Category Archives: Crime

BAG OF NAILS by Peter Nolan Smith

Nicky Barnes was a drug dealing legend from the 70s. He ran his heroin empire from Harlem under the protection of the Lucchese crime syndicate. ‘Crazy Joe’ Gallo was his godfather and helped Barnes create ‘the Council’ to run the trade north of 125th Street. Barnes earned the name ‘Mr. Untouchable’ for his skill at […]

8PM Curfew NYC

New York’s Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor DeBlasio have declared an 8PM curfew for the city, citing widespread violence and looting without any comment on the NYPD’s aggressive attacks on protesters angered by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Any person on the street after 8PM will be arrested by the Fucking 12. I […]

Silence On Cellblock # 9

When I left the USA for Africa in February 2020 over 80,000 prisoners were incarcerated in solitary confinement in US prisons, which equals the entire penal population of the UK. The practice was first introduced in the Eastern State Penitentiary in 1830. The punitive toll on inmates had been touted by prison officials as the […]

This Is Our City

The 1960s were the highwater mark for American suburbs, as white people abandoned the cities in favor of the towns rimming the cities. Ring roads allowed fathers to commute by car into work. Wives bought food and clothing at spacious shopping malls strategically distant from distressed urban communities. It was the New Eden for the […]

Gon Gohng = Thai for Scam – Pattaya

Many Pattaya beer bar denizens know kee-kong means cheating. Bad romances are great communication skill enablers, yet few western tourists or residents have the occasion to learn the useful word gon gohng or scam. 99.999999999% of people are honest. Not all. Several years ago a 25 year-old Australian woman reported a rape to Pattaya police. […]