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 - gives you an extraordinary examine the logo 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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Covered in pigeon shit I let go a shower of profanity. I hate pigeons—fucking winged rats. ” 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.
The food was great, the flamenco dancers who danced atop the tables were amazing and the conversation filled ride home was delightful. ” That was only the first of many times the elder Mrs. Herlihy would be wrong about me. Five months later, Miss Peggy Herlihy agreed to become Mrs. Peggy O’Neil and I was thrilled to have something soft in my life. The date was set for May 8, 1965, and the world seemed rosy, right up until a growth on the back of Peggy’s leg was diagnosed as skin cancer; the price an Irish girl paid for trying to look as tan as her Italian girlfriends.
It was around 8 PM on July twenty-fifth when a radio motor patrol car (RMP) came speeding down the street with its light flashing. That was a signal for all TPF cops to mobilize at the precinct house. Remember, we still didn’t have walkietalkies. “That’s us, Jim,” Davy yelled. We both took off and ran the three blocks to the station house. When we got there a uniformed sergeant was barking out commands through a megaphone. “Listen up TPF, rioting has spread all along Eighth Avenue between 115th and 135th streets.
A Cop's Tale. NYPD The Violent Years by Jim O'Neil,Mel Fazzino