William Shatner - Morgan Freeman - The Irish Mob 2006 - Bad Blood 2017-2019 - Kings of Coke TV -
Montreal is a very cosmopolitan, sophisticated, erudite, educated, glorious city today. But it wasn’t quite that way when I was growing up there. There was a lot of anti-Semitism. And I had to deal with that in an area of the city that had very few Jews. William Shatner
And some places you’ve been before are so great that you don’t ever mind going back. Some places you’ve been before you don’t ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the winter. Morgan Freeman
During the 1970s cities across the US and Canada were awash with cocaine smuggled in through the port of Montreal by the Irish/Canadian criminal organisation, the West End Gang. The Irish Mob s1e4
Mystery surrounds who was responsible for his [Frank Dunie Ryan] murder. ibid.
If we are to effectively combat the Mafia, we should not turn into a monster … We must recognise that the Mafia resembles us. Bad Blood s1e1: Scar Tissue, Judge Giovanni Falcone, murdered by Mafia 1992, Netflix 2017
Since the 1960s the port city of Montreal has been one of the largest points of coke and heroin in the world. ibid. opening commentary
What I’m proposing is a cooperative. You’re all here for a specific reason ’cause of what you bring to the table. We gotta conduct this like a business. ibid. Vito
Montreal 2006: You’re being charged with racketeering … the charge of racketeering is to guarantee the extradition. ibid. lawyer to Vito
Vito left me in charge. No-one had any issues with that. And things would have been just fine if not for the little prince. Nico junior decided he should be the one to take over. Bad Blood s1e2: Pacifier, Declan’s commentary
Everyone went to war … A total domino effect of shit-for-brains panic. ibid.
I size people up, that’s it. But I size them up fast and I size them up right. You push too hard – you got problems for yourself. You push too little – people think you’re soft. ibid. Vito
You have to take the lead. Show them you’re in charge. ibid. Vito to Declan
If we can’t even protect our boss, what makes our partners think we can protect them? Bad Blood s1e3: Feast or Famine, Declan
We have two priorities: protect the boss and keep Nico safe. ibid.
Rizzuto may have been at one time a powerful boss but he died of a very weakened family … There’s not much left of what was once Canada’s most notorious crime family. Bad Blood s1e4: Home is Where the Gun Is, news report
Poor Vito. First his son now his father. ibid. baddie
Vito locked himself in a hotel. No-one knew where he was. ibid. Declan’s commentary
Things got crazy. We went after everyone. I’m going to call it a rampage. Bad Blood s1e5: When You Got Nothin’, Declan’s commentary
Is this Goodfellas candid camera, or somethin? ibid. bent rozzer
Sal: Are you ready to be a king?
Declan: Absolutely. ibid.
He knew we were coming. How? Bad Blood s1e6: You Can Never Hold Back Spring, corruption inquiry woman
I’m here to help you suffer. You gave us up, your children, you gave us up … You’re not going to score any more … You are a horrible horrible waste of life. ibid. Declan to father
He wasn’t the mole. You are. ibid. Vito to Declan
Vito Rizzuto died on December 23 2013. The official cause of death was ruled natural causes. ibid. caption
For a long time I was known as the right-hand man of Vito Rizzuto, the biggest mob boss Canada has ever known. We own Montreal. Until was had a parting of the ways … This was my time now. Bad Blood s2e1: Seven Thirty-Seven, 2019, Declan
Everyone is brought down from someone on the inside. So I worked alone. ibid.
Who am I? I’m a gangsta. ibid.
As long as I’m above ground I don’t work for anyone ever. ibid.
I don’t like it. It’s dirty. It’s not for people like us. Bad Blood s2e2: A Grapefruit Worth 20 Million, gangsta re Fentanyl
The twins took my drugs. They tried to kill me. But I’ll be damned if I’ll let them take my town. ibid. Declan
Those twins – they kidnapped my nephew and they’re torturing him. Bad Blood s2e3: Una Vita Por Una Vita, Declan
It’s not a negotiation. It’s a war. ibid. twins to gangsta
There is a rush you get from it. And you either like it or you don’t. Bad Blood s2e4: That Ship Has Sailed, Declan re gangsta life
The process of making Fentanyl is highly complicated. Very delicate. ibid. chemist
Let’s talk about Declan. He’s still selling drugs. Bad Blood s2e5: Disruption and Early Sorrow, Teresa
Irish gangsta: Look who’s here. The ghost of Christmas past.
Declan [shoots him dead]: Ho ho ho. ibid.
You want to negotiate with me? You’ve got the sweetest deal in town. Bad Blood s2e6: What to Do About Valentina, Declan to biker gang boss
I know where they are … I’ve got one shot at this. If I miss, they’re going to send an army at me. Bad Blood s2e7: Lupara Cosoleto, Declan
Whatever you do, don’t trust those two monsters. Bad Blood s2e8: Declan’s Choice, Enzo
May 13th 1991: Sidney Leithman [shot] was the most successful criminal lawyer in this city … He represented the Mob, Mafia, and he had the West End Gang. Kings of Coke, dude, Sky Documentaries 2022
Montreal is a very sexy, appealing, seductive city. It became perhaps the most criminal city in north America. ibid.
The West End Gang is great because is not a gang, it’s a network of people. ibid.
An organisation that imports tons and tons of cocaine into Canada. ibid.
We used to rob a minimum of three banks a week … It was a crazy crazy time. ibid.
1980s: Dunie Ryan realised there was some big money to be made in drugs. ibid.
The Post of Montreal was controlled by the Irish Mob. ibid.
Corruption seemed to creep into every aspect of the city. ibid.