...Where the British East India Company actually had a Thuggee and Dacoity Department. On further investigation, alas, it was not a catering function but instead devoted its attention to the suppression of such activities.
Man, for just a minute there, what an image....! After all, EIC and later the Raj had their fingers in just about everything else.
And here in the States, we've got Congress. The only Department that (is supposed to) make them toe the mark is you and me -- we're not as successful as the EIC was at controlling bandits. And about the only spice we get is spicy tales of Congressional misdeeds in the tabloid press.
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