Protection Money

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Mafias - Protection Rackets
... Protection racketeering is one of the Sicilian Mafia's core activities ... Gambetta describes the Mafia as a cartel of "private protection firms" who act as guarantors of trust and security in areas of the economy where such things are scarce ... In exchange for money or favors, mafiosi use the credible threat of violence to protect their clients from fraudsters, thieves, and competitors ...

Famous quotes containing the words money and/or protection:

    Too many desires harm the mind; to desire much money harms the body.
    Chinese proverb.

    Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)