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Fedster posted a topic in UK Policing NewsDonald Trump visit: Sadiq Khan refuses to 'rise to beastly comments' The mayor of London says he will not rise to Donald Trump's "beastly" accusation that he did "a terrible job" after 2017's terror attacks. The US president used an interview ahead of his UK visit to attack Sadiq Khan over the wave of terror attacks in the capital. He also blamed the mayor for a rise in immigration, saying "look at all the crime brought in". Mr Khan questioned why he was singled out as being responsible for terrorism. The mayor was speaking as Labour MP David Lammy accused Mr Trump of being a "racist" who "hates that London chose a Muslim mayor". View Full Story I agree with David Lammy, Trump hates the fact that there is a London mayor who is Muslim, Trump is at best a closet racist. However being the President his views carry alot of weight, thus thought i would start this debate, are immigrants responsible for bringing " large scale crime" to the UK? Should Sadiq Khan shoulder total responsibility for the crime in London?
Fedster posted a topic in Police Oracle FeaturesEleven chiefs have so far approved but others are said to be 'dragging their feet'. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Police chiefs have been accused of stalling on the decision to pay allowances to officers providing mutual aid during US President Donald Trump’s visit. Mr Trump is scheduled to have talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on July 13, and part of the responsibility for protecting him will fall on the epauletted shoulders of British Policing. For the duration of his stay, officers from all forces will be required to provide mutual aid – but a loophole means many will not qualify for the Away from Home Overnight Allowance. “To say this is a logistically challenging event is an understatement. In fact it is unprecedented in its policing demands,” Police Federation Operational Lead Simon Kempton said. “Huge numbers of police officers are taken away from their own forces, in turn leaving their colleagues behind and under additional pressure.” Mr Kempton, who has been campaigning for overnight allowances for years - and even more so in recent months as Mr Trump’s visit looms - says the payment should instead be called ‘Held in Reserve Allowances.’ “The name of this payment itself is something of a misnomer. You do not – as you may expect – automatically get compensated if you are forced to be away from home because of a work deployment,” he said. In order to qualify for the £50 payment an officer must be held in reserve and to be deemed to be ‘held in reserve’ and officer must: Be away from their normal place of duty Be required to stay in a ‘particular, specified place’ overnight, rather than being allowed home By reason of the need be ready for immediate deployment But the last criteria ‘be ready for immediate deployment’ has become a sticking point. Officers not actively on stand-by do not necessarily qualify for the payment - and all three boxes must be ticked in order to be eligible. Lancashire Chief Constable Andy Rhodes spoke out following discussions between the Police Federation and the National Police Chief’s Council and announced he will be paying towards officers’ overnight expenses. Ten other chiefs have also approved the payment, including all four Welsh forces. Police Oracle understands the other six do not wish to announce their decision as yet. Hampshire Police Federation Chairman John Apter disclosed Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney has decided not to pay the allowance for officers providing mutual aid – which he says he will challenge - and describes the situation as a “kick in the teeth which officers don’t deserve.” Simon Kempton added his “thanks” to those who have so far agreed to pay the allowance, but is “disappointed” some are still “dragging their heels.” He said: “I accept that money is short. I know we have all had to tighten our belts and our purse-strings. But this is not the way to do it. If these payments are withheld the cost is more than fiscals. “Officers are facing unprecedented demands with diminishing resources. Mutual aid and the need for national deployments are a natural consequence of the reduction in police force numbers. Every time it happens it has an impact on officers, and the public who then get a reduced service as a result. “I urge the chiefs and the government to get their houses in order and confirm they will pay the allowance to all officers who are forced away from their family and friends because of this visit; and to commit to then re-examining the qualification criteria to appropriately reflect the sacrifice made by officers going forward.” In response to the issue, NPCC Strategic Lead ACC Chris Shead, said: “There is an ongoing discussion about the future of the away from home allowance between the NPCC and the Police Federation. In current regulations, the away from home allowance is triggered if officers are deemed to be held on reserve, meaning they are available for immediate deployment. “Each operation is unique and therefore the Gold Commander for each operation makes a determination as to whether the officers are held on reserve based on the individual circumstances. “Any officers travelling to another force to support the Presidential Visit will be informed as to what allowances they will receive.” After visiting the capital, it has been suggested the president may then visit at least one of his golf courses in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire – which could cost Police Scotland £5 million. The Federation is now taking legal advice around the rights of officers deployed on mutual aid, considering court action and seeks clarity on what restrictions can be lawfully placed on officers who are deployed, but are not deemed to qualify for the allowance. View On Police Oracle
Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group. The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms Fransen claims to be Muslim. Britain First was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP). The group has grabbed attention on social media with controversial posts about what they deem "the Islamification of the UK". It has put up members to run in European elections and by-elections on anti-immigration and anti-abortion policies, but has yet to secure any seats. It also contested the most recent London mayoral election, receiving 1.2% of the vote. The original video was shared by US conservative commentator Ann Coulter who Mr Trump follows. Ms Fransen has more than 52,000 followers on Twitter. She responded enthusiastically to Mr Trump sharing her tweets. She posted on her account: "Donald Trump himself has retweeted these videos and has around 44 million followers!" "God bless you Trump! God bless America!" she added. The message was also shared on Britain First's Twitter account. Earlier this month, Ms Fransen was charged with using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour" during speeches she made in Belfast. She will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday 14 December. Mr Trump's decision to retweet the videos met dismay on social media. Brendan Cox, whose wife, British MP Jo Cox, was murdered by a right-wing extremist who shouted "Britain First" before committing the act, has condemned the action. TV presenter and journalist Piers Morgan, who has called himself a "friend" of the president, tweeted: "What the hell are you doing?" "Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets," he said. The Muslim Council for Britain called on the UK government to "distance" itself from the comments. "This is the clearest endorsement yet from the US president of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda," a spokeswoman said. The issue was raised in the UK parliament, and opposition Labour MP Yvette Cooper called on the government to condemn the actions of Mr Trump. But House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it would be wrong to expect the government to immediately respond. Source - BBC
Rocket posted a topic in The Locker RoomImage copyright US President Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday but has since been restored, the social media company said. An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account, it said, clarifying that it had been their last day in the job. The account was down for 11 minutes and Twitter is now investigating. Tweets from Mr Trump, who has 41.7 million followers, have frequently caused controversy. The latest incident has sparked debate about the security of the president's account, given the potential consequences of posts falsely attributed to Mr Trump being published. However, @POTUS, the official account of the US president, was unaffected. Trump tweets come back to haunt him Trump's favourite medium 'Last day' On Thursday evening, visitors to Mr Trump's page for a short time could only see a message that read "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" Image copyright Twitter Image caption Donald Trump has been actively using Twitter to promote his policies and attack his opponents After the account was restored, Mr Trump's first tweet was about the Republican Party's tax cuts plan. Twitter said it was investigating the problem and taking steps to avoid it happening again. It later said: "Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee's last day. We are conducting a full internal review." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41854482 So, it is your last day at your current place of employment. What mischief if any would you get up to?