Gregory Scarpa - The Mobster Who Roughed Up The KKK
Gregory Scarpa aka “The Grim Reaper,” was an American Capo and hitman for the Colombo Crime Family. He was recruited by the FBI to find information on 3 civil rights activists who were murdered by the KKK. He learned the location of the bodies by pistol whipping a Klansman and putting a gun in his mouth. Scarpa is believed by the FBI to have murdered 100 to 120 people.
Wikipedia continues: "Once Scarpa arrived in Mississippi, local FBI agents allegedly provided him with a gun and money to pay for information. Scarpa and an FBI agent allegedly pistol-whipped and kidnapped Lawrence Byrd, a TV salesman and secret Klansman, from his store in Laurel, Mississippi and took him to Camp Shelby, a local Army base. Scarfa severely beat Byrd and stuck a gun barrel down his throat, forcing Byrd to reveal the location of the graves.
Gregory Scarpa, Sr. (May 8, 1928 – June 4, 1994)