The Police Federation has rowed back on its welcome for the stop & search Code of Conduct, which at first they’d mistakenly taken to be a ‘colour code’.
“To say we’re disappointed would be an understatement” said spokesperson John Bigot
“We’d even had a batch of Dulux-type colour charts made for new officers, to take the guesswork out of their racism until they’re up to speed.”
A suspicion that a citizen might not have generations of English born ancestors, dating back to 1066, will no longer be sufficient to justify a humiliating pat down and search. In the High Street. On a Saturday afternoon. In front of your children.
Despite some high-profile work with the Stephen Lawrence and Mark Duggan cases, over recent years the police have been losing ground in racist league tables to relative newcomers, such as ‘EDL’ & ‘Britain First’.
The Code won’t make their task any easier says Bigot. “It’s like the Government are kicking us when we’re down. And it’s not even as if we’re black.”