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Die Seuns Van Bird Island - 'n Skokkende Onthulling Uit Die Hart Van Die NP-Regering (Afrikaans, Paperback): Mark Minnie,... Die Seuns Van Bird Island - 'n Skokkende Onthulling Uit Die Hart Van Die NP-Regering (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Mark Minnie, Chris Steyn; Foreword by Marianne Thamm
R280 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R61 (22%) In stock

Dit is die laat tagtigerjare. Ernstige aantygings teen drie prominente NP-ministers doen die ronde. Een van die drie is, naas die staatshoof, die magtigste man in Suid-Afrika.

’n Waagmoedige polisieman en ’n vreeslose joernalis ondersoek die gerugte dat jong seuns op ’n eiland aan die kus van Port Elizabeth misbruik word. Mark Minnie en Chris Steyn kom onafhanklik van mekaar af op dieselfde donker geheim. Maar die saak kry net kortstondig aandag voordat dit doodgesmoor word en verdwyn.

Dertig jaar later sit Steyn en Minnie hul bewyse bymekaar en lig die sluier oor dié skokkende gebeure – ’n verhaal van misdaad, toesmeerdery en amptelike medepligtigheid in die verkragting, en moontlik selfs moord, van weerlose kinders.

Stopping The Spies - Constructing And Resisting The Surveillance State In South Africa (Paperback): Jane Duncan Stopping The Spies - Constructing And Resisting The Surveillance State In South Africa (Paperback)
Jane Duncan
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) In stock

In 2013, former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked secret documents revealing that state agencies like the NSA had spied on the communications of millions of innocent citizens. International outrage resulted, but the Snowden documents revealed only the tip of the surveillance iceberg. Apart from insisting on their rights to tap into communications, more and more states are placing citizens under surveillance, tracking their movements and transactions with public and private institutions. The state is becoming like a one-way mirror, where it can see more of what its citizens do and say, while citizens see less and less of what the state does, owing to high levels of secrecy around surveillance.

In this book, Jane Duncan assesses the relevance of Snowden’s revelations for South Africa. In doing so she questions the extent to which South Africa is becoming a surveillance society governed by a surveillance state. Duncan challenges members of civil society to be concerned about and to act on the ever-expanding surveillance capacities of the South African state. Is surveillance used for the democratic purpose of making people safer, or is it being used for the repressive purpose of social control, especially of those considered to be politically threatening to ruling interests? She explores the forms of collective action needed to ensure that unaccountable surveillance does not take place and examines what does and does not work when it comes to developing organised responses.

This book is aimed at South African citizens, academics as well as the general reader, who care about our democracy and the direction it is taking.

Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback): Jeremy Vearey Jeremy Vannie Elsies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Jeremy Vearey
R275 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R56 (20%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Van laaitie tot politieke kryger, bandiet tot generaal-majoor, ondergrondse operateur tot presidensiële lyfwag…

Van sy kleintyd in Elsiesrivier neem Jeremy Vearey se lewe talle onvoorspelbare wendings. Sy eiesoortige vertelling sluit die ouere manne van sy jeug in, die ooms by die damstafel, kerkjeugkampe en die Kommuniste-manifes, skoolhou en ondergrondse werk vir MK, en sy aanhouding op Robbeneiland. As Mandela se lyfwag help hy ’n opstand in die Karoo ontlont, voor hy deel word van die nuwe SAPD, waar hy saam met die gewese vyand terrorisme en Kaapse bendes takel.

En onder alles loop ’n donker stroom.

The Lost Boys Of Bird Island - A Shocking Exposé From Within The Heart Of The NP Government (Paperback): Mark Minnie, Chris... The Lost Boys Of Bird Island - A Shocking Exposé From Within The Heart Of The NP Government (Paperback)
Mark Minnie, Chris Steyn; Foreword by Marianne Thamm
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) In stock

It is the late 1980s. Serious allegations surface against three prominent National Party cabinet ministers, one of them the second-most powerful man in the land. They are, it is said, regularly abusing young boys on an island just off the coast of Port Elizabeth.

From opposite ends of South Africa, a brave cop and a driven journalist investigate. Mark Minnie and Chris Steyn independently uncover evidence of a dark secret. But the case only surfaces briefly before it disappears completely.

Thirty years later, the two finally connect the dots to expose this shocking story of criminality, cover-ups and official complicity in the rape and possible murder of children, most of them vulnerable and black.

The Last Words Of Rowan du Preez - Murder And Conspiracy On The Cape Flats (Paperback): Simone Haysom The Last Words Of Rowan du Preez - Murder And Conspiracy On The Cape Flats (Paperback)
Simone Haysom
R275 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R46 (17%) In stock

In 2012 Angy Peter was bringing up her young children with her husband, Isaac Mbadu, in Bardale, Mfuleni, on the Cape Flats.

Angy and Isaac were activists, leading the charge for a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha. Angy was vocally against vigilante violence and a go-to-person when demanding better services from the police.

But when the commission started its hearings Angy found herself instead on trial for murdering – necklacing – a young neighbourhood troublemaker, Rowan du Preez. The State’s case would centre on the accusation Rowan du Preez allegedly made with his dying breath – that Angy and her husband Isaac set the tyre alight around his neck.

Simone Haysom takes us into the heart of a mystery: was Angy Peter framed by the police for a murder she did not commit? Or was she, as the State argued, ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’, who won a young man’s trust then turned against him, in the most brutal way?

Simone Haysom spent four years meticulously researching this case and the result is a court-room drama interwoven with expert opinion and research into crime and the state of policing in the townships of South Africa.

A Higher Loyalty - Truth, Lies, And Leadership (Paperback): James B Comey A Higher Loyalty - Truth, Lies, And Leadership (Paperback)
James B Comey 1
R330 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R47 (14%) In stock

In this riveting book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

Good Cop, Bad Cop - Confessions Of A Reluctant Policeman (Paperback): Andrew Brown Good Cop, Bad Cop - Confessions Of A Reluctant Policeman (Paperback)
Andrew Brown 3
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Once an enemy of the apartheid police, Andrew Brown has worked as a police reservist for almost twenty years. In this book he takes the reader on patrol with him – into the ganglands of the Cape Flats, the townships of Masiphumelele and Nyanga, and the high-walled Southern Suburbs.

Good Cop, Bad Cop is a personal account of the perilous and often conflicting work of a SAPS officer. Brown describes being shot at, arresting suspects in a drug bust, chasing down leads in a homicide investigation and keeping the peace during the UCT student protests. Brown illustrates how difficult the job of the police is, and how easy it is to react with undue force. Yet he argues passionately that the role of the police is to be a service to communities and not a force to suppress social discontent.

Gripping and thought-provoking, this is a fascinating insight into the social fabric of current South Africa.

The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback): Paul McNally The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback)
Paul McNally
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.

Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers who come – all day, every day – to collect their bribe money from the dealers, and is looking for someone to trust. Khaba is a middle-aged police officer who wants a quiet life but whose demons will not leave him in peace. He is trying to regain his trust in what he once regarded as an honourable profession. Wendy is a petite, ageing police reservist who can handle an R5 rifle with confidence, but not the sadness that accompanies her in her daily life – the loss of her police officer husband, brutally murdered by a drug lord, and the addiction that has her adult son in its grip. She is looking for respect and affirmation and for her own life to have meaning.

Through different paths, the lives of Raymond, Khaba and Wendy intersect on the street as their attention is focused on the current power couple – a drug dealer named Obi and Lerato, a police officer. Seemingly untouchable, Obi and Lerato terrorise Ontdekkers, and in the process upset the balance of this already lawless world.

Flesh And Blood (Paperback): Riette Rust, Eileen de Jager, Roelien Schutte Flesh And Blood (Paperback)
Riette Rust, Eileen de Jager, Roelien Schutte
R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (14%) Within 5 - 13 working days

“Do you really think you can clean up bloody scenes like these?”. “Many people start similar businesses, but they never last.” This was the reaction of sceptical policemen and security officers when they first encountered Eileen de Jager (39) and Roelien Schutte (37). But 15 years and about 7 000 crime scenes later, the Blood Sister’s business, Crime Scene Clean-up, is still flourishing. And they have never had a dissatisfied client.

Eileen and Roelien are not only known as the Blood Sisters because they are biological sisters, but also due to the fact that cleaning bloody crime scenes is their day job. Suicides. Homicides. The most gruesome farm murders. But crime is not always involved.

Sometimes the sisters clean up hoarders’ homes – often packed to the ceiling with junk – at other times they help to restore damage caused by fire or floods.

Policing The Planet - Why The Policing Crisis Led To Black Lives Matter (Paperback): Jordan T Camp, Christina Heatherton Policing The Planet - Why The Policing Crisis Led To Black Lives Matter (Paperback)
Jordan T Camp, Christina Heatherton
R315 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R37 (12%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, Policing the Planet traces the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton. It's a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over - to deadly effect.

With contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and Law Professor Justin Hansford, Director of New York-based Communities United for Police Reform Joo-Hyun Kang, poet Martin Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and more, Policing the Planet describes ongoing struggles from New York to Baltimore to Los Angeles, London, San Juan, San Salvador, and beyond.

I Can't Breathe - The Killing That Started A Movement (Paperback): Matt Taibbi I Can't Breathe - The Killing That Started A Movement (Paperback)
Matt Taibbi 1
R215 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R55 (26%) In stock

The incredible story of the death of Eric Garner, the birth of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement and the new fault lines of race, protest, policing and the power of the people.

On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died in New York after a police officer put him in a "chokehold" during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of his life were captured on video and seen by millions – his agonised last words, “I can’t breathe,” becoming a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement.

Matt Taibbi, bestselling author and “the best polemic journalist in America”, tells the full story of the man who inspired a movement – neither villain nor victim, but a fiercely proud individual determined to do the best he could for his family. Featuring vivid vignettes of life on the street, this powerful narrative of urban America is a riveting work of literary journalism and a scathing indictment of law enforcement in the twenty-first century. I Can’t Breathe tells the story of one man to tell the story of countless others, and the power of people to rise up against injustice.

Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual and Workbook 2019 (Multiple copy pack): Paul Connor, Glenn Hutton, David... Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual and Workbook 2019 (Multiple copy pack)
Paul Connor, Glenn Hutton, David Johnston, Gavin McKinnon
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Within 7 - 12 working days

Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual and Workbook 2019 are the only official study guides for the National Investigators' Exam (NIE), which is taken as part of Phase 1 of the Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme. It is the most comprehensive and effective package for studying for the NIE, providing the complete 2019 syllabus, and practical exercises and multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge. Based on the bestselling Blackstone's Police Manuals, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual 2019 provides all the legal information which is relevant to your role as a trainee investigator and is applicable to all NIE exams taken in 2019. Covering all key legislation in the areas of General Principles, Police Powers and Procedures; Serious Crime and Other Offences; Property Offences; and Sexual Offences, it also features the relevant PACE Codes of Practice, with chapters incorporating the relevant Code with Keynotes offering practical advice and examples, as well as chapters covering the Immigration Act 1971 and the Customs & Excise Management Act 1979 for investigators within immigration, customs, and the National Crime Agency. Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook 2019 has 24 chapters, offering you an opportunity to gauge your revision progress through multiple-choice questions at each chapter opening, followed by a refresher section on complex parts of the syllabus with exercises and flowcharts, and recall questions at the conclusion to reinforce learning. Useful cross references point back to the Manual in the answer sections. Now in its eighteenth edition, both the Manual and Workbook contain the latest legislation and case law relevant to the 2019 NIE, including the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and the revised PACE codes C, E and F, new legislation under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, and significant case law decisions.

Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective (Hardcover): Monica den Boer Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective (Hardcover)
Monica den Boer
R4,489 Discovery Miles 44 890 Within 7 - 12 working days

Public police forces are a regular phenomenon in most jurisdictions around the world, yet their highly divergent legal context draws surprisingly little attention. Bringing together a wide range of police experts from all around the world, this book provides an overview of traditional and emerging fields of public policing. In this Research Handbook, academics and practitioners explore the relationship between policing and the law and focus on case material and human rights issues. The book concludes that public policing is far from self-evident, particularly in an era where more emphasis is placed upon private security, anti-terrorism and modern technology. As digital and global societies demand new solutions to rapidly changing social challenges, public police will undergo a transformation. New material and findings are presented with an international-comparative perspective. It is a must-read for students of policing, security and law and professionals in related fields.

The Challenges of Community Policing - A Management Perspective (Paperback): C.J. Roelofse The Challenges of Community Policing - A Management Perspective (Paperback)
C.J. Roelofse
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 In stock
A Higher Loyalty - Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Hardcover): James Comey A Higher Loyalty - Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Hardcover)
James Comey 1
R437 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R170 (39%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The sensational number one bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump. In his Number One bestselling memoir A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A 2019 (Paperback): Paul Connor Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A 2019 (Paperback)
Paul Connor
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Within 7 - 12 working days

Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A 2019 is the essential revision tool for all candidates sitting the National Investigators' Examination (NIE) examinations. Written in partnership with the best-selling Blackstone's Investigators' Manual, the only study guide endorsed by the College of Policing, the Q&A consists of over 200 multiple-choice questions arranged in the same order as the chapters in the Manual, providing the most authoritative means of self-testing outside of the NIE. With four parts, General Principles, Police Powers and Procedures; Serious Crime and Other Offences; Property Offences; and Sexual Offences, reflecting the Manual, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A presents you with the only format of questions you will see in an NIE examination: Type A. Each question has a detailed and comprehensive answer that highlights not only the correct response, but also the reasoning behind the incorrect responses, allowing you to highlight any gaps or weaknesses in your knowledge. Full cross-references to the relevant Manual paragraphs and Keynotes encourage more effective studying, while a question checklist helps you track your progress. The introductory chapters also contain a useful section on how to study for the NIE, including advice on how to approach multiple-choice questions, practical exam techniques, and a 14-week revision plan. Fully updated for the 2019 syllabus, including coverage of relevant new legislation, the Policing and Crime Act 2017, including key revisions to PACE Codes C, E, and F, and significant case law decisions. This product is not endorsed by the College of Policing.

With God on the Streets - The Robin Oake Story. Formerly Gilbert was Wrong. (Paperback): Robin Oake With God on the Streets - The Robin Oake Story. Formerly Gilbert was Wrong. (Paperback)
Robin Oake
R210 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R18 (9%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This is the powerful, intriguing and highly amusing story of Robin Oake, a Christian police officer who has found a strong, sustaining faith through the tough times. An entertaining, touching and often fdlaugh-out-loudfd account of an incredible life, laced with the infectious humour of a man who has really lived his life fully for God. Even the murder of his son, Stephen - a member of the Special Branch, Manchester didn't affect his view of policing as a great vocation - he urges us to judge for ourselves as he shares his extraordinary life story.

The Last Sheriff in Texas - A True Tale of Violence and the Vote (Paperback): James P McCollom The Last Sheriff in Texas - A True Tale of Violence and the Vote (Paperback)
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Hunting The Hooligans (Paperback, UK ed.): Michael Layton Hunting The Hooligans (Paperback, UK ed.)
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An Introduction to Policing (Paperback, 7th edition): Linda Forst, John S. Dempsey An Introduction to Policing (Paperback, 7th edition)
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R961 R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Save R150 (16%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Discover the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first- hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the latest advances in policing technology, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, ATF's Fast and Furious gun program, and more. You find the latest research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. This edition features increased coverage of small and rural departments, with extensive examples from small and large police departments throughout the nation and world and insights from respected law enforcement practioners on crucial policing issues and challenges. Keep pace with the latest policing techniques and industry trends with this book's inviting approach and comprehensive support, including an interactive CourseMate website. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition, is an essential read for you or anyone you know who is considering a career in law enforcement today.

My memoirs of the British South Africa police 1966-1981 - And a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia (Paperback): John Shaw My memoirs of the British South Africa police 1966-1981 - And a colonial upbringing in Northern Rhodesia (Paperback)
John Shaw
R255 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R53 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Throughout the author's life in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) his father was a member of the Northern Rhodesia Police and the author sets about recording various incidents in the life of a youngster growing up on the numerous towns and police stations at which his father served. The family moved to Southern Rhodesia in 1964. Finalizing his secondary schooling at Chaplin school, Gwelo, Rhodesia, in 1965, the author joined the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in March 1966 and elected to go into the district branch of the force. The author traces his career from a young patrol officer, through the various ranks and district police stations on which he served, to his retirement in August 1981 as a superintendent, in what was then Zimbabwe. He highlights the typical lifestyle associated with a district `copper', including anecdotes from the Bush War that was raging. Apart from the lighter side of the book- hitting an elephant at Makuti at 1 a.m. in a Mini Moke; realizing five minutes before presenting his men on parade to the officer commanding, at an annual inspection, that he had left his trousers at home; attending an internal disciplinary hearing as the accused for being drunk off duty where the presiding officer commented that the author's main defence witness appeared more drunk than the author and dismissed the case-there are some more serious chapters involving terrorist incidents, some of which are captured on an original station incident log which the author has included in the book.

Welcome to the Farce (Paperback): Detective Miggins Welcome to the Farce (Paperback)
Detective Miggins
R244 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R52 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A completely new and light-hearted look at the current state of today's Police Service. Real, interesting stories are shared from a detective's perspective and first-hand experiences. Inspired by PC David Copperfield's bestselling Wasting Police Time. Welcome to the Farce is written by a real police officer serving in a real police force. Although names and places have been changed, this is in many ways a true account. The book takes an up to date and humorous look at the state of today's Police Service. Despite ongoing budget cuts affecting the world of policing, the author's own constabulary and others waste money and resources they have on anything apart from the pursuit of law and order. Detective Miggins has written this book from an entirely new and fresh perspective - a detectives perspective. Although light-hearted, it covers more serious topics referring to the distractions, waste and barriers which hinder most officers from providing the service they signed up to when they swore the oath of constable. Why do criminals escape meaningful justice? Why don't you see Police officers on the streets? And just where have the rest disappeared to? Providing fascinating stories and anecdotes from Miggins' experience in the force, the book answers important questions.

Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Hardcover): Ant Anstead Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Hardcover)
Ant Anstead 1
R477 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R144 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone's horses to 150mph pursuits with aerial support and sophisticated electronic tracking. The British Police Force's relationship with the car started by chasing after pioneer speeding motorists on bicycles. As speed restrictions eased in the early twentieth century and car ownership increased, the police embraced the car. Criminals were stealing cars to sell on or to use as getaway vehicles and the police needed to stay ahead, or at least only one step behind. The arms race for speed, which culminated in the police acquiring high-speed pursuit vehicles such as Subaru Impreza Turbos, had begun. Since then the car has become essential to everyday life. Deep down everyone loves a police car. Countless enthusiasts collect models in different liveries and legendary police cars become part of the nation's shared consciousness. Ant Anstead spent the first six years of his working life as a cop. He was part of the armed response team, one of the force's most elite units. In this fascinating new history of the British police car, Ant looks at the classic cars, from the Met's Wolseleys to the Senator, the motorway patrol car officers loved most, via unusual and unexpected police vehicles such as the Arial Atom. It's a must-read for car enthusiasts, social historians and anyone who loves a good car chase, Cops and Robbers is a rip-roaring celebration of the police car and the men and women who drive them.

A Texas Ranger (Paperback): N. A Jennings A Texas Ranger (Paperback)
N. A Jennings; Introduction by Stephen L Hardin; Foreword by J. Frank Dobie
R354 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R70 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Rexas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas ranger charged with border patrol under the command of L.H. McNelly. At this time the South Texas region was home to hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and some three thousand Mexican guerrillas under Juan Cortina and others were raiding settlers on both sides of the Rio Grande. McNelly's Rangers stormed into this lawless area for two reasons, according to Jennings: "Two have fun, and to carry out a set policy of terrorizing the Mexicans at every opportunity," which would gain them the reputation as "fire-eating, quarrelsome daredevils" and make their job of subduing the guerrillas an easier prospect.

Within a short time the Rangers had arrested more than eleven hundred men and reputedly killed many more. Jennings records many a fight with the Mexican guerrillas, including the time when McNelly defied the United States government, crossed the Rio Grande, and fought Cortina and his raiders at Las Cuevas. Jennings also gives accounts of scrapes with King Fisher's outlaw band, John Wesley Hardin, and the families involved in the Taylor-Sutton feud.

Originally published in 1899, "A Texas Ranger" was reprinted in 1930 with a foreword by J. Frank Dobie, who defends the veracity of the account despite the fact that Jennings was not, as his story claims, a member of the company in its earliest years. In a new introduction of this edition, Stephen L. Hardin explores the authenticity of Jennings account and imparts the story of the feud that erupted between Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb over the publication of "A Texas ranger."

Who Killed Daniel Morgan? - Britain's Most Investigated Murder (Paperback): Peter Jukes, Alastair Morgan Who Killed Daniel Morgan? - Britain's Most Investigated Murder (Paperback)
Peter Jukes, Alastair Morgan 1
R219 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R41 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR DANIEL MORGAN WAS MURDERED WITH AN AXE TO THE HEAD IN A PUB CAR PARK ON 10TH MARCH 1987. Thirty years on, after five failed police investigations and an ongoing inquiry, Daniel's murder is now the most investigated in British history - yet it remains unsolved. Intrinsically connected to the murky relationship between press and police, Daniel's death can even be linked to the phone hacking scandal that closed the News of the World. A lawless and twisted timeline of bugging, bribing and bent cops leads you to the body of Daniel - but not the truth of how he died. Justice is hidden in a web of corruption and cover-ups not only in the press, but at the heart of the Met Police itself. So if you haven't heard of this story, ask yourself, why? Written by Daniel's brother Alastair, with investigative journalist Peter Jukes, Who Killed Daniel Morgan? uncovers fresh revelations, new evidence and the latest findings of 'one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service' (an Assistant Commissioner of the Met). *Previously published as Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder*

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