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When Oswald was arrested for Disturbing the Peace in New Orleans, he was sprung from jail by a man with close connections to the Marcello organisation. Professor Michael Kurtz, South-Eastern Louisiana University
Marcello was doubly elated because John Kennedy was dead and he was acquitted. Marcello hated Kennedy and made no bones about it. Professor Michael Kurtz
Lee Harvey Oswald had life-long family ties to Carlos Marcello’s organisation. He had an uncle who had become a bookmaker in the Marcello organisation. David Kaiser, author The Road to Dallas
The bank robber [Jack van Laningham] would become an informant for the FBI and soon he heard the Godfather [Marcello] make an astonishing confession. A confession that if true might finally solve America’s most infamous and enduring murder mystery. Did the Mob Kill JFK? 2010
Marcello gets his close associate and pilot David Ferry to smuggle him back into the US. ibid.
In 1986 FBI informant Jack Laningham said goodbye to his cell-mate Carlos Marcello. Van Laningham maintains it took three more years for the FBI to administer a polygraph in which he verified hearing Marcello confess to JFK’s murder. ibid.
I knew I was innocent and I knew it would come out the way it did. Carlos Marcello
What you do, you cut offa the head, the tail dies. Carlos Marcello
Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Carlos Marcello’s office sign
That Kennedy, that smiling, we’ll fix him in Dallas. We’re gonna get him in Dallas. Carlos Marcello
Some day I’m gonna get rid of that guy. Robert Kennedy, re Carlos Marcello, to associates on investigatory committee
Robert Kennedy viewed Carlos Marcello as one of the major figures in organised crime. G Robert Blakey, former chief counsel House Committee on Assassinations
I said, Jesus, you kill Bobby Kennedy, you’ll have the whole United States government on you. Ed Becker, Marcello Associate
This man is a world class smuggler here. Contraband 2012 starring Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale & Ben Foster & Diego Luna & Caleb Landry Jones & Giovanni Ribisi & Lukas Haas & J K Simons et al, director Baltasar Kormakur, dude in club
We love fat women, people. Tight-fisted, unsympathetic, I want her on my jury. Runaway Jury 2003 starring John Cusack & Gene Hackman & Dustin Hoffman & Rachel Weisz & Jeremy Piven & Bruce Davidson & Bruce McGill & Marguerite Moreau & Nick Searcy & Leland Orser et al, director Gary Fleder, Fitch
Can you smell that? Furniture polish, cheap cologne and body odour. ibid. Fitch in court
Trials are too important to be left up to juries. ibid. Fitch to gun manufacturers
Never before has a jury found the gun industry liable for murder. ibid. television news
I’m in it to win. Just like you are. ’Cause that’s what I was hired to do. Everything else is coloured bubbles. ibid. Fitch to Rohr
The man who raped your wife – he was paroled three weeks ago ... We could take care of it for you. Justice 2011 aka Seeking Justice starring Nicolas Cage & January Jones & Harold Perrineau & Jennifer Carpenter & Xander Berkeley & Guy Pearce & Iron E Singleton & Cullen Moss et al, director Roger Donaldson, stranger to Cage
I’m Simon. I represent an organisation that deals with people. ibid.
We are just a few citizens who are seeking justice. ibid.
We have a warrant for your arrest for the murder of Alan Marsh. ibid. rozzer
New Orleans: it’s also a city of hustlers and dealers full of gangstas and illegal drugs. Drugs Inc s3e5: Hurricane Blow, 2012
A new wave of small independent dealers returned. ibid.
Houston is a key distribution centre for drugs coming from Mexico into the US. ibid.
What’s unique since Katrina is the quantity of heroin now coming into the city ... Dealers make home deliveries. ibid.
Whammy is fake crack cocaine. ibid.
The most unlikely people for dealing – grandmothers. ibid.
Aaron and his team arrested 40 drug dealers that day. ibid.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Mardi Gras ... Police are clamping down around the city. But two dealers are going head to head: one selling real drugs, one selling fake. Drugs Inc s6e10: Mardi Gras, 2015
Marcello’s nemesis Robert Kennedy wanted him out of the country … but Marcello had a juror in his pocket. Mobsters s1e22: Carlos Marcello, Bio 2008
The cash coming in from the slot machines wasn’t enough for Marcello so he continued his drug trade. ibid.
There was an unprecedented surveillance effort targeting Marcello’s home and his headquarters at the Town and Country Motel. ibid.
Anastasia got away with the murder [Arnold Schuster] just as he had for decades. Mobsters s3e3: Albert Anastasia, Bio 2010
[Joe] Masseria was alone: enter Albert Anastasia and three others. ibid.
Anastasia’s muscle would also be valuable to a group of Mafia leaders called the Commission … Murder Incorporated. ibid.
Anastasia had risen through the Mob ranks. ibid.
The tax trial of Albert Anastasia … Anastasia walked out of prison and right into a power grab. ibid.
In 1963 while Marcello awaited trial for conspiracy in connection with his fake birth record, New Orleans teemed with questionable characters. Among them was an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald. He had abruptly moved from Dallas, but he was no stranger to the Big Easy ... Although there’s no evidence Marcello and Oswald ever met, they did move in the same circles, and shared a common enemy. Mobsters: This Time It’s Personal
Just two days after Kennedy’s murder, police transferred Oswald to the County Jail. Swarms of reporters and photographers gathered to catch a glimpse of the suspected assassin. Suddenly, a man emerged from the crowd and fired a single bullet into Oswald’s abdomen. Oswald was announced dead two hours later. Police immediately arrested the murderer: he was Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby, another man with alleged ties to mob boss Carlos Marcello. Mobsters: Legacy of an Assassination
The murder capital of America and the rule here is kill or be killed. Gangland s3e10: Die, Snitch, Die: Gotti Boys, History 2008
America’s murder capital. New Orleans’ gangs are more ruthless than Los Angeles’ most violent. ibid.
The City’s underworld is run by the Gotti Boys. ibid.
They’re identified only by their turf. ibid.
These projects are marked by trainers that hang from the power lines. ibid.
A belief that not even the law is honest. ibid.
The projects, completed in the 1960s, were meant to support working class families, but soon became run down. ibid.
29th August 2005 Hurricane Katrina took aim at the Big Easy. It would change everything even for the Gotti Boys. ibid.
The Gotti Boys came back stronger than before. ibid.