Monday, December 08, 2008

Underground Cities

Cities of the Underworld

I am watching the History Channel. The show is on what lies beneath cities. Tonight's feature is Los Angeles.

The car and tire companies bought the trains and subway systems in the mid 1950's to tear it down and plug it up. That way they could sell more cars and tires. Public transport is a sign of a healthy city.

The police were the bootleggers, ran the rackets, and were the crime wave in Prohibition times. Police there and in many other areas probably have not shaken their organized crime roots.


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