Quote of the Week: Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies. - Woody Allen
I would also like to take this chance to thank someone who has been very helpful to me when researching for the Mafia articles I write.
Mr. Jeremy Bond. Mr. Bond is the Adjunct Instructor of History and Computer Information Systems at Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison and Mount Pleasant, Michigan campuses.
I took a class being offered for the very first time as an accredited History Class in "Exploration of the Mafia." and he is as knowledgeable as any Mafia historian about the subject. I thought I already knew quite a bit about the Mafia and when I took the class, I realized how wrong I was. There could never be enough classes to talk about the Mafia from its beginnings in Italy and Sicily to its beginnings here in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before I took this class, I always thought the Mafia began in New York City in the 1930's.
If you have the opportunity to take this class or any class like it, take it, your life will never be the same. Thank you, Mr. Bond for making it a lot of fun and for offering more knowledge about the subject.
He loves to talk about the Mafia and organized crime so drop him a line with a question or some knowledge of your own. If he doesnt have an answer for your question, he will find it. Mr. Bond is also terribly busy during the school year so if you dont get an immediate response from him, please be patient.
He can be reached at: Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Purple Gang
The Purple Gang, a gang of young Jewish boys out to make a quick buck, that soon snowballed into a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise out of Detroit, Michigan.
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