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Leonard Patrick is of Irish descent
If you google "Leonard Patrick" (in quotes) everything comes up Irish. He, like many Irish and Italians lived in Jewish areas. There were usually poor inner-city poor immigrant neighborhoods. Patrick is a surname that is almost always comes from Ireland and the U.K.(comprising of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales).
Could you please provide me verifiable references stating that Patrick was ,in fact, Irish. As far as i know, many Jews have and still change their surnames to English or Irish ones. That does not necessarily make them so. Prominent examples include Sumner Redstone and David Copperfield. Anyway, i have provided a suitable reference for the statement about his Jewish ethnicity. Joyson Noel (talk) 14:42, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't' see that Leonard Patrick changed his name.
Many Jews changed their name to more American names for business reasons. I don't' see that Leonard Patrick changed his name. This usually comes out and is listed in places. This is especially true with criminals. When they are charged with crimes, it has their real names, Copperfield, Redstone, and others list their birth name, and Americanized name.i have never seen an other names, aliases, AKA's, etc for Leonard Patrick that are Jewish in nature
I am not saying that he did. Maybe, his parents or grandparents changed their surname. Whether he even changed his surname is actually a different matter, and is not sufficient to disqualify him as Jewish. The reference which i have provided in this article clearly states what he was Jewish. Unless you can come up with a much more credible source mentioning that Leonard Patrick was of Irish or British descent, the categories will remain. Joyson Noel (talk) 15:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes, He's Jewish
You are correct. Lenny Patrick is/was Jewish. He even testified to that fact. Even some of his Jewish friends were interviewed when he was testifying and said he was Jewish. I will summarize what one of his friends said: "People would say to him, 'Patrick, that's Irish.' 'No,' he would say, 'that's Jewish.' Just say something about Jews and you'd find out." He did say he came from England but he never testified about any name change. For many years he was considered the head of the so-called "Outfit Jews" after he killed most of his Jewish predecessors. I have all of the trial converage from the Tribune and Sun-Times, and many appeals and court documents -- in addition to other material on him, such as FBI case files that mention his activities. This I all have because I have written an unpublished biography of him. People can do all the "Googling" they want, but it doesn't change the fact that he is/was Jewish. The only question I have about him that I cannot find an answer to is if he is still alive. Considering how old he would be today, I suspect he is no longer with us. I see that there is a death date for him in this article, but I have never seen any obituary or document that says he's dead. I would appreciate a source for that claim. Lock & Key (talk) 08:07, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Leonard "Lenny" Patrick (October 6, 1913-March 1, 1992)
I guess when he was testifying against Gus Alex in 1992, there was a corpse on the witness stand. And I guess when he testified in another organized-crime case in San Diego in 1993, there was a corpse on the witness stand. And I guess when he was eventually sentenced to seven years in federal prison a couple years later, the judge sentenced a corpse.
I wish people would not contribute to articles when they don't know what they are talking about.
Whoever put that in there is probably one of those frequent Wiki vandals that jump from article to article just entering information they make up to mess up articles. If so, they have succeeded yet again. Lock & Key (talk) 05:25, 6 May 2009 (UTC)