Updated news on the Gambino, Genovese, Bonanno, Lucchese and Colombo Organized Crime Families of New York City.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Kill The Irishman" Slated For March Release

Rick Porrello's book about Cleveland, OH mobster Danny Greene, To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia, has been adapted into a movie, and is slated for limited release on March 11, 2011 as reported by Clint O'Connor for The Plain Dealer.  Danny Greene, an interloping Irish gangster, did not much care for the Italian mobsters, and during the mid-1970s the rivals pretty much wiped out each other -- the Irishman ultimately was whacked in October 1977 after several unsuccessful attempts on his life -- through a campaign of car bombs as reported by Clint O'Connor for The Plain Dealer:  "Our ever-striving region actually topped the nation in something in 1976, though it was a dubious distinction:  No. 1 in bombings.  There were 37 in Cuyahoga County, including 21 in Cleveland.  Car bombs were relatively cheap to make, easy to plant, could be detonated from afar, and destroyed lots of evidence."


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