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Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70's — Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers

Rose City Vice Portland in the s Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers The City of Roses as natives of Portland Oregon like to call it has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption starting as far back as the post Civil War frontier days leading into the

  • Title: Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70's — Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers
  • Author: Phil Stanford
  • ISBN: 9781627310444
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • The City of Roses, as natives of Portland, Oregon like to call it, has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post Civil War frontier days, leading into the mobster infused decades of the twentieth century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town.The so called Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956 The City of Roses, as natives of Portland, Oregon like to call it, has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post Civil War frontier days, leading into the mobster infused decades of the twentieth century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town.The so called Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956 57 spilled into national politics, with hearings before the Senate Rackets Committee When the 70s rolled around, members of the police s narcotics squad were caught red handed perpetrating nefarious deeds This Northwest city, known best today for its punk rock and hipster comedies like Portlandia, was once overrun with corruption and foul play.Rose City Vice reveals a city where the cops are putting drugs back on the street, maybe even committing murder The city council is high on coke, and the mayor is carrying on a clandestine sexual relationship with 13 year old schoolgirl while under surveillance by the vice squad It s 1970 s Portland and blackmail is in the air.

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    1 thought on “Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70's — Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers

    1. Book received from Edelweiss.This is an extremely quick read about corruption in the city of Portland Oregon mainly in the 70's. It does give you some information on how it all started in the 50's and 60's. It seemed that if you were in power in the 70's in that part of Oregon you were somehow on the make. I did like how the author used some of the actual newspaper stories on the various crimes to give the book a bit more substance. The photos of the people involved in the scandal helped me to g [...]

    2. Fun to read, but I had problems with the editing and misspellings (Hillsborough, really?) in this book. My favorite parts were the early Neil Goldschmidt tales. I think that Terry Schrunk plaza should be renamed after reading and learning about his corruption in here. I grew up in Portland and remember my mom religiously reading Phil Stanford’s column in the Oregonian about the Michael Francke murder. Compelling read, I miss gritty and grimy blue-collar Portland and look forward to reading Sta [...]

    3. Synopsis/blurbThe City of Roses, as natives of Portland, Oregon like to call it, has a long and honorable history of crime and corruption, starting as far back as the post-Civil War frontier days, leading into the mobster-infused decades of the twentieth century when prohibition, prostitution, gambling, and hard drugs besieged the town.The so-called "Great Portland Vice Scandal of 1956-57" spilled into national politics, with hearings before the Senate Rackets Committee. When the '70s rolled aro [...]

    4. This book reminded me of those Crime Watch Daily programs that go behind the scenes and tell you the backgrounds of the bad guys and what they have done and with what they have gotten away. It is a very quick read and keeps the readers attention.I received this book free from First Reads.

    5. An interesting read. Mr. Stanford's cynical "I hope you didn't expect anything better" tone as he tells stories of corruption and somewhat organized crime in the Portland metro area make this an entertaining read.

    6. Fascinating stuff. I could have read a longer version easily! Had my own little mental list of names I'd have liked to have seen.

    7. Read this in one day. A fun, pulpy read. As a Portland native, I was surprised that this was all new information to me.

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