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The Rise of Mass Misdemeanors

Issa Kohler-Hausmann

in Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196114
eISBN:
9781400890354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196114.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter briefly recounts the origins of the policing experiment of the early 1990s that flew under the Broken Windows banner. It also explores how that experiment has become an institutionalized ... More


“Demand the Dismissal of Policemen Who Abuse the Privileges of Their Uniform”: Racial Violence, Police Brutality, and Self-Protection

Shannon King

in Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479811274
eISBN:
9781479866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the range of strategies black New Yorkers used to defend themselves against white mob attacks and police malfeasance. Aspiring and elite blacks organized ad hoc associations ... More


This Community Is Being Criminalized

Matthew Vaz (ed.)

in Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the politics of gambling in New York City. A long tradition of demands for black autonomy in the gambling business confronted a well developed system of gambling corruption in ... More


Regulating Nightlife Scenes

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the issues that arise for policing nightlife scenes. It begins with an episode from one of the special meetings that the police occasionally hold at the precinct for bar owners, ... More


We Intend to Run It

Matthew Vaz (ed.)

in Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the emergence of state lotteries during the 1960s and 1970s. With police authority to arrest known gamblers on sight now curbed by the Supreme Court, police officials in New ... More


The New York ‘miracle’

Maurice Punch

in Zero tolerance policing

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420558
eISBN:
9781447304395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420558.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

In the 1990s, the United States was enjoying economic prosperity, however there were two things afflicting the most powerful and wealthy country in the world. First, urban America was afflicted by ... More


Staffing and Funding

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the early days of the Knapp Commission. In the summer of 1970, at a well-attended press conference at the New York headquarters of the National Press Club, Whit Knapp announced ... More


Reflections

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the author's reflections on the accomplishments and impact, if any, of the Knapp Commission on the New York City Police Department, four decades after its creation. He argues ... More


The Beginning

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the widespread corruption in the New York City Police Department and how a young police officer named Frank Serpico and New York Times investigative reporter David Burnham helped ... More


Leuci

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses Bob Leuci, a member of the elite Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Narcotics Division. Leuci had somehow gotten to know Frank Serpico, whose experiences had led to the ... More


The Public Hearings: Droge, Logan, Tank and Slim, Burkert, etc.

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the other witnesses during the Knapp Commission's public hearings. Among these is Edward Droge who testified about the everyday sort of graft that was participated in by almost ... More


Lurching Into Action

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the author's account of how the Commission dealt with the challenges of investigating corruption at the New York City Police Department. Their efforts included reaching out to ... More


Serpico

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the preparations for and start of public hearings on the charges of Frank Serpico on December 14, 1971. Serpico claimed that top-level people in the Department and in City ... More


The Public Hearings: Phillips’s Testimony

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the start of the Knapp Commission's public hearings on October 18, 1971, in the Grand Hall of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, in Midtown Manhattan. The room ... More


The Freshman

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on another target of the Commission, twenty-five-year-old patrolman Edward Droge. Droge had a wife and three children, decorations for valor, and ambitions to go to college and ... More


Some Rough Spots

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes some of the setbacks faced by the Knapp Commission. Specifically, one incident involving the restaurant Gasner's, which was investigated for serving free meals to police ... More


Waverly Logan

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Waverly Logan, a troubled 30-year-old African American ex-cop who had been suspended from the force for taking a hundred-dollar bribe. Logan had been a member of yet another ... More


Aftermath

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes event that occurred after the end of the Knapp Commission's public hearings. The Commission had to close shop, organize their files for presentation to various law enforcement ... More


Problems

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the setbacks faced by the Knapp Commission. At the end of June 1971, the Commission came to the point where, just as they were hitting full stride, their jury-rigged operation ... More


The Dynamic Duo—Again

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the Commission's efforts to gather evidence against two cops, Robert Hantz and David Greenberg, dubbed Batman and Robin. While witness Ed Droge had given the Commission a good ... More


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