By Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino
A Cop's story specializes in big apple City's so much violent and corrupt years, the 1960's to early 1980's. Jim O'Neil - a former NYPD cop - supplies a unprecedented examine the emblem of legislations enforcement that ended Frank Lucas' grip at the Harlem drug alternate, 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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I started to laugh out loud and Davy beat the shit out of the guy all over again. ” “I think so,” I answered. ” “The day is just beginning and I tried twice to do something decent and both times . . ” “Yeah, I’m driving to work this morning on Long Beach Road where I saw this guy walking with a small suitcase. As I got close to him he stuck out his thumb so I stopped and he got in. I asked him where he was going and it turns out he was on his way to work in the Jewish section of the 94th Precinct.
He took one look at me and broke out laughing. ” When Jimmy returned he found me in the back room of Kent Cleaners wearing nothing but my underwear and gun belt. I swore him to secrecy. When my uniform was cleaned I went to join him on post. ” Her answer inspired me to write a poem for an English composition course I was taking at New York Tech. S. what the hell It made her laugh brought out her wit And that wasn’t the first time I’d been full of shit. My professor gave me an “A” so something good did come from the incident.
Most of the time it was pretty routine, walking a post, busting junkies, making arrests for an assortment of crimes, and breaking up fights. I remember one we broke up in the Irish Harp, one of the many Irish bars sprinkled throughout Washington Heights. We were two doors down when we heard yelling and the sounds of a fight in progress. ” We took out our axe handles, which were longer, heavier, and better in a fight than our nightsticks—hey only dumb animals don’t use tools. Fairness was not in our creed but winning on the street was.
A Cop's Tale. NYPD The Violent Years by Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino