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Prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy remains

In this June 18, 1931 photo, beer barrels are destroyed by prohibition agents at a dump in New York City. The federal government, as well as state and local authorities, spent huge sums on enforcement yet never allocated sufficient resources to do the job effectively. Bootleggers awash in cash bribed judges, politicians and law enforcement officers to let their operations continue. (AP Photo, File)

In this June 18, 1931 photo, beer barrels are destroyed by prohibition agents at a dump in New York City. The federal government, as well as state and local authorities, spent huge sums on enforcement yet never allocated sufficient resources to do the job effectively. Bootleggers awash in cash bribed judges, politicians and law enforcement officers to let their operations continue. (AP Photo, File)

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