Chopper from the inside: Confessions of the Australian Underworld's Most Feared Headhunter, Mark Brandon Read

By Mark Brandon Read

Mark Brandon "Chopper" learn is the son of a strict 7th Day Adventist mom and a shell-shocked soldier who slept with a loaded gun at his facet. Bullied in class, he grew up dreaming of revenge, decided to be the hardest in any corporation. He grew to become a criminal offense commando who terrorised drug purchasers, pimps, thieves and armed robbers at the streets and in prison – yet boasts he by no means harm an blameless member of the general public. From streetfighter to standover guy, gunman to underworld executioner, he has been earmarked for demise a dozen instances yet has lived to inform the story. this is often it.

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There are gray components the place police and criminals are pressured to stroll once in a while within the universal curiosity. occasionally there could be a universal enemy or a typical curiosity, comparable to while a small baby is raped or abducted. that's whilst all earlier undesirable blood might be set aside for the typical strong. those bargains is not admitted in one million years yet not anything is ever black and white. There are every kind of under-the-counter conferences among police and criminals. The crims will not be unavoidably appearing as informers and the police aren't taking bribes.

Used to be he born or made that manner? There are fascinating issues to examine. even though learn is within the legal international, he's not of it. not like such a lot of these who he has been imprisoned with — and preyed on — for many of his grownup lifestyles, he's not from a felony kin, condemned via breeding and conditions to the never-ending cycle of crime and punishment. the other, in reality, seems to be actual. Read’s father used to be a law-abiding former soldier who held down decent if undistinguished jobs ahead of his retirement.

And it'll by no means be beaten’. THE Overcoat Gang struggle, which went 5 years inside of Pentridge, used to be most likely the bloodiest crime conflict in Victoria. yet since it used to be waged inside of penal complex little or no used to be ever heard approximately it at the open air. Like so much wars, it all started over anything particularly small . . . subsequently, whilst Piggy Palmer accused me of consuming the Christmas sausages in H department. The notice was once out in 1975 that we might get a feed — i feel each one — of thick red meat sausages. everybody used to be looking ahead to them, and that i was once in command of bringing the nutrients up.

Yet as a streetfighter within the Nineteen Sixties ‘The Face’ used to be a blood and guts legend. He’s forgotten now, and if I don’t point out him he may well by no means get a point out anywhere else. He held my coat for me whilst i used to be a tender 14-year-old child approximately to struggle an even bigger and older boy with an incredible neighborhood acceptance in Collingwood. ‘The Face’ stated: ‘Mark, reputations are in keeping with 100 evidence — and one thousand fairy stories. A horse is barely nearly as good as its final race. So get in there, rip his head off and piss down his neck’.

Sweeney slept subconscious during the complete factor and is now residing in Spain. i will inform loads of tales approximately Dave. as soon as he used to be gotten smaller to do successful on an important underworld determine — a Sydney identification vacationing Melbourne for the November racing calendar. Dave the Jew used to be armed with a Colt Armalite AR-15 Sporter, which lots with a five. 56mm NATO around. The gun was once geared up with a ’scope, and he had a 30-round clip. The ‘victim’ used to be staying with pals in a home within the jap suburbs. There were a few making plans and price installed previously.

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