By Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino

ISBN-10: 1569804370

ISBN-13: 9781569804377

A Cop's story makes a speciality of ny City's such a lot violent and corrupt years, the 1960's to early 1980's. Jim O'Neil - a former NYPD cop - promises an extraordinary examine the emblem of legislations enforcement that ended Frank Lucas' grip at the Harlem drug exchange, his cracking open of the Black Liberation military case, and his event because the first cop at the scene on the "Dog Day Afternoon" financial institution theft.

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Before he agreed to become my partner he imposed a condition. “All I want out of this job is to become a detective,” he told me. ” Davy was a great partner and over the next two years we made more arrests than the twelve other cops in our squad combined. We worked our asses off, frequently pulling twelve-hour shifts for eight hours pay. Back then there was no such thing as paid overtime or time given back. If you wanted to spend extra time on a case it was on you, unlike the contracted set-in-stone rules governing today’s police force with respect to compensation.

Nobody planned it but the looting was inevitable. First came the yelling, then the screaming out at social injustices, and just as the mob was gathering a feeling of invincibility a low almost imperceptible sound was heard. Not a random street sound but one with a purpose. A word repeated over and over like some barbaric chant. As the mob strained to hear, the sound grew louder; it was getting closer. But as realization spread that the sound was being chanted by only forty cops there was a collective sigh of relief.

My biggest nemesis was Frannie Sommers, who lived a block away from me. One day, shortly after my twelfth birthday, he began pushing me around to the point where I had to fight or run for the safety of my home. I chose to fight and we stood toe to toe for ten minutes trading punches. ” That was right before I landed a good one that caught him square on the nose and drew blood. He let out a scream and ran home. My life suddenly improved as the bullies sought easier targets. The cop on the beat, Big George, knew every kid in my school by name, and when report cards came out he insisted on seeing them.

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