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Rose City Vice summary ↠ 108 ↠ 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 townThe sThe 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 townThe so called “Great Portland. SynopsisblurbThe 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 townThe 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 suad 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 playRose 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 suad It's 1970's Portland and blackmail is in the air My takeMy first bit of non fiction for a while and at times I was scratching my head thinking this can't possibly be true I don't suppose there is anything new about dirty cops in bed with politicians but the tale Stanford tells is of a city where corruption seemed to be endemic and the norm as opposed to the odd bad appleThis is Stanford's third book about Portland after Portland Confidential and The Peyton Allen Files One deals with vice and the other the unsolved early 60s murder of a couple of teenagers He seems to know his cityShort chapters with plenty of photographs of some of the city's larger than life characters and an expose of organised vice with hookers and blow jobs auditions under age sex drug deals dodgy cops rip offs lost case files ultra lenient courts missing drugs bent officials and a lot The writing reminded me a bit of James Ellroy's Hush Hush exposures in his LA uartetI really enjoyed this one Portland in the 60s and 70s and probably earlier seemed reminiscent of a lawless Wild West town in the 19th centuryA minor criticism and only a mere uibble was the formatting of my ARC copy for Kindle which seemed to jump around a bit Photo captions would sometimes appear in the text on the following page I think the book is only available in print so I would imagine it won't be an issueEntertaining and illuminating4 from 5Phil Stanford is an American journalist and author Some of his investigative reporting has helped overturn some unfair convictions in the pastRead in September 2017Published 2017Page count 104Source review copy from Edelweiss Above the Treeline siteFormat Kindlehttpscol2910blogspotcouk20170

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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 suad 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 cor. 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 uick read and keeps the readers attentionI received this book free from Goodreads First Reads

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Rose City ViceRuption 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 suad It's 1970's Portland and blackmail is in the air. 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