Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Justice’s distant cousins

Two sets of news from BBC Text- TV and about the British police today. It speaks for itself, really. Let me just add that this once again reveal their priorities and their sense of justice, like all policemen’s acts, all over the world.

Menezes police officer promoted

One of the senior officers in charge on the day Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police has been promoted. Commander Cressida Dick is now a deputy assistant commissioner - one of the highest ranks in the force, the Metropolitan Police Authority said.

Mr. Menezes, 27, was shot eight times at Stockwell Underground Station.

The Brazilian man’s family said it was «disgraceful» to promote Ms Dick before an investigation into her conduct had been completed.

Police «not enforcing hunt law»

Police are adopting a «pick and mix» attitude to the law on hunting and ignoring offences, anti-hunt campaigners say.

Marking two years since the introduction of a ban on hunting with dogs, protesters in Parliament Square called for better enforcement. Activists, dressed as bank robbers and gangsters, said hunts were «openly breaking the law».

But the countryside alliance said no hunt had done anything illegal.

1 comment:

Lucid Glow said...

Yeah, that's the world's peace officers for ya. «Protect and serve» indeed. They're nothing but bulllies serving their masters. Disgusting, if you ask me.