This is a classic:
It doesn't just turn regular folks into scofflaws willing, at least, to wink at the plainly illegal source of their smokes. It also makes them complicit in the corrupting influence of organized crime on law enforcement. Black market vice needs security and it can afford it, and since crooks cannot dial 911 they must either provide their own or else bribe public authorities. . . .
"What cigarette do you smoke, doctor?"
Friday, August 29, 2008
Posted by basil on Friday, August 29, 2008