And it’s not Sparta. It’s giving people their own police, based on their religion.
MUSLIM crime victims could gain the right to have their cases overseen by police from their own religion, it emerged last night.
Police in London already give victims the right to ask for a Sikh officer to be involved in an investigation but the scheme could be introduced for other religions elsewhere.
Chief Supt Joanna Young, from the Met’s Criminal Justice Policy Unit, said: “If it’s a success, I would encourage the other (police) associations to do likewise.”
Let’s be honest. The law is blind. When you read the words on the pages, they are not written towards any race, religion, or sexual disposition (for the most part).
Where issues arise is in what we in the sub force call “Malicious compliance with the procedure.” Selective strict enforcement of the laws is where people get into trouble. Always has been, always will be. It’s the constant struggle of good cop vs bad cop.
But determining which cops enforce the law for certain people is not the way to go. Because when you do, you grant de facto permission to selectively enforce the law. In essence, you might be granting a certain group immunity from the law because the sympathetic group of officers may see no problem, for instance, with honor killings.
You’d hope this wouldn’t be the case, and that they would all enforce the law universally, but you never know.
It’s a crazy world we live in….