One of the New York Mafia families’ rules…

One of the New York Mafia families’ rules is that the members aren’t allowed to grow facial hair.

The 8 rules of joining the Mafia:

“Omertà” – is the oath or “code of silence”, never talk to the authorities.

“Ethnicity” – only men of Italian descent are allowed to become full members (made men). Associates, partners, allies etc. have no ethnic limits.

“Family secrets” – members are not allowed to talk about family business to non-members.

“Blood for blood” – if a family member is killed by another member, no one can commit murder in revenge unless the boss gives permission.

“No fighting among members” – from fist fights to knife fights.

“Tribute” – every month; members must pay the boss; also giving the boss a cut on any side deals.

“Adultery” – members are not allowed to commit adultery with another family member’s wife.

“No facial hair” – members were not allowed to grow mustaches; part of the Mustache Pete way.

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