Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vegas approaches mob museum with humor

mob museum logoLas Vegas is having a bit of fun with the organized crime museum it plans to open in 2010. The name of the museum includes redacted words, as one might find in a mob report from the FBI. The official name, according to recent reports, is "The (redacted) Museum: Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement."

The opening screen of themobmuseum.org website looks to be a government document full of redactions. A machine sound is hear in the background, and the document quickly appears to be shredded.


An AP story by Oskar Garcia noted that city officials have displayed t-shirts bearing the words: "There is no such thing as a mob museum nor have I ever been there."

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