Watercolour. A man in the pub yesterday who was calling black people trash to his mates. I said that he was the only trash I could see and was a racist and that he should have the decency to respect Article 14 of The Human Rights Act, 1978 which provides protection from discrimination. He lunged at me so I gave him the old one two and he ended up with a cauliflower ear. Him and his mates retreated like rats up a drainpipe. I'd never felt so much pleasure for a long time. A rare day in paradise for me.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile