CRIME: Big Tim

At tough preparatory schools and colleges, big boys sell the radiators, fire-escapes, bedroom crockery, etc., to smaller boys. In Chicago, big boys sell small boys the privilege of staying in business. Chicago's "rackets," as they are called, developed out of the Prohibition graft system, where Federal agents extort money from blind-piggers for protection. One of the most profitable "rackets" in the Chicago underworld is in the cleaning and dyeing industry. The profits reach $1,500,000 per annum. Credit for bringing the "racket" to its Chicagoan perfection belongs largely to Timothy D....

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