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Good Cop, Bad War

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In the end, the only people the police forces can bust are just ordinary addicts, they no longer have any access to the big dealers and gangs. Disfruta escuchando títulos sin límite cada mes y todos los podcast de Audible Original que quieras. It's hard to believe that Neil Woods actually experienced all the situations he discusses - you imagine for it to be falling straight out of a gangster movie scene, or for Leonardo DeCaprio to walk in like i'm watching THE DEPARTED. This is the story of how a thoughtful, idealistic character learned to use his empathetic nature to master some of the roughest, most dangerous work in law enforcement. 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.

They way he always remembered that addicts and people caught up in drug use or dealing are often the victims and they needed help, support and the protection of the police instead of being collateral damage was what fascinated me the most. It starts off as a fairly standard cop memoir about "fighting the good fight" and putting some horrible gangsters away but gets really gripping when the scales start to fall from his eyes and he realizes that the better the cops get at their job, the better the gangsters get at theirs - by being even more violent and predatory. What's even more impressive about Good Cop, Bad War, is realising how much the author has put himself at risk by even writing and creating this book, besides the numerous years he spent undercover, somewhat dismantling his own well being not only to protect the general public, but to ensure now moving forward in his life, he can help and support the real victims of the war on drugs - those who are suffering from addiction with no support, homeless, ill, with little hope or direction on how to recover safely.In addition, Switzerland uses Heroin Assisted Therapy - actually prescribing heroin to addicts - alongside various methadone programmes. for cannabis, 10% for cocaine, 10% for alcohol and 15% for crystal meth - with heroin as an outlier at 25%. My one quibble about this book is that rather than Woods recounting experience after experience as an underground agent, taking up chapter after chapter of the book, I would have just liked a synopsis of what he did, and what he learnt from these experiences.

g. dealing) and states in America where Cannabis has effectively been legalised, as pointing to possible solutions. 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. His discussion about his work with LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) takes up a slim chapter at the end. Neil Woods is a former undercover police officer, who spent years infiltrating drugs gangs throughout the Midlands (UK) in the 90’s and 00’s and has waived anonymity to speak out about what he learned.Good Cop, Bad War is probably one of the most absorbing reads I've had in terms of a non-fiction memoir I've experienced.

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