Corrupt City 2

Author: Tra Verdejo
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 9781599832074
Size: 67.83 MB
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In this gripping and action-packed sequel to Corrupt City, the aftermath of the assassination is explored, revealing what happened to everyone involved. With trickery in each chapter, this book will have you cheering for the bad guys, while wondering who can be trusted, who is behind the foul events that unfold, and where the corruption will end. You won't be able to put this book down until you unveil all the clues.

Corrupt City

Author: Tra Verdejo
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 9781599831671
Size: 18.74 MB
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Meet Donald "Lucky" Gibson, an African-America detective. He was considered one of the best, until he joined his last unit. He quickly became corrupted. Instead of catching criminals, these cops were acting like one. They were labeled legal thugs with guns. After years of abusing his badge which led to an out of control coke habit, losing his family and falling in love with a young runaway prostitute. Lucky had enough. One night after an innocent Blackman was killed by his white partners, he testified in court. He used the media to expose his dirty team including his Captain and the Commissioner. After that, he became a marked man. Even the Mayor wanted him dead, Welcome to Corrupt City This crime filled drama places you in the middle of the belly of the beast. Grab hold of your seat because this action packed, page-turner will have you falling off the edge with anticipation. Every twist is unexpected and every character is a suspect.

Corrupt City Saga

Author: Tra Verdejo
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622863933
Size: 76.52 MB
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Meet Donald “Lucky” Gibson. He’s considered one of the best detectives around, until he joins his new unit, a team of corrupt cops who are just as bad as the criminals they are supposed to be catching. Lucky soon falls into the trap and becomes one more thug with a badge. Years of abusing his position have led to an out of control cocaine habit, the loss of his family, and a love affair with a young runaway prostitute, but Lucky has had enough. After an innocent black man is killed by his white partners, Lucky testifies against them. He uses the media to expose his dirty team, including his captain and the commissioner. Now Lucky is a marked man, and even the mayor wants him dead. Corruption does not begin to describe what the law enforcement and government officials represent. With trickery in each chapter, this must-read novel will have you cheering for the bad guys, while wondering who can be trusted, who is behind the foul events that unfold, and where the corruption will end. You won't be able to put this book down until you discover all the answers. Welcome to Corrupt City Saga, where you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys, and every character is a suspect. Tra Verdejo is entering the street lit scene with a raw style that will quickly put him on top.

Corrupt Cities

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821346006
Size: 55.65 MB
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Much of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Turkey was the result of widespread corruption between the construction industry and government officials. Corruption is part of everyday public life and we tend to take it for granted. However, preventing corruption helps to raise city revenues, improve service delivery, stimulate public confidence and participation, and win elections. This book is designed to help citizens and public officials diagnose, investigate and prevent various kinds of corrupt and illicit behaviour. It focuses on systematic corruption rather than the free-lance activity of a few law-breakers, and emphasises practical preventive measures rather than purely punitive or moralistic campaigns.

From Virtue To Venality

Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526111071
Size: 60.35 MB
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From virtue to venality examines the problem of corruption in British urban society and politics between 1930 and 1995. It is not a conventional study of the politics of local government since it seeks to place corruption in urban societies in a wider cultural context. The accounts of corruption in Glasgow - a British Chicago - as well as the major corruption scandals of John Poulson and T. Dan Smith show how Labour-controlled towns and cities were especially vulnerable to corrupt dealings. By contrast the case of Dame Shirley Porter in the City of Westminster in the late 1980s reveals that Conservative-controlled councils were also vulnerable since in London the stakes of the political struggle were especially intense. This book will be of special interest to students of history and politics and those who are concerned about the growth of corruption in British political culture.

Cengage Advantage Books The Enduring Vision

Author: Paul S. Boyer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111341575
Size: 40.18 MB
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (©2011). The Advantage Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, tables, and maps. Its engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34155-8; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34156-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34157-2. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Companion To Twentieth Century United States Fiction

Author: David Seed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310115
Size: 13.79 MB
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Through a wide-ranging series of essays and relevant readings, A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction presents an overview of American fiction published since the conclusion of the First World War. Features a wide-ranging series of essays by American, British, and European specialists in a variety of literary fields Written in an approachable and accessible style Covers both classic literary figures and contemporary novelists Provides extensive suggestions for further reading at the end of each essay

Corruption And American Cities

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627142
Size: 10.87 MB
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Corruption is a chronic public concern affecting America’s cities. Greed, ethical lapses and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. Court proceedings to investigate and prosecute perpetrators add to the cost. Media exposés have magnified the spectacle of abusive and unethical government. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability.

The Politics Of Corruption

Author: John A. Gardiner
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610446291
Size: 36.23 MB
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Discusses actual corrupt practices in one small city, showing both the mechanisms of corruption and the fundamental questions they raise, the answers to which will apply in many cities. He describes the background and conditions that made it possible for a local syndicate to take over an Eastern industrial center, "Wincanton." He discusses the many factors which permitted the take-over, stressing the citizens' lack of concern about links between petty gambling and the undermining of their local government.

Fight City Hall And Win

Author: Connor Murphy
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627875476
Size: 22.30 MB
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How often have you seen a development built that no one wanted or needed -- ruining the neighborhood, harming the landscape, and wrecking property values -- despite grumbling and protests by the neighbors, and sometimes without anyone even knowing it was going to happen until it was too late? All across America, bad development is approved because ordinary people don't have the knowledge they need to stand up and fight back. At any time, you can get a public notice telling you a notorious real estate developer has applied for a permit to build nearby. Will you know how to respond? Will you know what steps to take to protect your rights? Fight City Hall and Win gives ordinary folks the insider knowledge they need to protect their neighborhoods. It is filled with humor, irony, and true-to-life bedtime stories that teach readers how to take on the good old boys at city hall -- and win.