Raymond's investigation proved explosive.He discovered 600 brothels,1,800 bookies,and 300 gambling houses.Profit from the underworld were being used to finance politicians campaigns and in return the city government,LAPD,and district attorney turn a blind eye to the corruption or directly profit from it.
While the bought and paid for grand jury refused to publish Clinton's report,Judge Fletcher Bowron,who had appointed Clinton overided the jury and the report was published in 1937
The Combination,of course was furious.John Bauer,head of the Grand Jury,called Clinton "public enemy number one"and mocked him as the "Cafeteria Kid".Things would soon turned violent....
While Raymond originally intended to blackmail the Combination instead of testifying
He was convinced to do otherwise by Clinton.Not only on moral grounds but because he would finally gain the recognition of Los Angeles he deserved.However despite their best efforts of keeping this reconciliation a secret,they were under watch..
On the orders of the Combination,the Intelligence squad had been sicked on Raymond,Lead by LT.Earl Kynette,a neighboring home was used as their safehouse to spy on him,photograph him,and record his patterns.All they needed was a time to strike.