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NYPD and a community of Hasidic Jews clash in Brooklyn, as de Blasio continues to impose his dreadful will on the formerly free people of New York City.
Brutal Crime History Lesson 001 - Brooklyn's All-time Meanest Pimp - DaVernon LeGrande
Phony preacher, pimp, rapist and serial killer DeVernon LaGrande put the fear of God into his Brooklyn neighbors even as he put a crew of hookers disguised as poor nuns out on the subways and in the streets to earn his fortune, which was estimated at $250,000 a year in 1950's dollars. He beat women to death, and had them buried on an upstate property he obtained as a burial ground. He's estimated to have killed 12+ but didn't keep a low profile, instead riding around the city in a cream-colored Caddy complete with a tv and bar inside. Ahead of his time in crime, he preyed on young victims during the 1950's and '60's until finally imprisoned, leaving behind a progeny of 46 children, many of whom followed in his criminal footsteps - notably, DaVernon LeGrande Jr., an ultra violent psychopath who met a bloody end in a Brooklyn numbers joint.
Host Pat Dixon and guest, retired NYPD NightWatch detective Pete Paduccio, take a hard but lighthearted look at one of the scariest killers ever to walk the streets of the city.