While the police in Florida are trying to avoid accusations of racism after the Neighborhood Watch volunteer killed a black teenager, their British colleagues are also facing racism complaints.
According to the Independent, the Metropolitan police are now facing allegations of racism, abuse and violence involving at least 15 officers. The police have decided to unveil the details of these cases fearing a return to the crisis of the early 1990-s that saw the force branded “institutionally racist”. At the same time it should be noted that tension between different ethnic groups is constantly growing with some representatives of the ethnic minorities openly declaring their hatred to the police.
The recent high profile proceeding was triggered by the video fragment, in which a policeman who was detaining a black suspect during the last year riots in London called him “a nigger”. In the result of the investigation eight police officers were dismissed and the police also initiated proceedings against 20 officers accused of violence and prosecution on ethnic grounds. The accusations include even intimidations and threats in the address of the colleagues of these officers.
The enthusiasm with which the British police began to root out racism in it ranks is easy to explain. In the early 1990-s, the scandal ensued the murder of a black teenager, Steven Laurence, and incapability of the police to find his murderers. In 1997, the governmental commission, a so-called Macpherson’s commission, declared that the investigation had failed because racist ideas and sentiments were widely spread among the policemen. The case of Steven Laurence led to a significant reorganization of the work of the British police. In particular they lifted recruitment restrictions and began to employ African and Asian natives.
The reports provided by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) prove that the British police have failed to fully eliminate racism sentiments in its ranks. But it is also important to remember forget about the radical sentiments which are becoming more wide spread in the British society following the failure of the Multiculturalism policy. Despite the promises of its supporters this policy has led only to the escalation of inter-ethic and inter-racial conflicts and practically uncontrolled migration has turned many European countries into the tinderbox which is ready to explode at any moment.
Many of these migrants do not want to integrate into the British society and openly declare their disrespect to the local laws and law enforcement agencies. Although British policemen can’t be called angels it should be also noted that some of the accusations of racism look artificial. The mass riots in London last summer are one of the telling examples.
In most of the mass media the protests were presented as a reaction of the society to the racism of the policemen who shot Mark Daggan a black drug dealer. These protests grew into acts of violence and looting. Although the British liberals condemned the cruel suppressing of the peace protests those “peaceful” protesters robbed the shops with household appliances and clothes forcing local residents to protect their streets and districts.
The only right thing to do is to admit that racism is still a serious disease of the modern society in the UK and of entire Europe and its ideas are spread among both whites and the colored people. But the European society is so obsessed with the idea of political correctness that it is hard to believe that it will make such a step. That means that the situation with ethnic and racist conflicts will continue to get worse in the future until it reaches the point of no return.