My feelings regarding NYC and it's pusillanimous politicians cannot be expressed properly without every other word being four letters, but I must take exception to your calling the NYPD Keystone Cops. Like any other profession you'll find good and bad, but when push comes to shove and all hell breaks loose it's those people wearing blue you'd want helping you.I was born and raised in New York City (Harlem) at a time when each neighborhood was a world unto itself. One didn't live long but did die with a lifetime of unbelievable experiences. That is long gone now. Nieghoborhoods, individualities, culture. Politically, it is one of the worse places to live where one cannot defend oneself without being charged, arrested, and sentenced. No matter the circumstances. NYC does not believe in self-preservation it appears. I well know this when once I had put a drug-dealer in the hospital with a Louisville Slugger. It didn't matter the weapons found on him when the ambulance came. It mattered that I did it with a baseball bat. And I was charged with attempted homicide. The leading detective said to me: "You should have killed the bastard. But even scum like him have rights. And he is pressing charges." I won the case. But even if there were two or three men against you and you severely hurt one of them. NYPD and the lil' mayor charges you. F**K NYC's politics, its mayor, governor, and their Keystone cops!
Some decades later after Harlem I, too, lived in East New York, near Brownsville, where the preception of NYPD continued. (I have family members & friends in NYPD now since retired). Evidently, it is not meant as a 'blanket indictment' against all cops. Just the very many that were criminals themselves.I'm sure you met some beauties just as I have, but Harlem was a place I hated to work in for many good reasons. I dealt with a lovely riot there many years ago after a police officer was murdered in a mosque and it wasn't a bed of roses either. I grew up in Brownsville Bklyn and got kicked in my rear end more than once by a cop, but maybe I deserved it. I still wasn't about to condemn them all and that was when I was a wise guy.
True, remember the Knapp Commission in 1971? Almost an entire police precinct involved in heroin and the sale of said drug? Criminal behavior. I personally knew of several myself then. 'Twas nice conversing with you as well.Very many that were criminals? It was nice conversing with you.
I've wasted enough time with you, buddy.Nice try, but I was there and spent a little time with Serpico at the grand jury before he became famous. I wasn't impressed at all with him and it had nothing to do with what you saw in the movie. Your statement of the entire pct being involved with drug trafficking is BS. Try reading the old articles and maybe you'll get some real facts unless you like telling fairy tales. Also, I don't believe you knew anyone involved personally unless maybe one of them threw cuffs on you. For all I know you can be posting from Riker's Island, so maybe someone else will want to spend more time answering you. So long!