THEY WISHED THEY WERE HONEST THE KNAPP COMMISSION AND NEW YORK CITY POLICE CORRUPTION

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They Wished They Were Honest

Author : Michael Armstrong
ISBN : 9780231526982
Genre : Law
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Michael Armstrong has spent close to fifty years either defending or prosecuting criminal cases in New York City. His public service has included stints as District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and chief of the Security Frauds Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan. None of his experiences were as tense or as dangerously waged as the Knapp Commission’s investigation into police corruption, prompted by the New York Times’s report on whistleblower cop Frank Serpico. Based on Armstrong’s vivid recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability, They Wished They Were Honest recreates the struggles and significance of the two-year commission, while crediting the factors that led to its success and the restoration of the NYPD’s public image. Serpico’s charges against the NYPD encouraged Mayor John Lindsay to appoint prominent attorney Whitman Knapp to head a Citizen’s Commission on police graft. Overcoming a number of organizational, budgetary, and political hurdles, Armstrong assembled an investigative group of a half dozen lawyers and a dozen agents with backgrounds in federal, not local, law enforcement—a professional disconnect that led to numerous setbacks. Yet right when funding was about to run out, the “blue wall of silence” collapsed. A flamboyant “Madame,” a corrupt lawyer, a weasly informant, and a “super thief” cop trapped and turned by the Commission led to sensational and revelatory hearings, which publicly refuted the notion that departmental corruption was limited to only a “few rotten apples.” Throughout the course of his narrative, Armstrong illuminates police investigative strategy; governmental and departmental political maneuvering; the ethical and philosophical issues of law enforcement; the efficacy (or lack thereof) of the police’s public relations efforts; the effectiveness of its training; the psychological and emotional pressures that lead to corruption; and the effects of police criminality on individuals and society. He concludes by discussing the effects of the Knapp and succeeding commissions on police corruption today and the value of permanent outside monitoring bodies, such as the special prosecutor’s office, formed in response to the Commission’s recommendation, as well as the current monitoring commission, of which Armstrong is chairman.
Category: Law

Crimes Of The Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals And Criminal Trials In American History 3 Volumes

Author : Steven Chermak Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610695947
Genre : True Crime
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes
Category: True Crime

The Use And Abuse Of Police Power In America Historical Milestones And Current Controversies

Author : Gina Robertiello
ISBN : 9781440843730
Genre : Political Science
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Providing a timely and much-needed investigation of how U.S. law enforcement carries out its public safety and crime fighting mandates, this book is an invaluable resource for students, educators, and concerned citizens. • Provides a single-volume, go-to source for insight into police-citizen relations in the United States, from the 17th century through to today • Documents major turning points and historical events influencing the evolution of police power • Provides both supportive and critical perspectives on contemporary trends in law enforcement activities, attitudes, and practices • Enables a fuller comprehension of law enforcement in an era of significant political and social upheaval, much of which is tied to racial, ethnic, or economic factors
Category: Political Science

In The Heat Of The Summer

Author : Michael W. Flamm
ISBN : 9780812293234
Genre : History
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On the morning of July 16, 1964, a white police officer in New York City shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, across the street from the high school where he was attending summer classes. Two nights later, a peaceful demonstration in Central Harlem degenerated into violent protests. During the next week, thousands of rioters looted stores from Brooklyn to Rochester and pelted police with bottles and rocks. In the symbolic and historic heart of black America, the Harlem Riot of 1964, as most called it, highlighted a new dynamic in the racial politics of the nation. The first "long, hot summer" of the Sixties had arrived. In this gripping narrative of a pivotal moment, Michael W. Flamm draws on personal interviews and delves into the archives to move briskly from the streets of New York, where black activists like Bayard Rustin tried in vain to restore peace, to the corridors of the White House, where President Lyndon Johnson struggled to contain the fallout from the crisis and defeat Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, who had made "crime in the streets" a centerpiece of his campaign. Recognizing the threat to his political future and the fragile alliance of black and white liberals, Johnson promised that the War on Poverty would address the "root causes" of urban disorder. A year later, he also launched the War on Crime, which widened the federal role in law enforcement and set the stage for the War on Drugs. Today James Powell is forgotten amid the impassioned debates over the militarization of policing and the harmful impact of mass incarceration on minority communities. But his death was a catalyst for the riots in New York, which in turn foreshadowed future explosions and influenced the political climate for the crime and drug policies of recent decades. In the Heat of the Summer spotlights the extraordinary drama of a single week when peaceful protests and violent unrest intersected, the freedom struggle reached a crossroads, and the politics of law and order led to demands for a War on Crime.
Category: History

Congressional Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105009863361
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law

The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118473144
Genre : Biography
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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
Category: Biography

Social Problems

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ISBN : UCAL:B3898746
Genre : Social problems
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Category: Social problems

Social Deviance

Author : Henry N. Pontell
ISBN : 0130407747
Genre : Social Science
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For undergraduate courses in Deviance, Social Deviance, and Deviance and Society. This collection of classic and contemporary readings in social deviance provides a balanced overview of theories, concepts and research. It can serve as either a stand-alone reader or a supplement to a major text. *NEW- Replaced dated or less relevant material with 4 new articles. *NEW- Modified section presenting theoretical perspectives with the addition of new pieces representing developments in both feminist scholarship and the labeling perspective. *NEW- Added new readings on professional misconduct by psychotherapists and on statutory rape. *Introductions to each major section- Summarizes the readings and places them into larger theoretical and substantive contexts. *Specific deviant behaviors examined- Also the research issues in studying them, and the application theories to specific behavior through the use of various research methodologies.
Category: Social Science

World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008354396
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry