The James McBratney Murder

The James McBratney murder was a series of events that combined into one story but would have an impact on mob history. The common theory seems to be that McBratney was involved in the accidental killing of Emanuel Gambino, nephew of legendary mob boss Carlo Gambino...

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Mad Dog Coll Arrested

After months on the run and a police manhunt to try and find him, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was finally arrested in New York City in October 1931 along with Tuffy Odierno. The police manhunt came after a shooting that would give Coll his title of Mad Dog. In attempt to...

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McGurks Suicide Hall – The Bowery

McGurks Suicide Hall located at 295 the Bowery in New York was a notorious dive bar and hotel run by John McGurk a native of County Antrim, Ireland. McGurk owned a string of saloons, each one closed down by the police, however his saloon at 295 Bowery would become his...

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The White Hand Gang at war with itself

The White Hand Gangs internal feud was a lot greater than any feud they had with the Italian Black Hand Gang, its said the White Hand Gang, who were mostly Irish were named as a play on the the Italian Black Hand Gang who had been dominate around Brooklyn at the time....

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Mad Dog Coll v Borrelli

February 12, 1930, the Schultz-Coll war began with the shooting of Carmine Borelli, one of Dutch Schultz’s top lieutenants, and Mayme Layton aka Mary Smith, on Inwood Ave, the Bronx. Apparently Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll believed Borelli knew of Coll’s war plans against...

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Henry Hill – The Goodfella Informant

Henry Hill, best known to most people as the character played by Ray Liotta in Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece Goodfella's, which itself was based on Henry Hill's life story as told by Nicholas Pileggi in his book Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family. Born in New York...

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The Ballymount Bloodbath

The Ballymount Bloodbath is an incident that happened between two groups in a warehouse in Dublin on the 6th October 1999 and would lead to a series of tit for tat revenge killings between the groups. The Ballymount Bloodbath was a day when six men were kidnapped,...

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