The Guardians of New York City
Photos by Josef Pinlac
The Guardian Angels is a non-profit international volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers. Founded on February 13, 1979 in New York City by Curtis Sliwa, the initial goal of the organization was to combat violence and crime on the New York City subway system. It has grown to include chapters in 15 countries and 144 cities around the world.