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every- day operations. Both the commission and chief were appointed by the mayor. The progressives who put this dual system in place had hoped it would clean up departmental corruption, but it did not.The LAPD’s “Red Squad,” which cracked down on radicals, labor unions, and activists in general, continued to operate openly and unchecked. Department officials at all levels were en- meshed in racketeering networks, which lined their pockets from L.A. vice— bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling. In 1926, Mayor George Cryer, a decent fellow aligned with the progressive

they had to unzip my pants for me. Petty, petty stuff. We now know from the records that when Carl and I were in prison, every move of ours was recorded by the FBI. Every letter we wrote, everything that came in was photocopied and sent to them. When I first entered the prison, the warden said, "We know all about you, Wilkin- son. We don't want any of your teaching here." I was jailed with a wonderful group of moonshiners and bootleg- gers. Many were illiterate, but they loved to look at comic books. The only time inmates could get them was on Sunday, when the guards

, framed for a murder committed by “cullud” bootleggers, and a young writer who dons blackface to penetrate the bootlegging ring and exonerate Uncle Eph. Griffith, who had “long nursed the idea that this generation is ready for a new Uncle Tom,” agreed to do the picture. Kelly bought the film rights for $1,500 and prepared a screen scenario. Jolson asked Burkan, who at the time was representing him in a pla- giarism case involving the lyrics to “April Showers,” to draw up a con- tract for the Griffith picture. Jolson still hadn’t signed the document when production

, a fact that could lead observers to con- 176 Tobacco Consumption, 1927–1937 clude that the cigarette had been produced in a distant Chinese or American fac- tory, when in reality it came from a nearby handicraft workshop or the bootlegger’s urban haunt. Themultifaceted nature of theChinese cigarette trade—sales of locally produced or counterfeited brands overlapping those of tobacco productsmanufactured in dis- tant industrial plants—greatly complicates the story of the “mass-marketed” ciga- rette and its role in the rise of “modern” consumerism in twentieth

miner, bootlegger, prostitute, petty thief, store owner, farmer, politician, laborer, pump repairer, photo engraver, stenogra- pher, telephone operator, soldier, packing-plant worker, sign painter, truck driver, junkman, musician, painter, seamstress, house cleaner, and restaurant worker. Some Ishmaelite junk dealers had actually gained semiofficial status since the days of McCulloch; one was even made "caretaker of the dump" in Indianapolis and given a badge by the city "indicating that he alone has the right to pick junk from that par- ticular dump in return

1930 Tirado Bolsheviqui/Tirado Bolshevike (Tirado the Communist) Revista 1924 Tirado Bootlegger Humorada 1927 Tirado dentista (Tirado the Dentist) Zarzuela 1921, 1928 Tirado en el polo (Tirado on the Polo Grounds) Revista Lauro D. Uranga 1925 Tirado en la Republica del “Paramí” (Tirado in the Republic of “All for Me”) Revista 1924 Tirado en Long Beach Revista 1927 Tirado torero (Tirado the Bullfighter) Revista 1922 Romualdo Tirado’s De México a Los Ángeles (From Mexico to Los Angeles), Teatro México; advertisement, La Opinión, August 4, 1929. 56 C h a p t e r

. LaGuardia of Manhattan. Just as the Costello trial was beginning, LaGuardia took to the floor  of the House of Representatives to denounce Prohibition enforcement  in New York City as  corrupt  and  incompetent,  and Bielaski’s under- cover  force  as  a  “vast  system  of  espionage  and  blackmail.”  It  had  emerged  that Bielaski used government  funds  to  set up a Manhattan  speakeasy as a honey trap for bootleggers. Replete with waiters outfit- ted in Brooks Brothers vests and bartenders in alpaca coats, the “Bridge  Whist Club,” LaGuardia charged, “served hundreds

-use. Owners of $40 camellia bushes began to scour the countryside for water. Volunteer compliance committees were organized to check water meters and to ferret out bootleg- gers. Street sweepers discontinued sprinkling and restaurants ceased to wash down their tile floors. By March 6th, the city was described as being "so dry a blade of green grass looks like an o:wis." With the spread of rationing, the city's water revenues dropped and water rates had to be doubled to meet operating expenses. Water wells drilled to a depth of 300-feet were abandoned when the

Beccaria, Cesare, 32 Bedier, Pierre, 92 Behavioral accountancy, 15 Bender, John, 70 Bengal Police, 75n Bentham, Jeremy: Penitentiary Panoptican, 15n Beriberi, 94 Bestiality, 34 Bichot, Commander, 85–86 Bien Hoa Provincial Prison, 157 “Big mandarins,” 117, 121 Black Flags (bandits), 178 The Blue Shirt (newspaper), 228 Blum, Léon, 240 The Bombs of Pham Hong Thai (play), 224–25 Bonard, Louis-Adolphe, 29–30 Book of Rites, 40n Bootlegging, 102, 103n Bouvier, M., 233, 234, 261, 262 Boys, imprisonment of, 135 Bribery, 26, 76–77, 81; of caplans, 112 Brown, Edward, 21, 22

, he was permitted to tes- tify on matters that other witnesses have touched upon only through the “bootleg” method of answering above the objections of Frank Hennessy, United States Attorney.Waley made the most of his chance. From the very outset, when he announced he has been in isolation for the last ninemonths, to the finish, when he sneaked over a response indicating he expected to be punished for his testimony, he was of obvious comfort to defense coun- sel. At some length and with considerable enjoyment, he related that he had been confined to the Alcatraz