The Cosa Nostra is a fraternity based on secrecy. For hundreds of years it survived and operated on the principles of loyalty, respect and sworn silence before the public's prying eyes. However, due to the "Godfather Phenomenon" of the 1970s as a result of the mass popularity of gangster movies like "The Godfather", some mobsters just could not resist the cameras and the limelight and being seen as celebrities. Many of them end up paying the ultimate price, for this unspeakable sin of treason by betraying the very values which they had sworn to uphold.
Gangsters operate by strict codes, and many find out that when you violate these codes, justice is swift, summary, and most often dealt right on the streets.
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