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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:56 PM

It's time to consider using the RICO Act.


The federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law was passed in 1970 as the "ultimate hit man" in mob prosecutions. Prior to RICO, prosecutors could only try mob-related crimes individually. Since different mobsters perpetrated each crime, the government could only prosecute individual criminals instead of shutting down an entire criminal organization. Today, the government rarely uses RICO against the Mafia. Instead, because the law is so broad, both governmental and civil parties use it against all sorts of enterprises, both legal and illegal.

RICO allows for prosecution of all individuals involved in a corrupt organization. For mob prosecutions, that means that the government can go after top leadership as well as the hit men and capos. And RICO established much enhanced sentences, as well. John L. Smith described the impact of RICO in an article for the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "After RICO, mob families began to crack under the very real threat that members and associates could be indicted en masse for a wide range of criminal activity. ... [E]ven the strongest stand-up guy would have trouble fading the 20-year (and more) sentences that began accompanying RICO convictions."

While RICO was originally aimed at the Mafia, over the past 37 years, prosecutors have used it to attack many forms of organized crime: street gangs, gang cartels, corrupt police departments and even politicians.
https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/rico/
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-96

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Marcuse Jan 12 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 12 #1
SWBTATTReg Jan 12 #2
Marcuse Jan 12 #4
SWBTATTReg Jan 12 #5
Marcuse Jan 12 #6
electric_blue68 Jan 14 #7
42bambi Jan 12 #3

Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 01:59 PM

1. All of Trump's businesses fall under RICO

Trump is in some deep shit.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:01 PM

2. This picture looks fake. Is it?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:13 PM

4. It was published by CNN/Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:15 PM

5. Thanks. It sure looks kind of fake to me...but I'm not an expert ... take care!

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:31 PM

6. The sight of so many mobsters boggles the mind.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:53 AM

7. I could see why you'd think it's bc it's

so shocking to the more decent minded of us

imho

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 02:06 PM

3. Copied image address - it's January 7 CNN Capital riot news photo.

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