Joseph Colombo ////// 72 &73

Joseph Colombo ////// 72 &73 

Being the leader of one of New York's five crime families does not come without problems. Joseph Colombo was the boss of the Colombo mafia but he was also a family man and a community leader. Coming up through the ranks was tough though. Joseph's father was killed by a rival gang when he was just a teenager. In 1970 he created the Italian-American Civil Rights League. Joe arranged for the community to picket against J Edgar Hoover and the FBI as they harassed and used questionable tactics to arrest Italian-Americans. In 1971 Colombo was gunned down at a rally in one of the most publicized assassinations in New York's history. The shooter was quickly hand cuffed and shot in front of police. Jerome Johnson shot Colombo but who shot Johnson? Was it the police, was it one of Colombo's men or was it the FBI? Author and director Don Capria joins us in the garage to discuss the biggest conspiracy in New York mafia history. 

Beer of the week - Green Diamonds by Other Half Brewing Company 
Garage Grade - 4 out of 5 bottle caps

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4 comments

  • Brian

    Brian Delaware

    The first part of the Joe Colombo show disappeared from my queue any ideas what happened?

    The first part of the Joe Colombo show disappeared from my queue any ideas what happened?

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    check the feed section in your podcast app Captain

    check the feed section in your podcast app

    Captain

  • Kurt

    Kurt Modesto, CA

    Deep talk radio Network must have done a repeat, i just heard about your show, and this was the first broadcast of it... but i couldnt get enough of it. The interview was over the top and wish you gave it more than 4 bottle caps. Its clear since the show was orig done, the CIA dumped a bunch of material. One of the revelations, not new to some, was the MK Ultra program... ((mind control, i.e. manchurian candidates))... and it was the first thing that jumped out when i was listening to the guest trying to figure out how the shooting all went down with all the questions around it. There was no "tin foil hat" in his conclusion... its all been validated. A book worth owning Kurtmendonca@yahoo.com PS- glad i found ya guys

    Deep talk radio Network must have done a repeat, i just heard about your show, and this was the first broadcast of it... but i couldnt get enough of it. The interview was over the top and wish you gave it more than 4 bottle caps. Its clear since the show was orig done, the CIA dumped a bunch of material. One of the revelations, not new to some, was the MK Ultra program... ((mind control, i.e. manchurian candidates))... and it was the first thing that jumped out when i was listening to the guest trying to figure out how the shooting all went down with all the questions around it.

    There was no "tin foil hat" in his conclusion... its all been validated. A book worth owning

    Kurtmendonca@yahoo.com

    PS- glad i found ya guys

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thanks Kurt and yes that's a great book. Cheers Nic

    Thanks Kurt and yes that's a great book.
    Cheers Nic

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