Have you ever had an obsession with conspiracy, way of living or aliens? Me too, but mine is the Mob. Last night, news broke out that Frank Cali was murdered. You’ve probably already heard, but don’t know who he is. Or, even worse, you’ve haven’t heard a thing.
Frank Cali was murdered in front of his home in Staten Island, NY last night, March 13, 2019.
The murder of Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali is the first assassination of a Gambino crime boss in 30 years. Previously, “Big Paul” Castellano was gunned down outside a popular Midtown Manhattan steakhouse in 1985. The pair of sensational shootings highlights a violent and storied history of the mob in New York City.
Cali was commonly known as either Frank or “Franky Boy.” He was believed to have had deep ties to the Mafia in Italy, As Staten Island Live reports, Cali “was born in Brooklyn and married into the Inzerillo family of Palermo and cultivated close ties with members of the Siderno cartel in Italy.”
This man had tides to some of the biggest people that we now watch fake mafia movies imitating them. This includes, John Gambino, Gene Gotti, Domenico Cafalu, Jackie D’Amico and Nicholas Corozzoa.
Mobsters and ex-mobsters — even those who have been exiled to the Witness Protection Program — gossip like schoolgirls. So when Gambinos’ crime family boss was shot dead, this stunning break in decades must’ve set off the phones of all members and alumni.
“It could be a freak thing, wrong place, wrong house, wrong time,” Arillotta said. “They’ll kill that guy. Either way there’s going to be more voilence.” (Interviewed by USA Today)
Multiple police sources say that whoever shot Francesco “Frankie Boy” Cali drove up to the mobster’s home, came to a stop, and then gunned the engine in reverse, crashing into Cali’s parked Cadillac SUV.
The force of the impact knocked the license plate off of the SUV. To investigators, this seemed to have been done intentionally in order to get Cali’s attention.
Once Cali came outside, video showed the two men talking and then shaking hands. Apparently Cali sensed no danger, because he turned his back on his killer to put the license plate inside the rear of the SUV.
That’s when the gunman took out a 9mm handgun, held it with two hands as if he was trained, and opened fire.
Cali’s wife and child were in the home at the time, which is a highly unusual circumstance in the lore of organized crime. Which, in its heyday, followed certain rules that kept targets from getting whacked in front of their families.
The video is said to be grainy and hasn’t been released because the suspect’s face cannot be seen. Which, let’s be real, probably means they want to match him before the mob does. The NYPD is continuing to canvass the neighborhood in search of clearer video.