Organized crime cannot exist without public corruption.
Cops, judges, politicians, lawyers -- there's always a few bad seeds in every crowd.
Italian police have charged two cops and a defense lawyer for allegedly tipping off the Mancuso clan from the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia as reported by ANSA.
Sometimes a government can become so overrun by mobsters that the only solution is to dissolve it as apparently was the case with the town council in the Calabrian resort of Scalea as reported by ANSA.
It's astonishing how cheaply some public officials will sell themselves like crack whores.