Following Gunna and Young Thug getting hit with R.I.C.O charges, rapper T.I. is on Instagram questioning why the KKK hasn’t been hit with R.I.C.O charges yet.
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Amid the R.I.C.O. charges facing Young Thug, Gunna, and 28 other members of YSL, fellow Atlanta native T.I. took to social media to voice his discontent with the R.I.C.O. charge being used against predominantly black collectives and organizations and not white, historically racist and violent orgs.
Tip asked via Instagram, “why the KKK ain’t been hit [with] a RICO…” The question is a necessary one to ask considering the history of the KKK and the terroristic and criminal activities the organization has been linked to.
The main reason the KKK hasn’t been hit with the RICO is that probably a lot of them are members of the government.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91–452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970) and is codified at 18 U.S.C. ch. 96 as 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968. G. Robert Blakey, an adviser to the United States Senate Government Operations Committee, drafted the law under the close supervision of the committee’s chairman, Senator John Little McClellan. It was enacted as Title IX of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, and signed into law by US President Richard M. Nixon. While its original use in the 1970s was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime, its later application has been more widespread.
Beginning in 1972, thirty-three states adopted state RICO laws to be able to prosecute similar conduct.
This was supposed to be for the mob, but instead, they are going after black people.
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