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Organized Crime and Use of Violence - Hearings Before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, April 28, 29, and 30 - May 1, 1980, Part 1

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391 pages
This publication presents the full texts of oral and written testimony presented at 1980 Senate subcommittee hearings on organized crime and use of violence.
The hearings focused on organized crime's use of violence to gain control of businesses, organizations, and geographic areas. Speakers included members of the Kansas City, Mo., police department, a Kansas City businessman, a federal penitentiary inmate, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI agents and administrators, and Justice Department officials. Topics addressed included types of organized crime activities, causes and effects of organized crime, FBI investigative efforts and techniques, and the use violence in drug trafficking. Other subject areas included criminals' use of the Freedom of Information requests to identify informants, legislation affecting law enforcement agencies' ability to acquire information about organized crime, and organized crime and violence in the River Quay area of Kansas City. Photographs, figures, and tables are included. Extensive appendixes present FBI proposals to amend the Freedom of Information Act, and survey of the impact on law enforcement activities of the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, and documents relating to organized crime in Kansas City and in Pueblo, Colo.