Stories and anecdotes from part of my life in 2 British police forces, years in saddles of motorcycles - and other places I've blundered into ©
Canary Wharf?!? Wow, that's just a bit too close to home... :(
They have been here before.http://www.truecrimelibrary.com/crime_series_show.php?id=1325&series_number=11If I recall some time before this incident a Surrey Police car stopped someone acting suspiciously nearby. The officer(s) were overpowered by the occupant of the car (rumoured to be ex Spetsnaz) who then made his getaway. I think an assassins toolkit was found in the car. I used to joke that we would look back at the Yardies with fond remembrance as the new wave of Eastern European criminality took hold. I don't think I was wrong. These people bring a degree of ruthlessness and professionalism to the game that our home grown villains don't have.Ex
When the Eastern European and Central Asian gangs first made their presence felt on the left side of the big pond after the fall of the Soviet Union, not only were many of the large metro police forces initially taken aback by their brutality, but so were many of the native criminal elements of those areas. On the one hand, they quickly earned a fearsome reputation and were able to wrest control of certain portions of the criminal economy, but it also led to unusual confederations between local, ethnicity-based groups and even some "traditional" criminal enterprises and local law enforcement organizations.
Ex, Comjam:There were some pretty `successful` Eastern Euro's operating in the 70`s and early 80's. I did a post on my personal experiences of one a few years ago. Will dig it out and dust it off again, maybe. Still a bit sensitive. Some of these types have long memories.
It's certainly a funny old world. I have a GSM+Bar (Kosovo/Yugoslavia and Iraq) and I was only ever shot at in the UK. The fact that 'foreign' assassins can operate with relative impunity in the UK is no surprise. In fact I am more surprised it a; doesn't esent happen more often, or b; it isn't reported more.
Lots of tryping errots there :-(
Tony, you ain't got no problems like this poor guy does,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Os2IGDXM8At least yours has do only with the digits.
Quartermaster/TonyF:This guy's daughter was my junior schoolteacher in Northampton - true!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RRv35Ig2mg
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