Ronald Previte, a corrupt police officer for the Philadelphia Police Department and a member of and an informant against the Philadelphia crime family of the Italian-American Mafia, told about his time in the Philly mob collecting debts. He used to hear sob stories all the time when it’d come time to collect, but you can’t listen or feel sorry for the guys. They’d come up with all sorts of reasons why they can’t pay. Kids are sick, wife’s in the hospital, overdue on the mortgage, but when they were placing the bet, where was the concern for those things then? Fear and intimidation was Previte’s style. He spent his whole life trying not to kill people. Murder is bad for business. You create problems for yourself, plus you don’t get paid. How’s a dead guy gonna pay up?