Henry Hill R.I.P.

Henry Hill, criminal and folk hero, the last romanticized mafia figure, died yesterday. A close look at his exploits will tell you that he did not deserve the glory and adulation heaped apron him. Neither as good looking as Ray Liotta nor as dashing as his portrayal in Goodfellas, he was basically a junkie and criminal. As fascinated as I am with the mafia, it sickens me to have them held up as folk heros.

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