Candidates rejected

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 08:28 am

You’d think British police—currently battling a murder epidemic—would sign on as many new members as they could. Apparently not:

A police force that rejected 108 potential recruits because they were white men has admitted positive discrimination and agreed to pay compensation.

Gloucestershire Constabulary said that it had been trying to increase diversity with its policy of selecting women and candidates from ethnic minorities.

Via Rodolfo. Also from the UK:

Police have agreed to consult a panel of Muslim leaders before mounting counter-terrorist raids or arrests. Members of the panel will offer their assessment of whether information police have on a suspect is too flimsy and will also consider the consequences on community relations of a raid.

I wonder how useful that panel would have been in this case:

A driver spent two nights in jail after being accused of “revving his car in a racist manner”.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/24/2006 at 10:18 AM
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