Joseph Colombo, 1971 (19/21)

Joseph Colombo, 1971

Joseph Colombo, boss of the Colombo crime family and the founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was shot in 1971 while on a speakers’ platform for an Italian-American Unity Day ceremony in New York. Though the bullet didn’t kill him, he was left fully paralyzed and died seven years later in a hospital bed. It remains unclear which rival mob family had ordered the hit.

Written by Benjamin Grayson

Former Bouquet seller now making a go with blogging and graphic designing. I love creating & composing history articles and lists.

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