Crime: Taping the Mafia

Sam: "Jack, what happened to Pickles two weeks after he broke away from me?"

Jack: "He got killed."

Marty: "The guy in Elizabeth, huh?"

Sam: "Yeah, he was away two weeks. I told him that was what was going to happen to him. So when people don't want to listen . . ."

Marty: "He tried to be a big man?"

The dialogue sounds like a Grade-B gangster movie on late-night television, but the script is from life. It is a chillingly real conversation that took place among three Mafia hoodlums in their hangout. The...

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