TV Show About a Brave New York Cop

Joe_petrosino

By Nate Hendley

I will be offering commentary on tonight’s episode of “American Lawmen” on the American Heroes Channel (AMC, formerly the Military Channel).

The episode, which airs February 24, 2016 at 10 pm, looks at Joseph Petrosino, a brave turn-of-the-20th-Century New York City cop who fought the Black Hand extortion racket in the United States and the Mafia in Sicily.

I was interviewed about Petrosino for this episode.

My book, The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture, is dedicated to Petrosino, still the only New York City policeman killed on a foreign mission.

My crime blog offers some background details about Mr. Petrosino and his ill-fated mission against the Sicilian Mafia.

This newspaper article has information about a Petrosino exhibit in the New York City Police Museum.

For further reading, my book The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture, is available through Barnes and Noble, Amazon directly from publisher, ABC-CLIO.

Click here to see a trailer about the Petrosino episode.

(Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based author and writer. Click on this link for information on his books. Click here for his website)

 

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