If I wanted to intimidate someone I'd find out who was the biggest, hardest man in that area and then use extreme violence on them so everyone knows who I am.I wouldn't do that now, but that's what I used to do. I'd turn up and be like, "Listen, this is how it is. If you beat me with your hands, I'll come back with a bat. well, now I don't get involved in things like that.All the bad things I've done have made me the person I am now. You know who I am." I'd do it that way rather than threaten somebody. Bob Bridgestock was a heroic cop who talked people down from the tops of buildings and persuaded maniacs not to shoot their captives.

His dad, Jimmy Tippett Senior, presided over his turf as the "Governor of Lewisham" from the 60s to the 80s. That person will go home, google me and the people around me, and see all this bad shit.

Jimmy Junior got out of jail last year after serving time for his part in a £250,000 ($400,000) jewelry heist and is currently staying clear of the guns, money, drugs, and crime that have characterized his life so far. Now, I would be as nice as pie if I was trying to intimidate someone, 'cause the more horrible you are the more it doesn't work. When I was in my late teens I was a nasty, vicious little bastard.

People who scream and shout threats—"I'll shoot you! I wouldn't think twice about sticking a knife in somebody or cutting them.

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It started in the playground, where that sweaty bully dished out bad insults and made you feel like a putz.

Years later, you're still being intimidated: on the street at night, in job interviews, at pickup basketball games, when someone says something nasty to you in the bar—in all these situations you're stuck being the victim rather than the aggressor, the one who has to back down while your tormentor makes that shit-eating grin at you.

Don't you wish there was a way to shut him or her up, to force that clown into a humiliating retreat?

Not by throwing a punch, of course, since that could end with you in a jail cell or badly beaten or both.

You're going to win this fight without it ever becoming a fight.