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I Am Not A Gangster

I Am Not A Gangster

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At 16, Bobby Cummines became one of the youngest people in Britain to be convicted of carrying a sawn-off shotgun.

Its very very rare I actually want to read a book, but after watching an interview with this guy I was hooked. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This led authorities to designate him as a class "A" prisoner, causing him to be frequently moved from one prison to another. The book was okay I would have liked to hear more about his life of crime rather than his work after his time in prison. He expanded into leading a group of criminal enforcers, extortionists and racketeers known as "The Chaps", employing extreme violence in 1970s North London with his fearsome reputation and a sawn-off double-barrel shotgun named "Kennedy" after JFK.If you like reading books like this I would highly recommend this book Really good read, can’t put it down. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. He also used a brutal method common in the underworld, filling his shotgun with rock salt instead of buckshot–doing less damage but causing serious pain and removing any forensic evidence. Ernie worked with the police to entrap Cummines, telling him he had an Uzi sub-machine gun for sale, allowing multiple armed police to ambush and arrest him.

Biography: At 16, Bobby Cummines became one of the youngest people in Britain to be convicted of carrying a sawn-off shotgun. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Cummines the OBE in June 2011 in recognition of his services to reformed offenders. He has said that if he had not wanted to escape criminal life he would have used these techniques, such as building bombs or smuggling illicit goods.Despite being described as a gangster in media, Cummines has refused the label, saying he never considered himself one, instead stating he was a "businessman whose business was crime. An explosive account of life in the criminal underworld by one of Britain's most dangerous men 'I am not a gangster,' I spat. How did this UK crime lord end up being feted by the rich and famous and be awarded an honour from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II? His story is a shocking insight into a society where the rules are made by gangland leaders and if anybody dare break them they have to deal with the consequences. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.Cummines has criticised the system of high-security prisons, which places many brilliant criminal minds in one location and thus enables them to teach each other tricks and establish connections.

He began writing poetry and got into contact with Labour MP Tony Benn who was willing to help him and contributed a foreword to his published poems, as well as changing rules so that the aim of prisons was stated to be to "rehabilitate and educate" rather than the free-for-all ethos that Cummines had experienced. This book was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, and has now made me want to read up on the Richardson gang. You feel all emotions when reading this book and it is a very powerful honest account of a difficult life but of someone who came through. I Am Not A Gangster" is a blisteringly honest account of the inner workings of the most infamous crime syndicates known and life inside Britain's most notorious jails, but above all it's a remarkable tale of redemption with the biggest turnaround in gangland history.Cummines turned his life around in prison after a conversation with Charlie Richardson, who urged him to become educated and earn money without hurting anyone. Bobby is one of the UK's leading penal reformers and has advised Ministers and Judges as well as public and private sector agencies on prison and rehabilitation. Cummines was sentenced to 18 years when an arms dealer (referred to as "Ernie" in his autobiography) informed and told the authorities almost everything Cummines and his gang had done.

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