Cold War

Cold War

How Organized Crime Works in Canada and Why It's Just About to Get More Violent

Book - 2015
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Organized crime in Canada has long been dominated by the Hells Angels and their friends in the Rizzuto crime family. Over the years, they have brought many street gangs into their alliance, most notably the Indian Posse, many sets of the Crips, the Independent Soldiers and the Red Scorpions. The key to their allegiance is that, through a variety of sources, the Hells Angels and the Rizzutos could always get the commodities-marijuana, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, cash, steroids, women-that fed organized crime. But their strong-arm tactics have always created an opposition-the Cotroni family, the Musitanos, the Outlaws, the Bandidos, the Rock Machine-all less familiar names to Canadians. And the opposition is now standing up to the stalwart Canadian kingpins.

Canada's crime families, bikers and youth gangs are waging a war for supremacy across Canada, and innocent Canadians often get in the way. In Cold War, bestselling author Jerry Langton writes the history of the rivalries, the current tensions and the build-up of anti-Hells Angels/Rizzuto family forces in Canada. In unprecedented detail, Langton outlines the risk and the fallout of Canada's true-crime cold war.

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781443432559
Branch Call Number: 364. 1060971 LAN
Characteristics: 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.


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Mar 25, 2015

pretty detailed history of organized crime in Canada, mostly covers bikers.
We have a very lax revolving door judicial system. These guys avoid prosecution on technicalities and when they are prosecuted, it's for short prison terms and then they get released even sooner, just to go back to their crime until they're caught again or killed. The vicious circle.
Sadly, they left out the biggest gang in organized crime, The Politicians.

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