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The Five Families

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Dawn-Michelle Zarnfaller

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Social Control and Influence Mafia Terminology What are the "Five families"? Fence: someone with worldwide outlets to liquidate swag.
Friend of mine: introduction of a third person who is not a member of the Family but who can be vouched for by a Family member.
Friend of ours: introduction of one made member to another.
Get a place ready: To find a burial site.
Gift: A bribe
Give a pass: To grant a reprieve from being whacked.
Going: About to be whacked. Going south: stealing, passing money under the table, going on the lam.
Hard-on with a suitcase: mob lawyer; feminine: half a hard-on with a suitcase.
Hot place: a location suspected of being the target of law enforcement or surveillance.
Ice: to murder The Product Broken: demoted in rank
Brugad: a crime family
Burn: to murder
Button: a "made" member of the Mafia; soldier, wiseguy, goodfella, Man of Honor.
Cafone: a phony or embarrassment to himself and others
Capo: ranking member of a Family who heads a crew (or group) of soldiers; a skipper, short for capodecina.
Chased: to be banished from the Mafia and barred from associating or doing business with any made members.
Cleaning: taking the necessary steps to avoid being followed.
Clip: to murder
Clock: to keep track of someone's movements and activities.
Comare: a Mafia mistress
Come in: To go see the boss when summoned. -glamorizes crimes
-makes the police seem corrupt
-makes society seem corrupt
-brings crime
-brings death
-builds respect and trust (thoses in the families) what influence does the "Five Families" have on New York? All the crime families originated from Sicily. Joe Masseria is the founder of the Genovese crime family. Salvatore"toto" D'Aquila is the founder of the Gambino crime family, The founder of the Lucchese crime family is the Riena Gang. The Bonanno crime family was started by Joseh Bonanno and the Colombo crime family was created by Joseph Profaci. Where did the "Five Families" originate from and who are the founders? Administration: the upper-level power structure of an organized crime Family,
Associate: someone who works with and for wiseguys, but not sworn in as a member of the Family.
Babania: Heroin, as in dealing.
Babbo: A dope, idiot, useless underling.
Beef: a complaint or disagreement within the organization,
Big earner: someone who makes a lot of money for the Family. A LOT of money.
The Books: euphemism for membership in the Family.
Borgata: a crime Family; brugad.
Boss: the head of the crime Family
Capo di tutti capi: boss of the Bosses Off the record: an action taken without the knowledge or approval of the Family.
On the record: an action sanctioned by the Family.
Piece: a gun
Pinched: arrested.
Pop: to murder
Problem: A liability, someone likely to be whacked.
Rat: a member who violates Omertá
Sit-down: a meeting with the Family administration to settle disputes.
Skim: Tax-free gambling profits, as in the money taken that is not reported to the IRS. where are they located? The "Five Families" are the five major crime families in New York. Genovese crime family
Gambino crime family
Lucchese crime family
Bonanno crime family
colombo crime family Who are they? media:
-The Godfather
-The Sopranos
-Grand Theft Auto
-News papers
-Books How do we know about them? the "Five Families" are spread out through the Tri-State area as well as the whole country location -New York Police gang unit
-Putting these mafians in prison for the crimes they do
-Keeping constant watch over them How are the "Five Families" controled? please don't kill me.
I'm doing my work The
Families Dawn Zarnfaller must finish cracking this code.
Or they will kill me Frank relax,
they won't kill you Genovese crime family Operates mainly in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and New Jersey. But the family also maintains influence in Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida.
There is the 116th Street Crew that operates in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. The Greenwich Village Crew operates in Greenwich Village in Lower Manhattan. The Genovese crime family New Jersey faction operates all over New Jersey. Operates mainly in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and New Jersey. But also maintains influence in The Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut, Florida and Los Angeles. The Ozone Park Boys operates in Queens and Long Island area.DeMeo Crew operates in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Gambino crime Family Operates mainly in The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. But also maintains influence in Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, Westchester County, and Florida. The Cutaia Crew operates in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The Jersey Crew operates in all over New Jersey
The Tanglewood Boys a recruitment gang operating in Westchester County, The Bronx and Manhattan. Lucchese crime family Operates mainly in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. But also maintains influence in Manhattan, The Bronx, Westchester County, New Jersey, Florida and Montreal, Quebec Canada. The Motion Lounge crew operates in Brooklyn and Long Island. Bonanno crime family Operates mainly in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. But also maintains influence in Staten Island, Manhattan, The Bronx, New Jersey and Florida. The Garfield Boys operates in the South Brooklyn area. colombo crime family Commission, The: the Mafia "ruling body", typically a panel made up of the bosses of the five New York Families, Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Colombo, and Bonanno sometimes with representatives from other U.S. Families, such as Chicago.
Compare: crony, close pal, buddy.
Consigliere: the counselor in a crime Family;
Contract: a murder assignment.
Cosa Nostra: the Mafia.
Crew: a group of soldiers that takes orders from a capo.
Cugine: a young toughguy looking to be made.
Do a piece of work: to murder
Earner: someone whose expertise is making money for the Family.
Empty suit: someone with nothing to offer who tries to hang around with mobsters.
Enforcer: a person who threatens, maims, or kills someone who doesn't cooperate with Family rules or deals. Joint, the: prison; synonyms: the can, the pen, go away to college.
Loanshark: someone who lends mob money at an exorbitant interest rate; a shylock.
Made: to be sworn into La Cosa Nostra; synonyms: to be "straightened out," to get your button.
Make a marriage: to bring two parties together for legitimate or illegitimate Family issues.
Mattresses, hitting the, taking to the: going to war with a rival Family or gang.
Meat eater: a corrupt cop
Mustache Petes: Old fashioned or older generation Mafian
Nut, the: mobspeak for "the bottom line"
Omertá: the code of silence and one of the premier vows taken when being sworn into the Family. Violation is punishable by death. Alex is going to get iced
if he keeps talking like that Eric is such a meat eater
taking so many gifts he should get fired Skipper: a capo.
Stand-up guy: someone who refuses to rat out the Family no matter what the pressure, offer, or threat.
Swag: stolen goods
Vig: the interest payment on a loan from a loanshark
Vouch for: to personally guarantee
Walk talk, take a walk: to conduct a sensitive discussion while striding up and down the block to avoid being overheard on those pesky eavesdropping devices.
Whack: to murder
Young Turks: Younger, less traditional generation of Mafiosi.
Zips: American Mafiosi's derogatory term for Sicilian Mafiosi annotated bibliography RESOURCES Bonanno. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/bonanno-crime-family.html
Colombo. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/colombo-crime-family.html
Gambino. (2012). Retrieved from www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/gambino-crime-family.html
Genovese. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/genovese-crime-family.html
History . (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/history-of-five-families.html
Lucchese. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/lucchese.html
Mafia terminology. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/mafia-terminology.html
Raab, S. (2005). Five families: The rise, decline, and resurgence of america's most powerful mafia empires. Austin, Texas: Kirkus Media LLC.
Raab, S. (n.d). In the Mafia, Too, a Decline in Standards. (Jan 19, 1992), p. A.6 oh!no! he got convicted Bonanno. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/bonanno-crime-family.html
The Bonanno crime family is from Trapani, Sicily. By the 1900s they relocated to New York. It was founded by Joseph Bonanno and was the first family to be kicked off the Commission. The commission is a council that is suppose to keep the order in the Mafia. The Bonanno family is known for selling heroin. The Bonanno crime family is still in existence today and Vincent Asaro is the current leader. Colombo. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/colombo-crime-family.html
The Colombo crime family is the newest of the “Five Families” once known as the Profaci family. The founder Joseph Profaci originated from Villabate Sicily and arrived to New York in 1921. After hardships in Chicago Joseph returned to Brooklyn and became a successful olive oil importer. He also controlled a small gang and took control of Frankie Yale’s gang after his murder. The Colombo crime family got its name when the Profaci family became despised. The current leader is Richard Fusco. Gambino. (2012). Retrieved from www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/gambino-crime-family.html
The Gambino crime family was named after Carlo Gambino. The group controls New York and extends to California. After Genovese was sent to prison and died the Gambino family rose to power becoming the most powerful of the “five Families”. The Gambino crime family is known for killing any competition. The well known John Gotti is a member of the Gambino crime family. Genovese. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/genovese-crime-family.html
The Genovese family originated from Corleone, Sicily. The founder was Joe Masseria and was the first Mafia family in New York City. As the power grew there was brutal murders and rivalries. During Prohibition the Genovese family was well known for bootlegging, estortion, loansharking, and illegal gambling. Currently the leader is Daniel Leo (Danny the Lion). Lucky Luciano was a boss for the Genovese Family. Lucchese. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/lucchese.html
The Lucchese crime family originated from the Reina Gang. Their activities include labor and construction racketeering, illegal gambling, loan sharking, extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, hijacking, fraud, fencing and murder for hire. Two police detectives were revealed to be working with the Lucchese family and were forced to retire. The current leaders are Aniello "Neil" Migliore, Joseph "Joey Dee" DiNapoli, Matthew Madonna. History . (2012). Retrieved from http://www.fivefamiliesnyc.com/p/history-of-five-families.html
The “Five Families” are the Gambino, Genovese, Colombo, Lucchese and Bonanno crime families. Each family can be traced back to a place in Sicily and travelling to New York. The families operate all over the country but mostly in the Tri-state area. There are many forms of entertainment we know of these families like movies, video games articles in newspapers and books. Raab, S. (2005). Five families: The rise, decline, and resurgence of america's most powerful mafia empires. Austin, Texas: Kirkus Media LLC.
The mafia has been able to get away police and without getting caught. The “Five Families” have destroyed the social fabric and business enterprises. They have been recognized as the most formidable crime empires. The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires reveals how various member of each of the “Five Families” got into power and fell from power as well as what went on in power. The story also reveals how the FBI and other agencies have been trying to expose and arrest a lot of these mobsters. Raab, S. (n.d). In the Mafia, Too, a Decline in Standards. (Jan 19, 1992), p. A.6
The Colombo crime family is revealing its power by killing five gangsters and innocent bystanders in the last two months. Over the decades the membership of these “five Families” has decreased by about 1000. To prevent any mob actions the police increased their activity and organized 150 cities, state and Federal investigators to raid 16 suspected Mafia hangouts in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. They believe that the more activity will cause the crime families to create a truce.
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