影片对白 Plus I
don't know if it is beyond some fuckin' cop prick like Queenan to pull you out
of the Staties and send you after me. I just can't know. I don't know what they
do in that particular department anyway. Are you still a
Society of criminals of primarily Italian or
Sicilian origin. The Mafia arose in Sicily in the late Middle Ages, possibly as
a secret organization to overthrow the rule of foreign conquerors. It drew its
members from the small private armies, or mafie, hired by landlords to protect
their estates. By 1900 the Mafia "families" of western Sicily controlled their
local economies. In the 1920s Benito Mussolini jailed most of the members, but
they were released by the Allies after World War II and resumed their
activities. In the 1970s their control of the heroin trade led to fierce rivalry
among the clans, followed in the 1980s by renewed governmental efforts to
imprison the Mafia leadership. In the U.S., Sicilian immigrants included former
Mafia members who set up similar criminal operations. Their operations expanded
from bootlegging in the 1920s to gambling, narcotics, and prostitution, and the
Mafia, or Cosa Nostra, became the largest U.S. syndicated crime organization.
About 24 Mafia groups or "families" controlled operations in the U.S.; the heads
(or "dons") of the largest families formed a commission whose main function was
judicial and could override a don's authority. At the beginning of the 21st
century the Mafia's power was greatly diminished through convictions of top
officials, defections, and murderous internal disputes.
The real name: "Cosa Nostra"
According to some mafiosi, the real name of the Mafia is Cosa Nostra
(literally, "our thing"). Many have claimed, as did the Mafia turncoat Tommaso
Buscetta, that the word "mafia" was a literary creation. Other Mafia defectors,
such as Antonio Calderone and Salvatore Contorno, said the same thing. According
to them, the real thing was "cosa nostra". To men of honour belonging to the
organization, there is no need to name it. Mafiosi introduce known members to
other known members as belonging to "cosa nostra" (our thing) or la stessa cosa
(the same thing/the common thing). Only the outside world needs a name to
describe it, hence the capitalized form "Cosa Nostra".
American Cosa Nostra
The Sicilian Mafia continues to dominate organized
crime in the U.S., despite aggressive FBI investigations in the 1970s and 1980s
which somewhat decreased the Mafia's power. It uses this status to maintain
control over much of both Chicago's and New York City's organized criminal
activity (as well as criminal activity in other cities in the Northeast and
across the country, such as Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and others.). The Mafia and
its reputation have become entrenched in American popular culture, being
portrayed in movies, TV shows, commercial advertising and even video games.
The American Mafia, specifically the Five Families of New York, has its roots
in the Sicilian Mafia, but has been a separate organization in the United States
for many years. Today, American Cosa Nostra cooperates in various criminal
activities with the different Italian organized crime groups which are
headquartered in Italy. It is wrongly known as the "original Mafia", although it
was neither the oldest criminal organization, nor the first to act in the U.S.
In 1986, according to government reports, it was estimated that there are 1,700
members of "La Cosa Nostra" and thousands of associate members. Reports also are
said to include the Italian-American Mafia as the largest organized crime group
in the United States and continues to hold dominance over the National Crime
Syndicate, despite the increasing numbers of street gangs and other
organizations of neither Italian nor Sicilian ethnicity. American Cosa Nostra is
most active in the New York metropolitan area, Philadelphia, New England (see
the Patriarca crime family), Detroit, and Chicago, but has members in many other
major cities around the United States and also participates in international
criminal activities. Canada also has its mafia families. The Martiello family,
headed by an ailing Domenico Martiello, rules the Toronto area while the
Bracaglia family, ruled by a very violent father/son combo of Angelo and Mike
Bracaglia are in control of Vancouver. These two families seem to be the most
powerful in the country.
Plus I don't know if it is beyond some fuckin' cop prick like Queenan to pull
you out of the Staties and send you after me. I just can't know. I don't know
what they do in that particular department anyway.
The Departed《无间道风云》（精讲之二）考考你 参考答案
You can't convict a man of a crime on circumstantial
Does it make sense to let children
play with matches?