Frank Serpico — American Celebrity born on April 14, 1936,

Francesco Vincent "Frank" Serpico is a retired American-Italian New York City Police Department officer, known for whistleblowing on police corruption in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an act that prompted Mayor John V. Lindsay to appoint the landmark Knapp Commission to investigate the NYPD. Much of Serpico's fame came after the release of the 1973 film Serpico, which was based on the book by Peter Maas and which starred Al Pacino in the title role, for which Pacino was nominated for an Oscar... (wikipedia)

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
An honest cop still can't find a place to go and complain without fear of recrimination. The blue wall will always be there because the system supports it.
I used to think, 'How can I write my life story? I'm still living it.'
Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
I had gone through a near-death experience, and that gives you an insight into how fleeting life is, and what's important.

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