The Legend OF Frank Matthews***messymandella***


 
“Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he jumped bail and disappeared with 15 million dollars. He has never been seen again. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews remains a complete mystery. It s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth, explained Mike Pizzi, a retired U.S. Marshal who was involved with the hunt for Matthews, the fugitive, for several years.
 
The one hour and 23 minute documentary features rare archival footage, interviews with numerous sources who previously haven t talked on camera about Frank Matthews and never before seen photos of Matthews. The documentary explores several intriguing questions: how was Matthews been able to operate for several years without being detected? What was his relationship with La Cosa Nostra? Why did the CIA get involved in the Matthews investigation? Why has the mystery of his disappearance been so difficult to solve? Born in 1944 in Durham, North Carolina, Matthews left his hometown when he was a teenager, going first to Philadelphia and then to New York City. By the early 1970 s, Frank Matthews had become America’s biggest drug kingpin. His organization, headquartered in Brooklyn, stretched across more than 20 states, and he became the only Black gangster to establish direct ties to the French Connection heroin pipeline. To quote a federal prosecutor assigned to the Matthews case, Matthews was a pioneering giant of drug distribution.” Matthews organization eventually outgrew even the Italian Mafia, and when he built himself a mansion in Staten Island’s most exclusive neighborhood (and across the street from mobsters Paul Castellano and Three Finger Brown), he found himself on the verge of a war with La Cosa Nostra.
 
Matthews also battled militant Black Muslims for control in the streets of New Jersey and Philadelphia as he built his empire. The $15 to 20 million dollars he disappeared with is roughly equivalent to $100 million in today’s cash. What happened to Frank Matthews?
 
That’s the most intriguing questioning organized crime history, said Chepesiuk, who has spent five years researching the Frank Matthews story. Despite one of the largest man hunts in US history, there is no proof as to whether he is alive or dead.
About the Director
Alan ‘Al Profit’ Bradley has directed numerous true crime documentaries including ‘Motown Mafia’ and ‘Rollin: the Fall of the Auto Industry and the Rise of the Drug Economy in Detroit’ His first feature film, ‘Saint Aubin’ was also released in 2012. Ron Chepesiuk is the author of dozens of books and the director of a documentary on legendary heroin smuggler Ike Atkinson.”-MOVIE DESCRIPTION from uploader…

 
 

 
 
 
 

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mystery still clouds the murder of christopher “biggie” wallace ***messymandella***

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I think sometimes in urban neighborhoods, we think it is cool to be in a casket.

Can you remember where you were when Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was Murdered? 

How many dummies in prison from gun charges, and they never got a chance to fire them?

I don’t go to the grocery store with my gun, and I don’t hang around fools that can get me shot.

If I was hit by a bullet it  could be someone with the same color of skin as mine.

Get caught “lacking” at a job fair, and stop being stupid.

Pondering Minds What To Know:

Have you ever heard of someone shooting at a Dolly Parton, or Pattie Labelle  concert? 

FYI, you are not a soldier unless you are fighting in Iraq, or any other country for our freedom.

You are not a soldier, when you kill for your own greed.
 

 
Biggie Smalls never had a chance to become a grandfather, will you?

 

 

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Dominic Newton “The Jacka” Murdered In Oakland, California.***messymandella***

How many black men are going to die today?

How many shirts will get printed with “RIP”, this week?

Will we  throw a party for you because you got out a prison?

I keep crying and praying, and pleading for our men to survive.

They have to want it… that these gang members. Men have to  finally get jobs, and a sense of humanity.

Seems, it just gets worse, if you a rapper let that be your profession,but give up that other…

Gang Violence will ultimately destroy lives and communities. 

So  for the killer, you should walk with your head up high; while you destroy humanity and put another brother in the ground. It is tearful to know that and another child fearful and confused will be watching as her dad leave her before his time.

Ignorance

 

OAKLAND, California —   Dominic Newton “The Jacka” A Bay Area rapper was fatally shot  in  East Oakland.

KPIX 5 Reporter Christin Ayers confirmed that the shooting victim was 37-year-old Dominic Newton, a rapper who went by the stage name “The Jacka.”

Witnesses said they heard several shots fired around 8:15 p.m. on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue.

Story developing…

 

PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Comedy Star of the Year Is Kevin Hart!***messymandella***