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114,593.  Eventually they’re [North Korea] going to be able to hit LAX.  Which means we lose what?  James Corden and half a million rapists.  Frankie Boyle’s 2017 New World Order, BBC 2017  

 

 

9,522.  Christmas in LA is weird.  There’s no snow.  It’s not even cold.  (Christmas & Los Angeles)  Ellie Goulding

 

 

9,524.  I remember wishing there was snow in LA.  And how jealous we used to get of those Christmas specials with kids playing in the snow.  (Christmas & Los Angeles)  Ice Cube

 

 

10,230.  Richard Diebenkorn saw the city’s [Los Angeles] bright planes of colour.  (Art & Los Angeles)  Richard Diebenkorn

 

 

65,906.  It’s [Los Angeles] mostly full of nonsense and delusion and egomania.  They think they’ll be young and beautiful forever, even though most of them aren’t even young and beautiful now.  (California & Los Angeles)  Christopher Hitchens

 

 

18,527.  When Mickey wasn’t selling papers and hustling on the streets he was boxing.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  Mobsters: Mickey Cohen

 

18,528.  Where he had failed as a boxer he hoped to succeed as a gangsta.  Mickey Cohen would soon meet another notorious Jewish mobster – Bugsy Siegel.  Together they would re-write mob history in Los Angeles.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid. 

 

18,529.  Mickey Cohen was ready to take on Hollywood.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,530.  When visionary New York gangsta Meyer Lansky looked west he saw an untapped resource.  Lansky wanted to secure some of the rackets for himself ... Siegel was the perfect choice for Lansky.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,531.  Off-track betting was still illegal.  It was a high-stakes racket.  Bookmakers would pay as much as twelve-hundred dollars a week for access.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Bookmakers & Murder: Cohen & Horses & Betting & Gambling)  ibid.

 

18,532.  And when Mickey went out he liked attention.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Bookmakers & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,533.  For the first time in his life Mickey Cohen felt he was on the A-List.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,213.  While Mickey embraced life in LA, Bugsy Siegel was bored with the same old Hollywood scene.  In 1945 Bugsy came up with an idea that he pitched to the Mob families – an investment opportunity.  The Flamingo Hotel.  A first-class destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, complete with a hundred and five rooms, private bungalows, and a casino.  Siegel told them all they had to do was put up the money to build the place and watch their wallets grow.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Murder: Siegel & Mafia & Las Vegas & Los Angeles & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,214.  By the time Mickey arrived in Las Vegas it was too late.  The hotel was already $5 million over budget.  Bugsy had promised the Mob a sure thing;  The Flamingo was anything but ... The Assassin fired into the house hitting Bugsy three times in the head, killing him instantly.  Bugsy Segal had bet everything on Vegas.  And lost.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Murder: Siegel & Mafia & Las Vegas & Los Angeles & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.   

 

18,534.  With Bugsy dead, Mickey Cohen operated LA’s illegal gambling and wire service himself: Mickey Cohen was now the boss of Hollywood.  And when Mickey went out, the locals took notice.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.    

 

18,535.  The underworld attracted the attention of the Senate sub-committee on organised crime ... For hours Mickey answered questions.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,536.  In April 1951 the once lucky gangsta was formally charged with tax evasion.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,537.  Even in prison Mickey was a big player ... After almost four years in prison Mickey was released for good behaviour.  Cohen was a free man again.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,538.  Mickey took divorce badly.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,539.  Mickey agreed to an unprecedented interview on The Mike Wallace Show ... ‘I have killed no men that in the first place didn’t deserve killing.’  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Bookmakers & Killing & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,540.  The Feds sent him away again: for tax evasion.  This time he was sent to Alcatraz.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen & Alcatraz)  ibid.

 

18,541.  The Mobster was partially paralysed and would have to walk with sticks for the rest of his life.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,542.  Times had changed and many of his associates had died.  By the end of 1973 Mickey was a shell of his former self.  But still enjoyed watching a fight.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

18,543.  Mickey Cohen died in his sleep.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.

 

 

18,544.  The race-wire broadcast the results to bookmaking runs throughout Los Angeles.  So that people could lay bets up to the last moment.  It was split-second timing.  And Mickey [Cohen] was the king.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen & Bookmakers & Betting & Gambling & Horses)  James Ellroy, author L A Confidential

 

 

18,545.  Mickey Cohen didn’t spend time at school; he spent time on the street as a newsboy scuffling for pennies and for coins.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Mafia & Murder: Cohen)  Bruce Henstell, author Sunshine and Wealth

 

 

18,546.  The Number One issue at that time was police brutality.  So by the time you get to the early sixties you had an environment that was ripe for riot, and that is exactly what happened.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Police & Riot)  Alex Alonso, street gangs.com

 

 

18,547.  They’ll destroy anyone in their way.  Hundreds of gangs draw battle lines from one district to the next.  In a racially charged war everyone becomes a target.  And no-one sees an end in sight.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  Gangland s1e5: Race Wars, History 2007

 

18,548.  A violent sub-culture.  Its inhabitants live and die in a vast war-zone that stretches across LA county.  Home to more than nine hundred street gangs.  Bloods and Crips rule south-central ... They fight for dominance.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,549.  Black and Hispanic gangs hold absolute power in some parts of the neighbourhood.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,550.  Drug dealing and the territory that goes with it is power.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,551.  The gang capital of the world is also the most diverse city.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,552.  Race is now playing a leading role in gang-related killings ... People are targeted for having the wrong coloured skin.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,553.  Entire neighbourhoods get drawn in.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles)  ibid.

 

18,554.  In south-central Los Angeles on April 29th 1992 one of the worst race riots erupted in American history.  The trigger was the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King.  (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Riots & Police & Race & Black Culture)  ibid.  

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