“Using my own force as an example, our surveillance capability are white males, of a certain age group, who are sitting in cars eating crisps, watching criminals... It is not good enough. WE NEED TO HAVE A DIVERSE MIX IF WE ARE GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE in some of these communities.”For a bit of balance, The Mail quoted a detective constable (who did not want to be named) thus:
"He is portraying officers on stakeouts as behaving like Chief Wiggum in the Simpsons. It’s not the most glamorous job in the world, but someone has to do it. A lot of the officers are white, middle-aged and have a bit of a pot belly, but THAT’S WHAT YOU GET SITTING AROUND IN CARS ALL DAY COLLECTING EVIDENCE. THERE’S NO TIME FOR HEALTHY EATING, ITS JUST GRAB WHAT YOU CAN AND SIT IN A CAR FOR THE DAY."Hands up if anyone can guess why the 'detective constable' who blew the upwardly mobile, on-message top cop's diversity-laden PC sneer out of the water with his entirely reasonable explanation, 'did not want to be named'?
Got it in one. I suspect that Gavin Thomas would be up for a police force full of the following:
On 10 June 2006, The Guardian reported thus:
"A secret high-level Metropolitan police report has concluded that MUSLIM OFFICERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME CORRUPT THAN WHITE OFFICERS BECAUSE OF THEIR CULTURAL AND FAMILY BACKGROUNDS… The document was written as an attempt to investigate why complaints of misconduct and corruption against Asian officers are 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN AGAINST THEIR WHITE COLLEAGUES.Oh, yes, your top Muslim Policeman doesn’t want a message sending to the Muslim cops of the future that they’re going to get sorted if they get caught with their fingers in the till. Would you be on Dal Babu’s side here, Gavin? The Guardian continued:
The main conclusions of the study, commissioned by the Directorate of Professional Standards and WRITTEN BY AN ASIAN DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR, stated: 'ASIAN OFFICERS AND IN PARTICULAR PAKISTANI MUSLIM OFFICERS ARE UNDER GREATER PRESSURE FROM THE FAMILY, THE EXTENDED FAMILY ... AND THEIR COMMUNITY AGAINST THAT OF THEIR WHITE COLLEAGUES TO ENGAGE IN ACTIVITY THAT MIGHT LEAD TO MISCONDUCT OR CRIMINALITY'.
It recommended that Asian officers needed special anti-corruption training and is now being considered by a working party of senior staff. The report argued that British Pakistanis live in a cash culture in which 'assisting your extended family is considered a duty'…
Superintendent Dal Babu, Chairman of the Association of Muslim Officers, said… 'We are gravely concerned about its contents and the message it sends to recruits and potential recruits'." Corruption complaints against Asian cops 10 times higher than Whites
"Ahmanrahman Jafar, vice-chairman of the legal affairs committee of the Muslim Council of Britain, said it was shortsighted of the Met to be alienating its Muslim officers at such a sensitive time...
George Rhoden, chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association added: 'We have made it clear that we disagreed totally with the conclusions... The whole thing needs to be researched in a much more comprehensive way'."Yes, the whole thing needed to be researched in a politically correct, positively discriminatory kind of way. know, the kind of comprehensive way where Johnny gets the blame even though Abdul did it. Would you be on the side of Ahmanrahman and George here, Gavin? The Guardian continued:
"THE FIRST VERSION (of the report) WAS CONSIDERED SO INFLAMMATORY WHEN IT WAS SHOWN TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE STAFF ASSOCIATIONS FOR BLACK, HINDU, SIKH AND MUSLIM OFFICERS, THAT IT HAD TO BE TONED DOWN!"Hey Gavin, would you be on the side of the Staff Associations of the Black, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Officers here? Would you have wanted the first version toning down? Would you have been as unhappy as they were to have the British people knowing the whole truth and nothing but the truth, as regards 'Muslim Officers' being 'more likely to become corrupt than white officers'?
Oh yes, Gavin. At a time when 'the diversity of your detectives' is 'on the decline', more 'misconduct and corruption' types are definitely needed. If you want to slither to the top of the politically correct constabulary pole they are, anyway.