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"Kill the Black One First"

A Fight for Justice in a Black and White World
Narrated by: Michael Fuller
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

A story about race, identity, belonging and displacement, Kill the Black One First is the memoir from Michael Fuller - Britain's first ever black Chief Constable - whose life and career are not only a stark representation of race relations in the UK but also a unique morality tale of how humanity deals with life's injustices. 

Michael Fuller was born to Windrush-generation Jamaican immigrants in 1959 and experienced a meteoric career in policing, from the beat to the Brixton inferno through cutting-edge detective work to the front line of drug-related crime and violence on London's most volatile estates. He took a pivotal role in the formation of Operation Trident, which tackled gun crime and gang warfare in the Afro-Caribbean community, and was later appointed as chief constable of Kent. 

Kill the Black One First is a raw and unflinching account of a life in policing during a tumultuous period of race relations throughout the UK. Narrated by the author.

©2019 Michael Fuller (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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I listened to this book over a weekend could not stop.
It was awesome and caused me to reflect.

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Awesome

A must read!
Resilience. Tenacity. Grit.
I’m recommending this book to everyone I know. Awesomely brilliant.

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  • HH
  • 20-02-19

Amazing!

A brilliant biography of success through tremendous struggle. I was particularly inspired by his discipline.

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Best book I've read all year

Absolutely loved it! best book I've read all year. Perhaps because I relate alot with Michaels story very moving and encouraging. Thank you Michael for sharing your story.

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An important piece of social history

This is also a great story of an individual punching above their weight and overcoming the low expectations stuck on to them.

if the book wasn't so interesting and well read and only inspired others to aim high, persist and fight against the odds, it would still be very valuable

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An enjoyable listen

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this very personal story by Michael Fuller. It's a good listen, with a lot of interesting insights on racism and the police in the last forty years.

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Very inspirational book and shows if you are good enough almost anything is possible !

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interesting life story

A well written and detailed account of life in the police in the 1970's / 80's and the impact of racism. An inspirational life story.

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great listen ,

Honest account of his childhood and journey through the police ranks. A credit to the women that raised him with the love of a mother, so rare for those times.

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  • Dwain
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  • 07-04-19

Powerful insight into institutionalised racism

Powerful insight into institutionalised racism. Author reflects on the barriers of a being a black police officer, the everyday barriers and how he overcame systematic barriers to make and impact on equality and diversity in the force. A must read