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Not One of Us Hardcover – 2007
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Ali Dizaei was born in Iran in 1961. Borough Commander in Hounslow, west London, Dizaei is also legal adviser to the National Black Police Association. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It's new lease of life with me started out as a 'toilet book' but it is so well written and absorbing in content that it very soon got promoted to living room before finally making it to the most prestigious spot, the bedside cabinet.
There is a lot to admire about Ali Dizaei, he arrived in this country as a young child, without his parents and unable to speak the language. The fact that he obtained a law degree and rose to the rank of Commander in the MPS simply cannot be 'blamed' on an astute ability to play the race card. Ali Dizaei is clearly a very gifted, intelligent and driven individual - unfortunately, he also appears to have a number of character flaws (as we all do).
My impression of his life, particularly following his induction into the police service, shows (in my opinion) how those flaws can be magnified and escalate beyond all recognition once negative experiences happen to an individual (black or white). I am not trying to excuse his behaviour but my impression is that neither Thames Valley Police nor the MPS come out of this whole fiasco with a clean pair of hands.
In summary, I don't like Ali Dizaei but I have enormous respect for his strength of character and his refusal to buckle under when faced with the might of the MPS. I understand that he intends to appeal against his most recent conviction.
I do think that he is a man who has an awful lot to contribute to society but perhaps now in politics rather than within the police service.
If you can find a copy of this book then it is well worth a read - very well written - in the style of Joseph Wambaugh's 'The Blooding'
Why was he not fired like other officers might've been back then? Instead he was made the head of the BPA. It's laughable.
.....although this time, it looks like certain people are fed up of him calling the race card TIME and TIME again, when he is the WORST sort of police officer imaginable.....regardless of colour, race, creed etc etc. Follow the court case August 2009.....the irony of people like him, is they actually do damage to race relations, and not the opposite.
Wow, the book was very captivating. Ali is right, it does resemble more of a spy novel than a factual story. I suspect most of the writing has been done by Tim Phiilips. Anyway the book is extremely captivating and a must read for all immigrants to the Great Britain. Reminds me of what Michael Moore said in stupid white men. 'The white man has done a phenomenal job in creating a wonderful and celan image for himself. If you are walking alone in a street and come across two gangs in your path, one white and the other black, you automatically gravitate towards the white gang for self protection.'
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