I watched some of Goodfellas (and Big) being filmed so I feel connected in a way...lol
No nod to the Sopranos??
The movies tended to glamourize the goombas. Some of the guys that wanted to be made were real shitbags. You tended to not be advesarial...even if you were the toughest guy around. Seen a guy get a bbq'd face for banging a guys daughter. He dead now but hey...life goes on.
I'm not even sure what 'Mafia' means anymore in today's world, sounds very legacy
If Mafia refers to an organized crime syndicate or family, then the gangs operating in cyber space practicing identity theft and extortion through ransomeware is the new norm
Running around threatening shopkeepers with protection money, operating money laundering and drug retail person to person just doesn't scale. Any mobster worth his salt has migrated to cyberspace a long time ago
Bugsy Siegel built the Flamingo in the late '40s and embezzled a fuck ton of Mob money doing it. When Luciano called in the debt Bugsy supposedly told him to fuck off. He was shot through the head while in his girlfriend's living room shortly after. The Flamingo went on to launch Vegas on it's way.