The Mob Museum

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Near downtown Las Vegas, two blocks north of Freemont Street is a fun trip back to the Mob days.

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The beginning “you are indeed suspicion “.  The immigration of several poor groups to slums in New York City is where we start. Gangs of Irish, Jews, and yes Italian.

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Less glamorous cities like Cleveland, OH are more than the Danny Green  story.  We built Vegas.  Kansas City, MO you’re in here too.   The Mob reached main street America.

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False bottom bags held booze during Prohibition.  This big game hunting company Abercrombie and Fitch actually producted the flaskes.

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The actual wall from Al Capone and the Valentines Day Massacre.  This was a hostile takeover before corporate mergers needed government approval.

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Imagine inventing the bulletproof vest.  Now your wife and the police who you are selling it get to shot you to make sure it works.  Brave man.

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Behind this Red Door was the sex trade.  If it was illegal or illicit, the Mob skimmed cash from it.

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The actual State of Nevada electric chair have a seat! You can pull the switch with your left hand too!

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Say you are out of money.   It is Las Vegas.  For the crafty person with lead, about to cast a model, could make slugs.  Fake coins to fool the slot machine.

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The admitted amount of money that Mob operated casinos skimmed off the top.  Not the reported take of the day.  That was taxed, so it was wrapped in bundles and placed in suitcases, or sewn into clothes.  Then flown to other cities.

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You can do Scenario training like a real cop.  You have to decide to shot or not shot when approaching a possible crime or felon.  Actual cop in photo doing the training.  If my wife knew I took the picture the post wouldn’t be here.

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The El Chappo display showing the Mexican drug lords escape route from prison and his history.

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The biohazard suit from the last season  of Breaking Bad.  They have other displays too.  Hollywood crosses over with the Mob.