By Richard Stratton
Richard Stratton was once the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw tradition on a visit to Mexico, he observed his look for a joint morph right into a thrill-filled dope run smuggling pounds around the border in his automobile door. He grew to become a member of the Hippie Mafia, touring the area to maintain the USA excessive, dwelling the underground existence whereas embracing the hippie credo, rejecting difficult medicines in want of marijuana and cannabis. With cameos via Whitey Bulger and Norman Mailer, Smuggler’s Blues tells Stratton’s event whereas centering on his final years as he travels from manhattan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to resource and smuggle high-grade hash in the middle of civil battle, from the Caribbean to the backwoods of Maine, and from the Chelsea inn to the Plaza as his fortunes upward thrust and fall. the entire whereas he's being pursued by means of his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his sturdy company practices.
A true-crime tale that reads like fiction, Smuggler’s Blues is a psychedelic highway journey via overseas drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the conflict on weed. As colossal Marijuana emerges, it brings to bright existence an immense bankruptcy in pot’s cultural history.
By Luciano Mirone
By Felia Allum
The equipped crime workforce that dominates a lot of the socioeconomic lifetime of modern Naples, the Camorra, is geared up by way of kinfolk and geography, and it truly is notoriously the main violent, fractious, and disorganized mafia in Italy. The Camorra controls neighborhood extortion rackets, the drug and counterfeit trades, and different criminal and illicit actions in addition to wielding enormous political effect all through Naples and its environs. Felia Allum has been studying the Camorra for two decades, and in The Invisible Camorra she finds a shocking alteration in Camorra habit while operatives reside outdoor the Neapolitan base. while gang participants flow clear of Naples, having been pressured out via extreme policing and gang festival, they're attracted by means of company possibilities that, customarily, slot in with their traditional actions. after they movement to different components of Western Europe and are accordingly not criminals just by advantage of "mafia organization" as they're in Italy, they develop into principally invisible. Gang contributors steer clear of the unbelievable deployment of violence, they merge quietly into neighborhood lifestyles, they retain themselves to themselves, and, whilst priceless, use valid neighborhood actors reminiscent of legal professionals and accountants to extra their monetary overall healthiness.
Allum has developed a meticulous description and research of Camorra actions out of the country. to construct bills of the Camorra in Germany and the Netherlands, France, Spain, and the uk, she has interviewed investigating magistrates, law enforcement officials, and confessed criminals; performed giant mining of Italian and ecu police facts; and made vast use of judicial investigations, courtroom files and transcripts in addition to of journalistic debts. the result's the 1st systematic research of the in another country actions of this significant legal organization.
By Alex Caine,Jonas de Vries
DE GEWELDDADIGE OPKOMST VAN EEN MOTORBENDE
'We are the folk our mom and dad warned us about'
'In het voorjaar van 2014 gebeurde waar politie en justitie al langer bang voor waren. De gevreesde Bandidos zetten voet op Nederlandse bodem en kondigden meteen aan minstens vier chapters op te richten. Welke rol gaan de Bandidos in de oververhitte Nederlandse motorscene spelen? Wat zegt de historie van deze membership over hun toekomst in ons land? Kunnen politie en justitie leren van de fouten die hun collega's wereldwijd maakten in pogingen de onderlinge oorlogen te beslechten en verder bloedvergieten te voorkomen?'
- John van den Heuvel, misdaadverslaggever
De Bandidos zijn, samen met de Outlaws en de Hells Angels (hun grootste vijand), een van de meest beruchte motorclubs ter wereld. De bende is in de jaren 60 in Texas ontstaan maar inmiddels wereldwijd actief, ook in Nederland. De motorclub haalde meteen al het nieuws.
Alex Caine wist te infiltreren in deze membership en werkte drie jaar lang als undercoveragent. Hij weet daardoor als geen ander het gewelddadige ontstaan en de terreur, die de wereldwijde groei veroorzaakt heeft, te beschrijven. Aan de hand van het bloedbad in Shedden, Ontario, laat Caine zien dat de Bandidos alles behalve een onschuldige motorbende is.
By Jerry J Lobdill
The homicide created a sensation in El Paso, and over the process the research, arrests, and court docket court cases, the case drew extra court spectators than any case within the background of the city—even to the current day. The El Paso Morning occasions and the competing El Paso usher in lined the case largely, publishing approximately a hundred and forty articles approximately it within the 9 months it took to convict the hit guy.
Strangely, co-conspirators who have been evidently accountable and who have been indicted with the hit guy have been disregarded prior to the top of the case, and a 3rd co-conspirator used to be by no means indicted.
After the conviction of the hit guy the case used to be closed and never one other note approximately it used to be released, even supposing not anyone denied that it was once a conspiracy-to-murder case, and there has been no excuse for disregarding the 2 males who escaped.
The pushed aside males and the unindicted co-conspirator have been defined within the newspapers as popular cattlemen. The widow of the sufferer, who were so actively engaged in pursuit of justice, surprisingly introduced that she wouldn't pursue the case additional after the hit guy was once convicted.
So the case used to be filed away and forgotten for almost a hundred years.
In 2011 i found this situation whereas tracing the lives of 2 of the people who have been indicted within the case. those males were participants of the murder-for-hire association shaped by means of the outdated West murderer, “Deacon” Jim Miller. whilst Miller used to be lynched in April 1909, it used to be regularly assumed that the omnipresent fake witnesses he known as in his trials simply disappeared from historical past at the moment. even though, right here they have been as co-conspirators in a surprising agreement homicide 8 years later, and no-one looked as if it would discover who they honestly have been. And their id remained unknown till I exposed the case.
Last educate to El Paso offers an in-depth forensic examine of the case and unravels the tangled net that used to be so expertly spun through the principals involved.
By Rita Zecher
By Jörg. H. Trauboth
Doch bei der nächsten Rettungsaktion von zwei deutschen Geiseln, die im Nordirak vom Islamischen Staat (IS) entführt wurden, verlässt das Glück die drei Unzertrennlichen. Die perfekt geplante Operation Eagle wird verraten. Die Bundeskanzlerin und ihr Krisenstab in Berlin werden in einer Video-Live-Schaltung Zeugen der Katastrophe, in der Marc, Thomas und Tim nur knapp dem Tod entkommen. Die Jagd des Bundeskriminalamtes nach dem Verräter beginnt. Das KSK gerät politisch unter Beschuss.
Die drei Kommandobrüder quittieren ihren Dienst und beginnen einen neuen task als Sicherheitsbegleiter bei einer Kölner Drogerie-Kette. Aber der IS-Terror lässt sie auch hier nicht los: Als der Unternehmersohn Johannes Ericson und seine Lebensgefährtin Karina Marie vom IS entführt und die deutsche Regierung erpresst werden, sind die drei Brüder wieder gefordert. Es beginnt ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit.
Mit Drei Brüder hat Jörg H. Trauboth mehr als einen Roman geschrieben, indem er vor aktuellem politischen Terror-Hintergrund sein überragendes Wissen als Krisenmanager, Militär- und Terrorexperte einbringt und damit auf Anhieb einen Deutschland-Thriller der Extraklasse vorlegt. In einer tale sagt er geradezu hellseherisch voraus, was once der islamistische Terror mit uns macht und welche Antworten notwendig sind.
By LK Lewis
By Gerard Ouimette
Uncovered listed here are the proof depicting our Federal Justice approach at its absolute worst, contrasted opposed to the author's stern caution to kids who're enamored with equipped crime, to stick AWAY.
The writer, transforming into up within the Federal Hill portion of windfall, Rhode Island in a strict Catholic relations, was once uncovered to an inadvertent boot camp kind training for a lifestyles and occupation within the Mafia. The Federal Hill surroundings within the 1950's and 1960's was once a breeding floor for gangsters. windfall was once the hub of recent England's Mafia; and the treachery, violence and disloyalty that at last tore it aside. This e-book tells the whole gruesome fact, sparing no one.
The writer has spent over forty five years in criminal, the sufferer of police, prosecutors and judge's corruption and fabrication of proof and testimony, that has for the reason that all been disproven. Elizabeth DiCarlo, the author's first spouse, now runs an AA classification in windfall. Enrolled within the classification was once a retired urban of windfall police detective. whilst requested "Why did you body Gerard?", he spoke back "It used to be the one method shall we get him."
This paintings is the main sincere and enjoyable tale to ever pop out of the annals of geared up crime within the United States.