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Good Cop, Bad War

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I did find myself in a juxtaposition on whether I liked his personality at times throughout the book with some of the tough decisions he made.

In response, the government convened a panel of experts, and took the extraordinary brave step of resolving to actually follow the advice they were given. Importante: Si al activar la promoción, sólo se te da la opción de 30 días de prueba, entonces no podrás beneficiarte de la promoción de Prime. With the insight that can only come from having fought on its front lines, Neil came to see the true futility of the War on Drugs – that it demonises those who need help, and only empowers the very worst elements in society. Exceptionally well written with a subject matter so many of us encounter or have a predisposed opinion of, without having actually experienced it first-hand, nor attempted to grasp an opinion outside that of usual public perception. And this is coming from a guy who never did drugs (well, a little pot), but spent a lot of time living in the community.Indeed, there is no doubt that some of those involved in the drug trade are vicious bullies and would be whatever the case, after all a bully is a bully, no matter what walk of life he or she is found. Neil literally risked his life, day in day out in these undercover operations, because he was fantastic at his job and learnt well as he went along he kept himself save, just about. He points to Portugal where simple possession of drugs has been decriminalised (not possession with intent to supply, e. Once drugs are decriminalized everything can change for the better, especially if help is offered in place of persecution.

I’ve read numerous police biographies, not a few by undercover officers, and none show such sensitivity to the people they met. A perfect gift to law enforcement officers and others who still believe that the drug war in its current form still can be won. Neil Woods moved from constabulary to constabulary going undercover to familiarise himself with the local druggies and infiltrate the dealers while keeping his secret life a secret!As an outpatient psychologist in the US, I fight the "war" in a different way and it was very informative to see the story from a detective's perspective. I have read enough narco books and educated myself to know that this ‘War on Drugs’ is a total sham. As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain.

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