Once a Cop

Author: Corey Pegues
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110497
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A "former cop sets the record straight in this ... memoir about his youth selling crack in the '80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

Once a Cop

Author: Corey Pegues
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110519
Format: PDF, ePub
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New York City Book Awards Hornblower Award Winner African American Literary Award Winner for Best Biography/Memoir As a youth, Corey Pegues was a criminal. As an adult, he became a high-ranking police officer. In this fascinating look at life on both sides of the law, Corey Pegues opens up about why he joined the New York Police Department after years as a drug dealer. Pegues speaks honestly about the poor choices he made while coming of age in New York City during the height of the crack epidemic. He’s equally candid about why he turned his life around, and takes you inside the NYPD, where he becomes a decorated officer despite bureaucratic pitfalls and discriminatory practices. Written with the voice and panache of someone who knows the streets, Once a Cop is a credible and informative look at the forces that lead some into a life of crime and what it means to make good on a second chance.

Blue on Blue

Author: Charles Campisi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501127209
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From 1996 Through 2014 Charles Campisi headed the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, Working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi's IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by 90 percent and the number of crops failing integrity test shrank to an equally startling low. Campisi is a born storyteller. His absorbing account uncovers the inner workings of the world's largest police force, showing the agony that every cop suffers when he fires his gun and spotlighting a harrowing series of investigations that tested IAB's Capacities, forcing detectives to go undercover against cops who were themselves undercover. Blue on Blue puts us in the scene, allowing us to experience the real world of cops, listen in on wiretaps, and feel the adrenaline rush of drawing in the net. It also reveals new threats to the force, such as the possibility of infiltration by terrorists. Ultimately, the look inspires awe for the man who, for almost two decades, was entrusted with the job of making sure the worlds "New York's Finest" never rang hollow.

The Hate U Give Collector s Edition

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062872340
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains a letter from the author, the meanings behind the names in the book, a map of Garden Heights, fan art, the full, original story that inspired the book, and an excerpt from On the Come Up. 8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

Into the Kill Zone

Author: David Klinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429761
Format: PDF, ePub
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What's it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation's police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work. This brilliantly written book tells how novice officers are trained to think about and use the power they have over life and death, explains how cops live with the awesome responsibility that comes from the barrels of their guns, reports how officers often hold their fire when they clearly could have shot, presents hair-raising accounts of what it's like to be involved in shoot-outs, and details how shooting someone affects officers who pull the trigger. From academy training to post-shooting reactions, this book tells the compelling story of the role that extreme violence plays in the lives of America's cops.

The Peter Shue Story The Life of the Party

Author: Peter Shue
Publisher: Terence Wallace/Famigottcha LLC
ISBN: 0988515008
Format: PDF
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Peter Shue is The Life Of The Party/a well known New York City Ghetto SuperStar/Party Promoter, who rises to the top of the drug game and then falls when taken down by Federal Agents. A true story. You will be surprised at what pop/movie star helped set him up and why she did it. "The Peter Shue Story/The Life Of The Party" is based on crime, punishment & entrapment. Peter Shue had the power to transport his dreams into reality. Peter a black pioneer of his time became the Great Gatsby of New York City party life. Everyone who attended Peter's parties from the average Joe and Jane to people like Wendy Williams, Madonna, Diddy, Mike Tyson, Mary J., Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Richard Pryor, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Charles Oakley, Eddie Murphy just to name a few (Included in the book) Peter Shue treated everyone like VIP'S. Struggling to get out of the game Peter Shue meets the unscrupulous Hollywood vixen/ Miss Pop Star who is known worldwide by many media outlets. "Hell has no fury as a woman scorned" Miss Pop Star desperately wants Peter to be her Boy Toy; father her children and in her attempts to win him over, she showers him with a myriad of exotic trips, expensive gifts, lot of money and wild sex. Also included in the book NYC newspaper article Witness Tattles on star's Ex-Pal by Helen Peterson.© Daily News, L.P. (New York) Used with Permission; Official US Court Transcripts. The Life Of The Party is a fact based portrait of a man in a world of fame, power and a need to control. Get your fill of adult thrills, fun and excitement as you turn the pages of this book. Gangsters and Movie Stars, first there was Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill. Now there is Peter Shue and ???

Don t Shoot

Author: David M. Kennedy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408828898
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gang- and drug-related inner-city violence, with its attendant epidemic of incarceration, is the defining crime problem in our country. In some neighborhoods in America, one out of every two hundred young black men is shot to death every year, and few initiatives of government and law enforcement have made much difference. But when David Kennedy, a self-taught and then-unknown criminologist, engineered the "Boston Miracle" in the mid-1990s, he pointed the way toward what few had imagined: a solution. Don't Shoot tells the story of Kennedy's long journey. Riding with beat cops, hanging with gang members, and stoop-sitting with grandmothers, Kennedy found that all parties misunderstood each other, caught in a spiral of racialized anger and distrust. He envisioned an approach in which everyone-gang members, cops, and community members-comes together in what is essentially a huge intervention. Offenders are told that the violence must stop, that even the cops want them to stay alive and out of prison, and that even their families support swift law enforcement if the violence continues. In city after city, the same miracle has followed: violence plummets, drug markets dry up, and the relationship between the police and the community is reset. This is a landmark book, chronicling a paradigm shift in how we address one of America's most shameful social problems. A riveting, page-turning read, it combines the street vérité of The Wire, the social science of Gang Leader for a Day, and the moral urgency and personal journey of Fist Stick Knife Gun. But unlike anybody else, Kennedy shows that there could be an end in sight.

My Life After Death

Author: Erik Medhus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582705607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the follow-up to Elisa Medhus’s My Son and the Afterlife—“a heartfelt, deeply moving story” (Eben Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven)—her son Erik tells his astounding story directly from the afterlife, describing in detail his death, transition, and spiritual renewal. My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is a moment-by-moment account of the spiritual life he discovers on the other side—told for the very first time in his own words as channeled by medium Jamie Butler and then transcribed by his mother Elisa. Overflowing with his signature honesty and candor, Erik describes more than just a visit to the afterlife. He personally walks us through the experience of dying, transitioning into spirit form, and reveals a detailed look at the life awaiting us on the other side. In this intimate and provocative memoir, crucial questions will finally be answered, including: What does it feel like to die? What is it like to become a spirit? Why and how do spirits communicate with the living? Is there a heaven? Ultimately, Erik’s story provides the answers that will help readers find solace and remove the fears surrounding death, showing that love has no boundaries and life does not truly end.

Cops Teachers Counselors

Author: Steven Williams Maynard-Moody
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472023875
Format: PDF
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Whether on a patrol beat, in social service offices, or in public school classrooms, street-level workers continually confront rules in relation to their own beliefs about the people they encounter. Cops, Teachers, Counselors is the first major study of street-level bureaucracy to rely on storytelling. Steven Maynard-Moody and Michael Musheno collect the stories told by these workers in order to analyze the ways that they ascribe identities to the people they encounter and use these identities to account for their own decisions and actions. The authors show us how the world of street-level work is defined by the competing tensions of law abidance and cultural abidance in a unique study that finally allows cops, teachers, and counselors to voice their own views of their work. Steven Maynard-Moody is Director of the Policy Research Institute and Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. Michael Musheno is Professor of Justice and Policy Studies at Lycoming College and Professor Emeritus of Justice Studies, Arizona State University.

Mafia Cop

Author: Richard Cagan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616088575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A true docudrama of the life of New York City narcotics detective Michael Palermo.