Veteran crime reporter Adam Shand joins me again on the show to talk about the TWO films being made based on his book KING OF THIEVES, as well as about diamond heists, the HELLS ANGELS, police corruption and just how lazy the lamestream media have become.
My guest today is Adam Shand, investigative journalist / author from Melbourne. He was a guest on #293 discussing his book “Big Shots” which focused on the Melbourne “Gangland Wars” and Carl Williams. On this episode, Adam discusses Carl’s recent murder and his allegations of police corruption in Victoria. We also chat about Adam’s new book “King Of Thieves“, about the “Kangaroo Gangs” from Australia that stole their way across England in the 60s.
As people in Melbourne will be very aware, in the last decade there was a series of high profile retributional killings involving various underworld groups that cost the lives of at least 28 criminal figures.
Adam Shand, a journalist who works for The Bulletin and Channel Nine’s Sunday program, spent four years researching Melbourne’s underworld and has written a book about it called “BIG SHOTS: The Chilling Inside Story of Carl Williams”. He became close in particular to “drug czar” Carl Williams who is currently serving a minimum term of 35 years in maximum security. Adam gives us a bunch of insight into how Melbourne’s gangland works, the background to the gangland wars over the last decade, the role of the Victorian police, the role of the Victorian mainstream media, and how it could have perhaps been avoided.
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