Organized crime takes many forms - from the gangsters of prohibition era America, to the drug cartels of Mexico, and even to the bikers of Finland. Usually crime organizations hum along under the surface of society, terrorizing those who get in their way, but generally flying under the radar. But major events - such as mass murders - can shine a spotlight on organized crime and let the rest of the world see how truly ruthless some of these organizations are.The problem with organized crime is that everyone wants to be the head honcho, and no one wants to play on the same team. That’s why there are so many mafia mass murders. In order to place themselves at the top of the organization chart, gangs have to take out another gang’s squad, and then the cycle begins again. Some of the mass murders that you may have heard about come from rival gangs, but there are plenty of tragedies where hundreds of innocent people have their lives taken over something as trivial as who’s the highest on the totem pole.
Some of the most violent and gruesome massacres belong to the cartel mass murders that seem to come with higher frequency every year. Gangs like MS-13, and Los Zetas put the Hell’s Angels to shame when it comes to killing people to make a point. You’ll see on this list of massacres that excessive mob hits and extreme group murders know no international bounds, and that if the bad guys want to kill someone, they’ll find a way to do it.
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Sets the Standard for Gang Violence
The First Massacre of San Fernando Ends with Almost 100 Deaths
The Shootout at Twin Peaks Where 9 Bikers Died
Almost No One Survived the 2011 Monterrey Casino Attack