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Friday, December 18, 2009

Mob Prosecutions Low Priority For White House

Law enforcement veteran Jim Kouri reports for the Examiner that the Obama Administration is giving a pass to organized crime groups which represent increasing security threats to the United States:

There is a feeling that permeates throughout the law enforcement community that organized crime gangs are getting a free ride during the Obama Administration. While most of the focus of federal law enforcement is on counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber crime, federal police agencies must still contend with more traditional anti-crime operations including emerging organized crime gangs. "I may sound cynical, but I believe because [President Barack Obama] is from Chicago -- a city noted for it's history of organized crime -- he may be used to what's known as 'the Chicago way' and the casual relationship between organized crime and politicians in the Windy City," said a detective-investigator from the New York County District Attorney's Office who requested anonymity.



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