Category: International

The Not-So-Calm Before The Snow Storm: Pre-Cocaine Cowboys Miami Murder Timeline (1978-1979)

The 18 months leading up to the Dadeland Mall Massacre set the tone for what was to come. If the Dadeland Mall Massacre was the tipping point that took Miami and Dade County into Cocaine Cowboy overdrive, the writing was on the wall when it happened. Coke was officially big business and South Florida was

The Hit That Started It All: ’79 Dadeland Mall Massacre Had South Fla. Drug Scene Moving In Scary Direction

Historians trace the birth of the entire crazy “Cocaine Cowboys Era” in South Florida to a single event: the headline-grabbing Dadeland Mall Massacre on July 11, 1979 where two Miami drug world figures were slain in a Wild-West style shootout in the upscale mall’s liquor store. The audacious gangland hit foreshadowed a coming decade marked

Hamilton (Ont.) Wiseguy Tony Musitano Dies At 72, Did Time For Arson, Extortion, ’83 Toronto Mob Hit

The “Bombing Baker,” Tony Musitano passed away peacefully in Ontario, Canada this week at 72 with little fireworks or fanfare. The Hamilton mafia figure served seven years in prison (1983-1990) for staging a bombing campaign in an effort to extort a string of bakeries and playing a role from behind bars in the murder conspiracy