shakedown

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Examples nationwide show that the shakedown for campaign cash actually has changed the very structure of many state and local governments.
And as long as they are at this, they also might as well profit from the destruction of the rule of law-from tokhang-for-ransom, to the police vigilantes' pay-per-kill system, to the incommunicado detention of shakedown victims.