By Rick Anderson
For greater than part a century, Frank Colacurcio and his crime relatives were a strength within the bars and backrooms of Seattle energy and politics, an American crime boss reign to check these of the often-glamorized Mafia dons of latest York and Chicago. Seattle Vice tells the tale of the Pacific Northwest's such a lot winning strip membership proprietor, Frank Colacurcio, whose over the top appreciation for women has made him either a millionaire and a convict. He notched his first significant legal in his 20s, and now, on the age of ninety two, faces his 6th. This ebook is a old picture of Seattle as a spot of corruption and vice. And in that image, Frank Colacurcio is the fellow within the center, smiling into the digicam.
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The reporters’ perch was next to where suspects stood, and members of the fourth estate sometimes found themselves mistakenly accused of theft, assault, and worse. “On one occasion,” Reddin recalled, “when the city attorney asked the woman victim in a rape case to point out her assailant, the woman on the witness stand pointed to me—much to the amusement of the judge, city attorney, court clerks, and bailiff. “Luckily, however, the woman eventually realized her mistake and identified some other culprit, one of the men standing in the prisoner dock behind our press box.
In reaction to an increasing number of automobile deaths, he began to convene coroner’s proceedings outdoors at crash sites. He’d quickly call a judge, phone the media, and hurry all of them to the scene, where he’d assemble a jury on the street corner. There he’d swear in witnesses, then grill the hapless driver of the other car. While the practice was less bloody than some of those described by Severyns, the goal was much the same. ” Under different circumstances, that would be the fate of a budding young felon named Frank Colacurcio.
A chain is fastened about his neck. From it descends a heavy iron ball. He is rushed out of the station and into a waiting automobile, which proceeds at high speed to the shores of Lake Washington. [The prisoner] is thrown into a rowboat and the putative avengers start to row toward the center of the deep and vast body of water. Almost invariably the prisoner breaks down and either confesses to his participation, or tells what he knows of the identity of the real perpetrators. In those days, cops multitasked with the iron ball, Severyns noted.