The NYPD Tapes

The NYPD Tapes

A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage

Book - 2013
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Recounts NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft's 2010 release of secret recordings of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of the police department, and describes how his revelations have rendered him a subject of slander.

McMillan Palgrave
In May 2010, NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft made national headlines when he released a series of secretly recorded audio tapes exposing corruption and abuse at the highest levels of the police department. But, according to a lawsuit filed by Schoolcraft against the City of New York, instead of admitting mistakes and pledging reform Schoolcraft's superiors forced him into a mental hospital in an effort to discredit the evidence. In The NYPD Tapes, the reporter who first broke the Schoolcraft story brings his ongoing saga up to date, revealing the rampant abuses that continue in the NYPD today, including warrantless surveillance and systemic harassment. Through this lens, he tells the broader tale of how American law enforcement has for the past thirty years been distorted by a ruthless quest for numbers, in the form of CompStat, the vaunted data-driven accountability system first championed by New York police chief William Bratton and since implemented in police departments across the country. Forced to produce certain crime stats each quarter or face discipline, cops in New York and everywhere else fudged the numbers, robbing actual crime victims of justice and sweeping countless innocents into the police net. Rayman paints a terrifying picture of a system gone wild, and the pitiless fate of the whistleblower who tried to stop it.

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Written by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, an inside account of NYPD officer Adrian Schoolcraft's 2010 release of secret recordings of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of the police department describes decades of statistical manipulation and how his revelations have rendered Schoolcraft a subject of slander and disrepute. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
ISBN: 9780230342279
Branch Call Number: 364.1323 R213n
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 03, 2014

[Update: with recent fascist NYPD behavior towards the mayor, and previous fascist behavior towards the Occupy Movement, this book is even more topical!] A very important book exposing vile police corruption in New York City PD - - but it could easily have been the police department of any major city today in the USA, where cops routinely stop drivers [seemingly having been alerted by an inside source at their bank] who carry large amounts of cash, and illegaly confiscate their cashe! This book reminded me that immediately after the murder of Senator Bobby Kennedy in 1968, the first policeman on the scene, 20-year veteran Sgt. Sharaga, filed an honest and accurate police report, which was contradicted by other police later to arrive. Those police [Sgt. Sharaga was pristine] were all later busted for crimes ranging from drug dealing to kidnapping and torture! Sgt. Sharaga was forced into early retirement for his honesty - - but his report helped unravel the assassination which pointed towards the real, CIA-involved, culprits!


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