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Vice : one cop's story of patrolling America's most dangerous city

Author: John R Baker; Stephen J Rivele
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A decorated Compton Police Department veteran describes how his career was marked by emerging gang activity, Mafia crimes and minimal resources, in a personal account that reveals his participation in some of the troubled city's most notorious cases.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John R Baker; John R Baker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Baker; Stephen J Rivele
ISBN: 9780312596873 0312596871
OCLC Number: 650209697
Description: xvi, 410 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A model community --
White flight, black rage --
Part of the uniform: the golden garter --
Apartheid, détente, and the great penile duel --
Rut, Crosby, and the rise of the gangs --
Panthers, Water Way, and the standoff in Victory Park --
Bullets in the laundromat, Shondra, and the bomb --
Rape, politics, and other crimes --
The service center and the Devil's Disciples --
Rapunzel, the election, and the pastry chef --
Miami and the siege of city hall --
Douglas Dollarhide's chief, Doris Davis's balls, and politics, Compton style --
Tarzan, a severed head, and the shack --
Lueders Park, the Olympics, and Mexico --
The councilman's dilemma, the back door, and the giant --
A gun to my head, casinos, and Mulberry Street --
Rut returns, the Sentinel, and the Stinkers --
The ballet, the hypnotist, and the task force --
Boot Hill, the chief's mother, and Jack in the Box --
Richard III, the Stardust, and Orchard Street --
Gangstas, the Carnival, and the ritual --
Aftermath --
Compton Coda.
Responsibility: John R. Baker with Stephen J. Rivele.

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Compton is the most violent and crime-ridden city in America. This title offers an account of Compton from 1950 to 2001 - an intensely human account of sacrifice and public service, and the price the  Read more...

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