HW Pick: “Firefight: the Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest”

ffirefighter book finalAs racial unrest gripped the nation last summer after a white cop fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, a startling fact emerged from the chaos: the Ferguson police department had only three black officers out of a force of 50, serving a city that’s 67% African-American. Continue Reading →

Harlem Ex-Rikers Guard, Served Time For Drugs And ‘Copstitute’

rikers-heywardA disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues to inmates and jail bosses. Continue Reading →

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