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It would take several more years before FSU became official in Philadelphia. Gangland s3e8: Rage Against Society, History 2008
Pennsylvania: from its steel mills to its sports teams this is a working-class area where the people have been moulded by the harsh city streets and a puritan work ethic ... The City of Brotherly Love can be anything but. The criminal underbelly of Philly has always been evident. Gangland s4e2: Devil’s Fire
The Pagan’s [sic] are a 1% club. ibid.
The Hell’s Angels are the Pagan’s mortal enemy and the largest motorcycle gang in the world. ibid.
The Hellraiser’s Ball was open to the public. ibid.
The Pagan’s pride themselves in being the most violent motorcycle gang in the United States. ibid.
The Purple is Meth at its purest. ibid.
The Mother Club is what the gang calls its Board of Directors. The Mother Club sets national policy and club conduct. The Chapters falls under its rule. ibid.
The quickest way to get a beating is to show disrespect for Pagan colours. ibid.
73 Pagan’s went to prison. No-one talked. ibid.
The Pagan’s have remained unchanged for most of their existence. Violence continues to be their trademark. Unlike the Angels, the Pagans never went for size. ibid.
Philadelphia 1964: over the course of ten years Nicky Scarfo had become an up and coming member of the Mob. But Scarfo was reckless ... The 35-year-old had the reputation of becoming a hot-head. Mobsters s1e28: Nicodemo Scarfo, Biography 2008
He had a high voice and a complex about his height. ibid.
Over the course of the next decade developers expected to spend more than one billion dollars constructing casinos [Atlantic City]. That meant big money for Nicky Scarfo’s construction company Scarf Inc. ibid.
The outcast wanted to be boss. ibid.
A federal indictment had revealed the ties between the Mayor of Atlantic City – Michael Matthews – and the Philadelphia Mob. ibid.
Nicky Scarfo was probably the most violent American Mafia boss in the past half-century. George Anastasia, Philadelphia Inquirer
It’s 1980 and the United States’ government is locked in a battle to the death with New York’s five major crime families. Inside the American Mob s1e3: New York-Philly War, National Geographic 2013
One of the most prominent figures in the Philly Mob decides to cooperate with the United States government: Crazy Phil. ibid.
Bruno was known in Philadelphia as the docile Don. ibid.
Phil Testa becomes the new boss of Philadelphia ... Who killed Phil Testa? ibid.
The body count keeps rising. ibid.
Scarfo and his gang were raking in millions. ibid.
The killers all belonged to the Nation of Islam’s Temple 12 in Philadelphia … the Black Mafia. American Gangster: Philadelphia’s Black Mafia
Extortion was the Black Mafia’s first big racket. ibid.
The most infamous of all Black Mafia crimes had nothing to do with money. It was an unspeakable act of vengeance against a critic of Nation of Islam leader – the honourable Elijah Muhammad. ibid.
Raking in $90,000 a week in extortion and heroin money, according to authorities. ibid.
Philadelphia: the city of brotherly love ... more than 430,000 Philly residents live in poverty. Drugs Inc s4e7: Philly Dope, National Geographic 2014
An explosion in the number of opiate junkies now searching for a cheaper fix. Dealers have turned Kensington into a giant drug drive through. ibid.
Philadelphia has one of the highest rates of PCP abuse in the US. ibid.
In 2014 the Pittsburgh Impact Team made over 1,500 arrests. Their aim: to work their way up the supply chain one bust at a time. Drugs Inc s7e8: Pittsburgh Smack, 2015
Heroin casualties are piling up. ibid.
‘Two options – death or jail.’ Gangsters: America’s Most Evil: Thelma Wright s2e5, Thelma, A&E 2003
1986: Jackie Wright – ten years her senior ... Heroin. In weight. By the kilo. ibid.
Auntie supplied Thelma with kilos of heroin; Thelma in turn supplied her crew. ibid.
‘I dealt strictly in weight. And you had to have the money.’ ibid. Thelma
Cocaine was the now drug ... ‘So now we’re doing the cocaine and the heroin.’ ibid.
Who the hell is Jack Reacher? Jack Reacher – born Jack, no middle name – is a ghost. Jack Reacher 2013 starring Tom Cruise & Rosamund Pike & Richard Jenkins & David Oyelowo & Werner Herzog & Jai Courtney & Robert Duvall & Joseph Sikora & Michael Raymond-James et al, director Christopher McQuarrie, black rozzer
We all grow up looking for someone to believe in … My father killed people for a living. 10th & Wolf 2006 starring James Marsden & Giovanni Ribisi & Brad Renfro & Piper Perabo & Tommy Lee & Dennis Hopper & Brian Dennehy & Val Kilmer & Lesley Ann Warren & Dash Mihok & Francesco Salvi et al, director Bobby Moresco, opening scene
We can’t take on the fucking Mafia. ibid. Vincent
This hit might be a good thing. ibid. rozzer/controller
You bet your arse we’re the good guys. ibid.
What do you think of that? Fucking A-plus it’s a nice gun. It’s three-fifty retail. At Close Range 1986 starring Sean Penn & Christopher Walken & Mary Stuart Masterson & Chris Penn & Crispin Glover & Candy Clark & Millie Perkins & R D Call & Kiefer Sutherland et al, director James Foley, dad to sons
And right there I got the idea. The Bridge to Nowhere 2009 starring Ving Rhames & Ben Crowley & Daniel London & Danny Masterson & Thomas Ian Nicholas & Bijou Phillips & Alex Breckenridge & Alanna Romansky et al, director Blair Underwood
I personally was pulling in about twenty grand a week. ibid. commentary
This is my life ... Everything we ever wanted. ibid. gangsta
Brian and the organisation made a combined fortune of $7.3 million in the course of a year. And it was all gone. ibid. commentary
It says here there are 2,300 Americans reported missing every day. Abduction 2011 starring Taylor Lautner & Lily Collins & Alfred Molina & Jason Isaacs & Maria Bello & Sigourney Weaver & Michael Nyqvist & Dermot Mulroney & Nickola Shreli et al, director John Singleton, her to him
What’s your status in the basement? A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Shooting, walkie-talkie, HBO 2022
We call it the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting. ibid. lady