Suppression of Crime Syndicates

Archive Report

Organized Crime and Crime Syndicates

Concern Over Growing Power of Crime Syndicates

Public officials and investigating bodies have repeatedly asserted that organized crime in the United States has grown in extent and power to a point where it cannot be effectively controlled by state and local law-enforcement agencies. Their concern over the situation is reflected in pending proposals before Congress which probably will result in renewed scrutiny of the whole question this spring. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved a resolution by Sen. Kefauver (D., Tenn.) calling for an investigation of the interstate aspects of crime syndicate operations. The resolution is now before the Senate Rules Committee for decision as to whether the proposed investigation should be conducted by a Judiciary subcommittee, as Kefauver recommended, or ...

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