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Frank Serpico

Entries by Frank Serpico

Obama Got Involved In Gates's Personal Dispute

(171) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 4:01 PM

At the beginning of the Obama-McCain campaign, I sent an e-mail to Tavis Smiley. He was to host the presidential debate between the candidates. I asked Mr. Smiley if he would ask the candidates a question from me as a retired police detective and expert on the subject of police...

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Fear And Friendly Fire

(16) Comments | Posted June 30, 2009 | 9:15 AM

I am sure the police officer who shot Omar Edwards on the streets of Harlem did not intend to kill an innocent man, black or white - let alone a fellow officer.

He shot his victim out of fear.

Fear has been the accepted justification for such shootings. The officers...

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NYPD in Black and White

(158) Comments | Posted June 22, 2009 | 12:00 AM

"What did you think of the shooting in the city the other day?" my friend on the other end of the line asked. He's a retired NYPD lieutenant with 20 years of service.

"What shooting?" I asked - me a retired NYPD detective shot in the line of duty in...

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