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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Rockford' (3)

Profile: Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples boss Karl Fort

By David Amoruso

A very big name on the streets of Rockford is coming home early. Matter of fact, few people expected Karl “Shortdog” Fort, leader of Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples, to ever come home again at all, as he was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges in 1994. But Fort successfully petitioned the government for a sentence…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Profile: Rockford crime family mobster Salvatore Galluzzo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

With his death on May 4, 2016, at the age of 82, mobster Salvatore “Sam” Galluzzo closed the extensive file the FBI had on him relating to his involvement in the Rockford La Cosa Nostra family and possibly the Sicilian Mafia. Many in local law enforcement and at least one newspaper reporter felt that Galluzzo was the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the “house.”

There…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

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