|QUOTE (Warlord. @ Wednesday, Jul 11 2012, 11:41)|
| I saw Meyer Lansky's name and thought I'd drop this question in here since I'm sure a lot of people well versed in organised crime is gonna come in here.|
Would it be safe to say that the Jewish Mafia was more 'all business, no violence' than the other mafia families?
I'm not sure about that but I know that the Italian-Amercian Mafia families were or used to be all about keeping a low profile and not attracting media attention in order to keep on making big money in the shadows. However with the various leaders of the Mafia families they have all had different personalities and ways of running things. For example people like Carlo Gambino didn't even have a big house, he lived in a small house and looked more like an old grandfather than a crime lord and that's the way he liked it. He would also never say the crimes he did or speak about them openly with anyone and that's what made him a great leader. The you have people like John Gotti in the 90's who loved the public attention and would always make a scene. Including the fact that he went out in public with the best suits money could buy, in the end this lead to his downfall although there are other apsects of him being a good leader. Now days they are keeping very low profiles although the arrests of 100 mobsters in January shows how they continue to be a pervasive force.
So as you can see, the Italian Mafia prefers to be in the shadows but different leaders can bring all sorts of different regimes.
Here's a Link, you might be interested in, the prosecutor says that today they keep low-key but aren't afraid to resort to violence.http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Huge-...-114266444.html This post has been edited by Sanjeem on Wednesday, Jul 11 2012, 11:59