Saturday, January 23, 2010

Serpico Speaks!

While gritty old NYC certainly has its charms, it also many downsides -- like massive police corruption. In the early 1970s, honest cop Frank Serpico became world famous for blowing the whistle and exposing the NYPD as basically being a criminal enterprise. His story and what he did became justly famous, leading to the Knapp Commission and reforming the city's police department. It also lead to the great 1973 movie Serpico starring Al Pacino, hot off The Godfather, in one of his greatest roles.

The New York Times has a wonderful article about him today. Serpico is still alive, living in the woods upstate. Our city was lucky to have him and owes him an eternal debt.

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