In light of the recent violence perpetrated by ISIS, Reuters has brought attention to some comments made in 2012 by Giovanni Gambino who claimed that the Mafia could better protect New York City than the police.
“They often act too late or fail to see a complete picture of what’s happening due to a lack of ‘human intelligence,’” Giovanni Gambino, the son of a New York mob boss, told NBC News. “The Mafia has a bad reputation, but much of that’s undeserved. As with everything in life, there are good, bad and ugly parts – the rise of global terrorism gives the Mafia a chance to show its good side.”
Gambino is the son of infamous mobster John Gambino of the Gambino crime family, one of the Five Families of the New York Mafia.
“The world is dangerous today, but people living in New York neighborhoods with Sicilian connections should feel safe,” Gambino said. “We make sure our friends and families are protected from extremists and terrorists, especially the brutal, psychopathic organization that calls itself the Islamic State.”
[Reuters] [International Business Times]