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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Mob Used Double-Decker Coffins To Hide Murder Victims
I just thought this was a cool story
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- An undertaker aligned with the mob came up with a novel way to hide murder victims -- burying them in "double-decker" coffins underneath legitimate clients of his funeral parlor, according to a published report. A senior member of the DeCavalcante crime family, Carlo Corsentino of Elizabeth, who lived to be more than 100 years old, came up with the idea to dispose of those who didn't match his longevity. Testifying in a criminal trial in Manhattan, mob turncoat Anthony Rotondo told jurors the heavy weight of the coffins often surprised pall bearers. "The (crime) family would put the body of the murdered victim below the regular customer, thus disappearing forever," Rotondo explained to prosecutor Michael McGovern. "There would be six grown men carrying someone's 80-pound grandmother, and they looked like they were having a problem." The testimony came during the murder conspiracy trial of Girolamo "Jimmy" Palermo, a reputed acting boss of the DeCavalcante family, whose members claim to be the inspiration behind "The Sopranos" TV show. Rotondo, who has pleaded guilty to two gangland hits, said Corsentino and other old-time mobsters began using the coffins in the 1920s and '30s "when there were a lot of mob murders committed."
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 10/07/2003 3:26:15 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day accept this justice as gift on my daughter's wedding day."

Looks like Don Vito called in that favor.
Posted by: Steve || 10/07/2003 15:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would Danny Devito need a favor?

Hey, there would be plenty of extra room in his coffin.

Would the family of the 80 year old grandmother get a reduced rate?
Posted by: Super Hose || 10/07/2003 17:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Family thought they were going to blame it on Mcdonalds too.
Posted by: Bill || 10/07/2003 17:32 Comments || Top||

#4  "There would be six grown men carrying someone’s 80-pound grandmother, and they looked like they were having a problem."

...whose members claim to be the inspiration behind "The Sopranos" TV show.


"She's dead to me."
Posted by: Raj || 10/07/2003 18:43 Comments || Top||

#5  This makes that company that sells "plus size" coffins look a bit sinister, doesn't it?
Posted by: Robert Crawford || 10/07/2003 18:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Tell the Israelis to send this clip over to Yasshole under "food for thought".
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/07/2003 19:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Yet another case of life imitating art... Eric Von Lustbader had just such a scenario in one of his novels (I forget which one it was), where the denizens of a mob-owned funeral parlor rubbed out two members of a rival gang, embalmed them and stuck the corpses under the false bottoms of caskets. Somebody in the DeCavalcante crime family must have been a fan of the above-named author...
Posted by: Joe || 10/07/2003 21:00 Comments || Top||


Men Get Own Kindergarten While Women Shop
German women fed up with their partners' grumbling on weekend shopping trips can now dump them at a special kindergarten for men offering beer and entertainment. "The women are issued a receipt for their partners when they hand them in and can pick them up again when they return it to us later," Alexander Stein, manager of the 'Nox Bar' in the northern city of Hamburg told Reuters on Tuesday. The men are given a name badge on arrival and for 10 euros ($11.80) they get two beers, a hot meal, televised football and games.
Now that's a deal!
Stein said the idea for the Saturday afternoon men's creche, or "Maennergarten," came from a female customer who thought it would be a good way of getting shot of her husband so she could shop in peace. "She found it all too stressful and thought this might be the solution. Both were very happy with the way it turned out.
I shop much better with my wife when we don't see each other till she's done..
"Last week the men had a remote control car to play with. Next week there's going to be a mini racetrack," said Stein. They are also offering a drilling workshop. "It beats sitting around in shoe shops, that's for sure," one man told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.
We have something like this here, they're called "Hooters".
Posted by: Steve || 10/07/2003 12:50:11 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Next step it too combine the mini racetrack with a Hooters. Every time you complete a lap you get flashed!
Posted by: Charles || 10/07/2003 13:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Strikes me as a little condescending.
Posted by: Atrus || 10/07/2003 15:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Charles, obviously there were hookers - see the "Drilling Workshop"?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2003 18:09 Comments || Top||


Britain
Killed in wedding dress
A BRIDE-TO-BE was stabbed to death by a cousin as she dressed for her wedding — after some family members disapproved of her groom. Sahjda Bibi, 21, was butchered 22 times with a kitchen knife in her bedroom. Killer Rafaqat Hussain, 38, struck when the groom arrived at the house — then fled and was on a flight to Pakistan within three hours, a jury heard yesterday.
Ohfergawdsake.
Prosecutor Timothy Raggatt QC told Birmingham Crown Court: "A young Muslim girl was to marry an older man with a less than pristine background as far as some of her family were concerned. There was tension and strife within that family and the plan to murder that young woman was hatched.
"Shaukat! The brazen hussy must be killed!"
"You're right, Chaudry. It's a matter of family honor. His brother killed a second cousin by marriage of my uncle Mahmoud's."
"And I've heard that one of his fourth cousins is married to someone who's not a Bugti!"
"That's right. I've heard that, too. And the cake! Chocolate for a wedding cake?"
"Fatimah! Where's my good knife?"
"Within a few moments what should have been a very happy day was shattered in the most brutal fashion."
Ummm... Yasss. Being butchered would tend to ruin your day, even if you weren't getting married...
Machine operator Hussain had arrived for the celebrations in Alum Rock, Birmingham, from his home in Camberley, Surrey, with £1,000, the knife and two passports, the court heard.
Nothing out of the ordinary there...
He was driven to Heathrow by cousin Tafarak Hussain who played a key part the plot, it was claimed.
Driving the getaway car's a key part...
Rafaqat Hussain returned to the UK and admitted murder at an earlier hearing. Tafarak Hussain, 25, denies murder. The trial continues.
"Nope. Nope. It wudn't murder. It was... ummm... something else."
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 10/07/2003 14:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another fine example of the religon of peace. Savages.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 10/07/2003 14:43 Comments || Top||

#2  It sure was honorable the way he skulked off and fled the country in such haste. Yes, sir, lots of honor was preserved and demonstrated here today by bravely running away.
Posted by: Dar || 10/07/2003 15:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I hope all the men involved in this action receive virgins in paradise modeled after this american bride.
Posted by: Superhose || 10/07/2003 15:22 Comments || Top||

#4  The fucker stabbed her 22 times.

And her "sin"? The groom was divorced.
Posted by: growler || 10/07/2003 16:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Sahjda Bibi, 21, was butchered 22 times with a kitchen knife in her bedroom.

Butchered 22 times? The first butchering wasn't enough?
Posted by: Steve White || 10/07/2003 16:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Does the Koran require multiple passports?
Posted by: Robert Crawford || 10/07/2003 16:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Why are the moslems in the UK going bonkers all at once? Per capita the moslem population in teh UK must have an incredible rate of violence going on in Britain.
Posted by: Superhose || 10/07/2003 16:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Superhose -- we're not supposed to notice things like that. You know, when an identifiable sub-culture has violence rates completely out of line with the rest of society? We're just supposed to walk on by, acting like we didn't see anything and we're all equally guilty.
Posted by: Robert Crawford || 10/07/2003 18:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Fled to Pakistan? No shit???
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/07/2003 18:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh, Robert, I forgot. Racial statistics are only allowed for college admissions and employment. Actually, because Pakastanis are caucasian, you could use the honor killing spree to offset any Abnormal violence statistics in teh West Indian community.
Posted by: Super Hose || 10/07/2003 19:11 Comments || Top||

#11  What ever happened to the honorable muslims that stab the bride through the heart and walks out claiming that "Honor" has been restored? Did they all die when we bombed the Taliban and Al-Queada?
Posted by: Charles || 10/07/2003 19:20 Comments || Top||

#12  Gee, didn't that post about murder stats yesterday say the best way to avoid getting murdered was avoid arguments? Looks like Muslim women should avoid family altogether.
Posted by: Dar || 10/07/2003 19:41 Comments || Top||

#13  Looks like Muslim women should avoid family altogether

I see a grant.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/07/2003 20:07 Comments || Top||

#14  Again, with apologies to Bulldog who has accused me of being Xenophobic--THIS HAPPENED IN THE UK--not Phrawnce! The UK has a bigger problem with Islamofascists than France does--they've contained it-- Britain lets them go about their business. There will be a Londistan b4 there is a Parisdad
Posted by: Not Mike Moore || 10/07/2003 20:53 Comments || Top||

#15  par for the course. Our friends from the middle-east enlighten us with their cultural mores once again.
Posted by: Jarhead || 10/07/2003 21:42 Comments || Top||

#16  NMM - Britain "lets them go about their business"? That's why they're in court facing murder charges then, right? And if you're claiming British police didn't prevent the murder - we don't have minority report technology yet, I'm afraid. By definition, all murders tend to go about their business for a while, irrespective of religion. And do you really think that France's nightmarish Algerian ghettos are some kind of satisfactory "containment"?
Posted by: Bulldog || 10/08/2003 4:43 Comments || Top||


Europe
Vengeful gang beats up wrong target
As many as 15 Pakistani-Norwegian teenagers attacked a 31-year-old man outside his flat Monday night.
Ya, sure! The very thought of Pakistani-Norwegian teenagers takes my breath away...
They thought he was a journalist who'd written a provocative guide about how to have sex with young Muslim women. It was all a case of mistaken identity, however. The hapless victim simply had the same name as the journalist who'd written the guide, Baard Torgersen.
"Oops. Sorry. Our bad..."
The teenage gang did take the trouble to question his identity when they confronted him on the stairs leading up to his flat in Oslo. "They asked whether I was Baard Torgersen," he told newspaper Aftenposten. "I said that was me, and then they asked to see my driver's license."
"Yew got any witnesses yew're yew, infidel?"
After they examined it, they asked for even more ID, and then spotted a discount card in his wallet for the publication "Natt & Dag" (Night and Day), which coincidentally had published the guide that had angered the Pakistani-Norwegian boys. That set them off, with flying fists battering both Torgersen and a neighbour who happened to arrive on the scene as the fight went on.
"Batter the infidel!"
The gang had fled by the time police arrived at the scene. The Baard Torgersen who actually wrote the sex guide declined to comment on the incident. His editor, however, claimed the article that the teenage gang found so offensive was meant to launch a debate on sexual liberation among Muslim women in Norway. "There will be fewer mixed marriages in Norway," said editor Gaute Drevdal of Natt & Dag. "If we don't do something now, there will be more ghettoes forming."
Now, I've been to Norway. I've walked the streets of Oslo on a nice day, and I came away with the sore neck to prove it. There are more good-looking women per capita in Norway than anyplace I've ever been in the world. Why would Norwegian men pass them up for some drab in a burka?
Drevdal claimed Norway is a society where "sex comes before romance and romance comes before marriage."
"Ya, sure! I been thinkin' of settlin' down. Want to go for a test drive?"
"Why, Ole! That's so romantic!"
"We're two thirds of the way there!"
A local Pakistani-Norwegian comedian, Shabana Rehman, said the guide may be considered "vulgar" but it also is important. "The main question here is accessibility and sexual control," Rehman said. "The role of men is changing and it's interesting that this is often tied to women's sexuality."
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 10/07/2003 15:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Why would Norwegian men pass them up for some drab in a burka?"

Because they ain't all drabs. I get a satellite feed at work that has some arab news channels and they have drop-dead beautiful women as news anchors. Syria, Lebanon, etc don't go in for burkas and some of those women are hot!!!! Think of all those old Sinbad movies with the harem girls.................sorry, where was I?
Posted by: Steve || 10/07/2003 15:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Fred, don't forget the head honcho of Ansar-al-Islam lives there...he's not stupid even if his followers are.
Posted by: Seafarious || 10/07/2003 15:25 Comments || Top||

#3  This was the most polite gang I've ever heard of. They not only asked who he was first, but they double-checked his ID and then looked for more ID before pouncing. They didn't want to get the wrong guy. Of course being idiots they managed that anyway.

Still, they were semi-polite. Its no wonder some Europeans don't see the Islamic threat.
Posted by: Yank || 10/07/2003 15:42 Comments || Top||

#4  "Pakistani-Norwegians"???? Are they Pakistani? Or are they Norwegians?

I wish the media would spare us this hyphenated PC bull.
Posted by: Bomb-a-rama || 10/07/2003 15:57 Comments || Top||

#5  DUDE! Pak women are very sexy. Dark skin, dark eyes, and usually nice bods.
Posted by: Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter) || 10/07/2003 17:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Drevdal claimed Norway is a society where "sex comes before romance and romance comes before marriage."

Why would Pakistani men move into to society where they are such an ill fit? It's like having an entire lodge of the KKK packing up the double wides and moving to Liberia.

As for the Burkas, do you think there are tranvestites in Saudi Arabia that secretly galavant about in burka drag?
Posted by: Super Hose || 10/07/2003 17:41 Comments || Top||

#7  It's the inferiority complex of the Islamic culture - that's why they keep the women down so much...they don't measure up in so many ways
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2003 17:55 Comments || Top||

#8  I think the KKK guys might consider moving to Liberia if it were safe, they thought the Liberians would leave them alone and they could double their income. That kind of cash boost might make one repress ones hatred of the neighbors.
Posted by: OminousWhatever || 10/07/2003 18:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Ominous: so why have they stopped repressing their hate? Do they feel too safe?
Posted by: Robert Crawford || 10/07/2003 18:47 Comments || Top||

#10  I'll bet the Oslo Banditos are behind this.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/07/2003 18:53 Comments || Top||

#11  I have lots of friends in Europe--Italy, Sweden, France, Ireland---they are all dismayed (to put it politely) how their governments have allowed an alien culture to settle in thier midst--maybe Pat Buchannan had a point about the Zulus in Virginia? Oops--they're already THERE
Posted by: Not Mike Moore || 10/07/2003 21:06 Comments || Top||

#12  Syria, Lebanon, etc don't go in for burkas and some of those women are hot!!!! Think of all those old Sinbad movies with the harem girls.................sorry, where was I?

-right on. I'm originally from Detroit. A lot of Arabs up there. Some very beautiful women though. But they're kind of like red-head girls, either hot or heinous, no in-between.
Posted by: Jarhead || 10/07/2003 21:55 Comments || Top||



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