Street Warrior

Street Warrior

The True Story of the NYPD's Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him

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2,000 arrests. 100 off-duty arrests. 6,000 assists. 15 shootings. 8 shot. 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend. Friedman was the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD's 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx's notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname "Fort Apache," Friedman served during one of the city's most dire times: the 1970s and '80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems. Street Warrior tells a story of harrowing vice and heroic grit, including Friedman's reflections on racial profiling, confrontations with the citizens he swore to protect, and the use of deadly force.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250106902
Characteristics: x, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Picciarelli, Patrick - Author


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