The life and death of Joe Colombo

Three rounds from an assassin’s gun all but silenced Joseph Colombo, one of the Mafia’s most publicly vocal bosses. Although…


Joe Friday tackled the Los Angeles crime syndicate

William H. Parker, a hardnosed police chief in midcentury Los Angeles, did not want organized crime in his city. In…


ROBERT F. KENNEDY’S CRUSADE AGAINST THE MOB: PART 3

LAST OF THREE PARTS   In the days following his brother Jack’s election to the presidency in November 1960, Robert…


Robert F. Kennedy’s crusade against the Mob: Part 2

Second of three parts   The Senate Rackets Committee made national news as soon as it started its work in…


Robert F. Kennedy’s crusade against the Mob: Part 1

First of Three Parts   In a lengthy memo to his brother President John F. Kennedy, dated January 10, 1963,…