Corey Pegues is a retired NYPD police chief who started life selling crack cocaine on the streets of New York City when he was a young teenager.
He miraculously changed his entire life and left the crime behind him. He took to fighting the violence and social problems that drugs and criminal gangs bring with them into local communities and speaks to Cormac Moore on episode one of the Project 10 Podcast about life on both sides of the law.
Project 10 podcast is a 10 part series exploring a range of controversial, topical and thought provoking ideas.
What does a former crack cocaine dealer turned NYPD police chief have to say about legalising drugs? What happened the murder rate in the United States when alcohol was prohibited? Is there evidence to show that drug dealing might improve the the standard of living in some impoverished communities in Ireland?
Corey Pegues grew up dealing crack cocaine on the streets of New York City, but unlike so many of the people around him, he miraculously changed his entire life and went on to becoming one of the NYPD’s most successful police chiefs.