A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly. A racket is often a repeated or continuous criminal operation.
It’s an old world word, racketeering, back in the days of the MOB
One classic example of racketeering is the protection racket…you pay me, and I wont bust up the joint…err, I mean I wont let anyone else bust up the joint!
There are white collar racketeering crimes… identity theft, credit card fraud, copyright infringements, insider trading and money laundering to name a few.
Then there are ‘legalized’ rackets – like family courts, higher education, casinos, and many would say “TAXES”
And also wartime racketeering…
“Even more outrageous and unconscionable than KBR’s war racketeering has been the manner in which they have failed to properly support and care for the brave men and women serving in our military, …..documented here:” KBR article
So in 1970 the government created the RICO Act:
So if an organization knowingly does something illegal, dealing with the obstruction of justice, which causes them to financially prosper…. they can be found guilty under the RICO Act.
Like say, police ignoring a mandate of the Attorney General, in order to ensnare more ‘criminals’. Then using those numbers, knowing they were created illegally, to file for grants to fund the police themselves. Then repeating the process, thus effectively creating an illegal conspiracy.
NO! Not all cops are bad. But having met some dishonest ones now, my faith is shaken!
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I AM FILING A LAW SUIT!