It's time for Black Lives Matter and social justice warriors to target the Mafia!
Reputed Genovese soldier Israel "Buddy" Torres was swept up last August in a mob bust, and federal prosecutors now have produced in court filings a secret recording in which the tough guy allegedly told a deadbeat gambler "you're f*ckin' white" but "if you were a f*ckin' n*gger, you'd be dead now" as reported by the Daily News. Of course, a racist streak is relatively common among wise guys.
However, don't expect Al Sharpton to lead the charge against New York's crime families since he may have a conflict of interest. A 1983 undercover FBI surveillance video seemingly shows Sharpton claiming to know a potential purchaser for multiple kilos of pure cocaine, and he long has faced allegations that he was a mob associate. Colombo-mobster-turned-Christian-evangelical Michael Franzese claims he knew Al Sharpton back in the day, and the reformed mobster alleges the good reverend is not coming clean with his mob past as reported by Jerry Capeci for Gang Land News: "He was a gun for hire, our gun for hire," recalled Franzese, and "he built his reputation on defending the civil rights of blacks, but he would exploit them for money."