The STATE DOESN"T PROTECT GANGSTERS??? IN WHAT WORLD?

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Thu May 10 16:46:18 MDT 2001



On Thu, 10 May 2001 18:46:30 -0400 Les Schaffer <schaffer at optonline.net>
writes:
> Carrol Cox writes:
>
>
> : It is almost impossible to imagine the major cities in the U.S.
> without
> : assuming very close ties between the City and organized crime.
>
> yes, the cops seemed very organized.

Early in the 20th century the muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens
investigated the relationship between organized crime and
local government in the US.  His inquiries eventually led him
into a more radical understanding of the relationship between
the state and capital, and why crime (organized and unorganized)
is functional for these arrangements.

Jim F.

>
> les schaffer
>

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