Mob enforcer

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A mob enforcer is a member or associate of an organized crime or corrupt political organization that is responsible for handling those who do not go along with organization policies, rules and deals.

Enforcement often involves threats and/or actions of violence, beatings or murder. Mob enforcers were commonly used for collecting protection money for the mob from shopkeepers and small businesses. Also, they were used in mob wars for seizing enemy turf. In the Sicilian Mafia, enforcer is the first rank given to someone who wants to join up. After enforcer is associate, before made man.

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