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2017-01-18 06:01


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400 Things Cops Know – Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman

Author: Adam Plantinga

IT is no fun walking the line between good and evil and having to rein people in. From homicidal maniacs to child molesters, cops tread in the very darkest of humanity’s corners, and although the job is not without its perks, life on the street has a tendency to turn even the most optimistic of cadets into jaded and hardened law enforcers. In this book, Plantinga describes everything from the humorous to the downright horrific criminal types and situations patrollers deal with on a daily basis.

Learn about the cop who stops arguments by walking into the room, sitting down and reading his newspaper. Understand that the police are often forced to act in inconclusive circumstances and moral grey areas, and accept that sometimes the only people you can turn to in a world that either fears or despises you are your own.

Favourite quote - fights between teenage girls: “Heard you’ve been talking about me.” Further reading: Where the Money Is - True Tales from the Bank Robbery Capital of the World (Gordon Dillow and William J. Rehder). The Art of Making Money – The Story of a Master Counterfeiter (Jason Kersten). Provenance – How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art (Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo). - Omar Sayed

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