Jun 30, 2020
Khans London: Met Police Hiring Racism Spotters to Examine Prospective Officers
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London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is currently hiring so-called ‘racism spotters’ to examine whether prospective police officers are prejudiced, as the city’s leftist mayor, Sadiq Khan, prepares to cut the budget of actual police.
The civilian staffed position has been in place since 2003, yet the salary for racism spotters has recently been given a 50 per cent bump, meaning that they can earn £150 per day, plus expenses.The pay for the position, which is part-time, would be equivalent to a full-time salary of £39,000 — ten thousand more pounds than the starting rate for actual police officers, according to calculations made by British newspaper The Sun.
Recent advertisements from the Cressida Dick-led Metropolitan Police were promoting 50 open racism spotter positions, with those hired to work for at least 25 days per year. Prospective hirees are not required to hold any experience or qualifications in the field to be employed, though it is unclear what would qualify someone to judge if an officer is racist or not.
“The Met obviously shouldn’t be hiring officers who hold overtly racist views. But it is clearly an unreasonable use of public money to pay community assessors such huge sums when the basic salaries for police officers remain so low,” David Spencer of the Centre for Crime Prevention told the newspaper.
The pay increase was also criticised by the research director for TaxPayers’ Alliance, Duncan Simpson, who said: “A 50 per cent, taxpayer-funded pay hike is extraordinary given most people are facing a financial squeeze.
“All areas of the public sector, including the police, need to remember that every penny they spend comes from taxpayers, who are already paying the biggest tax burden for 50 years.”
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In response to the revelations, a spokesman for the Met said: “To compare the day rate of casual workers with a salaried police constable, with the pension and allowances that attracts, is overly simplistic.
“Assessors also represent the diverse communities of London. It is in everyone’s best interest that we attract, recruit and retain the very best officers,” the MPS added.
Last week, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that he will be looking to cut the budget of the Metropolitan Police, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), and the fire brigade, among other public services amidst budget shortfalls due to the Chinese coronavirus.
Police forces nationwide have been coming under increasing pressure in recent months amid the coronavirus lockdown, and then the emergence of at-times violent Black Lives Matter protests.
One police force went so far as to recommend that officers “take the knee” before Black Lives Matter — an organisation decried as a front for a hard-left political agenda by Nigel Farage — saying that the submissive act had a “very positive” effect on protests.
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College Democrats Leadership Board Resigns After Racism Accusation
The leadership board of the national College Democrats organization resigned under pressure last week after one student claimed that he experienced discrimination during his tenure on the executive board. The accuser, the board’s only black member, will now take over as the organization’s interim president.
According to a report by the New York Times, nearly the entire executive board of the College Democrats organization was forced to resign last week after one of its members claimed that they had discriminated against him. The accuser, Matthew Nowling, plans to take over as the organization’s interim president.
Nowling, the board’s only black member, claimed that other leaders of the board discriminated against him by accusing him of being lazy and incompetent. Nowling also claimed that other board members regularly ignored his suggestions.
Student leaders from around the country defended Nowling. Michael Cerulli, president of the Connecticut College Democrats, argued in favor of the leadership change.
“We have a choice to make about what type of organization we want to be moving forward,” Cerulli. “Are we going to be an organization that is intentionally inclusive, or are we going to be an organization that sticks to the old ways of doing things?”
Mikaela Guido, the former president of the College Democrats organization, claimed in a statement that Nowling was using accusations of racism as a cover for personal disagreements.
“What I do not stand for is being labeled a racist or complacent in racism,” Guido wrote in a statement. “The gross mischaracterization that I contributed to this environment is unequivocally false. Moreover, these unsubstantiated claims of racism towards me have an appearance of being used as a front for personal disagreements, which is morally reprehensible.”
Breitbart News reported in June that a recent survey had revealed that 94 percent of college-aged Democrats want to defund American police forces. Only 13 percent of Republican respondents to the same survey agreed.
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