Disturbance in the force (letter)by Alan BarronNews Weekly
, April 1, 2006
According to the BBC news, the Brits want a police force that reflects the "diversity of the community".
Apparently they are aiming to produce a force of short, "height to weight proportionate" (read overweight), force made up of females, ethnic minorities and disabled persons in order to reflect the diversity of the community.
I guess it won't be long therefore - if the force wants to be truly inclusive - to have recruiting policies favouring drug-addicts, homosexuals, alcoholics, mature-aged persons, short people, overweight and dole-bludgers etc. And I wonder if they will consider recruiting juveniles over 14 years of age? (Children are clearly under-represented in the force).
In 20 years time it shouldn't be too hard to rob a bank, as in all probability a 155cm, plump 55-year-old female with a limp, will be sent to "apprehend" you.
If this ever comes to be, then, well may we say, "May the force be with you" - because society will need it.Alan Barron,