Happy 2012! 

Under doctor's orders to rest my vocal chords, I stayed in last night for the first time ever on NYE (excluding my prison time). I ended up watching an interview on YouTube with Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski, a Mafia mass killer, responsible for over 200 murders, and considered to be one of the most dangerous prisoners ever. Kuklinski was also Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano. Sammy the Bull was my Ecstasy-ring rival in Arizona. Really dark stuff:




Shaun Attwood

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Life is very peaceful now after the chaos of the book signings - have a good rest before it all starts again.
Wishing you happiness for 2012
Mum & Dad
x

Anonymous said...

its an interesting vid

Sophie

Jon said...

I agree, Sophie, in a disturbing way.

Anonymous said...

Crazy guy

Lewis

Jon said...

Scary guy

Anonymous said...

Kuklinski was a bullshitter and wasn't involved in 99.9 % of the stuff he claimed he was.

Tam

Anonymous said...

its like it was his job, he felt for some reason he had no choice but to do it as a job ( terrible) but he wished he could have done something different in life. He divorsed himself from his 'occupation' in other words. Sometimes, people have or feel they have limited choices, and he was born into that (mafia) life, to make a choice and reject it could mean their own death. So he chose to kill for the mafia, its dark yes, and I am glad on reflection here that I don't live in america ... and that I'm not a bloke

Sophie

Anonymous said...

This is incredibly insightful. Thanx Jon. Happy new year man!

Foxy

Jon said...

yes, an insight into disturbing mental processes

Anonymous said...

Seen the whole interview, 2 hours long an read the book lol .. I win : ) lol

Louisa

Anonymous said...

Don't fret I as well was home for the inevitable passage of time last night and have watched the interview you speak of and for 6 degrees of separation! sake a friend of mine from my NY rave days actually lived a few blocks away from him in New Jersey back when and was friendly w/ one of his daughters. I still think one of the best parts of the interview is when he tells of the guy he was about to clipboar that was praying out loud for God to save him so Kiklinski told him he'd leave him in the room to pray for 15 minutes to see if God would come to his aid. He l8r says I came back to the room and unfortunately for him God didn't come to help him so I did what I had to do... that's cold.

The Prophet

Jon said...

I agree, Prophet. He said he regretted doing it that way, but he didn't regret much else. How come you were home on NYE?

Jonathan said...

Wow is all I can really say. I like your blog alot. I'm sorry you had to go through the things you went through to get where you are but sometimes good comes out of bad right? I recently was released from 4 years in the Indiana prison system so I know alot of about the things you are talking about. Going to get a copy of your book. I am writing a blog about my experiences at Westville and Pendleton here in Indiana. Maybe drop by sometime and give a thought or two? Would be much appreciated.

Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

Just wondering what your take on this type of mentality is...wouldn't you say Two Tonys exhibited the same detachment and sense of "I'm just doing a job" sort of thing? The gentleman who said this man was not a serial killer, insane or motivated by necessarily personal reasons made a good point. Doesn't make it any better, but the law does look at premeditation and intent to assign punishment. And it doesn't make him less dangerous, but the murder cases that really disturb me are those that seem to make no sense at all or the perpetrator seems to think they are motivated by something higher than civil and moral law.

Jon said...

Yes, Sue, Two Tonys exhibited a sense of detachment as well.

Anonymous said...

Was under the weather myself and at our ages better safe than sorry. If I'd have went out I'd Probably still be nursing myself back to health for another week.

The Prophet