"Anyone who has followed the disintegration of the civil rights alliance in recent years knows that open conflict was inevitable. Blacks and Jews in this country have been on a collision course for more than a decade"
“You don’t have to try at all to be a racist. It’s a little coiled clot of venom lurking there in all of us, white and black, goy and Jew, ready to strike out when we feel embattled, belittled, brutalized.”
“They were in Harlem because they were the toughest guys the department could find, and it appeared that if anyone could take care of themselves, and me as well, it would be the people in Sixth Homicide.”