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Joe for Bob Mills
Re: hauptmann's choice (not to be confused with sophie's)
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:29

Bob, by your own admission of the invasiveness and severity of mob tactics, if Hauptmann had had anything at all to do with this kind of scheme, you know he wouldn't have survived April 1932. Do you really think Big Al would have been pleased with the way Richard eventually carried on foot loose and fancy free, spending Lindbergh's money in the Bronx for two and a half years before he was tripped up by a gas station attendant?

  • hauptmann's choice (not to be confused with sophie's)bob mills for joe and forum, Wed Apr 11 13:50
    Obviously, Joe, I can't prove it. But the existence of the witness protection program (which didn't exist in the 1930s) proves that the mob will resort to threats of murder with impunity, and to... more
    • Re: hauptmann's choice (not to be confused with sophie's) — Joe for Bob Mills, Thu Apr 12 11:29
      • how the mob operatesbob mills for joe and forum, Fri Apr 13 08:39
        Joe, my understanding of mob tactics is that they put out an offer "on the street" for a particular job at a set price. Often it's a murder contract. They want someone eliminated, but the mob bosses... more
        • Re: how the mob operatesJoe for Bob Mills, Sat Apr 14 09:29
          Bob, I can't even entertain the notion Capone would not have known who the kidnappers were and that retribution for the baby's death would not have been immediately forthcoming. The only reason big... more
          • my last comments on the issuebob mills for joe and forum, Sun Apr 15 04:46
            Joe, I'm not sure what you meant by "...a golden opportunity to beat a major rap." Capone was in prison on a relatively minor rap, i.e., income tax evasion. He'd already been convicted, so he... more
      • Re: hauptmann's choice (not to be confused with sophie's)Michael 5260 for Joe, Thu Apr 12 14:25
        Joe, can you imagine what would have happened if Hauptmann had reported back to Big Al with $50,000 instead of $70,000. Al would have been reaching for his baseball bat. When Hauptmann made the... more
        • Last PostJack, Sat Apr 14 14:13
          Amen, Michael.
        • respectful dissentbob mills for michael melsky, Fri Apr 13 12:54
          Michael, Big Al wasn't expecting anyone to bring him money, not $50,000., not $70,000. As you and many others have pointed out accurately, this was a small amount in mob terms. The kidnapping wasn't... more
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