Waterfront Paper

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Evan D’Agostino October 22, 2007 Bus Ethics ID# 106003714 History of Waterfront Crime Commission The Waterfront Crime Commission was created in 1953 because of the pervasive corruption on the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey that was depicted in the movie On the Waterfront; directed by Elia Kazan's. Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy who dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by a couple of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide
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Unformatted text preview: information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders. This movie shows the corruption of the dockers union which lead to the Waterfront Crime Commission. The corruption was “documented in the early 1950’s during public hearings held by the New York State Crime Commission with the assistance of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Council. As a result, in August 1953, the States of New York and New Jersey, with the approval of the Congress and the President of the United States, enacted a compact creating the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course BUS 347 taught by Professor Oldguy during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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