Our thanks to Stuart and others for this. Key extracts:
Cressida Dick is the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the first woman to take charge of London’s police force.
She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who led the force from 2011 until announcing his retirement last year.
Ms Dick, [note, not Mrs or Miss, and there are no details of her marital status on her Wikipedia page] previously the national policing lead on counter-terrorism, said she was “thrilled and humbled”.
But her appointment was criticised by the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was wrongly shot dead during an operation she led in 2005.
The Brazilian electrician was killed two weeks after the 7/7 London Bombings when he was mistakenly identified as a terror suspect.
A jury later found the Met had broken health and safety laws, but found there was “no personal culpability for Commander Cressida Dick”. [How can that be? Was it just the customary gynocentric failure to hold women accountable for their failures, or the failures of those under their control?]…
Her appointment means that for the first time all three top policing jobs in the UK are held by women: the Met commissioner, the head of the National Crime Agency and the president of the National Police Chief’s Council.
Ms Dick’s statement said: “This is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity.
“I’m looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of London and working again with the fabulous women and men [my emphasis] of the Met.
The head of the Crown Prosecution Service, the Justice secretary, the Home secretary, and the holders of all three top policing jobs in the UK are feminists. Basically, that’s the criminal justice system in feminist hands. Things are going to get even worse for men in the UK. Much worse.
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