Thursday, May 15, 2008

Police conduct

As everyone knows, at this stage, the news police code of conduct doesn't mention abusing your power to rape women. Despite the direct line of causation between police officers using their power to rape women and their being a police code of conduct in the first place.

They didn't have to stop police officers raping women; they didn't even have to care that police officers were raping women; they just had to look like they cared about police officers raping women. And they failed.

But wait, they have an explanation:

A spokesman for police headquarters said: "Although the code does not specifically refer to inappropriate sexual behaviour, the code does cover such activity."

It contained a clear reference to "respect for people and property".
People AND Property, I'm guessing they included both, because there are a fair number of police officers who aren't sure whether young women are property or people.

7 comments:

  1. "People AND Property, I'm guessing they included both, because there are a fair number of police officers who aren't sure whether young women are property or people."

    Exactly.

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  2. Great post, Maia.

    I found adverts for positions at PNHQ, they needed new staff to administer this new code of conduct.

    For fun, I requested the job descriptions.
    Very interesting, will pass that around some time.

    Proves the point I make regularly about lack of intelligence in the intelligence section... :-)

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  3. Your link to your Comment Policy doesn't seem to be working. I'm not sure if I breached the policy.
    Cheers

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  4. Sorry to cut in, I'll be brief:

    Well it's your blog Maia, you can do what you want with it including turning off the comments.

    But IMHO a refusal to answer "please explain" politely posed says rather a lot about the depth of thinking here, I'd have thought.

    What is a person afraid of when she or he considers a request to explain his or her thinking worthy of censorship?

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  5. There is also mention of not treating people harshly in the new code of conduct. I think it's a slap in the face to all women abused by Police Officers - there should be clear guidelines outlining unnacceptable sexual misconduct. It's very disappointing.

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  6. Anonymous11:41 pm

    What you need is a good cock!

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  7. "What you need is a good cock!"

    It's disgusting comments like this that make me so angry. Who the hell do these men think they are?

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