Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Cops Give Up Arresting Criminals - play dress up instead

What next - days where they play dress up and sell pegs ay gypsies door to door, days spent dressing up as Satanists AND slaying goats, days spent as nudists strolling around the town in the nude.



Published Date: 04 August 2009

A POLICING initiative in which three officers spent a day in Sheffield city centre in full Muslim dress to improve community understanding has been slammed as a 'politically correct gimmick.'

Two sergeants and a community support officer took to the streets wearing jilbabs and niqabs - Islamic outfits which leave just the face exposed - in an exercise called In Your Shoes Day.

But the project, to help officers understand better the iss
ues facing Muslim women, has been criticised as a waste of money, detracting from real police issues.

Matthew Elliott, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "This is an absurd diversion from real policing. People want the police out catching criminals, not indulging in politically correct gimmicks. The police are overstretched as it is without officers being paid to do other things than their real job."

Douglas Murray, director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said: "This has nothing to do with crime.

"Like most people who have been a victim of crime, I am amazed and flabbergasted that they have solved all the crimes so they can spend a day playing dressing-up games. This is a fantastic demonstration that for the last 10 years the British police have been having an institutional nervous breakdown.

"They do not know what their job or role is."

South Yorkshire Police said it was the first in a series of activities to "celebrate diversity."

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1 comment:

Philip said...

Why Muslims? Why didn't they dress as Morris men? Why not the Green Man? Why not be sent on a course of Yorkshire folklore and history? Why ISLAM?????