9780295991115-0295991119-Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland

Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland

ISBN-13: 9780295991115
ISBN-10: 0295991119
Author: Donnelly, Robert C
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295991115
ISBN-10: 0295991119
Author: Donnelly, Robert C
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Donnelly, Robert C wrote Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland comprising 208 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0295991119 and 9780295991115. Since then Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In April 1956, Portland Oregonian investigative reporters Wallace Turner and William Lambert exposed organized crime rackets and rampant corruption within Portland’s law enforcement institutions. The biggest scandal involved Teamsters officials and the city’s lucrative prostitution, gambling, and bootlegging operations. Turner and Lambert blew the cover on the Teamsters’ scheme to take over alcohol sales and distribution and profit from these fringe enterprises. The Rose City was seething with vice and intrigue.

The exposé and other reports of racketeering from around the country incited a national investigation into crime networks and union officials headed by the McClellan Committee, or officially, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field. The commission discovered evidence in Portland that helped prove Teamsters president Dave Beck’s embezzlement of union funds and union vice president Jimmy Hoffa’s connection to the mob.

Dark Rose reveals the fascinating and sordid details of an important period in the history of what by the end of the century had become a great American city. It is a story of Portland’s repeated and often failed efforts to flush out organized crime and municipal corruption - a familiar story for many mid-twentieth-century American cities that were attempting to clean up their police departments and municipal governments. Dark Rose also helps explain the heritage of Portland’s reform politics and the creation of what is today one of the country’s most progressive cities.

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