David Durk

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Adrian Schoolcraft, NYPD Whistblower, Gets Law and Order: SVU Treatment

    Well, folks, last week, the Adrian Schoolcraft saga finally made it into the "ripped from the headlines" realm of Dick Wolf's television empire with an episode of Law and Order: SVU titled "Internal Affairs" that aired October 9. This episode is a curious mash-up of three stories that have carried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    What Frank Serpico Started: The Knapp Commission Report

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 1, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 9 (And a new logo!) The Knapp Connection by Adam Walinsky On December 29, 1972, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption and the City's Anti-Corruption Procedures, popularly knows at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    The Bank Robbery That Would Become 'Dog Day Afternoon'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 31, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 35 Littlejohn & the mob: Saga of a heist By Arthur Bell Tuesday, August 22. Home about 10 p.m. A message from a friend on my cassette phone unit. "Just heard a couple of homosexuals are holding up a bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Target in East Harlem: The Other Pleasant Avenue Connection

    ​There was a sweet piece in the Times earlier this week about how Pleasant Avenue, the short, six-block East Harlem street near where the new Target department store just opened, was once "one of the most famous gangland stretches in the history of the mob." Old-timers who grew up there wistf ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2010

    NYPD Tapes 4: The WhistleBlower, Adrian Schoolcraft

    He wanted his bosses to know about NYPD misconduct. So they put him in a mental ward

  • NYC Life

    August 8, 2006

    Freeze Frame on a Bad Cop

    Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips

  • NYC Life

    March 28, 2006

    Malice's Restaurant

    What Rao's and a gangster-run school bus drivers' union have in common

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Serving a Life Term

    Morgenthau: The long, long, long, long arm of the law

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    The Hucksters

    The people who tried to sell you the world's most expensive stadium

  • News

    May 5, 1998

    Police Brutality and the Mayor

    The Cop Gave the Woman He'd Assaulted a False Badge Number