By Clive Small, Tom Gilling
A meticulously researched and revealing disclose of the recent gamers in organised crime.
Organised crime in Australia is extra reckless and extra violent than ever earlier than. managed by way of a brand new wave of gangland bosses, it has damaged previous taboos and shaped alliances that may have as soon as been unthinkable. So who now holds the power?
There are the center japanese gangs whose center enterprise is medicines, the sale and stockpiling of risky guns, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw bike gangs with their fortified membership homes and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, regularly risky and opportunistic. much more scary, throughout the impression of radical Islam, organised crime and terrorism have all started to merge. Our jails are turning drug buyers and automobile thieves into holy warriors keen to kill indiscriminately for his or her cause.
With an identical meticulous learn that made Smack Express required studying for an individual attracted to organised crime, Clive Small and Tom Gilling take us deep into this new, darkish and violent Australian underworld.
'[A] scary account of crime and violence in Sydney.' Sydney Morning Herald
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He forced himself on me. I wasn’t going to take another beating. He raped me roughly. His eyes narrowed and turned red, and he had a real angry scowl on his face and that’s when I started kickin’ his ass, ’cos I realised that there was something seriously wrong with this man. His face turned from night to day. It was totally different. Wayne Ford, agitated in response to Rhondi’s claim, said, ‘I never forced her to do anything. I never hit the girl. None of that stuff. That’s not even true. ’ Valerie Rondi claimed, ‘He promised to get me some heroin.
It shouldn’t have happened,’ Ford replied with something short of honesty, before explaining what happened next. ‘I was very, very upset about all of this,’ Ford explained. ‘I continued to Lucerne for my pick-up. ’ The evening after Patricia had climbed into Ford’s truck, two security guards at the California Aqueduct were patrolling the area when one of the men noticed something bobbing in the rolling waters near the pump house. To his horror, the guard realised that the object was actually the nude body of a woman.
I still want to get to the truth. Despite our numerous arguments, you opened up the possibility that while someone can be accused of horrific acts, they might still be innocent, and that individual could be you. Finally, I need to acknowledge those who have lost their loved ones at the hands of these human predators. All too often, far too much attention is given to the criminals themselves, far less to the next-of-kin and close friends who have suffered so terribly. Nobody can understand your pain except you, and my heart goes out to you.