June 29, 2016   Wednesday

This afternoon, I pre-recorded two ½-hour podcasts for Gary Jenkins’ Gangland Wire, for broadcast two or three weeks from now. Gary is a former long-time Kansas City PD Intelligence Unit detective. In one case his Intel Unit joined forces with the FBI, and it led to the conviction of Mafia leaders in Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee and KC, who had hidden interests in Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts (see

Gary and I discussed "30 Illegal Years To The Strip". His Chicago subscribers requested we discuss the career of Al Capone, which we did for part two. For part one, we talked about the careers of the two bosses who preceded Capone and laid the groundwork for him, “Big Jim” Colosimo and John Torrio, who was even more murderous than Capone.