The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 2

The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 2

Part one of our blog about the history of the roots of the Italian immigrants on the New York City Police Department finished with high tensions between the two parties. A program was being put into place to rectify the situation which was to enroll more Italians into the police force and the justice system as a whole. This faced strong opposition from many Irish Americans within the police force […]

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Italian-American Politics – Part 2

Italian-American Politics – Part 2

In part one of this blog we saw how over the last one hundred years the role of Italian-Americans has become far more prominent in American society. Italian-Americans now are at the very pinnacle of elite groups within the U.S. They hold positions of power in industry, the church, academia, the media and of course politics. Italian-Americans no longer live up to the old stereotypes, blue-collar workers that love opera […]

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The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 1

The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 1

Italian American have deep roots in the police departments all over certain major cities in the U.S especially in New York. Considering the discrimination of the Irish immigrants at one time in the country, it is really quite amazing how Italian Americans have such a prolific history of law enforcement.
The stereotypical idea of an Italian immigrant was twofold, one as a rather uneducated peasant and the other, far more sinister, […]

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