Organized Crime: Ganging Up on the Mob

During his campaign, Richard Nixon pledged to escalate drastically the federal war on organized crime. Last week he announced his battle plan. Though less electrifying than some might have wished and more eclectic than the Administration wishes to admit (it borrows heavily from Lyndon Johnson's proposals), it was a thoughtful and impressive start. Nixon asked Congress for $61 million for the task—or $25 million more than the Johnson Administration had requested. Part of the extra funds will be used to hire more FBI agents and federal prosecutors and start a special Labor...

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