Crime - Mob Hitmen



They are the most feared figures in organized crime the triggermen who carry out the bosss orders to eliminate witnesses, rivals and fellow mobsters. But the modern hitman is a different breed than the Tommy-gun-toting stereotype many think of. In fact he or she wears many different hats in the organization, killing when ordered, but performing much more mundane tasks at other times. This exposé goes inside the bloody mob wars that have scarred Philadelphia over the past decade with the men who did the dirty work. See footage and news accounts of some of the 25 known mob hits that have occurred as the citys gangsters struggled for power. Meet the police and prosecutors who devote their lives to catching these killers, and see chilling interviews with some of the most notorious triggermen. This is the ultimate look at the shadowy figures who administer the brutal judgements of the Mob.