This is a more open idea designed in a cyberpunk world. In the mid 2010s, thanks to a near total collapse of the economy and an overwhelming debt exacerbated by the fall of the Euro and chaos in the Middle East and elsewhere, the American federal government looked for drastic ways to reduce its crushing debt. The rise of social media and the nasty political climate led to an odd series of decisions. In exchange for vast sums paid to the federal and state government, most urban areas earned far greater local control from both federal and state authority. Coupled with massive cuts to the federal bureaucracy, most cities in America still send money to the federal and state government in taxes, have populations that are American citizens, pay social security, send representatives to Congress, etc. they are almost entirely self governing. Some cities have stayed relatively the same (Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix), others have suffered from terrible internal strife (Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Antonio), turned into vice filled pleasure centers where little is outlawed (Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami), or turned into technological marvels (Seattle, Dallas-FW). Many, however, have turned control over almost entirely to the corporations. New York City, the largest city in America, is the most prominent example.
The New York City Development Consortium (NYDC), a collection of the most powerful corporations in New York City, has complete control of Manhattan and the five Boroughs and more or less controls Rockland County and Long Island. By 2045, they had orchestrated a comprehensive overhaul of the city's security, tax structure, traffic laws, residentiary permits, and other civil matters to turn Manhattan to the place for the Royalty (ie corporations and their upper management) and the boroughs for the lower rung workers (and the outer areas for the outsourcing). Added onto the rise of wireless networking, addicting virtual reality, a decline in standards (including safety) for entertainment, the rise of social media, and, most importantly, near ubiquitous augmented reality (or AR) the NYDC has turned the vast majority of the city into a fascist police state with a population too busy and distracted to care.
There are, however, exceptions. The Neos (Neo-Anarchists, Neo-Luddites, Neo-Communists, Neo-Libertarians etc.) as well as street gangs, plague the NYDC, particularly in Manhattan where the NYDC's grip was once the tightest. The Mafia, while working thus far with the NYDC, is at the zenith of it's power and may even rival the NYDC. Meanwhile NYPD, Inc. (long since having become privatized) has so far kept a lid on things they can only do so much. Five years prior, in response to the rising disturbances, the NYDC formed Rushford, Inc., a company whose sole purpose was to provide cover for a deadly and powerful secret police force, loyal only to the NYDC, intended to find and destroy their enemies by any means necessary.
(Lots more info to come! Idea threads include both sexual and non-sexual, con, and non-con mostly centered around the secret police and their corporate masters)