They call the Mafia the Outfit in Chicago. I love Chicago gang news. Read the Tribune every day for the gang and Cubs news. This story is one that keeps coming around... Outfit crews dressing up as cops to knock over other bad guys.
Mobsters dressed as cops set up the Valentine's Day Massacre. So this gambit has the Capone seal of approval.
My granddaddy was a bootlegger, so I've been neutral... that is among the cops, the fake cops and the gangsters. They all look the same.
Here's what this Chicago Outfit crew was doing:
The men’s crimes included home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud and prostitution, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said at a news conference after the crew’s bond hearings.
This crew kept things in the family, featuring father/son and husband/wife duos. Now, that's Chicago. These are tough guys, too:
During a home invasion in 2013, Panozzo Sr. sliced off the ear of a victim after he heard the man speaking English after he had claimed that he only spoke Spanish.
Bad guys preying on bad guys!
Whole universes exist outside our understanding. That is, if you are leading a sane life and you obey the law.
I'm retired, so I'm leading a life of virtue. I don't have to connive and lie to make a living. But, I'm looking for a part time job, so that might change.
It's a jungle out there.