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I was posting some information in the "About Ancient Rome" section of the research category and stumbled across this interesting tidbit, here's the link to the whole post, http://godsofvalor.net/community/index.php?topic=148.0 ... but, here's the snippit of particular interest for you criminal type people :)

Violent gangs of the urban unemployed, controlled by rival Senators, intimidated the electorate through violence. The situation came to a head in the late 2nd century BC under the Gracchi brothers, a pair of tribunes who attempted to pass land reform legislation that would redistribute the major patrician landholdings among the plebeians. Both brothers were killed and the Senate passed reforms reversing the Gracchi brother's actions. This led to the growing divide of the plebeian groups (populares) and equestrian classes (optimates).

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