Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the former boss of bosses for Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia, was a drug trafficker, serial murderer and terrorist thug but his son Giuseppe Salvatore Riina nevertheless is proud of the old man as reported by ANSA: "I am honoured to be the son of Toto' Riina and Antonietta Bagarella," and "it is a surname that was given to me by two parents who were able to teach me many things: values, morals."
Toto Riina is serving a life term in prison on multiple murder convictions following his 1993 arrest.
Of course, not everyone is so proud of Toto Riina. The notorious boss was born in Corleone, and earlier this year on the 20th anniversary of his arrest Mayor Leoluchina Savona apologized for her town's historic role as a safe haven for the Mafia which is responsible for great suffering in Italy and throughout the world as then reported by Nick Squires for The Telegraph:
"I apologise in the name of all the people of Corleone. I ask forgiveness for the blood that was spilled," the mayor said on Monday during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Riina's arrest. "To the Mafia, I ask you to leave this land, to abandon the struggle. I ask them to admit defeat, to surrender."
Toto Riina ordered the mob's stragismo -- strategy of terror -- against the state in the early 1990s which included the 1992 murders of anti-Mafia judges Paolo Borsellino and Giovanni Falcone in separate bomb attacks.
Giuseppe himself served nearly nine years on a Mafia association conviction, and currently "lives under special surveillance" performing community service.