Even the Mafia was afraid of the Westies. They considered them violent, unpredictible, "crazy m*therf*ckers" that couldn't be reasoned with.
“The most savage organization in the long history of New York street gangs,”
-Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York
Mostly active on the North side of Staten Island, parts of Queens, Parts of North and Central Jersey, and actually still a tough crew in Hells kitchen in Manhattan. The crew from Hells Kitchen is mostly the sons/nephews of the major guys that went to prison in the late 80's and early 90's (Coonan,Cumminskey,etc.) and with them are some of the original members that recently have been released from prison after 15-20 years (Kelly, Bokun,) as well as new recruits and some Irish Republican Army members living over here. They also have a good relationship with most of the major outlaw biker gangs, (Hells Angels, Pagans, Warlocks, The Breed). The Westies are the only guys that the traditional Italian Mafia wont mess with or try to tax. They are too crazy and violent and cannot be reasoned with so they are left alone. They run some of the unions in New York/North Jersey where there are alot of Irish laborers. Usually the guys at the very top of these Unions are Westies. They are also active in parts of the Auto industry (sales,rental,shipping cars, towing, bodywork) and loansharking money which is their bread and butter. Real Crazy, Real Violent Organization
"I asked Jack if he liked Fish Sticks, he said yeah so I called him a gay fish! He didn't get it." "Stupid Westie."