The Other Chicago Mob is the story of Officer Gary Cohen, a cop from 1966 to 1988. He and his brother officers were almost universally opportunists, crooks, and in some way on the take in a police department set up to facilitate dishonest activity. This is the story of a crooked cop in a dishonest system that is part of a dysfunctional city government. It describes a forty-year cover-up as Gary crosses the thin blue line and breaks the code of silence to set history right. The Other Chicago Mob is the police department, and the story explains how it works, names individuals, takes you on the streets and down in the subways in this never before told true police story. Walk the streets and alleys of Chicago and see what being a cop was really about.
Verne Elliot Glassman has lived a dual life in the arts and the sciences. He worked in aerospace on the space shuttle and is an artist, photographer, and writer. His interests and experience are varied, and he consistently chooses the road less traveled.