Saturday 22 November 2008

Greater Manchester Police Chief Wants Preferential Treatment for Non-Whites in Recruitment

Peter Fahy, the new chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, has said that the only way to recruit more black and Asian police officers is by recruiting less local white people.

A decade ago, Mr. Fahy’s predecessor said that the force institutionally racist and had too many white officers.

Instead of finding out why, Mr. Fahy said that affirmative action needed to stop the jobs going to whites police recruits.

He admitted, however, that the public would not be happy with such blatant anti-white discrimination, saying that this would reduce confidence in the police.”

His non-white colleagues were, perhaps unsurprisingly, less reticent about bringing in anti-white racist recruitment policies.

Yousef Dar, a member of the Greater Manchester Muslim Police Association, said:
“If we are saying that we can’t go out and recruit more black and ethnic minority officers, that is a damning indictment on the GMP. What does that say about people’s trust and confidence?
“In terms of the education system, Asian people tend to be among the highest achievers. Why can’t they also be high achievers in the police - are there barriers there?”

The truth being that they are not allowed to join the police by their families and religeous leaders.

Charles Crichlow of the infamous Black and Asian Police Association was even more forthright in his advocacy of the racist policy of “affirmative action”:

He thinks it is time for non-whites to drop their hang-ups about it and look at those proposals if we are serious about taking over the force.

The Black and Asian Police Association’s plea to have a “democratic” police force in Manchester may come as something of a surprise to recently sacked GMP police officer Stuart Janaway. PC Janaway was the officer with the GMB who was recently sacked for the thought crime of wearing a BNP badge at a football match.

In many ways Mr. Fahy’s comments about the introduction of affirmative action into the police force are moot because it has been proven that it is already in place. In 2006, Avon and Somerset discarded nearly 200 applications from white men simply on the grounds that they were white and males.

Ralph Welsman, one of those white applicants, took the force to court over this discrimination and the Avon and Somerset force admitted their unlawful actions and settled with Mr. Welsman out of court.

And in the same year, Gloucester police were forced to pay compensation to Matt Powell who was one of 108 white applicants who had their application forms thrown into the bin simply because they were white.

Avon and Somerset police discarded nearly 200 applications from young white men after a recruitment drive last year to give greater opportunity to women and ethnic minority candidates. It claimed that white males were “over- represented” on the force.

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