nd there is also corruption. Selling drugs is very profitable for the people at the tops of those organizations, and they spend that money to bend municipal governments to their will. When I lived near Orlando an LA gang (the Crips or the Bloods, can’t remember which) had bought two large video arcades to use as recruiting and distribution centers in our town. A cop was going around telling everyone about this, getting them to sign a petition to shut the arcades down. He was fired, because the mayor of the town (who later left office in handcuffs) and the Chief of Police were being paid off to leave the arcades alone.