Busted

Busted

A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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The shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062085450
006208545X
9780062085443
0062085441
Branch Call Number: 364.132309748 RUDER
Characteristics: 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Laker, Barbara

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ckouvelas Feb 19, 2017

Great true story. Writing was simply great and knew nothing about this event and was delighted to know more. Could not put this book down.

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Oct 03, 2016

Fantastic book and well written! I knew nothing about this case or the authors, but it was a pleasant surprise. Very easy to read, and hard ot put down as well.

ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"Tipped off by a drug addict who had been collaborating with a Philadelphia vice cop, Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker probed more deeply into police operations and uncovered a disturbingly extensive pattern of corrupt activities. Their series of reports caused public anger about the police misconduct and resulted in the demotions of a few officers -- though none were ever criminally charged. Busted traces Ruderman and Laker's investigation (which won them a Pulitzer Prize) and relates details of their personal lives, providing a fascinating and "insightful view of high-risk, high-reward" crime reportage (Kirkus Reviews)." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/07a6a31c-7455-4328-9850-87f64b0c952f?postId=4ba36ab2-e78e-4e70-abde-d37ee7b88a73

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