LIFE AFTER RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Redemption
Chapter Ten Synopsis
Initially assigned to Riviera Beach, Officer Michael Kaminski begins his new assignment in uniform patrol. If a cop did not want to get involved in anything controversial, “the Beach” was a dream assignment.
Kaminski believed that he had been assigned to the Beach to either keep him out of trouble or to see how much trouble he could create and then be fired.
Riviera Beach was nothing like the streets of Western District. However, Kaminski quickly realized one similarity. The people of the community did not appreciate aggressive police presence. This aspect of law enforcement would, eventually, lead to his transfer into Vice and Narcotics.
Slot machines or “one-armed bandits” were very lucrative money generators in bars and nightclubs. They were leased by legal (on paper) vending companies owned by local organized crime. Every gambling machine or gaming device was required to be licensed by the state. Each license was required to be posted in plain view in the establishment. That was the law. Kaminski decided to “gamble” with the law.
Routinely checking bars and nightclubs for license violations, Kaminski would unplug and take out of service each unlicensed machine. This “legal harassment” created complaints by establishment owners resulting in increased loss of income for both the establishments and the organized crime vending company.
One night, while sleeping in a cemetery on midnight shift, Kaminski was given a warning when the rear window of his patrol car was shot out. No suspects were ever found, investigated or arrested. No investigation was made. Kaminski, then, began to focus his attention on narcotics but continued to check the “one-armed bandits” just to harass the vending company.
Eventually, “unofficial” complaints from the vending company and the club owners found their way up the chain of command.
Officer Mike Kaminski was transferred into Narcotics to get him off the street. He had been personally requested my Detective P.J. Werner.
FIRST EDITION Discount Price $15.00 (signed) plus postage.
SECOND EDITION Discount Price $20.00 (signed) plus postage.
If you are interested in purchasing one of my limited editions, please contact me, either through my website, www.michaelbkaminski.com , or my personal email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. My home telephone number is 570-758-2037.
MARILYN ANDERSON will be my producer in the television series. I would like to introduce you to her. She is a published author, travel and entertainment reporter and award-winning film and television writer and producer. Marilyn has written scripts for Murphy Brown, FAME, Friday the 13th – the Series, and Carol and Company starring Carol Burnett and Jeremy Piven, along with many other projects. She lives in Los Angeles
Marilyn has a new book, HOW TO LIVE LIKE A MILLIONAIRE: When You’re a Million Short. Please check out her website, www.HowtoLiveLikeaMillionaire.com , and buy her very informative book. I have saved a lot of money with the information she has to offer. You can buy it on Amazon. It is worth the cost of the book.