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Vietnam Vet-Turned-Harlem Drug Dealer Pens Memoir

In the late 1960s, Rick Talley returned home from Vietnam. The New York City native had served his country with honor and had the medals to prove it. Two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and other awards for outstanding service to country were awarded to him by the U.S. government.

But none of those awards would put food on the table. Especially not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Spanish Hells Angels Hit Hard in European Bust

By David Amoruso

Their club names put fear into the hearts of law abiding citizens and criminals alike: Bandidos, Outlaws, Mongols, Hells Angels. When bikers wearing any of these club colors ride into your town you take notice. The past two decades law enforcement has taken notice too. Riding into town with biker colors is now like dangling a red cloth in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 24, 2013 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Chester Wheeler Campbell: The 007 of the Detroit Drug Mob

By Christian Cipollini

On February 6, 1975, a near collision between Chester Wheeler Campbell’s Oldsmobile and an on-duty Keego Harbor patrolman’s car would crack open the unbelievable tale of the era’s most dangerous enforcer to the drug lords and mob factions of Detroit. Murder, corruption, espionage and courtroom drama would ensue for two…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Court Showdown Between "Whitey" and "The Rifleman"

By David Amoruso

The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has been one wild ride so far. With Bulger claiming he wasn’t an FBI informant, getting involved in curse-laced shouting matches with former members of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Black Caesar: The Rise of America’s Biggest Kingpin

This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new biography on legendary gangster Frank Matthews. The book, titled Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin, will uncover the true story of this international man of mystery who ran the American streets.

By Ron Chepesiuk

Who was Frank…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Chicago: A Gangster History Part 2

You can find Chicago: A Gangster History Part 1 here.

By Puparo

SOUTH SIDE RALPH SHELDON BEER WAR WITH SALTIS MCERLANE

Saltis McErlane gang

4 October 1925 was the Ragens Colts Club House (Ralph Sheldon headquarters) machine gunned and died bystander Charles Kelly and wounded was Thomas Hart

Saltis McErlane gang

13 October…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Chicago: A Gangster History

Long before Al Capone strolled into town, Chicago was teeming with gangsters and mobsters. In this piece, Puparo details the city’s criminal history starting in the early 1900s and working his way up to Al Capone and his cronies. Digging in his archives, Puparo wiped the dust off of old names, familiar places, and violent gangland executions. Any feedback and comments are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2013 at 4:36am — 3 Comments

Senator Declares War On Gangster Disciples

By David Amoruso

They don’t call it the underworld for nothing. It's hidden beneath a shadow. Gangsters hate the limelight. It’s bad for business. The less people know about your business, the better. Once your name hits the newspapers you can start counting down the days until the FBI comes knocking down your door. It’s usually not the most vicious, dangerous,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Prison Wives, Mob Wives, and their Mafias

By David Amoruso

The fascination with women who are married to gangsters is still as fresh as a flower growing just outside a federal penitentiary. With the original Mob Wives series into its third season, its cast members getting one lucrative (legitimate) deal after another, and several television spin-off series the end is not in sight. Of course, we are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

St. Louis: A Gangster History

Like most big cities, St. Louis has a long criminal history filled with pickpockets, robbers, bootleggers, mobsters, and gangsters. Puparo has put together a comprehensive text of all the information available on St. Louis’ gangland, describing wars, hits, murders, and alliances that occurred in the city from the 1900s up until now.

Any feedback, comments, or extra…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: Chester Wheeler Campbell



By Christian Cipollini

This is the true story of Detroit’s most dangerous underworld enforcer.

In February 1975, while travelling a narrow stretch of road in a picturesque suburb of Detroit, Chester Wheeler Campbell’s big black sedan nearly collided- head on -with an approaching patrol car on its way to a call. That close encounter would eventually…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Russian Mafia, Boston Mob & Chicago Gangs

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for March 7, 2013, through May 2, 2013. Topics covered include psycho killers, the Russian Mafia, cyber terrorism and murderers in search of redemption. Here is the lineup:

  • March 7 — Harold…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Baltimore: A Gangster History

That’s how good of a television series The Wire was. After reading news reports about the deaths of two men who were an integral part of the HBO show, all one could think was: “No, not again!” I may be exaggerating, but The Wire was so good, so alive, that its characters felt like real people. So when the actual people involved with making the series pass away. It hits…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti: Supermax

This is an excerpt from Seth Ferranti’s new book, Gorilla Convict: The Selected Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti. The book is published by Strategic Media Books. To buy the book or for more information go to strategicmediabooks.com or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

The Jamaican Shower Posse: A Family Business

By David Amoruso

Christopher “Dudus” Coke controlled a state within a state on the poor west side of Kingston, Jamaica. He was the man who provided his underlings with free electricity. With schooling and food. He even provided them with the rule of law. His law. And when a drug lord like Coke lays down the law, there will be blood. Lots of it.

All…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

German Bikers Prepare For War

By David Amoruso

Bikers like to flex their muscles and keep police on their toes. In the past few years there have been many rumors about biker wars that were about to flare up. So far, luckily, none of those rumors came true. In Germany, however, bikers are adding more gasoline on a smoldering fire that, authorities fear, might turn into a deadly blaze enveloping the city…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

US Soldiers Busted in Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

By David Amoruso

Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel.

The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Chinese gangster loses phone, we invade his privacy

By David Amoruso

It’s never fun when you lose your cell phone. No one can reach you, you can’t reach anyone. Worse: All your dick pics and various other shameful photos and data are lying around somewhere waiting for some stranger to take a peek at them. Imagine if you were a gangster living the high life, spending bricks of cash, driving expensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Gangsters Inc. sits down with docu makers of The Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin

By David Amoruso

In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to 20 million and ostensibly a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery. “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Bloods Gang Leader Charged With Three Murders

By David Amoruso

A leader of the Bloods street gang was charged yesterday with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Ronald Herron (30), also known as “Ra,” “Ra Diggs,” “Ra Digga” and “Raheem,” was also hit with racketeering, murder in-aid-of racketeering, murder conspiracy, robbery, illegal use and possession of firearms, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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