So, most things gangsters do should be legal. A lot of 'extortion' was actually voluntary and the owners lied to cover up their complicity. A lot of 'murders' were other people in a certain lifestyle where it's expected and reciprocated, so count as a duel and not a murder in many cases. Some potential endangerment of other people might be involved.
Avoiding taxes, prostitution, gambling and drugs should all be legal and it's heroic to undermine the state's authority and control.
If snitches are going to the police to report these non crimes they're complicit in an attempt to kidnap, extort and potentially kill these gangsters, and the gangsters have a right to kill turn as a matter of self defense. The exception would only be if they had threatened unjustified violence against the Informant, or had committed real crimes.
I contend its entirely possible that a lot of gangsters, including ones who killed people, did nothing wrong and the people who hunted them down, convicted them and kept them in prison should have all their property seized and become the personal slaves of the people they imprisoned. Tit for tat.
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