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Good Cop, Bad War

Good Cop, Bad War

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He kind of portrayed himself as the victim of arbitrary shouting, and indirectly justifying his infidelity. There’s a moment in this book, after taking down a particularly nasty gang, a superior congratulations him on “Disrupting the drug flow into this city. 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.

Admittedly, this is not my usual Saturday night read, but this was recommended by a colleague and I found I really enjoyed it. 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.I was touched by the degree to which Woods became fond of a lot of the addicts he worked with (albeit that he was under cover. This book is not just about drugs; it is also about lives, the lives of those who are, one way or another, involved in this hideous drama. For even bigger line of events: your responsibility -> social, education problems -> criminals -> war -> smarter criminals -> people suffer -> brave new world. Suffice to say, some very nasty individuals are drawn to the enormous profits from drug dealing and trying to catch them is therefore very dangerous.

HAT has an 80% success rate in weaning addicts off heroin, far higher than any other approach on record. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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.In Switzerland they created a series of official injection centres in major cities, supplying clean equipment, medical advice and a space where addicts could inject safely. The violence these people displayed was gratuitous and ugly, the contempt they showed their victims heartless and inhumane.

I would highly recommend this book, as well as the numerous podcasts Neil speaks on regarding the war on drugs. The irony of officers locking up drug lords but taking cocaine themselves; the small time addicts who serve similar sentences to ruthless crime bosses, the sad reality that as you take out one gang, another instantly replaces them; the list goes on and in the end, he certainly makes a compelling case. 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. I enjoy books like this and found it an excellent read, the undercover work was exciting and at times unputdownable. This is a really great book for those of us who do not have much knowledge about the life of an undercover police officer.the first step is for the undercover agent to befriend local drug addicts on the street, who are also doing small time dealing to earn money.



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