Rizzuto killing: chaos to come?
In this holiday lull the killing of Nick Rizzuto stands out like a tarantula on a slice of angel food. A gun has been found and an investigation has begun. And experts continue to weigh in on what the killing implies, some almost going so far as to suggest we’re better off with the Mafia – a known quantity with a business approach and attitudes we’re all familiar with from the movies – than with the possible rise of street gangs, kids from hungry immigrant families who pose a more chaotic threat. But it’s obvious no journalist or expert knows who had Mr. Rizzuto killed, and if the police know, they’re not talking. Surmises about power struggles to come are also still just guesses. Radio-Canada wisely focuses instead on the effect of the killing on the Rizzuto family.
Metaphor borrowed from Raymond Chandler. It seemed appropriate.