“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Alex P. Vidal
NEW YORK CITY — Never mind if some of their ilk are still very much alive today, enriching themselves astronomically, killing people left and right, and violating our laws with impunity.
Their time will come, anyway. Crime doesn’t pay.
History, in fact, is not kind to some of the most notorious gangsters based on the way they died:
–Joe Aiello (1928-1930), assassinated October 23, 1930.
–Al Capone (1899-1947), syphilis and pneumonia.
–Steve Ferrigno, assassinated November 5, 1930.
–Antonio Lombardo, assassinated September 7, 1928
–Salvatore Maranzano, assassinated September 11, 1931.
–Giuseppe Masseria (Joe the Boss), assassinated April 10, 1931.
–Bugs Moran (August 1891 – February 25, 1957), lung cancer.
–Alfred Mineo, assassinated November 5, 1930.
–Joseph Pinzolo assassinated September, 1930.
–Gaetano Reina, assassinated February 28, 1930.
–John Torrio (The Fox), heart attack April 16, 1957.
–Frankie Yale, assassinated July 1, 1928.