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never too far from his NYPD past
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Despite distance and decades,
whistleblower Frank Serpico is
never too far from his NYPD past

New York Daily News, by Larry McShane

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/24/2012 6:10:43 AM

GHENT, N.Y. — If you’re searching for the Frank Serpico of the ’70s, the whistle-blowing hippie cop of cinematic renown, pay a visit to Netflix. The real thing is now 76, his famous beard close-cropped and gray. Wiry and fit, Serpico sports tinted glasses and a Keith Richards-style skull ring with ruby red eyes. He lives alone in the woods upstate, far from his Greenwich Village haunts of yore. But despite the distance and the decades, Serpico is never too far away from his NYPD past. “I don’t know if there are ghosts,” he offers over coffee at an upstate farmers’ market.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/24/2012 8:04:28 AM     (No. 9081580)

Frank was a brave man to do what he did. Take care of yourself Detective.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/24/2012 12:01:00 PM     (No. 9082030)

Wish we had a few Serpicos in Congress right now.


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