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Hi MCGUNNISS, The reason why the technology and anti crime measures are in place now is due to the fact the the system has learned from the crimes and from those who committed them.

 

I am sure that the younger generation will find ways round the new techie material and use it to their advantage....thus the system has to learn again with a new breed of youngsters who do their homework....not just in the class but out on the big bad streets!

 

Another thing is that these SUPER-DUPER ASBO'S ain't the solution either[mad]



ok lads .
  Shug here , really interesting reading yer posts about crime yesterday n today,
[Im 5o] so seen it fae nae bugs to todays tech society
  yous wrote this some time ago .
its now 2014 and they say crime is reducing !!! beleive that ??? 
mostly what Giny spoke of street violence ,carrying blades ,etc .probly due to cameras 

  but the thing i found interesting was that Admin 2 mentioned young uns today will find a way round the tech ..
well thats just it....
the crimes that are rising are the tech crimes ,ones falling are violence & street offences
so in a weird way, they're getting a bit of a grip on the streets with knife laws & drink laws etc
 & mainly due to their increased surveillance on nearly every street 

but,
has their new tech society driven a new generation indoors to fart about on Internet & who are now using it to their advantage?
so they have no guns, no knives , no thieving from shops, no violent robbery skills,
but they have aquired the skills to fuck over big companies & banks ,make fake credit cards n shit
and make lots of cash with a computer !!!

i think its a bit ironic if thats the case .
ye know how those at the top ,next to losing power they hate losing cash .big time.
so in the long run they may have really fucked up big time with this 'internet' /electronic banking m'larky..lol

so by putting  cameras everywhere outside, they reduced street crime [so they say]
  but by bringing out PCs which drove people indoors,
they inadvertently created a new generation of robin hoods,thieves & hackers ...

 tech ....u gotta love it.... lol




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Ferris had previously worked with Bernard and photographer Brian Anderson on a book, Faces - a pictorial account of Britain’s underworld. 

Last night, Ferris said: “I have parted ways with Bernard but this is in no way connected to any issue regarding one William Lobban. 

“I continue to enjoy a fantastic working relationship with Brian.”


The Very Uncomfortable Truth

BA/BOM/RF/02/12/15

 

 

Brian Anderson’s work on all the projects. 

 

 

(1)  Faces book 1

A photographic journey through the UK underworld. 

 

(2) British Gangsters Series 1  Quest Channel/ Netflix and DVD

 

(3)British Gangsters Series 2  Quest Channel/ Netflix and DVD

 

(4) Faces book 2

A Photographic Journey through the 

Underworld part 2.

 

 

It was around 2007 when after a decade of shooting true crime for the national press that I decided to put into motion what was set to become Faces - A Photographic Journey 

After watch  a film called Rise of the Footsoldier I decide to go onto the internet and research the Essex Boys.

 

One name came up with a contact name and number - Bernard O’Mahoney.

I decided to call him and after a chat on the phone and various emails,  O’Mahoney loved the idea and concept of book of British crime figures in pictures for history.

 

He got some names as did I, but in the end I got most of them as a lot of faces wouldn't have nothing to do with him at all.

 

I provided all the pictures for the book around 368 in total and all my own (c)

The book was published in 2011 with major publicity .

 

Theres was a print run of 5000 FACES books by true crime publishing which allegedly cost £24k.

 

The book was serialised three times all over the UK.

 

The Sunday People paid a total of £12k.

  

The Scottish News Of The World paid £2k.

 

In total there were payments of £14k.

 

All that I received was £2.5k when it should have been £7k as O’Mahoney and I were on 50% of everything.

 

According to O‘Mahoney the book sold under two thousand and the rest got pulped which is quite an extraordinary comment for O’Mahoney to have made at that time.

 

He (O’Mahoney) said there would be a TV spin off to the book and we would both net at least £70k each and all I had to do was to contact everyone and to ask them to take part in the TV project British Gangsters Series 1.

 

Not only did I call all my contacts  who agreed to be filmed. All my pics were also used in the series 

There was around 30 extra pics that the production company  wanted  that was not in the book and after speaking to the director and agreeing a price which came to £2.300.

They then declined to pay for the extra pictures.

 

Trevor Drane eventually stepped stepped in and paid £1.500 so I effect I lost out on yet more money. 

 

I got no money for ANY of the DVD sales or TV money.

 

I have NOT been paid any money for ANY of my pictures on series 2 despite me having (c) to all my material.

 

He (O’Mahoney) put together a new documentary about the Krays and although Trevor at Revelation Films paid me £1.200 for my stills which was an all together separate agreement.

 

He (O’Mahoney) is now getting ready to put out Faces 2 the book and I am still owed from the previous one.

 

Its hard for me to put a figure on what I am owed  and whatever he (O’Mahoney) overall deal is with Revelation Films 50% of any monies are still owed to me along with the outstanding finances that he (O’Mahoney) knows what I am due.

 

It is with deep regret that I must inform all parties involved that I am taking legal action to recover what is still owed and for any breaches of my (c) by ANY other parties.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Brian Anderson

 


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''I need to put past events behind me. I went down a particular path and stated clearly on my release on January 21, 2002, my intention to return to the security industry.''

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2004




http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12509777.Has_Paul_Ferris_made_the_change_from_a_life_of_crime_to_a_life_preventing_it__He_has_been_one_of_Scotland_apos_s_most_feared_underworld_figures__Now_he_wants_to_look_after_security_for_Glasgow__Stephen_Stewart_meets_Paul_Ferris/


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I got this off the twitter feed P an hope you noted it was published b4 you got out [confused] 


Will it be straight to hell? Published: 00:00 Monday 07 January 2002


 When the heavy steel doors of Durham Prison swing open on the morning of 21 January, all eyes will be on a slight Glaswegian as he swaggers confidently towards his hired limousine. One of Scotland’s most notorious underworld figures, Paul Ferris, ever the showman, is planning to celebrate his release back into society in flamboyant fashion. After serving seven years of a nine-year sentence for gun-running, Ferris has no intention of going into hiding south of the Border. He has told everyone who cares to listen that he is going straight - and going home to the east end of Glasgow in style.

It would be all too easy to perpetuate the myth already surrounding the man to say Glasgow’s underworld awaits the return of Ferris with baited breath. Things have moved on in the seven years since he was last on the tough streets of the city’s east end - the violent reign of Ferris and his cronies is now a fading memory, as outdated as the famously garish 1,000 Versace shirts he wears. The well-defined territories of the city’s underworld, once dominated by several crime families, now look more like a fragmented map of the Balkans. Dogged by years of in-fighting, backstabbing and on-going feuds, Glasgow’s once-dominant crime godfathers are largely confined to the history books. A new breed of younger, equally ruthless, operators dominate the city’s lucrative smuggling and drug trades. But a fortnight before Paul Ferris’s release, the word in gangland is that prisoner PD 1510 will leave Durham Prison with a long-standing bounty on his head. Underworld figures believe the former gunrunner may yet have a part to play in Glasgow’s long and bloody criminal history. Ferris is typically indignant about the speculation, claiming he is making his comeback, not as a gangster but as a writer - and he has published a book to prove it. But the allegedly reformed villain is already finding that the pen is as mighty as the sword - and equally effective for cultivating enemies. In his book, The Ferris Conspiracy, the former gangland enforcer attacks his former confidant, Thomas McGraw, the leading underworld figure widely known as "the Licensee".

In particular, Ferris alleges in his book that the 1992 murders of his best friends, Bobby Glover and Joe "Bananas" Hanlon, were carried out by two London hitmen and that, afterwards, the dead bodies were taken to McGraw’s Glasgow pub, the Caravel. If he is spoiling for a fight Ferris has picked a considerable foe, as the Licensee’s henchmen are said to play an on-going, key role in the distribution of drugs across the West Coast of Scotland. Even the most experienced Strathclyde Police detective will tell you that if, as he claims, Ferris intends going straight, he isn’t exactly making things easier for himself on his release. "Ferris will be under scrutiny when he comes out, there will be no doubt about that," says one detective. "His form speaks for itself.

He has been a highly dangerous career criminal since he was a teenager. It would be remiss of the police not to monitor his progress if and when he returns home. He hasn’t exactly led a low-profile life on the inside, and a lot of police officers have been left very upset by the accusations and veiled threats carried in his book. "If this is his attempt to go straight, " he says, "making even more enemies on both sides of the fence isn’t exactly an ideal start." The Paul Ferris story, largely thanks to his own lust for publicity and his skilled handling of the media, is already the stuff of legend in Glasgow’s underworld. When he first came to real public prominence in the early 1990s Ferris was already known as a prolific crook and ruthless enforcer in the underworld of Glasgow’s east end. As his notoriety grew he became one of the city’s shrewdest and most dangerous gangland operators. Born on 10 November, 1963, in Blackhill, a crumbling slum a few miles east of the city centre and then one of the toughest housing estates in Britain, Ferris claimed the direction of his life changed dramatically when he turned on members of a local family who were bullying him. Advised by an uncle to retaliate, Ferris, then 13 and armed with a knife, stabbed each of the youths responsible. It was this style of violent retribution that would attract the attention of Glasgow crime godfather Arthur Thompson Snr. At the age of 16 Ferris became a leg-man for the Thompson firm and quickly established himself as a fearless thief, specialising in snatching trays of jewellery from city shops.

His taste for violence was evident early in his criminal career, but despite being linked to a series of attacks - including stabbings, slashings, blindings and knee-cappings - Ferris would always emerge relatively unscathed. As he grew in confidence, and as Glasgow’s heroin market flourished in the 1980s, the ambitious Ferris would also secretly organise his own criminal operations under the cover of apparently legitimate business interests - anything from double glazing to used cars, to security services. In 1990 Ferris finally broke free of the Thompson family after walking out of the firm with another gang member, Tam Bagan, claiming Arthur Snr had shown him a lack of respect. It was after this that Ferris became closely linked to rival big-time operator, the Licensee. McGraw had earned his moniker because he controlled his vast taxi and ice-cream van empire from his pub, the Caravel, in Glasgow’s tough Barlanark scheme. But the Licensee’s enemies claimed he had earned the title because of a close relationship with Strathclyde Police, who they alleged had set him up as a underworld supergrass. Not surprisingly, Ferris’s ambitions quickly caused tension with McGraw. Their deadly partnership broke down when Ferris accused his ally of setting him up in a police drugs bust in Rothesay. He escaped conviction for the bust in 1990, but afterwards his rivalry with the Thompson family and McGraw continued to grow. It was at its peak when he was charged with killing Arthur Thompson Jnr, who was shot outside his family’s home in Provanmill in August 1991. That murder was originally linked to rivalry between McGraw and Thompson Snr but the finger of blame was eventually pointed at Ferris, who had an axe to grind against both crime clans. On the day of Thompson Jnr’s funeral, Joe "Bananas" Hanlon and Bobby Glover, both good friends of Ferris and also suspected by police of involvement in the murder, were found executed in a car placed on the funeral route. But Ferris, a man who thrived on his quest for power and money, escaped revenge because he was locked up in Shotts jail on remand for a knee-capping. To this day it is widely believed in the criminal world that Ferris was involved in the shooting of Arthur Thompson Jnr and that Glover and Hanlon were with him that night. True or not, Hanlon and Glover paid the price. Ferris remained untouched and his acquittal at the end of his 4 million murder trial made him an underworld hero. What made Ferris so famous - and subsequently so feared - was that he had not only taken on, but beaten the most powerful criminal clan Glasgow had ever known and had successfully taken on the police. A free man again, Ferris continued to exploit his criminal contacts across Britain to broker deals in whatever made money, from forged currency and documents to drugs, guns, or stolen cement mixers. With his army of enemies growing in Glasgow, Ferris began to expand his criminal empire in Edinburgh and the north-west of England. But he needed heavy artillery to enforce his influence. In the end his craving for more power led to his downfall - his determination to stockpile machine guns and heavy weapons attracted the attention of MI5 and Special Branch, leading to his arrest and conviction for gun-running in 1995.

Last month Ferris prepared for his release by issuing a statement vowing to put his colourful criminal career behind him and make a living as a writer. He said: "There is just one option open to me when I get out of prison - to go straight. I’ve had plenty of time to ponder my future. Going straight is my new mission. My plan is to become a decent, loving father, to provide my family with security, free from a life of crime." He added: "I know quite a few people - some involved in criminal activity, some not - and I’m sure my wishes to move on will be fully accepted. No doubt I have many enemies in Glasgow, including some rogue police and their criminal partners. They’d love nothing more than for something unsavoury to happen to me. But I don’t think it’s up to the criminal world to leave me alone, quite the opposite." Time will tell what the future holds for Paul Ferris but according to one CID officer his craving for power and money will bring him down again.


"Notoriety is a drug for someone like Ferris and he gets a real kick from intimidating people," the officer says. "But the bottom line is he is greedy and was used to a certain lifestyle before he was sent down. "It will come as no surprise to me and many of my colleagues if he is back to his old tricks within days of his release.
He may think he’s clever but he hasn’t got the brains or the conviction to lead an honest life.[rolleyes][nono][rofl][comp][wave][thumb]





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SECURIWAR EXCLUSIVE: OUT FOR THE ACCOUNT; Royal Bank of Scotland Wipe the Smirk from Gangster's Face with Dear John Letter to Frontline Security

Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)

October 24/2004 >RUSSELL FINDLAY

SCOTLAND'S biggest bank have pulled the plug on their business with a security firm linked to gangster Paul Ferris

Royal Bank of Scotland chiefs last week gave Frontline Security 30 days to find another bank and ordered them to tear up and return all chequebooks and cards. 

Senior figures in the bank are increasingly concerned about money-laundering. 

Many of Scotland's drug gangs use security firms offering 'protection' as a front for organised crime. 

Royal Bank chiefs sent an internal memo to managers telling them to review accounts held by security firms. 

Now they have decided to close the accounts of dodgy firms. 

Tough new proceeds-of-crime laws mean that bankers, lawyers and accountants acting for crooks can come under much tougher scrutiny. High street banks fear their reputations could be tarnished if they continue dealing with criminals and their businesses. 

MP Ian Davidson, who campaigns against drug gangs, said: 'I want to congratulate the Royal Bank of Scotland for what appears to be a more ethical approach. 

'At long last, a major bank appears to be getting much stricter about who they want as customers. 

'I would hope they would extend this more vigorous approach to look at the lawyers and accountants who are often the frontmen for crooked enterprises.' 

The Edinburgh-based Royal Bank, which made pounds 6.2billion profit this year, will not even provide a reference for Frontline. 

Banks are under no obligation to explain the reason for terminating accounts. One source said: 'The last thing the bank wants is to be linked with people such as Ferris.' 

The bank was was fined pounds 750,000 in 2002 for breaching new laws designed to make it harder to launder dirty money. 

Frontline were formed by Ferris shortly after his release from jail for gun-running. 

The people who he appoints to run the firm and who appear in official documents claim he is no longer even a 'consultant'. 

Jim Methven became the firm's managing director.

BBC investigators secretly filmed a Frontline sales boss admitting they were a Ferris firm, a claim Methven disputes. 

Last night the Royal Bank said: 'We would never comment on customers or any action we take.' 

 

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