NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Cops banned from wearing flag, could offend Muslims
Displaying the Union Jack might
offend "certain communities"
Police officers wearing Union Jack badges in tribute to PC David Phillips who was killed on duty were allegedly ordered to remove them – because they might cause "offence".
Metropolitan Police officers were reportedly told not to wear the 'thin blue line' badges – a Union jack flag with a blue line through it – because it "could cause offence to some within certain communities".
Ken Marsh, chairman of the Met Police Federation constables' branch, confirmed an email had been sent round at the time of PC Phillips' death saying "the badge may be seen as some sort of political statement".
PC Phillips, 34, was killed in a hit-and-run in the early hours of October 5 in Wallasey, Merseyside.
The married dad-of-two was mown down by the stolen red Mitsubishi pick-up he was trying to stop.
Officers began wearing the 'thin blue line' patch, often used to demonstrate public support for families of fallen officers, in the wake of his death.
But a high-ranking Scotland Yard officer apparently sent the email in fear the badge could cause problems, the Sunday Express reports.