Friday, August 25, 2017

UK: London Police say they will no longer come out after a crime if you’re healthy, middle-aged white and speak good English'

(London)  The police in London have revealed their new policing policy. Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey of the London Metropolitan Police has spoken to the media about changes to the Mets policing policy he said the “absolutely feasible” change would see the Met assessing the level of risk faced by a caller when deciding whether to send officers for a “face to face service”. He said members of the public who might be prioritised in future included people with learning difficulties, the elderly and people who did not speak English as their first language. Healthy middle-aged men such as himself might miss out. Mr Mackey said burglary victims would “probably always get a service” but that “vehicle crime, those sorts of things” were among the types of offence where police might not attend unless the person affected was vulnerable. He admitted this was a “difficult area” of policy, but said it could be required to help the force cope with major spending cuts over the coming years.

The thing is the government stated  only in June that funding for the Police will be protected for the next 3 years, not only that, but the Mayor of London Socialist Human rights lawyer Sadiq Khan controls the budget for the London Metropolitan Police.  Which kind of explains why he increased it in Feb this year.

Maybe there's another reason why the Met are going to give preference to Non-white people in London?