Last week, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, famous for her supervisory role in the execution of Charles de Menezes in 2005, chose to ignore the huge cuts to police budgets by the Tories and blame crime rises on the effect of social media. Her motivation was obedience to the Tory narrative of apportioning blame for any ill on anything but the real cause, namely, Tory policy.
Cressida Dick’s obsequiousness to the Tories is understandable. Despite her clear culpability in Menezes’ death and her assistance to the ensuing cover-up she was not prosecuted or sacked and has been promoted several times since with lucrative pay rises each time.
“No, ma’am, I just deleted the message”
In Dick thoughts, reported by Fiona Hamilton and Rachel Sylvester in The Times, the commissioner said “there’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go…
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