Organized Crime in Chicago: Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, March 4, 1983

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Page 101 - God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Page 145 - The control of (legitimate) business concerns is secured through (1) investing concealed profits acquired from gambling and other illegal activities, (2) accepting business interests inpayment of the owner's gambling debts, (3) foreclosing on usurious loans, and (4) using various forms of extortions. A favorite operation is to place a concern (that organized crime has acquired) into fraudulent bankruptcy after milking its assets.
Page 77 - Exhibit No. 3" for reference and may be found in the files of the subcommittee.) Mr.
Page 144 - ... over matters affecting the everyday life of each citizen. Contrast, for example, the way governmental action in contract procurement or zoning functions today with the way it functioned only a few years ago. The potential harm of corruption is greater today if only because the scope of governmental activity is greater.
Page 144 - The potential harm of corruption is greater today if only because the scope of governmental activity is greater. In different places at different times, organized crime has corrupted police officials, prosecutors, legislators, judges, regulatory agency officials, mayors, councilmen, and other public officials, whose legitimate exercise of duties would block organized crime and whose illegal exercise of duties helps it.
Page 76 - This is, we have to be extraordinarily thoughtful ibout how we are going to develop these coordination mechanisms not only at the Federal level but also at the State and local level.
Page 128 - State, who reasonably determines that — (a) an emergency situation exists with respect to conspiratorial activities threatening the national security interest...
Page 203 - I am a member of the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor Management Field.
Page 49 - Califomians, we are pleased to have you here and look forward to your testimony.
Page 141 - ... in perpetuating interest payments than collecting principal; and force, or threats of force of the most brutal kind, are used to effect interest collection, eliminate protest when interest rates are raised, and prevent the beleaguered borrower from reporting the activity to enforcement officials.

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