Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie (Cleveland Masterwork Series (1)) hOfficers is not uelled Iave learnt to be or to try and be as courageous as Frank Serpico Anything less than that is an embarrasment to me my work and the community To let police officers be burglars and extortionists is very immoral It taints our institutions and personalities Let us be instruments of change instead of complacency Peter Maas was an American journalist and author born of Dutch and Irish ancestry in New York City New York State USA on 27 June 1929 He died on 23 August 2001 Maas was educated at the prestigious Duke University in Durham North Carolina Much of
s writing featured and policing In this book Serpico Maas wrote the biography of Frank Serpico who was a NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER WHO WITNESSED York Police officer who witnessed testified against corruption in the police service Various other biographies and autobiographies are included on this site They include When my mother was moving to a retirement apartment she decided to off load many of er books I picked up a few books from the pile that she was getting rid of and Serpico was one of them I remem graft grafht n the acuisition was one of them I remem graft grafht n the acuisition money gain or advantage by dishonest unfair or illegal means especially through the abuse of one s position or influence in politics business etcI ve ad a ard time concentrating on reading for a few months otherwise it wouldn t ave taken so long to finish this memoir Oddly enough while trudging through it I started watching the BBC series George Gently and the documentary series called Detectives The former deals with police corruption in Scotland Yard during the mid 1960s and the other focused on a string of Divine historic sexual abuse cases that took place in the late 60s and early 70s by a famous Manchester radio deejay They reallyelped set the tone and environment for the events that transpired in the bookFebruary 3 1971 Frank Serpico aged thirty five is shot in the face while working as an undercover detective in South Brooklyn s Narcotics division Another close call in the line of duty or a deliberate set up by Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) his own kind An odd uestion to ask except Frank Serpico is not like any other detectives ofis time A Greenwich Villager sporting a full beard long Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy hair funky boots and dungareese embodied everything police feared in the 60s Alani Was Here hippies He was also uniue in another meaningful way Serpico this apparentippie womanizer The Recruiter hedonistad dared to do the unheard of the unpardonable in police circles Having solemnly sworn to uphold the law CEO Muscle he elected to do just that to enforce it against everybody and not in the grand tradition of even the most personallyonest policemen against everybody except other cops He would not go along with the graft the bribes the shakedowns and The Mad Wolf's Daughter he refused to look the other way A very interesting read I found the ending unsatisfactory even though this edition contained an afterword from Serpicoimself dated Fall 1996 The truth is that this is a true story not a fairy tale Have things changed much since Serpico s time in law enforcement I think we d all like to Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller hope so Howeveris memoir created doubts than certainties for me Hmmmfood for thought The story of an Get Over It Fab Life honest cop who really wanted to protect and serve the people Truly awe inspiring Film s better I m upset I paid the 299 for thisI thought this was going to be a good interesting readIt was crapThis man was so UNLIKEABLE Instead of just being a cop for internal affairs cops who investigate other cops The police who police other cops or instead of just going withis own advice and going with itjust going No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars his own waye Husband for Hire had to keep bucking the system and for whate lost An Egg Is Quiet his dream of being a copelping others doing some good Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) he mightave been set up to be killed No one really volunteered to say they organized itdid itAnd last but not least widespread corruption is MASSIVE still to this day We see it on every news station in the country every night in every cityDepending on who you speak to Frank Serpico is a HERO A Martyr who was cast out by a corrupt power blind system Or Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey he s a idiot who just wanted to make waves a trouble maker And THE cause ofis own problemsEither way I was not impressed I want my 2 and a alf days backThe movie was SO MUCH BETTER At lest Al Pacino was starring. Offsprotection and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice The so called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majori. .Maas S Writing Featured
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I picked up a few books from the 70 s that my parents were getting rid of and Serpico was the standout of the pick I remember the Al Pacino movie from my childhood and though it might be an interesting read I never realized ow bad the corruption was in the NYPD adn t remembered that much from the movie but this story was a real eye opener I hadn t remembered that much from the movie but this story was a real eye opener I feel for the officers that go into law enforcement wanting to do a good and decent job only to get dragged down into this type of corruption I did a little research after reading this book and it really doesn t sound like much as changed since the seventies We need people like Frank Serpico in this worldThis is a story worth reading I m sure this book massively influenced or at least Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic helped create the market for the epic dark cop movies and television shows I love I don t care I would rather watch the French Connection or the entirety of The Sweeney overdubbed poorly into Belarusan six or seven times straightThe narration switches tense three times during the book without enough change in pace for the reader to realize it fails pathetically in its attempts to make a cop into a counterculture worldly playboye 竹光始末 The Bamboo Sword And Other Samurai Tales has a motorcycle drinks tea rather than coffee wears a beard and dates black chicks OMG and made me sneer at the comically suare author who inventedimThe large cast of interchangeable dirty cops and indifferent administrators was work than it was worth to sort out and I was simultaneously relieved and baffled by the sudden meaningless endingI wanted a gritty nasty edge of my seat action cop movieI got 3 gunfights in 300 pages and a lot of pandering to the look Bloodleaf how progressive and reform minded I am Al Gore setI just realized this is theoretically a true story It still sucks The famous undercover cop in 1960 s corrupt NYPD action Has it changed any over the years Strange that Iaven t written my review of this book before Oh well better late than never even five years later No point in re The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle hashing the whole Frank Serpico legend again Except that Serpico comes across as very self righteous and with a bit of a martyr complex to boot but I suspect that isn t unusual for whistle blowers Perhaps an individual who decides to take such a big risk needs to be that way because there is no guarantee that anyone will listen to them when it s taking place and there is a very good chance that they will be alone when it s all over withIt is also obvious as noted by other reviewers that Massad a bit of a man crush on Frank Serpico It s easy to see that Maas thought that Serpico was just great The counterculture cop obviously won over the white bread establishment writer Anyway the book is a bit of a slog and I found it tedious at times I eventually skimmed through the last third of the book since it wasn t Mismatch holding my interest This is one case when the movie is definitely better than the book Watch the movie Iave Many times Hell I own it The book I donated to my local library for the tax creditUPDATE July 2015Alright I Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance have to beonest I found myself rethinking my original review Truth be told I find Frank Serpico s story interesting but I also believe Test logiciel en pratique he s a fanatic I don t like fanatics and I started to wonder if my personal feelings caused me to be unfair to Mr Maas So for the past month I ve slowly been re reading Serpico and making an effort to evaluate it fairly You know what I was unfair The book is actually readable than I remember Yes Mr Maas doesave a man crush on Serpico Maas was in Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz his early forties whene wrote the book A part of the establishment and like many men of A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) his generatione envied the free wheeling lifestyle of Frank Serpico and others who lived like The Structure of Biblical Authority him I also think some of the descriptions is just Maas engaging in someyperbole At one point e describes Frank Serpico as being a crack shot and an expert in karate then goes on to talk about ow Serpico was an expert cook was an outstanding mimic could get by in several languages and ad traveled across the world All this while living on a cop s paycheck in NYC Okay Some I believe but all of that Well lets move on It was the early seventies and the cool bachelor dude was all the rage Throw in a little James Bond and the idea of a ladi. It is the late sixties a time of intense social and generational upheaval Into this maelstrom came a man who broke the mold A working class Brooklyn bornItalian cop with long air a beard and .
Es man Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) hippie with a gun and badge and youave Frank Serpico A little research about Frank Serpico uickly shows that e really wasn t all that I get the impression that after leaving the NYPD Serpico Was A Bum For Several Years Crashing a bum for several years crashing other peoples omes rent free possibly and living off is royalties from the book and movie deals However Mr Maas actually does a very good job writing about Frank Serpico despite my snarky observations Also I notice that once I got past the first few chapters the book settled down into a much nuts and bolts accounting of what the NYPD was like in the late sixties The book also shows ow difficult it can be for anyone who wants to do the right thing when dealing with a massive political bureaucracy and Das Glücksbüro high ranking officials who don t want the boat rocked So after a second reading Iave to change my rating from two to three stars I still don t care for Frank Serpico but Frank Serpico is a crusader In many ways Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination he s probably aonorable man than me and people find Honorable People often insufferable I m no exception However Mr Maas actually wrote People often insufferable I m no exception However Mr Maas actually wrote very good book I just Daughter of Moloka'i have to seperate the man from the writer s product I know the feeling that a person feels whene knows that The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) he is not wanted in a particular place I live with corruptionere in my country I is present in all the three arms of the government The people involved keep blaming each other comparing among themselves the most corrupt institution The one thing that allows corruption to flourish in both the rich and poor countries is lack of political goodwill among our leaders to take action Sometes if they do they don t put in enough effort to stop the same When Frank Serpico joined the police force This Could Be Our Future he was ambitious passionate and naive His innocence was pricked when working in the 91st Division The division was tainted with graft and corruption Systematic payments to the members of yhe task forcead tanished the name of most of the New York Police Departments Members of the public Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives had lost confidence in the people who were supposed to protect them Most of our institutions dont care about integrity Corruptionas become replaced it instead Most of the public officers are asking for money in order to Interaction Concepts of Personality help those who are in conflict with the law Prosecutors working with police officers and some judges and magistrates engage in dubious activities which almost always leads to the release of thise who are accused of different crimes It also leads to the delivery of favorable judgements to civil litigants When Serpico realises what isappening Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 he chooses to go against the system He refuses to be bribed This displeasesis fellow plainclothes policemen They view Lace Leather him with suspicion suspectingim to be an informer His efforts to raise the issues with Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Applications his superiors is met with either resistance or fear of getting imvolved The state of affairs don t change whoe is They don t alter is views towards corruption He continues to do is work but can t make any progress Corruption almost always affects the society negatively Those who are willing to speak out against it are always isolated and despised It makes working with colleagues difficult and sometimes unbearable When they report to their superiors who turn a deaf ear to what is being said can be just as frustrating Most of is choose to remain silent to live and let live in order not to attract a backlash from those who are corrupt Serpico decided it was time to move to yhe 7th division With the advice of ome inspector Behan Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) he joined the division with theope that things will be different This was not to be He soon realised that it was not just a few apples that were rotten but the whole barrel And when push turned to shove Before We Were Yours he decided to testify before a grand jury His actions resulted in the indictments of some of the officers in the 7th division It also came with a lot of resentment fromis fellow officers none of whom wanted to work with Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World him Onis arrival in Manhattan where The Texan he was to take upis new duties The Indoor Pirates he is assigned to work in what they term pussy posses mostly dealing with prostitutes The situation grows to a point where Serpico is shot foris actions Even when in Fisher Investments on Industrials hospital the animosity fromis fellow. Taste for opera and ballet Most of all Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced or boughtFor years a culture of corruption ad pervaded the New York City Police Department Police pay.