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Andy Logan
McCall Pub. Co; First Edition edition (1970)
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Against the Evidence : The Becker-Rosenthal Affair.

Against the Evidence: The Becker-Rosenthal Affair.

Gaynor after being shot. Against the Evidence: The Becker-Rosenthal Affair.

Author: Logan (Andy). Charles Becker, a notoriously corrupt and brutal member of a police force abundant in those qualities, was guilty of the murder of small-time criminal Herman Rosenthal in the late evening of July 15, 1912. However, the author reveals convincing evidence that Becker was innocent beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Home Logan, Andy Against the Evidence: The Becker-Rosenthal Affair. The 1912 murder of Herman Rosenthal, a gambling house proprietor, and the subsequent arrest of Charles Becker, a police lieutenant. Bookseller Inventory 28455. Ask Seller a Question. ISBN 10: 0841500258, ISBN 13: 9780841500259. Bibliographic Details. Title: Against the Evidence: The Becker-Rosenthal. Publisher: McCall Pub. Company, New York. New York: McCall Publishing Company, 1970. One Night in July: The True Story of the Rosenthal-Becker Murder Case. Mackenzie, Frederick A. Twentieth Century Crimes. New York: Coward-McCann, 1961. Srebnick, Amy Gilman and René Lévy. Mackenzie, Frederick Arthur. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1927. O'Kane, James M. The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity and the American Dream. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1994.

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  • Voodoozragore
This is the only book written by New Yorker reporter Andy Logan. Her writing style was pristine. Here, she clearly lays out the complicated facts of the case and draws a fascinating, nuanced picture of the politics and underworld of New York as it was before Prohibition. That Becker was corrupt is certain. That he was innocent of arranging Rosenthal's murder is also clear. He became a scapegoat for anti-corruption forces and was largely tried in the feverish press. Logan makes a convincing argument that his execution was a travesty of justice. The contention of death penalty proponents that the innocent are never executed is undermined by this case. That New York State has reintroduced the death penalty a century later is a sad commentary on the flaccid consciences and dim imaginations of the state's politicians.

A great read and a shame that it was only issued in paperback 40 years ago. F. Scott Fitzgerald fans will remember the discussion of the case in THE GREAT GATSBY.
  • Haracetys
This book covers what could be called NYC's "OJ" case. Charlie Becker was a crooked, ruthless cop. But did he REALLY order the execution of a gambling boss who had gone to the press about police corruption? ATE makes a pretty convincing case for his having been "framed" by the political powers that be.
The book also offers lots of glimpses into the old NY underworld.
  • Dianantrius
Great NYC police history