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THE MEDICAL COVER-UP IS LIKE ANY OTHER ORGANIZED CRIME | 2003-01-25

When J. Edgar Hoover was head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, organized crime was in control of New York City. Garbage collection cost three times as much as it should have. Everybody paid for it but nobody dared challenge it.

Everybody in New York knew garbage cost that much because of the Mafia payoff. J. Edgar Hoover could not deal with the Mafia so he said there was no such thing as the Mafia.

In those days, a New York politician had to get approval from Mafia chief "Lucky" Luciano. The Mafia ran Las Vegas.

Everybody back then said that no one could do anything about Mafia power. They were wrong. A lot has been done about it. After J. Edgar Hoover's death, Congress passed the RICO statutes that sent so much of the old Mafia leadership to prison.

You can do something if the people demand it.

But until we start jailing criminals in the medical profession, we will have runaway malpractice suits. Until we start jailing doctors who cover for criminal doctors, we will have runaway malpractice suits.