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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:11 AM

Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York

Source: Huffington Post

03/14/2019 12:27 am ET

Francesco Cali was shot multiple times outside his Staten Island home.

By Nick Visser

Francesco Cali, believed to be the boss of the notorious Gambino crime family, was killed on Staten Island late Wednesday, the New York Police Department said.

Cali, 53, was shot multiple times outside his home shortly after 9 p.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, an NYPD official told HuffPost.

Authorities are investigating Cali’s death, and some media reports note a blue pickup was seen leaving the scene shortly after the shooting.

Cali reportedly took over the Gambino crime family in 2015, according to a profile in Gang Land News. He was arrested in 2008 as part of a sweeping indictment by the Justice Department against organized crime but has mostly kept a low profile since.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/francesco-cali-gambino-family-killed_n_5c89ce3be4b0fbd76620b1c1









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Reply Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down In New York (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 14 OP
edbermac Mar 14 #1
Historic NY Mar 14 #2
neohippie Mar 14 #8
sfwriter Mar 14 #9
neohippie Mar 14 #10
left-of-center2012 Mar 14 #12
neohippie Mar 14 #15
ancianita Mar 14 #3
TeamPooka Mar 14 #4
RandySF Mar 14 #5
forklift Mar 14 #7
lagomorph777 Mar 14 #14
Rincewind Mar 14 #6
jpak Mar 14 #11
lagomorph777 Mar 14 #13
IronLionZion Mar 14 #16
Historic NY Mar 14 #17
yardwork Mar 14 #18
KPN Mar 14 #19
Judi Lynn Mar 14 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:42 AM

1. Died of lead poisoning, eh?

Last time he’ll tell somebody to go home and get their shinebox.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:49 AM

2. He's really going to have a low profile now.

wonder what mook is taking his place.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:36 AM

8. Are we comfortable tossing out racial slurs here now?

I'm not okay with referring to Italians as mooks, the Irish as micks, the Spanish as spics and so on, just seems offensive and distasteful to me, but maybe some people feel like it's okay to throw that out there and don't consider that others might be offended

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Response to neohippie (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:03 AM

9. FYI, I think the definition has changed.

I checked several dictionaries and the racial slur is, at best, mentioned as historic prior usage.

It is now a term for an idiot or an unpretentious member of the community.

Urban Dictionary:

mook
n. Italian-American short form of malook, motherfucker 1. a person of little social standing, one not worthy of respect. 2. an affectionate term for a regular guy, one who is unpretentious. 3. an incompetent person.

Google:
mook
/mo͝ok/Submit
nounINFORMAL•US
plural noun: mooks
a stupid or incompetent person.
"if you don't want to look like every other mook you need a sartorial trademark"

Merriam-Webster:
mook noun
ˈmük
Definition of mook
slang
: a foolish, insignificant, or contemptible person

OED:
Definition of mook in English:
mook
NOUN
US
informal
A stupid or incompetent person.
‘if you don't want to look like every other mook you need a sartorial trademark’

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:09 AM

10. I'm old enough to remember it as a slur

Since I'm old enough to remember it as a slur, it's meaning hasn't changed for me, and that is enough to offend me it matters not that it's acceptable to anyone else, and since it's being used here to refer to Italians that puts it's sting into context enough for me to take offense.

Perhaps if you grew up hearing this word used as a slur, your mileage might vary

So what you're telling me is that historically it was used as a slur, but now it's acceptable, kind of like corruption used to be abhorrent but now Trump is normalizing that too


Your argument sounds a lot like heritage not hate confederate flag's are okay to me here

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Response to neohippie (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:54 AM

12. I'm 72; never heard of the term 'mook'

So I googled it:

Definition of mook
slang
: a foolish, insignificant, or contemptible person

First Known Use of mook
1930, in the meaning defined above

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mook

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:11 AM

15. Our experiences may be different

https://www.quora.com/What-does-mook-mean-in-Italian


It has no real meaning in Italian. It may have once been an unflattering slang word used to designate Italian-Americans much in the same way that “Mick” was a derisive term for Irish-Americans.

I wouldn’t throw it around in unknown company though.



Here's a good read on what constitutes a slur



https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/on-slurs-a-response/




Keep in mind that at least two features of slurs must be explained. First, how can some be more offensive than others (including those targeting the same group)? And second, why can some of us use slurs without being offensive while others of us cannot? The proposal that slurs are expressions whose occurrences are prohibited purports to explain these features better than views that invoke the content of the word, i.e. their meaning. In fact, appeals to meaning don’t seem to be capable of coherently accommodating either of these features. This point cannot be stressed enough, since several commentators seem to conflate the aim of the original post with an entirely separate aim, namely, imposing standards of political correctness. This was not intended.

Further, the proposal does not claim prohibition exhausts a slur’s content. Rather, the suggestion is that prohibition explains the phenomenon of offense. Slurs may very well carry negative content (even though they need not), but prohibitionism claims that content does not explain, for instance, the variation in offensive potency among slurs.

more at link above



Another link

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mook&page=4


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Mook

A slur used mostly for ignorant Italians.


1)Giovanni, would you shut up you fuckin' mook!

2)Lookidiss fuckin' mook bastid

#italians#morons#ignorance#mean streets#goombas




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:10 AM

3. Mooks'll show up at the funeral. No press allowed, probably.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:23 AM

4. Shot and run over with a car. The Sopranos did it first.

That's how Phil Leotardo died in the finale.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:34 AM

5. Which Trump is going to the funeral?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:48 AM

7. lol n/t

 

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Response to RandySF (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:07 AM

14. Trump "arranged" the funeral; he will not attend.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:47 AM

6. For mobsters,

that's called natural causes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:09 AM

11. This is America

yup

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:07 AM

13. So now Trump is Capo Di Tutti Capi?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:34 AM

16. This still happens?

That's a bold move these days when there are surveillance cameras everywhere and probably some law enforcement watching this guy.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:14 AM

18. Which law enforcement? I wonder who ordered the hit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:20 AM

19. I can think of another mobster I'd be happy to read this about.

In fact, several of them. Oh hell, a bunch.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:21 PM

20. Reputed Gambino crime family boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali shot to death outside his home, probed

Reputed Gambino crime family boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali shot to death outside his home, probed as possible revival of 'mob war': Source

Good Morning America
AARON KATERSKY, JOSH MARGOLIN and BILL HUTCHINSON

Good Morning America March 14, 2019

The reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, once headed by infamous mobster John Gotti, was gunned down in a "well-thought-out execution" outside his New York City home late Wednesday -- sparking an investigation into whether the hit was sanctioned or the revival of a "mob war," sources told ABC News.

. . .

"This was not some fly-by-night thing," a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News. "This was a well-thought-out execution."

. . .

Cali is the first reputed mob boss murdered in New York City in 35 years. He was shot outside his home as many as 10 times by a killer who may have fled the scene in a pickup truck, police said.

. . .

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News that detectives are attempting to determine if Cali's killing signaled the revival of a "mob war." The shooting outside Cali's home, the source said, suggests the killing was meant to send an ominous message.

More:
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/reputed-gambino-crime-family-member-shot-death-outside-052900278--abc-news-topstories.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

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