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    UK Metropolitan police still falling short on race and faith

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/07/metropolitan-police-race-report-butts?CMP=AFCYAH

    Metropolitan police still falling short on race and faith
    'Institutionally racist' tag no longer applies to Met but its culture is in parts still too white, says report ordered by Boris Johnson
    The Metropolitan police is still falling short on key issues of race and faith, an official inquiry has concluded.
    The Guardian has learned that the report ordered by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, highlights nine areas in which the Met must improve.
    It notes that the force's leadership on race and faith issues needs to be stronger, that its culture is in parts still too white, that promotion of minority ethnic officers is still troubled and that the force has difficulty retaining minority ethnic staff.
    The report will say the Met should adopt a radical proposal to allow people to directly enter the force from other professions without the need to work their way up from being a constable. It will also tell the force it still cannot win the confidence of all the communities it serves.
    The inquiry was set up to investigate the Met and the body that oversees it, the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA). Its findings are officially released tonight.
    It will contain some good news for the Met. The report will back commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson's decision to drop the label that the force is "institutionally racist". This was found to be the case in 1999 by the inquiry into the police failings that allowed the racist killers of Stephen Lawrence to escape justice.
    The report will say the label had been useful but became misunderstood and resented, so should be dropped. The study finds examples of good and bad practice in Britain's biggest force, which has been dogged by controversy over allegations of discrimination against its own officers and the public it serves.
    The inquiry is headed by the MPA's deputy chair, Cindy Butts, and three independent panelists. It is examining whether discrimination affects the promotion prospects of officers of different races and faiths, as well as how more could be done to ensure equality within the force.
    The inquiry was beset by problems, delays and accusations that the Conservatives who run London tried to water down its findings.
    A member of the inquiry resigned in February, accusing the Tories of trying to stop it making critical findings. Bob Purkiss says he resigned because the MPA was due to write the final report. He says the arrangement is wrong and damages the credibility and independence of the report.
    The inquiry's full findings were due to be reached and published quickly but took more than 18 months.
    Johnson announced the inquiry in an attempt to dampen a race row that had erupted inside Scotland Yard in 2008.
    During the time the inquiry has been sitting, the Met's leadership has become all-white despite serving a city where at least 25% of the population are from a minority ethnic background.
    The report will recommend that the practice of officers needing to ask their manager for permission to apply for promotion should end, and urge more minority ethnic officers to be recruited by the force's elite specialist units.

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    Maybe that's because the British are White. I get really sick of this garbage. In my country, big city police departments are rated by the same nonsense.

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    A very slippery slope if quota's based on race or faith are in the offing.

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    Good old Boris.


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    National Black Police Association UK - NBPA - Home

    Black Police Officers Association

    Why is there no White Police Officers Association?..............Because that would be racist

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    It will only become acceptable once the force is institutionally racist towards whites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo333
    Why is there no White Police Officers Association?..............Because that would be racist
    I have asked a similar question over and over again. Why in the UK can they have BAO accountants, engineers, sociologists, nurses, journalists, police, teachers,students and anything else you can think of? If it was WAO....... then there would be uproar.

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