Thursday, March 29, 2012
Mob Wives: Victims' Families Harass Karen Again!
I just came across an article in the New York Post where the victim’s families of Sammy Gravano are now trying to say that Karen broke the law when she fired a gun at the shooting range in the Poconos. They want an investigation done by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Philadelphia Field Division, who have not yet opened a case.
This comes across to me as more harassment. Where and when does it end? Karen herself has said many times that she sympathizes with the families of her father’s victims. During his time with the mob, Sammy admitted to being involved in 19 murders. Karen’s own family suffered the loss of her uncle due to the lifestyle. She understands their pain. Many, if not all, of the victims were involved in the lifestyle and knew the possible consequences that went along with doing business in or with the mob. That was their choice, not Karen’s. It was her father who was involved in the murders, not Karen. They want Karen to pay for her father’s sins. They want Karen to pay for the decisions their own family members made when they chose to get involved with the mob? They protested her return to Staten Island. They protested her being cast on the show. They protested her right to write her story in her book, Mob Daughter. They wanted to claim the profits from her best selling book. Now they want her criminally investigated for shooting a firearm at a target, at a shooting range, which was a scene for the show.
I am still trying to understand how Karen is to blame for any of their loss and pain. She didn't ask to be born, she didn't give her father instructions on how to live his life. She didn't participate in any of the murders. What exactly is she guilty of? If I am frustrated by it all I can only imagine how Karen must feel. I decided to call Karen and see what she had to say about, what I consider to be, continual harassment.
Karen was already aware of the article when I mentioned it. Karen says that she has been trying to shed light on what happened in the past by writing her book. She has been working to change all the negative aspects in her life to positive ones. She is focused on changing her life and has made some mistakes which she acknowledges in her book. She has said many times she does not condone murder, all murder is wrong. The victim's families only want to blame her father for what happened, but the truth of the matter is that their family members were involved with Sammy and/or the mob and they knew the risks they were taking. She feels the families are blaming her for being Sammy's daughter and for being successful. They also have books that they have wanted to get published, but weren't able to get book deals. If they feel they can tell their stories, why shouldn't she be able to tell hers? They are constantly trying to discredit her, and her name, every opportunity they get. Karen says she put all of it out there already. At one point in her life she says she felt like a victim, but now she considers herself a survivor.
I hope the victims families find a way to get closure and move beyond what happened in the past. Karen is in no way responsible for what happened to their family members. They should go on with their lives and let her go on with hers.
NY Post Article: NY Post Mob Shots Too Much Reality