By Wendy Ruderman, Barbara Laker
Within the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage urban comes Busted, the surprising actual tale of the most important police corruption scandal in Philadelphia heritage, a story of gear, strength, and abuse regarding a rogue narcotics squad, a exclusive informant, and veteran newshounds whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the town of cohesion, and earned a Pulitzer Prize .
In 2003, Benny Martinez grew to become a private Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad, supporting arrest approximately two hundred drug and gun buyers over seven years. yet that luck masked a gloomy and hazardous truth: the police officers have been as corrupt because the criminals they targeted.
In addition to fabricating busts, the squad systematically looted mom-and-pop shops, terrorizing hardworking immigrant vendors. One squad member additionally sexually assaulted 3 ladies in the course of raids. fearful for his existence, Martinez grew to become to Philadelphia day-by-day information journalists Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.
Busted chronicles how those journalists—both middle-class operating mothers—formed an not going bond with a convicted highway broker to discover the secrets and techniques of ruthless kingpins and soiled police officers. pros in an shrinking from critical monetary cutbacks, Ruderman and Laker had few resources—besides their very own grit and tenacity—to holiday a perilous, complicated tale that may disclose the rotten underbelly of a latest American urban and earn them a Pulitzer Prize. A page-turning mystery in line with really good reportage, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs, Busted is sleek precise crime at its most interesting.
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