Friends and Family #56


Original Caption:

Brooklyn -- Vincent Emmino, 18-year-old brother of Ralph 'Buck' Emmino, reputed underworld character slain gangland style in Brooklyn last evening, is restrained by police after identifying his brother's body. The older Emmino, 38, was found dead at 41st Street, between Bath and Benson Avenues. Police discovered two bullets in his chest and a third in his head. Authorities said Emmino had a long crime career highlighted by robberies. The younger Emmino swore vengeance when he saw his brother's corpse. (1952)

7 comments:

Simon FC said...

In May of 1952, at the Regina Pacis Votive shrine at 12th Avenue and 65th Street in Brooklyn, jeweled crowns worth $100,000 were stolen from the altar.

Joe "Olive Oil King" Profaci was outraged. He sent his boys out, the jewels were returned, and Ralph "Bucky" Emmino, 38, of Brooklyn was found mysteriously shot to death on the Fourth of July.

Simon FC said...

He won't do that again...

David said...

well, did he get his veneance!?

Kreisler said...

Classic case of 'Hold Me Back' (no intention of going any further)

Marshall P. Smith said...

Interesting rest of the story.

Brent McKee said...

If his brother had been smart he'd have taken the next boat, plane truck train or mule cart to South America to drive a nitroglycerin truck. His life expectancy would have been longer.

Tommy O'C said...

Perhaps the Brothers Gallo did that piece of work, as fast-rising Profaci triggermen in the Fifties.

In Wiseguy, Henry Hill recounts how everyone knows the rules and the inevitable consequences for breaking them. Yet, wiseguys and would-be wiseguys break the mob's rules all the time. A violation such as Emmino's is a sacrilege of the highest order and, traditionally, the mob goes all out to make an example of the perpetrators.

At age 38, what made Emmino, a career criminal, think he'd get away with this?

BTW, the first post is identical to an excerpt dated July 12, 2004 ("Mobsters and church") from a NY Post column by Steve Dunleavy at: http://pennsylvanianinexile.
blogspot.com/search?q=ralph+emmino.

Unless Steve Dunleavy is posting here under an alias, I believe an attribution is in order.

Speaking of rules, in the age of Google, what makes someone think they can--well, you get the idea...