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#22 - poniesnstuff (06/30/2013) [-]
These were real gangsters
#139 to #22 - anon (06/30/2013) [-]
To everyone commenting in this thread, the only real difference between modern and old gangsters is that the old gangsters were more organised and were about business. Today, it's more about the fun of it. The old ones did it because that was without a doubt the best way they could provide for their families.
User avatar #25 to #22 - reginleif (06/30/2013) [-]
They were just better dressed, nothing about them was any more honorable or cleaner than the gangsters today.
#213 to #25 - anon (06/30/2013) [-]
i think not wearing >XXXL shirts makes you more honorable
#192 to #25 - gerfox (06/30/2013) [-]
"I said that I would see you because I had heard that you were a serious man, to be treated with respect. But I must say no to you and let me give you my reasons. It's true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn't be so friendly if they knew my business was drugs instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice. But drugs, that's a dirty business."
User avatar #158 to #25 - greenstrongworld (06/30/2013) [-]
I believe that having pants that cover your butt is honorable.
User avatar #70 to #25 - jimmiesberustled (06/30/2013) [-]
Exactly, fashion sense is essential when you wanted to be a respected individual of the criminal community.
User avatar #30 to #25 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
They ran it like a business, with moral codes and obligations. Gangs today will off someone in their own gang. You look at the mafia, being in the family means no one in the family is gonna **** with you unless the Don orders it.
User avatar #82 to #30 - latinotornado (06/30/2013) [-]
what the **** are you talking about? Al Capone killed people of his own gang dozens of times. Trust is very low when it comes to those businesses.
User avatar #83 to #82 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
Only if they ****** up. He killed those people because they disrespected the family.
User avatar #85 to #83 - latinotornado (06/30/2013) [-]
no, no i'm afraid your wrong. Well, your right in that of course he killed them if they did that, but he would kill people out of paranoia. If he had a rumor that someone was cuttin ******** on his runs he would have them beaten and killed in an alleyway. ALL gangsters did this. Just because they dressed nicer didn't mean **** . That was just the fashion back then. Hell, look at the cartels back then, it's just as bad as it is now.
User avatar #86 to #85 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
Well that was Capone, he was a paranoid ************ . Now Bugsy, there was a smart guy...you know...until Capone killed him.
User avatar #88 to #86 - latinotornado (06/30/2013) [-]
All the big time gangsters were like that man. Sorry to tell you this now, but gangsters have always been brutal ******* . Al Capone, Mickey Cohen, Arnold Rothstein (him not so much).
User avatar #89 to #88 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
Oh trust me I know this all too well, my great grandmother was Capones ******* maid.
#126 to #89 - doubleac (06/30/2013) [-]
Intriguing. Stories?
User avatar #91 to #89 - latinotornado (06/30/2013) [-]
Damn, that's pretty cool for a family tree. My uncle used to run with Cartels in Colombia.
User avatar #31 to #30 - reginleif (06/30/2013) [-]
They had a moral code, but they pretty much only kept the part about keeping their mouth shut, and even then they gave that up after the RICO act.

They sold drugs, backstabbed each other and lied to each other like any other gang really.
User avatar #33 to #31 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
Well yes. But look at the idiots nowadays, teens with 9mms.
User avatar #43 to #33 - reginleif (06/30/2013) [-]
well I'll agree with you there somewhat, your local crime gangs are ******* jokes.

But there is plenty of modern organized criminal groups today which put even the mafia to shame in how much they earn and how they operate.

My thoughts on this is, to be a GOOD gangster, you had to hide the fact that you were a gangster, which many of the older school mafioso's did VERY well.

Not the famous ones like Gotti, but the guys who owned their own blue collar businesses during the day.

Today's gangsters make it too obvious what they are with their dress and their permanent body alterations.
User avatar #78 to #43 - holycrapimacupcake (06/30/2013) [-]
Exactly, you look at Capone, Bugsy Malone, they all hid it very well, only the cops, and thejudges really knew about them, and that was because they had them in their pockets.
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