His tactics are also kinda sketchy, he talks a good game to really nice old Italian ladies and then uses their photos to compile tabloid drama of a mostly forgotten mob era.
All of this is obvious when his work on the Pedergast Irish Mob seems almost nostalgic and sentimental compared with this other investigations.
And so . . . This weekend the newspaper is promoting his old school ethnic rivalry perspective for the few of us who are interested in Kansas City history.
Why do some people have an enduring fascination with a group that was essentially a bunch of cold-blooded murdering thugs? Gary Jenkins says he has part of the answer when it comes to the Mafia and its long, colorful history in Kansas City.