Apparently there's now a "new kid on the block"
snip “I think we’re past the high-water mark,” Stephen Watson, the newly appointed chief constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), told a British broadsheet on taking up his job. “The public are getting a little bit fed up of virtue-signalling police officers when they’d really rather we just locked up burglars.”
Manchester’s top cop bans police from kneeling & wearing rainbow laces. No, it’s not racism or homophobia – it’s professionalismThe woke US gesture of taking the knee may have taken hold, but the new top cop of England’s second-largest force has banned police from virtue signalling, saying the public is “fed up” and would rather they caught burglars.www.rt.com
Watson agrees. He said, “I don’t think that things like taking the knee and demonstrating that you have a commonality of view with the protesters that you’re policing is compatible with the standards of service that people require of their police.
So, there will be no GMP plod kneeling during marches they’re supposed to be patrolling and no “putting rainbows on their epaulettes and wearing rainbow shoelaces,” said the chief constable.
Watson’s not advocating racism or homophobia in any way. He’s being a professional, parking the politics and trying to enhance the reputation of his force,"
A shame he wasn’t out there being so bold for the last decade.
He has his top job know and feels comfortable to speak out.
I would have been more impressed with him if I had heard more from him previously.