UK: Cops Could Soon Have Their Phones Randomly Checked for Wrongthink

Tom Winsor, the world’s most constipated cuck

Oh okay.

So now we’re just going to go ahead and check people’s phones randomly to see if people are privately making jokes they’re not allowed to make.

That seems reasonable enough.

The Guardian:

Random phone searches for police officers should be carried out to check for inappropriate jokes and racist, sexist and homophobic slurs, the chief inspector of constabulary has said.

Sir Tom Winsor said trawling WhatsApp and social media could act as a deterrent, much in the same way that the random drug testing of police officers does. Sir Tom also spoke of his revulsion over officers taking photographs of the murdered sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry before sharing them in a group message with colleagues.

In an interview with the Times, he condemned the actions of PC Deniz Jaffer and PC Jamie Lewis, who are facing jail for photographing the sisters and sharing the images on WhatsApp.

The Guardian understands that Jaffer was a mentor for new recruits. The Met say he resigned in August and that he and Lewis will face a fast track process to sack them.

“The police see people in their most desperate moments, in the worst times of their lives. Photographing the bodies of two people who’ve been murdered, it’s just unspeakably disgusting, revolting,” he said.

Winsor said police must be tougher in vetting new officers to stop another Wayne Couzens joining the service, but also be more assiduous in “weeding out” officers who show a fondness for violence, enjoy exercising power over others, or display homophobia, racism or misogynistic tendencies.

He said: “It seems to me that there is no strong case for saying there should not be random checks of their social media. If they put stuff up on Facebook, a public site, it’s public. WhatsApp communications are encrypted end to end, but they are still stored on the receiving device and indeed the sending device. So they can be interrogated.”

Addressing concerns about how this could breach privacy, he said due to the extraordinary powers the police have, they should be held to higher standards than other professions.

“Let’s say rather than put the information on an electronic message, the person in question wrote it down, put it in an envelope and posted it to another person. Nobody would seriously assert that the paper correspondence should be confidential in all circumstances.

“The right to privacy of your correspondence, under the Human Rights Convention, is not an absolute right.”

They’ve been saying this for years, actually, just not so straightforwardly.

They’ve been dressing it up in language about terrorism.

But Moslems don’t get their phones checked, because no one would ever be willing to arrest them for crimes.

Why not check Pakis’ phones instead?