The Mafia felt they were above the law in part because corruption of local police and judiciary were one way the gangsters were able to keep their operations running smoothly. In some cities public corruption became so rampant that the police and public officials were actually part of the mob's illegal enterprises. But public outcry at a local level eventually worked its way up the line. There was no shortage of crime fighters eager to put a stop to the illegal activities that were going on. In this chapter you will learn about some of the famous crime busters who battled the Mafia.