posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 03:41 PM
Is it time? Will the FBI circumvent the people?
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that
provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act
focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted
them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial
because he did not actually commit the crime personally.
RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91–452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970), and is
codified at 18 U.S.C. ch. 96 as 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968. G. Robert Blakey, an adviser to the United States Senate Government Operations Committee,
drafted the law under the close supervision of the committee's chairman, Senator John Little McClellan. It was enacted as Title IX of the Organized
Crime Control Act of 1970, and signed into law by Richard M. Nixon. While its original use in the 1970s was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others
who were actively engaged in organized crime, its later application has been more widespread.
Beginning in 1972, 33 States adopted state RICO laws to be able to prosecute similar conduct.
Who watches the watchers watching the watchers?
edit on 18-10-2016 by iWontGiveUP because: New title