STALLONE WROTE ROCK A CHECK FOR A CUSTOM MADE GOLD/SILVER CHAIN
ABOVE SHOTS OF A CHECK TO ROCK FROM SLY OFFERED TO DEMONSTRATE
NAMED BOB BEAMON WHO ADDED ANOTHER CONTACT
BOB BEAMON WOULD INVITE
BOB BEAMON SETTING WHAT WOULD BE A 29 YEAR RECORD
INCLUDES PHOTO AND FOLD OVER BIZ CARD
MOUNTED SIGNED PIC AND BIZ CARD
FOR THE RECORD
BOB BEAMON LIKE THE SIGNATURES AND PICTURE OF THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS GETTING TATTOOS , AND THE INVITES FROM THE CREW TO THE GOLD CLUB, OR ASA GORDEN THE TRAINER PROMOTER. WERE NOT ” TIED TO THE MOB”. THE MOBSTERS SIMPLY WHERE THERE! THEY JUST DID WHAT THEY DID FOR THE EXCITEMENT AND/OR BUSINESS NEEDS. BUT THAT WAS IN FACT THE WAY THE MOB CONTROLLED THINGS. THERE ARE MANY OTHER HIGH PROFILE PERSONAS I COULD MENTION AND DID SUPPLY ITEMS FOR THAT WERE PART OF THIS HISTORY. WHO THE MOB UTILIZED. THOSE KEY PERSONAS THAT WERE PART OF THIS HISTORY. FROM 1961 THROUGH 2005. THE MAIN EVENTS OCCURRING IN THE 1990’S.
THE BOXING CLUB WARS BEGAN A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT LED TO THE FALL OF TONY PEP AND HIS CREW; THAT LED TO THE DOWNFALL OF THE IBF PRES AS WELL AS BOXING ITSELF! ALL OF THIS WAS INCLUDED WITH FACT, THE THREE FALCON PLAYERS WHO SIGNED AUTO GRAPHS AND GAVE PICTURES , THEY EVEN WERE CONNECTED WITH A TATTOO ARTIST THAT DID MY COVER UPS. IN FACT THAT TATTOO ARTIST? HE WOULD DO NEAR 10 YEARS IN THE TOUGHEST PRISON IN GA! HE WENT LOOPY LOOPS ON DRUGS AND SHOT UP THE PARKING LOT BEHIND HIS TAT SHOP ONE NIGHT IN SNELLVILLE GA! YES! THEY THREW THE KEYS AWAY! HE DID BIG TIME AND JUST CAUSE HE LOST IT BY HANGING WITH THE WRONG PEEPS AND TRYING TO BE COOL AND SHOOTING A FEW 45 MAGS AND THEN LOCKING HIMSELF IN HIS SHOP WHEN THE COPS CAME AND FORGETTING HE HAD CUSTOMERS HELLO!! TEN YEARS!
THEY MET AT THE GOLD CLUB AT INVITES BY TONY. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY WERE WERE SIMPLY SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS FOR THE TATTOO ARTIST, BUT TONY NEVER CARED ABOUT THAT. WHO ASKED THEM TO? BECOMING FRIENDS WITH A MOBSTER.. OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CASH.. YOU HEARD OF THE NOW DEFUNCT MOB TIED GOLD CLUB? GOOGLE “GOLD CLUB” “MOB” AND “ATLANTA “THESE GUYS WERE BEING SET UP TO MAKE THE MOB MONEY. BUT THAT IS FOR ANOTHER TIME 00 BUT YOU GET THE PICS AND PHOTOS AND SOME DEEP HISTORY
QUICK SET DAY DATE QUARTZ SEIKO WATCH
AFTER ROCK PRESENTED
THE ABOVE LETTER THANKING ROCK AND LOOKING
OUR BOXING ROUGES GALLERY
23 YEAR OLD
A WANNABE MOBSTER SMART YET SOMEWHAT DULL & STUPID IN MANY WAYS UNLESS HE WAS DROPPING SPEED! UPPERS! THEN HE WAS A MOVER & SHAKER THUS THEN HE WAS AN EARNER GROSS OF MILLIONS THROUGH HIS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL STEROID RING THAT SUPPLIED THE BODY BUILDERS AND STAR ATHLETES IN BASEBALL FOOTBALL BASKET BALL TRACK AND CYCLE STARS. MOST OF THE SPORTS FIGURES IN BASEBALL FOOTBALL CYCLING, TRACK AND BOXING GOT THEIR STEROIDS IN THE LATE 80’S EARLY 90? FROM PEOPLE LIKE 23 YEAR OLD ANIELLO NAPLITANO. SON OF DECEASED SONNY BLACK –YES–YOU GOT IT! THE VERY PERSONA OF DONNIE BRASCO FAME–THE MOVIE DONNIE BRASCO.
THIS KID HAD THE LARGEST NETWORK IN THE COUNTRY. FROM SPAIN AND ITALY TO LA, NY AND SOUTH FLA , HE AND HIS BROTHER ROCCO AND THEIR CREW GROSSED MILLIONS EVERY MONTH FOR THE GAMBINO FLORIDA CREW!!!!!
I HAD A LIST OF BASEBALL, FOOTBALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS, BOXERS, AND TRACK STARS WHO RECEIVED THEIR STEROIDS OR THEIR TREATMENT WITH STEROIDS FROM THIS NETWORK BUT CHOSE TO BURN IT LEST IT GOT THE BETTER OF ME
THE COPS ONCE GRABBED TWO OF ANIELLO’S COURIERS, ANIELLO MURDERED THEM WHILE THEY SLEPT. IN FACT, A GIRL FRIEND OF ANIELLO WAS ALSO SHOT JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS ASLEEP IN THE SAME BED.
HE BLEW THEM AWAY WHILE THEY SLEPT. THEN WENT OUT TO DENNYS FOR BREAKFAST.
MANY IN THE CREW HATED THEM. THE BROTHERS WANTED TO BE MADE BUT ONLY THEIR FATHER, SONNY BLACK, WAS ITALIAN, THEIR MOTHER WAS NOT ITALIAN.
THIS FACT ONLY MOTIVATED THEM TO PROVE THEY WERE WISE GUYS. IF THERE WAS ANYONE THAT I EVER MADE SURE I WATCHED, IT WAS ANIELLO NAPLITANO. I ALWAYS WAS ON ALERT AND I ALWAYS KNEW WHEN AND WHERE HE WAS.
I HAD TO RULE AGAINST HIM DURING A SIT DOWN WITH FAT/UNCLE FREDDY, JOEY TRENTACOSTA -TONY PEPS SON — AND ANIELLO HAD A BEEF THAT INVOLVED A CREDIT CARD THAT WAS SOLD BY JOEY TO ANIELLO FOR 400 BUCKS. SEEMS THE DEAL WAS DONE IN THE GROVE. [STORY IN BOOK] ANIELLO TRIED TO USE THE CARD BUT THE CARD WAS BUSTED OUT THE FIRST TIME HE USED IT SO HE WEANTED HIS MONEY BACK. BUT I RULED HE HAD TAKEN THE RISK! I RULED FOR TONY PEPS SON, JOEY. TONY WAS A GAMBINO CAPO AND HEAD OF THE CREW. HIS SON WAS JOEY.//////
ANTHONY “TONY PEP” TRENTACOSTA
TONY PEP PASSED IN PRISON 5 YEARS AFTER RECEIVING A TEN YEAR SENTENCE. In May 2002, TRENTACOSTA. plead guilty to Fed charges and was sentenced to eight years. As part of his plea TRENTACOSTA.admitted that he belonged to the Gambino family, a major breach of Cosa Nostra protocol. .Trentacosta died in prison in December of 2005. Working out of Brooklyn and Ozone Park, Trentacosta had convictions for armed robbery, bookmaking, burglary, receiving stolen property, trespassing, parole violations and criminal contempt in Brooklyn and Ozone Park, Queens. In 1985, Trentacosta was made a full member of the Gambino family under the sponsorship of John Gotti. By 1988, Trentacosta was a top earner for the family with a primary racket of the gasoline tax scheme. Trentacosta asked permission to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to escape FBI attention. Trentacosta and his second wife Denise invested in real estate, a moving and storage company, a nightclub and various other investments including a boxing club.
[ABOVE A NEWS RELEASE NOTE THE BOXING CLUB!]
STORY AND SIGNATURE
BOB “ROCKY” RUSSO
TONY PEP WAS SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN 2002. THE PRESS DID NOT KNOW HOW DEEP RUSSO WAS INTO THE MOB. THINGS WERE SET TO COME ON DOWN AND HE DECIDED TO TAKE HIS LIFE. HE MAY HAVE BEEN A DARLING OF THE PRESS BUT HE WAS HOOKED ON POWER
STORY AND PICTURES
ITEMS FROM THE ONCE ALLEGED MOB FUNDED
175/178 LB GOLDEN GLOVES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BELT BELT WITH 100 GRAM STERLING SILVER HAND DETAILED BUCKLE AND SILVER MEDAL WITH RIBBON
THIS BOX IS A FIRST; AS YOU WILL READ AND SEE. IT IS BUSINESS NOT PERSONAL. IN FACT, WHILE THE BOX REPRESENTS THE MOB’S CONTROL OF BOXING FOR 70 YEARS. IT ALSO IS MY STORY.
MY STORY FROM BIRTH TO 18 IS WRITTEN UP IN HOUSE OF CARDS
ME AND I AND US
MAYBE BEING BORN LIKE FOREST GUMP WITHOUT THE GUMP DID IT. MAYBE IT WAS THE FACT MY FATHER WAS ASSASSINATED -IN THE FACE WHEN I WAS 8; THE VERY DAY THE BRACES CAME OFF AND I THOUGHT I WAS READY TO SEE HIM; NO LONGER “THE CRIPPLE” AND HIS FOREVER SIDE KICK, MY UNCLE CARMINE, WHO ASSURED ME WHEN I WAS ON THE GRIM THAT I WOULD GROW UP TO BE LIKE THEM, THIS PAIR, NO MORTAL MUSKETEERS RATHER TOUGH IMMORTAL RACKETEERS –WITH TIME SERVED AND THE NUMBERS AND LADIES OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.
MAYBE IT WAS THE YEARS OF POVERTY THAT FOLLOWED THAT DAY.. AND NIGHT AFTER NIGHT OF WELFARE AND HOUSING PROJECTS THAT PROJECTED THE COLORS OF BLACK AND BLUE TO THE WHITE TINTED BROWN SKIN OF ALONE.
MAYBE THE LIVING ON AND OFF THE STREETS WITH A CREW OF COLOR –SHADES OF A BRONX TALE ON STEROIDS — OR TIME SPENT IN THE HOMES AND HOVELS OF AN INFINITY OF PERSONA, POLITICS, RELIGION AND SHADES OF COLOR– IN JUST ABOUT EVERY STATE AND CITY IN AND OF THIS UNION.
OR POSSIBLY IT IS THE FACT MY EDUCATION AFTER 4TH WAS MOVIE THEATERS AND LIBRARIES WHERE I FOUND SOLITUDE AND SAFETY IN THOSE CITIES WHERE THE STREETS CRIED WITH EXHAUSTION
.. OR WAS IT THE COMBINED FACTS OF LIFE FROM 11 TO WHEN I ENLISTED TO FIGHT WITH THE GREEN BERET AGAINST THE VIET CONG….
….OR POSSIBLY TO LEAVE NY AFTER I TOOK DOWN A MAJOR MOB OPERATED LITTLE ITALY CARD GAME WITH A GUN WITH NO BULLETS AND THE TWO OTHER GUYS IN MY CREW GOT WHACKED IN 4 DAYS….
” MARINE CORPS? ARE YOU FRIGGEN CRAZY? YOUR 4F!”
……RUNNING OUT OF BREATH SO DAM FAST ON MY ALLEGED LAME FEET ACROSS A PACKED TO THE CURB STEINWAY STREET REACHING WITH OUT IN PRAYER OF REACHING THE DAM ALLEGED DOOR BEFORE THAT DAM 4 STAR GENERAL LOOKING BRAIDED MEDDLED GORILLA IN CAPTAIN AMERICA GARB SHOUTS TO THE WORLD “
” HE’S FKN 4F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
…”YES” I SAY.. “I WANT TO JOIN” AN ZIP THE LIPS, THE MIND,THE BREATH LEST I TELL THIS GUY IN BLUE ABOUT MY DAM FEET.
“HERE FILL THIS OUT “
“A TEST?” … SCORE 98
” HERE TAKE THIS TO THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FOR A PHYSICAL”
OUT THE DOOR, DOWN 20 BLOCKS, “HEY DONNY WANNA MAKE FITTY ?”
” HOW? “
“TAKE THE DAM PHYSICAL FOR ME….”
THREE MONTHS AFTER MY 18TH WITH NO GOOKS, VIET CONG OR GREEN BERET, I AM FLYING TO TEXAS… I ‘M IN THE AIR FORCE? AND I KNOW THAT THE ABSENCE OF BRACES WOULD COULD NOT HIDE THE FACTS….AND ACTS AND ITS THEN I THINK BACK…..
FEEDING THE MINDS MIND
I ALWAYS SEEMED TO HAVE A MIX OF RACES EVERY WHERE I RACED. COLOR MEANT NOTHING MORE THAN COMBINING THE POWER OF THOSE RACES IF YOU WERE SMART.
I READ THAT IN A BOOK. AT 13, DEEP IN THE SOUTH OF A [THEN] RACIST PRIDE, I APPEARED IN A MINIATURE LIBRARY AT 5 PM AN’ SNEAKETH TO A BATHROOM STALL TO STALL IT ALL UNTIL 7 PM..
LIKE A NEW YORK CATHOLIC CHURCH AT TEN, IT IS QUIET YET OPEN TO THE EYES AND SOUL, VAST AND TALL AND DEEP WITH BOOKS INSTEAD OF SAINTS AND AS ANCIENT AS THE GODS WHO WOOED CONSTANTINE. … ‘OR WAS IT ONE GOD OF THE CROSS’.. MMMMM ..
THESE AND THOSE THAT HOLD THE BOLD AND LIVEN UP THE MIND, SO INFINITE AND BROAD THOSE TALES WITHIN THOSE HOLY BOOKS..
I RATHER LIVE WITH A BOOK THEN TEN RAQUEL WELCH’S.,, FORGET THAT,,,,BUT I AM COMFORTABLE WHEN I AM ALL ALONE— I THINK WITHIN THAT STALL WHILE FACING RIGID THE WALL AS IF TO TURN WILL REVEAL ME TO THE FEW– THOSE FEW WHOM ARE THINKING OF DINNER AND LOVED ONES AND HASTEN TO THEIR OPEN DOORS OF EXPECTATIONS AS THEY LOCK UP THIS DOOR. MY DOOR. THE ONE LIKEN TO THE WALLS OF ROME SO THAT I MAY PERUSE THE UNIVERSE..
YES, LIBRARIES ARE LIKE THOSE MASSIVE NEW YORK CATHOLIC CHURCHES WHERE I ONCE HID FROM THE CRY OF BLACK AGAINST WHITE AGAINST IRISH AGAINST ITALIAN AGAINST COPS AGAINST RUNAWAYS .YES, EVEN THE CRIES OF THOSE WHOM WERE LOOKING FOR ME THE DAY MY FATHER WAS KILLED…..
BUT NOW I DO NOT HIDE FROM THE FEAR OF BEING DISCOVERED, RATHER FROM THE FEAR OF NOT DISCOVERING… FOR MIGHT IS GAINED THROUGH KNOWLEDGE ALONE…. I READ THAT… THAT WAS THE KEY YOU KNOW, TO BE ABLE TO CHALLENGE THE VERY WINDS AND RAINS WHILST HOT AND THIRSTY OR COLD AND FROZEN…JUST FROM THE MIND…..
TO HIKE WITH OUT THE HITCH CAUSE THERE ARE NO CHARIOTS BLEEDING THE WINDS.. LET ALONE STOPPING IN OFFER OF THE LUXURY OF ANYTHING CAUSE ANYTHING WOULD BE LUXURY ….KNOW YOUR ENEMY … MAKE A GROWN MAN CRY WITH JUST THE MIND … PLAN EVERYTHING AND WHEN YOUR DONE? PLAN THE PLAN AND PLAN AGAIN.. … SOCRATES TACITUS CAESAR MARTIN LUTHER AL CAPONE DUDLEY DO RIGHT.. DUDLEY??
THE SOUND OF THE LOCK ABSENT NEARLY 45 MINUTES AGO I START THE ISLES, A TOTAL OF ONLY 12. YET 12 X 6 X 2 X 25 FEET.. UMMMM A LOT OF BOOKS..BUT I WANT ONE BOOK.. A BOOK I LAST STARTED IN DALLAS TEXAS.
YOU SEE, AFTER I ACCEPT A RIDE INTO A CITY, I LOOK FOR THE LOCAL LIBRARY -WHERE I CAN HIDE DEEP INTO THE NIGHT AND EARLY DAWN. I READ AND READ NO PAGES TORN. AN’ WHEN A WORD ARISES THAT CATCHES ME COLD, I READ AROUND IT AND FIGURE IN BOLD. THEN FOR TWO HOURS I SNORE, A RATTLE SNAKE, CURLED UPON THE FLOOR, THEN CATCH THE MOMENT TO COME AWAKE AND TO THE JOHN I GO. AN HOUR LATER I AM ON MY WAY AGAIN…
BOOKS WERE MORE THAN A MEANS OF LEAVING OR RELIEVING ONES SITUATION, THEY WERE THE INFORMATION THAT CREATED NEW SITUATIONS . I COULD ONLY READ SO MUCH IN THOSE LIBRARIES BEFORE I HAD TO GET 2 TO 3 HOURS OF SLEEP, SO I ADAPTED AND BECAME A SPEED READER. A GIFT LEARNED AT 12 AND 13 AND BURIED IN MY MIND. TODAY I CANNOT RECALL WHERE I LAID THE KEYS.. OR ANYTHING SUCH, BUT ASK ME ABOUT ENGLAND IN 1329 AND I WILL SPILL FORTH SEVERAL HOURS OF GLORIOUS ANIMATED HISTORY. I MUST LAY TOOLS ON TABLES WHERE I CAN SEE THEM, LEST THEY BECOME LOST FOREVER ONLY TO BE DISCOVERED BY ACCIDENT.
I FORGET THE DAY, THE TIME, EVERYTHING, BUT ASK ME WHAT I HAVE READ OR SEEN THAT IS HISTORIC OR A STORY AND I AM OFF TO THE RACES. AND IF I AM TELLING A STORY AND SOMEONE INTERJECTS A WORD, I CATCH IT AND START TELLING ANOTHER STORY BASED ON THAT WORD UNTIL I AM DONE THEN I AM BACK TO THE PLACE I ENDED IN THE FIRST PLACE TO FINISH THAT STORY.
THUS, LIKE A COMIC BOOK HERO, I WAS ZAPPED SEVERAL TIMES IN MY LIFE BY EVENTS THAT CAUSED SUPER HUMAN ABILITIES.
SPEED READING WITH 80% RETENTION. **SLEEPING ONLY 2 TO 4 HOURS AND BEING FULLY AWAKE. I CAN RECALL HISTORICAL FACTS AND EVENTS AT WILL – ENABLING ME TO SURVIVE MANY WARS AND BATTLES WHERE PEOPLE DIED? PART OF MY CAPABILITY IS STARTING A BIZ WITH 40 BUCKS AND IN A YEAR IT BEING WORTH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. BUT ALSO THE FACT THAT BOREDOM IS MY KRYPTONITE — I HAVE LEFT MANY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS BY SIMPLY WALKING OUT THE DOOR…
**.I AM A PATIENT AT THE VA. FOR FIVE YEARS THEY HAVE GENEROUSLY ATTEMPTED TO GET ME TO SLEEP MORE THEN 2 TO 3 HOURS A NIGHT. I AM NOT YOUNG AND THE FACT I STILL SLEEP ONLY 2 TO 3 HOURS WORRIES THEM.. TRUTH IS, I HAD TWO SLEEP STUDIES JUST IN THE PAST 4 MONTHS..
In the early summer of 390 BC, Celtic mobs from the northern part of Italy cross the Apennine mountains, led by Brennus. They arrive at the city of Clusium, (now Chiusi) intending to request rights to land.
The Clusians felt threatened and sent a sent a party to Rome seeking help. Rome sent a delegation of three ambassadors, the Fabii brothers, to negotiate the situation. .When negotiations broke down, the Clusians sent an army to force the Senones off the land.
At this point, the Romans broke their oath of neutrality as ambassadors and took up arms against the Senones. In the resulting action, Quintus Fabius, an ambassador and a member of a powerful patrician family, killed one of the Gallic Chieftain leaders..
When the Senones realized that the sacred trust of the ambassador was broken, they withdrew from battle to discuss the issue The Senones sent their own ambassadors to Rome to demand Quintus Fabius be handed over for justice.
Roman Priests and others who stood with them stated it was a breach of the law of nations and that Fabian be turned over. In front of the Senones ambassadors, the majority of Rome’s masses mocked the priests and joined in a call for the guilty individuals to be elected the coming year’s military tribunes with consular powers..
The Celtic (Gallic) envoys were indignant! The enraged Senones promised war against the Romans to avenge the insult that they had been dealt.The Senones marched 130 km from Clusium to Rome to take revenge.
The Celts (Gauls) passed through the lands and towns on the way to Rome yet harmed none of the the people of the countryside nor took anything from their fields.
THE Senones were to engage the Roman army 18 km north of the city, at the Battle of the Allia MIGHTY ROME GOT ITS A-Z KICKED…… The Gallic Senones tribesmen then reached as far south as Rome, sacking and burning the city before being driven out after an occupation of 7 months.
Only a small group of Romans were to hold out in a stronghold on the Capitolene hill. All Romes records, writings, law cases treaties were destroyed completely. They sacked every thing…
DID YOU KNOW THAT BEFORE THE IDES OF MARCH CAESAR PLANNED TO INTRODUCE PEOPLE OF COLOR FROM OTHER LANDS INTO THE ROMAN SENATE? WHO YOU DINK HAD THE BUCKS TO FINANCE HIS DEATH? SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN.
..ALL RIGHT, I AM NOT GOING GOOFY ON YOU. IF YOU READ IT AGAIN YOU WILL KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHY I WROTE THIS. NOW. SHORTLY, WE WILL GET INTO THE THREE MINI MOB WARS. THE FIRST TWO ARE TOLD TO LEAD UP THE BOXING STORY/WAR. JUST BEAR WITH ME, FOR I WILL BECOME THE GAUL AND THE MOB THE ROMANS
NO MATTER THE TASTE OF THE FACTS AND TRUTHS THIS WORLD REVEALED TO MY HORROR OR JOY, IT NOURISHED ME AND I STROVE TO BECOME SELF EDUCATED IN ALL THAT COULD AND WOULD BE SEEN, TASTED. FELT AND TAUGHT..YET THROUGH IT ALL, THOSE STREETS CALLED 24.7. THOUGHTS OF REVENGE PERMEATED THE MIND. MUTE IT CRIED WITH SILENT NEED OF A FIX MORE POWERFUL THEN THE OPIATES OF HEROIN I DRILLED INTO MY VEINS AT 13 FOR AN ENTIRE SUMMER IN THAT HOT BEDEVILED CITY WHERE THE HOOKED WERE AS ZOMBIES DANCING IN THE RAIN.
THE GREATEST CAUSE OF DEMISE ARE FRIENDS… BETTER YET, FRIENDS THAT STAY FRIENDS AT THAT! I SHUNNED FRIENDS.. I RATHER LIKED THE STRANGER.. NO TIES YOU KNOW. NO TRUTHS YOU KNOW –HERE NOW GONE TOMORROW ALWAYS LOOKING GOOD CAUSE THE HABITS DO NOT SHOW…BUT THERE IS NO ONE OF COLOR I WOULD SCRATCH OFF MY LIST IF IT WAS DO OR DIE —EVEN ON THE FLY!! ONLY THE SOUL OF THE SOIL OF OUR EARTH CARRIED THE GIFTS AND WE HAD THE RIGHT T0 CHOOSE THOSE GIFTS —
IT’S WINDOWS WERE LITTERED WITH TAPED ON NEWS PAPERS AS I WALKED INTO THE CLUB UNANNOUNCED AND ABSENT OF PERMISSION. WHILE DENISE SAT IN THE EXPLORE WITH 6 MONTH OLD JULIANA ARIEL SCARFONE, I COULD NOT HELP TO SMILE WHEN I NOTED THAT JUST LIKE IN 1980, WHEN MY DAUGHTER DANIELLE WAS 6MOS OLD, I HAD ENTERED THE CLUB TO AMAZE THAT ITS INTERIOR WAS LIKE IT WAS 1969 WHEN I WENT TO WAR WITH CAPOBIANCO,
WHILE THE TRIMMED DAILY PENCIL THIN SLASHED OVER HIS LIP ZOOT SUIT OF STRIPES BOSS CAME TO ATTENTION, AND HIS HOST OF GUINEA TEE TANK TOP CARD PLAYING CREW WERE UP AND OUT AND STANDING A FOOT AWAY, I LAUNCHED INTO MY STORY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT’S PAST AND ON WHO DID WHAT AND WHEN AND WHERE AND BEFORE I CAUGHT ANY BREATH, 15 MINUTES HAD ELAPSED AND THE BOSS AND CREW WERE SITTING….
EVERYONE TRIED TO REPLY AT ONCE AND ANOTHER 20 MINUTES TICKED OFF THE EARTH.
I HAD TOLD THEM SOME KNOWN AND UNKNOWN STORIES OF THE PAST; OF THE COPS; THE 200.00 CASH BOUNTIES THE NEIGHBORHOOD BOSS PAID US TO STEAL VOLKSWAGENS .. BEETLES .. HOW WE WOULD STEAL A CAR IN ASTORIA, OUR VERY NEIGHBORHOOD, TO DRIVE TO FLUSHING, CORONA, JAMAICA TO STEAL BEETLES AND CLAIM THE BOUNTIES –SOME TIME 4 IN A NIGHT… AND HOW THE COPS GOT SMART WHEN THEY REALIZED CARS STOLEN IN ASTORIA WERE BEING FOUND WHOLE IN FLUSHING, CORONA AND OTHER PARTS OF QUEENS, CARS NOT STRIPED WITH EVEN THEIR RADIOS INTACT AND SOON THAT BEETLESWERE DISAPPEARING.. SOON THE RASH OF BEETLE THEFTS ENDED .. THE LOCAL MOB BOSS ENDING THEM DUE TO THE HEAT.
I THANKED THEM FOR ALLOWING MY INTERACTION AND TURNED AND WALKED OUT.
AS I APPROACHED THE EXPLORER DENISE WAS FRANTICALLY POINTING BEHIND ME. I TURNED TO SEE A ZOO OF ITALIANS BEHIND ME. THE ZOOT SUIT GUY HELD TWO BOTTLES OF BEER WHICH HE LITERALLY FORCED ON US WHILE ASKING TO SEE ARIEL. HE LIFTED HER AS IF SHE WAS HIS.. AND, IN THAT MOMENT, REMINDED ME OF MY FATHER WHEN HE DID THE SAME WITH MY SISTER AND HOW I ONCE HATED IT CAUSE I WAS THE CRIPPLED ONE… .WANTING TO BE LIKE FATHER, TO WEAR SILK ON SILK SHIRTS , TO DRIVE A CADDY WITH HER WINGS PROUDLY DISPLAYED…..MY MIND FLASHED……..I AGAIN LOST THE THOUGHT AND MOMENT AS I RECALLED THE THE COLD OF THE SNOW IN 1972 WHEN JENNY AND I SLOWLY ADVANCED AROUND THE BLOCK TO THE TICKET WINDOW FOR THE PREMIERE OF THE GODFATHER .
MY LATEST HOME NEIGHBORHOOD WAS ACROSS THE EAST RIVER, ASTORIA QUEENS, YET WE WERE IN THE HEAT OF THE CITY WITH PEOPLE FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND AND THE BRONX AS WE MADE UP THAT 4 LONG BLOCK LINE OF PEOPLE SLOWLY MAKING THEIR WAY. THE PREAMBLE TO THE MOVIE WAS SUCH THAT NO ONE COMPLAINED OF THE TIME OR THE COLD. WE WERE ALL THERE TO SEE THE SPLENDOR OF MEN OF RESPECT AND FAMILY LIKE MY FATHER.
FATHER WAS ABSENT NEARLY 11 YEARS. YET, LIKE AN ADDICT QUITTING JUNK, THE FIRST 17 YEARS OF MY LIFE WERE A LIFE OF LONG TRIAL AND TRIBULATION. IT LEFT NO ROOM FOR ANY OTHER COURSE. WE WERE TO BE MEN OF RESPECT NOT PANSIES, NO FAKE GUN IN HOLSTER WITH WESTERN GARB,,,. ONLY THE TRUTH NEVER EXISTED. NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRIED, ONLY FICTION REVEALED ITSELF. THUS TRUTH CRIPPLED ALL. WAS DEVASTATION OPEN CASKETS OR CLOSED CASKETS? OR SIMPLY THE CASKET …. WHO IN THE HELL CARED. WHAT I CARED ABOUT WAS THE ABSENCE TRUST LOYALTY AND HONOR THAT WAS ALLEGED TO BE THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE MOB. ALL HAD DISAPPEARED INTO THAT CASKET… AND THE STORY OF HIS DEATH UNREAL.
FROM 1969 TO 1997. I WOULD CRIPPLE, INFILTRATE, CAUSE, CREATE AND DESTROY A HOST OF MOBSTERS. I WOULD START AND BUILD 12 BUSINESSES THAT ATTRACTED THE PLAYERS, THEN I WOULD. IN THE VERY CENTERS OF THEIR MIDST, CRETE BELDAME AT THE LEAST, AND DEATH TIMES OVER AT THE MOST. NOT ONE WOULD EVER BE AWARE, NOT THE FBI, NOT THE COPS, NOT THE PAWNS, AND SURELY, NOT THE MOBSTERS. THOUGH MANY HINGED ON THE HINTS NOT ONE COMCLUDED THEIR DEMISE WAS INITIATED FROM WITHIN…….
MY FIRST MOB VICTORY OR GETTING EVEN
THE STORY OF MY FATHERS DEATH W/PICS REQUIRES 7 PAGES. WHEN I COMPLETE IT WITH PICTURES I WILL LINK IT. THAT 7 PAGES WILL ALSO BE PART OF THIS OFFER.
THE FIRST MOBSTER I CR0SSED HAIRS WITH AFTER “STRANGERS” WITH MOB TIES MURDERED MY FATHER WAS A NEIGHBORHOOD POWER HOUSE. AS LONG AS I CAN RECALL, WHEN GETTING OUT OF REFORM SCHOOL [3 TIMES] OR RETURNING TO THE CITY AFTER HITCH HIKING THE LAND [AGE 11-18], WERE THE LOCAL CAPTAINS WHO RAN THE CORNER SOCIAL CLUBS,. THOSE MEETING AND HANGING PLACES OF THE NYC MAFIA.
IN FACT, AS I WROTE ABOVE, I TOOK MY OLDEST AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS, WHEN THEY WERE 6 MOS OLD, TO NY AND VISITED THE LOCAL MOB “SOCIAL CLUB” THAT WAS IN CHARGE OF THE 21 ST 21 AVENUE AREA IN ASTORIA QUEENS.. TWO BLOCKS UP FROM AND ON THE CORNER UP THE OD 21ST AVENUE. TWO BLOCKS UP FROM THE OLD SHELL STATION. I WAS SORRY TO SEE THEY CUT DOWN OUR “CHICKY” TREE. THE TREE ONE OF OUR CREW WOULD HIDE IN TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR COPS. THE ” CANDY STORE” WITH NO CANDY; HAD BEEN A FISH FRY JOINT FOR A WHILE…,
ALI THE PLAY OPENED AT THE
THE NEW YORK MOB PAID SONNY LISTIN
LISTON WON THE BELT BY DEFEATING FLOYD PATTERSON
On winning the Heavyweight Championship of the World, Liston had a speech prepared for the crowd that friends had assured him would meet him at the Philadelphia airport. But upon arriving, Liston was met by only a handful of reporters and public relations staff.
Writer Jack McKinney said:
“I watched Sonny. His eyes swept the whole scene….You could feel the deflation, see the look of hurt in his eyes….He had been deliberately snubbed. Philadelphia wanted nothing to do with him.”
The rematch, in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965, was even more controversial. Liston went down in the first round, felled by a punch few saw. It was scandal on top of scandal; Liston’s reputation, already tainted by prison time, allegations of mob connections, and charges of sexual assault, never recovered.
Born into a poor family in Waco, North Carolina, Patterson was the youngest of eleven children and experienced an insular and troubled childhood. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Floyd was a truant and petty thief. At age ten, he was sent to the WARWICK School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York
I WAS 11 & IN THE SAME NEW YORK STATE TRAINING [REFORM] SCHOOL FOR “HABITUAL ABSCONDING” [READ HOUSE OF CARDS]
The Washington Times under the Freedom of Information uncovered documents that show the FBI suspected the fight may have been fixed by a Las Vegas figure tied to organized crime and to Liston.The memos, so sensitive that they were addressed directly to Director J. Edgar Hoover, show the FBI suspected Ash Resnick, a Las Vegas gambler with organized crime connections, of fixing multiple boxing matches, including the first Clay-Liston fight.
INTERVIEW WITH MAGDIDS
“Magids did go see the fight on TV and immediately realized that Resnick knew that Liston was going to lose,” the document states. “A week later, there was an article in Sports Illustrated writing up Resnick as a big loser because of his backing of Liston. Later people ‘in the know’ in Las Vegas told Magids that Resnick and Liston both reportedly made over $1 million betting against Liston on the fight and that the magazine article was a cover for this.”
“On one occasion, Resnick introduced Magids to Sonny Liston at the Thunderbird, [one of the Las Vegas hotels organized crime controlled],” the memo states. “About a week before the Liston and Clay fight in Miami, Resnick called and invited Magids and his wife for two weeks in Florida on Resnick. Magids‘ wife was not interested in going, but Magids decided to go along, and Resnick was going to send him a ticket. Two or three days before the fight, Magids called Resnick at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami to say he could not come,” the memo states. “On this call, he asked Resnick who he liked in the fight, and Resnick said that Liston would knock Clay out in the second round. Resnick suggested he wait until just before the fight to place any bets because the odds may come down. At about noon on the day of the fight, [Magids] reached Resnick again by phone, and at this time, Resnick said for him to not make any bets, but just go watch the fight on pay TV and he would know why and that he could not talk further at that time.
Magids did go see the fight on TV and immediately realized that Resnick knew that Liston was going to lose, the document states. A week later, there was an article in Sports Illustrated writing up Resnick as a big loser because of his backing of Liston. Later people ‘in the know’ in Las Vegas told Magids that Resnick and Liston both reportedly made over $1 million betting against Liston on the fight and that the magazine article was a cover for this.
THE REPORTS SAID:
“Ash Resnick is the fix point of two heavyweight title fights — both Liston. [H]e had always been and will continue to be a corruption source for professional sports until he is stopped,” one such report states.
A 1968 report from the FBI Philadelphia office said Resnick “was investigated in the alleged fixing of the first Clay-Liston fight in Miami. He allegedly is a friend of Meyer Lansky and Vincent Alo [“Jimmy Blue Eyes”] and Charles Tourine.”
Lansky was one of the most powerful mobsters of the 20th century, credited, along with his friend and partner Charles “Lucky” Luciano, with building a nationwide crime syndicate. Alo was a member of the Genovese crime family and an associate of Lansky’s. Tourine, also known as “Charlie the Blade,” was a member of the Boiardo New Jersey gang affiliated with the Genovese family.
A May 19, 1972, FBI report from the Los Angeles field office to Hoover stated that Resnick had “major mob ties” with New Jersey and Brooklyn figures and indicated his reach went beyond the ring. Resnick, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native who had been a basketball player at New York University, was involved in the fixing scandal there in the early 1950s.
The 1972 report says Resnick also was involved in Caesars Palace and, according to FBI documents, was close to NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain. “Was deeply involved with Wilt Chamberlain during the 68-69 big year — when Chamberlain performed poorly — Wilt was Ash guest at [Caesars Palace] almost every open weekend when the Lakers were at home or Phoenix.”
27 Jan 1998
I WAS TWO MONTHS SHY OF 16 AND RECENTLY HOME FROM A 6 MONTH HITCH HIKE TRAVELS ACROSS THE SOUTH WHERE I ORGANIZED A BREAKOUT OF A DETENTION CENTER THEN DROVE PRINCESS ANN COUNTY JAIL FOLKS AND JUDGES SO CRAZY THEY PLACED ME IN A BUS WITH MY CHOICE OF DESTINATIONS AND THEN ENDED IT WITH AN 5 MONTH STINT IN NY WARWICK STATE TRAINING SCHOOL FOR BOYS [2 TIMES WARWICK TRAINING SCHOOL 1 TIME AT HIGLAND STATE TRAINING SCHOOL]. .
I HAD ARRIVED BACK ON A TUESDAY WITH THE THOUGHT OF STAYING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AT A GIRL FRIENDS HOUSE. REST AND RELAXATION WAS ON THE MIND. BUT WHEN I VISITED ASTORIA PARK I WAS ADVISED THAT THE LOCAL BIG SHOT IN ASTORIA –CAPOBIANCO– THREATENED TO HAVE SOMEONE BREAK MY BROTHERS LEGS.
BY THURSDAY THE THREATS EVOLVED TO INCLUDE ME, AFTER I PUT THE WORD OUT I WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE THREAT.
THIRD ACTION FIRST WAR AGAINST
ON THE CORNER LOOKING DOWN 38TH IN ASTORIA QUEENS, . I CAN SEE HIS BROWNSTONE. . THE BEEF BEGAN WITH MY 12 YEAR OLD BROTHER HANGING WITH CAPOBIANCO’S 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHILE CAPOBIANCO IS IN THE TOMBS [JAIL] IN MANATTEN FOR HIJACKING .IT SEEMED THAT THE DAUGHTER HAD FRIENDS OVER AND SOMEONE WENT TO MAKE A SHOT ON HER FATHER’S POOL TABLE IN HIS FINISHED CELLAR “BAR” AND, WHEN HE MISSED RIPPED THE FELT.
HE GETS OUT AND HAS A PARTY. MR CAPO AND MOBSTERS PULL OFF THE POOL TABLE COVER AND SEE THE GREEN FELT IS RIPPED. MY BROTHER GETS TAGGED AND MR MOBSTER MAN SENDS HIS USUAL I WANT ACTION NEIGHBORHOOD CALL. –BRING ME THE HEAD OF CARMINE “GARCIA” [PUN} ..AS I STATED I DISCOVERED THE GUY WAS AFTER MY BRO. SO I CALL THE GUY AND SET A MEET WITH HIM . NOT IN THE CLUB BUT AT HIS HOUSE.
I GET TO THE THREE STORY WITH BASEMENT BROWN STONE AND RING THE BELL HE GREETS ME WITH A WEIRD GRIM TWISTED CIGAR HANGING FROM LIPS VOID OF BLOOD. NO DOUBT IT IS DRACULA WHO JUST SPENT 6 MOS IN THE TOMBS… WITH A SHOULDER HOLSTER AND CHOKE COLLARED BULL MASTIFF,
I ASK “WHY THE BEEF WITH A 12 YEAR OLD”. HE SAYS “I KNEW YOUR FATHER, GREAT MAN.”
HIS LIPS, VOID OF LIFE, MORE DULL PURPLE THAN LIVING PINK OR RED, SEEM TO CONTINUE HIS ADDRESS, I RECALL THEM MOVING– BUT I CANNOT HEAR ANYTHING… BUT A FAINT ECHO OF “GREAT MAN” OVER AND OVER. IT WILL NOT SUBSIDE.. WORDS RUMBLING WITH GREAT TREMOR –WILL THIS DECEIVER LIFT FATHER’S FACELESS BODY FROM THE GROUND IN AN OPEN CASKET,.????,
“YOU STAND THERE STATING YOU KNEW MY FATHER YET THREATEN HIS 12 YEAR OLD SON? GREAT MAN YOU SAY AS IF YOU TRULY WERE FRIENDS WITH HIM. DID YOU LIFT A FINGER TO ASSIST HIS FAMILY? I AM NOT ASKING FOR YOUR ANSWER FOR I KNOW IT. YOU SEE A 16 YEAR OLD, BUT I AM OF 150 YEARS OF AGELESS TRAVAILS..
YOU CURSE MY BROTHER OVER A FELT TOP? YET YOU HAVE A FORTUNE IN THIS HOME, YOUR WEARING IT,. IT IS CHAINED TO YOUR WRIST! YET YOU SAY GREAT MAN AS IF TO SAY I SHOULD BE LIKE HIM? LET ME SAY THIS, IF A BOLT OF LIGHTNING SHOULD STRIKE MY BROTHER, SHOULD HE BE HARMED IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, I WILL PROVIDE TWO BIG PUERTO RICANS AND I WILL [I RATHER NOT PRINT THIS] , WITHOUT GUN OR ENDEAVOR, WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FAMILIES LIVES, I WILL THEN DISAPPEAR AND PICK COTTON IN MISSISSIPPI FOR A YEAR THEN RETURN AND DO IT ALL AGAIN.”
MIND YOU. GODFATHER WAS SEVERAL YEARS AWAY/ RECALL AT THE COMMISSION MEETING WHEN MARLON BRANDO ISSUES THAT BOLT OF LIGHTENING IN REFERENCE TO HIS BRINING MICHAEL HOME? I MADE THAT THREAT IN 1960!. IT SIMPLY CAME FROM THE MIND WHICH MEANS I READ IT SOMEWHERE….
.. I LEFT STEAMING….
HE WAS ONLY TO HAPPY TO GET ME GONE, BUT I KNEW, LIKE THE BEGINNING OF GODFATHER TWO, . HE WOULD SURELY NOT LET THIS GO! FOR WHAT DOES A MOBSTER WORRY THE MOST ABOUT? THE RUMOR OR INNUENDO THAT MAKES HIM LOOK WEAK. HE WAS WORRIED I WOULD CONTINUE TO BOAST MY LACK OF FEAR. THAT VERY DAY HIS PAPAL LIKE BULL WAS BROADCAST. AS IF IN ROME: NO FIRE WATER OR SUSTENANCE BE GIVEN FORT THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF NEW YORK .
WELL, THAT IS NOT FACT WHAT WAS SAID, BUT FOR SURE WHAT HE MEANT –I WAS TO GET A BEAST DOWN. THERE IS TOO MUCH TO WRITE ON WHAT I DID BUT I WILL OFFER A PORTION
I DID NOT WAIT FOR HIS ACTION., FOUR DAYS LATER I PICKED UP TWO FRIENDS IN SPANISH HARLEM AND HAD THEM ROB THE. POPES CASTLE. I SWEAR ON THIS! THEY TOOK EVERYTHING THEY COULD THAT LOOKED TO BELONG TO CAPOBIANCO.
I NEVER PARTICIPATED IN THE ACTUAL EVENT, ONLY PROVIDED THE MEN, TOOLS, MEANS AND TRAINING SKILLS,
WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO FIGURE WHO ROBBED HIM, HIS MAIL BEGAN TO DISAPPEAR IN BROAD DAYLIGHT;
THEN, WHEN NO WORD CAME BACK BUT HIS JEWELRY APPEARED IN A PAWN SHOP, … AND PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS BEGAN ARRIVING AT HIS HOME ASKING ABOUT THE $200 APARTMENT WITH FREE MEALS AND UTILITIES, HE CALLED THE COPS….
LET ME SLOW DOWN. THE MADE GUY CALLED THE COPS! I MEAN, HE COULD HAVE ASKED THE COPS, NO, HE CALLED AND SUBMITTED A REPORT.. NEVER EVER EVER WOULD I HAVE BELIEVED THAT CAPO BIANCO WOULD FILL OUT A REPORT.
IN ONE WEEK 350 PEOPLE HAD RINGED HIS HOUSE BELL — SOME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THE HARASSMENT NEVER QUIT,
FOR 3 MONTHS UNTIL TWO CAR LOADS OF CROOKED DETECTIVES PICKED ME UP AT THE 21ST STREET AND 21ST AVENUE SHELL STATION, ROUGHED ME UP, AND LOCKED ME UP IN RIKERS ISLAND. I HAD MADE HIS LIFE MISERABLE THEN DISAPPEARED FOR SEVERAL DAYS THEN APPEARED THEN…
THERE. IN RIKERS, I LINGERED NOT, I PLAYED HEARTS AND SPADES EVERY DAY. I HAD MY LEFT EAR PIERCED WITH A TOOTH PIC AND WON 4 CARTONS OF MARLBORO REDS WHICH I SHARED WITH MY NEW WHITE, BLACK AND SPANISH FRIENDS. THIS IS FACT, MY TALES OF TRAVEL WERE ALWAYS AMAZING. GROWN MEN WOULD LAUGH AND NEARLY CRY TO MY TALES…
IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1969 AND FOR FOR THREE WEEKS WE LISTENED TO MY STEVIE WONDER SING MY CHERIE AMOUR ON THE RADIO HOOKED TO GIANT SPEAKERS UNTIL ONE MORNING MY NAME IS ANNOUNCED AND I GO TO THE FRONT AND THEY SAY “YOUR GOING TO COURT”. ONCE AGAIN, I AM TAKEN IN A UNMARKED DETECTIVES CAR TO THE QUEENS COURT.
AS I AM TAKEN IN HAND CUFFS THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR, I SEE MR CAPO WITH CREW AND FAMILY. I NOTE THERE ARE OTHERS NOT IN HIS CREW. SPECIFICALLY THIS SHORT. DISTINGUISHED GUY WHO WAS NOT SAYING MUCH, BUT WHEN HE DID IT WAS IN ITALIAN.. YOU SEE, WORD HAD SPREAD THAT THE SON OF JOSEPH AND NEPHEW OF CARMINE HAD BEGUN TO ACT AS HIS FATHER. NOT LISTENING.. AS IF I SHOULD BE EVEN QUALIFIED TO BE AS SUCH
WHILE I WAS BEING “DRIVEN” TO THE COURT ROOM DOOR, AS FAR AS I KNEW, I HAD YET TO BE CHARGED WITH ANYTHING. AND NOW, AS I AM MOVING ALONG, I LOOK DIRECTLY AT MR CAPO; HIS FACE AND LIPS STILL ABSENT OF COLOR OF YET THE EYES ARE ON FIRE.
I AM 4 FEET AWAY WHEN I TURN FAST – I MEAN FAST . THE COP IN SUIT IS CAUGHT OFF GUARD AS I TURN AGAIN AND AM IN FRONT OF MY TARGET: THE OLD MAN WHO IS SMALLER THAN MR CAPO. HE IS AT LEAST MY SIZE THEN, 5-6 TO 7, ITALIAN WITH STRONG NOSE AND A FEDORA. A GRAND FATHER LOOKING GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE HE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH. AND I SHOUT…, BUT NOT ANIMALISTIC, NOT A BURST OF SOUND, BUT LIKE THAT OF A PREACHER IN ALABAMA IN A TENT, AS IN PREACHING AND I SAY.
” THIS MAN HAS NOT AN OUNCE OF RESPECT. HE IS VOID OF RESPECT. BETTER HE SHOULD HAVE SHOT OR BEAT ME DOWN IN THE GUTTER THAN CALL THE POLICE! HE CALLED THE COPS! HE EMBARRASSES ME AND HIMSELF BY CALLING THE COPS! I NEVER EXPECTED THAT. I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT! COME ON. HE HAS THUS EARNED WHAT HE GETS..”
WELL, I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING BUT THIS IS FACT. I NEVER EVER EVEN WALKED INTO THE COURT ROOM. THE LITTLE GUY SAID SOMETHING IN ITALIAN AND THE COP WALKED OVER AND REMOVED THE CUFFS. ON MY WAY OUT, IN FRONT OF THE TWENTY OR SO PEOPLE, AND THAT LITTLE GUY, I SAID. I AM LEAVING NY TO GO TO FLORIDA, YOU WILL ALWAYS OWE ME. I EXPECT MY BROTHER TO BE FINE, IF NOT I WILL RETURN UNANNOUNCED.
MY BROTHER MARRIED HIS DAUGHTER 4 YEARS LATER,
SO, WHAT HAS THIS WAR VICTORY TO DO WITH BOXING? EVERY THING, SOMEONE HAS TO TAKE TONY DOWN, TAKE DOWN ALL THE LITTLE GUYS, TAKE DOWN IBF MAN.. THE JOURNEY IS TO HE HEART OF BOXING. REMEMBER, EVERYTHING HEREIN IS PART AND PORTION TO THE OFFER AND ITS APPRAISAL.
IT WAS 1986 AND ROCK WAS IN NORTH FORT LAUDERDALE/POMPANO BEACH FLORIDA MEETING WITH FRIEND WHO CALLED TO INFORM ROCK THAT HE HAD A BEEF WITH A MOBSTER NAMED ANTHONY “TONY THUMBS” MAGANELLI; A MOBSTER FAMOUS FOR BREAKING THUMBS. HE STATED THAT THOUGH HE HAD BORROWED CASH FROM TONY, HE HAD PAID BACK THE PRINCIPLE OF THE STREET LOAN AND THE VIG [INTEREST] YET TONY TOOK OVER THE BIZ ANYHOW.
CRYING ABOUT INJUSTICE TOCK DECIDES TO SEE WHAT HE CAN DO
THE GUY SITTING AT THE DESK IS WEARING A GOLD PINKY RING WITH MATCHING DESIGN GOLD WATCH. A PENCIL MUSTACHE ADORNS HIS UPPER LIP AS PICTURES OF GARBAGE TRUCKS ON NYC STREETS IN BLACK AND WHITE STARE DOWN AT HIM
I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP!
ACROSS FROM HIM AND TO MY RIGHT ARE TWO TENSE AND ITCHING EX FOOTBALL PLAYING GARBAGE BREAKERS .
“YO@! WHAT’S HAPPENING. LISTEN, I CAN KICK ASS IN DOLLAR BILLS.”.. ROCK BEGINS AS THE DUO JUMP TO THEIR FEET…. “NO, I AM NOT CRAZY. LISTEN.- WE GET 400 LITERS OF BOTTLED COKE.AND YELLOW CARDS PRINTED WITH “RECEIVE TWO LITERS OF COKE FOR FREE JUST CALL FOR DELIVERY”
WE PLACE OUR NUMBER ON THE CARDS AND PLACE THE CARDS ON EVERY HOUSE WITHIN TWO MILES.”
FOOTBALL GUYS BREATHING. NOW… GOOD TO GO
“THEY CALL THE NUMBER AND YES, WE ANSWER, CONGRADS, EVER HEAR OF THE COKE PEPSI CHALLENGE? -YES= WHICH DO YOU LIKE MORE COKE PEPSI? — OF COURCE THEY SAY COKE CAUSE ITS FREE– THEN ASK THEM WHAT OVER BEVERAGE DO YOU DRINK? BLAH BLAH BLAH “
“BOTTOM LINE YOUR IN THE DOOR TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY CAN GET 4000 GALLONS OF PURIFIED WATER EVERY MONTH FOR ONLY 29.00 BUCKS FOR THE SYSTEM INSTALLED AND ONLY 5 BUCKS A WEEK INCLUDE FREE REPLACEMENT IF IT FAILS AND FREE CARTRIDGES FOR AS LONG AS THEY ARE MEMBERS.
NOW, OF COURSE WE CANNOT WRITE THE WHOLE PROGRAM, BUT ROCK SOLD LITERALLY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DURING HIS DIRECT SALES DAYS. BOTTOM LINE, THE GUY, TONY T, INVESTS IN COKE CARDS, WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS, ADDS AND ADVERTISEMENTS, LEASES A KILLER APARTMENT AND PLACES ROCK ON PAYROLL…
ROCK USES HIS “WANTED DRIVER FOR MERCEDES BENZ” AND “WANT TO DIVE A MERCEDES BENZ” ADDS” TO RECRUIT PEOPLE.
THEY BEGIN TO PLACE THE FREE COKE CARDS. PEOPLE CALL TO GET THEIR FREE COKE.. THINGS ARE GOING GREAT. ALL THIS TIME ROCK IS SPYING, TRYING, MAKING TAKING NOTES.
SOON TONY IS TAKING ROCK TO THE GOLDEN ISLES TO SOUTH BEACH HOTELS WHERE ALL THE NORTH EAST MOBSTERS WERE GOING. MOBSTERS FROM NYC LIKE GOTTI AND FROM PHILLY, INCLUDING NICODEMO “LITTLE NICKY” DOMENICO SCARFO.
ROCK SAW THAT TONY WANTED TO BE SEEN. WE WOULD GO TO THESE HIGH END HOTELS AND SIMPLY MAKE OUR SELVES AT HOME MIXING AND MINGLING WITH THE REAL PLAYERS. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT FOR THOSE 3 WEEKS FOR ROCK AND ON THE 4TH WEEK HE CALLED ROCK OVER:
“SOUS YOUZ IZ DOIN THE THING GOOD , I’M GOIN TO THE ISLANDS, YOU OPEN AND DO YOUZ THING. WHEN I GET BACK WEEZ, TALK, YOU AN ME, WE SIT DOWN GET SOME THINGS WERKED OUT.. GOT IT? FORGEDABOUDIT WEZ GONNA MAKE IT RIGHT”….
WITH THAT HE FLEW TO THE BAHAMAS.
SO I ASK YOU. WHAT DO YOU THINK ROCK DID?
FIRST HE RENTED ANOTHER SPACE AND PULLED EVERYTHING, I MEAN EVERYTHING BUT THE PHONES. EVEN THE DRAPERIES,,, INSTALLED IN THE OTHER LOCATION ROCK RENTED A ROOM IN A HOTEL A BLOCK AWAY. THE ROOM FACED TONY T’S PLACE. WHILE HE WAITED, HE HIT A POOL HALL IN HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS IN MIAMI OB BIRD ROAD. WITHIN A WEEK HE HAD THREE CUBAN BACK UP MEN.
THEY WAITED AND ON THE SECOND WEEK THAT BIG RED CONVERTIBLE CADILLAC ELDORADO PULLS UP TO THE JOINT. THE DRIVER STAYS IN THE CAR WHILE THE OTHER BODY GUARD GETS OUT STREET SIDE WALKS AROUND AND OPENS THE BACK DOOR.
OUT POPS THE TINKERING GUY WHO THEN WONDERS WHY THERE ARE NO CURTAINS???
WE CAN SEE, BUT OBVIOUSLY, NOT HEAR HIM. HE APPROACHES THE WINDOW AND WE CAN SEE HIM CUP HIS HANDS AROUND HIS EYES AND PRESS HIS FACE AGAINST THE GLASS…
I KNOW WHAT IS NEXT. THROUGH THE GLASS WINDOW ALL THAT REMAINS US THE BROWN DESK, BARE WHITE WALLS AND THE BLACK TELEPHONES DOTTING THE FLOORS. EVEN HIS TRUCKS WERE DRIVEN AWAY,
AND THEN WE SEE A CRAZY MAN JUMPING UP AND DOWN OVER AND OVER. WE CAN SEE HIS GUYS TRYING TO CALM HIM DOWN TO NO AVAIL. HE IS JUST FLUTTERING UP AND DOWN LIKE A BABE CHIC IN A TREE TESTING WINGS THAT ARE JUST YET ELBOWS. AND THEN HE DOES THE ONE THING THAT BLOWS ME AWAY TODAY.. HE CALLS THE COPS…
TWO DAYS LATER I CALL HIS PHONE. YES, REMEMBER, I LEFT THE PHONES.
RING RING: TONY “YO!”
ROCK “YOU CALLED THE FKN COPS?”
TONY ” I AM GONNA BREA…”
ROCK “KISS MY ARSE”
OK. YOU ASK. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, HE CALLED THE COPS. HE IS A REAL MOBSTER..BUT HE CALLED THE COPS….”
I WAIT A WEEK. 1:30 AM I GO TO HIS SOCIAL CLUB WITH MY GUYS. I CLIMB THE PIPE, OPEN THE ALARM BOX –ONE I HAD PREVIOUSLY EXAMINED —YOU HAVE TO READ HOUSE OF CARDS TO DISCOVER HOW AT 13 YEARS, I LEARNED THE ART OF STEALTHY BURGLARY– AND I DISCONNECTED THE ALARM. THEN, ATTACKING THE BACK DOOR. I USED A KEY SET TO OPEN THE LOCK. THEN, USING A HANGER, I PUSHED THE METAL THROUGH THE NARROW OPENING UNDER THE STEEL BAR AND MANAGED TO PULL IT UP OPENING THE DOOR. I WENT DIRECTLY TO HIS “GET AWAY BRIEF CASE” PICKED THE TWO TUMBLER LOCKS, LEFT THE 38 WITH SILENCER AND GRABBED THE WALLET, PULLING THREE CARDS FROM THE BUNDLE, I PLACED EVERYTHING BACK. INCLUDING –THE BAR ACROSS THE DOOR–. TURNED THE ALARM BACK ON.
I THEN WENT ON A SPREE DOWNTOWN MIAMI . BUYING MY THREE GUYS NEW SUITES, SHOES HAND MADE AT THAT–I PROMISE YOU. IN MY HALL CLOSET SITS A PAIR OF GLOVE LIKE LEATHER CUBAN HAND MADE AND STITCHED ANKLE BOOTS THAT COST 600 IN 1984 ON TONY’S CARDS!.
THE NEXT THING I DID WAS CREATE A BARRAGE OF POLICE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR.. TONY’S DOOR THAT IS. HE WAS CUFFED AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE DADE COUNTY HAIL…..
I CANNOT TELL YOU EVERY THING HERE BUT I WILL DO THE BEST BECAUSE IT IS PART OF THE BOX. THE FULL STORY WILL BE IN BOOK 2. SO HERE GOES, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.
I GET A CALL FROM A BROTHER. SEEMS HIS JEWISH FRIEND WENT AND CONSIGNED OVER 3 OUNCES OF GOLD JEWELRY TO SOME RATHER NICE BLACK GENTLEMEN AT THE LIBERTY CITY INDOOR FLEA MARKET.
LIBERTY CITY, WHERE THE RIOTS WERE, WHERE, IN HOUSE OF CARDS I LIVE THERE WHEN EVER I HIKE INTO MIAMI. ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES IN THE STATES….
WHAT THIS GUY DID NOT REALIZE UNTIL AFTER HE WENT FOR A PAYMENTS, WAS THAT THESE GENTLEMEN WERE NO OTHER THAN THE JAMAICAN POSSE.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UNAWARE. IN THE 1980’S, SECOND ONLY TO THE COLOMBIAN GANGS, WERE THE JAMAICAN POSSE. ON 24/7 KILLING SPREES, THE JAMAICAN POSSE CONTROLLED MORE PROPERTY THAN BOTH THE CUBAN AND COLOMBIAN OPERATIONS, AND MURDERED MORE PEOPLE. THE POSSE CONTROLLED THE AREAS THE CUBAN NOR THEIR BRETHREN, THE COLOMBIANS, DID NOT CARE TO SPEND TIME IN.
SO, WHAT DO I DO?? HERE IS PERSON WHO PLACES 3 OUNCES OF GOLD JEWELRY WITH THE JAMAICAN POSSE. THE LIGHT GOES OFF. I TELL MY BRO TO TELL HIS FRIEND TO GIVE ME THE YELLOW TICKET THAT HAS THE JEWELRY BY WEIGHT –THAT IS HOW IT IS SOLD TO DEALER — THE FLA MARKET BY NAME, AND, MOST IMPORTANT, BOOTH NUMBER AND NAME OF RGWE PERSON WHO SIGNED.
NOW, I HAVE HEARD SKEPTICS IN MY TIME.SO, LISTEN CAREFULLY:I SWEAR. ON THE LIVES OF THOSE I HOLD SO DEAR, INCLUDING MY LOVELY 17 YEAR OLD PRINCESS THAT THE EVENTS I SHALL RECALL ARE IN FACT THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.AND SO, I NOW HAVE MY SECOND MOB WAR AND I SHALL USE ANY SITUATION I BELIEVE CAN ASSIST ME IN WINNING..
OK, BACK TO THE THUMBS GUY AND THE JEWISH CONSIGNOR AND JAMAICAN POSSE IN MIAMI IN THE NOTORIOUS LIBERTY CITY HOUSING PROJECTS AND ITS FLEA MARKET ON 79TH STREET ACROSS FROM THE OLD BOWL-O-RAMA BOWLING ALLY WHERE I TOOK MY INTERRACIAL GIRL FRIEND BACK WHEN I WAS BUT 13 YEARS OF AGE, WHERE I MET THE SOUTH FLORIDA OUTLAWS AND WHERE I GOT MY FIRST PROFESSIONAL TATTOO THE STORY IS IN HOUSE OF CARDS..
“GET ME THE YELLOW TICKET THAT HAS THE JEWELRY BY WEIGHT , THE FLEA MARKET BY NAME AND BOOTH NUMBER, THE NAME OF SIGNEE..”
I HAD TO FIND A CANDIDATE FOR BRUTALITY. NOT ONE OF THE CUBAN’S I RECRUITED, BUT A INDIVIDUAL WHO ACTUALLY CAST THE LOOK VERSES TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS NO MATTER WHAT. A LOCAL POOL HALL OFF BIRD ROAD IN MIAMI, AND, WITHIN SEVERAL HOURS I GO THROUGH A HALF DOZEN GUYS. THE FIRST I GAVE 100.00 JUST FOR TAKING TIME. THEN I LEFT. A WEEK AFTER I GO BACK AND I AM NOT THERE TEN MINUTES WHEN I HAVE LIKE A DOZEN CANDIDATES. THE WORDS: GUN TOTING; NO USING UNLESS WE HAD TO; PAYMENT 1000.00 AND CLOTHING TO KEEP. NO VIOLENCE UNLESS NECESSARY. NO SHOW OFFS.
I WENT THROUGH 6 GUYS WITH NO LUCK. THEN THE SEVENTH GUY SAT DOWN. ONE LOOK AND I KNEW IT WAS THE LOOK I REQUIRED. HE WAS 25 AND STOOD 6 FEET. BUILT WELL BUT NOT OVERDONE. HE HAD A BLOND MILITARY CUT, BLUE EYES AND HAD BEEN OUT OF PRISON 6 MONTHS. HE HAD SPENT TIME IN REFORM SCHOOLS AND AFTER 18 A 4 YEAR PRISON STRETCH WHERE HE GOT THE HALF ARM EAGLE TATTOO, A JAILHOUSE BLACK EAGLE. I HIRED HIM. 500 UP FRONT AND 500 IF THE JOB WENT WELL.
FIRST THING I DID WAS DRIVE OVER TO DOWNTOWN MIAMI AND ONCE MORE PULL A ANTHONY MAGANELLI MASTER CARD OUT AND ENTERED THE SMALL SHOP. IT WAS A PLACE THAT YOU WOULD NOT KNOW OF UNLESS YOU WERE CUBAN AND HAD CASH.. OR CREDIT CARD. THAT AFTERNOON, WITHIN 2 HOURS, HE WAS FITTED WITH AN AWESOME SUIT, SHOES, TIE AND SOME JEWELRY .
NEXT I WENT TO TED VERNON CARS COLLECTION ABOUT A 1/4 MILE OR LESS FROM THE FLEA MARKET –ONE DAY I WILL PUBLISH A PIC OF A 400.000 VAN I PURCHASED AND DROVE WHILE I WAS IN COCONUT GROVE–I PAID 400,00 TO BORROW A BLACK MERCEDES SEDAN.
ONCE WE WERE READY, I JUMPED IN THE BACK AND GEORGE INTO THE FRONT. WE DRIVE TO THE LIBERTY CITY INDOOR FLEA MARKET. ABOUT 1/4 MILE WEST OF BISCAYNE BLVD. THE PLACE WAS PACKED. I HAD HIM DRIVE RIGHT TO THE FRONT DOOR. WE PARKED WITH THE CAR HORIZONTAL TO THE DOORS. THE DRIVER DOOR WHEN OPENED WAS TWO FEET FROM THE CEMENT WALKWAY FRONT OF DOOR. .
GEORGE GETS OUT AND OPENS MY DOOR. I GET OUT AND HE CLOSES THE DOOR WITH PERFECT MOTION. I LOOK OVER AND SEE THIS GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE HE IS FRONTING A GAME. I REACH IN MY POCKET PULL OUT AN ITALIAN ROLL AND PEAL OFF TWO ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS. THIS IS 1986. TWO HUNDRED WAS A NICE TWO HUNDRED. I HAND IT TO THE GUY AND SAY, YO, THIS IS MY RIDE ANOTHER TWO IF IT LOOKS THE SAME AND IS WHERE IT IS NOW. I DO NOT ASK OR SHOW I WANT A RETURN REPLY FOR GEORGE GRACEFULLY OPENS THE FLEA MARKET DOOR.
I STEP INTO THE HUM OF A BUSY FLEA MARKET WITH ROWS AND ROW’S AND LANES AND LANES AND IT IS COOKING. TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN MIAMI DADE POLICE OFFICERS ARE IN A BOOTH EIGHT FEET ABOVE. NOW, LISTEN CAREFULLY. YOU MUST ALWAYS ACT WITH FACT. .YOU DO NOT ASSUME OR GUESS. YOU JUST DO IT. THE POWER OF JUST DO IT IS SO AMAZING IT HAS NEVER FAILED ME.
LOOKING UP AND INTO THE EYES OF THE TWO OFFICERS IN UNIFORM, I REMOVED THE ROLL , PEELED TWO C NOTES, THEN GRABBED A RAIL ON THE BOOTH AND USED THE STEP UP TO SWAT THE TWO C NOTES ON THE COUNTER, THEN JUMPED DOWN AND PROCEEDED MY WAY.
NEVER DID I SAY ANYTHING NOR THEY.
INTO THE CROWDS WE WENT. AS I COUNTED THE ROWS TILL 8. THEN LEFT TURN HALF WAY AND ON THE LEFT WAS ONE OF THE LARGER BOOTHS. MORE LIKE 4 BOOTHS. ENOUGH ROOM THAT 5 GUYS SAT IN CHATTER WHILE TWO WORKED THE GLASS.
I STEP UP TO THE GLASS CASE CASE AS GEORGE MOVED TO MY LEFT AS PLANNED. SO, LETS SAY WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROW. I AM FACING A LARGE GLASS JEWELRY CASE. ANOTHER TWO SEPARATE BUT CONNECTED UNITS IN FRONT AND TO THE LEFT OF GEORGE. GEORGE IS PACKING AN UZI LEFT SIDE AND I NO WEAPON.
WHILE WE STAND THERE, THE GROUP BEHIND THE COUNTERS ARE SITTING BEHIND A HORIZONTAL WALL, SO WE CAN ONLY SEE THOSE CLOSE TO THE RIGHT. WE DO NOT KNOW JUST HOW MANY. YES. I SAY TWO FRONT 5 BACK, BUT AT THAT TIME WE WERE ABSENT OF KNOWLEDGE. THINK ABOUT THIS. IT WAS CRAZY. I ONLY HAD THE PAPER RECEIPT AND THE FLEA MARKET NAME.
I LOOK OVER TO THE TWO I CAN SEE. THEY HAVE SUPER LONG DREAD LOCKS. THEY ARE AT THE MOMENT IGNORING ME, AND IF THEY KNOW ABOUT GEORGE, WELL, HE IS BEING IGNORED. WHAT ALWAYS AMAZED ME WAS THAT TWO WHITE GUYS, ONE BLOND WITH BLUE EYES IN THIS FLEA MARKET HAD TO BE, AT THE LEAST, WEIRD.
NOW, SEVERAL MINUTES HAVE ESCAPED. ONE THING I AM AWARE OF, ACTION MUST OCCUR AND FAST, WHEN WE LEAVE WE CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE RUN
“YO” … “YEA YOU” “LOOK, I AM IN THE BUSINESS OF COLLECTING AND YOU HAVE SOME THING THAT BELONGS TO ME” I STATE…
THIS 6 FOOT 5 INCH FULL DREAD LOCKS GUY WITH WEED SMELLING ATTIRE GETS UP AND BEGINS TO WALK OVER. HE IS NOT YET IN ANY MODE BUT CONFUSION. THE PLACE I WANT HIM.
“ET MON , WATCH YOU SAY?”
HE IS OPPOSING ME ACROSS THE GLASS, PEOPLE ARE SLOWLY REALIZING SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. BUT I MUST TELL YOU, MY PLAN OS PROCEEDING AS THOUGHT AND PLANNED THUS FAR..
I REACH IN MY SUIT JACKET AND AS I FUMBLE WITH FINGERS, GRABBING THE YELLOW WELL WORN BY FINGERS AND THOUGHT SLIP, THE POSSE CHIEF IS BEGINNING TO WAKE UP TO THE THREAT AS BEHIND HIM, 4 OTHERS ARE BECOMING INTERESTED AND ALERT TO THE DANGER,
“AY MAN I….” WAS ALL HE COULD MUTTER WHEN MY HAND APPEARED HOLDING THAT YELLOW RECEIPT HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH. HE LOOKED AT IT, AND, AS PLANNED, HIS THOUGHTS TO ANY DANGER SUBSIDED HIS THOUGHTS ARE:. ‘THE JEWISH GUY SENT THIS WOP GUY WITH HIS YELLOW HAIR LADIES MAN’ ……
I TOOK THE RECEIPT AND LAID IT ON THE COUNTER AND SAID: “LISTEN MAN, I AM IN THE COLLECTION BUSINESS. RIGHT THERE IS A RECEIPT FOR THREE OUNCES OF 14K GOLD JEWELRY. I CARE LESS HOW IT IS PAID AS LONG AS IT IS PAID AND PAID TODAY….”
HE WAS NOW IN CONFUSION. THIS GUY WAS A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE POSSE. YET WE WERE WINNING OUR BATTLE DUE TO CONFUSION. GOT THAT? CONFUSION.
” LISTEN” –I SAY BEFORE HE CAN REGAIN HIS THOUGHTS… ” I HAVE PAID YOUR DEBT TO THE GUY. THE GUY IS OFF THE TABLE. YOU MAY HAVE F…. THE GUY BUT I DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT WHAT YOU NOW OWE ME. THERE ARE THREE WAYS I CAN COLLECT, ONE I SUE YOU,. DO LOOK LIKE I WANNAV FKNG SUE YOU?? DO I …. “
MY VOICE NOW COULD BE HEARD IN LAUDERDALE LET ALONE ACROSS THE FLEA MARKET…LET ME SAY THIS, ALL MY LIFE, IF I GET IN THAT MODE NO ONE FEELS SAFE, NOT EVEN ME.. WHICH IS THE POINT TO DEFENSE AND OFFENSE, YOU MUST FEEL IT……
WITH ME NOW YELLING AT HIM, HE ATTEMPTED TO GAIN ACCESS WITH A “ARE YOU THREATENING ME?”
I THEN PULLED OUT MY ACE. YOU SEE, I AM NOT A COLLECTOR. WHY DID I TAKE THIS ENDEAVOR THAT IS COSTING MORE TO DO THEN I CAN RECEIVE?
I PULLED MY ACE OUT OF THE POCKET AND THREW IT TOWARDS THE GLASS
THE CARD BRIEFLY FLUTTERED AND LOOKED TO TURN TO THE FLOORS BUT LANDED PERFECTLY IN FROM OF THE POSSE GUY.
AS HE READ THE BUSINESS CARD I READ IT FOR HIM OUT LOUD “MY NAME IN ANTHONY MAGANELLI. THEY CALL ME TONY THUMBS. YOU KNOW WHY THE FK THEY CALL ME TONY THUMBS.. CAUSE I WILL BREAK YOUR FKN THUMBS YOU RAT FKN BSDTRD”
NOW, THE ENTIRE MARKET HAS BEEN SUCKED INTO OUR SPACE. I MEAN INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SPACE CAUSE YOU CAN HEAR A PIN DROP…
. I AM ROCKING. EVEN GEORGE IS BLOWN AWAY. THERE IS A FUNNY THING HAPPENING, REMEMBER , THE OTHER POSSE KILL OVER A PENNY! THEY NOW LOOK AS IF THEY WERE COMING BY BRUTE FORCE BUT THEIR FEET ARE SOMEHOW GLUED TO THE FLOOR. I MEAN LIKE YOUR TWISTING [THE 1960 DANCE] AND PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS , YET YOU CANNOT MOVE, THERE US THIS FKIN CRAZY WOP HERE AND WHO KNOWS IF I MAKE IT TO THE DAWN,.,,.
I LOOK TO MY LEFT, BEYOND GEORGE. PEOPLE ARE MOVING TOWARDS US. I STOP THE RAMBLING CONFUSING WEAPON OF CHOICE TURN AND SHOUT. YO. WHERE THE FK ARE YOU GOING ,,THEY STOP, WOUNDED BY THOUGHT OF THE LITTLE GUY WITH THE LADIES MAN…
I TURN BACK TO THE POSSE AND SAY:” FORGEDABOUDID/// YOU OWE ME ZIP… AND TURN TOWARDS MY LEFT AND SAY.” GEORGY BOY HIT IT”
HE PULLS OUT HIS UZI CORDED TO HIS LEFT SHOULDER AND AS HE LIFTS THE WEAPON EVERYBODY, I MEAN I SWEAR THIS, EVERY BODY HITS THE GROUND. THE POSSE DISAPPEAR… THEY TURN DOWN THE ROW AND THE JAMAICANS HIT THE GROUND. NO SCREAMING CAUSE PEOPLE SIMPLY BELIEVED IF THEY HIT THE GROUND THEY WOULD LIVE. IF THEY OPENED UP TO CRY THEY WOULD DIE.. BUT ACTUALLY, THE FIRE ARM WAS EMPTY. WHAT GEORGY USED IT FOR WAS PRACTICAL…
SO, GEORGY BOY PULLS HIS WEAPON , EVERYONE DIVES IN SILENCE AS THE WEAPON CRASHES THROUGH THE GLASS CASE….
I GRAB A SCALE SITTING ON THE UNBROKEN CASE ON THE RIGHT SIDE, REACH THROUGH THE SHARDS OF GLASS TO GRASP 5 OUNCES OF GOLD LIFTED IT OUT AND DUMPED IT ON THE SCALE. I MEASURE OUT 3 OUNCES, I WRITE PAID IN FULL ON SLIP , THEN GRAB THE REMAINDER AND SAY “THIS IS FOR MY TIME”
WE TURNED AND WALKED OUT. I MEAN WALKED OUT LIKE WE WERE SIMPLY DONE SHOPPING.. THE COPS? I HAVE NO IDEA, I NEVER LOOKED UP. WE JUST WALKED DOWN THE LANE, MADE A RIGHT WALKED TO THE DOOR AND THERE WAS THE CAR. FRONT WINDOW DOWN. STUFF STILL THERE. I PAID THE GUY AND WE DROVE AWAY/
OK. SO WHAT HAPPENS?
THE COPS ACTUALLY PULLED A WARRANT FOR TONY THUMBS. I PROMISE YOU, I HAD A PENCIL MUSTACHE AND THE SAME HAIR STYLE. I ACTUALLY HAD A SEMI PERM TO MATCH GOOD OLE THUMBS.
I USED HIS CARD.
IT TOOK TWO WEEKS IN JAIL BEFORE HE GOT OUT. PROBLEM WAS. THESE TOUGH POSSE GUYS ARE TOUGH. BUT THEY WERE SMART. THE ITALIAN MAFIA IN 1984 WERE POWERFUL. WHY MESS WITH THEM. WHEN THE COPS INFORMED THEM THEY HAD GOTTEN THE THUMBS HIMSELF THEY DID NOT GO DOWN TO IDENTIFY HIM AS REQUESTED OR DO ANYTHING.
I AM LAUGHING AS I WRITE CAUSE IT WAS WONDERFUL AND PERFECT. IT TOOK A TWO WEEK PERIOD BEFORE WHAT OCCURRED MADE ITS TRUTH KNOWN AND IT WAS RELEASED YET YOU WOULD THINK AFTER CALLING THE COPS ONE TIME TONY WOULD FINALLY COME AFTER ME LIKE A MOBSTER,.. NOT. NOW, WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO TONY PEP, THE GAMBINO CAPTAIN. YOU KNOW!! BUT HOW DID I WIN AGAINST OUR TONY THUMBS?
OK. AFTER THE 79ST TAKE DOWN, I CALLED HIM. MAN, HE COULD NOT SHUT UP. I AM GONNA WHACK YOU. BREAK YOUR THUMBS. BLAH BLAH BLAH. YOU USED MY NAME , THE DICKS PICKED ME UP.. . BLAH BLAH BLAH. I SAID: “LOOK, I HAVE SIMPLY WON. NO? IF YOU BELIEVE I AM WRONG CALL A SIT DOWN. I WILL COME. YOU WIN. THEY SAY WACK WELL YOU WHACK,,
A WEEK LATER, I, WITH MY UNCLE AS MY SPONSOR AND TONY WITH A SPONSOR, WENT TO A NON DESCRIPT BUILDING IN SOUTH FORT LAUDERDALE FLA TO A SIT DOWN CALLED BY TONY THUMBS.
[AFTER THE BOXING WAR, FAT FREDDY ASKED MY TO BRING DENISE UP. TO A SEMI SIT DOWN, HE WANTED TO MEET BY BORN AND BRED IN GEORGIA WIFE. AFTER HE WALKED US OUT HE WHEELED OVER TO HIS CAR, AND, WITH AN ITALIAN ROLL OF HUNDREDS IN HIS POCKET, FROM HIS 60,000 DOLLAR CAR, HE OPENED THE TRUNK TO REVEAL HIJACKED BUGS BUNNY AND CREW SHIRTS. HAD TO HAVE 500 OF THEM, HERE WAS A MILLIONAIRE MADE MOBSTER DIGGING THROUGH STOLEN SHIRTS TO FIND SOME FOR OUR DAUGHTER. DENISE SAID: HE IS A NICE MAN…]
NO ONE WAS PACKING EXCEPT A VERY MAJOR MOB PLAYER AND HIS 4 GUYS. A SIMPLE CARD TABLE WITH LEGS THAT FOLDED UNDER WITH A TABLE CLOTH AND FOUR CHEAP BLUE METAL FOLDING CHAIRS, WE SAT DOWN. I FACED TONY. THE MAN OF HONOR WAS TO MY LEFT AND THE PEACE KEEPER TO MY RIGHT. IN THE ROOM, OTHERS LEANED AND TALKED UNTIL THE BIG GUY SAT DOWN.
“OK, WHAT’S THE BEEF”
I STARTED TO TALK BUT WAS QUICKLY SLAPPED DOWN WITH A
“I WAS NOT TALKING AT TO OR WITH YOU, SO, WHAT IS THE BEEF”
“THIS GUY, COMES AN BULLSHT ME, HE WIRED MY CAR , BLAH BLAH BLAH.”
I COULD SEE THE JUDGE WAS READY TO SAY DIG THE HOLE CAUSE THE PICTURE , MOSTLY FACT, COULD NOT, IN ANY WAY, BE COUNTERED..
I HAD A THOUGHT AS TONY WAS BARFING UP HIS CONTEMPT, WAS TONY A MADE GUY? THAT WAS WHAT MY UNCLE ASKED ME. BUT I NEVER KNEW IF TONY WAS MADE. I KNOW HE DID WORK [MURDER] FOR HIS CREW, CAUSE, IF YOU RECALL, HE KEPT A SILENCED 38, AND HE SEEMED TO WANT TO BE PART OF THE MADE CREWS SO BAD HE CRASHED HOTELS WHERE SOME OF THE BIGGEST MOBSTER NAMES VACATIONED, INCLUDING THE TRUE LITTLE GUY: RUTHLESS PHILLY BOSS NICODEMO LITTLE NICKY SCARFO . WE ACTUALLY LUNCHED WITH SCARFO. I RECALL TONY ALMOST FALLING OVER HIM SELF AFTER THAT. THUS, WHEN THE BIG GUY TURNED TOWARDS ME WITH A DESPISING CONTINENCE, I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF CAPOBIANCO. HECK, YOU LEARN, WHEN EVER YOU DO ANYTHING THE FIRST TIME AND IT WORKS, IT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED AGAIN. . ITS HUMAN NATURE. DRIVING A CAR, MAKING LOVE, RIDING A BIKE, KILLING SOMEONE?….
“OK. WHAT MR MAGANELLI SAID MAY BE TRUE OR NOT. YET THE REASONS I DID WHAT I DID WAS THAT HE CALLED THE COPS ON ME..”
“WHO CALLED THE COPS!”
IT HAPPENED SO FAST I ACTUALLY WAS ON “CALLED THE COPS” WHEN THE VOICE RANG OUT.
“WAIT A MINUTE, THUMBS CALLED THE COPS? WHEN, WHEN DID HE… CALL THE COPS.
“WHEN HE GOT BACK FROM THE ISLANDS BEFORE I HAD….”
AND THE BIG GUY GOT UP AND WAS OUT THE DOOR ENTOURAGE IN TOW….
THE RULING HAD MY UNCLE SMILING…. TONY HAD BEEN ORDERED TO PAY ME 5000.00
IT WAS OVER AND HE COULD DO NOTHING,
EVER SEE THE MOVIE “GOOD FELLOWS” EVERY TIME I THINK OF TONY IT REMINDS ME OF THE SCENE WHEN JOE PECI, THINKING HE IS BEING, REALIZES IT IS A HIT, AND THEN ROBERT DE NIRO IS ON THE PHONE AND THE GUY ON THE OTHER END SAYS “HE’S GONE. DATS DAT. AND NUTIN WE COULD DO -NOTHIN.. THATS DAT .. . ITS OVER……”
OH, ONE MONTH LATER I GET A CALL FROM MY UNCLE. YOU NEED TO CALL TT.. HE GIVES ME THE NUMBER, I CALL IT. TONY PICKS UP.. “600 BUCKS FOR A PAIR OF SHOES? YOU SON OF A ” I HANG UP. LOOKS LIKE HIS CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS ARRIVED,,,,
THUS I WON NUMBER TWO.
Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano (born June 16, 1930 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – died August 17, 1981 Flatlands, Brooklyn) was a caporegime in the Bonanno crime family. He was hit for allowed FBI agent Joseph “Donnie Brasco” Pistone to become an associate in his crew and nearly getting him “made“.
SONNY, WHO HAD A MIAMI CAR RENTAL AGENCY, HELPED MY MOTHER SEVERAL TIMES INCLUDING SELLING HER A CAR AT 50% OFF THE VALUE WITH PAYMENTS AFTER JOE-PEP , MY FATHER, WAS HIT. HIS TWO SONS WERE ANIELLO AND ROCCO NAPOLITANO, TWO CRAZIES . I HAD TO BE THE GO-BETWEEN DURING A SITDOWN CONCERNING A COCONUT GROVE BEEF BETWEEN ANIELLO AND JOEY T WITH UNCLE FREDDY AS JUDGE IN 1993.
The officer, Roslyn Vargas, had been assigned to get information from Aniello Napolitano through undercover work. But after a personal relationship developed, Aniello Napolitano informed the mobsters [TONY PEP UNCLE FREDDIE] of her true identify, police said
THE FACT IS, ANIELLO NAPLITANO HAD “TURNED” A HIGH LEVEL FEMALE POLICE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO GET THE GOODS ON ANIELLO DURING AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION. INSTEAD OF DOING HER JOB, SHE WAS SEDUCED BY ANIELLO AND LEFT HER FAMILY TO HANG WITH HIM –THE ENTIRE MOB SQUAD SHE WAS PART OF, MADE UP OF FEDS AND LOCALS, BEGAN TO SCREAM BLOODY, GET EVEN , MURDER.
TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, WHILE THIS WAS ACTUALLY OCCURRING, ANIELLO NAPLITANO SHOWED UP AT A DINNER MEETING AT A FLA RESTAURANT BETWEEN TONY PEP AND HIS CREW WITH THE LADY COP!
FOR TONY-PEP, FAT FREDDY, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FLA CREW THAT TONY-PEP HAD RECENTLY BEEN ASSIGNED TO HEAD, IT WAS A GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER ON STEROIDS –PUN — ANIELLO NAPLITANO MADE HIS BUCKS FROM A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL STEROID GANG HE RAN– THE GROUP OF AGENTS NOW ZEROED ON TONY PEP AND HIS CREW
BACK IN 1993, ROCK HAD A PENTHOUSE IN COCONUT GROVE AFTER A YEAR WAR WITH ANTHONY TONY-PEP TRENTACOSTA THAT HE WON OUTRIGHT, HE RAN COCONUT GROVE FOR TONY. .ANTHONY TRENTACOSTA, KNOWN AS TONY-PEP, WAS A MADE BY JOHN GOTTI MOBSTER  WHO GOT RICH FROM THE GAS SCAMS THAT MADE BILLIONS IN THE LATE EIGHTIES., TONY, STATED BY THE FBI AS THE FIRST MADE MAFIA MEMBER EVER TO SET UP SHOP IN ATLANTA., HATED Aniello Napolitano AND, BESIDES THE SLAP IN THE FACE BY BRINING THE LADY COP TO THE DINNER, TONY WAS FOREVER WORRIED HE WOULD HARM JOEY TRENTACOSTA, TONY’S SON OF 23 YEARS OF AGE. SO TONY DROPPED THE CONTRACT BUT NOT ON JUNIOR. JUNIOR DID NOT CARRY IT OUT. THE CONTRACT INCLUDED TORTURE AND DISMEMBERMENT AND WAS PERFORMED BY A LATINO NOT AN ITALIAN WHILE HE WAS ALIVE- OR RATHER WHILE HE DIED….
IN 1993, JUNIOR ABBANDANDO’ PLACE OF BIZ WAS IN MIAMI. THE LIPSTIX/ PARTY GIRLS STRIP CLUB ON BISCAYNE BLVD AROUND 125st. THIS WAS THE SAME CLUB I GOT CALLED IN FOR A SIT-DOWN AFTER ARRIVING IN SOUTH FLORIDA. THE SIT DOWN WAS TO BE ABOUT MY YEAR WAR OVER THE BOXING CLUB WITH TONY PEP IN ATLANTA GA. ANTHONY “TONY PEP” TRENTACOSTA, A CAPTAIN WITH THE GAMBINO FAMILY, SOUGHT MY ASSOCIATION. WHEN I INFORMED MY WIFE, SHE CALLED ONE OF MY BODY GUARDS, CALLED THE FBI, AND THEN DROVE TO THE CLUB WITH A .45! IT WAS HERE. AFTER HIS BROTHERS DISAPPEARANCE, THAT ROCCO WOULD RUN JUNIOR OVER, DRAG HIM UNDER THE VEHICLE FOR SEVERAL BLOCKS, THEN GET OUT OF THE TRUCK, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, WITH A CROWD OF ONLOOKERS, SHOOT TO DEATH THE ALREADY NEARLY DEAD JUNIOR.
AFTER THE APPEARANCE AT THE RESTAURANT WITH THE HI RANKING ORGANIZED TASK FORCE LADY COP, Aniello Napolitano DISAPPEARED. JUST LIKE THAT. THERE ONE MOMENT GONE THE NEXT. HIS BODY, OR RATHER, PARTS OF HIS BODY, IN A PAIR OF 500.00 JEANS WASHED UP ON MIAMI BEACH–HENCE THE BOOK NAME, BONES ON THE BEACH. YOU SEE, ROCCO NAPOLITANO BELIEVED ABBANDANDO HAD DONE THE HIT FOR TONY. I KNEW BETTER. IN ANY CASE, Aniello NapolitanoWAS UNBELIEVABLY TORTURED AND DISMEMBERED WHILE HE YET LIVED. IMAGINE, BRINGING AN ACTIVE STATE FEDERAL LOCAL INVESTIGATION ORGANIZED CRIME LADY COP TO A DINNER WITH A GAMBINO CAPTAIN AND HIS CREW? I KEEP SAYING THAT HE WAS NOT MURDERED, HE WAS TORTURED AND DISMEMBERED WHILE HE LIVED. HIS BROTHER ROCCO NAPLITANO WAS ARRESTED AT THE SPOT OF HIS MURDER, THEN COOPERATED ON PURPOSE AND GOT A DEAL, 17 YEARS….– TAKE IT FROM THE ROCK, HIS BROTHER SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISMEMBERED YEARS BEFORE!
HOW I GOT
NOTE: HOW I GOT HIS ATTENTION WAS TO GO TO HIS FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT, DENNYS IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH, ASK FOR COFFEE, AND KNOWING EVERYONE KNEW HIM, I PULLED A C NOTE AND SWIFTLY TORE IT IN TWO, I GAVE THE WAITRESS ONE HALF AND SAID “YOU LET ME KNOW THE NEXT TIME HE IS HERE YOU GET THE OTHER HALF” THE REASONS WHY WILL BE TOLD IN THE BOOK I AM COMPLETING. THE SAME BOOK ALL THESE ITEMS WILL BE FEATURED IN…
THE BOXING CLUB WARS
IN 1991, ROCK WAS HOSTING PARTIES AT HIS JEWELRY BUSINESS. WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL FEATURES IN THE COMMUNITY PAPERS, HIS ENTERPRISES FEATURED EVERY WHERE, AN INFOMERCIAL ON FOX TV, RADIO, NEWS PAPERS. A HIGH PROFILE ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE ARTICLE — A FULL PAGE AT THAT — ON THE THIRD PARAGRAPH THEY STATED HE WAS ONE OF THE MOSTSUCCESSFUL MANIACSIN ATLANTA.
THEY BOASTED OF THE SUCCESS AND HOW ROCK HAD ACHIEVED IT. DURING THIS TIME, OFFICERS OF THE LAW, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, GANGSTERS, POLITICIANS, AND ALL SORTS OF GROUPS PARTICIPATED IN ROCK’S SUCCESS. SOON ROCK WAS USING THESE CONTACTS. FROM THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT — WHO HE HEAPED JEWELRY ON; SO MUCH,.THAT AT ONE MORNING ROLL CALL, SOME WERE TOLD TO LEAVE IT HOME BECAUSE IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE ON THE TAKE — TO OTHER BUSINESS MEN AND WOMAN. THE IDEA WAS TO OFFER SERVICES AND GAIN CONTACTS.
CONTACT WITH MAYOR JACKSON WAS CREATED BY INVITING A SECRETARY OF THE MAYOR TO ONE OF HIS SUCCESSFUL SELF-COOKED BANQUETS AND BARBECUES. ONCE HE LEARNED OF A PERSONS JOB OR CONNECTION, HE FIGURED A WAY TO MAKE IT WORK FOR HIS CAUSES. LIKE THE REPAIR OF JEWELRY FOR MAYOR JACKSON’S MOTHER. THE LETTER HE RECEIVED FROM THE MAYOR THANKING HIM WENT ON THE WALL AND HE CHARGED NOTHING FOR THE REPAIR. . HE PREACHED HIS LETTER CAMPAIGN. PLACING THESE ON A WALL. AND THANKING THE SENDER/WRITERS EVEN WHEN THEY WERE NOT AT AN EVENT HE WOULD USE THEM TO SHOW OTHERS HOW GREAT THE PERSONAS WERE. . THIS CAUSED MORE LETTERS;. OTHERS SOON WANTED THEIRS ON THE WALL. NO MONEY, NO BRIBERY, JUST PLAIN OLD NETWORKING.
ROCK NETWORKED TO THE FULLEST. THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA SENT ROCK A LETTER, GOVERNORS AND OTHER HIGH LEVEL PUBLIC FIGURES ALSO WERE IN THE MIX. LET ME ASSURE YOU, ROCK ATTAINED THESE CONTACTS FOR LEGITIMATE BUSINESS REASONS AND CAUSES.
THE IDEA FOR A BOXING CLUB/SOCIAL CLUB WAS HATCHED AT THE MARRIOT RESIDENCE ON PEACH TREE A BAR/RESTAURANT THAT TONY INVESTED IN. SOME ONE APPROACHED ROCK ABOUT A FEMALE BOXING PROGRAM. THREE PEOPLE INCLUDING ROCK AGREED TO THROWN 20K EACH IN THE POT AND ROCK WOULD USE 6000 SQ FEET HE HAD FOR THE GYM/CLUB
AT 11,500 SQ FEET, HE HAD ROOM FOR A BOXING CLUB IN THE BACK. THE IDEA WAS TO HAVE STRIPPERS IN THE RING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AND FEMALE BOXERS. ALL THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN ATLANTA WOULD COME AND HANG OUT. IT WAS TO BE A SEMI-SOCIAL CLUB AND BOXING ARENA. WITH HIS OTHER BUSINESS, AS WELL AS LOFT SPACE, THE JEWELRY BUSINESS
.ABOUT AN HOUR LATER JOEY TRENTACOSTA, SON OF TONY PEP. CAME IN AND SAID THE IDEA WAS HIS. ROCK SAID GET 20K THROW IT IN AND HE COULD BE A PARTNER. JOEY LEFT, CALLED HIS FATHER AND SAID ROCK STOLE HIS IDEA….
NOW, I WANT YOU TO HOLD ON THE STORY ABOVE.
SO, ROCK IS ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ AND TONY- PEP, WHO HAD BEEN AT ROCKS SHOP WITH HIS CREW OVER 25 TIMES AND WAS MARRIED TO A WOMAN WITH THE SAME NAME AS ROCK’S WIFE -MANY OF YOU KNOW DENISE- STOPS IN AND BEGINS TO GRILL ROCK,.
“SO, HAVE YOU MET THE MAYOR? DID YOU YADAYADAY ADAYADA?.”
IT WAS AS IF TONY HAD SOMEONE DROP IN AND COPY NAMES OFF THE WALL OF FAME. ROCK SIMPLY WAS NOT ON THAT PLANE, HE DID WHAT HE DID AS NORMAL STUFF… ON THE OTHER HAND TONY WAS ACTING AS IF ROCK WAS IN COMPETITION WITH HIM. ROCK WAS NOT MOBBED! YET A GAMBINO CAPTAIN, ONE MADE BY JOHN GOTTI HIMSELF ONLY 5 YEARS PRIOR, WAS SITTING AT A COUNTER WITH 4 GUYS –ALL PACKING AN’ LOOKING LIKE THEY WERE HUNTING QUERY– ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS. NON OF THIS CONCERNED ROCK. IT WAS NORMAL FOR THESE GUYS TO BE THIS WAY. ROCK HAD HAD TWO WARS ALREADY. ONE WITH CAPOBIANCO BACK IN 1969 IN ASTORIA QUEENS WHEN HE WAS 16, THE OTHER WITH TONY THUMBS MAGANELLI IN POMPANO, FLA.
BUT WHAT FURTHER DROVE TONY WAS THE ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE HAD JUST P INSPIRING A LEAP OF PUBLICITY FOR ROCK FOR FREE..THE FOLLOWING WEEK THEY FEATURED TONY-PEP IN AN ARTICLE SURELY FINANCED BY THE FBI. IT WAS PLUMB FULL OF HIS STREET HISTORY. THE GAS SCAMS,.HIS GOTTI CONNECTIONS, HIS GAMBINO CONNECTIONS AND IT WENT AFTER FATHER AND SONS MOVING AND STORAGE RUN BY HIS CREW BUT HEADED BY HIS WIFE DENISE. THE FIRST THING WAS ROCK GETS A CALL FROM DENISE, NOT HIS, BUT TONY’S, SHE ASKS HIM HOW HE GOT HIS PUBLICITY IN THE ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE?….
YOU SEE, WITHIN THE MIND OF ANTHONY TONY-PEP TRENTACOSTA WAS A PERPETUAL WORLD FILLED WITH INTRIGUE AND DISLOYALTY.. HE SURELY KNEW THAT MY MOBSTER RACKETEERING FATHER WAS WHACKED, THAT OTHER FAMILY WERE MEMBERS, AND HERE WAS ROCK, IN ATLANTA, IN HIS, TONY PEPS JURISDICTION….WHY IS HE NOT DROPPING A PACKAGE EVERY MONTH.
IN ROCKS MIND, HE COULD CARE LESS. AFTER ALL, LOOK AT HIS FATHER. ROCK ALWAYS HAD RESPECT FOR THE ITALIAN MOBSTER, BUT FELT NO LOYALTY OR NEED TO GIVE ANYTHING, LET ALONE RESPECT IF IT WAS UNEARNED. CASES IN POINT.:
OUR NEW CAMERA BALKED SOME
PART OF ROCKS CREW
LEFT YO RIGHT FORWARD
NOTE HOW ROCK IS THE FOCUS
The IBF is preceded by the USBA, a regional championships organization like the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), North American Boxing Council (NABC) and the North American Boxing Association (NABA). In 1983, at the WBA’s annual convention, held in Puerto Rico that year, Bob Lee, president of the USBA, lost in his bid to become WBA president against Gilberto Mendoza. Lee and others withdrew from the convention after the election, and decided to organize a new world-level organization.
At first, the new group was named the USBA-International. They decided to base the new organization in New Jersey, where its main offices are still located.The IBF’s first world champion was Marvin Camel, a former WBC world Cruiserweight champion who won the IBF’s belt in the same division. During its first year of existence, however, the IBF remained largely obscure. But by 1984, the IBF decided to recognize Larry Holmes, Aaron Pryor, Marvin Hagler and Donald Curry, already established champions from other organizations, as IBF world champions.
In Holmes’ case, he relinquished his WBC title to accept the IBF’s recognition. It established the IBF as the “third” sanctioning body, and a legitimate organization. Lee resigned as the IBF’s president upon conviction on racketeering and other violations for taking bribes in exchange for high boxer rankings.The organization was under federal observation from Lee’s conviction through September 2004.
THIS IS THE MAN WHO, WITH MOB CASH, STARTED THE IBF. ROCK MADE HIM AN AWESOME BRACELET , GOLD WITH PLATINUM BOXING GLOVE ENDS STUDDED WITH DIAMONDS. WELL, WITH HIS ENTHUSIASM OF THE UNEXPECTED GIFT, BOB LEE INFORMED EVERY ONE HE SAW, FROM THE MAYOR TO TONY PEP, THAT HE LOOKED FORWARD TO DOING GREAT THINGS WITH ROCK. REMEMBER MOBSTERS HAVE FOUR REASONS TO PLACE A TARGET ON YOU:
1- PEOPLE TAKING THERE CASH IN ANY WAY
ROCK, OVER THE TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING THE GIVING OF THE GIFT, BY NO INTENTION OF HIS MIND, BREAKS ALL FOUR RULES….
SO, WHERE ARE WE? OH. TONY PEP.
SO, IT IS ATLANTA 1991. TONY VISITS ME WITH HIS CREW. BUT SO DO THE FBI. BUT TONY IS GETTING JEALOUS. I DO NOT KNOW THIS. HIS THOUGHTS ARE TUNED TO THE CONNECTIONS I BRAG ABOUT. NOT IN THE MOB WAY AT ALL. FOR THERE IS NO BRAGGING IF YOU ARE A MOBSTER. YOU WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE THIS FRIENDSHIP OR BUSINESS CONTACT. BUT FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS, ANTHONY TRENTACOSTA, KNOWN AS TONY PEP -MY FATHER WAS KNOWN AS JOE-PEP – HAS EYES ON ME. HE INVITES ME TO TOUR THE TOWN WITH HIS CREW INCLUDING BOB RUSSO — THE GAMBINO FAMILIES POLITICAL AND BOXING GUY IN ATLANTA . I DO NOT HIT IT OFF WITH RUSSO. RUSSO ATTEMPTS TO X ME OUT. NO MATTER WHAT I SAY OR RECOMMEND THIS GUY POPS UP AND THE WAR BEGINS.
I AM INVITED TO THE BAR/RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR TO THE FOX THEATER. TO THE GOLD CLUB. TO MANY PLACES BY TONY. ONE TRIP I JOINED HIS CREW IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONVERSATION.
“YEA.. AN THERE HE IS ON THE FLOOR”
“ON THE FLOOR?”
“YEA, HE IS ON THE FLOOR…”
“YOU MEAN AT ROCKY’S”
“YEA, IN DA MIDDLE OF THE PIZZA JOINT ROLLING AROUND. THE PLACE IS PACKED AND SHE IS BEATING HIM UP YELLING I CAN SEE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN BUT A MAN,,”
“YUP YUP HA HA HEE HEE…”
[CONCERNING BOB RUSSO]
THIS WAS A SERIOUS SITUATIONS THAT I WAS PRIVY TO. .
THEN THE CALL FROM HIS SON.
I AM SITTING WITH MY CREW WHEN A LINCOLN TOWN CAR PULLS UP. OUT POPS TONY WITH THREE MEN. HE WALKS TO THE WINDOW AND BANGS ON THE GLASS POINTING AT ROCK AS HE USES HIS THUMB TO SAY COME OUT HERE..
AS ROCK EXITS THE BAR TONY STARTS JABBING HIM WITH HIS FORE FINGER SAYING YOU DO NOT DO BOXING IN WORDS ACTUAENTING THE JABS
PROBLEM IS, BY THE SECOND JAB ROCK PHYSICALLY PUSHED TONY’S HAND BACK TELLING HIM HE COULD FK HIMSELF. WHEN TONY THREW A PUNCH, ROCK SKY
NEXT THING EVERYONE IS REACHING FOR A GUN.AS ROCK WALKS BACKWARD TO THE LEFT CAUSING THE BLOW TO HIT AIR AS HE SAID, “WHAT, YOU GETTING OLD TONY??”AS HE MOVED BACKWARDS INTO THE BAR SO HIS CREW COULD SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING, NEXT THING JOHNNY COMES ROUND THE BAR YELLING NOT HERE ROCK NOT HERE TONY NOT HERE .. AS ROCKS TWO BODY GUARDS JOIN THE FRAY
LITTLE DID ANYONE KNOW, THE FBI WERE ACROSS THE STREET IN A BUILDING VIDEO TAPING THE ENTIRE SCENE.
THE NEXT DAY, FBI SPECIAL AGENT JOHN SIMMONS AND HIS SUPERVISOR SHOW UP AT ROCKS PLACE INFORMING ROCK THAT UNDER US LAW THEY ARE REQUIRED TO INFORM HIM THEY BELIEVE THAT ANTHONY TONY PEP TRENTACOSTA IS BELIEVED TO HAVE PLACED A CONTRACT ON ROCKS LIFE.
SO TONY HAD NOTHING THAT IMPRESSES ROCK, NOTHING, HE KNOWS IT IS TIME TO PREPARE A BATTLE THAT WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE EVER. THE BOXING WAR…THAT WOULD NOT END UNTIL 2000!
BOTTOM LINE, AFTER A LIFE TIME OF DEATH, THE TAKING OF HIS FATHER AND UNCLES, LIVING ON THE STREETS HIS CHILDHOOD, THE PROBLEMS NOT JUST WITH THE 3 WARSM 2 DOWN AND A NEW ONE. ROCK DECIDED TO GET THE LAW INVOLVED. HE WAS NOT GOING TO END THIS WAR UNTILL THEUY ALL WERE DEAD OR IN PRISON. ROCK PUT TOGETHER A CREW AND WENT FOR TONY PEP FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR IN ATLANTA AND ANOTHER IN FLORIDA UNTIL HE WON.
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The Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves® has been a staple in the great city of Lowell, Mass for over 68 years. Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, and Micky Ward all began their boxing careers at the New England Golden Gloves®.
Many former Golden Gloves® amateur boxing champions have gone on to become outstanding boxers and role models in our country. Former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Joe Louis was a Golden Gloves Champion in 1934. Muhammed Ali (1960); Sugar Ray Leonard (1973); “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler (1973); Michael Spinks (1974); Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (1977); Johnny Tapia (1984); Mike Tyson (1984); Evander Holyfield (1984); Oscar De La Hoya (1989) and Jermain Taylor (1998 and 1999) all got their start in the Golden Gloves tournaments.
The Lowell Sun Charities organization, was established in 1947 to respond to the ever increasing challenges of the community. 2014 marks the 68th year the Golden Gloves have been held in the great city of Lowell, Mass. Proceeds from the Golden Gloves go directly to Lowell Area Charities in need. Help us by becoming a Champion for Charity!
LOWELL SUNDAY SUN, JANUARY 6, AMONG THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS AND PERFORMANCES OF GREATER – LOWELL ATHLETIC YEAR … Joe Slderi Ueft, in left photo) TKO’ing Young Charles to win G – L Golden Glove heavyweight crown, The .year 1974 was an outstanding one for the Greater – Lowell sports scene, in regards to nalional, regional and state honors. The highlight or the year was fhe slaving of the National Golden Gloves tournament, under (he sponsorship of Lowell Sun Charities, when The Top Amateur Boxers of the nation converged ‘ on Lowell Memorial Auditorium for the weeklong event.
Heavyweight champion George Foreman and Ken Norton, along with (heir handlers, were held in Caracas lodav pending posting a bond for payment of taxes, the San Diego group which handles Norton. is in chaos,” said Bill Bimn. The promoter has left town, leaving us with a lot of bills and committments.
Lowell Glovers win – If they ever get around to naming an outstanding boxer here in the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, which moved info semi final action at noon here at the Denver Auditorium today and culminates in championship bouts tonight, the judges will have to look long and hard al Lowell’s Bobby Stewart, THE SUN CHARITIES glover’ af 175 pounds not only appear to be on lb: verge or taking down a National title, but has to stand out as the top boxer here.
BOBBY STEWART 175 LB HEAVY WEIGHT ? OWNED THIS BELT AND MEDAL
Bobby Stewart, who tallied tournament victories Monday night, kept his win skein in fact last night as he decisively defeated Ned Ifalliscy or Hutchinson, Kansas, in a quarter – final bout; another decisive viclory was Lowell’s Wilbur Cameron, who decisional (toy Phillips of Forth Worth, Texas in a IsS – pound thriller. In an earlier performance Herb Darrity, Lowell’s 113 hopeful wenl down To rfc -defeat at the hands of Jeffrey Mylield of Krciville, Tennessee, in what had to be termed a slow houl. Darrity, a clever youngster battling out or the Bellevicw Square Boys Club o Hartford, Conn., was kept busy parrying II ay field’s jabs, Tew of which hit the 119 pounder. Darrity displayed no agression, got in few punches and was easily decisioncd by his more agressive foe. .
CAMMIOX, ON the other hand, fought a great bout scoring a brace o knockdown”, in the third round to easily defeat Phillips. Cameron was in charge throughout thc bout. He jabbed, hooked and tossed clever combinations over the first rounds and had Phillip on a run at hell. thee second round the same methods kept the from doing any damage and in the third stanza Cameron real)1 found he range with a left Jab and a right cross pulling Phillips down for eight counts. IT WAS AN easy victory far Cameron, who boxes out of Springfield and gained a berth in the Sun Charities’ team when he won the New England title as a member of Ihe Hokokc squad. The night belonged to Stewart however.
The classy 175 – pound glover was brilliant in defeating lallisey. From the opening bell to the close of the third round Stewart pressed relentlessly, jabhed Halliscy who was favored ( 2 light heavy title here) and generally controlled the bout throughout. Stewart had won the Junior natlonal tit!e in 1972. He won thc North American AAU crown this year and was a standout performer in the Western .Mass. golden Gloves Tournament as well as the New England Tournament in Lowell.
So, two great boxers, one of whom mav be named outstanding boxer at the tournament which saw 32 teams at gloves numbering. 318 hopefuls, go through three days of rugged action are on the verge of life. ROTH CAMERON and Stewart win bouts today, they will enter thc finals tonight and hopefully both will be winners of the Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves team. The National Golden Gloves Organization held its election of officers yesterday and Sun Promotion .
LOWELL SUNDAY SUN, JANUARY G, 1974 Golden Gloves launch 28th year here Tues. LOWELL – Folks will have e chance to gel away from their T.V. sets and see the best of real live action Tuesday night when Lowell Sun ‘ Charities opens its 28th season of Golden Gloves boding in (he Memorial Auditorium.
The Sun Charities 28th animal Golden Gloves tournament was off to an excellent start last Tuesday night with close to 10M fans on hand. The first bout will be the 175/178 pound Robert Stewart of Lowell, Another outstanding program will be upcoming this Tuesday night at 8:30 o’clock Tor the second Greater – Lowell preliminary. Since the shows have been running smoothly for the past 27 years, many fans are not aware of the gentlemen out in Liberty hail responsible for the efficient handling of bouts. Things start oil with a physical examination by Dr. Harry Ginshurg. of Lowell, and sanctioned by the Slale Boxing Commission.
At first, the consultants report to Jimmy McMullcn, director of boxers. When passed, physi Claurle Boisvert backs Bob Arsei 11109 Lowell ell, Lowell Gloves. Johnny Troy, and including .M and Skcets Seioli, make sure the boys have equipment and that hands and gloves arc bandaged and laced properly. Dick Viau, assisted by Ted Cenakos and Tom Carroll, have the important chore of making sure all is ready and in their proper order for an appearance in the ring –
Tomorrow Boxing New England Golden Cloves Tournament of Champions, finals at Lowell Memorial Auditorium (8:30). They also have to make out boxer lists Tor Announcer Tom Clayton and his assistant Johnny Corbett, as well as or those covering for the press. Perhaps, one of Ihe most important and vital Liberty opening action ropes in 126 pound battle.
Shown in the back row of a picture in the newspaper, he is second from right. The winners were: Front, from left, Allen Beeman, Toka Kahn-Cleary, Luis Rosa, Liz Leddy, Gabriel Duluc; Back row, Coach Art Ramalho, Nick Delomba, Ronald Ellis, Sean Bettencourt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Julian Pollard. (By Julia Malakie, The Lowell Sun) LOWELL, Mass. — The Boston Marathon suspect who died in a…more »
BELT AND MEDAL
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BUCKLE COMES IN W/ BELT
THE MEDAL IS AWESOME
AWESOME HISTORY WITH THE MEDAL
A SEIKO WATCH LIKE SERVICED
EARLY TO MID 1970
49/59.00 US DOLLARS W/0 CLEAN/SERVICE
99.00 TO 109.00 US DOLLARS W/0 CLEAN/SERVICE
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OVER ALL GREAT CONDITION
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THIS ROCKY GRAZIANO MEDALLION LOOKS LIKE IT WAS CARVED
AS YOU MAY BE AWARE
WHILE I DO NOT RECALL
THE QUARTZ WATCH CAME OUT IN 1969
THIS FILM COVERS A SERIES OF FIGHTS
THIS BLACK AND WHITE FILM
MAN YOU THINK YOU
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WHERE FIGHTS WERE HELD
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JAMES ASA GORDON
Asa started boxing when he was 9 training under an old fighter named Leroy. He boxed as a lightweight but his career ended after being injured in World War II. Asa was shot through the right eye and in the right hip. After the war, he focused on coaching, including youth.
I was fortunate to have an awesome coach and friend in James Asa Gordon. Asa was one of the top coaches during the early years of American Full Contact Karate (or American Kickboxing). He trained Jerry Rhome, Jerry Trimble, Joe Corley, Richard Hill, Carl McCallup, Jeff Gripper and many other champions in the art of Boxing.
NOW ASA GAVE THESE TO ROCK FOR HIS NEW CLUB
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FAMOUS BOXING & KICK BOXING COACH & TRAINER *ASA GORDON
Asa started boxing when he was 9 from an old fighter named Leroy. He boxed as a lightweight and his career ended after being injured in World War II. Asa was shot through the right eye and in the right hip. Starting out as a Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Stylist, I sought to develop kicks like the wind.
Watching boxers like Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, I felt that boxers had the best hands. After meeting World Kickboxing Champion, Jeff Gripper, my path was set. Through him, I met the legendary boxing trainer, Asa Gordon. With Asa, I would train with the best of the best in Kickboxing and Boxing.
Being a constant study of martial arts, I would meet fighters of different disciplines and pick up techniques from other arts. I would study Muay Thai and the grappling arts. In the 1990s, Shidokan aired on ESPN and embodied the ultimate test for me as a martial artist. I set my sights on this tournament and found destiny.
Through Shidokan I was able to test myself against some of the best fighters in the business. Through the “Triathlon of Martial Arts” , I was able to see that I was strong enough as the Shidokan is a test one’s spirit and I was triumphant…ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH?! RICHARD TRAMMEL
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ROCK CUSTOM MADE THE PIECE FURTHER DRAWING THE IRE OF TONY PEP, A CAPTAIN IN THE GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY WHO WAS MADE BY JOHN GOTTI ..LEE WAS CONNECTED TO THE GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY & THEY TOOK THIS EPISODE AS ROCK TRYING TO TAKE OVER BOXING IN ATLANTA.
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