There is a series on Netflix titled GOTHAM, a fictional city that is so corrupted that it flounders in chaos and fear of violence. The City of Chicago, where murders have become routine, totaling in thousands; other crimes are equally routine; MS13 Gangs control whole territories throughout the City’s East side; prostitution is rampant; the police are ineffective based on the fear of entering entire areas within the city; corrupt politicians slide from one administration to another, stemming back a hundred years. The City of Chicago is bankrupt. Ward healers amass great wealth by heading political election campaigns using payoffs, arm-twisting and other forms of intimidation that insures that the mobs’ candidates always survive. Harry Truman was a ward healer before he became president.
Source: News To Me