Joe Bruno on the Mob- Hells Angel Killed in Road Rage Motorcycle Accident


It seems that the only luck the Hells Angels have had lately is bad luck.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobsters-Gangs-Crooks-Creeps-ebook/dp/B006H99D1U/ref=zg_bs_11010_5

I never thought Jon Roberts (Riccobono) was a boy scout, but some of the revelations in his new book “My Life — From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset,” makes me want to puke.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobsters-Gangs-Crooks-Creeps-ebook/dp/B006H99D1U/ref=zg_bs_11010_5

The book, co-written by Evan Wright, has some startling passages, so much so New York Post’s writer Susan Cahalan asked in a recent interview asked Roberts, “So would you call yourself a psychopath?”

“Well, that depends on how you define psychopath,” Roberts said.

“A lack of empathy or remorse.”

“Well, then, yes I am,” Roberts said. “I enjoyed my life. How many other people lived the life I did? Maybe that Bernie guy, but who else?”

That Bernie guy must mean Bernie Madoff. But even Madoff, a different kind of psychopath, didn’t do the things Roberts said he did. Roberts claims in the book that he unemotionally carved up dead bodies of guys he just killed.

Roberts explained the process as such: “Smash the teeth in with a hammer, and sprinkle these in the water. Then take a sharp knife — like a fillet for fish — and cut the body from a–hole up to the solar plexus. The guts will pop out like Jiffy Pop.”

There’s one thing in the Post article below I just don’t agree with. Cahalan claims, “To be fair, Roberts didn’t have much of a shot at normalcy.”

Then she cites the fact that Roberts witnessed his father kill a man when Roberts was only seven-years-old. Plus, Roberts claims he was brought up by an abusive step-father.

Both are hardly reasons for anyone to embark on a life of crime, where chopping up dead bodies is the norm. Roberts had free will, just like we all do. I just don’t buy Cahalan’s reasoning. If she were right, we’d have a heck of a lot more homicidal maniacs on our hands then we presently do.

A scary thought indeed.

You can view at article below at

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/books/confessions_of_psychopath_64mzAOWF9moWdnM6mhiAEM

Confessions of a psychopath

By SUSANNAH CAHALAN

Posted: 13 Nov 2011 08:34 AM PST

– Roberts claims that he drugged Ed Sullivan and tried to blackmail him with a prostitute. –

Unapologetic to the end, a career killer tells of his crimes

American Desperado

My Life — From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset

by Jon Roberts and Evan Wright

Jon Roberts was a made man, a drug smuggler, a killer. He hobnobbed with OJ Simpson and Ed Sullivan, rubbed shoulders with Pablo Escobar and Carlo Gambino, and made enemies out of John Gotti and Ronald Reagan.

He tortured college students for fun, helped snuff-out “mob accountant” Meyer Lansky’s stepson and admits to brutalizing his ex-girlfriend with a belt when she tried to leave him. He flooded the country with cocaine in the 1980s.

Regrets? He has none.

“So would you call yourself a psychopath?” The Post asked him on Friday.

“Well, that depends on how you define psychopath,” Roberts said.

“A lack of empathy or remorse.”

“Well, then, yes I am,” he said. “I enjoyed my life. How many other people lived the life I did? Maybe that Bernie guy, but who else?”

A new disturbing but intensely enthralling as-told-to memoir, “American Desperado,” co-written and vetted by “Generation Kill” author Evan Wright, gets deep inside the head of a lifelong criminal.

While the book is littered with famous names — a testament to what Wright refers to as his place as the “Forrest Gump of crime and depravity” — there are also passages so dark and violent that you wonder how a man this sinister can sleep at night.

One example is his blithe advice about how to dispose of a body: “Smash the teeth in with a hammer, and sprinkle these in the water. Then take a sharp knife — like a fillet for fish — and cut the body from a–hole up to the solar plexus. The guts will pop out like Jiffy Pop.”

“In a lot of other books, they take these monstrous people and they edit down and shave off the rough edges,” Wright said. “I tried to render him as accurately as possible, as the frightening, monstrous person he is.”

To be fair, Roberts didn’t have much of a shot at normalcy.

In 1955, when Roberts (who was born John Riccobono in The Bronx) was 7 years old, his father, a made man in the Gambino crime family, took him to New Jersey. A car blocked their passageway on a bridge.

“I’ll take care of this,” his father said, pulling out a gun.

“I saw him take it out of his waistband and say something to the man in the car. Then he pushed his gun into the window.”

Bam, bam, bam.

The scene instilled in him his father’s philosophy: “The evil path is the strong path because evil is stronger than good.”

He lived a large portion of his life upholding his father’s credo.

Two years later, his illegal-alien father was deported to Italy, leaving him with an abused mother and an abusive stepfather.

Source: nypost.com

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

First in August, Hell’s Angel Jonathan Bacon was shot to death in Kelowna, British Columbia, outside the Delta Hotel. Larry Amero, a full-patch member of the White Rock chapter of the Hells Angels, was also shot in the same incident.

Then Hells Angel leader Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew was killed on September 23 in a Reno Casino. And at Pettigrew’s funeral, Hells Angel Steve Tausan was gunned down and his alleged killer Steve Ruiz is still on the run.

Now a Hells Angel, known only as George of the California Nomads, was killed in an apparent road rage incident while traveling on his motorcycle in Oakland, California. Apparently a paratransit van driver named Eddie Hall took exception when he was allegedly cut off by a group of Hells Angels traveling on their motorcycles.

Hall was so enraged, he swerved his van into the cadre of Hells Angels on their bikes. As a result, George of the California Nomads had his motorcycle caught on the front of the van (with George still in it). Hall, instead of stopping, drove several miles with George stuck on the front of the van. When Hall finally stopped in San Leandro, George was so mangled up, he died soon after at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Hall was arrested and charged with with felony hit and run. The police say they could find no previous connection between Hall and the Hells Angels, and they are fairly certain this was a case of road rage gone deadly.

Hall worked for an East Bay paratransit company, and the officials at that company say the Hall was “a model employee.”

In light of this road rage incident, they may have to modify Hall’s employee evaluation record.

The article below can be read at:

http://sfist.com/2011/10/24/hells_angel_killed_in_hit_and_run_d.php

Hells Angel Killed in Hit-and-Run, Dragged Down Freeway

The Hells Angels sure have been in the news a bunch lately, with that funeral murder and the suspect disappearing (and there was the whole mortgage fraud thing too). And now one of their ranks was killed in a pretty violent fashion on Saturday in Oakland in what appears to have been a road-rage incident. A paratransit van, whose driver may have been enraged by a group of Angels who cut him off on eastbound 580, swerved and struck one of the motorcyclists, whose body and bike became caught on the front of the van and were subsequently dragged for miles before the driver pulled over in San Leandro.

The driver of the van, 31-year-old Eddie Hall, has no previous criminal record and no previous traffic citations on his record. The victim, identified only as George of the California Nomads, was on his way to a get-together with several other Angels at the Hells Angels Oakland chapter headquarters. He was pronounced dead at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley Saturday evening. Hall has been charged with felony hit and run, and there is no evidence to suggest that he was connected to the Angels in any way, or that there was any motive beyond road rage, which was suggested by a Hells Angels representative. The East Bay paratransit company for which Hall worked says he was a model employee.

http://www.josephbrunowriter.com/index.html

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