October 31st, 2007

“And he called me a ……”

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

I’ve decided if ever I need to ring the police when I retire, I’m going to end whatever it is I’m reporting with, "Oh, and he called me racist names."

You get a higher response when you mention the ‘R’ word. Anything with a hint of racism takes a higher priority over most other things. You have to give it a higher grading when you take a call & create a job on the system. As the controller you have to make sure it’s assigned within a squillionth of a nano-second otherwise some jobsworth in the Diversity Office will be on the Bat Phone to the Ops Room inspector asking why nobody has been sent to the racist job yet.

So when I retire, everything I report will be a racist incident.

Surely nobody is so manipulative as to do such an immoral thing?

One of my officers went to a typical racist incident this week. An Asian taxi driver with a customer who had failed to pay £2 of the fare & had disappeared into a nearby house.

The officer turned up and took details, knocked on the door and persuaded the perp’ to pay the outstanding balance to the taxi driver. As the job had come in as a racist incident the officer naturally had to record the intricacies on a special form, one for racist incidents.

Officer: "And what racist language did they use?"

Driver: "Well to be honest they didn’t use any racist language but my controller told me to say they called me a paki because you get a better response."

Who would have thought someone could possibly abuse the system to get a better response from the police than anyone else, you wouldn’t believe it, would you?

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  1. Litew8 says:

    … and all that for 2 quid…

    October 31st, 2007 at 18:38

  2. Reactively Proactive says:

    As long as some of the fare has been paid, its a civil matter in my book. He has contact details for the ‘perp’ as the house he took him too. The racist bit would get written off as trying to evoke a faster police responce, and it should go once the 14 civilians that get paid to ring and make sure I’m not lying have confirmed it. I would even consider issuing an £80 ticket for it.

    October 31st, 2007 at 21:05

  3. 200 says:

    Quick Comment to Twinning/Black in Blue!

    I think you left a comment on this but unfortunately your comments are being flagged as spam by my ‘Spam karma’ software. I’m not sure why this is. I managed to add your last comment by hand by entering it into the database directly as spam karma automatically deletes what it thinks is spam, but I can’t do that with your latest comment. Perhaps you can try commenting again so I can see why it’s being flagged as spam?


    November 1st, 2007 at 16:11

  4. Twining or Black in Blue says:

    I thought I wasn’t getting through. I just said it is sad where some Black people use this to try and get a better deal. The problem is I forgot what I was going to say, hmm the complexity of racist incidents. We then have to fathom out the what from the chaff or something like that. And what happens when another person calls a similar job in? The problem is, how do we know whether the next person is genuine or not. I call this sort of using us as playing games. Thanks for taking the time to ask me to make a comment. And can I be on your blog roll please?

    November 1st, 2007 at 21:23

  5. Twining or Black in Blue says:

    Ooh, it printed this time! And the problem is this game playing occurs inside also. Some Black people play a “game.” I have no idea how playing games helps others understand!

    November 1st, 2007 at 21:25

  6. 200 says:

    no problem, duly added!

    November 1st, 2007 at 21:36

  7. ACB says:

    So what do I have to say when calling the Police – he called me whitey????

    June 7th, 2011 at 17:00

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