures. I think I would enjoy that. I know it's fucked up.

Can you give us a call asap? We're all out of ideas and could use some new ones. Even if vampires have already been done to death.

by Very anonymous now...reply 2803/14/2019

To the mattresses!

by Very anonymous now...reply 2903/14/2019

Where was Drita D'Avanzo last night? Hope she and Renee Graziano weren't giving blow jobs to other Gambino soldiers when this happened because they will have too much good material for their next reality show.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3003/14/2019

[quote]I dated Squishy Gambino in the 80's.

Just exactly which parts of him squished?

by Very anonymous now...reply 3103/14/2019

He got the Frank Leotardo special.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3203/14/2019

Is Jonny Alite still around?

by Very anonymous now...reply 3303/14/2019

I thought this nonsense had gone the way of the dodo.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3403/14/2019

It still happens, r34.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3503/14/2019

Lifetime Staten Islander here. I’m surprised this happened. With the exception of the idiot reality star Mob Wives, the mafia on Staten Island has mostly been nonexistent. Back in the 80’s when I was a kid, every other headline was a mob related bust or a body dumped in the woods that was a mob hit. Speaking of the idiot reality show Mob Wives, I love when one of these mafia goons gets arrested or killed and suddenly there’s a hysterical Renee Graziano going on about what a stand up guy he was or how it sso unfair the Feds are targeting them. Delusional idiots.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3603/14/2019

R36 Not sure I would say delusional. They know the deal. But they have to play it up to make everything look good. There is a lot of pressure for the women to stand up for the family (or families as the case may be). Idot? Sure, but she's alive so that's better than a dead idiot.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3703/14/2019

Seems to me a reality show called Mob Wives would be bad for actual mob figures. Is this another fake show like Amish Mafia, which was totally fake?

by Very anonymous now...reply 3803/14/2019

[quote]Oh, Michael!

That's my family, Kay. It's not me.

by Very anonymous now...reply 3903/14/2019

Do people on Staten Island generally know which areas are more populated by mob-affiliates or heavy hitters? I looked up Cali's house and others in the vicinity. Ir's valued at $1.3M. Imagine paying that kind of money to move in next door to a felon and sociopathic killer? Or worse, his tacky, shrieky wife.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4003/14/2019

You ain’t see nothin’, R8. You understand, nothin!

Capesce?

by Very anonymous now...reply 4103/14/2019

This was not the first mob hit since 19 eighty-whatever. My friend's mafia dad had a peculiar accident blocks from his home in western LI where he was found dead in his smashed car. Nobody in the family thought he died from what appeared to be a fender-bender. But there were no witnesses, and there was no autopsy.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4203/14/2019

Cali was lured out of the house by a staged car crash. The pickup rammed his SUV drawing him out of the house.

It's pretty damn bold to do the hit right in front of his house.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4303/14/2019

Thugs.

Good riddance to trash.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4403/14/2019

It seems it’s been a long time since we heard about an Italian mafia hit. It’s almost quaint.

I know a gal whose dad was a low-level mafioso from Queens. He just died in a nursing home.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4503/14/2019

Robin Quivers used to live on Todt Hill.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4603/14/2019

[quote]This was not the first mob hit since 19 eighty-whatever.

It was the first hit on a Mafia family boss since Paul Castellano got whacked in 1985.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4703/14/2019

Oldest rationalization ever. He was the good wise guy that went after bad wise guys

by Very anonymous now...reply 4803/14/2019

R47 is right. Plus, chances are we don’t know of many other generic mob hits because they’re not big enough to make the news.

by Very anonymous now...reply 4903/14/2019

Apparently being killed in front of your house, in front of your family, is a demonstration of scorn and disrespect, worthy of someone who had done something against gangster code.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5003/14/2019

The nephew/heir from the DM story:

[quote]He recently called President Trump to pardon his father Francesco, claiming fired FBI Director James Comey, who was responsible for taking down his father, treated his family unfairly.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5103/14/2019

To Live and Die in S. I.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5203/14/2019

Maybe Melissa Gilbert could get another Lifetime movie out of this

by Very anonymous now...reply 5303/14/2019

I would bet that blue pick up drove straight to a mafia controlled savage yard and right into a car crusher never to be seen again.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5403/14/2019

Maybe it was a random drive by shooting and squishing with a truck.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5503/14/2019

Gloria:I walked out with Dinsdale on many occasions and found him a charming and erudite companion. He was wont to introduce one to eminent celebrities, celebrated American singers, members of the aristocracy and other gang leaders,

Interviewer (off screen): How had he met them?

Gloria:Through his work for charities. He took a warm interest in Boys' Clubs, Sailors' Homes, Choristers' Associations and the Grenadier Guards.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5603/14/2019

Hillary is looking for some new territory. Now that she's not so busy.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5703/14/2019

No one claims it’s the first mob hit since the 1980s. It’s the first mob boss hit.

The “disrespect” angle may mean he broke a big rule, or it may mean whoever killed him was not in the mob.

Anyway, they shot Tony Soprano in front of his wife and kids. What are ya gonna do?

by Very anonymous now...reply 5803/14/2019

[quote] I have this weird reoccurring fantasy that I am a vampire and that I prey exclusively on organized crime figures.

Someone beat you to that idea. "Warren" was a defunct comic book company that specialized in non-comic book code stories heavy on gore and sex. You described the plot of one of their stories.

The police would summon the crime fighter and covered for the murders of the bat-man, but worried even in a large city like theirs, sooner of later they would have to run out of criminals.

I can't tell you offhand what book and issue it was but I'm certain I have it in a box down in the basement.

by Very anonymous now...reply 5903/14/2019

Was he dining at Sparks?

by Very anonymous now...reply 6003/14/2019

[quote]mafia controlled savage yard

Wondering why he would drive to a zoo.

When did they shoot Tony Soprano, r58?

by Very anonymous now...reply 6103/14/2019

Me, too, r4, for years. You’re not alone in your weirdness.

by Very anonymous now...reply 6203/14/2019

So you guys want to transform organized crime figures into the undead so they can roam the earth for eternity?

by Very anonymous now...reply 6303/14/2019

At the end, r61.

by Very anonymous now...reply 6403/14/2019

They didn’t shoot him.

At least we didn’t see it and the creator of the series himself said that’s not what happened.

by Very anonymous now...reply 6503/14/2019

Hey R36 - where’d you go to high school? Farrell here, but I’m older than you.

by Very anonymous now...reply 6603/14/2019

[quote] The “disrespect” angle may mean he broke a big rule, or it may mean whoever killed him was not in the mob.

Russians!

by Very anonymous now...reply 6703/14/2019

R40 that area is where doctors and executives live. A partner at my law firm lives on Todt Hill in a 3 million dollar house. It really is a lovely area, I don’t think mob bosses are the norm

by Very anonymous now...reply 6803/14/2019

I once interned at the US Attorney's and had a nice chit chat with a real mobster (you know, how's school going?)

by Very anonymous now...reply 6903/14/2019

[Quote]I once witnessed a mob hit in New York City c. 1978 or 79. I was a kid, so I don't know who, or which family, etc. All I remember was thinking the body was like swiss cheese, because of the bullet holes.

Did you drive past the crime scene on Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn? A mortician friend of mine buried a mob guy killed in 79 and he described the body as looking like swiss cheese from the bullet holes. They left the body in the car so that the story would make the papers. Swiss cheese and 79, I think I got your hit.

by Very anonymous now...reply 7003/14/2019

Didn't Gotti or Gambino or one of them have a gay son who owned a gay bar in the village at one point?

by Very anonymous now...reply 7103/14/2019

The one gay Gambino son went up into the other gay Gambino son's butt

by Very anonymous now...reply 7203/14/2019

Yum.

by Very anonymous now...reply 7303/14/2019

NY media saying it was Gotti’s brother who just got out of prison after 29 years and wants his brother’s old job.

by Very anonymous now...reply 7403/14/2019

[post redacted because independent.co.uk thinks that links to their ridiculous rag are a bad thing. Somebody might want to tell them how the internet works. Or not. We don't really care. They do suck though. Our advice is that you should not click on the link and whatever you do, don't read their truly terrible articles.]

by Very anonymous now...reply 7503/14/2019

Alan Sepinwall [co-author]: When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, “I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me.”

Chase: Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end… Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go black there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that.

Matt Zoller Seitz [co-author]: You realise, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.

[A long pause follows]

Chase: F*** you guys.

by Very anonymous now...reply 7603/14/2019

R70 he ain’t seen nuthin’ unnerstand? Nothin.

You guys tink you’ll be the first hole I ever dug? Eh?

by Very anonymous now...reply 77Last Friday at 12:34 AM

R34, as a group these types lack the ability & skills to be adaptable. They're not a bright bunch. No attractive prized physical traits. They also are prone to view incestuous liasons differently than the rest of us. Leads to a faulty brain wiring and poor executive functioning abilities. You can't predict their flawed logical tendencies. They also are resistant to assimilation. Lost cause.

by Very anonymous now...reply 78Last Friday at 2:08 AM

R68😂

by Very anonymous now...reply 79Last Friday at 2:15 AM

As a lifetime New Yorker, I think this mob hit is absolutely delish and hope it brings back some of the street cred this city used to have before Disney arrived. An all out mob war would be divine.

by Very anonymous now...reply 80Last Friday at 3:31 AM

[quote]An all out mob war would be divine.

For some reason I thought I’d live my whole life without ‘mob war’ and ‘divine’ in the same sentence. ‘Mob war’ and ‘great,’ or ‘fantastic,’ yes.

I love the Datalounge!

by Very anonymous now...reply 81Last Friday at 3:55 AM

Are they sure it wasn't suicide?

by Very anonymous now...reply 82Last Friday at 4:29 AM

The investigation is ongoing, R82, so you may be onto something.

by Very anonymous now...reply 83Last Friday at 4:33 AM

R66 I went to Farrell too!

Anyways... it’s fun that this happened on SI! Back in the 70’s and 80’s, SI was mafioso central. It’s been quiet for so long (unless you count Renee Graziano in hysterics: “The Feds took my daaaaaaaad”), so a lot of people were interested to see that the mafia still has ties on the island!

by Very anonymous now...reply 84Last Friday at 5:00 AM

Could the Staten Island mob hit incite a new Mafia war? Assassination of Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali puts New York City on edge after 34 years of gangland peace

by Very anonymous now...reply 85Last Friday at 6:31 AM

I was raised in a town where cousins of the Gambino family had illegal gambling, drug, and prostitution run from many a legit family business. YES, prostitution. There was a small neighborhood grill where mom, dad, and the kiddies would be eating downstairs, and a lady or two would be working upstairs. It's different today.....No girls, just meth!

by Very anonymous now...reply 86Last Friday at 6:54 AM

I keep checking for updates on this story...It feels like a movie!

by Very anonymous now...reply 87Last Friday at 7:11 AM

Does the mafia still own all the unions in NYC?

by Very anonymous now...reply 88Last Friday at 8:21 AM

Me, too, R87. I'm so fascinated by the story. As morbid as it is, like R80 and R81 I'm kind of looking forward to see a so-called "mob war." As long as innocent bystanders aren't harmed, it would be sociopaths killing other sociopaths, right?

[quote] as a group these types lack the ability & skills to be adaptable. They're not a bright bunch. No attractive prized physical traits. They also are prone to view incestuous liasons differently than the rest of us. Leads to a faulty brain wiring and poor executive functioning abilities.

I was thinking of the familial and multi-generational nature of their criminal enterprises, and these folks would be perfect subjects for a study of criminality and sociopathy and the genetic transmission patterns across generations. Do psych testing batteries, the whole works including collecting DNA . Of course, this would never happen because they're closed off to outsiders, but they are a ready made subject pool for sociological, psychological and genetic research into the etiology of psychopathy and sociopathy.

by Very anonymous now...reply 89Last Friday at 2:29 PM

Not good. I know Italian mobsters are sort of romanticized in classic films and such, but not nice people. They kneecapped my great uncle in Sicily because of a debt...

by Very anonymous now...reply 90Last Friday at 2:56 PM

I guess he shoulda paid.

by Very anonymous now...reply 91Last Friday at 3:01 PM

Who’s had this guy’s cannoli?

by Very anonymous now...reply 92Last Friday at 3:03 PM

What song was playing in the truck that ran him over?

by Very anonymous now...reply 93Last Friday at 3:06 PM

R91, yeah. Sorta his fault for even borrowing money and dealing with them in the first place. But the mob did impose taxes on all businesses then, an everybody pay up kind of deal. I never met him, btw -- that was in the 1920s. I have no clue if the mob still operates the same way in present day Sicily..

by Very anonymous now...reply 94Last Friday at 3:07 PM
by Very anonymous now...reply 95Last Friday at 3:08 PM

[quote] . But there were no witnesses, and there was no autopsy

A non witnessed death in NY has to be autopsied, especially if there's blood outside of the body involved.

by Very anonymous now...reply 96Last Friday at 3:53 PM

Not necessarily, r96.

Indeed, Orthodox Jews will not permit an autopsy.

by Very anonymous now...reply 97Last Friday at 4:02 PM

THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION of COUNTY CORONERS and MEDICAL EXAMINERS

The following types of death must be investigated by the Coroner or Medical Examiners Office regardless of the time period involved from the incident to the time of death if the person did not regain their health to a status equal to or better than their health at the time of the incident:

Accidental Deaths.

Falls, including hip fractures or other injury.

Any blunt force or mechanical injury.

Cuttings and stabbings.

Explosions.

Firearm injuries.

Asphyxiation by gagging or foreign substance, including food, in the airway; compression of the airway or chest, by hand, material or ligature; drowning; hanging; cyanide; exclusion of oxygen; carbon monoxide; and/or other gases causing suffocation.

[bold] Vehicular accidents including auto, bus, train, motorcycle, bicycle, watercraft, snowmobile, or aircraft, including driver, passenger, or related non-passenger, such as being struck by parts flying or thrown from a vehicle

Any unattended death at home or in a public or outdoor space. [/bold]

by Very anonymous now...reply 98Last Friday at 4:05 PM

[quote]The following types of death must be [bold]investigated[/bold] by the Coroner or Medical Examiners Office

This does not necessarily mean conducting a full scale autopsy. If the ME is satisfied the death was not a homicide, he ‘investigated.’

Again, the Orthodox Jewish community forbids autopsies as a desecration of the body.

by Very anonymous now...reply 99Last Friday at 4:09 PM

They may never be an arrest on this. Connie Francis's brother was gunned down by 2 mobsters back in the '80's in broad daylight in front of his house. There has never been any arrests in that case, despite his famous sister shining a spotlight.

by Very anonymous now...reply 100Last Friday at 4:12 PM

Has anyone on this thread been to Sparks recently?

by Very anonymous now...reply 101Last Friday at 4:12 PM

I doubt the family of a mafia guy found dead in a fender bender is going to get a court order to claim an autopsy can't be done on religious grounds.

Anyone found dead in a car - especially a fender bender - is going to be autopsied in downstate NY.

by Very anonymous now...reply 102Last Friday at 4:27 PM

[quote] As a lifetime New Yorker, I think this mob hit is absolutely delish and hope it brings back some of the street cred this city used to have before Disney arrived. An all out mob war would be divine.

"Street cred." Grow the fuck up.

by Very anonymous now...reply 103Last Friday at 5:44 PM

I think they're tremendous!

by Very anonymous now...reply 104Last Friday at 8:16 PM

Just taking out the garbage on Staten Island...

Next!

by Very anonymous now...reply 105Last Friday at 8:29 PM

I love you, R80!

by Very anonymous now...reply 106Last Friday at 8:35 PM

My boys Vinnie and Rocco did it.

by Very anonymous now...reply 107Last Friday at 8:38 PM

Why do mobsters always have such cool nicknames?

by Very anonymous now...reply 108Last Friday at 8:40 PM

You think "No Thumbs" is cool? Howabout Johnny No Knees?

by Very anonymous now...reply 109Last Friday at 8:42 PM

Very cool, R109!!

by Very anonymous now...reply 110Last Friday at 8:44 PM

Uncle Vittorio had his head cut off after he turned state's evidence against Benny the Blade.

by Very anonymous now...reply 111Last Friday at 8:50 PM
by Very anonymous now...reply 112Last Friday at 8:58 PM

[quote]Cali's wife and child were in the home at the time, which sources say is a highly unusual circumstance in the lore of organized crime -- which, in its heyday, followed certain rules that kept targets from getting whacked in front of their families.

They’re saying the hitman was sending a message by going outside of established mob rules. (I think it’s fascinating that there is a form of etiquette for mob hits.)

by Very anonymous now...reply 113Last Friday at 9:13 PM

Wow. A cold blooded, expertly planned, pin point assassination by a trained killer. Frightening to think that there’s men out there like this walking among us. The next time someone says “You watch too many movies,” think of Frank Cali.

[QUOTE]The cold-blooded killer who gunned down Gambino crime boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali likely lured his victim outside with a fake car crash — then blew him away in front of his Staten Island home.

[QUOTE]Cali, 53, was having dinner with his family inside his Todt Hill house when a pick-up truck smashed into his silver Cadillac Escalade SUV around 9:15 p.m Wednesday — prompting the Gambino mobster to rush outside.

[QUOTE]Video surveillance shows Cali briefly talking to a man who jumped out the truck — until a muzzle flash and a barrage of shots sent the old-school wiseguy desperately scrambling for cover underneath his Cadillac.

[QUOTE]It was too late, however. The shooter pumped at least six 9mm bullets into the Sicilian-born made man — leaving him bloody and inert — before hopping back into the vehicle and speeding away. Cops combed surveillance footage of Staten Island’s bridges Thursday but found no trace of it leaving the borough. The truck likely had already been dumped at a demolition site.

[QUOTE]While Shea cautioned that the investigation is still preliminary, other early theories included a planned rubout by Cali’s underlings, a killer with a personal vendetta with the mobster, or even a classic mob hit by the new wave of Russian and Albanian wiseguys looking to muscle into the family business.

by Very anonymous now...reply 114Last Friday at 9:16 PM

No one's talking -

by Very anonymous now...reply 115Last Friday at 9:18 PM

A guy like Frank would smell it on you if he thought something was up. This killer was so good that he was able to hold a face-to-face discussion with the target right outside his home without giving himself away, then calmly pulled a pistol and unloaded six shots into Frank’s chest before he could even drop to the ground.

by Very anonymous now...reply 116Last Friday at 9:24 PM

His wife and children will never be able to eat dinner again without thinking about that night.

by Very anonymous now...reply 117Last Friday at 9:29 PM

[quote]Wow. A cold blooded, expertly planned, pin point assassination by a trained killer. Frightening to think that there’s men out there like this walking among us. The next time someone says “You watch too many movies,” think of Frank Cali.

It only happened a few days ago, ffs. The cops already have theories and a suspect with a motive. Like someone said upthread, as much as the mob has been romanticized by Hollywood, they're just glorified thugs, and not too bright.

by Very anonymous now...reply 118Last Friday at 9:35 PM

Who’s the suspect?

by Very anonymous now...reply 119Last Friday at 9:43 PM

Last I heard the NYPD was seriously looking at Gotti.

I’m wondering if all this talk about right outside of his house was a “message” or simply that he rarely left his house and that was the only way to lure him out. The media says he was very reclusive and most didn’t even know he was the boss of a mafia family.

I heard the funniest quote from the owner of the deli where he would get breakfast sandwiches. The reporter asked something like, “What did you think of him” or some such dumb thing. She said:

[quote]Whaddaya mean? He didn’t come in and say “I’m the boss of a mafia family,” he came in and said, “Can I have a bacon, egg and cheese.”

by Very anonymous now...reply 120Last Saturday at 2:58 AM

[quote]I doubt the family of a mafia guy found dead in a fender bender is going to get a court order to claim an autopsy can't be done on religious grounds.

It actually would work the opposite way. If the coroner insists on performing an autopsy, and the family is against it, the coroner would have to get a court order to conduct one. Not vice versa.

by Very anonymous now...reply 121Last Saturday at 2:59 AM

The local news just reported the police have video of Cali and the man talking in front of the car and then Cali turning away and the man shooting him. If Gene Gotti is involved, the case will get solved pretty quickly because all the Gotti men are basically dumb (think Donald Trump Jr's IQ, then take away another 30 points and you are in Gotti territory).

by Very anonymous now...reply 122Last Saturday at 3:22 AM

Quiet r103!

R80, I like how you think.

by Very anonymous now...reply 123Last Saturday at 3:36 AM

So his car was parked on the street? I mean, if it was parked in the driveway and someone crashed into it, wouldn't you pause just a tiny bit and wonder if it was a set up?

by Very anonymous now...reply 124Last Saturday at 6:04 AM

All this crap about “The Mafia would never kill a man in front of his house” is all bullshit. They killed Philly mob boss Angelo Bruno the same way as he was coming home one night. They don’t like to do stuff like that, but if it’s the only place where you’re vulnerable then they don’t really give a fuck. Depending on the importance and urgency of your impending demise, they’ll blow your brains out at your kid’s birthday party if they have to. They only have morals when it’s convenient for them (in other words they have no morals).

by Very anonymous now...reply 125Last Saturday at 6:28 AM

R125, so do you support my theory at R120?

That was my thinking after a while because the media kept referring to him as a recluse.

by Very anonymous now...reply 126Last Saturday at 6:49 AM

Yes, Cali was reclusive. A loner. He spent a lot of time at home with the family and tried to run things like a helicopter CEO. That’s a recipe for disaster. You’ve got to be on the streets. You’ve got to keep your guys in line. You can’t run a mafia family from behind the windows of your suburban mansion. It’s bad enough he was Sicilian. He must have had countless beefs and resentments festering internally. There might not be any revenge killings, contrary to all this gossip in the news from mob rats about “Ohh bodies gotta drop,” because many of his own guys are probably glad he’s dead. He wasn’t beloved like John Gotti. We like to clown John because he was so flashy and arrogant, but his guys adored him.

by Very anonymous now...reply 127Last Saturday at 7:18 AM

Very interesting r127.

by Very anonymous now...reply 128Last Saturday at 7:25 AM

Not all his guys.

by Very anonymous now...reply 129Last Saturday at 7:24 AM

They killers staged a car accident in front of his home - so he would come out. It worked.

by Very anonymous now...reply 130Last Saturday at 7:28 AM

How do they have video?

by Very anonymous now...reply 131Last Saturday at 7:31 AM

[QUOTE]Not all his guys.

Lol, Gravano turned rat to save his own ass from going to prison for the rest of his life. But believe me, before the indictments, if somebody murdered John Gotti outside his home like this, Sam Gravano would’ve been the first motherfucker out there killing anyone he thought was responsible. The streets would already be red.

by Very anonymous now...reply 132Last Saturday at 7:33 AM

True R132. Very true. Unless it was a sanctioned hit. I don’t think this was only because the commission could’ve sent for him and made him disappear without having a war. But if they were sending a message, they could do it this way, too.

I’ve read that’s why Gotti wanted to hit Castellano in Manhattan. It’s a public execution that, in their world, sends a message.

by Very anonymous now...reply 133Last Saturday at 7:57 AM

[quote]How do they have video?

CNN was there, Rose.

by Very anonymous now...reply 134Last Saturday at 7:59 AM

The family had a video that they refused to turn over to police strangely enough

by Very anonymous now...reply 135Last Saturday at 9:00 AM

[quote]I was thinking of the familial and multi-generational nature of their criminal enterprises, and these folks would be perfect subjects for a study of criminality and sociopathy and the genetic transmission patterns across generations.

Fuck you.

by Very anonymous now...reply 136Last Saturday at 9:12 AM

The video was turned over. He went outside after his SUV was hit, talked to the killer briefly, shook his hand, bent over to pick up his license plate which had been knocked off, and was shot six times in the chest, trying to take shelter under the vehicle.

by Very anonymous now...reply 137Last Saturday at 9:15 AM

The cops are talking to a 25-year-old "person of interest" but no charges so far.

by Very anonymous now...reply 138Last Saturday at 9:24 AM

God help us all if this was just some punk kid beefing over a broad. How does the boss of the Gambino Crime Family get killed over something like that? It might suck all of the juice out of the story. Fingers crossed that it’s mob related with more good old fashioned mafia violence to come.

by Very anonymous now...reply 139Last Saturday at 9:29 AM

I would think anyone in the Mob would stay strapped at all times.

If he had a gun on him he should've been able to get a few bullets in his assailant.

by Very anonymous now...reply 140Last Saturday at 9:42 AM

The cops have arrested the hitter and think the murder might have been personal instead of a sanctioned mob hit. The guy sounds like a real amateur; cops got a finger print from the license plate he was holding, plus what kind of a pro is going to ignore a surveillance camera.

by Very anonymous now...reply 141Last Saturday at 9:45 AM

[QUOTE]I would think anyone in the Mob would stay strapped at all times.

Bosses don’t walk around with guns on them. There hasn’t been a boss murdered in 34 years for a reason. You’re practically untouchable when you reach that level. That’s part of what makes their life fascinating. In the legit world, bosses need all kinds of security to protect themselves from the bad guys. Guys like Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z and Mark Zuckerberg and Jamie Dimon and LA Reid and Mark Cuban—round the clock bodyguards and armored SUVs. But in the mob the higher up you go, the less protection you need. The only men hunting you are the ones who bring warrants and handcuffs.

by Very anonymous now...reply 142Last Saturday at 9:57 AM

So, no fuckin’ mob war?

by Very anonymous now...reply 143Last Saturday at 10:03 AM

Class—who would like to point out the obvious flaw in r142’s analysis?

by Very anonymous now...reply 144Last Saturday at 10:05 AM

[QUOTE]So, no fuckin’ mob war?

The case isn’t solved yet. For all we know this guy’s fingerprint was on the license plate because he works at some garage in Staten Island to which Frank takes his Caddy for inspections. There’s still hope for mob fuckery.

by Very anonymous now...reply 145Last Saturday at 10:07 AM

R142

That's a crock of shit. Everybody in that kind of business is armed. If he was eating dinner with his family he probably took off his weapon. Bad decision to not stuff his gun in the back of his pants before running outside.

by Very anonymous now...reply 146Last Saturday at 10:29 AM

[QUOTE]Everybody in that kind of business is armed.

You know not of what you speak.

by Very anonymous now...reply 147Last Saturday at 10:33 AM

[quote] There’s still hope for mob fuckery.

This is why I love Datalounge. While reading all of this, one thing I found interesting is that Cali imported a lot of his soldiers from Sicily as he thought they're more loyal and less likely to turn if arrested. This must not sit well with the homegrown talent. Couple it with the helicopter godfathering and there might be some pissed off underlings.

by Very anonymous now...reply 148Last Saturday at 10:34 AM

In spite of what you want to believe, mob bosses do not routinely carry guns. Too easy to get pinched and do a mandatory minimum three years in New York. For the most part, bosses don’t take part in things that require having guns, that’s why they have underlings.

There may be a mob war yet. Again, they were immediately looking at Gotti. If Gotti hired this guy specifically because he WASN’T in the mob and therefore wouldn’t raise Cali’s hackles, you may just get your wish. The fact that they arrested the actual shooter can be just the tip of the iceberg.

by Very anonymous now...reply 149Last Saturday at 10:50 AM

Did the coroner provide sizemeat verificatia?

by Very anonymous now...reply 150Last Saturday at 10:51 AM

WHET Victoria Gotti and her gay sons?

by Very anonymous now...reply 151Last Saturday at 11:40 AM

[quote] It’s bad enough he was Sicilian. He must have had countless beefs and resentments festering internally.

This Sicilian THING that's been going on for 3,000 years---!

by Very anonymous now...reply 152Last Saturday at 11:54 AM

There’s video of the murder and the guy’s been charged.

by Very anonymous now...reply 153Last Saturday at 11:57 AM

R10 I recognize a few names from that list. I grew up in Brooklyn and went to school with some nephews and sons of mobsters, although most went to Catholic school (poor suckers).

by Very anonymous now...reply 154Last Saturday at 11:57 AM

Do you know if any of those kids managed to escape their families and that life, R154? Move away to college in another state and establish themselves with some semblance of normalcy -- normal jobs, no connections to crime.

by Very anonymous now...reply 155Last Saturday at 12:05 PM

Yes. Most of us did.

by Very anonymous now...reply 156Last Saturday at 12:05 PM

Sorry, I need to clarify: Most of us who grew up in that environment were not caught up in it and left. Most people who are "in the mob" are drug dealers, low level errand boys. They are enticed to quit school early with the promise of money and, if they don't have skills or any encouragement to go to school or learn a trade, go for it, only to learn that it's a shitty life. Dozens of guys were dead by high school. By now, guys I knew who flirted with that life are married, have kids, support school. Basically the guys who beat the shit out of me are posting videos of their kids' academic achievements on Facebook. I hate them but am happy for their families.

by Very anonymous now...reply 157Last Saturday at 12:17 PM

R155

The wife of the murdered man was the daughter of another made guy.

by Very anonymous now...reply 158Last Saturday at 12:23 PM

Did they tie the suspect to Gotti's brother yet? Or was it a non-mob related beef?

by Very anonymous now...reply 159Last Saturday at 12:23 PM

R153, why didn’t you scream out “BREAKING!!!” especially since we knew that 3 hours ago.

by Very anonymous now...reply 160Last Saturday at 12:29 PM

Might have been all over a goomah.

by Very anonymous now...reply 161Last Saturday at 12:30 PM

I can't wait for that whole generation to die.

by Very anonymous now...reply 162Last Saturday at 12:32 PM

R162, no particular generation has anything to do with it. The mob has been around for generations and as soon as one leaves, there are younger ones just waiting to take their place...

by Very anonymous now...reply 163Last Saturday at 12:37 PM

Less and less. Are you from a mob neighborhood?

by Very anonymous now...reply 164Last Saturday at 12:37 PM

Frank had to put this guy in his place and he just happens to run into his Caddy in the middle of the night? How did he not see it coming?

by Very anonymous now...reply 165Last Saturday at 12:40 PM

I've read that HS drop out rates among Italian Americans in NYC is comparable to blacks and Hispanics. It's so strange to see a group of whites lagging behind like that. Must say something about the culture.

by Very anonymous now...reply 166Last Saturday at 12:41 PM

They sure solved this fast. They are also sure it was personal and nothing to do with Mafia stuff. Uh huh.

by Very anonymous now...reply 167Last Saturday at 12:43 PM

R164, not at all. Different coast even. But I am of Sicilian heritage, and I've spent months in Sicily, where the mafia seems to show no interest in ever releasing their stranglehold..

by Very anonymous now...reply 168Last Saturday at 12:45 PM

How do they even distinguish between personal and mob-related? Two mobsters have a beef, it's both personal and professional.

by Very anonymous now...reply 169Last Saturday at 12:45 PM

No, R169.

You fucked with my girlfriend: personal.

You violated mob rules by dealing drugs: mob-related.

by Very anonymous now...reply 170Last Saturday at 12:51 PM

Wait, don't the Gambinos make most of their money from the illicit Oxy trade?

by Very anonymous now...reply 171Last Saturday at 12:55 PM

R171, there's a lot of hypocrisy about Mafia rules among Mafia members and associates.

by Very anonymous now...reply 172Last Saturday at 12:56 PM

[quote] there's a lot of hypocrisy about Mafia rules among Mafia members and associates.

This isn't even taking into account their proud 'Catholicism.'

by Very anonymous now...reply 173Last Saturday at 1:01 PM

They're a backward people.

by Very anonymous now...reply 174Last Saturday at 1:03 PM

There sure are a lot of experts in this thread. I feel blessed to reach such convincing, high-quality analysis!

by Very anonymous now...reply 175Last Saturday at 1:14 PM

I eat regularly at an Italian place here that’s owned by a guy who grew up in a mob family who wanted no part of it. He broke tradition and moved here and opened a small but successful restaurant.

by Very anonymous now...reply 176Last Saturday at 1:20 PM

Same experts you’d find on any anonymous message board I’m guessing. Some mob aficionados, some authors about mob life, some documentary watchers, some law enforcement, some attorneys and so on.

Kind of a cross-section.

But you believe you. That’s OK. I mean, learning isn’t for everyone.

by Very anonymous now...reply 177Last Saturday at 1:30 PM

A simple case of unrequited love.

by Very anonymous now...reply 178Last Saturday at 1:36 PM

[quote]How do they even distinguish between personal and mob-related? Two mobsters have a beef, it's both personal and professional.

When the killer is not a mobster at all.

by Very anonymous now...reply 179Last Saturday at 1:44 PM

irrelevant video at r178.

by Very anonymous now...reply 180Last Saturday at 1:44 PM

Anthony Comello is not long for this world. There will be no trial.

by Very anonymous now...reply 181Last Saturday at 1:46 PM

Suspect, 24, in assassination of Gambino crime boss Frank Cali: Construction worker in custody for shooting dead the mobster 'because he was told he couldn't date one of his relatives'

Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested on Saturday from his Brick, New Jersey home

He's suspected of killing mob boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali' on Wednesday

He's believed to have no mob-ties and has been described as 'a complete nut'

It's alleged Comello wanted to date one of the mob boss' relatives, but was told to back off by the kingpin

CCTV footage obtained by police showed Frank Cali shaking hands with his murderer before being shot dead

The 53-year-old can be seen heading outside on March 13, to investigate after a pick-up truck crashed into his parked Escalade

The pair engage in a conversation, but Cali turns his back on the man to place his crumpled license plate into the trunk of his car

As he does so, the suspect pulls out a 9mm pistol and fires at Cali 12 times

Cali scrambles desperately to hide under his car to shield himself from the hail of gunfire, but he is struck six times

Former Gambino hitman John Alite warned that retribution is inevitable and 'a couple guys are going to get killed now'

by Very anonymous now...reply 182Last Saturday at 1:49 PM

Do you think the prosecution will ask for low bail so he’s back on the street? He’s not eligible for protection since he’s not offering any information and is not a witness.

by Very anonymous now...reply 183Last Saturday at 1:49 PM

Suspect looks disheveled here.

by Very anonymous now...reply 184Last Saturday at 1:49 PM

R180 Are you new here? Everyone knows the DM links often lead to stupid video. Just go to the home page, the story is right there. No need to be a dick. some tidbits posted at r182

by Very anonymous now...reply 185Last Saturday at 1:49 PM

Wow, this guy had balls and was pretty stupid all at the same time.

by Very anonymous now...reply 186Last Saturday at 1:51 PM

Oh, he’s hot.

I’ll protect him.

He’s good-looking so he couldn’t have done it.

by Very anonymous now...reply 187Last Saturday at 1:51 PM

he lewks hawt here

by Very anonymous now...reply 188Last Saturday at 1:52 PM

I'm relieved it was a civilian who did this. A mob war is the last thing anyone needs. I'm sure said civilian is not relieved as he is not long for this world. What an idiot.

by Very anonymous now...reply 189Last Saturday at 1:52 PM

And right on time r188 comes in to support r187.

*sigh*

by Very anonymous now...reply 190Last Saturday at 1:55 PM

Maybe a DLer can hide him underneath his caftan? That's the only way the mob won't get to him.

by Very anonymous now...reply 191Last Saturday at 1:55 PM

Is there sizemeat verificatia of the suspect?

by Very anonymous now...reply 192Last Saturday at 1:58 PM

He looks mentally challenged in the mug shot.

What a senseless and pathetic demise for a Crime Boss. I like it.

by Very anonymous now...reply 193Last Saturday at 2:01 PM

Construction worker gunning a guy down over a romance. Try to be a little bit less of a stereotype, eh?

by Very anonymous now...reply 194Last Saturday at 2:02 PM

He looks a little like Tim Tebow in the DM preview picture.

by Very anonymous now...reply 195Last Saturday at 2:05 PM

The killers' entire extended family must be in fear for their lives right about now.

by Very anonymous now...reply 196Last Saturday at 2:06 PM

I thought sonething was off about this story. Mob hitmen don’t usually drive around in pickup trucks, do they?

by Very anonymous now...reply 197Last Saturday at 2:09 PM

What's the guy's life expectancy if he's released into the general population in prison?

More than six hours?

by Very anonymous now...reply 198Last Saturday at 2:16 PM

Has Jersey Shore Vinny issued a statement yet?

by Very anonymous now...reply 199Last Saturday at 2:19 PM

Yes, r199, but we’re still trying to decipher exactly what the hell he said.

by Very anonymous now...reply 200Last Saturday at 2:28 PM

Whaaaa? One article says killer came out of truck gun blazin, other says they shook hands?

by Very anonymous now...reply 201Last Saturday at 2:36 PM

[QUOTE]I thought sonething was off about this story. Mob hitmen don’t usually drive around in pickup trucks, do they?

That’s part of what would’ve made this such a legendary hit. Instead it’s just some punk mad over a girl? I can’t believe this. How does some trash like that think he has the right to touch a mob boss? He’s a dead man. He deserves to be skinned alive.

by Very anonymous now...reply 202Last Saturday at 2:40 PM

[quote]Mob hitmen don’t usually drive around in pickup trucks, do they?

No, usually the scoot out of a Yugo.

by Very anonymous now...reply 203Last Saturday at 2:41 PM

Welcome to the DL Drita @ r202

by Very anonymous now...reply 204Last Saturday at 2:50 PM

[quote] How does some trash like that think he has the right to touch a mob boss?

Amazing how people are so enamored of these glorified thugs. Nobody has any "right" to hurt anyone, including your beloved mafia men, who make it their business to hurt people every day.

I'm enjoying the fact Mr. Cali was taken out by some mental case outside the mob. It wasn't his business telling this dude he can't date a woman in his family. The woman can tell him herself. We don't know yet if she maybe even wanted to date this guy. Or if she didn't, if she pleaded with Uncle Frank (or whatever he was to her) not to make a scene about it. Fucking dumb macho pimp/drug dealer. Psh!

I have no sympathy for men like him and other mobsters/gangsters need to get over themselves. Any rando nutbag could take them out just like this.

by Very anonymous now...reply 205Last Saturday at 2:54 PM

But ya gotta admit he apparently was right about whatever reservations he had about his family member dating this nut.

by Very anonymous now...reply 206Last Saturday at 3:05 PM

^ Yes, and look where it got him.

by Very anonymous now...reply 207Last Saturday at 3:09 PM

Nutbag was not impressed by Don Cali.

by Very anonymous now...reply 208Last Saturday at 3:08 PM

Now we know what it would look like if you crossed Jay Leno with Tim Tebow. Not bad.

by Very anonymous now...reply 209Last Saturday at 3:11 PM

[quote] It wasn't his business telling this dude he can't date a woman in his family. The woman can tell him herself.

If some nutbag with a gun wanted to date me, I'd be very happy for an old mafia don to tell him to leave me alone so I wouldn't have to do it myself.

by Very anonymous now...reply 210Last Saturday at 3:12 PM

Well maybe the mafia doesn't have the "respect" they once did.

All they do is pimp and deal drugs anyway, in between bullying small businesses into giving them money and fighting with each other over this... Sicilian THING that's been going on for 3,000 years!!

by Very anonymous now...reply 211Last Saturday at 3:18 PM

So how do they decide who replaces Don Cali?

by Very anonymous now...reply 212Last Saturday at 3:25 PM

They wait until Election Day, Rose.

by Very anonymous now...reply 213Last Saturday at 3:34 PM

They start shooting each other, like in the movies.

by Very anonymous now...reply 214Last Saturday at 3:35 PM

[quote] Amazing how people are so enamored of these glorified thugs. Nobody has any "right" to hurt anyone, including your beloved mafia men, who make it their business to hurt people every day.

Exactly. I don't condone violence but these guys are scum -- they terrorize via fear, extortion, and intimidation. They're not the jolly, jovial wiseguys of TV. Along with the Catholic church, the scourge of Sicily.

by Very anonymous now...reply 215Last Saturday at 3:38 PM

Who eats dinner at 9:15?

by Very anonymous now...reply 216Last Saturday at 3:40 PM

Radio reports says cops have arrested a 24-year-old based on his fingerprints on Cali's license plate. This wasn't a mob hit. Cali objected to the guy dating the daughter of a friend.

by Very anonymous now...reply 217Last Saturday at 3:42 PM

Geez who kills his own brother. Shudder!

by Very anonymous now...reply 218Last Saturday at 3:42 PM

Oops, ok it was some nutjob, not the brother.

Well, there's that.

by Very anonymous now...reply 219Last Saturday at 3:43 PM

R36 were you born before the gangplank went up?

by Very anonymous now...reply 220Last Saturday at 3:44 PM

He looks retarded.

by Very anonymous now...reply 221Last Saturday at 3:46 PM

Cosa Nostra News reported through sources that Comello may have heard voices that night “to the extent that he ‘asked’ President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for permission to kill the Gambino acting boss.” Authorities have not confirmed that account.

by Very anonymous now...reply 222Last Saturday at 3:48 PM

Paul Castellano's killers wore Russian hats, signaling the takeover by the Russian mob.

by Very anonymous now...reply 223Last Saturday at 3:51 PM

^ If only all right wing Trumptards would target their violence on thugs like Cali, instead of going on a mass shooting rampage at a church or movie theater or elementary school.

by Very anonymous now...reply 224Last Saturday at 3:51 PM

[QUOTE]If some nutbag with a gun wanted to date me, I'd be very happy for an old mafia don to tell him to leave me alone so I wouldn't have to do it myself.

Exactly. Frank Cali was trying to protect this young lady from a known neighborhood scumbag. If anything he was too nice: a mob boss like John Gotti might’ve had this piece of shit executed if he didn’t think he got the message. Somebody probably should’ve put this little wannabe gangster out of his misery years ago. Frank Cali would still be here today, God rest his chivalrous soul.

by Very anonymous now...reply 225Last Saturday at 3:55 PM

Whew! Glad you showed up to tell us that r217. We had NO idea until you posted.

‘Course ya coulda just read the new posts, or scrolled up maybe just a touch, but nah, that’s OK.

by Very anonymous now...reply 226Last Saturday at 4:00 PM

I can’t believe some angry millennial twerp with a grudge was able to murder a mob boss in front of his home. What the hell is the world coming to? He couldn’t confront Frank man to man so he ambushed him in the middle of the night in his fucking pajamas. What a disgrace. No amount of protective custody will keep the mafia from getting to this pork chop. He might as well kill himself now cause he’s dead!

by Very anonymous now...reply 227Last Saturday at 4:05 PM

We have no idea yet, how Cali dealt with the nutbag, or if the woman even wanted him dealt with. I'll wait for that info before declaring a glorified thug, who most likely pimped out women as part of his income, to be "chivalrous."

by Very anonymous now...reply 228Last Saturday at 4:06 PM

How many of the Cali fanboys in this thread have a Scarface poster on their wall?

by Very anonymous now...reply 229Last Saturday at 4:09 PM

I hope they gouge this cafone’s eyes out! Justice for Frank Cali is coming, you motherless fuck!

by Very anonymous now...reply 230Last Saturday at 4:10 PM

People are as breathless to mention their ancestral connection to the mob as others are to mention the Cherokee princess in the family tree.

by Very anonymous now...reply 231Last Saturday at 4:13 PM

Why is that?

by Very anonymous now...reply 232Last Saturday at 4:13 PM

Is it acceptable to be Gay and a made man these days? Do you have to be very quiet about it, or does it depend on how much money you can make for the mob?

by Very anonymous now...reply 233Last Saturday at 4:15 PM

R233, no.

by Very anonymous now...reply 234Last Saturday at 4:16 PM

R223

Russians? I thought John Gotti took out Paul Castellano?

by Very anonymous now...reply 235Last Saturday at 4:19 PM

I've never understood why the Mob never killed Sammy the Bull.

He ratted out Gotti & others in the family. Sammy the Bull served his reduced time & now lives in Arizona.

I would've thought he'd have been murdered either while in prison or after his release.

by Very anonymous now...reply 236Last Saturday at 4:24 PM

^ Maybe they're not as competent as people like to believe.

by Very anonymous now...reply 237Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

It's rumored that Sammy did the other bosses a favor by ratting out Gotti. Gotti loved the spotlight and thought he was invincible. Guess not.

by Very anonymous now...reply 238Last Saturday at 4:31 PM

Besides, who else is in prison with these white adjacent mafia goons who take falls for their bosses? Mostly blacks and Hispanics, that's who, many of whom are in petty racial gangs themselves. Do you think they give a fuck about this Sicilian THING that's been going on for 3,000 years?!!

by Very anonymous now...reply 239Last Saturday at 4:34 PM

[quote]Sammy the Bull served his reduced time & now lives in Arizona.

Then he got arrested in Arizona and spent the next twenty years in prison. He was recently released.

by Very anonymous now...reply 240Last Saturday at 4:49 PM

Did he say Bad A Bing as he shot him?

by Very anonymous now...reply 241Last Saturday at 5:22 PM

[QUOTE]During the course of the investigation police scrubbed further back on the surveillance video timeline and saw Comello lurking on the porch outside Cali’s home earlier in the day, an official said Saturday.

[QUOTE]The official said investigators are considering the possibility that the man rang the door bell and was told to go away, leading him to back the pick up truck into Cali’s SUV.

This just gets more fucked up by the minute. The guy is lurking around a mob boss’ home in the daytime, comes back ringing the bell late at night and all he gets told is “Go away”? Wtf kind of shit is this? Why would Frank go out there without his gun? Why would he go out there AT ALL rather than call the goons up? It’s so preposterous. Was Frank so intent on not making headlines that he tried his damnest to make this kid go away quietly? Well look how the fuck that turned out.

by Very anonymous now...reply 242Last Saturday at 6:18 PM

did antony tink dat killing the girl's family friend would make the girl want him maw? gah forbid

by Very anonymous now...reply 243Last Saturday at 6:34 PM

"How does some trash like that think he has the right to touch a mob boss?"

Perhaps that should have been phrased "How does some trash like that think he can touch a mob boss and not die a horrific slow death by blowtorch and machete?".

by Very anonymous now...reply 244Last Saturday at 7:02 PM

This is almost like President Kennedy being killed by a nobody like Oswald. It just doesn’t make sense that greatnesss could be extinguished by insignificance.

by Very anonymous now...reply 245Last Saturday at 7:18 PM

r245 Nobodies from Buttfuck, USA don't have intelligence connections. And they don't get assassinated by shady nightclub owners.

by Very anonymous now...reply 246Last Saturday at 10:33 PM

This really could've happened to anyone. It just HAPPENED to happen to a mob boss.

[quote]Cosa Nostra News reported through sources that Comello may have heard voices that night “to the extent that he ‘asked’ President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for permission to kill the Gambino acting boss.” Authorities have not confirmed that account.

Any other sources claiming that? Or is Cosa Nostra just trying to drum up some liberal outrage on behalf of their fallen don?

Aren't most guido gangsters ultra conservative anyway?

One last thing, the Sicilian THING has only been going on for 2,000 years, not 3,000.

by Very anonymous now...reply 247Last Saturday at 10:33 PM

Was he in a sexual relationship with the young man?

by Very anonymous now...reply 248Last Saturday at 10:40 PM

Yes, where's the gay angle? Who's gay here? Why are we talking about this if it's not gay?

by Very anonymous now...reply 249Last Saturday at 10:52 PM

[quote]This is almost like President Kennedy being killed by a nobody like Oswald. It just doesn’t make sense that greatnesss could be extinguished by insignificance.

It happens all the time...

by Very anonymous now...reply 250Last Sunday at 12:22 AM

Yes, it does.

by Very anonymous now...reply 251Last Sunday at 4:42 AM

This is like the "Lot Lizard" thread, a chance to use the Datalounge to look into a world that I will never experience in real life.

I live in a small town in the unfashionable parts of California, what do I know about New York mobsters except what I hear second hand?

by Very anonymous now...reply 252Last Sunday at 9:13 AM

Fucking Frank Cali was so intent on not looking like a mob boss that he allowed some neckbearded millennial jerkoff to blow him away on the steps of his own home. With ONE phone call he could’ve assembled a Gambino hit squad that would’ve wiped this mook off the face of the earth but he didn’t want to draw any unwanted attention and add a murder charge to whatever indictment the feds were cooking up (there’s always one around the corner). His death is a result of the fear that authorities have put into modern mafiosi, combined with New York’s ridiculous gun laws that make citizens hesitant to exercise their right to bear firearms in defense of their lives.

by Very anonymous now...reply 253Last Sunday at 9:38 AM

The authorities sure are eager to establish that there are no mob motivations at play here.

by Very anonymous now...reply 254Last Sunday at 9:43 AM

[quote] One last thing, the Sicilian THING has only been going on for 2,000 years, not 3,000.

Cosa Nostra hasn't yet been going on for 300 years, let alone 3,000. But if by 'Sicilian Thing', that poster means petty, familial squabbles, feudalism, and blood vendettas, then OK, maybe 3,000 years is not too far off the mark.🤣

by Very anonymous now...reply 255Last Sunday at 9:47 AM

[QUOTE]The authorities sure are eager to establish that there are no mob motivations at play here.

I doubt there are, but this kid isn’t tough and he’s looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. If there’s anything else to this story, particularly concerning Cosa Nostra, they’ll get it out of him real quick. That’s what they’re in the process of doing right now, especially since he’s a marked man who could literally get killed at any moment. All five families want this guy dead immediately. The contract is out.

by Very anonymous now...reply 256Last Sunday at 9:48 AM

I’m going back to Cali ...

Man I don’t think so

by Very anonymous now...reply 257Last Sunday at 9:52 AM

Italian-Americans want to reestablish criminal control of NYC.

by Very anonymous now...reply 258Last Sunday at 9:53 AM

Actually r258 they’re circling the drain in that department. Too busy killing each other or ratting each other out — or doing ubertacky reality shows — to retake organized crime in nyc.

by Very anonymous now...reply 259Last Sunday at 9:59 AM

We never stopped, R258.

by Very anonymous now...reply 260Last Sunday at 10:02 AM

[quote]The authorities sure are eager to establish that there are no mob motivations at play here

To prevent NYers from wondering if there’s going to be an all-out mob war in the streets.

by Very anonymous now...reply 261Last Sunday at 10:08 AM

[quote]Fucking Frank Cali was so intent on not looking like a mob boss that he allowed some neckbearded millennial jerkoff to blow him away on the steps of his own home. With ONE phone call he could’ve assembled a Gambino hit squad that would’ve wiped this mook off the face of the earth but he didn’t want to draw any unwanted attention and add a murder charge to whatever indictment the feds were cooking up (there’s always one around the corner). His death is a result of the fear that authorities have put into modern mafiosi, combined with New York’s ridiculous gun laws that make citizens hesitant to exercise their right to bear firearms in defense of their lives.

Good. Except you sound like another NYer who's sorry that public safety has taken precedence over your "street cred" cache.

by Very anonymous now...reply 262Last Sunday at 10:11 AM

[QUOTE]Actually they’re circling the drain in that department. Too busy killing each other or ratting each other out — or doing ubertacky reality shows — to retake organized crime in nyc.

The mafia has suffered a tremendous brain drain thanks to the societal barriers of entry that were knocked down for Italian-Americans after they got accepted into “whitehood.” All the sharpest knives earn a legit living now. They go to college, they get steady jobs. You don’t need to be a mob boss to get a nice house in Staten Island anymore. The Carlo Gambinos of the world are in stocks and real estate, they’re running grocery stores, they’re doctors and psychiatrists and accountants, they’re in politics. The future of the American mafia is doomed with the shallow end of the gene pool.

by Very anonymous now...reply 263Last Sunday at 10:12 AM

[quote] Good. Except you sound like another NYer who's sorry that public safety has taken precedence over your "street cred" cache.

There are a lot of breathless experts in this thread, aren't there? Apparently all it takes is growing up in the Tri-State area and Italian American neighbors.

by Very anonymous now...reply 264Last Sunday at 10:17 AM

I’m always so amused by self-righteous Italians today who are just horrified that the stereotypical connection is always made to the mafia. But let’s face it. If your Italian family is from the tri-state area, somewhere in your family tree is a mob connection. An uncle who worked in a bar, a cousin who did construction, etc. To deny it is just ludicrous. Own your heritage! No one cares.

by Very anonymous now...reply 265Last Sunday at 10:17 AM

I like your take, r263.

[quote]One last thing, the Sicilian THING has only been going on for 2,000 years, not 3,000.

[quote]Cosa Nostra hasn't yet been going on for 300 years, let alone 3,000. But if by 'Sicilian Thing', that poster means petty, familial squabbles, feudalism, and blood vendettas, then OK, maybe 3,000 years is not too far off the mark.🤣

I believe the point was to remain true to Kay's famous line in The Godfather before getting smacked across the face by Michael, and that she was indeed talking about petty vendettas.

by Very anonymous now...reply 266Last Sunday at 10:20 AM

For every white collar success, R263, there are five more who work in construction and sanitation.

by Very anonymous now...reply 267Last Sunday at 10:22 AM

Vinny says he's concerned, R199.

by Very anonymous now...reply 268Last Sunday at 10:47 AM

"The authorities sure are eager to establish that there are no mob motivations at play here. "

I really wonder if this schmuck wasn't pressured into doing the murder by a "business rival", because one way to get under a boss's radar might be to send a genuine civilian to do the hit. Surely these guys can identify each other fairly well? People who belong to fringe groups can usually spot other members.

Still, fear of an all-out mob war... if NYC has become a playground for the rich, does the Mafia dare hold an all-out street war? It's not like the old days when they ruled the city, nowadays you piss off the wrong person and suddenly your territory is full of Blackwater Security vans.

by Very anonymous now...reply 269Last Sunday at 10:59 AM

Yes. Let's go back to these glory days.

by Very anonymous now...reply 270Last Sunday at 11:05 AM

I was a mob kid. My father was in tight. There was also my maternal grandfather who didn't get along very well with dad. I found out why at my grandfathers funeral. Seems dear old grandfather was a police officer for 20+ years. Also explains why he discouraged me from being police.

by Very anonymous now...reply 271Last Sunday at 11:17 AM

Tell us more, R271.

by Very anonymous now...reply 272Last Sunday at 11:57 AM

It looks like a Duck; it behaves like a Duck; and it quacks like a Duck. It's a Duck.

by Very anonymous now...reply 273Last Sunday at 12:01 PM
by Very anonymous now...reply 274Last Sunday at 12:28 PM

What an idiot.

by Very anonymous now...reply 275Last Sunday at 1:08 PM

I don't believe a so called "nobody" would rub out the Gambino boss. It's way too neat and I think there's more to this story than the cops are saying.

by Very anonymous now...reply 276Last Sunday at 1:13 PM

This is not helping New York Italian-American's poor reputation.

by Very anonymous now...reply 277Last Sunday at 1:43 PM
by Very anonymous now...reply 278Last Sunday at 4:19 PM

[quote] I don't believe a so called "nobody" would rub out the Gambino boss. It's way too neat and I think there's more to this story than the cops are saying.

You give the mob too much credit. And before you can say "all he had to do was make ONE PHONE CALL," it would be bang, bang, bang! before these half dozen wop gooombah guineas you believe will magically fly out of the woodwork (dressed in black of course) to defend their don.

The simplest explanation is usually the truth.

But because it's a beloved middleaged white Italian thug boss in NYC, people will refuse to believe a retard killed him so easily. The mafia's "rules" for exterminating each other don't mean shit to anyone outside the mafia, especially a nutbag retard.

by Very anonymous now...reply 279Last Sunday at 5:25 PM

That's a beautiful big tree in the front yard.

by Very anonymous now...reply 280Last Sunday at 5:27 PM

R278 It'll be interesting to see how long it takes someone to kill him. He's a murderer, who cares.

by Very anonymous now...reply 281Last Sunday at 6:00 PM

I fucking love the DL. When I posted this, I thought it would maybe be interesting to a handful of posters here and there if even that. Was I wrong. I love it, and I am learning so much! Yeah, I know...Mary!

by Very anonymous now...reply 282Last Sunday at 8:21 PM

I didn't know the Italian Mafia was still a thing anymore

by Very anonymous now...reply 283Last Sunday at 8:28 PM

r283 there is not one "Italian Mafia". The flashy, Italian American outfit everyone knows is based in the South. There are other groups who are much deadlier and still do quite a bit of business around the world.

The Calabrian branch have a powerful presence in Canada, and over the years they would only deal with certain American mafia leaders who had power, but lower profiles. The Don in Buffalo became very powerful as a result (a lot of cross border smuggling, which was much easier pre-911, that brought in a lot of money for the whole group, which made him influential).

by Very anonymous now...reply 284Last Sunday at 10:54 PM

R284, I'm not surprised to see Sicily being blood-red on that mafia map. Naples either. I have family in both regions -- so proud!

by Very anonymous now...reply 285Last Sunday at 11:33 PM

Poor Anthony is such a sfigato.

The Staten Island man accused in the ambush shooting death of a Mafia family boss said told cops he smoked pot before the killing and tried to float a self-defense theory, law enforcement sources said.

Anthony Comello, 24, told investigators that Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali came at him with a gun — forcing him to shoot.

Cops found no weapon on Cali — and are still trying to figure out what drove Comello to shoot the 53-year-old mob kingpin right outside his Todt Hill home.

Investigators are looking into the possibility the killing was by lovesick rage unrelated to mob business. Cali may have tried to prevent Comello from dating his niece, police sources said.

by Very anonymous now...reply 286Last Sunday at 11:41 PM

Obviously “suicide by mob” for the kid.

by Very anonymous now...reply 287Last Sunday at 11:58 PM

What a great defense! Anthony was forced to defend himself by shooting Cali 10 times after the mob boss turned his back and then tried to kill him with an invisible gun.

by Very anonymous now...reply 288Last Monday at 12:24 AM

Suspect in Gambino Crime Boss Murder Showed Up to Court with ‘MAGA Forever’ Written On His Hand....does this mean Trump loses the Mafia vote in 2020?

by Very anonymous now...reply 289Last Monday at 1:12 PM
by Very anonymous now...reply 290Last Tuesday at 4:39 AM

R263 sounds like a mob groupie lol.

Meanwhile, no. The ginzo mob is dead because the feds finally figured a way to stop the hydra’s heads from growing back.

by Very anonymous now...reply 291Last Tuesday at 4:51 AM

I won't post the link since it's Fox, but this story is the gift that keeps on giving. I don't want it to end!

The man accused in the brazen murder of the Gambino crime family's alleged boss reportedly once attempted to make a citizen’s arrest of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Comello showed up outside city halls to protest the de Blasio’s reign and tried to make a citizen’s arrest of him, the New York Post reported, citing police sources.

by Very anonymous now...reply 292Last Tuesday at 6:33 AM

Geez -- even mob shootings aren't what they used to be...

by Very anonymous now...reply 293Last Tuesday at 9:28 AM

Of course, he's a Trump loony.

Anthony Comello — who showed up for his first court appearance Monday with “MAGA forever” and references to the conservative QAnon movement scrawled on his hand — managed the Instagram account “realamericasvoice_” which is filled with anti-Democrat and pro-President Trump posts, said the pals, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“He had a secret Instagram. He used to post crazy things about politics and Trump and Democrats,” a source said.

Another post was of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from Jan. 20 with the caption, “This has been the greatest and amazing two years in this great country (THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) for god, for country, for family @realdonaldtrump @vp you rocked the world. We the people are blessed for your SELFLESS PATH FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THANK YOU.”

by Very anonymous now...reply 294Last Tuesday at 1:11 PM

Eugenics movement. Look it up

by Very anonymous now...reply 295Last Tuesday at 2:06 PM

Frankie Boy's $45K mausoleum was paid with a suitcase full of cash.

by Very anonymous now...reply 296Yesterday at 9:44 AM

Fucking thread got bogged down and now you’ve gotta turn off link previews to respond on iPhones.

by Very anonymous now...reply 297Yesterday at 9:45 AM
by Very anonymous now...reply 298Yesterday at 9:52 AM

A lot of people here sound like they're posting from 1978.

With surveillance cameras everywhere, everyone with a phone that's also a camera and recording device and the internet keeping records of everything, running organized crime has got to be more trouble than it's worth these days. Aren't these guys just basically drug dealers now?

by Very anonymous now...reply 299Yesterday at 10:33 AM
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