A Cop's Tale. NYPD The Violent Years by Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino

By Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino

A Cop's story specializes in long island City's so much violent and corrupt years, the 1960's to early 1980's. Jim O'Neil - a former NYPD cop - offers an extraordinary 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 adventure because the first cop at the scene on the "Dog Day Afternoon" financial institution theft.

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We could see the officers leaning out the windows and saying something to every cop they passed. ” About ten minutes later we saw a silver-colored step-van slowly coming up the middle of 125th Street. Both rear doors were tied back to keep them wide open. Cops were running out of doorways and disappearing behind the van. They reappeared with boxes of ammo in their hands and ran back for the cover of the doorways. When the van got to Davy and me we ran behind it. 38-caliber ammo, fifty rounds to a box.

Gino complied and the OD saw the pint. He was one of the few decent officers on board and he gave Gino a chance. ” He got fifteen feet before the OD realized Gino was only wearing one shoe and that the splash wasn’t made by a bottle. Gino got ten days in the brig for that and had to pay for a new pair of shoes. We were inseparable right up to the night we had a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Gino suffered a broken wrist. The six skull fractures, six jaw fractures, smashed cheekbones, pulverized nose, and handful of broken teeth that I sustained almost killed me.

He called me a fascist pig, a bastard, and then he ordered me to stop my car and let him out. I started to slow down but before I could come to a full stop he opened the door and jumped out. I had no idea what had just happened but I knew I should just keep driving. ” “Right again. ” CHAPTER FIVE All Hell Breaks Loose Davy and I spent some more routine weeks on the streets and then on the twenty-fifth of July during a 6 PM to 2 AM tour all hell broke loose as New York’s first major race riot of the civil rights era blossomed.

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