Originally Posted By: jvanley
Originally Posted By: Lilo
Originally Posted By: GaryH
Being a cashcow is sufficient enough to get made

I thought that after the Donnie Brasco fiasco, it became compulsory for a new member to kill someone - that way the mob knew they werent a cop or an agent?

Nope. They just don't have enough people they need to kill in order to require every new member "make his bones" in the old fashioned way.

I think the changes due to thewere to require more than one made member to vouch for a prospective inductee as well as more detailed Donnie Brasco sitbackground checks being required-i.e. people who had actually seen the new fish commit crimes instead of just having him show up with money and vague tales of jobs pulled in other states.

Biggest Mob Myth: Wise Guys are smart!

That Blow Hard Jack Garcia infiltrated the Gambino Family with the same damn thing Joe Pistone did.... A Jewel Theif!

Most of the lower echolon guys are not really smart and there's a reason for it: they are lower echelon guys. wink

Most of the smart mafiosi who are still around are the oldtimers, but they will die sooner than later.

But there will probably always be some smart guys left, although not as many as there used to be back in the days.

"It was between the brothers Kay -- I had nothing to do with it."