What a day!

Earlier today I sat as part of the MPA’s Professional Standards Cases Sub-committee that took the decision to suspend Commander Dizaei. This is a serious issue and I do not intend to discuss the details on this blog. If you want the information that is available at the moment you can read it here.

After that meeting I hopped onto the train down to the Charles Darwin School to watch the unveiling of their anti-knife pledge wall. After the visit to Feltham YOI and the professional standards meeting (both of which brought me down a bit) it was great being involved with teachers, students and the local safer neighbourhood team in Darwin Ward. Their enthusiasm was infectious.

The students at the school are making a very public statement. They reject knife culture and are thinking about the realities of knife crime and the repercussions on the lives of the victims and perpetrators.

A big thank you to everyone involved (only some of whom are in the photo above), it is a part of my job that I really enjoy.

8 responses to “What a day!

  1. Shame that with all our money going into these projects, no one could afford to proof read the spelling on the billboard/poster.But with the average IQ of policemen being so low, I’m not surprised no one spotted it (appart from you of course James!)

  2. Shame that with all our money going into these projects, no one could afford to proof read the spelling on the billboard/poster.But with the average IQ of policemen being so low, I’m not surprised no one spotted it (appart from you of course James!)

  3. Well done on Dizaei. As the MPA web site says the case is still sub-judice. However you’ve shown that nobody is untouchable even if they’re big in the Black Police Association and play the race card at every opportunity.

  4. Well done on Dizaei. As the MPA web site says the case is still sub-judice. However you’ve shown that nobody is untouchable even if they’re big in the Black Police Association and play the race card at every opportunity.

  5. Yes, StC, I noticed that in the photo too. I was, however, then promptly distracted by spotting the lady wearing the boots third in from the right.

  6. Yes, StC, I noticed that in the photo too. I was, however, then promptly distracted by spotting the lady wearing the boots third in from the right.

  7. Hey my name is Richard and I am the teacher at Charles Darwin who facilitated the pledge wall. No public money was offered/used or wasted. It has all been self funded by the school as part of our recent ‘arts week’. Also the pupils of the school designed the artwork which is supposed to look like a mobile phone screen. The text being abbreviated as young people would write in a text message. An amazing statement by the pupils and great for the school in so many ways – Thanks again James for your attendance and kind words.

  8. Hey my name is Richard and I am the teacher at Charles Darwin who facilitated the pledge wall. No public money was offered/used or wasted. It has all been self funded by the school as part of our recent ‘arts week’. Also the pupils of the school designed the artwork which is supposed to look like a mobile phone screen. The text being abbreviated as young people would write in a text message. An amazing statement by the pupils and great for the school in so many ways – Thanks again James for your attendance and kind words.

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