In a recent post, Scott Greenfield notes that:
While the analogy is often used, and used poorly, to compare the police to the mob, it seems unavoidable this time.
I’m not sure what is meant by the analogy being used poorly, but perhaps it’s because the gang that wears badges is not as sophisticated as the mob. This is not to say that gangs cannot be sophisticated. In fact, in many ways, the gang members I run into have more sophistication in their pinkies than the average cop on the street.