By James Willwerth

This is the surprising precise tale of a brand new York urban cop stuck in an internet of paranoia, weapons, a distorted experience of excellent and evil, and forthcoming disaster…an genuine case learn with chilling mental implications.

His identify was once Pete Bon Viso, a terrible urban child who made stable via becoming a member of the strength. He knew and beloved the road humans. Having grown up in an impoverished local, he observed himself as a member of the ‘underclass’ and pointed out with their difficulties. there have been few law enforcement officials within the 9th Precinct as instinctively in contact with the legal brain as Pete Bon Viso. in accordance with his former companions, “He used to be no spit and varnish cop…[but] a gung-ho cop and an severe booster of the brotherhood.”

Then there have been studies of an odd gun conflict, and rumors of an try and homicide a nation legit. Pete Bon Viso was once in the midst of all of it and no-one knew why or how. Pete claimed he used to be being stalked via a drug addict he had arrested and helped to convict, that guy was once attempting to kill him and that his simply wish was once to “get him first.” there has been a division listening to and Pete was once suspended. files confirmed that the addict in query used to be serving time, properly in the back of bars. yet Pete persevered in his declare. His companion guessed the reality yet attempted to guard him. At twenty-five, married, and the daddy of a five-month-old son, Patrolman Pete Bon Viso was once being affected by paranoid hallucinations.

James Willwerth explores extensive what occurred to Pete—his historical past and relatives, his view of himself in terms of the police division, and the explanations why he got here apart.

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Badge of Madness: The True Story of a Psychotic Cop

This can be the stunning precise tale of a brand new York urban cop stuck in an internet of paranoia, weapons, a distorted feel of excellent and evil, and imminent disaster…an genuine case learn with chilling mental implications. His identify used to be Pete Bon Viso, a negative urban child who made strong via becoming a member of the strength. He knew and cherished the road humans.

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