Crime Books and Films

Oct 10, 2009
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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter The movie The Hurricane portrays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter as a black man wronged by a racist justice system. But Carter is a fraud and so was the movie, from beginning to end. by Lona Manning Most people who know about the Hurricane Carter case...
Oct 9, 2009
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June 1, 2007 Vito Genovese Tim Newark is the author of the recently published Mafia Allies: the True Story of America's Secret Alliance with the Mob (Zenith Press). This article is an adapted extract from that book. by Tim Newark Top Mafia Mobster Vito Genovese fled...
Oct 5, 2009
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September 15, 2005 Tony Spilotro (Courtesy LVMPD)The introduction to Griffin's book entitled The Battle for Las Vegas — The Law vs. the Mob. The book chronicles the wide-ranging, criminal exploits of Chicago Outfit enforcer Tony Spilotro, the mobster portrayed by Joe Pesci...
Oct 5, 2009
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June 15, 2003 This is the prologue to the book The Bullet or the Bribe: Taking Down Colombia's Cali Drug Cartel by Ron Chepesiuk, the story of the rise of the powerful Cali Cartel and the long and often frustrating campaign that U.S. and international law enforcement...
Oct 3, 2009
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Left to Right: cover of Richard Condon's 1959 novel (1960 Signet edtion); poster from the original film (1962); poster from film remake (2004). The assassins of the Kennedy brothers acted in cold blood, not under mind control. by Mel Ayton To coincide with the 40th...
Apr 30, 2009
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March 8, 2009 The Return of the Irish-American Gangster to the Silver Screen by Steven Gerald Farrell When The Godfather was released in the early 1970s, it effectively created a myth of the virtually unbeatable Italian crime family for the American public that endured for...
Apr 30, 2009
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October 14, 2007 The Raid in Teaneck is the prologue from Ron Chepesiuk and Anthony Gonzalez's book, Superfly: The True Untold Story of Frank Lucas, American Gangster. (A major movie about Lucas entitled American Gangster and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe will...
Apr 24, 2009
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April 5, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal's 27 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit would have turned almost anyone else into an embittered, defeated man. Instead, he has remained what he always was, "the voice of the voiceless," as he demonstrates yet again in his most...
Apr 24, 2009
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April 12, 2009Crime Magazine's Review of True-Crime BooksCaught up in the immediacy of modern-day crime, which we can follow in all its horror millisecond-by-millisecond via the Internet, we shudder in real time over the spring 2009 mass shootings around America and over...

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