I don't if anyone here has any idea about who John Gotti is, or the fact that he died on Monday, but as he's part of my interest, please bare with me.
John Gotti was a gangster.
He was the head of the Gambino crime family, from the time his boss, Paul Castellano, the former head of the family, was murdered in 1985, till his own conviction and imprisonment in 1990.
Again, this may mean nothing to you, but I love gangsters.
John Gotti was a terrible leader, and he destroyed the prominence of the Gambino family, so now the Genovese family is on top.
I hate Gotti, the gangsters I like are the older ones, from the 1920's to the 1950's, like Charley 'Luckey' Luciano, Meyer Lasky, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel and the original Carlo Gambino.
I feel really stupid writing this in a board which is composed of many members from many different nationalities, very few of which probably care about the crime life of New York or Chicago in the 30's, so if this is remotley interesting to anyone else, I'll continue.