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October 29, 1989: A secret recording captured inside a Massachusetts home changed organized crime forever. Four members of the Patriarca crime family took the oath of secrecy to join the crime family. Little did they know that the FBI was secretly recording the whole thing. Target 12 Investigator Tim White goes in-depth on this incredible moment in mob history, 30 years to the day of the now infamous mob induction ceremony. An FBI agent assigned to the case speaks publicly for the first time, and we reveal what happened to the four men who swore a secret oath to the mob.
Watch this month’s 12 on 12 Digital Original: The Mafia Tapes debuting Tuesday, October 29 on WPRI.com and on the WPRI 12 News App.
AN AMERICAN DEBATE: Immigration. Deportation. The border wall. Sanctuary cities. They’re all parts of an American Debate that’s been going on for years – if not decades. For this month’s 12 on 12 Digital Original, Target 12 Investigator Walt Buteau brings you an in-depth look at all sides. See the steps local immigrants are taking on their journey to become naturalized citizens. Hear local leaders on what they think needs to be done to crack down on undocumented immigrants. WATCH NOW & READ THE STORY »
A BURNING CONTROVERSY: ARE BURN PITS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF SERVICE MEMBERS?
A BURNING CONTROVERSY: Some say it has the potential makings of the modern-day Agent Orange. Could something overseas be to blame for the failing health of some U.S. service members? And what is a local organization doing to research a possible link? Eyewitness News is going in-depth on a burning controversy in this 12 on 12 Digital Original.
ABOUT THE COLD CASE CARDS: In November 2018, detectives launched a deck of playing cards to generate new leads in Rhode Island’s toughest investigations. Each card shines a spotlight on an unsolved homicide or missing person investigation in the state. Every week, Eyewitness News investigates a card from the deck to uncover what detectives need to finally solve it. LEARN MORE: Cold Case Cards | Cold Case Cards: All In