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Serpico

Author: Peter Maas
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPaperbacks, 1997, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Frank Serpico; Frank Serpico
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Maas
ISBN: 0061012149 9780061012143
OCLC Number: 37027100
Description: 402 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Peter Maas ; [with an afterword by Frank Serpico].

Abstract:

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. Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced -- or bought -- and he refused to go along with the system. He had sworn an oath to uphold the law, even if the perpetrators happened to be other cops. For this unwavering commitment to justice, Serpico nearly paid with his life.

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