British Bobby warns new chief “not thought police”

In the blame that police are over-focusing on political correctness, the new Inspector Morse in the UK should focus on serious crimes, away from “the various ideas people have”. Said.

Andy Cook, who acted as senior police adviser last month, should keep in mind that the chief police officer should avoid “small” p “politics” and make a clear distinction between what crime is. Said.

Former Merseyside Police Chief Cook holds some of the riskiest portfolios of policing, is a national policing leader in serious organized crime, and was a national leader in crime.

Cook’s HM Chief Inspector oversees the unit’s assessment and includes making recommendations for improvement.

“We are not the Thought Police. We obey the law, we obey the law. It’s that simple,” he told The Times of London on May 15. .. “

Police have been criticized for the past few years to crack down on people’s views.

For example, gender-critical women report that their views are recorded as hate crimes.

And in a police campaign in northern England in 2021, we saw a digital advertising van with the following words: “Being aggressive is a crime.” A rainbow-colored flag is attached to it, urging people to come forward and report hate crimes. Police finally apologized after widespread criticism.

In 2021, due to a legal objection attracting attention from the Fair Cop organization, the record of the “non-criminal hate crime” is an illegal interference with freedom of speech and violates Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It was decided that there was.

“Police are busy enough to deal with the serious crimes that are happening and busy enough to keep people safe,” Cook said.

He also added that politics should move away from politics.

“I think it’s important that the priorities we give are prioritized over those at greatest risk, and that politics keeps us away from politics with the little” p “and the various ideas people have.” He said.

“These ideas are not illegal unless they act. The law is very clear as to what is illegal and what is not.”

Cook said the public wanted to know that police would take action, no matter how serious the crime, when the crime was committed.

According to the 2020 Crime Investigations in England and Wales (pdf), Public confidence in police is declining from 62% in 2017 to 55% in 2020.

“Police need to ensure that the public is confident that they will take action against crime at any level,” he said.

“Obviously, we need to deal with serious crimes, but there are also crimes in the neighborhood, robbery, car theft, etc.,” Cook added.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Owen Evans


Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist who covers stories from a wide range of countries with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech.