Killing Them Softly poker movie and crimes in our traditional Wednesday look at poker crime and grime.
Killing Them Softly movie
Killing Them Softly movie is not quite all about poker but does involve poker. Brad Pitt plays detective Jackie Cogan investigating a robbery during a Mob protected (Mafia not The Hendon Mob we think) game of poker. And now to the real life stuff, the poker crime some people live and die for.
Van Der Sloot Extradition to USA?
It seems that Joran Van Der Sloot will be extradited to the USA from Peru for a trial for the murder of Natalee Holloway. If Van Der Sloot is found guilty then he has the pleasure of finishing his prison sentence in Peru and then going to start his USA prison sentence. At least he has 2 chances to do a Runner, Runner.
Chattanooga Shoot Shoot
20 people in Chattanooga were playing a high stakes poker game where up to $100,000 could be on the table, when it was raided by the Chattanooga Police. A video was shown by the police to the media as rumours of a racist killing were spreading. The Police suggest that black Clifford Billips was shot by a white Police man but Billups had at least 2 guns on him.
The video also shows that Billups was actively playing poker at a table inside the business … Seventeen people were arrested during the raid at ATC Healthcare … Four men fled, including Billups, who was armed with two handguns, Dodd said. Four suspects were arrested on gambling and drug-related charges, while 13 were cited for illegal gambling, a misdemeanor … Dodd has said the group played poker games with $1,000 buy-ins, and the group exchanged up to $100,000 a night.
Why the need to douse the fires of racist unrest? 20 years ago around this time a trial for the Police Officers – who had exchanged pleasantries with a certain Rodney King who had been helping the Police with their inquiries about how much of a beating a man could take – the trial was ending with those same police officers somehow acquitted. In true American style they were of course found guilty in a Civil Court.
The news of acquittal triggered the Los Angeles riots of 1992. By the time the police, the U.S. Army, Marines and National Guard restored order, the casualties included 53 deaths, 2,383 injuries, more than 7,000 fires, damages to 3,100 businesses, and nearly $1 billion in financial losses. Smaller riots occurred in other cities such as San Francisco, Las Vegas in neighboring Nevada and as far east as Atlanta, Georgia.