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Police and Protection Schemes - Prohibition Memo

In order for Prohibition violations to occur, on a regular basis, people who were hired to enforce the law had to ignore what was going on.  There was a price for that, however, which the violators were more-than-willing to pay.

This memo, from September of 1931, reports on the collection of “protection money” in King County and Seattle, Washington. 


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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.  ARC Identifier:   298492
 
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