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(The New York Times)   Serpico blows the whistle on corruption yet again. Environmental corruption, that is   (nytimes.com) divider line 24
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2013-07-05 12:45:58 PM
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Does it involve a cat born in a pool of gasoline?
 
2013-07-05 12:46:16 PM
Old man complains, film at 11.
 
2013-07-05 12:50:08 PM
Meh. I've said it before, if you want to know for damn sure the property next to yours won't be used for something you don't like, you should probably go ahead and buy it when you have the chance.
 
2013-07-05 12:51:02 PM

MugzyBrown: Old man complains, film at 11.


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2013-07-05 12:51:23 PM
How do you like that Spin Doctors mix tape?
 
2013-07-05 12:54:25 PM
Something about the idea of a pristine wilderness refuge for police whistleblowers cracks me up.
 
2013-07-05 01:01:42 PM

buzzcut73: Meh. I've said it before, if you want to know for damn sure the property next to yours won't be used for something you don't like, you should probably go ahead and buy it when you have the chance.


"Mr. Serpico said he had passed on an opportunity to buy the property for a low price years ago, because he thought it was environmentally protected from development."

Well like it goes in real estate, he should have known.
 
2013-07-05 01:06:26 PM
 
2013-07-05 01:07:42 PM
In the land of douchebags, the a-hole is king.
 
2013-07-05 01:25:12 PM
Mr. Serpico said he had passed on an opportunity to buy the property for a low price years ago, because he thought it was environmentally protected from development.

So, he gambled and lost, and now he wants a do over.

Thanks for exposing corruption and stuff, but I can't side with you on this one dude.
 
2013-07-05 01:26:56 PM

FARK rebel soldier: His police colleagues refused to make a "10-13", a dispatch to police headquarters indicating that an officer has been shot.[7] An elderly man who lived in the next apartment called the emergency services and reported that a man had been shot. The stranger stayed with Serpico.[7] A police car arrived. Unaware that Serpico was one of them, the officers took him to Greenpoint Hospital.

The bullet had severed an auditory nerve, leaving him deaf in one ear, and he has suffered chronic pain from bullet fragments lodged in his brain. He was visited the day after the shooting by Mayor John V. Lindsay and Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy, and the police department harassed him with hourly bed checks. He survived and testified before the Knapp Commission

What the fark.


I don't think it can be overstated how much his fellow officers hated him. They probably even arranged the shooting, intending to kill him.
 
2013-07-05 01:27:27 PM
FTFA: "So discouraged has Mr. Serpico, 77, become that he has renewed his American and Italian passports with an eye, he said in all seriousness, toward moving back to Europe."

I always wondered if the movie's portrayal of him as a complete drama queen was accurate. Apparently it is.
 
2013-07-05 01:40:57 PM
His Family crest has a sheep dog pissing in a Gondola.
 
2013-07-05 01:43:56 PM

TheDirtyNacho: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

Does it involve a cat born in a pool of gasoline?


First thing I thought of as well...
 
2013-07-05 01:56:24 PM

FARK rebel soldier: His police colleagues refused to make a "10-13", a dispatch to police headquarters indicating that an officer has been shot.[7] An elderly man who lived in the next apartment called the emergency services and reported that a man had been shot. The stranger stayed with Serpico.[7] A police car arrived. Unaware that Serpico was one of them, the officers took him to Greenpoint Hospital.

The bullet had severed an auditory nerve, leaving him deaf in one ear, and he has suffered chronic pain from bullet fragments lodged in his brain. He was visited the day after the shooting by Mayor John V. Lindsay and Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy, and the police department harassed him with hourly bed checks. He survived and testified before the Knapp Commission

What the fark.



I just watched the movie on Netflix the other day....it was a farked situation that I'm surprised took him being shot in the face to leave.
 
2013-07-05 01:57:25 PM

SBinRR: Mr. Serpico said he had passed on an opportunity to buy the property for a low price years ago, because he thought it was environmentally protected from development.

So, he gambled and lost, and now he wants a do over.

Thanks for exposing corruption and stuff, but I can't side with you on this one dude.


This.

He became a rock star in his own mind, and feels like he should be able to bully people into giving him his way.

He wanted other people to leave their own property the way HE wanted it.  He never did anything to protect the land himself, even when he had the chance.  Now that someone else isn't doing what he wanted, he's trying to make their life miserable.
 
2013-07-05 02:04:05 PM

FARK rebel soldier: His police colleagues refused to make a "10-13", a dispatch to police headquarters indicating that an officer has been shot.[7] An elderly man who lived in the next apartment called the emergency services and reported that a man had been shot. The stranger stayed with Serpico.[7] A police car arrived. Unaware that Serpico was one of them, the officers took him to Greenpoint Hospital.

The bullet had severed an auditory nerve, leaving him deaf in one ear, and he has suffered chronic pain from bullet fragments lodged in his brain. He was visited the day after the shooting by Mayor John V. Lindsay and Police Commissioner Patrick V. Murphy, and the police department harassed him with hourly bed checks. He survived and testified before the Knapp Commission

What the fark.


Thou shalt not cross the Thin Blue Line.
 
2013-07-05 02:51:44 PM
I hope he at least leaves a note for the mare.
 
2013-07-05 02:55:45 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: buzzcut73: Meh. I've said it before, if you want to know for damn sure the property next to yours won't be used for something you don't like, you should probably go ahead and buy it when you have the chance.

"Mr. Serpico said he had passed on an opportunity to buy the property for a low price years ago, because he thought it was environmentally protected from development."

Well like it goes in real estate, he should have known.


Yep, it's one of the reasons why my Uncle is buying up land around his cabin as the old residents die off.

The area right behind him is PA State protected game land but he is playing it safe.
 
2013-07-05 03:57:53 PM
I don't know---I think I'd watch this movie.

Cast Pacino as Serpico.  Could be pretty cool!  Spend 100k, super low budge, shoot it in beautiful Columbia.
 
2013-07-05 03:59:47 PM
If you don't want your neighbors accidentally modifying your property, pay for a boundary survey and a fence.  Some treated posts and some wire strung between them is all it takes.
 
2013-07-05 04:03:44 PM

rolladuck: He wanted other people to leave their own property the way HE wanted it. He never did anything to protect the land himself, even when he had the chance. Now that someone else isn't doing what he wanted, he's trying to make their life miserable.


Many areas have restrictions on what kind of development you're allowed to do.  Some people factor that into their buying criteria.  If I moved next to a 1 acre lot that was restricted to R-1 or R-2 due to environmental impact concerns yet the owner somehow managed to get it rezoned to R-6, I'd be kinda peeved.
 
2013-07-05 04:59:10 PM

Dinjiin: rolladuck: He wanted other people to leave their own property the way HE wanted it. He never did anything to protect the land himself, even when he had the chance. Now that someone else isn't doing what he wanted, he's trying to make their life miserable.

Many areas have restrictions on what kind of development you're allowed to do.  Some people factor that into their buying criteria.  If I moved next to a 1 acre lot that was restricted to R-1 or R-2 due to environmental impact concerns yet the owner somehow managed to get it rezoned to R-6, I'd be kinda peeved.


Yeah, that would definitely suck. However, if he'd bought the property cheap when he had the chance, it would not be an issue even if rezoned, because he wouldn't be obligated to build on it post rezoning.

Of course, Kelo vs New London kind of put a hole in that as well. Worst Supreme Court Decision Ever.
 
2013-07-06 12:00:58 AM
This wont end well. Again.
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