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I Am Not A Gangster

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Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. He described the moment he decided to get into crime, saying two of his friends were walking with him at a park when one accidentally set off a starting pistol. 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.

This led authorities to designate him as a class "A" prisoner, causing him to be frequently moved from one prison to another. Two police officers allegedly mistreated the two during interrogations, which led Cummines to speak up, saying that as the two involved were minors, an adult had to be present during questioning. 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. 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. His autobiography, I Am Not A Gangster, was published 15 May 2014 by Random House's Ebury Press imprint.

In his autobiography, Cummines details how he met a broad range of people, from members of the Irish Republican Army to American gangsters. It’s just a shame there aren’t more stories about his life as a ‘businessman’ and what he and his firm did. Cummines claims he was taught to dehumanize anyone he killed, to think of them as vermin, [2] saying that if you did think about it then you would think of their families and guilt. 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.

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. Bobby was sent to prison for the first time in 1967, aged 16, and over the next decade he established himself as a ruthless hardened criminal through a succession of lucrative protection rackets and robberies. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Cummines the OBE in June 2011 in recognition of his services to reformed offenders. Bobby was sent to prison for the first time in 1967, aged 16, and over the next decade he established himself as a hardened criminal running protection rackets and robberies against a backdrop of all-out gang warfare, where doorstep slayings and bloody shoot-outs were common. 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.It’s 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. He did, however, feel sorry for one death; a hostage in a routine bank heist died due to suffering a serious panic attack, where he vomited and choked on a gag.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).As well as sharing in detail his criminal hey days he also spends more than a third of the book on his incarceration and how reading and learning led him to campaign and eventually set up charities to look at ways for the Criminal Justice system to stop focusing on punishment and try to focus on giving the prisoners the ways and means to live more productive non-criminal lives on their release. I first saw a random clip of Bobby Cummines being interviewed on social media, and was so captivated by his brief story, I just had to get his book.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. There is blood everywhere, people dying, shotguns firing, doorstep slayings and all-out gang warfare between Turkish, Greek and Irish firms and Chinese triads. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Cummines said that with a criminal record, it was incredibly difficult to find another job, and so thought "if you're gonna make me a bad guy, I'll show you how bad I can be.I Am Not A Gangster is an explosive account of life in the criminal underworld by one of Britain's most dangerous men, but above all it's a remarkable tale of redemption with the biggest turnaround in gangland history. 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. Biography: At 16, Bobby Cummines became one of the youngest people in Britain to be convicted of carrying a sawn-off shotgun. Robert Cummines OBE, FRSA (born 23 November 1951) is an English former gang leader, protection racketeer, armed robber, and criminal enforcer who was chief executive of Unlock, The National Association of Reformed Offenders from April 1999 until March 2012.



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