Activist and founder of the Guardian Angels, a New York-based volunteer patrol organization. Also a radio personality, he hosted an afternoon program on New York City's WABC-AM station.
Following his graduation from Canarsie High School, he worked as a manager of a McDonald's restaurant in The Bronx.
John Gotti, the famous New York mobster, was once charged with attempting to murder Sliwa.
He grew up with two sisters: Maria Sliwa and Aleta St. James.
He supported New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's campaign.