In the mafia murders were on the rise. Famous New York Daily News photograph of the bodies of Carmine Galante and Leonardo Coppolla after a 1979 rubout in the backyard of a Brooklyn restaurant, by members of the Bonanno crime family.
Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro (May 1899 - June was a New York mobster who, with his partner Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, controlled industrial labor racketeering in New York for two decades and established the Murder, Inc.
Benjamino Ruggiero, also known as "Lefty", "Lefty Guns", and "Lefty Two Guns" (April 1926 – November was a soldier in the Bonanno crime family. He is well known for his friendship and mentorship of FBI undercover agent Joseph "Donnie Brasco" Pistone.