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As Seen On Discovery Channel's Street Justice: The Bronx  

Two thousand arrests. One hundred off-duty arrests. Six thousand assists. Fifteen shootings. Eight shot. Four kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend.  

Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD's 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx's notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname "Fort Apache", Friedman served during one of the city's most dire times: the 1970s and '80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems.  

Street Warrior tells an unvarnished story of harrowing vice and heroic grit, including Friedman's reflections on racial profiling, confrontations with the citizens he swore to protect, and the use of deadly force.

©2017 Ralph Friedman and Patrick Picciarelli; foreward copyright 2017 by Tom Walker (P)2019 Tantor

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The story is absolutely amazing, but I feel like the Narration really makes it. My favorite on here so far.

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Great police book!

It’s honest and true. An in your face no BS storytelling. Thank you for for sharing your story with us.

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good, funny , insane, unethical, lies.

kinda crazy story about a young officer and the experience he had as a cop. funny he admits to.what I could only imagine are crimes. he beats up innocent people and plants stuff. but book.was great.

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As a former cop

Great story. I served 7 years as a cop before being injured. I miss it every day

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Really enjoyed it

Heard him speak on things police see podcast (awesome podcast). Really enjoyed the story, it’s mind blowing how much police work has changed.

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Worse Narrator in audio book history

I want a refund. I ha e never been so dissatisfied with a narrator than this one. Seems like it could have been an interesting book, but ..