Category: Mob Hits

Loosening The Wiring: Slaying Of Scorned Girlfriend Led To Downfall Of Little Melvin’s Heroin Kingdom In Baltimore

The murder of a revenge-minded girlfriend was the beginning of the end for the legendary “Little Melvin” Williams drug empire in West Baltimore and was used as a storyline in the first season of the HBO television show The Wire, based on a fictionalization of the Williams organization. On the night of July 21, 1983,
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The Maryland Mafia Hit List: Baltimore’s Top 5 Mob Murders

New York’s Gambino crime family kept a crew in Baltimore for many years. Longtime Gambino mob consigliere Joe N. Gallo was in charge of the organization’s affairs in Maryland from the 1950s into the 1980s. The Corbis, Louie Morici, Benjamin (Benny Trotta) Magliano and Thomas (“Red the Wop” Jenkins) Aversa ran the show in B-More
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The “Tooka” Gregory Hit: Gangster Disciples’ Murder 10 Years Ago Back In News Because Of GTA V Beef

January 15, 2021 – Rappers Chief Keef and YBN Almighty Jay engaged in a minor tiff last week in an on-line video-game (GTA V) forum over the memory of slain Gangster Disciple Shondale (Tooka) Gregory, gunned down in Chicago ten years ago this week. The YBN crew, which started as a gaming crew and then
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In Bad Company: The Hawaii Five-O Hit List (Mob Violence In The Tropics 1962-1980)

The Hawaiian underworld of the 1960s and 1970s was particularly brutal, seeing the creation of The Company, a Pan-Asian and Polynesian crime syndicate that controlled state’s gambling, prostitution, loansharking and narcotics trades during the era. The Company left many bodies in its wake, but pretty much died out by the beginning of the 1980s. Their
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