Interstate Crime Syndicates

Archive Report

Efforts to Break Up Crime Syndicates

Prospect of a New Federal Attack on Crime

Appointment of Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General in all probability heralds an exceptionally vigorous drive against organized crime. At Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on his nomination, Jan. 13, Sen. John L. McClellan (D Ark.) highly praised Kennedy's service as chief counsel of the Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field. Kennedy himself told the committee that he felt “this whole question of organized crime, of gangsters and hoodlums” is “a very serious matter,” He said “We are going to pursue all of those matters to the full vigor of the Department of Justice.”

Kennedy renewed his support of a national crime commission as an aid to attacks on ...

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