12 Dead And Dozens Shot In Chicago Bloody Christmas Weekend
Chicago's citywide crime wave didn't slow down during the holiday weekend. City police investigated 27 shooting incidents this Christmas weekend, 12 of which...
Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate
In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan’s Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld...
Behind Japanese Mob: Dinner With Yakuza
The Japanese mafia, known globally as The Yakuza, is a funny beast. For example, they don’t hide themselves away from the prying eyes of law enforcement. In fact, you can usually look their local offi...
9 Shot After Gunfire Erupts At Brooklyn House Party
Thirteen people were injured during a barrage of gunfire at a backyard house party in Brooklyn early Sunday — one of four shooting incidents overnight, cops said. A group of unidentified men opened fi...
10 Things You Shouldn't Know About The Yakuza
10 Things You Shouldn't Know About The Yakuza One of the biggest crime syndicates in the world, just don't put any fingers on the line to find out 10 things ...
This May Be the Most Dangerous — and Most Costly — Photo In Japan
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost at least $5 billion, much of it in the form of lucrative construction contracts. And a single photo threatens to freeze out a powerful crime syndicate...
Everything You Think You Know About Gangs Is Wrong
“Blood in, blood out,” is the old, stereotypical street gang saying. Joining a gang is supposed to require an intense initiation, perhaps involving the commission of a crime to prove one’s loyalty. Le...
An Intimate Look Inside: YAKUZA
After months of painful negotiations, Belgian photographer Anton Kusters spent two years with one of Japan's most notorious Yakuza gangs. For those unfamiliar…
25 Notoriously Dangerous Gangs
With everything from street gangs to international crime syndicates be ready to meet 25 notoriously dangerous gangs
A Japanese woman is suing the country’s biggest crime boss for a refund of protection money – Quartz
Victims of organized crime don't typically think to sue the mafia, unless they're living Japan. Japan's organized crime syndicates, known as the yakuza, are fearsome organizations. With over 100,000 m...
Gang
A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a com...
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KUMI 415
KUMI 415 is a predominantly African-American prison gang that was originally formed in Folsom State Prison in the mid-1980s, and members were mainly from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Along with the...
Wah Kee
Wah Kee (华记)) is a secret society based in Malaysia and Singapore since the nineteenth century. According to the History of Wah Kee, Wah Kee (华记) was created in Singapore by Su Guang Hua (苏广华), and hi...
Yakuza
Yakuza (ヤクザ, [jaꜜkuza]), also known as gokudō (極道), are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call ...
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Hudson Dusters
The Hudson Dusters was a New York City street gang during the early twentieth century. Formed in the late 1890s by "Circular Jack", "Kid Yorke", and "Goo Goo Knox", the gang began operating from an a...
Sumiyoshi-kai
The Sumiyoshi-kai (住吉会), sometimes referred to as the Sumiyoshi-rengo (住吉連合, Sumiyoshi-rengō, "Sumiyoshi Union"), is the second-largest yakuza group in Japan with an estimated 20,000 membe...
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Yoshinori Watanabe
Yoshinori Watanabe (渡辺 芳則, Watanabe Yoshinori, January 8, 1941 – December 1, 2012) was a yakuza, the fifth kumicho (chairman or Godfather) of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza o...
Patsy Conroy Gang
The Patsy or Patsey Conroy Gang were a group of river pirates active along the New York waterfront of the old Fourth Ward during the post-American Civil War era. For nearly twenty years, the Patsy Con...
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Thief in law
A thief in law (Russian: вор в законе vor v zakone; Ukrainian: злодій у законі zlodiy u zakoni; Belarusian: злодзей у законе zlodzey u zakone; Georgian: კანონიერი ქურდი kanonieri kurdi...
Kyosei-kai
The Kyosei-kai (共政会, Kyōsei-kai) is a yakuza group based in Hiroshima, Japan, with an estimated 280 active members and 470 semi-active members. The Kyosei-kai is the largest yakuza organizatio...
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Tadamasa Goto
Tadamasa Goto (後藤 忠政, Gotō Tadamasa, born September 16, 1942) is a retired yakuza. He was the founding head of the Goto-gumi, a Fujinomiya-based affiliate of Japan's largest yakuza syndicate, ...
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Zakhar Kalashov
Zakhar Kniazevich Kalashov (Georgian: ზაქარია კალაშოვი) is a Russian mafia boss, notorious gangster and thief in law, who is widely believed to be one of the most prominent members of the Russian-...
Vyacheslav Ivankov
Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov (Russian: Вячесла́в Кири́ллович Иванько́в) (January 2, 1940 - October 9, 2009) was a notorious member of the Russian Mafia who was believed to have connections with ...
Toa-kai
The Toa-kai (東亜会, Tōa-kai) is a yakuza syndicate based in Tokyo with a predominantly Korean Japanese membership. Originally named the Tosei-kai (東声会, Tōsei-kai, "Voice of the East Gang...
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Manabu Miyazaki
Manabu Miyazaki (宮崎 学, Miyazaki Manabu, born October 25, 1945) is a Japanese writer, social critic and public figure known for his underworld ties.While not a member of any particular yakuza s...
Evsei Agron
Evsei Agron (died May 1985) was a thief in law (Vor v zakone) and boss of New York City's Russian Mafia during the 1970s and '80s. Born in Leningrad, Agron immigrated to the United States under the Ja...