1960s NEWSREELS
COSA NOSTRA SENATE COMMITTEE LOOKS INTO MAFIA
CROSSFIRE
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10/02/63 A0000036 WASHINGTON -- COSA NOSTRA MEMBER CONTINUES TESTIMONY ON US CRIME.
10/02/63 A0000036 WASHINGTON -- COSA NOSTRA MEMBER CONTINUES TESTIMONY ON US CRIME. WA 10124 "VALACHI" SHOWS: (L) VALACHI, MCCLELLAN, NEWSMEN, 11 FT; (2) SOUND UP VALACHI TESTIFIES, 47 (58FT -- 1:37 SECS) SHOT 10/2/63 CUTS SHOW: SILENT FOOTAGE OF 10/2/63 VALACHI HEARING. MCCLELLAN, (SENATOR) JOHN L - SOF VALACHI, JOSEPH - SOF CRIME AND CRIMINALS - US COSA NOSTRA MAFIA PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS UP - WA / 63 / 16 / NEG
Cosa Nostra
Senate investigations sub committee presents a report on crime in the country in Washington D.C., United States.
Senate sub committee in Washington D.C., United States. A Senate investigations sub committee looks into rising crime in the country and the mafia (or "Cosa Nostra") at a hearing in Washington D.C. Arkansas Senator John McClellan, chair of the committee, is seen. Press and media photographers with cameras pointed at speakers. Attorney General Robert Kennedy presents a report about the activities of mafia including extortion, narcotics leading to increasing crime in the country. Large spectators gather as mafia gangster Joseph Valachi makes an appearance before the committee. Location: Washington DC USA. Date: September 25, 1963.
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1963 UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL 10
HATCH ON ALLEGED TEAMSTERS CORRUPTION (1988)
ORRIN HATCH COMES OUT STRONGLY AGAINST TALK OF THE US GOVERNMENT PUTTING THE INTERNATIONAL TEAMSTERS UNION IN TRUSTEESHIP.
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UNIVERSAL NEWSREELS
SENATE HEARING ON ORGANIZED CRIME (1988)
SENATORS JOHN GLENN AND GEORGE MITCHELL SPEAK DURING A SENATE HEARING LOOKING INTO ORGANIZED CRIME.
10/01/63 A0000039 WASHINGTON -- FORMER GANGSTER TESTIFIES ON COSA NOSTRA INITIATION CEREMONY
10/01/63 A0000039 WASHINGTON -- FORMER GANGSTER TESTIFIES ON COSA NOSTRA INITIATION CEREMONY WA 10121 "ADD VALACHI" SHOWS: (1) PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AND VALACHI, 8 FT; (2) VALACHI TESTIFIES SOF, 96 (104FT --2:54 SECS) CUTS SHOW SILENT FOOTAGE AFTERNOON SESSION ALL SILENT CUTS FROM MORNING SESSION VALACHI, JOSEPH - SOF PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS COSA NOSTRA MAFIA CRIME AND CRIMINALS - US UP - WA / 16 / NEG
NEWSREELS
"COSA NOSTRA". SENATE COMMITTEE LOOKS INTO MAFIA MCCLELLAN SUB COMMITTEE
[Short set: Matteo Massina Denaro arrested]
1990s NEWS
INTERVIEW Rober Lipsyte: Andrew Cooper, some people say it's self evident some people say as paranoia. Is there a clear responsibility for drugs in the black community right now? Stanley Crouch 9:36 Well, I think that you have a I believe a lot of things at work at the same time, every one of them is that you have you have an overworked police force, you have a very long and complex antipathy that exists between the police and the black community that has had often to do with very badly handled police work, which means that that the community which should be the major agent of assistance, to the to the police has not always been had a greater confidence in the police. So for for a number of years, black criminals have actually been able to use the the the, as the cliche goes the downside of community police relations to justify their position saying that there's some kind of rebel against white authority et cetera to resist the white man is these people coming in afterwards because then that's putting up with this, they're not going to accept the failure that the white society is imposing on them and cetera. And and for a while that worked. But I think that it has now become such an incredibly terrible problem that people have to look at something like what Jesse Jackson was saying, which when he was on the campaign in 1988, and always got an incredible response from the community was he said, Look, we have to face something, we now use one of his rhymed homilies, we now face more deaths from Northern dope than we ever did from Southern rope. And he went on to say that the the, the community was gonna have to demand decency, it was gonna have to essentially community people were gonna have to take back their community. Robert Lipsyte 11:08 Look, let's step back for a moment. Les I mean, Southern southern rope was was policy was northern dope policy. I mean, was there an imposition of dope on the black community from the white establishment Les Payne 11:23 Andy Cooper raised that point. And I think that it's a good one to raise because I think we need to keep in mind with the history of some of these things were. And as you mentioned, I did in fact, work on a drug series, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974, which is also in book form a thing called the heroin trail. And what we did essentially, is that we went to Turkey, we went to France, we went to Germany went to all along each step of the trail. And one of the interesting things that I found is that all along the way, people would say, when they were asked, Why are you contributing to this great drug menace that at that point, this is 1972, was wrecking the lives of youngsters in Harlem? And they would say, it's not our problem. It's an American problem. We don't have a drug problem in Istanbul, we don't have a drug problem in Munich. We don't have a drug problem in Motzei. And therefore, it's your problem. And what similarly was happening in this country is that the white community did not have a drug problem. So I think there's something into what and what Andy Cooper was saying. I think also what he said was that the dominant society, which is a law enforcement in cahoots with underworld type did not inhibit, I think it is true that they did not inhibit I would go a little half step beyond that and say that there was evidence circumstantial, though it is that not only did it not inhibited, but it profited from every level. If you read the Knapp Commission report, and you go back and find that police. Narco units, by the way, were taken money from drug pushers along with pimps, etc. So there was at least a juxtaposition of law enforcement people profiting from what the mafia up until a certain point was doing. And one last point I would like to make because it's often talked about these days people say that quote that Andy Cooper mentioned, was from Puzo's book fiction in the movie, The Godfather, total fiction, if I may I rent I'd like to read up just a short piece from from from our findings. There was a meeting in August 1972 of the cosa nostra leaders who met on Staten Island, the home of a man named Johnny Johnny Dalessio. It was the Don Carlo Gambino was there as well and this is not fiction. The thrust of the discussion reportedly was that they should take baby in the cosa nostra should take control of narcotics both to provide income for younger not wealthy family members, and also to take drugs out of the suburbs and confine them to the ghetto. When they ran it for 30 years. This is one federal law enforcement sources told us quote when they ran it, because an officer for 30 years it never got sold near a school or in the suburbs. You want to listen to them on wiretaps. He said they say what are they doing to our boys in Vietnam selling them heroin and and this is a quote that is precisely what Puzo was alluded to accept this as fact, it was picked up by the Federal wiretap the stuff belongs in the ghetto that was the position of the Cosa Nostra
LUCHESE GRAND JURY (COSA NOSTRA)
ORIG. NEG. 375 FT. SOF MAG INTERVIEW WITH LUCHESE'S LAWYER, RICHARD J. BURKE. DENIES HIS CLIENT IS A MAFIA MEMBER. LS OF COURT HOUSE. CI: GEOGRAPHIC - NEW YORK, NEW YORK. PERSONALITIES - BURKE, RICHARD J. BUILDINGS - COURT HOUSE.
Debate of the collective Maffia No A Vita Iè in Luri
CRACKDOWN ON GENOVESE CRIME FAMILY (6/11/1996)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, police, and federal prosecutors hold news conference following the arrest of 17 alleged members of the Genovese crime family overnight in New York City.
Political Tuesday. France 2022: [issue of June 14, 2022]
SENATE HEARING ON ORGANIZED CRIME (1988)
A SENATE HEARING SHINES A LIGHT ON ORGANIZED CRIME.
10/01/63 A0000023 WASHINGTON -- FORMER COSA NOSTRA MEMBER CONTINUES TESTIMONY BEFORE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
10/01/63 A0000023 WASHINGTON -- FORMER COSA NOSTRA MEMBER CONTINUES TESTIMONY BEFORE SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE WA10118 "VALACHI" SHOWS: (1) SEVERAL SCENES VALACHI ENTERS HEARING ROOM, SITS, COMMITTEE, 20 SECS; (2) SOUND UP, CU, VALACHI Q&A, 2:00. (84FT -- 2:20 SECS) SHOT 10/1/63 VALACHI, JOSEPH - SOF CRIME AND CRIMINALS - US COSA NOSTRA MAFIA - US MUSKIE, (SENATOR) EDMUND S JACKSON (SENATOR) HENRY M JAVITS (SENATOR) JACOB MCCLELLAN, (SENATOR) JOHN L PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS UP - WA / 84 / 16 / NEG
SENATE HEARING ON ORGANIZED CRIME (1988)
A SENATE HEARING SHINES A LIGHT ON ORGANIZED CRIME.
0/16/63 A0000276 AVS REEL MERIDIAN TAPE # 33 NEW YORK -- COSA NOSTRA LEADER JOSEPH VALACHI ARRIVES UNDER HEAVY GUARD AND TESTIFIES.
0/16/63 A0000276 AVS REEL MERIDIAN TAPE # 33 NEW YORK -- COSA NOSTRA LEADER JOSEPH VALACHI ARRIVES UNDER HEAVY GUARD AND TESTIFIES. NX 28288 "VALACHI - NEW YORK " SHOWS VALACHI AT CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING, POLICE ON ROOFS WITH MACHINE GUNS, VALACHI TALKING OATH - EXACT SPOT SHEET IN FILE. 28FT -- SHOT 10/16/63) CUTS CRIME AND CRIMINALS - US GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS - NEW YORK - NEW YORK - QUEENS CRIMINAL COURT VALACHI, JOSEPH COSA NOSTRA POLICE - NEW YORK - NEW YORK MAFIA - US ALLALOUF / 50 / 16 / NEG
Return ticket: [issue of May 29
The Massimu Susini collective in Sicily for the 30th anniversary of Judge Falconeā€™s restoration
Mafia Bust (03/14/1996)
They arrived with FBI escorts to have their day in court. Men the feds say are involved in the most significant organized crime family in the United States. Mobsters they claim htey've been trying to bust for years. SOT These four men among seventeen of Detroit La Cosa Nostra crime family indicted today. They were arrested right here, in South Florida this morning. SOT The men arrested here ...they include infiltrating Las Vegas casinos, plotting murders and beatings, and corrupting officials.