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- File Size: 913 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Monday Books (24 Nov. 2010)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004DUN1S6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 105 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE: The Hilarious and Shocking Inside Story of British Policing Kindle Edition
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A fascinating and truly revelatory book, Inspector Gadget reveals that he is not allowed to make a cup of tea in his police station (in case he scalds himself), wear combat trousers (in case he injures himself on something he puts in a pocket), or turn on his desk fan until it has been checked by an expert (something that probably won't happen until December). He is, however, allowed deal with scores of drunken yobbos in his district of a Saturday night.
As he says: "Kettles and trousers - too dangerous.
"Tackling 250lbs of screaming, tattooed nightmare, armed only with a 50g tin of pepper spray which doesn't work and a flimsy aluminium stick - you carry on officer."
It is also a thought-provoking book. He describes what it is like attending horrific accidents and then having to visit a family and tell them that one of their loved ones is dead, knowing that he is going to shatter their world.Read more ›
I started reading Gadget's blog and was sufficiently impressed to buy this book. I wasn't disappointed. If anything it is far more personal and interesting than his blog (which I enjoy). Some of the stories he tells are deeply moving. It's compelling and funny in equal measure. He comes across as a deeply moral and brave man who signed up to be a police officer for all the right reasons and is hampered at every turn by ignorant muppets in government.
Other stories are infuriating and often terrifying. The few who have wheeled out the obligatory canards about deaths in police custody etc. have willfully ignored Gadget's own views on the matter. He has no time for lazy, racist or thuggish cops and his beef with diversity policy is primarily down the fact that it puts members of the public in danger (often members of the public from ethnic minorities).
I've worked in a front line capacity and I know how vicious some people can be. Criticism of bad policemen is entirely right but dismissal of someone like Gadget as a 'typical white man' with an attitude from the seventies is as stupid as it is lazy. When you're getting your head kicked in by Gadget's enemies, you'll be very glad when he and his colleagues turn up to help you out. And when the courts 'punish' the louse who did it with a slap on the wrist, maybe you'll see where the man is coming from.
Good job, Gadget.
I'm sorry members of the general public, but if you are wondering why...
( a ) You never see a uniformed officer on foot
( b ) It takes so long for the police to respond to your call
etc etc etc etc
you must read this hilarious and often sad account of how our thin blue line is drowning under the tidal wave of political correctness, diversity, PDR's, targets and general box ticking.
Well done Insp. G. for telling it as it is in 2008.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So far , so good. Straight to the point and answers to questions I always wondered. Still reading book .Published 7 months ago by Diane
I am very anti-police and this book tends to re-inforce my view that we are seriously over policed in this country and that root and branch reform is overdue. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ava Hay
Brought as a present - well received. Book has been passed round the whole family & we love it!Published 12 months ago by mduefy
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