Author Topic: Defund the Police  (Read 13559 times)

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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2021, 04:29:43 pm »

While UK police say they lack the manpower and resources to protect women, they do seem to have time and energy to engage in all sorts of virtual signalling activities. Photo sessions with LGBTQ+ activists. Selling merch with Stonewall, the LGBTQ+ organization. Marching in parades, running social media accounts that would compare to anything a Tumblr SJW might come up with. They have even investigated Twitter accounts.  In this case, https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uk-judge-police-probe-transphobic-tweets-unlawful-68984071 police investigated a man for posting a "transphobic" limerick on Twitter; there are others.  The weekend before Sarah Everard was abducted, police were driving around a billboard van that had the message "Being Offensive Is An Offence" on the side, along with an LGBT Pride flag. (they later issued a statement clarifying that being offensive is not, in fact, an offense.)  It is infuriating that in an environment when prosecution of sexual offenses against women has absolutely cratered compared to even a few years ago, the police can somehow find the time and energy for these inane virtue signalling exercises. Instead of driving around in your little billboard van to falsely tell people that "Being Offensive is an Offence", maybe you should go and work on investigating some actual offenses. Freaking idiots.

It can't be healthy to be this obsessed.

It's also strange to blame neoliberal austerity measures on police's inability or unwillingness to investigate crimes against women when you see the same thing in other places where the cops haven't lost any funding. IIRC the Globe and Mail did a whole series on how Canadian police agencies DGAF about sexual assault cases.


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