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I Am Not A Gangster

I Am Not A Gangster

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Eventually Bobby was sentenced to 12 years in Britain's most notorious prisons, along with the Krays, Charlie Richardson and the Yorkshire Ripper. 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. Eventually Bobby was sentenced to 12 years in Britain’s most notorious prisons, along with the Krays, Charlie Richardson and the Yorkshire Ripper. This led authorities to designate him as a class "A" prisoner, causing him to be frequently moved from one prison to another.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. From a brief description of his early life to a more heavy part involving his time as a gangland boss and as a convict, it really is gripping.

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 quickly became a gangland leader and was convicted of a number of serious offences including manslaughter and bank robbery.At 16, BOBBY CUMMINES became one of the youngest people in Britain to be convicted of carrying a sawn-off shotgun. Only this time his efforts saw him go from custody of Her Majesty's Prison Service to coming face-to-face with the Queen herself.

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. 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.

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. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Cummines the OBE in June 2011 in recognition of his services to reformed offenders. There are a lot of books around about the various criminals and their exploits but few end on a high note, and this has a welcome note of positivity.

Only this time his efforts saw him go from custody of Her Majesty's Prison Service to meeting with the Queen herself. 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. He was told that if he pleaded guilty to the possession charge, he would only have to pay a 10 shilling fine, whereas if he chose to proceed to a trial, he would likely be convicted and sentenced to time in a borstal.

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. 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. He went to prison and within the first few months he had taken a governor hostage for being "unreasonable". You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.



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