Bisexuality and The Police

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No. I don’t mean the rock band. It’s an unexpected advert curtesy of the other police that I caught a glimpse of instead. It took me several attempts to get the shot, as the car was rocking back and forth threatening to flatten me against bemused commutes. Plus, the purple safety bar was unfortunately very much in the way, hence the angle.

I’m not sure whether you can read the small print, so to ensure you need not squint yourself into a wrinkly visage, I’ll lend a helping eye:

“At Stonewall we’ve campaigned for 25 years for equality. We’ve had major successes with legalising same sex marriage, repealing Section 28 and lifting the ban on gay people serving in the forces. But 99% of young gay people still regularly hear homophobic language at school, 100 homophobic hate crimes are reported to police every week and 2.4 million people have witnessed homophobic bullying at work in the last five years.

Lots done. Lots to do.”

Atta police. Keep up the good work. 

Whenever the law enforcement agency appears in the press of late, it is once again to emphasise its shortcomings. Either you hear more about PlebGate or a shooting gone wrong. These are important issues, and keeping them in the public eye will hopefully ensure that appropriate measures are taken so that they might not reoccur in the future. There is little media coverage of the things that the men and women entrusted with serving and protecting the public are getting right. Don’t they deserve some acknowledgement for this?

Snippets from the Underground series.