The Right Way To Use Rico

I usually agree with Paul Craig Roberts' essays, and I too am concerned about the potential for broad interpretation of the "criminal gang" crime bill provision and deplore abuses of RICO. But Roberts was way off base when he wrote: "There's no substantive difference between civil rights protesters blocking lunch counters and abortion protesters blocking clinics" ("So you say you're not a gang member? Read on," Economic Viewpoint, Feb. 21).

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