Thursday, April 19, 2007

Police still debating anything other catching criminals

The police are pushing for an amendment to discrimination laws (yeah, good luck with that: I think you may have a problem with the EU).
Chief Constables in England and Wales are to discuss whether to boost the recruitment of black and Asian officers by positive discrimination.

The plan to be debated by the Association of Chief Police Officers would need employment law changes - a move not favoured by the Home Office.

But why? Why do they need to embrace positive discrimination; surely discrimination is wrong under any circumstances. That is, after all, the basis of the anti-discrimination laws that we have, the very reason that we have them, in fact?
Some 3.7% of officers are from ethnic minorities, but the Home Office target is to achieve 7% by 2009.

Acpo says this cannot be reached if positive discrimination stays banned.

Ah, now I've got it: the Home Office has set a completely arbitrary fucking target, thus creating the problem in the first place.

Daft cunts.


Roger Thornhill said...

I just missed the beginning of the discussion of this on BBC Breakfast today and a Sikh who was having none of it and appeared to be insulted at the need to be "special". Of course he was on the sofa with some chap who clearly earnt his rice-bowl from this snake-oil.

Anonymous said...

In 2004 the figure was 7.9%.

dirty dingus said...

And then there is the wizzo plan to make the victims of crime into criminals

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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