London police outsource decision making

London police are going to consult with the community before they make any future anti-terrorist raids:

POLICE have agreed to consult a panel of Muslim leaders before mounting counter-terrorist raids or arrests. Members of the panel will offer their assessment of whether information police have on a suspect is too flimsy and will also consider the consequences on community relations of a raid.

Now, perhaps I’m missing the point here, but shouldn’t the police be able to figure out whether the evidence they have warrants a raid all by themselves? 

And, if the police are so uncertain of the evidence on which they choose to make their raids that they feel the need to get reassurance from the community – well, they probably shouldn’t really be considering the raid in the first place.

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  1. This makes me VERY angry. Essentially, this policy says “we’re happy to compromise national security as well as the safety of our citizens (of all ethnic and faith backgrounds) to make sure that we don’t offend a vocal minority”. This is stupid.

    I’m also curious as to why the police are considered competent enough to asses the evidence against anyone else, but Muslims are somehow harder to condemn/exonerate. This too is stupid.

    I’m curious, in the days of the IRA’s terrorist attacks on Britain, was there a panel of Irish people who got to decide who should and shouldn’t be arrested or where raids should take place? Of course not! THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN STUPID.

    What is wrong with the world?

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