From Prey To Protector

My New York Story, a Memoir...

by Robert Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9798823003803
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9798823003797
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9798823003780

About the Book

The captivating story of a kid who overcame his adversities as a child facing hatred and violence, ultimately following a calling to become a protector. Ironically serving the people and communities where he was victimized, his is a story of triumph and the exciting career of a criminal investigator, who worked on and solved thousands of crimes.

About the Author

This story is one about a kid from Queens, a mixed-race kid who grew up in a housing project and faced the adversity of racial hatred from both sides of the racial spectrum. In the early years, his brother and he faced a gauntlet of racist whites who taunted and fought with them to and from school frequently. This changed when their parents bought a home on the other side of Queens where he experienced a hate from the black teens on a much more violent level. He was the victim of multiple assaults from middle school through high school, often due to his light skin. This all occurred in the streets, on public transportation and in school. These experiences as a young child through young adulthood, would unknowingly prepare him for a career in private security and law enforcement. Little did he know that his experiences as a child would cultivate a calling for him in law enforcement. It was an adventurous career starting as a night club bouncer then as a beat cop and ultimately a homicide detective. His understanding and empathy for people was vital to his survival and success, in the modern chaotic world of police/community interactions.