‘Thief to Chief’: How a teen gang member became a respected police officer

One of the teenage hoods, Kevin Lowry, was already on parole and on a path of drug dealing and petty crime — but he was about to get lucky. “Weather had driven the ­unsuspecting young men underground,” he writes of the gang’s prey, in his memoir “From Thief to Chief: A Self-Portrait of Juvenile Delinquency and Rehabilitation” (BookBaby), out Thursday. “We called it off [as the sun came up} . . . That’s when  I knew I had to get out.”

‘Thief To Chief’: How A Teen Gang Member Became A Respected Police Officer

The New York Post – by Michael Kaplan

It was 1974. Roaches crawled around the basement of a government-subsidized apartment building in Flushing, Queens, where six young men — members of a local gang called the Family — were “probably” high on weed. Six guns were laid out. Each person was expected to choose one and join the hunt to shoot rivals thought to have messed with a member’s cousin.

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