Serpico: The Classic Story of the Cop Who Couldn't Be Bought

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The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City. A culture of corruption pervaded the New York Police Department, where payoffs, protection, and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice. The so-called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majority. Into this maelstrom came a working class, Brooklyn-born, Italian cop with long hair, a beard, and a taste for opera and ballet. ...

Serpico: The Classic Story of the Cop Who Couldn't Be Bought 2005, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060738181

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