Why did Italians create large mobs in New York and Chicago?
- 2 months agoFavourite answer
Because in Sicily farmers and communities paid gangs of men to protect their property from criminals, however as happens many times in history, these gangs later turned on the people they were meant to protect; this is the earliest form of "racketeering". Gangs and miafas became numerous in Sicily. Those Italians that moved to the US brought elements of this lifestyle into the US, similar to how cartels from Mexico brought their lifestyle into the US today.
- Kid MohawkLv 52 months ago
They went where the money was and where there were people fresh off the boat to exploit.
- JohnLv 72 months ago
A racist against Italians? Say it ain't so.
- Actual LlewenLv 42 months ago
They were ENABLED by MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of Italian Immigrants who kow towed to them, thought what they were doing was normal, and refused to go to the police about them.
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- PaladinLv 72 months ago
because that was where they lived