When my dad a was a cop in Kansas City in the 1970s, I met any number of mobsters, some of whom wound up getting blown up in the battle over River Quay.
I’m pretty sure I’ve worked for other mob guys - the guy who owned a “supper club” in North KC, various entertainment facilities, all these porn people I knew in the 80s, etc.
Ben Asner, Ed Asner’s older brother, had survived a Mob hit, and apparently that meant that he was ever after untouchable - he could tell made men to go fuck themselves and they’ve just laugh. Ben would tell most people to go fuck themselves, so it came in handy not having to worry about it. Imagine Lou Grant, but double the crankiness.